Horsemen's Corral November 2021

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

Inside This Issue Best Bedding Options for your Barn ....................................... 20 Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 34 The Cowboy Perserverance Ranch........................................ 48 Don’t Miss Tax Deductions ..................................................... 10 The Last Ride ........................................................................... 6 Nutritional Support for Muscle and Nerve Health ................... 14 Ride In Sync ............................................................................. 8 TrailMeister ............................................................................. 22 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 40

Club News Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 18

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: ........ Bobbie Coalter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Robert Eversole ............................. Lisa Kiley, Dr. Nettie Liburt, Terry Myers, Sarah Vas Guests: .................................................................. Christine Weisgarber NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 12 ............................................................................ DECEMBER 2021 DECEMBER 2021 DEADLINE .................................... NOVEMBER 11, 2021

Central Ohio Saddle Club Association.................................... 28 Colorado Ranger Horse Association ...................................... 29 Dusty Boots Riding Club......................................................... 12 Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Assoc., Inc. ....... 44 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 42 Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 46 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 30 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 24 Mid Ohio Dressage Association.............................................. 46 Mid-Ohio Marauders ............................................................... 26 Northern Ohio Outlaws ........................................................... 26 Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders ................................................. 24 Ohio High School Rodeo Association ..................................... 12

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Ohio Horseman’s Council ....................................................... 50 Ohio Morgan Horse Association ............................................. 15 Ohio Paint Horse Club ............................................................ 16 Ohio Valley Team Penning Association .................................. 16 Ohio Western Horse Association ............................................ 28 Tri-County Trail Association .................................................... 30 Wayne County Saddle Club ................................................... 42 Western Reserve Carriage Association .................................. 18

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November 2021

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

RICHARD E. MILLER Richard E. Miller, age 74, passed away on Sept. 24, 2021. He was born in Canton, Ohio, on Nov. 29, 1946 to the late Norman and Dorothy Miller. He was a graduate of Hoover High School and a proud Vietnam Era Veteran. He was a life-long truck driver; working for many years with Kuntzman Trucking and later retiring from Yellow Freight. He spent his life like John Wayne; a man who had a great influence on his passions. Richard enjoyed raising and showing horses. He was also a judge for the COSCA horse shows. Richard was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle; and he will be dearly missed. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Norma George. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debra Miller; children, John Miller, Heather (Jimmy) Dawson; step-daughter, Megan (Walt) Middleton; grandchildren, Riley, Brianna, Tyler, Grace, McKenna; sister, Cheryl Gomez; nieces, Katie, Gretchen; and beloved cats, Dot and Izzy.

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GARY D. WILSON SR. Gary D. Wilson Sr., age 75, of Celina, Ohio, passed away at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Oct. 16, 2021. He was born June 15, 1946 in Pikeville, Ky., to the late Henry Ottis and Billa (Stratton) Wilson. On May 8, 1965 he married Sally A. (Wilcox) Wilson and she survives at the residence. Other survivors include his children, Larry D. (Anna) Wilson, Tenn., Donald D. (Monica Devine) Wilson, Holland, Mich., and Gary D. (Sheryl) Wilson Jr., Celina; a brother, Hank (Charlene) Wilson, Banner, Ky.; a sister, Sharon (Paul) Goble, Ivel, Ky.; his grandchildren, James, Ethan, Kaylee, Keira, Zeb, Stephen, Samantha and Summer; and two great grandchildren, Westen and Amelia. Gary was a 1964 graduate of Fairview High School in Dayton. He retired after working for many years as an electric lineman. He was a member of Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. He had a love of horses from an early age and that same love stayed with him throughout his whole life. Gary and his wife Sally loved traveling to horse shows together and spending time with their many horse friends. Memorial contributions can be made to The Equestrian Therapy Program, 22532 Bowsher Road, Lima, Ohio 45806.

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November 2021



Ride In Sync

Tips for Developing Respect by Terry Myers


eople who have been to my clinics have heard me ask the question; “Do you like anyone you don’t respect.” The rider’s response is always no. Your horse is just like you. He is not terribly fond of anyone he does not respect. Building a relationship based on respect is very important in the horse/human partnership. If you have ever looked at the dynamics of a horse herd, you will notice that there is always a boss. If you have a herd of mixed sexes, the boss is usually a mare. Just like in real life, the women are usually the real boss, but that’s another story! Back to the herd dynamics, when a horse walks up to the boss horse, the boss may pin their ears and give them that look (kinda like my mom used to do) which sends the other horse packing. If the boss horse’s look is ignored, the invading horse risks getting bitten or kicked. The invading horse does what I did when I was a kid and I saw that look on my mom’s face, I ran! In a horse/human relationship, developing a horse’s respect is a key element in the partnership. The human has to be the leader. Think about when a horse kicks at another horse. That kick comes in at about 35 miles per hour. The horse being kicked probably ignored the evil look and in the horse world there are no please and thank you’s, no asking multiple times. The dominant horse sent a clear message for the other horse to move. When it did not, the dominant horse sends a clear message that you either move or you will get hurt. The dominant horse does not say “pretty please.” Tip #1: Move their feet. If you can control a horse’s feet, you can control the horse, whether you are on the ground or on their back. This is why I like round pen work. You are making the horse move,

turn and stop by using your body position. Just like the boss mare moves toward a horse to make them move, you can make a horse change directions (turning in or out), go faster or slower and stop all by the position and posture of your body. It is known as the approach/retreat method of training, which creates and releases pressure, causing the horse to respond accordingly. With 20 minutes of working a horse in a round pen, most horses will then follow you like a puppy dog. The reason this happens; most horses are like me, they are lazy. The horse says I will stay with you and follow you, as long as I don’t have to go back out and work. In doing this, you have established yourself as the dominate one in the relationship and the horse follows in submission. Tip #2: Ground work for respect. The importance of ground work cannot be overstated. It establishes respect and basic control, making your horse safer to lead and handle. I teach my horses to lead by moving with me, without me putting pressure on the lead rope. Think about it, if you are always pulling back on the lead rope when leading your horse, you horse learns to pull back against the constant pressure. Then you have a situation where it’s hard to tell who is leading whom. By teaching a horse to lead by moving with you instead of ahead of you, they will (usually) respect your space even when nervous or frightened. Tip #3: Never pull with constant pressure. Think about how you lead or ride your horse. Do you have constant pressure on the lead rope or reins? If the answer is yes, I’m willing to bet that your horse pulls back against that pressure. Remember the old saying…it takes two to pull. Instead of constant pressure, work the lead rope or reins with an intermittent pressure so that the horse has nothing on which to brace. Tip #4: Control the movement. When a horse is nervous or fractious, letting them move their feet helps them deal with their nervousness. But they need to move in a way that you are controlling their feet. For example, in my clinics when I have a rider whose horse is nervous and won’t stand still, I tell them to make the horse give their face and walk a small tight circle. When the horse wants to stop, you reward them by releasing all pressure and patting them. If they move without being asked, repeat until they want to stop. This is a little reverse psychology. The horse won’t stand so you make them move by controlling how they move. Next thing you know, the horse says this is too much work and wants to stop. I use a similar technique for a horse that won’t slow down. I push them into the bridle into collected frame, making them work harder than they want to work. Eventually they decide they want to slow down. The idea of slowing down becomes the horse’s idea. It is a good thing to pat and love on a horse, but you still have to be the leader. Horses need a leader. If you aren’t the leader, either the horse will try to assume the leadership role or they will be very fearful and insecure. When you are the leader, the horse will trust in you to take care of them and keep them out of trouble. This results in a horse that will do anything for you. My disclaimer: all horses are different. These techniques work with most horses. If you are having trouble, consult a professional. One final thing to remember…horses don’t make mistakes, people do. If you try to keep this philosophy in the forefront of your mind when working with your horse, you will be a more effective partner. If you have suggestions for future articles, send us a note through our website! 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-In-Sync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www. or on Facebook.



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November 2021



Don’t Miss Tax Deductions Equine Business Owners Keep This List Handy When Preparing to File Your Taxes by Christine Weisgarber


enerally, a deductible expense is ‘ordinary and necessary’ for your type of business. Now is a great time to look at your finances and get any questions answered before the end of the year so you don’t pay more than you have to in taxes. Remember tax planning is something that can be done anytime. For example, if you are turning a good profit maybe purchasing the larger trailer you have wanted would be beneficial because it is deductible and would allow you to reduce your tax liability in the current and future years; however, if you have not had a profitable year for a long time (or ever) you might want to consider the advantages of reporting a profit. Everyone’s situation is different. The list I have provided is not exhaustive in the least so if you have questions about a specific expense, I recommend reaching out to me for clarification. • Legal and Professional Fees: Accountants, lawyers, farriers, veterinarians • Travel Expenses: Lodging, show fees, meals • Leases and Rent: Stalls, barns, land • Taxes: Real estate, employer, filing fees • Bank Fees: Wire fees, maintenance fees


• Labor and Contractors: Stall cleaners, handy-man help, exercise riders • Continuing Education: Lessons, clinics, seminars • Insurance: Liability, property, car/truck/trailer, equipment • Advertising and Marketing: Horsemen’s Corral ad, social media campaigns, signs, website • Feed and Bedding: Supplements, wood chips, hay, grain • Utilities: Cell phone, Internet, electric • Healthcare and Tack: Bridles, bits, fly spray, liniment, vet wrap, medication • Payments and Loans: Loan interest, payment processing fees Christine Weisgarber has been around horses for more than half her life having experience with equine businesses and showing. She is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, member and supporter of the Massillon Saddle Club, and a proud mom of three young children. Her children were the deciding factor in opening her home-based business, Brazen Business Services LLC. Brazen, or brave, is exactly what it takes to start and run a business. She helps business owners navigate business decisions by providing accurate, up to date financial information for a more profitable business without wasted time and stress. Her services are online based with great customer service for bookkeeping and income tax services. For more information visit or call/text 330/474-9984.


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November 2021



Ohio High School Rodeo Association

Join OHSRA for Friendship, Sportmanship and Fun NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Nikki McCarty PRESIDENT, C.E. Taft RODEO SECRETARY, Jennifer Reynolds PHONE, 330-464-4079 FACEBOOK, Ohio High School & Jr High Rodeo Association; WEBSITE,

by Garrett Houin Friendship, sportsmanship, travel, memories, and fun both in and out of the arena—these are just a few of the opportunities available through the Ohio High School Rodeo Association. And all of those could be seen first-hand at our September rodeo at Crazy Woman Arena in Lancaster. After a long day of competition, the contestants kicked back with a Smarty dummy roping jackpot and movie night watching ‘8 Seconds.’ One of the best parts of the rodeo is when everyone can get together to relax, get to know each other, and grow closer as a team.

High school champions for the weekend were Savannah Moran in barrel racing, Megan Morey in pole bending, Tana Drew in goat tying, Dassie Mullet in breakaway roping, Isaiah Tullius in bull riding, Owen Larrick in calf roping, Isaac Miley in steer wrestling and light rifle, Jaxon Watson in trap shooting, and Cooper Smitley and Michael Laughlin in team roping.

Junior high weekend champions were Brooklyn Butzer in barrel racing, Taylor Phillips in pole bending, Madi Corsi in girls goat tying, a tie between Paige Cummings and Madigan Reynolds in the girls breakaway, Madigan Reynolds and Clay Wines in the ribbon roping, Bryson Shriver in the junior bull riding, Clay Wines in the boys breakaway and light rifle, Matt East in the calf roping, Clay Wines and Matt East in the team roping, and Cade Cummings in the boys goat tying. Earlier in the month, our cutters competed in their first cutting competition of the year, with wins going to Tana Drew and Jeffery Carver. And finally, we are excited to report that our Cinch Team ambassadors were announced at the Lancaster rodeo. The

Cinch team are cowboys and cowgirls who follow the Cinch Team’s principles of “Lead, Don’t Follow” and represent our association and Cinch in a respectable and professional manner. This year’s high school Cinch team members are Jeffery Carver, Evan Corzatt, Tana Drew, Garrett Houin, Zoey McBride, and Emma Wyant. Junior high Cinch team representatives are Cade Cummings and Madigan Reynolds. We’ll be introducing each of these members to you in student spotlights over the next year. It’s not too late to join us for our 2021-22 season! For more information, contact President C.E. Taft or Secretary Tyler Stillion (see their contact information above).

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Thank You to Our Sponsors PRESIDENT, Billy Jo Brown 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Rick Wilson TREASURER, Donna Router SECRETARY, Tonya Wilson EMAIL, WEBSITE,

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Nutritional Support for Muscle and Nerve Health by Nettie Liburt, PhD, PAS


ast month, we discussed the difference between natural and synthetic vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol. This month, the discussion will focus on how vitamin E plays a role in supporting muscle and nerve health. Vitamin E is especially important for the support of muscle myopathies, including polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) and exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER), as well as supporting conditions affecting the nervous system, like equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).

How Does Vitamin E Work? Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means that in order for it to be absorbed from the digestive tract, it must be consumed with dietary fat. The fat helps carry vitamin E into the bloodstream and to target tissues, such as muscle and nerve. Cells in the body have a dual outer layer made up of fat. This makes it easy for vitamin E to incorporate itself into cell walls, and its chemical make-up allows vitamin E to ‘scavenge’ free-radicals

and stop the cellular damage they can cause. Think of vitamin E as a kind of magnet that can grab on to and neutralize harmful molecules, preventing them from causing damage to important structures.

How Does This Affect Muscle and Nerve Health? Horses who experience muscle myopathies, such as PSSM, experience cellular damage as a result of the pathology. Similarly, with conditions affecting the nervous system, it is critical to protect the health of nerve cells in effort to minimize damage and degeneration. A supplemental source of natural vitamin E can be a powerful part of the nutrition toolbox to support a horse living with or recovering from these types of conditions.

Other Considerations for Muscle Health To date, there is no cure for PSSM, and the scientific community has only just begun to understand some of the causes (with many still unknown). One thing that is for certain is that proper diet is essential for the management for PSSM. Broadly, the muscle cells of horses with PSSM cannot properly metabolize glycogen (glycogen is form of glucose stored in the muscle for energy). Essentially, the muscle can’t break down glycogen and use it for energy, which can result in painful muscle cramps during stress or exercise. Horses with PSSM can live perfectly productive lives with proper management of diet and exercise. When it comes to diet, horses with PSSM need to maintain a low carbohydrate diet (how low depends on whether the condition is PSSM Type 1 which requires stricter limits, or PSSM Type 2). Forage should be analyzed to determine starch and sugar content and can be soaked to remove some of those carbohydrates if necessary. Additional calories can come from oils, commercial fat supplements, beet pulp and other low-sugar feed sources.

Vitamin E Requirements Most horses require 1-2 IU of vitamin E per kilogram of body weight (1 kg = 2.2 lb), or about 1,000 IU per day for a 1,100-lb/500kg horse. Toxicity has not been reported in horses, but the National Research Council recommends an upper safe limit of 1,000 IU/kg of dry matter fed to the horse (for an average 1,100 lb./500 kg horse, this is approximately 10,000 IU per day, higher than most horses consume, even with supplements). Deficiency of vitamin E can lead to muscular and neurological deficits. Horses suffering from conditions such as vitamin E deficiency, equine motor neuron disease, vitamin E deficient myopathy, equine degenerative myeloencephalopathy or neuroaxonal dystrophy should be supplemented with a natural, water-dispersible form of vitamin E, the most potent form. The goal is to increase 14


November 2021

Ohio Morgan Horse Association

Awards Banquet/Annual Meeting Scheduled for December PRESIDENT, Alyssa Rose VICE PRESIDENT, Elizabeth Thomas SECRETARY, Nancy Rinz TREASURER, Elizabeth Burick WEBSITE,

by Susan Walker Luckily for me, because the deadline for this article fell on a Sunday, I had a reprieve of an extra 24 hours to get it submitted. I already had a lot of jobs I had hoped to accomplish this weekend. And then being a faithful fan of both the OSU Buckeyes and the Cleveland Browns, I wanted to watch or

at least listen to their games on Saturday and Sunday. But the Morgan Grand National began yesterday and all my plans went out the window, while I bingewatched the show courtesy of Richfield Video and the live feed from Oklahoma. Now I find myself pushing the limits of that extra 24 hours. I’m sure it doesn’t come close to the reality of being at the OKC fairgrounds, but it certainly has been entertaining to watch. I’ve seen lots of familiar Ohio faces as spectators in the audience, as trainers/coaches around the in and out gates and as exhibitors in the showrings. I also was impressed by all the beautiful tack room/aisle setups posted on Facebook by many of our club’s

members. And oh, so many beautiful horses! Last year in November the academy tournaments began. I have not been told of the plans for 2021-2022 thus far. After seeing the success of the academy classes at various shows this summer, I am imagining many young academy riders anxiously waiting to get back into the show ring. If you have an active lesson program, are the parent of a budding equestrian or you are one of the riders waiting to resume, I suggest you check the club’s website or Facebook page. This month brings the 12th Annual Superior Morgan Horse Sale in Indiana. Although a ‘show’ of a different color, this is another opportunity to see

many beautiful Morgans strut their stuff. There has been a web feed of the action in past years, so I anticipate the same will be true this year. The action is starting off with a tack sale this year, taking place at 10 a.m. on Friday. I have found the best place to get information on this sale is to go to the Michiana Event Center website. Happy Thanksgiving! MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOV. 19-20: Superior Morgan Horse Sale, Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana, IN. DEC. 4: High Point Awards Banquet/Annual Meeting, The Galaxy, Wadsworth, OH (tentative, watch for confirmation of date.)

Nutritional Support (continued) alpha-tocopherol concentration in the blood and central nervous system as quickly as possible. Last, vitamin E supplements are typically available in either natural or synthetic forms. Natural vitamin E is more bioavailable compared to synthetic (IU= international unit): • 1 IU of natural vitamin E equals 0.67 mg of alpha-tocopherol • 1 IU of synthetic vitamin E equals 0.45 mg of alpha-tocopherol • An additional 34 percent of synthetic vitamin E is needed to equal an equivalent amount of natural vitamin E • Example: 1000 IU of natural vitamin E is roughly equivalent to 1340 IU of synthetic vitamin E • Studies in horses suggest that natural vitamin E has 1.36-2 times more bioactivity in horses compared to synthetic. • If feeding synthetic vitamin E, a little extra may be needed to achieve similar effects of natural

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Wrap-Up A balanced diet plays a critical role in the overall health of every horse. Horses without access to good quality pasture often benefit from supplemental vitamin E, even if the horse consumes good-quality hay and commercial concentrate. Vitamin E plays a lead role in the protection of muscle and nerve cells, especially if there is an underlying pathology. Seek the medical advice of a veterinary professional to assess vitamin E status and any medical diagnosis, as well as the help of an equine nutritionist to ensure an ideal ration is provided. Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager for MARS Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, responsible for formulating and developing new products, research and education of the sales team, our dealers and our customers. Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, BUCKEYE Nutrition has been manufacturing quality products since 1910. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, implementing many programs mandated in human food manufacturing facilities. With the backing of WALTHAM®, a world-leading authority on pet REFERENCES Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Equine Neuromuscular Diagnostic Laboratory. Accessed online at: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Accessed online at: VitaminE-HealthProfessional/

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Ohio Valley Team Penning Association

Last Call for Fall Show PRESIDENT, Tom Reeder VICE PRESIDENT, Amy Lemley SECRETARY, Donna Zang TREASURER, Debra Lyons PHONE, 330/831-7463 EMAIL, Find Us on Facebook

by Amy Lemley What a year we have had, but we still have one more show to go! We are calling our last show ‘Last Call for Fall’. It will be held on Nov. 6 at Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, Ohio. We will have added monies split between the Western Heritage Class and the Open Penning Class, along with High Point buckles sponsored by Garwood Arena given to the

Open, Amateur and Novice High Point winners of the day! If you have never been to Garwood Arena, please check them out. The footing is amazing, and the cows will be fresh. There is also going to be a round robin on Friday night starting at 7 p.m. To enter, please contact Margaret at 330/717-4329. Garwood Arena will be awarding buckles to the top winner rated four and above, and to the top winner rated three and below. You do not have to be a member to participate in the round robin.

We will also be electing our officers and directors for 2022. Please consider taking an office, we have several positions that will be opening up for next year. Please check out our Facebook page for updated points, pictures, sponsorships, flyers and so much more!

Ohio Paint Horse Club

Send in 2022 Membership, OPHC Membership Increased in 2021 PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl SECRETARY, Heather Collins EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Roxann Rohrl Hello to all our horse friends out there in Corral land. Whoo, Whoo 2021 is coming to a close and 2022 is right around the corner. How time flies while having Paint Horse fun! 2021 has been a great year for our Paint Horses. The Ohio Paint Horse Club (OPHC) and the partnered shows with Michigan and Indiana were really amazing; working together to promote the best! The Midwest Connection Series was certainly a big hit with contestants stacking up points towards winning those amazing awards: trophy saddles, Gist buckles, beautiful plaques along with other awards. These will be presented at the Great Zone 8, six judge POR to be held Nov. 12-14 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Put this 16

last show of the season on your calendar. It will be worth coming, visiting and showing those Paint Horses. Judges are Sandy Curl, Kathryn Boggetta, Mark Smith, Teresa Pelton, Brendan Brown, and Tim Abler. Use the Cognito form on the website,, to order your stalls, shavings, and camping for this show or on the APHA Great Zone 8 website. We hope to see you there...come show and congratulate the Midwest Connection winners. This show will be a winner for you! At this time let’s take a minute to congratulate and thank all our exhibitors, volunteers, show managers, scribes, office workers, stall planners, shavings workers, ring stewarts, gate persons, showmanship walkers, judges, parents, family members and horse friends for exhibiting and helping to make our shows the very best of the best this year. Now on to the 2022 show season! OPHC had an OPHC Trail Ride which was open to all horses, on Oct. 15-17 at Van Buren State Park. Always the very best food, fun, campfire and friendships. Remember to join us next year! Check out the Michigan Paint Horse Fall Color Classic. All information is on the Michigan

Paint Horse website. Another great show held at C Bar C in Cloverdale, Ind. Do you have ideas on how the OPHC can provide more shows, help us grow in the future, how can we do things better, how can we provide more for our exhibitors at lower prices or have a new place to show? Please plan on attending the OPHC General Membership Meeting which will be held at the Champions Center on Nov. 20. Amateur Club and Board Meeting will be held in the morning. Lunch is from 12-1 p.m. After lunch at 1 p.m. will be the general membership meeting and election of officers. The meeting is then turned over to our members to give us their ideas for moving forward with plans for the future. Please keep in touch with the OPHC Facebook page and website for more information. OPHC will be electing president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and three directors. Step can make a difference. Come join us on Nov. 20! It is time to start thinking about getting your 2022 OPHC memberships in. Use the Membership Cognito Form on our website or mail in with your check. The form can be printed


off the website. Did you know our membership grew approximately 65-67 percent this year? We must be doing something right! Trust me, we are sure working hard to work on all of our horse activities. Our Youth Club is blazing with our new Youth advisor, Justin Russell. Justin has planned events after each show on Saturday evening. Fun, learning, food, games, tye dying T-shirts, ice cream socials, 50/50 raffles, cute award bags full of goodies for all the lead liners. The Ohio Amateurs have their own shows, with beautiful yearend awards given out at the Annual Awards Banquet. The Solid Paint Breds come from far and near to show at our shows. Why? Fun, points, awards! Come join us in the 2022 show season. I will soon announce the OPHC Annual Awards Banquet. We are looking for a fun place to have this gala event. Do you have any ideas, please let us know them. This event is usually held in the month of February. Always keep that beautiful Paint Horse in your heart. Keep the OPHC always in your thoughts. Stay dealthy, stay well....friends last forever! Saddle up...Happy Trails! November 2021

November 2021



Western Reserve Carriage Association

Swine Creek Reservation Drive PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE,

by Cathy Rhoades Ann Petersen hosted our drive at Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield on Sept. 26. The day was sunny and the perfect fall temperature for driving, and best of all no rain! The gathering at the picnic was a good blend of long time members and many of our new ones. Pam and Curtis Hess, Polly and Ann Petersen, Diana Beardsley, Don and Carm Dalton, Tina Perko joined the driving members at the picnic. The food was delicious as always and I kept going back to sample the delectable grape salad...yummy! Nine turnouts took advantage of the trails and roads throughout the park. The Shipleys,

Profughis, Yosays brought their horses and pony. Surprisingly there were four other mini pony turnouts that joined Jo Ann Murr and myself. The park had beautifully mowed grassy trails in a meadow where asters and goldenrod hosted butterflies and bees. Many of us drove the Sugarbush wagon trail through the woods. It was a wide, lightly graveled path with easy inclines and was delightful. We took two turns around the trail because it was so lovely. Roads through the park connected to county roads and gave drivers the opportunity to lengthen their travel. Amish wagons and carriages were seen on the roads and in the park as they enjoyed fishing, hiking and the serene surroundings. October had two WRCA events. The 17th was a second drive at Howe Meadow in the Cuyahoga National Park. The 24th was our Barn BBQ party with musical entertainment and the last planned event for 2021. In November we will be taking nominations for the Board of Directors. Please consider being a host for an event next year.

Western Reserve Carriage Association. Photo credit: Tina Perko We also welcome new ideas for educational opportunities,

Black Swamp Driving Club

Fall Perfect for Black Swamp Driving Club Activities PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins, Jr. VICE PRESIDENT, Julie Emmons SECRETARY & TREASURER, Susan Murray. WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas Two dozen Black Swamp Driving Club members gathered beside the historic Parker Covered Bridge near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Julie Emmons along with her family hosted the Sept. 18 event. As they arrived, members were greeted by decorations for both fall and Halloween. Tables were set up in the shadow of the old bridge to hold the wide array of food brought for the noon potluck. President Roger Higgins, Jr. called a brief meeting to announce both the annual hayride at Mary Elliott and Linda Spear’s farm near Galion, Ohio, Oct. 24, and the annual banquet which will be held Nov. 13 at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. The theme ‘Down Memory Lane’ has been chosen for the evening and members are invited to bring their best memories of Black Swamp activities to share. Julie Emmons is finding some very interesting door prizes. The day was hot but five turnouts came for the five mile drive on quiet country roads 18

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with part of the route following the Sandusky River. Bringing carriages for the drive were Mary Elliott and Linda Spears, Angie Hohenbrink with Becky Steingass, Jackie and Mike Minges, Dale and Molly Owens, and Mary Thomas. BSDC was well represented at the National Drive held Oct. 5-10 at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, Ind. Enjoying a wide variety of driving opportunities were Mary Elliott and Linda Spear, Angie Hohenbrink, Mike and Jackie Minges, and Mary Thomas. Marked trails ran all around the park, including the areas and obstacles used by the Indiana Combined Drive. For the most part the weather cooperated, pleasant with a few showers to drench the unwary. Three clinicians presented talks or demonstrations and were available for private lessons. A new feature this year was the chance to enjoy a train trip with the Indiana Live Steamers, an organization that has built quite a lot of track around part of the Johnson County Park. Another new challenge was Bingo Cones, and the Driving Derby returned to draw a large number of participants. A swap meet along with the usual parties added to a busy schedule. UPCOMING EVENTS NOV. 13: Annual Banquet. Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, OH. November 2021

November 2021



by Lisa Kiley


s the weather gets cooler and we start pulling out the jackets and sweaters, our horses may be spending more time in the barn. Just like us, they enjoy a cozy space when the winter wind starts to blow and part of that is picking the best bedding to give them a warm, dry place to stand and lay down. Taking the time to evaluate bedding options and make the best decision for your barn and horses will lead to selecting a product that is economical, fits the purpose, and is healthy for your horse. Here are a few things to consider when choosing bedding: Avoid Harmful Woods Safety should come first when it comes to your horses. It is critical to first make sure that you never use types of wood that can cause them harm. Number one on this list is Black Walnut, which can cause laminitis and is extremely toxic to horses, even just standing on a black walnut blend for a few hours can be disastrous for your horse, so it is critical that you avoid it at all costs. Maple, especially Red Maple should also be avoided because it is toxic to your horse if ingested. Also, pay attention to your horse for signs of skin allergy from bedding.

Know Your Source There are several options out there for bulk and loose shavings, which can be an easy and economical way for getting bedding delivery. If you do choose to get bedding that is not sold by the bag, it can be more difficult to know exactly what is in the bedding. Make sure that you have a good relationship with your bedding provider so that you can verify that there are no toxic woods processed at the facility. Also, be on the lookout for foreign materials, or larger wood pieces that could cause harm to your horse. Buying bagged shavings can be a little more pricey, but then the product is quality controlled and you know what you are getting in every bag.

The Importance of Absorbency The absorbency of the bedding you choose will have a great impact on how long lasting it will be, the amount of bedding waste, and odor control. For wood-based products, the biggest factor in determining if the product will be absorbent is if the product is kiln dried. Kilndried bedding provides the most absorbency because it removes moisture from the wood. This keeps the smell of ammonia at bay and will help keep the stall drier. The type of wood can also play a factor in absorbency, white pine is considered top of the line and one of the best options for horses.

Keep Dust Down Dusty bedding is a danger to your horse’s respiratory system and can also be an eye irritant. Dust is typically an issue with lower quality wood blend bedding and exacerbated when this type of wood is small in particle size. When the flake size is larger there is usually less dust. Choosing a high-quality product is less likely to be dusty even if the flake size is smaller. Adding a little water over the product can help keep dust down but can also diminish some of the absorbency. Pelleted products are made to have water added to work as intended so they can expand into a fine particle.

Efficiency for Cleaning Keeping the stall cleaned regularly is the best way to get the best performance out of the bedding style that you choose. If your horse is using their stall daily, they should be cleaned daily. Some styles of bedding are more efficient for cleaning than others. Pelleted bedding, once moisture has been added, breaks down to a fine particle that 20

is very easy to pick through and reduces bedding waste. There are also ‘easy pick’ options that offer a flake style that is smaller, so the horse gets some of the benefit of the loft of a flake while still making it easy to clean through.

Proper Storage Bedding needs to be kept in an area that protects it from the elements, especially moisture. Regardless of whether the bedding is in a bag or delivered a loose bulk, it is a product that is flammable, so housing larger quantities should be done outside of the barn where the horses are kept. If you have space limitations, pellets are a great choice as they take up much less room than flake shavings. A separate area or barn that is flame resistant (such as concrete block) is a great choice and always having a fire extinguisher near bedding is a great idea and no smoking signs posted.

Compost Options If you are composting and eventually spreading the manure out that your horses produce, selecting bedding that is more easily composted can make the process much easier (and quicker) generally the smaller the flake the less you will pull out of the stall. Larger flakes will take longer to break down than pelleted bedding so it can change the time frame needed for compost. Straw pellets, while less absorbent than pine-based pellets, are one of the best at quickly breaking down.

The Role of Stall Mats Stall mats can help provide an extra layer of cushion when stalling on hard surfaces. While bedding is still needed when mats are used, you will be able to use less bedding than if you were using bedding alone as a cushion. Especially in the winter, ground moisture can be an issue in stall flooring. Mats provide a barrier between the ground and the bedding and will also lead to cost savings on your bedding bill. For more information on fitting stall mats, check out the Stall Mat 101 article in the July 2020 issue or find it at www.Cashmans. com in our article archive. Lisa Kiley is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is a proud member of the Cashmans Horse Equipment Team. Cashmans Horse Equipment, located in Delaware, Ohio, has been providing top quality products to the equine and agricultural community for 40 years. They have a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. Cashmans strives to educate customers and provide products that put safety first so you can enjoy more time with the horses you love.


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TrailMeister Trail Meister Saws on the Trail by Robert Eversole


rees happen and they occasionally fall. It’s better to have a saw than to have to turn around. Most often you can step over or ride around fallen limbs and downed trunks. Just as often it’s not safe to do so. When windfall blocks the trail not only is it sometimes not possible to ride around the obstacle, it’s also not a good habit to get into. Riding around a barrier, instead of removing it, leads to many user paths weaving through an area causing further erosion, mud, and other issues. It’s better to clear the trail. You wanted to stretch, and your horse wants a quick break too. Clearing trails is a good practice to foster. You’re helping your fellow trail users and land managers, as well as promoting riders as responsible trail users.

What Type of Saw? There are many types of saws readily available. We’re going to stick with the following manual types. Pocket chainsaws, folding, and fixed blades.

Pocket Chainsaws This handy survival tool consists of chainsaw blades with handles at both ends that allow the operator to cut through branches. Unlike their much heavier battery and gas-powered cousins, a pocket chainsaw weighs less than half a pound and fits in a small case that can easily be carried in your saddlebags.

Folding Saws Folding saws are designed to give you the cutting ability of a fixed blade saw but in a lightweight design that is safe to carry in your saddlebags. Blades of these saws have an aggressive set of teeth that are safely out of harm’s way once folded into the built-in sheath.

Fixed Blade Saws Fixed blade, or rigid handle, saws are heavier and slightly harder to pack than the types previously mentioned. But they work better and are much sturdier. Cutting through downfall is work, why make it any harder? A fixed blade saw in a sturdy sheath will ride nearly unnoticed under your riding saddle’s fenders.

How Big? Size matters. Yes, it does. The largest cut you can make with a saw depends on the length of the blade. For an efficient cutting action, you want plenty of travel on each stroke. In theory, an 18” blade can get through a 17” log but you’ll be making plenty of tiny pushpull movements and it’s going to take forever. As a guide, if you’re looking to cut up to 6” logs then a blade of 10” to 12” is fine. For most of us, your choice between a pocket chainsaw, folding saw, or fixed blade will come down to how often you’re going to use it. Do you want a ‘just in case’ saw or do you want to be prepared for whatever nature throws at you? I don’t know about in your part of the world, but in the Pacific Northwest riders can always find blowdown across the trail and the next time the wind blows there will be even more. I don’t leave the trailhead without a sturdy fixed blade saw. Often it’s ‘Little Joe’ a 20” saddle saw. If I’m going on a longer ride, or pack trip ‘Stella’ my 40” crosscut will ride under my fenders.

What to Look For Whichever type of saw you choose here are a few considerations worth noting: • Sharpness. It doesn’t matter how great the rest of the saw is, if the blade isn’t sharp, you’re going to have a tough time. The best blades not only start sharp but are tempered and coated so they stay sharp. In this aspect, name brands are more than marketing hype. Silky and similar brands all make sharp blades. 22

• Cutting Efficiency. How much wood is removed with each stroke? Cutting efficiency depends on a combination of elements such as blade length, sharpness, and cutting teeth design. Some blades only cut on the pull stroke while others cut on both. • Handle. You want an ergonomic handle design that sits comfortably in the hand, including when you are wearing gloves. • Safety. Sharp saw blades will cut more than wood. Make sure you have a way of keeping the blade safe so it only cuts when you want it to. • Lightweight. You want your saw to be easy to carry but reduced weight sometimes means reduced overall structural integrity. Saws with shorter blades and polymer, rather than metal, handles, and frames may save you a few ounces. • Versatility. Don’t look for a ‘Swiss Army knife’ type solution in a saw. Look for a saw that will cut wood and do it well. • Sharpening/Replacing Blades. Make sure that the saw you buy can be sharpened or uses a blade that can be replaced. The cost of some replacement blades sometimes gets close to the cost of a new saw. Not all saws are equal, so it pays to spend a little extra to buy a wellmade product. The best saw, regardless of type, will have a sharp, quality blade. Look for design elements that will improve the efficiency of your cutting strokes, so you can go through more obstacles with less work. Weight is always a concern but don’t be too quick to discount the benefits of carrying that saw. Some type of saw is a must-have for every serious trail rider. I carry one and everyone that I ride with does so as well. At some point, you’re going to encounter a log, a blowdown, or a tree with branches pointing in every direction that you cannot easily go over or around. By carrying a saw you’ll be able to clear the path and be back on your way in short order. As always for more information on trail riding and horse camping, as well as the world’s largest and most comprehensive guide to horse trails and camps, visit us at Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www. When he’s not speaking with horse and mule riders at events across the US, writing regular feature columns in leading equine publications including the Horsemen’s Corral, Robert can be found riding and packing trail maintenance crews into wilderness areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders

Trail Riding in the Allegheny National Forest by Richard Anderson We managed to get our annual ride in to the Big Elk Lick Horse Camp at Bezette in Pennsylvania and as ususal, the trip was another great trail riding adventure. We have been visiting there for over 12 years and it remains one of our favorite trail riding destinations. Rick and Candy are exceptional hosts and they can be reached at 814/787-4656 for more information and they work very hard to make sure that everyone enjoys their visit. Benezette is in the heart of the Elk County wilderness in the Pennsylvania Wilds, and consists of over two million acres of public land and is home to the largest herd of elk in Northeastern United States. The Elk Country Visitor Center was established in 2010 and is the premier location for experiencing elk in their natural habitat. We have found that the best times to see elk is in the hours near daybreak and in the hours before dark and many times have awakened

to find them roaming around our encampment and in many cases even bugling. Elk were originally hunted to extinction in the late 1800s, when, during the early part of the 1900s a decision was made to bring an elk herd back from the Rocky Mountains to the area to be protected and maintained. This decision formed the background of the current elk herd that roams freely throughout the county and brings in millions of visitors from all over the east for elk viewing. Our favorite trail ride is Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail, a 26 mile loop, in the Moshannon State Forest just a few miles from the Big Elk Lick Horse Camp, and it takes in parts of the abandoned Weedville to St. Mary’s Stage Coach Line. Also along the stage coach line is the ‘Doctor Suisse’ cabin, which was a cabin used built by an old-timer who worked on the stage coach line, and looks very much like it was built by Doctor Susse and is perched high on the side of a mountain. Also, one

Members of our trail riding group in front of the ‘Dr. Seuss’ cabin on the trail named for its colorful and exotic features. of our favorite viewing sites is the Benezette Hotel, where we can order up a pitcher of beer and watch the elk grazing on lawns of the local residents. Horseback riding is only one way to experience the viewing of elk of the area. Bike riders and hikers can also view elk in many locations, especially from Winslow Hill just east of Benezette. Our trip to Elk County in the Pennsylvania Wilds remains one of our top trail riding destinations

Valerie Carlson on board her Tennessee Walker on the trail in the Moshonan wilderness of the Pennsylvania Wilds. and we will certainly be back next year and would recommend it to everyone. As in the past, you are welcome to join us for trail riding in the outback by calling 614/582-3202. And you don’t need a gaited horse to ride with us as we explore the back country of the Midwest. We’re looking for fun.

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

All Wrapped Up with Plenty of Gratitude PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, EMAIL, PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Kristen Humble What a great season for the Michigan Trail Riders Association (MTRA)! After having a short break during the pandemic, it felt so good to be back on the trails again this year.


We hope you were able to join us for at least one of our great 2021 rides (August Family Ride, June Virtual Ride, September Double Cross, October Color Ride and/ or our Fall Virtual Ride). We are really looking forward to a full schedule again next year as well. Some thoughts as we head into the Thanksgiving season: 1. Be grateful for our wonderful trails in the state of Michigan and join us in our efforts to continue to build and maintain equine trails and campgrounds. 2. Be grateful for the fall weather in Michigan. This is the best time of the year for hitting the trails in the beautiful autumn colors.

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3. Be grateful for the relationships we have because of our horses. Think of all the people you know because you own a horse (neighbors, farrier, vet, riding friends, barn owners, Facebook friends, trainers, etc…) 4. Be grateful for the beauty and magnificence of horses. Never forget why you fell in love with them and continue to build relationships with them after all this time. 5. Be grateful for the blessing of each day that you get to throw a leg over the saddle again, and may you never know which ride

will be your last. Thanks for a wonderful season. Please consider joining our club and supporting the Michigan Trail Riders Association. We ask members to renew their memberships between Jan. 1 and March 1 if possible to get the most out of their membership. Our next event will be our annual banquet in the spring. Join us on our rides, there’s so much to be excited about in the MTRA. Check out our website at and our Facebook pages to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on!


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Mid-Ohio Marauders

Mid West Regional Championship and Eastern US Championship PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Steve Keech The Marauders hosted the Mid West Regional Championship in September. Together with a lot of volunteers and support from the regional clubs it was a tremendous weekend. We had shooters from all over the country including Montana, Texas, and Florida, just to name a few. Congratulations to all the competitors, especially the class winners, and top cowgirls and cowboys. THE MID WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS OPEN WRANGLER, Nicholas Hall


A special thank you to all our Buckle Sponsors. CLASS BUCKLE WINNERS L1 Kelsey Gibson, M1 Corey Barger; L2 Kennedy Gollin, M2 Chris Himes,

L3 Alex Sexton, M3 Carson Feikert, L4 Mallory McDonald, M4 Ezra Yoder, L5 Ellie Walters, M5 Tyler Vrh, L6 Jessica Amos, M6 Rodney Greene, SL1 Pam Lillie, SM1 Bob Gornichec, SL2 Sally Dennison, SM2 Vern Shaw, SL3 Lola Goodson, SM3 Dale Goebel, SL4 Jan Corum, SM4 Kyle Kisse, SL5 Tammy Martin, SM5 Todd Woulms, SL6 Marcy Luttrell, SM6 Mark Tice.

We also celebrated Kyle Kisse move up from SM4 to SM5. Check out social media for video footage. Vern Shaw was the Eastern US SM2 CMSA Champion in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Congratulations Vernon!

Vernon Shaw We are very excited, and the club worked very hard to make sure we had an outstanding AAQH Congress Shootout on Oct. 24. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for all your hard work so far and in the future. As always, if you are interested in joining the Mid-Ohio Marauders, the central Ohio club for CMSA, please visit us at or on Facebook at Mid-Ohio Marauders. Also please follow The Marauders in the Corral, on Facebook and on our webpage for future new shooter clinic dates.

Northern Ohio Outlaws

Cowboy Rides Away 1 and 2 PRESIDENT, Craig Limbach VICE PRESIDENT, Bill Hummell SECRETARY, Jessica Soehnlen TREASURER, Susie Wise PHONE, 330/828-0423 EMAIL, northernohiooutlawsinfo@ WEBSITE,

Our October shoot,Cowboy Rides Away 1 and 2 held Oct. 9-10 was a fabulous weekend to end our 2021 shooting season. The weather couldn’t have been better. It was cool, the sun was shining and everyone, including the horses were ready for some running and gunning. We began our Cowboy Rides Away shoot on Saturday with opening ceremonies honoring John Varga. It was touching to see his family carrying the American flag as a tribute to him. We have lost so many from this pandemic and we have other CMSA family members who are currently battling this dreadful disease. Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected. 26

Saturday evening the Outlaws honored Kathy Zadra with a placque and an Honorary Lifetime Membership with the Northern Ohio Outlaws. She is such an intricate member of our family and is always there to help. We had a terrific time at the awards ceremony celebrating many qualified wins and move ups. Following the awards the kids did a little trick or treating in their costumes and some of the ‘older kids’ got in on the costumes as well. The evening culminated with the Calcutta Dog races and games for the kids and adults a like. Many thanks to Pam and Al for all that they do with the dog races, lots of fun!

COWBOY RIDES AWAY #1 L1 Alexis Newcomer - QW; L2 Dora Psiakis - QW ladies limited DW; L3 Kierstan Fritsch L4 Kayla Lightfield QW Move up & ladies express; L5 Ellie Walters - QW ladies master DW; L6 Janessa Hill. M1 Corey Barger - QW; M2 David Ringer - QW move & limited DW; M3 Cole Caster - QW; M4 Drew Wallace express DW; M5 Matt Miler; M6 Paul Treas - master DW. SL1 Rhonda Hamilton SL limited DW; SL2 Diana Bernhardt; SL3 Dawn Wojtowicz; SL4 Cindy Hefty - QW move up & SL express DW; SL5 Tammy Angeletti SL masters DW.

SM1 James Higgins, SM2 Brian Hric SM limited DW; SM3 Steven Roy; SM4 Robert Koniak - SM express DW; SM5 John St. Clair; SM6 Tony Ruper - SM master DW. WRL: Lily Tres; WRO: Caleb Heald Overall Cowboy & Overall: Paul Tres Reserve Cowboy: Tony Ruper Overall Cowgirl: Ellie Walters Reserve Cowgirl: Kayla Lightfield COWBOY RIDES AWAY #2 L1 Kelsey Gibson - QW ladies limited DW; L2 Dora Psiakis - QW; L3 Kierstan Fritsch ladies express DW; L4 Carisa Wise - QW; L5 Cara Penley; L6 Janessa Hill ladies masters DW. M1 Michael Sheets - QW move up; M2 Christopher Himes limited DW; M3 Craig Limbach - QW; M4 Jared Limbach express DW; M5 Matt Miller; M6 Jared Penley master DW. SL1 Rhonda Hamilton; SL2 Jennifer Roy SL limited DW; SL3 Dawn Wojtowicz; SL4 Sue Wolski; SL5 Tammy Angeletti SL masters DW. SM1 Sylvio Pellegrino SM limited DW;


SM3 William Hummell; SM4 Jim Bussell SM express DW; SM5 John St. Clair; SM6 Tony Ruper SM masters DW. WRL: Georgia Tres; WRO: Caleb Heald Overall Cowboy & Overall: Tony Ruper Reserve Cowboy: Jared Penley Overall Cowgirl: Janessa Hill Reserve Cowgirl: Kierstan Fritsch

This wraps up another successful Northern Ohio Outlaw shooting season. We all will be anxious to start our 2022 season next spring, so keep riding those ponies and we’ll all hunker down for the upcoming changes of the seasons and old man winter. Until next time, Praise the Horse and Pass the Ammunition! November 2021

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Central Ohio Saddle Club Association

70th Annual COSCA Championship Show is a Wrap PRESIDENT, Mandy Dacek VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Zielinski SECRETARY, Debbie Balan TREASURER, Bob Huff EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Mandy Dacek The leaves are changing colors, the Browns and Buckeyes are playing football, and mums and pumpkins decorate our porches. For most that means fall. For horse people, it means championship show season! As I sit down to write this, our 70th Annual COSCA Championship Show is a wrap! Over three days, our exhibitors enjoyed some great weather to show their horses. From Arabians to Appaloosas and Quarter Horses, from leadliners to Jack Benny class exhibitors,

the platinum anniversary of our show was a great show with great horses and even greater people! The best part of the Championship is the awards ceremony on Saturday evening. Congratulations to all our award winners! We will shine the spotlight on our award winners in future issues of the Corral. The 2021 show season had more than its fair share of challenges. But being together again, showing our horses and having lots of fun, made all those challenges worth it. Thank you to everyone who made this show season possible.

70th Annual COSCA Championship show.

Ohio Western Horse Association

Annual Meeting Scheduled for November 20 PRESIDENT, Greg Leidel VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Ranee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Megan Gossard WEBSITE,

The Fall Round Up for 2021 was a great success. We want to give a shout out to our show organizer Laura Gossard for volunteering endless hours to make this show happen, from making the showbill, taking reservations, setting up the office and also running it the whole weekend. A big thank you goes out to all our wonderful volunteers, without their help this show would not have happened, you are so appreciated. We would also like to show our appreciation for our youth advisor. Ashley Haudenshield, who worked tirelessly this year to make sure we had a great team tournament. She would also like to thank her helpers. Following is a list of teams and their placings. 1. Kade Stump, Easton Haudenshield; 2. Maddie Gossard, Weston Haudenshield, Micheala Haudenshield; 3. Maddie Gendeman, Miah Linneeir, Londyn Burley; 4. Ava Gosnell, Shelby


Spradlin, Kinze Spradlin; 5. Rosie Berger, Larkin Felkey, Derek Horstman; 6. Kylee Stevers, Aubrey Dukes, Bella Hooker; 7. Maddie Duvall. Jacob Duvall, Bella Hooker; 8. Taylor Arthur, Laney Ledley; 9. Qoinn Billenstein, Rosie Billenstein; 10. Lauren Mullins, Riley Rudasill, Leah Dible; 11. Jesa Green, Lena Daniels, Merik Daniels; 12. Rylee Wilrath, Hailey Wilrath, Harley Mertz; 13. Shelby Spradlin, Shelby Spradlin, Shelby Spradlin; 14. Taylor Arthur, Kenzie Sprang, Daylin Robinson. HIGH POINT YOUTH LEAD IN PLEASURE: Easton Haudenshield, Hailey Wilrath YOUTH 8 AND UNDER: Michaela Haudenshield YOUTH 9-13 PONY PLEASURE: Laney Ledley YOUTH 9-13 HORSE PLEASURE: Ava Gosnell YOUTH 14-18 PONY PLEASURE: Kade Stump YOUTH 9-13 HORSE PLEASURE: Shelby Spradlin LEAD-IN CONTESTER: Bella Hooker CONTESTER 8 & UNDER: Riley Rudasill CONTESTER 9-13: Maddie Gossard CONTESTER 14-18: Kade Stump

Congratulations to all who took part in the Team Tournament. We are all looking forward to 2022. We drew our monthly 300 Club at our October meeting. Our winner for October is Greg Liedel. We will be drawing monthly through April 2022, so make sure you get your ticket!

The Annual meeting will be held Nov. 20 at the Kenton Moose Lodge. The meal is a taco and salad bar. The cost is $8 for adults, $6 youth 8-18, under 8 are free. The Youth Annual Meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. We will be having our auction and election of Youth officers at the meeting. The Adult Club will


begin their annual meeting at 4 p.m. We will be electing officers at this time. We need items donated for our Silent Auction. This is a great money maker for our club. Any questions or to make reservations contact Ranee, 419/679-0110 or Greg, 419/788-9824. Hope to see all of you there! November 2021

Colorado Ranger Horse Association

48th National Show Results PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato The Colorado Ranger Horse Association’s 48th National Show was held Sept. 18 and 19, in Lock Haven, Pa. Congratulations to all the owners, exhibitors and amazing horses! The 2021 CRHA National Show Performance Champions were as follow: John Morris Most Versatile Horse Award, Straw Lady Leaguer owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell, shown by Madysen Guay and Farrah Guay. Grand Champion Youth Leadline, Farrah Stearns. Grand Champion Youth Walk Trot, Andrew Dietrick. Grand Champion Junior Youth, Eryn Hicks; Reserve Champion Junior Youth, Sophee Hazlet. Grand

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Champion Senior Youth, Ayana Borland; Reserve Champion Senior Youth, Madysen Guay. Grand Champion Gelding, Totally Stylin; Reserve Champion Gelding, KK Zippit Agin. Grand Champion Mare, Straw Lady Leaguer; Reserve Champion Mare, Fit To Be Dazzled. Grand Champion Stallion, PRR Show Me the Cash; Reserve Champion Stallion, PRR A Gentleman’s Legacy. Grand Champion Gymkhana, Straw Lady Leaguer; Reserve Champion Gymkhana, Cashed in My Spots. Grand Champion Pleasure Horse, Straw Lady Leaguer; Reserve Champion Pleasure, Totally Stylin. Grand Champion Adult Walk/Trot, Jacquelin Wronek Reserve Champion Walk/Trot, Farrah Guay. The 2021 CRHA National Show Halter Champions were as follow: Grand Champion Junior Mare, PRR Bea My Guardian Angel owned by Jerry and Toni Lukavich; Reserve Grand Champion Junior Mare, PRR A Touch of Cash owned by Barbara Summerson. Grand Champion Stallion, PRR Show Me the

Cash; Reserve Grand Champion Stallion, PRR Gentleman’s Legacy owned by Barbara Summerson. Grand Champion Gelding, Totally Stylin owned by Erin Worrell; Reserve Grand Champion Gelding, Totally Out Of The Blue owned by Donna and Larry Sorrell. Grand Champion Jr. Stallion, NL Reservations in Reno owned by Nicole Twiss; Reserve Grand Champion Jr. Stallion, NL Myhotchocolatebunzz owned by Ellen Gallager. Grand Champion Mare, First Glance owned by Nicole Twiss; Reserve Grand Champion Mare, This Girlsz All Chrome owned by Bruce Bagnall and Patricia Nanz. Grand Champion Jr. Gelding, NL SoHotiMeltChoclat owned by Karla and Matthew Ellsworth. Congratulations to all the members who participated! As always as special thank you to the CRHA board and officers and the volunteers who helped make the show a success. We look forward


2021 John Morris Most Versatile Horse Award was Straw Lady Leaguer owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell, shown by Madysen and Farrah Guay. to seeing new and returning members at the 49th Colorado Ranger Horse Association National Show! Mark your calendars now, the show will be the Sept. 17 and 18, 2022. Location is to be determined.

Deadline for the December issue is November 10th


Tri-County Trail Association

Tri-Co Closed to Overnight Camping Until April PRESIDENT, Jim Mike VICE PRESIDENT, Leroy Wilson SECRETARY, Amy Crawford TREASURER, Chuck Stephens EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Cindy Krumm As I write this, it saddens me to realize that all of our major weekend events for 2021 are through. Further, by the time you read this article, the camp will be closed to overnight camping until April of 2022. This is a bittersweet time for us. We enjoyed a great spring and summer, filled with events that brought many to our camp—both

new friends and old friends. But we are now into fall in NE Ohio, which is sure to be followed by the cold, ice and snow of winter. We hope you were among the friends that visited our camp for one or more of our event weekends. Regardless, we hope you will include our events in your plans for 2022. I will be sharing the calendar here as soon as it is finalized, so be watching for it in the next month or two. You may still come to our camp and ride our trails but no overnight camping. Please understand that ours are primitive trails that cross private property. The owners of these properties are very generous to allow us to ride through their property. Please respect this generosity by taking into account the condition of the trails before riding and by

not riding when conditions are very wet and your travel across the trails can cause damage. We also ask that you be sure to always stay on the trails. If you are lost or confused, turn around and go back to the last marker and get back on the trails. Please also plan to pack out with you your trash (both while riding and in camp). Also plan to take your manure from camp. We will remove the trash dumpster and manure spreader from camp soon and will not return these until the camp reopens in the spring. Additionally, please be aware that soon, all water except for the hydrant across from the flag pole will be turned off so that we do not have pipes freeze underground. Finally, be advised that our bathroom facilities are

porta-potties and they will also be removed from camp for the winter so plan accordingly! If you are interested in attending our club meetings through the winter, they will be held at the East Sparta Community Center at 9514 Chestnut Avenue SE, East Sparta, Ohio 44626 the first Sunday of each month from October through April at 6 p.m. (except for first Sundays that fall on holiday weekends—in which case the meetings will be held the following Sunday). You are encouraged to visit our Facebook page ( groups/145724365486865) and also, our website,, to stay current with more information about our club and events.

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

2021: A Great Year with Great Turnouts PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis Our Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros 2021 season is now over. We had a great year with great turnouts at each event. We had a lot of fun catching up with all our shooting family and friends and watching everyone runnin’ and gunnin. Our Canadian friends, Mark and Alice Hallink, got to come back while on this side of the border to shoot with us again. It was fantastic seeing them. I want to thank everyone for making our season a successful one and for all the help setting up and tearing down. A big thank you for our wonderful balloon setters: Joe, Bekah and Ethan! We had an incident at our last event that should make all of us think about wearing helmets. At the end of the rundown, Julie Joyner’s horse all of a sudden spooked and unfortunately Julie came off. Her helmet was cracked in the back and the lining inside 30

of the helmet was split. If she would not have had her helmet on she would have had a serious concussion. Thank God she is OK and had that helmet on! I am one that needs to start wearing a helmet that is for sure and after seeing that happen, next year there will be one on my head. Here are our winners at our last event. There were 43 riders and two wranglers on Saturday and 42 riders and two wranglers on Sunday. SATURDAY’S WINNERS OVERALL CHAMPION, Alice Hallink; OVERALL COWBOY, James Chambers; OVERALL COWGIRL, Alice Hallink; OVERALL SR. COWBOY, Ron Kiko; OVERALL SR. COWGIRL, Kelley Forster; RESERVE COWBOY, Christopher Himes; RESERVE COWGIRL, Millie Himes; RESERVE SR. COWBOY, Charlie Brown; RESERVE SR. COWGIRL, Lisa Jones;. M1 Ed Haefner; M2 Christopher Himes; M3 David Spackman; M4 R David Davis; M5 James Chambers; SM1 Sylvio Pellegrino; SM2 Mark Mellington; SM3, Dwayne Joyner; SM4 Rick Workman; SM5 Charlie Brown; SM6 Ron Kiko; L1 Maria Haefner; L2

Jordyn Evans; L3 Jennifer Orosz; L4 Mollie Himes; L6 Alice Hallink; SL2 June Schmidt; SL3 Sue Wolski; SL4 Lisa Jones; SL5 Kelley Forster; Wrangler, Lily Farnsworth, Blayke Myers. SUNDAY WINNERS OVERALL CHAMPION, Ron Kiko; OVERALL COWBOY, David Spackman; OVERALL COWGIRL, Alice Hallink; OVERALL SR. COWBOY, Ron Kiko; OVERALL SR. COWGIRL, Lisa Jones; RESERVE COWBOY, Ed Haefner; RESERVE COWGIRL, Mollie Himes; RESERVE SR. COWBOY, Charlie Brown; RESERVE SR. COWGIRL, Kelley Forster. L1 Tammy Clark; L2 Courtney Herman; L3 Kristin Workman; L4 Mollie Himes; L5 Cara Penley; L6 Alice Hallink; M1 Ed Haefner; M2 Christopher Himes; M3 David Spackman; M4 R. David Davis; M6 Jared Penley; SL2 June Schmidt; SL3 Stacie Tschiegg; SL4 Lisa Jones; SL5 Kelley Forster; SM1 Sylvio Pellegrino; SM2 Mark Maxwell; SM3 Dwayne Joyner; SM4 Rick Workman; SM5 Charlie Brown; SM6 Ron Kiko; Wrangler Lily Farnsworth, Blayke Myers; Rifle, R David Davis; Shotgun, Ron Kiko.

We would like to thank Gage Concessions for their wonderful, tasty food that they have for us at


each event and hope to see them back next year! Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply, where you can get all your pet supplies and everything they need; CMSA; Lonesome Pine Ammo; Uncle Jimmy’s Brand Products, for all your pet treats; Horsemen’s Corral; Stagecoach West; Park Side Trailer Sales and Services, Inc., they have new or used horse trailers or parts or service on the one you have; Siracki Realty, if you are looking for a new house, apartment or need a place to rent; Altmyer’s Trailer Sales in Jefferson, Ohio, looking for new or used horse trailers, cargo trailers, car mate trailers, American Haulers; Rocking C Leather (Ben and Tammy Clark) for all your leather needs and accessories (chaps, chinks, purses, spur straps, etc); Wendy Shaffer, MMCP, Agile Equine Bodywork, Rocks Farm and Garden; and Junction Buick, GMC in Chardon. November 2021

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Corral Calendar The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us, creating a great deal of uncertainty within the horse show industry. It is simply impossible for the Horsemen’s Corral to keep up with event cancellations prior to going to print. Please take care of yourself, your family and your horses. Now more than ever...CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL! DISCLAIMER: The Horsemen’s Corral has made every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided on this calendar of events. However, the information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. The Corral does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained herein. Where possible, event contact information is provided. Please “Call before you haul”. NOVEMBER 2021 NOV. 5-6 — Bureau of Land Management Adoption Event, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: 866468-7826, NOV. 5-6 — Richard Winters Advancing Horsemanship Clinic, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockin’ HB Ranch, 7565 N. St. Rt. 42, Waynesville, OH. FMI: 937-689-9475, NOV. 5-6 — TTC Barrel & Pole Show, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: Dave, 330-720-1832 NOV. 5-7 — Knox County OHC Camping & Riding, Hocking State Forest, Logan, OH. FMI: knoxohc

NOV. 5-7 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: Tom Reeder, 330-831-7463, www.facebook. com/ohiovalleyteampenning NOV. 5-7 — The Rise Above Tour “2021 The Redemption” Finals, WB Ranch, Swanton, OH. FMI: 248-982-6976, goneropingfarm@ NOV. 5-7 — IBRA Ultimate Challenge, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: www. NOV. 6 — Ruggles Arena Speed Show, 1 p.m., 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419-210-7204 NOV. 6 — Brain-Based Horsemanship Clinic with Jennifer Currie, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pure Gold Stables & Equestrian Facility, 3325 St. Rt. 45 S., Salem, OH. FMI: 814746-2664, NOV. 6 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network 5th Annual Equine Conference, Boone County Enrichment Center, 1824 Patrick Dr., Burlington, KY. FMI: www. NOV. 6 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Show, Western Kentucky University L.D. Brown Exposition Center, Bowling Green, KY. FMI: 270-834-9744, NOV. 6 — Wranglers Riding Club Fun Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI:

NOV. 6 — Richmond, KY Open Horse Show, 2 p.m., Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old Irvin Rd., Richmond, KY. FMI: Rachel Ball, 859-200-4282 NOV. 6 — Holiday Craft & Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bay County Fairgrounds Canteen Building, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, MI. FMI: Melissa, 989-415-3735 NOV. 6 — 9th Annual Tack Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tri C/V Performance Horses, 1304 Wheeling Rd., Imlay City, MI. FMI: Stephanie, 810-614-3778 NOV. 6 — 17th Annual Twin Pines Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1748 13th St., Martin, MI. FMI: NOV. 6 — Winter Schooling Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria, 812-878-0216 NOV. 6-7 — Champions Center Open Horse Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, championscenter05@, NOV. 6-7 — Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Bruce, 859-489-4885 NOV. 7 — OHC General Membership Meeting, 10:30 a.m., Franternal Order of Eagles, 127 E. Williams Street (SR36), Delaware, OH. FMI: 614-329-7453, www. NOV. 7 — Mt. McKinley Ranch Fall Fun Show Series, Mt. McKinley Ranch, Flushing, MI. FMI:

NOV. 9 — Fasig-Tipton November Sale, 2400 Newton Pike, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859255-1555, NOV. 9-21 — Kenneland Horses November Breeding Stock Sale, 4201 Versaille Rd., Lexington, KY. FMI: NOV. 11 — Massillon Saddle Club Year End Awards Banquet, Nickajack Farms, 2955 Manchester Ave. NW, North Lawrence, OH. FMI: NOV. 12-14 — Ohio Paint Horse Club Zone Show, Champions Center, 4122 Layboure Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: or find us on Facebook NOV. 12-14 — Waynesburg Barrel Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: Lora, 412-956-3211, NOV. 12-14 — Mini Gulf Equestrian Clinic, Kentucky Cowtown Arena, 210 Wainscott Rd., Williamstown, KY. FMI: www.facebook. com/events/565923401319090 NOV. 13 — Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www. NOV. 13 — Mountain Trail Show, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: Dave, 330720-1832 NOV. 13 — Lexington Winter Tournament, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Julie Kaufman, 859-873-2339

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October 30 November 20 December 11 January 8 February 19 March 19 April 23 May: TBA

October 17 November 14 December 5 January 16 February 13 March 13 April 3 May: TBA

We have Beginner and Open Shows!

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Corral Calendar Continued from page 34 NOV. 13 — National Pole Benders Assoc. Approved Show, Monroe County Saddle Club, 8010 W. Elwren Rd., Bloomington, IN. FMI: Brad Johnson, 812-322-4473 NOV. 13 — Winter Series (NBHA, IBRA, NPBA), 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Sarah Stafford, 304-952-3254 NOV. 13-14 — CVF B Rated Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233, NOV. 13-14 — Youth Rodeo Series, Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce Hanes, 614-595-1850 NOV. 13-14 — YEDA Show, College Fair & Trade Show, Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: www. NOV. 13-14 — The Green & White Fuzzy Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI:, www.msuha. com NOV. 14 — Tri-County Trail Association Thanksgiving Dinner, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, NOV. 14 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// NOV. 14 — How To Show In A Trail Class, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Bar W Equestrian Center, 11535 Old Troy Pike, Saint Paris, OH. FMI: Willie, 937-602-7625 NOV. 14 — Bluegrass Winter Tournament, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Sara Cavill, 859-494-1520

NOV. 14 — 2nd Annual Fall Gaited Celebration Horse Show, 10 a.m., Hartmeyer Stables, Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216, appaloosa_ NOV. 16-18 — Blooded Horse Sale, Champons Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 859-858-4415, www. NOV. 19-20 — Heart of America Registered Haflinger Sale, C Bar C Expo, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Phillip Chup, 217543-2904, NOV. 19-21 — National Pole Benders Assocation Approved Show, Gibson County Fairgrounds, 709 N. Embree St., Princeton, IN. FMI: Tasha, 270-844-2400 NOV. 20 — TNT Coaching Clinic with Terry Myers and Tim Clyne, 2-7 p.m., TC Performance Horses, 10843 KingstonWhisler Rd., Kingston, OH. FMI: Laura Clyne, 740-656-3615, NOV. 20 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// NOV. 20 — Mid-America Sorting Producers, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown-Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, NOV. 20 — Crazy Woman Ranch IBRA Barrel Racing, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd., Lancaster, OH. FMI: 614-595-1850 NOV. 20 — Southern Michigan Fall AllBreed Horse, Pony & Tack Auction, 11 a.m., Moore’s Horse Company, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. FMI: 517-467-7576,

NOV. 20-21 — YEDA Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: NOV. 20-21 — University of Findlay Ranch Horse Team Buckle Series, 14700 State Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: 800-472-9502, NOV. 20-21 — CVF Hunter/Jumper Academy Schooling Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233 NOV. 20-21 — Dressage4Kids Team Program Clinic featuring Olympian Lendon Gray, Dancing Horse Farm, 4080 Weisenberger Road, Lebanon, OH. FMI: jayne@mydhf. com, NOV. 21 — 5th Annual Clermont County Horse Committee Tack Exchange, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Clermont County Fairgrounds Holman Arena, 1000 Locust St., Ownesville, OH. FMI: 513-383-0191, www. NOV. 26-27 — Black Friday Horse Sale (26th @ 12 p.m.) & Special Tack & Miscellaneous Sale (27th @ 10 a.m.), Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-8311720,, NOV. 26-27 — Mid-Ohio Equine Expo, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-600-7696 NOV. 26-28 — Custom Conchos & Tack Black Friday Sale, Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2074 Ashland Road, Mansfield, OH. FMI: www.

NOV. 26-28 — Black Out Barrels, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, NOV. 26-28 — Mid-America Sorting Producer Finals, Champions Center, 4122 Layboure Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Tom Frith, 269-838-1273 NOV. 26-28 — 15th Annual Cowboy Christmas Horse Show & Shopping, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Rochelle, 989-763-3276, NOV. 27 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock Auctioneer, (330) 763-0905, NOV. 27 — 2nd Annual Thank-mas Classic, Rodeo Run Arena, 11641 Alspach Road NW, Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Rockin’ R Ranch Productions, 740-974-1132 NOV. 27 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271,, www. NOV. 27 — 26th Annual Wild Turkey Barrel Face, 12:30 p.m., Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Kelsie, 937-728-9422 NOV. 28 — CVF Dressage Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233 DECEMBER 2021 DEC. 1-5 — IKI AQHA Show, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: 317-771-0854,,

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Ashland Paint and Plain Saddle Club

11TH ANNUAL SWAP MEET JANUARY 29, 2022 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Mozelle Hall and Green Building, Ashland, Ohio ADMISSION FEE: Canned Goods or $2.00 suggested donation

• OVER 100 booths to shop from! • New and Used Tack will be available • Food Booth on grounds

Booth Spots: $25

For more information or to reserve a booth contact: Taylor Rebman (419) 606-5164 call/text or email:



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Featuring the top professional bull riders, bucking bulls and barrel racers from the Great Lakes region.

DECEMBER 17-18, 2021 W 7 PM CHAMPIONS CENTER 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, Ohio


Available November 15 at Stride Out Ranch N’ Rodeo Shop (located in the Champions Center)

HOST HOTEL: COMFORT SUITES, 121 Raydo Circle, Springfield, OH 45506 • (937) 322-0707


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Corral Calendar Continued from page 36 DEC. 2-4 — 2nd Annual Michiana Equine Expo, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Freeman Yoder, 260-593-0284 DEC. 3-4 — Christmas Pony Sale & Toy Sale, Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-8311720, DEC. 4 — Lebanon’s 32nd Annual HorseDrawn Carriage Parde & Festival, Christmas Festival 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Horse-Drawn Carriage Parade 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., downtown Lebanon, OH. FMI: 513-932-1100, www. DEC. 4 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Show, Western Kentucky University L.D. Brown Exposition Center, Bowling Green, KY. FMI: 270-834-9744, DEC. 4 — National Pole Benders Assoc. Approved Show, Monroe County Saddle Club, 8010 W. Elwren Rd., Bloomington, IN. FMI: Brad Johnson, 812-322-4473 DEC. 4 — Winter Series (NBHA, IBRA, NPBA), 5S Arena, 570 Mount Jackson Heights Rd., Athens, WV. FMI: Sarah Stafford, 304-952-3254 DEC. 4 — Oakland County Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Springfield Oaks Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI. FMI: Debbie Morgan, 248-347-3860 x279, DEC. 4-5 — Champions Center Open Horse Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, championscenter05@, DEC. 4-5 — YEDA Show, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI:

DEC. 4-5 — CVF Hunter/Jumper Academy Schooling Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233 DEC. 4-5 — Youth Rodeo Series, Crazy Woman Ranch, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614595-1850 DEC. 4-5 — Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Bruce, 859-489-4885 DEC. 5 — Tri-County Trail Association Christmas Dinner & Elections, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen, 330-323-2834, DEC. 5 — Fulton County OHC 6th Annual Cowboy Christmas Tack Swap, Gift Shopping, & Live Auction, WB Ranch & Arena, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: 419-283-5383, DEC. 5 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// DEC. 8 — Wednesday Barrel Jackpot, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-720-1832 DEC. 9-12 — Chagrin Valley Farms “A” Rated Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233 DEC. 10-11 — Steel Town Gunslingers CMSA Shoot, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 412-401-0113,

DEC. 11 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// DEC. 11 — Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www. DEC. 11 — WS Mountain Trail Series, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: Laura, 724-301-2244 DEC. 11 — Lexington Winter Tournament, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Julie Kaufman, 859-873-2339 DEC. 11 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI:, www. DEC. 11 — Chilled Classic Winter Series 2022, Sundance Arena, 310 Fredonia Rd., Fredonia, PA. FMI: 724-679-0186 DEC. 11-12 — YEDA Show, The University of Findlay, Findlay, OH. FMI: mniese@, DEC. 11-12 — MYRA Rodeo, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI:, www.facebook/ midwestyouthrodeoassociation DEC. 12 — Bluegrass Winter Tournament, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Sara Cavill, 859-494-1520 DEC. 13-14 — “Noel” a Celebration of Christmas, Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: www. DEC. 16-19 — Chagrin Valley Farms “A” Rated Show, Chagrin Valley Farms, Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: Linda, 440-543-7233

Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction

UPCOMING SALES Special sales begin at 10:30 a.m., horses follow. Regular sales begin at 11 a.m.

Followed by Ponies & Horses Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover Street Wooster, Ohio 44691


Saturday, November 27, 2021 8:30 a.m. 12 p.m.

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

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

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

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DEC. 17-18 — Standardbred Trotting Breeder’s Edition Horse Sale, Topeka Livestock Acution, 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. FMI: 260-593-2522,, www. DEC. 17-19 — On The Road Half Baked IBRA Winter Series, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: Dlea, 330-592-5745, www. DEC. 17-19 — Kissmas Juvenile & Open Barrel Race, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Amy Peoples, 812-5950832, DEC. 18-19 — YEDA Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: DEC. 22 — Wednesday Barrel Jackpot, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-720-1832 DEC. 22-23 — Miller Yoder Christmas Horse Sale, Topeka Livestock Auction, 601 E. Lake St., Topeka, IN. FMI: 260-5932522,, www. DEC. 31-JAN. 1 — New Years Eve Horse Sale (31st @ 12 p.m.) & New Years Day Tack & Miscellaneous Sale (1st @ 10 a.m.), Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-8311720,, DEC. 31-JAN. 2 — NYE Sorting, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, garwoodarena@,

Horse Sale Every Friday Tack at 11 a.m. Horses at 2 p.m.


Livestock Sale Every Monday

Hay at Noon Livestock 12:30 p.m. Send consignment information for posting on Facebook to


Consignments due Friday prior November 26 start time 12 p.m. November 27 start time 10 a.m.

DEC. 3

Special Christmas Pony Sale

DEC. 4

Special Toy Sale — Time TBD

DEC. 31 Special New Years Eve Horse Sale, 12 p.m. JAN. 1

New Years Day Tack & Miscellaneous Sale

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View From the Cheap Seats

The Shrew Ain’t Havin’ It by Sarah Vas


ne year’s moons have risen and set since last you heard the tale of our common peasant and the Arabian mare, her nemesis, The Shrew. As memory serves, Princess Dottie had shrugged off the devious insults by The Shrew over the garden walls. But remember! Long before the dear Princess Dottie arrived upon the estate, the common peasant had slowly and carefully eased that spiteful-tempered mare into the aged herd. And how dramatically the village was divided upon the intrusion of this wretched beast unto their peaceful goings about. Entering the quiet company of gentle friends, The Shrew behaved like a cannonball barreling through a town square on Market Day, upsetting every apple cart! But even cantankerous curmudgeons deserve a chance to intermingle.

Suffice it to say that there was only one reasonable arrangement to try if this diabolical witch were released from her lonely chamber yard again into a group of villagers. Princess Dottie and The Shrew eventually took their afternoons amongst only the ladies of the court while all the fine gentlemen would have to remain sequestered beyond the garden wall, a band of bachelors without their fair maidens in reach. It was the only way to keep The Shrew’s onslaught of evil venom against the village herd mates to a minimum. Even so, the elder mare still ran frenzied from occasional advances. Another matronly mare, whom not even this wicked miscreant would cross, lost her closest companion to the gelding gang. And Princess Dottie, well, suffice it to say that while she tolerated the abominable temper

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of our villain, she herself took to occasional pleasures haranguing the quaking elder madam time and again. Even so, a tolerable compromise developed, jousting was minimal, and attention returned to the promise of a fine heir by that rugged Welsh prince from the Sunshine Land. Our common peasant was determined to bring forth a spring foal from this mare with the festering anger. So, at the beginning of the Season of Feasts, the light of a thousand magical stars were shone down on her chambers every evening after the moon had risen above the tree tops, making her boudoir as bright as a midsummer day. All in the stable were given the strictest of Queen’s Orders not to interrupt this tricking of the seasons’ passing upon The Shrew. And in time, the magic daylight spell worked but not without the wretched mare causing a fright to all when she felt the first stirrings in her loins, a cycle well too early to be sensible. She was only ‘slightly uncomfortable’ yet insisted she was near death, telling us all so with her flailing and rolling about as if a sea serpent was tearing her insides to shreds, at least until the common peasant gave her a simple tincture that calmed her pains. Ugh, mares… A fourth gift of the Welsh prince traveled from afar, three before having failed to woo her during the previous Season of Love. And suffice it to say there was the deepest of disappointment and dismay when again, the village medicine woman emerged from her station and admonished the mare for refusing to comply. It seemed hope was dashed once and for all, even as every page of the potion book had been combed and the common peasant had put forth enormous efforts. Alas, the Welsh prince couldn’t convince from The Shrew a bouncing baby halfling. The common peasant could only wish for a foal with the exquisite delicacy of the Arabian mare draped over the musculature and athleticism of a Welsh gentleman. Alas The Shrew had evaded his pursuasions once more. Four times, this


dashing steed had gathered himself and presented The Shrew with his very essence. And four times, despite all appearances of receptive conflagration, The Shrew quietly stood unconcerned of it all when what was yearned for so desperately, she had ensured it just not to be. And so it was decided that perhaps the nasty vixen be no longer welcomed at the court tables and a search began for a village that would tolerate her. Despite total transparency and honest telling of all her history, a kind and willing coachman agreed to take The Shrew under his tutelage, thankfully so! Her wicked nature and stubborn revulsion of all things human did not dissuade or concern him. He and the Lady who’s stables he served were agreeable to taking up her care. Suffice it to say that it was no surprise this witch of a beast, who convinced all that her travels would be fraught with dramatics and theatrics, well… she marched peacefully into the conveyance without pause and traveled without concern or effort. Having given the common peasant almost three full years of only avoidance and suspicion at every interaction, as the slender and statuesque gentleman stepped into her chambers with arms extended in introduction towards her wickedness, her ears pricked forward with excitement. No snarly teeth. No bitter face. No retreating with revulsion from his reach. With batting eyelash, she fairly melted into his arms before secreting one S November 2021

last look of familiar daggers past the gentleman’s shoulder, aimed squarely at the common peasant. And so… The Shrew is gone but not without one parting insult. She has traveled a far way south to the Sunshine Land, to a kingdom which just happens to be a stone’s skip over the marsh from the same handsome and rugged Welsh prince of the Sunshine Land! Imagine if finally stealing a glance at his flowing locks and rippling musculature, here’s hoping The Shrew will be quite displeased with herself. In the erstwhile, Princess Dottie and the original members

of the common peasant’s simple herd have all been peacefully reunited as one. There was a tussle or three between the inky haired youngster and her new court of villagers however, it proved merely to be the last vestiges of influence upon her by that nasty wretch she shared a hillside with, having stood nose to nose with The Shrew without backing down. As the season of Feasting begins, Princess Dottie will begin her schooling to the Queen’s carriage and perhaps, a fine suitor will be sought to bring a proper heir from her to the estate. And so that is how it came

to pass that The Shrew was not tamed, at least not in this humble estate by rugged Welsh prince or humble peasant. Perhaps the moral of the story is to know that while a Shrew can and maybe should be tamed, it’s sometimes best to let DIFFERENT kind of prince take on the task. Sarah Vas, a second-generation horsewoman, writes about her decades of adventure and mayhem among several breeds and disciplines, and countless equine educational endeavors both as student and teacher. Sarah owns and operates a

continuation of her parents’ original business, Winfield Farm & Forge, Ltd., that which couldn’t currently exist without constant gratitude for Kevin, her very forgiving, ridiculously supportive husband. Together, they are quietly beginning to explore the Farm’s newest chapters, both in and out of the horse world. They are returning to Sarah’s family roots, this time as breeders of Arabian/Welsh Sport Ponies for dressage and carriage while husband and wife indulge their pent up creativity producing a variety of rustic décor and iron work.

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Wayne County Saddle Club

Many Things to be Thankful For PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE,

The weekend of the ‘Roundup’ went exceptionally well. Folks had fun riding, competing, watching, and listening to the Christian music from Mike and Cathy. The weather was great! Once more, it’s one way the worship can say thank you to the club for allowing us to meet there through the year. And thank you Lord! Special thanks to all who made the weekend possible with their support and participation. Hopefully this annual event will continue for years to come. (A few pictures from that weekend are included with this newsletter.) October 10 sitting at the fire pit at the ‘Hollow’ about 10 a.m., I was blessed by the awesome beauty of this place. “Clean and green” I thought as I looked

Fun show at the Roundup. around waiting for folks to come for worship at 11 a.m. It was a beautiful October morning. The leaves were just beginning to show a little fall color. The air was a little crisp. The grounds appeared immaculately neat. (Everyone had picked up after themselves, leaving all the trash and other unwanted stuff in the dumpster.) The Saddle Club is a pretty cool place. After all everything is done by members who volunteer their time to make it right. Shows, clean-ups, mowing, arena preparation, planning and execution all come down to folks like us who care, really care, about this wonderful place. Personally, I truly appreciate all

the energy that goes into it. And, I/we especially appreciate you all cleaning up after yourselves however you touch this place. Thank you for being responsible members. Thank you all for being part of this great place and organization! Speaking of ‘thanks,’ Thanksgiving is this month. My prayer is for each and every one of you to be blessed with the spirit of the holiday. Regardless of the many challenges and problems we have here in America right now, it is still the greatest nation in the world and we are blessed to be citizens of it. Like members of the Saddle Club, we also have a certain

obligation. Just as the Saddle club doesn’t go on without us, neither does the country. Sure, we have much to be thankful for. We also must stand for our rights to be preserved. The old saying, “Freedom is not free,” applies today more than ever. Be thankful; be strong in resolution and faith in the USA. As you might already be thinking your officers and directors are working on plans for the banquet. I should have details next time. The worship group meets Sundays at 11 a.m. All are welcome. Meantime, Happy Thanksgiving! ~Stan

Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Great 2021 Show Season, Scholarship Winners Announced PRESIDENT, Carmella Shale 1st VICE PRESIDENT, George Baker 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE,

by Nancy & Scott Burroughs Looking back at the 2021 show season it is apparent that it was a wonderful year. While Northeast Ohio had a rainy summer, we were fortunate that most of the rain avoided the fairgrounds or held off until later in the day. We had great attendance, good judges, our new showbills were a big hit, we had very exciting jackpots, the special classes were so much fun to watch, and our wonderful volunteers. All of this added up to a terrific six show circuit. The show committee is already planning to make next years’ shows even better. The 2021 final audited placings are posted on the website, www. Congratulations to all our members who earned points 42

and placed during our 2021 show season! GHPA 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED We are thrilled to award four scholarships this year! The scholarship committee diligently reviewed each application and are happy to announce this year’s winners are: Paige Belew, Elise Kilmer, Diana Shale, and Alayna Stephens. Best wishes as you embark on your educational journey! Next year’s scholarship application will be due on May 1, 2022, so be on the lookout for further information as we get into the new year. ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES Preshow online registration for our classes this year was a huge hit. With both payments and open ring payouts being done electronically has really streamlined the process. SPECIAL CLASSES WERE A HUGE HIT! When you try something

different, you never know if it’ll be popular or not. The special classes this year were phenomenal, and everyone loved the special gifts that were given out to the participants. Shankless Showmanship, Generation Gap Western Horsemanship, Surprise English Equitation, Pairs Pattern, and Bareback Equitation. THANK YOU! Our sincerest thanks go out to those who generously donated countless volunteer hours to help our 2021 season run smoothly. What makes GHPA show days so successful isn’t just our fabulous array of exhibitors, breeds, and classes, but the contributions from our volunteers, many of whom work tirelessly behind the scenes. It’s a good feeling to give back to a great organization and that feeling is displayed proudly at each and every show through the efforts of our volunteers. CHRISTMAS FAMILY Once again, GHPA will be making a local family’s Christmas a little brighter.


Saddles and Spurs, GHPA’s youth group, will be coordinating this project. For both members and nonmembers who’d like to donate cash, checks, or gift cards, please contact Debbie Schwartz through the GHPA email: STAY UP TO DATE Stay up to date on the current news and events happening within our organization by visiting Our club meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Now that the fall weather is upon us, meetings will be held inside the lounge in the school building. A HUGE THANKS GHPA thanks Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Buck’s program. Likewise, thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate the support that both of these wonderful companies give to us. November 2021

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Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.

Make Time for a Trail Ride This Fall PRESIDENT, Pat Boutwell VICE PRESIDENT, Jill Christopher TREASURER, Cynthia Klingler SECRETARY, Shelley Zwiebel WEBSITE,

by Heather Bonifas Happy Fall fellow horsemen and women. I am very much looking forward, as I am sure many of you are, to riding in the cooler weather and seeing the tree’s leaves turn to shades of the sunset. If you haven’t planned a trail ride for some time soon, please do and enjoy the show. Our club will be heading North to Oak Openings in Swanton, Ohio later this month. Our club just enjoyed the second-to-last schooling show of the season at the home and riding facility of Dianne Foltz. Our gracious host had the arena all set for small tests first, followed by the more advanced tests in the large arena. There was a

wonderful turnout of many of the members who rode tests ranging from beginner walk/trot to First Level. Both traditional and western tests were ridden with much support from the multiple spectators who came to watch, learn, and cheer on their fellow members. Cheering from the crowd makes riding tests so much fun and less stressful. We had all breeds of horses testing including an Appaloosa, a Quarter Horse, a Quarter pony, and even a look-alike pair of Fresian/Thoroughbred cross horses that gave each other a comical double-take look when they met for the first time. Our judge for the day was the beautiful, multi-talented and generous, Jill Jewett. Being an old friend and instructor of several of the attendees, she was welcomed with open arms. As this was a schooling show, she offered her expert advice to all who rode. Being that she has many years of teaching at the university level and giving private instruction to countless

students, her gentle advice was well-taken by all. I personally want to thank Jill for judging our show and reminding me of the kind, positive person I took hunter equitation lessons from many years ago.

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Knox County Horse Park

Congratulations to High Point Award Winner Norah Cochran PRESIDENT, Debbie Cole VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and Donnie Cline TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Anna Chadwick PHONE/TEXT, 816-305-6328 FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

by Anna Chadwick The Knox County Horse Park is located at 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Membership meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Shelter House. The Nov. 8 membership meeting is for the election of officers. Come to the meetings to add your suggestions and plan for the coming year. You

High Point award winner Norah Cochran with Nick, 93 points and Reserve High Point award winner with Fancy, 72 points. can also contact an officer, trustee or member if you can’t attend. A Fun Show was held Oct. 9. The high point buckle award

sponsored by the Knox County Horse Park was won by Norah Cochran and Nick with 93 points. The reserve high point

winner was Norah Cochran and Fancy with 72 points. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates.

Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Members Shine at MODA USEF/USDF Recognized Shows PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Karen Kent Mid Ohio Dressage Association (MODA) hosted two recognized USEF/USDF shows in 2021. The The Mid Ohio Dressage Classic July 16-18 at Brave Horse in Johnstown, Ohio, featured a total of 947 tests ridden. Fortyfour of our members showed tests from Training Level to Grand Prix. Now in its 42nd year The Classic is a USEF/USDF Level 3 dressage show. It is one of the oldest recognized shows in the country and this year featured horses from over 35 breeds. Several MODA members qualified for the Great American Insurance/USDF Region 2


Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park in October. We will update their Region 2 results in a future issue. Show Manager, Beth Baryon, reports that there were over 512 volunteer hours that led to the success of one of the biggest Classics in recent years. With four rings and five judges, each volunteer gave their all to keep the show moving despite the rain showers. The many sponsors of the Classic are listed in the unique digital program that is available for viewing at www. Just click on the tab 2021 Classic and you can learn about these Central Ohio businesses and individuals that support The Classic in various ways. While you are on the MODA webpage you can also view The Classic’s full results, all high point and breed awards, as well as photographs from Winslow Photography. Show results can also be found at www. MODA also hosted Mid Ohio Dressage I and II in September at a new venue. The covered arena at the Madison County Fairground provided welcomed relief from the extreme heat.


Several members rode in this Level 2 and below show, as it was a qualifier for the 2022 USDF Regional. Two of our members, Meg Mctiver (pictured) and Kristin Patton (pictured), rode in both of MODA’s recognized events as well as our schooling show in August. Kristin won the AQHA high point award at both recognized shows. Meg won the high average award at the schooling show. A full recap of the schooling show will be featured in the December If you missed out on showing with MODA in 2021 we hope to see you in 2022. November 2021

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The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

Must Be Something in the Water by Rob and Tanya Corzatt


or those who have been reading this article over the past year or so you know the CP Ranch moved to Marengo, Ohio, in 2019. The horses were moved over in April of that year and the humans, T and I, started to move our stuff over in October of 2019. Before we even had drywall up in the house portion of the barn, we had a family ask us if they could have their daughter’s birthday party here at the ranch. She loved being here so much she wanted to celebrate her birthday here. We don’t advertise our place as a birthday venue, but we are excited to let the kids that are taking lessons have their parties here if they want. I think we have played host to at least four parties since that first one in August of 2019. T and I are deeply honored that they think so much about being here. God has truly blessed us with a beautiful

ranch, a beautiful barn and a wonderful bunch of students and training horses. We refer to them all as our ‘Barn Family’. We have several families that contribute their time to help us with whatever it is that needs to be done around here. They like being at the barn that much. One family has even used their truck several times to help us haul hay when we were having issues with one of our own trucks. John 15:13 says that there is no greater love than one laying down their life for another. I would add that there is also no greater love than someone who helps you put hay up in your barn! As a token of our appreciation to the Barn Family, we have started hosting a Barn Family Appreciation Day over the Labor Day weekend. We hope that it becomes an annual tradition. The invitation is extended to all our students and families, whether they are long timers or newbies. We even invite those that have

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moved on to other barns. Family for life, I guess. I can think of two families that changed their holiday weekend plans this year because their kids were upset that they might miss the cookout! T and I supply the meat and drinks while the attendees bring a variety of side dishes. The weather was perfect this year and the pond was full of kids either swimming or paddling around in the kayaks or on the paddleboard. We cap the evening off with a firework display. Our horses are getting very used to loud noise and bright flashes. They were dancing with joy….at full speed around the lot. At least for the first one or two fireworks. Then they just stood there munching on their hay and enjoying the show! This year we had a very, very special event happen right before the potluck dinner. One of the young men who has been taking lessons with us for several years was baptized in our pond! A few weeks before the party, his parents asked us if we would be willing to let their son get baptized here. T and I were deeply honored and equally humbled by their request. The young man, TJ, was wanting to publicly proclaim his love for Jesus and wanted it to occur someplace special to him. A little backstory is needed for you to understand just how special it was for all of us. The family first came to our old place five years ago searching for a barn where their daughter could take riding lessons. She was 8 at the time and TJ was only 6. Jenna was hooked from the beginning. TJ was absolutely terrified when his dad started to lift him into the saddle of one of our horses. He spun around and had a death grip around his dad’s neck. Flash forward a year or so later and you have to peel the kid off the horse at the end of the lesson. This family is dedicated to the horses. So much so, that they are hoping to build their own barn and get their own horses in the near future. TJ loves to rope and so does his dad. So they do a lot of work with our son Camdon, who loves to work with the kids and adults on Ranch Roping techniques and teamwork. Jenna isn’t a roper, and she loves to work with T on


Tanya and Rob Corzatt the horsemanship and training techniques. This family has also graciously offered to take care of our horses if we need any help. We joke that Mom and Dad just need to stay out of their way or just do what they are told while the kids inform them on what exactly needs to be done! We couldn’t say no to their request? Even though I was a bit hesitant when they asked me to ‘perform’ it, I was incredibly honored that they did so. Remember, I am not a pastor, just a horse guy that loves the Lord. I was hesitant because I wondered if it needed to be performed by a pastor? Then I thought, I would just be asking the questions and saying the words, the Holy Spirit would be doing the Baptism! I told them I would do so but only if TJ’s dad was the one to submerge him in the water. It was a very special moment when my own father did the same for me many years ago and equally special when I had the opportunity to do the same with my own sons. It was an experience I didn’t want TJ’s dad to miss. I have always loved the baptisms at our own church. They are so simple and right on point. Our pastor would simply ask if they loved the Lord. When they said they did, he would then say that “By your profession of faith, we baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen”. As simple as that is and as many times as I have heard it over the years, you would think there is no way I could forget those words. I guess my nerves got the best of me, because I couldn’t remember it to save my soul! The Good Lord had me covered! It just so happened that our church was having a S November 2021

baptism at the end of the service on the very day we were having our potluck! So, I was watching the live stream on my cell phone while getting things ready for the evening. Nobody attending knew about the special event we had planned. However, it is a God fearing bunch of people to begin with, so they were honored to be a part of it as well. It all went very well despite the fact that I had to stop for a moment or two to clear my eyes a little….because of some smoke from our bonfire of course. As wet as they were after coming out of that pond, I am not sure there are many other hugs I have enjoyed as much as the ones TJ and his dad gave me. We are so truly blessed with our Barn Family! In the first chapter of the Book of John, the Pharisees asked John the Baptist why he was performing baptisms if he was not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet. John responded in verses 26 and 27 “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. It is He, who coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose”. Well, that verse definitely describes

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me! We all know who he was referring to. John baptized with water, while Jesus baptized with the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 in the New King James Version reads “Then Peter said to them, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. If you are a believer in Christ and have not made a public profession of your faith, we urge you to do so. Stand strong and let the world know who you are and what you believe. It has never been more important that Christians provide the shining light for a nation and a world that slips deeper and deeper into darkness. If you like to listen to Carrie Underwood, you will recognize the title of this article. When I was trying to decide whether to write an article about the baptism, her song “Something in the Water” came on the radio and it was all the confirmation I needed. By the way, the 2nd annual Barn Family Appreciation Party was a lot of fun. The fireworks were awesome. And there was definitely something in the water besides a young man dedicating his life to the Lord.

We waited to tell him until after he got out of the water about the foot long snapping turtle that T saw walking toward the pond the day before the party! God bless you all and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! The Corzatt family owns and operates the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Marengo, Ohio. CPR is a faith based operation and our mission

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

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Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.

PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/899-2267

Member of American Horse Council SECRETARY & MEMBERSHIP Catherine Estill 513/899-2267

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146

NEWSLETTER EDITOR Theresa Burke 614/329-7453

VICE PRESIDENT Jim Wallace OHC COUNTY LINE EDITOR Karen Ravndal-Emery, Chair

Greetings From Your President We have just had our first experience with Potomac Horse Fever (PHF). Our Mustang, Clyde, became infected while being leased to a riding instructor at a Cincinnati-area stable. He is now recovered and back on our home farm after treatment at Ohio State University’s (OSU’s) Galbreath Equine Center. Clyde had been vaccinated against PHF every year, but tests indicated that PHF is what he contracted. It seemed unusual that he had a fever for a couple days and then was normal for a week before the high fever returned and persisted. An Equus article published in May 2021 refers to this ‘two-stage fever’ with PHF. The bacteria causing PHF is carried by aquatic insects (such as mayflies and caddisflies) that may land in pastures, hay fields and water troughs, where

the horse can then ingest the insect. Flies are attracted to barn lights, so consider turning these off overnight. Some veterinarians feel that the PHF vaccine is outdated, having been developed for the earlier strains of the bacteria and not adequately updated for more recent variants. One article on PHF claimed that 90 percent of cases are fatal if not treated. Properly treated, 70 percent recover. Treatment often requires hospitalization, as Clyde did. We’re still watching Clyde as laminitis can develop after the fever has resolved. We are blessed in Ohio to have OSU’s Galbreath Equine Center available to us. The staff is knowledgeable and professional. Tools are available for advanced diagnostics and treatment. ~Eric Estill, President Ohio Horseman’s Council

Eric Estill with Roger Pawsat and the Gibby Award, presented Aug. 7, 2021. In the September issue of the Horsemen’s Corral Mr. Pawsat’s last name was misspelled. We apologize for the error.

County Lines ASHLAND Ashland County hosted a chili cook-off at Mohican State Park in September with 47 reservations received. In all, 11 counties were represented. Getting big rigs into their spots is always a challenge and installing tie lines to trees is yet another challenge. This year we had really experienced campers and both challenges were handled with relatively little effort. A special thanks goes to all our members that provided hands on help during the event plus all the work that went on in the background getting water, food, wheel barrows, camper packets, raffle items, etc. Also, a big thanks to our officers for all their efforts. We had beautiful weather all weekend and lots of miles were ridden on the trails. Jack Collins, of Fulton County, was the winner of our 50/50 raffle. The silent auction was well stocked 50

entered from all the counties was excellent, so congratulations to all these great chefs for their tasty achievements. We hope to see you down the trail and remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan and Jean Reynolds ASHTABULA

Theresa Burke, winner of the chili cook-off. this year and we thank all those who contributed items, especially Weaver Leather. Denny Costic built a custom western themed bird house that was auctioned off and we are very appreciative of his efforts. It was outstanding. Theresa Burke, of Delaware County, was the winner of the chili cook-off. Connie Bauer, of Fulton County placed second and Mike Bogdan from Ashland County placed third. The chili

Greetings from Ashtabula County. We have had some gorgeous days recently. Today is the beginning of several days of rain. I am keeping a positive thought that next Saturday is sunny and dry. I like spring, but love to ride in the fall. This chapter has had several in the gulf getting the trails ready for the ride on the 9th. I hope you can be there to ride with us. It is a beautiful ride. Not complicated and only 3 ½ or 4 miles. There will be good food with dessert. You can pay to participate in the dice ride or just ride and cheer a


friend on to a winning hand. Next month we will be voting for our new officers and having our Christmas party. It will be on Nov. 6. Watch the Facebook page for the details. I don’t know where the time went. This month has flown past. I did have a couple of days in the hospital, not a choice that I planned on. I may pay closer attention to my body now. I thought I had some stray bug. It turned out to be kidney failure. I am still seeing the Nephrologist every two weeks and feeling a lot better. November will be our last meeting of the year, with no meeting in December. We will see you all on the first Tuesday of January. We will be pretty busy until the holidays are over. I sincerely hope Covid does not get any worse. I am looking to a riding season like we had pre-retirement. You know when you traveled to parts unknown November 2021

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this year. I just happened to be there camping with friends and other Clark County members. We enjoyed the beautiful weather for riding, delicious soup and meeting new friends. It was hard to pick a favorite soup as they were all very tasty. The trails were in good shape although we did ride into some ground bees more than once. Stephanee Petee won the rodeo that day! I must also mention that I won the ‘split the pot’ raffle and there were a lot of good deals at the auction they held to raise funds for their county. Our December meeting will be a Christmas potluck at the Agle’s house. Keep your eyes peeled for details. Come ride with us! ~Jonna

the trail. I have actually heard a hunter say he heard the bells before he ever saw us in orange! Have a safe fall riding season, have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas! Take a kid riding and see the future, ~Susan (Sue) Lamb



Hello fellow horsemen/women. I hope your summer was amazing! Clinton County has had a great year so far, lots of camping, cleanup and a fun show. Clinton County sponsors the Clinton County 4-H horse group’s fun show every year, and this year we were able to participate. As you see from our photos it was a great day! Dave Krazl came in second place in the gaited horse class. Dave hasn’t shown in 10 years, he did amazing! This was a long hot dusty day, these kids did great hanging in there riding their best, and demonstrating awesome team work. Not everyone went home with a ribbon, but they all were great sports, and congratulated the ones that did! I have to say I have seen some amazing kids in our horse group. Parents be proud! Fall is upon us, the leaves are just starting to get a pretty orange yellow glow, which means riding season in Ohio is here! Get those miles in as you can, but wear your hunter orange. Hunting season is here also. For safety I wear Christmas bells; just a couple to make noise without being too loud as we go down

Can it possibly be November? I know for one I didn’t get enough riding in this season and I hope this month gives us more good weather for riding. Our Fallen Members Memorial Ride was very nice. It was a special day and evening for many of us, with family members of those honored some of whom we hadn’t seen in years. They came to honor their family member who was recognized as one of the founding members of our group. Past presidents shared stories about fallen members and fun times. There were a few tears, good stories and needed laughter. The surprise of the evening was past president, Brenda Harman, joined us to honor her husband, Woody Harman. Brenda drove many hours to attend and visit with old friends. When she said she was driving back that night members Robin and Dave Ward insisted she spend the night with them. I can only imagine the conversations they had reminiscing about the good ole days. Election of officers will be held at the Nov. 3 meeting with last year’s officers running again for their positions. It’s great when this happens and is much easier moving into the next year. President Beth Whitmer, Vice President Rick Haldiman, Secretary Becky Todd, and Treasurer Ted Todd. Thank you for your past and continued service to CCC-OHC. With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner it’s a good time to think of the last two years and be thankful for the gifts of good health, family and friends that we still have.

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Makayla Krazl, Zack Krazl and Casyn Lamb in the warm up area.


This brings up our annual Christmas party. I’m hoping we can hold it this year. The best times are when we can enjoy an evening visiting with each other. For more information, please check our OHC web page and Facebook pages. Stay safe and happy trails. ~Sally Stamp COSHOCTON Hello fellow horse friends. I am writing this from Mammoth Cave horse camp as I forgot to send an article in before leaving on vacation. We had a great day for our hog roast in September with a nice turnout. We thank everyone who helped, donated and supported our fundraiser. The food was delicious and the pork was perfect. John Bash does an awesome job preparing the hog! Thank you all so much no matter how big or small your role in helping out. We appreciate all of you.

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County Lines of people who become friends, and are riders of all disciplines. New members from beginners to experienced are always warmly welcomed! We offer educational opportunities through speakers, clinics, seminars and networking with other knowledgeable equine enthusiasts. OHC offers a way to learn about miles of bridle trails locally and all over the state and you will have others to ride or camp with. There is a one million dollar equine liability insurance plan, if you choose, at a very reasonable price. The Corral magazine is mailed every month and offers a wealth of articles and features events happening across the state and beyond. Most chapters also have a newsletter featuring all that is going on in the chapter and the surrounding area. Some members don’t even own a horse right now, but another member may have an extra horse to share. You might find a member has the perfect horse, trailer, saddle or other tack for sale or better yet free. You are offered discounts at different equine establishments. Together we have the power to expand and improve bridle trails throughout Ohio. Of course we hope you will join Cuyahoga County OHC as we help to secure, maintain and expand the 100 miles of bridle trails and numerous trailheads in our beloved Cleveland Metroparks here in northeast Ohio. Join OHC and we will show you around. Visit www.cuyahogacountyohc. com or If you were a member in 2021 you would have had the opportunity to join the Ride the Beach event put on by Cleveland Metroparks Mounted Police and ride the shores and into the waters of Lake Erie at Edgewater Beach. This was followed in October by our Halloween Costume Ride and Food Drive held in the beautiful Brecksville Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks. We have some great events and rides in the planning stages for 2022 so join today! You will start getting our newsletter soon after. ~Penny Passalacqua DELAWARE Happy November everyone! Wow! The end of the year is fast approaching. I hope everyone got to enjoy plenty of opportunities this fall to get outdoors to spend time with your equine partners. 52

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Our 2021 ‘Autumn at Alum— Trail ride and Campout’, held the weekend of Sept. 10-12 was a great success and we were blessed with ideal weather! We had approximately 12 overnight campers along with numerous riders coming for a day ride and still more joining us for our evening festivities both Friday and Saturday nights. Thanks to the team of auctioneer extraordinaire, Bob Sweeney, who together with the help of Lora Taylor and Lynn West conducted an entertaining and successful auction. Combined with revenue from our 50/50 raffle, silent auction and general cash donations, our chapter’s treasury has grown nicely. These funds will help us continue our mission to preserve and maintain the bridle trails at Alum Creek State Park. This weekend event would certainly not have been possible without the help and support from so many of our chapter members. Thank you to all the members who contributed items for our live auction. A special thank you to member, Vanessa Norton, for her success in soliciting donations from several area businesses and to the donors themselves for their generosity. We also wish to acknowledge members, Judy St. Jean for acting as our ‘Welcome Greeter’ and distributing welcome packets to new arrivals; Doug Hopkins, for serving as our ‘Base Camp’ representative as well as ‘vehicle escort’. Driving his truck (hazard lights on) behind groups of riders helped ensure a safer crossing over the Howard Road bridge and SR 521. Treasurer Pat O’Connell for handling ticket sales and ‘bank’. No easy task! Lastly, I want to say thank you to all our guests who attended our event, making it a most enjoyable weekend! Hope to see you all again next year!

The Delaware All-Horse Parade took place on Sept. 12. Our OHC organization especially the Central Region was well-represented. Member Mike Shott and Raz did a fine job representing our Delaware chapter in the parade! The weekend following our ‘Autumn at Alum’, was the annual OHC State Ride and Chili Cook-off hosted by Ashland County at Mohican Memorial State Forest. Theresa represented Delaware chapter with her chili entry and won first place earning her a blue ribbon, a specially embroidered camping chair and a nifty chef’s hat and apron. Ashland County does a terrific job putting on this State ride. If you have never attended their State ride, you should consider doing so in 2022! As of the writing of this article, our chapter’s Mohican Campout and Trail Ride scheduled for Oct. 15-17 had not yet occurred. I look forward to sharing highlights in next month’s issue. October 1, 2021, marked the commencement of our OHC membership renewal drive. Existing members as well as interested guests are urged to renew and/or join online at www., click ‘renew’ or ‘join’ as applicable and follow the prompts. The process is quick and easy and certainly streamlines the workload of our chapter treasurer as well as making it easier for members to print their own membership and insurance cards. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our chapter treasurer, Pat O’Connell, or any officer, for that matter, should you encounter any difficulties with the online renewal process. Delaware chapter members enjoyed many fun events and activities in 2021 and we hope to duplicate our efforts for the coming year. We would love to have you join us!


Speaking of upcoming events, our November chapter meeting is scheduled for Nov. 5. We will hold our chapter elections at this meeting so come prepared to nominate your candidate! In addition, our evening’s guest speaker will be local Delaware historian, Mr. Paul Clay, who will share with us his treasuretrove of vintage pictures and oral history of the Kilbourne and Alum Creek area long before the dam and reservoir were built. This month’s meeting location is still being finalized so stay-tuned to our Facebook page and/or your email for the latest information. Mark your calendars to attend our first in-person OHC General Membership meeting since 2019, taking place on Nov. 7. Any OHC member is welcome and encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided for a nominal fee by pre-paid reservation. Please contact any Delaware officer for details and to sign-up for lunch. The November meeting is hosted by the chapters of our own Central Region with Delaware being responsible for menu coordination and lunch reservations. Please plan to attend and vote for your new State officers! Lastly, we are hopeful that we will be able to hold our annual Christmas party on Dec. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. Details are being worked out regarding the chosen venue and of course, consideration given to the status of COVID-19 guidelines, staytuned for more details. Wishing everyone along with their four-legged companions a very Happy Thanksgiving! ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County! I have so much to share and I could only choose three photos. Lynn, Tim and Colleen went on the famous Red Rock Ride and loved it! Colleen shared some great videos that made you feel like you were there. The pictures were awesome. I am sure nothing could beat being there in person. Since I forgot to mention that Tim had gone with them last month, I am including a photo. Our Labor Day ride went well with one of our new members going on his first trail ride. Horses were great, and everyone had a great time riding at Oak Openings and camping in the great weather. There is nothing November 2021

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Coming back in and still smiling! Poker ride winners. Beaver Creek welcomed us at the beginning of October with fall in the air. I didn’t get many pictures but we all had fun. Bennazette, Pa., was the destination for many after the Beaver Creek ride. Other members went to Pleasant Hill for great riding. No matter where we went, Life was better on the trail! ~Shelley

Red Rock Ride, Lynn and Tim. like sitting around a campfire! The laughter could be heard well into the evening. All the hard work paid off as we finished Thornapple trail just in time for the annual poker ride at Edison Woods MetroPark. We set up the night before with a few members camping overnight. I heard a horse or two escaped off the highline to nibble on some midnight grass. Horses do make our lives exciting at times. We welcomed Saturday morning with cool temperatures, sunshine, coffee and donuts. The horse trailers started pulling in bright and early as registration opened at 9 a.m. Everyone was full of compliments on the condition of our trails as they rode in to turn in their poker chips and have lunch! They had fun choosing from the many door prizes available. Of course our DJ, Dan kept everyone updated with the drawings and the results. The music was great too! We had a lot of great sponsors this year. With their help it made the poker ride so much better. A big thank you goes out to: Tractor Supply, many locations, Collins Elevator, Tack n More, Liberty Ag., Timber Ridge Stables, Edgewater Custom Designs, H & B Farm, Scrubin on the Farm, DJ: Dan, Cindy Malcom, and Julie Novosielski. We had three division winners: Woman Annette Overmyer, Men Tom Tucholski, Youth Micayla Gordan. Congratulations to this year’s poker ride winners! November 2021

FAIRFIELD I can see the end of 2021 and I have no clue where it went. It was a busy but very productive year. Fairfield County OHC built several new tie rails and benches at major rest areas on the equine trails at Hocking State Forest. We appreciate more improvements need to be made, but it all boils down to time and money. Hoping 2022 will be kind to us so we can tackle those projects. In addition to the improvement project, we donate several hours each year to assist with clearing the trails of downed trees. Some times it seems like a never ending job, but bare with us, we do try. Our club hosted several rides which were for the most part well attended. New to this year’s schedule was Pleasant Hill Lake. This is a very nice campground. There are not a lot of trail miles at Pleasant Hill, but it offers easy access to the trails at Malabar Farms. The Malabar trails are exceptionally well maintained and pretty to ride. I hope to make it back again this fall. One of our club’s favorite rides is at the Wayne National Forest, near Ironton Ohio. We stay at the Paddle Creek Campgrounds which is maintained by the Lawrence County OHC. It’s a pretty camp and centrally located in the park for easy access to all of the trail. If you have not tried it, check it out for your future riding plans. The highlight of our summer

was hosting our annual state ride at Scioto Trails State Forest near Chillicothe. Every year this ride continues to grow. It offers up certain challenges requiring us to continually scratch our heads to up our game. This year we had 44 camping rigs plus a couple day riders each day. New this year we had a scavenger hunt. We had placed three yellow envelopes in the woods, each containing a note with a winning amount of money noted on it. The farther out you ventured, the higher the reward. Most seemed to enjoy this game, for sure it got the horses saddled up and out of camp. We have decided to increase the number of envelopes to five for next year and increase the reward a little. Our live entertainment on Saturday evening was Travis Brown. Travis is a local talent with a wide range of musical choices in his bag. On this night he provided us with three hours of non stop country and country rock music. In my opinion, he knocked it out of the park. A couple weeks after our concert, Travis headed to Nashville to record some music. I wish him the best, but at the same time I hope he will be available Labor Day weekend 2022 to visit with us. On a personal note, in early September we took our granddaughter to Caesar’s Creek State Park for the the state 4-H competitive trail ride. This was a first for us as a family and greatly enjoyed. The sponsors were super professional and well organized. The participants were divided into

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Senior placements at the Caesars Creek 4-H ride. two groups, junior and senior. The 4-H member was totally responsible for the care of their horse after entering the grounds. The kids were briefed at a meeting the night before the ride as to what to expect during the competition. During the actual competitive ride, it was just the 4-H member, their horse and a map. In addition to the trails to negotiate, three obstacles were on course for the riders to complete. If you have a 4-H member in your family or club, I strongly encourage you to look into this event for next year. My granddaughter, Brittnee, had a great day and placed third in the senior division. We are so proud of her. Our election of officers is scheduled for our November meeting. After that meeting, I will post our new officers for 2022. Our last activity for 2021 will be our Christmas party the first Sunday in December. It is always a well attended event, good food, gift exchange and good folks to visit with. That’s all from my world. Be safe and enjoy the remainder of the fall riding season. ~Chris Streitenberger FULTON Fall has been a very active time for many of our members. Camping at Mohican, Van Buren, Reed Road, Ranglers, Hoosier Horse Camp and Ionia kept many busy. Planning and putting on our Oak-tober Fest and poker run was managed by a handful of hard-working individuals and attended by many, and some also attended the Harry Hughes Ride A Thon and the Mid States Final Rodeo at the WB Ranch the same weekend. Also, a few members participated in the National Drive event at Hoosier Horse Park. The Mohican State Ride and Chili Cook off was attended by nine members. Connie Bauer represented our chapter in the chili cook off and placed second! Someone said she had the best 53

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Dalton and Claire at the Harry Hughes Ride a thon and FCOHC poker run. Riders on the FCOHC poker run led by President Jack. costume ever! Reportedly, a good time was had by all. Several members attended the NW Region State Ride at Van Buren State Park and reported back that they had a wonderful time and it was a great event. The food was outstanding, trails were good, the campground was nice and people were friendly and fun. It definitely sounds like something to put on the list for next year! Our Oak-tober Fest event at Reed Road Ranglers was well attended with members from Fulton, Defiance, and Erie County OHC chapters, as well as guests, enjoying good food, friends, riding and mostly good weather (it rained a little). This was the third year for the event; there were 17 rigs camping and many day riders. Saturday evening 65 people came for the German dinner of brats, knockers, sausage and German potato salad prepared by Tammy Royer. After dinner we had a dessert auction where Dalton Collins auctioned off desserts provided by our members and guests. The high bid was $125 for Connie’s raspberry tiramisu. On Sunday many of the campers headed over to the Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center and participated in the Harry Hughes Ride A Thon which is their main fundraiser. There was also an FCOHC poker run organized by Connie Bauer. HHYEC is a facility run by a not-for-profit organization where they have horse shows, both pleasure and speed, clinics and other horserelated, mainly youth-oriented events. Trail riders sometimes park there to ride in the nearby Oak Openings Metropark. 54

Money from our dessert auction and the poker run will be donated to the Harry Hughes facility where some major maintenance and improvements are needed. They are currently raising funds to repair or replace the announcer stand/office building. As I write this, a few members are just settling in at the National Drive at Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Ind. It is a six day, noncompetitive, stand-alone recreational event for riders and drivers with lectures and demonstrations, a tack swap, drive at will opportunities on trails, cones and derby as well as planned driving activities and private lessons. Other members are camping in the area at Hoosier Horse Camp and may stop in to check it all out; it sure sounds like fun! As November unfolds, we’ll slow down a bit, but we eagerly look forward to our upcoming year end events. Tammy Royer is hosting our Fat Saturday Ride on Nov. 27. For our Christmas party, the committee has everything under control; Bonnie Williams, Debbie Vaughan, Emily Collins, Jo Neeley, Tammie Royer, Nancy Wilson and Flo Hannum have planned a festive event on Dec. 3 at the Legion Hall in Grand Rapids with happy hour, dinner, games and activities. Our amazing photographer, Debbie Vaughan, takes fabulous staged photos of each couple, group or individual at the Christmas party, as well as general photos at most of our events. The following Sunday, Dec. 5, our Cowboy Christmas Tack Swap, Shopping and Live Auction event will be held at the WB Ranch in Swanton. Our chapter meetings are the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m. and are currently held at

Bunkers Bar and Grill. Members, potential members and guests are always welcome. We meet in the huge banquet room and the food is good. Keep up with us on our website,, Facebook page Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council or Facebook group Fulton County OHC. I recently read that, according to Rebecca Carrol, “A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure.” I do agree. Be well, be safe and happy trails! We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Kathy Brown GREENE Happy fall! By the time you read this, we’ll be headed toward Thanksgiving. I can tell that it’s fall because I have all of my Halloween decorations up. I go big at Halloween and Christmas. Remember that our November meeting is where we elect officers each year. I don’t expect our officers to change, as we have such a small number of active members. If anyone is interested in holding office, please come to the November meeting. We had a good showing at the Delaware All Horse Parade. I have included a photo from that. The photo was taken by Jeannie Nicol. Cart horse is driven by Leeann Reigelsperger with Parker Sabin as passenger; Riders were Dave Goodbar, Beth Kreutzfeld, Herb Rider, Devin Nicol and Elizabeth Smith. We also had a nice booth at the Xenia Old Timers Days. I don’t know if we sold much; I was only there for a bit on Friday. We certainly had quite a variety of items for sale. I’m including a photo from that also taken by Jerry Smith. I was there but didn’t

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get around to taking photos, thankfully Jerry had me covered. Other than that, some of us have been riding, some of us have been too busy with other things. I really need to get on my horse one of these days. On the upside, I’m making up for all of the live music I missed last year, so that’s good at least. That’s all of the information for this month. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Mickie GUERNSEY October is my favorite month to go trail riding! Salt Fork is a great place to do that. I happen to think the Purple Trail, between the 7-mile marker and 11-mile marker, is the prettiest place to catch the leaves of all of the trails. This is the section of trail that you ride along the canyon rim. It is my favorite spot in all of Salt Fork in the month of October. We have club members riding all over this month. Some are headed to Beaver Creek State Park over in Columbiana County, some are headed to Mohican, and some are headed to Arkansas. Me, I’m not sure! Up to my neck in work on the farm. I hate to say it, but colder months are coming and I hate winter, but I have ridden at Salt Fork in January before. It was 15 degrees Fahrenheit when we got there and 5 when we left. Let’s just say riding along the lake that day was a ride I’ll not soon forget. Anyway, any day on the horse is a good day and it sure beats a day in the office! Remember to log those miles and hours worked! It really does matter. Hope to see you on the trail, ~Lee Randolph HARRISON Hello from Harrison County. I am not sure about anyone else, but it seems to me that summer just flew by! Hopefully, we will have a nice long Indian summer that will give us more time to ride and enjoy the great outdoors. The club met on Aug. 19 and there were 11 members present. Most members had not ridden the trails at Harrison State Forest, but someone did report that there was a tree down on Green South that required the rider to dismount and walk around. In new business, the club voted to sponsor the Hopedale Sportsman’s Club Bash with a November 2021

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Dorothy Glover and Cody donation of $60. The club is also trying to boost membership and we plan to put together an informational flyer to encourage more riders to get involved. It was reported that The Gibby Ride was a great success and the equipment from Harrison County Ohio Horse Council was greatly appreciated. The group met Sept. 16 at the home of Mark and Cheri Westlake. There were 11 members in attendance. A great deal of work has been done to clear the trails at Harrison State Forest. The trails have been cleared but there is still a need to clear and cut overhanging brush. Mark Westlake, president, will send some emails to try and get some more members together to get more work done. I apologize for not getting an article together for the Corral last month. Even though sometimes it seems there is not a great deal to report, our members are always busy doing something with their horses, their friends, and their community. As mentioned in November 2021

the August Corral, some of our members have been struggling with health issues. We are so happy that Nancy Van Buren is doing wonderful and winning her battle against cancer! On a sadder note, we lost our beloved friend and president, Dorothy Glover, on Aug. 24, 2021 to cancer. She was a strong brave friend, wife, mother, grandmother, and businesswoman and it will be close to impossible to fill her shoes. She was a very effective advocate when it came to getting things done at Harrison State Forest. Her persistence and involvement with the ODNR brought many improvements to the trails and camping area at Harrison State Forest. It was through her efforts that more tie lines were added, and the shelter was built. Dorothy was completely dedicated to the improvements at Harrison State Forest and to the club. Our greatest sympathies go out to her wonderful husband Bob of 53 years, who also does so much for the club and trails, her daughter Kim, her husband Ed and their children. Dorothy, you will be forever missed and remembered. At the September meeting, it was decided to have a plaque and bench made and purchased in memory of Dorothy. The plaque will read, “Dorothy Glover Pavilion”. Cheri Westlake will be getting in contact with Sawdust Studios to purchase a bench. The club had a ride in memory of Dorothy on Oct. 24, which was her birthday. There was a ride in the morning and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. with a campfire. We dedicated the shelter to Dorothy the same day and placed the plaque in her honor. We all celebrated Dorothy’s wonderful life and her great life efforts. Here’s to a beautiful fall, lots of quiet time in the saddle, and sincere contemplation of God’s great beauty. How fortunate we are to be able to experience these awesome gifts. ~Lori Mayher HOLMES A fence is just a fence unless the fence is this one! On a beautiful October day and after a perfect ride, a horse named Stetson was being loaded into his horse trailer for his ride home. While not everything goes as planned and, on this night, it surely did not go as planned. You see Stetson got loose, panicked,

Stetson fall foliage in the world! To all reading, have a wonderful fall and a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Ricki Mast KNOX

The new fence at the Mohican Bridle Parking Area and some Holmes County OHC members who helped with the project. and ran out onto the road where he was hit by a car and had to be tragically put down due to his injuries. This horse had never taken a wrong step and this step sadly became his last. He was owned by one of our members and our OHC group decided that we would do something in his memory to provide safety to other horses while they ride at the beautiful Mohican State Forest. This has been a long-term project and we can now say that it was completed the last week in September 2021. I am so proud of our crew that helped with this project, we were a small group but worked great together. On Friday afternoon, we measured twice, planned, and marked placement and dug holes. Those present for the first day were five of our members. Ricki Mast, president OHC Holmes County and fellow members, Jon and Matt Herman, Jack, and Wendy Stetson. On the second day, we set posts and added the rails to the fence. Those present were Ricki Mast, Cheryl Schneider, Cindy Gray-Stanley, Sue Rhoads, Ron Kline Bruce Hanna, Logan Mast, Jack, and Wendy Stetson, and Vickie Zook. I would like to publicly thank this group of hard workers because when we all got there early in the morning, we all thought the same thing. There was no way we were going to get this done! However, no one said a word to anyone, we just worked until it was. As we began the month of October, I can only think of the beautiful riding that we got to do in Holmes County! National Geographic voted Holmes County the third best place for


Where did the summer of 2021 go? In 2020, we canceled most everything because of COVID-19, enough said on that one. Hard to believe I am writing Corral comments for November 2021. Summer is gone and winter is coming on. We did have several fun times in September and a lot of riding in October. We rode at Lake Vesuvius, had a presence in the Delaware All Horse Parade and while not directly OHC related, many attending were there because of acquaintance through OHC. We attended a very beautiful outdoor western style wedding on a day rain was predicted. And yes, horses were involved. To start October off right, we had a Halloween scavenger hunt at Thayer Ridge Park. We want to especially thank two ladies that put this one together, Cindy Cossin and Kathy Shoemaker. They had volunteers out, twice, clearing and improving several miles of trails to get ready for this event. Included is Wolf Man, one of the objects riders had to take note of. Here, I zoomed in so you too could find him. There were 32 items to be noted by participating riders diligently hidden along the trails. Personally, I found only 16. It was a beautiful fall day with many OHC activities in process that weekend so attendance was

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Sam and Misty’s wedding. lower than hoped for, but, no one went home dissatisfied. It was a very fun day. I personally hope we have more such events in the future. With this writing, our KCOHC 2021 schedule is mostly completed. The last entry is Nov. 7 at Hocking where we have for several years celebrated a couple of birthdays. The OHC State General Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 7. I look forward to attending. OHC needs to get back on track after the pandemic year. Officer elections are on the agenda. We need some new and innovative ideas to increase our membership. We need younger members to pick up the work that OHC has been doing since 1972. Our core membership is finding it harder to swing that leg over the cantle. It appears to me that they have added weight to newer chain saws. With this being November, I hope all have thought about renewing your 2022 OHC membership. Also, it is that time of year when we decide who will lead our chapter into 2022 as it is time to re-elect officers. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass is greener, the horses leaner, as we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. We meet the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Hopefully, we find a new meeting place soon or are allowed to return to the Long Branch Pizza in Centerburg. Reporting for Knox County OHC, ~Terry L. Baker 56

Several members of the Lawrence County OHC turned out this evening to show and support the the Lawrence County Horseman’s Association. There was one tiny speck of rain showing on the radar. Of course, it dropped right on the show grounds. A little rain did not seem to dampen any enthusiasm and within a few minutes the rain passed and the show continued. Congratulations to OHC members Gabby and Gracie on placing in the show. These two young riders have made great strides in horsemanship this year under the watchful eyes of OHC president Uncle James and Aunt Abby Maynard. Congratulations also to the granddaughters of OHC members Betty and Richard Murray. K’Lee Murray and Madasyn Duncan have also had great show seasons. Other OHC members who were at the show were Kathy Hermansdorfer and her grandkids, Cordle, Brooklyn and Nathan McIntosh. These kids have a new horse and brought her to the show so they could all get some experience in the arena. It was a fun evening for everyone! As the summer is quickly fading, the trails are beginning to burst out in full fall style. Ssaddle up and enjoy the beauty of nature. Everything looks so much better from the back of a horse. As you are packing in your winter supply of hay remember to watch for any bales that may have milk weed in them. Even dry, this weed is toxic to horses. Fall also brings our equine companions a threat from wilting wild cherry trees, so be aware. We hope everyone is well and having a great time riding this year. Plan a trip to Lawrence County, we don’t think you will be disappointed. The trails in the Lake Vesuvius area provide some of the best riding our great state has to offer. As always, be safe, be happy and be on your horse. ~Betty LICKING Hello from Licking County. We had the best weather this fall for riding, I hope everyone got on the trails. Our members have been busy with the fun show, camping, trail rides and trail maintenance. The September Fun Show was another good show, we even had a

Lobdell group ride.

$50 gift card. You say, but I only rode or drove, five miles, that is OK, send me your report. You can print the report form from the OHC state website. To see more pictures of our fun times visit our Facebook page, there are a lot of pictures to view, our page is public. Be safe on the trails, ~Deborah Sheka LOGAN

Deb Sheka, driving class.

Deb with her blue ribbon. driving class, which I entered and got a blue ribbon. I was so proud of my pony. A big thanks to all the volunteers who help with the show, it takes a lot of volunteers. We have had some one-day trail rides at the local parks and with good turn out; we even had some new riders show up to ride with us. Jan Dean, Mark and Debbie Stevens went camping in southern Ohio at The Best of American on Horseback trail ride. They had a good time, but the day after Jan got home she slipped and fell in her yard and broke her shoulder. What are we going to do with her; wrap her up in bubble wrap? Several members are out camping and enjoying the good weather. At the last meeting we voted to have a Christmas party. The date and information will be announced later so keep an eye out for the details. The OHC State Meeting is on Nov. 7, don’t forget to get your reservation in for lunch. It’s getting close to the time to turn in your trail miles and hours. To make it more interesting I have permission from our president to raise the gift card limit to $50. Yes...if you turn in your report to me, Deborah Sheka, by Jan. 4, 2022 your name will be put in the box for the drawing of a


The Logan County OHC had their September meeting at East Liberty Community Room, we had eight members present. We had discussions at this meeting on how to commemorate Christy Stanley. Becky Porter suggested a picnic table in her memory at Kiser Lake placed in the old camping area. Teri Elsass was put in charge of checking prices for the plastic composite tables. We had a meeting Oct. 23 to finalize plans for the Nov. 7 State Meeting. Logan County OHC does share responsibilities at the State Meeting We had our Oct. 3, meeting at Marmon Valley Farms cafeteria, we had 18 members present. Logan County OHC bought the pizza, we got the pizza from Fire House Pizza and they gave us a 25 percent discount, which was nice. We all brought our cash and stuff to donate for the silent auction and our appetite. We ate first, then President Becky Porter brought the meeting to order. Terri Elsass reported on the picnic table prices she found, and the State did approve the picnic table as well. Becky talked to Champaign County and found out that the State had already put two picnic tables near where we were going to put ours and said they needed tie rails more now than a picnic table. A motion was made to investigate putting tie rails up instead of the picnic table. Before the next meeting Kim Roberts and Bobbie Shields are going to get with Lin Imke and find out what type of tie rails and measurements, then get with State Park to approve the tie rails. Allen Shields and Keith Roberts are then researching the prices of the tie rails. Logan County OHC had eight of our members present at the State Chili Cook Off this year, John Porter made the chili. At the State meeting on Nov. 7, our club is running the 50/50, we also need to donate something nice for prizes and November 2021

County Lines auction. Since the State meeting is Nov. 7, a motion was made to move our next Logan County OHC meeting from the 7th to Sunday, Nov. 14 at East Liberty Community Room. Keith Roberts made a motion to donate to a needy veteran for Thanksgiving, it passed, so at the Nov. 14 meeting we are to bring canned food or nonperishable food items. After the meeting was adjourned, the bids on the silent auction were collected. Everything I took was bought and I ended up with $10 worth of stuff I think I will use. Our treasurer will have the results totaled from the silent auction for us at the next meeting. This is a wonderful time of year to get out on those trails, wishing everybody a safe and fun-filled fall riding season. ~Cynthia Orr LORAIN Dear Horse Friends, it’s that time of year to be thankful for all that we have been given. I for one am thankful for sunny crisp days with colorful leaves abounding, hot cider and turkey with stuffing; but especially for my family, friends and animals that have brought me so much joy over the years. We’d like to thank our November calendar sponsor Willow Creek Veterinary Service located in Medina. They offer compassionate, high quality full service veterinary care for horses, dogs and cats. You can visit them at www. willowcreekveterinary. com or reach them at 330/4104899. A correction to the October newsletter is that Sherry and Greg Miller of Endeavor Hot Air Balloon, LLC of Lorain County, Ohio, are the individuals that planned to volunteer their time, talent and balloon for tethered rides at our regional ride but due to the gusty weather were unable to do so. I apologize for the last name mix-up.

Jim, Dave and Laura at Pleasant Hill. November 2021

Cheryl with her mini out for a cart ride.

Question Quest game at the Regional Ride.

Tammy Whisler on Kay and Dee Elfrink on Patches.

The Pleasant Hill campout in September was really nice. We had good horseback riding weather, warm enough to get the kayaks out on the lake for an evening paddle and cool enough to enjoy sitting around the fire at night. The campgrounds were spruced up with new picnic tables and the lake was peaceful as not many boaters were out. The following weekend, roughly 24 people trucked down to the Chili Cook-Off hosted by Ashland OHC at Mohican State Forest for camping or at least to day ride. It was sunny, warm and lots of fun from what I heard. Lorain County got the ‘People’s Choice’ award for their chili which essentially means we cheered the loudest. Kudos to our chefs! Our Lorain OHC Regional Ride at Charlemont Reservation with camping at nearby ClareMar Twin Lakes Resort was held the last weekend of September. Thank you to all for helping, participating and supporting our 2021 Regional Ride. In spite of the weather teasing us with dark clouds and a few sprinkles our 2021 LCOHC Regional Ride was a success! Many businesses and private individuals donated beautiful items or gift cards for the silent auction and door prizes and Harrison Ford and Trailers donated cash prices for the Poker Run. The Question Quest was full of fun and informative questions that tested our knowledge about horse related topics. Door prizes were given to all those who participated in this event. Our silent auction was new this year and it went very smoothly. Almost every item was bid on and it brought in a good amount of money. We are planning to continue to improve the trails at Charlemont with funds earned from our regional ride. On Saturday, Nov. 6 we have a day ride planned at Wetmore in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We will ride out at 11 a.m. We are holding a membership meeting at the Carlisle Visitor Center in the Black River Room

on Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Due to the ongoing pandemic, sadly, we have decided to cancel our Christmas party that was scheduled for Dec. 4. However, Wednesday, Dec. 15 we are planning to have our packets available at the Carlisle Visitor Center and enjoy the Christmas lights that will be set up as a drive- through event. At this time we plan to take donations for lunch for the Carlisle park crew. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Kathy Duncan

been hoping they would like to share their experiences. I can share mine. Patches and I have enjoyed some clinics at Helge’s Horse training in Waynesville. We recently attended another Obstacle Clinic. Patches was a hot head, she was kind of mad. I think I know what was making her mad, I had to replace her curb chain, it was over 20 years old and worn out. Instead of replacing it with what she was already used to (chain) I got the full leather one. I think it was a bit snugger than what she is used to. I’ll get it replaced shortly, we had to delay our riding. In August we took a ride in Hocking. Tammy Whisler and I hooked up with some girls from Hocking OHC. Donna Shade was our trail guide. The trails were quite muddy. We rode the silver trail to the orange trail to the picnic area before airplane rock. Tammy and I did not go to airplane rock, we stayed at the picnic area. We got 12 miles in. We stopped frequently. Patches and Tammy’s horse Kay were fabulous. They both handled everything—hikers, road crossing, vehicles. We stopped at a creek, and all the horses had a blast splashing. They acted like kids. A few times I thought Patches was going to take us swimming. She really loves the water. She got along really well with all the new horses. On the way back, Patches slipped in the mud and kind of fell. All I remember was seeing her feet slip. I am not exactly sure how or if she went down. I just remember reaching up to get my foot out of the stirrup, did not even feel myself hit the ground. When I got up and back on Patches, I just had a slight soreness on my side. By the time we got back to Cowboy Larry’s I was in a lot of pain. So my husband packed us up and home we went. I worked all week in pain thinking I had a bruised muscle. The following Saturday I sneezed and that was it, my husband made me go to the ER. Diagnosis was three

MADISON By the time of this printing our chapter will have completed another fun successful season of gymkhana. We have met a lot of new people this season and have welcomed back season competitors. Our chapter enjoys offering this event to the local equine community. Without the support of not only our dedicated sponsors and competitors these games would not be. Tremendous thanks to our 2021 sponsors; ASE Feed and Supply located in Plain City, Parsons and Son Equipment located in West Jefferson, Tuffy Automotive located in Columbus, Calvin Access Control located in Radnor and state representative Kyle Koehler. The cost of insurance, arena fees and awards, it adds up. We are grateful for the sport of our sponsors. Please when you have the need to purchase from any of them mention our gymkhana and let them know that you appreciate their support. Our gymkhana chairwoman, Susan Hunter is already working with the Madison County Fairgrounds to get our next season dates reserved. Once the dates are confirmed I’ll share so you can start making plans to come ride and have fun with us. Our chapter still struggles with having meetings. We hope to get our required obligations in November, the voting of officers. We will get it accomplished. Some members have enjoyed getting out on the trails. I have



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Madison County OHC broken ribs. I’m fine and ready to get back to riding. For me October is a busy month. Patches and I are excited to explore the beautiful Ohio trails and meet and make friends. On a non horse or OHC business, my family is excited to share with everyone that we are the proud great grandparents of a beautiful healthy great grandson, his name is Zedrik. MEDINA We have a new monthly meeting location! For the winter months of November and December, March through May we will be meeting at the Hinckley Town Hall at the SW corner of SR 303 and SR3 (Ridge Road). Parking is available. Join us Nov. 3 for our election of officers and other club issues. Today’s watchword is ‘caution’. Yes, it’s pretty scary out there on the roads and two of our members are living (whew!) proof. Our Vice President Maureen Mizerak was involved in two accidents within a month. The second occurance damaging a car she just bought to replace the first one that was totaled. Karen Knuth was hit from behind and is now waiting on her replacement vehicle. What did that seargent on ‘Hill Steet Blues’ used to say? “Be careful out there!” We also want to extend our best wishes to Linda Weese, who has done so much for this chapter. She has had a stay in the hospital but is on the mend. Many of our OHC friends had fun again this year with the Cleveland Metro Parks Mounted Unit at Edgewater Park for ‘Take Your Horse to the Beach Day’. No, it’s really called Cleveland Metro Parks Beach Ride. Another great way for this organization to raise funds and for our members and their rides to catch a few waves. Now on the canine front, congratulations to Joyce Tretow 58

and her lovely Keeshond, Ariel for winning several firsts in two dog shows this year. She (Ariel) won Open Bitch classes and Reserve Winners despite some stiff competition. Congratulations to both! Our last scheduled work session with the park will be Nov. 13, weather permitting. All our work materials are staged for us, we just have to show up and flex our muscles. Based on conditions, we may also be leafblowing. Our trails are in great condition and we and our friends at Cuyahoga National Park are the reason. Join us at 9 a.m.; the meeting location will be available by one of our email blasts or contacting either Greg Monsanty ( or 330/658-3063) or Raydeen Ryden ( or 334/6637361) for information. Lastly, because it’s November and a time of the year for thanks, let’s all take a moment to thank those who have helped us through another challenging year. Thanks for good judgement, caution (there’s that word again!) and respect for others. Thanks for the love of our equine friends and our trail workers. Being thankful down in the valley, ~Rosemary

camp. Proceeds from this event were donated to a one-year-old child from the area who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. We pray our donations help Gibson Weaver and his family as they fight and win against cancer! So much work goes into keeping the horse camp nice and the trails rideable. Many members have contributed to this work including Paul Schuler, Kevin Meadows, Joe Maugans, and Keith. I apologize for leaving people out. I know there were more, but I did not manage to get names. I can not believe fall is already here with its crisp air, crunchy leaves, and shorter days. Enjoy every moment with your friends, family, and horses! ~Tonya



September and October hold a very special place in the hearts of Meigs OHC chapter members. The St. Jude’s Trail Ride and the Festival of the Leaves are opportunities for members to have fun, socialize with other horsey people, and raise money for great causes! Saddle Up for St. Jude was held at the Dill Farm on Sept. 18 and many members of our chapter went on the trail ride and donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Of note, members Carl and Linda Ball donated one gelding and three fillies to be auctioned off at the event and were recognized for raising the largest donation. Two of the donated horses were purchased by chapter members, Dave and Evelyn. In addition to these two excellent homes, the gelding, who was rescued and rehabilitated from the kill pen by Carl and Linda Ball was purchased for a teenage boy who was over the moon! October 2 was the Festival of the Leaves ride, potluck, and other events held at the AEP horse

Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving. This is a time to reflect on all the things we give thanks for. There is always something! I personally am thankful for my health, my wonderful farm life, my family and friends, healthy animals and a new Gypsy filly, Toodaloo, born Oct. 3. I could watch and play with her full time! November is also elections for officers. I have heard that Cindy B. is definitely not going to be president again. That leaves a big hole that needs filling. Might you want to take a turn at being president? You should be getting a 2022 membership renewal letter from OHC. You can mail your membership form and dues to our treasurer, Charlene. We are asking for snail mail sign up so we don’t lose track of you, Cindy B. says. We want you to rejoin or join! Stay tuned for where we will be holding our monthly meetings. They are held the first Tuesday of the month. I hope you get out riding and

The rescue, Curly, who was auctioned of for St. Jude’s.


Momma Dixie and her mini me, Toodaloo. enjoying the nice weather before winter arrives. Until next time, ~Jilleroo Karen PERRY From trips out of state to our normal 80 mile radius, the Perry Club is out there making hoof prints and acquiring new members. Over Labor Day several members participated in Fairfield County’s state ride at Scioto Trails. Again, this year that club did not disappoint. We had superb entertainment on Saturday night and what a potluck and auction on Sunday evening. Kudos to Chris and his team for putting on a wonderful event. The trails and campground were absolutely fantastic. Scioto Trails, nestled in southern Ohio, is famous for its views and hilly terrain. We always enjoy the trails there and this year they were in great condition. We also joined Coshocton County for their annual hog roast at AEP Conesville. As always it was a great time with good friends and good weather. We had a representative from Burr Oak State Park at the September meeting. Though he was not manager in charge, the young man had worked for over 10 years at Hocking State Forest and was very in tune with our needs at Burr Oak, where he has just started his position. The big take away from talking to

Campfire tales at Dillon. November 2021

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Donk meets cat.

him was that they are more than willing to assist us in fixing the issues on the trails and expanding the trails especially in the Wild Cat Hollow area which was our top request. It was a good meeting of the minds and I sure hope something comes of it. He commented he has never ridden a horse so perhaps we can change that. I think they would have a better understanding if they were on horseback. Our annual soup ride at Dillon the first weekend of October was another success with 37 in attendance and seven counties or at-large members. This year we gave away four Tractor Supply gift cards and our food included some delicious sloppy joe thanks to the efforts of Ben Stengle. Trails were in super shape thanks to the help of Craig and Charlene Santee, who are secondary members, but number one in our books! Craig and Charlene spend a lot of time clearing trails there and we appreciate them. Both days of riding were spectacular. Who can complain when you can stop for ice cream en route! The auction with Don Wagner also was a lot of fun. You never know what you’ll find. I can say next campout everyone needs to visit Craig because a whole lot of ‘bottles of fun’ were purchased by him and Charlene so I think they are expecting guests! It was great seeing Rick and Marsha Woofter attend with their squirrel dog, Sadie. Never have seen a dog tree a squirrel before but I guess that’s what a mountain cur does. She’s a cool dog especially with her little orange vest. The auction ended up a little wet when rains started right after the potluck, but we made do by squeezing into the shelter house. Thanks to Clark and Union OHC who were camping at Dillon during our ride. Not sure if they intended to do that again this year or not but hey, we’ll take it! Soup contest winners were Susie Reid, a new member for our club

who made the ‘bestest’ shrimp chowder, Charlene Schnarr from Clark County got second place with butternut squash soup, and Brenda Lehman who received third place for her seven can soup. All soups were so different and so tasty! Thanks to all the cooks and to Susie who donated her earnings back to the club! TSC gift cards were won by Becky Petee, Marsha Woofter, Heather Stengle and Brian Vorhees. On a down side, the Stengles had to trailer their horse, Piper, to OSU for care. We’re all hoping she’s OK. Plans are coming along for our annual after Christmas party. Looks like our date has been secured and room arrangements for $99 per night are set. Now to get the caterer lined up. I’m looking forward to all the new members joining us in January for this event. We’re looking ahead to the state OHC meeting in Delaware in November. Here’s hoping for a fantastic fall chocked full of multicolored leaves and sunny, crisp rides. Happy trails! ~Marianne

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PIKE October in Pike County brought a little more activity. I saw several trailers parked at the day parking area and have had several groups come riding through our property. Some of the members have been traveling across Ohio and Indiana to enjoy some great trail riding. Our October meeting day was spent on trail maintenance. We decided to improve our tie rails to safely make room for at least six horses and to possibly make some mounting blocks. While riding a couple of weeks ago to check for downed trees, I came upon a most unusual trail blockage. Approximately three quarters of a mile from the trail head, sat a Dodge pickup truck stuck on a water bar. Oh, and it

Trail obstacle, the burned truck. was burned to a crisp! Luckily, no one was injured and no one was still around, but it left quite a mess to be towed away. The Forest maintenance crew pulled it out with a bull dozer, then returned to the scene and repaired the damage to the trail. All is back to normal and the trail is draining again. I think I would rather meet a bow hunter than a burning truck on the trail. I encourage everyone to be cautious out on the trails and to ride with someone. Fall is a beautiful time to stack up those trail miles. Happy riding. ~Debby Sears PREBLE Where has this year gone? As you may know we held our State Ride on the first weekend in October this year as we do every year. Fortunately, this year we were holding it again but with no restriction! We want to thank everyone who came and participated. Believe it or not we had a packed campground for the weekend, all 49 sites were taken. Also thank you to all of those who donated items for our Chinese auction, especially Rural King of Greenville and Cox Saddlery of Hamilton. Many of our members made donations as well or went out and got donations for the Chinese auction, for that we are very grateful. We want to take a moment to thank everyone for all of the prayers and get well wishes. I had not told too many folks about what was going on, but on Sept. 2, I had a stomach cancer lesion along with part of my stomach removed. They also removed 15 lymph nodes, out of the 15 they found one lymph node with cancer cells. I will start a chemo regimen on Oct. 11, for eight to 10 treatments through a port by an IV. Continued prayers are


much appreciated. I thank Preble members Val and Debbie for the very nice throw. I also would like for all to send prayers for one of our members Danny Witt. He has been battling cancer for quite some time and sure could use prayers and encouraging words. Preble County OHC will hold their November meeting on the first Saturday in November. There will be the election of officers during that meeting. I’m not sure where the meeting will be held yet, but we will let everyone know by email and will post on the PCOHC Facebook page. I encourage everyone to take the time to rejoin or join our chapter for the 2022 year which is fast approaching, thank you in advance! As more folks are getting vaccinated things will be getting to a better place. We want to invite all horseback riders to come and enjoy the trails and campground at Hueston Woods State Park. We have been working on keeping the trails clear of fallen trees and making sure they stay safe for all to enjoy. John, Kela, Dennis, Donn, Eugene, Jill and I have worked on clearing trees on the trails. We also have been doing some work over on the C trail, diverting trails away from muddy spots to higher ground, markings on trees with orange rectangles, white arrows or blue arrows showing the way around those muddy areas. John and Dennis re-opened the trail at the dam that goes down toward the creek, makes a loop and comes back out up by lookout at dam. We will be doing some work on C trail with the grant money we received from state OHC. This is a matching grant so the $2,000 we received, our chapter will have to match. There is the switch back on the Blue trail and the bad spot on the Orange (C Trail) on Loop Road side that is very bad. We need to get it fixed so it is safer for riders and horses. If you have some spare time and want to help improve the trails give Donn a shout or text at 937/417-4358 or email Thank you in advance! We have ordered gravel for the ‘C’ trail project and Donn and Dennis are working with a gentleman who hopefully will be able to help us with the equipment part of the project. We have gotten equipment to work on these fixes for a month 59

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Tony always helping at White Star.

Great photos from 2021 State Ride for Preble County OHC. so hoping rain and weather will hold so this can be completed. The Hueston Woods DNR is helping out all that they can. We are keeping our fingers crossed, getting gravel back to where we need it on ‘C’ trail is a huge undertaking. We do need to take a moment and thank those who are out there and volunteering their time to help out with any and all projects. With many we can accomplish so much more as this helps keep all trails rideable and fun. We are seeing more riders are coming back after we repaired the trails. This gives us hope that with the more folks who come camp and ride the trails that the state will continue to look at how effective our repairs have been for Hueston Woods bridle trails and campground. Happy Veteran’s Day to all of our vets. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy the fall weather and the dry trails. Remember to bring your cans and bottles out that you take in when riding trails! Help us keep greener and cleaner bridle trails! Stay safe and I hope to see you all soon at our trails. ~Becky

group of people that were once acquaintances, that then became friends and are now family. Sandusky County has the greatest group of horsemen which are truly the example of what OHC is all about. I am thankful we are a part of that! I hope this Thanksgiving you have much to be thankful for. I know I do! We have been getting our riding in now that we missed the first part of summer. Who doesn’t like to ride in the fall! We had a great ride at Alum Creek where the trails are very nice and well maintained. I love all the options of trails there. You can go out for hours or just a couple of miles. You can be there for days and not head out on the same trail twice. Quite a few club members rode at the Erie County Poker Ride at Edison Woods. Wow, have they been working hard on those trails too! I can’t imagine how many loads of stone was hauled in to make the trails there more rideable when wet. The trails were very visibly marked and easy to follow. They had great door prizes, a 50/50, a Chance auction, and of course, great food. It was well put together and we had a great time. The yearly state ride, which was hosted by the NW Region ride was next, and even with the four inches of rain that came down just days before, it was

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Parker trying out the oxygen.

Erie County poker ride at Edison Woods. a huge success and a beautiful weekend. We couldn’t take our horses due to Al having too much to do at the event and me working, but everyone said the trails were perfect. Friday night was hamburgers and hot dogs with a 50/50 and door prizes. Saturday started out with some sprinkles then sunshine for the rest of the day. We had the Allen Twp Volunteer Fire Department come and talk to the horsemen about how they get to the trails and how they have purchased special equipment to come haul us out of the woods in an emergency. They showed us how they stabilize someone and then put them on the ATV. Then they wanted us to help them understand a few things about equines and what to and not to do. The kids then got to climb around in the truck and practice carrying 40 pound oxygen tanks. After, the kids had a treasure hunt where they all won a prize and also got to enjoy trick or treating. I’m sure there were other things going on, but I was with a four year old, so that’s all of my personal experiences. We had chicken quarters, shredded beef and pork made by wonderful volunteers that spent their whole day making. We had a live auction which had some amazing items, a silent auction, and then a table with donated items that you just put some money in a jar for. There was something for everyone. Helping Al these last couple of years makes me proud of how many hard working people that are out there. This isn’t and couldn’t be done by just a few people. This is a huge undertaking and event that takes a lot of people to help it run smoothly and to go off without a hitch. I’m sure every year it will just get better! Think all of that for free other than your camp spot. Of course they wouldn’t have money for next year without the generous


donations and the auction. Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We meet usually for supper at 5:45 p.m. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Also check out the state web page, Give your furry friend a pumpkin spice treat for the enjoyment they give us, life is good. ~Marla Sidell STARK The last few weeks I was able to attend rides at several different chapter’s events. The weather was perfect and the riding great. At Mosquito Lake with Trumbull County OHC we had to hunt for horseshoes hidden along the trail. This was an area where you learn to trust your horse on the trail. The area is really flat, but it is covered with fallen logs and limbs. If you watched the trail, you would miss all the horseshoes. Very nice prizes were awarded after the meal. Coshocton County had a nice turn out for their pig roast and auction at Fallon Park. I ventured there on Friday afternoon and ran into the ‘road closed’ signs. It was quite interesting how my GPS directed me around the detour. At one point on a very curvy, narrow steep road, the GPS lost signal! I had no idea where I was but was able to get on higher ground and got my signal back. Returning home, the road was opened which made it easier. The dinner that evening was wonderful and the auction had a lot of good items to bid on. After that it was off to Jefferson Lake State Park with Jefferson and Carroll Counties who held a joint ride. The trails were in great shape and the weather was perfect. It was so good to see riders I hadn’t seen in awhile and meet some new ones. Take care and stay safe. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT It’s the Fourth Quarter of 2021 already: can you believe it? COVID-19 and erratic weather patterns have made it difficult to find some semblance of normalcy this year. One thing is for certain, there is no shortage of leaves that will delight us with November 2021

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Back in the saddle soon.

New culvert at RHP. their autumn color extravaganza or the litter they will leave before the snow flies. Activities are returning to normal for the most part. Camping weekends and/or trail riding day rides have most our members racking up miles again. Our chapter has not planned any out of state trips in a few years and would like to take any suggestions for possible destinations in 2022. Joy Scala will be making her fall pilgrimage to the Morgan Nationals again this year. Her prize winning horses out of a dynasty from her mare Diva whom she lost this year continue to dominate the park horse championships. We wish them every success. Closer to home, we have had most of our activities at Richfield Heritage Preserve at the former Girl Scout Camp. During the warmer months we hold our meetings and fundraisers at the summer barn. In addition, Molly Eastwood and her crew of Marietta Tromp, Mark Eastwood, Pat Norris and Greg Monsanti installed a culvert to divert water in an especially wet area of the trails. Our thanks go out to everyone who put in the sweat equity to make this improvement. In an effort to let the Richfield community be aware of our involvement at the park, SCOHC had an information desk at Kirby Days at RHP’s Gund Hall. Molly Eastwood, Carolyn Sullivan and Joy Scala were there with brochures and DVD slide shows to showcase our activities from 2007 to 2020. This was my first foray into creating the shows in Windows 10 and then burning them to DVDs using my extensive photo files. It is amazing how many great opportunities members have had to enjoy, so many horse related activities through the years. The membership meeting was in October and was one of our most attended meetings since it is held at the Winery at Wolf Creek with guests and spouses November 2021

attending. There was plenty of good food, exceptional wines, and a howling good time. With the light of the full moon, all the revelry, and maybe a moment of sheer madness, someone might be overcome and volunteer to run for one of the chapter’s 2022 offices. In any case, the autumn leaves, forest setting overlooking the reservoir at dusk and moonlight were worth taking the risk. Our thoughts and wishes for a speedy recovery go out to Michelle Crew after a recent accident. More than one of us or our horses have had some lengthy injuries to overcome this year. It is my usual fall reminder that the deer are on the move. An eight point buck chasing three does at dusk narrowly missed hitting my truck this weekend. If you are out on the trails wear reflective or day glow clothing or make a little noise to let hunters know you are out there. Stay safe and live to ride another year. ~Joann Ulichney TRUMBULL Happy Thanksgiving to all our OHC friends and family from the members of the Trumbull County chapter. The last few weeks I was able to attend rides at several different chapters events. The weather was perfect and the riding great. As the riding season winds down we look back on the memories from this year; the many miles driven to the parks and forests and the miles of trails enjoyed by horseback. The 2021 steak gry weekend was well attended! The camping area was full, we had 19 riders on Saturday and 20 riders on Sunday! The horseshoe scavenger hunt was won by Terry Otto, second place was Terri Mort and third place went to Tammy Gilkison. Other winners were Carrie Needs, Judy Miller, Theresa Helberg, Becky Hoagland, Alison McKinley, Jo Ellen Reikowski, and Dwayne Goodings. We welcome new member Becky Hoagland and welcome

Equine Trail Sports awards.

Trumbull County OHC back to Alison McKinley! We are all so very fortunate to be a part of a great organization designed for all aspects of the Ohio horse industry. Membership forms will soon be in the mail; please be mindful of the enormity of the duties in the membership office and submit your forms in a timely manner. Similar courtesy needs to be given to the trail miles reporter for your chapter. ~Kathryn Bartow UNION Happy fall! The changing colors of the trees have added dramatic beauty to our trail rides. Union County members joined Delaware and various other counties to celebrate Autumn at Alum. It was a great time with lots of riding, food, an auction, and a 50/50. If you have not ridden Alum Creek State Park in the autumn, now is the time to do so. Alum is one of the prettiest parks to ride in the fall, particularly the Maple Glen trail. After a rough summer, Jim and Debbie are back in the saddle and plan on getting in some riding this autumn. Jim’s trail horse, Joey, completed his gig as a 4-H horse project in September. He competed in the horse shows at the Richwood Independent Fair and the second 2021 Summer Series Open Horse Show. He excelled in the hunter and

Potluck at Autumn at Alum.


Union County OHC members. ranch classes. Jim and Debbie, participated in the Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Horseback at Thayer Ridge Park hosted by the Knox County Chapter. Although they did not find enough items to win, they enjoyed the trails and hanging out with the other riders. Thank you to Knox County OHC for hosting such a fun event. September 14 marked our first in-person meeting since Covid began. We had kept up with Zoom meetings but there is nothing like getting together with food and friends. Karen and Blue attended an Equine Trail Sports event in late September where they placed second and fourth in their events. Blue also earned his Copper Carrot Award and, Karen earned her Copper Star Award. Union County hopes everyone has a safe and wonderful fall riding. Until next month, happy trails. ~Karen Holland WARREN Every year at our November meeting, we elect new officers for next year. We have several officers desiring to step down (pretty much everyone but our treasurer Diane, who thankfully is happy where she is). They will still be involved with the chapter, but prefer to do it as a ‘regular’ member rather than an officer. If you might be interested in serving, please contact an officer or trustee. Information will be in the newsletter. After that, we 61


Warren County OHC don’t meet in December. We will resume meetings again in January. Hopefully, next month I will have news from our Founders Day dinner. I wasn’t smart enough to contact someone to get photos and news before I wrote this. I usually go and take photos myself, but this year I ducked out to go to a concert. I really missed live music last year so I’m making up for lost time. As usual, my news is otherwise mostly about the Over the Hill Gang, as that seems to be where I see people the most. We’ve been working mostly around camp, trying to fix a few mud holes on the beginning of Solidago and on Moonlight Vista. There are also a couple of nasty spots on Farmer’s Trace, just above the cut-through. They are slated for repair when time allows, but for now I would advise people to avoid that top end and use the cut through. We’re also still working on cutting brush back, especially on the parts of Farmer’s that we didn’t get to on the August work day. At least the growing season is about over now, so we might be able to make some headway. As usual, I will remind anyone who wants to submit news and / or photos, I’m always looking for it. Photos this month are my trail markers for my endurance ride: Kris Green, Judy Bowman, Belinda Snell and Janet Burnett. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Mickie 62

Howdy partners! Washington County OHC members are happy fall is in full swing with cooler weather, beautiful color on the trees, and lots of trail riding! Our club enjoyed participating in a kid’s ride at Kinderhook in honor of National Public Land Days on Sept. 25. We had 63 children, plus several moms who jumped on for that first ride. Eleven OHC members, plus a couple of folks who saw the post and brought horses to share in the early ride and with the kid’s ride. We had nine horses in the rotation and each child could ride up to three times, do the math, that was a lot of walking for people who ride because they do not like to walk! This event has always been very enjoyable not only for the kids, but for us as well to see the smiles on their faces. We would also like to send a thank you to Janet and Chris from Wayne National Forest who were there and helped in a big way as well. All in all, it was a great day! We would like to give special recognition to one of our members, Sharon Headley. Sharon participated in the Annual 30 Mile Ride at Hocking Hills. Sharon is the one person who rode and completed the trail all three years! Congratulations Sharon for promoting trail riding and our club. Upcoming is our final club ride at Strouds Run State Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, to start at 11 a.m. We hope to see a lot of our members there to share this beautiful fall ride. Remember, the Nov. 4 meeting is when we have our election of officers. Think about how you might be able to step up and serve our OHC group next year. As the saying goes “It takes a village.” I hope everyone has an enjoyable time on the trails this fall and be sure to keep track of those miles. We will start collecting mileage records at the December meeting as well as renewing our membership for another year! Happy trails! ~ Debbie Johnson

A dogs life at Pine Creek Horseman’s Camp. canine friends join us for the fun. The trails were muddy in spots, but spectacular in scenery. We broke into small groups of riders according to our speed, skill level and desired length of ride, which seemed to make for very safe fun rides for everyone. We joined together every evening for dinner in the pavilion. The owner was kind enough to let us take over the upper pavilion and it made a great gathering place for coffee in the morning to plan our rides and for dinner in the evening and campfire before turning in for the night. The meals were absolutely delicious. Trudy, our excellent organizer and hostess, split us into groups depending on when we were arriving at camp. Each night a different group made supper for everyone. It makes it so much easier to plan, pack and camp when you only have to cook supper one night! Although we focused on preparing easy meals, the food was all absolutely delicious and no one went away hungry. There was live entertainment Saturday night with a local musician which made a very nice ending to a great week. Two weeks later, we all gathered again at Malabar State Farm for Heritage Days and our annual pony ride fundraiser. Although we do it as a fundraiser, it is always amazing how many kids come back every year and request to ride the same horse. It is so satisfying to see those smiles. There were 37 adult volunteers and several kids helped out as well. Notably, Kennedy and Jet, helped fetch and run for anything needed and helped make sandwiches for lunches for the volunteers. Pam and Travis Miller brought their trailer down and set up near the ring with the

WAYNE Wayne County OHC members have certainly made the most of the beautiful fall weather this September. It started with a weeklong camp out at Pine Creek in Hocking Hills. There were 17 rigs and 24 campers in attendance. We also had five

Kim and Karen at Pine Creek.


Elsa on Ramey. food and drink which offered some much needed respite from the work and sun during the day. Kudos to our officers, Marlene Smalley, Kim Scarbourgh, Leigh Litman and Trudy Schmidt who started planning this event in early summer. They were so organized, that the setup only took one and half hours and the tear down only 30 minutes. Malabar was kind enough to block the camp grounds for us so that anyone who wanted to camp with their horses could do so free of charge that weekend. We had a meeting and supper Saturday night with 25 in attendance. Thanks also goes out to Steve Wickersham and Bettie Miller for loaning us the kids favorite ponies, Casper and Cookie. They were a big hit with the littlest riders. As the days get shorter, Tuesday night rides at Mohican were cancelled in early September. The trails are still in great shape thanks in great part to the work of Tom Bahl, Nancy Strayer and Marilyn Conley who are diligent beyond the call of duty in helping to clear downed trees off the trails. Please beware of the ground bees at Mohican this time of year. Unfortunately, they attacked riders on both the Yellow and South Blue trails. Two of our members took amazing trips this month. Marlene Smalley met her college friend to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail. They have been doing this every year, since college and have almost completed the entire trail. I won’t say how many years they have been hiking. Nancy Strayer went on the amazing Red Rock ride in Utah. Her pictures were amazing and made me put it on my bucket list for sure! As we head into late fall and the shoes come off our trail horses, please be safe and enjoy the remaining good weather. Happy Trails to you all. ~Susan Baker November 2021

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