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you votes in Now.
If you have an interest in running for a GW
office please contact Nancy Wenlock: email@example.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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Red Rock Country Trail Ride and Awards Banquet
Get signed up ASAP!!!!
October 9, 10, 11, 2009
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A Note from your GWPFHA Web Master
Your website will be changing in the near future.
I hope you will like it!
September 30th is the end of the year
for the High Points Awards.
Awards Banquet will be head in Sedona, AZ 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.
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
So if you haven't signed up there is still time! Forms can be downloaded from the Awards Page.
Larry has donated a set of his DVD's (valued at $120)
Ford from Casa Dosa Tack has donated a wonderful Training Bridle! (Value at $156)
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(The web master has the right to refuse any link that does not serve our