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12/31/2014 - Deadline
Submit your miles and saddle hours to your chapter representative!
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1/5/2015 - Notice
Volunteers are needed to represent OHC at Equine Affaire®
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The Ohio Horseman's Council Inc. (OHC) is a non-profit corporation organized in the state of Ohio to provide a vehicle for equine owners and supporters to share ideas and suggestions for all horse related issues, through education, organized trail rides, and other social and service functions. We provide resources to promote the building and maintenance of bridle trails throughout the state of Ohio and provide financial resources and volunteer services to fellow organizations that support equine related activities.

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1/5/2015
Volunteers are needed to represent OHC at Equine Affaire®

Volunteers are needed to represent OHC at Equine Affaire April 8th - 12th 2015.

Incentive to volunteer more
1 - 8hr shift - one ticket to enter FREE
1 - 4hr shift on 2 days - one ticket to enter on second day FREE
1 - 4hr shift on 3 or more days - tickets to enter each day FREE
While supplies last contact Roger for details.

This is a great opportunity to talk to potential new members about OHC and what we do.  Sign up on the volunteer webpage for as many time slots as you are available.  http://www.ohiohorsemanscouncil.com/volunteersignup.aspx. We will be located in the Bricker building in booth 800-803.  On the day of the event volunteers please sign in at the Bricker building booth.

I want to thank all of you for volunteering and helping out at Equine Affaire this year.  Without your help we wouldn't be able to pull this all together.  Take a look at the Volunteer webpage on the State OHC website to see when you have signed up.  You can see there are many slots still open so if you have only signed up for 4 hours could you please sign up for another four hours so we know that the booths will be covered.
  • Wednesday, April 8th SETUP
    • We'll start setup at Equine Affaire at 10am.  So you can sleep in a little.  Take a look at the attachment you can see where our booths are and what doors we are to use for setup and breakdown.  In the Bricker building we will use door F and we are in booth 800 - 803.  Come to the Bricker building OHC booth for setup and for signing in during the whole event.  You will need to sign in every day you volunteer.  If you are working multiple days you have a chance to get free tickets into the trade show.
  • Thursday, April 9th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Friday, April 10th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Saturday, April 11th 9am - 7pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
  • Sunday, April 12th 9am - 5pm,  BREAK DOWN BOOTHS at 5pm
    • Come to the Bricker Building OHC booth. Sign in and find out where we need you to volunteer.
    • At 5pm we break down the booth and pack up.  We will use the same doors as we used for setup.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.
Contact: Roger Muscarello | 614-787-7980 | support@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com

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12/17/2014
Submit your miles and saddle hours to your chapter representative!

  1. Chapter members fill out the Individual Member Summary Form.
  2. Send the completed form to your designated chapter representative.
  3. Each chapter representative compiles the information from all the members forms they receive and forward it on to the State Trail Mileage & Saddle Hour Program Chairperson.
Note: At Large members may email their forms directly to Beth Bardash (beth.bardash@yahoo.com) or mail to Beth Bardash 1877 Hardin Lane, Powell, OH  43065.
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12/12/2014
December Corral update

From the Corral -

We have not received our December issue in the office either!

 Hang in there, we have been told that the December issues have "entered the system"! We are not pleased with this time frame either as our goal is always the first week of the month!
Have a good week and fingers crossed that we will see the CORRAL by the end of the week!
Andi Boss
Club Contact

12/8/2014
Former State President Neil Shaw passed away

NEIL F. SHAW Neil F. Shaw 74, of Logan, Ohio passed away December 5, 2014 at Fairfield Medical Center Lancaster, Ohio. Neil was born November 28, 1940 in Lancaster, Ohio to Wilford and Mary Margaret Shaw. He was a US Army Veteran; retired journeyman lineman from AEP; an avid horse rider; President of the Hocking County Farm Bureau; President of the Hocking County Ohio Horseman’s Council; Founder and President of the Moonville Rail Trail Association; past president of the State Ohio Horseman’s Council; past president of the Fairfield County Antique Tractor club; past president of the Fairfield County Ohio Horseman’s Council; volunteer of the Logan International Washboard Festival; volunteer with ODNR for trail preservation and maintenance; and volunteer of many other organizations. Surviving is his wife of 41 years, Betty L. (Nye) Shaw. Children: Linda (Ramsey) Snelling of Thornville; Scott (Debbie) Ramsey of Altoona, WI; Brian Shaw of Lancaster; Keith Douglas Ramsey of Thornville; Andrew (Ute) Shaw of Alexandra, VA; Wayne (Allison) Shaw of Canal Winchester. Grandchildren: Amiee, Chase, Nathan, Tamra, Dustin, Shannon, Kelsie, Brandon and Phelan; Great grandchildren Josalyn, Liam, Mikaela, Brooks, Jaxon and Brayden. Siblings: Charlotte (Ray) Beiter of Lancaster; Ray Shaw of Richwood, OH; Steve (Jan) Shaw of Lancaster; Nick (Ellen) Shaw of Lancaster; Dan (Rhonda) Shaw of Somerset; and Greg (Celia) Shaw of Bremen. Neil was preceded in death by his parents; son, Darrell Shaw; brother, Joseph Shaw. Memorial service will be held Saturday December 13 at 10:00 am at The Church of the Nazarene 650 Walhonding Ave Logan, Ohio (off of 93 S., corner of Kachelmacher Park) with Pastor Betty Brooks officiating. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Neil’s name to Moonville Rail Trail Association, P.O. Box 513, McArthur, OH 45651. LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE MAY BE SENT TO THIS FAMILY AT THE WEBSITE www.brownfuneralservice.net

12/4/2014
Advertise your CHAPTER at Equine Affaire 2015

We're asking every chapter to submit a flyer to display at Equine Affaire. They are due Friday, March 27th.  What we would like is a one page double sided flyer. The flier should be 1, 8.5" x 11" page (front and back) including but not limited to the following: Chapter Name and logo, Officers (Name/Phone/Email), Website/Facebook address, Meeting place and time, calendar of events (Rides, Trail Maintenance, Youth Activities, Social Events, or any other activities that you'll be participating in), recognition for chapter members such as top three mileage and saddle hour people from your chapter. You can include photos on your flyer.  Email your flyer document to Roger at support@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com. We will make the copies for the trade show.  Please have them to us by March 27th, 2015.  You can take a look at some samples on the links below.  If you don't have a OHC chapter website you can always refer to the State OHC website, chapter page for people to reference to see the activities your chapter has scheduled.



Contact: Roger Muscarello | 614-787-7980 | support@ohiohorsemanscouncil.com

11/28/2014
Attention Chapter Treasurers / Membership chairs

Attention Chapter Treasurers/Membership chairs - please begin sending your membership applications (and dues summary!) to Jo Ellen Reikowski. Due to some health issues Barb Tindle has stepped down early and Jo Ellen has stepped up. Barb will be fine and we all owe Jo Ellen a big Thank you for stepping up. Her address is PO Box 344, Middlebranch, OH 44652

11/10/2014
2015 Officers Elected

Congratulations to our newly elected 2015/16 officers!

President - Arden Sims

Vice President - Tom Green

Treasurer - Jo Ellen Reikowski

Thank you all for stepping up and being willing to serve!


5/2/2014
Merchandise is available for purchase online.

You can now purchase OHC merchandise online.  We'll be adding to the available items over the next few weeks.  Much more apparel is on the way.

2/23/2014
USRider Win-Win Deal


OHC members who signup as a new USRider member will receive $20 off the activation fee and OHC will receive a $10 donation.  Promo Code: OHC14

Nationwide Trailering Assistance
With an annual fee comparable to that of other roadside assistance programs, USRider’s plan offers service anywhere in the continental United States, Canada and Alaska and includes the typical flat-tire repair, battery assistance and lockout services.  In addition, the Equestrian Motor Plan offers services designed with horse owners in mind, including 100 miles free towing for the tow vehicle and/or horse trailer, emergency veterinary, stabling, and farrier referrals, and more, for just pennies a day. USRider membership costs just $129 annually, plus a $29 new member activation fee. Associate memberships for family members are available for just $79 each. USRider waives the new member activation fee for members who add an associate member when they join.  Join USRider today by calling 1-800-844-1409 or by visiting www.usrider.org.
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