April 2013 Hags on Nags Newsletter

Please submit any news, events or classifieds to janecekamy@gmail.com and I will include them in the next newsletter. My goal is to have the newsletter done and out by the 30th of each month.

Noteworthy news:

The new website is up and running! You’ll notice that it is very user friendly and has some very nice features, including the fact that it will be easy to update! Here’s a tip…If you are having trouble finding the new website, you may need to delete your computer cookies and cache. Another option is to use the www.hagsonnags.com address…both .com and .net will work, as we own both domains. Know that we can switch out the current pictures to more personalized ones if/when we get the high resolution quality needed. You can also send in your favorite photos and/or videos for the Gallery. There are new items in the HON store, too. Please look over the member data base and make sure the information you provided is up-to-date. The login and password for the member database will be found in the email or you can contact slrogers@idcnet.com. Use the same contact if you submitted a bio/picture and don’t see it on the website. The bios are a great way for members to get to know one another…please take advantage of the feature! Also, take a look at the Trail Review and consider adding more reviews about places you’ve been to…especially out-of-state trails. Now is the time when people are planning trips and this could really be helpful. The “Resource” section has some great downloads for camping, including packing checklists and first aid kit supplies for both horses and humans. We will also be adding local Trail Maps for download as we get them. Now’s a great time to get prepared for the upcoming season and to spend some time getting to know the new website! Suggestions and feedback welcomed.

Horse Camping 101 at Midwest Horse Fair!
The HON’s will be presenting a clinic this year on horse camping for beginners. If you have any friends interested in learning how to camp, or you want some info yourself, find them Friday at 3:30pm and Saturday at 9:00am in the Nutrena SafeChoice Room, and Sunday at 12:00pm in the Nutrena Senior Room.

Book Club
The HON Book Club is on to Book #2 and open to new participants. The next book will be The Mare’s Nest by Lesley Kagan. Here’s a review “This was a very entertaining book – I enjoyed both the mother/daughter relationship and the look into the competitive world of horse showing. Having grown up in a horsey family and shown my whole life – I thought the description of both the good and the bad was a very good read.” Local barn, local author. Trudie M. will be moderator. Contact her if you want to join in on the discussion goldengaits@centurytel.net

HON Scholarships
Are you interested in attending a special equine clinic but finding the cost prohibitive? Get a little help from our club! The Hags on Nags Scholarship program is ready to assist qualified members who are willing to share what they learn with other HONs. By completing a short application form and agreeing to share what you learn with at least 5 other HON members, you can qualify for $50 to help with clinic fees. Make a video showing something you learned, write an article for the newsletter, do a demonstration at a HON get together, or teach other HONs a new skill. Scholarship guidelines and applications are available on our website eventually. Applications must be submitted to the HON Scholarship Committee at least one week prior to the clinic date.

We need improvements for horse camping at Governor Dodge State Park NOW….not in 10 years. PLEASE take a few minutes and write a letter or two. Get family members to do the same. If we don’t at least try, we may not EVER see improvements to horse camping at Governor Dodge. Hopefully, folks will write to the DNR on their own and express a need for action. Please consider lifting a pen and doing your share to help get a better Horse Camp in one of our state’s loveliest parks! If you would like sample letter templates look on Facebook or contact Sue Nardini or Sandy Rogers. Address letters to:
Mr. Dan Schuller
Wisconsin State Parks, PR/6
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53701-7921

Classifieds

Hags on Nags License Plate Frames – custom Hags on Nags license plate frames are available for only $5 each! Put one on your truck, one on your trailer, one on your tractor… Contact Sherri T or Bridgette

2001 Corn Pro 2 horse BP – Very nice trailer. Very little rust. Pulls great. Tires good. Has manger and storage under manger for tack, etc. Escape door on right side of trailer. Selling because I now need a trailer with a dressing room. Have had this one since 2006 and have used it maybe 10 times. Have clear title in hand. Asking $3,500. May consider decent offer. Please text or call Louise at 920-390-0798.

Tote bags made out of feed bags: including horses, cattle, chickens, sheep, dogs, cats, etc., in sizes large, medium and small. Contact Karen Reider at kerranchus@yahoo.com or 920-296-8383

2002 Hart 2 Horse Goose Neck trailer – I have owned it since 2006 and have put insulation in the inside along with electric and an LP heater which I have used about 3 times. The spare tire is brand new the other tires are in good shape and it has a deep cell battery along with two LP tanks. I live in the Cambridge area and I’m asking $11,500.00 If you have questions or would like to look at it please contact Holly Johnson at # 1-608-209-7766
Upcoming Events
This is a tentative calendar of events and details or dates may change! Be sure to contact the person organizing the event to stay updated, and if possible, join/decline/maybe the event on Facebook so you have it on your calendar and stay informed. As always, you don’t have to camp to join in one of our camping weekends, dropping in for a day ride or potluck is just fine! Each ride is different, but you can usually plan on groups riding out around 9-10 am and getting together for a pot luck dinner on Saturday around 5-6ish pm. Often there will be other rides and activities going on, such as group movies, campfires, swimming, fish fry, etc, See the event coordinator for details.

NEW Events!

Saturday May 18th, 12:30pm – Meet the author of Mare’s Nest! Fiddleheads Café, Mequon, WI

Once in a lifetime opportunity! Lesley Kagen, author of Mare’s Nest, is going to sit and chat with us about her book and horses. Since this doesn’t occur often, this is open to all members. The HON book club has been reading the book — you may want to pick it up too! Lesley is a horsewoman who shares some of her showing experiences with her daughter in the irons. 12:30pm at Fiddleheads Café, 10530 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon, WI. Contact Trudie Miller with any questions.

Next TWO months (note full calendar is on the HON website www.hagsonnags.com and also watch our Facebook site for any updates and new events if possible!)

April
Spring in the Shawnee – April 1-7th, contact Sue Nardini

Equine Affair – April 11-14, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus OH http://www.equineaffaire.com/ohio

Midwest Horse Fair – April 19-21st, Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI http://www.midwesthorsefair.com

Unconfident Rider Trail Ride – April 27th, Noon, Eagle Trailhead (Hwy S)

May
May 3-5th, Camping Warm-up – Northern Kettle Moraine, Campbellsport WI

May 4th – Fundamental Clinic Revisited – 8:30am Kathy Shelton’s Arena W6360 Vogel Rd Monroe, Wi

May 10-12th – Camping Season Kickoff – Southern Kettle Moraine, Palmyra WI

May 17-19th – Camping at Ukarydee – Arkdale WI

May 18th, 12:30pm – Meet the author of Mare’s Nest! Fiddleheads Café, Mequon, WI

May 31-June 2nd – HON Pie-palooza, Rockcut State Park – USE 7500 Hart Road, Machseney Park, IL
New Members: Sara Mills from Beaver Dam;she owns a standard bred ex-pacer. She is ready to learn more about trail riding and capming with the herd!
Robin Walker: Bristol, WI She has 3 horses 2 paints and a palomino, she is looking forward to meeting new riders!
Amanda Fischer: Fremont, WI she has a 6 year old QH, looking forward to meeting new friends

Terry Holen: Ehrick WI she has 2 walkers and a paint, and prefers to ride english, looking forward to meeting new friends and have fun!