Volume 8 ~ Issue 6                                                                                                                    October/November ~ 2017
~ Tejas Carriage Association CDE, DT & CT~
November 4th & 5th, 2017
Entries are now open for the club's annual CDE & DT held at Black Star Farm in Rockwall, Texas.  This year, competitors will also have the opportunity to enter a Combined Test.  Judges will be Jane Merritt and Scott Monroe, along with TD, Penny Nicely.

Training, Preliminary and Intermediate levels will be offered for the CDE and DT, as well as the Combined Test.  Full details can be found on the ADS website, by clicking here.  In addition to the actual competition, organizers have planned a Friday night Wine & Cheese Social and a Saturday night Competitor's Party.

For more information,  contact Eileen Leek at 972-752-4115 or email.

See the Black Star Event Preview Here

~ Sponsorships, Advertising & Volunteers ~
Please consider supporting this event as a Volunteer, Advertiser or Sponsor.  All are essential in making this year successful. 

Did you know that the Saturday events need 20+ volunteers and Sunday requires 40+ volunteers?

Volunteer Coordinators:  Ruthie Graves & Sheryl Lunz

Advertising & Sponsor Coordinator:  Heather Guarnera

For Advertising & available Sponsorships, click here.
~ Congratulations! ~
Congratulations to Pat Leach, Jennifer Ralls, Camille Reed, Cheryle Shable, Barbara Siebenhausen, Jean Stuard and Tamara Woodcock.  All passed their CAA Driver Proficiency Level 1 and Road Driving tests.  Testing was overseen by Muffy Seaton on September 22nd & 23rd.  Many thanks to Muffy Seaton and Sheryl Lunz for making this possible.
~ TCA Recreational Drive 2017 ~
Our September 23, 2017 Rec Drive this year was billed as a Rec Drive/Poker Drive/Blackstar Warm-up/Proficiency Testing mega event!  We had a wonderful day at Black Star Sport Horses.  We had 34 turnouts enjoy the day.  Cost was minimal, just the daily ($25) grounds fee for Black Star and $5 a hand for the Poker Run for those who wanted to support the club.  The event cost the club less than $15.  The Poker Run which did pay for itself, was won by Jill Wilkerson who received $50 in the form of two $25 gift cards.  Second place and third place were won by Marty Taylor Harper. And fourth was won by Kathy Weitz.  Second through fourth place each won a $25 gift card.

Numerous people remarked we should have at least two Rec Drives per year.  We can…as soon as you step up and volunteer to run the second one! This one was very easy to put on and any one of you could do it!

Many thanks to Paula Long, Dwain Gaus and Camille Reed for helping to put things away afterwards.  Kudos to Dwain Gaus for mowing the trails all summer and developing the new trails which will be incorporated in our November Black Star CDE.

Joyce Williams

Note:  We would also like to thank Joyce Williams for all her efforts in organizing this event.

~ Calendar of Events ~
October 29th - NTW Halloween Games Day.  Willow Draw Aren.  573 North Bend Road Weatherford, Texas.  NTW website.

Novermber 4th  - 5th.  Black Star Farm CDE, DT & CT (ADS).  Black Star Farm. 5565 FM 549. Rockwall, Texas.  ADS Omnibus information.

December 9th - Christmas in Winedale.  Come out to the historical village of Winedale (outside of Round Top, Texas) and drive around in your carriage/cart/wagon and be part of the ambiance of an Ole Time Christmas Village.

~ Classifieds ~
Classifieds are free to current TCA Members and will be placed in the newsletter and posted on the club website.  Please advise when your item(s) has been sold.  TCA is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the advertisement.
Looking for Experienced Pony - Registers Welsh (full or half).  12-13 hands, that can also go under saddle.  Sex, age or
show experiencee not important, but must be suitable for children.  Contact Debra Border at 575-430-0757.

Easy Entry Pony Cart - Amish made.  Custom built by Martin's Buggy Shop in October 2016.  Used only once.  Kept inside
and covered since.  Brand new condition.  Sells with custom Smucker'sleather harness.  Fits 12-14 hand pony.  Set of nylon training harness also, never used.  Price new, including shipping to Oklahoma was $4,400.  Asking $2,700.  Located in Lawton, Oklahoma. Contact Debra Border at 575-430-0757.

Open-wheeled Jerald Show Cart - New.  50" shafts & 24" wheels.  Will fit A & B miniature horses.  Comes complete with patent bot and cover.  Can bring to Colege Station for Horseman's Market Day on August 19th, if interested.  $2,000 firm.  Contact Cheryle Shable at 682-225-7301 or email.  Photo

Wicker Governess Cart - Stunning antique carriage with beautiful professional restoration.  Ready to show.  Dark green with straw stripe and wicker.  Tan vinyl upholstery.  Best suited for pony in the lower 12hh range.  $2,000.  Contact Cheryle Shable at 682-225-7301 or email.  Photo

Welsh Mare and her equipment - 10 years old.  13 hh.  Dolly has been shown extensively in playdays, CDE's and ADT's.  She is very forward and has nice movement.  All of her equipment to include a almost new Kutzman Pony carriage and two tone harness are available.  Asking $4,000 for Dolly, $4,000 for the carriage and $750 for the harness.  All in good condition.

The two wheel carriage in the picture is a beautiful Amish Made cart with spindle trim surrounding the seat. The cart is almost new and was used on a 14 hh. Halflinger.  Asking $3,500 for the cart.

The pony and all equipment are located in Buffalo, Texas. Call Patsy Davis at 936-827-7653 or emailPhoto1  Photo2   Photo3 

Beautiful Haflinger Gelding - 8 yrs. old.  14.3 hands, golden with flaxen mane and tail, 4 months harness training with Tom O’Carroll.  Can be seen at Brochi Farm, Pickton Tex.  Contact Carol Muckleroy at 903-759-8104 or 903-918-0171 or email .  Can also contact Tom O’Carroll at 281-731-5202.  Photo

Jerald Model ‘A’ Show Cart.  Light walnut finish, Black velour seat, chrome wheels, quilted cover for cart and wheels.  Vehicle is in excellent, like new condition.  Price is $1,800. Contact Jack Koch at 214-476-2745 or emailPhoto

Mill Run Cart (S/N: MRC 2998) - excellent like new condition, flat hubs, brush guards, dash with storage, half moon fenders, assist handles each side, removable elevated driver's seat, spares box, seat backs fold down. Wheels are 46" diameter. Shafts are 76" from single tree to tip.  Price is $2,500.  Contact Jack Koch at 214-476-2745 or emailPhoto

Easy Entry Cart.  I bought this Easy Entry Cart a few years ago to use with a standard donkey.  However some changes in our life made the donkey training low priority and the result is that I still have the unassembled cart.  I do not see a model number on the boxes but the packing slip calls it an Easy Entry Cart.  I measured the shafts from the back bar to the front at 72".  I am not sure how the wheel measurement is taken since none of the sizes on the packing slip seem to match my wheels.  I would like to get $375.00 for it.  Contact Olivia Ash at 979-229-9476.

Kutzman marathon carriage.  Going to offer my new carriage for sale.  Brakes and cushion ride.  Like new brown black, all extras for 12 hand pony.  Contact Patsy Davis at 936-827-7653.

Used Marathon Carriage.  The Challenger, offered at $5,000.  Rarely used, covered storage, donated to and sold by Red Arena, a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Dripping Springs Texas which empowers individuals of all abilities through horses.  This is a complete package:  Good condition, oak, black metal paint finish with green pin striping.  Horse size, single shafts, pole for pairs and shock absorbers, bumper bars w/ mesh.  Comes complete with wedge driver’s seat with high sides, wagonette & dickey seat.  Navigator stand for CDE that seats 2.  Includes custom storage cover.  CAT’s eye speedometer and Cob (single) harness.  This carriage can be dressed for pleasure driving or equipped for the CDE driver. Safe, comfortable, and well build.  Additional pictures available upon request.  Contact Manon at 512.431.2591. Photo

Wooden Easy Entry & Harness.  Lightly used cob-size wooden wheeled easy entry cart and cob-size Tom O’Carroll synthetic harness with good quality Liverpool bit for sale.  All are in very good condition.  They will fit a large pony or small horse. Cart $950. Harness and bit $650.  Contact Jennifer Sustaire at 979-229-4655 or email.  College Station, Texas.  Photo 1  Photo 2

Wanted - Born 2 Be Therapeutic Equestrian Center has an active driving program for individuals with disabilities. We recently acquired a 13.2 Haflinger for our program.  Big problem is - we need a harness and, if there is one out there, an easy entry style cart. Primarily we need harness. So, if you happen to have a harness that might fit this mare, one you aren't using right now, we would love to have it on loan or as a tax deductible donation.  Please contact us if you can help.  You can Make a Difference in the lives of those we serve! Contact Mary Gwinner at 940-595-8200 or email.

~ Contact Us ~
TCA Board & Working Committee

Ruthie Graves           

George Pederson       

Paula Long        

Cynthia Barron

Dwain Gaus

Paul Graves

Bobbi Hoenigman

Eileen Leek
972-752-4115                                  eleek5@verizon.net

Alta Pederson            

Joyce Williams

Fran Woodfin

Alta Pederson
817-447-8077                                   gpederdrum@aol.com

Newsletter & Website
Jennifer Ralls

~ Newsletter Submissions ~
Please send all future submissions to Jennifer Ralls by email.   At this time, updated newsletters will be posted bi-monthly. 

Thank you!
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