Monday, September 14, 2009

Pink Ribbon Ride September 26th

2009 Pink Ribbon Ride

September 26th--10:30 am. Riverside State Park
(Aubrey L. White entrance off of Trails Rd.)

This year, sons can ride for prizes, too!


There will be 6-$100.00 college scholarships*
Gift Certificates for Chaps, Latah Bistro and Longhorn Grill
6 prizes donated from the Grocery Outlet of Spokane
Lots of Equestrian themed gifts

After the ride we'll have a tailgate lunch and a TACK SWAP & SELL from the back of our pickups or right out of our trailers--just bring that tack you don't use or want anymore! (Time to clean out the tack rooms!)

This will be our last BIG hurrah before winter and we're looking forward to a GREAT day together.

All donations for the ride ($5.00 per rider if you RSVP before the ride recommended, but not mandatory) will be split 50/50 and donated toward Breast Cancer Research and the Scholarship fund, so that we can aid the causes near and dear to our hearts!

There will also be a raffle for a $50.00 gift certificate to Big R--and more fundraising items for sale.

This club is, and always has been, about friendship, family and giving.

Please join us!


All riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Riders must sign a liability waiver before participating (under 18, guardian signs). Bring fold out chairs and a lunch. Dress for any kind of weather.

At 10:30 am. riders can set out on different trails in search of ribbons. We meet back at the trailhead after an hour of riding--each rider (ages 21 and under) bringing back one ribbon- parents are encouraged to accompany. The ribbons will be numbered and when all the participants have returned safely to the trailhead we'll draw numbers randomly and let the winners come up and choose their prize. (It's like an easter egg hunt, but you're
searching for pink ribbons tied to trees.)

Directions: The ride is at Riverside State Park at the Aubrey L White entrance off of TRAILS RD. There are a couple of Aubrey White entrances, please be sure to go to the one off of Trails. There will be pink balloons tied to the gate off of Trails and more pink balloons tied to the next
turn--first road in. Follow the gravel road to the VERY END where there will be more pink balloons and lots of trailers! Email for more specific directions.

Come early so that you can sign the waiver and get registered.

What you should bring:

Lunch & drinks
Fold Out Chairs
Extra Tack you may want to swap or sell
Your horse!
$$$$ for donations--clean out under those cushions!

Contact tiki to rsvp! click on link

* To claim the scholarships, you must have a tax-free college account in the child's name within 30 days of winning. Funds will be deposited directly into the account from Moms Daughters and Horses in the name of the recipient.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Egg Hunt on Horseback!

Come saddle up with us and have some fun!!!

When: April 18th (please see note below)

Time: 1:30 pm

Where: Riverside State Park (Trail Town area)

Directions From Government Way:
Turn right on Aubrey L White
Take first right and follow the road to the trailhead

Cost: FREE!!!

Donations however will be gladly accepted.

Prizes!! Fun!! Friends!!

Contact Tiki if you have any questions - Click to e-mail Tiki

**NOTE** Rain WILL cancel the ride and it will be postponed to Sunday April 19th at same time, unless it is raining also.

**You will be asked to sign a liability waiver and all children under 18 must wear riding helmets to participate.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Help The Rescued Horses--Please

Hi ladies.

As you may have read in the Spokesman Review or seen on the nightly news KREM, there is a rescue effort currently under way for 33 horses up near Springdale, WA.

Pam Swiderski of Fantasy Farm Thorouhbreds, a wonderful woman with a big heart for horses, is heading it up. Please visit her site and email her a big thanks--her email link is toward the bottom. Or, click here Pam Swiderski.

After speaking with Pam today, we've found that the needs are these:

Possibly Vaccinations
People to love on the horses! (She welcomes everyone to come help after they're all set up--which should be this Wednesday).

Tony Hamilton, a local farrier, has volunteered to trim all the horse's hooves!!! Thank you, Tony!!!! If you know him, give him a BIG hug for us all here at MDH.

Moms Daughters and Horses would like to put a care package together and raise money for some hay, so if you can donate any small amount, please do. Just email us at with anything you'd like to give--10,20,30 dollars--whatever you can spare. If every one pitches in a little--it adds up to a lot, and maybe it will help ease the burden until homes can be found. Whatever your donation is, we'll get it directly to Pam to help meet the above needs, and since we're a 501c3--your donations are tax-deductible.

A BIG thank you to Shepherd's Way Horse Rescue--another 501C-3 organization to help horses--and Pam Swiderski for all that they're doing--which is a lot.

Here are their contact numbers if you'd like to get ahold of them directly.

Shepherds Way Rescue. Call Carrie Aenk for more information: (509) 892-6707 or (509) 844-3499. Pam Swiderski of Fantasy Farms--509.276.7200.

Friday, November 21, 2008

You're Invited to Our Christmas Party

You're Invited to Moms Daughters & Horses Christmas Get Together

When: December 7th 3:30 (meeting) 4:00-6:00 eat and have a gift exchange

Where: Roundtable Pizza on Francis

What to bring: Bring a present for the gift exchange for every member of your party who wants to participte. The limit is around $10.00 and it should be "horse themed". Also, it's buy your own pizza and drinks.

There will be Christmas cake provided and crafts for the kids.
(You need not be a member to attend--just a horse-loving woman.)

Happy Holidays!


Friday, October 31, 2008

MDH E-Newsletter

MDH Fall e-Newsletter

Happy Fall, Horsewomen and Daughters!

Are you enjoying this wonderful October weather, and getting out on lots of fun rides? If you're looking for partners--there are ladies in the Valley, West and North of Spokane, as well as North Idaho who are always wanting to meet and find riding partners. Our schedules are so busy and varied, sometimes it's difficult to match up with other women, but the more of us who can put the word out, the better we can find and meet each other. If you haven't already done so, please take advantage of the online forum to introduce yourself and let others know when and where you can ride.

Next Meeting

Our next club meeting is this Sunday: November 2, 4:00-6:00 South Hill Roundtable Address: 4510 S. Regal Spokane, WA

Fund Raisers For Emergency Equine Aid & General Fund
Pampered Chef-
Our Pampered Chef Fund raiser was such a success last year, we're doing it again this year in time for Christmas--as well as a Home Interior Candle Party (See below) If you would like a packet or more information please let Katie know by e-mailing her--click on her name.

If you have friends and family out of town, they have the option to buy online (anyone else is welcome to buy online no matter where you live- in town or out of town). The website to send them to is in order for us to get credit for this they need to enter host name as first name- MDH and last name- Club
For every $30 in product sales (before shipping & tax) you will be put in a drawing for a $25 Gift Card to Big R (example if you brought in $60 worth of sales you get put in the drawing two times).
Each participant will be put in a drawing for free Pampered Chef Products.

Home Interior Candles Fundraiser

Club receives 50 percent of sales--Contact Tina Wilcox or go to the meeting this Sunday for packets.
Christmas Party
Our Christmas party will be held at our usual meeting on the first Sunday in December at a Roundtable Pizza—details to follow.

Fall Ribbon Ride A Success!

The Club held it's first Fall Ribbon Ride in early October, and it was amazing fun for all as we rode through Riverside State Park and found hidden ribbons on trees. Each ribbon corresponded with a prize and all the participants found at least one. Cassidy Jacobson won the grand prize--a pink designer hay bag from The Foxy Horse & Hound. The club plans to host another ribbon ride this Spring--so watch for more details. And, if you'd like to volunteer a little time to help, please contact Tiki, Activities Coordinator .

Come Blog With Us

A wonderful way to get to know each other and our horses better is to blog. There is a large equestrian community here that is already doing so and it grows daily. Blogging is free and can be as little or as much as you want to put into it. It's a great way to network and get support--ideas and encouragement. Our Club Blog is— . If you already have blogs, please let us know what they are, and we'll hook them up to ours. Please bookmark it and occasionally check in to see what's going on in the club. And, don't forget to check into the main website from time to time for information on college scholarships and horse adoptions as well as pictures of the club members.

Happy Trails, Horsewomen--hope to see you soon!

Moms Daughters & Horses

Friday, October 24, 2008

Come join us

Good Morning ladies,
I was just going over some notes that I had written down about next months meeting and I wanted to extend an invitation to join us on Sunday November 2 at 4:00 for our next club meeting. We have a ton of exciting stuff to go over and lots of exciting things to work on for the future. Tina and I have been doing some hunting and have come up with a few new fundraiser ideas and I have also been doing some hunting and have some very good leads. So please join us for this and just for some fun horse chat, and if you can't join us don't worry we will have all of this exciting news posted here and on the website so that you can find out what the club has in store for it's members in the coming year.
On another topic I hope all of you have been able to get out and enjoy some rides on these last few fabulous days that we have had. I myself have been out a few times to enjoy the company of my kids. I am not sure how much they enjoyed it as I actually got on Mercedes for the first time in 2 years. She was gold as usual but a little on the spoiled side whats new right they are my kids after all. Tug was wonderful he is remebering all of his training and I do believe we are headed for the show ring next spring I am so excited I hope he will do well and handle the stress. And for Mercedes I am thinking that she will be heading to the cow penning arena and maybe the show ring we will see. So what are all of your plans for the next riding season? Feel free to share and maybe we can get some people hooked up for trail rides or carpooling (or is it truck pooling :)) to the show ring/cow penning ring.
Thanks ladies for lending me your ear and we definitely hope to see you next Sunday and I look forward to hearing everyones plans for next season.

Pres. MDH

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Horse Treats

Now that the weather's getting cold, it's time to stay in and bake treats. Here's an easy recipe for your horses.

Oat 'n' Apple Chewies
Treat your horse or pony to these simple squares made of wholesome ingredients. Keep them fresh in the fridge. Remember not to feed too many of any treat too often.
1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup oat bran cereal or ground oatmeal
½ cup all purpose flour (approx.)
Preheat oven to 350F
Oil a 9inch x 9inch square cake panSpread the batter evenly in the cake pan and bake for 20-30 minutes. The batter will start to shrink away from the sides and it will be firm to the touch.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Meeting Minutes October 2008

Hi Everyone. Here are the minutes from our meeting on Sunday, October 5, 2008

Moms, Daughters and HorsesMeeting Minutes

Old Business---------------------------------------------------------------

Going back to monthly meetings;first Sunday of each month, rotatingto Spokane area Round Table Pizzas 4-6 pm

Going back to Voluntary Dues
Dues are $10.00

Linda suggested members set up Blog accountsto link up to MDH's Blog

Ribbon Ride went well, members suggested planning another, perhaps an Easter Egg Hunt themed Ride

Tiki suggested planning it for Trail Town at Riverside,which will allow for more parking---------------------------------------------------------------

New Business---------------------------------------------------------------

Scholarships; We have one application in forthe 2 scholarships offered at $250 each

Another Horse has been added to our page of Adoption horses.

Alisa suggested doing a Papa Murphy's discount card fund raiser. Members suggested we purchase 30cards at $1.00 each and they will be sold for $5.00 each. Fund Raiser money will be put into the Emergency Fund

Katie and Linda suggested we do another Pampered Chef Fundraiser

Members would like to plan a Make Your Own Horse Treat dayin December for the Daughters

Another fundraiser activity was mentioned, having a Chili Feed again, planned for the second weekend of November--Fundraising will benefit the Scholarship and Activities Committee

The December Meeting was suggested to be our clubs Christmas

was suggested the club change the address on the website, as Charlene is still getting mail. It was decided that we'd use Sam's address. A member will look into the cost of a P.O. Box or a box at Mailboxes Etc for the club. If too costly, we'll remain using members private boxes.

Next Meeting will be the first Sunday of November, 2ndAt the South Hill, Round Table Pizza

Saturday, October 4, 2008

MDH Monthly Meeting

Moms, Daughters and Horses would like to announce that we plan to start our regular monthly meetings back up again.
Meetings are the first Sunday of each month, usually at Round Table Pizza, in rotating areas of Spokane.

Our next meeting is this Sunday, October 5 at 4pm
Round Table Pizza in the Valley
At Sprague and Sullivan

Please arrive early if you plan to order food.

Hope to see you all there!

Club Secretary

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Weekend Ride

Hello everyone,
I just wnated to drop by and say a quick hello and let everyone know that as of next month we are going back to the original set up for meetings. We will have a meeting the first Sunday of every month starting at 4:00 p.m. at Round Table Pizza the meetings will rotate to the 3 different restaurants.
Also on Sunday the 21 st of September we are hosting a Ribbon Ride for the girls. Everyone is welcome to come but the girls are the only ones who can collect the prizes. There will be approx 4 ribbons tied to trees and each ribbon brought in can be exchanged for prize. Here are the details and the directions we really hope to see everyone there:

MDH is sponsoring a Fall Ribbon Ride for our moms and daughters at Riverside State Park. The event is free, you just need to sign the liability waiver before you begin your ride. We will tie about four ribbons on trees throughout the park, depending on the number of donations that come in before the ride, and the daughters (18 and under) get to ride out and find them!! Moms should accompany their daughters, but only daughters will be able to claim the prizes this time. Those who find a ribbon and bring it back to the starting area, will get a prize. The ride itself is very easy--no water crossings--and lasts about 2 hours total. We park at the trailhead off of Old Trails Rd where there is an entrance to trail #25 that leads down into the valley. We'll give each group a map of the area before you start. The date is Sunday September 21st at 2:00 pm. Please bring a lunch/dinner to enjoy afterward as we have a tailgate social and wait for all the riders to get in. Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact Tiki at , or reply to this email and I'll forward it!
Directions: (Please Google it to get a better idea before you leave your house. Type in Old Trails Rd Spokane WA and you will get the section of map you need. Follow Old Trails Rd to where it turns into N. Inland Rd, and that is where the trail head will be.)Coming from the North or East you can come from either 7 Mile Rd or Trails Rd--The South Entrance--Take W Northwest Blvd turn right to W Fort George Wright Dr.(It will pass Spokane Fall Community College) take another right to N. Government Way which turns into Trails Rd--a mile up and toward the top--Old Trails Rd to the right. It turns into N. Inland Rd as it approaches the park--the trailhead is at the end of the pavement when it turns into gravel road.The North Entrance--West on 7 Mile Rd. to N. Inland Rd (there will be a sign that points left to the ORV--follow it and PASS the ORV--at the end of the gravel road you'll find the trailhead.

Happy riding enjoy our lovely fall weather,
Pres. MDH