Own a horse? Help support the Friends by saving “Proof of Purchase” seals from Southern States feed bags.
Send to: FRMS, C/O Anne Baskerville, 3403 Floyd Ave., Richmond, VA 23221 Ukrop’s Golden Receipts – The FRMS is enrolled in Ukrop’s generous Golden Receipts program; to support the Friends be sure and register your Ukrops card # and indicate that you want “FRMS” to receive your contributions.
You can now do this on-line at HYPERLINK “http://www.ukrops.com” www.ukrops.com and click on the Golden Gift icon at the lower left of the home page. Annual Fun Show The annual horse show in August at Dorey Park was once again a great success, our most successful to date.
For the officers involved, it is a training opportunity for the National Mounted Competition.
This fun and pleasure show is unique in that it offers classes for both English and Western disciplines, classes for arabs, walking and gaited horses, as well as an obstacle course to test your horse against the squad.
It began with the national anthem sung by Bill Ramsey (Thanks Bill, we really appreciate you).
There were many fun classes along with the usual equitation and skill classes.
For the first time we also added a reining class.
At the end of a very long day, everyone seemed to have had a great time and left with smiles on their faces. Many thanks to the 4-H Rising Stars for their expertise and wonderful support before and during the horse show.
They provided the concession stand, the jumps, barrels, and Richard Prince’s expertise in holding the speed classes. We couldn’t be as successful without the many donations of prizes and sponsors of the classes.
Among many donations were: Saddlery Trade, The Complete Horse, Easy Rider, Champion Saddlery, Mechanicsville Riding Club, and West Nursery and Garden Center.
A big thank you goes out to all our Class Sponsors who are too numerous to mention them all. 2006 Richmond Ride Last year was the 15th year for the annual Richmond Ride (part of Strawberry Hill Race Week).
It was a beautiful day for a ride through the city with approximately 70 riders.
Coffee was provided by the Optimist Club of Richmond.
The group was not led by the State Fair Hitch Wagon, for the first time in many years.
The Ride started from the Ethyl Corporation parking lot, winding through the scenic areas of Richmond.
Near the end of the ride, the mounted officers needed to leave the ride to help control an organized protest march at Monroe Park.
The ride continued back to the parking lot unaccompanied.
If you haven’t joined this event, this may be your year to sign up!! Plan to join us. 2007 Calendar of Events: April 1st Richmond Ride May Open Barn Day for Members August 5th Annual Fun Show Dec 14th Blessing of the Animals
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