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Your Connection to the Northeast Equine Market

All Breeds • All Disciplines

June 2013

Volume 4 Number 4

New York State Horse Pullers Association ~ Page 20 COLUMNISTS Judy Van Put

Horse Tales


Lynn Palm

Palm Partnership


George Peters


Mitzi Summers



From the Ranch

FoxWillow Farm Missouri Foxtrotters ~ Page 2

FoxWillow Farm Missouri Foxtrotters


by Judy Van Put The Missouri Foxtrotter is fast becoming a much-indemand, go-to breed for those seeking a versatile and athletic all-around horse. Fortunately for those who appreciate these docile and intelligent horses, there is now an opportunity to find a Missouri Foxtrotter for the first time, here in the northeast. Foxwillow Farm is located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of upstate New York, high on a hill overlooking the Willowemoc Creek, Livingston Manor, NY. Alix Didrich, farm proprietor, had for more than 20 years, been a successful breeder of Polish Arabian horses, having produced 140 foals under the name of Violet Hill Farm.

The first foal of 2013 born at Foxwillow Farm: Foxwillow's Blue Angel, foaled March 25, with her blue roan dam, Diamond Fox's Deja Blue. Photo courtesy of Alexandra’s Images About four years ago, Alix was looking for a change. She had suffered from back problems and decided to look into gaited horses. She spent those years doing extensive research on the various breeds, ‘buying and trying’, so to speak, a number of gaited horses. Each had its own wonderful qualities, and she retained a few just for her family’s use, but when she came upon the Missouri Foxtrotter, she found a perfect match. She learned that unlike most gaited horses, such as the Tennessee Walkinghorse, that has a lateral gait (similar to a pace) the Missouri Foxtrotter has a diagonal gait. And because of this gait, unlike a Tennessee Walkinghorse or Paso Fino, the Foxtrotters do have the ability to trot; giving them the ability to transition more quickly from their fox trot gait to a canter. This versatility is important for a smaller-scale breeder, as these beautiful horses are well suited for a number of venues — whether cutting, reining and working cows; jumping, performing in gymkhana games, or trail riding. Their stamina is such that they can be used in endurance competition as well. Probably the most important, however, is their temperament. Alix was enthusiastic about many of their attributes: “Sweet, level-headed and very intelligent. They will cook breakfast for you if you ask!” In addition, they are an excellent all-around family horse; their easy disposition made it possible for her young daughter to walk around the paddock with her mother, giving hugs to the new foals, and petting the broodmares. In her own words, Alix stated what sold her on this 100 percent American breed was “disposition. Their willingness, trainability and natural affinity for people make them the perfect Family Horse…the horse that everyone from oldest to youngest, smallest to tallest will truly enjoy owning.” She went on to describe the difference between these and other gaited horses, stating “these horses have a proud carriage under saddle…they arch their necks, and while they are not high-steppers like some, they

look wonderful as parade horses.” In addition, Missouri Foxtrotters are colorful — “they come in every color known to the equine color spectrum.” Alex pointed out the conformation of her horses — relatively compact bodies, with short backs and powerful shoulders — which are in part responsible for their great athleticism and stamina. That stamina is one of the reasons Alix learned that the Missouri Foxtrotter breed is heavily recruited by the National Park Service out west — having found that the Missouri Foxtrotter makes up the largest percentage of horses used by the National Park Service due to their temperament, agility, endurance and stamina. Alix related how excited she was when her first Foxtrotter foal was born (March 25, 2013) and was amazed to see the little filly attempting to get to her feet shortly after birth; then watched her stand up and begin to walk just 10 minutes after she was born “…she never even fell once!” and within 20 minutes, began nursing from her dam — from each side. She said she is impressed with how intelligent the foals are, and is very excited about her new venture and her foundation program. After her research on the breed proved fruitful, Alix began the process of finding just the right stock to begin the foundation for her farm. Careful study and searching found her first broodmares: the beautiful blue roan, known around the barn as the “Angelina Jolie” of horses — Diamond Fox’s Deja Blue, the dam of the black (possibly blue roan) and white filly Foxwillow’s Blue Angel (foaled March 25, 2013), and Mane Gait’s Dreaming Dixie — the cremellow Dreamspinner daughter out of a Danney Joe W bred mare. She is the dam of the smoky black and white filly whose name is Foxwillows Harlequinn, foaled April 16, 2013. Ozark’s Merry Sundance, the homozygous black/white stallion standing at Central Kentucky Foxtrotters in Stamping Ground, KY, sired both 2013 foals. With a solid breeding program already in place, Foxwillow Farm will be hosting an Open Barn on Aug. 24, 2013. The stallion, Mr. Renegade’s Go Boy, has been invited to the 2013 National Stallion Foxtrotter’s Tour; and Alix plans to attend Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA. In addition, Foxwillow Farm is planning on launching “W.H.E.A.T.” — Willow Hill Equine Assisted Therapy” pending a 501 c.3, that will include a special scholarship program for local children who desire to learn to ride but cannot afford the expense of traditional riding lessons. WHEAT will afford these children the opportu-

Pictured are Alix Didrich and her daughter, Eden, of Foxwillow Farm, Livingston Manor, NY, with prized Missouri Foxtrotter stallion, Mr. Renegades Go Boy. Photo by Judy Van Put nity to ‘earn’ lessons and riding time through the local school and public library programs. For further information on this, or on the Foxwillow Missouri Foxtrotters, please visit or call 845798-0083.

There’s nothing standard about the Standardbred Retirement Foundation by Kristen M. Castrataro When my husband and I decided to move my old Belgian draught horse to his new home at our new home, we immediately started looking for a buddy for him. We were searching for a mini burro; we found Kid Cobra and the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. Kid Cobra is a 20-year old Standardbred bred and trained for sulky racing. When I met him, he had left the racing world behind him and had become a ward of the Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF). Founded in 1989, the SRF is the original equine rescue program. Its offices are in New Jersey, but SRF is a national organization with anywhere from five to 15 facilities used to board and train animals prior to adoption. Most adoptions occur along the East Coast due to shipping costs, but SRF has animals placed in almost all 48 contiguous states. While there are other equine rescue programs, SRF has a couple unique elements. The first is that SRF horses are lifelong members. When a horse is matched with an adoptive home, the adopter expresses the intent to keep the horses for the length of his/her life. SRF’s Business Administrator Dana Letual explains, “We do not own a farm for seniors and have to pay

board on horses that become unwanted to due to age or injury.” There are times when adopters are unable to keep that commitment. Illness, financial reversal, or other unforeseen circumstances can make it untenable to continue caring for a horse. In that event, the adopter cannot sell or give the horse away. It must be returned to SRF where it will again be made available for adoption. The second uniqueness of SRF is its follow-up policy. Twice a year, adopters are required to have a veterinarian examine the horse and complete a fitness report. If SRF has concerns about the results of those examinations, they contact the veterinarian for additional information. If it becomes evident that the adopter is not able to properly care for the horse, the animal will be removed and placed for a new adoption. This system ensures that SRF Standardbreds receive quality care throughout their lives. While this arrangement protects the horses, SRF also tries to protect the adopters by matching the right adopter with the right horse. Prospective adopters fill


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Officer John Bagdovitz and Flapjack Attack bring Mounted Patrol to SUNY Cobleskill by Elizabeth A. Tomlin Flapjack Attack — or “Jack” as he is known around the SUNY Cobleskill campus — was a champion trotter at Saratoga’s Harness Track, breaking the track record in 2004 and winning the honor of being named Horse of the Year, as well as Top Aged Trotter and Trotter of the Year. He gave up his racing career in December of 2005 and soon began a new career to partner with Officer John Bagdovitz as the first and only mounted patrol horse in NY State’s University system when his owners Michael Riggi of Clifton Park, NY and John Mongeon, Jr., of Ballston Spa, NY donated him to the college.


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out a thorough intake form describing their horse experience, their goals for their new horse, and even information about additional animals they have/have had. This process makes it less likely that an adopter will end up with a horse that does not suit their needs. The variety of horses in the program is almost endless. Some are retired broodmares. Others were acquired at auctions, bound for slaughter. Some are sound and ready to begin a new life in any discipline. Others, due to injury or age, are suitable only for pasture pets. There are some commonalities among all the animals, however. One is the Standardbred temperament. The breed is “hearty... with a great work ethic and friendly personality,” according to Letual. The second is basic training. Even the youngest adoptable horses are halter-broken, trailer-broken, well-mannered for farriers and veterinarians, familiar with many verbal commands, and tolerant of tack and driving equipment. These qualities make Standardbreds a great choice for adoption for a wide variety of people. If someone is looking for an animal but doesn’t feel comfortable navigating auctions, websites, or dealers, SRF is an ideal option. Letual notes, “As horses stay in our program for life we do not benefit from someone taking in a

horse that is wrong for them, as they can simply return the horse and get their donation back.” Depending on a person’s performance goals, SRF horses can successfully transition into careers in dressage, jumping, endurance, barrel racing, and, of course, pleasure driving. Potential adopters need not be overly concerned about their own experience or age, either. Lack of experience with horses does not necessarily preclude adoption, although SRF may require that adopters new to horses board at a full-care, pre-screened, pre-approved facility. Selecting a new horse is always an important decision. An increasing number of people are turning to SRF when they are in the market for a horse. Sometimes they discover something much more than just a horse. Letual shares the story of a woman who adopted a gelding named Listen to Me. Months later, the woman was diagnosed with cancer. She went to visit her horse, feeling despondent. Listen to Me rested his head on her shoulder. That show of affection reminded the woman that her life was filled with wonderful blessings. While not every adopter has such a poignant story, Letual says, “The overwhelming response from adopters is “I love my horse, THANK YOU.” To join their ranks or to get more information, visit SRF’s website at You may just find the horse of your dreams.

SUNY Cobleskill Mounted Patrol Officer John Bagdovitz and 2004 record-breaking Trotter of the Year/ Horse of the Year, Flapjack Attack (aka “Jack”), patrol at the Veteran’s Plaza Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Photo by Elizabeth Tomlin “There is a serious issue in the horse race industry regarding what to do with races horses once they can no longer race and earn their owners, trainers and drivers income,” remarked Ackerknecht. “While very few equine athletes go on to the breeding shed or the safe comforts of a horse farm to enjoy a long comfortable


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Whether adopted for performance or as companion animals, Standardbreds excel. Photo by Kristen Castrataro


Officer John Bagdovitz and “Jack” greet Assemblyman Pete Lopez (NY District 102 R-Schoharie).

“The owners gave him to SUNY Cobleskill for the express purpose of doing mounted patrol,” reports Bagdovitz. “And I have to say that he is truly a great mounted patrol horse!” Bagdovitz, who was then in his late 40’s, had never ridden horseback before. However, he accepted the challenge to accompany Jack to a mounted police training program in 2008 and spent seven weeks learning to ride — and to train Jack. “When we went to mounted patrol school, they taught us to control the horse,” remarks Bagdovitz. “It was us that received the training! It was about my confidence, my ability; I am the trainer now.” Bagdovitz said the program taught him to be able to keep the horse under control — no matter what the situation might be. Although he said he enjoys the aspect of being a horseman and riding, Bagdovitz believes the most important thing about having Jack is the “barrier” that his presence has broken down between students and the campus police. “Having Jack on campus is important, I’ve been a policeman for 27 years and no one has gravitated to me naturally. But once I’m on Jack, people want to talk to me one-on-one, as a person. Students will come up and ask me questions, talk to me, and really, it’s a great way to break down barriers between college students and University police. It’s a great tool! Traditionally, college students don’t like authority. But, people like the horse and so they like you.” Bagdovitz says being a mounted patrol has been a good way to form positive relationships not just with students, but all of the local people who come into contact with him and Jack. “People will come up and talk to me and stop and take my picture. It’s good because they get to know and trust their police department. And the better they know their police department, the more likely it is that they will call them when they are in need.” Bagdovitz credits SUNY Cobleskill’s Vice President for Student Affairs, Steve Ackerknecht for making the mounted police patrol at the college a reality. Ackerknecht, as an owner and breeder of Standardbred racehorses with ties to the harness racing industry, says, “It was a goal of mine to establish the first SUNY system-wide campus Mounted Police Department.”

Judge’s Corner ~ Tips for the show ring (Okay, some may be a BIT sneaky)


by Mitzi Summers Showing should be the result of hours and hours of honest, ethical training of horse and rider. It is a chance to judge for yourself how you have been doing, and yes, show off a little if you have been doing a good job. Show nerves are a real part of the picture. No matter how many times a wellmeaning friend tells you to relax and just have a good time, people ARE looking at you and judging you, and let’s face it, anyone not connected with you is rooting for someone else. The more you show the easier it will get. So if you are ready and can afford it, go to as many as you can. I used to have the students in my barn that were showing for the very first time get all washed and primed and ready to go, but the first time they could not bring their show clothes. They could ride in the warm-up ring nicely dressed, but no matter how well their horse went, they knew they could not show that day. It helped so much in calming them and making even their horses less nervous. It

set them up well for the next show when they COULD compete. Hint: Check with the show committee to be certain that this is allowed. Some will want a ring fee. It is well worth it. Some general tips Make eye contact with the judge and smile, but do not overdo it. In a halter class, keep an eye on the judge ALL the time unless you are actively working your horse. I want to be on the end of a line of a 40 horse Fitting and Showmanship Class and look down and see those exhibitors that I saw 15 minutes ago still posing and watching me. They are the ones that will win. If I am showing a horse in a class and we are having a good go, I will place myself on the inside track, so there is not a horse between me and the judge. Let’s say my horse’s extended trot is going to be awesome! I will showboat just a I pass the horse and my horse is round and perfect and in tempo, I will look at the judge in a kind of “Look at this.....this horse is GOOD!”. It catches his eye and makes him look. I show that

Cover photo by Judy Van Put Missouri Foxtrotters are known for their wonderful dispositions - friendly, docile and intelligent - making for the ideal family horse.

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I am confident and he will want to know the reason why. If, however, for some reason (probably my fault) my horse has decided that he cannot canter to the left, I will try to position myself on the rail. I am hoping a horse does come between me and the judge, so if I mess up and have to wait a few moments to get the correct lead, I can delay it and not get penalized. If you are wearing something eyecatching, make sure you are GOOD because it will work and you will catch the judge’s eye and maybe you really do not want to. I remember a woman coming in for a Western Equitation class. She was wearing a very expensive, very shimmery blouse with fringe on the arms that made her look a bit like a Christmas decoration. I do remember thinking to myself, “Okay, you have caught my attention, so you had better be good.” Alas, she was NOT. Sometimes in a Western Equitation class I will have the riders drop their stirrups, lengthen their jog, or do both. She was a very posed and stiff rider and ended up bouncing quite a bit. The fringe moved so much that it frightened one of the horses! (I did not penalize it). It would have been apparent that she was not a good rider, but the fringe made it much more noticeable. So be careful of what you wear and pick your show clothes accordingly. If you need to carry a crop in a huntertype class, carry it in the hand closest to the rail. We all know that we school usually with the crop on the inside, but I must confess if you need to carry a crop in say, a pleasure class, and you have to use it, I will not be impressed. Be a bit sneaky about it. If you do use it, though, it should be behind your leg. A knowledgeable judge will give you negative marks for hitting the horse in front of the saddle, and some rules will eliminate you for that. I do not mind, however, if a small child’s pony, who is insisting on stopping at the in gate, for example, taps the pony on the shoulder. The child is just not quite coordinated enough to use a crop properly. Notice to coaches and parents, we judges are NOT impressed by coaching

from the ring. If the child does not know by now to put her heels down or which diagonal she is on, telling her for yet the 200th time at the show is not going to accomplish your goal. Coaches, we judges are irritated by last-minute instructions to your charge as they pass you on the rail. It might impress the parents if you are trying to convince them that you do indeed earn your fees, but it is vexing to judges and other coaches. The child cannot hear you anyway. As she is trying to maneuver over to catch your words of wisdom she will, at the least, lose her concentration, and at the most run into the chestnut mare with the red ribbon in her tail. Lastly, do not resort to doing the socalled “Quarter Horse Snatch’ on the mouth of your horse. It is a misnomer, as it is done with all disciplines and all breeds. It is the incessant jerking on the horse’s mouth. It hurts their horse, it creates an artificial head set, and it just shouts ignorance and lack of empathy for the horse. The better judges will mark you down for it, and other exhibitors should rightly turn their noses up at you. Judges are being told in judge’s seminars to mark this down as harshly as a wrong lead. At the very least, if you do not care about the amount of pain you are inflicting on your horse and the lack of knowledge it exhibits, it points out to the judge that either you or the horse is not performing correctly or this sort of thing would not be visible. Remember that the best riding should include invisible aids. I think all good instructors should do a bit of judging. It gets you thinking as a judge has to think, and lets you appreciate the job. It also helps you when you are scanning your group lesson of nine if you can scan a show class of 30. To all exhibitors, remember to just have fun. It is all about good sportmanship and the ethics of the sport. But yes, I will admit that winning that blue is a huge thrill. Just do your best and come to the show as prepared as you possibly can be. It is all worth it. If the judge is obviously working hard and doing his best, take the time to thank him (her) even if you did not place. It will mean a lot.


win-win for all!” Jack is used for university-mounted patrol and classroom situations including grooming, trail riding and driving. He also leads the annual Student Cancer Awareness March and participates in community parades with Bagdovitz. SUNY Cobleskill University Mounted Police Officer John Bagdovitz will be holding a week long Mounted Police class at SUNY Cobleskill’s Equine Barn in Cobleskill, NY beginning June 9. “This class has been approved by NY State Dept. of Criminal Justice Services and upon successful completion of the course, each officer will be able to ride Mounted Patrol for their departments,” reports Bagdovitz. The class is restricted to Dept. of Criminal Justice Services Certified Police/Peace Officers only. For more information contact Bagdovitz at or 518-255-5555.

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retirement, the large majority are transported out of the country to become slaughtered for human and animal consumption. The opportunity to have a Mounted Police horse maintained by the college’s equine students and stabled at the College’s Equine Center was a natural link and would be an asset to the entire campus community.” Ackerknecht said he worked closely with the University Police Department, Chief Frank Lawrence and former trainers Scott and John Mongeon, as well as Flapjack Attack’s owners Mike Riggi and John Mongeon, to acquire Jack for SUNY Cobleskill. Ackerknecht acknowledges that the horse has formed a wonderful partnership with the University Police department. “This partnership works to break down barriers and build relationships between students, University Police and the college equine program. A true

Building a partnership with your young horse “Communicating with Your Aids—Keys to Success, Bending & Turning Aids” by Lynn Palm In this article, we will continue our discussion of the bending and turning aids. The goal for both the bending and turning aids is to control the horse’s body position and balance. I have received many requests to describe in detail the role of these aids, and so I want to review the nuts and bolts of this very important issue in riding. I will start by explaining how the bending aids

work to control the horse’s body. Besides being used for speed control, the leg aids (along with the seat) control two-thirds of the horse, from the withers to the dock. The right leg aids are the right calf muscle and lower part of the right leg. They control the right side of the barrel, right hip, and right hind leg. The left leg aids control left side of the barrel, left hip, and left hind leg. The rein aids control the

remaining one-third of the horse from the poll to the withers. The right rein controls the right side of the horse’s head and neck, right shoulder and right front leg. The left rein controls the corresponding parts on the opposite side of the horse’s body. We call the inside leg the “bending aid.” On a curve, the rider applies inside leg aid pressure slightly behind the girth. The horse, through his

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Besides being used for speed control, the leg aids (along with the seat) control two-thirds of the horse, from the withers to the dock. does not go out. Now we will look more closely at the turning aids and how they control the horse’s body. Instinctively, most riders (including me) want to turn the horse with the inside rein. Many riders do just that and pull their horse’s head toward the direction they want to turn. If a horse is turned only with the inside rein, however, it puts all of his weight onto the inside front leg. His hips will swing out and away from

the direction of the turn. This method of turning only leads to getting poor responses from the horse. Typically, a horse that is turned this way will begin pulling back against the inside rein, resisting by putting his head up, and not turning or turning too sharply to the inside, or turning with an excessive amount of bend in his neck. None of these scenarios represents a horse in balance. To turn

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training and instinct, moves away from the pressure of the aid. This “curves” the barrel by compressing the muscles on that side as the spine curves in the direction of the turn, giving what we call “bend.” When the rein aids are applied, the horse gives to the rein pressure and flexes his head inward. His neck slightly bends, and the shoulder slightly moves to the outside. This curves the spine from the poll to the withers. Now you can see why they are called the bending aids! The outside leg and rein aids are also important to support the bend. In order for the bend to be balanced, the horse moves his body toward the outside aids. There has to be a slight pressure with the outside leg, slightly further back from the girth than the inside leg. This supports the horse so his hips do not swing outward, but rather stay slightly in. This keeps his spine curved on the bend through the hip to the top of the tail. The outside rein is against the neck. It has three functions — to support the head so it does not flex too far inward, to help keep the neck from bending too much, and to make sure the shoulder

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets and State Gaming Commission issue precautions regarding Equine Herpes Virus at Vernon Downs racetrack On May 6, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine and State Gaming Commission Acting Executive Director Robert Williams issued the following statement: Laboratory tests completed at the New York State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory revealed that at least three horses stabled at Vernon Downs Raceway have been infected with a strain of the Equine Herpes Virus Type 1 (EHV-1). The horses were stalled in two barns at the track, both of which have

since been quarantined. EHV-1 is an airborne viral infection which can cause respiratory disease, abortion in broodmares, death in newborn foals and a neurological form of herpes. The virus does not affect people. Because of its condition and prognosis due to the infection, one Standardbred horse was humanely euthanized. The other two are under quarantine in two barns at the racetrack. If you are the owner, trainer or caretaker of a horse that has been at Vernon Downs recently, or believe your horse has been


Partnership from 5 correctly, you must get the horse bending correctly first. The turning aids always start with the leg because it controls more of the horse. Pressure from the outside leg aid is applied behind the girth. This causes the horse to move away from the pressure to turn. The outside rein is used against the neck (called “neck” or “indirect” rein) and acts as the horse moves away from the pressure of the rein. Apply this rein aid by “turning the key” with the outside rein (neck/indirect) so it touches the entire neck. Avoid crossing the rein over the neck when applying this aid. Use a pulsating pressure with the hand that is turning the key according to the gait that you are in. As you begin a turn,

the turn must be supported with the bending aids: 1. the inside leg gives a light supporting pressure right behind the girth, and 2. the inside rein supports so that the horse’s head and neck stay flexed slightly inward. As you look at the horse’s head on the side you will be turning, you just want to see his eye. The inside rein stays open to keep the head and neck flexed. If you are using your aids correctly, the inside rein should be the lightest and least prominent aid given while turning. However, if you turn with the inside rein, you will feel the horse heavy and resistant. For more information go to or call us at 800-503-2824.

potentially exposed to EHV-1, the following guidelines are recommended: • Check your horse’s temperature twice a day for 10 days. If the temperature is 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, contact your veterinarian immediately. • If you wish to test your horse, consult your veterinarian. At this time, the preferred test is PCR analysis performed on nasal swab specimens. Blood samples may also be tested. The decision to test a

horse not showing signs of disease should not be taken lightly. Due to the ubiquitous nature of EHV-1, many horses will test positive for presence of the virus and not develop the disease. Also, a single negative test has limited value in demonstrating whether or not a horse will become ill or may be shedding the virus. Horsepersons and owners should check with track management before shipping horses to or

from a track. Vernon Downs’ management, horsepersons and their veterinarians are taking responsible measures to limit spread and the Gaming Commission and Department of Agriculture and Markets are working with them to investigate and contain the illness. Nearly all horses will be exposed to EHV-1 at some point in their lifetime and horse owners should always be cautious when introducing new horses to their stables. The disease is

difficult to detect as it takes on a wide range of manifestations, from a complete lack of clinical symptoms to pneumonia to abortion in mares to full-blown neurologic cases. Both agencies will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed. For more information on EHV-1, visit the American Association of Equine Practitioner’s website or check USDA APHIS’ brochure on the virus.

Ask the vet in the manure and then molt to the adult fly form. The adult flies will then deposit the worm larvae on the horse’s skin, especially around the nose, eyes, and lips. The worm larvae can cause an intense inflammatory reaction in the skin that causes the horse to be very itchy and rub the area. Rubbing the area will increase the amount of inflammation and can even cause an open wound. An open wound leaves an even larger area for flies to deposit more larvae on. These “summer sores” can occur anywhere on the horse where there is an opening or even a small scratch in the skin. In addition to the face, they can also be found on the distal limb and around external genitalia. These larvae are out of place of their usual life cycle and do not grow into adult worms. Instead, they can cause intense swelling, ulceration, redness, and itch-

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ing. Treatment includes administering a wormer (Ivermectin based) to the horse to kill the adult worms in the stomach and the larvae in the skin. Recent changes in worming programs leading to less worming of horses during the summer months has let these parasites occur more commonly. One treatment with Ivermectin is usually effective, however the horse can become reinfected from more flies carrying the larvae. Flies can live for up to 2 months, so even if you kill the adult worms in the horse’s stomach so that there are no longer eggs in the manure for flies to pick up, there will still be other adult flies that already became infected weeks ago with the nematode larvae. In cases of severe ulcerations and itchy skin, the horse may also need antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections and a steroid to control inflammation. The best prevention is practicing good fly control during summer months, as well as using a fly mask on the horse’s face. Keeping the pasture free of rough footing or sharp nails or boards will also limit small scratches and wounds on the horses body and lower limbs that allow larvae entry into the skin. Fly induced eye ulcers The common stable/

house/black fly is attracted to the tears and discharge around a horse’s eye. The congregation of flies around the eye causes a horse to shake it’s head or rub it’s head and face on stall walls or fences. Some horses can become almost maniacal about getting the flies off their face. Vigorous and repeated rubbing can cause the horse to inadvertently cause a scratch or small puncture to the eye. This opening in the cornea lets bacteria in, plus the flies that sit on the eye can be carrying bacteria as well. Twenty-four hours later, the horse is left with an eye ulceration caused by a puncture or scratch and a bacterial infection. The tissue around the eye may appear swollen, so much so that you cannot open the lids and see the horse’s eye. The eye may also be tearing excessively. If you can see the eye, you may be able to see an ulcer, which appears as a white, yellowish or pinkish patch that can range from pin point to a few centimeters in diameter. The ulcer is also irritating to the horse, causing him to rub his head even more on surrounding objects (including you!). The excess tearing attracts more flies. The cycle continues and can be hard to break in order to let the ulcer heal. The eye will need to be seen by your

veterinarian so they can prescribe an ophthalmic (eye) ointment. The horse will also need to wear a fly mask to keep flies off and possibly be on stall rest to further limit insect exposure and sun exposure (some eye ointments cause the eye to stay dilated and direct sunlight can be painful if the pupil cannot constrict). Preventative measures include keeping a fly mask on your horse during summer months, using some type of fly control such as spray and predators, as well as cleaning up manure to reduce fly breeding grounds. You can also keep a fan on your horse when inside, as the air motion prevents flies from being able to land on the horse. PHF Potomac Horse Fever is carried by Caddis flies, in addition to snails. When large numbers of Caddis flies are attracted to lights in a barn at night, they can then die and fall into the horse’s hay or water. The horse can accidentally ingest them, which is how the horse becomes infected with PHF. Twenty-four hours later, your horse that appeared normal and healthy yesterday, may be passing watery diarrhea and be off feed. The horse can also have a high fever and become toxic, which causes a risk for laminitis. There is a

vaccine for PHF to help protect the horse. The vaccine is not 100 percent effective (no vaccine is) and has a short length of duration (3-4 months), so it should be given in the spring, close to when hot weather and emergence of Caddis flies occurs and boostered again in the fall. Caddis fly adults look like moths and fly in early evening. They are attracted to porch and street lights, just like moths are. Caddis flies will also swarm when ready for mating, usually near a stream or water source. Caddis flies hatch from early spring until late fall, undergo metamorphosis form pupa to adult, and have a life cycle that is about 1 year long. Larval growth occurs in fall, winter, and spring, with adult emergence between late spring and early fall. Adult activity of a few species of Caddis flies peaks during winter time. Larvae are active in very cold water and can even be seen feeding under ice. This is why we can see cases of PHF all year round, but have the highest concentrations during warm summer months when Caddis fly numbers are at their highest. Snails also carry the organism that causes PHF. Snails may hibernate during cold winters or

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Flying insect injuries and nuisances by Sandy Tasse, DVM When temperatures start to warm and plants start to bloom in the spring, suddenly there are many insects flying around that we had become comfortable without over winter. Besides being a nuisance and causing your horse to swish his tail, stomp his feet, and run the fence line, flying insects can cause disease and other health issues in your horse. Summer sores Summer sores are caused by adult worms that live in the horse’s stomach. These adult worms (Habronema and Draschia) do not cause any problems to the horse’s stomach, but they do shed eggs that are passed in the horse’s manure. Flies that use horse manure as a breeding ground and deposit their eggs there, will then carry the larval stage of the worm. Fly larvae eat the nematode (worm) larvae

From the Ranch to You by George Peters In my many years of being involved in the horse business, helping kids, parents, and their horses has been a special part of my career. Helping the family either with their current horses, or finding the right horse, is only a piece of the job. I always advise them to fall in love with horses, not just a horse (until that horse has earned the love). As a western instructor primarily, the horse needs to be suited to the event(s) that the rider is aiming to achieve, and sometimes that is not the current horse, so the event choice is changed, or a different horse is needed. Success in any horse event is al-

ways easier with the “right” horse. I can’t imagine a world without horses. For the family, it helps parents and kids connect, keeps them together, gets everyone outdoors and plenty of exercise for all. That’s a package of rewards in itself but soon there is interaction with other “horse” families that sometimes lasts a lifetime. Just watch any horse event, and you’ll soon see the interaction among the kids and parents with other kids and parents. Thank you to the horse! As I help these riders, I often say that there is a whole lot more to horses than being just a rider. To be a true horse person, the list of things to

know is long. Horse care, housing, fencing, vet care, shoeing, trailering, and on and on. The consumate instructor helps with those they know, and knows where to send the horse owners to get their answers if they don’t have the answer themselves, because no one is an expert in everything. The most rewarding part for me is helping the family understand horse psychology. Horses are “flight first”, live by the pecking order, and the vast majority are born followers just looking for a leader! The good horse person is that leader. When that happens to everyone the horse comes in contact with, the rest

of my coaching becomes a whole lot easier. The horse is handled correctly and likes it. In return the people like the horse’s behavior and soon the sky is the limit. After teaching high school agriculture for over 30 years, and coaching school sports for 12 seasons, I find coaching riding to be the most pure form of teaching. Classes are one on one or small, the goals are set, and the skills needed are absorbed quickly by the students. So much fun to teach and watch the growth! Till next time, keep one leg on each side and your mind in the middle, and let the fun begin.

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Vet from 7 seen during warm months. Horses that are allergic to the saliva of Culicoides will become very itchy and cause self trauma by rubbing their mane, tail, neck, and back end on inanimate objects. Their mane and tail may become matted with broken hairs and their skin may have hair loss and crusts/scabs. The horse may need to be treated with systemic steroids to decrease the itching and discomfort. For the clinical signs to resolve, the horse must be moved away from the

gnats. They can be stabled during dusk when insects will be out in the highest numbers and a fan can be placed on the horse to discourage the gnats from landing on the horse. Removing the breeding ground of standing water will also help, just as it does for mosquito control. Fly sheets/masks and insect repellents are also beneficial in reducing the number of bites. Hives/allergic reaction Allergic reactions can occur when a horse is bitten or stung by an insect We Install all types of horse fencing Call Now For Your FREE quote!

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to breath. The horse will usually need to be treated with a steroid, such as dexamethasone, plus or minus an anti-histamine like benadryl (Tri-Hist granules). Your veterinarian can administer an IV steroid, which will be faster acting than oral medication, allowing the horse to breath easier. EEE/WEE/WNV (Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus) All three of these diseases are transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Mosquitoes tend to increase in noticeable numbers in May, after spring rains have caused a large amount of standing water in the forests (vernal pools). The mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and warm temperatures cause the eggs to hatch. All three of these diseases can cause neurological signs in the horse and can be deadly. Luckily, there are vaccines to help prevent your horse from being infected. Other measures to reduce numbers of mosquitoes, such as removing any standing water, minimizing turnout at dusk,

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to which it is allergic to its saliva or venom. Hives can be an allergic reaction to an insect bite, but more commonly they occur from something the horse ingests (oral medication or supplement, new type of grain or hay, or a pasture weed) or comes in direct contact with in the stall/pasture (fly spray, shampoo, newly painted wood, new type of bedding). Less commonly, they can be caused by an inhaled antigen (mold, pollen, or dust). The horse may develop a localized area of swelling/hives or may develop hives across its entire body. Hives will usually resolve in 1-2 days even if left untreated, as long as the stimulus is removed. Hives can become persistent even with treatment if the cause of the hives is still present (ie the horse is still stabled on the new type of wood shavings that it is allergic to). The time to become alarmed is if the horse develops swelling around it’s face and throat area, so that narrowing or closing off of it’s airway occurs along with a greatly reduced ability


drought summers. They can live for five to 25 years. As snails move, they leave behind slime that acts as a powerful form of suction for them. Horses can become infected with PHF from grazing on grass that snails have traveled across and left a slime trail on. Sweet itch Sweet itch is a seasonal allergy to Culicoides gnats (aka no-see-ums or sandflies). Culicoides are very small, bloodsucking insects that breed in stagnant water and are



By Judy Van Put Spotlight on Missouri Foxtrotters The Missouri Foxtrotter is a 100 percent American horse, bred in the state of Missouri as far back as the early 1800s, from Arabian, Morgan, American Saddlebred, Tennessee Walkinghorse and Standardbred stock. During the early colonization of America, it was the smaller, gaited horses that were favored by the early settlers, who relied on these sturdy, strong animals whose willing natures, surefootedness and stamina, helped break trails in the mountainous region, clear the land, and travel for miles each day to deliver messages from settlement to settlement. As these much-beloved horses were being used in various areas of the country, the inland regions of the south, and specifically in the Ozarks, produced the first Foxtrotters approximately 1820. These horses were derived predominantly from the older Saddlehorse and Morgan breeds. Their bloodlines can be traced from the horses brought by the earliest settlers of the Ozarks and Arkansas. These small, nimblefooted horses were ideal for use in the rugged terrain of the Ozark mountains. They were strong and versatile; and were used not only to blaze trails, but to pull wagons, plow fields, skid logs, and even work cows and hogs in both fields and forests. In addition, their groundcovering yet comfortable gait enabled them to travel far without tiring, at the same time providing

an easy ride. Their gentle, amenable nature and willing acceptance of training made them trustworthy and much beloved by families; women and children were able to handle the docile horses with ease; women would drive the sturdy horses to church and to market, and children could ride them to school. However, the Foxtrotters did not require ‘fancy’ attention; they were tough, hard-working, sound and long-lived. The Missouri Foxtrotter stands between an average of 14 and 16 hands. The head is well proportioned with a straight profile; its neck is medium in length and wellformed. The legs are sturdy, muscular and have good joints; the hooves are shapely, tough and well proportioned. The conformation of the breed, with its short back and strong, muscular shoulder, was responsible for the great athleticism that the horse is known for. The breed is a colorful one, ranging from black to white; in fact, Missouri Foxtrotters can be found in almost every color known to the equine world, with the exception of Appaloosa. The original foxtrot gait is distinguished by what is known as “Capping” — the horse “caps” its front feet tracks with its hind feet tracks and slides through, leaving only one set of tracks — like a fox. The sliding of the hind feet into their stride acts as an additional “shock absorber”, which causes the gait to be extremely smooth. This makes the

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One of the attributes of the Missouri Foxtrotter breed is their beautiful colors. They come in almost every color in the equine world — from cremello to black, with the exception of Appaloosa. Photo courtesy of Alexandra’s Images horse very sure-footed; as the footing that is safe for the front feet to negotiate is most likely safe for the hind feet in their place. The ambling, comfortable ‘fox trot’ gait is a diagonal gait, as opposed to the lateral gait of breeds such as the Tennessee Walkinghorse; the result of which enables the Foxtrotter to transition easily from its foxtrot to a canter; a transition that is often difficult in lateral-gaited horses and pacers. This makes the Foxtrotter truly versatile on cattle ranches and farms, as they can easily stop, cut and turn cows even on difficult terrain. The Missouri Foxtrotter is heavily recruited and makes up a large percentage of horses used by the National Park Service

out west due to their temperament, agility, endurance and stamina. The breed has been well noted by endurance riders. The rigorous sport of endurance riding is becoming more popular; and while in the past the Arabian horse was the mount of choice for endurance riders, the Missouri Foxtrotter is fast becoming a favorite, winning many champion titles, due to their superb stamina, superior bone and feet. They are less likely to suffer from joint and tendon injuries from the stresses of this sport due to their efficiency in traveling. In addition to being a top choice for mountainous trail riding, their athleticism, which can

be seen from the time they are foaled, makes them well-suited for Gymkhana classes. These same attributes of the breed make it a good choice for jumping; many Missouri Foxtrotters are willing jumpers and can compete favorably in Hunter/Jumper classes as well. As in their earliest days of development in the Ozarks, the Missouri Foxtrotters are fine driving horses whether for pleasure, farm work, or competition driving. Their quiet and willing nature makes them a perfect choice for driving; today they are used by many families in the Ozarks for countryside driving. In addition, many sanctioned shows for the

breed include competition driving. And along with their presence in English and Western Pleasure classes, Missouri Foxtrotters are well-suited for Costume Classes and for use as Parade horses. Their calm, willing nature enables them to perform at ease, accepting the noises and excitement of crowds with beauty, style and grace. There are a number of organizations devoted to the Missouri Foxtrotters; for more information on this versatile breed, contact the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association; the European Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Association; or the Foundation Foxtrotter Heritage Association.

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Best pasture management practices Mowing Mowing is an important component of pasture management because it minimizes the spread of weeds and maintains high quality forage. Mowing weeds before seedheads are produced limits the spread of weeds by seed. Mowing also maintains a pasture stand that is uniform in maturity. Horses prefer to eat shorter grasses because it they have less fiber and are higher in protein. Mowing helps promote a nutritionally higher qual-

ity pasture. Shorter grass species such as Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass should be mowed to 2-3 inches, while a 3-4 inch mowing height is recommended for taller grass species such as orchardgrass and tall fescue. Dragging Dragging manure is a controversial topic because of conflicting information about the spread of parasites. Although from a nutrient management perspective, drag-

ging manure distributes nutrients more evenly throughout the pasture and may reduce the potential for hot spots within the pasture of very high nutrient contents that could contribute to negative off-site environmental problems. Because most horse owners provide parasite control, dragging manure is recommended from a nutrient management perspective. Rotation Resting pastures is critical to maintain pro-

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The recommended stocking rate for horse pastures in temperate climates is 1-2 acres per horse. Stocking rates change as the seasons and weather conditions change. Pastures that can support three horses per acre in the spring, when pasture grasses are actively growing may only support half a horse per acre in the summer. Stocking rates vary ac-

cording to the number of horses, hours of turnout, and level of management (rotation, mowing, fertilization, and weed control). Continuous and rotational grazing are the two most common grazing systems used today. Rotating horses in equal-sized paddocks provides the benefit of reduced grazing pressure, improved yields, and (mid-season) opportunities for fertilization. Strip grazing within a paddock using portable electric fencing also utilizes pasture more efficiently. If continuous pasture must be used, overgrazing may be minimized by leaving horses on pasture for only a few hours a day or by removing them to another area where they can be supplemented with hay for at least four hours daily. Supplementing horses with extra hay and grain while they are on pasture will not prevent overgrazing. After developing a grazing plan, the stocking rate of each paddock must be established. Because horses are capable of great physical damage, it may be several seasons after establishment be-

fore a pasture can handle the pressure of maximum stocking. In rotational systems, the first paddocks grazed are able to regrow while others are being grazed, and will be available again in three or four weeks, allowing greater stocking rates than in a continuous grazing system. Any number of paddocks can be used in rotation, but a minimum of four paddocks is ideal barring problems with drainage, drought, poor fertility, and weed invasion. Portable electric fencing provides the most efficient and economic way to create temporary paddocks for rotation. Wide-colored poly tape is inexpensive, but flags may be necessary on the fence to enable horses to see them clearly. The problem of stationary watering systems, feeders, and shelter is solved in the rotational system by creating a common area that runs the full length of each adjacent paddock and is accessible to the one in use by opening the fence while the others are closed.

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ductive pastures. Horses tend to feed on grasses in the same area and can eventually weaken and kill pasture plants in these localized feeding areas. Removing horses from pasture allows plant species to recover by storing nutrients for subsequent regrowth. The recommended rule of thumb is to let horses graze for one week, or until the short grass species (Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass) are 2 to 3 inches high and the tall grass species are 3 to 4 inches high. Then let the pasture rest for three weeks, or when the short grasses have recovered to 5-6 inches and the tall grasses are about 7 inches in height.

New forum format announced for USEF Town Hall Meetings Welfare of the horse in the 21st century; meeting the needs of the performance horse in a changing environment In the face of overwhelming response from its membership and requests to host USEF Town Hall Meetings in many cities around the U.S, Federation staff and leadership have opted to host a Town Hall Meeting to be broadcast LIVE on on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. ET. This interactive broadcast will replace the previously sched-

uled meetings and provide greater access to more people across all breeds and disciplines nationwide. “This innovative use of technology presents a unique opportunity to share opinions and experiences from every corner of the Federation,” remarks USEF President Chrystine Tauber

and veterinarians will gather in Lexington, KY, to take questions and suggestions throughout the webcast from a live audience as well as from equestrians tuned into the webcast. Members anywhere in the country will be able to view the webcast at LIVE on Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m. ET.

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pasture is with a no-till drill. Many farmers have no-till drills and may be willing to assist you for a reasonable fee. Many equipment companies manufacture no-till drills designed for pasture use.

be used to mix the seed and soil. After broadcasting and harrowing, the soil should be rolled/packed to enhance soil to seed contact. Because it can take up to four weeks for certain grass seeds to germinate, the best seeding time is in April or early fall (Aug. 15-Sept. 15).

available free of charge to view on demand on as early as June 4. The Town Hall Meeting webcast on is open to all USEF equestrians and participation from every breed and discipline is strongly encouraged. “Inappropriate medication of horses in competition is a clear and present threat to the industry. It is going to take in-

volvement from the entire equestrian community to get this just right,” said John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer who continued, “this national broadcast will allow us to engage a greater number of concerned members with a consistent message.” The USEF Town Hall discussion topics will include: • USEF leadership speaking to the industrywide focus on welfare of

the horse today • Overview of USEF and FEI medication rules • An overview of proposed Catastrophic Incident Protocol for USEF Competitions — which will include plans for death, collapse, and disease report mechanisms and processes. • The introduction of proposed additions to

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Renovation Renovating is usually recommended in lieu of reestablishing pastures. Renovation, particularly in high traffic areas, may be required frequently to maintain ground cover. To ensure renovation is successful, several steps should be followed. Soil testing is important to make sure soil fertility is optimum and pH is in the desired range for pasture species. Also, pastures should be mowed or grazed fairly short so the soil is not shaded, and weeds should be controlled to minimize competition with germinating species. The most efficient method to renovate a

Broadcasting seed on the soil surface is a less efficient method because seed to soil contact is reduced, which limits germination. If this is the only option available to you, every attempt should be made to loosen the soil surface. A disc, harrow, or even a dethatcher can be used for this purpose. Seed should be broadcast twice at right angles and a then a harrow should

Another critical component of renovation is the time period before putting horses back on the renovated pasture. The best approach is to allow the renovated pasture to grow to about 6-8 inches, mow it, and then allow it to regrow to 6-8 inches and then mow it again. After the second mowing,

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allow the pasture to regrow to about 4-6 inches before putting horses on the pasture. This process will ensure that the species have developed adequate root systems such that grazing horses will not dislodge the species from the soil during grazing. Because renovation requires that the pasture is out of use for several months, it is important to develop a master-plan to allow at least one paddock to be renovated each year. Sacrifice areas

Sacrifice areas are separate parcels of land where the main goal is exercise and not grazing. A sacrifice area is a small enclosure or paddock area that provides space during times when pastures are easily damaged. Examples include wet soil conditions, winter, and following renovation. When land area is limited a sacrifice area can be of value during the winter months because pastures cannot survive continuous grazing and trampling during this season. The use of a sacrifice area

can result in increased pasture productivity on remaining pastures. It should be located on well-drained soils away from waterways. Vegetation will likely be sparse to non-existent, as the area will be subjected to significant wear and tear. Consider locating your sacrifice area so that vegetated areas surround it; these will serve as a filtration system to reduce sediment and nutrient movement. Source:


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A pleasure driving competition open to horses and ponies of all breeds Classes Include: Turnout Reinsmanship Obstacle The Sunday Pleasure Drive

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The ever-favorite marathon class, now titled The Pleasure Drive – Pace, will take place on Sunday morning, instead of Saturday morning. This will allow all competitors to complete their division Turnout class on Saturday, along with either their working or reinsmanship class and the Town and Country Obstacle class. Sunday morning’s class line up will begin with The Pleasure Drive and then will be followed with additional ring classes and the My Route Your Route obstacle class. The show organizers are excited to try

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chase and the annual silent auction will support the From the Ground Therapeutic Horsemanship program. The evening events include the Friday night welcome gala and the Saturday night barbecue. The show itself and parking are free of charge to all spectators. The evening events require advanced registration and ticket purchase. Information is provided on the website or by contacting Sue Woltman: 315655-5496. For a complete listing of the show schedule and special events consult the organization’s website: and” like us” on Facebook. The Lorenzo Driving Competition is a 501c-3 not for profit organization dedicated to the education and promotion of the sport of carriage driving. See you at the 37th show!

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out this new class line up which was created based on competitor feedback. Prize lists can be obtained from the organization’s website or by mail by contacting: Diane Voss, Lorenzo State Historic Site, 17 Rippleton Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035; 315-655-3200. Spectators can expect to see the quality of horses and turnouts that have made the Lorenzo Driving Competition one of the most popular pleasure driving competitions in the northeast. The beauty of the show setting and the elegance of the event are the perfect combination of factors to make this a popular weekend destination. Special attractions include performances by the Root Farm Vaulting Team and the Kateland Farms Miniature Horse Drill Team. Market Lane Vendors will provide a variety of items for pur-

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Elegant horses and the beautiful setting of the Lorenzo Mansion make the Lorenzo Driving Competition a popular event for competitors and spectators alike!

Vermont judging team selected at State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Months of practice paid off for four Vermont teens, who earned the chance to represent Vermont in national competition by finishing at the top of their division at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, May 4.


David Gringeri, West Haven; Summer Colley, Colchester; Alexis Walker, Essex Junction and Holly Weglarz, Hartland, placed first through fourth in the Senior Division (ages 14 and up). They will head to Louisville, KY, in November to compete at the Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-up. They were among the 53 4-H club members from eight counties who participated in the University of Vermont Extension event held at two Castleton locations, Horse Amour (judging) and Castleton Elementary School (oral reasons). Each competitor provided written placements for each class, which were scored against placings by the official judge. All 4H’ers age 12 and older also were required to present oral reasons for

their placings. Other top 10 finishers in the senior division, listed fifth through tenth place, included Katelyn Patenaude, Holland (state team alternate); Kira Clokey, Jericho; Bridgette Charlebois, Jericho; Mariah Palmer, Hartland; Morgan Quimby, Underhill; Miranda Wright, St. Johnsbury. Three individuals competed in the Novice Senior Division, open to teens 14 to 18 years old, who are either new to 4H or first-time competitors in this contest. They are not eligible for the state team. Winners in order of placement were Amanda Reardon, Essex Junction; Samantha Turgeon, St. Johnsbury, Karly Lekberg, Brandon. Winners in the Junior Division, ages 12 and 13 years old, were Catherine Thrasher, Rupert; Kassidy Wyman, Cambridgeport; Lexy Brooks, Whitehall, NY; Audrey Teague, Jeffersonville; Chelsea Carcoba, Danville; Hannah Lang, Essex; Julia Donlevy, Jeffersonville; Arin Kenyon, Chester;

Connor Jenny, Essex Junction; Bridget Webber, West Burke. Taking first through tenth place in the Junior Division for ages eight to ten were Madison Bentley, Richmond; Faith Ploof, Essex Junction; Bella Joly, Essex Junction; Brittany Webber, West Burke; Eva Joly, Essex Junction; Allie Cloutier, Barton; Carly Jenkins, Jericho; Olivia Suker, Shrewsbury; Emma Cushman, Barre; Lauren Bentley, Richmond. Assisting at the event were Allison and Jessica Bachmann, Ira; Jen Carp, Colchester; Bethany Demuynck, Underhill and Kaelyn Jenny, Essex Junction. All five 4-H’ers competed nationally as members of the state 4-H horse judging team in previous years.

The top 10 finishers in the Junior Division, ages 8 to 10, at the State 4-H Horse Judging Contest, May 4, were Top Row (from left): Madison Bentley, Richmond; Faith Ploof, Essex Junction; Bella Joly, Essex Junction; Brittany Webber, West Burke; Eva Joly, Essex Junction. Bottom row (from left): Allie Cloutier, Barton; Carly Jenkins, Jericho; Olivia Suker, Shrewsbury; Emma Cushman, Barre; Lauren Bentley, Richmond. Photo courtesy of Amanda Turgeon

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Adirondack Foothills Equine The Adirondack Foothills Equine gymkhana and barrel season is underway and we’re having a great time! We’ve had great crowds, and a friendly and fun environment. We are looking forward to all of the fun times that the season will continue to bring, whether you’re a new competitor or a seasoned veteran. Remember, we are holding our

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the popular style of pads on the market. This is not a complete list as there are many other choices to decide between but it is a place to start. While the price of some pads can get quite pricey, sometimes during a saddle fitting appointment we have been able to save the purchase of a new saddle by fitting your old saddle with a new pad. Fleece One of the most common saddle pads is the pad made with a fleece bottom. The fleece is often either a synthetic fleece or actual wool or sheep fleece. This is a soft material that is also under many saddles. The wool fleece has a bit more cushion than synthetic fleece but it does not usually have the longevity of synthetic fleece and if not cared for properly, will

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cause the fleece to break down and become unstable. The fleece saddle pad is usually the least expensive saddle pad. Felt The felt pad is compressed wool that provides many benefits over a standard fleece pad. One of the greatest benefits is the wicker affect the comppressed wool has. Felt has the ability to draw sweat from the horse and while doing this, it transfers the heat and dissipates it in the felt. Compressed wool (3/4 inch to 1 inch) is also a great component for shock absorption. An ill-fitting saddle is not something to put on your horse, but the wool pad does alleviate pressure points some saddles may cause. Over all, a felt pad is often a very good and possibly one of the best

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Again this year New York is on the NBHA’S national tour Excitement is building among National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) members for the 3rd annual NBHA Super Show held in New York. The “Syracuse Spectacular” barrel racing event will be held July 12-14 in the Toyota Coliseum at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. All current NBHA members are eligible to compete in this four-divisional format. Non-members can join the NBHA at the show and run. The NBHA Home Office crew will manage the show office and Scott

Brown and his staff is in charge of arena conditions and stalls. Commercial vendors will offer participants and spectators the best of western-theme merchandise and equine products. New this year, Kenneth Springer, the Official Photographer of the NBHA will be on hand to capture action photos of all the riders. The super show offers opportunities for participants to win cash, prizes and “wild cards” (which allow a person to enter a world championship without qualifying). The National Barrel

Horse Association — the largest barrel racing organization in the world — is headquartered in Augusta, Georgia. The NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition. The NBHA has more than 23,000 members on five continents. NBHA events to date have paid out over $8 million with added money approaching $2 million. For entry forms and information about the New York State Syracuse

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Timed Events & Rodeo Cowgirl Barrel Racing Chris Basso McClellan Memorial Barrel racing originally developed as an event for women. While the men roped or rode bulls and broncs, the women barrel raced. Though both boys and girls compete at the youth level, it is primarily a rodeo event for women.

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Tack from 16 advantage of these pads is the sticky affect. These saddles greatly reduce the tendency of some saddles to slide or roll. Closed Cell Foam Closed Cell Foam is also a newer technology in saddle pads and often consists of molded foam wrapped in a nylon cover. The foam allows excellent distribution of weight and provides very good shock distribution. The foam often molds to the back of the horse for better contact. The foam inserts are wrapped in a mesh material, which provides nice air flow to help cool the horse. Although the airflow is very good, the foam does not have the same wicking effect of felt pads. Closed cell foam is denser than open cell foam, allowing it to keep its shape better while still allowing a cushioning effect. The cells are tightly woven together, making it resist absorbing moisture. If you buy a closed

cell foam pad you will find it comfortable, firm, and anti-bacterial. However, closed cell foam is not as breathable as other options. Gel Inserts Gel inserts are a gelatin-like substance that is a solid but has some characteristics of a liquid. The gell will disburse on impact and then regain its original shape. These are placed where contact between the bars of the saddle and the horse should occur. It is often between layers of the pad. If the pad is a felttype pad, the inserts are usually buried within the felt. The gel inserts are heavy and will cause the pad to be heavier. They are usually expensive items because of the process to insert the gel sections into the pads. When they are inserted into the pad, they enhance the shock resistance, giving the horse a more comfortable fit.


In this event, a horse and rider attempt to complete a clover-leaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Testing

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On Saturday March 30 the NYSHPA hosted their annual Spring Pull of Champions at the New York State Fairgrounds. The NYSHPA welcomed teams from New York, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania. In the lightweight division the results are as follows: 1st place - Billy Keegan; 2nd place - Fisher and Weinburger; 3rd place - Francis Root; 4th place - Dean and Karla Heckathorn; 5th place -

Ira Kessler. The results for the Heavyweights are as follows: 1st place - Fisher and Weinburger; 2nd place - Brown Brothers; 3rd place - Ed Finley; 4th place - Francis Root; 5th place - Herriman and McIntire; 6th place Fisher and Weinburger; 7th place – Estep. The first place teams in each division were also awarded trophy blankets and the Second place teams were awarded a set of

pulling shoes. We would like to thank everyone who traveled out to the Spring Pull either with horses, to support fellow pullers, or just to come and watch the excitement, we hope to see all of you there again next year! The NYSHPA has many pulls scheduled through the summer months, for a complete schedule of events please go to

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Eastern Regional Draft Horse Association The Neville Family of Sharon Springs, NY, will host the Eastern Regional Draft Horse Association club picnic will be on Saturday, June 22. No need to bring your horses to this event. Just come out and enjoy the company of other draft enthusiasts and some good food. The picnic will begin at 12 noon and eating will start at 12:30 p.m. The Neville’s farm is located at 171 Church

Street, Sharon Springs. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and an item for the auction. The items for the auction may be horse related, baked goods, house decorations, or anything else that you think another club member would buy. The auction is a fund raiser for the club treasury. For more information, call Melissa Neville at 518-588-5824.

Cowgirl from 17 ing horses are taught to run flat-out, collect themselves to turn 360 degrees, then do it all again two more times. Running past a barrel and off the pattern will result in disqualification. If a barrel racer or her horse hits a barrel and knocks it over there is a time penalty of five seconds, which usually will result in a time too slow to win. A winning team in this event requires a finely trained

horse and rider with such balance and agility that she doesn’t disturb the pace of the animal. Come watch the talented girls ride their fast horses at the Attica Rodeo Grounds Aug. 1-4. We will be celebrating 56 years of rodeo fun. Please visit our website to purchase tickets or for more details on the rodeo and other events;

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Eastern Mountain Ranch Horse Association Message from the EMRHA President EMRHA had a busy month in April, but what a great month it was. April 14 saw seven youth members attend a Youth Intro to Ranch Horse clinic at Sandy Hill Quarter Horses in Fort

Ann, NY. They were introduced to positioning on a cow with the mechanical cow and later tracked and boxed the cattle applying what they had learned in the morning. They also worked on trail obstacles and ranch riding. It was a great day

and all the youth did a great job and we saw everyone improve their skills as the day went on. We again held our annual Intro to Ranch Horse Weekend April 20 and 21. We meet many new riders who came to learn what ranch horse

was all about. Saturday, 18 riders attended a clinic on trail obstacles and working cattle. The clinic was followed Saturday evening by a pizza party and the 2012 Year End Award presentation. Congratulations to all the members who won

awards. Watch for the award winners in next month’s Mane Stream. Sunday was the Intro to Ranch Horse Open show; it was a long day but a great day. We had several new riders competing at their first ranch horse show, as well as

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many members brushing up with their horses before the ARHA approved shows start. See our results listed below. EMRHA will be holding our first ARHA approved show of the year on Saturday June 22 at Sandy Hill Quarter Horses, Fort Ann, NY. There are limited stalls available so make your stall reservation early. The show starts at 8:30 a.m. and offers classes in ARHA Open, Amateur and Youth divisions as well as Green Adult and Green Youth divisions. Come join us for a great day of fun. For more information see the events page on our website, or contact Jane Moulton 518-632-9227 or e-mail This year at our shows the All Age Ranch Roping class will be a $100 added money class. The June show class is sponsored by Highland Hill Veterinary Service, LLC, Kendyl Foristall, DVM Middleboro, MA. Our Cobleskill show class is sponsored by Indian Head Ranch, Lia Savas & Wayne Dougal, Huntington, NY and our Gelinas Farm show class is sponsored by Gelinas Farm Joanne Gelinas-Snow & Artie Snow, Pembroke, NH. Thank you to these wonderful sponsors! Each show will also offer Day End Awards. In the open and amateur divisions there will be $300 payback and in the youth and green divisions there will be awards. We hope to see you at our shows. Until then …Happy Riding Jane EMRHA Intro To Ranch Horse Show Results (Top 3) Open/Amateur Ranch Riding: 1st Amy Clute & JD Too Tardy; 2nd Danelle Osinchuk & Slip Me A Dual Pep; 3rd Allison Wilshere & Tejons Okie Doc Youth Ranch Riding: 1st Bethany Tyler & Freckles Dry Quixote; 2nd Megan Wildermuth & Minza Pine; 3rd Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine Green Adult Ranch Riding Section 1: 1st Deb Moulton & Meradas Fair Catch; 2nd Scott Flowers & LC Quixote Chic; 3rd Sheri Hollister & KSF Magic Lynx

Hudson Valley Ranch Horse Association HVRHA hosts Dan Grunewald Clinic at ADK Dan Grunewald, who judged one of the HVRHA shows last year, returned to New York to host a clinic for HVRHA on April 27 and 28. We were so impressed with Dan’s knowledge and easy-going manner that we invited him back to offer a clinic for HVRHA. Dan has been involved in the horse industry his entire life and offers a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in the show world, whether as an exhibitor, clinician, or judge. Most recently, Dan is a three-

time top-10 finisher in the Extreme Mustang Challenge. Dan holds ABRA, ARHA, WSHC and other judges cards. The weekend proved to be a success, with Dan addressing issues ranging from quieting a horse, setting up for proper lead departure, framing a horse properly, round pen work, and even laying a horse down. Thank you Dan Grunewald for an outstanding weekend of learning and a big thank you also goes out to George Thomas and his crew at Adirondack Foothills Equine Getaway for providing excellent fa-

cilities and service during the weekend clinic. Please mark your calendars for our upcoming events. We’re off to a great start and look forward to an awesome season! June 1 - Shopping Day at The Cheshire Horse, Saratoga June 8 - ARHA Sanctioned Horse Show at Win$um Ranch June 15 - ShowKhana at The Painted Pony Sept. 21 - ARHA Horse Show at Win$um Ranch Oct. 12 - 2nd Annual Halloween Cowboy Race at ADK Visit us at for updates and information.

Bethany Tyler & TR Haidas Cattin; 3rd Maegan Dix & Magic Moon Breeze Green Adult Working Ranch Horse: 1st Pete Engelmann & Vader; 2nd Anna Spoor & Miss Poco Playright; 3rd Deb Moulton & Meradas Fair Catch Green Youth Working Ranch Horse: 1st Erik Engelmann & Elvis; 2nd Leah Humbert & Miss Poco Playright; 3rd Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine Walk/Trot Tracking: 1st Laura Larmon & Snickers; 2nd Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze; 3rd Ella Davignon & TR Haidas Cattin Open/Amateur Ranch Trail: 1st Danelle Osinchuk & Slip Me A Dual Pep; 2nd Tracy BartickSedrish & Xtra Spoonful; 3rd Diane Saunders & Shesa Dunit Delight Youth Ranch Trail: 1st Megan Wildermuth & Minza Pine; 2nd Maegan Dix & Magic Moon Breeze; 3rd Tamarra Cook & High Price Call Girl Green Adult Ranch Trail: 1st Barbara Graham & Smart Sugar Bug; 2nd Pete Engelmann & Vader; 3rd Marla Pendergast & CA Boon Lena Sixteen Green Youth Ranch Trail: 1st Erik Engelmann & Elvis; 2nd Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine Walk/Trot Ranch Trail: 1st Ella Davignon & TR Haidas Cattin; 2nd Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze; 3rd Laura Larmon & Snickers

Open/Amateur Conformation: 1st Sue Chagnon & Decks First Rocky; 2nd DJ Moulton & Freckles Dry Quixote; 3rd Allison Wilshere & Tejons Okie Doc Youth Conformation: 1st Bethany Tyler & Freckles Dry Quixote; 2nd Tamarra Cook & High Price Call Girl; 3rd Maegan Dix & Magic Moon Breeze Green Adult Conformation: 1st Chontel Cook & AH Drifty Girl; 2nd Pete Engelmann & Vader; 3rd Marla Pendergast & CA Boon Lena Sixteen Green Youth Conformation: 1st Erik Engelmann & Elvis; 2nd Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine; 3rd Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze Walk/Trot Conformation: 1st Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze; 2nd Laura Larmon & Snickers; 3rd Ella Davignon & TR Haidas Cattin Day end high points Open/Amateur: Champion – Danelle Osinchuk & Slip Me A Dual Pep; Reserve – Sue Chagnon & Decks First Rocky; 3rd – Allison Wilshere & Tejons Okie Doc Youth: Champion – Tamarra Cook & High Price Call Girl; Reserve – Megan Wildermuth & Minza Pine; 3rd – Bethany Tyler & Freckles Dry Quixote Green Adult: Champion – Pete Engelmann & Vader; Reserve – Barbara Graham & Smart Sugar Bug; 3rd – Christal Bates & Jettin By Starlite

Mark Samu and Dan Grunewald with Mark's horse, Dub.


Eastern from 21 Green Adult Ranch Riding Section 2: 1st Anna Spoor & Miss Poco Playright; 2nd Christal Bates & Jettin By Starlite; 3rd Karen Heibler & Smart Jeb Olena Green Youth Ranch Riding: 1st Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine; 2nd Leah Humbert & Miss Poco Playright; 3rd Erik Engelmann & Elvis Walk/Trot Ranch Riding: 1st Laura Larmon & Snickers; 2nd Ella Davignon & TR Haidas Cattin; 3rd Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze Open/Amateur Ranch Cutting: 1st Scott Flowers & Miss Poco Playright; 2nd Danelle Osinchuk & Slip Me A Dual Pep; 3rd Allison Wilshere & Tejons Okie Doc Youth Ranch Cutting: 1st Tamarra Cook & High Price Call Girl Green Adult Ranch Cutting: 1st Christal Bates & Jettin By Starlite; 2nd Kim Bastible & QTS Color Me Smart; 3rd Jeff Gargano & Tejons Okie Doc Green Youth Ranch Cutting: 1st Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine; 2nd Erik Engelmann & Elvis; 3rd Leah Humbert & Miss Poco Playright Open/Amateur Working Ranch Horse: 1st Danelle Osinchuk & Slip Me A Dual Pep; 2nd Anna Spoor & Miss Poco Playright; 3rd Diane Saunders & Shesa Dunit Delight Youth Working Ranch Horse: 1st Megan Wildermuth & Minza Pine; 2nd

Green Youth: Champion – Erik Englemann & Elvis; Reserve – Sarah Converse & Cherokee Wine; 3rd – Leah Hum-

bert & Miss Poco Playright Walk/Trot: Champion – Laura Larmon & Snickers; Reserve

Champion – Michael Dix & Magic Moon Breeze; 3rd – Ella Davignon & TR Haidas Cattin

Laura Larmon, 7 of Argyle, NY and Ella Davignon, 9 of Randolph, VT had a great time showing in the Walk/Trot division at the EMRHA Intro to Ranch Horse Show held April 21.

New York State Quarter Horse Association the Seasoned Exhibitors who earned points, and/or qualified for their AQHA World or Championship Shows! Thank you for showing with NYSQHA and looking forward to seeing you at our remaining shows in July, August and September! In July, New York State Quarter Horse Association and the New York Racing Association have joined together to offer YOU and Four of your Guests an opportunity to win a Day at the Saratoga Race Course during the summer of 2013. The package includes Box Seats for Five, VIP Parking, Paddock Passes and Programs. This award will be presented to the High Point Horse Rider Combination (qualifying July 9-12) on Friday Evening at the Liberty Circuit Show. Be a part of the celebration in Saratoga as the Race Track celebrates 150 Years of Racing this year! Would you like to be eligible to win a new work

saddle just for showing your horse? Shupperd’s Tack is making that possible by generously donating a saddle to be given away at NYSQHA’S September Show. Each Exhibitor will be entered into the year end drawing for each judge that they show under at one of our Sixteen Shows. Trailer on in, saddle up, then ride on in, to win! More fun prizes are awaiting you in the “Fun”d Raising Adult Walk Trot-Jog classes that are being sponsored by the Amateurs of NYSQHA. These classes are being offered at every show and are great for a warm up or simply walking, trotting or jogging without a canter in the show pen. All proceeds will be used for our end of the year party, so hope to see you walking, trotting and jogging down the rail to support a “Fun”d Raising cause! Have a need for speed? Need a reason to turn and burn? NYSQHA is offering

500 reasons to “pick up the pace” by awarding $300 in Open Barrels and $200 in Open Pole Bending throughout the course of the summer. At our last show of the year, NYSQHA is hosting their first annual September Shootout offering $2,500 in prize money. Thanks to the following Sponsors for making this Fun Event possible: Fingerlakes Construction Co., Inc. of Clyde, NY, “In Memory Of MWS Seven S Flashy Dude” and Miracle Ear Hearing Aid Center of Johnstown and Cobleskill, NY. Shootout Classes are: Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail and Equitation over Fences. To Qualify for a Shootout Class, all you need to do is place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in the respective class under one judge at one of NYSQHA’s 16 Shows. There will be no Entry Fee for the Shootout Classes. For more information on our FUN and Compet-

itive Shows, please visit: Looking forward to seeing You

during the course of the show season in Cobleskill, New York!

and join our Face Book page for new photo’s and updates. All event information and forms can be easily accessed on our website. We welcome

new members, don’t hesitate to inquire at an event or contact our club officers or a club member. President – Bud Brock, VP – Pete Wood,

Secretary – Joyce Bennett, Treasurer – Letitia Sisters, Director – Wanda Robinson, Director – Gloria Shufon, Director - Catolyn Campbell

Members of NYSQHA preparing for their series of AQHA Summer Shows at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.

Members applying fresh coats of paint to jumps and trail poles on the first Saturday of May.

The Cambridge Saddle Club The Cambridge Saddle Club was formed in the 1940s. For many years we have enjoyed trail riding and showing and we look forward to making many new friends along the way. We are nestled among the pines with a quaint log cabin clubhouse and two well maintained arenas. We invite you to visit and enjoy one of our many events scheduled for 2013. We are located just off Rt 22 at 5 Fish Hatchery Rd. in Cambridge, NY. The Cambridge Saddle Club holds gymkhanas on the 3rd Saturday of the Month and Shows on the 2nd Sunday. We’ve also added evening gymkhanas on two

Thursday nights during the month. We offer our participants a well maintained arena that will add to the fun and keep you and your horse safe. Our tall pines offer shade from the summer sun and our food vendors offer a variety of food & beverage choices. There is plenty of parking for trailers of all sizes! We hope to see many new faces this year and look forward to seeing you at one or all of our upcoming June events: June 9 Horse Show, June 15 Gymkhana and our June 13 and June 27 evening Gymkhana. Each event offers something for every age and skill level. Our events will continue

right through October. A complete list can be found on our website. We invite you to visit our website at

The Cambridge Saddle Club holds gymkhanas on the 3rd Saturday of the Month and Shows on the 2nd Sunday as well as evening gymkhanas on two Thursday nights during the month.


Thank you to the Officers, Board of Directors and Members of the New York State Quarter Horse Association who volunteered their time on the first Saturday of May. These Volunteers painted and repaired the jumps and trail poles in preparation for the first NYSQHA/AQHA Show of 2013. Great seeing everyone who attended and patronized our first show of the year in May! Lots of FUN and competition too! Thank you to AQHA Professional Horsewoman, Alice Witherel, who conducted a clinic in Horsemanship and Showmanship at the AQHA Novice Introductory Show. Ms. Witherel gave tips and shared her vast knowledge with the participants and attendees on how to be successful in the Show Pen. Congratulations to all of the Exhibitors who showed their American Quarter Horses at their first AQHA Show, and to

Associations Directory Shows, Gymkhanas, Trail Rides & More Promoting and encouraging perpetuation of the miniature horse breed through the World Class Miniature Horse Registry, with shows and educational demonstrations.

$13. Single membership, $33. Family

Contact Laura Hayner at 518-848-4858


Eastern Connecticut Draft Horse Association Dale Naegeli ECDHA Treasurer Box 715 Coventry, CT 06328

Equine Addiction Horse Club, Inc. PO Box 115, West Stockholm, NY 13696 Attn: Jen Bruno 315-212-0381 •

The Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association John Ingram, President - 845-657-2032 Matt Smith, Vice-President - 845-883-4007 To promote draft animals in the Hudson Valley, communicate with other draft animal enthusiasts, including horses, mules, oxen. Our events are festivals, plows, fairs, etc.

E-mail Robin at Ask about our up & coming events New Members always welcome!

Mid Hudson Driving Association Marilyn Coates, President Phone 845-687-0553

NEW ENGLAND WALKING HORSE Richard Lashoones, Treasurer NEWHA - PO Box 225, Marshfield, VT 05658 802-426-3781

Exchange Street Arena PO Box 58, Attica, NY 14011-0058 Tickets Sales: Tickets@AtticaRodeo.Com All other inquires: AtticaRodeo@AtticaRodeo.Com

Eastern Mountain Ranch Horse Association

Jane Moulton, President 232 Eldridge Lane, Fort Ann, NY 12827 518-632-9227

Cambridge Saddle Club, Inc. Visit out website for details on the club & events

Eastern Regional Draft Horse Association Individual $14. Family $20. Youth $7. Roberta Healy 3418 St. Hwy. 29, Johnstown, NY 12095

Green Mountain Draft Horse Association

Grafton Trail Riders Box 34 Cropseyville, NY 12054

Jean Cross - GMDHA VP 271 Plank Road, Vergennes, VT 05491 802-877-6802

$15 member $20 family Send your check payable to GMDHA to Karen Myers, 1233 Satterly Rd., Ferrisburgh, VT 05456

Hudson Valley Ranch Horse Association President ~ Scott Keyes Vice President ~ Jeff Harrison Secretary ~ Tacey Shannon Treasurer ~ Linda Delisle B.O.D. ~ Mark Samu ~ Kathy Urbanski Youth Advisor ~ Mark Samu Charter Rep ~ Linda Delisle P.O. Box 31 Argyle, N.Y. 12809 ~

Mid State Riding Club Randolph, VT information at:

New York State Draft Horse Club Gordon Howard, V.P. 315-436-5982 For more information visit

Nancy Moos Membership Coordinator 1245 Ferry St. Marshfield, MA 02050-1802 781-536-4119 (phone calls 8 am-8pm)

NATIONAL BARREL HORSE ASSOCIATION For more information and a downloadable membership form visit or call 706-722-7223

New York State High School Rodeo Association

Lisa Lawliss 216 County Route 75 Mechanicville, NY12118 Cell Phone: 518-858-8279

Associations Directory New York Percheron Association

New York State Horse Council, Inc.

Linda Tangen - 518-673-5921

Stephen Ropel 221 New Road, Nassau, NY 12123 sropel@nyc or 518-366-8998

The New York State Plantation Walking Horse Club Walking comfortably into the future.

Diane Crandall 107 Breese Hollow Rd Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 E-mail: Web site:

Washington County Draft Animal Association Membership is $30/year. Send dues to Jan Skelly, 3375 County Route 30 Salem, NY 12865. For more information call Karin Vollkommer @ 518-584-6933 Check Washington County Draft Animal Association out on facebook.

THE VERMONT HORSE COUNCIL Patricia Branon, President 802-524-3682, Martha Beniot, Membership Chairperson 802-644-6742, 5 Weekends of 16 AQHA Shows 1 NYSSHA open Show $9000 added to Futurities Contact: Kim LaFlair 48 Lake Road Ballston Lake, NY 12019 518-399-3414

Saint Skutla Icelandic Horse Club Seeking to promote the Icelandic horse, to educate, and to provide support for all who enjoy this unique breed

For more infomation contact Andrea Barber 585-624-4468,

Woodstock Riding Club PO Box 726, Woodstock, NY 12498 President - Hannah Moskowitz Vice President - Dawn Clayton Secretary - Roberta Jackson Treasurer - Jane Booth

Makee Countryy Folks Manee Stream m Yourr Association’ss Official Newspaper!! Please contact Tina Krieger at 1-800-218-5586, Ext #108 518-673-0108 or e-mail

New York State Saddle Horse Association Web site Tri-County Pony Club, Inc. This organization is dedicated to fostering a positive, affordable, and safe environment for the promotion and enjoyment of equines. Bringing youth and equines together since 1959.

Get the latest news, events and membership information on our web site: Lynne Baldauf at 518-872-9320

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Vermont Farriers Association c/o Ken Norman, VTFA President 1292 South Rte. 116, Bristol, VT 05443 802-353-0705 VERMONT QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION Lucille Evarts - President 802-545-2547 EVARTSL@YAHOO.COM

As the official publication Country Folks Mane Stream: • Offers associations the opportunity to get association news out to its members 10 times a year. • Will send that issue to all your members at no cost. • Will publish news throughout the year that pertains to your association. • Offer free calendar of events listings. • Will publish your association’s membership contact information each month at no cost.


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NOTE: Calendar entries must arrive at the Country Folks office 2 weeks prior to our publication date in order to be included in the calendar of events. Email: JUN 1 Dressage Schooling Show (both USDF & Western Dressage) Madison County Fairgrounds, 1968 Fairground Rd., Brookfield, NY. USDF tests Intro through 1st level, 2nd level on request. USEF Western dressage tests basic and primary. Contact Karen Nowak, 315-520-9204 email On Internet at


Driving 101 SDHAP Arena, 116 Hosner Mountain Rd., Hopewell Junction, NY. Demonstration 9 am. For Southern Dutchess Horse & Pony Association presented by MHDA driving team. Please join us for an educational fun day, watch demonstration of ground driving, harnessing, hitching driving and more. All MHDA and SDHPA members and guests welcome. Picnic area and ample parking.. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at Vermont Farriers Association AFA Certifcation Ira Brook Farm, Ira, VT. Examiner Danvers Childs. Call

860-558-7397 or e-mail JUN 1-3 Tom Curtin Clinic Adirondack Foothills Equine, 116 Co. Rte. 17A, Comstock, NY. At his clinics, Tom Curtin offers instruction on horsemanship, colt starting, cow work, ranch roping and can also provide private sessions as well. Contact Sandy Schlotter, 518-538-0202 or e-mail On Internet at JUN 2 English Show SDHPA Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY. 8 am. Contact Jody Soave, 845-223-4570. On Internet at NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Hawthorn Farm, Glovers-ville, NY. Contact 518-725-5924, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samantha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972.

176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Dinners Friday, Saturday eves, scavenger hunt, poker run, obstacle course, pace, do not have to be a Horse Council member to attend. Early Bird Specials online.. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at JUN 8 3D Barrels & 3D Poles SDHPA Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY. 10 am. Contact Doreen Higham, 845-224-6423. On Internet at JUN 8-9 Bridle Path Manor Open Horse Shows NYS Fairgrounds, 4-H Area, Syracuse, NY. Hunter & English classes. Each day is a separate show. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315-6730172, leave name, address & show name. JUN 9 Open Horse Show

NYS Horse Council Spring Pleasure Ride

Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd., Cambridge, NY. Show starts main ring at 8:30 am, Trail Course

Pure Country Campground,

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Calendar from 26 at 9:30 am. $6/class. CSC members $5/class. Visit our website for class list & entry forms. Horses must be accompanied b a current rabies, negative coggins. We follow NYS Ag & Market Ani-

mal health requirements. Food vendor on site. Contact Carolyn Cambell, 518-49174177 or visit NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05

Ker-A-Mel Arena, Argyle, NY. Entries open 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-638-8015, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samantha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972.

Fulton & Montgomery Counties 4-H Horse Shows Bi-County Horse Show

July 20, 2013 Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda, NY Judge: David Phillips. Pre-Enter by July 15

TCPC Open Show Altamont Fairgrounds. The TriCounty Pony Club open show has classes for all levels. All breeds are welcome. Partial proceeds benefit LEAP. Contact Tri-County Pony Club, Theresa Reynolds, 518-922-5593 or e-mail On Internet at JUN 9, JUL 7 & AUG 11 ISLIP Horsemens Association Gymkhana Event for All Ages and Skill

Pleasure Driving Horse Show July 28, 2013 Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda, NY Pre-Enter by July 22

Bohemia Eqestrian Center, Bohemia, NY. 9 am start. Also money barrels pointed by NBHA NY03 and on June 9 & Aug. 11 pointed also NY NPBA money poles. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 516381-9577 or e-mail

Gymkhana Show September 28, 2013 Fonda Fairgrounds, Fonda, NY Pre-Enter by September 19

JUN 13

4-H Horse Shows open to any 4-H Member from any county. For more information and a class list, contact Bonnie Peck, At Cornell Cooperative Extension, Fulton and Montgomery Counties or (518) 673-5525.

JUN 14 Hudson Valley Draft Horse Association and MHDA Auction Bob Lawrence Farm, 39 Colandrea Rd., Newburgh, NY. 7 pm. Dick Lahey requests good, saleable items be brought between 6-7 pm. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at JUN 14-16 Ring Jousting Tournament Natural Chimneys, Mt. Solon, VA. Hall of Fame tournament riders from VA, WV, PA, MD. Contact Eddy Zwart, 540-294-1471.

Night Gymkkhana Under the Lights Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd., Cambridge, NY. Gymkhana info., questions and general info. contact Bud Brock 518-6927923 or Gloria Shufon 518-

JUN 15 CNYHC Horse Agility/Play Day Sheds, NY. Contact Paula Vervaet, e-mail

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2014 2 Horse “Hut” Model H8213, 8’ Wide Bumper Pull

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Entries open 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-796-1818, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samantha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972. JUNE 20

Homer Senior Center, Main & Water Streets, Homer, NY. 7 pm. Annual Chicken BBQ and dish to pass. Contact Margery Talutis, 607-863-4261 or email JUN 21-23


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Fairgrounds in Cobleskill, NY. 8 am start time. Three judges. Classes run once over three days. One NSBA show. Contact Sandi Emanuel, 518-294-2022 (home) or 518-231-7807 (cell), or e-mail JUN 22

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SDHPA Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY. 10 am. Contact Doreen Higham, 845-224-6423. On Internet at Eastern Regional Draft Horse Association Club Picnic

EMRHA ARHA Approved Ranch Horse Show

Blevins RV Center Potsdam, NY 315-265-9300

3D Barrels & 3D Poles

Neville Family, 171 Church St., Sharon Springs, NY. Noon. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share and an item for the auction. Contact Melissa Neville, 518588-5824.

(2) 2014 4 Horse Models Coming Soon! 8411 & 8415


JUN 16 NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Adirondack Foothills Equine

Equine Valley Association AQHA/PHBA/NSBA shows



Icelandic Horse Youth Day West Winds Farm, Delhi, NY. 10 am - 3 pm. Sponsored by the Northeast Icelandic Horse Club. Demos, games, lunch, free raffles! Come meet and ride this unique gaited breed. Please RSVP by June 1. Call 607-746-2306 or e-mail westwindsicelandics@gmail .com.

CNY Horse Club Monthly Meeting

2014 2 Horse Charger, 6’9” Wide, Model C2HSLBP11SE, Bumper Pull


Gymkhana Cambridge Saddle Club, 5 Fish Hatchery Rd., Cambridge, NY. Starts at 9 am. Current Coggins papers and rabies certificate required. All Youth, Peewee, and Lead Line Assisted (LL/A) riders are required to wear ASTM/SEI approved helmets when on horseback on the grounds, both in and out of the ring. We have a food vendor at all shows with a variety of appetizing lunches, snacks and beverages. Contact Carolyn Campbell 518491-7417 or visit www.

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New England’s largest quality sales stable. 41 years same location supplying the East Coast with family trail and show horses. We buy horses and take trade-ins. 3 week exchange guarantee on all horses and ponies.



592 W. Trout Run Rd. Ephrata, PA 17522 717-299-2536 Fax 717-299-1074 Excellent lightweight mats for stalls and show circuits. Under standard bred horses and draft horses; humane stall, alley & trailer mats; Ritchie & Lapp waterers/drinkers;


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Mandak Tack & Horse Sales Meader Supply Corp. 23 Meaderboro Road Rochester, NH 03867 Ph. (603) 332-3032 Fax: (603) 332-2775 Carrying a complete selection of draft and horse size harnesses in leather, biothane and nylon. Draft horse tack and supplies, books & videos, and horse care products. Also carrying a complete line of farrier supplies. Shoes, nails, tools and much more.

Contact: Joe Migdal / Teddy Smith

67 Middleline Rd., Ballston Spa, NY 12020

518-885-1158 Fax: 518-885-7772 NOW CARRYING POULIN GRAIN!! Offering a full line of western and english tack, turnout sheets and blankets, saddle fitting, stable supplies and equipment, treats, supplements, gifts, barn boots and gloves, Electrobraid fencing and installation, gates, stallmats, horse ales and transportation. Mon.-Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5, or by appointment

We Service What We Sell! We sell horse trailers & stock trailers as well as cargo, equipment, dump, snowmobile and utility. We have an 18,000 sq. ft. facility with on site DMV & a full service shop. 2201 St. Rte. 17K Montgomery, NY 12549 845-361-2246 Fax 845-361-2141 Email:

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Calendar from 27 Weather or Not Horse Show NYS Fairgrounds, 4-H Area, Syracuse, NY. Hunter & English classes. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315-673-0172, leave name, address & show name. JUN 22-23 Barrel Clinic with Laura Lee Thomas Cost is $250 for both days and will run from about 9-5 Sat and 9-3 Sunday. There is a $35 audit fee per day and we have stalls and electric and water hookups available for additional charges. Contact Alisha Foster, 585-2972113 or e-mail at JUN 22, JUL 20, AUG 24, SEP 21, OCT 26 & NOV 16


Horse Agility Open Competition New England Center for Horsemanship, 761 Weatherhead Hollow Rd., Guilford, VT. Compete “in-hand” or at Liberty on obstacles course in ring. No experience needed. Mini-Pony-Donkey-Horse classes. Contact Heidi Potter, 802-380-3268 or e-mail On Internet at JUN 23 Weathersfield Drive, 444 Pugsley Hill Rd., Amenia (Millbrook, NY). Arrive at 10 am Drive off at 11 am. $5 donation charge for Weathersfield will be collected. Bring lunch for after drive.. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at Classic Horse Show Series

one. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at Equine Valley Association AQHA/PHBA/NSBA Show Fairgrounds in Cobleskill, NY. Shows start at 8 am each day. Three judges. Classes run once over three days. Contact Sandi Emanuel, 518-294-2022 (home) or 518-231-7807 (cell), or e-mail NYSHC Brookfield 50/30 Competitive Trail Rides & 15 Conditioning Distance Ride Madison County Fairgrounds. The rides will be sanctioned by The Eastern Competitive Trail Rides Association(ECTRA). Contact Joanna Lasher, e-mail On Internet at JUN 29 Gymkhana SDHPA Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY. 9 am. Contact Lisa Ritter, 590-6072224-6423. On Internet at

NBHA NY 03 Oakwood Farm, 238 Oak St., Medford, NY. 6 pm warmups. NBHA 4D Barrel Racing classes for all ages including Lil Partners. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 631-226-9105 or e-mail JUN 28-30 Cowboy Race No. 2 Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. On the Brookfield Trail System. Six classes, payback, food, points of horses, camping available for every-

JUL 12 Madison County Fair Youth Horse Show Madison County Fairgrounds, 1968 Fairground Rd., Brookfield, NY. W/T, Junior and Senior Divisions in English, Western Gymkhana. Contact Crystal Cowen, 315-899-7743, email On Internet at JUL 12-14 NBHA Syracuse Super Show

JUL 13

Goshen Historic Track, Goshen, NY. Races start at 1 pm Come early and visit Hall of Fame or the Trotters.. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

Rockefeller Drive

NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Adirondack Foothills Entries

Competitive Trail Ride

JUN 28

Cobleskill Fairgrounds, Cobleskill, NY. AQHA/NSBA approved. Split/combined, double judged. Six judges. Circuit awards for individual classes. Flat fee or Ala Carte. Contact Sandi Emanuel, 518-294-2022, or e-mail On Internet at

A Day at the Races!

Equine Valley Association AQHA Special Events Show

Hawthorn Farm, Gloversville, NY. Entries open 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Call 518-725-5924.

NYSQHA Liberty Circuit

JUN 30

Open 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-796-1818, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samantha Eyster 518-673-2885, 518-424-0972.

Relay for Life Benefit Barrel Race

JUL 9-14

NYS Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY. On Internet at

NYS Fairgrounds, 4-H Area, Syracuse, NY. Hosted by Bridle Path Manor. Hunter & Equitation classes. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315-6730172, leave name, address & show name.

Cobleskill, NY. Barrel Racing, Pole Bending. Starts 1 pm or later. Contact Sandi Emanuel, 518-294-2022 (home) or 518-231-7807 (cell), or e-mail

bring your horse or use ours. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at

JUL 5-7 Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. tTimed and judged, Breakfast and dinner on Saturday. All on the Brookfield Trail System. 130 miles of varying difficulties of trails. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at JUL 7 ISLIP Horsemens Association Gymkhana Event for All Ages and Skill Bohemia Eqestrian Center, Bohemia, NY. 9 am start. Also money barrels pointed by NBHA NY03 and on June 9 & Aug. 11 pointed also NY NPBA money poles. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 516381-9577 or e-mail

Meet at Rockefeller’s at 10 am. drive off at 11 am. Bring a picnic lunch for afterwards. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at JUL 14 Joint picnic with the Draft Horse Club Stonykill Farm, 79 Farmstead lane, Wappingers Falls, NY. Noon. Meeting after picnic (no horses). Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at Madison County Fair Open English/Western Horse Show Madison County Fairgrounds, 1968 Fairground Rd., Brookfield, NY. W/T, Junior and Adult Divisions in English, Western & Gymkhana, TB Division approved by The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program, STB Division approved by the Central NY Standardbred Association. Contact Crystal Cowen, 315-8997743, e-mail On Internet at Summer Time Fun

JUL 8-12

Bridle Path Manor, Howlett Hill Rd., Camillus, NY. Hunter & Equitation classes. Some over fence classes are scheduled to ride on grass. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315673-0172, leave name, address & show name.

Day Camp No. 1

Versatility Challenge Day

Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Trail Riding for Beginners, kids 8 years and up,

New England Center for Horsemanship, Guilford, VT . This open competition has 3 components: In-Hand Ob-

stacle Course, Ridden Obstacle Course and Horsemanship Pattern. There will be a Beginner Division, a Novice Division & an Advanced Division. For the beginner division, all components take place in the riding ring. Novice and Advances divisions will have varying degrees of difficulty using the same obstacles, with some components taking place in fields and on trails. Scoring based equally on horsemanship skills and performance. Call 802-3803268. On Internet at Versatility Challenge Open Competition New England Center for Horsemanship, 761 Weatherhead Hollow Rd., Guilford, VT. Three classes. In-hand Obstacles, Trail Course, Horsemanship Pattern held in and out of ring. Three divisions, Beginner, Advanced, Intermediate. Contact Heidi Potter, 802-380-3268 or email On Internet at JUL 15-21 2013 Region 6 Championship Show and Super Six Show Series Springfield MA. Six sets of points at the biggest AQHA Show in the area, Series championships to be awarded at the end of the week!. Contact Marge Tanner, 603731-9307 or e-mail JUL 16-21 172nd Annual Saratoga County Fair Ballston Spa, NY. County and Open Draft Horse Competitions, Western and English saddle competitions, and Gymkhana. Contact Jeff Townsend, 518-885-9701 or e-mail On Internet at JUL 19-21 Obstacle & Trail Clinic Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. With Sharon Ilge (2 day). Mounted Police training. Come in on Saturday morning, Stalls and hookup site included. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607847-9265. On Internet at JUL 20 CNYHC Horse Agility/Play Day Sheds, NY. Contact Paula Vervaet, e-mail Gymkhana SDHPA Arena, 116 Hosner Mtn. Rd., Hopewell Jct., NY. 9 am. Contact Lisa Ritter, 590-6072224-6423. On Internet at JUL 28 NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Cobleskill Fair Cobleskill Fairgrounds, Cobleskill, NY. Entries open at 11 am, close at 12:15 pm,

run at 1 pm. Contact Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samantha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972.

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JUL 29 - AUG 2

ISLIP Horsemens Association Gymkhana Event for All Ages and Skill

Day Camp No. 2 Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Trail riding for beginners. $200 9-4, ages 8 and up. Your horse or ours. Call for availability. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607847-9265. On Internet at

AUG 11

Bohemia Eqestrian Center, Bohemia, NY. 9 am start. Also money barrels pointed by NBHA NY03 and on June 9 & Aug. 11 pointed also NY NPBA money poles.. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 516381-9577 or e-mail


AUG 15-18

Light Horse Driving Show

NBHA Colonial Nationals

Ulster County Fairgrounds. The Draft Horse show is August 2. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

Lexington, VA. On Internet at


AUG 17 Ride for the Cure Susan G. Komen

AUG 2-4

Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Dinner in the evening. Ride starts at 10 am. Signups at 9 am. Spend a day riding to fight breast cancer. It affects all of us.. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at

Cowboy Race No. 3

AUG 21

Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. On the Brookfield Trail System. Six classes, payback, food, points of horses, camping available for everyone. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-847-9265. On Internet at

NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Washington Co. Fair

NBHA NY 03 Oakwood Farm, 238 Oak St., Medford, NY. 6 pm warmups. NBHA 4D Barrel Racing classes for all ages including Lil Partners. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 631-226-9105 or e-mail

AUG 2-4 Extreme Mustang Makeover Dream Park, Gloucester County, NJ. Trainer applications due Feb. 15. Join us as Mustang trainers compete for $25,000 in prize money. All competing Mustang will be available for adoption following the competition. Contact Kyla Hogan, 512-8693225 or e-mail On Internet at AUG 3 EMRHA ARHA approved Ranch Horse Show Sunshine Fair Cobleskill Fairgrounds, Cobleskill, NY. ARHA classes as well as green rider classes. Day end awards. Contact Jane Moulton, 518-632-9227 or e-mail On Internet at AUG 4 Classes & Comments Bridle Path Manor, Howlett Hill Rd., Camillus, NY. A clinic/show. A variety of introductory level flat classes and classes for green horses. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315673-0172, leave name, address & show name. AUG 9 Meeting Speaker will be a Veterinarian from Millbrook. More info to follow. Contact Mid-Hudson

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Calendar from 30 AUG 30 NBHA NY 03 Oakwood Farm, 238 Oak St., Medford, NY. 6 pm warmups. NBHA 4D Barrel Racing classes for all ages including Lil Partners. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 631-226-9105 or e-mail AUG 31 ACTHA Ride Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Six obstacles over a 6-10 mile loop. Sign up on for riders, for camping. Dinner in pm.. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607847-9265. On Internet at SEP 6-8


Competitive Trail Ride No. 2 Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Tmed and judged, Open and Pleasure, Breakfast and dinner on Saturday. All on the Brookfield Trail System. 130 miles of varying difficulties of trails. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607847-9265. On Internet at On Internet at NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Ker-A-Mel Arena, Argyle, NY. Entries open at 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-638-8015, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samatha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972. SEP 20 NBHA NY 03 Oakwood Farm, 238 Oak St., Medford, NY. 6 pm warmups. NBHA 4D Barrel Racing classes for all ages including Lil Partners. Contact Sue or Sheralee Fiore, 631-226-9105 or e-mail

Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. On the Brookfield Trail System. Six classes, payback, food, points on horses, camping available for everyone! Sunday is the Finals, top six from each division compete for the year end prizes. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-8479265. On Internet at SEP 22

EMRHA ARHA Approved Ranch Horse Show Gelinas Farm, 471 4th Range Road Pembroke, NH . ARHA classes as well as green rider classes. Day end awards. Contact Jane Moulton, 518-632-9227 or e-mail On Internet at

Locust Grove, The Samuel Morse Historic Site, Rte. 9, Poughkeepsie, NY. Parade of carriages begins at 1 pm. Contact Malcolm Mills at bluhilfm@frontier Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

Burnin Time Arena, Gansevoort, NY. Entries open at 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-7933513, Laura Derrick 518-7460087, Samatha Eyster 518673-2885, 518-424-0972. SEP 14-15 AQHA/NSBA/PHBA Show Cobleskill Fairgrounds, Cobleskill, NY. Split Combined - Two judges. End of year exhibitors party! Work saddle awarded by Shupperd’s Tack. Contact Sandi Emanuel, 518294-2022 or e-mail On Internet at NYSQHA Liberty Circuit Double judged. PHBA classes. Call 518-882-1878 or email SEP 15 Horsedrawn Corn Harvesting Demonstration Chris Chase Farm, Cato, NY. Horses used to cut corn and transport it to silo from 11 am to about 4 pm. Horse drawn wagon rides, refreshments, club members to answer questions. Contact Gordon Howard, 315-4365982 or e-mail

Winkler’s Journey’s End Farm, 50 Cooks Lane, Gardiner, NY. 10 am. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at OCT 13

OCT 18

OCT 27

The Stepping Stone Horse Show

Drive Off

NYS Fairgrounds Coliseum, Syracuse, NY. Hunter & Equitation classes. Early entry discount until Oct. 3. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315-6730172, leave name, address & show name.

Fall Foliage

OCT 19

Bridle Path Manor, Howlett Hill Rd., Camillus, NY. Hunter & Equitation classes. Some over fence classes are scheduled to ride on grass. Contact Kathy Zimmer, 315673-0172, leave name, address & show name.

ERDHA Fall Meeting & Election of Officers Ephratah Rod & Gun Club, State Highway 67, Ephratah, NY. Dinner at 6:30 pm. Contact Tamara Healy, 518-762-6749.

Elton Bailey’s. Arrive 10 am, drive off at 11 am. Halloween Fun Day Drive & bring lunch for a picnic after the drive. Costumes (not scary to horses) would be nice but not necessary. Contact MidHudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

860-558-7397 or e-mail NOV 15 Annual Meeting & Election of Officers & Quiz Bowl Game Ulster County Fair Grounds, 249 Libertyville Rd., New Paltz, NY. 7 pm. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

OCT 27 - NOV 2


NBHA World Show

Annual Christmas Party

Perry, GA. On Internet at

More Information to follow. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at

NOV 1-2 Vermont Farriers Association Forging Clinic & Contest Ira Brook Farm, Ira, VT. Call

SEP 20-22

MHDA Horse and Carriage Day


Treasure Hunt Drive

Cowboy Races & Finals Cowboy Race No. 4


NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05

NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05 Hawthorn Farm, Gloversville, NY. Entries open at 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-725-5924, Laura Derrick 518-746-0087, Samatha Eyster 518-6732885, 518-424-0972.

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SEP 28 Driving Show SDHPA Arena at Elton’s. Tentative. Contact Mid-Hudson Driving Association, e-mail On Internet at SEP 29

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NBHA Districts NY 02 & NY 05


Hurricane Hill Arena, Argyle, NY. Entries open at 9 am, close at 10:15 am, run at 11 am. Contact 518-638-8133, Laura Derrick 518-7460087, Samatha Eyster 518673-2885, 518-424-0972.




Fall Color Ride Pure Country Campground, 176 Kelly Rd., New Berlin, NY. Come check out New York’s beautiful colors and the trails at Brookfield. Contact Pure Country Campground, 607-847-9265. On Internet at www.purecoun-

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Monroe Tractor & Implement Co. 1410 Clark Street Road, Auburn, NY 13021 315-258-0122 17863 Goodnough Street Adams Center, NY 13606 315-583-5486 7941 Oak Orchard Road Batavia, NY 14020 585-343-9263 6 Equipment Drive Binghamton, NY 13904 607-754-6570 Route 5 & 20 at Route 247 Canandaigua, NY 14424 585-394-7260 110 Old Ithaca Road Horseheads, NY 14845 607-739-8741 938 State Route 21 West Hornell, NY 14843 607-324-2110 MPG Truck & Tractor, Inc. 261 Main Street Presque Isle, ME 04769 207-768-5211 Randall Implement Co., Inc. 2991 State Highway 5S Fultonville, NY 12072 518-853-4500 Salem Farm Supply, Inc. 5109 State Route 22 Salem, NY 12865 518-854-7424 Townline Equipment Sales Inc. 1474 Route 12A Plainfield, NH 03781 603-675-6347 Waterman Farm Machinery Co., Inc. 827 Sabattus Road Sabattus, ME 04280 207-375-6561

Champlain Valley Equipment, Inc. 453 Exchange Street Middlebury, VT 05753 802-388-4967 7 Franklin Park West Saint Albans, VT 05478 802-524-6783 Columbia Tractor, Inc. 841 Route 9H Claverack, NY 12513-0660 518-828-1781

Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Inc. 2507 Route 11 Mooers, NY 12958-0238 518-236-7148 Empire Tractor, Inc. 2893 Route 20E Cazenovia, NY 13035 315-655-8146 638 Route 13 North Cortland, NY 13045 607-756-2863

Frost Farm Service, Inc. 53 Mason Road Greenville, NH 03048 603-878-2384 Ingraham Equipment Co. 3 Knox Ridge South Knox, ME 04986 207-568-3245

Lamb & Webster, Inc. 601 West Main Street Springville, NY 14141 716-592-4924 4397 Route 98 North Java, NY 14113 585-535-7671 1085 Sandy Lake Road Grove City, PA 16127 724-264-4403

White’s Farm Supply, Inc. 4154 State Route 31 Canastota, NY 13032-0267 315-697-2214 379 Center Street Franklin, NY 13775 607-829-2600 8207 State Route 26 Lowville, NY 13367 315-376-0300 962 State Route 12 Waterville, NY 13480 315-841-4181 Woodbury Tractor Company, LLC 1514 Main Street North Woodbury, CT 06798 203-266-4845

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