This is a great time of year--Christmas and the Holiday Classic!!
I hope everyone has a great Christmas, but that we all take time to be thankful for what we have—awesome family members who support us to do what we love! Take a moment to give extra hugs, because without these great people, there would be no horse shows! Speaking of horse shows, I hope to see a lot of youth in attendance at the Holiday Classic. This is the 10thAnniversary of the show, and our Board and sponsors are seeing that it will be a great event!
Two of our biggest supporters, Erin Bradshaw and John Simon, will donate a breeding (chute fees and shipping not included) to the Oklahoma Youth Paint Horse Club so that we may raise funds for AjPHA Youth President, Meredith Milton, for her "Youth Today, Leaders Tomorrow" Presidential Service Project. The John Simon breeding will be located on the Silent Auction table. Another event that will benefit Meredith’s project is the two-person “Partner Golf Trail,” with the driver being blindfolded!! It will be held after the New Year’s Eve party.
We will also have our awesome silent auction table again! This is one of our main fundraisers for our youth club. Monies raised during this event help fund pizza parties for contestants at our April and May shows, buy t-shirts, and pay for the Youth Team Tournament at the AjPHA World Show. The silent auction will be held December 30-31, 2014. We have some very nice items donated, including a 20X custom hat from The Hat Doctor, and an ad design from Megan Ryden. John Simon’s auction sheet will be located on the table (again, this money benefits the AjPHA Presidential Service Project). Bidders need not be present to win, but all winning bids must be closed out at the end of the auction.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the Holiday Classic!