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