National Directors Report
MN National Director, Mike Grinager attended the NHSRA midwinter meeting in Denver.
Watch for your new TIMES magazine to arrive, it will explain some of the rule changes that were made.
Most of the national sponsors have bumped their money they donate. A couple of the sponsors have offered each state a percentage of the money when we use their products. An example will be a Choice Hotel card, using this card when you call in your reservation using the ID# it automatically gives MN credit.
The OLN channel will air more HSR this year. Mike has put our name on the list. It appears we are set for the next season. More info at a later date.
Send your entries in for Horse of the Year. This is due by March. Nice prizes to the lucky horse will be given at state finals. Your nominated horse’s points accumulate at our state finals, after the short go, the nominated horse with the most points is named horse of the year.
Tip of the Hat award, send in your name or a members name that you have seen do something above and beyond. They are always looking for a winner for this award. Apparently the nominations are scarce. You can win a 20 X Wrangler hat. Look in the NHSRA TIMES for this information
The finals in Farmington are going to have another set of bleachers on the end of the arena closest to the Casino bleachers. Maybe another big screen? This year their will be a pool hall and arcades area. The Cowboy /Cowgirl Prom evening has been changed to the Tuesday night of first go.
It is time
to gear up and get things ready to rodeo. See you in Alexandria
in 77 days. MG