2023 Annual General Meeting

Ontario Reined Cowhorse Association Annual General Meeting Minutes – September 10, 2023

Attendance sheet circulated – 27 members and 4 guests

President’s Message:
Werner thanked the volunteers, cooks, announcer, directors, members, sponsors and Jon Walker for making 2023 a great year.  The new herdwork class was well received.  We did not make a charitable donation this year but if we have a worthy cause identified in 2024 we will again.  Our shows continue to be affordable with a generous payback.

Financial Report: current balance of approximately $24 000

Shows: We use AQHA or NRCHA judges or judges prospects.

New Business: Discussion to change Novice Horse to a boxing class (declined).  Discussion on Box & Drive, application of the 3x down the fence rule as some choose to box and not go down the fence, but the same combination of horse & rider cannot do both Box & Drive and down the fence classes in one season.  Discussion on having a division for just reining (declined).

Elections: 5 open positions (4 existing Directors standing for re-election and 1 declined).  Craig nominated Kate McLarty, seconded by Steve.  5 Directors acclaimed (Werner, Sherry, Michelle, Dayna & welcome to Kate as new Director)

Craig stated that he is very proud of the camaraderie at ORCHA shows.  Tim thanked the Directors.