Minutes

Idaho Miniature Horse Club General Meeting Minutes

Maria Redinger, President            Heather Bunting, Vice President
Valerie Marshall, Secretary              Donna Bernardelli, Treasurer
Directors: Robin Willeman and Jamey Robbins

Since the March meeting, because of the Covid-19 virus, and in keeping with social distancing, the Spring Double Point Show and the Horse Expo have been cancelled.

Also, the April meeting is postponed and tentatively rescheduled for May 14.

Minutes of March 12th, 2020 at The Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID.

Maria brought the meeting to order at 6:35 P.M.

Those in attendance: Valerie Marshall, Heather Bunting, Donna Bernardelli, Jamey Robbins, Pam MacFarlane, Felicia Humpherys, Jane Steele, Robin Willeman, Brenda Paladini, Jennifer Smith, Maria Redinger, Sharon Dudley, and Donna Gramarossa.

February secretary minutes were reviewed. Felicia motioned to accept the minutes as they were published, and Pam seconded it. Motion passed by the club.

Treasurer’s report: Beginning balance: $4,178.43. Payments were $60.00 in memberships. Expenses were $270.00 for the Idaho Horse Expo booth, $60.00 for ISHSA sanctioned fee, and $50.00 for Horse Council Membership. Cash on-hand is still $50.00 with the Secretary, which brings the ending balance to $3,908.43. Outstanding checks are $25.00 for AMHR membership and $25.00 for AMHA membership. Heather made a motion to accept the report, and Jamey seconded. Motion passed by the club.

OLD BUSINESS

-Horse Expo Committee: Jamey was able to book and pay for the booth/stall for the expo. The club is also on the schedule to perform for the mini breed on Friday night. Jamey made a motion to have the club pay for any extra passes that would be needed for those who want to participate at the booth or in the demo. Pam seconded the motion and it was passed by the club.

-Club horse hats: Maria has extra pom-pom hats for your horses! If you want one, contact Maria. They are $17.00 each.

NEW BUSINESS

-Audit Committee: No report yet. They plan to meet by the next meeting.

-ISHSA: The new rulebook for ISHSA was approved and there are new gait calls, which we have made viewable on our website. There is a proposal to have headers be in roadster classes.

-REMINDER: For your points to start counting for year-end awards you must send in your declarations to Valerie. Please get them in ASAP! If you need help filling anything out don’t hesitate to ask for help.

-Points committee: The committee met right before the meeting and explained some changes. They decided to take away the activity points minimum and instead changed it to having a certain number of different activities. There has also been a Rookie award added for adults and youth! Make sure to look on the website soon to see the changes on the forms.

-Newsletter: Please don’t be shy, and send Pam any news, info, or announcements you would like to share. Also, it is springtime, so that means spring cleaning! If you have any items for sale that you think the mini club would be interested in, let Pam know and she can add it to the newsletter or website.

-Fun committee: A couple members have spoken to different people, trying to come up with ideas and events throughout the year. Donna talked to the Zimmermans to see if we could have a fun trail day out at their place, and she also looked into ideas at Eagle Island where we could drive through cone courses borrowed from the WHIPS club. More details and ideas to come!

4-H NEWS

-Mini Hoofbeats had their district competition “Horse Bowl” where three girls were able to attend. Amy and Elyse’s team won second in groups and Elyse tied for first individual junior. LeeAnn’s team took seventh in groups. Elyse and Amy will be going to state in Lewiston.

UPCOMING EVENTS

-TVPHC 2020 Winter Schooling Shows have been March 6, 13, 20, and the last one is on the 27th at Al Birt arena in Nampa, ID. Starts at 6 p.m. and classes for minis are halter and showmanship.

-ISHSA Spring Double Point, April 3rd-5th at the Ford Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, ID

-Idaho Horse Expo, April 10th-12th

Door Prize was won by Valerie!!

Next meeting will be April 9th at the Original Sunrise Café in Middleton, ID at 6:30 p. m., unless notified otherwise.

Jamey made a motion to adjourn the meeting, and Heather seconded. Motion passed.

Respectfully submitted by Valerie Marshall, Secretary

Since the March meeting, because of the Covid-19 virus, and in keeping with social distancing, the Spring Double Point Show and the Horse Expo have been cancelled.

Also, the April meeting is postponed and tentatively rescheduled for May 14.