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May 8, 2017 I am sad to report that we have made the decision to cancel the Drive in the Park due to lack of sufficient entries. Last year we had 42 paid entries with a couple of scratches. This year we have approximately 22 entries total. With this low level of entries, the event would be several thousands in the red over and above the Treasure Valley Whips subsidy of $2,500 – the highest we have had in a few years. The club fundraises all year to help make this event happen but we have to have at least 35-40 to make it a go even with this and other sponsorship support. The club’s membership will be evaluating holding this event in 2018 – perhaps this year’s low entry count was just a combination of our past abominable winter and flooded spring. There are many events that compete for our time in this day and age – I hope that this year’s low entries are not indicative of what we have to look forward to in our sport. Thank you for your support of our event – you are the ones that we work for to have a fun event – and we apologize that we have to take this action. Finally, I will miss seeing you all in Nampa. Let’s focus on 2018! Very truly yours, Amanda Horton
The January 18 business meeting HAS BEEN CANCELLED due to a winter storm warning. It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 25, at 7:00 pm. It will be held at the Sunrise Cafe in Middleton, rather than at the Munsons', due to poor driving conditions on the back roads.
TVW has their own Facebook group now! Check it out at this link.
The Pleasure Driving Show is right around the corner! Join us on October 22-23 at the Birt Arena!
See the CALENDAR for the showbill, entry form, and more information.
A meeting was held on September 21, 2016.
Here are the minutes of that meeting.The next meeting will be held on November 16th, 2016, and John and Mary Munson's place.
The 2016 HDT was a huge success! Pictures and information will be posted soon!
Elections were held at the TVW meeting on January 23. Mary Munson is our new secretary, and Mary Van De Bogart will continue as secretary and newsletter editor.
Chairperson Sarah Cummings, Vice Chairperson Mary Jo Schreffler, and Treasurer Kathy DeLong will continue in these positions, which are chosen on alternate years.
We are getting our spring schedule of TVW events together! Please check the CALENDAR for details.
Carolyn Phillips hosted a lovely playday again this fall. Christine Sword, where would we be without you for pictures?
Jan and John McEnroe arranged for Clay Maier to come to Nampa again this fall. It was a great clinic!
There was a good turnout for the Light Horse Driving classes at the fair this year.
Here are some pictures; thanks to Christine Sword.
The Whips were well represented at a number of parades this year.
Again, many thanks to Christine Sword for the pictures.
Mark your 2016 calendars! "A Drive in the Park" will be held June 4-5. 2016, at the Ford Idaho Horse Park.
Here are the final results from "A Drive in the Park".
Here are some pictures; thanks to Suzi and Larry Romine.
The 2017 Membership Form is now available as a pdf file
Be sure to list anything related to horses or driving that you'd like to sell, buy, or trade on our Trading Post. Just send the information to
We're starting to get more items listed all the time, so check it out frequently!
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If you have news that you would like to include in the next issue, you can e-mail Mary or send it to:
Mary Van De Bogart, 12275 Goodson Road, Middleton ID 83644. The deadline for the next newsletter is February 1.
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