President’s Message- April 2011
Happy Easter to each of you! It’s great to finally have spring upon us.
Our 2nd Annual ICHA Spring Aged Event & Weekend Show was a huge success, and we would like to say Thank You to all of those who supported it. Entries were up from last year for both the Aged Event and the Weekend Show, and we appreciate each and every person who attended. Once again, we heard a lot of good feedback about the change in structure of having three separate shows with the total added money divided equally between them. The total payout of the three-day aged event was over $66,000! We also gave Carrol Leather jackets to the Champion & Reserve Champion of each aged event class all three days, and those were a huge hit.
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the wonderful show staff that worked so diligently to put on a great show—John & Lennie Uhrig, Dru Stewart, Kathryn Webb, Kim Whimpey, Sue Marostica, Corey Fagen, Darcy Skaar, Hitchiker Productions and Dan Wold with WoldPhoto. A special thank you goes out to our judges- Jim Carr, Troy Riddle and Foster Johnson. As always, the Idaho Horse Park staff (Rod, Gary, Pat, Sally, Marty and their crew) did a wonderful job for us at a great facility, and everyone loved the new look of the judges stand and staging area!
On behalf of the ICHA Officers & Directors, I would also like to express sincere appreciation to Ray & Janet Goffin, Chris Smith and Darcy Skaar for their efforts in organizing a very successful ICHA/UCHA Youth Scholarship Auction during our spring show. There were many, many nice items to bid on and with the support of item donations from cutters, community members throughout Idaho & our show vendors, as well as the generous support by all of the bidders, we were able to raise $2,525.00 for our ICHA/UCHA Youth Scholarship Fund.
Help us support our youth cutters by purchasing raffle tickets for a pair of Dave Hack custom chaps (valued at $2,500.00). 100% of the proceeds benefit the ICHA/UCHA Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $20.00 each, 5 for $60.00 or 10 for $100.00. Drawing will be held September 3rd, 2011 during the ICHA Futurity & Aged Event in Nampa, Idaho. A huge Thank You to Dave Hack for his support of our youth cutters, and the ICHA!
*Contact Preston Skaar, Darcy Skaar or Sue Marostica to purchase tickets*
Last but not least… Good Luck to each of you that will be competing at Western Nationals later this month and I look forward to seeing each of you down the road soon.