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Vernon Young Riders

By Abby McLuskey

ride up in the mountains and back down to camp for lunch. Come and join us if you can! Check out their website Everybody welcome. Hope to see you there. We just had our 4-H Club Communications Night and we had 2 “Speak and Show;” Gabrielle Heiss and me, Abby McLuskey. And the rest were speeches. Even some of our CLOVERBUDS did speeches: Ben, Ashley, Oceana, Georgia and Gabe. And here are our placings:


e are super excited to be hosting our annual “POKER RIDE” again on June 6th. Last year was super fun and we are inviting everyone to come and join us this year. We had lots of riders last year, lots of prizes!!! It’s being held at TIMBER RIDGE TRAILS at 81 Kerby Road in Lumby. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the ride beginning at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 to ride and lunch is $5. It’s a beautiful

Kelowna Riding Club


he KRC held our first Spring Cleanup on March 21st. Thank you to all the volunteers and in particular the Back Country Horsemen Okanagan Chapter. As usual, Back Country Horsemen provided a great turnout of their members to help our club get ready for the season. In addition to the regular cleanup, new footing was packed into the old hunter stalls. We are also going to be amending the footing in our dressage ring in the next few weeks in preparation for our Dressage Festival.

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1st. Abby McLuskey 2nd. Lillian Batten 3rd. Carolyn Currie

1st. Georgia Currie 2nd. Jyssica Heiss 3rd. Alicia Fair and Morgan Sengotta

I think everyone had a lot of fun preparing and presenting. We would also like to thank our four judges for an amazing job: Thelma Desimone, Laura Johnstone, Teresa Morgan, and Elspeth Manning.

By Sarah Hayes

The Dressage Festival is coming up soon May 16-17. Prize list and entry forms are online at the Kelowna Riding Club website. We are in need of volunteers for the show and we require an announcer. If you are able to help out, please contact Ashton at ashtyn_@ KRC does ask that all members volunteer their time in some way to help our club. There are always volunteering opportunities and we have created a new page on our website for Volunteering. We ask that all members give six hours of their time to the club each year, or pay a volunteer fee (this does not include out of town members living more than 50km from the club). Our volunteer coordinators, Tracy and Kate, will also be able to direct you if you are looking for volunteering opportunities. Volunteering for your club not only fosters camaraderie with your fellow club members but provides you with a sense of accomplishment and pride. And that leads us to our annual Adult Camp. We are in search of a volunteer to help organize and coordinate the Adult Camp scheduled for

July 31-August 3. Organizing will include sourcing and contracting clinicians (generally one dressage and one jumping) as well as a food caterer. If you are interested, please contact Ashton or any of our directors. Ashton will be able to provide tips and information for organizing. This is a great event and will require some time and effort but is so worth it as the participants are always grateful for a fun-filled horsey weekend! Be sure to check out the website www. for all contacts and event information. Happy riding ~ as always, stay safe and in the tack!

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