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TRPC XC Jumps

We decided to measure and photograph the XC jumps we have at Bent Creek Farm. I put them up on the website so that we all can see what we have. I’ll replace some of these photos after we get the jumps all stained and weed whacked but for now, check them out on the

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Summer is (almost) here!

I am ready for this rain to end. Right. Now. Like, right now. The ground has been too wet for horse lovers to do much outside. But hopefully conditions will improve and we’ll be able to enjoy some more sunny days! The ones we’ve had have been SO wonderful! Here’s a quick update on what’s

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TRPC Meeting Minutes – 9 April 2019 PROVISIONAL

Date – April 9, 2019, 7pm Members: Evelyn, Amelia, Sophie, Sophia, Olivia, Jean (HM), Anna  Sponsors: Lara, Cornelia, Joan, Bridget, Amy, Molly  Old Business: Secretary’s Report, minutes from last meeting – Chris Minutes approved from January 2019 meeting Treasurer’s Report – Cornelia presented a number of reports/updates 2018 Budget vs Actual – we went over

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Finally updated the website

I have finally updated some photos on the website! Please check out overall photos at https://timberridgeponyclub.org/ and our albums at https://timberridgeponyclub.org/photos/. If you have photos from recent mounted meetings, please send them to me as I would love to add them! We are finally kicking off the 2019 season after a long and bitter winter.

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TRPC Meeting Minutes – 15 January 2019

Date – January 15, 2019 Members in attendance: Alex, Rachel, Evelyn, Olivia,Sophie B, Charlotte, Hana, Anna, Amelia Sponsors in attendance:Lara Marsh, Chris Sharp, Cornelia Lang, Sarah Hansen, Amy Weisman, Joan Flecksing  Meeting began at 7 pm  Old Business: Secretary’s Report, minutes from last meeting – Cornelia/Chris Minutes approved from October meeting will be changed from

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Holiday Shopping at TRPC

Hello everyone – Just a quick reminder that we have some cool TRPC gear (clothes, accessories, bags) for sale online at our Store. These make great gifts! A few things to note: I had to remove items that used a screen print of our logo as they were blurry. We now have embroidered items only

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TRPC – Meeting Minutes – October 20th, 2018

Date – October 15, 2018; Meeting held at 7 pm at Marsh house.  Sponsors present: Lara, Cami, Chris, Kim, Molly, Bridget, Sarah, Amy, Cornelia Members: Anna, Evelyn, Kyla, Sophie, Sophie, Charlotte, Jean (HM), Amelia, Alex, Rachel Old Business: Secretary’s Report Minutes were posted online after the last meeting (18 August 2018); minutes approved Congratulations to those

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TRPC – Meeting Minutes (August 19th)

Date – August 19th, Lang-Fallon home In attendance: TRPC Sponsors: Chris Sharp, Cami Dykstra, Cornelia Lang, Kim Salm, and Lara Marsh Guests: Molly Dennis, CC Green, Bridget Brenton, Sarah Hansen Welcome New Members and Invited Guests Sarah and Matt Hansen – Charlotte, 9 years old, D1 from Missouri, member HVPC, new member Molly Dennis and

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Weekly Lessons

We’ve had much success the first few weeks of our weekly mounted lessons (which also include an unmounted component). So far the topics have been bandaging (done for two lessons), TPR/cooling out, and polo wraps. Thanks to Andria for organizing these! We have the following weekly lessons scheduled: Friday, August 3rd – 8am Friday, August

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Registration Open for Aug. and Sept. Mounted Clinics

Hello everyone! Please mark your calendars, register, and share this widely! We have two mounted clinics coming up. In August we are bringing in Jane McDowell and in September we’ll have Michelle Mercier. We’ll have options for private or group lessons. Pony Club members pay special pricing but we welcome non-Pony Clubbers so please invite

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TRPC – Meeting Minutes (April 17th 2018)

Date – April 17, 2018, 7pm, Bent Creek Farm In attendance Members: Alex Marsh, Amelia Lang-Fallon, Jean Walker, Evelyn Greiman Guests: Dianna and Grace Romanick (QCPC) Sponsors: Lara Marsh, Cornelia Lang and Chris Sharp Old Business: • Secretary’s Report, minutes from last meeting – Cornelia o Minutes were approved from the last meeting. • Treasurer’s

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TRPC Minutes – February meeting

Date – February 20, 2018 at 7 pm at Marsh House Members in attendance: Alex, Rachel, Anna, Amelia, Kyla, Jean, Evelyn Guests in attendance: Noelle and her family (presenters for the fever/illness unit; from Johnson Co. 4H Horse/Pony) Sponsors in attendance: Lara Marsh, Chris Sharp, Cornelia Lang and Cami Dykstra • Secretary’s Report, minutes from

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Update to Feb. 20th Meeting

Our first unmounted meeting of 2018 has changed locations. We’ll now meet at the Marsh house (address below). The topic is fever and signs of illness (in horses…). 🙂 Tuesday, February 20th 7:00pm Marsh’s house (2925 Orchard View Ln NE, Iowa City, 52240) Sponsors will have a sponsor’s meeting while members meet for their education.

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Certification Patches

I hope everyone and their ponies are enjoying the sun! I will be placing an order with the Shop Pony Club website (https://shopponyclub.org/) on Monday, January 29th. If there’s anything you want, let me know and we can split shipping costs among all who order. If you are thinking about spring or fall certifications, flash

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Clipping 101

Here are the handouts from Andria’s Clipping 101 Unmounted Meeting from September 12, 2017. Clipping 101 Power Point Slides (PDF) Clipping 101 Tips (PDF) Great Clips Tips (PDF) Clipping Tools Essentials (PDF) What you need to know about blanketing (PDF)

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College Scholarships

Tons of scholarship options and helpful advice on how to use your Pony Club experience in your college and scholarship essays. Not every college applicant will be able to talk about the leadership, volunteerism, work ethic, and equine experience that Pony Clubbers can. Keep this in mind all you future collegians! Visit the Pony Club

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Land Conservation Award

We could maybe use our work at Catalpa for this award. What do you think? “The Brookfield Conservation Award is named in honor of the historic Brookfield Farm near Lexington, KY. The original parcels of Brookfield were received from the British monarchy in the late 1700s. In 2000 Brookfield was placed in the Bluegrass Conservancy

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International Exchanges

“The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., offers cultural exchanges in many disciplines. The experience affords each participant a new cultural, educational experience, often with a competitive team endeavor, whether hosted in the United States or abroad. Most exchange trips last a couple of weeks. Members travel with their team and stay with a host family

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TRPC Minutes – October 10

Meeting was held at Marsh house. It started at 7:00 pm. Members: Anna, Amelia, Rachel, Kyla, Jean, Eveyln, Alex, Andria Sponsors: Cami, Lara, Kim, Chris, Cornelia Guests: Amy and CC Green Members had a lesson about Training Scale – Discussion of Riding taught by Andria Pooley. Minutes Approved from last two meetings. Officer Elections –

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USHJA Emerging Athlete Program

This post highlights the opportunity for Pony Club members who are interested in Hunter Seat Equitation to participate in the Emerging Athletes Program (EAP) as part of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Assocation (USHJA). Here’s a short description: “USHJA applauds the importance that the USPC places on horsemanship and education, and the success its members have

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TRPC Online Store

Announcing the new Timber Ridge Pony Club online store! Now you can shop anytime, all year, right on our website. All proceeds from sales go to support TRPC activities. Every order is processed online through a third party (Custom Cat) and shipped directly to you. Are you looking for a specific item you don’t see?

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New Vocations Pony Club Challenge

For the next few posts, I’m going to be highlighting various perks and benefits that are available to Pony Club members that you may not yet know about! Please check these out on the Pony Club website. If you want help applying for any of these, let me know. The first one I’m going to

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Thank you volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the Tack Swap and Work Day this past Saturday! We had a good turnout at the tack swap (though of course we have leftovers to sell next time!) and we did an amazing job working at Bent Creek! Specifically, the team accomplished the following: Regrade/clean indoor arena pull

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September 12 Unmounted Meeting

Our next unmounted meeting will be September 12th. Mark your calendars now! Here are the details: September 12, 2017 at 7:00pm Salm’s house at 3995 Roberts Ridge NE, Iowa City, IA 52240 Topic:  Blanketing tips and guidelines; clipping your horse for winter months Bring:  snack to share Sponsors:  we will meet while members have unmounted

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Deadline this Sunday

Reminder: the deadline to sign-up for the August 19th Mounted Meeting is this Sunday. Please go to the sign-up page to register. Thanks! Also, our next unmounted meeting is Tuesday, September 12th, at 7pm.

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Register Now for August Mounted Meeting

Our next mounted meeting will be on August 19, 2017 at Bent Creek Farm. Andria will be instructing. Please visit https://timberridgeponyclub.org/calendar/august-mounted-meeting/ to register. This is open to non-members as well so feel free share. Registration deadline is August 12th. See you at the barn!

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Congratulations to our new HB members!

Congratulations Maija Luttinger and Kayla Bean, our members who recently passed their HB certification! The testing was held over the weekend of July 7, 2017 in Carlock, IL. To earn the certification, Maija and Kayla had to pass multiple examinations that tested their horsemanship skills and equine knowledge. The HB certification is very difficult to

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Upcoming Unmounted Meeting Topics

Reminder:  We have an unmounted meeting this Wednesday, June 28th, at the Marsh House (2925 Orchard View Ln NE, Iowa City, 52240) Here’s a list of the awesome unmounted topics Kim put together for the rest of the year: June 28: Hot weather horse care and recognizing the signs of heat stroke (this is our July

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Congrats to our Champs Qualifiers!

We had several TRPC-ers attempting to qualify for championships this past week at the North Central Prairie Region Rallies. It was a TRPC sweep as everyone qualified! Here’s who I have for champs qualifiers: Kayla Bean – Quiz Kyla Salm – Quiz Andria Pooley-Ebert – Dressage 2nd Level Anna Dykstra – Dressage 1st Level Rachel

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Timber Ridge Pony Club – May Meeting Minutes

Date – May 30, 2017 Minutes The meeting was held at the Marsh house. In attendance were members: Kyla, Amelia, Alex, Rachel, Anna, Bibi, Andria, HM Jean, In attendance were sponsors: Chris Sharp, Lara Marsh, Kim Salm, Cami Dykstra and Cornelia Lang. The meeting began at 8:30 pm. We first had a report from the

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Next Unmounted Meeting: May 30th

Our next unmounted meeting will be Tuesday, May 30th, at the Marsh house. Anna and Alex will present an introduction to rallies for both parents and members. Topic to be covered include: How rally teams are made What rally teams do together vs what each team member does separately The role of the team captain

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