Next SSC Meeting
Friday September 5, 2014
Board Meeting at 7:00 pm
General Meeting at 7:30 pm
Meetings held at Clubhouse
Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!!
Next Stonybrook Event - Flea Market/Tack Swap, August 24 @ 9 am
Kick Off Night, September 5 @ 5 pm
Open Fun Show, September 7 @ 9:30 am
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Flea Market/Tack Swap at Stonybrook Saddle Club
Stonybrook is hosting our second annual Flea Market/Tack Swap on August 24, from 9 am to 1 pm. Last year was so awesome, we can't wait to see what this year brings. Start cleaning out your barn & home and load up the truck & trailer to sell those new & gently used items that have been sitting around too long. We hope to have twice the turnout from last year. Please let your friends and family know that Stonybrook is the place to be on August 24! Interested in selling? Book your spot today. Contact Jayne Lott, 412-805-9031 for more information. (Check out the flyer down in the List of Events.)
Bits and Their Uses Clinic
Interested in learning about the different kinds of bits available and when it is appropriate to use them? Well Stonybrook wants to help you with all your bit related qeustions and concerns, and teach you a thing or two about what you are putting in your horse's mouth. Second Chance Equine Association will be hosting a free clinic on bits and their uses on September 24, 7 pm at Stonybrook Saddle Club. Clinic presented by Evon Montgomery. For more information, please contact Christine Cafazzo @ 412-953-0051.
August 17 Open Horse Show
Thank you to everyone who came out to our August 17 show. It has been a wonderful show season. Congratulations to all of our winners. Both in the ring and at our "Stonybrook Auction". Purina was awesome enough to donate Knickermaker treats and different supplements which were auctioned off. It was wonderful to see our bleachers full of supporting friends and family there to see the riders. It made for a great day the whole family could enjoy. And a big thank you to all of our members and non-members for jumping in and helping. Whether you were in the entry booth, out in the ring, manning the gates, or in the kitchen, everything you do is greatly appreciated. We couldn't have done it without yinz! Though the Open Show season is at an end, we still have several more events scheduled before we wrap up our year with our annual Year End Awards Banquet. We look forward to seeing everyone at our our Fun Show September 7!
Renton Volunteer Fire Department
A very, very, very BIG thank you to the Renton Volunteer Fire Department. They were kind enough to come out to our July 6 show to water down the ring. It had been a bit dusty, but they came and saved the day for us! Stonybrook can't thank these guys enough for everything they do for our borough and what they did for our club. The riders and horses appreciate it very much. And our members and guests pulled through with an amazing donation for them. Keep up the good work guys!
May 18 Judged Pleasure Ride
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in our JPR on May 18 @ Northmoreland Park. Although it was a bit muddy, we had a beautiful day for the ride and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. I personally had a blast helping judge and watching all the great horses and riders come through my obstacle. Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered their time, whether on the trail or back at the pavillion with registration and food. And a big thank you to Dr. Michael Savko, Certified Animal Chiropractor, for coming out and doing a demonstration for everyone. We will be hosting another JPR on October 19 @ Deer Lakes Park. Click on the links below for results from the trail ride.
Kick Off Nights
Stonybrook has introduced Kick Off Nights for the 2014 season. Kick Off nights are generally held a couple days prior to an event at the club. The purpose is to clean up and prepare the grounds for the upcoming show. It is a great time to get to know other Stonybrook members and also earn some Stonybrook Bucks. Remember all members are required to work a minimum of 5 hours outside of shows to be eligible for year end awards and Stonybrook Bucks to use at our auction at the banquet. This is a great way to do both. Feel free to bring some food and a friend.
Calling all former members of Stonybrook! We want you back! Stonybrook is offering $5 off membership dues for any previous members from 2012 or earlier. Click here for your 2014 Membership Application. Please include a committee you would like to help out with on your application. Join us at our March meeting or e-mail us for more information! And Welcome Back!
We are asking all members to please volunteer for at least one committee to help out for 2014. You can read more about each committee in our February Newsletter. Remember, all time you spend volunteering for Stonybrook earns you "Stonybrook Bucks" you may use to bid on items at the Year End Award Banquet. Please choose a committee from the following list:
Click here for your 2014 Membership Application. Please include a committee you would like to help out with on your application. Mail your application along with a check to our P.O. Box or drop it off at one of our meetings. May is the deadline for all renewals, but you can still turn your application in at any time.
2014 List of Events
August 24 - Flea Market/Tack Swap @ Stonybrook, 9 am - 1 pm
(Contact: Jayne Lott, 412-805-9031)
September 5 - Kick Off Night, 5 pm
September 7 - Open Fun Show, 9:30 am
September 14 - Rain Date for any cancelled show
September 24 - Bits and Their Uses Clinic, hosted by Second Chance Equine Association & presented by Evon Montgomery
(Contact: Christine Cafazzo, 412-953-0051)
October 19 - Fall JPR @ Deer Lakes Park
Year End High Point Awards Banquet - TBA
Thank you to It's All Clean Inc., Mobile Pressure Washing and Paul Kennedy for coming out to clean our bathrooms for the August 17 Open Show.
Stonybrook Saddle Club is an organization that has offered equestrian activites for all ages and riding styles for the past 50 years. Mounted or un-mounted this is the club for you!
Stonybrook hosts a Judged Pleasure Ride in the spring and fall, 3 Open Horse Shows and 2 Fun Shows in the summer. Our show classes include Peewees, Juniors, Novice Walk-Trot, Seniors, Open, English, Western, Hunter, and Games. We offer a wide variety of classes for all breeds and levels of rider. Quality Judges, Ribbons and High Point Award offered at every Show.
Want to earn some Bucks? How about some Stonybrook Bucks! Stonybrook Bucks are awarded to club members who volunteer their time at any and all club events. Every club member has the chance to earn Bucks. Some changes have been made to the Stonybrook Bucks outline, so be sure to check it out. And remember, it is your responsibility to keep track of your points to redeem at the end of the year.
Our beautiful 16+ acre club grounds are situated on Clements Road in Plum Boro. We have a heated clubhouse with a kitchen, large area for parking horse trailers, with some electrical hook ups. Our outdoor arena is 136 ft x 236 ft, lighted with very good footing consisting of sand and top soil. Club meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the 1st Friday of the month, April through November at the clubhouse. At our End of the Year Awards Banquet in November, we recognize high point winners from our shows, enjoy great food and raffle.
Benefits of being a member of Stonybrook Saddle Club:
Remember this is your club, and we welcome your input and feed back. Our goal is to maintain a safe, friendly, family atmosphere. So, you are welcome to visit the facility to see if it meets your needs. Contact us through our Stonybrook Facebook page.
Enjoy the website and come and join us at any meeting, we would love to meet you.
President - Nicole Cammuso
Vice President - Jayne Lott
Treasurer - Kristine Weaver
Recording Secretary -
Corresponding Secretary -
Alternate Board Member - Jean Crofutt
This year, all members are required to obtain a sponsor in order to qualify for year end awards and Stonybrook Bucks. Sponsorship options and the application are available in the form above.
Members will also be required to work a minimum of 1/2 hour each show they participate in plus 5 hours per year of other work in order to be eligible for year end awards or Stonybrook Bucks.
Purina Mills supplies a variety of feed and supplements for your best equine friend. And they were generous enough to donate some of their goodies to us. Stop by our next horse show for a chance to win some NickerMakers or supplements. And check out their website by clicking on the link above to see what else they have to offer your pets.
HorseLoverz.com is a new corporate sponsor! For extraoridnary products and prices check out the link above. Let them know you heard about their website through Stonybrook!
Ralph Lauren Bag
If you were at our June 1 show, I'm sure you noticed a beautiful Ralph Lauren bag sitting on our "Stonybrook Auction" table. This gorgeous purse was donated to us. We will be selling raffle tickets for the bag all summer and will pick the winner at our final Open Show of the season, August 17. Make sure to purchase as many tickets as possible for a chance to take this bag home with you.
Click on the link above to print out an order form for your very own Stonybrook Shirt. We are offering v-neck and polo shirts this year in a variety of colors starting at just $13!
Don't want to wait for yours? We still have some shirts left over from last year. Come by the clubhouse during a show or meeting to purchase one.
Stonybrook hosted a couple of clinics this year. A barrel clinic with Deena Fries and a jumper clinic with Lauren Prisuta. It was a great chance to learn new techniques or brush up on ones you already knew. If you have any ideas for other clinics you would like to see at Stonybrook or are interested in hosting one at our facility, please contact us at email@example.com or stop by one of our meetings.
Calling all young equestrians! Pony Club is a great place to meet other young riders and gain all kinds of awesome horse knowldege through mounted and unmounted classes. If you are interested, click on the link above for more information.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the shows. Help will be needed in the entry booth, working the gates, setting up and taking down obstacles for classes, announcing, Stonybrook Cafe, etc. Volunteers also needed to help at the Judged Pleasure Rides. Contact Marylynn Fentress (412) 767-5750 if you or somone you know if interested in helping out. Points toward Stonybrook Bucks will be given out to all members that volunteer any of their time.
We still need sponsors for many of our classes and if anyone is interested in getting your name or business on a banner, we are accecpting sponsorships for banners that hang on the arena fencing during shows and events. And it is never too late to become a member and take advantage of all the great benefits Stonybrook has to offer.
Looking for great deals on all your horsey and pony related needs? Check out the link above for awesome deals and sales!
2014 Stonybrook Saddle Club Sponsors
Transmissions by Lucille
Cooper's RV Center Inc.
Altmeyer's Western Wear & Trailer Sales, Inc.
Business Card Sponsors
Mallisee Farm Kennel - Owner Virginia Mallisee
It's All Clean, Inc. Mobile Pressure Washing & Services
Pooper Scoopers, Inc.
Class #1 - Pony Halter
In Honor of Little Joe Starbuck's 25th Birthday
Class #16 - PeeWee English/Western Equitation
Class #19 - Senior Western Pleasure
Ying & Yang Pet Salon - Owner Erin Novak
Class #25 - LeadLine
Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2014 Season? Click on the link below for a sponsorhip application or send us an e-mail for more information.