See you in the show pen!
See you in the show pen!
A Big Big Thank you to Joe Decker for dedicating blood sweat and tears to the New York Reined Cow Horse. With out you... The Club wouldn't be where the club stands now! Thank you Joe.
Hey Cowhorse People,
We are fast approaching our 2021 season, and these next few weeks will go quickly. If you are planning on attending our annual membership meeting and awards banquet on April 30th, please be sure to send your RSVP to Lesa Didas asap:)
This year, because of the COVID virus restrictions, we are doing things a little differently, there is NO cost for the banquet and your meal is included! Highlights of the general membership meeting will include a review of our 2020 show season, and our elections for 4 two year board positions. You must be a current member to nominate and vote for these positions. The positions up for elections are President, Secretary, Director, and Youth Director.
Following the meeting we will be handing out the awards for the 2020 winners.
Banquet information is available on Facebook and our website.
Also to those who asked for a spot in our clinic, please be sure to send your deposit to Lesa Didas.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our banquet and show in Fonda!
Your President, Joe Decker
Cow Horse People,
Spring is right around the corner and well as our 2021 show season! Our plans are set for 2021 clinic April 24th and 25th with clinician Brad Barkemeyer of Scottsdale, AZ. We are excited to have Brad coming to New York and should an excellent learning opportunity for our members. Details will be on the NYRCHA website this coming week.
Due to the COVID restrictions, we have made the decision to hold our annual memberships meeting and awards banquet for the 2020 season at our first show. It will Friday evening following herdwork, details will be forthcoming.
This year I was able to watch the live steam of the World Show in Fort Worth, TX, and I am very proud of the riders who represented the NYRCHA. We had at least 10-12 riders who rode during the World Show from our affiliate. They should all be proud of their commitment to showing on the big stage at the Celebration Of Champions. It's no small feat to travel all the way to Texas and compete amongst some of the best riders in the industry. Congratulations to all of them in making that journey.
And with the growth we have experiences in the past few years, I am looking forward to see you all for what is sure to be an exciting show season!
Joe Decker, NYRCHA President
Jen and I would like to wish all our Cow Horse family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We had a great show season despite the Covid complications. I want to thank all our members for showing with us and your patience through out the season. I would also like to thank my board members who worked so hard this year to put on the best shows possible in a very stressful year. The 2020 season would not have been possible without all their effort.
I am looking forward to the 2021 show season and hope to see all of you at our general membership meeting and banquet tentatively set for March 27 2021.
Sincerely, your president,
Fall 2020 Update
Well we are less than 2 weeks away from our final show of the year. The August show was a big success with the addition of the Bridle Spectacular Event. We paid out almost $14,000 in prize money. Be sure to check the point standing for year end divisions and the saddles. They are listed on the website. Both saddle races and many of our class division titles are very close and this final show will determine the winners. Get your entries in and don't forget our Green Rider, Green Horse, and Youth Bridle Spec. Even if you are out of the year end awards this is a great opportunity to win money and some great prizes. I hope to see all of you at the show.
A reminder that special event entries need to be in by August 16. Be sure to review our show bill; due to the addition of the special event classes other classes have been put in a different order on the class scheduled.
Herd-work on Friday is only for those entering the special event classes at begins at 3 p.m. We will have no herd-work classes on Saturday. Our regular herd-work classes run on Sunday; however, they will be later in the day to allow those coming just for those classes more time to arrive at the Fairgrounds.
Warm-Ups will be held after the Herd Work on Friday night.
Due to continuing COVID issues, we are reminding people to adhere to the guidelines posted at the fair grounds. Also, if you are coming from one of the quarantine states Governor Cuomo has listed, then be sure you are in compliance. Everyone will have to sign an affidavit upon arrival available at the office. I appreciate everyone's patience with this on going issue. Hope to see you all at the show.
NYRCHA is ready to move on 5/18/2020
Hello all. It looks like we are finally going to be able to get our show season started. We have been given the go ahead from Fonda to run our June show. You should all have received an e:mail from Robin with the operating guidelines provided to us by Richard Kennedy. We will be running as carefully and safely as we can. We are asking everyone to do as much of your entries on line as possible to help limit traffic at the show office.Cindy is also asking that those of you who can, to use pay pal.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the show. That being said we are running this show because the feedback we are getting is that a lot of people ready to get out and start showing. If you feel uncomfortable and worried about being out in public I would encourage you to stay home and come to our July show. Please make the decision that is right for you.
Another reminder is to be sure and check our website as we have updated our Green Rider rules and Novice Youth rules. As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. I hope to see you all at the show. Sincerely, your President.... Joe Decker
Covid-19 Update 4/2/2020
In light of the most recent developments of the Covid-19 situation, we have decided that the best course of action at this point it to cancel our May show. Our plan will be to run the rest of the show schedule as planned. We will still be awarding a weekend Green Rider High Point during the season. The Board will be discussion options on how we plan to do so. We will continue to update the membership as details become available. Use this time to have your horses more prepared for the June show and thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Sincerely, your president.....Joe Decker
Covid-19 Update 3/31, 2020
As we have been monitoring the continuing developments of the Corona Virus pandemic and have come to the decision to postpone our April clinic. Jacob will continue working with Cayley Wilson and Tina in Norwich to possibly reschedule later in the show season. We will continue to update you as more information is available. Hope all of you stay safe. Use this extra time to keep working your horses to be ready for the show season. Thank you for your patients.
Sincerely, your president......Joe Decker
Covid-19 Update 3/31/2020
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, I felt it important to give you an update on our upcoming 2020 show season. As of this current time our Cayley Wilson Clinic, April 18th and 19th, and our first show in Fonda, May 2nd and 3rd, will continue as planned. We will continue to monitor the situation in coming weeks and if any changes are necessary we will notify the membership. So get your horses ready, show season is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing everyone at the shows this years.
Best of luck to all, sincerely, your president......Joe Decker