Dear SSCF Members and Supporters,
The previously scheduled SSCF jump race assessment & jump race clinic in PA on Sun, March 4th has been RESCHEDULED to a jump race assessment ONLY on Sun, March 11th, due to ground conditions and the forecast for more rain this week. We are still finalizing the location, but it will be in either Unionville/Radnor-area in PA or northern MD. It will start at 10AM and last approximately 3/4-1 hour. The registration form is on the "forms" page of the SSCF website: https://www.sidesaddlechase.com/forms.
Second, we will have another race assessment *and* race clinic in Virginia on Sat, April 7th. Remember, all riders MUST attend at least one race clinic per year in order to maintain their eligibility. April 7th is also the date of our black-tie BENEFIT GALA -- So come for the clinic in the morning and then dance the evening away! You can find more information on the gala and buy tickets on the website: https://www.sidesaddlechase.com/gala/. Also, we are having a gala sponsor appreciation happy hour on Fri, March 23rd, from 4:30-6:30 PM at the King Street Oyster Bar in Middleburg, VA. Not only has this event been graciously sponsored by Visit Loudoun, but the Oyster Bar is donating 10% of their total sales from happy hour to the SSCF! So please come out to thank our gala sponsors and directly support the SSCF! I have attached the "invites" for the gala and the gala sponsor happy hour -- please feel free to forward them and share with your friends!
Third, all 2018 race invites have been emailed to those horse/rider pairs who are current SSCF members and assessed in VA in January, or are grandfathered in from racing last year. Please remember, you and your horse need to be a current 2018 SSCF member in order to be invited to race, so join today if you want to race in 2018! Please see the 2018 Condition Book on the website for information on racing sideways through the SSCF.
Last, we have a full schedule of SSCF races for the spring:
Sat, 3/17 - Warrenton Hunt Pt2Pt Races (flat)
Sun, 3/25 - Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds Pt2Pt Races (jumping)
Sat, 3/31 - Green Spring Valley Hunt Pt2Pt Races (jumping)
Sun, 4/15 - Loudoun Pt2Pt Races (flat and jumping)
Sun, 5/13 - Willowdale Steeplechase Races (jumping)
Sun, 5/20 - Potomac Hunt Pt2Pt Races (flat)
We hope to see you at the races and the SSCF's spring events -- it's going to be an exciting year!