May News

By Fred Thompson

Blue skies, green grass and fresh Robin droppings on your just washed car.  Yes siree, spring is here at last.  With that is the starting of our clubs driving season.  I thought it would never get here, and now it is, I’m not ready.  Well, I’m ready, but my Misty mare isn’t.  She hasn’t had her foal yet.  Our first drive of the season is at Spencerville, Ind.  The Fairchilds will be holding the drive on May 2nd .  I’m sorry I didn’t mention it last month.  It will probably be over before most of us will read this. Just in case, I’ll give the directions anyway.  Take State Route 18 to Hicksville.  Where 49 and 2 split pick up Spencerville St.  Take it into Indiana, it will now be Rt.64.  Once in Indiana go to the 2nd  stop sign.   Turn  left on St. Rt. 1 and go into Spencerville.  At the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 68 turn right and you can see theCommunity building.  You can’t miss it.  It will be the building with all the horse trailers parked near it. Dinner will be held at the community building at 1:00 Ohio time.  The drive will follow.   I’ve never been there, but it sound like a very nice drive.

On May 16th  Angie Hohenbrink will hold a drive at Hamler, Oh.  A potluck will be held at the Community building at 1:00.  A poker run will follow dinner with a BSDC hat being the prize.  The Community building is on 109.   Angie said you can’t get lost in Hamler.  Again, look for the horse trailers.

The driving weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. will be held June 4 -6.  Our club will be hosting the evening meal on Sat.  Mark Newman will be taking care of all the arrangements for the meal. With computers being such a part of some of our lives, I was wondering how many of our members have computer.   If you do, and would like to share your e-mail address with the rest of the club. You can drop me a line at FRED&SUE@UDATA.COM.   I’ll put them together and send the list back to you.  It might be a neat way of chatting with each other.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May  2--Drive at Spencerville, IN.
May  7-8 - Martin’s Auction, Lebanon, Pa
May  15--Ride, Bike and Hike
May  16--Drive at Hamler sponsored by Angie Hohenbrink
May  22-24-mHeritage Festival, Zanesfield, Oh.
June 4-6--Carriage Weekend at Kentucky Horse Park
June 10-13--Equitana at Louisville, KY.
June 13--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