Monday, December 12, 2005

Seasons Greetings,


The snow is flying, the mud is finally frozen and our 4 legged friends are nice and fuzzy.  Yes, my friends, winter is here.


It’s nice to recap on 2005 as we sit inside snuggled down under a warm blanket.  This summer brought us many successes.  We profited from a show in the snow.  We had 1 of our largest shows ever at the Ithaca Fairgrounds in June.  And we finished our year with another spectacular awards banquet.  For those of you that were unable to attend, you can view photos at the web site,


The new Board of Directors has been quite active already.  We have been working on improving the show bill, setting dates, locations and high point prizes.  As a Board, it is up to us to decide what is best for the entire circuit.  We hope that the members of MMOHSC are happy with our decisions.  We would like to encourage everyone to attend a board meeting this winter and get involved with the procedures of running a horse show.


As your President, I would like to take this time to say thanks to each of you.  There are so many volunteers and supporters through out the summer that I know I can not thank enough.  Those special people are the reason why Mid Michigan Open Horse Show Circuit is so successful.



Angie Bailey




1.  Memberships are payable at any time during the year.  Points for year-end awards begin to accumulate only after membership has been paid, not before.  Membership year runs from January 1 to December 31 of each year .

2.  Memberships consist of two different types:

            a. Individual -  Each individual has one vote.

            b. Family  -  The term family, when used, may include: husband, wife, and children 18                            years  of age and under living at home.  Each family has two votes.

Dues are $10.00 for individuals and $20.00 for families.

Once membership is paid, it cannot be refunded for any reason.

A $25.00 fee shall be charged for any checks issued to the association and returned due to non-sufficient funds.

Membership may be refused until all outstanding bills from previous year(s) are paid.


Sponsorship Incentive Program—2006

Once again we will be offering incentive points to each MMOHSC member who collects sponsorships.  Those points will be added to the member’s total points at the end of the show season, increasing their shopping points in the MMOHSC Award Catalog.

Incentive Points :

Class Sponsor ($25) = 5 points                          Gold Sponsor ($100) = 20 points

Bronze Sponsor ($50) = 10 points                     Platinum Sponsor ($300) = 25 points

Silver Sponsor ($75) = 15 points

In order for our sponsors to get all the attention they are due, all business cards must be delivered to the committee chair before February 1st.  This will give us time to include their card in our 2006 brochure.  That’s 3,000 copies of advertising dollars going to work for each sponsor.   If you collect sponsors after the brochure deadline, they will be advertised at our shows.

Bonus ***  MMOHSC will also be offering a FREE day of showing at our August  Membership Show.  The member that collects the most sponsorship monies gets : 1 stall, 1 camping and free classes for the 1 day !!!!       All sponsorships for this “free day “  must be submitted to MMOHSC on or before July 1st.


BACK NUMBERS  for 2006

Reserve your current number for just  $5.00

Purchase a laminated set of 2 for only $ 10.00

After March 1, 2006, the laminated set will be  $15.00



Gerry Hanson for being such a great web master, working so hard to get the updated points loaded and all the photos – there great !!!!!

Gordon Mock for all the great pictures he has taken at the shows all summer and  wow  the banquet pictures are terrific !!

Linda Olcheske for hand painting her famous plates – one for each division reserve champ & runner up.  That’s a lot of work !!!!


2006 Stallion Expo   - March 10 – 12 , 2006

 Any 2006 member of MMOHSC will get free admission into the expo for working a 2 hour time block at our booth.  If you are interested please call Angie Bailey @  989-875-4686 to set your time slot.


Look What’s New -----

In 2006 the Novice division will consist of 3 new divisions.  Each of these divisions will have their own Showmanship , Equitation and Pleasure classes.  Also having their own Daily and Year End High Points.

·         Novice Youth Rider 19 & Under that has not previously loped in a class.

·         Novice Adult Rider 20 & Over that has not previously loped in a class.

·         Novice Horse that has not previously loped in a class.


Board Meetings:

January 09, 2006 at the Alma Ponderosa begins @ 7:00 p.m.

February 13, 2006 also at the Alma Ponderosa , 7:00 p.m.

Arrive early to eat.


If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to be, please contact Karen @ 517-857-2459 .

Also if you would like to place a For Sale item or Business Ad on our web site contact Karen @ 517-857-2459 or Angie Bailey  @ 989-875-4686.