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By Lauri Meyers

tablish a scholarship fund that would be awarded to all club members when they graduate from high school and attend post-secondary. The award will be presented at their graduation ceremony. We are seeking community support to help fund this ambitious endeavor. The club is willing to work for donations - yard clean-up, raking, painting fences, etc.   You can contact the Club at  or  Facebook - HOOF ‘N BOOTS - 4H  Horse


Showmanship lessons at IPE fairgrounds

rmstrong Enderby’s newest 4-H Horse Club, Hoof ‘N Boots, started January 2015 with an opportunity to give back to the community that has shown great support for this club. Club Leaders, Cathy Forster and Lauri Meyers lead the girls in a 10km walk for the “Coldest Night of the Year” fundraiser on February 21 raising over $600 for the charity. Club members have also completed 4-H speeches, a couple of riding lessons, a fund raising tack/garage sale and some spring cleaning at a local business. Upcoming events include a concession stand at the Paint Horse Show in Armstrong on May 30 and 31, a fundraising bottle drive on July 4 and a 4-H horse show and concession at the Armstrong IPE grounds in July. Other activities include Summer Sizzler in August, Salmon Arm Fall Fair in September, a year-end Banquet and a winter sleigh ride are just some of the activities the girls are looking forward to. We raise money to subsidize our 4-H activities and offset costs for some of our less fortunate members. One of our goals this year is to es-

Oliver Riding Club


e have an exciting program stored up for the year but will we start on time and will we have enough interest for the events we have planned? Well guess what? We have a record number of people in the club (a record as far as recent times are concerned anyway), over seventy at our last count, and our program has taken off as planned and we are also firming up the events for later in the year. The first big news is that we have ar-

Chrissie Seibeck HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year

Coldest Night of the year fundraiser

By Max Alexander rangements in place for our second clinic this year and it is a new departure for the club - we are going to have a go at a Garrocha Clinic set for July 10-12. Now that will be fun to do or to watch. We are also fully booked for the Paul Dufresne Clinic at Improve Your Skills clinic with instructor Leanne Pitman (yellow cap), the end of May. Annette Glover, Verla Strawn, and Chrissie Seibeck. Our first Improve Helen Russell coming to talk to us about how Your Skills went well. We have three categories, Western Horse- being “horsecentred” has and can help to enmanship, English and Jumping. The plan is to rich our lives. If you are reading this and would run this event through eight sessions and we like to come and give the club a presentation will finish up with a competition day to show please contact Max at 250-497-5199 and we the progress that riders and their horses have can discuss the possibilities. Anyway the trail beckons and the sun is achieved over the year. Something else that we are introducing shining in the South Okanagan so finish reading this year is to combine our monthly meetings Saddle Up and then hit the trail with your horse. with a talk by a guest speaker. In April we have Happy Trails to all from the Oliver Riding Club. • 45

Saddle Up May 2015  

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