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March 2018 FRC Member Newsletter

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FRC Scholarship Reminder One of the perks of being an FRC member, is that you are eligible to apply for one of the four $250 Member Scholarships that we award each year. Scholarships can be used in a variety of ways. In the past, they have been used for riders to defer the cost of going to events such as championship competitions, rare educational opportunities, or clinics applicable to your discipline. There are only a few requirements to be considered for a scholarship. You must be a member at the time of your application, and you also must be willing to share the knowledge you gained through your scholarship experience with the club in some way (ideas must be approved by the scholarship committee). This could be a short presentation at one of our seminars, info table or infographic at shows, newsletter report, etc. Want to apply for a scholarship, but not sure if your endeavor would be approved- don’t worry! The application is short, sweet and to the point. If there happens to be an influx of applicants at any deadline, volunteer service to the FRC in the current and preceding membership year will be considered when awarding scholarships. Application deadlines are April 1 st , July 1 st , October 1 st , and January 1 st depending on the date of the event. Any member is eligible to apply! The WEG Volunteer Management Committee is seeking free housing for out-of-town WEG volunteers, both during WEG in September and during the earlier “trial events” being held in April. Volunteers will have the opportunity to request complimentary housing through the online application form. Hosting families will be located regionally within proximity of TIEC. If you are a homeowner and would like more information on how to host a WEG volunteer, please contact volunteerhousing@tryonweg.com.

Spotlight On Our Members FRC’s March Member of the Month is Lilia White, of El Recuerdo. Lilia has been a member of the Foothills Riding Club on and off for around 20 years! She first heard about the FRC through a friend in the area, Dale Gibson. She originally joined in the late 1990’s and even volunteered as the newsletter editor for several years before getting too busy with teaching and training. While Lilia left the club for a short period of time to focus on other aspects of her life, she has always stayed involved in the community through many avenues. Besides having a standard office job, Lilia is a licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master that works on both humans and horses. Lilia is the lead teacher for the Massage Therapy night program at Isothermal Community College and one of the certified instructors for the Groom Elite program at ITCC, as well. Even with her crazy schedule, she still finds time to teach, train the horses at her farm and then travel others to work with their horses, too. Beyond all of this she has an equine appraisal business, White Consulting Enterprises, LLC. They provide Certified Equine Appraisals that comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Lilia has lived in the Landrum area since 2002. She and her family had been looking for property in Landrum for about three years, but could not find the right place (I’m sure we can all relate). Then, one day when they came to see another house in the area and they drove past her [now] farm with a ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard. They got out of the car, peeked in the windows of the house and knew immediately that it was the place! Lilia keeps six of her own horses and boards three others currently. Of her six horses; two are used as lesson horses, two are her competition horses she trained herself, and two are having fun hanging out in the pasture keeping the grass at bay. Her discipline of choice is show jumping, but she was inspired by two of her horses to compete in other disciplines such as Dressage and Hunters. Lilia is originally from Mexico, where she had a decorated career in competitive Show Jumping and was very well known. She has trained with some of the greats including the Mexican Olympians Alberto Valdez, Gerardo Tazzer, and