CSTR Aug 2010

 

Membership Dues

Membership dues for current members must be renewed by April 1st each year.  Even if you don't intend to participate in the August ride, you should renew your dues.  Memberships that lapse will mean that you will need to reapply for membership. 

A link to the membership renewal form is located on the right sidebar.


2017 Ride Dates:

The 2017 June Weekend Ride will be held on June 17 & 18, 2017 at Felton Field, Barre, MA.   Go to the June page for details.

The 2017 August ride will be held on August 5 to 13, 2017.  Arrival time can be any time on Friday.  However, there will be no services, meaning hay and water etc., until Saturday.
 The August Ride location is Hawley MA and the ride managers are Jenn & Gary Omasta.  See the spring newsletter for more information.

New Member Applications:

The membership applications for new memberships are available on the right sidebar.  PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE ALSO REQUIRING PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS TO SEND A PHOTO OF THEMSELVES IN ALONG WITH THE OTHER REQUIRED INFORMATION.  Please be careful to follow the membership application specifications exactly. New members are now not limited to attending the CSTR June weekend ride and may choose to attend another weekend overnight camping ride held by an organization approved by the CSTR BOD.  Please check with the President, Ron Walker if you are unsure of what constitutes an approved ride.

GO to the membership page for more information and download a membership application form.

February Annual Meeting:

The 2017 CSTR Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at the Stubridge Host Hotel, 366 Main Street, Sturbridge MA 01566.  We are shifting to a "banquet" style meeting and meal and a block of rooms has been reserved for those who wish to stay over Saturday night.  See the Annual Meeting Page for more info.

Junior Riders:

We are implementing a procedure to allow members to bring along junior riders on the August ride.  Juniors would include family members such as grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as students and family friends.  The juniors must be accompanied by a medical and liability waiver, be in the custody of a CSTR member and be supervised at all times.

Friends of Members

We are testing a new policy where Friends of CSTR members will be allowed to participate as riders in the August ride.  If the August ride does not fill by June 30, Entry will be opened to friends of CSTR members.  The CSTR member must agree to sponsor and monitor the non-member applicant for the duration of the ride.  Contact President Ron Walker for permission.

A note on deadlines:

Enforcing deadlines is an important part of a successful event.  There is some confusion as to the deadlines we use and our commitment to them.  In an effort to make things easier and still maintain order, we have instituted the following rules:

  • Deadline for the August Ride has been extended to June 30th, and this deadline is final.  Entries must be received by June 30, not postmarked on that date.
  • The wait list has been eliminated and a limited number of new members will be admitted each year who will have an equal opportunity to attend the August ride
  • The number of horse entries is capped at 100 per day and if this number is reached before the June 30 date, it will be enforced over the June 30th cut off.