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The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs: Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Avon Lake Saddle Club Black Swamp Driving Club Buckeye Equestrian Association Central Ohio Saddle Club Association Central Ohio Wagoneers Classical Attraction Dressage Society Colorado Ranger Horse Association Creek Side Mounted Archery District One National Show Horse Dusty Boots Riding Club Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc. Geauga Horse & Pony Association Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Knox County Horse Park Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Massillon Saddle Club Miami Valley Horse Show Association Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Mid Ohio Dressage Association Mid-Ohio Marauders National Pole Bending Association Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Northern Kentucky Horse Network Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Northern Ohio Outlaws Ohio Appaloosa Association O.H.I.O. EXCA Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Assoc. Ohio Haflinger Association Ohio High School Rodeo Association Ohio Horseman’s Council Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders Ohio Morgan Horse Association Ohio Paint Horse Club Ohio Quarter Horse Association Ohio Ranch Horse Association Ohio State Buckskin Association Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. Ottawa County Horse Foundation Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Premier Mount N Trail Pure Gold Stables Tri-County Trail Association Tri-State Rodeo Association Wayne County Saddle Club Western Reserve Carriage Association

Inside This Issue Bulletin Board ......................................................................... 55 Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 38 The Cowboy Perserverance Ranch........................................ 48 Deducting Travel Expenses for Your Equine Business........... 26 The First Ever Liberty Festival .................................................. 6 I Love a (Horse) Parade ......................................................... 32 Ride In Sync ............................................................................. 8 TrailMeister ............................................................................. 28 The Versatile Balancer ........................................................... 12 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 34 Western Dressage .................................................................. 50 Club News Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club ........................................ 47 Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 53

The Corral Staff

Classical Attraction Dressage Society .................................... 18

Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter

Dusty Boots Riding Club......................................................... 30

Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... joe@thehorsemenscorral.com

Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 16

Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email ......................................................michelle@thehorsemenscorral.com

Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 14 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 52 Massillon Saddle Club ............................................................ 20

WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 22

Features: ........................................ Kelley Bitter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, .........................................Robert Eversole, Kristen Janicki, Lisa Kiley, ......................................Terry Myers, Sarah Vas, Christine Weisgarber

Mid Ohio Dressage Association.............................................. 54

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Mid-Ohio Marauders ............................................................... 24 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ..................................... 18 Northern Ohio Outlaws ........................................................... 52 O.H.I.O. EXCA........................................................................ 20 Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders ................................................. 14 Ohio High School Rodeo Association ..................................... 56

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Ohio Horseman’s Council ....................................................... 57 Ohio Paint Horse Club ............................................................ 56 Ohio Valley Team Penning Association .................................. 54 Ohio Western Horse Association ............................................ 29 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ............................................. 10 Premier Mount N Trail............................................................. 10 Tri-County Trail Association .................................................... 49 Wayne County Saddle Club ................................................... 33 Western Reserve Carriage Association .................................. 30

ABOUT THE COVER: Fair season means show season for many equestrians in our region. This photo shows a rider closing out the oldest county fair in Ohio, the Great Geauga County. The fair started in 1823 and typically runs over Labor Day Weekend as the Grand Finale to the Summer. Ohio’s last county fair for 2022 will be the Fairfield County Fair, October 9-15 in Lancaster, OH. Photo Courtesy of Michelle Ross.

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n October 21-23, 2022 at the historic Kentucky Horse Park the first ever Liberty Festival will take place. “The Liberty Festival is a celebration of all things Liberty,” explained event organizer Dr. Elizabeth James, “The discipline, the methods, the horses, the fans, the possibilities. “People love Liberty. They love learning about it, talking about it, watching it and practicing it. The 2022 Liberty Festival will offer a way to do all of that and more in one weekend.” The event will feature educational clinics from top industry trainers including Pat Parelli, Warwick Schiller, Dan James and more. It will also feature an Invitational Liberty Freestyle Show and the International Liberty Horse Association Championships. There will be a trade show, a VIP experience and social events for people looking to connect with other Liberty enthusiasts. “There really is something for everyone at the festival,” said James. “But when it comes to

clinicians we went for the best of the best.” Pat Parelli of Parelli Natural Horsemanship has made a career of teaching people all over the world how to have a relationship with their horse through Liberty before Liberty was even a thing. “It’s impossible to talk about Liberty, let alone celebrate it, without Pat,” said Dan James, founder of the ILHA. “No matter what expo, what clinic, or what show you watch, if Liberty is mentioned Parelli is sure to follow. We have tremendous respect for Pat as a horseman and an industry leader so getting to feature him at the Liberty Festival is an honor.” Pat will be doing daily clinics but there will also be an exclusive breakfast with Pat Parelli for VIP ticket holders on Saturday, October 22. In addition to Parelli, the Liberty Festival will feature sessions by Warwick Schiller of Attuned Horsemanship. “Liberty is special because the relationship between horses and humans is special and

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no one speaks more to the intricacies and complexities of that relationship than Warwick Schiller,” said James. “Warwick is not only an accomplished trainer and competitor but also a thought leader in the industry and anytime people get the chance to listen to or learn from him they (and their horses) are better for it.” The Liberty Festival will also proudly feature Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship. “Dan James doesn’t just teach Liberty, he takes it to the next level of performance,” said James of her husband. “Dan has dedicated his career to teaching and helping others to achieve their goals of performing, showing and competing at Liberty. He is a world champion trainer and competitor in both reining and colt starting but it has been watching his horses perform in high end photo shoots with Versace and Vogue and on hit TV shows like Heartland that he counts among his greatest accomplishments.” The Liberty Festival is proudly produced by the International Liberty Horse Association (ILHA), the first and only association dedicated to the Liberty discipline. The Liberty Festival was created in fulfillment of the ILHA mission to: ▪ Unite all Liberty trainers, fans, enthusiasts and horses. ▪ Offer competitions for all levels and styles of Liberty. ▪ Showcase the talents of Liberty competitors and trainers. ▪ Develop and foster interest in the Liberty discipline. ▪ Create and host competitive opportunities for Liberty enthusiasts. ▪ Protect the integrity of the Liberty discipline through responsible stewardship. Since its inception in 2019 the ILHA has hosted its Championship show every October at the historic Kentucky Horse Park. But this year it has transformed what was just another Championship show into a true celebration. From those merely interested in Liberty to those competing at the highest levels there will be something for everyone at the 2022 Liberty Festival. “The most common question we get at the ILHA is ‘How can I get started?’” said James. “People are interested in Liberty

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but they don’t know where to go to find Liberty trainers, they don’t know how to learn Liberty training methods and they don’t know how to connect with others on the same journey. We designed the Liberty Festival with them in mind.” ▪ For those looking to learn Liberty there will be top clinicians doing demonstrations. ▪ For people with questions there will be trainers, clinics, booths and social events for them to get answers. ▪ For Liberty enthusiasts wanting to take their Liberty to the next level there will be Youth, Non-pro, Pro and Senior competitors competing in the ILHA Championship classes showcasing first hand what’s possible for all levels and abilities. ▪ For trainers who offer Liberty lessons, clinics and other forms of teaching there will be attendees looking for their services. ▪ For people wanting more than just an expo there will be exclusive VIP events along with everything central Kentucky has to offer in the fall. ▪ For those seeking community there will be ILHA Club representatives and social events including a Happy Hour with Horses from the hit TV series Heartland to connect with other like-minded Liberty fans. ▪ For those who love to shop there will be a Liberty Festival Trade Show. ▪ For those who want to be entertained, even inspired, there will be an Invitational Liberty Freestyle highlighting what’s possible when you combine top Liberty horses, trainers, music and costumes. This one-of-a-kind event aims to educate, inspire and connect Liberty fans from all over. “I don’t think we’ve scratched the surface when it comes to Liberty,” said Dan. “But events like the Liberty Festival give us a glimpse.” For more information please visit, www. libertyhorseassociation.com/ libertyfestival. August 2022


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Ride In Sync

Dancing with your Horse by Terry Myers

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our horse is your dance partner and if you have poor rider body position, you will step on your horse’s ‘toes.’ When your horse is not performing, ask yourself...is it my horse or is it me? I see it time and time again, people are the road block to their horse’s performance improvement. A horse cannot move properly if the rider is not positioned properly. Because of this, I teach the rider how to ride. While many clinicians teach training techniques, I teach ‘people’ techniques. Over the next few articles, we will be discussing the rider’s position and how it affects the horse. Each month, play with this ideal body position and realize the improvement you and your horse will make. No matter if you ride western or English, trail, barrels, jumping or dressage, learn how to start to be a good dance partner with your horse.

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When riding in the ideal body position, it is necessary to first look at the horse. Approximately 60 percent of the horse’s weight is in the front end, yet the horse is a rear engine drive like the old Volkswagen beetles. As the horse moves, the ideal position for the horse is to shift some of his weight to the hind end in order to push themselves forward. If the rider and saddle combined weigh 200 pounds and the rider leans forward, you are adding weight to an already front end heavy horse. Think about how much more difficult it will be for your horse to remain light in the front end if you are shifting your weight forward. Veterinarians will tell you that most horses are lame in the front end due to the repetitive pounding on the legs. The rider needs to sit in the middle of the horse in order to allow the horse to shift his weight to the hind end. How do you know where the middle of your

horse is located? Draw a line from the middle of the withers to the point of the shoulder and another line from the point of the hip to the bottom of the buttocks. Draw a third line from the withers to the hip and a final line along the bottom line—point of shoulder to the bottom of the buttocks. You should have a trapezoid. If you continue the line from the top of the withers and the line from the hip up over the back, following the same angle, you will make a triangle. The point of the triangle is where the rider’s shoulders should be. If your shoulders are in front of the point of the triangle, your horse will be heavy in the front end and have difficulty for example picking up a canter. If your shoulders are behind the point of the triangle, your horse may refuse to move forward. Ask a friend to help you by watching your body position or video tape your riding. When your horse is refusing or resisting your aids, where are your shoulders? A balanced rider position is similar to athletic stance and is the same for western and hunt seat riders. The ear, shoulder, hip and back of heel should be in a direct line. If you envision a basketball player guarding an opposing player, his knees are bent and his body weight is sunk into his hips in an athletic stance. When a ballerina is in a plié, the body is lowered while the knees, hips and ankles are used to balance the center of gravity over the heels. Now, think of your hips similar to a bucket. Your hips should be able to hold water. If your lower back is hollow or arched and your hips are rolled forward, water will drain from your bucket. This will cause your horse to be heavier in the forehand because you have shifted your weight forward. Your horse will move with a hollow back, similar to how you are sitting in the saddle. If you

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sit on your pockets with your legs forward, water will run out of the back of the bucket. Your shoulders will not be in the middle of the triangle discussed above. In this position, if your horse would disappear from under you, you will land on your behind instead of on your feet. Women have more weight from the hips down so they will naturally sit up slightly more than men, who have more weight in the upper body. For proper seat position in your saddle, try standing in your stirrups and gently sinking straight down into your saddle (not back). If you are still not balanced in the saddle, make sure that your stirrups hang correctly to allow your heel to hang directly under your hips. Determine whether you are riding in an athletic stance and allowing your horse freedom of movement. Join me next month to discuss the position of the rider’s leg position. Happy Dancing! Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 50 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ RideIn-Sync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit www.tmtrainingcenter.com or on Facebook.

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Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

Come Join PtHAO at Our Last Two Shows PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Wolfe SECRETARY, Leslie Watson TREASURER, Amy Leibold EMAIL, diamondkfarm20@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.ohiopinto.net

by Leslie Watson As we start to wind down our summer and kids will go back to school, before we know the beautiful days and warm evenings will become cold and snowy. I can’t believe it is already August and that the show season will be coming to an end before too long. Ohio Pinto and its members still have many opportunities to show their Pintos. Many of our members had great success at the 2022 Pinto World Championship Show in June. Ohio members also brought home not only World and Reserve World Championships but many Top 5 and Top 10 placings. Congratulations to all! Be on the

look out for the online magazine from PtHA with all of the pictures and placings. For fear of missing some I will not list any of them here. We have our last two shows of the year coming up. August 2628, at the Champion Center and Sept. 23-25, at Garwood Arena. You can find information on both of these shows at https://www. ohiopinto.net/. For the September show this a new venue for Ohio Pinto at Garwood Arena. While I have never been there, I hear it is a great place to show and we all look forward to these upcoming shows. New venues may bring some new faces to our shows. Just as a reminder that if you have a horse that needs to be registered you can complete that at the show and show the same weekend. Simply go to the group page and ask who needs to be contacted so that you can have all the necessary information to complete the process. We want to welcome both new and old members to our shows this summer and look forward to seeing everyone soon. I have included some member shots

from the World Show. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of the members

of the Board of Directors or show managers. Until next time, Happy Trails!

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by Amanda Fowler Mark your calendars for the Premier Mountain Trail Halloween Fun Show to be held Sept. 24 at Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, Ohio. The show begins at 12 p.m. but you must be registered by 10:30 a.m. to compete. Spooky Fun Classes are $5/ class. You can buy a wristband for $60 (adult) or $45 (youth)

and you’ll get all ten classes, five games of Pony Bingo, and a delicious dinner. The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, tea or water. Are you a rider and a baker? Make your favorite dessert to be judged and shared during our dessert contest! The showbill includes: Pumpkin Barrel Race Witches Broom Race (flags) Pumpkin Drop Vampire Hole (Keyhole) Spooky Scurry Ghost Run (Down and Back) Mummy Race (Ribbon Race) Spider Web Stakes Eyeballs and Spoons (Egg and Spoon) Costume Contest High Point for the day wins a PMT membership and a Creek Side season pass (over $140 value)!

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ith advances in research in the field of equine nutrition, we now know more about how best to meet our horse’s nutritional needs. One feed option gaining more and more popularity in feed rooms for its versatility is the ration balancer. This pelleted feed could potentially serve a purpose in your horse’s diet. Let’s dive in and learn more about ration balancers! Originally formulated for the young growing horse, the ration balancer is designed to provide the essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals necessary to balance or complement a good quality forage source. In the mid-1980s, veterinarians at Ohio State University observed a trend for bone disorders in foals out of mares that did not need a lot of grain to maintain adequate weight during the last trimester of pregnancy. This sparked a need for a concentrated source of vital nutrients to support the growth and development of the foal without the calories for easy-keeping broodmares, and the ration balancer was born! We’ve come a long way since the original development of the ration balancer. No longer is it just for broodmares and growing horses. Over time, nutritionists have discovered the versatility of the ration balancer for many different classes of horses. Mature horses, drafts, ponies and miniature horses dubbed ‘easy keepers’ that don’t require a large amount of grain to maintain their ideal weight can benefit from a ration balancer. Typically, hay or pasture alone are not able to meet the daily nutritional needs for essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Even for the most leisure horses and ponies, a ration balancer can fill the nutritional gaps in the forage-based diet without adding unnecessary calories. The ration balancer is a great option for horses that need a specialized diet with lower non-structural carbohydrate (NSC), or sugar plus starch. Equids affected by equine metabolic syndrome, insulin dysregulation, Cushing’s disease or have experienced laminitis require a reduced sugar and starch diet. With lower feeding rates per day and an NSC value typically ranging from 13-15 percent, the ration balancer is the perfect fit for these horses. The same is said for horses affected by muscle disorders like equine polysaccharide storage myopathy (EPSM)—these horses are managed on low NSC diets, but still need nutrients to maintain health A ration balancer can be part of a suitable diet for this type of tying up. Ration balancers can also be used as a top-dress in unique feeding situations. Hard-working horses with high nutritional requirements or horses being underfed a grain ration could benefit from having a top-dressed ration balancer. Also, if your hay quality is less than ideal and you are already feeding a commercial grain, a ration balancer can be top-dressed in order to fill in those nutritional gaps in the forage source without a large increase in volume of grain fed per day. Here are some other common characteristics of a ration balancer: 12

• Lower feeding rates, typically between one to two pounds per day for the mature horse, with increasing amounts for performance, pregnancy, lactation, and growth; —Low calorie (energy), and recommended for horses on weight-loss or restricted diet plans • Concentrated levels of the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that are typically lacking in most grass or grass-mixed forages, hay or pasture. • Crude protein ranging from 28-32 percent. With the lower feeding amount per day, the total protein consumed by a horse with a ration balancer is not much different than a horse consuming the recommended feeding rate of a 12 percent crude protein feed; • Should be fed with a good quality forage, either grass or pasture. Most ration balancers can be fed with an all-grass forage or grassalfalfa mix that is less than 75 percent alfalfa. When weight reduction is necessary, provide an appropriate grass type forage complimented with a ration balancer;

Take Home Message The ration balancer pellet is a highly diverse feed option for all classes of horses. With a smaller feeding rate, lower sugar and starch levels, it can be incorporated into any feeding program with a good quality forage source. Contact your local veterinarian or consult an equine nutritionist if you have questions about how to fit a ration balancer in your horse’s diet.

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Knox County Horse Park

Plenty of Opportunity to Show and Earn Points PRESIDENT, Donny Cline VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and John Weekley TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Debbie Cole CONTACT, dcline458@gmail.com FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

by Donny Cline Cowboys and Cowgirls, I am pleased to announce we have gotten some good weather and two shows under our belt. June 25 got a work day in at the park and a lot of work was done; painting, post dug and cable installed and finally getting the hay done. Thank you Sue, Rannay, Jennifer, Lee Ann and Landon for helping out with paint and lunch, and John with the tractor digging post holes. Thank you to Claude, Travis, Jason, Wyatt and a neighbor down the road with a bucket tractor for installation of the post

Knox County Fair Queen Anna Maglott and last year’s queen. and the cable...great job, it was a well appreciated work day. A few hours turned into eight hours, thank you. July 2 we held our second show, we had good weather and 20 plus riders. It was a good show of contesting in our normal age groups of open classes to walk trot classes that are competing for the belt buckles. Our August show is also contesting and the same for the September show. October is the Trail Challenge show and some contesting added

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In Memory of ‘The Rocket Man’ by Richard Anderson A few short years ago we lost our beloved horse, Rocky, to colic at the OSU Vet hospital in Columbus. He was the best horse my wife, Linda, ever owned, and he was bulletproof. He would forge ahead on the trail when other horses would refuse to lead, and when the going got tough, we always use to say, “This looks like a jobe for The Rocket Man.” Rocky carried Linda safely through the battlefield of Custer’s Last Stand along the Powder River in the hoofprints of the 7th Army under the command of Colonel George Custer in Montana, along ‘Hell’s Canyon’ in the Badlands of the Black Hills of South Dakota, and to the top of Mount Rushmore and Harney Peak, the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Pyrenees of Spain. He also carried her along the infamous ‘Trail of Tears’ where 4,000 Cherokee Indians died on their forced march across the Shawnee National Forest in Illionois, across the treacherous Nolan Divid in the Smokey Mountains near Deep Creek, N.C., along the Virginia Highland Trail in the Jefferson National Forest, and to an overlook of Cades Cove from Gregory Bald

Linda and Rocky in the Moshannon wilderness of Thunder Mountain in the Allegheny National Forest. in the Smokey Mountains, as well as following the rocky trail through Thunder Mountain in the Moshannon Wilderness of the Allegheny National Forest of Pennsylvania, just to name a few. Rocky was an old soul, a member of our family, was irreplaceable and is deeply missed. “Fare thee well, Rocky, and Godspeed you on your journey.” 2022 SCHEDULE AUG. 6-12: Canadian Rocky Trail ride, Banff, BC

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Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Friday Night Contesting Shows a Big Hit PRESIDENT, George Baker 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Lisa Formica 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE, www.ghpa.us

by Debbie Schwartz Geauga Horse and Pony Association’s (GHPA) Friday night contesting shows are a hit! There will be a contesting show the third Friday in August and September as well. Be sure to sign up online the day before. The fourth and final open show is Aug. 14. Entries need to be in by 10 a.m. on Aug. 13. Find the showbill and all of the show information at ghpa.us. At the July open show we had a record amount of reach entries. The fun class was surprise equitation, riders had their backs to the ring and were then given 45 seconds to look over the pattern before performing it. GHPA is thrilled to offer an equestrian workshop put on by Courtney Crawford, an

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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Summer Schooling Shows in Full Swing PRESIDENT, Danielle Menteer VICE PRESIDENT, Kathy Kirchner TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Beth Scalabrino EMAIL, president@nodarider.org WEBSITE, www.nodarider.org

By Mosie Welch NODA’s 2022 Recognized Shows, Dressage 2022 and Dressage 2022 Encore are in the books! Issue 7 of NODA News has many photographs taken during the recognized shows around the George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center of the barn fun, competition, warm up and of our hard working and dedicated onsite show volunteers. There is also recognition of our Lake Erie College show management team, NODA’s recognized show

committee, our USEF officials and onsite support staff, and of course, our wonderful sponsors whose support helps makes NODA’s show’s a success. What you won’t see in the 2022 NODA News is competition results. After years of laboriously spending hours on a summer’s day formatting show results received in various formats when your editor would rather be doing anything else, NODA is sending you to NODA’s website to review results. Check it out in full color at www.nodarider.org. Also in Issue 7, there are photos of the May 29 Schooling Show at Chagrin Valley Farms. NODA’s new banner looks fabulous and there are a lot of great shots by Jen Cooper and Suzanne Sherbundy. Someone recently asked me how they could get on the cover of the NODA News. It’s not too difficult, as I’m always looking

for a good cover photo. You must be a NODA member or a clinician/educator at one of the programs, the photo must be in portrait format, and all mounted riders must be wearing a helmet as NODA supports safe equestrian participation. Send photos to mosie-editor@nodarider.org. In banquet news, Banquet Chair, Kirk Morehead really could use a dedicated Silent Auction Chair. If you can step up—the silent auction is fun and a very important fundraiser supporting NODA programs. If you can help, contact Kirk at Banquet@nodarider.org. Finally, if you are a NODA News advertiser you now have the option for secure online payment. This is big news for many of our advertisers and a big step for NODA as we move towards more online sign up and payment. I appreciate

Dee Liebenthal and Patty Keim working to get a link up and running on our website. July 8-10 was a busy weekend for NODA sponsored events; there was the Dressage Professional Initiative with Richard Williams at Shade Tree Farm in Bath, Ohio, as well as an open clinic for all riders with Richard Williams. The NODA Young Rider clinic with Danielle Hebler at Noble Farm in Newbury, Ohio. And a Bit Fitting Clinic with Kim Gentry at Sand Piper Stables in Portersville, Pa., supported by NODA and organized by Heather Soones Booher. Look for write ups in upcoming issues of the NODA News. The NODA Summer Schooling Show Series is in full swing with shows in August, September, and October. You can find all the information you need at www. nodarider.org.

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

This is Then, This is Now, What’s Next for CADS PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes TREASURER, David Crawford EMAIL, cadsrider@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.cadsdressage.org

by Cathy Suffecool I’ve been thinking about what all we’ve gotten done this year at the half-way point of the season. Which made me think about where CADS has been. The differences are pretty amazing, so follow along. This article was the suggestion of one of our judges who was amazed by what’s happening with the club. This Was Then... 1. The membership in a good year, 20 years ago, was 50. 2. The show season was four schooling shows. We used fairgrounds and wherever we could find that wasn’t expensive. The fairgrounds decided to move

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us onto the sulky/demolition derby track and doubled the fees. We then started to find stables that would let us in for shows. That worked until they realized that they thought they could charge us more. 3. We could never hold any type of recognized show or clinic without incurring major expenses. 4. The only property we owned were office supplies and one dressage ring that was made of plastic chains and cones. We still have the chains! This Is Now... 1. The membership this year is 125. An all-time record for CADS. 2. Our show season is now six schooling shows, a Championship class, and a Fall Fun show. 3. We are hosting three USAWE Recognized shows plus the first WDAA Lite show in the area. We’ve also had five multiday clinics just since March! 4. We’ve got our own full-size ring, plus... 5. We moved into Brecksville Stables under a pilot program

five years ago next month. The parks were so happy with us, they offered us affiliate status last year. This gives us more flexibility with the events we can offer and what we can do with the property. What We’ve Done Lately... 1. The indoor arena lights were switched out to LED in our first year. This has cut down the electric bill big time! The lighting is much better to show under. 2. Exhaust fans have been installed in the indoor arena. 3. Judges stands in both the indoor and outdoor arenas. 4. MAG Flakes...the flakes keep the arena more evenly dampened. 5. We have our own tractor, mower, and TR-3 drag 6. The outdoor pasture is now an arena for our USAWE shows. What’s Next... The one thing that I know all of you want is a warm-up ring! We started to consult with excavators, builders, anyone we thought could help. But we think we have it figured out! Our excavator is bringing back the rockhound for one last go round. When that is done, he’s going to put down geo-cloth. This is not what you get at Home Depot! This is horse strength ground cloth. Then comes the limestone. Once this is put on, it needs to be rolled over

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and watered, repeatedly. If you think this sounds like the biggest undertaking ever, you are right! This won’t happen quickly; the limestone has to settle and kind of gel together before we put the footing on. The cost for this is enormous, but we know how much this means to all of us. If you would like to help, donations are gratefully accepted! If you have or know of a company that would like to help sponsor this project, we would love to talk with them. I do want to give a huge shout out to Big Dee’s. The entire staff there makes having an amazing year-end award program possible. But the great awards are only part of it. They are watching for items that will make it special for all of you. They help us select, customize, and make sure everything is perfect! They’ve also been a huge help with awards for our USAWE shows. Those are the ones I go flying in looking for awards, because we don’t know how many we need till the week of the show. Those girls are fun and fantastic to help get it all together. That’s the update for now. I hope that the next time you’re up at Brecksville you’ll look around to see what has changed and improved. See you soon! August 2022


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Massillon Saddle Club

Looking for 2023 Judges and Improvements to Show Day PRESIDENT, Leanne; VICE PRESIDENT (CONTEST), Shae. VICE PRESIDENT (PLEASURE), Jeff; SECRETARY, Francine; TREASURER, Kathy EMAIL, massillonsaddleclub@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.massillonsaddleclub.org

Hello, everyone. MSC hopes that you are enjoying the warmer weather, and, that all is well for you, your family and your friends. It seems as if the show season had just started, yet, it is already August. The state and county fairs are quickly approaching. The 2022 Massillon Saddle Club show season still has several shows remaining. August has two contest shows (Aug. 14

and Aug. 28), and, two pleasure shows (Aug. 7 and Aug. 21). There is still time to complete your volunteer hours for the 2022 banquet. The last pleasure show of the year is Aug. 21, and, the last contest show is Sept. 25. And, volunteers are gratefully accepted at any time. If you have a passion for a specific project, and are willing to make the project a reality, please let us know. The Year End Awards Banquet and Election of Officers will be held in November 2022 at Nickajack Farms. Please watch for updates on the MSC Facebook page. Once the date is confirmed, a reservation form will be posted. The banquet is open to members, and non-members alike.

This year’s MSC fundraiser is the chance to win a $500 general gift card. Raffle tickets are $10 each, and will be sold through the night of the banquet. There will be a random drawing at the year end awards banquet. Raffle tickets will be available at the MSC shows, or, please contact an MSC Board member. MSC is looking for suggestions for 2023 pleasure judges, or, areas where the show day could be improved. Please let us know what you would like to see. And, if you would like to be part of the team that makes the show day possible, please consider volunteering to be an officer or Board member for the 2023 season. Candidates must be over the age of 18, and, currently

a 2022 member. The officers and trustees meet the first Monday of each month. Or, consider volunteering to help during the year for a shorter span of time. Do you like creating flyers, or have suggestions on how to improve the website content? All suggestions are welcome. Please watch the Massillon Saddle Club Facebook page for any show updates, or upcoming events. Congratulations to Kayla Lawson for qualifying, and placing 14th at the YEDA (Youth Equestrian Development Association) Nationals! Massillon Saddle Club hopes that everyone has good show days, and a wonderful summer!

O.H.I.O EXCA

Two-Day Clinic with Lee Hart PRESIDENT, Jimmy McDonald TREASURER, Elisa Holmes SECRETARY, Taylor Long WEBSITE, ohioexca.weebly.com

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O.H.I.O. EXCA had a very successful first race of the season on July 3 at Creek Side Horse Park in Waynesburg. We had a great turnout for the red, white, and blue celebration, and horses and humans alike showed off their patriotism by donning America's colors. We had competitors in all eight divisions, and the competition was fierce! Creek Side offers a unique set of natural obstacles that a cowboy or cowgirl might experience in their day-to-day work on the ranch. Together, horses and their riders navigated obstacles such as elevated bridges, steps up and down steep grades, narrow balance beams, water crossings, and tunnel passages. Despite the challenges of these obstacles on natural terrain, our competitors turned on the speed to make it an exciting race! Judges Jimmy McDonald and Kayla Schlabach evaluated horse and rider teams on a morning run and an afternoon run, with the highest combined scores for the day taking home the top honors for each division. Top placers for each division are as follows:

YOUNG GUNS: 1. Sunny Baker YOUTH: 1. Jordan Scheffler; 2. Rachel Brick; 3. Rachel Brick GREEN HORSE: 1. Kayla Schlabach; 2. Cathy Romack NOVICE: 1. Katie Finley; 2. Bethany Scheffler; 3. Stephen Oetzel INTERMEDIATE: 1. Jasmine Baker; 2. Sharon Oetzel NON-PRO: 1. Katie Finley; 2. Becky Burnell PRO: 1. Kayla Schlabach RIDE SMART: 1. Becky Jarvis; 2. Kathy Sailer

Our next event is a two-day clinic with multiple time world champion and Road to the Horse competitor Lee Hart. The clinic will take place Aug. 19-20 at S bar L Arena in Sugarcreek, followed by our State Championship race on Sunday the 21st at the same location. Multiple competitors have already signed up for the race, with racers coming from all across the eastern United States and into Canada. To find out more information about the clinic or state championship race, find us on Facebook or contact Jimmy at 330/260-8833. We hope to see you there!

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Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Second June Crossing a Success PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, www.mtra.org PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Kristen Humble What a great ride! The second June crossing is always a fun time. The format of the ride this year was to start in Garey Lake Camp near Empire on the west side of the state and then ride across the state to River Road Camp in Oscoda. We stay at a total of ten camps and we ride 12 times and enjoy some layover days off. This June ride we had 57 riders sign up for the crossing, 33 people that made the entire ride, and 25 ‘newbees’ who came on the ride for the first time. We’ve been having a great time sharing our pictures and trail tales on the ‘MTRA Friends’ Facebook page. Check it out to see what the ride was like! The ride was really one for the books. We had a few families

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Kristen Humbe, Sam Gomez, and Cheryl Tersen in Lake Huron. from out of state. Some of the out of state riders came from Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee. I really like how we are starting to get on people’s ‘bucket list’ and some said they learned about the ride from the Internet and our virtual ride (which we are offering again August-October). It’s neat to see people come ride the beautiful state of Michigan. We enjoyed some bonfires, camp music, shopping trips to the local Amish community, tubing/ kayaking, and a lot of swimming in the rivers on the hot days. Most people also enjoyed sampling the great local food stops at places like Frederick Inn, Shirley’s in the

Michigan Trail Riders Association Newbees. Woods Cafe, Goodales Bakery, Ma Deeters, The Curtisville Store, and the Mayfield Store. Nothing beats these little up north stops after a long, hot day of trail riding. What is it about riding 25 miles a day that makes a slice of pizza or a donut taste so good? At the end of each night our awesome trail boss, Gale Gunders, would let us know about the next day’s trail and the driving instructions to the next camp and then I would host a short ‘entertainment’ session. It was fun to do a MTRA trivia game, a couple ice breakers, a silent auction night and even an awards night at the last camp. We sure have a lot of fun on

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the MTRA rides. Many people get intimidated by the amount of riding or they think all we do is ride, but I wanted to let everyone know that this club has so much fun and we all have a friendly and helpful attitude. It’s my sincere hope that you put us on your bucket list and then fall in love with the people enough to come back year after year. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Many of our group members are active on a variety of Facebook group pages especially the one titled ‘MTRA Friends’. You can also check out our website at www.mtra.org to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on!

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Gavin Kearns, Tristan Vrh, and Sara Calvin.

Jen Casey, Stacy Thacker, Terry Martin, Rob Bernhardt.

Stacy Thacker, Jen Casey, Dave Mitchell.

Mid-Ohio Marauders

July Shoots/Graduation Celebration/Appalachian Mountain Championship PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, midohiomarauders@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.midohiomarauders.com

by Steve Keech The Marauders recognized and celebrated with cake and

homemade ice cream, the 2022 high school graduates, Sara Calvin, Tristan Vrh, Tyler Vrh, Gavin Kearns and Jordan Heald. We are very proud of you and wish you the best on your future! CMSA held the Appalachian Mountain Championship in Lexington, Va., in June. The Marauders were well represented. Jen Casey was second and Kelle Winkle was third in L5, Caelan Garland was third in M4, Tyler Vrh was M5 Champion, David Mitchel was

SM5 Champion and Steve Keech was second in SM5. Tristan Vrh was the Mens Limited Eliminator Champion and Vern Shaw was the Limited Senior Incentive Champion! Congratulations to all the competitors and especially the champions! MOON SHOOT I SATURDAY RESULTS OPEN WRANGLER, Nicholas Hall; LIMITED RIFLE, Cole Caster; OPEN RIFLE, David Mitchell; LIMITED SHOTGUN, Cole Caster; OPEN SHOTGUN, JD Hughes; RESERVE COWGIRL, Stacy Thacker; RESERVE COWBOY, Terry Martin; OVERALL COWBOY, Rob Bernhardt; OVERALL OVERALL, Jen Casey. MOON SHOOT II SUNDAY RESULTS OPEN WRANGLER, Nicholas Hall; RESERVE COWGIRL, Jen Casey; RESERVE COWBOY, David Mitchell; OVERALL COWGIRL, Stacy Thacker; OVERALL OVERALL, Eric Nelson.

We also celebrated several move-ups. Alivia Strouth from L1 to L2; Kennedy Gollin from

L2 to L3; Chase McKinney from M1 to M2; Carl Calvin from M3 to M4, Clayton Lightfield from M3 to M4! Some of the move-up dances were captured on video and shared on social media. Check out the CMSA website for complete results, https:// www.cmsaevents.com/events/ event.php?id=11946&show=p oints&group=Revolver&type= Overall If you are interested in joining the Mid-Ohio Marauders, the Central Ohio club for CMSA, visit us at Midohiomarauders. com or on Facebook at Mid-Ohio Marauders. See you soon! 2022 SCHEDULE AUG. 19-21: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH Mid-West SEPT. 23-25: Regional’s Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH OCT. 23: AAQH Congress Shootout, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

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Deducting Travel Expenses for Your Equine Business by Christine Weisgarber

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e are in the midst of show season so many of us are traveling. Thankfully, for those of you who operate your own business, expenses associated with these trips can be a tax deduction. With the ungodly prices at the fuel pump, keeping good records so these expenses can be utilized at tax time is very valuable. We will go over what you need to do in order to benefit from these deductions.

Ordinary and Necessary Any business expense whether for travel or not is analyzed by the question, “Is it ordinary and necessary for the operation of business?” Personal or luxurious expenses can’t be deducted for a business. The type of business will also impact your ability to deduct certain expenses. If you do not own an equine business, your horse shows are going to be considered personal. All expenses need to have documentation to prove they were for the operation of the business. This requires documentation with these important details: date, price, payee and description. I am asked often if credit card statements are sufficient, and it has an easy answer when you apply the bullet points. Unfortunately, the description of what you paid for is missing from statements therefore does not provide adequate proof to validate the purchase for business purposes. At many shows cash or check are used to pay for entry fees, grounds fees, and stalls. When I showed at an USCHA event this spring, I was impressed with the documentation they provided when I squared up at the end of the weekend. The bookkeeper in me was very pleased because sales receipts, invoices, and showbills will be great supporting documents to provide in the case you have to prove the expense was business related. Unfortunately for me, the expenses from that weekend were personal. I will admit I was brainstorming ways to make it a business trip but came up short.

Mileage and Fuel In addition to keeping receipts, you must have record of the miles you drove throughout the year. Many find mileage logs to be tedious, but the IRS is strict about the information that these logs provide. If you plan to take the mileage deduction or actual expenses, you must prove it. What information are they looking for? Here is another list: beginning odometer reading, date, purpose of the trip, ending odometer reading. This information can be collected in any way you choose but it needs to be legible, accurate and consistent with other records like bills for repairs. When I prepare taxes for businesses, there are two options available which I mentioned above. Actual expenses or the mileage deduction. I look at what information is available and which method is more advantageous when making the determination of which to use. The mileage deduction is a number determined by the IRS that encompasses all expenses associated with driving. For example, the wear and tear of the vehicle, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs. For this reason, you can’t do both. This year, the IRS made a special adjustment to help businesses. For the final six months of 2022, the standard mileage rate was increased four cents, making it worth 62.5 cents per mile. This was surprising because, the IRS updates these rates once a year and the rate was projected to decrease in the following years. (I guess even they expected Trump to win the election.) This makes your mileage log even more important because the date of the miles driven will determine if 58.5 cents, or the higher amount of 62.5 cents, applies. This might sound like we are splitting hairs but four cents adds up quickly for those who travel a lot.

Food and Hotels When traveling away from the main place of work, accommodations and meals are deemed deductible. A few words of caution, lavish arrangements and entertainment don’t count. This is a gray area where the IRS could determine how you spent your time so be true and don’t go overboard. Regarding food, the IRS has allowed 100 percent of meals to be deductible again, in 2022. Fifty percent is the normal rate so this can be very helpful to a business. Unfortunately, grocery stores do not qualify as a business meal deduction but regarding traveling to shows this could be interpreted as necessary and ordinary expense for an equine business and I am comfortable considering this a legitimate expense for travel. After all, the decision to eat bologna sandwiches versus eating from concessions to save money sounds like a business decision to me!

Conclusion I hope that the remaining bit of the summer is a successful one for you and your clients in the show ring. Remember to maximize your success by keeping good financial records now so you can score a winning run at tax time. If you are terrible at keeping good records reach out to me by email, christine@brazenbusinessservices.com, and I can help you. Utilizing QuickBooks to capture information in real time requires minimal effort or no effort when my services are used. This has proven to save business owners a significant amount of time and money. Christine Weisgarber has been around horses for more than half her life having experience with equine businesses and showing. She is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, member and supporter of the Massillon Saddle Club, and a proud mom of three young children. Her children were the deciding factor in opening her home-based business, Brazen Business Services LLC. Brazen, or brave, is exactly what it takes to start and run a business. She helps business owners navigate business decisions by providing accurate, up to date financial information for a more profitable business without wasted time and stress. Her services are online based with great customer service for bookkeeping and income tax services. For more information visit www.brazenbusinessservices.com 26

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TrailMeister Trail Meister

by Robert Eversole

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ou’re not a savage, and this isn’t the stone age. We shouldn’t be drinking out of ponds, puddles, and streams anymore. When we extend our adventures and visit more remote areas that don’t have reliable, clean water sources, we need a dependable way to ensure that our drinking water is safe. After all, Giardiasis, or beaver fever, a digestive system infection that causes severe abdominal discomfort and diarrhea, is not conducive to a pleasant day in the saddle. As we play and camp outside, we must protect ourselves from water that can make us sick. The water you’re camping near may look pristine, but invisible beasties may be lurking within that clear and refreshing stream. Here’s a way someone might pick up a waterborne illness: A bear with Giardia defecates near a high mountain spring, many miles from the nearest trailhead, releasing millions of cysts invisible to the naked eye. You camp in a meadow surrounding the spring and rinse your face in the ice-cold water. Some of the water gets past your lips, and you swallow some of the cysts. A single cyst

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traveling in North America. Read the fine print before purchasing any water filter to ensure it will do the job you need.

makes it to your small intestine and happily begins reproducing. In short order, enough Giardia has taken up residence to cause a fever and diarrhea. The treatment for Giardia is usually quick with antibiotics, but in some cases, it could linger for months or years. The best plan is to avoid waterborne parasites by purifying your water. You can do this in several ways.

Boiling At the most primitive level, boiling water is the most effective way to remove harmful microorganisms from untreated water sources. According to the World Health Organization, water boiled at “158°F will kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses in 1 minute.” Once boiled for at least a minute, your water is ‘safe,’ though it may be cloudy and taste like whatever was upstream from your collection point.

Filtration For me, filtration systems are the gold standard. Water filters are a physical barrier that can block debris, microorganisms, and viruses from passing through and into you. While many types of filtration systems physically strain out the nasties that can make us sick, I’m a fan of gravity-style filters and purifiers such as the various Berkey water systems. With this style of water filter, gravity does the hard work of forcing water through the filter for you. You can filter and purify a lot of water at once without the effort of hand-pumping water through the filter. I like countertop models such as the Travel model from Berkey for trailhead camping or anywhere that space is limited. The solid design has a reservoir that

holds clean water at the ready. I stick with gravity filters for backcountry packing trips but move to collapsible bag styles that roll up to fit inside a pannier box. Not all water filters are the same. Where my countertop Berkey model removes contaminants as small as viruses, the collapsible bag filter only removes larger impurities such as protozoa and bacteria. Thankfully these biological pathogens are the main water concerns if you’re

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Chemical Disinfection Chlorine or iodine tablets are a space-saving and effective way to purify water. You add water purification tablets directly into a bottle of water, and, after 30 to 60 minutes, the water is safe to drink. Chemical purification tablets can leave an off taste (there goes your morning coffee), and some aren’t safe for people with shellfish allergies.

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Ohio Western Horse Association

Follow Our Facebook Page for Updates on Club News and Shows PRESIDENT, Marc Beck VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Renee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Eric Haudenschield WEBSITE, www.owha.org

Hello to all our Corral readers! Not sure about you but this summer has flown by! For some their show seasons maybe starting to near the end but OWHA still has several shows on the books in August. Come join us! Ohio Western Horse Association held the July meeting on July 7, at AM VETS in Kenton, Ohio. OWHA continues to work on preparations for the Fall Round Up, which is held the end of September. The annual Fall Round Up is known for the Youth Team Tournament, which consists of three youth along with their horse or pony. The teams compete against each other to earn points during the two-day show. Our Youth club advisor, Ashley, works hard to make sure that all the teams receive great prizes. On average OWHA can expect to have 15 teams or more. This year OWHA recognizes that many of these teams have parents or adults that also show during the weekend. To reward those adults showing all weekend there will be an Adult Highpoint and Reserve Adult Highpoint awards in speed

and pleasure. The OWHA board and its members are always looking to improve our shows and attract more participants, with that being said bring us your ideas! Feel free to contact our Board via email or Facebook. Our OWHA youth have been busy this year. We would like to congratulate all our youth members who participated in the Ohio 4H youth show! Several of our members participated in showing cattle, pigs, lambs and special interest projects, along with horses. We would like to recognize Samantha McDaniel for being the Allen County Fair Special Interest Princess for 2022. Also, many of our youth are starting to prepare for their up and coming county fairs. We would like to give them a big “good luck!” OWHA is always proud of our youth and their accomplishments. We have some amazing kids.

A couple reminders to be following our Facebook page for updates on club news and shows. M&W Pony Pals will be having their last speed show for the Buckles Series on Aug. 13 in Ada, Ohio, which is also the Farmers and Merchants Picnic Show. The following day will be the Farmers and Merchants Pleasure show. Also, on Aug. 6 at Ada Park the 4th Annual Karlee Hooker Memorial Speed and Sparkle Benefit show will be held. This is a special show to honor one of OWHA’s most beloved youth

members, Karlee. She touched so many hearts with her passion and love for her horses. Along, with her true determination to live life to the fullest. This will be a fun-filled day with over $400 in added money, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, door prizes drawn throughout the show, trophy and ribbons along with 60 percent payback on classes for the Top 5. Come and join her family and friends in remembering her. And don’t forget to wear your purple and lime green!

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Filtering Water (continued) becoming more and more popular. The UV light of the device disrupts the DNA of the creatures lurking in the water, rendering them harmless. Besides good batteries, UV light requires very clear water to work effectively. Correct power delivery, water agitation, and contact times are also necessary for maximum pathogen reduction. When camping, proper water

treatment is vital to maintaining your health. Not all water sources are unsafe; however, even the most pristine-looking source can make you ill. If people or wildlife can reach an area, so can their contaminants. As more and more of us explore wild places, contamination levels rise. Don’t play intestinal roulette when you have many water treatment options available.

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Western Reserve Carriage Association

Summer Fun with WRCA PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE, www.wrcarriage.com

by Cathy Rhoades Summer has been warm and relatively rain free. We had a great event in June at Zoar Village with a lovely sunny day. Zoar Historic Village provided the setting for Western Reserve Carriage Association’s Sporting Day of Traditional Driving. This settlement established in 1817 by German religious dissenters looking to develop a communal society today is a tourist destination. Following the format of the Carriage Association of America, our day started with a turnout inspection with Louise West Fraser inspecting the eight participants. Sherry Olecki, Shellie Kwitkowski, Stacey Giere, Dan Shanahan, Meredith Giere, Janet Yosay, Cathy Rhoades and Jo Ann Murr. There was a variety of carriages from lovely

antique vehicles brought by the Gieres to modern steel carts and carriages. A 4.4 mile drive through the village provided four driver tests. They included mailing a letter, halting lining up the rear axle or saluting. The village had a beautiful central garden and restored homes. The drive ended at the cones course. Our lunch took place in the 1868 schoolhouse. Thanks to our awesome volunteers who made the day run smoothly! WRCA members had a large contingency of entries at the Lexington Carriage Classic. Shauna Brummet won the large First Timers division! Connor Shanahan won both Junior and Novice championship! Stacey Giere won the driving derby with Gator. Stacey, Rebecca Rich, Mary Thomas, Ann Petersen, Bridget Miller’s Tess all captured Reserve Champion in their respective divisions. Other members that had good drives were Shellie Kwitkowski—tieing

Dan Shanahan at Zoar. Photo credit: Sally Shaffer for reserve, Jeffery Skinner, Janet Yosay and Meredith Giere. We have several events coming up. Our carriage tour at Dave and Bev Patricks is open to all interested parties, friends, clubs. It is scheduled for Aug. 14 at 249 Dehaven Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. We meet around 11:30 with lunch scheduled for noon. The club and Bev will provide

a main dish. Please bring a dish to share. The tour with narration by Roger Murray will begin around 1 p.m. This is surely a not to be missed opportunity! August 6 is a combined drive with Black Swamp Driving Club. It is also a specified driving date at Carlisle. The north and south loops are open for carriages all day. The other trails are open for riding. The trails are wide and graveled and easily traveled by carriages. Plan on the same format: Potluck at noon with driving afterwards. We are looking for nominations for our board. There will be two spots opening. Our planning and board meetings are normally virtual and usually two a year. Consider joining us and sharing your ideas and talents. Feel free to contact any board member with your interest.

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Introducing 2022 Royalty PRESIDENT, Billy Jo Brown 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Rick Wilson TREASURER, Donna Router SECRETARY, Tonya Wilson EMAIL, dustyboots@dustybootsridingclub.com WEBSITE, dustybootsridingclub.com

by Tonya Stenger NEOHA King ~ Mikey Lett My name is Mikey Lett and I am the 2022 NEOHA King. I am 15 years old and will be a sophomore in the fall at Jefferson High School. I have been riding and showing horses for 6 years. I also love fishing, working on stuff, helping out others, and being outdoors. NEOHA Princess Zoey Brown My name is Zoey Brown and I am the 2022 NEOHA Princess. I have been riding and showing horses pretty much my whole life, and love every minute of it. I will be a sophomore at Madison High School this year, where I play on the JV volleyball 30

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Zoey Brown team and softball team. I am also a member of Lucky Horseshoes 4H Club in Lake County. When I’m not in the barn or playing sports I’m spending time with family and friends. August 2022


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by Lisa Kiley

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n cities and small towns all over the world, parades are used to bring people together, to celebrate holidays, events, and ideas. It’s hard to deny that parades can evoke many happy memories. I am sure I am not the only one who, when thinking about parades, remember equating these festive times with horses. As a little girl, I remember seeing horses ride by in my small-town parade and thinking, ‘I want to do that’ and later as a member of a 4-H club, getting to ride my own pony through town. Now, I am lucky to live in a place that has one of the best parades in the country and one of the largest horse parades this side of the Mississippi, the Delaware, Ohio, All Horse Parade.

I wanted to find out a little more about how this parade got started and some of the best ways to enjoy it, so I talked to Diane Winters who has been part of the parade from its inception in 1986. Winters recalled that it was Red Reed of the Delaware Gazette who approached her with the vision of the All Horse Parade. With her experience in the horse world, he felt that she would be able to help make this idea a reality. “The first year, there were 55 horses in the parade and by the second year, there were 155,” she reported. “There was a learning curve as we figured out through trial and error that having the parade start and stop at the fairgrounds and take place on the Sunday before the fair prevented traffic backups for those bringing in other livestock for the fair.” Winters shared that the idea of the parade was to bring attention to the activities in the small town (as it was when the parade started). There were lots of horse related activities and the parade showcased local horses in the area including horses that would be showing at the fairgrounds. It 32

Diane Winters also highlighted the famous Little Brown Jug race that happens during the fair week every year. As the town has grown, the popularity and participation in the parade has also increased drawing in participants from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Kentucky and even as far as Georgia. However, there are some fundamentals that have stayed the same in the 36-year run that has only seen two cancellations in all its years (one from flooding and the other from Covid). Winters explained, “Outside of the police escort at the beginning

and ending of the parade, there are no other motorized vehicles allowed, which keeps the focus on the horses,” for similar reasons, no politicians permitted in the parade either. Having a parade board that has horse sense is evident and makes for a wonderful experience for participants and those who are there to watch. If you are thinking that you might like to participate in the upcoming parade, Winters advised that participants should download the form on the fair website to get all the details. In addition, she mentioned, “horses should be use to loud noises such as clapping and cheering and the sound of the band. They should also be able to stand patiently and quietly, as sometimes there can backups along the parade route.” She also shared that there are some dress and grooming requirements to make sure that participants are properly turned out to make for a great show for spectators. The parade route is just over two miles long and there is a map available to help determine what some of the best spots on the route are for setting up chairs. It’s a good idea to arrive early

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as parking can be challenging on the day of the event, but there are plenty of great places to watch the parade from. Bring some drinks and snacks to enjoy while waiting for the parade to get going. Winters did advise that parking is allowed at Hayes High School, but make sure that you are planning to stay for the duration of the event because you won’t be able to leave the parking lot until the parade has ended. Additionally, there are many fun events that happen along the parade route, many people have parties on the day of the event, and horse bingo is a fun activity where chalk lines are laid out on the street and participants scrawl their names in a block hoping that a horse will leave a ‘deposit’ in their square. You can also pick up a parade T-shirt to show your support. “We are very thankful to the sponsors of the parade, which include Byers Auto and the local Eagles, and to all those who have sponsored in the past as well,” Winters also mentioned that the parade relies on the help of volunteers. “There have been different teams from Ohio August 2022


Wayne County Saddle Club

Storm Damage, County Fair and August Show Dates PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com

Happily, I can continue to report that shows are going very well. I must say, however, that our ‘help’ are all volunteers. While we strive to make all our events the absolute best in all ways, there are occasional errors and unfortunate disparities. After all, showing horses is competitive and most everyone is ‘in it to win it’ as the saying goes. And, the entry booth can be rather hectic. Mistakes and misunderstandings are unfortunately possible. We appreciate your patience and good sportsmanship. Thank you! As I said, it’s been a great year so far and I want to let everyone know we are grateful for all you good folks who come to the Hollow during the show season. Thanks to all of you, and also, to those who work to produce our equine events. If you live near the club grounds, you’re most likely aware of the storm that hit late June. Perhaps you had damage at your home; we lost power for a day and a half and had some

trees on the fence but were spared any serious damage to our buildings. We were very fortunate compared to others who had serious damage to their homes and went without power for several days after the 100+ miles per hour winds. I’ve attached some pictures of the wind damage at the Hollow. The arena fence lost two sections. Cleanup was needed there, at the rear of the pavilion, between the restroom and swing set, and around the grounds. The worst areas are the north hillside where countless trees lay flattened. Our trails are somewhat open on the flat areas, but impassible on the hillsides. It does appear that some of those downed trees will be salvageable for timber. And that blessing will make it easier to clear hillside trails when it’s finished. For now, if you do ride the bottom trail and hear equipment operating on the hill, you’d better get out of the woods! Anyway, thanks to the hard work of a few, horse shows went on without delay. Those who gave their time to cut up down trees, repair the fence, and cleanup debris really stepped up, and got the job done. A special thank you to you-all! We plan to add more sand to the arena soon to accommodate better footing. It’s August already which means the Wayne County Fair is just around the corner. The

Storm damage. club will, once again, run the Saturday morning open contest show. Entries ($5 per class) open at 7:30 a.m. The show will start at 8 a.m. Five places will be jackpotted. Class sequence is: Stake Bend, Barrels, and Poles. If time permits before 4-H classes begin, we will also offer Flag Race and Ball Race. We are proud to be a part of one of, if not the, the greatest county fairs in Ohio and wish to thank the fair board for making it possible. We sincerely hope you will come for this event and enjoy the fair. The show is the first Saturday after Labor Day which is also opening day for the fair.

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Parade (continued) Wesleyan University and other groups that help clean up the streets as we go—especially in front of the bands.” When asked what volunteer opportunities are available, Winters mentioned banner carriers, cleanup crews, and helpers at the fairgrounds. “It’s always nice when we have people who have experience with horses that can volunteer, it helps things run smoothly on the day of the parade.” This year the parade will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 and will start from the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. Check out https:// www.delawarecountyfair.com/all-horse-parade/ for more details and to download the parade rules and entry form. If you have any questions, you can also contact Diane Winters directly at 740/272-7636. Lisa Kiley is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is a proud member of the Cashmans Horse Equipment Team. Cashmans Horse Equipment, located in Delaware, Ohio, has been providing top quality products to the equine and agricultural community for 40 years. They have a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. Cashmans strives to educate customers and provide products that put safety first so you can enjoy more time with the horses you love. www.cashmans.com August 2022

August offers the following at the Hollow: Aug. 6 Pleasure Point show, Aug. 12 Fun show/Buckle series, Aug. 20 Youth Director Horse Show, Aug. 26 Fun show/Buckle series, Aug. 27 Contest Point show. Please check your copy of the April showbill ads, the Corral Calendar, or the website for more information. The worship group meets Sundays at 11 a.m. Everyone’s welcome. As you can see there’ still a lot of 2022 to go, even more as September and October come along. Why not join us?! ~Stan

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View From the Cheap Seats

Yet Another Exciting, Death-Defying Adventure of A Middle-Aged Equestrian! (Part 2) by Sarah Vas

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hen last we gathered, I was on a muddy hillside astride a fat summer camp pony. The cranky redhead mare was taking aim with both hind feet at said fat pony, prompting her to wedge herself between two saplings off trail. Dramatic radio music fades… In the midst of this chaos, I dismounted, gained control of both horses from the ground, and talked the frightened yoga camper down off the red horse. I managed to hold the snarky mare while getting my camp cohort mounted up on the solid citizen I had been riding. I downplayed the moment and pointed her horse up the slippery slope. Then, I gathered the reins and swung up onto the chestnut mare. The trail guide teenager wondered out loud why a camper was riding my new charge. That mare was reserved for staff only

because she basically hates every other horse in the barn, both on trail and in the pastures! For the remainder of the ride, I extended olive branches to the sour faced mare. It wasn’t her fault. First of all, deer flies were consuming her ears. I shooed them and rubbed her topknot as much as I could. Secondly, her incessant nose rooting was caused by a dangling bit stuck under her tongue. I snuck her bridle up one hole, doubting the staff would even notice. Lastly, she was tolerating this summer occupation, wearing poorly fitted, cheap gear while lugging dead weight up and down the forest hillside as the camp schedule demanded. I didn’t hassle her but rather, just steadied my weight and kept up the ear rubbing and wither scratching. She softened her body here and there to my polite requests from leg, seat, and weight shifts. My goal was just to get her back to the barn without

We Tip Our Caps to the Summer Camp Gangs!

The Bold ones

the Ground Pounders

and the Old ones

and the Good All Arounders.

“What Adventures We Had!”, said the Starry-Eyed Child to the Benevolent Steed.

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further tantrums and that, she did. By the final descent into the stable yard, she was moderately cajoled. We’d avoided bloodshed. I beelined for the (very!) young barn manager to explain, insisting her trail guides had done nothing wrong. I was glad it happened to me as my experience helped deescalate the situation. Red-headed Rosie, as it were, was unceremoniously drug off to a tie stall for a snack and a time out. She’d guaranteed her exclusion from the Girl Scouts’ special rendezvous with magical unicorns after lunch, I gathered. My pal had been near the front of the line on a tall, saintly gelding. She missed the whole thing. Not truly grasping the gravity of what’d happened, she eagerly volunteered us both for another whirl around the woods. Oddly, I felt owed a peaceful ride and didn’t protest. This time, I was handed the reins to a bay mare. This horse had gone on the first ride ahead of mine by three or four horses, depending on whether you’re counting from the horse I started with or the one I got on trade. She wasn’t as snarky as the chestnut mare I basically just schooled pro bono. She had been flattening ears in fair warning at the horse behind her, I’d noticed. The sunken eyed teenager from Camp YUWannaComeHere confirmed that this brown horse didn’t like horses too close behind her. Or in front of her. Or looking at her. Or talking smack about her. Reeeaaaally… I silently snarked while tightening the ridiculously loose girth, then settled my groin into the thinnest leather and pointiest tree I’ve ever experienced from a two-bit western saddle. Our second ‘Pony Express Run’ was comprised of only seven yoga camp folks in total and two different, very Over It teenage trail guides. I saw over my shoulder that my friend’s horse was being ponied on a lead rope. Oh boy. Another yoga camp participant had joined us but openly shared her childhood trauma. The old ‘I fell off a horse once as a kid’ story. She spent most of the ride stiff legged and clenched jawed, repeatedly sucking all the oxygen out of the surrounding forest if her horse so much as twitched. Eventually,

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the sulky staffer unclipped the lead from my friend’s horse but repeatedly snarked about staying in single file line. She offered up neither encouragement nor false confidence to our frightened friend. I tossed light hearted smiles and simple directions over my shoulder to her while keeping my own horse well ahead of her. I tried drifting my grumpy bay mare just off to the side of the horse preceding us but Snippy McAttitude admonished me for that, too. Wasn’t I supposed to be keeping horses away from Miss Bad Temper #2 of the day? But wait, there’s more. This ride had its own eye widening moment. The trail followed alongside a camp gravel road at one point and the tall grass tempted several stomachs in the caravan. A chestnut horse (thankfully a different horse) directly ahead of me hit the brakes, dropped its nose and began greedily grabbing lunch. From behind, I saw the rider lift up his arms. We’d been instructed on the rudimentary basics. Kick to go, pull up on the reins if your horse eats grass. His hands rose well up to shoulder height with unexpected ease and yet, no reaction from the horse he rode in on. Its head was still long gone below him, its only focus was stuffing its pie hole! His body posture illustrated rapid fire processing of confusion, shock, disbelief, and arrived at “Uh Oh”. The cheap, imported bit had completely disassembled itself and fallen totally out of the horse’s mouth. The bridle was now hanging over the horse’s shoulders with what was left of the bit dangling from the S August 2022


cheekpieces. Fortunately, the grass was plentiful and far too tempting. The horse just kept eating as if standing quietly in his pasture back at the barn. I had to choose between keeping Brown Betty, or whatever her name was, even farther away from this pending loose cannon or carefully use my flat eared fuss face as crowd control. I chanced it. Better I deal with one mad horse underneath me than let a bridle-less horse bolt away with this guy, sending our whole crew hell bent for leather. I strode up casually and parked sidelong in front of the grazing horse. Salty Staff Member #2 left my two friends unattended and rode up in a flying dismount along side the headless wonder. Risky move, kiddo, I thought, as I offered to hold her horse. She tersely declined. OK. Let’s see how you handle this dumpster fire, girlie. Can’t say I can cover for you kiddos over this one. I

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looked on as her thoughts were now playing out through body posture as well. She held up the broken headgear, enjoying her own trip through disbelief, shock, panic, and frustration. This kid was going to remember her crazy summer camp days forever. I glanced at Yoga Dude. He was wide eyed and clutching cheap rawhide in his useless grip. The horse was wearing nothing but a halter, thankfully standard equipment underneath every bridle at this OK Corral. To my credit, I held my tongue and my composure while silently willing every horse within my line of sight to Just! Whoa! Let’s maintain the consensus that we all just wanted out of this nightmare alive. Me, Yoga Dude, my two pals, the camp staff kid, the sad, trodden down horses under us. Choosing the only reasonable option on scene, the teenager untangled the mess and unclipped the parrot snaps holding the reins

to the junked bit. She hastily clipped the reins to the side rings of the halter without ever allowing Yoga Dude to let go of his end of the reins. Stringing together the most words she’d said in one breath, she assured us that this horse will be fine with just the reins. She threaded the leftover bridle parts over one shoulder, mounted her horse, and nudged us all along. At no point did Yoga Dude think to, nor did Sweaty Faced Teenager offer the option to Get. Down. Off. The. Bridle-less. Horse. We managed to reach the barn once again with all parties accounted for but this time, I just made haste out of there. My friend had happily enjoyed not one but two trail rides around the woods. Our terrified yoga buddy had faced her fear and didn’t die. Yoga Dude had come out unscathed as well. Why deflate anyone’s reality with detailed explanations of how close they all literally flirted with their lives? Don’t poke the bear, Sarah. I have great respect for the patient souls, whether horse or human, that can endure this thankless, understaffed, underbudgeted Camp Horse lifestyle. Myself a city girl trapped in this country equine life; I wonder. Do horses talk about summer camp likes

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it’s an urban myth? Do the herd elders keep youngsters in line with veiled threats of being shipped off to the trail pack lines? Is there any coming back from the summer camp string or is it the horseflesh version of indentured servitude? And if you were me, would you charge the camp training fees for two horses or three when you send them your invoice? Sarah Vas, a second-generation horsewoman, writes about her decades of adventure and mayhem among several breeds and disciplines, and countless equine educational endeavors both as student and teacher. Sarah owns and operates a continuation of her parents’ original business, Winfield Farm & Forge, Ltd., that which couldn’t currently exist without constant gratitude for Kevin, her very forgiving, ridiculously supportive husband. Together, they are quietly beginning to explore the Farm’s newest chapters, both in and out of the horse world. They are returning to Sarah’s family roots, this time as breeders of Arabian/Welsh Sport Ponies for dressage and carriage while husband and wife indulge their pent up creativity producing a variety of rustic décor and iron work.

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Corral Calendar The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, creating a great deal of uncertainty within the horse show industry. It is simply impossible for the Horsemen’s Corral to keep up with event cancellations prior to going to print. Please take care of yourself, your family and your horses. Now more than ever...CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL! 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”. AUGUST 2022 AUG. 1-7 — 2022 State OHC Gibby Memorial Trail Ride & Work Days, Barkcamp State Park Horse Camp, 65330 Barkcamp Rd., Belmont, OH. FMI: Charlene Santee, 740-670-3470, santeecharlene@ gmail.com, ohconline.com AUG. 5 — Triple R Bar Friday Night Horse Show, 6:30 p.m., Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/Triple-R-BarAlumni-291174746498 AUG. 5-7 — 7th Annual Smoke Rise Reunion—Team Sorting/Cattle Weekend, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www. smokeriseranch.com

AUG. 5-7 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740819-8446, amyshd@yahoo.com, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com AUG. 5-7 — Buckskin Horse Association of Michigan Show, MSU Pavilion, Lansing, MI. FMI: www.michiganbuckskin.org AUG. 6 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Series, Madison County Fairgrounds Coughlin Arena, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhanav AUG. 6 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com AUG. 6 — Making and Fitting Horseshoes Clinic, Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, OH. FMI: Lori McDade, 330-447-7534, https:// w w w.f a c e b o o k . c o m / M i d - E a s t e r n Farriers-Association-154249264686929 AUG. 6 — Belmont County Saddle Club All Breed Open Show, 10 a.m., 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-2968958 AUG. 6 — Saturday Night Show, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517

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AUG. 6 — Highland County Horse Show Moms Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Highland County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, OH. FMI: Tim Shelley, 937-403-6467 AUG. 6 — Pioneer City Riding Club Open Horse Show, Washington County Fairgrounds, Marietta, OH. FMI: Devin, 740-429-0062, www.pioneercityridingclub. weebly.com AUG. 6 — Valley View Farm Schooling Show Series, Knox County Fairgrounds, 601 Fairgrounds Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 419564-1205, www.myvalleyviewfarm.com AUG. 6 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 AUG. 6 — LaRue County Saddle Club Western Pleasure/Ranch Fun Show, 210 Goodin-Williams Rd., Hodgenville, KY. FMI: Stephanie Florence, 270-735-2806 AUG. 6 — Saddle Up Open Show Series, 9 a.m., 1950 McCorkle Rd., South Park, PA. FMI: Jennifer Wright, 412-498-9142 AUG. 6-7 — Ranch Riding Competition (6th) & Mountain Trail Competition (7th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, www.creeksidehorsepark.com AUG. 6-7 — Northern Ohio Outlaw Cowboy Mounted Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH. FMI: northernohiooutlawsinfo@ gmail.com, www.nooutlaws.com AUG. 6-7 — Karlee Hooker Speed & Sparkle Show (6th) & OWHA Speed Show (7th), War Memorial Park, Ada, OH. FMI Wendy, 419-303-2662, www.owha.org AUG. 6-7 — Outlaw Mounted Shooters Saddle Series, The Circle Bar C Ranch, 1424 Bluegrass Pkwy., LaGrange, KY. FMI: 502322-4861, www.circlebarcranch.com AUG. 6-7 — Indiana Quarter Horse Amateur Association AQHA Summer Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 317-771-0854 AUG. 6-7 — Peggy Brown Centered Driving & Riding Clinic, Eaton Special Riding Volunteer Assoc., 1790 Packard Hwy., Charlotte, MI. FMI: Tina Bennett, 989-2745466 (text or call) AUG. 6-8 — Carroll County OHC Weekend Ride, Jefferson Lake State Park (main campground), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www.facebook.com/ CarrollCountyOHC AUG. 7 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 9036 Leopard Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772, www.ranchcity.com AUG. 7 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Carlisle Equestrian Center, 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. angelshavenhorserescue.org AUG. 7 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), rideatmsc.weebly.com AUG. 7 — Lonestar Riders 4H Club Fundraiser Show, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: 740-403-5691 AUG. 7 — Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, Lebanon, IN. FMI: goldenspurclub@gmail.com, www. goldenspursaddleclub.com

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AUG. 11-13 — Boone County Fair Horse Show, Boone County Fairgrounds, Burlington, KY. FMI: David Burcham, 859801-5110, www.boonecountyfair.org AUG. 12 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com AUG. 12 — Keystone Saddle Club Contest Show, Glen Dunn Arena, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook AUG. 12 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Friday Fun Shows, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304-360-0013 AUG. 12 — Triple R Bar Friday Night Horse Show, 6:30 p.m., Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/Triple-R-BarAlumni-291174746498 AUG. 12 — High Steel Rodeo Productions Fun Show, 5;30 p.m., 2211 Kinsman Rd. NW, North Bloomfield, OH. FMI: 440-6854487 AUG. 12 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@ aol.com, www.pretzelarena.com AUG. 12-13 — Train Robbery, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www.smokeriseranch. com AUG. 12-13 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Dressage II, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www. eriehuntand saddleclub.org AUG. 12-14 — PB Training Stable Cow Sorting Round Robins (12th) and Clinics (13 -14th), 8220 Beckman Rd., Girard, PA. FMI: Pam Bradshaw, 814-504-4215 AUG. 13 — Mt. Hope Horse Sale, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www.mthopeuaction.com AUG. 13 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. gibsonburgsaddleclub.org AUG. 13 — Black Swamp Speed Series Show, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Brian, 419-406-0094 AUG. 13 — Dash for Cash Open Barrel Horse Show, Hartford Independent Fair, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton, OH. FMI: 740-893-4881, hartfordfair@embarqmail. com, www.hartfordfair.com AUG. 13 — Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, Muncie IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216 AUG. 13 — Allen County 4H Horse & Pony Paul Wies Memorial Show, Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carrol Rd., Fort Wayne, IN. FMI: Jason Wiseman, 260-241-2420 AUG. 13-14 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. ashlandpaintandplain.com AUG. 13-14 — F&M Picnic Speed Show (13th) & Pleasure Show (14th), War Memorial Park, Ada, OH. FMI Laura, 567674-3421, www.owha.org

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 38 AUG. 13-14 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Points on the Portage Circuit #2 (Speed 13th, Performance 14th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net AUG. 13-14 — Happily Ever After Horse Show Series, Delaware County Fair, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. FMI: meghan@fairytalehorsefarm.com, https:// happilyeveraftershowseries.com AUG. 13-14 — Valley City Saddle Club Fun Show and Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), Medina, OH. FMI: 440-334-6434, valleycitysaddleclub@yahoo.com, https:// valleycitysaddleclub.weebly.com/ AUG. 13-14 — The Jumper Ring Hunter Jumper Show, 8 a.m., 10366 Immel St. NE, Canton, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-807-6812, thejumperring@gmail.com AUG. 13-14 — Valentine’s in August, Windfall Farm, 6898 WES Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: Erica Staib, 513-6803690, www.windfallfarmhorseshows.com AUG. 13-14 — Lil Bit Ranchy Show, Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. FMI: Gene Munger, 989-573-0553, thelilbitranchyhorseshow@yahoo.com AUG. 13-14 — Hoosier Palomino Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Terry, 812-343-4354, tdcoffman9284@ gmail.com AUG. 13-14 — Spring Into Summer Ranch Show series, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: sisranchshow@gmail.com

AUG. 14 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: www.ghpa.us AUG. 14 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), rideatmsc.weebly.com AUG. 14 — Valley City Saddle Club 2022 Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-3346434, valleycitysaddleclub@yahoo.com, www.valleycitysaddleclub.weebly.com AUG. 14 — 2022 Kick The Dust Up Buckle Series Open Horse Show, M&H Stable & Arena, 19092 Raven Rd., Salesville, OH. FMI: 740-801-0528 AUG. 14 — Don’t Break The Bank Summer Series, Mercer County Fairgrounds, 1001 W. Market St., Celina, OH. FMI: Baily, 567644-5761 AUG. 14 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431 AUG. 16 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Barrel Clinic with Foo Carter, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www.eriehuntand saddleclub.org AUG. 17-21 — Region 14 & Silverama, World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336, www.aha14.com AUG. 18-20 — Appalachian Trainer Faceoff, Winfield Riding Arena, Winfield, WVa. FMI: equinerescue@live.com, www. appalachiantrainerfaceoff.com

HORSE SALE EVERY FRIDAY Tack at 11 a.m. Horses at 2 p.m.

Livestock Sale Every Monday

AUG. 19 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Friday Night Lights Contesting Show, 6:30 p.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: www.ghpa.us AUG. 19 — Triple R Bar Friday Night Horse Show, 6:30 p.m., Morrow County Fairgrounds, 195 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/Triple-R-BarAlumni-291174746498 AUG. 19 — Hoppel’s Arena Friday Night Lights, 6 p.m., 40891 State Route 518, Lisbon, OH. FMI: 330-424-2051 AUG. 19-21 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214, midohiomarauders@gmail.com, www.midohiomarauders.com AUG. 19-21 — Tri-County Trail Association Pig & Ox Roast Weekend & Annual Raffle, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www. tri-cotrails.com AUG. 19-21 — TLC Equine Speed Show Fall Frenzy, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, turtlelakecampground@gmail.com AUG. 20 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Kuhlber Farm, 220 Edgewater Drive, New Galilee, PA. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, www. facebook.com/ohiovalleyteampenning AUG. 20 — Wayne County Saddle Club Youth Event, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angelena, 330-201-1022, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com AUG. 20 — Carroll County OHC Fun Show, 9 a.m., Shenanigan Stables, 7310 Abbey Rd. NE, Carrollton, OH. FMI: Linda, 419631-8499 AUG. 20 — Belmont County Saddle Club Pole & Barrel Show, 5 p.m., 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-2968958 AUG. 20 — Greene County 4-H Gymkhana, 9 a.m., Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairground Rd., Xenia, OH. FMI: Jeannie Nicol, 937-266-2031, paintlady06@woh. rr.com AUG. 20 — Bring The Bling Horse Show, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH. FMI: Leah Creamer, 419-203-5064 AUG. 20 — Southern Ohio Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Albany Independent Fair, Albany, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740-474-8000, www. soqpa.com

Hay at Noon Livestock 12:30 p.m.

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AUG. 18-21 — On The Road with Dawn & Clea Best of The Best, The Champion Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: www. ontheroadwithdawnandclea.com

AUG. 20 — Under The Oaks Open Show Series, 9 a.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170, www. facebook.com/Under-the-Oaks-HorseShow-100709901542789 AUG. 20 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Open Show Series, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Blake Offenberger, 614-209-2154, sohhinfo@gmail.com, www.facebook. com/southernohioheartofhorsemanship/ AUG. 20 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 AUG. 20 — Moore’s Horse Co. Summer Pony, Horse & Tack Auction, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. FMI: 517-403-1786, sales@tommooresales.com

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AUG. 20 — Wranglers Riding Club Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: 270-705-9363, www.facebook.com/ wranglersinmurrayky/ AUG. 20-21 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Broken Trail I & II, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar St., Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen Davis, 330719-3290 AUG. 20-21 — Hoosier Buckeye Palooza POR, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI: zone8apha@gmail. com, www.zone8apha.weebly.com AUG. 20-21 — IN Ponies of America, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapoa@gmail.com, www.indianapoac.com AUG. 20-21 — Buckskin Horse Association of Michigan Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds South End, Mason, MI. FMI: www.michiganbuckskin.org AUG. 20-21 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Hunter/Jumper II, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-4507380, www.eriehuntand saddleclub.org AUG. 20-21 — East Coast Outlaws CMSA Event, Keystone Horse Center, Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: www.eastcoastoutlaws.com AUG. 20-21 — Bluegrass Miniature Horse Club Bluegrass Round-Up, Western KY Ag & Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Lisa Leonard, 270-9296292, mini34@mindspring.com, www. bluegrassminiature.com AUG. 20-21 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday & Sunday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304-288-0123 AUG. 21 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), rideatmsc.weebly.com AUG. 21 — Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series, 9 a.m., Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook AUG. 21 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail PMT Double Point Day Challenge, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Lori Freund, 269-720-9852 AUG. 21-28 — 176th Anniversary Lorain County Fair, 2300 Fairgrounds Rd., Wellington, OH. FMI: 440-6472781, info@loraincountyfair.com, www. loraincountyfair.com AUG. 24-28 — Brave Horse V, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, www.brave-horse.com AUG. 26 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com AUG. 26 — Friday Night Lights, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517 AUG. 26 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@ aol.com, www.pretzelarena.com AUG. 26-27 — Train Robbery, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www.smokeriseranch. com AUG. 26-28 — Mounted Archery Clinic (26th) & Competition (27-28th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, www.creeksidehorsepark.com

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 40 AUG. 26-28 — Pinto Horse Assoc. of Ohio Summer Sizzler Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: www.ohiopinto.net AUG. 26-28 — Henry County Saddle Club/ IN Quarter Horse AQHA Fall Fling, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@gmail.com, www.hcsaddleclub. com AUG. 26-28 — FAHA Summer Series, Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creak Dam Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: Afton Colder, 724-496-2114 AUG. 27 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@gmail.com, www. cadsdressage.org AUG. 26-28 — NYS Championship Shoot, Warren County Fairgrounds, 230 Barton Rd., Pittsfield, PA. FMI: 607-382-2807, stagecoachoutridersCMSA@gmail.com, cmsaevents.com AUG. 27 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Groom & Clean Contest, Hartford Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Hartford, OH. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625, cole.436@osu.edu, www.horse.osu.edu AUG. 27 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Jamie Horsky, 419-496-6549, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com AUG. 27 — Franklin Co. OHC Rough Riders August Harvest, Rocky For MetroPark, New Albany, OH. FMI: Angela Logan, 614208-8768

AUG. 27 — 4th Annual Spur For The Cure Trail Ride, Camp Manatoc, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 1075 Truxell Rd. 9734, Peninsula, OH. FMI: www. centerracoop.com/charity-events AUG. 27 — Belmont County Saddle Club Pole & Barrel Show, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958 AUG. 27 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, www.buckinohio.com AUG. 27 — Harry Hughes Speed Series 2022, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419764-6359, www.harryhughes.org AUG. 27 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304-3600013 AUG. 27 — Ruggles Arena IBRA, NPBA Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419210-7204 AUG. 27 — Morgan County Horse Show, Morgan County Fairgrounds, McConnelsville, OH. FMI: Matt, 740-5076020 AUG. 27 — Cow Horse Jackpot Show, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: sisranchshow@ gmail.com AUG. 27 — Penn-Ohio Barrel Racing Association Show, Buckhorn Ranch Arena, 108 Simmons Lane, West Sunbury, PA. FMI: 724-290-6949, buckhornoffice.108@gmail. com, www.buckhornarena.com

FCOHC Rough Riders

August Harvest

Rocky Fork Metro Park

All horse trailers must utilize the day parking lot off of 8189 Bevelheimer Rd., New Albany

August 27, 2022 First Rider out at 10 a.m. Last Rider out at 3 p.m.

$15 Do na

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COME JOIN US FOR A FUN DAY IN THE PARK!

Work with your horse to overcome obstacles while gathering corn, apples, rocks, cherries, horse treats (all fake, follow posted instructions) etc. No planned dismounts as the harvest is all tree or tall vine products. If you find the obstacles too difficult for you or your horse, please bypass them. All riders must sign the standard OHC liability waiver prior to participating.

FMI: Franklin County OHC online Angela Logan (614) 208-8768 Terry Baker (740) 427-3085 42

AUG. 27 — Branch County Saddle Club Buckle Series, 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. FMI: Joshua Ewers, 517-227-1987 AUG. 27-28 — OPHC Amateur Club Show, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Tim Snapp, 937-308-1611, tsnapp@ americanbus.com, www.ophc.org AUG. 27-28 — Butler County Saddle Horse Association 2-Day Relaxed Horse Show, 9 a.m., Preble County Fairgrounds, Eaton, OH. FMI: Charlie Garnett, 937-533-0795 AUG. 27-28 — Ohio Western Dressage Too Hot To Trot Show, Twin Towers Park, Yellow Springs, OH. FMI: 937-408-2108, ohiowesterndressageassociation@gmail. com, www.wdaoh.org AUG. 27-28 — Barrel and Pole Clinic, Copper Mare Ranch, 6090 N. St. Rt. 53, Tiffin, OH. FMI: 567-207-6339 AUG. 27-28 — NOQHA Fall Extravaganza, Pickaway Agricultural & Event Center, 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH. FMI: www. noqha.com AUG. 27-28 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@ gmail.com, Find us on Facebook AUG. 27-28 — Indiana CMSA & Custers Cowboys Strapped For Brass Series, Chief Lafontaine Saddle Club, 792 N. 200 W., Huntington, IN. FMI: Jolyn, 989-666-3820 AUG. 28 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), rideatmsc.weebly.com AUG. 28 — Pure Gold Summer Jumper Series, 3325 State Route 45, Salem, OH. FMI: Shae Marshall, 330-704-9459, www. puregoldequine.com AUG. 28 — Dusty Boots Riding Club, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, OH. FMI: Billie Jo Brown, 440-488-5400, www.dustybootsridingclub.com AUG. 28 — 2022 Kick The Dust Up Buckle Series Open Horse Show, M&H Stable & Arena, 19092 Raven Rd., Salesville, OH. FMI: 740-801-0528 AUG. 31-SEPT. 4 — Brave Horse VI, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614-404-1150, www.brave-horse.com SEPTEMBER 2022 SEPT. 1-4 — North American Clydesdale/ Shire Fall Classic All Feathered Showdown, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: 712-887-4002, anne@hildretheequine.com SEPT. 1-5 — Fairfield Co. OHC Chapter Annual Labor Day State Ride, Scioto Trails State Forest, Chillicothe, OH. FMI: cstreite@gmail.com, https://ffohc.com SEPT. 2 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Friday Fun Shows, 475 Commerce Drive, Iront, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304-360-0013 SEPT. 2-3 — Fundamental & Trail Clinic with Kayla Schlabach, Vickers Nature Preserve, 10334 W. Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: kayla@downunderhorsemanship. com, www.facebook.com/ kaylaschlabachmethodambassador SEPT. 2-4 — Farmhouse Living Fair “Wild Horses” & Michiana Antique Festival Country Music Fest, Berrien County Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: 269-625-0364, www.facebook.com/travelersmarketevent SEPT. 2-5 — Labor Day Weekend—Team Sorting/Cattle Weekend, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www.smokeriseranch. com

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SEPT. 3 — Preble County OHC 2022 Speed & Fun Show Series, 10 a.m., Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp, 4 Mile Valley Rd., Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Becky, 937-4174359, www.facebook.com/groups/pcohc SEPT. 3 — Valley View Farm Schooling Show Series, Knox County Fairgrounds, 601 Fairgrounds Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 419564-1205, sarah@myvalleyviewfarm.com, www.myvalleyviewfarm.com SEPT. 3-4 — 2-Day Ride-In-Sync Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www.TMTrainingCenter.com SEPT. 3-4 — Carroll County OHC Trail Work Party (w/free camping), Jefferson Lake State Park (day ride area), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. facebook.com/CarrollCountyOHC SEPT. 3-4 — Miami Valley Horse Show Association Fall Open Show, 9 a.m., Preble County Fairgrounds covered arena, Eaton, OH. FMI: Betsie Moore, 937-418-2378, moorebetsie@gmail.com SEPT. 3-4 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Points on the Portage Circuit #2 (Speed 3rd, Performance 4th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-7070398, www.ochf.net SEPT. 3-4 — Ohio State POAC Labor Day Show, Auglaize County Fairgrounds, 1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta, OH. FMI: 260519-5433, ohiostatepoac@hotmail.com SEPT. 4 — Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series, 9 a.m., Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook SEPT. 4 — Southeastern Ohio Horse Show Open Horse Show, Hartford County Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton, OH. FMI: Leighton, 740-868-9847 SEPT. 4 — 2022 Kick The Dust Up Buckle Series Open Horse Show, M&H Stable & Arena, 19092 Raven Rd., Salesville, OH. FMI: 740-801-0528 SEPT. 4 — Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850 SEPT. 4 — Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S., Lebanon, IN. FMI: goldenspurclub@gmail. com, www.goldenspursaddleclub.com SEPT. 5 — Fall Hunter Pace, Horse Hill Acres, 2305 Timber Rd., Bergholz, OH. FMI: 740381-6705, horsehillacres@gmail.com, www.horsehillacres.com SEPT. 9 — High Steel Rodeo Productions Fun Show, 5;30 p.m., 2211 Kinsman Rd. NW, North Bloomfield, OH. FMI: 440-685-4487 SEPT. 9 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@ aol.com, www.pretzelarena.com SEPT. 9-10 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Competitive Trail Ride, Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville, OH. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625, cole.436@osu.edu, www.horse.osu.edu SEPT. 9-10 — Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Awareness Level 2-Day Course, George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center, Lake Erie College, Mentor, OH. FMI: Dr. Pam Hess, 440-375-8005, phess@lec.edu SEPT. 9-10 — Train Robbery, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www.smokeriseranch. com

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Spooky Fun Classes: $5 per class Day Wrist Bands: Includes the show, dinner and bingo! $60 Adults and $45 Kids Under 12

Creek Side Horse Park 7369 Mottice Drive SE Waynesburg, Ohio 44688

• High Point Winner receives a Creek Side Horse Park Pass and a PMT 2023 Membership. • Reserve High Point Winner receives a PMT 2023 Membership

Show to Start at 12 P.M. Must be registered by 11:30 A.M. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Pumpkin Barrel Race Witches Broom Race (Flags) Pumpkin Drop Vampire Hole (Keyhole) Spooky Scurry * Cake Walk $2 to enter *

6. 7. 8. 9.

Ghost Run (Down & Back) Mummy Race (Ribbon Race) Spider Webb Stakes Eyeballs and Spoons (Egg & Spoon) * Costume Contest *

SILENT AUCTION • 50/50 RAFFLE SPAGHETTI DINNER • 6 P.M.

$10/Adults • $5/Kids under 12 includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, tea or water.

DESSERT CONTEST

Make your favorite scary dessert to be judged and shared. Prize to the winner!

5 GAMES OF HAUNTED BINGO • 4 P.M. $5 each or $25 for 5 cards. Winners receive $25 gift cards for each of the 5 cards played!

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 42 SEPT. 9-11 — Autumn-at-Alum Trail Ride & Campout, Alum Creek Equestrian Campground, Howard Road, Delaware, OH. FMI: Theresa, 614-329-7453, tmbgoneriding@yahoo. com, https://www.facebook.com/ groups/183153625056030 SEPT. 9-11 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190, samholwerda@yahoo.com, www. miranchhorse.com SEPT. 9-11 — Michigan Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI: www.michigan-fqhr.com SEPT. 9-11 — 28th Annual Mule & Donkey Show, Holly Gray Park, Sutton, WV. FMI: Darrell & Karen Shaffer, 304864-0526, https://www.facebook.com/ WVMuleandDonkeyShow/ SEPT. 10 — Erie County OHC Poker Ride, 9 a.m., Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights, OH. FMI: 419-750-8285, https:// www.facebook.com/Erie-County-chapterof-OHC-210826465600985 SEPT. 10 — Rising Star Ranch Open Show Series, Rising Star Ranch, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502-4945314, risingstarranchohio@gmail.com, www.risingstarranchohio.com SEPT. 10 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Miniature Show Series & Hay Day, Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: 440-536-0145, kathleen@getdependable.com, www. facebook.com/Avon-Lake-Saddle-ClubALSC-365781246807991

SEPT. 10 — Under The Oaks Open Show Series, 9 a.m., Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170, www. facebook.com/Under-the-Oaks-HorseShow-100709901542789 SEPT. 10 — Kick Off Your Show Clothes Fun Show, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Myndi, 419-346-7195 SEPT. 10 — Mt. Hope Horse Sale, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www.mthopeuaction.com SEPT. 10 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. gibsonburgsaddleclub.org SEPT. 10 — Saturday Night Show, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517 SEPT. 10 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen Sarver, 740-3853431 SEPT. 10 — Keystone Saddle Club $1 Show Series, Glen Dunn Arena, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook SEPT. 10 — TLC Equine Speed Show Year End Award Banque, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-2757353, turtlelakecampground@gmail.com SEPT. 10 — Parkinson Ride, Hickory Creek Ranch & Campground, 2516 Economite Rd., Tidioute, PA. FMI: 814-730-0499, hickorycreekranch@gmail.com, www. hickorycreekranch.com

SEPT. 10 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association Show, WKU L.D. Brown Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Greg, 270-646-8495 SEPT. 10 — Wranglers Riding Club Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: 270-705-9363, www.facebook.com/ wranglersinmurrayky/ SEPT. 10-11 — Great Lakes Fall Harvest Appaloosa Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Jim Hollis, 269-2146194, www.glaphc.com SEPT. 10-11 — Mid Ohio Dressage Association East Meets West Schooling Show, Four Star Quarter Horses, 10156 Marysville Rd., Ostrander, OH. FMI: www. midohiodressage.com SEPT. 10-11 — Valley City Saddle Club Fun Show and Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), Medina, OH. FMI: 440-334-6434, valleycitysaddleclub@yahoo.com, https:// valleycitysaddleclub.weebly.com/ SEPT. 10-11 — Don’t Break The Bank Summer Series, Mercer County Fairgrounds, 1001 W. Market St., Celina, OH. FMI: Baily, 567-644-5761 SEPT. 10-11 — IQHAA Amateur AQHA Fall Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 317-771-0854, www.iqha.com SEPT. 10-11 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday & Sunday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael, 304-2880123 SEPT. 10-11 — Mounted Archery Clinic with Natasha Hockaden, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 201 Wainscott Rd., Williamstown, KY. FMI: wghorsetraining@gmail.com

SEPT. 11 — Rising Star Ranch Schooling Show, 9 a.m., Rising Star Ranch, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502494-5314, risingstarranchohio@gmail. com, www.risingstarranchohio.com SEPT. 11 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI: Visit on FB @ Steubenville Saddle Club SEPT. 11 — Valley City Saddle Club 2022 Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-334-6434, www. valleycitysaddleclub.weebly.com SEPT. 11 — Albany Independent Fair Horse Show, 9 a.m., Albany Fairgrounds, 5120 Washington Road, Albany, OH. FMI: 740707-6677, www.albanyindependentfair.org SEPT. 15-18 — MQHA Futurity & Great Lakes Classic, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farmlane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: 616225-8211, mqha@hotmail.com, www. miquarterhorse.com SEPT. 16 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Friday Night Lights Contesting Show, 6:30 p.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: www.ghpa.us SEPT. 16 — Hoppel’s Arena Friday Night Lights, 6 p.m., 40891 State Route 518, Lisbon, OH. FMI: 330-424-2051 SEPT. 16-18 — 2022 State Ride & Chili Cook-Off hosted by Ashland Co. OHC, Mohican Memorial State Forest, 975 ODNR Mohican Rd. 51, Perrysville, OH. FMI: Peggy Costic, 216-970-3416, https:// www.facebook.com/AshlandOHC

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Poker Ride

Saturday, September 10, 2022 B.Y.O.H. Bring Your Own Horse!

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Lots of trail improvements Ride Beautiful Edison Woods! Rain or Shine Bring the whole family! Chinese Auction and 50/50

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Where: Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights, OH Registration: Starts at 9 a.m. through Noon Cost: $15 Donation W Come and join us for a beautiful fall ride through Edison Woods. Ride a marked course at your own pace. This is NOT a timed event. Children and riders of all experience levels are welcome. All hands turned in by 2 p.m. Cash prizes to the top male/female. Lots of runner-up prizes! W A delicious lunch will be served from 12 to 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council. Lunch W This is a fundraiser to benefit bridle trails and equine activities. 12-2 p.m . W Please no running on trails during event!

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 44 SEPT. 17 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Series, Madison County Fairgrounds Coughlin Arena, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhanav SEPT. 17 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Treharne Training Center, 49053 FredericktownClarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, www.facebook.com/ ohiovalleyteampenning SEPT. 17 — Tri-Co Trail Association Fall Ride, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tri-cotrails.com SEPT. 17 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Run on the River Speed Show, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net SEPT. 17 — Bring The Bling Horse Show, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH. FMI: Leah Creamer, 419-203-5064 SEPT. 17 — Penn-Ohio Barrel Racing Association Show, Buckhorn Ranch Arena, 108 Simmons Lane, West Sunbury, PA. FMI: 724-290-6949, www.buckhornarena.com SEPT. 17 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304-288-0123 SEPT. 17 — West KY Jackpot Speed Series, Fredonia Valley Riding Club, 201 Dalton Rd., Fredonia, KY. FMI: Blair, 270-350-5460 SEPT. 17 — LaRue County Saddle Club Western Pleasure/Ranch Fun Show, 210 Goodin-Williams Rd., Hodgenville, KY. FMI: Stephanie Florence, 270-735-2806

SEPT. 17-18 — Mountain Trail Competition & Championship, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, www.creeksidehorsepark. com SEPT. 17-18 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Comacheros I & II Shoot, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar St., Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen Davis, 330719-3290 SEPT. 17-18 — Ranch Roping Practice & Competition, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740767-2624, www.smokeriseranch.com SEPT. 17-18 — Southern Ohio Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Bob Evans Farm, Rio Grande, OH. FMI: Jenny, 740-474-8000, www.soqpa.com SEPT. 17-18 — IN Pinto Jubilee, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: www. indianapinto.com SEPT. 17-18 — Spring Into Summer Ranch Show series, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: sisranchshow@gmail.com SEPT. 17-18 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: www. wvqhafuturities.com SEPT. 18 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Lewis Road Riding Show Grounds, Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. angelshavenhorserescue.org SEPT. 18 — Great Lakes Dressage Club Schooling Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: 440655-9376, greatlakesdressageclub.com

SEPT. 21 — Equine Legislative Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Michigan State Capitol, Lansing, MI. FMI: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com SEPT. 22-24 — Ty Evans Mulesmanship Clinic, Smoke Rise Ranch Resort, Glouster, OH. FMI: Mark Jellison, 740-828-2453, www.tsmules.com/2022-clinics SEPT. 22-25 — Mule Days, Smoke Rise Ranch, 6751 Hunterdon Rd., Glouster, OH. FMI: 740-767-2624, www.smokeriseranch. com SEPT. 22-25 — Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: www. tetwphs.com SEPT. 22-25 — Ohio NBHA State Finals, Circle G Arena, 10816 Verona Rd., Lewisburg, OH. FMI: 740-253-5549, iceward66@gmail.com SEPT. 23 — Henry County Saddle Club Hump Day Barrels, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, www.hcsaddleclub.com SEPT. 23 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 SEPT. 23-25 — OWHA Annual Fall Round Up, Champagne County Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH. FMI Laura, 567-674-3421, www.owha.org SEPT. 23-25 — Pinto Horse Assoc. of Ohio Fall Wind Up Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.ohiopinto.net SEPT. 23-25 — North West Region OHC Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Van Buren State Park, 13591 Twp. Rd. 218, Van Buren, OH. FMI: Sharon Smith, 419-7219306, laceybarjack@yahoo.com

SEPT. 23-25 — Mid-West Regionals, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214, midohiomarauders@gmail.com, www. midohiomarauders.com SEPT. 23-25 — Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Carol Russell, 517-655-4712, rtrainct@aol. com SEPT. 24 — Mounted Archery Halloween Shoot/Premier Mount N Trail Halloween Fun Show, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, www.creeksidehorsepark. com, www.premiermountntrail.com SEPT. 24 — 13th Annual Gallipolis Shrine Club Benefit Trail Ride sponsored by Gallia OHC, O.O. McIntyre Park, 518 Dan Jones Road, Gallipolis, OH. FMI: Clarence Hill, 740-645-0343 SEPT. 24 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show/Championship, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@gmail. com, www.cadsdressage.org SEPT. 24 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Jamie Horsky, 419-496-6549, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com SEPT. 24 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, www.buckinohio.com SEPT. 24 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013

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Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club

Last Show of 2022 Scheduled for August 13-14 PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Melissa Green; TREASURER, Terri Rafeld; WEBSITE, www.ashlandpaintandplain.com EMAIL, paintandplaininfo@yahoo. com

by Chesna Wertz Hi everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying their show season, and having successful goes in the show pen! It’s hard to believe I’m writing the September Corral article; where did the summer go? As of this writing, we are also busily preparing for our last show of the 2022 season on Aug. 1314. This is also the show where we present awards to our season high point winners and horse of the year. We have tons of fantastic awards that we can’t wait to give out to our 2022 winners! On July 2-3, we had our third show, under judge Brandy Napier. Normally, our July show is smaller in numbers due to it being a holiday weekend. We would like to thank everyone who came out and showed with us, as that was not the case this year! With over 130 stalls sold

and over 30 haul ins, our classes were very strong in numbers, with many having splits. This was our largest July show in a very long time, and that would not have been possible without our fantastic exhibitors! Tough Enough To Wear Pink was also present at this show, with all the fantastic pink show swag, and showbills for their upcoming show. A big thank you to them for joining us! Speaking of Tough Enough To Wear Pink, please consider attending this amazing show. It is a great show that supports an amazing cause, and the competition is always stellar. It’s also one of the most fun shows

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SEPT. 24-25 — Carroll County OHC Trail Work Party (w/free camping), Jefferson Lake State Park (day ride area), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. facebook.com/CarrollCountyOHC

SEPT. 30 — Mounted Shooting and Horsemanship Clinic with Elizabeth Clavette, Hoosier Horse Park, 7105 S. Kern St., Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Elizabeth, 303-8876030, rodeoe@msn.com

SEPT. 24-25 — #NoExcuses Connie Combs Clinics, Crazy Woman Ranch, Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-595-1850

SEPT. 30 - OCT. 2 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740819-8446, amyshd@yahoo.com, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com

SEPT. 25 — Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit Fall Fun Show, 10 a.m., Henry County Fairgrounds, 821 South Perry Street, Napoleon, OH. FMI: Becky, 419-266-0411 SEPT. 25 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Fun Show Series, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: sohhinfo@gmail.com, www.facebook. com/southernohioheartofhorsemanship SEPT. 27 - OCT. 23 — All American Quarter Horse Congress, Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI: 614505-7200, info@quarterhorsecongress. com, www.quarterhorsecongress.com

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SEPT. 25 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), rideatmsc.weebly.com

show information can be found at www.tetwphs.com. Hope to see you there!

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SEPT. 24-25 — Windfall Farm Show, Windfall Farm, 6898 WES Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: Erica Staib, 513-6803690, www.windfallfarmhorseshows.com

around! It is being held on Sept. 22-25, at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. All the

SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 — Jefferson County OHC Joint Ride, Jefferson Lake State Park (main campground), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www.facebook.com/ CarrollCountyOHC SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 — OHC State Ride, Caesar Creek State Park Horse Camp, FurnasOgelsby Rd., Waynesville, OH. FMI: Paul Ayres, 916-212-0053, warren@ohconline. com SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 — Michigan Horse Council Statewide Trail Ride, D bar D Ranch, Chase, MI. FMI: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com

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The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

Can I Really? by Rob and Tanya Corzatt

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he majority of the articles I have written have been inspired by various experiences I have with the horses and they still have not fallen short in providing me with more topics. However, recently I have personally been experiencing an overwhelming emotion. One weekday afternoon I shared with Rob this feeling that I was not quite sure how to handle. The next day, while watching a recording of a training video the exact same emotion was discussed and then our pastor preached on the same subject matter. This all happened within the span of three days. Wow! The Holy Spirit was speaking to me and I knew I needed to share with you my feelings of being inadequate. Nine years ago, we started Cowboy Perseverance Ranch for the purpose of teaching riding lessons. but also made it a ministry due to the way it came about. The concept of CP

Ranch was due to me reading Rick Warren’s book The Purpose Driven Life. A lot of scripture he shared in the book, I would tell myself that it was a lot like training a horse. In the past I had several people randomly asking if I gave riding lessons and I would always say no. In one section of Rick’s book, he talked about how he was asked to speak at a seminar and he said no because he wasn’t a teacher. He was then told that God doesn’t call the equipped he equips the called so he accepted the offer to teach, even though he didn’t feel qualified. Not long after reading that, our son Casey came to me and said his roommates’ girlfriend wanted to know if I would give her riding lessons. I began to tell him no but then thought of the book. I then told him to tell her yes. Right after that conversation I told God that if that was what he wanted me to do I would share a Bible verse every week, and I have kept to that.

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I really did not feel qualified, however, God has continued to equip me abundantly over the past nine years. But it hasn’t been free from challenges. Recently there has been a lot going on in our family causing me some physical and emotional stress. Because of this I haven’t been as focused as I need to be in many areas. One of the areas being the goals I have in place for some of our horses. I have been extremely blessed to be able to learn from Jesse and Stacy Westfall for the past 17 years. I take personal lessons with Jesse, and I am also a part of an online training course of Stacy’s to help me gain more knowledge from beginning colt starting to higher level maneuvers. Due to many of the challenging situations here, I haven’t been able to participate as much as I would like in submitting things for this training course. This has caused me to not achieve my goals, feel stagnant, frustrated, incapable and has made me question myself and my ability. The training course gives people the opportunity to submit personal videos, ask questions and share our success stories. Stacy selects and critiques some of the videos that are submitted during her Zoom calls which can be viewed by all who are enrolled in the course. This is actually a great way for everyone to see things from an outside perspective and view other horse’s reactions, and to try to recognize things that are good or may need corrected in ourselves, others and the horses. Everything shared by Stacy is intended as constructive criticism to help us improve our skills. However, whenever my videos were reviewed during a Zoom call, I found myself feeling more and more inadequate. I felt like I just couldn’t get it right. But there was a moment that showed me my feelings were not justified. I had scheduled a private lesson with Jesse, with a horse I have been training, in order to work on higher level maneuvers. The horse’s owner came to ride her prior to going to my lesson. Immediately after the owner mounted the horse, she became prancy, reared and bucked a little. The horse remained amped up during her entire lesson. I was stunned and frustrated with the horses’ behavior. This horse

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Tanya and Rob Corzatt didn’t do that when I would work with her. In my mind I was thinking, “Oh great, this is going to be an interesting lesson at Jesse’s!” I didn’t want to go but I made myself go and I’m so glad I did! When I got to Jesse’s and mounted up, the horse was relaxed and we had a productive lesson. She wasn’t perfect but it was obvious that we have made progress! I have been able to recognize when she is showing signs of wanting to disagree, and sometimes refuse, with what I am asking. I am more confident in handling that behavior. As a result, she has gained a greater respect for me. During our pastor’s sermon, he explained that God did make us inadequate so we would rely on His strength. For example, Moses stuttered. When I try to place myself at the different moments when he asked Pharaoh to let his people go, I can only imagine how unintimidating that must have sounded to Pharoah. And what do you think everyone was thinking when little David came out to challenge Goliath? Colossians 2: 6 and 7 states “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” When I see the word rooted, I automatically think of trees and how large and tall they can become. Their roots not only provide nourishment but also incredible stability. We need to commit our lives to Christ, learn from his life and teachings, and recognize the Holy Spirit’s power. Learning to do this will help free us from those feelings of inadequacy. Isaiah 41:31 can be personalized and made into a good prayer. “Lord help me renew my strength so that I S August 2022


Tri-County Trail Association

Trails, Trails, Trails! PRESIDENT, Jim Mike VICE PRESIDENT, Terry McKain SECRETARY, Falicia Pitman TREASURER, Chuck Stephens WEBSITE, www.tri-cotrails.com

by Kelly Jo Heffner The spring brought lots of rain and turned the trails into muddy messes, but the sun has been graciously shining for us

this summer and now they are dried and ready for riders! If you haven’t visited and taken advantage of our large trail system, now would be the perfect time! We have some wonderful scenery along everything from fields and streams to lots of wooded areas. There are wooden bridges on some of the trails and have been marked very well. Some trails have access to rest areas (a golf course dining area), and a trail that takes you into a town with a local bar that has wonderful food. Most trails have

Can I Really (continued) may soar on wings like eagles; run and not grow weary, walk and not be faint”. As always my friends…may you be blessed on your ride! The Corzatt family owns and operates the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Marengo, Ohio. CPR is a faith based operation and our mission is to build a strong

foundation and relationship with our training horses and students. We are blessed to be able to provide western horsemanship lessons infused with biblical scripture to students of all ages. One student has described her time here as “CPR for the soul!” Visit our website at www.cpranch. wixsite.com/home or follow us on Facebook.

access to water for the horses at several creeks. It is a trail riders dream to have so many different trails to ride in one club! Our trail masters have done a wonderful job at keeping the trails cleared and well marked, even while both have had medical issues that they have had to overcome. We have had a few wonderful members volunteer to help with marking the trails and helped to clear some of the trails as well. A new map of all the trails and where they take you is posted in the pavilion at camp. It has been recently updated for everyone’s use. It’s large and shows all the road crossings and stops you can make along the route that you choose. The trails are open and cleared, so please bring your favorite mount, and come on out for a visit! Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the trails. The camp is easy to find with easy access from Interstate 77. There is open parking, water available, and the KOA campground isn’t far and accessible on horseback if you forgot something for your visit.

To learn more about the beautiful camp, to preview some of the pictures of our events, get a membership application, or just take a sneak peek at the gorgeous views please check out our Facebook page or visit our website, www.tri-cotrails.com. It’s a beautiful time of year to get back in the saddle and enjoy the gifts that God has given us on the trails of Tri-County Trail Association! Don’t forget about the wonderful upcoming events, like the Ox Roast (with a poker run and raffle), the Fall Ride, or the Halloween event! Get preregistered and have some fun, eat great food, and enjoy the summer with Tri-Co! 2022 EVENT CALENDAR AUG. 7: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. AUG. 13: Work Party, 10 a.m. AUG. 19-21: Ox Roast Weekend and Raffle SEPT. 10: Work Party, 10 a.m. SEPT. 11: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. SEPT. 17: Fall Ride, 10 a.m., potluck after

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Western Dressage

How to Memorize Your Test by Kelley Bitter

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ne of the most frustrating moments of a dressage test is when you forget maneuvers. This can happen for several reasons. Your nervous and your mind goes blank, you miss a letter, your horse decides to act out and you get thrown off your game, you simply just don’t remember the test. Many riders use a reader who will call each maneuver. However, this can go wrong as well. What if your reader skips a maneuver, or if they read too far ahead or read a maneuver you already did? In any case, those point deductions feel like a stab right in your heart. The most common way to remember is to know the letters and what maneuvers occur at each letter. This can be difficult because it is more of an overall view. That can be difficult for a rider when you are trying to remember the 120 other things you must do as well. I have some techniques that I teach students to help them to memorize their tests and feel confident about riding. The best way is to visualize your test. I don’t mean just think about it. Go to a quiet place, sit down with the test in front of you and relax. Start off by looking at the test and reading, out loud, each maneuver and where it occurs. For example, “enter at A working jog, halt through the walk at x salute.” Now, I want you say that again, close your eyes and picture yourself riding completing this maneuver. Don’t just see it happening. Instead, notice how the reins feel in your hands. Do you have contact? How much? Can you feel the rhythm of the jog? What does the saddle feel like when you move? How is the transition from the jog to the walk started and completed? How is the halt? How long do you wait to salute? Are you remembering to take a breath? See yourself doing and feeling everything. Now go to the

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next maneuver and do the same thing. Continue that pattern until you finish. Were you tense during that session? Tell yourself to relax more and breath more as you move through the test. Another method is to recite the test to a friend. Again, imagine that you are riding in the ring as though you are on the horse. One of my favorite things to do is walk the test myself. I hear the bell, I enter at A, “jog, jog, jog, jog, transition to walk nice and easy, halt wait salute”. I walk the entire ring and plan when to turn, when I set the horse up to transition, if I know the horse has a sticky spot, I plan for it in the ring. Where will I ask for the transition, the turn, the stop, or set up for the circle. I use the rail and mentally mark the spots where circle or serpentines will touch or come close to the letter. I also have 8x10 papers with a ring sketched out. I spend time tracing the test and again telling myself, “At A I start a 20-meter circle, I want to hit the rail here for a few steps then head to x for a few steps then hit the rail here for a few steps, then back to A.” I prepare my brain to teach my horse how to do the test. Now that you have the test itself down what about practicing with the horse. Don’t practice the entire test too much. Instead practice parts of the test. That keeps you and your horse fresh. Remember that mental imagery exercise you did? Do it again on the horse. Interestingly, your brain does not know the difference between the mental practice ride and the real ride. Go through the same process. Hear the bell, enter at A working trot. Feel the reins in your hand, the connection, the saddle, the horse moving in rhythm. Get ready to transition. What did you tell yourself to do for the transition to the walk, halt, and salute? Practice it, then practice it again. Then do another maneuver. Each time remembering the mental image, the feel, what you need to do for each maneuver. When you do practice the test, think about the next maneuver. Look at where the next maneuver occurs and begin to focus on the quality of gait and any transition that needs to occur. You can experiment with this a bit. I know some riders who look two maneuvers ahead and prepare. Most novice and intermediate riders focus on the test and forget about the quality of the gaits. Be sure to pay attention to quality as well. When you are doing your mental imagery, see the gait and feel the rhythm in each maneuver. Now comes game day. You are at the show, and you are nervous. First take a breath. You have prepared for this. You have developed a routine to start your ride in your practice session. Do the exact same thing at the show. Don’t change anything in mid stride, so to speak. Go somewhere quiet to sit down, imagine your test. Feel the reins, saddle, the movement. Feel the transition and the halt. Trace your test on the paper. Go ride one maneuver. Ride a practice test. Look up at the letters and think about your next maneuver. It will take some practice to put this all together, but when you do it feels like magic. Until next time, keep enjoying the ride and remember the best part is the journey!

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Northern Ohio Outlaws

Ohio State Shoot Next on the Agenda for NOO Level 3. Congratulations to all the winners:

PRESIDENT, Dwayne Joyner VICE PRESIDENT, Tony Ruper SECRETARY, Janessa Hill TREASURER, Emily Soehnlen EMAIL, northernohiooutlawsinfo@ gmail.com WEBSITE, www.nooutlaws.com

Thank you to the Outlaws who participated in the interactive murder mystery dinner theatre at the Rockin T Ranch. The play was based on the 1875 Robbery of Huntington Bank. The outlaws dressed in period clothing. Shooting and horses were part of the show! The July shoot was an opportunity to cherish Old Glory while everyone dressed in their best red, white and blue. Congratulations to our move-ups from the weekend! Dave Ringer moved from a Men’s Level 3 to Level 4 and Sophia Hough moved from a Ladies Level 2 to

SATURDAY WINNERS OVERALL OVERALL AND OVERALL COWBOY: John Roach; OVERALL COWGIRL: Carrie Wilburn; RESERVE COWBOY: Ralph Soehnlen; RESERVE COWGIRL: Tammy Angeletti. CLASS WINNERS: L1: Julia Ray; L2: Jessica Soehnlen; L3: Dora Psiakis; L4: Carrie Wilburn; L5: Sonya Morse; L6: Janessa Hill; M1: Rich Gross; M2: Tye Alleshouse; M3: David Ringer; M4: Jarod Limbach; M6: John Roach; SL2: Anjanelle Hennebert; SL3: Ann Smith; SL4: Lisa Jones; SL5: Tammy Angeletti; SM1: Steve Tschiegg; SM2: Mark Maxwell; SM3: Dwayne Joyner; SM4: Jim Bussell; SM6: Ralph Soehnlen; Wrangler: Braelyn Ringer; Wrangler Open: Chelsea Travelpiece. SUNDAY WINNERS OVERALL OVERALL AND OVERALL COWGIRL: Carla Rae Spackman; OVERALL COWBOY: Tony Ruper; RESERVE COWBOY: David Ringer; RESERVE COWGIRL: Janessa Hill. CLASS WINNERS: L1: Taylor Boyd; L2: Sophia Hough; L3: Kimberly Winder; L4: Chrissy Ramsey; L5: Sonya Morse; L6: Carla Spackman; M1: Rich Gross; M2: Tye Alleshouse; M3: David Ringer; M4: Jordan Tschiegg; M6: Braden Morey; SL1: Allison Conley; SL2: Anjanelle Hennebert SL3: Ann Smith; SL4: Nola

Murder mystery dinner at the Rockin T Ranch. Haupert Keill; SL5: Cindy Hefty; SM1 –Steve Tschiegg ; SM2: Mark Maxwell; SM3: Dwayne Joyner; SM4: Robert Koniak; SM6: Tony Ruper; Wrangler: Riley Weisel; Wrangler Open: Chelsea Travelpiece.

Our next shoot is the Ohio State Shoot sponsored by Kiko Meats on Aug. 5-7 with a fun shoot scheduled for Friday night at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Come out and try your best that weekend to win the Ohio State Overall Cowboy and Cowgirl chinks made by Jim Bussell of Proghorn Leather.

Buckles will also be awarded for each class winner. Dinner is provided Saturday night by Ron and Diane Kiko of Kiko Meats for all participants. Following dinner will be the always fun and exciting dog races to compete for the title of fastest state dog! Check out our website, nooutlaws.com, for more information about our club or check out our Facebook page at Northern Ohio Outlaws CMSA. Hope to see you all at the Ohio State Shoot!

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Broke Trails Shoot Scheduled in August PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Mike Sheets SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, karenld0819@gmail.com WEBSITE, www.lakeerievaqueros.net

by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros (LEMV) participated in the Memorial Parade in Jefferson, Ohio, on May 30. We had enough riders to carry the American flag, POW flag and all the military flags. We rode in columns of two and had a nice presentation of the riders and flags. We won second place in the parade. I want to thank everyone who came and rode with us: Mike and Jessica Sheets, Sylvio Pellegrino, Christy Burdick, Katherine Ring, Laurie Taylor, Holly Hayes, Shelby Tackett and Dave Davis and I. It was beautiful weather and a beautiful day to remember our fallen veterans and their families. Afterwards we all met at Pizza Joe’s had pizza then went on a very relaxing trail ride at the Gulf in Ashtabula. It was a fun day! We didn’t have an event for the 52

month of June but held a practice on June 25. This was held at Curt Myers place in Conneaut, Ohio. We had a nice turn out. Ben and Megan Woods (new members), Katherine Ring, Mike and Jessica Sheets, Christy Burdick and Sylvio Pellegrino showed up for the practice. It was a beautiful day but hot, so we changed the time to 5 p.m. so it would be cooler for the horses. Afterwards we had hotdogs, cowboy beans, chips, salsa, cheese dip, cookies, pie and a cream cheese and strawberry danish. Thank you Curt Myers for letting us practice in your outdoor arena! Come on out and watch the LEMV at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds in Jefferson, Ohio. It is free to the public and we have Gage’s concession stand with great tasting food at every event!

A special thank you to Mike and Jessica Sheets for hosting our July meeting. Our dates for this season: AUG. 20-21: Broken Trail I-II SEPT. 17-18: Comancheros I-II Thank you to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply where you can get all your pet supplies and everything they need; CMSA; Lonesome Pine Ammo; Uncle Jimmy’s Brand Products for all your pet treats; The Corral; Stagecoach West; Park Side Trailer Sales and Services, Inc., new or used horse trailers or parts or service on the one you have; Siracki Realty, if you are looking for a new house, apartment or need a place to rent); Altmeyer’s Trailers Sales in Jefferson, Ohio, for new or used horse trailers,

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Black Swamp Driving Club

Variety of Events for Black Swamp Driving Club PRESIDENT, Sharon Hayhurst VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Hohenbrink SEC. & TREAS., Susan Murray WEBSITE, www.blackswampdrivingclub.com

by Mary Thomas Black Swamp members brought antique vehicles and driving related items adding to the historical display at the Wyandot County Historical Museum’s annual ice cream social, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Thanks to the musical Oklahoma, everyone in the crowd recognized the surrey with the fringe on top brought by Will Stevenson. He also contributed a beautifully restored two seat sleigh that drew lots of interest. The Roger Higgins’ were busy explaining the use of their ‘like new’ delivery wagon. Rounding out the club’s display was Angie Hohenbrink’s covered wagon model, Mary Elliot’s walking plow, and Mary Thomas’ pony carriage. Several

Will Stevenson and his surrey with the fringe on top.

Will Stevenson’s restored two seat sleigh

other members came to eat the tasty ice cream, large hot dogs, and homemade pie. The museum, housed in large 19th century home, and the 1895 schoolhouse were open for viewing along with the display of antique cars. The patriotic band concert closed the day’s activities. Roger and Sue Murray, Rebecca Rich, and Mary Thomas traveled south to the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky., June 23-25 for the Lexington Carriage Classic. Beautiful antique carriages being shown to superbly turned out equines was definitely history in motion. A very unusual turnout labeled

‘the crazyman’s combination’ stole the show. Paul Maye, VA, drove four shires—two wheelers, a swing horse, and a leader—to a rare skeleton break to win the Gentleman to Drive class. Rebecca Rich walked away with Reserve Champion Novice honors and Thomas’ entry earned the Small Pony Reserve Championship. The Carriage Association of America hosted a reception for attendees Thursday evening and sponsored coffee and doughnuts each morning. The Friday night barn party was hugely popular as was the awards ceremony ice cream social after the show Saturday night.

BSDC members are already making plans to attend the Fall National Drive Oct. 4-9 at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, Ind. Reservations opened July 1 for the event that features trails, a swap meet, daily breakfast, a driving derby, clinics, lessons, vendors, and tons of fun. A reminder that Ohio House Bill 30 requires that animal powered vehicles must have a flashing yellow LED light on the uppermost part of the rear of the carriage, cart, wagon, etc. It must be operating day or night on Ohio roads beginning Aug. 31. AUG. 6: Drive at Carlisle Reservation near Loraine, Ohio, with the Western Reserve Carriage Association, co-hosted by Jackie Minges AUG. 27: Obstacle drive with Dutch Oven picnic hosted by the Hayhursts, Bowling Green, OH SEPT. 24: Parker Bridge drive near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, hosted by the Emmons family OCT. 23: Annual hayride, Galion, Ohio, hosted by Mary Elliott and Linda Spears

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Ohio Valley Team Penning Association

Come Be a Cowboy/Cowgirl — We Welcome New Faces PRESIDENT, John May VICE PRESIDENT, Beth Moss SECRETARY, Sue Mangus TREASURER, Debra Lyons EMAIL, ovtpasecretary@gmail.com FACEBOOK, Ohio Valley Team Penning Association

Tina by Jennifer Radcliff It’s summer and by now you should have dust on your saddle and grit in your teeth. Sunburn, and definitely sweaty saddle pads and dirty blue jeans. Last month we highlighted the Western Belt Buckle. What an honor to complete your western outfit with a shiny polished buckle. Thank you, Levi Strauss, for putting belt loops on your jeans in 1921 so that suspenders could be replaced by these pretty belts. We had three lucky winners walk home with a new belt buckle. John Resek and Barb Barrett won the Western Heritage buckles donated by Treharne Training Center, and Tina Lippiatt won the ‘Day Award Novice Hi Point Champion.’ We had 313 teams try their luck at sorting 10 cows

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in order in under 60 seconds. Winners from our June 11 show were:

ELITE CLASS WINNERS: Beth Moss and Tim Tuttle OPEN CLASS WINNERS: Jimbo Fletcher and Matt Angel #4 SORT WINNERS: Levi Strayer and Ricky Bowles #8 SORT WINNERS: Tina Lippiatt and Pam Bradshaw YOUTH SORT WINNERS: Michaela Hammel and Kenna Smith WESTERN HERITAGE #7 WINNERS: John Resek and Barb Barrett

Our next show is Aug. 20 at Kuhlber Farm, 220 Edgewater Drive in New Galilee, Pa. It is an outside show, so if you don’t have dust on your saddle, now is your chance! Youth, do not miss this show for you could be the winner of an electric scooter. And finally, no matter what your

Jon and Barb skill level, you will have another chance at winning one of the three Division Champion buckles which is part of our day awards. We see and welcome new faces at

every show. Come be a cowboy/ cowgirl for the day! All are welcome. You just need western tack, western boots and a collared western shirt! Oh, and blue jeans.

Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Mid Ohio Dressage Association Presents East Meets West PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, vickimilliron@hotmail.com WEBSITE, www.midohiodressage.org

MODA will be hosting their second schooling show of 2022 on Sept. 10 and 11. East Meets

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West will be held at Four Star Quarter Horses, 10156 Marysville Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061. Exhibitors are encouraged to haul-in although limited stalls are available. Please use the second entrance to the farm which is north on Delaware County Line Road 110. The facility is a private breeding farm with mares and foals turned out close to the outdoor arena, which may be distracting to some show horses. The facility trails are not available for riding. Parking will

be in a grass field for haul-ins. The beautiful outdoor ring is 150x250 and has Euro footing with fiber and white sand. No dogs are permitted at the show. Per MODA rules helmets are required for all riders, including western. The Saturday, Sept. 10 show is western only. This WDAA approved show features both tests and rail classes. Sue Hughes USEF/WD “R” and USEF “r” will be the judge for both days. The Sunday, Sept. 11 show is for classical horses only and also features USEA Eventing Dressage Tests. You do not need to be a member of any organization to compete at this schooling show. All breeds are welcome! AQHA special event approval has been obtained for both shows. The Saturday show is AQHA number 915344 and the Sunday show is AQHA number 915345. If you want your AQHA horse’s

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results sent to AQHA you need to bring a copy of the horse’s papers and the rider’s membership card to the show. These documents will be used to process the results (copies will not be returned). In addition, your paperwork also needs to be uploaded to Showsecretary.com and each AQHA show number requires an $8 AQHA processing fee. AQHA horses will not run in a separate class. Their test and their scores will be separated out for the purpose of submission to AQHA. AQHA points are offered beginning at the Training/Basic Level. Introductory and Intro levels, rail, and horsemanship classes are not eligible for AQHA points. Opening date for entries was July 25 with closing date being Aug. 25. Vaccinations and Coggins need to be uploaded at time of entry. Complete details can be found at www. showsecretary.com August 2022


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Ohio Paint Horse Club

OPHC to Host Two Shows in August PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp VICE PRESIDENT, Luke Wadsworth TREASURER, Jill Krofft Davis SECRETARY, Heather Collins WEBSITE, www.ophc.org

by Hannah Dunn Greetings, readers! Can you believe it’s August already? When I was younger, everyone used to tell me to appreciate the present, because soon enough, time will start flying by. I’m here to report that those people were correct. 2022 has been so fast! The Ohio Paint Horse Club (OPHC) has had a busy year so

far, especially with several of our members attending the American Paint Horse Association (APHA)’s World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas. OPHC members arrived at Fort Worth to represent the club, and they really made us proud. The OPHC had multiple World and Reserve World Champion winners, Top 5, Top 10, and finalists. Detailed results for the World Show are on APHA’s website. In August, the OPHC is pleased to host two shows. The first of the two shows is the Hoosier Buckeye Palooza at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. The show is Aug. 20-21, and will have the following judges: Linda Long

(NSBA), Mike Carter, Gayle Lampinen, and Charlene Carter. This show is also part of the Midwest Connection Series, be sure to attend to have a chance at some of those amazing yearend prizes, like a custom Wenger saddle or a scooter. The second show this month, and the last OPHC show of 2022, will be the Amateur Club Show. This show will be at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio, from Aug. 2728. There will be a full showbill on Saturday and Sunday, two judges each day. The judges for Saturday are Tim Abler and Jennifer Goss. On Sunday, Darren Wright and Craig Wood will be judging. Be sure to reserve stalls for

these two August shows, and please visit the OPHC Facebook page for more information. We’d love to finish the post-World Show season strong and end the year with some great turn outs. To stay up to date on shows and announcements, please follow our Facebook pages: Zone 8 APHA, Ohio Paint Horse Club, and Zone 8 Solid PaintBred Exhibitors. These groups will post judges, patterns, and showbills as we get closer to the rest of the shows this season. If you wish to volunteer at any of the shows, the OPHC is happy to welcome you on board, and we thank you for your consideration. Happy horsing, and we hope to see you and your Paints at our shows this year!

Ohio High School Rodeo Association

That’s a Wrap NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Nikki McCarty PRESIDENT, C.E. Taft RODEO SECRETARY, Jennifer Reynolds PHONE, 330-464-4079 FACEBOOK, Ohio High School & Jr High Rodeo Association; WEBSITE, www.ohiohighschoolrodeo.org

by Garrett Houin What an amazing year the Ohio High School Rodeo Association had! It was definitely a year of growth. Not only did we have record growth in membership, but we also saw tremendous growth in and out of the arena by our student athletes. By the end of our state high school finals the smiles, hugs and congratulatory high fives showed without a doubt that our team members have truly come together as a family. A big part of that growth and success can be credited to the

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hard work of our parents, adult officers, and board members. I want to take a moment to personally thank just a few of those volunteers for their hard work over the past year. Our National Director Nikki McCarty keeps us on task, dedicates incredible hours to our association and is always willing and able to lend a hand and offer a word of encouragement. I also want to personally thank my own rodeo mentor and our association president C.E. Taft, who just so happens to be my uncle. Our association could not ask for someone who cares for about the success of our association, is committed to the personal success of each and every members, and administers our rules and regulations without bias. And I have to say, he’s pretty good steer wrestling and saddle bronc coach, too. And of course, I want to give a thank you to my parents. My

mom Jane kept track of our association points this past year in addition to timing countless hours of our rodeos, and my dad Craig spent many hours working in and out of the arena as well, from pushing calves and opening chutes to keeping those barrel racers and pole benders lined up and ready to go. There are so many other adults who have contributed to our association’s growth and success, but I don’t think the Corral will give me enough space to list them all. From parents to volunteers, know that we as students see you. We see you’re tired but happy smiles, your dusty jeans and boots, your hard work, and yes, even your fuel receipts. We see the example you set for us in and out of the arena and we see you celebrate our successes and show us how to lose with grace and dignity. We appreciate and thank you all. That being said, let’s talk about our high school state finals winners from our final rodeo of the season in Columbiana, Ohio. Average winners for the weekend were Cooper Smitley in the bareback bronc riding and steer wrestling, Evan Corzatt in calf roping, Corzatt and Gus Joseph in team roping, Lola Stillion in barrel racing, Arly Kistner in pole bending and goat tying, Tana Drew in breakaway roping. And after all the points were

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tallied, that left our year-end champions to be named. Winning year-end championships in the steer wrestling and bareback bronc riding helped Smitley secure the all-around cowboy title, and yearend championships in the goat tying, breakaway roping and girls’ cutting helped Drew wrap up the all-around cowgirl title. Winning the average at the finals in several events helped Kistner secure both the pole bending championship and the all-around rookie cowgirl title, and Owen Gardner earned all all-around rookie cowboy championship. Other event champions were Isaiah Tullius in bull riding, Corzatt in calf roping, Luke McKinsey in boys’ cutting, Corzatt and Gus Joseph in team roping, and Stillion in barrel racing. And last, but certainly not least, I want to congratulate our newlycrowned Ohio High School Rodeo Queen Zoey McBride along with our newly elected student officers. Next year, I will be serving as our student president and handing over the writing of our monthly Corral articles to our new student vice president Tana Draw, and Kyndal Woltz will continue to serve as our student secretary. It’s been a great year, and I can’t wait for Tana to share the results of our nationals qualifiers at both the junior high and high school levels with you next month! August 2022


Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.

PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/266-9823 president@ohconline.com

Member of American Horse Council ohconline.com SECRETARY Ranee Vititoe 740/505-2713 secretary@ohconline.com

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146 treasurer@ohconline.com

MEMBERSHIP Catherine Estill 513/319-2517 membership@ohconline.com

VICE PRESIDENT Nancy Strayer 740/694-1007 vicepresident@ohconline.com OHC COUNTY LINES EDITOR Martie Ackerman 713/553-9644 countylineeditor@ohconline.com

Greetings From Your President

Trailer Safety Make sure your trailer weight is within the limits of your towing vehicle. If you use a bumper pull, you may need a load leveling hitch. Besides the total trailer weight, there is a limit to how much tongue weight can be on the bumper. My truck can tow 9,200 pounds but recommends a load leveling hitch if the trailer is over

2,000 pounds. The load leveling hitch will prevent the trailer from taking weight off the front tires of the tow vehicle. Unloading the weight on the front tires would reduce the breaking and turning ability of the tow vehicle. Please check your tire pressure. Low pressure tires are the number one cause of tire blow outs. The side walls in an under-pressure

tire flex too much, causing the tire to heat up. The excess heat weakens the tire, making the tire more likely to break or blow out. Loading your trailer: Never go in the trailer with the horse. Train the horse to load on its own. An experienced horse person shared a situation with me. His horse was very reliable and not prone to acting up. He

loaded the horse, then went in the trailer to close the partition. While he was standing next to the partition an ambulance went by close to the trailer, causing the horse to jump into the partition, slamming him against the wall. He suffered a few injured ribs. Lesson learned: don’t go in the trailer with your horse. ~Eric Estill, President

County Lines ASHTABULA Today is July 3, and we plan a ride in the gulf this afternoon along with a potluck at the finish. I was waiting to get back to finish my article so I could make some comments. It got off to a rousing start; I did not ride, so I did not see it, but Kathy had a wreck at the very beginning. She had one foot in the stirrup, and Musta decided he would go up and over. K.J. ended up on her back, gasping for the breath she had just whooshed out. When she got herself and the horse collected. She got on, and off they rode. I am pretty sure she will bear a few bruises tomorrow morning. On the flip side, the food and the company were great. There were 19 riders and some new faces. We have a nice place to park now and a nice grassy area to picnic. I’m sure there will be more of these gatherings. July 9 was our third horse show; prizes were awarded, and the gun raffle winner was announced. Jessica Sheets was the event coordinator; contact her if you can help at any future events. With all the open houses and getting hay in the barn, a few hours of help is much appreciated. October 1 will be our Dice Ride, August 2022

planning on food and a Chinese auction. Registration at 9 a.m., first riders out at 10 a.m. These times are subject to change. Silvio hosted a ride in West Virginia at his family home. This was the second year for this ride, and those that could attend had a great time. Thank you for being the man in charge, Silvio. The club ride this year will be at Tri-Co in October; if you have been able to help out on any of this year’s projects, the club will pay; if not, you can still attend and pay your fee. It’s always a good time to hit the trail with our group. Plans will be discussed at the meeting this month. If you miss a meeting, the minutes can be emailed, or you can read them on the members’ Facebook page. Keep yourself informed of what is happening. If you’re not a member, see Mallissa Vincent or go online to the OHC state website for a membership form. ‘Til next time, give thanks for all the good things and give your horse a hug. ~Pearl Ann CARROLL On June 24-26, we hosted our first annual State Ride at

Horse apple bingo. Jefferson Lake State Park. It was a huge success! We had a total of 47 people who attended from 12 OHC chapters and some who were not members. For our 1972-themed scavenger hunt, we hid ten items, one on each trail. Bronwyn and her horse, Hawk, won the scavenger hunt, finding eight of the items. There was so much delicious food for our potluck dinner! Instead of a normal 50/50, we changed things up and played a round of Horse Apple Bingo. Delta left his ‘horse apple’ right in the middle of square #8, which happened to be Bronwyn’s square. Apparently #8 was the lucky number that weekend! We want to thank the following people for their contributions, we couldn’t have done it without

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Lakeside Trail at Jefferson Lake State Park. Photo credit: Bronwyn Rininger. you: Kristin Davies, Ron Wilson II, Bronwyn and David Rininger, Ron Waggoner, Gary and Karen Heckman, Donna Huber, Linda Sgambellone, Michelle Carrick, Tammy and Ronnie Wilson, park management, and everyone else who attended and made this a great weekend! And we cannot thank our small, hard-working trail crew enough! A few weeks prior to the ride, six of our volunteers cleared over 100 downed trees from the trails in one weekend. We’re looking forward to continuing state rides at Jefferson Lake so stay tuned for next year! ~Kristin Davies 57


County Lines CLARK I would like to begin this month with once again thanking Chris Price and Lisa Jerew. Most of you have had some experience with the storms and tornadoes of late June. Buck Creek loops were impassable until this duo took it upon themselves to clear the way for trail riding fans of Buck Creek. Thank you both on behalf of many riders. As of this writing Mohican is still closed and needing some work. It has been an interesting summer. I don’t remember hearing about so many organized county rides in the past. Hopefully you were able to attend one or more. It could also help you check off a couple of bingo squares. Speaking of the Bingo 50 card, Becky Porter and I cleaned manure left by others at a trailhead and the trail new to me was Sycamore State Park. That’s 13 and 14 checked off. I will use a ‘pick the activity’ for a clinic I attended. My 17 hand Thoroughbred had me a little nervous since he knocked me over last year. I attended a boot camp that had tons of desensitizing activities and some obstacle work. Each day the pair of us became more confident and at ease. I admit my confidence wavered when asked to drop the reins at a canter, but it was only for several strides and I won’t do it again! As I write this article I am preparing for an eight day pack trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana. I lived in Montana for 11 years and have ridden all over the Yellowstone and Gallatin Valley areas. My bucket list has always included the ‘Bob’, and I can’t wait to tell you all about the adventure. I am traveling with seven others from Ohio. We will meet three travel mates when we get to the lodge in Choteau, Mont. The trip allows for 10 guests. I believe that’s Box #11 to check. Anyone have a mule they want to loan me? Box #1!

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Our August meeting will be at the Buck Creek shelter house Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Come ride with Clark County! ~Jonna CLINTON Hello fellow horseman! Wow! Has this been an amazingly hot summer so far! We have been riding early in the morning to beat the heat, but now the dreadful horse flies are out… not our favorite pest! Fall riding weather will be upon us soon! We ended up cancelling our July 4 campout, it seemed everyone had other plans. It was so amazingly hot that I’m glad the horses didn’t have to stand at the hitching posts in the heat. With great sadness I report that our Treasurer, Marybeth Norton, has stepped down and moved to Florida. Marybeth will still be coming to Ohio to see her family and kids in college along with her horse, Cricket. Marybeth, we wish you the best life has to offer and know we will miss you so much! Amanda Snell will be taking her place as treasurer. One of the pictures this month is a rock we found by the cemetery at CCSP cemetery circle trail. So cool! Horse Trail Treasures on Facebook, paint these and place them on the trails in Ohio. I love this rock and I am going to keep it, but I’ll paint another one and put it on the trail to brighten up someone’s day like this one did for me! I took my grandson to the Big South Fork area in Tennessee. We stayed with our amazing friend Abby Fox, at her cabin in White Oak. Thank you Abby. We had amazing rides, climbed some mountains, saw some

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Marybeth and Cricket on our last ride together before she moved to Florida. beautiful waterfalls along with breathtaking over looks! We made new friends! A trip to always remember. Another photo is of Abby Fox and Mitzy Neeley-Webber on the trail. They are true trail sisters. We find ourselves finding our tribe, the one’s we can always count on, ride with, camp with, take trips with...someone that has your back, has trail manners, respects others—a true friend. So to all my trail buddies out there, thank you for being my trail buddy! Stay hydrated this summer along with your animals! Much love, ~Susan (Sue) Lamb COSHOCTON Hello August! As I write this the night before the deadline, I realize I do not have the results for the poker ride or really any information on it so I’m sorry for that. I was on vacation and did not attend and missed the last meeting as well. We have had some crazy storms and heavy winds which brought down lots of trees and branches. Mark and Jamie Jellison went out at least a half a dozen times and spent many hours cutting trees and mowing. I know Todd and Lorrie Lane took care of blue trail and I’m not sure if anyone else has been on the trails, but thank you so much for the work you have done. The weather forecast is calling for severe storms tomorrow and I sure hope it avoids Fallon! I know other clubs have been hit hard with down trees too. I did ride at Fallon on July 2 and the trails I was on were in very good shape. A man who was camping said he had been on all the trails and they were all clear of downed trees. Just a reminder that September is fast approaching and on the 17th is our fundraising hog roast. This event is our only means of raising money to fund our clubs expenses that keeps our club

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Coshocton County OHC open and free. Mark the date on your calendar and come enjoy the day with us, or better yet, camp the whole weekend. We look forward to seeing you. ~Gigi CRAWFORD Mother Nature has altered our riding for the summer. Malabar and Mohican received a blow that closed the trails for now. We traveled to Alum Creek the end of June to ride the Maple Glen trail. Their trails are in great shape. With the hot weather upon us we rode on the trails at our boarding farm, Crooked Creek in Galion, Ohio. Pleasant Hill is open for camping and riding the trails over to the big field. We need rain badly in Bucyrus area; but no storms please. Be kind to your horses in this hot weather and always, see you on the trails soon. ~J. Zaebst CUYAHOGA In Cuyahoga County OHC we do a lot of varied things. In June we enjoyed a pizza party given by Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Police to help us celebrate OHC’s 50-year anniversary. Held at the Polo Field in the South Chagrin Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks it featured a fun obstacle course, pizza, desserts and a door prize. South Chagrin Park Manager Ryan Shalashnow and his family joined August 2022


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Prada and Theresa at Caesar Creek State Ride. ensure Alum Creek bridle trails remain safe and enjoyable for all users. A recent work day project included improving the approach to Widening Chasm platform on Winterhawk west trail. If you should run into one of our trail volunteers during your visit to our park, let them know how much you appreciate their efforts. Your support and encouragement are much appreciated. Thus far, the OHC 50th anniversary festivities are off to a great start. A memorial tree dedication took place during Greene County’s hosting of their Caesar Creek State Ride. Carroll County chapter, along with Jefferson County, hosted their first State Ride at Jefferson Lake State Park. Both events were absolutely awesome. If you have yet to attend an OHC State Ride, make this year your year to join your fellow horse enthusiasts in celebration of our organization’s 50th anniversary. You will be sure to have an enjoyable experience. Speaking of fun events, mark your calendar to join your Delaware friends during our annual shindig, ‘Autumn at Alum’, Sept. 9-11. Choose to camp overnight (use ReserveOhio. com for reservations) or join us for a day ride. Evening festivities are planned for both Friday and Saturday evenings. Enjoy the spectacular colors of fall while riding our awesome trails. We look forward to seeing a lot of you there! Members can also look forward to participating in our Trail Obstacle Fun Day taking place at Brenda Webster’s beautiful Black Swan Farm, Ostrander, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 20. Reservations are required for this event. Contact a Delaware chapter officer for more details. Our August meeting scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 will be held at our new ‘home’ at the Kilbourne United Methodist Church on SR 521 in Kilbourne. We welcome our guest speaker, Ms. Shelly Privett and Poppy, her adorable miniature horse. We learned

Trail crew working at widening chasm platform on WHW trail. about the world of equine therapy and enjoyed stories of Poppy’s adventures. Guests are always welcome at our meetings! In addition, your donations of a needed item(s) from the church’s food pantry ‘wish list’ are greatly appreciated. At the time of writing, our July 8 chapter meeting had not yet occurred. We planned to meet at Henmick Farm and Brewery. The owner of the brewery, Mr. Nick Sheets, has plans to create a short connector trail on/near his property. In addition, he plans to add other horse-friendly amenities such as tie lines and a fenced enclosure. Come early and enjoy dinner from the onsite food trucks. ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County! August is here with blue skies, green grass, and happy horses. There are so many places to ride, from backyards and fields to Metro Parks, State Parks and even National Parks. Thanks to the organization of the Ohio Horseman’s Council, Ohio has some of the best horse trails in America. Almost every county in the state has miles of wellkept horse trails thanks to the members of the Ohio Horseman Council. The second weekend of June was the weekend for a State Ride at Caesar Creek State Park. This was truly a special event as this was the location of OHC’s very first State Ride! Our chapter President Lynn Sparks was in attendance for this special anniversary event. This event was even more special to Lynn, as she had attended the very first State Ride many years before. Lynn was able to help with a tree planting ceremony, celebrating 50 years of ongoing partnership between the ODNR and OHC. A commemorative plaque is to be mounted on a large rock and placed at the base of the

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Lynn at Caesar Creek state ride. tree. Look for it when you ride at Caesar Creek State Park, we have a lot to be proud of. Edison Woods Metro Park in Berlin Heights is our home base. Edison Woods has a widely diverse landscape, from sandstone cliffs, wetlands to woodlands and meadows. Edison Woods is home to a variety of seasonal wildflowers, rare plants, amphibians and reptiles. Deer, fox and owls may be seen in your travels through the woods. We meet there for our meetings in the summer at 7 p.m., earlier if you are riding. It is a beautiful park with three parking areas for horses. In June, we put in a pollinator garden on Mason Road trailhead. The site was picked by the park to protect the septic field by the new bathroom. Perennial beneficial plants were donated by Mulberry Creek Herb Farm, a certified organic greenhouse in Huron. The summer heat was a bit much that week but we finally got them in. Members planted lots of plants and laid cardboard and mulch to help discourage weeds. A water hydrant by the bathroom helps us in watering the new plants in this large garden. A sign will be going up soon identifying it as a beneficial pollinating garden. Look for the new identification markers on the plants. Mason Road is getting better and better. Our club camped at Reed Road Wranglers the second weekend in July. Our next club campout is Aug. 20 at Smoky Road. Details at the Aug. 11 meeting. Our Poker Ride is happening this year on Saturday, Sept. 10. This is a fundraiser to benefit bridle trails and equine activities. Come and join us, it’s so much fun! Registration starts at 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is a $15 donation for adults and youth. Cash prizes go out to top hands. There are 59


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Taking turns watering. also lots of runner up prizes. Lunch is provided from 12-2. This is not a timed event, ride a marked course at your own pace. Children and riders of all experience levels are welcome. The park is located in Eastern Erie County just north of Berlin Heights. From SR 2, take the SR 61 exit south. To reach the horseman’s parking lot, turn left on Driver Road immediately after the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Smoky Road. The parking lot will be on your left. 10186 SR 61. Berlin Heights Ohio 44814. See you there! Our showcase ride will be held Sept. 11, at the Smoky Road Horseman’s parking area. Contact Lynn Sparks for information, llarnold@aol.com. Life is better on the trail! ~Shelley FRANKLIN Our chapter is still active and looking for new and returning members so pass along the news. The application is on the OHC website, ohconline. com, and search for Franklin County primary and secondary membership applications. Join online or by mail. Hope you enjoy the photos of our last in-person get together. Thanks to Terry Baker for our photos this month. Our next equine event will be Aug. 27 at Rocky Fork Metro Park, 8900 Bevelheimer Road, New Albany, Ohio. First equine out at 10 a.m. For more information contact our President 60

Angela Logan at 614/208-8768 or Event Coordinator Terry Baker at 740/427- 3085. Our meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. Meetings can be attended in person or via Zoom. Check our Facebook page for meeting locations and times at Franklin County Chapter – OHC. Have a fabulous month of riding, driving, and playing with your equine friends. Happy Labor Day weekend too. ~Oleda FULTON Ah, the dog days of summer. I am so over it. We just got back from a camping trip to Come Again Horse Camp on the edge of the Harrison-Crawford State Forest in Indiana over the July 4 weekend with a small group of adventurous friends. The campground was superb, the trails were awesome and the weather was, well, a challenge. The trip there was not uneventful. It was long (331 miles expected to take five-plus hours). About an hour from our destination, Matt was getting sleepy and I asked if he needed me to drive. He pulled over on an exit ramp, we switched and I drove on. I had to navigate a traffic circle at the top of the ramp and then go down the entrance ramp. After maybe five miles, a woman next to me was frantically waving and yelling about a tire. Sure enough, I looked in the rearview mirror, saw shredded rubber on the trailer and pulled over. Matt changed the tire in a relatively short time. He was wide awake after that and took over driving, muttering something about the traffic circle and the curb I may have run over. The traffic circle was flat, no curb! We made it to camp and the next day he got the spare replaced. All weekend we kept an eye on the temperature

Michelle and Rod at Pleasant Hill Lake. and humidity and curtailed riding when they totaled above 150. That meant early morning rides sans breakfast but it was really quite enjoyable. Monday we pulled out early heading for home. Again, about an hour from home, Matt was getting sleepy and I thought “Gee, last time he woke up after changing the tire; what can we do to keep him awake?” Just about then, he asked if I was ready to drive but I could hardly keep my eyes open so I declined. Shortly thereafter, there was a thump and we were pulling over again, with a failing tire again; the tread had peeled off of the other tire on the same side of the trailer as the last flat. These tires are only five years old! Matt changed the tire again, in no time at all and muttered about the previous flat injuring the other tire. I pointed out the extreme heat, the number of cars, trucks and trailers with flat tires we had been passing and the shredded rubber all along the highway. I’m blaming the heat. At least I wasn’t driving the second time! And he wasn’t sleepy anymore. See how that works? While we were off on our adventure, other chapter members enjoyed camping at Reed Road and riding at Oak Openings. Several of our members also participated in the showcase events at White Star Park in June which I heard was a great time and the Pleasant Hill Lake event. It’s wonderful that there is such a variety of events to choose from as everyone can find something to their liking. Some of our members are busy with horse shows. Beth and Flo have been showing at Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit shows. Tammy is excited to show at the Buckskin World Show with her new horse. Katti, Myndi and Dalton have been busy board members putting on the Harry Hughes pleasure circuit shows.

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Cheryl and Michelle at HCFS. Our next planned chapter event, other than monthly meetings, is camping at Mohican Aug. 1214 but we are unsure if that will be possible. Our chili cook-off camping weekend at Reed Road will be Aug. 20-22. Hopefully our winner will be able to represent our chapter at the state cook-off in September at Mohican. We also have a small group returning to Big Elk Lick in Pennsylvania Sept. 1-6 (we have room for more if anyone wants to go as we have reserved the whole hilltop again). I believe that we have members planning on going to the regional ride at Van Buren and the State Ride at Caesar Creek is another possibility in September. Like many others, we are so sad to hear of all of the damage that several of our parks and horse trails have suffered this year. We are amazed and grateful for the park personnel and volunteers who work so hard to clear and repair the damage! We sincerely thank them all! If you’d like to know what we’re up to in real time, check our website, fcohc.com, Facebook group Fulton County OHC or Facebook page Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council. Come see us at our chapter meetings which are usually on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. and are currently held in the banquet room at The Bunker Bar in Holland. Anyone and everyone is always welcome. We hope you all are well and safe and we look forward to seeing you on the trails! ~Kathy August 2022


County Lines GEAUGA Hello everyone. It has been a great summer thus far for riding and for getting hay in. Our members are hitting the trails and enjoying what nature has displayed in our beautiful parks. The Bridle Trail Fund Committee is getting together to discuss future bridle trail improvements. There are so many ways that we can support the efforts to keep our bridle trails attractive and safe. Be on the watch for our hay testing meeting scheduled for Aug. 9, Headwaters ride with Bemer demo and potluck Aug. 13, and the regional ride at West Woods Sept. 25. Details to be announced soon. GOHC members are planning to celebrate the Great Geauga County 200 Anniversary with an outstanding exhibition. I am excited to see the creative ideas for everyone to see. The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom—Sharon Rolls Lemon ~Cec GREENE As I predicted last month, we had a great time at our State Ride. We had a wonderful turnout too, even better than the last several years. Herb counted 80 people signed in, some riding, some at the dinner, some doing both. Plus we had five with our entertainment and five from the ODNR at the tree planting. So it was a great weekend. There were more people camping than I’ve seen for probably a decade. Many people rode. It was muddy but not too bad, though I imagine more so by Sunday as we got a lot of rain Saturday night. But it held

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few months, plus photos and news on the people who won some of the bigger raffle items. Happy riding! ~Mickie GUERNSEY

Tree planting. off until after all of the festivities, so that was wonderful. We had amazing temperatures for June. We held the tree planting shortly before the dinner on Saturday. The tree was provided by the OHC 50th anniversary committee and planted by the park. Tiffany, the park manager, will take care of making sure it’s water-bagged and cared for while it gets a good start. Warren County OHC was in charge of selecting the type of tree (a Tulip Poplar due to its rapid growth and good shade) and location (between spots 18 and 20 due to that being one of the few places without one). As some of you know, when the Emerald Ash Borer started making its way into Ohio, Warren County saw the writing on the wall and knew that sooner or later almost all of the trees in the center of the horse camp would have to come down as they were Ash trees. So they started a fundraiser to plant a variety of new trees, something Greene County was very happy to contribute to. By the time the established Ash trees had to come down, there were others getting a good start. Most of them thrived and are providing good shade now. For some reason, that one camping spot never got a tree. The new tree is small yet, of course, but give it a few years and it will be providing some good shade. I’ve included a photo of the tree planting. I’ll eventually get some higher quality ones from Jeannie, but for now this one is mine. I only had two regrets with the State Ride this year. One was that I completely forgot to put out the binders that Catherine Estill made, showing the history of Caesar Creek and OHC. Catherine gave me two copies to put out for people to read at their leisure, but I put them in the wrong spot in my trailer and just forgot they were there. My apologies to Catherine, and anyone who would have liked to read them. I looked at it and the history is very interesting. I know she’ll have them at the Warren County State Ride in September/

Theresa Burke and Prada, Anne Hunter and King. October, and hopefully there will be an electronic copy somewhere at some point. If anyone from Greene County wants to read them, let me know and I can make arrangements to borrow one back. The other regret is a personal one. I lost my voice Saturday morning, so I didn’t get to sing! I always enjoy the karaoke, and I tried my best but could only squeak out about every other line. I only lose my voice once every 5-10 years, but so far it’s happened twice at the State Ride. Oh well, there’s always next year. I also want to send a big thank you to Dave Goodbar for Rudy, the little mule he sold to a friend of mine. Some of you might have seen him listed on our Facebook page for a short time. My friend normally would not have even looked at one as young as Rudy, but I knew that if Dave said he was quiet, I could trust it, so we went to look. Dave brought him to Caesar Ford. We rode (yes, I even rode! Dave said I should have stayed on when we got back so he could have photo evidence) and Rudy had a new home. They’ve been out a few more times, with Dave or with me, and he’s been great. Rudy and Cooper get along well, so my friend and I are looking forward to lots of riding and camping this year. On another note, if anyone is free the weekend of Aug. 20-21, I’m always looking for volunteers for my endurance ride. We can especially use people to take the horses’ pulses. We can train you, and we’ll feed you lunch. Contact me at 937/232-9256 or akela83@ att.net if you are interested. If anyone is interested in the Warren County State Ride at Caesar Creek Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, reservations are required whether you’re camping or attending the dinner or both. Forms can be found on the ohconline.com website. For those of you without Internet, let me know and I can print one for you. That’s it for this month. I’ll have more stories and photos from the State Ride in the next

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Storms: the gift that keeps on giving! You’re tired of reading about it and we’re tired of working on it! The huge storm that hit the state June 7, pretty much completely blocked all the trails at Salt Fork State Park. The result was: it was as if we hadn’t done any work, on any of the trails, this entire year! If you remember the pictures in last month’s issue of the Corral, I showed you a picture of where nine trees were in a pile, 20 feet high. It took Dave and me over three hours to clear that mess! Well, two more massive wild cherry trees fell in that exact spot with this storm, and it took Don and Dave a couple of hours to clear the trail (see picture). As of this writing, with this storm; we’ve had a half a dozen people working many hours on the trails, along with Bob Meeks, Park Maintenance, and all the trails still are not clear. What’s frustrating is the fact that more trees just came down in the last couple of days! If you come to ride, use caution! You can work your way around most of the downed trees, but there are some places the trail is impassible. I personally have hundreds of trees down on my farm, two in the yard along with many limbs. It took my wife, Darla and I, four days to haul all the downed limbs from off the yard. The storm also blew the roof off my pump house and dumped it upside down in the hay field. There was no damage to the roof and we simply turned it over and re-attached it (with more sub-braces to keep it from blowing off again). Here in Stone Creek, Ohio, we were hit pretty hard. Because of all the damage on my farm and me trying to get it back into shape, I have not

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HARRISON Hello from Harrison County! The 10th Annual Harrison County OHC Regional Ride was a big success! Most camping spots were full and close to 4050 people attended for fun, food, entertainment, and riding. The weekend started with the monthly meeting at Harrison State Forest on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Events started on Friday at 12 p.m. with a candy scavenger hunt/ride and the silent auction. The club appreciated all donations for the auction but gave a special thank you to the Taggart family for their donation of two trail saddles. At 5 p.m., it was time for the younger folk to take stage. They enjoyed yard games and a fun pie eating contest. At 7 p.m. the club held their famous ice cream and cobbler social. The evening ended with fellowship around the campfire. Saturday’s schedule included breakfast, guided rides, a potluck dinner, conclusion of silent auction and live entertainment at 7 p.m. After dinner, the HCOHC honored recipients for the youth scholarship awards. At the May meeting it had been decided that the club would award all four applicants with the scholarship since all applicants were more than deserving. Congratulations to Emma Patterson, Haylee Kelley, Madison Stull and Sage Cunningham on receiving this award!

July entertainment. On Sunday, the campers woke up to a fantastic pancake breakfast and Cowboy Church led by Chris Boone. Campers and riders had the rest of the day to ride on their own. President Mark Westlake thanked everyone for their time, effort, donations and participation. It truly was a great weekend of fun, fellowship and riding. Another big event that took place in Harrison County was the Harrison County Fair in Cadiz, Ohio. It was a great week for the youth! Many of our members were busy with their children and grandchildren, helping them in the equine show ring! And after a great 4-H horse show, it was time to relieve the pressure and stress with a great 4-H fun show that included those parents and grandparents! Lots of fun with family, friends and beloved pets. Great job kids! Great job parents and grandparents! We always meet on the third Thursday of the month around 5:30 p.m. and we would like to invite you to join our chapter! We still have lots of summer and plenty of time to enjoy our horse companions. So come ride with us! Happy trails and God Bless! ~Lori Mayher

Wayne County members of the Elkins Creek camping group. of our members had property damage. Unfortunately, our State Parks sustained significant damage. At this time Mohican and Malabar remain closed. This storm resulted in the cancellation of the regional ride at Mohican that was planned for the July 4 weekend. I hope by August that has changed, or at least we have a work plan in place. The power of such a storm and the indiscriminate way in which it struck in many different areas was very frightening. While camping in southern Ohio, our home property had 14 trees down on our lane and numerous ones down on our pasture fence. Power was out only a day and a half, while much of Holmes County was out for four to five days. As usual, OHC members have responded with amazing volunteer efforts, and more opportunities will come as more areas are opened up to us. Many thanks to those who worked at Dillon and Salt Fork and all other areas that are now open. Holmes County went to Elkins Creek Horse Camp in midJune. We camped with some Wayne County members. It did not disappoint. In spite of hot weather and the storm at home, we enjoyed amazing trails and great meals. Pairs of club members cooked each evening and we could not have eaten any better at fancy restaurants. The caves and rock formations were the stars of the show for me.

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While I sit down to write the August newsletter during the July 4 weekend, it is clear that summer, with its heat and storms has arrived. First of all, I want to wish all readers the best in continued storm recovery from our June 13 storm. It’s one that will be long remembered around here. We are very thankful there were no serious injuries. Many

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Two of our members, Vickie Zook and Cindy Gray, volunteered the weekend before camping at the Elkins Creek’s St. Jude Fundraiser Ride. It was very successful. The unseasonable heat did make some days challenging. We headed out of camp several days at 7 and 7:30 a.m., which takes some doing for us. No one suggested a campfire. Bruce and I rode at Salt Fork at the beginning of June and the end of June. We talked to some Guernsey County members who reminded us that due to bridge repairs one of the entrances would be closed. We need to come in the entrance from the south. The Orange Trail will be closed due to the bridge repair. This closure is posted on signs as running for 90 days, from July 11 to Oct. 11. For us, this will mean driving one exit further south on I-77S. They are good roads and will not make much difference in time. In club news, much is on hold until we have more information on Mohican. We hope to make plans for Labor Day as soon as we have more information. We would like to thank Jim Wallace and his wife, Laura, Nancy Strayer, and Wayne members Marline Smalley and Tom Bahl for attending our June meeting. Changes to the Mohican Lodge Trail were discussed. Some of the best cookies ever were provided by Shar’s granddaughters. One of our members, Cindy Gray, attended a Liberty Clinic at Taktur Icelandic Farm in Kentucky taught by Carrie Brandt where she learned a variety of techniques to move with her 26-year-old horse, Maistjarna, without the use of any tack, halters, or ropes. Cindy has found that Liberty work creates a deeper connection between her and her horse and also seems to increase Maistjarna’s desire to interact with her. Liberty uses body language that is more in tune with the horse’s natural way of communicating and horses pick up August 2022


County Lines on it quickly. Cindy is continuing Liberty training at home with Maistjarna and enjoys the bond it’s building between them. State rides will be coming up. Sept. 1-4 is the Scioto Trail State Forest Ride hosted by Fairfield County, contact is Chris Streitenberger at 740/703-7740. We are hoping the Chili CookOff scheduled for Sept. 16-18 at Mohican is a go, but will have to wait for more information. More information on these and other State Rides is available on the state website at ohconline.com. Camp Tuscazoar Hoofs and Hounds Fundraiser is Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds will go towards the new Trailhead and parking area for horsemen. Several OHC groups have donated to this cause. Bruce and some friends rode there last weekend. There are some very nice trails. There are separate bike trails. Bruce attended Boy Scout Summer Camp there years ago. More information and a good map are available at tuscazoar.org. Enjoy the summer riding. There will not be a September newsletter in order to provide an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Ohio Horseman’s Council. In closing, just a reminder that it is not only horses and dogs that require more attention and care in the heat, but we humans also need to take care and use caution. ~Bev Hanna KNOX Congratulations go out to Anna Cline, granddaughter of Rannay and Donnie Cline for being selected as not only the Knox County Equine Queen but also the Knox County Fair Queen for 2022. We don’t often take the time to congratulate our young members so I have included two pictures of Anna’s great smile. We are attracting new members from far distances. We want to welcome Anita Altmair who hails from Montana where she was a member of the Montana Tennessee Walking Horse Association. Welcome, and hope you enjoy our group here in Knox County. Knox County OHC garden flags are available at $10 along with stickers for only $6 each. Flags are black with white lettering. Please contact Misty McDonald to place your order and help promote Knox County OHC. Recent storms that have included August 2022

Rayneen with Ruby and Nina. Anna Cline, Fair Queen

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several tornados have closed several parks. Too many trees have been downed blocking trails and creating dangerous situations. Our own Thayer Ridge was one of them. Malabar and Mohican were also affected as well as several others. This does limit some riding experiences in our locale. A recent ride at Alum proved their trails were in good shape. As I write this, Knox County OHC has a large contingency at Bark Camp where they celebrated not only July 4, but the seven birthdays occurring in July. Debbie, Laurie, Craig, Rannay, Kathy, Randy, and Donny, we hope you all had a Happy Birthday. There were 16 riders who attended and they encountered a few obstacles which were at times quite hairy. A donkey came to visit camp which Debbie and Levi returned to his owner. It was a great weekend over all. By the time you get this article, Knox County OHC will have hosted an invitational ride at Salt Fork which was held Aug. 5-7. There will be no County Lines posted in the September Corral. OHC will instead be publishing a 50th anniversary newsletter. September 10 is the Fredericktown Tomato Show parade. Watch our newsletter for possible Knox County OHC participation. September 11 is the All Horse Parade in Delaware, an event that we have participated in for many years.

Suggested wear is a white hat or helmet, along with our bright green T-shirts that promote Knox County OHC and blue jeans. It’s not really what we wear but the fact that we look uniform which shows solidarity. If you don’t have a T-shirt check with Misty. September 16-18 is a weekend campout at Alum Creek where reservations are required. Are you tough enough to wear pink? Knox County Chapter of OHC will be holding an event at Falon Park (AEP Conesville) in Coshocton County on Oct. 8 with donations going to Susan G. Komen cure for cancer. There will be a Poker Run, first rider out at 10 a.m. and last one out at 12 noon. There will be a silent auction, a 50/50, along with a hog roast in the evening. A suggested $10 donation per individual is appreciated and goes towards the hog roast, but you are welcome to donate more. This is a worthwhile event, so save Oct. 8 on your calendar and join in on a fun event! October 21-23 Knox County OHC’s schedule shows camping at Tar Hallow. Best get out there as the season is soon drawing to a close. November 4-6 Knox County OHC is camping at Hocking horse camp. 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 7 p.m. ~Terry L. Baker LAKE

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Ken, Rosemary and Michelle at a Civil War enactment. the Polo Field, South Chagrin Reservation. Three members Ricki, Barb J., and Rayneen brought their horses to utilize the obstacle course set up by the Rangers. It was rewarding to work with riders from other OHC chapters also. The Rangers provided pizza, pop, and dessert. This was in appreciation of our OHC chapters continued efforts and co-operation with the Cleveland Metropark Rangers. Some Lake OHC members also rode with Dottie Drockton a Naturalist, from the Geauga Park District. She led a ride through Observatory Park one Sunday in June with members of our chapter, Donna Kennedy, Doug Kennedy, Michelle S. and Rayneen and other riders. We learned about the NASA building and the solar system pathway, as well as what is offered in the Observatory building itself. Thanks Dottie. Our Lake chapter had a meeting/ picnic on July 13 at Chapin Forest, followed by ice cream up the road at Angelo’s. Barb J. showed Barb M. various trails at Headwaters Park in anticipation of our Aug. 17 ride planned at noon at Headwaters. A thank you to Barb J. for having helped clear some of these trails. ‘A Day at the Races’ at Thistledown Race Track is also planned for August. Back to July, we had fundraisers at the West Woods Flea Market and a FunDrive from July to Aug. 10 with Michelle H. in charge of the FunDrive. Ken and Rosemary Morgan have been camping with their horses 63


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Licking County OHC Savannah helping. near Cincinnati and are currently in Montana. They are doing well on their Bingo card. Another member, Rayneen, headed to Marietta, Ohio, where she visited Blennerhassett Island. She rode in a covered wagon pulled by a Mammoth mule and an American Saddle Horse. The horse bounced off the mule when it felt playful. The mule was patient and kind; the horse bouncy and wiggly. The whole experience of striking the mule, Ruby, and the horse Nina, plus holding the reins to both while in the driver’s seat was delightful. Bingo! We look forward to sharing rides and other events with members of other OHC chapters in September and October. Let’s celebrate together in November. Have a fun time playing Bingo and riding, riding, riding. ~Rayneen LICKING I hope everyone is well and is getting lots of riding done! I myself try to ride every chance I get lately. The weather seems very unpredictable this year. Lots of storms and high winds have already wreaked havoc on some of our horse trails, Mohican and Malabar got hit especially badly. We just had an update on the trail status and cleaning efforts yesterday. As I am writing this, the forest in those two locations is still a mess and deemed unsafe for volunteer helpers. I am hoping that is not the case anymore as you are reading this. If you get a call for help, please be ready to lend a hand if you are able! Even our own local trails have undergone a lot of new reroutes and trail maintenance thanks to the levy that passed recently. We were able to share our beautiful trails with equestrians from other counties, just the other day we functioned as their guides. We had a lot of fun! Thank you, Licking County Park district, 64

for providing us with wonderful places to ride! That leads me to the important topic of trailer safety. We had a highly informative guest speaker, Roger from A1 Trailer, at our June meeting. He emphasized maintenance as accident prevention is important especially since we are transporting our best friends, our horses, back there! We also discussed the well-attended maintenance day at Dillon State Park in June. Thank you, Charlene and Craig, again, for keeping up the magnificent work of keeping our local trails rideable for us! Nineteen people from five different counties helped that day and we would like to thank them as well. It is so wonderful to see how the motto of OHC is made a reality! Horsemen helping horsemen! Our fun show will have taken place already as I am writing this, and I hope it was well attended and everybody had tons of fun! We did have to change our trail riding schedule around a bit, please check online at Facebook or watch your emails for the changes or contact me and I will update you. The history ride with Tami is scheduled for Aug. 7 at Taft South. I hope some of our readers are able to make it! In the meantime, enjoy your horses! See you on the trail! ~Sigrid Batten LOGAN I’m happy to report that Christy Stanley’s memorial hitching post and her memorial plaque was put up at Kiser Lake June 27. Many thanks to Logan County OHC members John and Becky Porter, Lynette Rostorfer and Kookie Berry as well as several members from Champaign County OHC who helped them out. Christy was one of the founding members for Logan County OHC and passed away last year due to an accident. If you go to Kiser Lake, please try out our new hitching posts.

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Logan County OHC had our first ride of this year on June 25 at Marmon Valley Farm. It was very well attended. I believe there were 11 members and two guests who very well may become members. In all, they rode 5.5 miles for almost two and a half hours over the rolling hills of Logan County. Thank you Matt and Kathy Wiley for hosting this ride. ~Cynthia Orr LORAIN Hello from Lorain County OHC! This summer sure has been hot but the wooded trails for riding feel like air conditioning. I hope you have had some opportunities to venture out into the wilderness to escape from the daily busyness of our lives. I hope you have your hay all safely stacked in your barn. I had to chuckle as our horses whinnied in delight when they saw the hay wagon pull in stacked to the top with fresh hay. Our August sponsor is Litchfield Veterinary Clinic. We’d like to thank them for helping to support our Lorain County OHC. I would also like to thank Lance’s Trailer Sales in Athens, Ohio, for their continued support of Lorain County OHC. Please check their ad on the September calendar page. A few attended the Harrison County Regional Ride June 10-

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12 and Sue M. shared. It was a wonderful weekend. Trails at Malabar are closed due to storm damage until further notice but the Pleasant Hill ride on June 17-19 hosted by Ashland County was a go with some members attending. Brenda L. who attended, shared that Ashland County OHC worked very hard to clear trails for the ride and would like to thank Ashland for a very nice weekend. Sadly, the NE Area Regional ride at Mohican scheduled July 1-3 was canceled due to storm damage on the horse trails. On Saturday, Aug. 6 we have a day ride scheduled for 10 a.m. at Hinckley Reservation. August 12-14 we will be camping at Bark Camp State Park. A great feature of this park is that there is electric at each site that will power air conditioners for the sizzling dog days of summer. Please mark your calendar for our Aug. 15 membership meet at the Equestrian Center starting at 7 p.m. We hope to see you there! August 18-25 we will be at Big Elk Lick Horse camp. You must have reservations and have a 30 day health certificate and valid Coggins test for your horse. If you have a reservation and need to cancel, please give the camp hosts ample notice as a courtesy, as this is a popular place to camp. Please read more details at the back of the calendar if you are interested in camping. Just an FYI, we will return Oct. 2-9 as well. A special delight is that wild elk roam freely in the area and you may have a visiting elk meander through your campsite or you may view them crossing the river or trails. We often hear them bugle in the distance. A very nice place to see the elk is also at the visitor center in Benezette, Pa. Check out the Lorain County Fair Aug. 21-28 as it is a huge fair August 2022


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Summer fun! with live entertainment, a wide array of animals and it is a great community event to support. Our next trail maintenance is scheduled for Aug. 27 at Charlemont to groom the trails. Bring chain saws if you have them. Nippers are also a big help for those invasive briers that like to attack us while riding. Please contact Jim Wallace if you are able to help. We will be at Brecksville Reservation on Aug. 28 for a day ride so plan to be ready to ride at 1 p.m. We will meet at the Meadows Trailhead. Directions to this site are located on the back of the calendar. I am including the September information as we will not have our usual County Lines due to celebrating our 50th Anniversary of OHC in September. Erie County OHC is hosting a poker run at Edison Woods Metroparks in Berlin Heights on Sept. 10. This is a great time and is a fundraiser for the club, therefore there is a small fee to participate that includes your poker hand, lunch and prizes. Please contact Beth for full details; her phone number is listed in the back of the calendar. The Chili CookOff State ride hosted by Ashland OHC and day ride will be held at Mohican State Forest. Camping is Sept. 16-18 with the day ride on Saturday, riding out at 11 a.m. You will need to go the state website, ohconline. com, to make reservations. You may contact Tim Tuttle from Ashland County OHC or Jim Wallace from Lorain County OHC with further questions. Monday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. we will hold our membership meeting at the CVC Black River Room. We will plan to nominate candidates for our 2023 officers, please consider who you might nominate or if you are willing to be a candidate. Please come as we value your input! The NW area regional ride at Van Buren State Park will be held Sept. 2325. Go online at reserveohio. com to make reservations. September 27 through Oct. 23, the Quarter Horse Congress August 2022

will be taking place at the State fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio. We will be camping Sept. 30Oct. 2 at Beaver Creek located in East Liverpool. You will have the opportunity to cross several creeks along the trails. Please make your reservations at reserveohio.com. Billy and Cheryl Garn are the contacts for this ride. We will then be back at Big Elk Lick Horse camp Oct. 2-9. Please refer to the Aug. 1825 details for information. There are many opportunities to ride with others, so hopefully you will be able to join in the fun at some or all the events! ~Kathy Duncan MADISON As I write this in July, my prediction came true—wet, muddy weather this spring turned hot and humid. Madison County Horse Council is working to keep the Deer Creek trails open, but Mother Nature is doing her best to overcome us. We are fighting wind taking down trees and rain propelling overgrowth. It sure keeps us busy! All of our state trails have the same issues with storms felling trees across trails and amazing prickly vining plants leaping forth to snag our clothes and bloody our bodies. My best advice is to always carry clippers to help keep intrusive plants at bay as well as a folding saw to help clear trails. As an all-volunteer organization, we need to help each other as much as possible so all of us can continue to enjoy what Ohio has to offer horsemen. We had a new member join after complaining at an OHC exhibit booth about how the state parks had maintained horse trails. He was amazed that the horse trails were almost all maintained by OHC volunteers, and joined up on the spot to help with the work. We are thrilled to have him as part of our chapter! Our monthly Gymkhana series

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on our behalf, and also for each chapter’s work to promote the horse industry and to keep our Ohio trails open for all to use. Be sure to invite all horse owners that you meet to join our organization! ~Lisa Reynolds MEDINA

Young contestants at Gymkhana. continues to bring an enthusiastic bunch of participants of all ages. The fun part is watching contestants and their horses improve with each opportunity, even if they start out walking the pattern and gradually complete their run at a faster walk. The whole point of the day is to have fun with your horse and improve horsemanship (of course, winning a ribbon or two is a great bonus). We appreciate all of those who join us for an enjoyable day in our covered arena at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Our remaining dates are Aug. 6, Sept. 17, and Oct. 8. The series winners for 2022 will have awards and prizes given at the final event. Madison County is planning a Poker Chip Run at Deer Creek State Park on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Poker chips will be awarded at the stops along the blue trail to be redeemed upon completion of the run for playing cards. Lunch will be offered, also. Please see our Madison County page on the OHC website for details and directions, as they are still being firmed up as I write this for submission. This should be a fun event, and it will raise funds for continued trail maintenance at the park. We hope to see you there! Our chapter has a presentation each month, and our July meeting was a potluck under the trees at our meeting location. Who doesn’t enjoy a cookout/pot luck?! August has a presentation on Survival Skills, which will be very interesting. We will learn how to find water, how to navigate, and how to build shelter in a survival situation. We will also learn how to avoid being in a survival (help! I’m lost!) situation. Feel free to join us for meetings at the West Jefferson Community Center in West Jefferson, Ohio. We all appreciate all of the work that our state OHC volunteers do

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A beautiful day for a ride! Barb Vega led this adventure at Camp Tuscazoar on June 18. I’ve included pictures of some of the ten friends and their mounts at this fine park. In the one picture is the site of the future parking area for horse trailers. It’s a very costly project so donations are greatly appreciated. The park is run by all volunteers and for over 100 years has welcomed scouts and other visitors with its miles of trails that are open for hiking, biking, horseback riding or just exploring the outdoors. As they celebrate this past century, consider making a donation for future improvements. Visit their website, Tuscazoar.org, to learn more about the Centennial Trail and other information. Don’t forget our Anniversary Ride, Saturday, Aug. 20. We are celebrating 36 years of muck, sweat and tears! Robinson Field is the place and be prepared to ride, eat and have fun. Our trails are in great shape and our hard work has paid off. We have also greatly benefited from the Dalton Family Foundation donations that have provided us with extra help on the bridle trails these past two years. Fifty percent of the profits from the ride, raffle and auction will be donated to the Dalton Trail Fund, so we want as much participation as possible. In the evening enjoy a full dinner and a sweet dessert!

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County Lines We are looking for volunteers and auction items, contact Rosemary Young (440/3827980 or rosemary4medinaohc@ gmail.com) for information and reservations. The flyer is in our newsletter and the OHC website, ohconline.com/chapter/Medina. Our next work party is Aug. 13. Join us for some highly rewarding shovel swinging! Contact Raydeen Ryden (reysden@att. net or 334/663-7361) or Greg Monsanty (330/352-5737 or blackhorsebridge@aol.com) for dates and details. It’s ride time down in the valley! ~Rosemary MEIGS Greetings from Meigs County! It is my hope that all of you have been enjoying your summer thus far and have had plenty of opportunities to spend time with your equine partners. The members of the Meigs Chapter OHC have been doing just that! Our Annual Make-A-Wish benefit trail ride took place mid-June and was a roaring success! We had a great ride, an enthusiastic crowd, more than enough delicious food and managed to raise over $14,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Many members of

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the Meigs Chapter OHC devoted so much time and hard work to this event—gathering donations from the community, preparing the trails and campground, cooking, setting up, tearing down and more—and because of those efforts, many deserving children across the country will reap the benefits. Members have also been enjoying countless hours in the saddle, covering miles of trails, and many participated in our first Meigs Chapter OHC Fun Show. Events scheduled for August include a group trail ride on Aug. 13 at the AEP Southern Ohio Recreational Area in Langsville, Ohio, with a Fun Show to follow and a group trail ride at Elkins Creek Horse Camp in Pedro, Ohio, on Aug. 27. Hope you can join us! Happy trails, my friends! ~Beka Setzer MORROW Greetings from Morrow County OHC chapter where green is now the dominate color for corn/ beans/hay/pasture fields plus lawns require increased mowing. By this early July composition, nearly all local first cutting hay has been harvested with mine wrapped up on the June storm day when electrical power was off for 48 hours here and longer for other chapter members. Some large trees were toppled but no horses or buildings were hurt and horse water tanks had an adequate two-day reserve. However, pond water was utilized for in house bathroom needs and bags of ice made the kitchen refrigerator like an Amish appliance which this 82-year-old non-Amish man remembers being in his Iowa rural home before the installation of Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) transmission lines. Although there had been some good riding weather days, health/family issues have kept most chapter members grounded since submitting the last report. Drew Ann and Frank’s July 4th excursion to Elkins Creek was disrupted by weather and an emergency trip to Florida to be with an ailing parent. A variety of health issues limited any riding by Ted, Frank, Byron, and Gerald which in turn limits the opportunity for their significant other to ride. President Floyd’s new horse that recently joined his mule did get ridden some with plans to expose it to Mount Gilead State Park (MGSP) trails

when they get drier. As of this writing, storm damage has many state park equestrian trails closed for an indefinite time. Trail mats purchased from Cashman’s for wet spots at MGSP were installed by chapter members using chapter funds plus the state OHC grant which was obtained by Floyd’s diligent efforts. The MGSP equine trails were initially developed some 18 plus years ago by our OHC chapter which has assisted in annual maintenance since. The equine trailer staging area is located off highway US 42 northeast of Mount Gilead. Health issues continue to keep some members grounded due to developments from advancing age and not because of accidents. However, the fall at home some four plus years ago by founding member Karen Sharp continues to keep her confined to assisted living facilities. She was a dedicated OHC supporter along with founding member Suzzane Allen who still cares for several paint horses with the assistance of her daughter Joyce. Suzzane last rode in the Delaware All Horse Parade four years ago at age 80 on her 30-year-old gelding Justin who died the following winter. She has since stated that it “was her last ride into the sunset”. This author did ride in the 2021 parade at age 81 and recently rode with visiting Pennsylvania daughter in early July. Our small chapter does not conduct many organized rides but joins other OHC events and shares lots of equine fellowship during our monthly chapter meetings which are at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month in the Mount Gilead Library Annex. Repeating words of encouragement from previous reports still remains true. Members who can navigate to the barn may enjoy the benefits of equine therapy without riding, via grooming and feeding, plus whispering horse/ human conversations like Dr. Dolittle. The smell/touch/sounds associated with such equine activities can be a spirit lifter despite not being able to ride. Until next month, keep your chin up and strive to provide the best care possible for your horses who will provide you the opportunity to enjoy some great riding. Stay safe in the saddle/on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride and I hope to see some readers on the trail later this year. ~DOC

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PERRY Now that summer is in full swing we are working on fall riding plans, not that anyone wants to wish away, but we have a few tricks up our sleeves for some fun times in Perry County. We decided to skip the June meeting and used a scheduled ride for our July meeting. There definitely will be the annual soup ride Oct. 1 at Dillon State Park. We’re looking for a fantastic turnout this year. As in the past there will be a 50/50, the oh-so-great auction of untold goodies and spirits, and some gift cards tossed in throughout the festivities. And of course, the soup contest, where participants can win $25, $15 or $10 for first, second and third place entries. I don’t know if we can top last year’s delicious variety or not, but let’s try! I’m hoping we will be raffling the Quick Draw Tie Line. I purchased one of these and have to say it is more than the cat’s meow. We are trying to also put together a Halloween party in October at the group camp at Hocking, but at this time we do not know if our permit has been approved. More details later. I’ve seen club members riding a little bit of everywhere despite the high gas prices. The gals I ride with have sort of leaned towards an every other weekend ride, but then again, weather has played a huge part in those decisions as well. Several of us made a last minute decision to camp at Zaleski State Forest on one of the cool weekends on the heels of some pretty bad storms. Seems Zaleski had the least damage of the surrounding trails. It was a good choice though we did have several places where we had to dismount and find alternate routes to get around. Seven plus hours later we made it around the light blue trail, to the Moonville Tunnel and then onto

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Brenda and Diane at Zaleski.

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Ben’s new ride, Trixie. the Kings Tunnel. That is some ride and really should be put on your list of must do’s! July found us at Salt Fork, Stone Church, Hocking and other familiar places. The Gibby Ride will highlight the August schedule followed by the Labor Day ride with our Fairfield County friends at Scioto Trails. New additions include Ben Stengle’s new partner, Trixie. Kathy Newman acquired a stud colt that was the offspring of her former mare, Rain. He’s a good looking TWH but she has her work cut out for her. Brenda Lehman has been busy helping her granddaughter Quincy show Bud, and Q did quite well at the first point show. I have yet to see Diane Lowe’s new horse trailer but I’m sure she’ll be getting it on the road soon. ‘Til next time, happy trails! ~Marianne PIKE Happy summer from Pike County. We are finally riding on a regular basis. The trails are all passable and I hope to see a lot of our county riders out. Another huge thank you to our state forest trail maintenance crew. They made a bypass improvement for us on the bottom half of the trail between #18 and #20. This area was always super wet and kept slipping. It is now dry and very enjoyable. Thanks to Ben Kelley, they will also be putting in a connector trail between #20 and #21. We have waited several years for this and now it is real! August 2022

Christmas in July This will keep riders off a very unsafe road that had been ridden in order to pick up the next trail head. It will create a very pleasant loop back to Greenbrier Road. Several members met June 25 to clean the Anderson Cemetery and rest area. We also replaced the picnic table. It looks great! July 2 was our Christmas in July meeting and camp out. There was a great turnout of 40 people who enjoyed playing in the creek, eating ham, chicken, casseroles, cupcakes, fudge, salads, pie and cookies. The gift exchange is always hilarious. You pick a gift but it can be stolen by the next person. What great fun! Next was a candy cane marshmallow baseball game. Jim Forman sent his marshmallow on a line drive to go the winning distance. Lots of fun! August will be our ice cream social. Everyone is welcome. Be safe on the trails! ~Debby Sears SANDUSKY Welcome friends of Sandusky County and welcome summer! The heat of August is among us and many of us have a quite a few trail rides and camps under our belt! Earlier this year, we rode at a new park called Caesar Creek. Fifty years ago it all

started there at that camp! It was the first organized trail ride in Ohio under the club name of Ohio Horseman’s Council. Al had the honor of helping organize the 50th anniversary ride there! He had a beautiful plaque made and a tree was planted by many people, a few who had even been at the first ride. What an amazing thing to do! After there was a wonderful meal, an auction, a few door prizes and karaoke, it was a fun weekend! We had our showcase ride at our little trail of White Star. We were so excited to show the new trails to many OHC members that have not been here. A few had been there years ago and was very happy to see all the extra miles we have added. A group went out for a guided ride came back for a rest before supper. Anyone from another group reading this, if you missed our ‘showcase’ please let Al know, we would love to give you a guided ride! After the ride, we had a wonderful supper of BBQ pork made by Candy Catering with a lot of side dishes and desserts. Not long after the kids (and a few adults) had fun beating the heat with a water gun fight! The next morning was a big breakfast before another short ride, leading to the end of a wonderful and fun weekend! A huge thank you to everyone who suffered through the 90 degree heat to help cleanup the trails before the campout! It couldn’t have been done without you! Thank you! Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We usually meet for supper at 5:45 p.m. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Check out the state web page at ohconline.com. Give your

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beautiful four-legged partner a good brushing and a kiss on their warm nose. Life is good. ~Marla Sidell STARK I hope you are having a nice summer! It has been a weird summer with some areas praying for rain, other areas having way too much and several experiencing horrible storms with much damage. We will survive! Stark County doesn’t have much going on which is letting our members enjoy riding and camping on their own. This month we will be taking part in the Hoofs and Hounds program being held at Camp Tuscazoar near Zoar. This is a fundraiser to help build a new parking and camping area for horsemen enabling us to enjoy the beautiful trails at the camp. It will be held on Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope you are able to join us, as some really fun things are being planned. Until next time, happy trails to you and have a great summer! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT Thank you, thank you everyone who came out to support our June 25 fundraiser for the new barn roof at Richfield Heritage Preserve. I am very happy to report it was a major success. Much of the credit goes to our hard working committee who set up the Poker Run and even more so to all those riders and friends who came out to enjoy the ride, drawings and camaraderie. The weather was amazing, though slightly hot, summer day with plenty of sunshine and a nice breeze in the woods. Riders started off with complimentary donuts and coffee upon arrival and finished later with an optional lunch. We would like to extend a special thanks to one of our riders who donated back her winnings on the 50/50 67


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Looking for a winning hand. raffle and several members of our equine community who also made exceptionally generous contributions to our fund. This addition to our roofing fund will bring us much closer to our goals. We cannot forget to thank Big Dee Tack for their purchase rewards program which allowed us to present gift certificates as prizes for the event. There’s nothing like a paid shopping day to lift your spirits and it was definitely a win-win for everyone. The dynamic duo was out there again putting a face on the importance of horses in our community. Of course I’m speaking about Molly Eastwood and Sunny the Wonder Horse. Our goodwill ambassadors attended another community event at Richfield Heritage Preserve in June to let the kids and adults of the community see and pet a horse maybe for the first time. Thanks to all the other volunteers who came that day to make this another success. They say lightning does not strike twice but you might want to check with Debbie Donner. Four years ago her then new horse went on an unexplained bucking spree with her aboard. Fast forward to a month ago and it happened again with no apparent explanation; speculation was a large stinging insect. She bailed off with no injuries thanks to her protective riding vest and helmet. This demonstrates that even an experienced competitive trail rider cannot anticipate such an event on the trails. To our new riders, please ride with at least head protection to avoid debilitating injuries. It is an 68

Sunny and friends. important reminder to us all and thank you Debbie for sharing this experience with us. Flash! Burly phantom crosses Ohio border presumably from Pennsylvania this past week. ODNR confirmed not Big Foot, Pittsburg Steeler offensive tackle, or disgruntled Browns fan. Last sighting was a few years ago. Cell phone videos tracked and recorded movements to the southwest. A Black Bear was seen ambling through forest and fields, strolling through a large suburban cemetery near a busy mall and six lanes of traffic, scaling trees to empty bird feeders and dining at Trashcan Alfresco. All this was in the quest for new territory or a significant other. The intruder was sighted within a half mile of my house. And I was worried about squirrels and raccoons demolishing my feeders! So riders just remember, however remote the chance, you may be sharing the trail with more than just hikers—even in Ohio. Your horse should give you ample warning of Big Foot, Pittsburg Steelers or Bears. Stay safe. ~Joann Ulichney UNION Union County has been very busy the past month. Two members get to add something different to their bingo cards this summer. On June 11, Karen Holland and Debbie Strayton attended a live model horse show, Four Leaf Clover Live was located at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. One of Karen’s models, Party Favor won the Breyer Overall Light Breed Reserve Championship

Karen and Blue at the State Ride. Janet Burnett and Bailey.

Model show champion. over some tough competition. She also qualified several models for the North American Nationals, while Nuttin’ Finer and Sultan’s Winter King, both American Saddlebreds won the Artist Resin Champion and Reserve Champion Gaited Horse Workmanship division. Along with friends from Clark, Delaware, and the At-Large chapters, Union attended the new Jeffersonville Lake State Ride June 24-26 hosted by the Carroll County OHC. A total of 47 people from 12 chapters participated in the event. The trails were lovely, and the weather perfect. Saturday had a 1972-themed scavenger hunt, horse apple bingo, and a potluck. Everyone had lots of fun and the food was great. To celebrate the July 4 holiday Susan Kiser and Karen Holland attended the Champaign County OHC’s annual Firecracker Ride at Kiser Lake State Park held on July 2. Once again, the weather was perfect. Flags were hidden along the trail to be found by those with the sharpest eyes and awards were given to the riders who found the most. Union County is looking forward to a busy summer and fall. Remember safety first, have fun, mark up those bingo cards and happy trails. ~Karen Holland WARREN

Firecracker Ride.

I was reading some posts on our Facebook page the other day, and it seems to me that there are a lot of trees at Caesar Creek that

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Harold McKeehan ready for action. seem to watch when we clear trails and then fall right after. We can have an entire loop cleared, and then next week we’re getting reports of more trees down. It’s not that surprising, of course, since we’ve had a number of storms and a lot of the trees in the area are Ash trees. But it’s still annoying! We’ve also been rained out of a few work days too, which doesn’t help, but we’ll keep working on it. And every once in a while we find a tree that is just too big for the saw, as happened on a June work day. Luckily there was a safe path around it, so at least until we can get back, it is passable. It should be history by the time this goes to press. If anyone finds a tree down, or a dangerous spot on the trail, don’t hesitate to pass the word. You can put the information on the Facebook page and one of us will pass it along, or email Roger directly at blazeandspirit@gmail. com. Roger always has a list of projects. We will also be having our big summer work day on Aug. 13. Meet at the Horseman’s Camp at 9 a.m. Bring any tools like chainsaws or loppers, or equipment like ATVs or tractors you may have, and Roger will find a place for you. We got a lot done on Green-Up Day this spring; it would be great to have as many people in August. Speaking of August, on a August 2022


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Belinda Snell and Easy. personal note, I’m holding my endurance ride Aug. 2021, and am always looking for volunteers. If you think you might be interested in volunteering, contact me at 937/232-9256 or akela83@att.net. We’ll train you to do whatever we need, and feed you lunch. As usual, Warren County OHC was represented in two July 4th parades. We do one at Otterbein Community and another in Waynesville. The number of riders varies year to year, but one constant seems to be Harold on poop patrol and me driving him (thank God for ATVs; he used to follow with a wagon or a wheelbarrow!). There were two riders for Otterbein, Belinda Snell and Janet Burnett. They were very festive! Belinda’s horse Easy, was making her parade debut and did well. I’ll have photos from that parade this month, and photos and information on the Waynesville parade next month. In early June, we proved that we live by the OHC motto, Horsemen Helping Horsemen. I was doing some work at the farm where I board, and got a call from some friends of mine who are in Wood County OHC, who had come in early for the Greene County State Ride. They were out on the trail, close to the top end of Solidago, and got a phone call from a friend of theirs who was driving to Caesar Creek to camp with them. She was blindsided by a car running a red light. Human, horse and dog were OK, but her truck was totaled and trailer damaged too. My friends wanted to know if I could go rescue the horse and bring her to camp. It fortunately happened only about 4 miles from where I was, so I hooked up the stock trailer and was able to go get the horse quickly. By the time I got there, plans had already been made for one of her friends to unhook when they got back to camp and come get her trailer and tow August 2022

it to the horse camp, although they were a couple of hours out, so it might was a while. But apparently someone had put photos on Facebook about the accident (I never did find out just where it was posted), and here came one of our newer Warren County members, Brian, who had seen the post, to see if he was able to be of help. Once the truck was unhooked, he hooked up to her trailer, loaded her stuff and dog, and took her and the trailer to the camp, arriving just after I got there with the horse. They camped for the night and then were able to get the trailer serviceable enough to tow home the next day, when someone from her area was able to come get them. It was a bad accident, but could have been so much worse. And if it had to happen, it happened at a spot where help was close by, she was almost at her destination, and all living beings were shaken up but unharmed. So even amidst that trauma, there’s a lot to be thankful for. A reminder that if you haven’t made reservations for the State Ride at Caesar Creek Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, you do need to make them. You can make reservations for camping, dinner or both; all on the same form. The form can be found on the ohconline.com website. Stay cool and I hope to see a lot of you at the August work day. ~Mickie WAYNE I had hoped to be writing about what a fabulous Regional Ride we had at Mohican. There was to be a lot of celebration of OHC’s 50th anniversary. The weather would have been perfect for riding and camping. There were reservations for 40 rigs so it would certainly have been a good turnout with a great time had by all. Instead, Mother Nature dealt us a cruel blow by sending a devastating storm that has completely closed Mohican State Forest and Malabar Farm equine trails and camping. It was not just the parks that suffered loss, but many of our members also suffered severe storm damage to their own property. Luckily no person or animals were injured in the storm, but electricity was not restored to some areas for over five days. However, from adversity comes strength. The forest manager at Mohican State Forest and the manager for Malabar farms and Mohican State Parks have

Arch on mountain bike trail at Mohican.

Entrance to day riding at Malabar.

both been incredibly responsive and with the help of other state employees from other parks and forests in Ohio they have made tremendous progress. The paragraphs below will outline what has been done to date, July 5, but by the time this article makes the Corral, there will be much more progress made. We are hoping to salvage at least some riding and camping in the fall of this year. Mohican State Forest Report: On June 23, two bulldozers and six chainsaw operators cleared the short loop behind the horse camp. The Yellow horse trail is completely closed due to trees and debris and may never be reopened or at least not in the same path. By June 30 they had cleared six miles of trail. The goal is to get all the Blue Trail open by the end of July or the first of August. The Green and Orange Trails are both closed due to trees and work has not yet been started on those trails. All the hiking trails are open except the covered bridge to the Fire Tower. When the Green is open, we will have ride the gas line roads in order to ride up the hill. The gas line roads are also used by the mountain bikers, so we will have to use extreme caution when riding that trail. The cable for the tie line broke at the Lodge. It will be replaced. A small number of volunteers will be permitted to start clearing the trail from the Lodge to Goon Road. Important: Please call Mohican before trailering in to ride. It is a matter of safety as trees are still falling. Malabar Farm Report: There is a small crew working on trails. Their first priority is to clear the Maple Syrup lines as that is a source of revenue for the farm. The equestrian trails will be cleared, but are not yet open for riding. Just to give you an idea of the number of trees down, the Butternut hiking trail had 36 trees down and the Jungle Book trail had 32 trees down. Our president, Marline Smalley has met three

times with the farm manager to discuss helping to open the equestrian trails. A small crew of six went in to help clear on July 2, but ran into problems and had to stop. Again, very important, please call Malabar before trailering in to ride. Muskingum Watershed Report: Only Pleasant Hill trails are cleared for riding as of this writing. You cannot ride to Malabar. The report is that it is going to be a long time before the trail is cleared to ride between Pleasant Hill and Malabar Farm. The Muskingum Watershed staff is very small, and they can only do so much. Please be patient and do not ride in unauthorized areas. Moving on to other matters, there was a meeting between the ODNR, Ohio Mountain Bike Club and the OHC President and Wayne County OHC President regarding the new mountain bike trail at Mohican. As you will recall, this trail was put in without consultation with the equestrian trail users and has resulted in some dangerous trail crossings. The mountain bike riders now understand the danger they and the equestrians face on these trails. They have offered to pay for and install arches and small stone warnings at each crossing (see pictures) to warn mountain bikers that the trail is about to cross the equestrian path and that they need to stop or at least slow down and look for horses. Mike Ruppe, the Ohio Mountain Bikers club president designed the arches so that they are too low for horse and rider to get under so riders won’t inadvertently end up on a bike path. They are however, visible to the horse and rider in advance of the crossing, so riders will know a crossing is coming up and can also exercise caution. There is also signage on the bike trail before the crossings giving warning of the upcoming intersection. The biggest concern is that there is a skills course and bike playground at the Lodge and there is fear that children will tire

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Part of blue trail at Mohican. of those and decide to start down the path from the Lodge toward the highlines and equestrian trails. Expect encounters with bikers in that area. There will be signage at the highlines and Good Road. In the meantime, our club members are learning to explore other trails and campgrounds throughout the state. There was a club campout at Elkins Creek June 13-18. Ten members attended. The camp was great. The trails were understandably muddy since they got three inches of rain in 45 minutes one day! You can’t help what Mother Nature sends us, so we have to

We had a good Wood County turn out at Caesar Creek State Ride, Jefferson Lake State Ride and July 4 weekend at Van Buren State Park. Several of us attended the NW Regional day rides at Oak Openings Metropark and White Star Park. Our next destination is

Elaine and family at Van Buren.

Judy at Jefferson Lake.

Dick at Jefferson Lake.

West Branch and I hear a lot of us are going. The rest of our schedule for 2022 is: Sept. 1-4 Scioto, Sept. 2-5 Van Buren, Sept. 22-25 NW Regional Ride at Van Buren, Oct. 7-10 Hobo Stew at Van Buren, Oct. 6-9 Hueston Woods and Oct. 19-23 Hocking Hills. Some of us plan to go to the Erie County Poker Ride Sept. 10. Our meeting place has changed to Mi Tequila Mexican Restaurant in Fostoria, still

Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. Trail work will be determined by the weather and announced at the meetings or on our Facebook page. Our chainsaw crew have been busy helping the park keep the trails open. We have gotten more rubber mats down in the campground corrals. Remember, we have stones on many of our trails so a barefoot horse could get sore. Happy trails! ~Barb O.

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