Due to the current concerns with the Covid-19 virus the April and May horse show has been canceled. We will keep everyone updated on plans moving forward for our show circuit and awards banquet. Stay safe and healthy everyone.
4-H has canceled all 4-H Functions through May 31, 2020 including meetings.
2019 Horse Show Circuit Awards Banquet set for
IMPORTANT AWARDS BANQUET UPDATE!! Please READ!!
It is with great frustration that our 4-H Club relays the bad news that the Mounted Wanderer's 4-H Banquet scheduled for 28 March will be POSTPONED due to the Corona Virus Pandemic here in the US. MD Governor Hogan announced Thursday, 12 March that he was banning ALL large social gatherings of 250 or more.
The University of MD who oversees the 4-H Youth Program then released their own guidance which stated ANY 4-H event with more than 20 people in attendance MUST be cancelled or postponed.
So 4-H Activities are shut down for at least one month. Expectation is that it could go longer than 30 days. Just a wait, watch and see.
For all those folks who completed their Banquet Reservation form and have mailed in checks, our club will be returning each of those checks.
The checks will be sent back to you via the mail.
The Club is working on making a decision as to what the game plan will be. The Accokeek VFD Banquet Hall is booked solid through June. The only exception is the last Saturday in June which of course happens to be the day before our June Sunday show which we have already booked 2 judges for that show. However club also has paid in full for the rental fee/use of the Hall.
All the ribbons & awards have been ordered. The tall 34" trophies are NOT going to be built because honestly I don't have space to store these 34/35" tall trophies!
Those big trophies are the only item left to order as they are created by a local trophy business. So when we make a decision on new date for the Awards Banquet, we will then give Crown Trophy the go-ahead to bulid the trophies and deliver to our Banquet!
So again, if you have already sent payment for dinner reservations, we wil be returning that check via reg mail.
Watch our website and our FB page for updates as they become available....
With sincere regret,
Nominations ARE NEEDED for our GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD presented at the Banquet on 28 March.
Go to our AWARDS BANQUET
print the PDF file, fill in your nominee, scan and email to the address on the form!
Online Form will be available soon
Watch this website or our FB page for more Banquet info!
All of our 2019 Circuit Members (CM)should have received a mailing to your home address. This mailing contained a newsletter, award selection form, sponsor form and the list of the previous banquet’s Perpetual Award winners. If you did not receive this mailing, please send an email to Thomas Hancock (email@example.com) so we can verify your mailing address. As the next mailing will be the Banquet Reservation form and we most certainly want to ensure all of CM’s get that info!
Please check the list of Perpetual Award Winners and if your name is on there and you have NOT returned your award, contact Thomas Hancock at the email above to coordinate returning the award so we can prepare to present at the upcoming banquet.
2019 Final, Revised Points ARE POSTED!
Accokeek VFD Banquet Hall
These are the FINAL, audited AND corrected 2019 Year-End Horse Show Circuit Points dated 5 Feb 2020. Review deadline has past. Points stand as is. Ribbons and Awards will be ordered based on these points. See you at the Banquet!
2020 Horse Show Dates
April 26 - May 24 - June 28 - September 6 - October 4
All shows held on Sunday’s at Oak Ridge Park, Hughesville, MD 20636
Please check out our Horse Show Page for some Important information on our Horse Shows.
In Memory of an Amazing Cowboy
Gilbert A. Boyden
JUNE 25, 1934 ~ FEBRUARY 4, 2019 (AGE 84)
Gilbert was born in 1934 in Lebanon, OH to the late Ralph L. Boyden and the late Mollie M. (York) Boyden.
He is preceded in death by his son, Brian L. Boyden.
He is survived by his children, Cynthia A. Coffey, Alan Boyden, Lance Boyden and Wendy Jean Boyden; his grandchildren, Jamie Link, Clyde Coffey, Olivia Hill and Billy Hill; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Charles C. Boyden, Sherry Wright and Randy L. Boyden.
Gilbert and his family moved to Charles County when he was a child and he attended LaPlata High School. He served in the Korean War for two years and also as an Army Reservist for eight years. He has been called the “Charles County’s Cowboy”, as he was an avid horseman his entire life. He was a farrier, horse breeder, showed and trained Quarter horses and managed a horse operation in Faulkner, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gilbert’s memory to Mounted Wanderers 4-H Club at 3011 Fraser Rd., Bryans Rd., MD 20616.
Gilbert Allen Boyden, 84, of Bel Alton, MD passed away on
February 4, 2019 at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.