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APRIL 2009



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From the Editor… Features Sheath Cleaning Lungeing – Part 3 More Starving Horses Bombproofing your Horse Trailering – Part 5 Flying Changes Kamloops Cowboy Festival Annual Fashion Feature Okanagan Breeders Showcase & Sale

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Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC


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BC Quarter Horse Assoc.


BC Paint Horse Club


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BC Cutting Horse Assoc.


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Clubs & Associations


Business Services


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What a whirlwind month... and what a deadline for this issue. A very busy month for Saddle Up! April will be just as busy with two more events we’ll be participating in... the Okanagan Breeders Showcase and Sale on April 11 & 12 (with the Catalogue of Horses included in this issue), as well as the Mane Event on April 24 to 26. I am so looking forward to returning to Red Deer again this month - we had a great time and Saddle Up was so well received. With show season starting up you might want to take a look at our Fashion Feature inside - with some great new looks and colours. The Provincial Children’s Wish Ride is right around the corner with rides starting up in May - see their ad on page _____. There is also a new Alberta ride as of this year with Walter White’s daughter Irene heading it up. More sad stories of starving and rescued horses in this issue. It truly makes me sick to hear these stories - and these are just ones that we know of! When will the law or our government buddies step up to the plate? See you out there!

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Windhorse Hosts Two Prominent Clinicians Charles Pinnell has developed a reputation for his unique and simplistic teaching methods, which bring out the best in a horse and rider and create the trust and bond needed to achieve a competitive edge. At the request of several enthusiastic riders who attended his clinic last August, Charles returns to the Okanagan for a three-day spring clinic May 1 to 3, 2009, at the Vernon District Riding Club (if weather is inclement the clinic will be held at Windhorse Farm in Coldstream). The focus will be on jumping, dressage, three-day eventing and really obtaining that winning combination of horse and rider, together. Born and raised in South Africa, Charles has ridden and competed from the age of five. His equestrian credentials span three countries including Europe, South Africa and the United States, and he brings a wealth of hands-on experience to his

**Charles Pinnell Clinic** May 1-3 At the Vernon District Riding Club Contact Francis Weeks 250-260-3576

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clinics. Competing on horses owned by the Queen of England, saddling Thoroughbreds in some of the world’s richest races and winning top-level three-day events are just some of his career highlights. Book early for this chance to learn from a clinician that will really get you to the next level in competition. Contact Francis Weeks at 250-260-3576.

Sally Saur of Bellingham, WA, is a full-time sixth grade elementary teacher and parttime horse trainer. Over the years, she’s balanced a day at the elementary school with training two to three Paints in the evening along with her husband, Roger Saur, who is a familiar figure in the Quarter Horse world. “Children and horses require similar training techniques --- begin with something they know can be successful, introduce new concepts with lots of repeated practice and always end with a positive situation. Recess and lunch are important to both!” As an amateur Sally rode Appaloosas and then made the switch to Paints. “Although a good horse is never a bad colour, I do love the colour and patterns of the Paint horses and adore the people who are involved in the Paint industry.” Her first Paint as a professional was a mare raised and owned by Kari Scott. Ima Special Angel won every futurity she was in as a three-year-old except at the APHA World Show. The mare had the look, the attitude and was one of the easiest horses to prepare. Roy and Andrea Aitken of Oliver sent Sally a bay gelding named Just One Kiss. Andrea was the No. 1 amateur for zone 10 that year and Rodney, as he was affectionately known, was 11th in the nation in Amateur Hunter Under Saddle. Sally has created three APHA Champions, and too many superiors to count in events such as Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure. Sally’s most recent accomplishment was coaching Langley’s Calli Rouse and Ima Special Delivery to the top spot of APHA zone one’s Senior Horse. Calli and Isaac also won the award for NWCC’s coveted 14 to 18 high point.

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Sheath Cleaning

By J.R. Kelly

Sheath cleaning is essential to geldings and stallions for their wellbeing and good health. Geldings and stallions should have their sheaths cleaned twice each year. If a gelding or stallion has a dirty sheath or a “bean” in his penis, he may exhibit some or all of the following signs due to discomfort: • Kicking at his belly; • Rubbing his tail against the wall; • Holding a leg up while urinating; • Displaying soreness in the hindquarters. If your horse has a dirty sheath, you may also note an unpleasant odour around your horse -- the smell of a dirty sheath is very, very strong. A dirty sheath can prevent a gelding or stallion from moving freely and reaching his full potential in whatever discipline he participates in, whether it be racing, dressage, reining, working cow horse, trail riding, or everyday use. Rubber gloves protect you and your horse. This is not only for sanitary reasons, but also we do not want to scratch the inside of the sheath area with our fingernails, watches, rings, etc. Always remove any jewellery and cut your fingernails before sheath cleaning. In my career 90 per cent of the horses will not drop their sheath down until after the cleaning is completed, unless they are sedated by a veterinarian beforehand. On my Sheath Cleaning

DVD, I will share with you how to effectively clean this sensitive area of a male horse without requiring the horse to drop and how to do it safely. One of the most important things to remember when cleaning the sheath of a horse is to stay calm, be patient and be gentle. This can be a very dangerous undertaking so it is advised to take precautions and always have someone around to assist you. “Be as safe as possible.” If you are not comfortable doing this cleaning yourself, always find a professional cleaner as it will be better for you and your horse.

The “bean” is a firm lump of smegma (like a kidney bean) that has collected and hardened inside the urethra of the penis. The urethra is under a lip/hood of skin at the head of the penis. A bean can cause serious pain to a gelding or stallion, as it can become so large that the horse can no longer urinate. Beans have been known to accumulate to the size of a golf ball, which could cause many health problems. The smegma can be very, very hard -- making it feel like pea gravel or course sand inside the sheath. Smegma is made up of dirt, sand and excretions which builds up inside the sheath. The smegma can become so hard that it almost totally blocks off the • Horse Dentistry - 20 yrs exp. - IAED Member first entranceway. • Equine Sheath Cleaning • Horses For Sale Just leaving enough • Trailer Loading and Handling Problems, etc. room for the urine • Clinics • Horse and Livestock Hauling to run out, but does • Better Horsemanship DVDs not allow the horse to drop down at will and Suite #339, 612 - 500 Country Hills Blvd NE, air himself out and Calgary, AB, T3K 5K3 relax. Sheath cleaning Cell: 403-993-0269 • kellyshorses4you@yahoo.ca isn’t the most pleasant www.jeffreyrkelly.com


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experience, but it is essential to the gelding/stallion’s well-being and for good health. Foreign matter can be hidden in this area as well, example – a tree branch, a piece of wire, etc. Where to find a professional sheath cleaner? Ask other horse professionals in your area (farrier, massage therapy people, horse trainers, etc.). Inquire at tack shops, tack repair shops, feed stores, look for posted business cards. Also look at the local newspaper, horse magazines and the Internet – Google: sheath cleaning. Please check out my website at www. jeff reyrkelly.com, as I put on clinics to help horse owners get to a better place with their horses and also have educational products supplies to sell. The average cost to do a sheath cleaning per horse is $50 to $175 and depends on distance, travel time, difficulty of horse, etc. It takes 45 minutes to two hours per horse. J.R. Kelly has been involved in the horse industry in a variety of areas for 35-plus years: at racetracks in Canada and the US, as starting gate handler for 17 years, as an outrider for five years, horse dentist for 25-plus years and as a horse trainer for four years. He is an IAED member and attends the horse dentist conference every year. He has been blessed to be able to work on some of the best horses for some of the trainers in Western Canada.



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JUNE 20-21, 2009 • OLDS, AB 2009 Presenters


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Lungeing – Part Three (Special Series)

By Holly Baxter

Photos by Joy Viel


See the February issue of Saddle Up for Part 1 - Introduction to Lungeing and the March issue of Saddle Up for Part 2 - Basic Lungeing Safety is always paramount with any work with horses, especially when a new method of training is being introduced such as lungeing. The photograph shows a horse prepared for lungeing. The horse is in a plain snaffle bridle with an ordinary cavesson. The lunge line is secured by looping the line around the cheek piece and cavesson strap, then under the jaw and attached to the cavesson strap only on the far side. This method is illustrated in the February, 2009, issue. The reins are knotted at the buckle and then twisted with the throat latch looped through so they remain out of harm’s way. The stirrup leathers of the saddle are doubled back on themselves and looped around the irons, with the stirrup strap fed through the keeper. A surcingle can also be used rather than a saddle. A word on side reins: I avoid using side reins on a young horse until they are moving in balance, with a forward and rhythmical way of going. Early use of side reins, especially ones applied too short, will only inhibit the natural way of going of a horse. Side reins can be used when the horse is trotting happily

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around on the lunge and showing no anxiety. The length of side reins are determined when the horse is standing still with his head in its natural position, which is about four inches in front of the vertical. They are always the same length and clipped onto the snaffle above the reins and run horizontally to the saddle or surcingle. At the saddle, they are run behind the first billet and attached to the second or third billet. This prevents them from sliding down. The idea behind side reins is too encourage the horse to seek the bit rather than force a head set. Side reins that are being used to force a horse’s head into a particular position will only create back and neck discomfort. Your horse should be introduced to side reins prior to being lunged. This can be as simple as leading him in walk prior to the lunging session. I clip the side reins on after the 10-minute warmup when I am going to begin serious work in trot. The side reins create a desire in the horse to lengthen his neck and seek the bit. As the bit is sought, the horse’s stride lengthens and his hindquarters lower. The trainer must watch that the horse is in rhythm, tracking up evenly and moving in a relaxed and forward way of going. Trot

View of side reins.

Side reins under billet.

sessions are no more than two to three minutes, always followed by a walk. I give my voice aid by saying the horse’s name (calling the horse to attention) and then I give my command: “and easy, trrrot!” Only one voice aid is given while at the same time the whip hand sweeps gently toward the hock. I may also take a step forward. If you are concentrating only on your horse, you will notice he is concentrating on you. His ears will be

Lungeing, cont’d slightly back, listening. Encourage the horse to trot quietly, energetically, and with strides that cover the ground. Watch that you don’t ask for too quick a pace which will only shorten the stride. The goal is for the horse to be in rhythm with his hind legs moving well under his body and dropping his head as he seeks the bit. In a typical half-hour session I will have the side reins on for no more than 15 minutes. They are undone in the cool down. Creating a smooth transition to halt means the horse remains on the track and does not turn in. How do you stop him if he turns in? Using your whip, point it toward his nose and say: “Halt!” or “Whoa!”; if he doesn’t stop, take up a position slightly ahead of the horse and give the command again. If I do not get the halt, I will quietly walk him toward a solid wall. This wall is your brakes; as he

approaches it, give the command to halt again, at the same time give the lunge line one short pull back with a quick release. Do this action again if he does not respond. Most horses want to please, so give clear commands and they will do their best to follow. Learning how to finesse with your lunge line is a skill acquired over the years. I never pull on a lunge line, as I know the horse will win the contest. Rather, I vibrate my line if I want the horse to flex a little to the inside. I will also use the vibrating action along with a sweep of the whip to ask the horse to drop his head and move with a little more activity and collection. Many of the exercises done under saddle can be done while lungeing. I will do spiral in and spiral out on a lunge. I often use walk and trot poles. When I have access to an arena, I will work my

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horse down the long side, asking him to do Voltes in each corner. I might have a horse do a small fence on the lunge, making sure I have a ground line and a wing on my jump. There are many excellent books written on lungeing. My hope is I have whetted your appetite toward lungeing, as it is a basic training tool that can be used throughout a horse’s life to keep him fit, mentally stimulated and limber. Holly Baxter has her BHSAI from Crabbet Park, England, and has worked in the horse industry for over 30 years as an instructor, trainer and Stable manager. Currently she can be found at The Paddock, Vernon, BC.

In this six day intensive course you can learn how to do a complete full body equine massage. Learn how to effectively relieve muscle strains and spasm from injuries to help your horse attain its full athletic potential, learn to identify commonly misunderstood behavioural issues which relate directly to pain and injury or provide pain relief for the athlete or an older equine friend. This course is a blend of both book work and hands-on work in the barn. In our book work section we will cover: anatomy, massage theory, principles of massage, hydrotherapy, common injuries, acute to chronic massage, safety protocol, effects of massage on the various systems, the skeletal system, 30 major muscles and conformation. The full colour manual is yours to keep as a reference book. Our work in the barn begins on the very first day, and we will spend approximately 30 hours of the course working with the horses. No matter what your discipline, equine massage will make a noticeable difference in the way your horse moves, the attitude in work and play, along with reaching out to strengthen your bond with your horse! We now have a new and exciting course: Equine Chiropractic and Joint play for Owners! In this two day intensive course, owners can learn how to safely adjust their own horses. See our website for more details!

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Alberta’s Inaugural Wish Ride Wish Ride set for August 22, 2009 in Kananaskis Country, west of Calgary.

The series of Wish Rides supporting the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada is growing and branching out! Irene White, daughter of Walter White who started the first BC ride in Kelowna, now has a dedicated committee together organizing the inaugural Alberta

At the 2008 ride in Kelowna, Irene said she hoped to continue her father’s legacy by starting rides in Alberta and she’s following through with that pledge. Net proceeds from the event will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Alberta chapter is participating in the event organization. Plans are for a 7 hour ride for experienced riders and a shorter ride (3 hours) to accommodate families and those wanting to spend a little less time in the saddle. The committee plans to provide a Stampede-style pancake breakfast before riders mount up and then food, refreshments and entertainment when everyone gets back. Sponsors are already on board with support, prizes and items for auction.

The event is being supported by a number of equestrian groups in the southern part of the province and arrangements are being made to connect non-horse owners with an outfitter in hopes of opening the event to more people. Due to the facilities available, the numbers of riders will be limited, so pre-registration is preferred. See www. albertawishride.ca for more information or call Irene at 403-366-8199.




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Beautiful 2 bdrm Log home on parklike 157 acres. Fully fenced, beautifully kept and in wonderful condition. Approx. 100 acres in dry land hay and 35 acres of horse pasture. Lots of trees with lots of privacy. This property is your dream come true and only 20 minutes to town. Great views. $659,000. Call Carleigh 250574-2662, carleigh@ranchesonly.com

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Prince George area; 129 acre ranch with secluded setting for 5 bedroom home and view of your own private lake. Produces good revenue on annual hay sales. Has horse pastures with adjacent riding trails. MLS #N4502808 $430,000. Call Bob Granholm, 250-249-0004, bobgranholm@ ranchesonly.com

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Come and join us on for the 13th Annual Provincial Children’s Wish Trail Ride. Ride dates are from May 2 to June 20, 2009 Fundraising ride locations in BC for the 2009 Wish Trail Ride BC Mainland May 2 Delta/Ladner May 9 Kamloops May 23 Kelowna May 30 Fraser Valley May 31 Van/Southlands May 31 Salmon Arm May 31 Arrow Lakes June 7 Whonnock June 13 Grand Forks June 20 Merritt TBA Oliver TBA Slocan Valley

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TBA Hope Diana Decker TBA West Kootenays Karen Sowiak Pending Rides: Prince George, Smithers See website for updates and ride dates in your area Vancouver Island May 2 Victoria Jenn Burgoyne May 17 Duncan Deborah Flinn May 24 Metchosin Jenn Burgoyne May 30 Oceanside Sandi Halvorson June 14 Saltspring Is. Jenn Burgoyne June 20 Courtenay Robyn Speck June 20 Shawnigan LK. Jenn Burgoyne

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A Band of Rescues By Carol Hansson WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?

I know it is a cliché, but the fact that seeing stories of dying, emancipated or mistreated horses is now an everyday thing makes me sick at heart. This time, it is Canim Lake where the latest tragedy occurs. Canim Lake, just outside of 100 Mile House, is home to the Canim Lake Band Reserve where 20 horses were found dead by a band member. I would be devastated to find one horse dead… but 20? Twenty is an unbelievable number. How does it get that far? I understand some people think of horses as work animals (although we have the car, train and airplane now and we don’t rely on them for transport) but even then, horses are an investment that need to be taken care of. You can’t expect a car to run well without gas, oil and the odd tune-up, correct? Then how can you expect a horse to thrive without food, water and vet checks? The SPCA was able to remove four horses when they wandered onto neighbour Carolyn Dobbs’s land. Carolyn discovered another horse on her property on March 19. The band has taken responsibility for this horse and is feeding it. You really are not supposed to be able to count the ribs of a horse simply by looking at it. I’m sure a lot of the damage to these beautiful creatures is covered by their thick winter coat, but I still cannot believe how someone could simply forget about a horse. Originally the band did not want anyone on the property to look at or treat the horses, but no ownership information was given, either. Finally, the SPCA ordered the band on or around March 13 to take proper care of the horses. When the SPCA vet went to visit the horses on the weekend, they found three in bad condition, one of which had to be euthanized. A trailer sent for the two

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horses took away nine, as band members were given an opportunity to surrender more horses. The horses were taken to a preapproved boarding barn in Kamloops. Carolyn has set up a fund through the SPCA to provide for these horses. They will need dollars to cover costs such as food, farrier, worming, teeth and castration. You can donate directly by cheque to the SPCA and receive a tax deductable receipt. Just mark the envelope “Canim Horses.” You can also bring money or feed to the 100 Mile Feed and Ranch Supply which will be forwarded on to Kamloops. Carolyn says: “The up twist to this whole thing is the awareness that these horses, and others around the province, need to have attention. Either summer or winter, they can play a good role in bringing communities together to help. We can all learn from this, to look and be aware and not put off till tomorrow what should be done today! Look at your horse, lay hands on him, see and feel. Winter hair can cover up a lot.” Here’s hoping there will not be another reason for a “rescue article” again next month.


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Help For Starving Horses ‌ Right Or Wrong? By a kind and caring horse person

I am one of the many people in this province that has been involved in feeding starving horses this winter. This is not something that I would have chosen to do with my winter, but the need was great. Many factors converged to make this winter worse than most for the wild horses. I prefer to call them wild horses, not feral. They have been wandering here for many generations and not just someone's lost pets. In my area, the summer was dry and autumn rains failed to appear early enough to allow the horses to bulk up a bit before the snow began to fall. Then, record low temperatures in December also made it very difficult for the already thin horses to dig through the hardened snow. The downhill trend had started. Home for these horses is Crown land and most years they do just fine. But this year, by late December they were already in trouble. Probably drawn by the smell of hay and my own happy, well-fed herd, one skinny horse started hanging around the edges of my property. It was nothing to throw out some extra hay for him. Within a few weeks, the number had grown to three. How could I not feed them as they stared at my own fat and sassy herd? I am, unfortunately, not made of money,

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but figured if I just fed my herd less (probably good for them) I could give the wild ones enough to stave off starvation until the grass started to grow. Then, one morning, two very skinny, pregnant mares joined the three wild ones and I knew that I could never continue to do this alone. A plea to my horsey connections for a bit of donated hay soon took on a life of its own. I am still in awe by the amazing response. Bags of loose hay here, a bale there, three bales from another. Then 10 bales from another. Wow! Due to the long winter, many had no hay to spare, but cash donations were given. Then the donation of a big bale. The cash allowed for the purchase of a round bale, then another. One day, a woman that has no horses, but often drives by my place, saw that the wild herd had increased to five. She stopped and wrote me a cheque for $100 while thanking me for giving her the opportunity to do something about the suffering.

Another elderly lady that has never owned horses but also wanted to help sent $100. Another woman got out of her vehicle, gave me $20, apologized that she could not give more, thanked me and drove off. I can now share the hay I get with others that are feeding horses in my area, plus I have enough to drive further up the road to feed two youngsters that both lost their moms this winter. During the most recent cold snap, my wild herd has grown to 10. My longsuffering husband now has the task of fi lling an old cooler with water many times a day for them. A salt block keeps them from wandering on the road to lick road salt. Just before dark tonight as I approached the wild herd for their last feed of the day, I was met by a wonderful sight. The herd was already happily munching on a large amount of some lovely grass hay. I have no idea who brought all that hay and spread it in piles. The smiling corners of my mouth were met with tears of amazement and gratitude that flowed down my cheeks. So many people have been so kind. I am sure that some of these horses would have died of starvation without their help. Thank you all so much! That brings to the forefront the other reason that I felt I had to write this. During the search for hay donations, I spoke to many people. Some of those people were very much against what I was doing. Many times I was scathingly told that I was only making the situation

Starving Horses, cont’d worse. That to feed these poor creatures was to allow them to survive to breed again. That these "wild" horses were simply worthless and shouldn't be out there anyway. That they are all better off dead and all people that feed these horses are just messing with the law of survival of the fittest. I can't argue that the whole issue of starving wild horses has come to a head this winter, but I believe that the answer here lies in management, not starvation. Management will mean that some of these horses will lose their lives. A shot in the head is a much better way to die than the agonizingly long time it takes to starve to death. Starvation puts all horses on the same playing field. A young healthy mare with a weanling at her side, a young healthy yearling or an older horse are all just as likely to die when food is not available. Survival of the fittest usually refers to natural weeding out of unfit specimens, not starving to death. To all of you that so callously spewed derogatory comments to all of us that donated or toiled to ease the suffering of so many innocent horses, shame on you. Kindness is never wrong and willfully allowing starvation as a means of culling always is.

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By Kim Stinson

The Okanagan Horse Rescue would like to formally thank those who have supported the recent first annual Hoof ‘N’ Hearts Dinner & Dance fundraiser held in conjunction with the Vernon Winter Carnival at Lone Pine Ranch. Special thanks also extended to all volunteers and members for their hard work. The event was a wonderful success and we are proud to announce the funds raised totalled almost $5,000! The event was attended by over 110 people who enjoyed a casual dinner served by a local caterer and bartending by the Friends Of Fintry. The dance floor was lit up with live entertainment provided by SherriAnne, Tom Stinson and Roger Gabriel with Steelewater as well as live auction commentary provided by Valley Auction Ltd. Both the live and silent auctions had many great items donated by our wonderful sponsors. Thanks to our sponsors and many individual contributions, we can successfully say we have held a wonderful first event and look forward to working with these sponsors and individuals for future events! GOLD SPONSORS Wendt’s/Knuckleheadz Design Valley Auction Glen Shadlock & Brandt Tractor B-103 FM Country and Troy Scott SILVER SPONSORS Millie V Meerhiemb Art Studio Shambhala Canyon Edge Records Friends Of Fintry Lone Pine Ranch Opal Mine Saddle Up Magazine Manteo Resort Vernon Insurance Services Inc. and Keith Breitkreutz Vernon Dodge and Kent (sales)

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A very special THANK YOU to the musicians Roger Gabriel, Jay Terrance and Sherri-Anne that were willing to put themselves on the auction block for our cause and helped us raise extra money. The purpose of this event was to assist the Okanagan Horse Rescue in moving forward in a new and positive direction and it worked! Because of contacts made

during the set-up and running of this event we have had offers to potentially lease properties in the Valley! We are also excited to have opened up new lines of communication between our organization and the SPCA. We will be striving to work in conjunction with this society to provide a legitimate operation to benefit the horses in need in the Okanagan. We will endeavour to keep the public informed of our progress in this regard. Okanagan Horse Rescue is always looking for new members and sponsors. We are currently seeking more foster and adoptive homes as we are assured that these services will be greatly needed in the near future. If you would like to get more details on becoming a foster home, membership, would like to be signed up for any future volunteer work or any other inquiries, please contact Kim Stinson 250215-0144 or Kathy Harper at 250-545-5207. The Okanagan Horse Rescue (formerly the Vernon and Area Horse Rescue) would also like to extend a big thank you to Joann Virigin, Wendy Dyck and Carla Christman for the hard work that they contributed to the rescue in the past. The board of directors of the Okanagan Horse Rescue regrets the resignation of these members and wishes them all success in their future endeavours. The board of directors would also like to thank Ms. Christman for adopting the remaining previously rescued horses so that they no longer require the services of the Okanagan Horse Rescue.

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Pro-active Bombproofing

By Paul Dufresne

Diffusing the bomb is something that is very important to anyone owning a horse and striving for a healthy and safe relationship. Why leave it to chance, why hope a horse gets used to it as so many take forever to do so? How about if we don’t leave it to chance and ensure we facilitate it. The last article I wrote demonstrated that by affecting a horse’s shape in a positive way we can also start to put the horse’s emotions in a positive state. Once we can affect the emotions this way and have reasonable yields to pressure, we can truly start to prepare our horses to accept more scary situations. The best way I have found to approach this is “leading by example.” Leadership is the one thing we can bring to any new situations. I will give you a practical example so this can better be understood. In this scenario I use a bag of noisy tin cans. The horse is behind me at a reasonable

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distance on a 12-foot lead. If a horse tends to be easily scared, a longer lead may be useful. I then move forward to the bag -- never looking at the horse -- but rather

feeling the horse on my lead. I want to make sure that I am between the horse and the scary object (as we should always do if we expect a horse may be scared of

Pro-active Bombproofing, cont’d some particular thing). I never direct any energy toward the horse. I make sure my connection (hand, arm and shoulder) is as relaxed looking as possible. I then proceed to slightly hunch over the bag and nudge it away from me. If this bag was truly dangerous they would not expect me to look so relaxed. Even so the tap gets the horse to have a bit of a startle reflex initially. I make sure, even if the horse tugs my arm hanging onto the lead line away from it I just calmly resist it, never looking back at the horse. I proceed to kick the bag of tin cans away from me. As soon as the horse is not pulling on me I again move forward to the bag and bend over it stepping on it, beating it in a fairly energetic way. Now I punt it away from me, still being careful not to send any energy toward the horse with the lead line or my body parts. I keep moving forward to the object kicking it away, I bend, pick it up, and toss it away … again always away from the horse. The tough thing is to remember to never look at the horse or look worried. This could also be combined with the advance retreat method. If I wanted to, I could double up on this effect, using positive herd dynamics, and work two horses at once. I could have one person away from me and I would kick the bag part way to them. Instead of waiting for it as the second horse might be thinking flight, they would attack the incoming bag and move toward it. This move to the bag prevents the horse from thinking flight as now they are attacking it. The horses, although somewhat reluctant will usually move forward. Moving forward to something scary is not what you do when you’re terrified of something. After a few repetitions, the horses get much braver as their leader just keeps moving and beating the life out of the bag. At this point you can often pick it up and walk away with the horse following you -- as long as you didn’t look at them -- implying they should be scared. The

longer you do this the better. The funny thing is that when doing this for a bit, then ignoring the bag while relaxing, often the horse now goes to investigate it on its own. I don’t let the horse do too much with it as I would prefer to not let them play with it and tease them with the thought of playing with it. If I keep it away from them they then want to investigate it even more, kind of like kids. The more they want to interact with it the more likely they are to not be worried when they do paw it or mouth it. Doing this with a more seasoned horse and a greener horse is a great way to double up on the calm acceptance. This technique works real well with anything we are asking the horse to accept but not cross over in a way that they could get hung up like on a tarp let’s say. When a horse has to accept crossing something we then go into a driving position as will be discussed in the next article. Paul Dufresne is a writer, performer, trainer and clinician in Kelowna, BC, who educates in Natural Horsemanship; Classical Arts; Liberty and Circensic Dressage. He teaches people to understand horses, but more importantly how to

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North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association ~ 2009 Marks Our 25th Anniversary! By Dani Goldenthal Photo by Rein-Beau Images

From our humble beginnings back in July, 1984, with under 20 riders, here we are 25 years later still enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities in North Okanagan by providing them with a world of freedom and movement from the back of a horse! Eighty-five-plus riders and hundreds (and hundreds!) of volunteer hours per session … we want to thank all of you out there who have supported NOTRA over the years and have kept this program active, alive and growing for so long!

Spring Session 2009 ~ April 14 through June 5 Spring session is almost upon us! Oh, how we are going to appreciate getting out and spending time with the NOTRA riders and horses at O’Keefe Ranch this spring after such a long winter! Classes will again be running Monday through Friday, two half days and three full days per week. Because School District No. 22 won’t be bringing students through the schools any longer, we do have space in the program where we didn’t have it before. If you know of someone who has been wanting to ride, but had heard we had a waiting list, now is their chance! One of our board members is working very hard to provide the transportation and caregivers for our Vernon school children. Once this is in place (fall session at the latest) we expect to be full with a waiting list again.

Volunteers NEEDED The heart of the NOTRA program is our volunteers. Without these generous people giving of their time, there would be no program. A quote I came across a short time ago really spoke to me with regard to our volunteers – “It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. This is so incredibly true! I’ve met so many over my 10 years with 24 • Saddle Up • April 2009

NOTRA who start volunteering with the sincere intention of doing it solely to help others, but what they have received in return in the smiles and laughter … the tears of joy … it’s indescribable! Come and join us this spring … find out what magic a horse can do for the souls of those around it! Volunteer Orientation – Thursday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at our facilities at O’Keefe Ranch. Call Dani for details at 250-549-0105 or e-mail notra@telus.net.

Tack Sale at the OKANAGAN BREEDERS GROUP SHOWCASE ~ APRIL 11 and 12, 2009 NOTRA is hosting a consignment and used tack sale at the Okanagan Breeders Group Trade Fair at the Armstrong Fairgrounds on April 11 and 12. We are looking for good used consignment items to sell. The commission we are charging is 15 per cent, with all of the proceeds going toward the program. Any donated items will be gratefully accepted as well. Donated items will be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Tack items can be brought in Friday, April 10, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and unsold items picked up Sunday, April 12, at 5 p.m. For more information or if you need to drop off tack prior to Friday the 10th, please contact Dani at 250-549-0105 or notra@telus.net. A big THANK YOU to the OK Breeders Group for thinking of NOTRA!

NOTRA’s Annual Raffle Raffle tickets will be available soon! This year’s prizes are: first prize – a barbeque, second prize -- $100 worth of groceries from Askew’s Foods and third prize – a picnic table built by Kindale. Tickets are $2 each and will be sold at hot dog sales in various locations around Armstrong and Vernon or you can pop up to O’Keefe Ranch any weekday morning between April 14 and June 5 to pick up your tickets and see the program in action!

Mark Your Calendars! 16th Annual Ride-A-Thon 2009 ~ Sunday, June 28, 2009 This is NOTRA’s single biggest fundraising event of the year. All of the money raised goes directly toward making the program accessible financially for all disabled riders no matter what their ability to pay. Our board works hard to round up really terrific incentive prizes for riders who collect pledges and the local private and business community are unbelievably generous in providing them! Plan to gather a group of friends and come out and have fun! It’s not too soon to start thinking about collecting pledges! There are corporate sponsorship options for the Ride-A-Thon as well at bronze ($100), silver ($250), gold ($500) and platinum ($1,000) levels. Log onto the NOTRA website at www.notra.info to see how your sponsorship dollars will benefit your business.

Roman Ramblings A usual occurrence for this time of year is that a list of trade shows and equine events that Nancy/Saddle Up has to attend are posted on the fridge calendar. I find it amazingly coincidental that most of the dates she plans to be away are the ones that we had mutually agreed upon to use to paint the living room and to finally finish the rock work behind the wood stove and maybe wallpaper the dining room window wall. The latest and most recent survey indicated that the majority of Horse Husbands do not apply wallpaper very well and painting tends to be just ok, unless well supervised. And rock work means mixing a bag of mortar and making a grey dusty mess within about 200 square feet of the general work area. But if Nancy is away for two nights, then I can make a mess and hopefully have it

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all cleaned up by the time she gets back. Right? Have you ever had a paper vacuum cleaner bag explode and spew everything you just cleaned up all over the living room? It seems that the bags have to be changed occasionally? Just where can you get a type U bag at 9 o’clock at night. “Please note that your vacuum is not designed to pick up mortar or dry-wall dust and your warrantee is probably void if you do.” Horse husbands! Beware of the upcoming show season! Because as most of you know by now, if you don’t go to the horse event with your partner then your list of chores somehow appears. It is a catch-22 situation for if you give in and agree to go to the event then the chores are still there when you get home. And if you are like me, then there are probably still some tasks on it that are left

over from last year. Don’t you just hate when the snow melts and uncovers some stuff that you didn’t quite get around to completely finishing before it was conveniently covered up for the winter? The retaining wall by our outdoor arena looked great when it was all covered in snow. I love saying “the outdoor arena” because it makes it sound as if we have an indoor one as well. Ya sure! I wish! One with a retractable roof no less! ( Is it too late to apply for a 2010 grant???) Ride safe and return safe and remember if the horse hasn’t been ridden all winter, let someone else get on him.

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Trailering in 5 Easy Pieces – Final in the Series By Kevan Garecki SPECIFIC SITUATIONS

To complete this series, I’m going to focus on four of the most common issues I’ve encountered. There are countless variations on these themes, but from these examples you can draw some insight as to what might work in your particular situation. Please keep in mind that these are by no means guaranteed, as nothing to do with horses is a sure thing. I am only imparting to you what has worked for me in the past. I am constantly altering my approach, tailoring it to meet the needs of each individual. Avoid the pattern of thinking that just because a certain method worked last time that it should work again. Every horse is different and each day brings a fresh challenge; that’s why those brief “manner sessions” (yielding, backing, standing) before

getting started are necessary gauges of how the horse is feeling at the time. I must point out here that it is critical to properly identify which of these may be closest to what you’re dealing with. Inadvertently identifying a scared horse as one who simply refuses out of stubbornness can leave emotional scars that will prove to be more difficult to overcome than the original problem. I cannot stress enough how important it is to have the “right stuff ” for instances like the ones outlined below! If you do not feel confident enough to lead a frightened horse onto a trailer, or deal effectively with a dominant horse; please enlist professional help, for the horse’s sake. It will pay off in the long run.

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“I Don’t Wanna” I simply work to show these horses that getting on the trailer is a lot more desirable than not getting on. When they balk at the ramp or step, I keep constant pressure on

the lead by pulling down slightly and pushing the rope towards their chest. I then move them backwards to a point I determine. If the horse backs off on their own, then you make them back even farther. The pivotal point here is that you make the decision when to stop, not the horse. Once you stop, give the horse a moment to digest what’s just happened. As soon as they have chewed on this, lead the horse back to the trailer again. The instant they balk, back up again. It may take several trips backwards across the driveway, but eventually the horse will start to realize that balking means doing something they like even less than getting on that trailer. In a nutshell, this type of horse tends to respond more favourably when we make the right thing easy and the wrong thing harder.

“I’m Scared” Fear of loading can be complicated in its own right. The fear can be based on previous experiences, lack of trust or simply not being allowed to move at a comfortable pace. At first, encourage the fearful horse to just check out the ramp or step and nothing more. I try to be conscious of where s/he is most comfortable with my presence; some

Trailering, cont’d prefer to have the handler close to their head, others prefer us to be at their shoulder. Once I’ve determined where they like me to be, I maintain that position throughout the session. Scared horses are seldom comfortable with us directly in front of them; this contradicts their perception of our body language. If they turn their head away, gently redirect their attention to the trailer opening. I want to make sure the horse has only one place to focus on; that trailer doorway. If they take a step on, but back away, I let them do so. Give them a moment, then ask the horse to move forward again. It may take numerous attempts, but each time you allow them the freedom to move where they want AFTER they’ve taken that step aboard you earn another measure of trust. When the fearful horse has walked into the trailer, I turn them around and we walk off together. Subsequent tries will see the horse standing in the trailer for longer periods, determined mostly by their comfort level.

“This is All New to Me!” Horses are creatures of habit; “different” means “suspicious.” Sometimes, all it takes to be shuttled back to square one is presenting horsey with a different trailer. Our own horses were used to a straight haul with a ramp, with limited exposure to angle-hauls. The first time I asked them to walk into a step-up took a little longer than usual, but we gave

both of them time to sniff everything and to take a few “test steps” in and out. That few minutes invested early boosted their confidence and we never had so much as a sniff afterwards. The next shock came when I purchased my current trailer; a four-horse head-to-head. Entering the trailer was a no-brainer, but backing them into the front stalls took a few tries until they figured out what was involved. Again, we took our time with them, allowing them to stop and investigate at every step of the way. By the third time, they were completely comfortable being put into any position in that trailer. I mention this because it’s a classic example of what even a seasoned loader can go through whenever something changes.

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Perfect Flying Changes Aren’t Easy

By Chris Irwin


Greetings, Saddle Up friends, from Riversong Ranch in Alberta. It’s so good to be home again after this latest trip for clinics in Bermuda and the Netherlands. While I love my job of coaching students and horses, what I am getting increasingly tired of is flying. The “friendly skies” are just not all that user friendly anymore. If I was a horse on that flight home from Amsterdam then I would have had a swishing tail, flattened ears and I would’ve kicked the child behind me who repeatedly bumped the back of my seat while his mother did nothing to control her demon spawn. So it was while enduring the eight-hour flight from Amsterdam to Toronto, only to then connect for the 4-1/2-hour flight to Edmonton, that

I began contemplating what I should write about for this column. It’s tricky to feel creatively inspired when you’re not comfortable within your environment, yet because of my discomfort it suddenly dawned on me that I don’t enjoy flying anymore than most horses enjoy performing flying lead changes. We just do it, even when it’s uncomfortable for us to do it, because “we have to.” The irony here is that 99.9% of the time a horse can perform flying changes all on its own before it is even one week old. So the question then evolves into “why do horses that can perform flying changes on their own suddenly end up resisting a rider and giving the ‘wrong lead’ or rushed trot, or will not change leads, or end up disunited at the lope or canter Classic Country & Western Wear when the rider asks for Farm, Feed & Pet Supplies Giftware, Jewellery & Handmade Crafts a flying change?” Reclaimed & Antique Furniture The answer is Country Living/Décor Accessories obvious; the resistance New/Used Tack Ranch/Farm Equipment Supplies from a horse when *Weekly In-store Specials* asked to do a flying Also Available: change must have Lockton Photography & Studio something to do with Custom Picture Framing PA & Stage Equipment Rentals the rider. Perhaps Genie Entertainment & Music Bookings the rider does not know how to ask for OUR NEWEST ADDITION the flying change CF Fencing - Manufacturing & Installation correctly? Perhaps of Fencing & Related Products Cossentine Saddlery - Custom Leatherwork & Repairs the horse does not understand how WANTED: Handmade & Locally produced products the cue is being Consignment Sales Available communicated? Modern Life… Country Living… Or perhaps the cue Toll Free: 1-877-295-7805 or 250-295-7877 is communicated Email: whisperridge@nethop.net

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correctly but the horse is not prepared or balanced to be able to give the flying change? Perhaps the horse is indeed balanced and has been asked correctly but has a mind of his or her own and dare I say the “ego” of the horse simply and defiantly says “NO.” There are a myriad of reasons why a capable horse will not perform a flying lead change when asked and ultimately the responsibility for this comes down to rider awareness and ability. Here’s an example. I was in Belgium working with a dressage rider by the name of Pascal with a handsome gelding named Jashine who was giving her “problems” during flying changes. As I watched Pascal ride it was obvious she is a talented rider and that Jashine is a great horse. However, when I asked her to do simple changes before we looked at the flying changes I could see that Jashine was not becoming truly straight as Pascal rode from left lead canter down to trot before picking up the right lead at the canter. A horse absolutely must find straightness between bends for quality flying changes. Just try to imagine a pendulum swinging from one side to the other without finding a moment of straightness between. It’s physically impossible! continued on page 30

Flying Changes, cont’d So I asked Pascal to keep Jashine in the left bend while she came down out of the canter to the trot, and then to straighten him at the trot, and then asked her to create right bend and do a leg yield from her right leg to simply move him over laterally at the trot instead of asking him to pick up the lead at the canter. We did this a few times in a row until Jashine was anticipating finding straightness during a change of bend at the trot and was giving this to her without any resistance before going into the right bend and leg yield. Next I had Pascal ask Jashine for left lead canter from sitting trot while in left bend and it was a beautiful transition. However, when I asked for the same on the right lead I noticed that while Jashine gave Pascal the correct right lead he stiffened his body and swished his tail during the transition. These sudden “tell-tale signs” clued me into looking even more closely at the mechanics of what was happening between Pascal and Jashine during the right lead canter departure. I noticed that while Pascal was indeed asking Jashine for the left lead at the correct time related to the swinging

of his barrel/girth when in left bend she was NOT asking for the right lead at the correct time when Jashine was in right bend. By asking Jashine for the right lead at the wrong time (when his barrel was swinging to the right or “inside of the bend” instead of when it was swinging to the left or “outside of the bend”) she was again making it very difficult for Jashine to do his job with relaxation and rhythm. We must ask our horses for the right lead as the barrel of the horse beneath our seat swings laterally to the left -- so that the horse is diagonally balanced to do what is asked of him -- and vice versa for the left lead as the barrel of the horse swings diagonally to the right. Soon Pascal was able to get Jashine straight between the bends during the simple changes and she was also asking for the right lead with the timing of the barrel swinging “outside” to the left. With these two critical components now working for her instead of against her I asked Pascal to try the dreaded flying change and… Jashine gave her a lovely flying change without a hint of resistance. He was relaxed, blowing his

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nose and sighing, licking his lips, his tail was now calmly curled instead of tight and swishing in annoyance, his ears were pricked forward and his eyes were warm and kind. Just a few weeks later Pascal and Jashine won their class at the National Dressage Championships in Belgium. Until next time, happy trails to you and yours! Chris Irwin is an internationally renowned horseman, best-selling author, and trainer of 18 U.S. National Championships in riding and driving events with American Wild Mustangs. Chris Irwin resides at Riversong Ranch near Whitecourt, AB. For more information visit www.chrisirwin.com.

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What’s happening at Hidden Hills? By Lisa Maynard Our Junior riders have a busy month planned, with spring break behind them now, the first shows in April are on the horizon. The girls have been working with their horses. English riders with dressage and jumping on their agendas have slowly increased their fitness levels. With proper bending and ground pole work the horses are starting over jumps in lessons with Keelly. Jumping is so much fun when both horse and rider are fit and eager to learn. Western riding students have been working on the many western style “sports.” We have barrel racers, working on bend and quick lead changes. We say the speed always comes, so pre-season work includes lots of stretching and slow gentle warm ups. If a horse only competes in speed events, they must still be well trained, obedient and safe. Western pleasure and reining riders are schooling daily and one has even hauled out for cattle sorting. The Ladies group is having a great spring. Keelly has been working with their horses, and the ladies are enjoying riding lessons on their newly “schooled” mounts. Some ladies dream of a ribbon on their pleasure horses and others look forward to the first dressage show. All of us up at the barn have watched with keen interest how Keelly has been training the Ponies from Mariposa Welsh Ponies. Buttercup, Goldie Locks, and Lollie Pop Time are progressing under saddle very quickly. At spring break camp, the girls spent lots of time with the ponies. We hope to see you all at the Okanagan Breeders Showcase and Sale in Armstrong on April 11th and 12th.

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Riding Tips Your tack is clean and in good repair, you have been waiting for the ice to melt, it’s time to get back in the saddle! You are anxious to get going, remember safety first; hard hats; correct footwear; and to let someone know where you are riding and what Drew and Spider you are doing. Your horse might be a little more “frisky” than you bargained for. Warm your horse up slowly, lunge first if you know how, or have someone with experience help you. Do you have boots for your horse? This might be a good time to use them. A horse with too much energy and early spring footing could cause some leg strain. Do you know how to put bandages on to give your horse’s legs some support and protection? Bandaging is a good skill to learn. With careful preparation, and safety for horse and rider in mind you will be able to enjoy this spring in the saddle. Brittney and Milano

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Kamloops Cowboy Festival Report By Mark McMillan Photos by Rein-Beau Images How did they come? They came by plane, bus, and automobiles. Where did they come from? They came from Alberta, all over BC, and from quite a few different States. Did they enjoy the weekend? It seems that no matter where they came from, or how they got to the 13th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival every one of them had a good time! I haven’t even been home for 24 hours and I’ve had emails and phone calls from all over the country from people saying how much they enjoyed this year’s Festival. We hear it every year - “this was the best one so far.” In my eyes I think the Art of the West Show and Sale would win the most improved category with the Festival Trade Show coming in a close second. The art show had double the floor space this year and it looked great – very impressive! The trade show had a different layout allowing more booths and the quality

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of the merchandise was top notch. Congratulations to David Ciriani, the Committee Chair, on two super shows! The entertainment, as usual, was outstanding. In both the church and the theater we had every seat full, in fact Forsters Convention Center kept bringing in more and more chairs, and people kept coming in and filling them up. We never turned anyone away but we couldn’t pack in any more, either. Anyone that stayed for the Sunday evening show said it was well worth staying the extra night and Tim at the Kamloops Towne Lodge (formerly the Best Western) has already decided to add another package next year – this package to include Sunday evening. The Country 103 Rising Star Showcase was awesome. Both Mike and I said that there was not a one of the six finalists that we wouldn’t put on main stage in the future.

The Cowboy Poetry winner was Mel Brown and the two runners up were Frank Ritcey and Lyn Melnechenko. The Musician side of the contest was won by 11-year-old Naomi Bristow from Ontario, and the runners up were Tiffany Dowhan and Scott Laitre. We will hopefully see them all again in the near future. The best part of the 2009 Kamloops Cowboy Festival? The increase in the number of volunteers that came to help. Over 100 of them! And they were all great. If we were to give a volunteer of the year award it would have to go to Benny Kerner, as he was on top of everything all the time. How do we top it next year? Guess we’ll have to wait and see …..

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Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan

As I write this we’re just wrapping up the 13th Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival. It’s looking more and more like spring and I think everyone would agree – it’s been a long winter and we’re ready for some nicer weather! This coming year looks like it could be pretty busy, too, for the enthusiastic horseowner, as there’s lots of scheduled events on our calendar for the Cariboo. Here’s what the calendar looks like right now: May 1 to 3 – 100 Mile House – Ali Buchan Dressage Clinic, Mike Kidston 791-5247 May 9 and 10 – 100 Mile House – Wild and Woolly Schooling Show May 14 tentative – 100 Mile House – Team Penning May 15 tentative – 100 Mile House – Bullorama May 16 – 100 Mile House – Little Britches Rodeo, Denise 250-3967724 May 16 to 18 – 100 Mile House – Ranch and Country Show, Ron 250-397-2897 May 17 – 100 Mile House – Ruff Stock Rodeo, Art 250-395-1235 May 18 – 100 Mile House – Gymkhana, Jen Felce 250-791-6207 (see below) May 22 – Clinton Cowboy Concert, Patti 250-457-6684 (see below) May 23 and 24 – Clinton BCRA Rodeo (the week after the long weekend)


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Wow … looking good! So mark your calendars now so you don’t miss out. Gymkhanas for instance, there are three in the 100 Mile area this year and they are all worth the drive. The May 18 Gymkhana will follow a fun-fi lled weekend in 100 Mile House with the Little Britches Rodeo on Saturday, the Ruff Stock Rodeo on Sunday and the Gymkhana on the holiday Monday. The 100 Mile Gymkhana is the second annual and is a saddle series, the first of the four will be held on May 18 with the others following on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16. There will be a $2 entry fee per event, which includes Pole Bending, Stake Race, Barrel Race, Keyhole and a Baton Race. Time permitting there will also be a “Mystery Game,” which is new this year. Things get rolling at 10 a.m. in the Outriders Arena. Enter on site, but HCBC members only, please. This is a requirement of all Outriders Events. Age classes are Junior: 12 and under, Intermediate: 13-18, Senior: 19-38, and Jack Benny: 39 and


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holding. There will also be a lead line class for the peewees – our future competitors. Public admission is free. These Gymkhanas are made possible by the kind support of Pharmasave, Tim-br-mart, Primal Electric, Painted Acres, Total Pet, and Little Country – thanks guys! We’ll tell you a little more about the Green Lake Gymkhanas, July 11 and Aug. 8, in the next issue. This is, to our knowledge, the oldest running Gymkhana in BC, and is held at what is probably the most picturesque Gymkhana Grounds in BC. Horses and riders come from far and wide to take place in this fun annual event. Now here’s an event where you don’t need a horse to participate … the 2009 Clinton grad class is putting on a fundraiser “Dinner Theater Cowboy Concert” again this year. It will be held on the Clinton Rodeo Weekend, on Friday, May 22. All proceeds go to the grad class. The concert will feature Alan Moberg and Ed Peekeekoot and tickets are only $25. E-mail Patti at: pallison@telus.net or phone 250-4576684 for more info and tickets.

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Cowboy Poetry Rainy Days

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By Drew Pederson

By Mike Puhallo

The crisp clear days of autumn have finally past, replaced with the west coast rain, a couple months it will last. This doesn’t stop me from saddling up one of my colts, it’s just another thing to teach him, not to get scared and bolt. You dress for the weather, make sure you’re warm and dry, the terrain you choose will have to be hard and high. You pick your crossing carefully when you come to a swollen creek, let your horse ease down the hill, you know it’s not too steep. The water’s rushing way too fast for your little dog to swim, the rain has filled this creek right to its very brim. Come on little buddy jump up here in the saddle with me, We’ll all cross this creek together, as long as this colt don’t try to flee. Your horse pushes through the water right up to his chest, you hold on to your dog, you smile, this colt has just past another test. Work your way along a ridge of fir up to the higher ground, you know this is where the better footing will be found. Under the dark green canopy of towering trees, the driving rain is less, the wind is hardly a breeze. Riding through the timber, you’re relaxed and have piece of mind, it feels good to have the quiet solitude, and be away from the daily grind. This time of year the daylight hours are getting mighty scant, reluctantly you start working your way back toward the ranch. Some people think I’m crazy to ride in this kind of weather, I just think it brings me and Mother Nature a little bit closer together.

March blew in, just like December, An arctic lash, of drifting snow, My horses greet the morning, Butts upwind and heads held low. As I pull on my boots and overcoat I hear that guy on the radio, Talking about a warming trend, “Be here any day you know!” Ashamed, I walk past the ponies in silence, Bite my lip as I throw out their hay. After two months of empty promises They wouldn’t believe me anyway! They used to hang on every whisper, Now they pin their ears and snort. They got no use for a cowboy dumb enough, To believe a weather report.

A GOOD MORNING By Sharron Lawson As I lay my head down at night, I start to think. Soon, that lane comes into sight, Telling me, life is but a blink. Up everyday, well before dawn. Even the birds are still asleep. Out the door, across the lawn, And I don’t hear the slightest peep. Closer and closer to the barn, Suddenly feet begin to shuffle. And of course (and this is no yarn) All my guys give me their good morning muffles.


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I open the door and there they are, Bright eyed and bushy tailed. Now they know, breakfast’s not far For soon I’ll be cracking open that bale. My heart bursts with love for my guys, For I know one day they will be gone. So every morning when I rise, I prey that time will be long. But as I said, life is but a blink, So I saddle up and enjoy a ride. ‘Cause I’m flying high within a wink.

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Fashion Feature Dog and Pony is pleased to present…

The new Stretch & Flex! The Stretch & Flex Wraps are made from breathable Stomatex to help keep your horse’s legs at a comfortable temperature, no matter how hard the work. Comfortable, flexible and supportive, these wraps are ideal for horses recovering from injury. We also carry the Stretch & Flex Exercise Bandages! They have the unique “inbuilt” cool space liner and come in four sizes to choose from! Come check out our new stock and great new fashions for 2009!

JUMP INTO SPRING... and puddles with our newest Joules Rain boots! Many new colours and patterns in ladies and kids sizes. Partner these with some of our newest fashions for Spring from Joules, Miss Filly, Pikeur and more. You will love the cheerful colours and fun styles that are new for the season.

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Fashion Feature Fun & Affordable

Dark Horse Equestrian, owned by Bill & Sue Elliott, offers fun, affordable equestrian fashion ware for riding and around the barn or even away from it! Dark Horse also has an expanding line of horse accessories – from braiding aprons to saddle covers! This year the Dark Horse Fashion line up includes the following key items; The Dark Horse Signature Ball Cap… returns this year with a new look. This wonderfully comfortable hat is 100% cotton, Fully adjustable and looks hot! Available in Pastel Pink, Powder Blue, White and Black. Each colour has a contrast Dark Horse Logo and script. Super Snuggly for Spring… Soft touch Poly/Cotton Full Zip Hoody with contrast Dark Horse Logo on left pocket. Wonderfully soft and comfortable. Available in Pastel Pink or Powder Blue. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Step out in style… Equestrian Boot Sock: Mocha/Blue Stripe with Dark Horse Logo. Acrylic/Nylon Mix: Great comfort, hard wearing, look great! And don’t forget… for those chilly spring mornings pull on a pair of our wonderful Dark Horse Fleece Riding Pants. Perfect for barn chores, dog walks and those early morning rides! 100% Polartec Fleece. Knee Patches. Easy Care. Available in Small & Medium.

Dark Horse Products are available at: Greenhawk, Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, selected Buckerfields branches on Vancouver Island or contact Dark Horse directly from the website: www.darkhorseequestrian.ca dark-horse@shaw.ca or call 250-655-6709

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Fashion Feature womens apparel

Fashions at Donatello’s Donatello’s is Victoria Saddlery’s second store offering women’s equestrianinspired apparel exclusively. The design houses featured here embrace the quality found in well-made sport wear and the fashionable elements of contemporary clothing that still contain the elements of classical, countrified style. Donatello’s is located in the picturesque town of Sidney BC where it finds itself frequented by horse enthusiasts, locals and tourists. Donatello’s is quickly gaining notoriety for its uniqueness and ever-evolving fashion lines. Products include footwear, belts, handbags, luggage and, of course, lots of clothing. Donatello’s is proud to offer the new Gersemi collection which was previously marketed as Kyra K. This new twist on the former fashion line is fresh and modern with equestrian sport at its roots. The Gersemi Ambitious Jacket is a well-fitted jacket that flatters and protects against the elements with its breathable, windproof, and waterproof properties. It includes stretch features on the waistband and wrists, adjustable waistline and multiple pockets. Very attractive and slimming. Available in zinc (a soft silver) and apple (a rich and zesty green) sizes S-L. We also carry a good number of Joules clothing. No one can get enough of this “clothing line with a sense of humor.” Yet, practical and stylish. A variety of comfy tops and colourful polos feature exclusive prints, finishing touches and quirky little extra details. The Joules Peachy Top is soft, stretchy and easy to peel on and off in three new spot prints. It dresses up weekend jeans with dotty details like a decorative button trim inside stripes and ribbon draw cord. Available in Nimbus, (Teal), Cream, and Mocha spot, sizes XS-L. Goode Rider balances nicely the elements of riding wear and street fashion. It has a feminine flavor with modern accents. Fabrics are comfortable, stain resistant and breathable. The Goode Rider Quilted Vest is attractive and practical. The classic fitted vest is dressed up with an ultrasuede collar, back belt, and sharp pocket details. Stretch sides also provide a streamlined silhouette. Will be available in store early April in Navy and Olive sizes S-L.

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Fashion Feature 2009 Fashions

ARISTA Spring 09 has now arrived with an exciting line-up for the show arena and the schooling ring. The line is complete with the latest addition of a Modern Dressage Jacket made with a super stretch water resistant, lightweight technical fabric, beautifully detailed with silver piping and trendy front snaps. Every effort has been made to make this your favourite show jacket, tailored to perfection and very affordable. Brand new this season is the Legacy Show Shirt, a unique and exclusive design by Arista, fabric made in France. Both jacket and shirt are shown with Aristacrat breeches, made from the finest European fabric and the highest quality German washable leather. The breeches are available in low rise, regular rise and long rise in a regular waistband and wide waistband. The line includes several other distinct Show Shirts and a wide selection of Schooling Shirts, Vests and Breeches. The complete collection of Spring 09 can be seen and purchased at your favourite tack shop, Shopatron and www.aristaequestrian.com

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Fashion Feature 2009 Fashion Forecast By Suzanne Vlietstra Show season is upon us, so it’s time to look forward to a new year of opportunities and enjoyment at horse shows. Though the economy overshadows us all, compromising training or turnout is never a shortcut to winning; show ring competition will still be fierce and presentation will play as important a role as ever. As always, show riders must balance three needs in choosing tack and apparel for the show ring: style, value, and convenience. When it comes to styles, each breed or discipline has its peculiarities, but the basics are universal: attractive tack and apparel that fits horse and rider. Value is no longer a buzzword, it’s a necessity. Tack and apparel must be built to last and offer a combination of good looks and reasonable cost that make it an investment, not an impulse buy. Value is more than price: it’s shopping with companies that support horse

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activities and spending your dollars with people that earn them. And while styles continue to evolve and value is no longer optional, convenience- from ordering to ease of carealso gains in relevance. The cost of fuel and the value of time increasingly affect shopping destinations and habits. Western riders continue to have beautiful choices in colours and fabrics for their show apparel. The elaborately embellished clothes of recent years remain popular, but with conspicuous consumption now out of style, expect to see more workmanlike outfits and less over-the-top bling. On to specifics, head to toe: western hats continue their gradual climb towards the vertical, with brims again being shaped more steeply upward on the sides. A warm neutral felt like sand tops brown, tan, and earth-toned outfits, while a cool neutral, like platinum, highlights jewel-toned outfits in blue, red, and green. White hats are striking, but will yellow with age and need to be replaced frequently, so don’t buy the most expensive ones. Black hats work as always with more formal attire, and straws in hot weather keep your head cool with casual comfort. For women’s western tops, the key is comfort and the palette is pretty. Tall collars and ornate cuffs on fitted bodices continue to be the preferred silhouette, with many riders appreciating the comfort of short tunics: waist-length show tops that are worn tails out, over the waistband of your chaps. And speaking of waists - look for all manner of detail and trims in this area, from contrast fabric panels to rows of rhinestones and belted effects. Also important are border print fabrics that blend into the rider’s chaps for a slenderizing look through the torso. Blouses continue to be important, especially in equitation classes. A fitted top that tucks smoothly into chaps creates a slimming silhouette when viewed on the rail. Both blouses and short tunics can be worn over tank tops, allowing the show top to remain comfortably unzipped until showtime. Consider, too, fitted slinky-style tops with interchangeable decorated collars and cuffs - a real budget helper since you only pay for rhinestones once on an entire wardrobe of tops.

Fashion Feature Vests remain a classic western wardrobe basic as they trim any torso and allow freedom of movement, but they’ve taken a back seat to short tunics recently. If you opt for a vest, choose a simple style that blends with your chaps and can be worn over a variety of blouses - it’s a look that’s always in style and easy to wear. In showmanship, suit looks are still trendy, with pants matching tops in a rainbow of colours. Jacket lengths extend to either hip or thigh, with heavy embellishment on yokes, collars, and cuffs. Stones remain a preferred trim, but look for pearls and large jewels as accents too. Roper boots dyed to match show pants is a continuing trend; hats match the outfit base colour or may be a white or other pale shade to provide contrast. From the waist down, western show apparel remains traditional. Whether show chaps are worn over jeans or trim show pants, the chaps must fit smooth and be long enough to cover the rider’s heels when mounted. Rounding up, show pants must be trim to fit correctly under chaps, and should hit the riders’s waist at the same point as her show chaps to avoid the multiple-waistline scenario. Belts and buckles are getting simpler as more of them are hidden (or not worn) under tails-out show tops. Gloves are seen rarely in the western show ring but are always acceptable and should match the rider’s sleeve colour. Boots for showing run the gamut from basic ropers to exotic leather fashion styles with squared toes and leather soles. Western gentlemen continue to use coloured shirts, heavily starched and often sporting a subtle monogram or embroidered figure, and picking up shirt colours in their saddle blankets. Great solids and discrete checks are ‘the right stuff’ and look professionally tasteful from the centre of the ring when topped by a fine quality felt hat or a smoothly woven straw. Colours for the show ring will edge away from the bright and turn towards the classics. Black of course will continue as the base colour choice for at least three-quarters of your competition. Sand, caramel, whiskey, and other earth-tone neutrals offer a terrific contrast to black, but don’t overlook other deep colours that flatter your figure and are easy to keep clean: deep midnite blue, dark greens, rich merlot red, and aubergine purple are all beautiful, versatile, and kind to your thighs. Western show tack continues its decade-long

look of pale leather adorned with intricate silver, but we may see darker saddles regain a foothold in the arena as budgetconscious exhibitors no longer ditch them for new nude leather models each season; expect to see the resale value of used tack rise as riders snap up brand-name ‘experienced’ equipment. Headstalls are still double-eared, and continue to have a wide variety of silver trims on both flat leather and rolled cheeks. Saddle blankets remain big, colourful, and simple in design to allow a rider’s complex clothing designs to take centre stage. Smart showfolk will be evaluating any purchase this year by its style, value, and convenience, while realizing that there’s never a reason to look less than their best in the show ring. As budgeting becomes more important, so too does coordinating a winning look: no one can afford not to dress for success in the show ring this year. ©2009 Suzanne Vlietstra. Writing or riding, Suzanne Vlietstra enjoys horses and their people. Vlietstra is president of Hobby Horse Clothing Company (www.hobbyhorseinc. com) a show apparel manufacturer, and also owns a 50-horse boarding stable.

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Fashion Feature Western Fashion for Men & Women Rocky Mountain Clothing Co.

Cinch cotton plain weave, long sleeve button down green and white gingham with white pearl buttons. Available in April. The Cinch shirts are performance fit which allows for room to move. Longer sleeves, wider body. April brings in lighter spring colours with coral, light green (as pictured) and white. Cinch cotton plain weave, long sleeve button down white pearl buttons, in a white background with blue and orange plaid stripes. Available in May. May clothing is characterized by light colours and neat patterns. May brings us to brighter summer colours such as aqua, orange and blue. Each Cinch shirt line is a mixture of button up traditional plain weave in plaids and stripes. Solid pinpoint shirts great for dress or play and at least one traditional snap western.

New light weight black label relaxed fit jeans, a 12 oz denim for the warmer weather. Available in stores now. Cobra 427 jean is a new jean on the slimmer side of a relaxed jean. This jean is also a lighter weight jean in the fashion category. Dark denim with a resin bake, hand sanding and tacking. Available in June. Cinch jeans always brings you the newest trends in fashion with that same great fit for riding that Cinch is known for.

The Rockies shirting collection for summer brings some nice colour combinations. May starts out with a Lassie Pink and a Board Brown scroll print long sleeve cotton plain weave shirt. This long sleeve woven can be casual or dressed up with western jewelry and belts.

This shirt is a cotton eyelit woven in Dawn Patrol blue. The eyelit pattern gives this shirt the look of stripes and makes it just a step up from the basic woven for the arena.

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Fashion Feature McGlasson Boots

straps or pull holes, stovetops or double scallop, or any combination thereof. McGlasson Boots are made by only two people, Gary and Clara McGlasson. Because we work by hand using age-old methods, the process is exact and painstaking. We demand the highest level of quality in every boot we build. The time involved from ordering to delivery of a finished pair of boots requires patience from us and from our customers, our waiting list varies. McGlasson Custom Boots last for years and they are worth the wait! www.mcglassonboots.com

A new level of quality in footwear, handcrafted in Washington State using traditional Texas-style techniques. McGlasson Boots custom fit for comfort and quality. In bootmaking, the last comes first. We customize each last by hand, to fit the contours of your feet. We sew our stitch patterns on custom fitted uppers using antique Singer sewing machines, securing a precise stitch length and tension. We last each boot by hand to ensure proper shape and fit. We sew our welts by hand, and then stitch around the heels. We use wooden pegs instead of tacks because tacks can rust and rot the inside of the boot. Welting and pegging is a very painstaking job, but it works and has been done for hundreds of years. This method of construction was developed in the early 1800’s by Cosimo Luchesse, one of the world’s finest bootmakers. As traditional bootmakers, we strive to Fashions and Fits for the whole Family! follow in his footsteps! That’s a brief overview of how we construct our boots. We build just • Tuff Rider about any design or style. The basic • Brahma Boots decoration, colours and theme is up •Tuff Hedeman Hats to you. Remember, you’ll wear your • Circle S Jackets McGlasson boots for years. Besides • Wrangler Q-Baby, Cash, Orignal Cowboy Cut & 20X having top quality and fit, they should - Mens & Boys Pro Gear reflect your personality. In the past • Cruel Girl & Cinch we’ve designed butterflies, eagles, • American West motorcycles, fairies, pinched roses, race • Montana Silversmiths Lifestyles, Jewellery, Buckles cars, and tulips. You name it; we’ve • Painted Ponies done it, initials, brands, company logos, • Leanin Tree Cards etc. We build ‘em plain or fancy, narrow • Saddles & Tack Cavalier Show Jacket or round toes, tall or short heels, pull AND a “Kids Korner” with all the newest styles for the little cowpoke

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Fashion Feature Mane Threadz Show Wear Show Ring Styles for 2009

For this show season expect to see bright colours such as pinks, turquoise, and yellow. As well as the favourite earth tones such as browns in chocolate, mocha, carmel, sand, rust and creams. Shimmery, sparkly fabrics are in that have built-in bling within the fabric for rail shirts. Embellished collars and cuffs again this year but also a trend that has the showmanship/ horsemanship shirts with fancy yokes, arms and collars but instead of cuffs, the arms have embellishments just above the cuff area. A lot of people love to keep vests and slinkies in their wardrobes but personally I think the fancy show blouses are much more popular. Chaps in smoothie leather are a favourite as opposed to suede. Solid coloured saddle pads or blankets give a cleaner, not so busy look against the outfit versus a patterned blanket. Felt hats in lighter shades are ideal instead of harsh dark colours. All in all not too much has changed since last season other than the shirts/jackets without cuffs that have nice designs along the cuff area. Wishing everyone a fabulous show season!


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Fashion Feature New Styles for 2009

Check out our new, rugged Carhartt styles! Spring products offer more flame-resistant options for both men and women, three new Work-Dry® (with anti-odor and moisture wicking) tops for women, new colours in many of our favourite women’s tops and new graphic t-shirts for men. Women - new ripstop cropped cargo pants, super durable, yet lightweight. Men - new canvas cargo pants, lighter weight, sitting slightly below the natural waist for a more modern fit, and ‘bonus’ - a special cell phone pocket in the right leg! Carhartt has added their new Spring products to Carhartt. com. including three new pieces of FR clothing for women; a twill shirt, a relaxed fit midweight canvas jean and a midweight canvas active jac. All meeting NFPA-70E, ASTM and OSHA standards. Stetson is here! Western by design, for the stylish cowboy! Plaid and checked Stetson shirts feature a comfortable spread collar, two snap flap chest pockets and snap enclosures at front placket, pockets and cuffs, 100% cotton, with many colours and styles!

Stetson ladies jeans have a 5-pocket classic design, sit low on the waist, with decorative stitching on the back pockets, Stetson branded buttons, rivets and zipper. The Men’s are similar in the 5-pocket classic design, mid-length rise settles slightly below the waist and 100% cotton. Limited store special: Buy any two pair of Stetson jeans and receive a beautiful Stetson bag! Ohh! The boots! Eyecatching details, eight row stitching on detailed shaft, stacked heels, double welted leather soles, leather-lined, removable gel ride technology insole, and leather wrapped EVA midsole. Lovely colours and styles for the ladies to try on. Great colours and styles for the men.

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Okanagan Breeders Group Showcase & Sale April 11 & 12th Armstrong Fair Grounds Armstrong, BC Welcome to the first Okanagan Breeders Showcase & Sale – and we hope this will be an annual event. What better way to show or promote your horse than in a venue that is catering to the Okanagan Breeders? Horses are being presented from up and down the Okanagan Valley. All disciplines and colours, all sizes and pedigrees, and a variety of ages and prices are in the show ring. THIS IS NOT AN AUCTION – it is a Private Treaty Horse Sale. You deal directly with the seller – negotiations can take place. We are also offering a Used Tack Sale, Trade Fair, Stallion Parade/Demonstrations and a Saturday night ‘Gala’ presentation with a “Free Jump” competition and more demonstrations. FREE ADMISSION all weekend. This weekend is provided to you by a small group of volunteers that felt it important to “showcase” the calibre of horses available to you in our Okanagan Valley. We hope you enjoy our venue, maybe buy a horse or two, or some tack or other products from the trade fair, choose a breeding to one of the stallions, or maybe join one of the clubs that are here!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: Friday, April 10 4:00 p.m. Gates open for horses to arrive 6-8:00 p.m. Trade Fair Building open for set-up Tack Sale – consigned or donated items accepted Saturday, April 11 8-9:30 a.m. Trade Fair Building open for set-up 9-11:00 a.m. Sale Horse Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3). Owner/ Trainer showing horse’s abilities. 10:00 a.m. Trade Fair & Used Tack Sale open; from 10:00-5:00 **tba AQHA Test Ride – ride a Quarter Horse (no charge) 11-12 noon Stallion Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3) 1-3:00 p.m. Sale Horse Try-outs (Ring 1 & 2) 3-4:00 p.m. Stallion Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3) 4-5:00 p.m. Sale Horse Try-outs (Ring 1 & 2) 5:00 p.m. Trade Fair & Rings close 6:30 p.m. EVENING GALA: Free Jump Competition, Reining, Dressage & Breed demonstrations Sunday, April 12 9-11:00 a.m. Sale Horse Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3). Owner/ Trainer showing horse’s abilities. 10:00 a.m. Trade Fair open & Used Tack Sale; from 10:00-5:00 **tba AQHA Test Ride – ride a Quarter Horse (no charge) 11-12 noon Stallion Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3) 1-3:00 p.m. Sale Horse Try-outs (Ring 1 & 2) 3-4:00 p.m. Stallion Demonstrations (Ring 2 & 3) 5:00 p.m. Trade Fair & Rings close Pick up of consigned tack

STALLIONS ON DISPLAY SR Kool Starlite – Quarter Horse Arrow Ciclon - Andalusian Corso - Holsteiner Shiney Men Can Jump - Quarter Horse Custom Chrome’s Jackpot - Drum Autograph - Westfalen Drivin To Hollywood - Quarter Horse Cheroot - Thoroughbred Texas Stray – Quarter Horse WF Royal Mist’s Kurik - Morgan YK Otto - Arabo Friesian Dolls Union Kid - Quarter Horse Gitanillo Del Sol - Andalusian Justice - Dutch Warmblood Custom Chrome’s Aiden – Gypsy Vanner Platinum Vom Rappenhof - Trakehner DS Boomin Enterprise - Quarter Horse Noble-T Desparado – Morgan

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Okanagan Breeders Group Showcase & Sale TRADE FAIR EXHIBITORS


USED TACK SALE – hosted by (and proceeds to) North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association

Pre-registered Buyer Draw sponsored by: Custom Chrome Sport Horses Daily Door Prizes: The Armstrong Inn (Sunday Breakfast Buffet for 2) Diamond H Tack Cross Country Horse Sales And others not available at press time Catering: HermCo Catering Free Jump Competition sponsored by: Oakhill Farm Jumps Champion Horse Blankets AQHA Test Ride provided by: AQHA Professional Horsemen Laurie Takoff and Gus Evagelopoulos Round Pens provided by: Superspark Ranch Arena Groomer provided by: Sparks Innovations Tractor provided by: Interior Turf Equipment (tractor) XRT Club Car provided by: Douglas Lake Equipment (Vernon) Shavings provided by: Stride Away Bobcat Services Thanks to our supporters: Vernon Young Riders North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association

101 Saddle Fitting & Barefoot Saddles Armstrong Enderby Riding Club Big M Tack Century 21 – Maureen Chester & MGC Photography Free Ride Scooters North Okanagan Warmblood Breeders Group Country Creations BC Competitive Trail Riders Association Longhorn Rope Creations Spark’s Innovations Dairysource (Unifeed Dealer) Carriage House Miniature Horse Tack & Harness Pet Planet That’s Just Bull Designs Busy Dog Ventures Canadian Friesian Horse Association BC Interior Morgan Horse Club Bill Jurreit Tack Horse Council BC Ferris Fencing Marsh Haven Farm – Anivac distributor MacKenzie Meadows South Central Quarter Horse Association Canadian Warmblood Horse Association Walthers GM Tuf-Tubs BC Cargo Trailers Oakhill Farm Jumps Limited Edition Show Clothing Nickers Saddlery Ltd.

SALE HORSES enter ring as numbered.




LITTLE SARA ZIPS DEAL IS DUN 2003 15.2HH chestnut AQHA gelding by Zippernatural. Pro trained, lots of competition and ranch mileage. Super Youth or Amateur, show or pleasure horse! $7,500.00 plus GST

16.2HH+ 2005 Holsteiner mare by Linaro (Landgraf/ Calypso II) out of Bailey (Deutchmeister/Silvester). Going well under saddle, started over fences. Good mover, suitable for any discipline. $24,000.00 plus GST

SUDDENLY ZIP N COLOR 2004 14.3HH tobiano APHA mare by Skips Dixie Lad o/o mare by Suddenly Zip Dee. Exceptional temperament, willing & very pretty. Chased cows, swam in the lake, great on trails. Performance top & bottom. $5,500.00 plus GST

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TEDDY 2006 16.2HH+ dark bay Clyde/Thoroughbred gelding. Big, gentle giant! Just started under saddle in a ranch setting, now adding the polish. Very easy & willing. With mileage he will suit any level rider. Great prospect for jumpers, eventing. $6,000.00 plus GST

BLAKKUR 2000 14HH black Icelandic gelding. 5 gaited with a big extended trot, used in riding lessons, dressage and jumping. Great on the trails. Truly loves people and attention. $8,500 plus GST





ALREADY IN LUV 2005 APHA 15.2HH chestnut mare by Ready To Zip o/o Zippos Mr Goodbar mare. Fancy, well started Western, English & over fences. Incredible disposition, could do hunters, pleasure, riding horse...paid into APHA Breeders Trust. $6,500.00


HOT GUNSMOKE MAN 1997 14.1HH Paint gelding. Shown both Open & APHA Reining, ridden in the Interior Cutting pen. Super well broke, shown on the rail English & Western, has changes. Fabulous first horse! $4,000.00 plus GST

2000 16.1HH Chestnut Dutch Warmblood mare by imported stallion Immer H (Nimmerdor/Lucky Boy). She is competing Training Level Dressage, 2’9”+ Jumpers. Proven broodmare. KWPN, Old & CWB papers. Ready to move up in 2009! $12,000.00 plus GST

ANGELIC DIMENSIONS 2007 black AQHA filly by Three Dimension Zip. Lovely, sensible and quiet. Very good in her hock, flat in her leg and level neck, a natural for the show pen. In training for the 2009 Futurities. Private Treaty



QUEST VENUS LUNA 1998 13.2HH chestnut Icelandic mare. 5 gaited, clear separated trot & tolt. Super temperament, great on trails and proven broodmare. $7,000.00 plus GST

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ZIPS RISING MOON 2005 15.1HH chestnut AQHA gelding by Zippernatural. 60 days training with Carl Woods. Excellent ground manners, rides out well. Sensible easy pupil, could go English as well. $4,000.00 plus GST

1996 16.2HH bay Thoroughbred gelding by Northern Presence. Second Level dressage, a “10” canter! Bold & talented jumper, evented Training Level. Wonderful work ethic. Suit any discipline. Super YR/Amateur horse. $12,000.00 plus GST

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TWIST 2007 APHA Sporthorse filly by Scotch & Soda o/o Thoroughbred mare. Scotch & Soda is well known for producing incredible hunters & jumpers. Started under saddle, flat kneed mover, uphill canter! Excellent ground manners, will stand out in any discipline! $4,500.00

TEACHER’S PET 14.1 1/2HH 1999 buckskin Quarter Horse mare. Super all round type, great on trails, amazing jump, big step, very smooth to ride. Kind, easy, great disposition. Rides out well, never needed shoes, been to a few shows. $5,000.00 plus GST



VINUR II 2002 13.2HH chestnut Icelandic gelding. Exceptional 4 gaits, outstanding tolt! Well trained, willing and extremely responsive. Side passes, lead changes, jumps and very smooth to ride! A gentle, versatile and yet very hardy breed! $14,000.00 plus GST


GOOD TYME CHARLIE 2005 16.2HH+ bay Clyde/TB gelding. Easy going, big mover, excellent jumping form! Great manners, three very good gaits, extremely athletic. Going well under saddle, suit any discipline. $9,800.00 plus GST



A PRINCIPLE SOURCE 2006 chestnut AQHA filly by Consider His Source o/o great AQHA Youth mare Fistfula Principle. World class pleasure breeding top & bottom, lightly started under saddle. Private Treaty

IMA COOL LUKE 2001 15.1HH AQHA/APHA sorrel gelding with lots of chrome. Extensive training English & Western, started over fences. Been to shows, super attitude, great all round for Open or breed shows. $11,000

NICOLE 2003 15HH bay Holsteiner mare by Cicero (Cor De La Bryere) out of Silvester Girl (Silvester). Fancy with chrome, very good jumper, shown hacks & jumpers. Quick, athletic & careful! Could do dressage too! $25,000.00 plus GST




2007 AQHA grulla stallion by Drivin To Hollywood. Well built, good colour, big hip, excellent hock. Bred to work, started under saddle. Futurity prospect. Private Treaty

2005 16.2HH unraced Thoroughbred gelding by Alfaari. Classic hunter, flat mover & text book form. Was shown once in 2008, top placings in huge classes. Perfect gentleman, lovely disposition. Elegant enough for rated shows! $15,000.00

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DEE DEE DIMENSION 2005 black AQHA mare by Three Dimension Zip. Good jogger and a strong slow loper. In training for upcoming season. Full sister to World Qualifiers, Canadian National Champions & Futurity winners. Balanced, pretty headed and sweet minded. Private Treaty

BENTLEY 16+HH 2005 grey Dutch cross gelding. Super work ethic, great ground manners. Jumping low courses, offering changes. Rides out well. Ready to show. $8,000.00 plus GST



SHY LITTLE LENA 2000 15HH Appaloosa mare by World Champion cutting stallion Ima Lena Too. Extremely focused, this mare loves to cut! Cutting, penning, cowhorse or just a sensible well broke mare to do it all. World class pedigree, easy to have around. $6,500.00 plus GST


URSA MINOR PR 2001 16HH chestnut Canadian Warmblood mare by Justice (Cocktail/Wolfgang) out of the Anglo-Trakehner mare Kinvarra by Rubin. Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage.... this girl does it all! Multiple wins in limited showing at rated shows. Schooling 4’, competed to 3’3”. Perfect Junior or Ami horse! Safe, sane & talented! $18,000.00 plus GST


LUCKY CHARM 2003 14.3HH chestnut Quarter mare. Extremely careful over fences, excellent technique! Very friendly & affectionate! Excellent all round type. $5,000.00


HAIDAS SHINING REY 2007 bay AQHA gelding by Shiney Men Can Jump. Eligible Canadian Supreme Futurities. Natural talent for Cowhorse or Cutting. Started under saddle, quick, smart and athletic. $4,500.00 plus GST


CALIMERO 2003 16.1HH Warmblood gelding by Bonn. Big rhythmical hunter mover, schooling 3’6”, auto changes. First Level dressage. Honest, willing temperament with a lot of ability in any discipline. $14,500.00 plus GST

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TOO PRETTY FOR WORDS 2006 dark bay AQHA filly by Consider His Source o/o daughter of Zippo’s Old Gold. Pedigree reads like the Who’s Who of the Western Pleasure world. Lightly started with a mind and abilities that are a mirror reflection of her great sire and dam. Private Treaty

PYRIT 16HH 2003 grey Warmblood gelding. Lovely, kind junior friendly. First Level Dressage, brave & willing over fences with excellent form. Rides out well, very straightforward! Jumper/Eventer! $8,000.00

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AWFULLY GOOD 2005 16.1HH AQHA red roan gelding. Unique colour, big mover, well trained English & Western. Jumps in good form. Suit any discipline. $15,000


CHUTE N SPOT 2004 APHA 14.1HH tobiano mare. Fancy hunter pony, jumping 2’ courses, well trained both English & Western, rides out, worked cattle and bred right! Breeders Trust. $10,000.00




STRYDER 2002 16HH chestnut Canadian Sport Horse gelding by Musing. Schooling up to 3’9”, shown 3’3” Hunters in 2008. Auto changes, lovely mover for dressage. $12,000.00

FALINE 2004 15HH Dutch/TB mare by the Grand Prix jumper Titan o/o a Warmblood approved Thoroughbred mare, herself a successful jumper. Flashy hunter type with three very good gaits. Well started under saddle and shown dressage in 2008. Good disposition, suit any discipline $15,000


SAMBUCCA BLUE 2006 14.1HH buckskin tobiano Pinto mare by Painted Coos. Very good temperament, well handled since birth. Lightly started under saddle, trailers, clips, bathes, ties, hauls well. $5,500.


BLACKY V. YDO 2008 pure Arabo Friesian colt by YK Dark Otto. DNA tested, microchipped and parentage verified. Private Treaty




2007 15.3HH (and growing) Pinto Drum/Thoroughbred gelding by Custom Chrome’s Hit The Jackpot. Tall, leggy, excellent conformation & great colour! Bred to jump, incredible temperament! Should mature to 16.2+HH. $6,000.00

2007 15HH palomino overo APHA mare by Perpetual Tradition. Excellent conformation, baby doll head and colour too! All ground work is done, ready for riding training. Private Treaty

2006 rose grey 16+HH Canadian Warmblood colt by Raffaello. Well handled, excellent conformation and substance. Working through the chute to 4’ with classic form, excellent technique and very careful. Top prospect for any discipline. $12,000 plus GST.

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IMA SKOOKUM GUY 2008 brown AQHA colt by American Warmblood approved Indian Artbeat. Stunning hunter prospect, tall, elegant & fabulous mover. $4,000.00


MONTECITO 2008 dark bay/white pinto gelding by Custom Chrome’s Hit The Jackpot o/o imported Dutch mare by Indorado. Uphill, balanced, correct with a commanding presence. Loves people, sensible & easy to work with. Bred to jump! Private Treaty

BELGIER V. YDO 2008 black Arabo Friesian colt, the first born in Canada. By the Arabo Friesian stallion YK Dark Otto out of the Friesian mare Elskje S. Spectacular movement! Rare & unique pedigree! Private Treaty



ACE MILLION DOLLA BABY 2007 14.3HH+ chestnut AQHA filly by He’s My Sierra. Lovely, feminine, fabulous disposition. One month professional training with Doug Mills. Super all round prospect. Private Treaty


2007 dark grey Warmblood gelding by Autograph (Artenstolz/ Arkansas) o/o Oldenburg approved Thoroughbred mare. Big, leggy modern youngster with a winning personality! Careful & brave thru the chute, super trot, lovely expression. Suit any discipline. Sensible & easy to work with. $6,500.00


IMA TRADITIONAL DIVA 2007 15.1HH brown AQHA filly by Perpetual Tradition. Incentive Fund Nominated. HYPP N/N. Classic conformation, floaty mover, loads of presence. World class pedigree! Private Treaty


PHAROS VOM RAPPENHOF 2008 dark bay Trakehner colt by Platinum vom Rappenhof. Quality, conformation, movement & temperament to be a high level dressage horse! Tall, athletic & correct from a proven pedigree of top level performance. Could easily do hunters as well. $11,000.00 plus GST

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AARIA 2005 16.3HH NAWPN mare by Riverman (Kenwood/ Voltaire) o/o Loerdtje (Farrington/Beujolais). Big lofty mover, incredible suspension! Started under saddle 2008. Sweet & easy disposition. Below value due to an old injury. Full disclosure available. $5,000.00 plus GST

JAIDAH 15.3HH 2005 branded Oldenburg mare by Justice. CWB papers. Sensible, willing and well handled. Full sibling multiple wins in hunter ring. Suit any discipline. $7,500.00

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Equine Canada Update

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Eric Lamaze and Al Import Restrictions Lifted Patterson Awarded Equine for Horses from Florida Canada Gold Medal Entering Canada The Canadian Food Inspection Award Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, and Equine Canada past-president, Al Patterson of Millgrove, ON, were both awarded Equine Canada’s top honour, the Equine Canada Gold Medal Award, for their tremendous achievements for equestrian sport in Canada. Lamaze’s individual Gold and team Silver medals won at the 2008 Olympic Games speak for themselves, as does the fact that he is the first Canadian to top the modern Federation Equestre International (FEI) Rolex World Rider Rankings. Patterson held the position of Equine Canada president from 2005 until elections were held at the 2009 Equine Canada AGM on Feb. 8. A dedicated ambassador for Equine Canada, Patterson’s leadership helped guide the federation to a record number of successes, both nationally and internationally during his tenure.


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Equine Canada Announces New Canadian Reining Committee Equine Canada has appointed a new committee for the discipline of reining. The Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) is now responsible for the development and implementation of reining programs in Canada. This initiative aligns reining with the other FEI disciplines, which are each managed by discipline committees within Equine Canada. Populated with individuals who have experience and expertise in the reining industry, the CRC is charged with establishing a plan to advance the discipline within the Equine Canada framework. The inaugural CRC members include: Bob Thompson (chair), Wendy Dyer, J.P. Forget, Lee Foster, Christine Hassell, Holly MacDonald, Wendy Robinson and Gary Yaghdijan. Visit us at The Mane Event Red Deer, AB Apr 24-26

Equine Canada, cont’d Canada Loses Industry Pioneer and Top Horsewoman Barbara Kemp The equestrian community is saddened to learn of the loss of Barbara Kemp, who passed away Feb. 23, 2009, just four days shy of her 95th birthday. For more than 75 years, Barbara, one of Canada’s leading horsewomen, has influenced equestrian sport in a number of areas. In the summer of 1951 when Barbara returned to Canada after training in Europe, she began building cross-country

courses and built at least one a year until 1976 when she designed and built the 1976 Olympic three-day event cross course in Bromont, QU. She was the first woman in the history of the Olympics to design the cross-country course. Barbara was also a recipient of Equine Canada’s most prestigious honour, the Equine Canada Gold Medal award.

Canadians Win at Dressage Classic and at the Dressage Affaire Canada’s three-time Olympian Ashley Holzer and her Olympic mount Pop Art scored another double victory in the Grand Prix and the Grand Prix Freestyle at CDI—W 3* WEF Dressage Classic at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center held March 11 to March 15 in Wellington, FL.

Across the country at the Dressage Affaire CDI—W/Y/J 3* held March 13 to 15 in Del Mar, CA, Lorraine Chappell of Aldergrove, BC, and Carpatino finished in fift h place in the Grand Prix Freestyle. Crystal Kroetch of Calgary, AB, riding Lymrix and Joni Lynn Peters of Armstrong, BC, with Travolta, also competed in the Prix St. Georges and Intermediaire I classes. Peters and Travolta won the Intermediaire I Freestyle. Canadian FEI Junior Rider Monica Houweling of Delta, BC, won first place in her Freestyle test for with her horse Stentano.

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Spruce Meadows News

By Meghan Chevrette-McIvor

Winter Farewell Spruce Meadows’ 34th season kicked off on Thursday, March 12, with the annual Winter Farewell. There were four days of competition with 150 horses and over $70,000 in prize money, highlighting the Nakoda Series tournament. The tournament also highlighted some impressive junior athletes such as Calgary’s Ben Asselin, a medalist at the Children’s World Final, returning from serious injury to start the season off fresh. The tournament is highlighted by the $25,000 Telus Grand Prix, which was a great end to a weekend of sport. German course designer Christa Heibach set a tough course for the competitors in the Canadian Utilities Cup. Twenty entries vied for the top prize in the first major competition of the Winter Farewell. Lisa Carlsen managed to take home a first place ribbon, beating out tough competition such as Jonathan Asselin and Femke Van Den Bosch. The former Canadian Olympian started the Canadian Utilities Cup in the first slot and managed to hold on to the lead through the entire competition. Canadian Utilities Cup Top Five 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lisa Carlsen Lynn Macyk Allen Kruger Labrie Vold Jonathan Asselin

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It was another tough course set by Christa Heibach (GER) for the Francis Family Jumper Barrage. The 1.30-metre course featured 13 jumping efforts over 360 metres. It was a fair challenge to the 17 entries up for the task. Only six were able to answer all the questions asked of the course to move onto the jump-off round. Calgarian and a favourite to win John Anderson was the first through the gate on

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his gelding Terrific. The veteran rider took a spill on the fourth jump-off fence to end his hopes of a win this afternoon. It was Kate Watt of Edmonton who took advantage of the clock finishing in the fastest time of the competition, 29.13 seconds. Watt rode her Belgian Warmblood mare Odessa V to victory in the 1.30-metre Francis Family Jumper Barrage. Francis Family Jumper Barrage Top Five 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Spring Welcome Over 150 horses competed for $75,000 in prize money at the Spring Welcome, held March 19 to 22. Spruce Meadows competitions manager Jon Garner was looking forward to another fantastic week of show jumping. “We are delighted to have senior FEI official Werner Deeg (GER) design our courses again this year,” said Garner. Deeg is one of the sports premier course designers with the FEI World Junior Championships and the Spruce Meadows International Ring courses to his credit. The Spring Welcome also hosted many top athletes including former Canadian Olympians, Jon Anderson, Jonathan Asselin and Lisa Carlsen. Returning after a very successful Winter Farewell is Strathmore’s Tamie Phillips. Phillips won the $25,000 Telus Grand Prix on Sunday and looked to continue her winning streak this week. The first day of the Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome tournament was highlighted by the 1.30-metre Valley Hay and Cattle Welcome. Of the 27 starters 14 were able to master the Werner Deeg (GER)-designed course and move onto the jump-off round. The jump-off course asked some tougher questions of the athletes with six being caught on the last fence. It was Ben Asselin (CAN) who jumped ahead of the pack. Asselin and his gelding Magic Man rode clear to a time 36.90. Valley Hay and Cattle Welcome Top Five 1. Ben Asselin CAN Magic Man 2. Andrea Strain CAN Novalis 46 3. Femke Van Den Bosch CAN Senorita 4. Lindsay Hitchner CAN Chanel 5. Agusta Marit CAN Maximus

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Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club Well have you all had enough of winter? I sure have. This time last year everything had dried up and we were riding like crazy…well except for the day that we had our first gymkhana planned in April. A big dump of snow covered the ground. But that didn’t stop us from barrel racing. Do you really have to have a horse to do this sport? Here’s hoping for good weather … and if not, we have an indoor to keep us dry and we won’t have to depend on Jeanie to entertain us with her version of barrel racing. Once again I would like to invite everyone to come out and join our FAMILY oriented club. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned competitor, we would love to see you out here. Gymkhana is a competitive sport but we want to stress that it can be fun too. We try to encourage all our riders to support each other and that you can never learn too much in the horse world. Too many

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times we come across riders that are intimidated to try things because they feel they are not a good enough rider or their horse is not fast enough. I cannot say it enough that everyone is more than welcome to come out and have a good time with their horse. We have all types of riders, big and small, young and old, beginner to seasoned, ponies to heavy horses and everyone wins. Some win with a speed factor, some with heart and some in between. Let’s all enjoy our one thing in common…horses. We have a gymkhana set for Saturday, May 2 (9 a.m. registration --10 a.m. start), at MacKenzie Meadows Indoor Arena in Pritchard. This will be our first gymkhana of the year and may also include two flat working classes for any who wish to participate. We have a SADDLE for the main prize for this year’s gymkhana with the winner in the 16 and over 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, and intermediate 1D, 2D getting their names in a draw to win it at our year-end awards. In order to qualify for Year End Awards as well as the saddle, each horse and rider team will take their best five out of 10 (more play days may by announced) timed rides at our scheduled gymkhana play days. More information to follow.

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Membership fees are $20 per person or $50 per family; day fees are $2 per class or $10 per day for singles and $25 per family for members; day fees for nonmembers are $5 per class or $25 per day; $20 per person or a $50 family donation or sponsorship for year-end awards; and HCBC memberships are mandatory (www.hcbc.ca). Arena fees will be: first gymkhana on May 2 will be $10 per horse for the day. This arena fee is applicable for May 2 only. Further arena fees may be subject to change depending on gymkhana location and number of members. We will have a groomed arena for May 2 as well as an electronic timer and a roof. Please don’t forget our annual fundraiser: REDNECK-a-PALOOZA! set for June 13. More information to come. Please check both of our websites for more up to date details of our gymkhana club and our fundraiser. www.redneckapalooza.com; www. freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub For more information: Bev Hall 250-577-3154/250-371-4899 and hallshalfacres@telus.net or Jeanie VanDenHam 250-573-2206 jvandenh@ telus.net.

Okanagan Miniature Horse Club Update Winter is almost over … Spring will come … It always does! After the cold snap in March, it doesn’t seem like it, but today’s another sunny day and I think I see grass. This past month, I witnessed a group of people from another club we are involved with, coming together to actually save someone’s life. It was an incredible display of human kindness that I will never forget. Maybe a club isn’t world changing or lifesaving, but how we help one another might just change the world a little. OMHC miniatures and their owners will be at O’Keefe Ranch, May long weekend. The following Saturday, May 23, is our annual Spring Fundraiser Show at VDRC. Susanne Wallace will be our judge for the day. Classes will be a whopping $5 each, or club members can spend $25 for a whole day of fun. Lunch/ BBQ on the grounds. Memberships are due for the 2009 season and include five on-line newsletters plus great deals on show and clinic rates. Youth $10, singles $15 and families $25. Contact Judy Ashenmeier, aschjudy@hotmail.com or 250-546-9345, to renew or join. For more information on these and other events, please refer to the contact information below. Visit the BC Miniature Horse website for show, clinic and membership forms, sponsorship enquiries, up-to-date calendar of events, contact information and OMHC membership list. http://www.miniaturehorsesbc. com/okclubinfo.htm. For a more detailed list of upcoming 2009 miniature horse events in BC, Alberta and the western USA please use this link: http://www.miniaturehorsesbc.com/ upcoming.htm.

By Melanie Russo

Winter or not here we come.

Sept. 2 to 6 -- Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong, BC, Ann Iceton 250-546-0998 Sept. 11 to 13 -- Salmon Arm Fair, Salmon Arm, BC, Joan Cunningham 250-545-9566 Oct. 17 -- OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC, Barb Ashenmeier 250-379-2513

2009 OMHC Mini-Related Dates: April 18 -- OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC, Barb Ashenmeier 250-379-2513 May 16/17 -- OMHC Miniature Horse Club Demo Day at O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC, Laura McInroy 250-546-1992 May 23 -- OMHC Fundraiser Show, VDRC, Vernon, BC, Melanie Russo 250-767-2322 May 29 to 31 -- Interior MHC AMHA and AMHR Sanctioned Shows, Prince George, BC, Joan McNaughton 250-992-7485 June 5 to 7 -- Wild Rose Miniature Horse AMHA/AMHR Sanctioned Show, Olds, AB, Shirley Rowbotham 403-746-2269 June 13/14 -- BC Miniature Horse Spring Classic AMHA Show, Cloverdale, BC, Lavon Read 360-659-1711 June 20 -- OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC, Barb Ashenmeier 250-379-2513 June 25/26 -- OMHC Okanagan Classic AMHR Sanctioned Show, Armstrong, BC, Joan McNaughton 250-992-7485 June 27/28 -- OMHC Okanagan Classic AMHA Sanctioned Show, Armstrong, BC, Joan McNaughton 250-992-7485 Aug. 15 -- OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC, Barb Ashenmeier 250-379-2513

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Armstrong Enderby Riding Club Update AERC hands out trophies A rather small but fun-loving crowd gathered for the annual ArmstrongEnderby Riding Club (AERC) potluck and awards night, Feb. 21, at the Oddfellows Hall in Armstrong. Wonderful homecooked dishes fi lled the buffet table for the potluck, and after a great meal and visit, many awards were handed out to riding club members of all ages. The club’s three youngest members, ranging in age from only three years old to eight, were each awarded a special participation trophy for their age group, Junior D. Emcee for the night and dedicated AERC member, Carolyn Farris, also presented the little ones with special gift bags containing two AERC t-shirts. “They’re what the club is all about,” commented Farris, whose late father, Bill Farris, helped found the AERC back in the 1960s. Carolyn Farris was also presented with the AERC Citizenship Award for all of her hard work for the club. Many other members received impressive awards, including many trophies that have been handed out annually since the club’s early days. Big winners of the night were long-time club member Dani Odiorne, 19, for her success in her last year as a junior competitor. Odiorne took home the Overall High Point Junior Award, as well as the top awards in Western, English, Gymkhana, Trail and Barrel Racing. Top Overall Senior competitor was Ursula McHugh, a dedicated AERC volunteer and director. Melanie LeMaire, just eight years old, was presented with both the Junior Sportsmanship Award and Grooming Award. Volunteer awards went to many members who put in anywhere from 100 to 500 hours. The AERC welcomes all riders of any age and level to join up for a small annual

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Meeting Highlights: About nine ladies, from Tappen, Salmon Arm, and Armstrong, gathered for the March 11 Armstrong-Enderby Riding Club monthly meeting at the Armstrong Chamber. Highlights this month: *The April 5 Schooling Show! This early show has LOTS of classes and is open to everyone (you must be an HCBC member). There are more classes this year! There will be an honour-system miniconcession, so if you want something more elaborate, pack a lunch along with all your show gear! Call Carolyn Farris for info at 250-546-6083. Our honourable judge will be talented Salmon Arm rider Phil Wright or his wife, the also talented Isabelle Reinertson – both are wellknown dressage enthusiasts and officials. The show is a Western Heritage Qualifier. Registration is 8 a.m. and show start is at 9. Don’t miss it! Winter Riding: We saw less riders this year than last year, when there were almost too many. We’re blaming fewer numbers of riders on snowed-in horse trailers and late cold weather...brrrr! This is a fundraiser for the club, so we’re down a bit in dollars due to the lower number of participants, but there is always next year (which may be warmer, one can hope). Thank you to Brenda Bettles for overseeing this event. Fun Days: did you know? Fun Days are now open to non-members. Really. You don’t have to be an AERC member to take part in these monthly fun and educational shows, now with OPEN CLASSES! Remember, proof of HCBC membership is a must. Again, concessions for Fun Days will most likely be a simple honour system -- one featuring coffee and snacks, so bring a sandwich and something else to round out your lunch! All riders welcome!

Carolyn Farris presents Melanie LeMaire, eight, her awards. Photo by John McHugh

AERC junior member Melissa Thielman, 11, with her Quarter Horse mare, Nemiah, 14. Last year was Nemiah and Melissa’s first year as AERC members. Tammy Thielman photo.

“See” AERC: at the April 11 and 12 Okanagan Breeders Group Showcase and Sale, at the IPE grounds, the AERC will have a display table with photos and membership forms. Learn more about the club and JOIN UP! New Gate: the club’s new gate for trail class will be ready for the ’09 Fun Days.

Great Show despite the Snow!

By Deana Chunick

March 15 was the first schooling show of the year for the Rainbow Horse Club. The Open Breed Schooling show was held at Arbutus Meadows in Nanoose on Vancouver Island. There were 45 riders in attendance despite the snow! Hi-Point winners were: Rachael-Anne Robinson, Jr. Western and Baylee Kivela Reserve; Katrina Hamilton, Intermediate Western and Shawna Havard Reserve; Kelsey Noble W/T Western and Cassidy Graham Reserve and Hi-Point Paint; Inga Smith Hi-Point Western and Shannon Palahicky Reserve. Sandy Mohr Hi-Point W/T English and Andrea Robinson Reserve; Kim Walters Hi-Point Green Horse English and Rebecca Green Reserve; Belicia Macais Hi-Point Jr. English and Baylee Kivela Reserve; Katrina Hamilton Hi-Point Intermediate English and Vanessa Jager Reserve; Inga Smith Hi-Point Sr. English and Brandee Simmons Reserve. Congratulations to all the riders in making the show such a success! Check out the website at www.rainbowhorseclub. com for the class list and registration form for the next show. All shows are PAC approved and part of the Open Show Program for BC Paint. See you all April 25... safe riding.

Rachael-Anne Robinson on Shiloh Hi-Point Jr. Western

Katrina Hamilton on Kally Hi-Point Intermediate English and Western

Lee Anne Veres and Buddy getting a kiss

Vikki Mose on Mya Hi-Point Green Horse English

Susan Shepard on Scrap N Cowboys enjoying her first show

Belicia Macias on Mr. Sparkles Hi-Point Jr. English

Cassidy Graham on J Bugs Classy Lady Hi-Point Paint and Reserve W/T Western

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BC Draft Under Saddle Club’s Been Thunder Struck!

2009 started off with a big snowfall, a big freeze, then a big flood, whew! We made it through! All very fitting as most of our four-legged equine members are ah hem… a little larger than most! We like to make as much of a statement with our big guys as the weather did on the Lower Mainland. With new members with big hooves, BCDUSC has been thunderstruck! Look out… we’re coming to a city near you! This new year brings exciting new changes within our club. BCDUSC held

“Merlin” and Terilyn

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its third annual general meeting in January and is pleased to have voted on board as the newest vicepresident, Terilyn Bissett. Terilyn owns a number of horses including her two grey Percherons, Merlin and Gweneviere. She has been active in the equine industry for over 20 years and brings many assets to the club. We are excited to have her join our team. Dawn remains president, Avril as secretary and Kendall as our treasurer. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our board members through our website at www. bcdraftundersaddleclub.com. We would be happy to answer any questions or welcome any news in the draft or 1/2 draft world. Let us know what’s happening out there with you and your horse’s thundering hooves. Maybe you could be our next feature in this great magazine! BCDUSC is looking forward to our fun-filled year of events including: Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows Country Fest, the Mane Event, dressage and jumping clinics, a giant tack sale and of course the PNE. We are looking forward to seeing all our members competing in these popular and crowd pleasing events! Look for us demonstrating our draft’s skills in dressage and jumping and natural horsemanship. Just ‘cause we’re big and bold doesn’t mean we can’t be graceful and athletic. We’ll show them! Kendall, Dawn and Terilyn all attended an open schooling show in Chilliwack with the support of Avril and Carly to cheer them on. They were all successful in making a lasting

By Terilyn Bissett

Kendall, Dawn and Terilyn

impression on the crowd with their big beautiful beasts. This was Terilyn and Merlin’s debut. Merlin had never been in an indoor ring, never been around a crowd and has only been under saddle for a few months. With the help of Izzy and Shasta at his side, Merlin was able to shine and bring home two first place ribbons along with a second and third to finish off the day. What an accomplishment! Kendall with Izzy, her black Clydesdale mare, wowed the crowd winning first place in Road Hack and Western Equitation. It was Izzy’s first time being shown Western one-handed! Dawn with Shasta, Kendall’s other Clydesdale mare, also impressed the crowd by winning first place in English Pleasure, and a second place in Road Hack. Kendall and Dawn also teamed up for Pleasure Pairs and tied for second place! Now that was something to watch! They had all a blast! We want to give a special thank you to everyone who came out on that cold windy day to support our club members. If you are interested in volunteering at any of these events or would like to make a much-needed donation to our club please contact info@ bcdraftundersaddleclub.com. Your help and support would be greatly appreciated at any one of these popular events!

Team Roping Buckle Series a Hit! By Rayanne Irving With March 15th came an end to the first ever “Git R’ Done Team Roping Buckle Series” and what Young Wharry dummy roping a lot of fun it proved to be! The roping started up back in November of 2008 at Gord Lundy’s indoor arena in Langley BC and ran every second Sunday until March 15th, 2009. Hosted by Rayanne Irving with help from Tyler Curtis - the event provided entertainment for the whole family during the long winter months. Using the Atra # system, the day started out with Dummy Roping and Breakaway for the kids, a #3 class for the Tim Capadouca is heading beginner and then moved onto a #5 and #8 for the more seasoned roper. Paybacks were given out at every roping with the points they received adding up to win a finale prize at the season’s end. While the roping was a success, it could not have been possible without the tireless efforts and endless support of Elana and Dennis Wharry of W5 Cattle Co. or Tim Capadouca of Langley BC. Standings and prizes (sponsored by companies such Ropers in waiting as Stampede Tack and Willowbrook Chrysler) will be announced at a later date. For more info concerning roping or training please contact Rayanne Irving at 250-308-6370.


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BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group 2008 Year End Award Presentation By Ulli Dargel BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group held its second Year End Award presentation, Feb. 8, 2009, at the Best Western Country Meadows. To qualify for Year End Awards you had to have been a member of the BC SporthorseSportpony Breeders Group and had attended our two shows in 2008. Our two shows were successful, well attended, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors, competitors and volunteers for their support. It has been an exiting second year, and our plans are to continue along the same format. New for 2009 are the following: Our shows are Equine Canada Bronze Competitions, BC Heritage Circuit and PAC (Paint Alternative Competition) Qualifiers, under Performance High Point Championship Divisions we are pleased to welcome the Canadian Horse and the Coloured Horse, as well we have further expanded the Thoroughbred In-Hand Division. Prize lists will be posted on our website shortly – www.bcsporthorses.com. We are pleased to announce that for 2009 our shows will be held June 20, 21, 2009, and Sept. 25, 26, 27, 2009, at the Cloverdale Agriplex. IN-HAND HALTER WINNERS Brood Mare Champion Sassafaction (Harsh Facts X Rocky’s Delight) Owner: Teresa Longsworth Open Mare Champion Unbelievable (Odermus X Karina) Owner: Ben Vermeulen Prospective To Be A Broodmare Champion That’s All Jazz (Jazzing Around X Runaway Big) Owner: Sylvia Baur Prospective To Be A Broodmare Reserve Ashley (Alamo X India) Owner: Yvonne Longauer Weanling Filly Champion Rochelle, Rochelle Fpf (Raffaello X Sassafaction) Owner: Teresa Longsworth Yearling Filly Champion Fyern’ice Sph (Freestyle X Watch Me Closely) Owner: Swanson Performance Horses 66 • Saddle Up • April 2009

Yearling Filly Reserve Snowbound Rowena (Snowbound Paisley X Alex) Owner: Heath Purdy Two Year Old Filly Champion Wazabi (Regardez X Waldrun) Owner: Simone Stich Two Year Old Filly Reserve Madura (Musing X Magnificent Obsession) Owner: Pamela Nevett Three Year Old Filly Champion Ashley (Alamo X India) Owner: Yvonne Longauer Four Year Old Filly Champion Unbelievable (Odermus X Karina) Owner: Ben Vermeulen Four Year Old Filly Reserve That’s All Jazz (Jazzing Around X Runaway Big) Owner: Sylvia Baur Yearling Colt Champion Believe (Lynx X Unbelievable) Owner: Ben Vermeulen Yearling Colt Reserve Bacchus (Sagnol X Black Beauty) Owner: Burgi Rommel Two Year Old Colt Champion Bentley (Metall X Poska Ster) Owner: Linda Houweling Two Year Old Colt Reserve Fabrizio (Florencio I X Denebola) Owner: Karen Pavicic And Bev & Andy Bennett Three Year Old Colt Champion Fascination (Freestyle X Pacific Sabra) Owner: Virginia Allen Three Year Old Colt Reserve RomeO (Rosario X Freudentänzerin) Owner: Karen Pavicic Four Year And Over Colt Champion Linario (Linaro X Jacinda) Owner: Karen Pavicic And Lynda Hol Four Year And Over Colt Reserve Snowbound Paisley (Snowbound X First Centennial) Owner: Heath Purdy Two Year Old Pony Champion Fleur Tachetté Sph (X Santa’s Girl) Owner: Swanson Performance Horses Four Year And Over Pony Champion Bright New Penny (Huber’s Sambuca X Lady) Owner: Kelly Allen And Brandie Thom Four Year And Over Pony Reserve Doc’s Cherry Coke (Hot CokE X Pam Charge) Owner: Andrea Dobbs

PERFORMANCE Youth 18 Years And Under Champion Nirvana (Ninja Magic X Vice Moll) Rider: Tegan Payne Youth 18 Years And Under Reserve Ace A Diamonds (Cedar Creek Diamond Jewel X Angelica) Rider: Krista Pfaff Amateur Champion Blake (Taylor X Tuesday Gold) Rider: Rhonda Ennis Amateur Reserve Forrest (Widukind X G’day) Rider: Brandie Thom Junior Horse Champion Romantic Andy (R. Romeo Z X Nahanni Avalon) Owner: Bev Thomson Junior Horse Reserve Escada (Kings Ransom X Legal CoNnection) Owner: Kitty Tougas Open Horse Champion Blake (Taylor X Tuesday Gold) Owner: Rhonda Ennis Open Horse Reserve Cariboo Gold Rush (Surgin Gold Rush X Willing To Try) Owner: Carolyn Dobbs Open Pony Champion Bright New Penny (Huber’s Sambuca X Lady) Owner: Kelly Allen And Brandie Thom Thoroughbred Champion Last Round (Round Table Jr. X Stay’n Step) Owner: Jennifer Ratard Thoroughbred Reserve Blake (Taylor X Tuesday Gold) Owner: Rhonda Ennis All Around Hi-Point Champion Horse Romantic Andy (R. Romeo Z X Nahanni Avalon) Owner: Bev Thomson All Around Hi-Point Champion Pony Bright New Penny (Huber’s Sambuca X Lady) Owner: Kelly Allen And Brandie Thom

Thompson River Reiners By Roxanne Runzer Photo by Tracey Eide

An enthusiastic group of reiners and volunteers from Kamloops and area are proud to announce that the Western Canadian Reining Association -- Kamloops Chapter has returned. An AGM was held on Jan. 27, 2009, where elections were held. We are pleased to announce our executive for 2009 as follows: President: Jodi Neuls (250-314-1014) Vice-president: Jerray Ball Secretary /treasurer: Kim Stordahl (250-577-3637) Director: Jan Daly (250-577-3775) 2009 Riverslide show manager: Amanda Self (250-804-1723) Through hard work and a dedicated love of the sport, the Thompson River Reiners are proud to announce Riverslide, our annual reining show, which will be held June 12, 13 and 14, 2009. Our show will feature a full slate of NRHA approved classes, WCRA Beginner and Affi liate level classes. Judge will be Janis H. Anderson of Wilsall, MO. We are pleased to announce our generous sponsors have allowed us to have added money and prizes. This will be a WCRA show you will not want to miss. Please watch for show programs and more announcements in the near future. Thompson River Reiners want to, above all, promote the sport of reining. As such, we invite everyone with an interest in reining to contact any of the above phone numbers or our president by e-mail, to learn more about our club and our shows. Many of us regularly meet for lessons, fun reining nights, clinics, schooling shows, potlucks and trips. Please e-mail me (roxanne@goldleasing.com) if you have pictures or club-related news you would like to publish.

Newly-elected President Jody Neuls on her horse Whiz Olena Kid


2 Day Spring Horse Sale Selling over 250 Registered and Non-Registered Horses

President’s message: The Kamloops Chapter of the WCRA, Thompson River Reiners, is back! With a new executive, new memberships and great volunteers we are ready to put Kamloops back on the reining map! We are in full swing of planning our WCRA highpoint series show Riverslide, June 12, 13 and 14, 2009, as well as a schooling show April 26. Stay tuned for all the details. Love reining? Love horses? Interested in watching, joining, learning, volunteering? We love seeing new faces and welcome everyone to join in. Thompson River Reiners are dedicated to providing an inclusive, fun-filled experience every time we get together. Please feel free to contact me to find out when our next meeting/ride is planned for. Jody Neuls, president neulsfamily@gmail.com

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Ray Hunt August 31, 1929 – March 12, 2009 Born in Paul, Idaho, to parents Joel Eugene Hunt and Zua Stella Shangle Hunt. The family moved to Mountain Home, Idaho, in 1933. Ray attended Mountain Home schools and worked with his father on the family farm. Ray married Millie Randall in 1948. In 1950 they moved to the Battle Mountain, Nev., area where Ray worked as a cowboy for the T Lazy S ranch. In 1955 the family moved to California. Ray continued working with horses becoming famous the world over for his pioneering methods. Ray married Carolyn Lord in 1980 at Georgetown Lake, Mont.. The clinics grew to epic proportions with Ray helping people and horses both domestically and internationally. Ray often earned recognition for his achievements including the Top Hand Award, being inducted in to the California Reined Cow Horse Hall of Fame in 2004 and being named the first Western Horseman of the Year in 2005. Ray passed away March 12, 2009, in Denton, Texas, after a long and courageous battle with COPD. Ray is survived by his wife, Carolyn, daughters Geri Van Norman, Kathy Hunt, Elaine Black, and Julie Ristau; and sons Joel Hunt, and Preston Lord, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial and celebration was held March 28, 2009, in Mountain Home, Idaho, at the junior high. For those that would like to send cards please do so at the following address: Carolyn Hunt, 9698 E Hwy 20, Mountain Home, ID 83647. Donations can be made to the Ray Hunt Memorial Fund administered by the Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association. For more information on CATRA please go the website: http://catra.net\” \t “_blank” catra.net or contact Ben Nolt 717-649-9822. Credit to www.mountainhomenews.com 68 • Saddle Up • April 2009

The name Ray Hunt is legendary. He took the mantle of natural horsemanship from the Dorrance brothers and spread it to a larger audience. He, in fact, was the first traveling clinician, taking his teaching methods on the road more than 30 years ago and continuing to teach through 2009 when he had a spring workshop scheduled at his Texas ranch. Ray Hunt has shared his equine philosophy and techniques around the world. “We’ve got to look at things a little more from the horse’s point of view,” Hunt said. “We’ve got to try to help him to learn to reach our goals.” Hunt worked with – instead of against – the horse’s natural sensitivities to pressure. He often pointed out that a horse can feel a single fly land on its body - so whips and chains aren’t necessary. He urged people to combine their knowledge and understanding of horses to create situations that increase the likelihood of the desired results. “Make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy,” Hunt said. Other pearls of wisdom from Hunt: “Notice the smallest changes and the slightest tries.” “You direct the life in the horse’s body through the legs to the feet to the mind.” “Slow down so you can hurry up. In the end, it’s a good way. Speed ahead of accuracy is no good.” “You think you’ve got to hold the horse, but you don’t have to,” Hunt said. “You’ve got to have a feel – a feel following a feel, not pressure against pressure.” “There has to be firmness and discipline. I’m responsible for running the show, and the horse is going to work for me. He’s going to go where I want him, but he’s not a slave. You make him want to do it. First thing you know, he’s your partner.” Hunt compared the human-equine relationship to a dance between a man and a woman: “If I was going to dance with a lady, I wouldn’t just grab her and say ‘We’re going.’ I’d get slapped,” Hunt said. “A lot of people don’t understand that you are trying to get the horse to turn loose in the same way. There’s a place in there where he turns loose and then you give. I feel of him, I feel for him, and we both feel together.” “Keep in mind what you are working toward,” Hunt said. “You might not get him in (the starting gate) today, but when you feel he tries – which is a plus toward that – you can put him away. Quit on pluses, don’t quit on minuses. That’s negative; always quit on positives. He will never forget it. Build on positive things. When he finally wants to do things for you, that’s building confidence in him. By doing too much, you can take that confidence out. You’ve got to work from the horse’s point of view.” -- Excerpted from “Hunting for Help” by Jennifer K. Hancock in the May and June 2002 issues of The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal Portions reprinted with permission by AQHA. Photo supplied by AQHA.

British Columbia Ranch Cutting Horse Association Hello everyone, We are now into our 2009 cutting season, so if you are not yet ready, it is time to get yourself and your horse in gear for showing. As promised by your executive and directors, this year started out with a turnback/cutting clinic. The clinic was held at Randy Brandt’s Feb. 14 to 15. We had such enthusiasm for this clinic that in order to give everyone an opportunity most people came for a single day with a few members attending both. Feedback from those I spoke with was that this clinic was very successful in teaching the basics of how to do turnback for a person cutting. Everyone appeared to have a great time and club involvement was high as many members attended just to watch and listen. Our show schedule contains two weekend shows (Saturday, Sunday). Each

day counts as a separate show giving us a total of seven cutting shows for 2009. We welcome new members to our club, so come out to one of our shows and see what cutting is all about. Our membership for an individual is still $25 and a family membership is $35. Visit our website at www.bcrcha.com. Contact our directors to find out how you can get involved. 2009 executive: President: David Parker Vice-president: Mike Stradling Treasurer: David Parker Sponsorship: Marty Ross Show secretary: Sue Majeau Events co-ordinators: Randy Brandt, Deb Murray Directors: Don Ellis, Cliff White, Maryanne Muscat

By David Parker

BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association 2009 Tentative Show Schedule (please note that dates and places are still pending) March 29 (Sunday); Approved by: BCRCHA; Location: M. Stradling’s; Sue Majeau (604-865-7013, smajeau@ handrcollision.com) May 2 and 3; Approved by: co-host with BCCA (CCHA); Location: Chilliwack June 7 (Sunday); Approved by: BCRCHA; Location: TBA; Sue Majeau (604-865-7013, smajeau@handrcollision.com) Sept. 12 and 13; Approved by BCRCHA; Location: Randy Brandt’s (604-865-7013, smajeau@handrcollision.com) Oct. 4; Approved by: BCRCHA; Location: M. Stradling’s; Sue Majeau (604-865-7013) smajeau@handrcollision.com

Peachland Riding Club By Blair Bates Hello all, Gymkhana season is upon us and we are ready to get going but we have some changes that we need everyone to be made aware of. Due to some scheduling challenges, we have updated our Gymkhana schedule to ensure everyone in our area has an opportunity to participate. Here are the new dates: May 3, May 31, June 21, July 26, Aug. 23 and Sept. 20 -- remember our start times are 9 a.m., please forward your registrations in advance, if for some reason you forget, which most of us do, then have it ready for our first event. Check out our website at www. peachlandridingclub.com for registration and mailing info. Another date change is the High School Rodeo we had planned for May; it is being postponed until the fall of 2009. We are also preparing to

host a Western Heritage clinic and a non-sanctioned event, the dates will be listed on our website, but I can tell you there is a clinic on June 7 and an event on July 5. Keep watch for more details as they become available on our website. I also want to let you all know that Cowboy Valley Church continues to host biweekly services. Please check out CVC’s website at www.cowboyvalleychurch.com. CVC is also available to lead church services at other organized rodeo events. Just go to CVC’s website for contact information. Now that we got that out of the way, here is some other information. Over the winter months, PRC has been hosting several mini-clinics, visits from some veterinarians, grooming, hoof care, and held a three-day pole clinic at the Chevallier arena, all organized by Katie Craig. All events were well attended and I

would like thank all of our clinicians and attendees for coming out. These clinics are designed to help all riders, whether young or old, novice or experienced to work toward the development of a healthy relationship with their horses and to ensure we are all doing our part to take care of these amazing athletes. Well done Katie! As for this year’s season I am particularly excited due to the up and coming riders who will be honing in their skills and as spectators we will watch these riders grow and mature. I encourage family and friends to come out and join us. Next time you read a note it will contain the results and some pictures of these riders. Time to saddle up! Until next time, Happy trails

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Matsqui Prairie Trotters 4-H Horse Club

By Natalie Alves, Club Reporter

Jessica Kaczmarek, Kate Soeten, Kasi DeJong, Margaret Sword (Judge), Natalie Alves, Debbie Verbeek (Judge), Victoria Fryer, Rebecca Alves.

It is the start of another great year and the members of the Prairie Trotters 4-H Horse club are sure to be busy. The club started off the New Year with an afternoon of bowling in Abbotsford. In addition to regular monthly meetings we get together to do a variety of activities with and without our horses.

On February 13th we had club speeches. Congrats to Rebecca Alves for 1st place senior, Kasi DeJong 2nd place senior, Jessica Kaczmarek 3rd place senior, Natalie Alves 1st place junior and Victoria Fryer 2nd place junior. Rebecca, Natalie and Victoria represented our club at the district speeches. Victoria will be going

Kamloops Top Rail 4-H Club Report By Lacey Bormke The Kamloops Top Rails 4-H Club had a very busy month of March. It started off with us all going to Julia’s for an educational night. That night we got our new revised record books. Thanks to Erica for redoing them for us. On Friday the 13th, some of the Top Rails club members went to the Horse auction to sell 50/50 tickets. The night was very fun. There was a BIG turnout for the auction, so the 4-H managed to make just over $200 after it was split in half. On March 27 we had our club meeting. In April we are having our speak and show, Demo and Educational Display day on the 4th. April 18 and 19 we are having our focus on Judging weekend. On that weekend we have opened up the doors to miniatures. The Top Rails group this year has 16 members. Feel free to look at Top Rails web site. www.toprail.ca

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to regional speeches later in March. Good Luck! On Valentines Day we met for a ride time. It was great to get the horses out and about after a long snowy winter. We had club assessment (where horse and rider are assessed and placed in a unit for the year) at the end of February. Later on that evening, many of our members enjoyed watching an exciting bull riding event at the PBR finals at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Spring Break is on the way and two of our senior members, Carly and Brittany Mohle are busy planning a 2 day camp with clinics including dressage, western riding, equine massage and saddle fitting. Can’t wait! Many thanks to our leaders Wendy Mohle and Jackie Soeten for all of their hard work and to all the parents for your help!

Tidbit Fundraiser and Open House on April 11 Four Seasons Equestrian Facility in Ladner, BC is hosting an Open House and fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Ride on April 11. The afternoon will offer Natural Horsemanship Demos with Adiva Murphy, a tack sale, BBQ & bake sale, face painting, garage sale, raffles and more. This event is also a kick-off fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Ride happening on May 2nd at Deas Park (their 2nd annual). Contact Tara for more info 604-328-9360 or fourseasons@live.ca.

Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News

By Marlene Quiring

Announcing our new 2009/2010 executive: President: Wes Bott Vice-president: Keith Kendrew Secretary: Ron Morphy Treasurer: Twyla Daly Past president: Roy Quiring Directors: Colleen Campbell, Paul Barrow, Danny Gibson, Lynn Weed Our meeting March 1 had an excellent turnout with many past members returning to share the workload. Congratulations to our new president Wes Bott, treasurer Twyla Daly and secretary Ron Morphy, new directors are Lynn Weed and Danny Gibson. Watch for us April 24 to 26 at booth No. 309 at the Mane Event in Red Deer. This gives us a great opportunity to advertise our events planned for this year plus make available information to the public about our still much misunderstood favorite equines. We are very disappointed that last year’s presenter on behalf of the longears, Jerry Tindell, from California, will not be in attendance but we do have a series of clinics scheduled with him at the Lakedell Ag. Society at Westerose, AB, from July 10 to 19. Jerry works with mules, horses and donkeys, riding, packing or driving and did a fantastic job for us last year with two clinics. We are especially excited to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this fun, family orientated salute to the longears! Please check our website www.albertadonkeyandmule.com for a complete list of events. This is an exciting time of the year if a foal is expected, be it donkey, mule or horse. Those of us that have been around foals a lot tend to forget that most people do not always know the things about foal raising that we sometimes take for granted. The following is a little reminder of what it takes to “make a mule.’’

Trailer loading with Jerry Tindell at last year’s clinic.

MAKING A MULE A mule is a hybrid animal, the offspring of mating a male (Jack) donkey with a female horse. The horse may be of any breed, thus the mule can be a “made to order’’ animal. When a female donkey is bred to a horse stallion, which is much harder to accomplish, the offspring looks much like a mule but is called a hinny. Donkeys (usually mammoths) intended for the production of mules must be raised with horses. This way they think of themselves as a horse and are attracted to mares and often then will not want to breed a jennet, as she is not one of their kind. Some jacks will pasture breed but some will not as their cautious nature often makes them timid with mares in heat. Thus “hand breeding or artificial insemination is the best way to ensure a successful outcome. The gestation period for a mule is the same as a horse, around 11 months. Happy foaling!

Two ‘’participants’’ at Jerry’s clinic last year. Flame on the right and Clip Clop on the left are full brother and sister. Their mother is a draft cross mare and their father a mammoth Jack.

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Endurance Riders Association of BC Officers & Directors 2009 President - Brenda Miskimmin VP - Ruth Moorby Secretary - Pat Carnegie Treasurer - Louise Abbott Directors: Madeline Bateman Brenna Mayer Elaine Bessuille Terre O’Brennan Karen Ellis June Melhuish Lynn Wallden

mcpennytoo@telus.net Trmoorby@hotmail.com secretary@erabc.com treasurer@erabc.com

nutrition and hoof care, electrolytes and cooling, tack, fonzie@mail.ocis.net record keeping, and brenna.mayer@yahoo.com e_bessuille@telus.net ride strategy form tobytrot@telus.net The Endurance the big picture, Karenellis3@shaw.ca Riders Association jjmrider@hughes.net but if you’ve ever wallden6484@shaw.ca of BC is presenting wondered about www.ERABC.com a seminar on April any of these 19 in Kelowna entitled Building Success: aspects – is this enough? Too much? How Basics and Beyond. It is a Power Point can I check this? – there just might be presentation enhanced by speakers in some help in this seminar. And of course, their fields of expertise, handout materials there‘s the opportunity to spend the day and discussion, and is relevant to those with like-minded people who will each interested in trying endurance riding, bring their own wonderings to broaden those just starting out, and those who the info base. are ready to increase the challenges they This seminar reflects what I have met so far. The presentation is also like about endurance riding – the applicable to competitive trail riders, ride responsibility and empowerment to and tie, and probably the backcountry take charge of a long-term relationship, riders, too. Actually, if you’ve got a horse, building it, honing it, and trying to learn and you don’t quite know everything more all the time to keep building and there is to know about horses yet, it’s honing. worth your while attending. Oh sure, I love the coloured tack that The day will talk about building the complements my little mare so prettily. I successful horse and rider team -- what love having a reason to take long rides up does it take to be an endurance horse? and down the hills and trails at my home How does the rider keep the same horse and to see those rides get easier and easier under him/herself year after year, strong as conditioning builds. I love trimming and sound? Training and conditioning, my horse’s feet to keep her balanced and

sound. I love the trails at competitions taking us through new country – always beautiful! I love the amazing potlucks. And the vets! Never minding the questions I’ve saved up for them, and doing their best to help us ride safely and successfully. I love the ebb and flow of horse and rider teams on the trail – or riding the whole day with a good buddy, or making a new friend. But in the end, endurance is about me and my horse, you and your horse – the team. The team needs to know how to look after itself, how to prepare and how to respond to the mishaps and hazards of the sport. Finding that knowledge and building the competence and confidence is a lot of the pleasure. The seminar will be held at Kelowna Secondary School, Room 285, 1079 Raymer Ave. starting at 9:30 ending at 3:30. Preregister by phone or e-mail to me (June) at 250-256-7035 jjmrider@hotmail. com, and we’ll include your lunch. $10 at the door. If you can’t preregister, come anyhow, but bring your lunch! Hope to see you there – and on the trail.

Kelowna Gymkhana Club Update By Amanda Blamire The Kelowna Gymkhana Club held their Annual General Meeting on February 19, 2009. Our dates for 2009 to be held at the Kelowna Riding Club are as follows: May 24th June 14th June 28th July 19th “Tuff enough to wear pink day” Aug 16th Aug 30th Sept 27th

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The 2009 Executive is: President: Amanda Blamire Vice President: Tarja McLean and Brooke Halldorsen Secretary: Linda Lamberton Treasurer: Jim Hinchliffe Articles: Alax Multan - Devey Scrapbook: Raija McLean

New business: * A small increase on the daily fees. * Tuff enough to wear pink day will be on July 19th (some proceeds going to cancer research) * New look to our website www. kelownagymkhana.com * No Western Heritage qualifying events this season. For more information on our club please check out our website or call Amanda at 250-764-1397.

Pine Tree Riding Club KAMLOOPS, BC Newsletter contact: Meghan E-mail: meghan_popove42@hotmail.com Club contact: Debi 250-851-9256 www.pinetreeridingclub.com

Although spring definitely took its time joining us this year, the longer hours of daylight savings time made it a little easier to handle. With show season ready to jump into high gear, I hope everyone has been able to spend some time in the saddle and has control of the winter fuzzies. Our club started off the year on March 8 with the crowning of our 2009 royalty. Steph Brawn was crowned our 2009 PTRC Queen and Quinna Solowan is our 2009 PTRC Princess. A palace-sized thank you goes out to our amazing panel of judges Tara Gardner, Natalie Vivian and Patricia House. Congratulations to our 2009 membership draw winners, the Sample family. For getting their membership in before Feb. 27, the Samples get their 2009 membership for free! Another lucky member is Krista Blades who got her 2009 playday form in before Feb. 27 and will now recieve her April entries for free! Sponsorships are still needed to help our club out. There are many costs that go along with the playdays, clinics, and other events. Ribbons, prizes and trophies are just some of them. There are four levels of sponsorship available so if you or anyone you know is willing to help out please contact Alison Miller at 250-573-5468. How about jumping into spring? At our jumping clinic that is! Once again, Jodi Daburger will be helping everyone to get over it! PTRC will be hosting two jumping clinics, the first one is on Saturday, May 3, and the second is on Sunday, May 30. The clinics are for members only and the cost is $30 for one and $50.00 for both. The prices are only if you pay before or at the April playday. To sign up please call Krista Blades at 250-5712102 or e-mail her at kristablades@hotmail.com. A reminder to all that you must compete at three out of the five playdays in order to be eligible for the year end awards. All junior members who wish to compete for the Ernie Bourgeois Memorial Showmanship trophy must participate in the first four playdays to be eligible for the final that will take place at the Oct. 4 playday. A groundskeeper is needed from May to October to keep our grounds looking their finest. If you’re interested please call Debi Eppinger at 250-851-9256. A message to all overnight and day users of the pens, please put the gate rails back in the pile and put the cable through them when you are done with them. If you could also clean up any manure and leftover hay before you leave, many people would appreciate it.

2009 PTRC Queen Steph Brawn, 2009 PTRC Princess Quinna Solowan and runner-up Julia Baker

Notice to all members and arena users, on the following dates the arenas will be in use for a 4H function: Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., only the warmup arena will be available. Monday, June 1, and Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., only the warmup arena will be available. Sunday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will clinicians in BOTH arenas, neither will be available for use. Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 to 3, only the warmup arena will be available but know that there will be minis and carts on the grounds. 2009 DATES: April 12 -- Playday May 10 -- Playday June 6 and 7 -- Annual Show Aug. 16 -- Playday Sept. 13 -- Playday Oct. 4 -- Playday Nov. 7 -- Awards Banquet *Note the date change*

Tidbit Spirit of Life Ride – Date Change!

The South Okanagan Horse Association is hosting the fundraising Spirit of Life Ride in conjunction with the Willowbrook Trail Ride now on May 10 (not April 26 as previously advertised). Info www.soha-online.com. Pledge forms are on the website. This is their 4th year for the Spirit of Life Ride and have raised close to $15,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. 50% of the funds raised go to research and 50% go to support groups in the Okanagan. Please come out and join us this year and help fight against this devastating disease.

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British Columbia Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 www.bcqha.com * bcqha@hotmail.com President: Darhl Paley, 250-612-4770, dapaley@telus.net Vice President: Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807, saschumann@uniserve.com AQHA Director: Gayle Pawley-Wilson 604-530-6875, Fax 604-608-9174, gaylepw@istar.ca AQHA Director Emeritus: Gen Matheson Ph/Fax 604-534-5137 Membership Secretary /Media Liaison: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 Fax 604-806-9052, lcarter@mrl.ubc.ca CALENDAR OF EVENTS April 4 -- BCQHA AGM at 2 p.m. Super 8 Motel. 26574 Gloucester Way, Langley BC (264th and # 1 Hwy) Darhl 250-612-4770 or dapaley@telus.net April 11 -- LMQHA Evening Ride Thunderbird Show Park -- Langley, BC Terri 604-541-0511 or triplebquarterhorses@shaw.ca April 12 -- LMQHA Schooling Show Thunderbird Show Park -- Langley, BC Terri 604-541-0511 or triplebquarterhorses@shaw.ca April 25 -- SCQHA All Breed Fuzzy Horse Show Armstrong Agriplex - Armstrong, BC Cheri Smeeton 250-573-2541 or csmeeton@shaw.ca May 2, 3 – VIQHA Totem Circuit Beban Park -- Nanaimo, BC Margaret 604-856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net May 8, 9, 10 -- LMQHA Spring Circuit Thunderbird Show Park -- Langley, BC Margaret 604-856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net June 6 -- NBQHA Open All Breed Horse and Tack Sale Prince George, BC Info -- www.northernhorse.com/northernbcqhsale/ June 11, 12, 13, 14 -- VIQHA Glacier Valley Classic Beban Park -- Nanaimo, BC Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net June 27, 28 – VIQHA Mount Arrowsmith Summer Circuit Port Alberni, BC Gary Dagley 250-724-2790 or Gary.Dagley@dfompo.gc.ca

Membership – Lynne Carter We would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members for 2009 (as of March 12) -- Sue Ferguson (VI); Andrea Robinson (VI); Doug Baker (NB); Dawn, Kayla and Kelsey Videgain (NB); Wolfgang Kriegl (LM).

President’s Message – Darhl Paley I attended the affi liate convention in Amarillo, TX, Feb. 11 to 15, which was centred on bringing both new and old ideas to the forefront for all the affi liates to hear and discuss. There were nine different group presentations, from “Building Relationships with 4-H” to “What is the Future of Stock Horse/Ranch Horse Groups?” All of the

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presentations were great with lots of dialogue after each talk and numerous ideas were gathered to bring back to our associations. Two ideas that came to light were the trainers’ sale and the youth camps. We could fi nd value in including our trainers if they are agreeable in our fundraising efforts and allowing us to do some advertising for them as we did with our stallion owners who so generously donated their stallions to our winter draw. Youth camps are something each zone could handle as there are numerous youth in each zone that I am sure would belong to BCQHA if barriers were broken down. In the North, we have at least 25 4-H and open show groups who have an abundance of youth riding Quarter Horses. Only 10% of our AQHA members actually show. BCQHA basically centres on the shows that we approve, and keep track of. Last year there were several successful trail rides and hopefully this year there will be some more. If you are interested in hosting an AQHA ride, please contact any of your zone reps for more info or go on-line to AQHA. com. I would also like to see BCQHA become more pro-active within the other associations, recognizing those Quarter Horses that excel. Congratulations to all of the BCQHA High Points for 2008. Again we will be printing a table top book with all the winners, photos etc. We have had huge problems getting the trophies back on time in order to get name plates engraved etc. Th is is always a problem, so now we really need to address it. Please bring your ideas on this to our AGM or to your zone reps.

LMQHA – Haidee Landry It’s that time of year to bring out those fuzzy horses for a fun day of competition at the prestigious Thunderbird Show Park for the Evening Ride and All Breed Schooling Show on April 11 and 12. We welcome you to make a weekend of it and ride the evening before to familiarize your horse with the grounds and enjoy an evening social. Stalls are available for the night. Contact Terri 604-5410511 The Spring AQHA circuit is coming up on May 8 – 10 which is a month later this year. We’re hoping to take advantage of the warmer weather and we look forward to seeing our returning competitors and welcome all the new faces too. We also will be hosting some All Breed classes. Contact Margaret 604-856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net The 35th Annual Horseman’s Bazaar was held at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley on March 22. We’d like to thank all those professionals and associations who donated their time with demos and clinics. We’d also like to thank the Thunderbird staff for all the hard work they contribute to our fundraising event and all of the exhibitors who brought all sorts of new things for us to learn, look at or purchase. Thanks to the strong support of the equine community that allows us to offer a venue for equine-related associations, businesses and professionals to showcase their talents and wares.

SCQHA – Cheri Smeeton The SCQHA 12th Annual “All Breed Fuzzy Horse Show” will be held on April 25, 2009, at the Armstong Agriplex in Armstrong, BC. The Fuzzy offers a series of classes for many rider levels and will fi ll the need to offer an educational schooling show in our zone. Horses of all breeds and competitors of all levels of competence are welcome. Th is show is also a great opportunity to get your horses warmed up for the upcoming show season. Our official judge for this show is PtHA- and HCBC-approved Judge Jodie Moore of Moore Performance Horses in Langley, BC At this venue Jodie will take the opportunity to educate and offer a fun recreational experience to the exhibitors. Th is show will be a great “introduction and preparation” for showing at an AQHA and Breed level. By relaxing some of the AQHA standards the participants will have the opportunity to learn what would be required in future show participation. Spectators are welcome. South Central hopes that all participants will have a good time and take home the feeling of a positive experience along with some great prizes. Show programs and entry forms can be found in major tack stores throughout the Zone or by visiting our website at www.bcqha/scqha. Please contact Cheri Smeeton at (250) 573-2541 or e-mail csmeeton@shaw.ca for further information.

NBCQHA – Carlina Schumann We had a fun awards banquet on Valentine’s Day in Prince George and it was great to see everyone again. Here are our award winners: High Point Open Stallion -- Zips Divine Cowboy, Al and Donna Oosterhoff High Point Amateur Stallion/Reservation Open Stallion -- Dimensional Assets, Cheryl Hulyd High Point Amateur Mare -- I Bee Romancin, Carla Cripps Reserve Open Mare -- Play Girls Whim, Lianne Hummel Reserve Amateur Mare -- Miss Flammable Zip, Edith Bowerbank Reserve Youth Gelding -- Dempseys Legacy, Breeyelle Harrison Reserve Senior Horse/Reserve Working Horse -- MQH Haida Que Bar, Pam Morrison Reserve Open Gelding/Reserve Amateur Gelding/High Point Amateur Select -- One Famous Chick, Garth Koll High Point Youth Gelding/Reserve Youth 14-18/ Reserve Junior Horse -- Next Dempsey, Jenica Pavlis Reserve Novice Amateur/Reserve Amateur -- Fancy Silver Jackie, Kelly Rasmussen Reserve Youth 13 and Under -- TCD Execution Annie, Mayson Schumann High Point Working Horse -- Renenic, Sand Schumann Reserve Amateur Select -- TCD Barbies An Asset, Cliff Harrison Reserve Novice Youth -- Peppy Leotoes Lacey, Jillian Pavlis High Point Open Mare/Youth Mare/Novice Youth/13 and Under -- Mia Awesome Chip, Alix Rasmussen High Point Open Gelding/Amateur Gelding/Novice Amateur/Amateur/Senior Horse -- Famous Mister Bert, Tara Alde

Congratulations to all. Don’t miss our horse auction, Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in Prince George. To view consignments and for more info visit www.northernhorse.com/ northernbcqhsale/

BC Paint Horse Club

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they plan on showing – unfortunately it is no longer enough to just know your number or expect to have www.bcphc.com it on fi le. If you don’t have Pres Position Vacant your card yet (or renewed), VP Colleen Schellenberg 604 534-8287 colleen_doug@shaw.ca you can contact APHA Sec Mary Ratz 604-639-0212 ratzmary@hotmail.com (www.apha.com) and they Treas Dianne Rouse 604 530-3366 lazy3@telus.net can do your membership Past Pres. Louise Bruce 604-530-8310 ljbruce@telus.net APHA Director (BC & Alaska) on-line, and your Amateur/ Laura Bouchard 250 374-8864 lpacres@telus.net Novice Amateur/Youth Alt Andrea Aitken 250 498-2240 raitken@persona.ca card by fax for immediate APHA www.apha.com 817 834-2742 use. If you are planning on heading down to the US to show, don’t forget to get your declaration form fi lled out by the federal vet. At the time that this went to press, we Your vet will provide you with the form when have a lot of people getting ready to head to the health certificate and Coggins are issued for Monroe for the BC Paint Horse Club and the travel to the US. It is available at no cost to you, Pacific Northwest Paint Horse Club’s 2009 but must be accompanied with you as you travel Spring Classic combined six-judge show. They to and from the United States. have 200 stalls booked so far so it looks like The PAC-approved events are off to a it will be a huge success! With trophy saddles roaring success! We now have shows that being awarded as division High Points (Junior encompass virtually every discipline so no Horse, Senior Horse, Novice Amateur, Amateur, matter how you enjoy your Paint, there is an Youth 14 to 18, Youth 13 and Under, Walk-Trot event that you can earn points doing what you and Solid Paint-Bred) there’s bound to be a lot love! I wrote last month about the successful of exciting classes to watch! Many thanks again winter schooling hunter/jumper shows at to our generous sponsors: Alison Willoughby Thunderbird Park and how well Jessica Cheadle and Bruce Maitland of Maitland & Associates; Louise and Graeme Bruce of Brinco Distributors; and Bar J Zandas Beauty did. Th is month we have results from two performance shows. The Dianne and Bob Rouse of Lazy 3 Ranch; first show of the season and boy did we have Barbara Binns and Wayne Chappell of Bar BW some awesome competitors who braved the snow Paints; Robert Bosa of the Quorum Group; to come and support Barbara Binns’s first of Colleen and Doug Schellenberg of Schellenberg three schooling show series at Shirrocco Farm Trucking; Dan Chamberland of the Rainbow in Langley on March 8. They had an amazing Classic Show; Rick Nissen; Jan Myren; Blodwyn turnout of 33 horses that competed in English Bristow; Teresa Albrici; and Kerry Sawyer. and Western performance and trail. As this is a We’ll have results and pictures for you in next three-show series, the high point results will be month’s article. Thank you in advance to all the announced after the third show on July. Check volunteers who help put on the Spring Classic! the BC Paint Horse Club’s website for more Whether you tackled a position on the show details. The second club who also had their first committee or donated time at the show to help show of the season was the Rainbow Horse Club, out where and when it was needed thank you! It which was held at Arbutus Meadows in Nanaimo is a daunting task to put on an event of this size, (Nanoose Bay) on Vancouver Island. They had a and it’s nice to know that we have a community whopping 45 horses, and we did indeed show in of members who appreciate the efforts of those the middle of a blizzard! that make it possible to have a show of this Exhibitors came from as far away as calibre to participate in. Victoria and Campbell River to enjoy a full slate For those of you showing, not just in Monroe, but at any APHA-approved event, make of English and Western performance, Walk-Trot, Halter, Showmanship, Hunter over Fences, sure you send in your NWCC declaration forms! Reining and Trail. Is was a great warmup show Also, if your horse is a BC bred, you’ll want to with good-sized classes. There were five Paints complete and send in the forms. Please check the in attendance and the High Point Paint was J website (www.bcphc.com) for more details and Bugs Classy Lady ridden by Cassidy Graham of forms. Before you can compete at any APHACampbell River. Cassidy is a new member to the approved event, you must have a current APHA/ BC Paint Horse Club and the Rainbow Horse AjPHA membership card when you check in at Club. High Point English Green Horse was won the office. You must have your current Amateur/ by Kim Walters on SAQ Twisters Cash, a BCPHC Novice Amateur card with you too. Trainers member who participates in PAC and the Open must also have a current membership card if

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Cassidy Graham, riding J Bugs Classy Lady, High Point Paint at the Rainbow Horse Club Show

Show Program. The BC Paint Horse Club has also sponsored the Year End High Point Paint award, through the Open Show and Competition Program, so it will be a race to the finish line for all the Paints competing in this series! A few more clubs are now PAC-approved: Reinin’ in the Sun – this big reining event is held in the interior; all the Maple Ridge Hunter Jumper Shows; and both of the Southlands Hunter Jumper Shows – stay tuned for more details. Many thanks to Kelly Allen for spreading the word about the PAC program and getting so many new clubs and disciplines involved!!! I would like to welcome the newest members to the BC Paint Horse Club: Angela Laws-Peel of KISS Farms in Chilliwack; Val Dacyk of Armstrong; Cassidy Graham of Cambell River; and Nakita Delichte of Double Delichte Stables of Coldstream. Moving on to the more technical aspects of the club – zone one and NWCC report had a few tidbits I’d like to pass on – the 2008 zone one show in Nampa, ID, was the eighth-ranked show in the nation! The dates for the 2009 show, also in Nampa, are Aug. 18 to 22. Stalls and RV spots can start being reserved as of April 1. For those of us making the trek from the coast, the Idaho Paint Horse club is putting on an APHA-approved show Aug. 14 to 16 – just to help make the trip more worthwhile! According to people who attended last year, it is a phenomenal facility, well run and tons of fun! Well, that looks like it for now – stay tuned next month for the results of the Spring Classic! As always, I look forward to hearing from you and you can send your stories and pictures to silverdollar35@hotmail.com. Happy Trails! - Anne Marie Wass

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BC Interior Arabian Horse Association www.bciaha.com BC Interior Arabian Horse Association www.bciaha.com President / Encampment Chair: Wally Goertz Ph/Fax: 250-546-6004 asmarawg@telus.net Vice-President: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145 piblet@shaw.ca Secretary / Webpage Editor: Sean Newton 250-546-8088 snrk@telus.net Treasurer / Membership: Dani Goldenthal Ph/Fax :250-832-4111 gvarabians@telus.net Flying Carpet: Deborah Mikkelsen 250-548-3899 Deborah@Khafra-Arabians.com Youth: Breen Johnson 250-832-9122 fuzzy_peaches_gerl@hotmail.com and/or Cheryl Johnson leejohn1@telus.net Recreational Riding Program: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145 piblet@shaw.ca

Hello everyone! Yaay finally the end of the winter months and we can all get back to enjoying our horses. There’s a lot happening within our club to report on this month and months to come. I have been chatting with Elroy Karius and Gail Jewell of Endurance Canada. Wonderful members of our club and extremely talented. On their locally bred Arabian mounts they attended the Canadian National Championship at Sundre, AB, in 2008. Elroy riding Jolly Holiday won the 50-mile championship and Gail riding NL Temptation, won the 100-mile national and FEI championship. NL Temptation was also awarded the coveted Best Condition. These riders among many more local riders are in top spots for selection to the teams representing Canada at the 2009 North American championships and the 2010 World Equestrian Games. As you can imagine, it is very expensive travelling and competing in this sport. Significant cash payouts are awarded through the AHA sweepstakes program. It is very important that

breeders continue to nominate their foals. It is not only an economic resource for competitors, but Canadian bred horses and Arabian breeders in general will benefit from the sweepstakes. May 24 -- BCIAHA will be holding an open community show at the Armstrong fairgrounds. We welcome all riders to come and enjoy the day. There will be classes for all breeds and levels. Come join us for a great day of fun! Call Sheila or Wally Goertz at 546-6004 or Dani Goldenthal at 832-4111. May 31 -- Arabian Community Show at Copper Hills Equestrian Center. Contact Ann Wallin at 374-4674 July 25/26 -- Arabian Community Show at West Kootenay to be held at the Nelson and District riding club grounds. Contact Holley Campbell at 362-9065 News from Copper Hills -- We held two Dawn Heppner clinics in February and March hoping to attract more Arabian riders. Dawn arrived in Kamloops to freezing temperatures with a big sunny smile and warm welcome for all the people who braved the cold. We quickly set up obstacles in the indoor arena; buckets, cones, tarps, squares, chutes, a wooden bridge all formed part of the new landscape. Six horses and owners, including five Arabians, attended the first session and eight people with six Arabians attended the second session. On Saturday we worked together, both in hand and in saddle to get our horses moving off our leg and listening to our cues with full attention. Sunday brought about individual lessons where we further refined the riding or in-hand skills that we wanted to work on with our horses.

RIDING CLINIC WITH CARLA JACKSON BCIAHA SUBSIDIZED CLUB FUNCTION All levels -- all breeds -- all disciplines April 18 and 19, 2009, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Armstrong, BC - Limited stabling available Asmara Stables, 5026 Pringle Rd., Armstrong, BC, Phone 250-546-6004 Registration -- $120/weekend Includes two private 45-minute lessons -- one on each day. Private lessons will be booked on a first-come basis. Late participants will be organized into group lessons as time allows. Lunch provided. Spectators are welcome at no cost. 76 • Saddle Up • April 2009

It was a wonderful way to kick off the riding year and have some fun with our very hairy friends. For more information on the clinics at Copper Hills check out www.copperhillsequestrian.ca. News from Damarhe Training -- Early in March brought a new colt to the training barn. He is sired by the great Piaff -- if you are a fan of this stallion take notice of this colt. I am honoured to have him he is beautiful and already knows he is destined for greatness. I look forward to presenting him at Breeders in the yearling colts. I am quite excited, so thank you to Bob and Gail Williams for sending him out west. We will be competing at all the shows this year so if you have any questions or would like to join in on the clinics or join in for showing contact Dawn at Damarhe Training 250-808-0738 or e-mail dmheppner@hotmail.com. Fiona Griffiths sent in some news about her wonderful straight Egyptian, Heir Apparent. His little companion mare died of old age -- she was 50 -- and he was so lonely. I decided that he would live a happier life as a gelding as he will be able to live in a herd of horses as nature intended. He did not waste his years as a stallion, as there are many lovely young horses by him and I even have a granddaughter out of one of his daughters. She is by a Morgan stallion and I am glad now that I kept the mare instead of offering her for sale as I had thought of doing. Fiona. The foals are starting to arrive! Cori Wilson welcomed a new little halfArab fi lly “Josapheen” sired by Shy Gayfeen++++// out of El Phaira on March 10. Congratulations Cori!!

*All juniors must wear approved protective headgear when riding on the facility.* Riders/handlers of all levels are invited to participate. This year we are offering a special group class in showmanship/ halter. This class is only $15/participant/day. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity – spaces are fi lling fast. Deadline April 10, 2009 For more information and/or to register call or e-mail Karel Nordstrom at phone: 250-546-0098 or e-mail: ktnord@telus.net.

BC Cutting Horse Association BCCHA 2009 SHOW SCHEDULE (approvals for all shows pending) 2009 Board of Directors President: Wendell Stoltzfus 250-378-2908 Vice Pres: Kevin Tienkamp 250-546-9156 Secretary: Lynn Graham 250-374-8882 Mary Lynn Zirnhelt Les Timmons Sue Majeau Ken Hartley Roger Smeeton Bob Zirnhelt Val Martin Wendy Garrard Bob Zirnhelt

Email Address: bccha@telus.net Web Site www.cuttingnews.com Area 20

BCCHA “NEVER WON A BUCKLE” CLASS 2009 SHOW SCHEDULE April 5 Zirnhelt Spring Cutting April 25 Frolek Ranch Cutting May 2 Coast Show June 26 BCCHA Maturity/Classic Challenge – Bonanza Cutting Aug. 15 LAST CHANCE – to win a buckle! Gary M. Cunningham Memorial Aug. 16 GRAND CHAMPION Never Won a Buckle, Gary M. Cunningham Memorial

Once a contestant has won a buckle in this class he or she will no longer be eligible to compete in this class until the Gary M. Cunningham Memorial (Aug. 16, 2009) when all buckle winners will compete for the “Grand Champion” title and a pair of custom-made chaps! Open to any contestant with less than $2,000 in CCHA/NCHA life-time earnings and having never won a BCCHA buckle. (Youth buckles previously won are exempt.) All contestants must be members in good standing with the BCCHA. BCCHA will provide each winner of this class with a buckle. Entry fees/class charges will be $120. Contestants will be guaranteed at least 2-½ head of fresh cattle. For more information or to enter, contact the BCCHA show office at 250374-8882. WIN A BUCKLE! Compete for a pair of custom-made chaps!

April 4-5 April 10, 11, 12 April 17, 18, 19 April 25- 26 May 2 -3 May 23-24 May 30-31 June 5, 6, 7 June 25-28 Aug 8- 9 Aug 14, 15, 16

Zirnhelt Spring Cutting – BCCHA, CCHA, NCHA CCHA Finals Susan Stewart Scholarship Clinic - Zirnhelt Ranch, Kamloops Frolek Ranch Cutting – Kamloops - BCCHA, CCHA Coast Show - Chilliwack – BCCHA, CCHA, NCHA Stump Lake Ranch Cutting- BCCHA, CCHA Deleeuw Ranch Cutting – Knutsford - BCCHA NCHA Days - Claresholm, AB – CCHA, NCHA BCCHA Maturity, Classic/Challenge LAE & Bonanza Weekend - BCCHA, CCHA, NCHA Williams Lake Cutting – BCCHA, CCHA Gary M. Cunningham Memorial Weekend and LAE - BCCHA, CCHA, NCHA

Susan Stewart Youth Endowment Fund This award is available to a youth who is anxious to improve their education or skills. This means if a youth would like to take a clinic, take some instructions or a course, they may apply to this endowment fund for financial help. This does not mean for cutting instruction only it may be applied to high school rodeo, English or Western events, etc. Interested applicants should submit a personal resume together with how the award would be used, and benefit the applicants. Seven recipients were awarded funding for 2008. Applications should be sent to Betty Manuel, Box 850, Logan Lake, BC. Applicants may be asked to appear for an interview. The applications must be received by Dec. 31 each year. The board of directors of the BCCHA in consideration with Ken and June Hartley shall make the decision. The award will be available by March 1 of each year, upon receipt of invoice or proof of enrolment.

Susan Stewart Susan’s life ended tragically when she was only 24. However in those short years she lived life to the fullest. She had her own Shetland pony when she was two and from there she graduated to a Welsh pony which she showed at the local play days and smaller shows. As we were involved with Quarter Horses she started competing in Q.H. shows in the

Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. When she was 11 she was the High Point Youth 13 and under and won a Western saddle. She continued to compete in her teen years and even tried cutting. During these years she worked part-time at a number of jobs including a bakery and waitressing. After graduation she went to modelling school and worked for a cosmetic company. She later moved to the Okanagan and went to hairdressing school but decided that was not for her. She then moved to Calgary and got married, and she and her husband lived in Okotoks for a couple of years at which time she was barrel racing. She moved back to the coast when she was 24, and lived with Ken and I that year till her death. She was learning to ride cutting horses and it was our great dream she would carry on with our passion but it was not to be. -- June & Ken Hartley

2009 Susan Stewart Fundraising Clinic April 17, 18 and 19 Zirnhelt Ranch, Kamloops, BC Open to anyone wanting to improve their cutting skills. Come and ride with some of Canada’s top cutting horse trainers and riders. Contact Mary Lynn Zirnhelt 250-828-1033

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REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE: Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567, johnsmith@smith.net, www.smithshow.com

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Every Sun. WEEKLY ROPING PRACTICE (Indoors) 12 noon, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland, Sandy 250-718-2761 Every Sun. CATTLE SORTING, 12 noon, Brandt Ranch, Pritchard, 250-577-3156 Every Wed. WEEKLY ROPING PRACTICE (Indoors) 6:30 p.m., Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland, Sandy 250-718-2761 1-3 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Cobble Hill, BC. Nancy or John Lane 250-743-1268, E-mail: nancylane@shaw.ca 2-6 PNH WITH SALLY LANG, Natural Horse Styles, Qualicum Beach, Vicki Dugas, E-mail oena@shaw.ca or call 250-228-4933 3-5 AMANDA SELF Reining & Horsemanship Clinic Series, Brandt Ranch, Pritchard, Stan or Jeanette 250-577-3156 or Amanda 250-804-1723 3-5 JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP COURSE 1/2 Riding Clinic, Field Horsemanship Center, Abbotsford, Carol Amero 778-888-4032 3–5 CONNECTED RIDING & NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Chase, BC, Chris, 250-679-3837, www.ForTheHorse.com 4 BCCTRA Nanaimo Schooling Ride, www.bcctra.ca 4 RIDING WITH AWARENESS, Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or www.ttouch.ca 4 SILLY HAT RIDE! Meet 11am, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Bev 604-487-9947 5 GAMES, Mission Horse Club, Helen 604-820-1819, www.missionhorseclub.com 5 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC (Beginner L1) w/Cindy Kirschman, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Lumby, 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 5 BC HERITAGE CIRCUIT SHOW, Furleez Farm, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785, arthur1_dj@telus.net 5 SCHOOLING SHOW, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Ursula 250-546-0171 or Carolyn 250-546-0361. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 8-13 EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Langley, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca 9-11 MAXINE MCKENNA BARREL CLINIC, Vernon, Skye Hamming 250-545-3323 10-11 FRANCES WEEKS CLINIC, Copper Hills Equestrian, 5504 Rodeo Drive, Kamloops, Contact Ann 250-819-7597 10-12 DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Okanagan Falls, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com 10-12 BCTCPA, Molnar Spring Classic, team cattle penning, Chilliwack BC, Pete & Deb, 604-649-4947 11 ERABC Helldiver Resurrection, Courtenay, www.ERABC.com 11 OPEN HOUSE & FUNDRAISER for Children’s Wish Ride, Four Seasons Equest., Ladner, Tara 604-328-9360, fourseasons@live.ca 11 SSA & SELECT HORSE SALE and Trade Show, Peace River Area QH Assoc., Dawson Creek, Colleen 250-843-7337 or Rea 250-719-9195 11 TRAIL HORSE CHALLENGE SERIES (1of 3). Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 11 LMQHA Evening Ride, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, Terri (604) 541-0511 or triplebquarterhorses@shaw.ca 11 SOHA FUZZY SHOW, Summerland Rodeo Grounds, for info check web www.soha-online.com 11-12 DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 11-12 OK BREEDERS GROUP Showcase & Horse Sale, Used Tack Sale, Trade Fair, Demos, etc. Armstrong Fairgrounds. www.okbreedersgroup.com 11-12 NICOLE BROWN REINING CLINIC, Terrace, BC, Juanita 250-635-6348, hrswhispers@yahoo.ca 12 LMQHA All Breed Schooling Show, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, Terri (604) 541-0511 or triplebquarterhorses@shaw.ca 12 PLAYDAY, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com 12–18 1 WEEK HORSE LOGGING SCHOOL, Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch, Gold Bridge, BC, adventures@chilcotinholidays.com, 250-238-2274 15-17 JOSH NICOL CLINIC, Armstrong, Mandy 250-309-6208 17-18 EQUINE HOLISTIC AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM, Armstrong Fairgrounds, BC, 250-546-3527, www.cahet.org

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EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Courtenay, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378- 4632 or www.equinerehab.ca DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Victoria, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com KELLY MEZZATESTA CLINIC (Silver Cert. Chris Irwin Trainer), Remuda Ranch, Turtle Valley, Shuswap, Kelly 250-679-2815 ELEANOR KLAWER DRESSAGE & JUMPING CLINIC, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Lynn 604-487-1337 BCCTRA Fanny Bay Schooling Ride, www.bcctra.ca GARAGE/TACK SALE, Diamond H Tack, Kelowna, 250-762-5631 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com ENDURANCE RIDING CLINIC, Kelowna, Location TBA, contact June at 250-256-7035, jjmrider@hotmail.com CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB GYMKHANA, 10am start at Heritage Park. Contact Susan cody_bar7@yahoo.com MT. CHEAM PONY CLUB EVENT, Janice go_event@dowco.com, www.island22horsepark.com CARLA JACKSON RIDING CLINIC, All Levels/Breeds/Disciplines. Asmara Stables, Armstrong, Karel 250-546-0098, ktnord@telus.net BEGINNER REINING CLINIC, Carmen Teixeira, Salmon Arm, BC, Leslie 250-546-0300, Sun_Reiners@yahoo.ca TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Matway Farms, Abbotsford BC, Becky vernier6@shaw.ca, 604-824-6250 JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP COURSE 2/3 Clinic, Thorsby Haymaker Arena, Throsby, AB, Tamara tamara_neufeld@hotmail.com VDRC SPRING FLAT SHOW, Vernon, June Lalonde 250-545-0803 LRS GAMES DAY, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com DRESSAGE SHOW, Delta Riding Club, Sheila 604-940-9698, www.deltaridingclub.com CRC HORSESHOW, 9am start at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Contact Cheryl (604) 823-6972 ENDURANCE RIDING SEMINAR, Basics & Beyond, Kelowna Secondary School, 9:30-3:30, June 250-256-7035, jjmrider@hotmail.com DEE BUTTERFIELD BARREL RACING CLINIC, Kelowna, Rhonda, rhonda@schurian.ca EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Jandana Ranch, Kamloops, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca PRINCETON CHA TRAIL CERTIFICATION CLINIC w/Marion Weisskopff as CI, Jack Breaks 604-856-7786, Email: jackb@jrjtrail.ca DRESSAGE FESTIVAL, Kelowna Riding Club, Kelowna, www.kelownaridingclub.net THE MANE EVENT, Red Deer, AB, www.maneeventexpo.com SCQHA ALL BREED FUZZY HORSE SHOW (12th Annual), Armstrong Agriplex, Armstrong, BC, Cheri Smeeton 250-573-2541, csmeeton@shaw.ca BHA DRESSAGE & HUNTER SCHOOLING SHOW, Grand Forks, Jaime 250-442-5061, bhanews@hotmail.com, www.boundaryhorse.ca SHOW JUMPING CLINIC w/Anthony Lothian, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, TFC Centre, Kelowna BC, Paul paultc@shaw.ca, 250-765-7853 HORSEBACK ARCHERY, Kassai World Cup & NAHA Challenge, Demos & Clinics, Mt. Currie, BC, Robert 604-935-8675, www.horsebackarchery.ca DALE IRWIN CLINIC, Copper Hills Equestrian, 5504 Rodeo Drive, Kamloops, Contact Ann 250-819-7597 ERABC Moulton Creek, Pritchard, www.ERABC.com SHADOWDANCERS’ HORSEPATTER APPROACH CLINIC, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 HORSE PACKING CLINIC w/Jim McCrae, Silver Spur Trails Wilderness Ranch, Lumby, BC, Yrene 250-547-9869, wilderness@silverspurtrails.ca BHA GENERAL PERFORMANCE SCHOOLING SHOW, Grand Forks, Karan 250-442-2053, bhanews@hotmail.com, www.boundaryhorse.ca HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC (Interm. L2) w/Cindy Kirschman, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instr., Lumby, 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca HORSE SALE, TopNotch Performance Horses, Stony Plain, AB, www.topnotchperformancehorses.com OPEN SCHOOLING Show, Armstrong Pony Club, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Barb 250-546-8535 REINING SCHOOLING SHOW, Brandt Ranch, Pritchard, Stan or Jeanette 250-577-3156 MILE ‘O’ RIDING CLUB GYMKHANA, Lillooet, BC, Jackie Johnston 250-256-4549 or tpflann@telus.net

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EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Lethbridge, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, tsword@telus.net BCBRA/BRN4D Barrel Race, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland, www.BCBRA.com MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Kelowna, BC, Anne Smythe 250-860-2785, E-mail: arthur1_dj@telus.net

may 1 1-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-3 2 2 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 3 3 3 3 3 3-5 4-8 6 7-8 7-12 8-9 8-10 8-10 8-10 8-10

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HEALING WITH HORSES - INTUITIVE COMMUNICATIONS, Armstrong, BC, 1-800-405-6643, www.rivasremedies.com MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Grand Forks BC, Joanne Rooke 250-442-0275, Email: rjrooke@telus.net HUNTER/JUMPER SPRING CLASSIC, Kelowna Riding Club, Kelowna, caroline@rmshowjumping.com, www.kelownaridingclub.net ALI BUCHAN DRESSAGE CLINIC, 100 Mile House, BC, contact Mike Kidston 250-791-5247 BCTCPA, 8 Mile Ranch, team cattle penning, Merritt BC, Gerry 250-378-6119 DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Smithers, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Sorrento, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com PGRHA Spring Slide, Prince George, www.pgrha.com HEALING WITH KINESIOLOGY. Armstrong, BC, 1-800-405-6643, www.rivasremedies.com REINING SCHOOLING SHOW, Sun Reiners, Armstrong, BC, Leslie, Sun_Reiners@yahoo.ca, www.wcra.info DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com TEAM ROPING SCHOOL, Doug Henry’s, Armstrong, 250-546-6494, dally_up2@telus.net BC RANCH CUTTING, Approved BCCA (CCHA), Chilliwack, Sue Majeau. 604-865-7013, smajeau@handrcollision.com TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Saanich Fair Grounds, Saanich BC, Sharon sharonbrink@brink.bc.ca, 250-656-2420 SOHA SPRING SHOW, BCHC Qualifier, Summerland Rodeo Grounds, for info check web www.soha-online.com VIQHA Totem Circuit, Beban Park - Nanaimo, BC, Margaret (604) 856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net ICELANDIC HORSE BREED INTRODUCTION, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, BC, info@toltaway.com or 250-838-0234 GAMES, Mission Horse Club, Helen 604-820-1819, www.missionhorseclub.com HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC (Interm. L2) w/Cindy Kirschman, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instr., Lumby, 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca LONG EARS FUN DAY, Cedar Hill Ranch, Falkland, Mavis or Tom 250-379-2076 GYMKHANA, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Nelson BC, Teresa Precious 250-229-4203, E-mail: Northope@shaw.ca DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Camp, Kamloops, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Silverton BC, Jenny Jones 250-358-7105, Email: jenrae91@telus.net MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Lumby, BC, Lorelei Beattie 250-547-0140, Email: lorelei61@gmail.com EQUINE MASSAGE COURSE, Eagle Spiriit Ranch, Willow Bunch, SK, Sidonia McIntyre, 1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632) www.equinerehab.ca FRANCES WEEKS CLINIC, Copper Hills Equestrian, 5504 Rodeo Drive, Kamloops, Contact Ann 250-819-7597 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Janice Jarvis, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com RIVA’S HEALING RETREATS, Armstrong, BC, 1-800-405-6643, www.rivasremedies.com DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Okanagan Falls, 250-573-4189, www.dougmills.com LMQHA Spring Circuit, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, Margaret (604) 856-1419 or knightwoman@telus.net

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PENINSULA REINING CLUB ROCK SLIDE, Reining/Working Cow, WCRA/NRHA/NRCHA, Saanichton, BC, Wilma fraseryule@shaw.ca MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Kelowna, BC, Anne Smythe 250-860- 2785, E-mail: arthur1_dj@telus.net VDRC HUNTER/JUMPER DISCOVERY SHOW, Vernon, June Lalonde 250-545-0803 BCCTRA, Parksville/Qualicum, www.bcctra.ca OKANAGAN MINIATURE HORSE CLUB, Fundraiser Show, IPE grounds, Armstrong, BC, Melanie Russo 250-767-2322 HIGH SCHOOL RODEO, Peachland Riding Club, Sandy 250-718-2761, sandylw@shaw.ca SPRING FLING FUN SHOW, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 WILD & WOOLLY SCHOOLING SHOW BCHQ, 100 Mile House, BC, Carolyn 250-397-2281 or Tammy 250-706-4849 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Green Ridge Stables, OK Falls BC, Paul paultc@shaw.ca, 250-765-7853, cell 250-317-7725 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC (Interm. L2) w/Cindy Kirschman, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instr., Lumby, 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca PLAYDAY, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com SPIRIT OF LIFE RIDE/WILLOWBROOK TRAIL RIDE, Willowbrook Park, South Okanagan, www.soha-online.com BCBRA/BRN4D Barrel Race, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland, www.BCBRA.com SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, tsword@telus.net EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Saskatoon, SK, Sidonia 1-888-378- 4632 or www.equinerehab.ca MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Victoria, BC, Kristina Millar 250-478-2051, E-mail: kristinamillar@hotmail.com CLASSICAL RIDING CLINIC w/Craig Stevens, Aldergrove, BC 604-504-5909, aateam@witsendfarms.com COMBINED TEST (Dressage and Show Jumping), Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 CRC HORSESHOW, 9am start at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Contact Cheryl (604) 823-6972 OKANAGAN MINIATURE HORSE CLUB, Demo Day at O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC, Laura McInroy 250-546-1992 LITTLE BRITCHES RODEO contact Denise Little 250-396-7724 littlecountry@bcinternet.net HOW TO RIDE AN ICELANDIC HORSE, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, BC, info@toltaway.com or 250-838-0234 OMHC Miniature Horse Club Demo, O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC, Laura McInroy 250-546-1992 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Larry Stewart, Harmony Level 2, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC, Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or www.ttouch.ca ADIVA MURPHY CLINIC, Intro to NH, Horse on Course Ranch, Falkland, BC, Val Woida 250-379-6847 woida@telus.net BHA GENERAL PERFORMANCE SHOW, 2009 BCH Qualifier, Grand Forks, Karan 250-442-2053, bhanews@hotmail.com, www.boundaryhorse.ca GROUP CAMPING, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Bev 604-487-9947 HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW, BC Heritage Qualifier, Delta Riding Club, Cathy 604-328-3814 www.deltaridingclub.com ENGLISH SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Shawna 604-820-8317, www.missionhorseclub.com FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Brenda 250-546-2557 or Tammy 250-832-3409, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org KETTLE RIVER TRAILS ASSOC. 3rd Annual Endurance Ride, incl. Fun Ride, Rock Creek, www.erabc.com, or lynnlp@telus.net 250-446-2415 SPRING HORSE TRIALS EVENT, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Cobble Hill, BC, Nancy or John Lane 250-743-1268, E-mail: nancylane@shaw.ca GYMKHANA, 100 Mile House, BC contact Jen Felce 250-791-6207 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Larry Stewart, Partnership Level 1, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 2 WEEK GUIDE SCHOOL, Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch, Gold Bridge, BC,

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Clubs & Associations “Experience the Real West YOUR WAY” Choose From

Working Ranch - Guest Ranch - Country - Back Country



ARMSTRONG/ENDERBY RIDING CLUB 250-546-2557, Fun Days, Shows, Clinics, Battle Royal. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 9/09

The Back Country Horsemen of B. C. BCHBC provides a social, safe learning atmosphere for all equestrians interested in trail riding and the back country. We strive to preserve and enhance the use of public lands for all equestrians. Pres. Jonathan, 604-556-6884 or www.bchorsemen.org 10/09

BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. www.bcctra.ca Pres: Pat Hayward, 250-395-3472 11/09 BC CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Wendell Stoltzfus 250-374-8233 bccha@telus.net, or web www.cuttingnews.com Area 20 3/09 BC DRAFT UNDER SADDLE CLUB. Open to all Draft and Draft X. Pres: Dawn Germscheid 604-617-7354, www.bcdraftundersaddleclub.com 8/09 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC. 250-546-6004 Arabian Encampment, Youth Club, Racing, Endurance 10/09 BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Karen Wilkie 250-546-8973 Meeting, Trail Rides/Socials, Fellowship, Newsletter, www.morganhorse.ca 11/09 BC MINIATURE HORSE CLUB www.miniaturehorsesbc.com Pres: Jason Walmsley 604-856-1419 Show June 13-14 Cloverdale 5/10 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB VP Colleen Schellenberg 604-534-8287 Shows, Horses for sale, Membership 3/10 BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION Membership: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 bcqha@hotmail.com or visit www.bcqha.com 7/09 BC RANCH CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. (Fraser Valley) Pres. David Parker 604-462-0304, dabepa@yahoo.com, www.bcrcha.com 2/10

BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOC. (Grand Forks) Pres: Tanya Margerison 250-4420209, bhanews@hotmail.com, Visit www.boundaryhorse.ca for Events 3/10 CANADIAN DISASTER ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (CDART) Deborah Silk 250-493-9752 or 250-809-7152, critteraid@vip.net 0


The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is an affiliate

of the AQHA. Annual membership is free to current members of AQHA. To enroll on-line, visit the CQHA web site: www.cqha.ca, and choose “Membership” section. Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: Marnie Somers, President 204-834-2479 or marnie@horsescoops.com 4/09

CANADIAN HORSE HERITAGE & PRESERVATION SOCIETY Preserving for our children the horse of our forefathers. 604-530-5772 www.chhaps.org 2/10 ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC www.ERABC.com Secretary: Pat Carnegie, pcarnegie@care2.com 250-462-0006 10/09 INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION 8/09 Grant Beyer, President 250-319-0201 or Sue Rath, Secretary 250-376-9443 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB Amanda Blamire 250-764-1397 kgc@shaw.ca, www.kelownagymkhana.com 10/09 NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-549-0105 Spring & Fall Riding Sessions for the disabled 0 OKANAGAN MINIATURE HORSE CLUB Barb 250-379-2513 AMHA, AMHR Sanctioned Shows, Fun Days & Clinics 4/09 PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB Blair Bates 250-452-6941 Fun & Family oriented! See www.peachlandridingclub.com for activities 12/09 PERUVIAN HORSE CLUB OF BC Sec/Treas: Bonnie 250-546-3970 Annual Show, Parades/Demos, Stallions, Breeders 9/09 PINE TREE RIDING CLUB (Kamloops) Debi 250-851-9256 Monthly Playdays, Annual Show, Activities 4/09 SOUTH OKANAGAN HORSE ASSOC. Alex MacRae (Pres.) Shows, Clinics, Fun Days, Spirit of Life Ride, www.soha-online.com 8/09 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Sharon 604-856-3348 wcra@telus.net, www.wcra.info 9/09

British Columbia Team Cattle Penning Association Team Cattle Penning is a fast and exciting sport! The BCTCPA supports and promotes good horsemanship and sportsmanship and is an affiliate of the Canadian Team Cattle Penning Association. This sport is open to almost any level and age of rider. For more info, visit us at www.bctcpa.com or contact Lynne Smith at 250-547-9702 2/10

Clubs, you can be listed here year-round for a NON-PROFIT rate of $90 p/yr 2 lines or $180 p/yr Boxed + GST. Includes a FREE LINK on our website. Call 1-866-546-9922 or email nancyroman@saddleup.ca MORGANS – the VERSATILE breed – DO IT ALL! CHAMPIONS 2000 & 2001

Official Canadian Registry for the Appaloosa Breed

Spruce Meadows Battle of the Breeds

~ Integrity ~ Quality... The Best Ingredients in the Recipe for Success


ApHCC Box 940, Claresholm AB T0L 0T0

Learn more!

Canadian Morgan Horse Assoc. info@morganhorse.ca or (905) 982-0060 Canadian MORGAN magazine $25. year cdmorgan@kos.net or (613) 478-2499

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Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada

Photo by Janzen Morgan Farm

403-625-3326 Fax: 403-625-2274 aphcc@appaloosa.ca


Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS


Providing all-inclusive Facilities for Human and Horse Accommodations. Clinics, boarding. Open to all discipline riding enthusiasts and clinicians. On Shuswap Lake. 250-675-3141 (Eagle Bay, BC) 4/09 www.chaganjuu.com www.allprettyhorses.com

Your #1 supplier of horseshoes, farrier tools & hoof care products.

Ph: 403-252-1661 • email: hoofnail@telusplanet.net

ARMSTRONG INN, (Armstrong) 1-866-546-3056, armstronginn@gmail.com Full Facility, Restaurant, Pub, Liquor Store, minutes to Fairgrounds 11/09 SANDMAN HOTEL LANGLEY, Minutes to Thunderbird Show Park 1-877-888-7260, mmarshall@sandman.ca, www.sandman.ca 2/09

#3, 343 Forge Rd. SE, Calgary, AB

Minutes to Chilliwack’s Heritage Park

1-800-566-2511 604-792-4240




250-549-4703 * Serving the Okanagan Valley *



Barefoot & Balanced Natural Hoof Care


PRONTO ESSO 546-3772


NATURE’S TRIM, Shawn Galloway (Armstrong) 250-308-6293 Barefoot practitioner, Renegade Boot Representative. 3/10 VALLEY FARRIER & EQUINE SERVICES (North Ok) 250-546-8254 4/09 Bob Johnston & Jim Ferguson; Certified Farrier Service

Nice Rooms. Great People.

Chilliwack, BC

HEALTHY HOOVES, Rae Allan 250-547-2034 5/09 Barefoot Trimming Service. Serving Okanagan and surrounding areas.

TIRECRAFT 546-3781

Full Mechanical - Tires BIG or SMALL - We Sell All Leigh & Darlene Taylor Proudly Serving Armstrong for 21 years • Gas • Diesel • Propane • Lotto • C-Store


BED, BALES & BREAKFAST OUT OF SIGHT RETREAT (70 Mile House) 250-456-6039 9/09 Victorian waterfront home, unlimited trail riding, www.outofsight-retreat.ca DREAMSCAPE GUEST RANCH (Kamloops) Your Dream(e)Scape! Beautiful views, Great Trails, Horse boarding/rehab. www.dreamscaperanch.com 250-372-2928 4/09 BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 3/09 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch REIMERS FARM SERVICE, (N. OK/Shuswap) 250-260-0110 or 250-804-3030 Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch 12/09 ROBERTSON FARMS LTD., (N. Okanagan) 250-833-2581 Shavings, Sawdust, Shavings, Bark Mulch 12/09

FEED DEALERS ASHCROFT IRLY BLDG. CENTRE, (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 11/09 Otter Co-op & Energy Feed Dealer and Pet Foods CONSUMER’S CO-OP ASSOC., (Pitt Meadows) 604-465-5651 8/09 Suppliers of Quality Feed and Hay. www.consumersco-op.ca TOWN & COUNTRY FEED STORE, (Invermere) 250-342-9433 11/09 Fencing Supplies, Pet Supplies & Fertilizers. Serving you 28 years.

100% B.C. Owned and Operated!


34633 Vye Rd/556-7477 5410 Trans Canada Hwy./748-8171 103-1889 Springfield Road/860-2346 1-1277 Island Hwy. S./753-4221 587 Alberni Hwy./248-3243 1970 Keating Cross Rd./652-9188 6-09 1771 10th Ave. SW/832-8424


Custom built and installed to your needs Alan Cossentine Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 • alc@cffence.com • www.cffence.com 3/10

CONSTRUCTION SPUR VALLEY CONSTRUCTION (North Okanagan) 250-938-1831 Barns, Arenas, Fencing 9/09


FOOD CONCESSIONS BAR NUNN CAPPUCCINO & GRILL/CATERING, (Okanagan) 250-308-4871 Quality, healthy food created fresh at your event. nunncara@gmail.com 5/09



4328 Lansdowne Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B3 Fax: 250-546-3528 • Email: laureenguenther@telus.net


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ALDERGLEN HAY SALES LTD. - Specializing in Hay Sales - Dealer for Otter Co-op Phase Feeds - Full line of Pet and Livestock Supplies 26104 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC • 604-856-7901

Custom Made Saddles & Tack Using only the very best quality materials 9/09 Reg Marek • 250-569-7244 • McBride, BC mareksaddles@yahoo.ca • www.regmarekcustomsaddles.com


Leghorn Ranch Hay Sales Hanif Jinnah - 778-886-1343 From Alberta and Washington - Timothy/Alfalfa, Orchard Grass/Alfalfa, Alfalfa, Timothy and Chilliwack Local - Lots of excellent quality. Delivery in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 10/09 50 to 150 bales and semi loads


RAY’S SADDLERY (O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon) Shop cell 250-862-0554, Custom made Saddles, Tack & Repairs, Shop open year round. rmgale@shaw.ca 11/09 R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 5/09 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@shaw.ca TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS ALL ‘ROUND OUTFITTERS for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver) 250-498-4324 Stop & See us in the Sears Appliance Store, Downtown Oliver! 9/09 BIG M SADDLES & TACK, (Falkland) 250-379-2078 8/09 or 604-850-4238 Buy, Sell or Trade, Wholesale. Call for appointment.

HORSE SENSE HERBS, (Alberta) 1-800-434-3727 Original Chinese Herbal Formulas for Horses, www.horsesenseherbs.ca 0 HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE HEALING


www.PetHealing-EquineServices.com 604-299-4939 THETA - Fear Based & Emotional Trauma Release - Judy Starre 9/09

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Custom Leather & Repair Work, Apparel, Tack, Equine Supplies, Gifts, Hay & Feed

Official Insurance Broker for the Horse Council of BC • “FarmCare” Insurance • “EquiCare” Horse Mortality • Special Programs for Members • CALL TODAY 1-800-670-1877 • www.capri.ca/horse 10/09

MASSAGE THERAPY LEARN EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY or chiropractic Massage or adjust your horse safely. www.equinerehab.ca 1-888-378-4632 Sidonia McIntyre 2/10 WILD HORSE POWER - Equine Medicine and Massage www.wildhorsepower.com or 250-484-5601 Stacy Barrie 2/10

HIGH HORSE TACK, (Victoria) 250-658-0011 5/09 English & Western, New & Used

Rusty Spur Feed & Tack

Dealer for Proform / Natures Mix Health Supplements & Minerals Tack / Giftware / Consignments Lumby BC 250-547-9506

SLIDING STOP FEED & TACK STORE (Pritchard) 250-577-3119 (Formerly Hall’s Half Acres) Now at 4670 Harrison Rd. Sure Crop Feed Dealer



PACK TRIPS Town & Country

SPRUCE LAKE WILDERNESS ADVENTURES, 250-238-2375 3/09 3-10 Day Pack Horse Tours. www.sprucelaketours.ca

Great Gifts for Horse, Dog & Cat Lovers! Piccadilly Place Mall, Salmon Arm • 250-832-1149 - Bonnie – OVERNIGHT STABLING FACILITY 3/10

PHOTOGRAPHERS TRAILER REPAIRS REIN-BEAU IMAGES, (Enderby) 250-838-7904 12/09 Animal Photography, reinbeau@nowcom.ca

All Makes Service & Repair • Electric Brake Specialist • Aluminum & Steel Welding • ICBC Claims Welcome 604-533-4209 Langley, BC

RIBBONS & ROSETTES OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 or Fax: 1-888-545-9288 11/09 Custom Printer of award Ribbons

TNT TRUCK & TRAILER, (Vernon) 250-542-5373 6/09 RV’s to Horse Trailers, Parts, Trailer Brake Specialist


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CARIBOO SADDLERY, (Williams Lake) 250-392-3735 Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs 11/09

 Leatherwork  Custom Orders  Leather Goods  Repairs Al Cossentine, 250-498-0280

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Business Services TRAILER SALES


CUMMINGS TRUCK & TRAILER, (Abbotsford) 604-856-1988 4/09 Sales & Rentals, visit www.cummings.ca

SAWCHUK PERFORMANCE HORSES (Langley) 604-514-3991 Pleasure to Performance. We do it ALL! www.sphranch.ca. 2/10


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We take trades – Call Us, You’ll be glad you did!

• Training & Lessons • Indoor/Outdoor Arenas • Year Round Boarding Options Resident Trainer • Performance Horses For Sale Carmen Teixeira • Located in Salmon Arm, BC

RPM Automotive 1-888-638-4525, Sundre, AB

www.kieferbuiltcanada.com Automan Trailers, Prince Albert, SK 1-800-252-0840 • Smyl RV, St. Paul, AB 1-800-522-4105 Irvine Tack & Trailers, Crossfield, AB 1-877-946-9494 • Cowboy Living Trailer Sales, Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-6920



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Lippert Horse Trailer Sales, Langley, BC Engineered for Smaller Tow Vehicles & Large Horses “Strong Like Steel - Lightweight Like Aluminum”

1-877-944-5599 www.brenderupforcanada.com • 604-649-7185


TRAINERS/COACHES BLUE MEADOW FARM (Richmond); Yolanda Blommers, EC2 and Katie Andrews, EC1. All English disciplines. www.bluemeadowfarm.ca

TRANQUILLE FARMS (Salmon Arm) Lorraine Pilon 250-832-0918 4/09 EC Cert. West. Coach. Training/Lessons/Clinics. Lesson horses. My place or yours. TTEAM TRAINING, (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 9/09 ttouch@shaw.ca • www.icefarm.com MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton) 250-295-4329 Clinics & Horse training. Eng/West. Level 4 CHA Master Instructor. www.mwsporthorses.com 4/09 CARL WOODS PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Peachland) 250-808-1486 Pleasure, Reining, Roping & cowhorse ~ Colts Started ~ Farrier Service 3/10 TRANSPORT/HAULING


GUS EVAGELOPOULOS, AQHA Prof. Horseman (Armstrong) 250-307-3990 Specialize in Reining. Start-Finish Horses. Lessons. Prospects/finished horses for sale. 12/09 DAN FRANKLIN EQUINE COMMUNICATION ™ (B.C.) 250-620-3420 30 yrs exp. helping problem horses, www.equine-communication.com 9/09 HAYTON CREEK RANCH (Oyama) now offering training with Ashlea Conti, 250-870-1372, www.dynamicsimpression.com 3/10


GEORGE’S HORSE HAULING (Vernon) 250-545-5214 Local and Serving BC for 35+ years. Licensed and Insured. 4/09

Quality Horse Transport 12/09

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Serving Western Canada Over 30 Years’ Experience

HOOF & WOOF FARM (Prince George) 1-866-967-4192 9/09 Local/Long Distance & U.S., Licensed/Insured & Quality Service LEGHORN RANCH HORSE HAULING (Lower Mainland) Hanif Jinnah 10/09 778-886-1343 25+ yrs training/Hauling exper.. Serving BC/AB. No horse too difficult

Michael Rabe

Training and Boarding Preparation for sales, starting young horses 250-838-7051 or Cell 250-308-6024 • Enderby, BC mrabe@jetstream.net • www.hanoveriansporthorsefarm.com 8/09



Horse Training and Lessons on the trail, in the round pen or in the arena

All ages and levels welcome



Tammy Keith, 250-398-6715 • Box 4435, Williams Lake BC, V2G 2V5 tammy@horsebasicsandbeyond.com • www.horsebasicsandbeyond.com


INSPIRED CONFIDENCE BUILDING (Princeton) 250-295-7432. Private sessions, vacation retreats, clinics, www.bchorsevacations.com 2/10 CINDY KIRSCHMAN, (Okanagan) 250-547-9277 Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 5/09 LORI LOTHIAN, AQHA Professional Horseman (Aldergrove) 604-309-7262 Training, Lessons, Clinics, Youth & Amateur, llothian@telus.net 4/10 MISTATIM RANCH (Delta) 604-816-5292 Training/Boarding/Sales. Colt starting to show ring finishing. All disciplines welcome. mistatimranch@yahoo.ca 2/10 8/09

DEEP CREEK VET. SERVICES, (North Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-833-8585 Drs. Bruce Baker & Susi Cienciala, 24 hr. emergency service 3/10 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY, 250-374-1486 2/09 Drs. Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Rob Mulligan OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM & Grant Scott DVM, Dipl., ACVS, Board Cert. Equine Surgeon. 12/09 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099 8/09 Drs. Alex Wales & Susan Wales, Dr. Sarah Greenwood PATON & MARTIN VET SERVICES LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-3351 Lameness & Surgical Referral Hospital, Drs David Paton, Eric Martin and Antonio Cruz 12/09 SALMON VALLEY VET SERVICES, (Shuswap/North Ok) 250-833-4217 Dr. Brytann Youngberg Mobile Equine Service 7/09 VERNON VETERINARY CLINIC, (Vernon) 250-542-9707 3/10 D. Lemiski, H. Mehl, M. Latwat, L. Miller

ADVERTISE HERE $175. 2 lines or $350. Boxed plus GST.

LEE PONCELET PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Vernon) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training of all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 7/09

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Stallions Standing CALICO QUARTER HORSES (Haney) 604-465-9227 3/09 SS: Painted Coos, APHA Black Tobiano, www.calicoquarterhorses.com

MAROMAC QUARTER HORSES (Langley) 604-514-8414/778-866-5197 Specializing in Buckskin & Dun; Quality, Substance & Temperament . 6/09

CHAGANJUU ANDALUSIANS. Breeding Pure Spanish Andalusians. Standing “Milan” 250-675-3141 www.allprettyhorses.com www.chaganjuu.com 4/09

MISSOURI FOX TROTTER Stallion at Stud at Gypsy Acres, (Pritchard) 250-577-3318, gypsyacres@ocis.net, www.gypsyacres.ca 4/09

CHERRY CREEK CANADIANS (Kamloops) 250-828-2076 6/09 SS: 3 Reg. Stallions. View at www.cherrycreekcanadians.ca

OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 Offspring available by: Goldun Poco Mr Matt, AQHA/NFQH 97%, LBJ Sierras Blue Te, AQHA Blue Roan

COLOUR V RANCH (150 Mile House) 250-296-0186 3/09 SS: Kid Lena AQHA/FQHA www.colourvranch.com Paints, QH, Appaloosas

PEEBLES MINI DONKEY RANCH (Falkland) 250-379-2373 8/09 Reg’d & Pet Quality babies for sale. www.peeblesranch.ca or papeebles@gmail.com

CRALIN MEADOWS HANOVERIANS (Lone Butte) 250-593-4634 6/09 Imported bloodlines for Dressage/Jumper, www.cralinmeadowsranch.com

SALMON VALLEY RANCH (Salmon Arm) 250-833-4217 7/09 SS: SVR Royal Checkmate, AQHA Perlino; Okies Last Chance, APHA Black Tobiano

DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 www.canadianhorse.info 3/09

SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES (Lumby) 250-547-6811 SS: Salty Ole Jack ’96 AQHA, www.freewebs.com/saltyolejack 3/10

EASYGO RANCH (Lac La Hache) 250-396-7556 SS: Haflingers & Quarter Horses, www.easygo-ranch.ca



Horses for Sale • Stud Service • Riding Lessons • Clinics • Training • Events • Tack Store E-mail: info@toltaway.com or call Erhard (evenings) 250-838-0234 5/10 www.toltaway.com • More Gaits - More Fun, just Tolt Away

GREEN GABLES MORGAN FARM (Armstrong) 250-546-8058 5/09 SS: WF Royal Mist’s Kurik (Roy), Black/Brown, 15.1HH. dmorgans@telus.net

WHITEVALE BACKHOE (Lumby) 250-547-9729 7/09 SS: Zeniths Lucky Logan, ‘91 AQHA Black, 15.2HH, whitevale@shaw.ca

HIGHCREST FARM (Aldergrove) 604-856-3017 3/10 SS: Red Pines Otoe Chant, 2002 AQHA Red Dun, Offspring for Sale

VALLEYVIEW RANCH QUARTER HORSES (Malakwa) 250-836-3383 10/09 SS: Bred for Reining, Cutting & Ranch work. www.valleyviewranch.com

ICELANDIC HORSE FARM (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 9/09 ttouch@shaw.ca • www.icefarm.com

YELLOW MOUNT RANCH (Lethbridge, AB) 403-328-5693 SS: 6 AQHA/APHA Stallions, bigcheeks@hafdunfarms.com 2/10

IRISH CREEK RANCH (Vernon) 250-542-7228 2/10 SS: Little Peppe Leo, APHA B/W Homoz. Tobiano, www.irishcreekranch.com



46.8% Blue Valentine - 2005 AQHA Blue Roan Stallion

48.4% Blue Valentine - 2004 AQHA Blue Roan

Blue Valentine

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Doll 01 by Rip Rip by Leo

Rowdy Blue Man by Blue Valentine Gooseberry Girl

Rowdy Blue Man by Blue Valentine Robbons Blue Val

Junios Red Girl by Gooseberry

Blue Robbons Trip by Rowdy Blue Man

2009 FEE $1000

WILDWOOD RANCHES Bill & Heidi Robinson Okanagan Falls, BC

Mare Care $7 per day


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Proudly Offers at Stud

Stallion Station


1161 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, BC

Producing beautiful, big, correct and sensible duns and buckskins 90% colour to date.

• Phantom/stallion training & management • Semen collection, evaluation, processing & shipment • Receiving of shipped cooled & frozen semen • Foaling services, around the clock surveillance • Safe, horse-friendly facility/experienced staff

Also Standing 4 Other Awesome Stallions. See our website!

STALLION ROSTER 2009 Stud Fee $800 (Incl. Chute Fee)

OR IF YOU WANT ONE “READY MADE” We have a great selection of weanlings and yearlings to choose from. Check out our website, or call or drop by!

OKIES LAST CHANCE - APHA 2002 Homozygous Black Tobiano Breeders Trust Nominated - LCFG SVR ROYAL CHECKMATE - AQHA 1996 Perlino - 100% dilute colour guarantee BANDITOS GOLD DIGGER - AQHA 2000 Buckskin - Dual Pep grandson For further details and information visit our website

Young stock for sale at all times.


604-514-8414 or 778-866-5197 4275 - 224 St. Langley, BC

or call Dr. Brytann Youngberg, 250-833-4217 FOR SALE: QUALITY OFFSPRING/FUTURITY PROSPECTS



Quarter Horse Stallions Standing at Stud

Driving - Events - Riding Please call for more information

Peppys Blue Monkey $650. LFG

Playboys Haidaway $650. LFG

Haflinger Stallions Standing at Stud Samson $500. LFG

Benno $500. LFG

Atino $550. LFG

Yearlings to Well Broke - Haflinger, Quarter Horses & Crosses 3872 Hwy 97 South, Lac La Hache, BC • 250-396-7556 www.easygo-ranch.ca • info@easygo-ranch.ca www.saddleup.ca • 85

Stallions Standing WW Pacbar Trooper Gorgeous 15.2 HH Velvet Black Paint


YK DARK OTTO 2004 Arabo Friesian Stallion

2005 APHA Grullo Tobiano Stallion

His first offspring will arrive in June!

Champions throughout bloodlines including Two Eyed Jack and Three Bars Sired 15 paints/pintos from 15 solid mares REDUCED STUD FEE: $300 LFG Pictures and lineage info at www.legacyranch.ca Transport and board available


Legacy Ranch, Clinton, BC 250-459-7963 Shirley@legacyranch.ca


Sire: Reeds Rainey Day

2009 Stud Fee: $650

(Gallant Bandit - Gallant Ghost)

Shipped Cooled Semen Live Hand Cover

Dam: WS Phoenix (I (Imperial i lB Baja j O One - Sh Shady d Escort) E )

Coloured Quarters Lanna Tucker 250-785-4955 colouredquarters@gmail.com



Raising Quality Paint Horses since 1995


Stud Fee: $1000. Live cover & AI available (approved mares only)

Sire: “YK Dark Danilo” EAFS Dam: “Catootje” Star (Karel 370) KFPS Standing now for training and breeding at “Veinotte Horse Farm” at Maple Ridge friesian@friesianranchcom • 250-546-3157 www.friesianranch.com

What’s This? This ad appears in colour on www.saddleup.ca

Standing 2003 Reg’d APHA

My Lucky Black Genes “Lucky” is a double Homozygous Paint Stallion that produces babies with Amazing Conformation and Temperament. He will always produce Colour and never a sorrel Paint. The offspring shown are out of solid coloured mares.

STUD FEE (live cover): $600 LCFG plus mare care Contact: 250-963-9760, Prince George, BC mruff@ruffs.com 4/09

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Stallions Standing ZENITHS LUCKY LOGAN

Smokin Lynx Olena

Black AQHA 15.2 HH #3061648 APHA & ApHCC Listed

2001 AQHA Grullo Stallion Registered with NFQHA, ABRA and the rare Brindle Assoc.

FEE $500 LFG Mare Care $10 p/day • Breeding Performance/Halter • Three Bars,

Exceptional Temperament, Colour and Athletic Ability. Sire Pro Heeling Horse. Paternal Granddam Performance Point Earner & NCHA Money Earner. Maternal side Performance and Halter Point Earners. Stud Fee: Private Treaty, Live Cover DAN & CHERYL MILROY jackidfarm@shaw.ca JACKI D QUARTER HORSES Westbank, B.C. (250) 768-3306 Website - Northernhorse.com/jackid 4/09


Two Eyed Jack & more • Consistently producing

SIRE: SMART CHIC OLENA • NRHA Hall of Fame $9M Sire • NRCHA $1M Sire • NCHA LTE $167,471 DAM: MS DRY KID • NCHA Hall of Fame • NCHA Futurity Champion • Equistat Leading Perf. List #13

Great Temperament Solid Conformation Flashy Looks

WHITEVALE BACKHOE Tony & Stephanie Clayton 250-547-9729, Lumby, BC 7/09 email: whitevale@shaw.ca

“A SMART OPTION” First offspring showing this year. Standing at Stud: $850 LFG


Painted Coos


SIRE: SHINING SPARK (www.shiningspark.com)



INTRODUCTORY Stud Fee: $400 available to limited mares ‘97 Black Tobiano APHA & PtHA Stallion 16.1HH HYPP N/N Champion and Champion producer of Halter, Colour and Futurity Winners. 2009 FEE: ECONOMY DISCOUNT $600. Live or AI (plus collection fees) 100% Conception! INTRODUCING: JWR The Last Juan Gorgeous 06 Black Point Dun Overo APHA & PtHA Stallion, HYPP N/N FUTURITY CHAMPION. Points in Halter, In Hand Trail and Colour! Email for pedigree and info. Prospects for sale! www.calicoquarterhorses.com 604-465-9227 (House) or 604-467-9930 (Barn) calicoqh@shaw.ca Maple Ridge, BC 5/09

We are proud to offer this young sire, double colour guarantee (no RED foals, no more SOLIDS!). Why not bet on a sure thing? We are very excited about this young sire. Currently in training with MOORE PERFORMANCE HORSES. BOOK NOW!


www.calicoquarterhorses.com 604-465-9227 (House) or 604-467-9930 (Barn) calicoqh@shaw.ca Maple Ridge, BC 5/09


250-379-2913 For more details and prices



at stud


Clumination 1994 Sorrel AQHA HYPP N/N HDF Impressed By Clu 2002 Bay AQHA HYPP N/N Kingofhearts McCue 1997 Red Dun Tovero APHA LWOS negative HDF Brandy Snifter 2003 Sorrel Overo APHA HYPP N/N CBS Legacy 2003 Red Roan Overo APHA (37.5% Yellow Mount) RKR Hearts Sonny Dee 2004 Red Dun Tobiano APHA Breeding Fee: Private Treaty

1998 Palomino Welsh bred, Registered American Quarter Pony 12.2HH Excellent conformation, lovely movement and quiet temperament.


Lethbridge, AB 403-328-5693 bigcheeks@hafdunfarms.com


Turning Point Ranch

is proud to present our Stallion Roster for 2009

Dorla Malo

REINING: AQHA ROM 16 OPEN-7 AMATEUR 2.5 NOV-AMATEUR * Money Earner in Cowhorse competition * Proven Sire of Pt and Money Earners “The Shining Spark bloodline is your Ticket To Success” Standing at Stud: $1,000 LFG

Pete Dyck Fort MacLeod, AB 403-634-6723 mariadyck@xplornet.com

Offspring of Cody available include: 2008 filly out of registered APHA - perfect show and breeding prospect. Three 2009 foals expected, out of registerd Quarab, Arabian and Arab pony mares. Call or visit our website for more information on this, and other stallions standing. 2009 foals arriving in late March.

Ph: 250-577-3526 www.turningpointranch.ca



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Stallions Standing COLOUR V RANCH Standing


Introducing 2005

Salty Ole Jack

Purebred Spanish Andalusian Stallion

1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut


1996 Bay Roan AQHA Stallion

Don Marco

Grandson of Givemalickin Bloodlines include: Dash For Cash, Tiny Charger, Native Dancer, Joe Hancock, Driftwood, and more. • Barrel Racing • Roping • Rodeo • Ranch Work

$500 Registered Mares, $400 Grade Mares $50 Booking Fee. Hand Bred Only. LFG Pete and Cheryl Van Immerzeel 150 Mile House, BC • 250-296-0186 www.colourvranch.com • colourv@telusplanet.net

Zan Parr Bar on top. The Ole Man (SI 100) on bottom Performance bloodlines including roping, cutting and racing Stud Fee $550 includes - 10 day mare care - 5 day LFG

SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES For 2009 bookings call: 250-547-6811 or 250-307-2502 3/10

Glen Black


Box 136, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0

www.freewebs.com/saltyolejack • oldsaltyjack@yahoo.ca



1999 AQHA Palomino Throws 75% dilution colour!


CHERRY CREEK CANADIANS 3 Champion Stallions Standing at Stud Ranch Lac G Fanfaron Zipper & Cherry Creek Fonzie Merit

Gaited - Smooth Riding - Gentle

Western Tuxedo

Bloodlines also include: greats like King, Bee Line, Ricky Taylor, Crimson War, Depth Charge, Man O War, and more.

Pete and Cheryl Van Immerzeel 150 Mile House, BC • 250-296-0186 www.colourvranch.com • colourv@telusplanet.net



STUD FEE: $750 LFG Cooled Fresh & Frozen Shipped Semen

Gypsy Acres

Jim & Yvonne Hillsden Kamloops, BC • 250-828-2076 cdnhorse@telus.net


Foals for sale in the spring



Stud Fee: $400. LFG Mare Care: $5. per day

*Cutting*Reining *Working Cow Horse *Ranch Work*Rodeo *Western or English Riding*

Hollywood Dun It Sire: Dot Hollywood Jessie Topsail Jessie

$500 Registered Mares, $400 Grade Mares $50 Booking Fee. Hand Bred Only. LFG Pete and Cheryl Van Immerzeel 150 Mile House, BC • 250-296-0186 www.colourvranch.com • colourv@telusplanet.net

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Blue Jack Rocky Doc Dam: San Hancock Can Snooper Can Too




2006 Red Roan Stallion

2001 Black AQHA & FQHA Stallion APHA and ApHCC approved Grandson of “Smart Little Lena” Bloodlines also include: Peppy San, Dry Doc, Doc O Lena, and Sonny Dee Bar

15HH Chestnut Tobiano $350 plus mare care

Pritchard, BC • 250-577-3318 evenings www.gypsyacres.ca • gypsyacres@ocis.net



Missouri Fox Trotters

ALSO STANDING: South Forty Prince Fonzie

APHA & ApHCC approved Grandson of Fintry Tom Cat

* Speed * Ranch Work * Halter * Western or English $500 Registered Mares, $400 Grade Mares $50 Booking Fee. Hand Bred Only. LFG

Milan is the son of National Champion “Don Marco” out of “Imara,” both owned by Miraval Andalusians, Oregon. He will be standing to a limited book of approved mares for 2009 www.allprettyhorses.com www.chaganjuu.com Owners: Todd and Sheila Wardman 6028 Eagle Bay Rd, Eagle Bay 250-675-3141 4/09

View extended pedigree at www.allbreed.com

Standing at L&L Quarter Horses Lyle & Linda Nicholls 250-545-9014 • Vernon, BC


Starting as low as $49 per issue

Stallions Standing Green Gables Morgan Farm presents WF Royal Mist’s Kurik “Roy”

15.1 HH 1994 Black/Brown Stallion

Stud Fee: $600 Day Fee: $5.00 Classic Type…Well boned… Excellent feet… Awesome athletics… Willing gentle nature

Debora Morgan Neufeld 4684 Back Enderby Rd., Armstrong, BC V0E1B8 250-546-8058 • dmorgans@telus.net 5/09

Little Peppe Leo

Shy Gayfeen++++// The Most Winning Straight Egyptian Arabian Stallion in History

15.3HH APHA Stallion 2009 Fee: $500 • Sire of Winners • Bloodlines of APHA Supreme Champions • Homozygous for the Tobiano gene • Guaranteed coloured foal from solid or paint Conformation, Temperament and Awesome Presence, all wrapped up in a Beautiful Black and White package.

$2,500 Purebred Arabs $1,500 others Available by AI only

More than 40 Regional titles in Halter and Performance 3 x National Top 10 Hunter Pleasure Get have won numerous Regional Halter and Performance Championships Sweepstakes Nominated/SHN Payback Sire/Scid’s Clear

Irish Creek Ranch, Vernon, BC 250-542-7228


Visit us at


Standing at Todd Ehret Equine 780-352-0332 E-mail: tehret@xplornet.com 6/09



NEXT AD DEADLINE April 15 for the May issue

On The Market

PAINT HORSES - HERD REDUCTION. All registered APHA. Ages from Weanlings, Ready to Start and Broodmares available. ALSO: one Homozygous 13-year-old Stallion. For prices and other info call 250-397-2897 (100 Mile House) E-mail: paintedrose@telus.net 4/09

STONEY ACRES RANCH Breeders of Registered Miniature Donkeys for Show and Companionship 403-335-4952 Didsbury, AB E-mail: sacres@telusplanet.net www.stoneyacres.com (Associates in Crawford Bay & Aldergrove, BC)


ACES R WILD (AKA “GUY”) 12yrs, Reg’d Part Bred Morgan Gelding, 16.1HH. Doing great in Training & First Level Dressage. Very showy in Hack Classes always in the ribbons. Jumping 2’3”; finished his first Eventing with ease. Good all round horse. Easy keeper, happy fellow, very willing. Looking for a soulmate. DVD available online. Approved home only. $9,500 obo - MUST GO (trainer moved, not being ridden) 250-546-9922 nancyroman@saddleup.ca (Armstrong)

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On The Market

TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE KARLA’S SPITFIRE SURPRIZE (“ROOKER”) May 21, 2000, 15.1/2HH. Cherokee’s Dark Knight x Karla’s Last Onyx Adonis. Excellent bloodlines. Fabulous trail horse; goes anywhere, crosses water, will do anything you ask of him. Great temperament and very easy to work with. His half-brother I ride, and my son was to ride Rooker but changes in his career have prevented him from riding. Rooker needs to work!! He’s offered at $4,500 obo. 250-306-0829 (Vernon)

2000 GMC 4X4 1/2 TON TRUCK, 144 kms. 1 owner, dark grey, tow package, spray-in box liner, stereo, remote starter. Inspected for BC in 2008, parked winters, excellent condition. $8,500. AND 1991 CIRCLE J 2-HORSE STRAIGHT HAUL, dark grey. Complete rebuild in 2007. Walk-thru front, two full size doors. Overheight trailer, small tack area in front. $8,000. OR $16,000 for both. 250-306-2204 (Armstrong)

2007 AQHA SORREL GELDING 14.2 HH Excellent conformation, disposition and very athletic. 30 days professional training. Parr For Jack and Centurion Command Breeding. $2,500. Sandy 250-308-2780 or 250-547-2285 (Lumby)


2007 QH THOROUGHBRED X, 14.3 HH Bay Gelding. Very strong, well-built colt. Quiet, easy to handle. Great barrel or rope prospect. 30 days professional training. $2,000. Sandy 250-308-2780 or 250-547-2285 (Lumby)

Attention Little Britches/HS Rodeo competitors! Haul one horse this year. Rope both ends and breakaway. Very competitive in barrels and poles. Excellent goat horse. Didi is an 18 yr old, unregistered Doc Bar/Joe Reid bred QH mare who is approx 15HH. She would suit any level of rider. Sound, quiet and an easy keeper. $8,500. Mike Mills 250 375-2446 (Kamloops)

PINTO GELDING – FLASHY, VERSATILE, RELIABLE For pleasure or showing, 15.2HH, 12 years old. Well schooled English & Western, including Jumping and Dressage. Trail, driving, and x-country experience. Excellent temperament, strong, sound. Suitable for youth/amateur, or competitive rider. $5,500. Price negotiable to good home. 250-428-3376 (Creston)

ATTENTION BARREL RACERS! “BEAU” TB GELDING, 16.1HH 1996 ranch raised Pocket Pony. Good with farrier, loads easily, sound. West Nile’d. Professionally broke in 2003 and was used on trails, through bush, water, cowy, good in a herd. Needs experienced rider to “re-start” him as he hasn’t been ridden since 2003. $800 obo. 250-456-2436 (70 Mile House) E-mail: barryd@bcinternet.net

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2007 FEATHERLITE ALUMINUM 16’ STOCK TRAILER Gooseneck, 14,000 lb gvw. Centre divider wall with sliders. Aluminum floor. Haul horses, cows or bring ATV’s along with your horses! Low miles, used only to haul two horses. Everything in very good shape. First $13,000 takes! 604-465-0975 (Pitt Meadows)

Standing at stud until sold. Simply Easy Moon. Kits Moon Shadow x Streakin Six bred mare. Sire was a world champion AAA Race horse. 4 years old, 15.2HH. Has 4 months professional training. Proven Sire. Extremely athletic, not a beginner’s horse. Stud fee $550 inc. $150 Chute fee LFG. Currently in training with Carl Woods. Offered for sale $8,500. Don’t miss out on this one! 250-484-5403 Angelica. (Kelowna)

On The Market

TIVIOS CANADIAN DIVA “JET BLACK N EASY” (AKA BLACK JACK) 1995 15HH QH Black Stallion. He is a gentleman to ride and a proven sire producing well built foals. Standing until sold. Stud fee: $400. For Sale at $3,200. South East of Kelowna 250-484-5601 (Beaverdell)

Super sweet 7 yr old Reg’d Dun Mare, 14.1HH, Foundation bred. Goes English and Western. Would make a great reiner or cutter. Has reining basics. Naturally low headed. Exceptional ground manners. Quiet. Quick learner. 4-H or Pony Club prospect? Asking $6,000 250 496-5186 (Penticton) cathysmi@shaw.ca

CRATES SHOW SADDLE Top of the line CRATES saddle. Very comfy 15 1/2” suede seat. Hand tooled. Montana Silver. Equi-fi t tree. QH bars. 6 5/8” gullet. Close contact Butterfly skirt. Great condition. Asking $2,500 250 496-5186 (Penticton) cathysmi@shaw.ca

1995 HEARTLAND 18’ STOCK COMBO. 4’ short wall, rear tack. Two dividers, rubber padded floor and walls. Insulated. Weekend Package. Additional outside water tap. Care Free awning. 12V/120Volt. $25,800 obo. 250-547-2475 (Lumby)

“ABBY” 13 YR OLD REG’D QH MARE 15.2HH Grey. Well put together. Zippo Pine Bar, Doc Bar - Dan Dee Daryl and Kilobar bloodlines. Was shown by a youth in AQHA shows (Western and English - talented jumper). Points in 8 classes. Push button show horse. Awesome broodmare. 2 exceptional foals. UTD on everything. To approved home $3,900. 603-813-4435 (Chilliwack) tgq1@shaw.ca

BEAUTIFUL SORRENTO LAKE VIEW LOG HOME 5-YEAR-OLD REG’D TB MARE, 16HH Chestnut, graceful, athletic, excellent conformation. Started over poles, and shown in flat classes and 4-H. $3,000. 250-547-6913 (Lumby)

“DIXIE” 8 YR OLD REG’D QH MARE Beautiful, flashy, friendly 15.3HH Bay. Ridden in arenas and trails, over logs. More ‘relaxed’ with buddy. Spirited, athletic, can be quick mover, willing to learn, likes to go. Some professional training. Intermediate to experienced handler and rider. UTD on everything. To approved home. REDUCED! $2,900. 604-813-4435 (Chilliwack), tgq1@shaw.ca

On 3 acres fenced and x-fenced. 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, 2-storey home with w/o basement. Level driveway, 2 road frontages. Hay barn, wired shop. More photos at kijiji.ca ad 113067146. Rare find at $541,000 250-675-3631 (Sorrento) marygould@telus.net

CUSTOM MADE BY EXPERIENCE LEATHER CO. Trail Saddle. Top quality hand tooled leather, 16” suede seat. Light weight and comfortable with lots of extra latigo for saddlebags and coats. Includes matching tooled breast collar and rear cinch. $750. 250-832-3670 (Salmon Arm)

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“NOBLE-T RED DEACON” 6 yr old Registered Morgan gelding, 15HH. Trained and used on cattle

ALSO: “WINDWALKER CHARM” 2004 Appaloosa Mare, ApHCC registered. Halter broke, some ground work. Start her the way you want! Other mares, broodmares, stallions available. We are retiring and offering some fine horses for sale. Jennifer Marshall 250-838-0852 Enderby www.windwalkerappaloosas.com

Yearling bay gelding will mature at 15HH. 2yr old gelding, flaxen mane and tail. 3yr old bay gelding. 4yr old gelding, flaxen mane and tail - very flashy. 5yr old chestnut gelding 8yr old chestnut gelding, shown as a cutter. Tom Nobles 250-838-2228 (Enderby) leetom.nobles@gmail.com

13 YR.GREY 15HH ARAB X TWH MARE Sound, safe, no vices, used for lessons and trail riding. ALSO: 12 yr 15.2HH dapple grey Arab Gelding, mostly used as trail riding mount. Both horses are on a regular deworming and vaccine program. Asking $2,500 each. 250-838-6760 (Mara), zurbr@telus.net

“MELOSA NHF” GREY PURE SPANISH ANDALUSIAN FILLY. By RETIREMENT HOME NEEDED 12 yr old TB mare w/papers, suitable for companion/ broodmare with some light trail riding. Nice ground manners. Best offer to approved home. Margaret 604-886-2961 (Gibsons) mf_zavaglia@yahoo.com

the imported 16.2HH dark bay Qualified stallion, Dominante XXIX, and out of the imported and Gold Medal Movement winning mare, Alada XI. Halters, leads, ties, good for the farrier. This filly is tall, very willing, and is bred for dressage. $14,500 until May 1st.

ALSO: YEARLING BLACK/BAY COLT. Keilen Ranch, Quesnel, BC, keilenranch@gmail.com 250-992-1168, www.keileranch.ca

’99 SUNDOWNER ALUMINUM 2-HORSE SLANT LOAD Front tack, collapsible/removable rear tack. Double back doors, water tank and RV battery. $12,000. 604-940-6958 (Delta) tobytrot@telus.net

Old Baldy Ranch Offspring for Sale

Sired By:

Goldun Poco Mr Matt Dun AQHA NFQH 97% Poco Bueno 34% Herda N/N


Grandson of Little Steeldust 3rd Open Reining ARCHA 2003 and

LBJ Sierras Blue TE AQHA Blue Roan Te N’Te, Blue Boy Quincy, Crimson War Bloodlines. Introducing

Jaz Acero Twist Grullo AQHA, NFQH 100%, Herda N/N Poco Bueno Bloodlines Doublebred grandson of Little Steeldust

Aaron & Colleen Wangler Dawson Creek, BC • ph/fax: 250-843-7337 oldbaldy@neonet.bc.ca


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EVENTS REGISTERED MINI DONKEY. Standing at stud until sold. For sale at $500 obo. 250-558-5561 (Vernon)

ssfield Carriage o r C Company Ltd.

TORSION TREELESS HUGE SELLING OUT SALE: Plus new tack for regular saddles. Blow Out Prices! Call 250-3952498 or smithhoy@xplornet.com (100 Mile House) ZIP IT UP AND DOWN, Reg’d 2007 APHA Solid Paint Bred Filly. APHA points in Lungeline. World Champion pedigree. E-mail photos available. $1,000. 250-498-2240 (Oliver)

A full line of North America’s finest driving vehicles and accessories • Carriage Machine • Smucker’s • Carriage Lamps

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OKANAGAN BREEDERS GROUP Showcase & Sale, April 11-12, 2009, Armstrong Fairgrounds. Private Treaty Horse Sale, Stallion Parade, Trade Fair, Demos, USED TACK SALE (seeking consignments) to benefit NOTRA. Visit www.okbreedersgroup.com to consign, or more info and contacts. RIDING CLINIC WITH CARLA JACKSON, April 18-19, Armstrong. All Levels, Breeds, Disciplines. $120/wknd. includes 2 private 45 min lessons, 1 each day. Group SHOWMANSHIP Class only $15/day. Pony Clubbers and 4-H Kids welcome. For information or registration, call Karel at 250-546-0098 or e-mail ktnord@telus.net

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ENDURANCE RIDING SEMINAR BUILDING SUCCESS: BASICS & BEYOND April 19, 2009 - Sunday, 9:30 - 3:30 Kelowna Secondary School Room 285, 1079 Raymer Avenue, Kelowna, BC Seminar includes speakers, handouts,and slide presentations. Leave your horse at home for this one! (See article on page 72)



Please preregister by phone or e-mail to June: 250-256-7035, jjmrider@hotmail.com and Your Lunch Will Be Provided! $10 at the door. Sponsored by Endurance Riders Association of B.C.

Cleveland Bay Sporthorses


Various ages, by inspected & licensed


*UK Stallion, Forest Fellow 17.1HH

250-786-5860 www.pris.ca/horses

Custom Designs & Furniture Farm Gates & Signage

erabc.com Peninsula Reining Club presents the 7th Annual

“Rock Slide” May 8-10, 2009 A premier Reining & Working Cow Horse Show in Saanichton, BC. WCRA/NRHA AND NRCHA classes, for all levels. More classes and great prizes (including Morrisons, trophy buckles and more)! Check out our huge silent auction, shoppers row and sponsors booths! For more information contact

Wilma at fraseryule@shaw.ca

250-546-9491 2505 Wood Ave., Armstrong, BC



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Shop & Swap! BOARDING


NEW DAWN R ANCH Sorrento (Notch Hill) BC • Available for Events • 110’ x 280’ Arena Rental • Concession & Tenting • Horse Boarding

Doug Mills Training Thru Trust Clinic May 1-3 Call NOW to Book Your Spot

QUARTERSPOT RANCH Lumby, BC 250-547-9277

Boarding - Training - Lessons * Covered Arena 80x160 * Outdoor Arena 80x140 * Round Pen * Paddocks with Shelters Cindy Kirschman (Chris Irwin Certified)

WANTED COWGIRL WAY DRILL TEAM (North Okanagan)… Rodeo Season is right around the corner. We are accepting riders NOW for our 2009 season. If you have a passion for horses and you want to be a part of our Drill Team give me a call. You must be 19 years of age or older, reliable, dependable and a team player. Tryouts start in March, so now is the time to join as the Rodeos start in June. Must ride a Quarter Horse type, sound, steady and spook-free as possible horse. You must be committed to regular practices and some weekend engagements. It is very demanding work, but also very rewarding and fun! Join us… as we are ready to ROCK the 2009 Season. Contact Tammy Aiello 250-550-4665, E-mail cowgirlway05@hotmail.com, Subject: Drill Team.

HORSE BLANKET LAUNDRY & REPAIRS HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs at Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-5460104 (Armstrong) 3/09



Certified CHA Coach & Trainer

Toll Free: 1.888.737.2624 Phone: 250.835.4482 newdawnranch@gmail.ca

OVERNIGHT STABLING FACILITY. 3 minutes off Hwy #1. Stalls with paddock, large yard for parking and plug-in available. Lunor Black Arabians, Salmon Arm, B.C. Phone: 250-832-1592, E-mail: lunor@jetstream.net 6/09



Full Board (3 feedings p/day) Daily/Nightly/Weekly Group or Individual Paddocks with Shelters Individual Feed Program Box Stalls, Wash Stall, Heated Tack Room 90 x 200 all purpose Western/English Arena 110 x 200 Jumping Arena, Round Pen Certified EC Western Coach Lessons, Conditioning 15 minutes from downtown Vernon

250-260-5299 Coldstream, BC

Only five minutes from the Mall

Large Paddocks, Round Pen 200' x 100' Sand Arena EC Cert. Western Coach Lorraine Pilon offering lessons 250-545-2010 or 250-307-6609 (Vernon)


SAGEVIEW EQUESTRIAN CENTRE Large Indoor/Outdoor Arenas Access to Miles of Trails Round Pen for Lunging Individual Tack Lockers 3 Feedings per Day Large Outdoor Paddocks Boxstalls with Runs off Indoor Arena Beginner Western and English Riding Lessons Lease Horses Available

250-376-9105 or 250-318-9437 3635 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, BC



Natural Boarding “A Pasture Paradise” Private Scenic Trails • 700 Acre Ranch Herd Environment • 24 Hr Turnout Bunch Grass • Trees • Hills • Wildlife Colt Starting • Training • Trailering Layups • Retirement • Rehab

250-545-6948 Vernon

(Near Predator Ridge Resort)


FREE IF IT’S FREE, ADVERTISE IT FOR FREE. FREE TO GOOD HOME. 20+ mare with the heart of a saint. Fantastic with other animals and children. Needs loving home. Requires and deserves hugs daily. Crazy Critter u-Catch Trout Farm 250-833-5573, foothillsautorepair@ yahoo.com FREE TO GOOD HOME, “Ted” - a white 6 yr old Poodle X, neutered male dog. Great with kids, loves the farm life or being a house puppie. Good with other dogs and animals. A face only a mother could love! 250-546-2476 (Armstrong) 2 BROODMARES: 1) QH/Paint, 18 years, very quiet. 2) Foundation QH, Bay, 18 years, very quiet and athletic. To approved homes only. Can go separately. 250-545-0914 (Vernon)


FREE LEASE - Possibly give away to good home. 6-yearold QH Mare, 14HH, green broke. Has arthritis in her knee. Good broodmare potential for sport pony, leadline or companion. Good ground manners, trailers, ties. Call Jo at 250-832-9867 (Salmon Arm) 16 YR OLD REG’D TB MARE, racing bloodlines. Broodmare or can be ridden by experienced rider. Approved home only. 250 546 4180 (Armstrong)

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Affordable Barns

The Leather Lady

$17,995. plus delivery Standard Size 36’ x 24’ 4 - 12’ x 12’ Wood Lined Box Stalls 12’ Wide Center Alley Built in your yard ready to use No Cement Required Other sizes and options available Financing OAC

1-866-500-2276 • www.affordablebarns.com

WANTED USED TACK BUY SELL & TRADE Deep Creek General Store 0

250-546-3955 www.deepcreekgeneralstore.com 3455 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong

Custom Made Chaps Any Style – Finest Quality Plus Repairs Now in Australian Saddles New and Used LEATHER & STITCHES Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 4/09


CLASSIFIED ADS $25 for 25 words or $50 for a Block Ad plus GST


Get ‘R’ Done Tack ‘N’ Feed Farm Market (Formerly Tammy’s Tack and Aberdeen Farm Market)

Pet & Livestock Feed & Supplies Unifeed & NuWay Kennel Blend Dealer Consigned Horse Tack Welcome In Season Fruit & Vegetables OPEN Tues-Sat 9-5 pm 68 N. Aberdeen Rd., Vernon, BC (off Hwy 6)

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VCharlettesweb.com RE/MAX Armstrong - North Okanagan Valley Real Estate

V. Charlette Lavik S. M. L. XL! “I sell dreams in all sizes… … Excite your Senses!

52 acres/25 cultivated/balance pasture and parklike. A lifestyle with potential... invest in your future with opportunities at your doorstep. Lovely new 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with a 2nd residence for the extended family. Numerous outbuildings located in a private parklike setting. Hot tub, pool area, fenced and cross fenced. Enchanting views and conveniently located to everything that is important.

256 HIGHWAY 97B, Enderby, BC MLS® List Price: $1,350,000

Opportunities at Your Doorstep

Quality custom home situated on 3.94 acres of prime conveniently located real estate. 4 bedroom, 3 complete with own bath and glass doors welcome you to the pool room. Formal dining room with a unique bow window welcomes in the outdoors and makes this a very comfortable and relaxing room for the entertainer. Soaring cedar ceiling/ walls in the pool room. Central air... central vac... high efficiency furnace. Single car garage and 2 bay garage/shop with 10’ doors. Welcome to a special blend of low maintenance garden... stroll and dream on the stone pathways that lead into this cedar haven of peace and privacy. Wade into luxury in your own salt H 2 O pool c/w fireplace to relax by and a hot tub to revel in. Get into the swim of things. Ideal B&B. 4215 POPLAR DRIVE, ARMSTRONG

MLS® List Price: $898,800

4.91 Acres of Privacy!

Fabulous hillside view property with a south eastern slope for morning sun. Evergreens provide shelter and natural beauty. Newer 3 bedroom, 3 bath custom designed home captures the view. Fully developed basement with outside entrance. 2 car garage and decks off each end of the home. Well log on file. Subject property is located in a rural area approx.12 kms from Armstrong in an area of small hobby farms and acreages. 4306 HULLCAR ROAD, ARMSTRONG MLS® List Price: $499,000


Bring your Lexus to B.C. Texas

108 Acre Jewel with three separate titles (60/20/28) located in the beautiful North Okanagan. 60 (ALR) Productive level acres (hay/pasture) are available to roll into production, the balance is park like and beautifully treed. 20 and 28 Acres (Non ALR) have well logs and septic assessments on file. Refurbished farm home to live in while you build your ‘future estate’. Just a 4 km jaunt east of Enderby BC and one 6 oz. coffee from Armstrong. Preliminary discussions with N.O.R.D. re development options. Room to BUILD, BREATHE or BALE! Invest in your Dream…You are worth it!

26 ALBAS ROAD, ENDERBY MLS® List Price: 60 acres $735,000; 28 Acres $369,000; 20 Acres $389,000

For further particulars call: 250-546-3119 F www.vcharlettesweb.com • E-mail: lavikvc@sunwave.net

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