Horsemen's Corral April 2018

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The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs: Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club

Mid-Ohio Marauders

Avon Lake Saddle Club

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Black Swamp Driving Club

Northern Kentucky Horse Network

Buckeye Horse Park

Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Ohio Appaloosa Association

Central Ohio Saddle Club Association

Ohio Arabian & All-Breed Trail Riding Society

Central Ohio Wagoneers

Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association

Colorado Ranger Horse Association District One National Show Horse

Ohio Haflinger Association

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Ohio Horseman’s Council

Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.

Ohio Morgan Horse Association Ohio Paint Horse Club

Geauga Horse & Pony Association

Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club

Ohio Ranch Horse Association

Indiana Mounted Regulators

Ohio State Buckskin Association

Keystone Saddle Club

Ottawa County Horse Foundation

Knox County Horse Park

Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Tri-County Trail Association

Massillon Saddle Club

Tri-State Rodeo Association

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Wayne County Saddle Club Western Reserve Carriage Association

The Corral Staff Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email Advertising Consultant ................................................................. Mary Vedda email ............................................................


Features: ............................. Don Blazer, Eleanor Blazer, Bobbie Coalter, ... Debbie Disbrow, Robert Eversole, Steve Lantvit, Jennifer Moshier, ..Terry Myers, Lynn Palm, Wendy Schaffer, Sarah Vas, Stacy Westfall Guests:................................................................Mark Bolender, Nettie Liburt


NUMBER 5 ............................................................................................. MAY 2018 MAY 2018 DEADLINE .............................................................. APRIL 10, 2018

DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO HORSE AND HORSEMEN since 1969 THE HORSEMEN’S CORRAL is published monthly by Horsemen’s Corral, 8283 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. (ISSN 0164-6591). Published as Periodicals at the Lodi Post Office USPS 889-180 with additional entry points Cleveland, OH 44101; Williamsport, PA 17701-9998 and Madison, WI 53714. Periodicals postage paid at Lodi, Ohio, and additional entry offices. Subscriptions: One Year for $30; Two Years for $50; Three Years for $65. Single copies, $3.00. For subscriptions, address changes, and adjustments, write to: Horsemen’s Corral, P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Horsemen’s Corral, P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Manuscripts, drawings, and other material submitted must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. The Horsemen’s Corral cannot be responsible for unsolicited material. MAILING ADDRESS & PHONE: P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254 OFFICE: 419/742-3200 or 330/635-4145


Inside This Issue AHCF Announces Results of 2017 Economic Impact Study .........40 Corral Calendar .............................................................................54 Check Your Fencing Before Spring Arrives ...................................42 The Equine Diet: Fiber First...........................................................34 Farnam Adds Continuous Spray to Proven Fly Protection Brands ..66 If You Dream It, You Can Do It.......................................................30 The Last Ride ..................................................................................8 The New Discipline of Mountain Trail ............................................28 My Horse Anatomy ........................................................................44 Notes from Inside The Corral ..........................................................6 Purina Animal Nutrition Launces Outlast Gastric Support Supplement ...................................................................70 Ride For Real ................................................................................16 Ride In Sync ..................................................................................10 TrailMeister ....................................................................................50 View From the Cheap Seats..........................................................20 The Way of Horses ........................................................................78 Westfall Horsemanship..................................................................38 Club News Avon Lake Saddle Club .................................................................62 Black Swamp Driving Club ............................................................31 Buckeye Horse Park ........................................................................8 Central Ohio Saddle Club Association...........................................32 Classical Attraction Dressage Society ...........................................74 Colorado Ranger Horse Association .............................................70 District One National Show Horse Association ..............................62 Dusty Boots Riding Club................................................................14 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ............................................46 Great Lakes Appaloosa Club .........................................................74 Knox County Horse Park ...............................................................72 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ........................................................66 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ..........................................22 Mid-Eastern Farriers Association...................................................72 Mid-Ohio Marauders ......................................................................70 Northern Kentucky Horse Network ................................................76 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ............................................36 Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club .............................................52 Ohio Arabian & All-Breed Trail Riding Society ...............................24 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. ......................................................82 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ....................................................76 Ohio Paint Horse Club ...................................................................64 Ohio Ranch Horse Association ......................................................12 Ohio State Buckskin Association ...................................................76 Ottawa County Horse Foundation .................................................78 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ....................................................74 Tri-County Trail Association ...........................................................60 Wayne County Saddle Club ..........................................................72 Western Reserve Carriage Association .........................................35 ABOUT THE COVER: Rider navigates an obstacle of International Mountain Trail Challenge Association certified course. Photo by Hal Cook, IMTCA Photographer.


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April 2018



Notes From Inside The Corral


sincerely hope you enjoy the addition of the Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC) newsletter, ‘Horse Power’ enclosed with your April Corral. I encourage you to take the time to look through it and to support OHC. You can learn more about OHC in the newsletter, the County Lines starting on page 82 or by visiting www.ohconline. com. Also, I’d like to welcome some new Corral Clubs; Central Ohio Wagoneers, Ohio Ranch Horse Association and Buckeye Horse Park. I think it is safe to say the ‘season’ has started and it looks like it’s going to be a banner year in the equine industry. Corral feature writer, Jennifer Moshier took the Horsemen’s Corral to the Horse World Expo in Harrisburg, Pa., the first

week in March and had a very successful, well attended show. Jennifer volunteered to pass out the magazine since Joe was announcing a sold out SEBRA Extreme Bulls and Barrels event at Garwood Arena. The second week, Michelle ran a booth in East Lansing for the Michigan Horse Expo while Joe announced the show. Attendance at the event was incredibly high. Another feature writer, Terry Myers was one of the clinicians at the show and both he and his beautiful wife, Amy, were surprised by the numbers they saw there. Feedback from the many tack sales over the last month has been positive as well. Horse enthusiasts all over the region are coming out, spending money and getting ready for 2018. I can’t wait to see what happens at the Hoosier Horse Fair and the Ohio Equine Affaire in April! If the numbers continue, the many shows advertised in the Corral this month may be bigger than ever. Wouldn’t that be good news? More good news is coming out of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA). This is regarding the 2018 International Mountain Trail Challenge

Association (IMTCA), which the Horsemen’s Corral is involved in and supporting. OQHA has announced they will allocate funding towards prizes and recognition for High Point Horses in 12 classes of the IMTCA events held at Creekside Horse Park in Waynesburg, Ohio, in 2018. What is significant about this is the awards will go to ANY BREED of horse that finishes the year with the most IMTCA points. The classes will include youth and adult riders competing ‘In Hand’ and ‘In the Saddle’. You must be a member of OQHA at the time of showing to accumulate points but you do not have to own or ride a Quarter Horse. Awards will be given at the OQHA banquet in February, 2019. Kudos to OQHA for including the entire State of Ohio in this program. I am not aware of another breed association who has reached out to so many people and other breeds. And, OQHA went one step further by inviting IMTCA to the All American Quarter Horse Congress in October with a 11 a.m. Lecture and a 1 p.m. Demonstration on Saturday, Oct. 27. The majority of IMTCA shows in Ohio, including the Regional Championship will be held at Creek Side Horse Park, however, Buckeye Horse

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Buckeye Horse Park

Buckeye Horse Park Schedule for 2018 PRESIDENT, Sally Kish; VICE PRESIDENT, Susan Smith-Gordan; SECRETARY, Amy Klingensmith; TREASURER, Cathy Romack. WEBSITE,

by Sally Kish Buckeye Horse Park has a full schedule of events planned for the 2018 season. MAY 5 — Derby Day Party at the Links MAY 6 — Obstacle Clinic MAY 12 — IMTCA Obstacle Show MAY 19 — BHP Combined Test MAY 20 — Spring Tune Up Clinic JUNE 2 — BHP Hunter Show JUNE 8-10 — Tri-State Region

USPC Dressage and Show Jump Rally JUNE 17 — BHP Ranch Horse Show JUNE 23-24 — Up and Over Hunter Show JULY 7-8 — BHP Open Show I and II JULY 20 — Twilight Jumpers JULY 22 — BHP Ranch Horse Show AUG. 11 — BHP Hunter Show AUG. 18 — IMTCA Obstacle Show SEPT. 8 — BHP Hunter Show SEPT. 15 — BHP Hunter Pace SEPT. 22-23 — Up and Over Hunter Show SEPT. 29 — Survivor Run NOV. 3 — Holiday Party and Awards Banquet - A La Carte

arena. Send in your reservation for $60 per person to Buckeye Horse Park, c/o Sally Kish, 4370 West Middletown Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406. We have something for everyone including two IMTCA Obstacle Shows that are qualifiers for

the Finals. A Hunter Schooling series with year end awards. Twilight Jumpers will be held for the second year at Buckeye. We have trails for trail riders. For more information about any of our events go to our website,

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Our first event is the Derby Day at The Links in Columbiana, Ohio. All proceeds will go towards our goal of an indoor

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April 2018



Ride In Sync

A Horse’s Personality Affects How They Learn by Terry Myers We tend to think of training a horse in terms of the physical goals; that slow lope, the sliding stop, the smooth as silk lead change. But the physical actions are the result of mental training. Horse training is more than getting a desired action. It is teaching a horse to accept learning. Once you have that, you can teach them to do just about anything that is within the scope of their physical capabilities. One of the first things I do when working with a new horse is get an understanding of what they know and don’t know as well as how receptive they are to being taught. Some horses have never learned to give to pressure, be respectful of a person’s space or be receptive to learning new things. Some horses get scared when asked to learn something new and feel that they must protect themselves, some get mad because they are not used to being asked to do anything (these are


the spoiled ones), while others just brace and wait for it all to be over because they are so used to being pulled on. I take nothing for granted when I start working with a new horse; I just try to get a feel for what they know and where they are mentally. Many times, the first few weeks might be just getting them to respect my space and give to pressure. These two things, as simple as they sound, are the basis for everything else. The foundation for training a horse is applying pressure correctly, then rewarding at the appropriate time. The horse learns not by the application of pressure, but by the release of the pressure as the reward. Timing of the release is critical. “Ride the feet” is what I always tell people. When you are riding and asking for a desired action, a change in the cadence or softening of the

feet is usually the first sign that a change has occurred. Releasing pressure at that point should be the reward that tells the horse he has made the correct choice. By doing the same action over and over, the horse builds their mental understanding as well as the muscle strength to perform the requested action. If you don’t release pressure at the correct time, what you are really teaching them is to pull against your pressure. Remember, pressure is not only your lead rope or reins, but it is also your leg and your seat. Once I have a horse used to learning (they understand pressure and are starting to give to pressure without getting upset, worried or belligerent), I still have to understand the horse’s individual personality. You have the horses that are sensitive and can over react to their environment. Some horses are more stubborn and bull headed, these constantly question you and don’t mind disagreeing with you. I have some bold horses that will work their heart out for you if they can understand what you are asking of them. Others are mostly willing but will get out of work if they can, kind of like some people I know! All of these types of horses can be good partners given the right type of training and the right human partner. Training goes way beyond the saddle and bridle. It starts on the ground, in the stall, in the cross ties, anywhere that you interact with your horse. I wanted to share something I started doing to ensure that I have control and respect at all times, including when I am turning out/turning loose my horses. I teach my horses to lower their heads when asked. This is a submissive gesture that is valuable for a variety of situations. Before I turn a horse loose, whether for turn out or in their stalls, I ask them to lower their heads (ears close to level of my waist). Then I slip the halter off, rubbing down their face with the palm of my hand before I walk off. It’s amazing the way they stand there for a few seconds before walking off. This has eliminated that ripping away

Training goes way beyond the saddle and bridle.


Terry Myers from me to run off. All it took was just a little time and patience to teach them to lower their head. This process puts the horse in a submissive state of mind which took away the anxiety of running away from me. This is training for the personality and instincts of the horse. I wrote this article with the hope that some readers will think more about how their horse thinks and how it may affect the way they learn. Training horses is about respecting and understanding the mental state of the horse, then training them based on their personality and their ability. Not every horse is mentally or physically capable of doing a 30-foot slide or jumping a 5-foot fence. But most can be a good partner, as long as we have a realistic understanding of their mental state of mind and their physical abilities. If you have goals that don’t fit your horse’s mental and physical abilities, perhaps you need to divorce your horse and get one that is a better fit. Life is too short and this ‘hobby’ is too expensive to force your horse into a partnership for which he is not suited. To the point of this article… horses don’t make mistakes, people do! You become a better trainer when you try to understand how your horse thinks. Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 50 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ RideIn-Sync Horsemanship methods as well as clinics and training services available, visit Myers at and on Facebook. April 2018

April 2018



Ohio Ranch Horse Association

New Charter to the ARHA Come Join Our Family PRESIDENT, Amy Roberts; VICE PRESIDENT, Simone Marshall; TREASURER, Teri Zachariah. PHONE, 740/819-8446; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Simone Marshall Good Afternoon Ohio! Coming soon to Henderson Arena in beautiful Jackson, Ohio, a new charter to American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA)—We are Ohio Ranch Horse Association (ORHA) and so proud to be here! We are here to provide a program and a place to promote the abilities of the all-around versatile Ranch Horse, with a



focus on having shows that are fun, affordable and designed to educate and improve the horse and rider! All ORHA events, programs and services are geared towards the Ranch Horse enthusiast with assorted classes for every level of rider— Youth, Novice Amateur, Amateur, Open and Limited classes for the new Ranch rider! We have a huge variety of classes that range from Cutting, Boxing and Working Cow Horse to Reining, Showmanship, Conformation and Ranchmanship! Please enjoy the preview of our showbill in this issue of the Corral! Visit us on Facebook and our website,, and learn all about our club and why you should join us in 2018 and be a part of the growing Ranch Horse family!

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Dusty Boots Riding Club

New Additions for 2018 PRESIDENT, Holly Carr; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Jason Brown; TREASURER, Donna Rohrer; SECRETARY, Deb Koffel; EMAIL, WEBSITE, www.

by Holly Carr Dusty Boots has added new classes to our regular class lineup. First new class is Advanced

Lead Line! Riders aged 5 to 8 can now have a class of their own to enter if they are not ready for walk-trot classes. Our regular Lead Line class (ages 6 and under) will remain the same. Advanced Lead Line is a stepping stone into walk-trot. Unlike our regular lead line class, these riders are also eligible for showmanship and halter classes (age and breed appropriate). Riders still have a handler that will lead you from a distance or just stand and walk with you at a distance. You

will enter the ring one at a time (similar to halter class), walk to cone A, jog/trot to cone B and stop. Riders will then go to the rail to be judged at a walk. See rulebook for more details. More classes that will be at all NEOHA shows this year is Open and Non-Pro Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Riding. These two classes have been separated in to Open (any age/professional status) and Non-Pro All Ages (no trainers/ professionals). All shows that will be held in Jefferson this year will also have two Slot classes (English Pleasure and Western Pleasure) and a Team Tournament. More information on these two events will be available on our website soon. We hope these new additions to the shows will be fun for all. We have some great prizes lined up for this year! Equestrians With Disabilities (EWD) classes are going to be added classes to most of the NEOHA show this year as well.

With these classes not being part of our regular line-up, they may not be offered at all NEOHA shows. For the first year, we are offering EWD Showmanship, EWD Walk-Trot Horsemanship and EWD Walk-Trot Pleasure. Please check website for more information and for documents that must be signed by your doctor and trainer/parent. Don’t forget, we are starting a Youth Group back up this year! Contact Sarah Fabian, 330/6470230 for more information. The first meeting will be April 21. Our goal for the group is to have all the youth meet each other outside of showing, have fun together, make friends and to learn more about horses. No need to have a horse or to show horses to be in this group. Please let Sarah know if you plan to attend the meeting so we have enough supplies and seating. Congratulations to all 2017 exhibitors and good luck to all in 2018!

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April 2018



Ride For Real

Mastering Trail Obstacles by Steve Lantvit All too often I have a student tell me, “I just trail ride.” But, creating a willing horse does not just matter in the show arena, it needs to be established in all aspects of your relationship with your horse. The three components that are required to create an alpha role for the rider, is to establish forward movement, redirect movement and inhibit movement. In trail riding it is the loss of forward movement that the problem lies in. There is no possible way to desensitize the horse to all that he may see on the trail, so we need to have a relationship were we, as alpha, direct the horse at or over an obstacle and they go willingly. If the forward movement has been established and practiced the horse begins to understand that nothing will happen and a trust starts to build. The more we practice, the more trust builds, and so on. Setting up for success is the


single most important step of training, whether for fast spins or a wooden bridge out on trail. Start small and build from there. A single ground pole in the round pen and free lunging the horse is a good starting point. Be careful not to crowd the horse or to push too fast and usually, in a few minutes, the horse will start to go over the ground pole. This simple exercise helps establish trust that you were not going to hurt or force him which helps set him up for success for that log crossing out on the trail. Once the horse can do this without the rider, go ahead and saddle the horse and repeat the exercise mounted. The ground pole can be exchanged with any obstacles such as tarps, barrels, sheets of plywood, anything you can think of. The key in this whole exercise is the forward movement and what to do when you lose it. On the ground or in the saddle the one thing that remains the same is never force the horse to do anything. Be firm, but not

forceful. Learn the difference. I like to think of it like this; the relief is the obstacle, and as long as the horse’s feet are moving forward and he is trying, I’m happy. If the movement stops or changes direction I re-direct and encourage him forward with gentle bumps with my legs or my hands. I like to think of myself for the first time on a high dive— would I want someone pushing or rushing me? A few extra minutes in the beginning will save a lot of time down the trail. Remember, we are building trust, and it is the trust that will later get you over that log or water crossing with no visible bottom. The forward movement makes it possible to direct and guide our horses but it is the trust and the faith that we have established that holds it all together. Award-winning trainer/instructor/ clinician, Steve Lantvit, holds multiple World Champion and Reserve titles in Ranch Horse competitions. Steve believes in


Steve Lantvit training versatile, well-rounded, capable horses and riders through confidence, mutual respect, and solid communication. He promotes versatility through cross-training and a variety of experiences to improve both performance and attitude in the show pen or out on the trail. Steve provides training, instruction, and conducts clinics year round at his facility in LaPorte, Ind., and other locations across the US. Steve’s knowledge and expertise is shared nationwide, on his TV show, “Steve Lantvit, Sure in the Saddle” on RFD-TV, Thursdays at 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST. Visit for more information.

April 2018

April 2018



Wayne County Saddle Club

Shows held at the “Hollow” • 4200 Overton Road • Wooster, OH 44691 Route 30 to Fry Rd., turn north to stop, go right then quick left on 302. Go approx. 1.5 miles turn right on Overton Road then 2.6 miles on the left just after McAfee Rd.

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Walk Trot Adult Walk Trot Small Fry Youth Open 30 & Over Jackpot Exhibition

Entry $3.00 $5.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $5.00 $15.00 $3.00

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2018 Open Contest Shows April 28 • May 19 • June 2 • July 14 August 25 • September 22 All shows start at 10 a.m.

Walk Trot Walk Trot Walk Trot Walk Trot

Stakes Poles Barrels Ball Race

Speed classes will not start before Noon

*5. Small Fry Ball Race *6. Youth Ball Race *7. Open Ball Race

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Small Fry Stakes Youth Stakes Open Stakes Open Flags Open Down and Back Exhibition Poles Small Fry Poles Youth Poles Open Poles

Payback Ribbons for 1st-5th (18 and under as of Jan. 1) $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (19 & over as of Jan. 1) $1.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (12 & under as of Jan. 1) $2.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (18 & under as of Jan. 1) $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% $10.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% 2 minute time limit

For More Info.: VP Contest Tricia Crilow (330) 763-4564 President Charlene Clark (330) 317-2273

YEAR-END AWARDS: Must be a member. Must show more than half of the shows in that class and work 4 hours by working at a Contest show, Pleasure show, Fun show or other approved club activity. If under 18 years old a representative may work your hours. If 18 years old as of January 1st you must work your own 4 hours. Grounds Fee: $4 per horse for non-members. Member applications available at entry booth. Scratches will result in loss of entry fees unless validated by a veterinarian. Walk-Trot horse rider combination may not enter canter classes. Adult (19 & over) Walk-Trot will be run in the same class as youth (18 & under), but will be placed separate. Points accumulate per horse/rider combination only.

2018 Fun Shows

April 13 • May 4 • May 25 • June 8 June 29 • July 20 • August 3 August 31 • October 5 • October 19 Shows start at 7 p.m.

Must wear T-shirts, Jeans, and Boots. No Tank Tops!

*17. 30 & Over Poles 18. Jackpot Poles Added Money 19. Exhibition Barrels *20. Small Fry Barrels *21. Youth Barrels *22. Open Barrels *23. 30 & Over Barrels 24. Jackpot Barrels Added Money


1. Jackpot Barrels $5 only one run 50% payout 2. Stakes 10 Must have 3. Down & Back Only $1 per run e th in r more ! o 4. Flags t class to ge 5. Cake Walk payout! PAYOUT: 6. Mystery 1st place $4 • 2nd place $3 • 3rd place $2 • 4th place $1 7. Poles For More Info.: Leanne Louive (330) 844-4041 8. Barrels

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October 13-14

• FREE Fun Show on Saturday • Christian entertainment Sat. evening • Worship Sunday morning • Horse activities Sunday afternoon

For information call (419) 468-3012 or (330) 607-5106

Neither Wayne County Saddle Club nor any of its representatives will assume responsibility for any loss due to accident, injury, or theft suffered. WCSC reserves the right to combine, split or cancel any class. Points accumulate per horse/rider combination only. Please: No alcohol beverages on the grounds. All dogs must be tied or on a leash and in the hands of a responsible person. Boots/Pants/T-shirts or sleeved shirts required while in arena. Not cut-offs or tank tops. All rules are available at the entry booth. Excessive animal abuse will not be tolerated and will be grounds for removal and/or loss of membership. Wayne County Saddle Club reserves the right to combine, split or cancel any classes.



April 2018

Wayne County Saddle Club

Shows held at the “Hollow” • 4200 Overton Road • Wooster, OH 44691 Shows begin at 10 a.m.

Route 30 to Fry Rd., turn north to stop, go right then quick left on 302. Go approx. 1.5 miles turn right on Overton Road then 2.6 miles on the left just after McAfee Rd.

2018 Pleasure Open Point Shows

April 21 • May 5 • June 23 • July 21 • August 18 • September 1 JUDGES: April 21: Sheri Napier • May 5: TBA June 23: Stephanie Reith • July 21: TBA Aug. 18: Brandy Napier • Sept. 1: TBA

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Jackpot Open Halter H/P Open Halter Jackpot Showmanship Leadline & Small Fry Showmanship 8 & Under Showmanship 19 & Over Showmanship 14-18 Showmanship 9-13 Leadline 8 & Under H/P, E/W 15 MINUTE BREAK Small Fry W/T Horsemanship 8 & Under E/W Small Fry W/T Pleasure 8 & Under E/W Open W/T Schooling Jackpot W/T Pleasure E/W W/T 14 & Over Pleasure E/W

(Rain Date: Sept. 29) 14. W/T 13 & Under Pleasure E/W 15. W/T 14 & Over Horsemanship/Eq. PA ApprovC REGULAR CLASS FEE: 16. W/T 13 & Under Horsemanship/Eq. ed! $5. Rosettes 1st-5th. 30 MINUTE BREAK JACKPOT CLASS FEE: $10. 17. Leadline Trail 8 & Under 40%, 30%, 15%, 10%, 5% 18. Open W/T Trail Jackpot classes are not year-end award classes. 19. Open Trail all ages (w-t-c) $4 Grounds Fee - Non Members. 20. Open Schooling Class (w-t-c) No cross entering: Small Fry —Leadline — 21. Jackpot English Pleasure W/T — Canter with the exception of classes #12 and #31. 22. English Pleasure 19 & Over 23. English Pleasure 18 & Under YEAR-END POINTS: Must be a member before year-end points will count. Must show in the class 24. English Equitation 19 & Over at 4 out of 6 shows. Must work 4 hours at a 2018 25. English Equitation 18 & Under W.C.S.C. function. Riders over the age of 18 must work their hours. 15 MINUTE BREAK 26. Open Schooling Class (w-t-c) Back # goes with Horse & Rider Combination. Keep the same # for the year. 27. Open Ranch Horse Pleasure 28. Jackpot Western Pleasure All dogs must be on a leash. No alcoholic beverages. Concession Stand on grounds. 29. Western Pleasure 19 & Over 30. Western Pleasure 18 & Under For More Information 31. Jackpot Open W/T Horsemanship/Eq. Katy Amstutz 32. Western Horsemanship 19 & Over (419) 651-7892 33. Western Horsemanship 18 & Under

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April 2018



View From the Cheap Seats

Fools of April by Sarah Vas I always say that Ohio has 17 seasons. We have six weeks of good weather and they’re not in a row. Winter can’t decide if it’s a frozen tundra or a warm-ish, muddy mess. This past “Winter” (did you catch my sarcastically overdone air quotes?) didn’t stray from my expectations. January bogarted February’s game, pummeling early with persistent snowfall and painfully frigid temps. February was pouty because January stole its thunder and responded with rainy stretches peppered between rapid temperature fluctuations and feeble snowfall. March busted in with threats of making right on February’s half-hearted attempts at a real winter but, as March tends to suffer its own identity crisis, its snow forecast was all wretch and no vomit. I’m either very resilient or completely foolish keeping horses in Ohio. Thankfully, the April sights and

smells always pull this grumbly Ohioan out of her long johns and into the sun. Here’s my solid summary of indicators proving I’ve survived another manic Ohio multiple personality “season” (yeah, I air-quoted that, too). 1. A Glowing Orb in the Sky —That’s called the Sun, guys! In case you’re wondering, yes, we’re all gravely deficient in vitamin D. If it weren’t for my freckles, I’d be see through. When the cloudy gloom finally abates, I try to expose my pasty white skin often and early, although I fail every summer to avoid tank top tan lines and my jeans-clad legs can’t remember what shorts feel like. 2. Shedding Season—This cosmic event means more to horse people than Ground Hog Day. Joy rings out across the Midwest as fellow barn mates pluck wayward hairs from winter-scalded, chapstick-slathered lips. Equestrians shriek with delight to anyone who’ll listen, “They’re shedding!

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They’re Shedding! The Horses Are Shedding!” 3. Layering is Out—Speaking of shedding, Ohioans relish the molting of long john layers and second pairs of socks. We prance around gleefully in T-shirts at the first 55-degree day. Liberation from our snug underlayers evokes an awkwardly airy yet welcomed loose pants sensation for the first time since Halloween. 4. Mud—Yes, our clay soil, poor drainage, and relatively flat terrain leaves spring not without struggles. Equestrians everywhere keep an eagle eye on paddocks for those first patchy, dry spots, releasing the herd at any opportunity even for a single afternoon. We’ve been checking the hourly forecast since Thanksgiving and spring turn out time hinges upon whether any inevitable drizzle will set back the ground-drying process for another week. 5. Renewed Enthusiasm for Ibuprofen—It’s tough to carve out riding time when Ohio winter demands so much time spent keeping everything and everybody from freezing solid. Any moment not spent defrosting our toes is spent shoving those toes into stirrups, once April dawns. One can ascertain any Equestrian’s age bracket and neglected saddle time based solely by the pill-count and milligrams per dose of the antiinflammatory bottle clutched by the equestrian in question. You’d think we’d be in much hardier condition, what with lugging through the whole winter under 33 pounds of clothing. 6. Daylight Savings Time—I know many debate whether it’s necessary but as long as my calendar sports this pivotal marker, I will continue my crawl towards that revered overnight phenomenon I call the magical adjusting-of-the-evening’s-sunset switch-a-roo. January 1 signifies my Ohio winter halfway point. Daylight Savings Time signifies the end of my Ohio winter marathon. Leaping forward means it’s time to get busy and have fun in the late day sun. 7. Birds—Robins, cardinals, house finches, starlings, killdeer, and barn swallows scatter nesting debris, stolen eggs, featherless pink babies, and bird poop everywhere. Water buckets and


Sarah Vas troughs become tiny Bermuda Triangles of wayward bird souls lost at sea.…yuck. 8. Kittens—Barn cats producing droves of bastard babies that wreaking havoc in riding arenas and in the lives of parental push overs in every lesson barn. 9. No Fly Zone—In Ohio, there is a beautifully slim window when the sun warms the earth but the bugs haven’t fullblown hatched yet. By the time June hits, the fly varieties have emerged and the pony pestering begins. But spring? Blissful, flyfree trail rides, peaceful pasture play, and barely a spritz of fly spray to be inhaled. 10. Hay Talk—Will it rain? Is this a drought year? What’s hay cost this summer? Is delivery extra? Is the football team doing two-a-days yet or can the boys stack hay this summer? Why can’t high school kids keep up with equestrians twice their age in a 100-degree hay loft? Why can’t the cotton pickin’ hay elevator break a drive belt on the last wagon, not the first? Who let that dumb football player load the cotton pickin’ elevator and why can’t he do it without popping twine, dropping bales off the side, or breakin’ the conveyor chain!? These questions are hotly debated with great seriousness at the first sign of green grass. 11. Bath Time—Wash racks are abuzz with diligent scrubbing and scouring of every animal, until whichever runs out first, the hot water, the horse’s patience, or the washer’s back. Wrinkled fingertips sport the telltale purpleblue stains of whitening shampoos left on far too long in hopes of disguising the yellowed neglect of winter tails. From under fingernails wafts the distinctive scent of sheath smegma, many equestrians too pleasure drunk inhaling warm breezes to remember the rubber dish gloves from under the kitchen sink. 12. Equine Affaire—Ah, yes, Ohio’s annual mecca of equine delights. Seasoned attendees


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and horse newbies alike always scrounging the schedule for new and interesting educational topics, the product booths for the latest grooming gadgets, and the meet-and-greets hoping to interact with their favorite clinicians or equine superstars. Give me a wave if you see me wandering around this year’s event. I’ll be the blindingly white-skinned girl smelling of Excalibur, buying fly spray by the gallons, and fondling the fancy new hay elevators at the Cashman’s booth!

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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

First June Ride Approaching Fast PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow; 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis; SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss; TREASURER, Mindy Ellis; WEBSITE, www.mtra. org; EMAIL,; PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Jan Wolfin The MTRA March Annual Banquet was held March 24 at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, Mich. A great time was had by all. We started by spending Saturday afternoon gathering in the Wexford room to visit with friends, talking about the fun on last year’s rides and making plans for the 2018 ride season. The evening started with a delicious buffet meal followed by our annual general membership meeting. Stuart Neils, of the MDNR, gave a very interesting and informative presentation about his work in GPSing the equestrian trails in Michigan, including the Michigan Riding and Hiking Trail. We are looking forward to having this project

completed and having a map of the trail online for everyone to have. Five Board of Director members were elected to serve 3 year terms. Congratulations to these five hard working volunteers. We ended the evening by listening and dancing to the music of McCarn Entertainment. Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” This may be true but, “In the Spring, a MTRA member’s fancy strongly turns to thoughts of riding through the woods in Northern Michigan on their beloved mount, sitting around a campfire with good friends and participating in fun activities on a MTRA ride. Spring has arrived and it is time to start getting ready for the May Blossom Ride. The MTRA Board of Directors has changed the format for this ride. All five days (May 17-May 21) will be at the Luzerne Trail Camp. Ride registration deadline is May 7 so get your paperwork and ride fee ($10 per night) into the MTRA office. You can print a form from


our website,, or register and pay with pay pal at our website or call the office at 989/723-1425 and a form will be mailed to you. Remember, if you do not pre-register, you can still drop in on the ride by registering with the trail boss and paying $12.50 per night. Your 2018 membership must be current to drop into a ride. There are several circle rides from the Luzerne Trail Camp that are true ‘circle’ rides. You leave camp on one trail and come back to the camp on a different trail having made a circle and without having to turn around and ride back on the same trail. The trail boss can help you with marking them on your map. If you forget your maps or have lost them, the trail boss will have copies of our new (2017 edition) that you can purchase for $10. There are lots of other activities (shopping, canoeing, kayaking, 4 wheeler and side by side riding on the ORV trails, fun-dining at local restaurants) in the Luzerne area once you have ridden for the day or if you want to give your horse


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a day off. So bring your friends and family for a great relaxing vacation with your horse. May 31 starts the MTRA First June Ride across the state. This is a ‘get-er-done’—ride everyday for 10 days—trek from Lake Huron at Oscoda to Lake Michigan at Empire. Rain or shine, for 10 straight days, our MTRA First June riders get up in the morning, break camp, move their rigs to the next camp, set up camp, take the bus back to their horse and ride the distance to the next camp. What a great feeling of accomplishment every rider has when they ride onto the beach and into the waters of Lake Michigan. Each and every rider is so proud of their horse for completing this ride. Those many hours in the saddle create a special bond between rider and horse. If you are interested in joining MTRA for one of these fun rides or would like more information about MTRA, contact the MTRA Secretary at 989/723-1425 or by sending an email to Think spring and Happy Trails.

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Dog Walk — 9:30 a.m. Horse Trail Ride — 12 p.m. 5K “Pink Glow Run” — 8:15 p.m.

The event is in honor of Denise Tebbe, an amazing woman, whom touched many hearts across Hancock County. She was a teacher who never stopped QUESTIONS? teaching, even after she retired. Denise Contact the race director at was involved with Hancock County Horse & Dog 4-H clubs for over 30 years. We are seeking sponsors to help us to continue her legacy and keep the scholarship available to Hancock County 4-H youth. Scholarships have been awarded in Denise’s honor to high school students for college use since her passing in 2014. Donations are accepted. Hancock County Junior & Senior Horse Council is striving to continue this memorial scholarship fund. Denise always believed in “paying it forward” and lived by example. She encouraged everyone around her to “always take a negative and make a positive.” This scholarship is awarded to well deserving 4-H youth that exhibit these qualities and exhibit leadership abilities. Last year we were able to raise enough money to extend the scholarship another 5 years and we added a second scholarship. In 2018 we will be giving out 2 scholarships to Hancock County 4-H Youth that have showed a horse or dog project for 3 years. HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

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Ohio Arabian & All-Breed Trail Riding Society

OAATS Ride Schedule on Website PRESIDENT, Mollie Krumlaw-Smith; VICE PRESIDENT, Mickie Newnam; SECRETARY, Maureen Fehrs, DVM; TREASURER, Bill Cameron; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Tina S. Ponder Deer Creek Lodge and Convention Center proved to be an amazing venue for OAATS’ 2017 Awards Banquet, so much so we will be going back for 2018’s Awards Banquet. This was Kristin Puett’s first year in charge of the awards and with the feedback from our members, Kristin went above and beyond their expectations. Jessie Kampa from Beta Tack did an awesome job with everyone’s break away halters, bridles, and collars. As an added bonus, the first 10 members to book a room received a pair of reflective leg bands. Just Inked in Xenia handled all of the beautiful trophies, plaques and name plates. Also, the embroidery on the jackets, lawn chairs, coolers, and rump blankets.

Here are some highlights on those recognized for their accomplishments. 2017 TOP MILEAGE HORSE OVERALL MILEAGE: Praise the Lord - 500 miles, Kellie Moore, Fryman; The Perfect Angel, 475 miles, Morgan Loomis; Wee Willy Whisper, 475 miles, Shannon Loomis. ENDURANCE MILEAGE: Praise the Lord, 500 miles, Kellie MooreFryman; BKR Poetry N Moshahn, 400 miles, Karrie Bruskotter; The Perfect Angel, 450 miles, Morgan Loomis. COMPETITIVE MILEAGE: LW Raajas, 310 miles, Sandra Wright; Samaha Gameela, 310 miles, Ken Wright; Players Choice, 25 miles, Don Fehrs. LD MILEAGE: GKA Quicksilver, 330 miles, Mary Chmielewski; FW Farih Magnum, 300 miles, Noelle Snyder; Central Park CCF, 210 miles, Leah Palestrant. OAATS ENDURANCE HORSE AWARD: The Perfect Angel, ridden by Morgan Loomis. OAATS HORSE OF THE YEAR: SR Ima Bit O Magic, ridden by Kelly Frank. OAATS CHALLENGE CUP: The Perfect Angel, Morgan Loomis. ENDURANCE BEST CONDITION: The Perfect Angel, Morgan Loomis. LD BC AWARD: TJs MI Royal Louie, ridden by Kristin Puett.

DUG MURRAY AWARD: Jinnifer Plummer. RIDE MANAGER JACKET: Mollie Krumlaw-Smith. We had several riders hit some impressive mileage milestones: 14,000 MILES: Denise Tudor-Hayes. 11,000 MILES: Amy Yatsko. 10,000 MILES: Mary Mast. 9000 MILES: Shannon Loomis. 7000 MILES: Robert Plummer. 5000 MILES: Morgan Loomis. 3000 MILES: Sandra Wright.

There were 13 Trail Horse Awards for 300 miles in one season, our members were tearing up some trails! Speaking of tearing up some trails, OAATS has their ride schedule posted on their website,, below is a quick look at what’s coming up. Please go to OAATS’ website or AERC’s website for further details.

JUNE 23-24 — The Black Sheep Boogie, Must pre-enter. JULY 14-15 — Cracked OAATS Crunch. AUG. 18-19 — Abi-Khan + Challenge Endurance Rides. SEPT. 22-23 — Salamonie Stomp. NOV. 10 — Gobble Til’ You Wobble. Must pre-enter—limited entry. There will be a few more added to the schedule, we are waiting on sanctioning. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our Board Members, their emails are listed on our website. Happy Trails!

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The New Discipline of Mountain Trail

Obstacle Safety Many horse owners are dragging their horses out of winter retirement and hitting the obstacle courses. Upon hearing of an obstacle that failed I would recommend that each obstacle be inspected for safety before riding. Now that mastering obstacles in Mountain Trail is sweeping across the globe we see many obstacles that have been constructed in an unsafe manner and or are not being maintained. Before riding on any obstacle do a visual check and look for the following: Cracked, rotten and or broken boards, evidence of the obstacle being unstable and soft ground. Here are a few tips to look for in your safety check on just a few obstacles. Tires—Make sure the gravel is packed to a point where a horse can’t get a foot down in them. You want to prevent the horse from stumbling, pulling a shoe or breaking a leg. Balance Beams—Check to see if all the boards are solid and designed to bear the weight of a horse. If it is setting on the ground make sure that it is secure and will not tip over. If it is raised off the ground the foundation needs to be at least 3 feet in the ground and set in concrete. Check to see if the foundation material is made of pressure treated material or steel. If they are not treated they may be rotten

Bridges—If you see signs of any rot stay off of it. Take a look under it and see if it is properly constructed. What you are looking for is a solid support structure made of pressure treated lumber or steel. As the bridges get longer and higher the risk becomes greater. I was called to check out a bridge that they said “just did not look right” on the phone. Upon checking the bridge it indeed was not right for the uprights were bowing out and the bridge was near collapse. They knew that each square inch of the 4x4 post would support 1,500 lbs. so their math was correct in the amount of post that they used and the weight it would carry but the mistake they made was the post was not braced in anyway, plus they piled dirt next to it and this caused the post to fail. When you look under a bridge if you see any boards or beams that are bending in any manner do not ride the bridge. If the bridge is made of treated telephone poles and is spanning 20 to 30 feet you will notice 1 to 2 inches of deviation which is acceptable and still safe. If you notice more movement than this, do not ride on the bridge. If you see rot in the poles then avoid the bridge. Suspension Bridges—These swinging bridges are becoming more common but many have failed. Check to make

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and the balance beam will fail. A raised balance beam must be a solid 6x18 inch beam and or engineered in such a manner as to hold the weight of the horse and rider. Water Obstacles—have become very popular and are being built with very little thought given to safety. Find out if a foundation of gravel was put in the pond when it was constructed. This will prevent a horse from becoming stuck in the mud. This can become critical if you are loping through the pond. Teeter Totters—This is the number one obstacle that we have seen fail from lack of proper construction. Check to see that all the boards are solid on the top and it has at least four 2x6 boards or three 4x6 post underneath for support with a top made of at least 1 ½ inch boards. Small Turn Around Obstacles—The obstacle must be stable and not move or tip regardless of where the horse steps or stands on it. Check to see that all boards are sound and well supported underneath. Support board for 2 inch top boards must be every 16 inches underneath in order to support the weight and be safe. 28

sure that the boards are all solid and in good condition. If the bridge has sides on it make sure that it is constructed in such a manner that if the horse slips it can’t get a hoof caught. Recently a horse caught a hoof on a bridge with an improperly installed wire mesh barrier on the side and the horse put a hoof between the bridge and wire barrier. The result was a disaster for horse and rider. These are just a few safety things to check out before using trail obstacles. Be safe and have fun. Bolender Blessing and happy trails. Mark and Lee Bolender are avid horse enthusiasts and are the founders of the IMTCA. Mark currently serves as the IMTCA President. Visit to learn more. The Bolender’s also offer trail course design, clinics and lessons through Bolender Horse Park. For the details, please contact Lee at or visit


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Lead Line

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OQHA Trail Ride & Annual IMTCA Trail Challenge 2 High Point Awards Ribbons 1st-5th, Prizes and IMTCA Regional Qualifier • Mini Level 1, 2 • Lead Line • Novice (In Hand & Riding)




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Classes are only $25 each or $20 if showing more than one a day. Also come enjoy the trails and awesome entertainment by JOE COALTER! Judge is IMTCA Certified Kelly Chapman. Ribbons given each day 1st - 5th, High Point Awards given by OQHA for all OQHA members. High Point Belt Buckles given from Creek Side Horse Park, and Over All High Point Awards given by Western Rustique. $1000 Added Money to Saturday given by OQHA! Also an Over All High Point Youth & Adult will be given. Certified event for IMTCA member year-end awards and Regional Qualifier. Silent Auctions, Live Auctions, Chinese Raffles & GUN Raffles Saturday night with live entertainment! Gamblers Choice is $35 to enter with extra payout. (There will not be a Junior horse class at this show.)

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If You Dream It, You Can Do It

Wearing My Hat and Boots by Jennifer Moshier As the flowers start blooming, the grass is greening up and it’s time for Pennsylvania Horse Expo, Equine Affaire, Hoosier Horse Expo and the countless other spring equine gatherings, I’m reflecting on preparation. Rebirth. Growth. As much as Mother Nature is doing just that, so are we as horsemen and women. I thought I’d take my readers down the path of how a judge prepares for a show, from start to finish. Whether we judge just one show or 30 in one year, all of those steps of preparation are the same... We begin six months to one year prior to the actual show season, by renewing our Judges Cards or Licenses. This entails a variety of steps, from taking a rule book test and paying our membership and license fees, to attending a weekend or week long Judges Conference or School a thousand miles away. This is a huge investment of

resources, time and finances before we ever step into the ring. However, these tests, schools, gatherings, grow us as judges, and professionals. I’m famous for saying that the best education comes around a big table over a great meal. There is great truth to that image. Where colleagues tell stories, share experiences, share thoughts, is truly where great changes, ideas and methods are born. Then, comes the phone call, the email, the text, the Facebook message, where we are contacted about judging a show. With so many contact methods in play, it’s a juggling act on our end recoding contacts, dates, pay, deadlines for patterns and the like. As an old fashioned girl, I use a leather bound planner with calendar pages along with an extensive filing cabinet. But each of us is different as is how we make the connection. Here in Florida almost everything is word of mouth, whereas I’ve found I’ve been hired by many

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shows back in the Midwest by text or email. Next, anywhere from one year to 30 days before the show, we receive a contract as well as a showbill, directions, gate passes. Whatever is needed to secure our services, provide a schedule and means to get on the grounds. Sometimes that contract is a screen shot of our texts or email, a pic of contract texted or emailed back. It amazes me how technology has changed this area as well, over the years. At this point we discuss any pattern or course requirements the show might have. When the patterns are needed, for which classes and, skill level of the exhibitors competing. In most cases we email all patterns ahead of time, 2 weeks to 6 months in advance. There is still that small show that tells us to just bring copies to post the day of the show. But those shows are rare anymore. In the months prior we are preparing our wardrobe, just like you do as an exhibitor. As you know, it’s an investment, and is no different in our role as a judge. I have always believed the judge should be the best dressed person at the show, setting the bar of professionalism and showing respect to the exhibitor in doing so. A good pair of comfortable boots or shoes as well as a quality, well shaped and fitted hat, are a must regardless of what discipline we are judging. If we judge often, we’ll need many blazers, trousers, belts and so on. Needless to say we have a significant investment in our image in the ring. There is also our vehicle, maintenance, tires, etc. Those of us who judge 30 or more shows a year can log 30,000 miles on our vehicle easily. That vehicle being reliable and safe is a critical piece of the puzzle. So then, the week of the show arrives. We call or text our show manager and confirm details. Discuss any concerns or questions on the schedule, class routines, staffing, time management, meals and method of payment. We print and pack our endless number of score sheets, patterns and judge’s cards as well as our trusty brief cases. A few things included in mine is the rule book I am judging your show under, sunscreen, Aleve, a stopwatch, whistle, countless pens and pencils, body spray and mints. The night before


the show I load up my vehicle with it all, as well as my hat, a rain coat, warm coat if needed, a change of clothes and my sandals, for the drive home. If it’s very hot I will also pack a cooler of water, Gatorade, iced tea, tuna packs and fresh fruit. Hydration and quality protein keep me running strong and consistent throughout the day, as much as I might want to reach for that Coke and Heath Bar! As a judge, I’m also training to give you, as the exhibitor, my most educated and fair opinion. The day prior to the show, I pull out my DVDs or YouTube videos and I practice judging classes I will see at your show. As one of my mentors said long ago, “as an exhibitor I don’t want you to practice judging on me.” I want to be just as prepared and focused as you are when you ride through my gate. As I am into my 28th year as a judge, I feel this is even more critical than I did when I signed my first card. And so show day arrives, I might be up and in the car 3 hours before the start of the first class. I’m focused, fresh, dressed and ready for a great day in the ring. I’ve enjoyed my coffee and a solid protein source for breakfast to shake off any brain fog and keep me fueled for the morning. And so I take my clipboard, swing the gate open and step into that freshly dragged arena... I’ve written this month’s article about the life of a judge to bring things full circle. To help you, as an exhibitor, to mirror my life to become more successful. The key phrases are preparation, routine and respect. For yourself and for me. Come into my ring the best you can be. Getting up that extra hour early to have a good breakfast vs. the lure of a sugary donut, will show in your energy and clear head throughout the whole day. Practicing pattern work, class routines and strategy in showing will make you shine

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Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club Has Vet Update PRESIDENT, Greg Leidel; VICE PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr.; SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas Dr. Ernie Kearns, Kenton, Ohio, spoke at the Feb. 11 BSDC meeting held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. John Heffernan had made the arrangements for this informative program. More than a dozen members had braved the cold, unforgiving weather to hear that the neurological strain of herpes has been found in Warren County. Dr. Kearns explained that there are three strains of the rhino-herpes virus: one causes upper respiratory infections, a second abortion in mares, and the third that attacks

the spinal chord resulting in death. Stall contamination is one way of spreading the virus, which unfortunately can survive for two to three days. The virus can also travel on clothes, and infected horses sneezing can send the virus through the air. Dr. Kearns continued with a warning about rabies. This disease is carried through bat urine, and several Ohio counties now require that equines be vaccinated against rabies. EPM, another neurological problem, is not only spread by possums, but probably skunks and raccoons as well. Leptospirosis can lead to abortions, kidney disease, and moon blindness. It can live in the urine of any animal as well as in water, making it easy to spread. Dr. Kearns continued with information about Lyme disease. It’s becoming more prevalent, resulting in sore joints and a rash. It’s both hard to diagnose

and to treat. While a Coggins test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) is good for one year in Ohio, some states are reducing the test period to six months. Health certificates required for out of state travel are usually issued for 30 days, but in some cases the certificates are good for only 10 days. In other business, Ranee Liedel reported that she is trying to organize a driving clinic for 4-H members in her county. Ann and Wayne Leightey have chosen June 3 for a drive at their Upper Sandusky farm. Will Stevenson will be hosting BSDC at his Ft. Wayne, Ind., home Aug. 25 with a horse-drawn tour around Ft. Wayne as the highlight of the day. Roger Higgins, Jr. is looking at holding a Saturday drive in June. Cheryl Muhek was welcomed as a new member. Darlene Higgins is now in the rehab section at Fairhaven and

will hopefully be home soon. Angie Hohenbrink is busy organizing the drive under the auspices of the Ohio Horse Council at Independence Dam State Park near Defiance, Ohio, April 22. BSDC members driving must belong to OHC or a county affiliate of OHC to drive. One of Mary Thomas’s Dartmoor Ponies recently won his division at the Black Prong Driving Trial, Bronson, Fla. Next up for the ponies will be the GLADS (Great Lakes Area Driving Series) arena driving trials April 6-7 and May 11-12 at Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, Ohio. The GLADS events are perfect for new drivers and/or inexperienced equines to learn more about driving and have fun. Check the BSDC Facebook page or www.blackswampdrivingclub. com for the latest news about BSDC events and information about becoming a member.

seminar, riding lessons or some educational shows. Make this year be THE year my friends! Let’s go and grow!

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in the ring, just like my practice judging does for me. Dress for success, not in terms of bling and the latest fashion, but with class and professionalism. A well shaped and clean hat, properly fitted clothes, clean tack and equipment. Simple, classic and statement making. A clean horse, who is fit, shiny and healthy, always stands out vs. a shaggy, ill conditioned one slathered with grease and Pepi spray. Next month I will begin covering popular classes in our everyday show. I’ll include strategy, what’s hot and what’s not, trouble shooting common problems and how to really catch that judge’s eye. Meanwhile, I wish you happy prepping for spring! Soak in some new ideas and education through a clinic, a

Jennifer is a 28 year veteran of the show ring, where she has been blessed to mark the cards in over 700 shows lifetime. Stemming from roots deep in the 4-H program in New York, she grew up both training her own horses at home on the family farm and, soaking in knowledge anywhere she could find it through clinics, instruction, internship and eventually, through her equine degree at Morrisville College. As a competitor, Jennifer has shown a large variety of breeds and disciplines, from Arabians to AQHA, USEF Hunters to Ranch and Barrel horses. As a clinician, her roster spans from local 4-H clinics to Equine Affaire, Horse


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by Mandy Dacek As I write this, we are finalizing things for our annual banquet, which falls on St. Patrick’s Day this year. Our banquet chairperson, Karen Kline, has been working hard getting everything ready for a fun evening. Karen has been chairing the banquet for 19 years and this will be her last year. She’s ‘handing over the reins’ to Jay Silverman for 2019. Thank you Karen for all your work for the COSCA banquet! Any potential and current college students out there? Once again, COSCA is offering a Scholarship Contest. This is open to graduating high school seniors, college freshman, sophomores and juniors.

Participants must have been an active member in 2017, and complete the requirements of the contest, which include written essays as well as horsemanship patterns. Please click on the ‘scholarship’ tab on our website for forms, patterns and other information. Our spotlight shines once again on our 2017 Youth champions, this month our 13 and under champions. The 2017 13 and Under Champion is Natalie Coduto and JPC Walk The Line. ‘JR’ as his fans call him, is an 11-year-old Morgan gelding. Natalie and JR have been partners for five years. Natalie was only 9 years old when their partnership began, and she has done a fantastic job instilling her bay gelding with confidence to take on anything that the show ring throws their way. Over the course of their time together, Natalie and JR have tackled both hunt seat and western classes. JR has become a pattern machine, with equitation and horsemanship becoming two of the pair’s favorite classes. In

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13 and under Champion Natalie Coduto and JPC Walk The Line. addition to being named 13 and Under Champion, Natalie and JR were also Reserve Horse of the Year and Morgan All Around Champion. What a great 2017 for Natalie Coduto and JPC Walk the Line! The 2017 13 and Under Reserve Champion is Ryleigh Balan and Rocks N Rhythem. ‘Roxie’ is an 11-year-old bay Arabian mare. Ryleigh is 11 as well as has been riding since the age of 6. This was Ryleigh and Roxie’s first year out of walk trot classes, and to put it mildly, they had a great year. They showed in all

13 and Under Reserve Champion Ryleigh Balan and Rocks N Rhythem. Photo credit: JEM photography. the 13 and under youth classes as well as Arabian classes. Ryleigh really enjoyed English equitation for the patterns as well as the Native costume. Who doesn’t like to dress up and hand gallop? Ryleigh and Roxie were also fourth place in our halter division as well as All Around Arabian Champions. Congratulations on a great 2017 show season, Ryleigh Balan and Rocks N Rhythem! Be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for updates and showbills!

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The Equine Diet: Fiber First by Nettie Liburt, PhD, PAS


orses evolved roaming the range and eating several small forage meals throughout the day. Today’s horse may or may not have access to pasture and many of us rely on hay as the main forage source. Some horses live in a stall for part of the day, reducing ‘roaming’ time. For these, and other, reasons, it is crucial to pay attention to diet, in particular, fiber. The scientific community has learned a great deal about equine nutrition in the past 20 years or so, fueling the development of a wide variety of commercial grain concentrates. While these concentrates can serve a great purpose, fiber remains the most important part of the diet. A horse’s job has changed a lot over time, and new dietary regimens have been designed to meet increasing nutrient and energy demands. But how does the horse’s digestive system handle such things? If given proper time to adjust to new food sources, the horse’s digestive system is reasonably adaptable. But, a horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract has many parts, twists and turns, and is actually quite delicate.

Horses’ Unique Digestive System

Let’s take a quick tour of the horse’s GI tract. The foregut is comprised of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and small intestine. To accommodate the constant ingestion of small amounts of food, the equine stomach—a simple, one compartment organ—secretes hydrochloric acid 24 hours a day. A horse’s stomach holds 8-17 quarts, depending on the size of the animal and only makes up about 10 percent of the entire digestive system. This is one reason why grain meals should be small and spread out over time. The stomach empties into the small intestine. The small intestine is an average of 70 feet long in the adult horse, and is the main site of protein, fat and soluble carbohydrate digestion, as well as vitamin and mineral absorption. From the small intestine, any undigested components plus the fiber portion of the diet enter the large intestine (the hindgut). The hindgut is comprised of the cecum (4 feet), large colon (10-12 feet), small colon (10-12 feet) and rectum (1 foot). The cecum and colon make up what essentially is a large fermentation vat containing numerous species of microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa and yeast. These microorganisms are actually the ones that digest the fiber for the horse through the process of fermentation, and are able to convert fiber into useful nutrients.

Fiber Digestion

Fiber is classified as soluble or insoluble. Soluble fibers attract water and help slow digestion. Examples of soluble fiber include non-woody portions of a plant (sap, resin, pectin or gums) and beet pulp. Insoluble 34

fibers (cellulose and hemicellulose) help add bulk to the stool, easing defecation. Both are fermented by bacteria for energy, heat and nutrients. Bacterial fermentation of fiber in the hindgut results in the production of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and lactic acid, which can provide 3070 percent of horses’ energy needs! Production of VFAs and lactic acid results in a slow release of energy. Therefore, continued intake of small, highfiber meals helps prevent large swings in blood glucose concentration (i.e. a ‘sugar rush’) and even slows the intake of rapidly digestible soluble carbohydrates. Another by-product of bacterial fermentation is heat. An extra flake of hay for an impending cold winter’s night is helpful for keeping a horse warm. Grain concentrates do not have this effect, but hay can help keep your horse’s internal furnace burning during cold weather for sure! Other by-products of bacterial fermentation that benefit the horse include vitamin K and B-vitamins, such as riboflavin, niacin, biotin, folate, B12 and B6.

Sources of Dietary Fiber

Dietary fiber for the horse can be found in a variety of plant sources or forages. These include pasture, hay, hay cubes, alfalfa pellets, shredded beet pulp, pelleted beet pulp, soy hulls, oat hulls and rice hulls. The long-stemmed plant sources (generally at least 1-2” long) are important to facilitate proper gut motility and an appropriate rate of passage of food through the intestines. To maintain effective digestive health and function, long-stemmed plant material, primarily from hay or pasture, should make up no less than 50 percent of the diet (ideally more!) and be fed at a minimum of 1-1.5 percent of the horse’s bodyweight per day. The shorter-stemmed, chopped, ground or pelleted plant sources of dietary fiber are often found in commercial horse feed products. The benefit of having highly fermentable fiber, or ‘pre-biotics,’ in concentrate feed is to help maintain a healthy, active bacterial population in the hindgut, and ultimately provide a safe and natural form of energy or calories for the horse (more on these ingredients in a moment).

Feeding the Horse and his Microbiome

Pre-biotics are non-living, digestible fiber sources that serve as food for the hindgut microbes. In addition to good quality pasture and hay, excellent sources of this pre-biotic HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

fiber are often found in commercial feeds, including beet pulp, soy hulls, oat hulls and even oat mill by-product (by-product is not a dirty word in this case!). While some people have preconceived notions that these are poor ingredients for horses, the opposite is actually true. The hindgut microbes thrive on these fiber sources. Remember that approximately 85 percent of the horse’s immune system comes from the hindgut. So, when the microbiome is happy and thriving, it is wellpositioned for fighting of ‘bad bugs,’ and helping to maintain the horse’s overall health and immune function. Without the proper balance of bacteria in the hindgut, the horse would not extract much nutritional benefit from fiber. The bacteria present in the hindgut are largely dependent on the type of diet the horse consumes. The balance and stability of the bacterial population in the horse’s hindgut is extremely critical, and a small change in the diet can alter the balance of bacteria, resulting in digestive upset. Should a large quantity of soluble carbohydrates reach the hindgut (commonly referred to as ‘starch overload’), excess lactic acid and VFA production occurs. Consequently, the environment of the hindgut becomes altered, resulting in hindgut acidosis. When this happens, the risk for digestive upset, colic, laminitis and/or founder is high. Thus, it is very important to keep the diet constant and to make any feeding changes, including hay or pasture, slowly.


Fiber is an essential nutrient in the horse’s diet. The horses’ unique digestive system requires fiber for proper development, function and health. Research reports that insufficient fiber can lead to hindgut acidosis, colic, gastric ulcers, stable vices and behavioral problems. When developing or balancing the equine diet, the quantity, quality and type of forage or other highfiber containing horse feed should be the first consideration. While some horses can maintain appropriate condition on forage alone, many others require the addition of a fortified grain concentrate. The ultimate goal is to provide the correct balance of forage S April 2018

Western Reserve Carriage Association

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spoil your summer and chances at a win if competing. Traces are a key point on your harness and need very good inspection where they attach. Folks with leather harness need to be very cautious with older harness. With that said here’s a reminder for the folks that wish to attend Stacey Giere’s GLADS event that will be held at Windy Knoll in Sullivan, Ohio, May 11-12, this is not a WRCA event. Contact Stacey for details.(staceygiere@

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and concentrates to provide all essential nutrients to meet requirements, while supporting the health and function of the equine digestive system.

Williams & Wilkins. 3. Lawrence, L. 1994. Nutrition and the athletic horse. In: The Athletic Horse: Principles and practice of equine sports medicine. Pp. 205-230. Philadeplhia, PA: W.B. Saunders and Co. 4. NRC (National Research Council). 2007. Nutrient Requirements for Horses, 6th rev. ed. National Academies Press: Washington, DC.

REFERENCES 1. Wright, B. 1999. Equine Digestive Tract Structure and Function. Canadian Minestry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs. Accessed March 4, 2011. livestock/horses/facts/info_digest.htm. 2. Lewis, L. 1996. Water, energy, protein, carbohydrates, and fats for horses. In: Feeding and care of the horse. Pp. 3-18. Media, PA: Lippincott,

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by Jim Christner I am sure everyone has noticed with the clocks set ahead that our days are not only longer but we have also been getting more of

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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Classical and Western Dressage Riders Get Value for their NODA Membership PRESIDENT, Barb Soukup; VICE PRESIDENT, Arielle Brodkey; TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal; SECRETARY, Patti Valencic. EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

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Competent, Incompetent or Somewhere in Between by Stacy Westfall People who ride horses tend to be in touch with nature. This time of year I am constantly reminded of this as I brush my horses. They are happy to enjoy the sunshine and speed up the shedding process by rolling in mud. Each pass of my brush brings me closer to nature as clouds of dust surround me. We are both happy as we celebrate this current change of season. Excitement is in the air. The birds feel it, the horses feel it. I feel it. The wobbly legged foals are stretching and finding their boundaries. The world is alive as if it is shedding its winter coat and enjoying the sun. For theses reasons, I find spring to be the most natural time to get excited about new things. While I love my January goal setting and my February reflections and down time…I love feeling excited! I’m past middle age now but the excitement I feel in the spring is exactly like it was over 20 years ago when I ran a brush over my horse and headed down the road. I love it.

One thing that I have discovered is that a huge part of this process is my excitement for learning. My mom was a teacher, my aunt was a teacher, my uncle was a teacher and a principal. You could say that teaching runs in the family, but the flip side of that would also be true; learning runs in the family as well. To be a committed teacher you must also be a committed learner. As an avid horse lover I have used this ‘learning’ excuse to justify many of my adventures. When I wanted miniature horses, I jumped on the learning potential. They learned how to drive and I learned how to teach. I’m still early on in the learning process with my rescue foal project from Last Chance Corral. Presto is now almost two years old and is taller than any other horse in my barn. He won’t be a reiner…but I can’t say for sure what he will be except big! Not all of my learning involves new horses though. Some of my best learning experiences have come from learning multiple disciplines and events on the same horse. Many of you will remember

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Popcorn, my Road to the Horse Champion partner. Did you know that he also went on to earn his AQHA ROM in Reining? Then we became regional champions in mounted shooting? Most recently we earned our highest score, a 72, in dressage! Not western dressage either. Straight up USEF/USDF dressage! Why am I telling you all of this? There is difficulty in learning, but with those challenges come great rewards. Did you know that there are four distinct stages of learning? The stages that people progress through has even been studied. One of my favorite models of learning uses four stages of competence. The basic idea is that when we start learning something new we are often unconsciously incompetent; we don’t know what we don’t know. At some point we hopefully learn a bit more and move into the second stage, conscious incompetence. In this stage we realize that we are missing something, we recognize the deficit and the value of the new skill we need. We realize we need to learn. Stage three, conscious competence, comes after we have studied. At this point we know how to do the new skill but we have to think about it. We have to focus and concentrate but we can do it. The final stage is unconscious competence or the ability to do something skillfully and easily. Sometimes we call this ‘second nature.’ We have moved beyond the need to heavily concentrate and things flow. I recently taught the last of my three sons to drive a car. Each new teenage driver has been a reminder of these four stages. They are sure that driving is easy and great! Until they realize that it is more difficult than it looks and they make some scary mistakes. Then they concentrate hard and really focus. Eventually they are driving well, relaxed and even better than when they had to concentrate hard. As I teach people and their horses I see the same stages. You have likely seen a person in the first stage. They are so full of hope and enjoyment! From my observations, if they come from a background where they haven’t been around large animals this stage usually shifts after an accident of some kind. Hopefully a minor accident but sometimes


it is something bigger. In that moment, like my teenage driver who sees what is at stake, these new learners must make a choice. Will they double down on learning so they can move forward? This is often the darkest time in learning. Those who commit to learning will often find that, with some guidance, they are able to find moments of conscious competence. These are the moments of hope that can sustain a rider. These are those golden nuggets, the sign that you are onto something. Keep going! Because I’m here to tell you that when you reach the stage of unconscious competence it feels like magic. When you experience this type of flow in an area that you love as much as you love horses…it is amazing. And it is possible. Some of the most common challenges I see are loss of hope during the middle two stages and lack of guidance. During decades of watching this cycle even before I had names for it, I would say that the first stage is the shortest. The middle two are the longest, as you often switch back and forth between them, and the last stage is only achieved by the diligent. If you were to ask my advice, and if you have read this far I will guess that you are interested, I would advise the you have hope and find someone to learn from. When I took up mounted shooting I was unconsciously incompetent with handling both the gun and the horse. When I took up dressage my unconscious competence from western riding was at war with my conscious competence in dressage. My right hand was on ‘auto-pilot’ as my mind told it one thing but its years of training told it another. That moment is when you need to have a sense of humor! This week, as you run that brush over your horses coat, reflect on what stage of competency you are at with brushing. If you are new, great! Welcome! If you find that you are daydreaming and yet still able to notice the slightest change in your horses body, thanks for sticking around this long. Our industry needs you both. Now we just need the two of you to meet. Why don’t we all meet at Equine Affaire? Or on the trails at Mohican. I’ll be both places. I hope to see you there! April 2018


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AHCF Announces Results of 2017 Economic Impact Study The American Horse Council and Florida continue to be the in American households,” said Foundation (AHCF) is pleased top three states with the highest AHC President Julie Broadway. to announce the results of its population of horses. “While the number of horses in anticipated 2017 Economic Impact the US has decreased, this was Study of the U.S. Horse Industry. not entirely unexpected The AHCF would like to thank due to the decline in The current number of The Innovation Group for their breed registration work on this important study. horses in the United States trends over the last The equine industry in the few years.” stands at 7.2 million. U.S. generates approximately Another bright spot for $122 billion in total economic the industry: 38 million, or impact, an increase from $102 30.5 percent, of U.S. households billion in the 2005 Economic “Those involved in the equine contain a horse enthusiast, and 38 Impact Study. The industry also industry already know how percent of participants are under provides a total employment important it is to the U.S. the age of 18. Additionally, impact of 1.74 million, and economy. Having these updated approximately 80 million acres generates $79 billion in total numbers is critical not only to of land is reserved for horsesalaries, wages, and benefits. the AHC’s efforts up on Capitol related activities. “For this update of the study The current number of horses Hill, but also for the industry to in the United States stands at demonstrate to the general public we wanted to get a better picture 7.2 million. Texas, California, how much of a role the equine has of the number of youth in the pipeline, which is a number that we have not previously included in our economic impact studies. Additionally, being able to put a number of the amount of land use for equine-related activities is essential to ensuring that we are able to continue to protect and preserve that land for its intended use,” said Ms. Broadway. The National Economic Impact Study is available for purchase



through the AHC website: www. Additionally, the 15 state breakouts will be available for purchase by the beginning of April. If you have any questions, please contact the AHC at info@ ABOUT THE AMERICAN HORSE COUNCIL As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen’s associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

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Check your Fencing Before Spring Arrives Save Costly Maintenance or Injury to Your Horses by Debbie Disbrow


he melting snow, soggy ground and muddy horses are a sure sign that spring is on its way. Now that we can see our pastures and fence lines clearly again, it’s a good time of the year to take a closer look at them. Do you see any leaning or damaged posts? Any loose rails, nails or screws? What about bent gates or gates that are not closing properly? Most of us would say we have some areas that need attention if not fencing, then even mud management. To avoid injury and costly maintenance with our pastures and fencing a little attention now will save time and money later in the year. Let’s look at some practical tips for keeping your fences and paddocks in tip top shape.

It can be quite a surprise when you walk or ride your fence line after winter. Snow and inclement weather can keep us from seeing small issues that can turn into bigger ones unless we do some simple repairs. Take a closer look at the overall shape of your posts, rails, electric fence components and or bracing. If you see problem areas, consider putting a small tool bag together to take with you as you walk or ride your fence lines. Include tools that can take care of any small repairs such as a hammer, screwdriver, or pry bar. A fence tool is a good over all tool to have in your barn as they can pound, pull and cut all in one. (If you are looking at electric fence make sure you have turned it off before repairing). You may want to include a pad of paper and pencil to keep track of any replacement components you may need. Additionally, take some bailing twine or something to mark areas on your fence that need attention. It can be like finding a needle in a haystack when you try to remember just where the repairs were needed when you return to do them. Starting with your posts, it is important to make sure they are straight. Over time 42

the leaning can compromise your post and rail strength. If your horses have ‘walked down’ dirt on the inside of your paddock lines (most often near gates), posts can lean easier without the stability of the dirt on both sides of the posts. You can add dirt or screenings to help stabilize the area. If these areas become muddy often, mud management systems are available. The innovative design prevents mud and erosion caused by hoof traffic and wet weather. Due to its unique flexibility, mud management systems are by far the easiest paddock base material to install. It conforms to uneven or oddly shaped areas and to sub-base grades. This allows you to work with existing terrain or to crown or slope areas for better drainage, reducing the time and money spent on subgrade preparation. Be sure posts are not cracked or weakening from age. Mark and replace any unstable post with posts that are pressure treated, for longer ware. Quality posts are tagged with a rating or retention level that tells you the life expectancy. For example, a post with a .40 retention level is expected to last 40 years under the ground. Ask your supplier what the life expectancy of their posts are before you purchase. You get what you pay for with posts and since they are the backbone of your fence system, get the best you can for a long lasting fence. Check your rails, brackets, insulators and surrounding hardware. Be sure both tensioned or hand tensioned rails are taught. Once tightened, if your rails continue to loosen, check your bracing. Improperly installed braces will move and will not hold your rails tight. The only way to permanently correct the problem is to redo the brace. Any tensioned fence or hand tensioned fence that is loose can be a hazard to your horses, so take the time to examine your braces. If your bracing is functioning properly, check for any loose areas at the ends of your fence; where the fence starts and stops and at gate areas. Check all brackets, insulators or barbed staples to be sure they are holding the rail properly. Notice the areas in your fence run that shows the most wear. This is considered a high traffic area where your horses congregate the most. If you see damage in these areas consider adding electric fence on that fence row (if you do not already have electric). This will save money on the investment that you have already made with your fence to HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

keep it in good working order. If you have electric fencing, check that area of fencing with a fence tester. You may have a portion of fence that is not working properly. New electric fencing can easily be spliced in that area and stop the breakage of insulators or far worse, your horse from getting out of their pasture. (Don’t forget to turn your electric back on once you are done checking your electric fence). If you have board fencing, be sure your rails are nailed or screwed securely onto the post. If bowing, sagging or splitting have occurred, replace them so that spaces are even in between, so as not to ‘invite’ horses to slip through the larger spaces. This will help to prevent injury from splintering and jagged edges. A bit of maintenance is worth a single vet bill. Make sure your gates are in good working order. Overtime, hinge posts can move from the weight of heavier or longer gates (if not braced properly from the beginning). This can make spaces on the latch post larger or smaller, not allowing you to close your gate properly. Additionally, large spaces between gate posts can be so dangerous to your horse if they put their heads through the space—then pull back. You can adjust your gates with the J-bolt on the hinge side by lengthening or shortening it. If your gate post continues to move, check your bracing or be sure the post is concreted properly. Properly closed gates need latches that hold them in place. If you have a chain on your gate for closure, be sure it holds the gate tight to the latch post to avoid injury to your horses. After winter, some turn out areas become muddy and lack grass. To avoid horses pushing on your current fence and avoid abuse, be sure to keep grass hay in front of your horses to stop them from pushing to get grass on the other side of your fence. Check your fences now so that you can have them in tip top shape before the warm weather arrives. You will have more time to ride once that sun starts shining again! Debbie Disbrow, owner of RAMM Stalls and Horse Fencing, has over 45 years experience with horses and equinerelated businesses. She is a certified fence installer and has helped build fencing and stalls for horse facility owners across the USA as well as into Europe. Debbie is highly involved in horse ownership and riding. Visit her website at, or call 800/8785644 for safer alternatives for your horses. April 2018



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Body Tension Reflected in Mouth/Teeth by Wendy L. Shaffer, MMCP® What do saddles and teeth have in common with equine biomechanics? OK well, besides your horse trying to bite as you girth up a saddle that doesn’t fit! They both have a relation to the horse’s way of moving, and can either cause body tension or be affected by tension present in the body. These three topics, and how they affect the horse’s overall well-being, were headliners of an exclusive Masterson Method Certified Practitioner® Educational Conference I attended last month at the White Stallion Presenters in the 2018 Masterson Method ContinuWendy Shaffer, Jim Masterson, and Ranch in Tucson, Ariz. ing Education Conference. Mark Rashid, Jochen Vickey Devlin ready for desert trail Keynote guest presenters were horse Schleese, Jim Masterson, and Jerry Schmidt. ride. trainer Mark Rashid, saddle fitter Jochen Schleese, and natural balance dentist Jerry He stressed we must understand the horse’s Schmidt. Each expert delivered an informative point of view to have a good relationship, presentation followed by a live demonstration just as in any healthy partnership. with hands-on learning opportunities. Picking Rashid led our group with energy grounding out one or two take-a-ways from each speaker exercises to assist with softening our internal is a super tall order, but for the sake of core. He stressed how the power of softness is spreading knowledge in a limited amount of so much greater than the strength of muscle. print space I will do my best! In order to get really good at connecting with The event host, Jim Masterson, the founder your horse by being and staying soft, it is of The Masterson Method® Integrated Equine necessary to practice being soft all the time Mark Rashid instructing MMCP group Performance Bodywork, demonstrated his in life, not just when you are around horses. on dental palpations. tension releasing techniques on a ranch work I have read two of his books, Horses Never presentation, Jochen spent a considerable pony. He provided in-depth details on how Lie and A Journey to Softness. Both are amount of time explaining how saddle trees, practitioners can better evaluate responses great reads for those of you that would like the core of any saddle, affect the soft tissues and restrictions found during client sessions. to learn more about the power of softness and the horse’s anatomy. He emphasized the Jerry Schmidt exposed attendees to several connecting with your horse. techniques bodyworkers could use to find out Out in the arena surrounded by 200 year old proper size, design, and placement of the saddle tree upon the back of the horse are if dental issues may be inhibiting proper jaw cacti and Panther’s Peak mountain range as a of utmost importance to allow proper scapula and TMJ function. He drove down to Tucson backdrop, Rashid pointed out how the horse’s movement, energy flow through the length from his coastal farm in Port Angeles, Wa. pairs of legs have similar biomechanics of He brought along a number of horse skulls our own legs. One thing we can do is try of the back, and avoiding pressure directly behind the withers. He referred to this area with him to show the various stages of teeth matching strides with the front legs and then as the ‘junction box’ to the rest of the body. development. Specializing in a concept of the hind legs. This exercise provides a way to If this region is blocked, communication ‘whole horse dentistry’, Schmidt pointed out ‘feel’ if there is a difference in stride length from the brain through Central Nerve 11 to that many problems of the mouth, like the or if the timing of foot falls is off. Mark mentioned that if a rider notices their the limbs is cut off and forward movement is development of hooks and transverse ridges horse having trouble going down hills, he may impossible (gas pedal is down, but you are on the molars, can actually be the result of hitting the brake pedal too). If you would like have an issue in the lower back, hocks, or hips. tension and restrictions in the body, not just to learn more, Jochen Schleese is scheduled This would be indicated if the horse refuses to the cause. If tension in the body lands in the to speak in April’s Ohio Equine Affaire on poll, TMJ, and the huge chewing masseter climb down the hill or wants to go sideways down the hillside instead of heading straight the subject of Western Saddle Fit, hope to muscles of the jaw, the mandible (lower jaw see you there Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. bone) cannot operate properly. This inhibits down. Riders may also feel that the horse’s The trip, as most trips are, felt way too short hind legs are ‘falling out from under him’ natural wear patterns of the teeth. Schmidt and left me hungry for more information. while traveling down the hill as if he is unable began his professional horse career with The panel of professional horsemen did an to ‘hold’ himself up. Lower back and hind end natural hoof trimming and learned very excellent job with presenting their subjects in tension may be a concern if you notice your quickly that the teeth were as much of an relation to how the horse’s body is connected horse rushing up or down the hill as well. influence in equine biomechanics as the feet. from one part to another and how we must A ‘rushing’ horse, whether uphill, The teeth however, are often overlooked consider the ‘whole horse’ in everything we do downhill, on straight-a-ways or turns, is an because they are out of sight. with our equine partners. Release the brakes! unbalanced horse trying to ‘right’ himself. Mark Rashid, an international clinician In comes Jochen Schleese, founder of www. (you may have seen him at Equine Affaire Agile Equine Bodywork is intended to assist Schleese discussed the in Columbus, Ohio) based in Colorado, in the comfort, mobility, and performance of supported Schmidt’s concept during his importance of the correct saddle fit for the your horse. It is not a replacement for proper biomechanics demonstration of how the horse horse and rider, pointing out that if the rider veterinary care. The Masterson Method of naturally moves his body. He mentioned that is not comfortable and constantly preoccupied Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork® is when he first starts working with horses with finding her own balance, the horse is accredited and approved through the National also searching for balance and cannot reach labeled as ‘problem horses’, he first has Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage the teeth inspected, the feet are addressed full athletic potential. In addition of having the saddle fit the horse, his company designs and Bodywork (NCBTMB), International second. If the mechanics of the lower jaw are Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), compromised in the horse, it would be like saddles specifically for the shape of the rider’s and Equine Therapies Association of Australia body with consideration for the anatomical trying to drive a car with the emergency park (ETAA). Contact Wendy at 724/815-5236 or on. He reminded us that there is no ‘bad’ or differences in the male and female bodies. visit her website, www.agileequinebodywork. Instead of a ‘my saddles are the best’ ‘good’ horse behavior, just horse behavior. 44


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Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Two New Classes Added to Our Shows PRESIDENT, Niki Barry; TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich; SECRETARY, Elaine Sonnie. WEBSITE, www.

by Paige Belew The 30th GHPA Banquet was a huge success and over 200 people were in attendance! Everyone had a wonderful time participating in our variety of raffles and silent and live auctions. An Apple watch and a work saddle were two of the items that were part of raffles. Buckeye Feed’s donation of five bags of feed was included in our live auction. Thank you to all the members who donated baskets and items. Thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery and Big Dee’s for supporting our organization and their donations. Now that the banquet is over GHPA is focusing on the upcoming show season. We hope to see you there! YOUTH SPOTLIGHT Heather Patterson and her horse, RTF Singin The Blues ‘Harley’, have been showing

GHPA for three years. Harley is an 8-year-old American Quarter Horse. They show both English and western in showmanship, equitation, horsemanship, trail, and ranch. Heather has been riding for eight years and her dad got a pony for her when she was two. Heather loves riding because she can learn and experience new things. She especially loves showing GHPA because of the friendly show environment and the good competition. Some awards Heather and Harley have won are: high point for English Showmanship at GHPA, 6th and 8th at state fair, and end of the year high point in 4-H. Heather looks forward to competing in the ranch classes and advancing in her show career. Best of luck in the 2018 show season Heather and Harley!

movies and fun. Then, the youth will get to spend the night in the barn with their horses. Participants usually have early morning rides around the fairgrounds. The clinic fills up fast, so watch the GHPA website for details.

SETH CLARK THREE-DAY CLINIC The Seth Clark Three-Day Clinic is back for its 15th year! The dates are June 26, 27, and 28. Seth will be giving instructions on showmanship, equitation, and horsemanship during the day, as well as many other helpful tips. In the evening there will be crafts,

There are two new classes in the GHPA Open Ring; a Hunter Hack class and Ranch Reining will be added to the ranch classes. The GHPA show dates for the 2018 show season are posted on the website. They are May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, and Aug. 5. We hope to see you at the first show!

Heather Patterson and her horse RTF Singin The Blues ‘Harley’. Check the GHPA website, www., for updates and clinics. You can also find membership forms, rules and links to horse related topics. Information on our two youth groups Silver Spurs and The Mane Attractions, is also located on the website. General membership meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Geauga County Fairgrounds Education Building. Other ways to follow GHPA like us on Facebook, Geauga Horse and Pony Assoc.; Twitter: @GHPAhorseshows; Instagram: GHPAhorseshows.

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Going the Distance — Long Distance Horse Hauling by Robert Eversole Tis the season for horse riding and camping trips and all the stress that comes along for the ride when traveling with equines. When the siren song of a new trail gets loud. Well, you’ve got to load that trailer and go. Sometimes Doc Peters and those new trails are further away Robert Eversole. than you’re used to hauling and that alone can create some stress and certainly some questions about how to safely get from A to Nirvana. My go to guy for this kind of information is my vet, Doc Peters of McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital. Not only is Doc Peters a great DVM he’s a Cowboy Shooting pro who hauls his horses across the country on a regular basis. I dropped in on Doc Peters recently to ask about his thoughts on hauling safely. Here’s what I learned.

Preparation is Key

The trailer and what you tow it with should be reliable. To ensure that your hauling vehicle and trailer are ready for the long haul check the following items at a bare minimum: • Trailer floor—Is it solid? Will it hold your animals safely? • Electrical System—Are all your lights and brake connections operating? • Tires—Are they sound and properly inflated? And the spare? Your horses and mules also need to be prepared for the long haul. A horse that has never been hauled before shouldn’t take an eight-hour ride for his first introduction to trailering. Start with local trips, and bring along a buddy for your horse to reduce his stress even more.


Besides helping your horse learn that the trailer is a happy place you’ll want to make sure that his traveling papers are up to date. Since I do a fair bit of interstate hauling my paperwork includes at a minimum, a current negative Coggins test and a certificate of veterinary inspection or health certificate and a brand inspection. Requirements for your area may vary, but your vet can help point you in the right direction. Check in advance with your veterinarian for any additional requirements you may need for the state you’re visiting as well as the states you may be driving through to get there. Remember that equine rules and regulations are different from state to state and they can change without notice. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your travel plans with your veterinarian to determine what documentation is required for your trip. Another thing to ask your vet about are common diseases in the area you’re planning on visiting. For example, here in the Pacific Northwest rabies isn’t a huge concern but in the south, it’s much more prevalent. Those vaccinations need to be done well before you load the trailer. Other topics to talk with your vet about before the trip include: • Equine vital signs—Learn how to take them and what normal is for your animal. • What to keep in your First Aid kit—You do have one, right? • Feeding and watering during the drive. How much and how often.

During the Trip

One of many things that I learned from Doc Peters was the importance of bedding in the trailer. Previously I had avoided it because I used Soft-Ride boots and shavings are a mess and fly around. Doc enlightened me to the miracle of adding water to keep the dust down, provide cooling, and add a welcome cushion against the jarring of the road. He’s also a fan of Soft Rides and uses them along with a healthy layer of moist shavings. Fly masks will help keep any errant shavings out of your pony’s eyes. QUICK TIP: Not only does a thick layer of shavings help keep your animals comfortable as they roll along it also encourages them to urinate. If you can’t hold your water for the length of a trip don’t expect your horse to do so. Slow feed hay nets will help keep your animals more content during the drive and give them something to do as well as keep their delicate ‘innards’ gurgling along. I’ve always soaked my hay before a trip to help put a little water into the ponies. You may think otherwise but standing in a horse trailer takes a lot of effort for your horse. It’s a constant balancing act for your horse, as you speed up, slow down, and twist into and out of traffic. Be mindful when you’re hauling and think about your precious cargo in the rear. Trailer drivers should gradually increase and decrease speeds and change lanes and turn corners much more slowly than what you might normally do. Be the turtle not the jack rabbit. If you want to know what you’re putting your animals through find a safe place to have a friend take you on a trailer ride. I guarantee it’ll be an eye-opening experience. Doc and I both agreed that stops every 4 hours or so (for me about the time it takes to empty a fuel tank) are a great way to reduce stress on animals and humans alike. Half an hour is plenty of time to refuel the truck, refuel the two legged creatures, offer the ponies water (don’t be surprised if they don’t drink much) and re-fill their hay net. Be kind and try to park in a shady spot. I could go on and on about the good points I picked up from Doc Peters. Unfortunately, I’ve run out of room for this month! Talk with your vet, and get their recommendations for your next ‘Long Haul’ they’ll be able to help you make the trip safely. And visit www. for the largest and most accurate guide to horse trails in the world. Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, When he’s not speaking with horse and mule riders at events across the US, writing regular feature columns in leading equine publications including the Horsemen’s Corral, Robert can be found riding and packing trail maintenance crews into wilderness areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club

New Year, New Members, New Ideas PRESIDENT, Sharon Substanley; VICE PRESIDENT, Karen Taylor; TREASURER, Pam Fritz; SECRETARY, Sharon Schreiner. EMAIL, PHONE, 440/839-9023

by Sharon Substanley I literally had a ‘full house’ at our March meeting. We enjoyed getting together again after a three month winter break. We feasted on many yummy foods brought by club members, to go along with my big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. There was lots of talking and laughter as we enjoyed our lunch; afterwards, we had an excellent business meeting with a lot of input from many members. Georgetta Meyer, our membership chairperson, was kept busy throughout the gathering, collecting dues and passing out membership cards. Our dues are very reasonable at just $15 for a single person or $25 for a family membership. We also offer a Corral magazine subscription for

just $10 more. We always give new members a warm welcome, and we are eager to hear their ideas about what they would like to see the club do to further their knowledge about miniature horses, what fun activities interest them, and ways they might know to support the club and keep it growing. We were pleased to welcome two families from New London to our Kristelle DeLong driving Vickery’s Mini friendly group: Shannon Rebel’s Satin Doll with few ‘tag-alongs’. Kemp came to the meeting only), history of the miniature and joined NOMHC with a horse, and horse health and family membership for herself emergency care were some of and her son, Benjamin. Rondelle the topics suggested so far. Elly DeLong, her husband, James, Magyar has already offered to and daughter Kristelle also joined host the ‘Mini Driving and Play us at the meeting, and they now Day’ at her farm in October. have a family membership which We also discussed the June includes another daughter, Cera, 3 show in Wellington, and all and three sons: Keith, Garrett, preliminary arrangements have and Grayson. We were glad to been completed by Pam Fritz. hear several good fundraising We voted to have a ‘Brown ideas from Shannon. Bag Raffle’ this year, where Many of our members participants may put their raffle brainstormed about possible club tickets in a bag under the item activities, demonstrations, or that they really want. We are speakers at our meetings. Hoof planning to have some very care, face trimming (for horses nice items, so the raffle will

still be awesome! The show committee will be meeting on April 7 and will wrap up details about the raffle, possible silent auction, and special awards for the classes we are offering. A sincere thank you to Tiffany Fritz for having served as our secretary last year, as well as in previous years. Sharon Schreiner, our newly elected secretary, found out how much fun V it is to take notes and write minutes for our meetings. Seriously, she did a great job. She has established a new email for NOMHC, so that anyone can communicate with her re: club business. The address is: Our next membership meeting will be held at Worship Alive Church, 829 C.R. 308, Bellevue at 1 p.m. We will continue to discuss plans for the rest of the year, and the show committee will report on their latest meeting. As usual, we will bring a little food to share, a willingness to discuss lots of things with each other, and light hearts, ready to have some fun.

RANCH HORSE SHOWS Hosted by Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association

May 5

Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755



All Breeds & Rider Levels Welcome! We have something for everyone! Show Begins at 9:15 a.m.

Entries for each class end one class ahead. Ranch Versatility & Rookie Rider must enter all classes before first class is shown. YEARLY OFQHA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED: $20 Individual/$30 Family (parent/child/grandchildren, per family address) SERIES CLASSES Versatility = 6, 18, 21, 23 & 26 (bold print) Rookie Rider of the Year = 12, 18, 19, & 26 (underlined) Classes 26, 27, 28, 29 shown AT WILL in grass infield 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fun/Celebration/ Education

Year-End Awards, Clinics, Fun Shows, Yearling Freestyle Reining Competition and more!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available on grounds. Camping with electric/water and plenty of stalls available for your horse.


Show Updates, Events, Class Descriptions, Patterns, Membership Forms. Follow Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association on Facebook!




SHOW FEES: Stalls, $30 or Jumpout $10 — Camping $30 Adult Non-Cattle Classes $10 — Adult Cattle Classes $30 Youth Non-Cattle Classes $5 — Youth Cattle Classes, $15 Arrive on Friday evening & practice cattle work at 7 p.m.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Cutting (Herd Work) Y-Cutting (Herd Work) Green Cutting (Herd Work) Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) Y-Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) Working Ranch Horse (Rein, Box, & Rope) Ranch Roping Y-Ranch Roping Roping (Fence & Rope) Working Cow (Box, Fence, & Circle) Ranch Boxing (Rein & Box) Green Boxing Boxing Y-Boxing


15. W/T Ranch Riding (Rail) 16. Y-W/T Ranch Riding (Rail) 17. Y-Ranch Riding (Rail) 18. Ranch Riding Lope (Rail) 19. Green Reiner 20. Y-Reiner 21. Ranch Reining 22. Jackpot Barrels 23. Ranch Conformation 3+ 24. Y-Ranch Conformation 25. Ranch Conform. 2 & Under AT WILL CLASSES 26. Ranchmanship 27. Open W/T Ranchmanship 28. Ranch Trail 29. Open W/T Ranch Trail

OFQHA President: John Kreis, (740) 819-0396 Vice President: Donnie Uffner, (740) 877-7993


April 2018

2018 Show Bill April 28-29: Judge Robin Miller May 26-27: Judge Pat OBrien June 30-July 1: Judge Steve Carter August 11-12: Judge Phil Harstine

AP&P is PAC AND OCAP Approved!

All shows are held at the Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, Ohio 44805

Saturday 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

$100 Open Showmanship Lead Line & Small Fry Showmanship Walk-Trot Showmanship-All ages Showmanship 19 & Over Showmanship 14-18 Showmanship 13 & Under Lead Line 8 & Under 5 minute warm up for Lunge Line only Lunge Line-Yearling and 2 year olds BREAK Schooling Class $500 Open Walk-Trot Pleasure-may cross enter $100 Walk-Trot Pleasure-no cross enter Small Fry Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle 9 & Under Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle 10-18 Small Fry Walk-Trot Equitation 9 & Under (rail work only) Walk-Trot Hunter Under Saddle 19 & Over Walk-Trot English Equitation 10-18 Walk-Trot English Equitation 19 & Over Generation Gap Walk-Trot Pleasure-may cross enter BREAK $100 Hunter Under Saddle Hunter Under Saddle 19 & Over Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 Hunter Under Saddle 13 & Under Junior Hunter Under Saddle-Horses 5 & Under Senior Hunter Under Saddle-Horses 6 & Over $100 Open English Equitation English Equitation 19 & Over English Equitation 14-18 English Equitation 13 & Under BREAK Open Pleasure Driving Open Walk-Trot Trail-may cross enter Open In Hand Trail


32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61.

$100 Open Halter AQHA/APHA Registered Halter All Other Halter Performance Halter Reining Youth Reining 18 & Under Ranch Horse-will use AQHA patterns Ranch Horse Pleasure-on the rail-followed by 5 minute break to untack for the next class Ranch Horse Conformation Open Disciplined Rail Schooling Class $500 Open Walk Trot Pleasure-may cross enter $100 Walk-Trot Pleasure-no cross enter Small Fry Walk-Trot Western Pleasure 9 & Under Walk-Trot Western Pleasure 10-18 Small Fry Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship 9 & Under (rail work only) Walk-Trot Western Pleasure 19 & Over Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship 10-18 Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship 19 & Over Generation Gap Walk-Trot Pleasure-may cross enter BREAK $100 Open Western Pleasure Western Pleasure 19 & Over Western Pleasure 14-18 Western Pleasure 13 & Under Junior Western Pleasure-Horses 5 & Under Senior Western Pleasure-Horses 6 & Over $100 Open Western Horsemanship Western Horsemanship 19 & Over Western Horsemanship 14-18 Western Horsemanship 13 & Under

Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Entry Fees $5, Grounds Fee $5/horse Stalls are available for $30.00 per day. Electric available for $30.00 per day.

For more information contact President Chunk Watts at 330-317-0945

April 2018



Corral Calendar DISCLAIMER: The Horsemen’s Corral has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this calendar of events. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Corral does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. Where possible, event contact information is provided. Please “Call before you haul”. APRIL 2018 APRIL 1 — Mounted Shooting Practice, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904477-6019, APRIL 1 — Follow Me Farm Winter Jumper Schooling Series, 5776 Waynes Trace Rd., Hamilton, OH. FMI: 513-667-7865. APRIL 3 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. APRIL 5-7 — Indiana Spring Classic Morgan Horse Show, Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: www. APRIL 6 — Winter Team Sorting Series, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: Philip Mullet, 330-204-6012. APRIL 6-8 — 40th Annual Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN. FMI: www. APRIL 6-8 — Dawn & Clea Panty Raid Futurity Barrel Race, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI:


APRIL 6-8 — Spring Tune-Up with Lynn Semingson, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, APRIL 7 — NKHN Bomb Proofing Clinic, 9 a.m., Halt N Salut Equestrian Center, 205 Bracht Piner Rd., Walton, KY FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976, APRIL 7 — Resurrection Egg Hunt & Summer Preview Day, 2-6 p.m., Wanake Camp and Retreat Center, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. FMI: 330-756-2333, APRIL 7 — Wayne County Saddle Club Spring Clean-up, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 7 — Open Show, Faustman Ranch, 4301 Rt. 4, Dayton, OH. FMI: 937-4754111, APRIL 7 — Tack Swap, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gallia Co. Jr. Fairgrounds, 189 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH. FMI: Jen, 740-821-4660. APRIL 7 — 13th Annual Equine Health & Hoof Clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dakan Arena, Beverly, WVA. FMI: 304-636-8363. APRIL 7-8 — Spring Fling Trail Obstacle Challenge, Camp Creek State Park, Camp Creek, WV. FMI: 304-673-7629. APRIL 7-8 — Happily Ever After Show Series, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: APRIL 7-8 — Working Equitation 2-Day Clinic, Rach Riding Academy, Milford, MI. FMI: Karen, 586-242-7351. APRIL 8 — Rich Bradshaw Horse & Rider Spring Series, 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI: 440-834-1201.

APRIL 10 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. APRIL 12-15 — Equine Affaire, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-8450085, APRIL 12-15 — Advance Cowgirl Bootcamp, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740767-2624, APRIL 12-16 — Madison Shambaugh Clinic & Meet The Zebras, Henry County Saddle Club, New Castle, IN. FMI: www. APRIL 13 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041, APRIL 13-15 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, Hidden Hollow Farm, Benton, PA. FMI: APRIL 14 — Youth Clinic, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. APRIL 14 — Buckeye Bonanza Open House & Sale Preview, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ohio State Equine Facility, Dublin, OH. FMI: APRIL 14 — Western Dressage/Yoga On Horseback, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Camouflage Stables, Salem, OH. FMI: 234-567-4066. APRIL 14 — Gymkhana Show, Faustman Ranch, 4301 Rt. 4, Dayton, OH. FMI: 937475-4111, APRIL 14 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Show, Simmons Equestrian Center, 49053 Fredericktown, Negley, OH. FMI: Pam, 814-504-4215.


APRIL 14 — Norma Agnew Memorial MSU Hair Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: APRIL 14 — Cowboys & Angels Saddle Club Spring Fun Show, Madison Co. Fairgrounds, Richmond, KY. FMI: 606-386-1608. APRIL 14 — Hickory Hill Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 18355 Hare Creek Rd., Corry, PA. FMI: Darcy, 814-323-2981. APRIL 14-15 — Clark County 4-H Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: APRIL 14-15 — Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar-Workshop, Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Nicholasville, KY. FMI: Karen, 859-881-5849, APRIL 14-15 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: APRIL 15 — Dusty Boots Horse Stall Name Fundraiser, Rome Ranch, 1315 Morningstar Dr., Roaming Shores, OH. FMI: Holly Carr, 440-858-7912, www. APRIL 15 — NOO Clean Shooter Jackpot 2018, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, APRIL 15 — Madison Co. OHC Gymkhana Series, 9 a.m., Madison Co. Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Cheryl Barlett, 740-5052495, APRIL 15 — Open Horse Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303,

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April 2018

Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2018 Fun Shows

Carlisle Equestrian Center • 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, Ohio Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds • Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls



Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: June 10) Judge: Amber Wise

Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Jay Lanzer

SUNDAY, JULY 29 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: Aug. 5) Judge: Sonya Pitts

SUNDAY, AUG. 12 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Amber Wise

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (No rain date) Judge: David Riedel

CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDED FOR 5 SHOW SERIES 5 Ribbons (3 at Lewis Rd.) for Select Equitation Classes (2 at Carlisle Equestrian) Awarded For ********* Each Class! MINI HIGH POINT AWARDED for 2 show series at Carlisle. 1. Open Halter 2. Jr. Showmanship 17 & Under 3. Showmanship 18 & Over 4. English Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 5. English Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 6a. Lead-Line 8 & Under (Walk Only) English/Western

Shows begin at 9 a.m.

25. Keyhole - Open (Walk/Trot/ Canter Division) May not enter both keyhole classes

26. Keyhole - “In Hand” Mini’s/Ponies - Carlisle Show May not enter other keyhole classes.

Pre Walk-Trot Barrel - Lewis Rd. Show (Same rules as class 23) 27. Pre Walk-Trot Barrel - Carlisle Show (Same rules as class 23) Barrel - Walk/Trot - Lewis Rd. Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) 28. Barrel - Walk/Trot - Carlisle Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) Barrel - Open - Lewis Rd. Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) 29. Barrel - Open - Carlisle Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) Egg & Spoon (Walk/Trot) - Lewis Rd. Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Walk, Trot or Canter Classes

6b. Pre Walk-Trot (Rider cannot enter in 6a)

E/W Riders will be asked to do a short walk, trot, halt, back. Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby.

7. English Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 8. English Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 9. Walk-Trot Equitation 18 & Over English/Western

Canter Class Riders May Enter This Class

30. Barrel “In Hand” Mini’s/Ponies - Carlisle Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

(Same rules as class 26)

10. Walk-Trot Pleasure 18 & Over English/Western

Carrot Race - Walk/Trot - Lewis Rd. Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

(Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

11. Walk-Trot Equitation 13-17 English/Western

31. Egg & Spoon (Walk/Trot) - Carlisle Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

Canter Class Riders May Enter This Class

12. Walk-Trot Pleasure 13-17 English/Western

Carrot Race - Open - Lewis Rd. Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

(Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

13. Walk-Trot Equitation 12 & Under English/Western

32. Carrot Race - Walk/Trot - Carlisle Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

(Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

14. Walk-Trot Pleasure 12 & Under English/Western

Pre Walk-Trot Pole Bending - Lewis Rd. Show

Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes

(Same rules as class 23)

15. Gaited Pleasure (Walk/Pleasure Gait Only) 16. Generation Gap (Walk/Trot) - Carlisle Show Gamblers Choice Trail - Lewis Rd. Show. 17. Western Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) 18. Western Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) 19. Western Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 20. Western Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 21. Jack Benny Pleasure (Walk/Trot Only)

33. Carrot Race - Open - Carlisle Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) Pole Bending - Walk/Trot - Lewis Rd. Show

22. Musical Sacks (Walk/Trot - No Dismount)

36. Pole Bending - Walk/Trot - Carlisle Show

23. Pre Walk-Trot Keyhole

37. Pole Bending - Open - Carlisle Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25) 38. Pole Bending “In Hand” Mini’s/Ponies - Carlisle Show

(Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

34. Carrot Race “In Hand” Mini’s/Ponies - Carlisle Show (Same rules as class 26)

Pole Bending - Open - Lewis Rd. Show (Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

35. Pre Walk-Trot Pole Bending - Carlisle Show

Riders must be 39 years of age or older

(Same rules as class 23)

Canter Class Horses May Enter This Class

(Same rules as classes 24 & 25)

Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby.

24. Keyhole (Walk/Trot Horses Only - No Canter Div.)

(Same rules as class 26)

May not enter both keyhole classes

Entry Fees: $5 per class or $35 for 7 classes or more. MUST BE THE SAME HORSE/EXHIBITOR TEAM. There are 38 classes at the Carlisle Show. There are 34 classes at the Lewis Rd. Show. Riders, spectators & volunteers are welcome at all our events. Food will be onsite and rescue horses present.


Class Sponsors: $30 a class includes all 3 Lewis Rd. Shows. An additional $30 a class supports both of the Carlisle shows. Angels Haven Horse Rescue or anyone connected with the shows/ events or grounds, will assume no responsibility for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons, animals or property. AHHR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer based organization.

For More Information: (440) 781-5050 or (440) 781-5060

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APRIL 16 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, New Dawn Farm, New Brighton, PA. FMI: 412-289-1845. APRIL 17 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. APRIL 18-22 — IQHA Youth Show, C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 765-714-4324, APRIL 20 — Indoor Children Fun Series, 6-8:30 p.m., Camouflage Stables, Salem, OH. FMI: APRIL 20 — Open Barrel Show-$500 Added, 6-10 p.m., Henry Co. Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-5242400, APRIL 21 — Winter Team Sorting Round Robin Buckle Series, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: Philip, 330-204-6012. APRIL 20-22 — Bring In The Spring Cattle Event, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www. APRIL 20-22 — Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Spring Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336,, APRIL 20-22 — Mid Ohio Dressage Spring I & II, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: APRIL 21 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Katy Amstutz, 419-6517892, APRIL 21 — Mini Horse Fun Show, 11 a.m., Sapphire Sky Stables, 6810 Barrett Rd., Geneva, OH. FMI: 440-813-9478.

APRIL 21 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue 9th Annual Spring Fling, Quaker Steak & Lube, 4900 Transporation Dr., Village of Sheffield, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. APRIL 21 — Winter Series Contest Show & “Beginners” Fun Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. APRIL 21 — NKHN Dressage Schooling Show & Enrichment Day, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976, APRIL 21 — Dusty Boots Youth Group Meeting, 2 p.m., 2390 Messick South Rd., North Bloomfield, OH. FMI: Sarah, 330647-0230. APRIL 21 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Expo Show, 11 a.m., 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: 419-304-3429. APRIL 21 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Lancaster Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: APRIL 21 — Rodeo & High Point Buckle Series, 8 p.m., Double B Arena, 12578 N. Gasburg Rd., Mooresville, IN. FMI: 317440-8439. APRIL 21-22 — New Shooter Clinic & Club Shoot (no CMSA points), Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214,, APRIL 21-22 — MVHSA Youth Association Spring Show, 8 a.m., Circle G Arena, Lewisburg, OH. FMI: APRIL 22 — Bath Pony Club Dressage Schooling Show, 141 Remsen Rd., Medina, OH. FMI:


Hosted by Gallia - Ohio Horseman’s Council

MAY 12, 2018

Ride out at 12 Noon from Ohio Horseman Council Shelter Located at O.O. McIntyre Park c/o Raccoon Creek County Park, 518 Dan Jones Road, Perry Township, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GALLIPOLIS SHRINE CLUB Concessions will be available on the grounds


Photographer will be on the grounds. Please, no dogs or alcohol. Appropriate conduct is expected. All riders must sign a waiver of liability. Not responsible for accidents.

ALSO: Horses for rent at OHC Shelter.

Located at O.O. McIntyre Park. Call Patti Slayton (740) 645-2352 or Eddie Wolfe (740) 416-3531 Limited number of horses available. $10 Rental.

For More Information

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Patti Slayton (740) 645-2352 Terry Gallion (740) 245-2531

APRIL 22 — Massillon Saddle Club Open Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041. APRIL 24 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. APRIL 26-29 — Westfall Horsemanship Foundation for a Lifetime Clinic, Loudonville area, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 26-29 — 2018 Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: APRIL 27-29 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Hendersons Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740-819-8446, www. APRIL 27-29 — Buckeye Reining Series Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: APRIL 27-29 — Rob Gage 3-Day Clinic, Serenity Acres, 8480 Canal Rd., Frazeysburg, OH. FMI: Kate, 614-204-4100, APRIL 27-29 — MQHYA Spartan Spectacular, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: APRIL 28 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Tricia Crilow, 330-763-4564, APRIL 28 — Spring Horse Sale, The University of Findlay, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 28 — All Breed Open Spring Show, Greentree Riding Stables, 6322 Greentree Rd., Middletown, OH. FMI: Emily, 513-5716270, APRIL 28 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Lancaster Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 28 — 6th Annual Farm & Home Flea Market & Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Belmont County Fairgrounds, St. Clairsville, OH. FMI: Larry Morris, 740-238-1000. APRIL 28 — Tack Swap, 10 a.m., Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: Christine Blystone, 724-681-0040. APRIL 28 — Rich Bradshaw Horse & Rider Spring Series, 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI: 440-834-1201. APRIL 28-29 — Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Show, 9 a.m., Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-3170945, APRIL 28-29 — Ottawa Co. Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Show (28th Speed/29th Performance), 7870 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 28-29 — Michigan State Pinto Breeders & Owners Show, 8 a.m., Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI. FMI: APRIL 29 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, MSC Show Grounds, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Regina Sword, 330-234-7637. APRIL 29 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 888-556-3772, APRIL 29 — MOHSA Pleasure Horse Show, 14028 Croton Rd. NW, Hartford, OH. FMI:


APRIL 29 — Winter Fun Show Series, Sapphire Sky Stables, 6810 Barrett Road, Geneva, OH. FMI: 440-813-9478. APRIL 29 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 Wes Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513-6803690, APRIL 29 — Kimberton Hunt Club 73rd Annual Horse Show, Ludwig’s Corner, Glenmoore, PA. FMI: www.kimbertonhunt. org. MAY 2018 MAY 1 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 4 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, MAY 4 — Chupp’s 26th Annual Pony Auction, 3:30 p.m., The MEC, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: 574-536-8005 MAY 4-6 — Ohio Paint Horse Club Buckeye Extravaganza, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: MAY 4-6 — NKHN Annual Trail Ride/ Campout, Midwest Trail Ride, Norman, IN. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976,, MAY 5 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Katy Amstutz, 419-6517892, MAY 5 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9:15 a.m., Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds, Lore City, OH. FMI: John Kreis, 740-819-0396, www. MAY 5 — Buckeye Jackpot Dressage Show with Western Dressage, 9 a.m., Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: MAY 5 — Open Show, Faustman Ranch, 4301 Rt. 4, Dayton, OH. FMI: 937-4754111, MAY 5 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Show, Simmons Equestrian Center, 49053 Fredericktown, Negley, OH. FMI: Pam, 814-504-4215. MAY 5 — Open Speed Show & Rodeo Series, Lazy H Ranch, 5096 Hamilton Scipio Rd., Hamilton, OH. FMI: 513-756-0500, MAY 5 — Large Horse & Carriage Spring Consignment Auction, Isabella County Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, MI. FMI: 989386-9082. MAY 5 — Centeral Michigan Horseman’s Association Fuzzy Show, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI. FMI: Katie, 989-666-4867. MAY 5 — The Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. FMI: www. MAY 5 — Scavenger Hunt on Horseback, The Flying W Ranch, Tionesta, PA. FMI: 814-316-1064. MAY 5-6 — PtHAO Spring Fling Show, Findlay University Western Farm, Findlay, OH. FMI: Megan Herner, 419-681-0133,, MAY 5-6 — MOHSA Pleasure & Speed Show, 14028 Croton Rd. NW, Hartford, OH. FMI: MAY 5-6 — Tracey Morgan Clinic sponsored by MCDA, Windrush Farm, Metamora, MI. FMI: MAY 5-6 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 Wes Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513-6803690,

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April 2018

35th Annual COSCA Benefit Horse Show

Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27, 2018 • Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio Check for more COSCA approved show dates & showbills!

COSCA SUMMER SIZZLER: AUG. 18-19 ~ Exhibitors Party! COSCA OPEN SHOW: SEPT. 8 ~ Wine Races! COSCA CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW: OCT. 6-8 ~ Wine Races! Stick Horse Returns! — JUDGES —

Saturday: Mark Watkins, Canfield, OH Sunday: Jenny M. Pierucki, Burr Oak, MI *Denotes COSCA non-point class.

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SATURDAY, MAY 27 • 9:00 A.M.

*Jackpot Open Halter- H/P, E/W, S/M/G Open Halter Horse - 3 Yrs. & over - E/W, S/M/G Open Halter Horse - 2 Yrs. & under - E/W, S/M/G Adult Open Halter Horse – 19 Yrs. & over - S/M/G Reg. Appaloosa Halter Horse - All Ages - S/M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Halter - All Ages - S/M/G Reg. Paint/Pinto Halter Horse - All Ages (No solid horses) - S/M/G 8. Youth Open Halter - 18 Yrs. & under - H/P, E/W, M/G 9. Adult Showmanship – 19 Yrs. & over - S/M/G, E/W 10. Youth Showmanship - 14-18 Yrs. Incl. - H/P, E/W, M/G 11. Youth Showmanship - 13 Yrs. & under - H/P, E/W, M/G 12. Walk-Trot Showmanship – all ages – H/P, E/W, M/G 13. 4-H Showmanship – 8-18 yrs – H/P, E/W, M/G 14. Open Showmanship – H/P, E/W, S/M/G 15. Pony & Horse Lead-In Equitation - 8 Yrs. & under E/W, M/G Break 15A. SCHOLARSHIP CLASS 16. *Training Class – All Ages – W/T/C – training aids allowed – Not Judged 17. Jackpot Open English Walk-Trot Pleasure - All Ages H/P, S/M/G (may cross enter canter classes) 18. Open Jr. Snaffle Bit English Pleasure Horses 5 Yrs. & under - S/M/G 19. Walk-Trot Equitation - 10 Yrs. & under - H/P, E/W, M/G 20. Jackpot English Pleasure Horse - Open - S/M/G 21. Youth English Equitation - 13 Yrs. & under H/P, SS/HS, M/G 22. Youth English Equitation – 14-18 Yrs. - H/P, SS/HS, M/G 23. Walk-Trot Pleasure - 10 Yrs. & under - H/P, E/W, M/G 24. Adult Open English Pleasure Horse – 19 Yrs. & over S/M/G 25. Walk-Trot Equitation - 11-18 Yrs. Incl. - H/P, E/W, M/G 26. Youth English Pleasure - 18 Yrs. & under H/P, SS/HS, M/G 27. Adult English Equitation – 19 Yrs. & over - S/M/G 28. Reg. Paint/Pinto English Pleasure Horse - All Types (No solid horses) - S/M/G 29. Walk-Trot Pleasure - 11-18 Yrs. Incl. - H/P, E/W, M/G 30. Open Hunter Pleasure Horses - S/M/G 31. 4-H English Equitation – 8-18 Yrs. – H/P, M/G 32. Reg. Appaloosa English Pleasure Horse All Ages - S/M/G 33. Reg. Quarter Horse Hunter Under Saddle All Ages - S/M/G 34. 4-H English Pleasure – 8-18 yrs – H/P, M/G Break 35. *Jackpot Open Western Walk-Trot Pleasure - All Ages H/P, S/M/G (may cross enter canter classes) 36. Open Jr. Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Horse Horses 5 Yrs. & under –S/M/G 37. Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship - 19 Yrs. & over H/P, E/W, S/M/G 38. Jackpot Open Western Pleasure Horse – S/M/G 39. Walk-Trot Pleasure - 19 Yrs. & over - H/P, E/W, S/M/G 40. Adult Open Western Pleasure Horse 19 yrs & over - S/M/G 41. Jack Benny Pleasure - 39 Yrs. & over - H/P, E/W, S/M/G 42. Youth Western Pleasure - 18 Yrs. & under - H/P, M/G

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Men’s Western Pleasure Horses - 18 Yrs. & over - S/M/G Adult Western Horsemanship – 19 Yrs. & over - S/M/G Youth Western Horsemanship - 13 Yrs. & under - H/P, M/G Youth Western Horsemanship – 14-18 Yrs. - H/P, M/G Reg. Appaloosa Western Pleasure Horse - All Ages S/M/G Reg. Paint/Pinto Western Pleasure Horse - All Types (No solid horses) - S/M/G 4-H Western Horsemanship – 8-18 yrs – H/P, M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Western Pleasure - All Ages - S/M/G Western Hack Horse - Open - S/M/G 4-H Western Pleasure – 8-18 yrs – H/P, M/G Ladies’ Western Pleasure Horses - 18 Yrs. & over - S/M/G


54. Ranch Pleasure 55. Ranch Riding 56. Ranch Conformation

SUNDAY, MAY 27 • 9:00 A.M.

57. *Jackpot Open Halter – H/P, E/W, S/M/G 58. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Breeding and Geldings In Hand - S/M/G 59. Reg. Morgan “In-Hand” - S/M/G 60. Reg. American Saddlebred In-Hand 61. Adult Open Halter Horse – 19 yrs & over – E/W, S/M/G 62. Youth Open Halter – 18 Yrs. & under – H/P, E/W, M/G 63. Open Easy Gaited Model (Conformation) – S/M/G 64. Registered Paso Fino Bella Formas (Conformation) 65. Adult Showmanship - 19 yrs & over – E/W, S/M/G 66. Walk-Trot Showmanship – all ages – H/P, E/W, M/G 67. Youth Showmanship 13 Yrs. & under – H/P, E/W, M/G 68. Youth Showmanship 14-18 Yrs. – H/P, E/W, M/G 69. Pony & Horse Lead-In Equitation - 6 Yrs. & Under E/W, M/G Break 70. *Training Class – All Ages - W/T/C – training aids allowed – Not Judged 71. * $250 GUARANTEED Jackpot Open Walk-Trot Pleasure - All Ages - H/P, E/W, S/M/G (may cross enter canter classes) 72. Jackpot Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (No Canter) S/M/G 73. Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship 10 Yrs. & under H/P, E/W, M/G 74. Jackpot English Pleasure Horse –Saddle Seat S/M/G (No cross entering with class 77) 75. Registered Paso Fino Country Pleasure Horses Open 76. Walk-Trot Pleasure 10 Yrs. & under – H/P, E/W, M/G 77. Jackpot English Pleasure Horse –Hunt Seat- S/M/G (No cross entering with class 74) 78. Reg. Morgan English Pleasure Horses (Saddle Seat) Open 79. Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited English Show Pleasure 80. Reg. Arabian & Half Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Country English Pleasure (Saddle Seat) - S/M/G 81. Reg. Morgan Amateur English Pleasure Horses (Saddle Seat) – Adult and/or Jr. Exhibitor 82. Adult Open English Pleasure Horse 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 83. Reg. Paso Fino Pleasure Horses Adults 18 Yrs. & Over 84. Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited Amateur English Country Pleasure 85. Youth English Pleasure – 18 Yrs. & under – H/P, M/G 86. Adult Open English Equitation – 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 87. Youth English Equitation – 13 yrs & under – H/P, M/G 88. Youth English Equitation – 14-18 Yrs. – H/P, M/G 89. Reg. TWH English Lite Shod Specialty - S/M/G

A Point Show for Central Ohio Saddle Club Assoc., Inc. (COSCA), American Saddlebred Horse Assoc. of Ohio


• Jackpot Classes $15 - 5 ribbons & payback of 35%, 20%, 15%, 5%, 5% • (New in 2018) ENTRY FEE FOR $250 Guaranteed Jackpot Walk-Trot: $20 - Payback of 35%, 20%, 15%, 5%, 5% • All Classes (except Jackpot & Training Classes) $5 - 5 ribbons • Training Classes $5 - No placings • Grounds Fee $5 per horse per day if not stalled. • Office Fee $5 per horse per day. • Stalls available $15 per day-including Tack Stalls. No shavings available for sale - you must provide your own shavings. • Camper Fee: $20 per day. • The Show Committee, COSCA and the Medina County Fairgrounds assume no responsibility for injuries or losses due to accidents or theft. • Walk-trot classes are open to exhibitors who have not cantered at a COSCA show in the current show season. • COSCA rules and stewards shall supersede all other association rules & stewards, including individual county 4-H rules; however, it is each 4-H exhibitor’s responsibility to remain within their own county rules. Check your county rules! • 2 MINUTE GATE RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. NO ENTRY FEE REFUNDS WITHOUT VALID VET EXCUSE. 90. Registered Paso Fino Performance Horses Adults 18 Yrs. & Over Break 91. Pleasure Driving - Open – H/P, S/M/G 92. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Mounted Native Costume - S/M/G 93. Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (Canter) - S/M/G 94. Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited Park Full Mane & Tail 95. Registered Paso Fino Pleasure Horses Youth 17 Yrs. & under 96. Pleasure Driving: Reinsmanship 97. Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship 11-18 Yrs. H/P, E/W, M.G 98. English Road Hack Horses - S/M/G 99. Easy Gaited Pleasure (No Canter) - 17 Yrs. & under 100. Walk-Trot Pleasure 11-18 Yrs. – H/P, E/W, M/G 101. English Bridle Path Horses - S/M/G 102. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Open - S/M/G 103. Reg. Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horses – Open 104. Reg. TWH English Lite Shod (Canter) - S/M/G 105. Reg. American Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure 106. Registered Paso Fino Performance Horses Youth 17 Yrs. & under Short Break 107. Jackpot Open Western Pleasure Horse – S/M/G 108. Open Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter) - S/M/G 109. Adult Open Western Pleasure Horses 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 110. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Western Pleasure - S/M/G 111. Youth Western Pleasure – 18 Yrs. & under – H/P, M/G 112. Reg. Morgan Western Pleasure Horses – S/M/G 113. Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter) 17 Yrs. & Under 114. Adult Western Horsemanship – 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 115. Adult Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship 19 Yrs. & over – H/P, E/W, S/M/G 116. Reg. Morgan Amateur Western Pleasure Adult and/or Jr. Exhibitor 117. Youth Western Horsemanship – 13 Yrs. & under - H/P, M/G 118. Youth Western Horsemanship – 14-18 Yrs. – H/P, M/G 119. Adult Walk-Trot Pleasure 19 Yrs. & over H/P, E/W, S/M/G

FMI: Joyce Berger, Show Secretary • 11012 Jeffries Rd., Berlin Hts., OH 44814 • (419) 433-5049 — Stall Reservations: Barb Nixon, (330) 607-5681 April 2018



Corral Calendar Continued from page 56 MAY 5-6 — Kentucky Derby/Straight Away Racing, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, Glouster, OH. FMI: MAY 5-6 — Horse Day Camp & Clinic, Shelby County Fairgrounds, 655 S. Highland St., Sidney, OH. FMI: Shelby County Extension, 937-498-7239, MAY 5-6 — Gene Brown Clinic, Beaver Run Arena, 3460 Rt. 410, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: Pam Buterbaugh, 814-246-8221. MAY 6 — 17th Annual Medina Kids Care 4 Medina County Home Residents Benefit Horse Show, 9:30 a.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-7222342, MAY 6 — Franklin Co. 4-H Advisory Commitee Youth Horse Show Circuit, Franklin Co. Fairgrounds, Hilliard, OH. FMI: Becky Applegett, 614-570-6388. MAY 6 — Open Horse Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, MAY 6 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Lancaster Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: MAY 6-7 — Terry Myers Ride-In-Sync Clinic, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 740666-1162, MAY 8 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 9-10 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, Straight Up Stables, Nottingham, PA. FMI: 717-278-8374. MAY 10 — Ranch Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Duane, 740-610-4129,


MAY 10 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot, 6 p.m., 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: MAY 10-13 — All American Youth Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 614-620-9784, youthhorseshow@, MAY 11-13 — Ohio American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association Heartland Classic Horse Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: MAY 11-12 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Fun Shoot (no CMSA points) & Bubba Shot The Balloon I CMSA Shoot, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: 740206-7214, MAY 11-13 — SOQHA Challenge, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: MAY 12 — Knox County Horse Park Fun Show, 12 p.m., 7360 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: Courtney, 740-9733059, MAY 12 — 9th Annual Gallipolis Shrine Club Benefit Trail Ride, 12 p.m., Ohio Horseman Council Shelter-O.O. McIntyre Park, 518 Dan Jones Road, Gallipolis, OH. FMI: Clarence Hill, 740-645-0343. MAY 12 — IMTCA Mountain Trail Challenge, Buckeye Horse Park, Canfield, OH. FMI: Ashley, 330-222-1984. MAY 12 — Gymkhana Show, Faustman Ranch, 4301 Rt. 4, Dayton, OH. FMI: 937475-4111, MAY 12 — NBHA Show (Ohio 08 Only), Simmons Equestrian Center, Negley, OH. FMI: Amy, 440-479-8503.

MAY 12 — Winter Series Contest Show & “Beginners” Fun Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. MAY 12 — Oakland Co. Open Horse Show Circuit, 8:30 a.m., Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg, MI. FMI: MAY 12 — Mid-Michigan Open Horse Show Circuit Fuzzy Show, Isabella Co. Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, MI. FMI: MAY 12-13 — Michigan State Pinto Breeders & Owners Show, 8 a.m., Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI. FMI: MAY 12-13 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: MAY 12-13 — TSQHA The Show With A View, Harlansburg Showgrounds, New Castle, PA. FMI: MAY 13 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, MSC Show Grounds, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Regina Sword, 330-234-7637. MAY 13 — Trail Challenge Practice, WinSeek Performance Horses, 5022 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, OH. FMI: 330-638-2255 MAY 13 — Floral City Open Show Circuit, Monroe Co. Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. FMI: 734-931-6004, MAY 15 — Spring Mixed Sale, Champions Center Expo, Springfield, OH. FMI: www. MAY 15 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 16-20 — SOQHA The Madness, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: MAY 18-20 — Great Lakes Appaloosa Quad A Rama, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd Michael, 419-6183043, MAY 18-20 — Spring Ride Weekend, TriCo Trail Association, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Jim, 330-323-4738, MAY 18-20 — Best of America by Horseback, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, Glouster, OH. FMI: MAY 18-20 — 21st Anniversary Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: www. MAY 18-20 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, Heart of Phoenix Equestrian Rescue, Shoals, WV. FMI: 304-784-4061,. MAY 19 — NKHN Drill Team Competition Show, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim, 859496-4976, MAY 19 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Show, Ridgewood Stables, 2250 Ridgewood Dr., Medina, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 19 — Ranch Riding/Ranch Pleasure Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. MAY 19 — Medina Horse Council Committee Open Horse Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH. FMI: MAY 19 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Art In The Barn With The Horses, 1-3 p.m., Evergreen Farm, 13297 Durkee Rd., Grafton, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060.


MAY 19 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Tricia Crilow, 330-763-4564, MAY 19 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905, MAY 19 — Rodeo & High Point Buckle Series, Double B Arena, 12578 N. Gasburg Rd., Mooresville, IN. FMI: 317-440-8439. MAY 19 — 9th Annual Colt Starting Clinic, 12-4 p.m., Wind Walker Farms, Fenton, MI. FMI: MAY 19 — Western Dressage Show Series, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Duane, 740-610-4129, www. MAY 19 — Gibsonburg Speed Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: 419-3043429. MAY 19-20 — Great Lakes Appaloosa Club Quad A Rama, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd Michael, (419) 306-2259, tmcowboy@aol. com, MAY 19-20 — NEOHA Open Horse Show, WPQHA Horse Show Complex, 3722 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: MAY 19-20 — Western Dressage Clinic featuring Lynn Palm, Rattle Run Farms, St. Clair, MI. FMI: MAY 19-20 — Centeral Michigan Horseman’s Association Open All Breed Circuit, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI. FMI: Katie, 989-666-4867, MAY 20 — IMTCA Trail Course Clinic with Kelly Chapman, 9 a.m., Creek Side Horse Park, Elson Street, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia Bauman, 330-323-3559,, www. MAY 20 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 888-556-3772, MAY 20 — Massillon Saddle Club Open Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041. MAY 22 — Barrel Night, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 22 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, 1150 Ledge Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Irene, 330-606-7321, www. MAY 23-27 — Buckeye Reining Series Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: www. MAY 23-27 — Patrick King Horsemanship Clinic, Sand Hill Stable, 4311 St. Rt. 303, Mantua, OH. FMI: Betsy, 330-221-8819,, www. MAY 24 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot, 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: www. MAY 24-27 — 55th Annual Buckeye Sweepstakes & NSHR District Championships, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937962-4336, MAY 24-27 — Spring Fling, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Linda, 217-6217845,

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Entry Fee $10 per class for more inform at entry forms, dire ion, ctions!

**Class 7, 11, 26 Entry Fee: $5


10th Annual All-Breed Horse Show JULY 28, 2018

9:30 AM

Alexandria Fairgrounds • 100 Fairgrounds Road • Alexandria, Kentucky 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Miniature - Halter Obstacle Stock Horse Halter English Halter Arabian/Half Arabian Halter Miniature Hunter Mule Halter Stick Horse Class, Ages 3-7 yrs.** Paso Fino, Performance, Ages 7-17 Open Single Horse/Pony - Turn Out Trad. Vehicle Country Pleasure, Gaited 18 & Up Leadline Class - Ages 2-8 yrs. Leader must be 18 yrs. or older Country Pleasure, Gaited, 7-17, Walk Favorite Gait Pair/Multiple - Working Pleasure Paso Fino Performance, Ages 18 & up Road Pony to Bike, Speed Only English Equitation, Hunt Seat, Open Walk, Trot, Canter, Rail Work only (No Pattern) Novice Walk-Trot Pleasure Driving, Gaited LUNCH BREAK Pleasure Driving Cones Pony/Horse Pony Pleasure (under 14.2 hands), Walk-Trot, Ages 7-17 yrs. (Horse and Rider Combo not eligible for any canter classes)

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English Equitation, Open (Walk, Trot, Canter) Pair/Multiple Reinsmanship Hunter Under Saddle - Open Walk-Trot Pleasure, English - Rider 7-17 yrs. (Horse & Rider Combo not eligible for any canter classes) Paso Fino Pleasure, Ages 18 & up Stick Horse Costume - 3-7 yrs.** Arabian Hunter Pleasure Road Horse to Bike, Speed Only English Pleasure - Hunt Seat, Ages 7-17 (Walk, Trot, Canter) Single Horse/Pony - Reinsmanship Walking Horse Pleasure, Trail, Walk, Pleasure Gait Paso Fino Pleasure, Ages 7-17 Gaited Trail Pleasure, 18 & up (Walk Favorite Gait) Arabian English Pleasure Novice Gaited Pleasure (Walk Favorite Gait) Western Pleasure, Age 7-17, Walk/ Jog (Horse and Rider Combo not eligible in any canter/lope classes) Western Pleasure, 18 & up, Walk/ Jog (Horse and rider combo not eligible in any canter/lope classes) Single Horse/Pony Working Pleasure

• Current Coggins Tests and Health Certificates will be required and checked before being admitted to show grounds. NO EXCEPTIONS! • Northern KY Horse Network, Officers, Campbell County Agricultural Society (Alexandria Fair) or others are not responsible for accidents or loss of equipment. • “Stock Horse” includes Quarter Horse, Paint Horse, Appaloosa, or other Stock Types. • “Mountain Pleasure” includes Rocky Mountain Horses, United Mountain Horses and KY Mountain Horses • “Gaited” includes Rocky Mountain, United Mountain, Mountain Pleasure, Walking Horses, Missouri Fox Trotter, Paso Fino, Peruvian , and other single-footed breeds, including gaited mules. • Miniature Horses (VSE) may exhibit only in classes designated for them, and the Open Costume classes. • Show is part of the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Paint Alternative Competition Program (PAC). See the APHA website for more info. • Show is affiliated with Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows. • Proper attire is required. ASTM-SEI helmets required for all riders under 18 yrs old at all times while mounted or in cart, except stick horse class. • Shirts, not worn with jackets, should have long sleeves. Boots are required – no athletic shoes, sandals, etc. (excludes costume class). Paso Fino Performance, requires jacket and felt or leather hat. Appropriate hats shall be worn for riding disciplines – no ball caps. NKHN encourages the use of ASTM-SEI helmets by ALL exhibitors, but helmets are required for all exhibitors (except stick horse classes) under the age of 18.

Charles Poppe • (513) 315-7143 April 2018

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English Pleasure - Saddleseat Gaited Trail Pleasure, Ages 7-17, Walk Favorite Gait Ladies Western Pleasure Western Pleasure, Ages 7-17 Paso Fino Costume Western Pleasure, English Breeds (Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian, Mules) (Walk, Jog, Lope) Western Horsemanship Open (Rail work only. No pattern. Walk, Jog, Lope) Plantation Pleasure (Walk, Running Walk, Canter) Western Pleasure, Stock Horse (Walk, Jog, Lope) Country Trail Pleasure - Trail Walk, Pleasure Gait, Show Gait Single Horse/Pony Turnout Open Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Western Horsemanship, Ages 7-17, Walk, Jog, Lope, Rail Work Only. No Pattern Jack Benny Walk/Trot Rider 39 yrs. & over Bareback Equitation/Horsemanship Open Costume Walking Horse Country Pleasure, Open (Walk, Running Walk)

Age of rider as of date of show. Riders may exhibit only in the age group for which they are eligible. Dogs shall be confined to trailers, stalls, or kept on leashes at all times Entry booth will open Saturday, July 28 at 8 AM. ENTRIES CLOSE FOR CLASSES 1 - 7 AT 8:45AM. Please see for entry forms and information! No refunds unless show is suspended by NKHN. Stalls will be available for $20 per day beginning 4 PM, July 27 thru 8: AM, JULY 29, and include 1 bag of shavings. Additional shavings will be available for purchase on site. Reservations for stalls willbe accepted. Contact Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976. Stalls must be stripped prior to leaving grounds or be charged $30. NO STRAW PLEASE! Electric hook-ups can be reserved for $15 per day. Call Jim Mayer 859-496-4976 Concessions will be available on site. No glass bottles or alcohol are permitted on premises. Exhibitors under 18 yrs. are not permitted to exhibit or handle stallions over 12 months of age. Sick or unruly horses will be asked to leave the premises. Horses exhibiting excessive soreness or lameness will not be permitted to show. Any practice or behavior deemed abusive or inhumane by Show Management will not be tolerated. Show Management reserves the right to disqualify any entries suspected as such, and they may be asked to leave the show grounds. Entry or stall fees will not be refunded. HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

Jim Mayer • (859) 496-4976 59

Tri-County Trail Association

Work Party Scheduled for April 7 PRESIDENT, Jim Mike; VICE PRESIDENT, Leroy Wilson; SECRETARY, Neva Gibson; TREASURER, Sally Roush. EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Cindy Krumm Wow, I really do not know where the time goes! There are

hints of spring being just around the corner. The temperatures are gradually rising, Daylight Savings time has returned, the horses and dogs are shedding out their winter fur. In addition, the spring thaws and rains have created rivers where creeks were and lakes where ponds were. This has resulted in some very muddy trails for most people throughout the state of Ohio. Tri-Co’s are no exception. There will be much to do to cleanup the trails

Corral Calendar Continued from page 58

MAY 25 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, MAY 25 — Keystone Saddle Club Contesting Show, 5969 Clay Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: MAY 25 — Indoor Children Fun Series, 6-8:30 p.m., Camouflage Stables, 3249 SR 45 S, Salem, OH. FMI: www. MAY 25-28 — Memorial Day Family Weekend Campout, Wanake Camp and Retreat Center, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. FMI: 330-756-2333, www.


MAY 25-28 — Carroll County OHC Regional Ride, Jefferson State Park, Richmond, OH. FMI: Ron Wilson II, 330-238-0753, MAY 25-28 — MQHA Summer Series, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: MAY 26 — Perry County Open 4H Horse Show, 8 a.m., Perry County Fair, New Lexington, OH. FMI: PerryCounty4H HorseCommittee. MAY 26 — Preble County OHC Memorial Day Speed & Fun Show, Hueston Woods State Park Horse Camp, Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Don Buckingham, 937-417-4358,,

and camp in order to prepare for the upcoming camping season. If you are a member that is not close enough to make it to regular work parties, perhaps you will consider coming to camp for the work party we have scheduled for Saturday, April 7. Work party participants are always fed lunch for their efforts. You can stay overnight and join us for our annual Easter dinner—which is of no charge to club members. After the dinner there will be an Easter egg hunt for the kids with games and prizes for all of them. After which, you can stay for the monthly meetings. We held our annual ChiliCookoff in March with 54 members in attendance and 12 different chilis to be tasted. Prizes were awarded to the four favorite chili recipes. Congratulations to the winners: first place Zach Hoover, second place Tara Bachman, third place Bernadette Kraynick and fourth place Helen Murray. Our first major weekend event for 2018 is our Spring Ride Weekend scheduled for May 18 through May 20. As with all our weekend events, you can purchase


2018 Chili cook-off (l to r): 2nd place, Tara Bachman; 4th place, Helen Murray; 1st place Zach Hoover; Event Hostess, Patty Farmer and 3rd place, Bernadette Kraynic. a meal package that includes your Friday evening meal, three meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday. Our weekend package for the Spring Ride can be purchased for $55 per person or $80 for a couple—with discounts available for members and families. Please be sure to see our fullpage ad in this issue listing all of the major events planned for TriCo Trails in 2018. For more information about our club and events, visit our website at

April 2018

8th Annual Fallen Horseman Memorial Horse Show Champions Center • 4122 Laybourne Road • Springfield, Ohio

September 1 and 2, 2018 WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW The Fallen Horseman Memorial Horse show honors fallen horsemen and women who have enabled your life with horses and/or made an impact on the horse industry.


• $12,500 in cash and prizes

Saturday Night

paid out in 2017!


• New Format for 2018

(Double Judged)

• 8 High Point Awards SATURDAY JUDGE: Jim Chafin Halter/Showmanship Hunter Under Saddle

$500 Ride For the Fallen

SUNDAY JUDGE: Shelly Wilson Pleasure/Horsemanship

(in memory of) WWW

$1250 Guaranteed Open Western Pleasure

SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUDGE: Chuck Schroeder — Ranch/Reining


Nationwide Childrens Hospital Charity Egg N Spoon WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW For a complete showbill, updated prize list, sponsor information and more call Tammy Lickliter, (937) 672-5629

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District One National Show Horse Association

Spring Tune Up Clinic in May at Buckeye Horse Park PRESIDENT, Jane Malmsberry; VICE PRESIDENT, Jan Passell; SECRETARY, Kristin Detwiler; TREASURER, Barb Wright; EMAIL, barbwright4100@ FACEBOOK, www.

by Barb Wright Our club officers for 2018 will remain the same as for 2017. We are had our meeting to vote and plan activities the middle of March. We are had a Night at The Races on March 10 to kick off our fundraising for 2018. The Spring Tune Up Clinic at Buckeye Horse Park is scheduled for May 20 starting at 9 a.m. Forty-five minute sessions will be offered on the following topics: Dressage, Ranch Rail, Ranch Pattern, Ranch Conformation, Western, Barrels, Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Showmanship and Obstacle Challenge course navigation. Our presenters include a variety of professionals willing

to help you and your horse. There will be three rings going at one time so we can keep our group size down to four or five per group. Cost is $45 for three sessions and $10 for each additional session. For more information and to be put on the email list contact Barb Wright at This month we are featuring another club officer. Barb Wright serves as our treasurer. Her horse biography is below. Barbara Wright was born 1945 in East Aurora, N.Y. As written in my baby book the love of horses came as no surprise to my parents. My favorite book was Little Benny Wanted A Pony; favorite radio programs were The Lone Ranger and The Cisco Kid. My sister and I rode the arms of our overstuffed chair until at age 10 my parents bought us a horse. Glenn Dale Eric III was a Standardbred off the track that had recovered from pneumonia. If you look at his picture you see there was no hair on either side as the mustard plastic had permanently

burned him. I rode this horse everywhere and even took him swimming. When I left for college at age 17 my parents said he had to go so I gave him to my best friend. Three months later I got a call that he broke three legs and had to be euthanized. Their neighbors had thrown barbed wire into his pasture. I decided then that I would not get another horse until I could keep it safe and close by. The next horse I purchased was a reward to self for completing my PH.D. Chevalier’s Fancy Dude was a Saddlebred purchased from Betty Lynn Evans. I enjoyed many years of trail riding and owned him well into his 20’s. When I moved to Canfield in 1983 Chevi was not rideable so I purchased Angela Contract a yearling Saddlebred mare. Now that I had my own farm I was able to start doing some breeding and showing. When I retired from YSU I really was able to focus more on showing and traveling to bigger shows so I purchased a fancy National Show Horse, E.C. Peer Pressure, who did driving, English pleasure and 3 gaited. He was a very special horse who made showing a blast. Due to his earnings his name still appears on the Wall Of Fame at National Show Finals each year. He is the horse that helped me learn to

Barb Wright and E.C. Peer Pressure winning the amateur pleasure driving at National Show Horse Finals. drive and fall in love with driving. Over the years I have bred and raised 18 foals and purchased seven horses. Currently I own 10 horses ranging in age from 4 months to 21 years. I also am boarding seven horses. I have always liked the Arabians and Saddlebreds and the crosses between them (National Show Horses and Half Arabians). My real love is the English pleasure division and the pleasure driving division because the horses trot very high and look so proud. My current show horses are Half Arabians. Ho Chi Mama is my English pleasure/park mare who is doing well in the show ring. My hunter mare Venus Afire was born on the farm and has been very successful in the open hunter division. My plan is to continue showing and enjoying my horses as long as I can.

Avon Lake Saddle Club

Pinto Horse Association of Ohio 2018 Show Dates SPRING FLING: May 5-6

Findlay University (Western Farm) 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH 45840


Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 SR 18, Wauseon, OH 43567

LOTS O’ SPOTS: July 21-22 Findlay University (Western Farm) 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH 45840

EAST CENTRAL PINTO JUBILEE August 4-5 Henry Co. Saddle Club Grounds, 2221 N. Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN 47362

FALL WIND UP: September 29-30 Eden Park, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH 43074 62

Moving Shows to Saturdays this 2018 Show Season PRESIDENT, Kathleen Azzarello; SECRETARY & TREASURER, Barbara Sherman; TRUSTEE, Mary Oring; EMAIL, kathleen@; WEBSITE,

by Kathleen Azzarello We are super excited to be adding some Ranch classes this year! We have a meeting at the end of the month to finalize the showbill with new ranch classes added. We will have more information in the May issue. We will also post on the Avon Lake Saddle Club website and Facebook page. We are changing things up in 2018. Moving most of our shows to Saturdays, we are hoping this


will allow more exhibitors to come show with us! Also, we are sponsoring an Open Mini show! Here are the dates for your calendar: MAY 12 — 11 a.m. start JUNE 2 — 11 a.m. start JUNE 23 — 11 a.m. start JULY 7 — 11 a.m. start JULY 21 — 11 a.m. start (Open Mini Show) SEPT. 7 — 7 p.m. start (final 2018 show and year-end awards) SEPT. 8 — Hay Day, our day for children and adults with disabilities, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Weiss Field. For more information about the shows or Avon Lake Saddle Club please contact Kathleen Azzarello, 440/536-0145. April 2018

April 2018



Ohio Paint Horse Club

Buckeye Extravaganza Coming Up in May PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman; VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp; TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl; SECRETARY, Holly Ebelberger; EMAIL, r_paints@msn. com; WEBSITE,

by Roxann Rohrl Welcome to the April Ohio Paint Horse Club news. Wow, here it is, time to spring forward with our clocks. Welcome to another hour of daylight and the coming of spring! All of your National Directors attended the Annual APHA Convention in Texas, attended their assigned meetings, voted on the 2019 rules and came home excited to look ahead with some new ideas after hearing and talking with other Paint clubs. Wish you all had attended. Our horse show dates are coming closer. Think about online entries for our shows! Ohio will have two Paint O Rama’s and two weekends with two judges each show (two shows). May 4-6 brings us to the Buckeye Extravaganza held at Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio. Friday will be a two judge Youth and Amateur Show along with an OPHC sponsored Pizza Party and the Donkey Basketball sponsored by Premier Paint Sires. Saturday and Sunday will be judged by four judges. Chris Arnold and Amy Watkins are our judges for Friday. Saturday and Sunday are John Boxell, Randy Wilson, Steve Lackey and Elizabeth Baker. Stall reservations are all prepaid by April 15 for the discounted rate of $90. There is a stall reservation form on the website, www.ophc. org, for all of our shows. Stall checks will not be cashed until after the show. I am so happy I have received many of these and it is only March 9! Come join us for a fun weekend. Amateurs will have a Silent Auction and the Youth club plan on having an organizational meeting. Our new Youth advisors are really pumped with ideas for the Youth club. Please plan on joining them on Friday evening. Youth club advisors are Lauren Johnson and Janet Niese. They can be reached at 567/204-3117 or 419/2343654. Give them a call and help our Youth club with your ideas. June 2 and 3 is the Ohio Michigan Partnership Show held 64

Connie Runkle at Madison County Fairgrounds, London, Ohio. This will be a fun show to attend with two judges each day. Scholarships will be drawn for in the amount of $250. At this time two will be drawn for. One for Michigan Youths and one for Ohio Youths. Saturday night bring a dish to share, a fun evening is planned. August 11 and 12 the Ohio Amateur Club Show with two judges each day, will also be held at Madison County Fairgrounds, London, Ohio. Ohio Amateurs are also planning a fun show. Amateurs are raffling off a Harris Work Saddle, $10 a ticket. Tickets will be drawn at the Labor Day Show. September 1 and 2 the Buckeye Bonanza POR and Premier Paint Sires along with Ohio’s Stallion Service Auction Futurity will be held at the World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, Ohio. The SSA will be paying out approximately $6,000+ to Weanlings, Yearlings and 2 Year Olds. If you have a SSA eligible horse please do not miss this opportunity. Contact Tina Eller at 937/303-3632 or OPHC will be sponsoring a $1000 Western Stakes Class. Wow, more to come! The Stallion Service Auction still has some great stallions services that can be purchased up to June 1. Many of these stallions are multiple futurity eligible, world champions, world champion producers, breeders halter futurity eligible, breeders trust and double and triple registry. Contact Tina Eller. Ohio is offering some great incentives for Registered Paint Horses. If you are an OPHC member and have not shown in an OPHC Paint show in the last three years, we have coupons available to offer you a $100 show credit at one of the 2018 Ohio shows. This credit does not include APHA fees. One horse, one rider. Check it out! Get your OPHC membership at the show.

Sue Johnson Registered Paint Horse Youth: Get your OPHC membership in so we can contact and include you into the Reorganized Ohio Youth Club. If you do not have a 2018 OPHC membership you will not be receiving the Corral. The subscription of the Horsemen’s Corral is included in your membership. Do not miss out on this subscription. Lori Hershey is our membership chair, please forward her your membership, there is a form on the OPHC website or send her your name, address, email address, and telephone number. The cost for Youth 18 and under is $15, Individual membership is $20 or $50 for a family. Lori’s address is 2023 Heyl Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691 or 330/263-0933 or email her: lori.hershey@aol. com. Membership incentive— this will be ending soon! Three year individual membership can be purchased for $50 and three year family membership $100. What a deal! New rules regarding transportation of horses, electronic logging device mandate, will you need a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License.) Each state has their own set of regulations in addition to federal requirements, I urge you to research and understand the laws in your state. American Horse Council can help you with your questions, 202/296-4031 or Does or will these new rules effect you and your non-business related transportation of horses? At a recent Board meeting, officers, directors and chairs attended. Plans for 2019 for our members were discussed and open for discussion. Lots of good ideas came out of this discussion: show ideas, expanding trail program, clinics, entertainment, fun games, working with 4-H clubs, open all breed shows, one judge shows,


Lauren Johnson, Landon Siefker and Janet Niese. Lauren and Janet are the new Youth club advisors. having representation at the AllAmerican Youth Show, ways to promote our Paint horses, educational topics. It was really a refreshing brain storming. We also need your ideas! We want to work for you, our members! Please attend our meetings. Meetings are open to all our members and interested Paint owners. Our next meeting is planned for April 7 at Willow Brook Christian Village, Delaware, Ohio. Come join us! Volunteers, we need you! Could you help us with running the gates at a show, helping in the entry booth, being a runner, scribes at our shows, helping with awards? Please give Roxann a call of your availability, 440/458-5022. Volunteers are important to us! It can be really fun! We are looking for class sponsors. For only $25 a class, your name, business, stallion’s name, etc will be announced when that class is presented at each show! Help sponsor the Circuit Awards or Hi Points! Your name or business card will also be added to our website for every sponsorship. There is also a possibility of having a short Sunday Prayer Service at each show on Sundays. Hot News! Youth Landon Siefker is waiting to hear from APHA as the APHA Ohio Youth representative. Wow... wonderful, Go Landon! Please visit our OPHC Facebook page, and the OPHYC Facebook page. Also visit our website, Showbills for our shows will be on OPHC Facebook shortly. Facebook items can change and be added daily, check them all out! Social Media will keep you up to date! Heather Strobl is our Facebook Chair. Until next month, enjoy spring. April 2018

All shows held at Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Urichsville, Ohio 44683 SHOW BEGINS AT 10 A.M. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

$4 $10 $4 $4 $4 $10

7. $4 8. $4



Open Halter Open Jackpot Halter added $50-$100 Showmanship 8 & Under (Small Fry) Showmanship 9 to 18 E/W Showmanship 19 & Over E/W Open Jackpot Showmanship E/W added $50-$100 Draft Showmanship Lead Line and Therapeutic E/W

16. $4 17. $4

Open W/T English Equitation Open English Equitation

18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4

Open Driving (All Breeds) Open Driving Reinsmanship (All Breeds) W/T Trail Trail Single Farm Hitch

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$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4

Open Pleasure E/W Gaited Pleasure Jr. Western Pleasure Horse 5 & Under Sr. Western Pleasure Horse 6 & Over Advanced W/T Western (May Cross Over) W/T Western Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) W/T Western Pleasure 9 to 18 W/T Western Pleasure 19 and Over

20 minute warm up / tack change

30 minute warm up / tack change 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $10

Open W/T English Pleasure Advanced W/T English (May Cross Over) English Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) English Pleasure 9 to 18 English Pleasure 19 & Over Sr English Pleasure Horse 6 & Over Open Jackpot English Pleasure added $50-$100

$4 $10 $4 $4 $4 $10

7. $4 8. $4

Open Halter Open Jackpot Halter added $50-$100 Showmanship 8 & Under (Small Fry) Showmanship 9 to 18 E/W Showmanship 19 & Over E/W Open Jackpot Showmanship E/W added $50-$100 Draft Showmanship Lead Line & Therapeutic E/W 30 minute warm up / tack change

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $10

16. $4 17. $4

31. $4

W/T Jack Benny Western Pleasure (39 & Over) 32. $10 Open Jackpot Western Pleasure added $50-$100 33. $4 Western Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) 34. $4 Western Pleasure 9 to 18 35. $4 Western Pleasure 19 & Over 36. $4 Jack Benny Western Pleasure (39 & Over) 37. $4 Open Stock Western Pleasure 38. $4 Open Non-Stock Western Pleasure 39. $10 Open Jackpot Western Pleasure added $50-$100 40. $4 Open W/T Western Horsemanship 41. $4 Open Western Horsemanship 42. $4 Open Reining 43. $4 Open W/T Ranch Pleasure 44. $4 Open Ranch Pleasure

rain or shine!


SHOW BEGINS AT 9 A.M. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

30 minute warm up / tack change

Open W/T English Pleasure Advanced W/T English (May Cross Over) English Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) English Pleasure 9 to 18 English Pleasure 19 & Over Sr. English Pleasure Horse 6 & Over Open Jackpot English Pleasure added $50-$100 Open W/T English Equitation Open English Equitation 20 minute warm up / tack change

DIRECTIONS From Trenton Avenue Exit: Go to caution light. Turn right onto Newport Ave. (CR 28), go appox. 1 mile, turn right onto Blizzard Ridge Rd. Go 1 mile, turn left onto Clay City Drive. Show grounds are on the left. • All classes are subject to change day of show at the discretion of show committee. • Proper & safe show attire is required for all classes and ASTM/SEI safety helmets are encouraged! • Each Horse/Rider/Handler combination will require a separate number. • Open classes are for all aged riders. • Horse/Rider combination may not cross over (except for class 10 & 27) • All classes are open to all horses and ponies of any age, breed, and size unless specified. • Jackpot classes payback 80% (40%, 30%, 20%, 10%) 5-9 entries - $50 added/10+ entries - $100 added. • Points are awarded for 1st through 6th place.

18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4

Open Driving (All Breeds) Open Driving Reinsmanship (All Breeds) W/T Trail Trail Single Farm Hitch

23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $10

33. 34. 35. 36. 37.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4

Open Pleasure E/W Gaited Pleasure Jr. Western Pleasure Horse 5 & Under Sr. Western Pleasure Horse 6 & Over Advanced W/T Western (May Cross Over) W/T Western Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) W/T Western Pleasure 9 to 18 W/T Western Pleasure 19 and Over W/T Jack Benny Western Pleasure (39 & Over) Open Jackpot Western Pleasure added $50-$100 Western Pleasure 8 & Under (Small Fry) Western Pleasure 9 to 18 Western Pleasure 19 & Over Jack Benny Western Pleasure (39 & Over) Open Stock Western Pleasure

30 minute warm up / tack change

• Ribbons are awarded for 1st-5th place. • $4 Grounds and $4 Office Fee per horse is applicable to any non KSC member. • No refunds for scratched classes, including open checks. • Entries must be completed one class in advance. • KSC is governed by its own Rules and Regulations. Horse Show Rules will be available at every show. • KSC is PAC approved & AHA Incentive Program facility. • No abuse of animals will be tolerated! • All dogs must remain on leash! • NO ALCOHOL on the grounds • KSC members, show officials, sponsors, and/or agents will not be liable for loss, accidents and/or injury to any animal, rider, spectator or their possessions. • “EQUINE LIABILITY ACT” SIGNS ARE POSTED. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

rain or shine!

38. $4 Open Non-Stock Western Pleasure 39. $10 Open Jackpot Western Pleasure added $50-$100 40. $4 Open W/T Western Horsemanship 41. $4 Open Western Horsemanship 42. $4 Open Reining 43. $4 Open W/T Ranch Pleasure 44. $4 Open Ranch Pleasure Drag Arena 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57.

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $10 $4 $4 $4 $10

Flags Cones Keyhole Down & Back Stakes Pole Bending 8 & Under (Small Fry) Pole Bending 9 to 18 Pole Bending 19 & Over Jackpot Pole Bending Barrels 8 & Under (Small Fry) Barrels 9 to 18 Barrels 19 & Over Jackpot Barrels

CONTEST SHOW SERIES SHOW BEGINS AT 7 P.M. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

MAY 25 [ JULY 13 AUGUST 10

$4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4

Flags Exhibition Classes (Poles and Barrels) Cones will run from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Keyhole Down & Back Runs will be limited Stakes by time schedule. Pole Bending 8 & Under (Small Fry) $2.00 a Run. $4 Pole Bending 9 to 18 $4 Pole Bending 19 & Over Proper Show Attire Required. $10 Jackpot Pole Bending Collared shirt with a sleeve. $4 Barrels 8 & Under (Small Fry) $4 Barrels 9 to 18 rain or $4 Barrels 19 & Over $10 Jackpot Barrels shin


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Farnam Adds Continuous Spray to Proven Fly Protection Brands Until now, getting complete fly repellent coverage has been a challenge. It’s one thing to spray a horse’s back and sides, but what about those trickier areas, like under the belly and between the back legs? Those spots need fly protection too, but applying product isn’t always easy. Farnam is pleased to announce two updated delivery methods for two of the strongest-selling brands in the company’s line of premium fly control. Endure® Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray for Horses and Tri-Tec 14™ Fly Repellent for Horses are now available in 15-ounce continuous spray cans. The same powerfully effective formulas horse owners have relied on for years are now offered in an incredibly practical format. Farnam’s 360-degree continuous spray cans provide consistent, even application for quiet, uniform protection. Because the can sprays at any angle, even upside down, there

are no more hard-to-reach places. Just spray and the horse is protected. It’s one more reason for horse owners to love their favorite fly repellent. Unlike standard aerosol cans, with the new continuous spray can there is no propellant expelled with the product. And instead of the cold spray you get from an aerosol, the product comes out at room temperature, which is much more comfortable for the horse. The updated format also means the can empties completely, so no more wasted repellent, and the size makes for a container that’s convenient to hold for effortless use. Farnam is all about making their products easier for customers to use, while always providing the most effective fly protection.

The 360-degree continuous spray cans of Endure® Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray for Horses and Tri-Tec 14™ Fly Repellent for Horses join the Easy-Pour bottles that were introduced last year for added convenience. For more information on Farnam® fly and pest control products, visit www.farnam. com. Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and has become one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam® Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus nutritional supplements.

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Cowboy Mounted Shooting is Truly a Family Sport PRESIDENT, R David Davis; VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric; SECRETARY, Karen Davis; TREASURER, Nancy Virzi. PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

June Schmidt by Nancy ‘Go Forward’ Virzi To those that have never seen mounted shooting, let alone participate in it, let me fill you in. First of all there is no live ammunition used. We use black powder blanks, so competitors and spectators are not in any danger. The object is to ride through one of 82 courses, chosen before the competition starts, ‘as fast as you can’, all the while shooting at balloon targets with a 45 single action revolver. As fast as you can depends on each persons ability. You have 60 seconds to get through the course, how fast you do it is up to you as an individual and your ability. Those of us over 50 have a different ability level than the ‘young guns’. At 68 years old I don’t have the ability to fire a gun at the same speed a 13 year old can. I also have a fear


factor when it comes to how fast I ride, I can’t afford to fall off. Some competitors have walked or trotted through the course to the cheers and support of the other competitors. This is a family sport. We have kids that started at 3 or 4 years old. They don’t shoot guns, they use either their finger to point at the balloons or a cap gun and aim it at the balloons. The shooting of a gun doesn’t start until they turn 12 and after they have gone through a safety/shooting course put on by their club. We have people that are in their 80s still shooting. Training your horse takes as much dedication. Some horses take to it right away and others are not so happy to participate so starting them slow is essential. We use a cap gun to start getting them used to gun sounds. Starting on the ground and shooting

Stephanie Berry around them. We progress when they are ready, to the 45’s. Then riding them with people walking and firing behind and beside them with the 45s. Then progressing to shooting off them. You also need to desensitize them to balloons being blown up with an air compressor, popping and waving around in their faces. The biggest thing is patience. There is no particular breed that is better at this sport than other breed. If you want watch this sport we have our shoots in the summer in Jefferson, Ohio, at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds. There are other clubs in the state, Black Swamp Bandits in North Western Ohio, the Mid Ohio Marauders in the Columbus area, and the Northern Ohio Outlaws in Wooster. There is no charge to watch. If you are interested, come watch, we will be happy to introduce you to this sport. We also have a practice scheduled


Colleen Kelly on April 21 so far. If you want to come watch that, we would be happy to introduce you to our sport. If you have any questions contact Karen Davis at 330/7193290 or I have never participated in a competitive sport where everyone supports those that are beginners as well as those that have been shooting for a while. It is truly a family, no matter where you shoot and this sport is worldwide. Lake Erie Vaqueros are celebrating their 10 year anniversary—still runnin and gunnin! Thank you to our sponsors: Lonesome Pines Ammunition, Horsemen’s Corral, Warren Family Farm and Home, Trumbull Locker, Parkside Trailers, Pueblo Real Restaurant, KD Gowins Photography, Wendy Schaffer Equine Bodyworks Big D’s Tack Store, Steele Rose Horseshoeing, and Uncle Jimmy’s Horse Treats. April 2018

The 1st Annual Ohio Appaloosa Association Dazzling Spots

THE OPPORTUNITY CLASSIC World Equestrian Center — Indoor Arena 4095 State Route 730 • Wilmington, Ohio 45177

JUNE 16-17, 2018



Stephanie McConnell Paula Gatewood

Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) triple pointed classes Miami Valley Horse Show Association approved classes “Double Judged”

WARNING: Under the Ohio Equine Limited Liability Act, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to a participant or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities. (OH Rev. Code 2305.321) Ohio law requires a current negative Coggins (EIA) test within 12 months to date of show. Health papers on all out of state horses, current within 30 days of start of show must be presented. Reg. Appaloosa/Reg. Horses - copy of correct, current and vertifiable registration papers REQUIRED! ApHC Owners and Exhibitors must have current ApHC national membership cards in the appropriate division.

Special prizes for HIGH POINT Winners!

FEES: Office Fee: $8 per horse - weekend fee Reg. Classes: $7 each, per judge $100 Open Classes: $12 each single judged only. Pays back 40/30/30/10. If less than 10 pays back 70%. ApHC Classes: $8 each per judge ApHC National Point Fee: Youth/Non Pro $1 per entry per judge Open ApHC Class National Points Fee: $2 per entry per judge ApHC Class Blanket Fee: $90, one horse or one rider, does not include stall fee or National Point Fee Stalls: $55 per horse for weekend. All horses must have stall, NO trailering in. Shavings available - $8 Camping w/electric: $60 per weekend

*One horse/rider combo must sign up at beginning of showing, no exceptions!

On Site Cabins for rent. Call W.E.C. at 937-382-0985. No entry before 8 a.m. Friday. Youth classes - age as of Jan. 1, 2018. No Stallions to be shown by Youth. Ponies can be shown by adults. All riders must declare horse or pony. Ponies 58” and under. Riders can cross enter unless otherwise states. The proceeds of the SSgt Matt Maupin class will be donated to the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, in honor of SSgt Matt Maupin and other local veterans.

Saturday, June 16 — Start time 8:00 a.m. KEY + = MVHSA Approved $ = Money Class RED = ApHC ** Can go in with assistant if needed / No cross entry on the walking only class / Small Fry cannot cross enter leadline / No cross entry on the walking only! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

Open Good Grooming+ Challenged Rider Showmanship** $100 Open Showmanship+ Single Judged Open Adult Western Showmanship+ 19-39 Open Adult Western Showmanship+ 40 & over ApHC Novice Non Pro Showmanship ApHC Non Pro Showmanship Open Youth Showmanship+ 13 & under Open Youth Showmanship+ 14-18 ApHC Novice Youth Showmanship 18 & under ApHC Youth Showmanship 18 & under Open Small Fry Showmanship+ 9 & under ApHC Youth Walk Trot Showmanship 10 & under Leadline Showmanship 6 & under ** Open English Showmanship+ all ages ApHC Youth English Showmanship 18 & under Open Leadline+ 6 & under ApHC Leadline 6 & under ApHC Open Hunter In Hand Stallions

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$100 Open Halter+ Single Judged Open Pony Halter+ Open Horse Halter+ grade, no registered Open Registered Color Breed Halter+ Open Performance Halter+ Open Adult Halter+ Open Youth Halter+ ApHC Jr. Stallions ApHC Sr. Stallions ApHC Non Pro Stallions ApHC FPD Stallions - Grand and Reserve Stallions ApHC Jr. Geldings ApHC Sr. Geldings ApHC Non Pro Geldings ApHC Youth Geldings ApHC FPD Geldings - Grand and Reserve Geldings ApHC Jr. Mares ApHC Sr. Mares ApHC Non Pro Mares ApHC Youth Mares ApHC FPD Mares - Grand and Reserve Mares ApHC Most Colorful at Halter ApHC Non Pro Most Colorful at Halter ApHC Youth Most Colorful at Halter

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ApHC Non Pro Hunter In Hand Stallions ApHC Open Hunter In Hand Geldings ApHC Non Pro Hunter In Hand Geldings ApHC Youth Hunter in Hand Geldings ApHC Open Hunter In Hand Mares ApHC Non Pro Hunter In Hand Mares ApHC Youth Hunter in Hand Mares Challenged Rider Class – Leading, walking only** Open Walking Only Class all ages $100 Open English Walk Trot Pleasure all types Single Judged ApHC Hunter Under Saddle ApHC Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 & under ApHC Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle 18 & under ApHC Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle ApHC Novice Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle ApHC Youth Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle 10 & under ApHC Non Pro Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle Open Registered Color Breed Hunter Under Saddle+

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Open Pony Hunter Under Saddle all ages Open Saddle Seat Pleasure all ages Open Feathered Horse Pleasure W/E Open Novice Adult Walk Trot Pleasure+ W/E $100 Open English Pleasure all types Single Judged Open Novice Youth Walk Trot Pleasure+ W/E 10-18 Open Small Fry Pleasure+ W/E 9 & under ApHC Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 18 & under ApHC Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 18 & under ApHC Non Pro Hunt Seat Equitation ApHC Novice Non Pro Hunt Seat Equitation ApHC Youth Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation 10 & under ApHC Non Pro Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation Open Youth Hunt Seat Equitation+ 13 & under Open Youth Hunt Seat Equitation+ 14-18 Costume Class - Prize Adult Boot Race - Prize 19 & up Youth Boot Race - Prize 14-18 Youth Boot Race - Prize 13 & under

Sunday, June 17 — Start time 8:00 a.m.

Sarah Koss (937) 602-4348 • April 2018

81. ApHC Heritage – Prize 82. SSGT Matt Maupin Open Walk Trot Pleasure Single Judged 83. $100 Open Walk Trot Western Pleasure Single Judged 84. $100 Open Western Pleasure Single Judged 85. ApHC Western Pleasure 86. ApHC Youth Western Pleasure 87. ApHC Novice Youth Western Pleasure 88. ApHC Novice Youth Western Pleasure 89. ApHC Non Pro Western Pleasure 90. ApHC Novice Non Pro Western Pleasure 91. ApHC Youth Walk Trot Western Pleasure 10 & under 92. ApHC Non Pro Walk Trot Western Pleasure 93. ApHC Ranch Pleasure 94. Open Ranch Pleasure+ 95. Open Pony Western Pleasure 96. Registered Color Breed Western Pleasure+ 97. Open Youth Western Pleasure+ 13 & under 98. Open Youth Western Pleasure+ 14-18 99. Open Adult Western Pleasure+ 19-39 100. Open Adult Western Pleasure+ 40 & over 101. ApHC Youth Walk Trot Horsemanship 10 & under 102. ApHC Non Pro Walk Trot Horsemanship

For More Information Contact

Kelly Thompson (937) 725-4862 • HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

103. ApHC Youth Western Horsemanship 18 & under 104. ApHC Novice Youth Western Horsemanship 18 & under 105. ApHC Non Pro Western Horsemanship 106. ApHC Novice Non Pro Western Horsemanship 107. Open Feathered Horsemanship/ Equitation 108. Open Small Fry Horsemanship/ Equitation+ 109. Open Novice Youth Walk Trot Horsemanship / Equitation W/E (10-18) 110. Open Novice Adult Walk Trot Horsemanship/ Equitation W/E 111. ApHC Ranch Riding 112. Open Ranch Riding+ 113. ApHC Ranch Trail 114. Open Ranch Trail 115. $100 Open Trail Single Judged 116. ApHC Trail 117. ApHC Youth Trail 18 & under 118. ApHC Non Pro Trail 119. ApHC Walk Trot Trail 10 & under 120. Open Walk Trot Trail All Ages 121. Challenged Rider Trail **

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PAC Approved!

2018 Open Pleasure Horse Shows Starting Time: 10 a.m.

Show maybe canceled due to excessive rain. Rain dates TBA. Check our Facebook for updates!

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DIRECTIONS TO MSC SHOW GROUNDS: 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH 44647

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Open Fitting and Grooming **Open $100 Jackpot Halter Mini/Pony Halter, 57” & under Registered AQHA Halter Open Halter (no AQHA or Mini/Pony) Leadline Showmanship 7 yrs. & under Small Fry Showmanship 10 yrs. & under (Classes run concurrently) Judged separate: spotter required) 7. Showmanship 19 & over 8. Showmanship 14-18 yrs. old 9. Showmanship 13 & under (no cross enter to small fry) 10. **Open $100 Jackpot Showmanship 11. Leadline 7 & under E/W, Spotter required 15-MINUTE BREAK - NO OPEN ARENA 12. Open Driving - All Breeds 13. **Schooling Class W/T 14. Small Fry Equitation 10 & under E/W No cross enter 15. Small Fry Pleasure 10 & under E/W, No cross enter 16. English Equitation W/T 19 & over, No cross enter 17. English Equitation W/T 18 & under, No cross enter 18. English Pleasure W/T 19 & under, No cross enter 19. English Pleasure W/T 18 & under, No cross enter

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20. **Open $500 Walk Trot Pleasure Jackpot E/W 21. English Pleasure 19 & over 22. English Pleasure 14-18 yrs 23. English Pleasure 13 & under, No cross Small Fry 24. **Open $100 Jackpot English Pleasure 25. English Equitation 19 & over 26. English Equitation 14-18 yrs. 27. English Equitation 13 & under No cross enter Small fry 28. **Open $100 Jackpot English Equitation 29. Jack Benny Walk Trot E/W 39 & over 30. **Open $100 Jackpot Walk Trot Pleasure E/W 15-MINUTE BREAK NO OPEN ARENA 31. **W/T/C Schooling Class 32. Walk Trot Generation Gap (10 yr. gap w/oldest first) 33. Walk Trot Western Pleasure 19 & over, No cross enter 34. Walk Trot Western Pleasure 18 & under, No cross enter 35. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship 19 & over, No cross enter 36. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship 18 & under, No cross enter **Denotes non-point classes

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From Route 30: Use Route 241 or Route 93 exit. North on 93 to Route 172. Turn right onto 172, right onto Richard, left onto Susan, right onto Cyril, left onto Sally. Show grounds are in the back of a housing allotment. (No mail delivered to this address).

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! 37. **Open $100 Jackpot Western Pleasure 38. Western Pleasure 19 & over 39. Western Pleasure 14-18 40. Western Pleasure 13 & under No cross Small fry 41. Western Horsemanship 19 & over 42. Western Horemanship 14-18 43. Western Horsemanship 13 & under No cross Small Fry 44. Open Walk Trot Ranch Pleasure No cross enter 45. Open Ranch Pleasure

FEES: Regular Classes $5. Leadline Classes $3. $100 Jackpot Classes $10. $500 Jackpot Classes $20. Grounds/Office Fee: $4/member; $8/nonmembers per horse/rider combination. PAYBACKS: $100 Jackpot Classes: $37, $27, $17, $10, $7 (less than 17 entries 40% of jackpot only) — $500 Jackpot Class: $225, $100, $75, $60, $40 (less than 25 entries 40% of jackpot only) Year End Awards Division Halter: *1, 3 and/or 7,8,9 Augus *1,4, and/or 7,8,9 t5 A N NIVER th *1,5 and/or 7,8,9 SA Leadline: *6, 11 SHOW RY Small Fry: #6, 14, 15 ! 19 and over W/T: *16, 18, 29, 33, 35, 44 18 and under W/T: *17, 19, 34, 36, 44 19 and over: *21, 25, 38, 41, 45 14-18 years: *22, 26, 39, 42, 45 13 and under: *23, 27, 40, 43, 45 Generation Gap & All Breed Driving (follows horse)

Youth Fun Show

15 • June 10 • September 23 • October 7 Show Begins at 11 a.m.

PAYOUT 1st = $4 2nd = $3 3rd = $2 4th = $1

T-Shirt, Jeans and Boots MUST BE WORN—NO TANK TOPS! Enter as many times as you would like, only fastest time will count • Must be 10 or more in a class to get payout.

1. Stakes 2. Flags

3. Down & Back 4. Cake Walk

5. Poles 6. Mystery

Check Facebook Page and/or contact us in case of excessive rains for cancellations. Club President: Leanne Louive, 330/844-4041 • VP Contest: Regina Sword, 330/234-7637

7. Barrels 8. Ball Race

Membership Applications Available at Entry Booth or on our website!

MSC reserves the right to combine, split (20 or more entries) or cancel any class. All entries must enter no less than 2 classes prior. MSC is not responsible for accidents or loss of property. Ride at your own risk. Helmets are encouraged, but optional. Cash and checks only ($35 NSF fee). NO REFUNDS. Dogs must be on a leash. No glass containers and/or alcohol on grounds. Foul language will not be tolerated. Small Fry riders may not cross enter into other age designated walk trot and/or open age classes. MSC rules available at entry booth. Judges decision is final.



April 2018

2018 Contest Horse Shows Starting Time: 10 a.m.

Show maybe canceled due to excessive rain. Rain dates TBA. Check our Facebook for updates! • Call before you haul!

April 29 • May 13 • June 3 • July 1 • July 29 August 26 • September 16 • October 14 Walk/Trot Classes start promptly at 10 a.m. Remaining classes will start NO earlier than 12 Noon

DIRECTIONS TO MSC SHOW GROUNDS: 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH 44647 From Route 30: Use Route 241 or Route 93 exit. North on 93 to Route 172. Turn right onto 172, right onto Richard, left onto Susan, right onto Cyril, left onto Sally. Show grounds are in the back of a housing allotment. (No mail delivered to this address).

FEES (MEMBERS): Walk-Trot (lead in/youth/adult) $3; Small Fry $3; Youth $4; Open $5; Exhibition $2. Grounds Fee $2/horse & rider combo; Office Fee: No charge. FEES (NON-MEMBERS): Walk-Trot (lead in/youth/adult) $4; Small Fry $4; Youth; $5; Open $6; Exhibition $2. Grounds Fee $5/horse and rider combo; Office Fee $2. CASH OR CHECK ONLY DIVISIONS & PRIZES OPEN: (All ages-may cross enter). 50% Payout to top 4 places, Top 5 Points. YOUTH: (18 & under as of Jan. 1, 2018). 50% Payout to top 4 places, Top 5 Points. SMALL FRY: (12 & under as of Jan. 1, 2018). Top 4 Ribbons, Top 5 Points. WALK-TROT: Top 4 Ribbons, Top 5 Points (lead-in/ youth/adult placed separately.) *Must participate in at least 3 shows to qualify for year end awards. NO cross entries same horse/rider in walk/trot and canter classes. MSC reserves the right to limit entries in exhibition classes. First come, first serve. $2 entry with a 2 min. time limit. Classes marked with * Not for Points Divisions for Points/Year-End Awards (Members Only): For Open Division you MUST show 5 out of 7 shows and MUST COMPLETE 4 VOLUNTEER HOURS by Sept. 16, 2018. For Youth Division: MUST COMPLETE 4 VOLUNTEER HOURS by Sept. 16, 2018. Points will not be posted until volunteer hours are completed. Volunteer sign in/out sheets must be completed and signed by MSC Board Member for hours to count. Forms available at entry booth. Points accumulated for same horse/rider combo only.

Open to All Youth 18 & Under as of Jan. 1, 2018 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

12. Youth Stakes 13. Open Stakes 14. Open Flags 15. Youth Down and Back 16. Open Down and Back 17. Youth Keyhole 18. Open Keyhole 19. Open Scurry Race 20. Open Figure 8 Stakes 21. Exhibition Poles ($2 run, 2 min. time limit)* 22. Small Fry Poles 23. Youth Poles 24. Open Poles 25. Exhibition Barrels - $2/run (2 min. time limit)* 26. Small Fry Barrels 27. Youth Barrels 28. Open Barrels

1. Walk/Trot Ball Race (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 2. Walk/Trot Stakes (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 3. Walk/Trot Keyhole (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 4. Walk/Trot Figure 8 Stakes (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 5. Walk/Trot Poles (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 6. Walk/Trot Barrels (Lead In/Youth/Adult) 7. Cake Walk. Open to all riders or walkers $1 (No Points)* 8. Small Fry Ball Race 9. Youth Ball Race 10. Open Ball Race 11. Small Fry Stakes

Proper show attire required for all riders: Boots, Jeans/Long Pants, Shirt w/ sleeves. (Helmets suggested). No shorts, tank tops, athletic shoes, or flip flops/sandals for riders! No exceptions!

Youth Fun Show July 21, 2018 • 10 a.m.

Show Clothes & Helmets Optional • Walk/Trot, Junior (ages 9-13) • Senior (ages 14-18) Classes

Junior Showmanship Senior Showmanship W/T English Pleasure W/T English Equitation Junior English Pleasure Senior English Pleasure Junior English Equitation Senior English Equitation 15 MINUTE BREAK 9. W/T Western Pleasure 10. W/T Western Horsemanship 11. Junior Western Pleasure 12. Senior Western Pleasure

13. Junior Western Horsemanship 14. Senior Western Horsemanship 15. W/T Western Ranch Pleasure 16. Junior Western Ranch Pleasure 17. Senior Western Ranch Pleasure 18. Novice Reining (all ages) 19. Intermediate Reining (all ages) 15 MINUTE BREAK & HIGH POINT & RESERVE PLEASURE 20. W/T Stakes

21. Junior Stakes 22. Senior Stakes 23. W/T Keyhole 24. Junior Keyhole 25. Senior Keyhole 26. W/T Fig. 8 Stakes 27. Junior Fig. 8 Stakes 28. W/T Poles 29. Junior Poles 30. Senior Poles 31. Flags (all ages) 32. Down & Back (all ages) 33. W/T Cones & Barrels

$25 for the Day, per Horse & Rider or $5 per class!

34. Junior Cones & Barrels 35. Senior Cones & Barrels 36. W/T Barrels 37. Junior Barrels 38. Senior Barrels 39. Bareback Dollar Bill Class (all ages)

Check Facebook Page and/or contact us in case of excessive rains for cancellations. Club President: Leanne Louive, 330/844-4041 • VP Contest: Regina Sword, 330/234-7637

High Point & Reserve Contest Awards. Combined Contest/ Pleasure High Point of the Day

Membership Applications Available at Entry Booth or on our website!

MSC reserves the right to combine, split (20 or more entries) or cancel any class. All entries must enter no less than 2 classes prior. MSC is not responsible for accidents or loss of property. Ride at your own risk. Helmets are encouraged, but optional. Cash and checks only ($35 NSF fee). NO REFUNDS. Dogs must be on a leash. No glass containers and/or alcohol on grounds. Foul language will not be tolerated. Small Fry riders may not cross enter into other age designated walk trot and/or open age classes. MSC rules available at entry booth. Judges decision is final.

April 2018



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Mid-Ohio Marauders

2018 Shooting Season, Let’s Roll! PRESIDENT, Mark Wright; VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin; SECRETARY, Judy Foster; TREASURER, Dawn Wright. PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, midohiomarauders@; WEBSITE, www.

by Renee Calvin Our 2018 shooting season may have started in October with the All American Quarter Horse Congress Classic, however our year end wrap up was done in February at our awards banquet. Marauders came together to celebrate our very successful first year as a shooting club at

the Coughlin Community Center and socialize with our shooting family after a few months of not seeing each other. We were treated to a fabulous meal of prime rib and chicken with all the fixings thanks to sponsor All Occasions Catering. Coughlin Automotive provided a shuttle service to the hotel for those members wishing to partake in adult beverages. A review of the year was showcased by outstanding awards provided by sponsors Rod’s Western Palace and Ottawa Creek Leather and was a great way to get everyone excited about shooting again! Luckily, spring is just around the corner and it’s the best time to think about getting into Cowboy Mounted Shooting! Start your year off with a bang!

Come visit us at Equine Affaire at the Calvin Access Controls booth in the center of the Bricker Building under the ‘BigAssFan’, Booth #628. We’ll have flyers about our club, shooters to talk about this sport we love and information about our upcoming New Shooter Clinic. If you’re already eager to get started, sign up for our April 21 clinic held at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. Information is available on our website, As always, anyone interested in joining us is welcome to find us on Facebook or contact us through our website with any questions you might have. We have some exciting news for the 2018 season. Coughlin Shadow will once again be

sponsoring a trailer to give away and the Marauders will be putting on a shoot at the Ohio State Fair! Be sure to come see us in the Coliseum as we put on a CMSA sanctioned competition complete with shotgun, rifle and cavalry classes! If it’s been a dream of yours to show at the Ohio State Fair, be sure to get signed up for the new shooter clinic and be ready to promote our sport to a new crowd and venue come July. 2018 SHOOT SCHEDULE MAY 11-13 — London, Ohio JUNE 22-24 — London, Ohio JULY 20-22 — London, Ohio JULY 27-29 — Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio AUG. 24-26 — London, Ohio SEPT. 28-30 — London, Ohio OCT. 28 — QH Congress, Columbus, Ohio

Colorado Ranger Horse Association

Show Time PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato Two additional Friday evening open shows will be held on July 20 and Sept. 28, 2018. These are in addition to the previous announced open payback Friday evening open game show on June 15 and an open pleasure and games show on Saturday, June 16. The judge for Saturday’s 70

show will be Donald Braham. All shows will be held at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Mercer, Pa. Information about them can be found on the CRHA website and on Facebook by searching for ‘CRHA Show’. CRHA’s 45th National Show will be held Sept. 15 and 16 in Lock Haven, Pa. This year’s National showbill has a few changes including the addition of two Ranch Horse classes and three more Adult Walk/Trot classes. The Open English Trail and Open Western Trail class will be combined into an Open Trail for all seats. Two additional awards have also been added which are High Point Pleasure Horse and High Point Adult Walk/Trot. The new showbill can be found

2017 Open Show Point Program Reserve Overall High Point Award winner was Fit To Be Dazzled ‘Bella’ owned and shown by Eryn Hicks. on the Colorado Ranger Horse Association’s website, www. The site


also has information on CRHA’s events, programs, membership and registration. April 2018

April 2018



Wayne County Saddle Club

New Ground Tilling Equipment Makes for Better Footing PRESIDENT, Charlene Clark; VICE PRESIDENTS, Tricia Crilow and Katy Amstutz; SECRETARY, Bobbi Jo Mackey; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry; WEBSITE,

It’s here! The Clean-up is April 7 at 10 a.m. until done (rain day is April 8 at 1 p.m.). Horseshows this month are as follows: APRIL 13 — Fun Show, 7 p.m. APRIL 21 — Pleasure Point show, 10 a.m. APRIL 28 — Contest Point show, 10 a.m. (starts with walktrot, with ‘speed’ classes not before noon) MAY 4 — Fun show MAY 5 — Pleasure Point show MAY 19 — Contest Point show For more dates and other pertinent information check our two-page ad in this issue

of the Corral, the Corral calendar, or our website, www. Of course, you can always call your favorite officer or director. New for this year, Matt and Renee Schaaf are producing four ‘Speed’ shows. These dates are: May 27, June 24, July 22, and Aug. 19. Again, see the ads for more details. Again this year, the worship group will offer their ‘Roundup’ (new name) Oct. 13 and 14, complete with a free fun show on Saturday and Christian entertainment Saturday evening, worship Sunday morning and more equine activities Sunday afternoon. Camping is welcome Saturday night. For details call 330/607-5106 or 419/468-3012. Thanks mainly to the efforts of new director Matt Schaaf we now own a piece of ground tilling equipment we hope will increase the quality of footing for both contest and pleasure shows. The ‘cultimulcher’ can dig into the

Just relax’n. ground at a controlled depth and also repack loose sand to create the firmer footing pleasure riders desire. We are excited to see the results for all of you. You’ve probably noticed the advertising signs hung on the fence around the arena. Anyone can buy a sign and have it posted for advertising. Existing signs are $100 and new signs are $125 (including cost of sign). They’re a great source of revenue for the club and an excellent advertising device for the advertiser. If you want a sign or would like to help obtain some, please contact an officer or director for the form.

Old timers in three-legged sack race. Larger signs, available for higher prices, may include more benefits to the advertiser. All members are welcome to saddle club meetings. They are held the first Thursday of each month. April’s is at East of Chicago Pizza in Wooster, May through September are at the ‘Hollow.’ And, the worship group meets Sundays at the Hollow at 11 a.m. All are welcome. In short, it’s gonna be another great year at the ‘Hollow.’ ‘Hope you’ll join us. ~Stan

Knox County Horse Park

Cowboy vs Cowgirl Challenge, Poker Run and Fun Show PRESIDENT, Ken Niner VICE PRESIDENT, Travis Ross & Pete Ferris; TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Courtney Letts PHONE, 740/973-3059; WEBSITE,

Spring has arrived! The flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. We all know that with the coming of spring means

more rain. Rain is a wonderful thing so that we have a good hay crop, but that also means dealing with lots of mud in the mean time. Our Cowboy vs Cowgirl challenge will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 and will start at Noon. The park will open at 8 a.m. and the concession stand will open at 11 a.m. The entry

Mid-Eastern Farriers Association

Annual Hammer In Slated for May 26 PRESIDENT, Roger Howard; VICE PRESIDENT, Dan Carlisle; SECRETARY, Lori McBride; TREASURER, Tim Dodd; PHONE, 330/904-1489. FACEBOOK, www. Farrier’s Association

by Lori McBride Hello all! I hope spring is finding you. It’s about to be a hairy, muddy mess but hopefully warmer! 72

We are gearing up for our annual Hammer In held at Pegasus Farms in Hartville, Ohio. The date is May 26. This is a free event with an amazing lunch provided. Our hosts Roger and Missy Howard do a fabulous job really creating a wonderful event for us to fellowship, teach and learn. So come on out! Also thank you to Ken Davis for holding their annual open house and clinic and giving us an opportunity to save money on the many supplies we use!

fee will be $15 per rider (cash only). Scores of the top five finishers for each of the 10 events count towards the overall gender winnings. Required Dress: Long pants, safe boots/shoes, sleeved tops. Recommended hat or helmet. Water is available on the grounds for the horses. There is free primitive camping available the night before the event. If you have any questions or need more information please contact: Dave 740/694-7441 or Claude 740/627-0096. On June 9 we will be holding a Poker Run. The rain date will be June 16. The first horse out for the poker run will be at Noon and the last horse out by 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for the first hand, if you wish to purchase a second hand the cost will be an additional $5. Rules of Poker apply. This year we will be having a $5 Surprise Game after the poker run where you can win 50 percent of the entries to the Surprise Game. There will be a concession stand available and as always there is water available on the grounds for the horses. For more information please contact Ken at 740/258-9914. Saturday, May 12 will be our first Fun Show. The show will


start at Noon. The park will open at 10 a.m. for you to come and get ready. The cost of the show will be $2 per class. The classes for this show are: Crepe Paper Ride (Pairs), Clover Leaf Barrels (Trot), Indiana Flags, Ball in the Barrel (Trot), Ride and Run, Pole Bending (Trot), Trail Race (Trot), Golf Ball and Spoon, Thread the Needle (Trot), Dollar Bill Transfer Race, Phone Book Race, Crawl Thru the Tunnel. The rain date for the show will be May 19. Ribbons for first through sixth place in each class. The required attire is: Long pants, boots, no tank tops, hats are optional, helmets are suggested for Youth. For more information or questions please contact Steve, 816/305-6330 or Debbie, 740/504-6382. Our April meeting should be back at the horse park at 7360 Thayer Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio. We start with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. with our meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Please visit our webpage at Facebook page at KCHP (Knox County Horse Park) for more information. I hope everyone had a wonderful and Blessed Easter season. I hope to see you all at the horse park. ~Courtney Letts April 2018


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April 2018


Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Updated Information — Save the Dates and Join the Fun PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool; VICE PRESIDENT, Valorie Gill; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, Dave Crawford. EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Cathy Suffecool We are having an Open House! Yes, that’s right! On Saturday, April 28 at the beautiful Ridgewood Stables, 2250 Ridgewood Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with a chance to meet and find out what Classical Attraction Dressage Society (CADS) is all about and get your membership going for

the year. I’ve had a number of people ask me why they should commit to getting a membership. I get it. It’s $40, but...every time you sign up to ride at a show, you save $10 per test! If you ride two tests a show, by the second show, you’ve gotten your money back! Plus...yes, there’s more, it’s us! It also make you eligible for year-end awards! Kind of a no brainer, if you ask me, but I might be biased. We’re also having a panel to discuss what to expect if you are a first timer going down center line, or even if you have gone down center line one or 200 times. The panel will be a trainer or trainers, an experienced rider and hopefully a judge. Come and get those questions answered. Starting at 12 p.m., we’re

having a Ride-A-Test with Joanne White. Come and start the show season off with pointers from an experienced judge. You can sign-up to have a 40 minute session with the judge. Watch the website for the sign up. The cost will be $50 per session. While that is going on, yes, there’s more! We’ll be holding a scribing clinic. We’ve had so many requests on learning to scribe that we came up with this idea. We’ll have practice tests and the abbreviations to make scribing even easier. Last but not least, here’s the schedule for the season. Come and spend some great, fun days with us! MAY 19 — Barbara Soukup - L with Distinction, Betty Ortlieb L with Distinction.

JUNE 30 — Dale Lappert - R, JoAnne White - L. AUG. 4 — PINK SHOW! Amy Rothe-Hietter - L with Distinction, Christina Gemmel - L. AUG. 25 — Sue Hughes – r, Deborah Boeh - L. SEPT. 29 — Alison Schmidbauer – L with Distinction, Sara Justice - L. SEPT. 30 — CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW! Alison Schmidbauer – L with Distinction, Betty Ortlieb - L with Distinction. Keep your eyes on our website,, and ‘Like’ us on Facebook! (You never know what you’ll see on our Facebook page!) See you all on Saturday, April 28!

Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

2018 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Show Dates PRESIDENT, Megan Herner; VICE PRESIDENT, Amy Leibold; SECRETARY, Nancy Bredemeier; TREASURER, Patti Wittensoldner; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Amy Leibold We hope to see you at one or more of the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio shows this 2018 show season. MAY 5-6 — Spring Fling, Findlay University Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, Ohio.

MAY 26-27 — Summer Warm Up, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 SR 18, Wauseon, Ohio. JULY 21-22 — Lots O’ Spots, Findlay University Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, Ohio. AUG. 4-5 — East Central Pinto Jubilee, Henry County Saddle Club Grounds, 2221 N.

Memorial Drive, New Castle, Ind. SEPT. 29-30 — Fall Wind Up, Eden Park, 2607 Blayney Road, Sunbury, Ohio. Entry forms or for more information on shows and about the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio, please visit our website,

Great Lakes Appaloosa Club

Two Big Shows Coming in May PRESIDENT, Todd Michael; VICE PRESIDENT, Patty McCartin; TREASURER, Patty Nye; SECRETARY, Melanie Dzek; CLUB WEBSITE,

by Chuck Schroeder Hello everyone. Spring season is always a great time of the year. Warmer weather encourages more riding time outside, getting horses ready for the show season, anticipating new foals and then watching them play in the green pastures with their mother are some of the reasons we enjoy having horses! Show season for our club point shows is here! The next show 74

will be May 5 and 6 in Mason, Mich., sponsored by the MApHA, followed by our club sponsored Quad-A-Rama show at the University of Findlay Western Farm on May 19 and 20. These are two of the larger shows. If you are interested in getting ApHC points and GLApHC points these are the shows you want to attend. Nominations for club points for horses and riders must be made before the show. Membership and nomination forms are available on the website ( National Appaloosa Horse Club membership forms and GLApHC forms will also be available at the show office. There will also be information about Appaloosa horses and all the different programs the National Appaloosa

Club has to offer available at our show. We want to do everything we can to promote this colorful, versatile breed! I want to congratulate members of our club who won ApHC awards. Holly Anderson, Non Pro platinum year-end in Horsemanship; Winter Sheer, Non Pro platinum year-end awards in Hunt Seat Equitation and Bareback Horsemanship; Ty Wilkerson, Non Pro platinum year-end awards in Trail, Western Horsemanship and Western Pleasure; Barbara Dixon, Non Pro platinum year-end Halter Stallions; Brenda Wilkerson and her mare Don’t Look Away, winning a Bronze Performance Medallion in Senior Trail. Our youth members were among the high point year-end winners!


Chase Wilkerson, Novice Western Horsemanship and Western Pleasure 16-18; Peighton Scott, Youth Geldings, Novice Western Pleasure; Lori Girrback, Novice Hunt Seat Equitation, Stake race, Showmanship 13-15, Hunt Seat Equitation 13-15; Cassidy Thompson, Novice Hunter Under Saddle; Ally Brown, Ranch Riding, Showmanship 16-18; Aubrey Motycka, Lead Line 6; and under and Gabriella Rowan, Bare Back Horsemanship 13 and under. A complete list of National High Point winners in Youth, Non Pro and Open classes is in the March issue of the Appaloosa Journal. I might add that many of our members also placed in the Top Ten! We hope to see all of you at the Quad-A-Rama show! April 2018

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Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio

MAY 6, 2018

Rain or Shine • Show starts at 9:30 a.m. • Entry booth opens at 8:30 a.m. Trophies for High Point Winners

Trophies to ALL lead line entries and All Around High Point for the day Trophy

(13 and under) (14 to 18) (19 and over) (One Walk Trot)

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Open Halter Stalls Available! AQHA Halter Carrots & Apples Showmanship (13 and under) for sale for Showmanship (14 to 18) your horses! Showmanship (19 and over) Pee Wee Showmanship (9 and under) NOT eligible for any other classes except Lead Line and Halter classes) W/T Equitation (9 to 13) W/T Equitation (14 to 18) W/T Equitation (19 and over) W/T Pleasure (9 to 13) Marguerite Smith Memorial W/T Pleasure (14 to 18) W/T Pleasure (19 and over) Generation Gap W/T (Riders must be 10 years apart, ID may be checked. Class may move to after lunch break, Double Entry Fee)* Lead Line (9 and under) (May not enter any other class except 1, 2 and 6) Trophies to all participants - Ron & Pat Seeley Memorial

LUNCH BREAK: National Anthem, Demonstrations, Horseless Walk (no horse $1 donation, prizes awarded!) 15. JACKPOT English Pleasure Open ($10 entry fee, $50 for first prize guaranteed, Cash prizes thru 5th) 16. English Equitation (13 and under)

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22. JACKPOT Western Pleasure Open ($10 Entry fee, $50 for first prize guaranteed, Cash prizes thru 5th) Photographer: 23. Ladies Pleasure (19 and over) Platz Images 24. Men's Pleasure (19 and over) 25. Western Horsemanship (13 and under) 26. Western Horsemanship (14 to 18) 27. Western Horsemanship (19 & over) 28. Western Pleasure (13 and under) 29. Western Pleasure (14 to 18) 30. Western Pleasure (19 and over) 50/50 Drawing Prize Raffles 31. Willie Nelson/Reba McEntire Horseless Walk Western Pleasure (30 and over) Tack Vendor 32. Simon Says (All ages) ...and more!! 33. Egg and Spoon (All ages) SHORT BREAK: 10 MINUTES RAFFLES TO BE ANNOUNCED 34. Versatility (Western Pleasure and Barrels) (W/T & Leadline do not qualify for this class)

This is strictly a benefit horse show and paid for by generous contributions from various sponsors. All money for entries goes to benefit the residents of the County Home to make their dreams come true! **Showbill subject to change, due to updates including classes and line up, email or call to double check** • High Point for ALL classes will be announced 10 minutes after last class. Please no checking points during show!

• $2 grounds fee per horse. • Stalls available $15. • Classes closed TWO CLASSES prior without exception. • Horse and Rider combination carry same number. If horse has second rider, a new number must be given.

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Northern Kentucky Horse Network

Dressage Schooling Show Scheduled April 21 PRESIDENT, Trisha Kremer VICE PRESIDENT, Charles Poppe SECRETARY, Monica Egger TREASURER, Judy Arkenau; WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Jim Mayer Hello everyone. In last month’s issue I forgot to mention something very important. At our NKHN Annual Dinner we had five recipients for our Scholarship Awards. Brittany Rust and Hannah Himmelmann received the NKHN Scholarship award. Sami Thelen, Lydia Wills, and Destiny Jackson received the Dave Rust Scholarship award. We congratulate these young ladies

for their majors in Veterinary care. We are so proud of these ladies, and honored to be fortunate to give these scholarships to these students every year. I hope everyone is getting ready for spring, I know we are here in Northern Kentucky. We have quite a few spring events coming up. By the time you read this we will already have had our Horse Health Day that we co-partner with the Campbell County 4-H Saddle Up Club. We have Dr. Tony Wolfe, from Wolfe Equine Services come to the Alexandria Fairgrounds to do all the vaccines. Dr. Tony donates back to the organizations for every Coggins test that he draws on that day. You save on a farm call and he also discounts his vaccines. On April 21, we have our Dressage Schooling Show and our

Enrichment Day at the Alexandria Fairgrounds starting at 9 a.m. Free admission to the public. Charles Poppe will be giving free carriage driving lessons to all NKHN members. Dr. Leick will be doing demonstrations on Chiropractic on horses and saddle fitting. Susan Moore will be doing Equine Massage Therapy demonstrations too. Joe Leist will be showing how to care for your tack and equipment, and saddle repair and saddle fitting also. We will have a few of our business members setting up and displaying their products. Come out for a very educational day, there will be plenty of food and drinks available. Hope to see you in April for a fun day! Here are some other events coming up: MAY 4-6 — NKHN Trail Ride

at Midwest Trail Ride, Norman Ind. MAY 19 — NKHN Drill Team Competition, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, Ky. JUNE 15-17 — Family Trail Ride and Campout, A J Jolly Park Alexandria, Ky. JULY 6-8 — Carriage Round Up Show, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, Ky. JULY 28 — All Breed Horse Show, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, Ky. Be sure to check out our NKHN All Breed Horse Showbill in this issue of the Corral. These events are free to the public so bring the family out to one or all of these events—like I said it is free admission! Until next time, Happy Trails to you until we meet again!

Ohio Morgan Horse Association

Ranch Horse Clinic; Showbills Mailed PRESIDENT, Claudia Grimes; VICE PRESIDENT, Louise Fraser; SECRETARY, Lois Magisano; WEBSITE,

by Susan Walker Club news is somewhat sparse this month with only two items to mention. First, our Ranch Horse Clinic on April 14 and 15 should be just days away by the time you’re reading this. I heard from President Claudia in early March that the slots were just about filled, so it would seem that lots of people are eager to learn about this new discipline. In next month’s article, I should be able to give you a full report. Second, showbills for the Buckeye Morgan Challenge have


been mailed, so start making your plans for the second week of August (Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 11.) If somehow you didn’t receive one, please contact Sandy Sessink, and I’m sure she will send one out to you right quick. I hope as you are reading this, spring as sprung, flowers are blooming and short sleeve and sandal weather is right around the corner. I strive to be a positive person but lately, I’m failing in that. I must admit that I am so tired of cold temperatures, snow on the ground, ice in the driveway, muddy pastures, thick coated horses and early twilights. I’m fed up with having to don a heavy jacket, boots, hat and gloves to comfortably go outside. I’m certainly thankful that I avoided the bad flu that made the rounds this winter, but now I find myself suffering from a severe case of cabin fever with a secondary diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder. At least this past weekend brought in daylight savings time, giving us another hour of sunlight in the evening. For me, that means I at least get to get a glimpse of our horses that live in the pasture when I return home from work each evening. It’s good to know that those dark forms I could just about make out all winter were horses after all. Through the Internet grapevine,

I learned that some Ohio barns have already started their show season, hitting some of the early shows in Florida. Don’t despair; for those of us left behind, April will bring the start of a few horse shows and equestrian opportunities closer to our area. It is hard not to envy horse owners in different parts of the country and during some seasons, the grass is literally greener elsewhere. But I remember an equine publication a few years ago did a comparison of ‘a year in the life’ of horse husbandry in various parts of the country and they all had their pluses and minuses. Yes, the south hardly has winter at all, but

they do have oppressive heat and humidity for much of the year and bug season is year-round. The southwest U.S. has nice warm winters but then in the summer, you probably are forced to ride after sundown to avoid the stifling day time temperatures and sand colic is common. You get the idea. I guess we all must adjust to our own particular regional tribulations. (Except that you don’t have to shovel humidity!) By now we should be well into the breeding and foaling season. If anyone has any news about new arrivals or crosses for next year’s foal crop that you would like to share, please let me know.

Ohio State Buckskin Association

Put Our Show Dates on Your Calendar PRESIDENT, Carmen KellenbargerPorter; VICE PRESIDENT, Ben Grandstaff; SECRETARY, Brianne Mathews; TREASURER, Meg Powell PHONE, 740/403-4551 WEBSITE,

by Carmen Kellenbarger-Porter It is finally April and the hair is just a flying...yeehaw! It is time for the Equine Affaire, this is a


great time to see all your horsey friends. Our show dates are May 26, 27 and 28 and July 7 and 8 at Eden Park in Sunbury, Ohio. Sign up for the Trail Riding Program and log in those hours! April 2018

April 2018



The Way of Horses

Cousins by Eleanor Blazer Is ‘hippology’ the study of hippos? No, it is actually the study of horses! ‘Hippo’ is Greek for ‘horse’. Despite the name, the hippopotamus and the horse are not even closely related. Distant cousins who would show up at an Equidae family reunion (horses, zebras and asses) would be tapirs and rhinoceroses. They are members of the perissodactyla (oddfingered) group. The relationship is determined by the unique toe configuration, digestive system and elongated skull. In the perissodactyla group there are either one, three or five hoofed toes on each hind foot. The third toe of all three cousins is the largest. In the Equidae family only the third toe is used. It is encased within the hoof wall. The unused equid toes are terminated during fetal development. The first and fifth toes do not form at all. Splint bones are the remnants of

the second and fourth toe. Rhinos have three toes on each foot. Tapirs have four toes on the front, and three on the back. Like equidae the non-prominent toes are not fully formed or shorter than the third digit. All of the cousins are non-ruminant herbivores—they eat plants, but do not have a rumen. Animals with a rumen (cows, sheep, and goats) swallow the feed directly into a fermentation vat, the rumen, where it is broken down by bacteria. It is then regurgitated as a ‘cud’ and chewed again before being re-swallowed. Members of the perissodactyla group do not chew a cud and are hindgut fermenters —they have a cecum. The cecum is part of the large intestine. Within the cecum are microbes that aid in the

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Instead of having a wide skull it is long and narrow. The jaw and nasal bones are also ‘stretched’. Other similarities are the absence of a collar bone and possessing upright ears. It is interesting that the closest cousins to the hippopotamus are cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises). The ‘river horse’ is not related to the horse at all!

Happy Spring! We invite you to show with us at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds in Oak Harbor for our Fuzzy shows, Tri-State show, and Points on the Portage (POTP) Circuit: APRIL 28 — Spring Fuzzy Show (Speed) APRIL 29 — Spring Fuzzy Show (Performance) MAY 26 — Tri-State Show (Speed) MAY 27 — Tri-State Show (Performance) JUNE 23 — POTP (Speed) JUNE 24 — POTP (Speed) JULY 7 — POTP (Performance) JULY 8 — POTP (Performance) SEPT. 1 — POTP (Speed) SEPT. 2 — POTP (Speed) SEPT. 15 — POTP (Performance) SEPT. 16 — POTP (Performance) OCT. 6 — Fall Fuzzy Show (Speed) OCT. 7 — Fall Fuzzy Show (Performance) We’ve changed the format of


our Points on the Portage circuit. We hope exhibitors will enjoy the opportunity to show twice over the course of the weekend. We do offer box stalls and camping close to the arenas, plan on making it a weekend-long event and hang out with us along the banks of the Portage River! The turnout for our 2017 Fall Fuzzy Show was amazing considering the threatening weather—and the fact that it did actually rain on us. For 2018 we have decided to match the showbill and format for this show to the Spring Fuzzy Show. We will have plenty of time to show and will also be able to have more classes. Mark your calendars for our annual banquet, which will be on Feb. 2, 2019! We will also be holding a tack swap on April 20, 2019—more information to come! We will again be hosting open rides on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until dusk. These nights are free for OCHF members and $10/ horse for non-members. We will start once the weather cooperates and the arena is ready to go! As always, make sure you’re following our Facebook page for all of the latest OCHF updates! Showbills and entry forms can be found on our website, www. April 2018


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$100 Youth Western W/T INVITED JUDGES: $100 Adult Western W/T 1. $500 Open Showmanship Tammy Braham, Grove City, PA Open Western Pleasure (NO AQHA) 2. Adult Showmanship 19 & Over Dennis Clement, Prospect, OH Reg. Color Breed Pleasure 3. Youth Showmanship 14-18 Pepper Proffitt, Johnstown, OH $1000 Open Western Pleasure 4. Youth Showmanship 9-13 $500 Non Pro Western Pleasure Show starts 8:30 a.m. — Rain or Shine! 5. Small Fry Showmanship $100 Adult Western Pleasure No Refunds on Scratched Classes. 9 & Under $100 Youth Western Pleasure 14-18 6. Shankless Showmanship $100 Youth Western Pleasure Premium Stalls: $70 7. $250 Open Halter 13 & Under Regular Stalls: $55 8. Performance Horse Halter 60. Adult Western Horsemanship (Tack Stalls, same fee as stalls you select) 9. Mini & Pony Halter 61. Youth Western Horsemanship 14-18 Shavings: $7.50 (pre-ordered) 10. $100 Quarter Horse Halter 62. Youth Western Horsemanship Camping: $50/Weekend (full hook up) 11. $100 Color Breed Horse Halter 13 & Under Office Fee: $10/Horse 12. $100 Non-Stock Type Halter SUNDAY • 8:30 A.M. 63. $500 Ranch Pleasure Show off of Trailer: $15/Day 13. Open Halter 2 Yrs. & Under (Trail judged in separate ring at will) 64. Youth Ranch Pleasure 14. Open Yearling/2 Yr. Old Lunge Line Haul Ins Accepted - Plenty of Parking 39. Trail In Hand 65. Open Ranch Pleasure 15. Leadline Rider 8 & Under Food Stand on Grounds • Vendors Welcome • 40. W/T Trail 66. Amateur Ranch Pleasure BREAK 41. Youth Trail 67. W/T Ranch Pleasure 16. Saddle Type W/T Pleasure Show will be tripled judged with a single placing using the 42. Amateur Trail 68. $500 Ranch Riding 17. Saddle Type Pleasure standard MOS (Majority Opinion System). Youth Age is as of 43. Open Trail 69. Youth Ranch Riding 18. Saddle Type Equitation Jan. 1. Small Fry is 9 & Under & W/T only. Ranch horse cannot (Main Ring) 70. Open Ranch Riding 19. $500 Open English W/T Pleasure cross into WP on same day. All bad checks or credit cards will be 44. Small Fry W/T Pleasure E/W 71. Amateur Ranch Riding assessed a $45 processing fee. 20. $250 Non Pro English W/T Pleasure 45. Novice Youth W/T Pleasure E/W 72. W/T Ranch Riding 21. $100 Jr. Horse Pleasure 5 & Under 46. Novice Adult W/T Pleasure E/W 73. Youth Ranch Horse 22. $100 Youth English W/T Pleasure 47. Novice All Age W/T Equitation/HMS Conformation 23. $100 Adult English W/T Pleasure 48. Small Fry W/T Equitation/HMS 74. Open Ranch Horse 24. $100 Open 2-Gaited Pleasure 49. $1000 Western W/T Pleasure Conformation 25. Open 2-Gaited Equitation/HMS 50. $500 Non Pro Western 75. Amateur Ranch Horse 26. $500 Open English Pleasure W/T Pleasure Conformation 27. $250 Non Pro English Pleasure WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW 28. $100 Youth English Pleasure 29. $100 Adult English Pleasure 30. Adult 2-Gaited Pleasure 31. Youth 2-Gaited Pleasure 32. Open English Pleasure (NO AQHA) 33. $100 Sr. Horse Pleasure 6 & Over 34. Adult English Equitation 35. Youth English Equitation 14-18 36. Youth English Equitation 13 & Under 37. $250 Open Pleasure Driving 38. Open Driven Reinsmanship EXHIBITORS DINNER PARTY — 6 P.M. 38a. $250 Freestyle Reining

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Greetings From Your President Hello to all OHC members and fellow horse enthusiasts. Spring has finally arrived and by this time, chapters and regions have made their plans for 2018 and the 4,200 OHC members are well into the enjoyment of another equine-filled year. For OHC members that means more time spent outdoors enjoying our equine partners in a wide variety of events, ranging from chapter or state-sponsored trail rides, horse fun shows, gymkhana, chapter educational seminars and demonstrations as well as other collaborations and/or sponsorships of local 4-H clubs, boy scout troops and county fair events. This time of year, also means lots of hard work for those dedicated volunteers who donate their time and effort to repair, maintain and refurbish miles of bridle trails throughout Ohio so that you and I may enjoy a safe and pleasurable experience. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to join your fellow OHC members in this

worthwhile endeavor, please consider doing so. Volunteers are always needed and very much appreciated. Contact your chapter officers to inquire about various ways you can help. Remember, everyone’s contribution is important. The 2018 OHC Horse Power newsletter is being distributed this month to all current members along with your April issue of the Horsemen’s Corral magazine. This year’s edition contains a new section offering detailed maps of several of Ohio’s bridle trails. The addition of a ‘mini’ trail guide in future issues is a goal of the Newsletter Committee according to chairperson, Theresa Burke. Additional copies of both the Horse Power newsletter as well as the Horsemen’s Corral magazine will be available for distribution during the Equine Affaire at our OHC booth #800 in the Bricker Building. On behalf of the Newsletter Committee and all our OHC members, I would like to thank Mr. Joe Coalter and his

amazing staff for their generous support on this publication. Speaking of Equine Affaire, I would like to invite each of you to attend our two OHC educational seminars. On Thursday, April 12, Dawn McCarthy, PhD, Recreation Team Leader-US Forest Service, and myself will give a presentation entitled, ‘Establishing and Building Bridle Trails’. On Saturday, April 14, OHC Trails Chair, Don Wagner, will be joined by Tom Arbour, Land and Water Trails Coordinator-ODNR, for a presentation entitled, ‘The Geology of Trail Building’. We look forward to seeing lots of our OHC friends at these seminars. Lastly, as our 2018 Spring General Membership meeting had not taken place yet when writing this article, I plan to share highlights from this meeting in next month’s column. So, until next month, wishing each of you a pleasant and productive month, ~Arden Sims, OHC President

County Lines ASHTABULA Hello to all and happy spring. I know I saw crocuses sprouting their tender little ‘faces’ and hope they can endure the last of the winter like the rest of us. Ruth and Robin are really on top of the Hatches Corners project and have scheduled two clean-up days for April 4 and April 21. All help is appreciated and we are determined to work toward success with this project. Piles (and I do mean a lot) of mulch have been delivered and are ready to go for trail construction. Anyone interested in helping can either contact Ruth or simply show up. The more the merrier! Can’t wait for the spring dance. Tickets are on sale and last minute preparations are being completed. There is a big sign outside the Sheffield fire hall announcing our signature event and our club members are working hard to make our dance as much fun as it has been in the past. I hope many 82

of us will put on our dancin’ shoes or boots and cut a rug! Thanks Mariah for all your efforts. Our last meeting at Kathy Braden’s house was productive and relaxed and I felt positive vibes from all who attended. It was a sizeable group with barely enough seating. Now that’s the way to run an organization. Thank you Kathy, for opening your doors and letting us all in. Now it’s back to the fire hall this month. We have decided to sponsor 4-H this year with a cash donation. Kristy Burdick came to the January meeting to request our assistance and we were happy to oblige. Thank you club members! We miss seeing Diana and hope she will return soon. Another one of our members, Debbie Evans, is dealing with some health issues and the call has gone out for assistance in whatever way is possible. I’m certain we will talk about this, and other important topics, at our meeting on Wednesday.

I also heard the T-shirt orders are in so I’m looking forward to getting mine. We have a new design and it’s pretty cool. Sharon does a great job on this project that is always ongoing. Hope your trail forward to spring is a productive and happy one...till we meet again! ~Jenny Walsh ATHENS Our next meeting will be May 2 at the farm of John and Mary Lewis, Lazy L Ranch, 8250 McGur Road, Stewart. Hope to see everyone there at 6 p.m.! A few Athens County OHC members were introduced to the Home Horse Balance Builder at Windy Hills Farm and Therapeutic Riding Center on a not fit to ride Sunday in late February. The demonstration was conducted by Deb Murphy, a physical therapist and equestrian, and her daughter, Kate Blyth. They were instructing Lisa Nelson on how to help clients


Angie Pyle on the Home Horse. of the Center use the Home Horse. Everyone in attendance got a chance to ‘ride’ the horse. The Home Horse can help users improve core strength, balance, posture and coordination. It replicates movements of horses like cantering, spooks, lead changes, serpentines and more. The Home Horse can be used for exercise and rehabilitation. It is used in many therapeutic centers and has found a new home at Windy Hills. April 2018

County Lines The second Ranch Riding/ Western Dressage play day was held at Windy Hills on March 4. Adrian Hartman and Lisa Bonner were our leaders again. We each did a dressage pattern indoors. We later moved outdoors to do a ranch riding trail class. The sun was shining for a change, and we all had a great time. ~Stacia BUTLER With spring arriving, we are starting out fresh and making some changes. We started with a great Public Relations presence at the Butler County 4-H Tack Sale on Feb. 11. We had fun together and perhaps have a few new members in the making. With the help of Eric Estill, Vice President of OHC we are learning a lot about how to incorporate Robert’s Rules of Order procedures into our meetings. Our meetings have become more productive and efficient! We have also learned the importance of taking a close look at our ByLaws and updating them so that they will include things that we are already doing and add some new needed items. It’s amazing how easy it is to pass a motion and then be sure that the By-Laws reflect that change. Also we have learned the advantage of forming a short term committee to study a particular situation and then report back to the membership. We are doing this as a way to review the By-Laws. These are all great tools that we’re learning to use. Our Events Committee met to create an interesting 2018 calendar for our chapter. They have come up with some new and fresh ideas, while keeping the old ones that we all like. New

Butler OHC at the Butler 4.

Mary and her Benny. members, the Sheard’s, will be hosting a couple cookout/ride/ bonfire fun on their property for our chapter. We are looking forward to that! We have a couple parades and fun shows on our schedule also. The committee is working on some events such as obstacle trail ride (non-judged), weekend campout, and a Large Animal Rescue demo by Riley Township. Non-horse events include the Old West Festival, group ticket discounts, and the play Jim Ward will be in next month, ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ Horses touch our lives in so many ways, whether it is the pony from the pony ride at the fair, to the neighbor’s horse that you get to pet over the fence and occasional sneak an apple to. Each horse leaves their hoof prints on our heart. But, there is that one horse, that special horse that gets into our soul and into our heart. That horse is called our Heart Horse. For me my Heart horse was Benny. It has been a rough couple of weeks as I had to prepare myself to say goodbye to my Benny. It is the hardest decision I have had to make, to release him from the pain he had been feeling, but I could not let him continue to suffer, and as responsible horse owners sometimes the best decision is to give them that final release. As I sit here and look at my pictures of him I feel very lucky to think about all the adventures we got to share, and the love of riding that he woke back up in me. Ben will not only be missed by my husband and me, but by his other two buddies, Whiskey and Toby. Until I see you again my Ben, enjoy the lush pastures on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. I would like to thank Jo Doelker as she wrote the majority of this month’s article for me. ~Jo Doelker and Mary Pope CARROLL

The gang representing Butler OHC. April 2018

They are called ‘land managers’ because they oversee all the activities related to the state park or forest in their region, which

Park Manager at Jefferson Lake and Beaver Creek State Parks, Karl Mattern. includes the camping facilities and all the trails including bike, hike and horse. The relationship between OHC chapters and their land manager is very important as both are dependent on each other and both share the same vision to either add to the trails or preserve existing trails for everyone to enjoy. Their goal is our goal: get outdoors. The land manager at Jefferson Lake State Park is Karl Mattern and he is our ‘trail hero’. He’s not the only one. On a rainy, damp and somewhat chilly day on March 1, Karl along with other Ohio DNR representatives and Jefferson and Carroll County OHC chapter members, donned rain gear and muck boots to walk one of the muddiest trails at Jefferson, to determine what could be done in 2018. To redirect water or redirect the trail to stop the erosion and provide safer footing for the trails at the state park. OHC members included Ron Waggoner, Ron Wilson II, Jim Needs, Steve and Mary Alice Kuhn. Fortunately, Carroll member Mary Alice performed one of the most important tasks for the day’s activities by having cream sticks and cookies from Malvern’s Wood’s Grocery upon their return to camp. As the ODNR representatives educated us about trails, we educated them about horseback riders: most important is the trail ride, then the food after. Our members will get together later in the month with Karl and the others from ODNR to finalize the work plan. Riders who haven’t been to Jefferson for a while will be amazed at the work we’ve done so far, as well as the new campground with shade, high lines, potable water, new restrooms, electric and loads of room for parking! But these improvements are just the beginning! Go to to retrieve a Jefferson Lake State Park trail map or follow us on Facebook at Carroll County Chapter, Ohio Horseman’s Council, to keep up on the


work effort and activities of our chapter and the work we’re doing with Jefferson OHC. If you think about coming to ride at Jefferson, let us know about your visit. And, don’t forget: If you travel through Malvern, Ohio, on your way to Jefferson, stop at Wood’s Grocery for some fabulous baked goods to enjoy after your ride! ~Kristin CHAMPAIGN Sixteen members traveled to Lori Long’s for our March 3 meeting. After stuffing ourselves with dinner we enjoyed an array of appropriately green, delicious desserts! Our next meeting on April 7, at 6 p.m. will be our Annual White Elephant Sale, which is our biggest club fundraiser. We will need everyone to participate, so start collecting all your goodies and bring your money! President Linda Imke called the meeting to order, attendance was taken, and last month’s minutes were read. Allan Worthington donated a small chainsaw for the club to use for trail maintenance and it has already been used quite a bit. Everyone loves the ease of using the smaller size. Linda reported that there has been a total of four articles in area newspapers and one TV interview about our club’s involvement in the restoration efforts of Ward Cemetery. We are working with some other organizations to get this neglected historical cemetery back in shape. Linda reported that our club has completed our share of the work and will now turn our attention to the Kiser Lake bridle trails. Kristy McLane printed off 100 membership applications to be stapled to the trail maps that are being stocked at the sign at the trailhead. Linda will replenish them as needed. Airport Road is getting washed out and will probably need more

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Lake Bridle trails. gravel. There are two piles of gravel, one of chips/dust and one pea gravel. The chips/dust can be used on Airport Road. The Graham eighth grade history students will be volunteering to work at the cemetery on April 30 if anyone would like to help them. They will be raking, seeding and finding more stones. We have decided not to use the split rail fence around the cemetery. Dakota will be making a walking path to make it easier for some of the older folks. The club thanked everyone who has worked so hard to clean up the cemetery! There have been reports of a few trees down on the Kiser Lake bridle trails. When the mud dries up we will schedule a work day. The Trail Ride Committee met and set up a trail ride and camping schedule. Cindy sent it out to club members by email. Lori distributed printed copies to those without email. Janet will be checking on the Mohican camp and ride. Those that haven’t signed the State volunteer work forms need to do so. We are praying for healing for Janet Roop’s broken leg, Brenda Brunotte’s upcoming surgery and Mama Carol and Dick and Dianne Gentis, who are having some health issues ~Cindy Glaser CLARK Hello from Clark County. It’s officially spring! I know I’m eagerly anticipating removing mud and winter coat from my mare and hitting the trail. Thursday, April 12 is our 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Horseman’s Area, Buck Creek State Park. We hope to see you there. During the May meeting we will start planning the camping weekend on June 8, 9, and 10. Chris Price has graciously offered to serve as vice president. He joins Polly, Shelly and MaryEllen. Once the weather is good, work will start on our gravel project at the Horseman’s Area. For upcoming events visit the 84

COLUMBIANA April is upon us and so is the excitement of riding the beautiful trails at Beaver Creek State Park. While many of us were hibernating during the cold days of a Northeastern Ohio winter, our devoted maintenance crew was at work at the horse camp. February and March they spent many hours removing bad and damaged tie lines. The lines were then moved forward and graded for a more level tie area. New base will be added topped with a finer grit for comfort of horses and ease of cleanup. We thank everyone for the good turnout of dedicated workers. We even had some real ‘Horse Power.’ On Sunday, Feb. 18, Aaron Perkins brought his draft pony Reese to drag all the pulled posts away from the work area, the tractors had pulled them out on Saturday. Aaron’s wife Nancy was there with video in hand to capture the action of man and horse moving the large poles. Aaron also brought along his drone and took a video of the camp area after his and Reese’s work was done showing exactly where the new lines will be. You’re all welcome to go to our open page, Beaver Creek Horsemen, to see the pictures and videos of the work in progress. The April 4 meeting will be held at Mark’s Landing at Guilford Lake at 7 p.m. It is always open to guests and friends. Come early (6 p.m.) and enjoy a meal with the members first. Of course more work days are on the calendar for each month. You can again check the Facebook page for more information. Please remember you must be registered with the State Park to help with any work. President Howard Milhoan has the forms for you to fill out. May 12 and 13 will be our meeting weekend with a work day Saturday morning, ride in afternoon. Then a meeting with snacks at the fire pit. Bring your comfy chairs and join us. Spend the night in camp and ride again in the morning. Special plans are being made for June 22 and 23, including

a taco bar Friday evening with guest speaker Lisa Braden D.C., a licensed animal chiropractor. All activities will be at the fire pit. Saturday BCHA will sponsor an Open Poker Run Ride. The June meeting will be held that evening. More information will follow. Come join the fun! Keep an eye on us, we’re going to have a fun year. Hope to see you on the trail. ~Sally Stamp COSHOCTON Spring is finally here! We have been battling some very wet conditions and are having a hard time getting out on the trails. Do not fear we are a determined group and we will find a way to clear the trails. Along with all the rain and mud I have been dealing with something that I have never dealt with before called pastern dermatitis also known as scratches, mud fever, dew poisoning, greasy heel etc. It’s caused by a fungus that effects the deep layers of skin in the heel, fetlock and pasterns of horses. I had to battle this in January due to the wet snow. While reading about it I learned that it is more common on the hind limbs and light colored legs. It is also more common in heavy horses and poor stable conditions. In all my years of owning horses I have never dealt with this issue and if it is not treated it can cause cellulitis. On a happier note our club has a long time member, Jon Mosier who has been involved with law enforcement for 50 years and recently retired. He plans on spending more time with his family and riding horses. Thank you for your service to the Coshocton community and I will see you on the trails. ~Gigi

DEFIANCE Hello from soggy and saturated NW Ohio. Pictured is Patty Porter Solak with Shorty who earned his National Quarter Pony Championship. Also pictured are members Michelle Cogswell, Nancy Schroeder, Vicki Scantlen, and Rebecca Schlegel recently went to Peoria, Ariz., for a vacation. They rode in the Arizona warmth while there! April 22 is the Carriage Drive for any OHC members at 2 p.m. along the very long Independence State Park. Volunteers are needed. Come drive with us! Find us on Facebook or contact us there! Search for: Defiance County Horseman’s Council. Remember that road or trail riding will add up your mile totals, arena riding is saddle hours. There are some apps that can be used to track your rides. An average stock horse walks three mph. Ride list to-date: Cancer Ride Mother’s Day weekend at Harry Hughes’. JUNE 2 — Fun Show, Paulding. JULY 14 — OHC member ride, Independence State Park, SEPT. 28-30 — NW OHC Regional Ride, Van Buren. TBD — Coffin Road, Defiance OHC Trail Rides. Next meeting is at new member’s place, welcome Brittanie Horseman! It will be at 2 p.m., potluck and BYO Chair. “When a horse greets you with a nicker and regards you with a large liquid eye, the question of where you want to be has been answered.” -Unknown ~Deb

Arizona vacation. Coshocton OHC club meeting.


A winter picture.

Patty and Shorty April 2018

County Lines DELAWARE Greetings from Delaware chapter! Spring is finally here and while we can anticipate some rainy weather, I sure hope we won’t have the deluge we experienced back in February! The enthusiasm and camaraderie continue to grow here in Delaware as our chapter welcomes new members with each passing month. Last month, for example, saw one of our newest members, Kimberly Wilhelm, introduce a new equine therapeutic tool known as ‘BEMER therapy’. BEMER is an acronym and stands for ‘Bio-Electro-MagneticEnergy-Regulation’. This type of electromagnetic therapy in the form of a body or leg wrap represents a means to treat both acute and chronic ailments including, but not limited to, ligament sprains, joint and back pain. Thank you, Kim! Speaking of presentations, our chapter officers encourage all members to share any suggestions they might have regarding topics of interest for future speakers or other social activities. Members of our trail maintenance crew continue their awesome work on our Alum Creek bridle trails, meeting every Tuesday morning at the Howard Road equestrian campground, weather permitting. Examples of recent work have included the clearing away of debris left over from all the previous rainy weather, repairing Cougar Crossing platform, trimming along The Flats and Maple Glen. This time of year, especially, the trail maintenance volunteers would like to encourage fellow trail riders to limit their riding to the drier sections of trail such as The Flats to help lessen trail erosion. While there have been many improvements to the bridle trail system throughout the park, sections of the main trails can become slippery and muddy after heavy rains. The Flats, located south of SR 36/37 offer riders the opportunity to ride even when other areas might still be too wet. This location is suitable not only for the beginner or firsttime trail rider, but the seasoned horse and rider getting back into condition after winter. Limited trailer parking is available at the termination of either Dunham Road or Big Run Road. Maps of our Alum Creek Bridle trails are available for downloading by visiting our April 2018

Until next month, enjoy getting outdoors and spending time with your equine partner! ~Theresa Burke ERIE

Working at Cougar Crossing.

Great crew at Cougar Crossing. Facebook page at Delaware County, Ohio Horseman’s Council, and clicking on ‘Files’. The Flats will be the location of our chapter’s first day ride of 2018 scheduled for Sunday, April 29. Exact meeting time and parking details will be forthcoming soon. Watch your email for updates or call Bobbi Arters at 216/5361837. Remember, call before you haul! Future chapter ride dates include: JUNE 22-24 — Alum Creek State Park, Ride and Campout with Logan County OHC. SEPT. 21-23 — Alum Creek State Park ‘Autumn at Alum’ campout and potluck. OCT. 12-14 — Mohican State Forest, Ride and Campout. Don’t forget to mark your calendar to attend this month’s Equine Affaire, held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, in Columbus on April 12-15. Several club members are looking forward to attending Thursday evening’s performance, Fantasia, billed as a ‘musical celebration of the horse’. In addition, if you are planning to attend the Equine Affaire, don’t forget to stop by our OHC booth located in the Bricker building. At the time of this writing, volunteer ‘greeters’ are still needed for our booth. Please consider volunteering for a shift during your visit to the Equine Affaire and help spread the word about our worthwhile organization to other horse enthusiasts. Our next meeting, held at the TriTownship Fire station, SR 36/37, is scheduled for Friday, May 4 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Meet for dinner before the meeting at the Corner Café 6-6:30 p.m. if you can! Remember guests are always welcome!

Greetings from Erie County! Spring is finally here! April showers bring May flowers, which is a good reminder to stay off the muddy trails. Let’s keep the trails in good shape for future equine use. I hope to see everyone at the Equine Affaire this month. It is a great time to pick up new trail maps and information at the OHC display! Our monthly April meeting will be April 12, 7 p.m. at the coupling; Potluck 6:30 p.m. APRIL 8 — Brecksville, 2 p.m. Joyce, host. APRIL 18 — Wetmore 11 a.m. Lynn, host. APRIL 28 — Oak Openings, 12 p.m, Joyce host. ~Shelley FAIRFIELD Members and secondary members, if you have not received the newsletter or any emails please contact me. ~Anita, President FULTON Our March meeting was wellattended and our guest speaker was Dr. Laura Schmidt. She gave a great talk about vaccinations. Our next meeting is Monday, April 2, at Route 64 Pub and Grub in Whitehouse by the roundabout. With just a couple exceptions, meetings are always the first Monday of the month at this restaurant. We hope to see you there! Coming soon, a whole bunch of fun stuff! This is why you should join the OHC—there’s always a bunch of fun stuff and a bunch of fun people to do it all with! We get together for fun things like trail rides and club meetings and commiserate with each other over mud, ice, shedding, vet bills, and all the other fun things that having equines entails. For example, it’s a lot more fun to complain about the cost of your last farrier’s visit when you have a bunch of people who understand and can nod and agree. It’s been a slow couple of months but it’s coming to the time of the year when things are picking up. Make sure to check


The 2017 Kentucky Derby winner. Who will be the 2018 winner? out our website,, for the complete calendar of events. Our spring flower sale is coming up, too. Start planning your garden; hope you’ve been turning your compost pile! And don’t forget our Annual Kentucky Derby party! Happy Trails! ~Trina GALLIA Happy Easter from the Gallia OHC. At our March meeting we discussed helping the Shriners Club put on their annual Trail Ride fundraiser at O. O. McIntyre Park here in Gallia County. It has previously been held at the Bob Evans Farm. Since it was sold they have lost that spot and we are now going to assist them at the park that we help with and have permission to ride on. One of our members put on a cow sort at her barn on Feb. 24 and 25. She had a good turnout. Something to break up the winter and have some fun. We will post when the Shriners ride will take place. Hope to see some of you there. Until next month. Happy Trails from the Gallia OHC. ~Sherri GEAUGA Greetings from Geauga OHC. Our first meeting of the year started out with a bang. Thank you to our wonderful Kendall Smith who hosted us at her very beautiful home. We have a lot of fun things planned for this year. Lisa Gorretta, a helmet fitting consultant, from Big Dee’s came and inspected and talked about our riding helmets. Here are just a few highlights from Lisa’s talk ‘Helmet Safety and Fitting 101’: The use of safety helmets for riding is a ‘hot button topic’ for many riders, from all riding persuasions, but most especially the saddle seat, western and trail riding horse people. It is however difficult 85

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First meeting of the year at Kendall Smith’s home.

Cecelia, Ann, Stella, Sue, and Kendall. to ignore the troubling recent statistic that more than 45 percent of emergency room admissions for sport related ‘Traumatic Brain Injuries”’ come from equestrian sports. It is time to dismiss the stigma about wearing a helmet. Let’s talk about finding the right helmet for you! Helmet safety starts with confirming that the helmet that you use or wish to buy is ASTM/SEI certified for equestrian use. Like heads, helmets come in different shapes and depths (avoid becoming the victim of ‘round object/square hole syndrome’). Don’t purchase a helmet that perches on the top of your head or fits down over your ears! When you put the helmet on it should slide onto its place to give a solid hug all the way around, without putting too much pressure on any one spot, such as the forehead. The top of the ear should have clearance and the harness should clear the ear altogether. Note the harness position should lie just below and in front of the ear for a comfortable correct fit. If the rider has a lot of hair, it should ideally be worn in a low ponytail, so it fits below the harness and not on top of the head where it can make the proper size helmet too tight or unsteady. A too small helmet will not be worn and a too big helmet (or the wrong shape for the head) can be dangerous, especially if it slips down over the eyes in the motion of riding. In general, it is best to enlist the assistance of a trained helmet fitter. Thank you, Lisa for all your wonderful knowledge. I know I learned a lot. Each year our group makes and takes trays of cookies on Valentine’s Day to Geauga Park District employees in 86

Valentine’s cookies with Joy Keco.

Charles and Quincy, Herb and Buttercup.

appreciation for all their hard work maintaining our wonderful park system that make it possible for all our miles we enjoy on the bridle trails. And, for their work on adding more trails. It’s our way of saying thank you. Thank you Ann Poshedley and Joy Keco for putting the trays together. Thank you to Cecilia Hanish, Joy Keco and Sue Mulhall for delivering the cookies. And, thank you to all the Geauga County Ohio Horseman’s Council members who donated time and baking and buying cookies for our Valentine’s Day cookies for the Geauga Parks. You rock! We received a lot of thank you’s. ‘Hell Hats’ here we come! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 p.m. at Sue Mulhall’s house. We’ll be making our Hell Hats. Please bring your own helmet, hats and decorations. For all questions please contact Sue Mulhall at rmulhall@ or Cecilia Hanish at One last thought: “You’re not working on the horse, you’re working on yourself.”—Ray Hunt ~Linn Walker

rides actually happened, thanks to Mother Nature. But hope springs eternal, so we’ll give it a shot. If you sent a buddy list form to Herb (and you aren’t Kandy), please check with him. Someone sent him one but didn’t put their name on it. Kind of hard to include the information that way! Don’t forget that OHC will again have a booth at Equine Affaire. Volunteers are always needed. Information on volunteering can be found on the State website. Also remember that Green-Up Day at Caesar Creek State Park is April 28. It’s always good to help out there, especially since we hold our State ride at the park. Show up at 9 a.m. and bring any tools that may be helpful—rakes, shovels, chain saw, loppers, etc. If you have an ATV, tractor, or any other type of equipment like that, it’s welcome also. That’s about it for this month. Stay dry! ~Mickie

GREENE Welcome to spring! By the time you read this, you’ll have your activity list for the year. We’ve kept the calendar fairly close to what it was last year. Of course, last year not many of the club

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GUERNSEY Our April meeting is at Mr. Lee’s restaurant on the twelfth; the meeting starts at 7 p.m. After that we will meet at the Salt Fork Horseman’s camp the last full weekend of the month on Saturday., Bring a covered dish to share. We eat at 5 p.m. and meetings start 6 p.m. Our chapter has been busy organizing for the upcoming riding season; nailing down our ride schedule, developing work plans for our April 28-29 cleanup weekend at Salt Fork State Park and other trail maintenance work days. Anyone working the Salt Fork weekend will receive free camping for Friday and Saturday nights. The chapter will provide a lunch meal to all who are there on Saturday—bring a covered dish to share, the chapter will provide the meat and drinks. If you want to come and help just show up and we will get you to work. Thanks to everyone who turned in trail mileage for 2017, our chapter rode a total of 9,922


Tanna at Air Plane Rock.

Guernsey Co. OHC members at Salt Fork. miles and that is with some of you not reporting. Thank you Ann and Harold Prunty for compiling all the data and getting it to the State on time. If you haven’t been to Salt Fork in a while we have had some improvements to the campgrounds that include the new bathrooms with hot water and flush toilets. Four manure bins at the end of the tie lines that were too far from the woods to dump manure. That manure bin project was completed in conjunction with Dale Randulic‘s Eagle Scout project with him completing two of the bins himself and pouring the concrete in all four. Thank you Dale. Our ride calendar will be included in the May issue with some interesting locations that we have not been to yet including a trip to Illinois in October. Our poker run on horseback is on Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, Oct. 6. A donation of $10 gets you in on the whole works, a chance to win cash prizes for best and worst poker hands—adult and youth, pulled pork dinner with all the fixins, auction, singing cowboys and cowgirls that evening, and a sausage and pancake breakfast Sunday morning right after Cowboy Church. Hope to see you there. Keep riding! ~Don HAMILTON With the goal of engaging every HC-OHC member, along with trail conservation efforts, and recreational fun, providing four exceptional equine educational April 2018

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HC-OHC Merck Meeting cake.

HC-OHC Merck Meeting. learning opportunities per year is one of HC-OHC’s club objectives. Six years ago, while enjoying beverages, sharing stories and listening to a band play at an equine event, Miamitown Pet Hospital’s Dr. Mike Frederick, his wife Ann and Merck Animal Health Equine Specialist Steve Montemarano got together. They agreed it would be a terrific learning opportunity for greater Cincinnati horse enthusiasts if a veterinarian from Merck Animal Health’s Technical Service Team could come to Hamilton County to speak on an equine topic of the veterinarians choosing. With that, one of HC-OHC’s best educational events now known as ‘The Merck Meeting’ was born. Annually, The Merck Meeting is hosted by HC-OHC, supported by Miamitown Pet Hospital (now Miamitown Equine Veterinary Services), sponsored by Merck Animal Health and held at the beautiful Fernald Preserve. On March 1, 2018, HC-OHC held its 5th Annual Merck Meeting where over 100 people gathered to enjoy a delicious baked potato bar dinner social hour and to hear Dr. Fairfield Bain’s spectacular presentation on ‘A Review of Equine Skin Diseases’. Dr. Bain displayed excellent photographic examples and pathology slides of the most common skin diseases of the horse including pastern dermatitis, ringworm, warts, burns, aural plaques, sweet itch, hives, allergies, drug reactions, unusual cases of strangles, summer sores, sarcoid, granulomas, squamous cell carcinoma and melanomas while interjecting, and explaining causes and treatment modalities for each. Whoa, who knew so many different skin diseases could potentially look the same? April 2018

If educational programs interest you, come join Hamilton County OHC! Membership applications are available online at ohconline. com. Currently we have two more upcoming educational tours lined up: Rumpke’s Landfill and Recycling Center plus the Oxbow Conservancy! Special thanks goes to HCOHC members who worked hard at the 2018 Merck Meeting: Amy Brockman, Nance Forte’, Ann Frederick, Joseph Gray, Grace Hobbie, Lin Huelsman, Karen Osborne, Heidi Stauffer, Sarah Stuart, Crys Wilson and Lisa Wynn. ~Ann HARRISON April showers bring May flowers and warm weather is on its way. Judy May and I attended a meeting of the northern most counties in the Southeast Region. The meeting was conducted by Don Wagner and was held in February at Mr. Lees Restaurant in Cambridge, Ohio. It was a very informative meeting as we discussed work agreements and waivers for the Parks and Forestry Service and the need to keep those up to date. Also, building relationships with other counties and supporting their rides and activities. Trail projects were discussed for the upcoming year and we were invited to visit other counties in our region to experience their trails. Harrison OHC is planning a Fun Show for July. Cindy Schrader and Monna Dowdle will be handling arrangement with the help of Sherri Van Tassel from Harrison County 4-H. We are also planning an October ride for area 4-H riders to come ride with us at Harrison State Forest so they may experience something different than arena riding. Our scholarship committee is working on the application and should be available shortly for any youth wanting to apply for horse camp this year. We will be awarding two scholarships. Sherri Hart will be sending them to local pastors this year and to 4-H clubs. Our regional ride is planned for June 8, 9, and 10 at Harrison State Forest. We have an ice cream and cobbler social Friday night with music entertainment. Saturday breakfast is served by Harrison OHC and you can go on a guided ride or ride on your own. Saturday night we have an auction

and a potluck dinner. Sunday breakfast is served by Harrison OHC and you can ride on your own or choose a guided ride. We have a work weekend planned with Buckeye Trail Riders for the last weekend in April. We will be expanding the parking area in the upper loop at Harrison State Forest Campground, weather permitting. We will be walking the trails and removing dead fall. See you on the trails. God Bless and be safe. ~Dorothy Glover

Pete busy making boxes.

HOCKING The Hocking chapter has been in a planning mode for the upcoming spring and summer. Our ride schedule was made up in February and we are just waiting for warm, dry weather to get here. Some of our people have new additions to the family. Terry has a new horse named Boo, a palomino Tennessee walker. Michele has a stud horse named Kevin. Congrats to you both. We would also like to say how sorry we are of the loss of Marianne’s dog, Happy. Our fur babies are more than pets, they’re family. Anticipating the summer months ahead to camp, have bonfires, trail ride and family fun. If you’re looking for a spring weekend to get out come on down to the Hocking County Fairgrounds for Ag Days put on by the Farm Bureau April 14 and 15. There is no charge to get in and there will be booths, exhibits, antique tractors, and other interesting things to see. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Our granddaughter and other kids are looking forward to another weekend at the OHC Youth Camp—she’s already talking about it and making plans. They had a great time last year. May God bless the trails you ride and keep you safe. ~Jeannette HOLMES Now is the time to start getting our tack ready for our spring rides. I feel guilty about my camper, horse trailer and tack because I did very little this fall and winter after season to ‘keep up’ with my tasks that needed to be done. It was a long winter! We have planned for our year but had to wait longer


Tyler and Amy. than previous years to get the camping schedule for Mohican, so we knew what weekends were available to schedule individual rides elsewhere. Our club can’t wait to start our riding year! Don’t forget to track your miles and hand them in to our secretary, Vickie Zook. Also, please document your volunteer work hours. In the last year, we sold camp flags noting our county, liability signs, and Holmes’ County clothing items and raffled off a saddle. We are also developing a new club brochure, a website, a rock finding Facebook page, new member packets, plus more! We all look forward to our new and unfinished projects. Don’t forget Equine Affaire April 12-15. OHC needs volunteers, please sign up on the State website, We had a successful pizza making weekend. Thanks to our volunteers, Tammy Miller, Mandy Hisrich and Hoyt, Tyler and Amy Bevington, Mary Mast, Lori Nicholson, Shar and Kamden Milner, Sue Rhoades, Pete and Cheryl Jacobson, Keith McClure, Amity and Ethan Wise, Nancy Strayer, Ricki Mast, Cheryl Schneider, Shelly Shriver, Vickie Zook. Last year’s awards for trail miles is as follows, Bob Pickleseimer had the biggest increase in mileage from last year. Mary Mast, Angel Van Rhoden and Pete and Cheryl Jacobson rode the most places (10). In the youth drawing, Jeffery Miller had 87

County Lines the most trail miles (98), Kayla Nicholson had the most saddle hours (303), and the drawing for turning in miles on time went to Ricki Mast, Rachel Carter and Shar Milner. Most miles were documented by Mary Mast. We had a presentation on geriatric horses for our March meeting which was presented by member Amity Wise DVM. Happy Trails! ~Ricki JEFFERSON Again this year it seems like we are getting a lot of rain, making it hard to get trail work done. The trails at Jefferson Lake State Park are wet and as I write this quite slippery in places and have not thawed out so be careful. Jefferson County will be holding our NE Regional ride the weekend of June 22-24. More details next month. Please mark this on your calendars as it is a fun time. Enjoy your horse! ~Jo Ellen LAKE It’s spring, time to get riding. In Lake County we have to watch out for the ‘Lake Effect’ weather which helps to determine our trail rides. Our planning meeting in February was held at Lake Farm Park in Kirkland. Currently membership was discussed, as well as Wednesday night summer meetings with trail rides and potluck suppers. With many trails and parks in our immediate area, monthly trail rides were suggested without the potluck supper for each meeting. Our topics for upcoming meetings are the following: farriers and their concerns, nutrition for the horse, training with Kris Lanphear of Pleasant Valley Farm, disaster preparedness (a nuclear plant is near some of our trails) trail horse and ranch horse obstacles, and touring various equine facilities. Michelle Henderson presented her concerns for our Poker Ride to be held June 23 at North Chagrin Reservation (June 30 is the rain date). Further discussion was held on our Regional Ride at Girdled Road, Aug. 25. Rickie and Dave Bunkin are putting together an 8x10 picture of our club to display at Equine Affaire in Columbus. Perhaps we’ll see you there! It’s Ohio’s Year of the Trail. We learned at the State central 88

month at Infirmary Mound Park, Granville, 7 p.m. Check out our website for updates and changes, Charlene does a great job keeping the site up to date. Be safe, ~Deborah Sheka

meeting that Ohio has more trails than the other states surrounding it. Let’s keep our trails welcoming to all riders and their equine friends. Hoping your trails are happy and safe. ~Rayneen Tisovic LICKING Hello from Licking County. We made it through the winter! At our February meeting we voted on and passed to help with the OHC Youth Camp again this summer. The feedback from the children is so rewarding, we agreed this is a very good cause. Diana and Holli Wheathley reported on the fun show, everything is lined up, we have a judge, the ribbons are ordered—let’s hope for a good weather day; July 28 Fun Show location Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. After you show you can go out and enjoy the trails at the park. Food will be on the grounds. The showbill is on our website, or contact Diana if you have any questions. I don’t know if Sandy Belt knows but she is now our Nominations Committee Chairperson, congratulations. Thank you Teresa McGregor for doing the newsletter, great job. Craig Santee, chairperson of Trail Maintenance brought up the questions; do we want to build more trails at Dillon State Park? Think about it and get back to Craig. Debbie Stevens had her PEEP (programs, events, entertainment, parties) committee meeting. On April 29 our group will help with the Licking County District Park event Turn Your Screen Off. There will be several booths set up for the children and adults to check out things to do outside. We set up a booth with information about OHC and the benefits of being a member. Beth Webb brings a horse and corral; Jan Dean is to bring a mini. Debbie Stevens makes up a couple of pictures of horses for coloring and hands out to the children. The people always like petting the horses. There will also be saddles for the children to sit on for picture taking. Last year there were around 700 attending the event but it was closed early due to a storm. If you are to help with the set up please be there around 10 a.m., the event is from 12 to 4 p.m. at Infirmary Mound Park, Granville, Ohio.

Charlene, Beth, Sandy, Cinda, Craig and Paul. We are going to be in the Granville July 4 parade, no horses, we will be riding in the back of a truck, some walkers will be needed to hand out candy. There are more events for our group in the making—waiting for the final details. Please check our website anytime for updates. Cinda Wilson, Trail Ride Chairperson, had her meeting with Sandy Belt, Beth Webb, Charlene and Craig Santee, Paul Wilson and myself in attendance. Cinda had some great ideas about when and where to trail ride. We will be having some one-day rides and some overnight camping. Some rides will be with other OHC chapters, please check our website for details. If you do plan on a camping and ride please contact the host chapter to let them know you are attending. Some places require reservations for campsite and cost. Since you will receive this article after our March Awards Meeting I’ll go ahead and share our Trail Mileage and Saddle Hours Report. Top five riders: Karen McCabe 843 miles, Mitzi Gerber 695, Liz Shiplet 607, Cinda Wilson 335, Craig Santee 280. Total trail miles turned in from all reports; State Park and Forest 2,882 miles, Public and Private 681, Out of State 134; total miles 3,697. The top five riding locations: Taft Reserve 893, Infirmary Mound Park 660, riding at home 390, Dillon State Park 339, Lobdell Reserve 183. Top five saddle hours: Liz Shiplet 45, Hollie Wheatley 40, Karen McCabe 29, Mitzi Gerber 28, Sandy Belt 11. The three driving hours: Deborah Sheka 12, Jan Dean 5, Liz Shiple 2. Total Saddle and Driving Hours 181. Every mile and hour adds up when this is included into the State OHC’s report to show ODNR; we are using the trails. Thank you for turning in the reports. I hope to see you at the Equine Affaire. I already made my list of things to see, demos to watch and items I need or items that I want. Everyone is invited to our meetings the last Monday of the


LOGAN Logan County OHC sadly lost one of our members in February, Linda Hauck. Drawing on her love of horses and passion to serve others, Linda became deeply involved with Discovery Riders, a therapeutic riding center that provides horseback riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities. Linda has also been a member of the Logan County OHC for several years. She truly will be missed. Be sure to check out the ‘Last Ride’ in the Corral magazine this month. Our next meeting is April 8 at 5:30 p.m., bring a covered dish. This meeting will include awards for 2017 Trail Miles. Members gathered for fellowship and good food on March 5. Meeting was called to order by President Becky Porter with 13 members present. A lively discussion with ideas to host a desensitizing clinic for members and their horses. OHC members are reminded to call ahead if desiring to ride at Ohio State Parks secondary to all the rain we have had. ~Teri LORAIN Hello LOHC riders! It’s time to stow away those snow shoes and don those cowboy boots. It’s finally spring time in northeast Ohio. No fooling! Our April calendar sponsor is Harrison Ford in Wellington. They offer a fantastic selection of new and used trailers. Several riders in our club have been happy with the trailers that they purchased from Harrison Ford; keep them in mind if in the need of a trailer or a towing vehicle. In February, we had a grand total of four riders from LOHC and additional friends from Erie OHC. Although the weather was a little sour, they enjoyed themselves and are sweeter for it. I’d like to extend a big thank you to Dr. Barb Musolf, DVM from our club who gave a very informative talk about equine laminitis. We appreciated learning how we can be proactive to help avoid this serious health April 2018

County Lines problem as well as recognize symptoms and learn what to do if it becomes a medical issue for our horse. We will venture out to North Chagrin for an 11 a.m. day ride on Saturday, April 7. Carole Kenyon is our contact for this ride. Please see our Lorain County OHC calendar for directions. Plan to pack a lunch. The Equine Affaire is at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus April 12-15. There are amazing events and vendors there. You can check out the details online or contact one of our officers. The evening horse show is quite entertaining but check ahead for tickets as they often sell out. There is so much to see, learn and do; you won’t be disappointed! Monday, April 16 we will hold a membership meeting at CVC with refreshments included. Plan to come at 6:30 to learn about trailer maintenance. This presentation will be given by Harrison Ford’s Trailer Division with the meeting following. Saturday, April 21 is a scheduled Trail Maintenance at Charlemont. Please meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on New London Eastern. Afterward, we will head to Wellington Reservation for trail maintenance. Then on to the best part; Dairy Queen for lunch and ice cream! Please wear boots and gloves and bring chain saws and nippers if you have them. The more the merrier. It’s a good way to burn off those winter calories. Contact Bob Budi for details. Sunday, April 22 we will ride at Charlemont at 1:30 p.m. on the cleaned up trails. We will meet at the parking area on New London Eastern. Judi Budi is the contact for this ride. Saturday, April 28 we plan to cleanup trails at Kipton Reservation. Please join us at 9 a.m. at the small gravel parking lot on the west side of Route 511 just south of Route 20. Contact Bob Budi if you have questions. Once again, boots, gloves, chain saws and nippers are a plus. There you have it; another option to help burn off those unwanted pounds before bathing suit weather arrives. Cinco De Mayo will be here before you know it and we will celebrate with a ride on Saturday, May 5 at Wetmore in the Cuyahoga National Park with a ride out time at 11 a.m. Cheryl Muhek is the contact for this ride. Carriages will be permitted on the Carlisle trails April 7, 12 and 15 and May 5. Giddy up, ~Kathy Duncan April 2018

MADISON A day ride/meeting is happening on April 7, noon, at the Deer Creek day ride area. Bring a pack lunch, we’ll eat and have a short business meeting and then ride. We’ll check on our new trails and enjoy the afternoon. After everyone has worked up an appetite we’ll provide pizza for dinner. I know everyone is excited about getting the riding season started and we’d love it if you would join us. Keep your fingers crossed that we have good weather that day. If you’re interested in joining us, but the weather is iffy, check our Facebook page, Madison County Chapter of Ohio Horseman’s Council, or email me at Our president, Jeff Fultz, wants to try to include some of our other members that work evenings and can’t attend the regular Thursday evening meetings. Speaking of our president, he has recently retired and is ready to ride like he’s never been able to before. We have some tentative dates for trail rides set. June 2-4 at Dillion, July 20-22 at Hocking Hills and Sept. 7-9 at Blue Rock. If you’re in the area stop by and visit or contact us before and we’ll make room for you. Jeff has already said he might start the weekend on the Tuesday before and I bet he wouldn’t mind some company. Great News! We’re offering age 40 plus classes at our Gymkhanas. They’re only for ribbons and your points won’t count toward our prizes. We start our series April 15 at 9 a.m., registration starts an hour before. I know this is the last day of Equine Affaire. We have a couple of members that are going to EA early and then be afternoon relief at the show and a few others that are working the show early and then leaving for EA to catch those end of the show deals. We can always use help in the arena, come out with or without your horse. We had a lot of interest in the Corral Club Challenge June 1417. The problem we’re going to have is finding kids for our teams. Both of mine are at 4-H camp those dates. They’re both going to miss out on the OHC Youth Senior camp that week also. They’re bummed, but being 4-H camp councilors is important to them. If anyone that’s not an OHC member and has a youngster that would like

to ride in the Challenge a family membership is only $40. Youth camp is another great perk to being an OHC member. My stepson still talks about ‘his’ horse from last year. Please contact us if you have any questions. Earth Day is April 22. We have a work weekend scheduled at Deer Creek. Bring your pruners and chainsaws. We are clearing out the invasive Autumn Olive that Ohio has finally outlawed the sale of. This has been a long time coming and is desperately needed as it will choke hardwoods and other plants that we want to grow. OHC has so much to offer all horse lovers. Even if you don’t own a horse or can’t ride there are plenty of ways to help the horse community. Hope to see you April 7 at Deer Creek for a meeting and day ride, at Equine Affaire (come by the booth), April 15 at Madison County Fairgrounds for the Gymkhana or April 21 and 22 at Deer Creek overnight horse camp for a work weekend. Enjoy each day no matter what it brings you. ~Cheryl MEDINA We have a lot of talented people in our chapter. We have engineers, lawyers, teachers, contractors and horse trainers. We are also honored to have a writer in our midst! Our very long-time member, Janet Fox is the author of the Desperate Horse Wives series of books. Great title! Her fictional characters go horse camping and trail riding in Ohio parks like Beaver Creek, Harrison Forest, and Quail Hollow. All of the locations and horse trails are geographically accurate. The first book, ‘Becoming Desperate’, is the prequel. The four main characters grow up in rural Portage County where they discover horses, trail riding, and horse camping. They meet their husbands and meet each other. They are desperate, each for a different reason. Sound intriguing? Emotional and sometimes humorous, the stories are about relationships, mistakes, consequences, struggles, perseverance, and of course, horses. The second book, ‘Desperate Horse Wives’, develops the friendships and family relationships. There are adventures on the horse trails, family difficulties, misplaced romance, betrayals, and revenge. The third book which just came


Having a good time with old friends at the Medina County OHC banquet. out is ‘Desperate Measures’, and is the sequel. I’m going to let you find out for yourselves what comes next in their lives. The paperbacks are available from Amazon by searching for ‘Janet R Fox’ and from Janet herself. They can be downloaded to an E-reader through Kindle. Janet can be reached through her Facebook page, Janet R Fox Author, or email We are excited to be welcoming her to our May 2 meeting at Boston Store in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park where she will speak and have books available. Socializing begins at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7. Check our newsletter or website,, for details as we approach the date. Be there or be desperate! Speaking of good times, our annual banquet was a big success with 36 people enjoying the fine food at Papa Joe’s in Akron along with the fine fellowship of chapter members and friends. Not to mention the fine wine! And the desserts! I’ve included some wonderful pictures provided by President Dianna Weaver’s husband James. We reminisced, and shared happy times and sad. Joyce Tretow recently lost both her horse, Knight and her dog, Dreamie. These animals are like members to us. They come to events and share our good times so we will miss them both. We want to thank Jack Weese who worked his leather crafting skills to create very nice book marks for us all. Certificates were handed out for trail workers and 89

County Lines Janet Fox brought copies of her books. She generously donated a dollar from the sale of each book to our chapter. Medina OHC is full of caring people and we are thankful for their all they do to support and promote our causes. Since trail parties are so much fun, our next fun session is April 14. Watch for details in our newsletter and email blasts. For more information contact one of our trail bosses: Patricia Vance ( or 330/836-9358), Mike Andrea ( or 330/592-5953), or Jack Weese ( 440/234-9668 or 216/780-9668). Spring is finally here! Get out those saddles, find your horse under that coating of winter hair and mud and hit the trail! Come join us and may the valley be with you. ~Obi Wan Rosemary MEIGS I hope all of you have a nice Easter and don’t get fooled too many times. I don’t ever remember April Fool’s day being on Easter. As you know April showers bring May flowers, I don’t know if any rain is left after all the rain we had. Since we are in April we will be planning for our first ride at AEP camp on May 12, and that evening will be our fun show. Sign up at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m. Hopefully we will have some new events for the fun show. We certainly are looking forward to this. The tack auction we had in February was a great success. There were 95 in attendance, all the food sold out and Jerry Henderson was very pleased with the auction. The 50/50 was won by Kelly Christman, she is the luckiest person I have ever known, way to go Kelly. We love seeing her and her husband come to our events. We drew names for two door prizes to be handed out. The first winner was Debbie Johnson, winning a coffee cup with the

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Earl Icard and Paul L. McDaniel Meigs OHC logo on it made by Lavada Pidcock. The second winner was Ed Turley, winning a bracelet made by Kelli Wolfe. I don’t know why Ed didn’t wear that bracelet to the meeting, I’m sure some of the members wanted to see it. I believe everyone enjoyed the auction and looking forward to next year. It’s well worth all the effort that we all put into this event. Just a reminder that the Equine Affaire is April 12-15. They are always needing volunteers for this event. I would love to see the Fantasia show, and all the events that go on and the sights to see. If you find some free time go to this event. Maybe I will see you there. I sure hope that not too many horses have had trouble with their hooves because of all the mud, they would rather stand in that mud than be in the barn. At least that is what ours does. We had one that started to have a problem but we caught in time. Hope to see you riding on the trails this year. Happy Trails, ~Dian MONTGOMERY Happy spring, from the Montgomery County Chapter! We hope all of your horses have fared well through the winter. The warmer weather is finally on its way, the days will be getting longer and the shedding will begin! We are all gearing up for a great year of trail riding, shows, campouts and other activities. We have our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, we also have a moonlight ride scheduled for April 30, weather permitting of course. As always you can go to our website, (montgomerycountyohc.

com) for time and locations, or to see what other kind of activities we have going on this year. We would love for you to join us. There was a few of us that got together on Feb. 10 at the Asian Buffet in Dayton for dinner, great friends and great conversation— can’t ask for anything better than that. (Except maybe an awesome horse and a closet full of boots!) We also got together and did a little shopping at the Preble County tack sale in Eaton. Not sure how much shopping I actually did, but I did run into a lot of friends from my western pleasure days. It was really nice catching up with a lot of the people I used to hang out with when I was showing. For a minute there I was missing my cute little Quarter Horse and small little circles...not...I am having too much fun trail riding and camping with my new peeps—less stressful and cheaper on the wallet. I think most of us did more talking than shopping so I wasn’t alone. Afterwards we all went to lunch and chatted about our four-legged friends, past trail rides and the future one we are about to partake in. We all had a great time! I think that is about all I have for now, until next time my friends. Happy Trails and good health to all! ~Taronna MORROW Greetings from the Morrow County OHC chapter where the rollercoaster weather conditions continue to make the arrival of spring seem like a cruel illusion. February surgery at OSU seems to have somewhat improved my mobility but Ed and I did a weekend day ‘last’ ride just before the surgery in case it was not successful. Now there are ‘high hopes’ to soon be ‘back in the saddle again’, just like the happy lyric of Gene Autrey’s song promises. Floyd acquired a new long eared mount this year and is anxious to give it some trail experience. Floyd and Gerald attended the March State OHC meeting while Ted was in Texas encouraging his grandson Clayton who will be competing at the national level in team penning/sorting. All three along with Bob have volunteered to help some with the OHC Equine Affaire booth in April. Ted did some local day riding near home as did Byron,


but no other riding was reported by chapter members. Although no horses were involved, Gay did ‘endure’ several days of Caribbean sun/sand/ocean with family members so missed enjoying some Ohio winter snow. Although not as intense as last month, the current weather has all other chapter members letting their steeds rest until warmer weather. Their equine ‘fix’ will continue to be RFD programs, monthly horse magazines, Equine Affaire, and/or visualizing past and future horse adventures plus maybe a last-minute weekday ride on a rare nice winter day which us ‘retirees’ can do. The 2018 regular meetings will be the second Wednesday of the month at 1900 HR in the Mount Gilead Library Annex. However, it was suggested that summer meetings could be an evening ride at Mount Gilead State Park followed by a picnic. When such weather becomes a reality in a few months, contact Gerald (DOC) at 419/768-2128 or (cell) 610/764-1612 or email the day of the scheduled meeting as to the actual plans. Simon, the Amish farrier for several of our members, recovery has progressed to the level that he plans to resume limited work in April and could be back full strength by early summer. Hopefully all readers will be able to enjoy some great riding of their trusty steeds with like-minded equine friends soon, maybe before publication of this article. Until next month, let us continue to ride, ride, ride while we can or at least have great dreams. Happy Trails to you and stay safe in the saddle/on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride. ~DOC PERRY Rain, rain go away Perry County wants to play! These are the words right out of our President Roxanne Drake’s mouth. I’m sure everyone is getting tired of all the rain, mud, and cold and are ready to get out on the trails! I know we are. Perry County meets the second Tuesday of the month at The Top Hat restaurant in Junction City at 7 p.m. Dinner and social time starts at 6 p.m. We always welcome new faces! Let’s be on the lookout for upcoming dates on some much April 2018

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Marianne Hartley’s precious dog Happy. Kathy Newman’s horse Boo’s ‘eye boo boo’. needed trail maintenance. Check Facebook periodically for upcoming events and plans for trail maintenance. Let’s get those chores done, horses ready, and get this riding season started! At the last meeting the tentative 2018 Perry ride schedule was discussed and passed at the March meeting. Our ride schedule is available on Facebook and below. We hope to see a lot of members at our rides this year! Come out and have a great time. APRIL 7 — Perry Woods MAY 12 — Stone Church JUNE 10 — Dillon JULY 6-8 — Regional Ride at Burr Oak JULY 28-29 — Blue Rock AUG. 11-12 — Hocking AUG. 25-26 — Salt Fork SEPT. 29-30 — Soup Ride Burr Oak OCT. 13 — Stone Church OCT. 27-28 — Halloween Hoopla, location to be determined. Please remember to check other counties and the State website for their ride schedule. We always want to be supportive to fundraising and or rides with other OHC counties. We want to send our condolences to our Vice President Marianne Hartley whose precious dog

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Happy recently crossed over the rainbow bridge. No matter how much we try to prepare ourselves it’s always very hard to say goodbye to our four-legged family members. Let’s also send some positive thoughts to our members Kathy Newman who’s mare Boo had an eye injury and to Teresa Spring’s mini donkey Seth who has sprained his front leg. We wish them all a speedy recovery. Please also keep my horse Cisco in your thoughts as he was kicked in the nose by one of his field mates. It’s of course right where his hackamore would sit. Silly horses. Ugh! ~Heather PIKE Hello to everyone from Pike OHC. This has been too long of a winter and I’m sure everyone has cabin fever. There’s not a lot of riding but a lot of barn work! Hopefully April will be the beginning of some warmer weather and a chance to do more trail riding. Our club members ride many different places but last year we actually rode over 5,200 miles at our own Pike Lake area. Our first scheduled club ride was at the Sears’ Painted Hill Farm at Pike Lake and the April club ride will be at Shawnee State Park. Our Vice President, Jim Forman, had some gravel hauled to our day parking area at Pike Lake State Park. Doug and Debby Sears, Renee Cruea, and John Beathard spread the gravel to get the parking area ready for the spring riders. Randy Wittkugle, Paul Buser, Calvin Knipp and Doug and Debby Sears are preparing new trail signs also. These wooden signs will have the trails’ names on them. Individual maps will also be available at the day parking kiosk soon. The ease of navigating the trails makes the ride much more enjoyable. We hope to see you on the trails! Trail maintenance is continual for our club and many of our members ride all year long at Pike Lake and do maintenance as needed. We will be having a

Mary Ginther helped the past two years with Horse Daze registration. scheduled club maintenance day in the near future. If anyone is interested in mounted shooting, Pike County Fairgrounds will be having a group of mounted shooting events coming soon. You can join the mounted shooting club and participate in the monthly shows and shoots. For more information, call Doris at 513/616-5135. The 4-H members in our club, are already preparing for the Pike County Fair horse show in the summer. They work very hard practicing for this show. Our 4-H horse program is growing. Some of the members also compete all year long in barrels and poles. Our youth are our future and we are very proud of them. We have a lot of special people in our club and I would like to recognize one every month this year. ‘Saddle Talk’ this month will be about a very generous lady, Mary Ginther. Mary is a member of our club and has been a horse person for many years. Her children also loved and showed horses. Mary is always willing to lend a helping hand with our events and does a remarkable job with the Relay for Life Cancer Ride at Scioto Trails every year. Her hard work pays off because this is a very successful event! This year the Cancer Ride will be May 5. Please come and support this event that Mary is so passionate about. We would like to give Mary a big thank you for all that she does for our club and the horse world. It is a privilege to have her as part of our club. I think sometimes we under estimate what our horse senses about us. This little quote states; “he knows when you’re happy, he knows when you’re comfortable, he knows when you’re confident, and he always knows when you have carrots!” —Author unknown ~Teresa Wittkugle PORTAGE Is ‘spring’ spelled the same as mud? And I wonder if a roll in



A child’s joy. the mud helps to shed hair. After a few very chilly rides at Shaw Woods and Brecksville this winter I am really looking forward to sunshine and dry trails. The ice was treacherous this winter, felling two of our members. Sharon Lake slipped on the ice and had a severe concussion. And Cathy Zollos broke her wrist needing surgery to pull it back together. Hopefully all the disasters for the year are behind us. Our club took the winter off from meetings. The December meeting was our Christmas party and then no more meetings till March. We hold our meetings at the Atwater Town Hall, 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. Stop by sometime. We can be a friendly bunch even when we disagree, which is more often than not. April 21 is Earth Day when we get some of the trails cleaned up. We invite everyone in our club and any willing friends and family to join us to launch the season. We will meet at West Branch Day Parking at 10 a.m. Bring your clippers and gloves. Lunch will be provided after the workday. As with all OHC chapters we have members with a variety of interests and passions. Just looking through the Corral you can see a myriad of modalities. Some riders in our group like trail or obstacle challenges, fun shows and very competitive shows. Our Angenelle Hennebert’s passion is mounted shooting and she 91

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has several mounted shooting competitions coming up with the Steel Town Gunslingers. No better way to make a girl feel powerful than riding a horse and shooting a gun. Good luck Ang! It’s just a few days till the Equine Affaire. Hope to see you there.Come with us and ride the WB! ~Lee

Registration starts at 9 a.m. show will start at 10 a.m. We will have our concession stand open again this year as well. Come on out and join us for our Fun Show and camp for the weekend and enjoy the trails as well. We have to give a big thank you to 4 J’s for their hospitality and great food, their meeting room has been the perfect place for us to hold our meetings and enjoy great food! We also put the finishing touches on our schedule of events so we are pretty much set for the year but as you know things can change so watch our Facebook page, www.facebook. com/groups/pcohc for changes or updates. Our first Camp-out Cleanup weekend is in April weather permitting. We had three new members join our chapter along with a renewal. Welcome to Patricia, Bev, Heather and welcome back Rusty and Teresa—hope we will see you often, either at meetings, our events or on the trail. I hope you all will consider buying a raffle ticket or two for our State Ride Gun/Gift Card Raffle which this year is worth $750. You can use the card for the purchase of a Henry .44 Mag Rifle or Rural King merchandise when you win—you choose. The State Ride is Oct. 12-14 this year and horse camp reservations will remain online this year until after our State Ride is over. I hope many of you will find the time to attend this year’s Equine Affaire. If you have some spare time try to stop by our State OHC booth and volunteer a couple hours to meet some great people and encourage some to join OHC. I will leave you with this thought, “Even though you are anxious to get out on the trails, please keep in mind that the ground is thawing and with the recent rain the ground is also soft, try to keep your trail riding on trails that will not get damaged by your horses. I am sure you have worked way too

PREBLE By the time you receive your April issue of the Corral hopefully the yoyo weather will be a thing of the past. Our Easter Egg Hunt for our little cowgirls and cowboys 10 years and under is scheduled for April 7 at 3 p.m. at the HW Park office. Our meeting and carry-in will follow in the Hueston Room by the park office at 6 p.m., meeting will follow the carry-in at 6:30 p.m. We had our membership meeting on March 3 at 4 J’s Pizza in Camden, Ohio. We had a good turnout and did get things accomplished. We will be having our first Fun Show on Saturday, May 26 with our rain date May 27. We will run speed classes first and again this year will be having Jackpot Barrels with a 75 percent payback with eight paid entries or more/less than eight entries only 50 percent is paid, while payback for other speed classes is 50 percent to first; 30 percent to second; and 20 percent to third (eight paid entries is required).

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Greetings from the Ross County OHC Chapter. Due to all of this rain Tom McGuire from Fairfield County moved the work day that was suppose to be held at Great Seal from March 3 to April 7. Speaking of rain we have been getting a bunch! It has been miserable down here in Southern Ohio. We have been experiencing a bunch of flooding and when we don’t get rain we still can’t ride because its either still flooded or it’s extremely muddy and it doesn’t seem to be letting up folks. Maybe hitting the trails will be a little delayed this year. Let’s just hope for sunny and 75 degrees soon so we can hit the trails with nothing in our way! ~Danielle SANDUSKY April showers bring May flowers…well what does mud bring us? Anyone who has horses hates the spring rains, even though we know they come for a good reason. I know there is a horse under all that mud and long hair, I know her name is Lilly, but I just can’t see her yet as the summer time beauty she is! April brings my favorite horse event, Equine Affaire in Columbus. If you have never been, it is a must do! There is something for everyone, from learning to shopping to looking at the variety of breeds. I could easily spend all four days there. We had our awards banquet a couple weeks ago and it was great having it separate from our Christmas party. We had a potluck (of course) that was great (of course) and then a brief meeting. We nailed down


Eden and Hope.

Lela, Carol, Jackie, Diane, Hope.

Dave and Al. a few ride dates, one for each month. Those will be posted on Facebook. We also want to get back to having some educational learning at the shorter meetings. Next month we will be talking about trail etiquette. The White Star award went to Annette for her outstanding help and always going above and beyond! The Equine Spirit Award went to Dave Sheidler for always making sure his family gets where they need to go. Ambassador award went to Diane, Jackie, Lela and Carol for always promoting our club in a positive and fun way! Diane and Jackie both completing the Emerald Necklace was quite an accomplishment. Youth high miles went to Eden at 53 miles and she also received her 200 mile patch. Tony won the high point adult at 983 miles and his 5,000 mile patch! Also receiving patches were Jackie 500 miles, Al and Marla 1,000 miles and Annette and Carol both received 1,000 Park and Forest miles. Sorry if I forgot anyone! Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We meet for supper at 5:45. Check out Facebook or give me a call to find out where. For more information, give one of our members a holler, we would love to see you! Visit our website,, and our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Give your horse a hug, brush out that mud and hair, and give that clean muzzle a kiss…horse life is good! Have a wonderful Easter! ~Marla Sidell April 2018

County Lines STARK How refreshing in the mornings to hear the birds singing when I go out to feed my horses. The grass and fields are starting to show signs of life. We are beginning the start of a new year. Finally! We want to welcome our new members Tana and Robert Weisgarber who live in Massillon. I hope you are able to join us at our meetings and rides. This month everyone is looking forward to attending Equine Affaire. Please be sure to stop by the OHC booth and hopefully volunteer a few hours to meet and greet people. It is a worthwhile adventure. Our ride schedule is starting to take shape with the chapters in our NE Region posting their rides. It is always a good experience to join other chapters to learn about the places to ride in their county plus they go to a lot of trouble to provide you with a good time. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT It certainly has been quite a winter. Now, someone needs to go on Shark Tank and pitch barn boots with locking suspenders so they won’t be sucked off in the knee deep sludge. In the midst of our deepening despair, Carolyn Sullivan had an inspirational speaker come to our February SCOHC meeting. With a name like Krazy Bob, you had to attend just to see if we could recruit him as a new member. Bob was very well acquainted with our dilemmas of ‘unstable’ footing. It turns out Bob represents a product called Keepers Grid which is made in the good old US of A; Lodi, Ohio to be more specific. Even more amazing it is environmentally safe, made from recycled materials, and is a proven technology. The interlocking panels come in varying strengths and are specifically designed to stabilize the ground in problem areas like entries to stalls, paddock gates, feeding areas, on trails, or anywhere there is a need to keep mud at bay. Hey, if you win the lottery, you could even do the whole pasture. ‘KB’ went over the details of building a secure base and the options of leaving a grass covered or stone surface visible. Carolyn April 2018

Krazy Bob and Keepers Grid. has had grid installed in some of her problem areas at her farm and with Romeo, Gemi, Drac, and Puzzle doing the on-site testing, it has to be indestructible. We had an informative question and answer session afterwards regarding several other applications for the system. It was a great meeting and Bob said he learned a lot from our real life applications. We finally unlocked the doors and let Bob go about an hour later. If you think you might be interested in learning more about Keepers Grid, you can contact Krazy Bob at or call him a 440/570-3676. A few of our members were out taking stock of our local trails and surveying the damage done by all the inclement weather. Molly East wood, Amy O’Neil and Carolyn Sullivan have reported that with all the strong winds coupled with saturated ground, there are a lot of downed trees all over the Metro Parks trails. Riders should be aware that they may need to turn around or be prepared for some more advanced skills to navigate their way through. I managed a quick spin around the farm for the first time this year. The deer were out doing a people count and we ran into several groups in the short time we were out. Thankfully, the mud worked to my advantage keeping Allie slogging ahead with no illusions of airs above the ground. ~Joann Ulichney TRUMBULL Hello from the members of Trumbull County! Spring is here and we are ready to ride! Several members of our club annually head south for the winter—we look forward to their return and joining our 2018 season club activities. I had mentioned last month that we were having a fundraising event at the Ponderosa Steak House in Warren…as of this writing we do not have final tallies

of the monies to be received for February. We are planning on doing this again in August. The March meeting held at the township building in Fowler, Ohio, was attended by 17 members. A big welcome to new members Sandy DeRhodes, Stephanie Fiest and William Austin. We are putting together ideas for this season’s trail rides at Two Mile Run State Park in Pennsylvania, Beaver Creek State Park and Salt Fork Park. I have sent inquiries regarding Blue Rock State park and await responses to present to the membership for consideration of adding a ride there to the roster. A Blessed Easter to everyone! Looking forward to seeing you on the trails! ~Kathryn Bartow UNION Happy spring...finally! After a particularly wet late winter/early spring everyone is rejoicing over the long awaited sunshine and warm weather. We’re enjoying getting our horses out and riding. Our next chapter meeting is Sunday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marysville Fire Station located at 16300 County Home Road, Marysville, Ohio. Please join us. We’d love to meet you. Debbie Strayton and Karen Holland enjoyed a live model horse show in Ashland on March 3. Debbie has been collecting for years and finally got a chance to experience a live show. Karen has been collecting and showing model horses since the 70’s. It was a great time and Jazzmine, one of Karen’s models won the Workmanship Reserve Grand Champion in the Artist Resin division. Karen also was able to qualify several horses for the North American Nationals, the model horse world’s bi-annual national championships. Karen’s equine partner, Charlie retired with a bang winning the ASHAO (American Saddle Horse Association of Ohio)

Karen and Debbie at model show.


Karen’s Artist Resin-Reserve Grand Champion. 2017 Trail Champion. Karen accepted the award in January at the banquet in Akron. Charlie is now enjoying retirement with his buddies while Karen looks for a new trail companion. Now that spring is here we’re hoping to see everyone out on the trails. Be safe everyone and have fun...until next month, Happy Trails. ~Karen Holland WARREN By the time you read this, we’ll hopefully all be recovered from the Great Tack Exchange. It’s always a great event, but that’s due to the fact that there’s a lot of hard work by a lot of people to make sure of that. Not just the day of, though of course that’s the bulk of the work, but several days before for some, and months for others. Judy Pickleseimer and Ruth Ann Nagle work on it nearly year-round, or so it seems. And

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County Lines then there’s picking up the food, making the master map and marking off the spaces, making sure there are tables and chairs for the club’s booths, and the collecting of items for the raffle that benefits the Warren County Search and Rescue (they always have great stuff!). So even before we get in the door Sunday morning, a lot of hard work has gone into it, and it shows. Thanks to all who work tirelessly to bring the event off with such flair. Please remember that April 28 is Green-Up Day at Caesar Creek State Park. Meet at the Horseman’s Camp at 9 a.m. And Roger says from now on, he is not cancelling the work day, no matter what the weather people say. Twice now they swore we were going to get rain all day, and both times the rain held off until after we would have been finished. It is very frustrating, from now on, the work day will go on. If there’s a monsoon and no one shows up, so be it. But the option will be there! We can use as many hands as we can get; there are always plenty of projects. If you can, please plan to come help. Bring tools if you have them (rakes, shovels, loppers, chain saws, etc.) and if you have a tractor, ATV, or larger equipment like that, please bring it also. Any questions, you can call Roger at 513/899-7777. Exactly what can be accomplished will depend on the number of volunteers and how wet the trails are, but we can always find things to do. We have a very nice park and trails system, but it doesn’t stay that way by itself. If you like to camp, check out the various places where we have group camp-outs scheduled. There are great options and a good time is always had by all. If you’ve never camped, but would like to, get in touch with one of your officers or trustees, or me; we’d be glad to help you get started.

That’s it for this time. If we haven’t abandoned the area in an ark, I’ll be back next month. ~Mickie WASHINGTON The folks in Washington County say howdy! We want to invite you to attend our regional ride on June 23 at Kinderhook trailhead of Wayne National Forest. The trails just opened on April 15 and this is the first time we have been able to show off the great addition we have added to the horse trails. We are extremely grateful to the Wayne National Forest for going above and beyond our expectations on these trails. We are only doing a oneday ride for the region, although you are welcome from anywhere in the state! The facilities consist of a concrete pit toilet, city water and a bunch of high line horse ties. Primitive camping is permitted with several campfire rings and firewood available to use! There will be a potluck following the ride for anyone wishing to participate! We will ride out at 10 a.m. Please contact Bent DeWees at 304/377-1493 or for more details or information. We also would like to invite you to the Children’s Miracle Network ride on May 19 at Salt Fork State Park. You are encouraged to come and camp for the weekend and ride the entire time. However, in the afternoon there will be food for sale, hot dogs and such to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. The Washington County OHC will be holding an auction as well for the same purpose. Our members will also be soliciting donations for their riding. We generally raise thousands of dollars while having a great time. This is in conjunction with the Marietta Walmart. Our ride schedule is rather robust this year as compared to the previous years. I hope we will see you on the trail as we ride in at least four different State Parks, the Wayne National Forest, two AEP land rides and at least one ride in West Virginia! Happy Tails! ~Rita V. Schultheis WAYNE We are counting the days down until we can all get out on the trails and to our favorite campsites! We held our trail planning


meeting on Feb. 10 at East of Chicago Restaurant in Wooster with 12 members in attendance. The icy weather kept many home. On Feb. 24 we held a potluck and get together just to catch up with all our horse loving friends and play some board games and cards. Are you beginning to get the picture that this chapter really likes to mix food with fellowship and business and horseback riding and well, anything we do! So give one of our members a call for the trail and camping schedule and come join us at a campout or day ride. If you camp with us you are guaranteed a great potluck dinner on Saturday night. In case you think all we do is have fun and eat, our members are also true to the OHC motto of ‘Horsemen helping Horsemen’. In early December Tom Bahl and Heather Kinney were riding at Mohican and when they got back to the trailers at the trail head on State Route 95, they saw two horses fully saddled and bridled grazing in the grass next to the parking lot. They caught the horses and tied them up to the other trailer that was there and called the Park Ranger. He confirmed that two ladies had been riding and were thrown when their horses spooked at a deer. Shortly afterwards two women walked in to the trail head and were sure surprised and happy to see their horses tied to the trailer. They had walked about five miles tracking them back to the trailer. This brings up a couple of safety points. Always keep the ranger and/or emergency telephone number in your phone for the park in which you are riding. (I can attest to this as my horse once spooked and ran off from the trail head at Brecksville!) Always keep your phone on your person and always have an ID tag on your horse’s bridle or halter with your cell phone number so if someone catches them they can call you to 1) make sure you are OK and 2) let you know that they have your horse. One that can be read from a distance is good in case they cannot catch your horse. Our club recently sold such neon tags and hopefully no one will ever need to be called. Thank you to the 13 club members who answered President Nancy Strayer’s last minute call to park cars for the Wooster Chamber Annual Dinner. The group that was supposed to do it backed out at the last minute.


Marge and Trudy, Holiday Bash Fun.

Kim Scarborough’s grandson, Jet.

Pam and Laura on Pete and Dolly. We like to think our professional parking skills demonstrated at the Wayne County Garden Club event each year made the Chamber President think of us and call. It was a last minute job but our members handled it well and were complimented by the Chamber President. It was a great unexpected money maker too! It is time to look over that tack and trailer to see what you ‘need’ to buy at the upcoming Equine Affaire. Missy Miller got a jump start on that by purchasing a new Tennessee walking horse named Blue. Her daughter Charlotte, our wonderful club secretary, also got a new Tennessee Walker gelding. It will be hard to keep up with these ladies on the trail this summer. Hopefully by the time this is in print, the weather will be consistently warm and we will all be starting to log trail miles. Happy trails to you all! ~Susan Baker April 2018





Member’s Rewards


Volunteers Pave the Way


Celebrate Ohio’s Trails: Maps to Guide Your Way


State Ride Calendar


Programs for Future Equestrians


Contact Information


Official Publication of Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. 2018

OHC Horse Power The Best is Yet to Come for Ohio Horseman’s Council I hope you enjoy our yearly newsletter because it is full of accomplishments by our members in 2017 and it reflects our plans for 2018! Our members continue to inspire me with their dedication and it’s easy to say, “The best is yet to come” for our organization.

A question I always hear is ‘why join OHC?’ I would answer that by saying a membership in OHC is: Unique because your dues support the largest all-volunteer equine organization in the state of Ohio, inclusive of all breeds of equine, ages of riders and disciplines of riding. Through our organized

HORSE POWER PUBLISHED YEARLY BY OHIO HORSEMAN’S COUNCIL, INC. The Council is a non-profit corporation, organized in the state of Ohio in 1972. OHC is a grass roots group of volunteers who partnered with Ohio land managers to establish bridle trails in the state. More than 40 years later, 1,650 miles of bridle trails exist in 108 Ohio locations, and growing. Since OHC’s quiet and humble beginnings, the organization now has more than 4,200 members in 69 Ohio counties. OHC is open to every breed of horse, discipline of riding and age of rider.


by Arden Sims

county chapter structure, we have in Ohio. Your membership has representation at local levels where access to “perks” similar to other chapter members horse clubs like are involved in liability insurance Your membership contributes their communities to the preservation of Ohio’s bridle and discounts to sponsor shows from national trails and a voice at state and and events to retailers, but the national levels supporting your promote equine biggest benefit right to equine ownership and ownership and recreational use of public lands. you receive for promote the pleasure your membership we all experience is continued by getting outdoors with our equine preservation of Ohio’s bridle trails friends. and a voice at state and national level supporting your right to equine Diverse because our ownership and recreational use of membership is diverse. public lands. Although a majority are trail riders, we have clinicians Horse Power is increased when and trainers, people who you partner OHC members with other may not own a horse and horse clubs and land managers to people who have an extra horse achieve goals of mutual interest. You someone can ride. Therefore, can expect your membership dues to the relationship with your equine and directly support Ohio’s bridle trails as your desires and dreams to own a well as other equine-related events to horse are ours, too. promote the benefits of ownership. We operate on membership dues and Trail Access to more than 1,650 there are no paid positions within miles of trails. Unlike neighboring OHC. states, Ohio does not charge a fee to ride a trail but you may have fees for Participate in any activities OHC overnight camping. Ohio’s trails are sponsors, or simply enjoy owning the result of hundreds of volunteers your horse and riding the trails. working with trail partners and land Whichever you chose, your small managers including Ohio Department investment will work for you and of Natural Resources, Muskingum your equine friend. Watershed Conservancy District, I hope I answered your question and US Forest Service, Metroparks, see you on the trails, National Parks and others to maintain Arden Sims, President and build upon the trail systems Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.

State Officers

Left to right: Arden Sims, President (Washington County); Jo Ellen Reikowski, Treasurer (Stark County); Eric Estill, Vice-President (Warren County); and Catherine Estill, Secretary (Warren County).

Member’s Rewards Membership Benefits From OHC Membership in the Ohio Horseman’s Council entitles you to benefits beyond the enjoyment of riding Ohio’s trails or the camaraderie of other equine enthusiasts. Discounts from national retailers, as well as OHC State and Chapter level businesses, are available to you, too. There are two levels of OHC membership: Basic and Plus.

OHC Basic: — All discounts from OHC national, local and state retailers.

OHC Plus: — All OHC Basic benefits AND access to competitively priced $1 million equine excess personal liability insurance from Equisure for individuals or families.

Visit to learn more about membership benefits which include discounts from American Horse Council partners such as Nationwide, John Deere, Red Brand and others. Further, OHC has a special relationship with Stagecoach West for discounts and Horsemen’s Corral to supply members with monthly information on local horse club activities in a six-state area.

Out of State Memberships If you don’t live in Ohio and you want to join OHC, you enjoy the same benefits of membership as Ohio residents. You can join a county chapter where you like to ride, or you can be an “At Large” member, no chapter affiliation.

The biggest benefit you receive in joining OHC is the continued preservation of trails throughout the state. Without OHC volunteers working with landowners and trail partners AND your membership, 1,650 miles of bridle trails would not exist. JOIN OHC now and enjoy your ride! To sign up, go to where you can join and make payment online, or print out an application form and send with your payment to the chapter treasurer listed on the form.

International Trails Symposium Showcases OHC Volunteers and Land Partners Dayton, Ohio was the venue for the 2017 International Trails Symposium where non-motorized trail advocates gathered together to learn the latest on trail design, restoration and building techniques. Trail enthusiasts, including horsemen, attended several days of educational seminars, keynote speaker presentations and exhibits at the Dayton Convention Center. Ohio Horseman’s Council sponsored an exhibit and presented a well-received educational seminar covering everything from the geology of trail building to developing plans between land managers and volunteers to pursue common goals. Above: Cindy Barnett, OHC SW Regional Rep discusses trails with an interested rider at the OHC exhibit.

Right: ODNR and OHC leadership pose for a picture at the OHC exhibit. From left to right: Michael Bailey, ODNR deputy chief; Arden Sims, OHC President; Don Wagner, OHC Trails Chair and SE Regional Rep; James Zehringer, ODNR Director. Bottom right: OHC and land manager leadership joined together to give symposium attendees a session about the history and success of Ohio’s bridle trail system. From left to right: Mike Gerard, OHC Director; Arden Sims, OHC President; Don Wagner, OHC Trails Chair; Dawn McCarthy, US Forest Service; Lt. Shannon Hoffer, ODNR; John Olivier, Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District; Penny Passalacqua, OHC Cuyahoga County Chapter President; Brian Zimmerman, CEO Cleveland Metroparks and Mary Alice Kuhn, OHC Director.


Volunteers Pave the Way for Ohio’s Bridle Trails Riders Will Enjoy Improvements to Ohio’s Trails and Campgrounds We hope everyone had a fantastic year riding Ohio’s trails and thanks to all OHC members that take time out of their busy lives and sacrifice riding time to do important work on our trails and horse camps. Don Wagner, Trails Chair for OHC says, “without you we would not have horse trails in Ohio. Thank you!” Here are some newsworthy stories about what OHC volunteers are doing “in their spare time”: Caesar Creek State Park

Warren County OHC, in cooperation with park management, and with chapter funds and grant money from the ODNR, has made extensive repairs and improvements to the 31 miles of bridle trails, the Horse Camp and Group Camp at Caesar Creek State Park. They replaced all overhead tie lines, installed a pressurized water system at both campgrounds, built a beautiful new shelter at the Group Camp, re-built the trail


surface and drainage on miles of trails, plus dozens of other smaller improvements. Jefferson Lake State Park

Jefferson and Carroll County OHC chapters have partnered up to rehabilitate the trails at Jefferson Lake that have suffered years of erosion. Drainage off of a few trails out of the new Horse Camp have helped, but assistance from ODNR and grant money from OHC, allows 2018 plans to attack six miles of muddy trails on the west side of the lake. Before


Report your work hours to your chapter.

Grant Money Benefits All Equestrians OHC Annual Monetary Grant Programs are “designed to give assistance for equine-related projects that build relationships and enhance the community.” A $5000 Matching Grant is distributed to one or more chapters and a $750 Regional Monetary Grant awarded to a county chapter within each of the five regions.


Jefferson Lake State Park NE region

Great Seal State Park A few miles of new trails are being established, including a switchback on Sugarloaf Mountain. There’s 17 miles of trails at Great Seal traversing

Caesar Creek State Park SW region

Great Seal State Park SW region

rolling hills and valleys and shallow water crossings. A Horse Camp with 15 sites for equestrians includes See Trails Improvement page 6


Members are encouraged to log their volunteer hours to be shared with land management agencies, as evidence of our dedication to the maintenance and improvement to Ohio’s bridle trails.

$750 Grants Sandusky County: Sandusky County Park for trail maintenance Cuyahoga County: Cleveland Metropark for parking lot and driveway Clark County: Buck Creek S.P. for parking lot and driveway Pike County: Pike Lake S.P. for trail maintenance Harrison County: Harrison State Forest for campground improvements $5000 Matching Grants Erie County: Edison Woods Preserve-$500 for trail maintenance Columbiana County: Beaver Creek S.P.-$1500 for tie lines and stone Monroe County: Wayne Nat’l. Forest, Plainview-$2000 for trails Carroll County: Jefferson Lake S.P.-$500 for tie lines and stone Fairfield County: Hocking State Forest-$500 for tie lines

Wayne County OHC Volunteer Receives “Gibby” Award

park management allowing him to spearhead efforts to improve and establish new trails, rerouting trails where erosion took place and improvements to the horseman’s campground. Tom says, “I am honored to receive this recognition, but I must say there are many volunteers from the Wayne County chapter of OHC who share this with me. Without their help our trails wouldn’t exist.”

Trail maps for Malabar and Mohican are highlighted in this newsletter on pages 7 and 8.

Tom Bahl, a long-time member of the Wayne County chapter of OHC, received the coveted “Gibby” award in 2017 for his countless hours and years of support in the maintenance and ongoing improvements to trails at the historic Malabar Farm State Park located in Lucas, OH and Mohican Memorial State Forest in Loudonville, OH.

He received his award before a large crowd of fellow OHC members, family members and representatives from the ODNR at a presentation ceremony held at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County. Tom took ownership and responsibility for maintaining the trails at Malabar and over the years developed a relationship with

Malabar Farm State Park

Hey Tom! You need a bigger chainsaw!

The “Gibby Award” named for Wilbur T. Gibson, was established to recognize OHC volunteers who have worked diligently to develop and maintain trails. Wilbur T. “Gibby” Gibson was the first recipient in 2001. In laying out the trails at Barkcamp, Gibby petitioned the Ohio State Legislature for support before creating and maintaining the trails on his own. Because of his work, ODNR has dedicated the horse camp at Barkcamp in his honor. He was honored at Harrison State Forest in Harrison County for the same efforts. Both places have trails named for him. Gibby passed in April 2008, but his legacy continues to inspire and 20 members have received this award.

25,000 Miles in the Saddle Recorded by Cuyahoga County Member Pictured below with her horse Lightning, Penny Passalacqua celebrated a milestone achievement—25,000 miles in the saddle on a journey where she documented her rides on a regular basis. Penny covers at least

1,000 miles per year and says, “it’s important for OHC members to log their hours of time in the saddle and the trails they ride so we can show our support of Ohio bridle trails.” Penny rides the last day of every year and the first day of every new year, for good luck!


OHC members are encouraged to log and report miles and saddle hours so information can be shared with private and public land managers. This documents our use of the trails and commitment to maintain, improve and expand trail systems and facilities in the state. OHC awards individual accomplishments in both trail miles and saddle hours. A variety of activities qualify, including trail riding, driving, showing and training. Report your miles and saddle hours to your chapter.


1,650 Miles of Trails Location of Chapters and Trails OHC volunteers work to maintain some 108 bridle trail locations throughout the state, representing more than 1,650 miles. The trails range from day-use of 2 miles in length, to trails up to 50 miles in length, with full service camping including electric, water, horse wash areas and restrooms, some with showers. Go to and select Trails from the menu bar to get details on each trail, including maps and descriptions. For those who are carriage drivers, some of the rails-totrails are ideal.

Ride the trails this year and so you don’t get lost, some popular trails in close proximity to each other are included on the next few pages. These maps and all maps for the Buckeye state are found at trails. Print them or save them to your mobile device. Enjoy the outdoors with your equine friends and celebrate the fun and enjoyment of riding Ohio’s trails.

Trails Improvement continued from page 4

potable water, high lines and restroom.

In addition to Great Seal, Don Wagner says continued improvements at Hocking at the state and group campgrounds will be enjoyed by riders. He says, “ten electric sites are available at the state campground including larger spots for rigs and new restrooms. Fairfield County OHC is installing new signage for the trails so riders can find their way to scenic locations as well as stay on marked trails.”


 1650 miles of trails maintained by volunteers from the Ohio Horseman’s Council.

 Trails in Ohio are FREE to ride,

unlike neighboring states who may charge per ride or a yearly fee.

 Your membership fee directly supports trails and Ohio’s equine industry.

Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—Malabar Farm State Park

GPS Address: 3050 Bromfield Road Lucas, OH 44845 More than 12 of miles at Malabar can be enjoyed by trail riders. Venture through farm and open forest settings with some shallow creek crossings. A horseman’s camp with asphalt surfaces, tie lines and non-potable water are available.

View from Mt. Jeez Overlook

Malabar Farm water trail

Tie up at the Malabar Farm Big House for lunch and learn the history of this historic site. Malabar, home to Louis Bromfield, American author and conservationist who gained international recognition, winning the Pulitzer Prize and pioneering innovative scientific farming concepts. This was Bromfield’s home from 1939 until his death in 1956. He was friends with some of the most celebrated personalities of his era, and Malabar Farm was the location for the wedding of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.


Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—Mohican Memorial State Forest

GPS Address: 977 SR-97, Loudonville, OH 44842 More than 50 miles of trails located in mixed hardwood and coniferous forests on the south side of the Mohican River. Trails are mostly narrow, primitive with dirt or stone footing. Moderate to steep hills with many water crossings.

Many places to water your equine.


Scenic, awesome trails!

Group camping with a permit that includes tie lines, pit toilets, water for horses, new pavilion, fire rings and room for 60+ rigs. Day use area located at entrance of group camping area.

Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—Pleasant Hill Lake Park

GPS Address: 3431 SR-95 Perrysville, OH More than 27 miles of bridle trails network around the campground and encircle the lake. Trails connect to Mohican via the orange trail and with Malabar Farm via the white trail. Trails are primitive and narrow with shallow water crossings. Scenic camping on the north shore of the lake allows for 38 sites with picnic tables, fire rings, shaded tie lines, potable water and restrooms.

Lake view from campsites.

Horses have shady places to rest.

Scenic trails can connect riders to more trails at nearby Malabar and Mohican.


Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—Alum Creek State Park—North


Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—Alum Creek State Park—South

Four distinct bridle trails provide nearly 50 miles of trails. Trails range from easy (flat or gently sloping) to more challenging (water crossings and steeper hills) and wind along the lakeshore and through mature beech-maple forests and across deep ravines. Wherever possible, platforms or bridges assist the rider to navigate across persistently boggy or muddy areas. Trail rest stops, complete with tie lines, feature beautiful views of the lake. The horseman’s campground is located at the west end of Howard Road and offers 30 primitive camping sites. A new pavilion, tie lines, water for horses, pit toilets and an RV dump station are available.

Lake view from Hunter’s Hollow trail. Maple Glen trail at Alum Creek.


Celebrate Ohio’s Trails—2018 State Trail Rides What is a State Trail Ride? State rides were started to show fellow equestrians the trails system in a particular area. Now the rides are a yearly activity organized and hosted by the local county chapter. Riders can ride in groups or ride alone. Expect plenty of food, equestrian camaraderie and entertainment. OHC non-members are encouraged to attend. Come for a day or camp the weekend. Visit to see a rolling calendar on the main page for all rides throughout the state, including regional rides, fundraisers and other OHC sanctioned events.

2018 State Trail Ride Calendar June 8, 9, 10 Caesar Creek State Park Hosted by Greene County OHC Contact: Herb Rider 937-372-9829 Mickie Newnam July 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3 Barkcamp State Park, Trail work days Hosted by State OHC Contact: Don Wagner 740-984-4145 Aug. 3, 4, 5 Barkcamp State Park Gibby Memorial Ride Reservations required Hosted by State OHC Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 Reservations: Charlene Santee 740-323-1433

Sept 28, 29,30 Van Buren State Park Reservations required Hosted by NW Region OHC Contact: Jackie Romaker 419-575-3623 Oct. 5, 6, 7 Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation Reservations required Hosted by Cuyahoga County OHC Contacts: Penny Passalacqua 440-248-9156, or Ken Skoczen 216-225-0223 Oct. 12, 13, 14 Hueston Woods State Park Hosted by Preble County OHC Contact: Donn Buckingham 937-417-4358

Aug. 17, 18, 19 Cuyahoga Valley N. P. Reservations required Hosted by Medina County OHC Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 or Molly Eastwood 330-666-1095 State Trail Ride & End-toEnd Emerald Necklace

State Trail Ride— Caesar Creek State Park

Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2, 3 Scioto Trail State Forest Hosted by Fairfield County OHC Contact: Anita Hoon 614-837-3109 Sept. 14, 15, 16 Mohican State Forest “Chili Cook-Off” Reservations required Hosted by Ashland County OHC Contact: Mike Gerard 330-262-4537

State Trail Ride— Hueston Woods State Park

State Trail Ride— Oak Openings

Sept. 21, 22, 23 East Fork State Park (camping in special events area) Hosted by Clermont County OHC Contact: Don Tindle 513-617-5002

State Trail Ride— Scioto Trail State Forest


State Trail Ride—Mohican Memorial State Forest

2018 Youth Program Events OHC Youth Program Prepares Future Equestrians CAMP WITH OHCYP. It doesn’t matter if you ride or show, or if you’ve never been in the saddle, there’s an OHC youth activity for all future equestrians.

OHCYP prepares future equestrians with adventures in trail riding at 3-day and week long horse camps hosted by OHC. Each camper is assigned a horse that becomes their responsibility and you learn to care for it, groom and feed, and ride. If you have your own horse, you can bring it to camp, too.

Above OHC youth members pose for a picture and left, their horses get a chance to rest and enjoy a drink.

WEEK LONG CAMPING. June 1015: 2018 will be the first year for a week’s worth of camping, riding, rafting, and more! Sign up soon because all our horse camp trips fill up fast!

GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN WEEKEND. July 13-15: This is a camp offered for girls only. So, mom, aunt or grandma can join the OHC youth member and get in on the fun!

ALL AGES WEEKEND “Beginners to Intermediate”. August 3-5: OHCYP focuses on horseback riding as well as other fun activities for beginner to intermediate riders. Check out the OHC Youth Program Facebook page to join the fun!

Above left, OHC youth members and right, the award for completing equine first aid training at OHCYP.

The OHCYP encourages young equestrians to volunteer with OHC at horse events and other OHC–sponsored activities. SHARE accomplishments and adventures. PARTICIPATE in shows, regional events, horse camp. LEARN about the Ohio equine industry and issues affecting all horse owners. FIND how these issues affect you as a future leader. DISCUSS these issues with other horse lovers your age throughout the state. Follow OHCYP on Facebook.

2018 OHCYP Schedule [ June 10-15 for ages 13-17 “advanced seniors” [ July 13-15 “girls wanna have fun” [ August 3-5 “beginners to intermediate” (all ages)

OHCYP members who were recipients of the OHCYP scholarships are shown in the picture above. From left to right, Jackie Romaker, OHC Youth Chair; Kyle Ferris OHCYP member, recipient of a $200 award; Deborah Fetherolf OHCYP member, recipient of a $500 reward and two representatives from Camp Mohaven. Information about 2018 contest at OHCYP Facebook.


County Chapter Leadership Contacts The Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. is governed by state leadership and at local levels by county chapter officers. Each chapter follows the bylaws of the OHC and all positions in OHC are volunteer. Contact the chapter president to ask about membership in your county chapter or any of the state leaders on the next page if you are interested in getting involved in OHC.

Members & their Chapters Most chapters have meetings throughout the year with speakers, tours, potluck and a variety of activities to make for fun and education.

CPR Training

Christmas Party

Vet hospital tour


County Allen Ashland Ashtabula Athens Belmont Butler Carroll Champaign Clark Clermont Clinton Columbiana Coshocton Crawford Cuyahoga Defiance Delaware Erie Fairfield Franklin Fulton Gallia Geauga Geauga Greene Guernsey Hamilton Hancock Harrison Hocking Holmes Jackson Jefferson Knox Lake Lawrence Licking Logan Lorain Madison Medina Medina Meigs Miami Monroe Montgomery Morgan Morrow Muskingum Noble Perry Pike Portage Preble Ross Sandusky Scioto Stark Stark Summit Trumbull Tuscarawas Union Warren Washington Wayne Wood

Name Wayne Baker Earl Gress Kathy Braden Bonnie Lackey James Bolon Kimm Nicolay Ronald Wilson II Linda Imke Todd McDowell Donald Tindle Susan Lamb Howard Milhoan Mary Bissonnette Heather Auck Penny Passalacqua Linda Mabis Dan Chambers Colleen Shupe Anita Hoon Angela Logan Cheryl Zielinski Eddie (Franklin) Wolfe Cecilia Hanish Sue Mulhall Herb Rider Don McIntyre Ann Frederick Joan Miller Dorothy Glover John Sharp Ricky Mast Margo Mapes Ron Waggoner Terry Baker Michelle Sheliga Jim Crowe Charlene Santee Becky Porter Jim Wallace Jeffrey Fultz Dianna Weaver Mike Andrea Paul McDaniel Jr Mick Retman Rick Magyar Taronna Hinkle Vicki Wagner Karen Sue Sharp Randy Nolan Lynn Werry Roxanne Drake Rick Keller Shannon Bard Donn Buckingham Phillip Himelrick Hope Sheidler Georgetta Rice Barb Daymut Ida Noel Roxanne Owens David Gibbs Wesley Hayes James Strayton Paul Ayres Brent DeWees Nancy Strayer Barb Oberhaus

Phone 419-235-1686 330-317-0814 440-858-5151 740-662-4564 740-391-3396 513-738-9000 330-238-0753 937-638-8518 937-207-7698 513-617-5002 513-313-0895 330-692-5653 740-202-2459 740-360-2403 440-248-0156 419-506-1991 614-668-9313 419-706-0476 614-837-3109 614-252-2535 419-270-8916 740-416-3531 440-635-0475 440-286-6023 937-372-9829 740-638-3010 513-353-4744 419-308-4149 740-391-2675 740-385-3282 330-473-7977 740-710-6764 740-543-3120 740-427-3085 440-635-0596 740-886-5829 740-323-1443 937-597-3708 330-635-0167 614-314-4109 440-623-8066 330-592-5953 740-742-2320 937-608-8368 740-934-2239 513-907-0329 740-984-4145 419-768-4416 740-828-3491 740-581-2166 740-334-8429 740-835-1945 330-860-0318 937-417-4358 740-637-0954 419-355-9746 740-820-2342 330-899-0851 330-833-8791 330-608-2817 330-240-0821 330-260-0571 937-246-7385 916-212-0053 304-377-1493 614-581-4492 419-457-6935


State Leadership Contacts Position



Members & their Equines


Arden Sims


Eric Estill


Jo Ellen Reikowski

Recording Secretary

Catherine Estill

Past President

Thomas Green

NW Regional Representative

Jackie Romaker

NE Regional Representative

Jim Wallace

CEN Regional Representative

Ann Beathard

SW Regional Representative

Cindy Barnett

SE Regional Representative

Don Wagner


Mary Alice Kuhn


Larry Matthews


Mike Gerard

Northwest Regional Mentor

Joan Miller

Northeast Regional Mentor

Penny Passalacqua

Central Regional Mentor

Terry Baker

Southwest Regional Mentor

John Rowland

Southeast Regional Mentor


OHC represents all breed of equine, age of rider and discipline of riding. Photos below show members with their equine friends in parades, working, competing and having fun learning!


Jo Ellen Reikowski

Bylaws Committee

Eric Estill

Communications & Newsletter Committee Theresa Burke

Corral Liaison

Becky Clifton

Equine Affaire Committee

Ann Beathard

Equine Affaire Committee

Brian Roudabush

Finance Committee

Ann Beathard

Grievance Committee

Shannon Brad

Groom & Clean Committee

Sheila Bushong


Historical Committee

Laura Wallace

Insurance Committee

Jackie Romaker

Legal Affairs Committee

Thomas Green

Legislative Committee

Reuss Griffiths

Legislative Committee

Mike Gerard

Membership & At-Large Committee

Del Stanback

Merit Awards Committee

Rick Patterson

Nominating Committee

William (Bill) Craft

Promotions & Merchandise Committee

Mary Alice Kuhn

State Trail Rides Committee

Jack Weese

State Trail Rides Coordinator

Cindy Barnett

Trail Advocacy Committee

Mike Gerard

Trail Committee

Don Wagner

Trail Mileage & Saddle Hour Program Committee

Anne Lindimore

Trail Work Hours Committee

Vicki Wagner

Website Committee

Donn Buckingham

Website Social Media Contact

Brian Roudabush

Youth Committee

Jackie Romaker


To learn more about OHC, visit us at any chapter meeting or event. You can find a current calendar of state and county activities at ® Registered trademark of Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. © 2018 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.