Fonds SVR - Snake Valley Riding Club fonds

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Snake Valley Riding Club fonds

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5cm of textual records. –7 objects.

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The idea for an area riding club took hold in July 1978, when a group of interested people gathered at the farm of Alvin Winch for a basic riding clinic, taught by Ross Hansen. In April 1979, an organizational meeting was held at Milo School, and the Snake Valley Riding Club was formed with 28 members. The first executive consisted of President Marilyn Henry, Vice President Gene Henry, Secretary Sue Umschied, Club Reporter Karen Kowalewski, and Director Alvin Winch. One of the first decisions was to become members of the Southern Alberta Equestrian Council, which provided access to liability insurance and a connection to other equestrian groups.
Memberships were available to both singles and families, and some years included as many as 72 individuals. The club hosted and participated in gymkhana, team penning, cutting, roping and Summer Games events and clinics, as well as trail riding and showing. In 1987, the club purchased a set of polo mallets and balls. They received financial support from the Milo Recreation Board and from the Milo & District Agricultural Society, and club members helped out with various local events like the Sno-Goers (snowmobile) races, Race Meet Dance, wedding festivities, and Milo Race Meet, including the occasional sponsorship of a contestant in the Race Meet Queen Contests. During the winter months, members met regularly for volleyball, bowling and curling.
The club disbanded in 1992, with its remaining funds being donated to the River Wranglers 4-H Light Horse Club in Arrowwood, which many of its riding members had joined.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, a ledger and financial statements, insurance certificates, newsletters, prize ribbons, and sample logos and membership cards from the Snake Valley Riding Club.
The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Minutes; Activities; Financial; Promotional.

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Levona Dixon


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Some information for Admin History from Snake Valley II: a history of Lake McGregor and area, published by Milo and District Historical Society.

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