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From the Editor…


Features Veterans’ Ride Across Canada HCBC Equine Summit Don’t Block the Brilliance Geometry of the Hoof – Part 2 Century Downs Racing Alberta Wish Ride CQHA – Three World Championships New Sweet Itch Product Red Bag Delivery Pierre Cloutier Heads West Getaway and Play Feature

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Our Regulars Cariboo Chatter


Top Dog!




Horse Council BC


BC Paint Horse Club


BC Rodeo Association


Back Country Horsemen of BC


Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Assoc.




What’s Happening? Let’s Go!


Business Services


Rural Roots (real estate)




On the Market (photo ads)


Shop & Swap


ur first Hummingbird of the year arrived just the other day! Spring has officially arrived and the show season has begun! I’ll have a report on my trip to Red Deer’s Mane Event in the next issue. We have two very adventurous rides across Canada happening; one in appreciation of our Veterans (page 3) and the other of a man seeking ‘his gold’ by heading west to BC (page 25). Good news for racing enthusiasts… Century Downs is now OPEN! See page 14 for that story. Does your horse have Sweet Itch? Mine does – and there is a new product on the market that I am trying out – see page 21 for more details. I’ll keep you posted on my horse’s progress. Looking for something different Photo by Pam Montgomery to do for yourself or your visiting family or guests? Take a look at our “Getaway” feature on pages 26-31. Enjoy the ride (or drive)!


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