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Volume 22 Issue 2 June 2013

Paca Paca News

IN THIS ISSUE A Stellar Success by Cathie Taggart The Peruvian Paso In Canada & Peru by Ben Sawatzky Quinoa

Honoring our Older Horses By Mimi Busk-Downey

REGULAR FEATURES Announcements Peruvian Horse Club of B.C. Peruvian Horse Club of Alberta Classified Ads PICS

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Answers to: What horse? Mimi on Regional & Eduardo Risso with JRM Resplandor.


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PINEGREST PERUVIANS Dear PHAC Members, Your board of directors met last week, and they were alerted to the fact that there is a high number of unregistered Peruvian Horses in Canada. To encourage all owners to register their horses, the board decided to temporarily waive the late fees and penalties, associated with late registrations. This fee holiday will remain in effect until the end of July 2013. If you need assistance, please feel free to contact any board member, whose contact information can be found on the PHAC website at phac.ca., and we will be happy to be of assistance to you. I would also like to remind you to visit our website and get updated ., information on our activities and our upcoming shows in Ontario, Aranuela) x Buena Buena Casino de la Noche AST Alberta and BC. There are also a number of rule changes taking effect prior to the show season with regards to Jr Membership, the Performance division and other show rules. They will be posted very soon on our website, and you can find them by clicking on the FORMS button, and then going to the appropriate subcategory. And, as always, if you have not renewed your membership, please do so at your earliest convenience. All of us on your board of directors look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events this summer. If you know of someone who is not a current member, but could benefit from this information, would you be kind enough to pass this information on to them? trilagia




PJP Sol Salienie (PJP Diamante del Norte x Rareza DL)


Suerte (MSP Condestable


CM Flligrana (CM lnca Roca x CM lnnocencia)

Ben Sawatzky Arnie and Stephanie Thiessen, Port Colborne, Ontario Email address: pasQtvme@qmail.com President Telephone: (905) 835-8894 PHAC

Performance, Amateur Performance and Pleasure - What is the difference?

At our Canadian shows, we have 3 distinct divisions where the performance of various requested maneuvers by horse and rider constitute the main criteria for judging and placing in the classes. These are Novice or Novicio, Pleasure, and Performance. What is the difference? Novice classes are designed for participants who are just starting in the Show ring and have limited experience. These classes are open to those riders who have accumulated fewer than 150 lifetime points and have never won a Champion of Champions title in any category. Pleasure classes are open to those riders who are not professionals as defined in our show rules. Performance classes are open to all show participants, including professionals as defined in our show rules. How are the points counted, and how are they accumulated? In the Novice division the points accumulate to the rider and not the horse. For example for each first place ribbon, the rider receives 6 points and 5 for second place and so on. Once the rider accumulates 150 lifetime points, that rider no longer qualifies to compete as a novice, and must now move to the pleasure division. In the pleasure and performance classes the points accumulate to the horse, and not the rider. All qualifying classes award points, and the number of points awarded depends on the number of participants in the class (see show rules for details). These points are added up throughout the year, and the horse with the greatest number of points accumulated receives the yearend award as High point pleasure gelding, mare, stallion, and the same principle applies for the performance. The US shows follow the same format. It is important to note here, that horses registered in Canada that compete in US shows, approved by PHAC, receive lifetime PHAC points, even though these points are earned in the US. The difference between Canada and the US is in the names of the division. Both Countries have Novice classes for beginning riders. Both Countries have Performance classes for the professional riders, and both countries have pleasure classes for non professional riders. However, while this division is known in Canada as the pleasure division, in the US it is known as the Amateur Performance Division. Since the word Performance is part of the class definition, some competitors have been confused with the points application from this class. Amateur means “NOT� professional; therefore, it is exactly the same as Pleasure in Canada. Since amateur performance means pleasure to us Canadians, all points won by PHAC registered horses at US based, but PHAC approved shows, count towards the lifetime points in our pleasure division. Besides the Annual High Point Awards, we also recognize horses for special lifetime achievements, such as Premio de Plata (1000 points) and Premio de Oro (2000 points). I trust this explanation clears up any confusion. If you are interested to learn how many points your horse has accumulated over its career, feel free to contact Sherri Rosia, who has the records of all shows since inception. Ben Sawatzky



This years Junior Rider clinic took place at Ringstead Ranch, in beautiful, almost sunny, Chase, BC. Our clinician was Nick Breaux, originally from Louisiana but is currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. There were nine lovely girls attending the clinic ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old. Some gals came from as far away as Alberta and Washington. Our clinic began on Friday night, with introductions and a Pizza party. Saturday everyone was up bright and early ready for the day to begin. Nick was very skillful at teaching the girls the nuances of performance maneuvers and understanding the principals of “gait”. Saturday night was the much anticipated BBQ, where head Chef Rick Cones, who was assisted by Pedro Cantaro bbq’d up a lovely meal for parents, guests & participants. After dinner, the girls went swimming in the pool along with Tucker, The Cones family dog, falling into the pool. However, he did manage to get himself out of the pool, and promptly decided it was a good idea to grab one of the Juniors shirts she had left poolside and make off with it, running for all he was worth around the yard, with Deb hot on his heals trying to convince him to drop it! (Oh how I wish I had a photo of that!) Sunday began with Nick teaching the girls (and their horses) maneuvers in preparation for a “drill demonstration” performed for the parents. At the end of the day, there were three awards presented to the Junior riders. The first award was the “sportsmanship” award which is voted on by the Juniors themselves. This award went to Samantha Zaitsoff. Our second award was for “Most Improved Rider” , which was presented to Chelsea Bushey. Our third award was for :”Best Presentation” went to Annie Rosia. Here are some of the girls comments (in their own words) and photos of them and their horses throughout the weekend.

Maria Stacia, age 6 with Loreto del Oeste . “ I liked riding and I liked Nick. I liked playing games with everyone. Everyone was nice. I liked the kitty. I think I am a better rider now. I think the horse got better too. I liked the pizza. I think its nice here. I want to come back soon.” A thank you to Rob & Jan Sjodin for providing Loreto del Oeste for Maria to ride. Maria did a lovely job!

Samantha Zaitsoff,16 with Capitolio wrote :” This weekend was a blast! I found that throughout the weekend I became closer to some of the other girls. Also, I had fun riding and helping others with their horses. Overall, it was a weekend well spent!” Danika Riedstra, 16 with Mi Confianza, wrote: “The clinic has been good for me and my horse because I’ve gotten more time to work with her and practice doing maneuvers I’ve learnt that I need to sit back more in the saddle because I have a habit of leaning a little forward, which makes the horse want to move faster. Now, I am able to calm my horse and make her feel more relaxed.” Rebecca Piket ,12, with Rosada wrote: “I liked the clinic because it was really fun and I learned a lot. And I learned that if your horses feet are not in square position you can tap them with the top of your foot.” Kylie Haftner , age 11 , with Aurora wrote:” I liked the clinic because it was really fun and I learned a lot.”

Alexandra Penalva,14 with Presbitero wrote: “ I had a great time at the clinic this year! I learned a lot of new things, like some showmanship skills, and about the Peruvian tack. It was really great to have Nick Breaux there, as he was once a junior too. He taught/knew lots of cool stuff that will help me in the show season. My favorite class that we practiced was bareback. All in all, I believe the clinic has made me a better rider, and brought me and my new horse closer together. I loved the


Jessica Eldridge,10 ½with Vida, wrote: “ I learned all about my tack and the reasons why they are there.”

Chelsea Bushey,14 with Caprichosa wrote: “ I found this clinic to be a great learning experience. I learned to run my horse at halter properly and I have succeeded in learning how to perform my circles and serpentine properly. The clinic supplied me with helpful and useful information as well as experience.” Annie Rosia,18 with Libertad wrote: “The junior clinic was a great opportunity for us as horse enthusiasts to gather together and share our passion of horses. This includes caring for our horses, helping others with their horses and learning new tricks and techniques during the clinics. Our clinician, Nick Breaux helped us to understand the tools to showing your horse properly, and gave us one on one instruction to make us better riders. I believe the junior clinic is a fun way to enhance the future of the breed, grow new relationships and strengthen old bonds.”

A note from Nick, “I was delighted and truly honored to be the clinician for the 2013 PHAC Juniors Showmanship Clinic. The Junior Program is near and dear to my heart as I myself began showing Peruvian Horses at the age of 8 years old, and that experience has spurred my continued involvement with the horses to this day. At each show, the Junior Classes are some of my favorite as you can see each riders improve as the show goes on. The weekend at Ringstead Ranch was wonderful and full of energy. We worked on ‘perfecting’ a performance class by reviewing each maneuver individually ensuring each rider was executing it just as they should. We then applied the maneuvers to a “competition setting “ in the form of a class and let each rider experience the show arena atmosphere while practicing their maneuvers. One of the two joys of my weekend was reviewing the gait of our horses with the Juniors. As many people know, it can take a long time to understand the intricacy of the gait. We had one rider go past the group multiple times at a walk, Paso Llano & Sobreandando. During a lesson on over-reach, the Juniors identified the footfall of the front foot and back foot. It was an amazing experience, and incredibly fulfilling, to see even the youngest participant get excited over how our horses move! The other joy was watching the Junior riders perform a drill team pattern that was taught to them in only a couple of hours. Their cooperation and sheer memory was impressive as they learned the routine and executed it flawlessly for their friends and family at the end of the clinic. I’d like to personally thank the PHAC for their continued support of the Junior Program in our breed and particularly Rick & Deb Cones for their amazing hospitality! They were both outstanding hosts and made everyone feel welcomed at their ranch and in their home! My final “Thank you!” goes to Sarah Zaitsoff. Sarah acted as our resident “den mother” and my assistant in the arena. While a Junior herself just a few years ago, Sarah has matured into a wonderful human being and amazing horseperson. Thank you Sarah for all of your help over the weekend!! I look forward to seeing everyone at the next show (whether as a competitor or judge)! “ Nick Breaux

THE THANK YOU PAGE! A HUGE thank you to Sarah Zaitsoff, for being the “Leader of the Pack”. You took on the challenge and you were awesome! From making sure the girls were up and at’em in the morning, getting them organized for the days events to making sure everyone was safe and sound at the end of the day. Well done!

THANK YOU! to Nick Breaux, for taking the time out of his busy schedule to help our Juniors to become the amazing riders that we know they will be! Your knowledge and enthusiasm are invaluable.

For Sale Geldings

Mares RSTD Alessandra


2009 Chestnut Mare (RSTD Volador x RSTD Madonna)

RSTD Espiritu

This filly is a daughter of one of Canada's most accomplished breeding mares, RSTD Madonna++. She has a lovely, slow paso llano and an outstanding personality and temperament. As of spring 2013 she is in four reins. If you're looking for a horse with budding show potential, come and meet Alessandra! RSTD Andina


2008 Chestnut Mare (RSTD El Rosario x RSTD Madonna)

Another daughter of RSTD Madonna++, Andina has a wonderful temperament as well as exceptional bloodlines. Canadian National High Point Bozal Horse in 2012, Andina easily transitioned into bit for 2013. With a consistent, smooth gait, correct conformation, and a very easygoing nature, she will be a great show or trail horse for any level of rider. RSTD Gabriella


2007 Bay Mare (Espejo De Peru x RSTD Fabula)

This beautiful, high energy bay mare descends from one of Ringstead's foundation mares, Encima. Gabriela's pedigree boasts Mariscal on her sire's side and Jade & Ultimatum on her dam's side. She was the Canadian High Point Bozal Horse in 2011, then took 2012 off to have a baby. Now finished in the bit, she is back in our show string this year. RSTD Lindeza


2009 Bay Mare (RSTD Volador x RSTD Fabula)

Lindeza is a strong, dark bay filly who is well conformed, a fluid locked-in gait, moves easily and is extremely smooth. In four reins as of spring 2013, Lindeza has potential to shine in the show ring! RSTD Orivilla


2000 Chestnut Gelding (Mensajero de Paijan x RSTD Canela Salvaje)


2006 Chestnut Mare (RDLF Don Alberto x RSTD Bianca)

This pretty Chestnut mare has been working on the trail since spring 2012. Smooth as glass and easy to handle on the ground, Orivilla will be a great companion to a confident rider.

Espiritu has been a working ranch horse for Rick. He is intelligent, loves to work and is a keen cattle horse. He would be a wonderful horse for anyone who wants to ride up in the back country. If you're an intermediate rider looking for a horse with a strong, smooth gait that's fun to ride, Espiritu may be the one for you. RSTD Excalibur


2008 Chestnut Gelding (RSTD El Rosario x RSTD Media Luna)

Excalibur has winning bloodlines no matter where you look! In bit since spring 2012, he has proven to be a fast learner with a very accepting and willing temperament. He is an honest horse, tries his hardest to please and has just the right amount of brio for any level of rider. He would make an awesome novice or junior performance horse and will be great on the trails! RSTD Lucero


2001 Chestnut Gelding (*FC Veranero x JWF Aleli)

Lucero is a special horse to all who know him at our ranch. With his strong, steady gait and charismatic presence in the show ring, Lucero has won many Champion of Champion titles including, Laureado Luxury Gelding at the Kneehill All Gaited Show. In 2012 this handsome fellow was Reserve Champion Performance Gelding at the US Nationals and also achieved his Premio De Oro with 2000+ lifetime points. He has trail experience, lots of energy and plenty of stamina. He never quits and always does his best for his rider. Not just a show horse, Lucero wants to bond with someone that has time to spend with him. We want to make sure that Lucero finds a long-term home that is the right fit for him and his special person.

Ringstead Ranch Owners: Rick and Deb Cones Trainer: Pedro Cantaro Email: ringstead@xplornet.com Phone: (403) 860-9763 (403) 540-4841

Open House At Our New Chase, BC Location, September 7, 2013! Visit Our Website For More Details. www.ringsteadranch.com

Peruvian Horse Club of Alberta c/o 11003 Oakfield Drive S.W., Calgary, Alberta T2W 3H3 Please check out the new website at:

www.peruvianpasosalberta.com President : Grant McKinney ph.403-710-0805 email: grantmckinney@xplornet.ca Vice President: Chantelle Sawatzky ph.780-963-3077 email: chantelle.sawatzky@gmail.com Secretary: Kim Sheridan ph. ?? email: kim@stoneridgeperuvians.com Treasurer: Lesa Steeves ph. 403-281-2114 email: lcsteeves @shaw.ca Director: Heather Neilson ph. 403-281-1306 email: pacohn@telus.net Webmaster: Suzanne Brown email: suzy_brown@shaw.ca

This is YOUR Peruvian Horse Club of Alberta and your support is needed if your Club is to continue next year. If you have not already done so, please send in your 2013 membership. The membership form can be downloaded from the website under the tab for Members.

A big THANK YOU to all who have already renewed for 2013 !! The Club AGM will again be held in conjunction with the Wild Rose Classic Show at the Claresholm Agriplex on July 12-14, 2013. Please note that the position of Treasurer will open and needs to be filled for the next term.

See you at the show!

Unbridle Your Brilliance… Unbridle your joy, passion, potential, excitement, enthusiasm, brilliance… The possibilities are endless, and the choices are yours to make. Horses can be some of our very closest friends and our allies in our search for selfawareness and authenticity. Photo by KPCS Photography Inc.

Facilitating personal growth through experiencing the gentleness, beauty, majesty and wisdom of the horse. No horse experience necessary Horses can be an active partner in your exploratory process. Most of the work with the horses is done at liberty in the round pen. Horses can help you experience:  Awareness of your physical and emotional body to enable authenticity  Establishing clear, open-hearted and mutually respectful personal boundaries  Dealing with feelings of fear or grief and loss Clients have said, I learned so much from my experience with you, Colorado and my man Ricky! I’ve made many changes, taken numerous strides outside of my box and feel I am a better person for doing so. Your workshop opened my eyes and presented me with an outlook that has improved my life. My relationships with those important to me have changed and have so much more meaning and love.– you and your team will do well in mentoring others to reach for the sky and make the best of life. - CO My session with Jocelyn was magical. I thought I was going to talk about something completely different when I sat down with her. Through her honest, insightful questions we were quickly on a topic much different and important that was hidden under my surface chatter. Her quiet strength made me trust her and the horse she partnered with making me feel safe and supported the whole time. It is hard to describe how you just know that no matter what you are not being judged and you will not be let down. That kind of support isn’t always so easily found in life. I can’t wait to be with her again. It won’t be soon enough! JC Jocelyn is a certified life and executive coach, and is also certified in the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method ®. Contact by phone at (403) 601-2500 or visit the website at http://www.unbridled.ca

Photo by Willie Johnson


“Where the trail horses are show ready” Celestina translates to matchmaker, and that is our aim – to assist you in finding (or providing the training to develop) the horse of your dreams. Our commitment is to assist you in creating true partnership between you and your horse, and in defining and achieving your equine dreams. Jocelyn Hastie is the founder of Celestina Ranch. The first foal out of her breeding program, RJT Colorado Real++, was born in 1994. This team won many Championships until his retirement from the show ring. Partners for life, he now assists Jocelyn in an equine facilitated coaching and personal development program (www.unbridled.ca).

Novices of all ages welcome! We are delighted to welcome Alex Montalvo back for the 2013 training season. Alex's gentle and patient methods help to bring out the best in your Peruvian Horse and increase your enjoyment of the equine experience.

Call us to inquire about: 

Horses for sale.

Stallion services.

Training and lessons by Alex Montalvo.

Try before you buy – innovative leasing programs on show or pleasure horses.

Workshops and equine communication evenings.

Contact Jocelyn by phone at (403) 601-2500 or visit our website at http://www.celestinaranch.com

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Submitted by our friends from down under `

Newsletter Peruvian Horse Association Dear members of the Peruvian Horse Association of Australia, My name is Marloes Sobrie; I’m a 26 year old girl from Belgium. In June 2012, I graduated from the university in Brussels with a Master’s Degree in Linguistics (Dutch, French and Spanish). After looking for some jobs during a couple of weeks, I realized that I needed a break between studying and working. This might be the only chance to do this, so I planned to go to Australia for 6 months on a Working Holiday Visa. After working a few months to pay my ticket and trip, I took the plane to Australia on the 11th of November 2012. I arrived in Sydney on the 14th of November and travelled to Tamworth, Canberra and eventually to Melbourne where I celebrated New Year’s Eve with some friends I met here along the way. I tried to look for work in Melbourne, but I guess there were too many backpackers… Have you ever experienced after encountering some trouble that you better stick to your first thought, your gut instinct? Well I have, and this was one of these experiences. Instead of looking for work in hospitality or fruit picking, I realized that the best way to enjoy my time while travelling is to do volunteering work. For 16 years, I have a passion for horses and I have 3 horses of my own. My special interests are Natural Horsemanship and Gaited Horses since I have a Rocky Mountain Horse cross and a Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse at home. So I started looking for places specialized in natural horsemanship or gaited horse breeds where I could go to and e-mailed them. A natural horsemanship place called me and told me I could come, but only from March (this was January). After a couple of hours I got a call from Sue Giddins. She and her husband Len are the owners of “Gunspring Peruvians”, a Peruvian Paso Stud that is located in Mt Wallace, one hour from Melbourne. Sue was very enthusiastic and asked me when I would like to come. “Is tomorrow too early?” I asked and I arrived at their place the next day, on the 18th of January. When I arrived, I was welcomed with open arms. I met all their animals: the cat, the dogs, the stallions, the mares and the foals. After a couple of days I rode Monty, a 75% Peruvian cross and experienced the smooth gait of the Peruvian horse for the first time. Later on some other horses followed: the stallions Casino and Capoeira and the mare Cortesana. They all have a wonderful character and are easy to ride. These are characteristics I’ve also experienced with my own gaited horses and are the reason why I fell in love with these special animals. During my stay we did some foal handling too and it was very interesting to see how these individuals reacted differently on the halter, on leading them and on picking up their feet. During the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of February, I did a clinic with Carlos Tabernaberri with one of Sue’s horses, Cortesana. Carlos is a horseman influenced by the Natural Horsemanship method and rides all his horses bitless. It was very inspiring to listen to him and apply his method on a

gaited horse. On the 11th of February, Len and I spent a couple of days at Sharyn Jackson’s place. She also has Peruvian horses and we were invited to help her start her young horse, Clarinda, out of Caliente and Casino. It was amazing how cool and relaxed this horse was when Sharyn got on her for the first time. Of course this is the result of a lot of preparation work Sharyn did with this horse, but it is also because of the kind character of the Peruvians. One of the top things during my stay was the filming of a documentary on Peruvian Horses on the 16th of February at Don & Dee’s place in Flowerdale. Len & Sue gave me the opportunity to ride RTP Casino and I’m so excited to see the documentary on SBS 31. The exact date is still unknown, but I’m sure Len & Sue will inform the members of the association when they have more news. There are so much more things I can tell right now, but I think I don’t have to tell you what a great experience I had here. Today it’s the 25th of February and after a couple of days I’ll be leaving to another horse farm. I will miss Len & Sue and their beautiful horses a lot. That’s why I take this opportunity to express some thanks. My biggest thank you goes to Len & Sue Giddins, who gave me the best time here in Australia and made me feel more than welcome. I have a new family now here in Australia and will never forget this experience. I’ve learnt so much about the Peruvians and about Australia. Thank you very much, Len & Sue!! I also want to give a special thank you to Sharyn, Christine & Daniel, Don & Dee, Michele and Ray for their hospitality and for giving me the chance to meet their horses and way of handling them. Also a big thank you for all the other nice people I’ve met: Lesley, Margaret, Doctor Bekal & Asha, Lee, Carmen & Shannon, Bruce Marsh, Carlos Tabernaberri and all the other ones I forgot!!  So what’s my next adventure, I hear you all saying? In March I’ll be working on a natural horsemanship farm, in April I’m planning to go to New Zealand and I’ll travel around with a campervan and in May I’ll spend two weeks in Thailand with my best friend. On the 18th of May, I’m heading back to Belgium… Boy, I miss my horses! Thanks for reading my story, Marloes Sobrie marloes.sobrie@gmail.com

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High Point Junior Mare BDS CADENCIA Runner Up HCP Salerosa High Point Junior Stallion CM REAL High Point Bozal Horse RSTD ANDINA Runner Up BDS Cadencia High Point Performance Horse BDS CAPATAZ+ Runner Up Olorosa IJB+ High Point Pleasure Gelding BDS CAPITOLIO Runner Up *PresbĂ­tero de BDS


High Point Pleasure Mare OLOROSA IJB+ Runner Up EGR LIBERTAD High Point Pleasure Stallion SDS SUPREMO Runner Up BDS Orgullo del Peru High Point Luxury Gelding RSTD SUCESOR Runner Up Mano Derecha IJB+ High Point Breeding Mare *MRA CANDELA Runner Up BDS Alegria


Chantelle Sawatzky


Hans & Margarete Noltner


Crescent Moon Ranch


Ringstead Ranch


Chantelle Sawatzky


J. Dale Dansey


Cathie Taggart


Samantha Zaitsoff


Paradise Ranch


Cathie Taggart


S. Brown/A. Rosia


Earl & Lynn Moker


Paradise Ranch


Ringstead Ranch


Rob & Jan Sjodin


Suzanne Brown


Paradise Ranch

High Point Breeding Stallion MLM MAGICO E.T. Runner Up BDS Orgullo del Peru High Point Gait Horse *MRA CANDELA Runner Up (tie) BDS AlegrĂ­a BDS Capataz+ High Point Breeder PARADISE RANCH Runner Up Ringstead Ranch


Ringstead Ranch


Paradise Ranch


Suzanne Brown

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Paradise Ranch J. Dale Dansey


Ben and Dori Sawatzky


Rick and Deb Cones

High Point Junior 13 years & older

Samantha Zaitsoff

High Point Junior 12 years & under

Diego Vasquez

High Point Novice Rider

Tessa Todd


Paradise Ranch Samantha Zaitsoff Paradise Ranch Paradise Ranch Ringstead Ranch Suzanne Brown Earl & Lynn Moker


Paradise Ranch Rob and Jan Sjodin Ringstead Ranch Ringstead Ranch

To learn how points are calculated, refer to the PHAC Rule Book at www.PHAC.ca

The Peruvian Paso Horse in Peru and in Canada By Ben Sawatzky The Peruvian Paso in Peru is undergoing historic growth and popularity. The ANCPCPP currently has 345 members with 28,388 registered horses, including: 9450 colts and stallions, 16,635 mares and fillies, and 2303 geldings. New registrations are at an all time high, with just over 1000 newly registered horses in 2012. The export market for Peruvian breeders is also strong, with approximately 100 horses being exported to foreign countries in each of the last few years; 60% of the exports going to Argentina (20%), Ecuador (20%) and Panama (20%). The recent national show recorded a historic high number of participants with 806 horses, including 12 mules and donkeys. There were four classes of halter fillies with 18 participants per class, for a total of 72; and 96 bozal fillies with 24 in each class. For the Mares in Bit category, we saw 11 classes with 25 participants in each class, making a total of 275 mares. The Colts and Stallions classes were similar, although slightly smaller in numbers, with 351 participants. Those who visit the show in Peru know that the focus is purely on breeding, gait, and merito zootecnico classes. All participants who place first or second in their classes go to the championship class. Prior to the championship class, however, they must present themselves in the gait and zootecnico class to be evaluated for gait and conformation. All horses competing in bit must participate in the prueba functional on Sunday prior to the show. This consists of a five km ride in gait for mares, seven km for stallions, and nine km for geldings. Two conferring judges, Juan Manuel Risso Patron, and Roque Benavides, performed the judging duties this year; both “A� list judges and long time breeders. Since the inception of the Peruvian National Show in the 1940’s, well-known breeders have always done the judging. In recent years, this practice has come under close scrutiny. There are those who feel that this practice has the potential to become political, and may lead to biased decisions. For this reason, there are advanced

conversations in the Peruvian Breeders group to establish a professional Judges Academy, where all future judges must be accredited through a two year academic process, coupled with experience in the breed. The winners of this years show were: Champion of Champions Gelding, OSP Centinela, owned and bred by Orlando Sanchez Paredes. Champion of Champions Mare, JRM Pizpireta, bred by the late Jose Risso Matellini and owned by his daughter Carla Risso Montes, and Champion of Champion Stallion, for the second year in a row, was AEV Pericles, bred by the late Alfredo Elias Vargas, and still owned by the family. Pericles was sired by AEV Patricio, and is out of last years champion of Champions Mare, AEV Madreselva. In the mean time, in North America, the horse industry continues to decline. According to the CLRC website, an organisation that maintains the registries for at least 15 different breeds of horses, some breeds annual registrations have fallen as much as 75 % from their peaks in the mid 90’s. Our own statistics for PHAC memberships and registrations are also down significantly. In the late 90’s we had as many as 185 members and we registered an average of 125 horses a year. By the end of 2012 our membership had fallen to 121, and in the last 5 years our annual new horse registrations have averaged less than 50. Since the creation of the PHAC over 30 years ago, we have registered 2321 horses; 1550 of which were registered in the last 16 years. Since not all owners report deaths and deletions, it is impossible to tell the exact number of Peruvian horses in Canada. However, based on registration history, export history, death and deletion approximations, my best estimate is that there are approximately 1650 horses registered and alive in the Canadian registry. Approximately 100 of these are owned and bred by American members of the PHAC, and an additional 300 have been exported to the USA, leaving approximately 1,250 Peruvian horses in Canada. This is not an exact number. It is loosely based on an assumption that the life span of an otherwise healthy Peruvian is 20 years, with few that live longer than 20 years, and many that live less. The total number of horses registered for the PHAC by CLRC is 2321. Registrations began with Keith Richardson’s Gelding, Numero

Uno, born in June of 1985. Prior to 1995, there were 800 horses registered. If the assumption is made that the vast majority of our horses are under 20, and that up to 15% pass away before the age of 20, the assumption that our registry has 16 to 1700 horses alive today (400 residing in the US and 12 to 1300 in Canada) is validated. While interest in horse ownership in North America seems to be declining, I do not believe it will ever disappear, and that the interest will rebound again. I believe that the Peruvian Paso, with its wonderful, gentle disposition and its indisputably smooth gait has the greatest opportunity for growth, especially at a time when baby boomers mature and begin to feel the effects of aging on their bones and joints. As breeders and owners, we must continue to focus on breeding horses of adequate strength and longevity to fulfil their pleasure riding purpose. We must find new ways to introduce this horse to the masses and market its virtues with a clear focus to the target audience and market.

Ben talking to his 20 year old stallion Aro De Luna

2013 International Year of Quinoa The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the "International Year of Quinoa" in recognition of ancestral practices of the Andean people, who have preserved quinoa as food for present and future generations, through knowledge and practices of living in harmony with nature. The objective is to draw the world’s attention on the role that quinoa plays in providing food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

Quinoa: from Quechua: kinwa, is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the true grass family. Quinoa is closely related to species such as beetroots, spinach and tumbleweeds. Quinoa was first domesticated by the Andean peoples around 3000 years ago. Quinoa has been an important staple in the Andean cultures where the plant is indigenous but relatively obscure in the rest of the world. The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred, referred to quinoa as chisaya mama or "mother of all grains", and it was the Inca emperor who would traditionally sow the first seeds of the season using "golden implements". During the Spanish conquest of South America, the Spanish colonists scorned quinoa as "food for Indians", and even actively suppressed its cultivation, due to its status within indigenous religious ceremonies. In fact, the conquistadores forbade quinoa cultivation for a time and the Incas were forced to grow wheat instead. Today, people appreciate quinoa for its nutritional value. Quinoa is considered a superfood. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein. Furthermore, it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is also a source of calcium, and thus is useful for vegans and those who are lactose intolerant. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration human occupied spaceflights. Quinoa is usually harvested by hand and rarely by machine, because the extremely variable maturity periods of native Quinoas complicates mechanization. Harvest needs to be precisely timed to avoid high seed losses from shattering, and different panicles on the same plant mature at different times. The seed yield (often around 3 t/ha up to 5 t/ha) is comparable to wheat yields in the Andean areas. Handling involves threshing the seedheads and winnowing the seed to remove the husk .Before storage, the seeds need to be dried in order to avoid germination.

Quinoa has become increasingly popular in the United States, Europe, China and Japan where the crop is not typically grown, increasing crop value. Between 2006 and early 2013 quinoa crop prices have tripled. In 2011, the average crop value was $3,115 USD per ton with some varieties selling as high as $8,000 per ton. This compares with wheat prices of $9 per bushel (about $340 per ton). Since the 1970s, producers’ associations and cooperatives have worked toward greater producer control of the market. The higher price fetched by quinoa does make it harder for people to purchase, but it also brings livable income for farmers, and is enabling many urban refugees to return to working the land. In 2011 Peru exported 41.2 thousand metric tons of quinoa which was 41% of world export.

Quinoa Chocolate Cake (Does not contain wheat or flour). Made with cooked quinoa (rather than quinoa flour). From Quinoa 365 by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming. 2/3 c. white or golden quinoa 1 1/3 c. water 1/3 c. milk 4 large eggs 1 t. pure vanilla extract ¾ c. butter, melted & cooled 1 ½ c. sugar 1 c cocoa powder ½ t. baking soda ½ t .salt Bring the quinoa & water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover, reduce to a simmer & cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat & leave the covered saucepan on the burner for another 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork & allow the quinoa to cool. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly grease two 8-inch round or square cake pans. Line the bottoms with parchment paper. Combine the milk, eggs & vanilla in a blender or food processor. Add 2 c. cooked quinoa & the butter & continue to blend until smooth. Whisk together the sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda & salt in a medium bowl. Add the contents of the blender & mix well. Divide the batter evenly between the 2 pans & bake on the center oven rack for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven & cool completely in the pan before serving. Frost if desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month. Serves 8-16.

New Performance Division at the Canadian National Show Our Canadian National Show of the past included an “Open� performance division, where mares, geldings and stallions competed in the same classes, leading to a single Champion of Champion Performance Horse of Show. Some participants have raised concern about this practice, suggesting that the pleasure classes are filled with significantly advanced riders, those with decades of experience, while still technically amateurs. This makes it very difficult for newer less experienced riders to be competitive in the pleasure classes. To create clear distinctions between Novice, Pleasure and Performance, the Board of Directors in consultation with the Rules Committee made some changes to the premium list for the 2013 National Show. Effective this year, we will have a full slate of performance classes, separated by age and Gender. For example, we will have gender specific pleasure classes in 2 age groups, and gender specific performance classes by age groups. This will lead then to a Champion of Champion Pleasure Gelding, Mare and Stallion, as well as a Champion of Champion Performance Gelding, Mare, and Stallion. This new format will provide an opportunity for the more advanced amateur riders to voluntarily withdraw from competing in the Pleasure Division, without having to miss out on participation, and compete in the Performance Division against professional riders. We also believe that this will encourage less experienced riders to enrol in the pleasure classes. To clearly and visibly distinguish and differentiate the Performance Division from the Pleasure Division, we added three new mandatory maneuvers in the performance divisions, namely: 1. the cones must be offset, 2. turning on the haunches and 3. side passes in both directions. While the PHAC does not control the Premium List of approved shows, we do encourage our regional show committees to follow this format as well. The Wild West show already initiated this practice last year. Ben Sawatzky

Classified Ads New Peruvian Saddle For Sale 17" seat, 12.5" tree at the front. Comes with corona, cinch, crouper and jerga. Does not have the fancy tail piece or stirrups. Asking $1100.00 contact sharonm@shaw.ca

PHCBC Board of Directors President: Don Noltner Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P3 Phone :( 250) 835-8472 Email:

Secretary: Joe MacRae Saanichton BC (250) 652-0082 Email:luna2@shaw.ca


Treasurer: John McMillan

Vice President: Tracy Brown Aldergrove BC (604) 626-0011 tjjbrown@telus.net

Directors-at-Large: Rob Sjodin Salmon Arm, BC Phone: (250) 832-1188 Email: 4beat@telus.net

Armstrong, BC V0E 1B5 Phone (250) 546-6621 Email: jdhmcmillan@telus.net

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Watch for changes to our PHCBC website : www.phcbc.ca Coming Events: July 12, 13, 14, 2013 Claresholm, AB

Wild West Classic Sept. 20, 21, 22. 2013

Canadian National Peruvian Show Armstrong, B.C Judge: The Honorable Lionel Peralta Contact: Rob Sjodin 4beat@telus.net

H ON ORING O UR O LDER H ORSES Showcasing Canadian Peruvian Horses 20 Years and Older

JWF Aleli [PHAC # 768]

JWF Aleli at Age 20

Juramento JNE (by El Palomilla) x JWF Poesia (by*AV Ultimatum) Born in 1992, bred by Free Oaks Farm in Texas and at two , she was imported to Canada by Ringstead Ranch. Rick Cones writes “Unfortunately posted PHAC show records and my memory don't go back far enough to remember all her accomplishments in the show ring but she won in halter, bozal and gait, Breeding Division Championships, and Canadian National Champion Pleasure. “Lucy” is one of 3 foundation mares for Ringstead Ranch, and has had 11 foals including multi-champions RSTD Lucero+, RSTD Alelita+, RSTD Sucesor, and Marco Dapelo's stallion MDM Legendario, and we hope, more to come.. She also worked many years in our handicapped riding program, what other breed could have a National Champion do that? “

RDLF Aro de Luna [PHAC # 1185] *AV Sol de Paijan x RDLF Celene (by *HNS Domingo) Aro de Luna was born in 1991. He was bred by Rancho de la Florecita in the US and was imported to Canada by Paradise Peruvian Horses. He is the son of the Legendary "AV Sol de Paijan+ and a grandson of the legendary *HNS Domingo. “Aro” achieved the PHAC Premio de Oro award in pleasure in 2005, as Laureado Pleasure Stallion at the Canadian National Peruvian Horse Show. Some of Aro's other accomplishments include multiple Champion of Champions Breeding Stallion, Pleasure and Best Gaited Horse of Show. He is the sire of many Champions including SRO Marie, highest point winner in the PHAC. “We are proud of what Aro has produced. He is solid and gentle with wonderful gait. At 22 years, he is still going strong!”

RDLF Aro de Luna at Age 22

Poncho Negro AAG [PHAC # 664] BC Amigo (by AEV Regional) x Brisa Salud) Born in 1985, bred by AAG Ranch in California and imported to Canada in the late 80’s. He has been owned by Cindy and Brent Rowat ever since. Poncho Negro was black at birth—hence his name — but turned grey later in life. Cindy and Brent competed with him in Competitive Trail (NATRC) rides for many years, mostly 25 mile rides, but he did his first 50 miler after the age of 20. He was ridden year round in both flat and rough country, with a Peruvian saddle. Poncho won the PHAC High Point Trail Horse Award many times, and all points were in sanctioned rides. Rowat’s son took him over a few years ago. Poncho is shown here at age 27, Sept 2012, and he’s still ridden regularly. Poncho Negro At Age 27 To be included in a future issue, horses should be Canadian bred or currently living in Canada. Please send a good photo showing body and legs, taken aer age 20, along with some info on your Peruvian Horse, to Mimi Busk-Downey, email Soberano31@gmail.com.



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Welcome! Oscar Vasquez Now Training at Crescent Moon Ranch We would like to introduce the talents of Oscar Vasquez, our new trainer. He uses natural horsemanship methods for low-stress to horse and rider. He trains other gaited horses and Andalusians in Honduras. He has the ability to train for trail, pleasure or show — and importantly, to help the rider bring out a horse’s best qualities. Now booking training from April to October in 2013. (Full for June—space available in July.) Lessons for you on your newly gentled, trained or re-educated horse. Contact us for trail training, showing for you, or developing good communication between you and your horse. :Learn how correct lateral movement can improve your horse’s reach and balance and find his best natural gait.

Horses For Sale

Tack For Sale

AST Ligero—Purebred Gelding

Fine braided headgears— Normal weight reins and extrathin. Worked stainless decorations that do not tarnish. $975.00

Trained and experienced, reins well one-handed or two, ready for show or trail. Has had two months refresher training. This is an enthusiastic gelding, nice size and very, very strong. Won’t last at this reasonable price! Until July 1 price is $4900 + GST

CM Cobra—3/4 Peruvian Filly crossed with Spanish Barb (CM Inca Roca x CM Raya Blanca) Will be ready to go in September. Big, well-gaited, great personality and very unique markings! $1,500 + GST ***************************************

Bits— Two roller stainless On Sale $80 Two-roller copper $90 Comfort Curve Copper $95, Unique tongue-relief flex bit $150

Not pictured: CM Duquesa—3 Yr Old Bay purebred mare in bozal—well bred, extremely well gaited with big LDbody but small SO stature. Price includes board and training into the bit. $5,500.

Felt Saddle Pads Cut-to-fit $60

Dale Downey and Mimi Busk-Downey

Crescent Moon Ranch PO Box 449 Acme, Alberta T0M 0A0 Email: soberano31@gmail.com Phone (403) 546-4331

Peruvian Hat—$90

Hardwood stirrups with stainless rounded tips $200 Saddles available special order.

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