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Horsemen's Voice Newsletter 04-25-04

April 25, 2004

In this issue

New Mexico Horse Fair is Coming!

Volunteers needed!

DVD on Your Computer?

Fun Things to do April 30 - May 2

 

New Mexico Horse Fair is Coming!

 

Thanks to everyone who wrote in support of my disgust over Qwest's handling of my DSL install. I'll riff on that next time.

 

But for this week, all I can think about is the New Mexico Horse Fair. We are excited about it, and it is almost here. There will be lots of fun stuff to do, see, and learn. The schedule is finalized, and can be read on our web site, www.HorsemensVoice.com. Please look at it and try to pick which activities you want to participate in. 

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Volunteers needed!

 

Joan Gilewski has done an excellent job getting people to volunteer to work at the Horse Fair this weekend. However, she is coming up short on a couple of spots,

especially Saturday afternoon. 

 

Look at all the goodies: Anyone who will volunteer will get free admission to the Fair, breakfast and lunch (catered by Garduno's. Yum!), plus a T-shirt, and a cool name tag that says, believe it or not, "VOLUNTEER". How can anyone possibly pass up and opportunity like that?

 

Or maybe "civic duty" is the button I need to push: What has the horse community done for you? Isn't it time to give something back? Step up to the plate and say that you are proud to be a New Mexican and proud to be a Horseman, and hit a home run for your fellow horsemen.. I don't know what that means, but I started out with "step up to the plate", and had to finish with a baseball metaphor.

 

Let's try altruism: Doesn't it make you feel good inside to do something for someone else? All warm and fuzzy? And just darn proud of yourself? So, donate an afternoon of your time to help out the Horse Fair, and feel much better about yourself. Especially after those great meals we'll serve you. Oops. I went back to the "goodies" argument.

 

Helping those less fortunate: There are horses starving all over the world. Your donation can help support... Naw. That ain't it. Just come on down and help.

 

Extra credit for your civics class, merit badges, Continuing Education hours: We don't know if we can get you any of these things. Why don't you come spend an afternoon with us, and we'll see what we can do?

 

No carbs: If you skip the meals, volunteering is completely CARB FREE!

 

Whatever your reasons, we can use your help with taking tickets, guarding entrances, and other simple tasks. We need a couple of people to help out in the Kids' Korral. We will be helping kids make stick horses, and it will be a lot of fun.

 

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Joan Gilewski at 883-2535 or jjava4nm@aol.com.

 

 

DVD on Your Computer?

 

Anyone have a DVD player on your computer? 

 

I have some video for a story I am doing that I need to grab some still photos from, but none of our computers here have a DVD player on them. May I come over and use your computer to grab these pictures?

 

Call me at 565-8526 or e-mail me at jay@HorsemensVoice.com.(Try jaykoch@BastaRanch.com instead).

 

Fun Things to Do  April 30 - May 2

 

30 – May 2            NEW MEXICO HORSE FAIR featuring Richard Shrake, Ken McNabb, Shawna Karrasch, Dr. Temple Grandin & others.  Barrel racing, Versatility Ranch Horse clinic & competition, vaulting, demos, seminars, entertainment.  Info:  NM Horse Council, 345-8959, or Nancy Gage, 565-3222

30 – May 2            BRAD CAMERON MULEMANSHIP CLINIC, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, Albuquerque.  Mornings:  Colt Starting Clinic.  Afternoons:  Mulesmanship Clinic.  Info:  Connie Rossignol, 866-6504, SayHayRoz@aol.com

 

MAY

 

EVERY SUNDAY            HABANEROS POLOCROSSE PRACTICE, 1 p.m., Albuquerque South Valley.  All are welcome, gear not necessary for practice.  Info:  235-6457

 

1            NMQHA VERSATILITY RANCH HORSE CLINIC & COMPETITION, part of NM Horse Fair, Expo NM.  Clinic with judge Mike Drennan, 8-10 a.m., followed immediately competition.  Info:  show secretary Suellen Hensleigh, 877-8387, Mike Riddle, 461-1273, or Troy Rogers, 865-8973

 

1            SPORT HORSE SEMINAR & INSPECTION, Sahara Spirit Arabians, Bosque Farms.  Info:  Linda Dowling, 869-6796 or ssa@spinn.net or aws.americanwarmblood.org

 

1          JUAN TOMAS HOUNDS FUN DAY.              La Boca Negra Horseman’s Complex, Albuquerque.  Starts 8 a.m., admission charge.  Games, races, prizes; learn about the Juan Tomas Hunt.  Info:  842-9570 or www.juantomashounds.com

 

1 – 2            EQUINE MASSAGE CLINIC in Glorieta.  Put on by Scherers Academy of Natural Healing.  Info:  982-8398

 

2            BUCKSKIN SHOW, NM Buckskin Horse Assoc.  Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena.  Info:  Lynn, 896-0737, or Sharon, 869-2763

 

2            SPORT HORSE SEMINAR & INSPECTION, Terry Palmers Quarter Horses, Durango, CO.  Info:  Liv Siemons, (970) 884-2714 or liv29@mfire.com or aws.americanwarmblood.org

 

2            HORSE PLAY, Horsemen’s Arena, Belen.  Beginner, novice, intermedidate.  Barrels, poles, flag racing & one fun event.  Info:  Vernon or Wendy Honeyfield, 865-9585

Did I emphasize the right event enough? 

 

Events

 

My apologies to folks who have events next week that are not the Horse Fair for the tiny font size. I don't really mean to belittle your events. I'm just having a little fun.

 

Happy trails...

 

jay

 

Here are the events for next weekend in a little more readable font size:

 

30 – May 2            BRAD CAMERON MULEMANSHIP CLINIC, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, Albuquerque.  Mornings:  Colt Starting Clinic.  Afternoons:  Mulesmanship Clinic.  Info:  Connie Rossignol, 866-6504, SayHayRoz@aol.com

 

MAY

 

EVERY SUNDAY            HABANEROS POLOCROSSE PRACTICE, 1 p.m., Albuquerque South Valley.  All are welcome, gear not necessary for practice.  Info:  235-6457

 

1            NMQHA VERSATILITY RANCH HORSE CLINIC & COMPETITION, part of NM Horse Fair, Expo NM.  Clinic with judge Mike Drennan, 8-10 a.m., followed immediately competition.  Info:  show secretary Suellen Hensleigh, 877-8387, Mike Riddle, 461-1273, or Troy Rogers, 865-8973

 

1            SPORT HORSE SEMINAR & INSPECTION, Sahara Spirit Arabians, Bosque Farms.  Info:  Linda Dowling, 869-6796 or ssa@spinn.net or aws.americanwarmblood.org

 

1          JUAN TOMAS HOUNDS FUN DAY.              La Boca Negra Horseman’s Complex, Albuquerque.  Starts 8 a.m., admission charge.  Games, races, prizes; learn about the Juan Tomas Hunt.  Info:  842-9570 or www.juantomashounds.com

 

1 – 2            EQUINE MASSAGE CLINIC in Glorieta.  Put on by Scherers Academy of Natural Healing.  Info:  982-8398

 

2            BUCKSKIN SHOW, NM Buckskin Horse Assoc.  Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena.  Info:  Lynn, 896-0737, or Sharon, 869-2763

 

2            SPORT HORSE SEMINAR & INSPECTION, Terry Palmers Quarter Horses, Durango, CO.  Info:  Liv Siemons, (970) 884-2714 or liv29@mfire.com or aws.americanwarmblood.org

 

2            HORSE PLAY, Horsemen’s Arena, Belen.  Beginner, novice, intermediate.  Barrels, poles, flag racing & one fun event.  Info:  Vernon or Wendy Honeyfield, 865-9585

 

 

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The above newsletter was written when Nancy Gage and Jay Koch owned The Horsemen's Voice magazine. The Horsemen's Voice name and logo are used here with permission of the new owner, Catherine Logan-Carillo, who is a fine, upstanding member of the community. Catherine disavows any silliness, stupidity, vapidity, errors, or unintentional offenses, and the reader should know that she would know better than publish anything like this.

 

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