Re: [WestKingdomEQ] Re: Potential horse activities site in N. Ca. interested?
- In the past, we have said that using a private horse equaled dontating money for gas/stalls/feed and/or helping care for the horse at the event. The ability to borrow had to be contracted before money was dontated.
Am I the Siobhan you're looking for?
. Perhaps generating an
> unofficial fund ( perhaps like the West Kingdom Welcomming Committee
> has done)to provide finaicial support to horse owners who bring stock
> to events, might be worth considering. I'm willing to donate some
> financial support for such an enterprise.
I like the concept of a donation box to help out with fuel/stabling
expenses. Especially as it would give me somewhere to send those who
have offered to donate money towards the pony. However, I do think
some clear guidelines would need to be set up. Personally I don't mind
loaning my horse out to people I know. I would however be leary of a
situation where Joe Q populace feels like they've payed for the right
to a carriage ride.
- I'd be down with that. Especially in November; things will stop being
silly in Dressage Land by then... The facility sounds great! Will
check it out.
--- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, "Angela and David Belongie"
> Dafydd and I have been complaining amongst ourselves about the lack
> of eq activities scheduled in places we deem reasonable to travel
> (and those of you that know us will know we mean anything south ofpurchase
> Sac!!!)... and yes, I do know the answer... host an event up here!!!
> Sooo, I have found a location that is in Cottonwood (Cottonwood
> Creek Equestrian Center) which is about 2 hours north of Sacramento
> and 20 minutes south of Redding (by car). The Center has two large
> arenas, one outside (120x180)and one covered (140x200), two round
> pens (one of which is a cutting pen ~140' in diameter), a trail
> trials practice area and a track. They have overnight pens for
> horses at $20 per night (bring your own shavings or you can
> on site) along with room for camping (with no RV hookups). Thefour
> covered arena has sound and lights and decent footing, I took a
> day riding clinic with Wendy Murdoch there this spring and it wasbe
> really nice. I think we could arrange many of the games that we
> play (limited only by time and equipment) without trouble. It can
> a bit windy in Cottonwood, but for summertime activities the breezeyour
> is nice. They are easier to book in July, August, November,
> December, January and February (the rest of the year is filled with
> clinics - check it out www.cottonwoodcreekequestrian.com).
> Our shire is also full of good, generous people and in-home
> accomodations would be easy to arrange.
> If we were to host a northern Cynagua EQ day in say September or
> November how many of you would consider attending? And how many
> horses would you anticipate bringing? What would make it worth
> The fee for day use is $350 or $15 per person.
> Our shire is currently planning a big feast on saturday the 15th of
> November at a nearby Community Center and will be talking to the
> shire about the possibility of combining an eq/other activities
> playday at the EQ Center with the feast to take place later in the
> I would really appreciate some feedback so I can gauge whether or
> not it is something we should plan for. I know that most of you
> have not had your horses up here much and that it is a long haul
> you, but I think the site is ideal.
> Happy riding!