A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers who helped represent the Vermont Horse Council this weekend at Champlain Valley Fairgrounds during Everything Equine & Canine weekend. Volunteers were Patricia Branon, Salley Gayner-Knecht, Bob Desorbo, Nancy Boldt, Eric & Suzanne Martin, Brenda & Morris Lasell, Mike Civitello, Becky & Winston Ainsworth, Mike & Martha Benoit, Bev McMullin, Belinda Brown, Meg Costello, Terry Rose, Mia Rose, Heidi Krantz and Tim Stone.

VHC was given a small child’s saddle by Adirondack Tack to raffle off. The saddle was a 10” English saddle. The winner of the raffle was Louise Bienieki from Mountain Top Inn booth (see photo). The saddle attracted a lot of attention, as did Queen Amelia at the booth! Louise was very excited to win the saddle! Volunteers had a chance to chat about Vermont Horse Council, along with selling various items displayed at the booth. The rider safety vests attracted people’s attention; along with the PSA and VHC PowerPoint presentation being shown. I would like to again thank all the volunteers that helped make the VHC booth a success!

Submitted by Carmel Stone (excerpt from July/August Newsletter)