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 Common Feed Ingredients—Byproducts Aren’t Bad! ............. 38 Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 42 The Cowboy Perserverance Ranch........................................ 26 Destination: Delaware, Ohio ................................................... 64 Farnam Celebrates Milestone .................................................. 6 How to be the Best Health Advocate for Your Horse .............. 28 Is it Worth it?........................................................................... 36 Ride In Sync ........................................................................... 18 TrailMeister ............................................................................. 34 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 52 Western Dressage .................................................................. 22 Club News Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club ........................................ 12
The Corral Staff Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email ......................................................email@example.com
WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ........ Bobbie Coalter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Robert Eversole ............................. Lisa Kiley, Dr. Nettie Liburt, Terry Myers, Sarah Vas Guests: .................Kelley Bitter, Wendy Hauser, Christine Weisgarber NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 10 ............................................................................... OCTOBER 2021 OCTOBER 2021 DEADLINE ..................................... SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 30 Central Ohio Saddle Club Association.................................... 58 Colorado Ranger Horse Association ...................................... 32 Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc. 12 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 20 Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 14 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 58 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 16 Mid-Eastern Farriers Association............................................ 48 Mid Ohio Dressage Association................................................ 8 Mid-Ohio Marauders ............................................................... 56 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ..................................... 30 Northern Ohio Outlaws ........................................................... 56
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Farnam Celebrates Milestone with Spectacular 75th Anniversary Giveaway
arnam has been keeping horses healthy and happy since the company was founded in 1946. In honor of the trusted partnerships that have united Farnam and the equine community across the decades, the company is marking its diamond anniversary with a special event for its loyal customers. Horse owners are invited to enter Farnam’s 75th Anniversary Giveaway. Front and center is the Grand Prize, a 2021 Farnam-branded John Deere® Gator® XUV835M (approximate retail value, $18,000), loaded with $1,000 worth of Farnam® products including supplements, fly control, hoof care and grooming. In addition, there will be 10 first prizes featuring $75 worth of popular Farnam® products in a handy five-gallon bucket. Since its earliest days, Farnam has been committed to providing horse owners with the best horse care products. This enduring dedication to the equine community set the company apart—and still does. With over 100 products on the market today, Farnam is recognized as a leader in the industry. Its wide-ranging selection of equine essentials— from fly control, dewormers, grooming, and hoof and leg care products to wound care treatments, leather care, stable supplies and supplements—is unmatched. The 75th Anniversary Giveaway begins August 9, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. (PDT), and entries will be accepted through December 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT). Only one entry is allowed per person. You must be a horse owner and legal U.S. resident of one of the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia and 18 or older as of Aug. 9, 2021 with a valid driver’s license to enter. Please visit farnam.com/75-giveaway for complete rules.
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.
Mid Ohio Dressage Association
Forever Young; MODA Congratulates our Century Club Inductees PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.midohiodressage.org
by Karen Kent The Century Club recognizes North American dressage riders and horses whose combined ages total 100 years or more. Horse and rider perform a dressage test of any level, at a show, and are scored by a dressage judge. The Century Club was formed at The Dressage Foundation in 1996, at the suggestion of Max Gahwyler (CT). As of July 1, 2021 there have only been 503 inductees. Among those are MODA founding member Nancy Wentz, who in 2018 rode Grenadine to become number 352. Nancy will be featured in next month’s Corral. In July, Nancy was joined
by MODA member Susie Klingelhafer. Susie rode her 27 year old Andalusian, Peregrino in First 1. When contacted by this author for permission to use her story; Susie said, “Absolutely! The Century Ride really brought home to me the beauty of the sport and how glorious it is to live with horses in your life and heart.” Below is the biography Susie submitted to the Dressage Foundation. Thank you Susie for allowing me to share your beautiful words. Peregrino is my retired show horse; now trail companion. We never achieved the glory I imagined was in our future but, I have always loved, and reveled in, his beauty and spirit. I heard about the Century Club, added up our years and started babbling to friends and family about doing this Century Ride. On July 25, at Amy Rothe-Hietter’s South Wind Stables in Pataskala, Ohio, we did it! It was wonderful! Our day was filled with joy and good wishes of friends, family, and many fellow equestrians. As I prepared for our ride
I had pulled out Peregrino’s old dressage bridle. After each practice I would clean and condition it. As our rides progressed the stiff leather softened, and so did we. The day before our ride I went through the usual pre show rituals. I polished the brass buckles and name plate. As I did this, I experienced such a flood of feelings. How many times have I hurried through these chores; bathing, packing, polishing. But this day I experienced these acts as sacred rituals. I felt overwhelmed with gratitude for our journey. The Century Ride stands out as an enormous life event. The day was made even more wonderful because my 17-yearold granddaughter was showing, same day, same show, same test. My husband, Fred, has become a locally renowned test caller and has supported Peregrino and I every step of the way. My journey has taken me from horse crazy, Southern California, city kid, to this wonderful day in Ohio, surrounded by friends, family, and my beloved Peregrino.
Peregrino is PRE and his name means, spiritual traveler. He is perfectly named. The Century Ride has shown me that dreams can come true for a horse crazy kid. Gracias to the Dressage Foundation, you’ve been wonderfully encouraging. Thank you to the members of The Ohio Dressage Society and the Mid Ohio Dressage Association. You are heroes of the sport of Dressage. My heart is filled with love and gratitude for all the beautiful horses that have carried me on my journey.
Wayne County Saddle Club
Roundup in September Offers Two Days of Free Fun Shows PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE, waynecountysaddleclub.com
Probably the only actual ‘news’ this time is that, due to a rain out, the make-up Pleasure show will, indeed, be Oct. 2. Of course, we still have September and October to go here at the ‘Hollow.’ One special show is the ‘Open to the World’ contest show at the Wayne County Fair on Sept. 11. Details follow: entry booth opens at 7 a.m. The show will start at 8 a.m. Entries are $5 per class (cash only please) with $4 jackpotted for the firsth through fifth places and ribbons given for the sixth through tenth. Classes: stake bend, poles, and barrels. There is a possibility of also running ball race and flag race if time permits. Call 330/201-2222 or 330/6075106 for more information. We are pleased and again honored the fair board honors us with
this responsibility during what’s arguably the top county fair in Ohio. 4-H horse shows continue through the week along with numerous equine events plus, of course, superior agricultural exhibits. Why not join us at the Wayne County Fair? Remaining events at the ‘Hollow’ include the ‘Roundup’ Sept. 25-26 with its two-days of free fun shows, Saturday night Christian music, and Sunday morning church. It’s all open to the public; the shows and entertainment are free; and camping is permitted. (The ‘worship group’ puts the weekend on as a thank you to the saddle club for allowing us to meet
there Sundays.) It’s a beautiful reminder of the presence of the Good Lord. Information is available at 330/607-5106. The season comes to a close in October this year. A fun show Oct. 1; the Pleasure show Oct. 2, and the final planned activity of the year—Fun Show on Oct. 29. Information on all the activities can be seen on the club website. So, even though there’s a good bit more to go and the season has been another good one, it’s never too early to thank all the good folks who have been part of mak’n it happen. I’m not gonna try to name names because I’d be sure to forget somebody. I just want to thank you all! It’s been
another great year, thanks to your diligent and satisfying efforts. Members are always welcome to ride in the arena and/or the trails between shows. But please, do not tie horses to trees and last one out close the gate when you leave. Fall is my favorite time of year for just plain riding. I hope to get more saddle time in at the ‘Hollow’ and other cool spots around Ohio this year. God’s awesome beauty is especially obvious from the back of a good solid horse—to me, at least. And I praise Him for allowing me the opportunity. The worship group meets Sundays at 11 a.m. Welcome! ~Stan
Flatlanders Dressage & Combined Training Association, Inc.
First In-House Schooling Show a Success PRESIDENT, Pat Boutwell VICE PRESIDENT, Jill Christopher TREASURER, Cynthia Klingler SECRETARY, Shelley Zwiebel WEBSITE, www.flatlandersdressage.com
by Heather Bonifas The Flatlanders Dressage Club
enjoyed this season’s first in-house schooling show on Saturday, July 31 at Pat Boutwell’s beautiful facility near Bluffton, Ohio. The weather was absolutely perfect as the participants practiced, then rode their tests. Our gracious judge, Gail Berquin, was so beneficial to all who rode for her. Not only did she give fair and helpful scores and notes to review, but
actually coached us for a better ride next time after our tests were completed. Her sage advice was much appreciated. She coached us on straightness, teaching our horses to give at the poll without being too ‘handy’, and so much more. Those who participated rode two or three tests each. After the tests were finished, we all sat down together for
lunch inside Pat’s workshop. We all shared stories and the delicious, carry-in style buffet. Now, with this first show under our belts we are looking forward to the next of the four scheduled shows at Jonna Shumway’s farm in late August. Remember to enjoy every day this summer with family, friends and the stunning animals He has provided you. God Bless.
Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club
And That’s a Wrap, Plans Under Way for 2022 Show Season PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Jean Yancer; TREASURER, Ashley Christian; WEBSITE, ashlandpaintandplain. com; EMAIL, paintandplaininfo@ yahoo.com
by Chesna Wertz Hi everyone! I hope this finds you all well, and enjoying the now late summer. Hard to believe as of this writing, we are in mid August. Fall will be here before we know it! Ashland Paint and Plain wrapped up our final show of our 2021 series on Aug. 14-15, under judge Kathryn Boggetta. It’s hard to believe our final show is now behind us, as it seems like it was just yesterday we had our April show! It was a very well attended show, with many talented horses and riders. A big thank you to everyone who came out and showed with us, not only for August, but all year. We greatly appreciate every one of you! With this being our final show of the year, our 2021 high point winners were also named. Congratulations to everyone! Here is a list of all our High Point winners: $100 SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION: Chesna Wertz; Reserve: Doug Hanna LEAD LINE AND SMALL FRY SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION: Ruby O’Conner; Reserve: Paige Scott W/T SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Lilly O’Conner SHOWMANSHIP 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Chesna Wertz; Reserve: Grace Smith SHOWMANSHIP 14-18 CHAMPION: Paige Kingery; Reserve: Tana Smucker SHOWMANSHIP 13 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Aliyah Smucker LEADLINE 8 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Paige Scott LONGE LINE CHAMPION: Cee My Cash In Flames
$500 WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: Illini Saige $100 WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: Illini Saige SMALL FRY WT HUS CHAMPION: Ruby O’Conner; Reserve: Lola Cecil WT HUS 10-18 CHAMPION: Lilly O’Conner; Reserve: Tana Smucker SMALL FRY WT EQUITATION CHAMPION: Ruby O’Conner; Reserve: Lola Cecil WT HUS 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Chesna Wertz WT EQUITATION 10-18 CHAMPION: Lilly O’Conner; Reserve: Sophia Cleis WT EQUITATION 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Chesna Wertz GENERATION GAP WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: To Smart To Be Juiced; Reserve: Hot N Bearly Time $100 HUS CHAMPION: R Good Bargain; Reserve: White Hot N Rockin HUS 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Casey Lehman HUS 14-18 CHAMPION: Madison Miller; Reserve: Macey Belmont HUS 13 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Averie Tackett; Reserve: Isabella Campanelli JUNIOR HUS CHAMPION: Funk Machine; Reserve: Bar B A Chexy Chick SENIOR HUS CHAMPION: R Good Bargain; Reserve: Repeat Investor $100 EQUITATION CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Sydney Jones EQUITATION 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Doug Hanna EQUITATION 14-18 CHAMPION: Sydney Jones; Reserve: Maura Flanagan EQUITATION 13 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Averie Tackett; Reserve: Isabella Campanelli WT TRAIL CHAMPION: Sierra Della Deluxe; Reserve: Illini Saige WTL TRAIL CHAMPION: White Hot N Rockin; Reserve (tie): Lord Whatta Version and A Lucky Mac TRAIL IN HAND CHAMPION: Illini Saige; Reserve: Bar B A Chexy Chick PLEASURE DRIVING CHAMPION: Outlaw Black Bart; Reserve: Yahtzee $100 HALTER CHAMPION: Repeat Investor HALTER MARES CHAMPION: Repeat Investor; Reserve: Illini Saige
AP&P 2021 Horse of the Year Coy Lil Frosty (on right), owned by Taylor Rebman and AP&P 2021 Reserve Horse of the Year White Hot N Rockin, owned by Doug Hanna HALTER STALLIONS AND GELDINGS CHAMPION: CF Wicked Fancy Bonanza; Reserve: White Hot N Rockin PERFORMANCE HALTER CHAMPION: Repeat Investor; Reserve (tie): Lope N Good and CF Wicked Fancy Bonanza REINING CHAMPION: To Smart To Be Juiced RANCH HORSE WT PATTERN CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: To Smart To Be Juiced RANCH HORSE PATTERN CHAMPION: Too Smart To Be Juiced; Reserve: Docs Lopin Image RANCH HORSE WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: Too Smart To Be Juiced RANCH HORSE PLEASURE CHAMPION: Too Smart To Be Juiced RANCH HORSE CONFORMATION CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: Bar B A Chexy Chick OPEN DISCIPLINED RAIL CHAMPION: White Hot N Rockin; Reserve: R Good Bargain $500 WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: AA Certain Charlie $100 WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Coy Lil Frosty; Reserve: Repeat Investor SMALL FRY WT WP CHAMPION: Ruby O’Conner; Reserve: Lola Cecil WT WP 10-18 CHAMPION: Sophia Cleis; Reserve: Madelynn Groesser SMALL FRY WT HMS CHAMPION: Ruby O’Conner; Reserve: Lola Cecil WT WP 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Jeannie Cook WT HMS 10-18 CHAMPION: Lilly O’Conner; Reserve: Sophia Cleis WT HMS 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Barb Lehman
GENERATION GAP WT PLEASURE CHAMPION: Lazy As I Wanna Be; Reserve: It’s All Lazy $100 WP CHAMPION: R Good Bargain; Reserve: Lazy As I Wanna Be WP 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Doug Hanna WP 14-18 CHAMPION: Abigail Groesser WP 13 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Averie Tackett JUNIOR WP CHAMPION: Funk Machine; Reserve: Bar B A Chexy Chick SENIOR WP CHAMPION: Lazy As I Wanna Be; Reserve: R Good Bargain $100 HMS CHAMPION: Doug Hanna; Reserve: Grace Smith HMS 19 AND OVER CHAMPION: Taylor Rebman; Reserve: Doug Hanna HMS 14-18 CHAMPION: Sydney Jones; Reserve: Paige Kingery HMS 13 AND UNDER CHAMPION: Averie Tackett
At the end of it all, the winner of the Leo and Carol Raab and Keith and Cathy Klier Memorial Horse of the Year (HOTY) rotating trophy was awarded to Coy Lil Frosty, owned by Taylor Rebman. Reserve HOTY, White Hot N Rockin, owned by Doug Hanna. Congratulations to both of you! A big thank you to everyone who supported our shows for the 2021 season! We are already starting to plan for 2022, and hope to make it even better! September 2021
Ohio Western Horse Association
Congratulations to the OWHA Youth who Showed at Ohio State Fair PRESIDENT, Greg Leidel VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Ranee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Megan Gossard WEBSITE, www.owha.org
This years Ohio State Fair is now one for the record books. We are very happy that so many of our OWHA youth club member showed up and represented OWHA extremely well. Following are the members and their projects listed in alphabetical order. Samantha McDaniel placed first in Quilting, first in Shopping Savy, second in designed by me, second accessories for teens. She also exhibited in family treasure hunt. Samantha will be exhibiting all these projects at the Allen County Fair along with her horses and chickens. The Rabel Girls (Reese and Cora) come from Auglaize County. Cora Rabel (14-18) placed fourth in key hole at the Ohio State Fair. Reese also showed her pony in the
(14-18) winning fifth in Barrels, sixth in poles, sixth in stakes, seventh in keyhole. The girls also placed fantastic at their county fair. Cora won grand champion barrels (14-18), reserve champion poles (14-18), she raised the born and raised barrow champion. Reese also shined winning grand champion speed and control, third and fourth in barrels, she raised the grand champion market gilt and also raised the born and raised champion market gilt. The following youth are all residents of Hardin County. Kade Stump received grand champion (14-18) pony barrels. This was a bittersweet win for it was her last Ohio State Fair and it was also her daddy’s birthday who passed away a few years
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ago. She received fifth in pony stakes, and eighth in pony poles. Lauren Mullins (9-13) pony placed sixth in key hole. Madisynn Gossard (9-13) pony placed fifth in pony barrels, ninth in pony poles, third in pony stakes, and fourth in pony keyhole. Weston Haudenschield (9-13) pony placed eighth in poles, and fourth in stakes. Weston also showed a Simmental heifer and received a second place and a fifth place. Michaela Haudenschield showed breeding stock lambs and received
Knox County Horse Park
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great revues placing in the top 10 with both her lambs. Congratulations to all youth members who exhibited at the Ohio State Fair. We would also like to send out a great big thank you to the adults who help make these accomplishments possible. The Fall Round up is Sept. 2426. Join us in Urbana for a great weekend. Camping and stalls are available and don’t forget the team tournament. Our 300 club winner of the month was Greg Claybaugh. Congratulations Greg!
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
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The Knox County Horse Park is located at 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The membership meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Shelter House. For individuals who participate at the fun shows there is a high point buckle award. The award is sponsored by the Knox County Horse Park. You do not need to be a member of the park to participate. The Fun Shows are the second Saturday of the month June through October except in September. The rain date is the following Saturday. Come and enjoy the fun.
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SEPT. 11: Participating in the Fredericktown Tomato Show Parade SEPT. 12: Delaware All Horse Parade SEPT. 13: KCHP membership meeting, 7 p.m. SEPT. 18: Fun Show, 10 a.m. OCT. 9: Fun Show, 10 a.m. OCT. 11: Membership meeting at the Parks shelter house. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates. September 2021
Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.
MTRA’s Schedule PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, www.mtra.org EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE, 989/723-1425
by Kristen Humble The fall is one of the best times to ride and the Michigan Trail Riders Association (MTRA) has a great variety of ways to increase your fun on the trail. We thoroughly enjoyed our August family ride and our annual banquet which was held at Ranch Rudolf in northern Michigan. It was such a treat to reconnect with old friends and make a few new ones too! We are just starting the second month of our three-month virtual ride and would love for you to come join us. This new division of MTRA offers two virtual ride options a year and the one we’re doing right now is a selfpaced challenge to ride the
distance of our shore to shore trail on your own time, in any location you please between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31. All you do is sign up at https://mtravirtual. orderpromos.com/ and select the shirt you would like to receive for participating and then you log your miles once a week digitally in our Facebook page, ‘MTRA Virtual Ride 2021’. To receive extra prizes and challenge our riders, we are allowing riders to enter as many times as they would like up until Oct. 1 to see how many ‘crossings’ you could make by Oct. 31. If you are an MTRA member you will also win a trophy for each 235 mile crossing you complete in the time limit. We track your
mileage on a spreadsheet that shows which camp you would be at in the actual ride and we share a lot of stories and photos on our group Facebook page. For more information check out the Facebook group page, read the rules, and then come join the fun! Out on the actual shore to shore trail we will be hosting an opportunity to earn two trophies in September. The Criss Cross ride starts at Stoney Creek this year on Sept. 9 and riders will enjoy riding camp to camp
Premier Mount N Trail
Fundraiser Competition Scheduled for September 11 PRESIDENT, Cynthia Bauman VICE PRESIDENT, Becky Burnell SECRETARY, Heidi Daugherty TREASURER, Gloria Bandy PHONE, 330/854-5400 EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.premiermountntrail.com
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daily heading south to Elk Hill, Johnson’s Crossing, and Walsh Road before beginning a journey east to Luzerne, McKinley, South Branch, River Road and Oscoda to earn the first trophy. If you can’t get enough, then you can choose to keep going because starting Sept. 17 you start working your way to the west to complete a full 235 miles traditional route going camp to camp from Oscoda at Lake Huron to Empire at Lake Michigan by Sept. 28. This ride is a great way to see the trails and win two trophies! Please check it out on the MTRA website to get more information, consult the ride calendar, and get signed up. Join us on our rides, there’s so much to be excited about in the MTRA. Check out our website at www.mtra.org and our Facebook pages to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on!
September will be exciting competitions for the Premier Mount N Trail (PMT) members. Holland Western Saddle Club (HWSC) Extreme Mountain Trail, Creek Side Horse Park, Spencer Lake Farm Trail Park, Premier Mount N Trail will all hold double point competitions. Double C Farm in Clarksburg, MD, held a competition in August. Plans are underway for Creek Side Horse Park’s big event weekend and Championship Competition Sept. 18 and 19. Patterns for this big event will be posted one month prior in order for competitors to practice. Be sure to watch for announcements on the Creek Side Horse Park Facebook page. Spencer Lake Farm held its
grand opening of the new trail park on Aug. 21 and 22. All competitors are encouraged to look for information on the Spencer Lake Farm Facebook page and registrations will be available on the Spencer Lake Farm website. PMT is looking forward to hosting our fundraiser competition at Spencer Lake Farm on Sept. 11. Watch our Facebook page and website for more information. With this great summer year, we encourage our members to continue tracking all the hours they do of ground work and ride with their horses. These hours can be reported monthly or by the Oct. 31 deadline in order to received the great RIDE Program Rewards. The 2021 season complete standings have been posted to the Premier Mount N Trail website. We encourage everyone to take a look, don’t hesitate to let us know if you have questions. Contact each park on Facebook or website for more details. www.premiermountntrail.com www.creeksidehorsepark.com www.doublecfarm.net www.hwsc.clubexpress.com www.spencerlakefarm.com September 2021
Ride In Sync
Things You Should Know When Sending Your Horse to a Trainer
by Terry Myers
here are a lot of considerations when you send your horse to a trainer. Finding one that is going to be compatible with your horse, your goals for your horse and your personality can be a challenge. Be willing to do some research and interview the
trainers at their facility. Have have your horse up to date on rear up and go over backwards. realistic goals and discuss time vet care, dental care, hoof care, I mention the issue to the owners frames with the prospective chiropractic care and worming. and I get the response; “Oh, trainer. I frequently hear people I have had so many situations I didn’t think they would do say my horse needs work on where I get a horse in for that for you” or “Gee are they collection at the lope. But what training, start working with them still doing that?” The trainers’ they really need is to learn trying to figure out why they income and livelihood depends collection starting at the walk and have issues such as cinchy-ness, on being able to get up and go to trot. All of this takes time. Also giving to the bit, bending or even work every day. Don’t put your have a realistic understanding of wanting to move forward. So, I trainer at risk by not wanting to what your horse is capable of. start trying to eliminate physical be honest about behavior issues. Know the barn rules for your Back in the ‘olden’ days of my trainer. I have an open barn youth (I know that’s going policy, but that doesn’t back a ways), horses Have realistic expectations mean I want owners did not have to be driving up the as well trained to regarding the amount of time driveway at 9:00 at be competitive, but wanting to talk they did everything a horse needs to learn new skills, tonight me. I want to know and then went home when people are coming and went trail riding. especially a young horse. to the barn in the event I am not Today horses are more there. Showing up with a hoard specialized, doing only one discipline or type of discipline issues. In doing so, I have found of friends and family, wanting to and doing it very well, which major problems such as dental show off your horse is a major issues, chiropractic problems, no-no. Take into consideration takes a lot of training and time. Before going to the trainer, ulcers, foot/leg problems and that the trainer has a job to do neurological problems. The horse and his/her barn is their place of had a physical issue that has also business. Visitors can get in the caused a mental roadblock. After way and slow the trainer from solving the physical issue, I then getting horses worked. Every need to work with the horse to person who walks into the barn is help them realize that they are a significant liability risk for the trainer. I struggle with trying to not going to hurt anymore. Have your horse in good make my barn a welcoming place physical condition. Don’t send while trying to manage potential a horse to the trainer that is liability. Most people have no too thin or obese. For a thin idea the amount of insurance that horse, I have to put pounds on a trainer must have to limit risk. them before I can expect them Let’s face it, even the quietest to build the muscle mass to be horse can unpredictably cause able to work. Sometimes with a injury. I hate the term ‘bomb thin horse, I have to train twice proof horse’. They are flight because once they have put on animals and unforeseeable things the 75 or so pounds, they have happen. Usually, most trainers have an energy (and an attitude) that they didn’t have before. With their own tack and don’t need to the obese horse, I should be use yours. I have people ask me; concerned with issues that the “Do you want me to bring my excess weight and pounding bit, bridle, saddle?” I have all the can cause with the legs and tack and tools to do my job. Over back, plus over exertion. It’s no the many years I have been doing different than a person starting this, I have developed opinions about what type of tack/tools and exercise program. Tell the trainer about any bad work for me. These tools are not habits including: behavior in the more severe, but they are higher stall, when tied or cross-tied, quality. For instance, my snaffle being tacked and being ridden. bits are of a quality and size that Also be honest about your I find balanced and effective, or experience with the horse. So my reins have heavy ends, lay many times, a horse comes in for in my hands better and are of a training and I have a ‘slight’ issue weight and quality to be safe and such as they try to kick me in the effective. Just like a carpenter stall, break the cross ties, buck has an opinion on what brand and like a rodeo bronc or just plain models of tools they prefer, I S HORSEMEN’S CORRAL
Ohio Quarter Horse Association
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2021 SPECIAL EVENTS The 2021 special events tickets are available for purchase online at quarterhorsecongress.com. OCT. 3: Congress Cutting Champions Challenge, Coliseum, presented by Cinch OCT. 8: PBR Bull Riding, Coliseum, presented by Gerri Leigh Pratt OCT. 9: Congress Freestyle Reining, Colisuem, presented by dac OCT. 23: Congress Masters, Celeste, presented by The Equine Chronicle Stay up to date on the latest Congress news by following us on Facebook (@quarterhorsecongress), Instagram (@qhcongress), and Twitter (@qhcongress). The 2021 The Little Buckeye show was a huge success! Overall, there was a 20 percent increase over 2020 with over 7,000 total entries!
The Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association would like to thank all the supporters of the show, including some of our partner sponsors for their support: Buckeye Nutrition for the exhibitor bags; Anesthesia Services for the exhibitor tumblers; Garwood Arena for the entertainment and exhibitor party Saturday evening; The Equine Chronicle for all show photos by Corrin Hunt Photography; Ron Kendle Realty for the pizza party Friday evening; and Coughlin Auto for their continued support of the show. We were able to hand out over $35,000 in cash and prizes from our sponsors, with every class having at least one random draw item, whether it was an item or certificate. Further, over $5,000 was paid out in jackpot money for our Amateur classes on top of the points and other prizes available! High Point prizes were sponsored by Big Dees and Schneiders, and included 12 divisions, ranging from Youth to Select. Our popular Team Tournament competition was
huge this year, with over 12 teams competing for prizes from Mane Stream Saddlery, Rhinestone Lipgloss, Basic Equine Health and Big Dees. The top teams were separated by mere points! Many thanks to our exhibitors and trainers for a job well done. We’d also like to thank Mark Harrell and Simply Show Services for assisting in the show running smoothly. During the show we held a silent auction, Bella D’Onofrio coordinated Be Brave Like Brady bracelets as a fundraiser, and our show office took cash donations for the Brady Martin benefit. A total donation of $2,221 was made to the family on behalf of all. We’d like to thank everyone for their support of the Martin family, if you wish to show further support, donations can be made here: https://www. gofundme.com/f/way-to-battlebrady-martin. We are also excited to announce the show moving to Garwood Arena for 2022 and cannot wait to welcome our exhibitors to the fabulous new facility! DEER • HORSES CATTLE • GOATS BIRDS & MORE!
Ride In Sync (continued) have the same opinion with my tack. I find most trainers have this same mind set. Have realistic expectations regarding the amount of time a horse needs to learn new skills, especially a young horse. Putting 90 days training on a young 2or 3-year-old produces a very green horse. If you don’t know how to ride a young horse, plan on spending time learning those skills. Teddy Robinson, NRCHA world champion trainer, says training a horse for a month is like going on a diet for a day. I think what he means is…it’s a good start. Horses learn at different rates, depending on age, personality, issues that come up and baggage they many carry. Then, as your horse progresses and develops, you need to also improve your skills to come up to the level of your horse’s new skills. Otherwise, they will back slide to old habits once you get them home. September 2021
A note to all the trainers out there who read this…you are welcome! One final thing to remember… horses don’t make mistakes, people do. Good horses are developed over years, not trained in months. If you try to keep this philosophy in the forefront of your mind when having training expectations for your horse, you will have a much better chance reaching your training goals. 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 Horsemanship methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www.tmtrainingcenter. com or on Facebook.
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Congratulations to 2020 High Point Winners PRESIDENT, Carmella Shale 1st VICE PRESIDENT, George Baker 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE, www.ghpa.us
by Nancy Burroughs On Aug. 7, we presented our 2020 year-end awards and scholarships on a summer Saturday afternoon event while enjoying a delicious Kong Kone ice cream treat! What a fabulous gathering at our first ever ice cream social, aptly named ‘Chill Out With GHPA!’ We had lots of wonderful, donated auction items, and everyone commented that they had a great time. Congratulations to our 2020 year-end High Point award recipients: WALK-TROT 10 & UNDER: Rylie Winters NOVICE: Maclayne Warner CONTESTING: Dana Garred OPEN YOUTH: Reagyn Beckwith OPEN ADULT: Rachel Formica RANCH: Anna Boylan
2020 High Point winners. Congratulations also to our 2020 scholarship recipients: Ashley McClintock, Hannah Rus, and Darcy Brandt. We are so proud of you and wish you the best of luck in the future. Geauga Horse and Pony Association (GHPA) wrapped up our 2021 show season with a bang at a very large show held at the beginning of August! While our shows might be over for the year, GHPA’s youth members are buzzing with excitement as they prepare for The Great Geauga County Fair! We are thrilled to announce that we have 23 youth exhibitors stabling with GHPA. Our fair takes place at the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton,
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news and events by visiting our webpage, www.ghpa.us. Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Geauga County Fairgrounds inside the lounge in the school building. (There is no meeting in September due to the fair.) A HUGE THANKS GHPA thanks Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Bucks program. Likewise, thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate all that both of these fine companies provide for us.
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The Training Wheel by Kelley Bitter
oday we’re going to talk about training the western dressage horse. This is accomplished by using the training scales, which in western dressage we now call the training wheel. The training scales were originally designed by the German military to ensure that the principles of training horses were maintained throughout the years. What’s important to know about the training wheel or scale is that each section builds upon another; in other words they are the building blocks of training a western dressage horse. We use the wheel as the foundation of training and each section is taught in order and is methodically used to move the horse forward to the ultimate goal of lightness and collection. Additionally, each test in western dressage emphasizes different parts of the wheel. We can see the spokes of the wheel being asked for in the purpose section of each test. Notice that the purpose starts in the introductory test with rhythm and connection. As the horse and rider moves up the different test levels more spokes of the wheel are asked for in the purpose of the test. For example, in the level one test the purpose is impulsion, connection, collection, suppleness, rhythm, and straightness. We are going to discuss each section and how we use them in training. The WDAA has developed a western dressage wheel. If you are familiar with the training scales seen more in classical dressage, the western dressage wheel will seem very similar. The major difference between the two is the use of connection rather than contact. Connection is used in western dressage because bosals and bitless bridles are acceptable. Let’s talk about what the sections are in the wheel. Imagine a large wagon wheel with spokes, a hub in the middle and a rim holding the spokes together. In the middle of the wheel or the hub is the ultimate goal for the horse and rider. That is lightness, harmony, and collection. The spokes of the wheel include rhythm, suppleness, connection, impulsion, straightness, and collection. The rim of the wheel is the rider. This is to show that the rider is connected to the horse and helps to develop the spokes 22
of the wheel to the ultimate goal of harmony, collection, and lightness. Let’s talk about each of the spokes of the wheel. Starting with rhythm. Rhythm is the foundation for the rest of the wheel. The horse’s gait must be pure and correct. This is absolutely crucial in order to move on to the other spokes of the wheel. The rhythm must be regular in other words, a four-beat walk, a two-beat trot and a three-beat canter. The tempo and speed must also be appropriate for the gait and maneuver the horse is doing. A good exercise to start your horse learning rhythm is lunge naturally until you can see consistent rhythm and tempo. Do not rush the horse or slow the horse down. Let the horse find its own natural rhythm to each gait. At that point you can add in transitions on the ground as well as make your circle bigger and smaller. Then start to ride the horse the exact same way. This is an excellent starting point for teaching a horse and the rider rhythm at each gait. Next, we have suppleness. Think of the muscle that runs from the hind legs through the back the neck and ending at the pole. This muscle should be loose and relaxed. We should see a swinging of the back and the tail as the horse moves. This shows that the horse is supple, relaxed, flexible , and can easily change gaits. Exercises to help with suppleness include circles, serpentines, and changing
directions often. Be innovative with your patterns; however keep your rhythm and tempo the same in each gait. This not only adds suppleness and strength but helps to relax the horse’s body and mind as well. The next spoke is connection. Connection refers to the elasticity needed to have rhythm and suppleness. The horse should seek connection with the rider. Now in western dressage the rider can use a bosal or a bitless bridal, so we say connection rather than contact. Remember it is the riders job to give the connection and the horses job to ask for the connection. We want to see the horse engaged with the rider and the rider using aids. The horse should be ridden from back to front showing the suppleness and relaxation of each gait. Impulsion is the next spoke. Impulsion is the willingness to move forward, not speed. The power to push forward should come from the hind end of the horse. This is due to the elastic connection from riding back to front and the suppleness of the horse. Some good exercises to help with impulsion at each gait are doing transitions using leg aids and half halts at each gait and between each gait. The next spoke is straightness. Straightness occurs in a line or in a circle where the horse’s hind footsteps fall into the print of the front foot. In order to do this the horse must be supple with a slight
bend to be straight. This sounds odd but if the horse does not have a slight bend, they will push their hind end out of the circle and actually be stiff. So here is where we can see how the other spokes of the wheel interconnect. We have to have suppleness to have straightness. Some good exercises to help with straightness and bend are lateral exercises. Shoulder fore and shoulder in exercises encourage the horse to bring the inside hind underneath of the body and to bend on the riders inside leg. This encourages the slight bend that is needed in order for the horse to be straight. The last spoke on the wheel is collection. Collection is the ultimate goal. This is not a shortened stride but rather a balanced stride with self-carriage and the horse working off the hind end. We then can see the lightness in the front end, swinging hind end, bend and straightness with ease of movement. Through all of this the rider is also working on balance and learning to be in harmony with the horse. That is where the wheel rim of the rider comes in. The wheel represents a holistic approach to training the western dressage horse as well as developing the rider so that there is a true partnership. Until next time my friends, keep working on the wheel and enjoy your rides. Kelley Bitter is the owner of Buckeye Performance Horse Center in Newbury, Ohio. A second-generation horsewoman. Kelley began riding and showing at 4 years old. In her teens, she started riding Arabians in various discipline and won several Regional and USEF titles over the last 50 years. Kelley started riding western dressage with her sister’s Paint when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and could not ride anymore. She stayed with the discipline learning as she went from showing and reading about western dressage. She began showing her Arabians western dressage in 2017 and again won several titles including placing two of her Arabians in the WDAA World show in 2020. Kelley currently runs riding programs for beginners and begin again riders as well as Western Dressage Programs and Arabian Sport Horse Programs. September 2021
Ohio Paint Horse Club
Buckeye Palooza, Great Zone 8 Show and Annual Trail Ride PRESIDENT, Mike Schwendeman VICE PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl SECRETARY, Heather Collins EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.ophc.org
by Roxann Rohrl September already; beautiful fall leaves, cool evenings, trail rides, school started, horse show exhibitors excited for the fall shows, thinking about who to breed that special mare to, watching the belly on another mare wondering what kind of foal will be coming in a few months, and making plans for holiday events with family and friends. The OPHC is still planning for their last few shows. This show season so far has really been a great one. The Border Bash is over and what a good time the youth group had along with the exhibitors.
Two $250 scholarships were given out at this show. The Ohio winner was Riley Francis who is a member of the OPHC and Michigan clubs. The Michigan scholarship winner was Jaca Lowery. Congratulations to both of these youths. The Youth had a day of tie dying T-shirts. What a great event that was. In the evening they had ice cream and enjoyed playing fun games together. Thanks to the planned events by the Ohio Youth Chair, Justin Russel and Michigan Youth Chair Heather Francis. Exhibitors took part in a pizza party on Friday night and woke up to donuts delivered to their stalls with coffee the next morning to start off the show on Saturday; nice big classes with those beautiful Paint horses. Thanks to all the exhibitors and the volunteers from the two clubs who came. This show was the second of the Midwest Connection Series of Qualifying Shows. We are gearing up for the Buckeye Bonanza to be held at Fulton County Fairgrounds in
Wauseon on Aug. 21-22. This is a four judge POR and the numbers are really looking good. I’ll have more on this show next month. One of the Fall Shows will be the Indiana Ohio Hoosier Buckeye Palooza POR held at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, Ind. The date of that show is Sept. 25 and 26. The is the last show of the three Midwest Connection Series Qualifying Shows. Judges are April Devitt, Mark Baus, Andrea Koehn and Cindy Pence Girardier. There is a showbill and a Cognito Form on the www.OPHC,org website and the Indiana Paint Horse website. The show manager is Candy Mullen (sox0031@msn. com). I will be handling the stalls (firstname.lastname@example.org). We invite you to come and join us for a show with lots of fun. The Great Zone 8 is a six judge ZOR and will be held Nov. 1214 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Judges are Teresa Pelton, Brandan Brown, Sandy Curl, Mark Smith, Tim Abler, and Katherine Boggetta. The show manager is Joe Mizzy and Heather Collins will be handling the stalls. This show is one you do not want to miss. The Midwest Connection Series awards will be presented at this show, plus we have so many other fun things planned. The Cognito Form is out now for reserving your stalls, shavings and camping. It can be found on the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana websites along with the showbill. I’ll have more information next month.
Let’s talk a little about the OPHC Annual Trail Ride to be held Oct. 15-17 at the Van Buren State Park in Van Buren, Ohio. Elaine Bennett is the Chair for this ride. Make your reservations with her (419/7011854 or bennettelaine29@yahoo. com). Elaine spoke at our board meeting and urged pleasure people to come and ride, she said the trails are easy and really clean. There are a few stalls that are matted and a cabin if you’re interested in that. They ride out each morning at 10 a.m.; come back for a potluck lunch and then ride out again at 3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all potluck to share. There are some electric sites and over 20 primitive sites. Saturday night the OPHC provides the meat. We also have guitar music, singing around a campfire, and roasting marshmallows! A free Ohio membership will be given out to one lucky person. Sounds like a lot of fun! Sheri Love is the Chair of the Nominating Committee. If you are interested in becoming a part of the OPHC Board—president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and three directors will be elected at the Annual General Membership Meeting to be held Nov. 21 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Contact Sheri if you would be interested. Come join us for this meeting, share your ideas and thoughts, lunch will be served. This is a meeting for the members. Thanks everyone, hope to see you at our events!
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Just Something to Dust! by Rob and Tanya Corzatt
am an Olympics junkie. Have been since Caitlin Jenner was still Bruce Jenner! To me, it is the ultimate competition on a global scale. Despite the doping scandals, despite the COVID-19 crisis, despite the politics and the various podium protests, etc., I still love to keep up with the Olympic competition. Each morning when T and I would get up to take care of the horses, I would check my phone to see how the US athletes were doing. I couldn’t help but want to see the USA up at the top of the metal board. When I first started to write this article, the USA had at least 20 more total medals than any other country. But at that time, we lagged behind one other country in the gold medal category. I read a couple columns from some very well known sports writers that pointed out that the total medal count really didn’t matter. They said it was the gold medals that really counted. I will agree that no one trains to win the silver or bronze medal. Everybody wants the gold! But does that mean that with the exception of the gold medal winner, every other participant in the event is a loser? Everybody that even makes it to the finals of an Olympic event should be very proud of their accomplishments, medal or not. Not to mention the fact that they get to represent their home country on the grand stage of the Olympics! I always dreamed that I could do that some day. I was never that fast, I never could jump that high or that far, and rodeo never made it onto the Olympic schedule. Not that I really had much of a chance at it to begin with! Think about it, who would even begin to give the USA any competition in rodeo other than Canada and maybe Brazil! Maybe that’s why it is not an Olympic sport. So for now, I am just a spectator. National pride wants me to be able to brag about our athletes besting those from other countries from around the world. But should that demean their efforts if they fall short of the gold medal? China has owned table tennis for pretty much ever. If I am not mistaken, the Chinese 26
athletes ended up winning the gold medal in every table tennis event except the mixed doubles. They won the silver as well in three of the finals matches. If it weren’t for the rule regarding only two athletes per country per event, they likely may have won all the bronze medals as well. But in the mixed doubles finals, the Chinese team lost to the Japanese. It was reported to be an upset. It was stunning and disappointing to read how much negative commentary the Chinese team received after their loss! It is appalling what their own countrymen were saying and they won the silver medal! Some said they were a national disgrace and there were death threats from others! I think they even apologized to their country for failing to win the gold! Is first place the only place worthy of mention! If it is, there are a lot of losers in this world. I used to joke about second place being first loser. I joked that our barn motto was to bring home the blue ribbon and make the other kids cry! I was always teasing and it was just an immature motivational attempt on my part to make the kids in our barn try harder if they really wanted that blue ribbon! Again, nobody says they are training to be the fifth best rider in any given class. But maybe that is the best they can be. Does their placement diminish their effort? Absolutely not! We push the kids in our barn that want to show to do the best they can and to continue to try to improve. But if a fifth place ribbon is what they come home with from the show, we celebrate that achievement with them. If the kids don’t place at all, we still try to encourage them to continue to practice. I personally have a hard time dealing with the competitive nature of humans. Don’t get me wrong, I used to be very competitive. When I was a kid showing in horsemanship and showmanship, I was constantly disappointed about not placing in my classes despite friends telling me and my parents they didn’t understand why I didn’t place. Maybe we didn’t have the bling, maybe we didn’t have
the multi-thousand dollar show horse, I don’t know. I do know that anytime the class is being judged instead of timed it is all subjective. I am cool with that and that is why I began to like the timed events even more. No subjectivity in that. In calf roping, if I was faster than you, I went home with the trophy. FYI —that didn’t really happen that much for me! We are struggling with a few kids in our barn at the moment. As I write this, we just finished the second of two cattle camps. This was the advanced class. The kids in this class have some ranch roping and sorting experience. They are all great kids and do a pretty good job considering none of them have been doing any of it for more than a year or so. However, one has a tendency to blame the horse if something goes wrong. Another does a really good job, but thinks unless they catch the head, they failed themselves and their team. Another battles with some depression issues. A really positive experience on her part can be totally wiped out by any negative outcome or criticism. There are some very young and very fragile personalities and egos to deal with. All we can do is show them some love and encouragement and lots of prayer! In Corinthians 9:24-27, Paul wrote “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others myself should be disqualified.” If there was anyone that deserved a gold medal for the work they did to build the Kingdom of God, it was Paul! Matthew 6:20 says “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Do you all think that you are defined by your trophies and ribbons? I had a few trophies that I had been hanging on to over the years from
Tanya and Rob Corzatt when I used to show and rope. Not many, but I was still proud of those accomplishments. When we made the move into the barn house, I finally threw them out. They mean absolutely nothing to me anymore. They do absolutely nothing to define me. If I were to be judged solely on my trophies, I would be found to be a bit lacking. When I ultimately stand before Jesus and He asks me for an accounting of my life, I am not going to tell Him I won the western showmanship class in my senior year in 4-H! I want to be able to tell Him that our Ministry in the barn introduced many kids and adults to the Gospel! The Olympics ended the day I finished writing this article. At the end of the competition, the USA athletes had managed to win several additional gold medals and ended up with one more gold medal than any of the other countries. You can bet I was proud that our country’s athletes represented the USA so well. But those medals will ultimately lose their luster, and we will forget their accomplishments as time passes. Our race needs to be to lead as many as we can to the Gospel in the time we have left. Our trophies will be presented to us in the presence of our Holy Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. No dusting required! God Bless you all! The Corzatt’s (Rob, Tanya and their son Camdon) own and operate 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. wixsite.com/home or follow us on Facebook. September 2021
by Wendy Hauser, DVM AVP, Veterinary Relations, Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group™
our horse plays many different roles in your life, from cherished companion to a source of enjoyment and maybe even an important working partner. As a horse owner, you have a responsibility to advocate for the wellbeing of your horse. One of the most overlooked roles an owner plays is as a medical advocate for their horse. What are some ways to become an excellent steward of your horse’s health? Educate Yourself One of the best ways to take great care of your horse is to partner with your veterinarian by asking lots of questions. Most veterinarians view themselves as teachers and enjoy educating clients. When an owner receives the information needed to understand the veterinary care recommendation, they are empowered to make decisions they feel are beneficial for their horse. The veterinarian can work, in partnership, with the informed client to design treatment plans that meet the best interests of the horse and the owner. These conversations should be part of every veterinary visit. Other ways to learn and stay up-to-date about equine health related concerns and husbandry are to read current, reliable information, both digital and print. One of my favorite resources for horse owners is the American Association of Equine Practitioners horse owner site (https://aaep.org/horse-owners). Additionally, your veterinarian will be able to recommend books and other trusted digital sources. Nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and government agencies are also good places to find current information. These can be identified by websites that end in ‘.org’, ‘.edu’ and ‘.gov’ and include information from county extension services and veterinary colleges. Understand the Difference Between ‘Cost’ and ‘Price’ As an informed owner, it is important to understand the difference between ‘price’ and ‘cost’. The ‘price of care’ is the transaction of a fee for a service. The ‘cost of care’ actually looks at the impact of a declined recommendation or treatment on the health and well-being of the horse. To be an outstanding advocate for your horse, you must understand how the veterinary recommendation will benefit both you and your horse, as well the possible consequences of refusing recommended care. If the benefit of the recommendation isn’t clear, as an advocate you should ask for more information. Some ways to do this include asking the following questions: • How will this diagnostic test change how we treat my horse? • What type of information will you get from this test/procedure? What can it tell us? • What are the options for treating this disease? • When tackling this problem with other horses, what has worked best? 28
• Why is this recommendation important to the health of my horse? • How will preventive care (vaccinations, teeth floating, etc.) help keep my horse healthy? • What else should I know to make the best decision for my horse? How to Advocate for a Treatment Plan That Makes Sense? There are several aspects to consider in deciding the appropriate course of treatment for illnesses and injuries. Being the best advocate for your horse means that you take the following factors into consideration:
What does the information tell you?
While it can be tempting to listen to your intuition, the best decisions are grounded by facts. You and your veterinarian should be able to carefully evaluate the information available (clinical signs, diagnostics) and together weigh the pros and cons of each option. If you don’t understand something, ask your veterinarian for an additional explanation. Without a clear understanding of the information, you will not be able to effectively advocate for your horse.
Does the treatment plan make sense?
Treatment plans need to make sense medically, for the owner and for the horse. • Do you understand the reason behind the recommendations? • As an owner, are you able to adhere to the plan? Can you give medications on time and provide the necessary nursing care? • Are you physically able to provide the needed care? For example, my 89 year old father would not have been able to soak a horse’s foot for 15 minutes. • Will your horse tolerate the needed treatments? Just like humans, some horses are better patients than others. Will your horse become distressed if it must be confined to a stall 24 hours a day? Will it willingly tolerate the course of therapy needed?
What is your horse’s job?
Will your horse be able to resume its prior lifestyle, or will the injury/ illness require that it be retired? If you have a working horse whose joy is derived from working cattle or competitive endurance S
Western Reserve Carriage Association
WRCA Keeps on Driving PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE, www.wrcarriage.com
by Cathy Rhoades Sunday, July 25 was the Howe Meadow drive in the Cuyahoga National Park. The weather cleared in the morning and it was a beautiful sunny day in the valley. We had five turnouts and 17 people. There was a marked course to drive and a cones course. The turn outs included Mike Gruskiewicz, Debbie and Rudy Schuster, Floyd and Yvette
Shipman, Carl, Luci and Ella Workman, Shauna Brummet and Jeffrey Skinner. It was great to visit with Angie Hohenbrink, the Murrays and Tess McCarihan. We appreciate our members stepping up to help us make this a successful drive. Zoar Village Drive was held on Sunday, Aug. 8 hosted by Ann Petersen. It was a warm and sunny day with the hint of thunder and a brief downpour. Over 30 people met in the old school house to enjoy our first potluck since 2019. Kristin Sullivan and her daughter Cayleigh helped with the setup. It was great to see former hosts Nancy and Jon Roemer. They arranged for crossing guards on Route 212 for our six turnouts. There was a short cones course
set up in the grass near the school house. Floyd and Yvette Shipman, Janet Yosay, Kim Stegh, Meredith Giere, Shellie Kwitkowski and our newest member Sally Shaffer brought turnouts to drive through the brick roads in the quaint village. Sally is from Thornville, Ohio, and was driving a sweet black and white pony with her granddaughter Aubrey with help from ground crew John. Janet brought an awesome bay small pony with a beautiful harness and carriage. Mikey the Haflinger showed off his Lexington Carriage Classic turnout: a lovely russet harness and wicker carriage smartly driven by Meredith. It was good seeing Kim Stegh and Major and as always love Kim’s noodle bake! Chrissy Aitkin’s Prince
was borrowed by Shellie for the afternoon. Thanks to all who came out for this lovely venue. A drive at the Swine Creek Reservation in Middlefield, Ohio, is scheduled for Sept. 26.
Best Health Advocate for Your Horse (continued) riding, how will it adjust to being left behind? What modifications will you need to make to help your horse adjust to a new lifestyle?
What can you afford?
As an advocate for your horse, you will be asked to make health decisions that impact your finances. It is best to understand your financial options before care is needed. Ask your veterinarian about programs, such as wellness plans, to help you provide preventive care for your horse. These programs are often comprised of a bundle of preventive care services with the cost divided into monthly payments. Identify what should be done by the veterinarian, like physical examinations with vaccinations and teeth floating, and what care can you reasonably provide yourself, such as routine deworming. While the cost of preventive care is predictable, accidents and illnesses occur randomly, leaving horse owners financially unprepared to provide necessary care. It is helpful to know in advance if your veterinarian offers a financing option for unexpected expenses. Equine health insurance is another way that horse owners can be prepared for future veterinary care expenses. It helps allow horse owners to focus on providing optimal medical care for the horse, rather than focusing on the cost of care. For more information about affordable equine health insurance programs* that provide coverage for accidents, illness and colic, please visit www.ProtectYourHorse.com You are the ‘expert’ in the life of your horse; no one knows your equine buddy the way you do. By educating yourself about the care
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Wendy Hauser, DVM is AVP, Veterinary Relations, Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group. An Oklahoma native, she grew up on a small horse ranch and actively showed Quarter Horses in both AQHA and 4-H events. She has practiced for 30+ years as an associate, practice owner and relief veterinarian. The ASPCA® is not an insurer and is not engaged in the business of insurance. Products are underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company (NAIC #21113. Morristown, NJ), produced and administered by C&F Insurance Agency, Inc. (NPN # 3974227), a Crum & Forster company. Through a licensing agreement, the ASPCA receives a royalty fee that is in exchange for use of the ASPCA’s marks and is not a charitable contribution. U0621-HC01-ARTICLE-EQ September 2021
Northern Ohio Dressage Association
Cassandra Hummert-Johnson Donated Time for NODA’s Jr/Young Rider Clinic PRESIDENT, Niki Sackman VICE PRESIDENT, Rachel Aderhold TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Patti Valencic EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.nodarider.org
by Dee Liebenthal Thank you Cassandra Hummert Johnson, owner of Lavendel Dressage LLC and USDF Gold Medalist, for volunteering to teach a free dressage clinic for NODA’s Junior/Young Riders on July 10. Each rider participated in a 40-minute private lesson with Cassandra. The clinic took place at the beautiful Fair Winds Farm in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Each rider received a NODA polo shirt, lunch, and snacks. The clinic was sponsored by Big Dee’s Tack and Vet Supply, NODA, and Lavendel Dressage LLC. You can find out more about Cassandra at her website, www.lavendeldressage.com NODA sends appreciation to Jennifer Cooper, NODA’s Jr/Young Rider Liaison and
Cassandra Hummert Johnson with a happy young rider and her horse. NODA’s Education Chair, Elizabeth Scalabrino for organizing the Cassandra Hummert-Johnson Clinic for Jr/Young Riders. Everyone was well taken care of and fed. NODA could not do any of these educational events without dedicated volunteers. DRESSAGE4KIDS TEAM CLINIC The next youth event Jennifer and Elizabeth are working on is the Dressage4Kids Team Clinic with Lendon Gray on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at
Lake Erie College, George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center. Jr/Young Riders may start the application process at any time by going to Dressage4Kids. org, finding the event on the calendar and filing an application or dressage4kids.org/newsevents/event-calendar.html/ event/2021/10/31/d4k-teamclinic/329862. Youth of all ages, skill levels, and horses of all kinds are welcomed and encouraged. Lendon Gray was a member of the 1980 and 1988 USA Olympic Dressage Team, competed in Pony Club and is famous for her work with her pony, Seldom Seen, a national champion at 3rd level dressage through Grand Prix. Lendon developed a reputation for ‘taking unremarkable horses and
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Hosted by Roger Higgins, Jr. and Sr. July 24 at the Community Center Picnic Pavilion, Meeker, Ohio, 21 Black Swamp Driving Club members gathered for a pleasant summer afternoon. Julie Emmons had provided the proper holiday atmosphere with a lighted Christmas tree and festive decorations. The Higgins had brought their chuckwagon which was perfect for serving part of the potluck lunch. President Roger Higgins, Jr., called the membership meeting to order and treasurer Sue Murray reported all bills had been paid but still leaving a healthy balance in the treasury. Julie Emmons announced that the popular Bridge Drive has been scheduled for Sept. 18. A potluck will be held by the historic Upper Sandusky covered bridge before drivers set off on quiet, shady country roads by the Sandusky
River. A SMV sign plus a flashing yellow light must by on the carriage. Mary Elliott and Linda Spear are planning their annual hayride at their farm near Galion, Ohio, in October. Save Nov. 13 for the annual BSDC dinner to be held at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. In the case that the church is closed because of a Covid outbreak, the Community Center, Meeker, Ohio, will host the event. This year’s theme is ‘Down Memory Lane.’ Favorite stories of past BSDC activities will be shared. Although there will be no auction this year, Julie Emmons is busy collecting interesting, unique door prizes. Cards were signed for several members unable to attend because of health issues: Sara Hunter, Wayne Leightey, Dale Owen, Bobbe Polvony, and Mary Thomas. Jackie Minges was all smiles announcing the upcoming birth of her second grandchild— who will be born in France! UPCOMING EVENTS SEPT. 18: Parker Bridge Drive, Upper Sandusky, OH OCT: Annual Hayride at Mary Elliott and Linda Spears farm, Galion, OH NOV. 13: Annual Dinner, site to be determined September 2021
Colorado Ranger Horse Association
National Show, New Location for 2022 and Open Game Show Members are being asked to reach out to the CRHA board with information on possible locations. Please see the club e-newsletter for additional details from CRHA President for more on this club need. Friday evening game show will be held on Sept. 24 at the Mercer County 4-H Park in Mercer, Pa.
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by Monica Doddato The CRHA’S 48th National Show will be held Sept. 18 and 19, in Lock Haven, Pa. For information on the show please visit www.coloradoranger.com or
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The CRHA is currently exploring sites for the 2022 National Show. The location would need to have at least 55 stalls, camper hook ups, showers and a place for our Saturday night banquet and auction.
At the Clinton County Fair, New York, Old Fashioned Horse Show they had a family class. Not only was this family of riders related but their horses were all CRHA horses as well (see photo). Congratulations to Alex LaValley and Visions Of Money, Eryn Hicks and Fit To Be Dazzled, Georgia Belrose and Dignified Elegance and Tori LaValley and Clearly Fashionable.
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by Robert Eversole
utside an emergency room entrance, a strange town stretching ahead. Wobbling: unsteady on new crutches, a hospital issue suit of sweatpants and T-shirt was completed with a single anti-slip sock. A flimsy plastic bag held all my belongings; a vial of narcotics and $150 in cash. No wallet, no ID, and no phone. It was not a good way to end a day. The Continental Divide Trail ranged ahead towards its terminus in Canada. Closer was the famed Chinese Wall in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Closer yet was our lunch destination in the aptly named Pretty Prairie. In one of the nation’s most scenic areas, I was annoyed. This was supposed to be day 2 of a 10day pack trip through the Bob and we hadn’t yet decamped from the trailhead. I had been planning this trip for months and wanted to get going, instead we were going on a day ride to a location I’d visited dozens of times before. The South Fork of the Sun River sparkled in front of us as it raced to the Gulf of Mexico over 1,000 miles away via the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. We would cross the Sun twice before we made it to our luncheon spot near the Pretty Prairie patrol cabin overlooking a glade in the forest. Preparing for a pack trip is an involved process that becomes more so the longer the trip and the greater number of people coming along. The basics of food, water, and shelter are the same regardless of the where’s, and when’s of any camping trip. Complications grow with the number of people and animals that accompany you and the number of days you’ll be out. Our group of 4 humans and 8 mules and horses, included my wife Celeste, and Joe and Jenny; dear friends of ours from our local mule club. This was the first Bob trip for my 3 companions, and I wanted it to be special. As it turned out it was certainly memorable for all involved. This early season trip was one of my few recreational runs into the 1.5 million acre expanse of the Bob Marshall. Most of my visits to this spectacular country had previously involved hauling tools and materials for backcountry work parties, not the lounging and loafing that I was looking forward to on this adventure. Below me, barely reaching Ruger’s knees the river rushed over polished stones of green, gray, red, and black. Each rock telling a story of time and geology before forming the shifting and slippery riverbed below Ruger’s shoes. Having passed through this ford many times over the years I knew that if the river was knee high just 10 34
feet from the bank it would be belly deep by midstream and that would mean my short statured pack animals might have to swim if we continued. Caution being the better part of valor; I decided that this side of the Sun would make for a fine, and much drier, lunch spot with acres of ample grazing for the mules. With the pack string in tow we turned into the current, facing upstream to exit the river and make our way on to lunch. It may be cliché but time moved slowly as Ruger first shifted his weight as he attempted to navigate the smooth unstable stones under the surface. He then dropped onto his side, my leg trapped under his bulk as I sat on the riverbed, water up to my chest. Once the current caught his mass the big red mule rolled over me, forcing me under water as we spun over one another on our way downstream. My much better half Celeste had a ringside seat for the show as Ruger and I tumbled in the swift river. Things had suddenly become sporty. By the time I lunged and heaved out of the river like a half-drowned rat, Celeste and Joe were already at the bank and helped reunite me with dry land. Other than coughing up quite a bit of the frigid river water I thought all was well if a bit wet. Then I tried to stand up. Ruger fared much better than I. He clambered ashore wet but otherwise unharmed save for a few bumps and scrapes. Thank Heavens for trained medical personnel. When not on the trail and spreading the good news of mules across the Pacific Northwest, Jenny is a nurse and immediately went to work assessing what impacts my unplanned mule rafting journey had wrought. Celeste and I both keep current with our 1st Aid and CPR certifications but having a professional on hand made things a lot less frightening. It was quickly determined that riding out was not going to be the best option. It was time to call for help. Satellite messengers are game changers, and we don’t go off grid without one. Most of the time they’re simply a reliable tool for communicating with family and friends when cell coverage is a dream. It’s during exciting times that the utility of these handheld devices really comes home. For the past several years I’ve carried the SatPaq device which uses a cell phone as the interface and display. With extremely low latency and high reliability the SatPaq has always handled all my needs. Until the phone broke. The downfall of keeping the 10 essentials on your person is that if you have a wreck there’s a chance that your emergency tools can be damaged. Despite a strong protective case the water pouring from the insides of the battered phone told a tale of irreparable damage. The SatPaq wasn’t coming to the rescue today. The space shuttle had redundant systems and so should you. We always carry backups for critical systems including communications. Celeste carries a Personal Locator Beacon from ACR on our rides. A
PLB may not be able to send non-emergency messages, but it also has no subscription fees. We’ve carried the PLB for years without having to utilize it. Now was the time to put our “when the stuff hits the fan” tool to use. Once the PLB was activated the only thing left was to wait for the signal to make its way from space to a US Air Force command center in Florida, then on to the Helena, MT Sheriff’s Office, where aviation support from Two Bear Air was arranged. Once the helicopter rotors were spinning it was a 52-minute flight from Kalispell, MT to my location at the confluence of the south and west forks of the Sun River, within the Bob Marshall wilderness complex. In only three hours word of my wreck had traveled thousands of miles and coast to coast and back and returned to my riverbank in the form of two paramedics and pilot traveling in a shiny blue helicopter. A PLB works. Snacks are always welcome. Especially in an emergency. Not only did the gleaming Bell helicopter arrive with two paramedics ready to work on their patient, but the pilot also brought freshly baked banana bread that he shared with my companions as the paramedics readied me for transport. The twin engines of a Bell Globalranger create over 1,100 horsepower and the pilot whipped each horse as he sped to Helena 80 air miles, and many mountain ridges, away. My journey from a dusty riverbank to a spotless ER took only 34 minutes. Celeste’s trip out of the Bob was going to take much longer as she singlehandedly led a string of 3
mules and a horse back to the trailhead miles away. ER staff determined that I had neatly relocated part of my lower leg bone, specifically the medial malleolus. For layman, this is the projection on the inner side of your ankle joint. Find it then imagine the bump moved to a brand-new location. Injuries like these hurt like heck but they’re a long way from the heart. Once the Docs and Nurses had my injuries stabilized and ready for an orthopedic surgeon to take over it was time to turn me loose on the town of Helena. This is where the day continued its interesting turns. My wallet, with ID, credit cards, and cash, jumped ship at some point during my river excursion. Although the ER staff had arranged overnight accommodations my lack of ID proved troublesome as I tried to check into the hotel. After more trouble than it should have been, and multiple phone calls back to the hospital they reluctantly agreed to accept my hospital wrist band as ID and let me into a room. It would be a long night waiting for transportation the following morning to get me home and into a surgery theatre over 8 hours away. And that my friends is the story of my 2021 pack trip into the Bob. My wife and I go through a post trip debrief after every ride to see where things could have been
better and how we can improve our future trips. There’s been a lot of discussion regarding this adventure. I don’t know what we could have done differently. We didn’t take untoward risks. Indeed, the accident happened as I was avoiding a potentially dangerous situation. We were prepared and equipped for emergencies and our system redundancy plans worked well. Sometimes accidents happen and I feel that this was one of those times. Celeste and I are both looking forward to revisiting the Bob together next year and finishing this 100 mile loop. Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, www. TrailMeister.com. When he’s not speaking with horse and mule riders at events across the US, writing regular feature columns in leading equine publications including the Horsemen’s Corral, Robert can be found riding and packing trail maintenance crews into wilderness areas throughout the Pacific Northwest.
by Christine Weisgarber
wning a business is not for the faint of heart. It is physically and mentally exhausting and many ask themselves, “Is it worth it?”. At some point in owning an equine business it is not enough to love horses. You must make money. The following will offer an example of someone who, like you, loves horses but was struggling to feel the worth of her efforts. My client’s information is confidential, so I have changed the names to use this example. Dun Boarding is a remarkably busy stable. Abby Dun, the owner is proud to say she has no open stalls, and has not for a few years, but she is exhausted, and money is tight. Her feelings of success end when she finally sits down for the day and realizes she needs to pay bills but does not have the money. Her fall back is to use credit, but the interest is horrible. If she had the energy she would get to the bottom of where her money goes but falls asleep before she can finish her dinner, just to wake up and do it again tomorrow. A common bottleneck, and a significant one for Dun Boarding, was accounts receivables. Abby had no idea how far behind some of her
clients had got. She was happy to receive payment when she got it and honestly was too busy to meticulously keep track. Many had been at the barn for a long time and there was a level of trust that she would get paid. When we investigated it, a few individuals were very far behind and unlikely to pay. We needed to create a system that would be easy for everyone including Abby! To make it easy for clients to pay and Abby to track, we used QuickBooks Online to collect payments. Invoices were created and sent to each client’s email on the first of the month. This consistency was combined with the ability to see who opened their invoice and when. Clients could no longer use the excuse, “they didn’t get the bill.” Clients were also given the choice to pay with credit card. The clients were quick to embrace the ability to pay with card and it paid off. It gave stability to the cash flow of the stable that was seriously lacking and made it much easier to pay bills on time without excessive interest payments. These small changes increased profit and decreased unnecessary expenses. Abby hired someone to help full time, greatly reducing her workload, allowing her to enjoy being around horses again. She made improvements to the facility that was a dream for many years. If you ask her now, “Is it worth it?”, she can give you a confident “Yes”! Are you charging enough? Are you paying too much? What should you do more of or not at all? If you can relate to Abby’s situation, then these are questions you need to ask yourself. If you struggle to come to a solid conclusion that is actionable, you are missing key pieces of information to get answers. It is helpful to establish good records of all your income and expenses over time. This is what bookkeeping is, however, many business owners hate it. In that case money is likely flying out the window and opportunities falling through the cracks, and it is worth seeking help. By using a bookkeeper, you can answer critical questions that make it easy to make financial decisions without suffering through all the book work and mistakes. If each horse is costing more to care for than what is being charged, then some changes are going to need to be made. After all, you love horses, you should love owning your equine business too. Making money helps with that. 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 www.brazenbusinessservices.com or call/ text 330/474-9984.
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by Dr. Nettie Liburt
ust like any recipe you’d make in your kitchen, a precise blend of ingredients come together to make healthy, nutritious horse feed. Some ingredients may surprise you with respect to the nutritional value for the horse, including ingredients that are actually by-products of other food manufacturing processes. By-products often get a bad rap, but in reality they can provide essential protein, fiber and energy for horses. Still skeptical? Read on to learn more!
PROTEIN The most commonly used sources of protein in horse feed include soy and alfalfa, but they’re not the only ones. Other supplemental ingredients can help boost the total amount of protein in horse feed, helping to support muscle development, performance, connective tissue health and many other biological processes. Certain byproducts are valuable and economical protein sources that help to boost the protein content without drastically escalating the price of a product. These include: • Distillers dried grains (DDG) are both a protein and an energy source, and originate from grains such as corn, wheat and barley. DDG are a byproduct of distillery and ethanol production that is rich in protein with a modest amount of fat and fiber1,2. Once a grain has been distilled (starch and sugars are fermented by yeast to produce alcohol) and the alcohol has been removed, the leftover product is dried and can be added to feeds as a low carbohydrate source of protein. DDG is often listed on the ingredients list as ‘corn distillers dried grains,’ but by the time the product is distilled down, all of the sugar and starch from the corn is gone—only protein is left. So, if REFERENCES 1. Feedipedia. Corn distillers grain. Accesses online at: https://www.feedipedia.org/node/71 2. Lim, C and Yildirim-Aksoy, M. 2008. Distillers dried grains with solubles as an alternative protein source in fish feeds. Accessed online at: https://cals.arizona.edu/azaqua/ista/ISTA8/FinalPapers/keynote%20 speaker%20PDF/ChhornLim.pdf 3. Dhuybetter, J., Hoppe, K., Anderson, V. 1999. Wheat Middlings: A useful feed for cattle. North Dakota State University Fact Sheet AS-1175, accessed online at: https://library.ndsu.edu/ir/bitstream/handle/10365/9247/ AS1175_1999.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y 4. Feedtables. Wheat middlings (average). Accessed online: https://feedtables.com/content/wheat-middlingsaverageat 5. Hiney, K. 2017. Use of byproduct and nontraditional feeds for horses. Oklahoma State University Fact Sheet ID AFS-3923. Accessed online at: https://extension.okstate.edu/fact-sheets/use-of-by-product-andnontraditional-feed-for-horse.html 6. Hagstrom, D.J. 2008. Beet pulp as a fiber source for horses. University of Illinois Extension. Accessed online at: http://livestocktrail.illinois.edu/horsenet/paperDisplay.cfm?ContentID=10020 7. Extension Horses. 2020. Nutrients and common feed sources for horses. Accessed online at: https://horses. extension.org/nutrients-and-common-feed-sources-for-horses/
you see ‘corn distillers dried grains’ listed as an ingredient, it does not mean there is corn in the feed! It simply indicates the source where the DDGs originated from. On average, DDG contain about 29 percent crude protein and 10 percent fat2. DDGs typically only make up a small fraction of the protein in a feed as adding too much makes the feed bitter and some horses may object. • Wheat middlings are fine particles of wheat bran, germ, flour, shorts and fines (left over after flour has been extracted during milling3). Wheat middlings contain about 16-17 percent crude protein, and provide a good source of energy4. They are frequently used for manufacturing pellets because of their natural binding properties, preventing crumbling. Contrary to the rumors, wheat middlings are not cheap filler or ‘floor sweepings,’ but rather contribute protein and energy to a concentrate, while preventing pellets from falling apart. • Cottonseed meal. Cottonseed meal is left over after the oil has been extracted from the seed, however the meal is quite low in the essential amino acid lysine5, and cannot and should not be the sole protein source in the equine diet. Cottonseed meal must be limited in the equine diet due to the possible effects of a toxin called gossypol, which may cause problems with fertility and growth as noted in other species5. FIBER Fiber is the base of every horse’s diet. While the majority of fiber should be coming from hay, hay products or pasture, other sources of digestible fiber provide a source of food for the microbial population in the hindgut. These fermentable fibers help the ‘good bugs’ thrive, in turn warding off the bad bugs, such as salmonella. Beet pulp, soy hulls and oat hulls are examples of fibrous feed ingredients that are also by-products. • Beet pulp is an excellent source of digestible fiber that is the low-sugar, dried, cleaned pulp from sugar beets. Once all the sugar has been removed from the beet, the pulp is left over and is a highly digestible, extremely low carbohydrate source of fiber (as ‘super fiber’) for horses. Beet pulp is virtually devoid of vitamins and minerals, but is relatively high calcium, which should be considered when balancing the diet6. From an energy standpoint, beet pulp is similar to good quality hay. It is recommended that beet pulp be soaked prior to feeding to make consumption easier and to reduce the risk of choke in susceptible horses. • Hulls, such as those from soy, oats or sunflower, are also highly digestible fibers that support the microbial population of the hindgut. While lacking in nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals, hulls help add to the all-important bulk (fiber) to the diet7. Bulk helps draw water into the gut to ease defecation and keep the digestive system moving properly. There is an outdated notion that any kind of ‘hull,’ middling and/or
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Ohio Valley Team Penning Association
Two More Shows to Ride to Accumulate Points and Awards PRESIDENT, Tom Reeder VICE PRESIDENT, Amy Lemley SECRETARY, Donna Zang TREASURER, Debra Lyons PHONE, 330/831-7463 EMAIL, email@example.com Find Us on Facebook
by Amy Lemley How is everyone enjoying summer? The weather has been beautiful for show season! By the time you read this, our August show will be over. It was on Aug. 14 at Kuhlber Farms in New Galilee, Pa. We will have pictures next month. Our next show is Sept. 25 held at Treharne’s Training Center.
Show will start at 9:30 a.m. We want to let all our sponsors know how much we appreciate all they have done for our association this year. We could not have done it without them! We have passed out some really nice awards already, and we are not done!
Team Penning Association. All our showbills, points, newsletter, pictures, and videos are available to watch. We only have the Sept. 25 and Nov. 6 shows left to ride for points and awards. See you at a show!
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Byproducts Aren’t Bad (continued) beet pulp are simply cheap fillers, but this is absolutely not the case. It is actually the bacteria in the hindgut that feed on and ferment these fibers, not the horse himself. Bacteria, in turn, produce B-vitamins and volatile fatty acids, or VFAs, that the horse’s body can use for energy. The energy produced from VFAs can ultimately be utilized by the muscles during performance, potentially helping to stave off fatigue. SUMMARY There are many misconceptions about what some ingredients are and why they are used, so be an educated consumer. The old rumors are generally not true, and research in equine nutrition has advanced exponentially in the past 20 years. A qualified equine nutritionist can always help decipher a feed tag, and in doing so can help maximize the nutritional value of your horse’s diet.
Dr. Nettie Liburt is the Senior Equine Nutrition Manager for MARS Horsecare US/BUCKEYE™ Nutrition, responsible for formulating and developing new products, research and education of the sales team, our dealers and our customers. Headquartered in Dalton, Ohio, BUCKEYE Nutrition has been manufacturing quality products since 1910. BUCKEYE Nutrition takes feed safety seriously, implementing many programs mandated in human food manufacturing facilities. With the backing of WALTHAM®, a world-leading authority on pet care and widely renowned as an institution of the highest scientific caliber, our equine nutritionists provide scientifically-based equine nutritional solutions which guide our formulations and our BUCKEYE Nutrition brand promise of being the highest quality, fixed formula feeds available. BUCKEYE Nutrition is a 100 percent equine-focused company, 100 percent medication-free facility, sourcing 100 percent traceable, pure ingredients for consistency. www.BuckeyeNutrition.com. 800/898-9467.
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”. SEPTEMBER 2021 SEPT. 1 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network in the Alexandria Fair Parade, Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: www.nkhn.info SEPT. 2-5 — NPBA National Championship, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: coordinator.npba@ gmail.com, www.polebending.org SEPT. 2-6 — OHC State Ride hosted by Fairfield County OHC, Scioto Trails State Forest, Chillicothe, OH. FMI: cstreite@ gmail.com, www.ffohc.com SEPT. 2-6 — Labor Day Weekend Ride, Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride, 1661 Scott Drive, Clarion, PA. FMI: www.patrailride.com SEPT. 3 — Battle In The Saddle Celebrity Team Penning, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-255-5727, www. khpfoundation.org
SEPT. 3-4 — Friday Night Neon Lights (Finals on the 4th), 9 p.m., Circle M Ranch, 7741 Gane Rd., Williamsfield, OH. FMI: Carolyn, 440-319-2009 SEPT. 3-4 — Contesting (3rd) & Performance (4th) Show, 1900 E. Main, Danville, IN. FMI: Hendricks County Horseman’s Club, firstname.lastname@example.org, hchc4u.com SEPT. 3-5 — Knox County OHC Camping & Riding, Paddle Creek Horse Camp, Pedro, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/groups/ knoxohc SEPT. 3-5 — Buckeye Medallion, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 614-402-1260, allhorseshows2@ gmail.com, www.oaspha.net SEPT. 3-5 — Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association Show, Centre County Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: www. pqha.org SEPT. 3-5 — Great Lakes Regional Schooling Show Championships, Rattlewood Farm, 1935 Ray Road, Oxford, MI. FMI: www. midmichigandressage.webs.com SEPT. 4 — 2nd Annual Trinity Memorial Horse Show, Defiance County Fairgrounds, Hicksville, OH. FMI: Niki Kelly, 517-317-3342, www.facebook. com/Riders-All-Around-Horse-ShowAssociation-101768774731864 SEPT. 4 — NBHA 00 & 07 Show, OH Stables, 6118 Cedar Point Dr., Oregon, OH. FMI: Karen Bernard, 419-706-7501
Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction Followed by Ponies & Horses Wayne County Fairgrounds 199 Vanover Street Wooster, Ohio 44691
Saturday, October 2, 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
2021 NOVEMBER AUCTION DATE November 27 For More Information: Auctioneer Daniel Schrock Ohio License #2015000116
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SEPT. 4 — Tri-State Rodeo Association Open Horse Show Circuit Performance Series, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, Swanton, OH. FMI: 419-350-2206, www.tristaterodeoassociation.org SEPT. 4 — Youth Rodeo K-12, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Kacey Jordan, 567-203-2297, rockyforkrodeoco@ gmail.com SEPT. 4 — Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Association Ranch Horse Show, Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Road, Lore City, OH. FMI: Donnie Uffner, 740-877-7993, www.ohfqha.com SEPT. 4 — Labor Day Weekend Western Fest, 6:30 p.m., Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch, Tidioute, PA. FMI: 814-484-7266 SEPT. 4 — Fun Horse Show, 10 a.m., Circle X Ranch, 818 West 250 N, Winchester, IN. FMI: Michele Pozzi, 765-576-0311 SEPT. 4-5 — Miami Valley Horse Show Association Fall Open Show, Preble County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, Eaton, OH. FMI: Betsie, 937-418-2378, moorebetsie@ gmail.com, www.mvhsa.com SEPT. 4-5 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Points on the Portage Circuit #3 (Speed 4th, Performance 5th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net SEPT. 4-5 — Columbiana County Saddle Horse Open Show (4th) & Open Contest Show (5th), Columbiana County Fairgrounds, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, OH. FMI: Amber May, 330-398-5096 SEPT. 4-5 — Central Ohio Morgan Boosters 2021 Silver Cup Horse Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Jennifer Frank, 330-347-5500, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 4-5 — Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Bruce, 859-489-4885 SEPT. 4-5 — Southern Indiana Junior Rodeo Association 4th & 5th Points Rodeo, Kalmbach Arena, 7596 West State Road 65, Salem, IN. FMI: 812-350-9860, sijra99@ gmail.com, www.sijra.org SEPT. 4-5 — Trina Morris Foundation Horsemanship & Horsemanship 1 Clinic, White O’Morn Farms, Chelsea, MI. FMI: Gail, 734-649-5706, email@example.com SEPT. 4-6 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Working Equitation Recognized B-Rated Show (4th & 5th) & Trail Ride (6th), Brecksville Stables, Brecksville, OH. FMI: www.cadsdressage.org SEPT. 5 — A Bar Rodeo Productions Bulls & Barrels, Van Wert County Fair, Van Wert, OH. FMI: Pat Ayers, 419-957-4164, Find on Facebook SEPT. 5 — Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show, Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: 330-401-1843 SEPT. 5 — Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, IN. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goldenspursaddleclub.com SEPT. 7 — Sydmor Last Call Before Fall MiniSeries, Sydmor Arena, Monongahela, PA. FMI: Find on Facebook SEPT. 8 — Medina/Summit OHC Weekday Trail Ride, 10 a.m., Richfield Heritage Preserve, Richfield, OH. FMI: Barb Vega, 216-702-1224
SEPT. 8-11 — RMHA International Grand Championships, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-644-5244, admin@ rmhorse.com, www.rmhorse.com SEPT. 9 — Seneca Rough Riders Contesting Show, Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, OH. FMI: Stephanie Fesler, 740-504-3574 SEPT. 9-12 — Mid-South Eventing & Dressage Association Dressage I & II Show, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.mseda.org SEPT. 10 — Twisted Barrel Series, Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Bootand-Saddle-Club-174402946327485 SEPT. 10 — 2021 Eaton County Benefit Speed Series, Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI. FMI: Kelsie, 517-614-5761 SEPT. 10-11 — Pleasure Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, email@example.com, www. championscenter.net SEPT. 10-12 — USTPA Penning & Sorting, , 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 817-599-4455, www.ustpa.com SEPT. 10-12 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: 616-890-1190, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.miranchhorse.com SEPT. 10-12 — Tri-State Quarter Horse Association AQHA Horse Show, Scott Township Show Complex, 3722 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: An Equine Production, 765-714-4324, www. anequineproduction.com SEPT. 10-12 — Kentucky Horse Council Large Animal Emergency Rescue Training, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-367-0509, www.kentuckyhorse.org SEPT. 11 — COSCA Open Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Jennifer Coduto, 330-687-5761, www. coscaonline.com SEPT. 11 — Fun Show, 10 a.m., Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 816-305-6328, Find Knox County Horse Park Inc on Facebook SEPT. 11 — Avon Lake Saddle Club 2021 Hay Day Open/Mini Show, Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH. FMI: Kathleen, 440-536-0145, email@example.com, Find us on Facebook SEPT. 11 — Licking County OHC Fun Show, 9 a.m., Infirmary Mound Park Horse Arena, St. Rt. 37, Granville, OH. FMI: Lisa, 740-973-8901. SEPT. 11 — Horse Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, www. mthopeauction.com SEPT. 11 — Annual Fall Horse Show & Craft Market, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 15828 Otsego Road, Weston, OH. FMI: 419-601-2372 SEPT. 11 — Buckeye Blitz Drill Team Competition, 8 a.m., Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH. FMI: info@ bsbdrill.org, www.bsbdrill.org SEPT. 11 — High Steel Rodeo, 2211 Kinsman Rd. NW, North Bloomfield, OH. FMI: 440-685-4487
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CENTRAL OHIO SADDLE CLUB ASSOCIATION
OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW
Ashland County Fairgrounds • Ashland, Ohio
OCTOBER 8-10, 2021 For a complete showbill including all rules please visit www.coscaonline.com A Point Show for Ohio American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association, Ohio Morgan Horse Association, American Saddlebred Horse Association of Ohio Inc., Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association, Inter-County Horsemen’s Association, Paint Alternative Competition (PAC), Select Opportunities and Rewards Program (SOAR) * Denotes COSCA non-point classes. # To be eligible to show in the Paint/Pinto classes, solid Paint horses must have registration papers from the APHA. Solid Pintos are not permitted. ++ To be eligible for Performance Halter, horse or pony must show at least ONE riding class at the same show.
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Jackpot Open Halter Horse—E/W, S/M/G (no cross entering between class 1 and 81) Open Halter Horse, 2 Yrs. & Under—E/W, S/M/G Open Halter Horse, 3 Yrs. & Over—E/W, S/M/G Adult Open Halter Horse, 19 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Halter, All Ages—S/M/G ++*Open Performance Halter, All Ages—H/P, S/M/G Reg. Appaloosa Halter Horse, All Ages—S/M/G # Reg. Paint/Pinto Halter Horse, All Ages (No Solid Pintos)—S/M/G Adult Showmanship, 19 Yrs. & Over—E/W, S/M/G BREAK BREAK *Jackpot Open Walk-Trot English Pleasure, All Ages H/P, E/W, S/M/G Jackpot English Pleasure Horse, Hunt Seat—S/M/G Open Jr. Snaffle Bit English Pleasure, Horses 5 Yrs. & Under S/M/G Reg. Appaloosa English Pleasure Horse, All Ages—S/M/G #Reg. Paint/Pinto English Pleasure Horse, All Types (No Solid Pintos)—S/M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Hunter Under Saddle, All Ages—S/M/G Adult Open English Pleasure Horse, 19 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Open Hunter Pleasure Horses—S/M/G Adult English Equitation, 19 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G BREAK *Jackpot Open Walk-Trot Western Pleasure, All Ages H/P, S/M/G Jack Benny Pleasure, 39 Yrs. & Over—E/W, H/P, S/M/G Jackpot Western Pleasure Horse, Open, All Ages—S/M/G Open Jr. Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure, Horses 5 Yrs. & Under S/M/G #Reg. Paint/Pinto Western Pleasure Horse, All Types (No Solid Pintos)—S/M/G Reg. Appaloosa Western Pleasure Horse, All Ages—S/M/G Adult Open Western Pleasure Horse, 19 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Egg & Spoon—H/P, E/W, S/M/G Reg. Quarter Horse Western Pleasure—S/M/G Ladies’ Western Pleasure Horses, 18 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Adult Western Horsemanship, 19 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Men’s Western Pleasure Horses, 18 Yrs. & Over—S/M/G Western Hack Horse, Open—S/M/G HALF-HOUR BREAK Ranch Pleasure Ranch Riding Ranch Conformation
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Open Halter, 18 Yrs. & Under—H/P, E/W, M/G Walk-Trot Showmanship, All Ages—H/P, E/W, M/G Youth Showmanship, 13 Yrs. & Under—H/P, E/W, M/G Youth Showmanship, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G Open Showmanship—S/M/G 4-H Showmanship, 8–13 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G 4-H Showmanship, 14–18 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G Pony & Horse Lead-in Equitation, 8 Yrs. & Under H/P, E/W, M/G BREAK Youth English Equitation, 13 Yrs. & Under—H/P, SS/HS, M/G Youth English Equitation, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, SS/HS, M/G Walk-Trot English Equitation, 10 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G 4-H English Equitation, 8–13 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G 4-H English Equitation, 14–18 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G Walk-Trot Equitation, 11-18 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G
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Youth English Pleasure, 13 Yrs. & Under—H/P, SS/HS, M/G Youth English Pleasure, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, SS/HS, M/G Walk-Trot English Pleasure, 10 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G 4-H English Pleasure, 8–13 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 4-H English Pleasure, 14–18 Yrs.—H/P, M/G Walk-Trot Pleasure, 11-18 Yrs.—H/P, E/W, M/G English Bridle Path Horses—S/M/G BREAK BREAK *Jackpot Open Walk-Trot Pleasure—S/M/G Youth Western Horsemanship, 13 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G Youth Western Horsemanship, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, M/G Walk-Trot Western Horsemanship, 10 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G
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Year End Awards for Walk-Trot Equitation 10 Yrs. & Under Presented Here. 60. 4-H Western Horsemanship, 8–13 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 61. 4-H Western Horsemanship, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 62. Walk-Trot Equitation/Horsemanship, 19 Yrs. & Over H/P, E/W, S/M/G 63. Youth Western Pleasure, 13 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G 64. Youth Western Pleasure, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 65. Walk-Trot Western Pleasure, 10 Yrs. & Under—H/P, M/G
Year End Awards for Walk-Trot Pleasure 10 Yrs. & Under Presented Here. 66. 4-H Western Pleasure, 8-13 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 67. 4-H Western Pleasure, 14-18 Yrs.—H/P, M/G 68. Walk-Trot Pleasure, 19 Yrs. & Over—H/P, E/W, S/M/G 69. Pleasure Driving, Reinsmanship—H/P, S/M/G (Exhibitors in class 93 may not cross enter class 68) 70. Pleasure Driving, Open—H/P, M/G (Exhibitors in class 93 may not cross enter class 69) 71. Generation Gap Western Pleasure—H/P (Riders’ age must be at least 10 yrs. apart) (1st Rider: Walk-Trot, 2nd Rider: Walk/Trot/Canter) BREAK—NOT TO BEGIN BEFORE 6 p.m. Introduction of COSCA Officers & Directors Presentation of 2021 Youth Activity and Walk-Trot Awards Presentation of 2021 Top 5 Adult Awards Presentation of Breed High Point Awards Presentation of the Divisional Awards
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SATURDAY • NOT TO BEGIN BEFORE 7 P.M.
*Jackpot English Pleasure Horse, Hunt Seat—S/M/G (no cross entry between 72 & 75) Generation Gap English Pleasure—H/P (Riders’ age must be at least 10 yrs. apart) (1st Rider: Walk-Trot, 2nd Rider: Walk/Trot/Canter) Open Indian Performance, Horse/Large Pony 13 Hands & Over—S/M/G *Jackpot English Pleasure Horse, Saddle Seat—S/M/G (no cross entering between class 72 & 75) Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited English Show Pleasure Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Mounted Native Costume—S/M/G *Jackpot Versatility, Open (Showmanship, English Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Egg & Spoon)—S/M/G ***Kool-Aid Race a. Stick Horse; b. 13 Yrs. & Under; c. 14-18 Yrs. ***Water into Wine Race: Adults 21 Yrs. & Over
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 • 9 A.M. • INSIDE COLISEUM
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Jackpot Open Halter Horse—S/M/G (May not cross enter between class 1 and 81) Reg. Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Breeding Mares & Geldings In-Hand Reg. Arabian Breeding and Geldings In-Hand—S/M/G National Show Horse Halter—S/M/G *Miniature Horse Halter, All Ages, 38” and Under—S/M/G
ENTRY FEES & PAYBACKS: • Pre-entries close Sept. 25. Make entries payable to COSCA and mail to Show Secretary Joyce Berger, 11012 Jeffries Road, Berlin Heights, OH 44814 Equitation, Showmanship and Horsemanship: Pre-entry $5; Post-entry $10. Awards and Ribbons Halter and Performance: Pre-entry $10; Post-entry $15. Awards, Ribbons and $25, $12, $10, $8, $8 Jackpot (including Versaility): Pre-entry $20; Postentry $25; with Payback of 80% of pre-entry fee (40%,20%,10%,5%,5%) • Grounds Fee: $10 per horse if showing out of trailer • Office Fee: $5 per horse • Box Stalls: $60 each for the weekend or $30 per day (no bedding furnished) • Tack Stalls: $30 • Shavings will be available for purchase on grounds. • Electric hookup: $30 per day, $50 weekend
FOR MORE INFORMATION Show Secretary Joyce Berger (419) 433-5049 • www.coscaonline.com
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Reg. Morgan “In-Hand”—S/M/G Reg. American Saddlebred In-Hand—S/M/G Open Easy Gaited Model—S/M/G *Miniature Horse Showmanship, All Ages, 38” and Under S/M/G BREAK BREAK *Jackpot Open Walk-Trot Pleasure, All Ages—H/P, E/W, S/M/G Reg. Arabian & Half Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Country English Pleasure (Saddle Seat)—S/M/G Reg. Morgan English Pleasure Horses (Saddle Seat), Open Reg. American Saddlebred Three-Gaited English Country Pleasure—S/M/G *Miniature Horse Open Driving, 38” and Under, 3 Years and Over—S/M/G*** (Exhibitors in class 93 may not cross enter classes 68 & 69) National Show Horse Country Pleasure, Open—S/M/G Reg. Paso Fino Pleasure Horses, Adults 18 Yrs. & Over Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (No Canter)—S/M/G Reg. American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse, Amateur Owner—Trainer to Ride (AOTR)—English Equipment National Show Horse Hunter Pleasure—S/M/G Reg. Paso Fino Country Pleasure Horses, Open Reg. Morgan Hunter Pleasure Horses—S/M/G Reg. Arabian Hunter Pleasure—S/M/G English Road Hack, Open—S/M/G Reg. American Saddlebred Park Pleasure Reg. Paso Fino Performance Horses, Adults 18 Yrs. & Over Reg. Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Hunter Pleasure—M/G BREAK Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter) 17 Yrs. & Under Reg. American Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure Reg. Paso Fino Performance Horses, Youth 17 Yrs. & Under English Bridle Path Horses—S/M/G Open Easy Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship (No Canter)—S/M/G Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (Canter)—S/M/G National Show Horse Western Pleasure—S/M/G Reg. Paso Fino Pleasure Horses, Youth 17 Yrs. & Under Reg. Morgan Western Pleasure Horses, Open Easy Gaited Pleasure (No Canter), 17 Yrs. & Under Reg. Arabian & Half-Arabian/Anglo Arabian Western Pleasure—S/M/G Reg. American Saddlebred Western Country Pleasure S/M/G
Corral Calendar Continued from page 42 SEPT. 11 — Tri-State Rodeo Association Open Horse Show Circuit Speed Series, Gibsonburg Saddle Club, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: 419-3502206, www.tristaterodeoassociation.org SEPT. 11 — Ohio Standardbreds & Friends Dress Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Find Ohio Standardbreds & Friends on Facebook. SEPT. 11 — Southeastern Ohio Horse Show Organization Open Horse Show, Perry County Fairgrounds, New Lexington, OH. FMI: Leighton Wetzel, 740-868-9847, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 11 — Branch County Saddle Club Speed Show, Expo 12 p.m., Show 2 p.m., 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. FMI: Joshua Ewers, 517-227-1987 SEPT. 11 — The Rise Above Tour “2021 The Redemption”, Kal Val, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: 248-982-6976, email@example.com SEPT. 11 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Show, Western Kentucky University L.D. Brown Exposition Center, Bowling Green, KY. FMI: 270-834-9744, www.sktpa.weebly.com SEPT. 11 — Wranglers Riding Club Fun Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 11-12 — Ranch Clinic with Cattle, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Rd., Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www.TMTrainingCenter.com SEPT. 11-12 — Mount N Trail Obstacle Competition Series, Spencer Lake Farm, 9607 Chatham Rd., Spencer, OH. FMI: Find Spencer Lake Farm on Facebook.
SEPT. 11-12 — Kentucky Reining Horse Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: 740-837-7441, www.krha.info SEPT. 11-12 — MidSouth Eventing & Dressage Association Dressage at The Park, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.mseda.org SEPT. 11-12 — Indiana POA Show, Wells County Fairgrounds, Bluffton, IN. FMI: www.indianapoac.com SEPT. 11-12 — IQHAA Fall Quarter Horse Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 2221 Memorial Dr., New Castle, IN. FMI: 765748-3464, www.iqha.com SEPT. 11-12 — Dressage 4 Kids Team Clinic, Faith Haven Stables, North East, PA. FMI: www.dressage4kids.org SEPT. 12 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Event, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: email@example.com, www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhana SEPT. 12 — Valley City Saddle Club Summer Series, Medina County Faigrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-334-6434, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 12 — Tri-State Rodeo Association Open Horse Show Circuit Performance Series, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, Swanton, OH. FMI: 419-350-2206 SEPT. 12 — 36th Annual All Horse Parade, 3 p.m., Delaware County Fairgrounds, Delaware, OH. FMI: Diane Winters, 740-2727636, email@example.com SEPT. 12 — Ohio Welsh Pony Association All Breeds Horse & Pony Driving Event, 10 a.m., Brookfield Saddle Club Showgrounds, Brookfield, OH. FMI: Paul, 330-469-4597
POKER RUN ~ WESTERN STYLE ~
OCTOBER 9, 2021
SALT FORK STATE PARK HORSEMAN’S CAMP
Bring your own horse [ Rain or Shine [ We have tents! Sign Up starts at 8 a.m.
1st Horse out 9 a.m. Last horse out by 11 a.m. (All horses in by 3 p.m.)
$15 donation adult and youth
CASH PRIZES Best/Worst Hands Adult and Youth
After the dinner Singing Cowboys & Cowgirls
PULLED PORK DINNER w/Scalp Pot, BB
Desserts/Breakfast Sun. Morn
Camping available through reservation online @ ODNR.Gov website and is limited to 40 reservations, however more sites are available up to 75 by calling the camp store @ 740-432-1508. You get what you get, this is a popular event make reservations early! SPONSORED BY: Guernsey Co. Chapter Ohio Horseman’s Council
For More Information: 740-638-3010 or 740-680-1131 44
SEPT. 12 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network 2nd Annual Hamburger Ride, AJ Jolly Park, 1501 Race Track Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: www.nkhn.info SEPT. 12 — Fall Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Trail Ride, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-2555727, www.khpfoundation.org SEPT. 12 — Culver Training Stables Home Show, 10 a.m., 291 Greenwood Rd., Fombell, PA. FMI: Lisa, 412-585-4706 SEPT. 15 — Ranch Sorting Practice & Draw Pot, Hoppel’s Arena, 40891 State Route 518, Lisbon, OH. FMI: Shawn Woods, 325721-9968, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 16-19 — Michigan Reining Horse Association Memorial Futurity, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. FMI: 517-204-9110, www.mrha.org SEPT. 17 — Double Y Saddle Club IBRA/ NPBA/NFRA Friday Night Show, 7 p.m., 4761 Hendricks Ford Rd., Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Toni, 317-670-7619 SEPT. 17-19 — OHC State Ride hosted by Ashland County OHC, Mohican Memorial State Forest, Perrysville, OH. FMI: email@example.com, www.ohconline. com SEPT. 17-19 — Randolph Fall Classic Horse Show, Portage County Fairgrounds, Randolph, OH. FMI: Bshupe01@gmail.com SEPT. 17-19 — Indiana Ranch Horse Association Show, C Bar C Expo, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Jamie Feuquay, 317-372-6722, www.indianaranchhorse.com. SEPT. 17-19 — Iron Horse Ranch Productions Big Money Buckle Series, Keystone Horse Center, 106 Horse Farm Road, Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: Morgan Marks, 845-901-4105. SEPT. 18 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Run on the River Speed Show, Ottawa County Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: 419-707-0398, www.ochf.net SEPT. 18 — Tri-County Trail Association Fall Ride & Potluck Dinner, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tri-cotrails.com. SEPT. 18 — Buckin Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330624-7205, www.buckinohio.com SEPT. 18 — Clinton County Horse Committee Open Fun Show sponsored by Clinton County OHC, 10 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: 937-725-3682 SEPT. 18 — Erie County OHC Poker Ride, Edison Woods MetroPark, Berlin Heights, OH. FMI: 419-750-8285, Find us on Facebook @ Erie County Chapter of OHC SEPT. 18 — Belmont County Saddle Club Jackpot Pole & Barrel Show, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958 SEPT. 18 — Under The Oaks Open Show, Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170 (text) SEPT. 18 — The Rise Above Tour “2021 The Redemption”, Rafter N Ranch, 10065 OH108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: 248-982-6976, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 18 — Mid-America Sorting Producers, Treharne’s Training Center, 49053 Fredricktown-Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271, email@example.com SEPT. 18 — Lucas County SHAC Open Speed Show, 12 p.m., Lucas County Fairgrounds Horse Arena, 1406 Key St., Maumee, OH. FMI: Mary, 419-261-5624
SEPT. 18 — NBHA 00, 02 & NPBA Show, Country Estates, 18561 Grill Road, Doylestown, OH. FMI: 440-479-8503 SEPT. 18 — Yoder Bros. Fall Horse & Carriage Auction, 9 a.m., Isabella County Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, MI. FMI: Yoder Brothers Auction Service, 989-386-9082 SEPT. 18 — KS Select Horse Sale, Tack 9 a.m., Horses 1 p.m., Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride, 1661 Scott Drive, Clarion, PA. FMI: Kris, 814-229-3290 SEPT. 18 — Southern Indiana Junior Rodeo Association 6th Points Rodeo, Kalmbach Arena, 7596 West State Road 65, Salem, IN. FMI: 812-350-9860, www.sijra.org SEPT. 18-19 — Wild Horses I & II Cowboy Mounted Shooting, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar St., Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen, 330-719-3290, www.lakeeriemountedvaqueros.net. SEPT. 18-19 — OMT Mt. Trail Championship Weekend, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-3233559, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.creeksidehorsepark.com SEPT. 18-19 — Mid Ohio Level 1 & II USEF/ USDF Recognized Show, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: email@example.com, www. showsecretary.com SEPT. 18-19 — Youth Rodeo K-12 Finals, Rocky Fork Rodeo Co., Kimbolton, OH. FMI: Kacey Jordan, 567-203-2297, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 18-19 — Southern Ohio & National Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Bob Evans Farms, 791 Farmview Rd., Rio Grande, OH. FMI: Jenny, 740-474-8000, www.soqpa.com SEPT. 18-19 — Indiana Pinto Hoosier Classic, Henry County Saddle Club, New Castle, IN. FMI: www.indianapinto.com SEPT. 19 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Shae Marshall, 330-704-9459, www. massillonsaddleclub.org SEPT. 19 — Angels Haven Horse Rescue Fun Show, Lewis Road Riding Ring Show Grounds Cleveland MetroParks, Olmsted Falls, OH. FMI: 440-781-5060, www. angelshavenhorserescue.org SEPT. 23 — Seneca Rough Riders Contesting Show, Seneca County Fairgrounds, 100 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, OH. FMI: Stephanie Fesler, 740-504-3574 SEPT. 23-26 — Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Kay Tracy, 740-606-7640, kaytracy7640@ sbcglobal.net, www.tetwphs.com SEPT. 24 — Summit County Fairboard 2021 Speed Series, 229 East Howe Ave., Tallmadge, OH. FMI: 330-805-6810 SEPT. 24-25 — WHAO Fall Classic, Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: 419483-2563, email@example.com, www. walkinghorseassociationofohio.com SEPT. 24-26 — CMSA Mid-West Regional Championship, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214, midohiomarauders@ gmail.com, www.midohiomarauders.com SEPT. 24-26 — Ohio Western Horse Association Annual Fall Round Up & Youth Team Tournament, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH. FMI: www. owha.org
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The catalog is online or you can call us to have one mailed.
Mt. Hope Auction Ph. 330-674-6166 Fax: 330-674-3748 For more info call Thurman or Chester Mullet www.mthopeauction.com
We look forward to seeing you! September 2021
Corral Calendar Continued from page 44 SEPT. 24-26 — OHC State Ride hosted by Northwest Region OHC, Van Buren State Park, Van Buren, OH. FMI: sidellandco@ yahoo.com, www.ohconline.com SEPT. 24-26 — Need For Speed, WB Ranch, 1640 County Rd. B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Nicole Schwab, 419-591-6109. SEPT. 24-26 — Michigan Horse Council Statewide Trail Ride, D Bar D Ranch, 7064 E. 64th St., Chase, MI. FMI: www. michiganhorsecouncil.com SEPT. 24-26 — Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: 517-655-4712, MABCstalls@gmail.com SEPT. 25 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Summer Series Show #5, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Drive, Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@gmail. com, www.cadsdressage.org SEPT. 25 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Assoc. Show Series, 9:30 a.m., Treharne Training Center, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: Tom, 330831-7463, Find us on Facebook SEPT. 25 — Medina/Summit OHC Prayer Ride, Richfield Heritage Preserve, Richfield, OH. FMI: 330-703-9940 SEPT. 25 — 2021 Grand Circuit Classic Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Becky Pitcock, 614-578-8176 SEPT. 25 — Belmont County Saddle Club Fun Show, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-296-8958 SEPT. 25 — Saturday Night Lights Fun Series, Steubenville Saddle Club, 8675 St. Rt. 152, Richmond, OH. FMI: 740-424-7014
SEPT. 25 — Horseback Riders Amish Buggy Training & Trail Ride, Swine Creek Reservation, Middlefield, OH. FMI: Geauga Park District, 440-286-9516 SEPT. 25 — Wranglers Riding Club Fun Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 25 — Horse Aid Live Combined Test & Dressage Show, Masterson Station Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: email@example.com, www.horseaidlive.com SEPT. 25 — Hartmeyer Stables Summer Spectacular Series 2021, 10 a.m., 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216 SEPT. 25 — Branch County Saddle Club Speed Show, Expo 12 p.m., Show 2 p.m., 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. FMI: Joshua Ewers, 517-227-1987 SEPT. 25 — Sporting Day of Traditional Driving, Airy Acres Farm, Mason, MI. FMI: Pam, 815-985-3569, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 25-26 — Ladies Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Rd., Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. TMTrainingCenter.com SEPT. 25-26 — Fall Roundup Fun Shows, 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330607-5106, www.waynecountysaddleclub. com SEPT. 25-26 — Pinto Horse Association of Ohio Fall Wind Up Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI: 419656-5669, email@example.com, www.ohiopinto.net SEPT. 25-26 — IN/OH Hoosier Buckeye Palooza POR, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, IN. FMI: Tim Snapp, 937-3081611, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ophc.org
UPCOMING SALES Special sales begin at 10:30 a.m., horses follow. Regular sales begin at 11 a.m.
Special Feeder Cattle Sale 12:30 w/Regular Sale
SPECIAL BROODMARE & YEARLING SALE Consignments due Friday prior
Horse Sale Every Friday
NOVEMBER 26-27 BLACK FRIDAY 2-DAY HORSE & TACK SALE
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 email@example.com
Consignments due Friday prior November 26 start time 12 p.m. November 27 start time 10 a.m. DEC. 3 DEC. 4 DEC. 31 JAN. 1
Special Christmas Pony Sale Special Toy Sale — Time TBD Special New Years Eve Horse Sale, 12 p.m. New Years Day Tack & Miscellaneous Sale
102 Buckeye Street • Sugarcreek, Ohio 330.831.1720 • www.sugarcreekstockyard.com 46
SEPT. 25-26 — All American Team Roping Tour Finals, Rodeo Run Arena, Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Rockin’ Ranch Productions, 740-974-1132 SEPT. 25-26 — Ride For A Cure Benefit Open Show, Tuscola Co. Fairgrounds, Caro, MI. FMI: 989-302-0191, firstname.lastname@example.org SEPT. 25-26 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 WES Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513680-3690, www.windfallfarmhorseshows. com SEPT. 25-27 — WHAO Buckeye Fall Classic, Henderson’s Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Pat, 419-483-2563, www. walkinghorseassociationofohio.com SEPT. 26 — Meadow Lake Combined Test & Mini Trials, Meadow Lake Equestrian Center, Lancaster, KY. FMI: www. meadowlakeseec.com SEPT. 27-OCT. 2 — IBRA Nationals, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: www. ibra.us SEPT. 28-OCT. 24 — All American Quarter Horse Congress, Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-943-2346, www.oqha.com or www. quarterhorsecongress.com SEPT. 29-OCT. 3 — Friesian World and Grand National Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-324-4353, www.championscenter.net SEPT. 30-OCT. 2 — American Quarter Horse Association (All Hunter) Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: 859-396-9633 OCTOBER 2021 OCT. 1 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-844-4041, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com OCT. 1 — 2021 Eaton County Benefit Speed Series, Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI. FMI: Kelsie, 517-614-5761 OCT. 1-2 — Magical World of Dancing Horses, Beaver Run Equestrian Dance Theatre, 3460 Rt. 410, Punxsutawney, PA. FMI: 814-246-8221 OCT. 1-3 — OHC State Ride hosted by Preble County OHC, Hueston Woods State Park, College Corner, OH. FMI: donnb@ bright.net, www.ohconline.com OCT. 1-3 — Equitana USA, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 877-547-6398, www.equitanausa.com. OCT. 1-3 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740-819-8446, www. ohioranchhorseassociation.com OCT. 1-3 — Medina/Summit OHC Trail Ride, Hocking Hills State Park, Logan, OH. FMI: Molly Eastwood, 330-603-0820, email@example.com OCT. 1-3 — Kentucky and Indiana CMSA State Shoot, Baker Arena, 7105 S. Kern St., Edinburgh, IN. FMI: www.cmsaevents.com OCT. 2 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock Auctioneer, 330-763-0905, firstname.lastname@example.org OCT. 2 — 2D Arena Buckle Series, 39300 Mechanicsburg Rd., Woodsfield, OH. FMI: 740-516-3580, www.facebook. com/2DArenaLLC OCT. 2 — Brookfield Saddle Club Fun Show, 696 Bedford Rd. SE, Brookfield, OH. FMI: email@example.com OCT. 2 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen Sarver, 740-385-3431
OCT. 2 — Speed Circuit Show, Harry Hughes Horseman’s Center, 5563 Waterville Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419-764-6359 OCT. 2 — Endurance 101 Clinic—You Can Go The Distance, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 911 Whitten Hollow Rd., New Kensington, PA. FMI: 724-594-3835, firstname.lastname@example.org OCT. 2 — Southern Indiana Junior Rodeo Association 7th Points Rodeo, Kalmbach Arena, 7596 West State Road 65, Salem, IN. FMI: 812-350-9860, www.sijra.org OCT. 2 — Fun Horse Show, 10 a.m., Circle X Ranch, 818 West 250 N, Winchester, IN. FMI: Michele Pozzi, 765-576-0311 OCT. 2-3 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Fall Fuzzy Show (Speed 2nd, Performance 3rd), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: 419707-0398, www.ochf.net OCT. 2-3 — Area 8 Eventing Championships, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.usea8.org OCT. 2-3 — Indiana Pinto Fall Finale, Henry County Saddle Club, New Castle, IN. FMI: www.indianapinto.com OCT. 3 — Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally St. SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Shae Marshall, 330-704-9459, www. massillonsaddleclub.org OCT. 3 — A Bar Rodeo Productions Bulls, Coshocton County Agri Society Fair, Coshocton, OH. FMI: Pat Ayers, 419-9574164, Find on Facebook OCT. 3 — Fulton County OHC Poker Run, Harry Hughes Horseman’s Center, 5563 Waterville Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Connie Bauer, 419-260-8387 OCT. 3 — Knox County OHC Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Horseback, 11 a.m., Thayer Ridge Park, 7700 Thayer Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: Kathy, 740-272-3592 OCT. 3 — Golden Spur Saddle Club Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. Co. Rd. 100 S, Lebanon, IN. FMI: email@example.com, www.goldenspursaddleclub.com OCT. 4-9 — 42nd Annual Fall Mid Ohio Draft Horse & Carriage Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, Mt. Hope, OH. FMI: 330-6746188, www.mthopeauction.com OCT. 5 — Michigan Equine Legislative Day, Lansing Capitol Lawn, S. Capitol Ave. and W. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. FMI: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com/equinelegislative-day.html OCT. 5-10 — National Drive, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, IN. FMI: Linda Sadler, 217621-7845, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nationaldrive.net. OCT. 6-10 — RSTPA National Finals, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.rstpa.org OCT. 6-10 — Fall Foliage Ride, Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride, 1661 Scott Drive, Clarion, PA. FMI: www.patrailride.com OCT. 7-9 — ASHAM Fall Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Ron, 586484-8790, email@example.com OCT. 7-10 — Kentucky Dressage Assoc. Great American Insurance Group/United States Dressage Federation Region 2 Championships/Kentucky Dressage Assoc. Fall Classic I, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: www.kentuckydressageassociation. com OCT. 8-9 — All-Breed Halter Classic, Topeka Livestock, 601 East Lake St., Topeka, IN. FMI: www.facebook.com/ events/222309059309273
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Mid-Eastern Farriers Association
Upcoming Educational Opportunities PRESIDENT, Michael Boal VICE PRESIDENT, Lori McDade SECRETARY, Carly Peters TREASURER, Tim Dodd PHONE, 740/502-7055 FACEBOOK, www.facebook.com/ Mid-Eastern Farrier’s Association
Mid-Eastern Farriers Association is dedicated to providing
educational opportunities for our members in the form of clinics, contests, hammer ins and certifications. If you would like to have an event in your area contact one of our officers and we will help you host your event. Here is a list of upcoming opportunities we hope you can take full advantage of. Lori McDade will be hosting a Hammer In Sept. 18 in Canton,
Ohio. For more information contact Lori, 330/447-7534. Cecil Booth will be hosting a Contest Warm Up Hammer In Sept. 25 at 8598 Lancaster Road, Hebron, Ohio. Contact Cecil for more information, 740/644-3228. October 8 and 9 will be our Annual Contest at Autumn Lane Farm. We will be hosting an AFA Certification Oct. 15 and 16 at
Grizzle Ridge Arena, 52106 Grizzle Ridge Road, Jerusalem, Ohio 43747. Phil Bower will be the examiner. Contact David Bentrem, 412/580-4458, to reserve a spot. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for other events happening. Anyone who has not paid their dues this year get a hold of Tim Dodd and get back on the current member list.
OCT. 16 — Wranglers Riding Club Fun Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org OCT. 16-17 — Trick or Treat Slide Kentucky Reining Horse Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Nez Weber, 502599-8639, www.krha.info OCT. 17 — 7th Annual Fall Fest The Pace Maker, Lancaster County Park, Lancaster, PA. FMI: Susquehanna Equestrian Club, 717-228-9996, www.facebook.com/ TheSECPaceMaker OCT. 21-23 — 3rd Annual Horseman’s Mission, Holmes County Faigrounds at Harvest Ridge, 8880 OH-39, Millersburg, OH. FMI: Ray Raber, 330-275-2877, email@example.com, www. facebook.com/thehorsemansmission OCT. 21-24 — Fall Color Classic, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: www. miphc.com OCT. 22 — Col & Brood Mare Sale, Sugarcreek Stockyards, 102 Buckeye Street, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: 330-8311720, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sugarcreekstockyards.com OCT. 22-24 — Knox County OHC Camping & Riding, Shawnee State Forest, Scioto, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/groups/ knoxohc OCT. 22-24 — Heartland Fall Spooktacular, Champions Center, 4122 Layboure Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Judy Peters, 614-4021260, email@example.com OCT. 22-24 — Buckeye Legacy Rodeo, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.ohiohighschoolrodeo.org OCT. 23 — Classical Attraction Dressage Society Fall Fun & Halloween Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: cadsrider@gmail. com, www.cadsdressage.org OCT. 23 — Wranglers Riding Club Fun Show, 3385 State Highway 80 E, Murray, KY. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org OCT. 23 — Hartmeyer Stables Summer Spectacular Series 2021, 10 a.m., 7111 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216 OCT. 23 — National Horse Lovers Association’s Monte Carlo Trail Ride, Two Mile County Park, 309 Lockwood Lane, Franklin, PA. FMI: Laura, 724-794-0007, www.nationalhorselovers.com OCT. 23-24 — Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfort, KY. FMI: Bruce Brown, 859-4894885
OCT. 24 — Cowboy Mounted Shooting at The All American Quarter Horse Congress, Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214, email@example.com, www. midohiomarauders.com OCT. 24 — EXCA Halloween Party, Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: Cynthia, 330-3233559, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.creeksidehorsepark.com OCT. 24 — Open Horse Show, M&H Stable and Arena, 19092 Raven Rd., Salesville, OH. FMI: Marci, 740-801-0528 OCT. 26-31 — COHRA Reining Show, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: www. centralohioreining.com OCT. 29 — Wayne County Saddle Club Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-844-4041, www. waynecountysaddleclub.com OCT. 29-31 — USCHA Cutting Show, , 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: www.unitedstatescutting.com OCT. 30 — Horses For Hope Halloween Ride, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., E.A. Everett Cummings Center, Mount Morris, MI. FMI: 810-659-2151, www.horsesforhope.com OCT. 30-31 — Champions Center Halloween Open Horse Show, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: 937324-4353, championscenter05@gmail. com, www.championscenter.net OCT. 30-31 — Double Dan Horsemanship Body Control Under Saddle Clinic, Alliance Equestrian Center, Yorktown, IN. FMI: Allison Whisler, 765-730-3993, email@example.com OCT. 30-31 — Dressage 4 Kids Team Clinic, Lake Erie College Equestrian Center, Mentor, OH. FMI: www.dressage4kids.org OCT. 30-31 — Trina Morris Horsemanship Foundation Horsemanship & Horsemanship 1 Clinic, Washington, PA. FMI: 412-3988838, firstname.lastname@example.org OCT. 31 — Cuyahoga County OHC Group Ride, 10:30 a.m., Brecksville Meadows Trailhead, Brecksville, OH. FMI: Carole James, 216-509-9468, www. cuyahogacountyohc.com
Corral Calendar Continued from page 46 OCT. 8-10 — Tri-County Trail Association Halloween Weekend, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, www.tri-cotrails.com. OCT. 8-10 — COSCA Championship Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: 440668-3054, www.coscaonline.com OCT. 8-10 — High Stakes Harvest, Rodeo Run Arena, 11641 Alspach Road NW, Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Rockin’ Ranch Productions, 740-974-1132 OCT. 9 — Fun Show, 10 a.m., Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: 816-305-6328, Find Knox County Horse Park Inc on Facebook OCT. 9 — Guernsey County OHC Poker Run Western Style, Salt Fork State Park Horseman’s Camp, Lore City, OH. FMI: 740-638-3010 OCT. 9 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Event, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: shunter8041@ aol.com, www.facebook.com/ MadisonCountyOHCGymkhana OCT. 9 — Blazin’ Barrels Series, Darke County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville, OH. FMI: Emily, 419-733-5402 OCT. 9 — Hocking County Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Hocking County Fairgrounds, Logan, OH. FMI: Chrissy Robers, 740-6032073, email@example.com OCT. 9 — High Steel Rodeo, 2211 Kinsman Rd. NW, North Bloomfield, OH. FMI: 440685-4487 OCT. 9 — Twisted Barrel Series, Tri-State Boot and Saddle Club, East Liverpool, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/Tri-State-Bootand-Saddle-Club-174402946327485 OCT. 9 — Central Kentucky Riding for Hope Annual Tack Sale, 4185 Walt Robertson Rd., Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-231-7066, www. ckrh.org OCT. 9 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Show, Western Kentucky University L.D. Brown Exposition Center, Bowling Green, KY. FMI: 270-834-9744, dee.daniels71@ gmail.com, www.sktpa.weebly.com OCT. 9-10 — Northern Ohio Outlaw Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Craig, 330-8280423, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. nooutlaws.com OCT. 9-10 — The Rise Above Tour “2021 The Redemption”, WB Ranch, Swanton, OH. FMI: 248-982-6976, goneropingfarm@ att.net
OCT. 9-10 — Windfall Farm Horse Show, 6898 WES Curt Lane, Goshen, OH. FMI: 513-680-3690, email@example.com, www.windfallfarmhorseshows.com OCT. 9-10 — Indiana POA Boo Bash Show, C Bar C Expo Center, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org, www. indianapoac.com OCT. 10 — OHIO EXCA Race, S Bar L Ranch, Sugarcreek, OH. FMI: Steve Fuller, 330340-1540, Find us on Facebook OCT. 11 — A Bar Rodeo Productions Bulls & Barrels, Fairfield County Fair, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Pat Ayers, 419-957-4164, Find on Facebook OCT. 12 — Buckeye Classic Yearling Standardbred Horse Sale, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: 937-3244353, email@example.com, www.championscenter.net OCT. 12-17 — Thoroughbred Makeover & National Symposium, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 410-798-5140, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. tbmakeover.org OCT. 15-16 — Dreaming of Three Bucking Nightmare Benefit Barrel Race, Garwood Arena, Columbiana, OH. FMI: www. dreamingofthree.org OCT. 15-16 — Mid-Ohio Walking Horse Association Fall Round Up, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Mag Ranft, 614-946-7046, email@example.com OCT. 15-17 — Knox County OHC Camping & Riding, Tar Hollow State Park, Laurelville, OH. FMI: www.facebook.com/ groups/knoxohc OCT. 15-17 — Ohio Paint Horse Annual Trail Ride, Van Buren State Park, Van Buren, OH. FMI: Elaine Bennett, 419701-1854, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ophc.org OCT. 15-17 — Mid West Classic Regional Ranch Horse Show, C Bar C Expo, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Jamie, 317-372-6722, www.indianaranchhorse.com. OCT. 15-17 — Trina Morris Horsemanship & Cow Working Clinic, Shelbyville Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, KY. FMI: Isy Pruneda, 507-760-8449, prunedaisy@ icloud.com OCT. 16 — Buckin Ohio Pro Bull Riding, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. FMI: 330624-7205, www.buckinohio.com OCT. 16 — Open Horse Show, M&H Stable and Arena, 19092 Raven Rd., Salesville, OH. FMI: Marci, 740-801-0528
More Equine Events can be found on our website www.thehorsemenscorral.com It’s free to place your equine event in the Corral Calendar. Email information to email@example.com
September 11 Start Time at 9 a.m.
Held at: Spencer Lake Farm
9607 Chatham Road, Spencer, Ohio 44275
PM NDR T AI
Earn Double PMT Points & Hours at this Show! All Youth under 18 yrs. must wear a helmet at all times when riding in the park. See website for all class descriptions and be familiar with each facilities own park rules. Stallions are not permitted at Spencer Lake Farm. To qualify for Championship, participate in 1 challenge on any certified PMT course that is judged PMT. All rules are done by PMT. Year End High Point Awards top 5 shows by PMT for all 20 classes, Youth and Adult classes also awarded by OQHA. PMT awards Overall Champion for In Hand and Riding. Judge’s decisions are FINAL. Unsportsman like conduct is grounds for dismissal and forfeiture of all fees and entries paid. OQHA, PMT or Spencer Lake Farm is not responsible for damages or injury to exhibitors, animals, spectators or personal property. No refunds will be given for scratched classes.
Show information and printable Pre-registration available online at premiermountntrail.com Contact Becky Burnell 330-854-5400 50
Saturday, September 18 Championship Sunday, September 19 Course Walk Through and Questions Online 9 am - Start on both courses
Certified PMT & OQHA Mountain Trail Course ~ Horse Obstacle Course ~ Class Pricing Adults: $25 per class or $20 for 2 or more (same horse & rider combo)
**Regionals is $35 per class or $30 for 2 or more ~~~ Youth: $20 per class or $15 for 2 or more (same horse & rider combo)
**Regionals is $30 per class or $25 for 2 or more Grounds Fee $10 per horse
(fee waived with annual CSHP Park Pass)
Camping $15 1 night * $20 for 2 nights $30 for 3 nights Stalls $10 per day Stalls are outdoors, open air, limited number
Practice Fee $25 per rider/handler Placings Open classes are awarded any listed added monies and 50% of the entries for 1st through 3rd place along with a ribbon or small prize up to 5th place. ~~~ Silver Riders Class will be awarded Perishable items. Example: Wine or baked goods. 1st through 5th place. ~~~ All other classes will be awarded prizes 1st through 5th place.
September 18 Champion of Champions Class In Hand & Riding Special Belt Buckles
Water on site for horses. Food stand available at shows. No one is required to hold a membership for OQHA or PMT to show for the day. However, to be eligible for any year end awards you must sign up prior to entering in the classes for points to count.
Show info & pre registration available online at CreekSideHorsePark.com Contact Cynthia Bauman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Text 330-323-3559 September 2021
View From the Cheap Seats
Am I the Only One?
by Sarah Vas
can’t be the only one that: ...slides back every door latch, minds every gate opening, always uses lead ropes, and never walks a horse through a person door because I’ve seen every gory picture of ripped open rib cages or shredded shoulders or bloody flanks? ...keeps a barn so tidy, so organized with every item in its place, every halter hung just so, every speck swept up that I can’t NOT notice if something’s out of whack? ...knows without question that I’ve closed the gate, latched the door, or put the lid on the grain can? ...fastidiously pours the grain crumbs into a spare bucket before pouring in fresh bags, then transfers the oldest crumbs to the top to be fed first, all proud like I’m giving that oldest grain the respectable send off it deserves? ...constantly checks for trouble every time I cruise the aisle, scan the pastures, or hear an odd noise? ...doles out the driest bedding to the filthiest, wettest horses and the tidiest stall keepers get the slightly dampened scrapings from the bottom and sides of the bin because this makes the best use of each ‘type’ of bedding in the same load? ...grouches when a horse immediately takes a massive leak in a freshly cleaned stall?
Tell me I’m not the only one:
...with barn routines so habitual that I’ll absentmindedly flip a switch for a light that wasn’t on but now it is because that very same light usually gets turned off at that step in the chore? ...who’s leapt straight out of bed from a sound sleep in the dark of
night at the first distant rumble of thunder and shut barn doors and stall windows in my underwear or been soaked to the skin dragging horses from the paddocks to the barn in a downpour? ...unable to clean stalls ambidextrously because swapping sides on the pitchfork handle means my arms forget how to sift, no matter how much I practice? ...with zero interest in sports unless there’s a horse competing in it? ...who’s ripped the threadbare seat of my blue jeans clean across from inner to outer seam in mid-mount, leaving a butt cheek flapping in the wind...twice?
Am I so old that:
...paying someone to stack hay or clean stalls is no longer a luxury but a preference, and sometimes a necessity? ...I can leave a tack shop empty handed because I truly don’t need anything and already own, or at one time owned, multiples of everything anyway? ...when asked how many horses I’ve had, I pause to count and the majority are sadly long gone? ...I’m struggling to recognize the young trainers by face or name while seeing fewer and fewer Golden Oldies?
Have I shown so long that:
Every Day Will Ask...
...I’ll happily pack the bare minimum in the way of stall decorations, spare tack, and grooming supplies compared to when I was 20 years younger and more energetic? ...I’ve no less than a dozen association memberships to various breeds and disciplines? ...the crisp presentation of a freshly body clipped horse no longer cancels out my dread of shaving legs and knees and flanks and faces or what body clipping does to my bra? ...there’s a closet full of riding pants I don’t want to admit won’t ever fit me again?
Is it weird that:
...so far, I’ve managed to avoid devastating injury because, apparently a professional stunt man in another life, I always tuck and roll? ...I can’t recall the last time I got stepped on because my toes have perfected the art of curling up in my boots long before the horse’s foot hits the spot they once were? ...no one can tell me why some boys are dry and flaky while others are sticky, stinky, and gummy ‘down there’? ...I clearly have no problem taking in the earthy breeze from a raised tail while standing behind a horse or picking up a stray turd bare handed on my way to the spreader but gag at the sight and scent of dog poo because I think it’s totally nasty?
How Bad Do You Want It? Winfield Farm & Forge, Ltd. Exploring the Arabian/Welsh Sport Pony Cross for Carriage & Dressage Kevin & Sarah Vas / Owners, Breeders, Artisans Grafton, Ohio / 330-242-3440 52
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.
Ohio Morgan Horse Association
A Need for More Youth Participation PRESIDENT, Alyssa Rose VICE PRESIDENT, Elizabeth Thomas SECRETARY, Nancy Rinz TREASURER, Elizabeth Burick WEBSITE, www.ohiomorganhorse.com
by Susan Walker Here we are on the cusp of the 2021 Buckeye Morgan Challenge. I’m quite excited to be back in Springfield at the Champions Center, but on the other hand, I have a ton of things to organize before I’m ready to load up the trailer. One of those things being getting my monthly column submitted. In a continuation from last month’s article, I’ve learned more about the Youth of the Year contests in general, and more specifically, about the contest taking place in conjunction with the Buckeye show. I had heard about the contest being totally virtual, but I didn’t know exactly what that meant
and how it took place. After a conversation with Kim Thomas, this year’s coordinator of the Buckeye’s YotY contest, I was informed that test portion is compiled, sent out and graded by folks from the AMHA. The horsemanship portion is done via videos. The oral presentations were done using Zoom, except for the presentations of three participants from a barn that happens to be close enough to Kim to make it easier to do in person. Participation in the Buckeye contest was a bit disappointing this year, with only five walk/trot contestants, two junior contestants, and no senior contestants, which means that our club’s contest won’t be represented at the World’s Championship horse show. I can imagine that today’s youth have many demands on their time and attention, and perhaps having to prepare a presentation sounds a bit too much like having to do homework in the summer. But it also seems to me that participation in a YotY contest teaches young Morgan lovers a lot about their
breed and about horsemanship in general. It also helps them hone skills that are needed in their schooling and later in life. Not to mention, meeting other youth sharing your age and interest in horses and horse showing. A few years ago, while channel surfing, my husband and I discovered a telecast of the Future Farmers of America convention. I still remember how impressed we were watching those teens who were running the convention. The FFA national president, an obviously ambitious and intelligent young woman, was the master of ceremonies. She handled that role with the skill of a seasoned talk show host. In fact, the entire production was equally as impressive as any corporate presentation I have witnessed. Somehow, I feel those precocious FFA’ers must have grown up giving many an oral presentation throughout their club experience. A heads up to the parents of a Morgan-loving youth. You may want to encourage their participation in a Morgan Youth of the Year contest in their future.
View From Cheap Seats (continued) ...there’s more equestrian artwork stacked behind my bedroom door waiting to be framed than is hung all over the two floors of my house? ...I tiptoe around so the horses don’t see me from the pasture before it’s time to bring them in so my presence doesn’t incite a stampede? ...my hubby was initially grossed out by, but now shares the experience of, that disgusting lumpy barn secretion dug from our nostrils and that he affectionately dubbed the gritty remnants Snirt because it’s part snot, part dirt?
Should I feel shame:
...letting go of vanity and pride in exchange for unabashedly embracing the shorts-sweatsocks-barn-boots-bruised-palelegs-look because I’m too old to be this hot and sweaty? ...regarding my huge equestrian carbon footprint, what with a lifetime’s mountain of rumpled grain sacks, broken plastic manure forks, balled up baling twine, busted rubber bands, blown hoses, wadded Vetrap, cracked water buckets, leaky troughs, and sucked dry Popsicle wrappers? September 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR SEPT. 1-4: Jubilee Regional, Springfield, IL SEPT. 3-5: Silver Spur, Hamburg, NY SEPT. 4-5: Silver Cup, Medina, OH SEPT. 10-12: Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity and Fall Horse Show, East Lansing, MI SEPT. 15-18: New York Morgan Regional, Syracuse, NY SEPT. 17-19: Randolph Fall Classic, Randolph, OH OCT. 8-10: COSCA Fall Round-up, Ashland, OH OCT. 9-16: Morgan Grand National and World’s Championship Horse Show, Oklahoma City, OK OCT. 15-17: ASHAM Fall Horse Show, East Lansing, MI OCT. 22-24: Heartland Fall Spooktacular, Springfield, OH
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...using my favorite set of grungy, worn out grooming tools, no matter how many new ones have come and gone from my tack trunk? ...because I can’t remember my horses’ ages on any given day so they’re either 12 or 15 or 20, no matter when they were born?
I can’t possibly be the only person:
Next month, a review of the Buckeye. Hope to see you there. If you have anything brag worthy to share, look me up and let me know.
....spoiling that one horse that can do no wrong, get away with murder, and deserves special treatment because it owes me nothing and forgave me my mistakes? ...who knows every horse in the barn by its own unique whinny? ...with that old horse in the barn living a ‘better-than-itshould-be’ style with minimal interventions despite its health issues, convincing me it will outlive us all? ...able to weave bracelets up both arms from the massive jar of treasured tail hair bundles on my barn desk and never use the same horse twice?
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Northern Ohio Outlaws
Kiko Meats 2021 Ohio State Championship PRESIDENT, Craig Limbach VICE PRESIDENT, Bill Hummell SECRETARY, Jessica Soehnlen TREASURER, Susie Wise PHONE, 330/828-0423 EMAIL, northernohiooutlawsinfo@ gmail.com WEBSITE, www.nooutlaws.com
What a wonderful weekend it was Aug. 7 and 8, for the Northern Ohio Outlaws (NOO) Ohio State Championship. The weather was great, the competition fierce and the comradery amazing. To start, I just want to say what a great club we have, as I heard from numerous participants from other clubs, they were impressed with how the shoot ran with so many competitors and that they really enjoyed coming to NOO shoots. I believe this is the biggest state shoot that the NOO has hosted with 143 shooters and 13 wranglers. A big thank you to our sponsors
Ron and Diane Kiko from Kiko Meats for sponsoring such a terrific shoot and such a great meal for all the shooters. We are thankful for all of our supporters that make this sport possible. Also we would like to thank Pam and Alan Cornett for all the fun and games, especially the dog races. It certainly brings a lot of fun for the kids and adults alike. We would like to thank everyone who works with the wranglers, because those kids are the future of CMSA and the Northern Ohio Outlaws. It was great to see those kids participating in the opening ceremonies and carrying the flags. This state shoot was full of tough competition with most of the classes being full. There were plenty of qualified wins (14) with two move ups. Congratulations to Theresa Johnson (SL3 to SL4) and Marcy Luttrell (SL5 to SL6). Now to congratulate the winners! We would love to name everyone that won their class but we only have limited space so here are the Overall and Reserve champions. Overall and Overall Cowboy: Braden Morey; Overall Cowgirl:
Carla Rae Spackman; Reserve Cowboy: Ron Kiko; Reserve Cowgirl: Cara Penley. As the July shoot did not happen until after the Corral article was submitted, I want to also congratulate our winners from the Let Freedom Ring 1 and 2 shoots. Saturday’s winners were Overall and Overall Cowboy: Jarod Limbach; Reserve Cowboy: John Roach; Overall Cowgirl: Ellie Walters; and Reserve Cowgirl: October Kramer. We had 12 qualified wins and five move ups on Saturday.
Sunday’s shoot winners were Overall and Overall Cowgirl: Brianna Ivory; Reserve Cowgirl: Ellie Walters; Overall Cowboy: John Roach; and Reserve Cowboy: Jarod Limbach. We had seven qualified wins on that soggy, rainy day. Well until our next shoot which is Cowboy Rides Away 1 and 2 on Oct. 9 and 10 make sure to get outside, ride your horses and enjoy all the privileges that we are afforded here in this great nation.
Ohio State Championship and American Paint Horse World Championship PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, email@example.com WEBSITE, www.midohiomarauders.com
by Steve Keech
Braden Morey moves up to M6 at the Ohio State CMSA Championship shoot.
The Northern Ohio Outlaws hosted the Ohio State CMSA Championship in Wooster, Ohio, in August. The Marauders were well represented with over 20 shooters. Congratulations to all the Marauders. Four Marauders came away with championships, and Braden Morey and JD Hughes were in the top 10 out of 155 shooters. Braden Morey was first in M5 and Overall Overall, which earned him a move up to M6! Braden has worked very hard with his young horse Tua, and Badger also played a huge part in his success. Braden was certainly due for this move up.
Congratulations Braden! Congratulations to the other Ohio State Champion Marauders, you all had tough classes: Tyler Vrh was first in M4, Vernon Shaw was first in SM2, JD Hughes was first in SM4. Several Marauders rode hard and placed in the top three of their competitive classes: Hollianne Windle was third in L1, Whitney Draisma-Hirdes was second in L2, David Vrh was second in M4, Pam Cornett was third in SL4, Steve Keech was second in SM4, and Dan App was second in SM5. The Northern Ohio Outlaws hosted an amazing championship weekend. Kiko Meats sponsored
Caelan Garland at the World Championships in Texas.
JD Hughes at the World Championships in Texas.
the championship and served a delicious dinner on Saturday night! And of course the traditional dog races are always a huge hit on Saturday night. The American Paint Horse Association held their World Championships in Ft. Worth, Texas, in July. JD Hughes was Amateur Solid Paint Champion and Reserve World Champion in Shotgun. Congratulations JD! Caelan Garland was Open World Champion, Reserve Amateur World Champion, Reserve World Champion in Rifle, and third in Shotgun. Congratulations Caelan!
As always, if you are interested in joining the Mid-Ohio Marauders, the central Ohio club for CMSA, please visit us at www.midohiomarauders.com 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. See you soon!
2021 MOM SCHEDULE Mid-West SEPT. 24-26: Regional Shoot OCT. 24: AAQH Congress Shootout September2021
The American Paint Horse Association held their World Championships in Ft. Worth Texas in July. JD Hughes is the Amateur Solid Paint Champion and Reserve World Champion in Shotgun. JD is from Westerville, Ohio and a member of the Mid-Ohio Marauders. Nala (WHO WHIZ A HOTFLASH) is a dual registered American Paint and American Quarter Horse, she has won multiple World, Major and Reserve Championships. September 2021
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Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros
Special Tribute to One of Our Own PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE, www.lakeerievaqueros.net
by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis During our second event we had a special tribute for one of our fallen members, who was a dear friend and loved by everyone that knew him, Uncle Jimmy (James Urbanski). Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to his beautiful wife, Colleen Kelly. We had a great turn out for our first event. There were 26 riders and one wrangler. SATURDAY WINNERS Overall Champion: Ron Kiko Overall Cowboy: R. David Davis Overall Cowgirl: Carla Spackman Overall Sr. Cowboy: Ron Kiko Overall Sr. Cowgirl: Rhonda Brown Reserve Cowboy: Mike Sheets Reserve Cowgirl: Courtney Herman Reserve Sr. Cowboy: Robert Koniak Reserve Sr. Cowgirl:\Cheri Stady M1 Mike Sheets; M3 David Spackman;
M4 R David Davis; SM1 Brian (Doc) Hric; SM3 Rob Bryan; SM4 Robert Koniak; SM5 Charlie Brown; SM6 Ron Kiko; L1 Maria Haefner; L2 Courtney Herman; L3 Stephanie Berry; L4 Mary Chambers; L5 Carla Spackman; SL2 June Schmidt; SL3 Cheri Stady; SL5 Rhonda Brown; Wrangler Lily Farnsworth. SUNDAY WINNERS Overall Champion: James Chambers Overall Cowboy: James Chambers Overall Cowgirl: Stephanie BerrY Overall Sr. Cowboy: Ron Kiko Overall Sr. Cowgirl: Rhonda Brown Reserve Cowboy: Jordan Tschiegg Reserve Cowgirl: Carla Spackman Reserve Sr. Cowboy: Robert Koniak Reserve Sr. Cowgirl: Sue Wolski L1 Tammy Clark; L2 Courtney Herman; L3 Stephanie Berry; L4 Mary Chambers; L5 Carla Spackman; M1 Mike Sheets; M3 David Spackman; M4 Jordan Tschiegg; M5 James Chambers; SL1 Allison Conley; SL2 June Schmidt; SL3 Sue Wolski; SL4 Deborah Hurlburt; SL5 Rhonda Brown; SM1 Sylvio Pellegrino; SM3 Dwayne Joyner; SM4 Robert Koniak; SM5 Charlie Brown; SM6 Ron Kiko; Wrangler Lily Farnsworth
I would like to thank Gage Concessions for their wonderful, tasty food they prepared for us at our cowboy dinner after our Saturday event. Wild Horses I and II will be held Sept. 18 and 19. We will be at the Ashtabula County Fairgrounds so
come and watch. Who knows you may just want to try it out and join! It is a great family sport for all ages. Our events are free to the public—come and spend the day with us Runnin’ and Gunnin’ with the Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros! 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
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by Mandy Dacek Summer is always the season that seems to fly by! As I sit to write this, fairs are in full swing, but school starts in little over a week! Seriously, where has summer gone? It has been so great to be able to show with all of our friends this summer. But even though all signs are starting to turn to fall, the show season isn’t over yet! As I write this the COSCA Summer Sizzler is just over a week away, our friends at COMB have their COSCA approved show Labor Day weekend, and the COSCA Open Show is Sept. 11. Showbills 58
can be found on our website, as well in the July and August issues of the Corral. Our 70th Championship Show will be Oct. 8-10 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with everyone. In addition to our awards ceremony on Saturday evening, we will also have some fun events that night for both kids and grown ups. We would also like to extend an invitation to any past officers, directors, queens and horsemen to join us for the awards presentation Saturday, Oct. 9. Please contact Mandy Dacek for more information. There is still time to sponsor classes at our remaining shows! Sponsorships are tax deductible, and help us keep our costs low for exhibitors! Of course, all sponsorships are greatly appreciated! Sponsorship forms can be found under the ‘forms’ page on our website. See you at the shows! September 2021
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Gettysburg and Artillery Ridge by Richard Anderson I was happy to be able to make the trip to Gettysburg National Battlefield again, since it had been eight weeks from the disastrous fall off my horse, Rio, at Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, during which time I broke four ribs and had to spend a night in the hospital. I was worried about how we could get our motor home and our two horse trailer back to Columbus, since I could not do the drive myself. But my wife, Linda, was able to make the 10 hour drive and did a great job. It was a difficult eight weeks of healing from the broken ribs, with me doing normal daily activities trying my best to avoid the pain, from which I found that getting out of bed daily was my greatest challenge. It is not often that we are able to ride our horses at such a famous destination as Artillery Ridge and the Gettysburg National Battlefield at Gettysburg, Pa., with its disastrous history of the war between the states. But this year, we did indeed make the six hour trip again, and in my case, for the third time. The first time, we rode on horses from the livery stable to tour the battlefield and had a guided
tour, complete with headphones. The second time, we were able to use our own horses to make the same trip, traveling along on the same horse trails which were originally ordered constructed by General Dwight Eisenhower. The Artillery Ridge campground (717/334-1288) is located at 610 Taneytown Road and has 90 10x12 stalls as well as corrals for the horses and 30 and 50 amp electric hookup at each site. The town is best known for President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, and was the site of one of the largest battles fought during the American Civil War. The ‘Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’, as it was known, was under the command of General Robert E Lee, and The ‘Army Of The Potomac’, was led by General George Meade. The battle was responsible for 27,000 Confederate deaths and 23,000 Union deaths, and was one of the deadliest battles on record. Pickett’s Charge was an infantry assault ordered by Gen Lee against the Union forces to take Cemetery Hill and was proceeded by a 150 cannon bombardment lasting nearly two hours to soften the Union forces and to silence its artillery. It resulted in over
Terry McKee Johnson on board her gaited horse at Artillery Ridge at Gettysburg National Monument.
Finally back on my horse, Rio, after eight weeks of healing four broken ribs from my fall in North Carolina.
10,000 deaths in 45 minutes. Approximately 12,500 men in nine confederate brigades advanced in the open field under withering fire from the union forces, without the necessary artillery support ordinally promised. The advance reached the ‘high water mark’ of the charge, having breached the stone wall of the Union defenses, but failing to hold, resulted in over 50 percent confederate casualties from the retreat and marked the turning point of the war from which the south never recovered. The trip to Gettysburg was
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by Cindy Krumm
I find it hard to believe that I am already writing an article for the September issue of the Horsemen’s Corral. This means fall, and fall means winter will be upon us soon. Where did the time go? By the time you read this, our 33rd annual Ox Roast weekend and 17th Annual Cash Raffle will be a piece of our history. I hope you had a chance to join us, and left with the satisfaction of
a great time that included great rides with both old and new friends, that you ate more food than you should have eaten, and I hope that you left with some cool raffle items or better yet, some extra cash in the form of winnings from our Annual Raffle or from our 50/50 drawing. Most of all, I hope that you are already mentally adding it as an event to attend next year! Our next and final weekend event of 2021 will be our Annual Halloween Weekend Oct. 8-10. This is always a lot of fun. The entire camp gets into the fun and games of the Halloween season. We especially cater to kid games and activities on Saturday. Riders will take to the trails in their own groups. We have several trails to explore leaving camp and I hope that you discover ones that you had not yet been on. Please ask around camp—breakfast is a great time to do so—and see what groups will be heading out on which trails and the speeds that those groups plan to go. Hook up with one on these groups that best matches you and your
horse’s abilities if you intend to ride trails you have not yet been out on so there is no danger of you becoming lost. As always, we will offer weekend packages that include five full meals starting with Friday evening and finishing up with Sunday breakfast— starting at the price of $68 per individual non-member with various discounts for couples, families and members. Individual meals can also be purchased. Please visit our Facebook page for more information or go to our website and locate the flyer or the August issue of the Trailways for more details. Reservations for this weekend are appreciated, but not required. A weekend at one of our events remains one of the best values, giving you the biggest bang for your buck when compared to the cost of similar horse camping events throughout the state! You are encouraged to visit our Facebook page and also our website, www.Tri-CoTrails.com, for more information about our club and events.
by Lisa Kiley
orse people nationwide are familiar with Central Ohio when October rolls around and the AllAmerican Quarter Horse Congress is in full swing, but Ohio is horse country year-round, no matter what your discipline or breed interest. Delaware, Ohio, is a beautiful town just Northwest of Columbus that has strong ties to the equine industry. September is one of the best times of the year to visit if you are looking for some very special horse related activities and a perfect weekend getaway. After forced cancellations or modifications of many of the events we enjoy the most around here, we are looking forward to these great events in September. The Little Brown Jug
In the world of Harness Racing, the Little Brown Jug is iconic. Also known as the anchoring leg of the Grand Circuit commonly called the Triple Crown of Harness Racing. The other two races are held in New York; one in Yonkers called the Cane Pace and the Messenger Stake at the Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury. While this Triple Crown began in 1956, the Little Brown Jugs inaugural race goes back to 1946 where it became the Premier Pacing Classic for 3-year-old colts. The Little Brown Jug Society has worked hard over the years to maintain the stature of this Great American Harness Race proving its place as a unique part of Americana. Races run concurrently with the Delaware County Fair with live racing taking place Sept. 19-23. The 3-year-old fillies run on Jugette Day, Sept. 22 and The Little Brown Jug on Sept. 23. You can check out littlebrownjug.com for more information and tickets.
All Horse Parade
On the Sunday immediately prior to the opening day of the start of the Delaware County Fair, there is another unique equine event that takes place on the streets of Delaware. This year the All-Horse Parade will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 3-5 p.m. The parade starts at the fairgrounds and then loops through town on a three-mile trek. The parade started in 1986 and features many different equine groups and local marching bands. Known for being one of the largest non-motorized equine parades on the east side of the Mississippi, there are hundreds of horses, ponies, and donkeys to enjoy watching. It has been announced that the Budweiser Clydesdales will once again be joining the festivities this year, they last participated in 2015. With the addition of the Clydesdales, spectators have reached over 80,000 in the past, so plan on getting into town early to park and find a good place to get a great view of the parade. If watching the parade isn’t enough, you can always get in on the action by applying to be part of the parade and ride your horse in this fantastic event. www.delawarecountyfair.com/ all-horse-parade
Trails at Alum Creek State Park
The horse trails at Alum Creek State Park are located in Sunbury, Ohio, and they are maintained by the Delaware Chapter of the Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC). Members of this organization spend countless hours maintaining these trails, working toward
providing a great trail riding experience in the area. There is a specific campground dedicated for horses. Some of the features include: 25 primitive campsites with trailhead horse facilities with water for horses, highlines situated on durable ground, mounting blocks and restroom facilities. There are three main trail areas for horses that offer unique riding experiences: Winter Hawk, Maple Glen, and Hunters Hollow. The OHC website offers details on the specifics of what to expect on each trail along with costs for overnight camping. Fall is one of the best times to enjoy trail riding, but no matter what trails you choose, be aware that there are different areas that can range from easy to challenging and the different conditions that can be caused by rainfall especially in the early spring and late fall. If you are interested in becoming part of a fun and active trail organization, the Delaware Chapter of the OHC is always welcome to new riders and volunteers. Check out ohconline.com for more detailed information on your next trail adventure.
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When you have an active equine community in the area and some great annual events to enjoy, it isn’t a surprise that there are many other hidden gems around town that have an equine flair. Be on the lookout for some of the different inspirations that horses have had in the community. In front of the Arts Castle on Winter Street you will find wire horse sculptures created by local artist Mac Worthington. Some restaurants offer nods to horses and the Jug in particular, and the antique stores in town seem to have a higher than average amount of equine finds and memorabilia. The Delaware County Historical Society has also been working on the Little Brown Jug Oral History Project which is preserving the background of this race and its importance in the local community and the greater equine industry worldwide. If you are looking to shop, Cashmans Horse Equipment has also been a go to store for equine equipment and drive thru feed store since 1979. There are many things to enjoy in charming Delaware, Ohio, and a great weekend getaway for horse lovers of all kinds. No matter if you come to ride, watch, dine, or shop, this town has a lot to offer for the equine enthusiast. Lisa Kiley is a lifelong horse enthusiast who has worked in the equine industry and shown horses for many years. She is a proud member of the Cashmans Horse Equipment Team. Cashmans Horse Equipment, located in Delaware, Ohio, has been providing top quality products to the equine and agricultural community for 40 years. They have a commitment to sourcing environmentally conscious merchandise and items made in the U.S.A. Cashmans strives to educate customers and provide products that put safety first so you can enjoy more time with the horses you love. www. cashmans.com
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Greetings From Your President Congratulations Roger Pawdst — 2021 Gibby Award Winner The ‘Gibby Award’, named for Wilbur T. ‘Gibby’ Gibson, was established to recognize OHC volunteers who have worked diligently to develop and maintain trails. Gibson was the first recipient in 2001 and his legacy continues to inspire. Twenty-one members have now received this
annual OHC award. Nominations are submitted to the State OHC Merit Awards Committee, whose recommendation is then presented for approval by the State OHC Executive Cabinet. Roger Pawdst is Warren County OHC chapter’s Trails Chair and leads the volunteers of
their Over-the-Hill Gang in work projects twice a month at the Caesar Creek State Park horse trails and campground. He also plans and oversees their annual Green-Up Day in April and the Summer Workday in August. Before moving to Warren County, Roger was active in the
Hamilton County OHC chapter. He has designed, repaired, and maintained horse trails throughout southwestern Ohio. The Gibby Award honors Roger for his outstanding dedication and leadership. ~Eric Estill, President Ohio Horseman’s Council
County Lines ASHLAND Greetings. Our chapter has been busy preparing for the Mohican Chili Cook Off and barring any weather or health issues, we are ready to have a great ride this month. Hopefully, you have made your reservation and are ready to participate in all the fun. Jean and I have been putting in some time creating trails at our daughter’s farm. We have a nice 10-acre woods to work with, as well as a hay field. We are making the trail wide enough to get our little John Deere 1025R with a loader through, that will make maintenance in the future much easier. Last month, I had the shoes on my horse reset and his founder issue is much improved. If not for some health issues on my part, we would be back on the trails. It will not be long now. We hope to see you at the Chili Cook Off or down the trail, remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan & Jean Reynolds ASHTABULA Hi everyone. A week ago we had our first horse show in two years. We had some rain, but it was over before show time. When we got underway, Christy kept things moving, and we were finished before 10 p.m. There was a great crew of energetic workers. Our goal is to build a picnic shelter at Hatches Corner Metro Park. 66
We will all be doing some riding, and some of us will still be putting hay up. There is a group that went to Tri-Co. in August and another going to Hickory Creek in September. Maybe the rainy weather will give us a break. I know we need the water because we didn’t get a lot of snow. I hope for beautiful fall weather and a big turnout for our dice ride, complete with lunch, a Chinese auction, and a 50/50. So keep us in mind when you plan your October riding. ‘Til next time, give thanks for all the good things and give your horse a hug. ~Pearl Ann CLARK What a beautiful summer! Clark County members have been out riding all over the state. This includes Hocking Hills, Salt Fork, Alum Creek, Deer Creek, Van Buren, Caesars Creek and more. We have photo evidence that Cowboy Larry has been out on the trails this year also. The stars have aligned and we are ready to schedule our maintenance day at Buck Creek State Park for Saturday, Sept, 4. All necessary persons and equipment are available to help on that day. Stop by and lend a hand if you are available. We will be trimming the trails and repairing a couple of spots that can get pretty muddy. This has been made possible by a grant
Clark County OHC we received from The Ohio Horseman’s Council. To grain or not to grain? The choice is yours but, if you are giving grain and using Tribute feeds, Clark County would love to have your proof of purchases. We collect these throughout the year and are rewarded from Tribute for our efforts. Please contact us through our Facebook page if you have some to donate. This year we are using the funds to match our grant for the Buck Creek updates. Clark County has planned a Halloween campout at Buck Creek for Oct. 22 and 23. We’d like to thank Jodie Childs and Brenda Anderson who are planning a fun weekend that includes a costume contest, trail ride and an old fashioned weenie roast. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information and start planning that costume! The next meeting is Sept. 9 at the Buck Creek Shelter house at 6:30 p.m. Get out on the trails with Clark County! ~Jonna
Hello trail buddies, I hope your summer is going well. When this comes out we will have had our Labor Day campout! I know we will have an amazing time. I added some more photos from our 4th of July campout/work weekend. Photo 1: This handy tool fits in your saddle bag! Many of us have ordered one to carry with us on a trail ride to take care of the small stuff! On our cleanup weekend this came in handy and recommend it!
Photo 2: Zack Krazl and Casyn Lamb cooking us breakfast on the black stone grill. This thing is amazing. Love that the boys
Finishing touches. love to cook and they do such an amazing job! Photo 3: One of our trail rides on Farmer Trace checking out the storm damage. We have had great August weather, very warm days with cool nights. This was great riding and camping weather. I hope you all are going out hitting the trails. Horseflies are just now coming out, so far not so bad, but time will tell! I hope you all had an amazing summer. Stay tuned for photos of our next trip! Many blessings. Take a kid riding and see the future! ~Susan COLUMBIANA So much has been accomplished at the Columbiana County Chapter the last few weeks. Members gathered for a work day at the horseman’s camp. The main project was to set the stones provided by Beaver Creek State Park for the Fallen Members Memorial. Seven members volunteered to do the heavy work and were there bright and early in the morning. Thank you to Beth Whitmer, Rick Haldiman, Ted Todd, Chuck Dye, Dave Ward, and Doug Johnson. When that job was completed the group moved on to the main park tie line and picnic area. I’m happy to say the tie lines have been raised so no saddle horns will catch on them, plus a new line was added to accommodate more horses. Lines in the horse camp that needed attention were also fixed. The plaques have been ordered for the memorial celebrating those early members who organized our camp and trail system and have since passed on. A dedication ceremony will be held Sept. 4. The day will include rides leaving camp at 10 a.m. with slow and slightly faster groups so all may participate. A potluck dinner will be at 6 p.m. at the pavilion followed at 7 p.m. with the dedication of the memorial. All previous and active members are invited to attend this special event. September 2021
event. They have many games planned along with costume classes, a potluck dinner and trick or treat for the young ones. They need your help. Our October meeting will be open to everyone. Hopefully another ride, potluck, and 7 p.m. meeting. Please check on the Beaver Creek Trail Riders Facebook page for a finalized date. Hope to see you there. Ride safe, ~Sally Stamp COSHOCTON
Thirteen enjoy a member’s ride. Our last meeting, we enjoyed a ride, potluck and then the meeting. It was so much fun to sit and talk to everyone and just enjoy our park as a group without working. We plan to try it again for out next meetings, as long as the weather holds out. Everyone, members or not, are welcome to join us and just have a fun day. The park has removed the dead and dangerous trees that were in the campground and the loss of shade is obvious. The park has offered to replace those trees. New species have been chosen and will be planted when the season is best for transplanting. Last year we were given the idea to paint rocks orange and print ‘bees’ on them and have them available for riders to carry and toss where they run into bees on the trail. That will make it easier for other riders to see where the bees are and avoid them and to help the trail committee to find and get rid of them. Becky Todd has volunteered to paint the rocks, anyone who would like to help please contact her. This will be something new and we hope it will catch on with other OHC chapters. Anything to prevent bee stings is a great idea. Halloween has been scheduled for Oct. 16. Casey Ramey and Chad Rose will co-chair the
Setting taller posts.
Hello fall! Just like that, summer is ending and fall is here. This is an exciting yet busy month for Fallon as it is our annual hog roast. We have been mowing the trails, cutting down trees and planning all the details that ensure we have a fun and successful event. The park fills up fast, but we make room for everyone. We ask the club members to bring two covered dishes and non members bring one. Donated items in good condition or new are always appreciated for our auction which follows immediately after the meal. John Kreis will be our auctioneer. Many people camp on Friday and Saturday, but
Grayson Highland ponies.
Saturday, Sept. 18 is the actual hog roast. This event is our only fundraiser, we hope you will join us and bring your money for auction items, 50/50 raffle and chances for the grand prize. Recently my husband and I, along with two friends took a week long vacation to Virginia in the Grayson Highland area. We did some hiking in our spare time and climbed to the highest peak in Virginia, Mount Rogers which is 5,728 feet elevation. We also drove to the second highest peak. Whitetop Mountain. We saw the feral ponies that roam in the Grayson Highland and Mount Rogers area. The ponies are far from wild and although we did not see the famous Fabio, known for his beautiful long blonde mane, we were not disappointed by the others. The Appalachian Trail goes through this very path including our hikes to Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain. I highly recommend Virginia for it is very beautiful, but it is also very rocky. Ride safe my friends, I hope to see you at the hog roast. ~ Gigi CUYAHOGA OHC is one of the biggest reasons we have such a large and wonderful bridle trail system in the state of Ohio. Many people including OHC members don’t even realize how lucky we are. They have no idea that other states don’t have trail systems like we do. These trails are something none of us can ever take for granted. Officers, trail committees and individual members spend hours with boots on the ground working to repair and improve trails in the many parks or forests in the state. Officers and committees negotiate with park boards for trails, trailheads, expansion and improvements. Funds are raised and grants are created to help with bridle trail projects. Cuyahoga works tirelessly with Cleveland Metroparks board of park commissioners, managers, staff, mounted police and users to promote bridle trails. We stress trail manners and the importance of greeting and being polite to other users on the trails. Horses can be intimidating to other users and there can be objections to manure in parking areas or on trail. By cleaning up after ourselves and even the other person we try to set good 67
County Lines examples. By explaining that manure on natural trails will disintegrate quickly and carries no pathogens that could harm other users we try to educate in a friendly manner. By stopping to pass a few friendly words and take the time to talk about our horses and let other users enjoy their beauty, we build good will. There are many people who have never even seen a real live horse. We need to never forget that and make each encounter a chance to make a new friend and supporter. We wish each of you the ability to enjoy your trail rides while thinking of how they remain the gems they are. We hope you step up and lend a hand in whatever way you can so that future generations will enjoy the beauty that we do. One of the best ways to support bridle trails is to join an OHC chapter and get involved at least in name. Numbers make a difference when we join together. Now go saddle up and have a great ride! ~Penny DEFIANCE September is finally here and it is now time to get ready for our yearly state ride at Van Buran State Park, we can’t wait to see everyone! A few of our members have had a rough summer with their horses between lameness issues and injuries leaving them with no choice but to walk along the side with their horse instead of in the saddle. But as far as our other members, they have been doing great with their horses, hitting the trails or staying home and working on desensitizing their horses to many scary pool noodles and flags (because you never know when these monsters will jump out at you on the trail). During our last meeting we were
Bridget riding Girly taking it easy still in horse recovery. 68
Riders at Pine Creek HC, Hocking Hills. Beth and her horse enjoying the river on a warm day.
Miss Butter showing off her American ears. able to camp over night with our horses at one of our club member houses. She took us on a horse back tour leading us to an icecream shop in town. Let me say what a great way to end a ride with cold ice cream on a hot day! DELAWARE Welcome to September and the beginning of fall riding season! Our chapter would like to invite our OHC friends and their guests to experience our trails at Alum Creek State Park. Our trail maintenance volunteers continue to work diligently to maintain and improve nearly 45 miles of trails. The fall season is, in my opinion, the most beautiful time of the year to explore our trails as the fall foliage is spectacular! Join us for our annual ‘Autumn at Alum’ trail ride and campout, scheduled for Sept. 10-12. Chose to stay the weekend or come for a day ride. The festivities kick off Friday and include our delicious dessert buffet at 7 p.m. Bring your favorite dessert to share while enjoying fun and fellowship around the campfire. Saturday evening features our potluck (bring a covered dish) followed by both a ‘live’ auction and Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes beginning at 6 p.m. Maps of our trails will be
available. Guided rides can be arranged upon request. Camping reservations are made through reserveohio.com website. Upon arrival, pick your parking spot and settle in for the weekend. Delaware chapter ‘welcome hosts’ will be around to assist you with parking or any questions you may have. We look forward to having you visit. Sunday, Sept. 12 is the annual Delaware All-Horse Parade that heralds the arrival of the Delaware County Fair and the running of the famous harness race, the Little Brown Jug. Ohio Horseman’s Council members always participate, including, of course, our Delaware chapter members. If you happen to be attending our ‘Autumn at Alum’, why don’t you consider joining your fellow OHC members for the parade? Arrive before 1 p.m. for line-up. The parade begins promptly at 3 p.m. Immediately following the parade, join in the OHC dinner potluck before heading home. Our next big chapter event is coming up soon, namely our Mohican-Memorial State Forest group campout on Oct. 15-17. Reservations to camp are made through Theresa Burke (614/3297453). At this time, Delaware members are given preference, but as camp space allows, I will open it up to other OHC friends whose names are on my waiting list. Contact me if you are interested in joining us for a beautiful fall experience! Saturday evening potluck, of course! At the time this article was written our chapter’s ‘Trail Obstacle Fun Day’ had not yet occurred the last Saturday of August. I hope to share some highlights from this event in next month’s column. A big thank you to Ms. Brenda Webster of Black Swam Farm for hosting our group at her beautiful farm and introducing us to the discipline of ranch horse riding and showing. This ‘field trip’ to her farm and her presentation which included
Delaware members at Pine Creek HC, Hocking Hills.
Champion’s Crossing Maple Glen trail. riding demonstrations, were very much enjoyed and very informative. Thank you Brenda! Delaware chapter members and friends recently enjoyed a spectacular time during our mini vacation at Pine Creek Horsemen’s campground in the beautiful Hocking Hills. The group, consisting of eight members and two guests, had a wonderful time riding as well as enjoying fun and camaraderie. Our Taco Tuesday buffet was a big hit! For several members, this was their first ride at Hocking Hills. We hope to make this outing an annual event. Our trail maintenance crew leader, Mary Chmielewski, reports that our 2021 OHC grant project was officially completed the first week of July. The brand new ‘Champion’s Crossing’ on Maple Glen trail is a beauty! Our chapter wishes to extend a special thank you for the invaluable assistance from one of the neighboring landowners who organized a crew of his own volunteers to assist with transporting the building materials to the worksite as well as performing his own trail improvement nearby, namely the geo-tec and gravel to improve a muddy section of the trail located nearby. Thank you Dave! Looking ahead, mark your calendars to attend our Nov. 5 meeting. We will welcome Mr. Paul Clay, a local historian and Kilbourne native who will share with us his treasure-trove of vintage photographs and history of the Alum Creek area long before the dam and reservoir were built. September 2021
County Lines As you can see, there are lots of fun events taking place in Delaware chapter, come and join us, we look forward to having you! ~Theresa Burke ERIE Greetings from Erie County! What a great riding summer it has been. National Day of the Trail was well attended at Edison Woods MetroPark with some riders even going to the rails to trails afterwards. What a fun day we had! It is September as we read this, with lots of great rides and events planned. September 3-6 we will be at Salt Fork camping for the weekend. Spend the day with us at Brecksville Reservation on Sept. 12. Our annual poker ride is Saturday, Sept. 18 at Edison Woods Metropark in Berlin Heights, Ohio. This fundraiser benefits bridle trails and equine activities. We actually put a full page flyer in The Corral last month on page 41. Come check out our many trail improvements and ride our well marked trails. Parking will be at the Smokey Road trailhead, with registration starting at 9 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be provided 12-2 p.m., with lots of prizes and other fun activities. What a great way to spend a Saturday with family, friends, and our four-legged friends. Tim, Dan, Mark and the guys from the park have been working pretty hard on the Thornapple Trail. Wait until you see it! If you haven’t seen Mason Road parking area yet you will be in for a big surprise. The park has put a beautiful sign by the entrance, so there will be no more drive bys. The new bathroom facilities have been completed and are working with running water! Speaking of water, it is now available for your horses not far from the restroom. We also have some mounting steps available to use that are very sturdy. Our supplies and materials are in for the new high lines to be installed. As soon as
Bathroom and water. September 2021
New Mason Road sign. we can coordinate tractors, post hole diggers and workers we will be able to set the posts, lay fabric and stone. I am so excited! A big congratulations goes out to Colleen and Albert on their recent wedding! Sounds like there will be a lot of camping in their future! Life is better on the trail! ~Shelley GEAUGA Happy trails from beautiful Geauga County! I hope everyone has been enjoying this summer weather! The trail riding season is underway, and our members are reporting rides in numerous parks. Summer is flying by, and Geauga County has been busy. We value your suggestions and would love to see you at our monthly meetings. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 31 to prepare the Geauga County Fair booth at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. It’s hard to believe it is that time of year already. Bring a chair and a snack, and come join us. Our August meeting was held at Swine Creek Reservation, beginning with work on clearing the trails, followed by a meeting. Thank you to everyone who participated in the trail work. Your hard work allows us all to enjoy the trails. Looking ahead on our calendar shows the regional ride at the West Woods on Sept. 26. Ride out time is 1 p.m., followed by a picnic. On Oct. 30, we will host a round robin ride at Swine Creek Reservation. Be sure to come decked out in your Halloween costume! A potluck will follow the ride.
Banquet preparations have begun. Stay tuned for information, as details begin to form. We hope that you will join us! Our chapter continues to send positive thoughts to everyone for good health. We hope to see you on the trails, and be sure to log those miles and hours worked. ~Christina Monaghan
anyone knows of a place that has a private room let Herb know. I’ll include more photos from the State ride. Thanks to Dave and Jerry for their constant work at Caesar Ford, and all of those who come out to help. If you’d like to volunteer at any point, call or text Dave at 937/409-6973. ~Mickie
I really thought when I retired, I’d be able to ride more. I’m thinking that might happen this fall, but so far I keep having other things getting in the way. But then, everyone I know who is retired told me I’d be busier than when I worked. On the up side, my feet are much happier with me. Not a lot has been going on since the last article. We will be having our usual booth at the Xenia Old Timers Days on Sept. 24-26. If you need anything, we have tack and a lot of miscellaneous items, or just stop by to say hi. I think we’ll soon begin planning our Christmas party. You’ll have to watch the newsletter for information there, as I believe none of the buffets are open yet, and I’ve heard some are permanently closed. If
Come and join us for our annual Guernsey County OHC Poker Run Saturday, Oct. 9. (Watch for our ad in The Corral.) The event is rain or shine, there will be tents up if we do get rain. Sign-up starts at 8 a.m. First horse out at 9 a.m. and last horse out at 11 a.m. All horses are to be in by 3 p.m. $15 donation for adult and youth. All the money raised is put back into the trails at Salt Fork. Our aim is to have the best horse trails around! We all know it takes a lot of work to keep them in good shape. We’ve also done a lot of work on horse camp, which you will see when you come to the Poker Rum. We will be serving dinner too—pulled pork with scalloped potatoes and baked beans. We have some great prizes in the raffle drawing! The annual auction is always a fun time along with some really great horse related stuff. The trail work just keeps coming our way. A storm brought several trees down on the Purple Trail, all in one spot. Don and Dave spent a total of 14 hours clearing them and blocking off an old trail on the Blue Trail on Aug. 2. I was working in the hayfield all day. Hey, remember to log those miles and hours worked. It really does matter. Hope to see you on the trail. ~Lee Randolph
Horse people love to eat!
Starting the next generation.
Hello from Harrison County!I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and having fun with their horses, family, and friends. Some of our members met out at Harrison State Forest for the annual ride on June 11-13. It was a casual gathering with some riding and lots of fellowship. What was very exciting was that this was the first year for using the new shelter. Those who attended said that the shelter was very nice, and they enjoyed using it. About 10 members were 69
County Lines present at the July 15 meeting, which was also held at the new shelter at the Harrison State Forest. Everyone brought a covered dish and enjoyed visiting and eating lots of good food. Even though we didn’t get to have our ice cream and cobbler event that takes place at the annual ride, Jan Moreland made sure that we didn’t miss out. She brought a warm home-picked raspberry cobbler to the meeting, and it was wonderful. And even though the weather was pretty warm and it risked melting, she even brought ice cream! I guess that will just have to hold us over until next year when the annual ride and ice cream and cobbler events resume. Not many members reported doing much riding in the forest. However, co-president Mark Westlake, reported that some of the Blue trail had been mowed recently, but most trails need clipped and cut back. He suggested that we schedule a day to meet and do some much needed work. Time to get that new battery-operated chain saw out and see what it can do. Some necessary business was addressed at the meeting. Members voted to renew the fiveyear work agreement between HCOHC and the Harrison State Forest. Mark also passed out individual release forms for members to sign for when they do any work at the forest. There is also some good news from the Division of Forestry in that they plan to put in a new trail leaving the campground and plan to put in new vault type bathrooms. Many of our members stay busy riding their horses close to
Mohican Hocking-Perry Ride.
where they board or live, and many have been trying new trails in the area. Lots of members are introducing their horse passion to their grandkids. For some, they have had to put their ponies on the back burner for just a bit. Thoughts and prayers go out to many of our members who have been dealing with some serious health issues. One thing is for sure, the Harrison County chapter is full of good caring hard-working people. Members stay in touch with those who are sick and even go so far as to take dinner over to them. Many members stepped up to help Brooklyn McAfee and family put on a benefit for her mom Nancy Van Curen who is battling breast cancer. It was held at the Vineyard 22 Winery in Cadiz, Ohio, and the outcome was wonderful. Just to show that the friendships go way beyond the back of a horse. But here’s to happier times and healthier times to all. We all know that you have to take the bad with the good and it is always easier to get through the bad when you have good friends and good riding to help along the way. HOCKING It has been a lovely summer so far! Our members are going all different directions with their common love of horses. I love seeing how many are teaching the next generation of horseman/ women. If we do not share our passion with younger people, it will die out. Mid July we had our Hocking/ Perry Chapter ride at Mohican. It rained pretty hard at times, but we were still able to ride out every day. Many of us had things to dry out once we were back home. Much enjoyment was had around the campfire telling stories and singing songs. New friendships were made and old ones renewed again. I think after being shut down for Covid in 2020, many people were excited to get back into their horsey summertime schedules.
Brenda Lehman’s granddaughters.
Gunner Rau Local fairs are happening this year, which is so exciting. It is a great time to try to recruit more people to join the OHC. I have been reading statistics and was surprised by how much membership numbers change from area to area. New blood is always a needed part of a club to keep things fresh and exciting. We are looking forward to our upcoming club ride at Hocking Hills in August. It will be over by the time this article goes to print, look for photos in the next issue. We have a great time with our auction. If you missed it, I am sure we will have it next year. Our club is very family friendly and meet at the Home Tavern in Logan the third Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Come in earlier for dinner and relaxed conversation prior to the meeting. Watch our Facebook page for more information about our club and upcoming events! ~Donna Shade HOLMES Hello from Horseville Holmes County! I sure hope everyone
Christmas in July. has had a great time getting rides in during this great weather. I love reading about other rider’s adventures so I thought I’d add two of our own. Every year in July, I plan a ride at Pleasant Hill Lake Park located in Perrysville, Ohio. This camp is called Christmas in July Celebration. This year it happened July 16-18. This park has many fun things to do for the children plus all the swimming they care to do, and a new treat called The Whoa Zone (TWZ). You may google this to get more information, as it is too hard to explain the fun here. Most of us got plenty of ride time. You can ride to Malabar from here. The park provides many learning opportunities for adults and children. There was an outdoor movie on the beach, plus Santa Claus too! You can visit their website at https://pleasanthillpark. mwcd.org/ where you will find everything explained. One of my favorite things to do is to join in the decorating contest for any camper. You decorate your campsite for the Christmas spirit. Loving Christmas, and the Christmas freak that I am, I have always taken advantage of this opportunity to dig out my Christmas decorations and have fun decorating my campsite. I start as soon as I get there, putting up multiple trees and snowmen. There are lights, too many to count, and all my trees are decorated. It was magical when it became dark out. We all had root beer floats before the fireworks. Many thanks to everyone who came to ride and camp. We had seven rigs and all enjoyed the weekend. The rain did not keep us inside. The fireworks were September 2021
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Work weekend, thanks! spectacular, and we stayed close to our horses to talk them out of being nervous. All of the horses reacted in different ways but overall we made it OK. Thanks to Wendy Stetson who helped me ‘fluff’ my trees after some were blown down when rain came through. We also had another annual ride in June at Elkins Creek. Here is Cindy GrayStanley’s account of the event. Before I get started with the Elkins Creek ride, I want to let everyone know that Ricki won first place in the Camp Decorating Contest at the Christmas in July event at Pleasant Hill. Congratulations, Ricki! June 13-20 marked the sixth annual Holmes County Ride at Elkins Creek. A total of 23 members from Holmes and Wayne Counties flowed in and out during the week as their schedules allowed. Four ladies from Holmes County rented a cabin for the weekend. From camp, we rode the trails in Wayne National Forest. A favorite is the Kimble Loop with the Main Loop that traverses beautiful caves and rock formations. Another highlight is The Lookout from where you can see Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. The Watering Hole provides a place for the horses to get a refreshing drink and a tranquil spot for eating lunch. Members split up into groups to host supper each night. One evening a group prepared pulled pork and baked potatoes, followed by other delicious evening meals of lasagna, hamburgers, sloppy joes, and more. The great thing about doing supper this way is that you only have to cook once and can relax the rest of the evenings. Thank you Vickie Zook and Trudy Schmitt for a great job organizing this. Rick and Jill are excellent hosts and make us feel so welcome. They also do fantastic work maintaining the trails along with help from volunteers. Elkins Creek is always a good time! ~Ricki Mast and Cindy Gray-Stanley September 2021
As I write this summer time is currently upon us with both high temperatures and humidity. Horse flies are in their finest domain. Face flies haunt my horses daily. I find the horses gathered, ready for a conference it would seem, in the barn. The pasture is very low but my horses, being ‘easy keepers’ are getting fat due to my lack of activity. The neighbor kids come often and I let them ride my horses in the round pen, going in circles till I get dizzy. We have put obstacles in there so they learn to guide the horses. One lad is 6 years old and stopped hanging on to the saddle horn when I told him that real cowboys can’t do that if they want to rope the steer. We now have a practice roping steer in the round pen. We want to thank Dave Huge for using his tractor and mower to mow the trails at Thayer Ridge. KCOHC traditionally maintains the few miles of trails open to the public there. While not blessed with miles of trails, Thayer Ridge provides a nice little evening ride. We did put in an event parking lot but have had few events partially due to COVID-19. August is the Knox County Fair and we did have several members with horses, and a hog, participate. Our young members did a great job winning many ribbons. We want to express our congratulations to them. Reflecting on the youth and OHC’s lower membership numbers, a comment I received was that the 4-H equestrian participation is also seeing lower numbers. We all know that owning horses can be expensive. Hay costs this last spring was very high. How do we help promote the love of horses and get more youth participation in the sport we all love? Personally, I have invited young ones to safely ride my horses and I enjoy seeing the big smiles on their faces. At a state level OHC meeting I was shocked to hear, “We are not baby sitters.”
Winners Three. Well, in my opinion, we better do something or we will lose the trails and events for the sport we love. As done years back, at our next state meeting, I suggest we have a round table and discuss how we improve the situation. Our KCOHC schedule is fast winding down. In July we had seven hardy riders brave the weather and camp at Great Seal. Harrison State was changed to AEP Conesville. August 27 was a scheduled ride at Salt Fork. Paddle Creek (Lake Vesuvius) is on the schedule for Sept. 3. September 11 is the Fredericktown Tomato Show Parade. Misty Teter is our parade chair this year. If riding with us in the parade, please wear your new KCOHC T-shirt, blue jeans and helmet or hat. September 12 is the Delaware All Horse Parade where all central region OHC riders are invited to join in under one number, thus one insurance, each chapter represented paying one equal share of the insurance cost. We traditionally have a potluck after the parade where Doc Patton has always provide homemade ice cream. We still have two rides in October and one ride in November on the schedule. Best saddle up before old man winter gets here. Mary Baker, having survived a massive stroke, wants to thank every one of our OHC friends for the cards and well wishes and the birthday party initiated by our good friend Phil Rauch at Bob Evans on Aug. 1. Mary
Anna Maglott, 2021 Equine Queen.
continues to recover and your prayers are helping. Thank you. 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 return to our normal meeting place at the Long Branch Pizza in Centerburg. ~Terry L. Baker LAKE Let this say, “Forget-me-not, For truly You-are-never-forgot.” Yes, sometimes I think of poetry when I ride. A fellow member of Lake County OHC, Barbara M. and I rode at North Chagrin by Squire’s Castle on National Trail Day. The trail there had blue forget-me-nots on each side of us, as well as blooming blackberry bushes. It was quite beautiful with a lovely fragrance from the blackberry flowers. Michelle S., Rosemary M., and Penny P. also rode at North Chagrin and Squire’s Castle on National Trail Day. Our Lake OHC was represented by Barb J. at Headwaters in Geauga County. Three different OHC clubs were trail riding in local parks on National Trail Day. Barb J. had several riders with her, some from Cuyahoga County, some from Geauga County, and some from Lake County. We all enjoyed the sunny, breezy weather. Michelle S. and Rosemary M. rode at Chapin Forest in Lake County in anticipation of National Trail Day. We truly appreciate the myriad riding trails in Northeast Ohio, and will continue to ride and respect them. ~Rayneen LAWRENCE Hello from Lawrence County! Summer has flown by much too fast. June and July were busy months for our members. Many man hours were spent removing the tree stumps from Paddle Creek Horse Camp, splitting firewood, and general maintenance. Keeping the grass mowed is a constant task that loyal members manage on a regular basis. We had a good turn out and a great time at Paddle Creek over the 4th of July weekend. The group enjoyed an awesome meal. Thank you James and April 71
Curtis Daniel memorial.
the Bradley Building, Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. Anyone may attend the meeting. If you have a horse or just love horses please come to a meeting and check us out, you may find someone to ride or drive with. Our chapter events are posted on Facebook. Have fun on the trails, be safe. ~Deborah Sheka LOGAN
Tie line work crew. Sigrid Batten
Betty in blue, April in green. Maynard for the pork roast. Our monthly meeting was conducted prior to the dinner. Plans were made to erect additional tie lines and relocate the sign for the trailhead and add a new sign on Oak Ridge Road. The work crew that installed the poles for the new tie lines, included James and April Maynard and Gary and Beth Neff. Thanks to Jeremy Duncan and Richard Murray for the tractor and thanks to James Maynard for the auger. Jeremy’s operating skills saved a lot of time and avoided some backache! The Curtis Daniels memorial was erected by his family. It is a beautiful tribute to his life. Curtis was a loved member of our horse community. ~Betty Murray LICKING Hello from Licking County! I hope everyone has their hay in, I can’t rest until my barn is full. The Central Region Trail Ride
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at Dillon was great. Even with the weather forecast of rain and storms, the riders came with their horses. Yes, they rode in the rain. I stopped out for the Saturday night potluck, all I can say is you missed a good time and a lot of food. Thank you to everyone, who cleaned the trails and the campground and organized the event. It takes a lot of volunteers to put on a weekend event. The place looked beautiful. Our fun show, held at the end of July, was another success. Thank you to all the volunteers. There were over 80 entries for the day. The next fun show is in September the showbill is on our Facebook page. If any member is interested in running for any office at our chapter for 2022 please contact Sandy Belt. A lot of our members are out on the trails all over Ohio and some other states; please be safe. Remember to keep track of you miles, hours, and driving, we need to show the parks the trails are being used. Just last month the Licking Park District contacted me for information regarding the use of our county’s trails. I used the state OHC records for the last three years showing Infirmary Mound Park, Lobdell Reserve, and Taft, totaled 7,353 miles. They wanted the information because they were working on the improvement budget, I told them the number was only maybe a quarter of the miles the trails are actually used and many of the riders are not members of OHC. Please track your miles on the trails so we may show them and then we can get the improvements needed for the trails. Our meetings are held on the last Monday of the month, 7 p.m. at
The Logan County OHC July meeting was cancelled. We had the Logan County OHC August meeting on Aug. 1. It was a combined meeting with the Ohio Wagon Group, at Zanesfield Park Shelter house. We brought a potluck dish to share and the Wagon Group cooked up hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings to share. Seventeen members were present. John Horton, who is a member of both the Ohio Wagon Group and our Logan County OHC invited us to have meetings with them. The Ohio Wagon Group will have four wagon trips leaving the park and John shared with us the routes the wagon trains will take. John was also requesting some help from Logan County OHC members to be out riders. I know of at least one member who volunteered. With a heavy heart, one of our long-time active members and a great friend to many of us, Christy Stanley, passed away June 25. She was very active in our OHC, still a competitive barrel racer and she still found time to trail ride occasionally. There were donations to the Logan County OHC made in her memory. A motion was made by Cynthia Orr, that with these donated funds we will have a mounting block, tie out, bench or tree planted. Something with a plaque in her memory. This will be discussed at our next meeting. It was decided that we donate all left over foods and drinks from concession stands to Marmon Valley Farm. On July 10, three members and their horses visited the Belle Springs nursing home in Bellefontaine. The three members were Val Tracey, Keith Roberts and Lynette Rostorfer. Lynette reported on this first community service project, “she found it very rewarding, it was just so fulfilling to bring joy to those patients lives.” Val Tracey, said that one woman never got out of bed ever, but,
Logan County OHC when she saw that horse in her window, it brought a tear to her eyes, because she got out of that bed for first time. All three said they would certainly do this again. Hopefully more members will participate next time. At the Central Ohio Regional ride July 18, we had at least two members from Logan County OHC in attendance. All together there were 30 members represented by seven county chapters. On Aug. 15, we had the Mad River canoe/kayak trip. Our next meeting is Sunday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Liberty Community Room. We will have a potluck first. The All Horse parade in Delaware is Sept. 12. The Chili Cook off at Mohican is Sept. 17-19, you need to make reservations ASAP. Corwin’s Ride is 10 a.m. Sept. 26, we ride first then have a potluck lunch. Happy Trails everyone! ~Cynthia Orr LORAIN Hey everyone, or should I say “hay everyone!” Hopefully you have gotten some dry hay by now. My horses were acting a bit fretful as the hay dwindled down, however they could have stood to September 2021
County Lines be on a diet anyway. I hope the summer has you out picnicking and having a good time with family, friends and of course your horses. Our September Lorain County OHC sponsor is Lance’s Trailer Sales located in Athens, Ohio. Jenny Lance was a long time member of the Lorain Horse Council before moving to Athens and was quite active in our council. They have a great website to view their trailers if you are in the market for one. Some members of Lorain went to West Branch camping in July but unfortunately it was a bit soggy and most packed up and fled before the storms blew in on Sunday. Several members of Lorain OHC went to Jefferson Lake State Park in July and had a great time. A few met up at Edison Woods for a day ride on July 18 and were thrilled the trails were in good shape despite the torrential rain we all had. In September we have some fun rides on the calendar. Our council will be camping at Pleasant Hills the weekend of Sept. 10-12. If you plan to come for the day Saturday, plan to ride at 11 a.m. Cheryl Muhek is the contact person for this ride. The sites have electricity and are right on the lake. There are tie lines available and water for the horses. There are trails that connect from Pleasant Hills to Malabar so there are plenty of trails to enjoy. The Chili Cook-off State Ride, hosted by Ashland, OHC is the weekend of Sept. 17-19. It is held in the Mohican State Forest. Plan to come for the weekend or just the day. They usually have a lot of items for the silent auction, bring some spare change or better yet, crisp bills. Camping space is limited, reservations are required. Contact Mike Gerard from Ashland OHC for camping reservations. The forest is very scenic; there are creek crossings and wonderful places to picnic along the way. If you are not planning to camp, consider coming to Mohican on Saturday for the day and ride with others from Lorain County. We will meet at 11 a.m. across the street at the baseball field. Jim Wallace is the contact for this ride if you have any questions. Monday, Sept. 20 we will hold our membership meeting at the CVC Black River Room at 7 p.m. Nominations for 2022 officers will be on the agenda, September 2021
Cheryl, Char and hanging in camp.
Vince Ric and Char taking a water break at Jefferson Lake S.P. and your horses must have up to date health papers and a negative Coggins test. “Hay, have a good one!” ~Kathy Duncan
Vince and Vito relaxing at Jefferson Lake State Park. think about who might be a good candidate (including yourself) for one of the offices. We will also have detailed information for the Regional Ride, Sept. 24-26. Our Lorain County OHC Regional Ride will be held at Charlemont Reservation with the trail entrance on New-London Eastern Road. Camping and festivities will be held at ClareMar Twin Lakes Camping Resort. You must have reservations to camp, but day riders can obtain a day pass at the gate, let them know you are coming to the Regional Ride and they can direct you. If you are able to help out in any capacity, you will be much appreciated. Contact Sherry Hoover who will be happy to fill you in on what committees are in need of help. We will have a silent auction with some really neat items, door prizes, a poker hand game, a question quest, 50/50 raffle and a tethered hot air balloon ride provided (weather permitting) sponsored by Sherre Manfull (Lorain OHC member) and Greg Manfull (pilot) of Endeavor Hot Air Balloon, LLC of Lorain County, Ohio. This should prove to be an exciting weekend, we hope to see you there! October 1-3, we will be camping at Beaver Creek State Park located at 12816 Sprucevale Road, E. Liverpool, Ohio. Reserve your campsite at reserveohio.com. Billy and Cheryl Garn are the contacts for this ride. October 3-10, members will be at Big Elk Lick Horse Camp at Elk State Forest. Contact Ric or Char Augustine regarding Big Elk Lick. You must have reservations
MADISON Our chapter was finally able to gather for a meeting. We ended up meeting at the Deer Creek horse day area. Evidently, the overnight horseman’s camp was already booked up with nonequine campers. We had 12 members in attendance. President Jeff Fultz, Vice President Jean Kritner, Secretary Cheryl Barlett, myself, treasurer, Gene Daugherty, Scott Elfrink, John-Marsha Pierce, Jennifer Hunter, Susan Hunter, Lorna Kenyon, Lisa Reynolds, Jean Kritner, John and Marsha Pierce took advantage of the beautiful morning and took a trail ride. We were informed on our chapter Facebook page about a manhole cover close to the lodge on the Blue Trail was damaged. Thanks to Dave Holscher member of the At Large Chapter, Marsha Pierce and Jean Kritner marked the area and informed Ranger Bob. This will be fixed. However, if riding in this area, please be alert and aware. When our secretary, Cheryl Barlett, was on her way to the meeting she came upon a truck and horse trailer pulled over on the road in the vicinity of State Route 56/I-71 with truck issues. The lady was headed back to Norwalk where she lives. Cheryl shared her phone number with this lady should there be anything she needed. Not long in our meeting Cheryl gets a call from ‘Debbie’. Her husband was two hours away and AAA was there. We discussed a couple options that would be better for this lady and her two warm blood type horses. A huge thank you goes to Lakota of Ohio located at State Route 38 and I-71. Lakota has
stalls available for their traveling customers. Cheryl called Lakota of Ohio and explained the situation with them. The employee (I did not get his name) traveled to where Debbie was broken down. Unhitched her trailer and took them back to Lakota of Ohio. They took great care of her and her horses while she waited for her husband. Trail maintenance is really hard to keep up with. A few years ago our chapter adopted the abandoned bike trails at Deer Creek. They are really nice trails to ride yet they are also heavily vegetated. Our main trail maintenance crew consist of Marsha Pierce and Jean Kritner. These two ladies spend several hours, several times a week in the mornings trying to beat the heat. Since I was off this week I joined them. I must admit I thought I was going to die. I am the youngest of the three and couldn’t keep up with them. Marsha gave me a quick course on how to operate a chainsaw. The sissy in me got scared operating the chainsaw, so I went back to my tree trimmers which just was not getting the job done. I pulled my big girl britches up, tightened my belt and fired up that chainsaw. I was getting the feel of it and did get some trees out of the way. I applaud both Jean and Marsha for their dedicated trail maintenance service at Deer Creek. Our chapter did decide to purchase a Bush Hog so I hope that gets out there soon. The Deer Creek staff did some work on the Orange trail. They added some gravel where there was a damaged culvert and have more to do. As I mentioned earlier the horse overnight camp is getting reserved to non horse campers. I cannot stress enough that please consider camping at Deer Creek with your horses. By the time this issue is out we will have had our August Gymkhana. Our last two events are Sept. 12 and Oct. 9 which is our awards night. Please visit our Madison County OHC Gymkhana Facebook page for the sign up link and the patterns. We run at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Show starts at 10 a.m. Fees are $30 for the day. MEDINA We’re enjoying some nice weather here in the northeast. We’re finally able to start meeting 73
Sparklers at the Christmas party. Mike and Louise on shovel.
Topping it off. outdoors. Our June meeting was rained out at Robinson Field, so we hightailed it over to the covered bridge and finished our session there. August 4 we did get lucky as 14 members and 300 mosquitoes gathered round for some fellowship (and bug spray) and made use of the time to brainstorm new ideas about where and how to hold our state ride. We have an iron or two in the fire—stay tuned for updates! We are still getting inquiries about the State ride, contact Rosemary Young (440/3827980 or rosemary4medinaohc@ gmail.com) for any information. The trails are calling! Get on your horse and answer! Richfield Heritage is full of history, picturesque buildings and trails maintained by our sister chapter Summit. We help too. Join Barb Vega on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. for a scenic and relaxing ride. Wednesday, Sept. 29 she will be at Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the Wetmore Trail. Lastly, in October she will be riding in the valley again, beginning at the covered bridge. Contact her at 216/7021224 or grr8ridinranch@yahoo if you are coming to any of these rides. For a weekend ride Molly Eastwood will lead a fun time at Mohican State Forest Sept. 17-19, at Hocking Hills from Oct. 1-3 and as if that’s not enough at Malabar Farms Oct. 15-17. Contact her at 330/ 6030820 or mollyeastwood@aol. com if you are coming and for 74
Raydeen supervises. more information. We are truly indebted to these wonderful and dedicated ladies who have given so much time and effort staging and supporting these rides. Talk about dedicated, our trail workers are out there making your ride easier. In July we put in three turnpikes to drain water off the Wetmore Trail. Raydeen and her injured foot took a supervisory role in the bobcat. I’ve included pictures of our handiwork. Like to join us? September 11 and Oct. 9 are the next sessions. Give one of our trail masters a call for details on where we meet. Contact either Greg Monsanty (email@example.com or 330/658-3063) or Raydeen Ryden (firstname.lastname@example.org or 334/6637361) for information. Enjoying the sunshine down in the valley. ~Rosemary MONTGOMERY Happy September from lovely Montgomery County! I actually went on a ride the other day at Possum Creek Metropark. The flies were thick, the deer flies on the ears and neck of my horse and the horse flies taking the rear (literally). I almost don’t think it is worth riding during fly season, especially when they bite me too! I know they will pass soon, that is the good news! Fall is my favorite time of the year with cooler weather and beautiful foliage. I plan to take advantage and get many more rides in before winter. I hope I will see some of you out on the trails. Our club had a super fun joint campout with Butler County OHC at Hueston Woods in July. Friday night there was a hors d’oeuvres party with many yummy snacks. Saturday there was a Christmas in July party, complete with a carry-in, gift exchange, bonfire and sparklers. On Sunday morning they had ‘The Breakfast Club’. I didn’t make it to the camp out, but I have seen photos and it looks like
Morning Breakfast Club.
Future horsewomen. fun was had by young and old. The trails were in great shape, thanks to Preble County OHC. At our September meeting a saddle fitting specialist is coming. We meet the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Horseman’s Area at Sycamore State Park off Wolf Creek Pike in Trotwood. Come join us and meet a great group of horsemen and horsewomen. Stay safe, until next month. ~Jillero Karen PERRY Club members sure have been logging trail miles. Our annual Mohican joint venture with Hocking OHC proved to be a lot of fun with approximately 15 rigs. Weather the first two days was great, but we did get a downpour on Friday night which lasted well into Saturday. We did manage a short ride late afternoon Saturday and Sunday was delightful for those who didn’t have to pack it up. Oh and that ratchet thingy I won at the regional ride came into good use. Yes, I just broke my arm patting myself on the back for actually being able to put it up and use it as a picket line. With the assistance of Carla Marshall, or should I say thanks to the moron support from Carla,
even my BF couldn’t criticize a job well done. Proof that old dogs can learn new tricks. July also found half a dozen members gathering at Alum Creek to ride and camp. Prior to riding out I had an equine chiropractor attend to my horse who had a sore back after the Mohican ride. The guy was super efficient, friendly and fixed Chip right up. Then we rode the Maple Glen trail, thinking that the boat noise would not be overly loud on a Friday. It was pretty busy and had my horse fairly excited. I led the pack most of the time in his usual parade march. We had several first timers riding at AC and they enjoyed getting the opportunity to ride underneath 36/37 via the tunnel. On Saturday we rode to the local market for pizza and adult beverages. The singing on the way back was second to none if I must say so myself. The only disappointing thing in our little weekend getaway was seeing tent campers taking shaded spots in our camp. I just don’t like that. I had to park in the middle in full sun because there wasn’t room in the shade. I hope OHC can be successful in convincing the head honchos at the state to require that regular camps be at capacity before anyone can ‘overflow’ or reserve space in the horseman’s camp. I wonder how they would feel if we invaded their campsites. After all, they have water, showers and other amenities for just a couple bucks more, so don’t they say if you can’t beat them, join them? Hocking and Stone Church have been popular destinations for other members along with Blue Rock. I saw where one of our newer club members participated in Licking chapter’s fun show at the Infirmary Mound. Good job everyone! Scheduled rides for August included the annual Gibby Ride at Barkcamp and the Scioto Trails ride hosted by Fairfield County over Labor Day. Wow, can’t believe that’s coming right up! A group of us are traveling to
Don Wagner napping. September 2021
Carol Stoughton says, “rain go away!”
Kayakers at Alum Creek. Big Elk Lick and Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, so I’ll have a report on that trip for the next issue. I can’t wait to see an elk up close and personal. Don had a great idea to dress like an elk and run around his pasture ahead of time, but I’m not sure how he’s coming with those plans. Maybe Vicki can get us a visual. We all are looking forward to the historic ride at Gettysburg after we leave elk country. This is definitely a bucket list item. Next month look for a guest speaker from Burr Oak State Park and finalizing plans for the soup ride Oct. 2-3 at Dillon. ‘Til then, stay safe and enjoy the ride. ~Marianne PIKE OHC members are still enjoying this riding season, not only in Pike Forest but on some private ground also. Although the heat just keeps hanging on, and some of the horse flies could carry my 55 pound pup across the creek with no trouble. My horses are completely spoiled and are waiting every morning at 6:30 a.m. for my arrival at the pasture gate. A darker barn and two barn fans seem to be just the ticket for a more pleasant day. My trail miles have slipped somewhat, but it won’t take long to catch up. Hopefully, I will bring some of my buddies to Caesar Ford in Greene County. They have made some really nice trails and hopefully a camping area. In between the September 2021
three inch downpours, there has still been some trail maintenance. Mostly smaller trees and limbs. Walking the trails always brings the opportunity to check on the wildlife. I have seen some really beautiful young bucks in their velvet. I also caught sight of an adult bobcat crossing the road. The most interesting was some tracks that I followed last Monday morning for about a hundred yards. Yes, you guessed it, bear! I have seen nothing since then. Our August meeting was a lot of fun. We had an ice cream social with home cranked ice cream and homemade desserts. Our great recreation leaders planned a fun game for us, a swinging piñata. Imagine 60 plus year olds with clubs in their hands, not good! For great fun, join us sometime at the campfire on Auerville Road. ~Debby Sears PREBLE October will be here before you know it. Just a reminder you do not have to be an OHC member to come and enjoy the fun happenings at Hueston Woods Horse Camp at the PC OHC State Ride. Plans for our big State ride are still being finalized. We will have our big raffle of a $750 Rural King gift card, and our dinner will be the fish fry again this year. The tickets are available now if you want to get yours early. The price is adult $12 and child $6. Due to the economy and inflation we have had to raise our prices for this year. We will be having our Chinese auction on Saturday as well as our dinner. Our Soup Supper is Friday night—all are welcome to come join us for soup. Members always make the soups, they are usually outstanding. Again, you do not have to be an OHC member to
Pulling tree down from above trail.
Dennis surveying damage.
much more, as this helps all keep the trails rideable and fun. Stay safe everyone, I hope to see you all soon at our State ride or just on the trails. Enjoy the warm 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! ~Becky SANDUSKY
John and Dennis removing tree from big gulley on C trail. join in on all the festivities of our State ride. Everyone is welcome, come join in on the fun and food! As this year is getting to a better place and more folks are getting vaccinated, 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 that they stay safe for all to enjoy. John, Dennis, Donn and I have worked on clearing trees on the trails. Also, we have been doing some work over on 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. 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 are the switch backs on Blue trail and the switch back at the lagoon across from the Lodge are other spots we have to get fixed, so it is safer for riders and horses. If you have some spare time and want to help improve the trails just give Donn a shout or text at 937/4174358 or email email@example.com. Thank you in advance! 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
Hello, friends and family of Sandusky County! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! We are trying to, but between work, the rain, and the high humidity we have been slacking in the horse fun department. I hope you have been finding time to enjoy your horse and have fun. Our first National Trail Day at White Star in Gibsonburg was a great time. We had guided trails twice on Saturday and a morning ride on Sunday for those who camped. It was very hot, but at least the horse flies hadn’t started yet! Everyone brought something for the meals. Candy and helpers made a wonderful stew that night for supper. It was the best! We had a good group of kids that made the mounting block their playground. I believe they also had a great time. Thanks for everyone who worked hard at making this a success. We were invited to ride in the 150th year Gibsonburg parade. For many of the horses, it was their first parade, since our club hasn’t done many in the last couple of years. Since the parade started at noon and I worked until noon, my daughter had Lilly all decorated and saddled and ready to go for me. I hopped on just in time to ride in the parade. All the horses and riders did fantastic. No one was scared or got into trouble. We were so amazing we won the ‘Most Patriotic’ award that came with a trophy! Now that sounds like a good time was had. Bob, one of our very active members, had his 75th birthday party at his wife’s barn. It was a
National Trail Day, White Star.
Paddle Creek. good time to play cards, eat and just relax with each other. I hope I am as active as him once I turn 75! For the first time, we camped at Paddle Creek. It is primitive camping with high lines and a lot of trees for shade. No water is available but we were tied right by the creek and the horses preferred that over the water we brought. The trails were great and well marked. We had someone with us who’d been there before or I am sure we would have gotten lost. Some of the riding was rough on the horses, but we gave them a lot of breaks and there were a lot of creeks for water. It was a great weekend and we would definitely go back. Our next overnight will be at Pleasant Hill. We always have a great time there, and I am definitely looking forward to it. 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. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Also check out the state web page, www.ohconline.com. Well, that’s all for now! Have a great month and see you on the trails. Give your hard working horse a treat for the wonderful ride and the fun they bring us … life is good! ~Marla Sidell
a little different as we are now asked to share camping with other non-horse campers. This is a tough lesson for many of us to learn. It is the same with sharing trails with other users. One thing we have to realize is horseback riding is only 10 percent of trail users. Many of us do not know that. It is very difficult to plead our case with ODNR and park officials. One thing we do not want to do is to contact the Park officials to report it is not safe to have other campers and horse campers together. What will happen is the camp will be closed to horsemen. We do not want that to happen. Using good safety precautions with your horses, we can all get along together. Take care and stay safe. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT By the time you read this, summer will be unofficially over. Labor Day celebrations and fireworks will cap off the season and fall will be knocking on our doors. It must have been a great summer because no one had time to share much of what is happening other than on Facebook posts. Thankfully, our new monthly newsletter is giving members an opportunity to keep up to date with riding opportunities and the latest news regarding our trails. Thank you Marietta Tromp for the great pictures and narrative regarding from the Bridle Trail Advisory Committee for Wetmore and the Valley Bridle Trail. Lee Hendrickson was our featured member with her bio for the month. What a great opportunity for members to get to know each other better. By all accounts, the camping trips to Mohican, Malabar, Oak Openings and Beaver Creek have managed to revive the Covid weary and entice a few new members to try their hand at getting away from it all, spending some extra special time with their horses. Family vacations and connecting with more distant friends and relatives have also been popular. It is great to see all
STARK It is just so hard to believe how fast the year is going. But we are now getting into the prime time for riding and camping. Camping with your horses has become 76
New Donner retirement home.
Can you find Kathy Cockfield? those smiling faces and no masks to obscure the joy everyone is feeling. Riding in local parades throughout the year is becoming more popular and our members have done a lot to make our presence known in communities. There are still a few opportunities to camp with OHC groups for 2021 such as Mohican in September, Hocking and Malabar in October and possibly Edison Woods. On Sept. 25, members will have a special day to attend a Reflective Prayer Ride or hike at Richfield Heritage Preserve at 1 p.m. There will also be live music, a bonfire later and an obstacle course for horse and rider. Any donations to attend will go toward the repair of the Summer Barn at the park. Prepackaged snacks and drinks will be available, or bring your own picnic basket. OHC chapters have been invited to ride at an old Boy Scout camp to our south, Camp Tuscazoar. Our chapter went on Aug. 22 on a guided ride. The foundation is hoping to add more equine members and keep our presence represented on the Camp Tuscazoar Foundation Board and trails open for equine use. Please do your part and help preserve our horse trails now and for the future. Our chapter meetings will continue to be held on the third Wednesday of the month at Richfield Heritage Preserve at the Summer Barn as long as weather permits. Then we will move indoors at the Beuhlers Community Room in Wadsworth, Ohio, for the winter and spring. Please consider thinking about taking an office for the chapter. Our current officers have held the positions for countless years in order to keep the club going. We hope you can get out and share not only the beauty of Ohio’s trails, but the seasonal bounty ahead like Ohio fresh peaches and apples, corn on the cob, tomatoes and all the gardens have to offer. We have been blessed with so much and our farmers and growers have
Marietta’s beach ride. worked so hard this year to provide the best for our tables to keep us fed and healthy. Enjoy! I hope to see you on the trails. ~Joann Ulichney TUSCARAWAS The excitement is palpable! Several adventurous OHC members have vowed to break tradition and venture south midSeptember to the Big South Fork deep in the forests of Tennessee. Following an intense ‘meeting of the minds’ conducted at a casual gathering, Honey Creek Stables and Campgrounds was selected as our destination. Honey Creek’s premier location, directly across from the trailhead was the deciding factor. Searches on the Internet provided valid information and reliable trail maps. On my part, this decision created what seemed to be, an insurmountable amount of preparation. First and foremost, the realization that Zeke, my recently gelded palomino, shall experience his first official trail ride. Traveling the farm’s varied terrain has helped, but no substitute for the diversification this trail ride will offer. Overwhelming? Just a bit! What am I thinking? Well, I have always been somewhat reckless and age has not dulled the wanderlust. Although accustomed to ‘living on the edge’, traveling alone with Rylan, my canine companion, and Zeke, driving a 2003 three quarter ton Chevy Silverado, eight hours, pulling my aluminum two horse trailer decked out merely for primitive camping essentials, may arouse second
Rylan, my protector, stands vigil with our camp outfit. September 2021
The majority of this group of will travel to Tennessee.
formations will be amazing, intensified by the view from horseback. I feel blessed to share this amazing adventure with my equally fearless, cherished OHC friends. Bring it on! Our monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month. We welcome new members, come join us. Contact me at 330/432-5164, as we often try varied venues. Happy trails, ~Holly Waldenmyer UNION
Zeke ready for our adventure to Tennessee. thoughts. Of course, my friends will welcome our arrival. Perhaps my recent reading exposure to the area via the autobiography of Daniel Boone has inspired further exploration. The Daniel Boone National Forest beckons! This past June, I hiked a portion of the Red River Gorge and witnessed the amazing sandstone caverns, ravines and breath taking views. More please! Yes, and this time from the back of my horse. It had thrilling, awesome overlooks and incomparable bonding with your horse and trail companions. Thorough maintenance and repairs necessary to stabilize my vehicle were first on the agenda. This feat was accomplished relatively quickly, but my wallet suffered substantially. The apprehension has been eased to a comfortable level. The horse trailer needs a thorough once over, as well. Coggins test and health papers are in process. Since I prefer the primitive camping style, my trailer will be transformed into a suitable sleeping suite, once Zeke is housed elsewhere. I love the sounds of crickets and the subtle music of a creek nearby to lull me to sleep. Rylan, close at hand will apprehend strangers and hopefully deter critters. I believe, this excursion to the big South Fork at Honey Creek will fulfill my destiny, aroused by Daniel Boone’s extraordinary life history and the introduction to the area when hiking the Red River Gorge. The terrain, featuring natural arches, cascading waterfalls, and a myriad of rock September 2021
The transition from summer to autumn is beginning even though the weather is still hot. Members of Union County have been doing a variety of things with their horses from trail riding to competition over the past month. Union County attended the Central Region Ride and Campout at Dillon State Park in July. There was lots of rain and storms in the forecast for the weekend. Several riders got caught up in pop-up storms that included lightning, thunder, high winds, and falling trees. It definitely got a little hairy out there. Seven chapters were represented at the campout over the weekend. There was a hot dog roast on Friday evening sponsored by Licking County OHC. Saturday evening had over 30 people at the potluck which included door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. The weather was perfect for the evening festivities over the weekend. Karen and her equine partner, Blue attended their first Equine Trail Sports event of the year in which they took a first in Trail Obstacle Challenge on the Trail and a third in the Arena Trail Obstacle Challenge. They also attended their first hunter-pace
Soggy Saturday riders.
Regional ride potluck.
Celebrating a job well done. Piglet earning a fourth-place finish. Union County has had a busy summer and we are looking forward to a busy fall. Stay safe and happy trails. ~Karen Holland WARREN When I wrote last time that I had missed the June article, I was unaware that the photos were going to be there. The captions were ‘Rick and Karen Johnson have fun on Roger’s machine’, ‘Looks like trouble’, and ‘Catherine Estill gets a lift from Fan Weber’ (supposed to be Dan). If I remember right, Ramona Auyeung took the one in camp, and Kathleen Girgis the two on the trail. I think we finally have the storm damage taken care of! Of course, more stuff continues to fall, but at least we have the worst of it. Except for that big sinkhole, of course. That is going to take some serious equipment and more than we can really do. Warren County members (with help from Clinton, and the Buckeye Trail Club, and possibly others I’ve forgotten) spent a huge amount of time on that—it was one heck of a storm! I’ll include a few photos of some of the messes we encountered. I know the first time I was out after the storm, it took four of us, with an ATV and a big tractor, four hours to go the two miles from the boat ramp to Roxanna-New Burlington. I think I’m going to ask Paul to total up just the hours spent since the storm, as I’m curious just how many hours and how much equipment it took to clean up from just that one storm, as we had things cleared before that. Anyway, as I write this, the work is ongoing on things that have happened since then. Some of the honeysuckle is really encroaching on the trail. We’ve been lopping as much as we can on work days, but as you ride, if it’s possible, break branches as you go. It really
Thank God for the tractor!
Where do I even start? does help. And meanwhile, we’ll keep at it. Diane Colvin has been keeping an updated map on our Facebook page with any places that are impassable. If you come across an issue, please feel free to contact Roger, or post it on Facebook, someone will see he gets the information he doesn’t already know. Remember that our annual Founders Day dinner will be Sept. 25. Some people camp that weekend, some don’t. We will provide the meat; everyone attending should bring a dish to share. It’s always good to see everyone, especially this year since it got cancelled last year. I hope to see you there. ~Mickie WASHINGTON Greeting in horse land! Washington County is happy to be on the trail again. As we go into fall, we know this is the busiest time of year for many of our members. The cooler temperatures and the colorful changing leaves will soon be upon us. Naturally, as with most chapters, our membership is not so young anymore, which offers us more time to spend with our horses and ride. The accommodations are definitely 77
County Lines better than when we first started trail riding. Our next big event for Washington County is a ride at East Fork Campground in Durbin, W.Va. Several of our members have been there before, yet some have never made the long and rather strenuous trip because of the mountains. It is in the Monongahela National Forest and the camp hosts are great with top notch accommodations. Brent and Tara Patterson have worked on the trails there and will act as our guides on some of their new trails. What an adventure that will be. We are looking forward to great riding with the promise of sitting around the campfire with good friends after a day in the saddle is especially appealing after the last year of solitude! We will be there Sept. 9-12 and would love to share the trail and campfire with anyone who wants to join us. A reminder yellow jackets, or ‘bees’ as we tend to call them, are already out. The end of July there was a report from Hocking Hills about a large nest by the White Falls trail. The nest was marked with bicolor flagging tape and hopefully have been eliminated. You should avoid any areas marked with flagging tape as there is usually a very good reason it was put there. These bees are the greatest danger in the woods in the fall in my opinion. All horses are different and can react very differently to the bees. There is always a risk of being thrown, your horse may want to stand and stomp, or run away. Before your group goes out to ride be sure everyone knows what to do if you encounter them. 1. Yell “Bees!” 2. Go up the trail as fast as possible away from the spot of the attack. Forward if the cry if from behind or backward if in front of you. Your friends cannot escape if you are in the way. 3. Administer first aid if needed. It is smart for anyone allergic to bee stings to carry an Epi-pen down in their boot or in a fanny pack. If the Epi-pen is in your saddle bag and your horse throws you and runs, the Epi-pen will not help you or anyone else. It is a good idea for everyone to carry Benadryl, the liquid if possible as it acts faster. 4. Get everyone back together and find another way around the bees, or turn back and ride another trail. 5. If you have flagging tape, leave markers to warn others of the bees’ nest. 6. Notify the park officials who will hopefully send 78
a brave soul to kill those little blank-itty-blanks! Note: If you see a bee on your horse do not get off to investigate until you are far away, the person behind you is about to be swarmed and you are in the way. Please take bees seriously and with the danger of an anaphylactic reaction, be prepared! Wishing everyone fun and safe riding this fall! ~Debbie Johnson WAYNE It has been a busy month for Wayne County OHC. We started off with the Regional Ride at Mohican. Seven county chapters were represented. We fed 55 people for supper Friday night. Linda Stout did a great job cooking up all those dogs and Trudy’s chili sauce was delicious. Of course Pam’s cookies were great as always! We fed 70 for supper Saturday night and 40 for breakfast on Sunday. I think I speak for all in attendance that Nate’s Barb-B-Q was delicious! There were 34 rigs that camped for all or part of the weekend. It really takes a lot of organization and we are so thankful for Dave and Trudy Schmidt’s leadership in hosting this fun and successful event. Our officers also did yeoman’s work in helping to coordinate the weekend and food. Overall it was a safe and fun weekend and it was great to catch up with all our friends from around the state! That same weekend Erin O’Neill had a great show at the Tri State All Morgan Horse show in Shipshewana, Ind. She showed her horse Meg and took two fourth place ribbons and one fifth place. Not bad for a young horse and the only one pulling a four wheel carriage around in the sandy arena. Congratulations Erin! She also welcomed home a new puppy, Maestro, earlier this year who is keeping ‘Uncle Brutus’ young. Some of us joined the Holmes County Chapter at Christmas in July at Pleasant Hill to camp for a long weekend July 16-18. Despite some rain we managed to ride to Malabar and back and all the trails at Pleasant Hill. The fireworks Saturday night were beautiful, but frightening for many of the horses. Trivia test for those who were present. Whose horse got loose at the start of the fireworks? Whose horse yawned, ate and peed during the fireworks? Whose
Pine Creek Horse Camp. horse was calmed by whispering by its owner. The person with the correct answers get 100 points. Thank you Ricki Mast for hosting. Best of all, Ricki won the best decorated camp site for all of Pleasant Hill Campground. I can attest that she was decorating until at least 10:30 p.m. Friday night and finished on Saturday. A work weekend was held July 23-25. We had 23 volunteers present Saturday morning, including two secondary members who came all the way from Newark and Fairfield County. We appreciate all the help. Because so many people showed up we got all of Marline’s lists accomplished! Just in time for more wind. Just a reminder to other chapters camping at Mohican. Please clean up your wasted hay and take it home with you as we do not have a place to dispose of it and it does not decompose like the manure we ask that you disperse over the hill. Thanks! Nine of us camped at Pine Creek Horse Camp in Hocking Hills July 27-Aug. 1. We were able to be present for the first ever wedding at this beautiful venue. Unfortunately, Jim and I had to leave on Saturday morning so we missed it, but it was fortunate for the wedding couple as they used our beautiful campsite on the creek for the site of the actual wedding. The mud was deep in places on the trail, but overall the trails were in good shape and it was challenging riding. The weather was unbelievably hot the first two days with ‘real feel’ temps near 100. We and the horses were beat by the end of our rides. Of course, even with Dave Schmidt’s excellent directions and a good map, Jim and I got slightly lost and ended up riding 14.5 miles on the hottest day. Thank goodness Charlotte Enders and Linda Stout got there safely after Charlotte’s brakes in her truck locked up shortly after they started down on Thursday afternoon. They were lucky enough to get them repaired that day and arrived Friday morning. Thank you Linda and Charlotte for hosting.
Erin O’Neill and Meg.
Wayne County Regional Ride. Marilyn Conley took her beautiful mules Ginger and Jenny on the Ohio Wagon Train Association’s week long drive/ ride this July. From her beautiful pictures posted on Facebook, it looks like they drove, rode, ate and played hard and generally had a great time. Work is proceeding on the restroom project at Mohican. The forest service is laying the concrete this week so we should soon enjoy clean and modern restrooms there soon. The Tuesday night rides are continuing and have been very well attended. We welcome anyone regardless of your level of experience. We try to break into small groups that will be compatible with you and your horse’s skill. Ride out time is 5:30 p.m. It is a great way to try out the trails. Tom Bahl and Nancy Stayer have been busy at Malabar removing some trees. Nancy, Tom and Sheila and Randy Haury also did a lot of work on the Orange Trail at Mohican. They repaired the fenced area where we have permission to ride on private property. They also reset the water bars where horses had walked around them and pushed them into the fence. Then they removed soil and vegetation from the deck of the platform (bridge) over the creek, hopefully extending the useful life of this structure. Hope Ashby had a total hip replacement July 27 and is home and doing well. We all wish her a speedy and easy recovery so she can join us soon on the trails and resume her judging career. ~Susan Baker September 2021
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