On February 6, in the year 2000,
Due to the overwhelming interest in driving horses, ponies, mules, donkeys and even a goat and llama, interested persons were
invited to a pleasure drive and meeting at the home of Barbara Kroboth and John Lauritzen to discuss the aspects of starting
a driving club in Lake County, California! Topics covered were, membership and interest, establishing a non profit status,
insurance, and a club name.
The enthusiastic response was tremendous and a meeting was set up to establish a club on February 26, 2000 at
The first topic of discussion was choosing a name and a newsletter name! Everyone in attendance put forth their
best ideas, and a final vote resulted in "Hooves And Wheels" as the club name, and "Bits and Traces," as the newsletter name.
It is published 12 times a year. The newsletter is informal and keeps members up to date with club activities and events.
It contains information about other club events and activities, helpful articles and safety tips.
Hooves And Wheels was chosen in part because the letters form the verbal command, "haw," which means "turn to the left."
A hunt was then on to create a club logo.
It was also established that the AMERICAN DRIVING SOCIETY would be our parent organization, and we would strive to follow
their criteria. Dues are due to be paid in January of every year.
Due to the overwhelming generosity of the founding members of Hooves And Wheels, the club started their treasury
This was more than enough to purchase liability Insurance for the club. And it hasn't looked back since.
Meredith Gambrel Lorna Young
Mike Adams Carol Thorn
Blue Pabst Jaxan Christensen
Barbara Kroboth Susan Pabst
Ginny Stark Jo Dee Amaya
Rhonda Lepori Bob Elliot
Bobbie Baken John Lauritzen
Kristi Bloomquist Chuck McKennon
With much enthusiasm, and very little debate, officers were elected to the following positions:
President - Barbara Kroboth
Vice President - Lynn Hughes
Treasurer - Jaxan Christensen
Secretary / Newsletter Editor - Kristi Bloomquist
Club Historian - Mereidith Gamberal
It was decided that dues should be:
$25.00 for a single membership.
$30.00 for a family membership. Family membership includes
spouses and minor children.
Board: Officers will serve as the board members.
Meetings: Will be the 4th Sunday of each month except the month
of December, there will be no meeting.
As time went on a club logo was selected. Several designs were submitted. Half the club liked Barbara
Kroboth's wagon wheel and the other half liked Rhonda Lepori's horse head. It was suggested that the two drawings
be combined into one logo. Therefore, Barbara combined Rhonda's original drawing of the horse head with bridle,
and Barbara's original wagon wheel drawing, and it was accepted with much excitement!
The colors, dark green and yellow were chosen for club colors.
Hooves And Wheels Carriage Club is a non-profit club devoted to the best
interests of the sport of driving Horses, Ponies, Donkeys and Mules to horse drawn vehicles. To educate, promote, motivate
and perpetuate the safe use of the equine in harness for, Pleasure, Recreation and Sport. To provide opportunities for all
levels of drivers to network, and participate in the equine sport of competitive, pleasure, and recreational driving the horse