Well, another year is off to a great start for the Winfield 4H Gait Riders. We have doubled our membership and now have members 9 to 19 years old.
Late October saw us dirty and tired after a long day of tire recycling. We collected over 2,000 tires! Thank you to everyone who donated tires and to our members, leaders, parents, grandparents, family and friends who worked so hard to help us.
The very next day was level up testing. Congratulations to all those who worked hard to pass to the next level.
November 3 and 4, we all joined the Ponoka Renegades at the Cal Nash Center for two days of learning and fun. There were mounted clinics with Teri Larsgard, ground clinics with Sott Phillips and a class on horse heath from the veterinarian.
November 25 was our Awards Night and potluck dinner to honor the achievements of last year’s members and thank all our sponsors and supporters. Special thanks go to Darren Brown for giving us the use of his arena for all our rides, to the Edmonton Sheriff’s Possee for their annual donations and to Danny Carruthers for saving all those tires for us each year.
Congratulations and extra special thank you to our former leader and founder of our club, Connie Klucsny, on your retirement after 25 dedicated years. Our club won’t be the same without you.
Thank you to our leaders Geneva Rodin and Tara Geisbrecht for stepping in as our riding instructors until we can find a new one.
Lastly, a reminder to all members that our next Theory meeting will be held December 13 at 7 p.m. See you there!