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October 2017                    Newsletter Archive

PO Box 381, Cave Creek, AZ 85327

A Note From Our President

Hi All,
Just a reminder that our October Meeting will be this TUESDAY, October 17, at the Heart and Soul Cafe, 4705 E Carefree Hwy # 117, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Socializing starts at 6 PM and Meeting starts at 7 PM. Also, our Sophie's Flat ride and campout in Wickenberg is this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. Details and sign up for the ride is on our website at http://cavecreeksaddleclub.org/samventer/eventer.php.
Look forward to seeing you all,
Greg LaCosse President


Tentative Ride/Meeting schedule for our 2017/2018 Riding season. All aspects are subject to change with little or no notice.

Sedona Ride and Campout

Granite Mountain Ride
(off Dynamite towards Rio Verde)

Sophie’s Flat Ride and Campout (Wickenburg)

Halloween Ride, Apache Wash
(14th St, just south of Carefree Highway)

Cave Creek Wild West Day’s Parade

Coons Bluff Ride (near Saguaro Lake)

Pioneer Museum Ride

Picket Post Ride and Campout (Superior)

Christmas Ride, Table Mesa

Christmas Party

Patagonia Ride and Campout (Empire Ranch)

Emery Henderson Ride

Catalina Mts. Ride and Campout

Larkin Arena Ride

Goldfield Ghost Town Ride (Apache Junction)

Ride near 7th Street and Circle Mtn

Coconino Ride & Campout (Benson)

McDowell Mountain Park

Wickenburg Ride

China Dam Ride



OFFICERS For 2017-2018 Season

President - Greg LaCosse 602-920-9472

Vice President - Kathryn Friedman 480-427-9649

Secretary/Treasurer - Jean Anderson 602-390-6806

Trail Coordinators -
Patty Rowan 480-200-7424

Marcie Humphrey 510-599-4037

Dodge Marshal 425-766-0337

Newsletter - OPEN FOR VOLUNTEER...

Event Coordinator - Kathryn Friedman 480-427-9649

Website - Keith Harbaugh 480-510-1157

For more information, email at: info@cavecreeksaddleclub.org

UPCOMING CCSC EVENTS RIDES: All times are subject to change – Please RSVP on the website

2017 Next Meeting

Heart and Soul Cafe
4705 E Carefree Hwy # 117, Cave Creek, AZ
Tuesday October 17
Gathering at 6:00 PM, Meeting at 7:00 PM
A gathering for club business and getting to know everyone.

A Few Photos From Recent Rides

Az Horse Council Newsletter

The Arizona Horse Council (AzHC) had its first arena trail challenge at Pinal County Fair grounds, South of Tucson. It was a Halloween event.  This was the first time that the Horse Council held an ACTHA - American Competitive Trail Horse Association - sponsored ride.  Fourteen riders competed in Open, Competitive Pleasure and Rookie Pleasure Divisions. Horse and rider teams competed over a variety of obstacles to test their skills in an arena setting. The obstacles and some of the horses and riders were decked out in Halloween themes.  For our first ACTHA Event, AzHC felt this was a very successful event. We plan to have another event; same time and same place, sometime next year.

AzHC is working on its next Legislative ride, and working to get Governor Ducey involved. The governor is receptive to the idea, and we are working on setting the dates to match up with his schedule, and the ranch where we are holding the next ride.

Chip Wilson, President of AzHC, attended the Coalition of State Horse Councils that took place in Minnesota, the end of October to the 1st of November. This coalition is a sub committee of the American Horse Council. It was enlightening, and Chip came back with ideas for AzHC to address. The Coalition also addressed the progress of the National Equine Disease Call Center. It is in operation, now, and once every state's vets get trained, it will soon be in operation. They are still looking for additional funding to keep it going. This center will not only report on a disease outbreak, but will give the proper and recommended prevention information. This will also get the outbreak info out, as soon as the test results come in. This will help identify the exposed animals, quickly, and will help to eliminate the bad and faulty information that get passed when an outbreak occurs.
Happy Trails,