Rides & Events
Dear SYVR Members:
It's getting toward the busy Holiday Season and we wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a very safe and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and joy in however you choose to celebrate during this holiday season in this most unusual year.
In addition, we have important year-end business to attend to, so please read the following and respond where needed!
**CANCELLED** SYVR Holiday Party
You've probably heard by now that Santa Barbara County has slipped back into the Purple Tier with the highest level of COVID restrictions. In light of those restrictions, it's with heavy hearts, that the Board has decided to cancel the Holiday Party for 2020.
It's our hope that sustains us, so here's hoping to return to those activities we all enjoy in the New Year!
You will receive a 2021 Santa Ynez Valley Riders Board election ballot in your email. Our by-laws require a member vote on next year's Board and we've tried to make it as easy as possible for all our members to vote. PLEASE fill out your ballot and hit the SEND button to return it by Wednesday, December 9, 2020.
Also...just so you know...any Member can become a Trail Committee Member. We need more people willing to lead our trail rides safely according to the SYVR Trail Rules and maybe even come up with new places to ride. We share the load and your participation usually includes planning trail ride locations with the rest of the Committee at the beginning of the year, and then leading a ride once or twice a year. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!
Memberships Are Due
Just a reminder that, with the turning of the year, membership dues are due by January 1st (membership dues will remain the same for 2021).
Although our riding opportunities are limited, there are on-going membership perks that we SYVR members all enjoy, such as club news, notice of events, trail maintenance/advocacy and support for equestrian-related non-profits. Our fancy website, Facebook page, email and that quick and easy ballot you’ll be receiving for Board elections are all created and updated with the time and talent volunteered by Board members.
What you may not know is that your dues cover what we cannot provide nor do without: on-going administrative expenses such as website hosting and our email account, as well as insurance. Your dues are important!
Won’t you please take a moment and click here for an application, then send in your dues in before time slips away? You would be missed and we want to stay in touch!
Thank you all for your continued patience and support during this crazy year. We hope to see you all soon!
Save the Date!
SYVR Holiday Party December 5th
While we are still hoping to get permission to have more social gatherings, we are currently limited in what we can do as a club based on guidance from the County.
However, your Board is determined to make every effort to have a Holiday Party for our members this year and is planning an abbreviated version of our end-of-year get together on the afternoon of Saturday, December 5th at an as-yet-to-be determined outdoor venue.
Your Board continues to plan the details, and more information will be available as the date approaches.
Please save the date!
Future Monthly Trail Rides Suspended!
Monthly trail rides are suspended until further notice. Please see your email for further details.