Get a gift basket at Corporate Challenge
Anna Balfany (left) with the “Italian Feast” basket she created for the Silent Auction.
Maria Costa (right) with her Wine and Cheese and Wine and Chocolate-themed baskets. Bidding will be hot.
You won’t want to miss out on bidding
for one or more of the gift baskets put together by members of MYQHA as
one of our association’s bigger fundraisers held annually during the
Corporate Challenge Horse Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This
year we have some real show-stoppers for baskets. Everything from
an Italian Feast to a Day at the Beach; from Bubble Bath Spas for your
horses or for yourself. Need a night out? There’s a basket for a Movie
Fest or a Pizza Party. Wine and Chocolate anyone? Or maybe Wine
and Cheese suits your palette? You will find baskets with both. Have a
dog? There is a special basket for them. Like a
challenge? Look for the Puzzle Basket. Sure spring is late this
year, but grilling is now in full swing and if you need some supplies
for that look for the basket filled with grilling need. If you’re
a hunter or a fisherman there are even gift baskets filled with your
needs. Need that wake-up caffeine, there is a special Coffee basket.
And there is much more, come stroll the Hospitality area set up in the
Horse Barn to view and bid on our youth association’s baskets. Baskets
will be out on Thursday May 23; bidding closes at 3 pm Sunday, May 26.
The youth put a lot of creative work into them. Thank you
MQHA Boot Camp set for June 18-21, 2013
highly successful Boot Camp for 4-H members is set for June 18-20, with
a Fun Show following on June 21. The camp will be at R&J Arena,
Verndale, Minn. Trainers include Jenna Mickelson for Trail; Anne
Anderman for Horsemanship; Jason Hagberg for Showmanship; Jay Barnett for Western Pleasure, Alan Rieke for Hunter Under Saddle,
Bonnie Minor for Equitation and Mary Fradenburgh for Games. For a Boot
Camp flier, click here. For a complete information packet, click here.
June Newsletter cover is available
The June 2013 cover of the MQHA
Newsletter is available. To get your business or your horse on the cover, contact Vickie Kettlewell.
Donations help with equine legislative issues
you know that AQHA has a political action committee for horse-related
political issues? The AQHPAC represents the horse industry's voice in
the political process. You can donate to the fund, click here for a downloadable form.
MQHA mourns passing of Jerry Nanik
Long-time MQHA member, friend and volunteer Jerry Nanik, 67, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, surrounded by family at home.
The memorial mass was held Wednesday, April 10 at St.
Ann’s Catholic Church in Wadena.
Jerry was an avid Quarter Horse breeder and exhibitor, was a founder of
the Wadena Run horse shows, and was a familiar face at many shows where
he volunteered at the gate and other jobs. He was inducted into the MQHA Hall of Fame in January.
Jerome Leo Nanik was born to Leo Vincent and Mary Catherine (Schwartz)
Nanik on July 9, 1945 in Wadena, MN. He attended the Verndale Public
Schools, graduating in 1963.
Jerry and Lois Darlene Krupke were married at St. Frederick’s Catholic
Church in Verndale on October 19, 1967. Jerry attended Vocational
School and will be remembered by area community members as the owner of
Nanik Electric in Verndale.
Jerry also found time to fish and hunt and had an interest in old cars.
He was a member of the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association, American
Quarter Horse Association, Central MN Horse Improvement Association, MN
Electrical Association, and was a St. Frederick’s Parish Council Member
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Mary; brother Anthony; and sister Helen Nanik.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife Lois; sons Larry Dean
Nanik of Verndale and Scott Leon (Ginger) Nanik of Anna, Ohio; daughter
Connie Lynn (Anthony) Brezina of New Prague, MN; six grandchildren;
brothers James (Pam) Nanik of Alexandria and Richard (Sherri) Nanik of
Staples; sisters Arlene (Michael) Marquardt of CA, Joan (Billy) Bridges
of Savage, Linda (Stanley) Snyder of Pillager and Susan (Raymond)
Schmidt of Maple Grove.
Renew your MQHA membership - don't miss out
you haven't purchased or renewed your MQHA membership, the February
Newsletter will be your last issue. Membership cards have been mailed
to paid 2013 members. The Newsletter is one of the benefits of
membership, so join or renew now to keep on the mailing list. Click here
to download a membership form. And please remember to note your
birthdate on the form to be included on the WSCA membership list.
MQHA honors volunteers, Hall of Fame
Nanik, Roxanne Whitman, Bonnie Minor, Mercedes Perez and Vickie
Kettlewell were honored at the MQHA Convention and Banquet January 19
in Morton, Minn. Pictured at left are Jerry Nanik receiving his Hall of
Fame award from Jim Charpentier, and Bonnie Minor receiving her
Volunteer of the Year award from Butch Wohlin and Jane Rocheleau.
Roxanne Whitman, who passed away last year, was also inducted into the
Hall of Fame. Vickie Kettlewell was also named a Volunteer of the Year
for her work with the Minnesota Youth Quarter Horse Association.
Mercedes Perez was named Youth Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations
to all the year-end award winners. The Joni's Ponies portrait was won
by Jay Barnett. Bonnie Minor won the Heads and Tails game, and donated
her winnings back to the Youth.
Web site business cards need to be renewed
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the cards and links to continue for 2013. Cost is only $100 a year, or
$150 a year for both web site and Newsletter business cards. A free
link to your web site or email is provided with each ad. Help support
MQHA and get your business noticed by more than 2,000 unique visitors
MAQHA Corporate Challenge dates announced
The Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse
Association's showcase Corporate Challenge is set for May 24-27, 2013
at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. See Calendar page for show information and a link to the show packet.
members can now use their new membership cards to get discounts at
participating business partners. Deals include substantial discounts on
good and services, plus other great offers. There are several new
participating businesses, so be sure to check it out. Click here for an updated
list of participating businesses.