The Summerland Rodeo Grounds Equine Development Committee has elected a new executive board to oversee the ongoing support of rodeo grounds improvements, fundraising events and horse advocacy in Summerland.
The new president is Kyli Haugland, vice president is Katia Heines, treasurer is Sandra Varchol, secretary is Jane Stead and Hayley Pim is a director.
They committee has several events tentatively planned for the coming year.
A gymkhana clinic is planned for the weekend of April 9 and 10, and gymkhana events are planned for May 14, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.
The annual spring dressage and jumper horse show is planned for April 30 to May 1. On May 21 and 22, the committee will hold Working Equitation: Ease of Handling Clinic with Darcy Henkel.
The annual Halloween show will be held on Oct. 2.
“Proceeds from these activities will be reinvested into improvements to the rodeo grounds facilities to benefit all community users,” Varchol said. The committee works in collaboration with the municipality of Summerland to plan and prioritize these activities.
Haugland added, “On behalf of our group, I would like to thank the District of Summerland for supporting improvements to the facility in 2021, which have included the installation of a manure containment area and spraying the arenas and surrounding areas for invasive weeds.”
The board encourages all in the community who have an interest in maintenance of the rodeo grounds facility to become a member of the committee, consider volunteering and participate in events and activities. Membership is free and available to equestrian and non-equestrian users and supporters of the facility.
More information about the group’s activities and membership forms can be on the group’s Facebook page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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