pot of gold and rainbow

Meeting March 18, 2015

Board Meets: 5:30 p.m.
General Meeting: 6:15 p.m.


From our President ----

Hello my fellow Trail Riders… I am looking forward to our meeting on March 18th. This will be your first chance to meet our new directors Carol Ham (Social) and Jessica Erickson (Trail Rides).

Since we are starting out another year (and my third as President) I would like to have some discussion about what members like and don’t like about how the club is functioning. This will encompass everything from meetings every other month to whether or not you all want to do participation bucks again this year.

This will only work if we have members there to take part in discussion, so I hope to see lots of you there. Other than that I don’t have much to tell you this month. I hope to see you all at the meeting. Heather
Leprechaun on a horse

Horse playing and bucking
** 2015 Officers **

We had our annual elections in January. Heather Hollandsworth is once again the President, Keith Herrin is the Vice President. Sherri Onstott is our maintenance director. And a warm welcome to new board members Jessica Erickson (Trail Rides) and Carol Ham (Social).

Lastly, as a reminder, our next meeting will be held on March 18, 2015. The Board of Directors meets at 5:30 and the General Meeting starts at 6:30. Members are welcome at both meetings.


Some members have asked for the different sizes that are available. Polos are also available with a small logo on the front. A quality one would be about $25.00. T-shirts are going to range from $11 to $16.00. Long sleeve T's are available at a little more cost. All shirts are red with the Trail Riders logo in black and white. I plan to order in March for a April delivery, so if you have not already let me know you want one or more, please do so soon. 443-2679 or jambat@3riversdbs.net Thanks, Marcia

Gray Women’s sizes (body length 29)--
XS bust size 16;
S bust size 18;
M bust size 20;
L bust size 22;
XL bust 24;XXL bust 26;
3XL bust 26;
4XL bust 30

Men's sizes (body length ranges from 28 to 36)--
S chest 18;
M chest 2;
L chest 22;
XL chest 24;
2XL chest 26;
3XL chest 28;
4XL 30;
5XL 32;
6XL 34.

Womens sizes have a thinner collar and sleeve trim, tapered body. I find they fit a little snugger than men's sizes. Bust is measured one inch below armhole.

2015 Omoksee Show Dates

February 6 &7th ~State Winter Convention--Anaconda, MT
April 12th ~State Spring Convention--Great Falls Saddle Club Arena, Great Falls
May 31st ~Western Patriots Fun Day--Broadwater Country Fairgrounds, Townsend, MT
June 14th ~Whitehall Saddle Club Point Day--Whitehall arena, Whitehall, MT
June 20th ~Helena Valley Blues Saddle Cub Fun Day--Birdseye arena
June 27th ~Helena Valley Blues Saddle Club Point Day--Birdseye arena
July 19-25th ~National--Buffalo WY
August 2nd ~Western Patriots Point Day--Broadwater Country Fairgrounds, Townsend, MT
August 8th ~Helena Trailer Riders Point Day--Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds, West Arena
August 15th ~Anaconda Saddle Club Point Days--Anaconda Saddle Club Arena
August 22nd ~District Finals--Birdseye arena
September 5&6th ~State Finals--Great Falls Saddle Club Arena, Great Falls
September 12th ~Poker Run--Canyon Creek, MT

There has been some discussion about our club putting on a judged horse show and a judged obstacle/trail course competition. It would be nice to have some feed back.

Please feel free to email me or give me a call at 442-1717 if you have some input. I want to make sure that our club is holding events that everyone wants to be involved in so feed back is really important. Also, please invite your fellow riding buddies even if they aren't members. What better way to get new members than inviting them into our club activities. Well, I think this brings you all update on what's happening in the O Mok See world. I hope to see you all at our March meeting. Vickie Blixt, O Mok See Director

Miscellaneous upcoming events

***MSU Equine Conference March 28, 2015, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 125 Linfield Hall, MSU Bozeman

The evolution of performance feeds
Beyond hay, oats and water
Forages, the foundations for equine gastrointestinal health
Body condition score (BCS)
Finding and feeding the right forages for your horse
Equine metabolic diseases

Registration fee $15, includes coffee, tea, muffins and lunch. Please pre-register by March 20, 2015. Send your name, address and email address with registration fee to Julie Hager, Animal and Range Sciences, PO Box 172900, Bozeman MT 59717-290. Email jhager@montana.edu. Phone (406) 994-7953.

***Springfest and 2015 Equine Expo

May 16 and 17, 2015, Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds, Helena MT

Concert with country superstar Clay Walker
Northstar Amusement Carnival
Parade of Breeds
Rocky Mountain Breeders Association annual production sale. Yearlings thru to finished riding horses http://montanarmba.org/rmba-events/
Open Ranch Horse Competition (pending)
Jackpot Roping Open Class
Tack Swap

Schedule of full events will be viewable at http://www.lewisandclarkcountyfairgrounds.com/equine-expo/

Fairgrounds address 98 West Custer Ave, Helena MT 59602. Office hours M-F 8:00 – 5:00 pm, Box office hours M-F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Phone (406) 457-8516.

Club Contacts:

Helena Trail Riders- Vickie Blixt 442-1717

Gone with the Wind – Peggy Huntington 459-2161

Western Patriots- Patsy Althof 439-8916

Helena Valley Blues – Moriah Parker 202-5729

Remember: West Arena Schedule is (exclusive use) every Tuesday and Thursday and the first Friday of the month.

Don’t forget to check on all Helena Trail Riders information posted to the website (including past copies of Pony Tales). Suggestions or corrections to Cheryl Bryant 2chalkie@gmail.com
horse and rider

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