2016 Westman Dressage AGM

Time: 1:00 PM
Date: Sunday Nov. 27, 2016
Location: Conference Room – Trails West Inn – 210 18th Street North, Brandon, MB

A light lunch will be provided. We will be bringing in sandwich trays and goodies from Coffee Culture.

We will be having a Rainbow auction at the AGM with a variety of prizes.

Year-end awards will be handed out at the AGM after the meeting.

Please RSVP by Monday Nov. 21 so we have an idea of the amount of food to get. If you end up being able to make it last minute and miss the RSVP deadline you are still welcome to come.

At the AGM we will be electing board members for the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-chair
  • Secretary
  • Communications
  • Treasurer
  • Members at Large
  • Membership
  • MHC representative

If you are interested in a board position you can send your name or your nomination to one of the members of the nomination committee consisting of Wendy Brownlie ( wbphysio @ mymts.net), Jodi Baxter (jodibxtr @ yahoo.ca), and Amberlee Brownlie (amberleebrownlie @ hotmail.com).

If you have any bylaw changes that you would like please send me an e-mail regarding those changes to be discussed at the AGM.

If you have any questions regarding the AGM please feel free to contact me at tammy_mckenzie@hotmail.com.


We are in the planning stages of 3 bronze level EC sanctioned Dressage shows.

Dates:
May 12 – 14, 2017 ACE arena at the Keystone Centre
July 7 – 9, 2017 outdoor arena at the Keystone Centre
September 15 – 17, 2017 outdoor arena at the Keystone Centre

At this time we plan to offer the Prix Caprilli at each show (it is a combination of jumping and dressage).

2015 Westman Dressage AGM

Date: Sunday Nov. 29, 2015
Time: 12:30
Location: Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, MB

A light lunch will be provided at the meeting. Coffee Culture will be making the sandwiches and some of the goodies so if you can let Tammy McKenzie know if you are planning on attending that would be great so that she knows the numbers for ordering food. Please let her know by Nov. 21 if you plan to attend.

Members and non-members welcome.

There will be door prizes, a rainbow auction, and a gift exchange  game (if you want to participate). If you plan to participate in the gift exchange game bring a wrapped item.

Year-end awards will handed out as well.

2015 dates to mark on your calendar

Equine Canada Sanctioned Dressage Shows

July 11th & 12th, 2015 Lemonade Daze Show – see results
September 18th – 20th, 2015 Fall Festival Show – see results

Board meetings (open to members):

  • Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 at 12 PM (noon) at the Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Sunday Feb. 15, 2015 at 12 PM (noon) at the Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Saturday March 14, 2015 at 12 PM (noon) at the Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Sunday April 12, 2015 at 12 PM (noon) at the Riverbank Discovery Centre
  • Sunday November 29, 2015 Westman Dressage AGM

Horse Education Series (formerly Snow Bound Series)

UPDATED: February 15 @ 1:30 pm
Topic: The use of acupuncture, acupressure and alternative measures in the treatment of horses
Presented by Dr. Gillian Dobson, DVM, Elders Equine Veterinary Services
Saturday March 14 @ 1:30 pm
Topic: Training Terminology – What does it all mean?
Presented by Tammy McKenzie, PhD
Sunday April 12 @ 1:30 pm
Topic: Pasture Management for Horses
Presented by Jane Thornton, P.AG.
and
Topic: Basic Electric Fencing for Horses
Presented by Grant Howse (Kane Veterinary Supplies)

Westman Dressage AGM

Date: Sunday Dec. 1, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon, MB

Refreshments will be provided. AGM will be held first, then Year End Awards, and then socializing. We will be having door prizes and an auction. Also because we will be in the Christmas season for those who are interested can participate in a Christmas game. The game involves bringing a gift worth approximately $15. Each person who wants to participate will have the opportunity to pick a wrapped gift from the gifts that were brought. The first person selected will pick a gift from the wrapped gifts. The second person to choose a gift can either pick a wrapped gift or steal the unwrapped gift from the first person. This continues until everyone has had a turn.

During the meeting we will be also electing the Board for Westman Dressage, which includes the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership
  • MHC (Manitoba Horse Council) Rep
  • Newsletter / website
  • Members at Large

We encourage anyone interested to put their names forward for any of these positions or to nominate others for these positions. Please send any nominations to a member of the nominations committee: Terry McKenzie (terry@hedgeville.ca), Lynn Natuk (lpdnatuk@xplornet.com), and Karen Rempel (rempel@inetlink.ca).

In addition if you have any changes you would like to see made to the Westman Dressage Bylaws please let one of the present board members know of the suggested changes.