Welcome To Stonybrook Saddle Club 2015
Next SSC Meeting:
Friday, August 7, 2015
Board Meeting at 6:00 pm
General Meeting at 7:00 pm
Meetings held at Clubhouse
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!!
Upcoming Stonybrook Events:
Sunday, July 12 @ SSC Ground
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Welcome back new and former Stonybrookers!! This year is shaping up to be one of the best we've had. We have SIX - count 'em 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - clinics including rabies along with our 3 Open Shows, 2 Fun Shows, and 2 JPRs. We are so excited to be hosting so many events at SSC. We want to bring in new faces to our horsey family. Whether they are members, volunteers, advertisers, sponsors, your neighbor down the street, or your second grade teacher - BRING EM! We would love to meet them and show them what a great little club we have. Remember, our club is what we make of it. It is up to us to have a great year and I know we can do it! So saddle up everyone and enjoy the ride!
Kick Off Nights
Bringing it Back! Kick Off nights were introduced in 2014 as a way to clean up and prepare the grounds for the upcoming show. Kick Off nights are generally held a couple days prior to an event at the club. It is a great time to get to know other Stonybrook members and also earn some Stonybrook Bucks. Feel free to bring some food and a friend.
We are asking all members to please volunteer for at least one committee to help out for 2015. Remember, all the time you spend volunteering for Stonybrook earns you "Stonybrook Bucks" which you may use to bid on items at the Year End Award Banquet. Please choose a committee from the following list:
Membership applications were included in your monthly newsletter. If you did not receive a newsletter, applications may be picked up at the clubhouse the day of a meeting or event. Or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a committee you would like to help out with on your . Mail your application along with a check to our P.O. box or drop it off at one of our meetings. May is the deadline for all renewals, but you can still turn your application in at any time.
2015 List of Events
Email email@example.com for information on any Stonybrook shows
Contact Pat Morris 724-882-1842 or Christine Cafazzo 412-953-0051 for information on Judged Pleasure Trail Rides
Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on Clinics
April 18 - Cowboy Mounted Shooting Clinic, SSC Grounds
April 19 - Fun Show, SSC Grounds @ 9 AM
April 26 - Rabies Vaccine & Microchip, Delmont Veterinary Hospital
May 8 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
May 9 - Trail & Obstacle Clinic, SSC Grounds
June 5 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
June 6 - What The Judge Is Looking For Clinic, SSC Grounds
June 11 - Kickoff Night, SSC Grounds @ 5 PM
June 14 - Open Show, SSC Grounds @ 9:30 AM
July 2 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
July 9 - Kickoff Night, SSC Grounds @ 5 PM
July 12 - Open Show, SSC Grounds @ 9:30 AM
August 6 - Kickoff Night, SSC Grounds @ 5 PM
August 7 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
August 9 - Open Show, SSC Grounds @ 9:30 AM
September 4 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
September 10 - Kickoff Night, SSC Grounds @ 5 PM
September 13 - Fun Show, SSC Grounds @ 9:30 AM
October 2 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
October 18 - Judged Pleasure Trail Ride, Deer Lakes Park
November 6 - Meeting, SSC Clubhouse @ 7 PM
TBA - English Riding Clinic, SSC Grounds
TBA - Barrel Racing Clinic, SSC Grounds
**Annual Year End Awards Banquet TBA**
Stonybrook is looking for help on some improvements and projects around the clubhouse and grounds. If anyone is willing to volunteer their time and muscle, contact Eric Thorniley 724-875-3886 for more information.
Stonybrook Saddle Club is an organization that has offered equestrian activites for all ages and riding styles for the past 50 years. Mounted or un-mounted, this is the club for you!
Stonybrook hosts Judged Pleasure Rides in the spring and fall, 3 Open Horse Shows, and 2 Fun Shows in the summer. Our show classes include Peewees, Juniors, Novice Walk-Trot, Seniors, Open, English, Western, Hunter, and Games. We offer a wide variety of classes for all breeds and levels of rider. Quality Judges, Ribbons, and High Point Award offered at every Show.
Want to earn some Bucks? How about some Stonybrook Bucks! Stonybrook Bucks are awarded to club members who volunteer their time at any and all club events. Every club member has the chance to earn Bucks. Some changes have been made to the Stonybrook Bucks outline, so be sure to check it out. And remember, it is your responsibility to keep track of your points to redeem at the end of the year.
Our beautiful 16+ acre club grounds are situated on Clements Road in Plum Boro. We have a heated clubhouse with a kitchen, large area for parking horse trailers, and some electrical hook ups. Our outdoor arena is 136 ft x 236 ft, lighted with very good footing consisting of sand and top soil. Club meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the 1st Friday of the month, April through November, at the clubhouse. At our End of the Year Awards Banquet in November, we recognize high point winners from our shows, enjoy great food, and have a raffle.
Benefits of being a member of Stonybrook Saddle Club:
Remember this is your club, and we welcome your input and feed back. Our goal is to maintain a safe, friendly, family atmosphere. So, you are welcome to visit the facility to see if it meets your needs. Contact us through our Stonybrook Facebook page.
Enjoy the website and come and join us at any meeting, we would love to meet you.
President - Eric Thorniley
Vice President - Christine Cafazzo
Treasurer - Kristine Thorniley
Recording Secretary -
Corresponding Secretary -
Members will also be required to work a minimum of 1/2 hour each show they participate in order to be eligible for year end awards or Stonybrook Bucks.
Stonybrook Saddle Club is offering a variety of clinics this year catering to many different disciplines of horsemanship. Check our list of events for clinics and dates.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the shows. Help will be needed in the entry booth, working the gates, setting up and taking down obstacles for classes, announcing, Stonybrook Cafe, etc. Volunteers are also needed to help at the Judged Pleasure Rides. Contact Marylynn Fentress (412) 767-5750 if you or somone you know is interested in helping out. Points toward Stonybrook Bucks will be given out to all members that volunteer any of their time.
We still need sponsors for many of our classes. If anyone is interested in getting his/her name or business on a banner, we are accecpting sponsorships. Our sponsors will be displayed banners which hang on the arena fencing during shows and events. It is never too late to become a member and take advantage of all the great benefits Stonybrook has to offer.
2015 Stonybrook Saddle Club Sponsors
Sons of the American Legion, White Oak Squadron 701
Delmont Veterinary Hospital
Transmissions by Lucille
Business Card Sponsors
Superior Window Manufacturing, Inc.
Michael A's Restaurant
Class 12, Open English Pleasure, is in memory of Bill Kozub for always fulfilling dreams.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2015 Season? Send us an e-mail for more information or use the sponsorship form.