Horsemen's Corral April 2022

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

Inside This Issue Corral Calendar ...................................................................... 57 The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch ......................................... 52 How to Be the Best Health Advocate for Your Horse.............. 36 The Language of Numbers Series, Part 2 .............................. 56 The Power of Trust ................................................................. 16 Ride In Sync ........................................................................... 10 Spring Fencing Series Part 2.................................................. 20 Three Tummy-Tantalizing Feed Ingredients ........................... 30 TrailMeister ............................................................................. 42 True Grit Riders Participate in Cleveland Parade ..................... 6 View From the Cheap Seats................................................... 38 Western Dressage .................................................................. 40 Club News Black Swamp Driving Club ..................................................... 24

The Corral Staff Editor .............................................................................................Bobbie Coalter Advertising Sales & General Manager .....................................Joe Coalter email ............................................................... Club Sales & Circulation Manager Art & Composition Director .....................................................Michelle Ross email

Classical Attraction Dressage Society .................................... 41 Colorado Ranger Horse Association ...................................... 18 Geauga Horse and Pony Association ..................................... 22 Hoosier Quarter Pony Association...........................................11 Knox County Horse Park ........................................................ 48 Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros ................................................. 46

WRITERS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Features: ............. Kelley Bitter, Rob & Tanya Corzatt, Robert Eversole ................. Allison Goldberg, Wendy Hauser, Kristen Janicki, Lisa Kiley .................. Nettie Liburt, Terry Myers, Sarah Vas, Christine Weisgarber NEXT ISSUE NUMBER 5 ............................................................................................. MAY 2022 MAY 2022 DEADLINE .............................................................. APRIL 10, 2022

Massillon Saddle Club ............................................................ 22 Miami Valley Horse Show Association.................................... 43 Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc. ................................... 28 Mid-Eastern Farriers Association............................................ 32 Mid Ohio Dressage Association.............................................. 50 Mid-Ohio Marauders ............................................................... 48 Northern Ohio Dressage Association ..................................... 50



Northern Ohio Outlaws ........................................................... 46 O.H.I.O. EXCA........................................................................ 26 Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders ................................................. 54

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Ohio High School Rodeo Association ..................................... 26 Ohio Horseman’s Council ....................................................... 77 Ohio Paint Horse Club .............................................................. 8 Ohio Valley Team Penning Association .................................. 53 Ohio Western Horse Association ............................................ 12 Pinto Horse Association of Ohio ............................................... 8 Premier Mount N Trail............................................................. 39 Wayne County Saddle Club ................................................... 12


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Ohio Paint Horse Club

Midwest Connection Series — $22,000 in Prizes PRESIDENT, Tim Snapp VICE PRESIDENT, Luke Wadsworth TREASURER, Jill Krofft Davis SECRETARY, Heather Collins WEBSITE,

by Hannah Dunn Happy Spring Corral readers! We here at the Ohio Paint Horse Club (OPHC) hope that you are enjoying the warmer days. Spring has almost sprung, and we have been loving the return of the sun in Ohio. Better yet, our Paint Horses have been able to go outside, kick their heels up, and enjoy some spring grass. To a horseman and their furry companions, there aren’t many things better than coming out of the gray, cold Ohio winter to the colorful, bright Ohio spring. Horses are shedding, heated buckets are stacked neatly and put away, and heavy winter blankets are replaced by their lighter cousin: the sheet.

Even though spring hasn’t quite made its full appearance in Ohio, the horse show season has already started for the OPHC. In March, we hosted our Furry Frenzy Show at the Garwood Arena in Columbiana, Ohio. The OPHC doesn’t usually have shows this early in the season, but we are pleased to report that the show was a success! Some highlights of the show include the big numbers we had in our $200 added open classes: 23 in the All Breed Showmanship, 18 in the All Breed Halter, 14 in the All Breed Hunter Under Saddle, 15 in the All Breed Walk-Trot Western Pleasure, 13 in the All Breed Western Pleasure, and 11 in the All Breed Ranch Rail Pleasure. The APHA classes were also a success; there were 11 entries in the Amateur Showmanship! With the success of our first show of the season, the OPHC is excited for our next show. The Zone 8 Show will be held May 6-8 at the C Bar C Arena in Cloverdale, Ind. The showbill, stall reservations, and camping reservations can be found on

the Zone 8 APHA Facebook page. There will be six APHA judges and two NSBA judges. An Equine Production will be managing the show, and there will be Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point Division Prizes, circuit awards for each APHA class, and new Ranch classes. Get your stall reservations in before the prices increase April 15. The OPHC predicts this show to be a big one, and we hope you can make it! This show is also the first show in the Midwest Connection Series, so if you plan to attend, be sure to sign up for the Midwest Connection Series and join the OPHC, Michigan Paint Horse Club (MPHC), and the Indiana Paint Horse Club (INPHC) to qualify for awards. There is

nearly $22,000 in prizes for this year! The Midwest Connection Series will be awarding Hi-Point Saddles in three categories, 17 Division Champions awards, 17 Division Reserve Champion awards, Class Circuit awards in every APHA class, and a Grand Champion Halter award. More information is available on the Zone 8 APHA website. To stay up to date on shows and announcements, please follow our Facebook pages: Zone 8 APHA, Ohio Paint Horse Club, and Zone 8 Solid PaintBred Exhibitors. These groups will post judges, patterns, and showbills as we get closer to the shows. Happy horsing, and we hope to see you and your Paints at our shows this year!

Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

Giving Back to Members in 2022 PRESIDENT, Kaylee Clagett VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Wolfe SECRETARY, Leslie Watson TREASURER, Amy Leibold EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Leslie Watson Happy spring! Spring is always fun because of the anticipation of new foals and a new show season coming. Another good thing is that the hair starts to fly and riding and working begins. The first Ohio Pinto show of the year is on April 29-May 1 at Ashland County Fairgrounds. The board of directors has been busy planning not only the shows but some special ways to give back to the members for 2022. The Pinto Horse Association of Ohio works closely with several other organizations to ensure success for all. We are a sponsor for Michigan State Pinto Breeders and Owners, as well as YEDA.

2022 SHOWS APRIL 29-MAY 1: Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805 MAY 20-22: Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Waseon, OH 43567 JULY 22-24: University of Findlay-Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH 45840 JULY 30-31: Henry County Saddle Club Grounds, 2221 N. Memorial Drive, New Castle, IN 47362 Champion AUG. 26-28: Center, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, OH 45505 Garwood SEPT. 23-25: Arena, 2538 Middleton Road, Columbiana, OH 44408 We offer classes for both colored and solid pintos of all shapes and types from miniature horses to ponies to saddle horses. We hope to see you at one of our shows during the 2022 season. Be sure to check the PtHAOPinto Horse Association of Ohio Facebook page and website at for all forms and information.




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Ride In Sync

Training for Ground Poles by Terry Myers horse properly execute ground poles at the trot or lope, it is a thing of beauty. When done well, the horse floats over the poles with very little change in the cadence of their stride. The horse does not change speeds through the poles, maintaining a consistent rhythm. To get this result takes time and training over countless poles.

Ground Pole Basics


few months ago, I wrote an article about the body control needed to properly execute a trail pattern. One of the things we did not address is ground poles. Like most things, proper training can set you and your horse up for success. Improper training just creates problems. Here are some of my training techniques. If you have ever watched a


First you need to check with the association you will be showing in, they all differ a little on the distance between the poles. The distances I use to train on poles complies with American Ranch Horse Association and Ohio 4-H. Check your rule book. I put walk over poles at a distance of 20-24 inches apart. I like to start walk overs using big poles such as railroad ties or telephone poles. The reason I do

As I always say, “Horses don’t make mistakes, people do.” this is to have the horse get used to picking up their feet when going over the poles. Most horse shows use jump poles or smaller landscape timbers. If your horse becomes accustomed to walking over bigger poles, they should be fine with the smaller poles at the horse show. Before I walk a horse over poles for the first time, I walk them back and forth between the poles until I know they are comfortable. When I get ready to walk over them the first few times, I might start with just a few poles. I give them slack in the reins to allow them to have their head and let them pick their way through the poles. Do not let them stop midway. After the horse has gone over them a few times and seems comfortable, I add more logs until I am eventually up to about 6-7 poles in a row. After working these and the horse is comfortable, I will stop them about 3 feet before the first pole so they can see the pole. Then queue them to move forward over the series of poles, giving them their head. Stop them after they clear the last pole. By doing this, the horse will develop the habit of walking slower over the poles without rushing them. They will usually put their head down and look at the poles while crossing them, showing a great showring ‘expression’ (appearing to look at the poles all the way). The purpose of stopping them once you clear the poles keeps the horse from developing the habit of rushing over the poles. Trot over poles should be 3-4 feet apart. Given that the average stock horse has a total stride about 12 feet long, I like my trot overs at 3 feet apart. If you have a bigger horse, set your poles at 4 foot. Again, check the rules for the association that you are showing with. You also need to know your horse’s stride, short versus long. If you have a big long strided horse but are showing with an organization


that will have their show ring poles at 3 feet apart, you will need to take that into account in your training. When you first start to trot over your poles, I work one pole. When the horse is comfortable, I add a second pole but not at 3 feet apart. Instead I put it 6 feet from the first pole. That lets the horse have a stride between the poles to help them relax and not be fearful as they learn their trot poles. As they get more and more at ease, I may add a third pole three feet from the second pole. The horse learns to pay attention to their feet. I do not use railroad ties or telephone poles for trot or lope overs. Just regular ground poles, preferring the longer jump poles. Don’t force your horse to slow jog over the poles. They call them trot overs for a reason, allow them to extend their stride and reach over the poles. For lope over poles, I work them at a distance of 6 feet apart. Again, start with one pole. It is the same process as with your trot over poles, except the distance between poles is greater. After the horse develops a comfort level with loping over one pole, add the second pole at 12 feet from the first. When they are loping over that well, add the third pole 6 feet from the second pole. That way they have a stride between pole 1 and 2, with no stride between poles 2 and 3. The goal is to get to them loping over several poles at the 6 foot distance, with your horse being comfortable. For both trot over and lope over poles, the horse must elevate their shoulders and drive from behind. For the western horse, the rider needs to sit deep in the saddle, pick up lightly (not back) on the reins and use your legs to drive the horse over the poles. Do not lean forward, pull back or take your legs off the horse. All this will accomplish is dumping the horse on their forehand while restricting their forward movement. The rider S April 2022

Cheyenne, 24-year-old Missouri Fox Trotter. Still riding trails! Cheyenne is owned by Ohio Horseman’s Council Columbiana County member Theresa Hepner. ******* Want to submit a picture of your horse to be used in the Horsemen’s Corral magazine? Please send picture and information about the horse to michelle@ (Picture to be used only if we have space and picture is of good quality.)

Hoosier Quarter Pony Association

All Invited to the HQPA Shows PRESIDENT, Victoria Hill VICE PRESIDENT, Jennifer Bodle SECRETARY, Maggie Bodle TREASURER, Tracy Czerwonky PHONE & EMAIL, 812-878-0216

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by Victoria Hill The Hoosier Quarter Pony Association (HQPA) would like

to say happy spring! We will be having more shows this summer and would like to invite everyone to come. You can see our showbill in this years copy of The Show Bill Magazine. After planning all winter we are very excited to get out there this summer and make it a success for our group. Remember, it is not only a pointed National Quarter Pony Association show, it is an open show as well. We have something for everyone that’s for sure. See you next month!

Ground Poles (continued) needs to look ahead, not down at the poles. There are several exercises you can do to help your horse develop the skills to navigate ground poles. One is to place poles at random distances in a 50-60 foot large circle (think spokes on a wheel). The horse should have several strides between poles. This teaches the horse to think about how to time their strides and place the feet to navigate these random distances. Other exercises can be found on social media, but this is one of my favorites. Remember to check your rule books about distances between poles for the walk/trot/lope. A few words of caution. Never ever use plastic or PVC poles. They can roll or break, even fly up and hit your horse’s legs. Training on ground poles can be frustrating. Take your time and keep your expectations low and slow. Your horse will develop April 2022

these skills if they are given enough time and patience. If you are having trouble with ground poles, don’t get into a fight with your horse, it always makes things worse. This training is not a quick process. Let your horse learn one step at a time. If you get frustrated, then you are asking for too much. As I always say…horses don’t make mistakes, people do. Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 50 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ Ride-InSync methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at www.tmtrainingcenter. com or on Facebook. Questions about this or any of our articles can be emailed to us at HORSEMEN’S CORRAL


Wayne County Saddle Club

Fun Shows Feature a Buckle Series in 2022 PRESIDENT, Stan Bosler VICE PRESIDENT, Angie Didinger & Jaimie Horsky; SECRETARY, Tricia Crilow; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry WEBSITE,

Do April Showers really bring May Flowers? I can tell you some things April brings to the ‘Hollow’ this year. The show season will be in full swing. The WCSC 2022 events are displayed in our two-page ad in this issue of the Corral. Volunteering at shows and related activities earns you point qualifications for year-

end awards. We are working on several improvements such as sound, trails, grounds, bleachers and more. The Fun Shows will feature a ‘Buckle Series.’ If you’ve been to shows here, you know our sound system needs help. A committee of four, with Lane Louive as chairman is working to improve the quality of sound. They hope to be finished by the time you read this. If not, I can assure these folks will be working on it. Thanks guys! The bleachers next to the hillside at the south side of the arena will have been rebuilt by the time you read this. Thank you Keith Holcombe and crew! On hot days, it’s the coolest place to sit and watch your favorite people show their critters.

2022 showbills appear in our annual two-page ad in this magazine. You’ll see contest and pleasure point showbills, the Friday night fun showbill and notes regarding other scheduled events we don’t have class lists for now. The Friday night fun shows will feature a ‘Buckle Series’ for the open barrels and poles that start each show. We’re anxious to see how this works out. Leanne Louive has more information and you can sign up at the first show. Several board members spent quite a bit of time last fall updating the rules. Rules and bylaws will be available in the entry booth and rules are posted on the board outside. Please remember, your points do not

count for any shows before you pay your dues (not retroactive!) so, for your own sake get your dues paid! Thank you everyone who helped at the spring cleanup and any other club activities so far! During the summer months our meetings are at the club grounds at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. Welcome! And, the worship group continues to meet Sundays at 11 a.m. We have various speakers and you are definitely invited to come and check it out. Finally, be sure to check all our scheduled events in the ads in this issue of the Corral. There’s a lot going on in ’22. Why not join us?! ~Stan

Ohio Western Horse Association

Sixteen Shows on the Books Plus the Fall Round Up for 2022 PRESIDENT, Marc Beck VICE PRESIDENTS, Loretta Rudasill, Ranee Liedel SECRETARY, Jonda Cole TREASURER, Eric Haudenschield WEBSITE,

Hello Corral readers! April has finally arrived and we all know what April must do to bring on those May flowers; rain. And rain brings on that awful three letter word, mud! But let’s look past that and focus on May. May 14 to be exact because that is the first OWHA show of 2022. It is a speed show with NWOC in Upper Sandusky. This year OWHA will sanction several speed and pleasure shows with North West Ohio Contesters (NWOC) in Upper Sandusky. This is an opportunity to show one show and earn points in two associations, if you are a member. You can find membership and show information for NWOC on their Facebook page. As always we look forward to seeing new faces at our shows! Recently, OWHA held their March meeting on March 3 at the AMVETS Post in Kenton,


Ohio. Shows have mostly been finalized and it is looking to be a busy OWHA show season with 16 shows on the books, plus our three-day Fall Round Up show in September. Come hang with us and earn those points. Continuing on with our introduction of OWHA officers, I would like to introduce the second vice president, Megan Gossard. Megan has been an active member with OWHA for approximately 20 years. She has held several offices including secretary, treasurer, 1st vice president and now 2nd. She fondly remembers her first horse Skippa. Skippa helped her win her very first open barrel class. Now, you will find her on top of a handsome sorrel gelding named Mavric. Besides participating in OWHA speed shows, Megan has adventured out into the rodeo world of barrel racing. This past year she won the Rodeo ABar circuit, Rookie of the Year and Reserve Champion in barrel racing for Great Lakes Rodeo Sanction. To say the least, Mavric just maybe her favorite horse so far. OWHA has provided Megan a great avenue to learn and grow in the sport that she loves. Like many other responses from officers, Megan

agrees that OWHA is a good place to start for beginners and a good place for the whole family to show. Now that our readers have been introduced to the OWHA adult club second vice, we would like to take some time to tell you about our second vice president for OWHA Youth club, Michaela Haundenschield. Michaela has such a love and attachment for all her ponies and horses, making it difficult to have just one favorite. Each one is very special to her, starting with her very first pony, PonPon. Now you will see her riding Jazzy in OWHA youth speed classes. Michaela may show more speed events but her heart truly belongs to the pleasure side of OWHA. Her favorite class is showmanship. She has competed in numerous


OWHA and open shows since before she could even walk. Michaela’s goal this year is to attend the All American Youth Show in Columbus, Ohio, in May with her pleasure horse. Besides, horses you will find Michaela showing her cattle and sheep, as well as tearing it up on the soccer field. She is one determined young lady. Even though she may be the youngest Youth club officer this year, she is a great leader for our youth. When you ask her “What’s your favorite part about OWHA?” Her response is making friends and showing horses. We hope to see some of our readers in May! And as always please follow OWHA on Facebook and on our website for updated information. April 2022

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April 2022



The Power of

TRUST by Allison Goldberg


n my last article, I talked about equine-assisted therapy for people with physical and mental challenges and how horses helped people with these issues gain confidence and trust from their horses. This month I want to talk more about equine therapy and its effects on a very specific segment of our population—our veterans and first responders, the people to whom we owe so much for the safety and well-being of our country, our communities and ourselves. Several months ago, Brave Horse was contacted by a gentleman with a farm in Taylorsville, Ky., Scot Heath, who was interested in CBD for three of his horses. After speaking with him to see what his horses’ needs were, I learned that Scot was running an equine mentoring program for veterans and that the CBD was for his therapy horses. We began to provide him with products to help support all six of his horses, both physically and mentally so that they could continue in turn to provide for the veterans, first responders and their families. Then, after writing the article on traditional equine-assisted therapy, I wanted to know more about what Scott was doing. He told me about his association with an organization started by Jeremy Harrell, called Veteran’s Club, Inc. Their mission is “to Provide Connection, Healing, Recovery and Housing for the Veteran Community.” Started in 2017, VCI provides opportunities for veterans, first responders and their families to participate in equine activities to help them deal with the issues intrinsic to their situations—PTSD, depression, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), substance-abuse, and homelessness to name a few. Although they now have several programs for their members such as a tiny home village and an automotive mechanic vocational program, their first program was equine therapy. Harrell, a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraqi war dealing with his own post-traumatic stress, discovered the value of interacting with horses when he accompanied his wife to a farm in Kansas. Although he had never been around horses, his wife had grown up with horses and knew their value. He soon realized it as well. He recognized that to have a relationship with a horse, you must first gain their trust. He then realized that veterans suffering from PTSD, such as himself, and other issues from their service had much the same needs. He started VCI and established their first equine mentoring program. Heath owns a small farm in Taylorsville, where he lives with his wife and their six horses, Oliver, Poco, Thunder, Cash, Silver and Ebony. Prior to becoming involved with VCI, Scott spent years as a student of the Parelli Foundation, learning natural horsemanship. He and his wife worked with their horses to build strong relationships through liberty work (off-lead groundwork). Heath approached VCI and offered his horses for their equine mentoring program. They soon became a team, with Heath managing the equine side of the program and providing the horsemanship training for veterans and Harrell the mental support. Natural horsemanship is all about building trust with your horse and through that trust, becoming a leader. If a horse is going to follow you into places he would not normally go like a dark, scary box such as a trailer, or beside a busy road, he needs to first trust you and then accept you as his leader. Heath and Harrell both realized that this translated exceptionally well to veterans, who because of their issues have trouble trusting other people, or even themselves. Before they can build relationships with other people, they need to learn how to trust. Building that trust with a horse and learning to become a leader translates to their relationships with their families and communities. With the added piece of learning to have faith in God, which is built on trust, Harrell and Heath recognized they were on to something. They both believed in a faith-based methodology, where faith is the first element and clinical therapy the second. They have found that 16

this method works well for veterans and now also first responders and their families. Josh McElroy, also a veteran and a member of VCI’s Board of Directors, is currently working to standardize and replicate their nationally recognized programming, as well as design an Equine Mentoring Facilitators Clinic for Veterans Club to train both veterans and volunteers. In addition to Harrell, Heath, and McElroy, VCI has licensed social workers and marriage and family counselors on hand to work with both the veterans and their families. Over the course of our interview, Scott and Jeremy told me a story that nearly brought me to tears, about a man called Doc, a naval veteran of Desert Storm, who had completely withdrawn into himself. He was so fearful and anxious that he kept himself physically apart from others, and rarely spoke to or even looked at anyone. He signed up for the equine program, but on the first day, he stood far away from everyone and did not speak. At some point during the orientation, Doc got Scot’s attention and waved him over. He was worried about several horses who had come into the run-in stall and four of them were crowded into one stall. He hesitantly asked if that was OK, meaning he was worried about so many horses in a small space. Scot recognized that just asking this question was tremendously hard for Doc, so he simply assured him it was OK and walked away. Later that same morning, as they were walking around outside, Doc began to follow Scot and ask more simple questions. Again, Scot just answered Doc’s questions without pressure for more. After that first session, Doc asked to come to the farm alone. To start, he would just sit in the barn and listen to the rain on the tin roof. Eventually Doc began to accept that he was safe in this space and began to open up around the horses and then around the other participants. Doc progressed so far and so well over time that he became a volunteer at the farm, helping with the horses and guiding new participants. He even became the spokesman for an interview with a TV news crew from the History Channel and filmed a segment where he told his story. The most poignant part of this story though, is that at a community event for veterans at a local restaurant, Doc’s three children ran up to Jeremy and hugged and thanked him for “giving them their dad back.” Horses make a difference in our lives. By learning how to gain their trust to allow us to lead them, we learn from horses that we must trust ourselves first and then trust them. Simply being in their presence brings a peace and a trust that is a rare gift. At Brave Horse, we are privileged to support these horses so that they can continue their journey of helping veterans and first responders and their families live fully again. For more information, please visit Veteran’s Club, Inc or go to Brave Horse and read my blog, ‘Between the Crossties with Allison’.


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Colorado Ranger Horse Association

2021 CRHA Open Point Program Winners PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato 2021 Open Point Program Overall High Point award winner is Fit to Be Dazzled owned and ridden by Eryn Hicks. Fit to Be Dazzled was the Youth High Point Division winner and earned a Register of Merit (ROM) in Western Equitation. The Reserve Overall High Point award winner is Clearly Fashionable owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell, ridden by Victoria LaValley and Isabella LaCount. Clearly Fashionable was the High Point Division winner for English Pleasure,

earned ROM’S in Halter and English Equitation and Superior ROM’s in English Pleasure and Western Riding. Visions of Money won a Certificate of Versatility for the achievements of having earned a ROM in five different divisions. Owned by Lonny LaCount, shown by Alex LaValley, Visions of Money won the Halter and Showmanship divisions and earned a ROM in English Equitation. The Western High Point Division winner was My Kinda Star owned by Vicki Borland, ridden by Maya Borland. My Kinda Star earned a ROM in English Pleasure and a Superior ROM in Western Pleasure. Timed Division was won by Sunnys Golden Lady owned by Vicki Borland, ridden by Maya Borland. Totally Stylin owned and ridden by Erin Worrell won the Trail Category and earned ROM’s in Showmanship and Western

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Equitation. The Other Division was won by Straw Lady Leaguer owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell, ridden by Madysen Guay. Straw Lady Leaguer earned ROM’s in Western Pleasure, Western Equitation and Timed as well as a Superior ROM in English Pleasure. KK Legs Diamond earned a ROM in Timed, owned by Jerry and Toni Lukavich, ridden by Sophie Hazlett. KK Zip n Agin won ROM’s in Western Equitation and Western Riding, owned by Vicki Borland, ridden by Ayana Borland. PRR Zip n Brite Eyes earned a ROM in Trail, owned and ridden by Charmaine Wulff. Splash All Mighty earned a ROM in Timed, owned by Amy Mershimer and ridden by Emma Snow. Cashed in my Spots earned a ROM in Timed, owned by Vicki Borland, ridden by Ayana Borland. Now is the time to join and sign up for 2022! The Colorado Ranger Horse Association offers programs which allow CRHA members to earn year-end and lifetime awards in Logging, Distance, Youth, Futurity and

Reserve Overall High Point award winner is Clearly Fashionable owned by Larry and Donna Sorrell. Open Show. For information and applications to join these programs, visit the association’s website at www.coloradoranger. com and the CRHA Forms page. Don’t forget the 49th Colorado Ranger Horse Association National Show which will be the Sept. 17-18, 2022.

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Spring Fencing Series Part 2



by Lisa Kiley

ast month we talked about corner posts and H-Bracing which is the foundation to your fencing project and will provide longevity to your fence. This month we are going to discuss putting in line posts, attaching insulators, stringing, and tensioning the line. As we mentioned before, for the sake of this series we are using wood posts and a braided rope style electric fence. This style of fencing can be installed without much previous experience in fencing installation. With just a few tools and an extra set of hands, this project is something almost any person can accomplish. After the corners have been set, it is time to get the line posts put in. Taking the time to measure down the line and across the pasture will make for the straightest and most aesthetically pleasing fence line. You can use a string or a laser to make the straight line and then set markers based on how far apart you want your posts to be. Make sure that the areas where you plan on putting posts are adequately cleared of brush and overhanging trees to prevent future interference. Don’t forget that each place where gates will be installed serves as an ‘end post’ although this is actually the starting point for where you will string the line, but we will get to that later. When it comes to line post spacing, there are a few factors that will help make that decision easier. Longer spacing between posts will yield a much higher cost savings, both in posts and accessory equipment. However, the lay of the land is one of the main factors in determining how far you can reasonably space the posts. If you are working with large swaths of flat land, you may be able to space your posts up to 50’ apart which can make the fencing very economical compared to other styles of fencing that require the post to be much closer together. If you are working with land that has some rolling hills or rougher topography, the fence posts will need to be closer together. Similarly, smaller spaces or high use areas can benefit from posts being placed closer together. Choosing the correct type of posts to use for lines is another important decision. I highly recommend using wood posts over t-posts for a few reasons. First, wood posts will hold up over time and are generally more substantial and safer than their counterparts. While board fence requires 5” to 6” line posts, with rope fencing, you can go as small as a 4” posts. For longevity, look for pressure treated posts that are good quality and straight as well as sourced from a reputable dealer. Keep in mind, the depth of the post does matter, and the posts need to be below the frost line. That, in conjunction with how tall you want the fence to be will determine how long the post should be. Secondly, t-posts while providing an economical option upfront, can rust, bend, and break leading to dangerous exposed metal. Lastly, wood posts allow for proper tensioning of the fence whereas t-posts make this more challenging because they can easily shift. Once the line posts lines have been installed, the next step is setting up the roller insulators on the corners and ends of the fence. The corner will require two roller insulators that will be placed on the outside of the corner post—this is done to help alleviate some of the tension stress off the insulators at this important juncture—it will add strength to the fence. Set corners and ends adding corner roller insulators and then go across to the next end point. While we often call a post that is not a corner but where a gate begins an end post, it is the best starting point. This is where you create a termination back to itself using copper split bolts and then it can be stretched from that point to the corner starting with the top line. Once


it has been run down the line, it should be tensioned to the corner. After the top line has been tensioned, the line post insulators can be attached onto the rope fencing and then screwed into place on the post. The reason to wait until after tensioning the top line is so the insulators sit where the rope aligns to the post. This will create the most visually pleasing top line on the fence. Next, measure and mark where the other line post insulators should go based on how many fence lines you are installing so they are evenly spaced. For averaged sized horses, no less than 4 lines is recommended, but the more lines added will provide additional security and visibility. However, when assessing where the bottom line will be, making sure that the line is low enough that the animals pastured in the area can’t get underneath nor should it be so low to the ground that it makes it difficult to maintain the fence line with mowing or weed eating which is usually 8” to 12” off the ground. When installing rope style fencing, there are tensioning tools that will create the proper tension for the fence. Fences that aren’t tensioned enough will sag, while over-tensioning will put undue pressure on the rope and insulators. By using two tensioners, it allows the installer to have one section of the fence held while another section is tensioned, then the tool is leap frogged to the next section. Correct and methodical tensioning will lead to a durable fence that will look great for years to come.

Tips for Gate Placement Having multiple gate access areas can be helpful for several reasons. First, it is handy to have gates that are large enough for a truck or tractor to get through. This will make mowing and other maintenance easier. If you are planning on installing a large gate for this purpose, you may also want to consider adding a smaller ‘man’ gate for everyday usage. A smaller gate can be easier to work with for daily tasks. Adding at least two access options into the pasture can also help with mud management. If horses consistently use one gate area, the ground around it will be taxed due to heavy use, but by having alternate access points, it can help relieve some of the stress on these areas. However, adding multiple gate access points will add to materials cost and labor as you will need to start and stop the fence at each gate point requiring additional materials. Next month we will discuss electrifying the fence, installing ground rods, and selecting the right charger for your fence. 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.


April 2022

April 2022



Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Scholarship Application Due May 1 PRESIDENT, George Baker 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Lisa Formica 2nd VICE PRESIDENT, Scott Burroughs TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich SECRETARY, Debbie Schwartz WEBSITE,

by Debbie Schwartz Preparations for GHPA’s 34th Annual Awards Banquet ‘Showing Off with GHPA’ are in full swing! There are fabulous awards for 2021 and amazing baskets to bid on or to win in a raffle! The banquet committee

had a wonderful day shopping at Big Dee’s for raffle baskets and silent auction items. We are thankful to have had many local businesses donate goods and services. The 2022-2023 scholarship application is live on our website. Applicants must apply by May 1. Applicants must be a current (2022) member of GHPA, have four or more years of GHPA membership, complete application as required, include a Letter of Recommendation written by a non-family member and sent directly by your reference to Scott Burroughs,

meet deadlines for submission, and must not have received a GHPA scholarship more than twice before. On April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. GHPA will be having a ranch trail and riding clinic with Liz Phillips at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. It is $30 for members/$50 for non-members to ride in the clinic and free to audit. GHPA cleanup day at the Geauga County Fairgrounds will be Saturday, May 22 at 8 a.m. Members can earn work hours by helping get our barns and show grounds ready for show season. Later this summer Fair Cleanup

day, which is mandatory for members stalling at fair, will be Saturday, Aug. 27. Rich Bradshaw will be offering the Obstacle Challenges again this year. Members can earn points for year-end awards. A HUGE THANKS GHPA thanks Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Buck’s program. Likewise, thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate the support that both of these wonderful companies give to us.

Massillon Saddle Club

Complete Volunteer Hours at Showgrounds Cleanup PRESIDENT, Leanne; VICE PRESIDENT (CONTEST), Shae. VICE PRESIDENT (PLEASURE), Jeff; SECRETARY, Francine; TREASURER, Kathy EMAIL, WEBSITE,

Hello, everyone. Happy (almost) spring. MSC hopes that all is well for you, your family and your friends. After what seemed like a long winter, spring is just around the corner, and the 2022 Massillon Saddle Club show season will begin in just a few short weeks. Hopefully, there is room on your new calendar for the MSC dates. Showgrounds cleanup is scheduled for May 1 and May 14. Both days start at 10 a.m. This is a fantastic opportunity to complete volunteer hours before the rush of the show season. There are a multitude of easy projects that can be done, such as weeding the garden, gathering any branches that fell from the trees over the winter, removing the expired rail sponsorships….if


you have a passion for a specific project, please let us know. New ideas are always welcome. Fun Shows will be April 24, May 15, Oct. 2, and the Halloween show, Oct. 30; Contest Shows are May 29, June 26, July 10, July 31, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 (no rain dates will be scheduled); and, Pleasure Shows will be May 22 (Kay Tracy), June 5 (Phil Harstine), June 12 (Katherine Lefever), July 17 (Brigitte Brubaker), Aug. 7 (Lisa Miller), Aug. 21 (Duane Stutzman) with a rain date of Sept. 18. All dates are dependent on showgrounds conditions, and, any new Covid19 guidelines. Please check the MSC Facebook page. If in doubt, please call or text the numbers listed on the showbill, and ‘call before you haul’. Showbills have been posted to the website. The Contest and Fun Show remain unchanged. The Pleasure showbill has added a few classes. New this year is the addition of a few more Ranch classes, and, a $250 Walk/Trot English/Western Pleasure class. Cross entering is permitted.

These classes are open to all riders. You do not need to have traditional Ranch tack/clothing to participate in the Ranch classes. Only the horse’s Ranchtype movement (or, conformation for the Ranch Conformation class) is being judged. You may show in these classes in your English attire and tack, or your western sparkling show clothes. Tail extensions, hoof polish, braids, etc are accepted. You will not be penalized if you do not have ranch attire or tack. There may be some additional events at the Massillon Saddle Club showgrounds. Please watch the Massillon Saddle Club Facebook page, and the website for updates on possible future events that are in the planning stages. A huge thank you to the two show committees. There wasn’t a specific individual that volunteered for the Contest of Pleasure VP. Several of the board members and members volunteered to run the shows this year. Thank you to the Louive Family who volunteered as the Contest Team: Leanne, Lawrence, Lyneia, Lane, and, Colin. Thank you, also, to the Pleasure committee: Kathy, Mandy, Machell, and Francine. MSC is currently looking for an announcer, or, several announcers, to help on show days, and, would welcome a good stand staffed by 4-H or any other group. If interested in announcing on a specific date, please let us know. A full day commitment is not required.


And, it is an easy way to complete volunteer hours. Announcers are the unsung heroes of show day: they keep things moving along, and keep an eye out for anyone who may need assistance. (We have all been on that steady horse that suddenly wants to relive the ‘joyful outbursts’ of a two year old! ) MSC is currently asking your opinions and ideas for the 2022 show season. How can the show be improved? Do you have any suggestions for updates/changes to showbills, websites or the Facebook page? What kind of year-end awards would you like? We look forward to hearing your suggestions, thoughts, and ideas. If you are an entrepreneur, and would like to highlight your business, please consider a sponsorship. The sponsorship can either be monetary, or a donation of your specific product (non horse-related items such as custom mugs or knitted hats, or, animal related items such as custom tack, animal treats, etc). Please see the MSC website for sponsorship information. If you have any recognitions or news that you would like added to the next newsletter, whether it is horse-related or not, email massillonsaddleclub@gmail. com. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the MSC family. MSC thanks you, and, hopes for health, happiness, and good horses, now, and in the future. April 2022

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Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club Looks Forward to Driving PRESIDENT, Sharon Hayhurst VICE PRESIDENT, Angela Hohenbrink SEC. & TREAS., Susan Murray WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas While BSDC members are busy scheduling club events, they can also check out several other upcoming driving opportunities. Coming up April 28 through May 1 is the National Drive’s Spring Fling at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, Ind. The park offers some of the best driving areas in the U.S.—woods, water obstacles, dressage rings, cones courses, indoor and outdoor arenas along with a variety of marked trails. Clinics covering a range of driving topics are

scheduled and the clinicians are available for private lessons. Each day starts with coffee and donuts in the big tent and evening parties allow for socializing with drivers from several states. The Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit will host shows on May 28-29 and July 2-3. Drivers have the opportunity to compete in pleasure driving, timed cones, and reinsmanship obstacles. Both driven and in hand trail is also offered. The shows will be held in the covered arena at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, Ohio. Check the NWODC Facebook page for more information. A popular annual event for BSDC members is the Michigan Horsedrawn Vehicle Association’s Blue Ribbon Driving Show held this year June 4-5 at the Ionia, Mich., fairgrounds. Ring classes for turnout, working,

super reinsmanship, pleasure driving, and carriage dogs begin the fun Saturday morning. In the afternoon a combined test for several divisions is scheduled. A full range of dressage tests begin Sunday’s competition with several cones classes and a cross country to follow, providing lots of driving fun. Check www. or contact Dorothy Childs at 517/763-3729. Interesting all carriage enthusiasts is the June 10 auction of Woodland Coach, Mt. Hope, Ohio. The sale will feature more than 30 carriages and sleighs— most beautifully restored. For decades owner Ivan Burkholder was one of the premier restorers of antique vehicles in the U.S. The business also provided all kinds of carriage parts, hard to find tools, and many driving related items. More information is available at www. Time to check carts, carriages, and harnesses for trouble free driving. No one wants to ruin a pleasant day out driving with wheel problems, bolts breaking, or springs letting loose. Harnesses can fail from weakened stitching, serious cracks, or buckles breaking. It’s important that both harness and vehicle is the right size for the horse or pony to insure its comfort. Don’t forget that May is National Carriage Driving Month. Interested in driving? Black Swamp Driving Club welcomes new members. A carriage or equine is not required for membership since BSDC schedules events that explore the history of horsedrawn vehicles or the restoration of antique carriages. Check www. or the BSDC Facebook page for membership information.

Western Reserve Carriage Association

A Sporting Day of Traditional Driving—Want to Know More? PRESIDENT, Jo Ann Murr VICE PRESIDENT, Ann Petersen TREASURER, Ann Petersen SECRETARY, Cathy Rhoades MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish. WEBSITE,

by Cathy Rhoades Western Reserve Carriage Association is excited to offer a Sporting Day of Traditional Driving at Historic Zoar Village on June 19. It is designed to showcase carriage driving for participants and spectators and to test the drivers horsemanship skills. Our goal is to have everyone enjoy the day at a scenic location. It entails three phases: a turnout inspection, a country drive and a cones course. There is a score involved although it is not intended to be a competition. The turnout inspection will


be judged with an emphasis on cleanliness and safety. Although some drivers may have antique or traditional vehicles, we welcome all carriages. In the past I drove a miniature horse in a modern Bellcrown metal cart but I had a lovely tan and black plaid apron over a red jacket. This is the time to wear your Sunday best and hat or a helmet if preferred. Judging is based on overall impression, fit of harness, cleanliness, manners of your horse. The next phase is the country drive. The drive may be marked with gates or arrows. If there are ‘gates’ there will be two markers wide enough for the carriage with red on the right and white on the left. Drivers will be sent out at intervals. Drivers may walk, trot or halt at will but the idea is to keep a steady pace to complete within a prescribed time. During the drive there will be up to five drivers tests. Some ideas for

tests include stopping a mailbox, driving over a bridge, signaling a turn, halting and performing a salute, or reinback a certain number of steps. The cones portion is also a timed event. Five to ten sets of numbered cones with balls on top will be set up.The cones will be set at least 18 inches wider than width of the wheels. The driver will navigate the pattern in numeric order (red number on the right) at a trot within the prescribed time. Penalties for cantering, knocking off a ball or going over the time will lessen the score. Test your skills and have some fun! Don’t have a horse or want to watch and learn? We need


volunteers! Jobs that we will need help: Checkin at the event, parking, box lunch, cones setting/ timing, country drive timers, driver tests observers, assistance at turnout phase, distributing box lunches. Volunteers will be given instruction on their job, well fed and much appreciated! Bring a friend, spouse or just join us as a helper. Questions and registration: contact Ann Petersen at Driving dates at Carlisle: April 5, 9, 14, 17 and May 3, 7, 12, 15. Don’t forget Equine Affaire April 7-10 in Columbus and the National Drive Spring April 28May 1. April 2022

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Obstacles—Race—Partnership—Cowboy Sport PRESIDENT, Jimmy McDonald TREASURER, Elisa Holmes SECRETARY, Taylor Long FACEBOOK, O.H.I.O. EXCA

O.H.I.O. (Opening doors to Horsemanship In Obstacles, EXCA Extreme Cowboy Association) is known as extreme cowboy racing. There are two main questions we get concerning our club. One is why obstacles? The other question is, why is it called a race? First question; why obstacles? A horse is created to be reactionary, for this may save its life one day in the wild. When you first use an obstacle, a horse reacts to it and that reaction is to “get out of Dodge”. However, as you partner

with your horse and allow it to process, you are teaching them to think. The more you teach a horse to think, the less reactionary it becomes. So, teaching your horse to process helps you have a safer horse. It will start thinking and processing instead of reacting. The other aspect is partnership. Horses are social animals and will partner up for security. The more you partner with your horse and overcome obstacles, the more the horse will trust you. It will also help you to learn to trust your horse. It is a relationship that keeps building on learning, overcoming and trust. The next question is about racing. Some people love to race, and some people hate to race, so should I join or not? I like the obstacle concept, but I am not competitive, and I don’t want to run my horse all the

time. Well, this is the club to join. Because you can do both. We have seven divisions of different skill sets and desires. Also understand this, it is not an out of control, run off, wild horse race. It also is not who has the fastest time that wins. It is a controlled speed (gait) race. It is something that you learn with your horse as you grow, learn, trust, and build confidence. You do get bonus points for being under 8 minutes and the fastest time is used for a tiebreaker. However, it is also a cowboy sport that can show your skills off as you work through the course. You will be going through obstacles that a cowboy would encounter as they ride the trail, work cattle or do ranch work. It is also a contest of speed and skill as a partnership between horse and cowboy. It is a

beautiful thing to watch this partnership work together and do it with such trust and grace. So, join us, regardless of what level you ride. Come, learn, work, and overcome together. For those just starting, join our novice division, where you practice and get help along the way. For those who have skill and speed, come, and compete with others of that same skill level and have a blast as you learn from each other and fly like the wind. You can join our Non-Pro and Pro-Level. We also have levels in between to fit just about anyone. See you at our next practice. Yes, we have weekly practices and more experienced people to help us along the way. We are anxious to meet you and your horse. Check us out on our Facebook page, O.H.I.O. EXCA or give us a call, 330/260-8833.

Ohio High School Rodeo Association

Spring Rodeo Season Just Around the Corner NATIONAL DIRECTOR, Nikki McCarty PRESIDENT, C.E. Taft RODEO SECRETARY, Jennifer Reynolds PHONE, 330-464-4079 FACEBOOK, Ohio High School & Jr High Rodeo Association; WEBSITE,

by Garrett Houin Spring rodeo season is just around the corner. In April, our team will be completely in Negley, Ohio, and New Castle, Ind., before heading to Canal Winchester, Ohio, for our Junior High State Finals in May and back to Columbiana, Ohio, for our High School State Finals in June. Then our teams will be heading off to the Junior High School Rodeo Finals in Perry, Ga., in June while the High

School team heads to their finals in Gillette, Wyo., in July. Before the whirlwind starts, I want to make sure we take the opportunity to thank our state sponsors. Without their support, we would not be able to put on our rodeos, have great year-end awards, and make trips to the national finals. If space were unlimited, I would thank all of our sponsors individually, but because it’s not, I want to highlight our platinum, gold and silver level sponsors: Platinum Mast Tire, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Straight A’s RanchCity. com, Stride Out, Trinity Debt Management. Gold ($750+) McKinsey Cutting Horses. Silver ($500+) Carolyn and Paul Armstrong, Gardner’s Equine Dentistry, Habrun’s Insurance, Redbank Transport, Sugarcreek Livestock Auction, Twin Spurs Ranch and Angus Cattle, United Fencing, Zeigler Tire. MEET YOUR CINCH TEAM MEMBERS Evan Corzatt Evan is a sophomore at Fairview


Evan Corzatt Local High School and competes in both the tie-down calf roping and the team roping. This is his fifth year competing in the Ohio High School Rodeo Association. Evan is the reining 2020 Calf Roping Champion for OHSRA and placed ninth at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Lincoln, Neb., last year. Garrett Houin Garrett is a junior at West Holmes High School and competes in steer wrestling, light rifle and trap shooting. Last year he qualified for the National High School Rodeo Finals in both light rifle and trap. Garrett is an active member of the West Holmes FFA chapter, where he competes


Garrett Houin in public speaking, ag issues, and ag sales competition. He also placed third in the outdoor recreation proficiency finals for Ohio last year, where his project involves working for Buckeye Rodeo Company. This year he has been named a state finalist again in outdoor recreation as well as service learning. Garrett also earned his black belt in karate this fall from Rising Star Martial Arts, where he competes in kata, sparring, weapons and creative divisions as well as serving as an assistant instructor. His favorite event is steer wrestling, and he hopes to qualify for the National High School Rodeo Finals this summer. April 2022

Tri-County Trail Association

Spring has Sprung at Tri-County Trail Association PRESIDENT, Jim Mike VICE PRESIDENT, Terry McKain SECRETARY, Falicia Pitman TREASURER, Chuck Stephens WEBSITE,

by Kelly Jo Heffner 2022 is looking to be a great year for trail riding and joining friends for fun and entertainment at Tri-County Trail Association! We have a lot of great events coming up and everyone is invited to participate! Mask mandates have lifted and the Covid cases are dropping which will allow us all to start getting back to normal lives! This has been a rough couple of years with this pandemic, but now it’s time to get out and enjoy the things we love. Fun awaits everyone whether

coming for just the day or visiting during one of our wonderful events. There are many trails to explore, a ‘play area’ with obstacles, a playground for the little ones, wash rack, rustic camp sites, a pavilion, and many other amenities for our visitors. The campground opens April 1! We are very excited to meet new people. The schedule of events is listed below, visitors are always welcomed! An exciting season awaits us, and we deserve a great one after these last couple of years of being distanced due to the pandemic. It’s time to get out and enjoy! 2022 EVENT CALENDAR APRIL 3: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg APRIL 9: Camp Tack Swap, Camp Pavilion APRIL 23: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp

APRIL 24: Easter Ride, 10 a.m.; Dinner, 2 p.m., Camp MAY 1: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., Camp MAY 14: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp MAY 20-22: Spring Ride Weekend JUNE 4: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp JUNE 5: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., Camp JUNE 10-12: Summer Bash Weekend JULY 10: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., Camp JULY 22-24: Away Ride; watch for upcoming information! AUG. 7: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., Camp AUG. 13: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp AUG. 19-21: Ox Roast Weekend and Raffle

SEPT. 10: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp SEPT. 11: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., Camp SEPT. 17: Fall Ride, 10 a.m.; Potluck after (time to be determined) OCT. 2: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg OCT. 8: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp OCT. 14-16: Halloween Weekend NOV. 6: Board Meeting and General Meeting (Combined), 5 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg NOV. 13: Thanksgiving Dinner, 2 p.m., Camp NOV. 19: Work Party, 10 a.m., Camp DEC. 4: Christmas Dinner, 5 p.m.; General Meeting/ Elections, 6 p.m., E Sparta Com. Bldg

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Calling all Workers! MTRA Work Bee PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss TREASURER, Mindy Ellis WEBSITE, EMAIL, PHONE, 989/723-1425

Shore to Shore map. by Kristen Humble We had a great start to our MTRA season with our annual meeting and banquet held in March, and now we are looking forward to our second event of the year, our Spring Work Bee. This event is hosted annually and gives members a chance to give back to the organization by contributing as a community to help trim trails, pick up brush and keep our campgrounds looking great. This year’s work bee will be held earlier than in the past. It will be April 8, 9 and 10 due to the state of Michigan passing a law which bans the trimming of trees from April 15 to July 15 due to problems with Oak Wilt. 28

During this event, the board is looking into renting a brush trimmer to clear the trail from Oscoda to Luzerne. We need members to follow behind the trimmers and clear the cut brush from the trail. We will be camping at the McKinley Trail camp for the entire weekend of April 8-10, so come out and help if you can. We are really hoping we can get members, friends and family to help make this task a manageable and enjoyable experience. Oftentimes, members will bring horses and get in a little riding while they work or they bring their guitars to do a little singing at the campfire. Who said work can’t be fun? Anybody that is willing to help is welcome and

Mel Moser appreciated. Even if you cannot make the entire weekend, please try to come any day or even for a few hours. Many hands make light work! Keep in mind that we will be starting our ride calendar with our Blossom Ride May 12-16, followed by our popular shore to shore crossings June 2-13 and June 17-July 2, then we finish the summer season with our Family Ride Aug. 6-13 before heading into the fall rides. You must be a member and register for each ride at least 30 days prior to the start, so please get on our website


Jimmy Corlew and Kristen Humble. and sign up for the rides you plan to attend. There are so many great things always happening in the club and we hope that you will join us as a member and come ride with us. Check out our website at www. and our Facebook pages to keep up to date with all the happenings. Ride on!

April 2022

April 2022



by Kristen Janicki, MS, PAS and Nettie Liburt, PhD, PAS


n most mammals, including equines, the presence of food in the stomach signals the release of numerous acids and enzymes, including hydrochloric acid. Hydrochloric acid reduces the pH of the stomach environment and helps to break down the feed consumed into individual nutrients, such as amino acids, starches, and minerals. Horses, unlike humans, secrete hydrochloric acid continuously even without food present. An empty stomach or extended period without food, usually greater than 4-6 hours, may increase the likelihood of the development of gastric ulcers and other tummy issues. Mastication, or chewing, stimulates saliva production from the salivary glands in the mouth. Saliva is the key mechanism to begin the breakdown of food and lubrication to allow food to be swallowed. Equally important, saliva also plays an important role in buffering the acidic secretions in the stomach. The chemical make-up of the feed itself partnered with saliva and buffers like the bicarbonate that is released in the stomach help to protect the mucosal lining of the stomach from potential ulcer perpetrators, mainly hydrochloric acid. In fact, certain ingredients can serve a dual purpose by providing nutritive value as well as additional gastric buffering support. Let’s look at the ingredients added to feed to help support the gastric environment as well as provide necessary nutrients in the diet.


Alfalfa Meal

Alfalfa meal is simply dried alfalfa that has been ground into a meal. Nutritionally, alfalfa meal is a great ingredient as a source of protein, calcium, and fiber. Alfalfa meal itself can help buffer the gastric environment simply by its nutritional makeup of higher protein, calcium, and magnesium content. A study performed by Nadeau and coworkers (2000) at the University of Tennessee used gastrically cannulated horses consuming a diet of alfalfa hay and grain or Bromegrass diet twice a day for 14 days. The researchers found that the horses eating the alfalfa diet had a lower number of ulcers and less gastric acidity versus those eating bromegrass hay (a warmseason grass forage), even though horses consuming alfalfa were also consuming grain and the horses on the bromegrass diet were not. Researchers concluded that alfalfa may have been protective by virtue of its higher calcium and protein content that acted as buffers of the gastric acid. Similar results were noted in horses consuming alfalfa versus Bermudagrass plus a pelleted concentrate, where lower ulcer scores were noted with (Lybbert et al., 2007).


Marine-Sourced Calcium

Calcite is sourced from marine algae and is a form of calcium carbonate. Yes, calcium carbonate is already a common source of calcium in feeds and a major ingredient in over-the-counter antacid supplements. But what makes calcite different from traditional calcium carbonate is in its structure. Calcite has a honeycomb-like structure which gives it greater surface area compared to calcium carbonite. With additional surface area comes increased acid-buffering, gastroprotective potential (Almeida et al., 2012). In addition, marinesourced calcium supplemented to horses has been shown to buffer 30

gastric acid in non-exercising horses for a short period of time of about two hours (Jacobs et al., 2020). Additional research examined the effects of feeding calcite on fecal pH to horses on a diet of grass hay and a controlled starch concentrate. Results demonstrated that horses consuming the feed with calcite had higher fecal pH compared to horses not receiving calcite, suggesting a buffering effect of calcite on the hindgut as well (Liburt, et al., 2021).


Vegetable Oils

A recent study suggests that vegetable fats high in linoleic acid can help to reduce gastric acid output. In humans, dietary supplements containing arachidonic acid precursors (a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid), like linoleic acid, can help to reduce gastric acid output. Researchers fed ponies fitted with gastric cannulas a free choice hay diet supplemented with 45 milliliters of corn oil daily, one of the vegetable oils high in linoleic acid, and measured gastric contents. They found that when ponies consumed the corn oil, gastric acid output significantly decreased, and proposed that corn oil may be an easy and cost-effective way to help protect the gastric environment (Cargile et al., 2004).

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Mid-Eastern Farriers Association

MEFA to Have Booth at Equine Affaire PRESIDENT, Michael Boal VICE PRESIDENT, Lori McDade SECRETARY, Carly Peters TREASURER, Tim Dodd PHONE, 740/502-7055 FACEBOOK, Mid-Eastern Farrier’s Association

by Carly Peters Everyone is welcome to our next

Mid-Eastern Farriers Association (MEFA) meeting/clinic! APRIL 16: Shoeing for the English Dicipline. Clinician: Ryan Stoops CJF. Ryan has been a farrier and competitor since 2005. He specializes his farrier practice on Hunters, Jumpers, and Dressage horses. He will be going over the fundamentals of traction, modifications, and fitting shoes to horse feet.

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With the help of Jason Hill CJF it’ll be a clinic in April you don’t want to miss! Location: Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Avenue, Dover, OH 44622. Enter the fairgrounds on Tuscarawas Avenue. Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch included. Fee: Free to MEFA members, or $35 annual fee. Please RSVP to Lori McDade at 330/447-7534 by April 9 to reserve your spot! MEFA will have a booth set up at the Equine Affaire, April 7-10, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of our members from the association will be tending the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi!

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ATTENTION FARRIERS! The MEFA Annual Rich Peterson Hammer-In is coming up on May 28 and will be at Pegasus Farm Equestrian Center, 7490 Edison Street NE, Hartville, OH 44632. The Hammer-In will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (lunch provided). Bring your rig, tools, and/or shoe building skills to our Hammer-In! It’s a fun time to connect with local farriers. Whether you shoe hot or cold, everyone is welcome! Sharing experiences with each other helps our trade learn and grow, as it’s easy to become isolated in this industry. Forging is allowed in the indoor arena. It’s all open discussion, so bring any questions and don’t be shy!

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How to Be the Best Health Advocate for Your Horse 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. Additionally, your veterinarian will be able to recommend books and other trusted digital sources. Non-profit 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 36

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: 1. How will this diagnostic test change how we treat my horse? 2. What type of information will you get from this test/procedure? What can it tell us? 3. What are the options for treating this disease? 4. When tackling this problem with other horses, what has worked best? 5. Why is this recommendation important to the health of my horse? 6. How will preventive care (vaccinations, teeth floating, etc.) help keep my horse healthy? 7. 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: 1. 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. 2. 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? 3. 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 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? 4. 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. S


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Ohio Quarter Horse Association

An Update on Cutting at the 2022 All American Quarter Horse Congress CEO, Dr. Scott Myers PRESIDENT, Brent Maxwell EMAIL, WEBSITE,

Cutting has been an integral part of the All American Quarter Horse Congress since its inception in 1967. In the beginning, the Congress began as a long weekend show and has grown to span over four weekends in the fall. Since the demands of producing a quality cutting requires so much more time and space than other Quarter Horse classes, it was decided this year to move it to a nearby location where space and time were not an issue. This move will be more user friendly to the cutters and will allow the cutting to grow at its own pace in the future. The Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, will now host The Congress Cutting. The event will take place Oct. 5-9, 2022. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association who produces the Congress will remain a sponsor for added money and continues to

provide their prestigious awards for all classes as they have done in the past. Chuck Smith, a lifetime OQHA Director and a past NCHA President and Hall of Fame member will continue to produce and direct the cutting as he has done for the last 29 years. Smith says, “Moving the Congress cutting to Springfield will allow the cutting to grow at its own pace into the future. The cutting will continue to remain a cornerstone of the Congress mission which is to showcase the outstanding versatility of the Quarter Horse.” Spectators and contestants at the cutting will be less than an hour drive to the original home of the Congress which is held at the Ohio Expo Center. They will have plenty of time to visit and shop at the trade show and also enjoy the traditional Congress experience. Smith has been involved in the Congress since it began. He is proud to have been part of its phenomenal growth. He believes this move into a venue that better facilitates cutting is a step in the right direction for all and will help the Congress continue to be the biggest and best horse show in the world. Learn more about The Congress

Cutting here: https://www. an-update-on-cutting-at-the2022-all-american-quarter-horsecongress.

Cutting questions? Contact Chuck Smith, csmithch@gmail. com.

Advocate for Your Horse (continued) 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 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 and keeping of your horse, and partnering with your veterinarian, you have the peace of mind in knowing that you are prepared to be an excellent medical advocate for your horse. 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. April 2022



View From the Cheap Seats

Growing Up, All I Had Was a Pony by Sarah Vas


was one of those fortunate kids covered in horse hair and hay bits from day one. By the age of three, I regularly defied my parents and snuck off to the barn on my own power. I was fearless and tenacious around horses for as long as I can remember. I honestly can’t recall the first time I rode a horse. I’m not referring to that time your mom sat you delicately on her shaggy tired pensioner before you could hold up your own head. My riding competency was instinctual, already established in the hazy darkness lying beyond even the earliest childhood memories. My equestrian memoir begins with “fidget impatiently for a grown up to saddle your steed, mount correctly from the left side, gather your own reins” riding. I possessed “know how to walk, trot, and canter before kindergarten” riding. I lived a “mount from the top fence rail, ride bareback with nothing but a halter and baling twine reins” enchanting childhood. I wore out the “give your mom big doe eyes, insist that No, you were not riding the pony even as you stand there totally unaware of the telltale half-moon of chestnut pony hair covering your backside” perjury. Yeah, I was 6 before I understood that self-incriminating evidence. My parents moved a year ago. Throughout the monumental clearing out of their 2700 square foot sprawling ranch home and Dad’s pole barn full of man stuff, I meticulously gathered every random shred of family history unearthed and trucked it all to my house for safe keeping. My dining room has become Command Central for a huge organizational task. The plan is to consolidate the volume but then compliment the keepers with proper documentation. It’s going to take a while because I’m sorting boxes and boxes of faded prints, curled newspaper clippings, old Kodak slides, even some 8 mm film. Then

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Only the luckiest kids grow up on ponies. 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 38

there’s the task of wading through all the recent years’ digital pics. I think it’s important to routinely flip through the old photo albums gathering dust on the bookshelves. Thumbing through the loose stacks inside shoe boxes or flipping those sticky photo album pages is good for the soul. Couldn’t everybody conjure up crystal-clear memories with just a glance at a single snap shot from the past? This visual narration of Life honors those events that molded you into the person you are today. I get the whole “Don’t Look Back! That’s Not Where You’re Going!” meaning but frequent jogs down memory lane can have positive consequences. It’s humbling, emotional, and allows one to form healthy perspectives of one’s long journey. It also allows for some belly laughs over collective fashion choices and hideous hair decisions, am I right? Want to see some humiliating evidence of my childhood dorkiness? I’m only sharing it because my childhood pony is in the pictures too. These three photos speak volumes about me and it would take far more than my monthly allotted 1000 words to share it all. These are just a couple of my favorite highlights. As you can see, Tiger was a tonka truck of a fat pony with a neck barely longer than his head. That perfectly round physique certainly aided in honing my superb balance in the stirrups from day one. I don’t know what the heck I’m doing with my left arm and good heavens, what’s wrong with my posture but I am rocking that Dorothy Hamill haircut! Seriously, though. Am I holding in a doo doo?

Ah yes, Tiger indulging my daydreams of Arabian halter trainer fame and fortune with nary a grown up in sight. That lone apple tree in the background? Dad would tie him out on a lunge line around the trunk so Tiger could graze where the mower couldn’t reach. My brother and I would torment him by climbing on double. He would get revenge by repeatedly scraping us off under the lowest branches. Good Times. I was wicked with a set of 10 blades! This was just one of the many activities I stubbornly imitated behind the backs of any adults. I grew up around the Arabian show ring back in the 70s and 80s when bridle paths were obnoxiously long. It did nothing to improve upon Tiger’s obnoxious locks or create illusions of a snaky neck and clean throatlatch. Gawd, my rear end…I was smart to come out feet S


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his pants? Suffice it to say that, along with teaching me correct posting diagonals and better lying methods, I also knew long before kindergarten that ‘Pony’ could be a four-letter word.

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.

Growing Up (Continued) first so they had somewhere to hook the calving chains. Tiger put up so diplomatically with my antics. His pony mane truly was the only course, unruly, untamable piece of his entirety. I’m so grateful to that bushy haired Shetland chap. There were days he surely dreaded seeing me coming. After standing stock still for every insufferably long grooming session, he always headed straight for a roll in the dirt the second I turned him loose. Perhaps he was trying to wipe the Sarah evidence off of

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Western Dressage

Balance by Kelley Bitter


had the privilege of going to the Western Dressage Association of America’s clinic in Denver last month. As always, everyone was wonderful. We had very informative conversations about maneuvers, rules, new tests, and training. There was a common theme that kept appearing in each conversation that I found to be very interesting. No matter what maneuver or test was discussed, there was always emphasis on the rider’s need to be balanced in the saddle. It got me thinking that a balanced seat is really the foundation of riding western dressage. I think sometimes we get so focused on a circle or moving in a straight line that we forget about having a balanced seat. What is a balanced seat and why is it so important? Let’s start with the requirements for a rider. As a rider you must be


able to control your own body to influence the gaits, the tempo on the horse, know which aids and rhythm you must be able to to apply when, and be a good move with the horse and develop communicator. You are not a a balanced seat. Some call this passive passenger, but neither an independent seat. Here’s how are you a dictator of the ride. it works. You have two seat Having a balanced seat bones. Your seat bones allows you to work in need to be centered harmony with your over the backbone As a rider horse which is of the horse. a big part of you must be able Your lower back what western should swing to control your dressage is all with the horse’s about. Our goal movements as own body on is a horse that is your seat stays the horse... elastic within the in the saddle with gaits and grounded. no bouncing. You We can imagine the do this by being able western dressage horse to move your lower body working on a ranch with cattle and seat bones with the horse. out on the range or reining in Stand up with both feet planted a competition. The agility and on the floor and your body lightness of the horse is the focus vertical, swing your pelvis back of western dressage training. and forth. You don’t have to do In western dressage we talk a big movements just little swings. lot about rhythm and tempo of You can do this because your feet the gaits in each maneuver. This are planted right. In the saddle is done by you, the rider. But you can’t brace your feet in the stirrups so close your knees and thighs on the horse. Now move your pelvis and seat bones back and forth. Now you can stay in the saddle and move your lower body with the horse. As your lower body swings, your upper body should stay still and quiet. This is the often referred to as the separation of the rider’s body or an independent seat. Here is the tricky part, you need to learn to relax your hip joints so that your legs can slide back on the barrel of the horse. Sounds easy right. Try it. It takes practice. It is through your seat and legs that you effectively communicate with your horse. Here is an important tip—your lower body and upper legs influence the hindquarter of your horse. That is where tempo, transitions and connection come from. Now let’s check your upper body. You should be able to draw a line from your shoulder down to the ground. This line would pass through your head, shoulder, hip, and heel. Your shoulders and arms are relaxed and quiet so that your hands are still. Your upper body is straight and quiet. Elbows are bent at the waist, with a relaxed arm and flat shoulder blade. Wrists are straight, the hand is closed but relaxed with the thumb as the highest point of the hand. Your HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

back needs to be supple. Half of your body, the upper part is yours and the lower half is sitting relaxed and balanced moving with the horse. This is easier to sit on a horse who is rounded and able to lift the back. If you are uncomfortable, your horse may be hollow. Also, if you feel the horse pushing you to one side, you will need to apply the aids to get the backbone back between your seat bones. So, your seat is balanced by you sitting correctly and by keeping the horse’s back in alignment and rounded. To check and see if you are in the correct position ask yourself this question. If your horse evaporated from underneath of you, would you land on your feet? If the answer is yes, you are seated correctly. If you feel you would land on your nose, you are too far forward. If you feel you would land on your bottom, you are too far back. If you feel your horse is not relaxed, allow the horse to reach out with the neck. This allows for a rounder, relaxed back. Here is a little exercise to check your seat bones and alignment. (I would like to take credit for this great exercise, but I can’t. It is from one of my favorite authors, Sally Swift, and her book Centered Riding) Walk your horse in a straight line. Ask yourself how far is the horse moving my seat bones? There is no right answer here because horses have different strides. Now whatever number you got maybe, it was 2 inches, cut that in half using your abdominal muscles and thigh muscles. Some horses will stop, others may ignore you but keep moving forward. When your horse slows down release your thighs, use your seat to keep moving your horse forward. Do not use your reins to slow him down. Lightly touch with your lower leg again. Once your horse gets it, you should be able to activate the hind legs. You have correctly used your seat to transition between active walk and a slow walk. Good job. Let’s look at that again. As you walk your horse forward in an active walk, close the thighs and slow your seat movement back and forth to slow the horse’s back legs. Once the horse slows, thighs off, keep the slow seat, then S April 2022

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Western Dressage Lite Show Scheduled in July PRESIDENT, Cathy Suffecool; VICE PRESIDENT, Stephanie Kame; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, David Crawford. EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Cathy Suffecool It’s spring! Well at least according to the calendar, and the fact that we’ve set our clocks forward. Let’s hope that Mother Nature here in Ohio gets the memo. I don’t know about all of you, but if I don’t see any more ice and snow till next January, I’ll be happy. Maybe. But the good news with all the bad weather is that we’ve been

busy setting up a really busy and interesting show season. If you’re reading this in the online issue, you can still make the CADS Tack Sale on April 3. We’re holding a day long sale at our Brecksville location. The stables are in Brecksville Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks. We’re easy to get to, we’re just off I-77, by the Turnpike, and also, I-71. The cost to set up is free for members and just $10 for nonmembers. We’d love to have you come and join us and clean out your tack room! The sale will be held in our barns and if we fill those two buildings, we’ll set up in the arena. We’ve got the space; do you have the stuff sell? The next thing we’ve got in the works is a Western Dressage Lite show on July 2. The judge

Balanced (continued) lower thighs back on to go. You now have longer strides in the hind end. Gotta love Ms. Swift! Until next time, enjoy the journey! Kelley Bitter is the owner of Buckeye Performance Horse Center and The Winning Edge Mental Performance Coaching in Newbury, Ohio. A secondgeneration 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, Jax 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. In 2018 Kelley attended the WDAA Train the Trainer program. She has won several titles including placing two of her Arabians in the WDAA World show in 2020 top 15. At the WDAA International Challenge 2021 she placed with her Quarter Horse, Arabians and her student received top ten in the Gaited Division. Kelley currently runs training programs for Western Dressage and Arabian Sport Horse. Kelley also holds a certification as a Mental Performance Coach and help equestrians in all disciplines overcome fear, anxiety and stress in the showring.

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is Sue Hughes. This show is going to be the first of its kind in Northern Ohio, so we’re very excited about it. Watch for more details on our website, www. You can find the entire list of schooling shows there. We do have Western Dressage at all of our schooling shows. The classes are getting bigger with each show! We also have a number of clinics coming up that some of you might enjoy. We have a Musical Freestyle Clinic with Collier Wimmer on April 30 and May 1. This is a very interesting clinic. By the end of the weekend, the riders will have a complete musical freestyle ready to compete. If you’ve seen a freestyle, you know how much fun they look for both horse and rider. Come and audit to find out how to put your own freestyle together. Even if you never compete a freestyle, it will give you a new project to work on with your horse. You might be amazed at the type of music your horse enjoys! (I have a horse that likes reggae!)

On May 7 and 8, we have Joanne Williams coming in to hold a western dressage clinic. She is an excellent clinician and can really help you get your ‘A’ game ready for the ring. Watch the website for sign-up, spots are limited! For those who are becoming fans of Working Equitation, we have Tarrin Warren coming on May 13-15. Tarrin has been involved with Working Equitation since early in the development of the sport. If you aren’t sure about this sport, come and audit. All of us who have been watching this sport grow, are really excited about this clinic. It’s an exciting and fun sport. I bet if you show up, you’ll see what we’re enthused about! Keep watching our website to stay up to date on all the latest news and events. We still have more planned. Can’t make an event? Come and see our facility and enjoy our beautiful trails. They are well groomed and rideable all year round. See you in Brecksville!



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oing groundwork is not busywork for groundwork’s sake; it is about finding and correcting minor issues before they have a chance to become major problems. Fixing these minor snags sets you up for success in the saddle and on the trail. All groundwork, and indeed all horsemanship, is about having our horse focus on us and not the myriad of distractions surrounding

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us. A horse who won’t lead well tends to be less accommodating when ridden. Skills that are rough on the ground don’t get better when you’re in the saddle. Having your horse lead easily beside you rather than lagging or racing ahead sets both you and the horse up for success in all your endeavors. What I look for when leading is a horse that walks willingly alongside me, whether I’m walking, jogging, or running with no tension on the lead rope. I want the horse to keep pace with me without pulling the lead. Achieving this requires that we focus on our timing and consistency. We need to release pressure immediately when the horse responds to our cues. Consistency in our cues and expectations is also critical. Even if you don’t mind when your horse creeps forward or occasionally gets too far behind, once the horse learns that you will give an inch, and when it matters, he may take a mile. I used to think that it was OK for my horse to have lousy ground manners because he was fine when under saddle. I was wrong. He wasn’t fine, and I didn’t know better. Here’s how I work on leading skills with my animals:

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Early in my Marine Corps career, I learned the value of close-order drills, i.e., marching. In the military, one purpose of teaching parade deck skills is instilling discipline by creating habits of precision and automatic response to orders. Although it takes time to get to the point where units move as a fully coordinated element, the results were astounding when we were proficient. The key is practicing and training regularly so that the commands become second nature. In the military, orders are typically given in two parts: the preparatory command, which gains your attention and readies you for action, and the command of execution which tells you when to act. An example is when a drill instructor wants a group of recruits to move from one place to another: ‘Forward, march!’ In this case, forward is the preparatory command, and march is the command of execution. When these words are spoken, or perhaps yelled, the Marines know what they are supposed to do and when they are supposed to do it. What works with Marines also works with horses. To begin leading, I stand at the pony’s shoulder. The preparatory command is ‘walk,’ and the execution command is ‘on.’ Initially, the horse won’t know what you’re asking with the cue and will simply stand there. That’s OK at the beginning. When the horse doesn’t move, I’ll tell him to move by applying pressure on the lead rope. As soon as the horse moves, release the tension. If you’re consistent with releasing pressure, your horse will quickly learn that ‘walk-on’ means moving with you without stress. If you’re inconsistent with the release, you’ll teach him to rely on pressure to move, which means you’ll constantly be pulling, which is no fun for anyone. I use the ‘Ask then Tell’ method with my animals. If the ask doesn’t work, I tell them what will happen. Another way to describe S


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this is CPR—cue, pressure, and response. The cue is the ask, pressure is the tell, and the response is what we want our horse to do. Our goal is to remove the tell, or pressure, as quickly as possible to have only the cue and the response. If the horse moves past your shoulder, the first thought may be to pull back on the lead, and I try not to at first. In the beginning, it’s normal for the critter to move ahead; after all, that’s what you’ve just asked it to do. The horse is just trying too hard, which is much better than not trying at all. As we progress together, we’ll both find the happy medium where we’re both moving at the same rate, side by side. The finished product is us moving together with an utterly slack rope. There should be no pressure on the lead as we’re both moving alongside each other. We’ll get to that goal much quicker if we take the time to get the first steps right. Once you’re moving forward nicely, it’s time to up the ante and focus on refinement. When leading, I want my animals to stay even with their neck at my

shoulder. Once we begin packing, we’ll move that spot behind me. If the horse should go past my shoulder, I can ask him to get back with a verbal “back.” If that doesn’t work, I can give the lead a bump to slow him up just a touch. Every horse is an individual and has a different threshold for the amount of ‘Tell’ they respond best to. I find the personality differences between my girls fascinating. Ellie is quite reactive and guarded, while Cocoa is much more laid back about life in general. I can push Cocoa a bit, whereas we’ll suffer for my eagerness if I ask too much of Ellie. Horse and mules are not one size fits all creatures. Each is a beautiful individual that brings a unique set of traits to the party. It’s my job to use the appropriate training style to help them realize their potential. A tendency that I had when I started my equine affair was to pull back on the lead to keep my horse in check and beside me. That taught him to rely on that pressure and eventually gave me a sore arm. The horse should be responsible for staying in the proper position.

After walking has progressed and is going well, it’s now time to incorporate transitions into the mix. Shift from a walk to a jog to a run and back down again. I use verbal cues such as “trot” just before shifting speed to give the critter a heads up that something is about to change. Soon your horse will be cueing into your body signals as you move from one gait to another. Eventually, you’ll make a change in direction while leading. There are several ways of doing this; I prefer to have my horse move away from me and push him into the turn. This makes him think about my personal space, which is important for our continued education. If you pull your horse into you while turning, he doesn’t have a choice but to enter your space, and I don’t want that to become a habit. For me, these many words on

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the simple act of leading a horse are the foundation of everything that he and I will do together. Whether we’re on a backcountry pack trip or closer to home, these basic exercises carry over into every part of our lives together. The better our horses become at ‘follow the leader’ on the ground, the better our relationships will be on the trail. For more of my thoughts on trail riding and camping with horses, as well as the world’s most comprehensive guide to horse trails and camps, please give us a visit at www. You can also find more information in the best-selling book “The ABCs of Trail Riding and Horse Camping – Essential Knowledge for Trail and Camp.” You can find more info on the book here: https://

Robert ‘The TrailMeister’ Eversole owns and operates the largest horse trail and horse camp guide in the world, 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.

Come Show With Us PRESIDENT, Kenny Matthews VICE PRESIDENT, Beth Roosa SECRETARY, Rebekah Martindale TREASURER, Emily O’Daniel SHOW CHAIR, Betsie Moore PHONE, 937-418-2378 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Rebekah Martindale It’s that time of the year! The Miami Valley Horse Show Association (MVHSA) is ready to kick off its 2022 show season right. We hope to see you in Springfield, Ohio, for our second show of the year (Buckeye Equestrian Events, April 30-May 1). We are excited to welcome new members and to welcome back seasoned competitors. MVHSA is the perfect way to

MVHSA youth members showing off their high point awards at our annual banquet. spend time with those who share similar interests. It is easy to get started, and we are dedicated to celebrating members who we know put countless hours of hard work into perfecting their craft. In March, we gave away $7,000 worth of prizes to those who earned year-end awards. To become a member, view our show schedule, or to become a sponsor, visit our website, www.


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Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Shooting Season Begins in Two Months PRESIDENT, R. David Davis VICE PRESIDENT, Brian (Doc) Hric SECRETARY/TREASURER, Karen Davis; PHONE, 330-719-3290 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Karen (Chilipepper) Davis Our shooting season is about to begin in two months. We got over the ammo shortage and have enough for the whole season or at least most of the season. Starting in July we will have enough ammo for our Friday Night fun shoots and our Saturday and Sundayexhibitions. Thank God for Curly’s Ammo. He had enough to get us through most of our season. For those coming to our May event, you can start signing up on the CMSA site now, the July

event you can start signing up on May 4. We get over one crisis and now another one begins. With this war between Ukrain and Russia and the cost of fuel heading up over $4 to $5 by the time we start shooting, I wonder how many participants will be able to make it to our events this season. Last year was a rough time for us and a lot of other people in our club, we just hope and pray this year will be a better year for everyone. Everyone needs to get God and prayer back into their lives and in everything that they do. We need to pray that this war will be over soon and prices on food, gas, etc. will start coming down and everyone can start trying to live a normal happy life again. Keep the Ukrainian people in your prayers! Our dates for next season: MAY 21-22: Open Range I and II

JULY 16-17: War Wagon I and II AUG. 20-21: Broken Trail I and II SEPT. 17-18: Comancheros I and II Thank you to Gage Concessions for their wonderful, tasty food they have for us at each event, we hope to see them back in 2022. I also want to thank Mike and Jessica Sheets for hosting our meeting this month. Special thanks to our sponsors: Big Dee’s Vet and Tack Supply

where you can get all your pet supplies and everything they need; CMSA; Lonesome Pine Ammo; Uncle Jimmy’s Brand Products for all your pet treats; The Corral; Stagecoach West; Park Side Trailer Sales and Services, Inc., new or used horse trailers or parts or service on the one you have; Siracki Realty, if you are looking for a new house, apartment or need a place to rent); Altmeyer’s Trailers Sales in Jefferson, Ohio, for new or used horse trailers, cargo trailers, car mate trailers, American Haulers; Rockin C Leather, Ben and Tammy Clark for all your leather needs and accessories (chaps, chinks, purses, spur straps, etc); Wendy Shaffer MMCP, Agile Equine Bodywork; Rocks Farm and Garden; Junction Buick, GMC in Chardon and Kiko Meats, Ron and Diane Kiko for great tasting roasts, burgers, steaks!

Northern Ohio Outlaws

Outlaw Bonanza 2021 Awards Banquet PRESIDENT, Dwayne Joyner VICE PRESIDENT, Tony Ruper SECRETARY, Janessa Hill TREASURER, Emily Soehnlen EMAIL, northernohiooutlawsinfo@ WEBSITE,

The Northern Ohio Outlaws held their annual awards banquet honoring our 2021 season accomplishments at the Amish Door on Feb. 26. The night was filled with great friends, good food, laughs, dancing and awards. Among the recognized were division winners, wranglers, our incredible volunteers and our amazing sponsors.

Our Overall Cowboy and Cowgirl was Jarod Limbach and Janessa Hill, they were also the Overall High Point and Reserve

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Overall High Point respectively. Overall Senior Cowboy and Cowgirl were Ron Kiko and Kelley Forester. This year Pam and Al Cornett were our inductees into the Northern Ohio Outlaws Hall of Fame for their dedication to fostering the sport of mounted shooting and their work with our youth. Jim Bussell was the recipient of this years Ambassador Award for his dedication of representing our club and fostering the sport as well. We would also like to thank our banquet committee for


organizing this years festivities and the awards committee for their work on the awards. For more information on becoming a member of the Northern Ohio Outlaws, please email northernohiooutlawsinfo@ or go online at http:// We hope to see you for our April shoot in Wooster, Ohio. NOO 2022 SCHEDULE April 30-May 1, July 9-10, June 11-12, Aug. 6-7, Oct. 8-9 All 2022 Northern Ohio Outlaw shoots are at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. April 2022

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Knox County Horse Park

Show Dates Announced PRESIDENT, Donnie Cline VICE PRESIDENTS, Travis Ross and John Weekley TREASURER, Pam Niner SECRETARY, Anna Chadwick PHONE/TEXT, 816-305-6328 FACEBOOK, Knox County Horse Park Inc

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. April through October we meet at the Horse Park Shelter House. The first Fun Show is April 2, start time is 10 a.m. SHOW DATES APRIL 2, rain date April 16

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MAY 7, rain date May 21 is a trail challenge JUNE 4, rain date June 18 JULY 2, rain date July 16 AUG. 6, rain date Aug. 20 SEPT. 3, rain date Sept. 17 OCT. 1, rain date Oct. 15 OCT. 29, Halloween show The Fun Shows for the Year 2022 will be held on the first Saturday of the month with the rain date the third Saturday of the month. The shows will be

April through October. There will be a high point buckle award presented at the October show. There will be a Halloween Fun Show on Oct. 29. There will be a buckle series this year. There will be a first and second place buckle. Come to the meetings to add your suggestions. You can also contact an officer, trustee, or member if you can’t attend. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates

Mid-Ohio Marauders

2021 Year End Rendezvous Award Banquet PRESIDENT, Tim Calvin VICE PRESIDENT, Tom Byrne SECRETARY, Judy Foster TREASURER, Laurie Maris PHONE, 740/206-7214 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Steve Keech

Candy Conniff and Tyler Vrh.

The Marauders gathered to celebrate 2021 and present our annual awards. It was a terrific evening, a lot of fun was had by all.



The Appreciation Award went to Landon Fraker. The Loyalty Award went to Pam and Alan Cornett. The Fun Award want to Pam Lillie. The Band-Aid Award went to John Roach. The Vice-President’s Award went to Carl Calvin. The President’s Award went to Missy DeForest. We also had several Ohio High Point Cowboys. Cole Caster was

Carson Feikert and Madison Fraker.

Lyndsay Rush, Rookie of the Year.

High Point Rifle. JD Hughes was High Point Calvary. In addition we had several Mid-West Regional High Point Cowboys. Cole Caster was High Point Rifle. JD Hughes was High Point Calvary. The Marauders also celebrated our move-ups in 2021. Nicholas Hall moved up to an Open Wrangler. All these cowgirls and cowboy moved up to level 2: Whitney Draisma-Hirdes, Kelsey Gibson, Katherine Orosz, Melissa Warncke, Travis Gibson, and Ryan Hirdes. These cowgirls and cowboy moved up to level 3: Kierstin Fritsch, Lola Goodson, Martha Keech, Carl Calvin, Jordan Heald, Tristan Vrh, and Tom Byrne. These cowgirls and cowboy moved up to level 4: Madison Fraker, Dave Vrh, JD Hughes, and Steve Keech. These cowgirls and cowboy moved up to level 5: Renee Calvin, Tim Calvin.

safety, gunfire, courses, and the wonderful community of Cowboy Mounted Shooting. Please visit our website or Facebook page for more details and to register. As always, if you are interested in joining the Mid-Ohio Marauders, the Central Ohio club for CMSA, please visit us at or on Facebook at Mid-Ohio Marauders. See you soon!

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Mid Ohio Dressage Association

Youth Opportunities: Dressage and Western Dressage PRESIDENT, Vicki Milliron VICE PRESIDENT, Jessica Miltimore SECRETARY, Anna Cluxton TREASURER, Beth Baryon EMAIL, WEBSITE,

Horses and kids go together live peanut-butter and jelly. Like those two combinations one is good but together they are great! If you are a youth with a horse you know that sometimes is easy to get ‘stuck’ with your riding and training. Many youth do their own work with their horse. Resources that can help are everywhere. However, not all resources are a good fit for an individual, just like not all brands of peanut-butter and jelly make the best combination.

One resource you can depend on is the time-honored foundational training of dressage. Through learning the dressage training pyramid and focusing on the bottom three steps of rhythm, suppleness (relaxation), and connection any young person can develop their horse mentally and physically for whatever purpose they choose. Dressage is for any horse and rider no matter what type of saddle you use! Appropriate use of aides and rider position will help you as a rider while you develop your horse. From there you can continue on with impulsion and straightness, while developing collection. If you trail ride, barrel race, jump, sort cattle, or show in rail classes; dressage training will help you develop your horse in the basics before moving on to

the specifics of your favorite activity. There are several programs in Ohio that help youth connect with others interested in dressage training. MODA youth committee chairman Julie Franzen states, “Our youth program is focused on getting anyone 21 or younger interested in dressage. We have 4-H, pony club and some kids that jump attend our meetings. Covid put a wrench in our inperson meetings, but we will be starting those back up this spring! We also are trying to get our monthly Zoom calls back on track”. MODA youth should reach out to Julie and she will include them in the distribution list! If you are involved in 4-H there is a Dressage Project book and opportunities to show at the State

Fair level. Entries with scores (from the approved judge’s list) for the State Fair need to be in by July 1. More information can be found at: events/ohio-state-fair-juniorhorse-show-dressage-show-0 . Many of the other dressage organizations in Ohio also have youth opportunities and a quick Google search will help you find those groups. The United State Dressage Foundation has a wonderful full menu of resources for youth. https://www.usdf. org/education/youth.asp. The Western Dressage Association of America WDAA) is also developing youth opportunities. With the better weather days at hand take some time to explore dressage and how it can help you and your horse become a great combination, just like your favorite PBJ.

Northern Ohio Dressage Association

Western Dressage in 2022: New Tests, New Levels, New Movements! PRESIDENT, Danielle Menteer VICE PRESIDENT, Kathy Kirchner TREASURER, Dee Liebenthal SECRETARY, Beth Scalabrino EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Sara Justice “It’s about the journey” is the motto of the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA). At every WDAA sponsored event, you will see this motto or hear it said by clinicians and presenters. And it is true—western dressage should be a positive journey for horse and rider. Western dressage promotes harmony of horse and rider and encourages horses and riders to grow and learn as they progress up the levels. While like classical dressage in many ways, western dressage has a few differences other than tack and apparel. The training wheel,

which ‘depicts the training basics needed to reach the ultimate goal of lightness and throughness with harmony’, is slightly different than the classical dressage training pyramid. The idea is that the rider, including their position and seat and correct and effective use of the aids, ensures that all the spokes— rhythm, suppleness, connection, impulsion, straightness, and collection—are thought of at all stages of training. While an Intro or Basic level horse won’t be showing collection in a test, keeping the ideas of straightness and collection in mind when schooling instead of looking at them as some of impossibly high step to reach makes moving up the levels. Attending the WDAA Judges’ Seminar in Denver in February there was anticipation to learn about the new tests and new movements. The presenters judged video tests provided by prominent western dressage competitors and

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judges to help us current judges and judge candidates learn. Here are some key changes in the tests. Odd numbered tests initially track left, while even numbered tests initially track right, creating uniformity through the levels. At Level 3 and above, tests were streamlined to make it easier for the caller by removing letters between the movements. For example, a rider who returns to a collected jog at P after a lengthening does not need to be told to remain in collected jog until the next movement, shoulder in from K-E. At Level 2, riders will show a sidepass of four strides to the left and right in test 2 and 4. The horse must remain at a walk tempo while stepping to the side and crossing its legs. The horse should be straight or in slight flexion toward the direction of travel. Level 3 now has both jog and lope half pass, which is like classical’s Third Level. It also features a release of contact at collected lope, full pivots, and lope immediately from a pivot. Pivots must establish a pivot foot and may pick up at the point of stress, but the pivot foot is planted for most of the turn. The pivot must not be too quick like a reining spin and must maintain bend in the direction of travel.


Level 4 includes the backing series, extended walk, 1 ½ pivots, full turns on the forehand, and quarter and half lope pirouettes. Just as in classical, rhythm must be maintained at the appropriate gait in the movement. Pivots must still maintain a regular speed and maintain a pivot foot (inside hind) which may only lift and place at the point of stress. Level 5 is new in 2022. The degree of difficulty is extremely high in these tests and the horse must show a significant amount of lightness and thoroughness to successfully complete the requirements. While movements like series lead changes, full pirouettes, zig zag half passes, and double pivots follow the natural progression of training, the location and time between each movement are what makes these tests challenging yet fun. Western dressage continues to grow as more horses and riders are joining the journey. NODA had 11 different horse/rider combinations receive year end awards in 2021, which shows steady growth over the past few years. It is an exciting time for western dressage, and I know I’m looking forward to the progression of the sport! Find out more about competing in Western Dressage at NODA’s Summer Show Series, schooling shows at April 2022

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The Cowboy Perseverance Ranch

Chosen by Rob and Tanya Corzatt


uring the summer and fall of 2021, several of our friends here at the barn had been telling T about a Christian series that we needed to watch. It was a series on YouTube called the Chosen. I was slow to try to find it on the Internet until after we went to the theater around Christmas time to watch The Chosen Christmas Special. The majority of the special was music by a variety of contemporary Christian artists. However, there was a segment in the movie where you watch Joseph and a very pregnant Mary travel to Jerusalem only to find that there was no place for them to stay. You will watch Joseph as he cleans manure from a stable area for Mary to rest and ultimately give birth to their son Jesus. It was an enactment of the very first Christmas. After watching that special, I couldn’t wait to begin watching the series. T had

already gotten tired of waiting on me and started watching them on her cell phone. She was usually about three episodes ahead of me as I played catchup watching the first two seasons, a total of 16 episodes. The thing we really like about this series is that it ‘brings to life’ the cast of characters that were in Jesus’ short life on Earth. We don’t really know that much about the individual disciples. There is a great deal of artistic license taken to prepare the series. The producers had to because none of us were there to observe these events and the Bible does not provide much detail on the individual lives of the disciples. This series provides each with personalities that are based on the information that we do have from the Bible and other historic information. We get to see the flaws, the quirks, the anxieties, the frustrations, the tempers, the obsessive compulsive behavior, the demons, etc. that

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the disciples and Jesus’ other traveling companions may have dealt with in their lives…before, during and after their time with Jesus. This article isn’t really supposed to be a review or advertisement for the series. I wanted to use it as the basis for Christ’s acceptance of a bunch of partially or extremely dysfunctional individuals to spread the Gospel to the world. I wrote in a previous article that Christ selected a zealous persecutor of early Christians, Saul of Tarsus, and turned him into the most zealous apostle for the Gospel, the apostle Paul. I have faults, my wife T has faults, everyone of you reading this has faults. But Jesus will take us just as we are to help Him grow His kingdom. We are blessed to be accepted, warts and all. He is not judgmental at this time. His judgement is reserved for a future time. Despite my best efforts, I can be judgmental at times with both people and horses when I first meet them. As I have written before I am a Quarter Horse snob and make no apology for being so. I grew up with them and that is all T and I personally own at this time. I love the stocky build, endless color palette (Blue Roans rule!) and gentle disposition of the breed. That being said, we have had some horses that I would not have given a second look come through our barn. Some were downright ugly, some were super flighty and others just had a mean streak. One in particular has a rotten streak a mile wide. He is a very smart horse and knows all the right buttons to push to make me want to strangle him at times! He knows if he starts banging on the gate because we aren’t fast enough to let him in to eat, that he better keep moving so I can’t get ahold of him. But under saddle with his owner, a young lady, he has become quite the gentleman. He doesn’t try to buck her off anymore! It has taken a few years to get him to that point, but we, and she, didn’t give up on him. Just like Jesus doesn’t give up on us. I am sure I have pushed Jesus’ buttons over the years. Fortunately, he hasn’t throttled me either. There is an off the track Thoroughbred in our barn that


Tanya and Rob Corzatt suffered from some leg and laminitis issues when he was purchased by another young lady. He has been with us for close to three years now. He doesn’t adapt to change all that well. It doesn’t help that just about every time a new horse comes to the barn, they end up in the stall right beside him before a little bit until we see how they will work with the other turnouts. His diet requires several supplements and he gets them twice a day. Five of the eight trash cans we currently use to store feed belong to him! It is truly a labor of love for his owners to not only purchase, but pre-measure and bag his supplements to make feeding time a little less time consuming for us. It is also pretty amazing to see how far along he has come. Again, his owners and my wife did not give up on him and he has become a very good horse for his owner. None of the horses we personally own are going to win any halter classes. A couple are a little cow-hocked and one has a good sized knot on her rear leg that she has had since we bought her several years ago. As I write this, she is recovering from a wound that has kept her in her stall for a week now. She is an integral part of our lesson herd. We use her for horsemanship lessons for many of the younger kids and also use her to work cows with the kids interested in learning ranch roping skills. I am glad we did not pass on her years ago because of that blemish, we would have missed out on a very special horse. By the time you read this, she should be healed up and off the bench. We have been blessed with a herd of horses that have the disposition and the patience to ‘deal’ with a lot of green students just learning S April 2022

Ohio Valley Team Penning Association

Join OVTPA at One of Their Six Shows in 2022 PRESIDENT, John May VICE PRESIDENT, Beth Moss SECRETARY, Sue Mangus TREASURER, Debra Lyons EMAIL, Find Us on Facebook

by Jennifer Radcliff Have you ever sat on the back of your horse thinking, “I wonder if my horse likes cows?” Maybe you recall the person that sold you the horse saying, “She is great on a cow! or He loves cows.” Maybe your horse shares a round bale with a few cows. Well, if you want to find out and test your ‘cow skills’ come join us at one of our six summer shows.

Ohio Valley Team Penning Association was established in 1990 and has classes specifically for ‘beginners’ up to a class featuring our ‘elite’ riders. If you can trot and count to 10 at the same time you should be able to do this. We feature six classes: The Elite Class for upper-level riders, the Open Class open to all levels, the #4 Class which is our beginner class, the #8 Class the Youth Class and finally the Western Heritage Class. How does it work? You and a partner have 60 seconds to sort 10 cows in order. The team with the most cows and the fastest time wins prizes or added monies. Seem easy? Well, if the wrong cow gets passed you, your ride is over. Each class has a five ride limit. Our first show is April 23 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Treharne Training Center in

Chosen (continued) how to ride. That make it easy to overlook a blemish or two! We all have blemishes, but Jesus is willing to look past them and take us as we are. We are the current Chosen. We are the modern day misfits that Christ has entrusted to spread the gospel to a disbelieving world. Our audience could be just one person or a thousand. Our barn is our local ‘church’. Some kids have admitted our barn is really the only place they ever learn about Jesus. We just have to keep doing what we are doing to spread the Gospel in our little piece of the world. We need to be a positive shining light to our friends, our neighbors, our families during these uncertain times. We are still dealing with COVID-19, stock market uncertainty, escalating fuel prices, war overseas….all events that are beyond our control. We need to take faith that God is in control and reassure others that there is a promise that extends hope in these uncertain times. The promise of an eternal life

with our Lord and Savior after we make the choice to accept Him. T and I have chosen to be among the Chosen. What might be stopping you? In the remote chance that someone in the cast or crew of The Chosen should read this, can you let us know when Season 3 is going to be available? We want to make sure we have the DVR ready to record them all! God Bless you all!

Negley, Ohio, off Fredericktown/ Clarkson Road. (Eastern Edge of Ohio in Columbiana County.) Other show dates include May 21, June 11, July 16, Aug. 20, and Sept. 17. Points are awarded and accumulated. We end the year with a banquet to award the top five in each division. Check us out on Facebook

and look for our show flyer. Consider being a sponsor. Come as a guest and watch. If you have any questions, please email us at the email provided. It’s spring, dust your horse off and come to our first show in April. Western tack and a western collared shirt is required. Ride safe!

The Corzatt family owns and operates the Cowboy Perseverance Ranch (CPR) in Marengo, Ohio. CPR is a faith based operation and our mission is to build a strong foundation and relationship with our training horses and students. We are blessed to be able to provide western horsemanship lessons infused with biblical scripture to students of all ages. One student has described her time here as “CPR for the soul!” Visit our website at www.cpranch. or follow us on Facebook.

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Ohio Gaited Horse Trailriders

Falling Water, Arizona and Deep Creek, North Carolina by Richard Anderson (The following is a reprint of a previously published article.)

The two-day trip from Columbus to Flat Rock, Ariz., covering over 750 miles (one way) to ride at the Falling Waters Ranch went off without a hitch. We stayed in Missouri half way down at an overnight horse camp we got from to break up the trip, but our riding buddy, Tim Scarbrough, made it all the way without a stop. Our travels took us through St. Louis, then to Rolla, Springfield, Jasper, Branson and on to our final destination at Ben Hur, all of which are located deep within the National Forest of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Ark. History abounds in the Ozarks mountains, with its Indian culture, and the intrusion of white settlers and the civil war, as well as parts of the famous ‘Route 66’, along with ghost towns, family feuds, buried Spanish treasure all of which has shaped its culture and landscape into what it is today. The Falling Waters Horse Camp is located on the site of the owner’s grandfather’s mansion, which is no longer there, along the banks of Falling Water Creek. The camp has just about everything

a great horse camp should have, with covered stalls that are in excellent shape, a bath house, 30 amp electric and water at each site, and a dump station. The trails are excellent, and include the Box Canyon trail, Pedestal Rock trail, Garrison trail, Sisson Trail, the Boat Trail, Chinquapin Trail, Whiskey Hollow and many more that would take far more than a week to see them all. The camp does have Wi-Fi, so you can stay in touch with friends back home, but far enough away to leave your problems behind. The camp is run on the honor system, where you simply calculate what you owe for your stay and then deposit your payment into a small metal box...a most unusual feature for any camp! This level of trust is a breath of fresh air these days. As someone said, the only downside to the camp is the time it takes to get there. We camped next to some riders who came from as far away as Wisconsin and Minnesota, some 16 hours of travel, but who thought it was well worth the drive and plan to come back again. There is no doubt that this horse camp, as well as others in the area, offer some of the finest and spectacular riding opportunities in the Ozark

A picture is worth 1000 words. Mountains. Our planned visit to Caney Mountain Horse Camp was a disappointment and had to be cancelled, due to the inclement weather. We had tornados in the area during the week, and we even encountered trees that were down on the Sission Trail, where we had to bushwhack through a tangle of branches for some 100 yards before we were able to get back on the main trail. But the road to Caney Mountain was a single lane of 7 miles, which took 45 minutes to travel, and you had to make sure that no one was coming toward you, as there was almost no way to pass. You are welcome to join us by calling 614/436-9002, you

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Part 2:

The Language of Numbers Series by Christine Weisgarber


icking up where we left off last month, we are translating what the financial information from your business is telling you. Last month we covered how to use information on a profit and loss report to improve your operation, increase profit, and track expenses. There is information from the profit and loss report that gets applied to the balance sheet, like many things, they are connected. A balance sheet is a snapshot of the health of your business. It is called a balance sheet because the assets are equal to liabilities, and equity.

What is an Asset? The cash you have in the bank is an asset to your business. Many say, ‘Cash is King’, and in most cases it is. Cash has value, not just to you but to others therefore it is an asset. Another asset is the cash others owe you. We call these accounts receivable for a business. Someone has promised to give you their cash in exchange for caring for their horse, therefore you have value in what they owe you, or what you are expected to receive from someone. Now let’s apply that idea of value to other assets. For example, horses in a lesson program are a great asset. They generate money for your business and have value. The same could be said about hay equipment; it generates money in the form of hay and has value. Property, whether it is in the form of land, livestock, or your facilities are assets. A tack shop’s inventory is also an asset. Here’s the next thought I want you to have, “what if I have loans associated with my property or equipment, etc., are they still assets?” The short answer is yes but read on to learn how that plays into the equation of the balance sheet.

What are Liabilities? If you have assets, you most likely have liabilities (if not, kudos, you have equity… more on that later). A liability is what you owe to others, such as the bank. It can also be what you owe employees, a trainer for their services, a veterinarian for emergency care, or many other ‘accounts payable’. Take note, the difference in vocabulary. Accounts receivable is what someone has agreed to pay you, as mentioned above. In comparison, accounts payable is what you have agreed to pay someone else. So, what if you have liabilities associated with the assets of the business? The assets still have value even if you owe someone (like the bank) to have them. The ‘equation’ associated with a balance sheet is important and here’s why, assets will equal the liabilities and equity of a business.

What is Equity? When you own something that has been purchased by the business with its’ earnings it provides equity to the business. Those earnings are called retained earnings and the number actually comes from the profit and loss report we discussed last month in the form of cash. (I am now laughing at myself because I just think it is so cool how all this works together. Maybe you do too if you are still reading.) Retained earnings are what you have ‘retained’ after the costs of doing business have been subtracted from your income. Equity and assets equal after you have subtracted what you owe to others. As you operate your business, and you pay on loans you are decreasing your liability and increasing your equity. Let’s put it in an example. You have purchased a new tractor to use on the farm. To do so, you took out a loan from the bank. The tractor is an asset because it has value to you (and others if sold) and the loan is a liability. At this point, the two amounts are equal. You are going to pay the loan (liability) off with the earnings from using the tractor (equity) until the loan no longer exist. By doing this you exchange money made from doing business (retained earnings) into equity by owning the asset, in this case, the tractor, outright. The beauty of what we have just discussed is part of building a healthy business. Keeping an eye on the parts of a balance sheet keeps your business balanced, pun intended. Banks and lenders will do the same thing to determine metrics like debt to asset ratio and the liquidity of your business. At this point it can get complicated because interest and depreciation play a part as well as how the cash from doing business flows to each account. That is something for next month but in the meantime, if you want to have a more in-depth conversation about this, please give me a call or send me an email. 330-474-9984/ 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



April 2022

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”. APRIL 2022 APRIL 1-3 — Blue Ribbon Springtime Classic Horse Show, Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Steve Moody, 937-760-7935, blueribbonhs@ APRIL 2 — Mahoning Saddle Horse Symposium, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Canfield Fairgrounds, 7256 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. FMI: Christine, 330-7175960, APRIL 2 — Ruggles Arena IBRA, NPBA Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet, 419-210-7204 APRIL 2 — INHSRA Junior High Rodeo, High Call Arena, 13261 W. Polk Rd., Lexington, IN. FMI: APRIL 2 — Twistn B Ranch IBRA/NPBA Show, 3435 S. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Scottsburg, IN. FMI: Penny, 812-406-8512 APRIL 2-3 — YEDA Show, Grange Park, Centre Hall, PA. FMI: APRIL 2-3 — Kentucky Paint Horse Club 4-Judge Spring Paint-O-Rama Show, Lakeside Arena, Frankfork, KY. FMI: www. APRIL 3 — Classical Attraction Dressage Tack Sale, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. APRIL 3 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Pleasure Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// APRIL 3 — WPYRA Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rocking K Ranch, 680 Pittsburgh Rd., Bentleyville, PA. FMI: Danielle, 724554-4791 APRIL 3 — Monroe County New and Used Tack N’ More Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Merchants Expo Center, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. FMI: Christin Gordon, 734430-5377, APRIL 7-10 — Equine Affaire, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: 740-8450085,, www. APRIL 8-10 — Indiana Spring Class Show, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Sandy, 248207-4956,, www. APRIL 9 — Ohio 4-H Horse Program Horse Bowl, Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Dr., Columbus, OH. FMI: Dr. Kimberly Cole, 614-292-2625,,

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APRIL 9 — 1-Day Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, www. APRIL 9 — Tri-Co Trails Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Cindy Krumm, 330-7052897,, www. APRIL 9 — Mt. Hope Horse Sale, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, APRIL 9 — Rising Star Ranch Open Show Series, Rising Star Ranch, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502-4945314,, APRIL 9 — 4th Annual Stampede Saturday, Green Mountain Horse & Tack, 1327 Sharon Copley Rd., Wadsworth, OH. FMI: 330-7159663, APRIL 9 — Norma Agnew Memorial MSU Hairy Horse Show, 8:30 a.m., MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: APRIL 9 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA. FMI:, www. APRIL 9-10 — EOQHA Spring It On Show 1, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: APRIL 9-10 — YEDA Show, Midway University Equestrian Center, Midway, KY. FMI: APRIL 9-10 — American Shetland Pony Club & IN Small Equine Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsadle@,

APRIL 16 — Chilled Classic Winter Series 2022, Sundance Arena, 310 Fredonia Rd., Fredonia, PA. FMI: Alicia SurrenaZygarowski, 724-679-0186 APRIL 16 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 APRIL 16-17 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@, Find us on Facebook APRIL 16-17 — Indiana Paint Horse Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: APRIL 16-17 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: www. APRIL 20 — HCSC Hump Day Barrels, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@, APRIL 21 — CRHA Bingo Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Beer Garden Sports Bar & Grille, 2399 Oneida Valley Rd., Petrolia, PA. FMI: Toni, 724-290-4023 APRIL 21-23 — Dogwood Classic Horse Show, Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, KY. FMI: Peter Fenton, 859321-9281,

APRIL 22 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. APRIL 22 — 51st Spring Auction of Coaches, Carriages, Sleighs, Appointments & Antiques, Lebanon Fairgrounds, 80 Rocherty Rd., Lebanon, PA. FMI: 717-3546671, APRIL 22-24 — Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show, Henderson Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. FMI: Amy Roberts, 740-819-8446, amyshd@yahoo. com, APRIL 22-24 — Rising Star Ranch Rider Confidence Clinic Session 1, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502494-5314, APRIL 22-24 — Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association Classic Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, MI. FMI:, APRIL 23 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Clinic, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-206-7214,, www. APRIL 23 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. S

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APRIL 13-17 — Indiana Quarter Horse Youth Association Show, C Bar C Arena, 253 W. Stardust Rd., Cloverdale, IN. FMI: Kathy Avolt, 765-714-4324, www. APRIL 15-17 — Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Spring Show, World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336, APRIL 16 — Shoeing for the English Discipline Clinic, Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, 259 S. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, OH. FMI: Lori McDade, 330-447-7534, APRIL 16 — Carroll County OHC Easter Egg Hunt, Jefferson Lake State Park, Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. APRIL 16 — Gymkhana Series, Kowboy Corral, 7363 New Madison Coletown Rd., Greenville, OH. FMI: 765-524-1880 (Call/ Text) APRIL 16 — Treharne’s Training Center Rodeo, 49053 Fredericktown Clarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: 330-692-1271,, www. APRIL 16 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 6 p.m., 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura Adkins, 304360-0013

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Corral Calendar APRIL 23 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Treharne Training Center, 49053 FredericktownClarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, ohiovalleyteampenning APRIL 23 — Blue Lakes Farm Winter Series Contest Show, 14037 Auburn Rd., Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, https:// APRIL 23 — Spring Performance & Select Horse Sale, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: Jayson Jackson, 940-300-1204, https:// APRIL 23 — 14th Annual Tack, Livestock Swap & Pet Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Stark County Fairgrounds, Canton, OH. FMI:, www. APRIL 23 — Crazy Woman Ranch IBRA Barrels, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850, APRIL 23 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. APRIL 23 — Tack Swap, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds AAA Building, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Kirk Undershultz, 740440-1000 APRIL 23 — Eastern Kentucky Horse Expo/ Horse & Hound Show/Cowboy Obstacle/ Rail & Speed Show, Boyd County Extension Educational Center, 1740 Addington Rd., Ashland, KY. FMI: boydcountysaddleclub

APRIL 23 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association Show, WKU L.D. Brown Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Greg, 270-646-8495 APRIL 23 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Rd., Waynesburg, PA. FMI:, www. APRIL 23 — Chupp’s 29th Annual Pony Auction, Michiana Event Center, Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Lyle Chupp, 260499-0216 APRIL 23 — 5th Annual North American Hackney Sale, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Calvin Hochstetler, 574-642-3155 APRIL 23 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304-288-0123 APRIL 23-24 — YEDA Show, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: APRIL 23-24 — Diana Olds Mounted Archery Clinic, Copper Mare Ranch, 6090 N. State Route 53, Tiffin, OH. FMI: 419-9343654, APRIL 23-24 — EOQHA Spring It On Show 2, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI: APRIL 23-24 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. APRIL 23-24 — Spring Plowing Days, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Malabar Farm State Park, 4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas, OH. FMI: 419-8922784,

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APRIL 23-24 — Ottawa County Horse Foundation Spring Fuzzy Show (Speed 23rd, Performance 24th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, APRIL 23-24 — Indiana Horse Council Foundation presents A Good Foundation Clinic & Horse Show, Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburgh, IN. FMI: Tara, 317-696-4619, APRIL 23-24 — IN/KY High School Rodeo, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Casey, 702-265-9377, APRIL 23-24 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail Fundraiser Competition, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Lori, 269-720-9852 APRIL 23-24 — Introduction to Ranch Horse Clinic (23rd) & Advanced Ranch Horse Clinic (24th), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Berrien County Fairgrounds, 9122 Old US 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-890-1190, APRIL 23-24 — Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Fuzzy Show-Trail, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. FMI:, www. APRIL 24 — New Cowboy Mounted Shooter Clinic, Ruggles Arena, Cardington, OH. FMI: Northern Ohio Outlaws,, APRIL 24 — Preble County 4-H Horse Advisors Tack Sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Preble County Fairgrounds, Eaton, OH. FMI: Carolyn Geise, 937-533-0889 APRIL 25 — Hawley Bennett Clinic, Carriage Station Farm, 4470 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY. FMI: MidSouth Eventing & Dressage Association, APRIL 27-30 — 76th River Ridge Charity Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH. FMI: Barbara Dunham, 740-352-8562,, APRIL 28-MAY 1 — Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event & Kentucky CS13* Invitational Grand Prix, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859-233-2362, www. APRIL 28-MAY 1 — 5th Annual Big Money IBRA Super Show, The MEC, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Kaycee Everett, 317-627-5246 APRIL 29-MAY 1 — Pinto Horse Assoc. of Ohio Spring Fling Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Ashland, OH. FMI: www. APRIL 29-MAY 1 — Chasin’ Cold Cans Winter Series Part 2, WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. FMI: Baily VanTilburg, 567-644-5761 APRIL 30 — Fix A Test Clinic with Danielle Menteer, Masterfare Equestrian Center, 10381 Green Chapel Rd. NW, Johnstown, OH. FMI: APRIL 30 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Expo & Tack Sale, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. APRIL 30 — Muddy Boots 4-H Club Tack Swap, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lake County Fairgrounds, Painesville, OH. FMI: 440-8402748 APRIL 30 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 APRIL 30 — Western Dressage Clinic with Annie Trice, Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: Afton Colder, 724-496-2114


APRIL 30 — 17th Annual Spring Blast Horse Show, Shelbyville Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, KY. FMI: Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association, 502-321-8986, www. APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740206-7214, midohiomarauders@gmail. com, APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Northern Ohio Outlaw Cowboy Mounted Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover Street, Wooster, OH. FMI: northernohiooutlawsinfo@, APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Musical Freestyle Clinic with Collier Wimmer, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Buckeye Equestrian Events Premier Open Horse Show, 8:30 a.m., Champions Center, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. FMI: Duane Stutzman, 740-610-4129, horsejudge125@gmail. com, APRIL 30-MAY 1 — YEDA Show, Hendersons Arena, Jackson, OH. FMI: www.showyeda. com APRIL 30-MAY 1 — American Shetland Pony Club & IN Small Equine Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Twistn B Ranch IBRA/ NPBA Show, 3435 S. Pleasant Ridge Rd., Scottsburg, IN. FMI: Penny, 812-406-8512 APRIL 30-MAY 1 — Buckskin Horse Association of Michigan Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, MI. FMI: MAY 2022 MAY 1 — Straight A’s Speed Show, 11 a.m., 9036 Leopard Rd. NW, Malvern, OH. FMI: 330-868-3772, MAY 1 — 20th Annual Medina Kids Care for the Medina County Home Residents Benefit Horse Show, Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, OH. FMI: 330-7222342,, MAY 1 — Southeastern Ohio Horse Show Open Horse Show, Hartford County Fairgrounds, 14028 Fairgrounds Rd., Croton, OH. FMI: Leighton Wetzel, 740868-9847 MAY 1 — 6th Annual Coggins Clinic, Turtle Lake Campground, 854 Miller Road, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353 MAY 5-7 — Knott County Trail Ride/Horse Show/Auction, 300 Elk Drive, Leburn, KY. FMI: 606-785-5592 MAY 6-7 — Fieldstone Farm Annual Tack Sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (6th) 9-noon (7th), 16497 Snyder Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH. FMI: 440-708-0013, MAY 6-7 — Superior Friesian Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. fMI: 330-674-6188, MAY 6-7 — Waynesburg Barrel Show Series, 107 Fairgrounds Rd., Waynesburg, PA. FMI:, www. MAY 6-7 — 6th Annual Punchy Pearl Barrel Race, Hughstons Cow Camp Arena, McBain, MI. FMI: Lori Ebels, 231-878-3445 MAY 6-8 — Great 8 Zone-O-Rama, C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, IN. FMI: zone8apha@,


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Corral Calendar MAY 6-8 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail Play Day/Kelly Chapman Clinic/PMT Challenge, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 MAY 6-8 — Ranch Horse Association of Michigan Show, Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy. 31, Berrien Springs, MI. FMI: Sam Holwerda, 616-8901190, MAY 7 — Wayne County Saddle Club Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Angie Didinger, 330-201-1022, www. MAY 7 — SOQPA Open Fuzzy Horse Show, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: Jenny Walters, 740-4748000,, www. MAY 7 — Ruggles Arena IBRA, NPBA Speed Show, 2651 Township Road 155, Cardington, OH. FMI: Janet Ruggles, 419210-7204 MAY 7 — 4D Barrel & Pole Jackpot, Riverland Arena, 9675 Riverland Ave. SW, Navarre, OH. FMI: 904-477-6019, www. MAY 7-8 — Classical Attraction Dressage Western Dressage Clinic with Joanne Williams, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 7-8 — Carroll County OHC Trail Work Party (w/free camping), Jefferson Lake State Park (day ride area), Richmond, OH. FMI: Kristin, 330-323-1705, www. MAY 7-8 — The Beverly Upell Memorial Horse Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH 108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: MAY 7-8 — Indiana Ponies of America Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapoa@, MAY 7-8 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Extreme Trail, 9 a.m., 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Lori Freund, 269-720-9852 MAY 7-8 — Top Hand Clinic, Heaven’s Drovers Cowboy Church, 1079 Jackstown Rd., Paris, KY. FMI: Kenton Holbrook, 859473-4452, heavensdroverscc MAY 7-8 — Daybrook Saddle Club Saturday & Sunday Show, 1650 Days Run Rd., Fairview, WV. FMI: Michael Booth, 304288-0123 MAY 8 — Steubenville Saddle Club Show, 8675 State Route 152, Richmond, OH. FMI: Visit on FB @ Steubenville Saddle Club MAY 8 — Valley City Saddle Club 2022 Summer Series, Medina County Fairgrounds (Route 42 entrance), 720 W. Smith Road, Medina, OH. FMI: Kristina Phillips, 440-334-6434, www. MAY 8 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, MAY 12-15 — All American Youth Horse Show, Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. FMI: youthhorseshow@, MAY 13 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www.

April 2022

MAY 13-14 — Horseman’s Mission Select Sale, Rocking T Ranch, 474 St. Rt. 58, Sullivan, OH. FMI: Ray Raber, 330-2752877, MAY 13-14 — Morgan & Morgan Cross Sale, The Michiana Event Center, 455 E. Farver St., Shipshewana, IN. FMI: Ernie Yoder, 260-499-0092 MAY 13-15 — Mounted Archery Clinic (13th) & Competition (14-15th)/Ranch Riding Clinic (14th)/Mountain Trail Clinic (15th), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330323-3559, MAY 13-15 — Classical Attraction Dressage Working Equitation Clinic with Tarrin Warren, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI: CADSrider@, MAY 13-15 — The Appreciation Show sponsored by Leonard Truck & Trailer, Garwood Arena, 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: 330-717-4329, MAY 13-15 — Hoosier Palomino Association Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Terry, 812-343-4354, tdcoffman9284@ MAY 13-15 — Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. FMI: Carol, 517-655-4712, MAY 13-15 — Rebellion Series Speed Show, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, turtlelakecampground@ MAY 13-15 — West Virginia Barrel & Pole Futurity, Winfield Riding Club Arena, 5449 State Route 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: 304-8822195, MAY 14 — Madison County OHC Gymkhana Series, Madison County Fairgrounds Coughlin Arena, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI: https://www.facebook. com/MadisonCountyOHCGymkhanav MAY 14 — Ashtabula County OHC Gaming Buckle Series & Cornhole Tournament, Pierpoint Fire Hall, 6006 Marcy Road, Pierpoint, OH. FMI: Christy Burdick, 440856-9460, MAY 14 — Cow Horse Jackpot Show, Vickers Horse Park, Canfield, OH. FMI: MAY 14 — Lil’ Hooves, Big Hearts Miniature Equine Charity Fun Show, Knox County Horse Park, 7500 Thayer Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: Cathy Foster, 740-9728525,, www. MAY 14 — Mt. Hope Horse Sale, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: 330-674-6188, MAY 14 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 MAY 14 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Opening Day, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-450-7380, www. eriehuntand MAY 14 — Spring Fun Show, Gray Hawk Park, Gray Hawk, KY. FMI: Ralonda Nicholson, 606-493-5604 MAY 14-15 — OPHC Buckeye Extravaganza, Fulton County Fairgrounds, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Tim Snapp, 937-308-1611, tsnapp@, MAY 14-15 — 2-Day Ranch Clinic (no cattle), Terry Myers Training Center, 4170 Stover Road, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740666-1162,

MAY 14-15 — Lower Michigan Horse Association Show, Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. FMI: lowermichiganhorseassociation@, Find us on Facebook MAY 14-15 — Buchanan Westerners Riding Club Fuzzy Show-Jumping, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. FMI:, www. MAY 14-15 — INHSRA High School Rodeo, Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S, Lebanon, IN. FMI: MAY 14-15 — Barrel Racing & Roping Clinics with Sherrylynn & Mike Johnson, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Damn Road, Ford City, PA. FMI: 724-859-5572,, MAY 15 — Southern Ohio Heart of Horsemanship Fun Show Series, Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI:, www.facebook. com/southernohioheartofhorsemanship MAY 16 — Massillon Saddle Club Pleasure Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), MAY 19-22 — Buckeye Sweepstakes, World Equestrian Center, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Cindy Clinton, 937962-4336, MAY 20-22 — Mid-Ohio Marauders Club Shoot, Madision County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH. FMI: 740-2067214,,

MAY 20-22 — Tri-County Trail Association Spring Ride Weekend, 2662 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, OH. FMI: Ellen Van Pelt, 330-323-2834, MAY 20-22 — Pinto Horse Assoc. of Ohio Summer Warm Up Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 18, Wauseon, OH. FMI: MAY 20-22 — Rising Star Ranch Rider Confidence Clinic Session 2, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502494-5314, MAY 20-22 — PA 4-H Animal Science Camp, University Park, PA. FMI: 814-863-3824, MAY 20-22 — Come Again Horse Camp Organized Trail Ride, 6192 S. Wyandott Cave Rd., Leavenworth, IN. FMI: 812-7388981, MAY 21 — Buckeye Mini Horse & Donkey Auction, 8:30 a.m., Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, OH. FMI: Daniel Schrock, 330-763-0905, MAY 21 — Classical Attraction Dressage Schooling Show, Brecksville Stables, 11921 Parkview Dr., Brecksville, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 21 — Ohio Valley Team Penning Association Sorting Series, Treharne Training Center, 49053 FredericktownClarkson Rd., Negley, OH. FMI: John May, 814-397-3265, ohiovalleyteampenning MAY 21 — Belmont County Saddle Club All Breed Open Show, 10 a.m., 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. FMI: Kelsey, 740-2968958




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


Livestock Sale Every Monday

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

102 Buckeye Street Sugarcreek, Ohio

FRIDAY: Tack & Misc., 10 a.m. SATURDAY: New Tack, 10:30 a.m. SATURDAY: Horses, Noon Catalog Advertising Deadline: April 8

NATIONWIDE! Buyers from Day of sale arrivals Coast to Coast! are welcome!

(731) 514-9260 for Consignment (330) 831-1720 General Questions 7% Commission. $40 Coggins Vet Onsite. $50 Catalog fee/Hd *$100 No Show Fee (waived with vet confirmation). No substitutions. $35 No Sale. Cash or Credit 4% Buyers Premium waived for Cash.


May 13 • 10:30 a.m. Consignments due May 6th.

(330) 831-1720 •



Corral Calendar MAY 21 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Road, Wooster, OH. FMI: Jamie Horsky, 419-496-6549, www. MAY 21 — Under The Oaks Open Show, Crawford County Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH. FMI: Trisha, 419-563-5170, Find us on Facebook MAY 21 — Harry Hughes Speed Series 2022, Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center, 5563 Waterville-Swanton Rd., Swanton, OH. FMI: Brandy Dotson, 419764-6359, MAY 21 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. MAY 21 — Tri-County Show Series Show #1, 9 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: buckrunrd@ MAY 21 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013 MAY 21 — Southern Kentucky Team Penning Association Show, WKU L.D. Brown Expo Center, 406 Elrod Rd., Bowling Green, KY. FMI: Greg, 270-646-8495 MAY 21-22 — Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros Open Range I & II Shoot, 9 a.m., Ashtabula County Fairgrounds, 107 Poplar St., Jefferson, OH. FMI: Karen Davis, 330719-3290 MAY 21-22 — Ranch Riding (21st) & Mountain Trail Competition (22nd), Creek Side Horse Park, 7369 Mottice Dr. SE, Waynesburg, OH. FMI: 330-323-3559,

MAY 21-22 — Quad-A-Rama, University of Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: Todd Michael, 419-3062259,, www.glaphc. com MAY 21-22 — Ohio State Buckskin Association Buckskin Memorial Classic, Preble County Fairgrounds Covered Arena, 722 S. Franklin St., Eaton, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398,, MAY 21-22 — Sue Adams Memorial Horse Show, Clermont County Fairgrounds, Owensville, OH. FMI: 513-383-0191 (text), MAY 21-22 — Palomino Exhibitors of Indiana Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: Nancy, 260-672-2841, MAY 21-22 — Spring Into Summer Ranch Show series, TSQHA Show Complex, 3772 Harlansburg Rd., New Castle, PA. FMI: MAY 21-22 — East Coast Outlaws CMSA Event, Keystone Horse Center, Bloomsburg, PA. FMI: MAY 21-22 — West Virginia Quarter Horse Association Show, Winfield Riding Club, 5449 St. Rt. 34, Winfield, WV. FMI: www. MAY 22 — Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show Circuit, Vern D. Campbell Horse Arena, 13225 Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. FMI: Judy, 734-260-2916, MAY 22 — Hoosier Quarter Pony Association Open Horse Show, 10 a.m., Davis Ranch, Hardinsburg, IN. FMI: Victoria Hill, 812-878-0216

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

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

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

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

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

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

(330) 763-0905 • 60

MAY 25-29 — Brave Horse I, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, MAY 26-29 — Buckeye Reining Spectacular, Champions Center, Springfield, OH. FMI:, www. MAY 27 — Wayne County Saddle Club Contest Fun Show & Buckle Series, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-844-4041, www. MAY 27 — Mid Ohio Memorial Cataloged Trotting Sale, Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 SR 241, Millersburg, OH. FMI: Thurman Mullet, 330-674-6188, thurman@mthopeauction. com, MAY 27 — Pretzel Arena 2022 Friday Night Barrel Show, 3783 Moyers Road, Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@, MAY 27-28 — Great Lakes Breakout POR, Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason, MI. FMI:, www. MAY 27-29 — NOQHA Spring Extravaganza, Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: MAY 27-29 — Michigan All Morgan Horse Show, MSU Pavilion, Lansing, MI. FMI:, MAY 27-29 — TLC Equine Speed Show Spring Fling, Turtle Lake Campground, Beulah, MI. FMI: 231-275-7353, MAY 27-29 — Bluegrass Miniature Horse Club ASPC/AMHR/ASPR 2022 National Area III Show, Central KY Ag Expo, Liberty, KY. FMI: Lisa Leonard, 270-929-6292, MAY 28 — Mid-Eastern Farriers Association Annual Rich Peterson Hammer-In, Pegasus Farm Equestrian Center, 7490 Edison St. NE, Hartville, OH. FMI: https://www. MAY 28 — Preble County OHC 2022 Speed & Fun Show Series, 10 a.m., Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp, 4 Mile Valley Rd., Morning Sun, OH. FMI: Becky, 937-4174359, MAY 28 — Buckin’ Ohio, 8154 Garman Road, Burbank, OH. FMI: 330-624-7205, MAY 28 — Crazy Woman Ranch IBRA Barrels, 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Joyce, 614-595-1850, MAY 28 — Black Swamp Open Horse Show, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Brian, 419-406-0094 MAY 28 — Reality Dreams Open Horse Show, 9 a.m., Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH. FMI: Karen, 740-385-3431. MAY 28 — Kal-Val Saddle Club Pleasure & Speed Show, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. FMI: Melissa Shrader, 269-808-7573 MAY 28 — Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Western Clinic, 6840 Old State Rd., Edinboro, PA. FMI: Heidi Zuck, 814-4507380, www.eriehuntand MAY 28-29 — Ashland Paint & Plain Horse Show, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. FMI: Chunk Watts, 330-317-0945, www. MAY 28-29 — Mid-Ohio Dressage Spring I & II USEF/USDF Level 1, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. FMI:


MAY 28-29 — Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit Show, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. FMI: Kaylee Clagett, 419-656-5669, diamondkfarm20@, groups/433577480036595 MAY 28-29 — Tri-State Speed & Performance Show (Speed 28th, Performance 29th), Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 2770 W. State Rt. 163, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne, 419-707-0398, MAY 28-29 — 4 Season Equine Association Open Horse Show Series, Northwestern Fairgrounds, Traverse City, MI. FMI: Tallie Cook, 231-944-6269, 4seasonequine@ MAY 28-29 — IN Ponies of America Show, Henry County Saddle Club, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: indianapoa@gmail. com, MAY 29 — Geauga Horse & Pony Association Open Horse Show, 8 a.m., Geauga County Fairgrounds East Show Ring, Burton, OH. FMI: MAY 29— Massillon Saddle Club Contest Show, 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH. FMI: Leanne, 330-844-4041 (text or call), MAY 29 — Gibsonburg Saddle Club Speed Show, 961 N. Main, Gibsonburg, OH. FMI: Jerry Heaps, 419-351-9716, www. MAY 29 — Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series, 9 a.m., Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive, Uhrichsville, OH. FMI: Find Keystone Saddle Club on Facebook JUNE 2022 JUNE 1-5 — Brave Horse II, 1029 South County Line Rd., Johnstown, OH. FMI: 614404-1150, JUNE 3-5 — Blue Ribbon Driving Show, Ionia County Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. FMI:, www. JUNE 3-5 — Wagon/Horseback Trail Ride, Pretzel Arena, 3783 Moyers Rd., Bruceton Mills, WV. FMI: 304-288-1992, jonileep@, JUNE 3-5 — Paul Humphrey Breaking The Mold 3-Day Clinic, Crooked Creek Horse Park, Ford City, PA. FMI: Kayla Kaminski, 724-496-2114, www. JUNE 3-7 — Henry County Saddle Club AQHA/IQHA Indy Circuit, 321 W 100N, New Castle, IN. FMI: 765-524-2400, hcsaddle@, JUNE 4 — Rising Star Ranch Open Show Series, Rising Star Ranch, 11337 Watkins Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH. FMI: 502-4945314,, JUNE 4 — Just For Fun Show sponsored by Defiance County OHC, Paulding County Fairgrounds, 501 Faiground Dr., Paulding, OH. FMI: Kate Limber, 419-956-8115 JUNE 4 — Tri-County Show Series Show #2, 9 a.m., Clinton County Fairgrounds, Wilmington, OH. FMI: buckrunrd@ JUNE 4 — Lawrence County Horseman’s Association Show, 475 Commerce Drive, Ironton, OH. FMI: Laura, 304-360-0013

For more Equine Events visit the Horsemen’s Corral website April 2022

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2nd Annual

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All proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry of Knox County

il’ Hooves, Big Hearts SHOWBILLS LMiniature Horse Charity Fun Show May 14, 2022 • 11 a.m. Knox County Horse Park 7500 Thayer Road, Mt. Vernon, OH * $3 per class * $5 ground fee per horse Food available • Ribbons to 6th place

If you are interested in advertising your 2022 showbill, email Michelle for more information


The focus of RSR shows is to provide meaningful feedback for learning and improving — as such, our shows typically have wide appeal for students of all disciplines and ages.

1 Start Your Season with a RIDER CONFIDENCE CLINIC

Clinician: Leslie Harmata owner/trainer at Rising Star Ranch LLC

April 2022

Halter mini gelding/stallion 34” and under* Halter mini gelding/stallion over 34-38”* Judge Halter mini mare 34” and under Kaelyn Co Halter mini mare over 34-38” oper Pee wee halter mini horse (7 and under) Halter mini mule/donkey gelding/john* Halter mini mule/donkey/mare/jenny Pee-wee halter mini mule/donkey (7 and under) Multi-color miniature horse* Multi-color/spotted mule/donkey* Adult showmanship mini horse Youth showmanship mini horse* Pee-wee showmanship/mini horse (7 and under) Adult showmanship mule/donkey Youth showmanship mule/donkey* Pee Showmanship mule/donkey (7 and under) Adult obstacle mini horse/mule/donkey Youth obstacle mini horse/mule/donkey* Barrels in hand mini/horse/mule/donkey* Ground driven trail Mini horse driving (single) Mini donkey/mule driving (single) Freestyle musical driving (your choice of music) Liberty class (your choice of music) Costume class (free)

Each exhibitor receives an entry for door prizes! Thank you for exhibiting! • Ribbons to 6th place! • Show clothes not required, no shorts, tank tops or open toed shoes • No dogs on grounds please • This is a haul in show • Spectators welcome! • Adults only exhibiting stallions • All drivers 18 and under must wear a helmet

• Youth drivers may have adult in adult • Miniature horses should measure 38” and under • Mini donkeys are 36” and under • Show committee, staff and volunteers are not responsible for any accidents and/or loss should any occur • Break/tack changes as need • Cash/checks accepted for classes

For more information Cathy Foster • (740) 972-8525 or

Session 1: April 22-24 Session 2: May 20-22 11337 Watkins Rd. SW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

W Pataskala, Ohio W (502) 494-5314



2022 Show Dates PINTO HORSE ASSOCIATION of OHIO NEW FOR 2022... 3-Day Format

APR 29-MAY 1

JUL 30-31

Exhibitor Give-A-Ways • Youth Activities

MAY 20-22

AUG 26-28

JULY 22-24

SEP 23-25

Spring Fling Ashland, OH


Youth Club, Royalty Program & Year-End Awards

East Central Jubilee New Castle, IN

Summer Warm-Up Wauseon, OH

Summer Sizzler Springfield, OH

Lots O’Spots Findlay, OH

Find us on Facebook or on our website:

Fall Wind Up Columbiana, OH





MARCH 19-20 Buckeye Equestrian Events Springfield, OH


Tops Off, Hats On Eaton, OH


MAY 14-15

Buckeye Equestrian Events Springfield, OH


Brown Co. Horsemen’s Georgetown, OH

AUGUST 13-14

OVER $7000 IN AWARDS in 2021! Champions Center Open Show Springfield, OH


JULY 23-24



Fun Open Show New Castle, IN

SEPTEMBER 10-11 Champions Center Open Show Springfield, OH

For showbills, membership forms or more information visit



MAY 21-22

Wayne County 4-H Horse & Pony Show Richmond, IN


Brown Co. Horsemen’s Georgetown, OH

SEPTEMBER 22-25 Tough Enough To Wear Pink Springfield, OH

FIND US ON FACEBOOK! Miami Valley Horse Show Association April 2022

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Wayne County Saddle Club

Shows held at the “Hollow” • 4200 Overton Road • Wooster, OH 44691 Route 30 to Fry Rd., turn north to stop, go right then quick left on 302. Go approx. 1.5 miles turn right on Overton Road then 2.6 miles on the left just after McAfee Rd.

2022 Open Contest Shows May 21 • June 25 • July 23 August 27 • September 24

## Rollover Option! ## Can roll over to other classes. Must declare at time of entry!

*1. *2. *3. *4.

Walk Trot Walk Trot Walk Trot Walk Trot

Stakes Poles Barrels Ball Race

Speed classes will not start before Noon

*5. Small Fry Ball Race *6. Youth Ball Race *7. Open Ball Race Walk Trot/Lead Line Walk Trot Youth Walk Trot Adult Small Fry Youth Open 30 & Over Exhibition

Entry $3.00 $3.00 $5.00 $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $5.00 $3.00

Shows start at 10 a.m. *8. *9. *10. *11. *12. *13. 14. *15.

Open Stakes ## Small Fry Stakes Youth Stakes ## 30 & Over Stakes ## Open Flags Open Down and Back Exhibition Poles Open Poles ##

Payback Ribbons for 1st-5th (18 & under as of Jan. 1) Ribbons for 1st-5th (18 & under as of Jan.1) $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (19 & over as of Jan. 1) $1.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (13 & under as of Jan. 1) $2.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% (18 & under as of Jan. 1) $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% $3.00, 40%-30%-20%-10% 2-minute time limit

For More Information TEXT VP Contest Jamie Horsky (419) 496-6549

Wayne County Saddle Club

Youth Director Open Horse Show Classes will be announced later!

Saturday, August 20, 2022 10 a.m. For More Information Angelena Van Zile (330) 201-1022

Year-End Awards! *Represents point classes for year-end awards

*16. *17. *18. 19. *20. *21. *22. *23.

Small Fry Poles Youth Poles ## 30 & Over Poles ## Exhibition Barrels Open Barrels ## Small Fry Barrels Youth Barrels ## 30 & Over Barrels ##

YEAR-END AWARDS: Must be a member. Must show more than half of the shows in that class and work 4 hours by working at a Contest show, Pleasure show, Fun show or other approved club activity. Grounds Fee: $4 per horse for non-members. Member applications are available at the entry booth. Scratches will result in loss of entry fees unless validated by a veterinarian. Walk-Trot horse rider combination may not enter canter classes. Small Fry may not cross enter any other class. However, they may enter Open Flags and Open Down and Back. Adult (19 & over), Youth Walk Trot (18 & under) and Lead Line will be run in the same class and will be placed separate. Points accumulate per horse/rider combination only.

Annual Roundup October 8-9, 2022 Held at the Wayne County Saddle Club aka “The Hollow” • Showbills available at the events. • Overnight camping is OK. No electric hook-ups! For More Information: Stan Bosler (330) 607-5106

FREE Fun Shows Both Days with Country Gospel Singers Saturday Evening! ***** Worship Service on Sunday morning!

Neither Wayne County Saddle Club nor any of its representatives will assume responsibility for any loss due to accident, injury, or theft suffered. WCSC reserves the right to combine, split or cancel any class. Please: No alcohol beverages on the grounds. All dogs must be tied or on a leash and in the hands of a responsible person. Boots/Pants/Tshirts or sleeved shirts required while in arena. Not cut-offs or tank tops. Excessive animal abuse will not be tolerated and will be grounds for removal and/or loss of membership and points. Subject to decision of 2 or more board members present at the show. ***All rules are available at the entry booth*** Not responsible for showbill typing errors.



April 2022

Wayne County Saddle Club

Shows held at the “Hollow” • 4200 Overton Road • Wooster, OH 44691 Route 30 to Fry Rd., turn north to stop, go right then quick left on 302. Go approx. 1.5 miles turn right on Overton Road then 2.6 miles on the left just after McAfee Rd.

2022 Pleasure Open Point Shows PAC Approved!

Show Begins 10 a.m.

May 7 • June 11 • July 9 • August 6

1. Showmanship 19 & Over (E/W) (H/P) 2. Showmanship 18 & Under (E/W) (H/P) 3. Mini Showmanship (any age) 4. W/T Showmanship 18 & Under (E/W) (H/P) 5. Lead-Line & Small Fry Showmanship (H/P) (E/W) 6. Ranch Showmanship 19 & Over (H/P) 7. Ranch Showmanship 18 & Under (H/P) 8. Mini Halter (any age) 9. Open W/T Schooling (H/P) (E/W) (not Judged) 10. W/T English Pleasure all ages (adults/children placed separately) 11. W/T English Equitation (H/P) (adults/children placed separately) 12. Lead line 8 and Under (H/P) (E/W) 13. Small Fry W/T Pleasure 8 & Under (E/W) (H/P) 14. Small Fry W/T Horsemanship/Equitation 8 & Under (H/P) 15. W/T Western Pleasure all ages (adults/children placed separately) 16. W/T Western Horsemanship all ages (adults/children placed separately)

17. Trail Class (All Ages) W-T-C (E/W) 18. Trail Class Walk Trot 19 & Over (E/W) 19. Trail Class Walk Trot 18 & Under (E/W) 20. Trail Class Small Fry (E/W) 21. Trail Class Leadline 8 & under Walk (E/W) 22. Trail Class Mini in Hand (all ages) 23. Open Schooling Class (W-T-C) (not Judged) 24. English Pleasure Class 19 & Over (H/P) 25. English Pleasure Class 18 & Under (H/P) 26. English Equitation 19 & Over (H/P) 27. English Equitation 18 & Under (H/P) 28. Western Pleasure 19 & Over (H/P) 29. Western Pleasure 18 & Under (H/P) 30. Western Horsemanship 19 & Over (H/P) 31. Western Horsemanship 18 & Under (H/P) 32. Ranch Horse Pleasure 19 & Over (H/P) 33. Ranch Horse Pleasure 18 & Under (H/P) 34. Ranch Horsemanship 19 & Over (H/P) 35. Ranch Horsemanship 18 & Under (H/P)

FOR YEAR-END POINTS: • Must be a member before yearend points will count. • You must show in the class in over half the shows. • You must work 4 hours at 2022W.C.S.C. function. CLASS FEE: All classes $5. Rosettes 1st-5th $4 Grounds Fee - Non Members No cross entering: Small Fry — Leadline — W/T — Canter with the same horse and rider combination. To enter Ranch Showmanship you must ride the horse in a Ranch Class. You cannot cross enter Ranch Horse and Regular Pleasure or Showmanship classes. Back # goes with horse and rider combo. Keep the same back # for the year. Food will be available.

For More Information: Angie Didinger 330-201-1022 •

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN SHOW BUCKLE SERIES 2022 April 22 • May 13 • May 27 • June 24 • July 15 July 29 • August 12 • August 26 • October 28

BUCKLE SERIES RULES • Must be a current WCSC member • Must pay a one-time Buckle Series fee of $15 per horse rider combo and per Jackpot • Points will NOT count until both memberships are paid! • No minimum show amount required. • Awards to top 3 in each division. • Classes 1 + 2 will be ONLY classes counted in Buckle Series.

Shows start at 7 p.m. 1. 2.

$$ Added Jackpot 3D Barrels (1 sec. split) $10 E.F. $$ Added Jackpot 3D Poles (1 sec. split) $10 E.F.

Must have 20 people to payout added money Payout at 50% Added Money may vary depending on sponsors for that show.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Stakes Flags Down & Back Cake Walk Mystery Poles Barrels

PAYOUT FOR CLASSES 3-9 1st $4 • 2nd $3 • 3rd $2 • 4th $1 Must have 10 entries to payout Jackpot classes to payout separately

For More Information: Leanne Louive (330) 844-4041


ONLY Fastest tim e will count! Classes 3-9 only

Neither Wayne County Saddle Club nor any of its representatives will assume responsibility for any loss due to accident, injury, or theft suffered. WCSC reserves the right to combine, split or cancel any class. Please: No alcohol beverages on the grounds. All dogs must be tied or on a leash and in the hands of a responsible person. Boots/Pants/Tshirts or sleeved shirts required while in arena. Not cut-offs or tank tops. Excessive animal abuse will not be tolerated and will be grounds for removal and/or loss of membership and points. Subject to decision of 2 or more board members present at the show. ***All rules are available at the entry booth*** Not responsible for showbill typing errors.

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BENEFIT Horse Show Medina County Fairgrounds, Medina, Ohio

MAY 1, 2022

Rain or Shine • Show starts at 9:30 a.m. • Entry booth opens at 8:30 a.m.

Trophies for High Point Winners

Trophies to ALL lead line entries and All Around High Point for the day Trophy

(13 and under) (14 to 18) (19 and over) (All Around Walk Trot)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Open Halter Stalls Available! AQHA Halter Carrots & Apples Showmanship (13 and under) for sale for Showmanship (14 to 18) your horses! Showmanship (19 and over) Pee Wee Showmanship (8 and under) NOT eligible for any other classes except Lead Line and Halter classes W/T Equitation (13 and under) W/T Equitation (14 to 18) W/T Equitation (19 and over) W/T Pleasure (13 and under) Marguerite Smith Memorial W/T Pleasure (14 to 18) W/T Pleasure (19 and over) Generation Gap W/T (Riders must be 10 years apart, ID may be checked. Class may move to after lunch break, Double Entry Fee)* Lead Line (8 and under) (May not enter any other class except 1, 2 and 6) Trophies to all participants - Ron & Pat Seeley Memorial

LUNCH BREAK: National Anthem, Demonstrations, Horseless Walk (no horse $1 donation, prizes awarded!) 15. JACKPOT English Pleasure Open ($10 entry fee, $50 for first prize guaranteed, Cash prizes thru 5th) 16. English Equitation (13 and under)

17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

English Equitation (14 to 18) English Equitation (19 and over) English Pleasure (13 and under) English Pleasure (14 to 18) English Pleasure (19 and over) SHORT BREAK: BRINGING OUT RESIDENTS FOR RECOGNITION — 10 MINUTES

22. JACKPOT Western Pleasure Open ($10 Entry fee, $50 for first prize Photographer guaranteed, Cash prizes thru 5th) on Grounds 23. Ladies Pleasure (19 and over) 24. Men's Pleasure (19 and over) 25. Western Horsemanship (13 and under) 26. Western Horsemanship (14 to 18) 27. Western Horsemanship (19 & over) 28. Western Pleasure (13 and under) 29. Western Pleasure (14 to 18) 30. Western Pleasure (19 and over) 31. Willie Nelson/Reba McEntire 50/50 Drawing Western Pleasure (30 and over) Prize Raffles 32. Water Glass Class (W/T/C All ages) Horseless Walk 33. Egg and Spoon (W/T/C All ages) SHORT BREAK: 10 MINUTES RAFFLES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Tack Vendor ...and more!!

34. Ranch Horse Pleasure (14 to 18) 35. Ranch Horse Pleasure (19 and over)

This is strictly a benefit horse show and paid for by generous contributions from various sponsors. All money for entries goes to benefit the residents of the County Home! **Showbill subject to change, due to updates including classes and line up, email or call to double check** • Walk trot competitors may not enter any canter classes, lead line or pee wee showmanship. Class #34 and #35 do not have patterns. Exhibitors may also enter in western pleasure classes.

• $5 grounds fee per horse. • Stalls available $15. • Horse and Rider combination carry same number. If horse has second rider, a new number must be given.

• Classes are $7. Jackpot Classes $10 • Generation Gap: Please choose rider to receive points, only one rider can receive points.

FMI: 330-722-2342 or Email: See us on Facebook: Medina Kids Care! Kids Care, County Home or anyone affiliated with show not responsible for loss or injury. Thank you to all of our sponsors!! 68


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Geauga Horse & Pony Association

2022 OPEN HORSE SHOWS Geauga County Fairgrounds — Burton, Ohio



May 29

June 12

Amber Wise

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

July 10

Alex DeWitt

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


See GHPA Show Rules & Regulations for specific class rules

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

Generation Gap Class — Class 14

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

See GHPA Show Rules & Regulations for specific class rules

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

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

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

22. 23. 24. 25.

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

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

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

Pleasure with same horse and rider.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brigette Brubaker

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

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


August 14

Laura Smith

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

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

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

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

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

** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows **


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

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

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

August 19

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

** No crossing divisions between any GHPA shows **

September 16

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


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

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

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

For More Information Check Our Website:

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



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Massillon Saddle Club 2022 Show Dates ALL SHOWS HELD AT THE MSC SHOW GROUNDS 12680 Sally SW, Massillon, OH 44647


MAY 22

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7A. 7B.

Kay Tracy ***


Phil Harstine ***


Katherine Lefever ***


Brigette Brubaker ***

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

AUGUST 7 Lisa Miller ***


Duane Stutzman ***

Rain date 9/18 if needed. FEES: Classes $5, $100 Jackpot classes $10, $250 Jackpot classes, $15

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Open Fitting & Grooming Ranch Conformation **$100 Jackpot Halter Mini/Pony Halter (57” & under) Quarter Horse Halter Open Halter (No QH, Mini, Pony) Leadline Showmanship 7 & under Small Fry Showmanship 12 & under 7A and 7B run concurrent, judged separate, spotter required **$100 Jackpot Showmanship Showmanship 19 & over Showmanship 14-18 years Showmanship 13 & under (No Small Fry) Leadline (7 & under) E/W, spotter required — 15 MINUTE BREAK — **Schooling Class W/T E/W (not judged) Small Fry Pleasure E/W 12 & under Small Fry Eq. E/W 12 & under Small Fry No Cross Enter **$250 Jackpot W/T E/W Pleasure May C/E W/T English Pleasure, All Ages, No C/E W/T English Equitation, All Ages, No C/E **$100 Jackpot English Pleasure English Pleasure 19 & over English Pleasure 14-18 years English Pleasure 13 & under Open Quarter Horse English Pleasure Open English Pleasure (No Qtr. Horses)

PLEASE NOTE: Classes designated with ** are not eligible for year-end awards.

RULES APPLY TO ALL SHOWS: Ride at your own risk • Helmets encouraged but optional • Dogs must be on a leash • No alcohol or glass bottles • MSC is not responsible for lost or damaged property • MSC reserves the right to combine, cancel or move classes. Combined classes will be judged individually. • Cash and check only • NO REFUNDS!

GROUNDS/OFFICE FEE: $4 Grounds/$0 Office Members; $6 Grounds/$2 Non-Members

FMI: Machell (216) 973-4527 or Leanne (330) 844-4041

JACKPOT CLASSES: 50% total payout

r Cash o ! Only Check

Office opens 9 a.m. Show star at 10 a ts .m. 25. **$100 Jackpot English Equitation 26. English Equitation 19 & over 27. English Equitation 14-18 28. English Equitation 13 & under 29. **$100 Jackpot W/T E/W Pleas (MSC Only) 30. Open Jack Benny W/T E/W 39 & over 31. Open W/T Generation Gap (10 yr. gap) 32. **Open W/T E/W Golf Ball & Spoon — 15 MINUTE BREAK — Cake/Food Walk 33. **Schooling Class W/T/C (not judged) 34A. W/T Ranch Pleasure, No C/E 34B. W/T Ranch Riding, No C/E 35A. Open Ranch Pleasure 35B. Open Ranch Riding 36. **$100 Jackpot W/T E/W Pleasure, No C/E 37. W/T Western Pleasure, All Ages, No C/E 38. W/T Western Horsemanship, All Ages, No C/E 39. **$100 Jackpot Western Pleasure, No C/E 40. Western Pleasure 19 & over 41. Western Pleasure 14-18 years Food B 42. Western Pleasure 13 & under o on Gro oth unds! 43. Open QH Western Pleasure 44. Open Western Pleasure (No QH) PAC Appr oved! 45. Western Horsemanship 19 & over 46. Western Horsemanship 14-18 47. Western Horsemanship 13 & under


MAY 29 • JUNE 26 • JULY 10 • JULY 31 AUGUST 14 • AUGUST 28 • SEPTEMBER 25

Classes 8,9,15,16 will be seperated by age division. Classes marked with ** are not for points! Must show at 4 shows and complete 4 hours of voluteer work to receive year-end awards. MEMBER FEES: W/T & Small Fry $3. Youth $4. Open $5. Grounds Fee $2. Free Office Fee. NON-MEMBER FEES: W/T & Small Fry $4. Youth $5. Open $6. Grounds Fee $5. Office Fee $2.

Shows are subjected to be changed or cancelled due to weather. There will NOT be a rain date. Please call before you haul!

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

W/T Ball Race Office Opens W/T Stakes 9 a.m. W/T Keyhole W/T starts 10 a.m. W/T Figure 8 Canter Classes W/T Poles not before noon W/T Barrels **Cake Walk $1.00 (open to everyone) 8. Ball Race 9. Stakes (all W/T classes will be seperated by age divisions)

10. Open Flags 11. Open Down & Back 12. Open Keyhole 13. Open Scurry Race 14. Open Figure 8 A. **Exhibition Poles $2.00 15. Poles B.**Exhibition Barrels $2.00 16. Barrels

FMI: Leanne Louive (330) 844-4041 (Text or Call)

NO RE FUNDS ! Loretta ’s Kitc h e n will be open! 60 SEC. LIMIT ON EXHIBITIONS.

EXHIBITIONS MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/ OR LIMITED. MSC RULES: Must wear jeans, boots and T-shirt. No alcoholic beverages or glass bottles. Dogs must be on a leash. No profanity. No accessive whipping of a horse. Helmets are recommended but not required. Ride at your own risk! MSC is not responsible for damaged or lost items. No speeding in allotment. Breaking any of the above rules could result in dismissal from the grounds.

Complete showbills can be downloaded at April 2022



Angels Haven Horse Rescue 2022 Fun Shows

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

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

5 Ribbons Awarded For Each Class!

SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Dave Riedel

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


Carlisle Equestrian Center Judge: Amber Wise

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

CHAMPION & RESERVE CHAMPION AWARDED FOR 5 SHOW SERIES (3 at Lewis Rd.) for Select Equitation Classes (2 at Carlisle Equestrian) Sponsored by Finally Farm

1. Open Halter 2. Jr. Showmanship 17 & Under 3. Showmanship 18 & Over 4. **English Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 5. English Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Trot/Canter) 6a. **Lead-Line 8 & Under (Walk Only) English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Walk, Trot or Canter Classes 6b. **Pre Walk-Trot (Rider cannot enter in 6a) E/W Riders will be asked to do a short walk, trot, halt, back. Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby. 7. **English Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 8. English Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Trot/Canter) 9. **Walk-Trot Equitation 18 & Over English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 10. Walk-Trot Pleasure 18 & Over English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 11. **Walk-Trot Equitation 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 12. Walk-Trot Pleasure 17 & Under English/Western Rider Cannot Enter in Canter Classes 13. **Open Bareback Equitation All Ages (WTC or WTJ) Rider Cannot Enter in Class 14 14. **Walk-Trot Bareback Equitation All Ages Rider Cannot Enter in Class 13 15. Gaited Pleasure (Walk/Pleasure Gait Only) 16. Generation Gap (Walk/Trot) Course description & rules posted at registration area. 17. **Western Equitation 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) 18. Western Pleasure 18 & Over (Walk/Jog/Lope) Entry Fees: $5 per class or $35 for 7 classes or more. MUST BE THE SAME HORSE/EXHIBITOR TEAM. Riders, spectators & volunteers are welcome at all our events. Food will be onsite and rescue horses present. SHOW RULES 1. Walk-trot classes are open to riders who have never competed in any class requiring a canter - riders may only cross enter into other walktrot classes. Advanced riders schooling horses may enter with no number sto they are not judged (entry fee still required). 2. Registration must be made at least two (2) classes prior to your class - for a refund, you must cancel two (2) classes prior to your class - no refund after class has started. 3. Proper show attire is optional - long pants and boots required. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18 on a horse on the show grounds.

Shows begin at 9 a.m.

CORPORATE SPONSORS: Worcester’s Feed & Equipment (Lead Line Level) Horsemen’s Corral (Lead Line Level) Creative Embroidery by Design (Drill Team sponsor)

19. **Western Equitation 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 20. Western Pleasure 17 & Under (Walk/Jog/Lope) 21. Jack Benny Pleasure (Walk/Trot but open riders may enter) Riders must be 39 years of age or older 22. Musical Sacks (Walk/Trot - open riders may enter) No dismount required 23. Pre Walk-Trot Keyhole Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby. 24. Keyhole (Walk/Trot Riders Only - No Canter Div.) May not enter both keyhole classes 25. Keyhole - Open (Walk/Trot/Canter Division) May not enter both keyhole classes 26. Pre Walk-Trot Barrel Racing (same rules as class 23) 27. Barrel Racing - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 28. Barrel Racing - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 29. Egg & Spoon (Walk/Trot but open riders may enter) Canter Class Riders May Enter This Class 30. Carrot Race - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 31. Carrot Race - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 32. Pre Walk-Trot Pole Bending Rider is not attached to lead line; handler nearby 33. Pole Bending - Walk/Trot (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 34. Pole Bending - Open (same rules as classes 24 & 25) 4. Walk/Trot/Canter riders may NOT enter into Walk/Trot classes. The exceptions is Musical Sacks, Egg and Spoon, Gaited Pleasure, and Jack Benny. 5. Pre Walk-Trot: Riders more advanced than lead line but not ready for regular W/T classes. Riders learning to transition on their own to regular W/T classes. Trainer can enter ring and stay nearby. Proceeds to benefit Angels Haven Horse Rescue to aid in the care and comfort of their rescue horses and to the Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks for improving the show grounds. Cleveland and Lorain County Metroparks and Angels Haven Horse Rescue or anyone connected with the show, will not assume responsibility for accident, injury, loss or damage to persons, animals or property. Angels Haven Horse Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer based organization.

For More Information or Questions: (440) 781-5060 or (440) 781-5050

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AVON LAKE SADDLE CLUB All shows held at Weiss Field, 33141-33199 Webber Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012


JUNE 11 *Combo Mini/ Saddle Show


• 10 a.m. start time for all shows except September 10th • Fees: $5/class. $3/horse office fee • Class A: Horses 34” and under • Class B: Horses over 34” to 38” • Pony: Over 38” • Judges decision is final

Grand and Reserve Champion Miniature Mare (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 1-3) Multi-Color Mare Solid Color Mare Stallion 2 years and under Stallion 3 years and over

13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

Multi-Color Gelding Solid Color Gelding Stock Mare 2 years and under Stock Mare 3 years and over Stock Gelding 2 years and under Stock Gelding 3 years and over

Grand and Reserve Stock (open, mare and gelding) (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 15-18)

Grand and Reserve Champion Miniature Stallion (1st and 2nd place winners from classes 6-7 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.


• Youth 12 and under may not show a stallion with the exception on weanling and yearling colts. • Please request tack changes at least 2 classes in advance • Before leaving the show grounds, please clean up your horses’ manure

1. Mare 2 years and under 2. Mare 3 years and older (A) 3. Mare 3 years and older (B)

4. 5. 6. 7.



Open Miniature Open Miniature *Combo Mini/Saddle Show Hay Day Show — 9 a.m. Show Show Hay Day Event — 12 p.m. *The combo shows on June 11 and July 23 will follow the Hay Day showbill.

Multi-Color Stallion Solid Color Stallion Gelding 2 years and under Gelding 3 years and over (A) Gelding 3 years and over (B)

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

19. Pony Halter 20. Donkey Halter Supreme Halter Champion (Mare, Stallon and Gelding Grand Champion winners Miniature Division, Stock and Miniature Donkey and Pony 1st place winners) — LUNCH BREAK —

• Ribbons 1st through 5th • Grand Champion Miniature Mare, Stallion and Gelding. Reserve Grand Champions and Supreme Miniature Halter Horse: Special awards. • Avon Lake Saddle Club, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any accidents or injuries. The following classes are for miniature horses, ponies and donkeys: 21. Pee-Wee Halter (8 and under, may be assisted) 22. Open Youth Halter (18 and under, M/P/D) 23. Leadline 24. Youth Showmanship (12 years and under) 25. Youth Showmanship (13 years and over) 26. Adult Showmanship (19 years and over) 27. Youth (18 years and under) Pretty Face 28. Adult (19 years and over) Pretty Face (No horse from class 26) 29. Youth Pleasure Driving (18 years and under, wearing a helmet is required) 30. Adult Pleasure Driving (19 years and older) Open Fun Classes for Kids and Adults 31. In-Hand Obstacle 32. In-Hand Obstacle 3-Cone Race (timed) 33. Jumping (timed) 34. Costume Class


Show starts: 9 a.m. Hay Day: 12 p.m.

DIVISIONS: Youth: 17 years and under Adult: 18 years and over M — Mini; H — Horse P — Pony; E — English W — Western W/T — Walk/Trot W/T/C — Walk/Trot/Canter Youth 12 and under may not show a stallion with the exception of weanling and yearling colts.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Open Halter (M, H, P) Youth Halter (M, H, P) Adult Halter (M, H, P) Youth Showmanship (M, H, P) Adult Showmanship (M, H, P) Break for Tack Changes

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Leadline (10 and under) (M, H, P) W/T Open Barrels (M, H, P) Open W/T Pleasure (E/W) Open W/T/C Pleasure (E/W) W/T Adult Pleasure (E/W) W/T/C Youth Pleasure (E/W)

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

W/T Adult Pleasure (E/W) W/T/C Adult Pleasure (E/W) W/T Open Equitation (E/W) W/T/C Open Equitation (E/W) W/T Trail W/T In-Hand Trail W/T Egg and Spoon W/T Sit A Buck (Bareback Class) Break for Tack Changes

20. Open Driving (M, H, P) 21. Youth Pleasure Driving (M, H, P) 22. Adult Pleasure Driving (M, H, P)

Come Show an Stay to help d out with rides fo r Hay Day! FEES Class: $5 Horse Office Fee: $3

AWARDS: Youth/Leadline: 1st through 5th = Ribbon and prize Open/Adults: Ribbons 1st through 5th place

For more information contact Kathleen Azzarello • 440-536-0145 or email: April 2022





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April 2022

Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. Member of American Horse Council SECRETARY Ranee Vititoe 740/505-2713

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146

PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/266-9823 MEMBERSHIP Catherine Estil 513/319-2517

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

Greetings From Your President The Equine Affaire is April 7-10 at the Ohio Expo Center. Ohio Horseman’s Council will operate a booth, highlighting our 50th Anniversary! Please drop by and see us. Can you volunteer at the booth for a few hours? Come join your fellow OHC friends to help spread the word about our worthwhile organization to other horse enthusiasts. Sign up online at Help is also needed for set up on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and take down Sunday, April 10, 3-7 p.m. Equine Affaire 2022 will have more than 150 education sessions, clinics and demonstrations. The largest horse-related trade show in North America. The ‘Fantasia’ musical celebration performance will be on Thursday, April 7; Friday, April 8; and Saturday, April 9 (tickets required). You can purchase tickets in advance at The Versatile Horse and Rider Competition will feature 25 horse and rider pairs racing the clock on an obstacle course. New this year: The International Liberty Horse Association Freestyle Invitational. Select liberty trainers and horses of a variety of breeds and backgrounds will display their talents in a two-part invitational

competition on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, with the winner earning a spot in the 2023 Fantasia show. Mustang TIP Challenge: During the Challenge, trainers will gentle untamed mustangs in the hopes of demonstrating each horse’s value and trainability in a competitive environment. The competition will take place in three parts on Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, all in the Cooper Arena. A Horse for Heroes: another new feature at Equine Affaire. Equine Affaire has partnered with Operation Horses and Heroes to offer a variety of unmounted activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Cooper Arena. Interscholastic Equestrian Association Intensive Clinic: this clinic offers a unique opportunity to see inside the mind of an IEA judge. The clinic will feature a judge’s perspective and offer tips for competing at IEA shows in both English and western disciplines, as well as dressage. This clinic will take place on Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the Cooper Arena. ~Eric Estill, President

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Greetings from Ashland County! Registration for the Pleasant Hill Lake Park Promotional Ride on June 17-19 closes on May 31. The trails are beautiful this time of year with flowers blooming and new tree leaves making the air smell fresh. Campsites are $80 for the weekend and are non-refundable. All sites have electric hook up. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Unfortunately, you are on your own for food. The park offers many other activities to enjoy including hiking, fishing and swimming, kayaking, an inflatable water park, gold panning, Summer Solstice Paddle Tour, Karaoke and DJ, etc. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tim Tuttle at 419/512-1216 or Spaces will be assigned based on both the date received and the length of rig. Reservations will not be accepted via MWCD/Pleasant Hill website. Trail and camp cleanup has been ongoing this year. See you down the trail and remember not to drink and ride. ~Dan and Jean Reynolds

How is your Bingo card coming along? Filling in more squares? I am waiting for warmer weather to really get things going. I am hoping someone will teach me how to back up a bumper pull trailer. I am terrible at backing up my manure spreader and am hoping that would help. Meanwhile my trailer will soon be off to Shoaf Trailer for a spring tune up and de-winterizing. The first camp out is a couple of months away but I am excited for entire 2022 season. This month I would like to introduce Anne Demmy. Anne very graciously took on the role of treasurer for Clark County and is doing a great job. She volunteers for every opportunity from trail cleanup to the Clark County Fair pork chop booth. Anne was born here in Ohio at Wright-Patterson AFB hospital. She loved horses from an early age which most of us will find relatable. She worked at a local grocery store and saved to buy and support her very own horse at 15 years old. She married and had three daughters. Anne continued to ride and began to

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Anne Demmy show hunters and thoroughbreds. She competed at Quarter Horse congress and placed every year in which she participated. Anne also owned and trained race horses for a few years. Her love of horses was passed onto her daughters and they all rode in 4-H. Her daughter Bonnie won at the state level in hunter over fences which Anne remembers as one of her proudest equestrian moments. She also used to go to a local barn that hosted back yard horse trials which sounds exhilarating! At one point Anne and two friends decided to go to Paris, Ky., and compete in the ‘Not Very Scary Horse Trials’. The team was stunned when they trotted away with first place! She has traveled to Florida,


Mississippi and all around the state to trail ride with her horses and friends. We wish safe riding to Anne and her trusty steed Polly and good luck with training her new horse Gary. We can all look forward to the 27th annual Equine Affaire at the Ohio Expo Center April 710. It is four days jam packed with clinics, seminars and demonstrations presented by top industry professionals and a large trade show to stock up on all our horse needs or wants. Come join us at our next meeting on April 13 at Plattsburg UCC, 1715 S Urbana Lisbon Road, S. Charleston at 6:30 p.m. Shed those winter coats and come ride with us! ~Jonna COLUMBIANA Happy April, it’s finally here! I didn’t think I would have much news for this month, but I was an April Fool. In a good way. Our meeting this week was full of news for me to share. First the disappointing news, our President, Beth Whitmer, found it necessary to resign her office because of a job change. We owe 77

County Lines her a big thank you for filling that office for a second term. We are going to miss her smile and fun personality but wish her great success in her step up the ladder. A discussion of a successor began immediately, and thankfully, before I had The Big One, our Past President Aaron Perkins agreed to take the office again even though he and wife Nancy have moved farther away from our area. Thank you Aaron and Nancy, we are lucky to have so many dedicated members. Speaking of dedicated members, Rick Haldiman, Dave Ward and Crystal Molocea have joined forces to order and install new colored trail markers. They will begin posting them as soon as the many fallen trees are removed from the trails. Numbers that correspond with those on the updated trail map will be installed as well. This major undertaking has been needed for many years, as anyone who has been confused by the trail system knows. This is a win-win for all of us. The Trail Maintenance Committee also has plans for some major trail improvements this season. We are so lucky to have them and appreciate all they do. Please remember they are trail riders as well and want to enjoy their riding season as well. The weekend of June 11 and 12 we are having a shared camp and ride at Beaver Creek with the Portage County Chapter joining us. We are looking forward to a really fun weekend with them. Our meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. We meet at Mark’s Landing Restaurant at Guilford Lake at 7 p.m. during the cooler months. Everyone is welcome to join us. Hope to see you on the trail. ~Sally CUYAHOGA Rides are starting in full force, friends are getting together and hopefully our lives will be full of sunshine and laughter. Those of us who have horses, especially on our properties, are the lucky ones. We are a bit more insulated from the world’s problems. At least we are when we muck stalls, shake hay, fill feed tubs and scrub water buckets. The sound of horses munching fresh hay is music to our ears. The fur coat we wear because they are shedding is an added bonus. We have a good, busy and physical life. There are seven reservations of 78

the Cleveland Metroparks with bridle trails and each one offers something different. We have members who have stepped up to lead monthly rides to show you around and it is a great way to make new friends. Join us for the trail rides as we explore all they have to offer. Our commitment this year is safety, and trail leaders will carry first aid cantle bags, which we will hopefully have no need for. Helmets are always encouraged which most of our members wear, and many wear Hit-Air Vests as well. We always have a walk only group, and if others want to move out, that is OK, as long as everyone is aware that we share trails with others who are on foot. Some riders sign in and ride on their own, coming back to join the group for lunch or snacks depending on the plans of the day. We look forward to meeting you regardless of how you wish to participate. In a few short stretches in Bedford Reservation, bikes use the trail to get to their next trail section. We find they are courteous for the most part. These are short sections and are well marked as sharing sections. Joining a group ride is a great way to learn the trails but if groups are not your cup of tea, trail maps are available on the Cleveland Metroparks website. But please, do let us know how much you enjoyed these beautiful trails. More information about these trails is available on If you have any questions, please email cuyahogaohc@ Now saddle up! ~Penny Passalacqua DEFIANCE April is here, can you smell the flowers blooming and hear the birds chirping that lovely tune in the mornings? I don’t know about you, but I am so excited that spring is here, even with the knowledge that the only downfall in the short run is inhaling that winter fur as you are grooming your now shedding out fuzz balls and the ever present overabundance of horse hair that will be traveling along with you. Some of our club members just couldn’t wait for the warmer weather to finally reach Ohio so they loaded up their horses and headed south all the way to Florida. They rode on some beautiful sandy beaches, played

Kathleen Powell on her trusty steed Pokey.

Beth Metzger enjoying the scenery. in the ocean and enjoyed the warm sun kissing their winter pale skins. We understand that on their journey they saw some pretty amazing things. We can’t wait to hear all the stories from their trip at our next club meeting. Our club still doesn’t have many dates picked out to get together for our group rides. As of right now, we have one in the works for July 9 to ride at the Independence State Dam. We are just waiting on approval. With approval, we hope to donate back to them for landscaping or playground equipment. Our club has also decided to help out the corral project at the Van Buren State Park. ~Hope Russell DELAWARE Greetings from Delaware chapter! At long last, spring is here! The Delaware chapter held its first in-person meeting for 2022 last month at the Alum Creek horse campground on Saturday afternoon, instead of our traditional first Friday of the month so we could take advantage of nice weather. The highlight of the meeting was our awards ceremony acknowledging the trail mileage and saddle hour achievements of several of our members. Some individuals reached ‘milestone’ achievements in 2021 and were awarded a commemorative patch or bar. Those receiving their awards at the March meeting were Bobbi Arters and Carole Bosich who both earned their third 1,000-


mile bar and Patrick O’Connell who earned his 200-mile patch. At a future meeting, awards will be presented to Vanessa Norton, who earned her 500-mile patch, Alissa Clouse earned a 200-mile patch, and Mike Shott earned his 200-saddle hour patch. Our 2021 trail mileage and saddle hours award recipients including their pictures and stats can be viewed as a blog on our chapter webpage at Congratulations to all! To kick off this year’s exciting line-up of informative and entertaining programs, we are pleased to welcome Mr. Roger Tigner, owner of A-1 Trailer and Hitch, Lewis Center, Ohio, who will share his knowledge regarding horse trailer safety issues, on Friday, April 1. Our meetings are held at the Alum Creek Horseman’s campground beginning at 7 p.m. Members can also look forward to guest speakers planned for May (saddle fitting), June (first-aid for horses), July (new ribbon-cutting trail at Henmick’s Brewery, N. Old State Road, Kilbourne, Ohio), August (miniature horses and equine therapy) with more to come! Mark your calendars as you won’t want to miss our ‘Trail Obstacle Fun Day’, to be held at Brenda Webster’s Black Swan Farm on Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Further details regarding these events and sign-up forms (as applicable) will be forthcoming closer to the dates. Our first social outing of the year is coming up quickly for 20 members and guests who will attend the opening performance of Fantasia at the Equine Affaire on Thursday, April 7. If you are planning to attend this year’s Equine Affaire, don’t forget to stop by your State OHC booth (#800 Bricker building) to visit with fellow OHC members. Better yet why not consider volunteering to serve as an OHC ambassador at the booth? Help spread the word about our worthwhile organization to other fellow equestrians. The link to the online sign-up page can be accessed via the State Facebook page or Delaware chapter was wellrepresented at our recent Central Region meeting held last month at Der Dutchman restaurant, Plain City, Ohio. With our central region representative, Becky Porter, leading the meeting, attendees learned more about April 2022

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Trail mileage award recipients Pat, Bobbi, Carole. our upcoming 50th anniversary party plans and location. The party will be held Saturday evening Nov. 5 at the Newark Elk Lodge, Newark, Ohio. The following day, Sunday, Nov. 6 will feature our Fall General Membership meeting at the same venue. More details regarding these events will be coming soon. In addition, attendees all agreed to move forward with planning a Central Region ride and campout this year. Several locations were discussed along with various dates. Stay tuned for more details! Becky concluded the meeting by reminding everyone that this was her last year serving as our Central Region representative. Any Central Region member interested in assuming this leadership role is encouraged to contact Becky for more information. At the time of writing this article, our Spring General Membership meeting had not yet occurred. I will share highlights from our March 12 meeting in next month’s column. Last, but not least, our trail maintenance volunteers are keeping busy as usual. As soon as the ground is a bit drier, the crew hopes to begin work on our 2022 OHC matching grant project of refurbishing Kim’s platform along Winterhawk West trail. Our equestrian campground on Howard Road has received much attention this spring, starting last month with our ‘Spring Cleanup’ day. In addition, the ODNR delivered and spread gravel for the driveway and our chapter purchased the much-needed screenings for beneath the horse tie-lines. ODNR also replaced several broken wood tie-line poles as well as all the wire tie-lines. As you can tell, there are a lot of fun activities and fellowship happening in the Delaware chapter. We welcome our OHC friends and guests. Come join our fun! Until next month, stay healthy and enjoy good times with your equine partner! ~Theresa Burke April 2022

Hello spring! A few members have been riding throughout the winter, but the warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours have brought out a slew of fair weather riders. It is truly rejuvenating to hit the trails in the Oak Openings Metropark and the nearby Maumee State Forest which was not closed for the winter unlike the other state forests. While I have cursed the deep sand when I’ve had to lead my horse back to the trailer on a couple of occasions, I can appreciate it at this time of year when those sandy trails do not remind me of the black swamp. We do have to be mindful of the trail conditions and avoid riding when the conditions are bad as we cherish our trails and want them to last forever! We heard recently that one part of the Maumee State Forest, between Harry Hughes Youth Equestrian Center and Manore Road, has been closed for tree management. If you plan to park at HHYEC and ride the trails, be sure to check on the closure. And speaking of HHYEC, their spring cleanup will be April 23 and 30. Several of our members typically help at this event and Al Staler says there’s a lot to be done. In April, we will be planning our Derby Party camping weekend at Reed Road Ranglers May 6-8. Jack has a 100,000 horse shoe contest planned; what is he up to this time? We will also be planning our NW region showcase ride to add to the OHC 50th anniversary celebration. It will be held at Oak Openings and we will ride out from the Jeffers Road riders’ center, date

Ron Cowell, 2021 High trail miles.

April showers bring mud! TBD. Some members will be attending The National Drive spring event which is April 28May 1 at the Hoosier Horse Park in Edinburgh, Ind. And member Katti Leitner is putting the finishing touches on planning the 2022 Beverly Upell Memorial Horse Show which will be May 7-8 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon, Ohio. Proceeds from this show, in memory of her grandmother, are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last year over $10,000 was donated and each year the show gets bigger. For those looking to ‘try something new in 2022’, member Marianne Streb tells us about a weekend event that she’s involved with which will be held at WB Ranch in Swanton July 1617. It’s the Mobile Confidence Course Clinic which is promoted to build confidence and improve leadership, trust and respect with your horse. That’s two blocks on your bingo card you could check off—watch or audit a clinic and try an obstacle course! If rodeo interests you, there will be a breakaway roping clinic with Cassie Vaughan, granddaughter of members Kenny and Debbie Vaughan, April 9-10 at Kennedy Ranch in Otisville, Mich. Cassie’s horse is the 2021 Breakaway Horse of the Year and Cassie is a three time IFR qualifier, two time IPRA Central Region Tour Average Champion, four time ACRA Finals qualifier, 2015 CRRA Finals qualifier and 2021 Mid States Finals qualifier. It’s very exciting to see the younger generations active and accomplishing so much in the horse world! For 2021, our top trail miles achievers are Ron Cowell (1904), Marge Jabri (800), Kenny Vaughan (710), Pam Sinkey (680) and Matt Brown (501). Top saddle hours go to Tammy Royer (450), Carolyn Korek (319) and Barb Gunning (294). Fifty-seven


Cassie Vaughan and 2021 Breakaway Horse of the Year. members reported 14,156 total miles, up from 12,424 miles by 62 members in 2020. If you want to see what we’re up to, check our website, Facebook page Fulton County Ohio Horseman’s Council or Facebook group Fulton County OHC. Come to our chapter meetings that are usually the first Monday of the month, 7 p.m. and are currently held at Bunkers Bar and Grill in Holland. Members, potential members and guests are always welcome. Come early to eat, the food is good and the room is huge. We hope you all are well and safe and we look forward to seeing you on the trails! ~Kathy Brown GEAUGA Get ready Geauga County OHC for a full calendar of riding, events, educational clinics and social gatherings in 2022. The planning committee has been busy filling up the days ahead. Horse trail maintenance is scheduled for April 12 and a high line demo and ride on April 23. Be on the lookout for our garlic mustard weed pull organized by Dottie Drockton. Details to be determined. What a great way to start the horse camping season. So many opportunities to check off your Bingo 50 card. Do not forget the annual banquet on May 14 at the new Swine Creek facility. A fun night of entertainment, food and friends. Join us on May 21 for the Nora Stanton ride at West Woods. This is a wonderful way to honor a special woman who inspired so many. Be on the lookout for many more events to come. Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. ~Cec 79

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My apologies to everyone for the lack of an article in the March edition. Time just got away from me. I usually try to get my articles done early to avoid missing the deadline. Obviously that didn’t happen. On the upside, there wasn’t really a lot of news last month. You’ll have your calendar for the year by the time you read this. Hopefully we’ll get to do more things this year. You never know with Ohio weather. Hopefully a lot of you will make it up to the Equine Affaire in Columbus this year, as it’s finally returning after a two year forced hiatus. I used to work a booth up there for the entire run, and I’d always run into Herb and Nancy, and frequently other OHC members as well. If anyone hasn’t been there, I highly recommend it. There are lots of seminars and clinics, lots of shopping, and you usually run into people you know. OHC has a booth there and they’re looking for volunteers. Information can be found on the state Facebook page and website. I don’t have any other news this month. I’m including two photos. One is of the new tractor purchased with the donation from the Greene County Parks. Pictured with it are (left to right) Devin Nicol, Roy Dillow, Melinda Packer, Herb Rider, Dave Goodbar (on tractor) and Jerry Smith. The other photo is of Dave Goodbar and Devin Nicol checking trails at Caesar Ford. Both photos are by Jeannie Nicol, who thankfully tends to keep me supplied (with a little help from Dave and Jerry). I really appreciate that since I don’t always get out and about to everything. Happy spring! ~Mickie

Ye Haw! Ride ’m Cowboy! That clarion call seems to be ringing loud and clear in Guernsey OHC Country! Our cowboys and cowgirls racked up an impressive 8,593 miles ridden in 2021. Our top rider was that Cowgirl Lynn Werry. She tallied up a total of 1,200 miles. Go, Lynn, go! Hey, look out! Here comes that really cool young cowgirl, none other than Lillian Smith, daughter of Bruce and Cindy Smith. Lillian rode her gallant steed 193 miles! The young lady is fearless. Lillian was one of five youth reporting. Salt Fork Bridle Trails reports a total of 3,186 miles ridden by our members and 769 hours of work on our bridle trail. If we have an Achilles’ heel on the trails it’s the dead ash trees. About the time we think we’ve got all of them taken care of, there’s more of them standing dead, right beside the trail! Before the two tornadoes that ripped through Salt Fork a decade ago, you could ride almost all of the trails and never have a branch or weed touch your legs! The trails were canopied-over and there simply was no under-brush. With the tornado destroying trees and the dead ash trees, you can see why we are constantly battling brush! It’s become a never ending task. Thank God for Salt Fork maintenance employee Bob Meek. Bob’s the one who brush hogs our trails and he’s had his job cut out for him. He’s a busy guy and we sure do appreciate his hard work on our trails. Thanks Bob! Speaking of trail work, our annual workday on the Salt Fork Bridle Trails has been moved up the calendar to Saturday, April 16. Check our Facebook page,

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Salt Fork Bridle Trails, for more details as we get closer to the date. Remember to log those miles and hours worked. It really does matter. Do you know a rider who doesn’t belong to the Ohio Horseman’s Council? Explain the benefits we receive from everything the organization does to promote horseback riding and the trails to ride in Ohio, then ask them to join OHC! See you on the trail, ~Lee Randolph

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HOCKING We held our first meeting for 2022 on Feb. 20 at the Home Tavern in Logan. There were a few new faces, which are always a welcome sight. We celebrated having the bragging rights to being ‘The Best Equestrian Entry’ in the 2021 Logan Holiday Parade! Yes, there were other entries. The trail ride schedule was the main topic of discussion. We are still looking for someone to be a ride coordinator for our club. This person would present a list of destinations on a regular basis, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, you get the idea, and then seek out a member who can commit to being at the ride location. That person would be called a sponsor. This way if someone shows up who doesn’t know the trails they won’t be there alone. They would know that a sponsor would be there as well. It’s just a matter of coming up with ideas and coordinating volunteers. Please let us know if this sounds like something you would be interested in. It does not commit you to being at any of the rides. Our yearly ride and auction are scheduled again at Cowboy Larry’s. We do have a date change for this year. It was decided to move our ride to July, because the August date was conflicting with kids going back to school. Our Hocking Hills, Cowboy Larry’s Campground ride is now July 15-17. With our auction scheduled for Saturday evening, July 16. The Vacation Vaquera (Donna Shade) will again be available to lead a group out if requested. Please note that minors need to be accompanied by an adult to participate in her group ride. Meeting dates and changes were discussed and proposed. Our April meeting date fell on Easter Sunday, that has now been



Raven Rau, Bingo winner. changed to April 10. Our July meeting date fell on the same Sunday as the Hocking ride, that has been changed to July 10. Our members have not been idle over the winter months. The OHC sent out Bingo cards and it’s fun to see people trying to fill them. Big congratulations to Raven Rau, Hocking County OHC member, who is the winner of the first 50th anniversary award. She had the most likes for #4 on the Bingo card—Ride in the Snow. She will receive the book ‘ABCs of Trail Riding’ written by Robert ‘Trailmeister’ Eversole, who donated two books to OHC’s 50th anniversary! We also have a few members with young horses that are getting a foundation put on them for possible riding this season. It’s always fun to watch their progress on Facebook! Road trips are always fun in the winter and who doesn’t love going to tack shops! A little known fact (to me anyway) is that TSC in every town appear to have different merchandise. And Rural King with their free popcorn, is a wonderful mid afternoon snack April 2022

County Lines when you’re a bit hungry, but it’s not dinner time yet. Don’t ask me how I know! The clocks will soon ‘spring’ forward, which us horse people like to celebrate like a holiday! Time to start inspecting those trucks and trailers for the upcoming adventures that we have penned on our calendars. We are a fun group and would love it if you would join us! Our club is very family friendly and normally meets 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 April, finally! Only January and February can make me look forward to mud, but bring it on. We’re ready for some warm weather. By the time this newsletter is read, the 2022 Equine Affaire will be over. What an amazing opportunity to listen to top clinicians, check out breed demonstrations, and do some horse related shopping. After missing two years, I do not want to take it for granted. Mohican should be open as of the first weekend in April. There will be a Cowboys for Jesus work date on April 22-25 and a Holmes County work weekend May 20-21. We are all anxious to see the trail changes and conditions after logging and the long winter closure. The club is planning a trip to Elkins Creek Horse Camp June 12-19. I’m looking forward to that trip as I have not been to Elkins before. I have heard that 80 something

Past president Rickie Mast ferrying children during a sledding outing in February. Now that is tough. April 2022

to be more proactive with fly spray, even if there are no flies, and to dress and use prevention for myself. They are more common in Ohio than they used to be and with some planning, should not limit or discourage us from riding. ~Bev Hanna KNOX

Hinckley Reservation. Bruce Hanna, Rodney Harrison and Ron Callahan. year old member, Bob Picklesimer, has a new horse! Bob will be out and about on a 17-year-old Rocky gelding. Way to go, Bob. Bob leads the Cowboys for Jesus meetings and leads us in song and prayer at the camps he attends, which we very much appreciate. My husband and some of his friends were out several times in February. They went to Malabar. Some of the trails in the woods still had some ice on them, but the rest of the trails were great. I do not think ice will be a problem in April. I had some maintenance work done on myself with cataract surgery. I am good to go now, going to ease the horse and myself back into trail shape. We attended the Coshocton County 4-H swap meet on a cold day in February. It was well attended and had a wide range of tack and stable supplies. It was nice to do something horse related on a day not fit for riding. I think the 4-H program did very well. They certainly deserve to. It is with a heavy heart that we mention the passing of long time member Jim ‘JJ’ Mast. A wellknown local businessman and friend, he will be sorely missed. Jim was always cheerful and always supportive of his wife, Mary’s, equine adventures. Our hearts go out to Mary during this difficult time. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. As we get into the woods, let’s remember those who volunteer their time to maintain the trails we love. Also, those of you who volunteer, please keep track of your hours, be sure to include prep, travel, and cleanup time. If we record them on our wall calendar or phone calendar, we won’t have to scratch our heads trying to come up with them at the end of the year. We are hoping the weather this winter was cold enough and long enough to discourage ticks. I plan

I don’t think that Ground Hog did not see his shadow so spring has basically sprung as you read this. The horses are shedding out. The grass is greening up. We all are anxious to get back on the trails. I have heard it said however, if you won’t ride in your back yard because it’s too muddy, then why are you riding in mine. We all should stay off the trails if it is still wet. If you volunteer and work trails as do many of our fellow OHC members, you will appreciate this comment. They will dry out faster if not all marked up. Here in Knox County, we have a lot of old basic dirt roads that we rode on in March. We do this every year in order to do our part in preserving forest trails that most of us would really rather be riding. Our annual tack auction held on Feb. 26 was a great success. We want to thank all those who volunteered, and all those who came to buy. We tapped our treasury and purchased $500 of veterinary supplies which a couple of our members delivered for fellow horsemen in Kentucky who experienced significant damage due to tornadoes. I have been to locations right after a tornado and remembered the injuries suffered by birds and farm animals. The tack auction put us in a good position towards Horsemen Helping Horsemen. As reported previously, our 2022 ride schedule is complete. We have one camping weekend event per month but do not fear, we fill in with impromptu rides most every week. Only two of our scheduled rides require reservations this year as we were successful in acquiring three group camps. First ride was March 28 at the Mohican Saddle Club hosted by John Boley. Thanks for the invite John. This was a members only ride as this is a private club and we were there as guests of John Boley. And with that, the 2022 KCOHC riding season began. Our next two rides are April



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Winter ride. 29 at Malabar and May 27 at Hocking. We have the group camp at Hocking reserved for KCOHC members. We will once again be at Bark Camp over the fourth of July weekend which requires a reservation, so if you have not made reservations, best get on it. Anyone is welcome to join Knox County OHC, a group of enthusiastic equestrians that ride, a lot. On a private note, our annual Buzzards are back! Right on schedule. They always come in March. We have a barn that used to house cattle, but I have since retired, and several years past a pair of Buzzards decided to raise a young one there. Baby Buzzards are huge before they can fly and they hiss at you when putting hay in the barn in June! Each year they have returned, one more in number! Last year there were four! Why can’t I have a Barn Owl or Red Tail Hawk, or better yet, a Bald Eagle? You smiling yet? 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 81

County Lines the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. We hope to be allowed to return to the Long Branch Pizza in Centerburg after their remodeling, but until then, watch our Facebook page. ~Terry L. Baker LAKE We welcome April with spring’s warm-up. Lake County OHC did not meet in February, but I am looking forward to sharing our thoughts and plans discussed during our March meeting on the 9th at Guido’s in Chesterland. Michelle S. and I attended the OHC regional meeting in Delaware, Ohio on March 12. Our members will be sharing their ideas on the OHC’s 50th anniversary plans. We will be discussing what we would like to participate in and how we will do various events. I personally find the Bingo card really interesting. I will not address every square, but many squares on the card seem quite doable. There are a gazillion books concerning horses, from classics like Black Beauty to series written by a single author like Dick Francis or Walter Farley. Books on training, riding, breeding, will expand one’s knowledge. Read a book. Re-enactments occur throughout Ohio. Locally, Burton and sometimes Chesterland in Geauga County, have reenactments. Go watch or even participate. Parades are a fun time for costumes. Halloween is definitely an exciting time for costumes. Anytime one can dress up with their horse is special. Driving or riding in a carriage makes one feel special. Go be special. We always enjoy pictures of our horses. Our horses being playful, goofy, elegant, dramatic, or simply just being. Immortalize your horse with pictures. Auditing or watching a clinic can be quite informative, as can learning to ride a different discipline. Riding a different breed of horse from your own can be challenging as well as enlightening. Service projects are rewarding. Visiting a nursing home, helping in 4-H, or volunteering with riding for the disabled are satisfying. Also satisfying is helping a horse or animal rescue group. Taking a first aid course could prove quite helpful. Saying thank you to our park rangers and to all those who keep our parks beautiful is 82

appropriate any time. There are many other tasks on the Bingo card. Each one of us will have to decide what we will do with our horse buddies to enjoy the 50th anniversary of our Ohio Horse Council. Let’s make this year special fellow equestrians. ~Rayneen Tisovic LAWRENCE Hello everyone! As we did not have a meeting in February and our March meeting hasn’t taken place by the writing of this article, I don’t have a lot to share. I did make a drive through inspection of the Paddle Creek Horse Camp. More trees have been cut and a lot of our camping area has been blocked off. I made a couple of inquiries as to why and by whom. We have new rangers in the Wayne National Forest/ Lake Vesuvius area. Our chapter president is currently trying to set up a chapter meeting with the rangers as a casual meet and greet. Hopefully they will be able to explain the plan for the changes in the horse camp and allow members to have some input. Rumor has it that trails may open as early as April 1. We have had several really nice days and the horses are shedding, but I expect they will still be pretty fuzzy for our first few rides. I am wondering if there are horse grooming salons similar to the shop that grooms my dog. A good hot bath would do wonders for those dull winter coats. I am not a winter blanket sort of horse owner, but I do envy the people whose horses come out of the barn each spring looking as if they are ready for the show ring. By the time I submit my May Corral article I will hopefully have some updates on Paddle Creek and what the new rangers have in mind. But don’t cross us off your list of great places to visit this spring and summer. We would love to see some new faces on our trails. A stranger is just a friend you have yet to meet. Until next month, stay well and be happy! ~Betty LICKING Hello horse friends and members. As winter comes to an end, hopefully sooner than later, we have been busy planning the next riding season and activities for our chapter. I’m happy to report that we have planned a

OHC members at the work day at Dillon State Park. Shenanigans on the tie line. what we like best and brings us all together, our horses! ~Sigrid Batten LOGAN

Getting an early spring ride in. few outstanding chapter rides. Including a history ride through Malabar Farms and one of our local parks Taft Reserve with some speakers that know the history of those places. Mrs. Nancy Strayer, OHC Vice President, will be our guide at Malabar Farms and Mrs. Tami McAdams will tell us about the history at Taft Reserve. That should turn up pretty interesting. If you are able to, please come join us. We’ll be more than happy to include you in our rides. Check our Facebook page for information on the event and please mark yourself as going or sign up for it. That way we know how many people to expect. At our last meeting, we also discussed our annual fun show. Sadly, we will only have one this year, so make it count and come out and join us and have fun. The date for that will be July 31. We have included some new rules and fun classes in the showbill so pay close attention and come enjoy the day! Some of our chapter members and some folks from other chapters have been busy at a work day at Dillon State Park doing trail maintenance. Thank you to all the people that showed up to help and of course to our president Charlene Santee and her husband Craig for organizing the work day! I think this year will be great for riding, meeting new and old friends and enjoying


Logan County OHC had our first meeting of the year 2022 on Feb. 6 at the East Liberty Community Room with 13 members present. We had two guests attend who ended up joining our chapter before the meeting adjourned. Welcome new members Taylor Dowdy and Julia Crown. Hitching posts at Kiser Lake by the old campground and shelter house will be installed with Champaign County supplying the equipment and lumber. Logan County will supply the brackets, cement and labor. Logan County will also order and then place memorial plaques on both of the hitching posts in memory of Christy Stanley. Logan County OHC made our annual donation to Perry Township for the use of their building to hold our meetings and Christmas party. Marmon Valley Farm is once again hosting several horse shows. Logan County OHC may want to do concessions again for one or more horse shows. Once the rest of the dates have been established we will address and vote on it at our next meeting. Looks as though mud season is almost here, once we get through that, we’re back in the saddles again! Logan OHC’s monthly meetings are the first Sunday of the month except holiday weekends then the second Sunday of the month. Meetings times are: winter months (October through March) 5:30 p.m. and in spring/summer months (April through September) 7 p.m. We will continue to have the potluck dinners to share. Please join us! ~Cynthia Orr April 2022

County Lines LORAIN Today as I’m writing the newsletter on March 5, it happens to be 70 degrees and sunny here in Litchfield; what a gift! Hopefully you were able to get out and enjoy riding your horse. Our calendar sponsor of the month is Harrison Trailers located in Wellington. They will also be at the Equine Affaire at the State Fairgrounds April 7-10 so stop by and see what they have available. The Equine Affaire offers many educational clinics on a variety of topics, horse competitions, a huge number of vendors and the Fantasia horse show. I recommend that you visit their website for the events to help plan your time as there is so much to see and do. Monday, April 18 at 7 p.m. we hold our membership meeting at the Wellington Visitor Center located at 535 Jones Road. There is a scheduled day ride at North Chagrin on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. Plan to park at the Oxbow Trailhead. It is a lovely place to ride so it’s worth the drive. Further directions are located in the back of the calendar. Plan to pack a lunch and visit with other council friends during the ride. Please plan to help with our annual spring cleanup of the trails at Charlemont Reservation on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. We will meet at the New London-Eastern Road parking lot. Then if needed, we move to Wellington Reservation for trail maintenance, followed by a stop at Dairy Queen for lunch and ice cream. With a good turnout of helpers, the work is bearable and we can get the job done in a reasonable amount of time. Please bring chain saws and nippers if you have them. Boots, sturdy gloves and protective gear are recommended. Thank you to Ken Cornish who now is in charge of trail maintenance. Please contact him with further questions. A big thank you goes to Bob Budi who has been in charge of trail maintenance for many years. We appreciate all your hard work over the years. All are invited to come back the very next day to ride at Charlemont May 1 at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy the ‘fruits of our labor’. We will meet at the New-London Eastern Road parking lot. Judi Budi is the contact for this ride, thank you Judy. Horse carriages are allowed on Carlisle Equestrian bridle trails April 2022

April 5, 9, 14 and 17. Saddle up your horses and enjoy the spring flowers. ~Kathy Duncan MADISON Madison County Chapter is busy planning for 2022, and looking forward to great riding as soon as weather permits. Our county chapter maintains trails at Deer Creek State Park, and we hope that many of you will come out to enjoy them. We now have 33 miles of trails; some wooded, some grassy, and some that have a view of Deer Creek Reservoir. There is both a day parking area with shelter, picnic tables, and a tie line, as well as a separate area with campsites. We continue to work on improvements to the trails and camping area, and we invite you to come ride with us! Please be aware that right now you will need to bring water for both humans and horses for overnight camping. There is a hydrant in the day area for horse water. Our chapter also assists with trail maintenance at Prairie Oaks Metro Park (west of Columbus). The trails take riders through beautiful prairie areas and into some wooded areas along the Big Darby Scenic Waterway. There are nice picnic shelters within the park, a large day parking area with a shelter, a water hydrant and a picnic table. We are planning to have speakers at most of our upcoming meetings to help us learn and stay informed. Last month, we received information put forth by TrailMeister about trailer safety chains and correct hook-up and testing for emergency braking systems. We also each received a list of important tools to keep in our trucks and trailers to take care of emergency repairs and to help keep us on the road safely. This month, our Deer Creek State Park liaison attended our meeting to let us know of all of the great trail clearing that he was able to do during his less-busy season. We are so grateful for his help and willingness to work with us to maintain all of those trail miles. It is a tremendous partnership and he is open to whatever needs to be done to keep people engaged and coming to Deer Creek State Park. Our members continue to ride whenever and wherever possible! We had five members take a trip the last week of September to

stay at the R Lazy S Ranch at Jackson Hole, Wyo. The ranch has lovely cabins looking out at the Tetons and they provide welltrained horses, great food and wranglers/guides every day. The rides are on trails within Grand Teton National Park as well as the Gros Ventre Wilderness. It was a trip worthy of many photos and a return as soon as possible. Two other members went to Patagonia, Ariz., the first week of February to escape the Ohio cold to ride for a week at Circle Z Ranch. Mornings of 20 degree weather did not deter them from having a wonderful time, but it was certainly not the warmth they expected. The ranch provided beautiful cabins, as well as excellent horses and food. This has been an annual trip and reservations are already made for next year. We mostly ride locally, on private property, or at one of the state trails. We also host five Gymkhanas each summer for a fun horse activity for adults and youth. Please check our Facebook page for the schedule and to register if you are interested in participating. ~Lisa Reynolds MEDINA To paraphrase an old Elton John song, ‘We’re Still Standing’! We are all systems go for our state ride. Since this is OHC’s 50th anniversary and the theme is ‘Something New’, we are going full tilt new! Well, not completely, but lots of new. First, a new location, Camp Manatoc Scout Reservation. “Scouts?” you say—yes, it’s a wonderful large 500 acre camp complete with historic buildings and a set of trails all their own. We will have access to the CVNP trails (that’s really why you come!) and it’s located conveniently just off of Akron Peninsula Road on Truxell Road. It’s just a few miles north of our old location in Robinson Field. More information will come as we nail down all the details. Contact Rosemary Young at rosemary4medinaohc@gmail. com or 440/382-7980 or Molly Eastwood at mollyeastwood@ or 330/603-0820 for reservations and other information. Look for our flyer, it will be posted soon on the OHC website under Medina chapter. Also we are looking for volunteers to help us make


this one of our best rides ever. We need folks to help set up the auction, serve dinner and breakfast and be there to help our guests navigate the new environment. And auction items! Bring them with you or let Rosemary or Molly know if you have something to donate. Rides! Rides! Rides! We got rides! Come on people, get on board! On May 14 our own charter member Barb Vega will be leading folks at Brecksville Reservation in the Cleveland Metro Parks. Be sure and let her know you are coming. She can be reached at 216/702-1224. Stay tuned for more rides. Our next meeting is May 4 at Hinckley Town Hall, 1410 Ridge Road. Please join us for a fun evening and meet your fellow members. Bring a snack to share. In June we will meet back at Robinson Field for summer meetings. An ice cream social, special speakers and other fun is in store. Stay tuned for those details. Trail work will be more important than ever this year as we ready our trails for the state ride. Come out and lend a hand. Our work sessions are the second Saturday of the month. The next is May 14. Contact Raydeen Ryden (reysden@att. net or 334/663-7361 or Greg Monsanty (330/352-5737 or ( for dates and details. Spring is coming down in the valley! ~Rosemary MORROW Greetings from OHC chapter Morrow County where the massive amounts of snow plus cold temperatures have me happy to see encouraging signs of spring as of this writing. Sunny days with no wind have the horses standing in the pasture and I presume dreaming of green grass to come. Part of my herd enjoyed several hours of overnight grazing freedom in a hayfield that had developed considerable growth after the late August 2021 harvest after I forgot to close a gate. No trail riding has been done by any chapter members so far in 2022, although extensive summer plans have been made for several Ohio outings plus one trip to South Dakota and Wyoming which will include Mount Rushmore and Devils Tower. The March State OHC meeting plus Equine 83

County Lines Affaire help keep the equine juices flowing as we continue the winter tasks needed to ready our steeds for the riding season. Our chapter was awarded a central region State OHC grant for improving the Mount Gilead State Park equine trails which our chapter helped develop some 20 years ago. The chapter voted to match the grant with expected work hours when the drier and warmer weather arrives. Byron, Floyd, Ted and Gerald attended the winter State OHC meeting in Delaware where it has always been enjoyable to be in the presence of so many persons dedicated to the OHC motto. The smell, touch and sounds associated with my equine activities have been a spirit lifter this past year after the January 2021 death of my wife who shared 60 years of marriage with this cantankerous old man. Her lifelong equine interests were responsible for horses becoming an important part of our family. I trust the 2022 season will allow many OHC members to get back in the saddle again. Until next month, keep your chin up and strive to provide the best care possible for your horses who will provide you the opportunity to enjoy some great riding. I wish you happy trails! Stay safe in the saddle if you do have the opportunity to ride before the next report and I hope to see some readers on the trail later this year. ~DOC PERRY Now that winter and the winter Olympics are over, let the real games begin fellow trail riders! The Perry Club is getting ready and we already have a tentative ride schedule that looks pretty impressive. This year our plan is to have a host for each ride so that we ensure those who wish to participate will have someone to ride with who knows the trails. So often we plan club rides and no one shows up, especially if it is someone who rides alone because they are not sure if anyone else will be there. That’s the great thing about being in a horse club, other horsey people to ride with and show you the trails! This year’s rides include Salt Fork and possibly East Fork. Also several are intending to join the Hocking club for a weekend ride at Hocking State Forest. Before we start riding every 84



Don ready for retirement. weekend we have planned some work dates, the first at Stone Church, and another to be set up for Burr Oak. We’re still hopeful that some of the plans the state has outlined for Burr Oak will come to fruition by fall. We have worked hard to establish a nice campground and shelter house at Burr Oak so everyone is looking forward to the promise of getting a nice latrine, expanding camping across the road, and even more importantly the addition of trails. A new trail (or two) is being marked as this is written. We hope to try it out when our club heads there for Memorial Day weekend. Wayne National has asked us to participate in a community fun day at Stone Church in September. We are currently discussing options as space is limited at the campground. One idea was pony rides but I’m not sure that is feasible for that venue. Details to follow. Jayme Coakley, one of our newer members, is working with staff at the local BMV to obtain a guest speaker to talk to us about registering our trailers, when is it necessary to have them weighed, and most importantly any upcoming bills or laws addressing the CDL requirement for hauling. All of these are very important to us and we look forward to listening to what he or she may have to say. Thanks, Jayme, for working on this. It’s been a few years since we ordered club T-shirts as we are no longer hosting a regional ride. That said, we are in the midst of a contest to design artwork for the new shirts. Not sure when

we will have them ready or offer them for sale but I can’t wait to see what our members come up with this year. Put on your creative caps and bring your ideas. Plan is to have it settled so shirts can be ordered and ready for purchase at our Memorial Day ride. A few of us girls are members of the Extreme Cowgirls group. Last year Carla Marshall and I joined the group thanks to an invitation from Heather Stengle and traveled to East Fork Stables in Tennessee along with Teresa Smith. This year the ride is at Pine Creek in Hocking State Forest and I’ve asked my sister, Brenda Lehman, to join us. It will be a wild and crazy time! With gas prices sky high I am thankful that it’s our turn to be near home base. There won’t be any out of state trips for me this year. I’m very fortunate that I was able to enjoy other states for the past two years. Rumor has it Teresa has bought a young mule, possibly gaited. It will be interesting to meet her new one though my understanding is mules take longer to develop and mature so it may be a couple years yet. Julie Freeland won a trip to Michael Gascon’s ranch in Mississippi in March. Hopefully she can make it to a meeting soon and share her experiences and pictures with us. I personally have never heard of this guy but from what I saw on Facebook I am a one of the few. Also nice to hear that when something wonderful like this happens, folks can then tell everyone about it. Have fun, Julie! Jill Thompson has a youngster that is finally of age to start breaking. He’s quite a looker and goes by the name of Legend. I’m sure she will keep us updated with her Facebook posts so we can see what a true legend he


becomes. Check out the pic ture with this article. Donna Shade also is working on a youngster, Gemma. She’s come a long way with her already despite it being so early in the year. Love seeing all the training pics and stories about Gemma! Lastly, we want to recognize Don Wagner for all his hard work and wish him a wonderful retirement. Don has finally decided to retire and start enjoying more trail riding with his lovely wife, Vicki. You deserve it, Don! Our meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Top Hat in Junction City. Looking forward to seeing some new faces and sharing ‘horse tails’ along the way. Spring forward until next time. ~Marianne PIKE March 5 in Pike County was the most beautiful day I have seen in six months! Twenty-five members and two new prospects enjoyed a 75 degree sunny day and a potluck layout that would put Golden Corral to shame! Our existing officers most graciously agreed to continue their service for another year. Thank you! We are going to have a busy spring and summer out on the maintenance trail. I am sure we

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A few of our award winners.

PREBLE I owe the chapter a huge apology, I have been a little lax in doing the Corral news. The chemo treatments just really kicked my butt and I was down most of this winter. But thanks to all of my friends and family with all of their prayers and good wishes I am back on the mend! Last chemo series was Feb. 1-3, so now we just keep praying that the Big C goes away forever. We will be having a Spring Fling Show on April 30, from 10 a.m. ‘til 2 p.m. We will be having a fun ‘Let’s Do An Obstacle Course’ in the arena. It is free to any who wants to participate. In the afternoon we will have our regular speed show. Registration is at 2 p.m. the show will begin at 3 p.m. Come join us for a great beginning to our riding season and to celebrate spring. On April 24, the Preble County 4-H advisors are having their yearly tack sale, please support them as they are doing a big fundraiser for the upcoming year for the 4-H clubs in this area. We started our monthly meetings the first weekend in April at the horse camp, weather permitting. Our meetings are the first Saturday of each month so if you would like to come join us feel free to come on out. If you haven’t turned in your membership application yet you can do that then too, or send it to me and I will get you registered. I am working on our State ride flyer to get to Cindy Barnett and get the word out. October will be here before you know it! We will have our big raffle of a $750 Rural King gift card, and our dinner will consist of pulled pork, green beans, potato salad, cole slaw and desserts. We will also have drinks for those attending the meal. Check April 2022

Our High Mileage with his dog.

State ride, 2021. out our ad in this month’s Corral with all of the information for the entire year. Check our calendar for Soup Supper Friday night. All are welcome to come join us for soups that our members make. They are usually outstanding! Everyone is welcome to join in on our State Ride for the camaraderie, the fun and the food! You do not have to be an OHC member to join in on all the festivities. The proceeds from State Ride help us to fund much needed trail fixes and general maintenance. If you see Dennis, John, Eugene or Donn out on the trail let them know if there are any issues that need tending to. As this year gets to a better place we want to invite all horseback riders to come and enjoy the trails and campground at Hueston Woods State Park. Stay safe everyone, hope to see you out on the trails. Happy Easter and Mother’s Day and believe it or not spring is on the way. ~Becky SANDUSKY Hello, Sandusky County family! Has spring sprung yet? I’m hoping so! We just have to get through the mud, mud, and

more mud to get to the great weather that I know is just ahead. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and don’t forget to give your pony a special treat that day too! We had a fantastic time at our annual awards banquet. Of course we started with the food. Hope grabbed pizza and everyone brought a side. After our fill of pizza and desserts we got onto the awards. We had 15 members turn in mileage for a grand total of 3,149 miles. High mileage went to Tony at 533 miles then Bob at 312. For the gals, it was Sandra at 432 then Annette clocking in at 358. Our high mileage youth went to Eden getting 112. Great job getting out there and keeping track of your mileage! Even if you only got five miles, any mile spent on the back of a horse is a good thing! To see all the awards received that night, take a look at our minutes. We also had a big thank you to our long trusted board members that make sure these awards are figured up, minutes are typed, money is deposited, and the million other things they do that go unnoticed! Thank you Hope, Al, Faye, and Sandi! We got approved for $750 in grant money. At a later meeting, we will be discussing which project the money will go toward. This year, Sandusky County 4-H horse clubs will be offering points for trail riding that will go toward their year-end show season. We have agreed to assist with two rides, the first is on May 15 at Oak Openings and the second is June 25-26 at White Star. We


hope to see a lot of participation on both sides of this! We had a table at the Sandusky County Equine event that was held at the fairgrounds. Our table was set up with information about our club as well as a few items for sale, and of course, Al took his educational ‘bag of bones.’ Hope everyone gets a chance to make it to Equine Affaire in Columbus this month! That is my favorite horse gathering and has been for years. I was at the very first one they had and never missed one since, besides last year that was canceled due to Covid. There is so much to learn at this event, I highly recommend it! Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont. We usually meet for supper at 5:45. Visit our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for up-to-date information. Also check out the state web page, Give your muddy four-legged partner a carrot and a kiss on his warm nose, life is good. That’s it for now my friends, see you soon! ~Marla Sidell STARK I love reading the Farm and Dairy newspaper and particularly enjoyed the last article Baxter Black wrote before he retired titled Where a Horse Matters. He liked being a person to whom a horse matters and living someplace where a horse matters. He felt that it put him in with good company such as Robert E. Lee, Teddy Roosevelt, Rudyard Kipling, Ray Hunt, Queen Elizabeth, Jerry Diaz, Casey Tibbs, etc. He said he also came to believe that you either are a horse person, or you aren’t. You see it in some children when they are first introduced to the horse. It is the beginning of a natural bond. Baxter Black counted himself very lucky that he got to be a part of the wonderful world of horse sweat, soft noses, close calls and twilight on the trail. He loved living a life where a horse matters. I do too! Enjoy your horse! Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT The signs of spring are everywhere. By now you should have adjusted to the time change. 85

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Silver Creek park. On the plus side we have more daylight hours to deal with the whims of Mother Nature. Nothing says spring like the sound of horses sloshing around knee deep in mud or boots being sucked off your own feet trying to bring them in. Our 2021 awards banquet was rescheduled for a third time to March 26 of this year. Of course, Covid was the culprit. This year was our first joint celebration with the Medina County Chapter. The menu was delicious and everyone was happy for the opportunity to get together, talk

about the past two years and plan for the future. It proved to be a very entertaining evening. More details next month. Local trail conditions are a very real concern to our members. Over the past few seasons, horse trails at Silver Creek Park have deteriorated even more significantly. They draw a large number of riders from local barns bordering the park and trail riders legging up their horses before trailering to more distant locations. The majority have no affiliation with OHC or 4-H. Kathy Cockfield arranged a meeting with Justin Simon to discuss what can be done to remedy or improve conditions. Currently, numerous problem areas have been identified but we are waiting for feedback on their plans. We partnered with the park some years ago on these same types of issues and provided material and manpower. Justin explained that they are willing to work on problem areas as there are funds available to do so. However, the problems are that repairs are contingent on weather conditions and hiring additional temporary staff to perform the work. The option of getting OHC volunteers to work with them was discussed but he felt it was not necessary. Also, some of the worst areas are in ‘designated wetlands’ which will require special consideration and treatment however small they may be. A general survey from park users indicated that they would like to have more multiuse trails in the future. Many current ride-arounds damage even more ground surrounding

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problem areas. Horse trails are designated as such but are used by a number of hikers, runners, and dog walkers as ground conditions permit. Thank you Kathy for acting as our liaison and keeping us advised as more information is available. Another local trail destination is at Richfield Heritage Preserve which with OHC chapters’ help last year, expanded the horse trails at the former Girl Scout Camp. Molly Eastwood works is the liaison who helps coordinate efforts between Summit and Medina County OHC volunteers and park volunteers from the community. The park serves as our chapter’s meeting location during the summer and fall months. We are planning our 2022 fundraiser there in June. Members have access to ride when the trails are officially open to avoid damage and overuse. Our chapters have participated in numerous community activities throughout the years to show our appreciation and continued support for the work done to reestablish, maintain and expand the horse trails at the site. Our future fundraising efforts will help put a new roof on the summer barn. Access to our horse trails is a privilege we don’t want to lose. ~Joann Ulichney WARREN I think it may be spring! Or as close to it as Ohio gets right now, since of course Mother Nature is a bit fickle in this area. But I’ll take it when I can get it. First off, my apologies for the lack of article last month. I got the alert, as we are always sent, and usually that works very well. But somehow last month I just got sidetracked and it was two days after the deadline when I realized I’d missed it. Granted, there wasn’t a lot going on, being mid-winter. But I would have liked to remind everyone about the Great Tack Exchange and the need for volunteers. Hopefully since the information has been widely available, everyone remembered already. The Over the Hill Gang has been working on a project, since getting onto the trails in the spring is iffy. As any of you who have been to the Caesar Creek horse camp probably noticed, the rail fence around the shelter house had seen better days. It was 40 years old, so that’s not surprising. It is now being


Warren County OHC replaced with a new board fence. It was started by putting the new posts in the existing holes, and one of the park employees brought a machine that pushed the posts down where they belonged. Saved a lot of time! The next part of the project was to straighten up and level the posts, and put the boards on. Well, we attempted that in February, but as you know, February was a bit cold. Posts were not going to move! But fortunately the first Wednesday in March was more amenable to that. So about half of the fence is done. We’ll finish the next work day, if things go according to plan. I’m including two photos from the session. One is of just the fence. The other is the fence crew: left to right is Tom Prudhoe, Dan Weber, Roger Pawsat and Harold McKeehan. Not pictured is Rick Wehrley, who was off on another project before I got to the photo stage. Once the fence is finished, the “No horses beyond this point” sign will be attached to the fence itself, rather than on some random post a couple feet in front of it (which I never understood, personally). I’m thinking we should add at least one more. Equine Affaire is April 7-10 in Columbus. It will be good to have it back again, after 2 years off. The OHC booth is looking for volunteers also, if anyone is interested. There is information available through the state Facebook page and website. Next month I should have photos from the Great Tack Exchange. I hope to see a lot of you there. And on that note, I’ll sign off so I make sure to get this in on time. Stay dry! ~Mickie April 2022

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