Horsemen's Corral May 2024

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The Horsemen’s Corral is the official publication for the following clubs:

Northern Kentucky Horse Network

Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club

Northern Ohio Outlaws

Buckeye Equestrian Association

Central Ohio Saddle Club Association

Central Ohio Wagoneers

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Colorado Ranger Horse Association

Creek Side Mounted Archery

District One National Show Horse

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.

Geauga Horse & Pony Association

Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club

Hoosier Quarter Pony Association

Knox County Horse Park

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Massillon Saddle Club

Miami Valley Horse Show Association

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Mid-Eastern Farriers Association

Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Mid-Ohio Marauders

National Pole Bending Association

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Ohio Appaloosa Association


Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Assoc.

4 HORSEMEN’S CORRAL May 2024 THE HORSEMEN’S CORRAL is published monthly by Horsemen’s Corral, 8283 Richman Road, Lodi, Ohio 44254. (ISSN 0164-6591). Published as Periodicals at the Lodi Post Office USPS 889-180 with additional entry points of Cleveland, OH 44101 and New Philadelphia, OH 44663. Periodicals postage paid at Lodi, Ohio, and additional entry offices. Subscriptions may only be purchased through Horsemen’s Corral member clubs. Single copies, $3.00 at select distributors. For subscriptions, address changes, and adjustments, write to: Horsemen’s Corral, P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254. Manuscripts, drawings, and other material submitted must be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope. POSTMASTER: All subscription addresses are properly screened through CASS per USPS requirements. The Horsemen’s Corral will not accept returns of magazines deemed undeliverable for any reason. Please discard copy of any issue deemed as undeliverable. The Horsemen’s Corral cannot be held responsible for unsolicited material. MAILING ADDRESS & PHONE: P.O. Box 32, Lodi, Ohio 44254 OFFICE: 330/635-4145
Paint & Plain Saddle Club
Lake Saddle Club
Black Swamp Driving
Ohio Haflinger Association Ohio High School Rodeo Association Ohio Horseman’s Council Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders Ohio Morgan Horse Association Ohio Paint Horse Club Ohio Quarter Horse Association Ohio Ranch Horse Association Ohio State Buckskin Association Ohio Western Horse Association, Inc. Ottawa County Horse Foundation Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Premier Mount N Trail Pure Gold Stables Tri-County Trail Association Tri-State Rodeo Association Wayne County Saddle Club Western Reserve Carriage Association The Corral Staff Editor Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager Joe Coalter email Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director Michelle Ross email WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: Kelley Bitter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Robert Eversole Bryan Farcus, Lisa Kiley, Terry Myers, Sarah Vas Guests: Kirk Underschultz NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 6 JUNE 2024 JUNE 2024 DEADLINE MAY 10, 2024 DEVOTED ENTIRELY TO HORSE AND HORSEMEN since 1969 Inside This Issue Bulletin Board 66 Corral Calendar 46 The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch 34 EQ PRO and Interscholastic Equestrian Association Announce 2024 Summer Camp Equestrian Scholarship for Young Riders 37 Farrier Friendly 28 National Open Horse Show Association Expands Reach with the Inaugural Fall Festival Horse Show 60 Ride In Sync ........................................................................ 6 TrailMeister 30 View From the Cheap Seats 44 Western Dressage 62 Club News Black Swamp Driving Club 52 Buckeye Equestrian Association 32 Colorado Ranger Horse Association 16 Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Assoc., Inc. 24 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ................................ 12 Knox County Horse Park 52 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ............................................ 22 Massillon Saddle Club 42 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. 16 Northern Ohio Outlaws 22 Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association 8 Ohio High School Rodeo Association 36 Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. 68 Ohio Paint Horse Club ....................................................... 18 Ohio Western Horse Association 31 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio 14 Premier Mount N Trail 45 Tri-County Trail Association 38 Wayne County Saddle Club 26 Western Reserve Carriage Association 42

Ride In Sync

Your Own Instincts Can Be Your Barrier

To be successful with working with your horse, you must first understand your own instinctive reactions before you can understand the instincts and reactions of your horse. Most human instinctive reactions are not conducive to good horse handling. As with most situations, we are our own worst enemy.

The most common, yet most difficult instinctive reaction that people must overcome is fear. Fear is without a doubt the biggest obstacle with human/ horse relationships. For example: when fear sets in for a rider, the rider will usually stiffen and squeeze with their legs, their heels come up which then tilts them forward and they stiffen their torso which causes the horse to hollow their back. To add to all the mixed messages they are giving the horse, they pull on the horses’ mouth. If put

all of this together, you get an accident waiting to happen.

I do not believe in what many of you may have heard—the prey/ predator theory, with humans being the predator and horses the prey. Humans react to fear in similar ways as the horse. The good news; we have the ability to change our reactions. Humans can condition and train ourselves to act and react in a way that the horse can understand. In fearful situations, humans can reason, horses cannot.

A story from my teenage days can illustrate my point. When I was 17 years old and working for a guy showing draft horses at the Ohio State Fair, my buddies and I were on the midway, when we came upon a sideshow called Zambora. This sideshow was about a woman who would turn into a gorilla ‘before our very eyes.’ Outside this tent, there was a sign that said ‘Danger

Exit.’ Thinking that we were tough farm boys, afraid of nothing, we paid our money and went into the tent. The announcer began to tell the story about this woman that would turn into a ferocious gorilla after they gave her a shot of a mysterious medicine. This woman was sitting calmly in a cage. They gave her the shot, and after a several seconds of flashing lights and the announcer’s voice building the excitement, low and behold, the woman in the cage was now a really angry gorilla. As the announcer was reassuring us that the cage was secure, the door drops open and the ferocious gorilla jumps out. Next thing I knew, I was outside the tent. I was not sure how I got there, but I looked back and realized that I had been scammed. What’s the point of the story? I reacted with fear, just as a horse would. In the face of danger, I reacted as a prey animal and ran, just as a horse would. However, reason set in and I quickly understood I was not in danger and had been duped. A horse would still be running until they were certain they were out of dangers’ reach. The difference between me and a horse is that I could reason and change my reaction.

In working with horses, we have to understand our instincts before we can appreciate the horse’s instincts and reactions. The good news is that we can retrain ourselves and gain knowledge and skills which will help us control our reactions

produced by our instincts. As with all horsemanship skills, self awareness is the key to understanding how we can achieve the best results with our partnership with our horse. Think about situations that you think you feel fearful and/or nervous with your horse. Then seek knowledge that will help you gain the skills and confidence to overcome your fears. Both you and your horse will benefit and you will become the leader that your horse needs.

Questions about this or any of our articles can be emailed to us at

Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 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 or on Facebook.

Tanglewood Horsecamp 50 miles of Trails in Pike State Forest Stalls or Tie Lines • Water and Electric Guided Ride with Marie on Saturdays Call for more information (740) 493-3801 2779 Pike Lake Road Bainbridge, Ohio See us on Facebook! Send us a message on Messenger! OPEN April 1 to Dec. 1

Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association

Novice Roping Clinic Scheduled May 31

PRESIDENT, Donnie Uffner



SECRETARY, Leann Bauer

PHONE, 740/877-7993



The roping clinic will have extra ropes available for anyone who wants to try as Director Dave Watt’s, along with past champions, will instruct

The Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association welcomes folks to experience a fun-filled night of roping and music Friday, May 31. Trail practice and Novice Roping clinic starting around 4:30 p.m., cattle practice around 6:30 p.m., followed by Sons of Maverick band from 8 to 11 p.m.

participants on proper and safe roping techniques. The clinic will have the use of a Heel-oMatic for on horse instruction for the second part of the evening.

On Saturday, June 1, participants of the clinic will compete during the lunch break in a novice roping class. Winner will receive an amazing custom buckle from Molly’s Custom Silver.


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Bring your chairs and dancing boots to wrap up the evening under the stars with some fabulous music by the Sons of Maverick.

Shows are open free to the public, too, and we encourage folks to partake in the delicious onsite food provided by the

Goodpaster’s. You can find additional information, as well as showbill, at Our 2024 show schedule is May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Aug. 31. All shows are held at the Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755. See you there!

City State Zip Mail to: Horsemen’s Corral, PO Box 32, Lodi, OH 44254 or email address change to:

Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Show Ring Lights and Tropical Nights, 36th Awards Banquet

PRESIDENT, Lisa Formica

1st VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Formica

2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Dustin Sutter

TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich

SECRETARY, Kelli Burns


What an evening it was! To put it mildly, this year’s awards banquet was an overwhelming success. Once again the banquet committee really put on quite a party. The personally selected awards were incredible, auction items were amazing, the food was delicious, and overall, it was a fun-filled evening. Please be sure to visit our Facebook page and website,, to see the photos that were taken at this event. A huge thank you also goes to Cynthia for once again creating the banquet book—it is beautiful, and we are so grateful for the endless hours (and lost sleep) that you put into it. Also, a special thank you to everyone for your unending support of our

program and to everyone who helped in the planning, donations and bidding on the items.

At the banquet, Geauga Horse and Pony Association’s (GHPA) Board of Directors surprised Patty Sutter by presenting her with GHPA’s highest honor, a life membership. Patty has been an integral part of the club for years, and this honor is well deserved.

Our Open Shows will be held on Sundays: May 26, June 16, July 14, and Aug. 11. Likewise, our Friday Night Lights Contesting show dates are May 31, June

14, July 19, and Aug. 16. All of our shows are held at the Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire Street, Burton, Ohio. It’s easy to join GHPA. Submitting a membership application can be done online, just visit

Our deepest thoughts and sympathy is extended to the Marx, Penix, and Keeley families, on the recent passing of their wonderful horse, MNZ Soooo Good, affectionately known as Dallas

Join us to help get the barns, grounds, rings, food booth, etc. all spiffed up for the show season. The cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at the Geauga

County Fairgrounds, starting at 8 a.m. Please come with shovels, rakes, pressure washers, clippers, trowels, weed-whackers, stall picks, buckets, wheelbarrows, and sponges. Many hands make light work.

Finally, GHPA currently participates in Big Dee’s Bonus Bucks program. When you check out, mention that you belong to GHPA and Big Dee’s will set aside 5 percent of your purchase price for items for the club. Likewise, when you shop at Schneider’s, be sure to show your GHPA membership card for a discount on most items. Thank you to both stores for helping us out.

GHPA High Point Champions were awarded their beautiful silver buckles. GHPA Reserve Champions each receiving a lovely leather halter with brass nameplate.
Phone: 502-494-5314 • Pataskala, Ohio WWW.RISINGSTARRANCHOHIO.COM Teaching Training Boarding
Patty Sutter with her children and grandchildren, Jaimie, Dustin, Joselyn, and Jackson.

Many New Pintos Registered at April Show

PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett


SECRETARY, Leslie Watson

TREASURER, Jodie Ricks



The Pinto Horse Association of Ohio kicked off its first show of the 2024 show season on April 5-7 at Garwood Arena. With a new schedule we saw great numbers and the show on Saturday was finished much earlier than in the previous couple of years. The show office saw many people adding to what they were showing which made classes worth more points. Another positive for the first show of the year was that Kaylee was busy registering many new pintos that all were then able to show in their respective classes. Friday, started with ranch classes then went to trail, then mini driving and ended the day with halter and color classes. We then moved to Saturday with showmanship, mini jumping and English and we were able to be finished by 8:30 p.m. instead of 2 a.m. Sunday started with an Easter Egg hunt for the youth kids to enjoy, then moved to some driving classes and concluded the weekend with western classes. Congratulations to all who attended and thank you for coming. Ohio Pinto has a great year planned for our members and exhibitors. Activities we have planned are a T-shirt giveaway, and team tournament among other activities except the East Central Jubilee which will be three judges in New Castle, Ind. Show dates and location are listed below. All of our shows for 2024 will have four judges. We are partnering with Tri-

State Pinto over the Labor Day holiday to offer four exciting days of showing at the Champion Center. For more information on this show see both clubs websites and Facebook pages.

MAY 17-19: Summer WarmUp, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, Ohio

JULY 26-28: Lots O’ Spots, University of Findlay Western Farm, Findlay, Ohio

AUG. 3-4: East Central Area Jubilee, Henry County Fairgrounds, New Castle, Ind.

SEPT. 1-2: Summer Sizzler, Champion Center, Springfield, Ohio

OCT. 18-20: Fall Wind Up, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, Ohio

The Pinto Horse Association of Ohio would like to thank our many sponsors who help make things run smoothly at the shows. One thing that was available to all who were attending was the coffee/hot chocolate bar each morning of the show. As always please feel free to contact one of the officers or directors with any questions. For the most current information and forms please see our website at or our Facebook page, PtHAO-Pinto Horse Association of Ohio.

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of Ohio

Equestrian Events, Inc. Seeks New Director of Business Development and Sponsorship Sales

Equestrian Events, Inc (EEI), a non-profit, charitable organization that supports the development of equestrian sports through the staging of events at the highest level, is seeking a new Director of Business Development & Sponsorship Sales

EEI is best known for producing the annual Kentucky Three-Day Event, the nation’s premier eventing competition and one of only seven annual 5* three-day events in the world as well as the Kentucky Invitational Grand Prix CSI4* on the same weekend In addition, EEI will host the United States Eventing Association (USEA) American Eventing Championships in 2024 and 2026-2028 EEI oversees all budgeting, competition, sponsorship sales, vendor fairs, ticket sales, hospitality, security, branding, merchandise, marketing and more for these events

Committed to being a pillar of the equestrian community, both in Kentucky and throughout the world, EEI works in collaboration with other events and organizations throughout the year to promote and elevate equestrian sports throughout the U S and internationally

The Director of Business Development & Sponsorship Sales holds a pivotal role within the EEI organization,

spearheading revenue generation efforts through sponsorship sales exceeding $2 5 million, along with securing in-kind sponsorships totaling over $500,000 for esteemed equestrian events including the Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Lexington 4*, the Kentucky Invitational CSI4*, and other competitions hosted by EEI Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this position, based at the EEI office in Lexington, Kentucky, entails managerial oversight of the Sponsorship Manager and the Trade Fair Manager/Office Manager

Applications will be accepted until May 15 To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining relevant experience and qualifications to hiring@eq-events com or go to https://www kentuckythreedayevent com/careers Please note that while EEI welcomes all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

For specifics and more detailed information on the position and to apply online, please visit https://www kentuckythreedayevent com/ careers

About Equestrian Events, Inc.

Equestrian Events, Inc (EEI) is a non-profit charitable Kentucky corporation that was established initially to produce the 1978 World Three-Day Event Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park Following the success of those championships, EEI established an annual event that evolved into the world-renowned Kentucky Three-Day Event, which draws nearly 90,000 spectators to the Kentucky Horse Park each year EEI added the Kentucky CSI Invitational Grand Prix in 2018, the Lexington CCI4*-S in 2021, and also produces other events EEI supports several local and equine charities and over the last 20 years has donated more than $1 1 million to various charities For more information, please visit www eq-events com


Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Riding Shore to Shore

PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow


SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss

TREASURER, Mindy Ellis



PHONE, 989/723-1425

The Michigan Trail Riders Association (MTRA) became official in 1964 with a group of fun loving people who had the passion to ride long distances and eventually cross the state of Michigan on horse back. In association with other groups and state officials we have developed a trail and camp system across the state from Empire to Oscoda and from Cheboygan to Hopkins Creek near Cadillac.

The MTRA wants to help you enjoy the sport of horseback riding and your love of the outdoors in a unique way, by riding the Michigan Shore to Shore Riding and Hiking Trail. This trail provides nearly unlimited riding in wilderness areas and provides a way across the state of Michigan through the more civilized areas.

Families from all over Michigan, and from other states, especially Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, and from Canada, have joined the MTRA. They come from all walks of life but they share an interest in horses and the out-of-doors. The Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail is a valued resource for many user groups. In winter, dog sled teams, cross country skiers and scouts compete, camp and enjoy recreational activities. USFS regulations prohibit motorized vehicle use on much of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail. As a non-profit corporation, the MTRA is financed through membership, trail ride fees and fundraisers. All money which is not used to sponsor the many yearly organized rides is earmarked for camp and trail projects. In addition, governmental funds, such as grants may be available. Twice yearly in spring and late summer, a work bee is held so all members can contribute their labor and use of their equipment to help build, or repair camps and trails. The MTRA has always been

blessed with active, working members, whose efforts are responsible for the perpetuation of the priceless gift of the Michigan Shore-to-Shore Riding and Hiking Trail.

The MTRA Board of Directors organizes several rides a year. Riding is limited to MTRA members. The dates of two of the rides have been permanently set to include the third week in June (2nd June Ride) and the first full week in October. The May, First June, and September Ride dates are set yearly. The September Ride alternates every three years to include the Double Cross Ride and Criss Cross Ride. Due to our agreement with MDNR and USFS we have to use each section of the trail at least once a year.

May: Blossom Ride. A four to ten day non-trophy ride with layover days.

First June Ride: A ten to 11 day Shore-to-Shore Trophy ride with one option day and no layover days.

August Family Ride: An eight to ten day non-trophy ride with layover days, designed for families and new members. A great ride for the beginners to get their feet wet in the MTRA.

September Ride: Three year rotation options.

• Single Cross: One Shore-toShore Trophy ride, the route and number of days may vary.

• Double Cross: Two Shoreto-Shore rides back to back. Three weeks with no layover days. Receive two trophies for entire ride or one trophy for one completion of either direction.

• Criss Cross: Approximately three weeks Shore-to-Shore including the entire North and South Trail systems with no layover days. Receive two trophies for entire ride or one trophy on completion of either section.

October Ride, Color Ride: A nine to ten day non-trophy ride with several layover days. Camps and layover locations will vary year to year.

Second June Ride: A two week shore to shore Trophy Ride with four layover days.

Colorado Ranger Horse Association Open Point Program Results

PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

The Colorado Ranger Horse (“The Using Horse of the High Plains”) is one that is registered with the Colorado Ranger Horse Association, Inc. (CRHA), which is one of the oldest of the western horse breed registries still in existence in the United States. The 51st Colorado Ranger Horse National Show is Sept. 21-22. The show will be at Clinton County Fairgrounds, 96 Racetrack Road, Mill Hall, Pa. On Saturday after showing there will be a banquet with members. We present Youth awards from the previous show season and end with a rousing auction with all kinds of ‘goods’.



WINNER: The Wingmaster, owned

and ridden by Veronica Lindsey. The Wingmaster was the High Point Winner in English Division, Western Division. ROM earned in English Pleasure, Western Pleasure. Superior ROM earned in English Pleasure.


AWARD WINNER: Fit to be Dazzled, owned and ridden by Eryn Hicks. Fit to be Dazzled was High Point Division Winner in Showmanship Division, Youth Division.



TIMED: KK Leggs Diamund, owned by Jerry and Toni Lukavich, ridden by Sophee Hazlet.

HALTER: Totally Stylin, owned by and shown by Erin Worrell.

TRAIL AND OTHER: Lady Straw Leaguer, owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell. Ridden by Madysen Guay.

ADULT WALK/TROT: Visions of Money, owned and shown by Lonny LaCount.


English Equitation: PRR Zip n Brite Eyes, owned and shown by Charmaine Wulff.



Western Equitation: Visions of Money, owned by Lonny LaCount. Shown by Isabella LaCount.

Don’t forget to send in your open point program applications and fees for 2024 to Toni Lukavich. Form is on the website, www.


Congratulations 2023 High Point Winners

Our awards banquet was held on March 16 in Springfield. APHA Board of Director Rachel Kooiker gave an update on APHA and the convention. Many unique awards were given out, three scholarships were awarded. Everyone had a wonderful evening. The following are last year’s hi point winners.

Riley Francis, Nicole Ellerbrock, and Makenna Noon were the $500 scholarship winners!

ELAINE BENNETT: 2500 hours with Ride Ohio

AMBER KOLENIC: JS Lopin In The Rain: High Point Amateur Yearling Lunge Line, Amateur Yearling In Hand Trail, Yearling Lunge Line: Reserve High Point, Amateur Mares, Amateur Tobiano Color and Yearling In Hand Trail

AUSTIN RUSH FOR VICKI SCHWARTZ: Best Blue Eyed Rapper; High Point Yearling Mares, Reserve High Point Yearling Lunge Line and Yearling In Hand Trail


ELLERBROCK: Lopin My Spots Off: SPB Hunter Under Saddle, SPB Western Pleasure and SPB Trail

AUSTIN RUSH FOR SUE JOHNSON: MSP Simon Sez Im Zipd: High Point Tobiano Color, 2 Year Old In Hand Trail; Reserve High Point 2 Year Old Geldings and 2 Year Old Lunge Line

AUSTIN RUSH FOR KAITLYN DIDIER: Whata Sweetsensation: High Point Performance Mares and Green Western Pleasure; Reserve High Point Senior Western Pleasure

CATHERINE MCAVENA: Trulee A Highbar: Reserve High Point Amateur SPB WT Showmanship and SPB Mares

Ellie McGarry: Tricked Out Simon: High Point Amateur Tobiano Color, Amateur 2 Year Ols Longe Line, Amateur 2 Year Old In Hand Trail, 2 Year Old Geldings and 2 Year Old Lunge Line, Reserve High Point Tobiano Color, Amateur Geldings and 2 Year Old In Hand Trail

EMILY ERY: Guided N Blessed: High Point Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Amateur Equitation, Reserve High Point Amateur Western Pleasure and Amateur Horsemanship

EMMA WALTER: My Lucky Hour: High Point Youth Performance Geldings, Youth WT Showmanship, Youth WT Hunter Under Saddle, Youth WT Equitation, Youth WT Western Pleasure and Youth WT Horsemanship

FRED BORER: She Moond The Iron: High Point Nov. Amateur Hunter Under Saddle, Nov. Amateur Equitation, Nov Amateur Western Pleasure, Nov. Amateur Showmanship and Amateur Performance Mares, Reserve High Point Nov Amateur Horsemanship, Amateur Showmanship and performance Mares

GERI CAPRETTA: Battery Opperated: Reserve High Point Nov Amateur Showmanship and Amateur WT Trail

HEATHER COLLINS: Bearly A Secret: high Point SPB Mares and Amateur SPB Mares

HEATHER COLLINS: Fancy This Corderoy: High Point Amateur SPB Performance Geldings and Amateur SPB WT Showmanship

HEATHER HEMBREE: BluesDontComeEasy; High Point Amateur Performance Geldings, Amateur Equitation, Amateur Western

Pleasure, Amateur Horsemanship, Amateur Trail, Nov Amateur Trail, Performance Geldings, Senior Western Pleasure and Green Trail, Reserve High Point Amateur Hunter Under Saddle

JEANETTE TAULKER: Invite Lucy: High Point Youth Tobiano Color, Youth Showmanship, Youth Hunter under Saddle, Youth Equitation, Youth Western Pleasure, Youth Horsemanship, Nov Youth Showmanship, Nov Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Novice Youth Equitation, Nov Youth Western Pleasure, and Nov Youth Horsemanship; Reserve High Point Youth Performance Mares

JUSTIN RUSSELL: The Side Peace: High Point Amateur Mares and Yearling In Hand Trail, Reserve High Point Amateur Yearling In Hand Trail and Yearling Mares

KAITLYN DIDIER: Whata Sweetsensation: High Point Nov Amateur Horsemanship, Reserve High Point Amateur Performance Mares, Nov Amateur Equitation and Nov Amateur Western Pleasure

KATHLEEN AZZARELLO: Delux Cadillac: Reserve High Point Amateur WT Showmanship

KATHRYN BORING: Red Hot Ragtop: High Point Amateur SPB Showmanship, Amateur SPB Hunter Under Saddle, Amateur SPB Equitation, Amateur SPB Western Pleasure and Amateur SPB Horsemanship, Reserve High Point Amateur SPB Mares and SPB Western Pleasure

KELLY READ: No Good And Lazy: High Point Amateur Showmanship, Amateur WT Showmanship and Amateur WT Equitation, Reserve High Point Amateur WT Western Pleasure and Amateur WT Horsemanship

NICOLE ELLERBROCK: Lopin My Spots Off: High Point SPB Performance Geldings, Youth SPB Performance Geldings, Youth SPB Showmanship, Youth SPB Hunter Under Saddle, Youth SPB Equitation, Youth SPB Western Pleasure, Youth SPB Horsemanship and Youth SPB Trail

QUINN WALTER: High Point Youth Leadline Raegan Russell: Reserve High Point Youth Leadline

RAELYNN WALTER: TC Girls Night Out: High Point Youth Performance Marres and Youth Overo Coloe, Reserve High Point Youth WT Showmanship, Youth WT Western Pleasure and Youth WT Horsemanship

RICK VONDENHUEVEL: Final At Batt: High Point Amateur Overo Color, Overo Color, Amateur WT Western Pleasure Amateur WT Horsemanship and Amateur WT Trail, Reserve High Point Amateur Performance Geldings and Performance Geldings

TAMMY MEEKS: Oh Whata Virtue: High Point Amateur Geldings and 3 Year Old Geldings

TEAGAN HERRING: Fancy This Corderoy: High Point Youth SPB WT Showmanship and Youth SPB WT

Western Pleasure, Reserve High Point

Youth SPB Performance Geldings and SPB Performance Geldings


If you haven’t ever shown with OPHC (or it has been a few years) look for the First Time Showman form to get a nice discount at your first show!

Both Zone 8 and OPHC were awarded matching $5000 Chrome Cash funds to help our exhibitors with $10,000 at the two shows below. This is awarded in several classes and divisions! Don’t forget to support the remaining Midwest Connection Series Shows Zone.

Show at C Bar C in Cloverdale, Ind., Memorial Day Show in Mason, Mich., and the Buckeye Bonanza Bash show at the WEC in Wilmington, Ohio. Saddles and other amazing awards will be given at the end of the series!

If you are looking for a fun, laid back show with only two judges the Summer Jam in Wooster will be a less expensive option, this summer July 13 and 14!

Upcoming Shows are:

MAY 3-5: Great 8 Zone-ORama in Cloverdale, Ind. Six Judge ZOR $10k Chrome Cash!

MAY 18-19: Buckeye Extravaganza in Wauseon, Ohio. All breed and $$ classes, four judge POR

JULY 13-14: Summer Jam in Wooster, Ohio. All breed and $$ classes, two judge split combined

JULY 27-28: Buckeye Bonanza Bash in Wilmington, Ohio at the World Equestrian Center. It’s a four judge POR and $10k Chrome Cash!

SEPT. 7-8: Amateur Club Show in Eaton. All breed classes Ohio four judge POR

Thanks to all the volunteers and members for all you do! We are always looking for new members, volunteers, and board members for next year. Come join us! Keep up-to-date on the Ohio Paint Horse Club Facebook page and

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It is FREE to add your Equine Event to the Corral Calendar. Email your event(s) to with the following information: Name of Equine Event • Date/Time of Equine Event Venue Name and Address of where event will be held Contact name and phone number You may include an email and website address also. Events will be added to the calendar in the magazine and added to our website.

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Watch Out

PRESIDENT, R. David Davis


SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290



I hope everyone had a blessed and Happy Easter!

Our first event will be here before you know it, June 15-16. Just around 64 more days or nine weeks or two months whichever way you look at it, it’s coming up fast.

We have a new family that is starting with us, Steve Kitzmiller and his daughter Kylee. She will be starting out as an open wrangler this year since she is 11, in January she will be 12 and can switch to a Ladies 1. This year she will be learning how to handle the guns, gun safety and ground shooting after the events. I have not seen her ride but from what I understand the

for Upcoming Wranglers

Ladies 1 will need to watch out for her! Kylee is from Cortland, Ohio. Our other wrangler at the practices is Wyatt Berry who is 4 years old and the son of Mike and Stephanie Berry. He does a fantastic job riding and controlling his horse, he is from Geneva, Ohio.

Our meetings are always the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in coming to our meetings are more than welcome. Visit our web page, lakeeriemountedvaqueros. net, and you will find information where the meetings are going

to be held. Feel free to call me at 330/719-3290 for any information regarding our club or about cowboy mounted shooting. I want to thank Carmen and Nancy Virzi for hosting our April meeting!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply,

CMSA, Lonesome Pine Ammo and Curly’s Ammo, The Staegecoach West; Park Side Trailer Sales and Services Inc., Siracki Realty, Altmeyers’s Trailers Sales, Wendy Shaffer, MMCP, Agile Equine Bodywork, Junction Buick GMC, Kikio Meats and Jefferson Milling.

Northern Ohio Outlaws Want to Join NOO? Stop by One of Our Shoots

PRESIDENT, Dwayne Joyner


SECRETARY, Janessa Hill

TREASURER, Mark Maxwell

EMAIL, northernohiooutlawsinfo@ WEBSITE,

The Northern Ohio Outlaws are gearing up for another funfilled season! The spring New Shooter Clinic was scheduled for April 20 at Ruggles Arena in Cardington, Ohio. Our first shoot of the year was April 2728. All club shoots are held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds

in Wooster, Ohio. Still not sure about joining? Stop by and check out one of our shoots, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this sport. At the June shoot, Pat Cornett of 3C Farm Horsemanship School will lead a horsemanship clinic for the youth. This is scheduled for Friday, June 7, from 2-4 p.m.

The following shoot weekends are June 8-9, July 5-7 (Ohio State Shoot), Aug. 3-4 and Sept. 28-29.

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Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.

Come Join FDCTA for Fun Day in June

PRESIDENT, Beth Metzer



SECRETARY, Jill Christopher



“April showers bring May flowers” Isn’t that what we are told? Well, with the amount of shower activity this spring, we are in for a bumper crop of flowers, not to mention a better chance of nice first-cutting of hay and green pastures. I am looking forward to it, personally. As for now, we privileged few who own horses are elbow deep

in fluff. The longer daylight hours we are all enjoying have brought on the annual fluff fest known as spring shedding for all unclipped horses. And, since we are reasonably sure the worst of the weather is past, it’s time for some other spring activities, such as washing blankets, clipping bridle paths and other essential parts, scrubbing buckets and water troughs and the like.

The Flatlander’s April meeting was a Zoom meeting since we here in Northwest Ohio were under flood warnings. Many of us live an hour or more away from each other and would have encountered flooded roadways. At the meeting, we accepted as published the minutes and treasurer reports. Thank you ladies for submitting the reports. We were reminded that our first Fun Day is in June (fast

approaching) at Pat Boutwell’s beautiful facility in Bluffton, Ohio. As I have described what Fun Days entail at length, I won’t do it again here but I will say the name fits them perfectly. No official dates have been set for any clinics, but a few great ideas were posed to the committee chairwoman and she will be looking for an opportunity to schedule one or more.

Our presentation for the meeting was given by our young and talented Anika Hawes. Thank you Anika. Unfortunately, the topic was one that she did not wish to have the displeasure of presenting. Her lovely horse, Dewey, was found unexpectedly lame in the third week of March. She had a very informative (and well prepared) Powerpoint presentation that covered what had happened to her soral steed. Anika’s slides included information cited from the AAEP website on the degrees of lameness as represented by a numerical scale from 1-5. Dewey was between a 4 and 5 on observation at a walk; very lame. As it turns out, Dewey had

chipped his patella badly in an unknown event in his stall and was in a lot of pain. He was taken to the local veterinarian for an examination, but was transferred to The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital for in-depth diagnosis and treatment. He is now well on his road to a full recovery, thanks to the quick action of Anika and her family. Best wishes, sweet Dewey.

By the time of the published date of this article, many of us will have gone to the annual event held at the Ohio State Fairgrounds, the Equine Affaire. There are scheduled presentations on many, many topics of which we plan to attend. Dressage clinics were planned on both April 13 and 14. I hope you enjoyed some of the events’ numerous offerings

Our next meeting is scheduled to include a presentation of a Facebook technique to make our site more organised by our own Margie Shoup. We are looking forward to it, Margie. Come and investigate our website, www. or visit our Facebook page: FDCTA.


Wayne County Saddle Club

Pleasure Show Judges Announced, Memorial Day Parade

PRESIDENT, Keith Holcombe VICE PRESIDENT, Randi Pearson, Angel Bonewitz; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE,

Hello members and friends! Our saddle club grounds are looking so much better. It takes a lot of hands to make light work. We really have some hard workers in our members; youngsters like Raelee and her younger brother Ryker Holcombe. These two worked very hard and were a lot of help. They are the future of the saddle club. Lifetime members who were involved as well where John and Lyneia Louive.Keith and Shenea Holcombe, Leanne, Lawrence, Lane Louive, Rodney Massie, Collin Benek, Matt Schaaf, John Massie, Kathleen Gillota and Angela Bonewitz. Come join the fun!

Shows are coming up quickly. All of our show bills have been posted in the April Corral. We are looking forward to full shows this year. Lots of entertainment to enjoy.

The spring camp out and fun show is May 3-5. The trail ride, fun show and camping is always a good time. The pole and barrel clinic will happen that weekend also.

The pleasure show judges have been announced. May 18 show is Kip Riley, June 15 show is Phil Harstine, July 13 show still to be determined, July 27 is Rae Ellen Siegmyer, Aug. 24 show is Heather Pariso.

We will be discussing riding in the Memorial Day Parade in Wooster at our next meeting.

The first Thursday of every month. This is something the Wayne County Saddle Club has participated in for many years. All members are welcome.

The tack swap was a success. In a months time we sold 60 spots in two buildings. The donated baskets also did very well. Thank you to all who donated. Thanks goes to Randi, Shenea, and Leanne for the bulk of the work coordinating spots. Plan for next year. Think big be big.

All members are welcome to use the saddle club grounds anytime for working your horses, trail riding, camping or get togethers.

This year we will be closing the

arena the day before all the shows. We need to do this because of the time involved to drag the ring and get the grounds ready. Check the show dates and know the ring will be closed. Leanne wants you to know the entry booth will be open the day before the Buckle Series Shows so entries can be done on that day. This will help with the paperwork. The Buckle Series is a very big show. If you haven’t been to one you should come check it out. There is always room for more. Happy Trails!

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Seeing is Believing—A Better Hoof Balance

Our Older Horses, What we can Expect (Part 3 of 3)


Expectations and Reality

When it comes to judging our senior horses’ body condition and balance, an inconsistent standard is often used. What we should see and how to gain a better understanding of a best balance for our aging horse’s body and feet can be challenging. In my daily farrier practice, it is not uncommon for me to attend to more senior horses (age 18+) than younger horses and more likely the question will come up as to how to approach the trimming of the elder horse’s hooves. I might hear phrases such as, “leave him longer, because he is getting flatter feet”, or “leave a hoof flare because his wall is getting too thin”. Way too often, we can get a notion that leads us to believe that the hooves of an older horse are in someway different due to aging and that our idea of what a balanced hoof is, must be different. What to expect from our older horses should not be a surprise. Conformation does change over the life of your horse, but it isn’t overnight. As they change their activity level, their mobility becomes a little more restricted and their feet may gradually change in shape. However, if your approach to hoof care during the first half of your horse’s life is correct, then the second half should be set with little to no issues. Good hoof balance is simply good, regardless of your horse’s age— age should never be an excuse for inaccuracy.

A Different Posture and Movement

It’s always important to consider both static (posture) and dynamic (movement) patterns of any horse at any age. As farriers we tend to evaluate a horse for trimming at a static standstill but that’s only one half of the story. Observing how your horse carries himself is the other. Watching your horse coming toward you, passing by, and then leaving, can give a you volumes of information that can help you understand why his hoof balance is what it is.

An Excuse-Free Approach

Of course, we are only human and along the way we may make some poor choices, which could lead to an age-related issue, such as ( in no particular order) …navicular, atheritis, tendonitis, metabolic issues, contracted heels, toe dragging , stumbling. The good news: There’s no reason to give up. As long as we can find our way back to really seeing our horses and remember to practice the observation skills that we discuss at length in the previous two articles of this series, many of these issues are manageable. Also, you can work to be more active in reaching out to other proven practitioners for advice. You will be amazed how much comfort can be found for your horse no matter their age.

From time-to-time, we all can use a little help, myself included. With the help of my friend, mentor and co-author of this article series, I’ve come to realize the importance of improving how I see, what I see so that I may achieve, not only better hoof balance for my horses, but hopefully help them live a longer, more comfortable life. As horse owners we can do better for our horses—no excuses necessary.

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About the Writers

Kirk Underschultz CJF, AFA: Starting his horseshoeing career in 1979, Kirk brings nearly 40 years of experience to the table. From the very beginning, he recognized the importance of developing good relationships with fellow veterinarians. He connected with several vets that helped direct him in a path towards specializing in lameness and movement issues, which included many breeds and riding styles. He was an instructor at Meredith Manor Equestrian Center for 6 years. He developed the Farrier program at Hocking College and instructed there for 6 years. In 2010, Kirk was chosen to be one of the attending farriers at the World Equestrian Games. Kirk currently works with horses and their owners in Ohio. You can visit him on Facebook: Kirk Underschultz Farrier Service Amanda, Ohio.

Bryan S. Farcus MA, CJF: For more than 30 years, Bryan has been combining the skills of horseshoeing, teaching, and riding. He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier through the Brotherhood of Working

Farriers Association (BWFA) and also holds a certification in Equine Massage Therapy. Bryan’s other accomplishments include both a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in equine education and a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Over the years, Bryan has been an instructor of Farrier Science programs at two equestrian colleges and a guest instructor for others, as well. These days, he continues his teaching by offering various ‘horsemanship for horseshoeing’ programs. Upon invitation, Bryan presents demonstrations and group discussions on basic hoof care and horsemanship, to promote the advancement of equine education. Bryan is also the creator of a select line of ‘Farrier-Friendly™’ products and currently authors a series of ‘Farrier-Friendly™’ articles that appear in horse magazines and websites throughout the U.S. Bryan currently works with horses and their owners in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. You can visit him at or on Facebook: Farrier-Friendly by Bryan Farcus.



Six Principles to Better Horsemanship

While doing clinics at the Equifest of Kansas, I paused to check out the weekly Ty Evans newsletter. I’m glad I did. Ty posted a list of Six Principles of a High-Performance Mindset, gleaned from Justin Su’a, a Mental Performance Coach for elite athletes.

1. Never be too good to get better.

2. Do what you do on purpose, with purpose.

3. Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

4. Focus on the process, not the results.

5. Embrace the boredom of consistency.

6. Learn from failure; learn from success.

These 41 words, forming six ideas, stayed with me through the expo. And they kept me company on the way home. Somewhere around Livingston, Mont., I started recording my thoughts on how these mindsets can help me as someone who wants to become a better horseman.

Never be too good to get better: This principle underscores the importance of continual learning and improvement for us as horsemen. No matter how skilled or experienced we may be, there is always room for growth and refinement in our technique, understanding, and communication with our critters. This could involve seeking feedback from mentors, attending clinics or workshops, or remaining openminded to new approaches and perspectives. We all stand on the shoulders of others. For me, a few of those others are Ty Evans, Ed Haefliger, and Terry Wagner. Find mentors that speak to your soul.

Do what you do on purpose, with purpose: Good horsemanship requires intentionality in everything we do. Whether grooming, tacking up, riding, or working our animals on the ground, each interaction should be deliberate and focused. Active and engaged horsemen should be mindful of their movements and communication with the horse. We should work towards increasing clarity and consistency in all of our cues and commands.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot: This principle comes from an ancient Tanzanian proverb that still rings true. Progress in horsemanship and life comes in small, incremental steps. Consistency and patience are essential when building trust with a skeptical mule, refining a particular skill, or overcoming a challenge. This idea should remind riders that even minor improvements or efforts will accumulate over time to make a significant difference in our partnership with our animals. If we put in the work and do the little things every day, in due time, those little things will add up and get us to where we want to be.

Focus on the process, not the results: Rather than fixating solely on achieving specific outcomes, such as winning competitions or mastering advanced techniques, this principle encourages us to concentrate on the journey of improvement. If we divide our goals into smaller steps, we’ll be able to see progress even when the end goal has yet to be reached. By focusing on the process—such as building a solid foundation, refining our skills, and nurturing our bonds with the animals—we can cultivate a more sustainable and fulfilling approach to horsemanship. S

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Ohio Western Horse Association

First Speed and Pleasure Show Scheduled for May


VICE PRESIDENTS, Marc Beck, Cinda Bame

SECRETARY, Jenna Duvall

TREASURER, Eric Haudenschield WEBSITE,

Greetings Corral readers from Ohio Western Horse Association (OWHA)! The weather is starting to improve for horsing around and we are beyond excited. OWHA is less than a month away from our first show of the season. Our OWHA youth are excited to start our show season off on May 25 with a Speed Show and May 26 with a Pleasure show! Most of our shows will be held at the War Memorial Park in Ada, Ohio, however this year we will be having a few shows at Hancock County Fairgrounds in Findlay, Ohio. We have lots to offer those looking for a

Six Principles (Continued)

laid back and family-oriented association. Show bills can be found on our website and on our Facebook page.

The Ohio Western Horse Association held their April meeting on April 4 at Ada War Memorial Park in Ada, Ohio. The meeting agenda was on the lighter side as shows are now finalized. OWHA Board is looking to focus on the planning of the Annual Fall Round. The next OWHA meeting is planned for May 2. Meetings are open to all members and those interested in joining OWHA.

The OWHA Youth Club held a meeting on April 7 at the Boy Scouts Lake in Kenton, Ohio. The Youth club members had a fun time having an Easter egg hunt and snacks! Some lucky person may find the little purple egg that the youth members could not and if so contact OWHA for a surprise! Also, OWHA would like to give a shout out to all our youth who will be participating in the All-American Youth Horse

Show in Columbus, Ohio, May 9-12.

OWHA would like to keep a past OWHA Board member Jim Candler in our thoughts and prayers as he is facing some health complications. Along with him, OWHA would like to uplift all those affected by the tornados that devasted many parts of Ohio and Indiana on March 14. OWHA would also like to give our condolences to OWHA member Justin Light, as he had to put down his beloved horse, Peppy Pep was well loved by many and brought Justin so much memories. May he run free in the fields of heaven. On a more positive note, OWHA would like to give congratulations to OWHA member Kim Bonnette. Her horse Open for Suggestions aka Vegas was named 2023 Pinto of the Year for Solid Halter Hunter Type Gelding Horse. On an even happier note, OWHA would like to welcome another little OWHA member to the club. Members, Savannah Babcock and Tanner

Cole welcomed Hayden Richard Wade Cole into the world on March 20. The family is doing well and Grandma Jonda Cole, our 2024 OWHA president, couldn’t be prouder!

As always, we can’t wait to see all our members at the up and coming shows. We hope to see some new faces too. Whether you are showing or just out enjoying a quiet trail ride, remember to stay safe and enjoy the ride!

Embrace the boredom of consistency: Good horsemanship often involves repetitive tasks and routines, such as regular groundwork sessions, grooming, and even maintenance chores. While these activities may seem mundane at times, they are essential for fostering discipline, building trust, and reinforcing positive habits in both horse and rider. Consistency is critical when working on new skills. Whether it’s learning to side pass, moving the hinds, or learning a new language, consistent practice is paramount. Regular engagement allows for gradual progress and mastery over time and ensures that knowledge and proficiency are retained and built upon. Embracing the “boredom” of consistency means recognizing the value of these daily practices in contributing to our long-term progress and success.

Learn from failure, learn from success: Another way of saying this could be “failure sucks, but instructs.”

In horsemanship, as in life, both failures and successes offer valuable lessons. Mistakes and setbacks provide opportunities for reflection, growth, and refinement of skills. Conversely, achievements and breakthroughs offer affirmation and motivation to continue pushing forward. The basic idea is that as soon as feasible after some action occurs, we should consider what went right, what went wrong, and what could be done better next time. I do this after every horse camping trip and clinic that I lead. By adopting a mindset of continuous learning from positive and negative experiences, we can deepen our understanding, resilience, and effectiveness in all interactions with our animals both in the arena and on the trail.

Well, there you go: the six principles of a high-performance mindset and their application to horsemanship. They emphasize continuous learning, intentional interactions, incremental progress, focusing on the journey rather than outcomes, embracing consistency, and learning from both failures and successes. Practicing these ideas can foster growth, resilience, and effectiveness in our equine-human interactions. For more thoughts on better trail riding and horse camping and the world’s most extensive and accurate guide to equine trails and camps, visit us at


Buckeye Equestrian Association

Confidence Clinic with Rose Watt

Buckeye Equestrian Association is pleased to be hosting a Confidence Clinic with clinician Rose Watt. We are offering this clinic for those adults who want to boost their confidence. If you are feeling stuck because of anxiety, stress, overthinking, muscle tension or just doubting your riding abilities, come and experience a reset. The theme of the day will be “There are plenty of obstacles in your path. Don’t let yourself be one of them.”

Rose has 45-plus years in the horse industry. Rose’s most recent accomplishments in 2023 was USA Working Equitation L1 Zone Champion in both the Eastern and Central Zone finals with her new mare, Valentina YR. In 2022 she was the USEF National Champion

in IALHA Western Pleasure and IALHA Working Western with her Andalusian stallion, Sincerrey Santiago Santiago also was Level 5 Working Equitation Reserve Champion for Region 5 and 6 for USAWE.

Over the many years of riding, teaching, and working with horses, as well as with people, the wealth and depth of her knowledge and experiences has created the outstanding horsewoman she is today. Rose comes to us not only as a well-rounded, knowledgeable, experienced, and accomplished horsewoman, but an educator. This is what makes her approach to riding, training, and teaching so unique, as she utilized what she knows about horses and what she knows about riders to analyze and train both horse and rider. By melding and fine tuning each pair to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses, the result is a partnership of horse and rider with the highest level of confidence and success. She has been a long-term Pony Club instructor for decades where she has been committed to coaching and preparing many breeds of

horses and a wide variety of diverse students.

Who: Introductory/Novice level riders from any discipline

Date: Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21

Location: Pure Gold Stable Stables and Equestrian Center, 3325 OH Route Salem, OH 44460

Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Morning Session

8-8:15 a.m.: Registration and meet and greet, coffee and more

8:15-9 a.m.: Goals, selflimiting beliefs, understanding and working with anxiety, fear, stress, and change

9-10 a.m.: Unmounted exercises

10-11:30 a.m.: Session 1Horse and Rider Combination (Limit 5)

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Lunch Afternoon Session

12-1:30 p.m.: Session 2 - Horse and Rider Combination (Limit 5)

1:30-3 p.m.: Session 3 - Horse and Rider Combination (Limit 5)

3- 4:30 p.m.: Session 4 - Horse and Rider Combination (Limit 5)

Students, guests and auditors are welcome to join us for dinner at a local restaurant at 7 p.m.

Horse and Rider Combination, $150. Clinic limit of 20 with a maximum of five per session.

Breakfast and lunch are available for a donation to Buckeye Equestrian Association.

Night stalls are $45, day stall is $25. Electric hookups are $50. Shavings are $7 a bag and need to be ordered one week prior. Make checks payable to Buckeye Equestrian Association. Send entries and stall reservations to Susan Smith-Gordon, 9050 N. Palmyra Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406.

We require current negative Coggins sent with entry, or at unload to the office. You may trailer in the day before the event, with pre-registration. There are electric hookups for trailers.

Please bring a lawn chair.

Must wear a helmet. Must sign facility waiver upon arrival. Well-behaved dogs must be on a leash and non-disruptive.

We will have the clinic rain or shine as it is indoors

For more information contact Susan Smith-Gordon, 724/-3011414 (call or text) or email,



Presented by Buckeye Equestrian Association

“The Obstacle IS the Path.”


• Horse and Rider Combination - $150 - Clinic limit of 20 with a maximum of 4 per session


• STALL: NIGHT STALL $45.00 / DAY STALL $25.00

• SHAVINGS: $7.00/Bag of Shavings — Order 1 week prior

• Electric Hookups available for $50

• Buckeye Equestrian Association offers breakfast and lunch for a donation


WHO: Introductory/Novice level riders from any discipline

DATE: Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st

LOCATION: Buckeye Equestrian Association, a non profit 501(3)c organization, is hosting this event!

Pure Gold Stable and Equestrian Center 3325 OH Route 45 Salem, OH 44460

TIME: Saturday and Sunday Clinic is from 8:00 AM-4:30PM

Know When to Let Go and When to Hang On Questions: Susan Smith-Gordon Cell: 724-301-1414 call or text “OR” Email:

The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

‘Til The Cows Come Home

Rob and I had an opportunity to take a long weekend and attend Road To The Horse (RTTH) in March. Our son and his girlfriend were very gracious to tend to things around here. During that time, they had also made arrangements to pick up four new cows. They got them back safely on Saturday. On Sunday, the final day of RTTH, one of Cam’s students wanted to come to the ranch to rope for his birthday. While we were watching the competition Rob received a call from Cam. He asked if Rob could reach out to our neighbors to ask them to keep their eyes open for a couple cows. When they went to bring them in to rope two had frantically run through our electric fence and were on the loose. This is the start of the adventure. His student, along with some other ranch roping friends, now had an opportunity to put their

skills to the test. They are taught the flight zone of cows and how to read and place yourselves accordingly. Much to their dismay these new cows had a flight zone that was so huge that none were able to get within 100 yards of them. They traveled quite a few miles on roads, through trees, tracked prints and talked to neighbors. They had been spotted multiple times but always managed to be very evasive.

Many emotions began to set in for everyone. Anger, frustration, concern, fear, confusion, disappointment, anxiety, defeat, weariness. Cam finally told them he was calling it because there was no way they could get close to the cows and at this point they had lost sight of them. The cows pushed further away the more they tried to get them back. Our hands were tied due to being out of town and all we could do for them was pray.

The next morning when Rob, Cam and I were feeding we

spotted one of the two escapees looking at us from across the road at our neighbors’ house. He heard the other cows bawling and wanted to come back to them. We have a large front paddock and three other separate paddocks that can be accessed through there with separate gates. One of the gates connected to the front paddock leads to a small paddock that holds the rest of the cows. We currently have five horses in the large front paddock. When I was looking out there and watching the cow, then watching the horses, a thought occurred to me. I suggested to Rob and Cam that we move the five horses inside to the stalls and leave the gate open that leads from our driveway into the front paddock. Plus, leave a trail of grain to the gate to hopefully entice it in. We were all in agreement. Lord, I hope this works!

Our plan seemed to be affective. We stood off in an inconspicuous place to watch. The cows were bawling for each other which was helpful. The lone cow was slowly making his way into the driveway when a good Samaritan decided to pull into the drive near the cow, take a photo and then pull over to us in her car, while Rob was trying to motion to her to not come any further. Well, what do you think the cow did… yep, ran! Back to square one.

It became obvious we had to leave the cow alone and let it settle and then approach when it was comfortable. We didn’t see any more signs of the cow until that evening when we had sat down for dinner. Many people stopped to let us know that we had two cows, yes I said two, out front by our fence. We assured them that we had a plan in place to get them in. One person kept trying to persuade us to let him help wrangle them in. We very graciously thanked him and told him we needed to let the cows settle and become comfortable to make their way back.

We watched them through the evening from a distance and continued to put hay and grain in the driveway to lead them to the open gate. As traffic slowed and the evening became quieter, I decided to get a pair of binoculars, and sit at a distance to watch their pattern. Many times, they would get very close to the

open gate but would turn around and go back out towards the road, walk along the fence line and head to a little field beside our property. Around 11 p.m., they almost came to the gate but then turned around walked along the fence line then crossed the road and headed to the woods behind our neighbors house. I finally gave in and went inside to rest. Around 2:15 a.m. I was awakened by our horses making a very loud clamor inside the arena. I went out to check on things. While out there I heard the cows bawling at each other. I went out a door furthest from the front paddock gate and noticed the two cows had entered. Yay! They were far enough inside that I was able to walk calmly to the gate and close it. They were home! This situation made me think of the similarity that Rob and I are experiencing with a family member. This person has become distant from our whole family. When discussing it with them the reasoning does not make sense to us. There isn’t anything to back it up and when we try to lead and guide it seems to push this person further from us. The issue isn’t necessarily with Rob or myself, they have pent up feelings towards others. They have shared that they are at a point that it doesn’t matter who they hurt or how others feel, they are doing what they feel is best in their own interest. The emotions that were felt when the cows could not be directed home are the same that I experienced when this sentiment was shared with us…anger, frustration, hurt, concern, fear, confusion, disappointment, anxiety, defeat, weariness, etc. What we often fail to understand is that everyone makes mistakes, and we all fall short of the glory of God. When we take a good, hard look at ourselves it is likely we will see we have made the same mistakes with others that we feel have offended us. Matthew 7:3-4 says “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” The more we

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Tanya and Rob Corzatt

Ohio High School Rodeo Association

OHSRA Working Hard and Bringing Home Buckles


PRESIDENT, Ryan Corzatt


SECRETARY, Craig Houin

PHONE, 419/552-1646


The first rodeo of the spring season was one for the books! Our contestants competed against

four different states and definitely held their ground! These kids worked hard in four rounds spanning over three days, and we even had multiple students come home with buckles this year! Hadassah Mullet won the High School Girls All Around, Owen Gardner won the High School Boys All Around and the Steer Wrestling, Evan Corzatt won the High School Tie Down, Addison Webb and Brooklyn Mills won the High School Team Roping, Jaelee Winkleman won the High School Pole Bending,

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try to reason with this person the bigger their flight zone becomes. We are now taking a step back and giving this to God. Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight.” We are praying that this family member has a change of heart, becomes more comfortable and starts to

and Brealynn Gardner won the Junior High Girls All Around! On Saturday night after the rodeo, there was a goat roping fundraiser and some Ohio boys even managed to pull the win in that too. Congratulations to Clay Wines and Elvis Bishop, we hope you can rope steers as well as you can rope goats in the upcoming rodeos!

Wish our cowboys and cowgirls luck as they dive into the final half of the season. Next up is the Ohio vs Indiana rodeo and the Keystone Legacy Rodeo,

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make their way back home. The longer things continue, Rob and I fear that emotions among others can change and possibly not for the better. In Luke 15:25-32, the story of the prodigal son, we need to remember the last verse where the father says “…celebrate and be glad…he was lost and is found.”

When the cows came back there was such relief, joy and celebration. The other cows

welcomed them back to the herd with open arms. We are giving God the glory for doing that for our situation someday in the future. My friends, may you be blessed on your ride!

The Corzatt family owns and operates the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Marengo, Ohio. CPR is a faith based operation and our mission

which is an optional rodeo for our members to get some extra runs and maybe even bring home some winnings. Hopefully we can bring the success there too! We are very thankful for the opportunity to compete against other states at some very nice facilities!


MAY 4-5: Lancaster, OH (Junior High State Finals, regular rodeo for High School)

JUNE 7-9: Negley, OH (High School State Finals)

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


EQ PRO and Interscholastic Equestrian Association Announce 2024 Summer Camp Equestrian Scholarship for Young Riders

EQ PRO, a Naples-based equestrian apparel designer, has teamed up with the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) to announce the 2024 EQ PRO Summer Camp Equestrian Scholarship for IEA Hunt Seat and Dressage riders in grades 4-8 who continue to demonstrate an interest in improving their overall horsemanship skill, ability, and commitment to equestrian sports.

Juliette Douros Hawk, a 14-year-old award-winning junior equestrian and founder of EQ PRO, stated, “My horseback riding journey began when I was 10 at a local summer camp where I discovered my passion for riding and competing. I know how expensive this sport is. This is why I am honored to partner with IEA in the hopes that together we can continue to inspire the next generation of riders.”

“By supporting IEA scholarships, young equestrian athletes are empowered with opportunities like attending specialized horse training programs or pursuing degrees related to their equestrian

passion,” said Kathy Dando, IEA Resource Development Director. “The EQ PRO Summer Camp Scholarship will benefit young novice riders by helping them improve their horsemanship skills during the off-season.”

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to two IEA rider applicants per year, one each for Hunt Seat, and Dressage disciplines (or until scholarship funds have been fully dispersed).


· Applicants must be in 4th through 8th grade at the time of application deadline.

· Applicants must have been an active member of IEA for a minimum of two IEA seasons. (Active members are those who have participated in a minimum of two IEA regular season shows per IEA season. The current year is included plus one year prior to 2023-24 season.)

· Applicants must provide an official school transcript that demonstrates a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher and must submit

proof of GPA through transcript, grade card, or similar document.

· Applicants may participate in one or more of the IEA disciplines—Hunt Seat or Dressage and may ride in Future Beginner and/or Future Novice class divisions.

EQ Pro Summer Camp

Equestrian Scholarship winners will be chosen and notified in early June 2024. The deadline to submit your application is May 17, 2024, via the online application form found on https://www.rideiea. org/opportunities/for-riders/


EQ PRO is an equestrian apparel company that creates accessories to improve a rider’s performance. The company was founded in 2022 by Juliette Douros Hawk, an award-winning junior equestrian and member of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA). Using only inclusive, sustainable, and

ethical practices, EQ PRO’s collection features fashionable yet functional hosiery socks, washable nylon hairnets, leather riding gloves, and saddle pads for youth and adults. For more information about EQ PRO or to see the full collection, please visit


The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting lifelong involvement in equestrian athletics by offering a unique draw-based competition format for young riders in grades 4-12, allowing them to compete without owning a horse or riding equipment, providing greater affordability and access to the sport. IEA has nearly 15,000 members across the United States participating in Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines. For more information, visit www.

Vendors will be open in the Event Center Thursday and Friday.

Horses need to be without blemish to be on the list.

Call in your information to the office

If you need your horse driven morning of sale contact Daniel Coblentz, 330-231-8198

Notice: The Regular Livestock, Hay, Poultry/Rabbit Sale will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. Flea Markets held in Event Center. NOTE: No Sale on Wednesday, June 5th.

For more information call us at the Mt. Hope Auction • 330-674-6188

Friday, Saturday June 6-8, 2024
Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, Ohio
SR 241 • Millersburg, Ohio 44654
Field Equipment on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and again on Thursday morning
can be unloaded on
at 9 a.m. and
Hitching horses Thursday afternoon and Friday
Stalls available for horses after
a.m. Thursday Sale flyer listing all cataloged horses will be available online at THURSDAY, JUNE 6 9:00 AM Tack 10:00 AM Harness 11:00 AM Box Wagons 11:00 AM Field Equipment 12:00 PM Carriages 3:00 PM Ponies, 200 Head FRIDAY, JUNE 7 8:00 AM Draft Horses and Haflingers followed by Crossbred and Riding Horses (475 Head in catalog)
Auctioneers: Atlee Shetler and David Miller
Pedigrees: Lonnie Schlaback and Stephen Yoder REGULAR HORSE SALE
Deadline for Local Standardbreds to be put on dealer list is Friday, June 7th at 12 Noon

Tri-County Trail Association

Saddle Up For St. Jude Ride

Riding season has finally arrived after the many April showers that moved through the

area. Which means trail work has just begun. Tree and bush trimming, trail mowing, gravel in the areas that need it, and bridges to be checked. There is much to get accomplished before the event season begins.

Our first event, the Spring Ride is already upon us! There will be plenty of wonderful food with meals being Friday evening through Sunday breakfast. Our breakfasts are made inside the pavilion under the new fire suppression hood on our grill and

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always promises to be delicious! There is lunch on Saturday for all to enjoy. Saturday evening is dinner with entertainment. There will be a DJ playing the tunes and taking requests. Dancing is optional!

Our spring ride this year includes a ‘Saddle up for St. Jude’ ride on Saturday. Riders are obtaining donations for St. Jude via Facebook, and at the ride. Feel free to donate to a great cause if you can and sponsor your favorite rider. The donations go directly to St. Jude when using the link supplied on your favorite riders Facebook page. Assisting financially with the cancer research and treatment of children and their families with this terrible disease is a great cause! The next event that we will have is the ‘Summer Bash and

Obstacle Challenge’ in June! See our flyer in the Corral to get pre-registered and choose your camping lot and classes that you will participate in! This is one of the crowd favorite events with wonderful food and always promises to have a great time! A wonderful way to spend time with friends and family while enjoying ‘horsing around’! There are classes for all. Get signed up soon to reserve your lot.

Tri-Co has the Ox and Pig roast in August. Tickets for the raffle are available now. Don’t miss your chance to win money! See any of our board members or contact Kliff Crawford (club president) to purchase your raffle tickets today!

Happy May everyone! We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!

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Come Join MSC for Clinics, Tack Swaps, Shows in 2024


2024 for Massillon Saddle Club will have dozens of choices for clinics, jackpot/exhibitions, shows, and, a few more classes. Please see the MSC website or our Facebook page for the showbills and forms.

Showgrounds clean up day was well attended, and many of the projects were completed. The weather was not warm enough to be able to refresh the paint for several areas, so, if you were unable to participate at the clean up in March, there are still opportunities to be able to complete volunteer hours prior to the first show of the season.

MSC has a full schedule of events and show dates this year. All events are open to MSC members, and, non-members. Fun shows are April 21 and 28, Sept. 8, Oct. 20. There will be a

Super Fun Show Sept. 22 (separate showbill for this special show.)

There are several pleasure clinics planned for May 11: ranch, English/western, and, possibly a halter or showmanship clinic. Clinics are open to members, and, non-members. Please see the MSC Facebook page for more information.

Pleasure show dates are May 19, June 9 and 23, Aug. 4 and 18, Sept. 15. If there is a rain cancellation, the Sept. 15 show will be a double point show. Contest shows are June 2 and 30, July 14, Aug. 11 and 25, Sept. 1.

Jackpot Shows (PeeWee Barrels, Open 3D Barrels, Open 3D Poles, and barrels and poles exhibition runs) are June 15, July 13, Aug. 10.

MSC will have three Tack Swaps this year, on the same dates as the Jackpot shows: June 15, July 13, Aug. 10.

Cattle sorting at Circle Y is open to members, and, nonmembers. No previous experience is necessary. The scheduled dates are June 22, July 28, Aug. 24, and, possible Sept. 28. All cattle

sorting events are held at Circle Y Arena.

There are a few additions to the showbills this year: the contest showbill includes additional barrel and pole classes, with the barrel classes immediately following the walk/trot classes. The pleasure showbill has more point classes: all of the jackpot classes are now point classes. (Jackpot classes will have a monetary payout only.)

MSC has an updated sponsorship incentive. Visit the MSC Facebook and website for specifics. Earn an MSC patch, jacket or hoodie with a sponsorship. Sponsorships can be a cash sponsorship, product (for example, donations of merchandise or services for the year end banquet), or, a combination of the two. Deadline is May 31 for sponsorships to appear in the sponsorship book, but, sponsorships can be obtained at any time throughout the year.

The 2024 MSC fundraiser this year is a handgun raffle. Tickets are $10 each, or, six tickets for $50. The winning ticket will be determined at the November year-end awards banquet.

New this year is a free class for members as a birthday gift from MSC. The class can be used at any time during the show season for any regular Contest or Pleasure class, but, is not transferable. Pleasure jackpot classes are not included as the free class.

If you use Tribute products, MSC is collecting the proof of purchase labels and can earn $0.25 per proof of purchase, or, $10 per pallet if you purchase in bulk.

MSC will again have a random draw for a free show day for members. There will be approximately 50 slots available at $5 per slot: you choose any random number, with the winning number chosen in a random drawing at the beginning of the show season.

Tri-County Trail Association (East Sparta), is hosting a ‘Saddle Up For St. Jude Ride’ to benefit St. Jude Hospital, followed by a meal and entertainment. St. Jude provides housing, meals, and, covers all medical expenses for treatment of childhood cancer. Funding supports the families, as well as research for a cure. St Jude openly shares the results of their research so that, one day, all childhood and adult cancers will have a cure. Please see the Tri-County Trails website/ Facebook page for registration and sponsorship forms. (If you are unfamiliar with Tri-Co Trails, the organization has horse trails, and horse camping with enclosed pens for the horses.)

Watch our Facebook page and website for updates on upcoming events, classes, and showbills. MSC hopes that everyone enjoys the sunny, warmer weather, and a return to warmer rides.

Western Reserve Carriage Association

Calendar Filling Up Quickly



TREASURER, Ann Petersen

SECRETARY, Janet Yousay


Our driving calendar for 2024 is filling quickly! June 23 is our Zoar Historic Village drive. Howe Meadow will be our July 28 outing followed by Aug. 3 at White Star Park. September 22 Swine Creek will be the location of our drive and Oct. 20 will be the date for our Observatory Park drive.

Carslie Equestrian Center in Lagrange is open for carriage driving June 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 15.

Any member who would like to host a drive can reach out to a Board member for more information.

Our website is up and running with more information about Western Reserve Carriage Assoiciation (WRCA) drives and other driving events,


JUNE 23: Potluck Drive at Zoar Village, Zoar, Ohio

JULY 28: Howe Meadow Drive

AUG. 3: White State Park Drive, Gibsonburg, Ohio

SEPT. 22: Potluck Drive, Woods Edge Shelter, Swine Creek Park, Middlefield, Ohio

OCT. 20: Potluck Drive, Cygnus Shelter, Observatory Park, Montville, Ohio

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Welcome back to my Turd Talk, guys. Here’s more examples of equine lifestyle choices for what I like to call the Intellectual Equestrian.

Leave Manure And Urine In The Trailer Forever: Cleaning out horse trailers is an exhausting job but often overlooked, only done occasionally, or put off until the end of the season. We’ve all seen the horror stories of horses falling through rotted trailer floors going down the highway. I have too much pride in my hard-earned equipment and my resolve against putting a horse in danger. Also, gross. Dirty trailers are full of flies and gnats. Ever ride in a really nasty New York cab? Ever wonder if that’s why your horse won’t load? Clean out the trailer.

Spray Hose Water In A Horse’s Face: I personally don’t dig getting sprayed in the face ever. Yeah, there are plenty of horses that tolerate this just fine, maybe several that even enjoy it. But yes, nozzles set to mist is fine for a little refresher but it’s still spraying them in the face. If the goal is cleanliness, get up close and personal. I’m quite short and very familiar with the waterdown-the armpit outcome from sponging a horse’s head. That’s why I teach a Head Down cue. Besides, sponging guarantees a horse’s head is actually clean, rinsed of all soap, and water didn’t get in its eyes and ears.

Let Foals ‘Follow’ Moms Out In The Open: Sadly, I have a good friend who’s filly had this backfire. Her situation is filed under the It Never Happens to

If, by the end of a horse show, your gloves don’t look like this...

You Until It Happens category. You know how foals closer to weaning age get a little wander-y from mom? While bringing mares and foals in from turnout on a bright summer afternoon, my friend’s filly ran ahead into the barn aisle like she’d done several times before, only to miscalculate her trajectory in the dimmer lighting of the barn aisle. Poor baby ran full steam into a stall front and forever damaged her cervical vertebrae such that the now grown horse still has a pronounced, permanent head tilt. I understand the argument that babies can learn to lead later in life but why? I’ve always required foals to properly lead in a halter from day one. Why chance it?

Casually Lead Horses Through Tight Openings: Horses don’t know they have wider hips than shoulders. Their inclination when feeling trapped is to barrel through. At the least, unexpectedly banging a hip going in the stall sets up the potential fear of it happening again. Now, I have to untrain one more thing out of a horse on top of all the other stuff I want it to know. And if the stall latch hasn’t been seated fully, then yes. You’ll be doctoring gross injuries such as long swaths of debrided skin dangling off the rib cage.

Silently Come Around Corners: I’ve developed the preference of being heard before I’m seen on a horse’s behalf and I’d really like it if everyone else considers this as well when I’m in the barn! I’ll routinely whistle a tune or scuff my boots moving around any facility so I don’t startle a horse unexpectedly. Honestly, I feel guilty if I do! No horse would willingly enter a Halloween Haunted House for the joyful rush of jump scares.

Put Halter On While Facing The Horse’s Head: I find this habit obnoxious to the horse, like jamming an ill-fitting sweater onto a struggling toddler. Personally, the risk of a broken nose is just not worth it to me and I’ve spent way too much money on my teeth to bust a bicuspid because of abject indifference to

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safety. Speaking of which…when you know better, you do better.

Put My Face In Harm’s Way: Another story from childhood. Watching my dad grooming on a freshly weaned baby late one night in the barn. He wasn’t paying enough attention when the filly popped up and bonked her head right into his face. He wore glasses back then and I still watch my head to this day because of that curved laceration lined with thick black stitches on his cheek. Should I mention that he didn’t have a lead on the weanling and was trying to control her wiggling with just his arms?

Leave Slobber And Goo On The Bit: It is so simple to wipe off the still wet mouthpiece with even just a dry washcloth before walking away from the bridle rack. Ever eat today’s meal with yesterday’s gritty, dried up, dirty spoon? Just because horses don’t complain doesn’t mean they like it.

Put Dirty Saddle Pads Or Girths On A Filthy Horse: Would you wear yesterday’s crusty, sweaty underwear? There’s no excuse for lack of cleanliness. Even taking a stiff brush to dried scurf where it counts is a polite gesture to both your horse and your tack.

Let Go of Horses While Standing Inside The Pasture: Another example of It Never Happens To You Until It Does. I don’t want to be found dead in my pasture with a kick wound to my head or chest. My horses all learn to get back from the gate when the next pasture buddy is coming

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Premier Mount N Trail

PRESIDENT, Kelly Chapman

VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Tarr

SECRETARY, Heidi Daugherty

TREASURER, Kerry Elliott



Premier Mount N Trail (PMT) is excited about so many great events that have just occurred or are occurring in the months to come! We started off in April with our first appearance at Equine Affaire Ohio. Many patrons expressed interest in the unique opportunities that PMT parks offer. Sincerest thanks to our dedicated volunteers for designing, manning the booth, and offering a wealth of knowledge to

Youth Sponsorship Program

those attending the event. PMT has many opportunities, sponsored programs and engagement opportunities planned for 2024. A highlight of these is the Youth Sponsorship Program and application made available recently. Requirements are simple

Things I Never Do (continued)

in. Mine learn to enter, reverse, back up if necessary, and wait to be unclipped. I am standing outside the gate opening, one hand on the gate and one hand on the lead. The horse is totally inside the pasture and facing me. Then and only then do I unclip the lead. There’s no more out of control place for a person than when in close proximity to loose horses milling around.

Trailer Without Water Cans: I don’t care if I’m only going across town to the local fairgrounds. I’m hauling at least one 5-gallon water can topped off fresh from the tap, both ways. The reasons are numerous and the applications of said water where needed are endless. Think of it as your horse not leaving home without a full Stanley©


It’s a red flag in my world when horse owners rattle off a list of avoidable injuries, accidents, and broken bones to both themselves and their horses. I find myself questioning their observational skills, self-awareness, and problem-solving abilities. There’s no excuse for filthy. Safety is top priority. And preparation prevents problems. I think I’m the poster child for Intellectual Equestrians. But then again, my toes have instinctively curled away from incoming hooves long before I could remember!

Sarah Vas, a second-generation horse woman, writes about her decades of adventure and mayhem in the equine industry. Her experience encompasses

and the application is truly youth friendly. Please see our Facebook page to download the requirements and application form.

Next, we head into the show season running from May through October! See our ad in this issue which illustrates the

six PMT sanctioned parks, our wonderful sponsors, and how to become a member!

As always, feel free to reach us on Facebook, visit our website at or email premiermountntrail@

multiple breeds and disciplines. A humble storyteller and educator at heart, her Cheap Seats column is often infused with the spirit of

her two favorite philosophies. Laughter is the Breath of Life and Poverty is the Real Mother of Invention.


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 2024

MAY 2-5 — Michigan Reining Horse Association Delta Classic, Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI:,

MAY 2-12 — The Maddness presented by SOQHA, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: 765-714-4324, www.

MAY 3-4 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Series, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. FMI: 740-877-7993,,

MAY 3-4 — 18th Annual Superior Friesian Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188,

MAY 3-4 — Yoder Bros. Spring Horse & Carriage Auction, Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission, Mt. Pleasant, MI. FMI: Leroy, 989-386-8082

MAY 3-4 — Twistn B Ranch Show, 3435 S. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Scottsburg, IN. FMI: Penny Barth, 812-406-8512

MAY 3-5 — Miami County Horse Association 5 Rides To The Prize, Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH. FMI:,

MAY 3-5 — Great 8 Zone-O-Rama, C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: zone8apha@,

MAY 3-5 — Battle In The Saddle Open Horse Show & Youth Team Tournament, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Morgan Parcher, 419-770-0253,

MAY 4 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9 a.m., Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie Uffner, 740-877-7993,

MAY 4 — Wayne County Saddle Club Barrel and Pole Clinic, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Cadance Horsky, 330-347-9955,

MAY 4 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Gary Ruggles, 419-210-6952

MAY 4 — Harry Hughes Speed Series, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419-764-6359

MAY 4-5 — Southern Ohio and National Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH. FMI: Jocelyn Wilson, 740-590-7267

MAY 4-5 — White River Spring Endurance Ride, Timbers Edge Campground, 4345 N. Warner Ave., Hesperia, MI. FMI: wrrtec@,

MAY 4-5 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 East Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI:, https://www.

MAY 4-5 — Dolly Hannon Clinic, Equinox Farm, Highland, MI. FMI: 231-525-8842,

MAY 5 — Pre-Show Relaxation Techniques for Peak Performance, 1 p.m., Eagles Nest Equestrian, 4748 State Route 303, Ravenna, OH. FMI: Call/Text 330-7016227,

MAY 5 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI:

MAY 7-9 — Joe Beaver Tiedown & Breakaway Clinic, Diamond & Ranch, 36 Deardoff Rd., Dillsburg, PA. FMI: Jayme Myers, 717-8874576,

MAY 8 — Winter Wednesday Barrel Jackpot Series, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271

MAY 9 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot (Barrels & Poles), 6 p.m., 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: Facebook: Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club

MAY 9-12 — 55th Anniversary All American Youth Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI:

MAY 11 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Randi, 330-201-3710,

MAY 11 — Mid-Ohio Dressage Association

Western Dressage Spring Show, Duncan Run, 12858 Center Village Rd., Galena, OH. FMI:

MAY 11 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Trail Ride, AJ Jolly Park, Alexandria, KY. FMI: Kim Wehrle, 859-6093838,

MAY 11 — Mt. Eden Saddle Club Horse Show, 7:30 p.m.,11199 Mt. Eden Road, Mt. Eden, KY. FMI: Sharon Gilbert, 502-7389741,

MAY 11-12 — Mid Ohio Marauders

New Shooter Clilnic, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214, midohiomarauders@,

MAY 11-12 — Making Memories All Breed Open Charity Horse Show, WPQHA Show Complex, 3670 Harlansburg Rd. (Rt. 108), New Castle, PA. FMI: Janie, 330-550-8485

MAY 11-12 — Daybrook Saddle Club Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: John Ocheltree, 304-313-2040, php?id=100063582788953

MAY 12 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: www.

MAY 12 — Sporting Day of Traditional Driving, 9 a.m., Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/WRCarriage

MAY 10 — Wayne County Saddle Club Friday Night Buckle Series, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330844-4041,

MAY 10-11 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show (10th) and Spring Clinic (11th), 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (Pleasure Show) and Samantha Thompson, 814248-1348 (Clinic)

MAY 10-11 — 606 Sales & Events 3rd Annual Rodeo, 5194 Ewings Rd., Ewing, KY. FMI: Chad Bowling, 606-782-6360,

MAY 10-12 — Tri-County Trail Spring Ride Weekend, 2662 Downing Street SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI:

MAY 10-12 — Central Ohio Reining Horse Association Spring Rein or Shine Series, University of Findlay, 14700 US Rt. 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: 740-837-7441, http://

MAY 10-12 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190,

MAY 10-12 — Barrels For Badges IBRA Show, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: 502-239-4000,,

MAY 11 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905,

MAY 11 — Terry Myers Ranch Riding Clinic, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559,, www.

MAY 11 — Mt. Trail Clinic with Jennie Wright, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, creeksidehorsepark@,

MAY 12 — Tack Swap, AQHA-ARHA Ranch Trail Practice & Chilean Horse Demo, 10867 Kingston-Whisler Rd., Kingston, OH. FMI: 940-284-8310

MAY 12 — Roc-N-Horse Stables Show, 1 p.m., 4731 110th Ave., Pullman, MI. FMI: Roxanne Fox, 269-377-4732

MAY 16-19 — Buckeye Sweepstakes & NSHR District One Championships, World Equestrian Center, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-935-1753, cindy@

MAY 17-18 — Shake It Up Endurance Ride, Shaker Village, 3501 Lexington Rd., Harrodsburg, KY. FMI: arabsrun63@gmail. com,

MAY 17-19 — Mid Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214,, www.

MAY 17-19 — Mounted Archery Competition (17-19) & Mt. Trail Clinic with Mike Schmidt & Competition (18-19), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI:, www.

MAY 17-19 — Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Summer Warm Up Show, University of Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Rt. 68, Findlay, OH. FMI:

MAY 17-19 — Michigan Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: 517-331-6085

MAY 17-19 — Indiana Equine Foundation Charity Horse Show, Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN. FMI: Darla Bridges, 812-446-0502, www.

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MAY 17-19 — Wayne County 4-H Horse & Pony Open Show, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Richmond, IN. FMI: Britney Brandt, 765-969-9501

MAY 18 — Knox County Horse Park 2024 High Point Show, 7500 Thayer Road, Mount Vernon, OH. FMI: 740627-0096, KnoxCountyHorseParkMountVernonOH

MAY 18 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Show, 10:30 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angela Bonewitz, 330-465-8386, www.

MAY 18 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI:

MAY 18 — Tri-County Show Series, Highland County Fairgrounds, Hillsboro, OH. FMI: B. Snell, 937-488-2018

MAY 18 — Open Fun Shows and Youth Pre-Rodeo Events, Meigs County Fairgrounds, 41850 Fairgrounds Road, Pomeroy, OH. FMI: Patrece, 740-416-9282,

MAY 18 — Equine New & Used Market Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Heart of Warrior Farm, 6545 Beecher Rd., Granville, OH. FMI: 614-881-2506,

MAY 18 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Drill Team Competition, Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Joyce Voet, 859630-4566,

MAY 18 — Midwest Saddle & Bridle Association Boots & Jeans Show, 25 N. 450 E. Valparaiso, IN. FMI: 219-241-3037

MAY 18 — Spring Spectacular Catalog Horse Sale, 10 a.m., Farmers and Ranchers Livestock Comm. Co., Inc, 1500 W. Old Highway 40, Salina, KS. FMI: 785-825-0211,

MAY 18 — Wranglers Riding Club Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI:, www.

MAY 18-19 — Buckeye Extravaganza, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI:,

MAY 18-19 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Schooling Show (18th)/Obstacle Competition (19th), Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:

MAY 19 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041,,

MAY 19 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, Home Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., 2590 N. Walnut Rd., Rochester, IL. FMI:

MAY 22 — Winter Wednesday Barrel Jackpot Series, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271,

MAY 23 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot (Barrels & Poles), 6 p.m., 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: Facebook: Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club

MAY 25 — Pro Bull Riding Event, Buckin Ohio, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205,

MAY 25 — Ohio Horseman’s Council Ashtabula Chapter Gaming Buckle Series, Pierpont Fire Hall, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpont, OH. FMI: Christy Burdick, 440856-9460,

MAY 25 — Wayne County Saddle Club Youth Director Show, 12 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Cadance Horsky, 330-347-9955, www.

MAY 25 — Western Dressage/Gaited Horse Spring Fling Get Ready To Show with Kelly Bitter and Rachel Jelen, Eagles Nest Equestrian, 4748 State Route 303, Ravenna, OH. FMI: 330-701-6227,

MAY 25 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013

MAY 25 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Show, Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-209-2154,

MAY 25-26 — Tom Wilson Memorial Open Horse Show, Fulton County Equestrian Center, 1157 W. 3rd St., Rochester, IN. FMI: Roberta Ancil, 765-669-0967, ranchil115@,

MAY 25-27 — Barrels, Band & BBQ (25th), Horse Fun Show (26th) and Memorial Day Horse Sale (27th), 606 Sales and Events, 5194 Ewing Road, Ewing, KY. FMI: Jodey Ramey, 606-748-2162, www.facebook. com/606salesandevents

MAY 26 — Geauga Horse and Pony Association Open Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI:

MAY 26 — Roc-N-Horse Stables Show, 1 p.m., 4731 110th Ave., Pullman, MI. FMI: Roxanne Fox, 269-377-4732

MAY 27 — Mid-Ohio Memorial Cataloged Trotting Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188,

MAY 27 — Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carol Rd., Ft. Wayne, IN. FMI: Lisa Didion, 260-740-8313

MAY 29 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

MAY 29-JUNE 2 — The 10th Anniversary Buckeye Reining Series, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: www.

MAY 29-JUNE 9 — Michigan Trail Ride Association 1st June Ride, Oscoda, MI to Empire. FMI: com, groups/124891957546197

MAY 31 — Geauga Horse and Pony Association Friday Nights Lights Contesting Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI: www.

MAY 31 — Wayne County Saddle Club Friday Night Buckle Series, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330844-4041,

MAY 31-JUNE 1 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Series, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. FMI: 740877-7993,

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SHOW FEES: Stalls, $30 or Jumpout $15 — Camping $50 OFFICE FEE: Per Horse $10. Stalls required to be cleaned, $25 fee for uncleaned stall. Adult Non-Cattle Classes $15 — Adult Cattle Classes $40 Youth Non-Cattle Classes $5 — Youth Cattle Classes, $20 — Modified Classes, $5 Show Begins at 9 a.m. • Rain or Shine! Office will open at 4 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Saturday • Cash or Check Entries for each class close one class ahead. Prices and fees subject to change without notice. Yearly OFQHA Membership Required TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW: $30 Individual/$50 Family/Youth Only $10 SERIES CLASSES Versatility = 12, 18, 20, 28, 32 Rookie Rider = 13, 22, 34, 41 MAY 4 • JUNE 1 • JULY 6 • AUGUST 3 • AUGUST 31 Visit Show Updates, Class Descriptions, Patterns, Membership Forms. Email: FREESTYLE REINING Sign up in advance with your music. FRIDAY NIGHT CATTLE PRACTICE: $40 6 p.m. Competitors Only Ranch Roping Clinic: 5/31 Freestyle Reining: 8/30 Jackpot Ranch Roping: 8/31 1. Cutting (Herd Work) 2. Green Cutting (Herd Work) 3. Youth Cutting (Herd Work) 4. Working Ranch Horse (Rein, Box, Fence & Rope/Circle) 5. Ranch Roping 6. Y-Ranch Roping 7. Green Reiner 8. Y-Reiner 9. Ranch Reiner 10. Youth Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) 11. Green Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) 12. Ranch Cutting (Cut & Pen) 13. W/T Ranch Riding** 14. Y-W/T Ranch Riding** 15. Novice W/T Ranch Riding 16. Modified Ranch Riding 17. Boxing 18. Box Drive Box 19. Working Cow (Box, Fence, Circle) 20. Ranch Riding W/T/L** 21. Y-W/T/L Ranch Riding** 22. Green Boxing 23. Y-Boxing 24. Green Box Drive Box 25. Y-Box Drive Box 26. Ranch Boxing (Rein & Box) 27. Jackpot Barrels 28. Ranch Conformation 3+ 29. Y-Ranch Conformation 30. Ranch Conformation 2 & Under 31. Modified Conformation 32. Ranch Trail** 33. Y-Ranch Trail** 34. W/T Ranch Trail** 36. Y W/T Ranch Trail** 37. In Hand Trail (2 yo or Younger) 38. Ranchmanship** 39. Novice W/T Ranchmanship 40. Y-Ranchmanship** 41. W/T Ranchmanship** 42. Y-W/T Ranchmanship** 43. Modified Trail Follow Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association on Facebook! RANCH HORSE SHOWS OFQHA President: Donnie Uffner (740) 877-7993 Vice President: Eric Erwin (740) 868-6906 **Same horse/rider combination. Cannot cross enter W/T & W/T/L classes. Trail Set Up @ 3 PM Friday Trail Start Time: 10 a.m. Trail & Ranchmanship will be shown At-Will in the infield. Sign up for your designated order of go in the office Friday evening or Saturday morning. Trail Pattern Walk through with the judge at 9:30 a.m. Modified classes available for special needs riders. Breakfast, lunch, dinner available on grounds. Call (740) 877-7993 for Stalls and Camping with Electric/Water Hosted by Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Guernsey Co. Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, OH 43755

MAY 31-JUNE 1 — Summer Breeze Endurance Ride, Deam Lake State Park Recreational Area, 1217 Deam Lake Rd., Borden, IN. FMI: conniecaudill@yahoo. com,

MAY 31-JUNE 2 — Central Ohio Reining Horse Association Flag City Series, University of Findlay, 14700 US Rt. 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: 740-837-7441,, http://

MAY 31-JUNE 2 — Miami County Horse Association 5 Rides To The Prize, Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH. FMI:,

JUNE 2024

JUNE 1 — Knox County Horse Park 2024 High Point Show, 7500 Thayer Road, Mount Vernon, OH. FMI: 740627-0096, kchp.mtv.ohio@gmail. com, KnoxCountyHorseParkMountVernonOH

JUNE 1 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9 a.m., Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie Uffner, 740-877-7993,

JUNE 1 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Randi, 330-201-3710,

JUNE 1 — Harry Hughes Speed Series, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419-764-6359

JUNE 1 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI:

JUNE 1 — Fredericktown Saddle Club 4-H State Qualifying PAS Show, 10 a.m., Waterford Road, Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JUNE 1 — Northern Kentucky Saddle Club

Ranch Show Series, 1986 Poplar Ridge Rd., Melbourne, KY. FMI: 859-635-6918, www.

JUNE 1 — 16th Annual Diamond McNabb

Ranch Horse Sale, 2345 Cold Springs Rd., Douglas, WY. FMI: 307-645-3149, horses@,

JUNE 1-2 — Ashland Paint & Plain

Saddle Club Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: 419-632-1533, www.

JUNE 1-2 — Fulton County Saddle Club Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH. FMI:

JUNE 1-2 — Kelly Chapman Clinic (1st) and Mt. Trail Show (2nd), Stone Gate Farm, 31575 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. FMI: 330-322-5431

JUNE 1-2 — Mike Schmidt Ranch Clinic (1st) & Ranch Show (2nd), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: creeksidehorsepark@gmail. com,

JUNE 1-2 — Southern Ohio and National Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show Series, 9 a.m., Ross County Fairgrounds, 344 Fairgrounds Rd., Chillicothe, OH. FMI: Jocelyn Wilson, 740-590-7267

JUNE 1-2 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 East Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI:, https://www.

JUNE 2 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041,,

JUNE 2 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, 31575 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. FMI: www.

JUNE 2 — Miniature Horse Show, Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: Danielle, 740-398-8791

JUNE 2 — 26th Annual Open Miniature Horse Show sponsored by Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club, Lorain County Fairgrounds, Wellington, OH. FMI: 419271-6008,

JUNE 5 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JUNE 6-7 — Summer Carriage and Draft Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188,, https://

JUNE 6-9 — Michigan Reining Horse Association Slide In, Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. FMI:,

JUNE 7 — Wayne County Saddle Club Friday Night Buckle Series, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330844-4041,

JUNE 7 — Wabash Valley Horsemen’s Association Speed Show, Vigo County Fairgrounds, 3901 S US Hwy. 41, Terre Haute, IN. FMI: Lori Dowers, 812-243-3819

JUNE 7-9 — Tri-County Trail 17th Annual All Breed Trail Challenge and Summer Bash, 2662 Downing Street SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Beverly Mills, 330-4284182,

JUNE 7-9 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190,, www.

JUNE 8 — Meigs Chapter OHC MakeA-Wish Foundation Fundraiser Ride, 9 a.m., AEP Southern Recreational Area, 30225 SR 124, Langsville, OH. FMI: OHCMEIGSCHAPTER

JUNE 8 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Miniature Show Series, 10 a.m., Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Rd., Avon Lake, OH. FMI: Kathleen Azzarello, 440536-0145, profile.php?id=100064371172293

JUNE 8 — Tri-County Show Series, Warren County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, OH. FMI: B. Snell, 937-488-2018

JUNE 8 — 5th Annual Kevin “Peavine” Memorial Horse Show, 9 a.m., Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, OH. FMI: Leah Lichtensteiger, 419-771-0698

JUNE 8 — Mt. Eden Saddle Club Horse Show, 7:30 p.m.,11199 Mt. Eden Road, Mt. Eden, KY. FMI: Sharon Gilbert, 502-7389741,

JUNE 8-9 — Northern Ohio Outlaws Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. FMI:

JUNE 8-9 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, Holland Western Horse Park, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. FMI:

JUNE 8-9 — Dusty Boots Riding Club Open Pleasure Show, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, Jefferson, OH. FMI: Jason Brown, 234-600-7815, https://www.

JUNE 8-9 — Team Roping Clinic with Shane Rickly, 9 a.m., Rodeo Run Arena, 11641 Alspach Rd., Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Raynelle, 740-538-1491

JUNE 8-9 — Henry County Open Speed Show (8th) & Henry County 4H Open Show (9th), Memorial Park, New Castle, IN. FMI: Rachel Phillips, 317-514-3944

JUNE 8-9 — Daybrook Saddle Club Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: John Ocheltree, 304-313-2040, php?id=100063582788953

JUNE 9 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041,,

JUNE 9 — Annual Columbiana County Saddle Horse Vendor Show, Columbiana County Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, OH. FMI: Alissa Blevins, 330-831-1957,

JUNE 9 — Roc-N-Horse Stables Show, 1 p.m., 4731 110th Ave., Pullman, MI. FMI: Roxanne Fox, 269-377-4732

JUNE 9 — Twistn B Ranch Show, 3435 S. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Scottsburg, IN. FMI: Penny Barth, 812-406-8512

JUNE 12 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JUNE 12-16 — 17th Annual All Breed OQHA Ride and 3-Day Mountain Trail Competition, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Drive SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559, creeksidehorsepark@,

JUNE 13 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot (Barrels & Poles), 6 p.m., 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: Facebook: Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club

JUNE 14 — Geauga Horse and Pony Association Friday Nights Lights Contesting Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI: www.

JUNE 14-16 — Mid Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214,, www.

JUNE 14-16 — Ashland County OHC Spring Into Summer Ride, Pleasant Hill Lake Park, 3431 State Route 95, Perrysville, OH. FMI: Tim Tuttle, 419-512-1216, timtuttle59@

JUNE 15 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, Home Therapeutic Riding Center Inc., 2590 N. Walnut Rd., Rochester, IL. FMI:

Massillon Saddle Club Jackpot
12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Ty, 330-309-7229
15 — Knox County Horse Park 2024 High Point Show, 7500 Thayer Rd., Mount Vernon, OH. FMI: 740-6270096, KnoxCountyHorseParkMountVernonOH 50 HORSEMEN’S CORRAL May 2024 Corral Calendar Continued from page 48 MIDWEST DRILL COMPETITION SERIES 3 COMPETITIONS with HIGH POINTS & GRAND PRIZES! Hosted by The NKHN, The Outlaws, and The Silver Spurs Drill Teams COMPETITION 1 NKHN Drill Team Competition MAY 18, 2024 100 Fairgrounds Rd. Alexandria, KY 41001 (859) 630-4566 COMPETITION 2 Outlaw Drill Team Competition JUNE 15, 2024 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH 45320 COMPETITION 3 Silver Spurs Drill Team Competition AUGUST 24, 2024 2990 OH-93, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 (330) 417-6558 REGISTER FOR ALL 3 TO BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME A TRIPLE CROWN PRIZE WINNER! Please turn to page 52
JUNE 15 —
Show, 1 p.m.,

Knox County Horse Park

Show Season is Getting Closer

PRESIDENT, Donny Cline

VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and Claude Robinson


SECRETARY, Madisyn Weekley

CONTACT, KCHP.mtv.ohio@gmail.


FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

These pictures are things that we are feeling. Ducks because it raining about every time you want to ride and the Eclipse was a lifetime experience.

The show schedule is getting closer to enjoy (see our ad in the April issue of the Horsemen’s Corral). April is our rainy season so we can have May flowers. With that said we have been lucky to have some good weather for weekend activities like riding. State parks are back open to riding again. By the time you read this we hopefully had our poker ride and our open house. It’s time to get your horse ready for the season, new set of shoes if you shoe your horse. I do but you don’t really need to if just do shows. As for us old people doing trails and road riding it’s a must for shoes.

Black Swamp Driving Club

PRESIDENT, Sharon Hayhurst

VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Hohenbrink TREASURER, Ann Bell FACEBOOK, groups/121257701223196

Hi everyone, I hope you are enjoying the spring season. It’s already May, time is flying by! Here is the list of drives and events. I did not receive any new drive dates or updates.

May 18 is the first show for the year, the club has been meeting for the first show. The public is welcome to the meetings if you want to get involved. It’s an open door meeting and anyone can join us. May 13 is the next meeting at 7 p.m. at the Shelter House at the park, 7360 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. If you can’t make

Memorial Day Potluck and Picnic

Our May 27 event will be hosted by Sharon and Ron Hayhurst in Bowling Green, Ohio. Here are the details submitted from Sharon.

MAY 27: Monday Memorial Day outdoor potluck and picnic. Please bring a salad to share. Meat will be provided by the church sponsoring the event that starts at 11 a.m. Location: 1033 Conneaut Avenue, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Ronald Hayhurst will give rides if Gunner, the horse, is back from his winter service in Central Park New York City.

JULY 6: Wyandot County Historical Society Ice Cream Social. This is held at the

Corral Calendar

JUNE 15 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Show, 10:30 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Angela Bonewitz, 330-465-8386, www.

JUNE 15 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Show, Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-209-2154,

JUNE 15 — MW Pony Pals Buckle Series, Ada War Memorial Park, 401 N. Park Dr., Ada, OH. FMI: groups/579758099642083

JUNE 15 — Sandusky Co. Equine Committee 4-H Show, 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI:

JUNE 15 — Mahoning Valley Pony Breeders

JUNE 15 — Open Fun Shows and Youth PreRodeo Events, Meigs County Fairgrounds, 41850 Fairgrounds Road, Pomeroy, OH. FMI: Patrece, 740-416-9282

JUNE 15 — Tri-County Show Series, Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: B. Snell, 937-488-2018

JUNE 15 — Outlaw Drill Team Competition, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH. FMI:

JUNE 15 — Wranglers Riding Club Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI:, www.

JUNE 15 — Maracci Performance Horses LLC Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Waterford Fairgrounds, 13012 US Hwy. 19, Waterford, PA. FMI: Debbie VanOrd, 814-460-6214

museum in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. This is an exhibit of carriages only. The Historical Society is looking for someone to give carriage rides. If any of the members are interested in giving rides please let me know and I can contact them.

JULY 20: Owen’s Station, Marion, Ohio

SEPT. 21: Hites Log Cabin Drive, Kenton, Ohio

OCT. 5: Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio

OCT. 26: Halloween party at France Lake, Kenton, Ohio. I will report any additional events and details of upcoming events as I get them.

that meeting, we always meet the second Monday of the month.

Start warming up your horse and get ready—it’s getting closer to show season. Thank you for reading.

JUNE 15-16 — 2024 Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit Show, Wood County Fairgrounds, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH. FMI: Emily Wolery, 419-656-0050

JUNE 15-30 — Michigan Trail Ride

Association 2nd June Ride, Empire/ Garey Lake to Oscoda/River Rd., MI. FMI:, https://www.

JUNE 16 — Geauga Horse and Pony Association Open Show, Geauga County Fairgrounds, 4373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, OH. FMI:

JUNE 16 — Open Pleasure Show, 9 a.m., 792 N. 200 W., Huntington, IN. FMI: Linda Swain, 260-358-7158

Our April meeting was held on April 14 with a discussion on safety with carriages led by a club member Mark Newman. A potluck followed the meeting. The location was at the Good Hope Lutheran Church in Arlington , Ohio

I haven’t received any news from the membership, so this will be a short article. If anyone would like send information, updates, or pictures, please send them to my email address at

Our goal is for a safe and enjoyable driving season. Safety is the upmost importance. Have a great driving season!

Fun Show Series, 9 a.m., Cedar Lake Farm, 1154 Hallock Young Rd., Warren, OH. FMI: Kelly Dempsey, 330-907-5225

JUNE 15-16 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros “Cowboys, Cowgirls & Wranglers I & II”, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar Street, Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen Davis, 330-719-3290

JUNE 19 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JUNE 19 — Bath Pony Club Cross Country Schooling Show, 5-7 p.m., 151 Remsen Rd., Medina, OH. FMI:

JUNE 21-23 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson’s Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740-819-8446, www.

JUNE 21-23 — Michigan Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Show, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: 517-331-6085,

JUNE 22 — Mid-Ohio Dressage Association

Western Dressage June Jubilation, Home of Joy Farm, 3315 Lake Road NE, Lancaster, OH. FMI:

JUNE 22 — Ohio Horseman’s Council

Ashtabula Chapter Gaming Buckle Series, Pierpont Fire Hall, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpont, OH. FMI: Christy Burdick, 440856-9460,

JUNE 22 — Avon Lake Saddle Club Miniature Show Series, 10 a.m., Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Rd., Avon Lake, OH. FMI: 440-536-0145, www.facebook. com/profile.php?id=100064371172293

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PRODUCER: (additional producers/events may be added)

A-BAR: A-Bar Rodeo Productions/Pat Ayers

B-OH: Buckin Ohio/Tristan Thorsell

EH: E&H Cattle Company/Eli Byler

DJ: Diamond J. Ranch and Rodeo Co./David Johnson

HJT: Hayden Townsend Rodeo/Hayden Townsend

KBR: King Brothers Rodeo/Steve King

RE: Rough E Rodeo Productions/Luke & Lindsey Elton

PAC: PAC Mid-West Rodeo Co. & Arena/Glen Price

TK: TK Pro Rodeo/Tyler Kijac


1st Sanction Rules — GLCBRA Members are exempt from permit fee.

GL — Great Lakes Championship Bull Riding Association




GLCBRA events eligible for points.

Producer may have more, ie Full Rodeo

BR = Bull Riding

CBR = Cowgirl Barrel Racing

For most up-to-date information visit

______________________________ 1 Marion, OH HJT BR, CBR GL 8 Crawfordsville, IN PAC BR, CBR GL 15 Bruceton Mills, WV DJ BR IP/AP/GL 15 Paulding, OH RE BR, CBR GL 17 Circleville, OH RE BR, CBR GL 22 Burbank, OH B-OH BR, CBR GL 22 Angola, IN DJ BR IP/AP/GL 26 Greenfield, IN TK BR, CBR IP/MS/GL 27 Greenfield, IN TK BR, CBR IP/GL 29 Tiffin, OH A-BAR CBR GL
______________________________ 5 Marion, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 9 London, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 10 Wilmington, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 11 West Union, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 12 Bellefontaine, OH RE BR, CBR GL 13 Dayton, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 13 Crawfordsville, IN PAC BR, CBR GL 14 Kendalville, IN A-BAR BR, CBR GL 16 Bucyrus, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 17 Oak Harber, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 17 Louisa, KY KBR BR, CBR GL 18 Wellston, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 18 Lebanon, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 19 Hilliard, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 20 Burbank, OH B-OH BR, CBR GL 25 Marysville, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 25 Greenfield, IN TK BR, CBR IP/MS/GL 27 Tiffin, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 30 Xenia, OH RE BR, CBR GL AUGUST __________________________ 2 Wapak, OH A-BAR BR GL 2 Marion, OH HJT BR, CBR GL 3 Dover, OH EH BR GL 3 Hillsdale, MI TK BR, CBR IP/MS/GL 6 Sandusky, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 7 Mansfield, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 8 Millersburg, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 8 Urbana, OH RE BR, CBR GL 8 Chillicothe, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 9 Attica, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 9 Coldwater, MI TK BR, CBR IP/MS/GL 10 Croton, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 10 Crawfordsville, IN PAC BR, CBR GL 10 Grayson, KY KBR BR, CBR GL 12 Marshall, MI TK BR, CBR IP/AP/GL 14 Norwalk, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 14 West Union, WV DJ BR IP/AP/GL 15 West Union, WV DJ BR IP/AP/GL 16 Zanesville, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 17 Burbank, OH B-OH BR, CBR GL 17 Ashland, KY KBR BR, CBR GL 27 Findlay. OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 28 Mt. Gilead, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL SEPTEMBER 1 Van Wert, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 7 Marion, OH HJT BR, CBR GL 7 Crawfordsville, IN PAC BR, CBR GL 7 Montpelier, OH RE BR, CBR GL 12 Lore City, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 12 Upper Sandusky, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL 14 Burbank, OH B-OH BR, CBR GL 15 Wilmington, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 16 Centreville, MI TK BR, CBR IP/MS/GL 18 Ashland, OH DJ BR IP/AP/GL 29 Coshocton, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL
____________________________ 4 Marion, OH HJT BR, CBR GL 5 Crawfordsville, IN PAC BR, CBR GL 8 Lancaster, OH A-BAR BR, CBR GL
Finals: November 22-23


(Raindate September 14)

Hay Day Event for children and adults with developmental challenges. Starts at noon. Please volunteer for this awesome event! We need horses for rides, volunteers to side walk, aid riders, mount horses and work games/prizes.

1. Mare 2 years and Under

2. Mare 3 years and Older (A)

3. Mare 3 years and Older (B)

Grand and Reserve Champion Miniature Mare (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 1-3)

4. Multi-Color Mare

5. Solid Color Mare

6. Stallion 2 Years and Under

7. Stallion 3 Years and Over

Grand and Reserve Champion Miniature Stallion (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 6-7)

8. Multi-Color Stallion

9. Solid Color Stallion

10. Gelding 2 Years and Under

11. Gelding 3 Years and Over (A)

12. Geldings 3 Years and Over (B)

Grand and Reserve Champion Miniature Geldings (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 10-12)

13. Multi-Color Gelding

14. Solid Color Gelding

15. Stock Mare 2 Years and Under

16. Stock Mare 3 Years and Over

17. Stock Gelding 2 Years and Under

18. Stock Gelding 3 Years and Over

Grand and Reserve Champion Stock (Open, Mare and Gelding) (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 15-18)

19. Pony Halter

20. Donkey Halter

Supreme Halter Champion

(Mare, Stallion and Gelding Grand Champion

Winners Miniature Division, Stock and Miniature Donkey and Pony 1st place winners)


The following classes are for Miniature Horses, Ponies and Donkeys:

21. Pee-Wee Halters (8 and Under)

(may be assisted)

22. Open Youth Halter (18 and Under, M/P/D)

23. Youth Showmanship (12 Years and Under)

24. Youth Showmanship (13 Years and Over)

25. Adult Showmanship (19 Years and Over)

26. Youth (18 Years and Under) Pretty Face

27. Adult (19 Years and Over) Pretty Face

(no horse from class 26)

28. Open Youth Pleasure Driving

(18 Years and Under)

Wearing a helmet is required.

29. Open Adult Pleasure Driving

(19 Years and Older)

Open Fun Classes for Kids and Adults:

30. In-Hand Obstacles

31. In-Hand 3-Cone Race (timed)

32. Jumping (timed)

33. Costume Class

Check the Avon Lake Saddle Club Facebook page for updates!

• 10 a.m. start time for all shows except September 7th

• Fees: $5/class. $3/horse office fee

• Class A: Horses 34” and under

• Class B: Horses over 34” to 38”

• Pony: Over 38”

• Judges decision is final

• Youth 12 and under may not show a stallion with the exception of weanling and yearling colts.

• Please request tack changes at least 2 classes in advance

• Before leaving the show grounds, please clean up your horses’ manure

• Ribbons 1st through 5th

• Grand Champion Miniature Mare, Stallion and Gelding. Reserve Grand Champions and Supreme Miniature Halter Horse: Special awards.

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

33141-33199 Webber Road,
Lake, Ohio 44012 For more information contact Kathleen Azzarello (440) 536-0145 • JUNE 8 • JUNE 22 • JULY 20
SHOW SERIES All shows held
Weiss Field,

added Jackpot Western Pleasure (5/26 & 7/14 shows)

**Classes 40-45 will run concurrently in the Small Grandstand from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

open to all ages, including youth & adults new to riding as well as adults who are showing an inexperienced horse.


58 HORSEMEN’S CORRAL May 2024 Geauga Horse & Pony Association 2024 OPEN
Regular Class Entry Fee: $6 per class Jackpot Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback + $100 (**class must have 5 entries to qualify for payback) Open, W/T, Ranch and Novice Awards Grounds and Office Fee: $12 per exhibitor Visit for rules, regulations, and how to qualify for year-end awards. SPECIAL CLASSES See GHPA Show Rules & Regulations for specific class rules 5/26 Class 27 - Bareback Equitation (E or W) 6/16 Class 15 - Shankless Showmanship 7/14 Class 27 - Surprise Equitation (E or W) 8/6 Class 27 - Barrels Special Awards for these classes! Generation Gap Class — Class 26 Entire Class is W/T — Open to Any Pair with required minimum 10-year age difference in riders. See GHPA Show Rules 5/26 Showmanship (E or W) 6/16 Western Horsemanship 7/14 English Equitation (formal attire not required, see rules) 8/11 Barrels Year-End Award for Champion Generation Gap Pair!
HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio
of classes counting toward
high point will be posted and available in
classes are
Entry Fee: $8 per class
Timing Fee: $2 per exhibitor Exhibition Runs: $5/run (maximum of 2 runs per horse/rider combo per class.) Jackpot Classes: $12 entry fee with 80% payback + $100 (**class must have 5 entries for payback) W/T Awards Youth and Adult Class Paybacks: 80% payback per class (**class must have 5 entries to qualify for payback) Grounds and Office Fee: $12 per exhibitor
list of classes counting toward year-end highpoint will be posted and available in entry booth. Check our website,
all rules, regulations, and how to qualify for year-end awards! 1. W/T Ranch Riding Pattern 2. Limited Ranch Riding Pattern 3. Open Ranch Riding Pattern 4. $100 added Jackpot Ranch Riding Pattern (all shows) 5. W/T Ranch Horse Rail 6. Limited Ranch Horse Rail 7. Open Ranch Horse Rail 8. Stock Horse Halter (W/T, Novice, Open) 9. Non-Stock Horse Halter (W/T, Novice, Open) 10. Ranch Halter 11. W/T Showmanship (E or W) 12. Novice Showmanship (18 & U) (E or W) 13. Open Showmanship (E or W) 14. $100 added Showmanship (E or W) (all shows) 15. SPECIAL CLASS: SHANKLESS SHOWMANSHIP (6/16 SHOW) 16. Leadline (6 & U) & EWD Riders • INTERMISSION — 30 MINUTES • 17. W/T English Equitation 18. Novice (18 & U) English Equitation 19. Open English Equitation 20. $100 Added Jackpot English Equitation (5/26 & 7/14 shows) 21. W/T Hunter Under Saddle 22. Novice (18 & U) Hunter Under Saddle 23. Open Hunter Under Saddle 24. $100 added Jackpot W/T HUS (5/26 & 7/14 shows) 25. $100 added Jackpot Hunter Under Saddle (6/16 & 8/11 shows) 26. Generation Gap (**see description)
INTERMISSION • 27. SPECIAL CLASS (5/26, 7/14 & 8/11 shows ONLY) 28. W/T Discipline Rail (E or W) 29. Novice Discipline Rail (18 & U) (E or W)
Open Discipline Rail (E or W) 31. W/T Western Horsemanship
& U) Western
Open Western
Horsemanship 33.
Horsemanship 34. $100 added Jackpot Western Horsemanship (6/16 & 8/11 shows) 35. W/T Western Pleasure 36. Novice (18 & U) Western Pleasure 37. Open Western Pleasure 38. $100 added Jackpot W/T Western Pleasure (6/16 & 8/11 shows) 39. $100
1. W/T (18 & U) Keyhole 2. Youth (18 & U) Keyhole 3. Adult Keyhole 4. W/T (18 & U) Stakes 5. Youth (18 & U) Stakes 6. Adult Stakes 7. Exhibition Run Poles 8. $100 Added Jackpot Poles 9. W/T (18 & U) Poles 10. Youth (18 & U) Poles 11. Adult Poles 12. W/T (18 & U) Flags 13.Youth (18 & U) Flags 14. Adult Flags 15. Leadline Barrels (FUN CLASS open to all ages) 16. Exhibition Run Barrels 17. $100 Added Jackpot Barrels 18. W/T (18 & U) Barrels 19. Youth (18 & U) Barrels 20. Adult Barrels For More Information Check Our Website: May 26 Bryttanie Zimmerman June 16 Alex DeWitt July 14 Brandy Kemmer August 11 Bridget Brubaker May 31 June 14 July 19 August 16 EAST SHOW RING • 8:00 A.M. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS — CONTESTING SHOW EAST SHOW RING • SHOW STARTS 7 P.M. ** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows Special Daily Prizes for these classes! Youth and Adult classes may be combined if less than 5 entries per class. * * * * * Youth (18 & U) classes are open to any riders (18 & U) in the GHPA Novice or Open Divisions. FREE STALLS! 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. 40. W/T Trail & W/T Ranch Trail (run and judged together) 41. Novice (18 & U) Trail 42. Open Trail 43. Ranch Trail 44. Leadline Trail (Walk only) 45. In-Hand Trail Class (only shown as W/T) PLEASE NOTE: Exhibitors may not enter both Ranch Rail and Western Pleasure with same horse and rider combination. **May not cross-enter Ranch/Stock/Non-Stock Halter with same horse/exhibitor combo. FREE STALLS! DAILY HIGH-POINT AWARDS AT EACH SHOW W/T, NOVICE, OPEN AND RANCH 2 Exhibition runs maximum per horse/rider combination per class. ** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows **

Carlisle Equestrian Center

Judge: Dave Riedel

Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2024 FUN SHOWS

Carlisle Equestrian Center

• 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, Ohio Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds

Lewis Rd. Show Grounds

Judge: Jay Lanzer SUNDAY,

Carlisle Equestrian Center

Lewis Rd. Show Grounds

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.


1. 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.

2. Proper show attire is optional - long pants and boots required. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18 on a horse on the show grounds.

3. Riders may only compete in one division throughout the show. Some classes are also restricted by rider age.

• Leadline: Rider has never shown riding on their own.

• Pre Walk/Trot: Rider has never shown in a class requiring canter. A trainer is allowed in the ring on foot.

Judge: Amber Wise SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Judge: Amber Wise

• Walk/Trot: Rider has never shown in a class requiring canter.

• Open: Rider has cantered (loped) in competition.

• Open riders wishing to school a horse in a lower division must still pay an entry fee and enter with no number so they are not judged.

4. Dogs must be leashed at all times and spectators and participants must follow Metroparks rules.

Proceeds to benefit Angels Haven Horse Rescue to aid in the care and comfort of their rescue horses and to the Cleveland Metroparks for improving the show grounds.

• Cleveland Metroparks, Olmsted Falls Visit

Cleveland 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) not-for-profit volunteer based organization. Shows

for other 2024
For Each Class! CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDED FOR 4 SHOW SERIES FOR EQUITATION CLASSES (2 at Carlisle Equestrian and 2 at Lewis Road) • Qualified Classes are indictated with **
9 a.m. 5 Ribbons Awarded
For More Information or Questions: (440) 781-5060 Check Facebook for weather updates:
Halter Class - all breeds 2. Jr. Showmanship 17 & Under 3. Showmanship 18 & Over 10 Minute Break for Tack Change and Warm Up for Under Saddle Classes 4. Open English Equitation **18 & Over 5. Open English Pleasure 18 & Over 6. Leadline Equitation** English and Western 8 & Under 7. Pre Walk/Trot Equitation** English and Western 8. Open English Equitation** 17 & Under 9. Open English Pleasure 17 & Under 10. Walk/Trot Equitation** English and Western 18 & Over 11. Walk/Trot Pleasure English and Western 18 & Over 12. Walk/Trot Equitation** English and Western 13-17 13. Walk/Trot Pleasure English and Western 13-17 14. Walk/Trot Equitation** English and Western 12 & Under 15. Walk/Trot Pleasure English and Western 12 & Under 16. Open Bareback Equitation** 17. Walk/Trot Bareback Equitation** 18. Walk/Trot Road Hack English and Western (Riders can cross enter) — INTERMISSION — 19. Walk/Trot Generation Gap Riders must have a 10 year age difference; oldest rides first. (Riders can cross enter) 20. Walk/Trot Jackpot Equitation (Riders can cross enter) ($10 entry fee; $100 payout for top 3 riders) 21. Open Western Equitation** 18 & Over 22. Open Western Pleasure 18 & Over 23. Open Western Equitation** 17 & Under 24. Open Western Pleasure 17 & Under 25. Walk/Trot Jack Benny Pleasure 39 and Over (Riders can cross enter) 26. Walk/Trot Musical Sacks (Riders can cross enter) 27. Pre Walk/Trot Keyhole 28. Walk/Trot Keyhole 29. Open Keyhole 30. Pre Walk/Trot Barrel Racing 31. Walk/Trot Barrel Racing 32. Open Barrel Racing 33. Walk/Trot Egg and Spoon (Riders can cross enter) 34. Pre Walk/Trot Pole Bending 35. Walk/Trot Pole Bending 36. Open Pole Bending JACKPOT CLASS SPONSOR: Centerra Country Store CORPORATE SPONSOR: Horsemen’s Corral DRILL TEAM SPONSOR: Creative Embroidery by Design TROPHIES and HIGH POINT RIBBON SPONSOR: Gold Star Awards

National Open Horse Show Association Expands Reach with the Inaugural Fall Festival Horse Show

National Open Horse Show Association (NOHSA) proudly announces the expansion of its lineup of equestrian events with the introduction of the NOHSA Fall Festival Horse Show. Set to take place from Sept. 20 to 22, this exciting addition marks a significant milestone in NOHSA’s mission to promote engagement and opportunities

for competition in the open horse show community.

The NOHSA Fall Festival Horse Show will be hosted at the prestigious World Equestrian Center, located in Ocala, Fla. Known for its state-of-theart facilities and commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for riders and spectators alike, the World

Equestrian Center serves as the perfect backdrop for this inaugural event. “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of the National Open Horse Show Association with the introduction of the NOHSA Fall Festival Horse Show,” said Stephanie Lynn, Executive Director of NOHSA. “This event represents our dedication to fostering camaraderie, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence within the equestrian community. We are excited to partner with the World Equestrian Center to deliver an exceptional experience to a new demographic of riders, trainers, and enthusiasts.”

Participation is open to all open horse show exhibitors who have attended at least one open horse show within the calendar year.

Additionally, the event will offer a variety of amenities and activities, including vendor exhibits, educational seminars, and social gatherings, making it a mustattend for equestrians and spectators alike.

More information on the NOHSA Fall Festival Horse Show will become available soon for interested participants on the NOHSA Facebook page and at

The NOHSA Fall Festival Horse Show will feature a diverse range of classes and disciplines, catering to riders of all ages and skill levels. From hunter/jumper competitions to equitation and pleasure classes, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

For sponsorship opportunities, vendor inquiries, or general questions about the event, contact the NOHSA office at office@ or 847/625-7433.

Stay connected with NOHSA and the Fall Festival Horse Show on social media for the latest news and updates. Facebook: NationalOpenHorseShow/


Western Dressage It’s a Magical Time of Year: Show Season

It’s show season. That magical time of year when equestrians everywhere start to transform their barns into high stakes grooming salons, and their once leisurely rides into meticulously timed rehearsal sessions. It’s like the night before prom, but for months on end and your date is a 1200-pound animal that, quite frankly, has its own ideas about fashion and punctuality.

Preparing for show season is akin to preparing for an epic quest, one that involves less slaying dragons and more braiding manes. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. One minute you’re on top of the world, executing perfect pirouettes and flying changes, the next, you’re staring into the abyss of your tack room wondering if you could just maybe, possibly, crawl inside your saddle bag and take a nap. And the cleaning! Suddenly, every speck of dust becomes your nemesis, and you find yourself having long, philosophical conversations with your horse about the importance of staying clean for more than five minutes. But beyond the chaos, the nerves, and the endless search for that one lost glove, there’s something undeniably thrilling about getting ready for show season. It’s in the way your heart skips a beat when

you think about entering the arena, or how, despite the hard work and occasional tears, you can’t help but feel a surge of pride when you see how far you and your equine partner have come.

Yes, getting ready for show season is a bit like trying to choreograph a ballet in the middle of a tornado, but it’s our tornado, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a time for growth, for pushing boundaries, and for celebrating the incredible bond between horse and rider. So, as we dust off our boots, polish our tack, and start the countdown to our first event, let’s take a moment to laugh at the chaos, lean into the madness, and remember that no matter what happens, we’re in this together, one hoofbeat at a time. Here’s to show season 2024—may it be filled with perfect scores, minimal dirt, and an abundance of those moments that remind us why we do this crazy, beautiful sport. Western Dressage.

Ah, Western Dressage. It’s like the yoga of the equestrian world— all about balance, flow, and that elusive state of zen between rider and horse. But just like my attempts at yoga, where I’m more ‘flailing tree’ than ‘stable tree,’ achieving balance and consistency in Western Dressage can feel like a quest for the Holy Grail. Yet, fear not! Through the magic of creative training techniques, I promise you, we’ll get closer to that sweet spot where everything clicks into place.

The Art of Rhythm and Why Your Horse is a Dancer at Heart

First off, rhythm. Imagine your horse as the Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers of the equine world. They’ve got rhythm in their soul, but sometimes, they need a little help finding the beat. A fantastic exercise to develop rhythm is the ‘Metronome March.’ Set up a series of ground poles spaced evenly apart. Start by walking your horse over them, focusing on maintaining an even pace and stride length. Think of it as teaching your horse to dance to the beat of a metronome— steady, consistent, and graceful. The beauty of this exercise lies in its simplicity. However, don’t be fooled; the challenge comes in keeping that rhythm flawless, which might require a level of patience that would test even a saint.

Self-Carriage and the Quest for Equine Independence

Self-carriage is about your horse learning to carry themselves elegantly, without relying on you to prop them up like a puppet. It’s the equine equivalent of moving out from your parents’ house and realizing you must do your own laundry. A great way to encourage self-carriage is through the ‘Serpentine Swirl.’ Picture this: a series of gentle S-bends across your arena. The goal is to guide your horse through these bends with minimal input, encouraging them to maintain balance and direction independently. It’s a delicate dance of give-andtake, where too much control can stifle their independence, and too little can lead to equine anarchy. But when done correctly, the result is a horse who moves with elegance and grace, carrying both their body and your heart.

The Power of Transitions: From Galloping to Gliding Transitions are the glue that holds rhythm and self-carriage together. They’re like those smooth dance moves that connect one step to the next seamlessly. When it comes to transitions, there are two essential skills to master—the half-halt and the leg yield. The half-halt is a subtle cue that asks your horse to rebalance and shift their weight back onto their hind end. It’s like tapping your partner on the shoulder before leading them into a twirl. The leg yield, on the other hand, involves moving your horse laterally, helping them to engage and reach further underneath themselves, like a graceful glide across the

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dance floor. It’s through these transitions that your horse learns to find their own rhythm and self-carriage, gaining independence as they move effortlessly from galloping to gliding.

Suppleness: Turning Rigidity into Fluidity

Suppleness in a horse is akin to that moment when a stiff, creaky door finally swings open smoothly after a generous application of WD-40. To achieve this transformation, try the ‘Circle of Life’ exercise. This involves riding your horse in varying sizes of circles, gradually increasing and then decreasing the diameter. It’s a test of flexibility, requiring your horse to adjust their stride and bend their body around your leg. The trick is to maintain a consistent rhythm and contact throughout. Be warned, though; this exercise might unearth a stubbornness in your horse you never knew existed, as they try to convince you that turning is optional. Stay strong, and your horse will thank you for it.

Collection: Gathering Up the Reins of Power

Collection is the ultimate display of your horse’s strength and grace, a moment where they seem to gather up their power and poise. For this, the ‘Trot to Triumph’ exercise is your best friend. It involves transitions between different levels of collection within the trot, from working trot to collected trot, and back again. The key is smooth transitions, encouraging your horse to engage their hindquarters and lift their front end, resembling less of a freight train and more of a ballet dancer. The challenge here is not to fall into the trap of confusing speed with collection—a mistake as common as forgetting to turn off the stove. Remember, collection is about controlled power, not just speed.

Consistency: The Glue of Trust

Consistency is the glue that holds everything together in the horse-

human relationship. Horses are creatures of habit, and they thrive on routine. It’s essential to be consistent in your handling, cues, and expectations with your horse. This includes consistency in your riding; maintaining a steady rhythm, contact, and aids will help your horse understand what is expected of them. It’s also crucial to be consistent in your training methods; horses can become confused and lose trust if you switch things up too often. Consistency helps to build trust between you and your horse, making for a stronger partnership.

Communication: The Key to Unlocking Potential

Effective communication is the key to unlocking your horse’s full potential. Just like any other relationship, communication is a twoway street. It involves not only giving clear and consistent cues but also listening and responding to your horse’s feedback. Horses are incredibly perceptive animals, and they can pick up on subtle changes in your body language and energy. It’s crucial to pay attention to your horse’s responses and adjust your communication accordingly. This will help you better understand your horse’s needs, build trust, and ultimately improve your riding.

Patience: A Virtue Worth Practicing

Patience is a virtue that all equestrians should practice regularly. Horses are not machines; they have their own thoughts, feelings, and personalities. It’s important to be patient with them as they learn and understand new things. Rushing your horse or becoming frustrated will only lead to setbacks in training and can even damage the relationship between you and your horse. Take the time to listen to your horse, gradually introduce new concepts, and always reward progress. Remember that every horse learns at their own pace, and patience is key to success.

Understanding the Horse’s Perspective

As humans, we often tend to view things from our own perspective without considering how others may see them. When it comes to training horses, it’s essential to understand things from their perspective. Horses are prey animals, and they naturally respond differently to situations than we do. For example, loud noises or sudden movements can startle them, and they may react by bolting or spooking. By understanding the horse’s perspective, we can better communicate with them and create a safe and trusting environment for both horse and rider.

Expanding Your Horizons

For those thirsty for more knowledge, there’s a treasure trove of resources out there. Eagles Nest Equestrian offers private and semiprivate lessons. We can provide personalized guidance and insights on your dressage journey. And remember, in the grand tapestry of Western Dressage, every stumble, every missed beat, and every moment of triumph is a stitch in the vibrant narrative of your equestrian journey. At Eagles Nest, we’re here to guide you, laugh with you, and occasionally pick hay out of your hair because, well, that’s just what friends do. Check us out at https://www.facebook. com/KelleySBitter/

In closing, remember, Western Dressage is a dance, a partnership, and a never-ending learning process. It’s filled with moments of frustration, punctuated by flashes of brilliance, where everything falls into place, and you move as one. It’s about celebrating those moments, learning from the missteps, and always, always, striving for that next level of harmony.

Now, go forth, brave riders, and may your dressage quest be filled with rhythm, grace, and a touch of humor along the way. After all, if we can’t laugh at ourselves as we tumble out of a pose, are we even really trying?

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JUNE 22 — Wayne County Saddle Club Youth Director Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Cadance, 330-3479955,

JUNE 22 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society “Pink” Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www.

JUNE 22 — MW Pony Pals Buckle Series, Ada War Memorial Park, 401 N. Park Dr., Ada, OH. FMI: groups/579758099642083

JUNE 22 — Pro Bull Riding Event, Buckin Ohio, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205,

JUNE 22 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013

JUNE 22 — Midwest Saddle & Bridle Association Boots & Jeans Show, 25 N. 450 E. Valparaiso, IN. FMI: 219-241-3037

JUNE 22-23 — Mountaineer Open Horse Show Series, JW Ruby Research Farm, 155 WVU Reedsville Farm Drive, Reedsville, WV. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/groups/1347050578733477/ user/100046294882343/

JUNE 23 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041,,

JUNE 23 — Premier Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition, Kal-Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI:

JUNE 23 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI:

JUNE 23 — Roc-N-Horse Stables Show, 1 p.m., 4731 110th Ave., Pullman, MI. FMI: Roxanne Fox, 269-377-4732

JUNE 23 — Clark County Fair & Horse Show, 2 p.m., 5000 Ironworks Rd., Winchester, KY. FMI: Jim Woosley, 859-771-0272

JUNE 26 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JUNE 27 — Tri State Boot & Saddle Club Exhibition & Jackpot (Barrels & Poles), 6 p.m., 14930 Old Lincoln Highway, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: Facebook: Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club

JUNE 28 — Wayne County Saddle Club Friday Night Buckle Series, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330844-4041,

JUNE 28-29 — National Mountain Horse Association Summer Premier, Mercer County Fairgrounds, Harrodsburg, KY. FMI: 270-9383960,

JUNE 28-30 — OH-IO Open Show Series

The Freedom Money Tree Show, Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Ave., Coshocton, OH. FMI: Leighton Wetzel, 740868-9847

JUNE 28-30 — NYRCHA Sanctioned Show, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI:

JUNE 28-30 — Jane Johnson Memorial Open Horse Show, Fulton County Equestrian Center, 1157 W. 3rd St., Rochester, IN. FMI: Roberta Ancil, 765669-0967,, www.

JUNE 29 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Show, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Randi, 330-201-3710,

JUNE 29 — 12th Annual Benefit Open Horse Show in Memory of Kelli Baker, 8:30 a.m., Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Sharon Baker, 330-948-1784

JUNE 29 — NBHA Show 961 N. Main St., Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: www.

JUNE 29 — LuauTrail Show, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, Williamstown, KY. FMI: Amy Lent, 859-536-0287

JUNE 29-30 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society WDAA Show (29th)/Freestyle Palooza (30th), Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: www.

JUNE 29-30 — Cole Cameron Clinic, WinSeek Fallen Pines Equestrian Center, 5022 Everett Hull Rd., Cortland, OH. FMI: 330638-2255,

JUNE 30 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041,,

JUNE 30 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Carlisle Equestrian Center, 13630 Nickle Plate Diagonal Rd., LaGrange, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060,

JUNE 30 — Open Fun Show, 9 a.m., Kentucky Cowtown Arena, Williamstown, KY. FMI: Amy Lent, 859-536-0287

JULY 2024

JULY 3 — Fredericktown Western Saddle Club Wednesday Night Fun Show, 17367 Waterford Rd., Fredericktown, OH. FMI: Sara Hall, 419-566-4783

JULY 5-6 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Series, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. FMI: 740-877-7993,,

JULY 5-7 — Northern Ohio Outlaws Ohio State Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. FMI: www.

JULY 5-7 — Miami County Horse Association 5 Rides To The Prize, Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH. FMI:,

JULY 6 — Preble County OHC Speed & Fun Show Series, 10 a.m., Hueston Woods State Park Horseman’s Camp Arena, Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Becky Clifton, 937-417-4359,

JULY 6 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, 9 a.m., Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie Uffner, 740-877-7993,

JULY 6 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Gary Ruggles, 419-210-6952

JULY 6 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013

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According to the 2023 economic impact study of the U.S. horse industry conducted by the American Horse Council (AHC), Ohio ranks #4 in the country for horse population. As expected, Texas has 749,000 horses followed by California with 477,000 and Florida with 335,000. Ohio has 249,000 which is about 4 percent of the total horse population in the US which is 6.7 million. Quarter horses and Thoroughbred represent the most popular breeds based on registrations. Further, the AHC study examines various sectors for how horses are used: recreation, competition, and racing. Recreation is the largest sector with nearly 10 percent of U.S. households (13 million) engaged in recreation with 87 percent of those riding trails on public lands. As a result of this popular activity, economic benefits are felt by farriers, lesson/instruction providers, stables, veterinarians, trainers,

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Clark County is getting ready for our spring campout. Trail maintenance day is May 4 at 9 a.m. at Buck Creek and the campout is May 17-19. The work at Buck Creek was postponed due to the tornado that came through in February. The crew was needed elsewhere to help with families in need. Polly and Bill Agle were one farm that was severely damaged and our thoughts go out to them at this time.

Anne Hunter, Polly Agle, Bev Nash and myself had an adventure this winter. We drove two rigs and took four horses to Florida for two weeks. It was a first-time riding in Florida for all of us. We rode Ocala National Forest, Seminole Wind State Forest and the Suwannee River area. It was a learning experience for all of us. We took three days to get there and had to figure out where to layover, where to camp when we arrived, where to buy hay and how long to stay at each camp. The trails vary from deep sand and wooded to hard packed sand out in the open to the hippie bridge which was a highlight. There are lots more places to explore and many friends to meet along the way.

Riding season is here and there are lots of opportunities

for riding and camping. Clark County will have a fall campout and we are exploring having an obstacle day in the fall as well.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Buck Creek shelter house. Come ride with Clark County!


Greetings from Clermont County! Spring is definitely in


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trail guides, travel-related expenditures, horse-related equipment, and dude ranches.

OHC volunteers have put in hundreds of hours working on trails and campgrounds this spring to get them ready for trail riding. Many other OHC volunteers are gearing up for competitions, too, whether it be supporting their local 4H clubs, or the county fairs as well as other activities to engage with their community of horse owners. OHC is the state of Ohio’s largest non-profit equine-focused organization that supports all ages of riders, all disciplines of riding, and all breeds of equine. Connect with us at to support Ohio’s equine industry. To learn more about American Horse Council, of which OHC is a member, go to

the air! Several groups have taken advantage of the descent weather and added to their trail miles. Our April meeting was short on attendance, most likely due to the impending thunderstorms/ tornados and the torrential rains in general. I drove home from a trip to Michigan in the torrential downpour.

As we continued to make improvements to our EF trails, several more tie posts have been added to the Harrison Loop, and we are planning to add a mounting block to the area so riders will not need to step up on the seating benches. Just a friendly reminder, if you haul it in, haul it out. Leave the area better than you found it. Recently I found some trash/cans on our trails. This old rider can’t get back on without a mounting block if I get down off my 15H horse.

May Camp and Ride is May 1719. Applegate Horseman Area gate opens around noon on Friday and is free to any OHC members.

Camping is primitive and water is available for the horses. Ride on your own or pair up with a new friend and enjoy our trails.

Watch for any updates and potential work days on our Facebook page. Also; as we are approaching the warmer weather, be aware of ticks! As early as March I have found ticks! I’ve found the best natural repellent is citronella.

Clermont County received a grant from Clermont County Visitors Bureau. We will be making additional improvements to the Applegate Horseman Area in the near future.

As we look forward to our riding season, everyone have a safe camping and riding season.


Hello fellow horseman and woman. I hope you are doing well, sorry I missed last month I got tied up and didn’t realize the date!

In 2025 we are planning a fun obstacle course at CCSP with a weekend campout fundraiser. Stay tuned for details!

Member Abby Fox went to Florida for the winter. I have posted these photos on the Trail Sisters Horse Camping Facebook page also. She stayed pretty

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warm but some of the weather was like our crazy Ohio weather!

Photo one and two is on the trail at Inglis Island, Fla. The trails are beautiful, no challenges of hills but beautifully sandy and great weather. The other photo is the Atlantic Ocean ride at Crescent Beach, St. Augustine Fla. Abby said this was a bucket list thing she has always wanted to do! Spring is trying really hard to get here and riding and camping is coming. I can’t wait to get out on the trails! Remember to go over all your tack for safety, oil and clean, look for loose or broken leather. I always carry zip ties, extra leather pieces and a first aid kit in my pummel bag. Have a great riding season! See you on the trails! Take a kid riding and see the future,


I wish everyone had a safe winter, but spring is here and there is work to do. We at Beaver Creek are going to start in May with improving some of our

muddiest trails with some stone. We are fortunate to have 100 ton donated to us by a local dealer who helps supports our efforts in maintaining the trails at Beaver Creek. My work schedule has changed, and it looks like I will be able to volunteer my time this year in the maintenance of the trails, along with a few other good people. I am really looking forward to this experience, and if anyone else would like to help, please feel free to contact Rick Haldiman at 330/853-4033 for more details.

A point of discussion that is desperately needed at the Beaver Creek horse camp, is the quality of the water coming from the new water well system the state installed four years ago. The water is coming out of the spicket somewhat muddy and hasn’t improved with time. Our horseman’s club has been in contact with the park about this problem for a long time. This well is a great improvement to the park, but the state needs to act on the condition of the water and get a professional to correct the sediment problem in the water. Hopefully we can get this problem corrected this year and make our new water well a great one!

That is all I have to report this month. I hope everyone has a safe spring and please come ride at Beaver Creek.


Riders often complain about dogs off leash, runners who pass without warning and people in general who do not yield to them. It is annoying and sometimes dangerous. But here is another point of view. Recently I was walking on a bridle trail with my dog and saw a group of riders coming toward me. I stopped off to the side of the trail and was ready to smile and say hello. These riders, engaged in loud conversation, rode past me at fast trot, one rider moving sideways barely in control. They never even tried to slow a bit and not one smiled, said hello or even acknowledged my presence. My first reaction was not a good one. How can we as riders expect courtesy from other trail users if we don’t practice it ourselves. So here is my reminder as we start to use trails more this year.

The other user that you pass without a bit of courtesy may be the park director or a major

contributor to the park system you are using. It may be a newspaper reporter who just may write a scathing article about your rudeness. It may foster a feeling of repulsion toward riders in general and may cause other users to be less likely to be courteous to riders in general. The same goes for those who scream at the user who does not understand horses. Many people have never ever seen a live horse. They innocently may run by without a word, thinking calling out may be the wrong thing to do. Or they may have a very well-behaved dog at their side, unleashed despite leash laws, and it does no good to scream at them or even those who have a dog who barks and runs at your horse. A kind word and bit of education is the best answer as is thanking those who have leashed dogs. Don’t take others courtesy for granted. Make friends and that way everyone can enjoy the trails together. Remember we are the minority user. With so much turmoil and anger in the world, it is up to us to try to keep our experiences positive and peaceful. Most of us do that but all of us need to. Trails in Cleveland Metroparks are usually dry enough to ride year-round. There are some saved for better weather such as the grass trail in South Chagrin Reservation from Richmond Road Trailhead at the corner of Hawthorne Parkway and Richmond Road. This trailhead will open around mid-April if the weather cooperates and is a delight to ride despite having several roads to cross that are about a mile apart. This is not a loop trail but you can enjoy the view once again when you turn around as everything will look different. You can ride as far as you like or to the Shelter House Trailhead about nine miles away where you will find a nice restroom, mounting platform, and a picnic table near the edge of the horse trailer area. This will be a good place to eat lunch before your return to the trailhead and is a nice flat ride most of the way. Or if you are adventurous then ride on to the Polo Field another three miles away. You can always plan to drop a trailer or two off there before you ride out and you will have a nice 12 mile ride. If you want to see maps of all trails in this wonderful park, just go to Cleveland Metroparks horseback

riding. This should bring up a list and maps of all the reservations with trails for you to enjoy. Give it a try and please let me know how it works for you.

We love new members who join Cuyahoga County Chapter of OHC. We will welcome you warmly whether you are a new or experienced rider or even if you do not have a horse at this time. We will look out for you on our trail rides and offer our friendship and opportunities to learn more and make great friends. To find out more just go to and click on find a chapter and click on list. Scroll to Cuyahoga and we will be there for you.

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Hello from your friends in Delaware Chapter! It sure has been a fun and action-packed spring for quite a few members of our chapter. For instance, members Mary, Ruth, Donna, Danielle, and Kim enjoyed a memorable horseback riding vacation in beautiful Phoenix, Ariz. Last month, 20 members and guests were treated to a spectacular display of horses and horsemanship during Equine Affaire’s Fantasia. Additionally, our April meeting saw our members welcoming ODNR law enforcement investigator, Mr. Shaun Lentini. His presentation describing his work as a criminal investigator was quite interesting and very informative. Thank you, Shaun!

Our trail maintenance volunteers have been very active this spring as well. Despite some less-thanideal weather conditions, our intrepid volunteers worked just about every Tuesday these past few months.

Hopefully by the time this article goes to publication, our major trail repair project for this year will have been completed. Originally scheduled for April 25, volunteers from IGS Energy will contribute the much-needed manpower for the major overhaul refurbishing of the Long Bridge located along the Maple Glen bridle trail.

Mark your calendars to join us Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. at Kilbourne United Methodist Church when we welcome Delaware County Sheriff’s office Community Relations Deputy Robert Martin. Deputy Martin will share insights into law

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enforcement duties as well as personal safety concerns when trail riding. A short business meeting will follow. Light refreshments will be available.

Time is running out to secure your camping reservations for the upcoming State ride hosted by Greene County chapter at Caesar’s Ford Park, near Xenia, Ohio, June 7-9. This is a brandnew park and the inaugural ride campout at this location. Day riders are welcome. You won’t want to miss it!

Until next month, take time out to slow down and enjoy time with your equine partners.


Greetings from Erie County! It’s May and time to celebrate as we head back to Edison Woods for our monthly meetings. Depending on the weather, meetings will be held at Smokey Road (8111 Smokey Road, Berlin Heights 44814) or Mason Road trailhead (7805 Mason Road, Berlin Heights, 44814) the second Thursday of the month. This allows us to ride before the meeting. I love the longer days and sunshine!

April was a full month of horse activities, from Equine Affaire, Erie Metroparks Earth Day, members banquet at Danny Boys, to meeting up at Oak Openings for a day ride to name a few.

Look in the June edition of the Corral for details and pictures of our high mileage award winners for the year!

Our club will be camping at Reed Road Wranglers for Memorial Day weekend (2427). The following weekend we will be at Mohican, (31-2). You can check in on our OHC Chapter website for up-to-date information. Eric has been doing a great job keeping it current. Life is better on the trail!


March was slow in NW Ohio as far as chapter activities but there was some good riding weather! In spite of the heavy logging and many trail closures, many members were able to get in some good rides in Oak Openings. Alternatively, they rode at Maumee State Forest which was not hugely impacted by logging and closures. Not so much in April though, at least at the beginning of the month. Many days of rain and colder temperatures reminded us all that winter does not give way to spring just because the calendar says so.

Our April 2 chapter meeting was held at Bunkers Bar and Grill. At the meeting, Jack added a new item to the agenda—Show and Tell. Our first presentation was by Michelle and Rod Miller who showed us their civil war era garb and equipment which they use when they participate in civil war re-enactments. Michelle showed us her handmade silk ball gown which she made and wears to the balls. Rod wore the cavalry uniform that he and ‘Mitch’ wear in the cavalry events including weapons: a 54 caliber Spencer carbine (rifle), a 44-caliber muzzle load pistol and a saber (which is not sharpened). It was fascinating to see and to hear about the adventures. They have practice drills in Ionia and will be participating in events in Michigan (Hastings, Jackson and Holland)

and Indiana (South Rockville) this year. Several chapter members expressed interest in going to watch. The events are two days and everything from start to finish is authentic in design to the time period (1864 or prior) including camp! McClellan saddles are used, there are no lead ropes only leather straps and you won’t see a spotted horse but mules are allowed. This is something that Michelle discovered online and thought it looked like fun. They got involved and have been doing it for about a year now.

Starting in May our meetings will be at Reed Road Ranglers in the great outdoors. Our May meeting is planned during our Kentucky Derby party camping weekend, weather permitting of course and we all know how that goes. June should be more exciting with our National Trail Day weenie roast at the Oak Openings Rider Center on June 1 and a couple of camping trips planned. Members are going to Farmlane to ride at Waterloo and to Pleasant Hill Lake Park. Check our website, our Facebook page Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council or our Facebook group Fulton County OHC to see what we’re up to. We also try to keep our page on the OHC state website up to date. Happy trails!


Welcome to May and let us hope that the flowers are blooming bright and beautiful. We had a great 2024 planning meeting in March. Check our monthly newsletter, website, or Facebook page for details on all the events and rides that are upcoming.

Our Geauga parks Thank You cookie drive is scheduled for April and we will have delivered delicious cookie trays to the deserving maintenance personal. This annual event shows our appreciation for the hard work that goes in to keeping our trails safe and picturesque throughout the riding season.

Mark your calendars to attend the Nora Stanton Memorial ride on May 18. Location TBD and will be posted in the newsletter, Facebook page and email. There is a GPD ride on May 19 at Holbrook Hollows and another one on May 30 at Observatory Park. Please check the website for details and registration. “For one to fly, one needs only to take the reins.”—Melissa


Hello, my fellow horsemen! The Greene County chapter is sponsoring the OHC State Ride on June 7-9 at Caesar Ford Park near Xenia! Class A (12 sites total) and primitive campsites (23 total) will be available. Class A sites can be rented for $45 per night and must be reserved through Greene County Parks and Recreation starting at the end of April 2024. Class A sites include paved parking, water, electricity, sewage disposal, tie lines, and bathrooms/showers. Primitive sites can be rented for $15 per night and will have access to the showers/bath house in the main campground area, have access to a large porta-potty, tie lines, water, and a fire ring. The primitive sites are nearby and located at 50 Stringtown Road, Xenia. A shuttle will be available for those who need assistance getting from the campground to the main pavilion. To reserve a primitive site, please contact Cindra Phillips via email at or call 937/736-0698 and leave a message with your name and call-back number. There will be a number of fun activities during this weekend including Saturday dinner (bring a side

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dish or dessert), a silent auction, raffle prizes, a 50/50 split pot, a disc jockey, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a hand-crafted saddle stand. Day use parking is available at the main facility and from New Jasper Station Road. Both lots are free of charge. For more information, please see our Facebook page at “Greene County OHC”.

Greene County Parks and Trails will be installing a plaque on a bench at Caesar Ford Park to thank both our chapter and The Jeremiah Tree organization for all the many hours of maintaining the trails at Caesar Ford Park. The Jeremiah Tree is a Christianbased discipleship house that specializes in helping men with drug and alcohol addiction.


As I mentioned in the last article, we measured all the trails at Salt Fork this winter, as we worked on the trails. Here are the results: White A - eight miles, White B – six miles, Blue – eight miles, Orange – 12 miles, Purple – 12 miles. That’s 46 miles that can be ridden out of horse camp and the miles are calculated as; campto-camp miles. The Red Trail is six miles, making the total main trail miles available: 52 miles. The connector trail miles are as follows: Blue to Purple – 0.4, Green to Purple – 1.6, Yellow on the White A – 0.3, Orange Trail Canyon Bypass – 1.3, Orange Trail Gorge Bypass – 0.4. That brings the Connector Trail miles to 4.0. So, if you rode every mile of trail available to you, you could ride a total of 56 miles at Salt Fork State Park on the Bridle Trails!

Let’s talk about the Red Trail. It’s a day-use only trail and you cannot ride to it from horse camp. You must trailer your horse to the trail and park in the last parking lot at the main Salt Fork Marina. It’s the first left, once you enter the park from US 22. When you enter the parking lot, park all the way to the back of the lot. You will see the mounting block at the trail entrance.

We had to buy 20+ new signs

and posts. As of this writing they have not arrived. If you ride the trails now, you’ll see the correct mileage painted in Orange, on a tree. We are hoping the signs arrive before our annual workday of Saturday, April 27. (By the time you read this, that date will have passed.)

The club is going to the Big South Fork in Tennessee the first week of May. This will make my third trip there! I’m looking forward to seeing my good friend, Ruth Reynolds. Ruth just lives a couple of miles from Honey Creek Horse Camp, where we are staying. I met Ruth on the trail, back in 2010, on my first ride there. We’ve been friends ever since. She’s good people and so is her mule, Billy Ray!

Hope Dee and I see you on the trail!


Welcome sweet month of May! Spring, growth, renewal, and baseball. May does not arrive to Cincinnati until we have the Findlay Market Opening Day parade and Reds Opening Day game!

Leading off, Hamilton County OHC had a grand slam home run ‘Ask the Veterinarian’ program. On first base was lead runner Hamilton County Farm Bureau, who stepped up and financially supported the chili dinner. Busy on second base was Judi Gangloff and team, Cowgirls Who Care, who did both the work of organizing and serving a chili dinner with desserts for the crowd along with setting up and running a dandy pop-up brand name clothing boutique. Third base

had two runners, Dick and Sarah Stuart, who worked the fans and advanced the sale of raffle tickets with lucky Ann Shatto winning the $100 Valley Vet gift certificate. Batting cleanup? Miamitown Equine Veterinary Services. Bringing in three veterinarians, three technicians, and one office manager, Miamitown Equine Veterinary Services stunned the crowd and drove everyone home with their knowledge, fielding questions on: poisonous plants, supplements, fecal water syndrome, Cushing’s disease, Lyme disease, herd behavior, donkeys, rain rot, choke, kissing spine and mares in heat. Winner of the night? The 60 plus people in attendance who unanimously rated the program ‘excellent’ on the survey score card. In another field of excellence, Hamilton County OHC would like to recognize teammate Hailey Alden for her stellar accomplishment in receiving the Gold Certificate of Achievement from the Ohio 4-H Horse Program, her senior year. We tip our caps to you Hailey! For an away game, two Hamilton County OHC team members traveled to Xenia, Ohio, to sell everything from blankets to saddle bags at Warren County OHC’s Great Tack Exchange. A total of $362 was raised for Great Parks Bridle Trail Fund and $50 were raised for Hamilton County OHC. Many thanks to our generous donors and teammates Ann Frederick and Sarah Stuart for making the trip.

Retired pitchers for April wins are seasoned professional Ann Shatto and utility player Ann Frederick. Ann Shatto is having a great season with fresh of wins with March book club’s The Ride of her Life, and pocketing an April win reviewing the book Joey by Jennifer Marshall Bleakley. Supported by an ice cream social sponsored by Cowgirls Who Care, Ann Frederick came out strong with her club meeting speaker debut, ‘Preparing You and Your Horse to Ride in a Parade.’ The batting lineup for May is filled with heavy hitters. Working on a second grand slam, In the batter’s box and on deck, we have two Saturday night Moonlight rides May 11 and June 15 and in the hole, two Memorial Day parades, May 26 and May 27. Waiting in the dugout are club meeting May 2, and a third book club meeting working its way into the game schedule. Rounding third and heading for


home, I close with this: Come join our team! You can find more information about HC-OHC, view our event calendar, and access our membership application link online at, toolbar ‘find chapter’ and then select/ type ‘Hamilton County’ in the search bar.


It’s spring! Did you guess the answer to the March riddle? Well, the answer was seven.

I want to thank the wonderful guest speaker from On Guard Defense, New Plymouth, Ohio, Judi Phelps.

We have a group ride coming up May 17-19 at Stone Church Trails, see you there.

Hocking OHC welcomes our new forest manager Shawn Cramer.

Way to go club riders for all the miles ridden in 2023, 10,371! We have a new member his name is Pepper! Congratulations Jay and Brenda Lehman on your newest addition.


We hope all members are enjoying the May weather. While spring can be a little nippy and wet occasionally, it has to be one of the best times to get out and ride. By now our annual April 6 spring banquet is over. I will not have a list of

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raffle winners until next month but I would like to recognize our local businesses who made generous donations to the raffle. They are Ag Pro of Millersburg, Anderholm Veterinary Clinic of Berlin, Bowmans Harness of Millersburg, Kaycee’s Tack of Fredericksburg, Maysville Harness Shop of Applecreek, Mt. Hope Elevator, New Bedford Elevator, New Bedford Harness and Boot, TMK Farm Service, and Tractor Supply of Millersburg. We thank them again and will do our best to patronize them.

President Vickie Zook, our new secretary Stephanie Yerian, and myself attended the state OHC meeting in Newark, Ohio, on March 9. It was a very informative meeting. Trail miles and hours for each chapter for adults and youth were given. Regional reports were given. A new way of recording and keeping track of volunteer hours was presented. This will allow more recognition of volunteer trail maintenance. A representative for the ODNR spoke on trails in Ohio. State ride dates were given and will be on the OHC website. A speaker on the equine insurance associated membership was also there.

While I took notes, that particular presentation was clear as mud to me. Overall, these meetings are invaluable in that they allow us to share local concerns and news. And unlike doing so digitally, it allows us immediate feedback and contact with real people. Our trail miles as a club in 2023 were 10,846.

Past totals were 2022 10,309; 2021 11,493; 2020 9,554. Club location totals: Mohican 3,214, Malabar 422, Salt Fork 314, and out of state 454. Trail mileage incentives went to the following as a $25 gas gift card. Biggest increase from last year: Anna Porter 387 (2,173 total miles). Rode most places: Bruce Hanna, 11 locations. Bev Hanna and Mike Miller each rode 10 different locations. Drawing recipients (names entered if worked at a work weekend, rode more than the previous year, and turned miles in on time) received a $25 TSC gift card. They were Vickie Zook, Pete Jacobsen, and Bev Hanna. Youth received a $25 gift card to TSC: Most miles was Emilie Olinger and most hours Aubrie Olinger. Congratulations to all and thank you for turning in your mileage.

Many OHC members recently attended services and a wonderful meal in honor of Wayne County member Trudy Schmidt. Trudy was a joy and inspiration to all who knew her. Our hearts go out to her family, her Wayne County Ohio Horseman’s Council family, and all her friends. Trudy was one of the first people in OHC that we camped with and we were very grateful for her welcoming kindness. Trudy was active in many areas and left us an amazing example of what can be accomplished when we put our hearts into reaching our goals.

Holmes County will have a work weekend at Mohican May 17-19. Also we will be at Elkins Creek June 9-13. Send reservations to Elkins and let Vickie know for meal planning. The regional ride hosted by Wayne County will be July 4-7. Happy trails!


Happy trails and greetings from Knox County! Looking back on the month of March, all I can say is good riddance! I hope all OHC members, their families and horses, all across the state came safely through the storms and tornado scares our state experienced. Looking out over my flooded pastures now, I am thankful for nothing worse than that. March certainly did not go out like a lamb.

Our club had two scheduled rides planned in March. A St. Patrick’s day ride on March 17 and an Easter ride March 30. We had 12 members attend the St. Pat’s ride at Malabar Farm dressed in our finest greenery. It was a cool but beautiful, blue skied day that included a stop at a favorite lunch spot, The Blue Fish. Unfortunately, our Easter ride had to be canceled due to the weather but is being rescheduled. I know we are all chomping at the bit (pun intended) for warmer, drier weather ahead and we can have our first club campout at Bark Camp on April 19. So, goodbye March and hello April and spring!

We still meet the third Monday of every month at Donato’s Pizza in Mt. Vernon at 7 p.m.—at least until the weather improves. Come join us at a meeting, an event or ride with us down Ohio’s beautiful trails!


We thank the Chardon Public Library for allowing us to have our March meeting in one of their meeting rooms. We celebrated Rosemary’s birthday with a delicious rose cake brought by Michelle S. Others brought tasty snacks. Michelle S., Rosemary, and Penny P. shared with us what they learned at the OHC State meeting in January. They told of grants available, trail improvements and mounting stations placed in some parks. Barb J. had us working on our riding schedule for trail rides, obstacle practice, and various events. She also spoke of trail clearing at Headwaters Park. We hope to have obstacle training at

Stephanie Yerian, Bev Hanna, and Vickie Zook. Lunch break at Malabar. Finally made it to a St. Patricks Day ride. St. Patricks Day ride at Malabar Farm. Phil and Gaynor take a lunch break on the St. Pats day ride. Thayer Ridge Park Maintainance. Barb M. at North Chagrin. Rosemary at Girdled Road. Chapin Forest

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Chagrin South and at the Geauga Fairgrounds.

Our parade riders want to participate in the Fairport Harbor Parade in July and the Lake County Fair Parade this summer.

Our trail rides will be held at Hidden Lakes Park, Girdled Road Park, Chapin Forest, Penitentiary Glen, North Chagrin and other parks yet to be determined.

Enjoy the journey! Be safe and ride, ride, ride.


Hi gang, we were finally able to get some of our members down to the campground for some winter time cleanup. Roger and I could not make it due to his back surgery so hopefully we can get in on the next one. There were several trees that the forest service had cut down that had to be cut up and the limbs cleaned up. I want to thank Mark for bringing his log splitter as this helped out a lot. I also hear that he makes a mean chili.

We had a club meeting at the Nature Center on April 8. We made our new work day plans and we will be needing lawn mowers and weed eaters this time. When the weather gets a little bit better, we can get started on the outhouse and the tie lines. Check our Facebook page for more details.


Hello everybody. Just wanted to say hi and see if my enthusiasm has spread from me to you. I can’t wait to fully take advantage of the riding season that we have awaited so anxiously. And this month we even have two rides planned for our chapter. I really hope I get to see you there.

The first ride will be at Lobdell, our local Licking County Park in Alexandria on May 18. We should have a great time as always. How could we not when you get to ride with friends, old and new,

and eat fried chicken afterward! I think that’s pretty darn tempting. Also, I hope many of you will be with us on our trip to Amish country to shop for tack and other treasures on May 4. Then we also have a weekend at Malabar State Park planned where Ms. Nancy Strayer will fill us in on the local history of the park. And because it’s so beautiful up there we are staying the weekend. Come and join us. Reservations are on your own at Ride will be on May 31 to June 2. Even when we couldn’t ride, our chapter had some great guest speakers at our meetings that made the time go by faster. Last month we welcomed Dr. Oehrig from Buena Vista Equine Veterinary practice and she was awesome. She educated us about the complexity of the horse’s hoof. Very interesting topic and I think everybody learned something that they had not known before. With all our activities coming up, I hope everyone will join in on the fun. Hope to see you out there with us. Ride on.


Hello horse riders! As they say, April showers bring May flowers and thus this May should be a plentiful year for us in northeast

Ohio. I am excited to share that this month we have several scheduled events that may pique your interest. But first, we’d like to thank Centerra Country Store located in both Grafton and Medina for being an ongoing sponsor of Lorain County Ohio Horse Council’s monthly calendar. I would also like to thank Kathi Green, an equine specialist from the Centerra Co-op who provided us with information on equine nutrition at our March meeting and was very informative.

We had our 2023 trail awards night at our March chapter meeting. The top three riders in the area of most miles ridden are as follows: Men’s first place went to Ron Hoover, second place to Billy Garn and third place to Ric Augustine; women’s first place went to Kelly Denes, second place to Sue Mollica and third place to Holly Thompson and youth first place went to Ava Kenyon, second place to Asher Chaky and third place to Morgan Denes. Our saddle hour’s winner was Deb Hurlburt. Fantastic effort goes to all our top riders and to everyone else who submitted trail miles and/ or saddle hours. Our Lorain County OHC submitted hours totaled 17,654. Our riders rode the greatest number of miles at Carlisle Reservation in Lorain County with 2,390 miles reported. Lorain County OHC top out of state miles reported was at Benezette, Pa., with 922 miles reported. Our Lorain County OHC greatly appreciated the donations from the following businesses that provided gifts for our award ceremony including Tack-N-More in New London, Spencer Feed in Spencer, Equine Massage by Deb Hurlburt and Sacred Memories LLC by Kim Depinet. A big thank you goes to Brenda Lang who spent hours and hours tallying up the miles and hours and submitting the information to the state and also for organizing the trail mile award night. Brenda, we sincerely appreciate your effort.

We had the luck of the Irish for our St. Patrick’s Day ride with many a horse and rider donned in green. Even a leprechaun was among the riders! It was a fun day to be out with our horses. Lorain will be hosting the northeast regional ride/fundraiser at the Carlisle Equestrian Center on May 18. Please come and join us for a day of fun! There is a

$15 registration fee that includes lunch and a poker hand. Tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be sold. Between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. you are able to sign up and draw a poker hand, then ride to gather candy and horse treats. Lunch will be held between 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Cash prizes, door prizes and 50/50 drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. Jim Wallace is the contact for this event.

Our membership meeting will be held Monday, May 20 at the Carlisle Visitor Center, Black River room at 7 p.m. The weekend of May 31-June 2, we will be camping at Salt Fork State Park. Last year we had a great turnout and it was a blast! Be sure to book a site at Contact Jim Wallace for questions. June 7-9, we have a campout at the Harrison Regional Ride at Harrison State Park. Carole Kenyon has details about this weekend ride. Also, on June 8 there is a day ride set for Charlemont starting at 11 a.m. Plan to meet at the London-Eastern Road trailhead. More rides for June will be forthcoming in the next issue of the Corral. Happy trails to all!


May is here! Sun is out, horses are in their summer coats and mud-free, there are no biting insects, and the trails are all manicured and perfect to ride. What world am I in? The best one that I can imagine. In reality, as long as we have our horses to take care of our worries, the world can be pretty darned perfect even if there is mud and bugs. This month I want to focus on two things that both involve safety. First of all, we encourage everyone to put the What3Words app on their phone. This is an app that is satellite-based and has mapped the world into 10 square foot sections. Each section is identified by three words. When

Licking County chapter ride at Dillon Lake. Having fun at the Hot Chocolate ride. Dr Oehrig teaching about the equine hoof. Happy St. Patricks Day.

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you pull up the app and allow it to identify your location, you will see your spot on the map and three words. This is your precise location within your 10 square foot spot. You can take a screen shot or share your location with others, which can be lifesaving if you need emergency help. Bob Kruse, the Deer Creek maintenance supervisor, uses this app to find areas that need service as well as to find people who are lost or in distress. He said that using it is far better than GPS coordinates and that it takes him to the exact location rather than in the general area. All of his employees use this app. We use the app to identify where trail work needs to be done. Emergency services are beginning to use What3Words to quickly dispatch help to 911 callers. You can also save locations to navigate back to them with the imbedded compass. We have shown this at our chapter meetings, and will be practicing using it at subsequent meetings so we all have an additional layer of safety and new skills! Secondly, Deer Creek horse trails are in the best shape ever! Please come ride them, and enjoy the improved trail markings and more open trails. Admittedly, there will always be mud after rains—we are in a dirt, and not sand, area of the state. However, some trails have been rerouted to drier land, and mitigation work is ongoing. We have cleared and opened up the horse campground for better air flow, and there are mounting blocks at each campsite. Water will be run to the campground in the near future (probably fall), and new pit latrines will be added (there is already one). There are wooded trails, some rolling/hilly areas, some flat areas, and nice views of the lake from several of the trails. We always recommend carrying pruners when riding any of the trails in the state because the vegetation that bedevils us is

always growing faster than we can hack it back. See the photos of our horse camp work day in March when we cleaned up the debris left by the fecon that cleared the brush for us. How’s that for bonfire material?

We are geared up for our Gymkhana series to begin monthly, starting in May. It’s a ton of fun to see how horses and riders perform the patterns, whether new to the event or seasoned veterans. Some riders walk the patterns, and some are speed demons. Either way, there is lots of cheering for riders and their mounts.

On a final note, please work to irradicate the Poison Hemlock on the trails and on your property! It is deadly if ingested by mammals, and is the most poisonous plant in North America. It is a biennial, so it forms seeds in its second year, but the seeds will sprout after one to six years in the soil. This is an ongoing problem that is getting to be overwhelming in Ohio. Glyphosate (Roundup) is the best control, and catching it before it gets 12” high is best. Please be on the lookout and be sure to tell park managers where you find it so they can get to work quickly. Thanks to everyone for their work on keeping our Ohio trails in great shape! Enjoy all the time you can spare for your horses.


I hope I’m not preaching to the choir (hey, remember The Choir? They had that hit back in the 60s “And Now It’s Cold Outside”?) but if you haven’t been to one of our meetings lately, you should really come. We’ve scheduled some very interesting speakers. For instance April 3 Lieutenant Andrew Baxter of the Hinckley Fire Department and officer Daisy Stiegelmeyer, a Firemedic addressed the importance of CPR and how to access the scene of an emergency. They demonstrated current CPR methods and AED

equipment. Being able to help in any way when a person is in distress or unconscious may ultimately save a life. Our May 1 speaker is Kenneth Stray, a Park Manager from Hinckley Reservation. We’d love for you to join us!

Well, don’t just stand there, get riding! We are doing something special this year in the way of day rides. The following people are volunteering their time to take riders out for rides of their choice. Whether you are new to the chapter or a longtime member, you can contact one of the following members to set up a time and place to go riding. Not familiar with a trail? Get paired up with our more experienced riders and find a trail you can come to know and enjoy. These wonderful ride leaders are: Amy Neil (amyoneilamy@, Greg Monsanty (, Joyce Tretow (tretowj@hotmail. com), Michelle Crew, to ride at Hinckley Reservation ( michelle_, Molly Eastwood (mollyeastwood@, and Raydeen Ryden ( Many thanks to these members for sharing their love of the trails with others.

We’re so excited we could just, well, ride! It is our second annual State ride with Cuyahoga and Summit chapters! Plans are underway to make this year even better. Over 80 OHC members had a great time last year, so don’t get left out! Be on the lookout for our State ride flyer and save the dates of Sept. 2729. Meet us at the Polo Fields of South Chagrin Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks. You can also visit North Chagrin for more riding opportunities. We hope to have another obstacle ride and other fun activities. And we are looking for volunteers! We need your help with site painting, obstacle ride set-up and

monitors, auction workers, food servers, etc. Contact Rosemary Young at 440/382-7980 or to sign up. Be ready to ride, eat, camp, repeat!

Our first work session of the year involved putting up some signage in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I’ve included a few pictures of the signs that remind visitors how to react when encountering horses on the trail. Our next session is May 11. Come and join us as we ready Cuyahoga Valley National Park trails for another year of great riding. Contact Raydeen Ryden (raysden2@ or 334/663-7361) or Greg Monsanty (330/352-5737 or ( for details on where to meet and time. From our beautiful Cuyahoga Valley,

April 1 was the opening day for the equine trails at the AEP Southeast Recreational Area. Please be mindful that some of the trails are going to be quite muddy especially with the heavy rains expected this spring. Meigs Chapter members are currently working on placing new guide markers on the trails and studying how to re-route some that have deteriorated over the winter thus

Deer Creek cleanup. Lorna Kenyon at Deer Creek. New signs in CVNP. Maureen installs new signs. Meigs new registration kiosk.

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making them more difficult for horses to maintain sure footing. Also, AEP is currently surveying their property’s boundaries. Those borders will be indicated with blue paint so that they can all be noticeably spotted by riders. The trails are also open for hikers but those opting to walk must be alert to sharing the paths with horses. Courtesy and caution are expected for all to enjoy and to be safe.

The registration kiosk only has some finishing touches to be made and hopefully those will have been completed by the time you are reading this article. The small structure will have a sign-up sheet for visitors as well as some posted information about the area and the trails. It is located just to the right on the entrance drive across from the picnic shelter. The data collected about the number of persons utilizing the camp and their activities will be passed along to AEP, the OHC State Org, our state representative and senator, and our Meigs County Commissioners. Hopefully this information can be useful in determining future development and recreation utilization.

Our Youth Ambassadors are busy attending various meetings and events distributing information about the Meigs OHC Chapter and signing up new members. Emma and Anna Setzer were busy helping at the OHC booth at the Equine Affaire where they encouraged new youth members to join. Both are great speakers and always enthusiastic about anything concerning horses.

The tack auction sponsored by Meigs Chapter was not only a successful fundraiser but also, a great social event. Thanks to all the members who helped with setting up the room, organizing food donations, and those who worked the kitchen selling refreshments. Several of our younger members helped present the items to the crowd so that everyone knew exactly what to bid on. A great big thank you to our auctioneer, James Cossin, and his workers who did a

fantastic job keeping everything moving and well organized. This has become an annual event for our chapter and for the Meigs community over the years.

We now have 101 members enrolled in the Meigs Chapter for 2024 and we are only three months into the year. Please contact us via our Facebook page if you are interested in becoming a member of OHC: https://www.facebook. com/groups/ohcmeigschapter

Upcoming events include our first chapter trail ride at the AEP area on May 12 with ride out at 2 p.m. The ride will be followed by our first fun show at 5 p.m. with sign up at 4 p.m. The May chapter meeting will be on May 21 at 7 p.m. at Fox Pizza Den in Pomeroy, Ohio. June 2 is the following trail ride and fun show with the same times as the April ride and fun show. Also, on June 8 is the Make-A-Wish Foundation charity fundraiser at the AEP area with a ride beginning at 10 a.m. with sign up at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at no cost and there is no participation fee, all donations goes directly to Make-A-Wish. The Meigs Chapter absorbs all of the costs for this event and everyone is welcome to participate. This is a great family outing with lots of games, people, and horses. We hope to see you there.


Greetings from Morgan County! Trail riding season is here and we could not be happier. Trail work continues for us at Appalachian Hills Equine Camp (formerly known as AEP, McConnelsville). Don and Vickie Wagner have been working faithfully on the trails all winter. We had a couple of work days where members from other chapters came to help. We really appreciate theirs efforts and dedication so that we all have additional trails to ride.

Opening day will be sometime in May. Check our Facebook page, Morgan County OHC, for updates.

Our membership continues to grow as we invite other equine enthusiasts to join and share in our passion. Don Wagner has signed up several local businesses as associate members. Their information will be posted on the kiosk located in the horse camp. This enables visitors to have information on local restaurants and feed stores.

Our chapter is looking forward to hosting the first official club ride at Appalachian Hills on June 29 and 30. We would like to invite everyone to join us. It will be a great time.

Everyone log those miles!


Riding like the wind has been a bit of a nuance lately...boy has there been wind! March was definitely a kite month as was the first of April. Now we’re ready to hit the trails so hopefully the wind won’t be as strong beneath our wings.

Dr. Lori Davis from the Amanda Animal Hospital was the guest speaker at our April meeting. We asked Dr. Davis to bring us up to date on the EHV outbreak as well as strangles. Discussions of note will be included in next month’s article. For May we have an equine massage therapist who will join us to talk about how she performs massages and the value they have in keeping our friends happy after those long trail rides. Trail work wrapped up in April as the ride schedule kicked in. The former AEP McConnelsville camp should be open for our Memorial Day ride according to Don Wagner who, along with many OHC volunteers, have spent a huge chunk of time clearing trails. Thanks to everyone for their efforts and time! We’re working on putting together a few more special events in conjunction with some of our upcoming campouts. I bought a karaoke machine so this could be interesting or at least entertaining. If there’s enough

interest we will set up a painted rock ride where members will have an opportunity to paint their own rocks to leave on the trail for others to find. This has become a bit of a tradition amongst riders.

We have a few members that are expecting newborn colts and fillies any day now. I hope to get some of those fuzzy photos to share for the next edition.

May will find members traveling to Shawnee, Ill., for a group ride and poof, before you know it, we will be making hay as June nears and camping weekly.

To join in on our fun, attend our next meeting which is always held the second Tuesday of each month at The Pizza Place in New Lexington. Please note we will not be meeting in June or July. Meetings resume in August.

Salutations, I hope you all are getting in some saddle therapy. It’s been a minute since the Pike County chapter checked in on County Lines. We have been as active as the weather has permitted and are looking forward to sunshine and warmer temps. First on the docket is to acknowledge our hard-riding and hard-working members. Our 2023 Member of the Year, for her continued dedication, outstanding service, and fabulous contributions to our potlucks is our secretary, Martha Ewing. The award for the most gaited saddle miles went to Fern Beathard and the non-gaited winner was our new president, Debby Sears. Congratulations ladies, and many thanks for all you do and how you represent our chapter.

Another recent club celebration involved a milestone birthday for lifetime honorary chapter member, Flodene Pippert. It’s not polite to disclose a lady’s age, but let’s just say you’d probably call me a liar if I told you anyway.

We’ve been enjoying having special programs during our meetings. In December we learned about commercial popcorn cultivation from a local farmer, Dan ‘The Popcorn Man’ Cohran, who shared an informative presentation along with some tasty samples. In March, Alyssa Oates, who has a master’s degree in Equine Nutrition, took time out of her very busy schedule of being a high school and college educator, running a boarding and training

Annalyn and Wyatt. Members checking trail map. Work group at Appalachian Hills Equine Camp.

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facility (Halo A Performance Horses), to talk to us about equine nutrition.

Doug and Debby Sears have generously offered up their property for the Pike County Chapter to host a southwest regional club ride June 1416. Painted Hill Ranch, 2113 Auerville Road, Bainbridge, Ohio, is adjacent to the beautiful Pike State Forest trails. Abundant space for primitive camping, along with many other amenities: tie areas (bring your own tie lines) and limited corrals, central campfire area (plenty of firewood) and shelter house, unlimited water, manure disposal, trash dumpster, porta-potty, Wi-Fi, electricity available for phone charging purposes. Generators, portable corrals, and dogs on leashes are all welcome. Trail guides will be available, along with a Saturday night potluck and wiener roast. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Doug or Debby, 740/505-1249.


Preble County would like to thank all who participated in our Good Friday group ride. We had a wonderful turnout. It was good to see so many people enjoying the nice weather and company of each other. We would also like to thank those who participated in our obstacle course and fun show on April 27. July 6 is our 4th of July ride and fun show.

All benefits from the show goes to the trails and upkeep of the horseman’s camp.

We would like to welcome our new members—we are glad to have you apart of the Preble County OHC.

As we move into the summer season we are looking forward to some new events. Keep a look out on our Facebook page. We like to give away prizes at our events. Preble County OHC is proud of our members and all the hard work they have put forth in keeping our trails clear. We are always looking for new members and help on workdays. Our next workday will be May 4 followed by our meeting. If you see areas that need work, please come out and help us. Together we can improve our park.


Hello fellow riders! Spring is here, and I hope everybody has been able to get some good riding in over this last month. Our group has gotten some good rides in at Tar Hollow, Hocking, and Scioto Trails. A few of our members have been able to get to some trail cleanup over at Tar Hollow, and the new bridge has been great to have! Make sure you don’t forget about our poker run on May 25. Ride starts at 10 a.m. Please remember to bring a

side dish so we have enough food for everyone.

We had a meeting on March 30 that started at 10 a.m. and ended at 11:19 a.m. There was a lot discussed, as far as some of our group members meeting with the forestry division and ODNR. Our group members are working extremely hard to get trails cleaned up, new posts/ tie lines installed, and signage updated. Tom and Julie McGuire have been working to get trail maps together and color coded, so trails are easier to follow. Our next meeting will be May 18 at 10 a.m., followed by a work session. Don’t forget to track your miles every time you ride! This brings our chapter up to date with what is happening on our end. Catch you all next month!


Looks like March came in like a lamb and went out like a lion. I can’t remember a wetter, windier start to spring than this year! Still, many of us ventured out between showers to enjoy the beautiful White Star bridle trails (see our pictures in this issue). Guess who is going to be joining our club in maintaining the trails this year? Our local 4-H club is offering their time and talent towards trail maintenance as part of a community service project!

We are so grateful for the extra helping hands!

Speaking of 4-H, we are inviting 4-H groups to come and ride with us at White Star on May 5, ready to ride at 2 p.m. Come hungry, as we will host a potluck afterwards. Did you hear about our Poker Ride that is planned for June 9? If you missed it last year, here’s your chance to ride with members of our club who know the trails by heart. The trails at White Star are barefoot-friendly with sunny, open areas and shaded woods. Many of the trails are wide enough to ride two or three abreast. A silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffle will be available as well. Cost will be $15 per rider with lunch included! Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Welcome to our newest members Debbie Porath and Jenna Encheff. Want to learn how

Fern Beathard, Martha Ewing and Debby Sears. Looking good Flo. Preble County OHC Ross County OHC Between the ears of Luna. Al and Mojo Luna Babe

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you can become a member? We meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Sandusky Township Fire Hall, 2207 Oak Harbor Road, Fremont, Ohio. Come a little early and enjoy some snacks and dessert. We have a terrific group of people to ride with and learn from. I promise you won’t be disappointed. Hope to see you on the trails!

It is good to finally be back. This three-month investment in a replacement hip will hopefully extend my trail riding capabilities for some time to come. When shown my initial x-rays, they just shook their heads and asked horses or motorcycles? It was inevitable. Other club members have also been doctoring or replacing pieces/parts over the past few years. What do you answer when your doctor innocently asks that ominous question, “any falls recently?” After all you are thinking, what constitutes a fall? If your horse trips forward and you just follow along, does that count? Technically they are not looking for you to formulate a creative response, just a simple yes or no. However, the EMS ride might be a dead giveaway. So, from all of us who needed the cheerleading squad that kept us focused, we thank each and every one of you. To my horse Ally, the vacation is over sweetie so plan on seeing a lot more of me. We wish to thank everyone who attended the joint chapters OHC sponsored lecture by Dr. Gary Dominick on The Role of Horses in World Wars. It was such a fantastic turnout for a winter evening event and we even had to find a larger venue to hold it. Our special thanks goes to our presenter who feels a deep commitment to keeping this history alive and relevant as well as the importance of all those who sacrificed so much, our fighting forces and the equines who supported them.

By now the 2024 total eclipse will be history again for centuries. In keeping with the spirit of the day, our favorite OHC equine ambassador appropriately named Sunny was with Molly Eastwood at Richfield Heritage Preserve joining in the celebrations and delighting kids of all ages. Then he is considering another appearance on May 5 at the RHP Goat Derby celebration. Need something to shake up your hum drum trail ride? Ever wanted to solve a Who Done It? Save June 28-30 for your big chance for ‘Murder at the Summer Barn’ at Richfield Heritage Preserve. This is a camping weekend, an opportunity to see what a team effort between OHC and the local citizens did to save this former Girl Scout Camp from development, and attend a great fundraiser. Test your problem solving skills, look for the clues/evidence and decide who the guilty party is. Ride the preserve’s trails on Friday or swing over to Cuyahoga Valley on Sunday while in the neighborhood. Opportunities for camping are limited to 12 because of parking spaces available. Day riders and hikers are welcome to participate on Saturday (limit 40). A potluck dinner Saturday is at 6 p.m. See our flyer for all the details and make a reservation if you wish to camp. Any questions, call Lee Hendrickson at 330/2895670.


A trail ride planning meeting has come and gone without finalization of a potential schedule. Initially,

one of our essential members, Jerry, who has a myriad of inspirational suggestions, was unexpectedly missing during the potluck meeting designated for a planning session. He rather spontaneously journeyed to Kentucky to bid on gaited horse stock, primarily a brood-mare. Unbeknownst to Alice, our Kentucky member, they were both in attendance at the same sale in Mt. Sterling. Jerry offered an accepted bid on a spotted mare, loaded her successfully, and was back on the road bound for Ohio, in a relevantly short period of time. Facebook posts from both attendees recorded the news bulletin. The ironic state of events, which entertained the rest of us, doggedly attempting to plan rides that would suit everyone. Regardless, we have decided to propose the schedule, with the understanding that fundamental changes may occur. There are many opportunities to fill in the gaps each month, with spontaneous rides. However, Coggins tests, vaccinations and health papers may be essential.

MAY 25–27: Beaver Creek State Park

JUNE 9-15: Wrangler Meadow

Campground, Riverton, W. Va.

JULY 25–28: Hocking Hills

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AUG. 10: Local Dover member’s day ride

SEPT. 13-15: Marienville, Pa.

OCT. 3-6: Wrangler Meadow Campground, Riverton, W. Va.

There is discussion pending relating to a June ride at Mt. Rogers, Va. October trip to Shawnee, Ill., and Kentucky ride Erin and Jerry intend to travel to Arkansas in May.

Our Tuscarawas County OHC meets for a dinner meeting monthly. We welcome new members. Call the undersigned for designated location.

Happy trails.

Wow...I never thought I would be in the path of a tornado, but we were hit by an EF2 tornado in March. My horses were uninjured even though they were out in it because all of the stall doors were blown shut by the wind. We also did not suffer any significant structural damage. However, some of our neighbors lost siding, roofs and out buildings. My hay trough, which sits behind my barn, was blown nearly 500 feet and ended up in my neighbor’s yard. It’s a little bent but still useable. The whole experience started me thinking about natural disaster preparedness.

On a calmer note, Jim and I attended the March OHC General Membership Meeting, which was hosted by the Central Region. Good attendance and informative

First ride. Horse War BR ride. Tuscarawas County OHC Tuscarawas County OHC Tornado debris. Hay trough relocated by the tornado.

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as usual. David Lane, ODNR Division of Forestry, was the guest speaker. I think the silent auction table set a record for length and number of items.


I apologize for the lack of an article last month. Luckily there wasn’t a lot going on, but that’s not the case this month. We’ve had several activities since. The bridge I was talking about in a previous article, on the Farmer’s Trace trail, has been completed. There is still a little work to be done on the approaches, but it no longer bows when you walk across it. I have three photos from that project to share this month. I took the close-up of Rick on the tractor; Ramona took the one with the sign in it (where if you look closely, you can see the rest of us just ‘supervising’ in the background as no one could do anything until Rick’s part was finished. The one of the bridge almost finished, I forget who took that one. We’ve actually managed to get most of our work days in, though a few have been rained out. But that’s springtime in Ohio.

Speaking of bridges, the Friends Cemetery Bridge was getting a bit washed out. Tiffany, the Caesar’s Creek Park manager, and her crew filled that in and made it safe again. We may still need to do a little more work, but it’s much better than it was. We can even get the equipment through it now, which really helps. However, you’ll notice that one of the paths has been closed off. I’m sure that will upset some people, as that was frequently the better path for horses. However, Roger and Harold noticed that the bank was really becoming undercut there, so it was safer to close that for the time being, until they could determine if there was a way to make it safe, or re-cut another trail that is safer. So, stay tuned. Our Great Tack Exchange was a big success, though attendance was down slightly. This was likely attributed to it being St. Patrick’s Day, plus having a nearby horse show. We welcome any ideas as to how to improve. I’ll have more on that next month, as well as our Member Appreciation Dinner, which was also a very good time. We again scheduled some Brown Bag Rides this year. They’re on your calendar, hopefully people will attend if possible. I had hoped to attend

a few last year, I’m hoping for better luck this year.


Hello horse friends and neighbors (emphasis on ‘neigh’). It has been a busy spring for us in Washington County, and a bit frustrating! We have a great sawyer crew that keep our trails at Kinderhook open and in good shape. This spring we have had two workdays and have been plagued by breakdowns, flat tires, etc. Fortunately, we did not have a lot of trees down and the Wayne National Crew cleared the ravine section of the short loop for us so we’re ready for opening day. We have also installed a high-tie line at the picnic area. It has been on our to-do list for many years. With permission, we drilled through three trees, and set up two support 6x6 treated posts. It was much more difficult to drill through those live trees than we anticipated! The extinction of the wire to an eye bolt in the ground always seems to cause a tripping hazard. Thus, drilling through established trees the tripping hazard does not exist and the trees will not be affected by the pull of the cable. The drilling of the tree for the eyebolt to attach the cable to will not harm the tree either. Everyone wins! The job is finished, and we are glad the riding season is upon us! We hope this tie-line will get a lot of use this summer. In addition to our usual crew of Darrell McKay, Bill Hoover, Sean Brady, Dennis Dye

and Brent DeWees we were happy to have Don Wagner, OHC trails committee chairman, join us! Due to weather-related concerns our April meeting was postponed so we will give a full report in the next Corral. However, we can tell you we are expecting Nérée Thacker to present a very interesting presentation on saddles, care and repair. Our May meeting will be an awards dinner. Other April events included a shot clinic at the Jacksons, our first ride at Kinderhook. We also joined our sister club Shiloh Trail Riders for a St. Jude ride on May 4 at North Bend State Park in Ellenboro W.Va. Many of our members are part of both groups. With riding season in full swing, the events of the last couple of days have reminded us of the need to be prepared. High winds, tornadoes and major flooding have all occurred in our area and across Ohio. If you were out on the trail, or even in a campground would you be ready to endure such weather? Food, shelter, power are all important at home or in camp. I shudder to think of being in a camp with the high winds and dealing with the safety of horses as well as people! Please plan ahead for the unexpected as you head out this spring and summer. Many of us carry an emergency bag on our horse, maybe we need one for the camper too. I’d like to add a short note to say thank you to all who sent cards, prayers, and well wishes the past few months after my accident. I am blessed to have such wonderful friends and appreciate each and every one of you. I am healing and hopefully will be ready to ride the trails again soon. See you on the trail!


Happy trails to you! The State Forest and Parks were officially opened for riding April 1. A work detail tried to beat the downpour on March 30 by getting a little work in on March 29 at Mohican. Thanks to Tom Bahl, Dave Smalley and Jim Baker who worked on securing the highlines at the day parking out front. It was hard work but they are safer now for everyone’s use. Some camp cleanup was done by Marline Smalley and Sue Baker. Signage was replaced on some carsonite signs and a new sign is in place giving better direction as to where the North and South Blue separate. We are proud to host the 2024

Northeast Regional Ride again this year at Mohican. The dates are July 4-7. Registration is required along with a check for $25. Forms can be obtained from Leigh Litman, our secretary or Marline Smalley, our president. There will be games and door prizes, a hotdog dinner on Friday and a catered dinner by On the Rise BBQ on Saturday night. There will be a silent auction so bring your money or any donations. Come ride Mohican and visit with old friends and make some new ones as well.

By the time this article is in print, our Tuesday rides at Mohican will have started. The first and third Tuesdays have a ride out time of 5 p.m. and the second and fourth Tuesdays have a ride out time of noon. Come join the fun. Riders of all levels are welcome. I will finish on this somber note. As many of you know, our long-time member, friend and treasurer, Trudy Schmidt passed away peacefully in her home in Ashland, Ohio, on March 22. Trudy was a proud member of the Wayne County Chapter of the OHC for years and held the office of treasurer for six years. But more than that, Trudy was a true-life force! She didn’t know a stranger and her contagious laughter could be heard for a half mile on the trails at her beloved Mohican. She loved her family, her husband Dave and horses. She was always the life of the party, the instigator of fun at the camp fire and tireless worker at the Regional Ride and all the club activities. She will be sorely missed by everyone who had the honor and pleasure to know her and call her a friend. Our sympathy goes out to Dave, her husband and side kick on horseback and in camp and to her family. I know I will be listening for her laugh and looking for her trailer every time I pull into Mohican horse camp. Ride on in the eternal sunshine Trudy.

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