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New Charter for OHA
2019 is a year of change for the Oregon Horse Association. A new club charter is being developed and will be ready to publish after adoption at our next membership meeting.
What kind of changes can you expect? First, the membership has voted NOT to hold the annual Memorial Day Horse show due to declining participation over the past few years. With the cost of insurance to run the horse show as well as other public events such as the Holiday Parade, these activities have not brought in sufficient funds to continue. Instead, members have chosen to focus efforts on fun social events, club trail rides and educational programs driven by member interest.
I have been privileged to serve as the club president for many years and developed lasting relationships with the horse community in Oregon, Wisconsin as well as statewide. I am soon retiring and moving out of the area but plan to come back often to visit and ride with fellow members. I also hold a Wisconsin Horse Council judging certification and 4-H judging license so I intend to stay connected to the horse community in Wisconsin. After more than 25 years as a 4-H leader in Dane County, I clearly have a passion for providing education for 4-H youth.
OHA members have interests that include a wide variety of breeds and disciplines of riding. As a group we enjoy learning from each other, socializing and riding together on trails and/or at clinics. The club direction this year will mainly focus on learning activities and clinics expressly to serve the interest of our members.
Although the club leadership will transition in the upcoming months, be assured that there are many enthusiastic and dedicated members who will carry on the good name of the Oregon Horse Association. We hope you will consider joining our membership as we forge ahead with a new charter.
Barb Waters, OHA President
The OHA of today is a diverse group of people all dedicated to one thing, the horse.