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Last updated: May 09, 2018
2018-05-09 For all who participated - thanks and for those who missed - read it and weep :-) Here’s Iris’s wrap-up of “MTRC Birds Hill Park May5,2018
Many, many thanks to everyone who made this ride happen. After finding out that we couldn’t use Belair I thought we were done for May 5. However with Brenda Tolpa able to acquire the permit for BHP and with Darice, Shannon and Terry marking trail we were off to the races. It was a perfect day for a ride-no rain, little wind and not too hot.
We had awesome volunteers who made the ride go without a hitch. Natalie, Hailie, Carol and Mary Anne kept the ride running smoothly. This was no easy feat with 30 riders.
Glenn Sinclair earned his keep vetting 30 horses several times. Thanks so much
Also, thanks to all of you who made really short work of setting up the canopy, tables and registration. All of the quick work was greatly appreciated. Thanks so much to Linda Cruden, Rhianna, Angela, Carol, Natalie, Hailie, Mary Anne and others that I probably missed.
Here is a quick summary: Training ride we had 1 junior and 13 regular riders.
Novice we had 3 juniors and 9 regular riders. Open we had 4 riders.
We had 4 new riders in the Training ride, including 2 men!
In Novice, we had 2 new juniors as well as several that hadn’t ridden MTRC for some time.
For actual results for everyone as well as marking and demarking trail, I have sent the spreadsheet to Emil for the webpage.
If I missed anything please email me or text me and I will fix it.
And thank you, Iris!
2018-05-01 19:27 Saturday, May 5 RIDE is back on - but moved to Birds Hill Park. (Read earlier message below about why). The location will now be at Birds Hill Park - right at the East Gate. However, this means no camping on site. If you are coming from afar and planned to camp, our illustrious madam President says that she may be able to help - call her for info
- 2018-05-01 a.m. the sad news were: Due to dry conditions, the province will not be allowing us to host our ride at Belair on May 5. They will contact us when the restrictions lift.
2018-04-19 Minutes of the April meeting are posted - go through Members page
2018-04-13 We are joining with Distance Riders for a fund raising event
on May 31. Click on the picture or here for more details.
(to sign up directly, here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScor-ib9ipAB08OmpQ9Y55BT0lzsuZRuVSEulfDPqJhzk4bZw/viewform )
Note: MTRC will require all equines attending 2018 season events to possess a valid negative test certificate for Equine Infectious Amenia (EIA) --- Commonly referred to as a negative Coggins test.
- 2018-04-06 The club received a nice Thank You letter from Myna Cryderman for the donation to Souris trails. Click to see the full letter. She plans another benefit ride for the trails on July 6 & 7th - not sure if it is in addition to their July endurance ride (see our newsletter), or not but here will be 5/10/15 mile trails marked so it should appeal to all levels of riders.
2018-03-07 Some belated Thank You’s concerning the BUD, SPUD AND BIRD fundraiser held on Jan. 20 at the Sunova Curling Club in Stonewall:
Thanks to all who attended but especially to the following people who donated for the silent auction. Nicole and Ken Smallwood, Hailie Emms, Janine Thomson, Kelli Hayhurst, Mary Anne Kirk, Linda Gillies, Linda Cruden, Penny Fidler and Jeff Coleman. Angela Roberts, Iris Oleksuk, Camille Sochanski, Natalie Nordin and Jeff Baker.
Also, the following businesses were very generous:
Stroke of Colour Painting, Dazzling Dawg, Dufresne, North Nine, Masterfeeds, Blue Ridge Artwork and Happy Trails Ranch. Also thanks and congratulations to Jeff Coleman on the winning bid for the Jets tickets donated by the Smallwoods.
2018-03-06 Minutes of the February meeting are posted - go through Members page
For Ride Managers: you can access information on your (the Club’s !) liability from the Members page
- Things are moving and will be happening! Read all about them in the brand new 2018 Pamphlet, (updated to Feb. 2018), then print it out and post it at your barn or otherwise share it around with potential participants and visitors to our rides!
On Feb 24 we had a great presentation about the Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA, aka “swamp feever”) by Dr. Glenn Sinclair. Thank you, Glenn, and thanks to Janine Thomson for hosting the event. If you have missed it, you can find EIA info (Canadian) here.
2018-01-15 Minutes of the January meeting are posted - go through Members page
2017-11-05 Thanks to all who attended AGM. The minutes of the meeting are posted, go through Members page. Congratulations to the champions, see them on the Awards page, and to everybody who participated, rode, or volunteered, WELL DONE!
The Miles Ridden file has been updated to 2017, The Excel file has all kinds of data (by horse and rider etc,) and also goes way back in history. Here is a short version, summarizing are the mileages of current member up to end of 2017. (click the picture for larger view) or go to the Miles Ridden page
.We have been featured (as centerfold, no less!) in The Amateur Sports News community newspaper. Click on the thumbnail to get/download a readable-sized picture.
Facebook MTRC While there is no longer a forum, members can communicate via a MTRC Facebook page.
To all PROSPECTIVE NEW RIDERS - if you are new to the sport and unsure of yourself, do come out to ride with us anyway! We will match you up with a mentor, someone with experience in competitive rides. You can also e-mail us beforehand.
Preregistrations: In order for a ride to be held there must be a minimum of 6 preregistered, prepaid riders. In order for the 40 to be held we must have 2 prepaid, preregistered riders
Anyone wishing to pre-pay can send their payment to MaryAnn Kirk at 838 Alfred Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 0T6. She must receive it a week before the ride, or it can be dropped of at anyone of the executive at least 1 week before the ride. In order for the 40 mile to be held there must be at least 2 preregistered riders. It is now possible to use e-transfers. The money needs to be sent to Mary Anne, her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow the instructions on your bank's website. Depending on your institution, there may be a charge for the transfer, but on the other hand, you will save on postage (and possibly on cheque charge). Do not send your entry form electronically, just the money. Bring the form along with you to the ride.
Getting ready for the next riding season? Iris has prepared several useful checklists of gear that you may wish to not forget taking along. Look for it on the Useful Info page.
- Want to know about the Rules for rides? Click here.
- The latest, new and revised MRTC Rule Book and scoring cards are completed and posted. Linked also from the ride rules page
To join the club or renew your MTRC memberships you can use the membership form on this website
and mail it to contact listed therein.