The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs: Adams County Horseman’s Association Northern Ohio Dressage Association Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Northern Kentucky Horse Network Avon Lake Saddle Club Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Ohio Appaloosa Association Black Swamp Driving Club O.H.I.O. EXCA Buckeye Horse Park Classical Attraction Dressage Society Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Central Ohio Saddle Club Association Ohio Gaited Horse Riding Club Central Ohio Wagoneers Ohio Haflinger Association Colorado Ranger Horse Association Ohio Horseman’s Council District One National Show Horse Ohio Morgan Horse Association Dusty Boots Riding Club Ohio Paint Horse Club Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Ohio Quarter Horse Association Training Association, Inc. Ohio Ranch Horse Association Geauga Horse & Pony Association Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Ohio State Buckskin Association Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. Indiana Horse Council Ottawa County Horse Foundation Knox County Horse Park Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Massillon Saddle Club Tri-County Trail Association Tri-State Rodeo Association Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. Wayne County Saddle Club Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Mid Ohio Dressage Association Rock University Mid-Ohio Marauders National Pole Bending Association Western Reserve Carriage Association
The Corral Staff
Inside This Issue A Horse, of Course ............................................................56 Corral Calendar .................................................................40 The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch ....................................52 Does my Horse Need a Fat Supplement? .........................50 If You Dream It, You Can Do It...........................................70 Never Stop Learning at Equine Affaire ..............................16 Notes from Inside The Corral ..............................................6 On the Fence, Part 3 .........................................................26 Ride In Sync ......................................................................12 TrailMeister ........................................................................28 View From the Cheap Seats..............................................38 Club News
Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club .....................................8 Black Swamp Driving Club ................................................22
Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email ......................................................email@example.com
Central Ohio Saddle Club Association...............................29
Advertising Consultant ................................................................. Mary Vedda email ............................................................ firstname.lastname@example.org
Dusty Boots Riding Club....................................................10
WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ............. Don Blazer, Bobbie Coalter, Rob and Tanya Corzatt, .......................Robert Eversole, Lisa Kiley, Nettie Liburt, Terry Myers, .................................................................. Sarah Vas, Jennifer Woodruff Guest Photographer: . Laura Jonsson Imagery Fine Art Photography
NUMBER 4 ..........................................................................................APRIL 2020 APRIL 2020 DEADLINE........................................................ MARCH 10, 2020
Colorado Ranger Horse Association .................................32 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ................................23 Knox County Horse Park ...................................................22 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ............................................48 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ..............................24 Mid-Ohio Marauders ..........................................................48 National Pole Bending Association ....................................10 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ................................33 Ohio Haflinger Association ................................................35
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O.H.I.O. EXCA...................................................................39 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. ..........................................58 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ........................................20 Ohio Paint Horse Club .......................................................34 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ........................................14 Wayne County Saddle Club ..............................................13 Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University.......32
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Notes From Inside The Corral
s many of you know, I’m from the city and still have many friends who do not understand my passion for this rural lifestyle. I enjoy talking to them about our little ranch here in Ohio but recently, I’ve taken on a new approach when they inevitably ask the question “what kind of ranch or farm do you have?” My new answer is “MUD... We have a mud farm!” Now if we can only find a way to make some money on it, we’d be all set! This month’s cover not only represents horses and mud farms, but it is part of a project I have thought about for some time and finally got started. That project was to reach out to photographers, exclusively from
our region, to find photos based on a pre-determined calendar. Simply put, I have written down what I’d like to see on each of our covers this year. Photographers are welcome and encouraged to submit their own interpretation of what I’m looking for. It is a way for the Corral to have original material and an opportunity for photographers to get their photo published for thousands of people to see. If you are a photographer and want to join in on the fun, please send an email to Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org and simply put Photographer in the subject line. He will send you an email with what I’m looking for, deadlines and what you can expect in return. You are not required to submit something every month but you can and there is no limit to the number of times you could have your photo featured on the cover of the Horsemen’s Corral. The Corral takes great pride in what we offer to the equine industry in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, with projects
like our cover photography, but we need you to make it even better. Please remember that our Corral Calendar is absolutely free to you for any equine related event within the region we serve. The calendar appears in print, digital and on our website https://thehorsemenscorral.com. I recently had a debate with someone saying they do all their marketing on social media. My first question was “why” and the second was, “how is that working out for you?” I really know the answer to the first question; “because it’s free”. The answer to the second is usually; “not very well” even though I typically have to ask more questions to get them to realize it. Make no mistake about it, social media is a great tool and one that should be in your toolbox but how many tool boxes do you know of with only one tool in it? If your show needs some remodeling, whether it is more entries, sponsors, attendees, etc. you will need multiple tools to fix it. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly what the Corral offers you.
The Horsemen’s Corral provides a level of multi-level marketing (i.e. Tools) unlike anyone in our industry, let alone our region. With features like, the Corral Club program, free calendar of events, free digital issues, and social media sharing of ads and showbills, the Corral is the right tool box to remodel your event. And don’t forget the other things we have for you, like a weekly radio show that highlights upcoming events, an award winning announcer who carries the Corral wherever he goes and the fact that the digital issue and social media posts can be shared with virtually anyone, anywhere. Please contact us to talk about your 2020 plans. As long as those plans don’t involve cultivating mud, I bet we can help!
Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club
New Classes Added to Ashland Paint & Plain Show Schedule PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Jean Yancer; TREASURER, Ashley Christian; WEBSITE, ashlandpaintandplain. com; EMAIL, paintandplaininfo@ yahoo.com
by Chesna Wertz Hi all! I hope this article
finds you all well, and getting through this ‘bleh’ part of the year. January always just seems to drag on, but we are finally past that and heading into show season! With the show season about to begin, don’t forget to add AP&P for your 2020 season! We are busily preparing to make this year even better than last. And for those preparing for the All American Youth Horse Show, or AQHA Novice Championship
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in Wilmington, we are a great show to get some last minute prep in. New for 2020, we have added the following classes: W/T Ranch-Pattern, W/T Ranch-Rail, 18 and Under W/T Trail, $100 Open W/T Trail and a new format of halter classes. Look for our showbill in this issue of the Corral. Don’t forget about signing up for our year end high point awards! We give out some fantastic awards for each class at the end of the year, for both champion and reserve. All you have to do to sign up for high point, is become a member! Individual membership is $20, and a family membership is $25. If you sponsor a class, you can have three extra points added
to a class of your choice! Class sponsorships are $20, and are tax deductible. Both membership and sponsorship forms are available on our Facebook page, and our website. On Feb. 8, we held our Annual Tack Swap at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. We had a wonderful turn out, selling out with over 80 vendors, and over 300 shoppers. We also had a wonderful amount of canned good donations that we will be able to donate to the food bank. A big thank you to everyone who came out as a vendor and shopped! It was wonderful to see everyone again and spend the day after the holidays and winter season. We hope you will join us again next year!
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Good friends, great horses, and hopefully sunny weather will be upon us soon!
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Dusty Boots Riding Club
New Double Point Show in 2020 PRESIDENT, Billy Jo Brown; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Jason Brown; TREASURER, Donna Rohrer; SECRETARY, Tonya Wilson; EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www. dustybootsridingclub.com
This time of year it is hard to look forward into show season with the weather as it is, but as we are looking forward to our 2020 show season and winter coming to an end, we cannot forget the successes of the 2019 show season. The 2019 show season was also Dusty Boots Riding Club 75th anniversary of putting on horse shows. We are looking forward to many more years of putting on shows for our members and exhibitors as we continue into the 2020 show season with some new and exciting things to look forward to. Our officers and active members are getting ready for our annual awards banquet.
The banquet will be held on March 21 at Garden Brook Banquet Center in Cortland, Ohio. We will be giving out awards for 2019, announcing our Royalty for 2020, having dinner, a Chinese auction, DJ, dancing and a photographer. Our invitations have been sent out but as always, all are welcome. Banquet reservation forms and banquet book ad forms are on our Facebook page and website. We cannot wait to see everyone at the banquet and celebrate what a great year we had in 2019. Dusty Boots Youth Team will be hosting a table at our awards banquet. If you know any youth interested in joining come see our table or see any Youth Team member for more information. This year we are already working hard and looking forward to another successful and fun show season. We have added rookie classes to our showbill for first year lope/canter exhibitors for one year only. Also again this year we are having our team tournament, versatility, and ride for the cure class, as our
exhibitors have had much fun competing in them. Something new we are doing this year is a double point show that we will be not pulling until after our last show. The qualifying shows for a chance at being a double point show will be any show held at Jefferson. 2020 NEOHA show dates sponsored by Dusty Boots Riding Club are June 14 (Jefferson); June 20-21 (Harlansburg, Pa.); July 4-5 (Jefferson); Aug. 23 (Blue Lakes) and Aug. 30 (Jefferson). Dusty Boots Riding Club would like to thank all our 2019 sponsors and workers over and over again for a successful year. From anyone who helped work our shows in the office, the ring, on the grounds or as a sponsor for the year we greatly appreciate it. Without all these people we would not be as successful as we are. We are hoping our 2019 sponsors will sponsor us again in 2020 and support us in growing. Sponsor information and forms can be found on our Facebook page, NEOHA, or our website,
www.dustybootsridingclub. com. Our sponsors receive many advertising and promotional opportunities at our events and horse shows throughout the year. We would like to say a special thank you to both Big D’s and Schneider’s Saddlery for their continuous support of Dusty Boots Riding Club. If you are looking to become a member or get more involved our membership forms are now available on our website also with our horse nomination forms to qualify for point show awards this year. If you are interested in joining Dusty Boots Riding Club or our Youth Team we do welcome everyone to our monthly meetings. Our monthly meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month at the Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center at 7 p.m. To stay up to date on our shows, activities and other information visit our Facebook page NEOHA or our website, www.dustybootsridingclub.com.
National Pole Bending Association
Many Exciting Youth Events Available for NPBA Members PRESIDENT, Steve Thomas VICE PRESIDENT, Chip Nicholson SECRETARY/TREASURER, Kristine Nagy EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.polebending.org
by Kristine Nagy NPBA is focusing a renewed energy on the youth in our association. We invited Courtney Peoples, a youth member from Kentucky, to participate in our last board of director’s meeting. Courtney came up with some amazing ideas for increasing youth interest and motivation. She is going to be inviting youth members from around the country to work together on several projects. Some early ideas she is working on include a pizza party social at the national championship show in May, a special awards category entwined with our new Triple Crown Stallion incentive just 10
for the youth members, and an increased presence on different social media formats. Another current youth initiative is our NPBA higher education scholarship. Each year we offer one member a $500 scholarship in memory of Bryar Jacob Angelo. The application and requirements for the program are available under forms at www. polebending.org. We are also excited to announce that we will be a qualifying body for the Jr. American Rodeo for the pole bending event. This is a huge honor for us. At this time our national finals and Labor Day Super Show are national Jr. American qualifiers for pole bending. More qualifying shows will be announced. Anyone 19 and under who might be interested in attending this event can see the web page or Facebook for qualifying details. We know that our future depends on today’s youth. We want to encourage and support them in as many ways as we can. March 2020
Ride In Sync
Rider Body Position Part 1 Dancing with Your Horse by Terry Myers We have had some requests to rerun this series of articles on rider body position. This is the first in a four-part series. Your 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 roadblock 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. 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 or more 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 constantly 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 Terry Myers of the shoulder and another line from the point of the hip to the bottom of the buttocks. Draw water. If your lower back is a third line from the withers to hollow or arched, your hips are the hip and a final line along the rolled forward, water will spill bottom line— point of shoulder to from the front of your bucket. the bottom of the buttocks. You This will cause your horse to be should have a trapezoid. If you heavier in the forehand because continue the line from the top of you have shifted your weight the withers and the line from the forward. Your horse will move hip up over the back, following with a hollow back, similar to the same angle, you will make a how you are sitting in the saddle. triangle. The point of the triangle If you sit on your pockets with is where the rider’s shoulders your legs forward, water will should be. If your shoulders are run out of the back of the bucket. in front of the point of the triangle, your horse will be heavy One final thing in the front end and will have difficulty to remember… rocking back and elevating for a good horses don’t make canter departure. If your shoulders are mistakes, people do. behind the point of the triangle, your horse may refuse to move forward. Ask a friend to help you Your shoulders will not be in the by watching your body position middle of the triangle discussed or doing a video you riding. above. In this position, if your When your horse is refusing or horse would disappear from resisting your aids, where are under you, you will land on your behind instead of on your feet. your shoulders? A balanced rider position is Women generally have more similar to an athletic stance and weight from the hips down so is the same for western and hunt they will naturally sit up slightly seat riders. The ear, shoulder, more than men, who have more hip and back of heel should be weight in the upper body. For proper seat position in in a direct line. If you envision a basketball player guarding an your saddle, try standing in opposing player, his knees are your stirrups and gently sinking bent and his body weight is sunk straight down into your saddle into his hips in an athletic stance. (not back), rolling your hips When a ballerina is in a plié, slightly into the seat. If you are the body is lowered while the still not balanced in the saddle, knees, hips and ankles are used make sure that your stirrups hang to balance the center of gravity correctly to allow your heel to hang directly under your hips. over the heels. Now, think of your hips like a Use these guidelines to determine bucket filled with water. Your whether you are riding in an hips should be able to hold S
Wayne County Saddle Club
2020 Show Dates PRESIDENT, Charlene Clark; VICE PRESIDENTS, Rich Gortner, Angie Didinger; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry; WEBSITE, waynecountysaddleclub.com
So far it’s been a dismal winter for weather; not much snow; lots of mud and plenty of clouds and rain accompanied by rollercoaster temperatures making it harder to stay healthy. Not very good for riding (outdoors at least). The good news is that, by the time you read this spring will be near if not here. Your Wayne County Saddle Club officers and directors have been meeting to prepare for 2020. The Spring Clean-Up is March 21 from 10 a.m. until finished (usually by midafternoon). Bring rakes, brooms, a few hand tools, shovels and chain saws too (if you have them). The rain/snow date is March 28, the following week. There’s always plenty to do. We make every effort to be sure everyone has work to do. Your time won’t be wasted. The 2020 show dates are complete except for the open ‘Speed Shows’ because we need to confirm dates with other sanctioning organizations. There will be three shows. And the current plan is for two of them to be held after the contest point shows and the other on a Friday night. When the dates are approved, I’ll have them for you next time. The rest of our dates are as follows: Contest Point Shows will start at 10 a.m. with Walk-
Trot and the running events will not start before noon. May 16, May 30, July 18, Aug. 8, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, and Oct. 10. October 19 is reserved as a catch up date if two regular shows get cancelled. Rich Gortner is VP in charge of Contest, 330/4661171. Pleasure Point Shows will start at 10 a.m. May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug. 1. August 22 will be reserved as a make-up if two regular shows are cancelled. Contact Angie Didinger, VP of Pleasure, 330/201-1022. Contest Fun Shows all start at 7 p.m. April 17, May 8, May 29, June 5, July 17, July 31, Aug. 7, Aug. 28, and Oct. 9. Contact Leanne Louive, 330/844-4041. The ‘Roundup’ is scheduled for Oct. 3 and 4. Details for the events will appear later. The worship group continues to welcome everyone for Sundays at 11 a.m. No matter how ‘dismal’ the weather—the forecast for 2020 for the Hollow is bright with plenty going on. So far, I’ve counted 25 events with more likely as the need/desire arises. So, as I always say – Why not join us?! ~Stan
Dancing with Your Horse (continued) athletic stance and allowing your horse freedom of movement. One final thing to remember… horses don’t make mistakes, people do. If you try to keep this philosophy in the forefront of your mind, you will have a better chance of reaching your goals. How can you ride with better body position that will help your horse? Join me next month to discuss the position of the rider’s leg position. Happy Dancing! Questions about this or any of our articles can be emailed to us March 2020
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 45 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ Ride-In-Sync methods as well as clinic and training services/products available, visit Myers at www.tmtrainingcenter. com and on Facebook. HORSEMEN’S CORRAL
Pinto Horse Association of Ohio
Congratulations to the 2019 Award Winners PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett VICE PRESIDENT, Tammy Braden SECRETARY, Desiree Herchek TREASURER, Amy Leibold EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.ohiopinto.net
by Jodie Ricks The 2019 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Awards Banquet was held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Cedar Corner Complex in Sandusky, Ohio, with members and their families in attendance and awards presented to the 2019 PtHAO award winners. PtHAO show announcer and host for the night, Justin Spencer, kicked off the night by inviting the PtHA Hall of Fame member and PtHAO Director, Pete Thornton, to lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner. The 2020 PtHAO President, Kaylee Clagett followed the evening’s meal by reflecting on her new role as president and recognized the outgoing president, Megan Herner. Kaylee and the
Board of Directors presented Megan with an appreciation gift for her years of dedication and service to Ohio Pinto. The 2019 PtHAO Queen, Allison Roath crowned the 2020 PtHAO Queen, Kimberly Griggy. Also crowned during the evening was the 2020 Princess, Madison Wade; 2020 Prince, Wyatt Wolery and 2020 Sweetheart, Emma Thornton. The PtHAO Youth Club recognized their newly formed 2019 Officers and Board of Directors. 2019 PtHAOYC President, Kimberly Griggy gave an emotional message reflecting back on all her involvement with PtHAO. Jordan Melegari, 2020 PtHAOYC President presented Kimberly an appreciation gift for her term as president. The PtHAO Youth awarded the 2019 PtHAOYC Sportsmanship Award to Kimberly Griggy and recognized their 2019-2020 PtHA national directors, Jordan Melegari and Kimberly Griggy. Kimberly then joined Justin Spencer on stage to present the 2019 year-end awards and rotating trophies to more than 45
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PtHAO exhibitors/members. The evening concluded with bowling, laser tag and some axe throwing. Want to be a part of the fun next year? Join PtHAO at one of our upcoming shows: May 2-3 at the University of Findlay, May 2324 at Fulton County Fairgrounds, July 25-26 at the University of Findlay, Aug. 1-2 in New Castle, Ind., and Sept. 26-27 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds. For full details, visit the Pinto Horse of Association’s website at www.ohiopinto.net. 2019 OPEN DIVISION OPEN HALTER - STOCK/HUNTER GELDINGS: 1. Watch Me Repeat, Kaylee Altman; 2. CR Time Machine, Allison Kirk. OPEN HALTER - STOCK/HUNTER MARES: 1. Ima Real Royal Flush, Debbie Slocombe; 2. Guaranteed Sweetheart, Jodie Ricks. OPEN HALTER - PLEASURE TYPE: 1. Hollywood Spotlight, Ruth Scherer. OPEN PONY/MINI HALTER: 1. Blue Ice MTP Drakkar, Stacy Zerbe; 2. Jordans Czar, Morgan Merlini. OPEN COLOR - TOBIANO: 1. Guaranteed Sweetheart, Jodie Ricks; 2. Got To Love My Assets, Kristine Roath. OPEN COLOR - OVERO: 1. CR Time Machine, Allison Kirk; 2. Ima Real Royal Flush, Debbie Slocombe. OPEN PONY/MINI COLOR: 1. Penelope of Stoney Hill, Edith Kuns; 2. Gander Hill California Chromin, Cindy Myers. OPEN PERFORMANCE - ENGLISH: 1. Watch Me Repeat, Kaylee Altman; 2. Krymsum Investment, Jamie Stohlman. OPEN PERFORMANCE - WESTERN: 1. Magically Ziplicious, Jordan Melegari; 2. Good God Oh Mighty, Roger Altman. OPEN PERFORMANCE HORSE PLEASURE/SADDLE TYPE: 1. Hollywood Spotlight, Ruth Scherer. OPEN PONY/MINI PERFORMANCE: 1. Gander Hill California Chromin, Cindy Myers; 2. Doughty Valley Beauty, Edith Kuns. 2019 AMATUER DIVISION AMATEUR HALTER: 1. Watch Me Repeat, Kaylee Altman; 2. Ima Real Royal Flush, Debbie Slocombe. AMATEUR PONY/MINI HALTER: 1. Jordans Czar, Morgan Merlini; 2. Blue Ice MTP Drakkar, Stacy Zerby. AMATEUR COLOR - TOBIANO: 1. Impressive Invitation, Kelly Johnson; 2. Got To Luv My Assets, Kristine Roath. AMATEUR COLOR - OVERO: 1. Ima Real Royal Flush, Debbie Slocombe; 2. Krymsum Investment, Shirley DuRocher. NOVICE AMATEUR PERFORMANCE: 1. CR Time Machine, Allison Kirk; 2. Guaranteed Sweetheart, Jodie Ricks. AMATEUR WALK-TROT PERFORMANCE: 1. Scent To Be Fancy, Richard Cribbs; 2. Krymsum Investment, Shirley Durocher. AMATEUR PONY/MINI PERFORMANCE: 1. Gander Hill California Chromin, Cindy Myers; 2. Doughty Valley Beauty, Edith Kuns. JUNIOR ENGLISH PERFORMANCE: 1. A Total Sensation, Taylor Schrock; 2. CR Time Machine, Allison Kirk.
SENIOR AMATEUR ENGLISH PERFORMANCE: 1. Watch Me Repeat, Kaylee Altman; 2. Vested Sensation, Traci Bousman. ELITE AMATEUR ENGLISH PERFORMANCE: 1. Good God Oh Mighty, Susan Gibson; 2. Ima Real Royal Flush, Debbie Slocombe. JUNIOR AMATEUR WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. A Total Sensation, Taylor Schrock; 2. Delux Image Of Zip, Kristen Freitag. SENIOR AMATEUR WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. Vested Sensation, Traci Bousman; 2. Watch Me Repeat, Kaylee Altman. ELITE AMATEUR WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. Out LastNight, Karen Abbey; 2. Good God Oh Mighty, Susan Gibson. YOUTH DIVISION YOUTH HALTER: 1. Zee Zee Top, Parker VanDyke; 2. Lookin Like A Kid, Thomas Ternes. YOUTH HALTER - PONY/MINI: 1. Diamond In Disguise, Wyatt Wolery; 2. Doughty Valley Beauty, Hunter Wolery. YOUTH COLOR - TOBIANO: 1. Got To Luv My Assets, Allison Roath; 2. Ropein the Skyline, Rachel Vincent. YOUTH COLOR - OVERO: 1. Sheza Double Stuffed Heathen, Kimberly Griggy; 2. Zee Zee Top, Parker VanDyke. YOUTH NOVICE PERFOMANCE: 1. Sheza Double Stuffed Heathen, Kimberly Griggy; 2. Lookin Like A Kid, Thomas Ternes. YOUTH WALK-TROT PERFORMANCE: 1. SS Skip Too My Blue, Adyson Endland; 2. Magically Ziplicious, Oliva Madden. YOUTH PERFORMANCE - PONY/MINI: 1. Diamond In Disguise, Wyatt Wolery; 2. Doughty Valley Beauty, Hunter Wolery. YOUTH ENGLISH PERFORMANCE - YA 13 & UNDER: 1. Better Than Diamonds, Olivia Johnson. YOUTH ENGLISH PERFORMANCE - YA 14-18: 1. Magically Ziplicious, Jordan Melegari; 2. Zee Zee Top, Parker VanDyke. YOUTH WESTERN PERFORMANCE - YA 13 & UNDER: 1. Better Than Diamonds, Olivia Johnson. YOUTH WESTERN PERFORMANCE - YA 14-18: 1. Zee Zee Top, Parker VanDyke; 2. Magically Ziplicious, Jordan Melegari. 2019 SOLID DIVISION OPEN HALTER - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Hezaziptastic Diesel, Amber Madden; 2. Earresistibly Hot, Madison Wade. OPEN PERFORMANCE - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Hezaziptastic Diesel, Amber Madden; 2. Miss Flamboyant, Shannon Dillinger. AMATEUR HALTER - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Hezaziptastic Diesel, Amber Madden; 2. Miss Flamboyant, Shannon Dillinger. AMATEUR ENGLISH PERFORMANCE - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Hezaziptastic Diesel, Amber Madden; 2. Miss Flamboyant, Shannon Dillinger. AMATEUR WESTERN PERFORMANCE - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Hezaziptastic Diesel, Amber Madden; 2. Miss Flamboyant, Shannon Dillinger. YOUTH HALTER - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Earresistibly Hot, Madison Wade. YOUTH PERFORMANCE - SOLID REGISTRY: 1. Earresistibly Hot, Madison Wade.
Never Stop Learning at Equine Affaire Hone your horsemanship skills by learning from the best at Equine Affaire in Ohio. With education at its heart and the equine industry as its canvas, there’s no better place to learn more about horses than Equine Affaire. In addition to educational forums and interactive exhibits designed to educate youth and beginners, Equine Affaire offers a robust schedule of educational clinics, demonstrations and seminars for equestrians from every discipline and skill level. Plan your trip to Columbus, Ohio, today to visit the Ohio Expo Center on April 2-5, for the opportunity to learn firsthand from some of the industry’s best and brightest clinicians during Equine Affaire. This year’s event showcases the knowledge and talents of Jonathan Field, Craig Cameron, Warwick Schiller, Tik Maynard, Lynn Palm, Jonath Robles and Jim Thomas, plus dozens of other disciplinespecific clinicians. With clinics covering everything from general training and horsemanship to core strengthening and yoga for horses, there’s a session for everyone. Best of all, attendance for all clinics is included in the price of general admission—just $15/day for adults or $50 for a four-day pass, while tickets for children (7-10) are $8/ day and children six-and-under attend for free. Purchase your tickets today by visiting equineaffaire.com and enjoy the added convenience of new digital ticket delivery. At Equine Affaire in Ohio, make sure to attend one of Jonathan Field’s sessions on general training and horsemanship. When he isn’t at home on his ranch north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Jonathan Field travels throughout North America sharing his ‘Inspired by Horses’ horsemanship program and working with students of all riding levels. Though his initial equestrian pursuits were within the English realm, he transitioned years ago to become a working cowboy. Following an industrial accident at the age of only 19, horses played a crucial role in Field’s recovery—both physically and mentally. This tragedy cemented his dedication to horses and his desire to ‘give back to the world of horses’ by building his career around them and sharing what he has learned. Craig Cameron’s motivational and entertaining speaking style focuses on the training principles of patience and understanding. A life-long rancher, working cowboy and horse trainer, Craig Cameron has developed a keen understanding of the Western lifestyle and discipline. After years of bull riding on the professional rodeo circuit and successfully operating his cattle business, Cameron decided to give something back to the horse by devoting his time and talents to training horses. By honing his horsemanship skills and conducting clinics throughout North America and beyond, Cameron has become a household name in the horse industry. His work has earned him the prestigious American Cowboy Culture Working Cowboy of the Year award. Currently Cameron can be found hosting a horse training program as well as his Extreme Cowboy Races on RFD-TV and at equine venues throughout the country and working on his Double Horn Ranches in Bluff Dale, Texas, and Lincoln, N.M. Although Warwick Schiller grew up riding Quarter Horses in Australia, he has called the United States home for almost 30 years. An accomplished reining competitor, Schiller has multiple championship titles in the United States and Australia, including being a member of the 2010 and 2018 Australian Reining Teams at the World Equestrian Games. In addition to training his own horses, Schiller is passionate about working with riders from all disciplines to help them improve their communication and relationship with their horse. In 2012, he began to record his training methods for everything from starting young horses to retraining problem horses. Originally started on a YouTube channel, the Warwick Schiller Performance Horsemanship Online Video Library now hosts more than 500 videos and 300 hours of training footage with more than 20 million views. Though his home base is in Hollister, Calif., Schiller spends a lot of time on the road conducting clinics throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Eventer and natural horsemanship advocate Tik Maynard is a fifth generation equestrian from Vancouver, Canada. He spent his youth riding in Pony Club, where he got involved in Tetrathlon, a sport that incorporates running, swimming, shooting, and riding. He eventually found his way to Modern Pentathlon competitions, which include all of the sports that make up Tetrathlons, plus fencing. Maynard spent six years competing in the Modern Pentathlon on the Canadian National Team and was a member of the Canadian team at the 2007 Pan American Games, three World Championships, and 11 World 16
Cups before focusing his competitive sights on eventing. He was longlisted for the Canadian eventing team for the 2012 London Olympics and is currently long-listed for the national eventing team. Maynard conducts eventing and natural horsemanship clinics throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. For 50 years, Lynn Palm has championed the partnership of horse and rider. An international clinician, she travels extensively from her facilities at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Fla., where she and her husband, Cyril Pittion-Rossillon, teach the fundamentals of their Palm Equestrian Academy. Palm is an American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) judge and holds her USEF R Western Dressage judges license. Continuing to compete in both United States Dressage Federation and Western Dressage Association of America shows, her competition record is second to none. Palm was a special guest performer at the 1996 Olympics and was named 2000 AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2003, she was the recipient of Equine Affaire’s Exceptional Equestrian Educator Award, and she was titled Horsewoman of the year in 2007 by the American Quarter Horse Association. Palm presented as a clinician and entertainer at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and the 2017 FEI World Cup Finals. Like many trainers, Jonath Robles grew up with a passion for horses. Though he put his passion on hold to attend the University of Oregon and earn a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, his education ultimately influenced his training methods. Robles researched why certain people were more successful in life than others—namely due to opportunity, education, and having the right connections—and implemented those ideas into the world of horses. Out of his J. R. Horse Training in Newberg, Oreg., Robles specializes in colt starting, western dressage, reining, and working with ‘problem’ horses. After being exposed to horse trainers that used a lot of old school cowboy training methods, which seemed more cruel than effective in his eyes, Robles became fascinated with natural horsemanship, and now uses it as the driving teaching method in his training. When he’s not training or teaching clinics, Robles enjoys competing in colt starting competitions. Robles was named the Colt Starting Reserve Champion during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2016. Jim Thomas has spent his entire life surrounded by horses, but it wasn’t until his retirement from the U.S. Army in 2007 that he began training horses full-time. That same year, he competed in his first Extreme Mustang Makeover, which became a pivotal point in his horsemanship journey. After training that mustang, Thomas earned a reputation for being able to work with wild or difficult horses. He has trained almost 100 mustangs since then and continues to compete in the Extreme Mustang Makeover every year. Outside of working with horses and riders of all disciplines on his ranch in Pittsboro, N.C., Thomas conducts clinics, writes articles for Southeast Equine and Carolina Hoofbeats, and is currently working on a book. He has also served in various positions as a North Carolina Horse Council Executive Board Member and is a member of the Chatham County Equine Advisory Board. Attendees at the 2020 Equine Affaire in Ohio will also have the opportunity to learn from: Jonathon Millar, hunter/jumper; Jeremy Steinberg, dressage; Kevin Oliver, reining and trail; Tik Maynard, eventing; Kristin Weaver-Brown, barrel racing; Liz Austin, dressage; Heidi Potter, Centered Riding®; Lynn Palm, western dressage; Rick Christy, Western horsemanship and hunter under saddle; Suzy Stafford, driving; Simon Cocozza, core strengthening and yoga for horses; Gary Lane, easy gaited horses; Sarah Track, saddleseat; Jerry Paulsen, veteran equine assisted activities; Paul Garrison, mules; Heidi McLaughlin, overcoming fear; The Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team, drill teams; The 6th Ohio Mounted Buglers and 2nd Cavalry Brigade, mounted cavalry. Tickets for Equine Affaire in Ohio are on sale now at equineaffaire. com. After purchase, electronic tickets will be delivered via email. Store your electronic ticket on your phone for scanning upon arrival or print at home and present your printed tickets at the gate. For additional information about Equine Affaire, including demo schedules, host hotels, and more, visit equineaffaire.com or call the Equine Affaire office at 740/ 845-0085 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.
Ohio Morgan Horse Association
2020 Members Packets Have Been Mailed PRESIDENT, Alyssa Rose VICE PRESIDENT, Elizabeth Thomas SECRETARY, Nancy Rinz TREASURER, Elizabeth Burick WEBSITE, www.ohiomorganhorse.com
by Susan Walker Well this month, I must confess I let my publication deadline sneak up on me. So, I find myself trying to write this column and watching the Academy Awards show at the same time. Not only is this the awards season for the entertainment industry, but the horse business as well. I have been seeing quite a few of our OMHA members posting photos of 2019 high point award certificates won by their horses or riders. Well done and congratulations to all of you who have been nationally recognized! ‘Horse World’ magazine has awarded our board member/ horse show manager, Sandy
Sessink, as the 2019 Horse Show Manager of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that Sandy has been chosen for this honor. The same publication also named our Buckeye Morgan Challenge show as the 2019 Reserve Best Non-Regional Horse Show. And speaking of academy, (how is that for a lead in?) the last of the winter tournament shows will be taking place this month. Unfortunately, the January show had to be cancelled due to inclement weather, but that was the only ‘snow day’ to impact the schedule. I hear that the other shows have been well attended and well received. A food drive was held in conjunction with the February show, with a prize of a free stall for the March tournament for the person donating the most food. The participants in this series of shows are not only having fun and riding horses, and they are not only learning about horsemanship and sportsmanship, but they are learning about community involvement and giving back. All
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in all, what a great experience! Big thanks go to Doug Thomas who generously donated a tote chest for hauling food booth supplies back and forth from these tournaments. Membership secretary, Carol Selinsky has mailed the 2020 members packets, containing a membership application and high point enrollment forms. One new thing for 2020—we are hoping to put together an online membership directory for those who want to be listed. This is planned to be a convenient way for members to access contact numbers for other members. And there is still the opportunity to advertise a farm, stallion or horse, training barn or lesson program on the ohiomorgan.com website for a year at a modest fee. Soon it will be time to put the past glories of 2019 behind and competition will begin in earnest for 2020. You will want to make sure your membership has been renewed and your high point participants are enrolled so that any points earned are tabulated from the beginning of the season. Have you heard the joke where one farmer asks another, “what do you grow on your farm?” and the answer is, “I grow Mud. I have a mud farm.” From our experience, it has been a great
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Black Swamp Driving Club Waiting to Drive PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Emmons SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE, www.blackswampdrivingclub.com
by Mary Thomas One of the major concerns for carriage drivers is “where to drive.” Many used to drive country roads, but an increase in traffic, along with the ignoring of SMV signs, has made many roads unsafe for equine use. Some drivers are fortunate enough to own enough land to build their own trails or driving areas. Occasionally farmers will allow their tractor lanes to be used, although often requiring paperwork releasing them from liability issues. Many state, county, and local parks and recreational areas have equine use trails, but in many cases these are for riders only. There are definitely trails that are not
suitable for driving—too narrow, too steep, too rough. But in other cases, driving is not permitted because the sight of a carriage may frighten some horses. So what’s a driver to do? Here’s a few suggestions. 1. Join an equine group, gently advocating for access to safe trails. 2. Offer to provide chances for ridden horses to be desensitized to carriages. 3. Take opportunities to speak about or demonstrate the fun of driving. Frank Bugner, longtime farrier and exhibitor of top show horses, has invited BSDC members to stop by his place to see his restoration of an antique horsedrawn tanker. Frank has restored several antique cars which he has brought to BSDC drives, and he’d love to see his tanker hitched to a pair of draft horses, mobile once more. Black Swamp Driving Club is an affiliate of the Carriage Association of America and on Jan. 23-25 near Washington, DC,
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by Anna Chadwick The Knox County Horse Park (7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio) had their first meeting for the 2020 year on Feb. 1 at the First Baptist Church, 303 Edgewood Road in Mount Vernon. A Trustee meeting was held Jan. 6. The first fun show of the year will be the Walk/Trot Fun Show on April 11. We have moved the planned garage sale on April 25 to April 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All but one of the fun shows
this year will be held the second Saturday of the month starting at noon. The shows are April 11 Walk-Trot, May 9 Cowboy vs Cowgirl Challenge, June 13 Speed Show, July 11, Aug. 8, the September show has been changed from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19 due to a conflict (Sept. 13 is the Fredericktown Tomato Show Parade and Sept. 14 is the Delaware All Horse Parade), Oct. 10 Halloween show. The normal KCHP meetings have changed for the summer months: March 7 meeting will be held at the First Baptist Church, the April through October meetings will be at the Horse Park on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.; November and December will be back to the first Saturday of the month at 6.30 p.m. with covered dish and meeting at 7 p.m. The KCHP Club is expanding the arena and will be ready for the first fun show of the year. Please plan to attend and see the new arena! March 2020
Geauga Horse and Pony Association
Horse Education with Clinics and Workshops in 2020 PRESIDENT, Niki Barry TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Carmella Shale WEBSITE, www.ghpa.us
by Paige Belew GHPA’s horse education is changing! Catie Sonnie is bringing a new focus to our education initiatives. Read below to find out more about the exciting clinics conducted by world renowned trainers and the new workshops being offered. OBBIE SCHLOM CLINIC Our popular Obbie Schlom Clinic is back and scheduled for June 24-26 at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. The clinic will be built upon what riders would like to accomplish with their horses; Obbie can do it all. Starting Wednesday, two time slots are offered, 9-12 and 1-3, with six riders each. Thursday and Friday are horsemanship skills for all breeds where six riders can participate per session. Cows can be provided if enough riders are interested. On Thursday night there will be a flag clinic with two sessions with five riders each. Be sure to register as soon as possible because the spots fill up fast. ART O’BRIEN CLINIC GHPA will also be holding a clinic with AQHA judge and performance horse trainer Art O’Brien on May 16 and 17. During the day on Saturday Art will focus on ranch riding and ranch trail, the limit is 10 riders. During the evening Art will host a workshop, All About Bits, there is no limit to the number of attendees. On Sunday there will be an all-around pattern class, where you will ride for the first session, then Art will explain from a judge’s point of view, and finally, you will perform a pattern and be scored. There is a ten rider limit to the pattern session as well.
Online registration will open on March 15. WORKSHOPS New this year are workshops! Workshops are a smaller clinic that does not include riding but is an educational classroom experience. We have already held several including, Horse Showing 101 and Boots, Splints, and Wraps. Thank you Schneiders for donating to these events. Every GHPA member who attended these workshops is entered into a drawing for a Schneider’s gift certificate! Our next workshop, Baby Boom!, is April 29 at 6:30 p.m. AnKat Training in Newbury will be hosting. There are many more to come so be sure to watch our Facebook for sign-ups. STAY UP TO DATE ON CLUB ACTIVITIES Check the GHPA website, www.ghpa.us, for updates and clinics. You can also find membership forms, rules, and links to horse-related topics. General membership meetings are on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Geauga County Fairgrounds Education Building. Find out more information about our youth group, Saddles and Spurs, on our website or by contacting Debbie Schwartz or Chelsea Nau Workman. Other ways to follow GHPA like us on Facebook, Geauga Horse & Pony Assoc.; Twitter: @ GHPAhorseshows; Instagram: GHPAhorseshows. A HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS GHPA would like to thank Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Bucks program. Likewise; thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous donations. We really appreciate all that both of these fine companies provide for us. Thank you to all the jackpot class sponsors.
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by Jan Wolfin Congratulations to MTRA! 2019 was a busy year for the Michigan Trail Riders Association. The numbers have been calculated and 85 MTRA members donated 2,425 volunteer hours of labor and use of their personal equipment. This
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On the Fence Tips for a Smooth Installation Part 3 of 4 by Lisa Kiley
y now, you have hopefully been able to pick the right type of fencing for your property and your herd. Now it’s time to get everything installed so that you can put it to work and provide a safe space for your horses to enjoy and provide you with peace of mind. Although we will focus on the do-it-yourselfer here, there are a few things to keep in mind when working with installers: As we mentioned earlier in the series, getting on the schedule early is very important. It’s also necessary to have a realistic plan about when the work will be completed. Plan for delays, sometimes the weather doesn’t work out. In the busy season, it may be another project that got delayed that will end up making yours run behind. Checking an installers references shouldn’t just be limited to the quality of work, but also the quality of communication during the process. For those of you who are planning on tackling the installation on your own, here are some tips that can make the process go smoothly: Educate Yourself: Read the written materials that come with your fencing supplies and seek out installation videos. If you still have questions, reach out to the supplier or manufacturer directly to talk out issues. Hitting a point where the installation may be faulty or incorrect will just end up causing more issues down the line, so it’s worth it to stop and figure out what the solution is rather than going forward and making mistakes that could have been avoided. Installation Timeline: Even though the time of season may have already been determined. It helps to sit down and plot out what days are open to work on the project, then plan some rain days. If you will need to rent items, you can save money if you plan to get them for the appropriate days rather than from the start of the project. A timeline can also make it easier to organize help from family and friends, if needed. Don’t Skimp on the Foundation: The foundation of a fence is properly installed corners, starts and stops. Posts that are not appropriately set will diminish the strength of the fence. Having to re-set post is costly and difficult, so ensuring they are installed properly the first time is essential. Sometimes, even if the plan is to install the fence yourself, getting professional help with driving the post can be an option that can make the process easier while keeping your budget in check. Getting Charged Up: For electric fencing, ground rods need
to be applied in the lowest, wettest area of the pasture 10’ to 12’ apart, generally three is the recommended number of rods for horse fence. The charger selection must be powerful enough for the pasture size, or horses will not respect it. When taking wire underground for gate openings, a minimum of 12” is recommended. To protect the wire and make it easier to maintain, it should be put in conduit. In areas that will be driven over, it needs to be placed deeper and conduit should always be used. Good Tension: When using diamond wire mesh, horse fence, coated wire, braided rope or tape, the ideal tension can vary. A fence stretcher is needed for woven, no climb and welded wire to properly tension, as those styles require, and keep them from sagging. Other styles of fencing need less tension to work properly, which will prevent them from over stressing connectors and the fence material which can lead to premature breakage. Braided rope fencing can be tensioned with a hand tensioner. Flex rails and coated wire typically use a barrel tensioner system. Although each fencing installation will pose its own set of challenges, installing fence can be educational, economical and rewarding. With a little research, planning and hard work, your horses will be enjoying their new pastures in no time. Next month, we will conclude our series by talking about some important maintenance reminders to keep your fence looking great and properly functioning for years to come. 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
by Robert Eversole
any guidebooks, most maps, and the entire www.TrailMeister website are devoted to a series of squiggly lines. We study those streaks of ink, dream of being on them, and spend an inordinate amount of money to get to and follow them. Those of us that enjoy a life spent out of doors, and especially trail riders, spend a large amount of time on trails. But have we stopped for a moment to appreciate those who create and maintain the trails beneath us? I’m not sure how many trail miles I’ve covered over the years. Between day rides, frequent pack trips into wilderness areas, and even a few backpacking excursions over the past decades, I’d venture that the number foots well into the thousands, perhaps even into five digit territory. Generally those miles have been made with little thought to the origins of the trails. Instead I often think about the upcoming views, the quality of the fishing, and where the next place to water the mules lies in the distance ahead. Despite the time I spend on the trail I rarely consider the hard work and efforts that go into creating the paths that grant us access into these hallowed places. Aren’t trails meant to be unnoticed? If you believe that your land managers (or trail fairies, take your pick) are able to maintain trails I can tell you about a Gilligan’s Island trip into the Pasayten Wilderness where a 3 hour ride became an 8 hour ordeal of trail clearing. This past summer I had the opportunity to join groups of concerned riders for work projects across the Pacific Northwest. People from hundreds of miles away loaded their trucks and trailers to join together to clear trail, rebuild equestrian camps, and reconstruct bridges in the Wilderness, with members of Back Country Horsemen of America. 28
Every work party begins with a greeting from piles of tools, and materials. After a safety briefing, we make our way to our work site and begin the task at hand. From removing ancient nails from a rotting bridge deck to mixing concrete for new highline posts, we labored, occasionally taking breaks to admire our handy work. Trail work is hard. Foot by foot, often inch by painstaking inch. Occasionally it goes quickly. More often it’s a slow laborious slog. Every time I volunteer for a trail work party I’m always amazed at the time and dedication that even a modest project requires. When I’m riding I move past wooden bridges, cleared downfall, and water-bars without pause. It’s the time spent helping build and maintaining these structures that puts this into perspective and reminds me of the efforts that went into them. For the past 46 years the Back Country Horsemen of America have been working to maintain trails on public lands across the nation. From raising funds and awareness, to influencing policies with land managers, they’ve been on the ground, leading trail projects and educating trail users. Keeping horse trails and camps open involves not just the national organization but also state and local chapters of BCHA, all working together as stewards of local trails. The hard work of these groups creates pathways for horsemen to access the beautiful and remote places that we all crave. Their trail work provides safe passage through rugged landscapes that would otherwise be impassable and lost to future generations. So, the next time you’re out enjoying a trail ride, remember to give a thank you to the volunteers that made it possible. If you happen to be enjoying the Ken Wilcox Horse Camp or pack into the Pasayten Wilderness across the bridges on Robinson Creek keep an eye open for the new picnic tables and the rebuilt bridge. Some of us are still sore from the efforts. Better yet, please be active in keeping your trails open. Join a trail advocacy organization and fight to protect the wild places that you love. As always for the world’s largest guide to horse trails and camps visit www.TrailMeister.com with 3000 areas listed! Driving directions, trail maps, GPS tracks, and much more. Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www. TrailMeister.com. When he’s not speaking with horse and mule riders at events across the US, writing regular feature columns in leading equine publications including the Horsemen’s Corral, Robert can be found riding and packing trail maintenance crews into wilderness areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Central Ohio Saddle Club Association
Showbills Posted on COSCA Website PRESIDENT, Mandy Dacek VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Zielinski SECRETARY, Debbie Balan TREASURER, Bob Huff EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.coscaonline.com
by Mandy Dacek Our annual banquet is fast approaching! Come celebrate with us! The banquet is Saturday, March 20 at the Gateway Event Center in North Canton. Social hour starts at 6 p.m., and there is a buffet dinner, a DJ and dancing, raffles, and a great chance to catch up with the horse show friends you haven’t seen since Round Up! Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for kids under 13. Ticket request forms can be found at www.coscaonline.com/ banquet. Contact Mandy Dacek for all of your ticket needs. Hope to see you there! We have showbills posted to our website for the COSCA Benefit Show, COSCA Summer Sizzler and COSCA Open Show.
(Remember there are shows put on by COSCA and others that are put on by other clubs and approved for COSCA points). We have some new classes this season and we are excited for 2020! We will also be adding the showbills from the shows approved for COSCA year end points so please keep checking our website! The Youth division of COSCA has the motto ‘The Future Rides With Us.’ Our future is bright based on the two young ladies we shine our spotlight on this month. The 2019 Youth 13 and Under Champion is Ryleigh Balan and OFW Validate. ‘Ricky’ is a 9 year old dark bay Arabian gelding. Ryleigh is 13 and has been riding since the age of 6. Ryleigh and Ricky had a fabulous season in 2019. It’s hard to believe this is their first season as a pair! They showed in all the 13 and under youth classes as well as Arabian classes. They made a formidable pair in not only the 13 and under classes but Arabian and Open classes as well. Ryleigh and Ricky were also All Around Arabians and Ricky was the 2019 Horse
Ryleigh Balan and OFW Validate. Photo credit: JEM photography
of the Year! Ryleigh keeps busy when she’s not riding by being a conscientious seventh grader. She also is in the bowling league as well as Horse Bowl team. Congratulations on a great 2019 show season, Ryleigh Balan and OFW Validate! The 2019 Youth 13 and Under Reserve Champion is Olivia Boyle and Blue Light Special. ‘Petey’ is a 9 year old POA gelding. Olivia and her trusty steed had a great 2019 show season. They are a very versatile pair. They showed in showmanship, hunt seat classes and even ranch classes too! They did very well this season
Olivia Boyle Photo credit: JEM photography
earning year end awards in the classes they showed in this year. In addition to their success on the COSCA circuit, they have had successes at the All American Youth Show! School and horse shows keep Olivia busy, but she has been known to have some fun on the soccer field as well! Congratulations on a great 2019 show season, Olivia Boyle and Blue Light Special! Don’t forget to turn in your membership and sign up for points. Who knows…a future spotlight could shine on you and your horse!
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Colorado Ranger Horse Association
2019 Saddle Log Results PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, www.coloradoranger.com EMAIL, email@example.com
by Monica Doddato Chairperson Sarah Craig recently announced the 2019 Saddle Log Results as follow: Youth Most Hours: Alexandrea LaValley. Adult Most Hours:
Susie Sulla. Youngest Rider: Ryder Snow. 300 hours: Alie Brody and Alex LaValley. 200 hours: Alie Brody, Eryn Hicks, Alex LaValley, Victoria LaValley, Charmaine Wulff. 100 hours: Ayanna Borland, Maya Borland, Vicki Borland, Sarah Craig, Madysen Guay, Susie Sulla, Charmaine Wulff. Random Drawing Winners were: Adult Drawing ($25): Vicki Cross, Youth Drawing ($25): Ryder Snow. Congratulations to all the participants and if you haven’t enrolled yet, please visit our website, www.coloradoranger.
com, for forms to enroll in all the programs for 2020! The Colorado Ranger Horse Association’s 47th National Show will be the Sept. 19 and 20, in Lock Haven, Pa. Tentative date for an open pleasure and games show will be Saturday, June 20. Tentative Friday evening open game shows on June 19, July 18 and Sept. 25. All four open shows will be held at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Mercer, Pa. Please mark your calendars, watch for confirmation of dates in future articles and plan to join us for some friendly and fun competition!
Alexandrea Lavalley earned the 2019 Saddle Log award for Youth Most Hours.
The Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University
Best of Luck to Graduating Seniors CAPTAINS, Ashley McClintock and Cheyenne Andres; SECRETARY, Kelsey Provident; TREASURER, Madelyn Hicks; PHONE, 724-9960640; EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org
by Ashley McClintock The Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University is very excited to announce their first home show at Storm Harbor Equestrian Center on March 7. The girls will be competing against West Virginia University, Youngstown State University, Clarion University and other colleges. The team has eight girls showing: Ashley McClintock in Open Horsemanship and Open Reining; Cheyenne Andres in Novice Horsemanship; Grace Joyce in Novice Horsemanship; Kassidi Good in Level II Horsemanship; Kelsey Provident in Beginner Horsemanship; Cara Buccini in Beginner Horsemanship; Dallas Starcher in Beginner Horsemanship and Morgan Allen in Beginner Horsemanship. The girls have been preparing
for this show since winter break. We would like to thank our coach, Ginger Caldwell, for helping us get ready for the upcoming shows. The eight ladies showing would also like to say thank you to the rest of their team for all the support leading up to this important show. We would like to put a spotlight on our graduating seniors this May. Best wishes to senior Cara Buccini and senior Madelyn Hicks. Your teammates would like to say thank you for a great season and good luck to both of you post-graduation. We will miss you next year! MARCH 7-8: Double show (7th) and Regionals (8th), Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA MARCH 21-22: Semi Finals, West Virginia University, Reedsville, WV
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Northern Ohio Dressage Association
The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is Introducing Three New Benefits for Members PRESIDENT, Barb Soukup VICE PRESIDENT, Arielle Brodkey TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Patti Valencic EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.nodarider.org
by Mosie Welch The Northern Ohio Dressage Association is introducing three new programs in 2020 that provide even more reason to join NODA or renew your membership now! NODA is offering a Professional Incentive Program, a NODA Schooling Show Medal Program, and a revamped Member Services Directory to benefit our members. NODA values their member professionals and is unveiling the Professional Incentive Program (PIP), designed to provide concrete appreciation to those member professionals who support adult amateurs and junior young riders at both
NODA schooling and recognized shows. PIP is designed to provide professionals who attend NODA events with their students the opportunity to earn points for every class a student competes in as well as every class the professional rides a client’s horse. PIP points are cumulative and can then be used like cash for any NODA clinic, schooling show, banquet, membership and even advertising. The PIP points are also transferrable at a professional’s discretion. NODA wants to thank member professionals and their support of dressage in northeast Ohio at NODA events. Without member professionals, NODA members could not achieve their goals. Get your PIP points in 2020! NODA is introducing the NODA Schooling Show Rider Medal Program in 2020. The medal program is designed to provide all members another incentive to improve their riding and move up the levels. Any member can work toward earning
a rider medal! Schooling show competitors will be able to earn a Bronze Medal at Intro level, a Silver Medal at First Level, and a Gold Medal at Third Level. Scores will count from year to year and are earned only by the rider regardless of what horse they are riding. Any test of the level may be ridden to earn the scores. Scores prior to 2020 cannot be used to earn medals. So, if you are a first level rider returning to intro to earn your bronze, you will be required to ride in the open division. Never planning to show recognized? You can still earn your rider medals with NODA! NODA is revamping their Member Services Directory in 2020 with four categories available for members to advertise their services: USEF/ USDF Professionals, Other Equestrian Services and Professions, Stable Listings, and Non-equestrian businesses and services. Members may be listed in one or more categories. The
2020 Member Services Directory will be printed in Issue 5 (May) 2020 NODA News and up on the NODA website beginning early May 2020 through April 2021. NODA News goes out to 300-plus members and the NODA website gets over 10,000 hits per year. The directory will not be updated on the website throughout the year—you must be a NODA member by April 10 to participate. NODA appreciates each of our members and is excited to highlight members who offer services and run businesses. NODA offers so many benefits! Scholarships for professionals, adult amateurs, and young riders; A scholarship with each championship year-end award, reduced fees at NODA events, educational programs, and so many more. You can find out about NODA’s member benefits and join NODA at www. nodarider.org. See you at a NODA event in 2020!
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Congratulations to our High Class Winners PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman; VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp; TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl; SECRETARY, Heather Collins; EMAIL, email@example.com; WEBSITE, www.ophc.org
by Roxann Rohrl Hello out there in Corral Land. Are you getting your horse show calendar up to date? There are so many great horsey swap meets going on! It is time to get those 2020 OPHC memberships to Kathleen Azzarello, 9715 Priem Road, Strongsville, Ohio 44149. The membership form is on our Facebook page and also on the website, ophc.org. Our website is still being worked on but it is not shut down. You can find the 2020 officers, directors and chairs listed on the website along with the membership form, awards banquet reservation form, and our show dates. The list of dates seem to be changing every month. Changes are good! Sheri Love is the chair for the awards banquet and wow, she really had some new ideas that all the winners are excited about. Youth, how important these Youth are to all of our organizations. We really want to honor them in a special way. Youth Walk Trot Showmanship, Youth Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle, Youth Walk Trot Equitation, Youth Walk Trot Western Pleasure, Youth Walk Trot Horsemanship and Trail were all won by Kayla Bernard riding MD On Call. Novice Youth Showmanship won by Landon Siefker with Color Me Blonde. Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Novice Youth Equitation, Novice Youth Western Pleasure, Novice Youth Horsemanship and Novice Youth Trail were won by Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Youth 18 & Under, Youth Performance Gelding won by Kayla Bernard with MD On Call and Reserve Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Youth Showmanship, Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Youth Equitation, Youth Western Pleasure, Youth Horsemanship, Youth Trail was won by Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Youth Solid Paint Bred Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Youth Equitation was won by Bailey McCaffrey with Burnt Cookies. Top Youth Walk Trot was Kayla Bernard with MD On Call. Top 2 Novice Youth were Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal and Landon Siefker with Color Me Blonde. Top Youth 18 & Under: Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal, Kayla Bernard MD On Call, Landon Siefker
with Color Me Blonde. Youth Solid Paint Bred: Bailey McCaffrey with Burnt Cookies. The Julie Sims Memorial Showmanship rotating trophy was won by Mary Beth Troy and Contender Unreal. Mike Anderson Memorial Western Pleasure Memorial rotating trophy: Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Carolyn Williams Memorial All Around Youth rotating trophy: Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. High Point Youth Performance Horse Contender Unreal with Mary Beth Troy. Amateur Walk Trot Showmanship won by Lauren Johnson with IB The Man In White, Reserve Sue Johnson with MSP Just A Dixie Star. Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle, Lauren Johnson with IB The Man In White. Walk Trot Western Pleasure: Lauren Johnson with IB The Man in White. Walk Trot Western Pleasure: Rick Vondenhuevel with AT Batt and Reserve Sue Johnson with MSP Just a Dixie Star. Walk Trot Horsemanship and Trail won by Sue Johnson with MSP Just A Dixie Star. Novice Amateur Showmanship: Nancy Vanco with Push The Boundaries, Reserve Amy Phillips with Hes Worth Repeating. Hunter Under Saddle: Nancy Vanco with Push The Boundaries. Novice Amateur Equitation: Caitlin Gordon with Howie Dance, Reserve Nancy Vanco with Push The Boundaries. Novice Amateur Western Pleasure: Caitlin Gordon with Howie Dance. Amateur Stallions: Penny Kleinschmidt with TK Invitedtothe party. Performance Geldings: Connie Runkle with MD On Call, Reserve Amy Phillips with Hes Worth Repeating. Senior Geldings: Patricia Wilson with MM Mighty Commander. Performance Mares: Rick Vondenhuevel with At Batt, Reserve Chelsea Shepanski with Betcha Ima Pleasure. Showmanship: Holly Elelberger with Good Directions, Reserve Lisa Walter with My Lucky Hour. Lungeline: Rick Vondenhuevel with Final At Batt, Reserve Penny Kleinschmidt with TK Initedtothe party. Hunter Under Saddle: Connie Runkle with MD On Call, Reserve Lisa Walter with My Lucky Hour. Equitation: Nancy Vanco with Push The Boundaries. Western Pleasure: Holly Ebelberger with Good Directions, Reserve Chelsea Shepanski with Betcha Ima Pleasue. Horsemanship: Lisa Walter with My Lucky Hour. Yearling In Hand Trail: Penny Kleinschmidt with TK Invitedtotheparty. Solid Paint Bred Geldings: Rachel Russell with Kissin Bad Girls. Performance Mares: Caitlin Gordon with The Broads A Mechanic. Showmanship Grand: Rachel Russel with Kissin Bad Girls, Reserve Caitlin Gordon with The Broads A Mechanic. Overall Top Amateurs: Walk Trot Lauren Hohnson with IB The Man In White, Sue Johnson with MSP Just A Dixie Star. Novice Amateurs: Caitlin Gordon with Howie Dance, Nancy Vanco with Push The Boundaries, Amy Phillips with Hes Worth Repeating.
Top Amateurs: Holly Ebelberger with Good Direections, Connie Runkle with MD On Call, Lisa Walter with My Lucky Hour, Clhelsea Shepanski with Petcha Ima Pleasure, Amy Phillips with Hes Worth Repeating. Amateur Solid Paint Bred: Caitlin Gordon with The Broads A Mechanic and Rachel Russell with Kissin Bad Girls. Jennifer A Fedoret Memorial Trophy Amateur Western Pleasure won by Holly Ebelberger with Good Directions. Ron Fille Memorial Trophy High Point Amateur won by Holly Ebelberger with Good Directions. OPHC OPEN AWARDS Stallions: Penny Kleinschmidt with TK Invitedtothe party. Aged Geldings: Patricia Wilson with MM Mighty Commander. Performance Halter Geldings: Amy Phillips with Hes Worth Repeating. Connie Runkle with MD On Call. Tobiano Color: Landon Siefker with Color Me Blonde and Caitlin Gordon with Howie Dance. Overo Color: Penny Kleinschmidt with TH Invitedtothe party, Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Yearling Longeline: Penny Kleinschmidt with T Invitedtothe party, Rick & Sandy Vondenhuevel with Final At Batt. Green Hunter Under Saddle: Connie Runkle. Hunter Under Saddle: Connie Runkle with MD On Call. Western Pleasure: Holly Ebelberger with Good Directions. Yearling In Hand Trail: Penny Kleinschmidt with TH Invitedtothe party, Caitlin Johnson with The Drream Factor. Barrel Racing/Pole Bending/Stake Race: Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Solid Paint Bred Geldings: Rachel Russel with Kissin Bad Girls. SPB Hunter Under Saddle: Caitlin Gordon with The Broads A Mechanic and Bailey McCaffrey with Burnt Cookies. HIGH POINT CHAMPION AWARDS Halter Stallion: TK Invitedtothe party with Penny Kleinschmidt. Halter Geldings: Hes Worth Repeating with Amy Phillips Stallion: TK Invitedtothe party with Penny Kleinschmidt Gelding: Contender Unreal with Mary Beth Troy. Mare: Good Directions with Holly Ebelberger. Bob Snyder Memorial High Point Halter Horse rotating trophy: Hes Worth Repeating with Amy Phillips. Gilbert (Butch) Snider Memorial High Point Trail Horse rotating trophy: TK Invitedtothe party with Penny Kleinschmidt.
Congratulations to all of our high class winners, overall winners and all those members taking home those beautiful memorial rotating trophies. 2020 OHIO HORSE SHOWS MAY 16-17: Indiana and Ohio will partner a four judge POR show. Split Combined. This will be held at the Michiana Event Center, AKA MEC Center, in
Shipshewana, Ind. This is a new event center with great stalls, a beautiful coliseum, and nice work area. It is really easy to get to for all our neighboring states plus eastern and western states. Mark your calendar for this show. The judges are Chris Strine, Ohio; Andrea Simons, Texas; Sarah Simons, Texas and Alisa Proefrock, Wisc. JULY 11-12: Annual Ohio Michigan Partnered Show to be held at Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. Another great covered pen to ride in. This year it will be a four judge POR split combined, over the two days. Two Youth scholarships will be drawn for on Sunday. Stalls will be prepaid to Missy Gordon. Check the Ohio or Michigan websites for the reservation forms. JULY 25-26: Annual Amateur Show held at Madison County Fairgrounds, London, Ohio. This will be a two day, two judge show. Sue Johnson and Connie Runkle will welcome you. A wow feature are their High Points are always ultimate awards. AUG. 22-23: Buckeye Bonanza POR/Split Combined held at the World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, Ohio. Stalls and camping will be prepaid to Roxann Rohrl. Reservation forms will be on the website and our Facebook page. Judges are Shannon Vroegh, Iowa; Garth Gooding, Mich.; Sonnesa Gooding, Mich. and Marty Jo Hays, Ohio. Contact Tina Eller to see if your horses are eligible for the Lots of Bucks payouts! The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse will also be having their show in another arena, doubles can cross over to each show. The 2020 APHA Zone 8 Show is looking at a new date of Aug. 8 and 9. The show will be held at the MEC Center in Shipshewana, Ind. Mark this date on your calendar, more to come! Watch the website and Facebook page for more information soon. Will be looking for volunteers at all our shows! Scribes, gate and others are always needed. How about volunteering to order lunches for the judges, help set up the trail, work with the announcer, hand out awards, take pictures put them on our Facebook page, be a runner to pick up the judgeâ€™s cards, take to announcer and then bring to the office, plus more fun things! Yes, it is fun! March 2020
Ohio Haflinger Association
Ohio Haflingers Back at Equine Affaire in 2020 PRESIDENT, Tara Williamson VICE PRESIDENT, Stan Norris TREASURER, Duane Stutzman SECRETARY, Judy Winkler EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.ohiohaflinger.com
by Mae Yoder Hello everyone! I hope the new decade is treating you all well. As I’m writing this the snow is flying outside. Two days ago it felt like spring, now it’s cold and the snow is here. I won’t complain about snow or cold temperatures until April. Once April is here, we need to have spring but for some reason old man winter seems to arrive fashionably late and wears out his welcome the last few years. Foaling season is well upon us now! Here at Twin Maple Farm though we have a very dull spring as far as welcoming new foals. We aren’t expecting any until June and it won’t be a Haflinger this time! My 5 year old mare Roxy (Friesian x Percheron) is in foal to a Friesian stallion! I’m pretty excited about that!
Back to our golden friends. The Haflinger’s will once again be well represented at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, April 2–5! If you are planning to attend, stop by the Haflinger aisle and say hi—there is always some sort of action going on in the Haflinger aisle! I am excitied to share that the Haflingers will be well represented at the American Eventing Championships (AECs) taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park in August of 2020. Gina Keller riding her 17-year-old gelding A Cool Dude WWH (Alabama CHF x Sera TOF), and Megan Szymczak riding her 10-year-old mare Excellence Defined HOF (Ever After Via Top Hat x Standard of Excellence TOF) both earned top place finishes at the Area VIII Eventing Championships, which qualified them for the 2020 AECs. The American Eventing Championships is the official national competition for the United States, with over 1,000 competitors battling it out at the Kentucky Horse Park last year. We wish Gina and Megan and their two phenomenal Haflingers the best of luck!
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Smarter Than the Average Mom by Sarah Vas
think anyone can agree. The horse world’s perfect sidekick is the loyal canine. Pics of our loved ones are lucky to squeeze onto the newsfeed anymore in between the bounty of fuzzy hay burners and wagging tails. Announcements of a treasured dog’s passing are immediately flooded with condolences, definitely more so than Aunt Bertha’s funeral arrangements. We mourn for dogs that had their own fan clubs, dogs that called shot gun to every horse show. We weep for the dogs that patrolled temporary territories among rented stall Sarah Vas rows and trotted ahead on every trail ride. We grieve for dogs that warmed laps in chilly arenas, sprawled muddy and exhausted across hotel comforters, shared every sack of fast food, and peed at countless truck stops. Jojo Dog is only 6 years old but I’m already dreading a life ahead without his hairy face. I spend more hours with Joseph than anyone in my world, human or otherwise. He’s grown from Doe-eyed, Gangly Adolescent into Responsible, Trusted Big Boy. His childlike joy
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remains but his wisdom has surpassed mine tenfold. Ask me how I know. “JoJo….my friend lost her pup today…” “………*….!... did she haff her cowler on?” “No, honey, she had to let her go…” “….she didn’t want pup no morez, mommeee?” “No. She’s gone, like when you fall sleep and don’t wake up.” “oooooo…did pup have to go to the stinkeee place with the needullz, mommeee?” “Yes, sweetie, she did. But it was her time to sleep. Sometimes, dogs get sick and can’t get better. Sometimes, they just get too tired and can’t keep going.” “... was her mommeee with her when she wentz to sweep?” “Yes. Yes, she was.” “…well… that’s OK, then. she’s been having sweet dreamz then, right, mommeee?” “Yes, Joseph, probably.” “then she OK. she bees OK.” “Yes, Jo. I guess her pup will be OK.” “no, i mean her mommeee bees OK. her mommeee tucked in her pup when she had to go sweepy, yes? her mommeee hugging and kissing her when she leavez?” “…Yes.” “… then that meanz that her pup was a good dawg. that meanz that her mommeee luvz that pup. her pup isn’t HERE but she IZZZZ here, mommeee…just a little, tiny bit of her pup stayz here.” “How do you mean, Jo?” Joey casts a look of exasperation at my human-ness, sighs a big sigh, and lays his bearded chin on my leg. “…. mommeee...she’s there. she invizablez. her pup is inside her mommeee now, not outside. she’s sweeping inside her mommeee all the timez now. her pup is dreaming about no more closed doorz, no more loneleeez when mommeee leavez and doesn’t get back until dark timez. no more sad timez for pup. that happy pup is still luving on her mommeee from the inside. her mommeee can’t seez her pup but the pup luv is inside now… she bees OK. her mommeee bees OK.” “Yes, JoJo, I guess after ‘while, her mommy will be OK…” I scratch my finger along the bridge of his nose, like I’ve done countless times every day of his life since that first night he curled up at the foot of our bed. “Love you, JoJo.” “luv you, mommeee.” I turn off the bedside lamp and stare out into the dark of my bedroom. “…mommeee?” “Yeah, Jo?” “i’m going to go sweepy and not wakez up, too.” “Not tonight, Jo, but yes. Someday.” “and sometimes, mommeeez and daddeeez and kiddoz go sweepy, too, right?” “Yes. But that’s not going to happen for a very long time, sweetie.” “wellll… i hope I go sweepy first all the timez.” “Wait, what? Why?” “… cuz when pups go first, we cuuurlz up real tight and the fuzzeee gets to keep your heartz warm. we fit right inside mommeeez and daddeeez and kiddoz. we leave a little bit of fur, and tail wagz, and wet tongues for to kiss and lick your tearz when you miss us. and mommeee?” “Yes?” “you are on my insidez already. so is daddeee and kiddo.” “Really?” “mommeee, pups have a berry important job. when we go to sweep, we wakez up over and over again, only we wakez up with new lives each time we fallz asweep. we leave some luv with the family we leavez behind. and when i woke up this timez, you were on the insidez of me. i had you insidez me before you even findz me. that’s so I nose you’re my mommeee when i seez you. i nosez you were my nextz mommeee but i had to wait for you a bit. that why i’m so happeee when you come back all the timez cuz i carry your luv all the timez. your S
O.H.I.O. EXCA Club = Fun CO-PRESIDENTS, Steve Fuller & Jimm McDonald; CO-TREASURERS, Robin Gigax & Jennie Bower; SECRETARY, Anissa Fuller; FACEBOOK, O.H.I.O. EXCA
by Anissa Fuller O.H.I.O. EXCA Club is preparing for its third year of races as a sanctioned club through Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Association out of Texas. We’re so excited to begin our Eastern Ohio Obstacle Challenge series by returning to Riverland Arena in Navarre, Creek Side Horse Park in Waynesburg and S bar L Rodeo Arena in Sugarcreek. The Extreme Cowboy Association is credited as the original and only recognized world-wide association for the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing. It is specifically designed
to invite riders of all levels to participate and enjoy the ‘fastest growing equine sport in the world’, The Extreme Cowboy Challenge! EXCA uses an official rule book to help keep competition safe, fun and consistent for riders ages 7-107! While we love to support our competitors, O.H.I.O. EXCA is so much more than about racing! About 2/3 of our 90-plus club members do not race but join us at our weekly practice meetings to improve communication skills with their horse, volunteer at any of our three shows, and/or just enjoy the fellowship. We welcome both racers, and those who have no desire to race, and believe that the club is a place to improve relationships and bless others. As we’ve become more comfortable as a newer club with organizing our events, we’re in a place to expand and diversify our annual schedule for some additional fun! In 2020, O.H.I.O.
View From The Cheap Seats (Continued)
EXCA is excited to announce the addition of three group trail rides in May, July and September, a couple excursions to visit activities where EXCA Founder Craig Cameron is involved (ie. Road to the Horse, Equine Affaire, etc), Game Days and pizza/potluck on practice meetings following our three races, and a horse-rider costume contest in October at S bar L. In addition to these new activities, we’ll continue our previous fun due to great participation: EXCA practice race Rumble at Riverland in March, EXCA-level four-judge Lee Hart youth and adult clinics in April, our ‘Set-Up and Socialize’ opportunities on the eve of our races, our 4th of July ‘beat the heat’ fun day at Creek Side, and our end of year banquet in October at S bar L where sponsors and volunteers are treated to a catered meal, and O.H.I.O. EXCA club members who are high point winners in each division and attended two of our three races will receive a customized buckle! It’s certainly a year of opportunities
to enjoy your horse. We could not accomplish these endeavors without a hardworking group of club officers, members, volunteers and amazing sponsors. Sponsors are recognized routinely through our Facebook page, on our club T-shirts, and if they sponsor us at the Saddle or Mustang level ($200 or above) are placed on our sponsorship banner and mentioned in all our multiple editorials and article submissions. To date, our committed repeat sponsors at the Mustang level providing $500-plus of cash or product are Weaver Leather, Silk Studio Photography and Martins Steel Fabrication, Inc. We are very grateful for this ongoing support! If you are interested in the O.H.I.O. EXCA Club as a member or a sponsor and would like to know more about joining the fun, please contact us. Our Facebook page is very active, and our officers are very helpful and responsive to new faces and questions. Happy horses everyone!
luv inside me is biggerrr than all the sadddz and madddz and loneleeez i have to carry. but our humanz are Big and Heavy so I think we get tired fasterz… so, we go sweeepy firstz, mostly. ots of families can luv us that way.” He pauses to snuggle himself closer against my feet. “friendz pup is gone but her pup’s never left behindz again. the luv is right there insidez her heart now.” A deep, contented sigh wuffles out from the darkness. “so, she beez OK, her mommeee.” “Well, then, I guess you’re right, Jojo. Her pup is in her heart now.” I wiggle my toes through the covers against his cheek. “Jojo?” “huh?” “How’d you get so smart?” “i gotz lots of mommeeez and daddeeez and kiddoooz inside me… you’re not my first mommeee… not my first but you’re my favorite.” He sighs one more quiet breath. “Well, that’s good, JoJo, because you’re my favorite, too.” ‘AWWWWWW, mommeee, you sayz that to all your pup-pups. you’re being silleee!” “Not as silly as you, Joseph.” “no, not silleee like me, mommeee. nobody is as silleee as JoJo, mommeee.” “Yep, Joseph. You’re Mommy’s Puppy.” “yep. i’m mommeeez puppeee. night mommeee.” “Good Night, sweet pup. Good night.” 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. March 2020
Corral Calendar DISCLAIMER: The Horsemen’s Corral has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this calendar of events. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Corral does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. Where possible, event contact information is provided. Please “Call before you haul”. MARCH 2020 MAR. 6 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Rose Bud Ranch, Bellevue, MI. FMI: Stassi, 269-7206507, www.ibra.us. MAR. 6-7 — Mid State Classic, Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: Ephraim Miller, 814-571-1553. MAR. 6-8 — Michigan Horse Expo, MSU Livestock Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: www.michiganhorseexpo.org. MAR. 7 — Back In The Saddle Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www.TMTrainingCenter.com. MAR. 7 — Blue Lakes Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www.bluelakesfarm.net. MAR. 7 — Extreme Bulls & Barrels, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329. MAR. 7 — JM Winter Barrel Series, Old Grey Mare Acres, Raphine, VA. FMI: 434515-3572.
MAR. 7 — Potomac State College Collegiate Horseman’s Association Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 640 Chestnut Street, Keyser, WV. FMI: 304-359-0008. MAR. 7 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: Lora White, 412-956-3211, www.ibra.us. MAR. 7 — IBRA Sancationed Show, Hodge Arena, Versaille, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. MAR. 7-8 — OMIQHA The Warm Up Show, Champion Center Expo, Springfield, OH. FMI: Vanessa Lay, 937-620-0662, www. omiquarterhorseassn.com. MAR. 7-8 — Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University Double Show (7th) & Regionals (8th), Storm Harbor Equestrian Center, Slippery Rock, PA. FMI: Cheyenne, 724-996-0640, email@example.com, Find us on Facebook: Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University. MAR. 8 — Horse Tack and More Sale sponsored by Defiance Co. OHC, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Paulding Co. Fairgrounds Extension Hall, 503 Fairgrounds Drive, Paulding, OH. FMI: Nancy, 419-770-4621. MAR. 8 — 35th Annual Great Tack Exchange sponsored by Warren Co. OHC, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds, SR 48, Lebanon. OH. FMI: Judy, 513-494-1417, greattackexchange.webs.com. MAR. 8 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Yankeetown Arena, Henryville, IN. FMI: Nat Stewart, 812-736-3759, www.ibra.us. MAR. 9-14 — 40th Annual Spring MidOhio Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330674-6188, www.mthopeauction.com.
Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale Followed by Ponies & Horses
Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover Street Wooster, Ohio 44691
Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:30 a.m. Tack & Equipment 12 p.m. Mini Donkeys & Mini Ponies Horses & Ponies to follow. All Animals Must Have Halter & Lead Rope. Commission Rates is as follows: Each animal $25 plus 10%, Tack 20%, Saddles & Carts 10%, No sales $25. Veterinarian will be available day of sale for Coggins: $25. Terms of Sale: Cash or GOOD Check with proper ID. Out-of-State checks must have letter of credit from your bank. Coggins and health papers required on out-of-state animals. Nearby Places to Stay Best Western (330) 264-7750 Super 8 (330) 439-5766 Hampton Inn (330) 345-4424
2020 SALE DATES March 21 • May 9 July 25 • October 3 November 28 For More Information: Auctioneer Daniel Schrock Ohio License #2015000116
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MAR. 13-15 — Great Lakes Area Driving ADT/Derby, Windy Knoll, 474 OH-58, Sullivan, OH. FMI: 440-292-7198. MAR. 13-15 — $10,000 Added Weekend RSTPA Double Point Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Tom Frith, 269-838-1273, www.rstpa.org. MAR. 14 — Half Day Showmanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com. MAR. 14 — Rockin R Ranch Youth Rodeo Association Show, 11641 Alspach Rd. NW, Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Shane Rickly, 740-475-9237. MAR. 14 — Winding Road Stables Open Winter Fuzzy Show Series, 17600 Pitts Rd., Wellington, OH. FMI: 440-309-6567. MAR. 14 — March Fun Show, 11 a.m., Silver Spur Performance Horses, 6522 Red Brush Rd., Ravenna, OH. FMI: 330-609-9951, email@example.com. MAR. 14 — WPQHA’s 2020 Swap Meet, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Metroplex Expo Center, 1620 Motor Inn Drive, Girard, OH. FMI: Pat, 724-866-5890, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAR. 14 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky, 304-826-7391, www.ibra.us. MAR. 14 — Winter Buckle Series, 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Corianna Spinks, 304-520-8937, www.nbha.com. MAR. 14 — Fuzzy Horse Open Show, Davis Ranch, 385 East US Hwy. 150, Hardinsburg, IN. FMI: David Davis, 812-620-5707, dave@ daviddavishorsemanship.com. MAR. 14 — MAP Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Doosie Cole, 810-599-4689. MAR. 14 — Winter Riding Clinic Series, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Circle J Stables, 47 Jed Lane, Burgettstown, PA. FMI: 610-755-5636. MAR. 15 — Cuyahoga Farm Bureau 17th Annual Used Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cuyahoga Fairgrounds Home & Hobby Bldg., Berea, OH. FMI: 440-877-0706, www.cuyahoga.ofbf.org. MAR. 15 — Blue Lakes Farm Open Horse Show, 9:30 a.m., 14037 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. bluelakesfarm.net. MAR. 15 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Yankeetown Arena, Henryville, IN. FMI: Nat Stewart, 812-736-3759, www.ibra.us. MAR. 19-22 — Road To The Horse, Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena, Lexington, KY. FMI: Tammy Sronce, 940-859-6512, www. roadtothehorse.com. MAR. 20-22 — Saddlebred Show, C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Linda Beltz, 317-844-9702. MAR. 20-22 — 2020 Team Horse Power Annual Meeting & New Member Training, Camp Kanesatake, Spruce Creek, PA. FMI: extension.psu.edu/4-h/projects/horses MARCH 21: Wayne County Saddle Club Spring Clean-Up, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. Rain/snow date March 28. FMI: 330-317-2273, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAR. 21 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-7630905, email@example.com. MAR. 21 — 5th Annual Old Fashioned Tack Swap Meet, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, OH. FMI: Tammy, 567-560-4457, www. customconchosandtack.com.
MAR. 21 — Confidence Building Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com. MAR. 21 — Buckeye Horse Association Equestrian Exchange, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Andrews Hall at Angel’s for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Susan Gordon, 724-301-1414. MAR. 21 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Red Horse Ranch, Cassopolis, MI. FMI: Peggy, 269-626-4795, www.ibra.us. MAR. 21 — Open & 4H/Youth Model Horse Show, Tioga Co. Fairgrounds, Route 6 East, Wellsboro, PA. FMI: Michelle Sepiol, 570439-6206, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAR. 21-22 — Spring Fling Open Horse Show, 8:30 a.m., Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Duane, 740-610-4129, www.buckeyeequestrianevents.com. MAR. 21-22 — Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University Semi-Finals, WVU J.W. Ruby Research Farm, Reedsville, WV. FMI: Cheyenne, 724-996-0640, email@example.com, Find us on Facebook: Western Equestrian Club at Slippery Rock University. MAR. 22 — Ohio Morgan Horse Association Winter Academy Show Series, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: Alyssa Rose, 216-538-6753. MAR. 22 — Wood County Horseman’s Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wood County Fairgrounds, Bowling Green, OH. FMI: Catherine Kramp, 567-322-1060, krampc@ findlay.edu. MAR. 22 — Brown County Tack Exchange, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown, OH. FMI: 937377-4800, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAR. 22 — Tack Sale, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wire to Wire Sporthorses, 40890 St. Rt. 518, Lisbon, OH. FMI: 330-612-8636. MAR. 22 — Walnut Creek Stables Combined Test & Dressage Show, 12080 Lick Rd., Cincinnati, OH. FMI: 513-8252297, email@example.com MAR. 22 — 4H/FFA Horse Judging Contest & Equine Expo, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Taylor Fabus, 517353-1748, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAR. 27-28 — Buckeye Morgan Horse Sale, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH. FMI: 330-473-7587, email@example.com, www.buckeyemorgansale.com. MAR. 27-29 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA. FMI: Dave, 717-729-1037, www.ibra.us. MAR. 27-29 — IBRA Super Show, C Bar C Expo Center, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Cindy Harlan, 765-4261457, www.ibra.us. MAR. 28 — O.H.I.O. EXCA Fun Show, Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: Steve Fuller, 330-340-1540. MAR. 28 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: Lora White, 412-956-3211, www.ibra.us. MAR. 28 — Norma Agnew Memorial 4H Hairy Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Taylor Fabus, 517-353-1748, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAR. 28 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky, 304-826-7391, www.ibra.us. MAR. 28 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us.
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Geauga Horse & Pony Association
2020 OPEN HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio
EAST SHOW RING • 8:30 A.M. May 24 TBD
1. Open Ranch Riding Pattern 1 a. Jackpot Ranch Riding Pattern (runs concurrent with Open Ranch Riding Pattern) $50 Added 2. Limited Ranch Riding Pattern 3. Open Ranch Horse Rail 3 a. Jackpot Ranch Horse Rail (runs concurrent with Open Ranch Horse Rail) $50 Added 4. Limited Ranch Horse Rail 5. Ranch Reining 6. Ranch Trail 7. Ranch Conformation at Halter — INTERMISSION — (Not to start before 11 a.m.) 8. Open Hunter Under Saddle (All Ages) 8 a. Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle (runs concurrent with Open Hunter Under Saddle) $50 Added
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Regular Class Entry Fee: $7 per class or $60 Show All Day (same horse, same rider) Regular Class Paybacks: 1st-$7, 2nd-$5, 3rd-$3, GHPA bucks for 4th & 5th **Classes must have 4 entries or more to qualify for payback Jackpot Open Ring Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback Office Fee: $5 per exhibitor or $10 per family Contest Entry Fee and Paybacks: $7 per class with an 80% payback per class Contesting Timing Fee: $2 per horse per show Exhibition Class: $4 per run (2 run max, same horse/same rider) **15 contestant minimum for 3D or class will be run as Open
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20a. Jackpot Western Horsemanship Open Youth Hunter Under Saddle (run concurrently with Open (18 & under) Western Horsemanship) $50 Added Open Adult Hunter Under Saddle 21. Open Youth Western Horsemanship (19 & over) (18 & under) Open English Equitation (All Ages) 22. Open Adult Western Horsemanship Jackpot English Equitation (19 & over) (run concurrently with Open English 23. Open Western Pleasure (All Ages) Equitation) $50 Added 23a. Jackpot Western Pleasure (runs Open Youth English Equitation (18 & under) concurrent with Open Western Pleasure) Open Adult English Equitation (19 & over) 24. Open Youth Western Pleasure (18 & under) — INTERMISSION — (30 Minutes) 25. Open Adult Western Pleasure (19 & over) Open Youth Showmanship (18 & under) — INTERMISSION — Open Adult Showmanship (19 & over) 26. Key Hole Longe Line (2 years & under) 27. Stakes Open Horse Halter 28a. Open Poles Exhibition — INTERMISSION — 28. 3D Poles Open Trail 29a. Open Cloverleaf Barrels Exhibition Open Discipline Rail English or Western 29. 3D Cloverleaf Barrels Open Western Horsemanship (All Ages)
Regular Class: $7 per class or $60 Show All Day (same horse, same rider) Jumping Classes: $7 per class (not included in Show All Day Fee) Office Fee: $5 per exhibitor or $10 per family
Awarding Trophy & Ribbons in W/T & Novice classes 1st-6th 3 DAILY HIGH POINTS: W/T 9 & under, W/T 10-18, Novice
Walk Trot Equitation over cross rails Walk Trot Working Hunter over cross rails Walk Trot Canter Equitation over cross rails Walk Trot Canter Working Hunter over cross rails Equitation over Fences (2.0 ft) Working Hunter over Fences (2.0 ft) Hunter Hack (2.0 ft) — INTERMISSION — Walk Trot English Equitation (9 & under) Walk Trot English Equitation (10-18) Novice English Equitation Walk Trot English Pleasure (9 & under) Walk Trot English Pleasure (10-18)
$$$$ MORE JA $$ CKP CLASSE OT S!
SMALL GRANDSTAND RING • 8:30 A.M. June 7
42. Novice English Pleasure 43. Lead Line (6 & under) — INTERMISSION — 44. Walk Trot Halter 45. Novice Halter 46. Walk Trot Showmanship (9 & under) (English or Western) 47. Walk Trot Showmanship (10-18) (English or Western) 48. Novice Showmanship (English or Western) — 30 MINUTE INTERMISSION — 49. Walk Trot Trail (9 & under) 50. Walk Trot Trail (10-18) 51. Novice Trail
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August 16 TBD
3 DAI HIGHPO LY IN EVERY S TS AT HOW! Walk Trot Western Horsemanship
(9 & under) Walk Trot Western Horsemanship (10-18) Novice Western Horsemanship Walk Trot Western Pleasure (9 & under) Walk Trot Western Pleasure (10-18) Novice Western Pleasure Walk Trot Barrels Novice Barrels Walk Trot Golf Ball & Spoon Novice Golf Ball & Spoon Walk Trot Fanny Race Novice Fanny Race
A list of classes counting toward daily high point for Walk Trot and Novice will be posted and available in entry booth. Contestants in Jackpot classes must also enter the corresponding GHPA class. Jumping classes will be placed and awarded ribbons for 1st through 6th. Check our website: www.ghpa.us for all rules, regulations, and how to qualify for year-end awards! GHPA shows are Paint Alternative Competition (PAC) approved.
For More Information Check Our Website: www.ghpa.us
Corral Calendar Continued from page 40 MAR. 28-29 — Champions Center Open “Spring Fling” Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Judy Peters, 614-4021260. MAR. 29 — Massillon Saddle Club Spring Cleanup (rain date April 18), 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www.massillonsaddleclub.org. MAR. 29 — Copper Top Stable Annual Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4873 Alexander Rd., Randolph, OH. FMI: 330-614-1332. MAR. 29 — 2020 Jump’n Gymkhana Series, 9 a.m., Pickaway County Fairgrounds, Circleville, OH. FMI: Connie Murphy, 614309-0101, SDTH@gmail.com. MAR. 29 — It’s A Cinch 1st Annual Tack & Treasures Sales, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Schafer’s Hoofprint Farm, 7912 Cemetery Rd., Vermilion, OH. FMI: Jennifer, 440-3235219, email@example.com. APRIL 2020 APRIL 2-5 — Equine Affaire, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-8450085, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. equineaffaire.com. APRIL 3-4 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: Stefanie, 330-717-4329, www.ibra.us. APRIL 3-5 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, The MEC Arena, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Kaycee Everett, 317-627-5246, www.ibra.us. APRIL 4 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Ruggles Arena, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419-210-7204, www.ibra.us.
APRIL 4 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation 2nd Annual Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ottawa Co. Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-7070398, www.ochf.net. APRIL 4 — Secrets to Showmanship Clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., River’s Rest Ranch, Weidman, MI. FMI: 989-444-8184. APRIL 4 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky, 304-826-7391, www.ibra.us. APRIL 4-5 — Bomb Proofing Clinic, Halt N Salut Equestrian Center, Crittenden, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-472-2880, email@example.com, www.nkhn.info APRIL 5 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Yankeetown Arena, Henryville, IN. FMI: Nat Stewart, 812-736-3759, www.ibra.us. APRIL 9-12 — MQHYA Easter Extravaganza, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Kristie Woroniecki, 616-225-8211. APRIL 10 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. APRIL 10-12 — Great Lakes Area Driving ADT/Derby, Windy Knoll, 474 OH-58, Sullivan, OH. FMI: 440-292-7198. APRIL 10-12 — Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Springtime Horse Show, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336, cindy@ cindyclinton.com. APRIL 11 — Knox County Horse Park Walk/ Trot Fun Show, 7360 Thayer Rd., Mount Vernon, OH. FMI: Steve, 816-305-6330, www.knoxcountyhorsepark.com
GALLIPOLIS SHRINE CLUB BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE (In Memoriam of J.C. Glassburn) Hosted by Gallia - Ohio Horseman Council
May 9, 2020
Ride out at 12:00 Noon from Ohio Horseman Council Shelter Located at O.O. McIntyre Park ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GALLIPOLIS SHRINE CLUB
FOOD - PRIZES - FUN FOR ALL Concessions will be available on the grounds. A photographer will be available on the grounds. Please No Dogs - No Alcohol Appropriate Conduct is Expected. Information: Clarence Hill (740) 645-0343 Eddie Wolfe (740) 416-3531 or Terry Gallion (740) 245-2531 All riders must sign a waiver of liability. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS
APRIL 11 — Winding Road Stables Open Winter Fuzzy Show Series, 17600 Pitts Rd., Wellington, OH. FMI: 440-309-6567. APRIL 11 — Blue Lakes Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. bluelakesfarm.net. APRIL 11 — Extreme Bulls & Barrels, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329. APRIL 11 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Mt. Eden Saddle Club, Mt. Eden, KY. FMI: Sharon, 502-738-9741, www.ibra.us. APRIL 11 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds Arena, Danville, IN. FMI: Jeff Hearon, 317-6947693, www.ibra.us. APRIL 11-12 — IBRA Super Show, The Champion Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: Dawn Shirley, 330-771-3205, www.ibra.us. APRIL 17: Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Open Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-8444041, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com. APRIL 17 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Double YY Saddle Club, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Toni walker, 317-670-7619, www.ibra.us. APRIL 18 — The Great Garage Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Huron County Fairgrounds, Norwalk, OH. FMI: Carol Clemons, 419681-0168 (text or call). APRIL 18 — Massillon Saddle Club Fun Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. APRIL 18 — St. Mary’s Saddle Club Speed Show, 5 p.m., Riverside Acres Tack, 14148 St. Mary’s River Road, St. Mary’s, OH. FMI: Brenda, 419-394-3562, www.owha.org. APRIL 18 — Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairy Tale Farm, 8764 Croton Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 740-398-8867, firstname.lastname@example.org. APRIL 18 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Crazy Woman Ranch, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce Hanes, 614-595-1850, www.ibra.us. APRIL 18 — Cowboys & Angels Saddle Club First Show of the Season, Estill County Fairgrounds, 38 South Irvine Rd., Irvine, KY. FMI: Buddy Watson, 606-386-1608. APRIL 18-19 — Mid-Ohio Dressage Spring I & II, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: www.midohiodressage.com. APRIL 18-19 — Champions Center Open “April Showers” Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Judy Peters, 614-4021260. APRIL 18-19 — Rockin R Ranch Youth Rodeo Association Show, 11641 Alspach Rd. NW, Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Shane Rickly, 740-475-9237. APRIL 19 — Tri-County Trail Association Easter Ride & Dinner, ride 10 a.m., dinner 2 p.m., 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tri-cotrails.com. APRIL 19 — Blue Lakes Farm Open Horse Show, 9:30 a.m., 14037 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. bluelakesfarm.net. APRIL 19 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. APRIL 19 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Yankeetown arena, Henryville, IN. FMI: Nat Stewart, 812-736-3759, www.ibra.us. APRIL 22-25 — 76th River Ridge Charity Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: Dayne Maple, 740-464-5053, www.riverridgehs.org.
APRIL 23-26 — Land Rover Kentucky ThreeDay Event, Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-2332362, www.kentuckythreedayevent.com. APRIL 24-26 — Mid Ohio Marauders “Ambush The Stage”, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Tim, 740206-7214, www.midohiomarauders.com. APRIL 24-26 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: 740-407-2286, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com. APRIL 24-26 — O.H.I.O. EXCA Youth & Adult Clinic (24-25th) & Show (26th), Riverland Arena, Navarre, OH. FMI: Steve Fuller, 330-340-1540. APRIL 24-26 — IBRA Preferred Show, C Bar C Expo, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 502-239-4000, www.ibra.us. APRIL 24-26 — MQHYA Spartan Spectacular, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Kristie Woroniecki, 616-225-8211. APRIL 25 — Open Fuzzy Spring Horse Show, 9 a.m., Pickaway Co. Fairgrounds, 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH. FMI:Jenny, 740-474-8000, www.soqpa.com. APRIL 25 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. APRIL 25 — The Greatest 2 Hrs. in Obstacles Ride, Alliance Equine Obstacle Course, 3661 Taylorsville Rd., Shelbyville, KY. FMI: Find Alliance Equine Obstacle Course on Facebook. APRIL 25 — 2nd Annual FAHA Mega Swap, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City, PA. FMI: www. crookedcreekhorsepark.com. APRIL 25-26 — Ashland Paint & Plain Show, 9 a.m., Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. ashlandpaintandplain.com APRIL 25-26 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Speed & Performance Show, 7870 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-7070398, www.ochf.net. APRIL 25-26 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky, 304-826-7391, www.ibra.us. APRIL 25-26 — Kentucky Reining Horse Association Show, Lakeside Arena, 1385 Duncan Rd., Frankfort, KY. FMI: 740-8377441, www.krha.info. APRIL 26 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. APRIL 26 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. APRIL 29 — Baby Boom! Clinic, 6:30 p.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: Geauga Horse and Pony Association, www.ghpa.us. APRIL 30-MAY 3 — All Arabian Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, Lansing, MI. FMI: Ron Gekiere, 586-484-8790. MAY 2020 MAY 1 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Billy Cherry Expo Center, Murray, KY. FMI: JD Vanhouser, 270-809-3125, www.ibra.us. MAY 1-2 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: Lora White, 412-956-3211, www.ibra.us.
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Corral Calendar Continued from page 42 MAY 1-3 — MYHA Speed & Pleasure Horse Shows, Marion County Fairgrounds, 122 E. Fairgrounds, Marion, OH. FMI: www.owha. org. MAY 1-3 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA. FMI: Dave Shockey, 717-729-1037, www. ibra.us. MAY 1-3 — Metamora Carriage & Driving Association present Larry Poulin Clinic & Derby Weekend, Windrush Farm, 4295 Barber Rd., Metamora, MI. FMI: Darlene Daly, 810-441-0888, email@example.com. MAY 2 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Show, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. FMI: Don Uffner, 740-877-7993, www.ohfqha.com. MAY 2 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Jennifer Hunter, 614-402-0861. MAY 2 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Dressage Schooling Show/ Enrichment Day/Tack Sale/Educational Clinic, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim, 859-472-2880, jimwmayer@ yahoo.com, www.nkhn.info MAY 2 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN. FMI: Deb Richards, 812-593-2815, www.ibra.us. MAY 1-3 — Hoosier Horse Fair, Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds & Conference Center, Danville, IN. FMI: www. indianahorsecouncil.org. MAY 2 — Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY. FMI: www.kentuckyderby. com.
MAY 2-3 — Dressage Schooling Show, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. Duane, 740-610-4129, www. FMI: buckeyeequestrianevents.com. MAY 3— Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 888-556-3772, www.RanchCity.com MAY 3 — Blue Lakes Farm Open Horse Show, 9:30 a.m., 14037 Auburn Road, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. bluelakesfarm.net. MAY 6-10 — Kentucky Spring Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. MAY 8: Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Open Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-844-4041, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 8 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. MAY 8-10 — SAHIBA Arabian Spring Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Jeff Caldwell, 502-468-4953, www.sahiba.org. MAY 8-10 — Central Ohio Reining Horse Association Spring Rein or Shine Affliliate Reining, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd, 614-7785132, www.centralohioreining.com. MAY 8-10 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: 616890-1190, www.miranchhorse.com. MAY 9 — 11th Annual Gallipolis Shrine Club Benefit Trail Ride hosted by Gallia OHC, 12 p.m., O.O. McIntyre Park OHC Shelter, 518 Dan Jones Road, Gallipolis, OH. FMI: Clarence Hill, 740-645-0343.
MAY 9: Wayne County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 9 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Ruggles Arena, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419-210-7204, www.ibra.us. MAY 9 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds, Celina, OH. FMI: Baily Vantilburg, 567-644-5761, www.ibra.us. MAY 9 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Gibson County Fairgrounds, Princeton, IN. FMI: Brandice, 812-677-8070, www.ibra.us. MAY 9 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Mt. Eden Saddle Club, Mt. Eden, KY. FMI: Sharon Gilbert, 502-738-9741, www.ibra.us. MAY 9-10 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky, 304-826-7391, www.ibra.us. MAY 10 — Harry Hughes 2020 Circuit Show, 5563 Waterville Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Mary Staler, 419-826-8532, www. harryhughes.org. MAY 13-17 — Kentucky Spring Classic Show, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com. MAY 15-17 — Tri-County Trail Association Spring Ride Weekend, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tri-cotrails.com. MAY 15-17 — IBRA Super Show, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Cindy Harlan, 765-426-1457, www.ibra.us. MAY 15-17 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, The Good Evening Ranch, Canvas, WV. FMI: Hollie, 304-651-8669, www.ibra.us.
MAY 16 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Point Show, Walk-Trot at 10 a.m.; running events not before noon, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Rich Gortner, 330-466-1171, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 16 — NKHN Drill Team Show, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-472-2880, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nkhn.info MAY 16-17 — St. Mary’s Saddle Club Speed Show (16th @ 5 p.m.) & Pleasure Show (17th @ 9 a.m.), Riverside Acres Tack, 14148 St. Mary’s River Road, St. Mary’s, OH. FMI: Brenda, 419-394-3562, www.owha.org. MAY 16 — Clinic at the Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447. MAY 16 — North West Ohio Contenders Speed Series, Wyandot County Fairgrounds, 10171 St. Rt. 53, Upper Sandusky, OH. FMI: Tiffany Derr, 419-310-1955. MAY 16 — 144th Preakness, Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD. FMI: www. preakness.com. MAY 16-17 — Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com. MAY 16-17 — Art O’Brien Clinic, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: Geauga Horse and Pony Association, www.ghpa.us. MAY 16-17 — Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Quad-A-Rama Show, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd, 419-306-2259, www.glaphc.com.
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Corral Calendar Continued from page 44 MAY 16-17 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Points on the Portage Circuit #1 Speed & Performance Show, 7870 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net. MAY 16-17 — Ohio Paint Horse East/ West Border Bash, Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: www.ophc.org. MAY 16-17 — Randolph Spring Classic AMHR & AMHA Shows, Portage Co. Fairgrounds, 4215 Fairgrounds Rd., Atwater, OH. FMI: Duane Stutzman, 740610-4129, email@example.com. MAY 16-17 — Body Control Under Saddle Clinic, Hickory Hollow Stables, Hickory Corners, MI. FMI: Nicole Scovel, 269-9246070, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAY 17 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. MAY 17 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Cindy Harlan, 765-426-1457, www.ibra.us. MAY 17 — Susan Williams Clinic, Holland Western Saddle Club, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. FMI: hollandwesternsaddleclub@ gmail.com, www.hollandwestern.net. MAY 21-24 — The Buckeye Sweepstakes, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-935-1753, cindy@ cindyclinton.com, www.aha14.com. MAY 22-24 — Indiana Ranch Horse Show, C-C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Steven, 317796-3490, www.indianaranchhorse.com.
MAY 22-24 — Venango Barrel Racing Memorial Day Weekend Super Show, Venango Co. Fairgrounds, 867 Mercer Rd., Franklin, PA. FMI: Greg Tarr, 814-671-1958, email@example.com. MAY 22-25 — Mid Ohio Marauders “Twenty One Gun Salute”, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Tim Calvin, 740-206-7214, www. midohiomarauders.com. MAY 23 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding Event, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, www.buckinohio.com MAY 23 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Crazy Woman Ranch, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce Hanes, 614-595-1850, www.ibra.us. MAY 23 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. MAY 23 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. MAY 23-24 — Ashland Paint & Plain Show, 9 a.m., Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. ashlandpaintandplain.com MAY 23-24 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Tri State Speed & Performance Show, 7870 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www. ochf.net. MAY 23-24 — Mountain Trail Challenge Weekend, Win-Seek Performance Horses, 5022 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, OH. FMI: 330-638-2255.
MAY 24 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ghpa.us. MAY 29: Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Open Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-8444041, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 29 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Double YY Saddle Club, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Toni Walker, 317-670-7619, www.ibra.us. MAY 29-31 — Mounted Archery Practice/Competition, Kelly Chapman Natural Horse Training Beginner Clinic & Mountain Trail Competition, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-323-3559, www. creeksidehorsepark.com. MAY 29-31 — Great Lakes Area Driving HDT, Windy Knoll, 474 OH-58, Sullivan, OH. FMI: 440-292-7198. MAY 29-31 — Showtime 2020 A Concurrent, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: John Schauer, 734-439-8313, www.halfarabianmich.org. MAY 29-31 — 3-Day Obstacle Clinic hosted by Double Dan Horsemanship, Australian Equine Performance Center, 2150 East Leestown Rd., Midway, KY. FMI: 859-9409129, www.doubledanhorsemanship.com. MAY 29-31 — Virginia Barrel Classic, 487 Maury River Rd., Lexington, VA. FMI: 434941-4893, www.nbha.com. MAY 30 — Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447.
MAY 30 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Point Show, Walk-Trot at 10 a.m.; running events not before noon, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Rich Gortner, 330-466-1171, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 30 — Summit County 4-H Benefit Dressage Schooling show, Summit County Fairgrounds, 1050 North Ave., Tallmadge, OH. FMI: Sara Justice, 908240-6949, email@example.com, www. summitcountysaddlehorse.org. MAY 30 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. MAY 30 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, No Name Farm, Red Lion, PA. FMI: Kiersten Henry, 717-817-0106, www.ibra.us. MAY 30 — Holland Western Saddle Club Open Show #1, 3856 61 Street, Holland, MI. FMI: www.hollandwestern.net. MAY 30 — RibbonsNRiders Fuzzy Open Show, Ingham Co. Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: Facebook: Capital Area Open Horse Circuit. MAY 30-31 — COSCA Benefit Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Mandy, 440-668-3054, mdacek19@ att.net, www.coscaonline.com MAY 30-31 — Buckskin Memorial Classic, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH. FMI: www.ohiobuckskins.org. MAY 30-31 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky Hinerman, 304-826-7391, www.ibra. us.
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Corral Calendar MAY 30-31 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA. FMI: Carlton Tomlin, 434-941-4893, www.ibra.us. MAY 31 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. MAY 31 — Spring into Summer Ranch Horse Show, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Camouflage Stables, Salem, OH. FMI: Buckeye Equestrian Events, 740-610-4129, www.buckeyeequestrianevents.com. JUNE 2020 JUNE 4-5 — Keystone Driving Horse Sale, Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: Rudy Swarey, 814-349-5951. JUNE 4-7 — The Michigan Slide In Show, Midland County Fair, 6905 Eastman Avenue, Midland, MI. FMI: 989-859-1441, www.mrha.org. JUNE 5: Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Open Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-8444041, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com. JUNE 5-6 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Lynsey, 260-463-1112, www.ibra.us. JUNE 5-7 — Mounted Archery Clinic, Kelly Chapman Natural Horse Training Beginner Clinic & Advanced Clinic, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-323-3559, www. creeksidehorsepark.com. JUNE 5-7 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network at Midwest Trail Ride, Norman, IN. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-472-2880, email@example.com, www.nkhn.info
JUNE 5-7 — Big John Scholarship Show MYHA Speed & Pleasure Shows, Marion County Fairgrounds, 122 E. Fairgrounds, Marion, OH. FMI: www.owha.org. JUNE 5-7 — Great Lakes Buckskin Association Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Lisa Olney, 616-9029086, www.glbahorse.org. JUNE 5-7 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: 616890-1190, www.miranchhorse.com. JUNE 5-7 — Blue Ribbon Driving Show, Ionia Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. FMI: Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association, mhdva.org. JUNE 5-7 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Winfield Riding Club, Winfield, WV. FMI: Edwin Raush, 304-882-2195, www.ibra.us. JUNE 6 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Show, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. FMI: Don Uffner, 740-877-7993. JUNE 6: Wayne County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com. JUNE 6 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds, Celina, OH. FMI: Baily Vantilburg, 567-644-5761, www.ibra.us. JUNE 6 — Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park, 2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY. FMI: www.belmontstakes.com. JUNE 6-7 — Ranch Clinic (with cow work), Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com.
JUNE 7 — Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club Fun Show, 9 a.m., Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, OH. FMI: Pam Fritz, 419-271-2176. JUNE 7 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. JUNE 7 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ghpa.us. JUNE 7 — Harry Hughes 2020 Circuit Show, 5563 Waterville Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: 419-826-8532, www.harryhughes.org. JUNE 7 — Erie County Horse Advisors’ 4-H Pleasure Show, 9 a.m., Erie County Fairgrounds, Sandusky, OH. FMI: Betsy Gordon, 419-573-9614. JUNE 7 — Spring/Summer Trail Ride, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maybury Trail Riders Association, 20145 Beck Road, Northville, MI. FMI: 248349-8390, www.mayburytrailriders.org. JUNE 8-9 — 2 Day Bring A Friend Camp, Win-Seek Performance Horses, Trumbull, OH. FMI: 330-638-2255, winseekperformance.simdif.com. JUNE 10 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. JUNE 11-12 — Hoosier Horse Classic, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Jan Decker, 317-372-1061, www. indianahalfarab.com JUNE 12-13 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, LaGrange County Fairgrounds, LaGrange, IN. FMI: Jennifer Warstler, 260-316-0246, www.ibra.us.
JUNE 12-14 — Tri-County Trail Association Summer Bash & Obstacle Challenge, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tricotrails.com. JUNE 12-14 — Intro to Liberty, Alliance Equestrian Center, Yorktown, IN. FMI: 765730-3993, whislerequineservices@yahoo. com. JUNE 13 — Stacie Widder MT Double S Women Only Clinic, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St. SW, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-323-3559, www. creeksidehorsepark.com JUNE 13 — St. Mary’s Saddle Club Speed Show, 5 p.m., Riverside Acres Tack, 14148 St. Mary’s River Road, St. Mary’s, OH. FMI: Brenda, 419-394-3562, www.owha.org. JUNE 13 — Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447. JUNE 13 — Ingham County 4H Horse Leaders Open Show, Ingham Co. Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: Facebook: Capital Area Open Horse Circuit. JUNE 13-14 — Ranch Clinic with Cow Work, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com. JUNE 13-14 – OMIQHA Summer Sunsation, Champion Center Expo, Springfield, OH. FMI: Vanessa Lay, 937-620-0662, www. omiquarterhorseassn.com.
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New Shooter Clinic at Cashmans in April PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.midohiomarauders.com
The Mid Ohio Marauders celebrated their 2019 season on Feb. 15 in London, Ohio. Then we will be back at it for our 2020 season. Although our first shoot of this year was actually the Congress
Shootout at the 2019 Congress, we will pick it all back up starting in April with a new shooter clinic. For all of you who are thinking about becoming a part of this exciting and fast growing sport, here’s how you can get started. On April 18-19, the Marauders will be hosting a New Shooter Clinic at Cashman’s in Delaware, Ohio. The rain date will be May 9-10 if needed. If you don’t have guns, holsters, etc. we have you covered! Simply sign up, show up, and we will help you the rest of the way through the clinic. The Marauders love to help
people and their horses succeed, and you will get to experience teamwork at its best! If you don’t have a horse, or yours is not ready, come anyway. Sometimes there are extra horses available, or you can simply listen and still learn all the basics and components to get you started. Cashman’s does a great job hosting and takes excellent care of us. Don’t forget, this is a family sport as well. Whether you are learning to shoot off your horse, or a family member supporting the one in the clinic, we have ways for everyone to participate.
Children can become wranglers and ride the stages until the age of 12 and then they can compete with guns after taking a safety course. Some family members help with loading balloons and setting stages to keep the day moving. So now what are your excuses for not trying it out? We would love to see you at our clinic! Our next official shoot is scheduled for April 24-26 at Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. You can reach us on Facebook ‘Mid-Ohio Marauders General Membership Group’ or www. midohiomarauders.com for more information.
Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros
Twelve Years Old and Growing PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.lakeerievaqueros.net
by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros have been around for 12 years now and are still going strong. We have over 60 members ranging from 4 years old to our oldest member and rider, through out the states, John Truman will be 85 this year. The club started in 2008 with only a few members and each year it continues to grow. John Truman and R.
David Davis were two of the founding members of our club. Mounted shooting is a great sport for the entire family who loves horses and likes to shoot. If you are interested in seeing what all the fun is about contact us at 330/719-3290. It is the fastest growing and most exciting equestrian sport in America. It combines elements of exhibition shooting with the skills of barrel racing, pole bending and reining, while using two .45 caliber single action revolvers loaded with black
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powder blanks which is used to spark and break the balloons. The object is to shoot 10 balloon targets while riding through a variety of challenging courses. It is a timed sport, where the competitor who rides the fastest with the least amount of missed balloon targets wins. For everyone that shoots all four stages clean without missing a balloon they receive one of our clean shooting pins (crossed pistols). From the youngest age to age 11 are our Wranglers. At age 11 they will take a safety gun course and practice shooting balloons on the ground several times and learn how to handle a gun (the do’s and don’t’s). After passing the gun safety course at age 12 they will be able to shoot and ride like the adults and teens. Runnin’ and gunnin’ is a great way to spend time together and make a lot of new friends that are always there for you, cheering you on and help you in any way! Remember, it is a family oriented sport for all ages dedicated to keeping our western heritage alive! Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros 2020 schedule is as follows: June 20-21, July 18-19, Aug. 22-23, and Sept. 19-20. We hope to
see everyone in the spring and summer! Special thanks 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 pets treats; The Horsemen’s Corral; Stagecoach West; Wendy Shaffer, MMCP, massage therapy for your horses; KDGowins Photography for great equine photos of you and your horse; Park Side Trailer Sales and Services, Inc., look them up for new or used horse trailers or parts or service on the one you have; Trumbull Locker for good tasting meat; Rocks Farm and Garden for good tasting fruit and vegetables; Siracki Realty, if you are looking for a new house, apartment or a place to rent and Altmeyer’s Trailer Sales in Jefferson, Ohio, looking for new or used horse trailers, cargo trailers, car mate trailers, American Haulers. March 2020
Does my Horse Need a Fat Supplement? by Nettie Liburt, PhD, PAS
Among the plethora of equine supplements on the market, fat supplements have grown in popularity in the 21st century. Research shows that horses do quite well digesting fat when their digestive system has time to adjust to more fat in the diet. Fat supplements can be very versatile. In small amounts, fat promotes healthy skin and coat, and in higher amounts, can support weight gain. If all of your barn mates are feeding fat, and you’re wondering if you might need to as well, read on to learn more. Calories Matter
Fat contains 9 kilocalories per gram (kcal/g), more than twice the amount of carbohydrates, which only contain 4 kcal/g. In addition, fat is metabolized slowly in the small intestine, and provides energy release over a longer period of time compared to carbohydrates. Research also suggests that horses consuming a high-fat diet may be less reactive to new stimuli compared to horses on a high carbohydrate diet. This is the reason that ‘hot’ or spooky horses often benefit from a higher fat, lower carb diet.
Why Feed Fat?
Fat is added to the diet to increase calories (energy) without having to increase the amount, or volume, of feed. When fed as oil, fat may help lessen dust in feed, and reduce sorting of supplements from feed. Fat is essential for the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K), and, certain minerals, indirectly. For example, calcium cannot be absorbed without vitamin D, and vitamin D needs fat to be absorbed itself. In addition to nutrient absorption, one of the main reasons to feed fat is to increase the energy density, or amount of calories, in the diet. Fat contains the essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. Both omega-3 and-6 fatty acids are not produced by the horse’s body and must be consumed in the diet, hence the term ‘essential.’ Omega-6 fatty acids play a major role in the structure of cell membranes, and omega-3 fatty acids are touted for their anti-inflammatory properties. Together, these fatty acids support healthy skin and coat. Horses that have metabolic concerns, such as Equine Metabolic Syndrome or Equine Cushing’s Disease, must have a limited carbohydrate diet. However, some of these metabolic horses still need extra calories. Those calories can safely come 50
from fat, as fat will not cause an elevated glucose and subsequent insulin response that carbohydrates do (a major concern for metabolic horses). For this reason, higher fat, low-carb diets are often recommended in these cases. As mentioned earlier, fat is also an excellent way to add calories to a horse’s diet without having to increase the amount of grain concentrate. Horses evolved eating small, frequent meals, not large concentrate meals, so keeping meal size small (no more than 0.5 percent of body weight at a time) is important. When a horse needs to gain weight or is a hard keeper, this can be a challenge. Adding a high quality fat supplement can help solve this problem by providing calories without a big increase in meal size.
Does My Horse Need Fat?
There are many situations in which dietary fat is recommended for horses. Most commonly, it is for weight gain and skin health. Often, horses that are hard keepers or have trouble maintaining or gaining weight, do very well with a gradual addition of fat to the diet. Fat can be fed in the form of oil, high fat grains and grain by-products like rice bran or flaxseed, or other commercial extruded or pelleted supplements that typically utilize a combination of fat sources together. Other horse owners may want to improve the sheen of a horse’s coat or help reduce dry skin, which are often improved with supplements containing omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Most horses that are easy keepers do not need additional fat in the diet. When the goal is to control calories, most nutritionists will reduce the amount of fat and carbohydrates in the diet, instead focusing on a balanced vitamin, mineral and protein intake. However, these horses can benefit from a HORSEMEN’S CORRAL
smaller amount of a fat supplement for skin and coat condition, especially in the winter months when pasture is unavailable.
Whether to feed fat or not is based on the individual needs of each horse. Spooky, reactive horses can often benefit from an increase in fat and a reduction in carbohydrates in the diet. Fat is also an excellent tool for weight gain. Always remember that when adding fat (or anything new) to a horse’s diet to do it slowly, with incremental increases every three to four days until the desired amount is achieved. Take your time, your horse will thank you! A qualified equine nutritionist can advise you on how much fat to add and how to add it to the diet. Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager for MARS Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, responsible for formulating and developing new products, research and education of the sales team, our dealers and our customers. Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, BUCKEYE Nutrition has been manufacturing quality products since 1910. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, implementing many programs mandated in human food manufacturing facilities. With the backing of WALTHAM®, a world-leading authority on pet care and widely renowned as an institution of the highest scientific caliber, our equine nutritionists provide scientifically-based equine nutritional solutions which guide our formulations and our BUCKEYE Nutrition brand promise of being the highest quality, fixed formula feeds available. BUCKEYE Nutrition is a 100 percent equine-focused company, 100 percent medication-free facility, sourcing 100 percent traceable, pure ingredients for consistency. www.BuckeyeNutrition.com. 800/898-9467. March 2020
Be sure to add Tri-Co Trails to your summer schedule! Tri-Co has a 5 acre campground with primitive camping spots, tie lines in place, multiple water spigots located through camp, and a 2-horse bath stall for bathing horses after rides. We have a covered pavilion with a full kitchen for preparing and serving meals. Our campground is a hub to around 40 miles of privately maintained trails. We host several camp weekends that includes 6 hot, all you can eat meals for very reasonable costs. The weekends include plenty of activities and entertainment on Saturday evenings. While not required, reservations are always appreciated!
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Spring Ride Weekend — May 15-17 ....................................................................................$55 Enjoy the beauty of spring on our trails while on guided rides or venturing out on your own. Come back to camp to have full meals prepared for you! DJ and prize raffles on Saturday evening.
13th Annual Tri-Co Trail Challenge — June 12-14 ........................................$70 (Price for this weekend includes all you can eat Ox Roast and live band on Saturday evening). We will host our 13th Annual Trail Challenge on Saturday and there will be plenty of time to enjoy our trail system on Friday or Sunday. Challenge winners will receive their prizes/awards after dinner and before the band takes the floor on Saturday evening.
Pig and Ox Roast Weekend/Annual Raffle — August 14-16............. $70 (Price for this weekend includes all you can eat Ox Roast and the music of the band 77 South Saturday evening). Join us on a trail ride on Saturday and Sunday or ride the trails on your own through the weekend, soaking up the deep green colors of NE Ohio’s summer in full bloom. Tickets will be available to win one of the 12 cash prizes given away this weekend. Prizes range from $50 through $1500!
Fall Ride — September 19 Halloween Ride Weekend — October 9-11 ................................................................ $55 Enjoy the crisp cool air of Fall while riding on guided rides or on your own. Saturday there will be many different costume contests (Horse and Rider, Dog and Handler, Child and Adult). We will also award prizes for the best decorated camp site and spookiest dessert! So, bring your costumes, decorations and tasty creations and come join in all the fun—too much fun to list all here!
For More Information Contact Jim Mike at (330) 323-4738 or Ellen Van Pelt at (330) 323-2834 Check our website out at www.Tri-CoTrails.com for event flyers for each event.
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The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch
What’s There to Worry About?
Tanya and Rob Corzatt by Rob and Tanya Corzatt I typically try not to worry about things too much. As a father and a husband, I am wired to do whatever I can to assure my family that worrying about a situation will do nothing to solve it. However, I have to admit that these past couple months have seemed a bit trying and I find myself needing to do a better job
of practicing what I preach. I tend to worry in private (my wife might disagree). What I am not worried about is the kids finding out I am not the solid rock with ice water in my veins they may (or may not) think I am...I don’t think they read our articles! The sad thing is that after you read what was causing me some heartburn, you might laugh at me and wish you had my ‘problems’ instead of your own. But then we are the ones writing the article, so you are stuck with our issues. Individually, none of the things I describe below really add up to much, it just seemed like everything was going on at the same time. Piling on! Allow me to highlight the bigger issues that caused me to wake up in the middle of the night the last couple months, in no particular order: 1. We sold our old home and
are living in a camper! I would be lying if I said the idea of moving from a 2,300 square foot home with electricity, water and septic service to a camper didn’t make me a bit nervous. Tanya (T to me) thought of it as a grand adventure. I thought...how was I going to keep her and I from freezing to death! As it turned out, we parked our camper in her dad’s driveway. We use the bathroom and kitchen in the house, so our camper is basically an office and bedroom. It is hard to think of what we are doing as really ‘camping’ right now. The relatively mild winter has been a mixed blessing (more on that later). My fear of going through propane bottles left and right was unfounded. Now I am just afraid of what the next electric bill is going to be. 2. We sold our barn too! We couldn’t begin construction of the new barn/house until we had the money from the sale of our old place. Where were our 11 horses (and all our supporting junk) going to go in that time? Enter the Ducks. I called them the Goose family in our December article in a tongue in cheek ‘effort’ to protect their anonymity. However, their kindness, generosity and genuine love for our family and our plans needs to be revealed and applauded. Progress on our new place is slow (more on that later also), yet we have had no pressure from the Ducks to pack up and move on. They have become very good friends throughout this process. We are working with their horse and ponies and providing lessons to their three oldest daughters. They are graciously letting us continue our business and ministry until we are able to move our operations to the new place. My concerns for our business and transition were unfounded. 3. Whose got hay? The past couple years here in central Ohio have been a bit nightmarish as far as hay goes. We lost our two main sources of hay early in 2019. One source sold their property and only had about a 100 bales left from their first
and last cut to sell us. Our other source had a horrible first cut and a lot of the hay molded. They never got another one and decided it was too much work at their age for so little return. We were fortunate to get about 500 bales from our own property to get us by while looking for other sources. T was our designated hay hound and was able to line up several hundred bales at various locations all over our area. Two of the sellers were willing to store it for us until our new barn was ready for hay (more on that later). We finally made a run to a barn close to Mansfield a few weeks ago. At the time, I was concerned about the wet weather and the ability to get into the barn to get the hay. That fear was not unfounded because we buried a truck and trailer in the guy’s barn lot. We needed a large tractor to get the trailer out. Praise the Lord that he planned to rework that area this spring! We still need to go get about 50 bales from there and I am wondering (not to be confused with worrying) if it will ever freeze enough to get back in there! The next weekend we went to pick up about 175 bales that the Ducks found near Galena. And then the following weekend we went up to Jeromesville to pick up a couple hundred bales from a source some good friends told us about! You know, it is really hard to survive in the horse business without other friends in the horse business (thanks for that contact number Jessie!). We still have more to pick up at another barn. The owner of that barn has been following our construction progress on Facebook and knows it may still be at his place for a little while. Despite the weather, the miles and the hard work, we have been blessed to be able to provide hay for both our horses and the Ducks’ small menagerie! And just as importantly, it looks like we have replaced the two sources we lost early in the year with several new sources. 4. When can we get started on the barn? In our December article, I wrote that we would be lucky to be in the new barn in
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What’s There to Worry About? (continued) January. Now I think we might be lucky to have the horses in the barn when you read this article in March. I said this mild winter weather was a mixed blessing. We haven’t frozen in the camper but then the ground hasn’t frozen much either and it seems like we have gotten a lot of rain. Our very large pond at the new place is already full and overflowing! It is hard to construct anything when your equipment is buried in the mud. Initially we were delayed until the week before Christmas due to lack of available construction crews. Then we all had to deal with mild temperatures, several inches of rain and lots and lots of mud! Despite that our Amish builders have done a phenomenal job and (as I write this in late January) we have a barn with a roof and several small swimming pools in what will eventually be our indoor arena and the living room. 5. What am I going to do for another Corral article? T had to cover for me last month because I was so preoccupied with work
reports that I needed her to take my turn as author or we were going to miss an issue. She didn’t like the idea of that and jumped on it with a few days left before the submittal deadline. This one turned out to be fairly easy for me to write because it was about all the stuff that has been on my mind for the past couple months. Now I can start worrying about what I will write a couple months from now! But then life always seems to provide plenty of material. Those were the big ones. There were lots of little ones I could mention. I am sure everyone reading this could add several of their own. But here is the whole point of my little worry fest. That red guy with the pointy tail and pitchfork will constantly be telling me “it’s too wet”, “it’s too cold”, “it’s too far”, “that’s not a very interesting article”, “you’re never going to get the fence up in time”, etc., etc. As Christians, we understand that Satan may have our ears, but God has our backs! In every one of those situations I listed, the good Lord provided a solution
or assistance. We have stayed comfortably warm and our ponies have full bellies. We haven’t alienated the new owners of the old barn and house. Our new barn/house is underway and the Amish work crews are doing a phenomenal job while dealing with very unseasonal winter conditions. So what was there to really worry about? Let me leave you with some scriptures dealing with the subject of worry. Matthew 6:25 says “Therefore I say to you do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing.” Matthew 6:30 is particularly humbling, “But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith.” A favorite of mine, even though I struggle to put it into practice is Matthew 6:34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day
has enough trouble of its own”. I will finish with Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God”. Please keep Him first and foremost in your thoughts and your prayers and you’ll find that He will provide you support and comfort during those anxious times. God Bless you all! The Corzatt’s (Rob, Tanya and their son Camdon) own and operate the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Sunbury, 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.
A Horse, of Course
No More Horses! by Don Blazer There are certain combinations that are irresistible: German chocolate cake and mocha ice cream. Staying in bed 15 minutes longer on a cold, rainy morning. Horses at auction and your daughter. Because I am older and wiser now, I can tell you with certainty, “Never go to an auction with your daughter.” (My father told me many times: “Do as Daddy says, not as Daddy does, and be the man Daddy should of was.”) You will say to her, “There is no way we’re going to buy another horse. We have too many now. We don’t have the room, and we don’t have the extra money.” She will look at you with complete understanding. At
16, a daughter can look at you with complete understanding and you’re still not sure she understands what you said the way you understand what you said. So you’ll say, “No more horses.” And she’ll say, “I agree…I just want to see a couple of these horses…just to see what the competition is going to look like. It’s good business to know what the competition is.” So you’ll look at the catalog and you’ll find some horses which interest you, and you’ll want to know how they sell, so you’ll jump in the truck and off you’ll go—just to look! Walking down a shed row looking at horses is great. I like talking with the owners or grooms or bloodstock agents. They tell great stories about their horse and
by the time they get done telling you how this horse is a member of the family, you’ll have a hard time understanding how they can possibly part with him or her. But they’ll assure you, “This horse is going to sell.” Within a couple of hours you will have eliminated threequarters of the horses you selected in the catalog. The problem is, you’ve added about half as many new ones. Wander into the sales complex and listen to the auctioneers describe the horse in the ring. Then listen to him work the crowd getting the bid higher and higher. Auctioneers are paid to get you excited about the horse and get you into the bidding. They are good at what they do. Most people get excited, but I sit stoically. A filly is led into the ring. You looked at her outside and liked her. And your daughter likes her. But you aren’t going to buy another horse. The bidding gets started and then gets stuck. A couple of new prospective buyers enter the bidding, and then it stops again.
Just to help the auctioneers, you’ll bid on the filly. Your daughter will look at you with surprise, excitement and approval. The bidding starts again, stops, goes up and you bid one more time. Suddenly it’s over…you’re signing the sales slip and your daughter has a new horse. You’re going to ask me how this happens. And because I am older and wiser and have been there and done that, I’m supposed to give you good advice. I can’t. I haven’t got a clue as to how. I know why. Stop and have some German chocolate cake and mocha ice cream. Stay in bed an extra 15 minutes the next time it’s a cold, rainy morning. Watch your daughter with her new horse, or her old horse, or her first horse. Some combinations are irresistible. Visit www.equinestudiesinstitute. org to earn certification as a horse trainer, riding instructor or stable manager, All courses online.
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Greetings From Your President Please renew your OHC membership for 2020, if you haven’t already. You will find instructions to renew online at OHConline.com. You can also find a printable membership application form on the website. The printable form is unique for each chapter. Find the form on the Chapter page. The Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, is scheduled
for April 2-5 at the Ohio Expo Center. You can read details about the event at: https:// equineaffaire.com/events/ohio/. This is a fantastic event. There are seminars on many horse related subjects, as well as horse demonstrations and shows in the arena and many vendors who sell horse related products. It’s big enough that it’s hard to take it all in on one day. In the
past, I’ve attended seminars on how to manage horse pastures and on new equipment for farm maintenance. I enjoyed the evening show, ‘Fantasia, A Musical Celebration of the Horse’. This year it’s scheduled for the evenings of April 2 and 4. The Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC) will have a booth at the Equine Affaire. I encourage you to drop by and see us. If you
are an OHC member, please consider volunteering to work in the booth for a few hours. If you are not an OHC member, please drop by and talk to us. OHC members will be there to explain who we are and what we do. You will be able to join OHC at the booth as well as pick up good information, like horse trail locations. ~ Eric Estill
did not show all of the maintenance hours we have worked. We have been counting them incorrectly, so we will try again next year. Christy will tell you all how to report your hours. OHC as a whole, gives about a million dollars of time in maintenance hours to the state every year. The state officers go to Washington and lobby to receive grant money for all chapters in Ohio. A big thank you to all who spoke to us at the meeting, the day had a packed full agenda. Winter has been at a standstill so far. Not a lot of snow up here yet and some of our hardiest members have been on the trails putting on those miles. I am a fair weather rider. I have cold feet in the summer so I cannot imagine going out in the winter. Silvio and Mike are always ready to ride. If you want to ride, check out our Facebook page. If they are riding they will post where and when. We have some new officers this year: I am the treasurer and Christy Burdick is vice president. Cathy Isenberg remains president and Kathy Mills is vice president. Thank you to the outgoing vice president, Chris Williams, and treasurer, Jamie Miller. Thanks for all of your help, Jamie. Shar Wilkerson’s husband fell of the roof and broke some ribs front and back and broke some vertebras. He is out of intensive
care and doing well. Please keep them in your prayers. If you haven’t paid your dues, please do that as soon as possible. If you pay them too late you, will not receive the Corral and will be dropped from the members only Facebook page. I will be thinking spring until it arrives. ‘Til next time, give thanks for all the good things and give your horse a hug.
February was spent planning the calendar for the upcoming season. We are planning a couple of campouts and lots of trail riding this summer. Some of our members have searched out local barns that would allow them to haul in and ride for a small fee. It sounds like a great way to spend some quality time with your trusty steed and keep them in good condition. We have moved our fall campout back a few weeks to make it a fun Halloween weekend. It should be spooktacular! OHC membership renewals can be completed online at ohconline. com or printing a paper form from the OHC website and giving that to the council treasurer. It’s always a good time to join and please encourage your friends to do the same! The next meeting is Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., we are back at the horsemen’s area at Buck Creek State park. Come ride with us! ~Jonna
County Lines ASHLAND Greetings from beautiful Ashland County. Unfortunately, we have little to report this month. We have been hunkered down for the winter, even though the weather has been relatively mild. One of our good friends and a fellow trail rider, had to humanely put down his trusted steed of many years. He was old and for many years was only able to be a pasture ornament. He had earned that status as not only a great trail horse, but also was extremely beautiful with a blaze and four high white socks. He is greatly missed. Mike Gerard informed me he and Barb got a new puppy and they are quite excited about the opportunity to have a dog back in their family. We hope to see you down the trail and remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan and Jean Reynolds ASHTABULA Hello from Ohio’s sharpest corner! Christy Burdick, Cathy Isenburg and I went to the meeting at Salt Fork last month and brought home a lot of ideas and information about being an officer and writing grants. They announced the grants for this year and unfortunately, we did not get one. I believe it was because we 58
CLARK The Clark County chapter spent January cleaning out their tack rooms and gathering gently used items. We supported our local 4-H by renting a booth at their annual tack sale. We also donated a bucket of grooming tools with a Clark County hat and T-shirt for the silent auction. Bonnie Maxon sent her special fudge and arranged for her famous chocolate cherry cake to be made for additional silent auction items. Scott Gannon and Tammy Turner also made it official and became members at the tack sale that day. They were rewarded with Clark County OHC sweatshirts. We are very happy to have Scott and another new member, Greg Hamm, join our OHC chapter. They have been instrumental in helping to keep Buck Creek trails cleared for a number of years. Welcome aboard to all!
CLINTON I would like to start with Happy Birthday to Marybeth Norton, she got to ride on her big day with Cricket! This winter has been a ‘Polar Coaster’ for sure! It is now 63 outside as I write this, then 38 by this evening. You have to love Ohio weather! Spring, you should be reading March 2020
County Lines OHC and Beaver Creek State Park Trails. Ride safe! ~Sally Stamp COSHOCTON
The breakfast group of Columbiana County OHC.
Marybeth Norton and Cricket this at the beginning of spring. Horse camping has started or will be starting soon, so let’s get ready! Are you going to travel this year or planning a trip next year? I found this great website with Horse Campgrounds directory across the United States, http:// www.horseandtravel.com/states/ camping_campsites.html. When traveling you want to map it out, figure how many hours you will drive for the day and make reservations at a horse friendly place. There are many overnight places; this website has all that information. Star this in your favorites on your phone so if you have an issue you can look up somewhere you can stay in a pinch. Traveling US Rider is the best roadside service for horsemen! They have the knowledge of horses and will care for you, your horse, truck and trailer! My dear friend used all her tows for the year and we had a flat, they extended a complimentary call for her. How awesome is that! Be safe out there! It’s time to get that trailer ready, checking the tires, brakes, cleaning your tack, and checking your gear for safety! Nothing is more important than checking all your tack for dry rot and wear and tear. If it breaks, it could leave you on the ground or stranded! One good thing I carry in my saddlebag is zip ties, in a pinch they can fix many things! There are so many things to pack. Get your list and check it twice before going riding. Have an awesome spring! ~Susan Lamb COLUMBIANA Our new year started with the 2020 officers hitting the ground running. President Aaron Perkins and treasurer, Ted Todd met with park manager Karl March 2020
Mattern to discuss the best way to fix some of our muddiest trails. Secretary Mary Matthews has applied for an OHC Grant to help with improvements at the clay pit area on the orange trail, along with some of the other of the muddiest trails. Plans for March 14 are to walk the trails around camp to check for needed repairs and downed trees. A ride at the county fairgrounds or Brady’s Run is scheduled for March 18 or 29. Day rides are planned at Mosquito Lake, Jefferson, Harrison and Stark county parks during June, July and August. The breakfast get-together, at The Dutch House in Columbiana, had a great turnout with 28 hungry riders. It was so nice to have a winter visit with members and guests. I think everyone enjoyed horse talk with riding buddies, new and old. We welcomed new members who signed up. A new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been setup by the trail maintenance personnel for the public to make contact with trail maintenance issues. For example, areas needing damages repaired, downed trees, etc. The address will be posted on both Facebook pages and the bulletin board at Horseman’s Camp. Please save it in your phone and use it to inform BCHA of problems you run into on the trail. Please tell them your GPS coordinates to help the trail team know exactly where the issue is, as well as the color of the trail and what it is close to. If you can take a picture, coordinates should show up with it. April’s meeting will be the first of the month, April Fools Day, at Paul’s on Main Street in Columbiana. Trail maintenance is scheduled for April 4, 18 and 25. Hopefully we will start the grant work with another ride at Brady’s Run April 19 or 26. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at Marks’s Landing or Paul’s Cafe. Location will be announced in advance. We welcome guests who want to learn more about
Hello from Coshocton County OHC. We have been working hard with two outings. One more is scheduled to clean the trails of downed trees. High winds in the winter months have brought down trees and branches, but we are getting them cleaned up. Our club has voted on two events for this year. Our first event will be the poker ride on June 6, and the second will be our annual hog roast on Sept. 19. I will have the top miles ridden and maintenance hours worked in the next Corral. We hope to see you at the March meeting, which will be at Hardees in Coshocton. Sorry for the short article, but there is not a lot of club news during the winter months. ~Gigi
Harvey driving Chris and Neva.
Linda at the Regional Ride at Van Buren.
Bridget and Girly. Russell 437, Kathleen Powell 393, Jennifer Kadesh 340, and Vicki Scantlen 320. Harvey Bok had 8 hours of driving. T-shirt order forms were distributed and a gift exchange took place. Attached are photos of the top mile/hour earners. Save the date! The Fun Show is scheduled for June 6 at Paulding County fairgrounds. “Some friends have to walk around on four hooves, so they can carry such a big heart.” — Unknown ~Deb H. DELAWARE
Coshocton County OHC DEFIANCE The Tack Sale and More is coming! We’ll see you at the Paulding County Fairgrounds on March 8. If you haven’t reserved a table, get with Michelle Cogswell! Find us on Facebook. It’s going to be a ‘Bridle Party’. January 18 was our Christmas party. Top miles for the year were Linda Mabis 471, Bridget
Howdy from your friends in the Delaware Chapter! Hurray, March is daylight savings month! I, for one, do not mind losing one hour of sleep to ‘spring forward’ for it means warmer weather and longer daylight for riding! I hope everyone has gotten the chance by now to enjoy some outdoor fun with your equine partner, as my horse, Prada and I have. Exciting news! Our chapter was awarded a $750 matching grant from the OHC State Trails committee. The announcement of our selection was made during the mid-winter meeting held at 59
County Lines Salt Fork in January. Our grant project, entitled ‘Kilbourne Triple Boardwalk’ will create three separate boardwalks at the north end of Winterhawk west, near Kilbourne. This section of trail has always been challenging to maintain as the ODNR property is very narrow in this area with a considerable slope towards the reservoir. The trail is typically very muddy and swampy, creating hazardous riding conditions especially after heavy rain. Our chapter will be working with local Eagle Scout candidates to complete this project. Last month, our chapter welcomed Sara Fritsch as our first speaker of the year. She gave a very interesting and informative presentation on how to incorporate a ‘whole systems approach’ to the management of your equine property. Thank you Sara! In addition, several members received recognition for their accomplishments in both trail mileage and saddle hours. Trail mileage patches were awarded to the following members for reaching milestones: Linda VanHorne and Theresa Burke, 1,000-mile patches; Mike Shott and Ruth Kimpel, 200-mile patches; Bobbi Arters, Carole Bosich, 1,000mile bars. Tanya Corzatt earned top saddle hours for 2019. She and Dan Chambers both achieved their 1,000 saddle hours patch. A certificate of appreciation was awarded to member Carole Bosich to recognize her considerable number of solo hours spent working on the Alum Creek bridle trails. This month’s guest speaker will be Laura Beaver. an accomplished equestrian, with many years of experience, in competition, training and course design. Laura will share her expertise in another area, namely, the use of essential oils in improving the health and well-being of our equine companions. It is possible that by the time this issue reaches you, our meeting will have already taken place. I will be sure to include a synopsis of her presentation in next month’s column. Our awesome trail maintenance volunteers continue their work caring for our Alum Creek bridle trails. Additional volunteers are always welcome and much appreciated. The crew typically meets every Tuesday morning at the Alum Creek equestrian campground at 9:30 a.m., weather permitting. Afterwards, 60
the group continues to enjoy the camaraderie and the good feelings generated by a job welldone while lunching at nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant. If you can spare a Tuesday morning, please contact crew leader, Mary Chmielewski at 740/524-1351 for more details. The OHC Spring General Membership meeting is scheduled for March 21 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Eagles Lodge on SR 36 in Delaware, Ohio. All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch is available for a nominal fee via prepaid tickets. Looking ahead, the 2020 Equine Affaire is being held April 2–5 at the Ohio Expo Center. Volunteers are needed to help serve as ‘OHC ambassadors’ at our state OHC booth, #800 Bricker building. Information regarding volunteer signup can be found on our state OHC website and Facebook page. Don’t delay! A few tickets are still available, as of the writing of this article, to join your fellow OHC friends for the Thursday evening performance of Equine Affaire’s ‘Fantasia-A Celebration of the Horse’. To check for ticket availability, please call/ text Theresa at 614/329-7453. I will try to share some pictures of this rowdy bunch in next month’s byline. Until then, enjoy safe and pleasurable riding and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County! The weather has been wonderful for this time of year in northern Ohio. The ground hasn’t frozen much, so field riding has not been an option. Who needs fields when we have some great trails to ride. A lot of great things are going to happen around Edison Woods this year. The park plans on putting in a bathroom on the new Mason Road parking area. We are also working on a sign
Our riding ponchos.
Happy Birthday Julie! with some brush removal for the entrance. Lots of trail work is planned for this side of the park and of course, trail maintenance. January we held our meeting at The Coupling. There was good attendance and a tasty potluck. January 11, marked our first club craft day. The girls met at Julie’s house, we really wanted to see her new horse. Her new horse is a gelding, and very pretty. We also surprised her with a birthday cake and other gluten free desserts! What do horse girls do at a craft day? We made fleece ponchos to wear when we ride. They all turned out very well. Our horses also received some new bling to wear. We made rhythm necklaces for our horses to wear. Turquoise, silver, bells, feathers, gold and wood beads added to the mix for the best dressed horses on the trails. We had a lot of fun! I cannot believe it is March already. Lots of things are on the calendar for this month. The regional and state meetings are planned. Our annual recognition banquet is scheduled for the 28th at Danny Boy’s. Hopefully, everyone turned their miles and hours in because there were awesome awards last year. Our local ride will be at the Collins Rails to Trails on Sunday, March 29. Joyce will be the hostess. We joined Lorain County this year for their Sweetheart Ride on Feb. 15 at Carlisle Equestrian Center. The Equine Affaire is at the beginning of April, I hope see you there! ~Shelley
FAIRFIELD In southern Ohio so far the winter has treated us reasonably well. Much wetter than I would like, but the moisture has come in the form of rain and not snow. The older I get the less I enjoy snow. Cold I can deal with as long as TSC continues to sells coats and gloves. Did you hear, Buckeye Chuck did not see his shadow? Hope he is right so I can get rid of the mud out in the horse lot. Yesterday was Feb. 3, myself along with some friends, went for a ride at Tar Hollow State Forest. The afternoon temperature was 66 degrees. One of my friends on the ride said he logged 102 mile in January. All of that is pretty much unheard of in our little part of the world, but I like it. Two of our members, Kathleen and Bruce Smith now retired, started going to Florida with their horses in the winter a few years back. They have now purchased a few acres and are in the process of building a more permanent location to spend the winter months. She wrote an article about her Florida experiences for our Fairfield OHC newsletter. Visit our web page where you can access our newsletter. I found the article extremely interesting and informative and hopefully helpful to future snow birds with horses. The Fairfield OHC web page is, ffohc.com. Enjoy! Our club had a great year logging miles out on the trails. Tom McGuire, our trail boss tallied the information and the final total of the miles turned in by 48 of our members was 27,137 miles. Ten of those members logged over 1000 miles each, with our top rider, Sam Underhill logging 1888 miles. Even more impressive was Jim McGuire Sr., at age 81, with the second most accumulated miles, 1775. Congrats to all of our members! We have not yet finalized our ride schedule for 2020 but when we do it will be posted on our web page. Check it out and come ride with us if you are in the area. Everyone is always welcome. Each year for the past several years our club has hosted a state ride over the Labor Day weekend at Scioto Trails State Forest near Chillicothe, Ohio. This event has grown each year and last year we finally out grew the tie line and camping facilities at the park. All of us responsible for the event agreed we wished to keep the ride at Scioto Trails. Tom McGuire and I approached March 2020
County Lines the park manager, Brian Kelly and explained our situation and outlined our thoughts on how to improve the facilities for our current and future needs. Brian has given us the go ahead to expand the camping and tie line area. This is a top priority for our club and as soon as the weather breaks for the better we will be all over this project. For those that have ridden with us over Labor Day in the past, we hope to see you in the fall. I’m confident the expanded tie line area will improve the camping experience for everyone. For anyone else looking for a great place to ride and have fun for a long weekend, come see us Sept. 2-8. We have games for all ages, live entertainment on Saturday night, a door prize give a way, free food and 50 miles of some of the best trails in southern Ohio for you to enjoy. ~Chris FULTON In like a lion and out like a lamb! I’m hoping that March comes in more like a playful lion cub rather than a roaring lion on the hunt! It definitely was ‘playful cublike’ weather for our New Year’s Day ride. There was a little snow on the ground but the temperature was above freezing and the sun was shining brilliantly. About ten people rode out of Tammy Royer’s place a little after noon for the Annual New Year’s Day ride. Colds kept a few people at home who normally would have been there. Riders said they passed several other groups of horses out in Oak Openings; it’s good to see people out on the trails! There is a lot to look forward to this year. Our camping committee has been busy finding spots that we usually don’t go to. We talked about taking some long weekend trips to some new places; one of those places is Big Elk Lick in Pennsylvania. Carolyn had contacted them and when I left the monthly meeting,
Connie and Star. March 2020
Deb and her horse. she was surrounded by people who sounded like they wanted to make some reservations. Check out our website, fcohc.com, for dates and more details. Somebody asked about our local areas where we camp; it was explained that we can easily fill those in but that these fartheraway locations need to have reservations locked in. Hard to believe we are talking about the Christmas party already! Some new people joined the Christmas party committee and we’ve been told to get creative! We know that the party is on the first Friday of December; this year that is Dec. 4. That makes our annual Cowboy Christmas Swap Meet at the WB Ranch on Sunday, Dec. 6. Just think of all the fun stuff we will be doing until then! Good news for us and congratulations to all who turned in trail miles and saddle hours for 2019! This past year had a lot more miles than the previous year; 73 members turned in 132,091 miles ridden and 1244 hours spent in the saddle! That is awesome! Way to go, Kenny Vaughn, for having the most miles from the club—over 1000! I’m so sorry, I didn’t catch who had the most saddle hours. Thinking ahead to May, you’ve got it, a Kentucky Derby party! Weather permitting it will be at Tammy’s once again on Derby Day, May 2. Bring your stick horse and wear your hat; men, there’s a hat contest for you too! More fun details to follow. Let’s see; camping, Trail Clean-Up Day April 5, Equine Affaire, riding, Derby party, riding, camping, Christmas party, camping….yes, that’s it for now. I even snuck a couple extra in there; did you catch that? Don’t let those closed trails slow you down; keep track of those miles and saddle hours. February has passed; here’s hoping everyone that’s under the weather is up and at ‘em again soon. Happy Trails! ~Trina
I hope everyone is doing well in the New Year, and hopefully getting some riding in. I know Dave has been riding out of state. I have unfortunately been busy every day it’s been nice, but hopefully I’ll get on the pony soon. As you read this I’ll be a couple of weeks out from wrist surgery. My motto is: If it’s fixable, let’s fix it, as long as it’s in the winter. I’m hoping there will be decent weather for the few weeks I’m healed enough to ride but not enough to work! Work has continued off and on at Caesar Ford, as weather and time permits. Last year a sign, a picnic table, and some tie rails were put up at the new horse trailer parking lot. I’ve had the photos, thanks to Dave and Karen Goodbar, for a few months, but other things kept popping up so I haven’t had a chance to share them yet. I’ve included them this month. Shortly after you get this, you should be receiving your newsletter with the calendar for the year. We always schedule club rides, and just hope for the best. There have been a few years when every single one got rained out. Hopefully, that won’t happen this year. Don’t forget that March 8 is the Great Tack Exchange at the Warren County Fairgrounds. If you have items to sell, we have a booth there so feel free to bring your sale items. Make sure they are marked with your name and a price, and if the price is negotiable, please leave a list with us that this is the case. If you don’t need to sell anything, feel free to stop by anyway. I don’t think I’ve missed this event for the last 20 years, probably longer. Even before we had a booth and before I was a Warren County member, I always came
Greene County OHC
to shop. It’s funny how even when I don’t need anything, I manage to find something cool. I always stock up on my various sizes/types of snaps at the tack exchange. The camaraderie is good and so is the food. ~Mickie GEAUGA Hello from beautiful Geauga County! It has been quiet thus far here in Geauga County, now that winter has finally made an appearance. Jennifer Salo-Bayzath was our gracious host, opening up her home for the February meeting. Thank you Jennifer! Plenty of food and laughter ensued. We are beginning to plan our trail ride and event calendar for the upcoming year, so stay tuned! Our general meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Locations to follow via email. We would love to see you there! HAMILTON Hello everyone! In Southwest Ohio, winter is almost over and spring is right around the corner. We have Daylight Savings time beginning, giving us more barn time at night and starting the horses to thinking about shedding out those coats. Two things I’ve learned are key: do not curry with chapstick on and do not curry wearing a fleece sweater. Many of our members have stayed busy doing training clinics, working on ground work or taking advantage of some decent days to get some trail riding in. Winter is also a time when many horses get to forget about working and just get some down time in with their pals. Soon we will begin doing our trail maintenance on our local bridle trails, getting them cleared so that not only we can enjoy them, but also so that all equestrians in our area can enjoy them. We as OHC are the stewards of the lands and it’s up to us to maintain not only the trails but also our relationships with the park districts to make sure we will continue to have these places to ride. We’re in the middle of a membership drive to bring in new members, but we also want to bring back members who have let their memberships expire. Spread the word to join the Hamilton County chapter! We have plenty 61
County Lines of Indiana members and a few Kentucky ones as well who wish to take advantage of the benefits of such a great organization. We would like to see an increase in secondary memberships as well. We are surrounded by many great counties here in the Cincinnati area. We spent February collecting tack to sell at Warren County’s Tack Exchange in March to raise funds for some future events. We also finished our tentative schedule of events for the year. Our chapter’s web page on the ohconline.com website will be updated with our events before they occur and as always, email reminders. Facebook announcements will be posted to keep everyone informed. Join our Facebook group at ‘Ohio Horseman’s Council Hamilton County Chapter’. I hope to see you all at our meetings at the Crosby Township Community Center, 8910 Willey Road, Harrison, Ohio, the first Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. Happy horsing around, ~Jennifer Drennan HOCKING Hey there from Hocking County! I know it has been awhile since you all have heard from us. A reflection on 2019 and wow what a year we had! Our trail scheduled rides started out in May at Cowboy Larry’s and finished in October at Great Seal. In early October, our members Cowboy Larry, Jean Elick, Curt and Robbyn Truax, and Jason and Laura Owings all went to Catalooche Horse Camp in North Caroline to ride the Great Smokies! Larry was an awesome trail guide! Pictured is the group in front of Cowboy Larry’s horse trailer ‘The Green Monster’, that is approximately 40 years old! Our chapter took part in
The Green Monster.
Gunnar in the Christmas parade. the Logan Christmas Parade. Gunnar and his trusty steed Crossfire enjoyed dressing up for the occasion. We also adopted a family for Christmas. We shopped ‘til we dropped and enjoyed each other’s company while wrapping the gifts. We celebrated our year with an After Christmas Party that included good food, good company, and lots of dancing! The kids enjoyed opening gifts and the adults had fun opening and trading gifts in the gift exchange. Our vice president, Raven, and her family welcomed a handsome little boy in July. Their 6-year -old little cowboy went under major reconstruction surgery in August to repair birth defects. He is recovering well and can’t wait to be back in the saddle! Members Tyler and Misti also welcomed an adorable baby boy in December! Our 2020 officers are: President John Sharp, Vice President Raven Rau, Secretary Robbyn Truax and Treasurer Dianne Lowe. ~Raven and Robbyn HOLMES
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Hello to all my horse riding friends! This weather has been so mild that I cannot believe that I have not ridden since I parked my horse trailer. Many of my true horse riding friends have not missed a beat. Since I have gotten older, I am only a fair weather fan. As I think back in my memory bank, I never missed a chance to ride whether it be rain, snow, sleet, hail or even in a tornado! Now,
Cheryl’s filly and colt.
I admit I am not so brave! Those were the good old days with lots of great memories! One of my favorite memories was over the Christmas holiday when I hauled to Mohican and rode in the fresh snow with only me and my horse. It was beyond beautiful. Savor those moments that you will remember forever. While watching posts on Facebook, I have the privilege of knowing what some of our other members are doing. I watch for posts from Wendy as she is always riding, and I am so happy to see that Jack is out and about too. They have been riding and clearing debris on the Mohican trails. They also cut back a treetop at the bottom by the river so riders could get by. On the upper ‘yellow’ trail they dug up the limbs of a tree so riders could get by safely. Wendy reports that the trails are in awesome shape even with all the rain. She also acquired a new horse named Renegade, congratulations. Thank you! On the ‘Red’ river crossing there was a deer stand submerged in the water, this was reported by a new member in our group and the maintenance crew got it out the next day. Thank you and welcome Jen. Cheryl S. has had a busy winter taking care of an 8-month-old registered Pinto Half Haflinger filly named Briar Rose and a 7-month-old registered Half QH Haflinger colt named Rooster Cogburn, plus the two mares. We are excited to report that the woodshed is up at camp! On a different note, one of our members has been busy birthing her lambs for the year. In the middle of all this she was also able to find a new horse for her to ride this year. So far she has 17 ewes and has seven yet to birth. So far a total of 35 lambs have been born, which includes two sets of triplets, one single and 28 sets of twins. That is quite a task Vickie! Plus she does our secretary work and various other things including reporting our trail miles to the state.
Speaking of trail miles, these totals are so important to be reported. The totals show that the trails are being used for what they are intended for, which helps keep these trails open for the riders that frequents them. One very important reason to become one of our members and turn those miles in. Join and come ride with us. In other horsey news, I believe that Tammy C. also has a new horse, congratulations! I hope everyone has a great winter and an early spring with awesome trails to ride on and provide the selfless help working on the trails so all can enjoy and be safe. Happy Trails! ~Ricki JACKSON
Hello everyone! Spring is looking closer all the time, hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can enjoy some early trail riding. Along with the riding urge comes several horse related events to scratch that springtime itch. The Southern Ohio Horse Auction will be held at Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, Ohio, on March 14. The Equine Affaire will be held at the Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio, from April 2-5. Anyone interested in either event can search the Internet for more details. Our chapter membership enrollment is approaching the same number as last year, but we still have a few who have not sent in their applications. Please forward the enrollments as soon as possible. Support of our chapter is support for the trail riding experience at Hammertown Lake and around Ohio. Several chapter events are on the planning table for this year. If anyone has any suggestions for the upcoming riding season, please forward them to one of the chapter officers for discussion at our next meeting. Join our Facebook page, Jackson County Ohio Horseman’s Council, for reminders of upcoming events, including meetings. March 2020
County Lines One last reminder to be extra careful on your first ride out in the spring. The horses are feeling rested after the winter break and have extra energy to blow off. We hope to see everyone at the next meeting in March. ~Carmel Johnson KNOX At the end of each year at KCOHC, a Most Valuable Person is selected for their participation in our chapter. For the year of 2019 I am proud to announce that Mary Baker received the award, which was presented to her at our now annual after the holidays Winter Bash. I had nothing to do with this selection and was as surprised as she was. Way to go Mary! And to the MVP selection committee, thank you. Mary works diligently alongside me each year as she is sort of trapped by my constant requests for help. Our Winter Bash this year was held on Jan. 25, at the Waterford Methodist Church in Waterford, Ohio. Thanks to Barbara Stevens for arranging with the church to allow our gathering. As the included picture shows we had a good turnout despite pending bad weather. We played a few games and had our usual ‘steal if you must’ gift exchange which as usual, was a lot of fun. Given the location was in a church, I especially ask forgiveness for the theft I committed. Again, good friends came together with good food for a good time. Following our Winter Bash, on Jan. 26, Mary and I represented KCOHC at the OHC Council Mid-Winter Meeting at the Salt Fork State Park Lodge. It was good to see many OHC members in attendance and exchanging ideas. Discussions on trail building and groundwork with your horse were of particular interest to me. I generated lots of notes which I will share at the next KCOHC meeting.
KCOHC 2019 MVP, Mary Baker. March 2020
2020 Winter Bash With the mild winter weather, and having the holidays behind us, on Feb. 2, Ground Hogs Day we were once again saddled up and on the trail. While this was an open ride created on the Always Riding Facebook site, most of us were members of KCOHC, thus I mention it here. Face it, OHC is a large social club and we all originally got acquainted through OHC. That is really what makes OHC a great organization. And I do hope you feel somewhat the same and did submit your 2020 membership. By the time you read this, the Knox County OHC Tack Auction for 2020 will be history. Randy Newsum, Auctioneer and Steve Armstrong, tack, were once again invited to conduct our auction. I want to remember to thank Mary Jo Gibson for once again stepping up and taking charge of the kitchen, Rannay Cline for taking over the silent auction, Barbara Stevens for watching over our funds, Debbie Cole for clerking for the auctioneer, and all those other fabulous volunteers that make KCOHC a success. March 8 is the OHC General Meeting held at the Eagles Club in Delaware, Ohio. Members are welcome to attend, reservations are necessary if you want to join in the meal held at noon. Our first official organized ride for 2020 is March 28 on the Mohican Valley Trail. This is a Saturday so you may park in the church parking lot. Plan to be in the saddle and ride out at 11 a.m. Bring a packed lunch. April 2-5 is Equine Affaire. OHC generally keeps a booth there. Volunteers to man the booth are requested, generally for a four-hour shift. April 24-25 is a scheduled KCOHC camp and ride weekend at Dillon. If you neither camp nor possibly ride, as a KCOHC member, you are always welcome to the Saturday night potluck or just join us around the evening campfire. I assure you, every story told there is pure truth. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses
On the trail in February 2020 leaner, as we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. We meet on the third Monday of each month at the Long Branch Pizza on Main Street in Centerburg at 7 p.m. ~Terry L. Baker LAKE The Frosty the Snowman cookies used for one of our games were absolutely adorable and pretty tasty. Thank you Bonnie for making them, and organizing the games at our January celebration. The Willoughby Brewing Company had much laughter and horse play Jan. 26. Kris L. won the Frosty game, while Penny P. won the Riders’ bingo. I sat right between them and won, nothing! Michelle S. and Rosemary M. picked different prizes and awards for us. Each member attending received a flowing red scarf with X’s and O’s on it. The members who turned in their trail miles and/or riding hours received a prize. Barbara M. brought her fabulous photo album made from pictures she posted on Facebook over the past ten years. Several of our members and their horses are shown on various riding trails in our area. We enjoyed seeing ourselves from yesteryear. Our next meeting will be March 11 at 7 p.m. at Lake Farm Park. We will discuss and organize our Poker Ride. Everyone is welcome. We will also discuss our regional ride and the support of other OHC clubs. Stay safe and keep smiling. ~Rayneen LICKING Hello from Licking County. As I type this article it is Groundhog Day, and great news, he didn’t see his shadow, which means an early spring. The January meeting was well attended; it was good to see everyone. Our members did a good job getting the 2019 trail miles and saddle hours reports turned into me. I received more
reports than last year and the miles doubled! The top ten riders in Licking Chapter are Mitzi Gerber, Linda Paterson, Liz Shiplet, Karen McCabe, Jane Thomasson, Linda Smith, Sigrid Batten, Craig Santee, Charlene Santee, and William Bering. The top ten hours are Karen McCabe, Liz Shiplet, Sigrid Batten, Jane Thomasson, Deborah Sheka, Jan Dean, Sandy Belt, and Mitzi Gerber. The top four parks are Taft, Infirmary Mound Park, Dillon State Park, and Mohican. Three members received a patch: Jane Thomasson, Sigrid Batten and Linda Smith. Linda Bering won the $25 gift card. I could be wrong but didn’t Bill Bering win last year? We reported 4,932 miles and 406 saddle and driving hours. With all the rain and mud last year I believe we did pretty good. Our committees are meeting and planning a busy year. Diana Wheatly will be the show chairperson, she announced the July Fun Show will be on July 25 at Infirmary Mound Park in Granville, mark your calendar! We will have hot dogs and hamburgers, soda and all the good stuff we love to eat. Diana is bringing back the Pleasure Driving Class for all who enjoy driving, please come to the show. I know, only one driving class, but the park has some beautiful trails which you can also drive on, come and show and play on the trails. The PEEP Chairperson, Debbie Stevens, stated that she is planning on several events for us. One being the July 4 parade in Granville; this is so much fun and we have a tailgate potluck afterward. Debbie is looking at new locations for the Christmas party. At the April meeting, we will have Camping 101, weather permitting. We have some new members and old ones too who want to try camping. We will have some trailers set up. You may bring your trailer and horse or just come and learn. Debbie has a couple more events being checked into, I don’t want to tell you everything. Craig Santee, the trail maintenance chairperson, has April 18 marked as a workday at Dillon State Park. We need all able bodies to help keep our trails in good condition. Don’t forget to sign up to work in the OHC booth at the Equine Affaire, April 2-5, visit the state website to sign up. 63
County Lines Charlene Santee is taking on the job of planning Chapter Trail Rides; she will post the schedule soon. We have been having problems with our website, to get to the site please go to the browser’s page and type in the full website name or else it will take you to a wrong site. The site will be shut down at the end of April. You will still be able to find us on the state website and Facebook. I want to send out a big Happy Birthday to Jan Dean, a young 88. Jan says it’s only a number. Be safe out on the trails. ~Deborah Sheka LOGAN The Logan County OHC had their February meeting at the East Liberty Community Room on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2. We had a potluck dinner followed by a short meeting. We had 14 members present and two new members, Steve and Tina Conrad. President Jeanie Boswell brought up about the national registry for microchipping your own horse, and the cost is much less than it would be if a veterinarian were to come out and chip your horse. It’s only $23.50 with shipping and handling. This is very good information if you ever thought about an identification chip for your horse. There will be a central region ride June 26-28 at Dillion State Park. Logan and all the counties in the central region are invited. There was a 50/50 drawing and Dave Fulkner won $25. The ground hog did not see his shadow, so I guess that means an early spring! ~Cynthia Orr LORAIN Top of the morning to you all! Our sponsor, for the month of March, is Equine Essentials located at 32730 Walker Road, Avon Lake, Ohio. You can visit them at their store or check them out on the web at www. equineessentialsavonlake.com. They are well stocked for all your equestrian needs. When you go, kindly thank them for their patronage for our calendar. Remember that daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 8. I’m always excited about the longer hours of daylight at the end of the day, after the long dark nights of winter. It gives us 64
a chance to spend time outside with our equine friends and to do our barnyard projects, before the heat of summer comes and zaps our energy. On Sunday, March 15 we have a St. Patrick’s Day ride planned for 1 p.m. at the Carlisle Equestrian Center. Green is the lucky color of the day so come dressed in green, and decorate your steed in green as well, if you wish for good luck when riding in search of the pot of stew at the end of the trail at 3 p.m. (Shh, don’t give it away, but it is in the enclosed pavilion). Please bring a pot of chili or a side dish to share. Jim and Laura Wallace are the contacts for this ride. Monday, March 16, is our monthly membership meeting at Carlisle Black River Room at 7 p.m. We will have refreshments as we enjoy hearing about the trail miles we’ve tallied up. Step right up to get your award if you’ve got those buns of steel to prove it, or perhaps it’s best just to listen for your name to be announced by Brenda Lang, who will present the trail mile awards. Thank you, Brenda; we certainly appreciate the wonderful job you do with this task, year after year, which is no small task indeed. On Friday, March 20, we are going on an Amish Tour. We’ve done this for a number of years and it’s a great way to catch a breath of fresh air after being cooped up all winter. We plan to car pool from C&L Shoes, 10259 Spencer Road (Ohio Route 301), so plan to arrive at 8:30. If you can’t meet there, you can catch up with us along the way; just refer to our March calendar update on the Lorain OHC website for the schedule. We have a full day of fun and interesting stops planned including the Trail Farm Supply tour, Heini’s Cheese shop, Mrs.Yoder’s for lunch, Bowman Bits, and we will wrap things up at Oak Grove Carriage at 2:30 for a tour. Contact Jim Wallace for the tour day. Please note, the date has been moved to March 20 from March 27. On Saturday, March 28 we will be at the Wellington Reservation for a day ride beginning at 1 p.m. Sue Mollica is the contact for this ride. Looking ahead to April, many club members like to head to the Equine Affaire in Columbus, for a day or for the entire event April 2-5. There are many talented speakers on all sorts of educational topics each day; you
may want to look on their website for the full details. Fantasia is a big highlight and tickets sell out quickly, so don’t delay buying your tickets in advance to avoid being left without one. See ya out there! ~Kathy Duncan MEDINA Time to throw off those blankets and get out to our first meeting of the year. It’s our chili-cookoff event and it’s always a good time. Come for chili at 6:30 p.m. and stay for the meeting at 7 p.m. Plans for this year will be discussed and lots of chili will be consumed. Like most meetings, it will be held at the historic Boston Store in the CVNP. Honestly, if you have not been to the Cuyahoga National Park lately you need to get on down here. The new visitors center on Riverview Road, around the corner from Boston Store, is beautiful and blends in with its serene surroundings. It’s open until 5 p.m. in winter and 6 p.m. in the summer months, JuneSeptember. The displays are informative and you can learn a lot about the valley and how it has been a part of Ohio history. Our year is just starting. Our first work session will be March 14 with a backup date of March 21. Despite the hard work, we all look forward to this time of year since it comes with a pancake breakfast at Hale Farm. Join us, we generally meet at the covered bridge on Everett Road about 8:30 a.m. Contact Patricia Vance (email@example.com or 330/836-9358), Raydeen Ryden (firstname.lastname@example.org or 334/663-7361) or Mike Andrea (email@example.com or 330/592-5953) for details. Day rides with our ride crazy Summit Chapter neighbors are on the schedule. They start March 21 at Hinckley Reservation followed by April 15 also at Hinckley. These will continue on into October visiting such parks as Mohican, Malabar Farms and Cleveland Metroparks. Ride out is at 10:30 a.m. Contact Barb Vega, 216/702-1224, if you are coming and for more information please contact Molly Eastwood, 330/603-0820. For a complete list of the rides contact Barb or Molly or visit our new website. Speaking of the new website. A full schedule of these rides, our meetings, our state ride, and the events will appear on
the new website. It’s all a part of the OHC state website. Visit ohconline.com, then chose ‘Find Chapter’ and then select Medina from the search list. We’re very excited about this part of the OHC State website and will be adding to it with pictures and other information. We might even start a blog. Welcome to the 21st century. Now get out there and enjoy those longer days. ~Rosemary Young MEIGS What a beautiful day it was. At 65 degrees on the second day of February, I saw a lot of pictures of members out riding. I know we took advantage of cleaning the stalls and hauling sawdust. I guess the groundhog predicated an early spring, but I don’t know what you would call this. I guess climate change. Southeastern Regional Representative, Don Wagoner and his wife Vicki, attended our chapter meeting and asked us if we had any questions that he could answer or anything that needed addressed at the executive meeting he would be attending. It is so nice that he takes an interest in the chapters in his region and tries to attend the chapter meetings. The clinic for the vaccinations for your horse will be held at the Meigs AEP Horse Camp, March 28 at 1 p.m. Veterinarian. John Krawsczyn will be giving the vaccinations. Chapter member Ed Turley had knee surgery and is doing better. His wife, Susan, has been taking care of the horses and from what I understand it was an adjustment for her and the horses. I guess she has got them spoiled giving them carrots and treats all the time. She knows how to get them to like her. Ed is going to have to do the same thing. We are not going to let him have much time off, he has work that needs to be done at the horse camp. Ed has contributed so much time and work at the horse camp and all the events. We just can’t thank him enough. We are so glad he is doing okay. We have talked about extending the arena for the fun shows. We also discussed marking the trails with the mileage number so that you will know how many miles you are out on the trail. This would be a great help if someone gets lost or needs help. Happy Trails, ~Dian March 2020
County Lines MONTGOMERY Hi all from Montgomery County OHC! March is here and that means we will soon be covered in shedding horse hair. PSA, don’t wear lip balm and fleece when you groom your horses. In February we met to plan some fun activities, camping and rides. We will be sure to post the activities in the newsletter and the Corral as they come up. Some highlights are, axe throwing, an underground kayak trip, day rides at Sycamore State Park, Caesar Creek State Park, Hueston Woods State Park and Possum Creek Metropark. A campout is planned in August at East Fork. There might even be some full moon rides at Sycamore. Come join us for some fun and bring a friend or two! March activities are axe throwing March 14 and a Sycamore State Park cleanup on March 28, with a meal at La Rosa’s afterwards for a reward. Charlie McMaster is our new Sycamore State Park liaison. If you see any problems at Sycamore or have any questions, contact Charlie and he will let the park know. The Equine Affaire is April 2-5 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. OHC will have a booth to promote the organization. If you have time, they would love to have you volunteer at the booth. This is such a fun event, lots of awesome horse information, beautiful horses and so many vendors. At the January meeting we elected the club officers. Cindy Barnett stepped up to be president after three years off. We are grateful she is back! Debbie Rose is still vice president, Della Packer remains secretary and Charlene Hardin remains our treasurer. Thank you all for your
Julie P. and Z enjoying a ride at Possum Creek Metropark.
Karen’s newest baby, Shotzi, a buttermilk buckskin Gypsy Vanner filly. awesome service. Huge thank you to Taronna H. for her two years as our fearless, feisty, fun leader. At the January meeting the club voted to move the monthly meeting to the first Tuesday of each month, instead of the third Tuesday. Through April our meetings are at the Perry Township Building at 7 p.m. Starting in May and through October we meet at the Sycamore State Park horsemen’s area at 7 p.m. Come to the meetings for the great information, camaraderie and yummy snacks. We are trying to find speakers for our meetings, if you have any ideas let us know. In April the topic will be essential oils for you and your horse. Our club welcomes two new members, Julie and Eric P. and and their horse Z. It is nice to have new ideas and energy. Did you know our chapter has a Facebook page? Check it out at Montgomery County Chapter Ohio Horsemen’s Council. You will find events, articles, great and inspirational photos and sayings. Life ain’t always beautiful, but it’s a beautiful ride.—Gary Allan ~Jilleroo Karen R-E MORROW
Muffy, in her winter woolies, ready for a trail ride at Sycamore State Park. March 2020
Greetings from the Morrow County OHC chapter, where the transition to the 2020 portion of the 2019-20 winter has been mostly delightful for those who prefer spring/summer weather. Although the associated mud hinders some aspects of equine care, some members are enjoying
close to home riding on fallow fields and county roads. Ted rode with his grandsons while Gerald rode with his daughter. Mary and Dave created hoof prints on their local environment. The record high temperatures indicate there may be some credence to the possibility of global warming. An update of previously reported member health issues has ‘charter member’ Suzanne Allen recovering smoothly from her knee replacement surgery with help from daughter Joyce to keep her horse herd healthy. A parade picture shows an 81-year-old Suzanne riding a 31-year-old gelding, Justin, who is now in ‘horse heaven.’ Suzanne continues to be going strong. Byron had his shoulder surgery in January with anticipated resumption of riding before fall. However, his riding companion, Cheryl, who trailers her horse with Byron, hopes to hitch a trailer transport to Mohican with some of their other riding companions before Byron resumes riding. Our other chapter charter member and retired chapter president, Karen Sharp, is settled into her assisted living facility in Mount Vernon. Gerald shows continued improvement from treatments for cancer. Sadly, his brother’s funeral necessitated an unexpected trip to Iowa. Drew Baxter continues to send a steady picture stream of her ‘TLC’ for the menagerie of animals at the farm, while husband Frank continues to hone his calfcutting skills training with Jack McDonald at Jack’s indoor arena. Most chapter members have not received any 2020 riding equine therapy since the last report, but some scheduled tack auctions, advance information for the early April Equine Affaire, and spontaneous restaurant meal gatherings will nourish our equine spirit. Thankfully, no more horse burials have been reported since the two unexpected ones in late 2019. May no tragic events occur soon for any reader as we attempt to keep our equine companions healthy for our anticipated 2020 riding adventures. Until next month, strive to provide the best care possible for your horses so they can provide you the opportunity to enjoy some great riding later in 2020. Although this ending has read the same for several months, I am certain that my childhood cowboy/cowgirl heroes are
Suzanne Allen on Justin. shared by many readers. Therefore, I wish happy trails to you, as Roy and Dale sang for their theme song. Stay safe in the saddle. I hope to see some readers on the trail in 2020. ~DOC PIKE Coming soon to the trails of Pike State Forest—12 hours of daylight! Yes, this will surely inspire our OHC members and friends to start tracking miles in the saddle and scheduling days of trail maintenance. Our members totaled 800 hours of trail maintenance and 7,000 plus trail miles for 2019. Receiving trail mile trophies were Fern Beathard, with 1200 gaited miles, and Debby Sears with 700 trotting miles. Congratulations ladies! This is also a great time to thank a special group of guys who have spent countless hours performing trail cleanup. What makes them special? They assembled real pack-saddle gear for their extra ponying horses, carrying into the forest, chain saws, nippers,
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Pike County OHC gas and oil, garbage bags and lots of cookies! They left behind a very light footprint and very safe trails. Thank you to Calvin Knipp, Randy Wittkugle, Dave and Mack Robinson, Rick Keller and Brendon Mosely. As March begins, you may want to assemble your round pen and start to work your horse’s soft muscles. Encourage your horse to walk, trot and canter in both directions of the circle. It is also more interesting to take the halter off. They will most likely display their bucking horse mentality. I say, that’s a better place than out on the trail. Fifteen to 20 minutes a day for a week, could get them back into the mood to be your partner. If you don’t have a round pen, take your horse for a hike. One mile will do you both some good. Our February meeting ended like all of our meetings, with great fun and laughter. Bingo was the game of the day. Renee Cruea won the ‘split the pot’ with her card. Roy Suttles won a baby’s binky with a ‘cover all.’ Enjoy the sunny days ahead and all of your friends. ~Debby Sears PREBLE Wow! What a wild and crazy winter we are having! Mild temperatures and rain every weekend with occasional cold weather slipping in there with a few flurries. On Feb. 1, we had our monthly meeting and we did get some things accomplished. Our first Fun Speed show will be Memorial Weekend on that Saturday; Our State Ride will be the first weekend in October: Reservations can be made now with Reserve America online; all reservations can be made six months in advance. This makes it easier for you to get a camp spot for this great weekend. By making reservations prior 66
John Unzicker of Wayne’s Tree Service, cutting the huge tree on the Blue Trail. you will be assuring a spot for yourself and your friends who want to enjoy this weekend or any other weekend of camping. Reserving these camp spots help to show the park that we horsemen want our campground for our fellow horsemen and ourselves. Because of the rule changes they can send regular campers to our campground and if regular campers go online they can reserve spots at horsemen’s camp, so if we show that we are interested in keeping our camp ground for horses, it will be best for all. Donn and some of the fellows have been working on getting trees taken off the ‘C’ trail and Blue trail. There has been a huge four-foot diameter tree across the creek crossing on the Blue trail, right next to power lines clearing, for a couple of years. We have never had the equipment or enough help to get this bad boy taken apart. Thanks to Doug, Eddie, Dennis, Donn, Little John, and John, of John Wayne’s Tree Service, they have taken on that bad boy and are getting it out of there. John was kind enough to donate his time and equipment to get this tree moved out of the way. Huge thank you to all of these gents for helping out; it is so very much appreciated! Val Garnett is undergoing some health issues and we are sending out prayers to her and her family. Joe and Jean Allison have been staying close to home with this ugly weather, with Jean not able to walk on slippery surfaces very well; I guess most of us might be
having that issue. Daryl Bundy has been having his issues as well so to all of you, prayers and hugs going your way; get well soon. The Preble Horse Advisors Tack Sale was a good event. We participated and had two tables promoting our chapter, as well as Hueston Woods Bridle Trails. We can’t forget the great youth in Preble County who are very active and many will be at the Preble County Fair showing off their horses and skills they have learned over the year! Don’t forget the Equine Affaire in April. There are lots of exciting events and vendors who can help you get anything you may need for your equine buddy. OHC will have a vendor booth there, stop by if you are there and say “Hi!” If you haven’t turned in your 2020 membership application it is not too late. If you know of some one who might be interested in becoming a part of our ‘family’ bring them to the next two meetings which will be March 2 and April 4 at 4 J’s Pizza and Café in Camden, Ohio. Come early and get some great food. We eat at 5 p.m. and the meeting starts at 6 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting and at the Tack Swap the first part of March. ~Becky Clifton SANDUSKY Hello, horse family and friends! Hopefully, the winter blues haven’t set in too bad, just keep thinking spring, it’s coming, but not fast enough! Mud is the nasty three-letter word at our place. My beautiful black and white mare just loves to roll in the stuff. She’s shaggy, muddy and just downright gross-looking. I can’t wait to start getting the beauty out of that ugliness that’s going on now. We had a lot of fun at our Christmas party. The food was delicious and the company superb. It’s always a good time having the gifts opened and stolen. We tried something new this year by having Fred and Pam auction off about five items. All were handmade gifts and one wrapped surprise gift. It was fun and we raised some money doing it. There was also an ugly sweater contest, which Al proudly won. Winter Wonderland also went well during the last two weekends before Christmas. This was able to happen because
Ugly sweater contestants.
Fun at Winter Wonderland. of a lot of people working hard by volunteering their time and bringing horses. It’s a drivethru Christmas display during December that people can walk through on Fridays and Saturdays. We had about four horses giving rides to the kids on those nights. It takes a lot of volunteers to make this happen and there was discussion at the last meeting about whether we have enough help to keep doing it. There was also discussion about giving rides one night a week instead of two, in order to make up for the lack of help. It was tabled for further discussion at another time. Al and I went to the state winter meeting at Salt Fork State Park. We had a great time and the lodge is very nice. Al had meetings that I didn’t attend, so I enjoyed sitting around the fireplace reading and relaxing. He will go over what was discussed at the next meeting. We had to leave early during the Sunday general meeting due to water issues at home. I did meet some nice people who maintain the trails at Salt Fork. Once they found out that we haven’t ridden there, they gave me their information and are willing to give us a guided ride. We are excited to try out their trails this summer and will be contacting them and setting up a time for a scheduled ride. Our club website has been taken down, but it’s even better now since it will be on the state web page: ohconline.com, make sure you check it out. There is so much information and I find it much more user-friendly. Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. March 2020
County Lines first of April and are hoping for a decent spring. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT
A winter ride. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We meet for supper at 5:45 p.m. Check out Facebook or give me a call to find out where. For more information, give one of our members a holler, we would love to see you. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Give your horse a hug and think spring and no mud! Life is good! ~Marla Sidell STARK We are so excited! Attendance at our January meeting was wonderful. Several new members were present along with some regulars we hadn’t seen in awhile. We talked about upcoming events for 2020 and received several new ideas. In February we had our major fundraiser at the Stark County 4-H Tack Swap getting rid of old stuff and making money for our chapter. Several of our members attended the OHC State Conference held at Salt Fork in January and learned about the OHC website. We cancelled the one we had, saving us lots of money. We will be part of the one on the State’s website. Look for us there. Jill Eckroad will be updating our information. This year Vickey and Valerie will be creating a list of persons interested in doing day rides. Two will be planned each month with more added. Persons on the list will receive a text message of the rides so they can attend if interested. Tours of Whispering Grace therapeutic and Veterans centers are in the planning along with supporting the Veterans ‘SAM’ (serving area military) Center in Massillon. Many of us are looking forward to attending Equine Affaire the March 2020
SCOHC hopes everyone made it through January and February and are counting the days for a thaw, or at least seeing the sun before May. Some of our riders have been out on the trails, slippery conditions are not always obvious, so stay safe. Most of us have the trailer in storage, the horse running barefoot, and the accumulated clutter of 2019 front and center to deal with before spring riding starts in earnest. Let the junk go in the trash or recycling bins, donate your treasures to local charities, or participate in a local tack sale with your favorite OHC or 4-H group. It is a win-win for everyone involved and you will feel so much better. The Winter Banquet in January at Brushwood Pavilion, Furnace Run Metro Park, was spared the pre-ordained blizzard. The only white out we faced was the heavy rain accompanying the dense fog on our way back to civilization. The long anticipated event was actually a perfect storm of fantastic food, exceptionally beautiful location, and a group of people who know how to have a great time on a Friday night. Appetizers, main dishes, and desserts began to roll in but everyone had to wait about an hour before starting to graze. After sampling the warm-
Princess Traudy and Prince Consort.
OHC Happy Hoofers. up, we put on the feed bag and did some serious eating. Not to be forgotten were the mouth watering desserts and warm beverages to cap things off. Our thanks go out to everyone who worked so hard in preparing their exceptional dishes, the setup crew, and those who brought all the necessities to make this special meal possible. After dinner the first order of business was the White Elephant or gift exchange, depending on what was in each package chosen. We may have to rethink this next year to match more expectations either way. Then came the moment everyone was waiting for, crowning the Winter Queen of the banquet. This year’s reign will be held by Marietta Tromp who favored her subjects with a haughty smile and a regal wave. Runner up Slush Princess was Traudy Cook who lovingly donned her Emerald Farnam crown which more closely resembled the court jester’s or something very exotic from the Victoria Secret catalog. Both ladies looked radiant and will do us proud in the coming year. Final event of the evening was the drawing for the door prizes. Thanks to earning Big Dee Bucks accumulated over the year from member purchases at their store, we were able to offer each member their choice of a $20 item on the prize table. Thank you Big Dee for this all important bonus to your loyal customers within the OHC community. There were a lot of happy faces walking away from the prize table. From all of us at SCOHC, we hope you fared as well as we have so far this year. I can’t wait to ride with you on all the great trails we are so fortunate to have for our enjoyment. See ya! ~Joann Ulichney TRUMBULL
HRH Marietta Tromp
Think Spring! The members of the Trumbull County chapter hope everyone had a good winter
season and that you and your horses are in good health. Spring riding is just around the corner, as are the numerous tack swaps and sales sponsored by various chapters and organizations. Not only are the prices good on items you may need, but your purchases help those chapters and organizations in fundraising; the treasures are bountiful and everyone benefits! Isn’t it wonderful the friends you see at a tack swap and the people you meet? I know I am ready! Our Trail Ride coordinator John Clower is busy putting together the 2020 schedule of dates and locations for club rides. At this reporting time, the June ride will again be at 2 Mile Run County Park just outside of Franklin, Pa. The ride dates are June 19-21. If you would like information regarding reservation information please contact John at 330/360-0301. The full list of rides he has planned for members and guests will be available soon! “A horse will cross any bridge you build as long as the first one is from him to you.”—Author unknown. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails! ~Kathryn Bartow TUSCARAWAS The Tuscarawas County OHC membership has expanded recently. We have a responsibility to our membership to broaden our horizons beyond County Lines by increasing network capabilities. The recent Ohio Horse Council’s Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 26 at the Salt Fork Conference Center, served as an ideal opportunity to develop theory into reality. As this was my initial introduction to the business aspect and governing body, I was in awe of the organizational wisdom that becomes the driving force uniting us in a vision of common goals of ‘horsemen helping horsemen.’ Chapter meetings are permitted to be informal in nature with less than 50 members, or in excess of 50 members, formally conducted. This is Robert’s Rules of Order rule. Representatives in attendance were acquainted with the State OHC website, wherein each county is accorded the flexibility to creatively develop, expand and incorporate their specific chapter site within the website. Design and development sessions were offered to those 67
County Lines Facebook page or contact Holly at 330/432-5164 for changes of venue. ~Holly Waldenmyer UNION
Tuscarawas County OHC who sought the opportunity to serve as administrators of their chapter’s site. The tutorial was detailed and thorough. There is simply this enigmatic attraction and unbelievable thirst for sharing any horse related theories, stories and humorous incidents whenever ‘horse people’ are confined together. The attendees were generously treated to a western trail side buffet luncheon followed by our featured speaker, Helge of Waynesville, Warren County. Helge presented and defined the essentials of groundwork in relation to the fundamentals of horse training. We were transported momentarily to our own round pen experiences. Helge’s articulation of the dramatic effects of the use of body language and avoidance of pressure reinforced our own beliefs. Colorado, inspired by the recent wildfires out west, is pursuing and encouraging the procedure of ‘chipping’ our livestock. Gaining popularity nationwide, you may procure the ‘chipping kit’, including syringe, online. Whether you depend upon your local veterinarian to implant or choose to administer yourself, the process is reasonably priced. The syringe penetrates the ligament on the left shoulder, which provides a ‘vin’ number of sorts, designating ownership documentation. This procedure has been especially relevant during the wildfire evacuations, when retrieving your animals and proving ownership becomes a necessity. Of course, this will also alleviate or ease the concerns when we must confront the modern-day horse thief, as well. Do not deny yourself the wealth of knowledge and networking benefits readily available at the State OHC meetings. The next time it rolls around, say yes! Tuscarawas County OHC’s monthly dinner meeting falls on the second Monday of the month. You may wish to refer to our 68
Helge Buflod speaks at Salt Fork.
Warren County OHC
Winter riding at the farm.
Snowflakes in February. WARREN As you read this we’ll be getting very close to our annual Great Tack Exchange. If you are attending and find yourself with some free time, please volunteer. This is a well-attended event, and we have a great reputation. Contact information can be found on our Facebook page and in the Corral. If you are free Saturday evening, we have a shorter time to set up than usual, as we have to do it in the evening. Please consider volunteering, many hands make light work. We now have an agreement with the Caesar Creek management, which will lighten our workload significantly. Larger projects will be done by the park, with help from ODOT and anyone
else needed. This includes spreading gravel, large repairs, projects that require bigger equipment than we have access to, etc. The Over the Hill Gang will take care of clearing the trails, small repairs, and helping with other projects as needed. Brant the park director, Roger, Paul, and Bill will work together on a game plan so that all items are addressed. This should make it easier for us, as your Over the Hill Gang is not getting any younger! And of course, the trails we are so proud of will benefit from this effort. Thanks to Karen Johnson again for putting together our calendar for the year. You may notice that except for our standard campout in the group camp, and Founders Days, we haven’t scheduled any farther camping trips. The last few years hardly anyone has attended, more than likely due to weather. The decision was made to drop those. If you like to camp and are looking for new places or just company, feel free to post on our Facebook page to see if anyone is going anywhere. We have a lot of members who go to a variety of places. Also, feel free to share your experiences with new places you may have been. Hope to see you at the Great Tack Exchange. I’ll include more photos from the New Year’s Day ride. ~Mickie WASHINGTON Greetings in the horse world! Now that March is here, we have
hopes of spring riding becoming a reality. In our Washington County world, we have to wait until April 15 for the Kinderhook trails in Wayne National Forest to open, but there are lots of other places to leave tracks! Naturally, this is a pretty slow time for the club as a whole, but our meetings have been very interesting. There are numerous Facebook and websites for folks who travel long distances across the county. We read these accounts with a hankering to do the same, but many of us do not have the technology knowledge to tap into these tools. Dave and Vicki Williams have been our answer folks. Last summer they traveled to Monument Valley and rode. Our January meeting was an account of that trip. In February they were asked to come back and give technical tips on the nuts and bolts of planning and executing such a big trip. Of special concern were questions on where to find horse lodging, how far to travel, what to do about vet checks and the like. Of special interest was Dave’s talk of his ‘explorer’. It is a device that with the push of a button will bring help to you anywhere. It is satellite based so cell phone coverage is not an issue. These and many other issues were discussed and explained, thanks to Dave and Vicki for their efforts! We are looking forward to the spring awards banquet. We know we have some very high totals. We are quite anxious to go to the Spring OHC State meeting to see how many we have in the top ten at State. We are expecting maybe half of those folks to be Washington County members! We cannot give details till after the State meeting and our club awards meeting but there will be a lot of plaques and patches given! Due to the Equine Affaire dates our April awards/potluck meeting will be held April 9, 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster Street, Marietta, Ohio. The summer ride schedule is still being developed. We are not only looking for our members but trying to accommodate the new cowgirls group, many of which are Washington OHC members too, and Shiloh Riding Club and Wood County Club rides. Most of our members are members of at least two groups and we want to cooperate and ride together as much as possible. We had sad news in our club, one of our member’s 13-year-old son March 2020
County Lines passed away in a tragic accident. There was a memorial ride the first of February in his honor. His mother and grandmother are active in our group and ride continually. We are heartbroken for the family and express our deepest sympathy, as we are sure all in OHC share in our feelings. We are thinking perhaps a larger tribute later this summer, details will be forth coming if this happens. When the rain stops, the mud dries and the sun shines, we will see you on the trail! ~Rita V. Schultheis
outs are already planned for this year. Elkins Creek camp is set for June 7-14 and Hocking Hills at Pine Creek Horseman’s Camp is scheduled for Oct. 5-11. Pine Creek will be a new camp for us and we are all looking forward to some great fall riding. Hope to see you on the trails soon! ~Susan Baker
Janet, Trudy, Terri and Jan in Nashville, Tenn.
WAYNE Time for new beginnings, 2020 is here! Here’s to hoping we have a dry spring, lots of sunshine, healthy horses and members, and lots of great trail riding this year. Several members have started out the year with new horses. Nancy Strayer has a new Rocky Mountain horse to take on the trails this year. Wendy Stetson has a new Kentucky Mountain horse to ride. Funny how as we get older we are moving to those smooth gaited horses. We look forward to seeing these new mounts on the trails this year. The Winter Bash on Jan. 18 at Des Essenhaus in Shreve was well attended. The food was great as usual, with a hearty family style meal of Swiss steak, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, salad bar, and pie. The white elephant exchange was competitive as always with several ‘prizes’ making the rounds of several members before it was all said and done. Thanks to Trudy and Dave Schmidt for their hard work on this event. It is always good to see everyone in the middle of winter. Although the weather has been good enough for many members to ride, Trudy, Janet, Jan, and Terri decided to head south to Nashville for a long weekend. They are not saying what exactly
Wendy Stetson on Renegade. March 2020
Randy and Shelia at the Winter Bash. went on there but they assure me it was fun. They really enjoyed the music and night life. Marilyn Conley, Nancy Strayer, and Tom Bahl found a nice day on Jan. 15 to get out and work on the trails at Mohican. They took out seven trees from across the trails. They say they are getting more efficient with a new back pack to carry extra chains and tools. It may be, however, that they just have room for more snacks, which are always important! They report that the trails are very muddy in spots, especially on the Red/Blue Connector. Please, as always, try to ride on the Rails to Trails this winter and spring so that we can keep our forest trails in good condition. The parking area is very wet this time of year as well, if you must ride at Mohican, please park in the day use area out front where there is gravel and tie lines. Ruts caused by heavy trailers on the soft ground in the back take months to repair and are dangerous to horses and trucks. The spring trail ride planning meeting was Feb. 15. We planned our summer rides and campouts. Of course, Mother Nature always plays havoc with the best laid plans and we often have to ‘ad lib.’ It is still a good time to get together in the winter months and start thinking about where we would like to go this summer. We ate pizza from the Holmes County Club’s fundraiser which was held that day as well. What a fun and a great way to support another chapter. Several camp
WOOD Hello and happy spring. Currently, our 2020 ride schedule is as follows: June 7-13 at High Knob, Ill., June 26-28 is at Malabar Farm, July 4 weekend is at Van Buren State Park, July 1012 is at Alum Creek State Park, July 25-30 is at Summers, Pa., Aug. 7-9 is Edison Woods, Aug. 20-23 is Blue Rock State Park, Sept. 4-7 is Labor Day weekend at Van Buren State Park. We have the group camp at Hocking Hills for Sept. 4-13, Sept. 2527 is the NW Regional Ride at Van Buren State Park, Oct. 9-12 is Hobo Stew weekend at Van Buren State Park, and Oct. 1824 is the last ride for the season at Hoosier State Forest. This schedule is also on our Facebook page, Wood County OHC. At our awards banquet our top ten riders are Deta Miller 816 miles, Dawn Gomez 793, Diane Joseph 721, Jon Myers 604, Jon Potteiger 593, Cindy Overmyer 560, Jim and Karen Spero 473, Donna Comford 356, Becky Steingass 353, and Barb Oberhaus 332. We ate at the Dakota Grill in Findlay. Our Most Valued Member Award is the well-deserving Jon Myers! As the weather warms we will be out on trails, riding and working. Trail work is neverending. Several of our members are
Barb and Deta at Oak.
Barb and Donna
Donna says hi from Oak on the forest side. facing some serious illnesses. Call any of us if you need help. Hold your loved ones near, live like there is no tomorrow, and take nothing for granted! Love and prayers to all, ~Barb
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Western Horsemanship, Riding into the New Decade by Jennifer Woodruff The days are getting longer, warmer and brighter. The first indoor shows of the year are a wrap in the Midwest and our whistles are wet to dig into show season. No matter what discipline you show, spring is always a time of excitement of starting over new and strong. Each month I’m going to focus on a different class until we are riding in the summer months. This month I’m starting with an old favorite, Western Horsemanship. How to be ‘correct and start at zero’ (that’s a good thing really!), strategy that’s useful in all classes and, how to master the ‘tough stuff’ such as turns and spins. Over the years we’ve seen this class go through stages. The rough and tumble rider, the posed rider and now the connected rider. I give much of the credit to organizations like IEA and IHSA, who both reward a thinking, problem solving, functionally correct rider. To be at the proverbial zero (0) or average, you’ve got to be correct. But what is correct? Balanced, sitting deep with weight in your heels and an imaginary line running down from your shoulder to hip through your heel. You should have enough contact in the reins where your rein hand stays over the swell (horn) or ahead of it in all maneuvers. Your free hand should be held in line
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with your rein hand, in a soft fist, thumb foreword. In order to have a great connection you should be maintaining a straight line from bit or bottom of the shank, to your elbow. Bits are actually designed to work correctly with this alignment, it amazes me how infrequently this is taught to anyone who rides. As a rider you should always be ‘talking’ to your horse through invisible aids: leg, seat, hand etc. And beyond, when your horse is a horse, how do you handle it? Gone are the days of robots running a pattern with a stiff, posed rider on their back. As judges we want to see how you connect, feel, adjust. How you deal with horses being horses. Once you are at zero, or correct, we can then add degree of difficulty. The newer scoring system gives us the ability to award up to 3 points for each maneuver for correctness, quality, skill and degree of difficulty. Hesitate less or not at all in between elements. Hit your transitions like a bullseye: crisp, on the mark and arrow straight. Have rock solid rhythm in your gaits, foot work in turns and backing. Keep up the eye appeal with a level topline on your stock horse or a round, collected frame if you ride a fine breed. The idea of speed or that judges like a fast pattern, is a misunderstood myth. We like crisp. We like confident. And we like correct. Fast but sloppy very rarely if ever scores higher than slower but correct ride. Don’t let nerves and misinformation tell you differently. Sometimes when we simplify the tough stuff, it’s no longer tough. Let’s look at turns on the haunches or spins, which are usually part of any pattern you would ride. The turn is all about ‘energy, barrier, guide and ride’. I’m sure everyone out there has heard the phrase “more leg!” said or shouted at some point. The turn or spin is a forward maneuver. Your horse must literally step into pressure and move laterally away from it, at the same time. A good way to work on turns is using a grid of squared corners. By riding a square of even sides, you can hone your cues while you teach your horse to step deep with their inside hind leg, drive up under their belly with their hind legs and lift their shoulders. In essence, each corner is a mini pivot. When turning, you should be looking toward the direction you are turning, asking the horse to move away from the leg you are applying pressure with. Meanwhile your leg that your horse is turning toward should be open and inviting. You must be sitting tall and back slightly over your seat bones and, your reins should be short enough to be in that “magic” spot over the swell or ahead of it. If your horse backs up, apply more leg! If they drop to their forehand or walk forward, use more rein and sit up taller with your eyes up! Next month I will talk about flat before fences and explore Hunt Seat Equitation, including the forehand turn and correct two point position. Until then, ride on my friends and let’s go and grow! Jennifer is a 28 year veteran of the show ring, where she has been blessed to mark the cards in over 700 shows lifetime. Stemming from roots deep in the 4-H program in New York, she grew up both training her own horses at home on the family farm and, soaking in knowledge anywhere she could find it through clinics, instruction, internship and eventually through her equine degree at Morrisville College. As a competitor, Jennifer has shown a large variety of breeds and disciplines, from Arabians to AQHA, USEF Hunters to Ranch and Barrel horses. As a clinician, her roster spans from local 4-H clinics to Equine Affaire, Horse World Expo, Midwest Horse Fair and Hoosier Horse Fair. Jennifer is currently serving as an advisor for the state 4-H programs in New York and Kentucky.
Power Official Publication of Ohio Horsemanâ€™s Council, Inc. 2020
Protecting Ohioâ€™s Trails One muddy spot at a time. Bobbie Arters shares creative ideas to maintain trails. Page 4.
Actions to establish a long-lasting relationship with your equine partner. Rich Bradshaw tells you how. Page 6.
Inside: Find your next adventure. Trail maps to guide your way.
Partnership is required
History Provides Direction for Future of Ohio’s Trails by Eric Estill, President, OHC
Adventure Awaits Riders in Ohio. Horse trail riders in Ohio can experience over 1,800 miles of trails. These trails cross State Parks, State Forests, county and municipal parks, and private land. Since 1972, Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC) has worked with, and partnered with these landowners to ensure that the horse trails remain open and are well maintained. Relationships and past experience continue to provide future direction for Ohio’s trails.
Partnerships Are Required. OHC volunteers, using their own equipment, donate thousands of hours
OHC is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to:
[ supporting horse owners to access public lands for recreational use, [ working collaboratively with land management agencies and trail user groups to preserve and protect Ohio’s trails, [ promoting and educating horse owners about ownership, responsibility, and benefits of riding, and [ preservation of the great outdoors for future generations.
Ohio Horseman’s Council supports all ages of rider, all riding disciplines and all breeds of equine. “Horsemen Helping Horsemen”
each year to maintain and improve the existing horse trails. Individual chapters hold fundraisers to help pay for materials needed to maintain the trails.
The plan is moving from the vision phase to the execution phase this year.
Volunteers Never Stop. Ongoing volunteer work on our horse trails is needed. Most trails have a natural surface, meaning the trails are not Partnership with park managers paved. Some places on the trail may is at an all-time high right now. In not drain well, creating mud pits. 2017, the Ohio legislature launched Water flow across the trail causes the Ohio Trails Caucus to provide erosion. These problems can be fixed support for all types of non-motorized by improving drainage at the trouble trails in Ohio, including horse trails. spots and adding gravel to strengthen OHC, through our membership in the muddy areas. We can fix eroded the Ohio Trails Partnership (OTP), areas with works directly drainage or with state water dams. legislators and Clearing trails state agencies requires a to help establish constant effort. priorities and Trees fall across identify trail the trail. Brush improvement and grass grow projects. up over the The Ohio trail. We must Department partner with of Natural This chart shows the breakdown of land land managers ownership where Ohio’s bridle trails are located. Recourses and through our (ODNR) own volunteers published the “Ohio Trials Vision to provide the labor, equipment, and Book”, which you can view at https:// supplies needed to keep our trails trails.ohiodnr.gov/. The overall goal intact. of the Ohio Trails Vision is to establish Enjoy the Trails, But… We must also a trail within 5 miles of all residents use common sense when we ride. We of Ohio. The trails plan is supported by Governor DeWine, the Trails shouldn’t continue to ride on a muddy Legislative Caucus, and the ODNR. trail following heavy rains. Some OHC chapters are working with landowners to close the horse trails after bad weather to prevent further damage to OHC Elected Officials the trails. This together with work to upgrade our trails to all-weather trails will keep our trails intact and fun to ride for years to come.
Left to Right: Jim Wallace, Vice President (Lorain County); Catherine Estill, Secretary (Warren County); Eric Estill, President (Warren County); Jo Ellen Reikowski, Treasurer (Stark County).
I encourage you to work with your local OHC chapter to help maintain the trails. Everyone can help. If you are physically able, you can help on workdays. If you are not physically able, you can help with planning, meeting with land managers, and helping with fundraisers to make it all possible. As a volunteer, you create history and a plan for the future.
IN THIS ISSUE President’s Message History Provides Future Direction Horse Economics Ohio Ranks 4th in horse ownership Protecting Ohio’s Trails One Muddy Spot at a Time
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Grant Money Benefits All Equestrians OHC chapters have big plans to improve 5 your visit Protecting Your Equine Investment The “little things” that make a tremendous difference. Expert advice to
Ohio Ranks 4th in horse ownership Trail riding represents 44% of recreational activity The United States horse industry contributes significantly to the American economy due to size and economic diversity of horse ownership. As shown in the results of the 2017 American Horse Council
Foundation’s economic impact study, Ohio ranks 4th in the estimated number of horses in each of the 50 states, only topped by Texas, California and Florida. The US total population of horses is 7.2 million. By activity, trail riding is 44% of total activity including showing, racing and working. For more information, visit American Horse Council at horsecouncil.org.
establish health and happiness with your equine partner. Find Your Next Adventure. Bridle trails on American Electric
Power “Re-creation” Lands Find Your Next Adventure. National Park Trails in the Cuyahoga Valley
Find Your Next Adventure. Dillon State Park. Trail mileage, scenery and new camping amenities make this Zanesville
area location a “must ride”. State Trail Rides Calendar. Learn a new trail, meet others and eat GOOD!
This map shows the breakdown by number of horses owned by state.
By activity, 7.2 million horses in the US are used for:
HORSE POWER PUBLISHED YEARLY BY OHIO HORSEMAN’S COUNCIL, INC. The Council is a non-profit corporation, organized in the state of Ohio in 1972. OHC is a grass roots group of volunteers who partnered with Ohio land managers to establish bridle trails in the state. More than 45 years later, 1,800 miles of bridle trails exist in over 100 Ohio locations. Since OHC’s quiet and humble beginnings, the organization now has more than 4,000 members in 65 Ohio counties.
Recreation: 3,141,449 (Trail Riding is identified as main activity) Showing: 1,222,986 Racing: 1,244,482 Working: 537,261
31% households include a horse enthusiast and 1.3% of households own horses. Direct economic impact= $50 Billion; 988,000 jobs
Total Value* to US economy= $122 billion; 1.7 million jobs *ripple effect included Ohio has 1,800 miles of trails for Horse riding. Depending on the state’s regional geography, a rider can enjoy easy to very challenging trails. Trails in Ohio are free to ride although if camping, you may have camping fees.
Protecting Ohioâ€™s Trails
Creative Ways to Maintain Trails... One Muddy Spot at a Time by Bobbie Arters, Delaware County Chapter Member
For 40 years, riding was always planned: when, where, and how long. So between endurance riding and eventing, I was focused on a goal that must be reached. Bobbie and her riding When I partner Rosa. retired, I could relax as I had the entire week to ride. How wonderful! So began my daily riding, joined by my sister. We were lucky to live near Ohio Alum Creek State Park with about 50 miles of trails. With a 15-minute drive, we were at the horse camp ready to ride. On a Tuesday morning at Alum Creek State Park horse camp, we ran into a group of folks and wondered what they were doing since they had no horses with them. They were volunteers from the Ohio Horsemanâ€™s Council, Delaware County Chapter, who met every Tuesday morning to do trail maintenance.
They quickly asked us to join them on Tuesday mornings. We now planned every Tuesday to help maintain the bridle trails at Alum Creek. We now had a stake in preserving and maintaining the beauty of these trails. In short order, we started buying all the tools needed with the input from the OHC trail maintenance crew. Investments were made in a heavy duty string trimmer, a reciprocating saw, shovels, rakes, loppers, a Pulaski, hand saws, work gloves, hammers, sickles, and more. A side of the garage was dedicated to all the tools needed to work the trails.
When riding the trails, I could visually see new reroutes around problem muddy spots. I visualized rest stops by scenic views over the Alum Creek Lake where riders could stop and have lunch and rest their horses. I wanted to open a trail that had been closed for several years due to down trees. I could see opening the trail back up with the help of our trail maintenance crew.
was a safety concern for riders and their horses. These involved handbenching a new trail in ravines. The Scout was responsible for planning, financing, organizing and supervising other Scouts throughout the project. As a sponsor, my role was to give guidance, suggestions and support for his project.
The third project that year was putting a rest stop by the Alum Creek Lake. We planned a mounting block, picnic table and a horse tie. Getting the lumber and tools to the site was a challenge but thanks go to the landowner who gave us access through his property. It was wonderful to see our OHC chapter, the local Boy Scout troop, their parents and landowners work together. To thank everyone, we named trails, rest stops and other trail additions after the landowners and Eagle scouts.
The Alum Creek trail crew have creative ways to carry all their tools.
I met with several Eagle Scout candidates who were looking for projects. The first two involved rerouting a trail as the original trail
This Eagle Scout stands by a rest area named for his efforts.
(note: this entire article appeared in Endurance News Magazine, Oct. 2018)
Protecting Ohio’s Trails
2020 Grant Money Awards Will Benefit All Equestrians Ohio Horseman’s Council annual monetary grant programs are “designed to give assistance for equine-related projects that build relationships and enhance the community.” There is a $5000 Matching Grant distributed to one or more chapters and a $750 Regional Monetary Grant awarded to a county chapter within each of the five regions in the State of Ohio.
Application must clearly show the need and cost. Proof of work completed is due by year end. The winners, locations of the work to be completed and the type of work are announced below. Congratulations to the chapters and equestrians who will enjoy the benefits.
2020 OHC CHAPTER GRANT WINNERS $750 Grants Champaign County Franklin County Erie County Auglaize County Cuyahoga County Belmont County
Kiser Lake trail maintenance Rocky Fork Metro Park mounting blocks, hydrant, tie lines (partial grant) Edison Woods trail maintenance 4-H equine program and scholarships (partial grant/$300) installation of warning lights at Solon Road Bridle Crossing, Cleveland Metroparks drainage improvements at Barkcamp State Park
REPORTING YOUR WORK HOURS Members are encouraged to log their volunteer hours to be shared with land management agencies, as evidence of our dedication to the maintenance and improvement to Ohio’s bridle trails. Report your work hours to your chapter officers before the end of each year.
Couple Receive 2019 “Gibby” Award Congratulations Ronda and Phil Urbank as recipients of the 2019 Gibby Award. Members of the Wayne County chapter, they have devoted considerable time and effort to trail maintenance and/or trail improvement projects in several parks but most notably the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Trail maps for this national park are included in this newsletter.
$5000 Matching Grants Harrison County Preble County Delaware County Cuyahoga County
($2150) construction of shelter in horseman’s campground ($1,100) trail maintenance at Hueston Woods State Park ($750) boardwalks at Alum Creek State Park ($1,000) Turnpike and bridge on trails in Brecksville Reservation, Cleveland Metroparks
The Urbanks received their award during the “Gibby Memorial State Ride” weekend, held at Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County. The award recognizes an individual or couple who have made an outstanding effort to improve the trail system on public lands. ohconline.com
Protecting Your Equine Investment
“Little Things” That Make a Difference by Rich Bradshaw, Geauga County Chapter Member
Owners often ask me about things they can do to form a better relationship with their horse. I’ll give you three things you can start now that will help.
GROUNDWORK FOR RESPECT The number one difference maker is groundwork with our horses. Groundwork starts the minute I go into the stall. If I walk in the stall and my horse is eating his hay, he needs to understand I have come to catch him because we are going to work. If your horse turns his butt Rich and one of his best horses—Dundee. to you or just stands there and eats his hay, they are ignoring you and therefore not being respectful.
Once I get my horse out of the stall, I want him to think about me and where we are going. This may require me to stop him, back him up, or whatever I need to do to get his attention focused on me. If I am turning him out, when I get to the turn out spot, I will turn my horse towards me and have him face me, and be patient for a minute before I let him go. The little things that we do on a regular basis make a big difference. We are always either training or untraining. EXERCISE FOR FOCUS The second thing we need to do is to make sure our horses are getting 6
enough forced exercise. I don’t consider getting on my horse and walking around as forced exercise. If you have not been riding a lot, you may need to lunge your horse before you get on him. Just because our horses are turned out does not mean they get exercise. It’s our responsibility to either lunge or free lunge our horse. If you don’t do the groundwork before you get on, make sure when you do mount, you long trot or canter, or anything that gets your horse moving for a period of time. This forced exercise will get some of the excess energy out of your horse and help him pay attention to you.
encourage horse owners to never stop learning. Read and watch television shows with different trainers to continue learning because horses require a life long journey of learning.
If you’re a new owner, get professional help. Some people get into horses because their friends have horses. The problem is that their friend may only be one rung up the ladder from where they are with their horse experience. Find a knowledgeable person even before you get your horse. All of the free help from friends is great, but it may not help you in the long run. You don’t want someone that is going to tell you to get a new or different horse; you want someone who is going to help you with the horse you have and to help you learn about horses.
TYING FOR MANNERS The third difference maker is we need to tie our horses up more frequently. I don’t think most of us realize the importance of this and Rich says learning about horses is a life-long investment in education for both horse and rider. the benefit it has to our horses. The horses that tie well have better manners than Rich Bradshaw is a life time member of the Geauga County OHC and a supporter of horses that don’t tie well. This is the Cuyahoga County OHC. Rich operates especially important for horses that a training and boarding facility at the are turned out a lot. Tying a horse up Geauga County Fairgrounds and offers in the stall is not a punishment, it’s training, lessons, sales, obstacle challenges, cow sorting events and more. He enjoys just asking the horse to stand there trail riding and competing in cow sorting and be quiet. When we walk into a events when he is not working at the barn. meeting, the expectation is that we Rich puts on obstacle competitions and cow walk in, sit down and are quiet. It’s sorting competitions at the Geauga County Fair. His approach is based on 50 years the same with our horses. They need of experience with customers, involving to know how to behave when they go multiple breeds of horses and disciplines. somewhere. This teaches your horses Although, these answers are not a hard-fast patience and manners. rule that will work for every horse in every These three steps are the beginning of how to make your horse the responsible partner we want. I would
situation, one should know there is not a universal answer for your horse. Find Rich on Facebook at Rich Bradshaw Training Stable.
Where to Ride
Adventure Awaits. Check out these trails!
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Ohio Trails Locations & OHC Chapters
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park has 47 miles of trails, however overnight camping has to be with special permission from the park service. Contact the Medina County OHC chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to participate in an overnight camp event. Day riders can park at the Wetmore, or Riding Run/Perkins trailheads. Trail maps Cuyahoga Valley trails are on page 11.
AEP “Re-creation” Lands American Electric Power has a long history of working with governments, conservation organizations and other utilities to reclaim land, restore wildlife habitats and offset greenhouse gas emissions in areas impacted through AEP mining. These reclaimed areas are available for recreation and enjoyment. OHC county chapters in Coshocton, Meigs and Morgan counties have partnered with AEP for many years to build and maintain trails for horseback riding.
Dillon State Park ReCreation Land Equine Trail Area 3400 East State Route 78 McConnelsville, Ohio 43756 Southern Ohio Recreation Equine Trail Area 30225 State Road 124 Langsville, Ohio 45741
Trail maps for AEP “Re-creation” lands are found on pages 8-10.
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Just off I70 near Zanesville, is a great park for overnight equine camping and several days of riding. Dillon State Park, maintained by Licking County OHC chapters in the area has a new shelter house for group dining as well as a significantly improved camp area.
Further work has been done to add to the mileage there so riders can enjoy 22 miles of trails with scenic views of Dillon Reservoir. The trail map for Dillon is found on page 12.
Conesville Coal Lands Equine Trail Area 16506 Township Road 141 Coshocton, Ohio 43812 (continued next column)
Where to Ride
Coshocton Countyâ€”AEP Conesville (Fallon Park)
Where to Ride
Morgan Countyâ€”AEP McConnellsville
Where to Ride
Meigs Countyâ€”AEP Southern Ohio Rec Area
Where to Ride
Summit Countyâ€”Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Where to Ride
Muskingum Countyâ€”Dillon State Park
Volunteer efforts at Dillon include a new covered shelter, additional trail mileage and highlines in the improved campground. 12
Where to Ride
Join OHC at a State Trail Ride
What is a State Trail Ride? State rides were started to show fellow equestrians the trails system in a particular area. Now the rides are a yearly activity organized and hosted by the local county chapter. Riders can ride in groups or ride alone. Expect plenty of food, equestrian camaraderie and entertainment. OHC non-members are encouraged to attend. Come for a day or camp the weekend.
2020 State Trail Ride Locations
Report your miles and saddle hours to your chapter.
TBD Barkcamp State Park Trail Work Days Hosted by OHC State Trail Committee Contact : Don Wagner email@example.com or 740-350-2780 Attendance Reservations Required Overnight Camping Reservations Required Reservations Contact : Charlene Santee firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-323-1433 AND Jul. 31, Aug. 1, 2 Barkcamp State Park Gibby Memorial Ride Attendance Reservations Required Camping Reservations Required Hosted by State OHC Trail Committee Reservations Contact : Charlene Santee email@example.com or 740-323-1433
Aug. 14, 15, 16 Cuyahoga Valley N. P. Attendance Reservations Required Hosted by Medina County OHC Contact: Rosemary Young firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-884-7994
Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Scioto Trail State Forest Hosted by Fairfield County OHC Contact: Chris Streitenberger email@example.com or 740-703-7740
Sept. 18, 19, 20 Mohican State Forest Attendance Reservations Required Hosted by Ashland County OHC Contact: Mike Gerard Mgerard12@gmail.com or 330-262-4537
Sept. 25, 26, 27 Van Buren State Park Attendance Reservations Required Camp Site Reservations Through ODNR website Hosted by NW Region Attendance Reservations Contact: Al Sidell firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-680-2036
Oct. 2, 3, 4 Hueston Woods State Park Hosted by Preble County OHC Camp Site Reservations Through ODNR website Attendance Reservations Contact: Donn Buckingham - email@example.com or 937-417-4358
REPORTING YOUR TRAIL MILES AND TIME IN THE SADDLE OHC members are encouraged to log and report miles and saddle hours so information can be shared with private and public land managers. This documents our use of the trails and commitment to maintain, improve and expand trail systems and facilities in the state. OHC awards individual accomplishments in both trail miles and saddle hours. A variety of activities qualify, including trail riding, driving, showing and training.
June 12, 13, 14 Caesar Creek State Park Hosted by Greene County OHC Contact: Herb Rider 937-372-9829 or Mickie Newnam - firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Benefits Membership in OHC is unique because your fees are a contribution to the future of Ohio’s bridle trails and the equine industry. OHC has members in most all Ohio counties and neighboring states. Membership in Ohio Horseman’s Council is effective on an annual basis from January 1 to December 31. You can apply as an individual, family, youth or association. Members may join an Ohio county chapter, or support OHC without chapter affiliation as an At Large member.
There are THREE ways to join or renew:
1) Join or renew online at ohconline.com. It takes less than 5 minutes and is easy, safe and secure. Select the online option (Renew/Join) in the upper right corner of the page and pay with credit card via paypal.
Out of State Memberships If you don’t live in Ohio and you want to join OHC, you enjoy the same benefits of membership as Ohio residents. You can join a county chapter where you like to ride, or you can be an “At Large” member, no chapter affiliation.
Your membership contributes to the preservation of Ohio’s bridle trails and a voice at state and national levels supporting your right to equine ownership and recreational use of public lands.
2) If you don’t want to have a financial transaction online, just fill out the membersip form online but pass your check or cash to the chapter treasurer for the chapter where you are renewing or joining.
3) Contact the chapter’s treasurer and request a form or download a form from the chapter page. Fill it out and send it in!
As a member, you have access to many equine-related products and services that include competitively priced liability insurance, discounts from American Horse Council vendors such as Office Depot, John Deere and others as well as local chapters who have retailers with incentives. Visit ohconline.com for a full list of benefits and discounts.
All county chapter and state leadership positions are volunteer. There are no paid positions in OHC. Funding for trails and maintenance come from membership fees, or local chapter fundraising efforts.
State Officers & County Chapter Presidents CARROLL
Ronald Wilson II
Jo Ellen Reikowski
Mary Alice Kuhn
NW Regional Rep
NE Regional Rep
Central Regional Rep Becky Porter
SW Regional Rep
SE Regional Rep
COMMITTEE CHAIRS NW Regional Mentor
NE Regional Mentor
CEN Regional Mentor Theresa Burke
SW Regional Mentor
SE Regional Mentor
Jo Ellen Reikowski
Burke, Kuhn, Reikowski 330-413-6589
Terry L. Baker
Groom & Clean
Membership At Large Anne Hunter
Paul McDaniel Jr
Mary Alice Kuhn
Mary Alice Kuhn
State Trail Rides
& Saddle Hour
Trail Work Hours
Cindy Gray Stanley
COUNTY CHAPTER PRESIDENTS ALLEN
Dave Krazl Jr
All officers & state leadership positions are volunteer.
To learn more about OHC, visit ohconline.com for trail maps, membership and current events related to Ohio’s equine industry. ® Registered trademark of Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. © 2020 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.