The Michigan Horse Council is excited to invite you to the annual membership meeting!
Details are as follows...
July 14, 2020 at 6:00PM
Annual elections will be taking place.
Ingham County Fair Grounds
700 Ash Street
Mason, MI 48854
Individuals are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs.
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All COVID-19 guidelines and regulations will be implemented.
One of the 2020 Michigan Horse Council’s catalyst award recipients is an individual that has influenced many lives through the Michigan High School Rodeo Association during his 15 years of involvement.
Elewyn’s passion for horses began when he was a child participating in 4-H. Soon after high school Elewyn would become involved in rodeo. In 2005 Elewyn became involved in youth rodeo through the Michigan High School Rodeo and is currently serving as the National Rodeo Association Director for Michigan as well as the 1st Vice President.
Elewyn’s passion for coaching high school rodeo is driven by seeing the growth and development of high school riders as individuals as well as competitors. In addition to seeing the success of the riders Elewyn has worked hard to grow the industry as a whole and increase the number of entries.
Through high school rodeo Elewyn has greatly enjoyed seeing the opportunities it has provided to the students such as scholarships, college offers, and the self-confidence it has given to each competitor.
Today Elewyn and his wife, Bridget of 30 years, reside in Millington, Michigan where he has spent his entire life. He is thankful for Bridget’s continued support and willingness to participate in the family trips to rodeos.
When Elewyn was asked what his proudest moment was so far he said it was raising his three daughters and being a husband.
Thank you Elewyn for all your contribution to the Michigan High School Rodeo, Michigan horse industry, and the lives of hundreds of competitors that you have had the privilege to influence.
Congratulations Elewyn Pletcher, 2020 Michigan Horse Council Catalyst award recipient.
For more information about the Michigan High School Rodeo
For more information about the National High School Rodeo
Michigan Horse Council meetings are postponed during the Michigan Stay-Home Order. Details for the annual meeting/elections will be announced when scheduled.
The Michigan Horse Council has three board positions open for 2019. The board positions are 3-year positions, which can be held for up to two terms. Some responsibilities of the board members include:
For more information on the Michigan Horse Council board positions, to nominate yourself or someone else, please contact Inger Lanese at 517-974-9664 or Marci Charest at firstname.lastname@example.orgPost navigation
Source: Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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The MSU Rodeo Club has recently pledged a donation of $100,000 towards expansion of the MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education. The expansion, when completed, will provide additional covered arena space. Members recognized its importance to the Michigan horse and livestock community.
The MSU Pavilion opened in December of 1996 and hosts dozens of shows and events for horses, cattle, and other animals throughout the year. In addition, the Pavilion hosts community events such as Autumnfest, the RV Show, and the Annual Home and Garden Show – events which draw people from all over the state of Michigan and beyond.
Though the main arena is a spacious 114’ x 214’, there has been a long-recognized need for expansion to cover the outdoor arena, to the east of the Pavilion.
Whether too hot, too cold, or too wet, the use of the outdoor arena has been contingent upon the weather. Providing an additional enclosed area would ensure that the space could be used for horse shows, a location to warm up horses during the annual Spartan Stampede Rodeo, for more vendor space during the Michigan Horse Expo, or as a location to house more horses during the Michigan Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show and Pull. It would also allow other events to expand and new ones to come into the mid-Michigan area.
While the MSU Rodeo Club contribution is significant, the cost of potential expansion is projected to approach $3.0 million. Thanks, in part, to the MSU Rodeo Club’s commitment, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has started the early stages of fundraising and gathering support for the project.
Getting this project completed will take the support of our agriculture community. Whether through large corporate donations or smaller gifts from individuals or families that appreciate having such a valuable resource available, this project will have a lasting legacy in our great state of Michigan. We hope you will join us in this exciting project!
If your company or group is interested in supporting this project, please contact George Smith, Ph.D., Associate Dean of CANR, and Assistant Director of MSU AgBioResearch at email@example.com.