File - Oxford Trail Riders

President’s Message
Hi Folks! Hope that everyone survived the cold winter that we had again this year. Well spring is here
and the show season is fast approaching. We will be having our shows at Echo Valley South this year
which is our new show grounds for Oxford Trail Riders. To start the season the youth will be having a
very exciting and informative clinic there on May 2nd. To top it off there will be a tack swap/sale taking
place the morning of the clinic. Thanks to Jill for organizing this clinic.
Our show dates are all set, the judges are booked and we hope to have another year of great fun and
friendship at our shows and events.
Thank You to Gerry and Heather for the show grounds. Thanks to all the directors for the hard work
that they have already done. Let’s all work together to make our 60th a great year for our club. Hope
to see everyone, new and former members at all our events this year.
Happy Trails
Welcome to the 60th Anniversary year of the Oxford Trail Riders. It is really quite a monumental
achievement for any organization to achieve this milestone! What makes it especially wonderful is that
the organization is run by volunteers. 2015 will be a new adventure for us as we are moving the shows
to new grounds. All shows will be held at Echo Valley South. The address is 163292 Brownsville Road.
This is just west of the village of Brownsville. All shows will start at 10 AM.
Show Dates
Saturday May 23, 2015
Saturday June 13,2015
Saturday June 27, 2015 (Canada Day Show)
Saturday July 18, 2015
Saturday August 22, 2015
Saturday September 19, 2015
Clinic-May 2, 2015
The youth will be holding an educational clinic on May 2, 2015 starting at 12 noon and wrapping
up at 4 PM. The clinic will be held at Echo Valley South, 163292 Brownsville Rd. Topics will include Equine Nutrition, Showmanship and Ring Etiquette, Horse Health, Stable Care, Farrier Info
and Hoof Care, and an All about Horses Fun Corner. The price is $30 per child and preregistration is required. You do not need to have a horse to participate.
Please contact Jill DeClark at 519-673-7133 to register.
Spaghetti Supper
The youth will be hosting a spaghetti supper this year on July23rd. It will be held at the
Brownsville Community Centre with 2 sittings available at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Prices are $10 for
adults and $5 for kids. Children 2 and under are free. Mark this date on your calender and come
out for a delicious dinner and help to support the youth!
Tack Swap/Sale
The club will be hosting a tack swap and sale on May 2nd at Echo Valley South from 10 AM till
4PM. Tables are $10 each. Please contact any member of the executive to reserve a table. This
sale will be a great opportunity to view our new facility before the first show! The Youth Clinic
is in the afternoon of this day so bring the kids and make a day of it. Lunch will be available!
Our club depends on both business and individual sponsorships to finance the shows, expenses,
awards and activities each year. I am enclosing a sponsorship form with this newsletter in the
hope that you will consider sponsoring a class. If you feel that your employer or a business that
you frequent might consider sponsoring we would really appreciate your approaching them. All
sponsors are recognized at each show, in the newsletter and on our website. A class sponsorship is $60 and a year end high point is $120. Sponsorship forms are also available on our Facebook page under the files tab.
2015 Executive
President-Kathy Geltink
Vice-President-John McHardy
Secretary-Ilene Chesterman
Treasurer-Joan Fonk
Youth Director-Jill DeClark
Show Secretary-Kathleen Szvetecz
Judie Atkinson
Newsletter-Joan Fonk
Website-Sarah Dow
Facebook-Sarah Dow
Joan Fonk
Directors-Gerry Belore
Btittany McKiel
Marlene Van Hamm
April Burwell
Shur Gain Loyalty Cards
Shur Gain has been a great sponsor for our club for a number of years. This year with your paid
membership you will receive a Shur Gain Loyalty card. With each 10 bags of horse feed you purchase you will receive one free! Cards will be available at the booth at the shows along with a list
of Shur Gain dealers in the area.
Awards Banquet
The awards banquet will be held Saturday, November 7th 2015 at the CAW hall in Ingersoll.
More details to follow.
2015 Sponsors
Donkelman Farms
Agri Choice Appraisals
Harnack Veterinary Professional Corporation