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Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley • Photos courtesy of Ron McCarthy bronze and Frank Principe spurs for Superhorse. All-Breed classes your style? We are offering iPods for those High Points! Visit the LMQHA page at www.BCQHA.com for more details.

Officers & Directors 2015

President: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com Vice President: Mary Ratz-Zachanowiz, mary.ratz@prototype.ca Treasurer: Pia Petersen, pia.petersen@aurelsystems.com Secretary: Haley Russell, haley.russell21@hotmail.com AQHA Region One BC Rep: Haidee Landry, hmqh@hotmail.com Website: http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA

Breeders Incentive Program

Horseman’s Bazaar

Well, it was another wet and rainy Bazaar Day, but we still had about 1500 people there! We had great entertainment and demonstrations of the horse, llama and dog variety as well as a “Queen Elsa” and a clown! People seemed to enjoy themselves and stay longer throughout the day. A heartfelt thank you to all of our volunteers and sponsors for making our main fundraiser and community event possible. You are all awesome! A huge thank you to our amazing Bazaar Team for their months of dedication, planning and hours put in getting the day put together... you are all an inspiration!

Jodie Moore being presented her Horse Industry Professional of the Year award from HCBC

Schooling Show

We had quite a few horses for the Schooling Show held April 4 at Thunderbird Show Park. Exhibitors seemed to have a good time showing to fantastic judge Jodie Moore while getting their horses out to prepare them for the upcoming season. Thank you to Jeneane Evans for organizing the event and the volunteers who pitched in. Thank you also to the exhibitors who chose to spend their holiday Saturday with us!

We are so excited to announce the inaugural year of this innovative new program! We had 20 stallion owners donate breedings to their quality boys and sold them through an online auction as both a fundraiser and to develop a new closed futurity program to promote and encourage the industry in BC. There will be approximately $3000 added to the Yearling Tri-Challenge Futurity to be held in 2017. All foals from the resulting breedings purchased through the auction receive a free entry; however, ALL get of participating stallions born in 2016 are eligible to enter. There was an incredible amount of enthusiasm for this program from mare and stallion owners alike; we already have interest from potential participants for next year! To view the 2015 participating stallions, please go to the LMQHA page of www.BCQHA.com. If you have any inquiries, please contact Mellissa at mellissa1@hotmail.com.

AQHA Ride

Llama agility

Pub Nights

LMQHA hosted its first Pub Night of the year March 26 at Duke’s Pub in the valley. From all accounts, it was well received and a good time was had by all. Our next Pub Night will be May 8 at the Artful Dodger in Langley. No babysitter? No problem! With the licencing at the Dodger, the kids can come along too. Sure to be a fantastic time with Silent Auction, good food and great company. Have a night out and support the club at the same time! Contact Haley at haley.russell21@hotmail.com for information and tickets. 52 • Saddle Up • May 2015

Things are sure shaping up for a weekend of trail riding at the upcoming AQHA Ride in Lumby, June 19-21. All the paddocks are booked at this time but don’t worry, there is a huge meadow for you to camp in -- bring your panels, etc. for your horse. There is plenty of room. Cabins are available for rent also. Should be a super weekend with prizes (such as a roughout saddle!) and more. Please contact Jeneane at jeneane63@gmail.com.

July Circuit

At the distribution of this issue of Saddle Up, our May circuit will be but a fond memory; stay tuned next issue for a recap. Our July Circuit is next on deck which is our “Big Prize Show.” We have sponsored saddles for High Points, hats by Brim Styles for Reserve, a Halter Champion of Champions

Paul Dufresne HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year

Saddle Up May 2015  
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