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Gaited Horses Back at Armstrong By IGHS Committee. Photos courtesy of Loretta Leblanc

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he 18th Annual Interior Gaited Fun Show rides again on June 13-14 in Armstrong BC. Although some gaited breeds have their own shows, this is the only ALL BREED ‘gaited’ event in the province. The show is unique in its class mixture of Games, Equitation and Gait - 42 classes in all. The emphasis is on casual fun for both horse and rider - a chance to get together and enjoy good company, good horses, and celebrate the wonderful comfort of smooth riding.

Our judge this year will be Patti Amos Thomas from Armstrong, who is carded for gaited horses and has done a great job at previous shows. There will be a parade of breeds during the lunch hour break on Saturday. Our special demo this year will feature the national horse of Brazil the Mangalarga Marchador, owned, trained and shown by Dana Johnsen


of Nickers Saddlery in Penticton. All the info you need about the show is at www.interiorgaitedhorseshow.weebly. com. Looking forward to seeing our returning participants and to welcoming new ones. As the saying goes: “there are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”

On a Gaited Horse ------ 18th Annual Interior Gaited Fun Show -----June 13-14, 2015 • Armstrong Agriplex

All Gaited Horses Welcome! Participants tend to travel from far and wide. On a local level, our esteemed (Saddle Up) editor is having too much fun trying a different gaited breed each year: Peruvian, TWH, Rocky Mountain and this year an Icelandic! If you don’t show, this is THE ONE you should go to! Come and be your natural self. It’s a great learning opportunity for green horses to get some experience. Peruvians can earn single points in some classes. 20 • Saddle Up • May 2015

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Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine