29 April 2020 Dear MRSC Friends and MRSC Members, Welcome to the New Age of Covid-19.How we move forward this year as equestrians is a matter of life and death to some of our members, family and friends. Our respect for them is our priority.Our unity, while keeping our distance will help some of us deal with frustration, anger and even depression at what is happening; which seems so ‘out of our control’.As animal lovers and horse owners, we have the benefit of “unplugging” with our pets and horses and getting away from the barrage of disheartening news and information. I know we will adapt and we will overcome. The MRSC Board is here to support you as we all wade through this crap.I want to reiterate our points of contact, event date modifications & work wish list.At all times, please use caution to social distance, mask up, use sanitizer and keep grouping to a minimum.We don’t want to incur any violations of the Covid-19 distancing parameters.Please feel free to contact me with any questions.If I don’t have the answer immediately, I will find it for you.
President – Nancy Blakeneymtrhag57@yahoo.com850-607-1242 Vice President – Jessie Robinson Treasurer – Oly Burnettolyoly@centurylink.net509-936-1861 Secretary – Madeline Dunn Western Games Chairperson – Shirley Stolp Grounds Committee – Chuck Burnett
Update to MRSC Western Games Schedule May 9th- (CANCELLED due to Covid-19, September 19 is the reschedule date) June 13th and June 27th July 11th and July 25th August 8th September 19th
Arena Wish (Work) List Mow and Brushog property Clean and disinfect facilities Paint Trail Course Obstacles and Outhouses Harrow old clubhouse site/debris removal and disposal Cow Pen completion with STRAPS Project to Paint the Container with our new Logo I (Nancy) will be going to the Arena this week and next week to perform mowing and painting repairs.If you have time and wish to come work on any of these projects, please call me and I will make sure you have access to the supplies you need.Membership applications are available above and I will take some to the Arena as well. Take Care Everyone and Be Safe, Nancy
The Melody Riders Saddle Club is celebrating 62 years (May 7th 2020) as a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation
The goal in founding Melody Riders as recorded in the original organizational minutes was as follows; "To form a club so that we might have a wholesome and mentally stimulating outdoor family activity in which the young ones in the community could participate." To this day Melody Riders strives to get people together doing family fun equine activities for all levels and disciplines of riders!
We offer Gymkhana, Barrel Racing, Game Days, Horsemanship Clinic, Horse Shows, as well as many other community fun events! We have a Concession stand for events, and games days. (We are always looking for volunteers to help run the stand!)
Join, Participate, Volunteer and Win Awards! $65 Family Membership or $55 for individual membership. Becoming a member gives access to arena grounds use for the full year as well as being eligible for year end awards.