August 2017 - Issue #315
Logo with horse heads
MPtHA Pinto Officers and Board Members
President: Cris Stetler 763-478-8842
Vice President: John Hanson 612-221-1721
Secretary: KaLeigh Berg 320-282-2334
 Treasurer: Mahlon Bauman 612-508-6832
Minnesota Directors
Kameron Duncanson 507-327-3718
Tanner Bauman 612-834-1709
Meeting and Agenda
Board meetings are held monthly and are open to all members. Watch for dates and locations in the newsletter and the  calendar  on the  Minnesota Pinto Website  
 Monthly Board Agenda & meeting date: July/August-August 9th , 2017 
at  Chatters in Monticello  6:30 p.m.

Finalize scholarship application/rules - due to newsletter August 20
Start recruiting adult and youth for Board of Directors elections
Begin Banquet planning
Finalize details for August Extravaganza
Publish/set up link for Scholarship application/rules
Recap July Show
Finalize details for August show
Determine agenda for General Membership meeting
Appoint showbill planning committee for following year.  Begin discussions.
Current News
Do you have any suggestions for Showbill changes for next  year?  The form is available on the website under the SHOWS tab.
Kathy Linn Photography 
Hello Everyone!  
I wanted to share with you how fun it was to see all the familiar faces and horses even though I was looking through a camera lens.  I am happy to tell you that after looking through over 3000 images that I took over the weekend, I did find some that I feel are quality photos...  I never realized how tough it was to capture photos of humans and animals, needless to say I learned a lot.  Thank you for the opportunity and I'm looking forward to offering some of the pictures for sale.
If you are looking for digital downloads, they are available with a license for you to use the print as many times as you want for $30.00 each.  Also please check out the additional products that can be purchase with your photos. You can view all the pictures by clicking on the link.
Kathy Linn
Show Info, Dates and Deadlines

August 25-27, 2017 Color Celebration Pinto Show at

  September 29-October 1, 2017 Fall Finale Pinto Show
At R&J Arena in Verndale, MN
President Message - Cris Stetler
We had such a fun show in Verndale.  Thanks to all of you who attended and helped out at the show. 
The YOUTH hosted our exhibitor dinner, thanks to all the youth and adults who helped make that happen.  The s'mores table and bonfire was a hit again (I love the different ways you can make s'mores.  
Who knew?) . Thank you to Jen Filek and Julia Charlsen for the bonfire treats.  The Youth also sponsored the Ride-A-Buck fun class.  THAT was entertaining!
We have a wonderful show weekend planned for our show in August including some fun activities, an exhibitor dinner hosted by Victory Lane Academy, along with complimentary breakfast treats and coffee.  A mixer event, a costume class and several fun games sponsored by the MPtHA Youth team round out the weekend.  And if that's not enough, we have four amazing judges and great members exhibiting really nice horses.  It will be a great weekend.  Come and join us!
Don't forget, we also have our youth scholarships that are based on High Point by division awarded for EACH SHOW.  Don't miss out on this opportunity.
Thank you to our volunteer coordinator, Julia Charlsen  who helps to staff all of our volunteer positions.  If you want to get involved and get to know people quickly, contact Julia.   Right now, I know we are in need of someone to take charge of the amazing annual Directory .  This is such an important PR piece for us as well as a keepsake for our exhibitors. If you have the time, interest and skills, please let us know right away.  Plans are already in the works.  She also has several other jobs, of all sizes, if you want to get involved.
We hope to see you all at our show at Minnesota Equestrian Center in August!
Quote of the Day
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. 
~  Og Mandino
Hi, Youth, see you at the August show.
Lucy Lewis
PtHA Director for Minnesota - Tanner Bauman

The summer is flying by so fast it's already time for the  Color Celebration Pinto Show August  25th-27th at  Minnesota Equestrian Center in Winona, MN.   Looking forward to seeing you all in just a couple of weeks.

Tanner Bauman
Committees & Chairs 
P.R. Chairs- Mahlon Bauman & John Hanson
There are many fun events planned for the Color Celebration in Winona.  We had really great participation in the NSBA classes in Verndale, and everyone enjoyed the Walking Taco dinner, the special cookies, and the amazing breakfast treats.  Thank you to our many volunteers who continue to make things happen!
We would also like to thank those of you on social media, for continuing to share our posts on your own page, and in groups.

Have you marked your calendar for our Fall General Membership Meeting?  Sunday October 29th, Watch the website and the newsletter for more details.  See you in Winona!

John & Mahlon
PR Chairs

Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that your MPtHA cards now come via email.  Please print them out and carry them with your other important show information. Click here for a list of information you should always have with you when showing.  Also don't forget about your documentation of Equine Influenza Virus and Equine Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis) vaccinations. 
Volunteer Coordinator-Help Wanted
Our club needs help with a few things to make sure we have the same great show season next year. Please consider one of the opportunities available in the Help Wanted section below to see where you can make a difference, feel free to contact me directly at jcharlsen@mac.com to discuss your interests and strengths.

Help Wanted
Dinner Sponsor/Hosts -for the September show.
MPtHA Club Programs and Other Info.
Valley Vet Supply Program
Valley Vet Supply has a Club Program in place. Our members are registered with their club affiliation as MN Pinto. When you purchase products from Valley Vet Supply (excluding wormers), the amount of the products purchased will be recorded on our club account. For every $1000 in purchases, MN Pinto gets a $50 credit on our club account for award purchases.  So make sure to check out their website at  www.valleyvet.com  for all your equine, pet and farm needs. You'll also be supporting your club! Current balance $228.41
 Quick Links
A Note From The Editor
Kari Kay Berg
22505 Dairy Ave. Winsted, MN 55395
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Please send your digital photos and articles to me at the above email address.
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