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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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NOTE:

Due to possible severe weather forecasted for Saturday, August 29th, the Justin Morgan Homestead Celebration's new date is Sunday, August 30th. The start time is still at 11:00 a.m.

Volume 31, Issue 2

August 2020 Newsletter

VMHA President’s Letter

A President’s Letter will be sent out separately.

VMHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers:

President: Karen McKnight…..PO Box 15, Underhill Center, VT 05790.......802.899-4185…kmcknight802@gmail.com Vice President: Nina Quinn……1065 Eureka Road, Springfield, VT 05156.......802.885-7281…nrquinn@comcast.net Treasurer: Barbara Estey………555 Spoonerville Road, Chester, VT….802 886-8223…bestey@vermontel.net Secretary: Kathlyn Furr……....2563 Silver Street, Hinesburg, VT 05461…..802 482-2583….kathlyn.furr@gmail.com Directors:

Anne Brown ………..1380 Old Stage Road, Westford, VT 05494........802 878-4128…mettoweemorgans@gmail.com Denny Emerson…..166 Brook Road, Stafford, VT 05072………....802 765-4049….email@tamarackhill.com Jennifer Hopper……..PO Box 40, Westford, VT 05494……...802 434-6130…..russelljl@comcast.net Mary (Luci) Stephens…...PO Box 87, Forestdale, VT -5745……802 247-1495…..lucis@myfairpoint.net Amanda Ryan…….27 Maple Ridge Lane, South Hero, VT 05486….892 578-0353….amandaspringryan@gmal.com Brittany Collins….1254 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454…….802 881-6666……..bbcallh@yahoo.com Cheryl Rivers………2698 Vt Route 107, Stockbridge, VT 05772…….802 234-5803…cherylrivers@myfairpoint.net Hayes Sogoloff……175 McGuire Pent Road, Charlotte, VT 05445....802 425-7200..…bonnieS461@aol.com

2020 VMHA Calendar of Events

It is with the utmost safety of our membership in mind that the 2020 VMHA Calendar of Events has been cancelled. Hopefully, there will be measures coming that will make personal face-to-face gatherings possible once more. In the meantime, please note that VMHA committees have planned “virtual” horse shows announced in the following pages. Engage, have fun, ride/drive and show your Morgan horse.

In addition, Club members will be holding events that will be of interest to the membership. ...continue reading "August 2020 VMHA Newsletter"

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Many had a great time at this year's  Annual
VMHA Meeting, Awards, and  Dinner

Bryce Angelo received the Youth of the Year Award.
Anne Brown received the Person of the Year Award.

...continue reading "2019 Annual VMHA Meeting and Dinner"

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