THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
to the 2013 Volunteers for the MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs
Organizers Patti Fenwick and Ami Howard want to thank all the people who volunteered in so many ways before, on, and after May 4th and/or 5th. There are two fundamental equations in combined training:
NO VOLUNTEERS = NO EVENT
GREAT VOLUNTEERS = GREAT EVENT
And the TD thought all of you were pretty great because things ran so smoothly all weekend—despite a few inevitable hiccups. It’s just amazing, isn’t it, how 138 people (plus a few more we’ve undoubtedly missed) from all walks of life can come together in a beautiful setting on one weekend in May to pull off something as complicated as a 6-level horse trial apparently seamlessly.
Competitors, please take note: It took 141 people working very hard for free so that the 316 of you could ride in this event. That’s a ratio of ONE volunteer to just over TWO riders. Have you done your share of volunteering???
So thanks again to the whole gang:
CO-ORGANIZERS: Patti Fenwick and Ami Howard
SECRETARY: Edna McNemar
ASSISTANT SECRETARY: Cynthia McNemar
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: Brenda Herzog
PUBLICITY and SPONSORS: Leslie Bertram
CROSS COUNTRY SET-UP: Kerry Foster, Joyce Young
CROSS COUNTRY MAPS: Amy Oosterhout
CROSS COUNTRY DECORATOR: Connie Bison
SAFETY OFFICER & HORSE AMBULANCE/EMTs: Jamie Maher
EVENT CONTROLLER: Pat Mansfield
ANNOUNCER: Steve Fulton
STADIUM SET-UP AND SATURDAY JUDGING: Cathy Tucker Slaterbeck
SUNDAY FARRIER: Brooke Danneker
SCORERS: Chris Donovan; Nancy Morris, Mary Klein
SCORE SHEET COLLECTORS: Sean Duncan, Greg Merrill & grandson
AWARDS: Mardi Herman and Leslie Bertram; Jean Gore
AWARDS TRAILER and EQUIPMENT: Cathy Tucker Slaterbeck
MASSAGE THERAPY: Joyce Young
“SNACK WAGON”: Maggie Dannenfelser and Tom Robertson
GENERAL ASSISTANCE: Tim and T.J. Donovan
DRESSAGE—Katie Kindley Novotny, steward: Setting up arenas, cleaning arena fences, picking up letters, gate-keeping, bit-checking, scribing, and more—all to get the important first phase off to a smiling start. . . .
|Lisie Veloso||Janelle Keberle||Paul Elliott|
|Pat Cameron||Stephanie Tabicz||Sarah Waters|
|Amy Oosterhout||Hillary Robertson||Hillary Orr|
|Mary Pat Meagher||Karyn Rainey||Una Perez|
|Shari Young||Laura Beetle-Boyle||Steve Symansky|
|Jenn Clouser||Amanda Herrell||Anny Lyons|
|Tiffany Wandy||Heather Welch||Martha Parkman|
|Alex Amen||Casey Reil||Alex Levering|
|Maureen Rowland||Nancy Ann Sayers|
STADIUM—Alexa Regula, steward: Despite the steward (with a car load of volunteers) getting seriously rear-ended on the way to the event, everyone pitched in for a seamless experience for all competitors.
|Christina Regula||Carmen Montano||Michelle Hilbros-Dieter|
|Samantha Hanlon||Laura Montano||Tori Hilbros-Dieter|
|Caroline Copes||Sandy Regula||Twylight Hilbros-Dieter|
|Lisie Veloso||Cindy Heiner||Megan Saylar|
|Sam Baker||Leah Heiner||Olivia Giachini|
START BOX—Renee Blazek, steward: The Olney Farm crew and friends came through once more, getting everyone on and off the course with aplomb.
|Renee Weber||Megan Frank||Allyson McLaughlin|
|Kristen Burton||Jessica Muller||Jeanne Reil|
|Hailey Burton||Kelsea Blazek|
|Antoinette Eikenberg||JoAnne Jones|
CROSS COUNTRY—Ruth Frey, steward: Nothing—not even a herd of deer racing across the course in the middle of the day—could deter this intrepid volunteer army from its appointed duties.
|Heather Vinson||Kristen Parris||Emma Jones|
|Rachel Gale||Jean Gerschefski||Lisa Palinsky|
|Kristina Sippel||Toni Marie Woods||Diana Brooks|
|Connie Bison||Julie Abe||Beth Rahn|
|Ann Lyons||Julienne Thompson||Elizabeth Kress|
|Kristen Acampora||Wendy Rundel||Miranda Kress|
|Art Acampora||Martha Parkman||Donna Garrett|
|Pat Brorsen||Emma Knight||Susan Boice|
|Jennifer Young||Gabby Baker||Beth Petrovich|
|Brian Green||Heidi Herzog||Tyler Stewart|
|Cheryl Wist||Alyssa Maycock||Tayler Stewart|
|Virginia Murphy||Kim Meier||Una Perez|
|Mel Whitehurst||Mardi Herman||Tina Baker|
|Kathryn Sloboda||Polly Weber||Liz Eisenhart|
|Annette Merrill||Meg Alcott||Teresa Griffith|
|Kim Allenbaugh||Brenda Alcott||Lynn Sutor|
|Katie Allenbaugh||Beth Collie||Daretta Yursis|
|Isabelle Drenning||Bert Collier||Terry Frannk|
|Lauren Drenning||Sharon Hilditch||Leslie Malone|
|Kit Webster||Sarah Bratton||Sue Page|
|Kirsten O’Steen||Stephanie Tabisz|
|Laura Beebe||Candace Flinn|
Congratulations to the 2013 trophy winners
at the MCTA Horse Trials at Shawan Downs!
Except for the Advanced and Intermediate trophies, these are all for the best scoring MCTA members at each level, regardless of placing. At the Advanced and Intermediate levels the trophies go to the overall winners, but this year they also happened to be MCTA members!
THE REDMOND TROPHY (Beginner Novice, Jr./YR): Rory Davis / Treasure
THE OCTAVIUS MEMORIAL TROPHY (Beginner Novice, Sr.): Rick Jacob / Mr. Git
THE CAPTAIN ANDREW B. DESZINAY TROPHY (Novice, Jr./YR): Laura Strauch / Exclusively Sunny
THE JACKSON HOLE TROPHY (Novice, Sr.): Sheri Thornley / Azari
THE PANCHO VILLA PLATE (Training, Jr./YR): Heather Johnson / The Manx Man
THE DISTANT FIRE MEMORIAL BOWL (Training, Sr.): Dan Clasing / Crimson
THE CIDER IS SWEET BOWL (Preliminary, Jr./YR): Grace Fulton / Leo the Lion Hearted
THE SENECA BOWL (Preliminary, Sr.): Sheri Thornley / Toga
THE TREASURED MOTOR CAR SERVICES TROPHY (Intermediate): Kate Chadderton / VS McCuan Civil Liberty
THE SOCIAL CAT MEMORIAL TROPHY (Advanced): Sally Cousins / Joule
THE JOAN LEIGH THOMAS BARTHEL MEMORIAL TROPHY (dressage, all levels): Kelley Williams / Cobra’s Spots
This year Beginner Novice Level was offered for the first time!
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As always, it takes hundreds of volunteers to host this event - thanks so much to all our volunteers.