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Great Western Elections Send you votes in Now.

If you have an interest in running for a GW office please contact Nancy Wenlock: ranchlady@intergate.com
All positions available!  Send in your nomination and bio!  
Members may also vote by proxy or at the Membership meeting October 10th, 2009.


Please take the time to Vote for Officers for the 2010/2011 BOD.

Click on Election Ballot on the Navigation Bar.

 Take a walk on the darks side!

2010 Membership Form

Please Click Here to Vote On-Line!

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Third  Annual Red Rock Country Trail Ride and Awards Banquet
Get signed up ASAP!!!!
October 9, 10, 11, 2009

Cancelled

This year's Great Western Paso Fino Trail Ride is open to ALL breeds and will be hosted at the River Run Ranch in Cottonwood, Arizona on October 9-11, 2009.

Please download and view the attached flyer and sign-up sheet for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: 
This year's ride is open to all breeds and is limited to a maximum of 50 horses!!  Accepting entries up until the day of ride, room reservations must be made by September 7th to  secure your  rooms for $88 at the Quality Inn,   so if you are planning on attending and will need a room, do yourself a favor and reserve your room now, as normal room rates in this area during October average $134+ per night.  On a 4 night stay, these rates save you nearly $200.

Please contact me with any other questions you may have.  
Thanks,  --Glenn-  <Glenn@ranchodeladama.com>
Awards this year will include Larry Whitesell's set of training videos,and Head Gear from Casa Dosa Tack!

Red Rock Entry and Registration Form

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Message from the GW President

Some of the most beautiful riding is during the fall.  The temperatures are cooler, but it is still warm enough to ride without bundling up; the leaves are starting to change colors showcasing the brilliance of reds, orange, and yellows.  It is a beautiful time of year! 

While we are enjoying the beauty bestowed upon us, it may be hard to think about all the changes that are coming to Great Western.  First, it is time to renew your membership.  The 2010 membership form can be downloaded from the forms page.  Send in your membership as soon as possible so that you don't miss out on any of the "Members Only" privileges and information.  You may want to sign up for the 2010 High Point Awards Program while you are at it.  Activities held on or after 1 October 2009 will count towards the 2010 awards. 

The annual Membership Meeting will be held on 10 October in Cottonwood, AZ.  This coincides with the 3rd annual Red Rock Ride in Sedona.  We will have two important events at this meeting....elections of the 2010/2011 Board of Directors and the Awards Banquet.  We have some great awards to present to our High Point recipients too!  The Membership Meeting is also the only time that members can vote on all motions.  If you are unable to attend, you may still make your voice heard through the use of a GW Proxy; however, the proxy holder must be in attendance.  This form is available on the forms page of the website.

Members may vote for officers in one of three ways; at the meeting, using an absentee ballot, or on-line.  Every adult and corporate member is entitled to one vote.  Check out the ballot and vote for the individuals of your choice.

Judi Bradbury

GWPFHA President

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A Note from your GWPFHA Web Master

Your website will be changing in the near future.  I hope you will like it!


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High Points Awards


September 30th is the end of the year for the High Points Awards.

The Awards Banquet will be head in SedonaAZ on October 10, 2009.

If you need to report any points to me please do so.

Awards are being purchased now.

 

Thank you for a great year. 

Annette

 


2010 Awards Program Form

A Great Big Thank You!

Larry Whitesell and Doug Ford have donated awards for our 2009 Awards Program!  We can't thank them enough for all that they have done for GW!

So if you haven't signed up there is still time!  Forms can be downloaded from the Awards Page.  


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Larry has donated a set of his DVD's (valued at $120) 

 

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Doug Ford from Casa Dosa Tack has donated a wonderful Training Bridle! (Value at $156)

 

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Brunsdale Family Adventure

by Kenley Brunsdale CO Chapter

Our annual wilderness adventure this year was the most ambitious we have ever attempted - 8 day trip into the Beartooth Wilderness of Montana.  The Beartooth Range extends from the northeast corner of Yellowstone.

 

The trip consisted of a 25 mile ride (in one day) up the West Fork of the Stillwater River – up onto the Lake Plateau.  From a base camp, we then explored a dozen lakes with fabulous fly fishing for four days.  Then we crossed the divide and came down along the Main Fork of the Stillwater River (28 miles) over the course of 2 days.  We were virtually alone for the entire trip.  This is the most pristine wilderness we have ever explored.

 

And of course, our Paso’s did the whole trip over every kind of terrain – including some 6 hour climbs - with no shoes and only the forage they could graze around the places we camped.  No other kind of horse can perform like a Paso in the mountains – not even a mule.


GWPFHA has earned over  $150.00 from Country Supply's 5% rebate program.  Way to go members for using the code GWPFHA.  They have great gifts for the horse, dog or cat lover. 
If you haven't checked them out yet - they really do have competitive pricing!  And most of the time shipping is free!

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LINKS
 
Utilize the links page! It has some great resources for you to use at your finger tips!  If you have a link that might be helpful to your Chapter feel free to send to suzietiller@gmail.com
(The web master has the right to refuse any link that does not serve our members) 

April 2009 News

November 2008 News

September 2008 News

August 2008 News

July 2008 News

June 2008 News

April 2008 - Garden of the Gods and Christen Hernandez Article

February 08 - GWPFHA Futurity Ends

November 07 - Red Rock Country Weekend

October 07 - $1,800 Awarded in GWPFHA Futurity

October 2006

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