April 2010 BSDC Newsletter, by Stephenie Miles

 

Hip hip hooray- spring is finnally here. Now it's a muddy mess, but I don't

think the horses mind it. I know alot of them were probably having cabin
fever. They just roll in it and get dirty.
  We held our last meeting on March 7th at Good Hope Luthern Church in
Arlington, Oh. We got alot accomplished I think. We have set some definate
dates on drives this year so get your calendars out and get ready to write.
There is alot of them.
  April 8-11th is the Equine Affair in Columbus,Oh
  April 10th is a horse sale in Mt. Hope, Oh
  April 16th is the Spring Carriage Sale in Topeka, Ind.
  April 18th is our annual Safety Clinic held at the Hancock County
 Fairgrounds in Findlay, Oh. This event is FREE, so come on out and get
 information on how to shoe your horse, horse safety and health, learn to
 harness and learn the difference between different harnesses and which to
 use, learn history of carriages/buggies, and we will also have a veteranarian
 available to talk to us and answer any questions you may have. And as I had
 said before, this shindig is FREE.
  May8th will be the Higgin's drive in Hepburn, Oh Yipee! I can't wait for this one.
It's going to be different this year and a little more hands on. So come and check
it out. The potluck will be at exactly 12:00 p.m. and we will be actually sitting down
alongside the amish at a thrashing table. They will be speaking to us about what
they do on their farm which is alot more then farming and please because of
their beliefs do not take any pictures of them. You can take pictures of other
things, but please be respectful.
 May 21st - 23rd at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, Oh will be the Spring
Fling. There will be a Pleasure Days Carriage Drive Show on Saturday.
 June 4th - 6th we will be at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky for the
annual Carriage Roundup. We are still in need of a theme name for our tailgate.
If you have any ideas please let one of us know.
 June 2nd will be the Parker Bridge drive being hosted by Julie Emmons. This is
in Wyandot County just off St. Rt 67 north.
 June 12th in Upper Sandusky, Oh at the Wyandot County Historical Society will
be our carriage display. The museum will also be open if you would like to take a
tour.
 July 3rd in Van Wert, Oh over July 4th weekend will be the Old Fashioned
Farmer Days.There will be a donkey show on Saturday and pony show on
Sunday.  
 July 18th will be Angie and Al's drive in Hamler, Oh at their place. I missed this
one last year, so I am hoping to go this year.
 August 22nd at the Hancock County Historical Society will be the annual
"Backstreet Days". There will be old time cars dated clear back to the early
1900's and we will be displaying our carriages and buggies. Also they will let
us do carriage rides, if anyone would like to bring their horse along and do that.
The museum will also be open for tours and a BBQ chicken dinner will be
available and you can call the Historical Society later on to buy tickets for this
dinner. This is being hosted by John Miles.
 September 12th will be the Shapler drive in Bowling Green , OH.
 September 26th will be the Murray's drive in Tiffin, Oh at the Coonhunter's
Club. This is a nice drive also. The leaves are starting to turn colors just
a bit and the scenery is just beautiful. 
 October will be the Cornhusker's Event in Upper Sandusky, Oh at the
Wyandot County Fairgrounds.
 Sometime in August Will Stevenson will like to sponsor a trip to Grabill, Ind
as a day trip. We want to charter a bus and visit all the amish shops, bakeries,
stop at the local amish restaurant for lunch and tour the town. Grabill sits in the
middle of a large amish settlement.
 Like always if you have any ideas for drives, trips or get togethers, please let me
know. Email me or phone me and I will gladly get back with you. We are always
up for something different.
 Please get your horses ready and be careful in this mud. The ground is slippery
and your horses could slide and fall and possibly do damage to their legs.
 So let's get ready to drive and enjoy the warm weather to come.