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Notes From Inside The Corral


hat color is your horse this month? Is your white, grey, or cream horse brown? Is your bay or sorrel grey? Is your black now some cruddy color between brown and grey? And your pinto; is it now looking more like a solid colored horse while standing out in the pasture? A pasture that you find it hard to imagine will ever have a stalk of green grass again. Yep…March is the month of mud. I like to call it ‘March Mudness’. But in actuality the mud in this part of the country can last an entire season; and this year that might just happen with the warm February we’ve seen and the fact that every year the mud usually lasts through April. I hate the mud. I’d rather have my February and most of March cold. Cold equals hard ground that

doesn’t suck my boots off. Hard ground means I don’t get splattered in the face with hunks of gooey silt, courtesy of my filthy buddies. It seems every time I let them out of the barn they love to take off, kicking up their heels, while I’m trying to dislodge my boots from the muck with my feet still in them, unable to dodge the icky projectiles.

of Pig Pen from the Charlie Brown comics. I admit there have been days I thought I wanted to ride, but after seeing the crusty mess passing for some kind of equine, I just turn around and head back to the house. It’s apparent from reading the club news submissions in this month’s Corral I’m not the only one thinking about mud. So what exactly is mud?

March is the month of mud. I like to call it ‘March Mudness’. The few times we do saddle up in March, it’s necessary to knock mud off the horses; a time consuming task. The thick hair of their manes and tails looks more like dreadlocks encrusted in kiln dried mud. We always have one or two in our herd that don’t just like to roll in the mud, they like to grind their bodies into the slimy ooze in order to get it right down to the skin! No matter how much I brush these guys after the crud dries, a pat anywhere on their body causes a dust cloud worthy

Well, the simple answer and one we’ve all know since we were old enough to get in trouble with mom for playing in it is a mixture of dirt and water. One of the definitions I read when I looked up the word was, “Mud is wet or sticky dirt, or nasty and uncomplimentary remarks”. It certainly is wet and sticky, and although the other part is concerning remarks made about another person…it’s the mud I have a tendency to make nasty and uncomplimentary remarks about.

This March the Corral team will leave our muddy run outs and head to the Michigan Horse Expo in East Lansing and the Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis. Joe will be announcing at both events while the rest of us manage a trade show booth, talking to people about our magazine and introducing them to our Corral clubs and advertisers. Trade shows can be a rather expensive venture for a lot of businesses but the investment of our time, sponsorship, hotels, food, fuel, etc. for the shows within our region is well worth it. Of course based on a local spa ad I just saw for a ‘Detoxifying Mud Bath’, I could be sitting on a Gold Mine!

P.S. Be sure to take a look at the Ohio Horseman’s Council (OHC) newsletter mailed with this month’s issue and stop by the OHC booth at the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, April 6-9.

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

DONALD “DOBBER” EDWARDS Donald “Dobber” Edwards, age 80, of Howard (Apple Valley), passed away Jan. 25, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Chetopa, Kansas, to Ernest and Alma (Gustafson) Edwards. He was a 25-year employee of Ellis Brothers. Donald is survived by his wife of 20 years, Judi (Kovinchick) Edwards, three children Shelly (Joe) Bailey of Virginia, Melissa (Steve) Pennington of Columbus, and Jim (Mary) Van Dyke of Michigan; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter; three sisters Marilyn, Barb, Pam; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters Dona Mae Edwards and Kimberly Regan. Calling hours were held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Lasater Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, where funeral services were held on Sunday. Burial followed in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to: Huntington’s Disease Society of Central Ohio, www.

PHILLIP P. KREIDER Phillip P. Kreider, 63 of Huntington, Ind., passed away at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital. Phil was a 1971 graduate of Huntington North High School. He was owner and


operator of Kreider Fencing since 1979. He was a member of Union Church and the Union Cemetery board. Phil was a Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Leader, a member of Wabash Saddle Club, Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, Indiana CMSA, Indiana Mounted Regulators, American Quarter Horse Association and the American Fence Association. Phil competed at the All-American Quarter Horse—Champion, competed at the North American International Livestock Exposition—Class Winner. He was the 1994 Arrowhead Award Winner at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. Phil was an organ donor—Indiana Lyons Eye Donation. Phil was born on June 12, 1953 in Laud, Ind., the son of Martin H. and Mary E. (Zahm) Kreider. He was united in marriage to Denise Denton on April 11, 1987 at Union Church in Huntington County. His wife survives. Additional survivors include three sons: Chad P. Kreider of Andrews; Ryan P. Kreider and Lance P. Kreider both of Huntington; a daughter: Keturah D. (Eddie) Hyde of Huntington; two brothers: Larry Kreider and Mike Kreider both of Huntington; three sisters: Mary Louise (Bill) Cary of Upland, Calif.; Helen Goble of Huntington; Kathleen (John) Rakoczy of Huntington and one granddaughter: Karigan R. Kreider. He was preceded in death by his parents: Martin and Mary Kreider and a brother: Dave Kreider. Visitation was held on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Union Church, 3688 E. 400 N., Huntington, Ind. Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 3 at Union Church with Pastor Rick Hines officiating.

Interment was at the Union Cemetery in Huntington County. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made out to The Kreider Family for medical expenses in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

JIM BADGER Long-time Wayne County 4-H advisor and Life Member of the Wayne County Saddle Club, Jim Badger, passed away Jan. 15 of this year after two-plus year battle with cancer. Jim was born Dec. 28, 1943 in Lodi. He grew up and lived most of his life on his parents’ (Clifford and Helen [Fair]) farm north of Lattisburg. Many folks will remember the Pumpkin Patch—pick your own ‘punkin’ at Halloween time at his home just north of the family farm where his son and family now live. Jim farmed all his life, loved hunting and outdoor activities. He graduated from Northwestern High School in 1961. A veteran of the army National Guard and retired from the City of Wooster, many would say Jim’s most memorable contributions were his family and to the local 4-H and Saddle Club. Jim was known to generations of Wayne County horse 4-H kids. He was an advisor there for 52 years. He gave incalculable personal and machine hours to help produce 4-H horse shows at the Wayne County Fair and during the horse show season. His efforts for the Saddle Club include behind-the-scenes work to preserve the forest in the Hollow as a tree farm as well as numerous projects to enhance the buildings and grounds there. His efforts for Wayne County Equine 4-H and the Wayne County Saddle Club will be long esteemed. My earliest memories of Jim go back to the ‘Hollow’ even before the arena was fenced in for horse shows. In 1963 or 4 the sod was skinned off the ‘arena’ area and we had small local shows there. Contest events were timed by stopwatch or run off horse against horse. Those who were


around back then might remember Jim riding a little bay named Tiny Tim in contest classes. Not long afterwards, he married and raised his family, and didn’t ride much in competition, but always kept horses for his kids to ride and show. One major sense of pride for him was knowing that his grandchildren continue to be active in 4-H. Jim is survived by a son Jerry (Staci) Badger, West Salem; daughters Jackie (Greg) Wasilewski of Shelby, and Jolene (Buck) Buchenroth of Kenton, three brothers, seven grandchildren, two nieces and four nephews. Our prayers and best wishes remain with Jim’s family and friends. God bless.

REBECCA “BECKY” HILLIS Rebecca “Becky” Hillis, 67, of Berlin Heights passed away on Jan. 10, 2017 at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She was born in Sandusky on March 5, 1949 and has lived in the area for her entire life. She was a 1967 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. After graduating, she worked as a telephone operator and then ran the Hast Cider Mill from the 1970’s through the 90’s. She raised, loved, showed and cared for miniature horses. Becky was a founding member of the Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Association. She was active in 4-H and was a judge at the Erie County Fair. She enjoyed sewing and attending her sewing group. She also was a foster mother for over 17 children for over 20 years, including adopting two of them. She was the best wife for 47 years and the absolute best homemaker, mother, grandmother, foster mom, sister and friend to all. She was a true giver with a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all. She is survived by her husband of 47 years Richard “Rick”, sons, Mark and John, and a daughter Jenni, grandchildren Caden, Cassie, Colton, Rebecca, Wyatte, and Please turn to page 9 March 2017

Ohio Haflinger Association

Volunteers Needed for Equine Affaire Booth PRESIDENT, Paul Sutton; VICE PRESIDENT, Stan Norris; TREASURER, Duane Stutzman; SECRETARY, Judy Winkler; EMAIL, info@; WEBSITE,

by Mae Yoder The 2017 OHA meeting and banquet was held Jan. 21. We had a wonderful day with a great turnout. Starting the day off with the annual OHA member’s meeting, Paul Sutton is the new OHA president. Many thanks to Ian Wengerd for his hard work and dedication during his presidential term. Each year the OHA inducts one or two members into the OHA Hall of Fame, this year we honored the late Mel Troyer, with his four son’s on hand to accept their father’s award. Levi Strutzman was also inducted into the OHA HOF this year. Both of these gentleman have been very active and supportive for many years in the OHA, for that we thank them. Other topics that were discussed, Equine Affaire (EA) held April 6-9 in Columbus, Ohio. OHA members are very active at EA each year. This year we will be hosting

an exciting new event! Stay tuned for more details. If you are interested in helping out either by bringing a horse of your own or helping with the OHA booth contact Carolyn Sutton. There is always something for everyone to do. June 3 the OHA will be having an Ice Cream Social at Owen and Esther Yoder’s in Bunker Hill, Ohio, a relaxing evening with fellowship and yummy food. OHA Fun Days will be held Aug. 19 at Andrew and Linda Yoder’s. Last but not least the 2017 youth cookie bake-off was a huge success! We had three very willing judges who sacrificed (or not) some of the delicious lunch to leave some room to taste test quite a few different cookies...and they all looked so good! The 2017 OHA Champion Cookie baker was Rachel Eicher (age 13), her molasses cookies were picture perfect and delicious! Reserve champion was Nathan Hershberger (age 6). His subway cookies proved that boys are just as able bakers as the girls! Saige Matheny’s peanut butter blossoms were prized with honorable mention, I mean who can turn down peanut butter blossoms!? All the cookie bakers did a wonderful job! The day concluded with a wonderful

lunch catered by Susie Raber and her family followed by the auction of donated items. As I had mentioned in my last article the 2017 All-Breed Stallion Presentation was held Jan. 28. We took our 9-year-old Haflinger stallion Nunavik GF. Frigid cold temperatures weren’t enough to keep people away from this event! They had over 120 stallions present! Mostly Standardbreds, Frisians and many crosses of the two as well as other Belgians, Percheron, Dutch Harness, and Nunie’s personal favorite the little Hackney pony (he was so impressed) just to name a few. Nunie stood solo in the Haflinger crowd. In all the hoop– a-la commotion of everyone trying to pump up their horses from racing (literally) some even to the point where you question if there is still any control, Nunie stood true to himself and handled everything like a saint! Speed was the name of their game I guess. Throughout the day I kept thinking to myself all these horses are so different from one another yet each one of them had a beauty of their own. To some people a nice horse is head in the skies, front two knees grazing their nose with every step, wild and a tad more crazy, while

Catie and Cherry Berry of Showme. the next person appreciates the more easy going, natural moving, collected horse. Note: their were very few of the ‘easy going, natural moving and collected’ crowd present at this event! Some exciting news, Brian and Dana Mitteer of Showme Haflingers (New York) welcomed sweet little Cherry Berry of Showme. She is out of the mare Catie and sired by the beautiful stallion Newman. Thank you for sharing! Would like to submit something to the Corral? Please mail to 12315 Dover Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606 or email maeyh@, 330/466-9288.

The Last Ride (Continued from page 8) Ricky, a sister Sharon (Lee) Yothers, and a brother Fred “Bill” (Brenda) Hast.

ROBIN SCHROEDER Robin Clark Schroeder, 60, of Delaware, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, Jan. 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born Nov. 10, 1956 in Adrian, Mich., to Charles and Janice (Eversman) Schroeder. He graduated from Milford High School in Milford, Mich., and attended Adrian College. He later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army from 1975-1977. Robin owned and operated Robin’s Custom Exteriors and was a member of the Old Stone Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed sightseeing, antiques, music and going to concerts. He loved playing basketball which he did in high school, two years in college and in city and rec leagues. He had a passion for horseback riding and always looked forward to riding in the Delaware All Horse Parade. He competed in March 2017

Appaloosa horse shows as a youth and an adult. He also enjoyed spending time with his daughter and granddaughters. Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Samantha (Travis) Copley of Richwood; granddaughters, Raeleigh and Melanie Copley; his father, Charles Schroeder of Delaware; brother, Joe (Marylee) Schroeder of Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; nieces and a nephew. Robin was preceded in death by his mother, Janice; and a brother, Michael. The family received friends on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 at the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road, Delaware. Celebration of Life services followed at 6 p.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating and military honors conducted at the end of the service by the Delaware County Veterans Association. Contributions in Robin’s memory may be made to the church. The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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Equine Affaire’s Fantasia: Fun, Fabulous and Affordable Entertainment Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 6-9, and brings with it a smorgasbord of horse-related educational, shopping and entertainment treats for horse lovers from all walks of equestrian life. Outstanding equine and equestrian acts from throughout the United States are slated to perform at Equine Affaire’s popular musical celebration of the horse—the Fantasia—to create an evening of fabulous and affordable entertainment. The 2017 Fantasia will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 6-8) in the Ohio Expo Center’s coliseum and is made possible once again through the generous sponsorship of Absorbine®. As the entertainment cornerstone of Equine Affaire, the Fantasia showcases the beauty, diversity, talent, and spirit of horses of a great variety of breeds and provides the perfect ending to a busy day of activities at Equine Affaire. With just the right mix of comedy, drama, action, stunning horses, and phenomenal horsemanship, the Fantasia has been one of the highlights of Equine Affaire in

Columbus since the show was first introduced at Equine Affaire nearly 20 years ago. What can Fantasia goers expect? To be entertained by many of the best equestrian performers and most memorable horses in the nation. “The 2017 Fantasia will feature the types of acts and breeds of horses that have delighted our audiences over the years including freestyle reining and dressage, driving, horses performing at liberty, garrocha, airs above the ground, and drill team performances,” reported Eugenia Snyder, the President of Equine Affaire. “We’re really excited to be able to once again feature two of the best liberty horse trainers and performers in the world—Guy McLean and Dan James—and also introduce several very special acts and performers that will be new to the Fantasia in Ohio.” The lineup of performers who will take the arena at the Fantasia will include the award-winning Young Guns Equestrian Drill Team, top dressage rider and equestrian entertainer Matt McLaughlin, master dressage and Lusitano trainer Vitor Silva, and the always popular

For all you need to know to attend Equine Affaire—North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering—and the Fantasia, visit Our thanks again to Absorbine® for their continued support of the 2017 Fantasia—Equine Affaire’s musical celebration of the horse.

Knox County Horse Park

PRESIDENT, Janis Constock-Jones; VICE PRESIDENT, Ken Niner; TREASURER, Pam Niner; SECRETARY, Courtney Letts. PHONE, 740/973-3059 WEBSITE,

Alexandria Fairgrounds

Come out and enjoy the day watching Drill Teams from across the U.S. compete!

Gaited Drill Open • Rodeo Drill Open Theme Drill Open • Freestyle Open Freestyle Youth • Freestyle Novice Quadrill Open • Quadrille Youth Quadrille Novice • Impromptu Drill Open

Opening Ceremonies — 9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony — 6 p.m. 10

Tickets for the Fantasia range from $14 to $25, and advance tickets are available online through March 30 at (where you may consult a seating chart and select your seats) or by calling Equine Affaire at 740/845-0085 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern. Tickets ordered by March 22 will be sent through the mail; tickets ordered between March 22 and March 30 will be available for pickup at Will Call at the coliseum before the show. Any tickets not sold in advance will be available for purchase at the Information Booth in the Bricker Building beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 6.

2017 Show Schedule Complete

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Knights of Iceland. “There’s a good chance that Bobby Kerr and his mustangs from Hico, Texas, will steal the show this year,” reported Eugenia Snyder, “We also have a special celebrity horsemanship ‘competition’ in the works featuring Julie Goodnight, Brandi Lyons, Dan James and other top riders. For anyone who loves horses, the 2017 Fantasia will tick all of the boxes from fun and funny to dramatic and moving and remind us once again why we find horses so enchanting.” To facilitate access to the coliseum for the 2017 Fantasia, the doors to the show will open 15 minutes earlier this year—at 6:45 p.m. “The trade show buildings close at 7 p.m., so having the doors to the Fantasia open in advance of closing the trade show will give Fantasia goers the opportunity to easily move from one event building to another and allow more time for everyone to enter the coliseum, grab a snack, and find their seats before the show starts at 7:30,” Eugenia explained.

The Knox County Horse Park is getting excited about our 2017 show schedule. We are still working out a few things with the show, but I am excited to announce our schedule as of now. MAY 13 — Fun show that will begin at 10 a.m. We will also be holding an Open House. We are still working on all of the Open House activities, so continue to watch the Corral and our Facebook page. The rain date for the Fun Show and Open House will be May 20. JUNE 10 — Poker Run, with a rain date of June 17. We have not decided the start time. JULY 9 — Arena Trail Challenge (Obstacle Challenge) will begin at Noon. The rain date will be July 16. AUG. 5 — Cowboys vs Cowgirls Challenge. Continue watching for the start time. AUG. 19 — Benefit Poker Run. Rain date will be Aug. 26. No start time has been set yet. AUG. 20 — Hitch Class which will start at 1 p.m. Rain date of Aug. 27.


SEPT. 9 — Fredericktown Tomato Parade. SEPT. 10 — All Horse Parade. SEPT. 16 — Fun Show, starting at Noon, with a rain date of Sept. 23. SEPT. 30 — Tortoise/Hare Pace event (Hunter/Pace event), starting at 10 a.m. Rain date Oct. 1. OCT. 14 — Copper Horse Crusade Benefit Horse Show. Start time to be announced. OCT. 22 — Halloween Fun Show to start at 1 p.m. Rain date of Oct. 28. Please keep watching the Corral to find out more information on all of our shows. Also you can watch Facebook to see the showbills. We are accepting membership applications. If you need an application you can see me at any meeting or email me at kchpknoxcountyhorsepark@yahoo. com. We have our monthly meetings on the first Saturday of the month. There is a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and meeting to follow at 7 p.m. Please watch Facebook at KCHP (Knox County Horse Park) to see where our monthly meeting will be held. Ride safe and hope to see you all soon, ~Courtney Letts March 2017

Northern Kentucky Horse Network

Looking Forward to 2017 PRESIDENT, Trisha Kremer VICE PRESIDENT, Charles Poppe SECRETARY, Leslie Williamson TREASURER, Judy Arkenau; WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Jim Mayer At the end of January, the NKHN held its annual meeting and dinner. It was held at the Boone County Enrichment Center in Burlington, Ky. Extension Agents, Don Sorrell from Campbell County, Dan Allen from Kenton County, and Jerry Brown from Boone County hosted the afternoon. We are very grateful for their support and guidance to our organization during the year. One hundred sixty-nine members attended the buffet dinner and meeting. The meeting was called to order by our President, Trisha Kremer. Trish talked about our many accomplishments throughout 2016 and looking ahead to 2017. Two scholarships are awarded to the NKHN member who is furthering their education in the equine industry. This year’s recipient of the NKHN scholarship was Hannah Himmelmann. The recipient for the Dave Rust Memorial Scholarship was Megan Caldwell. Congratulations to both of you. Recognition was given to our business sponsors and individual members who step up and provide donations for events throughout the year. We couldn’t do it without them and are so grateful for their commitment. Several of our business sponsors and individual members set up tables to promote and sell their products and services. Thank you vendors for your donation to the door prize pool. Quite a bit of time was spent recognizing all our volunteers, as this organization depends on them and is successful because of them. Special recognition was given to the two recipients with the most volunteer hours: Tammy Tanacea and Mike Davis. NKHN members are encouraged to spend time with their horses and the

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2016 Hours to Ride/Drive Awards went to Charlie Poppe with 1,109 driving hours and Tracey Spenlau for 506 riding hours. Additional recognition was given to others who submitted their hours to ride/drive. We held our election for the 2017 Board of Directors and are pleased to announce Trisha Kremer and Charlie Poppe were re-elected to the Board of Directors. Four new members were elected to the Board of Directors: Tina Caldwell, Monica Egger, Aaron Linkugel, and Mark Voet. They will join current Board members, Judy Arkenau, Jackie Holland and Leslie Rece Williamson. The Board of Directors are elected to a two year term and make a big commitment to the organization. Thanks and appreciation was extended to Harold Lambert, Mark Nicewonder and Buddy Teke who retired from the Board of Directors at the end of 2016. After the business meeting, door prizes were given out. NKHN has an agreement with Valley Vet to receive a percentage from purchases made by its members. This money is held in an account throughout the year. The money earned is then used to purchase prizes and awards for NKHN members. We were able to purchase some very nice door prizes which were handed out to members at this meeting. We also had many donated prizes from our generous sponsors and individual members. Thank you everyone for a successful 2016 and we look forward to 2017. Some upcoming events: MARCH 18: Horse Health Day, Alexandria Fairgrounds. MARCH 25: NKHN Reproductive Clinic, Bridlewood Farm. APRIL 1: NKHN Bomb Proofing Clinic, Halt N Salut Equestrian Center. APRIL 22: NKHN Dressage Schooling Show, Alexandria Fairgrounds. MAY 5-7: Annual Trail Ride, Midwest Trails. MAY 20: NKHN Drill Team Competition, Alexandria Fairgrounds. For additional information contact: or jimmayer@



Northern Ohio Outlaws

Meet Your Directors


by Christy Smiler The 2017 Northern Ohio Outlaw shooting season is right around the corner! I would like to make sure you know who your directors are this year, here is some information they chose to share with you: Rob Bernhardt: NOO Club member since: 2011; Horse’s names: Hanna and Blaze; Shooting level: Mens Level 4. From Rob: This is my second year as a director for the Northern Ohio Outlaws. I grew up showing Appalooses and beef cattle. What I enjoy most about shooting with the club is watching our members have success in cowboy mounted shooting. I also enjoy watching our new members grow and develop their skills. Shelly Butler: NOO Club member since: 2013; Horse’s name: Cobalt; Shooting level: Senior Ladies Level 3. From Shelly: In the past, I started out barrel racing and trail riding. I was also an advisor for a 4-H saddle club for several years and the secretary for the Knox County Equine committee. Currently I work as a waitress/bartender but have had many jobs from a fork lift operator to social/health work. I enjoy getting away with my horse and love the company of other mounted shooters.

Shelly Butler My goal this year is to help new members. Jim Duncan: NOO Club member since: 2012; Horse’s name: Smoke and Star; Shooting level: Senior Mens Level 4. From Jim: My mare Star got me to level 4, now I am working with my new horse Smoke. Hoping we will make a good team. I enjoy working with the Wranglers and training new shooting horses. Janessa Hill: NOO Club member since: 2011; Horse’s name: Fritz; Shooting level: Ladies Level 5. From Janessa: I work for Fin Feather Fur Outfitters in the marketing department. Another joy of shooting is traveling and competing all over the country! My passion is working new horses, shooting rifle, and helping new shooters! I will be graduating in April with a masters of science degree from OU...blessed to have made so many great friends through shooting! Dwayne Joyner: NOO Club member since: 2012; Horse’s name: Rock; Shooting level: Senior Mens Level 2.

Dwayne Joyner From Dwayne: We went to our first shoot about 10 years ago and talked to several of the shooters. The friendly atmosphere struck both my wife and I. We were not lifelong riders, but we were accepted by the club and members fairly quickly. That welcoming atmosphere was the biggest draw for us. I work at Bridgestone and am responsible for the production of Firestone Indycar tires. Chris Kramer: NOO Club member since: 2007; Horse’s name: Tardy’s Top Hat aka Peanut; Shooting level: Ladies Level 4. From Chris: I have been riding and competing with horses all my life. I own and operate CJ Stables. I enjoy competing in cowboy mounted shooting, helping out with new riders/shooters and having fun hanging out with all the friends I have made in this sport. John McElhaney: NOO Club member since: 2009; Horse’s name: Pepper; Shooting level: Mens Level 4. From John: I’m married to the lovely Sandy, we have a son named Wyatt. Started shooting in 2003,

Jim Duncan joined the Northern Ohio Outlaws club in 2009. Vernon Shaw: NOO Club member since: 2010; Horse’s name: Taurus Shining Pistol aka Cat; Shooting level: Senior Mens Level 3. From Vernon: I retired from the Army and had just started riding when I got involved in the sport. It is a lot of fun and the whole family can participate. Speaking of family, my daughter Courtney (17 years old) started as a wrangler riding Annie. She enjoys shooting more for the friends she has made in the club and at competitions. Courtney is a Ladies Level 1. CLUB REMINDERS The awards banquet for 2016 season is being held at the Greenbriar banquet center on March 18, and the club is holding a new shooter clinic on April 22 at Ruggles Arena. For more information you can visit our website at or find us on Facebook Northern Ohio Outlaws CMSA group page.

Indiana Mounted Regulators

Indiana Mounted Regulators Announce Shoot Schedule PRESIDENT, Connie Rickets, VICE PRESIDENT, Marcy Luttrell, SECRETARY, Jonella Beale, TREASURER, Lanae Kline, EMAIL,;WEBSITE, www.

by Connie Rickets The Indiana Mounted Regulators are excited to announce their 2017 shoot schedule! We will be hosting four shoots with added money, to be held under 12

the covered arena at Hoosier Horse Park, located at 7105 S. Kern Street, Edinburgh, Ind. The dates for the shoots are: June 24 and 25, and October 7 and 8. They will also have ‘time only’ runs on the Friday nights before the shoots. Come early and take advantage of the opportunity to get some extra practice in before the shoot, improve your course management, start a new horse, or just for fun! For more information call Connie at 260/668-1770 or Marcy at 765/860-4546. So come on out and shoot with us, or just come to watch Cowboy Mounted Shooting! HORSEMEN’S CORRAL

March 2017


Keeping Paradise Possible

by Robert Eversole and Paradise. For some that’s an image of a tropical beach, for me it’s a dirt trail that twists and meanders to a backcountry camp deep in the wilderness. It’s a quiet solitude punctuated by the peaceful clip clop of hooves and the far scream of an eagle aloft. It’s the sweet perfume of pine on a warm summer day. It’s the companionship of a trusted horse who will faithfully take you home. Unfortunately, in a growing number of cases paradise has padlocks. In only a few short generations we’ve ‘improved’ a lot of backcountry and rural areas into suburbia and shopping malls. Trail closed signs are both dreaded and unfortunately frequently encountered. Least we lose them, we’d better take care of the equine friendly country that remains. Paradise needs protecting. You don’t have to be a trail rider, or even have your own horse, to recognize the importance of conserving horse trails. There are many things that each of us can do to preserve equine trails. Here’s one very easy way to help.

Avoid Wet Trails

I count this under the headings of both good stewardship and good relations with other trail users. Rain will be in the forecast. Throughout the spring season, trails tend to be more saturated and hold more water, sometimes taking days to dry. Simply put, if mud or wet trail is sticking to your shoe or your horse’s shoes, you should turn around. I understand that ‘stuff’ happens. Through either bad circumstance, or poor judgement, we’ve all found ourselves in situations and on trails we shouldn’t have been on. I‘m not here to place blame, or be a trail Nazis, but simply to spread awareness and encourage everyone to be considerate trail users. After all, these are our trails, paid for largely by our tax dollars, donations, and volunteer labor. It’s up to us to protect and sustain them for years to come. 14

Here are two reasons not to ride wet trails. • Ruts Suck—I often hear that ‘wet trails fix themselves’ and ‘horses don’t cause trail damage.’ No and no. Trail damage and erosion that occurs over time from proper use is a different beast than that which occurs because of abuse. Once ruts are formed, they are aggravated by further travel and water, often requiring hours of labor to correct. Also, those trails that we crave are no match for running water which takes the path of least resistance. Ruts create low spots trapping moisture that would otherwise run off the slope, further deepening over time and forming mini canals. Want your trails to look like the Grand Canyon? Neither do I. • Trail Expansion—When trails are wet, and ruts start to form, people and horses naturally tend to veer around them, hence widening what once was a singletrack path. One of the arguments against allowing equestrian access to trails is the damage they do to sensitive environments. When horses stay on a defined path, they cause very little impact. It’s only when riders start cutting corners, riding around wet spots, and forging their own path that such damage occurs. Please help keep singletrack single, and when you encounter wet stretches of trail, please consider the potential consequences of walking around the mud. This is vital not only for trail sustainability, but for ensuring our access as horse and mule riders for years to come. With that said, I know asking everyone to wait until all trails are completely dry before venturing out is about as effective as abstinence only education. No one likes being told what to do, especially equestrians, however, we should take responsibility for our actions and consider the potential impact we are having both now and down the road. Think about it this way: the more time trail crews spend repairing trails, the less time and effort they can allocate towards other improvements. We live during a time when equine trail use is being curtailed. Most Americans live in urban settings, removed from our version of paradise. Most of them don’t understand the importance of conservation, outdoor recreation, and the protection of trails. Please, don’t wait until you’re faced with a crisis before you get involved.

Volunteer with trail projects, join a club that will help protect your trail access, and educate yourself and others on best practices. MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK, KENTUCKY Trailhead Coordinates: 37.204064, -86.136873 mammoth-cave-national-park/

Robert Eversole Collie Ridge Trail. This thoroughfare travels along Collie Ridge and offers access to most of the single track trails within the park.

For those in the know Mammoth Cave National Park is much more than 392 miles of cold, dank underground caverns, it’s also 60 miles of exquisite horseback riding trails for those that choose the sunny side of life. With easy to moderately challenging trails, multiple loop routes, scenic views, babbling brooks, waterfalls, rolling hills and steep ravines, the trails here offer a bit of everything that a trail rider could want.

Riding routes vary from easy 30-minute out and back rides to full-day loop treks of the park. A wonderful ride is a 15-mile loop starting from the First Creek Trailhead, running counterclockwise on the First Creek Trail to the McCoy Hollow Trail and returning to the trailhead via the Wet Prong Trail. This route will take you and

The trails are open year round, with the main riding season typically starting this month and running through November. Footing is predominately native soil, so you’ll see the occasional rocky and muddy sections. Overall, most of the area trails are suitable for the average rider and horse with gently rolling grades. There are four main park trailheads large enough to accommodate a truck and trailer. The Lincoln and First Creek Trailheads are located at the north end of the park boundary and are quite easily accessed. Three Temple Hill and Maple Springs Trailheads are located within the park boundaries and may require just a bit more effort to get into. The main artery of the park’s trail system is a gated and graveled park service road that goes by the name of

your equine partner past scenic bluffs overlooking the Green River, a few cliffs with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and rock faces that beckon for a closer look. Mammoth Cave’s 60-plus miles of horse- and mule-friendly trails means that you can easily spend a week and explore new trails on every day of your visit. Riders who plan on spending more time here should know the equine camping accommodations within the park are limited to just four spots at the somewhat primitive, but very scenic, Maple Springs Campground. Horse campers able to reserve one of these spots will have potable water, chemical toilets, picnic tables and manure pit to enjoy when not on the trail. Riders who are not able to reserve one of the campsites


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Ohio State Buckskin Association

Miniature Horse Classes and Open Horse Classes PRESIDENT, Carmen KellenbargerPorter; VICE PRESIDENT, Ben Grandstaff; SECRETARY, Brianne Mathews; TREASURER, Meg Powell PHONE, 740/403-4551 WEBSITE,

March 15-19 in Milwaukee, Wisc. It’s always a fun time and you learn a lot about our IBHA association. We are so excited about our shows this year we can’t hardly stand it... calling all ICPHA and MVHSA members….we have Open horse classes so we don’t leave anyone out! Mark your calendars and give me a call to reserve your stalls at 740/877-

1910. Our show dates are set, we have June 3-4 at Eden Park in Sunbury Ohio, with ICPHA and July 1-3 at Circle G in Brookville, Ohio, with MVHSA. ANNOUCEMENT PLEASE Drum roll...we have a new queen this year! Her name is Kate Memmen and she can ride like the wind… be sure to stop and talk to her. Kate is very proud to represent OSBA this year and she loves her buckskins. To learn more about Kate she is on our website. Our next meeting will be Saturday, March 25 at Donatos in Delaware, Ohio, I hope to see you there! Give your horse a treat…until next month...

by Carmen Kellenbarger-Porter Buckskins, Duns and Grullas...Oh you own one and would like to join the fun? Look us up, we would love to hear from you. I hear you?...There it is again...the Mini’s are coming, the Mini’s are coming! You heard me right, this year we are excited to offer miniature horse classes so check out the showbills on our website, www. and pass it on to all your mini friends out there! Well, March is finally here and St. Pattys day is right around the corner this March 17 and it is wearin of the green so you can’t say I didn’t warn you! The weather has certainly been fun with its ups and downs. It has been blankets on and blankets off, but I know spring is right around the corner because that groundhog said so. It’s time to get those trailers and trucks ready to hit the road this year. Keep in mind the IBHA convention is

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within the park or who just want a bit more luxury have the option of staying at one of the several private horse camping facilities located just outside the park that offer many more camping spots as well as showers, hot water and covered stalls. Any discussion of Mammoth Cave National Park’s equestrian side would be incomplete without a mention of the Mammoth Cave Back Country Horsemen. A group of volunteer riders who work to help keep the Park trails in good condition and open to equestrian usage. 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. March 2017



Time to Ride Partners with Equine Affaire for Riding Events and More Time to Ride, an initiative to open wider the doors of the horse world to people across the nation, is excited to partner with Equine Affaire at their 55th annual event in Columbus, Ohio, April 6-9. Time to Ride will host a riding session for beginner riders in Cooper Arena at the Ohio Expo Center and a booth in Equine Affaire’s Breed Pavilion to network with equine professionals interested in becoming involved in Time to Ride programs that will help grow their own businesses and the entire horse industry. ‘Newcomer’ horse enthusiasts who have never ridden or are returning to riding will have the opportunity to take a first-time ride to experience first-hand the enjoyment and exhilaration of horseback riding. Newcomer rides will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times: Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, April 8 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, April 9 from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Riders will need to pre-register for their rides at the Time to Ride booth. Additionally, stable managers,

instructors and other horse professionals can visit the Time to Ride booth in the ever-popular Breed Pavilion to learn about opportunities to win cash and prizes and grow their businesses by participating in the Time to Ride Challenge. The Challenge takes place May 1 through Sept. 30, 2017 and is a competition that offers equine professionals the opportunity to grow their business and win cash and prizes by exposing new horse enthusiasts to the joys of the equine industry through beginnerfriendly experiences. The newcomer rides offered at Equine Affaire will act as an example of such outreach activities. Time to Ride spokesperson Christie Schulte shared, “We are excited to join the world-class lineup of equestrian exhibitors, clinicians and entertainers at the 55th Annual Equine Affaire to help connect new enthusiasts with the horse world! We’re also looking forward to meeting local horse professionals and connecting them both to Time to Ride programs that can help them grow their businesses, as well as directly to local enthusiasts seeking a place to

take up riding on a regular basis.” For tickets and information about attending Equine Affaire, visit ( ohio/ohio-attend/ohio-generalinformation/tickets/). For more information about Time to Ride, contact or call 512/591-7811.

The American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance, formed to connect people with horses. It is designed to encourage horseinterested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities. The AHC Marketing Alliance is made up of the following organizations: the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Farnam, Merck, Merial, Morris Media Network Equine Group, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, United States Equestrian Federation, The Right Horse Initiative, and Zoetis. Program Partners are Absorbine, the

American Paint Horse Association, ASPCA, Equibrand, the National Cutting Horse Association, the National Reining Horse Association, Lumina Media, Pyranha Inc., the America’s Mustang Campaign, and Colorado State University Equine Sciences Program.

About the American Horse Council The American Horse Council is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s marketing alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

12x12 Spots: 1 spot: $20 / 2 spots: $35 (tables & chairs provided)

Reserve your spot, call (567) 560-4457 All spots must be reserved in advance. Horse related items only. Spots will not be refunded. Deadline to reserve tables is March 11, 2017

Please RSVP by phone before sending payment! $1.00 Admission — Kids 8 years & under Free! 50/50 RAFFLE! DOOR PRIZES! RAFFLES! FOOD & DRINK AVAILABLE! HEATED BUILDING! (2 Raffles benefit local 4-H Clubs: Richland Co. Barnraisers & Barn Yard Bunch) *All Vendors Receive 1 Raffle Ticket!* 18


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Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

2016 Year End PtHAO Award Winners PRESIDENT, Megan Herner; VICE PRESIDENT, Amy Leibold; SECRETARY, Nancy Bredemeier; TREASURER, Patti Wittensoldner; EMAIL, herner7@yahoo. com; WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, PtHAO-Pinto Horse Association of Ohio

by Amy Leibold On Feb. 11, 2017 the Pinto Horse Association of Ohio held its 2016 Year End Awards Banquet at the Quality Inn & Suites Rain Water Park in Sandusky, Ohio. A great time was had by all in attendance. Congratulations to our Grand and Reserve 2016 winners:

HUNTER TYPE HALTER: Fontana D Mac, Grand Champion; Krymsun And Gold, Reserve Champion. STOCK TYPE HALTER, ALL AGES/ALL SEXES: Ms Impressive Chloe, Grand Champion; Artistic Impressions, Reserve Champion. OVERO COLOR: Good Sultry Time, Grand Champion; Trulee A Macholeaguer, Reserve Champion. TOBIANO COLOR: Artistic Impressions, Grand Champion; Zips Sacred Asset, Reserve Champion. OPEN WESTERN PERFORMANCE: Good Sultry Time, Grand Champion; Other Peoples Money, Reserve Champion.


OPEN ENGLISH PERFORMANCE: Good Sultry Time, Grand Champion; Other Peoples Money, Reserve Champion. PONY/MINIATURE COLOR: The Big Bad Boogey Man, Grand Champion; FWF M and M She Got It All, Reserve Champion. OPEN PONY/MINIATURE: The Big Bad Boogey Man, Grand Champion; FWF M and M She Got It All, Reserve Champion. YOUTH HALTER: Artistic Impressions & Tommy Wells, Grand Champion; No Doubt Im Gorgeous & Megan Leibold, Reserve Champion. YOUTH WESTERN PERFORMANCE 13 & UNDEr: La Bella Luna & Skylar Young, Grand Champion; Im All Jacked Up & Julie Knapp, Reserve Champion. LEADLINE: Fontana D Mac & Rachel Vincent, Grand Champion; Cruzin In A Limo & Sophie Bond, Reserve Champion. AMATEUR HORSE HALTER: Fontana D Mac & Nancy Bredemeier, Grand Champion; Artistic Impressions & Tim Ternes, Reserve Champion (tied); Cashin N My Bank Roll & Malinda Shipman, Reserve Champion (tied). YOUTH ENGLISH PERFORMANCE 13 & UNDER: La Bella Luna & Skylar Young, Grand Champion; Im All Jacked Up & Julie Knapp, Reserve Champion.

AMATEUR WESTERN PERFORMANACE ELITE AMATEUR: Good Sultry Time & Mary Obsorn, Grand Champion; Fontana D Mac & Nancy Bredemeier, Reserve Champion. SENIOR AMATEUR: Vested Sensation & Traci Bousman, Grand Champion; Zips Sacred Asset & Debbie Slocombe, Reserve Champion. JUNIOR AMATEUR: Fantacize Alott & Samantha White, Grand Champion; Rosies Sharper Image & Megan Schott, Reserve Champion.

YOUTH PERFORMANCE 14 TO 18: Not Awarded This Year. YOUTH PONY/MINIATURE: Doughty Valley Beauty & Wyatt Wolery, Grand Champion; Mr Macho Poncho & Kimberly Bowers, Reserve Champion. AMATEUR PONY/MINIATURE: The Big Bad Boogey Man & Julie Bowers, Grand Champion; FWF M and M She Got It All & Cheryl Ann Kratzert-Walls, Reserve Champion.

AMATEUR ENGLISH PERFORMANACE ELITE AMATEUR: Fontana D Mac & Nancy Bredemeier, Grand Champion; Good Sultry Time & Mary Obsorn, Reserve Champion. SENIOR AMATEUR: Vested Sensation & Traci Bousman, Grand Champion; Other Peoples Money & Betty Jo Hickman, Reserve Champion. JUNIOR AMATEUR: Fantacize Alott & Samantha White, Grand Champion; Rosies Sharper Image & Megan Schott, Reserve Champion.

PtHAO 2017 Youth Royalty Contestants.


PtHAO awards presented at the banquet. NOVICE AMATEUR: Krymsun and Gold & Richard Cribbs, Grand Champion; No Doubt Im Gorgeous & Amy Leibold, Reserve Champion. WALK/TROT: Scratch These Odds & Addison Nalle-Icenhour, Grand Champion. WALK/TROT AMATEUR: No Doubt Im Gorgeous & Amy Leibold, Grand Champion.

Our first 2017 show will take place April 15 and 16 at The Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. Visit our website, regarding registration information. Looking forward to a great 2017 show season!

March 2017

Ohio Morgan Horse Association

National Open Barn Day PRESIDENT, Claudia Grimes; VICE PRESIDENT, Louise Fraser; SECRETARY, Lois Magisano; PAST PRESIDENT, Amy Snyder; EMAIL, cowgirlup73@hotmail. com; WEBSITE, www.ohiomorganhorse. com

by Susan Walker Not knowing exactly when in March you might be reading this, I’m going to take a chance and remind everyone about the OMHA Equine Seminars being held on March 20 at the Galaxy in Wadsworth. If the date has already passed, I hope I saw you there. Remember back in December when I was commenting on the OMHA Open Barn Day event and I said, and I quote, “I strongly suspect that this was only the first of many Open Barn Days for the OMHA.” Well, it turns out again that I was thinking on too small of a scale. Turns out that the AMHA was so impressed with the success of our event that they have enlisted our own Sandy Sessink, one of the driving forces behind the Ohio October event, to expand the concept on a national level. I recently read that this national event is scheduled for Oct. 28, 2017 and that Sandy is already compiling a list of the barns wanting to take part. More information on this can be found at the following link: http:// Two of our members, Mike Grimes and Terry Rutledge, both are recovering from recent hernia repair surgery. What are the odds? Well actually, the odds are quite high considering the hundreds of tons of hay these two have lifted, thrown and stacked all of their adult lives and most of their youth. Wishing you a quick and total recovery really soon, you hard-working gentlemen! And to everyone else, remember to lift with your knees. OMHA member, board director

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and past president Amy SnyderMcCartney is involved in an exciting new venture. She is opening a new consignment tack shop, Tack of the Town LLC, in Geauga County. The address is 11253 Kinsman Road, Newbury, Ohio. The grand opening is planned for March 1-5. I’m sure that Amy would be pleased to welcome any and all to her new shop. And this would be a great opportunity to turn some of that not-being-used tack or show clothes that you have sitting around into some spare change. More information can be found on the store’s Facebook page, tackofthetown1/ or at the store’s website, tackofthetownweb@wixsite. com/tackofthetown. Good luck to Amy on her new enterprise! Although I’ve seen postings announcing the birth of a few 2017 Morgan foals, foaling should be starting in earnest this month. Breeding season will also be intensifying. The Buckeye Morgan Horse Sale will be held on March 31 and April 1 this year. I read through the grapevine that there are to be 36 stallions presented on Friday during the annual stallion presentation. This offers breeders a great opportunity to compare prospective sires literally side by side. And even if you never plan to breed a mare, it is an entertaining and educational spectacle seeing so many stallions strutting their stuff. Even though all those stupid groundhogs saw their shadows on Feb. 2, they still can’t stop the days from getting a bit longer day by day. The weather has been crazy in Ohio lately, with freezing temperatures one day and 50 degree days the next. The rain has brought about some flooding and lots of pastures appear to be fields of mud. I don’t have to tell you what this means—shedding season is upon us. Here is a public service announcement…don’t wear lip balm to the barn for the next month or so. But do enjoy the start of spring.



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Facilities • Tie Lines & Tie Stands available. Portable corrals are allowed • 40 Miles of Horse Trails • Horse wash area • Camper dump station • Primitive camping. Showers are available at the KOA.

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• 9 all you can eat home cooked meals • 3 Trail Rides - Friday, Saturday and Sunday • Saturday evening entertainment • Camping • Silent Auction, Raffles, 50/50’s (Awesome stuff you won’t want to miss!!) • Free Giveaways Thursday Night and so much more!!

Where: Tri-County Trail Association 2662 Downing Street SW East Sparta, Ohio 44626 Cost: $85 each. $160 per Couple for weekend package $10 for Trail Challenge $15 for Individual Training Trail Challenge Contact: Cynthia Bauman, Tri-Co 330-323-3559 Todd Salome, OQHA 740-485-8017

More information and reservation form or pay online at

2017 Jim Wells Memorial Trail Challenge Come join us for our Annual Trail Challenge on Saturday! Test you and your horses abilities and go through our challenging trail course. We will have $1000 added monies! Classes for AQHA horses and Non AQHA horses, youth and adults, Beginner, Training and Master classes. All types of horses are welcome to join our Trail Challenge. Only $10 to enter! 22


March 2017

4-Day Event!!

10th Annual OQHA ALL BREED TRAIL RIDE & CHALLENGE Registration Form • June 8-11, 2017

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FREE Special T-Shirt for each full weekend entry that prepays by May 20, 2017! Made just for this event! 50/50 preshrunk T-Shirts! Will not be available at the event. Mark how many in ea. size: ___ SM ___ MD ___ LG ___ XL ____ XXL ___3XL ___4XL

Make checks payable to: TRI-CO. Mail to: 1300 Downing St. SW, East Sparta, Ohio 44626



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Thank you for supporting our 10th Annual OQHA Ride! Your support is helping youth throughout the State of Ohio! Not only are you supporting Tri-County Trail Association but also the OQHA Youth Foundation & all of Ohio’s 4-H Horsemen. Half of all the proceeds from our weekend event will pay out as many $250 Grants to Ohio 4-H horsemen that we can fund. So we hope you share and bring everyone you can this year. We always have a great time and was the largest AQHA Ride in the country last year! So don’t miss out and sign up today! March 2017



A Horse’s Sense of Fairness


oes my horse have a sense of fairness?” Recently, one of my Interactive Academy members asked me this question—a question that no one has ever asked me during my 40 years of teaching people to ride horses. I’ve been working with this rider for a while now. She’s working through my 12-month curriculum with her horse to help improve her own horsemanship, as well as advance her horse’s training. Those endeavors involve improving your own leadership skills. Considering her leadership skills led to the question. So, does a horse have a sense of fairness? Your horse’s point of view, on any given subject may be (and probably is) quite different than your own. What your horse views as unfair treatment may surprise you. But fairness does not exist in a vacuum—it is always relative to other factors. We get caught up in our own, singular point of view, and fail to consider all the factors. What seems perfectly reasonable to us, may be viewed as grossly unfair as another. Leadership is not just about your actions or intentions; it is also about your honesty, integrity and fairness—including admitting your own mistakes and taking responsibility yourself if your followers fall short of your expectations. Authority is not the same as leadership—just because you have authority over others does not mean that they have a desire to follow you or accept you as their leader. Horses most certainly have a sense of fairness, just as they are good judges of leadership and trustworthiness. Because they are herd animals, they are mindful of leadership, hierarchy, rules, and ramifications of behavior. They are instinctively drawn to strong leadership, with a compelling desire to be accepted in a herd and a profound fear of banishment from the herd. Horses thrive when leadership, rules and structure exist and they flail in the absence of it. That’s not to say a horse never does anything wrong or that he would think any discipline was bad. He knows when he is breaking a rule or pushing a boundary and he usually responds well to fair punishment. But when rules are unclear or inconsistently enforced, when you say one thing but then do another, when you inadvertently punish even though no punishment was intended, or when the punishment does not fit the crime, a horse will feel that they are being treated unfairly, and his trust in you diminishes. How would you know if you horse feels like you are treating him unfairly? This is what varies greatly with horses—given his natural temperament, he may react strongly or not at all to any perceived injustice. Reactions from the horse may range from a slight tensing and lifting of the head, to shaking the head, refusals, running through the bridle, crow-hopping, bucking, or shutting down (becoming nonresponsive). Of course, there could be many causes for these type of reactions in a horse, but whenever a horse is frustrated, it’s always important to consider your own actions, and how they may be


viewed by the horse. After all, none of us is a perfect leader for our horses. Here are some common scenarios where I see people treating their horses in ways the horse may consider unfair… UNFAIR TREATMENT #1 Ask him to do something then punish him for doing it: An easy way to test your horse’s sense of fairness is to cue him to canter, then hit him in the mouth with the bit when he does. How he reacts to that will tell you how tolerant he is. This happens far more often than you think, in all levels of riders. Sometimes it’s related to lack of skill; other times it is reactionary—a rider fearful of the canter often snatches the horse up as soon as they respond to the cue. From the horse’s point of view, you asked him to do something then you punished him for doing it. Responses from this kind of conflicting signal can range from a small shake of the head, to crow-hopping, to a refusal to canter for you anymore, to flat-out bucking. But usually it is the horse that is blamed; not fair, nor is it honest, from your horse’s point of view. UNFAIR TREATMENT #2 Asking for one more time: Let’s say you’ve been working on something very challenging for your horse—like jumping gymnastics. Maybe you start with just a few rails up in the line of jump-very-stride obstacles and gradually you add more until it is a very challenging and strenuous exercise. After some stops and starts and failed attempts, your horse finally goes through the full gymnastic correctly. You are thrilled! So what’s the first thing you say? “Let’s do that one more time.” You know what happens next. He’s already given you his best and that wasn’t good enough; now he’s tired and emotionally spent and you ask for more. Things fall apart and what should have been a great training session turns into a salvage effort. Fairness would dictate that you recognized your horse’s best effort and let him rest on that, rather than feed your own greed. UNFAIR TREATMENT #3 Setting the horse up for failure: This is the actually the real, unedited scenario that stimulated the whole discussion on fairness between my Interactive member and myself. “The last time we went to the arena, there were about 15 of us in there at once—usually, I have the place to myself, or maybe one other rider. This was a big test I thought—thinking about how


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March 2017

Michigan Trail Riders Association, Inc.

Equine Affaire and Work Bee Information PRESIDENT, Chuck Fanslow; 1st VICE PRESIDENT, Al Davis; SECRETARY, Kathleen Moss; TREASURER, Mindy Ellis; WEBSITE,; EMAIL, mtra.; PHONE, 989/723-1425

by Jan Wolfin MTRA is going to Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, April 6-9. Board of Director Member, Kim Ross, will be a guest speaker giving her ‘Camping With Your Horse’ clinic a couple times during this event. Dates and times are to be announced later. Keep an eye on the

Notes From Julie Continued from page 24

anxious he was on the first day of the clinic [she’s referring to a clinic she took with me, 6-8 months ago, when he had come uncorked]. He did great! He stayed focused and listening to me. The only negative was when we were done, I loaded him up—no problem. So I decided to practice unloading and loading since we were a little tired and away from home. He decided no. A nearby rider gave me some help. This made me think about fairness. Was it unfair to finish and then ask for more?” Yes, it was unfair. Clearly the horse had given of himself, worked very hard and done the right thing. He had every reason to believe he was done and would receive the kindness of comfort from his leader that he had a right to expect after a job well-done. Instead, he was set up to fail; he was set up to rebel. After all, he had already loaded once without resistance. Was that not what you wanted? Authority should not be exploited. My father often said, “A well-trained horse that trusts you, will jump over a cliff if you ask. But that might be the last time he trusts you and it might be the last time you get to ask.” Does an impatient horse need to learn more patience? Yes. Should we expect perfect patience of him in every situation or at the same level we do another more patient or more experienced horse? No. Should we make him jump through hoops when he is most anxious or most aggravated, just for the sake of seeing him jump through the hoops? No. Should we ALWAYS set him up for success? YES! A good training exercise sets the horse up for the greatest chance March 2017

MTRA Facebook page and website for more details when available. The MTRA booth will also be there all weekend. If you are going to Equine Affaire and would like to help man the booth, contact Kim at 248/7213189 or the Michigan Trail Rider office at 989/723-1425 or mtra. We are hoping to see lots of MTRA members at this event along with making lots and lots of new friends for MTRA. Plans are well underway for the May 6 and 7 work bee. Remember you can earn a day’s free camping for each day you participate in this work bee. Be sure to sign in at the work bee so you get credit for the days that you work. When you register for a ride deduct the days

from your payment and note on your registration form that you are using ‘free work bee ride days’. The MTRA Annual Banquet and Membership meeting is set for March 25 at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, Mich. If you have not yet registered for the banquet, call the MTRA office ASAP. If you cannot attend the meeting you can still get your absentee ballot in. Mail it to the MTRA Office, PO Box 72, Ovid, Michigan 48866 by March 23. Your 2017 membership must be paid in order to vote. Call the office if you have any questions. MTRA thanks Pat Galloup and Carol Hyzer for their years of service on the Board of Directors. Pat and Carol have decided to not run

for another three year term. When you see them at work bees, in trail camp or out on the trail, remember to say “Thank you” to them. They have contributed so much to this Association. Just a few more weeks and the Michigan riding season will be underway. Now is the time to start thinking about getting ready for those long hours in the saddle. Is your rig ready for a haul to northern Michigan? Is your equipment clean and ready for the trail? Are your horse and your body ready for a 25 mile ride? If not, remember to start your conditioning program slow and work up. Let’s all do what we can for a safe and injury free 2017 ride season. Happy Trails!

of success, not throwing challenges at him one after the other with the intent of making him fail. A good leader does not expect his followers to do things beyond their capabilities. Yes, you want to push your followers to be the best they can be, but you cannot make them be something they are not or live up to an unattainable expectation. Everyone wants the feeling of a job well done. If we think our horse may not be capable of giving us what we want in that moment, it’s best not to ask. Do something else instead. Come back later and address it when the chances of success are greater or when you have removed other obstacles. While your expectations should be high, you are not trying to find your horse at fault and it is not about you, but more about what your horse is capable of giving. It’s about asking him to try and then recognizing his try, even when it is not perfect. Every horse is different and what may seem like an awesome response from one horse may be nothing for another horse. It’s good to have high expectations; just remember that expectations lead to disappointment, so make sure your expectations are realistic and attainable. Your horse will rise to your level of expectation, be it high or low. Have high expectations, and recognize your horse’s efforts honestly and fairly. Join the academy and get my oneon-one feedback as you work with your horse: Have a good ride, —Julie Goodnight Trainer and Clinician

horsemanship training with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight has ridden in many different saddles-she’s experienced in dressage and jumping, racing, reining, cow horse, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Goodnight grew up on the hunterjumper circuits in Florida, but is now at home in the West. She and her

husband, Rich Moorhead, live in the mountains in Salida, Colo. Explore her online library and many training videos at http://TV.JulieGoodnight. com; be sure to sign up for the free monthly training news at http:// and subscribe to the free YouTube channel at

Goodnight is the popular RFDTV host of Horse Master airing Monday nights. Goodnight travels the USA sharing her no-nonsense HORSEMEN’S CORRAL


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Corral Calendar Continued from page 26 MARCH 12 — Warren County OHC Great Tack Exchange, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Warren County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, OH. FMI: 513-494-1417, ǁǁǁ͘ŐƌĞĂƩĂĐŬĞdžĐŚĂŶŐĞ͘ǁĞďƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ MARCH 12 — Warren County Mounted Search Team Fundraiser, 11 a.m., Warren County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, OH. FMI: wcmst1@msn. com, www.warrencountymountedsearchteam. D Z , ϭϮ Ͷ ĞĮĂŶĐĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ K, Ͳ Everything Horse Trade Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sherwood VFW, 115 Cedar St., Sherwood, OH. FMI: Michelle Cogswell, 260-445-4240, MARCH 15-19 — World Equestrian Winter Classic V, Roberts Arena, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: 937-382-0985. D Z , ϭϱͲϭϵ Ͷ K^ ͬ/ , ŽŶǀĞŶƟŽŶ͕ Milwaukee, WI. FMI: 740-877-1910. MARCH 17-19 — On The Road’s Half Baked Winter Series, Champions Center, ^ƉƌŝŶŐĮĞůĚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϯϯϬͲϱϵϮͲϱϳϰϱ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ MARCH 18 — Rodeo Run Winter Series Barrel Race, 11 a.m., 11641 Alspach Rd., Canal Winchester, OH. FMI: Andi, 740-975-4019. MARCH 18 — 1 Day Ride-In-Sync Clinic, Terry Myers Training Center, Ostrander, OH. FMI: 740-666-1162, MARCH 18 — Campbell County Kentucky Horse Health Day, 9 a.m., 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976, MARCH 18 — Northern Ohio Outlaws 2016 Awards Banquet, Greenbriar Conference Center, Wooster, OH. FMI:

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ĐĐĞƉƟŶŐ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ Ăůů ĂŐĞƐ ĨŽƌ ƌŝĚŝŶŐ ůĞƐƐŽŶƐ͘ English, Western, Flatwork and Trail. Call for details and pricing!

ϲϴϭϬ ĂƌƌĞƩ ZŽĂĚ ͻ 'ĞŶĞǀĂ͕ KŚŝŽ ͻ ;ϰϰϬͿ ϴϭϯͲϮϱϬϮ ĐŚĞƌϭϵϱϬϭϯΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ ͻ ǁǁǁ͘ƐƉŝŶŶŝŶŐǁŚĞĞůĨĂƌŵŝŶĐ͘ĐŽŵ 28

MARCH 19 — Equine Seminar & Luncheon ŚŽƐƚĞĚ ďLJ KŚŝŽ DŽƌŐĂŶ ,ŽƌƐĞ ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ͕ ϭϬ a.m., The Galaxy Restaurant, Wadsworth, OH. FMI: MARCH 19 — Open Horse Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. MARCH 22 — 2017 Safety & Ethics hosted ďLJ ^ƚĂƌŬ Ž͘ :ƌ͘ &Ăŝƌ ,ŽƌƐĞ ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͕ ϲ͗ϯϬ ƚŽ 9 p.m., R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, Massillon, OH. FMI: starkcountyhorse@gmail. com. MARCH 23-26 — Road To The Horse, Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena, Lexington, KY. FMI: 325-736-5000,, MARCH 23-26— Country Heir, Roberts Arena, 4095 State Route 730, Wilmington, OH. FMI: Frankie Stark, 513-875-3318. MARCH 24-26 — Clinton Anderson Road Clinic: 3 Day Fundamentals, Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA. FMI: 888-287-7432, www. D Z , ϮϰͲϮϲ Ͷ ůƵĞ ZŝďďŽŶ ^ƉƌŝŶŐƟŵĞ ůĂƐƐŝĐ͕ ŚĂŵƉŝŽŶƐ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ^ƉƌŝŶŐĮĞůĚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǀĞƩĞ DŽŽĚLJ͕ ϵϯϳͲϲϮϯͲϳϵϯϰ͕ ďůƵĞƌŝďďŽŶŚƐΛ, MARCH 24-26 — University of Findlay Ranch HOrse Team Ranch Horse Show, 14700 State Route 68, Findlay, OH. FMI: ufranchhorse@, D Z , Ϯϱ Ͷ K^ DĞĞƟŶŐ͕ ϰ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ŽŶĂƚŽƐ͕ Delaware, OH. FMI: 740-877-1910. MARCH 25 — SEBRA Extreme Bulls & Barrels tŝŶƚĞƌ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ͕ ϳ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ 'ĂƌǁŽŽĚ ĂƩůĞ Ž͕͘ >> ͕ 2538 Middleton Rd., Columbiana, OH. FMI: Randy Moore, 330-503-3924. MARCH 25 — Northern Kentucky Horse EĞƚǁŽƌŬ ƋƵŝŶĞ ZĞƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ϭ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ 11698 US Highway 42, Union, KY. FMI: Jackie Holland, 859-816-1095, Haltnsalute@gmail. com. MARCH 25 — Paul Frazer Memorial Combined dĞƐƚ Θ ƌĞƐƐĂŐĞ ŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶ͕ ϴ Ă͘ŵ͘ ƚŽ ϱ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY. FMI: 859231-7066, MARCH 25 — Winter Series Contest Show & Beginner’s Fun Show, Blue Lakes Farm, Newbury, OH. FMI: 440-564-7303, www. MARCH 25 — Buckeye Horse Park 4th Annual Equestrian Exchange Used & New Tack Sale, 9 Ă͘ŵ͘ ƚŽ Ϯ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ƵƐƟŶƚŽǁŶ WůĂnjĂ͕ ƵƐƟŶƚŽǁŶ͕ OH. FMI: Patricia Andio, 330-770-6841. MARCH 25 — Finding Your Balance Clinic, 10 a.m., Sunset Stables & Training Facility, Montrose, PA. FMI: Jenn English, 607-329-6721,

“DE-MYSTIFYING WESTERN DRESSAGE” A fun, affordable clinic for riders and unmounted participants who want to learn the basics about Western Dressage. Sessions to be held around Ohio this spring. Make sure you are on our mailing list by emailing us at


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March 2017

WZ/> ϭϰͲϭϲ Ͷ ϯƌĚ ŶŶƵĂů ZŝĚĞ ĨŽƌ ZĞƐĐƵĞ ĨŽƌ ,ĞĂƌƚ ŽĨ WŚŽĞŶŝdž͕ ůŬŝŶƐ ƌĞĞŬ ,ŽƌƐĞĐĂŵƉ͕ ϮϮϯ dŽǁŶƐŚŝƉ ZĚ͘ Ϯϰϱ ͕ WĞĚƌŽ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ ŚĞĂƌƚŽĨƉŚŽŶĞŝdž͘LJĂƉƐŽĚLJ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϭϰͲϭϲ Ͷ Žůƚ ^ƚĂƌƟŶŐͬ^ƉƌŝŶŐ dƵŶĞ hƉ ŚŽƐƚĞĚ ďLJ ^ŵŽŬĞ ZŝƐĞ ZĂŶĐŚ Θ ZĞƐŽƌƚ͕ EĞůƐŽŶǀŝůůĞ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϳϰϬͲϳϲϳͲϮϲϮϰ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ƐŵŽŬĞƌŝƐĞƌĂŶĐŚΛŐŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ tĂLJŶĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ϵ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϰϮϬϬ KǀĞƌƚŽŶ ZĚ͕͘ Wooster, OH. FMI: Rachael Adamson, 419-606ϵϳϭϮ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ ZŽĚĞŽ ZƵŶ tŝŶƚĞƌ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ ĂƌƌĞů ZĂĐĞ͕ ϭϭ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϭϭϲϰϭ ůƐƉĂĐŚ ZĚ͕͘ ĂŶĂů tŝŶĐŚĞƐƚĞƌ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ŶĚŝ͕ ϳϰϬͲϵϳϱͲϰϬϭϵ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ tŝŶƚĞƌ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ ŽŶƚĞƐƚ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ůƵĞ >ĂŬĞƐ &Ăƌŵ͕ EĞǁďƵƌLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϰϰϬͲϱϲϰͲϳϯϬϯ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ďůƵĞůĂŬĞƐĨĂƌŵ͘ŶĞƚ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ dͲ ŽƵŶƚLJ ϰͲ, ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď͛Ɛ ϮŶĚ ŶŶƵĂů dĂĐŬ ^ǁĂƉ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͘ ƚŽ ϯ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ŵŵĞƌƐŽŶ ,Ăůů͕ Ϯϱϱ ϮŶĚ ^ƚ͘ Et͕ EĞǁ WŚŝůĂĚĞůƉŚŝĂ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ :ĂŶŝĞ sĂŶĚĂƐĚĂů͕ ϯϯϬͲϰϬϳͲϮϰϵϰ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ ZŝĚĞ ǁŝƚŚ dŽŵ WŽŵƉĞŝͬ dŽƵƌŶĂŵĞŶƚƐ͕ , ĂŶĚ W ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ &Ăƌŵ͕ ĞŶƚĞƌǀŝůůĞ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ƚŽŵƉŽŵƉĞŝ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϭϱ Ͷ dŚĞ ĞŶƚƌĂů KŚŝŽ ƌĂŌ ,ŽƌƐĞ ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ͛Ɛ ϭͲ ĂLJ ͞,ĂŶĚƐ KŶ͟ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ϴ͗ϰϱ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ,ĂƌƞŽƌĚ /ŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ƌŽƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ DŝŬĞ͕ ϰϭϵͲϱϲϱͲϯϭϵϳ͘ WZ/> ϭϱͲϭϲ Ͷ WŝŶƚŽ ,ŽƌƐĞ ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ KŚŝŽ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ &ůŝŶŐ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϴ͗ϯϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ŚĂŵƉŝŽŶƐ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ^ƉƌŝŶŐĮĞůĚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ŵLJ >ĞŝďŽůĚ͕ ϰϭϵͲ ϳϬϲͲϲϭϯϱ͕ ůĞŝďŽůĚϭϬϰϯΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ WZ/> ϭϵͲϮϯͶ ŽƵŶƚƌLJ ,Ğŝƌ͕ ZŽďĞƌƚƐ ƌĞŶĂ͕ ϰϬϵϱ ^ƚĂƚĞ ZŽƵƚĞ ϳϯϬ͕ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ &ƌĂŶŬŝĞ ^ƚĂƌŬ͕ ϱϭϯͲϴϳϱͲϯϯϭϴ͘ WZ/> ϮϭͲϮϯ Ͷ tWzZ zŽƵƚŚ ZŽĚĞŽ͕ ƌŽŽŬĞĚ ƌĞĞŬ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ ϰϲϳ ƌŽŽŬĞĚ ƌĞĞŬ Ăŵ ZĚ͕͘ &ŽƌĚ ŝƚLJ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ >Žƌŝ ^ƚŽīĞů͕ ϰϭϮͲϵϳϳͲϬϱϳϴ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ĐƌŽŽŬĞĚĐƌĞĞŬŚŽƌƐĞƉĂƌŬ͘ĐŽŵ͘ APRIL 22 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network Dressage Schooling Show, 9 a.m., 100 &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ ZĚ͕͘ ůĞdžĂŶĚƌŝĂ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ :ŝŵ DĂLJĞƌ͕ ϴϱϵͲϰϵϲͲϰϵϳϲ͕ ũŝŵǁŵĂLJĞƌΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϮ Ͷ tĂLJŶĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď KƉĞŶ WůĞĂƐƵƌĞ WŽŝŶƚ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϰϮϬϬ KǀĞƌƚŽŶ Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Katy Amstutz, 419-651ϳϴϵϮ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ǁĂLJŶĞĐŽƵŶƚLJƐĂĚĚůĞĐůƵď͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϮ Ͷ ϴƚŚ ŶŶƵĂů 'ĂůůŝƉŽůŝƐ ^ŚƌŝŶĞ ůƵď ĞŶĞĮƚ dƌĂŝů ZŝĚĞ͕ ϭϭ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ZŝŽ sĂůůĞLJ ^ƚĂďůĞƐ͕ ZŝŽ 'ƌĂŶĚĞ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ůĂƌĞŶĐĞ ,ŝůů͕ ϳϰϬͲϲϰϱͲ 0343. WZ/> ϮϮ Ͷ ϭϮƚŚ ƋƵŝŶĞ ,ĞĂůƚŚ Θ ,ŽŽĨ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ϵ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ĂŬĂŶ ƌĞŶĂ͕ ĞǀĞƌůLJ͕ ts͘ &D/͗ ϯϬϰͲϲϯϲͲ ϴϯϲϯ͘ WZ/> ϮϮͲϮϯ Ͷ ZĂŶĐŚ ,ŽƌƐĞ WůĞĂƐƵƌĞ ůŝŶŝĐ and Show, Spinning Wheel Farm Inc., 6810 ĂƌƌĞƩ ZĚ͕͘ 'ĞŶĞǀĂ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϰϰϬͲϴϭϯͲ 2502,, www. WZ/> ϮϮͲϮϯ Ͷ Ϯ ĂLJ ŽŶĮĚĞŶĐĞ ƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ dĞƌƌLJ DLJĞƌƐ dƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ KƐƚƌĂŶĚĞƌ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϳϰϬͲϲϲϲͲϭϭϲϮ͕ ǁǁǁ͘dDdƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ ĞŶƚĞƌ͘ com. WZ/> ϮϮͲϮϯ Ͷ ^ƚĞǀĞ >ĂŶǀŝƚ ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ dƵŶĞͲhƉͬZŝĚĞƌ ŽŶĮĚĞŶĐĞ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ,ŝŐŚŐƌŽǀĞ &Ăƌŵ͕ >ĂWŽƌƚĞ͕ /E͘ &D/͗ ϱϳϰͲϯϯϵͲ ϮϬϬϬ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ƐƚĞǀĞůĂŶƚǀŝƚ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> Ϯϯ Ͷ ZĞĂůŝƚLJ ƌĞĂŵƐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ &ĂŝƌĮĞůĚ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ >ĂŶĐĂƐƚĞƌ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ <ĂƌĞŶ ^ĂƌǀĞƌ͕ ϳϰϬͲϯϴϱͲϯϰϯϭ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ƌĞĂůŝƚLJĚƌĞĂŵƐŚŽƌƐĞƐŚŽǁƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> Ϯϯ Ͷ ƋƵŝŶĞ džƚƌĂǀĂŐĂŶnjĂ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͘ ƚŽ ϯ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ůƵĞ >ĂŬĞ &ĂƌŵƐ͕ EĞǁďƵƌLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ŵLJ͕ ϰϰϬͲϰϳϵͲϴϱϬϯ͕ ĐŽǁŐŝƌůƵƉϳϯΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϲͲϮϵ Ͷ ZŝǀĞƌ ZŝĚŐĞ ŚĂƌŝƚLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ KŚŝŽ džƉŽ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ŽůƵŵďƵƐ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ Ăƌď ƵŶŚĂŵ͕ ϳϰϬͲϯϱϮͲϴϱϲϮ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ƌŝǀĞƌƌŝĚŐĞŚƐ͘ŽƌŐ͘

WZ/> ϮϲͲϯϬ Ͷ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ůĂƐƐŝĐ͕ ZŽďĞƌƚƐ ƌĞŶĂ͕ ϰϬϵϱ ^ƚĂƚĞ ZŽƵƚĞ ϳϯϬ͕ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϵϯϳͲϯϴϮͲϬϵϴϱ͘ WZ/> ϮϳͲϯϬ Ͷ WĞƚĞƌ ĂŵƉďĞůů ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ &ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĚǀĂŶĐĞĚ ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ EĞŐůĞLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϯϬϳͲϯϮϮͲϰϰϳ͕ ƚƌĐΛǁŝůĚďůƵĞ͘ ŶĞƚ͕ ǁǁǁ͘WĞƚĞƌ ĂŵƉďĞůů,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϳͲϯϬ Ͷ ZŽůĞdž <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ dŚƌĞĞͲ ĂLJ ǀĞŶƚ͕ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ >ĞdžŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϴϱϵͲ ϮϯϯͲϮϯϲϮ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ƌŬϯĚĞ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϮϵ Ͷ dĂĐŬ ^ĂůĞ͕ &ŝĞůĚƐƚŽŶĞ &Ăƌŵ͕ ϭϲϰϵϳ ^ŶLJĚĞƌ ZŽĂĚ͕ ŚĂŐƌŝŶ &ĂůůƐ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϰϰϬͲ ϳϬϴͲϬϬϭϯ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ĮĞůĚƐƚŽŶĞĨĂƌŵƚƌĐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϯϬ Ͷ DY,z ^ƉĂƌƚĂŶ ^ƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌ͕ D^h WĂǀŝůŝŽŶ͕ ĂƐƚ >ĂŶƐŝŶŐ͕ D/͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ ŵŝƋƵĂƌƚĞƌŚŽƌƐĞ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϯϬ Ͷ ϴƚŚ ŶŶƵĂů ŽǁďŽLJ hƉ &Žƌ sĞƚƐ͕ t ZĂŶĐŚ͕ ^ǁĂŶƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ :ƵĚLJ ^ŚĂĨĞƌ͕ ƐŚĂĨĞƌũƵĚLJΛǁŝŶĚƐƚƌĞĂŵ͘ŶĞƚ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϯϬ Ͷ 'ƌĞĂƚ >ĂŬĞƐ ƌĞĂ ƌŝǀŝŶŐ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ ƌŝǀŝŶŐ dƌŝĂů͕ tŝŶĚLJ <ŶŽůů &Ăƌŵ͕ ^ƵůůŝǀĂŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ^ƚĂĐĞLJ 'ŝĞƌĞ͕ ϰϰϬͲϮϵϮͲϳϭϵϴ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϮϵ Ͷ tĂLJŶĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď KƉĞŶ ŽŶƚĞƐƚ &ƵŶ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϳ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ĂŶĚ KƉĞŶ ŽŶƚĞƐƚ WŽŝŶƚ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϰϮϬϬ KǀĞƌƚŽŶ ZĚ͕͘ tŽŽƐƚĞƌ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ >ĞĂŶŶĞ >ŽƵŝǀĞ͕ ϯϯϬͲϴϰϰͲϰϬϰϭ ;&ƵŶ ^ŚŽǁͿ Žƌ ZĂĐŚĞů ĚĂŵƐŽŶ͕ ϰϭϵͲϲϬϲͲϵϳϭϮ ; ŽŶƚĞƐƚͿ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ǁĂLJŶĞĐŽƵŶƚLJƐĂĚĚůĞĐůƵď͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> ϮϴͲϯϬ Ͷ Z^dW ZĂŶĐŚ ^ŽƌƟŶŐ Θ WĞŶŶŝŶŐ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ͕ ƌŽŽŬĞĚ ƌĞĞŬ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ &ŽƌĚ ŝƚLJ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ :ƵůŝĞ͕ ϰϭϮͲϱϳϲͲϯϴϴϲ͕ ƐŽƌƚĂŶĚƉĞŶΛŐŵĂŝů͘ ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ĐƌŽŽŬĞĚĐƌĞĞŬŚŽƌƐĞƉĂƌŬ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> Ϯϵ Ͷ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ĂůĞ͕ dŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽĨ &ŝŶĚůĂLJ tĞƐƚĞƌŶ ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ WƌŽŐƌĂŵ͕ ϭϰϳϬϬ h^ ZƚĞ͘ ϲϴ͕ &ŝŶĚůĂLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ ĮŶĚůĂLJĞƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĞǀĞŶƚƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘

WZ/> Ϯϵ Ͷ KƉĞŶ &ƵnjnjLJ͕ &ƵŶ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ &ĂŝƌĮĞůĚ Ž͘ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ϭϱϳ ĂƐƚ &Ăŝƌ ǀĞ͕͘ >ĂŶĐĂƐƚĞƌ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ŚƌŝƐ͕ ϵϯϳͲϮϭϴͲϬϲϴϰ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ƐŽƋƉĂ͘ĐŽŵ͘ WZ/> Ϯϵ Ͷ ŽǁďŽLJƐ Θ ŶŐĞůƐ ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϰ͗ϯϬ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ DĂĚŝƐŽŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ϯϮϯϳ /ƌǀŝŶ ZĚ͕͘ ZŝĐŚŵŽŶĚ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϲϬϲͲϯϴϲͲϭϲϬϴ͕ ĮŶĚ ƚŚĞŵ ŽŶ &ĂĐĞŬ͘ APRIL 29-30 — Ashland Paint & Plain ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď KƉĞŶ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϵ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ƐŚůĂŶĚ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ƐŚůĂŶĚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ^ƚĞǀĞŶ ͞ ŚƵŶŬ͟ tĂƩƐ͕ ϯϯϬͲϯϭϳͲϬϵϰϱ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ WZ/> ϯϬ Ͷ ϱƚŚ ŶŶƵĂů ,ŽƌƐĞ Θ ZŝĚĞƌ KƉĞŶ ϰͲ, ^ŚŽǁ͕ ^ŽŵĞƌƐĞƚ ^ĂĚĚůĞ ůƵď 'ƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ĂŬĞƌƐǀŝůůĞ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ DĂŶĚLJ͕ ϳϮϰͲϯϯϭͲϲϯϵϮ͕ ĚĞĨĂƌŵΛůŚƚƌŽƚ͘ĐŽŵ͘

D z ϮϬϭϳ D z ϰͲϲ Ͷ <D^, ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ^ŚŽǁ͕ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ >ĞdžŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϴϱϵͲϮϮϱͲϱϲϳϰ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ŬŵƐŚĂ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϰͲϳ Ͷ ϮϬϭϳ /,^ EĂƟŽŶĂů ŚĂŵƉŝŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͕ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ >ĞdžŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϯϭϱͲ ϲϴϮͲϭϵϯϯ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ŝŚƐĂŝŶĐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϱͲϳ Ͷ ŽǁŐŝƌůƐ ĂŶĚ 'ƵŶƐ͕ ϳ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ tĂLJŶĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ϭϵϵ sĂŶŽǀĞƌ ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͕ Wooster, OH. FMI: 330-466-1625, nooutlaws@, D z ϱͲϳ Ͷ EŽƌƚŚĞƌŶ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ EĞƚǁŽƌŬ ĞƌďLJ ĂLJ tĞĞŬĞŶĚ͕ ŶŶƵĂů dƌĂŝů ZŝĚĞ͕ DŝĚǁĞƐƚ dƌĂŝů ZŝĚĞ͕ EŽƌŵĂŶ͕ /E͘ &D/͗ ϴϭϮͲϴϯϰͲ 6686.

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Hosted by Rio Valley Stables, Rio Grande, Ohio (Formerly known as The Bob Evans Farms Stables)

APRIL 22, 2017 Ride out at 11 a.m. from Rio Valley Stables at Rio Grande, Ohio

ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE GALLIPOLIS SHRINE CLUB Concessions will be available on the grounds

FOOD — PRIZES — FUN FOR ALL TRAIL CLASS COMPETITION 1st Place - $250.00 2nd Place - $100.00 3rd Place - $50.00


Photographer will be on the grounds. Please, no dogs or alcohol. Appropriate conduct is expected. All riders must sign a waiver of liability. Not responsible for accidents.

ALSO: Horses for rent at Rio Valley Stables. Call Patti Slayton, (740) 645-2352


(limited number of horses available)

For More Information Clarence Hill (740) 645-0343 or Patti Slayton (740) 645-2352 29

Corral Calendar Continued from page 29 MAY 5-7 — Friday Night Fun Shoot & Club Shoot, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, OH. FMI: MAY 5-7 — Foothills Horse & Pony Assoc. Game & Pleasure Sure, Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd., Ford City, PA. FMI: Hope Dailey, 724-664-2410, www. MAY 6 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Point Show, 10 a.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Katy Amstutz, 419-6517892, MAY 6 — JHP Obstacle Challenge, 8:30 a.m., Jemily Horse Park, 6999 Oakhill Ave. NE, Alliance, OH. FMI: Helga, 330-829-3841, www. MAY 6 — Reality Dreams Horse Show, &ĂŝƌĮĞůĚ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ >ĂŶĐĂƐƚĞƌ͕ K,͘ FMI: Karen Sarver, 740-385-3431, www. D z ϲ Ͷ :ĂĐŬƉŽƚ ƌĞƐƐĂŐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϴ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ĚĞŶ WĂƌŬ ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ ŽŵƉůĞdž͕ ^ƵŶďƵƌLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ďƵĐŬĞLJĞĞƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĞǀĞŶƚƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ MAY 6 — Dutch Harness & Friesian Horse Sale, Dƚ͘ ,ŽƉĞ ƵĐƟŽŶ͕ ϴϬϳϲ ^Z Ϯϰϭ͕ DŝůůĞƌƐďƵƌŐ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ dŚƵƌŵĂŶ͕ ϯϯϬͲϲϳϰͲϲϭϴϴ͕ ƚŚƵƌŵĂŶΛ ŵƚŚŽƉĞĂƵĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ŵƚŚŽƉĞĂƵĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϲ Ͷ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ĞƌďLJ͕ ŚƵƌĐŚŝůů ŽǁŶƐ͕ >ŽƵŝƐǀŝůůĞ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϱϬϮͲϲϯϲͲϰϰϬϬ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ŬĞŶƚƵĐŬLJĚĞƌďLJ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϲ Ͷ WŽƌƚĂŐĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ ϰͲ, dĂĐŬ ^ǁĂƉ͕ ϵ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ WŽƌƚĂŐĞ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ϰϮϭϱ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚ ZŽĂĚ͕ ZĂŶĚŽůƉŚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϯϯϬͲϳϭϱͲϮϯϱϳ͘ D z ϲ Ͷ ZƵŶŶŝŶŐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ZĂŶĐŚ ϮϬϭϳ KƉĞŶ WĂLJďĂĐŬ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϭϭ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϭϲϯ ZƵŶŶŝŶŐ ,ŽƌƐĞ >ĂŶĞ͕ &ƌĂŶŬůŝŶ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ ϴϭϰͲϰϯϳͲϱϳϱϳ͘

MAY 6-7 — Clinton Anderson’s Walkabout Tour, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Farm Show Complex, Harrisburg, PA. FMI: 888-287-7432, www. D z ϲͲϳ Ͷ KƩĂǁĂ ŽƵŶƚLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ &ŽƵŶĚĂƟŽŶ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ &ƵnjnjLJ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ KƩĂǁĂ Ž͘ Fairgrounds, Oak Harbor, OH. FMI: Brianne Mathews, 419-707-0398, briannemathews@, D z ϲͲϳ Ͷ KƉĞŶ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ t ZĂŶĐŚ͕ ^ǁĂŶƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ tĞŶĚLJ͕ ϰϭϵͲϱϵϰͲϮϵϲϴ͕ ƐƚĞƉŚĞLJΛƚĚƐ͘ŶĞƚ͘ D z ϲͲϳ Ͷ ^ƚĞǀĞ >ĂŶƚǀŝƚ ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ dƌĂŝů KďƐƚĂĐůĞ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ,ŝŐŚŐƌŽǀĞ &Ăƌŵ͕ >ĂWŽƌƚĞ͕ /E͘ &D/͗ ϱϳϰͲϯϯϵͲϮϬϬϬ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ƐƚĞǀĞůĂŶƚǀŝƚ͘ĐŽŵ͘ MAY 7 — All Breed Contest Show, 1 p.m., ^ƉŝŶŶŝŶŐ tŚĞĞů &Ăƌŵ͕ /ŶĐ͕͘ ϲϴϭϬ ĂƌƌĞƩ ZĚ͕͘ Geneva, OH. FMI: 440-813-2502, cher195013@, D z ϳ Ͷ ϮϬϭϳ ^Ƶŵŵŝƚ ŽƵŶƚLJ KƉĞŶ ^ŚŽǁ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ͕ ϵ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ϮϮϵ ĂƐƚ ,ŽǁĞ ǀĞ͕͘ dĂůůŵĂĚŐĞ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ^ĂŵĂŶƚŚĂ͕ ϯϯϬͲϵϱϴͲϬϬϮϳ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ƐƵŵŵŝƚĐŽƵŶƚLJƐĂĚĚůĞŚŽƌƐĞ͘ŽƌŐ͘ D z ϳ Ͷ KƉĞŶ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ůƵĞ >ĂŬĞƐ &Ăƌŵ͕ EĞǁďƵƌLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϰϰϬͲϱϲϰͲϳϯϬϯ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ďůƵĞůĂŬĞƐĨĂƌŵ͘ŶĞƚ͘ MAY 7— Cochranton Community Horse Show, ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ŽĐŚƌĂŶƚŽŶ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ŽĐŚƌĂŶƚŽŶ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ &ŝŶĚ ƚŚĞŵ ŽŶ &ĂĐĞŬ͗ ŽĐŚƌĂŶƚŽŶ Horse Show. D z ϭϬͲϭϰ Ͷ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ <ĞŶƚƵĐŬLJ ,ŽƌƐĞ WĂƌŬ͕ >ĞdžŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ <z͘ &D/͗ ϴϱϵͲ ϮϯϯͲϬϰϵϮ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ŬĞŶƚƵĐŬLJŚŽƌƐĞƐŚŽǁƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘ MAY 11-14 — All American Youth Horse Show, KŚŝŽ džƉŽ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ ŽůƵŵďƵƐ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ϲϭϰͲϲϮϬͲ ϵϳϴϰ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ĂĂLJŚƐŚŽǁ͘ĐŽŵ͘

MAY 12 — Wayne County Saddle Club Open Contest Fun Show, 7 p.m., 4200 Overton Rd., Wooster, OH. FMI: Leanne Louive, 330-8444041, D z ϭϮͲϭϯ Ͷ dĂĐŬ Θ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ĂůĞ͕ Dƚ͘ ,ŽƉĞ ƵĐƟŽŶ͕ ϴϬϳϲ ^Z Ϯϰϭ͕ DŝůůĞƌƐďƵƌŐ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ dŚƵƌŵĂŶ͕ ϯϯϬͲϲϳϰͲϲϭϴϴ͕ ƚŚƵƌŵĂŶΛ ŵƚŚŽƉĞĂƵĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ŵƚŚŽƉĞĂƵĐƟŽŶ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϭϮͲϭϰ Ͷ ĞŶƚƌĂů KŚŝŽ ZĞŝŶŝŶŐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ZĞŝŶ Žƌ ^ŚŝŶĞ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ͕ &ŝŶĚůĂLJ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ &ŝŶĚůĂLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ dŽĚĚ <ŶĞƌƌ͕ ϲϭϰͲ ϳϳϴͲϱϭϯϮ͕ ƚĂŬŶĞƌƌΛĂƩ͘ŶĞƚ͘ D z ϭϮͲϭϰ Ͷ Z^dW ZĂŶĐŚ ^ŽƌƟŶŐ Θ WĞŶŶŝŶŐ Series, Crooked Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd., Ford City, PA. FMI: Julie, 412576-3886, MAY 13 — Fun Show & Open House, 10 a.m., Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Rd., Mt. Vernon, OH. FMI: www.knoxcountyhorsepark. com. D z ϭϯ Ͷ tŝŶƚĞƌ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ ŽŶƚĞƐƚ ^ŚŽǁ Θ ĞŐŝŶŶĞƌ͛Ɛ &ƵŶ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ůƵĞ >ĂŬĞƐ &Ăƌŵ͕ EĞǁďƵƌLJ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ďůƵĞůĂŬĞƐĨĂƌŵ͘ŶĞƚ͘ D z ϭϯ Ͷ ŽŽŬ &ŽƌĞƐƚ ŶŶƵĂů ,ŽƌƐĞ Θ dĂĐŬ ^ĂůĞ͕ ϭϲϲϭ ^ĐŽƩ ƌŝǀĞ͕ ůĂƌŝŽŶ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ D z ϭϯ Ͷ >ƵŬĞ ZĞŝŶŚŽůĚ ,ŽƌƐĞŵĂŶƐŚŝƉ ůŝŶŝĐ͕ ϭϬ Ă͘ŵ͕͘ ^ƵŶƐĞƚ ^ƚĂďůĞƐ Θ dƌĂŝŶŝŶŐ &ĂĐŝůŝƚLJ͕ DŽŶƚƌŽƐĞ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ :ĞŶŶ ŶŐůŝƐŚ͕ ϲϬϳͲϯϮϵͲϲϳϮϭ͕ ƐƵŶƐĞƚƐƚĂďůĞƐĂŶĚƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϭϯͲϭϰ Ͷ ^, K ŶŶƵĂů ^ŚŽǁ͕ ƐŚůĂŶĚ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ϮϬϰϮ ůĂƌĞŵŽŶƚ ǀĞ͕͘ ƐŚůĂŶĚ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ŽŚŝŽƐĂĚĚůĞďƌĞĚ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϭϯͲϭϰ Ͷ dŚĞ ŚĂůůĞŶŐĞ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ďLJ ^KY, ͕ tŽƌůĚ ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ŵĂƌŬŚĂƌƌĞůůŚŽƌƐĞƐŚŽǁƐ͘ĐŽŵ͘

MAY 14 — Mother’s Day Carriage Rides, 11 a.m. to dusk, Geneva State Park, OH. FMI: Spinning Wheel Farm, Inc., 440-813-2502, cher195013@, www.spinninghwheelfarminc. com. D z ϭϰ Ͷ dƌŝƉůĞ ,ĞĂƌƚ ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ ĞŶƚĞƌ KƉĞŶ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ϮϰϬϳϯ :ŝŵ dŽďŝŶ >ĂŶĞ͕ ĂŵďƌŝĚŐĞ ^ƉƌŝŶŐƐ͕ W ͘ &D/͗ ŵĂŶĚĂ >Ğ^ƵĞƌ͕ ϴϭϰͲ ϱϳϯͲϳϭϲϯ͕ ĂĂůĞƐƵĞƌΛLJĂŚŽŽ͘ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ ƚƌŝƉůĞŚĞĂƌƚĞƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶĐĞŶƚĞƌ͘ǁĞĞďůLJ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϭϲͲϮϭ Ͷ DĂLJ ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ZŝĚĞ ĨĞĂƚƵƌŝŶŐ :ŽŚŶ >LJŽŶƐ͕ ŽŽŬ &ŽƌĞƐƚ ^ĐĞŶŝĐ dƌĂŝůƌŝĚĞ͕ ƵĚĞ ZĂŶĐŚ͕ ,ŽƌƐĞ ĂŵƉŐƌŽƵŶĚ͕ ϭϲϲϭ ^ĐŽƩ ƌŝǀĞ͕ ůĂƌŝŽŶ͕ PA. FMI: D z ϭϳͲϮϭ Ͷ ^KY, ͞dŚĞ DĂĚŶĞƐƐ͕͟ tŽƌůĚ ƋƵĞƐƚƌŝĂŶ ĞŶƚĞƌ͕ tŝůŵŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ǁǁǁ͘ ƐŽƋŚĂ͘ĐŽŵ͘ D z ϭϵ Ͷ DŝŶŝ ,ŽƌƐĞ Θ ŽŶŬĞLJ ^ŚŽǁ͕ ƌŽŽŬĞĚ Creek Horse Park, 467 Crooked Creek Dam Rd., Ford City, PA. FMI: Heidi Cole, 724-822-8413, D z ϭϵͲϮϭ Ͷ 'ƌĞĂƚ >ĂŬĞƐ ƌĞĂ ƌŝǀŝŶŐ ^ĞƌŝĞƐ ƌŝǀŝŶŐ dƌŝĂů͕ tŝŶĚLJ <ŶŽůů &Ăƌŵ͕ ^ƵůůŝǀĂŶ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ^ƚĂĐĞLJ 'ŝĞƌĞ͕ ϰϰϬͲϮϵϮͲϳϭϵϴ͘ D z ϭϵͲϮϭ Ͷ DŝĐŚŝŐĂŶ ƉƉůĞ ůŽƐƐŽŵ ůĂƐƐŝĐ ,ŽƌƐĞ ^ŚŽǁ͕ D^h WĂǀŝůŝŽŶ͕ ĂƐƚ >ĂŶƐŝŶŐ͕ D/͘ &D/͗ DĂƌŬ ZƵƐƐĞůů͕ ϱϭϳͲϲϱϱͲϰϳϭϮ͕ ƌƚƌĂŝŶĐƚΛĂŽů͘ ĐŽŵ͕ ǁǁǁ͘ƌƵƐƐĞůůƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐĐĞŶƚĞƌ͘ĐŽŵ͘ MAY 20 — Northern Kentucky Horse Network /ŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂů ƌŝůů dĞĂŵ ŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶ ^ŚŽǁ͕ 9:30 a.m., 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY. FMI: Jim Mayer, 859-496-4976, jimwmayer@ D z ϮϬ Ͷ KƉĞŶ ^ƉĞĞĚ ^ŚŽǁ ĞŶĞĮƚ ĨŽƌ 'ƌĂĐŝĞ 'ŝůĞƐ͕ ϭϮ Ɖ͘ŵ͕͘ ,ƵƌŽŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽƵŶĚƐ͕ EŽƌǁĂůŬ͕ K,͘ &D/͗ ĂƌŽů͕ ϰϭϵͲϲϴϭͲϬϭϲϴ͘

NORTHERN KENTUCKY HORSE NETWORK — 2017 EVENTS MARCH 18: HORSE HEALTH DAY, 9 a.m. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY Contact: Jim Mayer, (859) 496-4976 or

MARCH 25: NKHN REPRODUCTIVE CLINIC, 1 p.m. Bridlewood Farm, 11698 US Highway 42, Union, KY Contact: Jackie Holland, (859) 816-1095 or

APRIL 1: NKHN BOMB PROOFING CLINIC, 9 a.m. Clinician: Holly Williamson Halt N Salut Equestrian Center, 205 Bracht Piner Rd., Walton, KY Contact: Jim Mayer, (859) 496-4976 or

APRIL 22: NKHN DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW, 9 a.m. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY Contact: Jim Mayer, (859) 496-4976 or

MAY 5-7: NKHN DERBY DAY WEEKEND ANNUAL TRAIL RIDE Midwest Trail Ride, Norman Indiana ŽŶƚĂĐƚ DŝĚǁĞƐƚ dƌĂŝů ZŝĚĞ ƚŽ ŵĂŬĞ ƌĞƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƐ ;ϴϭϮͿ ϴϯϰͲϲϲϴϲ

MAY 20: NKHN INTERNATIONAL DRILL TEAM COMPETITION All teams are welcome! Starts at 9:30 a.m. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY Contact: Jim Mayer, (859) 496-4976 or

JULY 29: NKHN ALL BREED OPEN HORSE SHOW, 9:30 a.m. Alexandria Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Rd., Alexandria, KY Contact: Jim Mayer, (859) 496-4976 or

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March 2017

District One National Show Horse Association

Save The Date May 21 — Multidisciplinary Horse Show Tune Up Clinic at Buckeye Horse Park PRESIDENT, Jane Malmsberry; VICE PRESIDENT, Jan Passell; SECRETARY, Kristin Detwiler; TREASURER, Barb Wright; EMAIL, barbwright4100@gmail. com. FACEBOOK, www. DONSHA

requirements for State Fair. The fee per test will be $10. One of our ways to raise funds is putting on Night at The Races. On March 4 we are doing one for the Northwest FOP Lodge #123 and

FOPA #68 at the Silver Springs lodge in Stow, Ohio. If you would like to attend this Night At The Races or see what we do call Patti Cook at 330/650-6248. If you would like to help DONSHA

continue supporting other equine groups with clinics and educational opportunities you could join our club; collect Nutrena feed tags; or donate items we can give away or raffle at our venues.

by Barb Wright DONSHA in partnership with North East Ohio Arabian Horse Association and Buckeye Horse Park Association is sponsoring a clinic for all breeds and all riders of any age to spend the day with trainers to help you have a successful and fun show season. Look for our flyer at www. as well as on Facebook. Small group instruction will be given in 45 minute sessions for both beginner and advanced levels in the following: walk/trot (English and western); dressage (classical and western); showmanship; hunt seat; saddleseat; sidesaddle; western; as well as ranch pleasure, rail and trail. You may bring more than one horse as stalls will be available at $5 per stall. If you clean your stall and it is checked this fee will be refunded. The cost to attend will be $20 for three sessions and auditing will be free. There will be breakfast and lunch available on the grounds. For more information call Lorraine L. at 330/285-2902 or Barb W. at 330/549-2636. Preregistration will be due May 1 and you will sign up for your sessions at this time. The trainers/judges who will be helping have graciously volunteered their time. Don’t forget we are also collaborating with Buckeye Horse Park Association and the Mahoning Saddlehorse Committee to offer an Open Dressage Show June 18 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Classical and western dressage tests are offered and the show is open to all riders at all levels. The judge we hired is Karla Forrer from Wooster, Ohio. This show will also meet the PAS

March 2017



Ride In Sync

Riding with Realistic Expectations by Terry Myers So many problems occur when people have unrealistic expectations of their horse. They may not realize how complex something is for a horse to learn, they may not understand how a horse learns or they may not realize that they don’t fully understand how to train their horse to do an expected move. How do you know when you have realistic expectations of your horse and yourself? Let me ask another question…do you think it is possible to improve a horse’s skills/ knowledge by 1 percent per ride? If you say yes, are your absolutely sure? If you still answer yes, I want to hire you because that means you can have a horse 100 percent trained in 100 rides. It can’t be done. Neither horse nor rider is ever 100 percent trained. To be more specific, a horse is just getting started after 100 rides. There are two basic types of horses when it comes to training; those with baggage (bad habits to unlearn

before they can learn good habits) versus those who are blank slates (don’t know much of anything). The baggage horses have problems, usually made by people, to unlearn before they can be retrained. More specifically, the bad habits don’t go away, they are replaced with good habits. The bad habits are still in the horses’ memory, which is why it is easy to slip back into bad habits. With both people and horses it is much harder to forget the bad habits than it is to learn new ones. It takes a lot longer to undo issues and retrain. Blank slate horses may learn faster, but may have a lot more things to learn. They may also have to learn to work and develop a work ethic, if they have never had to work. Another huge unrealistic expectations issue is ‘green on green.’ There is the train of thought that the young novice rider should get a young horse so they can ‘grow together.’ If you are a novice and buying a horse for your child and someone says this, walk away—

quickly! Just say no! In over 40 years of riding, I’ve only seen the green rider and young horse combination work well one time. A lady brought a 3 year old horse to me for one month of training. The horse, very smart and mild mannered, was easy to break to ride. I was able to accomplish a lot with the gelding in a month. The owner had low expectations and a confident personality. These two got along great and did very well together. This is the only time I’ve seen green on green really work. In considering that horses weigh over 1000 pounds, but yet can be lightening quick, bad things can happen in seconds. As the saying goes, green on green makes black and blue. Buy a horse with at least more skills as yourself, unless you have the skills to teach your horse and are willing to invest in resources (training/lessons/clinics) to help you develop yourself and your horse. Having realistic riding goals is important with each ride. Horses, like people, have good days and bad days. If you start out a ride with the intention of accomplishing a specific goal and find that you are having issues, perhaps your goal is too rigid and not realistic. Or you need to figure out a different way of communicating. Or you need to back up to a smaller goal. If you get into a fight with your horse, back way up to basic things that they know how to do so you can end your ride on a positive note. In team athletics like football or basketball, the teams that are consistently most successful are those that excel at the basics. The same can be said for riding. If you and your horse do not have good basic riding skills, you have nothing to come back to. If your horse does not have basic training, you don’t have anything to come back to either. For example: when I am at a horse expo and my horse sees something which scares him, something that he may never have seen before such as a six horse hitch that comes thundering out of an arena, I ask my horse to do basic maneuvers that he knows how to do. This helps him focus on me and do something he is confident doing, rather than the object that he thinks is about to kill him. I step back to basics with my horse. Don’t forget your own skills. We have talked a lot in this article

Terry Myers about the horse’s skills, but don’t forget your own. You can’t expect your horse to have skills if you don’t have the riding skills which allows your horse to perform. Be sure to invest in developing your skills and knowledge, so you can make the most of your horse’s skills and knowledge. I think I am a better trainer than I was five years ago, the horses ridden have taught me new some training skills. There is always more to learn. Most importantly, be patient with yourself and your horse. When you are working with your horse, you are on his timeframe, not yours. Be on horse time, not human time! Your training progresses only as your horse learns and is ready to progress. Patience will help you to develop realistic expectations. When you are struggling with something, step back to the basics, then take a break and go do something fun with your horse. As well, if you haven’t ridden your horse in months, don’t expect him to perform at the same level he did last time you rode him. One last comment to remember when you and your horse are having trouble…Lower Your Expectations to Lower Your Frustrations! Terry Myers is a national clinician and champion horse trainer with a depth of knowledge developed from over 45 years in the horse industry. Myers has been a popular clinician at multiple expos in the U.S. and Canada. To learn more about Myers’ Ride-In-Sync Horsemanship methods as well as clinic and training services available, visit Myers at and on Facebook.

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A Horse, of Course

In Defense of the Horse by Don Blazer Not all horse trainers are good, and not all are bad, but all get blamed at one time or another for something they have no control over—the horse which simply can’t win in the show ring or at the track. Some horses lack good conformation, or smooth gaits, talent or speed. The owner may not believe it, but it is true. The trainer tries hard, does everything he possible can, asks advice, works long hours, but still the horse can’t win. Is it the trainer’s fault? Sometimes, but only now and then. When a person buys a horse, he’s full of excitement, blind love, and the expectation of wonderful things. That’s great. That’s the way owning a horse should feel, but there must come a time when the owner has to face facts. “Most owners,” a Thoroughbred race trainer once observed, “think any horse they purchase will automatically run faster simply because it now belongs to them. And that is not realistic.” Some trainers will improve a horse’s ability to run. Some will improve a horse’s performance in the show ring. And, some will jeopardize the horse’s chances. That’s true, and that’s what makes the fine line which separates the good trainers from the poor ones. The horse has a certain body structure. His bones only bend certain ways. No trainer can make them bones walk around in a different manner than they are physically capable of doing. The horse has a mind that can learn and retain experiences, both good and bad. The good trainer fills the horse’s mind with positive experiences, while the bad trainer fills it with fear. Whether he uses a good technique or a bad one, the trainer is attempting to assist the horse reach his full potential. So a trainer can get the horse in good physical and psychological condition, and can prepare the horse for his maximum effort. But he can’t make the horse run faster or perform better or behave better than the horse’s potential. Ability is inborn. A trainer just brings it out. Over the years I’ve watched horse owners switch horses from one trainer to another. Sometimes the horse improves, but most of the time it does not. I’ve heard owners criticize trainers, blame losses on politics, bad judging and bad luck. I’ve seldom heard an owner admit, “My horse just isn’t good enough to win at this level.” If all this sounds like a defense of March 2017

trainers, good and bad, it is not. It is written in defense of the horse, the good ones and the bad ones. Love him, care for him, use him… or abuse him, the horse is a fantastic animal. But like all other creatures, he is an individual, and he’ll never be more than what he is. Train the horse yourself or select a

trainer and then give the horse your best effort by providing all he needs to reach his own potential. But don’t abuse the horse by forcing him to be something he is not. Be proud of his achievements, no matter what they are. If they are not satisfactory to you—get a new horse. And keep in mind that after all, he’s just a horse


who has no expectations at all—just the desire to please. Visit to earn certification as a horse trainer, riding instructor or stable manager, or work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies. All courses online.


Western Reserve Carriage Association

Busy Winter Gives Way to Spring Anticipation PRESIDENT, Louise Fraser VICE PRESIDENT, Diana Beardsley TREASURER, Ann Petersen MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY, Henry Rish PHONE, 216/903-5226 EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Judy Berkley Clark For decades, the winter months have been a time of anticipation and mounting excitement for the members of Western Reserve Carriage Association. (WRCA was founded 30-40 years ago. No one remembers exactly when.) While the chilly season has activities like sleigh rallies, educational meetings, indoor clinics, tack swaps, and potlucks where bonds of friendship are refreshed and new members are welcomed, the focus, of course, is the return of warmer weather, good trails, good events, and good times. On Jan. 14, the WRCA Board of Directors met at On Tap Grille & Bar in Montrose, Ohio, to map out


the coming year, which, as always, will offer something for everyone. This year’s Board consists of Jon Roemer, Henry Rish, Diana Beardsley, Kim Stegh, Pam Root, Ann Petersen, Deb Svoboda, Louise Fraser, and Barb Kurtz. New officers are Kim Stegh, President, Diana Beardesley, Vice President, Ann Peterson, Treasurer, and Henry Rish, Membership Secretary. It’s appropriate to note that WRCA is blessed with enthusiastic members that readily run for office and perform wonderfully. Big thumbs up and thanks to all of you! Two winter events were the Jan. 22 Tack Swap and potluck at Fieldstone Farms in Chagrin Falls. (The joke that never dies: WRCA is an Eating Club that also drives horses.) Lots of driving-related items found new homes. And, other activities added to the fun. A table decorating contest was won by Kristen and Caleigh Sullivan, with Roger and Sue Murray placing second. Jim Christner brought three Amish baked blueberry pies that were awarded to members who had the good luck to sit in pre-marked chairs. (As usual,

the Entertainment Elves were busy!) The therapeutic riding program at Fieldstone Farm provides invaluable service and the joy of horses for the disabled. We appreciate their hospitality for several of our meetings. The Jan. 28 sleighing event didn’t fare as well—cancelled for lack of snow. No snow in the snow belt while other parts of the country were overwhelmed with snow? Strange but true. February 10 was a tour of the Weaver Leather facility in Mt. Hope to see how their line of products, halters, bridles, lunges, lead ropes, and other leather goods, are manufactured. Afterwards, some members adjourned to the muchloved Mt. Hope restaurant, Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen. (It’s that eating thing, again!) WRCA has strong ties with the Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio, including Bowman’s Leather and Ivan Burkholder’s quality carriage restoration at Woodlyn Coach Company. Having these associations and resources nearby are perks for the driving community in northeast Ohio. By the April issue of the Corral, the 2017 schedule will be announced. (New additions are often made during the year!) The events are tailored so every level of driver (historically known as ‘whips’) can find something to participate in, with whatever breed of horse they own. The gamut of members runs from highly-experienced whips with years of participation in the sport to first-timers seeking advice on how to get started safely. The educational function of WRCA is one of its most admirable features, as the veterans share knowledge with others, and do their parts to ensure the grand traditions of coaching continue into the next generation. Does that talk about traditions mean WRCA is hoity toity and requires fancy carriages and certain kinds of horse? Not at all. Many newcomers start with simple carts and used harness. WRCA members often advertise used equipment in the club’s classified section and can offer good advice on how to spend your money wisely when purchasing. Several club members also manufacture driving vehicles and feature their products online. Other WRCA members are carriage collectors that can provide historic information and offer the pros and cons of acquiring antique vehicles. What about fancy horses? Again, not necessary. WRCA members have always driven everything from


miniature horses to the draft breeds. And, for older members, scaling down from saddle horse-size to miniatures and pony breeds is a way to keep alive their love of horses and participation in an equine sport. Additionally, WRCA members include breeders of Morgans, Halflingers, Dartmoors, Fjords, and Welsh (hope I didn’t leave out any breed!) so people seeking horses or ponies from reputable breeders can shop within the club or get good referrals to other breeders. Newish whips, as well as, oldtimers may wish to check out the CAA Driver Proficiency Evaluations slated for April 21-23 at Lake Farm Park. Jerry Trapani presiding. Lots of good information. The forthcoming schedule will include the club’s beloved and longest-running pleasure drive in the historic Ohio village of Zoar. Hosted annually by Jon and Nancy Roemer (of Star Sky Fjords in Dover, Ohio) the event in May is renowned for its flowers-or-showers weather. The village may be resplendent with spring flowers and budding trees—or it may pour! Nevertheless, WRCA members will be snug and comfortable in the historic schoolhouse where trestle tables are laden with creations of good cooks. The drive is only for seasoned road-safe horses and carriages with SMV signage, but it’s a wonderful opportunity for newcomers to add a casserole to the potluck and meet the crew. Mark your calendars for May 7! Rumor has it, WRCA may have an added attraction, and the drive coincides with the Zoar’s 200th anniversary. Details and directions will be announced in the next issue of the Corral. Updates are also available at and Special thanks to Mary Thomas, who served as the Corral reporter for a couple years, while maintaining her own busy schedule, breeding and training Dartmoor ponies, and travelling and competing in Combined Driving Events around the country. Wonderful job, Mary! Touch of the whip to the hat brim. And, ongoing thanks to wonder woman, Deb Svoboda, loving referred to as ‘The Infrastructure’ for all the tech work she does, photographs she takes, cheerleading she does, and promotion of our great club. It’s going to be another wonderful year! Get your membership renewals and release forms (available on the website) mailed to Henry Rish ASAP so you don’t miss a thing! March 2017

Central Ohio Saddle Club Association

Finalizing Showbills PRESIDENT, Jennifer Markley; VICE PRESIDENT, Shannon Dillinger; SECRETARY, Mandy Dacek; TREASURER, Theresa Whiteman; WEBSITE,

ring. They were a formidable pair in the 13 and Under showmanship classes, Youth halter classes and even the Paint Horse halter classes. When he is not showing his pretty mare, Sean can be found lending a helping hand to his friends. His hard work throughout the spring and summer paid off with the reserve

Champion Natalie Coduto and JPC Walk The Line.

Reserve Champion Sean Hower and Candis Foxy Lady.

champion neck ribbon being placed on Tessa’s neck. Congratulations

Sean and Candis Foxy Lady! Best of luck in 2017!

by Mandy Dacek Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted a longer winter, but my horse is starting to shed, so that means spring is on its way! That means horse show season will be here before we know it! We are working on finalizing our showbills for the shows that COSCA puts on as well as confirming dates of shows that are approved for COSCA points. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for more information. If you are missing seeing your horse show friends, and don’t want to wait til spring, join us at the COSCA Banquet! It’s on March 18 at the SYB Hall in Stow. Tickets are $25 for adults and kids 13 and under are only $12.50. There will be raffles, door prizes, great food and even some fun games. Not to mention the chance to catch up with your horse show friends without worrying about tack changes and when your class is! Contact any officer or director for your tickets! Our spotlight continues to shine on our youth members. This month, we are proud to honor our 13 and under Champion and Reserve Champion. Our future remains bright with kids like these! The 2016 Youth 13 and Under Champion is Natalie Coduto. Natalie and her trusty mount, JPC Walk The Line, or JR as he is known around the barn, had a fabulous show season. They showed in a lot of classes at each show, from halter and showmanship, to English and western, with pattern classes in between. Showing in Morgan classes, Youth classes and 4-H classes kept Natalie very busy. But the year-end results proved her hard work all season was well worth it. Natalie took home a beautiful belt buckle as the 13 and Under champion, and JR was also named the Champion Morgan. Congratulations Natalie and JPC Walk The Line! We can’t wait to see what successes you have in 2017! The 2016 Youth 13 and Under Reserve Champion is Sean Hower. Sean and his beautiful Paint mare, Candis Foxy Lady, definitely wowed the judges in the show ring this season! Tessa, as she is known to her friends, always takes care of Sean in the show March 2017





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Palm Partnership TrainingE

Trouble-Free Trailer — Unloading by Lynn Palm Trouble-free trailer ‘unloading’ is really quite easy...just reverse the steps used to teach your horse to load. Let’s start with your horse already loaded in the trailer, ideally with another experienced horse to give him confidence. If you followed my recommendations, his loading experience was a good one. He is standing in the trailer relaxed and munching on his full hay bag. He is either tied, by his lead line, or his lead is threaded through the hay bag to give him the feeling of being tied. All trailer doors and windows are open. Ideally, the trailer is parked in the corner of a fenced pasture or paddock; so that it is alongside one fence with the other fence line is behind it. If his lead is tied, untie it and thread it through hay bag when you are ready to unload. Go around to the back of the trailer and stand off the side of your horse. Do not stand directly behind him in case he would kick or back out quickly. Talk to him and pet him on his hip to reassure him and let him know you are back there. Slowly unfasten the butt bar and lower it. Keep talking to him to give him confidence. Move back to his head, unthread the lead from the hay bag, and gather it in your hand. Unfasten the chest bar. Standing off the side of your horse’s shoulder give him the command to BACK, asking the same way as when you taught him the maneuver in his stall. If you need


a little reinforcement to get him to back, gently push on the point of his shoulder as you move with him and give him the voice command. Let’s take a break in our unloading progression for an important reminder. Backing out of the trailer should be done as SLOWLY as possible. Take your time with this step. We do not want to teach the horse that it is acceptable to back out quickly. That’s why I like to park my trailer with a fence behind it. It helps reinforce to my horse not to run backwards out of the trailer. As he backs, use the lead to keep him straight. The fence line alongside the trailer will also help guide him straight. If the trailer has a ramp, a youngster typically has an easier time unloading because of its gentle incline. However, if the trailer is a step-up type, be prepared for the horse to be surprised the first time he steps back and down to the ground. He may be startled and come back into the trailer. If he does this, make no big deal about it. Ask again until he accepts stepping down. A second person can help introduce the horse to stepping down. Ask a friend to stand in a safe position at the outside; back corner of the trailer on the side where the horse is loaded. She should be able to reach up and touch the top of the horse’s rump. Ask the horse to back. As he gets to the point where his hind legs are close to the step, the helper should speak to him to reassure him as she puts her hand on his rump. Her hand will help him balance and give him

more security to put his foot down to the ground. The helper should keep her touch on the horse as he backs out. Don’t worry if the horse moves sideways as long as he is straight. The fence line will help him stay straighter. Continue to praise and stroke him until he completes the unloading procedure.

Need More Help Loading? Your Next Step… Here’s another method to help your horse learn how to load, especially if he needs more reinforcement. You will need a friend to help, a longe line, and an in-hand or longe whip. I prefer using a longe whip for this procedure because its longer length gives extra safety should a horse kick in reaction of being touched with it. Snap a longe line on your horse’s halter rather than a lead. Ask the helper to hold the tip-end of the whip in her hand, so the thicker blunt handle extends outward. For this lesson to be effective, the horse must first learn to accept, not fear the whip. To introduce it, position the horse so that he is between you and the fence to give you more control. The helper should stand on the same side you are standing, but toward the horse’s hindquarters. You will be using the longe line to guide your horse, while the helper will use the whip to help position his hindquarters. Ask her to gently stroke the horse’s hip with the whip as she continues to reassure him. Always stroke in the direction that the hair is growing. If the horse moves forward at the touch, ask him to “whoa”. If he moves, move with him and keep the whip in touch with his body. When he accepts this, stroke him with the whip down his hindlegs. Once he accepts the stroking action of the whip repeat these steps, but ask the helper to GENTLY tap it on his hip and on his hind leg. These are areas where we use the whip without hitting the horse to ask him to move his body. The touch or tap on the hip asks him to move his hindquarters; a touch or tap lower to move a leg. He must accept the touch and tap of the whip before moving on to the next step. Bring the horse back to the trailer and let him investigate it. Position him at the bottom of the ramp or at the step-up. Make sure he is STRAIGHT. The helper should stand at the horse’s hip on the same side you are standing. Ask the him


Lynn Palm to load using the “come to me” command as you guide him into the trailer. If you need help, ask your assistant to use the blunt end of the whip to maintain a touch behind the horse’s hip and above his hocks. When he goes forward release the touch and reward with a “good boy”. If you feel he still needs more reinforcement to move forward, ask her to use a lightly tap on the back of his hind legs, to encourage him to move forward into the trailer. More than likely the horse will resist the tap and move against it. Don’t be alarmed at this. Just keep repeating the gentle tapping and the touch until he moves forward. When he does, praise him. As I explained earlier, your helper can also give your horse confidence during the unloading procedure by putting her hand on his rump to give him more security as he steps down and out of the trailer. No matter which trailer loading method you use, make sure it is as stress free as possible for your horse. These first experiences should be positive ones. Practice loading and unloading several times. When your horse shows he accepts the trailer, it is time to load him and take him for a short trailer ride. The distance doesn’t need to be any further than a city block. The ride should be slow and smooth. If another experienced horse is available to accompany him on his first trailer journey, it will give him confidence. Visit my website, www.lynnpalm. com, click on ‘On-Line Store’ for more details on my Palm Partnership Training products to help you and your horse train at home to build a better partnership together! March 2017

The Way of Horses

4-H by Eleanor Blazer Encourage your child to join a gang—it can lead to success! Youth join gangs to achieve a

4 H Pledge I pledge my head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

sense of community, self-esteem, recognition and moral code. 4-H provides all of these things, plus educational opportunities. There are more than 6 million young people in the United States who are members of 4-H. These young adults are developing leadership skills, self-confidence, communication and public-speaking abilities while learning about their 4-H project. In 1902 A.B. Graham started a rural youth program based in Ohio. In 1914 the United States Congress created the Cooperative Extension

Black Swamp Driving Club

Black Swamp Driving Club Holds Winter Meetings PRESIDENT, Roger Higgins Jr.; VICE PRESIDENT, Mary Elliott; SECRETARY, Pam Baker; TREASURER, Roger Murray. WEBSITE,

by Mary Thomas March 12 will be the next in the series of winter meetings for the Black Swamp Driving Club. The gatherings are held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Good Hope Lutheran Church, Arlington, Ohio. Discussions have been held regarding safety, how to help new drivers, and drives and activities that members enjoy. Members should bring snacks to share. Three BSDC members attended the Carriage Association of America Learning Weekend Feb. 2-4 held at the Grand Oaks Resort, Weirsdale, Fla. The resort caters to carriage drivers, offering accommodations for both equines and drivers. An extensive carriage collection is housed in the museum and Learning Weekend attendees had the opportunity for a guided tour of the museum with Gloria Austin, collection owner. Talks were scheduled on a variety of topics— fitness of the carriage horse, driving styles around the world, Abbot Downing stagecoaches, etc. Sue and Roger Murray and Mary Thomas were thrilled with the horse demonstrations. First presented was a Brewster Basket Phaeton pulled by three abreast PRE horses. Next came a Brewster Skeleton Break driven to a four-in-hand of March 2017

warmbloods. But the highlight of the weekend was the presentation of the Golden State Coach, once used by Austrian royalty. The large vehicle was turned out in full state livery, with heavily decorated harness worn by the six coach horses. Two outriders, dressed in formal attire, accompanied the coach and offered security to the ‘royal’ passengers. On April 22 members are asked to display carriages and related items for the Fostoria Historical Society, Fostoria, Ohio. The street in front of their museum will be closed to allow spectators to safely view the display and ask questions concerning the vehicles. The Hayhursts have reserved June 24 for a Dutch oven cookout at their farm near Bowling Green, Ohio. The Gilfillans are planning a picnic at their Indian Lake cottage July 15. The popular Parker Bridge drive, Upper Sandusky, is set for Sept. 17 and will be followed by the Coonhunters drive, Tiffin, Ohio, on Sept. 24. The picture in last month’s Corral had an incorrect caption. Tom Shirk was in the photo and not listed. BSDC members are invited to join the fun at the Great Lakes Area Driving Series (GLADS), Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, Ohio. The first three events are March 1 through April 2, April 28-30, and May 1921. Call 440/292-7198 for more information. The Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association will hold their clinic, driving derby, and pleasure driving show June 2-4 at the fairgrounds, Kalamazoo, Mich. Check the BSDC website and Facebook page for up to the minute information about drives and upcoming events.

Service which adopted the boys’ and girls’ club. The extension service saw the youth club as a way to introduce new agriculture technology to adults who may not embrace new ideas and techniques for managing a farm. The young adults would ‘experiment’ with the new ideas and share the successes with adults and parents. As America became more urban, 4-H evolved to include programs that were needed for youth who did not live on a farm. Science, technology, communications, shooting sports, photography, small engines, child development and many other projects are now offered, in addition to the animal projects. Go to programs-at-a-glance/ for a list of projects offered by 4-H. It is no longer necessary to live on a farm and have access to animals in order to be a 4-H member. More than half of the 4-H members now come from large cities and their suburbs. 4-H clubs are run by the young members, with adults only stepping in when advice or guidance is needed. ‘Learning by doing’ is


Eleanor Blazer and My Kustom Kruzer 4-H’s educational philosophy. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. If you have a young adult interested in joining a ‘gang’ look into the great programs offered by 4-H. Go to to find the Cooperative Extension office in your area. Take the online course ‘Nutrition for Maximum Performance’ taught by 4-H alumna Eleanor Blazer. Earn certification or work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Studies. Go to for more information.


Wayne County Saddle Club

Tack Swap, Spring Clean-up, Contest and Pleasure Point Shows PRESIDENT, Rich Gortner; VICE PRESIDENTS, Rachael Adamson and Katy Amstutz; SECRETARY, Bobbi Jo Mackey; TREASURER, Beth Eikleberry; WEBSITE,

Snow?! Winter weather?! As of right now (Feb. 9) this winter has been one to make the ‘global warming’ experts puff out there chests. The ground hog saw his shadow so there will only be six more weeks of this ‘winter’ ( instead of the normal month and a half). Of course, by the time you read this, we might be having blizzards and record snowfall. I reckon time will tell. Any way you look at it, by the time you read this, spring will be right around the bend. Hopefully you got the word regarding theTack Swap March 11 Rich organized for the club at the fairgrounds in time to set up and/or attend. We didn’t have it planned in time to get into last month’s issue. Thanks to president Rich, for putting it together. Also coming in March, at least with any luck, is our Spring Cleanup March 25 at 10 a.m. Many hands make light work and there’s always work to do to get the grounds and buildings ready for the approaching show season. We will be cleaning, tidying up, raking, repairing, cutting wood, and checking equipment and buildings to see what they might need after the long off-season. So bring various tools. We’ll continue

‘til things are finished if possible. A rain/snow day of April 1 is set—just in case. The Contest point shows will start at 10 a.m. this year. Nearby dates: April 29; May 20. Rachael Adamson is V.P. of contest this year. You can reach her at 419/606-9712. Pleasure point shows start at 10 a.m. Dates are: April 22; May 6. Katy Amstutz’s contact number is 419/651-7892. The first Fun show dates are: April 28; May 12. The shows start at 7 p.m. You can reach Leanne Louive at 330/844-4041 with questions. Look for our dates and Contest and Pleasure showbills in the large ad we place in the Corral next month. I always like to cut mine out and post it for quick reference when someone calls with a question. They will most likely be the only hard copies of the showbills you’ll see until you go to your first show. At the February meeting the date was set for the Clinic for April 15. Start time is 9 a.m. and running through midafternoon. Categories are Ground Work, Barrels, Poles, and English and Western riding and performance tips. One fee covers all day and the price for youth is $10 to watch or $15 if you bring your horse and participate. Adults’ fees are $20 and $25 respectively. It should prove to be a great way to brush up (pun intended) on your horsemanship skills before the season gets into full swing. Contact Rachael Adamson at 419/606-9712 or Leanne Louive at 330/844-4041 to sign up in advance. They’re talking about a ten horse

Pictures from last season depicting what we’ve got to look forward to in 2017! limit so ‘first come—first serve’ will apply. The board and NBHA (District #8) have arrived at an agreement and District 8 will hold their show June 24 at the Saddle Club. Be sure to check the calendar or Barrel Horse News for more details and District #8 contact information. We’re looking forward to this event. However, remember if you’re thinking about showing then, remember NBHA has different rules and prices than the Saddle Club. We positively do wish to welcome NBHA members to this show at the ‘Hollow!’ As you can see, the Saddle Club

is moving steadily toward the 2017 show season. Things are pretty well structured and prepared thanks to Rachael, Katy, and Leanne. And, I’m sure there’s always a chance that something else will be added to the already loaded schedule. It promises to be another excellent year at the ‘Hollow.’ The worship group meets every Sunday at the club grounds at 11 a.m. All are welcome. We’ll put another log on the fire. The clean-up is March 25. Why not come, catch up a bit with friends, and help spiff things up for summer?! See ya there!? ~Stan

Colorado Ranger Horse Association

2016 Open Show Point Program Results and Stallion Service Auction Round 2 PRESIDENT, Toni Lukavich; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Charmaine Wulff; SECRETARY, Barbara Summerson; TREASURER, Jane Montgomery. WEBSITE, EMAIL,

by Monica Doddato The 2016 Open Show Point Program year has come to an end and the Overall High Point winner is PRR Zip N Brite Eyes owned and shown by Charmaine Wulff. Charmaine and “Jr” also won the 40

Halter and Western category. Jr also earned his first Register of Merit in Western Pleasure. Reserve Overall High Point Award winner is Sunny’s Mighty Bar owned and shown by Monica Doddato. Monica and Bar also won the English Category. Other High Point Category winners are: Showmanship: KK Zip it agin and Prince Dial a Bar, owned by Vicki Borland, shown by the Borland family; Trail: KK Leggs Diamund owned by Jerry and Toni Lukavich, ridden by Jerry Lukavich; Timed Events: Sunny’s Golden Lady earning her first Register of Merit; Leadline: Sunny’s Golden Lady, owned by Vicki Borland, ridden by the Snow family; Youth: Moon’s Midnight Leo

owned by Allen and Kathy Gaber, ridden by Rebekah Gaber. Thank you Toni Lukavich, OSPP Chair for sending me the results to share with the Corral readers and for overseeing the OSPP program! The Stallion Service Auction Committee has decided to offer a second round of the auction. This round will begin March 1 and end March 31. The foals sired by SSA stallions qualify to be entered in the 2018 Futurity at a reduced rate (must be eligible for CRHA registration to show in the futurity). To view the stallions for bidding, please visit For more information on CRHA


2016 OSPP Overall High Point Winner PRR Zip N Brite Eyes owned and shown by Charmaine Wulff. registration, membership, shows or programs, please visit our website! March 2017

38 Acres of Scenic Beauty!

8544 River Styx Road, Guilford, Ohio Medina, County Opportunity to purchase horse farm/boarding facility, Trails End Farm. 30 ƐƚĂůů ďĂƌŶ ǁŝƚŚ ŝŶĚŽŽƌ ĂƌĞŶĂ͕ ĂƩĂĐŚĞĚ ƚŽ ďĂŶŬ ďĂƌŶ ǁŝƚŚ ŚĞĂƚĞĚ ůŽƵŶŐĞ͕ ŽĸĐĞ͕ ƚĂĐŬ ƌŽŽŵ͕ ǁĂƐŚ ƌĂĐŬ ǁŝƚŚ ŚŽƚ ĂŶĚ ĐŽůĚ ƌƵŶŶŝŶŐ ǁĂƚĞƌ͕ ŚĞĂƚĞĚ ĨŽĂůŝŶŐ stall, plus one bedroom apartment with enclosed porch! Free heat to barn ĨƌŽŵ ŐĂƐ ǁĞůů͊ Ϯ ŚĂLJ ĮĞůĚƐ͕ ƌŝĚŝŶŐ ƚƌĂŝůƐ ŝŶ ǁŽŽĚƐ͕ Ϯ ůĂƌŐĞ ƉĂƐƚƵƌĞƐ͕ ϯ ŽƉĞŶ pastures (one has run in shed, the other 2 open to stalls in barn, so horses can ĐŽŵĞ ĂŶĚ ŐŽ ĂƐ ƚŚĞLJ ƉůĞĂƐĞ͘ Ϯ ĐŽǀĞƌĞĚ ƉĂĚĚŽĐŬƐ ĐŽŶŶĞĐƚĞĚ ƚŽ ďĂƌŶ Ͳ ŽŶĞ ŝƐ ϲϬdžϭϬϰ͕ ŽŶĞ ŝƐ ϯϬdžϭϱϬ͘ dŚĞ ůĂƌŐĞ ďĂŶŬ ďĂƌŶ ŚŽůĚƐ ϱϬϬϬ ďĂůĞƐ ŽĨ ŚĂLJ ĂŶĚ ŚĂƐ Ϯ ƐƚŽƌĂŐĞ ƌŽŽŵƐ͘ ^ĞƉĂƌĂƚĞ ŐĂƌĂŐĞ͘ EĞǁ ƌŽŽĨ Θ ƐŝĚŝŶŐ ŽŶ ďĂŶŬ ďĂƌŶ͘ EĞǁĞƌ metal roof on house. Also includes a 3 bedroom farmhouse. Newer furnaces ĂŶĚ ŚŽƚ ǁĂƚĞƌ ƚĂŶŬƐ͘ EĞǁ ǁĞůů ĚƌŝůůĞĚ ĨŽƌ ďĂƌŶ ϮϬϭϰ͘ ůů ĂƉƉůŝĂŶĐĞƐ ƐƚĂLJ͕ ϯ stoves and 3 refrigerators. Washer and dryer in barn. Hot tub in enclosed ƉŽƌĐŚ Ăƚ ĨĂƌŵŚŽƵƐĞ ǁŽƌŬƐ͕ ďƵƚ ŝƐ ŶŽƚ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ ďĞŝŶŐ ƵƐĞĚ͘ &ƌĞĞ ŐĂƐ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚ ƚŽ ŽŶĞ ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ƉƌŽƉĞƌƚLJ ; ƵƌƌĞŶƚůLJ ďĂŶŬ ďĂƌŶ ĂŶĚ ĂƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚͿ͘

Official Member of KW Farm and Ranch Division

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Mary Vedda (440) 336-2796



Cowboy Dressage

Your Horse’s Story, by You by Jeff Wilson Orion pushed with his chest, a foreign concept for the bright chestnut stallion as he labored through the snow. He was tiring, but he knew the way home, and he knew he had to move forward to get there. His rider pushed him, encouraging him with a cluck, a tap from the crop, and a strong bump with the legs, “Come on, git over that snow bank,” his rider shouted between his teeth. Orion trusted him. His mind could never entertain anything differently. This human had been there at his birth. The scent of human and milk and barn were his first impressions as he had entered the world. Now he was being challenged to reach deep and find a part of himself he knew he was ready to become.—My story of Black Willow Orion The yawning ridge seemed a catchall for the snow drifts that needed a home today as I rode through them. There were a lot of them too, converging like giant teeth along the outlet of the trail. This open field, on top of the mountain, was also where the mighty Wind Giant blew snow devils around you as you rode through. “Who do you think you are, way out here?” the mini-squalls seem to slowly whisper. What I said back to ‘em ain’t too polite either. I’m always cold by this point on the trail, my knees a bit stiff, but I’m exhilarated by the experience. The body heat sent to me through the warm steam from my horse seems to shroud me; a halo of protection through this new world to keep me brave. The deadening quiet of winter, the profound stillness of the landscape, the stark whiteness that chills your heart—everything so deathly asleep it seems—this moment has consumed me.


To ride to the end of the field and descend back into the snowblanketed evergreens is a ‘Gameon,’ with that gnarly little voice in your head that says, “You ain’t never gonna have what it takes to get past those snowdrift gatekeepers.” “You ain’t Google; you don’t know it all,” I reply back, throwing my chin up as if to shake off the voice of uncertainty. “Some of them are over chest-deep at their highest, and you have to wade through them; you crazy?” the voice says louder. “Your horse will quit long before he’s on the other side of them.” I tighten my resolve and rehearse the facts I do know. Say what you want about other breeds, but Morgans never quit. However, my 4 year old Morgan stallion, Black Willow Orion, had never pushed through anything before, ‘cept maybe his feed dish for that last bit ‘o grain under the rim. He had certainly never plunged through high drifts in an open field before. What the heck was I out here doin’ anyway? Once upon a time, I bred a highspirited, high-energy stud. It soon became apparent he needed a heavy dose of the workin’ world before his smart-alecky teenage years consumed him. Orion is that horse, and a quiet, working, ranch-type ‘gelding’—one that knows its job—was my goal for him. Learning to conserve his energy, stay focused along a trail and have sober moments is high achievement for such a pretty-boy-show-off. And that is what winter riding (riding in the snow) can be, if you need it to be. What can be done with your horse, when you’re snowed in, is completely up to you. Remember when snow angels as a kid was fun (for those of you who live in snowy places). It was a bit horsey as a kid

to go for a roll in the snow I think. Remember how the snow crunched around your body and you were totally in the moment, enjoying just that one thing?…just like your horse rolls, happily. I never rolled in the summertime, however, in the dirt, like my horses do. There’s never a problem finding fun things to do in the summertime, we can ride the feet off our horses if we want to. It’s what to do during the cold, icy, windy, snowy, blowy, frigid, freezing season. (I know what you’re thinking, besides moving somewhere warm.) For those of us who are stuck, literally, in a snowbank, we have to find our inspiration to ride. I gently muse during the business of the summer, “Oh for the quiet rest of winter.” Then, amid the snow drifts, I think, “Oh for the hot, green meadows and the hard-ridden trails.” Whatever. Both seasons can be spectacular and satisfy the passionate blood of ‘horse’ that courses within our veins. My horses roll everyday, in any season, happily inspired to renew their pledge to enjoy whatever the day brings. Roll-over, roll-over, roll-over, and…go! We can too— refresh our bones that is. If you have never ridden out during a snow storm, “Lily-bell, git yer dancin’ shoes on!” Nothing can match the surreal splendor of the countryside, nor transcend what the terrain can make you feel. The “we’re not in Kansas any more” experience while the snow is coming down and closing in. There is a trail ride today—your trail ride, and all of them this winter— that can be ridden with purpose. As I said to my horse, “Take your time riding through the woods. Don’t worry about anything. Oh, the snow is deep? Not much time to be


Jeff Wilson silly, spookin’ at every little thing that jumps up the trail,” and that’s what winter riding does, it levels out your horse and charts a course for the rest of the year. Don’t waste the time, let the adventure lead you into a wondrous 2017. Get belly-deep in an experience. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of the wilderness. At any rate, who doesn’t need a better-broke horse, and if you get lost, you know you’ve traveled far enough away from the barn. I appreciate your feedback. Please take some time and ‘like’ www. I have been training horses for over 30 years and value the western horse lifestyle in my approach to training. Giving clinics and seminars on how to reach your full potential with your horse through the training foundation of Cowboy Dressage makes me happier than a full breeze from a corn-eatin’ horse.

March 2017

Northern Ohio Miniature Horse Club

Our Dear, Sweet Becky PRESIDENT, Sharon Substanley; VICE PRESIDENT, Karen Taylor; TREASURER, Pam Fritz; SECRETARY, Tiffany Fritz. EMAIL, PHONE, 440/839-9023

by Sharon Substanley About 20 years ago, a group of horsewomen decided to start a miniature horse club in northern Ohio; they were all involved in breeding and showing miniature horses, but they had to travel to Michigan to show. Sandy Magyar, Becky Hillis, Shirley Warner and Sherri Alliman were also interested in educating people about the qualities of mini horses and their proper care. At that time, most people were not familiar with the breed and didn’t see the many ways miniature horses could be used and enjoyed. The club grew out of the experiences of these good friends. They stuck together through good times and bad and helped each other solve problems that can happen when mini horses are foaling or when they

have health issues. As more people joined the group, they relied on the ‘founding mothers’ for advice, which was always patiently given. This year on June 4 NOMHC will be sponsoring its 20th Miniature Horse Show in Wellington, Ohio. The show will go on because of the work of friends and club members. However, there will be two hardworking club members missing: Sandy Magyar, who passed away about five years ago and Becky Hillis, who died unexpectedly in January of this year. Becky had been our show chairperson for about the last five years and she worked tirelessly to make sure all the details of running a show were handled efficiently and in a timely manner. Becky had been involved with horses most of her life, having grown up on a large farm and apple orchard near Berlin Heights. She was always active in the Erie County 4-H programs, first when her daughter, Jenni, showed horses and then when her grandchildren showed various animals. Year after year, Becky would shop for the ideal ‘project animal,’ go to the fair to watch the kids show, and then take care of the animals when fair was

over. It wasn’t unusual to find baby ducklings in a pen in her house or bunnies in large cages outside. She served as a 4-H adviser to many youngsters who benefited from her encouragement. Becky also participated in a yearly picnic at The American Legion in Sandusky. She would bring mini horses, her poodle, Leeza, and other small animals, so that many special needs kids could see and pet them. Becky was always thinking of others and doing things to enhance their lives. She took care of all creatures, big and small; she worked selflessly for her family, hardly ever saying “no” to a request. You could count on her to help you in any way she could. She would take care of horses that nobody wanted anymore. She would rescue abandoned kittens and bottle feed them. So many animals and people felt her caring touch. During her lifetime, she fostered about 20 children and adopted two of them. She was a wonderful homemaker: cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, and still finding time to attend grandchildren’s sporting events or concerts. I considered her my best friend, but really, she was everyone’s

Becky Hillis and her big puppy, Murphy. best friend: thoughtful, kind, honest and dependable. I have never met a person with a bigger heart. On Jan. 10 that heart gave out and left a hole in mine and all those who were privileged to have known her. Our next NOMHC meeting will be on March 5 at Sherri Alliman’s home, 855 N. Brokate Road, Port Clinton, Ohio. The meeting starts at 1 p.m.

Classical Attraction Dressage Society

Open House and Clinic in the Upcoming Months PRESIDENT, Kelley Madick; VICE PRESIDENT, Patricia Herrick; SECRETARY, Claudia Grimes; TREASURER, Jerry Chuey; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Kelley Madick Here we are one step closer to show season. You know the feeling right? Excitement and anxiety all balled up in your chest. If you are like me, you spend three days packing for a one day show. I actually made myself a checklist of what to pack. Just like you, I have spent the last few months working the horses getting muscles toned and practicing the bend. You know what I mean. As the days are getting longer, I am reminded of the warm weather that is coming our way. I can’t wait to get the dressage ring set up and practice the new western dressage tests. Jax and I are moving up a level so we have some work to do. I am excited and Jax, March 2017

well, he is always willing at least. I can hardly wait to see what you all have been up to. Here at CADS, we are working day and night to get the season going. The show dates are set and posted on our new website. We have scheduled an open house on April 29 at Ridgewood Stables in Medina, Ohio, where you can come and meet the CADS Board and members. We are hosting a free day of speakers to get you and your horse centered and ready to show. A local vet will talk about how to exercise your horse to target muscle groups and avoid lameless. A Reiki instructor will show you how to get you and your horse relaxed and ready to enter the ring. Finally, a yoga instructor will show us how to get fit for the saddle. We will also have demo riders of classical and western dressage hosted by local instructors. We hope you will join us. Just come out and see what dressage is all about. You may find a few tips you can use to help you and your horse work better as a winning team or you may just fall for this discipline and want to get involved. We have also scheduled our first

clinic. June 3 and 4 with renowned rider Emily Oliver Curtis. Emily is a Grand Prix Rider, active FEI competitor and a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medalist. She strives to bring out the best in each horse rider team. She puts emphasis on keeping the horse though the back, being light on aids, and developing horse and rider communication and unity. Emily is the developer of Miramonte Equine and is known for her ability to work with both younger and difficult horses. Emily’s accomplishments include 2016 Retired Race Horse Project 3rd overall in Dressage, 2016 USDF Region 4 Open FEI Intermediate 1 4th Place, 2016 USDF Region 4 Open FEI Grand Prix 6th Place, 2016 USDF Region 4 FEI Intermediate 2 5th Place, 2016 MSEDA At the Park Open High Point Champion, 2016 KDA FEI Open Reserve Champion. Kentucky Dressage Association 2015 Open Grand Prix Reserve Grand Champion. Any horse-rider teams from any discipline are welcome to attend. Two days of lessons will be private and geared to what you want to work on with your horse. Watch


our website and Facebook page for more details. A membership meeting has been scheduled for March 5 at 2 p.m. We will hold the meeting at the Akron Canton Airport Northstar and Castle Aviation Hanger. Please bring a chair. Members will be voting for proposed changes to Year-End award rules and Championship show qualifying scores. You must be a member to vote so please sign up. Remember CADS is a GMO member. (Don’t know what that means? Come to our open house and find out.) Here is a peak at what we will be talking about. 1. Highpoint for day at each show (Classical and Western). 2. Lowering requirements to enter Championship show. 3. Adding Highpoint Year End award for Classical rider and Western rider. 4. Adding OTTB Year End Award. So, come out and vote! Lastly, we are looking for a volunteer coordinator to help us organize the incredible volunteers we have for the shows and events. If interested, please email the Board at We will see you soon and remember to always enjoy the ride! 43

Dusty Boots Riding Club

Congratulations to our Award Winners PRESIDENT, Holly Carr; 1ST VICE PRESIDENT, Ruth Somnitz; TREASURER, Donna Rohrer; SECRETARY, Deb Koffel; EMAIL, dustyboots@ WEBSITE,

by Deb Koffel Dusty Boots Riding Club banquet was memorable to say the least. Betty Hare was commended for her eight years as president of Dusty Boots. The new 2017 President, Holly Carr presented Betty with her Presidents Jacket that was embroidered with her many years of service. Betty shared some memories of her years which we all enjoyed hearing. But don’t think Betty is gone, she will remain the club Point Secretary and will also hold the Past Presidents position as a director. The 2016 and 2017 royalty Queen, Naomi Stimburys and Gabby Brown were each presented $500 for the Dan Borelli Scholarship. Naomi also presented all the year-end awards as part of her Queenie duties. Betty Hare announced her Presidents Award to Ruth Somnitz. Ruth was not able to attend the banquet and we missed her. Betty said Ruth was always there when ever she needed help or a question. Congratulations Ruth. Thank you, Schneider’s, for your wonderful donation of the Silver Show Halter and Halter Bag which was won by Paige Lucic. Thank you, Big Dee’s, for their gift card donations. Schneider’s also donated a bag of great gifts that were used for the fun toss that everyone enjoyed.

AWARD WINNERS ADULT SHOWMANSHIP 19 & OVER: 1. Darlene Louks, Hes A Good Rodder; 1. Amy Holderman, BCK Decks Last Badger; 2. Kenna Covert, QZs Double Take; 3. Amanda Carrigan, The Only Captive. YOUTH SHOWMANSHIP 18 & UNDER: 1. Paige Lucic, Too Much Chrome; 2. Michaela Calhoun, Chips Xtreme RV; 3. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot. BEGINNERS SHOWMANSHIP: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Anne Costello, QZs Double Take; 3. Grace Costello, The Shadows Snazzy; 4. Haely Allison, Kiss My Invitation; 5. Hallie Brown, Inscribed by Sudden. NOVICE RIDER W/T SHOWMANSHIP 11 & OVER: 1. Kellie Wawrowski, One Deadly Babe. WALK-TROT SHOWMANSHIP 10 & UNDER: 1. Zoey Brown, Come a Lopin; 2. Ella Thompson, Zips Foolish Tiara; 3. Eli Perry, One Last Edition; 4. Gabriella Basco, Don’t Skip the Krymson; 5. Allysa Long, Larks Kiss of Pepper. SHOWMANSHIP 40 & OVER: 1. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment; 2. Darlene Louks, Hes A Good Rodder; 3. Donna Rohrer, Snooks Bodacious Sun; 4. Tammy Miner, Lets Go To The Bar; 5. Jacki Davis, Pure Leapin Success.


ADULT HALTER 19 & OVER: 1. Hes A Good Rodder, Darlene Louks; 2. Smashn Thru The Snow, Jason Brown; 3. The Easy Invitation, Kathleen Azzarello; 4. The Only Captive, Amanda Carrigan. YOUTH HALTER 18 & UNDER: 1. Smashn Thru The Snow, Hallie Brown; 2. Larks Kiss of Pepper, Alyssa Long; 3. Kiss My Invitation, Haely Allison; 4. One Last Edition, Eli Perry; 5. Docs Bettin On Black, Baylee Oskin. QUARTER HORSE HALTER: 1. Hes A Good Rodder, Darlene Louks; 2. Smashn Thru The Snow, Hallie Brown; 3. Lets Go To The Bar, Tammy Miner; 4. Kiss My Invitation, Haely Allison. PAINT & APPALOOSA HALTER: 1. Larks Kiss of Pepper, Alyssa Long; 2. The Easy Invitation, Kathleen Azzarello; 3. Magnolias Dream, Kathleen Azzarello. LEAD LINE (Riders 6 & under): 1. Maebree Fabian, Deluxe Little Lena; 1. Tessa Mikovch, One Hot Rhythm; 2. Brinley Rice, A Dynamic Deal; 3. Addison Merinar, Better Invest; 4. Nadia Carr, Zippos Makin the Rayne; 5. Mia Carr, Snook Bodacious Sun; 6. Anna Shymanski, The Happy Version; 7. Colt Otero, State of Confusion; 8. Carter Covert, QZs Double Take; 9. Finn Otero, Krymson Tears. ADULT ENGLISH EQUITATION 19 & OVER: 1. Amanda Carrigan, The Only Captive; 2. Amy Holderman, BCK Decks Last Badger; 2. Kenna Covert, QZ’s Double Take; 3. Emily Costello, This Shadows Snazzy; 4. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation. YOUTH ENGLISH EQUITATION 18 & UNDER: 1. Paige Lucic, Too Much Chrome; 2. Michaela Calhoun, Chips Xtreme RV. BEGINNERS ENGLISH EQUITATION: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Anna Costello, QZ’s Double Take; 3. Grace Costello, This Shadows Snazzy; 4. Haely Allison, Kiss My Invitation. ADULT ENGLISH PLEASURE 19 & OVER: 1. Amy Holderman, BCK Decks Last Badger; 1. Kat Kress, Finest Investment; 2. Kenna Covert, QZ’s Double Take; 3. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation; 4. Emily Costello, This Shadows Snazzy. YOUTH ENGLISH PLEASURE 18 & UNDER: 1. Paige Lucic, Too Much Chrome; 2. Michaela Calhoun, Chips Xtreme RV.

BEGINNERS ENGLISH PLEASURE: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Anna Costello, QZ’s Double Take; 3. Grace Costello, This Shadows Snazzy; 4. Haely Allison, Kiss My Invitation. QUARTER HORSE HUNTER UNDER SADDLE: 1. Amy Holderman, BCK Decks Last Badger; 2. Kat Kress, Finest Investment; 3. Emily Costello, The Shadows Snazzy. PAINT AND APPALOOSA HUNTER UNDER SADDLE: 1. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation. NOVICE RIDER 11 & OVER WALK-TROT HORSEMANSHIP: 1. Kellie Wawrowski, One Deadly Babe. NOVICE RIDER 11 & OVER WALK-TROT PLEASURE: 1. Kellie Wawrowski, One Deadly Babe. WALK-TROT 10 & UNDER HORSEMANSHIP: 1. Zoey Brown, Come A Lopin; 2. Eli Perry, One Last Edition; 3. Gabriella Basco, Don’t Skip The Krymson; 3. Alyssa Long, Larks Kiss of Pepper; 4. Ella Thompson, Zips Foolish Tiara; 5. Pixie Edmonds, Sweet Darby. WALK-TROT 10 & UNDER PLEASURE: 1. Zoey Brown, Come A Lopin; 2. Gabriella Basco, Don’t Skip The Krymson; 3. Eli Perry, One Last Edition; 4. Ella Thompson, Zips Foolish Tiara; 5. Alyssa Long, Larks Kiss of Pepper. WALK-TROT EGG & SPOON: 1. Eli Perry, One Last Edition; 1. Gabriella Basco, Don’t Skip The Krymson; 2. Zoey Brown, Come A Lopin; 3. Amelia Armington, The Happy Version; 4. Alyssa Long, Larks Kiss of Pepper; 5. Sydney Klein, Scotchvalidictorian. 40 & OVER WALK-TROT HORSEMANSHIP/ EQUITATION: 1. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment; 2. Jennifer Crossley, Larks Kiss of Pepper; 3. Darlene Louks, Hesa God Rodder; 4. Darlene Morrison, Leavin Lopin; 5. Deb Koffel, Kiss My Invitation. 40 & OVER WALK-TROT PLEASURE: 1. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment; 2. Darlene Morrison, Leavin Lopin; 3. Jennifer Crossley, Larks Kiss of Pepper; 4. Darlene Louks, Hes A Good Rodder; 4. Deb Koffel, Kiss My Invitation; 5. Bonnie Blecher, Magnolias Dream. WALK-TROT TRAIL 10 & UNDER/NOVICE RIDER 11 & OVER: 1. Zoey Brown, Come A Lopin; 2. Alyssa Long, Larks Kiss of Pepper. OPEN TRAIL: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me Im


Hot; 2. Maggie Luciani, Blaze N Winchester; 3. Brenda Hanson, PVF Frosted Ace. 40 & OVER HORSEMANSHIP/EQUITATION (E/W): 1. Darlene Louks, Hesa Good Rodder; 2. Donna Rohrer, Snooks Bodacious Sun; 3. Tammy Miner, Lets Go To The Bar. 40 & OVER PLEASURE (E/W): 1. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment; 2. Darlene Louks, Hes A Good Rodder; 3. Tammy Miner, Lets Go To the Bar; 4. Kim Brewster, Rockin The Cash Bar; 5. Donna Rohrer, Snooks Bodacious Sun. BEGINNERS WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Haely Allison, Kiss My Invvitation. OPEN JUNIOR PLEASURE: 1. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation. BEGINNERS WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. Ella Perry, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Haely Allison, Kiss My Invitation. QUARTER HORSE WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. Maggie Luciani, Blaze, N Winchester; 2. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment. PAINT & APPALOOSA WESTERN PLEASURE: 1. Bonnie Blecher, Magnolias Dream; 2. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation. YOUTH WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 18 & UNDER: 1. Paige Lucic, Don’t Skip Me I’m Hot; 2. Michaela Calhoun, Chips Xtreme RV. ADULT WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 19 & OVER: 1. Maggie Luciani, Blaze N Winchester; 2. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation; 3. Amanda Carrigan Finest Investment. OPEN SENIOR PLEASURE: 1. Maggie Luciani, Blaze N Winchester; 2. Kim Brewster, Rockin The Cash Bar. YOUTH WESTERN PLEASURE 18 & UNDER: 1. Paige Lucic, Too Much Chrome; 2. Michaela Calhoun, Chips Xtreme RV. ADULT WESTERN PLEASURE 19 & OVER: 1. Maggie Luciani, Blaze N Winchester; 2. Kathleen Azzarello, The Easy Invitation; 3. Alta Wendell, Finest Investment; 4. Kim Brewster, Rockin The Cash Bar. RANCH HORSE PLEASURE: 1. Jill Hric, Countess Chocula; 2. Naomi Stimburys, Rugged Blue Lark; 2. Brenda Hanson, PVF Frosted Ace. RANCH HORSE RIDING: 1. Naomi Stimburys, Rugged Blue Lark; 2. Brenda Hanson, PVF Frosted Ace; 3. Brenda Hanson, A Smart Montanalena.

March 2017

Tri-County Trail Association

Taking Care of the Trails and Work Parties PRESIDENT, Jim Mike; VICE PRESIDENT, Leroy Wilson; SECRETARY, Neva Gibson; TREASURER, Sally Roush. EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Cindy Krumm Hello everyone! By now, spring is fast approaching! That means we all are itching to get in the saddle. We are all thinking, outdoors, and trail riding! However, we would like to ask that you all remember that TriCo trails are completely maintained by volunteers. For this reason, we ask that you consider the condition of the trails before setting out for your early spring ride. When we ride the trails while the spring thaw is underway, we wind up rutting them—in some places —to the point that the ruts never go away and we have to look for ways to re-route. Since our trails, for the most part, cross private property, finding ways to go around torn up trails is often not possible. So, if you hear that the Ohio State Parks near us (NE OH) that allow trail riding have closed their trails because they are too

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wet, please realize that our trails (not maintained by paid state work crews) are most likely, also too wet to ride on without damaging them. Protecting our trails during the wet spring months helps to assure that we have good trails for our major events planned for the riding season. Also, since our wonderful trail system is maintained by volunteers, we are always looking for folks to help with the never ending trail maintenance. In order to keep up with this job, we have set up several work party dates. We usually start these work ‘parties’ at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings. We meet in the pavilion at our camp grounds to start each work party. In addition, we always provide a lunch for our workers around 2 p.m. at each work partyso nobody is working all day without eating. The dates for these work parties are: April 22, May 13, June 3, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 18. All members and friends of Tri-Co are encouraged and welcome to join us for these work parties. I also want to remind you again of our Fundraiser Weekends— the proceeds of which are used to purchase the slag, geotech, and other supplies to make bridges and other

Improvements to our pavilion and kitchen—even in the winter. repairs to our trail system. These fundraiser weekends also help to pay for the renting of required heavy equipment that our members do not own in order to get these repairs completed. So, for a relatively low sum, you can come and enjoy our trails and campgrounds, get fed six meals (OQHA weekend starts Thursday evening, so you get eight meals). While you are having fun and eating all of our fantastic food, you are also helping to support our trail maintenance. Those fundraiser weekend dates are (all are held at our campgrounds—located at 2662 Downing Street SW, East Sparta, Ohio 44626—except the Away Ride): MAY 19-21: Our Spring Ride Weekend. Contact Ellen Van Pelt at 330/323-2834 for more information.


JUNE 8-11: OQHA Trail Ride and Challenge. Contact Cynthia Bauman at or 330/3233559 for more information. JULY 14-16: Tri-Co’s Away Ride at Salt Fork. Contact Anjanelle Hennebert at 330/206-1469 for more information. AUG. 18-20: Our Ox Roast Weekend (watch for contact information in the future). SEPT. 22-24: Our Fall Ride Weekend (watch for contact information in the future). OCT. 13-15: Our Halloween Weekend (watch for contact information in the future). So, mark your calendars, make your plans and come be a part of this great club’s exciting events! Don’t miss out on any of this fun!


View From the Cheap Seats

8 Tons of Meadow Muffins by Sarah Vas That’s how much manure the average horse produces per year. I can’t remember where I read this useless trivia so don’t quote me. I can confirm that I’ve sifted countless tons of road apples since I was old enough to clutch a pitchfork. And No, I do not find peace, nor come up with my best ideas while engaged in the art of stall cleaning, as others claim. But my Cheap Seats rank declares that I get to scoop it in, and shovel it out. I’ve been involved in all manner of manure management and there are countless ways to dispose of the plentiful piles. My favorite methods aim for high measures of the following: animal comfort and cleanliness, efficient use of time, money and resources, and not putting my chiropractor’s kid through college. If you haven’t pushed a smelly wheelbarrow along the torturous rim of a manure pile, you haven’t lived. Actually, you’ve lived a great deal better than me if you’ve never done this. Manure piles are a smelly eye sore, a watery muck-maker, and

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a sprawling summer resort for fly infestations. It doesn’t matter if the piles are near or far, long and low, or steep and precarious, they’re awful. Raise your busted tines if you’ve been victim to a game called Walking the Plank. Imagine a series of mismatched boards of various rotten-ness. They’re carefully arranged into a too-narrow path up and out to the far edge of a manure mountain. Depositing successive loads past the tip of the last plank allows the pile’s progression to move away from civilization in an orderly manner. Seems like a good idea but inevitably, a wheel teeters sideways off a rotten edge mid-trip. The handles jerk from your grip and compost cascades sideways over the barrow edge. You’re left to contemplate abandoning the remainder right on the spot, buggering up the path for everybody else. This game has no Phone a Friend. There are lots of manured monkey wrenches to avoid long before the mound. I particularly despise the equine comedian knocking over the full wheelbarrow or the

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mathematically challenged pony falsely believing it can leap unscathed over the handles blocking an open stall door. Most exasperating? The horse that generates juuuuuuust a bit more daily mess than can fit in one comfortable barrow load. Refusing to make unnecessary trips, I’ve heaped the muck so heavy and high then busted my gut pushing the contents through a boot-sucking mud path to the pile. That’s my favorite way to stay in touch with my local medical team. Despite attempts at a running start up the planks, I’m also the one leaving those annoying spills along the route. Manure spreaders seem like the best alternative to manhandling the muck mountain. PTO or grounddriven, both engage a multitude of conveyors, chains, and thingamajigs to fling manure. Stalls are still cleaned by hand but at least this mobile transporter theoretically scatters sludge into a convenient, thin layer across the land, hopefully downwind from you and the tractor. I say theoretically because, as much of a blessing that spreaders can be, their design flaws are a nasty curse. Everything’s exposed but impossible to get to with tools. What needs fixed is always caked in compost or rusted shut. You’ll also require enough runway, drivable ground conditions, and nothing gumming up the whatchamacallits that move the poo along. There’s never a convenient time for something to break. Ask me how I know… We’ve been lucky to afford used spreaders over the years, none of which came without some wear and tear. We’ve upgraded a bit with each purchase via bigger capacity, less rust, or fewer pieces threatening to fail. When one malfunctions, though, oh is it a tragedy. It’s generally full of the day’s deposits. Someone gets to shovel out the contents before it can be repaired, sometimes before figuring out what’s even broken. Spreaders are finicky creatures, extremely useful and of high status when they function but the dastardly things have made me cuss so violently, I’ve made the Devil himself blush. Our current model has us confounded as of late. It’s the youngest in age, in the best condition, and the biggest we’ve owned. But a particularly icy day and a full load broke the sheer pin that saves the gears but stops the kicker tines from spinning, as it was designed to do. When anything stops spinning, the spreader is out of business.


Sarah Vas Unfortunately, subsequent pins keep sacrificing their lives for the whole of the spreader and we can’t for the life of us figure out why! When a spreader is used every single day of the year, any malfunction causes all normal activities to stop and the schedule is shot. I’ve also found it’s very hard to convince employees to push a wheelbarrow umpteen times through the mud every day when they’re used to the conveniences of the spreader. Dressing like a pirate and poking them with sabers, screaming “ARRRGGHHH, Matey, swim wit da fishes!” to make a game out of Walking the Plank doesn’t help either. There’s got to be a better mouse trap out there. I’ve pondered the applications of that As Seen On TV Self-cleaning Kitty Litter Box where Miss Kitty does its thing and wanders off to scratch the couch. The automated contraption then sweeps its box-size manure fork through the litter and neatly encapsulates the daily doo doo under a trap door for the servants to dispose of later. I saw another multi-level cat box on the market that you merely lift and sift. Kitty cookies gather in the top layer. Usable litter drops through to the next layers of the box, ready for use. I’ve not finalized a workable stall design yet and I’ll have to convince some horses to tolerate the sling hoist they’ll need to wear that raises them up out of the way before each cleaning sequence. But seriously, I think I’m on to something. Better Stall Living Through Technology! Huh…I guess stall cleaning does give me my best ideas! Sarah Vas, second generation horsewoman, owns and operates Winfield Farm & Forge in Grafton, Ohio. Even as a self-described Little Guy trainer, her depth of knowledge and list of accomplishments have gained the respect of many prominent professionals in the industry. She has quietly worked her heart out finding a niche in the Arabian ring as well as a multitude of other breeds and disciplines. Keep up with Sarah’s schedule, clinic dates, and innovative educational programs via Facebook. March 2017

Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club

Membership and High Point Awards PRESIDENT, Steven “Chunk” Watts; SECRETARY, Jean Yancer; TREASURER, Ashley Christian; WEBSITE,; EMAIL,

by Chesna Wertz Hi everyone! Hope all is well, and everyone is busily preparing for show season. As of this writing, the temperature today was in the high 50’s. Granted, it’s dropping back to the 20’s and 30’s, it was a nice taster of spring. March is just around the corner, so the warmer weather is in sight! On Feb. 4 we had our 6th Annual Tack Swap at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. While a bit chilly, the sun was shining, and there were plenty of deals to be had. A big thank you to everyone who was a vendor and came out and shopped! We had over 60 vendors, and over 200 shoppers came through. We also had quite a few boxes of food that will be taken to the food bank. We are already making plans for next year’s tack swap, and I will release details as they come.

April isn’t too far off, and our first show will be here before we know it! Please join us at the Ashland County Fairgrounds on April 29-30 for our first show of the season, under judge Kory Warthling. The showbill is now posted on the Facebook page. As you will notice, we are doing a little bit of a different format than our shows have been. Saturday will feature Halter, Showmanship, Hunt, Pleasure Driving, and Trail. Sunday will be our Western day. We are excited to try this new format, and hopefully this will lead to show days being a bit shorter and less tiring for everyone. Stalls will be available for all of our shows as well. Prices are $30 a day, or $60 for the weekend. Camping is also available for $30 a night. Please contact Melissa Greene to reserve stalls, 330/416-8641 With the thoughts of the first show, don’t forget to sign up for our yearend high point awards! Back by popular demand, we will be doing a high point champion per class, as we did in 2016. All you have to do to be eligible for high point is become a member. Membership prices are $20 for Individual Membership, or $25 for a Family Membership. Points will start accumulating once membership

Some of our 2016 high point awards! is in. We have some really cool high point awards in the works for this year. Attached in this article is a picture of our 2016 awards. Also, as we did last year, with each class sponsorship you do, you have the option to earn three extra points in a class of your choice. For example, if you sponsor two classes, you can choose to add one set of three points to $100 Halter, and the other set of three points to $100 Western Pleasure. You cannot receive

Don’t forget about our High Point Horse Of the Year Rotating Trophy! Sponsored in the Memory of Carol Raab and Keith and Cathy Klier. The horse that accumulates the most points throughout our shows will be awarded the trophy at our last show. anymore than three extra points for the same class. Any questions, please feel free to ask!

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Kentucky Horse Park Announces 100th Anniversary Celebration of ‘Remarkable’ Man O’ War The life and legacy of one of America’s original sporting heroes, the legendary Man o’ War, will be the highlight of a year-long celebration at the Kentucky Horse Park beginning on March 29, his birthday. “Man o’ War is a true American icon, born in Kentucky before going on to capture the country’s imagination by winning 20 of 21 races, smashing records and setting the bar that all other Thoroughbreds are measured by,” said Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director Laura Prewitt. “We are excited to announce not only an amazing exhibit, but also numerous events that will be held here at his final resting place, the Kentucky Horse Park, and throughout central Kentucky.”

Entitled Man o’ War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was, the exhibit will open on March 29, coincidentally Man o’ War’s birthday, at the Kentucky Horse Park and will contain never before seen artifacts of his illustrious career as a racehorse, a sire, and from his life in the Bluegrass as one of the state’s most well-known and visited residents. “We took the name of the exhibit from Will Harbut, the man who took care of him most of his life here in Kentucky,” said International

Museum of the Horse Director, Bill Cooke. “There are so many pieces of history with the Man o’ War exhibit that racing fans will be thrilled to see.” The entire list of Man o’ War events will be announced on March 29, but Prewitt previewed some of what can be expected. “There will be a number of events beginning with his birthday, a legacy mural of Man o’ War that will be painted in downtown Lexington, special Man o’ War-themed horse farm tours will

be offered and much more that will involve fans of all ages.” Thriving in the golden age of American sport, Man o’ War dominated sports headlines, often overshadowing legends such as Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey and Bobby Jones. His dominance of the sport was followed by a successful career at stud in Kentucky, siring Triple Crown winners and numerous other champions. His power as a sire can be traced down today to the most recent Triple Crown winner, the great American Pharoah. “The story of Man o’ War is truly a remarkable one,” said Prewitt. “Our goal is to celebrate his life and equally encourage visitors to experience all that the Kentucky Horse Park has to offer.”

Gastric Ulcers Dr. Tania Cubitt The horse has evolved as a grazing animal; forage plays a pivotal role in equine health. Horses are nonruminant herbivores also known as ‘hindgut fermenters’. Their digestive tract is made up of a simple stomach, small intestine and large intestine. The natural feeding habit of the horse is to eat small amounts of roughages often. Domestication has brought a change to this. Modern management practices incorporate stabling, increased grain based concentrate consumption, meal feeding and limited access to pasture. This has led to a myriad of problems by undermining the horses’ digestive capabilities. One of the most common disorders in horses today is gastric ulcers. Equine gastric ulcers are caused because gastric acid (hydrochloric acid secreted by parts of the stomach lining), and, to a lesser degree, the digestive enzyme pepsin, irritating the lining of the stomach, causing ulceration. Gastric ulcers are common in horses. Their prevalence


has been estimated to be as high as 90 percent depending on the athletic activity of the horse. Foals are also at risk with an estimated 25-50 percent developing lesions. The clinical signs of ulcers are not noticeable in most horses. Of those horses clinically affected, the signs may include poor athletic performance, change in attitude, dull coat, altered eating behavior, weight loss, diarrhea and colic. In foals, teeth grinding (a sign of pain) and excessive salivation are common. Ulcers are caused by a variety of factors including: diet and feeding management—feeding high levels of concentrates, feed deprivation and types of feeds (grass hay vs alfalfa, alfalfa is known to have acid buffering abilities), stress of training or disease, mechanics of training (splashing of acid in stomach while exercising) as well as medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Given the prevalence of gastric ulceration in horses today researchers have investigated several nutritional aspects of the disorder. A study

looking at feed type on gastric ulcer formation showed an increased risk of gastric ulcers in young growing horses consuming high grain diets as compared to a hay diet. After 4 weeks on the high grain diet the ulcer scores for the horses had increased by about 30 percent, and after 8 weeks, the scores had increased by about 3-fold. Thus, a diet high in roughage appears to promote better digestive health as reflected by the gastric ulcer scores, whereas high grain diets caused greater gastric irritation.1 Forage should be the basis of the horse’s diet. Grain concentrates and supplements should be fed to compliment the forage being offered. If high quality forage is being fed most horses will require much less cereal grain and will need a balanced vitamin and mineral supplement. Adding a bagged forage and hay, may boost the quality, consistency and nutrient profile of marginal quality forage. This will help horses satisfy their nutrient requirements and decrease the amount of grain that must be fed, therefore decreasing the horses risk for developing gastric ulcers. Other research groups have focused on the type of forage fed to horses and its effect of ulcer formation and severity. Providing good-quality alfalfa or alfalfa-mix hay can help buffer stomach contents and reduce gastric acidity. Alfalfa hay has been shown to buffer gastric contents and decrease gastric ulcer severity in horses housed in stalls and exercising.2,3 Also, pasture turnout


Dr. Tania Cubitt Performance Horse Nutrition when possible can help reduce stress and prevent gastric ulcers. 1. Flores, R.S., C.R. Byron, K.H. Kline. 2009. Effects of Feed Type on Growth and Gastric Ulcer Formation in Weanling Horses. J. Eq. Vet. Sci. 29(5):484-485. 2. Nadeau, J.A., F.M. Andrews, and A.G. Matthew. 2000. Evaluation of diet as a cause of gastric ulcers in horses. Am. J. Vet. Res. 61:784-790. 3. Lybbert, T., P. Gibbs, N. Cohen, B. Scott, and D. Sigler. 2007. Feeding alfalfa hay to exercising horses reduces the severity of gastric squamous mucosal ulceration. In: Proc. Amer. Assoc. Eq. Practnr. 53:525526.

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Equine Law

Is the Tax Court Biased in Favor of the IRS? by John Alan Cohan Attorney at Law The U.S. Tax Court is a critically important institution. It is the the most common forum in which taxpayers litigate federal tax disputes. The court frequently decides IRS assertions that the taxpayer understated the correct tax liability, resulting in a tax ‘deficiency.’ Many commentators argue that Tax Court judges are biased in favor of the IRS. Judges hear cases alone, without a jury. Many Tax Court judges have worked in the IRS Chief Counsel’s office or in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Tax Court does not assign judges randomly to cases. The procedures are extremely burdensome. The burden of proof is ‘preponderance of the evidence,’ which is a loose standard of evidence, and highly subjective. It means the the IRS could win if 51 percent of its evidence is more convincing to the judge than the taxpayer’s. The Tax Court makes budget requests to Congress’s tax-writing committees. In justifying its budget requests, the Tax Court invariably explains to congressional committees how well it is enforcing the tax laws. A Tax Court judge, Diane L. Kroupa, was indicted on tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction charges, raising questions about whether any of her rulings could be vulnerable to challenge as a result. (Judge Kroupa abruptly resigned prior to the indictment without explanation. Her husband, now divorced, was also indicted.) As a Tax Court judge, Kroupa heard and decided a wide range of cases, including some that came down against taxpayers in the horse and cattle industries. In October, 2016, she pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the IRS and other crimes. When sentenced at a later date, she is likely to serve a significant prison term. Another judge, L. Paige Marvel, has also been harsh with respect to the horse industry. In a recent case, Carmody v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2016-225, Judge Marvel came down hard on a taxpayer’s efforts to run his horse racing venture profitably. The taxpayer, Jerald Carmody, has owned race horses for more than 20 years, mainly as co-owner with others, and worked full-time as a sales representative for a helicopter March 2017

company. He owned lower priced horses which were actively raced in Washington State. Professional trainers were employed. He spent time every day on his horse racing activity, researched horses that would be in competition, and searched for other horses to purchase. He purchased and improved a five-acre property with a 4,000 square-foot barn, horse stalls, a 5,000-square-foot arena, indoor horse shelters, and nine pastures. He personally cleaned stalls and pastures. Some of the horses won several races each, and one was the alltime race winner at Emerald Downs with 21 wins. Mr. Carmody was named owner of the year at Emerald Downs. The races entered ranged in purses from $8,000 to $50,000. During a 10-year period, the taxpayer’s losses were from $16,064 to $81,345, with no profit year. But there was income in each year, ranging from $17,917 to $128,068. When horses were retired from racing, they were sold or given away. Of 36 horses sold, there was a net gain on only eight of those sales. Mr. Carmody had a horse racing bank account, but paid for expenses out of his personal account as well as the racing account. Mr. Carmody kept a folder for each horse with various receipts and documents related to that horse. Judge Marvel said that Mr. Carmody did not use any of his records to reduce losses or to achieve profitability. The court noted that Mr. Carmody had no written business plan, no budgets and no economic forecasts. “In fact, the record is devoid of any credible evidence that petitioner engaged in any meaningful financial management with respect to his horse racing activity.” The court said, “While a taxpayer need not maintain a sophisticated cost accounting system, the taxpayer should keep records that enable the taxpayer to cut expenses, generate or increase profits, or evaluate the overall performance of the operation.” The court also faulted Mr. Carmody for commingling his personal and horse racing finances. “This commingling of personal and horse racing activity funds is not indicative of a businesslike practice.” The court also noted that Mr. Carmody realized no profits in a 20year period, and that “he contends that he suffered losses because he

reinvested his gross receipts back into the horse racing activity and that he used his gross receipts to improve his barns, arena, and other horse racing activity property. Petitioner’s contentions are woefully insufficient to justify or even explain an unbroken string of over 20 years of substantial losses.” The court concluded that the petitioner did not engage in his horse racing activity with the predominant, primary, or principal objective of making a profit. The only silver lining in this case is that the judge rejected the IRS’ accuracy-related penalties because the taxpayer had reasonably relied on his accountant’s advice in taking the deductions. One of the important lessons in this case is that taxpayers need to somehow review records so as to reduce expenses or enhance the possibility of generating income. It is important to keep track of expenses on a per-animal basis. And it is important to prepare


financial statements, profit and loss projections, budgets, breakeven analyses, or marketing surveys, as the IRS considers these to be significant financial tools to aid in evaluating the overall performance of an operation. John Alan Cohan is an attorney representing people in federal and state tax disputes, IRS appeals, and Tax Court litigation, and is a longstanding author of a legal advice column published in numerous sporting magazines. In addition, he advises organizations on compliance with newly enacted laws and regulations. John is also author of the book, Turn Your Hobby Into A Business—The Right Way. He can be reached at 310/278-0203, or email at His website is


Farrier Friendly

It’s All About Value by Bryan S. Farcus, MA, CJF

Value oriented... The old saying, you get what you pay for is not always an absolute truth but in many industries it is very accurate. In my travels, I find myself defending this quip, quite often. And, when it comes to the equine services that our practitioners render, if you seek out a low price you will likely receive a lower level of quality. Now, this isn’t to say that there’s a guaranteed higher quality of service for the highest prices paid. For the most part, when it comes to the price of a professional, qualified and/or specialized farrier,

compared to that of a lower-level, less equipped farrier, there is an unmistakable disparity in cost. This disparity in price among one farrier to another is one that is marginally based on perceived value. As a horse owner seeks out a farrier for their horse, they will rely heavily on the belief that the farrier that they ultimately choose will have their horse’s best interest at heart. Some of the comments I routinely hear are always ones that emphasize the value that the farrier has to offer. Here’s a few that are of upmost importance: • Reliability. • Willingness to communicate and work through any problems/ hoof issues.

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Understanding horse behavior. Continuing education. Professional approach. Positivity and politeness.

A Win, Win... When value is abundant and price is fair that’s always a recipe for success and that’s what any competent farrier will always aspire to. If your farrier is concerned about the comfort and health of your horse and is always seeking to improve upon his/her current level of skill, then you will likely realize that his/her value will justify the cost of that service. When I hear someone suggest to me that their farrier may cost a little

more than that of the average farriers in that particular area and they emphatically say, “but that’s OK because he/she is worth it!” this is proof that when a farrier develops an attitude to approach their business (or any business, for that matter) with a value-added orientation, rather than one based solely on price, one thing is for certain—It will always end in a win-win for all. Check out Bryan’s new FARRIERFRIENDLY™ Horse Owner Guides. They will give you a great start to learning more about your horse, his feet and the farrier world. Available at ‘Like’ Farrier Friendly on Facebook.

Lake Erie Mounted Vaqueros

Congratulations to our Class Winners PRESIDENT, R David Davis; Vice President, Brian (Doc) Hric; SECRETARY, Karen Davis; TREASURER, Nancy Virzi. EMAIL, WEBSITE,

by Nancy ‘Go Forward’ Virzi Hi everyone! We had a great banquet. Ken Norris took top honors. He won Overall Cowboy and Overall Overall Cowboy. Great job Kenny! Dave Davis took Reserve Overall Cowboy. Debby Norris took Overall Cowgirl. Debby and Kenny’s daughter Jenny Bradbury took Reserve Overall Cowgirl. Jim Urbanski took Overall Senior Cowboy. Dwayne Joyner took Reserve Overall Senior Cowboy. Colleen Kelly took Overall Senior Cowgirl with Ellen Politzer taking Reserve Senior Cowgirl. Tom Rock was almost speechless when he found out he beat Dave Davis for top honors in the Rifle class. Stephanie Berry took the Shotgun class. Cowgirls rock!


Mrs. Urbanski accepting Jim’s award. Dave Davis took top honors in our Calvary class. This was our first year having a Calvary class. Calvary uniforms and equipment are used and the shooters have to get used to pulling their guns from out under a flapped holster. Good job Dave. Class winners were: Men’s 1 David Riley. This was Davids first year and he won’t be a Level 1 for long. Men’s 2 Tom Rock. Men’s 4 Kenny Norris. Senior Men’s 1 Fred Dzara. Senior Men’s 2 Dwayne Joyner. Senior Men’s 3 Jimmy Urbanski. Ladies 1 Carissa Broennle. This is also Carissa’s first year and she won’t be

Dave Riley and Dave Davis.

Carissa Broennle

a 1 for long either. Ladies 2 Stephanie Berry. Ladies 3 Jenny Bradbury. Ladies 5 Debby Norris. Senior Ladies 1 Karen Davis. Senior Ladies 2 Nancy Virzi. Senior Ladies 3 Colleen Kelly. David Riley took Most Improved Cowboy and Elle Davis took Most Improved Cowgirl. Our president Dave Davis took the time to build the beautiful saddle racks that were given to the class winners. They are really nice. Thank you Dave for making them. Thank you to Karen Davis for all you did to make the banquet a success. Our club really dresses in vintage dress for our banquet. There were a lot of beautiful ladies in formal late 1800 dress and handsome cowboys too. Brian ‘Doc’ Hric took Best Dressed Cowboy. Nancy Virzi took Best Dressed Cowgirl. Dave and Karen Davis took Best Dressed Couple. Colleen Kelly brought Jim Urbanski’s mother with her as Jim was out of the country on business. What a sweet lady. She is in a wheelchair, but that didn’t stop her from having fun. She accepted Jimmy’s awards for being a class

winner and Overall Senior Cowboy. She then joined in on the dancing after dinner. David Riley and his brother danced with her and her wheelchair. What a delight to see two young men making an older woman’s evening by dancing with her. Hats off to the Riley brothers. The food was provided by Gage’s Concessions. As usual the food was wonderful. They really go all out and we are lucky to have them for our shoots too. We are still in need of a group of people to set balloons on four Sundays this summer. If you are interested in making some money contact Karen Davis at 330/719-3290. Our 2017 schedule is: May 20-21, July 15-16, Aug. 26-27 and Sept. 23-24. Hope to see you all there. We are planning a clinic when the weather gets better. Dates and times to be announced.


Thank you to our great sponsors: Uncle Jimmy’s Horse Treats, Rock Farm and Garden, Big D’s Tack Shop, Wendy Shaffer-Equine Bodyworks, Warren Family Farm and Garden and Kdgowins Photography. March 2017

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Join the OAATS Distance Program PRESIDENT, Mollie Krumlaw-Smith; VICE PRESIDENT, Mickie Newnam; SECRETARY, Maureen Fehrs, DVM; TREASURER, Jo Murray; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Tina S. Ponder In the previous article, I highlighted the Novice program and our new program G-OAATS. Now I would like to cover our Distance Program. To be eligible for any of the OAATS Distance Program Career Mileage awards, each horse must be registered with OAATS and annual recording fees up to date before the horse’s first ride of any given season. Each qualified horse will receive an award for the following miles: 300, 700, 1000, 1500, and every 500 miles thereafter. Beginning at 5000 miles and every 1000-mile plateau following, a special award will be given to acknowledge their achievement. Also, note that any horse that completes 300 miles in one season and his/her rider volunteers one day at an OAATS sanctioned ride will be eligible for the Trail Horse Award. If you’re unsure of how your horse or you will do in the upcoming ride

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season you may elect to enter your horse for the Multiyear Program. The Multiyear Program allows you and your horse to pace yourselves g into completing 300 miles regardless of the number of yearss it takes to acquire those miles.. Please keep in mindd the rider must declaree they will be riding for the Multiyear Award at the beginning of thee ride season and willl not qualify for the Traill Horse Award in thatt same year. OAATS also recognizes nizes the Top 3 for mileage in three categories: Overall, endurance and LD (Limited Distance 25-35-mile ride). OAATS’ Distance Program awards the following : • OAATS Endurance Horse of the Year, a horse that has completed at least four OAATS endurance rides including the club ride. • OAATS Horse of the Year, any Arab or Part Arab who earns the most points in OAATS sanctioned rides. • Challenge Cup, any horse that is not a registered Arab or Part Arab with the most points in OAATS sanctioned rides. • Junior Trophy, any junior with the

most points in OAATS sanctioned rides including the club ride. • BC (Best Condition) Endurance – to the horse with the most BC points in endurance total miles. —LD (Limited Distance) to the horse with the most BC points in LD rides based on total miles.

We couldn’t do any of this and have successful rides without the help ffrom our volunteers! They are at the ready T regardless if it’s helping reg with a distressed horse or rider, mentoring, clearing trails, t il or providing a shoulder to cry on. OAATS will become your ride family and without each other we cannot succeed, so we want to always recognize our volunteers at the rides as well as at the end of the year. Awards for our volunteers with in our Volunteer Program: • Trail Boss Jacket—any rider accumulating 300 miles of trail marking/ unmarking over any number of seasons. • Ride Volunteer Jacket—any member volunteering for 12 full ride days over any number of seasons. • Ride Manager Jacket—any member


who manages six ride days over any number of seasons.

There is a highly honorable award a member could be nominated to receive and that is the Dug Murray Helping Hands Award. This award is in memory Dug’s passing in 1991. Dug was always at the rides with a smile helping those who needed a hand. This award will go to a member that upholds and carries on Dug’s tradition of happily helping anyone in need of assistance. Another notable award to be nominated for by any member of OAATS which is in memory of Jean Robson-Miller’s horse, Charlie, The Charlie Horse Award. This horse must be over 15 years old and an outstanding trail horse. Most of the awards in the Distance Program are awarded to those that carry us all those miles…our horses, but we also recognize any rider for every 1000 miles of competition with special awards every 5000 miles. That’s about it in a nutshell. Please contact with any questions, hope to see some new members this year! As the motto goes that I have heard around the rides, ‘To Finish Is To Win’.


Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc. Member of American Horse Council RECORDING SECRETARY & MEMBERSHIP Barb Gerard 330/262-4537

TREASURER Jo Ellen Reikowski 330/806-3146

PRESIDENT Arden Sims 740/350-2339

VICE PRESIDENT Eric Estill 513/899-2267

NEWSLETTER EDITOR Theresa Burke 614/329-7453

OHC CORRAL NEWS Becky Clifton 937/417-4359

Greetings From Your President Hello OHC friends, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone again who attended our Mid-Winter Planning Meeting held in January at Deer Creek State Lodge. As most of you may know, it was during this same weekend that the winners were announced from our ‘Saddle Up’ New Membership Recruitment Program. This drive, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, was a resounding success as 180 new memberships totaling 260 new members were welcomed to the OHC. The winners received prizes ranging from the grand prize of a custom-made saddle, to valuable gift cards and chapter rewards. Both the

new member winner and their OHC ‘recruiter’, if indicated, received awards. A special ‘Thank You’ goes to our Promotions Chair, Mary Alice Kuhn, Membership Chair, Barb Gerard, and to each of the committee chairs, regional reps and mentors who were involved in taking this idea of a membership drive from concept to reality. In addition, on behalf of the entire OHC organization, I would like to thank the management of ‘The Stagecoach West’, for their partnership in offering to us a very impressive list of prizes at a reduced cost. For a complete listing of the winners and their rewards, go to our State website, Speaking of events, this year’s

Equine Affaire is right around the corner. The dates are April 6-9 at the Ohio State fairgrounds. Set-up day for our OHC booth is Wednesday, April 5. Volunteers are needed to help spread the word about the OHC and to encourage sign-up of new members. Please consider signing up for a shift. Your help and support is greatly appreciated! To add your name to the volunteer roster, go to our homepage and click on ‘Sign Up to Volunteer at Equine Affaire’. Lastly, I would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the 2017 Grant awards. Each year, the OHC features two separate grant award programs. The $5000 Matching Grant monies

were distributed amongst six chapters with funds ranging from $500 to $1000. As the name implies, these awards will require matching funds from the recipient chapter. In addition, the $750 grant money program awarded one chapter in each of the five regions with funds to accomplish their planned trail maintenance projects. The list of this year’s Grant Money program winners is available on our website. We all look forward to hearing about the finished trail projects later this fall. Enjoy a productive and fun spring! See you on the trails! Arden Sims OHC President

birthday wish and will be held in September. We’re glad to make Sharon’s birthday special. The most important news about our trail riding is the change to our chapter ride which has been upgraded to a regional event. This will certainly expand the participation as we reach out to include other chapters beyond the borders of Ashtabula County. We are a group that feels very strongly about inclusion of as many members as possible who want to enjoy the scenic Ashtabula Gulf so this is a very good change. Don’t forget the Coggins Clinic on May 13 at the Albion Fairgrounds and make room for our new show schedule this summer when we will enjoy three evenings of riding and fun as the sun gives way to the cooling night. Our great show team, headed as always, by Chris and company, is going to some extra lengths to make these evening events more interesting. They are putting together high point awards that any rider would appreciate and want. We’ll keep you posted on the progress of our plans. I really cannot say enough about these women who have brought new life to our club with their energy and dedication. Thanks, girls!

Getting ready to get ready for spring, I will have much more news next month. Rest up, we’re all looking forward to happy trails to all. ~Jenny Walsh

was discussed at this meeting but I imagine a good breakfast was had by all since the meeting was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Member Mary Ann Borch lost her equine partner, Willy, in January. She’s had Willy since he was just a baby. He had lived with Cushing’s for a long time but the disease finally became too much. On a very sad note, local horseman, Don Gilmore, passed away on Feb. 3. He and his wife, Kathy Keplar Chambers Gilmore, have been part of the Athens equine community for many years. I am not sure, but they may have been members of OHC at one time or another. Many of us had gone on trail rides and participated in clinics with Don and Kathy. He will be sadly missed by all. ~Stacia

County Lines ASHTABULA As winter continues to take its time passing over Ashtabula County, I am heartened by the fact that it is no longer dark at 6 p.m. when I trudge to my barn for nightly feeding. So too, our club is seeing a rejuvenation with new faces dotting our last meeting and plans underway for a full season of activities. We welcome all who have something positive to add to our agenda for the coming year. The Spring Dance will take place as planned on March 18. Forty tickets were sold at Bushnell Store, alone, within 24 of several places where they are available. Country Redford is a very hot band so we are all looking forward to a great evening of dancing our feet off. Members are designing baskets for the raffle and the door prize. So come one and all to this passage into Spring on St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Should be a blast! We are in the process of planning several out of town riding ventures including Benezette, Mohican State Park and Cook’s Forest in Pennsylvania. The Cook’s Forest ride is in response to Sharon Potter’s 54

ATHENS Delegates Linda Clark and I attended the OHC mid-winter planning meeting on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Deer Creek State Park. It was a fairly long drive for us of almost 100 miles one way but well worth the effort to get there. The lodge and park were very nice. The meeting was informative. We were able to meet some new people and reconnect with others. We prepared a written report about the meeting for our president, Bonnie Lackey, which we will share with the membership at our next meeting on March 1 at the State Highway Patrol Post in Athens. Bring some food to share and a buddy if you have one. Social time starts at 6 p.m., and the actual meeting will begin at 6:30. We will be planning our trail rides for the year. Some members attended a popup meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Albany Café organized by Jane Jacobs. I have not heard what


BUTLER Howdy from Butler County. I would like to take few lines to thank Nancy Harris, previous Corral reporter for the excellent job she has done writing the happenings with the BC OHC. She has done an excellent job, and it will be hard for me to follow in her footsteps. March 2017

County Lines Even though we have not had a snowy or brutally cold winter, it has been unusually wet and mild. On the rare day that the sun has peaked through those dismal clouds and the temperature has made it feel like spring was around the corner, one of our members was able to bring a ray of sunshine to her terminally ill friend. Kimm Nicholay had found out that her friend Minna Snow had in her younger years loved to ride horses and that she and a daughter had even taken riding lessons. Whenever Kimm would visit with Minna the conversation would eventually turn to talking about horses. So on that rare warm sunny Sunday Kimm loaded up her horse Otto, and with the help of Renni O’Conner they took Otto to visit with Minna. ~Mary Pope CARROLL Carroll County OHC had 25 members and two visitors present at our January meeting. I believe that is a new record and I hope we did equally as well at our February meeting. The answer to one of our most often asked questions should be understood by the club now because at the February meeting we were to have the State Insurance chair talk to us by telephone. Why aren’t we moving up in the technical world! Our goal was to learn all about the State Insurance plan. Everyone is always asking just exactly who and what is covered and conversely who and what are not covered by the State Insurance plan. Hopefully we were able to clarify once and for all just what circumstances dictate the necessity of carrying event insurance and when is event insurance not justified. Since the weather has been unseasonal this winter, several of our members have been out riding. Cleaning up the horses before and the tack after the ride is more than I care to do. The horses are hanging out in the pasture watching me do the daily walking. It gets me up and going each morning to spend 90 minutes walking with neighbors no matter what the weather. Spring is on the way because Phil went to see if the cows were ready for him to haul down more round bales of hay Jan. 29 and was greeted with two curly little Highland calves. This is the first time we have had calves born before March and it was a pleasant surprise. It is about time for the male neighborhood barn cats to start hanging around trying to convince me they are only looking to help empty out our barn cat’s feed dish. I loaded up my barn March 2017

cats today and made the trip to the vet to insure there are no cute little surprises in the barn. I always loved having kittens and was always able to give them away. One day I got a call from the Humane Society lady who saw my advertisement for free kittens in the paper. She asked me not to give kittens away free because often time’s people are getting them to feed to their pet snake. I really wish she had never educated me concerning that because even though snakes have to eat too, it took all the fun out of enjoying the kittens and giving them away to what I had never really thought of as less than a good home. Just after that an elderly farmer stopped in and wanted four kittens. I got up the courage to ask if he was feeding them to his snake. He looked totally shocked as he said, “heavens no!” Actually, he had three cats disappear from his barn and was replacing them. The fourth cat was so strangely marked he could not pass up taking her home for inside the house. I did have some teenage girls stop and take a kitten. They were concerned that their father would not allow the kitten so I made it clear they were free to return the kitten if their father insisted. About four months later, a cat that looked very much like that kitten appeared in the barn while we were away. At least the girls had the experience of playing with a kitten for a time so it wasn’t all bad. The summer ride calendar is filling up fast. CC OHC will be working at Harrison State Forest and doing some early riding the last weekend in April. Buckeye Trail Riders will be there as well and we will have our annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday evening. Our plan is to get Harrison State Forest trails and camping area ready for our NE Regional Ride. Please mark your calendars because our ride will be May 19-21 this year instead of in September as it has been previously. President Ron Wilson II has shared his vision for the club to attend monthly events such as fun shows, parades, trail rides, establishing a booth at the Carroll County Fair and riding new places with some of our secondary membership and neighboring NE Region chapters. He also wants us to help with trail maintenance at Jefferson Lake. A reminder to every rider that you can do some trail maintenance on every ride just by keeping your clippers out and cutting away the things that hit you in the face and getting off and making a path around fallen trees if you don’t have tools to remove a down tree. Remember to report the work that needs more attention

to the appropriate trail maintenance group. Keep track of the hours you spend working on trail. Report your hours to Kathy Ross. Kathy reported CC OHC did over 900 hours of trail work in 2016. Ron invited members to volunteer to serve on four committees he wants to establish. The committees are Youth with the purpose of getting our youth involved and a youth member is encouraged to join the committee. A Promotion committee would fund raise and do chapter promotion. Terry and Kathy Ross will continue to serve as Trail maintenance officers and welcome everyone to help. The fourth committee would be the Event committee which would organize the calendar of events in which the club chooses to participate. ~Ronda Urbank CHAMPAIGN Newly elected President Lori Long welcomed 11 members to the first 2017 meeting of Champaign County OHC. After enjoying a bountiful meal, and thanking everyone for coming out in the cold, she called our meeting to order.

Secretary/Treasurer Cindy Glaser read the minutes from the December meeting and reported that after writing checks for donations we have added to our chapter account. She received a thank you from the Caring Kitchen for our Christmas donation. Linda Imke, fresh from hand surgery, gave a synopsis of her activity on getting things ready for the newly formed Trail Committee. So far, Linda, Lori, the Glaser’s, Janet Roop, Ellie Calhoun, Brenda Brunotte, and Val Manneman have volunteered to help on the committee. Everyone who does manual work on Kiser Lake bridle trails must sign the State’s BWC paperwork before commencing work. Linda and/or Lori will have the forms. Kristina Tubbs GPS’ed the trails using the Endomondo app, but we will probably need to redo them with Lori along to make sure we have all the trails included and accurate. No one seems to know what happened to the GPS that we did a year ago when it was turned into the ODNR. We thank Kristina for her efforts. Linda spoke with Ranger John Lewis who has requested the chopper from the State for work on the overgrown

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County Lines trails. He will let us know if he gets it. If we rent equipment, the State may pay half and provide an employee to help. She has also spoken with a Sidney Boy Scout leader who may have a troop willing to adopt a trail. The Sidney FAA also needs to fill volunteer hours, so they may also be willing to help. Cherie Elkins, a former member, has equipment that would be a huge help, but no trailer to transport. Steve Glaser may be able to help with that. Carol Mills also has heavy equipment we can utilize. We need to compile a list of available equipment that would be available for trail maintenance. It was suggested we get a permanent sign stating that our club maintains the bridle trails with contact information and membership applications. Many riders assume the ODNR maintains/marks the trails. It was also suggested that we stake a flag at the head of trails we are working on to alert riders of our activity and to avoid them. Lori will inventory the trail signs and posts she has been storing to see what others are needed to re-mark the trails adequately. A lot of the original signs have disappeared or need replaced. Riders need to stay on the trails to stay away from the areas of quicksand and downed, old farm fence hazards. Dan Geuy suggested getting an aerial map of the park from the Champaign County Engineer. Linda scheduled the first organizing Trail Committee meeting held Jan. 19 at Lori’s. Cindy sent out an email to the entire club to see if there are any other members who would like to serve on the committee. Linda and Dan Imke went to the State winter meeting on Jan. 21 and reported back to the club at the February meetin. We hope everyone who has been ill, gets well quickly and looks forward to many more hours riding on the trails. ~Cindy CLARK Greetings from Clark County OHC. The January meeting was conducted by the new officers: President Kristina Tubbs, Vice President Alma Shipley, Treasurer Shelly Roberts and Secretary MaryEllen Snider. The council members want to thank Kailene Wells, Bonnie Maxson, Tonya Minna and Polly Agle for their service as officers and dedication to our group. Our council participated in the 4-H Tack Sale at the fairgrounds on Jan. 29. We had our own booth with items for sale. We also promoted 56

I am thrilled to be the council’s new secretary and will strive to meet the monthly challenge of sharing news from Clark County. We have wonderful members who are fun to spend time with and promote our love of ‘Equus Caballus’. Until next month, Happy Trails, ~MaryEllen

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our council by having maps of the trails at Buck Creek and council application forms. Several people joined while at the sale which was great. The council also provided a well-stocked gift basket for the Silent Auction to benefit 4-H. Thank you to members who worked or stopped by to visit. As this New Year starts, the officers hope to attend State OHC events to meet others who share our interest and benefit from other councils’ experiences. Clark County meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Please refer to our website, for date, time and location of meetings, should there be changes. Talking about our website, we are very pleased with the work done by Shelly Roberts. Just about anything you would like to know concerning our council may be found, plus ordering information for CC OHC apparel. Do check it out! In anticipation of riding the trails at Buck Creek this year we are grateful to Jonathan Hannah and Troop 316 for their amazing construction of a new mounting block in our camp area. Thanks guys. We have compiled our calendar of events for 2017. Group Rides will be held April 22, 2 p.m., Buck Creek (snacks); May 27, 2 p.m., Kiser Lake (snacks); June 24, 2 p.m. Carriage Hill; July 16, Noon, Buck Creek; Aug. 19, 10 a.m., Sugar Creek, (lunch); Sept. 24, 11-2 p.m., Pink Ride at Sycamore. Trail maintenance at Buck Creek is schedule for April 29, 12 to 2 p.m.; April 30, 2 to 4 p.m.; May 20, 12 to 2 p.m. and May 21, 2 to 4 p.m. Camping will be enjoyed June 3 and 4, Buck Creek; Sept. 9 and 10, Buck Creek; and Oct. 13-15, Mohican State Park. Each year we volunteer to work the Pork Chop booth at our county fair sponsored by the Clark County Pork Producers. The pace is fast as we fill food orders, but a lot of fun. Tentative date is July 28. Our council Christmas party will be Dec. 3 from 3-5 p.m. Location and details will be finalized at our November meeting. Updates will be posted on our website.

Spring is around the corner. We have had a pretty mild winter so far, with lots of riding days. With spring coming that means rain. Hope to see everybody at the March 16 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Don’t forget to pay your dues so you don’t miss your Corral! Til March, ~Judy CLINTON As I sit here thinking about what content to put in this month’s article, it appears to me that I should be complaining about the snow and bitterly cold weather. Instead, the weatherman is calling for temperatures in the 60’s with a potential risk of severe storms. This is February! We are already dealing with the extra mud that usually comes with the thawing in spring. But then, they say chance of snow tomorrow. What a wild weather roller coaster we have seen this year. We are hoping for a more consistent spring with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. Many of our members enjoyed a nice ride at Caesar Creek. I haven’t had a chance to experience it personally, but I hear the trail improvements are awesome. The areas that historically were extremely muddy and messy are now dry and wonderful! I can’t wait to get out there myself. The last two years the trails have been going through some major improvements so please come to our neck of the woods and enjoy the ride. One of the primary slogans for the Ohio Horseman Council is ‘Horsemen helping horsemen’. I have been given the chance to live up to that challenge as the local humane society reached out to our chapter to assist an elderly woman feed her horses while going through some personal hardships. Without going through the details of her personal life, it has been very rewarding for us to be able to do this for her. I hope if I ever need such assistance someone would step up for me. We will be participating with a booth at the Warren County Tack Exchange on March 12 at the Warren


County Fairgrounds. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and our neighboring county chapter always puts on a great event. Please come on out and find some great deals. Our President, Susan Lamb, went through extensive knee surgery last month and is on the road to recovery. I know she is anxious to get through this and get back in the saddle. Get well soon Susan! I hope everyone has a great month and look forward to spring which is right around the corner. ~Ann Elliott COLUMBIANA We are two months into the New Year, getting closer to the spring riding season to be underway. I for one cannot wait to hit the trails this 2017 year; with this in mind please do not forget it’s been muddy and wet and I am quite sure it will be this way off and on for a few months as spring approaches which will make our trails and campgrounds a bit soggy. Let’s do our best to save on tearing up the grounds and creating more work for our members and our parks. Do not forget keep your tie lines clean and tidy, not just for you but also for everyone else whom camps and rides. For all those anxious campers and riders; as we all are; be respectful of your State Parks rules and regulations. The rules and regulations are an important part of being able to utilize the parks for our recreational activities. February 4, BCHA hosted our Night at the Races event with a huge turnout, held at the Washingtonville VFW. We were pretty well jam packed, and all in all it was a very fun, wonderful evening of events. I think we did a really great job this year of putting this together quickly and having a huge turnout. Thank you to everyone who could join us and a big thanks to all the members whom came together and worked hard to make this event happen. A huge thank you to those who donated items for the auctions, they were a big part of the evening. Even bigger thanks to our sponsors. February’s meeting went very well. We had a total of 39 members attending, some old members who hadn’t attended for some time came back to join us, Mr. and Mrs. Davis and Randy Ingledue and his family. We also had a guest join us, Dwayne Barnes. Thank you and welcome. We celebrated a couple of birthdays—long time member Betty Vernon, James Mrugala and Bobbie Jo Roessler, Happy Birthday. March 2017

County Lines Mentionable for the month anyone who rides Vogery’s at Beaver Creek State Park is to get a new pass via Gary Winterburg or no riding this area. Our new 2017 Treasurer, Sara Early attended the OHC regional meeting in January. She came back with some new and important information for our group, along with several other groups that are hosting their event rides. Thank you, Sara. Our Beaver Creek Horsemen’s Associate this year have decided instead of members only rides we are opening up to invite everyone to join us! We will have an open club ride with a potluck dinner at Beaver Creek State Park on May 13. We welcome you and if you are joining us please bring a covered dish. Thank you in advance. Hope to meet and see some new members. Happy Trails and be safe, Leanna Cusick COSHOCTON Wow what a crazy winter! I’m writing this article in January and five days ago we had weather in the 60’s and now the temperature is in the 30’s and it’s snowing like crazy. We have plans to hire a stump grinder to remove all the stumps at the park from the dead ash trees that were cut down last year by AEP. The only hurdle preventing the removal of the stumps and trail maintenance is mud. Hopefully when this article is out we will be dried out enough to get busy on our projects. Our club did manage to take time out of our busy schedules to have our

Christmas party in January. There were 24 people who braved the cold that night. I don’t know about anyone else, but my food was pretty good. I do not have the results for everyone’s trail miles, but I should have them for the April article. ~Gigi

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CUYAHOGA Once more Penny Passalacqua takes the reins with a great back up crew of officers and volunteers for the 100th Year of the Cleveland Metroparks Bridle Trail Celebration. Riders are already chalking up miles towards their End to End Celebration. Our chapter will hold a ride in each Reservation monthly when the weather breaks or riders can ride on their own any time of the year. See our website: Ohio Horseman’s Council Cuyahoga County Chapter and click on Ride Information for information and entry forms. Our Banquet/Awards and Auction was a success held again this year at the Holiday Inn in Independence. Angel Haven Horse Rescue again sold coffee in many flavors and members looked forward to the purchase of fresh coffee in their coffee makers and backing Heidi and the little colts she saves every year. Many members were able to take home DAC supplements, Schneider’s Saddlery items, Big Dee’s, Wilson’s Feed, Nutrena coupons and enjoyed the auctioneer efforts of Joe Coalter. Tables circled the room with a $5 dollar table, and buckets of choice horse items up for bids. All horse items up for bids brought money for the club and fun for the members. ~Margaret Wolfe DEFIANCE

Coshocton OHC Christmas party.

and Linda Mablis. I know we are all looking forward to getting back on the trails, sunshine or cloudy. Hope to see you there! ~Connie Hasch

Well today is the fifth and it’s the day of the Super Bowl. What a beautiful Sunday, church, lunch, horseback riding and then the game. It was so good to get back in the saddle again, Reece did well, and I think he was glad that he got out of his stall. John rode Sammy our mule, he is gaited and maybe John is beginning to like gaited animals. OK, I won’t hold my breath. Maybe tomorrow I will ride Velvet our slowpoke Quarter Horse, and John can ride Geraldine his mule. She is acting mad at him for not taking her out. Talk about jealousy, she gets jealous! Hee haw! I have noticed that the older we get, the more excuses we have for not riding. It’s too cold, it’s too windy, it’s cloudy, and then I think about the old cowboys who out west still go out on horseback and

Defiance Council Christmas party. herd cattle and all that good stuff. Then I snuggle in my chair with a blanket, hot chocolate and a good book. I wonder if they could make a heated saddle? We have almost everything planned for the Everything Horse Trade Fair March 12. I hope to see you there, it’s fun and it is always good to visit other trade shows. We had our Christmas party at Kissners on Jan. 21. The food was good, and the dessert was delicious. The best part is always the gift exchange. It is so much fun as the gift you pick might not be the gift you go home with. I am sure you have all played this game, of each person getting a number, the first person picking a present, then the second one either picking a new gift or takes the present the number one person had. If he takes the no.1 person gift, then no.1 has to pick another gift. We had a lot of fun, and as always there were a few gifts that got passed from one to another. The rule is the person getting it the third time gets to keep it. I got a real nice horse image cutting board for my kitchen, but lost in in the last few minutes. Well as I always say, easy come, easy go! It’s all in fun, and that is what we had, besides that I loved the gift I took home. Spring is coming. I read on Facebook that horse people don’t believe in what the groundhog does, but we rely on our horses, and when they start shedding, then we know spring is coming. Jennifer Kadesch assured us all that spring is coming because her horse Zephyr is shedding. Another good sign is that our daylight is lasting longer each day. Come on spring, we welcome you with open arms. Well the game is over, sadly the Patriots won again. But on a happier note, we are wishing Happy Birthday to Nancy Schroeder, Jami Young,


Greetings from Delaware Chapter! As I write this article, it is a sunny day in February and Prada and I just got back from an afternoon ride at our nearby Prairie Oaks Metro Park. I don’t know about you, but I sure hope that ‘ole Man Winter’ doesn’t surprise us with a late spring snow! This year has gotten off to a great start for our chapter! Excitement is in the air! Attendance at our first two monthly meetings has been terrific, made even more so by the addition of our newest members. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Frank and Drew Baxter, Amy Cole with youth members Forest and Anthony Cole, Dennis Thompson, Becky and Matt Payne and Ron Tupps. As President Dan explains, ‘every member is encouraged to share their ideas and suggestions for ways to enhance the fun and informative nature of our chapter’. Ideas that have been mentioned include hosting chapter and/or benefit rides throughout the year, field trips, educational seminars, raffles, silent auctions, fun shows, etc. Keeping with this theme, our first chapter ride/drive is scheduled for Sunday, April 23. Save the date! The exact meeting time and choice of venue has yet to be finalized, so stay tuned for further details. In January, President Dan, along with his wife, Sherry, Treasurer, and Vice President Theresa, attended the Ohio Horseman’s Council MidWinter Planning meeting held at Deer Creek State Lodge. This meeting, open to all OHC members, provided a forum for sharing ideas and a chance to network with other chapters on various topics ranging from how to build a successful and growing chapter, how to reach more members, how to enhance and encourage participation, etc. The group ‘workshop’ held on Sunday was particularly interesting. A summary of the Mid-Winter meeting along with video from several presentations will soon be available for viewing on our State website, Since the first of the year, our intrepid trail maintenance volunteers have continued their hard work on our Alum Creek Bridle trails, forging ahead despite the rain, cold and muddy conditions. Repair work thus far this year have included 57

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Top photo: Before Coco’s Way. Bottom photo: After Coco’s Way. repairs to Coco’s Way platform on Winterhawk West. I have included both a ‘before’ and ‘after’ picture of this project. As weather permits, a second layer of decking and non-slip surfacing will be added to complete the Coco’s Way project. In other news, members are reminded of the upcoming OHC General Membership meeting scheduled for Sunday, March 19 at the Eagles Lodge, SR 36/37, Delaware, Ohio. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. but come early to view and bid on the silent auction items being furnished by the meeting’s hosts, i.e. Southwest Region chapters. All OHC members are welcome to attend at no charge; however, if you would like to partake in the hot luncheon meal, a prepaid reservation is necessary. Go to for more details. I know many of you are planning to attend this year’s Equine Affaire coming to town April 6-9 at the Ohio State fairgrounds. If you have some extra time, won’t you consider volunteering at our OHC booth (#800) while you’re there? Volunteers are needed to fill time slots throughout the entire fourday event, including booth set-up on April 5. Your volunteer hours can even result in free admission tickets! For more information, go to Your participation is greatly appreciated! Until next month, I wish all of you a very Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and Happy Trails! ~Theresa Burke

like a lamb’. As I write this, I have experienced dandelions and sweet violets blooming early February in my yard. A dead skunk on the side of the road, perhaps another sign of an early spring. Of course our horses have went from making snow angels to becoming mud monsters. I can’t believe I was happy, as colder temperatures hardened the ground. The end of January, 13 Erie County members met at Los Molcajete in Sandusky. We enjoyed our dinners, drinks and conversations on new happenings. The evening progressed quickly as the ride planning committee shared their ideas and dates. Monthly rides and campouts were scheduled. It is going to be a fun year. Check out our Facebook page for upcoming events. Sunday, March 5, we will meet at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Monroeville Rails to Trails on Route 99. March 18 you will see us celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as we meet at Carlisle at 1 p.m. Get your saddles ready, your horses in shape and your trucks full of gas! Happy trails are coming! ~Shelley FAIRFIELD This is ground hogs’ day as I sit here with pen in hand. The little rodent predicted six more weeks of winter. Go figure since this is only Feb. 2. Earlier this week one of our members showed me a new bridle trail map for Deercreek State Park. Around 5 to 7 miles of new trails were added, bringing the total up to approximately 25. Discussions are also under way to expand the number of available trail miles at Great Seal State Park. It is nice to see the state recognize and support the equine enthusiast in Ohio that trail ride. If you bump into anyone of authority from the state connected to our parks and forest, say thanks! Speaking of trail riding. Last month I hinted that I would round up the trail miles submitted by our members for 2016. In total we had

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Welcome back Linda and Mike Kempton.


Ted and Phyllis, two of our top riders.

McGuire Family and friends on a rare break. 54 members turn in 18,701 miles. That is absolutely awesome! Old Jim McGuire submitted the highest number of miles ridden with 1356. He said that was the result of 105 days in the saddle. Makes me feel like a slacker. Ted Rodgers and Phyllis Bohn turned in 1312 each. Handsome Jim McGuire turned in 1264. I had 87 days in the saddle resulting in 1160 miles and Tom McGuire rounded out the top six with 1151 miles. We had a half dozen other members turn in between 800 and 1100 miles each. Yes, Fairfield County OHC is alive, active and on the move. We have not had our planning meeting to organize our activities for 2017. I do know we have secured our permits for our large Labor Day ride at Scioto Trails and our Halloween ride at Hocking. Two great rides that we all look forward to each year. If you have not attended either in the past, watch for the dates and come join us. You will not be disappointed. I got word there is a rumor floating around that one of our OHC families has offered to fix breakfast one morning for everyone in camp at the Labor Day ride. I have seen this bunch eat and that is not a small undertaking. Included with this article is a picture of Linda and Mike Kempton at our Christmas party. Linda had a really tough year, undergoing numerous operations. All seems to be headed in the right direction at this point. Nice to have both of you back. Sorry this is short, but it is what it is. Until next month, ~Chris


“Enter the sanctuary of the horse ever with honor and respect.”— Eric Herbermann. This quote was a favorite of a wonderful trainer I only met once before he passed away in January of 2017. This trainer’s name was Ken Jameson, and I believe he’d done work with the world-famous Lipizzaner’s. I read this quote and it made me sit back and think, “Wow. Does that ever say it all?” Today, Feb. 5, 2017, was our chapter’s monthly club ride. John and I—and our Corgi, Casey—went to watch everyone ride out since it was such a beautiful day. It is so nice to see our members treat their horses and mules with such honor, respect and kindness; you can see these beautiful equids pay it all back tenfold. You can see how friendly they are, even to other species! Connie Bauer’s horse, Star, is all curiosity towards our Corgi, Casey, in the picture. There was no need for any of us to worry as Star edged slowly closer to Casey; you can see Casey isn’t concerned! So, yes, this was a beautiful Sunday and there were about 10 members who rode out and a couple more that

Star and Casey.

Matt and his brother.

Kathy and Matt Brown. March 2017

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Greene County OHC actually happened, due to Mother Nature. We’re due for a drier year, so hopefully we’ll get lucky. It’s early to ask this, but anyone who has the weekend of Aug. 19 and 20 free, keep me in mind. The Abi-Khan+ Challenge is becoming an endurance ride, and moving up a week. Greene County will once again provide the spaghetti dinner and we should have a large crowd this year, so I’m sure more help would be appreciated. And for me personally, I could use help with the ride itself —helping to take the horses’ pulses, running paperwork from one area to the other, etc. Especially Saturday morning, as early mornings on 50 mile endurance rides tend to be a bit hectic (the riders spread out as the day goes on). I have no other news this month. Anyone with news, please send it to I’m always looking for news to include. I know we have far more members than the five or six I tend to mention the most, but without help, I can only report on what I know. I’ll include some photos from the 2016 state ride. Happy trails! ~Mickie HAMILTON A warm hello from the Hamilton County OHC Chapter and to all other county OHC chapter horse lovers. Our last chapter meeting was held on Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Crosby Township Center. Due to winter

weather driving conditions and the flu season hitting, there were three members in attendance. Thank you to those three members in attendance! On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Perkins Restaurant in Fairfield, Ohio, we met to plan the 2017 events calendar for Butler County and Hamilton County with a total of seven members present. Both presidents for each chapter and five members were there to finalize the 2017 events for both chapters. Thursday, Feb. 2 was our monthly meeting with guest speaker, Joe Leist speaking on the care of English and western saddles. Arrived early for the social half hour to enjoy cake and purchase split the pot tickets. Ann Frederick opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, thanked our sponsors, asked if everyone signed the attendance sheet, announced the officers and chairpersons and then moved on to announcements. The 2017 events will be out in written form next month. Discussed a road trip to Lexington, announced Great Parks has approved all of our Moonlight rides on the Shaker Trace Trails, we will have a special guest from the CVG airport at our March meeting, 24 members have turned in their 2016 trail miles with a combined total of 2,500 miles ridden at Miami Whitewater, Shaker Trace, Mt. Airy, Winton Woods, and Liberty Whitewater Park in Liberty, Ind. Bill Ison thanked all those who volunteered at Horse Daze, and announced the date for this year’s Horse Daze is Sept. 16. Ann announced the winner of the Split the Pot for $37. It was Todd Laney, and that our special guest speaker for tonight’s meeting will be receiving a gas card and a bottle of wine. Ann then announced our guest speaker, Joe Leist, owner of Leist Leather Repair of Crittenden, Ky. He gave a knowledgeable presentation on the care of English and western saddles and the products he uses while working on restoring saddles. Till the next Corral, stay safe out on the trails and roads. ~Judy Leonard HARRISON I was unable to get a January article in the Corral, which comes out in the February issue. It was a busy time. Christmas, lambing and working the deadline passed me up before I knew it; I am back on track now. Harrison OHC had their Christmas party at Franks on Old 22 outside Bloomingdale, Ohio. We had about 25 in attendance. We have been


trying new places and at our January meeting 27 members attended. It was so nice to have a full house and meet face to face some of the new members. We had a great Christmas party with some amazing gifts. Pictures were posted on our Facebook page. I had also taken pictures but on one of my work projects my phone fell out of my pocket and got run over by a truck. It has been laid to rest and replaced but so-long to my pictures, they are somewhere in the cloud but I haven’t been unable to retrieve them. So no pictures for this article. Willie and Judy May attended the winter planning meeting on Jan. 21 at Deer Creek State Park. We will be receiving a full report at our February meeting which was at Franks. Our scholarship committee has been selected and Fay Verhovec, Doc Bradley and Booklyn Van Curen will be handling the applications and making selection for two youth to attend a horse camp this year. We had a Paint and Sip fundraiser at the Hopedale Sportsman Club on Feb. 17, and plans are in the works for a Mary Kay Fundraiser. These Fundraisers have made it possible to send two children to horse camp this year and provide ample funds for trail maintenance at Harrison State Forest. By the time this Corral arrives in your mailbox, it may be the middle March. Hoping the ground hog was wrong and we get an early spring. March is the month to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a traditional Gaelic Blessing: May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rain fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, may God Hold you in the palm of his hand.

God Bless and be safe, ~Dorothy Glover HOLMES Hard to believe that it is the end of January! The weather sure is different this year. We are fighting mud, mud and mud! Our horses don’t resemble anything clean. Spring is just around the corner or that’s what I keep telling myself. There has also been some beautiful spring like days to ride! Take every chance that you get! Over the past weekend, we had our winter banquet. Wonderful food was again prepared by Leanna Miller and her crew. The kids had a wonderful time putting in tickets for the Chinese auction. Our regular auction was again handled by Albert Miller who is always funny and makes us 59

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Auctioneer Albert and Angel promoting the sale of the stick horse!

Cowboy church Picklesiemer.



laugh. Our biggest promoter was Angel VanRhoden who rode the champion stick horse around in front of everyone to promote bidding and it worked! For those of you who do not know, Mr. Miller has been a long time member of Holmes County OHC. He has held positions of president and Board of Directors! We also gave out trail mileage prizes. Winners this year were Bob Pickleseimer, who had the biggest increase in miles from last year (plus 571) and Pete and Cheryl Jacobson for riding the most places. Also the names of all the members who worked at a work weekend, rode more than the previous year and turned your miles in on time were put in for a drawing of a gift card from Tractor Supply Company. Those three winners were, Kim Herman, Bob Pickleseimer and Cheryl Jacobson. We also had prizes for the Youth rider with the most miles and that went to Matthew Herman. The Youth with the most hours training and schooling went to Kayla Nicholson. We are very proud of our members and their efforts. Another fun prize was a gag gift 60

given to Larry Gray, Cindy StanleyGray and Ricki Mast. Someone and I don’t know who…unless it was Mary Mast, made us all bubble wrap vests to wear while riding. Picture is posted with this article. I am not sure what happened to Larry but Cindy and I were riding together and both came off within seconds of each other. Be safe, wear a helmet! A couple of our members are going to ride the ‘Emerald Necklace’ ride this summer. This ride is a 100-mile ride and will go through the metro parks around Cleveland. Check out for more information. Gifts were presented by Lisa Gress and Shar Milner for the outgoing and incoming officers. This year our officers are: President and Corral reporter Ricki Mast,Vice President Cindy Gray, Secretary Vickie Zook and Treasurer Susan Rhoades. Thanks to all members who took the time to sign the thank-you cards at the banquet. A special thank-you goes to Amity Wise for serving as president in the past. Amity is a hard act to follow. She is currently busy with her new baby girl Eva who joins the rest of the family, Aaron, Ethan and Emily. Ricki Mast and Vicki Zook attended the Northeast Regional OHC meeting in Montrose on Jan. 28. We both found it very informative. We would like to thank Jim and Laura Wallace for working so hard on this meeting which provided us all with lots of useable information. Our county is getting ready for our fundraiser by organizing the making and selling of pizzas. We will make and assemble them March 18. This has been a fun project for our group as we share stories and laughter. As we approach the upcoming spring, we all look forward to a safe riding summer. Happy Trails, respectfully submitted by ~Ricki Mast KNOX While Mary and I attended the recent Executive Winter Meeting at Deer Creek, many of my friends at KC OHC were out there riding. The weather was approaching 60 degrees, there was a bit of sun, and the trails were calling. I must admit, I was a bit restless at the meetings. I did enjoy the brain storming groups on Sunday. The aim was to come up with ideas on how to promote OHC and energize our members. It is my personal contention that in order to gain and maintain memberships, we, as the leaders, have to give something back to the group. I personally joined OHC to

Card sharks by the store.

Lori, Cindy, Nancy and Connie.

Mary Jo and Ronna. have people of like kind to ride with and just have fun. Trail building, working Equine Affaire, the AAYS, etc., is what I do out of a feeling of responsibility towards those friends aimed at maintaining our trails and our horse environment. I applaud those that think otherwise…as I gait by. As an added comment, because I do work those trails, please stay on them, no off the trail riding, or we all get kicked out! Our Winter Bash on Jan. 7 was filled with good food, good friends, and fun. We had considered setting up a photo session, had a horseshoe grill and fake fire in hand, and discovered the center had a mini western saloon left out. We quickly incorporated it into our camp fire scene and enjoyed some pictures of our members. A little Photoshopping was applied and we had a few really nice photos to hand out at the next meeting. With the advent of Facebook, real, hard copy photos are appreciated and everlasting. As stated last month, the KC OHC planning committee put together a riding schedule with only one ride per month with the idea that we would all just use Facebook to communicate and ride together off the schedule. Well, John Boley mentioned some were riding the Mohican Valley Trail on Saturday and 22 riders showed up. KC OHC is an active riding club. Way to go John! February 25 was our scheduled Tack Auction. We used to do this annually but let it slide for a few years. New memberships, new ideas, new enthusiasm, and we were off and running again. Thanks Stephanie. And a big thank you to all our KC OHC members that quickly got on board. The OHC General Meeting is scheduled for March 19 at the Eagles


in Delaware, Ohio. All general members are invited to attend. Equine Affaire is April 6-9 and The All American Youth Show May 1114. We hope to get some volunteers for both of these events. The schedule was posted in the KC OHC newsletter. We’ll keep you posted as additions are made. Trail miles were handed in by Pete Ferris to the OHC State Trails Chair. Pete did report on the miles for KC OHC members at the Feb. 20 meeting. We have a good chance at having among us the Top OHC Rider for 2017. We will find this out at the March 19 General Meeting and if this lady is not the winner, then the winner has ‘Buns of Titanium’ (harder than steel). More information to follow. KC OHC’s first scheduled 2017 ride is March 25 on the Mohican Valley Trail, sometimes referred to as the Bridge of Dreams Trail. If you are not a member of KC OHC and want to join us on this ride, come on out as my guest. I will have KC OHC 2017 membership forms with me...just in case. April 22 is a scheduled scavenger hunt, ‘Into the Wild’, at our local Thayer Ridge Park. It is open to everyone making this a good opportunity to visit Thayer Ridge Park. There will be a token charge to participate. Pray for good weather as too wet a spring will affect our trails there and our plan. Kathy Shoemaker, our very efficient newsletter editor and our secretary will post comments on this as the date approaches. Come on over to Knox County where the gates are wide open, the grass greener, the horses leaner, because we do ride them, and everyone is welcome. KC OHC still meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at the Long Branch Pizza on Main Street in Centerburg. Hope to see you on the trail. ~Terry L. Baker March 2017

County Lines LAWRENCE Hi gang, well we are a lot closer to spring now and I can’t wait. We have had some nice days and it makes it worse on wanting to ride and camp. We have a lot of work to do this spring and our club is getting ready for the task. We were awarded a grant from the OHC and with this, all of our project lists are going to come true. We are going to combine our monthly meetings with our campground clean ups and trail maintenance projects. This will make it easier for all of us to work, ride and camp if we want to and of course there will be food. We are building up our little club and we will be able to accomplish a lot more projects and activities. We are looking forward to a better year without all of the sickness and loss of family that we have had the past two years. I think that 2017 will be a great one. We are off to a good start. Happy Trails, ~Susan

The girls resting after a long ride. LICKING Hello from Licking County. I, Deborah Sheka, will be submitting the articles for Licking County to the OHC Corral Liaison, so make sure you get your information to me by the second of the month. Didn’t that sound good!

OHC members at dinner.

LCOHC award. What a busy year 2016 was with the trail rides, fun shows, meetings, speakers and yes all the good food. At the Licking Park District Volunteer Appreciation Dinner we were awarded the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award, what a great way to end 2016. Our group helps maintain bridle trails at three of the parks, also help at some park events. In the past we have installed speakers, water pump, paint, etc. around the horse arena and announcer’s booth. The list could go on and on as I’m sure all knows where there are horses there’s work. Now we are getting ready for 2017. Our new officers are: President Charlene Santee, Vice President Mark Stevens, Secretary Holli Wheatley, and Treasurer Craig Santee. The committees are meeting and planning all kinds of events, some new and some, you’ll just have to wait and see. I don’t have the schedule of events by the time this article needs to be forwarded to the Corral. Check our website for dates of events, information, officers and committee chairs, www. Also across the top of the home web page is a red banner for changes/cancellations of events. Charlene has done a great job creating the website. And we are also on Facebook. Or, you are welcome to attend a meeting the last Monday, of the month, 7 p.m., at Infirmary Mound Park, Granville. In the December Corral issue was a picture of Jan Dean with her mini and myself with my hackney, we were at The National Drive, Kentucky Horse Park. Jan had never been there, so when you see her ask about pulling the horse trailer, big trailer, through Cincinnati. If I’m not fired, you will hear from me again next month. Be safe. ~ Deborah LOGAN

Mark, Charlene, Holli, and Park Director. March 2017

Logan County’s January meeting was a busy one. We had two new members, Kim and Ron Milton, and one guest Brittany Strums, join us for this meeting. As promised, we gave out many awards at this meeting. First up were the High Mileage/Ride Time awards.

High Mileage Award Becky Porter We had two categories, youth and adult. Our first place youth was Erica Wilson with 692 miles and 513 hours and she received a beautiful belt buckle. Second place with 330 miles and 162 hours was Chase McKinney and received a hay bag. Our top adult was Becky Porter with 720 miles and 218 hours. Becky also received a belt buckle. Second place rider was Jeanie Boswell with 354 miles and 112 hours. John Young received an honorable mention for 394 hours. Jeanie Boswell was awarded our second annual Club Appreciation award for all of the above and beyond work that she does for the club. Jeanie set up and runs our two Facebook accounts, she created a wonderful presentation for our Christmas party showing all of the club’s photos for the year and she and Shawndel Wilson run our youth program. We had four new members join our club during the membership drive and had our own drawing. New member Ann Beck won the drawing and will receive $50. Existing member, Becky Porter, also received $50 for recruiting all four new members. Our last drawing was our monthly 50/50 with Matt Wilson winning half of the pot. I think his daughter Erica was informing him that her horse needed grain before they were even done confirming his winning ticket. Winnings don’t last long when there are horses in the picture, do they? On the subject of drawings, the club voted to have the pig raffle again this year. Last year’s raffle was such a success that we will keep everything the same. Tickets will be $5 each or 5 for $20 with two names drawn. The first name will have the choice of $300 or the fully processed half pig with the second name drawn receiving the remaining prize. Tentative plans have the drawing set for late July. Our next meeting is April 2 featuring a chili cook-off with the winner representing our club at the state cook-off. Please plan on joining us. Until next month, may your trails be dry. ~Diana


High Mileage Award Erica Wilson

High Mileage Award, 2nd place Chase McKinney LORAIN The winter months are almost over with and spring is just around the corner. I found this to be a good time to mend my riding gloves and hay bags as well as to clean and condition my leather saddle and other tack to keep it supple and durable. This way when the riding is fit for man/woman and beast we will all be ready! Valley Tack located in Valley City is our sponsor this month. Mark your calendars for March 31 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. for their March Midnight sale. They carry a wide variety of English and western wear including boots as well as a fine selection of saddles and tack. Visit their website for other items you may be interested in as they have many supplements and OTC medications your horse may need. Sue Mollica deserves a big hug for being a sweetie and taking charge of the Sweetheart Day ride for Valentine’s Day. Thank you Sue! We have our annual ‘Wearing of the Green’ St. Patrick’s Day Ride on Saturday, March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Equestrian Center in Carlisle. After the ride, swing by the enclosed pavilion to socialize while enjoying a light meal of ‘Nate’s Pot of Stew’ at 3 p.m. Please bring a pot of chili or a side dish to share. Laura and Jim Wallace are the contacts for this ride if you have any questions. Feel free to dress up in green and kick up your heels for a ride to the end of the rainbow. On Sunday, March 19 the Ohio OHC meeting will be held in Delaware, Ohio at 10 a.m. For details please contact Jim Wallace. Please plan to attend our membership meeting at the Wellington Visitor 61

County Lines Center located at 535 Jones Road on Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. Enjoy refreshments along with the presentation of Trail Mile Awards by Brenda Lang. Kym Farley will provide a free safety inspection of members’ tack from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Kym owns her own shop where she can help with repairs to your saddle and tack. She also sells saddles and Hit Air vests for safety. This is a great time of year to make sure your tack is in good working order to help prevent an injury that could infringe on your riding throughout the wonderful months of the year. Take note, carriages may be on the trails at Carlisle on March 7, 11 and 19. We will have our April Fools’ Day Ride at Wellington Reservation on Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. Judi Budi is the contact person. It offers some wetlands with a variety of birds and ducks often seen. Horse parking is in the back of the park on Jones Road, just west of 58 and south of Rt. 18. The Equine Affaire will be held at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus from April 6-9. A wide array of seminars will be featured with wellrespected clinicians offering their expertise. Fantasia is a wonderful horse show sponsored by Absorbine. It will be held the evenings of Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It is a popular show so consider purchasing your tickets as soon as possible as they sell out quickly. You can buy and sell horses, shop at the largest trade show in North America and even consign equestrian items. Check for full details. Be prepared for fun on the trails this spring. Believe it or not, I saw a butterfly in January on one of the warm days! ~Kathy Duncan MADISON As with all the other chapters, the Madison County Chapter has been very busy with planning another busy, successful year. Let me start with the Midwinter planning meeting. We had three members that were able to attend. Marsha Pierce our Chapter President, James Schultz and Cheryl Barlett our By Laws Chairperson. They found this very informative as always. Our horse show committee has met and we are always coming up with some great ideas to enhance an already successful endeavore, our Gymkhana Events. We will continue to offer free classes to all OHC members just provide your membership card. Again, we are not charging ground fees. Something 62

Patches, hopefully my new pony. new this year is all competitors will receive five points just for signing up. Therefore, that is an additional 25 points you can earn toward the championship prizes at the end of the season. We had a huge response from the last show where we added a jackpot class. Therefore, this year we are offering payback classes on barrels and poles in addition to the gymkhana games. The dates we are shooting for this year is Open Show April 22. Gymkhana dates: May 7, June 25, Aug. 5, Sept. 17 and last show Oct. 15. We want to run the August show under the lights as it was a great evening last year. All shows will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds, Coughlin Horse Arena. Something to look forward to is the upcoming construction of a cover over the arena. We are excited about this new project. Last year our chapter adopted some abandoned bike trails at Deer Creek and turned them into some nice bridle trails. This year we are going to start working on the overnight horseman’s camp. We anticipate this to be a three-year project. We hope to add more sites. Our goal is to make Deer Creek a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Last article I mentioned I was looking for a new horse, well I believe I found her. She is a PaintHaflinger cross. She seems perfect for me in every way. We will see how she settles in when we bring her home next weekend. I am just waiting on the written pre-purchase exam report. I must admit my husband must be smitten with me to tolerate all my schemes. I want to thank everyone who sent me information on available horses. There are many nice horses out there. I am grateful for everyone for thinking of me. ~Dee MEDINA Are you looking for a new adventure? Tired of the same old trails? Well Medina Chapter and Jack Weese in particular is also planning a

June ride to the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area and Rhododendron Gap of southwest Virginia. What a great way to kick off a summer of riding! The date of the trip is June 19 to 23. Campers will be staying at Rocky Hollow Horse Campground in Troutdale, Va. The plan is to arrive on Monday and leave on Friday. Rocky Hollow Horse Camp, 40 Camp Drive, Troutdale, VA 24378. Phone 888/644-0014, email, Visit their website at rockyhollow@ for pictures and information. The camp has our group under Jack Weese’s name. You can sign up with either Jack or Molly but you must make your reservation with Rocky Hollow. Come join us! This year we are also planning rides in the Cleveland Metro Parks for their 100th Anniversary and the 100 mile End to End Ride being hosted by Cuyahoga County OHC. Complete information on this challenge and rules for being eligible for an award are available from Cuyahoga OHC. We begin April 29 with a day ride in Rocky River Reservation. We plan ‘trail gait’ lunches after these rides. Bring something to share. More information on time and meeting place as we get closer to the dates. Additional rides are scheduled for May 20 (North Chagrin Reservation); July 8 (Bedford Reservation); Sept. 23 (South Chagrin Reservation); and Oct. 21 (Mill Stream Run Reservation). Our next monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, April 5 at Boston Store in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at 7 p.m. Come at 6:30 for refreshments and please bring a snack to share. We welcome suggestions for new activities this year so come and join the fun. April’s work session will be April 15. Meeting place and time to be determined. For more information contact one of our trail committee members: Patricia Vance ( or 330/8369358), Mike Andrea (mlandrea03@ or 330/592-5953), or Jack Weese ( 440/234-9668 or 216/780-9668). Your very own Valley Girl, ~Rosemary Young MEIGS Old man winter decided to pay us a visit and left a little snow, but now today the temperature is 50 degrees. Of course the bees and the flies have been out on the warm days, not knowing what they are supposed to do. I want the old winters we used to have. It was a great day for our annual News Years day ride. Fifteen


riders rode the trail at the AEP camp bringing in the New Year right. Of course I just took pictures. There is not much going on with the club except with the meetings and preparing for our summer at the camp. We are proud to say the Meigs chapter had the second most members in all the county chapters. The Ohio Horseman’s Council gave our chapter $350 for achieving this. Way to go members! I know one day Paul wore his club shirt with the motto of Meigs OHC and he was asked about our club and the person decided to join. That is one way of getting members to join. We already have several new members join for the year. Keep up the good work and maybe we can be first place. We do have our schedule planned out for our summer events and hopefully the mud will have dried up by then. The officers and anyone else who would like to go will be attending the state meeting March 19, in Delaware, so I will see a lot of you at the meeting. I know this article isn’t very long but I have racked my brain and cannot think of anything else, so with that I will say Happy Trails and wear your green on St. Patrick’s or you will be pinched. ~Dian MIAMI Greetings from Miami County, “We’re back!” As the new chapter secretary, I will be writing our County Lines for the Corral. Interim president, Susan Cavedo and I attended the State OHC meeting Jan. 22 at Deer Creek Lodge. What a beautiful place! Not only did we check out the lodge and the horse trails, but we brought back to our chapter enthusiasm and ideas for improvements. Now don’t burst my bubble, and hold your horses not everything is going to change. Join our March 11 meeting at Aunt Faye’s Dog Training building, West Milton, arrival time between 6:30-7 p.m. Carry-in dinner at 7 p.m. with meeting at 7:30 p.m. Guests are welcome. As we meet on the second Saturday of the month during the winter, our April chapter meeting is cancelled so that our members can attend the Equine Affaire. We will resume in May using our summer meeting schedule of the second Thursday of the month at the Kyle Park Trailhead in Tipp City same time as above. Please bring a snack or appetizer to share. If trails are dry enough, bring your horses to ride before or after the meeting. Just remember that you March 2017

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Arden Sims, Bill Scripp, Mark Gallaher at meeting with Wayne National on Feb. 1, 2017.



Howdy from Montgomery County where we are mostly getting ready to ride the trails. We have elected new officers who began their new leadership with our group, starting with our activity meeting in January at Maggie’s house. Yes, we enjoyed food while planning our activities for the calendar year. New activities chair is Karen S. who tossed out quite a few new ideas to think about, some tabled until next month. We welcome any new ideas for activities that you would like. In March we will be preparing our horses and our bodies for trail riding by hopefully doing some conditioning rides and exercises in various ways. And of course, there are great tack sales to upgrade our equipment. There is the Warren County sale on March 12 and then the Darke County sale on March 19 to look for interesting finds or just go and socialize. If you didn’t find what you wanted in March, there’s always Hoosier Horse Fair in Indianapolis the end of the month or the Equine Affaire in April, 6-9. Also, State OHC is looking for volunteers to help man the booth if you have time. March 15, Karen E. will lead a CPR class at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, on 35 in New Lebanon. You can audit for free if you don’t need certification, but I think it would be a great idea to be prepared in case one of your friends has an issue on the trail—or anywhere, for that matter. We also had a first aid class at the same place on Feb. 28. Our regular monthly meeting, always on the third Tuesday, will be March 21 at 7 p.m. at the church. Come celebrate spring with us! Always looking for new members. Our State OHC meeting will be March 19, Sunday in Delaware and our chapter is hosting this event, so look for lots of our friendly faces there. And by then, we should be on the trails having fun! Happy trails! ~Ann

I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day last month, so here you are, also Happy St. Patrick’s Day for March 17. We had a good meeting Saturday evening and we had a guest speaker talk with us about the Miami Valley Mounted Search and Rescue. Sounds very interesting and is a total volunteer group who can help with searchs for young and old alike. There is training involved and you need to become certified as well as your equine partner, so no, you don’t just go out jump on your horse and search for lost persons. Jim Miller is the president of the unit and his presentation was very enlightening. We also received our OHC Grant that is a matching grant for the Preble Chapter. This will be very helpful as we have a real need to get our arena in much better shape and this grant will help us to do that. We would like to thank the Executive Board for making this possible for us. Thank you. We have gotten our schedule of events set up, but of course things can change, so watch our Facebook page, we will post any changes or corrections on there. We are going to be having our Annual Easter Egg hunt for OHC kids and grandkids age 10 years and under. There will be games, snacks, and prizes for all who decide to come. It will be held at the Hueston Woods Horseman’s Camp on April 8 at 5 p.m., right before our monthly meeting. Come join us for some great fun the kids love it. I have some sad news to pass on, one of our own, Steve Cunningham, lost his two-year battle with cancer. Steve was a great guy and a true cowboy, he loved riding trails with his wife Larissa and anyone who wanted to tag along. He was a true asset to our chapter and he will be missed. We extend our sincere sympathies to Larissa and their family for their loss. Not much else going on at this time


2016 Monroe County OHC Christmas/Awards party. March 2017

March, where is the time going? I hope that you have been able to get out and enjoy some of this nice weather we have had in 2017. I have been able to get a few days in so far this year. I’m so looking forward to my spring break to get some serious time in the saddle. I hope that all of you appreciate all that our fourlegged friends do for us, besides carrying us over the trails. Pike had election of officers with

Teresa Wittkugle enjoying a warm winter day.

President Rick Keller, riding drag, and keeping an eye on his club members.

Jan and Rator. He thought he was to use the mounting block as well! a few changes this year. We have a new President, Rick Keller. Vice president is Jim Foreman, Sharon Foreman remained as treasurer, and Dianne Mosbacher as secretary. Our outgoing president Penny Cooper did a wonderful job in the times she led us. Rick will fill the role of president very well. Welcome and congratulations to all of you for taking on these responsibilities. Trails have been open and passable so far this year. A few trees have fallen and have been cleared or soon to be. Need a beautiful place to ride? Do you want to feel at peace? Be lost in Nature’s beauty? But, never be lost on a trail? It’s all here in southern Ohio in the hills of Pike State Forest. Hope to see you on the trails. ~Carolyn Kitts


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Judy’s friend at Hueston Woods Falls, in January 2017. so I will sign off for now. Ride safe and enjoy this not too bad winter we are having. Til next time. Happy Trails, ~Becky SANDUSKY Welcome March…another month closer to warmer weather! I know I feel like March is one of the longest months of the year. It loves to give you a few nice days just to tease you into thinking it could be spring, then BAM, a snow or ice storm just to teach you better! Hang in there, it is coming. This blah time of the year is a perfect time to perfect your loading and unloading. Hook your trailer up to the truck so it’s solid and load and unload them a couple times every day. If you can’t get them all the way in always end on a good note and change your goal for that day to just be able to stand at the open door. As long as you were both calm at the end of the lesson, they don’t know the true goal was to load them all the way in! Ninety percent of training is knowing when not to train. Then by the time of your first ride date comes, your horse will be loading just by pointing him to the open door. At our last meeting we set some dates and times to ride as a group this summer. So mark your calendars, ready your pony, and plan on having some fun! We tried rotating Saturdays and Sundays so hopefully a few of the dates will work for

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Rayne having fun. everyone. If you missed the meeting you can fill in the dates at the next meeting or it will be posted online soon. Keep in mind if you have any reservations or special concerns please contact Al or anyone in the group and we will do what we can to get you comfortable joining us on these rides. Maybe you need help trailering or loading, maybe you’re afraid the group will go too fast and leave you…we will make sure we do everything we can to help. If we don’t know what people are having issues with, we will just obliviously go along and we want everyone to enjoy their horse and get out there. Sometimes it just takes a quiet buddy horse. I know the first couple rides in the spring Lilly is more than ready to go and is quite full of herself! The OHC State January meeting was at Deer Creek Lodge and attended by Al, Marla, Hope, Dave, Eden, Sandy and Brian. It was the first one I have attended and I have to say it was very informative. I could see the wheels turning in our president’s and vice president’s heads so be warned, they are excited to try some new things they learned out on us! One interesting and fun thing we did was they separated everyone into groups but not with their own members. Each group had to present to the others the ideas we had to make our clubs more successful. I personally picked up a few tips and hopefully will be of some use someday in our club. They are also looking for a chairperson for the 2018 Equine Affaire, if anyone is willing to do that. Well, I hope the winter blues haven’t set in and you are enjoying your winter. Maybe planning some rides for the coming summer and even getting a ride in on the warmer days? Until next month keep warm and snuggle your hands under a mane to warm them up, see you at the next meeting my friends! Our meetings are the second

Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the First Brethren Church in Fremont and often we eat at Casa Fiesta for dinner beforehand. For more information give one of our members a holler and we would love to see you! Visit our website at and our Facebook page under Sandusky County Horseman’s Council for upto-date information. That’s about all the news to report this month, keep warm and hope to see you soon! Give your horse hug, life is good! ~Marla Sidell SCIOTO The Scioto County OHC had their monthly meeting on Feb. 7. Our next scheduled meeting will be on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Arby’s in Portsmouth, Ohio. We scheduled several activities which include a Pony Ride at Tractor Supply in New Boston, Ohio, on April 22. The pony rides will be from 1 until 4 p.m. The Silhouette Riders 4-H club will be helping with the pony rides. On April 29 there will be a trail ride at Bear Lake in Shawnee State Park. The ride will begin at 11 a.m. We will be cleaning up trails as needed. Please bring your lunch, snips and garbage bags to help clean trails. On May 13 we will be holding our annual St. Jude’s Ride at Bear Lake in Shawnee State Park. The ride will start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. There will be a $10 signup fee. We will have a dinner then a raffle after dinner. Come join us to help support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. ~Sandy STARK The year 2017 is getting off to a fast start. Time seems to be going very quickly. We set our calendar of events at our January meeting but will be adding more as time goes on. As I am writing this, we held our first fundraiser of the year. We had tables set up for the Stark County 4-H Tack Sale and thanks to our members for their donations; we did quite well. Fourteen of our members turned in trail miles, saddle hours and volunteer hours. Thank you very much. This information is submitted to ODNR who relies on it heavily to know the usage in our State Parks and Forests. It is sad to think only 25 percent of members take the time to do this. Several members have decided to ‘Ride the Emerald Necklace End to


End’ from Rocky River Reservation through to South Chagrin Reservation in Moreland Hills this year to help celebrate the Cleveland Metroparks Centennial Year. Quite a few of our members remembered doing this many years ago and hope to have as much fun again. Until next time, happy trails to you! ~Jo Ellen SUMMIT Your local chapter’s OHC monthly meetings are a great way to stay in touch with many of your riding buddies during the winter months. The vast majority of us do not have access to good trails during this time. The meetings give us an opportunity to plan all those activities for the riding season ahead and reminisce about the past year. Meeting formalities aside, there is plenty of time for our members to socialize before and after. An added bonus is having our meetings at the Buehler’s Store Community Center and picking up some of the great food at the in-store deli to enjoy during the meeting. It is also great excuse to get out of the house and have some fun and January’s was no exception. Some of our members had previously expressed disappointment that a tribute to the old west, ‘Hoppy Days’ (Hopalong Cassidy), is a thing of the past. So, in an effort to fill the void, we were paid a visit by someone equally famous. Each of our members was presented with a package of Lone Ranger and Tonto valentines and pencils. It definitely brought a lot of laughs and lively conversation to end the evening. Our job here is done Tonto, Hi Ho Silver, and away… On Jan. 21, Summit OHC held their third winter banquet at the lodge at Furnace Run Metro Parks. We were so fortunate to have weather rivaling a spring day, 60’s instead of ice and snow. The setting was a spacious rustic cabin in the woods with fireplace and plenty of seating. Facing east was a span of glass windows framing the view of the lake and trees beyond; perfection. Work began at 3 p.m. with the crew of Karen Beres, Peggy Costic, Roxanne Owens and Mary Forsch setting up decorations and tables for the food and guests as they arrived. Soon the tables groaned with the weight of covered dishes, appetizers and desserts and everyone waited for the magic hour to get in line. A hush fell over the crowd as grace was said and then as they savored all the fantastic dishes before them. Everyone was so full that even desserts were left over. March 2017

County Lines for not only ourselves, but for our horses as well and if necessary, are we ready to assist a rider or horse? We are ‘Horsemen Helping Horsemen’. I am so glad that today, my ‘kit’ was there when it was needed. Happy Trails everyone! ~Kathryn Bartow TUSCARAWAS

Queen Karla and Royal Consort.

Joann, Karen, Janet, Peggy, Karla and Roxanne. Maybe we should have started with them first. Thanks to everyone who so generously contributed to this wonderful meal. We hope the park ranger enjoyed the culinary care package we sent his way. Members were asked to bring a White Elephant for the Chinese raffle and this year’s proved to be no less entertaining than last. Nancy Bedillion was in charge of the festivities and kept the competition at fever pitch. The deceptively beautifully wrapped packages of all sizes and shapes stood before us as we wondered if it was a treasure or a candidate for next year’s event. And so it began as everyone wished they had x-ray vision to make their selections. Packages were opened to smiles of satisfaction or looks of downright bewilderment (what were people thinking when they bought this?) The real fun started with the next round of re-gifting as members kept or traded their treasures. The cooler-camping chair, bling halter and lead, bottles of wine, and some framed art got the most mileage and biggest smiles from their new owners. I went home with a package of The Lone Ranger valentines and pencils. No good deed goes unpunished. Then it was time to revisit the buffet tables. All that excitement and activity can build up a healthy appetite. The chicken and pulled pork were vanishing fast but there were enough sides and desserts to drive Weight Watcher stocks up to a market high. New this year was crowning the banquet queen. Gary Beres drew the lucky name of Karla Hazel who also had the first choice of door prizes. Her majesty’s official duties included wearing the March 2017

Party hardy guys.

2017 Night at the Races.

sparkling blue, snowflake tiara and drawing names for the remainder of door prizes to be given away. We would like to thank Wendy Shaffer for donating an additional gift to each member, a certificate to Agile Equine Body Works for happier, healthier horses. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. All too soon the night came to a close. It was another memorable evening and we hope members and guests enjoyed this special event. For all of us who knew her or had the distinct adventure of riding with her and Karen Beres, we wish to bid a fond farewell to The Beres Barn Diva, Cookie. This beautiful Arabian mare’s life spanned years and evoked special memories only a horse can bring. We know how much Karen will miss her. Be on notice Jewel, you have some very special horse shoes to fill. ~Joann Ulichney

Ellie Clower, Dave Shook, Marcie Rester and Kathryn Bartow had a great evening! Many of the bets proved profitable and the food was delicious! With the upcoming riding season soon to be in full swing, I have a thought for all of us to ponder upon… Are we prepared when we are riding not only for ourselves but for our horses? Should there be a need for medical attention when out on the trail? What is in your first aid kit that you have with you out in the woods? Today I was riding at a local state park, I met two new friends there and we had a wonderful ride. It was 42 degrees today and for Feb. 5 that meant only one thing! Ride! And so we did and all went well until back at the trailers. One of the horses of my new friends started to show signs of colic. The horse was walked for about 30 minutes with no sign of relief. I always have syringe Banamine in my cantle bag, along with syringe aspirin, tie up remedy, antihistamine and Bute. After administration of the Banamine, a few more minutes of walking and he again had gut sounds and would stand without trying to get down. He was ready to go home. My new friend was beyond thankful that I had the Banamine. She asked where I got it, I told her when the vet comes out for the spring shots and dental, I ask for a new syringe of Banamine and Bute. The rest I get at Big D’s or Country Supply. I told her the story of when Darlene Duffield wrapped my broken ankle on the side of a mountain with one of the polo wraps I also have in my cantle bag and how her doing that made it possible for me to ride back to camp. She said, “You have polo wraps too?” “Yes, and a compression wrap, ace bandage and topical EMT gel. I also have a complete ‘bleed kit’ for humans that can be used on the horse as well” “Wow!” When it was determined he was safe for travel and all the horses were loaded, we said our goodbyes, exchanged numbers and are looking forward to our next ride together. The point to all of this is…we should take inventory of our preparedness

TRUMBULL Hello from Trumbull County! It is March; the last month of winter! Spring is just around the corner and Daylight Savings time is about to change in our favor! Our February meeting was held post the Corral article submission therefore news from the meeting will be in the next edition. We are working on the trail ride schedule and starting the preparations for work parties/trail maintenance at Mosquito Lake State Park. A note on the trail riding topic… there were a few late entries for the trail miles report which brought the actual total to 10,115! Great riding everyone! Submissions were sent in by Ken and Judy Miller, Terry and Linda Davis, John and Ellie Clower, Terry Otto, Kathryn Bartow, Nancy McKibben and Rodger Wildman. Nancy took the honors of ‘Farthest from Home’ miles—she rode in Northern California last year! Nine members joined in the fun and excitement of Beaver Creek Horsemen’s—Columbiana County Chapter—2017 Night at the Races held Feb. 4. What a great evening with friends! Terry and Linda Davis, Joe and Debbie Navarra, John and


Greetings to all and thinking you’re just as ready to be done with the winter as the rest of us. The Tuscarawas County OHC once again celebrated Christmas in January with our annual Christmas bash and Grinch gift exchange on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Auman Timbers Golf Course Clubhouse in Dover, Ohio. Friends, food and fun enjoyed by all. The picture of this year’s attendees— Back row (l to r): Laura Randolph, Kevin Wallar, Rob Conley, Wes Hayes, George Windate, Kendall Garrett and Ralph Randolph. Seated (l to r): Mick Aukamp, Kathy

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Wallar, Patti Conley, Gina Hayes, Sally Windate, Rayna Garrett, and Holly Waldenmyer. Floor (l to r): Jess Kampa, Grace Burton and Paul Martinelli. Grace cleaned up with the door prize and George Windate and Holly Waldenmyer drew the short straws and wound up with the boobie prize hats this year! Plans for the annual ride planning meeting to be scheduled end of March. Results to be available in the April Corral. ~Patti WARREN After my article about the Lebanon Carriage parades, I received an email from our membership chair, Catherine Estill, with many additions to what I had remembered. Paul and Ana, Barb Pfantz, and Dave Miller also worked on the parade route. Catherine worked both parades in the announcer’s stand. (And she and Eric also met with Lebanon Chamber of Commerce during the summer to review the parade application and how OHC is referenced for insurance.) As for drivers, in addition to Mary Jane LeVeck, there were Michael Burke, Dana Flannery, Denise Haws, Nancy Jackson, Jim Kilburn Jr and Senior, Steve Rohrs and Anna Frank, Steven Ronhausen, Tracy Sprowles, Wendell Teboe, Robert Vance, and Dany Vaughn. Nancy Jackson is active in the Ohio Valley Carriage Club. She always dresses and decorates her carriage beautifully in classic Victorian style. Robert Vance and Danny Vaughn come all the way from Tennessee to participate in the Lebanon parade and are WC OHC members for the insurance. There may have been a few others as well, since we have a number of members like them who join for the insurance the parade requires. (And Bob, I’m sorry I missed you but it was nice to say hi to Esther again!) Eric and Catherine, and Tom and Kris Green, attended the OHC MidWinter Meetings, Jan 20-22, at Deer Creek State Park lodge. Eric is State VP and Tom is a State Director, so they both serve on the State Executive Board, which met to make decisions about policy and procedures, and plan for 2017. Eric is also state OHC Bylaws Chair, and he gave a wellreceived presentation on ‘How to Debate a Difficult Question’, aimed at maintaining order at chapter meetings. Tom presented information on the International Trail Symposium ‘Trails Take Flight’, May 7-10, held 66

Warren County OHC in Dayton for the first time, and in which our chapter will participate. Catherine serves on the State Communications Committee, helping prepare the Annual State OHC ‘Horse Power’ publication, which will be inserted in the March issue of the Horsemen’s Corral. Also, Susan Case has tallied the volunteer information for 2016, and I’d say it’s pretty impressive. In 2016, we had 195 volunteers spending 740.5 documented hours. Private equipment hours were 201 for small equipment (chain saws, weed eaters, generators, etc.) and 613 for large (trucks, trailers, bush hogs, skid loaders, ATVs). Expenditures were $3595.91, which includes Warren County OHC funds, members out of pocket expenditures, and the donation of our used dump trailer to Caesar Creek. Our total expenditure, including the group camp shelter fund, was $12,303.26. You too can help volunteer, and make a difference. Volunteer hours translate into funds, and every little bit counts. The Over the Hill Gang meets usually the first and third Wednesday of each month (send an email to to be put on the list for notifications). If you can’t make it but still want to help, send an email to the same place and Roger will find something that you can do to help. And our two main work days are on Saturdays: Green-Up Day on April 22 and the Summer Work Day on Aug. 12. For both of those, join at the Caesar Creek horse camp shelter at 9 a.m.. That’s it for this month. Hopefully by the time you read this, the weather will be warmer and we’ll all be busy on the trail. I’ll include a couple more photos from the New Year’s Day ride. Thanks to Catherine and Susan for their information. ~Mickie

First things first. I must apologize for having no article last month. It truly was technical difficulties. I’m very excited, I just came back from the trail ride planning meeting. I do mean just. So now I can tell you the rides and dates! Yea! Today at the meeting I met a new member. Her name is Carla Duffy. She lives just outside of Wooster. She has a Standardbred that she rides and drives. She also has pot belly pigs. Charlotte got a new beautiful Tennessee Walker. A champagne color mare. Trudy and Dave got a new dog, named Alina. She is a white lab. She was in training for a therapy dog and is a dropout, as Trudy puts it. Her granddaughter, Nev, will be getting her dog in September. The bridge at Malabar will be closed right after the maple syrup’s done. It will be closed all summer long and opened in time for Heritage Days. As of this writing, the winter has been a mild one. Phil the groundhog says six more weeks of winter. We haven’t even had winter yet and it’s the beginning of February. So I sure hope this doesn’t mean snow in spring. Especially after this ride meeting, I’m excited to go riding now. Here are the dates and rides. March 11 we are meeting at The Barn Restaurant at 4:30 p.m. for the buffet style food, it’s $16 per person. March 25 we have a work weekend at Mohican. It starts at 9 a.m. so if you got there at 8:45 that would be good. March 30 is our meeting. April 1, is the Dalton/Kidron ride hosted by Elsie. This is a day ride. Also a day ride is April 15 rails to trails to Killbuck. We meet in the Walmart parking lot at 10 a.m. and is hosted by Tammy Berkhart. Next is April 27, our regular meeting in Wooster. Then the Home and Garden Show at Wooster Fairgrounds is on April 29 and 30. Now we are into May. May 6, at Cuyahoga Valley is the Whetmore trail at 11 a.m. hosted by Elsie. May 10 at Brecksville, at 10:30 a.m. hosted by the Moore’s. Then we have a Malabar camp out from May 12-14 hosted by Tom. Nancy says she’ll get maps to show us the back way to get to the camp grounds. Our meeting is May 25 in Wooster. May 26-29 is a Tri-Co camp out. Elsie is the host. Then there is the Memorial Day parade at Wooster and a day ride afterwards at Mohican. Now we are in June. The 9-11 is Wills Creek camp out. That is hosted by me. Wahoo my first hosted ride. Now talk about excitement! On June 23-25 is our work weekend at Mohican. We’ll be


having our general meeting on June 22 at Mohican. Then there is the Regional Ride on June 30 through July 4 at Mohican. We always have a blast there. Lots of fun times. So next month I’ll give you the rest of the dates for the rest of the season. You know I’m told it’s not hard to be a host so I asked Nancy about this. She said a host is the one people call to let know if they are coming on the ride. If it needs to get cancelled for some reason the host does that. Also the host gives out maps of the trail ride. I was concerned that people would have to follow me and George. All I have to say is that I’ll have us all lost. Also there are permits required for some places, if they are, the host needs to have a bunch so the ones that do not have a permit can obtain one. And most importantly, as Nancy said, is to have the potluck dinner. Oh heck, I can do this. Even if some of you do follow me and George, getting lost isn’t so bad. You’ll see things you never have before, and lots more miles in this way. We just can’t be late for the potluck. So keep riding, and maybe I’ll see you on the trails. ~Diane WOOD By the time this article comes out Valentine’s Day will be over and spring will be much closer. Not that this has been a bad winter, I am just ready to go back to camping. Several of us have gotten out to ride as shown in the pictures. Our first two rides as you remember are pending on the weather. March 23-26 is Honey Creek, Tenn., and April 20-23 is Tar Hollow. Ohio weather can be unpredictable so it is hard to make definite plans for these first two rides. Our banquet was held on Feb. 25 and was a potluck, not catered. I had not gotten a confirmation before I had to get our article out. Sorry. Not much to tell you but I bet I can

Diane, Jim and Karen at Oak Openings in January. March 2017

Massillon Saddle Club

Volunteer Some of Your Time for Spring Cleanup PRESIDENT, Leanne; VICE PRESIDENT (PLEASURE), Jen W.; VICE PRESIDENT (CONTEST), Regina; TREASURER, Erin EMAIL, WEBSITE,

I hope that everyone is surviving the winter. Spring is just around the corner, with the official start of spring on March 20. Please watch the Massillon Saddle Club Facebook pages for the most current news, and updates. By the time you read this, MSC’s first fundraiser will have passed. I hope that you were able to attend the tack swap at Nickajack Farms on Feb. 11. There were many bargains, a raffle, and Eric’s incredible food. Showbills are completed, and should be posted on both the MSC website, and Facebook pages. Look for the MSC advertisement in the April issue. There is still time to advertise in the 2017 MSC Sponsorship book. We are hoping to be able to publish some of the ads in color again this year. If you would like to be included in the sponsorship book, or would like to purchase an arena rail, please contact Jen at jwweisefamily@ or 330/705-9619. The sponsorship form is located on both the MSC website, and on the Facebook page. The first show of the 2017 season will be April 23. If you would like to complete your volunteer hours before the hustle of the show season, consider attending the spring cleanup at the MSC showgrounds. The cleanup date will be posted shortly. Any member working towards yearend award’s points must complete four volunteer hours prior to the last

point show in September (Pleasure) and Oct. 8 (Contest), for each horse/ rider combination. If you would like to volunteer for cleanup day, or, any day during the show season, please let us know. There are many tasks that can be completed by you, or a designated proxy. Opening and closing the gates, emptying the trash cans, helping to reset a pattern. If you have computer skills, or can make any garden flourish, and are willing to volunteer your time, the volunteer hours

requirement can be finished prior to the beginning of the show season. If you have a suggestion for improving the show, or would like to see a special class, let us know. MSC is hoping to have a replacement tractor by the start of the show season. If you are interested in purchasing our antique tractor, please contact us. Future fundraisers are pending. If you have a suggested fundraiser, please let us know. Thank you for choosing MSC!

County Lines come up with some tomorrow which will be too late. Stay warm! ~Barb Oberhaus

Savanah on Misty.

Dick’s new ride. March 2017



Geauga Horse and Pony Association

Show Dates and New Classes Added to Show PRESIDENT, Niki Barry; TREASURER, Shauna Gingrich; SECRETARY, Melanie Young . WEBSITE,

by Paige Belew Spring is just around the corner! That means warmer weather and more time to spend outside with your horse. It also means there will be a lot more brushing going on to get that winter coat off. Hopefully this springtime weather will give you another excuse to go spend time with your horse. YOUTH MEMBER HIGHLIGHT Evan Jarzembak is a relatively new

youth member. Evan began riding in the spring of 2016 after hearing about his mom’s riding accomplishments. His horse is a black Quarter Horse named Charmin The Stars, or Kizzie. He started off riding western and by the end of the year, he added English events. He excels in horsemanship and showmanship. Evan has been to all of the 2016 GHPA shows and showed at fair. During the open western day at fair he won high point for the walk/trot division. He also placed in the top 5 in all of his classes during fair. We wish Evan and Kizzie the best of luck this show season! SHOW DATES AND CHANGES Mark your calendars our show dates for the 2017 season are: May 28 (this is a Sunday; not Monday as

in past years), June 4, June 18, July 9, July 23, and Aug. 6. Judges are to be posted on the website. Along with the changes to contesting in the open ring, new classes are being added. The new classes are Western Riding, Open Trail, and Ranch Horse Trail. STAY UP TO DATE ON CLUB ACTIVITIES Educational clinics will be posted to the GHPA website,, very soon. Check back frequently! You can also find membership forms, rules and links to horse related topics. Join us for club meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Geauga County Fairgrounds Education Building. Other ways to follow GHPA—like us on Facebook, Geauga Horse & Pony

Assoc.; Twitter: @GHPAhorseshows; Instagram: GHPAhorseshows. A HUGE THANKS GHPA would like to thank Big Dee’s Tack for their generous support of our organization through their Bonus Bucks program. Likewise; thank you to Schneider’s Saddlery for their generous support. We really appreciate all that both of these fine companies provide for us. We would also like to thank all the GHPA members who have made monetary or item donations to our 29th Annual Awards Banquet and Auction. This entertaining event would not be possible without your generosity. The banquet committee has worked hard to make this year’s event extra special and fun.

Road to the Horse 2017 Judges Panel Lined with Champions The Celebration of the Cowgirl at Road to the Horse 2017 has assembled the best of the best. Pulling the most elite equine professionals from various disciplines, together they will carefully evaluate each competitor to determine the next World Champion of Colt Starting. The judging of Road to the Horse is based on specific colt starting criteria, while protecting the wellbeing of the horse. Judging considers that every horse is an individual and that there are many methods of horsemanship that are ‘natural’ or respectful of the horse, its nature and how they learn. Judges watch and score every moment of interaction at Road to the Horse, it is not just the performance in the obstacle course that decides the next World Champion but every step and breath taken from beginning to end. The Road to the Horse judges include Yvonne Barteau, Jack Brainard, Suzy Jeane, Dr. Jim Heird, Cody Lambert and Jeff Williams. Assisting the judges at Road to the Horse 2017 will be Judges Steward, Stormy Mullins. Yvonne Barteau: Yvonne Barteau is one of this nation’s most celebrated riders and a lifelong horse trainer. She has earned her USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as her Gold, Silver and Bronze


freestyle bars. Her Business KYB Dressage has trained over a dozen horses to the Grand Prix Level and over 50 to Prix St George. In 2015, her Holsteiner stallion GP Raymeister, was named Most Winning Horse in USDF history. Yvonne Barteau has published two award winning books. Her recent release The Dressage Horse Manifesto is the second of two books she has authored on horses. Ride the Right Horse, examines the impact of human and horse personalities and how they work together. Yvonne and her husband Kim are based out of Maple Park, Ill. Jack Brainard: Trainer, Breeder, Judge, Leader, Teacher, Author, Mentor and Friend are all accurate labels of Jack Brainard of Tioga, Texas, long known for his contributions to the equine industry and his lifelong commitment to horses and the people who enjoy them. Jack Brainard has bred and trained horses for over 54 years and judged for a variety of national horse associations for over 40 years. A true veteran judge of colt staring, Jack Brainard has never missed a year at Road to the Horse. He has judged every competitor, at every event. Dr. Jim Heird: Dr. Jim Heird is Executive Professor and Coordinator

of the Equine Initiative and holder of the Glenn Blodgett Equine Chair at Texas A&M University. Dr. Heird has an international reputation in the field of equine sciences. He has lectured on numerous topics both nationally and internationally. He has been a successful judging team coach, teacher, researcher and extension specialist. In 2017, Dr. Jim Heird was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame. Suzy Jeane: AQHA judge and Professional Horsewoman, Suzy Jeane, has broken many barriers for women striving to be successful in the horse industry. Suzy was the 2005 Professional Horsewoman of the Year, and in 2000, she was the first female president of the National Snaffle Bit Association. Suzy has also shown two Reserve Congress champions in Western Pleasure. Suzy and her husband operate Down the Rail Farm, where they stand several of the top stallions in the nation including Zips Chocolate Chip, Radical Rodder, Chips Hot Chocolate, Radical Revolution, A Sudden Vantage, and Dress Western. Cody Lambert: Cody Lambert is a Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame inductee and ten time National Finals Rodeo qualifier in bull riding and saddle bronc riding. Cody started his professional rodeo career in 1980 and has earned numerous titles throughout his career. Cody was a PBR Co-Founder and qualified for the first three PBR World Finals. After the 1996 PBR World Finals he retired from competition and was


awarded the PBR Ring of Honor, making him one of the first recipients along with Ted Nuce, Jim Shoulders and Harry Tompkins. Cody currently serves as Vice President of The PBR Board of Directors, as well as the organization’s Livestock Director. Jeff Williams: Jeff Williams has been starting colts for numerous long-time clients that include the Haythorn Ranch, King Ranch, Beggs Ranch, Matador Ranch, Espuela Ranch, and the Muleshoe Ranch for over 20 years. Not only does Jeff Williams have an indepth and lifelong understanding of the elements that create a perfect foundation for a developing colt, this is a cowboy who lives every day in the saddle. For a complete profile on each individual judge, visit our website,

Tickets On Sale Now Sarah Dawson, Kate Neubert, Rachelle Valentine and Vicki Wilson have been announced as competitors at Road to the Horse 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., on March 23-26, 2017. Road to the Horse 2017 tickets are available online at www.RoadtotheHorse. com or by calling 877/772-5425. Follow Road to the Horse on Facebook for the latest information Contact Tammy Sronce to discuss sponsorship opportunities available in 2017 at tammy@roadtothehorse. com or call 940/859-6512 for details. March 2017

CHA Instructor Julie Dillon Appearing at the 2017 Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo Certified Horsemanship Association Instructor and Member Julie Dillon has been selected as the Gaited Clinician for the 39th Annual Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo held in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 31 to April 2. “I am proud to represent and promote our CHA standards for safety and horsemanship education this spring at the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo. All of our dedicated Master Instructors at CHA have been a source of inspiration. Their guidance has been invaluable starting with my first certification clinic at Potter’s Ranch with Amy Hayback and Terry Jones in 2001!” Julie is a native of Texas now living in Mason, N.H. She has traveled all over the country teaching gaited equitation and lecturing on the joys

of riding the four beat ‘Glide Ride’ of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotting Horse and other gaited breeds. She is a proud member of Friends of Sound Horses as well as an IJA Learner in the Gaited Dressage Judges Program. Julie promotes and supports the Sound Horse Movement by providing educational Gaited clinics, demonstrations and presentations at various equine events and clinics all over New England. HorseFeathers Academy was established by Julie and her husband Matt 30 years ago. Since then, Julie has been teaching gaited equitation and horsemanship with Gaited Horses. Her multi-discipline program focuses on Gaited Horses

and Riders of all levels on the trail and in the arena. Julie specializes in the promotion of Gaited Horse and Rider Teams in Open Dressage Competition in New England. She is a competitor in the Dressage Arena and has earned multiple Yearend National and Regional Gaited Dressage Championships up through Second Level. She and her registered Missouri Fox Trotting horse, Prince Jester’s Request are schooling in preparation for Third Level testing in open Dressage competition this summer. This will be Julie’s second appearance at the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo and she is thrilled to be invited to appear once again: “It is an honor to be a part of this great event and share my enthusiasm with

the Gaited community in Indiana. The folks that organize and attend the Hoosier Horse Fair and Expo are wonderful to work with, and I am looking forward to teaching and learning with everyone there!” CHA Instructors Change Lives Through Safe Experiences with Horses. The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. For more information on riding instructors and barn managers in North America, the Certified Horsemanship Association, visit or call 859/259-3399. To find a certified horseback riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you, visit

Great Lakes Appaloosa Club

Thoughts on GLApHC Holding a Second Show PRESIDENT, Todd Michael; VICE PRESIDENT, Patty McCartin; TREASURER, Patty Nye; SECRETARY, Melanie Dzek; CLUB WEBSITE, www.

by Todd Michael Heaven gained another cowboy on Jan. 13, 2017. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to longtime Great Lakes Appaloosa Club member, Chuck Schroeder for the loss of his son, Robin Schroeder. Robin had a passion for horseback riding and always looked forward to riding in the Delaware All Horse Parade. During his youth years and an as an early adult, he also competed in Appaloosa horse shows throughout Ohio and Michigan and won many year-end awards. Most recently, he enjoyed spending time with his horse, a full brother to Multiple World and National Champion, Charlie Doolin along with cherishing time with his daughter and granddaughters. On Feb. 5 GLApHC held their annual awards banquet at the Findlay Inn, in Findlay, Ohio. Special thanks go to Margaret VanCauwenbergh for orchestrating the event and raffle prizes and to Patty McCartin for securing the year-end awards. Kicking off the event, the General Membership meeting was held with an election of officers and board members which include the March 2017

following: Todd Michael President, Patty McCartin Vice President, Treasurer Patty Nye, Secretary Melanie Dzek, Show Manager Todd Michael, Swap Meet Director Jason Moore, Membership Director Amy K, Point Keeper Cat Brown. Board of Directors are as follows: Brent Gibson, Chuck Schroeder, Robbie Wagner, Virginia Williams, Deb Preiebe, Rusty Miller, and Deb Follet. It was during the meeting that the Swap Meet update stated to everyone that it was sold out and that forms would be updated on www. and Great Lakes Appaloosa Horse Club and GLApHC Swap Meet Facebook pages for the 2018 Swap Meet scheduled for Feb. 18, 2018! It was also discussed on GLApHC holding a second show. Todd will explore and reach out to the Tri-State area Appaloosa Regional Clubs to see if there is any interest in working together. The 2017 Quadarama show was discussed and tasks are being completed in preparation for the show being held at the University of Findlay, May 20 and 21. The meeting was then adjourned.

various horse items brought in by a number of attendees with the proceeds assisting in funding the

scholarships that GLApHC provides to members or members children attending college.

Next a dinner was served to the attendees followed with great desserts and then the awards were handed out. Many, many winners and lots of awards and checks were presented to the individuals who were award recipients. Lastly, a live auction ended the event with attendees bidding on cookies, salsa, HORSEMEN’S CORRAL


Ohio Paint Horse Club

Mark Ohio Paint Horse Shows on Your Calendar PRESIDENT, Ron Cramer; VICE PRESIDENT, Tammy Meeks; TREASURER, Roxann Rohrl; SECRETARY, Jill Davis; EMAIL,; WEBSITE,

by Roxann Rohrl Hello again to our members and friends out in Corral land. By the time you receive this day light savings time will have begun. More daylight will be appreciated by all. Our so-called winter has really been mild, lots of rain which brings us mud. Great foaling time with this mild weather. If you have had a foal or foals this year, please tell me about them and send me some pictures. Everyone loves seeing those beautiful Painted god’s creatures. Hey, the first day is spring is just around the corner. The OPHC General Membership Meeting was held on Jan. 21, Delaware, Ohio, and it really was well attended. Sheri Love, Awards Chairperson, presented us with a complete wall of beautiful etched glass awards. Thank you, Sheri, for all the time you spent on these awards and for bringing all the rotating awards for everyone to enjoy along with the awards booklet. Thank you to Suzanne Allen for bringing and displaying the beautiful plaques and certificates presented to the Ride Ohio participants. The Amateur Club displayed their top OPHC Amateur Awards. Let’s talk about the OPHC Youth who where are big winners. The 2016 Overall Youth Awards were presented to: Walk Trot Overall Grand was won by Emma Emnett with Dun Hot Roddin. The 14-18 Grand was won by Destiny Clagg with Wicked Roses, Reserve was Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal. Novice Youth Grand went to Mary Beth Troy with Contender Unreal and Reserve was Faith Harting with Whata Gentlemen. The Top 5 Youth were Destiny Clagg, 2nd Mary Beth Troy, 3rd Raven Clagg with Bearly Got Loot and 4th was Emma Emnett. The winners of the OPHC Rotating Trophies were Julie Sims Memorial Showmanship Trophy was won by Destiny Clagg with Wicked Roses. The Mike Anderson Western Pleasure Rotating Trophy was also won by Destiny Clagg. The Carolyn Williams Memorial Trophy which is an AllAround Youth was also won by Destiny. Destiny was also the High 70

Point Youth Performance Horse with Wicked Roses. Congratulations to all the OPHC Youth! The Ohio Amateur Club Overall Awards Top Five were: 1. Andrea Billman winning a beautiful Gist Buckel showing No Good And Lazy; 2. Kelly Read showing Made To Be Famous; 3. Tammy Meeks showing Imprinted By Allstar; 4. Heather Strobl with All Time Rockin; 5. Lee Streator with Bearin Ur Assets. Connie Runkle did a great job getting beautiful awards for these Top 5 Amateurs. Andrea Billman with No Good And Lazy also won the Jennifer A. Fedorek Memorial High Point Amateur Western Pleasure Trophy along with the Ron Fille Memorial Trophy for the High Point Amateur. Congratulations to all the OPHC Amateurs. The 2016 OPHC Year End High Point Champion Awards were: High Point Halter Gelding was won by Tammy Meeks with Imprinted By Allstar. The High Point Halter Mare was won by Mike Schwendeman with SS One Hot Angel. The High Point Gelding was won by Destiny Clagg with Wicked Roses. The High Point Mare was won by Raven Clagg with Bearly Got Loot. Raven Clagg also won the High Point Speed Horse with Ultimate Kiss. The Bob Snyder Memorial Trophy High Point Halter Horse was won by William and Tammy Meeks with Imprinted By Alstar. The Glenn Bennett Memorial Trophy was won by Mike Schwendeman with SS One Hot Angel. The Gilbert (Butch) Snider Memorial Award was presented to Destiny Clag with Wicked Roses. The 2016 High Point Performance Horse of The Year and the All Around Horse Of The Year was Wicked Roses owned by Destiny Clagg. Congratulations to all our Open Paints! The buffet banquet was just the greatest. Everyone brought their favorite dish and/or dessert to share. Everyone enjoyed the food and the friendship of those members and friends who attended. Thanks Sue Johnson our Banquet Chair. President Ron Cramer was not able to attend so Vice President Tammy Meeks called the General Membership Meeting to order. Fortyone members were present to vote. The 2017 OPHC officers elected are as follows: President Tina Eller, Vice President Mike Schwendeman, Secretary Jill Davis, Treasurer Roxann Rohrl. One Year Director position is Stephanie Griffith. Two Year Director positions are Steve Sauder, Sue Johnson and Heather Strobl. Past presidents were present and acknowledged, John VanSickle,

David Eller, Tim Ternes and Roger Taylor, so nice for all of them to attend. Many thanks were expressed to Ron Cramer for serving as president the past six years. The 2016 Charity Walk Trot funds were donated to the Ashland Dog Shelter. Chris Strine presented the names of the 2017 judges and the 2017 show schedule was reviewed. All in all it was a Great OPHC Paint Horse day! Thanks to everyone who came to share the day with each other. The OPHC and APHA will share a booth again at the Equine Affaire which is being held April 6-9 at Columbus Ohio Expo Center. Sue Johnson will be there to welcome you. Stop by and say “Hi”. She can help you if you have any questions for the APHA or OPHC. She will be taking memberships for both OPHC and APHA. OPHC is gearing up for a great 2017 show season, add these to your show schedule. APRIL 22-23 — OPHC Youth Show held at Ashland Fairgrounds. Judges will be Craig Wood and Ashley Griffith on Saturday and Pauli Crull and Randy Alderson on Sunday. Terri Rafeld will serve as manager. Steve Cholodewitsch will take your stall reservations, 419/4475022 or 567/230-9747. Host motel: Quality Inn 419/281-8090. All the shows start at 8 a.m. APRIL 28 — Friday: Ohio’s Buckeye Extravaganza and Premier Paint Sire’s Youth and Amateur POR. Friday Evening Premier Paint Sires is hosting an evening of food and fun. Exhibitor party and benefit Italian dinner by The Sweet Shop. Dinner donation, includes beer, $15 per person. Proceeds going to support medical care of the people of Haiti. After dinner, will be a Trainers Barrel Race, Calcutta, half will go to charity and half paid back to winning bidders. Great door prizes! Join us for a fun evening! Judges: Roger Johnson, Randy Hembrook, James Simpson, Sally Puzacke. APRIL 29-30 — Ohio’s Buckeye Extravaganza and Premier Paint Sires POR. These shows will be held at Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio. All stalls are prepaid, $80 postmarked by April 1, after April 1 postmark $90, at show $100. Refunds accepted up to April 15. Mail to 11972 Robson Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044. Roxann Rohrl will serve as manager, pre-paid stall reservations and early arrivals. 440/458-5022, 440/281-7675 or r_paints@msn. com. Judges: Marty Jo Hayes, Cindy Chilton Moore, Stephanie McConnell, Daren Wright. Host


hotels: Red Roof Inn, 937/325-5356. Ask for Champions Rate, Comfort Suites, 937/322-0707, Buckeye Rate. Circuit Awards for each class. JULY 15-16 — OPHC Scholarship Show held at Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio. Judges Jeff Buck and Bill Mitchell on Saturday and Kathy Boggetta and Susan Robinson on Sunday. Roger Taylor will serve as manager. Roxann Rohrl will take your stall reservations. Host hotels for Champions, same as Buckeye. Red Roof Inn Host Hotel AUG. 5-6 — OPHC Amateur Club Show held at Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio. Covered Arena. Judges to be announced. Sandra Vondenhuevel will serve as manager 937/492-4067 and Sue Johnson will serve as secretary and stall reservations. Red Roof In Host Hotel SEPT. 2-3 — Big Money Bonanza POR and Futurity Show to be held at Ashland Fairgrounds, Ashland, Ohio. Judges: Theresa Pelton, Terry Wirthlin, Todd Bailey and Curt Summers. Tina Eller will serve as Manager. Steve Cholodewitsch will take your stall reservations. Quality Inn Host Hotel. Tina Eller is chair of the Stallion Service Auction. Contact her at 937/303-3632 to purchase these stallions. Here is the list of these outstanding stallions: A Bear Spirit

$300; A Classical Mocca $600; Almighty $420; A Legend At Last $600; All The Way Imprinted $300;Awesome All Night $600; Awesome Looking Kid $450; Arctic $600; Blonde Surfer Dude $600; Cool Encountered $450; Coolest Go Lucky $450; DC Legacy $750; Double Up Investment $450; Dynamik $450; Fourteen Karat Cowboy $300; Hesa Cool Hotrod $435; Hey How Ya Doin $450; HBF Iron Man $495; Hereslookinatyoukid $300; Hez N Command $750; High Noon $600; Hottest CK In Town $480; Im Xtreme Truble $300; Im The Secret $600; Impulsified $480; JBEZ Smokin Jo $750; JN Total Attraction $750; Maxi Link $570; Mi Te Secure $300; Mr. Grand Rockies$450; Mr. Redneck Romeo $450; Mr. Touchdown Kid $600; My Te Intense $750; Painting Freedom $600; Pure White Gold $600; Retribution $600; RF Expensive Buckaroo $300; TD Amazing Kid $750; TF Cool Cruiser $480; The Gentleman Club $600; To Be Admired $750; Totally Pizazzed $300; Winrageous $750; Whata Hot Machine $390; Thank You for these stallions sold: A Good Zippo; All Star Kid; By Appointment Only; Carribean Touchdown; FDF Hesgotzippnassets; Invite The Artist; Itsallaboutthe bass; Jamacian Hottie; Justifiable; KR Hes Xceptional; RHF Ultimately Made; RD Stars and Stripes; Trancendence;Very Cool; Zipped From Heaven. Stallions will be available to

purchase until June 1. I will end with volunteers are needed for all the shows. Please give Roxann a call if you can help. Check out the website,, and OPHC Facebook for showbills and forms will be poster shortly. March 2017




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+RUVH 3RZHU 3UHVHUYHV 2XU 5ROH :HOFRPH WR 2KLR +RUVHPDQœV &RXQFLO If you own a horse, you know the value of the friendship and enjoyment you receive from your relationship with your equine. In 2006, Deloitte Consulting conducted a study to put a value on the horse industry for the American Horse Council. They found the industry in the State of Ohio has a direct impact of $2.2 billion on the state’s economy. Of the 307,000 horses in Ohio, 70% are used for show or recreational uses. That’s horse power. OHC’s horse power is generated by more than 4,200 members of whom all are volunteers. Your

HORSE POWER PUBLISHED YEARLY BY OHIO HORSEMAN’S COUNCIL, INC. Š‡ ‘—Â?…‹Ž ‹• ƒ Â?‘Â?nj’”‘Ď?‹– corporation, organized in the state of Ohio in 1972. OHC is a grass roots group of volunteers who partnered with Ohio land managers to establish bridle trails in the state. More than 40 years later, 1,650 miles of bridle trails exist in 106 Ohio locations, and growing. Since OHC’s quiet and humble beginnings, the organization now has more than 4,200 members in 67 Ohio counties. OHC is open to every breed of horse, discipline of riding and age of rider. OHC’s slogan “horsemen helping horsemenâ€? represents commitment to the Ohio horse industry and all equine owners. 3DJH

by Arden Sims, President

membership dues directly support a growing industry in our state, the 1,650 miles of bridle trails we maintain in cooperation with landowners and other trail partners, and provides for increased horse power so we can continue to meet the needs of equine owners. You can participate in any activities OHC sponsors, or you can simply enjoy the quiet and solitude of the friendship of your horse. Whichever you chose, enjoy this publication.

‘—ǯŽŽ Ď?‹Â?† ‹Â?ˆ‘”Â?ƒ–‹‘Â? ƒ„‘—– Š‹‘ǯ• bridle trails, legislative issues, OHC sponsored youth events, county chapter contacts and everything else equine. As you would consider your equine your partner, OHC has many partners who help make our organization’s goals achievable. You’ll see th them mentioned throughout th this publication. Look for the go gold star because, including our equines, these partners are gold to our organization’s success. May the power of your horse carry you far, Arden Sims, President Ohio Horseman’s Council, Inc.

6WDWH 2Ď’FHUV Left to right: Arden Sims, President (Washington County); Jo Ellen Reikowski, Treasurer (Stark County); Barb Gerard, Recording Secretary (Ashland County); Eric Estill, VicePresident (Warren County).



0HPEHUÂśV 5HZDUGV 0HPEHUVKLS %HQHÂżWV :KHQ <RX -RLQ 2+& Membership in the Ohio Horseman’s ‘—Â?…‹Ž ‡Â?–‹–Ž‡• ›‘— –‘ „‡Â?‡Ď?‹–• beyond the enjoyment of riding Ohio’s trails or the camaraderie of other equine enthusiasts. Discounts from national retailers, as well as OHC State and Chapter level businesses, are available to you, too. There are two levels of OHC membership: Basic and Plus.

A membership recruitment promotion held in the last quarter of 2016 awarded both new members and their OHC sponsor or recruiter. Awards included custom saddles, gift cards for special trail riding packages and cash awards to chapters with the most new memberships recruited.

Š‡ „‹‰‰‡•– „‡Â?‡Ď?‹– ›‘— ”‡…‡‹˜‡ in joining OHC is the continued preservation of trails throughout the state. Without OHC volunteers working with landowners and trail partners and your membership, 1,600 miles of bridle trails would not exist. JOIN OHC now and enjoy your ride!

OHC Basic: — All discounts from OHC national, local and state retailers. OHC Plus: Č„ ÂŽÂŽ ƒ•‹… „‡Â?‡Ď?‹–• access to $1 million equine excess personal liability insurance from Equisure for individuals or families. Visit to learn more about membership perks which include discounts from American Horse Council partners such as Nationwide, John Deere, Red Brand and others. OUT OF STATE MEMBERSHIPS: If you don’t live in Ohio and you want to join OHC, you get the same „‡Â?‡ϔ‹–• ‘ˆ Â?‡Â?„‡”•Š‹’ ĥ Š‹‘ ”‡•‹†‡Â?–•Ǥ ‘— …ƒÂ? Œ‘‹Â? ƒ …‘—Â?–› …Šƒ’–‡” ™Š‡”‡ ›‘— Ž‹Â?‡ –‘ ”‹†‡ǥ ‘” ›‘— …ƒÂ? „‡ ƒÂ? Dz – ÂƒÂ”Â‰Â‡Çł Â?‡Â?„‡”ǥ Â?‘ …Šƒ’–‡” ÂƒÂˆĎ”Â‹ÂŽÂ‹ÂƒÂ–Â‹Â‘Â?Ǥ 0HPEHUVKLS LQ 2+& SURYLGHV \RX ZLWK D IUHH PRQWKO\ VXEVFULSWLRQ WR +RUVHPHQÂśV &RUUDO 7KH &RUUDO LV 2+&ÂśV SULQWHU DQG GLVWULEXWRU RI WKH +RUVH 3RZHU QHZVOHWWHU


Award winners of the Saddle Up and Support Ohio’s Bridle Trails recruitment promotion include: Left photo: Winner of a custom saddle: Lynn Plummer, Logan County, New Member. Middle photo: Winner of a custom saddle: Becky Porter, Logan County, Recruiter. Right photo: Chapter winners recruiting the most new membership applications: Mary Alice Kuhn, Treasurer, Carroll County (left) tied for 2nd and 3rd place with Meigs County, both counties winning $350 each. Ann Frederick, President, Hamilton County ULJKW ÂżUVW SODFH ZLQQHU RI Winners of the gift cards were: $500 - Jerry Dyer, Guernsey County and Teresa Grigsby, Jackson County -RQ DQG (OOHQ +Hয়QHU 0RQWJRPHU\ &RXQW\ DQG /LVD :\QQ +DPLOWRQ &RXQW\ $200 - Dan and Sara Bratka, Hocking County and Terry Newman, Hocking County 0HPEHUV ZLQQLQJ JLIW FDUGV DQG VDGGOHV ZLOO HQMR\ WKHLU VHOHFWLRQV IURP 6WDJHFRDFK :HVW $OO PHPEHUV RI 2+& FDQ HQMR\ RĎ‘ SXUFKDVHV IURP 6WDJHFRDFK :HVW VR FKHFN ZLWK \RXU FKDSWHU RĎ’FHU IRU WKH VKRSSLQJ FRGH WR XVH WR VHFXUH \RXU GLVFRXQW 3DJH

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Thanks to all OHC members that take time out of their busy lives ƒÂ?† •ƒ…”‹Ď?‹…‡ ”‹†‹Â?‰ –‹Â?‡ –‘ †‘ –Š‹• important work on our trails and horse camps. Without you we would not have horse trails in Ohio. OHC volunteers donated around 14,000 hours of trail work and camp maintenance in 2016. Let me share with you some of the work done in 2016:

• A new information kiosk was built where you enter the camp and new manure pits have been installed. • In the spring of 2017, two new „ƒ–Š”‘‘Â?• ™‹ŽŽ „‡ Ď?‹Â?‹•Š‡†ǥ ƒÂ?† ƒ Â?‡™ shelter will be added. Čˆ Š‡ ƒ‹”Ď?‹‡Ž† ‘—Â?–› Šƒ’–‡” ‘ˆ has also been busy, working hard on the group camp, with new tie lines and gates. They have also put more stone on the driveway.

Š‡ Ď?‹”•– ’”‘Œ‡…– ‘ˆ ʹͲͳ͸ ™ƒ• –”ƒ‹Ž maintenance and a horse camp facelift at Hocking Hills. If you have not been to the Hocking State Forest horse camp in 2016 you will be in for a big surprise. • The trailer parking sites have all been improved: lengthened from 30 to 90 feet to accommodate larger trailers, and angled so they are easier and safer to back into. • The loop at the end of camp is now larger so big rigs can more easily make the turn.

Volunteers Briget Russell (left) and Linda 0DELV ULJKW IURP WKH 'H¿DQFH &RXQW\ Chapter of Ohio Horseman’s Council repair map overlays on the horse trails at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark in the NW region. 3DJH

Čˆ ƒ‹”Ď?‹‡Ž† ƒŽ•‘ †‹† ‹Â?’”‘˜‡Â?‡Â?–• to the Airplane Rock area, with the installation of steps, handrails and Š‘”•‡ –‹‡•Ǥ ŠƒÂ?Â? ›‘—ǥ ƒ‹”Ď?‹‡Ž†ǥ Â?‡‡’ up the good work.

OHC Volunteers from 13 counties helped during the Barkcamp work week.

The next project was Blue Rock State Park and Forest. Blue Rock was a trial project between the OHC and ODNR and work will continue at Blue Rock in 2017. A short trail will be added so that you do not have to ride the same trail on your way back to camp. There is also a plan to move some of the road riding trails off of the roads, and Muskingum County Chapter of OHC is also putting a shelter in the horse camp in the near future. Projects were done at Barkcamp State Park at the annual Gibby Memorial work week and ride. Tie line improvements were made, a concrete manure pit pad was poured, a bulletin board was put up at the shelter house, and work on the trails and the camp. The last project I would like to mention was set up by ODNR at Caesar Creek State Park. Major repairs, made possible with grant money, were performed on the trails. Most of the work was performed by ODNR with help from Warren County Chapter of OHC members and friends. This was only a short list of activities our volunteers were engaged in. Enjoy the improvements at these locations and when you ride the trails, think about joining OHC to show your appreciation for these efforts. —Don Wagner 2KLR +RUVHPDQœV &RXQFLO ,QF

6KDUHG 9LVLRQ DQG 6XFFHVV /HDGV WR 7ZR /LIHWLPH 0HPEHUVKLS $ZDUGV The Lifetime Membership Award is the most prestigious award given by Ohio ‘”•‡Â?ƒÂ?ǯ• ‘—Â?…‹ŽǤ ™‡Â?–›njĎ?‹˜‡ Šƒ˜‡ „‡‡Â? ‰‹˜‡Â? •‹Â?…‡ ͳ͚͝͡ ƒÂ?† ‹Â? ʹͲͳ͸ –™‘ families were surprised with this special recognition.

6\FDPRUH 6WDWH 3DUN 9ROXQWHHUV 5HFHLYH Âł*LEE\´ 5HFRJQLWLRQ In the photo above, Montgomery County members Jerry and Mary Ann Basham pose with their 2016 Gibby Award. The Bashams, fondly known as “Mr & Mrs Sycamoreâ€? were the inspiration in the continued development and preservation of bridle trails at Sycamore State Park in the SW region of the state. More than 21 miles of trails can be enjoyed at the park, thanks to their volunteer efforts. In addition to their trail work, both are active members in their local county …Šƒ’–‡” Š‘Ž†‹Â?‰ ‘ˆĎ?‹…‡” ’‘•‹–‹‘Â?• ƒÂ?† managing a myriad of tasks to keep their chapter healthy. The “Gibby Awardâ€? named for Wilbur T. Gibson, was established to recognize OHC volunteers who have worked diligently to develop and maintain trails. Wilbur T. “Gibbyâ€? Gibson was WKH Ă€UVW UHFLSLHQW LQ ,Q OD\LQJ RXW WKH WUDLOV at Barkcamp, Gibby petitioned the Ohio State Legislature for support before creating and maintaining the trails on his own. Because of his work, ODNR has dedicated the horse camp at Barkcamp in his honor. He was honored at Harrison State Forest in Harrison County for the same efforts. Both places have trails named for him. Gibby passed in April 2008 but his legacy continues to inspire. Nineteen members have been recognized with this award. ZZZ RKFRQOLQH FRP

In the picture above left, Medina County members Linda and Jack Weese receive their award. 7KH :HHVHÂśV SOD\HG VLJQLÂżFDQW UROHV LQ WKH GHYHORSPHQW RI DQG FRPPLWPHQW WR SUHVHUYDWLRQ RI more than 47 miles of horseback riding trails within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In the picture above right, Ashland County members Barb and Mike Gerard are recognized for their commitment to OHC in the development of 27 miles of bridle trails and camping at Pleasant Hill Lake State Park. (Photo courtesy Farm and Dairy, Salem, Ohio.) While working to develop trails, the Weese’s and Gerard’s held leadership roles within their FKDSWHUV DV ZHOO DV FRPPLWWHH FKDLUV R৽FHU DQG GLUHFWRU UROHV DW 2+& VWDWH OHYHO SRVLWLRQV

Past recipients of the Lifetime Membership Award include: (top, far left ) Larry Matthews, Washington County 2002; Connie Matthews, Washington County 2012; (top right) Cindy Barnett, Montgomery County 2004; (center, left) Kathy Bruno, Delaware County 1993; (center, right) Wayne and Sandy Baker, Allen County 1990; (bottom, left) Myrna Cellar, At Large, 1987; and (bottom, right) Ray Traut, At Large, 1979.


6DGGOH 8S DQG 5LGH 2KLRÂśV 7UDLOV /RFDWLRQ RI &KDSWHUV DQG 7UDLOV OHC volunteers work to maintain some 110 bridle trail locations throughout the state, representing more than 1,650 miles. The trails range from day-use of 2 miles in length, to trails up to 50 miles in length, with full service camping including electric, water, horse wash areas and restrooms, some with showers. Go to and select “Trailsâ€? from the menu bar to get details on each trail, including maps and descriptions. For those who are carriage drivers, some of the rails-to-trails are ideal.






6DGGOH 8S DQG 5LGH 2KLRÂśV 7UDLOV $URXQG WKH 6WDWH 1: WR &HQWUDO WR 6: From the northwest corner of the state, down through the central region and to the southwest, there are more than 600 miles of trails for horseback riders to enjoy. Most trailheads have day parking and many have overnight camping, some with electric and water.


1: Left: Oak Openings Preserves Metropark has 20 miles of sandy, wide trails with day ride parking. Above: Maumee State Forest in Fulton County has 8 miles of level, enjoyable riding trails along with a day ride area for parking.

Right: Miami Whitewater Forest Trail has 9 miles of moderate trails of 3 wooded loops and a horseman’s day ride parking area.

Above/top photo: Malabar Farm State Park has 11 miles of trails and a large primitive campground. Malabar connects to Pleasant Hill State Park.

Right/bottom photo: Deer Creek State Park has 17 miles of scenic easy trails with primitive horseman’s campground.

Above/bottom photo: Glacier Ridge Metropark KDV D PLOH ORRS WKURXJK ZRRGV DQG ÂżHOGV ZLWK day ride parking.

Below: Pike Lake State Park has 40 miles of easy to challenging trails through mature woods and a day ride parking area. Private campground nearby.




Below: Alum Creek State Park has 50 miles of easy to challenging trails with primitive horseman’s campground.



$URXQG WKH 6WDWH 1( 72 6( From the northeast corner of the state, down through the southeast region there are more than 900 miles of easy to challenging trails for horseback riders to enjoy. Most campgrounds have tie lines, shelters, restroom facilities and some with water and electric.


1( Top: Mohican State Forest has 50 miles of trails and a large horseman’s campground with group camping by permit. Top: Hocking State Forest has more than 40 miles of trails that allow riders to see unusual rock formations and a larger, improved horseman’s camp and a group camp.

Below/top photo: Pleasant Hill Lake Park has 27 miles of scenic trails and can connect to Malabar or Mohican. The horseman’s campground is shady, scenic and comfortable for horse and rider. Below/lower photo: Jefferson Lake State Park has a new campground with water, electric and tie lines in the shade. 25 miles of moderate trails to ride with water crossings and hills.

Top: Beaver Creek State Park has 27 miles of trails with many water crossings. A large horseman’s campground is available. Top:/lower photo: Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation has 18 miles of trails and a day ride area. Cleveland Metroparks is composed of 7 reservations and 100 miles of trails.

Top/lower photo: Shawnee State Forest has more than 60 miles of challenging trails and a large primitive horseman’s campground. Below/top photo: Wayne National Lake Vesuvius Region has 43 miles of challenging, enjoyable riding and a primitive campground as well as several trailheads for day riding. Below/lower photo: Blue Rock State Forest has 26 miles of scenic trails and primitive camping.

Below: AEP Conesville (Fallon Park) has 17 miles of easy to challenging trails and primitive horseman’s campground.





&RYHULQJ WKH 0LOHV *UDQW 0RQH\ %HQHÂżWV $OO (TXHVWULDQV OHC Annual Monetary Grant Programs are “designed to give assistance for equine-related projects that build relationships and enhance the community.â€? The $5000 Matching grant is distributed to one or more chapters depending upon the amounts requested. The awarded funds must be matched in kind by the individual chapter. The Regional Monetary Grant program awards $750 to a county …Šƒ’–‡” ™‹–Š‹Â? ‡ƒ…Š ‘ˆ –Š‡ Ď?‹˜‡ ”‡‰‹‘Â?•Ǥ All award recipients must furnish a year-end report detailing their completed projects. Examples of past projects accomplished through this program include things like improvement to Hocking’s horseman’s group campground and Alum Creek’s platform installations in persistently muddy areas.


6WDWH 7UDLO 5LGHV :KDW LV D 6WDWH 7UDLO 5LGH" State rides were started to show fellow equestrians the trails system in a particular area. Now the rides are a yearly activity organized and hosted by the local county chapter. Riders can ride in groups or ride alone. Expect plenty of food and equestrian camaraderie. OHC non-members are encouraged to attend and join the fun. Come for a day or camp the weekend. Visit to see a rolling calendar on the left side of the main page. There, you will see all the rides throughout the state including regional rides, fundraisers and other OHC sanctioned events.

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Boardwalk construction on a trail at Alum Creek State Park in the Central Region.


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June 9, 10, 11: Caesar Creek State Park Hosted by Greene County Contact: Herb Rider 937-372-9829 July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 3: Barkcamp State Park, Trail work days Hosted by State OHC Contact: Don Wagner 740-984-4145 Aug. 4, 5, 6: Barkcamp State Park Gibby Memorial Ride Reservations required Hosted by State OHC Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 Reservations: Charlene Santee 740-323-1433 Aug. 18, 19, 20: Cuyahoga Valley N. P. Reservations required Hosted by Medina County Contact: Jack Weese 440-234-9668 or Molly Eastwood 330-666-1095 Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4: Scioto Trail State Forest +RVWHG E\ )DLUÂżHOG &RXQW\ Anita Hoon 614-837-3109 Sept. 15, 16, 17: Mohican State Forest “Chili Cook-Offâ€? Reservations required Hosted by Ashland County Contact: Mike Gerard 330-262-4537 Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1: Oak Openings Reservations required Hosted by NW Region Contact: Jackie Romaker 419-575-3623 Oct. 6, 7, 8: Cleveland Metroparks South Chagrin Reservation Reservations required Hosted by Cuyahoga County OHC Contacts: Penny Passalacqua 440-248-9156, or Ken Skoczen 216-225-0223 Oct. 13, 14, 15: Hueston Woods S.P. Hosted by Preble County Contact: Donn Buckingham 937-417-4358 2KLR +RUVHPDQÂśV &RXQFLO ,QF

+RUVH 3RZHU DQG 2+& <RXWK 0HPEHUV 2+& <RXWK 3URJUDP (GXFDWHV )XWXUH (TXHVWULDQV CAMP WITH OHCYP. It doesn’t matter if you ride or show, or if you’ve never been in the saddle, there’s an OHC youth activity for all future equestrians. For those who have never experienced trail riding, 3-day horse camps are hosted by OHC. Each camper is assigned a horse that becomes their responsibility and you learn to care for it, groom and feed, and ride. If you have your own horse, you can bring it to camp, too.

Above and left, OHC youth members ready their horses for a trail ride and photo p Mohaven. opportunities at Camp

COWGIRLS ONLY WEEKEND. In 2017, a new camp is offered for “girls only.” So, mom, aunt or grandma can join the OHC youth member and get in on the fun!

2017 dates for camping at Camp Mohaven, Danville, OH The OHCYP Ȃ Ǥ SHARE Ǥ PARTICIPATE in shows, ǡ Ǥ LEARN Ǥ FIND Ǥ DISCUSS Ǥ Ǥ

June 2, 3, 4 for advanced riders July 7, 8, 9 “girls only” August 11, 12, 13 for beginner to intermediate riders HORSES AND MORE! OHCYP focuses on horseback riding as well as other fun activities such as rafting, overnight ǡ ϐ more. If interested, check out the OHC Youth Program Facebook page to join the fun!

Many chapters sponsor a variety of IXQ ¿OOHG KRUVH HYHQWV VXFK DV IXQ shows and gymkhana. These familyfocused events encourage everyone to have fun with your equine.


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Butler County’s “Horse Daze”, held at Sebald Metropark, was created to introduce the community to equine ownership and features family-oriented activities such as a short trail ride through the park. Similar events have been adopted by other OHC chapters. 3DJH

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Terry Baker



Kathy Braden



Michelle Sheliga



Bonnie Lackey



Jim Crowe



Chris Wessel



Charlene Santee



James Bolon



Becky Porter



Tina Caldwell



Jim Wallace





Marsha Pierce



Ronald Wilson II



Molly Eastwood


Champaign Lori Long



Jack Weese



Kristina Tubbs



Paul McDaniel Jr



Donald Tindle



Mick Retman



Susan Lamb



Rick Magyar


Columbiana Chad Rose


Montgomery Pam Barhorst



Mary Bissonnette



Vicki Wagner



Heather Auck



Karen Sue Sharp



Penny Passalacqua 440-248-0156

Muskingum Randy Nolan



Diana Stebbins



Roxanne Drake






Rick Keller



Dan Chambers



Shannon Bard



Colleen Shupe



Donn Buckingham






Phillip Himelrick



Oleda Hirsch



Hope Sheidler



Cheryl Zielinski



Georgetta Rice



Sandra Petrie-Forgey 740-645-0260


Barb Daymut



Kendall Smith



Jill Eckroad



Cecilia Hanish



Roxanne Owens



Herb Rider



David Gibbs



Don McIntyre


Tuscarawas Wesley Hayes



Ann Frederick



James Strayton



Joan Miller



Paul Ayres



Dorothy Glover


Washington Brent DeWees



Robert Williams



Nancy Strayer



Barb Oberhaus



Ricky Mast



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Arden Sims


Eric Estill

Recording Secretary

Barbara Gerard


Jo Ellen Reikowski


Larry Matthews


Mike Gerard


Thomas Green

Central Regional Representative

Ann Beathard

Northeast Regional Representative

Jim Wallace




Legal Affairs Committee Chairperson

Thomas Green

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Legislative Committee Co-Chairperson

Mike Gerard

Membership & At Large Committee Chairperson

Barbara Gerard

Merit Awards Committee Chairperson

Kristin Green

Nominating Committee Chairperson

William (Bill) Craft

Mary Alice Kuhn

Northwest Regional Representative

Jackie Romaker

Promotions & Merchandise Committee Chairperson

Southeast Regional Representative

Don Wagner

State Trail Rides Committee Chairperson

Jack Weese

Trail Advocacy Committee Chairperson

Mike Gerard

Trail Committee Chairperson Don Wagner

Trail Mile & Saddle Hour Committee Chair

Southwest Regional Representative

Cindy Barnett

Central Regional Mentor

Terry Baker

Northeast Regional Mentor

Penny Passalacqua

Northwest Regional Mentor

Joan Miller

Southeast Regional Mentor

William May

Southwest Regional Mentor

John Rowland

AAY Show Committee Chairperson Buckeye Trail Committee Chairperson Bylaws Committee Chairperson

Jeffrey Fultz Jo Ellen Reikowski

Trail Work Hours Committee Vicki Wagner

Website Committee Chairperson

Donn Buckingham

Website Social Media Contact

Brian Roudabush

Youth Committee Chairperson

Jackie Romaker

Eric Estill

Communications & Newsletter Chairperson

Theresa Burke

Corral Liaison Committee Chairperson

Becky Clifton



Equine Affaire Co-Chairperson Brian Roudabush

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Grievance Committee Chairperson

William May

Groom & Clean Committee Chairperson

Sheila Bushong


Historical Committee Chairperson

Laura Wallace

Insurance Committee Chairperson

Jackie Romaker


Anne Lindimore

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*RW +RUVH 3RZHU" -RLQ 2+& 2+& PHPEHUVKLS VSHDNV IRU \RX DQG \RXU KRUVH (TXLQH $GYRFDF\ One of OHC’s goals is to promote the welfare of the horse and to protect and promote the rights and interests of horsemen. Our federal, state and local government can often have a major impact on this goal. To that end, the OHC actively works to develop and maintain partnerships with government land managers both at the chapter and state levels. We also interact indirectly with government agencies and the legislative branch of government on the national level through our organization’s ƒˆĎ?‹Ž‹ƒ–‹‘Â? ™‹–Š –Š‡ Â?‡”‹…ƒÂ? ‘”•‡ ‘—Â?…‹ŽǤ Through diligent monitoring, analyzing and timely reporting, our legislative affairs committee work to keep our members posted on all government actions and initiatives that may impact the welfare of the horse or the rights and interests of the horse owner. OHC is perhaps best known for working with state and local land managers to promote, develop and maintain bridle trails all over the state. Tireless efforts by our member volunteers have led to the successful creation of outstanding bridle trails within our state. Through continued work and diligence, we will have these trails for future generations of horse enthusiasts to enjoy. This advocacy is the reason why Ohio boosts more miles of bridle trails than all the adjoining states combined. Advocacy also means that OHC was a part of a coalition of livestock industry groups that, having anticipated the proposed passing of new regulations for the livestock industry, proposed their own Care Standards Board legislation which was ultimately passed by Ohio voters. OHC played a key role in drafting care standards for horses. Furthermore, OHC was also involved in the development of the Ohio Limited Liability Law. In 2012 the OHC President successfully argued the merits of the Ohio Equine Activity Immunity Statute before the Ohio Supreme Court. Today OHC continues to maintain an active role with the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board – Equine Advisory Committee, and with the Ohio Department of Agriculture – Equine Task Force. We are charter members of the Ohio Trails Partnership (OTP) and the Ohio Equine Industry Coalition. Working together, members of the OHC draw on a shared …‘Â?˜‹…–‹‘Â? –‘ ƒ……‘Â?’Ž‹•Š ‰‘ƒŽ• –Šƒ– ™‹ŽŽ „‡Â?‡Ď?‹– ‘—” ‡“—‹Â?‡ …‘Â?Â?—Â?‹–›Ǥ

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OHC members are encouraged to log and report miles and saddle hours so documented information can be shared with private and public land managers to continue to maintain, improve and expand trail systems and facilities in the state. OHC recognizes levels of individual equine accomplishments, with awards based on members’ reported miles and hours. A variety of activities may qualify, including trail riding, driving, showing and training. 3DJH

OHC strongly supports the Ohio Equine Liability Law, Ohio Rev. Code §2307.321, which provides immunity (with certain exceptions) to owners, operators, trainers, farriers, veterinarians and others for injuries arising from the inherent risks of equine activities. In Smith v. Landfair, 135 Ohio St. 3d 89 (2012), OHC appeared as an amicus curiae before the Ohio Supreme Court on the question of who constitutes an equine activity participant for purposes of the statutory immunity. The Court adopted the argument advanced by OHC and found immunity, applying a EURDG GHĂ€QLWLRQ RI SDUWLFLSDQW WR LQFOXGH a bystander who was injured while attempting to assist with an unruly horse. Although the Ohio statute does not require the posting of signs warning of equine activities, OHC encourages the posting of such signs to increase awareness that equines are inherently unpredictable and injuries which they cause may not be compensable.



Ransae Lindimood-Hall of Montgomery County, was recently recognized for reaching 25,000 trail miles. She says it took her 25 years and is now logging the next 25,000.

OHC members who have equine-related products and services can advertise for free in the OHC Member Business Directory. Send your business card to to be included in the next edition. 2KLR +RUVHPDQÂśV &RXQFLO ,QF