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EVENTS - OVERVIEW
April 14-16, 2022
|Mn Horse Expo||
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N, Falcon Heights, MN 55108
|Spring, 2022||Group Picnic||
Crow Hassan Park
All Event details in message below
NEWS & OTHER EVENTS
Message from Lynda Zimmerman, President
December 8, 2021
Season’s Greetings, MAPFHA Members and Friends!
Summer trail riding was great with this year’s drought, and I hope you all were able to take advantage of the opportunities with your Paso Finos! Our group’s picnic at the Riverbend Campground at Crow Hassan Park had a beautiful evening and offered a nice opportunity to meet a couple new members and socialize over sub sandwiches, paid for by the association.
Due to ongoing Covid concerns and safety protocols, the MAPFHA Board has decided to again make an exception to the Bylaws and cancel plans for an indoor Annual Meeting in January 2022. Our plan is to hold another picnic get together next season, date and location TBD. Stay tuned for details next spring, and we hope more of you will be able to attend an outdoor event.
At this time, the Minnesota Horse Council is planning to hold the MN Horse Expo in mid-April, and MAPFHA riders are planning to attend and represent the breed in the Parade of Breeds, as well as with a choreographed routine for the Breed Demo. The dates have been changed due to a mix-up with fairgrounds reservations, so note the earlier time frame: April 14-16, 2022. Expo will run Thursday through Saturday as this is also Easter weekend, and they want to allow everyone to head home for the holiday if desired.
I joined the Minnesota Trail Riders Assn. (MTRA) last spring to learn about the organization and their activities. Chaco, Bob and I attended one of their weekend rides at Beaver Falls County Park near Redwood Falls and a full-week trip at Hell Canyon Horse Camp near Custer, SD. The highlight of the Custer trip was riding to Mount Rushmore to celebrate my birthday!
The MTRA is a valuable resource for MN trail riders. They apply for and disburse $40,000 in federal grants each year, all of which goes to support horse trails, parks and campgrounds. They work with the MN DNR to avoid overlap, often supporting local horse parks (like Beaver Falls) that the DNR cannot (DNR can only support state parks, trails and forests). If you are not yet a member, I heartily endorse and encourage you to join and support their efforts on behalf of all horse riders!
Mid America Paso Fino Horse Assn.
Live, Laugh, Love, Ride!
Chuck Hauser, Treasurer and National Delegate
Janice Meyer, Secretary
Sharon Gallagher, Director at Large