Thursday, October 25, 2012

Volunteering this Weekend

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to let you all know, we have decided to reschedule the volunteering day at Rachel's.  It was supposed to be this Sunday at 1pm, but that has been cancelled.  We will let you know when we reschedule it.  Sorry for the late notice!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Haunted House!

We took a break from the clinic on Bainbridge Island to get our Halloween on at a nearby haunted house! This was after we were chased out by a chainsaw- it was terrifying!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Practice Schedule

Here is the lesson schedule for Fall Quarter.  It is your job to arrange a ride to practice for yourself each week.  Please note that the time listed is when your lesson starts.  Please arrive to the barn with enough time to get your horse, tack up, do your workout, and be ready to ride at your lesson time.  Also, please be considerate to your drivers and offer money for gas.  If you are unable to attend practice, please give 24 hours notice to either Coach Rachel or one of the officers.   

Monday at 3:30pm:
Sam (Car)
Elizabeth F.

Tuesday at 2:30pm:

Tuesday at 6:30pm:
Allison (Car)

Wednesday at 6:00pm:
Claire (Car)
Casey (Car)

Thursday at 3:00pm:
Molly (Car)

Friday 1:00pm:
Leanna (Car)
C Hayley

Monday, October 8, 2012


New Members:

There will be a paperwork meeting this Tuesday October 9th at 7pm in the Communication Facility room 225.  This meeting is mandatory to join the team, as we have deadlines for paperwork that we must meet.  Please bring the following to the meeting:

-Your USHJA membership card (you will need to pay the $15 fee online)
-$30 cash (for one discipline only) or $40 cash (if you ride both disciplines)
-Your laptop if able

Returning Members:

There will be a meeting this Thursday October 11 at 7pm in the Communication Facility room 225.  Please bring any fees/paperwork that you did not bring last week.  We will take hours of who volunteered this weekend, as well as discuss some important information.  Also, you must email your class/work schedules to the team account by the meeting Thursday or you will not be added to the team roster.  We need the schedules as soon as possible so that we can coordinate practice times.  And please note that meetings are mandatory unless there is an extenuating circumstance that prohibits your attendance.  If this is the case, please be sure to give 24 hours notice that you will be unable to attend.  

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Horse Expo!

We had such a successful weekend at the horse expo!  Thank you everyone who came out to volunteer and thank you so much to Maryjo for this amazing opportunity!
Whitney and Casey hard at work at our booth at the horse expo!
So many cupcakes!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tryouts and Volunteering Updates!

Hey Everyone!

New Riders:

This weekend tryouts will be held ONLY on Saturday October 6th at 10am.  This will be for both English and Western riders.  There is a $10 fee per discipline.  You will learn more about this at the new member meeting tomorrow evening (6pm in the Wade King Rec Center Conference Room).  See you all there!

Current Members:

This weekend we are volunteering at the Horse Expo at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds!  Alexa has sent an email with an Excel spreadsheet of when you have signed up to volunteer, so be sure to check your emails!  It is your job to coordinate carpools, please be sure to arrive early so that you are ready to start your shift on time!

We also have the amazing opportunity to have a booth at the Expo!  Thank you so much to Maryjo for being such a great supporter of our team!  

We will be having an all-member meeting next week.  It will most likely take place next Tuesday October 9th, time and place to be determined.  If you did not have your paperwork or IHSA fee at the last meeting, please bring it to the meeting Tuesday!

We have a few more upcoming events, more info to come:

October 13th and 14th we will volunteer at the WESNIP garage sale.  This is something we did last year as well and it was a lot of fun!  We will be sending out a list of who signed up for which date/time slots soon, so be sure to check your email regularly!

October 20th and 21st we have the opportunity to attend an English Clinic on Bainbridge Island with Molly Bogardus, Whitney and Claire's trainer.  We worked with her last year and it was so helpful and so much fun!  There are opportunities to ride on the flat or over fences.  Contact Whitney if you would like to attend and have not yet signed up.  Details on the trip as well as the cost will be coming soon!

October 28th we will volunteer at Coach Rachel's facility.  This will be an opportunity to give back to Rachel, who has helped us so much!  We will be cleaning the facility, cleaning and organizing tack, and painting the jump standards that Whitney made for us this summer!  There will be a potluck to follow!  This will tentatively take place at 1pm, but there will be more details on that, as well as signing up to bring food, coming soon.

I know this is a lot of information to take in, we just wanted to give you all plenty of notice so you can put the information on your calendars!  We will discuss all of this at the next meeting and as these event dates approach!

Have a wonderful rest of your weeks and we will see you all soon!