Get ready, it’s time for the second annual WDAFL meeting! This year it will be held at the beautiful Grand Oaks Resort in Weirsdale (thegrandoaks.com) on November 15 horses are invited as well!!
The event will kick off at 5:30pm with an open cash bar social. Dinner shall follow with a casual style buffet featuring hoagies, homemade soup, one side, Caesar salad and iced tea. The evening will include our guest speaker Marsha Hartford Sapp, the business meeting, a raffle, and of course, the end of year awards. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy an evening of fun, education, and fellowship… bring your family and invite your friends, young and old, it will be a great time for all!
If interested in bringing your horse(s), Grand Oaks offers amazing trail riding on the 340 acre property. Stalls are required, no tie-outs per Grand Oak. Day fees are $20 per horse per day (this is for any and all trail riding on the property), The arena can be rented if any individual or group would like to look into that, please call Grand Oaks to arrange. Stall fees are $35 per night. You may bring your own shavings or purchase on site. Stalls are required to be cleaned before leaving. You must make your horse(s) reservation before arriving… Call (352) 750-5500 and ask for resort office.
I plan on bringing my two horses!
The Grand Oaks does offer overnight accommodations in the form of cabin rentals, they also offer LQ hook-ups. Again, call the above phone number for information, rates and reservations. We also have a host hotel, about 10 min away, Comfort Suites The Villages. You can book a 2queen bed or 1king bed for $75.60 (plus tax), just mention the meeting dates and ”Florida horse show rate”. Comfort Suites address: 1202 Avenida Central, Lady Lake FL 32159. They can be reached at (352) 259-6578.
Now, the MOST important part: We need you to pre-pay for the dinner $20.00 per person, our guest count needs to be provided by November 1 firstname.lastname@example.org or send a check to: Daryl Leonard, 8520 US Hwy 1, Apt H6, Micco FL 32976.
Again, please get your RSVP & payment in by November 1st, you will not want to miss this event!
Sincerely, Lynn Shinkle, President
Thanks to all our sponsors and raffle item donors!!!
The mission of WDAFL reflects that of the national WDAA,
The mission of the Western Dressage Association is to honor the horse and to value the partnership it has provided. Our goal is to provide a model of training and horsemanship which optimizes this partnership for the benefit of both horse and rider. In this, we celebrate the American West where all these things came to pass.