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July/August Issue of Clinics, Shows and more
Well the wet spring has turned into a dry and at times a hot summer. While it has been slightly quieter than May and June there is always something to do on the farm like making hay, lots of hay. For the first time Dave has been making his beautiful alfalfa fields into dry square bales. Check out the ad below. Entries close tomorrow (July 11) for the July 31st Mini Trials and Eric Dierks is coming next weekend check out the updates below.

We also hosted the NODA Dressage and More Camp the end of June. It was a wonderful experience for all who attended. I had the pleasure of teaching some of the participants on the Trail course. If anyone is interested in renting the facility of a competition, clinic or just lessons contact me.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL Entries are to be submitted electronically and pre-registration is required. The July & August activities are featured in this newsletter. The buttons below will take you to links for more information and how to sign up to school or more information on the various competitions or clinics.
Mini Trials

July Mini Trials Closes Tuesday July 11th
CLICK HERE to enter and to find other useful links.

For those who have already entered:
  • check you 'entry status' to make sure you are in the correct division. Any changes or corrections contact Penne. Please do NOT contact Jackie
  • If you don't see your name on the 'entry status' it is because your entry is incomplete. Check your e-amil and text messages as the secretary has been trying to reach you.
  • Many of you have requested stalls and there are only a handful of on grounds stalls still available. Stalls are not assigned until entries are complete and processed.
  • If your entry is NOT complete by closing date (July 11) you will be assessed a late fee. Those entering on closing date will have 2 days to get their entry complete.

Please Note: with the exception, the NEW Dressage Tests for Eventing will be used as follows:

Updates will be posted on Facebook and the website
The Eric Dierks Clinic & Mini Camp July 15 - 17 is Now Open

I'm going to work on the schedule soon, there may be room for more even though the sign up may say full. If interested sign up for the wait list and I'll see what I can do. The Mini Camp runs Friday through Sunday with options for a Two Day Clinic or individual days if there is space available. Sign Up now to assure you a spot in this popular clinic
Mountain Trail Challenge
August 14 - 15
Come join us for a couple days of fun with your horses and friends. This is your last change to earn points for the 'buckle series' For more information check out the website and follow the SGF Trail Park Facebook

Pre-registration is required and is available HERE with additional information. Not sure if you want to compete? You can learn more about the sport by becoming a volunteer. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Open Schooling Days

We love sharing our farm with all of you but it has been decided to change the way the schooling days are run. Cross Country schooling of the competition course is now limited to the 2 days before the Mini Trials, the Wednesday after competitions, for clinics and lessons. This is being done so we can monitor the schooling better for the safety of the horses and riders, for preserving the fences and the ground for competitions and for the integrity of the sport. The Derby Field which has banks, ditches, water and portable fences will be open for schooling on open schooling days.  The dressage arenas, show jumping ring and the trail course are available as usual.

For those who want to school before the Mini Trials, which is open to all, can register HERE. The Wednesday schooling will use the regular schooling day sign up.

We now request the following:
  • pre-register using the Sign Up Genius to sign up for schooling. The sign up will be updated each Monday and will only offer 1 week at a time. Please read the sign up form carefully as it has a lot of important information on it.
  • when signing up please list a ground person for jumping activities
  • indicate what time you will will be arriving
  • text me when you arrive @ 330-277-6964
  • sign in (the sign in sheet is located by the lock box which is for payments for those who didn't pay on line)

Finally, if you see anything that needs our attention, please let us know. If you are responsible for the damage, you are responsible for fixing or replacing what was damaged!

Still Coming ~ Farm Memberships

We still haven't worked out the details but this is what we will be offering:
  • All farm access passes will no longer be offered
  • A Trail Park membership
  • A 2 day - 1 night package to get more bang for your fuel buck and a great way to hang out with your horses and friends!

If interested contact me.

Volunteers a Always NEEDED and Much Appreciated

The Combined Test and the Mini Trials in June brought our volunteers up from 62 volunteers to 80 volunteers and the hours up from 377 hours to 534 hour!!!! That doesn't include the many hours that were put in without being recorded. Carroll Crowl is still on top of the leaderboard with 33hours but Tiffany Ferrell is closing in on the with nearly 32 hours. She should get bonus points for bring chocolate cookies!! Click HERE to see the entire leaderboard.

We're currently seeking volunteers for the July 31st Mini Trials and the August 14 - 15 Trail Challenge. Please consider volunteering at one of our competitions and earn schooling vouchers and more!! Not to mention our undying gratitude. No experience needed, click here to learn more

Hay for Sale

Beautiful 2nd cutting alfalfa hay, no grass, no weeds just alfalfa. Use it as a supplement and feed less grain or just as a treat. Your horses will love you for it!! Just don't feed too much