BY CASEY COLE
Shadow Riders 4-H Club has had a successful start to the new club year.
They had a few fun rides in November. Unfortunately a couple of the rides, the jumping clinic and the test preparation clinic had to be cancelled due to weather. These will be rescheduled in the spring.
The level 1-3s were able to enjoy a fantastic Jeopardy Challenge clinic held at the Wild Rose Arena, where riders and horses learned lots and built their confidence.
On Dec. 7 they had a Christmas party at Sylvan Lake Curling Centre. They curled for a couple of hours and then had a potluck lunch with pizza. To finish the afternoon, the club had a Chinese gift exchange. It was lots of fun and a great way to spend a very cold Saturday.
At the party they collected food for three Christmas hampers, which were given to Sylvan Lake Community Partners to distribute.
Naomi Akkermans and Emilee Bickley put on a great public speaking clinic for anyone in the club on Dec. 14. Sylvan Lake Multi-club was invited as well as Red Deer West Beef Club.
Club leaders are planning a farrier clinic and a vet clinic in the coming months.
Members are volunteering at Sylvan Lake Bethany Centre for a couple of weekends, helping with baking and playing bingo with the residents.
Preparations are well underway for speeches and presentations which will take place on Feb. 9. The club is looking forward to all the clinics in the New Year