We had a great turnout for the 2018 Laborious Day Show I and II. I want to thank our volunteers and organizers who put in long hours in the heat to make the show such a success. I am struck by the difference in the tone of this year’s letter from last year’s Hurricane Harvey letter. It was a great relief that, aside from the heat, the weather cooperated. I looked back at some of the images of Harvey and am still so very proud of our members who stepped up to help their neighbors and equine friends in need. We continue to hope that all remains calm in the Gulf for the rest of the season.
It is hard to believe but we are looking towards Championships. Please get your entries in and don’t forget about the banquet reservations. It is filling up quickly and we hope to see as many competitors and spectators as possible. Some of our younger board members have been populating Facebook and IG with posts of reminders and important events. We hope to have some other exciting news about our online presence soon… Stay tuned.
The third part of the Conrad Schumacher Training Series will take place Sep. 18-20. The morning sessions will be at Woodlands Equestrian Center and the afternoon will be at Tex-Over Farms. We hope to see many of you at this wonderful event.
A couple of housekeeping items: We have been keeping track of the volunteer hours as please make sure that you have fulfilled the necessary for hours for year-end awards. The hours do not apply to schooling shows and year end awards, but we always like to see volunteers from the schooling shows in attendance. Also, make sure that you have registered your horse and rider as a team.
I hope that the school year has started off well for our members and their families. I will keep it brief as I know that everyone is busy trying to get to the end of summer/beginning of fall tasks. Again, thank you and hopefully we will see fall temperatures soon.
Chris Renne – HDS President