- June 9 show at Spring Fields. Procrastinators: be timely with your entries to avoid being wait-listed. Entries: Nancy Krial, 581 Lake Warren Rd., Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972. Volunteers: email@example.com.
- Protect your horse at LVDA Shows! READ new draft biosecurity measures
- Here's the entry form for shows and the final 2013 schedule!
- Here is the list of secretary addresses for summer shows. Also show directions.
- Read the Feb/March newsletter!
- Renew your membership for 2013 (click on the blue button). Join today!
LVDA's May 19 Show Report
Ryleigh Koch, Leadline winner!
View the May 19 LVDA Schooling Show Results and check out the photos by Sylvia Harmon, Bob Smith, and Stacey Kimmel.After the show secretary (moi) jinxed the show with predictions of wonderful weather, LVDA's first show of the season opened under grey skies and a light misting rain. While a sunny day would have been welcome, it was good weather for the riders and horses -- no wind, no flies, and cool temps. It was a real hair-flattener. Judge Cheryl Ash and many volunteers sported distinctive and varied hats to keep things interesting.
LVDA Bling Edition!
Sylvia Harmon bought a "leftover" lavendar LVDA cap at our May 19 show. Check out her "bling edition" of the LVDA hat. www.hotfixcrystals.com and specifically the aurora borealis crystals because "they have more sparkle."
You are invited: An Equestrian Social!
I’ll start by admitting that many years ago, when I first joined the LVDA, it was for the omnibus. I did not have a rideable horse for a few years so I dropped my membership. Then when I got Heidi and started riding her, I joined again as a great way to give my young horse show experience. Now, the LVDA means so much more.
Yes, the shows are still great venues to hone your skills with encouraging, positive judges. Yes, the lectures, clinics and other learning opportunities are great for their intended purposes. However, the MEMBERS are the most important part of the LVDA to me.
It is wonderful to be part of a group of people who are so supportive. It doesn’t’ matter what level you ride, how old you are or what kind of horse you ride, everyone is very supportive and encouraging of one another. However, if you’ve been sick or hurt, the outpouring of compassion and encouragement from the team members is overwhelming.
I was very sick last year and was barely able to ride at all. On May 11 this year I went to the Fix A Test show at Rhythm and Blues and did my first attempt at second level. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who gave me hugs and told me it was so nice to see me riding again.
I’m proud to be part of the LVDA. If you don’t take advantage of the opportunities LVDA provides, I encourage you to do so. And please volunteer to help at LVDA events. Be one of the wonderful, active, supportive members. You’ll meet people who will become great friends.
Come to an Equestrian Social at Cascade Lodge, Kintnersville, PA http://www.cascadelodge.com/ on hosted by LVDA Gold Sponsor Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, Ltd. & MidAtlantic Farm Credit. This is a fun networking event where you can meet new horse enthusiasts & make new business contacts. If you have something to sell bring fliers! This Social has received rave reviews among equestrians & promises to be hotter than ever at a new venue with door prizes, appetizers, cash bar & live music so please save the date and spread the word. Register by at http://www.cshorseproperties.com/. Hope to see you there!