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Message from the President

Greetings to all as we enter the last really hot month of the summer. Time to think about other fun things to do staying out of the heat and away from the sun. A group of members is headed to the mountains this weekend to take in the competition at the newly renovated Tryon international equestrian facility. This is the facility that will host the world equestrian games next year in September. We have rented a large passenger van and there is room for a few more if anyone still wants to go. We are leaving Friday morning and will return whatever time we want to get away on Sunday.

The competition for end of year awards is temporarily suspended. We have four shows behind us and four ahead of us. Remember that you must compete in a minimum of four shows this year and ride the highest test of your level and put in eight volunteer hours to qualify for end of year awards. The next show of the season will be at the preserve in little Washington on Saturday, September 23.

Also in September we have an invitation to attend the North Carolina State veterinary college and listen to a presentation by Equine health experts including a VIP tour as they are planning to do a large renovation on that facility as well. This is scheduled for Thursday, September 28 and there is a link to RSVP. David Knight is the contact person if you have any other questions or concerns.

Finally, in closing - as many of you know Pat Mulligan is very seriously ill and has been away at Chapel Hill for the last few weeks. She will be coming home to the hospice house on Highway 70 in Newport this week. Please keep Pat and her family in your thoughts and prayers and maybe you could stop by and visit her if you're in the area. I was thinking that maybe we could decorate her room with pictures of all of us on horses. Just a thought.

Till next time.

Bianca Rosso
EDCTSA President













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Next Board Meeting
Monday, September 11th @ 6:30pm
Upstairs Banquet Room at The Chelsea Restaurant
335 Middle Street, New Bern
All Members are encouraged to attend.

Saturday, September 23
Dressage at the Preserve
Washington, NC

Organizers:Wanda Morrow, Betty Bowers and Cathy Fletcher
Judge: Sandy Toby
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Regional Championships October 5 - 8
Williamston, NC

Martie Healy (show manager) is looking for volunteers and is offering $75.00 per day. Volunteers are also provided with meals for the days they are working. If you are interested in helping out, contact Martie at or 352-363-0085.

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