The Delmarva Chapter is one of the oldest AMBA Chapters in existence. It was established in 1996 at the culmination of a BLM adoption that was held in Harrington, Delaware. Since that time the chapter has been involved in many parades, sponsored several “Fun Days”, Trail Rides, put on educational programs in school (in and out of state), and for several years sponsored the Mid-Atlantic Wild Horse & Burro Show (a 2 day event).
In January 2013 the chapter participated in the finality of Tracy Delp’s Coast to coast ride for a Cancer cure. They met Tracy as she entered Cape Henlopen State Part (Lewes, DE) and rode with her to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.
Other activities involved competing at the First State Coon Hunters Fun Show (March 9). The Milton, DE St. Patrick Day Parade (March 10). The Dover, DE St. Patrick Day Parade (March 16). Attended the Horse Force Hay Bank fundraiser (March 19). Attended the DE Equine Council Scholarship dinner/dance (March 23).
Below are pictures from the Milton St. Patrick Day Parade. Riders in the left picture are (left to right) Robert Van Vorst, Alycia Hovey (President), and Rebecca Adams. Jenifer Wilson (right picture).
Future Chapter Activities:
April 6 Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Ride (annual beach ride fundraiser), Henlopen State Park.
April 6&7 Delaware Horse Expo.
April 19-21 First State Coon Hunters weekend ride, Redden State Forestry facility – (tentative)
April 20-21 Stuart Rybak Horsemanship Clinic, Holly Ridge Farm, Willards, MD
April 27 Holly Ridge Farm Open House
July4 Dover Parade
July Southern States Coop, Milford, DE Open House – Customer Appreciation Day and meet the mustangs.
August 2-4 Extreme Mustang Makeover, NJ
August 24 Harrington Heritage Day
September to be announced
October 27 AMBA Delmarva Chapter trail ride Redden State Forest.
November to be announced
December Annual Christmas Party.
Photos: St. Patrick Day Parade, Dover, DE & Receiving Award at City Council meeting.
Left – right Robert Van Vorst, Hovey, Pres., Debbie Edward, State Coordinator
Left – right Carlton Carey, Mayor Debbie Edwards, Charlotte Grant, Marge Davis, Asha Moon, Alycia Hovey, Robert Van Vorst, Lou Colon, Dir. Downtown Dover Partnership
The chapter normally meets the 4th Monday of the month (January – October) from 6-9 (cover dish dinner 6-7, meeting 7-9). We invite interested parties to come and join us. Ownership of a mustang not required to attend or for AMBA membership.
Please contact us at the above email address for directions to the meeting place.
Come and share in the fun!