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JUNE 2012 
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RULE REMINDERS
This section aims to  provide SNHSA members and trainers with
USEF, USHJA, and SNHSA rule reminders
in order to promote an educated and informed horse community.
 
~USEF~

DRUG REMINDERS: Phenylbutazone "bute"  

Max Dosage Per Pound of Body Weight: 2.0 mg/lb (2.0 grams/1000lb) or 1.0 mg/lb(1.0 grams/1000lb)  

Latest Administration Hour Prior to Competition:
>12 hours AM & PM Feed 

Administration Method:
IV, Oral, 2 doses each day, 12 hours apart

 

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 JUNIOR RIDER MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

An individual who has not reached his/her 18th birthday as of December 1st of the year prior to the competition year.  

Example: A rider whose 18th birthday falls on December 14th 2011 will be considered a Junior rider for the entirety of the following competition year-2012.  

Junior riders must have a trainer present when schooling or competing over fences at any Sierra Nevada Horse Show Association sanctioned horse show.

Welcome & Message From the Board

 

Greetings!

       

Congratulations to our board member, Tara Bowlby, on being crowned Miss Reno Rodeo 2013!

Points are available to download by clicking on "POINTS" under the quick links in the upper left-hand corner of this newsletter.
 
The next board meeting will be on Tuesday, June 26th @ 8am at Mimi's Caf´┐Ż in Reno.  All members and trainers are welcome to attend. We'd love to see you!
2012 CALENDAR OF
SNHSA SANCTIONED EVENTS
Maplewood Stables Gamblers Choice July 7th
 
Meadowview Farms July 14th 
 
DOWNLOAD Overview of 2012 Rule Changes

~MEET THE TRAINER~  

WENDY BROWNLEE,  

BROWNLEE EQUESTRIAN 

   

WHEN AND WHERE DID YOU START WITH HORSES?

I started riding when I was 5 years old in Sudbery, Ma. I did a little dressage then found jumping through Pony Club. I was an avid pony clubber and started at mostly small shows (just like snhsa).

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Wendy & Midnight Special

We moved to Ohio when I was 7yrs old where the dream really started. I was able to show weekly at "A" Shows and had some amazing ponies and horses over the years. I was very fortunate as a child to have many people ask me to ride and show their horses so I have had experience with almost every breed & type of horse you can imagine! 


WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS/INFLUENCES?

First of all my mother, who got me started and spent many hours with me in the barn cleaning stalls and teaching me responsibility for the horses. My main professional influences in riding have been Gabor Francia - Kiss, Andre Digneli, Julie Winkel and Doug & Julie White. Those are just a few I have worked closely with, there are many more who influence me that I learn from. I am always reading and asking advice from fellow trainers & clinicians. That's what I love about this sport. We can constantly be learning more and always become better equestrians.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR OWN FACILITY?

One day a close family friend came to me and said, "You need to start your own business." I was apprehensive at the time and not sure if I could pull it off financially but now I am so thankful I listened to him. When my family lived in Connecticut we owned and operated a 20-stall facility. It was always a dream to have my own equestrian business so he gave me the push to do it!      

 

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS DISCIPLINE?

On the east coast it IS the DISCIPLINE! I was always placing high in the Equitation so I chose the ASPCA Maclay medal finals as my childhood goal. I worked very hard for 5 years and ended up competing at Madison Square Garden in 1987. I was 15th in the finals riding with Andre Dignelli 

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Wendy in 1979

(who just coached Lillie Kennan to the win in the 2011 international hunter derby finals). So naturally it seems like that's what I should be teaching. Equitation, Hunters and Jumpers are my passion. I have been fortunate to have been coached by the best and I enjoy sharing what I know.        

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR YOUR STUDENTS?

My Goals for my students are to set small daily and short term goals to reach your long-term goals. I personally set goals for each person in each lesson and ask him or her to do the same for themselves. Riding is a life long commitment to your goals, IF you really want to be good. I have a passion for teaching horsemanship and showmanship. My goal is for my students to walk away from the lesson or show feeling like their horse is better than it was, feeling good about themselves, HAPPY and hopefully they can't wait to come back the next day.       

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF HORSES?

That's tough...since I have my own business there isn't much time for anything else. When I do have extra time it is spent with my husband Josh & son Noah. We go skiing or snowboarding in the winter and bike riding in the summer.    

 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR GETTING STARTED?

Find a trainer you can communicate well with that is willing to help you achieve the goals you have for you and your horse. Be open minded, they may have a different idea of what those goals should be for the level you are at and the athletic ability your horse has. If you don't know what those goals are have them help you set some. Then stay steady on course, listen to your trainer, work hard and learn as much as you can whenever you can.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

"No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."

~NEWS FROM THE BARNS~  

Red Rock Hounds

RRH wants to thank everyone for helping us have a super successful horse show last week.  Lots of horses and riders turned out for our SNHSA classes, and our Puissance and Hunter Derbies.  We cannot do it without you, and sure appreciate everyone's support!  We are headed over the hill to a few shows, and then will be back for our annual trip to Virginia City for the 4th of July parade with hounds and horses in tow!  Come join us for a great day, and a fantastic party to follow at the home of our Joint Master, John Schafer.  We would love to see you all there.  On July 8, we will be hosting a foxhunting clinic starting at 10 am including lunch and a hound walk.  Please contact Lynn or Angela for more information at 775-969-3243 or at www.redrockhounds.com. Our 5th annual adult camp will be July 16-20 so leave the children at home, pack up your horse and come on out for lots of learning and loads of fun!        

 

Franktown Meadows
Everyone at Franktown Meadows would like to wish Laurie the best in a healthy and speedy recovery.  It has been a great start to the 2012 show season.  Congratulations to all FM riders on their riding successes thus far.  We look forward to seeing you all at the next FM show on Saturday, June 23rd.      

Brownlee Equestrian  

Thanks everyone we had a wonderful turn out for our May 19th show! I think we had 55 horses:) Welcome Colleen Schultz & Saving Grace also Maggie Loving & her new horse Seven. Congratulations Lisa Welch on the Lease of Diallo, Chloe Grant on the purchase of Peppy. Welcome-We are so excited to see you come along with your new mounts:) We are excited to see everyone this Saturday at our show June 16!   

 

Meadow View Farms

At Meadow View Farms we are rolling up our sleeves and rolling out the welcome mat to bring our equestrian community together in support of children and families dealing with cancer.  In December of 2010 our youngest rider was diagnosed with this disease.  Her courage, and that of her family has inspired us and touched our hearts. We are donating all of the proceeds of our July 14th MVF Horse Show to the Northern Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation (NNCCF.) Our barn community includes a founding member of this venerable organization as well as several long time supporters and volunteers.  We have seen first hand the vital assistance offered through NNCCF. Northern Nevada lacks a full pediatric oncology facility, so children diagnosed with cancer must travel to the Bay Area, often for months at a time, to receive treatment.  NNCCF provides key funds and assistance so that these children and families do not have to make this difficult journey alone. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through the donation of all show fees, food sales, silent auction, and raffle proceeds. We have some exciting special classes and are giving away $4,000 in prize money!  For those of you coming from out of town we have stalls available.  Please join us on Saturday, July 14 for a fun day of horse showing and to support this great cause! If you are unable to attend or would like to send a contribution in advance, please visit www.nvchildrenscancer.org and click "donate now." Thank you for joining us in supporting NNCCF!  Sincerely,  Joe, Lynn and Sarah

 

 Maplewood Stables 

Maplewood Stables, Inc. (MW) would like to start off by thanking Joe Fargis and all who attended his clinic for making it a great success! It was the perfect way to wrap up spring, and we are excited that summer is finally here!  With its arrival, we welcome our three newest equine additions: Flame, Sparky, and Lightning.  We're also looking forward to our children's summer camp taking place June 25-29.  We still have some spots available, so please call Lindsay at (775) 849 - 1849 for more information. MW proudly announces that Matt Wildung, Emily Brammeier, and Alex McCool (Ali) are the first three interns to officially graduate the program!  We wish Emily good luck and great success as Assistant Trainer at Saddleback Equestrian in Broken Arrow, OK.   Congratulations to Matt and Ali on their new titles as Barn and Business Managers and Assistant Trainers here at MW.  In addition, congratulations to Matt and his mare, Bailey's VH Muelenhof on their 1.30m Open Jumper Classic win in Sonoma! MW waves goodbye and wishes the best of luck to Copy (one of the twins) and Bianca as they begin their new adventures with new homes.  We also keep Julie Von Hennig's Lord Darco aka "Cookie" in our hearts and memories.   He brought joy to many horsemen and women of all ages throughout his career.  May he rest in peace. As we say goodbye to some, we extend a warm welcome to our upcoming summer interns: Tatum Higginbotham from NV, Lea Peitz from NV, Stephanie Moscove from CT, and Cara Schell from NC!   We hope Julie Winkel enjoys her time in Upperville, VA giving a Hunter Breeding Judges' Clinic, and we wish everyone good luck at The Oaks in southern CA!  Don't forget that our annual Gambler's Choice horse show is coming up on July 7; we hope to see you there!