BCHCAZ Board Meeting – April 5, 2021

Zoom Meeting can be used by a Smartphone.




Roll Call – Quorum

  • President – Craig Ferdig
  • Vice President – Gayle Gardener
  • Secretary – Rene Ferdig
  • Treasurer – Dan Thornhill
  • Membership – Katherine Thornhill
  • Trails – Spike Hicks
  • Sedona – Stephanie Giesbrecht


Approve Agenda:  Approved


  • Financial / Meeting Update – Dan
    • Membership – 77
  • April 18th Stringfield Ride – 9:30 at the Stringfield Trail Head (625, 622, 627-> 625)
  • May Events:
    • Self-Defense on Horseback clinic – Horse Lords May 15th ($150 per rider / $30 audit)
    • Ned Leigh 2-Day Horsemanship Clinic (request for saddle fitting too)- May 8th – 9th ($275 per rider / will determine auditor fee)
  • Bumblebee Update
    • Christina will ensure all trail bosses do pre-rides and use same GPS software
    • JC is interested in being auctioneer
    • Initial meeting had six participants, commitees formed.
  • Sedona Update
    • Sign memo was submitted. Kyle Robb is replacing Forest.  Steph and Joan will continue to work with Chris Johansson.
    • Verde Front fundraising mtg.
    • Steph and Joan would like to show the new trails, plenty of parking at the cattle pens. We can organize a ride in the fall or early summer.
    • Coconino Forest plan – Equestrians are requested to bring pelleted feed only.
  • Grants
    • $25k grant has not yet come in, but no crews will be available (will be assigned to fire duty)
    • Arrow Contractor – Trail Cleanup. If price change over last year > $500, board must approve.
  • Prescott Rodeo
    • Tickets are on sale (full audience)
    • Parade interest? Gayle has till end of May to get application in.  This year’s theme is “History Lives Here”.
    • Bartending? Board says Yes.  Gayle is checking.
  • Groom Creek Horse Camp
    • Susan Johnson not enthusiastic about the clean-up and BCH camping, COVID restrictions may not allow it. Potentially 4/24 if cleanup is allowed.
    • $600 set aside for Powder River Panels and gate are needed. (each enclosure is 3-16’ panels + 10’ panel + gate)
    • Spike will check on replacing a wooden tie-up with a metal one.



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