All Northern Area Chapter of Arizona Dressage Association, Members, Guests & Sponsors,
The NAC of ADA will be holding our Dressage Schooling Shows at ’The New Santori Ranch’ located in Chino Valley, AZ. Originally, we had voted to relocate to the Chino Valley Equestrian Park. However, it will take some time for their facilities to be able to accommodate our ‘Dressage’ events. Once they have completed the facilities, we will rethink that location. For now, Traesa Santori has graciously offered her ‘New’ Ranch as our ‘home’ for 2017 and even into 2018. Traesa has purchased her new facility located at 955 W. Road 2, in Chino Valley, AZ. She has built a new dressage arena, jumping arena, warm up arena, and round pen. There are acres of green grass for turn out and ample parking. We are excited to be able to rent these facilities for our upcoming shows.
Your safety is our first priority! Santori Ranch provides good footing and a safe “fenced-in” environment. We hope to see you there!
(The New) Santori Ranch in Chino Valley:
955 W. Road 2 North, Chino Valley, AZ
(928) 848-3659 or (928) 830-3447
Our show dates are: May 7th, August 27
(the July 30 show has been rescheduled due to excessive rain),
and Oct 1st (High Point Championship Show)
FUND RAISING FOR 2018:
The Phippen Museum has been secured for Saturday, March 17th, 2018, which is St. Patrick's Day. We will be holding a Wine and Cheese Tasting Event. The Museum will hold about 120 people downstairs, and people will be able to "browse" thru the gallery. We will also hold an Auction, where people will be able to did on items and packages as they come up for sale. We can make paddles for people to use to bid, so it will feel like a real auction. With the addition of wine, we should be able to make some money.
NOTE: We will not have our annual Silent Auction this year, as no one wanted to take charge of this event. Because we had no volunteers for the Silent Auction, we decided to rethink what is was we wanted to do, we will not make the additional monies that the Silent Auction brought to the club. We thought that it would be nice to have a function where we could get dressed up and bring our spouses. So that is how the Wine and Cheese Tasting got started. We wanted to have it at a time when we did not combine it with a show, that is why it will be held in March and will be at the Phippen.
Everyone needs to help on this, and I hope that our members will be inspired to come up with ideas and plans to make this a fun and profitable event. I hope that each of you will want to participate in this new and exciting event.