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In this Issue High Point and Novice Awards The Smoothest Ride by Verne Albright What Should We Evaluate To Choose a Stud by Fernando Risso It’s that Time Again by Suzanne Brown Honoring Our Older Horse by Mimi Busk Downey

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PHAC Board of Directors Announcements **NEW SHOW RULES** A Resolution will be adopted at the National Show level, to separate by gender the Performance classes including Champion and Reserve and Champion of Champions. Regional shows will be encouraged to also have these classes. We will also need to invite judges, ring stewards and show stewards that understand and support the performance and pleasure divisions. Rule change to increase the number of mandatory maneuvers in the Performance division to the following: - stop and reverse in place on the haunches, sidepass, and offset the cones for serpentine by 3 feet. Rule change to the Pleasure Division is change the serpentine to a straight line through the cones. A complete set of the updated Book of Peruvian Horse Showing and The Rules Book is available for download at the PHAC website . The updated Rules Book will be available on March 31, 2013. 2013 PHAC Memberships To continue receiving the Paca Paca News and other member benefits, please send your cheque or money order payable to the PHAC to the CLRC, 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, ON K1V 0M7. Link your website with the PHAC website! Additional benefit of being a member is you can add a link to your website for FREE by sending an email to Bonnie Matheson at . Nominations to the PHAC Board of Directors Nominations to the PHAC Board of Directors can be made throughout the year and forwarded to Gus McCollister, Executive Secretary by email at , by phone 403-935-4435, by fax 403-935-4774 or by mail at PHAC, General Delivery, Lyalta, AB T0J 1YO. Volunteering If you have any questions concerning the National Show or would wish to volunteer, please contact or send an email to any of the Board of Directors listed in the front of the magazine. If anyone is interested in becoming part of any of the committees (e.g. Rules, Bylaws, Advertising, Drug Testing), please contact any of the Board of Directors. Programs offered by the PHAC are as follows: 1. Junior Scholarship Program 2. Novice High Point Program 3. Trail Riding Program

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2012 phac high point awards 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 *Presbitero de BDS High Point Pleasure Mare EGR LIBERTAD Runner-­‐‑Up RSTD Alelita+ 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


S. Brown/A. Rosia


Ringstead Ranch


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 BDS Alegria BDS Capataz+ High Point Breeder PARADISE RANCH Runner-­‐‑Up Ringstead Ranch


Ringstead Ranch


Paradise Ranch


Suzanne Brown

120 120

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

PHAC LIFETIME NOVICE POINTS PHAC LIFETIME NOVICE POINTS 2006 to Present NAME Angie Nadon Annie Rosia Ashley Blair Bea Heauvelink Betty Bassett Bob Griechen Brandi Fidler Brent Severson Cathie Taggart Cesario Texidor Chelsea Bushey Chris Thurn Christine Johnson Christy Byant Colter Trynchy Danielle Armstrong Danielle Malsbury David Breault Deanna DeCosta Deb Gardner Delaney Malsbury Don Noltner Doris Mendlicott Emily Grose Emma Thurn Gail Geraldi Inez Pyke J. Robarge Jean Thom Jeanetter Gerard Jenee DeMers Jenette Martens Jessica Thiessen John McMillan Jonathon Bridges

Totals 26 4 98 39 43 10 4 83 29 105 10 104 26 7 16 39 36 84 4 9 65 1 12 30 46 5 15 16 60 5 45 21 32 97 6

2012 26 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 50 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 21 0 0 0






0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0

0 0 0 0 43 0 0 33 0 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 16 0 0 0 0 0 41 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 4 25 0 0 0 61 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0

0 4 0 0 0 10 0 18 29 0 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 60 0 0 0 0 15 6


Graduated 2006 (No Longer Novices) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 26 7 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 32 12 0

Ch of Ch 2009 Jr Points

Jr Points Jr Points 2007 Won Ch of Ch 2011 Professional Jr Points

2007 Won Ch of Ch

Jr Points

2006 Won Ch of Ch

PHAC LIFETIME NOVICE POINTS PHAC LIFETIME NOVICE POINTS 2006 to Present NAME Jose Texidor Joyce Brown Juanita Omohundro Juanita Rosia Judy Ford Juliet Markham-Texidor Kathy Haynes Kaylee Martensen Kirsten Kane Lanie Long Leeann Neuman Lesa Steeves Marta Kecskes-Jarvie Mary Lockwood Melissa Zarubiak Moni Thompson Patricia Groda Paul Goldman PJ Soles Rachel Sawatzky Renee Macchi Renee Wurtz Rhonda Neilson Robbin Klein Ron Moat Salome Ezyguirre Sandy Dory Susan Dutton Susan Noltner Tammy Yacyshym Tanya McKee Tessa Todd Vicky Hildebrandt

Totals 9 15 18 54 7 169 29 24 41 4 16 9 10 8 75 27 17 34 31 23 3 31 21 16 19 40 4 19 131 12 31 77 52

2012 9 15 0 42 7 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 0 0 77 0






0 0 0 12 0 76 0 24 0 0 0 0 10 0 39 15 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 46 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0 0 58 12 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 17 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 19 8 0 0 0 52

0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 31 0 0


Graduated 2006 (No Longer Novices) 0 0 16 0 0 0 Over 150 end of 2011 0 0 Jr Points 7 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 17 0 0 Jr Points 3 0 0 0 19 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

November 2013 – Demonstration at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in conjunction with the “Spirit of the Horse” sponsored by the Ontario Equestrian Federation. Valerie Henderson and HCP Endora at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

The 2013 OPHA Board Members: President – Luis Fiallos Past President – Betty Bassett Vice-President – Suzanne Latchford Secretary – Sue Gambling Treasurer – Roy Metcalfe Member at Large – Sue Noltner Our club has much planned for 2013 – We are small but mighty! March 16 – LATIN DANCE NIGHT – Our major fundraiser for the year. An evening including cha cha dance lesson, silent auction, 50/50 draw and a light meal. May 31-June 2 – SUMMER SIZZLER – A points show at the London, Ontario Agriplex adjudicated by Annette Kart from California. This event is in conjunction with the Arabian Horse Show. The North Eastern Peruvian Horse Club are invited to participate in this event. Summer – Trail Ride – T.B.A. Fall – Wine Tour on Horseback.

Valerie Henderson and HCP Endora at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

Peruvian Horse Club of Alberta c/o 11003 Oakfield Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2W 3H3 President : Grant McKinney ph. 403-710-0805 email: Vice President: Chantelle Sawatzky ph. 780-963-3077 email: Secretary: Kim Sheridan ph. 403-931-7773 email: Treasurer: Lesa Steeves ph. 403-281-2114 email: Director: Heather Neilsen ph. 403-281-1306 email: Webmaster: Suzanne Brown email:

Check out our new website!!! Please come and visit us at the PHCA booth at Mane Event in Red Deer on April 26-28, 2013

Your 2013 PHCA Membership Forms can be downloaded from our website. Thank you in advance for joining the club this year!

The Smoothest Ride By Verne R. Albright The smooth ride that the Peruvian Horse offers comes with two main gaits - the Paso llano, and the Sobreandando. Other breeds also have broken lateral gaits, but the manner that the Peruvian executes its gaits make it smoother than other breed in the equine kingdom. In the Paso Llano (pronounced paw-so yawn-o), the four beats are separated by equal lapses of time. The legs work independently, rather than in pairs as with the trot or pace. Therefore each leg carries as little weight as possible, minimizing the shock transmitted to the rider. In the Sobreandando (pronounced sew-bree-awn-dawn-doe), the lateral footfalls are slightly closer in timing, but the gait still flows without the characteristic rocking of a horse doing a pace. Neither gait of the Peruvian horse has an “aerial phase” where the animal’s weight comes crashing back to earth all at once, transmitting a its impact to the rider. In the Peruvian gaits, the horse’s weight is always supported by at least two legs and the others are able to move without disturbing the rider. Most breeds launch themselves into their “aerial phase” with a mighty push. The Peruvian -on the other hand -- “coasts” along, constantly “carrying” his weight rather than “throwing” and “catching” it. Up and down motion is eliminated along with the “surges” characteristic of other breeds. The Peruvian Paso travels at a steady and constant speed. Trotting breeds accelerate when their diagonal legs thrust them forward and then decelerate while there are no legs on the ground. Another factor that contributes to the smoothness is the relationship between the horse’s center of gravity and the position of the hind legs when they propel the horse forward. A horse’s center of gravity is that point where it would hang perfectly balanced if picked up in a sling. The hind legs of a trotting horse push from behind that spot, requiring substantial thrust to propel the animal forward. Peruvian Pasos reach forward of the center of gravity with their hind legs, pulling rather than pushing themselves forward. These mechanics produce an incredibly smooth ride, but the benefits don’t end there. The equitation is less taxing. Posting is eliminated. More weight is carried on the rider’s seat and less on the balls of the feet, eliminating strain on the knees and hips. Years ago, Juanita Daly, wife of “Copper King” Marcus Daly, imported a shipment of Peruvians. The horses arrived by freighter, and the elderly manager of the quarantine station listened intently when told about the smooth ride. He had a lifetime of riding behind him, he explained; but a bad back had kept him from it for many years. On the day Mrs. Daly’s horses were released, one of the handlers saddled the smoothest and insisted the quarantine manager take a ride. Repeatedly rejected, the handler persisted; and finally the elderly manager was convinced to try. “I’m not sure this is a good idea,” he said, still worried as he prepared to mount. “You can’t imagine how much my back hurts when I aggravate it!” “Try him for a hundred yards,” the handler suggested. “If you don’t like it, you can get off.” After a hundred yards, uneasiness had been replaced by a huge smile. It was more than a half-hour before the manager finally dismounted … with obvious regret. “That’s the smoothest ride I’ve ever had,” he said with a huge smile. “It hurt less than riding in a car!”



Wild West Classic 2013 Double Regional Peruvian Paso Show Judges: Jorge Bendezu & Kelly Powers Claresholm Agriplex July 12, 13, & 14 contact: Jan Sjodin at


I want to dedicate this article to my friend Jose Luis Gagliardi and thank him for his generous assistance in the preparation of it. We who have a developing breeding farm are very concerned day by day in programming our crosses for our mares every year. It can take us many sleepless nights and many moments of distraction to meditate about this gravitating moment for aficionados of the Peruvian PasoHorse. That´s why I was encouraged to write some letters and share them. In my somewhat small experience of deciding crosses, I have realized some points that one has to itemize before issuing this important decision in the breeding itself. With great admiration I got to see my father, who put his life list of crosses in a paper stuck to the hatchery refrigerator. This was done every year, and was designed by deleting crossings when certain things in the same year made him change his mind. This indicated that he was always thinking and questioning his ideas about the matings, for hours during the day. We always want when crossing to get a superior animal that can be featured within his generation, either to win a contest or other objective, which the breeder is looking for at that time. The downside is that not always what one longs to get it at all times can be obtained. The aim of this paper is to present the questions which I believe are essential to select the most suitable stallion for our mares. Which are the biggest defects that the mare has and that I would like to correct? It is always difficult to see this, because often one does not want to see the defects in their animals. It must always make a strict analysis of which is the most obvious defect of the animal. Having a clear idea of what we need to improve and aim to contribute without detracting from the virtues of the horse. There are many correction factors in mares such as the conformation, a poor back, -lack of pisos (fine gait), lack of drive in rear legs, need of improvement of the neck and head, lack of arrogance, lack of good temperament, lack of depth in the body, lack of fluid and loose movement, absence of beauty, searching for strength, etc. Choosing the stallion At this point, there are three aspects linked together that must be analyzed, and going from general to specific. It should be noted that if one of these conditions are not met and does not satisfy us, we avoid to continue meditating on using this breeder as it does not comply to all our expectations.

The stallion must be a good subject We must like the stallion we use , in his gait and in his build. This horse, if possible, should also have the virtues of the mare. I dare to say the mare must be better than the stud horse to make a difference and get a great animal. Always keep in mind that the stallion just cannot work miracles on a mare that has no good attributes. It's useless to breed a stud horse who has only one virtue that we are looking for, and has no other virtues. They also contribute many positive attributes to the crossing, because this can make to reduce quality to the standard of the mating we are doing. Obviously all the mentioned above in the previous paragraph, we must put aside any differences with the owner, breeder or bloodline that we might have at the time to think about the crossing. When a horse is good we must overcome all these barriers for the sake of our breed and for the sake of the Peruvian breed. Remember that “horses have no last name” as a good friend of mine says. Which stallion transmits positive characteristics in his foals? A few years ago at the National Association of Breeders and Owners of Peruvian Paso Horses (ANCPCPP) in its locale in Miraflores, there was a discussion where a prestigious breeder in a masterly lecture on farming, explained the difference between a “social breeder” and an “amateur breeder”. In his remarks it was noted that the social enthusiast is always looking for the owners of the horses and not interested in the least to know which are the genetics of horses that carry on. The true breeder will always try to find the animal genetics that is participating without importance to who is its owner. This act will serve to further the daily work of the breeder, and will always be attentive to opportunities which exist among the line-up of stallions and mares that exist currently, added to the generated conclusions about the strengths and weaknesses that current sires carry. Evaluating a stallion is complicated. There are horses that have competed and have even been champions, but for inexplicable reasons have been unable to pass on their virtues. However, there have been cases where horses that have failed to become champions and class winners, but placed well, and have been excellent breeders. We measure the reproductive efficiency of quality by waiting for seven years after the stallion began to breed, so that these offspring are mature and have successfully competed under saddle in shows. Finally, we see that many horses put a feature into their offspring and they pass their entire genetic makeup, which can affect positively or negatively on the foals that are sought. It is very important to talk and ask about the shortcomings of our animals to breeders who have fought these same deficiencies for more years than us, to save time and learn from their past experiences. We should not be shy to consult and learn from our breeders, who can give us a view that suddenly for his frankness in that time will not be as nice to hear, but that comment will help us to improve in the future and not fallow the comments of others who do not have the experience or knowledge of farming. I want to be emphatic to leave this message: that we respect and value very much the breeders who have no other

interest except to improve the Peruvian breed, and have invested their time and money to seek better and better animals. Carefully review the pedigree of the father, putting much emphasis on the mother of the stallion. Besides being a good horse, and having put a consistent breed quality “stamp” on the offspring, the horse must have good bloodlines behind it, tested for several generations back. Horses must have been good, healthy and have produced good young horses of the homogeneous line we have. There are many different lines of horses having been supplemented in great way and have come to have large animals (outcrossed to unrelated purebred lines). Remember also that many breeders have had quality dips for line-breeding and not knowing the right time to “open the line” in due course. We need to know to open to other bloodlines and to return to line-breeding, to keep the very best features that we want in our horses. Remember that most great stallions have been characterized by his mother's genetic line. There are many cases of stallions that have not had a good dam, and in spite of being sons of a great horse,had no success themselves as a producing stallion with their offspring, due to lacking the very important requirement of the maternal line.

Don´t be longer comfortable, having the resources. If we have to incur the effort of moving our mare, pay the veterinarian to transport the semen or pay the service to breed to the best stallion, then we must do it, because it is not a cost but an investment in our breed. Believe me, many people opt for breeding the mare for convenience so as not to complicate their lives, but the results in the medium and longterm are in some cases catastrophic. This is also repeated in cases where they prefer to use a stallion because it is owned by a friend or the service is a gift. Let us not forget that good breeding and sacrifices made over time pays off. Invest well and consciously to raise the level of our horses. Finally, I hope that the three questions presented in this article somehow influence in their decisions. I also believe that the more we consult regarding our crosses and ask the questions of major concern, in order that we respond with a solid foundation that will take better decisions and ultimately contribute to improving the breed of the Peruvian Paso. That being said, we must be conscious and prepared to take the risk, to know that what one so carefully plans may produce an undesired result. The latter should not discourage us in our ongoing search for outstanding achieve superior horses that I mentioned at the beginning of this article. Reprinted with Permission of author & “Made in Peru” Magazine : Volume 50

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Due to my Back Injury I Must Sell my 4 Peruvian Pasos

Farron IJB Stallion

BRS Bonita Nini & BRS Bella

Olympa IJB

Package Price $11,000.00 for all 4 Contact: Braun Sherman: phone 250-269-7490

IT’S That TIME AGAIN by Suzanne Brown

IT”S THAT TIME AGAIN by Suzanne Brown It is February and is time to think going to Peru for their National Show again. Shall I go or not? Then the memories flow back. I have been going to the Peru since 1994, sometimes twice a year going to their National Show and/or Cabalgatas. Most often we take side trips before or after the National show. The first time I went to the jungle in Madra Dios I was a little frightened thinking what I might run into there. However I had a wonderful bird watching guide there, and saw 120 different species of birds in 3 days and developed a love of the jungle. Last year when I discovered that a different part of the Amazon was on the itinerary I knew this was a must. Also I would be sharing the experience with some great friends, all who had travelled to Peru many times before. We five took an early flight to Iquitos which is in Northern Peru after staying in the new hotel which is in the parking lot of the airport Iquitos is the largest city in the

world that cannot be reached by road. Only air and river travel link it to the rest of the world. It was founded in 1750 but remained small until the rubber boom in the 1880’s. Iquitos then became a city where wealthy rubber barons built mansions which are in evidence today. One can see houses with tiled walls and also “ the Iron House” which was built by Gustav Effiel, designer of the Eiffel tower in Paris. It was purchased by a rubber baron at the Paris World Fair. It was then disassembled, shipped to Iquitos and then re-assembled in 1886 and still stands today where Laurie can be seen checking it out to see if it really is iron. Iquitos suffered an economic decline after WWII as a British entrepreneur smuggled rubber seeds out of the country and plantations were planted in the Malay Peninsula where it was much cheaper to harvest than the wild trees of the Amazon. Then in the 1960’s a second boom occurred with the discovery or oil and also also Tourism. Getting off the airplane and on bus to the docks, we soon discovered that Iquitos traffic is very busy. We learnt that there was 37,000 motorcycles in this town. These motorcycles transported entire families on 1 motorcycle. Young women drove motorcycles with high platform sandals.

We met our guide and To quote Dale Downey “we never have a poor time in Peru�. The first thing we learned was that this year the Amazon water levels were the highest that they had been in 35 years. On our boat trip to the lodge the first evidence of this that we saw was the flooded banana plantations. The next thing we found out was that we would not be staying at the original lodge planned as it too was flooded. We arrived at our lodge and the first thing we did was get our boots and have a rest before we began to explore the Amazon.

Some of our activities.

Visiting Friends



Dancing (ask Dale about his partner)


(for piranha)

Going to the Doctor

were just a few of the multitude informative and exhilarating experiences had in the These Page 1 jungle. Our guide explained all the local uses of plants and insects. We even brought home a bottle of 5 bark juice tonic. Then after 3 days it was time to go back to Iquitos by boat. On the way back we did get lost for a bit, but saw the elusive and difficult to photograph pink river dolphin which legend states turns into human form at night and seduces girls.

We were finishing our tour of Iquitos when and our guide took us to see the Belen Market. Below the Market was the floating city of Belen. It has been called the Venice of Peru. We were fortunate to have our local guide with us and he asked us if we wanted to tour the floating city by boat. Here canoes are like bicycles. Of course we said “Yes” and off we went. Our guide informed us that this is a very

poor area of Peru and to be careful. Belen is a profoundly poor riverside community town. There is approximately 74,000 people living in this 110 sq.Km district. The houses are either on stilts or

built on balsa rafts and float up and down as the river rises and falls. One can see hydro lines crossing channels that serve as roads in the rainy season. Sanitation is extremely poor and facilities drain into the river. Residents of Belen often experience serious health conditions. Organizations such as Patch Adam’s Gesundheit Institute have had projects there to help local government and citizens improve health and living condition. Satellite TV receivers, children swimming, laundry hanging, children playing, pets on ladders, and happy Peruvian faces can be seen as one motors by. It was truly a remarkable experience and I look forward to what this year might bring.

For Sale 9 year old beautiful bay gelding,easy to catch; easy to ride anywhere, has been to Drayton Valley; the mountains and Fort Assinibione many times. Asking $7500.00. Must be to an approved home. Contact Margaret at


Peruvian saddle for sale. Used just a few times, excellent condition. Some tooling and silver, leather stirrups (not wood) with saddle pad. Must sell, horses are sold. Call for more information and pictures. $450.00 OBO Christine 780-963-7550/780-504-3641 (cell)

Two saddles for sale that were hardly used. These saddles are excess and need to find new homes. For more info and pictures, please refer to our website at




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Treasurer: John McMillan Armstrong, BC V0E1B5 250 546 6621

Directors at Large: Rob Sjodin Salmon Arm, BC Phone: (250) 832 1188 Email: Or Don Noltner Salmon Arm, BC V13 4P3 Phone: (250) 835 8472

2012 SPRING CLINIC PHCBCPHCBC 2013 SPRING CLINIC MAY 11 &12  Thanks you to Cathie Taggart for her quick thinking and hard work organizing the successful spring clinic Thanks to Tracy for organizing thisand years spring clinic to held Lucho at IvanDapelo & Judie Bourell's. Their (arranging forBrown Pedro Cantaro, Gil Loyd Cathie Newberry to be replace with very short notice) facilities a wonderful spend a great weekend with your horse(s). (see websiterelaxing Held atprovide Ivan & Judie Bourell’sway .Thetowhole layout from the arena, to stabling, pens and theour wonderful area for more information as it becomes available) The arena, stabling, pens and a wonderful camp ground make they provide for meals and visiting time as well as camping is a great way to spend a weekend with your horses and this a great place to get more horsewith knowledge and socialize with your fellow Peruvian Horse lovers. Best go home more knowledge as well. Best school on earth. school on earth. Ivan Bourell North Okanagan Peruvians

Busy John McMillan Pictures provided by Suzanne Brown

Junior Showmanship Clinic May 18 & 19, 2013 Ringstead Ranch Ltd. -- Chase, BC

With Nicholas (Nick) Breaux This is a two day clinic which is FREE to all eligible juniors

About the clinician: Nick has been competitively showing Peruvian

Paso Horses since the age of 7. He won the Harry Bennett High Point Award three times for the 7-12 age category and once in the 13 year and over category for accumulating the most points throughout the year. Growing up, he primarily showed in the South and Southeast US show circuit but also at the National level in California, Nevada and Colorado. Three years ago, Nick became an accredited Judge and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Nick says that judging the 2011 Canadian Nationals has been the highlight of all his judging experiences so far and to this day, feels honoured to have been part of the Canadian Association’s long history. Now seeing “both sides”, as exhibitor and judge, he understands what it takes to get noticed in the arena. For anyone who has been to a show where Nick has judged, you know he is not shy with his feedback and constructive criticism. He looks forward to a wonderful weekend here in Canada and welcomes any junior interested in sharpening their showmanship skills, to participate in the clinic.

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All meals and accommodations are provided FREE of charge Overnight Supervision provided Stalls / Pens available Inside and outside riding arenas Awards & Prizes

Registration forms, directions to the ranch and all other clinic information are currently available on the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada’s website at or you may also contact Deb Cones @ (403-860-9763).

Note: Nick Breaux is not receiving any remuneration for his services at this event.

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

Barcelona SV [PHAC # 854] *RYR Galileo (by *AV Sol de Paijan) x *Pacasmayina (by Solidario)

Barcelona SV at Age 20

Barcelona was born in 1992. She was bred by Stone Valley Ranch in the US and was imported to Canada by Ringstead Ranch, where she left three offspring. Lesa Steeves bought her and they were regulars at shows for a few years. Lesa bred and owns the last offspring, a bay gelding named PTO El Previsto “Pepón”. “Barcie” lives a pampered semi-retired life outdoors with a cozy shed, where she gets to boss around younger mares. She enjoys grooming sessions, and summer riding. She still has the deep-down “firecracker” brio of the Galileo line, so Lesa reminds her to stay mellow.

Remiel CM [PHAC # 556] Soberano (by *Piloto) x Dulcecilla (by *AEV Oro Negro) Remiel CM was born in June 1991. He was shown at halter, bozal and in the bit as a stallion, garnered many championships and sired several offspring. One of his daughters became the dam of CM Innovación, a Champion of Champions Breeding Stallion. Remiel was gelded in ‘97 to be Dale Downey’s personal horse, and proceeded to win many Gelding Stakes and Champion of Champions Luxury Gelding Awards. He earned over 2000 lifetime points and was shown for thirteen consecutive years at every show from the age of 2 until 15, & exhibited at the Stampede. He retired sound and remains a handful to ride. Remiel CM at Age 21

Ricardo Luis [PHAC # 65] Aviador (by *Piloto) x Viva (by Aureo del Norte) Ricardo Luis was born in Acme, Alberta, 1982. Bred by Paul Stevens, sold to Perry Palen and Mary Lucky, of Ontario. Mary writes,” I thought you might like a recent picture of him. Doesn’t seem so long ago that we saw him at Spruce Meadows in July, 1982. Perry asked me if I wanted a baby and I said “Yes!”. We paid for him August 16th and moved him to Ontario October 2nd. He was our first horse and now, he will be our last. Ricky is still our very much loved and happy “Little Dickens”. All the best from Perry and I.” At Age 30 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


Calendar of Events: 2013 2013 PHAC Junior Showmanship Clinic May 18 - 19, 2013 Hosted by: Ringstead Ranch, Chase, BC Clinician: Nick Breaux Contact: Deb Cones

Goldrush Classic - Double Show Central Coast Peruvian Horse Club Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Club June 21 - 23, 2013 Rio Grande Judge: Peter Koechlin Von Stein Central Coast Judge: Anibal Vazquez de las Casas South Point Equestrian Center Las Vegas, NV Contact: Barbara Windom

Wildwest Classic - Double Show PHCBC Regional Championship Show Wild Rose Regional Show July 12 - 14, 2013 Judge: (PHCBC) Jorge Bendezu Judge: (PHCA) Kelly Powers Claresholm, AB Contact: Lynn Moker (403) 343 - 2814

NPHC Regional Show July 26 - 28, 2013 Show Judge: Lucho Dapelo Monroe, WA Contact: Dennis Brown 206-234-3914

Canadian National Peruvian Show Sep 20 - 22, 2013 Judge: Lionel Penalta Armstrong, B.C Contact: Rob Sjodin

US National Championship Show October 4 - 6, 2013 LA Equestrian Centre Burbank,CA Judge: Chris Austin

*MRA Candela (LAG Sopresita x LV Actor) 2012 PHAC High Point Breeding MARE and Best Gait Horse owned by suzanne Brown Trainer Grant mcKinney

Vista Ridge Ranch

Have you dreamed of………..

a trip to Peru?

Make your dream a reality! HorseLady’s Tour of Peru—April 2013—Attend the largest Peruvian Horse Show in the world, visit breeding farms and haciendas, two riding days included in the price, and also a seminar by some of Peru’s outstanding Horsewomen. You will learn the culture of the Peruvian horse and its fabulous people. History buffs will enjoy tours of museums and ancient ruins. As active or relaxed as you wish, plenty to do for the horse-lover and friends or spouse, so they can enjoy a fabulous tour with you and with happy travelers. (Yes—Men are allowed!) Airfares are low, the Canadian dollar is high — and we are booking NOW. Show dates are April 14—22. Itinerary on website. Riding Tour—Ecuador 2014—date to be announced. Limited to 15 people. Ride experienced horses around the volcanos of Ecuador and then take a tour of the Galapagos Islands. Twelve days. Email to be put on the list for this tour. Add to any tour: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Arequipa (Condors) or Iquitos (Jungle) Pricing includes all in-country transportation, guides and tours. NEW—We work with a North American travel agency to assist you getting the best ticket prices from North America. Call Mimi for information at 403-546-4331. Adventures of a lifetime — experiences you will treasure — with your comfort in mind!



After 8 seasons of excellent training by Jimmy Perales, Jimmy has been offered a very good position in a top breeding farm in Peru, and has accepted with our blessing. We congratulate him.

We feel pleased and fortunate to introduce our NEW TRAINER Juan Carlos Piedra. Sr. Piedra is from Peru, and is a very experienced Chalan. He has successfully worked in Argentina, Ecuador and Panama, and has Champion of Champions titles in several countries. He comes extremely well recommended, we have enjoyed getting to know him, and we are excited to see Juan Carlos begin a new chapter with us at Crescent Moon Ranch. We offer training from March to October in 2012, now booking for spring. 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. We will offer seminars this spring and summer, including a “meet and greet” for our clients with Juan Carlos Piedra. Let us know if you would like to be on the list! Dale Downey and Mimi Busk-Downey

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

Sr. Juan Carlos Piedra Ll.

Website: www.

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