We are halfway through our 2013 races. It seems we went from a monsoon season to 90 plus degrees in just a few days. Several of the early events have been wet and muddy. In the first four races we have had three new venues and race hosts. This is a very good trend for our organization.
We have four races left--Bates County Sherriff’s Posse, Butler, MO (7/13/13); Better Equine Fun, Paola, KS (8/10/13); Saddle and Sirloin, Kansas City, MO (8/24/13); and Mahaffie (9/28 & 9/29) in Olathe, KS. All of these courses should be extremely tough. The last event of the year is a “club race”--all profits go directly to UHCA to help support year-end awards. We are in need of volunteers to help out at the Mahaffie event. Please let me know if you would be willing to help out in any way.
I am very happy with the direction UHCA is going. The 2013 Board set several goals for this season.
1. Launch a new website
2. Increase our membership
3. Increase the average number of riders at each race
4. Add new hosts
If you haven’t seen it yet, the new website is fantastic. Thank you, Melanie Dolechek and Linda Scheutz. Our membership has increased over last year by 19 and it looks like we are on pace to have more UHCA members than ever before. The average number of entries has also increased through the first four races and half of this year’s events will be hosted at new venues.
Great job by everyone! Keep telling other horse people about UHCA. I am very proud to be associated with all of you and UHCA.
UHCA President 2013