NorCal Spruce Meadows Team Program
Dear NorCal Members,
First, I want to take one more opportunity to congratulate the 2015 NorCal Spruce Meadows teams on their tremendous accomplishments in Canada this summer.
Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult to gather enough participants and sponsors for this wonderful program. For 2015, we were able to field only one and a half teams. For that reason, the Board of the Association has decided to put the Spruce Meadows program on hiatus for 2016.
To ensure that NorCal Hunter Jumper Association is able to give the maximum benefit to the broadest range of our membership, the Board will be sending notices out to show managers for proposals on team competitions within Zone 10 but outside NorCal borders. Our rationale for this is to provide a program for members to gain valuable experience outside our borders by helping to offset the travel costs to competitions that may otherwise be a financial stretch. Managers of shows within NorCal’s borders will be asked to submit proposals for qualifying classes in their competition calendars. In this way, we hope to promote participation in jumper divisions for our NorCal show managers throughout the year.
The suggestion box for 2016 is wide open. All members are welcome to give input on how you would like to see a team competition program for jumpers to be constructed. To send a suggestion to the Board for consideration at the next meeting, please email email@example.com before October 1. The Board will discuss all suggestions before sending requests for proposals out to show managers.
Thank you for your continued support of our wonderful sport in Northern California.
Ride well. Have fun!
Cindi “Shorty” Perez