Posts Tagged ‘show chairman’

Information about the Vice-President of BHBFTA

February 24, 2010

Jane Zubia is the Vice president for the club this year.  This is what she wrote up to share with you on the blog.  Thanks Jane.

“Hi my name is Jane Zubia and I am the Vice-President of the BHBFTA for 2010. I have been working with horses for over 30 years having apprenticed in 1965-1967 in CA. I became involved with gaited horses when I moved with my daughter in 1990 to Powell, WY and have been training and instructing gaited horses and their riders since then.

Since gaited owners are spread out all over the US, I decided in 2003 to start traveling to the horse and rider to help them with their personal issues. It has been very rewarding for me to see the progress each horse and rider make during a session and because I have clients that I see more than once a year, to see the progress made from session to session.

I have shown at some of the BHBFTA shows besides Colorado, Montana, Utah and Washington. I have also shown several times at the Missouri Fox Trotter Celebration held each fall at Ava, Missouri in Performance and Versatility. Over the years, the horses I have ridden have come out of their class with one of the primary colors or another color of the rainbow. The past two years I have assisted the BHBFTA show chairman, Robynn Gabel, and it has been fun to give back to this club and also understand more of what goes into having a horse show.

I have also started to write short articles that I hope will help owners to become aware of something that will be of a benefit to them and their horse.

I am always ready to help someone with their gaited horse so call me 307-254-0666 or visit my website for more information.”

One of Jane’s articles will be posted on the blog tomorrow.


About being a Member of BHBFTA

February 18, 2010

This information is included with the Registration found here.  It is written by the club’s Show Chairman (Robynn Gabel).

“First and foremost your membership gives you a discount to the ever growing BHBFTA Fox Trotter Show.   A new location this year’s BHBFTA Show in Thermopolis, WY affords you a chance for more Performance classes, a new Versatility Pleasure category, a BHBFTA All Around High Point winner, and the ever favorite Natural Trail course for our trail riders. Also you will have a chance to participate in the workshop being presented Thursday morning on Ranch Horse Cutting and Working Cow before the show starts.

Even if you are not a show person, this show gives you an opportunity to meet with other Missouri Fox Trotter owners, search out answers to questions, search for breeders and sales, watch fine Fox Trotters perform and meet up with old friends. In between show events Thermopolis has a cornucopia of activities including the Thermopolis Dinosaur Museum, historical landmarks and the famous Mineral Hot Pools for swimming, playing and soaking.

Being a member of this affiliate gives you access to the Association website with information on club activities. If you are a breeder or need to sell and wish to advertise this website is just another place you can do that as part of your membership. The website gives updates and current information on other clubs and upcoming trail rides including Wyoming’s and Montana’s yearly Fall Gather.  A bi-yearly update in the Journal, as well as club news is also a membership perk giving you information on what is going on in not only Wyoming but in the breed.

It is also a goal of this Association to ever promote this intelligent, hard working, family oriented breed. There are so many Fox Trotter owners in Wyoming that are part of the National Association, but it is the local state club that can get you in touch with others with the same needs as you.

We strive to keep membership dues low in this time of economic struggle, but also to keep in step for the value you will receive. We are working towards getting more for the membership such as organizing a Stallion Handbook, History of the Breed in Wyoming, better communication and membership discounts.”