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Volume 31, Issue 3

SEPTEMBER, 2020 Newsletter

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 President’s Letter – very important to read

 Board of Directors contact information

 VMHA Sponsored “Day of Lessons” with John Greenall

 VMHA Annual Meeting

 VMHA and Morgan Horse Heritage Foundation sponsored Justin Morgan Homestead

VMHA President’s Letter

Dear VMHA Friends,

These are challenging times as we have all been affected by COVID-19. VMHA Calendar activities and events have been either cancelled or modified. We rarely socialize, and when we do, we wear a mask and stay at a “social distance” or meet virtually through Zoom, GoToMeeting or another online app. Recently I was inspired, and my energies renewed, as I witnessed the unveiling of the Vermont Historic Preservation plaque identifying the site of the cabin where Justin Morgan first settled.

This celebration of Morgan history completed Dennis and Laura Tatro’s 14-year project to locate the original homestead site. The site is located by Neighbor Road on the Randolph / Brookfield town line and across the road is the meadow where Figure was pastured. After the ceremony Morgan horses raced either in harness or under saddle along nearby Snow Road. Through multiple heats SRS Addicted prevailed by winning the Championship in the Harness with a time of 1:22:07; and then came back to win the second Championship under Saddle with a time of 1:16:56. There’s nothing like Morgan trotting races to boost one’s spirits!

I want to provide you with an update on this year’s annual meeting, meeting date, and the election of officers and directors. Due to the health risks and regulations involved during the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting situation/location has changed; the date of annual meeting has changed; and the manner in which the elections occur will change to accommodate meeting format. Please mark your calendars as the new date is November 7th at 6:30 p.m. We will not hold a physical meeting at Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. ...continue reading "September 2020 VMHA Newsletter"

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