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Maine horse Association Plans Events for 2013 Submitted by Sylvia a. Corbett

EvEn though thErE’s still a chill in the air, things are warming up for a busy season for the tri-state horsemen’s Association (tshA). spring will be here before we know it, and the various tshA committees have been hard at work getting ready for another year of providing the finest open shows, dressage shows, and trail riding Tri-State Horsemen’s Association junior memopportunities in the southern bers, Brianna Cost and Brieann Stone, driving Cornerstone Farm’s York Contract after a recent new England area! winter storm. the open show committee has been busy preparing for meeting will be held on Wednesday, the best tshA open show series March 6, at trinity Episcopal Church ever! there are lots of changes on route 6 in Brooklyn, Ct, beginbeing planned to help make your ning at 7:00 p.m. take a break from weekend more enjoyable. this year, the cold and join us for some warm in addition to being affiliated with conversation and informative discusthe Paint Alternative Competition sion on Lyme disease testing. voting (PAC) and rhode Island Arabian on changes to the Constitution and horse Association (rIAhA) incenBylaws will take place, and all tshA tive programs, tshA open shows members are welcome! will also be taking part in the What is fun, informative, full thoroughbred incentive program for of photos, and easy to navigate? off-the-track thoroughbreds registhe tshA website! Check it out at tered with the Jockey Club! Barrel tristatehorsemen.com. It’s the best racers take note—the national place to find the most up-to-theBarrel horse Association (nBhA) minute information about all tshA will be returning to the tshA open activities, events, scholarships, shows this year for the June show nutrena® feed-tag program, and only. this year’s open shows will much, much more. You can also be held on June 7-9, July 13-15, keep track of us on FacebooksM and August 17-19, at beautiful Falls Creek Farm in oneco, Ct. and twitter™. the 2013 dressage show dates our sponsors help us provide are May 26, June 30, and August the very best competitions and 4, at the Woodstock Fairgrounds prizes while keeping our costs to in Woodstock, Ct. once again, the exhibitors as low as possible. If you dressage shows will include tradiwould like to support the tri-state tional dressage classes, as well as horsemen’s Association this year western dressage classes. Dressage as a sponsor, please check out the will also be taking part in the tIP website for more information. incentive program. If you would Just a reminder—if you have not like to help with the tshA Dressage renewed your tshA membership shows, please email the dressage for 2013, now is a great time to get show manager at dressage@tristatethat done! Membership forms can be horsemen.com. found online at the tshA website. the next tshA membership until next month, “think spring!” 86

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thE nEW BoArD oF DIrECtors WILL be meeting soon, and plans for the revamped Downeast horse Congress will be starting. the dates are June 14-16, 2013, and the place of action will be the familiar skowhegan state Fairgrounds. Keep your eyes on this column in the future for more details on this show, and be sure to mark your calendars for one of the best shows of the season. the next new director to the Board of the Maine horse Association (MhA) is Leigh Drummey. Leigh has been showing saddlebreds, Morgans, and occasionally other breeds since her leadline years, 34 years ago. she has great memories of winning year-end leadline trophies almost as big as she was. the solid start she got in Maine and the MhA led her to many successes in the northeast, as well as the world championships and national finals for both saddlebred and Morgan equitation. “the opportunities that were presented to me throughout my horse show career by the many wonderful people in this business were gratifying and life-learning experiences.” now, Leigh has her own little leadliner, and you can find her in the ring with her on one of the family’s saddlebreds or Morgans. she also has two talented nieces who show, and her fearless mom, who rides a Friesian. Leigh served for a number of years on the new England horsemen’s Council (nEhC) saddle seat Medal Committee, the East Coast Equitation Event Committee, and is an active member of the highview riding Club. she is honored to be elected to the board of the Maine horse Association and looks forward to keeping MhA strong. on a sad note, the Maine horse Association sends its condolences to a MhA former director and secretary, Pat and Al Leclerc, on the passing of their 33-year-old saddlebred stallion, Foxflare. In some late breaking news, the Pine tree sizzler is beginning to get its plans together for 2013. It will be held at the hollis Equestrian Park in hollis, ME, on August 18. Be sure to mark your calendars. Enjoy the rest of the winter. By the next column, it will be spring and there will be more news on upcoming shows and events. We would like to hear from more of you who do dressage and trail riding. Do you have a new horse or foal, dog or cat? Let us know by emailing sadlara@peoplepc.com.

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