Horsemen's Corral April 2019 with OHC HorsePower Newsletter

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The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs: Adams County Horseman’s Association National Pole Bending Association Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Northern Ohio Dressage Association Avon Lake Saddle Club Northern Kentucky Horse Network Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Black Swamp Driving Club Ohio Appaloosa Association Buckeye Horse Park Classical Attraction Dressage Society O.H.I.O. EXCA Central Ohio Saddle Club Association Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Central Ohio Wagoneers Ohio Gaited Horse Riding Club Colorado Ranger Horse Association Ohio Haflinger Association District One National Show Horse Ohio Horseman’s Council Dusty Boots Riding Club Ohio Morgan Horse Association Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Ohio Paint Horse Club Training Association, Inc. Ohio Quarter Horse Association Geauga Horse & Pony Association Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Ohio Ranch Horse Association Ohio State Buckskin Association Indiana Horse Council Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. Indiana Mounted Regulators Knox County Horse Park Ottawa County Horse Foundation Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Tri-County Trail Association Massillon Saddle Club Tri-State Rodeo Association Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. Wayne County Saddle Club Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Mid Ohio Dressage Association Western Reserve Carriage Association Mid-Ohio Marauders

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: .......... Eleanor Blazer, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Bobbie Coalter, ......... Debbie Disbrow, Robert Eversole, Kristen Janicki, Terry Myers, ...................... Lynn Palm, Wendy Shaffer, Sarah Vas, Jennifer Woodruff Guests:.........................................Jadine Bruner, Abby Keegan, Lisa Kiley


NUMBER 5 ............................................................................................. MAY 2019 MAY 2019 DEADLINE .............................................................. APRIL 10, 2019

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 Corral Calendar .............................................................................80 The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch ................................................86 The Dangers of Improper Horse Fencing ......................................48 Explore the World of Horses at Equine Affaire ..............................10 Extruded Feeds For Horses ..........................................................46 If You Dream It, You Can Do It.......................................................42 Improving Your Horse’s Topline—Why Exercise Alone Isn’t the Answer ..........................................................................16 My Horse Anatomy ........................................................................50 Notes from Inside The Corral ..........................................................6 Palm Partnership Training .............................................................54 Ride In Sync ..................................................................................12 Round Pens and Relationship Building .........................................26 SHOWBILLS..................................................................................55 TrailMeister ....................................................................................44 View From the Cheap Seats..........................................................84 The Way of Horses ........................................................................30 Club News Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club ...............................................38 Black Swamp Driving Club ............................................................85 Central Ohio Saddle Club Association...........................................16 Central Ohio Wagoneers ...............................................................36 Classical Attraction Dressage Society ...........................................34 Colorado Ranger Horse Association .............................................28 Dusty Boots Riding Club................................................................15 Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc. .....102 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ............................................40 Great Lakes Appaloosa Club .........................................................83 Knox County Horse Park ...............................................................45 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ........................................................20 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ..........................................14 Mid-Eastern Farriers Association...................................................36 Mid Ohio Marauders ......................................................................20 Northern Kentucky Horse Network ................................................22 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ............................................40 Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club .............................................49 O.H.I.O. EXCA...............................................................................18 Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders ........................................................14 Ohio Haflinger Association ............................................................18 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. ......................................................90 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ....................................................24 Ohio Paint Horse Club ...................................................................78 Ohio Quarter Horse Association ....................................................28 Ohio Ranch Horse Association ......................................................10 Ohio Western Horse Association .....................................................8 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ....................................................87 Tri-County Trail Association ...........................................................88 Wayne County Saddle Club ..........................................................87 Western Reserve Carriage Association .......................................102 ABOUT THE COVER: Taylor Lawrence from Kalamazoo, Mich., riding HRA FES FAD PORTIA in Hunter Hack. “Portia” is an Arab/Friesian Cross. Photo by Jadine Bruner, Eye Of The Horse Photography LLC.


April 2019

April 2019



Notes From Inside The Corral


s it possible when William Shakespeare wrote “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything”, he was watching horses in their pastures? It is believed he worked as a horse attendant for one of London’s theatres when he arrived there in the late 1580’s and many historians agree the horse was likely his favorite animal. This is evident by the great care he took in naming the horses in his plays and in the many characters who showed strong sentiment for their equine partners. In his historical play, Richard III, he wrote “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” OK, some of you may find that first paragraph a little strange but please understand that I minored in English in college and had to read some of Shakespeare’s 37 plays. This may be the first time I’ve actually quoted any of them though! The point I should have made several lines ago is that the ‘spirit of youth’ is definitely in my horses as we head into April. Although they were turned out most days in the winter, those days were shorter and they spent more time in the barn. Now that they are spending most of their time out, they have lost the caution of winter footing and are not deterred by the mud. They race through the pasture like a toddler heading for the playground, turn like they are in a baby walker and kick up like they are in one of those doorway jumpers. Perhaps my own ‘spirit of youth’ is the fact that I really can’t wait to get out and ride them. April is, of course, the month of the Ohio Equine Affaire. Coming off of a very successful Michigan Horse Expo, we can only hope the momentum continues and sets the stage for a prosperous year for the many businesses, clubs and shows connected to the equine industry. If you are attending the Equine Affaire, please be sure

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to stop by the Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC) booth and consider joining. OHC is a non-profit corporation organized in the state of Ohio to provide a vehicle for equine owners and supporters to share ideas and suggestions for all horse related issues, through education, organized trail rides, and other social and service functions. They provide resources to promote the building and maintenance of bridle trails throughout the state of Ohio and provide financial resources and volunteer services to fellow organizations that support equine related activities. OHC will be distributing copies of the Horsemen’s Corral along with their annual newsletter entitled Horsepower. We will only be able to attend Equine Affaire on Thursday this year because Joe is announcing another event out of state before heading on to the Cowboy Mounted Shooting National Championship. We will however, be heading to the Hoosier Horse Fair in Indiana the first week in May to support them in their new location and timing of this Horse Council event. Joe will be the featured announcer and the scheduled line up looks like it is going to be a fun event. To those folks in the western part of our readership, please plan on joining us at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Ind., for this worthy expo. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back the many equine organizations that make the Horsemen’s Corral their official publication. I’d also like to welcome in a few new ones like O.H.I.O. EXCA, the National Pole Bending Association and The Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. The Corral Club program is an important part of who we are. Corral clubs have the opportunity to submit monthly articles to inform those outside of their organization of events, gatherings and the fun they are having. Corral clubs also receive special pricing on subscriptions and advertising along with our other features: digital hotlinks, social media sharing and website presence. Corral club memberships typically run from April through March because many organizations do not receive their memberships until that first show but we have a few clubs who work off the calendar year. The bottom line is the program is flexible and may be adapted to meet your needs. If your organization is not currently part of the Corral Club program, you should contact us immediately to discuss how the Corral can benefit you. I hope the ‘spirit of youth’ inspires you to get on your horse, attend a show or hit the trail; but many of us need to be careful the spirit doesn’t write a check your body can’t cash!

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April 2019



Ohio Western Horse Association

Sponsors Needed for our Shows PRESIDENT, Greg Leidel VICE PRESIDENTS, Megan Gossard & Krista Beck; SECRETARY, Bev McDanile; TREASURER, Sue Reeder WEBSITE,

by Andy Farley Ole’ Man winter couldn’t keep us away! The Ohio Western Horse Association’s annual banquet took place at the Moose Lodge in Kenton, Ohio, on a snowy Sunday afternoon in February. This date was already a replacement for our original January date that was cancelled due to snow. The afternoon started with the Youth Club meeting. Then, the annual membership meeting took place (election results for both are listed later). A lengthy discussion was used for the explanation of the new use of $1 fee on each class entry to benefit the club and to eliminate the OWHA sanction fee charged, in advance, to the show operator.

The intention is to build a larger bank of funds to use for year-end awards. Good dialogue is needed at every meeting, not just the annual meeting. All members are encouraged to attend the regular monthly meetings. At the completion of the annual meeting, we enjoyed a hearty supper furnished by the Moose Lodge kitchen. The Mac ‘n Cheese was a hit! Once the meal was over, there were plenty of year-end awards to hand out. This year the Hipoint Pleasure Champion was Kim Bonnette. She, and her horse Magic, had a ‘magical’ year. The Reserve Champion was awarded to Isabella and Victoria Stang. For the contesting division, Hipoint Champion went to Nathan Parker and reserve champion was awarded to ‘everyone’s favorite horse princess, Karlee Hooker… she will be missed. There were plenty of awards to distribute. There were a lot of great auction items that went for bargain prices after the awards were handed out. The annual ‘race to buy’ those Chocolate Buckeyes and

the Pecan Tarts was in full force again this year. The breeding to Dynamotor was auctioned and the funds were used to support the family of Karlee Hooker for her medical expenses. A huge thanks goes to all those that bid and to member Amy Joseph, for being our auctioneer. Make sure you sign up for your own membership in time to be able to take part in this fun and rewarding event next year. There is room for everyone. I am often questioned from my non-horse friends about whether I dread going out in the cold to care for my horses. While I certainly enjoy barn chores much more in a T-shirt and ball cap, there is something satisfying about being bundled up in your insulated coveralls and 80g insulated gloves to care for your animals. Sometimes it even seems like mine enjoy seeing me more when they know a big bundle of hay is coming to heat up their bellies and carrots to give them something fresh to munch on—maybe not, because my barn animals like treats anytime! My point is that we

probably all find a little ‘therapy’ in being out in the elements and conquering our chores on a daily basis. It certainly results in a feeling of kinship between all my horsey brothers and sisters. Keep at it. Spring it just around the corner. Sponsors are needed for our shows! Each year we find sponsors for our added money classes at our shows. It takes a bunch! Please participate in finding sponsors while you are out-and-about for your horse activities (filling up your truck and cooler, buying your hay, seeing your vet, tailoring show clothes, etc.) Ask those businesses to become sponsors. Any amount is appreciated. Even $50 is a good amount for creating a nice payback. The larger our show payouts become, the word will get out and more entries will participate. Remember to thank our sponsors when you see them and tell your friends that these businesses and people are generous and supportive. We need them again this year.

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Ohio Ranch Horse Association

Added Classes for Reiners Check Out Our Showbill PRESIDENT, Amy Roberts; VICE PRESIDENT, Simone Marshall; TREASURER, Teri Zachariah. PHONE, 740/819-8446; EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Simone Marshall Thank you for choosing ORHA as your premier venue for Ohio ranch horse shows! We thoroughly enjoyed our first season in Ohio and we are

looking forward to presenting you with some outstanding new events and added classes for 2019! As always, our youth riders are a primary focus. This summer, we will have a special event for our Youth Ranch Horse competitors! For our Reiners out there, we have added classes on Saturday afternoon. To top it off, all season we will be running a Top Ranch Hand Challenge with an award lineup that is bar none! Please follow us on Facebook and our website for all the details! We look forward to seeing you all in April! Ride Hard, Ride Safe!

Explore the World of Horses at Equine Affaire Horse lovers, rejoice! Whether you’ve never set foot in a stable or you’ve been riding your whole life, Equine Affaire in Ohio invites you to join its annual celebration of all things equine. Bring the whole family to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, on April 1114, and enjoy North America’s premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering. From cowboys to trick riders to show jumpers and more, Equine Affaire showcases the diversity of the horse world. Spend your day exploring hands-on educational exhibits, learning from some of the world’s best horsemen and horsewomen, and meeting horses and equestrians from all over the world. Marvel at the extraordinary trust displayed between horse and rider during the Versatile Horse and Rider Competition on Friday. Cheer on your favorite youth riders as they compete in reining and horsemanship at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s Western Semifinals on Saturday and Sunday. In between clinics, competitions, and exhibits, shop for your perfect souvenir at North America’s largest horse-related trade show. And if you’ve never ridden before, it’s your turn in the saddle with the American Horse Council’s Time to Ride program, which provides new riders with their first introduction into the wonderful world of horseback riding. These are just a few of the exciting activities you can expect to enjoy at Equine Affaire in Columbus. 10


General admission tickets for Equine Affaire are $15/day per adult and $8/day per child, ages 7-10. Admission is free for children ages 6 and under. Four-day adult passes are also available for $50. Buy your tickets today on equineaffaire. com or by calling the Equine Affaire office, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, at 740/845-0085. When you purchase your general admission tickets, don’t forget to purchase separate tickets for Fantasia, Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse. Fantasia performances will take place in the coliseum at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11; Friday, April 12; and Saturday, April 13 evenings. Featuring jawdropping equestrian performances from Guy McLean, the Haflinger Marathon Drill Team, Luke Gingerich, Shawn Drentwett, Trixie Chicks Trick Riders, Sylvia Zerbini, and more, Fantasia offers a special glimpse into the beauty and wonder of the horse-and-rider relationship, all choreographed to music. Ticket prices range from $14 to $25. Ready to plan your trip to Equine Affaire? Host hotels, event schedules, and other information can be found online at Hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. The Ohio Expo Center charges $7 per entry or $20 per four-day parking pass. For additional event details, bookmark April 2019

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Ride In Sync

Ask Yourself “Why” by Terry Myers


n teaching horsemanship methods, I am big into the “whys”. What I mean by that is…when working with a horse you should understand why horsemanship methods work. If you understand why, you will have a better concept of what you are seeking and how the horse perceives your actions. Riding is an action/reaction or “if this, then that”. I was never good at physics, but I do know that Newton’s third law is: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” If we apply this thinking to horses, we should constantly be asking ourselves…what am I doing that is causing my horse to react or move the way that they do. And, more importantly, what actions can I change to get a different reaction. For anyone who has been to my clinics, you know that I am constantly asking my riders…what do you feel…and…why. The reason I ask “what do you feel” is that I am trying to get people to feel the rhythm of their horses’ feet. The rhythm of feet changes before anything else changes. A good cadence or rhythm is what makes a horse balanced. The reason I ask the riders “why” is I want them to develop an understanding of the horsemanship methods and reasons horses react as they do. Here are four things you can change and “why”: 1) Pulling on the inside rein: If you think about dressage, there are three names for your inside rein. They are direct, leading and softening. If you look up those three terms in the dictionary, you will not find the word ‘pull’ in the definitions. But everyone, when working their horse, pulls the horse around the corners and circles. For example, if I am riding in a circle to the left (counter clock wise) and I pull on the left rein to get around my circle, I actually disengage their hip on the right side. This causes the horse to drop their inside

shoulder and swing out their hip, which then causes the horse to lose their drive from behind. (Remember action/reaction.) Horses are like rear engine cars, they must be able to drive from behind and propel themselves, rather than pull themselves. The solution in a nutshell: soften the inside rein, support with the outside rein and push your horse around the bend with your outside leg (getting a bend with your inside leg if necessary). I know some of the western riders think Terry Myers this does not apply to them since they ride with one hand. But it does! If you teach your horse to ride off your legs like this, you can get to the point where you barely touch the reins. 2) Pulling on both reins: Any time you pull on both reins at the same time, your horse will brace against the pressure and pull back. This makes the horse stiffen their head and neck, lift their head, hollow out their back and lose drive from behind. Instead, alternated the pressure in your hands in a give and take motion (wiggle fingers and/or wrists) which gives your horse nothing to brace against. Remember it takes two to pull. 3) Ride by opening/closing doors: A horse always looks for the way out or an escape from pressure. Use your hands and legs like doors that you open and close. For example: say you want to turn to the right. Open your right rein out a little (but don’t pull). Close your left rein to their neck. Take your right leg off your horse and drive with your left leg. You opened the door by opening your right rein and leg. You closed the door with your left rein and pushed the horse to the right with your left leg. The horse chooses the path of least resistance and goes to the right. Voila! 4) Rider body position: The correct basic body position is the alignment of the rider’s ear, shoulder, hip and the back of the heel. The reason we want this position is that it creates a balanced body position. The same position is true in other sports; basketball, volleyball. The leg/toes should be slightly turned out, so the rider can wrap their legs around the horse (not pinching in the knee). Elbow should not be clamped to the sides, but out and creating a relaxed arm. As the horse moves, the rider’s movement should move with the horse from the hips down, creating a relaxed abdomen. This body position is a balanced and relaxed position, allowing the rider to move with the horse. If the rider is not balanced and relaxed, there is no way the horse can be balanced and relaxed. Let’s review. When you pull on the inside rein, you dump your horse on their inside shoulder and cause them to swing their hip out. When you pull on both reins, you cause the horse to brace and get heavy on the forehand. When you ride with your whole body, opening and closing ‘doors’, you always give your horse a place to go. When you ride with proper body position, you stop being a barrier for your horse’s correct movement. Finally, when you get into the habit of asking yourself “why,” you will inevitably realize that the answer lies in your horse’s reaction. Remember, action/reaction. One final thing to remember…horses don’t make mistakes, people do. Questions about this or any of our articles can be emailed to us at Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 45 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’ Ride-In-Sync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www. or on Facebook.



April 2019

April 2019



Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Spring Has Arrived, Time for the May Blossom Ride 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 Annual Banquet was held March 23 at the Doherty Hotel in Clare, Mich. A great time was had by all. We started by spending Saturday afternoon gathering in the pool atrium to visit with friends, talking about the fun on last year’s rides and making plans for the 2019 ride season. The evening started with a delicious buffet meal followed by our annual general membership meeting. Five Board of Director members were elected to serve three year terms and a sixth was elected to fill the seat vacated by Terry Meier. MTRA would like to thank Al Davis, Bob Thornton and Terry Meier for their many years of service to the association. We ended the evening by listening and dancing to the music of McCarn Entertainment.

Spring has arrived and it is time to start getting ready for the May Blossom Ride. All five days (May 16–May 20) will be at the Luzerne Trail Camp. Ride registration deadline is May 3 so get your paperwork and ride fee ($12 per night) into the MTRA office. You can print a registration form from our website,, or register and pay with PayPal 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 $14 per night. Your 2019 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

Just four more miles. 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 a day off. This would be a good time to visit Coopersville, an old western town near Lewiston. Bring your friends and family for a great relaxing vacation with your horse. May 30 starts the MTRA 1st 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 1st June riders get up in the morning,

Trail at Lake Huron, Oscoda Michigan. 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 email at Think spring and Happy Trails!

Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders

2019 Trail Riding Adventures — Let’s Roll

by Richard Anderson

We’re back in the saddle and ready to roll out our riding schedule for the coming year. After a four month absence from the trail riding scene, we are ready to head into the outback of the Midwest for more trail riding adventures. During the past four months, we have spent over two months in Florida hiding from the inclement weather back home. We have covered over 3,500 miles visiting Tampa, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Marco Island, Key Largo and Sarasota; stopping each time for 7-16 days. The weather was beautiful the whole time making it hard to leave. In the meantime, my wife Linnie lost her beloved horse Rocky, at age 20, at the OSU Vet Hospital last fall. The Horsemen’s Corral was kind enough to print an article of his passing entitled ‘The Last Ride’, which was very thoughtful of them and served as a fitting tribute to his memory. But we have managed to find a replacement horse named Rocky III, who is also a Rocky Mountain horse, and, while we have not yet had him on the trail, he looks to 14

Tim and Jody Scarbrough in search of elk in 6 foot high prairie grass in the Allegheny National Forest. be a suitable mount for her. We have put together our tentative trail riding schedule, which is shown below, and is very much subject to change, but we hope to hit most of our favorite destinations this year. This year we will be visiting Hayes Canyon Horse Camp in the Shawnee National Forest of Illinois (our first time staying at this horse camp), then traveling back again to one of our favorite rides, the Midwest Trail Ride outside Norman, Ind., in the Hoosier National Forest. Following a visit to Deep Creek in the Smokey Mountains near Bryson City, N.C., always a great trail ride, we will be heading to Hang Em High horse camp outside

London, Ky., to ride with Tom Seay, who heads up the weekly RFD-TV Show ‘Ride America by Horseback. Marienville Horse Camp and Big Elk Lick will be two of our Pennsylvania rides, while Harrison Crawford will be another ride in the Hoosier National Forest, followed by another visit to Mammoth Cave Horse camp near Mammoth Cave, Tenn., to wrap up the trail riding season. Not too much to report in the way of news until after we have hit the trail and have some trail miles under our belt. But if this year is anything like last year, it should be another smasher. As in the past, you are welcome to join us, and we do not require a gaited horse to ride with us. Call 614/436-9002 for more information and to join us for another great year of trail riding adventures.

APRIL 27-MAY 4: Hayes Canyon (Shawnee National Forest), Equality, IL MAY 4-11: Midwest Trail Ride (Hoosier National Forest), Norman, IN JUNE 1-8: Deep Creek Horse


Four of the Masters of the Rocky Fork Fox Hunt Club with their hounds at the annual blessing of the hounds. Camp) (Smokey Mountains), Bryson City, NC JUNE 15-23: Hang Em High Horse Camp, London, KY AUG. 30-SEPT. 6: Marienville Horse Camp (Allegheny Mountains), Marienville, PA SEPT. 6-14: Big Elk Lick (Thunder Mountains), Benezette, PA SEPT. 28-OCT. 5: Harrison Crawford (Hoosier National Forest), Corydon, IN OCT. 7-14: Mammoth Cave Horse Camp, Mammoth Cave, TN *This schedule is tentative and is subject to change during the year. April 2019

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Team Tournament, Slot Classes and Ride For The Cure PRESIDENT, Billy Jo Brown; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Jason Brown; TREASURER, Donna Rohrer; SECRETARY, Tonya Wilson; EMAIL, WEBSITE, www.

by Tonya Wilson Dusty Boots Riding Club members and exhibitors have a lot to look forward to in the upcoming show season. Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar: May 1719 (Harlansburg), June 8-9 (Jefferson), July 4 (Jefferson), Aug. 2-4 (Harlansburg), Aug. 25 (Blue Lakes), and Sept. 8 (Jefferson). Some special events for this season include: Team Tournament, Slot Classes, Versatility and Ride for the Cure! Team Tournament: This competition is a fun way to meet new people! This year all Dusty Boots sanctioned horse show points will count for this competition. Teams are made up of three team members and each competitor’s top four classes will

count in point tabulation. Each person can compete on multiple teams. Prizes for the top teams will be presented at the 2020 annual awards banquet. Slot Classes: Back again after a successful first year! Hunter under saddle and western pleasure slot classes will be offered for a $100 entry fee. Sign up anytime through the show season but you must compete two times in order to successfully complete the competition. The slot classes will be available at the June 9, July 4 and Sept. 8 shows. The winners will be announced at the 2020 annual awards banquet. Versatility: New in 2019 will be an Open Versatility offered in the evening of the June 8 show. There will be a special guest judge and the riders will compete in showmanship, hunter under saddle, western pleasure and catalog race. Ride for the Cure: Competitors compete in a pleasure class, both English and western disciplines are welcomed. Each rider chooses a ‘cause’ to represent. The riders can ride in memory of or in honor of a specific person

if they wish. The money earned is donated to the cause that the winning rider has chosen. In 2018 two saddles were awarded and $1073 was donated to cancer research on behalf of Pat Obrien. Our website and Facebook page will have specifics on these special events as show season approaches. In addition to the special events, our organization offers a Youth Team and a Royalty Competition. The next youth team meeting will be held at Rome Ranch on April 26. There will be a showmanship clinic offered, free of cost, for all interested youth members including clipping, grooming, and proper attire. The Royalty competition has junior and senior components of the competition. The categories include horsemanship, attendance and involvement, an interview, and a test. The winners are crowned at the annual awards banquet. We are hoping all of our 2018 sponsors will decide to repeat their support in 2019. Our poll showed that 80 percent of competitors were attracted to our shows last year due to the prizes; the awesome prizes were made

possible due to the generous support from our sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2019 show season, check our webpage for the sponsor form! We are thankful for all the people who make our shows successful! From the office workers to the ring crew, our generous sponsors, and all the individuals who choose to compete at Dusty Boots shows. Without you, this year would not have been a success! We would like to extend a special thank you to both Big D’s and Schneider’s Saddlery for their continued support of our organization. Are you interested in joining Dusty Boots Riding Club? Are you a current member looking to get more involved? We welcome everyone to our meetings! Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus (A-Tech) in the B Building. 1565 State Route 307, Jefferson, Ohio. Check out our Facebook page or our website at www.

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Improving Your Horse’s Topline — Why Exercise Alone Isn’t the Answer by Abby Keegan, M.S., PAS


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maximize the effects of training and allow the horse to look and feel its best. Certain exercises are thought to improve topline include hill work, backing exercises, and those that encourage the horse to collect and arc the body. These exercises can help condition muscles, but only if the diet is supporting the muscles through proper nutrition. Before you put your horse into a conditioning program, be sure that your diet is in balance. Visit with your veterinarian and equine nutrition consultant to develop the best diet to maximize your horse’s potential and you’ll be much happier with the results. Abby Keegan, M.S., PAS is an Equine Nutritionist with Cargill Feed and Nutrition. Abby enjoys connecting research and development with real-world application, helping Cargill create new products,

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by Mandy Dacek As I write this, we are finalizing the details for our Annual COSCA banquet. Karen Kline was the banquet chairperson for 20 years, and she has left some big shoes to fill, let me tell you! Rachel Zielinski, Jennifer Coduto, Deb Kitzmiller and Mandy Dacek took on the planning of the banquet and they have planned a fun evening. Look for pictures from the banquet here in the Corral as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 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 2018, 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. You may also contact Marge Conner for additional information. While we seem to be in an endless winter, the days are getting longer and that means show season is on its way! You can find the 2019 COSCA Benefit showbill in this issue of the Corral. We have new dates this year: June 1 and 2! We have lots of great ideas for this show season so please be sure to get your membership in and don’t forget to sign your horse up for points! We have shone our spotlight on many of our 2018 high point champions, why shouldn’t that be you and your horse featured? Come and show with us! Be sure to check out our website and Facebook page for updates and showbills! See you soon at the shows!


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Ohio Haflinger Association

Fun Days is Coming Back in 2019 PRESIDENT, Tara Williamson VICE PRESIDENT, Stan Norris TREASURER, Duane Stutzman SECRETARY, Judy Winkler EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Mae Yoder Hey everyone! Wow, as I’m writing this article (yes, on the day of the deadline) the sun is shining and temperatures are in the upper30s! That’s enough to give me some serious spring fever! My little parade will probably get snowed or freeze over tonight or tomorrow, knowing this Ohio weather but hey, I’ll be excited until then! Thanks to my mom there was an article in the March issue of the Corral, me with my well below average scheduling capabilities didn’t manage to get it completed before I left for Texas for two weeks. Thank you mom! At our OHA winter banquet held the first of February we welcomed our new OHA president Tara Williamson! I hope to have a little bit of a bio

on her by the next issue, but we are so excited to have you Tara. She will do a wonderful job! One of the topics that was discussed at the meeting is the 2019 OHA Fun Days. After a few years of not having Fun Days this event is coming back and becoming the event of the summer! The last few years, competition has been pretty strong and each year we have a few more people attending. This year Fun Days will be Aug. 10 hosted by Lonnie and Neva Schlabach Family in Sugarcreek, Ohio. The hills and valleys surrounding their farm is sure to add some excitement to the game courses! Looking back at the 2018 Fun Day’s here are a few of the highlights. High Point horse of the day was B Misty Rox of M & N. ‘Roxy’ was first in the riding obstacle and second in the barrel race, ridden by Neva Schlabach. Dennis Schlabach drove her to a third place finish in the single cart obstacle and she placed top five out of 10 in the team marathon driven by Dan Yoder. The competition was pretty tight with only a few seconds between placing in most of the obstacles,

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Neva and Roxy in the riding obstacle. have close to 100 Haflingers consigned! The AHR Registry sale will be held May 10 and 11 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The show season will kick off June 28–30 with the Buckeye Haflinger Show held at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, followed by the GLHA Haflinger Show July 6 and 7 taking place at St. Joseph County Fairgrounds in Centreville, Mich.


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by Anissa Fuller Steve Fuller and Jimmy McDonald met, and through their love and respect of horses grew the idea to start a club. Through research, they chose the Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Association as their sanctioning body due to a like-minded philosophy, along with the growing popularity of working with obstacles to improve communication between rider and horse. With support of S Bar L Arena owner Philip Mullet to host club meetings and a race, a meeting was offered on social media to explore the community’s interest in such a club. On a rainy cold weekend day, several folks traveled from various parts of Ohio to see what this was all about, and we’re so glad they did. Before we had a name, we had interest and support from a core


group of folks, many who accepted officer positions. Out of this core group, came our name meaning ‘Opening doors to Horses, Insights and Obstacles’. We also had the creative mind of youth member Ellie Bichsel who designed our club’s awesome logo, now seen on all of our marketing materials and merchandise. Over a year later, we have over 80 members including several youth, and are the only sanctioned EXCA club in Ohio. The club has built and maintained several obstacles and offers fellowship to all who join regardless of age or experience. We celebrate each member for their desire to be an equine partner, recognizing the importance of a support network. We have been welcomed by two arenas and a horse park to host our practice meetings which are scheduled weekly throughout the entire year. We have three EXCA Races planned this year at three amazing venues. Despite being excited for those who want to race, our club is so much more than racing. Check us out on Facebook (O.H.I.O. EXCA) for more information. April 2019

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

2019 Shooting Schedule PRESIDENT, R David Davis; VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric; SECRETARY, Karen Davis; TREASURER, Nancy Virzi. PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Nancy ‘Go Forward’ Virzi Since the weather finally broke, March 2 was our first Lake Erie Mounted Vaquero practice. We had a nice turn out with seven riders. Two of our riders were new members, Roxanne Hanson and Sarah Modic, and we did a small clinic with them and their horses which did great. Roxanne’s horse didn’t mind the shooting much at all when it was being shot around. Sarah’s horse was not real sure of the shooting, but by the time practice was over she was riding him while our President R. David Davis was walking behind and beside her horse shooting. Her horse was doing really good and she did a

really fine job working with him. Both Sarah and Roxanne will be runnin’ and gunnin’ in no time. We had practice on March 23, and want to thank everyone who came to help blow up balloons and set them, Carmen Virzi, Brian (Doc) Hric, John Truman and Darrell Maines. We enjoyed our spectators who came to watch and cheer us on also. Frank Houser came to watch and Dave and Karen Davis brought Magic, his horse that he used for shooting and able to ride and shoot with us before his illness. Frank was happy to see her again and several people helped him up in the saddle and led him around the arena which made his day. Frank started


riding with us in 2012 and is still an active and loyal member even though he can no longer ride. The Lake Erie Mounted Vaquero schedule for 2019 is as follows June 22-23, July 20-21, Aug. 24-25, and Sept. 21-22. Hope everyone can come runnin’ and gunnin’ with us! Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply where you can get all your pets supplies and everything they need, CMSA, Lonesome Pine Ammo, Uncle Jimmy’s Brand Products for all your pets treats, Horsemen’s Corral, Stagecoach

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A Lot Going On with the Northern Kentucky Horse Network PRESIDENT, Tracey Schoen VICE PRESIDENT, Charles Poppe SECRETARY, Susan Dickinson TREASURER, Monica Egger WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Jim Mayer Looks like it won’t be long until spring will be here. We set our clocks ahead so now we are on Daylight Savings Time. Time to get all our tack cleaned up and horse vaccines, and shod for our spring trail ride or for our spring shows, what ever it may be. Our NKHN Enrichment Day on April 20 is really filling up with several activities going on for the day. First of all we start off with the Dressage Schooling Show starting at 9 a.m. We will be limiting it to 50 rides for the day. Next we have our first Tack Sale with Vendors coming from all over to participate, we have inside or outside spaces to rent. You can go to our website, nkhn. info, for more information on the

space pricing for the sale or for any of our other events going on throughout the year. Also we have a chiropractor and equine massage therapist demonstrating techniques on chiropractor and acupuncture, saddle fitting, and massage therapy on horses. We have a Nashville artist doing a special liberty horse feature with her horse, with using her guitar as the wand during her presentation. Also we will have free carriage driving lessons given to all NKHN members for the day limited to 12 drivers. Last but not least we will have an obstacle course set up for fun day to practice your obstacle skills. It will be a fun day for sure so please come join us. There will be a charge of $5 per carload to get in for the activities. We are gearing up next month for our Annual Trail Ride at Midwest Trail Ride in Norman, Ind., on Derby Day weekend May 3-5. We have several members attending this event like they do every year. It is a good time to get your horse out and get them in shape for your summer activities, weather it is

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Ohio Morgan Horse Association

OMHA and UPHA Chapter 13 Horsemen’s Workshop PRESIDENT, Claudia Grimes; VICE PRESIDENT, Louise Fraser; SECRETARY, Lois Magisano; WEBSITE,

by Susan Walker On Saturday, March 2 the Ohio Morgan Horse Association and UPHA Chapter 13 presented a Horsemen’s Workshop. Although the March weather was definitely ‘lion-like’, around 100 participants turned out to see some beautiful equines exhibited and to learn some important tips apropos to horse and horse showing. The event took place at Jim and Jenny Taylor’s beautiful Memory Lane Farm in their immaculately groomed indoor arena. The date was chosen to coincide with the UPHA Chapter 13 annual banquet which was held later that evening in close by Fairlawn, Ohio. Many of the workshop participants were excitedly making plans for the banquet’s festivities. The first part of the workshop was an exhibition of horses and

ponies residing and in training at Memory Lane. The following horses and ponies were the ones to strut their stuff in this impressive display: Causing Chaos (Morgan); Reedann’s Liberace (Hackney); Liquid Assets (Morgan); Firewind Kakewalk (Morgan); Nobu (Hackney); Saturday Night Joe (ASB); Dragonsmeade Eltanin (Morgan); Takes Blue to Tango (ASB); Real Steel (ASB). Handling the reins during this parade of breeds were Jenny Taylor, Steve Demjen and Austin Cole. As a collective, this presentation gave the audience a wonderful glimpse of world’s champion quality show stock. All looked ready to go to a horse show the next day, but I’m sure that all will be even more refined when they actually hit the entry gate. All this considering there were 80 white chairs and even more strangers in the middle of their normally empty workplace. There were a couple of side-eyes and a bobble or two, but all ended by doing everything asked of them. Many of the spectators mentioned how tolerant the horses were of their changed environment which is a testament of their excellent

training and the trust they place in their trainers, riders and drivers. The next part of the workshop was a talk by Jim and Jenny Taylor and Steve Demjen on bits and tack for the show horse. The Taylors brought out two tables filled with curb and snaffle bits, bridles and overchecks. The discussion included parts of a curb bit and the mechanics of how they work, a comparison of varying degrees of severity with different bits, and how bitting might progress with young horses. With an active question and answer session, many hints and tips were revealed. Perhaps the entire discussion can be summarized by Jim’s statement, “happy horses win.” Next, a trio judges, all with experience in judging world’s championship horse shows, namely Jim Taylor, Sandy Sessink and Phil Price, spoke to the crowd about the view from center ring. To start the discussion, Jim wanted the audience to know just how difficult and complicated it is to judge a large class of horses. In fact, he proved it mathematically by calculating the average number of seconds a judge has

to evaluate each horse at each gait both ways. Other topics discussed were pet peeves of the judges, safety in the show ring, in hand judging and trends in apparel. Also included were some show ring tips and some very funny stories about judging. The last presentation was given by Bath, Ohio, Fire Chief Walter Hower. A barn safety checklist was passed out to the audience and reviewed with the group. Chief Hower recommended that owners of horse barns should talk with their local fire department to address safety concerns unique to their equine operation. In addition to Chief Hower’s expertise on farm fire safety, he also brought hands on horse experience as he is a horse show dad to two lovely equestrienne daughters. The OMHA and UPHA Chapter 13 would like to thank the speakers and presenters, the horses and their owners and all who attended the equestrian workshop. Special thanks to Jim and Jenny Taylor and the staff of Memory Lane Farm for opening their facility to this special and worthwhile event.


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Round Pens and Relationship Building by Lisa Kiley


ound pens are a versatile tool for anyone that works with horses. The circular construction allows the horse to express freedom of movement, while containing them in an area that is manageable for the handler. There are many exercises that can be performed in the round pen, but one thing that resonates across disciplines is the connection and relationship that can be built with your equine partner in this space. Kim Cardeccia MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has run Hidden Promise out of Howell, Mich., for the last 12 years. The program seeks to strengthen the human/horse relationship and create positive changes in the lives of both the individual and the animal. Prior to starting this program, Cardeccia noticed that her riding students had an ease of opening up and experienced positive life experiences outside of their barn that directly linked to the things they were learning when working with horses. Cardeccia decided to bring her practice to the barn so that she could utilize the connection between horses and humans to help her clients. When asked about her thoughts on utilizing round pens for her practice, Cardeccia explained, “In my experience, the round pens provide both support and freedom in our interactions with the horses, in many ways the circular shape is symbolic.” From focus to wholeness and centering, Cardeccia explained, “Our ground rules for interaction with the animals are those of basic safety. The clients are taught to avoid areas of the horse that could be dangerous. For example, I don’t tell them exactly how they have to lead the horse, it’s important they create their own way of connecting and communicating, the round pen allows this interaction to happen in a safe way. As a therapist, I am concerned with both the emotional and physical safety of my clients.” At this years Michigan Horse Expo in East Lansing, Mich., Cardeccia led three clinics covering information on how to improve communication and connection with your horse. She advised, “The things we are working on here are not intended to replace what you are already doing with your horse. Instead, I’m encouraging people to take the time to build a relationship with their horse in a setting that allows for worry free interaction for both the horse and human. It is time that you can spend with your horse in a partnership of calm.”

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While talking with Cardeccia and listening to her speak at the clinics in the Cashmans sponsored round pen, she highlighted several ways to build a better relationship with your equine friend: 1. Pay attention to the cues our horses are giving us. This might be just a small gesture like licking and chewing or facing towards us in our interactions. We want to pay attention to what is helping our horse to relax in our presence and if they are not relaxed what might be the cause from outside or internal stimulus. 2. Having goals for spending time with your horse is important. Even when you are spending ‘free-time’ with your horse, it’s important to set an intention for the session. This may be getting your horse to move to a specific place in the round-pen or walk with you from one point to another. 3. Have a positive mindset. Think about what you want to accomplish and believe that you can do it. Many times, your own internal voice can be unsympathetic. We tell ourselves that we are not able to do something or that if we try we will fail, and that can have an affect on our physical response. By staying positive we can affect the outcome of our actions. Like us, horses are sentient beings and the way we feel can influence how they react. 4. Stay grounded in the present moment. Try not to think about what went wrong in the past or things that could go wrong in the future. Put your phone aside along with any other distractions that could prevent you from fully experiencing the time you are spending with your horse. When it comes to the round pen itself, there are several factors to consider. It’s important to have a strong construction that will support the horse’s weight if they run into the panels. The size of the pen is also something to think about. Universally, a 60-foot round pen provides an optimal size for both ground work and riding exercises. Squared panels provide another layer of safety, so that the horse can’t get their hoof between the panels if they tried to jump or rear over the enclosure. ‘Rodeo latches’ prevent halters, or other parts of rigging from getting caught up and trapping the horse against the panels. Ensuring that the encloser is safe for your horse will allow you to focus on building a better relationship. If you have any questions about setting up your round pen space, the professionals at Cashmans are a great resource for providing this information, check out the Buyers Guide at For more information about Hidden Promise, contact Kim Cardeccia Lisa Kiley is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She now is a proud member of the Cashmans Horse Equipment Team. Cashmans Horse Equipment is based out of Delaware, Ohio. The family owned business has been providing top quality equine and livestock products to the community for over a quarter of a century. They have expanded from one of the nation’s first drive thru feed stores to a full-scale horse equipment outlet with 10 acres of merchandise to explore. Cashmans strives to educate consumers and provide products that put safety first so you can best enjoy time spent with the horses you love.


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Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Full Slate of Shows in April CEO, Dr. Scott Myers PRESIDENT, Brent Maxwell EMAIL, WEBSITE, www.

The 2019 Ohio Quarter Horse Association show season kicked off with the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s first show. The Challenge was a great show. Despite the cold and a few snow flurries, they had record entries. The show

offered a flat fee of $180 per horse and was run by An Equine Production. They also provided a Leveled 14-18 Showmanship and Horsemanship class. “We love the Challenge because it’s a great opportunity for the kids to earn some money for a change,” says Ohio Trainer Missy Thyfault. “The kids love picking their best three classes which makes it a little different than the normal High Point awards typically offered. If someone has an off day in that class they picked, the race can get shaken up some. It keeps it fun for them, and the big checks make it even

more fun for the parents.” The event was held at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, on March 2 and 3. The show provided a pizza party on Friday and donuts and bagels on Saturday and Sunday. There were All-Around awards as well as over $9,500 given away to the youth in the Youth Scholarship Challenge event. “It was such a great little show that turned out not to be little at all,” says Ohio Trainer Darla Lee. “It was so fun watching the kids collect the big checks, and it was perfectly run as always by Kathy and staff.”

April has a full slate of shows to continue the season. APRIL 4-7 — Buckeye Reining Series, Springfield, OH APRIL 6-7 — Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Columbus, OH — Ohio APRIL 13-14 Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association, Sunbury, OH APRIL 27-28 — Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Springfield, OH Visit for the full 2019 show schedule. Good luck to all exhibitors, on a successful 2019 show season!

Colorado Ranger Horse Association

Is Your Appaloosa Eligible for Registration with CRHA? PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato

Wondering if your Appaloosa is CRHA eligible, jump on the Colorado Ranger Horse



Association Facebook group and introduce yourself and your horse. There’s a great group of people there who would be eager to tell you more about our amazing horses and help you get started with the CRHA. The CRHA offers programs for Open Show Points, Distance Riding and Logging. Information and applications for these programs can be found on the website as well as our application for judges to be carded with the association. Those details are also online at www.coloradoranger. com. The Colorado Ranger Horse Association will hold an open

pleasure and games show on Saturday, June 15 and Friday evening open game shows on June 14, July 19 and Sept. 26. All four shows will be held at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Mercer, Pa. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The CRHA’S 46th National Show will be held Sept. 21 and 22 in Wattsburg, Pa. The show is always held the third weekend in September. For more information on CRHA’s events, programs, membership and registration please visit our website, www., or find our group on Facebook: Colorado Ranger Horse Assn.

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April 2019

April 2019



The Way of Horses

Got Colostrum?


by Eleanor Blazer

e prepared. That should be the motto of every horse owner expecting a mare to foal. If you are one of the thousands expecting a foal this spring, are you prepared for the loss of the dam or the possibility she will have no milk? Colostrum is the first fluid a mare secretes from her udder after foaling. It contains the antibodies which protect the foal from infection. Colostrum also creates a mild laxative effect that helps the foal pass the meconium. The meconium is the first stool and is a thick tarry substance which can be hard to expel. Peak absorption time for the nutrients and antibodies in colostrum is between two and four hours of birth. The protective immunoglobulins in the colostrum are more concentrated in the early hours of lactation. As time goes by milk production will dilute the colostrum and the foal’s ability to absorb the protective immunoglobulins decreases as the foal’s digestive tract matures. An average horse foal should receive 250 milliliters of colostrum every hour for the first six hours of life. Between 12 and 36 hours of age, your veterinarian should test the foal’s blood. The blood sample is checked for IgG concentrations. The test will show if the foal has received the proper levels of antibodies. If the foal has not, a blood transfusion of equine plasma should be done to insure the foal is protected. A normal IgG count is 800mg/dl or higher. Below 200mg/dl and the foal’s life is in danger. Most veterinarians will recommend a plasma transfusion at 400mg/dl or lower...consult your veterinarian.

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My Kustom Kruzer and Babe But what if the mare dies, has no colostrum, or won’t let the foal nurse? If the mare dies or won’t let the foal nurse, try to milk her. Let the foal suck from a bottle (use a lamb nipple). Save any extra colostrum you collect for later feedings. If there is no colostrum you should have a backup plan. This is where being prepared pays off. Colostrum products available at feed or farm supply stores are bovine (cow) based. They will not provide the antibodies needed by a foal, but can supply some nutrients. The foal will not be protected from infection when fed a commercial colostrum product. A transfusion of equine plasma will be needed. Make sure your veterinarian has some in stock or it is quickly available. Months before the foaling date contact large horse breeding farms or a local dairy farm. Bovine colostrum is better than nothing—equine plasma can be given to provide the immunoglobulin. Ask for some colostrum and then freeze it. Colostrum can be frozen for about two years. Frozen colostrum should be stored at -4F (-20C). I have found the best way to freeze it is in ice cube trays. Each cube is about one ounce or 30 milliliters (ml.). You would need about nine cubes every feeding for an average horse foal. Do not thaw colostrum in the microwave! Microwaves kill the antibodies present in the colostrum. If you have a successful foaling with no problems—milk the mare and freeze the colostrum. A healthy mare produces more colostrum than a foal needs. You can collect up to 250 milliliters (8.5 ounces) from a horse mare after the foal has sucked several times. Collect the colostrum within six hours of foaling in order to get the most concentrated amount. Do not collect the colostrum until after the foal has nursed several times. Freeze and save the collected colostrum for future use. Make sure you write a date on the package and what the package contains. The plasma transfusions are not as good as colostrum from the dam. The levels of immunoglobulin are not as high. Plus the plasma transfusions are very expensive. There are colostrum banks throughout the country. Donations of colostrum are welcome, and in some cases if you donate, and then need some at a future date there is no charge. Be prepared! Eleanor Blazer Earn Professional Certification and My Kustom Kruzer as Horse Trainer, Stable Manager or Riding Instructor. All courses are online. Visit www. for information.


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Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Alexandra Gainer Clinic Scheduled in April PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool; VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, David Crawford. EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Cathy Suffecool I don’t know about you, but this past winter seemed like it would never end and thaw. You know it’s bad when you describe it to your non-horse friends by saying, “When I went to water the horses, I needed a hammer and scoop!” Sitting here, at the beginning of March, the two week forecast looks so much better than the last two weeks. It makes planning for the upcoming riding months much more exciting. And we have really been making plans! We’ve been busy during the cold weather, sprucing up the inside of Brecksville Stables and making it home for all of us. But that didn’t stop us from having shows and clinics. Our Winter


Series will finish up on April 12 with Barb Soukup judging. Our winter shows are in the small, indoor arena, but this summer we will have large rings in both our indoor and outdoor arenas. Not only have we been sprucing up the stables, we’ve been upgrading our membership benefits! Our membership pricing hasn’t changed this year. Adult members are $40, young riders are $32, seniors (65+), supporting and additional family members are $20. Not only do members get the member pricing on tests, but members have a chance for some new perks. The night before shows we need help setting up the rings and getting ready for Saturday. Members can come in Friday night, help set up, bring their horse in that night, and board that night for free. Members will also get the volunteer hours toward year-end awards. Our new facility is giving everyone a chance to have a stall for shows. The price for stalls will be $25 a day. That includes bedding for your stall and having the stall cleaned after the show! We’re also going to

give members the chance to earn some show money by cleaning the stalls after the shows. We’ve already had a couple of the girls start the list! While April is a busy month for riders with the Equine Affaire in Columbus at the beginning of the month and the Land Rover down in Kentucky. But right in the middle we have our last Winter Series show on the 12th and a clinic with Alexandra Gainer on the 20th. This will be the third clinic that we have held with Alex. The first two clinics were filled with riders of every age and experience. By the end of each day everyone came away with new tools to use in their rides. We invite you to come and watch the fun! Our summer series kicks off on Saturday, May 4. Our judges that day will be Joanne White-L and Tricia Hamler-L. The rest of the series will be June 8 with Carrie Woost-L and Cathy Jacobs-L, July 6 with Jennifer Roth-r and Debbie Boeh-L, Aug. 10 with Sue Hughes-r and Betty Ortlieb-L. Our final show is Sept. 28 with Chris Gemmel-L


and Patricia Harper-L. CADS is also adding something new to our clinics and shows. We will be once again hosting Wayne Hipsley for a Working Equitation clinic the weekend of June 29-30. Wayne was with us on Dec. 1 for a wonderful start to learning about this new up and coming sport. The group that was there had a great learning experience during the morning session. That session was learning the history and basics of the sport. The afternoon was spent in the saddle learning the starting points of Working Equitation and how to maneuver several of the obstacles. It truly is a fascinating sport for both horse and rider. It doesn’t matter if you ride dressage, western dressage, jumper or trail ride with your horse. This is one sport for all riders. I dare you to come and audit the clinic and see what you think. I bet you will be intrigued with this new sport. Keep watching Classical Attraction Dressage Society at for the latest news and follow us on Facebook. You never know what we’ll be up to next!

April 2019

April 2019



Mid-Eastern Farriers Association

MEFA Spring Hammer-In PRESIDENT, Michael Boal; VICE PRESIDENT, Toby Burdette; SECRETARY, Chrissy Landreth; TREASURER, Tim Dodd; PHONE, 330/904-1489. FACEBOOK, www. Farrier’s Association

by Chrissy Landreth The Mid-Eastern Farrier’s Association (MEFA) recently held the Tap Here and Tap There Spring Hammer-In in Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, which was a huge success. MEFA extends a

big thank you to Adam Pendleton DVM CFJ for hosting the event which allowed everyone attending to learn, share ideas, and hone their skills in a warm environment with other farriers, friends, and family in a great facility. From Anvil unloading to the forge cool-downs, everyone enjoyed the company of other farriers looking to improve their methods and see first-hand the techniques of other professionals while gaining insight into their industry from others. The day included a range of hammer work, demonstrations, discussions, and a lecture given

during lunch by Dr. Pendleton which provided a summary of a professional journal article detailing the importance of sole depth. Packet references were given for future reference and study for the group. Some of the informal discussions included types of tool steel available and the heat-treating temperatures and methods needed for them. This led to an actual demonstration of creating a Fuller for the group by MEFA President Michael Boal CF and Dr. Pendleton. Lots of one-on-one hammer work was offered throughout the

day for those looking to teach or learn to improve their craft with or for others. The hands-on work was fun and informative. MEFA invites others to join them at upcoming Hammer-In dates for a chance to bring their tools, come to learn, pitch-in, teach, or just come and watch. Like MEFA on Facebook for more educational posts and upcoming events. MAY 25 — Rich Peterson Memorial Hammer-In, 8 a.m., Pegasus Farm Therapeutic Center, Hartville, OH 44632. Contact Roger Howard, 330/9041489.

Central Ohio Wagoneers

Almost Time to Head Out on our Wagon Train Rides PRESIDENT, Don Boyd; VICE PRESIDENT, Marvin Hart; SECRETARY/TREASURER, Kathy Boyd. PHONE, 614/563-9627

by Kathy Boyd The Central Ohio Wagoneers are anxious to start our wagon train rides for 2019. The first ride will be on May 17-19 at Marvin and Shelly Hart’s near Mt. Gilead, Ohio. Two members each have a new horse to hitch to

their wagons. There will also be additional outriders from families in our club. June’s ride will be on June 14-16 at Jeff and Mary Weis’s near Elida, Ohio. July’s ride will be July 26-28 at Joe and Dee Reffitt’s near Harrod, Ohio. Exciting plans are already in the works for the week long ride Aug. 4-9 put on by John and Kathy Horton near Bellefontaine, Ohio. Sunday night at 5:30 p.m., a carry in dinner at the Park Shelter house with the Logan County Ohio Horse Council chapter. Golden Dawn Equine Facility will provide the main dish. At 7 p.m., at the Shelter house, open to the public, Majesty Quartet will perform a gospel sing concert. Monday and Tuesday will have wagon train rides. Wednesday, all day, is the Logan County 4-H Shooting Sports Activity day. There will be fun games, activities, tours, fun for all ages and open to the public. Wednesday evening will have a campfire cooking for the Wagoneers families. Main dishes will be provided. Please bring food to share with it. Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the shelter house, open to the public, there

will be square dancing with Wilson & Wiley. Thursday and Friday will have wagon train rides. Other activities are in the works for the rest of the week and will be posted later. There are also wagon train rides for Sept. 13-15 at Mel and Vic Lowe’s near Millersburg, Ohio, and Oct. 4-6 at the Cass Family Campground, sponsored by Don and Kathy Boyd, near Mt Gilead. It was posted on our club website by Melanie Lowe, that Jamie, Jeff, and Justice Johnson are in need of some assistance and prayers. They are going through a rough time. Jeff was scheduled to have his leg amputated on March 28 after several years of surgeries and much pain. The family has been involved in Central Ohio Wagoneers since Grandpa Dave Cass was one of the beginning member in 1982. They need prayers, and donations would be greatly appreciated! For more information please contact Don Boyd at 614/563-9627 or Kathy Boyd at 614/563-4452. The club will be determining a donation at the May meeting. Hope to see everyone at the wagon train rides for 2019.

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April 2019

April 2019



Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club

First Show of the Season April 27-28 PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Jean Yancer; TREASURER, Ashley Christian; WEBSITE, ashlandpaintandplain. com; EMAIL, paintandplaininfo@

by Chesna Wertz Hi all! It looks like we are finally starting to ease out of winter and head into spring! The more consistent warm temperatures are certainly welcome after all the up and down it has been the past couple months. While many of you have already been showing the past couple months, we hope you have AP&P’s first show of the season on your schedule! Our April show is a great place to practice before Youth Show in May. Our first show is April 27-

Macy Belmont and Only Hot N Winning with their high point awards of 2018! 28 in the coliseum at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Our judge will be Don Recchiuti. We are now accepting stall reservations.

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Stalls are $30 a day, or $60 for the weekend. Each stall receives one free bag of shavings. Additional shavings can be purchased for $7 a bag. Please contact Emily Scott at 419/685-0761 to reserve your stalls. Don’t wait to reserve, as stalls go quickly for our April show. Don’t forget to turn in your


All of the High Point winners in our jackpot classes received these beautiful buckles! membership before the start of the April show! Becoming a member is all you have to do to be eligible for high point awards at the end of the year. Memberships are $20 for individual and $25 for a family. We give out some fantastic prizes, and are quite excited for what is being given out this year!

April 2019



Northern Ohio Dressage Association

NODA to Host USDF L Education Program, A Judges Perspective PRESIDENT, Barb Soukup; VICE PRESIDENT, Arielle Brodkey; TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal; SECRETARY, Patti Valencic. EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Mosie Welch Dressage enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is hosting Part I of the United States Dressage Federation’s (USDF) L Education Program (L Program) in 2019. The L Program has been “developed by the USDF Judges’ Committee and teaches judges (and judge candidates) to evaluate the correct training of dressage horses.” Participating or auditing the L Program is sought after because it is an indepth overview of biomechanics of the horse, the horse’s gaits and paces, and how to ride figures as well as judging skills. The USDF goals of the L Program are as follows: 1. Provide trainers, instructors, competitors

and spectators’ insight into the evaluative techniques of judging dressage. 2. Prepare and evaluate candidates who wish to pursue entry into the USEF ‘r’ Judge Training Program. 3. Provide continuing education for licensed judges and L graduates. The L Program features selected faculty of experienced, United States Equestrian Federation recognized “S” judges. Session 1 of the L Program is open to USDF member judge candidates, judges, riders, and those wishing to understand the judge’s perspective. There are only 16 spots for full participation in Part I, however auditing of lectures and practice rides/judging will be available. Auditing may be limited due to space constraints and to facilitate learning for the participants. Cost of participating in all three sessions is $750 for NODA members and $900 for nonmembers. Scholarships for participants may be available by direct application to The Dressage Foundation, your USDF Dressage Region, or your USDF Group Member

Organization. Auditing costs for NODA members is $60 per session and $75 per session for non-members. The L Program is divided into two parts with each part is made up of three sessions. In 2019 NODA is sponsoring only Part I— ‘A Judge’s Perspective’ which is open to all USDF members and includes educational lectures and practice judging. Session A is an introduction to judging and biomechanics and will be presented by Marilyn Heath at Jeffrey and Holly Taylor’s Blue Ridge Farm in North Ridgeville, Ohio. Session B is about judging criteria for gaits and paces, movements and figures with instructor Trenna Atkins and will take place at Jeffrey and

Hosting the L Education Program is a substantial commitment and NODA would like to thank our generous sponsors including Blue Ridge Farm, Big Dees, CW Saddlery, Custom Saddlery, Equine Essentials, and Saddles 101. Details on each session and applications for participating or auditing the L Education Program are available at www.nodarider. org or contact organizer Jeni Gaffney at her email dvmmom2@ or 330/858-3201.

Geauga Horse and Pony Association

New Classes Added to GHPA Shows PRESIDENT, Niki Barry; TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich; SECRETARY, Carmella Shale. WEBSITE, www.

by Paige Belew New classes have been added to both the East Show Ring and the Small Grandstand Ring. Seven jumping classes have been added to the Small Grandstand Ring. For our walk/trotters, equation over cross rails and hunter over cross rail classes have been added. For our walk/trot/canter exhibitors equation and hunter over cross rails, equation and working hunter (two foot), and hunter hack have been added. More jackpot classes have been added to our Eastern Show Ring. We hope to see everyone at the shows participating in our new classes. Our show season kicks off on May 28! Our other shows are on June 2 and 23, July 7 and 21, and Aug. 11. GHPA’s 31st Annual Awards Banquet, Showing Off with GHPA, was a major success. A huge thank you to our banquet committee, the banquet couldn’t have been put on without all of your help. Also, thank you to everyone who donated baskets or items to the Chinese or silent auctions. GHPA’s annual Clean Up Day 40

Danial Rand’s Endeavor Farm in Hudson, Ohio. Session C is about collective marks, equitation, rider biomechanics and basics and will be presented by Sue Curry Shaffer at Topline Stables at Walden in Aurora, Ohio.


for the upcoming show season is May 18. Join us to help clean up the barn and show rings. We will wrap up spring with the last Rich Bradshaw’s Obstacle Challenge on April 28. The Will to Want clinic with Obbie Schlom-Hefner is set for June 14-16 this year. Seth Clark’s three-day clinic is back for its sixteenth year! The dates are June 26, 27, and 28. Check the website or social medias frequently for registration information regarding both clinics. Stay up-to-date on club activities, shows and other information by checking the GHPA website, You can also find membership forms, rules, and links to horse-related topics. 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 & Pony Assoc.; Twitter: @GHPAhorseshows; Instagram: GHPAhorseshows. A huge thanks to Big Dee’s, Schneider’s Saddlery and all of our sponsors. GHPA would like to thank Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Bucks program. Likewise; thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous. We really appreciate all that both of these fine companies provide for us. April 2019

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If You Dream It, You Can Do It

Paving The Path For Our Future by Jennifer Woodruff


s I ride my way through life, I’ve ridden down many trails. Some bright and sunny with a clear path and smooth terrain. And others that are dark and winding, pitted with rocks and holes. I think we can all clearly remember the really great rides and the really terrible ones. This is reflected in our own daily lives as well. The good and the bad always etch themselves on our souls. My challenge to you is how can we as horsemen and women, bring our rides forward to help others? To bring new faces into our sport, into our world in these days of fast paced life, and instant gratification. Many live the ‘less means more’ mentality in terms of working for what we want and so the blood, sweat and tears have much less appeal to the non equine masses. It’s a hobby, not a life. The horse himself must touch those lives. I don’t believe we lure new riders into our world simply by glamorizing showing, glorifying trail riding, even simple ownership. You must truly fall in love with the horse itself. The love they teach us. How to be humble, giving and forgiving no matter how they might be treated. Humility they teach us in sacrificing their comfort, their own needs, to please us. It’s who the horse is that melts away the desire to leave the barn early. Stay in bed late rather than feed at sunrise. Spend a rainy day cleaning tack rather than at the movies. Sacrifice a game day party to sit in the aisle and soak out an abscess or hose a swollen leg. Bring your non-horsie friend to the barn. Invite them to watch you groom your partner then hand them a soft brush. Let them inhale the smells that romances us faster than any dozen roses. Let them take the hay cart and hand out lunch while happy, hungry nickers await

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them. Hitch up your cart and seat them beside you. Give them a leg up on your hot horse after a good work out and let them ride slowly and breathe in the sweet smell of sweat. It’s those experiences that truly win new owners over for life. Not the glitz and glory. It’s the connection and the life lessons that follow that seals the deal. Invite someone new to the barn today! And watch your horse work his magic.... Next month I will share my survival guide to the largest all youth open horse show in the United States, The All American Youth Show which takes place in Columbus, Ohio. If you are a regular there I’m sure you’ll pick up a few new tricks. If it’s your first trip to the Capitol city, I’ll ease your nerves and organize your rig! “If You Can Dream It You Can Do It!” 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 World Expo, Midwest Horse Fair and Hoosier Horse Fair. Jennifer is currently serving as an advisor for the state 4-H programs in New York and Kentucky.

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April 2019

April 2019




Power for the Horse Trailer by Robert Eversole


hen we started planning the Trailer Project one of the very first things that we looked into was solar power. The majority of places that we camp and those areas that are still on the bucket list, don’t have electric hookups. I wanted to avoid noisy generators and hauling the fuel for said noisy generators. A solar power system works from dawn to dusk, silently, odor free, without fuel, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Rolling down the road, parked at the gas station, or camping, the batteries are being charged. They start charging before you feed the horses, keep charging while you ride, and continue all day. They don’t quit until nightfall. You never have to think about the batteries being charged. It just happens. Like magic. Magic does require some planning. Not having experience with solar power systems I called a reputable company in Oregon who has decades of experience in designing and building RV solar systems. I figured if they can make solar work in the rainy, cloudy, Pacific Northwest, they can make it work on the roof of my horse trailer.

What Do You Want to Power?

The first questions from the company’s representative, Garrett, were all about what I wanted to operate in the trailer. I thought I knew want I wanted; a few lights and charge the phone and camera batteries. Fortunately, Garret and the crew have set up thousands of RV’s and were able to remind me about all the other stuff that needs a few watts: the vent fan to keep the LQ space from getting stuffy, the cell phone signal booster, are you planning on using your laptop in the trailer? All items that I didn’t think about. I’m glad they did. Once we narrowed down what things we wanted to run it was time to determine how many watts of power we’d need to make the magic happen. Solar panels are typically rated and sold in Watts. Electrical loads are also typically rated in Watts (you can usually find the wattage printed on electrical appliances). But batteries are typically rated in amp-hours. Since we’re trying to balance things from an energy in = energy out standpoint, we need to be able to convert the figures. Fortunately, the equation is easy: Watts = Amps * Volts.

It’s All About the Batteries

Once we narrowed down what devices we wanted to run I was surprised to discover that in solar systems it’s not the solar panels that are the key player, it’s the batteries. The solar panels might be the sexy leading ladies that get all the attention, but it’s batteries that work in the background, silently keeping everything running smoothly. The only thing that’s there for you all the time is your battery. The battery is what stores the energy produced by the solar panels so that you can have reliable power once the sun goes down. That being said here’re the major components of our system: 1. (2) 220Ah AGM batteries with monitor 2. (4) 100 watt solar panels 3. Solar Charge Controller 4. 500w Pure Sine wave Inverter 5. AC – DC convertor

1 — Batteries

2 — Solar Panels

When you’re browsing for solar panels, you’ll find that they come in many flavors. Monocrystalline, polycrystalline, flexible, flat, tilting, etc. Does it matter which kind you get? Maybe. Garret put together a 400 watt system that was cost effective and does everything that I need without extra expense. We went with the tried and true for everything we put on. For example: We used four 100w flat monocrystalline panels mounted flat to the roof of the trailer. Monocrystalline panels are less expensive than poly panels, but slightly larger in size. A horse trailer as plenty of roof space so that was no problem at all.

Estimating Solar Output

The heart of your solar power system. There are two main types of batteries that you’ll find in trailers and RV’s. The first is lead-acid. These batteries have been around forever, and though there have been new ways to dress it up (AGM batteries, Gel cells), they’re 44

all basically the same for the purposes of this discussion. The second type is the lithium battery. This is a new type of battery that uses a completely different chemistry from lead-acid batteries, and requires different charging methods. They’re also much more expensive than lead-acid batteries. For my needs, Garrett recommended the AGM style of Lead Acid which are maintenance free, reliable, and the standard in RV energy storage. NOTE: To get the longest life out of your batteries, it’s a good idea to observe the ‘50 percent rule.’ This means that you shouldn’t discharge these batteries below 50 percent. They won’t blow up if you discharge them more, but you will find yourself replacing them sooner. The battery monitor helps save my batteries and my dollars.

You can buy a 100 watt panel, but you won’t get 100 watts out of it. There are a lot of factors that can impact a solar power system. Here are a few: • Time of Day • Panel Tilt • Weather/shade/sun/clouds • Dirt in the air • Dirt on your panels • Efficiency of components • Temperature So with all those things affecting the solar energy output, how are you supposed to get a handle on how much energy you’ll S


April 2019

Knox County Horse Park

2019 Schedule Announced for KCHP PRESIDENT, Debbie Cole VICE PRESIDENT, Travis Ross & Dave Huge; TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Courtney Letts PHONE, 740/973-3059; WEBSITE,

The Knox County Horse Park is excited to announce the 2019 schedule. MAY 4 — Fun Show starting at 10 a.m. with a rain date of May 5. AUG. 3 — Cowboys vs Cowgirls Challenge at noon.

AUG. 18 — Open Invitational Driving Day at noon with a rain date of Aug. 25. SEPT. 7 — Fun Show at 10 a.m. with a rain date of Sept. 21. SEPT. 14 — Fredericktown Tomato Parade. SEPT. 15 — Delaware All Horse Parade. SEPT. 28 — Cowboy Trail Challenge at noon. OCT. 26 — Halloween Fun Show at noon with a rain date of Oct. 27. Please keep checking out the Corral, our Facebook page, and our webpage to see if we added any new events.

As the weather gets warmer we will be having some work days at the park to get ready for the show season. I will be posting the information on our Facebook page and email to let you know when. We hold our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of the month at the Horse Park shelter house. We begin with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. (if you would like to participate) and meeting to follow at 7 p.m. If you are not a member of the Horse Park and want to learn more about us the meetings are a good place to come and meet the members. If

you would like to join the Horse Park you can get a membership application on our webpage, at the meetings, at our shows, or email me and I will be happy to send you one. Keep up with what we are doing on our Facebook page KCHP (Knox County Horse Park), and webpage, www. If you would like more information about us or have questions email us at kchpknoxcountyhorsepark@ We look forward to seeing you at the park this year! ~Courtney Letts



get? Here’s a general rule of thumb: A 100 watt panel will generate 30 amp-hours per day. It’s not a perfect figure. The number will be higher in the summer, or further south. The number will be lower in the winter, or further north. But if you like to work in nice round numbers, and I do—30 is a fair number.

3 — Solar Charge Controller

A charge controller goes between the solar panels and the battery bank and functions to prevent the solar panels from overcharging the batteries. Solar panels produce up to 20 volts of electricity from the sun. Your batteries are 12 volts. A solar charge controller is basically a regulator that keeps your batteries from overcharging. Modern charge controllers come in two types, PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) and MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking). Garret explains the two types with a car analogy. A PWM charge controller would be like a manual transmission, and an MPPT controller is an automatic transmission. We went with an MPPT type which although a little more expensive gives us more power from the panels.

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.

4 - AC to DC Convertor

Even though we’re producing power from the sun there are times when being able to plug into shore power is a good thing. Namely when I’m storing the trailer in the barn over winter. The convertor keeps the batteries topped off when the trailer is being stored indoors.

5 — Inverter

Now that we’ve talked about getting energy into the horse trailer solar setup let’s consider how we’re going to get that power back out and in use. Most of what the loads that I wanted to run (LED lights, vent fan, etc) can operate off of DC (12v) power but some items, mostly electronics, need 120V AC power like we have at home. For those devices we need an inverter to turn the DC power from the batteries into clean house power. What’s the big deal with a pure sine inverter? A pure sine inverter creates clean household power. Basically if you can run it at home it will work in your trailer. Modified sine wave inverters are less expensive but can be hard on electronic devices (like your smartphone, laptop, or other mobile devices), which need clean power. I learned this the hard way a few years ago when I tried to recharge some camera batteries with a cheap inverter. There you go the five main components of my Horse Trailer Solar Setup. After having this system for nearly a year now, I can say without reservations, I love it. Being self-contained is liberating and frees us to travel nearly anywhere we want. We love being able to pull in somewhere and know that we can generate our own power, store enough water and waste for weeks—and not feel we’re lacking anything. Other than occasionally dusting the solar panels there’s no maintenance to worry about and no fuel to haul, filters, to replace, and no noise. Silence is golden. For more information on the Horse Trailer Project including videos of the build, interviews with the companies that made the equipment and much more visit April 2019



Extruded Feeds For Horses by Kristen Janicki, MS, PAS

Pellets, cubes, textured, sweet, extruded-horse feeds come in all shapes and sizes. Each processing method serves a specific purpose: to maximize consumption and digestibility of the nutrients for the intended horse or pony consuming it.


hat exactly is extrusion? This process shapes material (in this case, feed) under pressure by forcing it through a specially designed opening using an extruded machine. First, individual raw ingredients, like oats, soybeans, beet pulp, vitamins and minerals, are ground and blended together. Then, this mixture is poured into the barrel of the extruder, where it twists, turns and moves through the extruder with the help of specific type of screws called Archimedes screws. Heat and steam increase the temperature of the feed mixture as high as 200 C for very short periods of time (about 5-10 seconds). Pressure in the barrel is increased due to the limited opening at the opposite end of the barrel, where feed is slowly pushed through a die and cut to a pre-determined length. Finally, the feed is dried and cooled before being packaged.

Why Extrusion? In the early 1900’s, horse owners realized the benefit of processing grains prior to feeding them. Early processing methods mainly focused on grinding, and the potential benefits of extrusion for horses wasn’t evident until the 1990’s. The primary advantage to extrusion is improving starch digestion in the small intestine. This is beneficial with high-starch grains like corn and barley. Starch that isn’t fully digested in the small intestine can spill over into the hindgut, causing digestive upset. Under a microscope, the extrusion process significantly alters the structure of the starch granules by gelatinization. This opens the starch molecules up for breakdown by digestive enzymes, mainly amylase. Upon investigation, researchers discovered that extruding corn actually increased the amount of rapidly digestible starch and reduced what’s known as resistant starch when compared to feeding whole grain corn (Murray et al., 2001). A group of researchers in Germany looked at starch digestion in the horse prior to the ileum (the last section of the small intestine) by comparing whole corn, ground corn and extruded corn. The results? Approximately 29 percent of the starch in whole corn, 47-71 percent in ground corn (depending on the grinding method used) and 90 percent in extruded corn was digested. Protein digestibility is also improved by extrusion by unfolding the proteins, exposing them to digestive enzymes known as proteases. Heat also inactivates trypsin inhibitors, known to prevent breakdown of proteins. However, lysine, the first limiting amino acid in the equine diet, may be lost during the extrusion process especially in soybeans, a cereal legume. Extruding fiber also improves the digestibility of insoluble fiber, leading to greater fermentation by the microbes in the hindgut.

Who Benefits? What types of horses would benefit from feeds processed by extrusion? 46

• High level performance horses: these horses need plenty of energy and typically consume large cereal grain meals. Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at feeding a 50:50 mix of hay cubes and processed barley (rolled, extruded or micronized), and measured cecal fermentation parameters to determine how much starch spilled over into the hindgut. They found that extruding or micronizing barley produced similar fermentation parameters in the hindgut as when the ponies were fed hay cubes alone, and suggested that these processing methods may help to minimized hindgut upsets. • Senior horses: with older horses and ponies, increasing the digestibility of the nutrients can help especially when dental concerns limit • Picky eaters: do you have a horse that turns his nose up at most feeds? Extruded feeds can help maximize nutrient digestibility and minimize meal size-meaning you can potentially provide your picky eater with the nutrients he needs in smaller meals • Hard keepers: just like with high level performance horses, feeding extruded products to hard keepers can help keep meal size lower while maximizing calorie digestion needed for increasing body condition.

Summary Processing horse feeds can help increase the utilization of nutrients by the digestive tract. Extrusion improves digestibility of starch, protein and fiber, by altering the structure of the molecules, exposing more of it to breakdown by digestive enzymes. Feeding extruded products can benefit several types of horses, including high level performance horses and seniors. Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, BUCKEYE™ Nutrition has been manufacturing quality products since 1910. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, implementing many programs mandated in human food manufacturing facilities. With the backing of WALTHAM®, a world-leading authority on pet care and widely renowned as an institution of the highest scientific caliber, our equine nutritionists provide scientifically-based equine nutritional solutions which guide our formulations and our BUCKEYE Nutrition brand promise of being the highest quality, fixed formula feeds available. BUCKEYE Nutrition is a 100 equine-focused company, 100 percent medicationfree facility, sourcing 100 percent traceable, pure ingredients for consistency. 800/898-9467.


April 2019


Dangers of

Improper Horse Fencing by Debbie Disbrow


ost fence and stall customers that I engage with are well meaning and thought out horse owners. When it comes to their horse fencing, they want safer alternatives with long lasting quality. They also want safety for their horses. We hear about all kinds of fence materials— board, bare wire, split rail, T-posts and strand fencing. We also hear about post choices that range from metal to railroad ties and even step in posts. Each horse owner is looking at cost as well as security. After being a horse owner for over 50 years and talking to horse owners for over 30 years about fencing and stalls, experience has its advantages. Knowing all of the outcomes from the fence choices that were just mentioned, let me give you some true life scenarios of how these materials work as fencing for horses. You can then make your own decision on what will work best for you, with your horses in mind.


Board fencing has been around for years. It is a go-to material for building. Many years ago, trees were not harvested as they are today. Old growth trees grew naturally in vast forests. Due to the competition with other trees to seek the sun, the trees grew slower and stronger. Around 1940 these forests that were harvested were replaced by tree farms that grew trees faster in open areas. Basically, without the competition of other trees, the growth is much faster and the trees can be harvested in 10-20 years rather than old growth that exceeded 100-300 years of growth per tree. To give you an idea of the difference, an old growth tree could have 27 rings (rings can be seen after a tree is cut, which gives strength), vs. a tree from a tree farm could have seven rings. So second and third generation wood, which is what we see today, it is much weaker and pulpy than in the past. Plus, the kicker is, we pay more now than ever before for board fencing. 48

Thought provoking facts: Weaker board breaks easier, faster and creates more splintering and maintenance. Painting costs raise the price of the wood dramatically and continues to do so every time it’s painted approximately every four to five years. What is the cost of injury to a horse from shattered boards and nails?

Bare Wire

Bare high tensile wire was brought to the United States from New Zealand purposefully for cattle. It was inexpensive and held pushy cattle herds. Additionally, tensile strength varied and without prestraightening, rolls and cut ends coiled like slinkies. Cattle hides are very sturdy, hence we use it for many products from shoes to satchels. The horse people caught onto an inexpensive fencing option —high tensile started to saturate the market. With it, came more injuries to horses than ever expected. Horses hides are very thin compared to cattle. Unfortunately, bare high tensile wire can cut into horses tendons and bone. I remember one customer that opted for wire over coated wire rails for their horses. I did a follow up call about three months later and they were distraught. The horses were spooked in the pasture and ran into the bare wire. As they put it, “the first horse did not make it, and each consecutive horse that ran after the first was injured.” Thought provoking facts: Barbed wire and bare high tensile wire can cut horses tendons and bone. Coated polymer wire, installed properly, will help stop severe injury and may only rub hair away. Its thicker coating reduces injury drastically.

T-Posts and Posting

T-posts have long been used for highway field fencing. The slender metal posts can be driven into the ground rather quickly in normal soils. When using metal T-posts with horses, the concern is that horses can impale themselves. I have talked to people HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

who have had horses that this has happened to and they regretted using them. There are metal T-post plastic top covers that can be used making them safer than the bare metal post. The best current choice for horse fencing posts would be wood or solid polymer. Be sure to have at least 3’ of the post in the ground for line posts and longer for corner posts. Additionally, your post heights should be 54”-56” above the ground. Post distances between the rails should be 8’ for small paddocks, 10’ for medium or 12’ for large pastures—and no further distances for horses. The further the distance between posts the easier it is for a horse to push the rail apart and get loose. In the past, as an expert witness for court trials with fence and horse related matters, loose horses can run into roads and injury can be devastating to all involved. Additionally, if your thinking of using Railroad ties, the treating contains carcinogens that are illegal. Often times the ties rot from the inside out and are not long lasting. S April 2019

Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club

Starting Up After a Long Winter Break PRESIDENT, Karen Taylor VICE PRESIDENT, Elly Magyar TREASURER, Pam Fritz SECRETARY, Sharon Schreiner EMAIL, PHONE, 419/787-9668

by Sharon Substanley Our first meeting of 2019 was held at Elly Magyar’s Prairie View Farm near Bellevue on March 3. After the business meeting, we shared an enjoyable lunch in the comfort of Elly’s cozy farm house and had some interesting conversations, catching up on all kinds of news from the winter months. Georgetta Meyer kept busy accepting membership renewals which are due every March. Still a bargain at just $15 for a single membership and $25 for a family, plus only $10 club

price for a Corral subscription. Georgetta will accept renewals at the next few meetings and new memberships throughout the year. Our new president, Karen Taylor, did a fine job of running her first meeting, and used her ‘antique gavel’ with a flourish when it was time to adjourn. Much of the meeting had to do with details about our biggest yearly endeavor, the horse show in Wellington, which will be held on June 2. Pam Fritz, show chairperson and treasurer, reported on expenditures for the show and informed us that every year expenses have gone up. We need the raffle and our sponsors in order to break even. Our members work hard at the show and also donate high quality raffle items. Many also sponsor classes with cash donations. The showbill is on our club Facebook page: Northern Ohio

Serena with fuzzy Midnight on a chilly day. Miniature Horse Club. If you wish to sponsor a class or donate a raffle item, contact Pam Fritz at 419/271-2176. If you have any questions about our club or the show, contact Sharon Schreiner, our club secretary, at nomhclub@gmail. com. Also look for our ad in this issue of the Corral. Our next meeting will be on April 7 at the home of Julie

Jessica Hawkin’s mini stallion, Tonto, waiting for spring. Thompson, 14220 Darrow Road, Vermilion, Ohio. We will be meeting our new announcer and show manager there, and we’ll continue preparing for our 22nd annual show to make it one of the best yet! Guests are welcome. Just let Sharon Schreiner or any of the officers know that you wish to come.

The Dangers of Improper Horse Fencing Continued

Step-In posts are made for temporary use such as rotational grazing. If using step-in posts, the most effective choice for the rail is electric. Thought provoking facts: The grass always looks greener on the other side and our horses will prove that if spacing is too great between posts. Metal T-posts are great for highway fencing, not horses. Metal T-post caps help to make them safer. Wooden pressure treated posts and solid polymer posts lessen injury with horses. Making your post spacing further apart, most often, will not save money. In the long run a few extra posts are worth not having a horse get loose. Beware of inexpensive posts. Most often, you always get what you pay for.

Older Fencing, Strand Fencing

Is your fencing old or is it time to redo some sections to make them safe? The best preventive to horse injury is to walk your fence lines regularly and mark any area that needs repair. We all know that broken posts, loose rails and protruding nails are an accident waiting to happen. As I have said so many times, one vet bill can be more expensive than one repair. Be sure your electric fence is on at all times. Thin stranded electric fencing used alone without other types of rails will not hold horses adequately—let alone without electric. Keep electric on at all times, horses respect it. One horse owner, that I remember, was boarding a few horses that broke out of a split rail fence. A neighbor, trying to help the situation, reached for the horses halter and was kicked— sometimes it’s not just about a horse injury, but injury also to people. Thought provoking facts: Older fence systems need to be repaired sooner than later to keep costs as low as possible and injury at bay. A ‘fast fix’ for older and damaged fence is electric that is kept on at all April 2019

times. Use 2, 3 or 4 rails (top, middle and bottom), to avoid horses coming in contact with the fence. The dangers of improper fencing can be avoided by using products made specifically for horses. Why take risks when quality horse fencing is available to you today? Debbie Disbrow, owner of RAMM Stalls and Horse Fencing, has over 45 years experience with horses and equine-related 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 www., or call 800/878-5644 for safer alternatives for your horses.



My Horse Anatomy

The Bermuda Triceps by Wendy L. Shaffer, MMCP®


he triceps brachii is a triangular shaped muscle mass with three branches of attachment to the skeleton. Its location, function and performance issues are quite similar in humans and horses. Let us consider the human arm as to the equine forelimb in structure. The triceps muscle of your upper arm is found running along the backside of your humerus bone between your shoulder and elbow. It is the only muscle in your body that can straighten your elbow joint. Working as an extensor muscle, contraction of your triceps allows you to reach for an object by lengthening, or extending, your upper limb. Performance of your triceps, along with the cooperation of your biceps muscle relaxing, dictates your ‘reach capacity’. If your elbow can only open 90 degrees instead of the full 180 degrees, your ability to reach across the table for your phone will be severely compromised. The distance you are able to cover is not only limited to your total arm length, but is greatly influenced by your elbow joint range of motion. In your horse, the triceps muscle is found in the forelimb inserting on the point of the elbow (olecranon process). The long head branches up to the shoulder blade, or scapula, while the lateral and medial heads span to humerus bone. The muscle performs the same main function of extending the elbow joint as it does in the human body. The reaching capacity example above is still relevant, but instead of reaching for an object like your phone, your horse’s front limb is reaching for the ground. Stride length and ground coverage is inherently affected by the health of the triceps. In addition, because it is involved with weight bearing, the equine triceps is responsible for assisting in stabilizing the front end while at rest and during locomotion, supplying elastic energy in gait push-offs, jumping take-offs, and also jump landings. The triceps also work with your biceps brachii muscle in the front of your humerus in an antagonistically (opposing) way when flexing your elbow. The flexing motion is called retraction of the forearm as the elbow bends. For example, when you bring your hand to your mouth, your biceps contract while your triceps relax. The term retraction is important in horse biomechanics too because it refers to the flexion phase of the stride following the stance phase in movement. The bottom attachments of the horse’s triceps on the point of the elbow play a part in retraction, especially when tucking the forelegs to clear a jump. Often times when I am performing bodywork I will feel spasms or tissue strain in the meaty part of the muscle near the bottom edge of the scapula and near the olecranon process insertion point. Tension in the triceps that presents as hardened knots can restrict the movement of both the elbow and the shoulder joints. Tightness, or muscle shortening, can create an altered flight path of the lower limb. The compensation pattern will have a tendency for the affected side to wing outward. This can be a very subtle alteration in the horse’s gait, effectively hiding the developing issue or allowing soundness to be perceived as restored. This unfortunately has the propensity to lead to further problems down the road, perhaps involving the more rigid structures of the limbs like tendons and ligaments. In humans, muscle tension existing in the triceps is known to cause five distinct pain patterns: 1) Back of the shoulder and the outer elbow; can refer pain into the upper trapezius and the base of the neck 2) Outer elbow extending down the back of the forearm (tennis elbow) 3) In the back of the upper arm; can compress the radial nerve, causing numbness in the thumb side of the forearm and hand 4) Elbow itself, making it hypersensitive to touch, unbearable to rest on a the arm of a chair, table, or countertop 5) Inner elbow extending to the inner forearm (golfer’s elbow) Achiness in the back of the forearm (on the top) and directly in the triceps muscle may be present. If the tension is really strong, you might experience pain in your small pinkie and ring fingers. When signs of strain like this occur, have no doubt the elbow joint will be weakened with both the actions of flexing and extending your arms inhibited. 50

Point of elbow and outline of triceps region. Is the horse’s muscular tension any less painful or restrictive than that of our own? Why can’t their radial nerve be compressed to the point of causing numbness down the lateral side of their foreleg just as yours and mine? Surely, it can. Surely, it does. Muscular lameness in horses is very hard to pin point, mostly in part because it will show intermittently. It may surface for a brief amount of time right after a soft tissue injury occurs. The lameness will probably disappear after a few days, seemingly all better. In reality, the return of soundness is not because the muscle fibers healed so quickly, but rather because the horse’s neuromuscular system instinctually found a way to alter the gait in order to avoid the pain. The pattern of intermittent or mystery lameness will continue until shut down or work refusal. Subtle changes in the horse’s performance or behavior should not be ignored. In review, the horse’s muscular system operation is similar to our own, such as demonstrated in this triceps brachii muscle comparison. In both structural bodies, the triangular muscle has 3 heads of attachment, one large branch spanning to edge of the shoulder blade and two smaller branches to the upper arm bone, the humerus. Motor control of the triceps muscle is provided by the radial nerve, which has branches continuing down into the lower forearm muscles. Tension and stress in the triceps brachii can restrict the range of motion of the elbow and shoulder joints, refer pain to other areas of the body, and affect overall comfort and performance of both species. Humans have the advantage over horses because we can verbalize our pain, chose to stop performing the actions causing us the trouble, and seek help to relieve it. Horses, on the other hand, mask and compensate until the point of unsoundness or what is deemed as behavioral issues are displayed. RESOURCES • Davies, C. and Davies, A. (2013). The trigger point therapy workbook. (3rd ed.). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc. • Smythe, R. , & Goody, P. (1973). Horse structure and movement. (3rd Rev. ed.). London: J. A. Allen & Co. Ltd.

Wendy Shaffer is a Certified Practitioner of the Masterson Method Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork®. Her company, Agile Equine Bodywork, is based in Trumbull County, Ohio. She helps horses release tension and stress in key junctions of the body that most affect performance by reading and responding to their body language. The Masterson Method of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork® is accredited and approved through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT), and Equine Therapies Association of Australia (ETAA). It is not a replacement for proper veterinary care.


April 2019

MAY 3-5, 2019 Hendricks County Fairgrounds & Conference Center • Danville, Indiana * Free Parking *

FOR ADVANCED TICKETS GO TO WWW.HOOSIERHORSEFAIR.ORG Vendors • Clinicians • Demonstrations • HORSES!!! April 2019



Palm Partnership TrainingE

Working at Liberty: Changing Directions by Lynn Palm


n the next two articles I am going to give you two methods to change your horse’s direction when working at liberty in a paddock or arena. Each technique eliminates the need to stop the horse and ‘manually’ turn him around so that he is facing in the opposite direction. Instead he will learn to respond to your commands to turn and change directions on his own as he travels on a ‘diagonal track’ across two of the paddock/arena’s diagonal corners. This allows him to keep his forward momentum as he changes direction.

Technique #1: Changing Directions At Liberty—with an Assistant This week I will describe how to change directions when you have another person to help you with the liberty lesson. I will describe this technique as if the horse is tracking to the right and you want him to change directions to track left. Both handlers working the horse at liberty should be correctly positioned on the paddock/arena’s centerline. Practice this at a walk before trying it at a trot. As the horse enters one of the paddock/arena’s narrow or ‘short’ sides, handler #1 (closest to him) moves off the centerline so that she is following the horse’s hindquarters with her whip low as she encourages him to move forward and through the corner. At the same time handler #2, at the opposite end of the paddock, turns to face handler #1 so she is watching the horse. As the horse comes into the short side, handler #1 opens her left arm so her whip points horizontally at the horse’s hindquarters to keep him moving forward. At the same time, handler #2 moves off the centerline and towards the fence line that the horse is preparing to travel down.

Handler #2 raises the whip in her right hand horizontally toward the fence to block the horse’s line of travel down the fence line. As the horse comes out of the second short corner, the only route for him to follow becomes a diagonal path between both handlers. As the horse follows a diagonal path across the paddock and passes handler #1, she switches the whip to her right hand. This gives a visual cue, like a pointer, for the horse to continue on the Lynn Palm diagonal track to the right. Once he’s crossed the centerline, handler #1 resumes her position on the centerline. Handler #2 takes over. She turns to follow his movement across the diagonal with her whip extended horizontally towards his hindquarters to encourage him to move forward through the new corner. He is now tracking to the left. Once the new direction is established, both handlers move back to their positions on the centerline and continue the liberty lesson. Working at liberty and changing directions really helps develop your eye and coordinate your reactions in relationship to the horse’s position. As you try these techniques, you will discover how critical your position and reactions are in getting the horse to respond correctly. If you find that the horse stops or turns when you are not asking him to make these changes, first reassess your position. Make sure the horse stays forward while changing direction at liberty. Use your whip behind him to encourage forward movement. If he gets anxious and increases his gait on his own, use a voice command to slow him down. Use your voice to keep his attention if he starts looking over the fence or gets distracted from you. Remember... in liberty work your voice is your main communication tool to ask the horse to respond to your commands. In the next article I’ll give you a technique for changing directions at liberty when working without an assistant. We’ll wrap up our liberty lessons with trouble shooting tips to help make liberty work an enjoyable and productive training tool for you and your horse. For more information about Lynn Palm, her trainings in Florida and other parts of the U.S., DVDs and more, visit or call 800/503-2824.

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April 2019




RANCH HORSE SHOWS Hosted by Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association

May 4

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



Show Begins at 9:15 a.m.


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SHOW FEES: Stalls, $30 or Jumpout $10 — Camping $30 Stalls required to be cleaned, $25 fine for uncleaned stall. Adult Non-Cattle Classes $10 — Adult Cattle Classes $30 Youth Non-Cattle Classes $5 — Youth Cattle Classes, $15


Entries for each class end one class ahead. Ranch Versatility & Rookie Ranch Rider must enter all classes before first class is shown. YEARLY OFQHA MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED: $20 Individual/$30 Family Arrive on Friday evening & practice cattle work at 7 p.m. $20 per run 3 min. Trail Class at 5-9 p.m. $5 per run 15 min. No trail practice on the day of the show! (parent/child/grandchildren, per family mailing address) SERIES CLASSES Versatility = 4, 7, 19, 24, & 31 (bold print) Rookie Rider of the Year = 13, 16, 29, & 33 (underlined) Classes 7-34 shown AT WILL in grass infield 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riders not in cattle classes should plan to go between 9:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available on grounds. Camping with electric/water and plenty of stalls available for your horse. Call Donnie Uffner for Stall Reservations.

Freestyle Reining August 30, 2019 Special awards given for this event. Sign up in advance with your music!

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

DON'T MISS OUT! 2019 Friday Night Fundamentals of Cow Work Clinics Novice and Youth Riders 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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

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8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Cutting (Herd Work) Y-Cutting (Herd Work) Green Cutting (Herd Work) Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) Y-Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) Green Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) Working Ranch/Cow Horse (Rein, Box, Fence & Rope or circle) Ranch Roping Y-Ranch Roping Roping Working Cow (Box, Fence, Circle) Ranch Boxing (Rein & Box) Green Boxing Boxing Y-Boxing W/T Ranch Riding ** Y-W/T Ranch Riding **

18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34.

Y-W/T/L Ranch Riding ** Ranch Riding W/T/L** Green Reiner Y-Reiner Ranch Reining Jackpot Barrels Ranch Conformation 3+ Y-Ranch Conformation Ranch Conform. 2 & Under Ranchmanship** Y-Ranchmanship** W/T Ranchmanship** Y-W/T Ranchmanship** Ranch Trail** Y-Ranch Trail** W/T Ranch Trail** Y-W/T Trail**

**Same horse/rider combination. Cannot cross enter W/T & W/T/L classes.

OFQHA President: Donnie Uffner, (740) 877-7993 Vice President: Jennifer Hohmann, (724) 321-7229



Pinto Horse Association of Ohio 2019 Show Dates


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

LOTS O’ SPOTS July 20-21

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


22nd Annual


Fulton County Fairgrounds 8514 SR 18, Wauseon, OH 43567


FALL WIND UP September 28-29

Henry Co. Saddle Club Grounds 2221 N. Memorial Drive New Castle, IN 47362

Eden Park Equestrian Complex 2607 Blayney Road Sunbury, OH 43074

for show information!

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club


Judge: Chris Strine


JUNE 2, 2019 • 9 A.M. Rain or Shine!

Trophies awarded for all first place winners of the different divisions, as well as Grand, Reserve and Supreme Mares, Geldings and Stallions.

CHAMPIONSHIP HALTER CLASSES FOR MINIATURE HORSES (38” & UNDER) Fees: $5 per class Office Fee: $3 per horse A wide variety of 41 classes will be offered and trophies awarded for all first place winners, including:


Food T on grouruck nds! **** Raffle

For more information: Sharon Schreiner at • Pam Fritz (419) 271-2176 • Elly Magyar 419-271-6008

Complete Showbill can be found on the Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Facebook page! 56


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April 2019

Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2019 Fun Shows

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: June 9) Judge: Amber Wise

5 Ribbons Awarded For Each Class!

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Sonya Pitts

SUNDAY, JULY 21 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: Aug. 8) Judge: Eric Schultz

SUNDAY, AUG. 11 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Amber Wise

CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDED FOR 5 SHOW SERIES (3 at Lewis Rd.) for Select Equitation Classes (2 at Carlisle Equestrian)

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 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 Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 10. Walk-Trot Pleasure 18 & Over English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 11. **Walk-Trot Equitation 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 12. Walk-Trot Pleasure 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 13. **Walk-Trot Bareback Equitation All Ages Rider Cannot Enter in Class 14 14. **Open Bareback Equitation (WTC or WJL) All Ages Rider Cannot Enter in Class 13 15. Gaited Pleasure (Walk/Pleasure Gait Only) 16. Generation Gap (Walk/Trot) - Carlisle Show Trail - Lewis Rd. Show Course description & rules posted at registration area. Entry Fees: $5 per class or $35 for 7 classes or more. MUST BE THE SAME HORSE/EXHIBITOR TEAM. Riders, spectators & volunteers are welcome at all our events. Food will be onsite and rescue horses present. SHOW RULES 1. Walk-trot classes are open to riders who have never competed in any class requiring a canter - riders may only cross enter into other walk-trot classes. 2. Registration must be made at least two (2) classes prior to your class - for a refund, you must cancel two (2) classes prior to your class - no refund after class has started. 3. Proper show attire is optional - long pants and boots required. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18 on a horse on the show grounds.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (No rain date) Judge: Jay Lanzer

Shows begin at 9 a.m.

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) Riders must be 39 years of age or older 22. Musical Sacks (Walk/Trot - No Dismount) Canter Class Horses May Enter This Class 23. Pre Walk-Trot Keyhole Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby. 24. Keyhole (Walk/Trot Horses Only - No Canter Div.) May not enter both keyhole classes 25. Keyhole - Open (Walk/Trot/ Canter Division) May not enter both keyhole classes 26. Pre Walk-Trot Barrel (same rules as class 23) 27. Barrel - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 28. Barrel - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 29. Egg & Spoon (Walk/Trot) Canter Class Riders May Enter This Class 30. Carrot Race - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 31. Carrot Race - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 32. Pre Walk-Trot Pole Bending Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby 33. Pole Bending - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 34. Pole Bending - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25)

4. Walk/Trot/Canter riders may NOT enter into Walk/Trot classes. The exception is Musical Sacks and Egg and Spoon. 5. Pre Walk-Trot: Riders more advanced than lead line but not ready for regular W/T classes. Riders learning to transition on their own to regular W/T classes. NEW: some game classes. Handler nearby. Proceeds to benefit Angels Haven Horse Rescue to aid in the care and comfort of their rescue horses and to the Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks for improving the show grounds. Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks and Angels Haven Horse Rescue or anyone connected with the show, will not assume responsibility for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons, animals or property. Angels Haven Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer based organization.

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

Check Facebook for weather updates: Visit for complete showbills, rules and other 2019 Events! April 2019



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.

All Shows Start at 10 a.m.

2019 Open Contest Shows

April 20 • May 25 • June 15 • July 27 August 17 • September 21 • October 19

*1. *2. *3. *4.

Walk Trot Stakes Walk Trot Poles Walk Trot Barrels Walk Trot Ball Race Speed classes will not start before Noon

*5. *6. *7. *8. *9. *10.

Small Fry Ball Race Youth Ball Race Open Ball Race Small Fry Stakes Youth Stakes Open Stakes

*11. *12. 13. *14. *15. *16.

*Represents point classes for year-end awards. Walk Trot Adult Walk Trot Small Fry Youth Open 30 & Over Exhibition

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

Payback Ribbons for 1st-5th (18 & 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% 2 minute time limit

For More Info.: VP Contest Rich Gortner (330) 466-1171 President Charlene Clark (330) 317-2273

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

Speed Cla sses will not sta rt before noo n

*17. 18. *19. *20. *21. *22.

30 & Over Poles Exhibition Barrels Small Fry Barrels Youth Barrels Open Barrels 30 & Over Barrels

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.

2019 Fun Shows

April 26 • May 10 • May 31 • June 21 July 19 • August 9 • August 30 October 4 • October 18 Shows start at 7 p.m.

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

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


Charity Ride-A-Thon April 27

Registration: 12:30 p.m. • Event: 1:30 p.m. *******

Bring your horse and ride with us for a couple hours on our trails and roads surrounding the Saddle Club grounds for a scenic and pleasant ride while helping support local charities. Minimum donation: $10 Donations of $100 or more earn a Saddle Club T-shirt. ******* Donors can choose from several worthy local charities. You can assure them 100% of their money will go to the charity. ******* We will guide and escort riders for safety reasons. Please wear bright colors.

For More Information (419) 869-7306 email:

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. 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/Tshirts 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 and points. Subject to decision of 2 or more board members present at the show.



April 2019

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.

Shows begin at 10 a.m.

2019 Pleasure Open Point Shows May 11 • June 8 • July 13 • August 10

September 28 will be a rain date only if two (2) shows are cancelled

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Showmanship 19 & Over (E/W) (H/P) Showmanship 18 & Under (E/W) (H/P) Lead-Line & Small Fry Showmanship H/P, E/W Open W/T Schooling (H/P) (E/W) (not Judged) W-T Pleasure all ages (E/W) (H/P)

6. 7. 8. 9.

W-T Horsemanship/Equitation all ages (H/P) CLASS FEE: All classes $5. Rosettes Lead line 8 and under (H/P (E/W) 1st-5th. Small Fry W/T Pleasure 8 & Under (E/W) (H/P) $4 Grounds Fee - Non Members. No cross entering: Small Fry —Leadline — Small Fry W/T Horsemanship/Equitation W/T — Canter with the same horse and rider 8 & Under (H/P) combination. Trail Class (All Ages) W-T-C (E/W) NEW THIS YEAR: You cannot cross enter Trail Class Walk Trot (all Ages) (E/W) Ranch Horse and Regular Pleasure classes Trail Class Small Fry (E/W) with same horse. Trail Class Lead line 8 & under Walk (E/W) Back # goes with horse and rider combo. Open Schooling Class (W-T-C) (not Judged) Keep the same back # for the year. Pleasure Class 19 & Over (H/P) (E/W) Pleasure Class 18 & Under (H/P) E/W Information & Entry Forms: Horsemanship / Equitation (19 and Over H/P) Angie Didinger Horsemanship / Equitation (18 & Under H/P) 330-201-1022 Open Ranch Horse Pleasure (not eligible in class 15 or 16)

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FOR YEAR-END POINTS: • Must be a member before year-end points will count. • You must show in the class in one over half the shows. • You must work 4 hours at any 2019 W.C.S.C. funcation. Riders over the age of 18 must work their hours.

PAC Approved!

Annual Roundup October 12-13

• FREE FUN SHOW on Saturday at 1 p.m. Contest and Pleasure classes. • Gospel singing at 7 p.m. • Overnight camping is available/no hook-ups • Worship Sunday morning followed by more equine activities afternoon. For More Information Stan Bosler 330-607-5106 or Sylvia Kinkel 419-468-3012

2019 Open Speed Shows

Exhibition starts at 11 a.m. • Show starts at 1 p.m. Will update website and Facebook! Grounds Fee: $4 (non-WCSC members)

June 23 (IBRA, NPBA sanctioned) • July 14 (IBRA, NPBA sanctioned) • August 4 (NBHA, NPBA sanctioned) ** Rain Date: September 1 **

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$4 $22





Exhibition Barrels (11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) 4-D $200-Added Open Barrels

can roll over time to other barrel classes

3-D Master Barrels (ages 40+) (NBHA ONLY: Senior Barrels, ages 50+) 3-D Adult Barrels (ages 19-39) (8/4/19 NBHA Only: ages 19-49)

Can call or text ahead to sign up for exhibition classes the day of the show! (330) 466-2749

**5. 6. 7.

$12 $4 $17

8. 9. 10.

$7 $7 $7

OH 00, 08

3-D Youth Barrels (ages 18 & under) Exhibition Poles (25 slots maximum) 3-D $100-Added Open Poles can roll over time to Master & Adult ONLY 3-D Master Poles (ages 40+) 3-D Adult Poles (ages 19-39) 3-D NPBA Youth Poles (ages 18 & under)

**Denotes classes with 80% payback 8/4/19 ONLY!

Questions/Comments call or text Matt Schaaf (330) 466-2749

Neither WCSC, NPBA, IBRA, or any of its representatives will assume any responsibility for any loss due to accident, injury or theft suffered. NBHA Disclaimer: NBHA classes, NBHA rules will apply. Grounds fee $4 per horse. No tabs, cash-only for entries. 70% payback for NBHA sanctioned show dates, unless class is other noted with **. Entries for classes will close when the first horse in that class runs. $3 of each entry in NBHA classes will be paid to NBHA for district and state awards. $10 non-member fee will apply to NBHA classes if proof of membership is not provided. Must present membership at entry booth. Fee waived if you volunteer for 1 hour at show. Prize money not picked up within 14 days becomes property of show committee. Violation of dress code (no tank tops or ball caps) results in a $15 fine and payback witheld until paid. In case of bad weather call before you haul.

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. 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/Tshirts 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 and points. Subject to decision of 2 or more board members present at the show.

April 2019





April 2019


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

**Class 6, 10, 25 Entry Fee: $5


11th Annual All-Breed Horse Show JULY 27, 2019

9:30 AM

Alexandria Fairgrounds • 100 Fairgrounds Road • Alexandria, Kentucky 1. Appaloosa Halter (entries not eligible for any other halter classes) 2. Stock Horse Halter 3. English Halter 4. Arabian/Half Arabian Halter 5. Mule Hunter 6. Stick Horse Class, Ages 3-7 yrs.** 7. Paso Fino, Performance, Ages 7-17 8. Open Single Horse/Pony - Turn Out Trad. Vehicle 9. Country Pleasure, Gaited 18 & Up 10. Leadline Class - Ages 2-8 yrs. Leader must be 18 yrs. or older 11. Country Pleasure, Gaited, 7-17, Walk Favorite Gait 12. Pair/Multiple - Working Pleasure 13. Paso Fino Performance, 18 & up 14. Road Pony to Bike, Speed Only 15. English Equitation, Hunt Seat, Open Walk, Trot, Canter, Rail Work only (No Pattern) 16. Novice Walk-Trot***Rider may not have won a blue ribbon prior to this show. 17. Pleasure Driving, Gaited LUNCH BREAK 18. Pleasure Driving Cones Pony/Horse

19. Pony Pleasure (under 14.2 hands), Walk-Trot, Ages 7-17 yrs. (Horse & Rider Combo not eligible for any canter classes) 20. English Equitation, Open (Walk, Trot, Canter) 21. Pair/Multiple Reinsmanship 22. Hunter Under Saddle - Open 23. Walk-Trot Pleasure, English - Rider 7-17 yrs. (Horse & Rider Combo not eligible for any canter classes) 24. Paso Fino Pleasure, Ages 18 & up 25. Stick Horse Costume - 3-7 yrs.** 26. Arabian Hunter Pleasure 27. Road Horse to Bike, Speed Only 28. English Pleasure - Hunt Seat, Ages 7-17 (Walk, Trot, Canter) 29. Single Horse/Pony - Reinsmanship 30. Walking Horse Pleasure, Trail, Walk, Pleasure Gait 31. Paso Fino Pleasure, Ages 7-17 32. Gaited Trail Pleasure, 18 & up (Walk Favorite Gait) 33. Arabian English Pleasure 34. Novice Gaited Pleasure (Walk Favorite Gait) 35. Western Pleasure, Age 7-17, Walk/ Jog (Horse and Rider Combo not eligible in any canter/lope classes) 36. Jack Benny Walk/Trot - Rider 39 yrs. and over

• 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. • 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. • Age of rider as of date of show. • Riders may exhibit only in the age group for which they are eligible.

Charles Poppe • (513) 315-7143 April 2019

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Dressage Type Single Horse/Pony Working Pleasure English Pleasure - Saddleseat Gaited Trail Pleasure, Ages 7-17, Walk Favorite Gait Ladies Western Pleasure Western Pleasure, Ages 7-17 Paso Fino Costume Appaloosa Ranch Rail Pleasure 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 Sport Horse Under Saddle Hunt Type Western Horsemanship, Ages 7-17, Walk, Jog, Lope, Rail Work Only. No Pattern Appaloosa Costume Bareback Equitation/Horsemanship Open Costume Walking Horse Country Pleasure, Open (Walk, Running Walk)

• Dogs shall be confined to trailers, stalls, or kept on leashes at all times • Entry booth will open Saturday, July 27 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 $25 for the first day, and $15 for the second day. Stalls will be available beginning at 4 p.m. July 26, 2019 thru 8 a.m. July 28, 2019, and includes 1 bag of shavings. Additional shavings will be available for purchase on site. Reservations for stalls will be accepted. Contact Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976. Stalls must be stripped prior to leaving grounds or be charged $35. NO STRAW PLEASE! • Electric hook-ups can be reserved for $25 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. The Northern Kentucky Horse Network thanks our Friends & Show Sponsors: Alexandria Fair & Horse Show HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

Jim Mayer • (859) 496-4976 63


Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio

MAY 5, 2019

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)

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

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)

17. 18. 19. 20. 21.


Deputy Marguerite Smith and Ron & Pat Seeley Memorial Classes

English Equitation (14 to 18) English Equitation (19 and over) English Pleasure (13 and under) English Pleasure (14 to 18) English Pleasure (19 and over) SHORT BREAK: BRINGING OUT RESIDENTS FOR RECOGNITION — 10 MINUTES

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.

• 60 Second Gate rule will be enforced to move the show along quickly! • *Generation Gap - Please choose rider to receive points, only one rider can receive points.

FMI: 330-722-2342 or Email: See us on Facebook/Medina Kids Care!

Kids Care, County Home or anyone affiliated with show not responsible for loss or injury. Thank you to all of our sponsors!! 64


April 2019

36th Annual COSCA Benefit Horse Show

Saturday & Sunday, June 1 & 2, 2019 • Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio Check for more COSCA approved show dates & showbills! Show High Points and Reserve High Points in Walk-Trot, Youth 13 & under, Youth 14-18, Adult 19 & over and Ranch.



Saturday: Amy Hoelscher Preston, Hilliard, OH Sunday: Hillary McGowan, North Jackson, OH *Denotes COSCA non-point class. # To be eligible to show in the Paint/Pinto classes, solid horses must have registered papers from the American Paint Horse Association (APHA).

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1 • 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 Pintos) - 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 Pintos) - 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

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Jack Benny Pleasure - 39 Yrs. & over - H/P, E/W, S/M/G Youth Western Pleasure - 18 Yrs. & under - H/P, M/G 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 Pintos) - S/M/G 4-H Western Horsemanship – 8-18 yrs – H/P, M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Western Pleasure - All Ages - S/M/G 4-H Western Pleasure – 8-18 yrs – H/P, M/G Ladies’ Western Pleasure Horses - 18 Yrs. & over - S/M/G Western Hack Horse — S/M/G


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

SUNDAY, JUNE 2 • 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. *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. Adult Open English Pleasure Horse 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 82. Reg. Paso Fino Pleasure Horses Adults 18 Yrs. & Over 83. Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited Amateur English Country Pleasure 84. Youth English Pleasure – 18 Yrs. & under – H/P, M/G 85. Adult Open English Equitation – 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 86. Youth English Equitation – 13 yrs & under – H/P, M/G 87. Youth English Equitation – 14-18 Yrs. – H/P, M/G 88. Reg. TWH English Lite Shod Specialty - S/M/G 89. Registered Paso Fino Performance Horses Adults 18 Yrs. & Over Break

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


• Jackpot Classes $15 - 5 Payback of 35%, 20%, 15%, 5%, 5% • All Other Classes $5 - One set of ribbons will be awarded in each class to 5 places. No payback. • Stalls will be available AFTER 6 p.m. on Friday on a RESERVED FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, and WITH ADVANCED PAYMENT ONLY. Cost of stalls is $15 per day. No bedding will be provided. No bedding will be offered for sale. • Grounds Fee $5 per horse per day will be charged for all horses showing out of a trailer. • Office Fee $5 per horse per day. • Camper Fee: $20 per day. • Food available on grounds. • All Registered Classes require registration papers and MUST be presented to the Show Secretary. • Walk-trot classes are open to exhibitors who have not cantered at a COSCA show in the current show season. • COSCA rules shall supersede all other association rules & stewards, including individual county 4-H rules for this show; however, it is each 4-H exhibitor’s responsibility to remain within their own county rules. Check your county rules! • Exhibitors may not cross entry between Ranch classes and Western Pleasure classes at the same show. • This show is open to all exhibitors. No spectators gate admission will be charged. • Entries close 2 classes prior. 2-minute gate call will be strictly enforced from when the first horse enters the ring. • NO ENTRY FEE REFUNDS WITHOUT VALID VET EXCUSE. 90. Pleasure Driving - Open – H/P, S/M/G 91. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Mounted Native Costume - S/M/G 92. Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (Canter) - S/M/G 93. Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited Park Full Mane & Tail 94. Registered Paso Fino Pleasure Horses Youth 17 Yrs. & under 95. Pleasure Driving: Reinsmanship 96. Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship 11-18 Yrs. H/P, E/W, M.G 97. English Road Hack Horses - S/M/G 98. Easy Gaited Pleasure (No Canter) - 17 Yrs. & under 99. Walk-Trot Pleasure 11-18 Yrs. – H/P, E/W, M/G 100. English Bridle Path Horses - S/M/G 101. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Open - S/M/G 102. Reg. Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horses – Open 103. Reg. TWH English Lite Shod (Canter) - S/M/G 104. Reg. American Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure 105. Registered Paso Fino Performance Horses Youth 17 Yrs. & under Short Break 106. Jackpot Open Western Pleasure Horse – S/M/G 107. Open Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter) - S/M/G 108. Adult Open Western Pleasure Horses 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 109. Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Western Pleasure - S/M/G 110. Youth Western Pleasure – 18 Yrs. & under – H/P, M/G 111. Reg. Morgan Western Pleasure Horses – S/M/G 112. Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter) 17 Yrs. & Under 113. Adult Western Horsemanship – 19 Yrs. & over – S/M/G 114. Adult Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship 19 Yrs. & over – H/P, E/W, S/M/G 115. Youth Western Horsemanship – 13 Yrs. & under - H/P, M/G 116. Youth Western Horsemanship – 14-18 Yrs. – H/P, M/G 117. Adult Walk-Trot Pleasure 19 Yrs. & over H/P, E/W, S/M/G

FMI: Rachel Zielinski • 16650 Crowley Rd., Grafton, OH 44044 • (440) 864-3209 — Stall Reservations: Barb Nixon, (330) 607-5681 April 2019



AVON LAKE SADDLE CLUB • 2019 SHOW SERIES Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

Saturday, June 1 • 11 a.m. Judge: Phil Harstine


ALTERNATIVE CLASS: For children/adults with challenges to showcase their equestrian skills. Participants may lead or ride their horse/pony/mini. NO CROSS ENTERING except for Jackpot classes/WT Barrels/Mystery classes.

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

Alternative Class (M,H,P) Open Halter - All Breeds (M,H,P) Reg. Halter - All Breeds (M,H,P) Ranch Conformation Youth Halter (M,H,P) Youth Showmanship Adult Showmanship Leadline Pleasure (10 & Under) Leadline Equitation (10 & Under) Open W/T Training Class (E/W) Open W/T Pleasure (E/W) Youth W/T English Pleasure


Saturday, June 15 • 11 a.m. Judge: Sam Chestnut

ENTRY FEES: NO REFUNDS! Grounds/Office Fee: $3 per exhibitor/horse combination Regular Classes: $7/class or $35 all day fee Jackpot Classes: $15/class

MEMBERSHIPS: Receive a free subscription to the Horsemen’s Corral! $20/Family; $15/Individual

13. Youth W/T English Equitation — BREAK — 14. Ranch W/T Pleasure 15. Youth W/T Western Pleasure 16. Youth W/T Western Horsemanship 17. Open W/T Barrels 18. Mystery Class (Want a class added? Come to the entry booth and tell us. If 3 or more exhibitors sign up, we’ll run it!) — BREAK — 19. Open Driving - Horse 20. Open Driving - Mini/Pony 21. Open Training Class (E/W) 22. Adult W/T Pleasure (E/W)

Saturday, May 11 • 11 a.m.

CLASS FEES: $5 Class OFFICE FEE: $3 Per Horse CLASS A: Horses 34” & Under CLASS B: Horses Over 34” to 38” PONY: Over 38”

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Judge: Jim Hale

PAYBACK: Open/Adult: Must have minimum of 7 entries. 1st $8, 2nd $7, 3rd $6, 4th & 5th ALSC Bucks ($1 off next show entry fees) Jackpot Classes: 50% entry fees paid as follows: 1st 40%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 15%, 4th 10%

YOUTH/LEADLINE: 1st Ribbon and Prize. 2nd-5th Ribbon and ALSC Bucks ($1 off next show entry fees)

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Adult W/T Equitation (E/W) Jackpot Open W/T Pleasure (E/W) Jackpot English Equitation Open English Pleasure Youth English Pleasure Youth English Equitation — BREAK — Ranch Pleasure Ranch Riding Youth Western Pleasure Youth Western Horsemanship Adult Pleasure (E/W) Adult Equitation (E/W) Open Western Pleasure Jackpot Western Pleasure


(Fuzzy Show, no clipping needed) Judge: Sonya Pitts

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Saturday, July 13 • 11 a.m.

Mare 2 years and under (A) Mare 2 years and under (B) Mare 3 years and older (A) Mare 3 years and older (B)

Youth 12 and under may not show a stallion with the exception on weanling and yearling colts. Please request tack changes at least 2 classes in advance.

Grand & Reserve Champion Miniature Mare (1st & 2nd place winners from classes 1-4)

Multi-Color Mare Solid Color Mare Stallion 2 years and under (A) Stallion 2 years and under (B) Stallion 3 years and over (A) Stallion 3 years and over (B)

Grand & Reserve Champion Miniature Stallion (1st & 2nd place winners from classes 7-10)

11. Multi-Color Stallion 12. Solid Color Stallion 13. Gelding 2 years and under (A)

Saturday, July 20 • 11 a.m. Judge: Dennis Clement

Judges decision is final! Ribbons 1st through 5th. Grand Champion Miniature Mare, Stallion and Gelding. Reserve Grand Champions and

14. Gelding 2 years and under (B) 15. Gelding 3 years and over (A) 16. Gelding 3 years and over (B) 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

Grand & Reserve Champion Miniature Gelding (1st & 2nd place winners from classes 13-16)

Multi-Color Gelding Solid Color Gelding Miniature Donkey Halter Stock Mini Halter Pony Halter

Supreme Halter Champion (Mare, Stallion & Gelding Grand Champion winners Miniature Division, Stock & Miniature Donkeye & Pony 1st place winners)

— LUNCH BREAK — Classes are for Miniature Horses & Donkeys: 22. Leadline 22. Youth Showmanship (12 years & under)

Supreme Miniature Halter Horse: Special Awards. Before leaving the show grounds, please clean up your horses’ manure.

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Youth Showmanship (13 years & over) Youth Showmanship (13 years & over) Adult Showmanship (19 years & over) Open Adaptive Showmanship Youth Pretty Face (18 years & under) Adult Pretty Face (19 years & over) (No horse from class 25) 29. Youth Pleasure Driving (18 years & under, wearing a helmet is required) 30. Adult Pleasure Driving (19 years & older)

31. 32. 33. 34.

Open Fun Classes for Kids & Adults: In-Hand Obstacles In-Hand 3-Cone Race (timed) Jumping (timed) Costume Class


The 13th Annual Hay Day event for children/adults with challenges will run 12-4 p.m. Our hope is that you plan on staying to offer horseback rides, cart rides and petting and grooming interaction for our attendees. The horse activities are always the biggest attraction during Hay Day. We will also have free concessions!

Saturday, September 7 • 9 a.m. Judge: Kory Klier-Warthling

The ALSC waived the grounds fee for this date. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Open Halter (M, H,P) Youth Halter Adult Halter Halter Mares 38” & Under Halter Geldings 38” & Under

YOUTH: 17 Years & Under. ADULT: 18 Years & Over H-HORSE; P-PONY; M-MINIATURE

6. Halter Stallions 38” & Under 7. Youth Showmanship 8. Youth Showmanship 38” & Under 9. Adult Showmanship


10. Adult Showmanship 38” & Under BREAK FOR TACK CHANGES 11. Leadline (10 & Under) 12. Open W/T Pleasure (E/W)

13. Youth Pleasure (E/W) 14. Adult Pleasure (E/W) 15. Open Pleasure (E/W) BREAK FOR TACK CHANGES 16. Open Driving (M, H, P)

FMI: Kathleen Azzarello (440) 536-0145 or 66


AWARDS: Youth/Leadline: 1st Ribbon & Prize. 2-5th place: Ribbon. Open/Adults: Ribbons 1st-5th place.

Avon Lake Saddle Club, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any accidents or injuries.

April 2019

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

May 19

Starting Time: 10 a.m.

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2019 Open Pleasure Horse Shows

PAC Approved! Food Booth on Grounds!

June 9

Billie Jo Chapman

Open Fitting and Grooming Mini/Pony Halter, 57” & under Quarter Horse Halter Open Halter (no Quarter Horse or mini/pony) **Open Jackpot Halter Leadline Showmanship 7 yrs. & under Small Fry Showmanship 12 yrs. & under (Classes run concurrently) Judged separate: spotter required) Showmanship 19 & over Showmanship 14-18 yrs. old Showmanship 13 & under (no cross enter to small fry) **Open $100 Jackpot Showmanship Leadline 7 & under E/W, Spotter required 15-MINUTE BREAK Mini Driving **Schooling Class W/T Small Fry Equitation 12 & under E/W No cross enter Small Fry Pleasure 12 & under E/W, No cross enter **Open $100 Walk Trot Pleasure Jackpot E/W English Pleasure 19 & over English Pleasure 14-18 years

June 30

July 21

Adam Guiste

Sherry Napier

19. English Pleasure 13 & under, no cross Small Fry 20. Walk Trot English Plesure All Ages, no cross enter 21. Open Junior English Pleasure Horse (horse 5 & under) 22. Open Senior English Pleasure Horse (horse 6 & over) 23. **Open $100 Jackpot English Pleasure 24. Walk Trot English Equitation all ages, no cross enter 25. English Equitation 19 & over 26. English Equitation 14-18 years old 27. English Equitation 13 & under, no cross enter Small Fry 28. **Open $100 Jackpot English Equitation 29. Open Jack Benny Walk Trot E/W 39 & over 30. Walk Trot Generation Gap (10 year gap with oldest first) BREAK 31. **W/T/C Schooling Class 32. **Open $500 Jackpot Walk Trot Pleasure E/W 33. Western Pleasure 19 & over 34. Western Pleasure 14-18 35. Western Pleasure 13 & under, no cross small fry)


August 4 Phil Herstine

August 18

Chelsea Workman

36. Open Junior Western Pleasure Horse (horse 5 & under) 37. Open Senior Western Pleasure Horse (horse 6 & over) 38. **Open $100 Jackpot Western Pleasure 39. Walk Trot Western Pleasure All Ages, no cross enter 40. Western Horsemanship 19 & over 41. Western Horsemanship 14-18 42. Western Horesmanship 13 & under (no cross enter Small Fry) 43. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship all ages, no cross enter 44. Open Ranch 45. Open Walk Trot Ranch Pleasure No Cross Enter **Denotes non-point classes FEES: Regular Classes $5. Leadline Classes $3. $100 Jackpot Classes $10. $500 Jackpot Classes $20. Grounds/ Office Fee: $4/member; $8/non-members 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

2019 Contest Horse Shows

Walk/Trot Classes start promptly at 10 a.m. Remaining classes will start NO earlier than 12 noon.

May 12 • June 2 • July 14 • August 11 • September 1 & 15 • October 6 & 20 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 12. Youth Stakes 13. Open Stakes 14. Open Flags 15. Open Down and Back 16. Open Keyhole 17. Open Scurry Race 18. Open Figure 8 Stakes

FEES — CASH OR CHECK ONLY 19. Exhibition Poles ($2/run, 2 min. time limit)* MEMBERS: Walk/Trot (lead-in/youth/adult) $3. Small Fry $3. Youth $4. Open $5. Exhibition $2. Grounds Fee 20. Small Fry Poles $2/horse & rider combo. No office fee. 21. Youth Poles NON MEMBERS: Walk/Trot (lead-in/youth/adult) $4. 22. Open Poles Small Fry $4. Youth $5. Open $6. Exhibition $2. Grounds Fee $5/horse & rider combo. Office Fee $2. 23. Exhibition Barrels ($2/run, 2 min. time limit)* Must participate in 3 shows to qualify for year-end awards. No cross entries same horse/rider in walk/trot 24. Small Fry Barrels & canter classes. MSC reserves the right to limit entries 25. Youth Barrels in exhibition classes. First come first serve, $2 entry 26. Open Barrels with a 2-min. time limit. 27. Jackpot Barrels *Denotes non-point classes. Proper show attire required for all $10 entry fee riders: jeans/long pants, boots, shirts w/sleeves. No shorts, tank 50% payback tops, athletic shoes or flip flops/sandals for riders. No exceptions!

2019 Fun Shows

April 28 and October 13 • 11

$1 a cla ss! Unlimit ed r uns ! w a.m. ith Payout!!

Enter as many times as you would like, only fastest time will count. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Stakes Flags Down & Back Cake Walk

5. 6. 7. 8.

Poles Mystery Barrels Ball Race

T-shirt, jeans and boots MUST BE WORN. NO TANK TOPS! PAYOUT 1st $4 • 2nd $3 • 3rd $2 • 4th $1 There must be 10 or more in a class to get payout!

ALL SHOWS HELD AT THE MSC SHOW GROUNDS 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH 44647 DIRECTIONS: 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). FOOD BOOTH ON GROUNDS

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 MSC reserves the right to combine, split (20 or more entries) or cancel any class. All entries must be made 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.

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April 2019

For more information contact Katti Leitner (419) 376-4895

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April 2019




August 24-25, 2019 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

SATURDAY • 8:30 A.M.

$500 Open Showmanship $100 Showmanship 35 & Over $100 Showmanship 19-34 $100 Showmanship Youth 16-18 $100 Showmanship Youth 13-15 $100 Showmanship Youth 12 & Under Showmanship Non-Stock Type Showmanship W/T 19 & Over Showmanship W/T 18 & Under Showmanship Small Fry 9 & Under Shankless Showmanship All Ages $250 Open Halter $100 Halter Mares 4 & Over, Stock Type $100 Stallions/Geldings 4 & Over, Stock Type 15. $100 Junior Horse Halter 3 & Under 16. $100 Open Halter Non-Stock Type 17. $100 Open Halter Minis/Ponies 18. Open Color (judged 100% on color) 19. $100 Yearling/2-Year-Old Lunge Line 20. Leadline Rider 8 & Under — BREAK — 21. $100 Saddle Type W/T Pleasure 22. $100 Saddle Type Pleasure 23. Saddle Type Equitation 24. $500 Open English W/T Pleasure 25. $250 Non-Pro English W/T Pleasure 26. $100 2 & 3 Yr. Old English Pleasure 27. $100 Youth English W/T Pleasure 28. $100 Adult English W/T Pleasure

29. $100 Open 2-Gaited Pleasure 30. Open 2-Gaited Equitation/HMS 31. $500 Open English Pleasure 32. $250 Non-Pro English Pleasure 33. $100 English Pleasure 35 & Over 34. $100 English Pleasure 19-34 35. $100 English Pleasure 16-18 36. $100 English Pleasure 13-15 37. $100 English Pleasure 12 & Under 38. $100 Sr. Horse English Pleasure 6 & Over 39. English Equitation W/T 18 & Under 40. English Equitation W/T 19 & Over 41. English Equitation 35 & Over 42. English Equitation 19-34 43. English Equitation 16-18 44. English Equitation 13-15 45. English Equitation 12 & Under 46. $100 Open Pleasure Driving 47. Open Driven Reinsmanship Complimentary Exhibitors Dinner Saturday Night

SUNDAY • 8:30 A.M.

(Trail judged in separate ring at will) 48. Trail in Hand 49. W/T Trail 50. Youth Trail 51. Amateur Trail 52. $100 Open Trail 53. Small Fry W/T Pleasure E/W 54. $500 Western W/T Pleasure

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Eden Park Equestrian Complex — Indoor Arena 2607 Blayney Road • Sunbury, Ohio 43074

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$250 Non-Pro Western W/T Pleasure INVITED JUDGES: Small Fry W/T Equitation/Horsemanship Saturday: Tim Jedra $100 2 & 3 Yr. Old Western Pleasure Sunday: Kay Tracy $100 Youth Western W/T 18 & Under Sunday: Brandy Napier (Trail) $100 Adult Western W/T 19 & Over $500 Open Western Pleasure 85. Amateur Ranch Riding $250 Non-Pro Western Pleasure 86. $100 Open W/T Ranch Riding $100 Western Pleasure 13 & Over 87. Youth W/T Ranch Riding $100 Western Pleasure 19-34 88. Youth Ranch Horse Conformation $100 Western Pleasure 16-18 89. Open Ranch Horse Conformation $100 Western Pleasure 13-15 90. Amateur Ranch Horse Conformation $100 Western Pleasure 12 & Under Show starts 8:30 a.m. $100 Sr. Horse Western Pleasure 6 & Over Bridleless Pleasure Rain or Shine! — BREAK — No Refunds on Scratched Classes. Western Horsemanship W/T 18 & Under Reserve Stalls by August 12 Western Horsemanship W/T 19 & Over Premium Stalls: $70 Western Horsemanship 35 & Over Regular Stalls: $55 Western Horsemanship 19-34 Shavings: $7.50 (pre-ordered) Western Horsemanship 16-18 Camping: $50/Weekend (full hook up) Western Horsemanship 13-15 Western Horsemanship 12 & Under Office Fee: $10/Horse $500 Ranch Pleasure Show off of Trailer: $15/Day Youth Ranch Pleasure Haul Ins Accepted - Plenty of Parking $100 Open Ranch Pleasure Food Stand on Grounds Amateur Ranch Pleasure Vendors Welcome $100 Open W/T Ranch Pleasure Youth W/T Ranch Pleasure Youth ages is as of Jan. 1st. Small Fry is 9 & Under & W/T $500 Ranch Riding only. Ranch Horse cannot cross enter into WP on same Youth Ranch Riding day. All bad checks or credit cards will be assessed a $50 processing fee. $100 Open Ranch Riding


2019 RANCH HORSE SHOW SERIES April 20 • July 21

Delaware County Fairgrounds • 236 Pennsylvania Avenue, Delaware, Ohio 43015

May 19 • June 9 • August 25 • September 15

Sign up for ds! Year-End Awar

Eden Park Equestrian Complex • 2607 Blayney Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074

*** Over $2500 in Payouts & Prizes at each show ***

MAIN ARENA Reining 1. $500 Jackpot Open Reining 2. $100 Open Reining 3. Youth Reining 4. Amateur Reining Ranch Pleasure (Rail) 5. $500 Jackpot Ranch Pleasure 6. $100 Open Ranch Pleasure 7. Youth Ranch Pleasure 8. Amateur Ranch Pleasure 9. Open W/T Ranch Pleasure* 10. Youth W/T Ranch Pleasure* Ranch Riding 11. $500 Jackpot Ranch Riding 12. $100 Open Ranch Riding 13. Youth Ranch Riding 14. Amateur Ranch Riding 15. Open W/T Ranch Riding* 16. Youth W/T Ranch Riding* Leadline 17. Leadline Conformation 18. $100 Open Conformation 19. Youth Conformation 20. Amateur Conformation

21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

Showmanship $100 Open Showmanship Youth Showmanship Amateur Showmanship RING #2 Trail (At Will 9-12 p.m.) $250 Jackpot Trail Open Trail Youth Trail Amateur Trail Open W/T Trail* Youth W/T Trail*

No Refunds on Scratched Classes. Payouts available at checkout. Stalls: $45 (reserve Online) Shavings: $7 (must pre-ordered) Camping: $35 (full hook up) Office Fee: $10/Horse Show off of Trailer: $10/Day Plenty of Parking Food Stand on Grounds Vendors Welcome

Horsemanship (At Will 1-3 p.m.) $250 Jackpot Horsemanship Open Horsemanship Youth Horsemanship Amateur Horsemanship Open W/T Horsemanship* Youth W/T Horsemanship*

*Same horse/rider combo cannot cross enter W/T to W/T/C

8:30 a.m. Rain or Shine!

Invited Judges (Main Ring/Trail and HMS) MAY 19 Jennifer Woodruff / Lisa Miller

APRIL 20 Stephanie McConnell / Billie Jo Chapman JUNE 9 Amber Krotky / Jamie Binegar AUGUST 25 (with Buckeye Gold Classic) Kay Tracy / Brandy Napier

JULY 21 Chuck Schroder / Katie Mills-Hill SEPTEMBER 15 Elizabath Webb-Phillips / Betsie Moore

This is an "Open" show that will use ARHA rules as a guide. No membership required! Dress code: long sleeve shirt, hat and hard sold boots. No cow classes. W/T classes are for green horses and/or riders. Barn will be open the night before the show. Judges decisions are final.

FMI: Call/Text Duane, 740-610-4129 or email: • All out of state horses must provide negative Coggins within 12 months & health certificate within 30 days. Buckeye Equestrian Events and its officials/staff are not responsible for any accidents and/or loss should any occur. Judges decisions are FINAL!

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Geauga Horse & Pony Association

2019 OPEN HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio

EAST SHOW RING • 8:30 A.M. May 26 Richard Rau

June 2 June 23 July 7 Allison Applegett Donald Recchiuti Tammy Braham


July 21 Phil Harstine

Regular Class Entry Fee: $7 per class or $60 Show All Day (same horse, same rider) Regular Class Paybacks: 1st-$7, 2nd-$5, 3rd-$3, GHPA bucks for 4th & 5th **Classes must have 4 entries or more to qualify for payback Jackpot Open Ring Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback Office Fee: $5 per exhibitor or $10 per family Contest Entry Fee and Paybacks: $7 per class with an 80% payback per class Contesting Timing Fee: $2 per horse per show Exhibition Class: $4 per run (2 run max, same horse/same rider) **15 contestant minimum for 3D or class will be run as Open

1. Open Ranch Riding Pattern 1 a. PATTERSON FRUIT FARM Jackpot Ranch Riding Pattern (runs concurrent with Open Ranch Riding Pattern) $50 Added 2. Limited Ranch Riding Pattern 3. Open Ranch Horse Rail 3 a. WAHL Jackpot Ranch Horse Rail (runs concurrent with Open Ranch Horse Rail) $50 Added 4. Limited Ranch Horse Rail 5. Ranch Reining 6. Ranch Trail 7. Ranch Conformation at Halter — INTERMISSION — (Not to start before 11 a.m.) 8. Open Hunter Under Saddle (All Ages) 8 a. BUCKEYE NUTRITION Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle (runs concurrent with Open Hunter Under Saddle) $50 Added

9. 10. 11. 11a. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

August 11 Beth Akers-Frey


19a. ARMS TRUCKING Jackpot Western Open Youth Hunter Under Saddle Horsemanship (run concurrently with (18 & under) Open Western Horsemanship) $50 Added Open Adult Hunter Under Saddle 20. Open Youth Western Horsemanship (19 & over) (18 & under) Open English Equitation (All Ages) 21. Open Adult Western Horsemanship GRADE LINE Jackpot English Equitation (19 & over) (run concurrently with Open English 22. Open Western Pleasure (All Ages) Equitation) $50 Added 22a. JACQUELINE WARD, REALTOR, Open Youth English Equitation (18 & under) HOWARD HANNA Jackpot Western Open Adult English Equitation (19 & over) Pleasure (runs concurrent with — INTERMISSION — (30 Minutes) Open Western Pleasure) $50 Added Open Youth Showmanship (18 & under) 23. Open Youth Western Pleasure (18 & under) Open Adult Showmanship (19 & over) 24. Open Adult Western Pleasure (19 & over) Open Horse Halter — INTERMISSION — — INTERMISSION — 25. Key Hole Open Trail 26. Stakes Open Discipline Rail English or Western 27a. Open Poles Exhibition Open Western Horsemanship (All Ages) 27. 3D Poles 28a. Open Cloverleaf Barrels Exhibition 28. 3D Cloverleaf Barrels

SMALL GRANDSTAND RING • 8:30 A.M. May 26 Lisa Miller

29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

June 2 Aubrey Braham


June 23 Jim Bower

July 7 Duane Stutzman

July 21 Amber Wise

Regular Class: $7 per class or $60 Show All Day (same horse, same rider) Jumping Classes: $7 per class (not included in Show All Day Fee) Office Fee: $5 per exhibitor or $10 per family

Awarding Trophy & Ribbons in W/T & Novice classes 1st-6th 3 DAILY HIGH POINTS: W/T 9 & under, W/T 10-18, Novice

Walk Trot Equitation over cross rails Walk Trot Working Hunter over cross rails Walk Trot Canter Equitation over cross rails Walk Trot Canter Working Hunter over cross rails Equitation over Fences (2.0 ft) Working Hunter over Fences (2.0 ft) Hunter Hack (2.0 ft) — INTERMISSION — Walk Trot English Equitation (9 & under) Walk Trot English Equitation (10-18) Novice English Equitation Walk Trot English Pleasure (9 & under) Walk Trot English Pleasure (10-18)

41. Novice English Pleasure 42. Lead Line (6 & under) — INTERMISSION — 43. Walk Trot Halter 44. Novice Halter 45. Walk Trot Showmanship (9 & under) (English or Western) 46. Walk Trot Showmanship (10-18) (English or Western) 47. Novice Showmanship (English or Western) — 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION — 48. Walk Trot Trail (9 & under) 49. Walk Trot Trail (10-18) 50. Novice Trail

August 11 Jody Akers


51. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship (9 & under) 52. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship (10-18) 53. Novice Western Horsemanship 54. Walk Trot Western Pleasure (9 & under) 55. Walk Trot Western Pleasure (10-18) 56. Novice Western Pleasure 57. Walk Trot Barrels 58. Novice Barrels 59. Walk Trot Golf Ball & Spoon 60. Novice Golf Ball & Spoon 61. Walk Trot Fanny Race 62. Novice Fanny Race

A list of classes counting toward daily high point for Walk Trot and Novice will be posted and available in entry booth. Contestants in Jackpot classes must also enter the corresponding GHPA class. Jumping classes will be placed and awarded ribbons for 1st through 6th. Check our website: for all rules, regulations, and how to qualify for year-end awards! GHPA shows are Paint Alternative Competition (PAC) approved.

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Ohio Paint Horse Club

Mark Your Calendars with OPHC Show Dates PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman; VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp; TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl; SECRETARY, Holly Ebelberger; EMAIL, r_paints@msn. com; WEBSITE,

by Roxann Rohrl Hello to our Paint and horse friends out there in Corral land. Another month has quickly passed us by. Things are looking better, change of time, much energy is going in to looking for that special Paint Horse, exhibitors starting to get their horse ready for the first shows. Thanks to everyone who attended our awards banquet held at Dave & Busters in Columbus, Ohio. Our members and friends increased a little three times over from last year. The awards Chairman Sheri Love found and presented were outstanding. Every year she has a new theme. This year it was metal. The class Grands were etched metal wall mountings along with $1700 in cash given out. Top four Walk Trot Youth were Hannah Truex, Landon Siefker, Kayla Bernard and Hagen Sauder. Top five Youth 18 and under were Mary Beth Troy, Megan McClain, Brooke Bates, Kayla Bernard. Novice Youth were Top 3: Mary Beth Troy, Brooke Bates, Megan McClain. Megan McClain also won the Julie Sims Memorial Showmanship Trophy and also the Mike Anderson Memorial Western Pleasure Trophy. Mary Beth Troy won the Carolyn Williams Memorial Trophy (All Around Youth). Youth High Point Youth Performance Horse was won also by Mary Beth Troy. Sue Johnson won all the Amateur Walk Trot, Western Pleasure,


Horsemanship and Trail. Three Top Novice Amateurs were Nancy Vanco, Alexie Braddock and Kathleen Azzarello. Top five Amateurs were Connie Runkle, Lee Streator, Kathleen Azzarello, Cindy Snapp and Alexis Braddock. Tim Snapp won the Jennifer A Fedorek Memorial Western Pleasure. Connie Runkle won the Ron Fille Memorial Trophy. Open Champions were Patricia Wilson, High Point Halter Geldings, Mary Beth Troy High Point Gelding and Holly Ebelberger won the High Point Mare. Pat Wilson won the Bob Snyder Memorial Trophy (High Point Halter Horse). The Amateur Club and the Youth Club both gave more trophies and goodies! APHA 6th Committee Executive Officer Melanie CoxDayhuff gave a great presentation on what’s happening at the APHA! Kids and families had a ton of fun playing the games with their gaming cards. Thanks to those who came. Keep this in mind for next year and come join us for a fun evening. Everyone enjoyed those great appetizers and beautiful awards! Ohio Paint Horse Club is working hard on their shows that are fast approaching. May 3-5 at the Buckeye Extravaganza. Trail will be held Friday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m. There will be three $1000 Lucky Seven Classes. One will be $1000 Open Trail, one $1000 Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Class and one $1000 Non-Pro Western Pleasure Class. Entry fee for these classes are $150. Money will be paid out at the show this will put a lot of jingle in those jeans! This show will be held at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Judges are Marty Jo Hays, Lori Gordon,

Sandy Curl and Bill Mitchell. All stalls are prepaid: Discount at $100 if paid on or by April 21; after that date stalls are priced at $110. There will be a reservation form on our website for the prepaid stalls. Mail to Roxann Rohrl, 11972 Robson Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044. These checks will not be cashed until after the show. Refunds accepted up to April 25. We will post patterns as soon as they are received. Kaitlin Wesphal will be our Photographer for this show and also the Buckeye Bonanza. She will have lots of give away and fun ideas. More to come! Check our website, www.ophc. org, or OPHC Facebook. The OPHC Amateur Club will be sponsoring their show on June 2-3 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. I’ve heard little rumblings this will be a fun show to attend. More to come. Come visit and show at the great Border Bash! Where? The Michigan Ohio Partnership Scholarship Show held July 13-14 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. It will be a two-day, two judge per day show. Would you like to win the scholarships that will be given away Sunday at this show? Two $250 scholarships will be given away, one to a Michigan Youth and one to an Ohio Youth. If you have a membership in each, you will get two chances to win! Put this date on your calendar to attend. The Buckeye Bonanza show will be held on a new date this year! Join us Aug. 23-25 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Four judge POR are Chris Arnold, Randy Wilson, Teresa Pelton and April Devitt. Trail will be held on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Prepaid stalls discounted rate of $100 if paid by Aug. 15; after that date they are $125. Mail to Roxann Rohrl, stall reservation form can be found on the website. We are working on some new ideas to put that jingle in your pockets again. The Ohio Paint Horse Club will finish out the show season with the Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2 show. This will be held at the Champions Center outside ring with Southern Ohio YEDA. One judge, APHA special event show. This Labor Day weekend at Champions will offer all Ohio horsemen and women a great weekend of shows with the Fallen Horseman Open Show Saturday


and Sunday, then on Monday we have the YEDA show and the APHA one judge show. Keep this date on your calendar. If you want to continue to have the Horsemen’s Corral delivered monthly you must get your Ohio Paint Horse Club membership into Lauren Johnson, 16059 Road 16, Bluffton, Ohio 45817. Do not be left out of what is going on! Get your membership in now. Lauren is also handling the OPHC Youth club. They are asking you to please remember to save your proof of purchase from your Tribute feed bags and send them to her. Kalbach feeds will donate a portion of the money for each Proof of Purchase for OPHC Youth club awards. This helps the kids out tremendously especially from those that purchase bags or tonnage of Tribute horse feed. There will also be a box to place them in at the entry booth at every show. Congratulations to all the exhibitors that attended the OPHC Buckeye Extravaganza last year. APHA has notified us that this show was in the top 20 shows! The APHA convention was again one of the greatest! Your directors, Sue Johnson, Tim Snapp, Cindy Snapp, Roxann Rohrl attended all of the meetings and mingled with others trying to bring home some new ideas and fun to our shows. Cindy and I sit on the Regional Club Advisory Committee. The Gold Star and Club of Distinction were discussed. We had a conflict of interest exercise. Zone Club rules were discussed. Good ideas conference calls and regional club webinar(s) ideas. Rules were voted on, if you go onto APHA. com you can read them. New ideas: Governance Task Force recommendations were talked about. We voted for this committee to prepare By Laws restructuring for this, bring the By Laws back next year to be talked more about and vote if we approved. Congratulations to Kelly Boles Chapman for the Horseman of the Year award. Start your planning for Oct. 17-19, APHA Championship Show, Las Vegas at South Point. It would be a great get away! APHA Championship Ranch Work Show is April 5 at Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, Ky.—$1500 added money. This is the day before the Kentucky POR. Plan on attending each! Thank you again to all our volunteers! We are always looking for more; could you be one? April 2019


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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 2019 APRIL 3-7 — World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #15, 4095 SR 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Julie, 248-892-6806. APRIL 5-7 — Blue Ribbon Springtime Classic, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, APRIL 6 — Classical Dressage Clinic/ English Riding Clinic, 10 a.m., Halt N Salut Equestrian Center, 205 Bracht Piner Rd., Walton, KY. FMI: Jackie Holland, 859-8161095, APRIL 6 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet, 419-210-7204. APRIL 6 — Desensitizing Clinic and Obstacle Course, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camouflage Stables, Salem, OH. FMI: Aaron, 330-6925631. APRIL 6-7 — Clark County 4-H Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, www.

APRIL 6-7 — Colt Starting/Spring Tune Up with Lynn, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624. APRIL 6-7 — Guns Ablaze & Pistol Power Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Rd., Williamstown, KY. FMI: Kentucky Cowtown Rangers, 859339-9000, APRIL 7 — Franklin Co. Tack Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Ganyard Building, Hilliard, OH. FMI: APRIL 10-14 — World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #16, 4095 SR 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Julie, 248-892-6806. APRIL 11-14 — Equine Affaire, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-8450085,, www. APRIL 12-14 — Dawn & Clea Panty Raid Futurity Barrel Race, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: 330-771-3205, www. APRIL 12-14 — Horse Valley Ranch Saddle & Buckle Series, 4565 Horse Valley Rd., East Waterford, PA. FMI: Lew Curley, 717994-7329. APRIL 12-14 — Bring in the Spring, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624. APRIL 13 — Buckeye Bonanza Open House & Sale Preview (online auction April 11-18), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3658 Kays Ave., Dublin, OH. FMI: APRIL 13 — Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-6746188,

Rocky Fork Rodeo Company Youth Rodeo K-12 ATTENTION: All horses must have a current Coggins on file! You must show current paperwork at the first sign in.

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MAY 18: CLINIC: $10 per participant for the day & begins at 10 a.m.

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All Rodeos begin at 10 a.m. • Rain or Shine (most of bleachers are covered) FREE Admission to spectators! Concessions on grounds.

JUNE 1 • JUNE 15 • JUNE 29 • JULY 13 • JULY 27 AUGUST 10 • AUGUST 24 • SEPTEMBER 7 FINALS: SEPTEMBER 21-22 DIRECTIONS: Located 13 miles North of Cambridge, Ohio, at the Rocky Fork Ranch Resort. Take I-77 Exit 54 (Kimbolton) turn East. Go 1/2 mile and turn left at stop sigh onto CR 35 (Old 21), in 5.5 miles turn right on to Broadhead Rd. (CR 585), go 3 miles, arena is on the right.

Events Offered at Rocky Fork Rodeo Company • • • • • • • • • • • •

Jr. Bulls, Steer, Calf & Jr. Calf Riding Sheep Riding Chute Doggin Steer Daubing Dummy, Advanced Dummy, Breakaway, Team & Tie Down Roping Drag Dummy Breakaway Roping Goat Tail Tying, Advanced Goat Tail & Goat Tying Bareback Ponies Barrels Flags Poles Down & Back

FOR MORE INFORMATION Stephanie Dolweck (740) 581-0447 Melissa Gardner (740) 228-2589 Facebook: Rocky Fork Rodeo Company 80

APRIL 13 — Winter Series Barrel Race, Rodeo Run, 11641 Alspach Rd., Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Andi, 740-975-4019. APRIL 13 — OVTPA Sorting Show, 9:30 a.m., Simmons Equestrian Center, Negley, OH. FMI: Pam Bradshaw, 814-504-4215. APRIL 13 — Cowboys & Angels Saddle Club Horse Show, 5:30 p.m., 3237 Irvine Rd., Richmond, KY. FMI: 606-386-1608. APRIL 13-14 — Youth Rodeo Series 2019, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-482-3961, APRIL 13-14 — The Warm-Up Show, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Chris Darnell, 330-697-6353. APRIL 14 — Bath Pony Club Schooling Dressage Show, 141 Remsen Rd., Medina, OH. FMI: or find on Facebook. APRIL 19 — Hendricks Co. Horseman’s Club Contesting Open Show, Hendricks Co. 4H Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN. FMI: Jeff, 317-694-7693, APRIL 19-21 — Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Spring Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336. APRIL 20 — Tack Swap, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Route 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: ottawacountyhorsefoundation@gmail. com, APRIL 20 — NKHN Dressage Schooling Show and Tack Sale, 9 a.m., Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer (Schooling Show) 859-496-4976 or Charlie Poppe (Tack Sale) 513-315-7143. APRIL 20 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Rich, 330-4661171, APRIL 20 — Crazy Woman Ranch 2019 Bonus Cash Series, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-595-1850. APRIL 20 — Buckeye Equestrian Events 2019 Ranch Horse Series, Delaware Co. Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH. FMI: 740-6104129, APRIL 20 — Mid-Ohio Horse Show Association Speed, Pleasure, Ranch Show, Hartford Fairgrounds, Croton, OH. FMI: Melissa, 614-507-0541. APRIL 20 — Kid’s Horse Intro Class, 10 a.m., Sapphire Sky Stables, 6810 Barrett Road, Geneva, OH. FMI: Leanne, 440-813-9478. APRIL 20 — FAHA Mega Swap, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City, PA. FMI:, APRIL 20 — Dianne Olds Rossi Clinic & Open Arena, Beaver Run Equestrian Dance Theatre, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: Pam, 814246-8221, APRIL 20-21 — Cottontail Classic, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Dan Klaus, 419-307-9212, APRIL 20-21 — Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. APRIL 24-28 — World Equestrian Center Winter Classic #18, 4095 SR 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Julie, 248-892-6806. APRIL 25-28 — Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-233-2362, www.


APRIL 25-28 — IMTCA 2 Day Judges Training Class (25th & 26th) and 2 Day Beginner Mountrain Trail Clinic (27th28th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia 330323-3559, creeksidehorsepark@gmail. com, APRIL 26 — Denim & Diamonds: A Dinner & Silent Auction supporting Autumn Trails Stables Therapeutic Riding Program, 6 p.m., Simon Kenton Inn, Springfield, OH. FMI: Angela, 937-536-9912, www. APRIL 26-27 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show (26th), 7 p.m., & Charity RideA-Thon (27th), 12:30 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne (Fun Show), 330-844-4041; Stan (Ride-A-Thon) 330-6075106, APRIL 26-27 — Need For Speed, WB Ranch, 1640 County Rd. B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Nicole Schwab, 419-591-6109. APRIL 26-28 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Hendersons Arena, 830 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740-819-8446, www. APRIL 27 — Resurrection Egg Hunt & Summer Preview Day, 2-6 p.m., Wanake Camp & Retreat Center, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. FMI: 330-7562333, APRIL 27 — Tuscarawas Valley Dressage Association Show, Shaw Farms Arena, 65010 Country Club Dr., Belmont, OH. FMI: APRIL 27 — Beaver Run Arena Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3460 Rt. 410, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: Pam, 814-2468221, APRIL 27 — O.H.I.O. EXCA Craig Cameron Extreme Cowb Sancationed Show, Riverland Arena, 9675 Riverland Ave. SW, Navarre, OH. FMI: Steve, 330-343-2617. APRIL 27-28 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland Co. Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. APRIL 27-28 — Bolender Mountain Trail Challenge Clinic, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia 330-323-3559, www. APRIL 27-28 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Show (Speed & Performance), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: 419-656-9000, www. APRIL 27-28 — Champions Center Open Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, www. APRIL 27-28 — Southern Ohio Mounted Desperados ‘Out of the Gate’ & ‘Let ‘Em Ride’ Shoot, Pike Co. Fairgrounds, Piketon, OH. FMI: 513-616-5135. APRIL 27-28 — Camp Mohaven Equine Trail Challenge & Obstacle Course, 318744 Turkey Ridge Road, Danville, OH. FMI: Lisa Muncie, 740-398-2077, ljmuncie@gmail. com, APRIL 27-28 — Keystone Shootout Series: Event 1, Keystone Horse Center, 103 Horse Farm Rd., Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: Keystone Cowboys, 814-263-7155, www. APRIL 28 — Straight A’s Open Speed Show, 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772,

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Corral Calendar APRIL 28 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen Sarver, 740-3853431. APRIL 28 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 Wes Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513680-3690, www.windfallfarmhorseshows. com. APRIL 28 — Open Fuzzy Fun Horse Show, 9 a.m., Madison Co. Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740-474-8000. APRIL 28-29 — Cowboy Mounted Shooting New Shooter Clinic, 9 a.m., Cashmans Horse Equipment, 1646 US Hwy. 42, Delaware, OH. FMI: Tim Calvin, 740-2067214, MAY 2019 MAY 2-5 — The Royale, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 330-771-3205, MAY 2-5 — The National Drive Spring Fling, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Linda, 217-621-7845, www. MAY 3-4 — The Superior Friesan Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www.mthopeauction. com. MAY 3-5 — Ohio Paint Horse Club Buckeye Extravaganza Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Roxann, 440-4585022, MAY 3-5 — Hoosier Horse Fair & Expo, Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN. FMI: Vic Boyer, 317-607-1705,,

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MAY 3-5 — NKHN Derby Day Weekend, Annual Trail Ride, Midwest Trail Ride, Norman, IN. FMI: Jim, 859-496-4976. MAY 4 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Rd., Brecksville, OH. FMI: Cathy, 234-804-8735, MAY 4 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9:15 a.m., Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie, 740-877-7993, www.ohfqha. com MAY 4 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Expo (Barrels & Poles), 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Mary Heaps, 419351-9715, MAY 4 — OVTPA Sorting Show, 9:30 a.m., Simmons Equestrian Center, Negley, OH. FMI: Pam Bradshaw, 814-504-4215. MAY 4 — TCTC Equine Horse Show, 9 a.m., 528 Educational Highway, Warren, OH. FMI: MAY 4-5 — Kelly Chapman Clinic/ Mountain Trail Challenge, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia 330-323-3559, www. MAY 4-5 — Buckeye Equestrian Events Jackpot Dressage Schooling Show, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Duane, 740-610-4129, www. MAY 4-5 — Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Spring Fling, Findlay University Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: Megan Herner, 419681-0133,, www.

MAY 4-5 — The 5th Annual Beverly Upell Memorial Horse Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Katti Leitner, 419-376-4895. MAY 4-5 — Clark County 4-H Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, www. MAY 4-5 — Northern Ohio Outlaws Back at it Again 1 & 2, Wayne Co. Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. FMI: Diane, 330-205-2071, MAY 4-5 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 Wes Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513-6803690, MAY 4-5 — Kentucky Derby and Straight Away Racing, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624. MAY 4-5 — Rangers Ambush & HorseSheBang Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Rd., Williamstown, KY. FMI: Kentucky Cowtown Rangers, 859-339-9000, www. MAY 4-5 — Gene Brown Driving in Harness Clinic, Beaver Run Equestrian Dance Theatre, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: Pam, 814246-8221, MAY 5 — Obstacle Clinic, Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Patricia Andio, 330-770-6841, MAY 5 — 18th 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 5 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen Sarver, 740-385-3431. MAY 5 — Spring Clinic with Trainer Ashley Harris, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Portage Co. Randolph Fair, 4215 Fairgrounds Rd., Atwater, OH. FMI: Tri-State Miniature Horse Club, MAY 9-12 — 51st Annual All American Youth Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center Coliseum, Columbus, OH. FMI: 614-6209784,, www. MAY 10 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, MAY 10-11 — WHAO Spring Fling Horse Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Pat Stout, 419-483-2563. MAY 10-12 — Ohio American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Assoc. Heartland Classic, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Judy Peters, 614-402-1260. MAY 10-12 — Horse Valley Ranch Saddle & Buckle Series, 4565 Horse Valley Rd., East Waterford, PA. FMI: Lew Curley, 717-9947329. MAY 11 — 10th Annual Gallipolis Shrine Club Benefit Trail Ride, 12 p.m., OHC Shelter located at O.O. McIntyre Park, Gallipolis, OH. FMI: Clarence Hill, 740-6450343. MAY 11 — Trail Challenge, Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Patricia, 330-7706841,, www.


Corral Calendar MAY 11 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. MAY 11 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Miniature Show, 11 a.m., Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: Kathleen, 440-536-0145, MAY 11 — Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-6746188, MAY 11 — Don’t Break The Bank Series, 10 a.m., Mercer County Fairgrounds, 1001 West Market St., Celina, OH. FMI: Lindsey Behm, 419-852-5860. MAY 11 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet, 419-210-7204. MAY 11 — Copper Horse Crusade Spring Trail Ride, 11 a.m., Brecksville Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks, Brecksville, OH. FMI: 740-601-2752, www. MAY 11-12 — Ranch Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740666-1162, MAY 11-12 — Youth Rodeo Series 2019, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-482-3961, MAY 11-12 — Southern Ohio Mounted Desperados ‘Light It Up’ & ‘Mama is Running and Gunning’ Shoot, Pike Co. Fairgrounds, Piketon, OH. FMI: 513-616-5135. MAY 12 — Penn Ohio Horseman’s Association Horse Show, Sun Beau Valley Farm, Ravenna, OH. FMI: Leesa, 330-719-2464.


MAY 14 — Spring Mixed Sale, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: 859-8584415, MAY 17-18 — Hendricks Co. Horseman’s Club Contesting & Performance Open Show, Hendricks Co. 4H Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN. FMI: Jeff, 317-6947693, MAY 17-19 — 3-Day Mounted Archery Clinic Kent Battenfield, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia Bauman, 330-323-3559, MAY 17-19 — Spring Ride Weekend, TriCo Trails, 2662 Downing Street SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Jim Mike, 330-323-4738, MAY 17-19 — Mike Hurst Colt Starting Clinic, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740767-2624. MAY 17-19 — 22nd Anniversary Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Mark Russell, 517-655-4712, www. MAY 18 — NKHN International Drill Team Competition, Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976. MAY 18 — Combined Test, Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Jennifer, 330-5380523,, www. MAY 18 — Rocky Fork Rodeo Company Clinic, Rocky Fork Ranch Resort, Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie, 740-581-0447.

MAY 18 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905, MAY 18 — Western Dressage & Ranch Horse Clinic Featuring Jennifer Woodruff, Eden Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: 740-610-4129, www. MAY 18 — Summit County Open Show Series, 9 a.m., Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E. Howe Ave., Tallmadge, OH. FMI: Samantha Owen, 330-958-0027, www. horseshows.html MAY 18 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Mary Heaps, 419-351-9715, www. MAY 18 — Mid-Ohio Horse Show Association Speed, Pleasure, Ranch Show, Hartford Fairgrounds, Croton, OH. FMI: Melissa, 614-507-0541. MAY 18-19 — Great Lakes Appaloosa Quad-A-Rama Horse Show, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd Michael, 419-306-2259, tmcowboy@, MAY 18-19 — Randolph Spring Classic AMHR & AMHA Shows, Portage Co. Randolph Fair, 4215 Fairgrounds Rd., Atwater, OH. FMI: Tri-State Miniature Horse Club, MAY 18-19 — ASHAO Annual Horse Show, Ashland Co. Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH. FMI: Alan Brindle, 330-723-0094. MAY 18-19 — Keystone Shootout Series: Event 1, Keystone Horse Center, 103 Horse Farm Rd., Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: Keystone Cowboys, 814-263-7155, www. MAY 18-19 — Northern West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, 155 WVU Reedsville Farm Drive, Reedsville, WV. FMI: 304-613-7148, MAY 19 — Buckeye Equestrian Events 2019 Ranch Horse Series, Eden Park, Sunbury, OH. FMI: 740-610-4129, www. MAY 19 — Straight A’s Speed Open Show (NBHA), 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772, www. MAY 19 — Tri-County Speed Horse Association Show, 1 p.m., Stalwart Fairgrounds, Stalwart, MI. FMI: Tracey, 906322-4032, MAY 19 — Combined Test/Dressage Show Jumpin For Joy Series, Walnut Creek Stables, Cincinnati, OH. FMI: Kristie, 513257-1026, MAY 22-26 — World Equestrian Center Summer Series I, 4095 SR 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: 937-382-0985. MAY 23-26 — Buckeye Reining Series Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, www. MAY 23-26 — The Buckeye and NSHR District Championships, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937962-4336, MAY 23-JUNE 2 — 123rd Devon Horse Show & Country Fair, 23 Dorset Rd., Devon, PA. FMI: 610-964-0550, www. MAY 24 — Mid Ohio Memorial Cataloged Trotting Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188,


MAY 24-26 — Mid Ohio Marauders Shooting Into Spring, Madison Co. Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214, MAY 24-26 — 1st Ohio CMSA New Shooters Clinic (24th) & Memorial Day Buckle Shoot, Gymkhana Club, 7957 Harrison, Cleves, OH. FMI: 513-479-5984, MAY 24-26 — The 2019 Standardbred Classic Show Series, Den Park Equestrian Complex, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Chris Glover, 330-635-8121, www.facebook. com/Ohio-Standardbreds-andFriends-508827029216372/ MAY 24-27 — Memorial Day Family Weekend, Camp Wanake Camp & Retreat Center & The Wanake Ranch, 9463 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. FMI: 330-756-2333, MAY 24-27 — Memorial Day Weekend/ Sorting, Smoke Rise Ranch & Resort, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740767-2624. MAY 25 — Hunter Series I, Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Jordan, 330-831-8482,, www. MAY 25 — Preble County Ohio Horseman’s Council Speed & Fun Show Series, Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp, Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Donn, 937-417-4358, www. MAY 25 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding Event, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, MAY 25 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Rich, 330-4661171, MAY 25 — Crazy Woman Ranch 2019 Bonus Cash Series, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-595-1850. MAY 25 — Open Speed Show benefit the Huron County Horse Barn Fund, 12 p.m., Huron County Fairgrounds, Norwalk, OH. FMI: Tricia, 419-921-6116. MAY 25 — Muskingum County OHC Hog Roast, Blue Rock State Park Horseman’s Area Shelter House, Muskingum, OH. FMI: 740454-8195, MAY 25 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. MAY 25 — Horsemanship Trail Obstacle Challenge, Beaver Run Equestrian Dance Theatre, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: Pam, 814246-8221, MAY 25-26 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland Co. Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. MAY 25-26 — Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Summer Warm Up, Fulton Co. Fairgrounds, 8514 SR 18, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Megan, 419-681-0133, herner7@, MAY 25-26 — Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Competition, 9:30 a.m., Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: Tim Calvin, 740-2067214, MAY 25-26 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Tri-State Show (Speed & Performance), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: 419-656-9000, MAY 25-26 — The Red, White and Blue Horse Show, Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, OH. FMI: Amy Braden, 330-457-7440.

April 2019

Great Lakes Appaloosa Club

Quad A Rama Show only Appaloosa Show in Ohio this Year PRESIDENT, Todd Michael; VICE PRESIDENT, Patty McCartin; TREASURER, Patty Nye; SECRETARY, Melanie Dzek; CLUB WEBSITE,

by Chuck Schroeder Hi everyone, spring is here! This is always a great time of the year, news of new foals born, getting horses ready to show, planning trail rides, just being outside more and longer day light always gets me going. I know some of you are working with young horses or maybe you have a new horse that you are getting ready to show, that makes this time of year exciting!

The annual swap meet was very successful. Attendance was steady all day with lots of tack, clothing and horse related items sold at bargin prices. Thanks to all the volunteer help from club members on Saturday to set up the spaces and during the meet on Sunday. Also a big thank you to the commercial vendors who supported our silent auction for our scholarship fund. They were very generous and it really helps us step up and support our youth. We give two $500 scholarships each year. One to a deserving University of Findlay student and another to one of our Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club youth members that is a graduating senior. We also sponsor classes at the State 4-H horse show and to Marmon Valley’s horse camp

for sightless riders. Every item makes a difference. Preparations are being made for our annual Quad A Rama Appaloosa show on May 18 and 19 at the University of Findlay Western Farm. Show manager and club president, Todd Michael, is anticipating a large show with added Ranch classes. This is the only Appaloosa show scheduled in Ohio this year! Plan to come—there are classes at all levels for youth, Non Pro and Open riders. Check out the showbill on our website, glaphc. com. Contact Todd for any other information needed. If any of you would like to be a class sponsor contact Todd or any board member. Western Rustique will again be sponsoring the Champion and Reserve

Champion awards. Chris Chapman of ‘Heck of a Lope Tack’ will be sponsoring our one horse/rider award for both the youth and the non pro High Point winner this year. We are very proud to mention that one of our non pro members, Winter Sheer, received the ‘sportsmanship’ award at the recent World Appaloosa Championship Show! Also a valued trainer Heath Wilkerson, who always attends our show from Pennsylvania was selected as the open show ‘sportsmanship’ award winner. Congratulations to both of you. Well deserved honors! I want to remind you to send in your memberships and horse/ rider nominations for year-end High Point awards.

JUNE 2 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association 2019 Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI:,

JUNE 2 — Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Open Fun Show, 9 a.m., Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, OH. FMI: Pam Fritz, 419-271-2176.

Corral Calendar MAY 25-26 — Memorial Day Shoot, Warren Co. Fairgrounds, Barton Run Rd., Pittsfield, PA. FMI: Stagecoach Outriders, 716-7530231, MAY 26 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association 2019 Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI:, MAY 26 — Introduction to Cattle Sorting Clinic, Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch, Tidioute, PA. FMI: 814-484-7520, www. MAY 29-JUNE 2 — World Equestrian Center Summer Series II, 4095 SR 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: 937-382-0985. MAY 31 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, MAY 31-JUNE 2 — 2019 NBPA Championship, C Bar C Expo Center, 1501 County Road 925 SE, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 859-409-0161, MAY 31-JUNE 2 — Mid-America Miniature Horse Club Silver Jubilee Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Laura Mullen, 607-769-6743, MAY 31-JUNE 2 — Eastern Upper Peninsula Horseman’s Assoc. Show, Chippewa Co. Fairgrounds, Kinross, MI. FMI: Tracey Laitinen, 906-322-4032, www.facebook. com/rideEUPHA, JUNE 2019 JUNE 1 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Show, 11 a.m., Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: 440536-0145, JUNE 1 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9:15 a.m., Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie, 740-877-7993, www.ohfqha. com

JUNE 1 — Rocky Fork Rodeo Company Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Ranch Resort, Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447. JUNE 1-2 — Mid-Ohio Horse Show Association Speed, Pleasure, Eden Park, Sunbury, OH. FMI: Melissa, 614-507-0541. JUNE 1-2 — Brookfield Saddle Club Horse Show and Fun Show, 696 Bedford Rd. SE, Brookfield, OH. FMI: Stella, 330-457-7440. JUNE 1-2 — Kelly Chapman Clinic/ Mountain Trail Challenge, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia 330-323-3559, www. JUNE 1-2 — 36th Annual COSCA Benefit Horse Show, 9 a.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Rachel Zielinski, 440-864-3209, www. JUNE 1-2 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club/ Tri State Rodeo Association Speed Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Mary Heaps, 419-351-9715, www. JUNE 1-2 — SOQPA Open Horse Show, Bob Evans Farm, Rio Grande, OH. FMI: Sam, 740-503-5555, S.O.quarterpony@gmail. com, JUNE 1-2 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 Wes Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513680-3690, www.windfallfarmhorseshows. com. JUNE 1-2 — Guns Ablaza & Lone Star Cowboy Mounted Shooting, Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Rd., Williamstown, KY. FMI: Kentucky Cowtown Rangers, 859339-9000, JUNE 2 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Shows, Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds, Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls. FMI: 440-781-5050, www.

Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale Followed by Ponies & Horses Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover Street Wooster, Ohio 44691

Saturday, May 18, 2019

9 a.m.

12 p.m. Mini Donkeys & Mini Ponies Horses & Ponies to follow. All Animals Must Have Halter & Lead Rope. Commission Rates is as follows: Each animal $25 plus 10%, Tack 20%, Saddles & Carts 10%, No sales $25. Veterinarian will be available day of sale for Coggins: $25. Terms of Sale: Cash or GOOD Check with proper ID. Out-of-State checks must have letter of credit from your bank.

Deadline to be in the catalog is May 8, 2019 Upcoming 2019 Sales: July 27 • September 28

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Tack & Equipment


Nearby Places to Stay Best Western (330) 264-7750 Super 8 (330) 439-5766 Hampton Inn (330) 345-4424

For More Information: Daniel Schrock, Auctioneer Ohio License #2015000116 (330) 763-0905 83

View From the Cheap Seats

Quit Yer Bellyachin’ an’ Open Up Yer Pie Hole by Sarah Vas


ll winter, I’ve been dragging my feet over a series of complicated dental procedures. In second grade, Fate delivered the triple threat of an icy playground, a lackadaisical recess attendant, and one boisterous classmate slamming into me like a baseball player into home plate. There on the ice lay my irreversible reality, a busted front tooth. These choppers have been wedged wide open for countless hours with a dentist’s fists in my craw. I’ve had root canals, oral surgeries, temporary crown after temporary crown, and years in braces. As long as there’s not excruciating pain during or after the actual procedure, I have very little fear or phobia about dental work. But temporary malaise inflicted upon me via medical intervention, irrespective of intended longterm improvement, and I

sissy out horribly. I’m whiny, frowny, a positively pathetic patient. Ask my hubby. Even still, he insisted I quit dodging my oral preservation and the long overdue, mandatory gum surgery. Good thing a geriatric boarder horse brewed up a late winter impaction colic to distract me just days before my appointment! Winter’s colic clean slate was busted by a rebuffed breakfast and stoic moping over the previous night’s untouched rations. An ancient Quarter Horse with the head of a sledge hammer and a surly attitude to match, Preacher is a picky eater and a horrifyingly light drinker. He’s Cushings positive but highly suspicious of any meals hiding even the suggestion of medications. And unlike my tolerance levels, he’s extremely combative to any invasions to his own oral cavity. He tolerates oral syringes only delivered with lightning fast


Aim towards educating yourself to be the very best equestrian your horse deserves. Whether it’s the show ring or no ring, we wish our Cheap Seats readers good luck and good rides as we near the beginning of spring and show season.

Sarah Vas 330-242-3440

Owner/Trainer/Instructor 84

Winfield Farm & Forge 34342 Law Road Grafton, Ohio Coaching and Competition with the Arabian Sport Horse for the Intellectual Equestrian

dexterity. Medicines require molasses or peppermint flavored camouflage. If two fingers slip past his lips to linger in his pie hole, his head snaps up and out of your grip at high speed. If this dirty tactic doesn’t dislocate your arm sockets after a few attempts, he rears up just enough to body check his gaunt and pointy sternum into your chest. What’s that song? Preacher’s not as good as he once was but he’s as good once as he ever was. The absence of manure in his stall strongly suggested the culprit was a compaction colic. Equestrians hope for easy gas colics readily solved with one simple dose of pain meds and a healthy fart or two. I enjoyed five long days of poop shoot surveillance. Equestrians are also versed in the process of stomach tubing. It’s the delicate stuffing of hose up a nostril, checking for reflux (it smells like rotting death), and syphoning water and lubricant down the throat. It’s made more delightful when you, the vet, and a petite tech are wrangling a sedated prize fighter who “Ain’t Havin’ It”. Suffice it to say that Preacher’s file now mentions administering juuuuust a bit more Xylazine than the average dose. Efforts to keep the World’s Pickiest Eater hydrated without a third nasal invasion turned his stall into a dining buffet of food combinations and levels of moisture. Guess who won’t eat anything wet? Not his regular hay. Not special, green, tender, fragrant hay. Not his normal grain. Not forage cubes. Not forage pellets. He tolerated sips of electrolytes in water but only after enduring two cage matches with the vet. The old codger’s symptoms remained low on the emergency checklist. He never really rolled or got sweaty from pain. On day three, my own mini was suspiciously pawing in his stall. With that, the entire barn went on Preventative Digestive Def Con 5. Squirt got a pain med dose but a square of hair needed clipped to find his jugular vein. Everyone enjoyed soaked mash versions of their normal grain rations and carefully reconstituted hay. All the while, I was bracing for my date with the dentist, hoping my non-


Sarah Vas horse-ified hubby wouldn’t be nursing my whiny behind and a barnful of compromised colons. Day four dawned with a few arid balls of dookie in Preacher’s bedding like eggs from the Easter Bunny. Wonder how red-faced he got pushing those dehydrated nuggets? And what vet doesn’t receive texted pictures of various turds from all angles. I declined partaking in any Facebook posts urging us all to share the last photo taken on our phones. Normal society doesn’t need that atrocity wandering into their news feed. As a last-ditch effort to avoid ‘The Clinic’, Preacher’s crabby bum took a lap around the block on the horse trailer. We told him he was “Going to Fair”. Five times, his colon finally put forth productive effort. Thankful he didn’t unload under the Ferris wheel, he then quietly and dutifully hand walked himself around the indoor. He passed four more piles, each more normal in volume, consistency, and greasier than the last. Preacher was over the hump and the following afternoon was my turn to open wide. My hubby was thankful about nursing only one whiney grump. Exhaustion dimmed my anxiety slightly, NO thanks to days of diligent derrière duty. So, I squeezed my eyes shut as tightly as humanly possible and pumped high volume music into my skull for an entire hour while the dentist melon balled my face. 12. Separate. Novocain. Shots! He jabbed five of them

S April 2019

Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club Checks Wheel Safety PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Emmons SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas Mark Newman and Mike Minges headlined the March 10 BSDC meeting at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. Both addressed safety issues involving vehicle wheels after a brief business meeting called to order by President Roger Higgins, Jr. He thanked Angie Hohenbrink for her work with the driving library. Sec’y Susan Murray reported that the club is in good financial order, and provided printed club event calendars and membership lists. Julie Emmons announced that the Barhorst Farm tour, Loramie, Ohio, has been moved to April 7. The Higgins drive at

Meeker, Ohio, may be moved to June. Annetta Shirk reminded members that the drive May 18 at the ‘Farm’ next to the Hardin County Fairgrounds will include a display of vehicles near the schoolhouse. Announcements included a plan to license carriages has been proposed by Rep. Cross of the Ohio legislature. Licenses would cost $50 and rubber shoes would have to be used on carriage horses. Ranee Liedel spoke concerning the addition of a pleasure driving class to the Ohio Western Horse Association shows. It was noted that both Judy Heffernan and Darlene Higgins were recovering from recent health problems. Mark Newman had brought an antique doctor’s buggy to illustrate his demonstration. He focused on safety: checking for sagging springs, loose spokes, bolts, and shafts, poles, and singletrees in poor condition. After showing a collection of wheel wrenches, he removed a rear wheel, pointing out the

leather washers that would keep the wheel running true rather than wobbling from looseness. His spares kit that goes with him on a drive includes all kinds of buckles, black tape, pieces of leather, and tools to fix any problems that might come up while driving away from home. Runners for a buggy? Newman explained how the wheels of this old buggy could be replaced by a set of short runners which slipped over the axels and had clamps that secured them. The vehicle would ride much lower but get the doctor out on his rounds. Mike Minges discussed the modern steel and aluminum wheels being used on the ‘new’ marathon and exercise vehicles. The wheels are much sturdier and may have either pneumatic or solid rubber tires. Heavy steel spokes are needed to keep up with the heavy use in speeds used to navigate combined driving cones courses and marathon obstacles. Steel ball bearings replace the leather washers used on the antique vehicles and the

bearings should be checked regularly for excessive wear. Most of the modern carriages have hydraulic brakes, requiring service for brake lines, calipers, and reservoirs. Since several members have small bicycle tire carts, Minges warned that those wheels aren’t able to withstand side force like heavier steel wheels. He also demonstrated the use of quick release snap shackles that enable a driver to easily get an equine in or out of the vehicle in record time. They make hitching quicker and in case of trouble, a speedy unhitching. Interested in driving your equine with a great group of people? Join BSDC, enjoy wonderful potluck lunches, have fun driving in a variety of places, and see interesting carriage related places. Check the Black Swamp Driving Club Facebook page and the BSDC website, www., for membership information and the calendar of upcoming events.

View From The Cheap Seats Continued

mid-procedure, just based on my cringing alone! Parting gifts? Gory gum tissue grafts, stitches the size of shoe laces, and a fat lip resembling Homer Simpson. What, no stickers, no toy?! Lame! I spent five days under the covers with a worried Jojo Dog on watch. Hubby delivered pain meds, vanilla ice cream, and lots of sympathy in heavy rotation. The penicillin prevented infection plus a bonus—the opposite of impaction. The stitches were awful, like mouthfuls of spiny horse hair. The dentist removed most of them two weeks later and I demanded my ‘Nurse’ extricate the remaining few with my stitch scissors from the tack room or listen to me whine for six more

weeks. And none the wiser, my dentist walked away unscathed. I think that deserves a sticker, don’t you? Sarah Vas, second generation horsewoman, owns and operates Winfield Farm & Forge in Grafton, Ohio. Even as a selfdescribed Little Guy trainer, her depth of knowledge and list of accomplishments have gained the respect of many prominent professionals in the industry. She has quietly worked her heart out finding a niche in the Arabian ring as well as a multitude of other breeds and disciplines. Keep up with Sarah’s schedule, clinic dates, and innovative educational programs via Facebook.

Add your Equine Event to the Corral Calendar! Email your Equine Event to and we’ll place your event in the calendar. April 2019



The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

Train Them Up — Let Them Go by Rob and Tanya Corzatt


t the beginning of April our son, Camdon, will be getting married. The process of him transitioning out of our home and developing his own independence has stirred a lot of different emotions in me. Each of our boys has their own unique characteristics and I have handled this process very differently with each. Growing up Camdon required a different type of nurturing due to his medical needs and unique challenges making all of this a little more challenging for me. Over the past few months during these changes, the Holy Spirit keeps bringing a couple things to my mind, a Bible verse and a horse named Fiona. Proverbs 22:6 states “Train a child up in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” I really love it when I read a Bible verse that not only pertains to how


God wants us to live our lives, but has so many parallels to training horses. If you replace the word ‘child’ with ‘horse’ it very well describes what we want to accomplish with a horse before they leave our training program. There is a tremendous amount of responsibility given to us in this verse. We need to discern a child’s strengths and characteristics in order to help develop their individual capabilities. That is also what we do with horses. The reason I keep reflecting back on Fiona is because it was very emotional for me when she graduated from here. Her owner is a very sweet young lady named Olivia, who had a passion to have her own horse. While in college, she was ready to begin looking for her perfect equine partner. She found Fiona. Fiona had some prior training and she was a very intelligent mare. After a while, she began to do little things to test Olivia. Olivia

was unaware that was what Fiona was doing. Some of these issues grew to the point where she was becoming unsafe. Olivia decided to enlist in the Army and asked me if we could work with Fiona while she was at basic training. She could have taken her horse to other wonderful trainers. Olivia loved Fiona very much and was entrusting me with the care and training of her horse. I was very honored! Olivia and Fiona now had something in common, they were both going to boot camp. It was my responsibility to ‘train’ this ‘horse’ up in the way it should go and hope that when she left CP Ranch, she wouldn’t stray from it. During the nine months Fiona was here, we had our up and down moments. Even though she was able to be ridden, I started with basic ground work for a while to figure out her strengths and weaknesses. She tested me a lot, but I also saw where she lacked in confidence and trust. When working with a horse, we begin directing their steps but allow for mistakes so they may learn from them. When she became more stable in her ground work, which took much longer than anticipated, I began to ride her. Much like Camdon, she had unique challenges. She required more attention in certain areas than other horses we have worked with. Through this process our relationship was growing and I loved seeing the beautiful transformation that was taking place. The time ultimately came when Olivia completed her training and she would soon be taking Fiona to their new assignment and home, North Dakota. I began to feel anxious. There was so much more I wanted to work on with Fiona to ensure she would be the equine partner Olivia had dreamt of having. But it was time for me to step back. I needed to relinquish my role of directing Fiona, give the reins to Olivia, and enter into the next phase of our relationship, being a consultant. If Olivia had any questions or needed advice, I would certainly be there to help. I have a tendency to get attached to these wonderful creatures and it was hard for me to see Fiona go! I became overwhelmed with


Tanya and Rob Corzatt emotions. I guess the ‘mom factor’ was kicking in. I saw wonderful changes and growth in her but how would she behave when she left? Would Fiona continue to take the path she had been taught? Was her foundation solid enough? Would the two of them continue to grow together and develop a strong relationship? There are so many parallels to my emotions with Camdon starting this new chapter in his life. As parents, it can be a very difficult transition when our children leave the nest. We go from the role of directing to being ‘consultants’. One of the most difficult changes for parents is when we have to relinquish the role of mom being the number one woman or dad being the number one man in our children’s lives. But, as God clearly states in scripture, it is our responsibility to train them up and prepare them for independence. Camdon has found a wonderful young lady he has chosen to be his partner and she has now become the number one woman in his life. Ephesians 5:31 says “… a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” The questions and concerns I had when Fiona was about to leave here, are the same that I have with each one of our sons. Will they continue to take the correct path? Is their foundation solid? Will they be a good spiritual partner for someone? Our children know that we are always here for them. God is always here for us through any of the difficult changes we may be going through. Philippians 4:6 says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, S April 2019

Wayne County Saddle Club

Another Superb Year Planned at the ‘Hollow’ PRESIDENT, Charlene Clark; VICE PRESIDENTS, Rich Gortner, Angie Didinger; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry; WEBSITE,

2019 is, indeed, galloping right along. ‘Hope you have O’le Dobbin ready because the first show at the ‘Hollow’ is just a couple weeks away. Hopefully the weather was fine for the

Spring Clean-up which was scheduled for March 30. If not, we’ll try again April 6. Since I have to have this document in to the good folks at the Corral the 10th of the previous month, (i.e. April’s was due March 10) it seems like I tend subconsciously to rush the season a bit. Spring is upon us, however, even though I’m writing this in March. Hopefully the ever-present mud we’ve been subjected to this year will be gone. Things are good for the club. This issue will have our annual two-page ad showing most—

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by Amy Leibold Are you looking for a family friendly, tons of fun, great competition, well run multiple judge horse shows that offer classes for spotted and solid horses? If so, check out the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio. For the 2019 show season, along

with our Youth, Amateur and Open Pinto classes, PtHAO has added Youth, Amateur and Open Solid classes to our showbill. Visit Pinto Horse Association of American’s website, www., to learn more about registering your spotted or solid equine(s) Pinto and come show with us! See our ad in this month’s issue of the Horsemen’s Corral for 2019 show dates and locations. Visit our website at www. for our 2019 showbill. Looking forward to seeing Pinto Spots and Solids in our 2019 Show Season

if not all—the activities at the ‘Hollow’ this year. Activities are planned and set up to offer you all another great year at the ‘Hollow’ in 2019. Chances are there will be a few more events planned. I’m sure we’ll have a get-to-gether to honor Life Member, Sis Mowrer who passed away in February. And some special activities may crop up to celebrate our 80th anniversary. Of course these are purely speculation at this time. The real stuff I can tell you about—the right now stuff—is here and now. Dates coming this month are April 20 Contest Point Show (330/466-1171); April 26 Fun Show (330/844-4041), May 10 Fun Show, May 11 Pleasure Show (330/201-1022). For the rest of the dates for everything planned so far, check our ad in this issue of the Corral. And, you might want to ‘clip and save’ for future reference. By the way, a personal thank you to the show chairmen for getting the showbills ready to publish this month! I do have a quick note about

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the (charity) Ride-A-Thon April 27. Every bit of the money donated will go to local charities. It takes $10 to ride, but we’re hoping you’ll reach out to others for extra moneys to go to very worthy local charities. The board is graciously donating T-shirts to everyone who brings in $100 or more. The ride should take a couple hours, going out through our trails, onto quiet local roads with some pretty cool scenery, through a local (Davey) tree farm and back to the ‘Hollow.’ It’s a great way to enjoy a spring ride and raise some money for folks in need. Donors can select a favorite charity. Signin is at 12:30 p.m. For advance information and sign-up sheets, contact Stan at 330/607-5106 or The worship group is open to all at 11 a.m. on Sundays. As I said, we’re headed for another superb year at the Wayne County Saddle Club. You are welcome! You are invited! Your officers and directors are ready for you! Why not join us?! ~Stan

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by Cindy Krumm Hello everyone! As I am typing this, it is still blustery and a very cold 15 degrees in NE Ohio. Of course, that is because I am typing this on March 7. Hopefully by the time you read it, you will be getting some riding done and have some of our events penciled in on your calendars for this trail riding season.

Remember that in May we will hold our spaghetti dinner and corn hole tournament on the 4th. We will start the day at 10 a.m. for any who want to bring their horses and go on a trail ride. At 1 p.m. we will start registering folks for a double elimination cornhole tournament. This tournament will include cash prizes and the cost is $40 for a two-person team with a discounted price for senior teams (over the age of 65). The first matches are to start at 2 p.m. Also at 1 p.m. we will start selling spaghetti dinners; $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Dinners will be available until 7 p.m. There will be raffles to try your luck and a 4-H club will be selling desserts.

Our Spring Ride weekend is May 17-19. You can come and join all of the fun and buy your meals for the entire weekend (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) for $55/person or $80/ couple for non-members. There are discounts available for members and children. Please check out our website for more details about this event. In June we will hold our 12th Annual Obstacle Challenge Event. This is our big Summer Bash weekend. The dates for this are June 7 through June 9. The weekend package of meals for this weekend is $70/person and $110/couple for non-members. As with all of our weekends, there are discounts for members and meals can be purchased

individually. The higher price for this weekend is to cover the cost of a huge all-you-can-eat ox and pig roast on Saturday evening. We will also have a live band for the evening’s entertainment. Be sure to look for our full page ad regarding this event in this edition of the Corral. If you send your paid reservation in by May 18, you will receive a special commemorative T-shirt when you arrive for the weekend. Go to our website, www., to find our registration form. I hope you make it to these events, If you do, be sure to look me up so we can introduce ourselves to each other. Until then, stay safe and enjoy happy trails!



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Greetings From Your President I attended all the regional meetings in February, except the Northeast region. I was under the weather that weekend and couldn’t travel. I enjoyed meeting chapter officers across the state and hearing all the good things the chapters are doing— lots of good projects, fun shows, fundraisers, and riding together. I enjoyed hearing about the extensive volunteer work the chapters are doing on their local

riding trails and facilities. If you are an OHC member and have not been attending your chapter meetings, I encourage you to attend. You’ll learn about all the great things that your chapter is doing, and you’ll probably make some new friends. I had an opportunity to review and make comments on the draft version of the Ohio Trails Vision, written by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

This document will replace the 2005 Ohio Trials plan. The scope covers trails for all uses, motorized and non-motorized in Ohio. The document is well written and clearly a lot of thought went into the plan’s creation. The author held five regional meetings around Ohio to gather input and reviewed over 7,600 trail surveys submitted by the public. The equestrian trails section of the vision document agrees with

our OHC vision for future trail and facility improvements and creation of new trails. The ODNR leadership is reviewing the plan now for final approval. It should be published in the June or July time frame. We in the OHC are looking forward to working with the ODNR and the Ohio Trails Partnership to develop detailed plans to implement the vision. ~ Eric Estill

and has repaired, replaced and/ or remodeled several things in both the house and barn already. Their two little girls are already wanting trails created in their wooded area and the woods near the farm. They will be future OHC members and avid trail riders as well as barrel racers. Stay safe. We hope to see you down the trails. Remember, don’t drink and ride. ~ Dan & Jean Reynolds

On a more somber note, we lost one of our past members since the last newsletter came out. Ida Coy, who is Ruth Howell’s sister, passed away without much warning. Our hearts go out to Ruth, Robin, and all who knew and loved Ida. Ruth spoke of her frequently with much fondness. Rest in peace, dear friend. A group of members showed up to mark trails at Hatches Corners. Our president, Cathy Isenberg, is determined to get these trails ready for all to enjoy. Thank you to all who are dedicated to spending their chilly Saturday preparing trails for summer. This is going to be a very active trail riding season for our chapter. Out of town excursions are being planned well in advance to assure that members can plan to ‘take it on the road.’ Hickory Creek will be the site of a ride on Aug. 31, and Benezett will host us on the weekend of Sept. 6. We hope many will join us on these more distant rides and on our local rides throughout Ashtabula County. I anticipate this will be a very happy trail season for all of us. Yee haw! ~ Jenny Walsh

unless scheduled differently due to conflicts. During Daylight Savings time, we will meet at 7:15 p.m. One of our projects is getting the trails ready at Barkcamp State Park for spring riding. This is an on-going project as there is always something that needs attended to. On the Barkcamp agenda are installing some new signs, such as for the trail heads, cleaning up after ourselves (parking areas) and pruning the trails (nipping branches and briers) while you ride. As our great friend of the trails Chuck says, “You should always carry a pair of nippers in your saddle bag.” Good advice, but sometimes we do forget. We are selling raffle tickets for a Ruger AR-556 in .223 caliber. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 of which 400 are being sold. Drawing will be after the 400 are sold. Winner must be 18 or older and pass the background check or the ticket is forfeited. The prize is being held at Nathan’s Sports Shop in Bellaire, Ohio. Up and coming events are Belmont Chapter OHC in conjunction with Belmont County Saddle Club Spring and Fall Trail Rides from the club May 11-12, and Sept. 21-22. For information or to receive a flyer call Chuck Lofton, 304/281-9920 or Jim Bolon, 740/391-3396. ~Jim Bolon

County Lines ASHLAND What a crazy winter we have experienced the past few months. We were glad to shed the cold temperatures that fluctuated up and down way more than we can even remember. Now if the mud dries up, we will start to run out of things to complain about until it gets too hot. The Ashland OHC chapter held a meeting last month at the Pleasant Hill Lake Park to develop the details of the June 2019 ride at the park. Committees were formed and breakout sessions held to outline details required to make it a great and fun weekend. At this point, I feel the most important fact of the event is all reservations must go through Mike Gerard at or call 330/466-3739. Make sure you watch for complete details of the Pleasant Hill Lake Ride in the Corral. Jean and I are pleased to announce our daughter, Megan Bash, and her spouse Jason, have recently purchased a nice tenacre horse farm just outside of Galion. The farm is surrounded by white vinyl fence and has a three-bedroom house and a great 11 stall barn with a large inside arena. It also has an outside arena and several turn out lots. It needs a little TLC; however, Jason is very handy and knowledgeable 90

ASHTABULA When I access the optimistic side of my imagination, I think I can feel spring’s gentle teasing from the other side of the frigid temperatures we are currently experiencing. Oh, I hope I am correct in my calculations that spring will arrive early this year. Yes, I have learned to love mud. We are up and running and ready for new riding weather. Our brave early birds have their horses on the trail already. There will be many more to follow, I am certain. The Spring Fling was March 16. This is the last year we are able to use the Sheffield Fire Hall, so there will be a search for another place big enough to accommodate our revelers. Thank you, Mariah, for all the hard work you did to usher in spring with this so fun dance.

BELMONT Our meeting p.m., at the Saddle Club. first Tuesday


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County Lines BUTLER Howdy from Butler County! The wheels are turning and moving forward in Butler County. Even though the mud and snow might slow us down a bit, we are steadily making progress toward our goal of repairing the switchback at Elk Creek/Sebald Park. It has been a long and tedious undertaking to find a contractor who would work on this project, but we seem to be in the final phase of finding one who will work with our budget. Our trail committee of Kris Green, Eric Estill, and Dave Krazl have spent countless hours going over proposals, walking the trails with perspective contractors, and meeting with park personnel to ensure that we get the best bang for our buck. Now that the trail seems to be heading in the right direction, it is also time to start thinking about how our club can make more of a presence in the horse community. Sherri Krazl made a motion that BCOHC sponsor three trail classes for three of the Butler County 4-H shows. The shows would be the June open show, a July open show, and an in-saddle class at the Butler County Fair. A vote was called, and it was passed unanimously. A guest speaker has been lined up for our April meeting. Shelly Schmidt and her daughter Ashley will be telling us about the Ohio High School Rodeo Association. It will be a busy couple of months, come and join us for some good food and socializing here in Butler County. I hope to see you all on the trails soon. ~ Mary Pope CHAMPAIGN March 2 brought us mild weather and 15 members to our Champaign County OHC meeting at Lori Long’s. With our bellies full, President Linda Imke called the meeting to order quickly before she and several other trail workers fell asleep on their plates! Treasurer Janet Roop gave her report and stated we paid $20 for renting the DR trimmer. We made $38 off tonight’s raffle and will deposit $18 after giving Lori $20 for hosting the meeting. Janet will have to pay for the Bobcat rental and fuel. Dayton Bobcat gave us a very generous deal on the rental and delivered and picked it up for free, because it was clean and fueled up. Thanks so much to Dayton Bobcat and April 2019

Kristy McLane who arranged the rental. Linda, Janet and Ellie Calhoun attended the regional meeting Feb. 24 and brought back some fliers that Cindy will scan and email out to club members. Linda noted that the trails are muddy and torn up from the ODNR brush cutter and our Bobcat work. Dan Imke suggested we purchase a 50# bag of shade tolerant grass seed and have riders distribute it on bare spots along the trail. Lori has a roller that can help smooth out the rough spots after the trail work is complete. Airport Road is in dire need of gravel and should be the responsibility of the park since they use it as a service road. Linda will discuss it with park manager Heidi. Potential new members and hard workers, Tara Beard and Terry Barga, checked out all the trails on an ATV and reported problem areas back to Linda to send crews. Becky Porter offered her club’s brand-new chainsaw if we need it. Linda will get with her. The next work party will be in a few weeks after our hardworking crew recuperates after this taxing three-day work weekend! That will probably be mostly hand trimming, since most of the downed trees are cleared and the trails widened. Since they are unable to work on the trails anymore, Steve and Cindy Glaser donated a chainsaw safety kit to the club. It contained chaps, helmet, ear protection and safety glasses. They were presented to main chainsaw man, Dan Imke, to keep his legs safe. John Sheffer can probably borrow it too! The White Elephant Sale that was scheduled for the April 6 meeting was pushed back to the May 4 meeting due to the scheduled absence of the Glasers, even though they volunteered to bring their goodies to Lori’s before going out of town! Seems the Glaser money is what they really want at the meeting! This may be better anyway since the Crons will be back by then too. Our next meeting will be April 6, at 6:30 at Lori Long’s and the White Elephant Sale will be May 4, Derby Day at Lori’s at 6 to get an early start. Stay safe, see you in the spring! ~ Cindy Glaser

3. It’s cold and snowing. I must admit I do love snow, but I’ve decided sustained temperatures above 50 degrees and the absence of mud in the pastures would be a wonderful thing. Autumn Trails Stable is holding a fundraiser at Simon Kenton Inn on Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, includes dinner and silent auction. The theme is Denim and Diamonds. Guests are encouraged to wear dark jeans and their best bling. Tickets are available at denimdiamonds or by calling 937/536-9912. It sounds like a fun evening and a great way to support our local therapeutic riding program. Plan to get your tickets before April 10. Looking forward to seeing everyone at our April 11 meeting which will be held at the Horseman’s Area. Hopefully, no snow! Until next month, happy trails! ~ MaryEllen COSHOCTON Hello April, let the horse hair fly! It has seemed like a long winter and I’m ready to get back on the trails. Due to work, I was not able to make it to the last meeting, but I was informed that a couple club members are working on a web page. We were not having much luck with the Facebook page so hopefully this will work out well for our club to share news and upcoming events. I have no updates on the trails, but I’m sure we are going out for some maintenance soon. I

can say with confidence that we will have them ready when you are reading this. Last night was the 50 to 60 mile an hour wind storm, no doubt there will be a lot of branches and trees to cleanup. Our first scheduled event will be the poker ride on June 1. I’ll have more information on it in the May Corral, but the main thing is the date. Just show up and you will have plenty of fun, fellowship and food. The results are in for the riders with the top miles ridden. They are Gigi Hartman, Jamie Jellison, Clay Hartman, and Mark Jellison. ~ Gigi DEFIANCE The winter weather kept most of us from riding so a member organized a walking group that met every Saturday morning until we could get back into the saddle. Attached are a couple pictures. Thank you, Teresa! We will continue to have rides the first Sunday of every month at 10 a.m. and park at Oak Openings day lot. Our fun horse show will be June 1 at Paulding Fairgrounds. It is now open to out-of-state horses. Gary Goll will be the judge. Our regional ride will be the last weekend in September. Congratulations to top mile

A walking group met every Saturday morning until better weather for riding.

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County Lines winners for 2018. First place was Kathleen Powell, second place Linda Mabis and third place Teresa Roughton. “When riding a horse we leave our fear, troubles and sadness behind on the ground.”—Juli Carlson. See you on the trails soon. ~ Defiance OHC DELAWARE Greetings from Delaware Chapter! Spring has finally sprung! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for drier weather so we can hit those bridle trails! Over the past several weeks, while waiting for better weather to ride, members have had the opportunity to participate in some fun events in and around Delaware. For example, at the time this article was written, our chapter members were looking forward to a guided tour of the Weaver Leather factory in Millersburg, Ohio, followed by a lunch gathering afterwards. I’ll have a full accounting of our tour in next month’s article. In addition, members were recently treated to a very informative seminar presented and hosted by Mr. Randy Jacobs, president of Direct Action Company Vitamins and Minerals (DAC) held at the Der Dutchman restaurant in Plain City, Ohio. Mr. Jacobs shared information on DAC equine products and the ways in which these products can help improve equine health, soundness and wellbeing. Thank you to club member, Ruth Kimpel, for spearheading this event. In other news, several club members were recently recognized for their achievements in high trail mileage and saddle hours. Indeed, it is not unusual for several of our members to accomplish over 1,000 trail miles each year! Several members achieved milestones in accumulative trail miles this year with a 500-mile patch being awarded to members Linda VanHorne, Theresa Burke and Ray Smalley. The 1,000-mile recognition patch was awarded to Mary Chmielewski. Member Tanya Corzatt led the membership in total saddle hours earned at 450 hours. Congratulations to all! In case you hadn’t heard, our chapter was the lucky recipient of a $750 grant awarded from the State OHC. This money will be used to fund some extensive trail improvements along a portion of the Winterhawk West trail known 92

Delaware trail mile and saddle hour award recipients. as ‘The Curves’. Pre-construction pictures of ‘The Curves’ have already been taken, and work will begin as soon as weather permits. Our trail maintenance volunteers headed up by crew chief, Mary Chmielewski, generally meet every Tuesday morning at the park, weather permitting. If you can spare the time, won’t you consider volunteering a few hours to help maintain the spectacular bridle trails at Alum Creek? A morning spent working on the trail is frequently followed by a hearty lunch at nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant. Please contact Mary for more information at 614/935-1631. Speaking of volunteers, the Equine Affaire will be in town at the Ohio Expo Center, on April 11-14. Volunteers are needed to serve as our ‘OHC ambassadors’ at our booth. Help spread the word about our worthwhile organization to other horse enthusiasts by signing up for time slot(s) during the event. A link to the Equine Affaire Volunteer Sign Up can be found on our State website and State Facebook page, or contact Theresa Burke, Equine Affaire Co-Chair at 614/329-7453 or equineaffaire@ Lastly, mark your calendars! Our first official chapter ride of the new year is slated for Sunday, April 28, at Alum Creek State Park. The meeting time and specific trail are yet to be determined. All club members are encouraged to attend. Please contact President Dan Chambers at 614/668-9313 or Secretary Bobbi Arters at 216/536-1837 if you plan to attend so they can assist you with trailer parking arrangements. Remember, always ‘call before you haul’. Stay tuned for additional information. Until next month, wishing everyone, including your fourlegged friends, a happy Easter! ~ Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County! Our monthly meeting was held

April calendar: April 11, OHC meeting; April 17, Brecksville ride 12 p.m., contact Lynn; April 24-28, Elkins Creek; and April 27, Oak Openings 1 p.m. day ride, contact Julie. Have a great Easter, enjoy Earth Day and smell the flowers before your horse eats them! Life is better on the trail! FAIRFIELD

Erie County OHC, high miles winners. at the Coupling following a wonderful potluck. Our speaker was Jan Daniels, one of the original founding members of the therapeutic riding facility, Stampede of Dreams. She gave us a wonderful and informative presentation on this great program. Stampede of Dreams is a 501 3C non-profit organization. Jan is also a charter member of Erie County OHC. She needs volunteers to help with the horses and the riders. If you think you could help, please contact her. It would be greatly appreciated. The Vision Committee met one last time at the Milan Wine Bar to finalize details on our upcoming banquet. We were so excited to share some of the fun ideas we came up with. Our first annual Recognition Banquet was held at Danny Boys on Saturday, March 2. Gathering time caught us up on everyone’s adventures, near and far. We sat down to a great buffet of endless Italian food in the company of new and old horsey friends. Club hats and other fun articles could be chosen as patches and certificates were passed out. It was a fun time had by all! What an incentive to record your miles and hours for next year. It will only get better! April brings our calendar booked with camping and day rides. Equine Affaire, April 1014, falls in there for horse lovers of all ages. Hopefully, spring has truly arrived by then. Our


We are quickly whittling away at the winter of 2018-19. There have been rough spots, but as a whole, up to this point, I have been through worse. Spring is only three weeks away, at least according to the calendar. I think I can make it. Activity in Fairfield County has been slow, at least when it comes to outside equine activities. A few of our hardier bunch have logged a few miles, but the rest of us have stayed closer to the warmth inside of a house. Our trail committee has tried a couple times to organize a work day at Hocking State Forest, but the weather has not cooperated. Finally on March 2 we had a break in the weather and it was all hands on deck to clear the trails. Twenty-four members and friends showed up to work on the cleanup project. Tom McGuire, our trail boss, organized the project. He divided the group into teams and dispersed them to different areas of the park to clear the downed trees. This was not an easy task on some of the trails as the pictures I have included with this article will show. The excessively wet weather and high winds knocked down literally dozens of trees on almost every trail. Two of the trails, Buckskin Canyon and the Goat Trail, had to be walked in order to clear them as they are not ATV accessible. Go figure, these are also two of the rougher, steeper trails in the park. When the last of us rolled back into camp I can say with 100 percent confidence all the equine trails at Hocking are clear of trees until the next wind storm. I want to send out a special thanks to Dave Clary and Jimmy Miller of Ross OHC, Craig and Charlene Santee of Licking OHC, plus Chris and Nancy Wentz of Hocking OHC, who showed up to help at our work day. Thanks from Tom and myself to everyone. This truly was an example of what can be accomplished using the OHC mission statement, Horsemen Helping Horsemen. April 2019

County Lines We will be working on the trails at OO McIntyre Park for the Shriners Ride scheduled there for May 11, 2019. They will ride out at noon. If interested in joining our club, contact Eddie Wolf at 740/416-3531, or Sherri Repass at 740/446-9338. Happy trails until next month. ~ Sherri

Trina holding Kathy’s horse, Jeffrey.

Hocking State Forest trail cleanup work day, March 2. Before you read this article, our club will have hosted our first campout and ride. We are scheduled to roll into Mohican State Forest on Friday, March 29. It has been a couple years since we were last issued a camping permit. To say the least, we are excited. Our total ride schedule is listed on our website. If you are interested, go to our web page at ffohc and click on calendar. ~ Chris FULTON I’ve never been on a game show, and I doubt I ever will, but if I was, I’d want to compete in that game where you stand in a phonebooth-size box and the money flies around you as you reach out and try to grab it. That’s what I feel this spring is going to be. There will be lots of days flitting around and you will just have to get lucky to grab a spring-like day, especially if it’s on a weekend. There will be the days where you get the horses out, parking lots are filled, and you will see

Kathy and her horse, Jeffrey. horses everywhere! Then there will be some days where I won’t think there is any spring weather in sight. Judging from the lack of trailers at the horse trail heads, I won’t be the only one. Good thing for us OHC’ers, we know what to do when we don’t get the horses out. We know how to eat and how to eat well! I am so looking forward to it being outdoors picnic weather, but as it is not that yet, restaurants are OK, too. We all met Feb. 24, at the Fire Pit in Holland for their buffet. This was that really windy day. I know several people had been out on the trails the day before; I bet they’re glad they made it out that day. Sunday was a good day for staying inside. Please check out the survey results on our website, http:// Our new president, Jack Collins, wants to make sure everyone’s input counts. Thanks also to our new Vice President Kathy Brown for getting the emails and texts out to everyone. They definitely keep me on track. In the meantime, keep grabbing for those spring days! As I’m looking out my window at snow on the ground, I don’t even think my name got drawn to compete in that darned old gameshow game! Here’s hopin’ that by next week we’re all grabbing spring days! Happy Trails, ~Trina GALLIA

Robin on Silver. April 2019

Gallia OHC members are still waiting on warm dry weather.

GEAUGA Greetings from Geauga OHC. Our first meeting of the year was held on Feb. 5 at Kendall Smith’s beautiful home. Dr. Meghan Kartley from Maple Leaf Veterinary Service did a talk on common veterinary emergencies on the trail. She said, “You can save your horse’s life by being prepared for a trail emergency!” Two horse-emergency essentials are duct tape and Banamine. It was a wonderful and informative talk. Thank you, Dr. Kartley. An annual event for us is taking Valentine cookies to the Geauga Park District employees. We love to thank them for all the work they do on the trails. Our Geauga County trails are superb. We really appreciate all the Geauga Park District employees. Thank you Sue Mulhall and Joy Keco for delivering the cookie trays. Thank you Ann Poshedley and Joy Keco for putting the trays together. “If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.”—Wayne Dyer ~Linn Walker

Valentine Cookies 2019. GREENE Welcome to spring! This should reach you shortly before Equine Affaire, and usually the weather there is pretty decent. I do remember a few years ago, however, when it got very cold and snowed. One of the outdoor demos Sunday morning was held in below freezing temperatures. Hopefully, for all attendees and especially participants, this year


Greene County OHC will be decent. Hopefully a lot of you will get to attend this year. I’ve been every year, and for over half of those, I’ve been able to shop and visit a little, but have mostly worked the OAATS distance booth. Last year we voted not to set up there, I’m happy not having to devote six days to it and just enjoy myself. Maybe when I’m retired, I’ll be able to work the OHC booth, but for right now, I’ll have to save the vacation days and just go up for one day. If you do get there, however, please make sure to stop by the OHC booth and say hi. It’s a great way to network, because believe it or not, not all horsemen in the state know about OHC and all the work we do. Not much work has been done lately with Mother Nature being so unhappy. I do believe that Dave Goodbar and Roger Pawsat got out onto the Caesar Ford trails once to clear a few trees, but of course, that will be an ongoing issue. If you’re going to any trails, please be aware that with all the wind and wet over the winter, you may well meet obstacles despite the work of OHC chapters. Be patient and if you can, volunteer to join your local work days. Speaking of work days, Warren County will again host Green Up Day on April 27, at 9 a.m. at the Caesar Creek horse camp. Bring any loppers, rakes or other tools, and if you’re handy with a chainsaw, or have a 4-wheeler or tractor, feel free to bring that too. There are plenty of jobs for everyone. Even though it’s a Warren County function, it’s open to all, and since we hold our State ride there, it’s a good thing for Greene County to be 93

County Lines involved in. If you can’t make it right at 9, feel free to contact me at 937/232-9256 or akela83@ or on the Greene County Facebook page, and I’ll make sure there’s a job waiting for you when you get there. Happy riding! I’m including some photos form the 2017 State ride to get us in the mood for this year. ~ Mickie GUERNSEY Hello to everyone from Guernsey County. Ohio is holding true to its predicted weather—winter, spring, summer and fall all in one day. At the February meeting these items were discussed again: winter trail maintenance, getting ideas for ride schedule 2019, cleanup day in April and raffle ticket items. Work continues on the trails by our winter crew. If the wind storm has not done any damage to the trails, the purple trail is clear.

Cleaning up the water hole on the Blue trail.

Cindy Smith keeping the guys in line.

Bruce Smith hard at work on the Blue trail. 94

The blue and white trails have had work done on them. Hopefully, some of those knee knockers have been cut off the trails. The tie lines at Keith’s Alley will be put up at a later date. April 11 will be the last meeting at Mr. Lees Restaurant until November. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. Come early if you plan to eat. April 27 will be the cleanup day for Salt Fork State Park. Some of us will be camping, weather permitting, while others will come for the day to help. Guernsey County OHC will be providing donuts and coffee in the morning and the meat for a meal after the work is completed. Bring a covered dish to share. Water will be provided all day. We are hoping that this year will be a dryer riding season. Start tracking those miles and stay safe on the trails. ~ Marcy HAMILTON Welcome to April! For inquiring minds, April is named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite. In the Roman calendar, April is spelled Aprilis, meaning ‘to open,’ because April is the month when trees and flowers begin to bloom and go on to flower. Hmm, this sounds about right, my birthday is in January and I’m sure everyone is more than ready to see blooming flowers! Let’s spring this column open with a report on the Merck Meeting! On Feb. 28, 130 HCOHC members, friends and guests gathered at the Fernald Nature Preserve to enjoy a delicious beef barbecue buffet dinner, drinks and desserts prior to hearing Merck Animal Health’s boardcertified equine surgeon Dr. Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS uncork his powerful presentation on ‘A Horse’s Legs from Birth to Retirement.’ Opening with foal abnormalities and closing with adult onset arthritic conditions, Dr. Gaughan used his knowledge, vast clinical experience and a multitude of photos and radiographs to expertly walk the audience step-by-step through the developmental changes a horse’s legs experience from birth to retirement. It was a terrific evening and an absolutely fascinating presentation. Many thanks for this go to the Merck Animal Heath Team: Dr. Earl Gaughan for presenting, and Steve Montemarano for coordinating Dr. Gaughan’s

Dr. Earl Gaughan, Steve Montemarano, Dr. Anna Hood and Dr. Mike Frederick.

Dr. Earl Gaughan reviewing photos with member Donna Gambill. travel from Colorado; Miamitown Equine Veterinary Services: Dr. Anna Hood and Dr. Mike Frederick for funding the delicious buffet dinner, drinks and desserts; Fernald Nature Preserve for providing use of the Community Meeting Room; and HC-OHC volunteer workers Amy Brockman, Nance Forte’, Ann Frederick, Joe Gray, Judi Gangloff, Grace Hobbie, Lin Huelsman, Karen Osborne, Neil Relyea, Dick and Sarah Stuart, and Jeff and Lisa Wynn for pulling everything together. HC-OHC unlocked March with its first trail cleanup of the year. On March 2, five determined HC-OHC members tackled and cleaned a section of Miami Whitewater Forest Horse Trail B. This fabulous five cleared the trail corridor of multiple downed tree limbs and people trash plus shoveled the mud out of numerous obstructed and partially obstructed trail culverts. It was lots of hard work. Many thanks go to HC-OHC volunteer workers Julianna Dills, Ann Frederick, Barbara and Lindsay Layman and Heidi Voss who are making horse trails better for everyone. Want wide open fun and adventures? We have them! On May 2, Dr. Jon Seymour will be at the Crosby Township Community Center presenting information on the Oxbow Nature Preserve; Saturday, May 4 is the Derby Day Ride; Saturday night, May 18, is Moonlight Ride #1 at the Shaker Trace Trail; Saturday, May 26, is Crosby Township’s Memorial Day Parade; and Sunday, May 27 is Cheviot’s Memorial Day parade!


Trail cleanup Lindsay Layman, Heidi Voss, Barb Layman and Juliana Dils. Not a member? Unfold your wallet, spend $20 and come join us! You can find HC-OHC’s application online at ohconline. com under ‘chapters’ or email and request an application. For up to the moment HC-OHC information visit us on Facebook at Ohio Horseman’s Council Hamilton County Chapter. Open up your world and become a HC-OHC member. You will love our club. ~Ann Frederick HARRISON Welcome April! While writing this, it is the beginning of March, and just as soon as we think we are on the downhill slide into spring, winter rears its head again. It was nine degrees last night, but there is hope for the future. Days are getting longer, and the sun feels warmer. I have some older hens and they have started laying, so for me, that is a sign that spring is just around the corner. We are still planning trail work with Buckeye Trail Riders for the last weekend in April, Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. We will be clearing trails of deadfall and sprucing up the trail riders’ campground. It is a fun weekend if the weather cooperates. There will be a Chili Cook Off on Saturday night. We still have our fun show tentatively scheduled for July 20 at the Harrison County Fairground. T-shirt designs were voted on at our March meeting to give us enough time to get them for the Memorial Day Parade in Hopedale, Ohio. Our regional ride is scheduled for June 7-9 at Harrison State Forest. Get your reservations in for a camping spot by contacting Judy May, 740/491-0661. There will be a scavenger hunt on Friday and an ice cream cobbler social in the evening. Saturday breakfast will be provided by the Harrison OHC. You can ride on a guided ride or ride on your own. April 2019

County Lines applies here in the muddy spring. Please respect our trails in parks and forests. A lot of good people put in a lot of effort to create and maintain the equestrian trails we all enjoy. We can skip a ride, or choose a less traveled road or a rails-to-trails to enjoy our spring riding adventures on. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses leaner, as we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. We meet the third Monday of each month at the Long Branch Pizza on Main St. in Centerburg at 7 p.m. ~ Terry L. Baker

Rhonda, Darby and Faye. We will have a potluck dinner in the evening and a fundraising auction. Sunday, breakfast and cowboy church. You can ride on your own or take a guided ride. Several of our club members escaped to the warm weather in Florida. They took their horses with them and spent an enjoyable month riding and just having fun. Way to go Rhonda Kinser, Darby Borovich and Faye Verhovec. We all enjoyed the Facebook postings of your adventures. They rode with Tom Seay and others on The Best of America by Horseback. Our April 18 meeting will be held at the Mine Restaurant in Cadiz, Ohio. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you there. God bless and be safe. ~ Dorothy Glover HOLMES Hello from our beautiful county of Holmes! Our OHC group had our monthly meeting tonight and had the pleasure of listening to Reuben Miller as he spoke about his trip to South Dakota. He rides a 19-year-old horse named Tonto. Tonto is a beautiful mustang from California. Reuben’s adventure started at Custer State Park. There are no marked trails and he did get lost once and this horse took him back to camp on his own. One of his favorite rides was trailering out to where the movie ‘Dances with Wolves’ was filmed. Reuben brought some beautiful pictures back with him and had some enlarged that we passed around to get a good look at the awesome scenery.

Jamie Milner on her new horse. April 2019

Reuben Miller From the badlands to the tall grasslands, he had plenty to see. He was there in time to join the buffalo round up. He rode Tonto to this round up where normally Tonto is bombproof, but not on this day. He was smart enough to realize to not push the horse further than it wanted to go. He couldn’t believe how his horse reacted to the hype of all the visitors. He turned around and went back to camp. He belongs to HTCAA, Horse Trails and Camping Across America, and encouraged our members to check out their Facebook page and their website, Our club had the honor of donating money toward a onetime scholarship in memory of Madison Kurtz who would have graduated this year but sadly passed away at the age of six from cancer. Her parents, Lester and Lisa, have been long time horse lovers, and Lester is also a farrier. By the time this is published, we will be finished with our pizza sales. This is our main fundraiser for the year. We do have fun assembling these pizzas, making the boxes and delivering the goods. Thanks to all who supported us while buying and selling pizzas. See you on the trail! ~ Ricki KNOX Greetings from Knox County OHC, the geographical center of Ohio. As the saying goes, “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” or vice versa. Personally, I hope the lion shows his worst head so we can move on to spring. We are all ready for spring. I have seen robins, red wings, black birds and a buzzard on the barn roof! Our now annual tack auction was Feb. 23. While not as productive as years past, it was a welcomed social event. I personally was surprised with an impromptu birthday celebration. We want to thank all those who diligently volunteered and took an active

Tack auction. role towards another successful event. We want to especially thank our young helpers. Without good volunteers, this event would not happen. Becky Porter, our new Central Region Representative, organized a Central Region meeting for Feb. 24 at the Corral Restaurant in Columbus. It was well attended and a lot of good discussion was put forth. We are planning a Central Region event, dates and details being decided. Will report next month. March 30, 2019, is Knox County’s first 2019 scheduled day ride on the Mohican Valley Trail where you find the now famous Bridge of Dreams. Again, I’ll report on this event next month, and possibly have pictures of it. I am sure it will be a well attended event. Equine Affaire is April 10-14. OHC has a booth there that we utilize to present OHC to the attending public. A volunteer list was available on the OHC website. Knox County is a very active riding club. Someone recently posted on our Always Riding Facebook page they were riding to the Mohican Lodge, and we had 18 riders show up. This was not a KCOHC scheduled ride. Just illustrates how active a riding group we really are. While it is difficult to abide by, but the saying, “If you won’t ride in your own back yard, why are you riding in mine?” certainly


LAKE Knock, knock, knocking on Farm Park’s door was extremely difficult in the very dark, freezing cold. Some of us stayed in our cars. Some of us looked for other open entrances. And we all kept knock, knock, knocking. We still love our Lake Farm Park and everything about it, but we finally stopped knocking, and took our meeting to Morgan Manner just down the road, or so we were told. After turning onto what appeared to be a driveway, I realized I was on another road, winding and twisting, twisting and winding. What an adventurous navigation in the dark, black night with just headlights and taillights! Rosemary and Ken opened their home to us, and we began our meeting. Old business was discussed, and new business aired for discussion. Rosemary and Michelle S. will go to Lake County Park meetings to learn how we, as a group, can contribute to the Lake Park System. Decals identifying Lake County OHC members were given out. Ricki passed out awesome lavender roses as a Valentine remembrance. Thank you Ricki. Big D’s and Schneiders Saddlery also get a great big “Thank You” for their continuing support. Saturday, June 29, was set for our annual Poker Ride event to be held at North Chagrin Reservation. The new parking lot for horse trailers is off River Road near Rogers Road. Oxford Lane no longer exists. It is gone! Registration is 9 a.m. Riders may start after registering. Good luck to all. Our regional ride is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24, at Girdled Road. Registration is at 9 a.m. with start time at approximately 10 a.m. 95

County Lines Come ride and have fun with us. Tell us your stories. Laugh and live horses! Keep lovin’ that horse of yours! ~Rayneen

If you are planning on trail riding in the Licking Park District parks, please call or check their website to make sure the trails are open. Sometimes they are closed due to the weather or an event going on. Usually, they try to keep at least one of the three parks’ trails open for horseback riding. Our meetings are the last Monday of the month at Infirmary Mound Park, Granville, 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. All information may be found on our website, Lickingcountyohc. org. At the top is a red banner that will state any cancelations or changes to our plans. We are also on Facebook. Be safe out on the trails. ~ Deborah Sheka

LAWRENCE We are getting ready for the winter to leave and spring to take its place. All the muddy horses need to be brushed, spit shined and shod. All the parked horse trailers need to be pulled out of the mud, washed and cleaned inside and out. All the tack needs to be cleaned and oiled. Whew, we have a lot of work ahead of us just to get ready for the riding and camping season. We started our new 2019 meetings on March 11 at the Nature Center at 7 p.m. We will be getting our ride agenda put together for the new year, and hopefully, we won’t get rained out like we did last year. We will be cleaning up at Paddle Creek starting in April, and we will get our work dates lined up and posted soon. I hope this year the weather is much better so that we do the things that we have planned to do for the past two years. Happy Trails! LICKING Hello from Licking County with just a little reminder, don’t wear chapstick when brushing your horse. Think about it. Our chapter has been planning some fun events for this year. Since the Christmas party was a big success, it was voted to hold another one this year, yea. April 28 we will be participating in a Licking Park District event. It’s an event to get people outside and enjoying the parks. We will have a couple of horses there for people to pet, a cow’s head, not a real head, for kids to try to rope, a few saddles set up for little ones to sit on and have their pictures taken. We will also have a table set up with information regarding OHC. The park always has a big turn out for this event, and the people love seeing the horses. Since you will receive this article after our March meeting, I can include our top Ten Riders for Licking County 2018: Mitzi Greber, Liz Shiplet, Linda Bering, Bill Bering, Craig Santee, Charlene Santee, Shawn Belcher, Jane Thomasson, Karen McCabe, and me. Jane only needs 24 miles to receive the 1,000-mile patch. Shawna, Linda, and Bill will receive their 96

Becky Porter and Erica Wilson.


Licking County OHC 200-mile patch. Top five hours in the saddle are: Karen McCabe, Shawna Belcher, Holli Wheatley, Jane Thomasson, and Liz Shiplet. Congratulations to all! Total miles turned in by Licking County were 2,064, total hours, 361. Considering all the rain in 2018—great job. Our chapter has for several years donated to the local food pantry, and it was voted on to continue. Please bring some canned food to the meetings to be forwarded to the food pantry. Show chairperson Diane Wheatley has the showbills made up for the two fun shows. You can find them on our website. Please look around in your tack room, or wherever, to see if there are any items you would like to donate for the silent auction that will be held at the July fun show. You may bring the items to the meetings or just call Diane. I can’t wait to go to the Equine Affaire in Columbus, April 1114. My husband and I have signed up to volunteer at the OHC booth on Thursday. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. There will be so much to see and so much for sale; maybe I shouldn’t have signed up my husband, too. Craig Santee, trail maintenance chairperson, needs volunteers to work on the trails. If you are able to help please contact Craig. All help is appreciated.

We here in Logan County have survived the 2019 polar vortex. I hope you and your fur babies got though it fine and dandy. We held our Feb. 10 meeting at East Liberty Community Room. We had 15 members present and one visitor. Josh Wiley, our visitor, announced he has purchased the old Discovery Riders facility. He passed out business cards for his farrier business. Becky Porter reported on the desensitization clinic. We have a tentative date, but we are researching potential locations and cost breakdowns. More information is needed before a decision is made on the clinic. Logan County OHC is setting up an information booth at the Marmon Valley horseshows this year. Awards were announced at the meeting and are as follows: Mike and Diane Kenne received a certificate of appreciation award for their help with trail cleanup this year at Kiser Lake. Janice Spicer was recognized for 300 trail miles this year. Adult top mileage and hours went to Erica Wilson. Jeanie Boswell won second place adult top hours, and Becky Porter won adult top mileage. Chase McKinney was awarded youth top

Mike and Diane Kenne.


Becky Porter and Jeanie Boswell. hours and mileage. Logan County held their March 3 meeting at the East Liberty Community Room. After a delicious potluck, the meeting was brought to order with 19 members present. The group got a lot accomplished at this meeting; first and foremost, the Desensitization clinic is a go for Saturday, June 1, at Marmon Valley Farm. It will be an allday event, 9-5, with an 8:30 ring warm up. Cost was decided $50 for Logan County OHC members and $60 for non-members. The obstacles were discussed; what we wanted to keep from last year, what we might want to delete, and three new obstacles. In addition, it was voted that Logan County OHC will sponsor three of Marmon Valley Farms horse shows this year. We will also be working the concession stand as a small fundraiser at the April show. This year our August meeting is going to be held in conjunction with the Central Ohio Waggoneers at the Hall-Fawcett Memorial Park during their weeklong camp at that location. Becky Porter reported from the Central Region meeting. Counties helping other counties to work on trails was discussed as a growing movement. Rocky Fork Metro Park in Franklin County has recently expanded their trail miles from two to 12. There was also talk of a multi-county ride at Alum Creek State Park this year. ~Cynthia Orr April 2019

County Lines LORAIN Hello everyone and welcome spring! It is nice to see the beginning of new life again sprouting out of the earth. This month we’d like to thank Harrison Trailers for sponsoring our April calendar. Harrison is located in Wellington. They carry a wide variety of Featherlite, Exiss and Sooner trailers to name a few in many styles and sizes to meet your needs for day use and overnight travel. Check out their website at, visit them at their store, or see what they have for sale at the Equine Affaire. They have new and pre-owned trailers. Also, Harrison sells a wide selection of trucks to pull your trailer, so you can do a one-stop shopping experience, if you’d like. We had a wonderful time riding at Carlisle for our Sweetheart Day Ride! Great friends, delicious treats and warm beverages made for a lovely time. Thank you to Sue and Vince Mollica for organizing the ride and refreshments. Jim Wallace, our vice president, reported via sunny Florida that the state is in the process of developing a new website that may be two parts; one for anyone to use and a member only section that you will need to login to get information. The State Department of Natural Resources is working on a website that will have all trails in Ohio that are available to the public. This will include equestrian, bike, mountain bike, hiking, motorized, and water trails. This will include all parks; state, national, metro, forestry areas, AEP, Muskingum Watershed District and wildlife areas. This website is trails. Jim reported also that our OHC dues were used to fund the following grants in our regions: Jefferson Chapter to be used at Jefferson Lake State Park for trail repair: Geauga Chapter for Ellerin Property (Hollbrook Hollows Trail System for a new connecting trail with the Emerald Necklace Trails) and Summit Chapter to be used at the Richland Heritage Preserve for a new parking lot serving trails that were added 2016-2018. On April 6, plan to come to North Chagrin for an 11 a.m. day ride. We will park at the Oxbow Trailhead. It is off Oxbow Lane (across from Rogers Road) which runs off Chagrin River Road (Route 174) between Route 6 (Chardon Rd.) and Wilson April 2019

Mills Road. Plan to bring your lunch for an enjoyable outing in this beautiful park. April 11-14 is the Equine Affaire at the state fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. There are educational programs, breed pavilion demonstrations, horse and farm exhibits, a trade show, versatile horse and rider competitions, a consignment store and the amazing Fantasia Horse Show (additional price). Check out the Equine Affaire website for further information. It is a good idea to purchase tickets to Fantasia early to be assured of a seat. On Monday, April 15, we will have a membership meeting at the Carlisle Visitor Center in the Black River Room beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Sherry and Ron Hoover are presenting ‘Trek Across Iceland’ on Icelandic Horses. Kym Farley will provide free safety inspections of members’ tack from 5:30-7 p.m. Kym, a Lorain County Horse Council member has a saddlery and service shop where she repairs and sells custom horse tack. Kym is located in Wellington. On Saturday, April 27, we need club volunteers to clear the trails at Charlemont Reservation at 9 a.m., then Wellington Reservation for trail maintenance. Plan to wear sturdy waterproof boots and work gloves, and bring tools to nip bushes and saw down trees that have fallen across the trails. Afterward, we will enjoy a bite to eat at the Wellington Dairy Queen for lunch. I would suspect that many trees are blocking the trails due to the strong winds over the winter months; therefore, please make every effort to pitch in to help clean up the trails so we can safely ride them in the months ahead. In fact, we will enjoy the fruits of our labor on Sunday, April 28, with a day ride at Charlemont starting at 1:30 p.m. Plan to meet at the New London-Eastern Road parking lot. Judi Budi is the contact for this ride. Carriages may be on the trails at Carlisle on Saturday, April 6, 11 and 14, so be alert in case your horse is not accustomed to them. On Saturday, May 4, we will have a Pre-Cinco De Mayo Day Ride at Brecksville. We will ride out at 11 a.m. Ramona Hernandez is our contact person for this ride. Let the fun begin! ~ Kathy Duncan

MADISON Howdy from Madison County. Hopefully when this issue arrives it’ll be a sunny spring day, and we’ll be looking at the daffodils and tulips blooming. Remember, the sugar content is high in the new spring grass, so don’t let your horses go crazy on it. Besides, we need to give it time to grow and get established. I attended a pasture management seminar one time and three inches was the lowest recommended height before moving your animals off that pasture. I know you all just laughed at that, didn’t you? Ideally, we should have three or more pastures to rotate our livestock, allowing the others to stand free for two to three weeks at a time. Easier said than done, but it’s something you might want to think about while standing there looking at the remnants of your March mud lots. Fencing parties are a great way to get your club together before the hardcore riding season starts. Speaking of the riding season, our gymkhana series starts May 4 at Madison County Fairgrounds in London. We have a covered arena, rain or shine, the show will go on. The rest of the schedule is June 9, Aug. 17, Sept. 15 and Oct. 13. There is no July date due to the county fair. We start registration at 9 a.m. with the opening at 10 a.m. We’re kicking around the idea of a later start in August. This used to be our ‘under the lights’ competition to beat the heat, but it doesn’t get dark until late in August. We need to start by 3 or 4 to be done before midnight, and it’s still really hot then. If you have a preference one way or the other, please let us know on our Facebook page, Madison County OHC Gymkhana. Please introduce yourselves when you register, and let us know what chapter you’re from. We look forward to seeing you. Please post any rides you have planned or are even thinking about on our regular Facebook page, Madison County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council. We are always looking for riders to join up with anywhere. We’re friendly and willing to travel. Of course, we’d love to show off the new rugged trails at Deer Creek, too. Several of our members are retired, so they can do week days. Also post if and when you’re attending Equine Affaire. I would love to see a multi


county get together. Seems like I only meet other county OHCers at state meetings. Let’s change that in 2019. ~Cheryl MEDINA The next time you go riding in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park think of George Windate. George, along with other like-minded horsemen (and women) approached the park personnel over 34 years ago about establishing bridle trails in the Cuyahoga Valley. He, along with other members of the Metropolitan Horse Association, even walked the park in search of good places to put them. It was decided that being a part of a larger organization would be in our favor, so, at a Sharon Center bank in the late 1980’s, George gathered over 100 people, and the beginnings of Medina OHC were formed. He became Medina’s first president and our chapter would be the first northern Ohio chapter of the OHC. It was almost a fairytale start to our 33-year history. Now an important piece of our history is no more. George Windate has gone on to that great trail ride in the sky leaving his dear wife Sally and the others who knew and admired him. He was just shy of 90 years of a well-spent life. Sally wrote that the club was important to George, and in retrospect, George was very important to us. So, the next time you ride in the CVNP, send a mental “Thanks, George” in his memory. While you are thinking of rides this year, remember to get on board with our monthly combined rides with sister chapter, Summit. These rides were a smashing (no, not literally!) success last year. We start with a ride in Brecksville Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks. Be ready to ride at 10:30. If you are coming, please contact Barb Vega (216/7021224). For more information, please contact Molly Eastwood (330/603-0820). The next is April 25 at Bedford Reservation, then May 10 at South Chagrin Reservation. A complete list of the rides can be found on our website or in our newsletter. Join us for rides on some of the most beautiful trails in the state. No, we’re not biased. We have a winner! In horse racing news the winner is copresident Karen Knuth and her 97

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Don and Vickie Wagnor at our 2018 tack auction. amazing thoroughbred, Dark Maze! Congratulations, Karen. Hope those wins keep a-comin’. Will we be getting chateaubriand at our next work lunch? Guess what else keeps comin’? Our trail sessions with the CVNP! Join us on April 13 for a leafblowin’, shovel diggin’, pitch fork pitchin’ heck of a good time (I hate to call it work!). And it comes with a lunch! Watch our website, newsletter and email blasts for further information, or you can contact one of our trail bosses, Patricia Vance (pavancelaw@ or 330/836-9358), Mike Andrea ( or 330/592-5953), or Jack Weese ( 440/234-9668 or 216/780-9668). The sun is getting brighter, time to hit the valley! ~Rosemary Young MEIGS I am hoping everyone has been able to go trail riding by now. I know there are a lot of trees down on our trails due to the high winds we had. We, Meigs County members, are ready to get started working on our trails getting them cleaned up. The February tack auction with Jerry Henderson was another success. The members came together and worked hard to make this a success. We greatly appreciate all the help from the members at these events. The February OHC meeting was cancelled due to some of the officers being sick. Trail mileage patches still need be given to the members. Those names will be announced later. 98

Ed Turley and Laney Hankla. The AEP Horse camp will be opening on May 1. Our first trail ride at the camp will be May 11 with a fun show following afterwards. Sign up for the fun show is at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 5 p.m. Any OHC member is welcome to attend. I may ride again this year for my niece’s birthday. I told her I still haven’t said yes, but I bet she will have me talked into going. That will be my mileage for the year. Everybody will be shocked if I ride again after that for the rest of the year. I try to get my friend Valerie Toban to compete in our fun shows. I have told her that if she enters the show, then I will do it also. Wouldn’t that be interesting? Some of our youth members have been competing at the Crazy Woman’s Ranch in Lancaster. They are Shayla Hysell, Kaelin Steele, Pacey Messer and Victoria Wilson. Way to go girls. Enjoy your riding and happy trails. ~Dian McDaniel MONTGOMERY Howdy from the Montgomery County Chapter! It is hard to believe I am sitting here writing an article for April already! I can’t say I have a lot of fun things to share with you all this time, but I do, however, have some news to share with you about our favorite park, Sycamore State Park. If you are one of our neighboring chapters, you have probably heard some sections of the trails have been shut down by the state. It may be an inconvenience for us, but we are taking it as a positive thing at this time. We have a stretch on the main trail that stays muddy about 85 percent of the year. We have asked for help several times and were even told once by an old park manager that they would work on it for us. Unfortunately, that did not materialize. I think sometimes it would be easier to pull a mule’s tooth than to get help on the horse trails. Yet, we

are not giving up! We have a new manager at the park now, and we have jumped back on the wagon once again trying to resolve this issue. I have talked to Ken E., the park manager a few times, and he genuinely seems to be trying his best to work with us. Ken told me he hardly gets to Sycamore and really wasn’t aware the area is that bad. Ken and his boss from Columbus came out to the park one day to walk the trail. They are both in agreement there is an issue that needs addressed. Ken told me he is looking into a few options and he is going to help us get it taken care of this year, but, of course, he also said they didn’t have much money to spend on the horse trails. We also applied for a grant from OHC to help us fund this project. We were ecstatic to hear our chapter was chosen to receive one of the grants. We are feeling pretty confident that between the help the park is willing to give us, and the money we have set aside to fix the trail, this year we just might be able to kiss the mud goodbye! We would also like to congratulate the other chapters, who received grants this year. We are sure you will be doing some amazing projects with your money as well. OHC rocks! Check out our activities schedule at, or our Facebook page to see what kind of fun things we have going on. Come join us. We would love to have you. Happy trails and good health to all! ~ Taronna MORROW Greetings from the Morrow County OHC chapter where the weather forecast has March arriving like a lion for several days before the start of daylight savings time and official calendar start of spring. Hopefully, some decent riding weather arrives before this is published in early April coupled with comfortable days for Equine Affaire. Attending the February Knox OHC tack auction and central region meeting chaired by Becky Porter somewhat revived 2019 equine fever, which had been suppressed by the recent winter polar vortex. Ted, Floyd and I attended the central region meeting. It is uplifting to visit with so many other OHC chapter women and men


who enthusiastically work for the advancement of the equine interests in Ohio. Information on the many 2019 scheduled state/ region/chapter rides provides an opportunity to experience the many great Ohio trails with other equine enthusiasts. Although the weather has kept most chapter members ‘grounded so far in 2019, current lingering health issues for some members still preclude any riding until maybe later in 2019. Byron’s early spring 2018 riding accident has healed reasonably well, but arena ground work with Odyssey is still the maximum activity with riding planned for later in 2019. Karen’s fall auto accident injuries still preclude any horseback riding, although she is doing OK at home and doing auto traveling as a passenger, but not doing any driving herself. Joe’s fall riding accident at Malabar has him recovered sufficiently to ride with wife Sue when comfortable weather develops. Although my 2018 health challenges limited any riding until late fall, the 2019 goal is a full year of riding many Ohio trails which I have never experienced. My trailer has the same slogan on the nose as Beverly Leasure had on hers (So many trails, so little time) before cancer tragically cut her life short at age 56. At age 78, the slogan is especially meaningful for me as herd members greet me at the barn while providing for their winter care. Our chapter is small but dedicated to the OHC motto which is nourished by our monthly meetings which are held the second Wednesday of the month at 1900 HR in the Mount Gilead Library Annex. Until next month, let us continue to ride, ride, ride while we can or at least have great dreams. Happy trails to you. Stay safe in the saddle/on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride. ~Doc PIKE Thank goodness spring is around the corner. Our club has scheduled our monthly club rides for 2019. These rides are: March 16 at Sear’s Farm, April 27 at Shawnee State Forest, May 18 at Scioto Trails, June 15 at Paint Creek, July 20 at Zaleski, Aug. 17 at Beathard’s Farm, Sept. 21 at Hammertown Lake, Oct. 19 is a fun day and ride at Forman’s Farm, Oct. 26 is a camping ride April 2019

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Don, Tricia and Riley Welch having a fun family picture! at Sear’s Farm, and Nov. 3 is at Tar Hollow. The April, May, and November rides begin at 11, but all the other rides will be at 10. We have a full year of riding planned and invite you to come ride with us! All of our monthly meetings will be the first Saturday of the month at the Sear’s Farm. Doug and Debbie Sears are always so generous to open their home and farm for our meetings and events. We give a big thank you to them and also to John and Fern Beathard and Jim and Sharon Forman for hosting our club rides at their farms. I recently came across an app for our cell phones I would like to share with you. It is ‘Sports Tracker App’ and it tracks all kinds of sport activities. Horseback riding is one of the choices. This app uses GPS technology and is awesome to keep track of your miles and hours spent in the saddle, which can be saved to a diary. The app makes it so handy to tally trail miles at the end of the year for the OHC. It is free, easy to use, and also shows a visual trail of your ride on your phone. If you happened to get lost, you can back track the trail by using the mapped trail on your phone. Hope you enjoy it! ‘Saddle Talk’ this month would like to recognize Tricia and Don Welch and their daughter Riley. Tricia is our club’s secretary and is on our 4-H committee. She and Riley love to ride mules and horses. Riley and her mule Sadie always do awesome in the 4-H horse show every summer. Riley has a beautiful voice and sings the National Anthem at our events. Don is their biggest supporter and also helps at our club events. They are always very eager to lend a helping hand and are just a nice, fun family to be around and ride with. Tricia will also be on the committee for our club sponsored Pike County Fair Fun Show this summer. Be safe and God bless, ~Teresa Wittkugle April 2019

Welcome from Preble County. We hope all of you are getting in shape to take on this season’s riding. We held our monthly meeting Saturday, March 2 at 4 J’s Pizza and Café in Camden. Our meeting time has changed to 6 p.m. 4 J’s has a really nice little restaurant and small room in the back where we can eat and hold our meetings. We will also meet there in April until the weather breaks. We have made the decision to change our state ride to the first weekend in October, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 4-6. Our original date always conflicted with Quarter Horse Congress reining classes, and we have members who either work or attend the Congress, so it always made us short on help and, of course, participation. The whole chapter feels this will help with making this a better state ride. We are having our $750 gift card raffle again this year. It is for Rural King, and there is enough money that you can purchase merchandise or a Henry Rifle. Since this is right before Christmas, it will make a great way to get Christmas for yourself or your family members. Tickets can be purchased from any Preble OHC member. They are one ticket for $5, or five tickets for $20. You need not be present to win, so get yours early! Contact Donn Buckingham, president, at 937/417-4359, or email; Mike Jackson 513/863-1806; or Becky Clifton at 937/417/4359 or email becky@ Be sure to mark your calendars for a great weekend of fun, food and prizes. We have some really dedicated and hardworking volunteers. Some of them are planned on getting out in March to work on the trails. We have a lot of trees that came down from the high winds we had this winter. We also have some great kids in our county! I included a couple photos of one of our members, Morgan. Morgan is quite the horse woman. She recently went to Wickenberg, Ariz., to hone her roping skills. She had a great time from what I hear and is looking forward to going back again. We will also be having our Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 27 at the horsecamp at Hueston Woods on 4 Mile Road outside of Morning Star. If you are a member and you have kids,

working on them. Have a great spring! Happy trails. ~Becky Clifton SANDUSKY

Future OHC member and her trusty steed.

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Morgan roping in Wickenberg, Arizona. grandkids, nieces and nephews who would like to join us, bring them. We will start the hunt around 3 p.m. and will be furnishing hot dogs or hamburgers. Members can bring a side dish or dessert to the party, also. After the kids find all their eggs, we will be doing an adult hunt as well, like last year. The kids hide Easter eggs, and the adults hunted for those treasured eggs. It was a lot of fun last year, so won’t you come join us Preble members? Memorial Day weekend we will be having our fun speed show again this year. We are going to try a new class which should be fun for all. We are still working on it. As soon as I have more specific details, I will share them with you. Since I lost my Doc last fall, we have discovered it is very important to get in the riding as much as possible, because things can change quickly, and we do not want to miss any more than we have to. Wishing all the folks out there a happy Easter. I hope everyone is enjoying the soon-to-be-warmer weather and hitting the trails, whether it be on horseback or


Are the robins singing their songs yet? Are green shoots springing up out of the ground giving us the warm weather bug? It can’t get warm soon enough. April always sounds like a spring month, but it can be a tricky one, that’s for sure! April always means Equine Affaire, which is my favorite equine event! There is so much to do and learn there. Please don’t go to just shop; watch some clinics. Even if it’s a clinic about something you would never do with your horse, you might learn something of value. If it’s not a good clinician, move to the next building. There are always at least six different educational events going all day. Then, of course, don’t forget to shop, shop, shop in-between! We had a lot of fun and a great turn out at our awards banquet. There was a lot of great food that we shared together. Then we got on with the awards that our President Hope put a lot of work into. She acknowledged how much our group works well together and gets things done. We couldn’t do half of it without the organization and the time our great President Hope and our VP Al dedicates to the club. They both go above and beyond to help keep our club running smoothly. She made a slide show for us showing some fun facts and pictures of the past year. Our members logged in 2,518 miles on 18 different trails in three states. Five of our members made the over 100-mile mark, one person over

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Equine Appreciation night. 200 miles, and four people over 300 miles last year. There were patches given out for the overall 1,000-mile marker to Al and Marla, and a 500-mile patch was given to Hope and Bob. That’s a lot of riding. Keep up the good work everyone! Some awards were given out to members for High Mileage, Equine Spirit, Ambassador Award, and White Star Award. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see the winners! We set up a booth representing our wonderful club at a local Equine Appreciation event that a local veterinarian puts on. Wilma made cookies and Jacquie made people and horse treats to hand out to interested people. Chuck was doing a great job of talking up the club and helping eat the treats! Hopefully, we will get a few new members out of the event and make ourselves more known to local horsemen of the area. It was a fun time, and we hope to do it again next year. 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 at sanduskycountyohc. com and our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council. Give your horse a hug, life is good! ~ Marla Sidell STARK When I was cleaning stalls, I heard the chirping of birds! It was a very welcome sign spring must be on its way. To me, it seemed like a very long, cold winter. Many of our members attended a fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A to help Whispering Grace Horse program located in Massillon. This group uses their horses to work with children and young adults. The clients interact with the horses on the ground to learn to establish relationships. 100

Whispering Grace also opened another barn this year where they provide services to veterans. These programs are provided at no charge to the clients, so the fundraisers they hold and the grants they receive keep the program going. Coming up this month many of us are looking forward to attending Equine Affaire in Columbus. Be sure to visit the OHC booth while you are there. It is time now to get our tack cleaned and trailers ready to get out on some rides. We hold our meeting on the fourth Mondays of the month (except during the summer) at PBS Horse Health on Richville Drive in Massillon. Anyone is welcome to attend. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen TRUMBULL Happy Spring 2019 to all from the members of the Trumbull County chapter! Wow, what a winter that now is behind us! Though it was cold and only the bravest dared to ride for most of the winter, we in Trumbull County utilized the off-riding season for great fun indoors! Highlights of the merriment included birthday parties for members, a stellar Christmas party, a terrific presentation from Jennifer Peterson regarding the Top Trail Program and the Easy Trail GPS app for smart phones. Members also supported the Columbiana County Chapter (Beaver Creek) at their annual Night at the Races event. John Clower has agreed to step into the long-vacated committeeman position of Trail Ride Coordinator. The first of the 2019 rides scheduled is the weekend of June 14-16 at Two Mile Run County Park outside of Franklin, Pa. We have enjoyed this area for several years and look forward to another great ride! Please note that our rides

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Ponderosa information and photo board. are open to all! John is setting up other destinations for this season. I will post them here and on our Facebook page, Ohio Horse Council of Trumbull County. Ending the winter season, we have again joined with the Warren Ohio Ponderosa Steak House for a month-long event that not only serves as a fundraiser for the chapter, but also helps to build awareness in our community of the work we do for the betterment and beautification of the public use trails at Mosquito Lake State Park. The March meeting was held in the restaurant after we all enjoyed a fantastic meal. We wish you all a Blessed Easter! ~Kathryn Bartow WARREN A while back I had put out a message on the Facebook page asking someone to take photos at the Warren County OHC February awards banquet, as I didn’t think I would be able to go due to surgery and being unable to drive. I figured the driving part out, and I was able to attend after all. But did I remember to take photos? Heck no! I was busy explaining to everyone what I’d had done to my foot (as I was on a knee scooter after surgery), telling them that I’d lost my sweet dog Journey, and talking about starting the look for a new canine friend. And so I never got around to taking any photos of us all cleaned up. I would have, had our award winner been there, but since he wasn’t, I got distracted. At the banquet, Bill Smith read the submissions for the three nominees, and everyone agreed that all were deserving. Our nominees were Chris Pawsat, Dan Webber, and Jane LeVeck, and the winner was Dan Webber. The executive committee said it was a very tough decision, as it usually is since we do have several members each year who are deserving. We did have a good time. Eric Estill had brought a video he’d found on You Tube about


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RIP my sweet Journey, best camping dog and loved by all.

Do not take a tractor on the Rosebriar Loop, and if you do, pray there are two UTVs to drag you out! Mustangs, and we watched bits of that off and on. We started it from the beginning once dinner was over, though we ran out of time to watch it all. It was a nice evening of fellowship, and the Bellwood Country Club is a nice venue. And of course, we’re always glad to gain more involved members! We realize that many people join just for the insurance, or to make their miles count in year-end totals, both of which are very valid. But if anyone is open to coming out to help on trails, or have any other skills you think might help, please get in touch. We’ll gladly put you to work, we have fun also! Speaking of work, our Great Tack Exchange is just a week away as I write this, so hopefully, next month I’ll have some photos from there. This year we decided that it would be a great idea to have our own information booth there. The Mounted Search Team has one. We have a bit of information about our club, although we have not had an actual booth dedicated specifically to the club. That will change as of this year. That way, anyone who comes and is not familiar with OHC can be introduced to us. ~Mickie April 2019

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least a few of our members visit the various regional and state rides. We would like to invite you to come ride with us as well. Kinderhook is in a state of rebuilding in some sections, yet, we believe it is a great place to ride. It is easy to get to, easy parking, good water for horses and people, and a pit toilet. Camping is permitted but is only primitive at this point. The trails are very good, pretty hilly, and shoes are recommended. If you would like to come ride, let us know, and we will do our best to have a guide or two to show you around. See you on the trail! ~Rita V. Schultheis WAYNE Greetings from Wayne County! March certainly came in like a lion. Let’s hope it goes out like a lamb. This winter certainly was hard on the trails at Malabar and Mohican State Parks. As of Feb. 28 Tom Bahl, with assistance from other club members, has taken out 25 downed trees between the two parks. That is 63 volunteer hours and it isn’t even spring yet. To add to that, an impromptu work crew of Dave and Marline Smalley, Dave and Trudy Schmidt, and Tom Bahl went to Malabar again on March 1, and took out another 11 downed trees on the trail between the day use and picnic area. This winter was particularly bad with ice and wind storms taking down many of the dead ash trees. When one falls it always takes out multiple other trees on its way. If you are riding at Malabar or Mohican and see an obstacle created by a downed tree, please call one of the members of the Wayne County Chapter so that we can take care of it as soon as possible, which will make the trail safer and avoid creation of an unauthorized ‘off road’ trail which may not be the best for erosion and safety. Our first official work weekend was March 23 and 24 at Mohican. We ordered safety vests that we will wear when working on the

Tom and Dave assess the job.

in the spring when most of our trails are muddy and slippery. Speaking of trail construction, there are some new mountain bike trails being considered for construction in Mohican along the Orange horse trail. Please be on the lookout for cyclists so that we can all safely enjoy that beautiful trail. Hope to see you on the trails real soon. ~Susan Baker WOOD

Cleaning up downed trees at Malabar. trails to let other trail riders, hikers and bikers know that we are volunteers, and that this is how the trails at Malabar and Mohican stay so nice. We will also be happy to offer a club membership for anyone who would like to help! Don’t forget for everyone who volunteers to work in the state parks, please be sure to obtain a volunteer agreement from OHC. This agreement needs to be completed and returned so that if you are injured while volunteering in the park, your medical expenses can be paid. But lest you think we just work our members to the bone, please know that we also have a lot of fun! The potluck dinner to plan our club rides for this year was held Feb. 9. There was so much good food and friendship we were all stuffed and happy at the end of the afternoon. The ride schedule has been posted, and if anyone would like a copy, I am sure our club secretary would be happy to email you one. Contact The parks aren’t the only place to ride, and the Wayne County Chapter has been active in the Rails-to-Trails organization as well. Tom Bahl and Sue Baker sit on the board and are helping to ensure that the trails in Wayne County are accessible to horsemen. They recently visited the proposed horse trail head in Marshallville for the new Heartland Trail. That trail is being constructed by the Wayne County Rails-to-Trails between Orrville and Marshallville. The horse trail head will be in Marshallville. The Board is currently considering several suggestions to make the trail head easily accessible and large enough so that we could host an organized ride on the trail once it is completed. It promises to be a beautiful ride, especially


With winter still here, there is not much riding being done in NW Ohio. Jim, Karen, and Deta did ride one day. It was 40 degrees in February. They had to watch carefully for ice on the trail. Deta said it was cold, but they had to ride. I was there in spirit but felt there would be better days ahead. It is a few weeks later, and I am still waiting! We have one change to our ride schedule. Tar Hollow will be April 5to 7 and Waterloo will be May 9 to 12. We have also changed our meeting place. We will now meet at Kemosabes

Clara with her 5000 mile Park and Forest patch and Barb.

Barb, our youth Savanah with her mom Lisa.

Brenda, Cindy, Dave, Jo and Matt, our honorable mention rider. 101

Western Reserve Carriage Association

First Official Driving Event is Zoar Village PRESIDENT, John Roemer VICE PRESIDENT, Pam Root TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE,

by Cathy Rhoades Spring is officially here! April brings Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, and Martin’s Carriage Auction in Lebanon, Pa. Warming temps and bluer skies get us itching to put away the sleighs and bring out the carriages. The ups and downs in temperatures and the mud may make it difficult to get your equine

ready to drive. Our WRCA Day of Learning addressing this topic was held on Sunday, March 24 in Richfield, Ohio. Barbara King spoke on conditioning the driving horse after winter. Bev Patrick discussed safety with harnessing and working with a helper. The fun of having a carriage dog was led by Angie Hohenbrink. Our first official driving event is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at Zoar Village Maifest. Zoar is an historic village founded in 1817 by German Separatists. Beautiful old homes with gardens and brick streets are a lovely backdrop for our carriages. German music, food, and dancing will celebrate spring. Due to increased crowds, this is

recommended for seasoned horses and turnouts. Non horse members are welcome as side walkers. As in all our horse events, only members may participate due to insurance purposes. Please check

our website,, for downloadable membership forms and our Facebook page for more information. We would love to have you join us! Drive On!

Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.

Adopting a Trottingbred Horse PRESIDENT, Dianne Foltz; VICE PRESIDENT, Pat Boutwell; TREASURER, Mary Lou Paxton; SECRETARY, Shelley Zwiebel. WEBSITE,

by Heather Bonifas Greetings from the Flatlanders Dressage club. We are excited; as I am sure you are, to be approaching the long-awaited spring. With the end of winter at hand—taking with it the ever present ‘perma-cloud’ here in Ohio—new life and events become available. Spring cleaning of the barn/barnyard, riding outof-doors without a parka, and of course training for the upcoming show season are reoccurring annual events. These things happen every year, though about the middle of February we begin to doubt if winter will ever end. However, sometimes we get

the opportunity for another kind of new beginning. One of our youngest members, Hanna Hassan, has just that. She and her family have recently adopted a Trottingbred horse through the Harness Horse Youth Foundation (HHYF). As many adventures start, this one was an unexpected surprise for the Hassan family. Over the past four years, Hannah has been attending the HHYF camps that promote skilled and caring interaction with Trottingbred horses. She has thoroughly enjoyed herself and the camps every year, but in 2017 she met a young horse that stole her heart; Pokie’s Topshot, aka, Pokie. Pokie’s Topshot joined the HHYF in late 2016 as a very young and inexperienced 2-year old. Soon after his installation with the organization, it became clear that he was not comfortable with the constant interaction with novice kids. However, he

cherished the attention from more experienced horsemen; this is where Hannah and he met. She was charged by Miss Ellen Taylor with his care during her leadership camp in July of 2017, much to her surprise. Hannah is very accustomed to interacting with large breed horses as her family owns two Spotted Drafts and an American Quarter Horse. Pokie, being on the short side (Trottingbreds must be no taller than 51.5”) was a new adventure. She came to enjoy him very much by the end of the camp and was saddened by the knowledge that he would not be returning to the camp the following year. Hannah immediately thought of adoption and it came to pass. The Hassan family picked him up at the Diamond Creek Farm, Ky. He now has three other horses to keep him company and plenty of room to trot in their 10 acre pasture. He is also fascinated by some pigs and cows!

She and her sister, Octavia, are very active with horse related activities including 4-H showing, the Ohio State Fair, dressage shows, FFA events, trail riding, and much more. Plans for Pokie include being trained to jump, dressage and trail riding. He will enjoy a wide variety of disciplines to be sure. A first step in the adventure of adopting Pokie is un-training. He paces both with and without hobbles and must be worked with extensively in hand prior to saddle training. Now that he is residing and thriving on the Ohio Hassan farm, he enjoys all the attention he thrives on by experienced and loving horsemen. Best wishes, Hannah and Pokie on this adventure.

Now for the rest of our 2018 awards. Clara and Becky were happy to get their 5000-mile Park and Forest patch and our Most Valued Member for 2018 was Barb Recker. New mileage plaques with a 200-mile plate went to: Deta Miller riding 13,448 miles from 2000-2018; Jon Myers riding 4000 miles from 2009-2018; and Barb

Oberhaus riding 18,000 miles from 1996-2018. First time plaques went to Matt Saam and Alesha Lowry. Each plaque is worth 2000 miles and as each milestone is reached a plate goes on the plaque. 500-mile plates were handed out to Brenda, Barb and Jim. A 1000-mile plate was handed out to Judy. 1200-mile plates were handed out to Diane,

Dave, and Becky. 1500-mile plates were handed out to Dawn, Diane, Lisa, Jon P. and Shirley, and 2000-mile plates went out to Dawn and Jon M. Deta and Judy rode the most miles of all of us at Van Buren, and, of course, Van Buren was our high mileage park next to Oak Openings and Brown County. ~Barb

Some of the information contained in this club news was written by Hanna Hassan and previously published by the U.S. Trotting Association.

County Lines Restaurant on Route 12, on the east side of Fostoria, still at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month. Lisa and Steve wish to collect Easter egg candy at the March and April meetings. At our April meeting, we will stuff eggs for the hunt on April 20 at Van Buren State Park next to the large parking lot in the main part of the park. 102


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Horsemen Helping Horsemen since 1972



Member’s Rewards


“Caretakers” of the Trails


Where to Ride—Trail Maps for “Hidden Gems”


State Events Calendar


Partnerships Key to Preservation of Trails


Contact Information


Inside: Trail maps for “hidden gems” around Ohio. Official Publication of Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. 2019

OHC Horse Power Horse Power fueled by “caretakers” Back in 1972, a group of horse riders wanted to ride on local public lands that had trails for hiking and snowmobiling. They committed to volunteer to help preserve those trails along with other non-motorized users for shared access. Fast forward to 2019 and Ohio Horseman’s Council volunteers build new trails and help maintain trails throughout Ohio in state, federal and local parks and forests. Horse riders can enjoy more than 1,800 miles of trails. We are all “caretakers” of our trails through organizing our efforts, respecting the trail and other trail users and volunteering our time.

Organize. There are many, many horse clubs throughout Ohio and many help with trail preservation as well as other equine-related activities involving competition or recreation. OHC is the largest, however we encourage all clubs to keep organized

by Eric Estill, President

as there is strength in numbers, and consider being a part of OHC as an “association” because OHC is a member of the American Horse Council, who is every horseperson’s advocate and voice in Washington, DC.

Respect. Access to public land to ride our horses requires every rider to be respectful of others using the trail as well as trail conditions.

Since many horse trails are multiuse with walkers, hikers and bikers, many of these folks know that horses have the right of way. A way for horse riders to gain respect of other trail users is through courtesy when on the trails. As we strive to be respectful to others we encounter on the trails, conditions of the trail need the same respect. If you volunteer to help maintain horse trails, you may know the main cause of trail erosion is water. Water on the trail creates mud and when we plod through the mud, trail conditions worsen, increasing the cost of repair.

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 45 years later, 1,800 miles of bridle trails exist in over 100 Ohio locations. Since OHC’s quiet and humble beginnings, the organization now has more than 4,200 members in 65 Ohio counties. 2

State Officers Left to right: Jim Wallace, Vice-President (Lorain County); Jo Ellen Reikowski, Treasurer (Stark County); Eric Estill, President (Warren County); and Catherine Estill, Secretary (Warren County).

Stay off muddy trails to prevent further erosion and maintain the safety of horse and rider.

Volunteer. Even if you don’t have time to go out and work on a trail, there are other opportunities to be involved in the preservation of Ohio’s trails and our rights as equine owners. As a member of OHC, your membership fees go directly to OHC to maintain the miles of trails we enjoy throughout Ohio and fuel our horse power to be caretakers of the great outdoors.

See you on the trail! Eric Estill, President

OHC is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to:

[ supporting horse owners to access public lands for recreational use, [ working collaboratively with land management agencies and trail user groups to preserve and protect Ohio’s trails, [ promoting and educating horse owners about ownership, responsibility, and benefits of riding, and [ preservation of the great outdoors for future generations. Ohio Horseman’s Council supports all disciplines of riding, age of riders and breeds of equine.

“Horsemen Helping Horsemen”

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.

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, 1,800 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.

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 and to sign up online, or print an application form to send in the mail!

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.

OHC Membership—We got you covered! If your horse gets loose and causes damage to others person or property, we got you covered with Equisure liability insurance. If you need new fencing or farm equipment, we got you covered with Redbrand and John Deere discounts. If you have something to ship, we got you covered with a discount through UPS. If you want to read about horse clubs and events from Michigan to Kentucky and the latest news with Ohio Horseman’s Council chapters, we got you covered with a free subscription to the Horsemen’s Corral. There’s a lot more to an OHC membership than just a membership card. Visit to see every benefit from trail maps, camping information to liability insurance and discounts from local and national retailers.

Your membership contributes to the preservation of Ohio’s bridle trails and a voice at state and national levels supporting your right to equine ownership and recreational use of public lands.


All Riders are the “Caretakers” of the Trails Trails for future generations OHC volunteers, working together with other trail partners, generates a lot of horse power to maintain the trails, whether they take a pair of clippers on their saddles to cut limbs and branches or go out with a chain saw to clear deadfall across a trail or build water bars to redirect water off the trails.

OHC provides more than trail building and maintenance. To help other horse enthusiasts, members hold county chapter officer positions, establish fundraisers for worthy causes, create and promote local equine events to introduce the community to equine ownership and support others in their dream to own and ride a horse or mule. Membership fees go direct to support

the mission and goals of the Council and most monies are invested back into the horse trails.

Volunteers’ efforts today will provide trails for future generations.

REPORTING YOUR WORK HOURS 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. 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.” There is a $5000 Matching Grant distributed to one or more chapters and a $750 Regional Monetary Grant awarded to a county chapter within each of the five regions.


$750 Grants * Delaware Co.-trails Alum Creek State Park * Jefferson Co.-trails Jefferson Lake State Park * Perry Co.-trails & campground Burr Oak State Park * Miami Co.-trails Honey Creek Preserve *Erie Co.-trails-Erie Metropark $5000 Matching Grants * Jackson Co.-$500-signage Hammertown Lake * Licking Co.-$1500-shelter house Dillon State Park * Geauga Co.-$1000-new trail Ellerin Property * Summit Co.-$1000-parking Richfield Heritage Preserve * Wood Co.-$500-trails Van Buren State Park Butler Co.-$1000-trails-Sebald Metropark Montgomery Co.-$1000-trailsSycamore S.P 4

2018 Lifetime Achievement for OHC Members

OHC Volunteer Receives “Gibby” Award

Rick Patterson and Jo Ellen Reikowski were 2018 recipients of OHC’s highest award presented during the November general membership meeting. Nominees for this award “must have rendered important

Congratulations Vicki Wagner, the 2018 Gibby Award recipient. Vicki, a member of the Morgan County chapter, has devoted considerable time and effort to trail maintenance and/or trail improvement projects in not just one park, but several state parks throughout Ohio. Her contribution to the enhancement of our bridle trail system in Ohio truly exemplifies our motto of “horsemen helping horsemen”.

Vicki received her award during the “Gibby Memorial State Ride” weekend, held at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County. This award recognizes an individual or couple who have made an outstanding effort to improve the trail system on public lands. The award is named after Wilbur “Gibby” Gibson, a trail blazer who helped start the movement in Ohio to have dedicated bridle trails.

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 22 members have received this prestigious award.

services towards meeting the goals of the Ohio Horseman’s Council”. In addition, the individual will have served at the State level for a minimum of two years. These deserving individuals have put forth a tremendous effort on bridle trail maintenance and development, not just at their respective “home” parks, but all throughout the state of Ohio.


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.


1,800 Miles of Trails — “Hidden Gems”

Ride trails this year that you may not have considered in the past. Those “hidden gems” are included on the next few pages. There are several other trail systems nearby where you can camp and ride to extend your stay in the region. You can find all maps for the Buckeye state at Print them or save them to your mobile device.

Edison Woods Preserve has 11 miles of easy trails with a perimeter loop and many inter-connecting trails. There is no camping but parking for horsemen is available making this a great place to ride if you’re on your way to other trails. *Erie County* Buck Creek State Park is a great day ride location with 10 miles of easy to ride and relaxing trails. No camping but there are tie lines and pit toilets at the horse trailer area. *Clark County* Deer Creek State Park Riding will provide 20 miles of enjoyable trails and plenty of wildlife viewing. The campground is primitive with tie lines and pit toilets. There are 5 sites, but no water for horses although a day use area for horsemen is nearby and which has water. *Fayette County*


Jefferson Lake State Park has a new horseman’s campground with 50 shady sites, new restrooms, potable water and electric on 5 sites. There are some tie lines but bring your own, just in case. 20 miles of scenic trails for all levels of rider meander through the woods crossing several streams. *Jefferson County*

Barkcamp State Park is a popular place to ride with a campground providing water, electric at all sites, showers for horse and riders, tie lines and more than 22 miles of trails that cross streams, wander through woods and provide relaxing views of Belmont Lake. *Belmont County*

A “Gem” in the NE Region—Jefferson Lake State Park


A “Gem” in the NW Region—Edison Woods Preserve


A “Gem” in the Central Region—Buck Creek State Park

Buck Creek Trails maintained by volunteers from Clark County OHC.


Barkcamp trails maintained by volunteers from Ohio Horseman’s Council.

A “Gem” in the SE Region—Barkcamp State Park


A “Gem” in the SW Region—Deer Creek State Park

Deer Creek trails maintained by volunteers from Madison County OHC


State Events Calendar 2019 State Trail Rides June 7, 8, 9 Caesar Creek State Park Hosted by Greene County OHC Contact: Herb Rider 937-372-9829 Mickie Newnam July 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1, 2 Barkcamp State Park, Trail work days Hosted by State OHC Contact: Don Wagner 740-984-4145 Aug. 2, 3, 4 Barkcamp State Park Gibby Memorial Ride Reservations required Hosted by State OHC Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 Reservations: Charlene Santee 740-323-1433 Aug. 16, 17, 18 Cuyahoga Valley N. P. Reservations required Hosted by Medina County OHC Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 Reservations: Rosemary Young 440-884-7994 Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1, 2 Scioto Trail State Forest, Labor Day Ride Hosted by Fairfield County OHC Contact: Chris Streitenber 740-703-7740 Sept. 13, 14, 15 Mohican State Forest “Chili Cook-Off” Reservations required Hosted by Ashland County OHC Contact: Mike Gerard 330-262-4537 Sept. 27, 28, 29 Van Buren State Park Reservations required Hosted by NW Region Reservations: Al Sidell 419-680-2036 or Oct. 4, 5, 6 Hueston Woods State Park Hosted by Preble County OHC Contact: Donn Buckingham 937-417-4358 12

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.

2019 OHC Youth Program Camp June 9-14—advanced riders ages 14-17 July 12-14—any level riders ages 7-17 Follow Ohio Horseman’s Council Youth Program on Facebook for details.

Courtesy on the Trails

[ If riding in a group, be saddled and ready to ride at the established time. [ Keep dogs under control as not all horses are desensitized to dogs and know the rules of the location you’re riding as well as other riders, concerning dogs. [ Keep a safe distance between you and the horse in front. [ Red ribbons in your equine’s tail if they kick; green ribbons if they’re green broke. [ Stay on marked trails! [ Don’t trot or run past others. If you must pass, tell the person you’re passing and go slowly and carefully. [ Ride at the level of the least experienced in the group. [ Be friendly, courteous to other trail users since many trails are multi-use. Horses have the right-of-way before walkers, hikers, bikers, but not everyone knows this. Ask people to stop to allow you to pass. Enjoy the encounter with friendly conversation; you leave an impression on nonhorse trail users. [ If a rider is encountering trouble, call out for others to wait. [ Don’t ride off until everyone is mounted.

CAMP WITH OHCYP. Our camping with horses will prepare future equestrians with adventures in trail riding . Each camper is assigned a horse that becomes their responsibility and you learn to care for it, groom and feed, and ride.

OHCYP members work the OHC Equine Affaire booth at the Ohio Expo Center.

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.

Partnerships are Key to Preservation Partnerships preserve Ohio’s trails Partnerships to build and preserve trails in Ohio takes many groups of people with the same goal: get outdoors, whether it’s on your horse, bike or your own two feet! Ohio’s horse trails are found throughout the state and the breakdown of land management extends to many entities including Muskingham Watershed Conservancy District, US Forest Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resourses, Metroparks, National Parks, County Parks, American Electric Power Re-creation lands and local city or township lands.

Dawn McCarthy, US Forest Service, gets a riding lesson from OHC Past President Arden Sims at a community event held at the Wayne National Forest. Partnership with your horse is just as important as with the land manager.

OLTC + OHC = Your voice at the Statehouse The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus (OLTC), started in 2017, was a first of its kind in the nation at the state level. This informal group of like-minded state legislators from both parties and both chambers of the Ohio legislature is co-chaired by state Sen. Sean O’Brien and state Rep. Steve Wilson. OLTC will work to advocate for all issues involving the development, maintenance, and preservation of all Ohio’s non-motorized trails.

Steve Wilson, a Republican from Warren County, and Sean O’Brien, a Democrat from Trumbull County, are co-chairs of the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus.

“Whether hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, or canoeing, chances are most Ohioans have spent some time out on Ohio’s incredible trails system,” says Sen. O’Brien. “The benefits of trails to everyone in the Buckeye State are countless. With this caucus, we hope to make the trails even better than they already are and preserve them for future generations.”

Ohio Horseman’s Council is one of several trail user groups who joined immediately, knowing there is a need for a coordinated effort at the state level to develop and maintain Ohio’s trails system. There are an additional 18 bi-partisan members from both the Ohio House and Senate along with trail user groups such as Buckeye Trail Association, Rails-to-Trails and Central Ohio Mountain Bikers, as well as land managers representing US Forest Service, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and National Park Service.


State & County Chapter Leadership Contacts COUNTY CHAPTER PRESIDENTS



Eric Estill



Polly Agle



Jim Wallace



Donald Tindle



Jo Ellen Reikowski



Susan Lamb


Recording Secretary

Catherine Estill



Howard Milhoan


Past President

Arden Sims



Mary Bissonnette



Mary Alice Kuhn



Heather Auck



Tom Green



Penny Passalacqua



Mike Gerard



Nancy Schroeder


NW Regional Rep

Al Sidell



Dan Chambers


NE Regional Rep

Nancy Strayer



Lynn Sparks


Central Regional Rep Becky Porter

937-597-3708 FAIRFIELD

Chris Streitenberger


SW Regional Rep

Kris Green



Angela Logan


SE Regional Rep

Don Wagner



Jack Collins



Eddie Wolfe



Jennifer Salo




Joan Miller



Brandy Arotin


NE Regional Mentor

Penny Passalacqua



Herb Rider


Cen. Regional Mentor Terry Baker



Don McIntyre


SW Regional Mentor

John Rowland



Ann Frederick


SE Regional Mentor

Randy Nolan



Ed Haley


Buckeye Trail

Jo Ellen Reikowski



Dorothy Glover



Jim Wallace



John Sharp



Theresa Burke



Ricky Mast


Corral Liaison

Janet Fox



Ed Wolford


Equine Affaire

Burke, Kuhn, Reikowski 330-413-6589


Ron Waggoner



Arden Sims



Terry Baker



Shannon Bard



Michelle Sheliga


Groom & Clean

Sheila Bushong



Jim Crowe



Laura Wallace



Charlene Santee



Jackie Romaker



Jeanine Boswell


Legal Affairs

Tom Green



Sherry Hoover



Reuss Griffiths



Jeffrey Fultz


Mike Gerard



Mike Andrea


Catherine Estill



Karen Knuth


Membership At Large Del Stanback



Paul McDaniel Jr



Mary Alice Kuhn



Susan Cavedo


Merit Awards

Rick Patterson



Rick Magyar



Theresa Burke



Taronna Hinkle



Bill Craft



Troy Lindimore



Mary Alice Kuhn



Floyd McKee


State Trail Rides

Jack Weese



Gary Ewing



Cindy Barnett



Don Wagner


Trail Advocacy

Mike Gerard



Penny Cooper



Don Wagner



Shannon Bard



Donn Buckingham



Phillip Himelrick



Hope Sheidler



Georgetta Rice



Barbara Daymut



Roxanne Owens



Trail Mileage & Saddle Hour

Anne Lindimore


Trail Work Hours

Vicki Wagner


Website/Social Media Theresa Burke




Jackie Romaker


Rebecca English



David Shook



Earl Gress



Wesley Hayes



Cathy Isenberg



Jim Strayton



Peggy Sisson



Paul Ayres



James Bolon



Brent DeWees



Kimm Nicolay



Marline Smalley



Ronald Wilson II



Barb Oberhaus



Linda Imke



All officers & state leadership positions are volunteer.

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