Small business happenings November 6, 2013

By Observer staff November 06, 2013 08:13 am
Small business happenings November 6, 2013


Grand Prix dressage exhibition slated

JOSEPH — National dressage competitor and trainer Marina Parris-Woodhead will perform a Grand Prix dressage exhibition Saturday in Joseph.

Parris-Woodhead’s performance is set to music choreographed for her international competitions. She was long-listed for the 2012 London Olympics and recently awarded the U.S. Dressage Federation Region VI Grand Prix Freestyle

A lifelong horsewoman, Parris-Woodhead began her riding career at age 4, progressing through a variety of disciplines, including barrel racing, Western and English pleasure riding, hunter/jumper, and endurance riding before discovering dressage in 1986.

She is the owner and trainer of Hidden Oaks Horses and resides most of the year in Joseph.

“I specialize in creating harmonious partnerships between horse and rider,” said Parris-Woodhead. “It’s more than just my business motto. It’s my joy, my mission, my life.”

The 1 p.m. performance is at Allen Dale’s property on Valley View Road.

Parris-Woodhead will offer private and group lessons in the morning. No previous dressage experience is necessary, and riders of all levels will participate.

The event is sponsored by the EagleCap Chapter of Oregon Dressage Society. For more information on the exhibition or to request a group or private lesson, contact Connie Dunham at Dunham Ranch and Mountain Aire Sport Horses at 541-426-3315.


Furniture shop opens within lumber company

Emmy Kate’s Custom Furniture and Home Decor will host a grand opening and holiday open house from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

The shop is located in the showroom of Cashway Lumber Co., 3205 10th St., in Baker City.

“Get started on your holiday shopping while enjoying some delicious refreshments. It is going to be a great party!” according to the Facebook page created for the shop.

Emmy Kate’s opened Oct. 31 and offers unique handmade home decor, finished and unfinished furniture, re-imagined objects and seasonal items as well as gifts and other merchandise.

Most items are crafted by local artisans. If you don’t see what you want, they can customize it for you.

The proprietor is Chrisanne Hindman, wife of Cashway’s owner, Richard Hindman.

To enter Emmy Kate’s, approach from Cashway parking lot and use the door facing 10th Street or the Cashway entrance.

Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. For details, call 541-523-4422.