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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wrangler Rodeo Report

The Turquoise Trail Wrangler 4-H Club was well represented at New Mexico Junior Rodeo Association (NMJRA), 4-H Rodeo and even a few open rodeo's this season. Congratulations to Casey Clark, Shania Borrego and Cade Hermeling who all had outstanding seasons and Matt Flores who is in his first season of Bull Riding. Fellow 4-H Wrangler Cris Iannucci helps prepare Matthew for his first ride at the Pecos Church Rodeo. Matt will be heading to Wagonmound for the Bean Town Labor Day Rodeo, Shania and Casey are just getting back from an outstanding weekend at Mountainair and Cade is practicing in the roping arena for next season. Good luck to our young athletes. We will keep you posted. Below are some photos of our 4-H'rs in action.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Santa Fe County Fair

Well, yes it was pretty early in the morning but our Wranglers turned out for day 2 of our county fair and did a great job providing breakfast for hungry 4-H 'rs and their families. Thanks to Miss. Nancy D. our kitchen manager, Mr. Rick Iannucci along with Mr. Jim Vidamour and son Wyatt on the grill, Miss Angela Flores , Miss Debbie Romero and Miss Connie Mitchell our Breakfast Burrito Queens, Cris Iannucci making cents and sense out of the cash register, Shania Borrego and Matt Flores keeping the coffee and juice flowing,Miss Diane Clare along with Miss Kathy Mueller and Danielle, keeping the pots and pans sparkling, Miss Lorri Bradford and Mariah, (filling in for big sister Jessica away at finals) providing window service with a smile, Miss Mary Sexton along with the Marmon gang led by Miss Judith and Mr. Dave, N'jemena, David, Livingston and Torah keeping up the prep work and our great runners and servers, Brandon Clare and the Mitchell brothers Trey and Sterlin . You all were an awesome team. Uh, I guess we need to open up a restaurant now???

Our very own Turquoise Trail Wrangler with his eyes on the judge, showing us what "Showing" is all about during Goat Showmanship on Thursday. Looks like you learned a lot at Livestock school this year. Good job Brandon!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Club Meeting

Mark your calendar for our next Club Meeting on Sunday, August 30th.

This meeting will be with our good friend and internationally renowned photographer Tony Bonanno. The workshop is for any experience level and you can use any kind of camera, including your old trusty point and shoot! Moms and Dads, you are welcome to bring your camera too!

Tony is famous for his Hooves and Dust series of photos and will show us how to take photos of our horses and horse activities. We will be working cows, running barrels and poles, and other fun stuff with our horses while we are taking turns behind the camera. Of course this will be free to our club courtesy of Mr. Bonanno. Check out his website and see his wonderful work! or

Please RSVP and let us know if you'll be joining us.

Date: Sunday, August 30th, 2009

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Place: Our Turquoise Trail Wranglers Arena

Santa Fe Conty Fair 4-H Horse Show

We have another announcement to share! Our very own TTWrangler Cris Iannucci took First place in the Junior Trail Class on her horse Hollywood, and placed Third in Junior Western Pleasure on her 4-H Futurity colt Stiltz. Congratulations to Cris and to all who worked and trained hard for this show!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Congratulations Matthew!

Hearty congratulations to our very own 4-Her Matthew Flores for taking home 4 awards from this years Spanish Market! Here are his awards:
ST. FRANCIS BASILICA AWARD the excellence in religious award, which the Archbishop chooses that award himself!
COLLECTIONS COMMITTEE AWARDS which is given by museum.

Matthew is not the only talent in his family either, his brother Nicolas Flores won the WINTER MARKET POSTER AWARD!!!

Congratulations you two and keep up the great work!