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Cones Practice at TP Acres, October 30, 2011

Posted by Prairie Carriage Driving Club on October 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (81)

Prairie Carriage Driving Club Tee Pee Acres – on Lorne Ave. So. ( Hwy #219 )

October 30th, 2011

Another Dedicated Cones Driving Day, a result of the fine fall weather we couldn’t allow to go to waste. Now with everyone planning their escapes to exotic “climes” it is more likely that this will be our final planned outdoor event of the summer, until our Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party which may or may not include a driving outing, and will be held at the home of Melva King just off #16 Hwy east on Dec. 4, 2011. This started off to be a near perfect day for a driving event, considering how near we are to November. In the morning as Ken and I were setting the course it was very near ideal. With four rigs arriving about noon and everyone walking the course, then hitching up, we were ready to go shortly after 1:00 pm. During the warm-up period everyone had the opportunity to travel some of the back trails of the property; this time including the NW corner pasture, since Stan Schmidt had his in their box-stalls. The drivers were then given the opportunity to run through the course 4 times due to the reduced conditioning compared to the previous event, and they all took advantage of the chance. Today turned out to be the “Sue’s Day “, taking the first three places and leaving the three men to “feast on the spoils”. By the time everyone had used up all the ambition of their equine friends it was starting to get a little chilly and we were all starting to yearn for the chili and the stew that we knew awaited us in the house. While the competitors and their helpers were loading equipment and horses, a good number of volunteers including the Wickenheiser family , who had been observers while the participants were on course, now headed onto the field and made short work of the cones and associated numbers and balls. With everything loaded we went to enjoy the efforts of the contributors like Moira and several other members in the form of a Potluck. A good social rounded out another great day for this Club. Thanks to all who contributed and we hope to repeat this in new year. One final note to anyone who still has books of Raffle tickets, remember to bring them to the Meeting and party at Melva’s on Dec. 4th. a fun event.

Terry Partington, sec. P.C.D.C. October 30th, 2011

TREC for Cancer, August 28, 2011

Posted by Prairie Carriage Driving Club on September 16, 2011 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Prairie Carriage Driving Club ---- Wolf Willow Ranch ---- ….. August 28, 2011……

On a great summer afternoon, the Club gets together for a TREC FOR CANCER that had been planned back in the final weeks of 2010, and then postponed by a week due to conflicts with other events. Thanks to a little help from Mother Nature we have had a pretty warm summer, after a spring that started out a little on the wet side, but it would have been pretty hard to custom order a nicer day than we experienced this past Sunday. To everyone who showed up on Sunday, with or without a horse, thanks for making this a great day that we can hopefully build on for the rest of the year. Thanks for the fact that we once again set a new record in donations to a worthy cause. To those of you who were unable to make we do have some pictures thanks to Mendelt Pauw. Hopefully next time you’ll be able to make it and get some pictures of your own. I know I did … but not to add much to the shots that Mendelt was able provide for our website; thanks for that Juliane. The attached spreadsheet is the result of timing and recording skills Mendelt, Stan Humeny and your other humble servant. At the risk of missing someone I would like to acknowledge those in attendance. The drivers who went the “extra mile” and showed up with their horses included Sue Hunt, Juliane Deubner, Margo Miller, Bill Humeny and Dave Sim. The always valued support staff included Cathy and Mendelt Pauw, Lisa and Brandi Samoleski riding their horses, Margo Miller’s daughter Jodi, Stan Humeny and Rick Kroczynski. And due to a scheduling and miscommunication glitch Moira Remmen made it just in time for the Social and more importantly, for the burgers done to his usual perfection by our host Bill Humeny. Thanks for that Bill. And thanks goes to all those who contributed to the great lunch and drinks. If I have made any errors in fact or spelling I would appreciate the input. Terry P. – Sec.

Thank You from Terry.

Posted by Prairie Carriage Driving Club on March 25, 2009 at 1:19 AM Comments comments (1)

I would like to give a big Thank You to Bill Humeny for the use of his arena on Mar 22/09 for our longlining session the temperature out of the wind in the arena was perfect for those of us working on the sand. And, it was a great opportunity for the young horses involved to experience the strange surroundings as well as the trailering away from home and standing while we had some social time. Thanks to all that turned out, socializing as well as working with the horses.

~Terry Partington