June News

By Fred Thompson


Morgans, Fjords, Haflingers, Quarter horses, and even the mighty Belgians. They were all there May 2nd for the first drive of the season hosted by Harvey and Doris Fairchild. What a sight it must have been for the residents of Spencerville , Ind. To see all these fine horses and ponies hitched up to everything from surreys to carts. Everyone enjoys this wonderful drive through the quiet country side of Indiana. The only thing that makes it better is to add a perfectly beautiful day after wonderful potluck dinner.

Sorry there wasn’t time to get any news on Angie’s drive on May 16th.

The two club drives for June are the weekend drive at the Kentucky Horse Park and the Pettisville drive. June 4-6 will be the drive at Kentucky Horse Park. Our club will once again be hosting the evening meal Sat. night. Just a little reminder, make sure you have your health papers and they are up to date.

June 20th is the date for the Pettisville drive. It is being hosted by Henry zumFelde. The directions for this drive is as follows. Take Route 6 west of Napoleon for 5miles to C.R. 19. Go north of C.R. 19 for 7miles into Pettisville. You will cross C.R. D and when you come to Dame St. turn right. The park is only about another mile.

There will be a 10:00 parade at July 5th drive at Kenton Fairground. If you can make it to the parade it will make for a good showing for the club.

Joke of the Month:

A young woman decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience.

She mounts the horse, unassisted and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, but the blonde begins to slip from the saddle.

In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot seem to get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway. The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider.

Finally, giving up her frail grip, the woman leaps away from the horse to try and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot has become entangled in the stirrup, she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground . . . over and over.

As her head is battered against the ground, she is moments away from unconsciousness when to her great fortune . . . the Wal-Mart manager sees her and shuts the horse off.


June 4-6--Carriage Weekend at Kentucky Horse Park

June 10-13--Equitana at Louisville, KY.

June 20--Draft Horse Fun Show at Napoleon, OH.

June 17-19 Carriage Auction at Topeka, IN.

June 20--Drive at Pettisville sponsored by Henry zumFelde

July 5--Hardin County fairgrounds July 4th Celebration

August 6-7-Martin’s Auction, Lebanon, Pa

August 29--Drive at Bucyrus, OH. Hosted by Sandy Young

Sept. 11--Drive at Oak Openings near Maumee

Sept. 12- Delaware Horse Parade

Sept. 15-18--CAA Conference

Sept. 24-26-- Longaberger Carriage Classic, Dresden, Oh (Roger Murray)

Sept. 30--Carriage Auction at Topeka, IN.

Oct. 2-3--Heritage Day at Kenton

Oct. 7—Mt. Hope Carriage Auction, Mt. Hope, Oh.

Oct. 9-10-- Corn Huskers at Wyandot Fairgrounds (John Hunter)

Nov. 12-13- Martin’s Auction, Lebanon, Pa.

Nov. 20—Annual Dinner, Sauders Barn Restaurant, Archibold, Oh