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2017 News - February

Posted by Evelyn on February 13, 2017 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (1)

          2017 NEWS - February

Win Adams, President                                                    Jason Turner, Vice President

13804 E 450 Rd                                                                 7339 S. 437

Claremore, OK 74019                                                       Locust Grove, OK, 74352

918-344-3646                                                                     918-373-2425

[email protected]


Lynn Ousley, Secretary                                                    Evelyn Hiskett, Media

4870 W. 79th St                                                                    2201 E. 109th N.

Tulsa, OK 74132                                                                  Valley Center, KS 67147

918-277-4341                                                                      316-755-2071 

[email protected]                                                                   [email protected]                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                         

ODHMA Youth Representatives

Dayona Johnson Minshull

Jaylynn Turner


 Dues are $20 for a single and $30 for a family membership – Send to ODHMA Secretary above -  Thank you

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CALENDAR  2017 - ( ** represents ODHMA sponsored events)  Still working on a few dates. 

 

Mar 12 - OHHA, In hand obstacle course – Pawnee, OK. 2PM. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

**April 15 – Spring into Driving show – Creek Co Fair grounds, Kellyville, OK. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463. Come one come all, show or just to watch and enjoy the day.

April ?– OHHA, Driving clinic – Claremore, OK. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

May 13 – OHHA, Obstacle driving – Drumright, OK. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

June 10 – ODHMA Social event – NO HORSES. Contact Deana Henson, 918-438-1985.

June 17 – OHHA sponsored event, Intro to Carriage Driving. Instruction and Demonstrations with OHHA members and their horses. This event is to introduce new people to the sport of carriage driving. If you want to learn more about this sport just give Sula a call. Locust Grove, OK. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463.

June 24 – ODHMA sponsored event --Staring your horse ground driving – Locust Grove, OK. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463. Hands on the lines for members of the ODHMA. Horses that have not been driven will be started ground driving as both the horse and driver will learn the safe way to start a horse driving.

July 8 – ODHMA Driving clinic – 16th yr. Must register with Sula. Horses supplied, open to public. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463.

Aug ? – OHHA Driving show – Stilwater, OK Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

Aug 13 – OHHA/ODHMA Tack Sale – Claremore, OK. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

Sept 8 & 9 – Kansas State Fair. Hutchinson, KS Contact Warren Hiskett, 316-755-2071.

Sept ? – OKC State Fair – Contact Marc Pankow. 405-948-6700.

Oct 6 & 7 - Tulsa Fair – Contact Tom Peterson, 405-306-6368. Fair Rep – Kara Eschbach, 918-744-1113.

Oct 14 – Adams Cookout. Win and Patty to supply hamburger. Contact Win Adams 918-344-3646.

Oct 22 – Driving show OHHA – Stilwater, OK, fairgrounds. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

Nov 19 - Working Cones Clinic OHHA– Perry, OK. Contact Becky Benjamin, 918-271-2370.

Dec – Christmas parades, horses, food, friends, family and more horses, food, friends and family. 

**January 13, 2018- ODHMA Winter Meeting - Express Clydesdales sale barn – Lunch at 11am, meeting and terrific fund raising auction too. Lunch provided – please bring items for sale, your check book to buy other members neat stuff and of course all of your ideas about planning our 2018 year of events!

Jan/Feb – Ad for the Draft Horse Journal ad due 1-20-2018. Send to newly elected ODHMA secretary. To be elected at the Winter meeting.

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EVENTS

Spring into driving show – April 15th, 2017 - Creek Co Fair grounds, Kellyville, OK. Contact Lynn Ousley, 918-277-4341. Come one come all to the pleasure show. Riding, driving, obstacle courses….fun! fun! fun! Good time to get out and practice and have some good competition too. Show, watch, learn and teach! What more can ya ask for…oh ya…fellow ODHMA friends.

June 17 – OHHA sponsored event, Intro to Carriage Driving. Instruction and Demonstrations with OHHA members and their horses. This event is to introduce new people to the sport of carriage driving. If you want to learn more about this sport just give Sula a call. Locust Grove, OK. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463.

June 24 – ODHMA sponsored event --Staring your horse ground driving – Locust Grove, OK. Contact Sula Robertson, 918-479-5463. Hands on the lines for members of the ODHMA. Horses that have not been driven will be started ground driving as both the horse and driver will learn the safe way to start a horse driving.

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Will continue to add to news as events, for sale items and other info is availiable.

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Spring into driving show – April 15th, 2017

April 15, 2017 Classes start at 10:00 a.m.

Held at Creek County Arena, Kellyville, OK

 CLASSES

1. Dress Your Best Class *

2. Pleasure Driving under 15 hands *

3. Pleasure Driving over 15 hands

4. Timed Driven Barrel Race

5. Timed Cones Course

6. Drive a Pattern

Lunch Break

7. Ground Driving Obstacle Class

8. Obstacle Class

9. Judge’s Choice Driving Class *

10. Luck of the Draw Driving Class

 

 

Prize money for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th places ($30, $20, $10, $5)

Some classes may be split or combined if entries warrant

*Class will be divided for under 40 inches if entries warrant

We encourage drivers to wear helmets

Junior Drivers (17 yr & under) MUST wear helmet

 

 Coggins required to enter

 Entry Fees $10 per class or $60 for entire show

 Enter upon arrival

 Classes scheduled in Indoor Arena

 RV Hookups Available

 Stalls $15 per night

 

Relaxed and filled with fun classes, the ODHMA Driving Show at the Creek County Arena offers classes for all breeds of driving equines and drivers of all abilities. Bring your single horse, bring your draft team, bring your mini pony, bring your donkey, or bring your mule because we’ll have a class for you!

 

For More Entry Info or Directions Contact:

Sula Robertson 918-479-5463, 918-706-9866

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Thoughts from our fearless leader/ODHMS President:

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way…here come the Millennials.

The Pew Research Center reports the Millennial generation, those born after 1980 (ages 18 -34) and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium has already surpassed the Baby Boomers as the United States’ largest living generation. Over 10,000 Millennials a day turn 21 in the US alone.

If the ODHMA membership is to be “sustainable” then we must learn how to “involve” or “engage” the Millennials. To do so it is crucial to make sense of what the millennial mindset is in order to talk to them in a way that is appropriate and effective, but how do you make sense of a market so different from anything we’ve seen before?

This is such a dynamic market segment purely because of the way in which they see the world. That’s what sets them apart. It’s not their differing ages or incomes. It is a world view that focuses more on individual expression, their desire to be involved and connected with their peers, and a sense of driving change to fit their goals and needs rather than following the rules defined by the preceding generations. Especially the “Baby Boomers”.

This is not an isolated pocket of thinking either. The Millennial mindset is a trait of the largest demographic in the United States, and we need to understand how they see the world because it will have a direct influence on the way you speak to them.

Millennials crave Freedom! When you consider that the average time of millennials in work environments is only two years it’s pretty clear that they are not big believers in rules and restrictions. Freedom to move, grow, learn, and define their identity is absolutely central to the way that millennials as a group function.

Long-term mobile phone contracts, rigid hours, and strict social media policies are not what they want. Give them the freedom to make choices, take their time and the fluidity they need to live their life their way and you’ll start moving away from marketing and into the co-operative state that millennials are after.

Now having said all that….do I have the answer as to how do we get more Millennials involved and members of the ODHMA…NO..but..this is something we must address as a membership if we as an organization is to grow and thrive.

Thank You

Win Adams

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Reminder: Dues are $20 for a single and $30 for a family membership. Send to Lynn Ousley – address as top of newsletter. Thank you for being a member and ODHMA support.

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Well, time to wrap this little letter up. Hope you found lots of events that you want to go to and maybe even something to buy. As we push onward thru the year, please feel free to send me any information on horse events that you go to. I would really like to post your pictures and articles to share with all of our members and lots more. I can post things you send me in the next newsletter, facebook and our website. We are trying to step up our game and get our association out there so we can share our great horses, fun events and terrific members with our communities. I need help from all of our members to make this letter interesting, informative and entertaining. So, come people…send me stuff!

This is your association, this is your letter, the website is your site and same with our facebook page…I am simply the guy who copies, pastes and hits the go button. 

 

Take care my ODHMA friends,

Writing off into the sunset.

 

Evelyn

 


 



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