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events: past, present, future
2012 ACDHA Meeting @ Spencer, IA
June 28-July 2nd, 2011
2011 ACDHA Meeting @ Horse Progress Days- Kinzer, PA
June 28-July 2nd, 2011
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2010 Horse Progress Days- Topeka, IN
July 1-2-3, 2010
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2010 ACDHA Annual Meeting - Columbia, MO
November 4-5-6, 2010
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2009 ACDHA Annual Meeting - Bend, OR
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2008 ACDHA Annual Meeting
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The week before people were due to arrive, the Vermont weather and the foliage couldn’t have been better. The rainy day Thursday scratched the horse and wagon delivery to the restaurant, Bennington Station, for dinner but was replaced by an even better idea, transporting everyone in John and Sandy Schwartzler’s horse trailer. Nothing but First Class for this group!
Friday was a beautiful day that started bright and early with a pancake and Vermont maple syrup breakfast at the Lively’s house. After breakfast, the group enjoyed the Park McCullough Mansion Tour, had lunch in the carriage barn and headed to the field where David Lively and Don Johnson were getting two of the Lively’s teams harnessed up and four of Lively’s horses saddled up, while Anne and Mike Carey were getting their team harnessed up, to begin the Caravan of Creams Covered Bridge Tour. David was understandably a bit nervous because he was ultimately responsible for the safety and well being of 10 horses – that didn’t all know each other and/or had never been through a covered bridge - and 35 people – including 4 riders riding strange and/or green horses. Fortunately, he did all that worrying for nothing because the ride came off without a hitch (sorry, couldn’t resist!) with everyone that wanted to drive a team having had the opportunity to do so. After the horses were turned back out into the pastures, we all enjoyed cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktail and wine while picking out souvenir Lively’s Livery Covered Bridge Tour tee shirts.
The meeting on Saturday was very successful with several new members in attendance, new merchandise ideas , new logo ideas and decisive voting on all of the motions that were on the floor.
With the general state of the economy and fuel prices, David and Nancy were very pleased to see the turnout of 35 people. We have many to thank for their help during the event – special thanks to Anne and Mike Carey for bringing their horses and wagon, to Anne for the use of her catering equipment, for cooking, setting tables, the list goes on and on. It was a pleasure hosting such a great group and we hope you all enjoyed your Vermont experience.
David and Nancy Lively