N.E.M.A.H.C. Northeastern Michigan Association of Horse Clubs
Welcome to our site!
NEMAHC is an association that includes members interested in horsemanship and riding as a recreational activity. Our sole purpose is to promote, create and stimulate interest in horses as a whole. We offer open horse shows for all breeds of horses and ponies in the Northeastern Michigan area throughout the summer. As a non-profit organization, we can assist area horse clubs wishing to sponsor a point-approved show. Our club also includes members who trail ride and are involved in our Trail Riding/Driving Program. Whether you like to show pleasure, run barrels, or trail ride around Northeast Michigan, we think you will find our club quite accomodating to your equine enthusiasm! Please take a view of our site and see what we have to offer!
Meeting was called to order by president Penny Wahoski at 6:00 pm
Present were Nancy Beck, Jill Ritter, Cindy Krentz, Kari Spragg, Tara Koss, Pam Joslin, Penny Wahoski & Jackie Konecke.
Treasurer's report - balance $1,928.12. Motion to accept by Kari Spragg and second by Tara, motion passed.
Secretary report not available.
Banquet will be Sunday December 4th at 2:00p.m. at Cycle Club. We will have auction, please bring something to donate to the auction. Please bring a dish to pass. Cost will be $2.00 per person or $5.00 for a family.
Fund Raiser - Non NEMACH fun pleasure show with a NEMAHC approved speed show. Nancy handed out a list of classes. Discussion on location, Nancy will do some checking on a date and location. Possible location are Alpena Fairgrounds, Alcona Fairgrounds or Optimist Acres.
Discussion concerning 2 adults riding the same horse in the same age division in speed classes, and the combined points being moved to one rider/horse combo.
The bylaws are quite clear-
The ARTICLE XI – General Show Rules
Section 13 – Use of Same Horse in Speed and Cowboy Challenge
Adults in the age divisions of 15-19 and 20 & over are not allowed to use the same horse in the same age division. Age groups of 14 & under and pony classes are allowed to share a horse/pony in the same age division.
Motion by Nancy Beck and second by Kari Spragg that we have no choice but to follow the bylaw for year end points and the points will not be combined, but for COM the horse will get all the points. Motion passed.
Year end awards- 23 Grand and 19 Reserve awards will be given out. Motion by Nancy Beck and second by Tara Koss Grand awards will be valued at $25 and Reserve at $20 respectively.
Potential fund raiser - Kerry Spragg is checking on dates for IBRA show at the Optimist Acres.
Next delegates meeting is February 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm location HPC
Annual meeting - March 5, 2017 at 2:00pm location Aplex.
Please bring you requested changes of bylaws to the next delegates meeting.
Motion to adjourn meeting by Jill Ritter and second by Keri Spragg, motion passed.
NEMAHC Trail Riding/Driving Program (TR/D)
Become a NEMAHC member and hit the trails! NEMAHC members and their horses can compete for year-end and certificate of merit (COM) awards while they trail ride. Members ride or drive their horses in harness on the trails and record their hours and trail locations. At the end of the season, the member submits his/her trail record to the TR/D secretary. Every hour on the trails equals 1 point. The TR/D secretary tallies up all the points and awards are presented at the annual awards banquet to the adult grand champion and reserve grand champion, youth grand and reserve champion and the grand and reserve champion for the trail adult and youth horse of the year. Trail points also accumulate from year to year toward the rider's COM and the horse's COM. If this sounds like fun to you, complete a NEMAHC membership form and start riding! If you have questions concerning the TR/D program please contact Jackiei Koneke at 989-356-0071. Please remember you must use the NEMAHC trail form.