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Inside This Issue Corral Calendar .............................................................................22 The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch ................................................44 Farrier Friendly ..............................................................................40 Feeding and Managing Horses During Reduced Activity ..............20 If You Dream It, You Can Do It.......................................................48 Making Better Hay .........................................................................10 Notes from Inside The Corral ..........................................................6 Ride In Sync ....................................................................................8 TrailMeister ....................................................................................52 View From the Cheap Seats..........................................................36
Club News Black Swamp Driving Club ............................................................50 Central Ohio Saddle Club Association...........................................45
The Corral Staff
Central Ohio Wagoneers ...............................................................50
Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... email@example.com
Classical Attraction Dressage Society ...........................................42 Colorado Ranger Horse Association .............................................18 Creek Side Mounted Archery.........................................................54
Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email ......................................................firstname.lastname@example.org
Geauga Horse and Pony Association ............................................46
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Hoosier Horse Equine Council ......................................................38
WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ..................................... Bobbie Coalter, Rob and Tanya Corzatt, .....................Robert Eversole, Brian Farcus, Nettie Liburt, Lisa Kiley, ............................................Terry Myers, Sarah Vas, Jennifer Woodruff Guest Writer:............................................................................................................. NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 6 ........................................................................................... JUNE 2020 JUNE 2020 DEADLINE ................................................................ MAY 10, 2020
Great Lakes Appaloosa Club .........................................................54 Knox County Horse Park ...............................................................30 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ........................................................16 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ..........................................56 Mid-Ohio Marauders ......................................................................16 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ............................................42 Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club .............................................19 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. ......................................................58 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ....................................................38 Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition .....................................54
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Notes From Inside The Corral
he Horsemen’s Corral is making every effort to be there for the equine community by continuing to publish club news and information during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the equine industry being pretty much at a standstill in May, we have decided to publish this month’s issue in digital format only. Please understand that the equine industry is being hit very hard by shutdowns and social distancing requirements. Shows are not taking place, retailers with no online selling ability are closed, some services have been deemed non-essential and others just haven’t survived the revenue lost by not attending the industry trade shows that typically kick off the year. The uncertainty of when we will get back to business has everyone in a state of wait. Consequently, our decision to publish digital only this month allows time for clubs, advertisers, show committees, producers and organizers to get back on their feet and plan for the future. It also decreases our expense of printing and mailing thus better positioning the Corral to be there when things get back to normal. Tough times do call for tough decisions but it is not all gloom and doom out there. Several groups are taking steps to move
us in the right direction. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) has announced a program entitled ‘Kick Open the Chutes’ to assist rodeo committees in offsetting lost revenue for the long term future of the sport. The program is targeting events that were on the schedule prior to June 30, 2020. The PRCA also announced plans to identify a rodeo to be live streamed each weekend. The last weekend of April, Professional Bull Riders (PBR) held an event in Guthrie, Okla., and announced plans for their return to weekly PBR events. The event in Guthrie did not allow for fans in the stands but it is a good first step to getting things started. The All-American Quarter Horse Congress, Paint Horse, Arabians, USEF, Draft Breeds and other major associations are all making their own plans as well. Finally, The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA) sent a message to member clubs with a set of suggestions for events that are happening in May. I think it would be a great idea for each club to do something similar as we return. Here is the CMSA message: The following are suggestions, not rules. As each state is different, these guidelines will need to be assessed on a stateby-state basis. These need to be considered when putting on CMSA events or competing in them during this time. Let’s be safe, watch out for each other, and have fun. After all, these are voluntary events and we need to all work together for the each other’s safety. 1. Respect other’s space. Remember the CDC separation
space is 6 feet. If you’re watching on horseback, in line for the office, picking up at pay window, etc. Respect other’s space. 2. Allow competitors if they choose to wear a mask. 3. Don’t over crowd the loading or unloading areas. 4. Make sure that bathrooms are equipped with soap and water. 5. Some may find it hard to get balloon setters. If so, be sure to let the CMSA™ contestants know in advance. We may have to return to the old days where we set balloons by horseback until we get completely over the coronavirus. 6. Handshaking may have become a thing of the past. Don’t be offended. 7. While socializing in the evening make sure your area is large enough to accommodate the CDC separation space. (6ft) 8. At Cowboy Church, remember space. Our preachers can speak loud enough that everyone can hear. 9. Don’t be irritated if a club asks to take your temperature with a no-touch thermometer.
Perhaps the best news is that our ability to spend time with our horses and maybe even trail ride has not been as dramatically impacted by health department mandates, regulations and stay at home orders. However, I’m sure many of you are looking forward to being able to camp, picnic and gather as a group. That will come, but until then, please think about supporting your club and local equine establishment with your membership and business to help insure they are still there when we get back to normal. And thanks to your understanding, the Corral will be there too!
Tri-County Trail Association
Camp Remains Open But Heed Social Distance Rule PRESIDENT, Jim Mike; VICE PRESIDENT, Leroy Wilson; SECRETARY, Amy Crawford; TREASURER, Chuck Stephens EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.tri-cotrails.com
by Cindy Krumm Greetings from Tri-Co Trails! It is hard to hold plans when we are living through such unprecedented times. Due to the COVID-19 virus and in conjunction with the directives from Governor DeWine and Federal authorities, Tri-Co has been forced to postpone all of our events until further notice. The Chili Cookoff and Spring Ride have been canceled. We are hopeful that other events will be held but only time will tell. 6
10. Place hand sanitizer at the loading table. In closing, once again these are suggestions and these may be added to. Remember, each State is different and we want to follow the guidelines per state as well as Federal guidelines too. Be safe.
In the meantime, the camp remains open but anyone coming to camp must maintain the social distancing standards. Additionally, the pavilion is closed, any groups or gatherings (rides) are not to exceed the 10-person rule. Lastly, as a cost cutting measure the Port-A-Johns have been removed from camp (our pit style outhouse remains available). The trails continue to be muddy and we will endeavor to maintain them to the best of our ability and weather permits. The most current and up to date information is available on the Tri-Co Facebook page and the Trailways newsletter. Visit our website at www.TriCoTrails.com for information about all of our activities at our camp. In addition, you can find information about future events at our camp this year on Tri-Co’s Facebook page. May 2020
Ride In Sync
Rider Body Position Part 3 Rider Body Position—Arms and Legs
by Terry Myers
ver the past few months, we have been reviewing the importance of rider body position. This month we will discuss the shoulders, arms and hands. The rider’s shoulders should be open and even. If the rider pinches the shoulders together in the front or collapses the chest, the shoulders will roll down, shifting weight forward and the rider’s seat bones will lock down. I hope you are starting to realize that all the pieces of the puzzle work together and one problem can cause a cascading effect on other parts of the body. Open shoulders will allow the rider’s back to be straighter while pinched shoulders will throw weight on the horse’s front end. The rider’s shoulders should also follow the horse’s shoulder. This month we have a good exercise for you to try. Ride your horse at a trot in an arena. Count your horse’s foot beats and notice his cadence and movement. Try to determine if he sounds heavier on a front leg. Now pick up your inside arm (the arm closest to the inside of the circle). Hold your arm straight out in front of you and continue to ride at a trot for several laps around the arena. As soon as you pick up your arm, your horse will elevate his front end allowing his front end to be lighter. The horse’s inside front leg will no longer stab the ground and his shoulders will be more even. He will also drive better in the hind end. The front end has to be light and out of the way so the horse can come through in the hind end. Now lower your arm and see if you and your horse can maintain the lightness in the front end. If not,
pick up your arm and continue to practice until you can maintain the same feeling without your arm held up. Reverse and try the other direction. Is one direction more difficult for you? Don’t forget all of the other pieces to the puzzle as you try this new exercise. Riders are sometimes taught to ride with their elbows at their sides and to pick up the reins by only bending at the elbow. This method causes the shoulders to twist and for the rider to lean slightly forward out of the correct position. As you are reading this article, keep your elbows at your sides and pick up your hands. Now try picking up your hands by using your whole arm and shoulder. Lifting from the shoulder will encourage your body to stay within the correct position and your horse will move more balanced. Also riding with hands forward with elbow opened and out of your side will help you to be lighter with your hands. Simply put, hold your arms out like you are airing out your arm pits! If you are an English rider, you will be holding your reins in both hands. Try putting your hands in front of you and on your horse’s withers, in front of the saddle, extending your hands out from the shoulders. Now pick straight up. That should be the correct position of your arms and hands. For the Western rider who holds split reins in one hand, also try this exercise for the starting position for your hands and arms. Many Western riders will start with this position but then turn their hand over with the palm up and move the hand to the side of the saddle horn when they are trying to turn their horse. When the hand holding the reins moves in this way, the rider’s shoulder will drop down and the hips will slide to the side. Try holding the reins in one hand and turn your horse by picking up your hand towards the left shoulder, picking up your whole arm. Move your hand from in front of your belt buckle to the left shoulder and back to the belt buckle. Now try picking your hand up from the shoulder and to the right shoulder. You should be making a V from the belt buckle and up to each shoulder. Proper arm and shoulder position are a few more pieces of the puzzle that help create that partnership with our horse which we all want. So…let’s put it all together with what we talked about in the last two articles: make sure your ear, shoulder, hip and back of the heel are in alignment, turn your toes out, ride with a long leg with your heels lower than your toes (but not so low that you brace in the stirrups), sit down with hips rolled into the saddle and don’t lean forward, open up your chest/shoulders and get your elbows out of your sides. Hopefully this and the previous few months articles about body position have helped you understand all the different ways that your body position helps or hinders your horse. Work on a few pieces of the puzzle at a time, to build the total picture of a balanced rider. One final thing to remember…horses don’t make mistakes, people do. Think about how can you ride with better body position that will help your horse. Join me next month to discuss the topic…are you a Fat Head? 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.
Making Better Hay with Hay Guard
by Lisa Kiley
Hay Season is just around the corner and although there has been so much disruption of day to day life due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, agriculture is still one of the most essential businesses in the world. But did you know just how important hay is to the United States in terms of production? It is the third most produced commodity, just behind corn and soybeans. At 130 million tons of hay produced annually, it is double the amount of wheat produced, which is forth highest in production on the list. Hay really is at the heart of American agriculture and it is something that is produced both by commercial operations and in the back yard of the hobby farmer. It is a commonality between anyone who owns livestock, we need hay to keep our animals healthy and happy. Every hay season produces its own challenges due to weather and timing. John Ashworth, the National Sales Manager for International Stock Food, provided some great insight on how farmers can achieve a better quality more reliable hay crop utilizing a product called Hay Guard. “International Stock Food (ISF) is a family business, started in 1949 by JG Forrest. Originally catering mostly to the dairy industry, its roots were started in minerals and supplements. The original product, Silo Guard, was produced from mined sulfur, which had been used in the past to preserve meats and foods for human consumption. This led to the interest of ISF to use it as a preservative for forages,” John advised. “The family’s second generation moved to using lab created products which are more controlled, consistent, and have a higher potency which means that they require less product to be applied while retaining a food grade quality product.” He continued, “Now the third generation is running the business, which is based out of the Atlanta, Georgia area.” The mission has always been clear, “Quality Animals Start with Quality Forage”. John stressed that Forage first means less supplemental products, “Comparative products are often sold out of much larger agriculture companies where preservatives are just a small part of what they do. ISF is clearly focused on forage preservatives and educating the customer on how to make the best quality forage. Forage is all we do”. So, what exactly is Hay Guard? John explained, “It’s a preservative that uses Sulfites, which unlike Sulfates, are safe for animals and nontoxic.” By applying Hay Guard, it alters the moisture content in the hay itself preventing spore growth that leads to mold. John used the analogy of a three-legged stool to explain, “In order for the bacteria spores to grow, there has to be three things: moisture, a food source (the hay) and oxygen. But if you take one of those three ‘legs’ out of the equation, the spores can’t grow. Sulfites are natural 10
oxygen scavengers, so their application prevents the bacteria that leads to a whole host of problems from dusty, moldy bales that can cause respiratory issues and colic in horses to the bales heating to a point causing spontaneous combustion that can lead to a fire.” Hay Guard not only prevents the hay from becoming moldy, John advised, “The sulfites reduce lignin in the hay. Lignin decreases the availability of nutrients in the hay, so even if the horses are eating the correct amount of forage, they are not getting what they need out of it. Treated hay, assuming it has been grown correctly and harvested at the appropriate time, is softer, more palatable and easier to digest.” This equates to a hay that is more nutritious and for growers, that also increases the value of the hay. Why is Hay Guard preferred over the use of Propionic Acid applications? “There are actually a few reasons,” John shared, “First Propionic Acid has to be applied at a much higher rate so that it gets to each blade prior to baling.” Hay Guard only needs 3-4 lbs per ton, converts to sulfur dioxide and moves it through the bale so it requires much less product. “Producers using acid require application equipment and systems that can cost $5K-$10K while requiring continually reading moisture levels throughout the process.” Hay treated with Propionic Acid often smells bad creating a less palatable bale for many horses. While hobby hay farmers may have thought the use of a preservative like Hay Guard is something for the big commercial operations, John urges them to take another look at what they have to offer. “Because it allows the producer to bale hay when the moisture content is higher, it creates flexibility for the farmer,” he explained. “For a large operation, that can mean getting a few additional cuttings in, but there are also numerous ways it can assist a farmer short on time and help. If a farmer is working a full-time job in town, Hay Guard can allow them to bale before or after work, when dew on the field may have prevented or delayed them from making hay.” In addition, there are much more affordable applicators, with smaller farms being able to get into a system for a fraction of the cost of other options. Finally, it’s important to consider the weather that farmers have been contending with in the North East and many parts of the Midwest. John shared, “with the way the last several hay seasons have been, it’s almost impossible to put up good quality hay without the assistance of a preservative. Mild winters and wet springs could put a complete halt on production, but Hay Guard allows for hay to be made at higher levels of moisture, up to 25 percent, while preserving the quality of the hay so that it meets the nutrition needs of the animals that consume it.” While Hay Guard consultants typically attend trade shows throughout the year, with all the recent cancellations of events, they have been working from their home bases. Cashmans Horse Equipment has proudly carried Hay Guard for several years and would be happy to work with you on a system that works for your hay production no matter what size the operation is. For those of you who buy hay and don’t produce it, you can ask your local dealer if the hay has been treated with Hay Guard. Cashmans remains open regular hours as an essential service and we are here to help with all your equine and livestock needs. 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 May 2020
Ohio Quarter Horse Association
A Message From OQHA CEO CEO, Dr. Scott Myers PRESIDENT, Brent Maxwell EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.oqha.com www.quarterhorsecongress.com
Dear Friends, COVID-19 has disrupted our daily life, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is committed to serve our members as we navigate this challenging time. OQHA staff are working remotely from home and following public health requirements. We are moving forward, conducting business via Internet and telephonic meetings, until social distancing restriction have been lifted. The Congress is a monumental event to plan and produce with many complex parts. We must follow specific timelines to stay on track and produce the largest horse show in the world. OQHA
is aggressively proceeding with confidence that the 2020 Congress will go forward as planned. Thanks to the Corporate Partners and many other sponsors who are standing firm in their support of the 2020 Congress, over three million in cash and prizes will be awarded. The Tri-Chairmen have mandated no price increases for 2020 and a full refund policy. As we emerge from this pandemic, the TriChairmen invite all exhibitors to celebrate the lifestyle we all love at the 2020 Congress. The Congress is six months away, and we are all hopeful and confident that COVID-19 will be behind us come the first day of the Congress, Sept. 29, 2020. Updated news and announcements will be available via OQHA.com and QuarterHorseCongress.com. Ohio Quarter Horse Association wish you and your families a safe and healthy journey through this pandemic. We plan to move forward with an optimistic outlook on the rest of the year
and the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Sincerely, Scott Myers, DVM OQHA CEO The schedule for the 54th annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held Sept. 29 through Oct. 25, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit http://www. quarterhorsecongress.com/ horse-show-schedule to view or download a complete schedule. NEW CLASSES FOR 2020 • Open Ranch Rail Stakes Presented by Headley Quarter Horses • Non Pro Ranch Rail Stakes Presented by Headley Quarter Horses • Amateur Select Ranch Riding • Level 1 Amateur Select Ranch Riding • Youth Ranch Riding 13 and Under • Youth Ranch Riding 14-18 • Level 1 Junior Ranch Riding • Level 1 Senior Ranch Riding • NRHA Open Reining Level 1 Futurity • NRHA Non Pro Reining Level 1 Stakes • Congress Open Steer Wrestling - IPRA • Congress Open Team Roping Classic IPRA Presented by Cinch • Ladies Breakaway Roping IPRA Presented by Cinch • Working Hunter Under Saddle • Level 1 Junior Western Riding • Level 1 Senior Western Riding
• 3 Year Old and Over $2,500 Novice Horse Open Trail Stakes Presented by The Janis Family • Pee Wee Barrel Racing 8 and Under • Weanlings - All Divisions Super Sires classes added to the following (visit supersires.org for entry information): • 3 Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Futurity NSBA • 3 Year Old Non Pro Western Pleasure Futurity - Limited NSBA NEW FOR 2020 • Entry Deadline: Aug. 20 • YEDA: Oct. 7 • IEA: Oct. 8 DATES TO REMEMBER OCT. 2: Trade Show Opens OCT. 3: NRHA Open Reining Futurity Finals (Level 4 and 3) Presented by: Friends of Congress Reining OCT. 4: Congress Cutting Champions Challenge Presented by: Cinch OCT. 9: PBR and Heroes On Horses Presented by: Angela Wade OCT. 10: Freestyle Reining Presented by: dac. Congress Queen crowning during intermission OCT. 14: Intercollegiate Judging Tournament OCT. 17: Congress Super Sale OCT. 18: NYATT OCT. 24: Congress 2 Year Old Masters Presented by: The Equine Chronicle OCT. 25: Cowboy Mounted Shooting
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Stay Strong — Let’s Get Ready for the Season 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
We certainly weren’t expecting our 2020 shooting season to start out the way it has. However, they say, “desperate times call for desperate measures”. As a state and nation, we were all asked to stay home and practice social distancing. This can be a difficult thing to do if you have spring fever and were someone looking forward towards starting their mounted shooting season. The Mid Ohio Marauders unfortunately had to cancel their new shooter clinic in April and have rescheduled at this time for May 16 and 17 at Cashman’s.
The following weekend, May 22 through May 24, they will host a shoot at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. If you are like myself and anxious to get started and wondering what you can do to occupy your time until then, here are some suggestions. Make sure your horse is ready to go. Get as much off of that winter coat as you can, if you can ride, get your horse in shape and tuned up. You might even want to work on desensitizing them to loud sounds or gunfire at home, of course in a safe environment. If you can get access to balloons, maybe inflate a balloon and tie on the end of a stick and get your horse used to it. You could even practice riding one handed and hold something in your shooting hand to work on balance and get your horse used to this new position; it will be a different feeling for them. You can also contact any of our Mid Ohio Marauder officers or
directors for suggestions or ideas to personally help you. There may be someone who lives close to you. Remember, they were all once ‘new shooters’ and were in your shoes. What if you already shoot or have a horse ready? Never hurts to get out that CMSA rulebook and brush up on the rules and regulations. Make sure those guns are clean and ready to use. Of course you have probably been ‘dry firing’ a lot to get that trigger finger and thumb ready. There are quite a few videos and training tips from CMSA Professional Horsemen Association. They have a Facebook page as well. If you are an ‘essential worker’ or have been following the guidelines of social distancing and keeping everyone safe, the Marauders would like to thank you for all you have done to help us get through this and hopefully get us all back to the arena doing
what we love. Riding our horses, shooting those balloons and spending time with our shooting families! I want to remind you all once again, that our new shooter clinic will take place on May 16 and 17 at Cashman’s in Delaware, Ohio. You can sign up on our website, midohhiomarauders.com. We are looking forward to meeting you all and excited to help you get started with us. Again, if you do not have guns or equipment, no worries, we have you covered. No excuses not to give it a try if you’re interested. For updates, visit our Facebook page, Mid Ohio Marauders— general membership group. Then, we will host our first shoot at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio, May 22-24. Hang in there everyone and stay strong! Let’s get ready for a well-deserved season of riding, shooting, cheering and smiles inside and outside the arena with the Mid Ohio Marauders!
Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros
Practices Cancelled Until Further Notice 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 want you to know we are keeping everyone in our prayers and want you to stay safe and healthy. For those who have contracted this horrible virus you are in our prayers and we hope you have a speedy recovery. To those that have lost someone to COVID-19, you have our deepest sympathy and prayers to help you get through. We hope everyone is following the social distancing to try to keep this virus under control. Stay home and stay safe! We have cancelled all of our practices until further notice. Hopefully we will be able to continue soon. As far as our shoots/events this season, we are not sure what is going to happen. 16
We are hoping and praying that COVID-19 goes away as quickly as it come. We should know more around the first of May and will be able to give more information. We did have our very first practice on March 15. We had one new rider, Mac (Sara) Smith who took home a membership form and four members Katelynn Orr, Chase Dunlap, Stephanie Berry and Karen Davis. The weather was beautiful—even though it was chilly, we had a great time. Carmen Virzi blew up balloons for us while Dave Davis set up courses for us to run. Thank you Carmen and Nancy Virzi for the use of your inside arena and food afterwards and Dave for setting up the courses. One last thank you to all those who helped cleanup their arena when we were all done. Please follow the social distancing and stay home and stay safe until our government states otherwise! LEMV 2020 SCHEDULE June 20-21, July 18-19, Sept. 19-20, Aug. 22-23...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. May 2020
Wayne County Saddle Club
A Little History on Wayne County Saddle Club PRESIDENT, Charlene Clark; VICE PRESIDENTS, Rich Gortner, Angie Didinger; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry; WEBSITE, waynecountysaddleclub.com
I reckon it’s never easy to predict the future, but, on April 9, as I write this, it’s more difficult than normal. One thing I can do is take my foot out of my mouth and point out my mistake from last time. My newsletter referred to the speed shows being after the pleasure shows on May 30 and Aug. 8. That’s incorrect. The dates are right but the preceding dates are contest point shows, not pleasure. Most folks would figure it out, I suppose, but I apologize for my error. By the time you read this I hope the show season—and the rest of life—is off hold and in full swing. I can tell you my prayers are with you all; the country; and the world. Here is a little saddle club history that might be interesting:
The club was founded in 1939. The land we know as ‘the Hollow’ was purchased in two segments in the fifties. Incorporation came in the early sixties. The arena as we know it was built in 1965 at 100 feet by 200 feet. The fence was used railroad ties and natural lumber cut from our trees. Gates at either side of the east end (toward the road) allowed for entrance and departure. Actually those dimensions required running the stakes at an angle and running out the south gate. More than once a horse went down running out in the soft ground. Current dimensions are 117 ft. by 265 ft. The outhouse was near the creek close to the big Sycamore trees. The 1969 flood washed it down the creek a hundred yards. It was resurrected and moved to its current location later that year. The first announcers’ stand was attached to the fence at the south (next to the hillside) and entries were taken at a nearby table. The PA system was a portable device with two speakers and a microphone hooked to the amplifier. Contest events were timed by stop watch to one tenth of a second. Ties were common
and were sometimes followed by heated disputes regarding the integrity and/or capability of the guy running the watch. This was especially true when we got to the second and even third run-off. During these times contest and pleasure classes were combined. The first shows I remember — probably in 1963—were a dollar entry and paid back $3, $2, and $1 plus ribbons for the top five places. Often judges were local folks qualified to pick ‘em for the pleasure classes. Somewhere in the mid-sixties, points for yearend awards started. Early banquets I remember were at Northwestern High School catered by, perhaps, the booster club. My early memories also include the ‘June Show.’ It was a C.O.S.C.A. show ‘open to the world.’ In the early sixties, we put it on at the fairgrounds. The women ran the kitchen and the men helped with the show. We used to split our profit (sometimes over $2500) with Nick Amster workshop because they didn’t have any government support then. Of course, any profit from our own shows went into the treasury as well. After
the arena was finished, June Shows were at the ‘Hollow.’ In the late sixties my wife and I and another couple bought an Eltic ‘electric eye’ timer. To the best of my knowledge, it was the first such timer that actually worked reliably in northern Ohio. It timed accurately to 100th of a second. Only rarely were we ever plagued with ties. Modern timers time to 1000th of a second and there are still occasional ties. I think that says a lot about the level of competition we have today. Looking at my word count, I guess I better leave the rest until another time. Let me say one thing however. At 81 the Wayne County Saddle Club has seen its share of adversity—both within—and like now—without. We have survived (and Lord willing, do survive) because of you and folks like you through the decades who have believed in this organization, and the American way. So, here’s to a great future at the ‘Hollow!’ And the USA! God bless, ~Stan
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Colorado Ranger Horse Association
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by Monica Doddato Looking to learn something new? Hop on over to our website www.coloradoranger.com and go exploring! Under the site’s ‘General’ menu, you will find links to our History, Myth, Facts and Treasure Pages. Each
page is filled with interesting facts and information about this breed our members love! For example, there’s a myth that “The Colorado Ranger Horse Association was formed to compete with the Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc.” The fact is “The CRHA is an older registry than the ApHC. About 90 percent of all registered Rangerbreds are also registered with the Appaloosa Horse Club.” Now might even be a great time to find out if your horse is eligible to register with CRHA, simply download the free treasure hunt form from the website and mail it in. The Association’s Pedigree Researcher Sherry Byrd usually sends back some interesting
bits of information about your Appaloosa even if not CRHA eligible. An open pleasure and games show is still planned for Saturday, June 20 with Friday evening open game shows on June 19, July 17 and Sept. 25. All four open shows will be held at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Mercer, Pa. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for some friendly and fun competition! The Colorado Ranger Horse Association’s 47th National Show will be Sept. 19 and 20, in Lock Haven, Pa. The picture included this month is of a CRHA filly, PRR Corona Blu Belle. PRR Corona Blu Belle
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Ohio Paint Horse Club
Urging Exhibitors to Pre-Enter on Website PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman; VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp; TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl; SECRETARY, Heather Collins; EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org; WEBSITE, www.ophc.org
by Roxann Rohrl It is April 10, 2020, and we are hoping all our horse friends out there in Corral land are staying healthy and well in these COVID-19 times. Somehow or other it certainly has affected all of us. It certainly gives us lots more time to spend with our special friends in the barn. Our houses and barns are really clean and those nasty cobwebs are gone. Our friends really love the attention and special treats we snuggle into our pockets. Congratulations to all the new foals being born. I have seen quite a few really nice Paints. For all of our shows we are urging exhibitors to pre-enter on the websites. Complete the fillable entry form and forward it off to Ashley DeLong, stop in the day of show with your deposit
and add more classes. One quick stop; no standing in line. What about those 2020 Paint Horse shows we are planning? I sure hope by the time you’re reading this we are over the hump with this virus. Horse people are ready to hit the trails and show arenas. Our first show is scheduled for May 16-17 and is named East/ West Border Bash. This is a new show for us and at a special location partnered with the Indiana Paint Horse Club. Two judges are ready to fly in, two more to drive in, motels and camping areas are ready and we are waiting to hear when our President and Governors will give us the green light. The Michiana Event Center (MEC), in Shipshewana, Ind., is also anxious to serve us. Please keep checking www.ophc.org, www.iphc.org or Facebook for more up to date information on this POR. This show is also NSBA approved. We are hoping every thing is a go for the July 11-12 show, which is another partnered show with Michigan Paint Horse Club. This four judge POR will be held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds
in Wauseon, Ohio. This show is known as the Border Blast. Two $250 Youth Scholarships will be given out at this show. Youths, listen up! You must be there and show both days, and be a member of the associations. Stalls and shavings are prepaid. Missy Gordon will take care of your stalls and shavings. Electric hook ups will be taken care of at the office along with entries. Check out the Michigan Paint Horse website, www.ophc. org and Facebook for more information and forms. This show is also NSBA approved. On July 25-26 the Amateur Club will be greeting you at the Madison County Fairgrounds, Coughlin Arena, in London, Ohio. This show will have two judges each day. You are sure to have a great time. Check it out on our website and of course on Facebook! August 8-9 is the Zone 8 POR. This is a new date for the Zone 8 show and a new place to show. It will be held at the Michiana Event Center (MEC) in Shipshewana, Ind. Keep checking the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana websites for more information regarding this great 8 show! Four judges POR plus NSBA classes. August 22-23 will bring you to the Annual Buckeye Bonanza POR held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. We will be sharing the grounds with the SOQH Association. Do you have a lucky double? If you do, you’re in luck. You can
cross enter into each show. Each breed will have their own arena. Tina Eller is the SSA Futurity Chair. Check with her to see if your yearling or two year old is eligible for this Futurity. Yearlings will be paying out $1359 and SSA two year old’s will pay out $2540. Stalls are prepaid with five bags of shavings along with camp sites. Reservation forms will soon be on OPHC website and also on Facebook. Roxann Rohrl will be accepting these. Welcome Luke Wadsworth as the show manager. This show is a great place with great space for vendors, Contact Luke at 740/360-6313 or Roxann 440/458-5022. We are still looking for scribes, gate and ring volunteers for all of our shows along with other fun duties. Can I mention your name as a volunteer? Contact Roxann. Is your 2020 membership paid yet? You’re missing out on receiving the Horsemen’s Corral for free along with your membership (one Corral per address). Membership Chair Kathleen Azzarello is taking the memberships. The form is on the website. Do not forget to add your APHA membership to this form, this is a new APHA requirement. Kathleen’s address is on the form. The OPHC is working on some fun new ideas. I also heard there may be an OPHC Trail Ride, Oct. 16-18 at Mohican State Park. Check it out on Facebook! Stay well and healthy! May 2020
Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club
Online Horse Shows Open to Everyone PRESIDENT, Elly Magyar VICE PRESIDENT, Georgetta Meyer TREASURER, Pam Fritz SECRETARY, Rondelle De Long EMAIL, email@example.com PHONE, 419/271-6008
by Rondelle DeLong We currently live in some unprecedented times. Covid-19 has affected our work, school and home lives. A lot of our recreational interests have taken a backseat to the safety of ourselves and our families. Our equine interests have been greatly impacted with the lack of events including clinics, Equine Affaire and horse shows. Being horse people, a lot of times our animals help to keep us grounded and sane. Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club has been no exception to the issues we all have to cope with. Our club had to cancel our April meeting and also the upcoming meeting combination
field trip to KLS Horse Rescue on May 3. As I write to you my family is currently healthy and safe at home. The big news for NOMHC is our Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club’s Online Horse Show on Facebook that was launched last month. This miniature horse show is open to everyone, not just our club members. It is a fun, free and safe way to still stay involved in the horse community. Showing is done by taking up to four current photos for most of the halter classes. It has been expanded to include youth showmanship, showmanship, costume, pretty face, pleasure driving, country pleasure driving, draft hitch, obstacle driving and in-hand obstacle video classes. The first Northern Ohio Miniature Club’s Online Show was judged on April 1 by Brian Pete. We had a good turn out with 74 entries and 19 classes. Top results from our April online show were as follows. The Supreme Miniature Halter horse of the
show was LM Idols When Hell Freezes Over owned by Angelle McIntire. Congratulations to Grand Champion Mare, Penelope owned by Edie Kuns and Reserve Champion Mare was Humhills Painted Lady owned by Emily Wolery. Winner of Grand Champion Stallion was RD Ace of Spades owned by Cera DeLong with Dash, owned by Amy Muhlenkamp coming in as Reserve Champion Stallion. The Gelding Grand Champion was LM Idols When Hell Freezes Over, owned by Angelle McIntire and Reserve Champion Gelding was Outlaw owned by Jill Carpenter. Winner of the Colored Mares was Humhill’s Painted Lady, owned by Emily Wolery. Little Kings BW Bahama Baby, owned by Alisha Snider, was named first place solid colored mares. First place in Multi-Colored Stallions and Solid Colored Stallion was Atlas owned by Shannon Kemp and RKFS Texs Plum Outta Cash owned by Bonnie Weaver, respectively. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you exhibitors!
The Supreme Miniature Halter Horse Champion was LM Idols When Hell Freezes Over. The next online horse show is currently open and closed April 30. The judging will take place May 1. Show results will be posted later. The halter classes are to be judged by Dan Whitt and performance classes judged by Brian Pete. We also have a $25 e-certificate to be awarded graciously donated by MiniTack. com. Enter the online show by going to https://www.facebook. com/groups/235450347853418. To date our 23rd annual show at the Lorain County Fairgrounds will be as planned.
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Feeding and Managing Horses During Reduced Activity by Nettie Liburt, MS, PhD, PAS
We are living in unprecedented times. With most states under stay-at-home orders, many of us who board our horses are unable to visit, much less ride them. Those of us with horses at home or who can visit and care for their horses are generally not riding and training at the level that is typical for this time of year. In addition, a good portion of the competition schedule has been cancelled, decreasing the need for intense work. What does that mean for your horse nutritionally and mentally? Diets During Downtime When a horse’s workload decreases, so does the need for calories. Remember that all horses still retain the need for forage as the basis of the diet, which should be fed at no less than 1.5 percent of ideal body weight (for a 1,000-pound horse, that’s 15 pounds of forage-minimum per day). Reduction or elimination of grain concentrates may be warranted if training or work has decreased in order to prevent excessive weight gain. However, you don’t want to underfeed other essential nutrients. Consider incorporating a ration balancer into the diet, based on the amount of concentrate (or lack thereof) you horse consumes per day, to help meet their requirements for essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. With reduced work may come increased energy. One way to help mitigate this through nutrition is to replace some of the calories from sugar and starch with fat. If your horse remains on a grain concentrate, look for a lower starch and sugar option and a fat content between 6-10 percent. Alternatively, reducing the amount of concentrates fed per day and adding a fat supplement could also work to help balance the amount of energy intake and potential energy output. If you are feeding below the recommended feeding rates for your horse’s size and work level, do consider adding a ration balancer to ensure adequate intake of protein, vitamins and minerals. If you need help determining what is best, try connecting virtually with an equine nutritionist who can help you while maintaining social distance.
Enrichment The author’s horse is one who needs to have a job to stay out of trouble. And by trouble, I mean inadvertently injuring himself trying to find something to do with all his excess energy. If you have one of these types, even if you can’t see your horse during this time, talk with the essential barn staff to ensure maximum turnout time. Turnout will help your horse burn off extra energy and is excellent for enrichment. Rolling, socializing and movement are vital elements of a horse’s wellbeing-from gut motility to preventing boredom. If pasture isn’t available to consume, consider a small-holed hay net to help stretch out consumption time of hay rations.
More Ideas Consider sending a care package to the barn that includes some enrichment toys to help ward off boredom. It doesn’t hurt to include some goodies for barn staff too, especially if they are caring for your horse because you aren’t allowed to visit right now. The author’s ‘barn family’ organized an online meeting with the farm owner where we were each allowed to visit our horses virtually and catch up with each other. It was certainly a morale booster! 20
If you are allowed on the farm, but perhaps riding activities are limited, don’t forget about groundwork. Setting up some cavaletti or a simple obstacle course to change up the routine can be helpful for both horse and owner. If you’ve got the skills to long-line, this can be a great activity to keep everyone’s mind active.
Getting Back To Work When things begin to return to normal, remember that you should ease your horse back into work. Once fitness has been achieved initially, it is easier to get it back after it is lost as opposed to getting fit from scratch the first time. Just as if you have missed out on your favorite class at the gym and haven’t been keeping up, when you get back to it, you’ll need to take it easy for the first few workouts to get back into shape. Take your time and don’t rush it. Asking your horse to work too hard too fast after a period of no or little work can result in muscle soreness, injury or tying-up. As exercise once again begins to ramp up, the diet can slowly return to normal as well. Keep an eye on changes in body condition score as your horse’s work level slowly begins to increase and adjust the diet as needed.
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Corral Calendar The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, creating a great deal of uncertainty within the horse show industry. It is simply impossible for the Horsemen’s Corral to keep up with event cancellations prior to going to print. Please take care of yourself, your family and your horses. Now more than ever...CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL! DISCLAIMER: The Horsemen’s Corral has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this calendar of events. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Corral does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. Where possible, event contact information is provided. Please “Call before you haul”. 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 — 14th Annual Superior Friesian Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188, www.mthopeauction.com. MAY 1-2 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Greene County Fairgrounds, Waynesburg, PA. FMI: Lora White, 412-956-3211, www.ibra.us. MAY 1-3 — MYHA Speed & Pleasure Horse Shows, Marion County Fairgrounds, 122 E. Fairgrounds, Marion, OH. FMI: www.owha. org.
MAY 1-3 — 11th Annual CMHA Lope For Hope Fuzzy Show, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. FMI: 989-666-4867, cmhasecretary@ gmail.com, www.cmha.info. MAY 1-3 — Indiana Equine Roundup, C Bar C Expo Center, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 765-720-3251. MAY 1-3 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA. FMI: Dave, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Show, 9:30 a.m., Treharne Training Center, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: Pam Bradshaw, 814-504-4215, email@example.com. MAY 2 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Jennifer Hunter, 614-402-0861.
MAY 2 — WB Ranch Spring Fling, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Lisa Wylie, 419-349-8627. MAY 2 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Decatur County Fairgrounds, Greensburg, IN. FMI: Deb Richards, 812-593-2815, www.ibra.us. 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 — Medina Kids Care for the Medina County Home Residents Benefit Horse Show, 9:30 a.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-7222342, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: 330-8444041, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com.
MAY 8 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. MAY 8-9 — Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit Kick-Off Show, Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI. FMI: www.oakgov.com/ msu/4h/pages/events.aspx. MAY 8-10 — SAHIBA Arab 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 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Sale, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock Auctioneer, 330-763-0905, email@example.com. MAY 9 — Cowboy vs Cowgirl Challenge, Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 816-3056328, www.knoxcountyhorsepark.com.
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In hand classes only. Showmanship, Halter, Fun/Contest classes. Annual Hay Day Event for children/adults with disabilities. Come show in the morning and stay to help with Hay Day! Free concessions for volunteers.
Mini Fuzzy Show, 11 a.m. CA
Open Saddle Horse Show, 11 a.m. Mini Show, 11 a.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 18
Mini/Saddle Show, 11 a.m.
Mini/Saddle Fun Show, 9 a.m. and Annual Hay Day Event
Mini Show, 11 a.m.
All shows held at Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012 Showbills and Judge information to follow. We will post on our Facebook page and the Horsemen’s Corral. For more information contact Kathleen Azzarello, 440-536-0145 or email: Kathleen@getdependable.com Avon Lake Saddle Club (ALSC) HORSEMEN’S CORRAL
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Corral Calendar Continued from page 22 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 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 2651 Township Rd. 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419-210-7204. 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 Heseman, 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 — Glass-Ed Clinic - Lesson or Test with Heather Walters, Pine Lake Stables, Plainwell, MI. FMI: AmandaPitsch@ baircroft.com, www.glass-ed.org. 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 — Friday Night Barrel Bash (15th) & Youth Rodeo (16th & 17th), Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 — CMHA Year End Point Approved Show, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. FMI: 989-666-4867, cmhasecretary@ gmail.com, www.cmha.info. MAY 15-17 — Michigan Apple Blossom Classic 2020 Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: 517-6554712, email@example.com. 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 16-17 — 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 — 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 — Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com. MAY 16-17 — Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club Quad-A-Rama Show, University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd Michael, 419-306-2259, www.glaphc.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 — 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, Atwater, OH. FMI: Duane, 740610-4129, firstname.lastname@example.org. MAY 16-17 — Body Control Under Saddle Clinic, Hickory Hollow Stables, Hickory Corners, MI. FMI: Nicole Scovel, 269-9246070, email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 — 8th Annual Mid-Ohio Memorial Trotting Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188, www.mthopeauction.com. MAY 22-24 — Indiana Ranch Horse Show, C-C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Steven Lynn, 317-796-3490, 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 — Preble County OHC Speed & Fun Show, Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp, 4 Mile Valley Road, Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Becky, 937-417-4359, www. facebook.com/groups/pcohc
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This event will be held in conjunction with our
Free Driving Lessons Demos • Talks • Dressage Event
If you have Saddles, Bridles, Stable Supplies and Fixtures — Bring them out to sell!
June 13, 2020 • 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
$5.00 Charge at the gate for car load admission!
Alexandria Fairgrounds, Kentucky
100 Fairgrounds Road • Alexandria, Kentucky 41001
Selling from your pick-up truck: $10
— SPACE PRICING — 10’x10’ space: $20
Food Stand will be on site during event!
Enclosed Building 10’x20’ space: $40
Gather up your New and Used “things” and come on down!! Questions? Call or email Charlie Poppe, (513) 315-7143 • firstname.lastname@example.org Visit Northern Kentucky Horse Network website: www.nkhn.info 24
Geauga Horse & Pony Association
2020 OPEN HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio
EAST SHOW RING • 8:30 A.M. May 24
Emily Ianning Wilson
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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
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
10. 11. 11a. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
$$$$$$ MORE JA CKP CLASSE OT S!
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)
SMALL GRANDSTAND RING • 8:30 A.M. June 7
Awarding Trophy & Ribbons in W/T & Novice classes 1st-6th 3 DAILY HIGH POINTS: W/T 9 & under, W/T 10-18, Novice 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
Hillary McGowan Brandy Kemmer
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
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)
3 DAILY HIGHPO IN EVERY S TS AT HOW!
52. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship (9 & under) 53. Walk Trot Western Horsemanship (10-18) 54. Novice Western Horsemanship 55. Walk Trot Western Pleasure (9 & under) 56. Walk Trot Western Pleasure (10-18) 57. Novice Western Pleasure 58. Walk Trot Barrels 59. Novice Barrels 60. Walk Trot Golf Ball & Spoon 61. Novice Golf Ball & Spoon 62. Walk Trot Fanny Race 63. 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 24 MAY 23 — Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition 2020 Series, Win-Seek, 5022 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, OH. FMI: 330854-5400. Find us on Facebook. 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 — Pine Lake Stables May Dressage, Pine Lake Stables, Plainwell, MI. FMI: Mary Johnson, 269-664-4223, equineline@mei. net. 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 — Open Challenge and 1st Ever Mustang Mountain Trail Challenge with Templeton Thompson & Sam Gay Concert, Win-Seek/Fallen Pines, 4022 Everett Hull Road, Cortland, OH. FMI: 724-301-2244, www.win-seek.com. MAY 24 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: email@example.com, www.ghpa.us.
MAY 24-25 — Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition 2020 Series, Stone Gate Farm, 26236 Smith Road, Coolville, OH. FMI: 330-854-5400. Find us on Facebook. 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 29-30 — Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders, Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg, MI. FMI: www.oakgov.com/ msu/4h/pages/events.aspx. 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 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Point Show & Open Speed Show, Walk-Trot at 10 a.m.; running events not before noon, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: contes - Rich, 330466-1171; Speed - Matt, 330-466-2749, www.waynecountysaddleclub.com. MAY 30 — Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447. MAY 30 — Summit County 4-H Benefit Dressage Schooling show, Summit County Fairgrounds, 1050 North Ave., Tallmadge, OH. FMI: Sara Justice, 908- 240-6949, www.summitcountysaddlehorse.org. MAY 30 — WB Ranch Spring Fling, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Lisa Wylie, 419-349-8627. 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 — Hartmeyer Stables Summer Spectacular Series, 10 a.m., 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Karen, 765-730-3107. 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 — Bomb Proofing Clinic, Halt N Salut Equestrian Center, Crittenden, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-472-2880, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nkhn.info MAY 30-31 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hinerman Arena, Blacksville, WV. FMI: Becky Hinerman, 304-826-7391, www.ibra. us. 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 — Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition 2020 Series, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-854-5400. Find us on Facebook. 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 2 — 23rd Annual Open Miniature Horse Show, 9 a.m., Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, OH. FMI: Elly Magyar, 419-271-6008, nomhclub@gmail. com. JUNE 4-5 — Keystone Driving Horse Sale, Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: Rudy Swarey, 814-349-5951.
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2020 Saturday, May 23 Saturday, June 27 Saturday, July 25 Saturday, August 22 Saturday, September 19
Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2020 Fun Shows
Carlisle Equestrian Center • 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, Ohio Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds • Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls
SUNDAY, JUNE 7 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: June 14) Judge: Amber Wise
5 Ribbons Awarded For Each Class!
SUNDAY, JUNE 21 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Lisa Miller
SUNDAY, JULY 19 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: July 26) Judge: Jay Lanzer
SUNDAY, AUG. 9
Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Amber Wise
CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDED FOR 5 SHOW SERIES (3 at Lewis Rd.) for Select Equitation Classes (2 at Carlisle Equestrian) Sponsored by Finally Farm
1. Open Halter 2. Jr. Showmanship 17 & Under 3. Showmanship 18 & Over 4. **English Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 5. English Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 6a. Lead-Line 8 & Under (Walk Only) English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Walk, Trot or Canter Classes 6b. Pre Walk-Trot (Rider cannot enter in 6a) E/W Riders will be asked to do a short walk, trot, halt, back. Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby. 7. **English Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 8. English Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 9. **Walk-Trot Equitation 18 & Over English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 10. Walk-Trot Pleasure 18 & Over English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 11. **Walk-Trot Equitation 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 12. Walk-Trot Pleasure 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 13. **Open Bareback Equitation All Ages (WTC or WTJ) Rider Cannot Enter in Class 14 14. **Walk-Trot Bareback Equitation All Ages Rider Cannot Enter in Class 13 15. Gaited Pleasure (Walk/Pleasure Gait Only) 16. Generation Gap (Walk/Trot) - Carlisle Show Trail - Lewis Rd. Show Course description & rules posted at registration area. 17. **Western Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) Entry Fees: $5 per class or $35 for 7 classes or more. MUST BE THE SAME HORSE/EXHIBITOR TEAM. Riders, spectators & volunteers are welcome at all our events. Food will be onsite and rescue horses present. SHOW RULES 1. Walk-trot classes are open to riders who have never competed in any class requiring a canter - riders may only cross enter into other walktrot classes. Advanced riders schooling horses may enter with no number sto they are not judged (entry fee still required). 2. Registration must be made at least two (2) classes prior to your class - for a refund, you must cancel two (2) classes prior to your class - no refund after class has started. 3. Proper show attire is optional - long pants and boots required. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18 on a horse on the show grounds.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (No rain date) Judge: Dave Riedel
Shows begin at 9 a.m.
CORPORATE SPONSORS: Quaker Steak & Lube (Bronze Trotting Level) Worcester’s Feed & Equipment (Lead Line Level) Horsemen’s Corral (Lead Line Level) Creative Embroidery by Design (Drill Team sponsor)
18. Western Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) 19. **Western Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 20. Western Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 21. Jack Benny Pleasure (Walk/Trot but open riders may enter) Riders must be 39 years of age or older 22. Musical Sacks (Walk/Trot - open riders may enter) No dismount required 23. Pre Walk-Trot Keyhole Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby. 24. Keyhole (Walk/Trot Riders Only - No Canter Div.) May not enter both keyhole classes 25. Keyhole - Open (Walk/Trot/Canter Division) May not enter both keyhole classes 26. Pre Walk-Trot Barrel Racing (same rules as class 23) 27. Barrel Racing - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 28. Barrel Racing - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 29. Egg & Spoon (Walk/Trot but open riders may enter) Canter Class Riders May Enter This Class 30. Carrot Race - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 31. Carrot Race - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 32. Pre Walk-Trot Pole Bending Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby 33. Pole Bending - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 34. Pole Bending - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 4. Walk/Trot/Canter riders may NOT enter into Walk/Trot classes. The exceptions is Musical Sacks, Egg and Spoon, Gaited Pleasure, and Jack Benny. 5. Pre Walk-Trot: Riders more advanced than lead line but not ready for regular W/T classes. Riders learning to transition on their own to regular W/T classes. Trainer can enter ring and stay nearby. Proceeds to benefit Angels Haven Horse Rescue to aid in the care and comfort of their rescue horses and to the Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks for improving the show grounds. Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks and Angels Haven Horse Rescue or anyone connected with the show, will not assume responsibility for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons, animals or property. Angels Haven Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer based organization.
For More Information or Questions: (440) 781-5060 or (440) 781-5050
Check Facebook for weather updates: www.facebook.com/Angels.Haven.Horse/ Visit www.angelshavenhorserescue.org for complete showbills, rules and other 2020 Events! May 2020
Corral Calendar Continued from page 26 JUNE 4-7 — The Michigan Slide In Show, Midland County Fair, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI: 989-859-1441, www. mrha.org. JUNE 4-7 — 31st Annual Indy Circuit, Henry Co. Saddle Club, 321 W 100 N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Elite Show Management, 319-4001065. 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 Hostetler, 260-463-1112, www.ibra.us. JUNE 5-6 — Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit Triple B’s/Mane Connection, Springfield Oaks County Park, Davisburg, MI. FMI: www.oakgov.com/msu/4h/pages/ events.aspx. 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 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Show, 9:30 a.m., Kuhlber Farm, 220 Edgewater Dr., Darlington, PA. FMI: Pam Bradshaw, 814-504-4215, firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 6 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Mercer County Fairgrounds, Celina, OH. FMI: Baily Vantilburg, 567-644-5761, www.ibra.us. JUNE 6 — Under The Oaks Open Horse Show, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: 419-563-5170. JUNE 6 — Comb & Curry 4-H Club Open Show, Tuscola County Fairgrounds, Caro, MI. FMI: Kristal Baker, 989-660-9064. JUNE 6 — Serenity Farm Spring Dressage, Serenity Farm, Byron Center, MI. FMI: Janine Holmes, 616-723-4122, JHEquestrian@comcast.net. JUNE 6 — Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park, 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 6-7 — 1st Annual 4-H Horse Camp & Mini Clinics, Preble County Fairgrounds, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH. FMI: www. preble.osu.edu 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: email@example.com, www.ghpa.us. JUNE 7 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, 9 a.m., Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds, Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. angelshavenhorserescue.org. JUNE 7 — Harry Hughes 2020 Circuit Show, 5563 Waterville Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Mary Staler, 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 — Summer Carriage & Draft Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188, www.mthopeauction.com. 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, 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: Bev Mills, 330-428-4182, www.tri-cotrails. com. JUNE 12-14 — Friday Night Barrel Bash (12th) & Youth Rodeo (13th & 14th), Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 12-14 — Intro to Liberty, Alliance Equestrian Center, Yorktown, IN. FMI: Allison, 765-730-3993, email@example.com. JUNE 12-14 — CMHA Year End Point Approved Show, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. FMI: 989-666-4867, cmhasecretary@ gmail.com, www.cmha.info. 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 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Saddle Horse Show, 11 a.m., Weiss Field, 33401 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: Kathleen Azzarello, 440-536-0145, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. avonlakesaddleclub.com.
JUNE 13 — Speed Show, Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 816-305-6328, www. knoxcountyhorsepark.com. JUNE 13 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Tack Sale & Enrichment Day, Alexandria Fairgrounds, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim, 859-472-2880, jimwmayer@ yahoo.com, www.nkhn.info 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 — Wrangers 4-H Club Open Show, Tuscola County Fairgrounds, Caro, MI. FMI: Holly Harp, 810-358-8477. 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. JUNE 14 — Stacie Widder Double S Clinic, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-3233559, www.creeksidehorsepark.com. JUNE 14 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 2250 Alliance Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 888-556-3772, www.RanchCity.com JUNE 14 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. JUNE 14 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Diamond 7 Ranch and Arena, Dillsburg, PA. FMI: Dave Shockey, 717-729-1037, www. ibra.us. JUNE 14 — Holland Western Saddle Club IMTCA Challenge #1, 3856 61st St., Holland,MI. FMI: email@example.com, www.hollandwestern.net. JUNE 17 — Ohio Western Horse Association Speed Show, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH. FMI: Laura, 567-674-3421, www.owha.org. JUNE 17-21 — 13th Annual All Breed OQHA Ride & 3-Day Mountain Trail Competition, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-3233559, www.creeksidehorsepark.com. JUNE 17-21 — Region 13 Pre Show A & B Concurrent & Region 13 Championship, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Jan Decker, 317-372-1061. JUNE 18-20 — MCDE 2020, Metamora Carriage & Driving Assoc., 4295 Barber Rd., Metamora, MI. FMI: www. metamoracarriagedriving.org. JUNE 18-20 — Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition 2020 Series, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-854-5400. Find us on Facebook. JUNE 19-20 — Mid Ohio Marauders “Who Gets The Bounty”, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Tim, 740206-7214, www.midohiomarauders.com. JUNE 19-21 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: 740-407-2286, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com.
JUNE 19-21 — RSTPA Sorting & Penning, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 19-21 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Family Campout, AJ Jolly Park, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-4722880, email@example.com, www. nkhn.info JUNE 19-21 — Intro to Liberty Clinic, Australian Equine Performance Center, 2150 East Leestown Rd., Midway, KY. FMI: 859-940-9129, www. doubledanhorsemanship.com. JUNE 19-21 — Indiana Mt. Regulators 4-Stage Double Point Shoot, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Connie Ricketts, 260-668-1770, firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 19-21 — IBRA Super Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: Dawn Shirley, 330-771-3205, www.ibra.us. JUNE 20 — North West Ohio Contenders Speed Series, Wyandot County Fairgrounds, 10171 St. Rt. 53, Upper Sandusky, OH. FMI: Tiffany Derr, 419-310-1955. JUNE 20 — Holland Western Saddle Club Open Show #2, 3856 61 Street, Holland, MI. FMI: www.hollandwestern.net. JUNE 20 — Glass-Ed Annual Dressage, Pine Lake Stables, Plainwell, MI. FMI: Mary Johnson, 269-664-4223, equineline@mei. net, www.glass-ed.org. JUNE 20 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Hodge Arena, Versailles, KY. FMI: Carmon Poor, 859-509-1431, www.ibra.us. JUNE 20-21 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Young Guns I & II Shoot, 10 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar Street, Jefferson, OH. FMI: Dave or Karen Davis, 330-719-3290. JUNE 20-21 — IBRA Super Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: Dawn Shirley, 330-771-3205, www.ibra.us. JUNE 21 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. JUNE 21 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, 9 a.m., Carlisle Equestrian Center, 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. angelshavenhorserescue.org. JUNE 24-26 — Obbie Schlom Clinic, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: Geauga Horse and Pony Association, www.ghpa.us. JUNE 24-28 — Region 14 Preshow & Championship, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: Cindy, 937-935-1753, email@example.com, www.aha14.com. JUNE 24-28 — 5-Day Liberty Clinic, Australian Equine Performance Center, 2150 East Leestown Rd., Midway, KY. FMI: 859-940-9129, www. doubledanhorsemanship.com. JUNE 25-26 — East Coast Harness Horse Sale, Harrisburg Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA. FMI: Aquilla, 765-524-6117. JUNE 25-27 — Extreme Mustang Makeover 2020, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 512-869-3225, www. extrememustangmakeover.com JUNE 25-28 — Trick & Fancy Riding 4-Day Camp, Pass The Torch Leadership Camp, 62699 Ault Rd., Belmont, OH. FMI: www. passthetorchleadershipcamp.com. JUNE 26 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Double YY Saddle Club, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Toni Walker, 317-670-7619, www.ibra.us.
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Knox County Horse Park
Stay Up To Date on Events With New Facebook Page PRESIDENT, Debbie Cole VICE PRESIDENT, Travis Ross & Dave Huge; TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Anna Chadwick PHONE/TEXT, 816-305-6328; WEBSITE, www.knoxcountyhorsepark.com
by Anna Chadwick
Corral Calendar Continued from page 28 JUNE 26-28 — Indiana Equine Roundup, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 765-720-3251, www.cbarcexpo.com. JUNE 27 — Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Stephanie Dolweck, 740-581-0447. JUNE 27 — O.H.I.O. EXCA Race, Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Steve Fuller, 330-340-1540. JUNE 27 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Mini Show, 11 a.m., Weiss Field, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: Kathleen Azzarello, 440-536-0145, www.avonlakesaddleclub.com. JUNE 27 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding Event, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, www.buckinohio.com
The Knox County Horse Park at 7500 Thayer Road, Mt Vernon, Ohio, has had to alter its plans for the year due to the Coronavirus. The April 11 fun show was cancelled. Following are our shows for 2020, all shows are to start at noon. MAY 9: Walk Trot Fun Show JUNE 13: Speed Show JUNE 27 — Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition 2020 Series, Win-Seek, 5022 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, OH. FMI: 330854-5400. Find us on Facebook. JUNE 27 — Kelli’s Crusade Benefit Open Horse Show in Memory of Kelli Baker, Medina Co. Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-948-1784, www.kelliscrusade.org. JUNE 27 — MW Pony Pals Speed Show, 12 p.m., Champaign Co. Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH. FMI: 567-674-3421, www.owha.org. JUNE 27 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Kal-Val Saddle Club, Scotts, MI. FMI: Shajnett, 269567-8708, www.ibra.us. JUNE 27 — OH IBRA Double Point Fundraiser Show, Crazy Woman Ranch, Lancaster, OH. FMI: 502-239-4000. JUNE 27 — 1-Day Horsemanship Clinic, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., C and C Horsemanship, Wayne, OH. FMI: 330-466-9423, firstname.lastname@example.org.
JULY 11: Cowboy-Cowgirl Fun Show AUG. 8: Fun Show SEPT. 19: Fun Show OCT. 10: Halloween show SEPT. 13: Fredericktown Tomato Parade SEPT. 14: Delaware All Horse Parade We cancelled the April meeting. Monthly meetings are held at the Knox County Horse Park on the
second Monday of the month May through October. Start time for meetings is 7 p.m. Our garage sale date is being re-scheduled. Note: We have a new Facebook page: Knox County Horse Park Inc. Check our Facebook and web page for upcoming activities. Also any cancellations or changes please visit our Facebook page or web page.
JUNE 27 — IBRA Sanctioned Show, Rocky Hill Ranch, Spring Grove, PA. FMI: Chandrelle, 717-253-5022, www.ibra.us. JUNE 27 — IHTA Forbidden Trails Ride, Ionia Horse Trails, 2880 W. David Hwy., Ionia, MI. FMI: www.ioniahorsetrailsassociation.org. JUNE 27 — Boots & Bridle 4-H Club Open Show, Tuscola County Fairgrounds, Caro, MI. FMI: Amy Kotsch, 989-683-3271. JUNE 27 — Boots & Saddle Open Horse Show, Ingham Co. Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: Facebook: Capital Area Open Horse Circuit. JUNE 27 — Hartmeyer Stables Summer Spectacular Series, 10 a.m., 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Karen, 765-730-3107. JUNE 27-28 — Ladies Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740666-1162, www.TMTrainingCenter.com. JUNE 28 — Massillon Saddle Club
Contest Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: 330-234-7637, www. massillonsaddleclub.org. JUNE 28 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana, Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Jennifer, 614-402-0861. JUNE 28 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, OH. FMI: email@example.com, www.ghpa.us. JUNE 28 — Harry Hughes 2020 Circuit Scholarship Show, Swanton, OH. FMI: Mary, 419-826-8532, www.harryhughes.org. JUNE 28 — Medina County Horse Committee Annual Open Horse Show, Medina Co. Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Lee, 330-350-6858 JUNE 28 — Tri-State Miniature Horse Club Fun Show, 9 a.m., Randolph Fairgrounds, Randolph, OH. FMI: www.tristateminis. com.
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Am I In Kansas Again!? by Sarah Vas
’m sure we’d all like to forget about April, 2020 and the next few months don’t look good, either. A bad science fiction movie about apocalyptic survival and economic destruction has equine events dropping off the calendar like dead flies. The horse community is fumbling along with the rest of the Covid-19 stricken world. Which equine activities are essential? Can our hobby industry be revived in a society of bankrupt businesses and unemployed citizens? Will Ivermectin become the new gold standard of currency? Like a late-night, As Seen On TV Paid Advertisement, I can’t help but scream, “But WAIT! There’s MORE!”. As if it weren’t stressful enough enduring forced house arrest, homeschooling a high school freshman, and watching the economy choke from worldwide weirdness, a tornado decided to come as close as is physically possible to my person late one night in early April. For a neighboring horse family, though, bad weather and bad luck collided directly over their facility in the pitch-black. Their concerns about the effects of C-19 have become secondary to their immediate situation. If you have a notion to look at the shocking aftermath, peruse various media outlets for a farm called Bridle Creek in Grafton, Ohio. I can assure you post-tornado pictures or fly-over video captured by local news outlets won’t really compare to seeing it with your own eyes. Our country roads intersect and our farms are separated by barely a mile of distance as the crow flies. Somehow, in all these years, our lucky acreage has avoided weather calamities unless it’s forecasted as a statewide event. Even the dreaded Lake Effect stuff doesn’t have the gas to reach us this far southwest of the Erie shores. But around 11:30 p.m. on April 7, our couch-lounging hours of house
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arrest Netflix binging were interrupted. Even my stalwart, weathersavvy pilot husband muted the TV and stared back at me in curious silence. A stiff, rumbling wind had suddenly pressed sideways against the west wall of our house for about 30 seconds. What sounded like a subway train was growling along the same westerly facing wall that our couch rests against. Our son and his very precious cat slumber against that same wall in his room on the second floor. I looked back at Kevin and said, “That sounded like a tornado is coming…”, to which he shrugged off my musing with his usual calm confidence. Almost immediately, our phones broke the silence with the screeching weather service warning to Take Cover Now. Little did we expect the next 8 hours to be so chaotic. We huddled nervously in our basement for nearly 20 minutes. Daniel clutched a cat crate with Betty inside and Jojo Dog curled tight against my leg. My parents live two miles east of us. I phoned my mom to warn her, knowing they both would be sound asleep at this late hour. Once it appeared safe, Kevin checked our own buildings while I drove to my parents and did the same. I had to reroute around two blocked intersections and make the precariously stupid decision to maneuver under a sheared off power pole still dangling by its lines and leaning well over the road only one house away from their driveway. All were safe and unscathed. We had barely settled back into our own house when a sheriff car pulled into our driveway. Turns out it was a very real tornado. The rumbling sound was indeed the very edges of an EF-1 tornado marching its 11-mile-long path just out of reach past our tiny farmhouse. Neighbors all around us had trees torn off the trunks, roofs caved in, and windows smashed out in the dark. But the young sheriff deputy had sped past this directly to my front door. He needed horse people. We were merely two of the many that spent those long hours helping the Bridle Creek Farm family however we could. Thirteen horses had scrambled in terror as an actual tornado hit their barn with dead on, bull’s eye center accuracy just seconds before it grunted past my living room windows. The funnel had grabbed the boarding facility’s roof by its northwest corner. Physics almost succeeded in peeling the ceiling’s entire square footage up away from its tethers. Two aisleways of stalls were without roofing. The indoor arena situated in the center now was littered with giant slabs of sheet metal roofing. The entire west wall of the barn had been shorn off along with the roof right down to the grass, poles and all. Debris was cast out hundreds of yards southeast into connecting properties. Horses were standing bug-eyed in their stalls, soaked to the flesh from pelting rain and hail with nothing but trusses and electrical conduit dangling overhead. Almost all of the confused and frantic animals were coaxed onto trailers with nothing but flashlights and grit, refugees at a neighboring farm before the sun had even come up. In spite of it all, I have to believe that Bridle Creek was lucky, too. No horses or cattle were killed, missing, running loose, or gravely injured. The house was still intact as was the barn’s roof over the hay loft and sawdust. A tornado’s 30-second path changed the trajectory of an entire barnful of horse people’s lives. When the cavalry call rang out, those who heard it crested the hill to carry them to daylight. Even in the wee hours of morning, the barn owners stood already talking about rebuilding and going forth. The bad news? Nothing lasts forever. I know it feels pretty darn bad right now, but wait, there’s more. There’s good news. Nothing lasts forever. No such thing as rock bottom. It can always get worse. So, Covid-19, you’ve managed to upend our world but you’re drawing a line in the wrong sand, our sand, in our arena. You, my dear virus, got nothin’ over the horses we’ve faced or the messes we’ve cleaned up. 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.
Hoosier Equine Council
Vision and Mission Statement of the Hoosier Equine Council PRESIDENT, Victoria Hill VICE PRESIDENT, Brent Collins TREASURER, Mark Davis SECRETARY, Jennifer Bodle PHONE, 812/878-0216 EMAIL, hoosierequinecouncil@ gmail.com WEBSITE, hoosierequinecouncil. wixsite.com/mysite
by Victoria Hill I would like to introduce ourselves; we are new to the scene but not new to the equine world. We are the Hoosier Equine Council, formed recently and as the name suggests, located
in the Hoosier State of Indiana. Vision: To be all inclusive bringing equines, equestrians, aspiring equestrians and youth together through opportunities to participate in the horse industry with activities, legislation, education, promotion, racing, trails, equine welfare, horse showing, and growth. Mission Statement: To advocate for equestrians and equines by encouraging the growth of the equine industry in Indiana. We will not be concentrating on one huge event with this organization but instead we will go around to different parts of our state and hold many shows, clinics, educational events, craft
fairs with dinners, and trail rides raising money to lobby for legislation for equine welfare and many other topics very important to horse folks. More importantly, to get to the pulse of the horse industry through our people in Indiana and surrounding states. We will be heavily involved in drawing youth and families into our group because the youth is the future. Without the youth, we will be nothing and have no future in the horse industry. Every single member will have a voice and we will listen to suggestions, complaints; whatever our membership has to say we will listen. Another one of our goals
is complete transparency for all things. To be connected to everything horse and offer assistance in whatever way we can. We will also look to join up with the American Horse Council who is heavily involved with legislature for all equines. We believe that there needs to be stronger laws regarding equine welfare in blatant abuse cases for example. This is just the start for us. If you would like to be involved, we would love to have you. Please check our Facebook page at Hoosier Equine Council and our website at hoosierequinecouncil. wixsite.com/mysite for an application and other information.
Ohio Morgan Horse Association
Interesting Times Indeed PRESIDENT, Alyssa Rose VICE PRESIDENT, Elizabeth Thomas SECRETARY, Nancy Rinz TREASURER, Elizabeth Burick WEBSITE, www.ohiomorganhorse.com
by Susan Walker It seems like six months ago since I wrote my last article for April. To meet my deadline, I was writing it around March 10. It was only four days later when Governor DeWine declared a state of emergency for Ohio and, as we all are aware, the manure hit the fan. And to think in that article I wrote of ‘living in interesting times’; I had absolutely no idea just how interesting the times were about to become!
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There is no need to describe the hardships the sheltering in place initiatives have been for the economy, and definitely for the equestrian sector. I know many of our member boarding/ training/lesson barns are coming up with creative ways to keep their clients in touch and to enable them to get a virtual horse fix. One silver lining for us horse people is that studies have shown that contact with animals can strengthen the immune system. To quote an article, (https:// www.medicalnewstoday.com/ articles/321709), “Growing up with animals could make you more resilient as an adult…A rural upbringing with lots of contact with animals might ensure immune system and mental resilience to stress more effectively than a pet-free city upbringing.” Love that ‘mental
resilience to stress’ part—the expression isn’t “Cowgirl/ Cowboy Up!” for nothing! The Internet also offers proof that horse people have not lost their senses of humor during this pandemic. Among the suggestions to wash your hands as though you had just cleaned a sheath and to make sure to use the thermometer without the string attached, I think my personal favorite was “2020. Perhaps we should have lunged you first.” My hope is that by the time you are reading this, that bell-shaped curve we are now so familiar with will have a sharply declining slope on the right-hand side, signaling a return to normalcy. The OMHA board is optimistic that the Buckeye Morgan Challenge will be held during its scheduled dates and are continuing to plan accordingly. One slight concession is that show manager, Sandy Sessink has delayed mailing out the hard copy showbills. They will be mailed soon. It is now and will be available on Sandy’s website, https:// horseshowsbysandy.weebly.com. Believe me, there are lots of exciting classes, entertainment, parties and fun to be anticipated. That being the case, and the fact that this is the 50th anniversary, and due to the condensed 2020 competition calendar, it would probably be wise to make your entries early. However, trying to be flexible during these difficult and uncertain times, the show
is offering a one-year revision to post entry fees. One can read all the details in the prize list. In fact, you will want to read the ‘Exhibitor Rules and Regulations’ section carefully, as there have been some changes for 2020. One big change: Coggins tests are now required for all horses entered. This is something to schedule now before the vets and the labs get busy with requests. And if you want to make sure to secure a ringside table or tables, it would be a good idea to send in your sponsorships promptly. The demand for the tables is always high and there is a limited amount of ringside space for them. MARK YOUR CALENDAR (Subject to change—check before attending.)
MAY 15-16: ASHAO Annual Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, Ohio. MAY 22: Awards Banquet for Academy/Winter Tournament Shows, Blue Heron Event Center, Medina, Ohio. MAY 31: Deadline for submission of high point enrollment/horse show report forms for Nov. 2019– April 2020 competitions. JUNE 10-13: Morgan Gold Cup Regional Horse Show, Expo Center, Columbus, Ohio. Buckeye AUG. 12-15: Morgan Challenge Horse Show, Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio. NOV. 21: Annual Meeting/ High Point Awards Banquet, The Galaxy Restaurant, Wadsworth, Ohio. May 2020
CoVid-19 and How our Horses can Help by Bryan S. Farcus, MA, CJF
Some perspective... As viruses are concerned, there is no such thing as a ‘harmless’ case. And, as we have been so emphatically taught as children: wash, wash, and wash your hands, one finger at a time to keep those germs away! In this time of a pandemic, this lesson is now more important than ever. This newest virus, the ‘2019 novel coronavirus’ (CoVid-19), is one of several in the coronavirus family. Since the mid 1960s, there have been seven human forms of coronaviruses identified. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this most recent form is unique in that it is not an influenza-based virus. Unlike the H1N1 pandemic of 2009, CoVid-19 merely acts like influenza, but it is more accurately described as a highly contagious viral pneumonia. The ‘novel’ aspect of this new virus is important to note in that no one has been previously exposed; therefore, no one is immune.
Zoonotic concerns... Though many viruses have made the leap from animals to infect humans, the most deadly zoonotic diseases (those able to be transmitted from animal to human) have, for the most part, been traced to birds, bats, and swine, but not equine. Recent information released by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states that according to our major infectious disease experts (CDC, WHO), there is no evidence that our horses and/or our pet dogs or cats are a source of CoVid-19. As to the question of a ‘secondary source’, where our horses or pets could possibly act as a fomite (a contaminated surface where a disease can survive long enough to infected a person upon contact)? Studies suggest that the highest concern is when we come into contact with a fomite in the form of a smooth, non-porous material (i.e. plastic surfaces, countertops, door knobs, etc.) A bit of good news in all this is that our horses and pets are not a likely fomite for CoVid-19. Due to the nature of their hair/fur, it is more porous and fibrous and it is very unlikely that this virus can survive, since these types of surfaces can absorb and trap the pathogen (virus) making it harder to contract by simply touching. However, keep in mind that all our tack and supplies we use daily are fomites and if in a community setting, can be touched by an ‘unknowing’, infected individual and then be transmitted to the next user. Therefore, it is imperative that we all be courteous and disinfect such items. Or, better yet, as much as possible, just use only your personal equipment. All this being said, if by unfortunate circumstance, you were to become symptomatic or even test positive, at that point, you should consider the possibly that our pets may become compromised and immediately avoid contact with them. New information is coming at us daily and how we should react to this virus seems to be evolving daily. However, one fact is for certain; it’s always a good idea to practice the best hygiene for the benefit of both person and pet.
A needed therapy, now more than ever! Our horses have always been on the frontlines, when it comes to providing much needed therapy; whether it be helping us cope with personal trauma or helping with a national tragedy. Today, our entire
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nation is suffering, as this deadly virus continues. CoVid-19 has touched each of us in some form. At the time of this writing, over a million people worldwide are fighting for their lives. To help limit the spread, many states across our nation are enforcing strict policies on mass-gathering and emphasizing a minimum of six feet ‘social distance’ when coming into contact with others. Even if you are one of the lucky, you are most likely still coping with other issues like, depression from isolation or stress from ‘social distancing’. There is a ray of hope, however, to help all of us get through this and begin to heal, we have our horses. Horses have always been a great therapeutic tool for both physical and emotional support. Currently, certain activities, which can be performed in ‘wide, open-spaces’ and on a personal level, are actually being encouraged. Thus, hiking, biking and, yes! riding our horses can fit perfectly, as long as it remains solely on a personal level, rather than a show/event-type gathering. Now can be a great opportunity to relieve some stress by improving your relationship with your horse. Working on some new ground games, showmanship skills, or even improving your horse’s ‘farrierfriendly’ skills are all great ways to utilize this extra time. If you are in and around a barn where others may be, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has put together a helpful chart, illustrating all of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ you should keep in mind. To download go to: www.aaep.org/resourses/covid-19, then tap on the ‘COVID-19 Resources for Veterinarians’, scroll down and click the arrow for the infographic on ‘COVID-19 and Barn Safety’.
Optimistic but vigilant... As I previously touched on, it’s extremely important to be cognizant of the fact that ‘community spread’ can be over-whelming if not addressed. So remember, as we take advantage of such a wonderful therapy—a ‘social togetherness’ with our equine friends, it is our responsibility to think of all who could be indirectly exposed. It’s important to remain vigilant about our personal distance, being honest and willing to not expose anyone to any unnecessary risk. For those who own a horse and plan to have any one-on-one interaction with any professional therapy provider, veterinarian or farrier, it should be your highest priority to keep these individuals as risk-free as possible. Please refrain from any interaction, if you show even the slightest symptoms or if you have no noticeable symptoms, but have recently been in contact with someone who has. During this perilous time, our industry professionals are still continuing to work, so that they may help you and your horse. Their continued health directly relates to the well-being of our horses. As we all find our way through this most challenging time, our horses can and will do as they always do—stick with us and help us get to the finish line.
For the latest on Covid-19 and our horses, visit these sites: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019 www.equinediseasecc.org www.unitedhorsecoalition.org www.avma.org www.aaep.org
On a personal note… I am convinced that we are strong and resilient by nature and together we will overcome this challenging time. May God bless and look over us, as we look forward to healthier days ahead. Your friend in horses, ~Bryan If you’ve enjoyed Bryan’s articles, go to amazon.com/farrierfriendly and check-out his books offered in Kindle or paperback form. You can also tune into Bryan’s YouTube channel: “The Farrier Friendy Network”. For more information please visit: www.farrierfriendly.com
Classical Attraction Dressage Society
Take Time to Breathe PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool; VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, David Crawford. EMAIL, email@example.com; WEBSITE, www.cadsdressage.org
by Cathy Suffecool So, here it’s finally May! How’s that new ‘Normal’ working for all y’all? I don’t know about you, but this was not my plan for winter and spring 2020. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with social distancing to help keep everyone safe and healthy. I want to get rid of this virus as much as anyone! What I miss is hanging out with my riding buddies and solving the problems of the world, figuring out just what the heck that last move my
horse did really was, and sharing a meal together. But instead we talk on the phone, text and email each other. The saving grace for my sanity was going to do barn work in the fresh air and connecting with the horses. It’s been interesting to see how my perspective on things has changed. Before, I would rush around and feel guilty if I snagged some ‘me’ time. Now, I’m OK with grabbing some down time and not feeling guilty about it. I always felt guilty if I wasn’t constantly doing, it didn’t matter what, just doing. I’ve noticed I’m taking time to just breathe and look at the spring unfold around us. I don’t know about you, but while I loved looking at nature, I didn’t take time to relish the season. I’ve found myself just looking for the local wildlife to cross my path. It doesn’t matter if I’m at home or driving to and from work, I’m
watching and enjoying. The best thing to come out of this, if there is a best thing, is kindness! Have you noticed that people are being more patient with each other? Those who are out on the front lines are being truly appreciated for what they do? I can’t count the number of times at the grocery store I heard people thanking the employees for doing their jobs! Take a second and think about that. When you were Christmas shopping, did you hear shoppers thanking someone for being at work? But the big question that is coming for all of us is this, Can we keep the slower, more watchful pace when we can go about our lives when this is over? We’ve been discussing this at the barn and on the phone. Can we keep spending more times with our families? Can we make time for meals at our tables? Can we make time to play games
in the evening? Can we keep appreciating those who work at retail jobs, nurses, firemen, EMTs, police and teachers? Can we make this our new normal when we go back to our outside lives? When we’re rushing around, will we remember to just ACT? Appreciate, Breathe, and Care. Let’s be trend setters in our own worlds and see if we can make this the next big thing! At CADS, we are being careful to follow the guidelines laid out by the Federal government, State government, the Metro Parks and the USDF while this virus is active. That doesn’t mean that we aren’t looking ahead to our Summer Schooling Show series and the first Working Equitation Show in Ohio! Please...keep watching our web page and Facebook page for updates on our activities. We will let everyone know anything the second we know! Until then, stay safe, healthy, and home!
Northern Ohio Dressage Association
Online Dressage Exploration and Live Streaming for Traditional and Western Dressage Lovers PRESIDENT, Niki Sackman VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Aderhold TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Patti Valencic EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.nodarider.org
by Mosie Welch With the shedding season in full swing and the hair flying, we’re all ready for some dressage fun. As you enjoy this warmer weather, also take the time to explore with your computer to augment your rides and get ready for shows and clinics that are on the horizon. Below are websites that offer both free content and content for members only. USDF EDUCATION LIBRARY USDF is dedicated to providing quality education and resources in one location with a library of videos, articles, helpful documents, and audio clips. To search for a topic, type in a keyword like musical freestyle, lateral movements, or sport horse. www.usdf.org/education/ university/kb/ 42
USDF ONLINE EDUCATION USDF Online Education provides members with the opportunity to expand their knowledge beyond the ring. USDF offers three categories of courses: USDF Online Courses, USDF Short Courses by Topic, and Online Courses from Other Providers. Some courses complete USDF program prerequisites and continuing education requirements. These online courses complement our Education Library for members to further their knowledge of dressage. www.usdf.org/ education/university/kb/courses. asp USDF ETRACK USDF ETrack is USDF’s online one stop learning place. Take a site tour at www.usdf. org/e-trak/tour.asp#. If you have any questions or suggestions, email eTRAK@usdf.org. USDF LEARNING CENTER This Learning Center is provided solely as an informational and educational service to US Equestrian members. This Learning Center is not intended to nor does it constitute legal, medical, or veterinarian advice or opinions and should not be
relied upon as such. By using this Learning Center, you agree to this disclaimer and recognize that it may be necessary to seek the advice of an attorney, medical physician, or equine veterinarian licensed to practice in the appropriate area. Some videos are free to all. www.usef. org/learning-center USEF RULEBOOK – FREE AND ESSENTIAL TO ALL Wondering about rules that govern dressage competitions? Be ready for your next show! Dressage Rules: www.usef. org/forms-pubs/F3p8pgrWgAo/ dr-dressage-division Western Dressage Rules: www.usef.org/forms-pubs/ NpmAWxkXY6M/wd-westerndressage Full rulebook and other resources: www.usef.org/compete/resourcesforms/rules-regulations/rulebook USEF NETWORK On Demand viewing of various disciplines—fees may apply: www.usef.org/network DRESSAGE FOUNDATION The Dressage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, taxexempt organization, whose
mission is to cultivate and provide financial support for the advancement of dressage in the United States. Explore their grants and programs at www. dressagefoundation.org/grantsand-programs/ WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA The Western Dressage Association of America is an Educational Not for Profit with a 501c3 status. Our primary focus is education about and the promotion of Western Dressage. The United States Equestrian Federation has recognized WDAA as the sole affiliate representing the discipline of Western Dressage. Explore the Western Dressage website at WesternDressageAssociation.org. THE NORTHERN OHIO DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION NODA’s website is your one stop shopping for dressage in northeast Ohio where you’ll find an up to date calendar of events, NODA’s newsletter, and educational opportunities for all. You can explore NODA’s website at www.nodarider.org Stay in touch with NODA’s award-winning website. See you in the dressage ring! May 2020
The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch
To Absent Friends featured, but they appear to have been both well loved and well respected. I particularly like the excerpt from Clem McSpadden’s ‘A Rodeo Cowboy’s Prayer’, which precedes each column.
Tanya and Rob Corzatt by Rob and Tanya Corzatt
here is a column in this magazine that I always read with mixed emotions. It is interesting to learn about people who have spent most of their lives in the equine industry. Unfortunately, the columns are written in the past tense because the subjects of the column have passed on. The column is titled ‘The Last Ride’. I have personally not had the pleasure of knowing any of those
This article isn’t meant to be our own personal ‘Last Ride’ column, but February was a tough month for T and I as well as our extended CP Ranch family. We lost three good friends that month. Out of respect for those they left behind, I am going to withhold their actual names. Early that month, two of our ‘older’ friends were enjoying their retirement in sunny Florida. Our friend began to feel unwell, so unwell that she told her husband that she thought they should come back home. Things happened quite quickly after they returned home. Within the span of that first week, her condition deteriorated so quickly that many, including us, didn’t have an opportunity to see her or the family before she passed.
Another good friend and her husband were preparing to move back close to her family home in North Carolina. They had sold their house up here and found a piece of property that they planned to build on. He had found a good job that would allow him to work from home (who knew at that time that a lot of us would end up doing the very same thing). T and I had not seen them for a while but had made plans to go to dinner with them and some other mutual friends before they headed to their new home. A week before our scheduled dinner, we learned our friend had choked on some food and was without oxygen long enough that she was basically brain dead. She passed shortly after being taken off life support. If you have been a horse owner for any length of time, chances are you have had to deal with the death of one of your equine friends. We have. The very first horse that T and I owned had to be put down due to complications from EPM. One of our lesson students recently purchased a horse from a rescue facility in southern Ohio. Her horse was named Warrant. Warrant was staying at our old home in Sunbury while we continued work on our new barn and home. He had not been there a week, when we noticed that he constantly held his right rear hoof up off the ground when he was standing. Our vet took a look at him and suggested we take him to the vet clinic at The Ohio State University. The doctors at OSU weren’t sure what exactly was wrong with him, but the general prognosis was not good. They suspected either cancer in his tibia or a fungal infection. Warrant had been rescued from a horse farm that had a lot of dead animals due to their former owner’s neglect. The doctors suspected that he may have gotten ahold of some contaminated food or water which may have caused an infection. They weren’t entirely sure what the problem was, but they were fairly certain that it would become even more debilitating with time. Our friend had to make the painful decision to have her horse euthanized, the horse she had owned for a little over a week. We learned as we were finishing this article that an
autopsy revealed that a particular species of nematode (worm) were in that bone and had basically hollowed it out and made it quite fragile. The doctors confirmed that they may have been able to get rid of the worms with common and readily available worming medicines, but the damage was already done. Our friend was comforted knowing she had made the right decision. Despite her loss, our friend is determined to own another horse and keep it at our new barn. She already has one picked out from another rescue facility. She has been over a couple times to help us with construction. Apparently, we aren’t getting the barn done fast enough to suit her! I am writing this in early April. Here in Ohio, we have been practicing our quarantine in place routine and/or social distancing for a couple weeks. We all were affected by the pandemic. My wife and I, many of our friends, and a lot of you readers probably had tickets to go see Road to the Horse. Many others were probably saving up for a spring shopping bonanza at Equine Affaire. The economic meltdown has cost us former colleagues. The company I work for had to let several people go as a result of the downturn. Some were folks I had just recently met, others I have known for years. Some of you reading this, may have been affected even more severely by the Covid-19 virus. You may have lost your job or even lost loved ones or friends to the virus. As I write this, my immediate family and circle of friends has been spared. It’s hard to say what will have changed by the time you read this. My intent isn’t that you feel sorry for the Corzatts or the CP Ranch family. You don’t need to. We are blessed. The two human friends we lost are in a better place. I know that with every fiber of my being. We all grieved at their passing. Their lives touched so many others. It was standing room only at both of their services. One of the departed friends participated on several mission trips to Costa Rica with her husband, her family and her church congregation. The pastor from the small church in Costa Rica attended her service.
Central Ohio Saddle Club Association
Focus on the Positive PRESIDENT, Mandy Dacek VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Zielinski SECRETARY, Debbie Balan TREASURER, Bob Huff EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.coscaonline.com
by Mandy Dacek Normalcy has sure taken on a new meaning since I last sat down to write a club news update for the Corral. I hope this writing finds everyone safe and healthy. There is a lot out of our control but we
can do our best to remain positive. That is what we here at COSCA are doing. As of this writing our 2020 COSCA Benefit Show is still on at the Medina County Fairgrounds May 30-31. We hope you will join us for a great show! Please see the showbill in the April issue of the Corral. Social media is filled with a lot these days, both positive and negative. I have been focusing on the positive posts. One post caught my eye. I’m paraphrasing a bit, but the answer to many questions such as ‘Missing your friends?’ ‘Anxious about the future?’ ‘Wondering when this
will all be over?’ was ride your horse! (I do realize that there are barns that are closed at this time, so please respect your barn owners). I know for myself that some time spent in the saddle is a good way to escape all of the craziness. Social media has also shown the creativity of horse people. There are virtual shows that folks have been trying as well as virtual clinics. I’ve seen positive feedback and encouragement from the virtual shows which makes me want to try them. There were also some ‘bloopers’ posted from trainers, which added some much needed
laughter, because we could all use some humor right about now. The country music star Thomas Rhett has a new song out called ‘Be A Light’ and it really hit home with me so I am going to leave you with my favorite verse. “In a place that needs change, make a difference In a time full of noise, just listen “Cause life is but a breeze, better live it In a place that needs change, make a difference.” Better days will be here before we know it, and good will come from all of this. I hope to see everyone at the Benefit Show!
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.
To Absent Friends (Continued) He couldn’t speak English and needed an interpreter. But there was no mistaking the love and admiration he had for our friend. As Christians, we’re also able to take comfort knowing they are in Heaven with our Dear Lord waiting for us to join them some day. We have no idea when that time will come, but I also believe we shouldn’t fear the day that death does finally claim us. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus”. In chapter 11 of the Book of John, we read where Jesus has returned to Jerusalem following the death of his friend Lazarus. While comforting Martha and Mary, He says in verses 25-26 “…..I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” For our friend that lost her horse, and all that have lost beloved equine partners and other pets, I really think we may be reunited with them as well. The Bible isn’t quite as clear on the topic of animals in Heaven, but there are a couple scriptures that make it sound like the whole zoo will be up there with us. Isaiah 11:69 talks of the future time when Christ will reign here on Earth. It reads “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the May 2020
fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” In the Book of Revelation, John writes about Christ and his armies riding into battle on white horses. So, having said all that, do I want to die today? Not really! We are so close to finishing our new barn home and making the move to the new CP Ranch. I truly believe God has great things in store for us and for many of you as well. Our mission here on Earth isn’t complete yet or He would call us home to be with Him. Read Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” While we’re still here on Earth, let’s not waste the time He has blessed us with. I typically think of the toast “To absent friends” when military figures honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. But there was an even greater sacrifice made for all of us. Easter will have come and gone by the time you all read this, but remember the sacrifice Christ made so that we could enjoy an eternal home with Him and our almighty Father. Clem McSpadden’s Cowboy’s Prayer nailed it when it says that “our entry fees have been paid”. Amen! Take care and God Bless you all.
Geauga Horse and Pony Association
Watch Facebook and Website for Updates PRESIDENT, Niki Barry TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Carmella Shale WEBSITE, www.ghpa.us
by Paige Belew These past few weeks have been a big change for everyone. We had to postpone our annual awards banquet and can’t wait to celebrate soon. Our May
workshops and the Art O’Brien clinic have been cancelled. In regards to our shows, we will continue to monitor the situation. Please be sure to watch our Facebook page and website for updates. We are sending well wishes to everyone and their horse during this time and hope that everyone will stay happy and healthy. STAY UP TO DATE 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. You can find out more 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 and Pony Assoc.;
Twitter: @GHPAhorseshows; Instagram: GHPAhorseshows. A HUGE THANKS 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.
Tri-State Rodeo Association
Download Show Schedule and Membership Form From Website President, Jerry Heaps Vice President, Jerry Gentry Secretary, Tina Busdiecker Treasurer, Connie Workman Website, tristaterodeoassociation.org
by Louanne Sullivan I am thankful we do not have all the rain we had last year but the social distancing with the Covid-19 mandates can be a pain. We hope you have been staying healthy, able to get out, ride and get your horses ready for this 2020 show season. Below is a list of our shows this year.
MAY 23: Ottawa County Horse Foundation Speed Show (Ottawa County Fairgrounds) MAY 24: Ottawa County Horse Foundation Performance Show (Ottawa County Fairgrounds) MAY 30: Annual Show – Speed Show (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds) MAY 31: Annual Show – Performance (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds) JUNE 6: Speed Show Only, Gibsonburg Saddle Club (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds) JULY 11: Speed Show Only, Gibsonburg Saddle Club (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds)
AUG. 22: Harry Hughes Speed Show (Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center) AUG. 23: Harry Hughes Performance Show (Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center) SEPT. 12: Fall Roundup Speed Show (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds) SEPT. 13: Fall Roundup Performance Show (Gibsonburg Saddle Club Grounds) You will be able to download this list from our website. The showbills are posted on our website, calendar and Facebook. NOTE: To receive TSRA points for year end awards riders must be a TSRA member by their
Introducing our 2020 TSRA Queen Jody Eschendor (right) and Runner-Up Emma Steinmiller (left). show date. You can download the membership form from our website and mail it in.
Ohio Valley Team Penning Association
Read Newsletter on Facebook on Changes to 2020 Season PRESIDENT, Pam Bradshaw VICE PRESIDENT, Beth Moss SECRETARY, Donna Zang TREASURER, Debra Lyons PHONE, 814-504-4215 EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org Find Us on Facebook
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If You Dream It, You Can Do It
Visualize Showing Virtually! A Guide To Online Competition by Jennifer Woodruff
s a career professional of 30 years in 2020, I can’t say I’m a master at anything. No one in this business is ever that, a master. As we are all truly always learning and growing. As an instructor, I often learn the most from my greenest rider. As a judge, I soak in the most from my youngest apprentice. As a clinician, I find the greatest gems in my timid adult amateurs. As a horsewoman, I found myself shaping my business into one that is unique in that it’s based on education and growing knowledge, confidence and self esteem. With all competition there is some degree of pressure and rivalry. This alone can scare off many from showing their horse. For others, they walk their equine part
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without a trainer or instructor for a myriad of reasons. For some professionals, they love to employ another trained eye to guide their students. Sometimes distance, transport, work schedules get in the way of showing. For all of these reasons, I launched my video online show series, in 2018. With COVID-19 bringing the show world to a screeching halt, virtual show interest exploded. The purpose of my brain child was to provide a platform for all to learn and grow from. Meanwhile other venues offer cash, ribbons and prizes without critique. Regardless of where and when you show, this form of a ‘virtual riding lesson’ bloomed, many times with thousands of miles between competitor and judge. Not only does it boost confidence, it provides homework for the riders without a trainer and, for the trainers who use this tool to strengthen their students skills. In my shows I’ve had entries filmed everywhere, from snow plowed driveways to heated indoor arenas to dirt roads to round pens. The venue where you ‘show’ is home. Several weeks is given to participants to prepare performances, to ask questions as they would the judge prior to the class. Tweak and tune performances, video techniques and locations. Practice definitely makes perfect! Remember to set your camera as the judge would view you in actual competition. In pattern classes and rail classes a profile on the rail is ideal. Keep the rider in good view, the judge viewing your class shouldn’t be squinting to see your hand position, as an example. In showmanship it’s ideal to have someone walk the inspection, independent from the camera, if at all possible. In many cases spacing between the cones or poles (example trail) will be noted on the pattern. These measurements can also be found in every rule book. Be sure to know which rules are being applied. Common sense prevails otherwise. Utilize your arena and show your horse! I truly love watching their progress month to month, very few show only once. They too get excited about practice and the chance to improve. That’s why I do it in the first place. Let’s keep going and growing! 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.
Black Swamp Driving Club
Black Swamp Driving Club at Home PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Emmons SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE, www.blackswampdrivingclub.com
by Mary Thomas Coronavirus has caused the cancelation of spring driving events. Several BSDC members had planned to attend the Spring Fling, scheduled for the Hoosier Horse Park near Edinburg, Ind.,
April 30 to May 3. The April 19 BSDC meeting also was not held. However, driving doesn’t need to stop. Sheltering in place at home can mean there’s time to work with driving equines. Reemphasizing skills like stopping and standing quietly can be done in barn aisles. If there’s a driveway handy, at least working at a walk is possible. And of course, lots of grooming can turn shaggy beasts into gleaming paragons. Now is a great time to clean and check harness. A good cleaning can revive older leather or make synthetic harness look great.
Carefully check for cracks, missing stitching, weakened buckles, and missing pieces. Vehicles may need wheels greased, spokes replaced, broken springs repaired, and shaft and pole connections checked. The next BSDC event will be July 11 at the Wyandot County Historical Museum’s Ice Cream Social. Members are asked to bring traditional vehicles and driving related items. The event is from noon to 4 p.m. but displays should be set up by 11 a.m. Black Swamp Driving Club is affiliated with the Carriage Association of America. On Aug.
14-16, the CAA is sponsoring a ‘In the Neighborhood’ Learning Weekend near Cincinnati, Ohio. There will be knowledgeable speakers, a trip to a carriage collection, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a welcome reception, and a silent auction. A hotel in the Cincinnati area will be the headquarters for the event and offer discounted rooms to those attending. Hopefully, the mitigation guidelines will continue to ‘flatten the curve’ and soon have some return to ‘normal’ allowing for driving events to return.
Central Ohio Wagoneers
Canceling May Ride — See You at the June Ride PRESIDENT, Don Boyd; VICE PRESIDENT, Marvin Hart; SECRETARY/TREASURER, Kathy Boyd. PHONE, 614/563-9627
by Kathy Boyd
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Central Ohio Wagoneers is canceling the May 15-17 ride at Marvin and Shelly Hart’s farm. We feel this decision is best for the safety of our members. Hopefully we will be able to have the June 12-14 ride at Jeff and Mary Weis’s farm. There will be an update
toward the end of May. The remaining wagon train rides are as follows: JULY 17-19: at Joe and Dee Reffitt’s near Harrod, Ohio. AUG. 2-7: Week long ride at Vic and Mel Lowe’s near Millersburg, Ohio. SEPT. 25-27: at Joe and Elaine Gibson’s near Bluffton, Ohio.
OCT. 9-11: Don and Kathy Boyd, at the Cass Campground near Mt. Gilead, Ohio. If anyone would like additional information or find out how to join, please contact Don Boyd, president, at 614/563-9627 or Kathy Boyd, secretary/treasurer at 614/563-4452.
Western Reserve Carriage Association
Spring is Here PRESIDENT, Jon Roemer VICE PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr TREASURER, Cathy Rhoades SECRETARY, Barbara King MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE, www.wrcarriage.com
by Cathy Rhoades Spring is here! Warmer weather, flowers blooming, birds singing and the hope of new beginnings. New start! New focus! New challenges! New season! A time for change! Like most of you, I was looking forward to this spring and driving season. I retired from my job Jan. 3 and had big plans to work with my young Shetland driving mare, Jewels. I took her to Florida to stay with my friend Cathy Franks. We were going to have two months of horse time. Nope...change of plans. Cathy was recovering from 50
a serious illness so I didn’t stay with her at first. Then when I did move in, our days were a lot slower. Not so bad, I got to walk or drive through an old orange grove and watch a bald eagle family. I spent time learning how to switch from multi-tasking work mode to relaxing, listening to birds or reading. I also learned to appreciate my mare in a different way. March 15 I headed home, anxious to see my family, grandkids, and start working with my mare at Barbara King’s farm. Nope... change of plans. I came home to empty shelves, (challenging after two months), stay at home orders and a closed barn. Not so bad, I had already learned to slow down so I put my energy and interests into new ideas. I was already planning on gardening. I love flowers and fresh vegetables but not the work needed to get them. Now I have time. Sugar snap peas
and lettuce planted! New baby chicks are in the basement and bee hives are thriving. My new ukulele just came…I hope to do a concert on Zoom for my family! It has been quite a challenge having Jewels at home during mud season and fluctuating weather. I have five wooded acres of standing water until at least June, a 300 foot driveway, and 1/3 mile road in front. Driving and preparing for shows? Nope...change of plans. Andy Marcoux had a question and answer live online that is still available to view. Barry Hooks YouTube videos, Equine Affaire online videos, ground work. Other clinicians such as Paul Maye, Muffy Seaton, or WRCA Stacey Giere are offering extremely reasonable judging of your driving video or dressage test. One of the more valuable tips for me was from Listening to the Horse: 100 miles walking in hand with your horse. This improves
Cathy Rhoades and Jewels. ground work, builds confidence and trust (and helps keep the quarantine pounds off). If you have Internet access, there is a wealth of information on exercises or training tips. Spring is a time of transition and change and this year is no exception. Use this opportunity to explore different avenues, your hidden talents, and learn new things. Keep updated to Western Reserve Carriage Association information and events on Facebook. May 2020
Be Your Own Meteorologist, Clouds, and the Science Behind Weather Proverbs
ome days, it seems like the weather has gone crazy. It often feels like it’s hard to predict what kind of weather we might have this afternoon, let alone tomorrow or next week. Fortunately there’s a lot of information we can gleam for ourselves just by looking up! Clouds can provide accurate indicators of the weather to come. And if we know what to look for can tell us what kind of weather to be prepared for when we’re planning, on a trail ride, or while horse camping. We’ve been attempting to forecast the weather since we crawled out of the sea. Long before the invention of modern meteorological tools, people relied upon ‘natural’ clues to approaching weather. Many of these have a scientific basis and it can be explained why they work. The first recorded use of weather folklore can be found in the Bible. In Matthew 16.2-3, Jesus says to the fishermen, “when it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ and in the morning ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening”. Similar sayings include: “Red sky in morning, Sailors take warning. Red sky at night, Sailors’ delight.” And “Evening red and morning gray, help the traveler on his way. Evening gray and morning red bring down a rain upon his head.” Here’s the science behind those well-known sayings: A red sky at night (when the sun is to the west) is caused by light passing through dust particles in the air to the west. Dust indicates dry weather and since most weather changes come from the west, a red sky at night usually indicates dry weather approaching. A red sky in the morning, however, indicates that the dry air has moved away. A gray sky at night means that the western air is filled with moisture and it will likely rain soon. Here’s more weather rhymes and proverbs to remember as well as what the clouds tell us about the weather, to help you be your own meteorologist.
Cumulus Latin Derivative: ‘heap’ Throughout the world, one of the most favored clouds among people in the outdoors is the cumulus cloud. The puffy, fluffy, whimsical clouds add character to beautiful sunny days and are often associated with pleasant weather. When cumulus clouds are in view the forecast is as threatening as the mashed potatoes they resemble.
Stratus Latin Derivative: ‘layer’ Stratus clouds are flat and featureless and often completely blanket the sky on a gray day. These thick, heavy, gray clouds dominate the sky and the darker the shade of gray the higher the moisture content. While they usually don’t indicate extreme weather, be prepared for rain with this cloud type.
Rhymes to Remember: “Ring around the moon? Rain real soon.” Sailors have known for ages that a halo around the sun or moon 52
is the harbinger of bad weather. A ring around the moon usually indicates an advancing warm front, which means precipitation. Likewise when you see a halo around the sun, you should expect rainy weather in a day or two. The clouds that create these halos are very high-altitude stratus clouds known as cirrostratus clouds. These clouds lack definition and usually appear from the ground as a thin haze. They are full of moisture, and when they arrive, lower-level stratus clouds usually aren’t far behind.
Cirrus Latin Derivative: ‘curl of hair’ These are the high, thin, wispy clouds that make for beautiful sunsets. Cirrus clouds live very high in the atmosphere and are made up of tiny ice crystals. They form ahead of warm fronts and can be indicative of upcoming precipitation. While cirrus clouds may filter sunshine and make for a beautiful day, don’t be fooled…they can indicate impending storms!
Cirrus Rhymes to Remember: “Trace in the sky the painter’s brush, the winds around you soon will rush.” “Mares’ tails make lofty ships carry low sails.”
Nimbus Latin Derivative: ‘violent rain’ Nimbus clouds can refer to any of the above clouds which have taken on a dark color, thus indicating high moisture levels within the cloud and rain to come. For example, a cumulonimbus cloud is a cumulus cloud that is uncharacteristically dark and foreboding, and is associated with thunderstorms. Cumulonimbus clouds often rise like towers into the sky and sometimes take the Nimbus shape of an anvil, with the longer end of the anvil head typically pointing in the direction the storm is heading. So when rocks, towers, or anvils appear in the sky, expect storms. Rhymes to Remember: “When clouds appear like rocks and towers, the earth is refreshed with frequent showers.” I hope this short guide helps you to be your own meteorologist! As always for more information for your next trail ride or horse camping trip, including the world’s largest guide to horse trails and camps visit www.TrailMeister.com 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.
Great Lakes Appaloosa Club
Look to Facebook Page for Show Updates PRESIDENT, Todd Michael; VICE PRESIDENT, Patty McCartin; TREASURER, Patty Nye; SECRETARY, Melanie Dzek; CLUB WEBSITE, www.GLApHC.com
by Chuck Schroeder
Welcome to spring everyone! As of this writing the Quad A Rama show on May 16 and 17, at the Western Farm of the University of Findlay, is still going to happen. Many of the shows have been canceled or postponed. The Great Lakes Appaloosa Club’s Facebook page will be the best place to look for show updates. You can
also check the Appaloosa horse club.com website for Appaloosa show information. The World Appaloosa Youth Show and National show also have not been cancelled. The Appaloosa Horse Club directors have voted to modify the qualifying system for the World Championship Show. For those updates check the Appaloosa Facebook page, the
Appaloosa Journal or their website. Congratulations to the mare owners that have new foals! It is always fun to see what color they are going to be. Watching them run and play is good to see. Hopefully all of you are following the guidelines to stay healthy!
Creek Side Mounted Archery
Watch our Facebook Page and Website for Updates on Events CONTACT, Cynthia Bauman PHONE, 330-323-3559 EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, Creeksidehorsepark.com, mountedarchery.org
by Cynthia Bauman Currently we plan to host the first competition May 29-31. If it is state ordered stay at home at that time we will reschedule. Hopefully everyone is staying healthy during this time and we can have a fun summer of events. Keep watch on our Facebook
page and website for current updates on events. If you are new to mounted archery, we have walking classes, canter classes in both youth and adult. We have a lot of practice time and a clinic the first weekend in June with Kent and Julie Battenfeild. This threeday event is well worth your time
and only a very limited number of riders will be taken. Be sure to come out to the big event this summer June 17-20 as well. We will have raffles, auctions, live music, trail rides, homecooked meals, entertainment, big prizes and so much more! Don’t miss this weekend event!
Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition
Competition Sign Up Rules Becky Burnell Cynthia Bauman, Creek Side Horse Park Jackie Smith, Stone Gate Farm Trail Park Laura Wincek, Win-Seek/Fallen Pines Gloria Bandy PHONE, 330/854-5400
by Becky Burnell Ohio Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition is a year-end awards program for All-Breed horses/ ponies and all types of riding/ handling disciplines (English, western, endurance, trail, Australian) and is supported by three Northeast Ohio Mountain Trail Horse Parks. Each park will operate its events/ shows separately, according to its individual mandated rules, safety standards and regulations. Each will offer its own Season
Series Awards. Ohio Mount N Trail offers competitors an opportunity to grow and expand their excitement of competing and being recognized for their efforts. Participants will not be asked to perform volunteer hours as with many groups. A one and only raffle drawing, to be held at the Jan. 16 banquet, is the only fundraiser we are asking for your support, if possible. Raffle tickets are $5 each. Participating horse parks are as follows: Creek Side Horse Park, Stone Gate Farm Trail Park and Win-Seek/Fallen Pines. 20 YEAR END AWARDS Year end awards (first through fifth) will be awarded in the classes designated below. NOVICE: In-Hand and Riding. YOUTH: Level 1 In Hand and Riding; Level 2 In Hand and Riding; Level 3 In Hand and
Riding. ADULT: Level 1 In Hand Riding; Level 2 In Hand Riding; Level 3 In Hand Riding. OPEN: Level 1 In Hand Riding; Level 2 In Hand Riding; Level 3 In Hand Riding.
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CLASS AWARD REQUIREMENTS • With the uncertain start of the competition season, the 2020 sign-up fee will be $15. Preregistering is much appreciated. This is a 2020 season one-time fee per person only. No additional fee for multiple horses. • Must compete at a minimum of five challenges at two different parks. • Participant’s highest five placings in designated classes will be used. • Points will be awarded, based on class placing and number of competitors in the designated class (up to 30 horses) (following OQHA points rules). For example: 17 horses in a class first will get 17 points, second will get 16 points etc. The bigger the
classes, the more points available. • Points will be tracked in each designated class for all competitors through 30 entries in each class. OVERALL HIGH POINT AWARDS • All In-Hand results per horse/ handler, from the designated classes at each Challenge, will be tallied. • All riding results per horse/ rider, from the designated classes at every Challenge, will be tallied. • Horse/handler combination must have placed at least fifth place in five of the designated classes. To participate, complete the Form located on the Ohio Mount N Trail Facebook page and send with your $25 fee to Ohio Mount N Trail, PO Box 132, Winona, OH 44493. As with all organized events during the State of Ohio’s mandated stay at home policy, we anxiously await the green light to begin our summer of fun. Please check our Facebook page or the individual horse parks’ Facebook pages for event updates. May 2020
Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.
Trail Games: Ten Trail Games to Try on Long Rides PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow; 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis; SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss; TREASURER, Mindy Ellis; WEBSITE, www.mtra. org; EMAIL, email@example.com; PHONE, 989/723-1425
by Kristen Humble The Michigan Trail Riders Association hosts an amazing ride across the state of Michigan multiple times a year. It’s great to enjoy the scenery, your horse, and your friends, but here’s a list of ten games you could play on those long destination rides to keep your kids or your friends entertained for hours. 1. The stick game: Lead rider
breaks a twig off a tree and leaves it balancing on something. The next rider picks it up and leaves it for the third rider etc… If it makes it to the end of the line you win. 2. Encore: A rider says a random word like love, or water or gives a topic like, cities in the US or how do you feel right now? Every rider must come up with a song that has that word/ theme and serenade the group with a line or two. 3. Alphabet Stories: “Andy went to the Aviary and Ate an Apple.” Next person does ‘B’. 4. Celebrity: I say, Elvis Presley (next person needs a ‘P’) Patsy Cline (next person needs a ‘C’). Choose different themes: authors, political figures, actors,
etc... 5. Alphabet Game: Name a topic like fruits/vegetables, famous authors, horse tack, horse breeds (Arabian, Belgium, Caspian, etc…). Use the topic in alphabetical order with all riders. 6. Trail Ride Bingo: Create bingo boards before the trail ride starts and list things you might see on the trail (a Mountain Dew can, a UofM logo, a garden gnome) or add some funny squares with inside jokes to suit your group (a naked man, beef stew, or a flat tire). 7. Sing a new song: Do a sing along with an easy child’s song but substitute a variety of accents (Brittish, Pirate, Irish, Gangster, etc…) 8. Simon Says: Give commands to post, half seat, collect horse, sidepass, various speeds, touch something, etc... 9. Statistics: Try using a trail riding app like Endomondo to look at your statistics as you ride. How long have you been riding? What was your average mph? Where are you on the map? What was your fastest leg of the trip? etc... 10. Digital Scavenger Hunt: Get
a group together before the ride starts and set up a list of things to record on your phone while you’re riding or text challenges as you go. Share the videos back at camp. Please check our website at www.mtra.org for future updates or any cancellations. In the meantime, keep on riding if you can or try some of these games in your living room with your kids. Enjoy life and enjoy the ride!
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Greetings From Your President The President’s message is hard to write this month. I write these messages a month before the publish date. Normally, that’s not an issue because it’s easy to think ahead one month. This month it’s not. As I write this, the State of Ohio is locked down to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In a month, when this message is published, the situation will either be the same or very different, who can know. I’m an optimist. I’m hopeful that all the precautions that we’re going through now will pay off and life will have started to return to normal. I live in the southwest corner of Ohio. We don’t really have winter here; we have mud season. Thankfully, it looks like mud season is over and spring has arrived. Everything is drying up and the ground is better for riding again. My wife Catherine and I
decided to take advantage of the nice weather last week and go for a short ride around the property. We hadn’t ridden much since the start of mud season, but our horses are solid, so we shouldn’t have a problem. We started off lunging the horses to get them back in the swing. Clyde, my Mustang, did OK on the lunge line at a walk and trot. When I asked him to pick up a slow canter, he was not happy at all. We worked through it, but it took some effort. I should have taken that as a sign. After a warm-up, we rode around the pasture. Just walk and trot. No problems, although my knees were talking to me the whole time we trotted. We headed out the pasture gate to ride around the pond, through the woods and over to the neighbor’s property. Catherine, riding Bonnie, was in the lead,
and I followed on Clyde. About a quarter of the way around the pond, Bonnie stopped abruptly and stared into the woods. Clyde stopped about 20 feet behind Bonnie, so I relaxed and watched to see what Bonnie would do next. Then a vulture, who was sitting in a tree, took off. Bonnie did a little hop. Suddenly, I realized that I was halfway to the ground and I heard my Hit Air vest go off with a bang. I landed on the nice soft ground and looked up to see Clyde’s rear end heading to the barn at a canter. I didn’t even feel him turn. I’m now an official member of the ‘used my air vest club’. My landing was good. landed on the back of my shoulder on grass covered soft ground. I was wearing a helmet, but the vest prevented my head from hitting the ground anyway. I walked back to the barn to retrieve my ‘would never spook’
horse. We led both horses around the pond to show them that you can walk around the pond without dying. I replaced the CO2 cartridge and re-packed my vest, then we finished up our ride in the pasture. I learned from this. I should have paid attention when Clyde acted up on the lunge line. We should have restricted our first ride to the pasture, or I should have at least been on my guard as we rode around the pond. I am very glad that I was wearing safety equipment. As a result, I didn’t finish the day in the ER waiting for a broken bone to be set. I wasn’t even sore the next day. I hope that all of you have a better first spring ride. And I sincerely hope that by the time you read this, life has started to return to normal. ~Eric Estill
promotional ride at Pleasant Hill Lake scheduled for June 2020. Last year it was the flood that forced us to cancel the event and this year it is the virus. However, we will not be deterred and God willing, we plan to offer the ride in 2021. I guess it will be our first, third annual ride. At least we can still smile about it. My daughter and I set up a booth at the Ashland Paint and Plain Tack Swap Meet prior to the virus concerns. We unfortunately sold very little, but greatly enjoyed meeting many horse people during the day. As usual I bought more than I sold, but in my defense I got some real bargains. When the virus restrictions are lifted, our chapter president, Tim Tuttle, asked all members that can to either ride or walk the Pleasant Hill trails and let him know where trees are down
so he can dispatch work teams to clear affected areas. It will sure be good to get out and about with people. I think we will get the pandemic behind us and start riding again, so we ask all Corral readers to hang in there and stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you soon down the trail and remember not to drink and ride, and keep your social distance. ~Dan & Jean Reynolds
don’t like being confined. I am doing my best to stay positive. I didn’t allow myself to become a hoarder; I haven’t shopped any differently than I did before. I have been shopping for paper products at Amazon for almost a year. We already had all of our winter hay and grain in the barn; we have to buy dog food and cat food, but have been able to find that at the usual places. I am looking forward to getting together at Hatches Congratulations to our president Cathy Isenberg on the birth of her twin grandsons. They arrived a month early so they will be staying at the hospital for a while. They are Matthew, weighing in at four pounds and Daniel, a little bigger at five pounds. If you have news to share or pictures send them to me before the next Corral and I will put
County Lines ASHLAND Greetings from Ashland County. As reported last month, we were hunkered down for the winter. As the weather improved and spring approached, we were forced to hunker down even more due to the shutdown of Ohio from the COVID-19. Fortunately, we have not yet gotten sick, but we definitely are sick of hunkering down. Thank God for our horses and the farm so we can at least stay busy, get outside and still keep our distance from people. Our OHC meetings for March and April were canceled due to COVID-19. In addition, due to the seriousness of COVID-19 and the lack of a definite time frame from the State of Ohio, the Ashland County OHC has made the difficult decision to cancel the 58
ASHTABULA Hello from Ohio’s sharpest corner. I hope this finds you and your family healthy and happy. I’m sure a lot of you are not working and hoping this will soon be over. I hope we have some riding time and camping weather left when it is over. I am a people person and
County Lines them in the article. Remember we are all in this together. Until next time give thanks for all the good things and give your horse a hug. ~Pearl Ann CLARK Hello May! The warm weather, longer daylight hours and the grass getting green are all things to love about spring. The Coronavirus, not so much. The Clark County chapter members were still able to get out and ride the trails at Buck Creek early this spring while practicing safe distancing of course. Some members have been riding all winter and are close to 200 miles already. That was no easy feat considering all that has been going on in the world. We are lucky that are equestrian lifestyles promotes safe distancing all the time. The biggest news from Clark County is that Buck Creek Sate Park has decided to create an access point to the reservoir through the horseman’s parking lot. The access will be at the end of the parking where it was previously blocked by a metal gate. There will be more traffic going through so be careful and aware of that when unloading and saddling. It is not an ideal situation for us but we must be respectful of more people to have access to the water and hope they will be respectful in return. It will affect the trail going out that way but we may be able to create a new trail in the future. Our April meeting was cancelled since we normally have more that 10 attendees and wanted to keep everyone safe. Our May 9 trail cleanup is still on schedule and there is a lot of work to be done. Lunch will be provided and as always feel free to bring a dish to share. If you have not renewed your membership, please remember it is always a good time to join and you as a member help make all this possible! We need you! The next meeting is Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the horsemen’s area at Buck Creek State Park. There will not be a June meeting since we will have our campout June 5-7. Come ride with us! ~Jonna CLINTON I am writing this article on April 2, 2020 in self-quarantine, May 2020
Chapter wishes every sister chapter good health and safe riding. We hope to see you all on the trail. The June 3 meeting will be at Marks Landing Restaurant off State Route 172. Guests are welcome to join us. The meeting is at 7 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. We have enjoyed the guests who have visited so far. Ride safe, stay safe. ~Sally
working from home. How life has changed in just a few weeks! I believe this is a re-birth of our world; we are to stay home, not drive unless essential, and we are hoarding because folks are in a panic. I believe, if I need it, it will come and it has! Just in these few weeks, there are dolphins back in Italy! This is the sign of the re-birth of our beautiful world! I am excited to see what all will change in our future! All the campgrounds are closed at this time for camping, but a few of us are getting together to ride with this warming weather. What is great with trail riding is you keep a safe distance from each other naturally! We are going to meet in a large area so we can keep our distance when we are saddling up! These lovely ladies who I’m riding with have been working from home, and are very cautious about safety; I feel very comfortable to go ride with them! Look at our beautiful world, all the greatness, all the good in it! Remember, your cup isn’t half full or half empty when you have a pitcher of water to refill it; so, be overflowing with love! Keep that positive attitude, be safe and many blessings to you all! ~Susan Lamb COLUMBIANA To say this spring has been unusual is putting it mildly. Never have most of us ever experienced a year like this. The one good thing right now, as I write this article, is it’s very safe to ride our horses as long as we keep a very safe distance. Our group is using ‘air hugs’ for our greetings. Riding was fairly good at Beaver Creek and many riders were taking advantage of the good weather and great trails. Then it got wet, very wet, with the creek at 9.5 ft. at one point, which is very deep. Then it turned cold again. Still, people are riding and enjoying the outdoors when the weather makes it possible. With the COVID-19 most of our group functions have been canceled or postponed like everyone else. It will be a catch up for the rest of the year as far as getting trail work started. Beaver Creek Horse Camp was closed by the state. Trails are still open with very limited parking for trailers. Our new fundraising chairman, Beth Whitmer has graciously
Family fun at Beaver Creek. stepped up to take over that job. Already she and her committee have plans for the year with many good ideas. Thank you to Beth and her committee for stepping forward. Plans for the gun raffle are still in the making. We hope to have the tickets printed and ready for sale soon. Christmas in July has been set for the weekend of July 11. It will be an open ride and we are hoping Lucas County Chapter will still be joining us. Be sure to put that weekend on your calendars. Activities will include but are not limited to, games for the young folks, organized rides, Chinese auction, and a 50/50. Of course a covered dish and a fire at the main fire pit for everyone to socialize. Look for the final plans in the June Corral. We sure hope the folks who play musical instruments will be willing to share some campfire songs with us. Halloween weekend is set for Oct. 17. With the usual activities, more information will be available later in the season. This is another great event to mark on your calendar. The Columbiana County
All bridle trails in Cleveland Metroparks as of this date, April 4, are open for visitors to use. Of course this may change by the time you are reading this so check with the Facebook page for Northeast area OHC for updates. There are special parking areas marked for equestrian use only, and we hope you do come and ride. The park, as most parks, has seen a huge increase of ‘never-before’ users and it will be interesting to see how many become devoted users after the social distancing has ended. One thing to remember is that even when riding or at the trailhead there is the requirement to keep a six-foot or more distance from your fellow riders and ride in small groups. If this rule is not followed we will experience the closing of these trails until the all clear is announced. Also remember there are many new park users who have never even seen a horse and have no idea about trail manners and how to behave around a horse. Please be kind and carefully educate as you make your requests such as having all walkers in a group gather on one side of the trail as you pass. We need to be good ambassadors for the equine world not only at this time but every time we ride anywhere. We need other users to see us in a positive light. A local doctor mentioned that this is no time to be out there on a green or skittish horse. It is for our benefit not to end up in the emergency room with an equine related injury. For our health and safety we need to take extra precautions when we ride during this pandemic. I had not thought about it that way before. The worst place to be would be the ER taking time away from those who may be in even more desperate need of health care and we would also be exposed to the greater possibility of contracting 59
County Lines the virus. All our meetings and group club rides have been cancelled till further notice but we are out there in our parks, riding with our buddies, hiking or walking our dogs and social distancing. At home this is a great time to work on manners with all our animals as many of us have a bit more time now that we aren’t frantically shopping or running errands here and there. Make the most of it. Check out our Facebook page or website; cuyahogacountyohc. com as well as the OHC Northeast Region Facebook page for updates or to contact any officer. Get information on the OHConline.com website also. We will help you with any information you need. We want trailers in our park in designated parking areas so the park knows we enjoy the trails. We welcome new members, are happy to answer any questions, and hope you will join Cuyahoga County OHC! ~Penny Passalacqua DEFIANCE Not many group gatherings have been going on for our group but that hasn’t stopped us from going out and playing with our fur babies or picking up new hobbies to pass the time. We would like to send out a huge thank you to all who participated in our everything horse and more tack sale that was on March 8, it was very successful! We don’t have much planned for the month of May but we are looking to soon all reunite and do a group trail ride at Oak Openings to help get our horses conditioned and ready for camping. June 6 we will be holding our yearly horse show at the Paulding County Fairgrounds, we are hoping for a good turn out this year! “Of all creatures God made
Bridget Russell and her husband James out walking their pony Girly. 60
at creation, there is non more excellent, or so much to be respected, as a horse.”—Bedouin DELAWARE Greetings from your friends in Delaware County! These are unbelievable times that we are all experiencing right now. Indeed, as I write this article, Ohio is currently under a ‘stay-at-home’ quarantine order. Our planned activities for early spring have had to be cancelled or postponed to a future date due to our present situation. Our April club meeting was cancelled for this reason. In place of our usual meeting last month, our officers compiled a written meeting agenda as part of our monthly newsletter. This month’s meeting was intended to feature our guest speaker, Jen Hetzler with Equus Now! sharing information on proper saddle fitting. Due to our current health crisis, Jen has asked to postpone her inperson presentation to a later date. As an alternative to an in-person presentation, we are contemplating the possibility of having Jen create a video presentation on saddle fitting. Stay tuned for more details. As was mentioned in last month’s byline, our 2020 grant project was completed earlier this spring when our trail maintenance volunteers along with several representatives, including Andrea Cashman, from Cashman’s Horse Equipment completed the installation of mud solution grids along a 200’ stretch of Winterhawk west north of the Kilbourne platform. Anyone riding this section is asked to take a picture of yourself and your horse on the mud grids. We would like to share your pictures on our Facebook page. Due to the Corona virus, our trail maintenance schedule has had to be curtained. No weekly gatherings of our trail maintenance crew have occurred for the past several weeks. Therefore, while you are solo riding our bridle trails, we ask that you help maintain our Alum Creek bridle trails by picking up any downed tree branches or limbs that you encounter, if possible. Several visitors hiking our bridle trails have also shown their support by helping pick up any downed brush whenever they can. Volunteers are needed to accomplish our chapter’s community service project (litter pickup along our designated one
Prada and I exercise social distancing at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. mile of SR 36/37) scheduled for Sunday, May 31. A minimum of six volunteers make this a very doable task. Everyone is asked to meet at the Delaware Humane Society parking lot at 4:30 p.m. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy dinner at the Kilbourne Market. Please contact one of your officers or Gelene Heinlen for more information and to volunteer. Remember to stay tuned for any changes to this schedule pending the COVID-19 situation. Looking ahead, mark your calendars for our first annual Central Region trail ride and campout at Dillon State Park scheduled to take place Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28. A $10 registration fee per rig is due by June 22. Lastly, please be sure that our secretary, Bobbi Arters, has your preferred email address. We still occasionally receive emails kicked back to us because of an invalid address. Changes to our club activity schedule may/can occur rather quickly due to the COVID-19 situation and we want to be able to disseminate these changes to all our members as efficiently as possible. We also ask everyone to be sure to share any email club announcements with fellow members that you know do not have Internet access. We want everyone to stay informed and be ‘in the loop’ as the saying goes. Until next month, please heed health recommendations and maintain your social distancing to protect your own health and that of your family, friends and fellow citizens. Help ‘flatten the curve’! We are so blessed to have our equine companions and other fur babies to help support us through this difficult time. ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County!
Storm Everywhere I look as I go out to the barn in the morning, I see new little blessings popping up with bursts of color. The trees are starting to leaf out, where yesterday there were only buds. Rabbits are sitting in groups, hoping I don’t see them. Songs fill the air as the birds awaken with the sunrise and gather at the feeders. The birds are busy as they line their nests with their chosen color. Flocks of Trumpet swans circle our farm as they get ready to land in the vernal ponds out back by the woods. Who knew the songs of the swan were so beautiful. Then I hear my horses nicker to me as if saying, “good morning, we are happy to see you!” I am happy to see them! Hopefully, by now their shedding is over. We are truly blessed. May is finally here and hopefully, we can all get out and ride with everyone. We have had lots of time hopefully to work with our horses and mules. Some of us have had a chance to May 2020
County Lines solo ride at the Rails to Trails, Carlisle or Edison Woods. Hank, BJ’s horse has finally recuperated from his accident last fall. Winter stall rest allowed him to heal well and he has finally been allowed off the lead outside much to his pleasure. Storm is growing like a weed and now is a bit taller than Hank. He is getting quite the horsenality and is filling out nicely. Lots of trail work is on the agenda as soon as the club can gather together. Some great rides are scheduled for May. Life is better on the trail. MAY 9: Ride at Oak Openings. 11 a.m., pack a lunch. Contact Shelley. MAY 14: Monthly meeting. Ride at 5 p.m., potluck 6:30, meeting 7 p.m. at Edison Woods. MAY 14-21: Ride at Brown County, Indiana. Contact Lynn Sparks. MAY 22-26: Ride at Dupont Cabin, Corsica, Pa. Contact Joyce and Bill Dupont. ~Shelley FAIRFIELD I feel privileged to live on a farm in the country. All I see on the news are people complaining about boredom because they have to stay home. I’m not bragging nor complaining but I can’t find the extra time to get bored. The routine chores and basic maintenance work goes on regardless of whatever else is happening outside of my world. Members of Fairfield OHC have been riding the hair off their horses as of late. Several are off work and the weather has been very mild for this time of year, so why not? As all know, the horse camps at Ohio’s state parks and forests are closed to camping. However, in southern Ohio, we have access to no less than ten places we can day ride within an hours’ drive. The trails we have ridden are in really good shape considering the amount of rain we experienced this winter. Locally, Fairfield OHC has had a 20-year working relationship with Hocking State Forest to assist the forestry personnel with trail and camp maintenance. Late last summer a new equine trail map for Hocking state forest was released by ODNR. Several of the trail colors were changed in part or whole to assist emergency responders if they were needed. Most of the early responders are local volunteer fire department May 2020
personnel with limited knowledge of the trails which has caused issues in the past resulting in delays to assist someone in need. Our OHC chapter volunteered to repaint the equine trails so they would match the map. I’m pleased to announce that this project has been completed and all of the trails now match the new map. To also assist the first responders, as well as anyone riding the trail, a blown-up version of the map, laminated and mounted on aluminum blocks, provided by the Hocking Horse Trail Facebook group, are being installed at all of the major trail crossings. I am excited about both of these projects as I feel they will greatly assist everyone in trying to navigate the trails. Other signage is in the works, which will point out specific locations of interest for those not as familiar with the park as some of the locals. Last summer Fairfield OHC erected six tie rails at two different popular rest areas out on the trails at Hocking. These proved to be very popular additions with our equine friends, so we are making plans to erect another six tie rails at other commonly used rest stops on the trails. We will attack this project when it is felt safe enough to organize a work detail. Prior to the social lockdown, we did have a super workday at Scioto Trails State Forest. Fairfield OHC has hosted a state ride at this park for several years over the Labor Day weekend. This ride has proven to be a very popular and successful venture for our club. Unfortunately, with this success, we have experienced growing pains and outgrew the camping and tie-line area. We had approached Bryan Kelly, the park manager with an idea of how we could expand the camping area to accommodate our current needs. He was super to work with and gave us the goahead. On March 14, we had 21 volunteers from three different OHC chapters show up to erect 20 additional tie line poles. Everyone jumped in and assisted where ever there was a need. In approximately 2 and 1/2 hours, we knocked out this project. This additional space should increase the camping capacity from 20 campers to something around 40. For some that may have felt a little cramped on space last fall, come back this year and give us another try. I’m confident you will enjoy the new layout.
Waterfall at Buckskin Canyon in Hocking State Forest. I do want to acknowledge and single out a few people that made the Scioto project run as smoothly as a Swiss watch. First, Donna White made cinnamon rolls and coffee for everyone to enjoy and help get their morning started. Bryan Black brought his skid steer with a front auger to drill the holes for the poles. Mike Kempton and Dave Clary brought tractors to assist with moving the large poles around. Julie McGuire’s son, Luke and Richard Reisinger rounded up the poles and hardware for the project. Thanks to everyone! Our first club ride was scheduled for mid-April at Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe, Ohio. This ride was canceled due to the stay at home order and the parks being closed to camping. I hope we get past this current situation early enough in the summer to salvage the majority of our summer plans. I know in my personal house, my wife is starting to get camping withdrawal issues. It’s not pretty. ~Chris FULTON I remember seeing a T-shirt in a catalog once that said, “here’s one little girl who’d rather clean a stall than clean her room.” I’d like to amend that to, “here’s one adult woman who’d rather clean her barn than clean her house.” Pull down cobwebs? Sure! Dust on top of the refrigerator? Uh, yeah. Sling manure into the spreader? No problem! Scrub the toilet? Umm, what did you have for dinner last night? Sweep out the barn aisle? OK! Vacuum the living room? If everyone would take their shoes off inside the house, I wouldn’t have to do this every month, I mean week (day!). You get it, especially with a full blue sky outside my window and comfortable temperatures to match. One thing I am fine with, and I’m sure you all can agree on, is it is time to brush out the winter coats! It’s shedding season!
Brush me more. If any of you have a donkey, you understand that they are the stealth bombers of shedding. One day they are fluffier than a down pillow. The next day they are smooth as a satin pillow case, and there is not one hair on the ground. Where did it go? Not only are they stealthy, but they are neat too. Not so with ponies, as we all know. No matter how much you brush when you are done, you can’t tell! There is proof in the three-foot pile of hair on the ground. Thank goodness! I didn’t want all that work to be just a figment of my imagination. Many thanks to Kathy Brown for working on the new website. It looks fantastic! It is the same address, fcohc.com, make sure you check it out. We weren’t able to get into a couple of the campouts because they were already sold out. Make sure to check the website for updates and changes. Until next month, Happy Trails! ~Trina GEAUGA Hello from beautiful Geauga County! The April meeting has been cancelled due to the pandemic. This virus has created an excuse to get outside and explore our park system. Be sure to practice the social distancing guidelines. In the meantime, check out the trail rides scheduled this summer through the Geauga Park District. Just a reminder to keep social distancing while out on the trails, and be great stewards to those you encounter. 61
County Lines A wave and a smile goes a long way! Our chapter is sending positive thoughts to everyone for good health! The fresh spring air brings hope. Hope to see you on the trails in the coming weeks! ~ Christina Monaghan GREENE I’m not sure if there will be a June article. As I write this, our stay at home order is set for re-evaluation May 1, and I don’t see any way it will be lifted then, so there may not be much to report. No day rides, no meetings to discuss anything. I could have photos, however, as Dave Goodbar has been riding in Arizona and sending me some great photos from it. We may see many photos of him and his mule in the next few months, which is not a bad thing. This month I have one of them, but also a few photos of our booth at Warren County’s Great Tack Exchange. We’ve been setting up there for several years now, and we usually do well. It’s always a good thing to sell some things we don’t need, let someone else find a good deal, and visit with friends we haven’t seen much over the winter. It’s hard to believe that the event was just before our health crisis broke. Hopefully, everyone is staying home and relaxing. Luckily, riding is still allowed as long as you aren’t in a group. Some individual trails have closed for
various reasons, however, and campgrounds are closed, check that out before you go. Many of our active members are retired, so hopefully not affected by job loss; I work in a nursing home, which means we don’t close. I’m sure everyone has friends or family members who are affected one way or another. Please remember that we’re all in this together so if anyone needs help or even just someone to talk to, reach out. We do have a Facebook group, so you can always touch base that way. At this point it’s uncertain whether our State Ride will happen. We have reserved the shelter house for it at Caesar Creek, but of course it all depends on whether or not we are allowed to gather by then. I’m rather doubtful of it, but we’ll hope. Stay safe! ~Mickie HOCKING Hey there from Hocking County. This article is going to be short and sweet since we do not have a whole lot going on because of COVID-19. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. The weather has been beautiful here. Some of our members have been enjoying the great outdoors and practicing social distancing by riding their horses on their private land. With schools closed our youth members, Peyton and Olivia, have been getting some
Members trail riding. Dave and a friend from Wyoming.
Olivia and Peyton on Lickety.
Terry’s COVID-19 activity.
extra riding time in. They are pictured practicing doubling. Continue having fun, girls! Gunnar was able to go on his first trail ride riding all by himself! Way to go Gunnar! Until next time - Stay Safe. Stay Home. Save Lives. ~ Raven & Robbyn
observe social distancing, and look forward to tomorrow’s adventure. KCOHC had a pretty active schedule going into the spring of 2020. As many things are put on hold, there is not a lot of OHC activity to write about, so I’ll write a bit about my own thoughts. My pappy used to say, “Terry could fall in a pile of it and come out smelling like a rose!”. I do thank my father for those inspiring words and I do plan to ride many more miles when the storm passes. As I rode beside a friend the other day, I commented that we were among some of the luckiest people in America as we have fine horses to ride and enjoy. I do not want to imagine sitting around the house for weeks without the horses to distract me. I have a young horse I am working and as I ride around the neighborhood, having much extra time on my hands, I have met more of my new neighbors in two weeks than I have met in the past ten years. I find my neighbors out raking leaves, tending flower beds, and going for walks as they too are bored being put in a situation where they must slow down and, shall we say, learn to enjoy the simple things of life, like family. These are definitely life changing times. One of the included pictures is of signs, clocks, etc., that I have created while waiting out the storm. I continue to use computers and a toy CNC machine thus keep my engineering skills alive. This all got started when a friend asked for some wood slabs to be used for table center pieces at a now postponed wedding reception. I welded a lot of Horse Shoe Art getting ready for a tack swap that got canceled. So, my friends, you know what you are getting for Christmas. What have you been doing during the pandemic of 2020? We are all making history. Groups of us, while observing social distancing, have been out riding the back roads. Many of our riders have gaited horses and
HOLMES Hello to all my horse riding friends! This weather has been so great and I hope that all of you have had a chance to ride, whether it’s just a small amount or lots of miles. I am busy cleaning the camper, cleaning tack, and checking tack for loose screws, etc. All my boots need attention and the barn is a disaster! I kind of like this slowing down that we have had to do in the last several days. It brings life into a new perspective. It makes us talk more, enjoy each other more, cook more, just be together more. Plus, just having good ole conversations with each other. Beauty is in the air, spring flowers are blooming, animals want to play. Children are home with their parents and finding new ways to learn and play. This makes us think what life is about. Slow down and take time to smell the roses when they bloom. I pray everyone stays safe and healthy. Remember to be thankful for each day. Happy Trails! ~Ricki KNOX
Greene County OHC booth at Warren County’s Great Tack Exchange. 62
Gunnar and Chumley.
Good morning America how are you? You know me, I’m your native son and I’m riding that train they call COVID-19. I’ll have ridden 500 miles before it’s time is run. It is Friday morning, April 3, 2020 as I write this. The sun is shining; the outside temperature is rising; it’s the beginning of a brand new day! As we ride this train they call COVID-19 together, may you all keep your heads down,
County Lines everyone is welcome. We meet the third Monday of each month at the Long Branch Pizza on Main Street in Centerburg at 7 p.m. Reporting for Knox County OHC ~Terry L. Baker LAKE
Riding the back roads, March 2020.
March ride, 2019. we do move a bit quickly. Two pictures compare riding in March of 2019 and 2020. That picture by the pond looks just like the picture by the pond last year. The KCOHC Hog Roast to be held at Blue Rock State Park over the traditional Memorial Day Weekend is at this writing still on our calendar. Keep watch on Facebook and the KCOHC website for any possible changes. A combined Poker Run and Scavenger Hunt Saturday morning starting at 10 a.m., (donations to play cards, scavenger hunt for fun with prizes) is planned. Hog Roast Saturday evening at 5 p.m., which will continue until either we are out of hog or all have been served. We are asking for a small monetary donation to defray our costs. There will be a silent auction. Sides are potluck so bring something if you can or just drop by anyway. Come out and ride, play games, enjoy the weekend with some friendly people. KCOHC is not responsible for accidents and/or loss of property. KCOHC has a scheduled weekend at Salt Fork June 5-7. If for some reason that too gets canceled, we’ll pickup at East Fork July 17-19. Stay safe, keep those ponies exercised and ready to ride, and we’ll see you out there on the trail. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses leaner, as we do ride them, and May 2020
Potluck anyone? Michelle S. and Rosemary brought their homemade chili along with toppings to our March meeting. We also had corn muffins, cole slaw and pretzels. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the potluck during the meeting at Lake Farmpark. Lee Homyak, administrator for the Farmpark, was our guest speaker. He shared the various activities the Farmpark has done and will continue to do. Of most interest to our members is that he wants to improve the trails behind the buildings at the Farmpark. Many spontaneous suggestions, all good, were shouted out as members recalled what had to be done. He also stated that new trails might be made instead of using old boggy ones. He then warned us that because of the COVID-19 virus, the Farmpark might be closed to the public. It was closed the next day. Kendall Smith was unanimously voted as our choice for Northeast Regional Representative. Our Poker Ride at North Chagrin Reservation on Saturday, June 27 is hopefully going to happen. Our Regional Ride we hope will be Sunday, Aug. 30, at Girdled Road Reservation. Again it depends on COVID-19 decisions. At this time all of us are being affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. As riders we can maintain our distance from each other. However, we must be careful and courteous while others are sharing our wonderful, relaxing parks. We’re all in this together. LORAIN Dear fellow horse rider friends, let us remain diligent in our responsibility to keep COVID-19 in check by doing all we can to minimize the effects for ourselves, our loved ones, our friends and all those we come into contact with. I hope this COVID-19 comes to an end soon. It has impacted our lives in so many ways that no one could have imagined. In any way that you can, remember that our motto, “horsemen helping
horsemen” can carry over into many other aspects of our lives. On that note, I’d like to extend kudos to Cheryl Muhek, who has generously volunteered to make masks for members of our club. Please note that LeatherMaid Saddlery is our May sponsor, owned by Kym Farley of our horse club. She specializes in custom tack and repair, and is located in Wellington. She may be reached at www.leathermaid saddler.com or 440/225-2545. Kym urges us to check our tack before each ride to help ensure that we have a safe ride. Our St. Patrick’s Day ride had a lively bunch of leprechauns dancing about in splashes of green. Many neighboring horse council friends joined in as well, and we were so happy you did. The pot of delicious food, at the end of the ride, was better than a pot of gold to fill our hungry tummies. We had many a good laugh and it was good to see so many of you. Then the order came from Governor DeWine to cancel large gatherings, so we are on standby. Here’s hoping soon we will be able to gather again. On a positive note, many parks are still open and we are able to ride in small groups, keeping a safe distance apart. Do check before you travel so as not to be disappointed. Please note, we are not holding our barn tour May 9 due to COVID-19. We are still hoping to have our pie ride May 16, riding out at 10 a.m., and eating lunch and pie in the enclosed pavilion at 12:30 p.m. Karen Norton is the event contact. We plan to hold our membership meeting on Monday, May 18 in the Carlisle Visitor Center in the Black River room at 7 p.m., with refreshments provided by volunteers of our club. The Grafton Memorial Day parade is still set for May 25 with Karen Norton as the contact. Further details will be forthcoming. An overnight campout is scheduled for Carlisle at the Equestrian Center Saturday, May 30 through Sunday, May 31. Activities include a scavenger hunt, obstacle course, potluck, bonfire and star gazing with the astronomical club, weather permitting. Brenda Lang is the contact person for this fun camping trip. This early camp experience helps prepare us for farther away campouts, as we are close to home in the event that we forgot something. Club members with camping experience are on
hand to help newbies to camping. Experienced campers will help you with the ins and outs of camping with your horses, such as helping you erect high lines, and offering tips regarding horse camping, including what is useful to bring and what to leave at home, etc. On Monday, June 1 we will plan to ride at Charlemont at 5 p.m. Plan to meet at the New London Eastern Road parking lot. Carole Kenyon is the contact for this ride. The weekend of June 5-6 we will be camping at AEP Conesville Horse Area in Coshocton. More important than ever, please remember that all events are subject to change, especially now that we are faced with the uncertainties of COVID-19. We will post updates in our emails and on our website. You may also contact the event organizer or one of our club officers. Amidst all this uncertainty, try to remain positive, remembering that this too, shall pass. Try to get outside to enjoy your horses and the spring flowers. Wishing you good health, ~Kathy Duncan MADISON Home sweet home everyone! I apologize for missing the last couple months. Life for this girl got a little crazy there for a while. Not that life isn’t crazy now, but my running has slowed down for sure. Like everyone else, Madison County OHC is doing our social distancing, but before things got too bad we were able to get some work done at Deer Creek.
Maisey Elfrink helping Dee Elfrink with her chain.
Part of the trail maintenance crew Marsha Pierce, Jean Kritner, Susan Hunter. 63
Keith Ventresca hanging out with the pole saws. We’re clearing out overgrowth of the invasive autumn olive and removing those nasty hawthorn trees from the trails and the camp grounds. The pictures are of our last work day where we worked on clearing out campground site four. There is still a lot of work to be done, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon. Our first gymkhana on May 2 has been cancelled. We’ll see if we are able to reschedule or if we have to run an abbreviated series. Hopefully by next month, we’ll have a better idea. Support your local businesses and stay safe everyone. ~Cheryl Barlett MEDINA Just when things got started they came to an end. Our March work session went well with eight hardy souls working on trails in the Cuyahoga Valley that needed sprucing up after the long winter. However, there were no pancakes at Hale Farm as the event was cancelled due to the Corona Virus. Gone were the St. Patrick’s Day parades, meetings, rides other work sessions and even the Equine Affaire. This will be a year to remember as we all did what we could to stay healthy and keep our families and friends safe. If you do decide to come to the valley be sure to check their website first for the latest closures: https://www.nps.gov/ cuva/planyourvisit/conditions. htm. The rainy weather as well as the Corona Virus is affecting conditions and closures in the park. Medina has cancelled all meetings and rides until we get the all clear, stay tuned for email blasts and check for updates on the Medina Chapter webpage on ohconline.com. Any upcoming rides and information on our state ride Aug. 14-16 will be posted. We look forward to warmer days and the chance to get back together. That’s all for now. If you have questions or concerns contact one 64
of our officers: Karen Knuth at 440/333-7641, Raydeen Ryden at 334/663-7361, Julie Croston at 330/612-6137, or Rosemary Young at 440/382-7980 or use email address: medina@ ohconline.com. Staying safe and six feet away, ~Rosemary MONTGOMERY Hello May! It is so nice to see the flowers coming out, the leaves popping and the mud drying out. Before the ‘stay at home’ orders were issued, a group of us went to Wild Axe throwing and wielded axes and threw them at targets. It is a lot harder than it looks! We all had fun and then went to Wings to continue the camraderie. Work details have been canceled and most everything else is on hold until the Corona Virus leaves the land! Some of us have been getting rides in when the trails are dry enough. I am thankful that the parks are still open! Riding is my sanity, I am glad when I can get out on the trails. Our monthly meetings usually start in May at Sycamore State Park off Wolf Creek Pike in Trotwood at the Horseman’s area. The meetings start at 7 p.m. I highly recommend a ride before the meeting. We are a fun group, come check us out when we start meeting again. ~Jilleroo Karen
Montgomery OHC MORROW Greetings from the Morrow County OHC chapter where COVID-19 has dropped a blanket of restraint over nearly all normal daily activity although Ohio has not yet been hit with the disastrous health issues being experienced by other areas of the USA. Some sense of normalcy is provided by
Buttercup 1, mobile mouse unit. the required daily care for our equine/canine/feline friends who are blissfully oblivious to events occurring beyond their sphere of knowledge. The comforting therapy they provide to some of us helps make the mandated isolation a bit more tolerable. The many exploding signs of spring also helps keep me sane. Our feline barn patrol duo has had several months of help with at least four different back/white mobile mouse traps sharing the barn with the horses. The upclose picture of Buttercup 1 strolling by my foot indicates their acceptance of normal barn activity since only horse smell still permeates the barn. The other picture shows daughter Jennifer transferring Quarter Pony Cinnamon back to the pasture after farrier work. Cinnamon has been part of our herd for 19 years when owner Beverly Leasure’s bone cancer advancement required equine care of her herd transferred to other OHC chapter members. Our 2-year-old paint stallion jumped a gate to breed Cinnamon which produced 18-year-old Carhartt who remains part of our herd after Beverly’s death at age 56. Beverly transferred ownership to us shortly before her death and the now 22-yearold stallion Lightning at 16.1 H/1300 lbs. towers over Cinnamon and son Carhartt, both at 13.1H. The paddock isolation picture indicates how Lightning is allowed to look but not touch the Amish buggy horses that parade by on the road. However, the stallion antics he can display for the buggy horses vividly indicates his intentions. Chapter members riding activity is essentially zero although Drew and Frank did some at home riding while Frank also did some cattle cutting training at Jack McDonald’s arena. Ted’s grandson did well at a Springfield, Ohio, sorting competition that was conducted despite the COVID-19 threat. Ted did some local home riding with family as did our visiting daughter and granddaughter.
Cinnamon State Park closures and other trail closures have eliminated travel to such sites which coupled with the monsoon spring has saved the destruction of some trails. Health issues continue to significantly restrict and or prevent riding for several chapter members including myself. Surgical procedures for Byron, Suzanne, and Joe still have them grounded while COVID-19 has eliminated many non-riding equine therapy events. Although current events provide significant challenges, tomorrow is another day as Scarlett said at the end of the famous Civil War film. Until next month, keep your chin up and strive to provide the best care possible for your horses who will provide you the opportunity to enjoy some great riding later in 2020 after COVID-19 has faded. Although this ending has read the same for several months, I am certain that my childhood cowboy/cowgirl heroes are shared by many readers. Therefore, I wish happy trails to you as Roy and Dale sang for their theme song. Also stay safe in the saddle/ on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride before the next report and I hope to see some readers on the trail sometime in 2020. ~DOC SANDUSKY Hello horse OHC family! I hope May is a better month than April May 2020
County Lines for us. I am hoping this virus is a thing of the past and we are moving forward together. I hope the words ‘social distancing’ is a phrase we don’t have to use again. I have an essential job working in the veterinary field, and we are working hard to keep our team and clients safe. It has been stressful, but we are a strong country and we will prevail! Our last meeting in March, we scheduled a few rides for each month and they will all be listed on Facebook. We are hoping to make all the rides and add a few places we have never been! This month, on May 2, we will have a beginners ride at White Star. Anyone who’s nervous going out on the trail will set out with two experienced and quiet horses. Often, having the beginner in the middle will calm a nervous horse or rider. It should be a good time with a potluck lunch after. We will begin rides at 10 a.m. We hope to see you there! On May 30 we are planning on going to Pontiac, Mich., for an overnight. That will be a new place for us, so we are excited about that! Al is working on finding a piece of equipment to help us with clearing a new trail at White Star. We have to get the water dried up first, before we can do too much planning there. Candy had a silent auction basket at the Sandusky County annual 4-H tack auction and Al took his horse bones for exhibit. Candy had the basket absolutely full of amazing items! Inside the basket was a handmade candle holder out of barb wire (made by Al), a handmade blanket, a thermos, a lantern, a hatchet, and the list goes on! It went for $71, thanks Candy! We had an equine therapist, Marissa, talk to us about her new business. She showed us what she offers, and it looks like any horse would be in heaven with the massage tools and her knowledge. Also, if you’re a member, she is offering a discount. For more information, look at our Facebook page. Our club website has been taken down, but it’s even better now since it’ll be on the state web page: ohconline.com. Make sure you check it out. There is so much information on there, and I find it much more user-friendly. Depending on the latest with the virus, our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We meet for May 2020
supper first 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 look at all the beauty blooming around you, life is good! ~Marla Sidell STARK Who would ever have believed that our country had spent the last, almost two months in a lock down. Not just our country, but our world. It had been a frightening time, but in a way, it made us slow down, get away from the hectic life most have been living, and realize the important and valuable things in life; our lives, our family and our friends. It was amazing how people came together to look out for each other and volunteered in different ways to help others. We were so thankful for the wonderful ones in the service field that had given their time and lives to make sure we got through this. For those of us with our horses and other animals, we were never at a loss of what to do with our extra time. There is always something that needed to be done. To me, it reminded me of living back in the 1950s or 1960s, when life was so much simpler and more relaxing. Our wishes are that everyone survived this trying time we were in and stayed healthy. By the time you read this, I am hoping it is all over and we are able to get together again! Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen
release from this situation and a return to what will be the new ‘normal’ and resuming our riding and fellowship. Hope to see you on the trails soon! ~Kathryn Bartow TUSCARAWAS Hello all. Our Tuscarawas chapter of the OHC met for dinner March 24 at Tlaquepaque. We had a Mexican feast while we conducted a planning session to schedule organized rides during the 2020 season. Please contact a member or me to confirm rides indicated and to be certain changes did not occur. Our members are usually up for any spontaneous rides, as well. You may wish to follow our Facebook page for announcements and changes to events. May’s monthly meeting will be held at New Philadelphia’s Hog Heaven, May 13 at 7 p.m. We welcomed several new members in April: Vickie Zook, and Randy and Mary Borland. It is with a heavy heart that I convey the passing of a cherished member of the Tuscarawas chapter of the OHC. George Windate passed quietly at home in the company of his dear wife Sally, on Feb. 13, just short of his 90th birthday celebration scheduled for March 3. George and Sally were avid trail riders and enjoyed the companionship and picturesque view of the couple’s three beloved Paso
Finos. Roaming the rolling pasture, their horses provided pleasure to George and Sally beyond the ‘last ride.’ We treasure the memories of George’s quick wit and ready smile. His business card, often extended, stated that he was always available for a hug from his friends. Sending you a heavenly hug, George! Happy trails to you. ~Holly Waldenmyer UNION It feels like we are living in a strange and new world. Something out of a science fiction movie or book. Our March meeting was canceled as was our April meeting and chapter ride. However, Jim and Debbie Strayton did have a meeting with the county commissioners along with regional representative, Becky Porter in regards to horse trails on the forthcoming Heritage Trail extension. Things look good for now. We’ll keep you posted. We have all been practicing our social distancing. A few of us have hit the trails which is the best way to practice social distancing otherwise, things have been slow in Union County. Hopefully, things will start looking up soon and we can all get out and ride, camp and enjoy our friends and their horses. Until next time, be safe and happy trails. ~Karen Holland
TRUMBULL Happy springtime from the members of the Trumbull County chapter. The 2020 trail riding season may have been put on hold, but there is still much to do, vet visits, trailer maintenance, barn repairs. There is always something around the farm to keep us busy! I write this early April for the May issue and do so hope that everyone has been safe and healthy through this COVID-19 pandemic. Our chapter has not held meetings and we have not made further ride plans for this season. We look forward to a
All is not lost, the fun will continue. WARREN
Tuscarawas County OHC
It’s hard to believe that a few days after our Great Tack Exchange, our world changed drastically. We had a good event, however. There were lots of people, the food booth was busy, as was the promotional booth. That was the last most of us saw of each other. I’ve talked 65
Vice president Bill Smith and Roseanne Allen.
That’s the way to travel! Promotional booth at the Great Tack Exchange. to a few people, mostly through Facebook, and so far we’re holding our own. But then it’s early yet, as I write this. Several members have still been enjoying the nice weather by riding, either alone or with just one or two other people at appropriate distance. I haven’t had a chance to yet (I’m still working) but am glad some are. Though the first really nice day after this started, Diane Colvin did post that distancing was a bit difficult when she tried to ride on the Little Miami Scenic Trail.
Apparently many people had the same idea! She was able to keep her distance, however, as Tazz was not terribly impressed with the crowd. Luckily, she lived through it, and things are drying a bit so she can get out to places that are slightly less crowded. Our meetings are of course on hold until this is over, or at least until the stay at home order is lifted. There may not be a lot to report for a month or two. If you don’t see an article from me, that’s why. I’m including photos this month from the Great Tack Exchange, and also one of the presentation of our Most Valuable Member award to Roseanne Allen. I neglected to include that one last month. Roseanne has spearheaded the Founders Day dinner for the past few years and has done a wonderful job, so congratulations! I hope everyone is staying safe and finding plenty to do. We’ll get through this together. ~Mickie WASHINGTON Greeting’s! Washington County is feeling the effects of the virus, we had to cancel our annual shot clinic, and April awards dinner meeting. As soon as things are allowed to return to normal again, please attend our monthly meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster Street, Marietta. We do have a few things to report in May. First, Kinderhook
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trail is open to horses again. We have had a few workdays and find most of the trails are passable. We are waiting on a rebuild on a major portion of the trail due to a washout two years ago. We have been assured it will be during this riding season that the trail will be complete. We are thankful to Jason Reed and his team at Wayne National Forest for pursuing this project. The big news for May is the joining on the horse trail at Kinderhook by Carrie Gilbert. Carrie is riding the horse trails with President Brent DeWees and Kinderhook Trail Chairman Darrell McKay. We are grateful to Carrie for taking a firsthand look at the amazing trails we have in Southeast Ohio. We have great plans for the trail system at Kinderhook, including an expanded campground. By her active interest, the forest supervisor gives us a much better opportunity to pursue these dreams in a much timelier fashion. Many of our members are also members of the Wood County Riders group in Wood County, W.Va. It is a very short jump to West Virginia from Washington County. Mountwood Park is the Wood County home trail. Some of the land of Mountwood Park is in the process of being sold as we understand it and our riding in the park is stopped until things are finalized. It is our hope that we will still be able to ride these trails. Horse trails are under constant threat as all of you know. Do not travel to Mountwood Park until the green light is given. The Washington County Corn Ride is the largest ride we have all year, it is held at Mountwood. We will find a different location if necessary, but hope Mountwood will be available by mid-August. Finally, our awards banquet and ceremony are on hold as many other things are in the nation. While we cannot tell you, who won awards the past year we can tell you we have at least two members we anticipate will pass the 25,000 mile point this year. We will keep you posted. Stay safe, ride safe! ~Rita V. Schultheis WOOD There is not much going on here in Northwest Ohio. Our April rides were cancelled as no camping was allowed at that
Julie, Annette and Diane at Oak Openings.
2019 Top Ten Riders.
Jo, Matt, and Deta say hi from Oak Openings. time. We can still day ride at Van Buren, Oak Openings, Edison Woods and White Star with no guarantees they will stay open if they get too busy. My husband did not want me to go anywhere so I rode in the driveway. It was the longest two miles I ever rode! Beauty is not a road horse nor do I ride by myself. She was just as sweaty in the two miles as she gets after 11 miles at the park! I finally convinced my husband I was safer riding at the park. April 30 to May 3 was to be the Great Seal ride, but I don’t think we will be able to have that ride. May 14-17 is to be Salamonie and May 22-25 is Memorial Weekend at Van Buren. June 7-13 is High Knob in Illinois, and Malabar Farm June 26-28. I really have my doubts that these will happen but we can only hope this virus has an ending soon. Stay healthy, stay home and stay safe. ~Barb May 2020
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