Happy New Year to our Versatility family!
I hope everyone has been making the most of all the dry weather we have had so far this year.
While Covid is still with us, we are figuring out ways to get our shows held and have managed to come up with a full calendar. Please check our GSVRHA.org website, or this newsletter, for current 2021 listings.
Unfortunately, the popular March Show in San Martin has been cancelled due to the COVID restrictions in Santa Clara County. The Ione show April 16-18, now put on by Running T Ranch, is going to be our first show of the season. This covered arena and grounds has undergone some great improvements such as permanent stalls and water!
To start off the new season I wanted to make you all aware of AQHA and/or WSVRHA rule changes that may affect you. Here is a quick run down but for more detail you can check the newly updated rulebook for 2021 at WSVRHA.com.
- We now officially have a Limited Open subdivision. Check it out and see if it applies to you.
- AQHA has initiated a new ROOKIE division that is like our NOVICE division. Now when you enter a WSVRHA show that runs a concurrent AQHA show, you no longer have to enter 2 different cow classes to be in the all around.
- There are now youth options for each division.
- Intermediate Division riders are no longer required to step out of this class. You may stay indefinitely.
All of this is such exciting news! VRH is growing across the country and just keeps getting better. Here’s to a great 2021- Let’s go have some fun!
Ride for the Brand
Golden State Logowear Apparel
Kelly modeling the GS vest
Andrea wearing a GS cap
Odds & Ends
Board Member Challenge
In last month’s newsletter readers were challenged to name all nine of the GSVRHA Board Members. The first successful member would get a $25 Visa card. No one was successful, but special kudos to Heather Bryant who tried just about every iteration of members possible! Our Board Members are:
- Kathy Torres, President
- Andrea Pasek, Vice President
- Kelly Saunders, Treasurer
- Meghan Carr, Secretary
- Cori Vowell, Member
- Jen Harden, Member
- Kim Schnittger, Member
- Dawn Poston, Member
- Sarah Clifford, President Emeritus
Need Your Help
Please send ideas for our newsletter. Also pictures!!! Around the barn, schooling, at shows, goofy horse pictures, dogs, candids, send what you have. All feedback is welcomed. Contact Dawn Poston at JumperDawn@aol.com.
There was a date error regarding the Golden Hills Farm Show in Paso Robles in last month’s newsletter. The correct dates are July 9-11, 2021.
Quote of the Month
Theodore Roosevelt: 26th president of the United States
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”