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March 15th Event At TLC Farm
Three more weeks till spring! I am ready, let me tell you. The plants are speaking to me, sadly also the winter weeds. My carriage has been repaired (thank you Tommy for spending three + hours grinding and fitting the replacement springs) Sadly due to some factors beyond my control I have not driven it yet. (You can ask, but expect a long long answer).
Again we have been deprived of our February drive due to wet weather. Although who would have predicted that the "wet" was 8 inches+ of snow? My recommendation is that we change February to an indoor meeting. The weather is too unpredictable.
There is not much else to write. Do take a look at our
classifieds. I look forward to seeing many of you in a couple
of weeks at the St. Paddy's
It’s time to renew your dues!
I neglected to add this to the minutes of our January meeting at the Sagebrush.
Tommy & Faith suggested the club needed more cones and balls, preferable the regulation competition cones with the slanted sides like Nancy has. Maybe individuals would like to contribute or sponsor/purchase a set of 2 each? I have researched this and come up with the following:
FIRST, they are expensive!
SECOND, there is not much difference in price through different websites.
There are 2 kinds like Nancy’s (Hard Plastic) or flexible, (will collapse and spring back if run over, of course these are more expensive!)
www.ponyandcarriage.co.UK has both kinds. Standard (Hard) are 2/£62.59 or 10/£275.00 Flexible are 2/£76.00 and 10 /£328.00.
www.jumpwest.com has standard cones for $38.95 each.
www.drivingEssentials.com does not list a price online but my catalog says they are $29.25 each.
www.GalaDrivingCenter.com has Orbit Cones (like Nancy’s yellow) for $27.00 each + shipping and handling the balls are $2.70 each. If you purchase
(40) Cones @27.00 = 1,080.00
(40) Balls @ 2.70 = 108.00
Subtotal = 1,188.00
Less 3% discount – 35.64
TOTAL = 1,152.36
+ Shipping & Handling
CCC is having an Amy Neary clinic at Windridge Farm, March 7, 8. We will be focusing on hazard driving but Amy is a terrific clinician who is great with harness fit, carriage adjustments and all round driving. She will take you where you are to a new level whether you are interested in competing or not. You can go to their facebook page for the application.
The Carriage Classic in the Pines
May 16, 17, 18, 2014 see attached pdf
I will be out o town March 20th through April 1st so if anyone has anything for the newsletter, please get it to me by the 18th. If I can, I will publish early on the 19th otherwise it will be at least April 2nd or 3rd.