Season winds down for Winfield Gait Riders 4-H Horse Club

Last business meeting June 10 and schedule of summer activities was discussed

Another year of 4-H is coming to an end and the last few weeks were very busy. Mid April was level up assessments and several of the members were successful in going up more than one level. Congratulations. Good job. Then, our practice rides increased to twice a week to get us all ready for show season. Thank you to our instructors Mikayla Maciborski, Mikyla Schmidt, Kathy Judson and Katie Roxbury for helping us all become better riders and thanks too, to our leaders Geneva Rodin and Tara Geisbrecht. Your guidance and support are truly appreciated.

As one of our community service activities, on May 3 we all went to the old Rimbey Manor to help move furniture, boxes, bedding and many other items from the old rooms into a common area for a future sale. It was hard work but we accomplished a lot.

Then show season began May 11 as our club members all went to Alhambra to compete in the Leslieville Trail Trotters show. The smiles and colorful collection of ribbons at the end of the day proved we had all learned a lot. On May 25, we held our own mini show at Brown’s arena and a big thank you to Darren for the use of the arena all year for our rides. May 26 was the Benalto Shadow Riders Show. The weather was sunny and warm but couldn’t compete with the glow on the faces of our club members as we won ribbon after ribbon. Even our first year members went home with first place ribbons. Great job everyone.

May 31 was the start of Regionals in Red Deer, the show we all work hard for all year. It was a really busy and fun filled weekend and our Mexican themed stall fronts were soon sporting row upon row of red, blue, green, yellow and pink ribbons. Our horses were pampered and polished to a shine and we wore our club colors with pride.

Our last business meeting was held June 10 and a schedule of summer activities was discussed. Watch for us around the area as we ride in the Breton July 1st Parade, then the Rimbey Rodeo Parade July 13 and the Winfield Rodeo Parade on August 10. We also have more community service activities planned so watch for our green T shirts.

In case you or someone you know is interested in joining us next year, mark September 29 at 7 p.m. on your calendar and come out to sign up for next year’s 4-H at the Winfield arena in the multi purpose room. It is sure to be another great year.

-Submitted by Winfield Gait Riders 4-H Horse Club

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