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Hello Everyone and Happy New Year from your 2014 President
I've been elected as your President once again and will work hard to keep GCFTHA of OK operating as a viable Non Profit Corporation. We were able to benefit a few therapeutic riding facilities last year through the Super Fox Trotter Competition. The event is scheduled again for this year in June and looks to be even a bigger event than last year. The first day of the show will be dedicated to Youth and Special Needs classes. We have several fun classes and the adult classes are more exhibitor friendly. If you can ride a horse you can compete in the SH.
The recent trend in the use of the MFT seems to be more for an all around horse than just a show horse. I'd like to schedule events that reflect this with emphasis on youth participation.
My short term goal as your President is to bring all MFT owners in Green Country and beyond together and do our best to schedule events in locations handy for everyone.
My long term goal is to grow GCFTHA of OK to be a self-sustaining association that truly showcases the MFT as the Best All Around Horse while benefiting charities with our event profits.
Please join me this year in the promotion of our favorite breed, The Missouri Fox Trotter. I look forward to seeing the brand new BOD on Jan. 4th at noon at Tiawah Hills Bar B Que.
Rick Gates, President, GCFTHA of OK
Happy New Year from your 2014 Vice President
Huh!!!! Friends in high places???
GCFTHA had a nice turn out for the 2013 Owasso Christmas Parade. Even though the temperatures outside was a chilly 34 degrees our GCFTHA flag stood high as 11 horses and 15 members proudly represented our association! Out of those 15 members, 7 of those were from our youth group!!! Smiles and waves were abundantly distributed!!!!
Following the parade in Owasso, we joined together for a fabulous turkey dinner at the Hutchinson residence for our annual party. The food was delicious but most importantly was the association amongst one another. Everyone had a great time and the house was filled with conversation and laughter! Door prizes, gift exchange and a raffle to benefit our youth group kept the excitement flowing.
The youth awards was the best part of the day! All of our youth have worked so hard this year that we eagerly looked forward to watching them receive their participation certificates along with their new GCFTHA Youth Jackets!
We also proudly presented the high point youth from each age division with their buckle certificates. (They will receive the buckles in January at our youth party). This years 2013 high point awards were awarded to:
CheyAnne Kirk - Senior High Point
Malorie Thompson - Youth High Point
Zachary Thompson - Jr. High Point
We are all so proud of our youth and eagerly look forward to their participation during 2014!!!
All in all we had a wonderful time this weekend at both the Owasso Parade and along with our Annual GCFTHA Party!!!