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Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan

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s you read this month’s issue of Saddle Up, we’ll be a long way from the Cariboo... on May 1, we left home for France! We’ll spend five or six days in the Strasbourg area, actually in an area known as Route de Vin, in Alsace; the name means “wine route,” which sounds awesome to us! From there, we hop down to Barcelona, Spain, where we’ll board the Emerald Princess for a seven-day Mediterranean cruise. We’ll have stops and excursions in Spain, France, Italy, Montenegro, and Greece. So far, I haven’t been able to find much on the Internet about horses and/ or horseback riding, but I’m sure we’ll find something and, hopefully, we’ll be able to send in some photos for the June Cariboo Chatter.

(Knutsford) and Lloyd Creek Ranch (Pinantan) as Century Ranches, and the Louis family (Vernon) as a Family. On Saturday night, Ken Mather received the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC. At the 25th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo on April 19, BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees were Coldwell Ranch (Jesmond) as a Century Ranch, Charlie Coldwell as a Working Cowboy,

Lloyd Creek Ranch (Janette and Vic Piva) was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Century Ranch.

Haughton Ranch was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Century Ranch.

Another awesome weekend in Kamloops has come and gone and many folks left with smiles on their faces and a “see you next year” as they waved goodbye -- after pre-booking their hotel room for next year and the 20th Anniversary of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. We were thrilled to once again have the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC, open the show Friday night at the Calvary Church and congratulate the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees: Haughton Ranch

The Louis family was inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame as a Family.

Bob Kjos (Fort St John) for Artistic and Competitive Achievements and Tom Desmond (Alkali/Dog Creek) as a Working Cowboy. I’ll have a photo or two for you in the June Cariboo Chatter. The Wild and Woolly Spring Schooling Show will be held by the 100 Mile House Outriders on May 10.

Ken Mather received the Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation of Cowboy Heritage in BC.

See www.100mileoutriders.com for information. There will be a dressage clinic in Clinton with Catherine Clinckemaillie at Skookumhorse Ranch on May 15-17. Phone 250-459-7772 for information. On that same weekend, May 16-17, the Little Britches Rodeo will be hosted by the 100 Mile House Outriders. They’ll also have a Farm and Ranch Show on the grounds and the Outriders Jackpot Gymkhana will be held on May 18. Also happening that weekend (May 15-18) is the annual BS and Drive Weekend at the Huber Farm in 70 Mile House. They’ll have lessons, country drives, a field driving trial and heritage pleasure driving classes on Sunday. Phone Ken Huber at 250-456-6050 for more information, and ask him about the Cariboo Trails CDE and Driving Clinic on July 17-19, too. We’ll return to Canada on May 18, just in time to head to Merritt for the BC Cattlemen’s Convention and AGM on May 21-23. The next Outrider Gymkhana will be in 100 Mile House on May 30 and there’s an Armitage Clinic on May 2931. See www.100mileoutriders.com for information.

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