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March 2010
The 2009 Christmas Party was held on December 12th at the home of Terry Tatman. Terry and Doug’s home was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The club provided fresh turkey and ham smoked by our own Hickory River Smokehouse. There were many elegant sides from which to choose. This was the best attended and received Christmas party to date, bar none! (Those OVAHA folks know how to throw a party!)

The evening began with a sport horse carriage clinic given by Meredith and Stacey Giere. Their appointments and carriages were stunning. Despite cold temperatures, the clinic was very well attended. This was a clinic you should not have missed.
April 11 Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing
May 1 Derby Party
July 17 - 18 Summer Sizzler I and II
Sept. 12 Clinic @ 1:00 pm

2010 Board of Directors
400 Hours
• Caitlin Zech/Autumn Rhapsody (Boss)
300 Hours
• Marcia Doncaster/Wyntrs Khato (Khato)
• Lori Woodruff/Aziz Zamirr (Zamirr)
200 Hours
• Caitlin Zech/Windcreek Fantasy (Fanny)
100 Hours
• Caitlin Zech/Double XL (Ike)
50 Hours
• Sharon Hanks/BJ Star Bright (Star)
25 Hours
• Krista Bowman/Four Winds Pharo (Richochet)
• Honorable Mention Larry Kinneer/ZLA Ruis (Roo)
• Dale Pitcock/Full of Pazazz (Finn)
• Becky Pitcock/Salons Cherry May (Cherry May)
• Becky Pitcock/Sams Dream Girl (Sami)
We also granted high point awards.
This program is chaired by Tammy Hawkey.

High Point Awards
Pure bred Autumn Rhaposdy Katie Zech
1/2 arab Double XL Katie Zech

Purebred Halter Aziz Zamirr Lori Woodruff
  Full Of Pazazz Dale Pitcock
  Rose of Carmen Lori McIntosh
Western Rose of Carmen Lori McIntosh
Hunter Rose of Carmen Lori McIntosh
  Alirha HVP Jessica Lampe
English PS Navojo Dream Jessica Lampe
  Maximum Fire Powr Shelly Reichley
  MSU Saffire Joe Subbler
Dressage Autumn Rhapsody Kate Zech

Halter Double XL Katie Zech
  Sams Dream Girl Katie Zech
Western Vanitys Shaheen Pam Brooks
Hunter WMF Sweet Adventure Pam Brooks
  Sams Dream Girl Dale and Becky Pitcock
Dressage Double XL Katie Zech
In hand Double XL Katie Zech
  Sams Dream Girl Dale and Becky Pitcock

  Double XL Katie Zech

  Praire Cessna Nancy Brant
  Wyntrs Khato Marcia Doncaster
  Oasis Ablaze Nancy Brant
Stacey Giere
Stacey Giere
The entire evening was magical. OVAHA has long been known for its friendliness and a club to make life- long friends. As a testament, Krista Bowman reunited with her childhood friend, Debbie Carlquist. The pair had not been together in 32 years. The “girls” rode horses together at WPAFB where their fathers served. I think the picture aptly captures the emotions of the evening.
Krista Bowman reunited with her childhood friend, Debbie Carlquist .
Krista Bowman reunited with her childhood friend, Debbie Carlquist .

Amidst the partying, delicious food, and clinicians we held an election for the 2010 Board of Directors. Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success. (Henri Ford) I wish the 2010 Board of Directors success in all their endeavors. Pictured below from left to right at their first board meeting: (1st Row) Tammy Hawkey (board), Denise Mealy (treasurer); (2nd Row) Krista Bowman, Kristin Herder, Michelle Chiles (board), Sherri Lewis (president), Linda Laufer (board), Sharon Hanks (secretary) and Becky Pitcock (membership secretary)
2010 Board of Directors.
2010 Board of Directors.

Not pictured is Mary Loden (vice president) and Pam Stowe (board). We serve at your pleasure so please contact us with any comments.

In 2009, OVAHA members logged many hours trail riding together. Listed below are the high point winners from our Recreational Riding Program chaired by Marcia Doncaster. Gifts were given for each milestone.

Perhaps you have noticed the new OVAHA logo. Wendy Humphrey of Cloud Nine prepared the outstanding new artwork. You may order a polar fleece vest ($30) or polar fleece jacket ($35) with the new logo. Simply log on here and choose your color and size.
Checks should be made payable to OVAHA and mailed to Denise Mealy, Treasurer at 5445 South State Route 202, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

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