Horsemen's Corral May 2022

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

Inside This Issue A Girl Can Dream: The Journey of Horse Adoption ................ 30 Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 38 The Language of Numbers Series, Part 3 .............................. 26 The Last Ride ........................................................................... 6 Ride In Sync ........................................................................... 10 Spring Fencing Series Part 3.................................................. 32 Trailering Tips for a Healthy Digestive Tract ........................... 14 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 22 Western Dressage .................................................................. 34 Club News Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 57 Classical Attraction Dressage Society .................................... 23 Colorado Ranger Horse Association ...................................... 58

The Corral Staff

Dusty Boots Riding Club......................................................... 54

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

Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 56

Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ...............................................................

Hoosier Quarter Pony Association.......................................... 20

Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email

WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ................................... Kelley Bitter, Lisa Kiley, Dr. Nettie Liburt, ............................................. Terry Myers, Sarah Vas, Christine Weisgarber Guest Writer:.............................................................................. Laurie Jackson NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 6 ........................................................................................... JUNE 2022 JUNE 2022 DEADLINE ................................................................ MAY 10, 2022

Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 16 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 57 Massillon Saddle Club ............................................................ 24 Miami Valley Horse Show Association...................................... 8 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 52 Mid Ohio Dressage Association...............................................11 Mid-Ohio Marauders ............................................................... 31 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ....................................... 8 O.H.I.O. EXCA........................................................................ 20 Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders ................................................. 16

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Ohio High School Rodeo Association ..................................... 12 Ohio Horseman’s Council ....................................................... 59 Ohio Paint Horse Club ............................................................ 52 Ohio Western Horse Association ............................................ 54 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ............................................. 58 Premier Mount N Trail............................................................. 27 Tri-County Trail Association .................................................... 24 Wayne County Saddle Club ................................................... 56 Western Reserve Carriage Association .................................. 58

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The Last Ride “So when we do make that last ride that is inevitable for us all to make, to that place up there, where the grass is green and lush and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear, and deep—You’ll tell us as we ride in that our entry fees have been paid. These things we ask.—Amen.”

~Excerpt from ‘A Rodeo Cowboy’s Prayer’ by Clem McSpadden

ROBERT P. “CHIP” JACKSON Robert P. “Chip” Jackson, of Washington C.H. passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022, at the age of 73. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Robert C. Jackson and Patricia Jackson Walker. Chip graduated from The Plains High School in 1967 and Bowling Green State University in 1971. A retired salesman and lifelong horseman, Chip was deeply involved in the equine industry and passionate about efforts to support cancer patients and their families in Ohio. Chip was devoted to the annual multi-day ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink Horse Show’ for 15 years that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity including the OhioHealth ‘Tough Enough To Wear Pink Cancer Patient Assistance Fund.’ He was one of the main promoters and a year-round ambassador, representing the show across the Midwest. When he first learned of the horse show benefiting such a great cause, he knew he wanted to be involved. As he quickly moved into a leadership role, his passion and commitment was evident with his efforts leading up to the show each year, including its scheduling and planning, securing sponsorships in the months before the show, promoting the show every summer and fundraising at other equine events with show merchandise and raffle tickets for major prizes to be awarded at the ‘Pink’ show.

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He worked hard to create a great experience for the exhibitors so they would come back and bring their friends in future years to help the show grow and increase the donation to the OhioHealth Cancer Care. He valued the friendships he made through his journey more than anything and took pride in all the lives that were touched through Cancer Care with the money raised by the ‘Pink’ show. Chip was preceded in death by his father Robert and his mother Patricia. He is survived by his longtime love, Kay Tracy of Washington C.H.; a sister, Luann Jackson of Mt. Sterling; a brother, Jeff (Carol) Jackson of Washington C.H.; two nieces, Lauren (Doug) Patton of Orient and Jill (Doug) Adelsberger of West Jefferson; a nephew, Rob (Rachel) Jackson of Aberdeen, N.C.; three great-nieces, Alexandra Patton, Victoria and Kayleigh Jackson; three great-nephews, Brody, Lane and Blake Adelsberger and his Jack Russell Terrier, ‘Lil Chic. A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Robin Schoeller Reining Horses, 10044 Danville Road NE, Bloomingburg Ohio, 43106. Joe Coalter will lead the service at 2 p.m., followed by time for refreshments and community (outdoors, weather permitting) to celebrate Chip’s life. In keeping with Chip’s wishes, cremation was requested. The family is being served by the Porter-Tidd Funeral Home and Crematory, Mt. Sterling. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the ‘Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show’. Please send donations to: TETWP Horse Show, 2830 Bloomingburg-New Holland Road NE, Washington C.H. Ohio, 43160 BARBARA ANN NIXON Barbara Ann Nixon, age 79, of Medina, Ohio, passed away April 9, 2022. Barb was born June 2, 1942, to the late Edward F. and Margaret (Brindza) Bilek. Barb served as Medina County Fair Director and was well-known for her tireless work on behalf of the Medina County Fair. She was a prominent member of the Board for 29 years, serving on many committees, including chairing the Holiday Lights Committee. She was also a beloved 4-H advisor for 36 years. Barb was also a semi-pro softball player in her younger years, affectionately known as ‘Yogi’ by her teammates. Barb’s memory will be cherished by many, but especially by her brothers, Leonard (Jane) Bilek and Robert (Carol) Bilek; stepdaughter, Anna (Marty) Daughterty; step-grandchildren, Stephen Uzl and Christopher Uzl, and step great-grandchildren, Austin, Kassidy, and Nathan. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 47 years, David, who passed away 7 short months ago. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her siblings, Edward, Leona, Ted, Arthur, and Thomas. The family received guests on Thursday, April 14, at Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court Street in Medina. A service followed at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Barb was laid to rest with her husband, David, at Poe Cemetery in Montville Township. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Barb’s name to the Medina County Fair Holiday Lights, 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH 44256. 6

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Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Congratulations Sara Justice on Earning Your USEF “r” Judge, Western Dressage! PRESIDENT, Danielle Menteer VICE PRESIDENT, Kathy Kirchner TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Beth Scalabrino EMAIL, WEBSITE,

Sara Justice is NODA’s Western Dressage Liaison and longtime NODA member. She rides and trains Ima Sizzlin Hot Te, ‘Cinnamon,’ an 8-yearold, APHA solid bred, red roan, mare who stands at 15.1 hands. Sara attended her first western dressage clinic in 2013, “because I was curious about the new discipline. Even though I did dressage as a kid, my mom bred and trained Quarter Horses, and western dressage combined two things I enjoy. I showed my AWSSR mare Piccolo through level 2 then wanted to bring a horse through the levels so bought a very green broke, Cinnamon.”

In 2021 Sara and Cinnamon were reserve champion APHA PAC for dressage/western dressage and reserve champion USNDC at intro all around. Sara’s goal is to “bring Cinnamon to level 5, and possibly finish my classical dressage freestyle medals on her...but first we need to do Basic level!” Sarah is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalist, L graduate, and USEF “r “ judge in western dressage. Sara hopes to earn her large “R” Judge in western dressage soon. She would also like to go back and work on her USEF licensure for classical dressage. Contact Sara at Programs and Resources for Western Dressage Riders Grants and scholarships for AA’s and Youth: Adult amateur and youth scholarships may be used for any educational dressage event for classical and western dressage riders including dressage clinics, seminars,


symposiums, lessons, and other dressage education events Grants for NODA Member Professionals: The NODA Professional Grant fund is designed to help further the professional horse person’s education at seminars, USEF or USDF events, programs, or functions (excludes riding clinics). Western Unrecognized/ Schooling Show Classes: NODA offers WDAA Western dressage tests at all schooling shows and the schooling show championships.

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Find out more about schooling shows. Annual Year End Ribbons, Scholarships, and Trophies: NODA has a year end award program which includes Yearend Championship Ribbons and Scholarships in the amount of $75 awarded to the horse/rider combination with the highest average score in each of the listed levels and divisions including Western dressage. Member Professional Incentive Program (PIP): Earn PIP points worth $$$ for bringing your member students and their horses to NODA shows. This is an incentive to NODA members who are professionals to support NODA shows—both schooling and recognized. Professionals earn points for every NODA member client ride or the pro riding a NODA member clients horse. Each 10 rides earns 25 PIP points worth $25. PIP credit may be used for any NODA event—clinics, schooling shows, banquet, membership etc.

The Miami Valley Horse Show Association (MVHSA) enjoyed our first show of the season alongside Buckeye Equestrian Events. Rosettes were awarded, and MVHSA members were given their first opportunity of the year to earn points. We hope to see you in Springfield, Ohio, for our third show (Champions Center Open Horse Show: May 1415). We are excited to welcome new members and to welcome back seasoned competitors. To become a member so that you


can start earning points for year end awards, visit our website, MVHSA is the perfect way to spend time with those who share similar interests. It is easy to get started, and we are dedicated to celebrating members who we know put countless hours of hard work into perfecting their craft. In March, we gave away $7,000 worth of prizes to those who earned year end awards. To view our show schedule or to become a sponsor, visit our website, Our members are what make MVHSA the outstanding organization that it is. Ranging from youth to adult, we offer something for most everyone and have recently voted to add classes in an effort to diversify our membership even more. We are happy to meet you and hope that you attend one of our shows as an exhibitor or spectator to see our group in action. Look for member spotlights in upcoming issues to see what our members have to say about MVHSA. May 2022

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Ride In Sync

‘Natural Horsemanship’ is just Good Horsemanship by Terry Myers thinking, there are only two types of horsemanship, good and bad.


veryone talks about ‘Natural Horsemanship’ as a training philosophy. It’s as if it is something different than any other type training methodology or some supernatural or magical type of horsemanship. I have been called a natural horsemanship trainer. I was listed in Rick Lamb’s book, The Revolution In Horsemanship. But to my way of


I think natural horsemanship is training a horse in a way that makes sense to their instincts. Horses communicate with each other through physical nuance. There is always a dominant horse and a submissive horse. When the dominant horse wants another horse to move they may pin their ears. If that doesn’t work they may turn their head toward the other horse with a nasty look on their face, ears still pinned back. If that does work, either an attempt to bite or kick. When a horse kicks at another, that kick can be delivered at as much as 35 mph. Ever been kicked and never saw it coming? Well, that’s why. When horses communicate with each other, they use the ask/tell/kill method. Or, depending on their personality and patience level, they may go directly from ask to

As I always say, “Horses don’t make mistakes, people do.” kill. We all know that by evidence of the bite marks we have seen on horses. Can you imagine biting a horse hard enough to take hair and hide off? The point is, they are not always nice to each other. Simply put, the submissive horse has respect for the dominant horse and when they don’t remember that respect, they risk getting hurt. Because most horses weigh between 900-1200 pounds, it is important for us to develop a respectful relationship with our horse. Horses want a leader and when you fail to be their leader, they will attempt to become the leader, or they are scared of everything because they have no leader to tell them that everything is OK. Becoming a horse’s leader is about establishing respect. To tell a story on myself: when I was growing up I was always getting in trouble and I met the ‘board of education’ many times. Took me a while to get it, but I learned that if I did something willfully wrong, I got reprimanded. I eventually started to learn to be more respectful (I was a slow learner!). Fortunately, horses generally learn faster than I did. In fact, I was a very impatient kid. Horses taught me patience, but that’s another story. People want their horse to like them so much, that they fail to establish that respect. Think about this; do you like anyone that you don’t respect? I think most of you will answer no to that question. Well, your horse doesn’t either. They will like you more if, as their leader, because they feel safe with you. They want to know that you will take care of them. This is how a heathy relationship starts with a horse. The basis of all training is body position as well as pressure and release. Good training is knowing how much pressure to put on a horse and when to release it. It is said that the key to training a horse is knowing when to time the pressure release. I would say the key to training is


to know how to apply pressure, how much pressure to apply and then how to time your release. Pressure is applied in a variety of ways. On the ground it is your body position and, at times, the application of swinging a rope or a whip (stick and string, carrot stick, flag…they are all fancy and expensive types of whips). When riding a horse, you apply pressure again through body position, with your legs and your hands on the reins. It is all about body position combined with pressure and release. According to Professor Jesse Beery, a notable horse trainer and author from the early 1900s, there are four different types of horses. The first is the type of horse that we all hope we have, the Teachable horse. This is a horse that is kind, willing and very teachable, as if they have a strong desire to please. The second is the Stubborn horse. They can make a very nice horse but the time, patience and pressure that is needed is different. It can take longer than the Teachable horse, but you can get great results. Sometimes these horses are pretty bold, which can be an asset when well managed. The third type is the Nervous horse. You must work with this horse in a way that won’t scare them and allows them the time to understand what you are asking of them, in spite of their nervousness. They can actually be quite ambitious but need a job to do that they understand. That helps them build their confidence. The last horse is the Treacherous horse. These horses are only suited for experienced trainers. When pushed too hard they will not hesitate to try and hurt you. But if you don’t push hard enough, they take over the leadership role. When training horses, it is not always all warm and fuzzy. Natural Horsemanship is not about whispering magical things in the horse’s ear. It is not about always patting your horse and S May 2022

Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Ready, Set, Show! PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, WEBSITE,

The first months of 2022 found MODA members getting ready for the new show season. Education was the name of the game with three unique opportunities designed to have members ready to go down center line. Kicking off the year was the Taste of L Program webinar with

Marilyn Heath. Next up was the Western Dressage Workshop on the new 2022 tests. Presenter Ida Norris critiqued demo riders (Emily and Kristin Patton and Stacy Westfall) as she educated auditors about the judge’s perspective with the new tests. Ida helped the auditors bridge the gap between the similarities and differences with DR and WD. Her complete understanding of dressage as well as her passion for the sport was obvious. Four Star Quarter Horses was the event venue and everyone enjoyed the wonderful facilities as well as seeing some of the new foals. The third educational event was the April 30 Fix A Test with Danielle Menteer. Masterfare

Equestrian Center in Johnstown, Ohio, was the venue and we appreciate their hospitality. With exhibitors set to show the first event is May 28-29 at the Madison Equestrian Center in London, Ohio. The MidOhio Dressage Spring 1 and 2 is a USEF/USDF Level 1 show. Complete details for entering can be found at www.showsecretary. com Masterfare will also be the site of the first MODA schooling show on June 11. Both western and classical dressage will be offered. Details for this upcoming event can be found at under the ‘competition’ tab.

Other upcoming showing include the Classic, July 15-17, at Bravehorse. This Level 3 show is one of the top shows in this part of the United States and features many high-level exhibitors and horses from across the country. The final show of the year will once again be a schooling show. East Meets West will be Sept. 10-11 at Four Star Quarter Horses in Ostrander. September 10 will be the WDAA approved western day with a full offering of classes. September 11 will be classical dressage day. Both days will feature some unique prizes as well as pending AQHA approval. We hope you are getting ready and are set to come show with MODA in 2022.

Good Horsemanship (continued) never doing anything that might be negative. Natural Horsemanship is about understanding what type of horse you are working with and knowing how to communicate with them through body position and pressure/release in a way that they understand. This takes

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knowledge, consistency and, above all, patience. The term ‘Natural Horsemanship’ needs to be replaced with ‘Good Horsemanship’. As always…horses don’t make mistakes, people do. Since we have the ability to understand,

reason and change our tactics, we can be the leader that our horse needs. Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 50 years in the horse


industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ Ride-InSync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www.tmtrainingcenter. com or on Facebook.


Ohio High School Rodeo Association

OHSRA Prom a Success NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Nikki McCarty PRESIDENT, C.E. Taft RODEO SECRETARY, Jennifer Reynolds PHONE, 330-464-4079 FACEBOOK, Ohio High School & Jr High Rodeo Association; WEBSITE,

by Garrett Houin Ohio High School Rodeo’s spring season kicked off with our Cowboy Prom on March 26. A great time was had by all as we left our horses and saddles at home and hit the dance floor in our boots and heels at the Gold Buckle Bash. Big thanks to OHSRA Queen Bella Leek and Princess Madi Corsi on planning this event (you’ll learn more about them in our student spotlights below). It might have been hard to recognize some of our members when they weren’t covered in dust and horsehair, but I think as a whole, we clean up pretty good! Our first spring cutting competition took place at Lazy H

Bella Leek, OHSRA Queen OHSRA High School prom

Madi Corsi, OHSRA Princess with the girls’ champion for the weekend being Lexie Saint and the boys’ champion being Luke McKinsey.

OHSRA Junior High School prom Then it was on to our first full rodeo of the spring with a chilly (and a little snowy!) start April 9-10 at the Treharne Training Center in Negley, Ohio. It was great to have everyone back together, and it was clear everyone had been working hard over the winter. High school champions for the weekend included Lola Stallion in barrel racing, Megan Morey in pole bending, Arly Kisner and Emma Wyant in goat tying, Kisner in breakaway roping, Isaiah Tullius in bull riding, Eli Dimmerling in the light rifle, Isaac Miley in trap shooting, Ayden White in steer wrestling, Cooper Smitley in calf roping, and Kendall Woltz and Owen Gardner in team roping. In the junior high division, champions were Mya Dimmerling in light rifle, Carlie Wears in barrel racing, Taylor Phillips in pole bending, Kaylynn Thompson in goat tying, Morgan East and Addison Webb in girls’ breakaway roping, a tie between Thompson, and Morgan and Matt East in ribbon roping, Wesley Gardner in saddle bronc steer riding, Clay Wines in boys’ breakaway roping and chute dogging, Cade Cummings in calf

roping, and Cummings and Reid Strickler in the boys’ goat tying. STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS Bella Leek is serving as our 2021-22 Ohio High School Rodeo Queen. Bella is a homeschooled, 15-year old sophomore and placed in the top 10 at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln, Neb., last year in the written test portion of the national queen competition. Bella is in her third year in OHSRA and competes in barrel racing and pole bending in addition to serving as the OHSRA queen. Her favorite part of high school rodeo is everything she has learned about riding and the new people she has met along the way. Madi Corsi is OHSRA’s first princess. Madi is a 13-year-old seventh grader at Licking Valley Middle School. This is Madi’s second year in OHSRA, and she competed in breakaway roping, barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, light rifle and ribbon roping. Madi’s favorite part of OHSRA is getting to spend time with her horses and her rodeo friends. Madi also earned the Overall and Rookie All-Around Cowgirl titles for the junior high division last year.




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Trailering Tips for a Healthy Digestive Tract by Dr. Nettie Liburt, PAS


he weather is finally warming up, and the calendar is filling with show dates, trail rides and clinics. Many of us will be tuning up our trailers so we can bring our equine companions with us from everything from shows to vacations. But did you know that even short trailer rides can have an effect on the digestive tract? It’s true, and there are several management practices you can implement to help support your horse in the best way possible. Studies have shown that trailering can cause changes to the population of microbes in the hindgut (Perry, et al., 2018; Szemplinski, et al. 2020), potentially putting the horse at risk for digestive upset. While more research is needed to understand the implications of such changes more fully, keeping a consistent, balanced diet can help minimize the risk. Trailering is considered a stressor for horses and helping to minimize that stress can go a long way toward overall well-being. When getting ready to trailer, be sure your horse is hydrated, especially for longer trips or journeys on hot days. Provide electrolytes the night before a trip, along with plenty of fresh water, so the horse has the opportunity to start the trip well-hydrated. On longer trips, plan to stop every 2-4 hours to offer water and allow the horse to lower his head. Next, pack your own hay. Keeping the

forage source consistent, whether for a short trip to the trails, or a competition that will last several days or weeks, is key for minimizing digestive disturbances. If packing sufficient hay isn’t an option, at least bring enough so that you can slowly acclimate your horse to whatever forage is available at your destination. Alternatively, prior to your trip, acclimate your horse to something like soaked hay cubes which may be easier to bring with you, and pack those as part of your horse’s regular forage source. When it comes to a concentrate feed, consistency is key. Is your feed fixed formula? Are the ingredients always the same? What are the fiber sources in the feed? Look for digestive support ingredients like things like active dry yeast, which can help support fiber digestion, particularly if the fiber source is of moderate or lesser quality and if the source changes. Fiber ingredients, such as beet pulp or soy hulls, are excellent for supporting a healthy population of hindgut microbes. Those healthy microbes utilize fiber to produce energy for the horse, maintain a proper pH balance and even ultimately help support the immune system. Some products even include buffering additives like calcite (a marine-sourced calcium, usually from algae) can help buffer not only the stomach (Jacobs et al., 2020),

but the hindgut as well (Liburt, et al. 2021). Finally, don’t discount driving conditions and the comfort of the trailer. Is the driver brake-heavy, or is the driver more conscious of smooth starts and stops? Will the horse travel alone or with a friend? Is hay available? Make sure the trailer has good ventilation and stop to offer horses water on long trips. Keep the tow vehicle and trailer in good repair and check tire pressures and brakes prior to loading horses. Not all horses respond to transport stress the same way, and the reactions are individual. The authors’ horse is most definitely not fond of the trailer, despite many years of practice, careful driving and encouragement. However, on a newer, slightly longer, higher, and more open bumper pull trailer has lessened her horse’s anxiety about loading and standing on said trailer. Don’t forget that asking a horse to stand in a confined space with no escape and strange traffic sounds all around go against pretty much every instinct a horse has, so monitor your horse’s reactions and do the best you can to help comfort him and minimize stressors. Safe travels, drive slowly and enjoy your equine adventures!

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Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders

The World Equestrian Center and Grand Oaks Resort by Richard Anderson We just returned from an eventful three month trip to Florida, where we were able to stay at six RV locations throughout the state. These included Tampa, Fort Myers Beach, Bushnell, Sarasota, Grand Oaks, and Ocala (The World Equestrian Center). And it was our first visit to the World Equestrian Center, located near The Villages. Ocala was named the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ in 2007 due to its long history of the many horses that have been born and bred there and is home to more horses than anywhere else in the country. The World Equestrian Center was opened in Jan. 1, 2021, making it only just over one year old. The developers were the Roberts Family, owners of the R & L Trucking Company of Wilmington, Ohio, who had a dream of making this the largest equestrian complex in the United States, which they have achieved in only 15 short months. Along with many other notable features, it offers 16 outdoor horse show arenas, and seats 7,500 patrons

at the outdoor stadium, as well as 2,100 permanent horse stalls, to give you an idea of the size of the complex. We stayed at one of the spacious campsites on the grounds at a rental rate of $50 per day, with 50 amp hookup with water and sewer, and were able to attend some of the many equine activities scheduled during our visit. They also have a spectacular 248 room hotel, which gave you the impression of ‘world class’ as you toured its facilities. The Grand Oaks RV Resort, a 400 acre facility, is located only 15 minutes from the Villages, which allows you to stay at an RV facility with horses and still be only minutes away from the world famous ‘The Villages’. It has horse-drawn buggies, and, together the Spanish moss of the many trees in the area make it a most pictureous site. We also were told the Resort is home to some of the Rockefeller’s horses, but we were unable to confirm it. The charge is $50 per day, but it does require a 30 day minimum stay. We also stayed for 30 days at Sun Outdoor Sarasota, which

An action shot of a fast moving polo game at the largest polo field in the country. featured access to Sarasota Jungle Gardens and the Big Cat Habitat, where we had our picture taken with one of the big cats on the grounds. We also got to take in a polo match at one of the biggest polo grounds in the country, as well as a visit to the world famous ‘St Armand’s Circle’, developed by John Ringling, who at the time was the fifth richest person in the country. The Equine Affaire marks the beginning of our trail riding schedule, which is shown below,

A beautiful 11-year-old Gypsy Vanner at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. and you are welcome to join us, by calling 614/582-3202. As usual, we’re looking for fun. APRIL 29-MAY 1: Shawnee State Forest, Portsmouth, OH MAY 14-30: Deep Creek Horse Camp, Bryson City, NC JUNE 11-22: Elk Haven Horse Camp (Black Hills), Keystone, SC

Knox County Horse Park

Add Knox County Horse Park Fun Shows to your Calendar PRESIDENT, Donnie Cline VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and John Weekley TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Anna Chadwick PHONE/TEXT, 816-305-6328 FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

by Anna Chadwick The Knox County Horse Park is located at 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The membership meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The meeting location will be posted on Facebook. From May through October we meet at the Horse Park Shelter House. The first Fun Show was April 2 and was cancelled due to rain and a soggy parking area. The rain date was set for April 16.

SHOW DATES MAY 7: Trail Challenge, rain date May 21 JUNE 4: rain date June 18 JULY 2: rain date July 16 AUG. 6: rain date Aug. 20 SEPT. 3: rain date Sept. 17 OCT. 1: rain date Oct. 15 OCT. 29: Halloween show The Fun Shows for the year 2022 will be held on the first Saturday of the month with the rain date the third Saturday of the month. The shows will be April through October. There will be a high point buckle award for different age groups presented at the October show. There will be a Halloween Fun Show on Oct. 29. There will be a first and second place buckle. Come to the meetings to add your suggestions. You can also contact an officer, trustee, or member if you can’t attend. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates

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Three Clinics Being Offered in 2022 PRESIDENT, Jimmy McDonald TREASURER, Elisa Holmes SECRETARY, Taylor Long FACEBOOK, O.H.I.O. EXCA

As the days get longer and the weather grows warmer, we horse enthusiasts know this means one thing: on the other side of shedding season is clinic season! Summertime is prime time for learning new skills, improving your proficiency, and fostering your partnership with your horse through new experiences. O.H.I.O. EXCA is proud to present three clinics this summer, each a unique opportunity to improve your horsemanship and enjoy the day with fellow horsemen and women. O.H.I.O. EXCA’s first clinic will be an introduction to clicker training, hosted by certified positive reinforcement trainer Katie Finley. Designed at the request of many EXCA members, Katie’s clinic will be an introduction to the increasingly

popular method of positive reinforcement training. Learn the science behind why clicker training works, how it can help improve your current training regimen, and strengthen your bond with your happier, more eager-to-please horse. This will be a non-riding clinic, so whether you’re 8 years old or 80, or enjoy minis or draft horses, this clinic will be one for everyone to enjoy. Katie’s clinic will be held June 4 at S Bar L Arena, with the option to attend either a morning or afternoon session. The second clinic hosted by O.H.I.O. EXCA will feature Kayla Schlabach of KRS Horsemanship. Back by popular demand, Kayla is a professional trainer, clinician, and certified Clinton Anderson Method Ambassador. An experienced racer, Kayla has competed multiple times at the Extreme Cowboy Racing World Championships at the professional level. Kayla also will be returning this year as a judge for our first race at Creek Side Horse Park. Kayla focuses her clinics on helping riders to build a solid foundation with



their horse through groundwork and body control, progressing to successfully navigating obstacles and problem solving. Her small clinic sizes allow for more personal attention, and her concise directions and easy-tofollow explanations make Kayla a popular clinician among EXCA members. Kayla’s clinic will be held at Creek Side Horse Park on July 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The third and final clinic presented by O.H.I.O. EXCA will be hosted by multiple-time world champion Lee Hart. A professional trainer, clinician, and level 4 EXCA judge, Lee has hosted several of his Cowboy Logic clinics with O.H.I.O. EXCA with great success and popularity. Lee’s goal is to teach the rider to communicate with the horse in a way they understand, using consistency and clear

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Hello May! Spring has sprung into full action mode and so have we. Our first show of the season is in a couple weeks and we are very excited about it. The show will be held at the Davis Ranch in Hardinsburg, Ind. You can find the full showbill on our Facebook page, Hoosier Quarter Pony Association. We will have three shows at Davis Ranch this year and two more shows will be held at Hartmeyer Stables in Muncie, Ind. For 2023 we plan to have more diverse locations in mind so we can cover all areas of Indiana and also invite our neighbors to the north, south, east, and west of our state to come and show with us. We are not just a ‘breed’ show, we offer more open classes than anything


because we like to encourage the fun and friendly atmosphere that our group promotes. It is always great to see every kind of horse, from Friesians, Drafts, Saddlebreds, Arabians, and of course the stock breeds come and have fun with us as well! We offer a good variety of classes with great judges and a great group of show volunteers to help you should you need it. Speaking of show volunteers, always remember that most folks putting on a horse show do it because they love it. It’s their passion and what they look forward to, be sure to thank them for all their hard work because without them, none of us could put on a very successful show. And then there are the exhibitors. We thank you for taking the time to come to our shows and making them as fun as they are. Each show is a learning experience for all involved and sometimes very humbling as well. Don’t ever be ‘too fancy’ to give a helpful tip or trick to somebody new to the show world. That moment in that day could be just what they needed and that person will never forget it. I’m making this month short and sweet! See you in print next month. Until then, be safe and God Bless the USA! Ride on! May 2022

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Somebody Hand Me a Sick Sack by Sarah Vas


ummer is shoving its way in once again, even as mud still marinates at the pasture gates. Thus begins the seasonal migration of equestrians headed for local fairgrounds or long hauling out of state to major competitions. Many load up for the occasional afternoon of trail trekking and communing with nature. Trailer trips skyrocket come the month of May. I just can’t bite my tongue any longer. You may have caught that recent story about the truck and trailer cut off by a car on a bridge overpass. The resulting wreck culminated in one horse being ejected, mostly, from the back slot of the slant load. I say mostly because, well, the halter and trailer tie held but the horse suffered an Old West Public Hanging neck injury. Don’t google it. It’s terrifying. We horse owners know that people

will tailgate or brake check our trucks and trailers all day long. That’s no excuse not to make every minute of the ride as pleasant as possible for our four-legged passengers, not to mention safe. There’s constant online lamenting over trailer loading issues and countless cures for a stubborn steed abjectly refusing to hop in the box, per se. All things being equal, let’s say you’ve addressed every possible training hole, provided every possible traveling comfort to the horse, and still, it just hates trailering. Anyone willing to consider that maybe it’s you? By this, I mean… how’s your driving? Never had an accident? No tickets on your record? Still. Can we talk about your chauffeuring skills, please? News flash. Unless your trailer has air ride suspension over the axles, I’m here to tell you that those hooves are leaving the floor

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back there. Having witnessed it myself as a secret stow away on many occasions, the average road bumps at speeds as low as 35 miles per hour can legitimately bounce your trailer hard enough to spring your horse up off the floor boards. It’s honestly unavoidable in the average trailer construction. But combined with your unpredictable braking, hasty accelerating, and aggressive turning, from your horse’s vantage point, even short trips can resemble a stomach-churning roller coaster. If you haven’t already, I strongly suggest heading to a large empty parking lot with a friend and ride inside your own trailer. Try not to hold on with your hands for stability. Putting yourself in your horse’s place even at slow speeds may convince you that your buddy is a maniac trying to kill you without witnesses. 25 mph feels like 45 and curves taken as if driving an average car will turn the trailer into the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at the county fair. Everything you do, double it. Take longer, turn slower, accelerate smoother. Ease off the gas well back from stop signs and let gravity and physics slow you way down before softly applying the brake in the final stretch. When pulling away from a full stop, creep in low gear and don’t hit the throttle until your trailer is straight behind you again. Changing lanes should be as slow and lazy as honey on a winter’s day. Your foot on the gas should be as controlled as a tightrope walker over Time Square. Ignore all the beeping and road rage around you and crawl along smoothly like a luxury ocean liner trying not to make waves. The more you minimize the lurching and stuttering from behind the wheel, the more refreshed and calm the horses will be upon arrival. And regarding the other drivers, I can’t stress enough the skill of anticipating their moves. Too bad about that post-event exhaustion on the drive home. Keeping eyes on high alert all around your vehicle at the first hint of traffic is your job. For example, when a car strides up beside you on the highway with intentions of passing, anticipate that driver slipping in too close to your front bumper. Ease off


the throttle just so, long before the driver’s car is right up next to your truck. There’s another critical way to prevent problems with your horse’s trailering manners beyond hay bags and open windows. Did you know that trailer brake tension should be checked and adjusted to every load, every trip? An empty trailer weighs far less than a fully loaded tack room and three horse’s worth of poundage pushing your truck down the road. Here’s a good habit. Upon leaving from anywhere and onto the first paved section of roadway, get up to about 10 miles per hour, then take your foot off the gas and brake pedals. Manually squeeze that brake controller lever. This engages just the trailer’s brakes but not the truck brakes. Take note of how that feels. Trailer brakes are there to help the tow vehicle. Based on what the truck, trailer, and all the contents weigh for any trip, the trailer brakes should slow your truck down but not stop it with a lurch. If your truck and trailer yank to a hard stop without any help from the truck brakes, your trailer brakes are set too crisp and tight for that day’s trailer weight! Back off the number a bit and try again. If your brake test coasts along without some discernable drag sensation from the trailer brakes alone, well, I can attest to the fact that your truck will experience the same alarming shove from behind like I felt in Kansas! You can’t cheat the science. Gravity. It’s the Law. And Physics doesn’t care how much you butt pucker when you slam to a stop. If your trailer brakes aren’t set for the day’s work, that’s your own fault. Not the suburban full S May 2022

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Join CADS for Clinics, Schooling Shows, Western Dressage Shows PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes TREASURER, David Crawford EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Cathy Suffecool It’s spring—part 2! I don’t know if you feel this way, but winter seemed to go really slowly this year. Spring seems to be speeding by like the Road Runner trying get away from the coyote! But spring just never

seems to fully get here either. Just when you think that it’s going to be great to ride outside and start getting ready to plant, it snows! (In my house, snow is a four-letter word!) At Classical Attraction Dressage Society (CADS), we are really busy getting ready for the show season, not to mention all the clinics we’re hosting. If you ride it, we have a clinic for it! We’re hosting a Western Dressage Clinic with Joann Williams on May 7-8. This is a terrific chance to work with one of the top judges in western dressage. You can still sign up at You don’t have to be a member to

participate in any of our clinics. We’re having a Horsemanship Clinic with Tarrin Warren May 13-17. This clinic focuses on the topic of horsemanship for all disciplines. There are private, semi-private and classroom sessions available for everyone. CADS is thrilled to announce we are having the first Western Dressage Lite Show on July 2. This will be the first recognized Western Dressage show in Northern Ohio! Watch our website for information on entries. By the time you read this, our first schooling show will be in the books, but we are holding schooling shows every month from April through October.

Our shows have both classical and western dressage classes for all riding levels. Not sure if you would fit in? Come up and check us out!

frantically on every turn… maybe it’s the schlep steerin’ the limo.

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.

While many of you know Brecksville Stables as the home to CADS, do you know just how beautiful Brecksville Metroparks are to ride in? Brecksville is the largest of the Metroparks and we have trails for all levels of riding. Take this as an invitation! Come up to trail ride and take in a clinic, schooling show, western dressage show or recognized USAWE working equitation show. We’d love to have you join us for all the fun!

Sick Sack (Continued) of teenagers that just cut you off. Now, I understand. Accidents happen but take it from me. A pretty solid number of antiloading horses are just trying to tell you in whatever way possible that your driving stinks. If a horse fights going in, staying in, kicks the walls before leaving the driveway, or scrambles

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Tri-County Trail Association

Tri-County Trails Welcomes One and All to the 2022 Event Season PRESIDENT, Jim Mike VICE PRESIDENT, Terry McKain SECRETARY, Falicia Pitman TREASURER, Chuck Stephens WEBSITE,

by Kelly Jo Heffner Tri-County Trails would like to welcome everyone to stop by and visit! We have a fun-filled season of events coming this year. With the warmer weather comes camping, riding, shows, and of course delicious food served hot! Our first weekend event is the Spring Ride. It’s scheduled for May 20-22 at the pavilion at Tri-County Trails. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Weekend events include meals, rustic camping, and of course entertainment after Saturday dinner. There is always

something for the little ones to do as well, with the playground, and making new friends for hide and seek, or sitting around the fire ring roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories, and so much more! And of course, who could forget that we have a 50/50 drawing. This is the perfect opportunity to get out on the trails, enjoy friendships, make new friends and enjoy the beautiful views along the Tri-Co trails. Summer Bash is coming up soon also! This is one of the most popular events that we have every year. Get your reservation in soon. Summer Bash is scheduled for June 10-12. The food will be delicious, and the live band for entertainment after the activities and dinner will be great. There will be trail riding and the obstacle course for everyone to enjoy, as well as various events throughout the weekend for young and old to enjoy! Even

spectators will have a great time and be able to participate in this great event and celebrate with a dinner and music. There is a group trail ride, but also a map if you feel like venturing out on your own! Those are only two of the weekend events we have coming up this year, the ox roast will be in August, so plan ahead to attend. The big raffle will be at the ox roast also. Come on out and join the fun! 2022 EVENT CALENDAR MAY 1: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. MAY 14: Work Party, 10 a.m. MAY 20-22: Spring Ride Weekend JUNE 4: Work Party, 10 a.m. JUNE 5: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. JUNE 10-12: Summer Bash Weekend JULY 10: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m.

JULY 22-24: Away Ride; watch for upcoming information! AUG. 7: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. AUG. 13: Work Party, 10 a.m. AUG. 19-21: Ox Roast Weekend and Raffle SEPT. 10: Work Party, 10 a.m. SEPT. 11: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m. SEPT. 17: Fall Ride, 10 a.m.; Potluck after (time to be determined) OCT. 2: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m., E. Sparta Com. Bldg OCT. 8: Work Party, 10 a.m. OCT. 14-16: Halloween Weekend NOV. 6: Board Meeting and General Meeting, 5 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg NOV. 13: Thanksgiving Dinner, 2 p.m. NOV. 19: Work Party, 10 a.m. DEC. 4: Christmas Dinner, 5 p.m.; General Meeting/Elections, 6 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg

Massillon Saddle Club

More Ranch Classes on the Pleasure Showbill in 2022 PRESIDENT, Leanne; VICE PRESIDENT (CONTEST), Shae. VICE PRESIDENT (PLEASURE), Jeff; SECRETARY, Francine; TREASURER, Kathy EMAIL, WEBSITE,

Hello, everyone. Spring fever is here. Happy Spring! MSC hopes that all is well for you, your family and your friends. The 2022 Massillon Saddle Club show season is just a handful of days away. Would you like to complete your volunteer hours before the rush of show day? Show grounds cleanup is scheduled for May 1, and, May 7. (Please note the change from May 14 to May 7.) Both days start as 10 a.m. Spend a few hours catching up with friends after the long winter, and, complete while there are a multitude of easy projects that can be done, such as weeding the garden, gathering any branches that fell from the trees over the winter, removing the expired rail sponsorships...if you have a passion for a specific project, 24

please let us know. New ideas are always welcome. Fun Shows will be Oct. 2, and the Halloween show, Oct. 30; Contest Shows are May 29, June 26, July 10, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 (no rain dates will be scheduled); and, Pleasure Shows will be May 22 (Kay Tracy), June 5 (Phil Harstine), June 12 (Katherine Lefever), July 17 (Brigitte Brubaker), Aug. 7 (Lisa Miller), Aug. 21 (Duane Stutzman) with a rain date of Sept. 18. All dates are dependent on show ground conditions, and, any new Covid19 guidelines. Please check the MSC Facebook page. If in doubt, please call or text the numbers listed on the showbill, and ‘call before you haul’. Please note two date changes: The May 14 cleanup date has been rescheduled for May 7, and, the May 15 Fun Show has been cancelled due to an unanticipated scheduling conflict. Showbills have been posted to the website. The Contest and Fun Show formats remain unchanged. However, the Pleasure showbill has added a few classes. New this year is the addition of a few more Ranch classes, and, a $250 Walk/

Trot English/Western Pleasure class. Cross entering is permitted. These classes are open to all riders. You do not need to have traditional Ranch tack/clothing to participate in the Ranch classes. Only the horse’s Ranch-type movement (or, conformation for the Ranch Conformation class) is being judged. You may show in these classes in your English attire and tack, or your western sparkling show clothes. Tail extensions, hoof polish, braids, etc. are accepted. You will not be penalized if you do not have Ranch attire or tack. Some additional events may be added at the Massillon Saddle Club showgrounds. Please watch the our Facebook page, and the website for updates on possible future events that are in the planning stages. Dates and schedules are being researched. MSC is currently looking for an announcer, or several, to help on show days. And, there may be an opening for food stand staffed by 4H or any other group for the Fun Shows. If interested in announcing on a specific date, please let us know. A full day commitment is not required. And, it is an easy way to


complete volunteer hours. Announce at a show, and be a show day hero. Announcers are the unsung heroes of show day: they keep things moving along, and keep an eye out for anyone who may need assistance. On the job training can be provided. MSC is currently asking your opinions and ideas for the 2022 show season. How can the show be improved? Do you have any suggestions for updates/changes to showbills, websites or the Facebook page? What kind of year end awards would you like? We look forward to hearing your suggestions, thoughts, and ideas. If you are an entrepreneur, and would like to highlight your business, please consider a sponsorship. The sponsorship can either be monetary, or a donation of your specific product. Please see the MSC website for sponsorship information. If you have any recognitions or news that you would like added to the next newsletter, whether it is horse-related or not, feel free to email massilonsaddleclub@ MSC thanks you, and, hopes for health, happiness, and good horses, now, and in the future. May 2022

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Part 3:

The Language of Numbers Series by Christine Weisgarber


f you are a bit dizzy after reading last month’s article, fear not! Accountants and bookkeepers are here to translate the language of numbers for you. The purpose of this series is to introduce you to the basics so you have an idea of what numbers to look for and the questions you should ask. If you missed the previous two articles, The Horseman’s Corral has digital archives available on their website. They are a great way to look back at previous publications and not miss a hoofbeat. Let’s Review… First, we talked about the profit and loss report that shows net income, which is your profit minus your expenses. Then we covered the balance sheet which contains assets, liabilities, and equity accounts. There was also a bit of a warning that it does get complicated, and I admit, it was over simplified, but it is important to understand why a balance sheet exists and how it can be used to measure the health of your business. Money moves in different ways depending on what type of transaction takes place and what method of accounting you or your bookkeeper use. There is a report called the cash flow statement that, coincidentally, shows how money flows in the operation of a business. It is the most often overlooked but we are going to cover it in this final part of the series.


‘Three Activities’ All accounts are considered for the cash flow statement as adjustments to net income. In the first article I made an error and referred to the income statement as the cash flow statement, that is not the case, the income statement is the profit and loss report. What appears on every report or statement we have discussed including the one in this month’s article? If you said, ‘net income’ you are correct. Net income shows up on the profit and loss report, balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. That is understandable because we all want to know how profitable we are, how much money we made, and sometimes where it all went! The cash flow statement is comprised of three parts. The first is operating activities. Transactions that impact this section would be net income from boarding customers or selling tack; adjustments to cash for depreciation of equipment or retainers paid by clients. Next is investing activities. These are things like large purchases called capital expenditures. Capital expenditures are assets in the horse world like PEMF machines, treadmills, or new arena lights; really anything that is purchased that is a going to have a financial benefit to the business and has a measurable life for depreciation. The final part is financing activities. Generally, what appears as financing activities is money put in by the owner or partner and taken out as payment. Have you ever asked, “Where is the money?” after looking at your net income for the year. Well let’s use an example to explain how we can use the cash flow statement to help answer that question. A trainer with an annual net income of $50,000 has only $1,000 in the bank at the end of the year. There is less money physically in the bank than what is reflected on the profit and loss report as net income. This very common so we use the cash flow statement to see if he has earned more than he received (operating), how much he has spent on asset purchases (investing), and how much he has paid himself (financing). In this example, he has three horses in for training that have account (receivable) balances totally $9,000 he has not received payment, but he has completed the work. This will appear as an adjustment to net income by subjecting the amount he has not received under operating activities. Next, he also purchased hay equipment (assets) for $15,000. This also adjusts his net income by reducing the total under investing activities. Finally, he paid himself $25,000 throughout the course of the year. This amount appears as a financing activity that also makes an adjustment by decreasing the net income. Once, these adjustments are made the total cash for the period will be properly reflected as $1,000 of cash at the end of the year. These amounts only appear together on one report and that is the cash flow statement. Without this statement these transactions would be on the balance sheet but not applied to S


May 2022

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life for a weekend and connect with your horse in the beautiful outdoors? If a time-out is just what you’ve been needing then join us for our second annual Pamper Your Partnership weekend retreat. When: Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2022. Where: Creekside Horse Park in Waynesburg, Ohio You’ll enjoy a weekend of pampering for both you and your

horse! The weekend package includes professional photos with your horse, facials, foot spa, learning demos, trail ride, wine glass painting, massage, camp fires, incredible meals with spectacular desserts and the company of wonderful equestrians. You are sure to leave the weekend feeling relaxed and restored. The cost for the weekend package is $199 for the entire weekend. Sign up at www. Interested in competing with Premier Mountain Trail? Upcoming dates are: APRIL 30: Double C Farm MAY 8: Kal-Val Saddle Club MAY 21: Double C Farm MAY 22: Creek Side Horse Park JUNE 11-12: Holland Western JUNE 16-18: Creek Side Horse Park JUNE 18: Double C Farm JUNE 26: Kal-Val Saddle Club

with equine businesses and showing. She is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, member and supporter of the Massillon Saddle Club, and a proud mom of three young children. Her children were the deciding factor in opening her home-based business, Brazen Business Services LLC. Brazen, or brave, is exactly what it takes to start and run a business. She helps business owners navigate

business decisions by providing accurate, up to date financial information for a more profitable business without wasted time and stress. Her services are online based with great customer service for bookkeeping and income tax services. For more information visit www.

Number Series (continued) net income to reflect the amount of cash available. Hopefully, you can picture how the three parts of the cash flow statement connect the reports we have learned about. Using the cash flow statement to paint that picture allows you to see where money has come and gone. It answers questions all business owners have. I would be happy to review your financial information with you if you have

unanswered questions. It is much easier to access these reports I use if you are using accounting software like QuickBooks Online. To get expert advice on how to best utilize this software or get started call or text 330/4749984 or email Christine@ Christine Weisgarber has been around horses for more than half her life having experience

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s a young girl and on any given day, you might find me sitting in my room with the pink flowered wallpaper propped against my pillow with the Family Circus pillowcase. I spent my time cutting out pictures of horses to include in my scrapbook and reading and rereading the Black Stallion series. I rode rakes in the yard and spent weekends begging to be taken horseback riding. And I spent two glorious weeks at the YMCA Camp Tippecanoe. I am 52 this year and still remember Big Red and Shadowflax, my trusty camp steeds. I endlessly dreamed of owning my very own horse. Does this sound familiar? I am willing to bet I am not alone. In fact, studies suggest there could be at least 1.2 million households—or approximately 2.3 million adults—in the United States with both the resources and desire to adopt horses in need1. Our dream of owning a horse could very well help end the plight of horses most at-risk. There are an estimated 200,000 horses in transition at any given time in the U.S. These horses are housed in vetted equine rescues across the nation. There are many sad situations and extenuating circumstances that culminate in these horses being


at-risk. From humane agents stepping in to intervene in cases of criminal abuse and neglect to owners lovingly relinquishing their equine friends due to urgent health or financial circumstances, any horse can find themselves in transition hoping for a safe landing in a loving home. Today I am the director of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary. We uphold a mission to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses as well as farm animals from any of the situations I’ve described. Our team works hard, we are thorough and we get the job done. At Happy Trails we believe that when our job is done, the best is yet to come for each of these horses. We are one of many reputable organizations that would argue our transition horses are just horses. They aren’t sad. They aren’t used up or broken. They are hopeful, thriving beings ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. These horses are worthy of love, just like any horse. Each has a personality, each has a story and there is someone out there for every equine soul in transition. One is waiting for you. How would you make it happen? Let’s say the words on this page make your heart beat a little

faster. You think maybe, just maybe...You browse the Internet or visit your local rescue and you fall in love. You are ready for the warmth of a horse muzzle, the nuzzle of an equine companion, the commitment of unconditional love. Take the first step. Any rescue dedicated to the welfare of horses is waiting for your phone call. Don’t have land? Horses can be boarded at full-care facilities. Don’t know a vet or farrier? Recommendations can be made. Don’t know what a farrier is? Or if horse insurance is right for you? Equine professionals are ready and willing to share their love of horses and their knowledge of equine care and nutrition with you. I was 32 when I got my first horse. During a day trip, a trailer hauling horses to Quarter Horse congress sparked a conversation. I spoke my dream out loud. I want to own a horse. With the support of my husband I began to gain courage and gather information. And that began my search for my very own horse. He was a big, beautiful dark bay Thoroughbred with coffee colored dapples and a life mission to care for me and teach me. Jazz Because. I loved that horse with all I had and he saw me through some rough waters. The trajectory of my life


was forever changed. But don’t just take it from me. My favorite story of introduction is of Piper, a little Welsh pony, and her best friend Linda. Anything is possible. The possibilities sometimes just need to be presented. It just needs to click. You CAN own a horse. Linda Smith found herself doing those ‘just maybe’ searches, having been introduced to a friend’s mini donkeys. There was Piper’s picture with a brief description. Linda recalls, “I can’t explain it but I was immediately drawn to this girl, so much so that I called the next day about sponsoring her. I believe Piper and I were meant to be together. In a way we’re like two peas in a pod. She’s older and so am I. She is a pony-sized horse and I am short. Piper has residual nerve damage from EPM; I have peripheral nerve damage, and both of us are challenged with arthritis. I could go on but after the first visit I knew I wanted to adopt Piper and began figuring out how to make that happen. The help and encouragement from the sanctuary staff both before and after adoption has been wonderful. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to become a first-time horse owner without May 2022

Mid-Ohio Marauders

2022 CMSA Jeffers National Championship PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Steve Keech

Lola Goodson, SL3. Photo credit: Gwen Palmer-Vrh

Tristan Vrh, Showcase. Photo credit: Gwen Palmer-Vrh

The CMSA Jeffers National Championship just wrapped up, and the Mid-Ohio Marauders were well represented! The best shooters from across the county converge in Tunica, MS, for a week of competition, comradery and fun. This is a great shoot, and one of the easier major CMSA shoots to get to. You can drive to Tunica in a day, so if you haven’t attended, you should add this wonderful shoot to your bucket list. I will touch on a few of the top Marauder results. Lola Goodson placed third in Senior Ladies 3. Vernon Shaw placed second in Senior Mens 3. Steve Keech was first in Rifle

and is the CMSA National Rifle Champion! The Marauders also had good representation in the Showcase on Thursday and Friday nights for the top 10 cowboys and cowgirls in Calvary, Eliminator and Senior Incentive. Tristan Vrh represented in his very first Eliminator Showcase! Tim Calvin represented in the Cavalry Showcase and Renee Calvin represented in the Open Senior Incentive Showcase! Tyler Vrh placed 49 overall out of about 200 of the best shooters in the country! Congratulations to all the competitors!

If you are interested in joining the Mid-Ohio Marauders, the Central Ohio club for CMSA, please visit us at Midohiomarauders. com or on Facebook at Mid-Ohio Marauders. See you soon! 2022 SCHEDULE APRIL 30-MAY 1: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH MAY 20-22: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH JUNE 24-26: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH JULY 22-24: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH AUG. 19-21: Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH

Vern Shaw, SM3. Photo credit: Gwen Palmer-Vrh

Steve Keech, rifle. Photo credit: Gwen Palmer-Vrh Mid-West SEPT. 23-25: Regional’s Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH OCT. 23: AAQH Congress Shootout, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH

A Girl Can Dream (Continued) them. I’ve had questions and they’ve always been there with answers and good guidance.” It just needs to click. You CAN own a horse. Please consider reaching out to a local rescue or even a rescue across the nation that houses that perfect horse for you. I guarantee there will be a network of advocates waiting for you who will work to make the connection happen. What happened to me, the little girl who dreamed a big dream? I took a leap of faith. I owned that first horse. Without land. Without experience. Without a tribe. And what I gained moved me way beyond my wildest imaginings. I am now the executive director of an organization that oversees

the lives of, last year, 66 adopted horses. What if you believe? What if you share this story with a friend and they believe? I believe with all my heart in the power of possibility. The possibility that one day there will be no more at-risk horses. That with education and a little faith there will be a person for every single horse to provide love, care and protection.

A girl can dream. 1 Weiss, E.; Dolan, E.D.; Mohan-Gibbons, H.; Gramann, S.; Slater, M.R. Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States. Animals 2017, 7, 53. https://doi. org/10.3390/ani7070053

Drawn to horses at a young age, Laurie transitioned from horse enthusiast to equine professional, earning her current role as executive director of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary, leading rescue efforts to bring horses and farm animals to safety since 2016. Laurie continues to develop her personal and professional passion for horses as a student/intern at Monty Roberts Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, CA on the path to certified equine trainer. May 2022



Spring Fencing Series Part 3

Electrifying Your Fence by Lisa Kiley


ast month we discussed installing the rope fencing to the posts and how to run the lines and space it correctly. This month, we are going to discuss the final step of getting the fencing installed which is making sure that the electrical components of the fence are installed and working properly. While some horses will respect unelectrified rope fencing, most will take the opportunity to push on lines and test the boundaries of the pasture, especially if the grass is greener on the other side or they have a neighbor they would like to go meet. When dealing with fence that is specifically meant to be electrified, it poses a safety issue to use the fence without proper electrical installation.

When finishing up the installation of the fence you will notice that some of the most important pieces that involve the electrification involve copper. Copper is one of the most highly conductive metals and will help make sure that the electric runs smoothly and current is strong. When selecting the type of rope wire you will be using, look for one with several strands of copper wire which will improve the connectivity and stand up better over time. Copper split bolts are used at any termination points in the fence to loop the fencing back to itself after it has been installed on the insulator. Copper pieces will be more costly than standard metal components, but it is a worthwhile expense when it comes to the functionality of the fence. Coated copper lead out wire is the MVP of the electrified fence. It is the link between the lines and the charger. It gives the installer a lot of versatility when it comes to how the fence will be configured. For example, when you electrify the lines of the fence, the lead out wire is what is used to connect the lines from one to another and keep the current of electricity going. Similarly, when there is a gate in the pasture, the lead out wire is taken down into the ground and across to the other side to keep the connection going. When burying lead out wire, it is recommended to be 6”-12” under the ground. In high traffic areas, like gates, 12” is highly recommended. Even though the wire is coated, it is a good idea to protect it with a piece of conduit when going underground. Not only will this provide protection against the elements and traffic, if for some reason the wire would need to be replaced, it can be pulled out of the conduit and re-installed without doing a total dig up. The lead out wire is also what is used to take the current of electricity from the charger to the fence. Choosing the right charger for the fencing project is an important decision, because it is the source of the power output and electrical current that makes the fence work. There are many styles to choose from, but the two main types are electric and solar. Fence chargers are rated by a unit of measure called a joule. A one joule output would roughly translate to one mile of fencing. Choosing a charger that has enough output capability for the length of fence you have is key. It is also important to remember to not just measure what you need by the length of your fence, but by how many strands you

have installed, i.e. 1000’ of four strands of fence would be 4000’ and therefore getting close to the 1-mile mark which is 5280’ requiring 1 joule of electricity. Traditional electrical chargers will provide a more consistent charge over time and can be found in a variety of joule outputs for every fence project size. A solar charger may be the way to go if you are interested in saving energy or the area where you are building the fence does not have easy access to electricity. However, solar chargers will fluctuate day to day on how much of a power output they have, which can lead to inconsistency in how well the fence is performing. The power is reliant on the sun, so several cloudy days can result in a fence that is not fully functioning. While these chargers do have a battery back-up, that battery needs to be fully charged before putting it to use, which typically translates to three to four days of sitting in the sun before it is hooked up. If the battery isn’t fully charged before it is first used, it will never be able to keep up with the demands of the electrical output which will lead to problems in effectiveness of the fence. The final step in the electrifying a fence is installing a grounding system. Copper clad ground rods provide the strength of steel and the connectivity of copper. For the best grounding, a three-rod system is highly suggested. The first rod should be placed approximately 25ft from the charger and the next two ground rods should be placed 10’ apart in a triangular formation. Finding a low-lying spot that typically holds moisture is the best location for ground rods and allows them to work most effectively. The depth of the ground rod will depend on the area where you are working, 6’ would be the absolute minimum and sufficient only in areas where ground moisture is common. On arid land, the ground rods may need to go much deeper into the ground even up to 12’ to have the same effect. While solar chargers are meant to be exposed to the elements so they can soak up the sun, electric chargers need to be shielded from the weather. They can be installed inside a barn, or a box can be purchased or constructed to protect the unit. It is also a good idea to invest in a fence tester or voltmeter to have on hand and regularly test the fence to ensure that it is working properly. Keeping grass/weeds mowed down under the first line of electric and keeping branches and bushes off the lines is also important for the maintenance of the fence. Keep a regular schedule of checking fence lines to ensure that there is nothing interfering with the fence. Lastly, it is always a good idea to post a sign indicating that it is electrified, this can help prevent a person from unintentionally getting shocked by the fence. If you have any questions about how to plan or install your next fencing project, give Cashmans a call or go online to set up an appointment to speak with one of our fencing experts. 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.



May 2022

Western Dressage

How do I get a Better Score? by Kelley Bitter


he most asked question I get about western dressage is, how do I get a better score? My answer is always that depends. I know it is a frustrating answer but, you must look at what problem areas have been identified. One thing I love about western dressage is that you get a long sheet that states every movement in the test. This sheet also tells you your score and what the judge had to say about each movement. It’s like a mini lesson. I recommend looking at each maneuver score and comment very carefully. From these comments you can use my three-step evaluation system. First know your test. What are the overall requirements? For example, in basic test 3 the purpose of the test is to show suppleness, freely forward movement, a clear steady gait rhythm and light contact. Additionally, the horse accepts the aids calmly. The emphasis in this test is on relaxation, harmony, rideability and pure gaits. The horse should also start to show impulsion and balance. Remember you get a score for each maneuver. Look at the directive of each maneuver. A 6 is satisfactory, meaning you completed the basic maneuver, and it was recognizable. Let’s look at a maneuver in basic test 3. Number 8 maneuver reads between K and A develop a working lope left lead. That sounds simple right? Let’s look at the directive. The directive for that maneuver is willing smooth transition; regularity and quality of the lope; balanced and bend in corner. That gives us more to go on. Say on this maneuver you got a 6.5. What does that mean? A 6 is a satisfactory movement. The maneuver was performed, and the judge could clearly tell that was the correct maneuver and that the quality of the maneuver was helped or limited by the confirmation, training, and rider. So that maneuver was OK. What does the .5 mean? That is a

modifier that when the judge thinks about the training wheel, the test requirements and the directives of the maneuver, you did better than a 6, but not enough for the higher score of 7. You can get a better idea of how well you did by looking at the comments of the maneuver. A comment for this maneuver may be “smooth transition, tense in bend and a bit hollow, needs more engagement and softer aids, a bit resistant at end.” Now use my three-step evaluation method. What do you stop doing? What do you start doing? What do you keep doing? The problem areas with this maneuver are lack of relaxation and lack of connection. Sound familiar? They should, those are on the training wheel. “Tense and a bit hollow, needs more engagement in bend” was the first comment. Start to work on relaxation and suppleness. You won’t have good connection until you have those two things first. Let’s think about why the horse may be tense and hollow. What is the pilot doing up there? Maybe you need to stop moving your hands so much, maybe you need better balance and elasticity in your seat. Maybe your hands or aids were overbearing. That was mentioned wasn’t it. That would be what you stop doing. You need to use softer aids. Your horse told on you being resistant. The transition to the lope was smooth. You would continue to give the aids and move your horse into the smooth transition. Here, the three-step method gave you a starting point. You need to work first on relaxation and suppleness. Remember the training wheel. Once you move from the relaxation and suppleness you can then have connection, self-carriage, and acceptance of the aid. If you can work on what to start doing, stop doing and continue doing, your score will increase. But don’t forget about the training wheel. It is what the judge uses to give each maneuver a score. It is OK to go back to the beginning of rhythm and suppleness to help with each maneuver. Remember it is about the journey! Until next time, enjoy the ride! Kelley Bitter is the owner of Buckeye Performance Horse Center and The Winning Edge Mental Performance Coaching in Newbury, Ohio. A second-generation horsewoman, Kelley began riding and showing at 4 years old. In her teens, she started riding Arabians in various discipline and won several Regional and USEF titles over the last 50 years. Kelley started riding Western Dressage in 2016. In 2018 Kelley attended the WDAA Train the Trainer program. She has won several titles including placing two of her Arabians in the WDAA World show in 2020 top 15. At the WDAA International Challenge 2021 she placed with her Quarter Horse, Arabians and her student received top ten in the Gaited Division. Kelley currently runs training programs for Western Dressage, Western Pleasure, Arabian Sport Horse and she is also a TIP trainer. Kelley also holds a certification as a Mental Performance Coach and help equestrians in all disciplines overcome fear, anxiety and stress in the showring.

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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 2022 MAY 1 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 9036 Leopard Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772, MAY 1 — 20th Annual Medina Kids Care for the Medina County Home Residents Benefit Horse Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-7222342,, www. MAY 1 — Southeastern Ohio Horse Show Open Horse Show, Hartford County Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton, OH. FMI: Leighton Wetzel, 740868-9847 MAY 1 — 6th Annual Coggins Clinic, Turtle Lake Campground, 854 Miller Road, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353

MAY 5-7 — Knott County Trail Ride/Horse Show/Auction, 300 Elk Drive, Leburn, KY. FMI: 606-785-5592 MAY 6 — Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850 MAY 6-7 — Fieldstone Farm Annual Tack Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6th) 9-noon (7th), 16497 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: 440-708-0013, MAY 6-7 — Superior Friesian Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www.mthopeauction. com MAY 6-7 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI:, www. MAY 6-7 — 6th Annual Punchy Pearl Barrel Race, Hughstons Cow Camp Arena, McBain, MI. FMI: Lori Ebels, 231-878-3445 MAY 6-7 — Yoder Bros. Spring Horse & Carriage Auction, Isabella County Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, MI. FMI: 989386-9082 MAY 6-8 — Great 8 Zone-O-Rama, C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: zone8apha@, MAY 6-8 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail Play Day/Kelly Chapman Clinic/PMT Challenge, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573

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MAY 6-8 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190,, www. MAY 7 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. MAY 7 — Ranch Riding Clinic with Mike Schmidt, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: MAY 7 — SOQPA Open Fuzzy Horse Show, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740-4748000,, www. MAY 7 — Ruggles Arena IBRA, NPBA Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419210-7204 MAY 7 — Spring Tune-Up Desensitizing Workshop, 8:30 a.m., Cleveland Metroparks Timberlane Farm, 9650 Boston Rd., North Royalton, OH. FMI: 440-3219996, MAY 7 — 4D Barrel & Pole Jackpot, Riverland Arena, 9675 Riverland Ave. SW, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 7 — Steve Duckworth Memorial WV IBRA Double Point/Fundraiser Show, Nicholas Co. Veterans Memorial Park, 19 Memorial Park Dr., Summersville, WV. FMI: Ashley Skaggs, 304-646-4927. MAY 7 — Saddle Up Open Show Series, 9 a.m., 1950 McCorkle Rd., South Park, PA. FMI: Jennifer Wright, 412-498-9142 MAY 7 — NKHN Dressage Schooling Show, Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jackie Holland, 859-816-1095 MAY 7 — LaRue County Saddle Club Western Pleasure/Ranch Fun Show, 210 Goodin-Williams Rd., Hodgenville, KY. FMI: Stephanie Florence, 270-735-2806 MAY 7-8 — Classical Attraction Dressage Western Dressage Clinic with Joanne Williams, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 7-8 — Carroll County OHC Trail Work Party (w/free camping), Jefferson Lake State Park (day ride area), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. MAY 7-8 — The Beverly Upell Memorial Horse Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH 108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: MAY 7-8 — Indiana Ponies of America Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapoa@, MAY 7-8 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail, 9 a.m., 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Lori Freund, 269-720-9852 MAY 7-8 — Top Hand Clinic, Heaven’s Drovers Cowboy Church, 1079 Jackstown Rd., Paris, KY. FMI: Kenton, 859-473-4452,


MAY 7-8 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday & Sunday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304288-0123 MAY 8 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI: Visit on FB @ Steubenville Saddle Club MAY 8 — Valley City Saddle Club 2022 Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-3346434,, MAY 8 — Spring Hunter Pace, Horse Hill Acres, 2305 Timber Rd., Bergholz, OH. FMI: 740-381-6705,, MAY 8 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, MAY 12-15 — All American Youth Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI: youthhorseshow@, MAY 13 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. MAY 13 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Friday Fun Shows, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304-360-0013 MAY 13-14 — Horseman’s Mission Select Sale, Rocking T Ranch, 474 St. Rt. 58, Sullivan, OH. FMI: Ray Raber, 330-2752877, MAY 13-14 — Morgan & Morgan Cross Sale, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Ernie Yoder, 260-499-0092 MAY 13-15 — Mounted Archery Clinic (13th) & Competition (14-15th)/Ranch Riding Clinic (14th)/Mountain Trail Clinic (15th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, www.creeksidehorsepark. com MAY 13-15 — Classical Attraction Dressage Working Equitation Clinic with Tarrin Warren, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 13-15 — The Appreciation Show sponsored by Leonard Truck & Trailer, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329,, www. MAY 13-15 — Hoosier Palomino Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Terry, 812-343-4354, tdcoffman9284@ MAY 13-15 — Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Carol, 517-655-4712, MAY 13-15 — Rebellion Series Speed Show, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, turtlelakecampground@

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May 2022

Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2022 Fun Shows

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds Judge: Amber Wise

5 Ribbons Awarded For Each Class!

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Dave Riedel

SUNDAY, JULY 17 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds (rain date: July 24) Judge: Jay Lanzer


Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Amber Wise

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 Lewis Rd. Show Grounds Judge: Dave Riedel

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) Course description & rules posted at registration area. 17. **Western Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) 18. Western Pleasure 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.

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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.

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 38 MAY 13-15 — West Virginia Barrel & Pole Futurity, Winfield Riding Club Arena, 5449 State Route 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: 304-8822195, MAY 14 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Series, Madison County Fairgrounds Coughlin Arena, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhanav MAY 14 — Ashtabula County OHC Gaming Buckle Series & Cornhole Tournament, Pierpoint Fire Hall, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpoint, OH. FMI: Christy Burdick, 440856-9460, MAY 14 — Cow Horse Jackpot Show, Vickers Horse Park, Canfield, OH. FMI: MAY 14 — Lil’ Hooves, Big Hearts Miniature Equine Charity Fun Show, Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: Cathy Foster, 740-972-8525,, www.lilhooves. MAY 14 — Mt. Hope Horse Sale, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, MAY 14 — The Holistic Horse Farm Schooling Show, 10 a.m., 2050 Cedarville Rd., Goshen, OH. FMI: Kim Kinder, 513327-8026, MAY 14 — Vickers Mountain Trail Challenge, 10 a.m., 9260 W. Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Laura Wiencek, 724-301-2244 MAY 14 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573

MAY 14 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Opening Day, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www. eriehuntand MAY 14 — Spring Fun Show, Gray Hawk Park, Gray Hawk, KY. FMI: Ralonda Nicholson, 606-493-5604 MAY 14 — West KY Jackpot Speed Series, Fredonia Valley Riding Club, 201 Dalton Rd., Fredonia, KY. FMI: Blair Knight, 270350-5460 MAY 14-15 — OPHC Buckeye Extravaganza, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Tim Snapp, 937-308-1611, tsnapp@, MAY 14-15 — 2-Day Ranch Clinic (no cattle), Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740666-1162, MAY 14-15 — Happily Ever After Horse Show Series, Delaware County Fair, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. FMI:, https:// MAY 14-15 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@, Find us on Facebook MAY 14-15 — Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Fuzzy Show-Jumping, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. FMI:, www. MAY 14-15 — INHSRA High School Rodeo, Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S, Lebanon, IN. FMI:

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

Saturday, May 21, 2022 8:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

Tack & Equipment Mini Donkeys & Mini Ponies Horses & Ponies to follow.

All Animals Must Have Halter & Lead Rope. Commission Rates is as follows: Each animal $25 plus 10%, Tack 20%, Saddles & Carts 10%, No sales $25. Veterinarian will be available day of sale for Coggins: $30. Terms of Sale: Cash or GOOD Check with proper ID. Out-of-State checks must have letter of credit from your bank. Coggins and health papers required on out-of-state animals.

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

2022 AUCTION DATES July 23 October 8 • November 26 For More Information: Auctioneer Daniel Schrock Ohio License #2015000116

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MAY 14-15 — Barrel Racing & Roping Clinics with Sherrylynn & Mike Johnson, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Damn Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: 724-859-5572, www. MAY 15 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Fun Show Series, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI:, www.facebook. com/southernohioheartofhorsemanship MAY 15 — Butler County Tack & Treasure Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, OH. FMI: Tena Collier, 513-7063847, MAY 15 — Ohio Valley Carriage Club Driving Derby, Champions Center Outdoor Covered Arena, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI:, MAY 16 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), MAY 19-22 — Buckeye Sweepstakes, World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937962-4336, MAY 20 — Friday Night Lights, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517 MAY 20-22 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214,, MAY 20-22 — Tri-County Trail Association Spring Ride Weekend, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, MAY 20-22 — Pinto Horse Assoc. of Ohio Summer Warm Up Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 18, Wauseon, OH. FMI: MAY 20-22 — Rising Star Ranch Rider Confidence Clinic Session 2, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502-494-5314, MAY 20-22 — Michigan Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI: MAY 20-22 — PA 4-H Animal Science Camp, University Park, PA. FMI: 814-863-3824, MAY 20-22 — Come Again Horse Camp Organized Trail Ride, 6192 S. Wyandott Cave Rd., Leavenworth, IN. FMI: 812-7388981, MAY 21 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, 8:30 a.m., Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905, MAY 21 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 21 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Treharne Training Center, 49053 FredericktownClarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, ohiovalleyteampenning MAY 21 — Belmont County Saddle Club All Breed Open Show, 10 a.m., 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958


MAY 21 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Jamie Horsky, 419-496-6549, www. MAY 21 — Under The Oaks Open Show, Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170,, Find us on Facebook MAY 21 — Harry Hughes Speed Series 2022, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419764-6359, MAY 21 — Bring The Bling Horse Show, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH. FMI: Leah Creamer, 419-203-5064 MAY 21 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. MAY 21 — Tri-County Show Series Show #1, 9 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: buckrunrd@ MAY 21 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013 MAY 21 — Grass Lake Equestrian Team Annual Tack Sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sheila Shortz Barn, 2720 Mt. Hope Rd., Grass Lake, MI. FMI: Sheila Shorts, 517-403-1813, MAY 21 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association Show, WKU L.D. Brown Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Greg, 270-646-8495 MAY 21-22 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Open Range I & II Shoot, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar St., Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen, 330-719-3290 MAY 21-22 — Ranch Riding (21st) & Mountain Trail Competition (22nd), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, MAY 21-22 — Quad-A-Rama, University of Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd, 419-306-2259,, MAY 21-22 — Ohio State Buckskin Association Buckskin Memorial Classic, Preble County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398,, MAY 21-22 — Sue Adams Memorial Horse Show, Clermont County Fairgrounds, Owensville, OH. FMI: 513-383-0191 (text), MAY 21-22 — Southern Ohio Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740474-8000, MAY 21-22 — Palomino Exhibitors of Indiana Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Nancy, 260-672-2841, MAY 21-22 — Spring Into Summer Ranch Show series, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: MAY 21-22 — Great Lakes Spring Classic ASPC/AMHR/ASPR/Gypsy/Drum/Draft Show, Ionia Fairgrounds Administration Building, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. FMI: 614-519-2912, buckeye.spring.classic@

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 40 MAY 21-22 — East Coast Outlaws CMSA Event, Keystone Horse Center, Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: MAY 21-22 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: www. MAY 22 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, MAY 22 — Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show, 10 a.m., Davis Ranch, Hardinsburg, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216 MAY 25-29 — Brave Horse I, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, MAY 26-29 — Buckeye Reining Spectacular, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 27 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. MAY 27 — Mid Ohio Memorial Cataloged Trotting Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188, thurman@mthopeauction. com, MAY 27 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@,

MAY 27-28 — Great Lakes Breakout POR, Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, MI. FMI:, www. MAY 27-29 — NOQHA Spring Extravaganza, Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: MAY 27-29 — Michigan All Morgan Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, Lansing, MI. FMI:, MAY 27-29 — TLC Equine Speed Show Spring Fling, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, MAY 27-29 — Bluegrass Miniature Horse Club ASPC/AMHR/ASPR 2022 National Area III Show, Central KY Ag Expo, Liberty, KY. FMI: Lisa Leonard, 270-929-6292, MAY 28 — Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Annual Rich Peterson Hammer-In, Pegasus Farm Equestrian Center, 7490 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH. FMI: https://www. MAY 28 — Preble County OHC 2022 Speed & Fun Show Series, 10 a.m., Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp, 4 Mile Valley Rd., Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Becky, 937417-4359, pcohc MAY 28 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, MAY 28 — Crazy Woman Ranch IBRA Barrels, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850,

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MAY 28 — Black Swamp Open Horse Show, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Brian, 419-406-0094 MAY 28 — Spring Hunter Pace, Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. FMI: 330-222-2089, jackie@stonegatefarm. org, MAY 28 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. MAY 28 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 MAY 28 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Western Clinic, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-4507380, www.eriehuntand MAY 28-29 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. MAY 28-29 — Mid-Ohio Dressage Spring I & II USEF/USDF Level 1, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: MAY 28-29 — Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Kaylee Clagett, 419-656-5669, diamondkfarm20@, groups/433577480036595 MAY 28-29 — Tri-State Speed & Performance Show (Speed 28th, Performance 29th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419707-0398, MAY 28-29 — 4 Season Equine Association Open Horse Show Series, Northwestern Fairgrounds, Traverse City, MI. FMI: Tallie, 231-944-6269, MAY 28-29 — IN Ponies of America Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapoa@gmail. com, MAY 29 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: MAY 29— Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), MAY 29 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. MAY 29 — Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series, 9 a.m., Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook MAY 29 — Pioneer City Riding Club Open Horse Show, Washington County Fairgrounds, Marietta, OH. FMI: Devin Shutts, 740-429-0062, www. MAY 30 — Spring Hunter Pace, Shenanigans Stables, 7310 Abbey Rd., Carrollton, OH. FMI: 814-434-0914,, www. JUNE 2022 JUNE 1-5 — Brave Horse II, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, JUNE 3-5 — Blue Ribbon Driving Show, Ionia County Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. FMI:, www.



JUNE 3-5 — Wagon/Horseback Trail Ride, Pretzel Arena, 3783 Moyers Rd., Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@, JUNE 3-5 — Paul Humphrey Breaking The Mold 3-Day Clinic, Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City, PA. FMI: Kayla Kaminski, 724-496-2114, www. JUNE 3-7 — Henry County Saddle Club AQHA/IQHA Indy Circuit, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@, JUNE 4 — Rising Star Ranch Open Show Series, Rising Star Ranch, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502-494-5314,, www. JUNE 4 — Just For Fun Show sponsored by Defiance County OHC, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Faiground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Kate Limber, 419-956-8115 JUNE 4 — Tri-County Show Series Show #2, 9 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: buckrunrd@ JUNE 4 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013 JUNE 4 — Saturday Night Show, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517 JUNE 4 — Valley View Farm Schooling Show Series, Knox County Fairgrounds, 601 Fairgrounds Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 419564-1205,, JUNE 4 — LaRue County Saddle Club Western Pleasure/Ranch Fun Show, 210 Goodin-Williams Rd., Hodgenville, KY. FMI: Stephanie Florence, 270-735-2806 JUNE 4 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Dressage Clinic, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-4507380, www.eriehuntand JUNE 4 — Saddle Up Open Show Series, 9 a.m., 1950 McCorkle Rd., South Park, PA. FMI: Jennifer Wright, 412-498-9142 JUNE 4 — Haflinger Expo, Rocky Lane Farm, 2045 W 050 N, LaGrange, IN. FMI: Stephen Yoder, 260-463-3223 JUNE 4-5 — Beginners Horsemanship Clinic (4-5th) & Scavenger Hunt (4th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, JUNE 4-5 — 2-Day Ranch Clinic with Cattle, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, JUNE 4-5— Carroll County OHC Trail Work Party (w/free camping), Jefferson Lake State Park (day ride area), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. JUNE 4-5 — Fulton County Saddle Club Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: www. JUNE 4-5 — Indiana CMSA & Custers Cowboys Strapped For Brass Series, Chief Lafontaine Saddle Club, 792 N. 200 W., Huntington, IN. FMI: Jolyn, 989-666-3820 JUNE 4-5 — Henry County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@gmail. com,

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HALTER & SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES 1. 2 Year Old & Under Halter (Horse) 2. Pony Halter (56” & under) 3. Miniature Horse Halter 4. Pee Wee Halter (exhibitor 8 & under) 5. Registered Quarter Horse Halter 6. Registered Horse Halter (excludes classes 3 & 4) 7. Non-Registered Horse Halter 8. Ranch Horse Halter 9. Pee Wee Showmanship (exhibitor 8 & under) 10. Adult Showmanship (18+ years old) 11. Youth Showmanship (14-17 years old) 12. Youth Showmanship (9-13 years old) 13. Grand & Reserve Showman (all 1st & 2nd place showman) $20 Awarded to Grand Showman 14. Grand & Reserve Horse (all 1st & 2nd horse/pony) $20 Awarded to Grand Halter Horse — 30 Minute Break — Classes: $5 each Grounds Fee: $5 per equine Ribbons placed 1st-5th

Show to start at 10 AM • Rain or Shine PERFORMANCE CLASSES

Will not begin before Noon *Please inform entry booth of tack changes

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Lead Line (riders 8 & under) Open Pleasure Driving (points class) Open Driving Reinsmanhip (points class) Open Driving Obstacle (points class) Open Driving Obstacle (timed) (points class) Beginner Walk Trot (rider ineligible for canter classes) (all ages) Open Warm Up Pleasure (no ribbons - $3) Pony Pleasure (56” & under) Jr. Snaffle Bit Pleasure (horse/pony 5 yr. & under) Advanced Walk Trot (no restrictions) $20 to 1st place Open Youth Pleasure (rider 18 & under) Open Saddle Seat Pleasure Open Gaited Horse/Pony (no canter) Open Hunt Seat Pleasure Open English Equitation (W/T/C) Open English Equitation (W/T) (horse/pony 5 year & under) Hunter Hack (2 jumps) (W/T/C)

• August 6

32. Open Walk Trot (no restrictions) 33. Youth Walk Trot (18 year & under) $20 to 1st place 34. 5 Year & Under Pleasure (E/W) (W/T only) 35. Open Western Pleasure $20 to 1st place 36. Adult Horsemanship 37. Youth Horsemanship (14-17 yr) 38. Youth Horsemanship (9-13 yr) 39. Open Ladies Pleasure (English/Western) 40. Jack Benny/Mae West (39 yr+ WTC English/Western) 41. Open Mens Pleasure (English/Western) 42. Registered Quarter Horse Pleasure (English/Western) 43. Open Registered Pleasure (English/Western) (excluding classes 37 & 40) 44. Non-Registered Pleasure (English/Western) 45. Open Ranch Pleasure 46. Open Ranch Riding $20 to 1st place 47. Open Ranch Trail Follow Us on 48. Open Trail Facebook for 49. Trail In Hand

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All show dates are weather permitting, scheduled to change.

All show dates are weather permitting, scheduled to change.

June 18 • July 23 • Aug. 27 Exhibition Starts at 5 p.m. $5 per run CASH ONLY FOR ALL SHOWS! NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON! $5 ground fee per horse $2 office fee per entry Show will not begin before 7 p.m.

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Classes are on a 70% Payback 4D class placed on 1/2, 1, 2 sec. split 3D classes placed on 1, 2 sec. split Rollover for IBRA Any unclaimed winnings left after the show ends will be considered donations to the show committee.

Pee Wee Poles (10 year & under) ................................................ $5 Youth Poles (11-18 years) .......................................................... $10 Open Poles (19 years & older) ................................................... $15 Pee Wee Barrels (10 year & under) ............................................. $5 IBRA Open 3D Barrels (4D if over 75 entries) ............................ $20 $50 GUARANTEED ADDED or $100 GUARANTEED ADDED for 30+ entries)

6. IBRA Youth 3D Barrels (18 year & under) .................................. $15 $25 guaranteed added OHIO APPROVED 7. IBRA Masters 3D Barrels (40 year & older) ................................ $20 $30 GUARANTEED ADDED 8. IBRA Adult 3D Barrels (19-39 year) ............................................ $20 $30 GUARANTEED ADDED

October 8

Exhibition Starts at 11 a.m. $5 per run CASH ONLY FOR ALL SHOWS! NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON! $5 ground fee per horse $2 office fee per entry Show will not begin before 1 p.m.

Classes are on a 70% Payback 4D class placed on 1/2, 1, 2 sec. split 3D classes placed on 1, 2 sec. split Rollover for IBRA Any unclaimed winnings left after the show ends will be considered donations to the show committee.

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Pee Wee Poles (10 year & under) $20 ADDED for 6+ entries ..... $5 Youth Poles (18 yrs. & under) $50 ADDED for 15+ entries ........ $10 Open Poles (19 yrs. & older) $50 ADDED for 20+ entries.......... $15 Pee Wee Barrels (10 year & under) $20 ADDED for 6+ entries ... $5 IBRA Open 3D Barrels (4D if over 75 entries) ............................ $25 $200 GUARANTEED ADDED or $500 ADDED for 40+ entries) 6. IBRA Youth 3D Barrels (18 year & under) .................................. $15 $50 GUARANTEED ADDED OHIO APPROVED 7. IBRA Masters 3D Barrels (40 year & older) ................................ $20 $75 GUARANTEED ADDED 8. IBRA Adult 3D Barrels (19-39) .................................................... $20 $75 GUARANTEED ADDED

Belmont Saddle Club is not responsible for any accidents or losses which may occur to any exhibitor, participant, spectator, guest, animal or equipment. Animal abuse of any kind will not be tolerated! Dogs must be on a leash. All exhibitors under 18 are asked to wear a helmet. Directions: Located 20 miles west of Wheeling, WV or 30 miles east of Cambridge, OH on I-70 Exit 208 Morristown, OH Head north on Route 149 to US 40, turn right, approximately 1 mile on the left.

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JUNE 4-5 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@, Find us on Facebook JUNE 4-5 — Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Trail Show, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. FMI: buchananwesterners@, www.buchananwesterners. com JUNE 5 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 9036 Leopard Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772, JUNE 5 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), JUNE 5 — Heartland Gypsy Vanner Club Intro to Western Dressage, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Silhouette Farms, Clinton, OH. FMI: 330-329-2880, JUNE 5 — 24th Annual Open Miniature Horse Show, 9 a.m., Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, OH. FMI: Pam Fritz, 419-271-2176, JUNE 5 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, JUNE 7-11 — Rock Creek Horse Show, Rock Creek Riding Club, 3114 Rock Creek Dr., Louisville, KY. FMI: 502-893-7792, www. JUNE 9-11 — Summer Carriage & Draft Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www.

JUNE 9-11 — Brown County Charity Horse Show, Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown, OH. FMI: 937-618-1911, JUNE 10 — Public Auction for the Estate of Ivan H. Burkholder/Woodlyn Coach Co., LLC, 4410 TR 628, Millersburg, OH. FMI: Martin Auctioneers, 717-354-6671,, www. JUNE 10 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Friday Fun Shows, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304-360-0013 JUNE 10 — Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850 JUNE 10 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@, JUNE 10-11 — Keystone Saddle Club Contest Show (10th) & $1 Show Series (11th), Glen Dunn Arena, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook JUNE 10-12 — Tri-County Trail Association Summer Bash & 15th Annual Obstacle Challenge Weekend, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, JUNE 10-12 — Inter-County Horsemen’s Association Triple Point Horse Show, Canfield Fairgrounds, Canfield, OH. FMI: JUNE 10-12 — Indiana High School Rodeo Association Rodeo Finals, Hoosier Horse Park, 7073 S. Kern St., Edinburg, IN. FMI:

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(614) 519-1042 Marengo, OH


Tanya and Rob

JUNE 10-12 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: www. JUNE 10-12 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190,, www. JUNE 11 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Treharne Training Center, 49053 FredericktownClarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, ohiovalleyteampenning JUNE 11 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. JUNE 11 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Miniature Show Series, Weiss Field, 3314133199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: 440-536-0145, kathleen@getdependable. com, JUNE 11 — Schooling Show, Masterfare Equestrian Center, 10381 Green Chapel Rd. NW, Johnstown, OH. FMI: www. JUNE 11 — Ashtabula County OHC Gaming Buckle Series & Cornhole Tournament, Pierpoint Fire Hall, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpoint, OH. FMI: Christy Burdick, 440856-9460, JUNE 11 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Open Show Series, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Blake Offenberger, 614-209-2154,, www.facebook. com/southernohioheartofhorsemanship/ JUNE 11 — Summit County Open Show, 9 a.m., Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E. Howe Ave., Talmadge, OH. FMI:, www. JUNE 11 — Southern Ohio Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740-4748000, JUNE 11 — Erie County Horse Advisors’ 4-H Pleasure Show, 9 a.m., Erie County Fairgrounds, Sandusky, OH. FMI: Gwen Stoll, 419-515-1374 JUNE 11 — Pioneer City Riding Club Open Horse Show, Washington County Fairgrounds, Marietta, OH. FMI: Devin Shutts, 740-429-0062, www. JUNE 11 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Bring Your Own Team Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 JUNE 11 — Allegan County Search & Rescue Pony Express Ride, starts from Billy Mac Arena, 1511 14th St., Otsego, MI. FMI: Karen Larsen, 616-218-7076, mndhrtrch@ JUNE 11 — Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216 JUNE 11 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association Show, WKU L.D. Brown Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Greg, 270-646-8495 JUNE 11 — Jackson County Wagon & Saddle Club Equine Coggins Clinic Trade Day & Tack Swap, 10 a.m., 152 Gray Hawk Park Rd., McKee, KY. FMI: Lloyd Deaton, 606-681-6500


JUNE 11-12 — Northern Ohio Outlaw Cowboy Mounted Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH. FMI: northernohiooutlawsinfo@, JUNE 11-12 — The Medallion Horse Show, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Sarah Jax, 859-227-8073, www. karabs.og JUNE 11-12 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Hunter/Jumper I, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-4507380, www.eriehuntand JUNE 11-12 — 2022 Area I 4H Horse & Pony Show, Ripley County Fairgrounds, 525 W. Beech St., Osgood, IN. FMI: Kim Nobbe, 812-593-0677, JUNE 11-12 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday & Sunday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304-288-0123 JUNE 12 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: JUNE 12 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Lewis Road Riding Show Grounds, Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. JUNE 12 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), JUNE 12 — Valley City Saddle Club 2022 Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-3346434,, JUNE 12 — Henry County 4-H Open Show, 9 a.m., Memorial Park, New Castle, IN. FMI: Rachel Phillips, 317-514-3944 JUNE 13 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Virtual Hippology & Horse Judging Contest. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-2922625,, JUNE 15-18 — Mounted Archery Clinic (15th) & Competition (16-18th)/Mountain Trail Comeptition (16-18th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, JUNE 15-19 — NOQHA Summer Six Pack Circuit, Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: www.noqha. com JUNE 17 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Friday Night Lights Contesting Show, 6:30 p.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: JUNE 17 — Friday Night Lights, Shenandoah Valley Riding Club, 56095 Marietta Rd., Pleasant City, OH. FMI: Michelle Fellows, 740-294-7517 JUNE 17-18 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Game I (17th) and Open Show I (18th), 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www. eriehuntand JUNE 17-19 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214,, JUNE 17-19 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy, 740-819-8446,

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May 2022



Corral Calendar Continued from page 44 JUNE 17-19 — Ashland County OHC Pleasant Hill Lake Park Promotional Ride, 3438 State Route 95, Perrysville, OH. FMI: Tim Tuttle, 419-512-1216, Timtuttle59@, JUNE 17-19 — East World & National Promo Show 2022, Henry County Saddle Club, New Castle, IN. FMI: www. JUNE 18 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Series, Madison County Fairgrounds Coughlin Arena, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhanav JUNE 18 — Belmont County Saddle Club Pole & Barrel Show, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958 JUNE 18 — The Albany Independent Fair Horse Show, 5201 Washington Rd., Albany, OH. FMI: Tami Harter, 740-591-6411 JUNE 18 — Young Riders Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Clermont County Fairgrounds, Owensville, OH. FMI: Mary, 513-383-0191 JUNE 18 — Bring The Bling Horse Show, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH. FMI: Leah Creamer, 419-203-5064 JUNE 18 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431 JUNE 18 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. JUNE 18 — Dice Ride, Hickory Creek Ranch & Campground, 2516 Economite Rd., Tidioute, PA. FMI: 814-730-0499, www. JUNE 18-19 — Spring Into Summer Ranch Show series, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI:

JUNE 18-19 — Western Pennsylvania Reining Horse Association Rein in June Jackpot & Green Reiner Shootout, Penland Arena, 718 Fredonia Rd., Stoneboro, PA. FMI: admin@, JUNE 19 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI: Visit on FB @ Steubenville Saddle Club JUNE 19 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, JUNE 21 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Barrel Clinic with Foo Carter, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www.eriehuntand JUNE 21-30 — University of Findlay Horsemanship School (June 21-25 Novice & Intermeidate; June 26-30 Advanced), Dale Wilkinson Arena, Findlay, OH. FMI: Carol Browne, 419-434-4656, brownec@ JUNE 22 — Henry County Saddle Club Hump Day Barrels, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@, JUNE 22-26 — Brave Horse III, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, JUNE 23-26 — Northern Ohio Dressage Association Dressage & More Adult Camp, Stone Gate Farm, Hanoverton, OH. FMI: Sally Burton,, JUNE 24 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www.

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JUNE 24 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@, JUNE 24-25 — Keystone Saddle Club Contest Show (24th) & $1 Show Series (25th), Glen Dunn Arena, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook JUNE 24-25 — 3rd Annual Kevin “Peavine” Anspach Memorial Horse Show, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, OH. FMI: Kacee Kreischer, 574-551-5228 JUNE 24-25 — Midwest Draft Horse Classic Show & Pull, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: 419-307-4505, midwestdrafthorseclassic@ JUNE 24-26 — Carroll County State OHC Ride, Jefferson Lake State Park (main campground), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, CarrollCountyOHC JUNE 24-26 — TLC Equine Speed Show Summer Kick Off, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, JUNE 24-26 — Michigan Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI: JUNE 24-26 — FAHA Summer Series, Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creak Dam Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: Afton Colder, 724-496-2114 JUNE 25 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show (Pink), Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. JUNE 25 — MW Pony Pals Buckle Series, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH. FMI Ashley, 740-360-6816, www. JUNE 25 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Jamie Horsky, 419-496-6549, www. JUNE 25 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Open Miniature Show Series, Weiss Field, 3314133199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: 440-536-0145, kathleen@getdependable. com, JUNE 25 — Belmont County Saddle Club Pole & Barrel Show, 5 p.m., 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958 JUNE 25 — Buckin’ Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, JUNE 25 — Harry Hughes Speed Series 2022, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419764-6359, JUNE 25 — 10th Annual Kelli’s Crusade Benefit Horse Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-9481784, JUNE 25 — Crazy Woman Ranch IBRA Barrels, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850, JUNE 25 — Under The Oaks Open Show, Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170,, Find us on Facebook


JUNE 25 — Black Swamp Open Horse Show, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Brian, 419-406-0094 JUNE 25— Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 JUNE 25 — KWHA Ladies Auxiliary Jubilee Horse Show, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Stanford, KY. FMI: 859-475-4112, jaime. JUNE 25 — West KY Jackpot Speed Series, Fredonia Valley Riding Club, 201 Dalton Rd., Fredonia, KY. FMI: Blair, 270-350-5460 JUNE 25-26 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Points on the Portage Circuit #1 (Speed 25th, Performance 26th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, JUNE 25-26 — Southern Ohio Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740474-8000, JUNE 25-26 — Henry County Saddle Club IQHA/AQHA June Jubilee, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@, JUNE 25-26 — Buckskin Horse Association of Michigan Show, Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, Corunna, MI. FMI: www. JUNE 25-26 — Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Jumping Show, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. FMI: buchananwesterners@, www.buchananwesterners. com JUNE 25-26 — 4 Season Equine Association Open Horse Show Series, Mason Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI. FMI: Tallie, 231-944-6269, JUNE 25-26 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Dressage I (25th) and Combined Test (26th), 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www. eriehuntand JUNE 26 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Carlisle Equestrian Center, 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. JUNE 26 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), JUNE 26 — Southeastern Ohio Horse Show Open Horse Show, Hartford County Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton, OH. FMI: Leighton, 740-868-9847 JUNE 26 — Tri-County Show Series Show #3, 9 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: buckrunrd@ JUNE 26 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail PMT Challenge, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Lori Freund, 269-720-9852 JUNE 29-JULY 3 — Brave Horse Summer, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614-404-1150, JUNE 30-JULY 1 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: JUNE 30-JULY 2 — Tri-State All Morgan Horse Show, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Amy Snyder, 440-479-8503

For more equine events visit May 2022

Geauga Horse & Pony Association

2022 OPEN HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio



May 29

June 12

Amber Wise

Regular Class Entry Fee: $8 per class or $65 Show All Day (same horse, same rider) Jackpot Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback + $100 (**class must have 5 entries to qualify for payback) Open Class Paybacks: 1st - $10, 2nd - $7, 3rd - $4 (**class must have 5 entries to qualify for payback) W/T and Novice Awards: 1st through 6th place ribbons in each class Grounds and Office Fee: $10 per exhibitor or $15 per famiy

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

July 10

Alex DeWitt

All entries must be completed and paid for online by 10 a.m. on SATURDAY before show. for online show entry form


See GHPA Show Rules & Regulations for specific class rules

5/29 6/12 7/10 8/14

Generation Gap Class — Class 14

21. Lead Line (6 & U) & EWD Riders

See GHPA Show Rules & Regulations for specific class rules

**minimum 10-year age difference in riders required.

• INTERMISSION • D. SPECIAL CLASS (5/29, 7/10 & 8/14 Show ONLY) (**See description)

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

22. 23. 24. 25.

W/T (18 & U) Ranch Riding Pattern Green Horse Ranch Riding Pattern Limited Ranch Rider Riding Pattern Open Ranch Riding Pattern PATTERSON FRUIT FARM $100 added Jackpot Ranch Riding Pattern PLEASE NOTE: 11. W/T (18 & U) Ranch Horse May not enter Rail both Ranch Rail 12. Limited Ranch Horse Rail and Western 13. Open Ranch Horse Rail

Open/Novice Discipline Rail (E/W) W/T (18 & U) Western Horsemanship Novice (18 & U) Western Horsemanship Open Western Horsemanship

E. $100 Added Jackpot Western Horsemanship (6/12 & 8/14 Shows) 26. 27. 28. 29.

Pleasure with same horse and rider.

W/T (18 & U) Western Pleasure W/T (18 & U) Golf Ball and Spoon Novice (18 & U) Western Pleasure Open Western Pleasure

F. $100 Added Jackpot Western Pleasure (5/29 & 7/10 Shows) **Classes 30-35 run concurrently and at will in Small Grandstand from 8:30-11:30 a.m. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.

B. $100 Added Jackpot English Equitation (5/29 & 7/10 Shows) 18. W/T (18 & U) Hunter Under Saddle 19. Novice (18 & U) Hunter Under Saddle 20. Open Hunter Under Saddle

W/T Equitation Over Cross Rails W/T Working Hunter Over Cross Rails W/T/C Equitation Over Cross Rails W/T/C Working Hunter Over Cross Rails Equitation Over Fences (2.0 ft) Hunter Over Fences (2.0 ft)

Class D - Bareback Equitation (E/W) Class A - Shankless Showmanship Class D - Surprise Equitation (E/W) Class D - Pairs Pattern (E/W) Special Awards for these classes!

A. SPECIAL CLASS — Shankless Showmanship (6/12 Show Only)

14. Generation Gap (**see description) 15. W/T (18 & U) English Equitation 16. Novice (18 & U) English Equitation 17. Open English Equitation

Brigette Brubaker

C. $100 Added Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle (6/12 & 8/14 Shows)

Halter Ranch Halter W/T (18 & U) Showmanship (E/W) Novice (18 & U) Showmanship (E/W) Open Showmanship (E/W)


August 14

Laura Smith

5/29 Showmanship Special Awards 6/12 Western Pleasure for these 7/10 Western Horsemanship classes! 8/14 Barrels Year-End Awards for Champion Generation Gap Pair

DAILY HIGH-POINT TROPHIES AT EACH SHOW W/T, NOVICE, OPEN & RANCH A list of classes counting toward year-end high point will be posted and available in entry booth. ***** Check our website, for all rules, regulations, and how to qualify for year-end awards!

**Classes 36-39 run concurrently and at will in Small Grandstand from 12-3 p.m. 36. 37. 38. 39.

W/T (18 & U) Trail Novice (18 & U) Trail Open Trail Ranch Trail

**Exhibitors may only show in one trail class per horse and rider combination.

** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows **


June 17 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

W/T (18 & U) Keyhole Youth (18 & U) Keyhole Adult Keyhole W/T (18 & U) Stakes Youth (18 & U) Stakes Adult Stakes $100 Added Jackpot Poles W/T (18 & U) Poles Youth (18 & U) Poles Adult Poles

July 15 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

August 19

W/T (18 & U) Flags Youth (18 & U) Flags Adult Flags Leadline Barrels (FUN CLASS open to all ages) CLEVELAND EQUINE CLINIC $100 Added Jackpot Barrels W/T (18 & U) Barrels Youth (18 & U) Barrels Adult Barrels

** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows **

September 16

Contesting Entry Fee: $8 per class Contesting Timing Fee: $2 per exhibitor Jackpot Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback + $100 (**class must have 5 entries for payback) W/T Awards: 1st through 6th place ribbons in each class Youth and Adult Class Paybacks: 80% payback per class (**class must have 5 entries to qualify for payback) Grounds and Office Fee: $10 per exhibitor or $15 per family


Youth and Adult classes may be combined if less than 5 entries per class. ***** Youth (18 & Under) classes are open to any riders (18 & Under) in the GHPA Novice or Open Divisions.

All entries must be completed and paid for online by 10 a.m. on THURSDAY before show. for online show entry form

All exhibitors are required to wear western boots, long sleeve collared shirt (tucked and buttoned), western hat or helmet (helmet required for all youth 18 and under), and jeans or long pants.

For More Information Check Our Website:

A list of classes counting toward year-end high point will be posted and available in entry booth. Check our website,, for all rules, regulations and how to qualify for year-end awards!

May 2022





May 2022

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





Judge: Kelly Chapman

Judge: Mike Schmidt

Judge: Jennie Wright

Judge: Jennie Wright

RANCH RIDING CLASS PRICING: Adults $15.00 Youth $10.00 GROUNDS FEE: $10 per horse (fee waived with Annual CSHP Pass) CAMPING: $15 each night (fee waived with Annual CSHP Pass) STALLS: $10 per day, per horse. Stalls are outdoors, open air, limited number! PRACTICE FEE: $25 per rider/handler if coming in day before (fee waived with Annual CSHP pass) PLACINGS: Classes will be awarded ribbons 1st-6th place • Patterns and Registration Forms on website and at camp. • Water onsite for horses. • Food stand available at shows. • No one is required to hold a membership or a park pass to show. • Come to a minimum of 3 of the 4 shows for year-end high point awards!

Gates Open at 7:30 a.m. • Show Starts at 10 a.m.

Daily Hig

All Age Ranch Showmanship Novice Ranch Showmanship Youth Ranch Showmanship Adult Walk/Trot Ranch Showmanship Youth Walk/Trot Ranch Showmanship

h All Age Ranch Riding Point Awa r d Novice Ranch Riding for each o f th e Youth Ranch Riding 5 Division s! Adult Walk/Trot Ranch Riding Youth Walk/Trot Ranch Riding

All Age Ranch Conformation Novice Ranch Conformation Youth Ranch Conformation Adult Walk/Trot Ranch Conformation Youth Walk/Trot Ranch Conformation

All Age Ranch Reining Novice Ranch Reining Youth Ranch Reining Adult Walk/Trot Reining Youth Walk/Trot Reining


All Age Dummy Roping Novice Dummy Roping Youth Dummy Roping Adult Walk/Trot Dummy Roping Youth Walk/Trot Dummy Roping

All Age Horsemanship Novice Horsemanship Youth Horsemanship Adult Walk/Trot Horsemanship Youth Walk/Trot Horsemanship All Age Ranchmanship Novice Ranchmanship Youth Ranchmanship Adult Walk/Trot Ranchmanship Youth Walk/Trot Ranchmanship

All Age Ranch Trail Novice Ranch Trail Youth Ranch Trail Adult Walk/Trot Ranch Trail Youth Walk/Trot Ranch Trail


• All Youth under 18 years old must wear a helmet at all times when riding in the park. • See website for all class descriptions and park rules. • Judges decision are FINAL. Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for dismissal and forfeiture of all fees and entries paid. • Creek Side Horse Park is not responsible for damages/loss or injury to exhibitors, animals, spectators or personal property. • No refunds will be given for scratched classes day of show.

Show information and Pre-registration available online at Contact Cynthia Bauman at or Text 330-323-3559 May 2022



Earn Awards for Working/Riding Equines Whether you are trail riding, showing, driving, lunging or leading your Equine, you can count your hours. Can be any equine: horse, mini, donkey, mule or zebra. Volunteer at any PMT Park and you can count your hours in here as well! Watch participating parks for days you can count Double Hours. Good for showing, riding/leading your equine or volunteer hours while at the park. Hours are logged from Nov. 1 through Oct. 31 and turned in by Nov. 15 each year. At the PMT annual banquet, awards will be handed out for all mile markers you have earned. Keep tallying your hours year to year to keep a current membership. This is on the honor system, just count hours working any equine. Not stall cleaning or brushing your equine, etc.



Hoof Pick



Bath Towel



Bronc Rope Halter



Key Chain



Travel Mug



Horse Blanket



Winter Hat



Horse Brush





Bucket Rope



Hay Bag

Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle



Each Award comes with Mile Marker Leather Patch. May 2022

May 2022



Ohio Paint Horse Club

Horse Shows Back in Full Swing—Plan to Attend an OPHC Show PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp VICE PRESIDENT, Luke Wadsworth TREASURER, Jill Krofft Davis SECRETARY, Heather Collins WEBSITE,

by Hannah Dunn Hello Corral readers, happy May! The Ohio Paint Horse Club (OPHC) hopes that your spring has been off to a good start. Horse shows are back in full swing; several OPHC members have been having lots of success already this season. The Kentucky Paint Horse Club hosted their POR April 2 and April 3 and many OPHC members received weekend high points and APHA points. Looking forward to the OPHC shows, the first show in May will

be The Zone 8 Show, which will be held May 6-8 at the C Bar C Arena in Cloverdale, Ind. The showbill, stall reservations, and camping reservations can be found on the Zone 8 APHA Facebook page. There will be six APHA judges and two NSBA judges. An Equine Production will be managing the show, and there will be Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point division prizes, circuit awards for each APHA class, and new ranch classes. The OPHC predicts this show to be a big one, and we hope you can make it! This show is also the first show in the Midwest Connection Series, if you plan to attend, be sure to sign up for the Midwest Connection Series and join the OPHC, Michigan Paint Horse Club (MPHC), and the Indiana Paint Horse Club (INPHC) to qualify for awards. There is nearly $22,000 in prizes for this

year! The Midwest Connection Series will be awarding Hi-Point saddles in three categories, 17 division champions awards, 17 division reserve champion awards, Class Circuit awards in every APHA class, and a Grand Champion Halter award. More information is available on the Zone 8 APHA website. The second show in the Midwest Connection Series is also in May. The Great Lakes Breakout POR is a four-judge show that will be May 27-28 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, Mich. The show continues May 29-30 for an amateur/youth show, but these dates (29-30) will not count for the Midwest Connection Series. Other than the Midwest Connection Series shows in May, the OPHC will also be hosting a POR and All Breed Open Show in Wauseon, Ohio, at the Fulton County Fairgrounds May 14-15.

This show will also have four judges, and in addition to being a great opportunity for APHA points, you can bring your nonPaint horses and show the open classes. As you can see, May is a busy month for the OPHC. If you are interested in volunteering at any of our shows this year, please do not hesitate to reach out to a board member. We would love to have you! It takes a village to run shows, and we are so thankful for our volunteers. To stay up to date on shows and announcements, please follow our Facebook pages: Zone 8 APHA, Ohio Paint Horse Club, and Zone 8 Solid PaintBred Exhibitors. These groups will post judges, patterns, and showbills as we get closer to the shows. Happy horsing, and we hope to see you and your Paints at our shows this year!

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Come Ride With Me PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, EMAIL, PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Kristen Humble Welcome to another ride season full of great ways to hit the trails with the MTRA. We have worked really hard to keep our camps beautiful and all 235 miles of our shore to shore trail an amazing experience for all. Have you joined us yet on one of our rides? This summer we have four amazing rides planned and each one has a little different set up. Our May Blossom Ride is going to be May 12-16 and it will be all circle riding from the South Branch Trail Camp where riders can ride to and along the beautiful Ausable River. There are wooden bridges, wooded hills, single track trails through big trees, open fields, and gorgeous picnic spots looking over the river. This trail camp has 20 miles of shore 52

to shore trail going out either direction, but on this ride we stay at South Branch the entire time instead of moving camp to camp. It’s a great way to meet new people and enjoy the Michigan trails without the ridgid schedule of moving camp to camp. Our first June ride starts June 2 in Oscoda (the east side) and ends June 13 in Empire (west side). For those who haven’t tried a shore to shore crossing yet, you wake up each morning and drive your rig to the final destination and then the bus brings you back to your horse and tack. You then saddle up and ride to the destination on our designated trail. The trail is well marked with little blue triangles and is mostly single track or two track through the woods with surprisingly little road riding considering we cross the entire width of the state of Michigan. There’s even a tunnel to go under the major I-75 highway crossing. You go about 20 miles a day, but there are some shorter and some longer days. If you make it the entire crossing you earn a little wooden trophy and your horse can be registered as an official MTRA trail horse. The second June ride is the same daily routine, but it starts

Long-time member Therese Kline. June 17 and goes from west to east until July 2. The reason the second ride takes a little longer is there are layover days every couple of days. These give people a chance to relax and sleep in a few times or head into some of the small towns or even an Amish community to do some shopping or sightseeing. This ride is very family friendly and there is also a good night life at the bonfires. Bring your guitar or sing along! The last ride of the summer is the August Family Ride Aug. 6-13 and it is another stationary ride. This year’s destination is Goose Creek Camp. This camp has miles and miles of marked and


Horses getting ready to head out on the shore-to-shore ride. unmarked trails and features the Manistee River that has a newly installed and infamous set of ‘horse stairs’ to get in and out of the riverbank. It’s a great family ride with special nightly activities for the kids and lots of water sports for everyone to enjoy! There are so many great things always happening in the MTRA and we hope that you will join us as a member and come ride with us. Check out our website at and our Facebook pages to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on! May 2022

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Dusty Boots Riding Club

Dusty Boots Riding Club Receives Generous Donation behalf of Dusty Boots to secure this donation. Unanimously the decision was made to give to Dusty Boots because of the age range and versatility of the group. The Kibler/Blanchard family and Reformation Church would love to see these funds put to good use to enrich the show community and developing youth as well as spread positive and faith.


Dusty Boots Riding Club received a generous donation! In late 2019 the decision was made to close Reformation Church in Eastlake. The Kibler/Blanchard family have been members of the church for more than 40 years. The church decided that it was important to reach out to the community for their final acts. Right away Sandra Blanchard and

Brianna Kibler thought of Dusty Boots.

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Ohio Western Horse Association

Youth Club Earns Money with Proof of Purchase Tags PRESIDENT, Marc Beck VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Ranee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Eric Haudenschield WEBSITE,

Hello fellow Corral readers, OWHA is hoping May is starting off on the right hoof for you and your beloved equine! The weather continues to improve and show season preparations are in full swing. OWHA has a full schedule of shows with classes for the whole family. Showbills can be found on our website and on our Facebook page. May and June shows are listed below: MAY 14: NWOC Summer Series Contesting show at Wyandot County Fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky, Ohio JUNE 4: NWOC Summer Series Contesting show at Wyandot County Fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky, Ohio *Giving up is not an option Pink


Show! Wear that Pink to show your support and win prizes! JUNE 5: NWOC Pleasure show at Wyandot County Fairgrounds in Upper Sandusky, Ohio JUNE 25: Pony Pals Speed Show at Champaign County Fairgrounds in Urbana, Ohio The Ohio Western Horse Association held their April meeting on April 7 at the Amvets Post in Kenton, Ohio. The meeting agenda was on the lighter side as shows are now finalized. However, the club is already starting to plan for our end of the year show, Fall Round Up in Urbana, Ohio, the

end of September. The youth are able to compete in a team tournament to win great prizes. This year the club is looking in to adding more incentives for our adult competitors. As always, we welcome new and fresh ideas. The next OWHA meeting is planned for May 5. The OWHA Youth Club held a meeting on Saturday, March 26 at the Ada Park in Ada, Ohio. The youth club members spent some time making ‘Thinking of You’ cards for our OWHA members who are a little under the weather and are needing some thoughts and prayers. Also, the youth club has been selling gun raffle tickets this winter as a fundraiser to help with team tournament prizes at Fall Round Up. Three guns were up for grabs including a Henry 450 Bushmaster, Winchester


SXP12 gauge and Savage 22 LR. The lucky winners were Gwen Glick, Greg Liedel and Dave McDaniel. We can’t thank everyone who bought tickets enough for supporting our youth. The Youth club also earns money by clipping Proof of Purchase tags on Tribute feed bags. A special thank you to Obenour Equine Center for saving your feed bags for the OWHA Youth Club! Please feel free to contact Ashley Haundenschield, the youth club advisor via the OWHA youth group Facebook page if you would like to donate those Tribute Proof of Purchase tags. As always, we hope to see some new faces at our OWHA shows. But whether you are showing or just out enjoying a quiet trail ride, remember to stay safe! May 2022




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Excited for New Showbill and Friday Night Contesting Shows PRESIDENT, George Baker 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Lisa Formica 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE,

by Debbie Schwartz On April 9 we celebrated the 34th annual year end banquet, ‘Showing Off with GHPA.’ It was a wonderful celebration of our members and High Point winners. The 2021 President, Carmella Shale, awarded Kim DeMauro with the President’s award, Shauna Gingrich was honored with a lifetime membership to GHPA, and Emily Cvelbar was awarded the 2021 Sportsmanship

award. We had so many wonderful donations of baskets and services to make numerous raffle prizes. It truly was a great evening. We are less than a month away from our first show. We are so excited to try a new showbill for the open ring and Friday night under the lights contesting

shows. We will have concessions open for all eight of our shows. The GHPA food booth always has wonderful food, cold drinks, and hot coffee! All of our show registration will be done online, don’t get shut out, be sure to register online by the deadline for each show!

HUGE THANKS GHPA thanks Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Buck’s program. Likewise, thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate the support that both of these wonderful companies give to us.

Wayne County Saddle Club

Consider Joining WCSC in the Wooster Memorial Day Parade PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE,

By the time you read this publication we will have had at least one Friday night fun show at the ‘Hollow.’ (I don’t know how the response for the ‘Buckle Series” has been but I do know there’s been lots of interest expressed ahead of time.) You have probably already seen the ads for our shows in the April Corral. As I’ve said before, I recommend cutting and saving them for ready reference. And, you can see we have another full schedule ahead of us for 2022. Additionally, Rob Bernhart has asked to hold several ‘jackpot shoots’ here, so watch for his notifications. The season already got off to a great start with the Spring Cleanup April 2. A lot of good folks came and worked several hours to clean, cut wood, rake leaves, rebuild old bleachers, and burn brush. Thank you all for coming and helping! Upcoming dates follow: Contest Point shows – May 21 at 10 56




a.m. (419/496-6549); Pleasure Point shows – May 7 at 10 a.m. (330/201-1022); and fun shows – May 13 and 27 (330/844-4041). Also, our shows are open to all to enter. However points only go with paid memberships and accumulated hours. See the show personnel for details if you are interested. The Wayne County Saddle Club always has a contingent of members who ride in the Memorial Day Parade at Wooster on, of course, Memorial Day. We assemble at the fairgrounds and must be ready to ride out at 9 a.m. sharp. With the many challenges facing America right now, most of us believe it’s just one way of showing our respect for our country and honoring those who fought and died for

our freedom. As the saying goes, “Freedom is not free!” ‘Hope you might consider joining us then. With the early start time, there’s plenty of day left over for other activities. One thing, however, with the Corona virus looming Wooster hasn’t had their parade for the last two years so it might be worth checking to be sure. I will keep tabs and you can call or text me at 330/607-5106 closer to the day. Because the saddle club is an all-volunteer organization, we nearly always need help producing the more than 22 equine events each year. When you consider planning, arena preparation, mowing, entry booth help, ring help, cleanup, repair and maintenance the annual hours really add up.

Please feel free to offer help in these areas. Note also that those wishing to accumulate points toward year-end awards need to put in some time helping (four hours). Each show chairperson can help you record those hours. Colin Benek headed up efforts to improve our P.A. system. Some new equipment has already been purchased with an eye to add more as may be necessary. This is just one more way your officers and directors are working to make your experience here more and more pleasant. Thanks for your work Colin and committee! The worship group meets at the ‘Hollow’ Sundays at 11 a.m. You are welcome! And, of course, why not join us?! ~Stan


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Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club: Time to Drive PRESIDENT, Sharon Hayhurst VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Hohenbrink SEC. & TREAS., Susan Murray WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas Ron and Sharon Hayhurst are hosting the first 2022 BSDC picnic drive Memorial Day, May 30, in Bowling Green, Ohio, from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs, salad, chips and cookies will be served. Drivers may decorate their turnouts for traveling around BG streets with prizes being awarded for best efforts. Parking for trailers will be behind the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, 1033 Conneaut Avenue. A blood drive is being held at the church and BSDC members are invited to donate.

A productive (and fun) BSDC meeting was held March 13 at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. President Sharon Hayhurst opened the meeting by calling for the secretary’s and treasurer’s reports. Sue Murray then presented the proposed changes to the by-laws for discussion. Several questions led to a motion to table the vote on the by-laws until concerns had been worked out. Angie Hohenbrink had checked on both Van Buren State Park and Oak Openings near Toledo for possible club drives. Trails were not open for driving at Oak Openings, but possibly some driving might be done at Van Buren. Several events were discussed and scheduled. Next event after the Memorial Day drive, is a carriage display July 9 at the Wyandot Historical Museum, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, during

their annual ice cream social. Jackie Minges announced that a joint drive with the Western Reserve Carriage Association is set for Aug. 6 at the Carlisle Reservation in Lorain County. August 27 will be the Hayhursts’ dutch oven drive at their Bowling Green home complete with an obstacle course to challenge drivers. Julie Emmons has chosen Sept. 24 for the annual Parker Bridge drive near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. October will have two events: Halloween at the Wyandot Historical Museum and the annual, always popular, hayride hosted by Mary Elliott and Linda Spears. Yet to be confirmed is a trip to the Overland Inn, McCutcheonville, Ohio, and the Higgins Picnic drive at the Meeker, Ohio, Community Center.

Insurance coverage for the club was explained to members. The BSDC insurance doesn’t apply to individual members and it was seriously suggested that the Ohio Horse Council excess insurance would be a good thing to have to add to any homeowner or farm policy carried by members. President Hayhurst concluded the business session by inviting members and guests to visit the potluck while completing the carriage quizzes the Hayhursts had prepared. Prizes were earned by several members, including the spider plants on the tables that were a welcome hint of spring. Interested in driving equines, antique carriages, fun carriage driving events, and hanging out with ‘horsey’ people? You are invited to join the Black Swamp Driving Club and enjoy all the activities. Check the website, the BSDC Facebook page, or contact any officer for membership forms.

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

LEMV Welcomes New Members PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis We had our first practice of the season on March 19 at Carmen and Nancy Virzi’s indoor arena. The club would like to thank them for letting us practice in their arena. We had six riders show up, three of which were new members and working with their horses to see how they would do with the gun fire and balloons. Three other people showed up to see what Cowboy Mounted Shooting was all about and seemed very interested, another couple stated that it looks like a lot of fun and plan on joining. Holly Hayes, Katherine Ring and Craig Counselman are all new members. Craig is our newest member, who moved back here from being out west where he was training horses for a movie. Craig was a cowboy for the movie “Ambush at Dark Canyon” and is also a farrier. Craig and his wife live in Middlefield. Holly Hayes May 2022

Holly Hayes

Katherine Ring

Craig Counselman

is our next new member, who is a local, Holly and her husband live here in Jefferson. Katherine joined the club last year but is planning on joining CMSA this year. Katherine, her husband and three children live in Conneaut. All of their horses did pretty well. We need to help Katherine and Holly more with their horses because they were not too sure about the gun fire and how loud it was in the indoor arena, but didn’t do too bad as the day went on. They may do a lot better when this weather clears up and stops raining so we can get rid of all the mud and start working in an outdoor arena. We are happy to have them as members of our club and enjoy working with them. Hopefully our gas prices will

start coming down instead of going up more. I know people are going to have a hard time traveling with the high prices. We are hoping to have a good season this year! Our dates for next season: MAY 21-22: Open Range I & II JULY 16-17: War Wagon I & II AUG. 20-21: Broken Trail I & II SEPT. 17-18: Comancheros I & II I want to thank Mike and Jessica Sheets for hosting our meeting again this month! 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 pet treats;

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Colorado Ranger Horse Association

Lost Rangers, Programs and National Show PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato Do you own an Appaloosa? Now is the time to look into if yours can be registered with CRHA, join the association and sign up for 2022 programs to start

having more fun! To find out if your horse is eligible to register with CRHA, simply download the free treasure hunt form from the website, www.coloradoranger. com, and mail it in. Colorado Ranger Horse Association awards member year-end and lifetime awards in Logging, Distance, Youth, Futurity and Open Show. For information and applications to join these programs, visit the association’s website at www. and the CRHA Forms page. Don’t forget the 49th Colorado Ranger Horse Association

National Show which will be Sept. 17-18, in Lock Haven, Pa. For a complete showbill, please visit Oh, and if you can’t get enough of foal pictures, be sure to join our Colorado Ranger Horse Assn. Facebook group because they just keep posting them! Photo at right: YM Takes Two to Tango owned, shown and trained by Samantha Petersen won the Foundation Pedigree Designation Halter Stallions class at the ApHC World Show. The pair also took 4th in NonPro Hunter In Hand Stallions, 10th in Non-Pro Yearling Longe

YM Takes Two to Tango owned, shown and trained by Samantha Petersen. Line Hunter and 8th in Non-Pro Most Colorful at Halter.

Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

Pre-Entries Due One Week Prior to Show PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Wolfe SECRETARY, Leslie Watson TREASURER, Amy Leibold EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Leslie Watson May brings shedding horses. The weather is finally breaking and we are enjoying some

sunny days here in Ohio. By the time you read this we will have completed our first show of the season. Spring brings looking forward to the coming summer and coming show season. Many of our exhibitors and members are setting goals for their show season as well. Just around the corner is the Pinto World Championship show held in Tulsa, Okla., from June 13-25. Many of our members are preparing to attend this amazing show. News from the PtHA Convention Ohio had the honor

of having two extraordinary equines put into the PtHA Hall of Fame, TS Black Tie Affaire, and Zips Sacred Slipper. Both horses were exemplary in the show ring during their careers. If you plan on attending our shows pre-entries are due one week prior to the show. Our next show will be May 20-22 at Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. We look forward to seeing everyone there. If you need to register your horse with pinto we will have people on the grounds who can help you with that.

All of our current forms are on the website. Remember that you have to nominate your horses for year-end awards and all memberships need to be up to date for the current year. Membership applications get sent to Amy Leibold and all other forms for the shows get sent to Emily Wollery. As always please check our website at and our Facebook page for the most current and updated information. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of our officers or directors at any time.

Western Reserve Carriage Association

WRCA Offers Drivers Proficiency PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE,

by Cathy Rhoades June 17 and 18 Jerry Trapini will be traveling our area to offer the Carriage Association of America’s Drivers Proficiency Evaluation. It will be held at Golden Horse Farm, 24345 Gore Orphanage Road, New London, Ohio. This is a program developed from the British Driving Society to promote safe driving and is required to drive on public roads in Britain. It is not a test but an evaluation of the knowledge you as a horseman and driver already have. It emphasises the principles of safety, respect and care of the 58

horse, common sense and your knowledge of harnessing and putting to the carriage. There are three levels of proficiency. Level 1 is the basic level and you do not have to have a CAA membership. There is a $75 fee for the evaluation. This is not for a complete beginner but for those who drive away from home and on the road. WRCA has several copies of the syllabus for loan. It reviews the type of knowledge you will need to share with the evaluator. There will also be a road test: being able to safely make turns and halt while using appropriate whip signals. I took the proficiency several years ago and found the evaluator is just asking how you care and prepare for driving your horse. In many instances there is no one single correct answer. Think of it as a conversation with a friend who wants to know about driving. The evaluator wants you to be successful!

Level II evaluates the more experienced driver. They are able to prepare and drive an unfamiliar horse and/or a pair. Also Achenbach or driving from the left hand will be required to be shown. The driver needs to prepare a portfolio of competitions and experience. Level III has three compulsory units and two options for driving multiples. Both of these levels require CAA membership. Check the CAA website for further information. To register for the event and contact Ann Petersen, The Sunday after the evaluation is our Sporting Day of Traditional Driving at Zoar Village. We are limiting this to 20 entries. If not a member that will be added to your entry fee to keep everyone covered under our insurance. If you are not planning to participate we could use you as a volunteer. What better way to get an understanding of this


event, see the beautiful village, and have a delicious lunch! Ann is our contact for this event. We just scheduled a Carriage Tour on Aug. 14. WRCA members Bev and Dave Patrick from Beaver Creek, Pa., have over 30 unique and beautiful carriages. We are planning a potluck gathering anytime after 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. After lunch WRCA member Roger Murray will present the carriages. Since this is a horseless event, it is open to all interested parties. We are reaching out to other clubs and you are welcome to bring a friend. Wear a fancy hat if you want! Other picnic drives scheduled July 31 Howe Meadow, Aug. 6 Carlisle, Sept. 25 Swine Creek, Oct. 23 Howe Meadow. We are always open to a member offering to host a drive. Open Carlisle Driving Dates for May/June: May 3, May 7, May 12, May 15, June 7, June 11, June 16, and June 19. May 2022

Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.

PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/266-9823

Member of American Horse Council SECRETARY Ranee Vititoe 740/505-2713

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146

MEMBERSHIP Catherine Estil 513/319-2517

VICE PRESIDENT Nancy Strayer 740/694-1007 OHC COUNTY LINES EDITOR Martie Ackerman 713/553-9644

Greetings From Your President As I write this message I am in Columbus on the night before the Ohio Trails Partnership (OTP) Legislative Day. Delegates from the Ohio Horseman’s Council, the Buckeye Trail Association, American Canoe Association, Ohio Mountain Bike Alliance and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy will meet tomorrow with our Ohio State Representatives and

Senators to advocate for Ohio public non-motorized trails. We will visit with legislators from all over the State of Ohio. OTP will host a reception after the visits. We’ve been meeting with Representatives and Senators since 2017. In March of 2017 the Ohio legislature formed the Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus. Almost 50 legislators

are members. The caucus is cochaired by Senator Steve Wilson and Representative Catherine Ingram. I’ve seen a great deal of progress since our first session. At first the Representatives and Senators were interested in supporting public trails if we didn’t ask for any funding. At the last caucus meeting in November 2021

Senator Wilson challenged us to send him ‘shovel ready projects’ for funding. A shovel ready project is defined as a project that is planned and engineered and is ready to go. OHC has submitted three projects. Next month, I’ll report on the results of the legislative visits. ~Eric Estill President

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Greetings from Ashland County. Our chapter members worked on tie lines this spring by changing out tie rings for swivels. We feel this will make it safer to tie your horses when camping at Pleasant Hill. We also ordered a big load of limestone dust to put under the picket lines to help keep your horses standing in a dry area. Registration for the Pleasant Hill Lake Park Promotional Ride on June 17-19 closes on May 31. The trails are beautiful this time of year with flowers blooming and new tree leaves making the air smell fresh. Camp sites are $80 for the weekend and are non-refundable. All sites have an electric hook-up. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Unfortunately, you are on your own for food. The park offers many other activities to enjoy including hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking, an inflatable water park, gold panning, Summer Solstice Paddle Tour, Karaoke/DJ, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tim Tuttle at 419/5121216 or Timtuttle59@yahoo. com. Spaces will be assigned based on both the date received and the length of rig. Reservations will not be accepted via MWCD/ Pleasant Hill website. See you down the trail and remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan and Jean Reynolds

In like a lion out like a bucking horse… that was March at The Road to the Horse. I had just heard of this event before Covid and was disappointed it was canceled that year. However, it was in full force this year with some very high profile competitors. Pat Parelli, Brandi Lyons, Mike Majors and Glenn Stewart. There were six in my group and we met other Ohio OHC members for a total of 11 at dinner one night. My friends and I each picked our favorite trainer but once the competition started we agreed it did not matter who won. It was just an experience to watch and learn from such experienced trainers. Mike Majors won the overall competition and took his winnings and new colt back to Texas. As of this writing Pat Parelli and Brandi Lyons also took their new colts home. The fun did not end there as we shopped and dined and enjoyed friends all weekend. This month I would like to introduce Chris Price. Chris is co-president of Clark County OHC along with Polly Agle. Many of you may know Chris, as he is a farrier in the area with over 100 horses that he shoes and 40 years of experience. He grew up in a military family and was born in Louisiana but moved frequently to places such Puerto Rico, North Dakota and

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here in Ohio and they frequently accompanied him to his shoeing appointments when they were little. Now his sidekick is his dog name Dog which is a tribute to John Wayne’s dog in Big Jake. Keep up the good work Chris! Time to get saddled and come ride with us! ~Jonna CLINTON

Clark County OHC Nebraska until his family settled in Ohio. Chris joined 4-H as a youngster and competed in pleasure, barrels and other speed events. His favorite horse was a palomino named Pal that he owned when he was 13 years old. He does not have his own horse at this time but is happy to saddle up and ride friend’s horses when he gets the opportunity. Chris had a natural ability to get along with horses and decided farrier work was a good career choice. He went to Oklahoma farrier school specifically to study under International Horseshoeing Hall of Famer and author Bud Beaston. Next stop was Pompano Beach, Fla., where he was a groom in the morning and went shoeing in the afternoon with Phil Cable, another Horseshoeing Hall of Famer. He feels very fortunate to have been a farrier for this long without any serious injuries or broken bones. Chris has raised two boys and two girls


It is April and it is raining. Most of the trails are open but watch out for the mud! Mud. If you ride in Ohio you ride in mud. Clinton County OHC joined in at the Warren Great Tack Exchange this year with a booth. It was amazing to see such an awesome turn out! It was our first event of the year and was a great opportunity to get out for fresh air, visit all our riding friends, find great deals and sell great stuff. The next big event we attended was Road to The Horse in Lexington, Ky. One of the best colt starting events ever! They have used the Four 6’s Ranch for years for their colts! It is just amazing to watch this event and see how the contestants take colts that have only been handled a few times to ride an obstacle course on day three… Four 6’s is featured in the show Yellowstone, 1883 and soon to come Four 6’s. Members Abby Fox, Amanda Snell, Diana Spencer and myself 59

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Susan Lamb, Diana Spencer, Amanda Snell and Abby Fox.

Cheryl and Pete.

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John and Clay. Abby Fox with legend Craig Cameron. Elliet and Jack.

Mary, Jan and Phil.

The Krazl Family and Marybeth Norton at the Great Tack Exchange. stayed at the Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds in order to be close to the event! The shopping was great. We met representatives from Angle Reins which is a horse program for Veterans and survivors of human trafficking. They had a booth selling T-shirts and hoodies and all proceeds went to run the horse program. Love their shirts, check them out on Facebook! Great cause and great people! As you will see from photo three Abby met the legend Craig Cameron. I love these events were you can meet top trainers of the world. A few years ago I got to meet Clinton Anderson! If you have never been it is well worth it to go! Happy spring, looking forward to a great summer! Take a kid riding and see the future! Much love, ride on. ~Susan (Sue) Lamb COSHOCTON Hello spring! Fallon Park is open and all trails have been cleared of down trees as of the end of March. Thanks to ten 60

members showing up on the first maintenance outing and four for the second outing which was very cold. We are having our poker run June 4 and as always we will provide lunch after the ride. It is always a fun day and 100 percent payback. You will start your hand at the trailhead, there will be three stops on the trail and the last card will be back at the pavilion. If you do not have a horse or do not want to go on the trails with all the stops you can draw all your cards at the pavilion. Last year I believe a horse, a dog and a lady won the top three hands. We are trying to get T-shirts and hats ordered for anyone who would like to purchase them. Last year we could not order them due to shipping shortage or the availability of supplies so fingers crossed we can get that accomplished this year. Summer meetings will be held at the park starting in May. We might try to have a club ride before the May meeting so watch the Facebook page for more information. Stay safe and I hope to see you on the trails. ~Gigi DEFIANCE Happy May everyone we have made it through the wet April weather and are getting

closer and closer to starting our weekend camping trips. Our club has a few rides lined up that we hope to attend weather permitting. May 21 and 22 Glamour Shot Ride at Van Buran State Park, June 10-12 our clubs yearly camp out at the Bluffs in Camden, Mich., July 9 Independence State Dam Ride (pending approval), and Sept. 23-25 NWR State Ride at Van Buran State Park. We also have our yearly horse show that we put on for the local kids to get ready for fair season on June 4 at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. We always have a good turn out and the kids have a great time getting their horses out for their first show after a long winter break. During our show we like to do raffle tickets and this year our prizes will be two Air Shock rocking camp chairs or a $100 gift certificate. I hope everyone has a great start to their camping season and hope to see you out there on the trails. ~Hope Russell DELAWARE Greetings from your friends in Delaware Chapter! Springtime is in full swing and so is getting outdoors with our equine partners. Many of our members have had the opportunity to enjoy spring’s arrival by riding our beautiful Alum Creek State Park bridle trails. Our dedicated trail maintenance crew have continued their work to enhance the riding experience here at our home park. There have


been, and continue, to be many improvements made to our bridle trails. Starting in early spring, the horse campground received a ‘face-lift’ including new horse tie poles and high line wire, new gravel for driveway, new screenings for horse tie sites and general trimming. Our Winterhawk West trail (trail head is directly out of camp) will see several trail improvements this season. Our 2022 OHC matching grant will fund a much-needed refurbishment of Kim’s Crossing platform. Additional platforms will receive replacement decking boards. We are looking forward to a special workday project later this month intended to improve a particularly boggy area just north of ‘The Curves’ on Winterhawk West. Our trail crew will be assisted in this project by one of our local landowners and his fellow workplace team members. All these volunteers have donated their time to help us with this project as part of their business’ ‘employee service day’ obligation. We are very grateful for their assistance! Winterhawk West trail is destined to see lots of traffic as our horseback riding guests discover both food, libations, and ice cream at trail’s end! The town of Kilbourne is home to the Kilbourne Market, a convenience carry-out store featuring handtossed pizza and offering horse tie lines and picnic tables for riders. Sticky Fingers ice cream parlor is scheduled to open by mid-summer and is located just a short jaunt north. On N. Old State Road is Henmick Farm and Brewery. Our chapter received approval from ODNR and Army Corps of Engineers to add an additional bridle trail connector to access Henmick’s property and to reduce street riding as much as possible. Nick Sheets, owner of Henmick Farm and Brewery, plans to provide a fenced paddock for riders to tie their mounts while enjoying a cold beverage and/or a snack from on-site food trucks. With all this enjoyable riding awaiting our visitors, we do ask a favor. If you are riding our Alum Creek bridle trails and can assist with any trail maintenance, your help will be greatly appreciated. Pack your hand trimmers and trim back any pesky branches that you might encounter along the way or pick up any trash you see. We thank you for your help! Our chapter members can look forward to our Spring May 2022

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Pat at improved path at Soggy Bottom. Fling chapter ride, scheduled for May 21. The chosen trail will be determined closer to the date, depending upon local trail conditions. Ride out is 1 p.m. As of the writing of this article, our club’s group outing to the Equine Affaire’s Fantasia performance had not yet occurred. I plan to share highlights of our evening in next month’s column. We hope lots of you got the opportunity to visit this year’s Equine Affaire and specifically our State OHC booth. It was enjoyable to see so many horse enthusiasts in one place! Our May chapter meeting scheduled for May 6 at 7 p.m. at the Alum Creek horse campground featured ‘Saddle Fitting’ presented by OHC member and saddle fitting professional, Dee Silliman. We welcome our OHC friends and guests to join us for our meetings so come and join us! Light refreshments are available. Mark your calendars for June when our members will welcome veterinarian, Dr. Jim Chase, for our June 3 meeting. Topics on equine first-aid and items that all riders should have available when camping and riding will be discussed. Looking forward, our club’s annual ‘Autumn at Alum Trail Ride and Campout’ is scheduled for Sept. 9–11. If you plan to overnight camp, please remember to reserve a campsite online at Upon arrival, you decide where to park and set up camp. Do not forget that day riders are always welcome. May 2022

Tractor setting post at Great Seal Horse Camp. Trail volunteers at Soggy Bottom path. Riders can also plan to participate in Delaware’s All Horse Parade taking place on Sept. 11. Camp at Alum and plan to join your fellow OHC members for the 3 p.m. parade and a delicious potluck afterwards. Lots of fun times and camaraderie to be shared here in Delaware Chapter. Welcome! We are happy to see you! ~Theresa Burke FAIRFIELD For the most part winter is behind us and warmer riding and camping weather is just around the corner. Fairfield OHC has been busy trying to get maintenance of trails and camping areas ready for that day. Our first project for this year was to repair and hard pack stone under the tie lines at Hocking State Forest state horse camp. A crew of 13 volunteers showed up on March 4 with rakes, shovels and chain saws to assist with the project. Bryan Black brought his Bobcat to move the stone we had purchased to the individual camp site tie lines. Keith and Donna White donated a roll of felt that was put down first to cut down on erosion then stone was then spread over it. Not saying we are professional, but it looked pretty dang good when we finished. On that same Friday, another crew of five went to the Airplane Rock rest area and replaced all of the tie lines. Many years ago, we had originally installed aluminum cable which had started to fray. All of the aluminum cable was replaced by steel cable donated by a local zip line company. The new cable should outlast the majority of us that are currently riding the park. That first weekend of March was one of those that you circle on a calendar for that time of year. Another work day had not been planned, but with sun shine and moderate temperatures, we decided “why not?” Five of us

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Replacing tie line at Airplane Rock rest area at Hocking State Forest. showed up on Saturday morning and started clearing the trails. A few weeks earlier, the Hocking area had a severe ice and snow storm. Electrical power was out for up to 10 days for some in the immediate area of the Hocking horse camp. We only managed to clear three trails that day but it was a start. I don’t have an exact count, but best guess would be we cut and cleared 75 trees off of those three trails. It was a mess! In total our volunteers have spent five work days clearing trails at Hocking. The ODN forestry crew assigned to Hocking also cleared their share of trails. They typically take on the tougher areas where heavy equipment is required to complete the task. As of April 2 all trails have been cleared of debris in anticipation of the trails reopening. At least currently cleared, until the next wind storm. We at Fairfield OHC also assist with maintenance projects at Great Seal State Park near Chillicothe. Over the course of last year, the tie lines at Great Seal had deteriorated, requiring a couple new posts be set, anchors screwed into the ground and the tie line cable itself tightened back up. A great volunteer crew of eight completed this project on March 21. Additional improvement projects are on the books for the Hocking equine trail, but they are on hold until later in the spring and summer. Plans are to add more tie rails and benches at rest stops, plus a few picnic tables at the more popular spots.


As a club, I think it is safe to say we do our fair share of work in an effort to make the camps and trails a safe and fun place to visit. However, we also ride our horses more than most when time and weather permit. At the state meeting a few weeks back, Fairfield OHC was recognized as second in the state for the number of trail miles turned in by its members. Jim McGuire Sr. was recognized for being in the top 10 riders in the state with 1,900 miles. Not too shabby for a guy 83 years young. His great granddaughter, Ally McGuire was recognized as being in the top 10 youth riders. All total, our members turned in 21,900 mile for 2021. Super proud of our club. That’s the limit of my memory today. Be safe, hope to see you on the trails soon. ~Chris FULTON Yahoo, camping season is here! As of this writing, Fulton Chapter planned our first outing of 2022. The event was planned for our home campground, Reed Road Ranglers, on the edge of Oak Openings Metropark May 6-8 with our Kentucky Derby party on May 7. We enjoyed entertaining festivities, a potluck dinner and a chapter meeting. Campers and day riders were free to ride Friday, Saturday and Sunday with easy access to Oak Openings and the Maumee State Forest. Non-riders were welcomed to come hang out and enjoy the festivities and food, and attend the meeting as well. The next club trip in May is to Farmlane Campground in Chelsea, Mich., with riding at Waterloo May 20-22. And a small number of members are planning to go to The Bluffs in Camden, Mich., May 13-15 and Red Hill campground in Kentucky May 26-30. Anyone is welcome on these trips as well. 61

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Squishy at the beach. Our showcase ride, commemorating the OHC 50th anniversary, will be on National Trail Day, June 4. We will ride out from the Rider Center on Jeffers Road. A light lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you’ve never been to our beautiful park or state forest, please come join us and check it out. Several of our chapter members are also board members of the Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center and have been busy planning the spring clinic on May 1. This annual free event is open to anyone and everyone and features sessions on topics of interest by judges, trainers, other horse professionals and knowledgeable horsemen and horsewomen. This year’s sessions were about working with horses at liberty, equitation, braiding, fitting your show halter and presenting your horse to the judge in halter and showmanship. Member Dalton Collins presented the halter session. As always, if you are curious about what we’re up to, check our website, Facebook page Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council or Facebook group Fulton County OHC. We welcome you to come to our chapter meetings that are usually the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. These are currently held at Bunkers Bar and Grill in Holland (except when we are in the great outdoors camping and having a party). Members, potential members and guests are always welcome. We hope you all are well and safe and look forward to seeing you on the trails! ~Kathy Brown GEAUGA Greetings from Geauga County chapter. It was a busy March. We were so happy to be able to give delicious cookie trays to the park district workers in gratitude 62

West Woods GOHC cookie tray donation. for keeping our horse trails beautiful. Cheers to all those who baked, donated and delivered the cookies. Special thanks to Donna Lee Kennedy for organizing a wonderful tradition and start to the riding season. Brandy Straka Arotin gave the barefoot hoof health education for us at our first of the year general meeting. There was information about hooves, boots and treatment. It was a great presentation and we appreciate all the material. I hope everyone is getting ready for a special celebration on May 14, our annual banquet. It will be an evening filled with fun, good food and lots of surprises—big prizes and raffles and most of all sharing an evening with friends. Some of the best days of your life haven’t happened yet. ~Cec

tree presentation that the OHC 50th Anniversary committee is donating. Work continues at Caesar Ford. If you are volunteering for a work day, please check our Facebook page first since the weather can affect our ability to work on trails. Dave reports to me if there are issues and I will put them on the page. Please remember that when the trails are wet, a significant amount of damage can be done. It’s much harder to fix than to destroy, so if things are really wet, riding someplace that has different footing is always a better choice. We’re lucky that Caesar Ford is pretty solid, and we’d like to keep it that way. Happy riding! ~Mickie



We had a great day at Warren County’s Great Tack Exchange. We always have lots and lots of items for sale on our tables, and this year was no exception. The tables were stuffed, and Herb told me afterwards that we did a brisk business. Always good to have that! I, of course, forgot to take photos. Luckily, Jerry remembered and sent some to me. By the time this issue is published it’ll be a little over a month before our state ride scheduled for June 10-12. When I made my reservation, the campground looked like it was fairly full, so it should be fun. Members and those interested in becoming members are invited even if you don’t bring horses. Also, please feel free to come to the dinner Saturday night. We always have a great time. Green County OHC will hold our chapter meeting on June 10, at the horse camp, instead of our usual third Friday at the Chamber of Commerce. We will have a

The trail work never ends, but I think we may have finally rounded the curve on dead ash trees! Yes, we did cut down quite a few and remove many fallen dead ash trees, but not near as many as we have in the last few years. However, we seem to have a new phenomenon going on in the forest: trees are root-balling! I’ve been riding at Salt Fork for 22 years and we’ve had more tree’s root-ball this year than in any year past. Why? Well, we are entering the eighth consecutive year of wet weather. If you’re

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Salt Fork workday.


B-Loop a hay farmer you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s been sheer agony trying to make hay the last seven years. Rain, wet ground, cloud covered skies and low wind—all lead to hay that never dries! I gave 16 acres of hay, which sat on the ground for eight days in September, to my neighbors’ dairy farm. Though tended every other day, it simply would not dry. He made silage of it. If you ride all the colors, as a trail, we have 87 miles of trails to offer at Salt Fork. We spent the winter clearing all of them and making many improvements. We added three new mounting blocks, two new bridges and a new switch-back trail on the Blue Trail. Just a little beyond the old Horse Camp on the Blue Trail, the trail descended down a fairly steep grade with clay soil. And, when it rained the trail could get fairly slick. Now the decent down the hill is very gradual. We think you’ll like it! The trail work I found the most satisfying this year was reopening a section of the trail that was closed by the two tornadoes that went through Salt Fork a decade ago. The trail went between rock formations on the B Loop of the White Trail. Two giant trees fell across the trail blocking the openings. One tree was a 3 foot diameter beech tree. It took; two dozer snatch-blocks, 200 feet of cable and wench on the fourwheeler to remove them. See the photos! Hope you enjoy riding between the rocks again! Do all your horseback riding friends belong to the Ohio Horsemen’s Council? If not, explain to them all that OHC does to secure places for us to May 2022

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in early for dinner and relaxed conversation prior to the meeting. Watch our Facebook page for more information about our club and upcoming events! ~Donna Shade HOLMES

Peyton, Top 5 NBHA Ohio.

HOCKING Our club is growing! It’s exciting to see new faces. There was some discussion asking what everyone’s thoughts were about looking for a new place for meetings which could accommodate more people. Keep an eye open for an update if we do decide to move our meeting location. We are so excited and proud of our youth members! Four of the Hocking youth were in the Top 10 for trail miles in 2021: 2nd place Quincy Lehman; 3rd place Gunner Rau; 7th place Olivia Truax; 10th place Peyton Truax. Everyone is excited and determined to ride even more miles in 2022. Our youth members participate in many events other than trail riding as well. Congratulations to Peyton for also winning the 2021 Reserve Champion 3D barrels in the Ohio 04 NBHA! I had an exciting opportunity to be part of a coast to coast ride from Delaware to California, for a day. I joined Lisanne Fear of the Mustang Discovery Ride that went through our area in late March. We rode 16 miles that day from the Tar Hollow area, into Chillicothe for an emergency vet appointment at Tharp Animal Health Care Center because shortly after leaving camp Lisanne’s little dog, Zende was injured. We trotted 6 miles to get to the vets office for x-rays. It was discovered that the pup had broken a bone in his foot.

Donna and Lisanne, Mustang Discovery Ride. May 2022

Quincy and Bud. Afterwards, we rode to Great Seal to set up camp for the night. You can follow this adventure through Facebook or google to find out about the purpose of this ride and learn more about The Discovery Trail. Plans were finalized for the club ride at Cowboy Larry’s July 15-17. If you are a primary or secondary member of Hocking, you get a discount on your camping fee. The Vacation Vaquera has again agreed to lead a group out on Saturday at 10 a.m., for those who want to ride but are not familiar with the trails. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. We will be holding an auction Saturday night and everyone is welcome to join. If you would like to come ride with our group, the state camp is nearby. Our club is also planning a Halloween ride, Oct. 21-23 at Great Seal. There will be a trail ride on Saturday, followed by a costume parade and trick or treating for the kids in the campground. Due to some conflicts in scheduling, we have changed a few of our meeting dates this year. Our July meeting will be held July 10 instead of July 17. Please mark your calendars accordingly. We have guest speakers lined up for some of them, which you don’t want to miss! Our club is very family friendly and we meet at the Home Tavern in Logan the third Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Come

As I sit down to write the May newsletter, we are heading into a cool wet April. March tiptoed in like a lamb, but left as a cold lion-like reminder of winter. But it’s spring now, so whatever the weather is, bring it. With the warmer weather, many members have been riding at Malabar and some other areas. It is so great to be out and on a horse again. Holmes County Ohio Horseman’s Council had our End of Winter Fest on April 2 at Der Dutchman in Walnut Creek, Ohio. We very much enjoyed our first non-camping get together in a long while. Der Dutchman did not disappoint! Food was wonderful as was our very capable server Norma. The event was attended by 30 adults and five youth. In attendance were two of our charter member of 1985, Mary Mast and Mel Wengerd. Mel is 86 or something and still riding while Mary, one of our most active riders, must have joined up in kindergarten. Cheryl Schneider organized the event and solicited donations for the baskets. She, Ricky Mast, and Cindy Grey shared Master of Ceremony duties. Cheryl opened with prayers that mentioned our absent president, Jim Mast, who is recovering from a knee procedure. We deeply felt his absence. Cheryl and Ricki also had a photo display of the clubs accomplishments this year. A raffle of several very nice gift baskets was held. Donors were Millersburg Agri-Pro, TSC, Anna Porter from Equine Closet, Don Brown, and Cheryl Schneider. Gas card drawings and a 50/50 drawing added to the evening activities. Our very busy and appreciated treasurer, Sue Rhodes passed out awards for most destinations to Ron Kline, and biggest increase in miles to Anna Porter. A very heartfelt thank you to all concerned with a great banquet and to the club itself for making it possible. Club member and Secretary, Cindy Gray-Stanley attended a clinic called ‘Riding and Training Outside the Arena’. Topics covered were the advantages of outdoor training and exercises


Holmes County OHC which benefit the partnership with your horse. Cindy mentioned she has been doing groundwork this winter and is working on conditioning her 26 year old Icelandic for some short trail rides this year. Cindy also improved our county website by making the Corral newsletter available on the Holmes County section of the Ohio Horseman’s Council website. Members Bruce Hanna and Lee Duncan rode with Lorain member Rodney Harrison at Mohican on April 3. Bruce said it was great to be back at Mohican and had no issues riding the revised North Blue trail. He also mentioned that there were many rigs at Mohican that day. Bruce attended the chainsaw training class at Mohican on March 22. The Ohio Forestry Association put it on and Wayne County president Marline Smalley sent us the information. It was well attended. Thank you to those who put it on. Holmes County is planning a work weekend at Mohican May 20-21. Plans are being made for the club trip to Elkins Creek in June. The club is sponsoring a $25 TSC card for the OHC Bingo game. The club also made a donation to Camp Tuscazoar towards gravel for their new parking lot. Bowman’s Leather donated three leather cleaning products which were given away after a discussion on favorite tack cleaning methods. Thank you to 63

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someone put a hill in my path. Need more muscle buildup in my legs. I discovered that riding horses is not creating good leg muscles. I did record three miles on flat bicycle trails in beautiful mountain scenery. I’m headed home to fetch my horse. Our secretary, Kathy Shoemaker continues to do a terrific job and keeps all our members well informed with her monthly newsletter. You can find detailed information there which I need not repeat here. If you are a Facebook participant, you can see all kinds of pictures and information on accomplished rides and the large amount of activity that KCOHC members enjoy. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses leaner, as we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. We meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Hopefully, we find a new meeting place soon or are allowed to return to the Long Branch Pizza in Centerburg. ~Terry L. Baker LAKE Hurray for May! We hope the days put smiles on your faces and give great rides from your bases. Enough of the snow and rains of April! Back to March: Two of our Lake County members attended the Regional meeting in Delaware, Ohio. Michelle S. and I enjoyed visiting with other OHC members. The state OHC is celebrating its 50th anniversary. We can still order special clothing items with 50th Anniversary logos celebrating this special year. There are nine state rides this year with each state ride having special activities. Each chapter should have a website. Rosemary Morgan is our Lake chapter author. Send her your information if you want your pictures/stories on our website. Cuyahoga Valley National Park has several improvements thanks to the Daltons and Medina’s OHC. We look forward to riding their trails. The state OHC has become a 501(C) 3, therefore, all local OHC’s fall under tax exemption status as well. Don’t forget that all donations to any individual chapter or trail fund are tax exempt, depending on which tax form is used. Lake OHC met at Guido’s

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Barb J. and Savannah restaurant in Chesterland just to celebrate. Great horse prizes were distributed to all, thanks to Big Dee’s. Big Dee’s also gave us door prizes and gift certificates for those who turned in their trail miles. Bonnie G. did a super job of presenting fun games and her own surprise charms. Donna K. gave out St. Patrick’s Day scarves, which made us all look Irish, if just for the moment. And as always, Guido’s food was awesome! We owe a huge thank you to Big Dee’s for constantly supporting us as well as other horse groups. We love shopping at Big Dee’s because we can usually find what we are looking for while earning Big Dee’s bonus bucks. Keep smiling. Keep riding. And stay safe. ~Rayneen Tisovic LAWRENCE Rangers Nick and Megan hosted the Lawrence County Chapter meeting at the Paddle Creek Horse Camp on April 11 and discussed plans to upgrade the camping area. More of the pine trees have been removed and the members had a cleanup day to clear out the remaining branches before campers arrived on April 1. Many thanks to members who gave their time and energy to get the job done! President James Maynard and wife April report that there were a few campers for opening weekend and they are expecting the numbers to increase as the days get warmer. By the time this article is being read, the meeting


will have been conducted and upgrade plans should be in the works. Plan a trip to our end of the Wayne National Forest to check out the horse camp and enjoy some great riding with some good people. LCOHC wants to congratulate our youth members who are also in 4-H. Several kids attended a clinic and youth fun show in Ironton last weekend. They learned a lot of new skills that will help keep them and their equine buddies safe both in the arena and on the trail. These kids are the hope of the horse industry in the not so distant future. As experienced horse people, we encourage everyone to share your wisdom with a child every chance you get. Your time will be well rewarded. As always, stay healthy, be safe and be happy. ~Betty LICKING Hello horse friends and members. As I’m writing this we are still at the beginning of the riding season but when you are reading this article we should be in full spring mode! Hopefully everyone has a few nice rides in by now after the wet first few months of the year. While we are on the subject of riding, I want to remind everybody that our first outing is coming up. Our Pizza Ride at Infirmary Mound Park on May 7 at 10 a.m., get your trailers ready and come out and join us. It will be a lot of fun! Everybody is welcome to join us on our rides, especially if you are already an OHC member or as a guest. We will have membership forms and a list of the remaining rides, which you can also find on Facebook under the events tab on our chapter page. If you enjoy your time with us, consider joining our chapter. We are happy to welcome you. As always, we will have a slow and fast group at every ride, so everyone can have a fun time. At our Pizza Ride we will socialize and of course we’ll have pizza afterward. I did remind everybody about the rides at our last meeting. We were also updated on what was discussed in the state meeting by our president Charlene. She always does an excellent job of keeping us informed. Charlene also had scheduled another workday at Dillon State Park which already happened on April 23, and I hope it was well attended. That is all I have for this time. I hope May 2022

County Lines everybody is well. Enjoy your horses, the blue sky and the beautiful trails! Take care! ~Sigrid Batten LOGAN The Logan County OHC has been meeting the first Sunday of the month. The Logan County OHCs group miles were reviewed and were reported to State, our total miles in each of the parks was quite impressive. Total miles ridden were 3,838 covering 10 different parks. Top high mileage and top saddle hours were won by Erica Wilson. Runner up in high mileage was Becky Porter and runner up in high saddle hours was Deborah Hubbard. Congratulations to our winners. The 50th anniversary of OHC was discussed and all of its activities. Logan County OHC is donating five laser tumblers with OHC 50th Anniversary emblem to the 50th anniversary State bingo. All members were encouraged to try something new and to fill out bingo cards and send them in by the end of the year. A fundraiser was discussed, and Kathy Wiley reported that the date of our concession stand fundraiser is May 20, at Marmon Valley Farms. Bobbie Shields will take care of getting everything organized. We have done this fundraiser in the past at this open horse show. The Central Regional ride is July 15-17 at AEP Conesville, Fallon Park. A schedule of events was distributed and we

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encourage members to make your reservations as soon as possible. It should be lots of fun. On April 24 we worked at Kiser Lake along with Champaign County to put up our memorial hitching posts for Christy Stanley (who passed away last year). Congratulations to Deborah Hubbard who last year won the Year End third place High Point Amateur Rider from the Ohio Ranch Horse Association and sixth place at the Region level. Way to go Deb! Last but not least, we have our campsite marker garden flags in, so you should start seeing those flags marking our Logan County OHC campsites soon! ~Cynthia Orr LORAIN Hello fellow horse riders. This month Centurra Country Store is our sponsor. Thank you! Farm calls are available if needed. Their equine specialist is Kathi Green. Please consider Centerra for your horse’s needs. We’ve got our popular Pie Ride scheduled for May 14; this is one you do not want to miss. We will start at the Carlisle Equestrian Center departing at 10 a.m. Then we will gather at the enclosed pavilion for pie and other refreshments. My mouth is watering already. If you can’t decide what kind of pie to bring, I am especially fond of strawberryrhubarb and three berry pies and Jim W. and Dave D. really like pecan pie! Karen Norton has graciously offered to be the contact person for this ride. Please refer to the monthly event details in the calendar for other details. Our monthly membership meeting will be held May 16 at the Carlisle Visitor Center Black River Room beginning at 7 p.m. Kathi Green from Centerra will be our guest speaker. Our very first campout of this year is set for Saturday-Sunday,

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St. Patty’s day ‘22

Dressing in green on St. Patrick’s Day ‘22. May 21-22 (one night). We will hold it at the Carlisle Equestrian Center. The camping permit will be secured by our club so there is no charge for our members. Bring a tie line for your horses. We will have a scavenger hunt ride on Saturday. Please meet at the pavilion at 1 p.m. to register. Results must be turned in by 5:30 p.m. You are welcome to come for the day and participate in activities if you do not plan to camp. The open pavilion is where we will plan to gather and have an evening campfire. Water will be available for the horses and the restrooms will be open. The Black River Astronomical Society will open their telescopes for viewing planets and stars, weather permitting. Brenda Lang has kindly agreed to be the contact for this ride. Please refer to the monthly event details in the calendar for other details. On May 30, Memorial Day, we will plan to participate in the Grafton parade with our horses. Karen Norton has generously agreed to be the contact for this ride. More details are forthcoming. Looking ahead to the beginning of June, there is a campout at Salt Fork State Park June 3-5. The sites are primitive sites with water, latrines and tie ups. Flush toilets and showers are available at the regular camping area. There are 36 miles of trails and numerous water crossings. There is a fee to camp. Go to to make reservations. Jim Wallace has kindly offered to be the contact for this ride. Brenda Lang announced the Trail Mile awards at our March meeting. Thank you to Brenda for all your time and effort in


compiling the numbers and for sending the information to the Ohio Horse Council. In first place were Elmer Garn with 1,034 miles and Kelly Krupp Denes with 1,516 miles. In second place were Rick Augustine with 679 miles and Cheryl Garn with 1,034 miles. In third place was Shawn Jackson with 590 miles and Wendy Gillund with 898 miles. Our youth rider, Kendyl Peabody received an award with 18 miles. Deborah Hurlburt had the top saddle hours with 200. Congratulations to our award winners and all who took the time to record and turn in their trail riding information. This helps tremendously to let those in charge of providing funds to our Ohio Parks know that we horseback riders use the parks. Our members most frequented place to ride was Carlisle Reservation with 2,372 miles, second was Mohican Memorial with 1,461 miles, third was Edison Woods with 1,160 miles and fourth was Hocking State Forest with 1,042 miles. Many blessings to all our mothers! May your Mother’s Day be a day of leisure. ~Kathy Duncan MADISON When you read this, the Ohio wildflowers will be putting on their annual show for us all to enjoy. Be sure to look for all of the Trillium varieties (there are eight of them, but some are quite rare) —Ohio’s state wildflower. We all have looked forward to pleasant times outdoors with our horses, pursuing whatever we love to do with our equine partners, and spring is a wonderful beginning. Madison County Chapter has been busy clearing Deer Creek trails, after so many trees were down from the ice storm this winter. It is slow going, as you can see from the photos, but women with chain saws will

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with a presentation on equine emergencies—when to call the vet and what to do until they get there. It was truly enlightening. Dr. Hegedus brought an equine emergency kit, which was raffled off with Jean Kritner winning it. Our April presenter was Terry Myers, of Terry Myers Training Center, with a presentation on the instincts of people and horses and how it all translates to our time in the saddle. For May, our presentation will be ‘What’s in Your Saddle Pack?’ It has been really informative and fun to have something new each meeting always preceded by a simple meal with the group to allow for conversation and camaraderie. Happy trails to all! ~Lisa Reynolds MEDINA

Deer Creek work day 2022, Jean Kritner. prevail! We have the Orange Trail cleared, and even had to remove the charred remains from a Jeep that a brilliant fellow tried to get out of the mud and off of a fallen tree at 2 a.m. by burning the tree. He lost a lot that night, including his hunting license and the Jeep (and probably the girlfriend who was with him). We swept up molten metal and broken glass along with other small auto components. He should be up for the Darwin Award, in our opinion. We are working to have all trails clear soon, but you should be able to work your way around on all of them now. We are posting work days on our Facebook page, please let us know if you are interested in lots of laughs along with work in the woods. We have a great time, and greatly appreciate the help and cooperation of the managers at Deer Creek. They are the best! Madison County puts on five Gymkhana events each year at the Madison County Fairgrounds in London, Ohio. We invite riders of all ages to come and have fun! Our dates are: May 14, June 18, Aug. 6, Sept. 17, and Oct. 8. All are on Saturday. We have fun putting this on, and the contestants and spectators have a great time too. We hope to see your there. Our chapter is having a guest speaker or presentation each meeting to add to our horse knowledge. In March, our meeting guest was Dr. Olivia Hegedus of Bella Vista Equine Veterinary Services 66

First I’ll get the unpleasant news out of the way. Our state ride on the weekend of Aug. 1921 is cancelled. Definitely. After two years of Covid absence we thought we were back on track last year. The issue is camping. Camping as a rule is not allowed anywhere in the park for anyone; hikers, private groups, and horseman. But because of our work on the trails we were given a special dispensation from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park to camp at Robinson Field. The park is taking another look at camping and for the time being, there is no camping in the park. Not just us, but anyone. So we tried to regroup and find another suitable location with access to the park and available camping. We hitched our hopes to Camp Manatoc, a Boy Scout camp that is adjacent to the CVNP. We really tried to make this work. Then we measured the distance from the camp site to the front of the camp, and from there across a former golf course to the trail. We examined the condition of the trail itself. It would take a lot of staged work and reinforcing the river bank as well as other problems that are out of our control to ready a trail that has been closed for several years. It was agreed that it will take more time to rehabilitate the area than we have. All this forced our hand to cancel the state ride again this year. We are as brokenhearted as you. But God willin’ and the river don’t rise (and the trail gets fixed, and we find a place to camp) we will be back! However, if you are in the mood

for a day ride, we still got ‘em! On May 11 Karyl Getson will be leading folks at Brecksville Reservation in the Cleveland Metro Parks. Be sure and let her know you are coming. She can be reached at 440/476-7511. May 25 finds us at Hinckley Reservation, contact Barb Vega for information at 216/702-1224. June 4 is National Trails Day, ride a trail of your choice. June 11 Molly Eastwood will be at Mohican State Forest, contact her at 330/603-0820. June 18 Camp Tuscazoar is the place, call Barb Harding at 330/484-4380 if you can come. There is a limit of seven rigs. For a complete list of our rides see the Medina blog on the OHC website. We are also in the process of planning a day ride on Aug. 20. Plans include a continental breakfast, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and dinner. Stay tuned. I almost forgot to mention our banquet! We all had a fun evening at the Richfield Masonic Hall with our friends of Summit Chapter on March 26. The chilly conditions didn’t stop almost 50 people from enjoying a great dinner, fun prizes and good times with friends. The highlight was a beautiful cake made by Debbie Donner. Our next meeting is June 1 at Robinson Field in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It’s our annual ice cream social! Bring your sweet tooth and ideas for rides and fundraising. Future meetings will include an evening with Champaign County’s own Dee Silliman on Aug. 3 who will speak to us about saddle fitting. We’re looking for a few good trail workers! Join us June 11. Contact Raydeen Ryden ( or 334/6637361 or Greg Monsanty (330/3525737 or (blackhorsebridge@aol. com) for dates and details. The valley is ready, are you? ~Rosemary MEIGS Greetings, from Meigs County! Spring seems to have finally showed her face, and with her brings new beginnings and new excitement for upcoming horserelated activities. Hopefully many of you were able to enjoy the Ohio Equine Affaire! Many members from Meigs OHC have been taking advantage of the warmer days to finish brushing out those winter coats, dust off those saddles and hit the trails!


Annalyn S. and Mustang Raiden enjoy an event at Crazy Woman Ranch.

Members relaxing around the fire after a ride at the Zaleski Horse Camp.

Members riding the Moonville Rail Trail in Zaleski, Ohio. May events for Meigs County OHC included a 10:30 a.m. group trail ride on Saturday, May 7 at AEP Southern Ohio Recreational Area in Langsville, Ohio, followed by our first Fun Show of the season at 4 p.m. The chapter will reunite the following weekend, May 14 and 15 for a Trade Days event, where area vendors and sellers have been invited to come set up and sell their goods to the community. Other chapter trail rides for the month of May include Hocking Hills on May 21, ride out from the State Horseman’s Camp at 10:30 a.m. and a Memorial Day weekend ride at AEP Recreational Area at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. The Meigs Chapter OHC Annual Make a Wish Benefit Ride will take place on June 11 with signups beginning at 9 a.m. and we will ride out at 10 a.m. A beautiful 9 year old, black racking mare has been generously donated by a club member to be auctioned off at this event—all proceeds will also go to benefit May 2022

County Lines The Make a Wish Foundation! We hope everyone near and far will join us for this wonderful charity event! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” —Winston Churchill Happy trails, my friends! ~Beka Setzer MORROW Greetings from Morrow County OHC chapter where the calendar indicates spring while the brisk weather has blunted spring progress including the start of nesting for pond residents. The challenging weather and my health issues which required a five-day hospital stay have kept me inside for much of 2022 allowing me time to monitor the pond activity. A 30-year-old neighbor, who has been my right hand for 15 years, has helped to maintain good health for the herd of 13 horses. Tragically the herd size is now 12 when the 23-yearold stallion died from being ‘cast’ for what could have been 24 hours after his daily feeding. He was the sire for eight herd members (ages 11 to 20) and hopefully was successful in breeding a friend’s mare in late 2021 after being celibate for 13 years. Lightning had been part of the herd starting as a weaning and ridden on day rides locally plus at Mohican/ Malabar/Conesville with other riders which some readers may remember from the picture with this report. The additional picture of his daughter and son (Zuni and Comanche) preserves his black/ white Tobiano presence in the herd for a few more years. Actual chapter activity has been limited to monthly meetings to maintain equine fellowship. No actual 2022 riding has been done by chapter members, although many outings are planned in addition to applying the state grant to improve the trails at Mount Gilead State Park. Byron, Ted, Floyd, and Gerald attended the Delaware State meeting. It was a refreshing opportunity to visit with friends plus witness the dedication of OHC members to the organization motto. The meeting’s presentation of planned 2022 OHC events was welcome equine therapy for the winter/ pandemic stress. Although the risk of sounding like a stuck phonograph record (which younger readers may have never experienced), repeating May 2022

Stone church workers. Lots of downed trees. Zuni and Comanche

Stallion Lightning, gone but not forgotten. the words of encouragement from previous reports still remains true. Members who can navigate to the barn may enjoy the benefits of equine therapy without riding, via grooming and feeding plus whispering horse/ human conversations like Dr. Dolittle. The smell/touch/sounds associated with such equine activities have been a spirit lifter for me after the January 2021 death of my wife who shared 60 years of marriage with this cantankerous old man. Her lifelong equine interests were responsible for horses becoming an important part of our family. This report ends with the usual sign-off until next month. I trust the 2022 season will allowed many OHC members to get back in the saddle again. 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. I wish happy trails to you. Also, stay safe in the saddle and on your horse if you do have an opportunity to ride before the next report, I hope to see some readers on the trail later this year. ~Doc PERRY Clear! Well for now the trails at Stone Church in the Wayne National are clear thanks to all the hard work of fellow members

of Perry OHC who came out to assist with cleaning efforts in March. I’ve included pictures of the group and want to express my sincere thanks as president for the wonderful turn out. Everyone did a great job! Stay tuned to our Facebook page for a work date for Burr Oak where we will ride over Memorial Day weekend. We sadly were not able to get a group permit so it will be a pay per night campout. We have a full trail ride schedule planned that unfortunately does not include Mohican this year. This schedule will soon be posted to our Facebook page and website. Though we didn’t have Mohican last year, we were turned down for 2022. Based on some other information, my thought is that since we share this ride with Hocking members and vice versa, that the forest manager decided we got to go too often so he turned us down. Two other chapters who do the same thing were turned down as well. I’m not convinced that was the proper response from the forest manager when we simply want to make sure the campground is full and both of our chapters have a relatively small membership base. Everyone is excited to get down to riding in what has been a very slow start. I can’t believe it is early April and I’ve not had the opportunity to ride thanks to the weather which seems ideal during the week and nasty on the weekends. Maybe good things come to those who wait. We will be deciding on designs for our new club T-shirts in May and planning the remainder of our year. Guest speakers aren’t working out because of the early closing time of our meeting venue mixed with speakers’ busy schedules. We will be moving some of our warmer month meetings to scheduled ride locations so stay tuned. Congratulations to Linda Patterson for the purchase of a new sorrel mare. She looks beautiful and I’m sure Linda is itching to get her out. Member


Stone Church work crew. Teresa Spring found a new furry friend of the canine variety and, you guessed it, it’s another retriever and so cute! Here’s to kicking off another great season of trail riding and camping. Please check us out on Facebook or via the state website. Our meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at the Top Hat in Junction City. We invite new faces to join us. To an exciting year of happy trails! ~Marianne PREBLE Preble County had our Spring Fling Show on April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. We had a lot of fun at the obstacle course in the arena. It was free to any who wanted to participate. That afternoon we had our regular speed show. Registration was at 2 p.m. and show began at 3 p.m. We appreciate all who came to join us for a great beginning to our riding season and to celebrate spring. April 24 the Preble County 4-H advisors had our yearly tack sale. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Our monthly meetings began the first weekend in May and will be held at the Hueston Woods State Park Horseman’s Campground weather permitting. Our meetings are the first Saturday of each month, if you would like to come join us feel free to come on out. If you haven’t turned in your membership application yet, you can bring it to a meeting or send it to me and I will get you registered. Our state ride is slated for October. The flyer is about ready to be printed and distributed so 67

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Eugene pushing downed tree from trail.

maintenance. If you see Dennis, John, Eugene or Donn out on the trail let them know if there are any issues that need tending to. As this year gets to a better place we want to invite all horseback riders to come and enjoy the trails and campground at Hueston Woods State Park. Stay safe everyone, hope to see you all soon. Hope to see you out on the trails, safe riding. Happy Mother’s Day! ~Becky ROSS

Trees totally uprooted.

Plugged up culvert had to be cleaned out. we can start getting the word out. October will be here before you know it. We will have our big raffle of a $750 Rural King gift card, and the dinner will consist of pulled pork, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw and desserts. Drinks will be provided for those attending the meal. Check out our ad in the April Corral with all of the information for the entire year. Cindy Barnett will be here that weekend to talk about the OHC 50th Anniversary and prizes will be given out to OHC members. We will be having our Chinese auction on Saturday as well as our dinner. All are welcome to join us for Soup Supper Friday night as well. Members always make the soups and they are usually outstanding! You do not have to be an OHC member to join in on all the festivities of our State Ride, everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and food! Remember that proceeds from State Ride help us to make needed trail fixes and 68

Hello everyone and welcome to May. Spring riding is revving back up, the weather is finally starting to cooperate a little bit so that we can get out and enjoy our horses on the trails. I hope that you are all doing just that. Ross County members had a scheduled work session at Tar Hollow March 19, it was a great day for trail maintenance. The members were able to get quite a few trails cleared of trees and branches. We will schedule another work session for trail maintenance in order to continue to keep the trails free and clear of fallen obstacles. Dates and time to come later but for now you can follow us on our Facebook page for details. Thanks to all who came out for the first work session and for the next one. Any and all help is much appreciated. The officers got together for dinner on March 12 and put together a little ride schedule. May 27 club ride and poker run at Tar Hollow, June 11 club ride at Zaleski, June 25 club ride at Bear Lake, July 16 club ride at Twin Creek (this one is tentative and could change, we will keep you posted), Sept. 3 club ride at Ward Road, Oct. 29 club ride at Tar Hollow. Reminder to also check out Ross County Facebook page for more information or details for changes on scheduled club rides. I hope to see each

March 19 work clearing trails.


2021 New Years Eve ride at Tar Hollow horse brothers and sisters all out of Homeboy Stud.

Table at Westview.

and every one of you out on the trails this year. Until next month, happy trails y’all. ~Angie SANDUSKY Hello again, my friends! Hoping the weather is treating us right and we are over the mud soon! May is such a beautiful month! Everyone is hopefully getting back in the saddle this spring. We have our trailer out of storage and working on getting it travel ready. I always love that part, it’s my little home away from home and I love just sitting in it in the driveway! I also hope by the time you are reading this gas prices have gone down. If not, we won’t be able to go every weekend like we did last year. But like a friend said, “When you go, you just need to stay longer.” Love that idea! We are so excited that our chapter was approved for $750 in grant money. At a later meeting, we will be discussing what project the money will go toward. Chapter members are encouraged to bring some ideas to the table. Four of our members attended the OHC State meeting in Delaware where the 50th anniversary fun was kicked off with cake and ice cream. Al will inform us all about the news and events from the meeting at our next chapter meeting. Westview Equine Appreciation night invited us to have a table at their event. Al had his ‘bag of bones’ to help draw people to our table. Bags with horse and people treats along with OHC information were distributed. I believe quite a few people stopped at our table and some seemed very interested in joining. Many folks looked at the calendars we had set out from all the years of fun we’ve had. This year, Sandusky County 4-H horse clubs will be offering points for trail riding that will go toward their year-end show season. We


Chip n Dale birthday. have agreed to assist with two rides, the first is on May 15 at Oak Openings and the second is June 25-26 at White Star. We hope to see lots of participation on both sides of this! I hope everyone got a chance to go to the Equine Affaire in April. It’s an amazing event and OHC had a booth set up full of friendly faces ready to horse and trail ride talk with anyone that stopped by. It takes a lot of work and volunteer time to set this up and I know a few of our members helped. I missed the event this year since my daughter took me to Paris and London! Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We usually meet for supper at 5:45. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Also check out the state web page, Give your muddy four legged partner a good brushing and a kiss on his warm nose. Life is good. ~Marla Sidell SUMMIT Greetings from everyone at Summit County OHC. By now many of you have been out surveying the trails and some have been lucky enough to ride if conditions are right. Needless to say it has been an old fashioned, long winter but the grass is greening and spring flowers are finally poking their heads above ground for a look around. After several rescheduled dates, we finally had our joint banquet and awards dinner with May 2022

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Smiles in abundance.

Meet and greet crew. Medina OHC. Mother Nature did not disappoint by throwing a few tantrums to add to the excitement of the evening. Setup and decorations at the Richfield Masonic Hall started at 4 p.m. on March 22. Tables, chairs, and table covers went up with military precision. Then, Cathy Matonis worked her magic setting out horseshoe vases filled with forsythia, pussy willow branches and multicolor tulips. The social hour began at 5 p.m. with munchies and beverages to welcome the guests skating in from the icy conditions outside. Thanks to the quick thinking and reflexes of Molly Eastwood, Debbie Donner’s masterpiece cake arrived intact and upright despite the ill-timed wind gusts and slippery footing. The hum of sweet conversation got louder as more members joined in to celebrate their joy at getting together again after two years of pandemic restrictions. The caterer did an amazing job with her selection of fried chicken, buttered potatoes, green beans, rigatoni, cole slaw and fruit salad. The generous portions offered seconds to all who wanted more or a care package for the next day. The beautiful cake donated by Debbie Donner was literally the icing on the cake of the evening celebration. The yellow sheet cake base was topped by a large chocolate cake horse shoe. The May 2022

entire cake was decorated with Medina, Summit, and the OHC logo trimmed in golden yellow roses and edging celebrating OHC’s 50th anniversary. The awards portion followed next. Thanks to Centerra Country Store for donating items for our door prizes. Each club then distributed awards for their riders who participated by turning in trail miles and participating in activities for 2021. With road conditions deteriorating, members began trickling out around 9 p.m., and the whole process of cleaning up and returning the hall to the condition we found it began. Thanks to each and every one of the members, spouses or significant others who pitched in to make this a joyful and memorable evening. Karma? Inquiring minds want to know! Title: Two Person Trail Crew Attacked by Tree Root While Walking Water-logged Horse Path in Ohio. First person escapes unscathed; companion taken down and soaked from belt to boots in effort to break away. Regaining footing and freedom, the pair trudges down the trail only to encounter a fast running stream ahead. During crossing, slippery stepping stone moves mysteriously; soggy bottoms footing gives way. No! She cried in utter disbelief during her descent; the opposite side equally soaked. Unable to contain amusement, dry companion laughs uncontrollably as they trudge back to trailhead. Distant claps of thunder became louder and within minutes, a deluge ensued. Now, both became completely drenched as they slogged along last mile to vehicle. Moral: He, who laughs last, laughs best and only needs to get half as wet to be totally drenched. Believe it or not. ~Joann Ulichney TUSCARAWAS Talk about inspirational tales, I stumbled upon a wonderful story of a stoic Minot, Maine resident, Annie Wilkins, who sought to venture beyond her deteriorating home site, accompanied by a valiant pooch and Morgan steed, Tarzan. Their imminent destination, California. The challenges were numerous. Guided by gas station roadmaps, typical of the 1950s, she was rewarded time and again by gracious homesteaders who extended shelter and feed for her horse. Depeche Toi, her plucky pup, rested fitfully with

Annie after sharing a hot meal and comfortable cot, welcomed warmly by the inhabitants. Often she was persuaded to remain longer than intended. The kind folks of Tennessee gifted her a sleek Walker after hearing of the difficulty Tarzan may face, serving as pack horse too. The terrain was becoming more hazardous. Sixty-three year old Annie’s perseverance and consistent progress was hindered by obstacles and untimely severe weather conditions. However, the media was enamored with her humble mannerisms and devotion to her traveling companions. She won the hearts of rural America. Her goals became their goals! Although traveling on horseback across our nation today, is seemingly a rare occurrence, as we would certainly encounter issues of safety in all aspects. What dreams are awakened within when the wisdom of such is pondered? A simpler time, yes, but how I marvel at the sheer determination Annie portrayed. It warms my heart and soothes my soul, as witness to the kindness extended from perfectly trusting strangers. It reinforces one’s optimism. Maybe someday I will dig deep, pack my saddlebags, and ride into the sunset! In reference to hitting the trail, the Tuscarawas County OHC has scheduled rides for 2022. Please reach out to our members for additional details and updates. We welcome new members and the company of fellow riders. Join us the second Monday of each month, generally a dinner meeting at New Philadelphia’s Hog Heaven. Happy Trails! ~Holly Waldenmyer UNION Spring has finally sprung. Horse people always know when spring is around the corner, tack swaps always appear in abundance. This year we attended the Clark County 4-H Tack Swap at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio. Our Secretary Debbie Strayton was happy that she sold her daughter’s pink suede saddle. Jim and Debbie braved some un-spring like weather on April 1 to attend the trailer safety presentation by Mr. Roger Tigner of A-1 Trailer and Hitch, which was hosted by the Delaware County Chapter. Thank you, Delaware County Chapter for arranging this very informative presentation. Remember to fill out your


Jim at the tack swap.

Trailer safety course. Bingo cards. There are lots of great prizes up for grabs. Until next month stay safe, have fun, and happy trails. ~Karen Holland WARREN Hello spring! At least I think so. As I write this, Mother Nature can’t quite decide what season she wants to be. But that’s not unusual for Ohio, unfortunately we’re used to it. The weather was good for the Great Tack Exchange, luckily. We always hope for nice weather, so our outdoor vendors and attendees don’t freeze. But if it’s too nice, it’s always tempting for people to do other things on the farm instead of coming to the event. This year was about perfect for it, I’d say. The new location seemed to work very well. It was a little hard to tell how attendance was, as this venue is a bigger building with bigger aisles. But things seemed to go well, and our treasurer Diane said it was a success. I haven’t heard the full report yet, but that much is good to know. I was at the event all day, shopping, working a door or in the promo booth, etc. But did I take photos of the promo booth, the food booth, or any other photos in general? Of course not. For some reason, when I had to physically bring a camera to an event, I remembered. But now that my camera is on my phone? I forget to take it out of my pocket. Hopefully someone got some 69

County Lines orders are still being taken (the books are $10 each). At this point, we aren’t sure of release date. For more information contact Julie Putnam at julieputname59@ That’s it for this month. Hope to see more people at the meetings, with the speakers we’re having. ~Mickie

(L to R): Harold McKeehan, Chris Pawsat, Roger Pawsat, Kinda McKeehan.

Roseann Allen. photos. Luckily for me Kathleen Girgis got some of the set up, so those are what I’m including this month. Hopefully next month I’ll

Dan Weber and Harold McKeehan working on fence. have photos and news from the actual day of the GTE, and/or from Green-Up Day. Speaking of next month, we will be having speakers at many of our meetings this year. In May we will have Mike Barker, who is with Life Data Labs, the makers of Farrier’s Formula (good stuff!). Keep an eye on your calendar and email reminders to see who else is coming up. We had just started having speakers when everything shut down in 2020, so it’s nice to be getting back to it. Don’t forget the cookbook that is being printed this year. It will be a nice collections of recipes submitted by various members. Submissions are closed, but

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Hopefully the rainy season will slow down for camping season. Don’t forget we meet on Tuesday at 6 p.m. now, not Monday, at Flippin’ Jimmie’s restaurant in Fostoria. Stay high and dry. ~Barb

WOOD It seemed to be a long winter, and spring so far has been pretty wet. Thank goodness for Oak Openings Metropark and their sand base as riding there has been decent. Seeing herds of deer and small groups of wild turkeys is always a plus. By the time you read this we will have been to Waterloo, Mich., and Salamonie River State Forest, Ind. Waterloo is looking to be well attended. We have a great time at Farmlane campground. May 25-30 will be Memorial Day weekend at Van Buren, June 8-12 is Caesar Creek State Ride, June 23-26 is Jefferson Lake State Ride, July 1-4 is at Van Buren, July 21-24 is at West Branch and August 4-6 is at Barkcamp State Ride.

Jo loves her warm poncho and Elaine is riding her new horse Caesar.

Joan Miller from Hancock County OHC rode with us at Oak Horse.

Matt coming from the Oak horse water stop.

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