President's Corner -
Notes from the Prez:
There's a lot going on with the
Douglas County Fox Trotters. We had 36 people at our February 2, 2012 meeting.
This was one of the largest turn outs I can remember. Our next meeting is set
for Thursday March 1, 2012 at the Ava Subway. Dinner is ordered off the
starting at 6:00 PM. The business meeting starts at 7:00 PM.
The trail riding season is quickly
approaching. Our first trail ride is scheduled for March 7th at Willie Lee up on
the Glade Top Trail. The ride leaves the trail head at 10:00 AM.
lunch and a shod horse. Check out and print off this year’s
trail ride schedule!
We will have our tenth annual horse
show on Saturday July 21, 2012 so please mark your calendar. Last year’s show
was the largest gaited show in South Central Missouri
and we hope for a
bigger and better show this year. We will certainly need everyone’s help.
Speaking of horse shows, the Douglas
County Fox Trotters will again be sponsoring the Youth Trail Class at this
year’s Fall Show and Celebration. We have sponsored this class
for a number
of years. It costs $150 to sponsor a class at the Show and Celebration. We will
also help sponsor the Tri-County Youth Horse Show. That show is scheduled for
August 11, 2012.
There are a couple of work days
coming up. The Douglas County Fox Trotters are going to help clean-up the
Watterson Cemetery on Saturday March 31st. Work starts at 10 AM. Hotdogs,
hamburgers, and beverages will be provided for lunch. Please bring a dish to
pass. The Watterson Cemetery is located on the “Bucks and Spurs Ranch”. For
directions call Cecil or Sony Huff (417) 683-2381. The Watterson Cemetery is one
of the oldest
cemeteries in the area.
We are also planning a work day at
the Ava Saddle Club but do not have a date set yet.
There is a Coggins Clinic scheduled
for March 24 at 9:00 AM at the Ava Saddle Club. The clinic will be run by Dr.
Peters from the Ava Animal Clinic. In the case of rain, the
clinic will be
moved to Dr. Peters’ clinic in Ava.
Fox Trot University is on May 11, 12
and 13 at the MFTHBA Show Grounds. It looks like there will be some very
interesting sessions. Check it out on the MFTHBA web site.
Get your horse ready and let’s ride!
See you on March 7th at Willie Lee!!!!!
Douglas County Foxtrotters