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August 2009


Dear Editor... To the Editor: A lot has been written in recent issues of Saddle Up and other newspapers about the plight of horses in the wild, turned out in the winter months to fend for themselves and literally starving to death. For those of us who love and appreciate this noble animal, the horse, and make it part of the fabric of our lives, it is disturbing and distressing to read such tales of cruelty and neglect. Unfortunately, it is not just horses turned out in the wild where the problem exists, it is occurring right under our noses and in our neighbourhoods. One such case, in Vernon BC is causing great consternation amongst horse lovers in the area. This individual has been on TV and in the news in recent months accusing the SPCA of not doing enough for horses in need of rescue and trying to publicize her own so called “Horse Rescue.” Now the tables are turned as it is she who is being investigated by the SPCA for cruelty to her own horses (85 and counting by her own admission), cattle, llamas, dogs, etc. These are NOT horses rescued, but are horses purchased and OWNED by this individual and the resultant offspring of an out-of-control breeding program. Numerous people who have visited her establishment were appalled at the unkempt state of the place and the condition of her animals, thin with their ribs sticking through their skin, and went on to report her to the authorities.

She also, incredibly, carries on a trail riding business from her ranch. It is pitiful to see underweight horses being asked to carry riders, whilst barely able to walk themselves. As well she continues to run up bills with local businesses in the name of her so-called ‘Horse Rescue’ that have not been paid. Reasons for publicizing this case are twofold; There are genuine Horse Rescues that badly need your support. Check with your local SPCA before donating. The SPCA cannot deal with cases of neglect and abuse alone. They need support from the community. When we fence our horses in, they have no chance to fi nd food and fend for themselves. They need help if they are in trouble. It is not their problem but our collective problem. As the Horses Prayer says; I’m only a horse, dear Master, but my heart is warm and true, and I’m ready to work my hardest, for the pleasure of pleasing you. Good corn and hay, and water, are all that I wish to ask. And a warm dry bed to rest on, when I’ve finished my daily task. Don’t strike me in needless anger if I’m slow to understand, but encourage my drooping spirits with a gentle voice and hand. And as you have always found me a patient and loyal friend, my years of my faithful service may be crowned by a peaceful end. - Names Witheld by Request, “Concerned Okanagan Horsemen”


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Dear Editor: I was wondering if you knew of any horse vaulting enthusiasts in the Kamloops area. I have been living in Nelson so have seen the Webers and their horses. I have a granddaughter, 11 years old, living in Pinantan Lake area, who is interested in lessons and so far have not heard of anyone giving instruction around Kamloops. Can you help? - Thanks, Anne Bronson (Readers... let us know)

Hi Nancy: My mom, Lillian Milton and her friend from childhood, Alma Marshall of Armstrong made the long drive out to our ranch in the Chilcotin for a great visit last month. Alma introduced me to your fabulous publication, what a great read – so informative. I’m so far off the beaten trail out here and I found that the articles and great ads really helped me connect to the region’s horse community. Please send a subscription my way. - Big Thank You, Leslie Milton, Snoring Horse Ranch, Tatlayoko Lake, BC

Dear Editor..., cont’d I was inspired by his story and the knowledge of their dwindling herd and wanted to help. On May 19, 2009, I turned nine years old and decided that rather than getting gifts at my party, I would like to raise funds for the preservation of the wild horses. I have enclosed a cheque for $105. - Sincerely, Grace Sabo

Reprinted with permission from The Valley Voice, www.valleyvoice.ca. (Young girl shows extraordinary generosity. A local girl, inspired by her love of horses to make a donation to a local society, provides inspiration for us all. Here is her letter to the Valhalla Wilderness Society in New Denver.) I live in Shoreacres, BC, located at the confluence of the Slocan and Kootenay Rivers. I have always loved horses and have had one of my own since I was five years old. Last fall we started boarding a beautiful, pure white Mustang/ Paint named Smokey. It is said that some of his bloodlines came from the herd of wild horses in north BC.

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From the Editor… Features Weed Management Hoppers in the Hay Lipizzaner Stallions Blindness in Horses - Part 2 RCMP Musical Ride Gail Jones Driving Clinic Road Safety - Part 1 HCBC Awards Training with Dana Hokana Trailer Loading Down Home with...

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I am sure most of you will agree with me… the HEAT… ouch… it’s HOT! Mid 30’s is not fun! I don’t know how any of you can show in this heat, or how you can expect your horse to perform very well. I do not envy the Endurance riders heading off on their 100-miler at 5:30 am – did they get up at 4 am to feed and eat their own breakfast? Not for me, sorry. Guess I’m not that competitive. I ride for fun, always have. Yes, I do enjoy a little ttle competition now and then, if I win a ribbon or prize, the thrill of winning is great. But I am happy if I know my horse and I had a good ride, whether the judge noticed or not. It’s when you have a bad ride that the judge happens to notice. And I have been in the company of many judges over the years, and I have always appreciated the feedback and comments (or compliments) that they offer to each competitor. Aside from having a good coach or trainer, the judge might see something different and they offer their advice constructively to make you and your horse a better team. So folks, appreciate the judge! Especially if they are out there standing for 8 hours – for your benefit - in this 30+ degree heat! AND while I’m on a HOT streak, ha!, appreciate the volunteers too! The judge gets paid – they don’t. Okay, I’ll stop now – I really could have gone on more… but… not. Enjoy this issue – I had fun putting this one together – with all the exciting stories and photos. You can’t say Saddle Up isn’t diverse! Maybe we’ll add to our cover name saying… Saddle Up… Western Canada’s most DIVERSE equine magazine! But not, I don’t want to compete, I’m just here to have some fun!

Nancy CONTRIBUTORS: Carol Hansson, Dana Hokana, Ursula Jensen, Julie Cull, Jen Haynes, Dr. Robert Mulligan DVM, Alesia Willard, Sgt. Len Klimpke, Kim Robertson, Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell, Jeff rey R. Kelly, Vicki Maddocks, Ruth Donald, Robert Baker, Mark McMillan, Rein-Beau Images, Sandy Chevallier, Carl Woods, Mike Puhallo, Mag Mawhinney, Pat Crema, Greg Roman, Tracey Eide. MASTHEAD PHOTOS: (regular features) by Rein-Beau Images ON THE COVER: Foals of Old Baldy Ranch, upcoming Sale on September 26, 2009, www. northernhorse.com/oldbaldy. See more on page 5. OFFICIAL VOICE FOR: BC Quarter Horse Assoc., BC Paint Horse Club, BC Cutting Horse Assoc., BC Interior Arabian Horse Assoc., Pine Tree Riding Club, Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC.

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Weed Management - Hoary Alyssum By Jen Haynes, Field Assistant, Boundary Weed Management Committee

Is there any hoary alyssum growing in your pasture? If there is you should be concerned. Keep a close watch for this plant. It can arrive in hay or on vehicles. Keep your driveways and parking areas free of hoary alyssum and try not to drive through any infestations.


f you do drive through an infestation a wash of your undercarriage will help to keep the weeds from spreading. Hoary alyssum is an annual to shortlived perennial in the mustard family. It grows 0.7 m tall and mature plants have multiple stems and branching. The whole plant is covered with hairs giving it a pale light-green colour and rough texture. The leaves are small and alternate and the flowers are white with four deeply Hoary Alyssum Rosette divided petals. The seed pods are oblong and flattened, each containing several seeds. Hoary alyssum mainly colonizes DEALER FOR SOIL MOIST disturbed areas including pastures, road edges and idle FOR ARENA MOIST areas and depending ARENA RASCAL PRO P • SOIL MOIST on soil conditions, light, moisture, etc., #1 GROOMERS ALL Arena Rascal Pro the leaves can look ACROSS CANADA different but they will Other Products: still have the rough, TR3 Rake sandpaper-like feel. Gravel Rascal Hoary alyssum Infield Rascal can be toxic to horses. Kiser Edge The toxin has not Chariot Spreader been identified yet See us at: to my knowledge. Aug. 8 - 9 Paint Horse Show, Red Deer Westerner The plant is harmful Sept. 4 - 7 Team Roping, Olds when it is green as Sept. 9 - 13 Masters Spruce Meadows well as after it is dried. (We won’t be there this year. Hope to be back in 2010.) Oct. 1 - 4 Canadian Supreme, Red Deer Usually the plant Oct. 9 - 11 CWHBA Show & Sale, Olds will mostly affect Oct. 23 - 25 The Mane Event, Chilliwack your horses when it makes up more Allan & Joyce Sparks, Innisfail, AB than 30% of your hay. Hoary alyssum www.sparksinnovations.ca can remain toxic in


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hay for up to nine months. Early signs of toxicity can include laminitis and limb edema. Severe signs can include stiffness, diarrhea, depression, stiffness, intravascular hemolysis, hypovolemic shock and death caused by endotoxemia. In pregnant mares abortion or premature parturition can occur. Hoary alyssum can also cause internal lesions in horses. Subcutaneous edema and pulmonary edema have been observed. The stomach and small intestine may become ulcerated with small areas of haemorrhaging. Large amounts of calcium carbonate crystals can also build up in the horse’s bladder. If you think your horse is suffering due to hoary alyssum poisoning you can contact your vet and treat symptomatically for laminitis and shock. You should also

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Weed Management, cont’d remove any source of hoary alyssum from your horse’s diet. Most horses will recover if you get onto treatment and removal of alyssum from their food as soon as possible. For more information you can check out http://www.extension.umn.edu/ distribution/livestocksystems/DI5567. html as well as http://cal.vet.upenn.edu/ projects/poison/plants/pphoary.htm. Everyone can play a part in weed control. Pulling weeds in the driveway and along roads that border your property is a great way to start. Hand pulling and digging are an effective way to control hoary alyssum. Be sure to get as much of the root as possible. Try not to disturb the soil too much. Reseeding and fertilizing will help to outcompete any seeds in the soil. Dispose of plants that have gone to seed by bagging them and sending them to the landfi ll. If you are into composting do not compost hoary alyssum that has already gone to seed as the seed may remain viable after composting. The chance for a bio control agent for this plant is not very promising but we hold out hope that one day something will be found. If you choose to spray your hoary alyssum there are several selective herbicides that are effective on this weed, but make sure you observe a 30 m herbicide free zone from domestic wells and water areas. Prevention is the key to beating this invasive plant. Don’t overgraze your pastures and always maintain a competitive stand of perennial grasses in your pastures. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If we all work together we can hopefully stop the spread of this invasive plant. For more information on how to contact your local weed committee go to http://www. invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca/regionalcommittees.

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Children’s Wish Provincial Trail Ride By Mary Neufeld



t was a hot and dusty day at the Pritchard Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, July 5th, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to the annual cheque presentation to the Children’s Wish Foundation BC/Yukon Chapter. On their behalf Mary Neufeld – Provincial Ride Coordinator, accepted the cheque for $120,000 from Jeanie VanDenHam, organizer of the local Kamloops Wish Trail Ride for the past nine years. Jeanie and her group of volunteers, riders and supporters were on hand to join in on the presentation during the lunch break of the “Git Er Done” Gymkhana. Nancy Roman, publisher of Saddle Up magazine was on hand and agreed to draw the lucky ticket for the two return airline tickets to Europe, generously donated by Air Transat. The lucky winner for 2009 was Al Wingenbach from Kelowna. Al and his wife, Carole, are the organizers of the Kelowna Wish Ride. Congratulations Al!

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Cheque Presentation at Pritchard

We will add another $2,369.00 to the grand total of $120,000.00 as the Smithers ride results have just come in, so we have surpassed our last year’s total. A big thank you to everyone involved in making our Wish Rides the largest donor to the CWF BC/ Yukon Chapter. Please visit our Winner - Al Wingenbach website for more information on how you can join us and make 2010 your year to Ride a Horse and Grant a Wish! www.provincialwishtrailride.com

Equine Rites of Passage Left Them in Awe

By Julie MacKinnon

What a huge success for the first ever Equine Rites of Passage event held June 20-21 in Olds, AB.


he weekend was fi lled with presentations, information, and a Twila Hayes presenting the Energy Medicine Program with audience interaction. lot of smiling faces. The people at (Horses: Ben, Lacy, Zues) the event were in awe of the information there was to take in. It really left them stove for next year’s events, with details available this fall on hanging for next year’s events. The event encompassed all the webpage. So if you could not attend this year watch for next things physical in healing horses to all other avenues like energy year’s 2010 events. medicine and alternative horsemanship styles. “The nice thing Also, our webpage now has an online sale barn – for horses about this event was the personableness of it all” - was what of all ages/breeds. You can list a horse or preview for purchase. most attendees were saying. It was healers and horsemen helping It is just another great passage way for horses to get to good people one on one to bring homes. We hope you’ll take part. www.equineritesofpassage.net information at its best. See you all next year; or at the Sacred Horse Fall Clinic on With the wide spread Sept 26-27, 2009. variety of it all, there will be no shortage of great connections to come in the year 2009. May great things keep coming. As for the Pow Wow event – it was a great FARM & HOME CENTER healing introduction into 1225 Main Street native dance/song and Pincher Creek AB drumming for everyone. 403-627-3606 Iron Bull Dance and Song pccoopag@telus.net • Quality Tack (the Pow Wow group) • Classic & Wizard Ropes FLY SEASON SPECIALS really gave us all a great • Pet Supplies Dave Collins presenting basic horse 10% OFF ALL show with 2 professional assessments, every horseman should (IN STOCK) • Supplements dancers in the group and know, with a muscle testing demo. • Feed, Salt and Minerals (Horse: Jacko) many years experience. • Twister Shelters Also, the Cross FLY • CCIA Tags Over Trade Fair SHEETS was well received. • Biologicals With 25+ booths • Calving Supplies offering alternative • Card Lock FLY products, tack and • Crop Protection MASKS more – everyone • Hi-Hog Cattle Handling was there to buy or Equipment try. It really set the * QUALITY stage for the next and FLY SPRAYS * PRICING clinics and trade * SERVICE fairs to come. Pow Wow We are now COME SEE US FOR ALL YOUR AGRO NEEDS cooking up the


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Hoppers in the Hay Article and photo courtesy of Agri-News, www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agrinews

The dry conditions experienced early this growing season are, unfortunately, very appealing to grasshoppers.


he rise in the grasshopper population has raised questions for farmers, the biggest of which are whether or not it will be effective to spray, and what can be done to salvage the crop that has emerged? “If grasshoppers are being found along the ditches or fence lines, and are in only about 60 to 100 feet, then it may be worth spraying with an appropriate insecticide to control them,” says Barry Yaremcio, beef forage specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Stettler. “Spraying at this point will prevent the grasshoppers from getting in to the entire field or pasture area and stop them from taking a lot of the forage material out of the crop.” If the grasshoppers are already throughout the entire field, while spraying might give a sense of gratification for controlling the insect, the overall effectiveness

may be limited and the economics may not justify the action. “The reason grasshoppers are going after hay, forage material or anything that is green, is that they are looking for water,” says Yaremcio. “If producers go in and take what crop is there, cut it now, save the leaves and the quality of the forage, it’s probably the best thing that can be done. The grasshoppers may continue to feed on the cut forage for a couple of days, but once the forage starts to dry down the hoppers will move on to fresh plant growth that is moisture laden.” Research from past dry years has shown that hay will mature two or three weeks faster than in a normal year. This means that crops head out faster, mature faster and the quality declines faster as well. “A lot of farmers want to try to maximize yield in dry years,” says Yaremcio. “But what

happens when crops stand for an extra week is a loss of about 1.5 to 2 per cent of the protein and 5 to 6 per cent of the forage energy content. The quality of the hay crop gets poorer and is eventually more like straw than hay.” When balancing rations, the lower quality forage requires more protein and supplemental grain. In the long run, waiting for that extra little bit of yield in a dry year will cost more money to supplement cows to keep them in condition. “As difficult as it may sound, take the situation in hand, cut it now, do the best you can with this first cut and hopefully there will be some rain and enough regrowth to obtain a better second cut.”

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The Lipizzaners - Poetic Motion to Strauss By Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell, www.redmaplepublishing.ca

Spectators in Langley, BC were awed by the grace, precision and beauty of the visiting Lipizzaners during their visit in the last week of June.


he Lipizzaner Stallions, on their 40th Anniversary Tour throughout the USA and Canada, performed at the George Preston Recreation Centre in Langley for one night only. The official website for The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions empathically states, “When you see the Lipizzans perform, it is like stepping back four hundred years and viewing one of the greatest equine ballets in history.” What a true statement! Speaking to the senior rider, Anthony Jackson, back-stage; it became apparent very quickly why he has been with the group for 21 years. They are his passion, his life. This has to be so as the group tours 50 weeks a year! Quite the feat and commitment. Lipizzaner stallions live to be 30 - 35 years old and are in their prime in their twenties. Born black or dark brown, it normally takes 6 to 10 years for the horses to turn white. Only one in 600 remain brown. The performance lasted for close to two hours, with music and choreography telling the history of the Lipizzaner Stallions. All the majestic leaps and routines of the horses flow from their natural abilities. Their movements are now termed as classical equestrian art, but originally were used in battle by the Spanish. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria,

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Back-stage, viewing the traveling wardrobe of the Lipizzaner riders’ military-style dress uniforms of a bygone era.

is the oldest of its kind in the world. The “World Famous” Lipizzaner Stallions, based out of Florida, USA; are not affi liated with the School in Vienna. After Langley, the group had a few more performances in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, before travelling to northern BC and the Yukon. The current tour schedule is available at http://www.lipizzaner.com

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Blindness in Horses - Part 2 Equine Recurrent Uveitis By Dr. Robert Mulligan, DVM In the second part of this three-part series on Equine Recurrent Uveitis I will briefly discuss the medical treatments for horses with this disease and use a case example to illustrate the progression of the disease.


was called upon one day in the fall of 2007 to examine a horse owned by a longtime client, Stephanie. She boarded a 12-year-old Appaloosa Quarter Horse gelding at one of the local riding stables and during her morning chores had noticed something unusual about him (figure 1).

A closer ocular exam revealed that the right eye was blind and Charlie did not move away or blink when I motioned my hand toward his face quickly. The pupil was abnormally constricted even in the darkness of the stall and there was some inflammatory debris in the back chamber of the eye (figure 2).

Figure 2 Right eye has a mottled coloured iris with inflammatory debris behind the pupil. Figure 1 Front profile of Charlie, note the difference in size of both eyes.

“His right eye appears sunk in,” she said, and “it’s also a bit teary.” This was not unusual in the summer’s heat and dust. Because there are so many things that can make an eye have excessive discharge I first wanted to rule out a simple scratch on the eyeball. In the back of my mind I knew however that the Appaloosas’ predisposition to developing ERU was higher than most other breeds. I didn’t want to alarm Stephanie with this information so I carefully examined the eye and applied a stain to first rule out a corneal scratch (ulcer). When the test was negative it became obvious that there was something else going on with Charlie’s eyes than a simple allergy or scratch.

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Before I even examined the left eye, I knew that I would have to break the bad news to Stephanie that her beloved horse had Equine Recurrent Uveitis. The left eye was still visual at this time, responding to my flashlight and menacing hand, but it was abnormally enlarged, fi lled with inflammatory debris

Figure 3 Left eye: note the displaced circular edge of the lens to the left.

and when I dilated the pupil the lens was detached from its normal position (figure 3). This eyeball had glaucoma as a result of the ERU. It wouldn’t be long before this eye too would become blind and Charlie’s world would become dark. I explained to Stephanie what was causing her horse’s eye to appear strange and weep, and she listened intently as I described the disease and what it likely meant for Charlie’s outcome. I could see in her face the concern she had for her horse and assured her that blindness was not a death sentence for a horse as they can still maintain a good quality of life. Relieved by this information Stephanie assured me that she wanted to do what she could to preserve his quality of life. Because he was so young and healthy and had a quiet disposition, Stephanie agreed to medicate him with steroid drops four times daily to help keep him pain-free and visual for as long as possible. Medical treatment for ERU must be aggressive initially as vision loss is common. If one particular cause of ERU can be identified such as parasites, allergies or bacteria, then a treatment plan can be devised to eliminate that one cause. Because 90% of the time a single cause cannot be identified, treatment is often the same for each horse with the goals of preserving vision, reducing and controlling inflammation and relieving pain. These goals are achieved with topical steroid medication to reduce inflammation and by using a drug called atropine to reduce painful muscle spasms of the iris. This treatment is often combined with systemic antiinflammatories such as Banamine.

Blindness in Horses, cont’d Initial therapy for the first two weeks is aggressive, with topical drugs being delivered four to eight times daily and then decreased over the next two weeks. Some horses require lifelong therapy and even then the prognosis for vision is poor. The initial response to treatment is variable with some horses responding quickly and not having another attack for many years, while others such as Charlie have repeated episodes that eventually become non-responsive to therapy. These horses often go blind despite all attempts at saving the eye. In Charlie’s case the cause of his ERU was not identified and despite the treatment schedule of daily steroid drops his eyes deteriorated quietly but relentlessly over the next two years. In the winter of 2009 I once again re-examined Charlie’s eyes as he was experiencing some discomfort, especially in his left

Figure 4 Left eye: lens is entirely displaced forward and rubbing on inside of cornea.

eye. A careful exam revealed that the lens had now completely broken loose in the eyeball and now came to rest in front of the pupil, against the inner surface of the eye (figure 4). As a result the corneal surface of the eye was irritated and cloudy.

After a discussion with Stephanie we agreed that the steroid drops would have to once again be applied and that eventually surgical removal of the eyeball would be necessary to avoid further pain. The wheel was put in motion to move Charlie to a safe facility where his environment could be controlled and he could be kept with another buddy horse to help him navigate his new home. In the third part of the series I will discuss the many ways in which blind horses can be managed to preserve their quality of life. Dr. Robert Mulligan has been working for the Kamloops Large Animal Vet Clinic since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan veterinary college in 2006. This practice provides Dr. Mulligan with a diverse clientele of all interests and when not busy working Robert enjoys roping with his grey Quarter Horse, Rodger.

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Sun Peaks Fundraising Ride

By Vicki Maddocks

On June 20, 2009, Sun Peaks Stables hosted a charity ride to benefit the Kamloops Cruelty Investigation Branch of the BCSPCA.


here were 23 riders in total that joined us for the amazing ride up to the Top of the World and down around the mountain. All of our guests, as well as the staff had an amazing time with only a couple newer riders unable to continue right to the end. We finished the ride by riding right through Sun Peaks Village and meeting at the barn for a delicious barbeque dinner. During dinner, several prizes were handed out including those for the participant with the most pledges; winner Sandra Sparrow with $425 in collected pledges and runner-up was Tammy-Lyn Geurts with $370! We were able to raise approximately $2,600 in pledges, with more pledges still trickling in. The money that was raised will go towards a chute specially designed for the medical treatment of the horses that come into the care of the BCSPCA. This chute will create less stress on the horses by speeding up the treatment process as well as making it safer for the handler, the veterinarian, and the horses. Everyone was able to see the horses that were being fostered at Sun Peaks Stables, including Cheyenne and her baby. Cheyenne came to Sun Peaks Stables pregnant and gave birth to a beautiful chestnut fi lly April 26, 2009. Cheyenne’s fi lly was in need of a name therefore, we also hosted a contest to coincide with our charity ride, with the winner to be chosen the day of the ride. The winner was Sharon Phillips who chose the name “Aria.” Aria is a Hebrew name meaning lioness as well as the name of a solo performed at an Opera. Sun Peaks Stables would like to thank our sponsors as without them, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a successful event. Our sponsors included Saturn of Kamloops, Brian Perry – Managing Broker for Remax, The Nancy Greene Cahilty Lodge at Sun Peaks, Eyes International, Dirty Jersey, Tourism Sun Peaks, Saddle Up magazine, The Horse Barn, Hub International Insurance, Rocky Mountain Embroidery & So Much More, Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza, Healthy Life Nutrition, Katryna Sigurdson - Epicure & Party Lite Consultant, Safeway’s, Bella Italia, and Masa’s Bar & Grill. At Sun Peaks Stables, we hope to make this an annual event so watch out for information on next year’s ride!

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Front and Centre with the RCMP Musical Ride Four maneuver photos © Copyright 2009, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The RCMP Musical Ride is currently on tour across Canada. See Saddle Up’s July issue for schedule or visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Saddle Up caught up with them in Armstrong, B.C. and through their website and discussions with Sgt. Len Klimpke we have compiled the following story.


embers of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers who, after at least two years of active police work, volunteer for duty with the Musical Ride. Most members are non-riders prior to their equestrian training with the RCMP; however, once they complete the courses of instruction, they not only become riders but ambassadors of goodwill. Working through a unique medium, they promote the RCMP’s image throughout Canada and the world. RCMP members only remain with the Musical Ride for three years which ensures an annual rotation of approximately one third (33%) of the riders. The Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. Thirty-six riders, thirty-six horses, a farrier, a technical production manager and three NCO’s (Non

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Commissioned Officer) travel with the Musical Ride. Months of training, practice and many kilometres/miles around the riding school make horse and rider one. The horses must not only appear in the Musical Ride, but on Parliament Hill, in parades, special events and have the ability to travel and adapt to different environments, not to mention, hours of petting and photo-taking that the horses must patiently endure. The RCMP Breeding Farm in Pakenham (50 km west of Ottawa) is built on 140 hectares of lush Ottawa Valley land where the Remounts spend the first three years of their life, growing, developing and maturing before becoming Musical Ride horses and moving to the home of the Musical Ride, the Rockcliffe Park Equestrian Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The horses are predominantly Thoroughbreds, although in March 1989, black Hanoverian broodmares and stallions were purchased to further supplement and improve our stock’s bloodlines in relation to colour, substance and conformation.

Hanoverians also have two predominant black lines in their breed, which benefits the bone structure and size. They are quiet by nature, almost lethargic, so crossing them with Thoroughbreds produces a well-tempered horse with the desired conformation. There are approximately 27 broodmares at the farm, along with 40 to 50 young horses from babies to 3-year-olds. We currently have one stallion that is a registered and licensed Hanoverian. At the stables in Ottawa, there are approximately 96 horses which include class horses, Musical Ride horses and the young horses in training. The average age of horses on the Ride varies from year to year. The new horses join the Ride when they are 6 years old and some have been on the Ride past the age of 20. Members of the RCMP that have completed at least two years of active police work can submit their name to be considered for the Musical Ride. Every year approximately 800 officers from across Canada make this application, however only 45 are chosen to come to Ottawa for the 5 week Basic Equitation Course. No riding experience is required to apply, however it can be an advantage as the riders are evaluated during the 5 weeks on their riding ability/aptitude, conduct, relationship with other members, initiative/ effort, appearance and attendance and responsibility/reliability. Each year 12-15 riders are chosen from these 45 to return to Ottawa for the Intermediate Equitation Course. At the end of this 6 month course they will replace those that have completed their 3 year rotation on tour and who will be returning to regular duties across Canada.

RCMP Musical Ride, cont’d Page 19 photos by Saddle Up

Approximately 3 to 4 months practice is required to train the Musical Ride, but this will also depend on how many new horses are being introduced into it. In theory, if the horses and the riders are well trained, it should take 16 weeks to produce a show worthy of being called the Musical Ride. SADDLE UP TALKS WITH SGT. LEN KLIMPKE, INSTRUCTOR/TRAINER

Announcers Mark Diblee and Don Raffan with Sgt. Len Klimpke (centre)

Anyone wanting more information on the Musical Ride should visit www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Who are the trainers/instructors?

“In Ottawa and on the road all of the NCO’s are instructors. We have a core group of about 12 instructors; I am one, that teach all the fundamentals of riding from the basic beginner to a more advanced rider but not certainly to the upper levels of dressage.” What horse experience do the instructors have? “Since there are so many instructors their individual expertise varies but I can assure you each is fully qualified to teach and train members of the RCMP for the Musical Ride.” Are the instructors Equine Canada Certified Coaches or? “We base our training on their standards but we also adapt much more for our own special needs.” Who breaks the young horses and which training methods do they use, i.e. Natural Horsemanship, or? “Over the years we have developed a program where we train our horses. We do not break them. It is a three year program that slowly builds up the horse to be able to adapt and perform in the Ride.” If you don’t ‘break’ the horses, what is the teaching method to be able to get on for that first ride in the saddle? “We work with lunge lines, side reins, a saddle, etc. We usually start in a round pen. Once the horse is going quietly we introduce body weight (lying across the saddle) and eventually sitting on the horse. We introduce ground poles, etc. The horse has to be able to take the contact in his mouth by stretching down and going ‘long and low’. Eventually when we ride we bring the head up slowly - push with the legs and try to obtain a 50/50 balance ratio. As we all know the horse carries more of its weight over the front legs. In order to achieve this we have to introduce the “Cycle of Impulsion.” Understand also this is done over months and not just days.” How long have you been with the RCMP and how many years with the Musical Ride?

“I will have 33 years with the RCMP in August and have been an instructor with the Musical Ride group since May 1990.”

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Gail Jones Driving Clinic Held at The Ranch

By Ursula Jensen


slightly different format to the usual Combined Driving Event held annually at The Ranch this year but a super learning opportunity for all drivers just the same. Ellen Hockley and Steve Laughlin have generously offered their ranch each spring to driving enthusiasts over the years; a chance to blow out the winter cobwebs and prepare for the season ahead. This year on June 11-14, Gail Jones from Calgary came to offer an individual dressage clinic and stayed to judge the two day Driving Trial on June 13-14. The Ellen Hockley, Percheron X atmosphere was friendly, relaxed and a Photo by Ursula Jensen good way to start the season. Everyone chose the dressage test of their choice which was marked and Gail gave additional helpful commentary. A cones course was set up, measured and timed and each afternoon a 5 km marathon course complete with 5-6 hazards (obstacles) was also flagged and timed. Sixteen entries participated with a variety of hitches and sizes; everything from VSE, ponies, horses and drafts. Hitches came as singles, pairs and four-in-hand. As always safety was a priority and the weekend ran smoothly and without a glitch. Anyone remotely interested in the sport of driving should really consider this event as a starting point. There is always a good mix of beginners and more advanced drivers and the atmosphere is always friendly and inclusive. The Ranch is located in Pritchard,

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Kathy Stanley, Welsh pair Photo by Ursula Jensen

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Julie Pilon, Fjord stallion Photo by Ursula Jensen


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Driving Clinic, cont’d B.C., atop a ridge overlooking the Kamloops river valley and provides a vista to die for. The weather this year was perfect for an event like this. The horses managed to stay cool each afternoon during the 5 km marathon when clouds rolled in but the rain held off until the drivers were all back in camp. During the Saturday evening social, whips were able to watch their daily photos and videos, while cooking their dinner in The Saloon. A great time was had by all. Thanks to Ellen and Steve from all those who attended.

Wanda Gammel, Fjord gelding pair Photo by Shannon Walton Karen Hockley, Morab Photo by Ursula Jensen

Pat Crema, Morgan Photo by Ursula Jensen Brian Jensen, Fjord 4-in-hand Photo by Ursula Jensen

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Hitting the Road! By Ruth Donald Once in a while, or maybe several times a week, many of us have no choice but to ride on roads, sharing a 12-foot-wide strip of asphalt with Volkswagens, F250s, garbage trucks and loud Harleys. How do you keep yourself and your horse safe? Group on road. Photo by Steven Dubas.


here are a lot of drivers out there whose experience with horses has been limited to watching the Blazing Saddles video or reruns of Bonanza. They have had little or no direct contact with horses and are unaware that horses are easily frightened and have the potential to panic and bolt into the road, posing a danger to horse, rider and motorist as well. They may not know enough to pass horses on the road slowly and give them a wide berth. A driver will probably have read the pages in the ICBC Road Sense manual that refer to horses on the roads, but who remembers a page read at the age of 16 in the excitement of getting their first driver’s licence? Those that do remember will know that horses are permitted on most public roads, and that they have the

Stop signal. Photo by Angela Zimmerling

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same rights and legal responsibilities as motor vehicles. They may remember that horses are easily startled, and that the rider may lose control of the horse. And do you, as a rider, realize that you must abide by the same rules as the driver of that SUV bearing down on you? Here’s what the Motor Vehicle Act has to say about equestrian traffic: Part 3, Section 119, paragraph (1) “‘Traffic’ includes pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, cycles and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using a highway to travel.” Part 3, Section 120, paragraph (1), subparagraph (c) “A person riding an animal or driving an animal on a highway has the rights and is subject to the duties of the driver or a vehicle under this part.” As much as you might like to ride on the left shoulder of the road facing the traffic so you can see what’s coming, you and your horse are considered a vehicle and legally you should be riding on the right, in the same direction as motor vehicle traffic.

Should you ride on the road or on the shoulder? By riding on the shoulder of a roadway, you are signalling to motorists that you are yielding the road, same as when a motorist pulls their vehicle over to the right, allowing other traffic to pass. However, if you are having difficulty or are unsure of your horse, as with a green horse, you may ride in the centre of the lane. This indicates that you are claiming the right-of-way in the right-hand lane, so vehicles will have to pass in the left-hand traffic lane when safe to do so. If you choose to ride on the shoulder, stay as far off the road as possible. Since your horse is considered a vehicle, as a rider, you must follow the basic laws of the road, including yielding, stopping at stop signs, and signalling for turns and stops. Hand signals are a means of informing other road users, be they motorists, cyclists, or pedestrians, of the rider’s intent to turn right, left, or stop. The same hand signals used by cyclists are used by equestrians. Although motorists with left-hand drive vehicles are required to use their left arm to signal, cyclists and equestrians may extend either arm straight from their shoulder and point in the direction of their turn. For example, point right with right arm outstretched to turn right, and point left with left arm outstretched to turn left. The signal for stopping is the left arm extended from the shoulder, bent at the elbow with the hand pointing down, palm facing the rear. And don’t forget that bicycle and motorcycle riders are required to wear helmets. It may not (yet) be law, but

Hitting the Road, cont’d common sense dictates that horse riders do the same when using the roads.

Fact vs. Fiction You may have heard people say: “Horses have the right-of-way over cars.” Well, it’s not true. The law that said that was repealed many, many years ago! How about: “I have every bit as much right to be on that road as those cars do!” That’s very true; but be prepared to encounter drivers who are not aware of that fact and be cautious enough to compensate for their ignorance of the law. Or: “Horses cannot be controlled as well as cars can, so cars should be made to yield to horses.” No. Sorry. Every road user has a specific set of responsibilities to ensure their own safety and that of other road users. Riders have just as much responsibility to control their horses as drivers are required to control their vehicles. Good manners

and manageability under saddle are important for your horse in any situation, but become critical whenever you expose your horse and yourself to the risks of travelling on the road. If you cause an accident, you can be liable for damages, so take your role as a “vehicle operator” seriously. Respect the rules of the road, ensure that you and your horse are highly visible, and be sure that your horse has had sufficient training to cope with the different sights and sounds you will encounter on the road. And make sure you are insured! You wouldn’t consider driving your car on the road without liability insurance, and riding your horse is no different. Horse Council BC offers $5-million in liability insurance as part of their membership; this covers members in cases where a lawsuit is brought against an individual for damages that

may be caused by a horse that they are in ownership or use of. Make sure that you and anyone who rides your horse are covered.

Enjoy your riding this summer, and above all, stay safe! This is the first in a series of articles about Road Safety by Ruth Donald, recreation co-ordinator of Horse Council BC. Photos from HCBC’s handbook on Road Safety, available through the Horse Council office. Contact recreation@HCBC. ca or call 604-856-4304 (toll-free 1-800345-8055) to order copies for yourself or your club.

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BC Heritage Finals Report Photos by Tracey Eide, www.EquineDzyn.com


orse Council BC hosted the BC Heritage Finals at Chilliwack Heritage Park on July 11-12, 2009. Performance classes were judged by Jodi Moore of Langley, BC. The Trail and Handy Horse judge was Chris Moore of Langley, BC. Organizers were thrilled with the entries being almost at ninety horses, much higher than in previous years. BC Heritage Finals 2009 Champions and Reserve Showmanship 13 Years and under Ch. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Res. Natalie Alves NA Lukas Sabir Showmanship 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Res. Devon Smith SW Roxy Barlink Showmanship Senior Ch. Kay Evans Perfection Obsession Res. Jeanette Brandt Dynamic Adesa Western Pleasure 13 Years and under Ch. Rebecca Alves RA Mojave’s El Ninya Res. Zaria Hayes LT Defining Moment Western Pleasure 14 -18 Years Ch. Lexi Dejong GH Cheer Louder Res. Brunne de Best IR Western Pleasure Senior Ch. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Res. Dawna Monks HP Asmokin Start

Western Horsemanship 13 Years and under Ch. Rebecca Alves RA Mojave’s El Ninya Res. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Western Horsemanship 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Res. Bethany Gildemeister Leviathan Western Horsemanship Senior Ch. Kay Evans Perfection Obsession Res. Keya Milaire Kahlua Cream Western Riding Horse Sr. Ch. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Res. Raylene Rutley Mr. Beau Jangles Trail Horse 13 Years and under Ch. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Res. Zaria Hayes LT Defining Moment Trail Horse 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Res. Devon Smith SW Roxy Barlink Trail Horse Senior Ch. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Res. Stephanie Wares RDR Face of an Angel Command Class 13 Years and under Ch. Zaria Hayes LT Defining Moment Res. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Command Class 14-18 Years Ch. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Res. Devon Smith SW Roxy Barlink Command Class Senior Ch. Kay Evans Perfection Obsession Res. Raylene Rutley The Raven Beginner Reining 13 Years and under Ch. Amanda Daly Doc San Man Reining Youth 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Reining Senior Ch. Dawnna Monks HP Asmokin Start

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Pole Bending 13 Years and under Ch. Megan Daly Olena San Star Res. Amanda Daly Doc San Man Pole Bending 14-18 Years Ch. Angela Laws-Peel Indy 1 Pole Bending Senior Ch. Dawnna Monks HP Monkeys Promise Res. Tiffany Vaughn Singshot Dry Barrel Race 13 Years and under Ch. Megan Daly Olena San Star Res. Amanda Daly Doc San Man Barrel Race 14-18 Years Ch. Angela Laws-Peel Indy Barrel Race Senior Ch. Dawnna Monks HP Monkey’s Promise Res. Raylene Rutley Mr. Beau Jangles Hunt Seat Equitation 13 Years and under Ch. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Res. Natalie Alves NH Lukas Sabir Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 Years Ch. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Res. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Hunt Seat Equitation Senior Ch. Tina Maynard Don’t Skip this Shock

Res. Raylene Rutley The Raven Hunter Under Saddle 13 Years and under Ch. Sarah Banner Llynisia Res. Hailey Blattler Foolish Attraction Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 Years Ch. Kasi Dejong Extravaganza Res. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Hunter Under Saddle Senior Ch. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Res. Jeanette Brandt Dynamic Adesa English Pleasure 13 Years and under Ch. Sarah Banner Llynisia Res. Dakota Santosuosso Nebulla English Pleasure 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Res. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar English Pleasure Senior Ch. Amanda Weber Northern FX Res. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Road Hack 13 Years and under Ch. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Res. Dakota Santosuosso Nebulla Road Hack 14-18 Years Ch. Kasi Dejong Extravaganza Res. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Road Hack Senior Ch. Jeanette Brandt Dynamic Adesa Res. Amanda Weber Northern FX Show Hack 13 Years and under Ch. Natalie Alves Chandler SWF Res. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Show Hack 14-18 Years Ch. Lexi Dejong GH Cheer Louder Res. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Show Hack Senior Ch. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Res. Keya Milaire Kahlua Cream Hunter Hack Senior Ch. Tammy Schuurmans Aerowynn Res. Jessie McMillan Santana Hunter Hack 14-18 Years Ch. Kasi Dejong Extravaganza Res. Monica Schroeder Hot Cubed Sugar Handy Horse Senior Ch. Wendy Price Ima Painted Skeeters Res. Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Handy Horse 14-18 Years Ch. Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Res. Skye Milaire Date A Skipper Handy Horse 13 Years and under Ch. Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Res. Zaria Hayes LT Defining Moment Battle of the Breeds: First Place Team: Pintabulous Jenny Liebenzeder SS Hy Phidelity Cassie Glover Tricky Wi Wauk’R Bethany Gildmeister Leviathon Second Place Team: Quarterhorse Veronica Blattler Nitros Badger Doc Kelsey Hayes RHL Zans Leo Otoe Dawwna Monks HP Monkey’s Promise Third Place: Arab Force One Ronnalee Harris Harrison Bay Kathleen Fryer Black Rambo Shadow Sarah Banner Llynisia Versatility Award Amanda Weber

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Sportsmanship Award: Monika Schroeder of Abbotsford Emma Spavor of Langley (This award is not unique to Heritage but a nomination that is provided by Horse Council BC to all sanctioned shows in BC)

BC Heritage Finals, cont’d

Amanda Daly An embarrassing moment

Kay Evans

Dawnna Monks

Cassie Glover

Rebecca Alves

Kelsey Hayes

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Horse Council BC Annual Awards


he “HCBC Selection Committee” collectively has over 25 years experience within BC’s Equine Industry and comes from diverse geographical areas contributing to the creditability of these awards. The committee, comprised of a panel of four volunteers, considers nominations submitted by current HCBC members including seniors, businesses, clubs, affi liate groups and the HCBC Board of Directors. Their job? To select deserving recipients that meet the award criteria for which they have been nominated for. The committee does reserve the right not to pick an award recipient from among the nominations. The 2009 HCBC Award categories are as follows: Lifetime Achievement Award Horse Council BC’s Lifetime Achievement Award was established and first presented in 1981 to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions to BC’s equestrian community. These contributions, whether they have been through education, mentoring or leadership, have made a lasting footprint demonstrating a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the on-going progression of the equine industry. The recipient of this prestigious award must be a BC resident having achieved prominence through commitment and hard work, in turn positively impacting BC’s equine industry and inspiring others. Th is award is only awarded when warranted and is not necessarily awarded every year.

Additional criteria: Significant contribution(s) must be to an equine organization(s), Club(s) or discipline(s). The Lifetime Achievement Award is the premier award of Horse Council BC. Each year the “Lifetime Achievement Award” has traditionally had a corporate sponsor. Should any individuals or corporations wish to sponsor this award in the future, please email communication@hcbc.ca

Athlete of the Year This award recognizes outstanding athletic performance by an athlete, senior or junior, competing in a recognized equestrian discipline taking part on a team or as an individual representing BC at either the provincial, national and/or international level(s) during the 2009 year.

Coach of the Year Th is award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism, leadership and mentoring skills in a coaching role overseeing a team(s) or individual(s) at any level in any recognized equestrian discipline during the 2009. Th is individual MUST also be an Equine Canada Certified Coach in good standing to be nominated.

Horse of the Year Th is award recognizes a horse born and raised in BC who has achieved a level of success in sport, recreation or therapeutic use that deserves recognition.

Horse Business of the Year Th is award recognizes an equine related business and/or manufacturer operating within BC borders offering outstanding product(s), services(s) and/or community support to BC’s equine community in the 2009 year.

Horse Industry Professional of the Year Th is award recognizes a professional individual that has provided outstanding service to BC’s equine community either on a one-on-one basis or overall. The service cannot be within the normal course of business practice, but must be over and above.

Horse Person of the Year Th is award recognizes an individual who has made a positive contribution to enhance areas in equestrian sport, education, recreation and/or health and welfare of the horse in the 2009 year.

Official of the Year Th is award recognizes an official, steward or technical delegate who has performed their duties above and beyond what was required at an equestrian event(s) and/or competition(s) held in BC for any discipline or at any level in the 2009 year.

Bob James Award (formerly “Volunteer of the Year”) Th is award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to BC’s equine community and/or equestrian sport in any recognized discipline. No athletic achievement is necessary and the nominee can be a junior or a senior.

Eligibility for Nomination • Nominations may only be submitted by HCBC Board of Directors and current HCBC members, including seniors, clubs, zones, businesses and affi liated groups. • The “Lifetime Achievement” award must be endorsed by five supporters. All other HCBC awards must have two supporters for each nominee. • A person may be nominated in more than one category. • Nominees are not required to be riders and they may be involved in any aspect of the horse industry. • Nominees must have been a BC resident for a minimum of one year. • Self nominations are ineligible. • Nomination forms must be received at the HCBC office by Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. Any nominations received after the deadline will be considered for next year’s awards. • Recipients will be presented with an award of recognition at the HCBC Banquet on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

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In Memoriam Submitted by Julie Cull, Equine Canada Canadian Equestrian Community Loses Long-time Mentor and Volunteer The Canadian equestrian community is saddened to announce the loss of a long-time member, mentor, official, volunteer and past president, Alfred “Alf” Fletcher, 77, of Westbank, BC. A member of Equine Canada for many years, Alf was an Equine Canada (EC) Senior National and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) steward. He was accredited as a FEI-X steward for the disciplines of Jumper and Dressage, and he was a senior steward for all Equine Canada disciplines. “Alf was one of those touching figures of Canadian equestrianism,” said Akaash Maharaj, CEO of Equine Canada. “He had a formative influence on generations of Canadian horsemen and horsewomen, and on our national equestrian system itself. Neither our affection for him nor his legacy will ever fade.” In addition to his stewarding duties, Alf was also a very well-respected judge. During his judging career, he was a senior

judge for Hunter, Jumper and Western disciplines, and he also judged hunt seat, saddle seat and stock seat equation. His versatility was evident as he also was a recorded judge for several breed sports. As a volunteer, Alf was a former president of Equine Canada. From 1997 to 2000, Alf also dedicated himself to the successful restructuring of Equine Canada. He possessed a commitment and vision for a strong and viable equestrian industry in Canada when he assisted in the revamping of the national federation. In 2001, Alf was named as Equine Canada’s Volunteer of the Year. “The community is rocked. He was a loved man,” said Alf’s friend, Jan Stephens, chair of the Equine Canada Stewards Committee. “As a mentor and a leader, Alf was a friend to everyone. He had the ability to encourage and teach with joy. What a legacy he has left behind.” At his family’s request, memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. A memorial service was held on July 8, 2009 in Kelowna, BC. Alf is survived by his wife, Heather, and their two sons. Equine Canada would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Alf’s family and friends.

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The Secret To A Truly Willing Horse By Dana Hokana Willingness is important. In order to have that fabulous ride we all want and work toward, our horse has to be willing. When I train, I want their heart; I want them to want to try, and to want to be part of the team.


ou can get a lot of rides out of an unwilling horse, but eventually it will come back to bite you and the unwillingness will come out. He will either start cheating you in the show pen or show signs of problems in his movement or attitude. He may act like he hates his job. Training your horse to be obedient is important. It is critical to a broke horse. But when you carry that a step further and spend the time it takes to build willingness, in addition to obedience, you are creating a team that can last for years and you will have a truly fun horse to show. Too many horses look great in their futurity years and then “burn out.” This doesn’t have to happen. It may take a little longer to develop and maintain that willing attitude but it is great when your fabulous futurity horse is still a beautiful senior horse. I want you to know that there are some horses just like people who have bad attitudes and just don’t want to be part of the team. You have to discern if your horse is suited for his job. If you are asking what he cannot give, you will build unwillingness. I spend a lot of time analyzing or diagnosing • “Is he capable of doing his job?” • “Am I giving a clear message?” • “What is he saying back to me?” • If you feel he can do his job, then ask yourself “Is my horse…” • Throwing his head • Jumping up in the air • Kicking at my leg • Biting at the bit or gnashing his teeth • Pulling down or away from pressure • Getting heavy in the face • Turning his head from side to side or jerking his head away from pressure • Wringing his tail • Pushing his hip into my leg • Stomping his feet at the ground Other signs of unwillingness can often be misdiagnosed as problems with your horse’s movement, when in fact; they often start as being unwilling to accept your leg or hand cues. This is when the body gets out of balance and movement problems start. If your horse starts out as a good mover and you have ruled out any unsoundness and he is now clutching or climbing in his front end almost like a break in flow or cadence, this is a form of unwillingness. He may be snapping his hocks or using 28 • Saddle Up • August 2009

excessive knee. His jog may be flat and sloppy. His head and/or top line may have too much movement or may be rocking. He may be over-bridling and look tight, archy in the neck and look intimidated in the face. He may look angry in his expression or he may open and close his mouth. All of these may be signs of unwillingness, like he doesn’t like his job or is uncomfortable. He may not always like his job, but the goal is for him to like or accept his job the majority of the time.

Here are three steps that will develop that truly willing horse: 1) Teach Your Horse to Say “YES” to You It is critical that your horse responds and is obedient to you and that you get your desired response, that’s the first step. They have to say yes to you! Let me just talk you through one exercise such as pushing the hip around off your leg and I’ll show you how my principle will apply to his willingness. If you ask your horse to move over off your left leg and push his hindquarters to the right, we will isolate his hindquarters from his shoulders. If needed, ride two-handed, pull his head to the left and cue with your left leg asking his hindquarters to step to the right. Step 1 is to get your horse to say “yes”. Insist that he step over or move over off your leg. If he sticks or refuses, you can pull his head way over to the left and push, kick or mash until he unlocks his hindquarters and steps over. To encourage him to say yes to you, release or reward him after he gives even one step, then reapply the cue and ask for another step. Horses learn by reward. Look for a good response and a good place to reward even if it’s just one or two steps, then get out and reward. I even use my voice sometimes and tell my horse “good boy or girl”. I will also pat my horse. It may sound corny but believe me, horses respond to positive reward and horses love to hear the sound of your voice. Don’t be fooled into thinking horses are like machines. They are animals, powerful beautiful animals, and they respond to sound and touch and you are building a relationship, a good relationship, and it helps to know all about your partner. Image 1 shows acceptance to the leg (quiet tail, ears forward)

The Secret, cont’d 2) Teach Your Horse to Say “YES” Willingly In the first step, we taught you how to teach your horse to say “YES”. We got our desired response. Now let’s evaluate his willingness. Let’s say we have our horse moving over. He is stepping over off our leg cue but how is he stepping over? Is he mad and running over off your leg or is he moving over only as much as you are asking him to? Let’s think and evaluate while we’re riding. Are you in control of his legs? Can you push and get the response you want? Are you driving or riding? I like to think I’m driving, not my horse driving me. I pay attention to his body language. Are his ears back in anger? Is he wringing his tail? Is he sticking and refusing or is he willing? In the fi rst step, we taught our horse to respond, to say “YES”. Now let’s develop willingness. Let’s ask with our leg in a fair, communicative way. Mash or push your leg against your horse. Only kick or spur if you get a refusal, then go back to asking. Don’t ride angry if you need to get tough. Get tough then go back to asking. You may need 5 minutes or 1 hour of repeating your cue and practicing this one maneuver until you develop and build willingness. I realize this takes time but it is worth it in the long run. Each day it will get easier and take less and less time. Practice this until your horse says “YES” to you and says “YES” willingly.

3) Teach Your Horse to Say “YES” Willingly with Cadence Cadence is a rhythmic flow or sequence, a rhythmic movement. I want to feel fluid motion. I want to ask and not feel surges and uneven steps. I want to feel my horse step, step, step in a rhythm and when I take my cue away, he stops moving and waits for the next direction. You reach this level by pushing through until you feel his acceptance to such a point that you are the driver and you are driving him into and through his maneuver. Part of how this works so well and affects and improves his movement in every way is that when you push his hindquarters around and ask him to step with cadence, he has to be balanced in order to perform this maneuver. So many times we stop at just a give or a yes to a cue but we didn’t get the full benefit of the maneuver or all the horse had to give because we didn’t ask him to do it and carry himself and have balance and flow in the maneuver. If he can push his hip around with flow, he can lope and trot with more flow. His transitions will be smoother and better. He will be happier. Even though I used the example of pushing the hip around, this will apply to anything, to moving the front Image 2 shows non-acceptance to end, to driving to the face, the leg (ears pinned, tail swishing) to backing, to two-tracking.

Anytime you connect or communicate with your horse through your hands or legs, if you use this principle, you will improve your horse. When you have this level of willingness, you can truly have his legs and control of his body. Work toward gaining his heart and his willingness. When we ride and work on our horse, we are in a relationship with our horse. We have many relationships in our lives and our riding relationship with our horse is very important to many of us. To have that truly great ride we all work and aim toward, we need to be a team with our horse. We want our horse to want to try for us. Developing and improving your relationship with your horse is time well spent. Work on this and watch your horse try for you. It’s a great feeling! Dana Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry training Western Pleasure circuit champions and futurity-winners as well as achieving Top 10 placings at the AQHA Congress and AQHA World Championship Show. Dana’s video series, The Winning Strides Series, is designed to educate horse owners and riders from the basics to competing at high levels in the show arena. Dana has just been booked as a clinician at the Equine Affaire in Massachusetts in November of 2009 and she was just at The Mane Event Expo in Red Deer, AB, as a clinician and in October 2008 she gave clinics at The Mane Event Expo in Chilliwack, BC. (For contact info see listing in Business Services under Trainers/Coaches.)

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Better Horsemanship; Trailer Loading - Just The Start By Jeffrey R. Kelly

Some of the most dangerous places to be with a horse is; a starting gate, a horse trailer, a round pen, a set of cross ties, a tie stall, and a box stall. (in this order)


railer loading horses can be a very dangerous job and situation. A lot of issues come up for the horse at this point. Mostly fear. Horses do not like tight, dark, small places. Properly preparing your trailer and the horse to load is very important. This will make and create a win, win situation for everyone involved. Ensuring your trailer needs to look right, smell right, feel right, sound right is very important to the horse! A few of the following questions we can ask ourselves; and adjust so the horse feels more comfortable with us and what we are doing and asking of them. • How much does horse tooth and mouth care (dentistry) play a part in trailer loading? • What colour is the inside of the horse trailer painted? Does it suit the horse? • What is the inside walls of your trailer lined with, or is it? • Do you have enough lights inside the horse part of the trailer? • Does the inside of your trailer smell of disinfectant, oil, and grease, etc? • Does the trailer sound tinny, noisy, hollow sounding, does it rattle when moving, etc? • Is the ceiling of your trailer lined or insulated? • Is your horse shod, slider shoes, barefoot, etc? • What type of rubber mats does your trailer have? • Do you use any bedding when hauling and what kind? • Is your trailer a step-up or a ramp? • Is your ramp fi rm, weak, noisy, slippery? If you have a step-up does the rubber mat come to the end of the trailer? • How many exit doors, ramps does the trailer have? • How tall is the trailer ceiling? How tall is the horse? • Is the stall width in the trailer comfortable and does it suit the horse? • Do you have enough air moving around and throughout the trailer? • When loading is your trailer facing uphill or downhill or on a flat surface? • Are you loading from dirt, grass, cement, asphalt, snow, ice? • Are you unloading on to dirt, grass, cement, asphalt, snow, etc? • Who’s been driving the rig/truck? Has the driver hauled livestock before? • Does the horse have chest bars in front of him in the trailer? • Are the lights in the horse part above, behind or in front of the horse? • Is the trailer a stock combo, a commercial unit, straight haul, angle haul, reverse angle haul? • What are the weather conditions at time of loading/hauling? Sunny, hot, raining, snowing, windy? • When trailer loading are you in a hurry, how’s your attitude, how are you feeling – weak, strong, mad, sad, upset, etc? • What sex is your horse? Mare, gelding, stallion? • How much time have you allotted to load? 30 • Saddle Up • August 2009

Educating one’s self is very important in being successful when trailer loading. Jeffrey R. Kelly has been involved in the horse industry for 35 plus years. He has been able to work with some of the best horsemen and horsewomen in the world. In his journey he has worked at all the racetracks in Canada and some in the USA. Jeffrey has been an outrider for 5 years, a starting gate grounds man 17 years, a thoroughbred horse trainer 4 years, exercise rider 25 years, equine dentist 25 plus years, and a young horse starter for 20 years. (See his listing in Business Services under Equine Services.)


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Hoofin’ It With Alesia - Bathing My Horse By Alesia Willard Photo courtesy of Rein-Beau Images


n the wild a horse will try to find a small creek or large puddle to lay in or splash themselves with. Our gelding, Bandit, sticks his foot in the water bucket and kicks around, splashing water all over himself and all the other horses. Even though Bandit does this to cool off a bit, sometimes he needs our help when it comes to cooling off completely. I love bathing our horses, it’s a time when I get to see their silly and curious side. Whether they are drinking the water straight from the hose, nuzzling the water as it sprays them or biting onto the hose, I know they love it! Though it’s fun to bath horses, it should also be done with great caution. Our horses were not always comfortable around water or the giant green hose that might attack them. Mina, my once feral mare, used to panic each time the hose would move or be pulled past her. Her daughter, Lacey, on the other hand was taught to be bombproof at only a few weeks old. She does not care at all about what’s going on. Some horses enjoy the bath, others don’t, so make sure that you have a parent or guardian with you at all times while bathing your horse if you are unsure of how they may react to the water or hose. If you are wanting to bath your horse simply to cool them down on a hot day, make sure you always start with their legs. Spray the water from the hooves up, slowly soaking the legs before moving any further. If you take cold water and right away begin to spray their hot body, this could cause their temperature to change too quickly, and that’s not good! If you are bathing your horse to get them clean, then you can purchase many types of shampoos and coat conditioners to use on your horse. Make sure you don’t use the same shampoo and conditioner that is meant for dogs/cats/people, doing so may irritate the horse’s skin. Whenever I give one of our five horses a bath, as soon as they are put back into the paddock, they roll around, getting themselves all dirty again. I don’t fuss much about this because, they are simply trying to dry themselves off. If you are concerned about your horse staying clean, then it Wash system and powerful dry vac all in one! would be best to walk them or put them into a stall until they are dry. When you bath your horse, make sure to pay attention to what’s NOW $999! going on around you, because your horse may spook at any moment. But have some fun, and enjoy summertime with your horse.


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Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan

Gymkhanas Gymkhanas seem to be getting more and more popular. The 100 Mile House gymkhanas have been well attended and after hearing the talk around town sounds Raven Gentry of 100 Mile heads for the finish like the next ones will be even more so. line in the pole bending. Photo by Ben Hughes. They’ve added an extra event to their list as well – in September – Sunday, Sept. 20. Here’s a little rundown and some photos from the July Green Lake gymkhana which was The gymkhana grounds at Green Lake are the very well attended. The horse numbers seemed to be oldest in BC, and probably the most beautiful. up quite a lot and the spectator numbers looked great. The campers with horse trailers that stayed on the grounds was definitely up – I think the secret has been let out as to how beautiful the Green Lake gymkhana grounds really are. It all happened on Saturday, July 11, and the day’s combined results for overall high point are: PeeWee – Kaily Dube from Clinton took the blue ribbon and Jordan Jansen from 100 Mile was the runner up. Junior – Kaylee Billyboy from 150 Mile took first and Raven Gentry from 100 Mile was runner up. Intermediate – Punky Mulvahill from Williams Lake took first and Terris Billyboy from 150 Mile was runner up. Senior – Marisa Peters from Bridge Lake won the blue ribbon and Heather Vilvang rounds a barrel on Meadow Spring Ranch’s Dennis Gunn followed as runner up. Congratulations to all of you, and to all the other competitors Cooper. Photo by Ben Hughes. that took part. I’m sure we’ll see all of these riders and horses back at Green Lake on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the second annual Green Lake Gymkhana. I know our guests/friends Sarah Gilmour (Vancouver) and her friends are already counting down the days!

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100 Mile House

A Must See Cariboo Tourist Destination This Cariboo tourism attraction was definitely built with horses, for horses. The 83 Mile Farm Equipment Museum is now not only the site of an original barn used in the 1860s for the stage coach horses that were heading to Barkerville, but it’s also the home of an incredible number of horse-drawn farm implements, carriages, sleighs, and cutters – the machinery that made British Columbia the province that it is today. When I asked Vi and Ray Young, the owners of the museum, how many pieces they had they just kind of gave each other a blank look. “Haven’t got a clue,” said Ray. “I know there’s over 20 buggies and sleighs, a dozen or more wagons and running gears, I think we have 20 different riding plows and 12 walking plows, probably about two dozen mowers and a dozen hay rakes.” There’s hay stackers, binders, tedders, a reaper, harrows, cultivators – pretty Vi and Ray Young pose in their democrat

Cariboo Chatter, cont’d much anything that was pulled with horses for farm work. As well as all the farm equipment there are 12 buildings on site, each one its own little museum, literally thousands of items are on display. In the 1860s, 83 Mile Cockshutt carriage made in Ontario, House was one of the many with a McLaughlin Doctor’s buggy in roadhouses that sprung up the background. along the Cariboo Waggon Road which was built to access the Cariboo and the gold fields. Teamsters would switch horses here so they had fresh teams to pull the big hill ahead, now known as Begbie Summit, on Highway 97, just south of 100 Mile House. The barn that was used to stable these horses still stands today and is now used to display Ray and Vi’s collection of carriages, cutters and sleighs. This barn is one of only two or three original stage coach barns still in existence today. As well as seeing the old barn and its contents you will be walking down a portion of the original “Gold Rush Trail” – the road that made BC. Ray and Vi Young would love to have you stop in for a visit at their 83 Mile House Museum. Admission to the museum is by donation. Check out their web site: www.83milehouse.com.

A few of the many carriages on display in front of the original barn – note the drive-through alley where the stage coach could switch horses between the left and right sections of the barn.

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100 Mile Outriders Club

By Jennifer Raifteiri-McArdle

Photos courtesy of the 100 Mile Free Press On June 6-7 the 100 Mile and District Outriders Club Fun and Frolic Schooling Show took place in 100 Mile House. June 6th was the Dressage Percentage Day with Phil Wright judging; and Sunday offered a Western Circuit Qualifier judged by Jackie Johnson. We had a good turnout under cloudy skies for our Tail End Schooling Show on June 17. Shelley Hayes of Alberta came out for judging. A day of English and Western disciplines was finished off with Games. Thanks to all the participants, sponsors, judges, and volunteers for making these events a success!

Judge Shelley Hayes scoring one of the English Classes at the Tail End Show.

Zaria Hayes of 100 Mile House on LT Defining Moment during the Handy Horse Class at the Fun and Frolic Schooling Show.

Cariboo Appaloosa Club News

By Jennifer Raifteiri-McArdle

Photos courtesy of the 100 Mile Free Press. The Cariboo Appaloosa Club has been busy. A few members went to Howard Jackson’s Appaloosa Centre in June to see the new foal crop and learn about breeding and bloodlines. Next we had our Fun Clinic at the 108 Resort Stables on June 28th with instructor Lori Rankin from Williams Lake. This clinic was open to all breeds. Next up we will be planning a Gymkhana. In the 100 Mile Fall Fair, September 12-13, we have four Appaloosa only classes: Appaloosa Open Halter, Appaloosa Open English Pleasure, Appaloosa Western Pleasure, and Appaloosa Open Western Trail Horse. These classes are restricted to registered ApHHC, ApHC, and unregistered coloured Appaloosa horses only. Prizes to 6th place.

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BC Draft Under Saddle Club News By Kendall Campbell (nee Venning) We have been having a wonderful summer here in the Lower Mainland. Lots of riding days and the showing has been wonderful. The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) is fast approaching and with our line-up for classes this year it is sure to be a great success. Don’t miss our club members this year on August 31 thru September 2; visit our website or the PNE for our schedule. Good luck everyone at PNE!

Our member Taryne, and her Clydesdale ‘Rose’, attended the Delta Riding Club show on June 28. Taryne entered the Walk/Trot and did very well. Sam also attended with her mount ‘Georgie’. A big thanks to Delta Riding Club for welcoming our big steeds. I have been very busy this past month but not with showing, I had been planning my wedding for July 11, 2009. With the love of Clydesdales we included ours in a very big way, and they yet again made the day so very special. I had a wonderful time and was able to share it with a few of our members.

Callum and Kendall Wedding photos by Demi Marlin.

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North Okanagan Rodeo Club Hosts Little Britches Rodeo By Eva Cassidy Well, the kids are gearing up for our Annual Little Britches Rodeo coming up August 15-16. This year we will be having it at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. We’re all pretty excited about it. There will be a great Youth rodeo, Silent Auction, 50/50, concession and BC Horse Rescue will have an information booth set up as well. On Sunday we invite you to Cowboy Church starting at 8.45 am! Little Britches Rodeo is a great youth organization that promotes youth to get involved in the great sport of rodeo. There are ten 2-day rodeos held in BC and our membership is increasing every year. Our North Okanagan Rodeo Club is relatively small, but very dedicated to encourage the sport of rodeo, and with the support of our members and greater community we all pull together to host our youth rodeos and other rodeo related events. The sponsorship drive this year has been tough... everyone is feeling it with the economy and all. However, the generosity of various donators has been greatly appreciated and helps us host these awesome rodeos. THANK YOU CANART CATTLE CO. (Vicky Scott) and Mike Nikolaisen, for again supporting us with the livestock donations for our rodeos!

We hope to see you at the Armstrong Fairgrounds on August 15-16 for some fun and excitement of the Little Britches Rodeo. Free admission and the rodeo starts each day at 10 a.m. ALSO… We’re looking for local entries, so kids, if you are 15 and younger and want a great rodeo experience, please call Lee Fennell at 250-309-4955 or Eva Cassidy at 250-545-8081 for more information or if you wish to participate with a donation to NORC. Local entries must call in their entries on August 4 to the Entry person at 604-823-4747 from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Please see the Little Britches web site for additional information www.bclbra.org.

Princeton’s First Little Britches Rodeo

By Sheila Matkovich

Weather was extremely hot on Saturday and beautiful on Sunday. Sixteen events were offered and we had an excellent turnout for the first Little Britches Rodeo in Princeton on July 18 and 19. So much volunteer help just poured in!! We could not have done it without Judi Esdale who started an idea and it took off ! With the help of the Princeton Rodeo Club, the Little Britches officials, all the moms, friends and family it was a huge success! People came from as far as 100 Mile House and Langley. We handed out 85 “Welcome to Princeton bags” consisting of horse treats, water bottles, candy, chips and a ruler in inches to measure your horse! Thanks to our stuffers: Chance, Breanne, Connor, Shayna, Kodi and Quinn. Some of the prizes handed out were a little different, i.e. fishing rods, tools, Reva Shopsire riding Uncle Henry. Yes, she did the barrels with her Dad “Billy” computer toys - it seemed to go over quite well! leading the way. Karen and Roger Beaupre were a great help with Roger doing an excellent job with all of the arena duties, and Karen donated the “All Round” Junior and Senior embroidered hoodies she had sewn herself (and she printed all the programs). Thanks to Lynn and Debbie from the office who totalled everything! So many people to thank; like Brian, Lonnie, Lloyd and Casey for the stock from Bri-Lon Livestock. Our judges; Adam Clark and Erin Grinell. Our announcers; Stan Thompson and Bob Lind of the Princeton Rodeo Club. We had so much support and so many volunteers the list goes on and on ...THANK YOU!!! Great thanks to all of our local sponsors and donators – you helped this event so much, we are very appreciative. 36 • Saddle Up • August 2009

Equine Foundation of Canada Fundraiser By Pat Crema


uly 18 was a HOT morning when 25 riders gathered to ride in the Pritchard Uplands to raise funds for the Equine Foundation of Canada, which donates monies to the veterinary schools of medicine across Canada for research and treatment modalities that benefit all horses. The BC Interior Morgan Horse Club and the Back Country Horsemen of BC had joined together to encourage everyone to get out and enjoy the gorgeous scenery at Moulton Creek Ranch, generously hosted by Terri and Don Boscher. The riders headed out the trail which opened up into the vast, high meadows overlooking the South Thompson River. Riding west, the view also encompassed the whole of the opposite ridge of ranches and farms with the river below. Turning upward, the group climbed up into the arboreal forest with some welcome shade and then split into two, with some riders choosing to take a shortcut back to camp making their ride about seven miles and the others continuing on for another four. After sluicing off the horses, providing lots of water and hay, we gathered for a super potluck and awards. As the ride had raised over $600, actually bringing in $785, we were able to award the Equine Foundation cooler to Lori Bewza, our trail boss, for the most pledge money obtained from others.

The oldest horse (24) was ridden by Lee Morris and neither had any difficulty keeping up with the group. The award for the gutsiest rider went to Grace Brasseur, who had only been riding three weeks and did well managing her frisky mount. There were a number of candidates for the oldest rider, suffice to say we had about five in their 60’s and 70’s. The award for largest single donation went to Pat Crema, the ride organizer and Foundation director for BC who was desperate for the ride to make the $600 mark. (She should have waited and topped up the amount instead of giving first!). The Boschers were great hosts, donating their homemade wine to the potluck, fi lling their water troughs and making sure we had everything we needed for a successful ride. Our thanks to them. Lori Bewza (l) receiving EFC Cooler for most pledges from Pat Crema, EFC director.

BC Interior Morgan Horse Club Update By Nancy Roman 2009 is the 100th anniversary of the American Morgan Horse Association. What better way to celebrate and showcase your favourite breed than to appear at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, September 2-6. You can enter the Morgan Halter classes and show what your breeding farm is all about. Or you can enter the Open Classes in riding and driving. You might consider joining us in the IPE parade entry and possibly a Morgan Horse demonstration during the exhibition. Let’s show our MORGAN POWER!! News of our members: * Lori Bewza of Chase, BC with her Morab, Black Magic, whom she raised, is currently standing #1 in Canada in Endurance. * Dana and Jill Bewza were in Olds, AB for a Morgan breed show during July and Dana did well with her horse, Kelly, in Dressage.

* Pat Crema and Duke won Prelim. Horse and Preliminary Overall at the recent 3rd annual Cariboo Trails Combined Driving Event at 70 Mile. Over the summer months the BCIMHC held a fundraising raffle with 15 prizes awarded (through the generosity of our sponsors). The draw was held June 27 and the winners were: Raffle Winners: 1. Ken Rees, Enderby Jewellers (Gift Cert.) 2. Wendy Buers, Granite Morgans (Ton of Hay) 3. Geoff Vetter, Royal York Golf (Gift Cert.) 4. Sheri Goosen, Linda L. Kelly Sculpture (Morgan Mare/Foal) 5. Nadine Krywonos, Country West Supply (4 Bags of Sweet Feed /Gift Cert.) 6. Katie Benz, The Paddock (Gift Cert.) 7. Roger Carey, Armstrong Inn (Dinner for Two Gift Cert.) 8. M. Bateman, The Horse Barn (Blanket / Halter)

9. Sheri Goosen, Shepherd’s Home Hardware (Horse Bookends/ Organizer) 10. Andre Sigmond, Diamond H Tack (Gift Cert.) 11. Sheri Goosen, Country Creations (Metal Art, Wine/Glass Holder) 12. Mary Miller, OK Valley Massage (Gift Cert.) 13. Terra O’Connor, Askew’s Foods (Meat Pack Gift Cert.) 14. Kristen Kornienko, Asparagus Theatre (Tickets for Two Gift Cert.) 15. Cheryle Hickman, Earthy Treasures (Crackle Decorative Bowl) Our next Meeting and Ride will be Saturday September 26. Tentatively set for Larch Hills (between Enderby and Salmon Arm). Start time to be confirmed. If you are interested in our club or any of our events please contact Deb Neufeld 250-546-8058 or Karen Wilkie 250-5468973 or visit www.morganhorse.ca

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Down Home With…. SANDY CHEVALLIER AND CARL WOODS, PEACHLAND, BC When did horses first come into your life? Sandy: Horses first came into my life as an 11-year-old in the Fraser Valley. My parents agreed to pay half if I would work off half of a package deal for $750 for a fat pinto mare that came with all her tack. Imagine what a prize that little horse, with no forward motion, was! Carl: When I was about 10 years old, growing up in the Cowichan area of Vancouver Island, I made a deal with my parents and they bought me a bargain little unbroke Arabian. Sandy added… We were both from non-horse families that couldn’t relate to the horse addiction and both families, though worlds apart believed this horse craziness was just a phase we would soon outgrow. We sure fooled them!

64th Annual

Carl on Chex at WCRA

Who has been the most influential horse person in your life and why? Sandy: Since those early days, there have been many influential horse people in our lives. I got involved in the late 70’s with the Townline Riders, then a really good group of people at the Cloverdale Rodeo and the rodeo queen committees in the 80’s and 90’s. From those years the Payton family in Maple Ridge were a huge support and awesome horse family to know. Teri PaytonParadis is still one of my best friends from those days. Carl: I think the most influential person early on in my

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Sandy on Red, PRC, 2008

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horse training career is Jim McDonald. A true BC legend. He put me on his good cutting horse, Sonitas Can Do and I’ve been hooked on the cowhorses ever since. As for getting a start in reining, Les Vogt did a lot of clinics in BC in those days and although there have been many other influential trainers along the way, Les Vogt probably tops the list. From both: For the past 20 years, the most influential horse people for us both have been Larry and Diana Chevallier. They have always been able to spot a good horse and help us make them better. They have that wealth of natural horse sense that so many people in the horse business never achieve. They have been an amazing support for us personally and in our business. They have just always been there.

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Down Home With… cont’d You offer an ‘all around’ breeding, training, and showing operation - what do you find the most challenging? Sandy: Carl and I operate an “All Around” western focused facility in Peachland, BC offering horse training, boarding, farrier service, riding lessons, and we host clinics and barrel races as well. The most challenging issues of this type of business, is probably the time commitment involved in looking after so many horses for so many clients. Good, long term help has also been a struggle. Now that our girls are older, they are able to help a bit more. Our daughters, Bailey Woods and Candace Chevallier have been keen on the horses since they were little and having this type of “sand-box” in your back yard has been very beneficial to them as competitors. Although sometimes we think they take this lifestyle that we worked so hard for, for granted, it is also the most rewarding thing for us to see them use it to their benefit as well. What has been your most memorable achievement? Sandy: When I look back at achievements made over the years, I would have to say my involvement with rodeo, as a competitor, volunteer and employee will top any list. My most memorable award is the “Hank Vogal Rodeo Person of the Year” that was given to me in 1996 as a volunteer and director of the BC Rodeo Association. That one means a lot, because I knew Hank Vogal personally. He was a really awesome person and rodeo photographer. How do you balance family life, work and horse events? Sandy: There is no good answer. Our schedules are all different. Carl is a workaholic, gone early in the morning until dark or later. I am a full-time realtor outside of farm and home life. Our girls and I rodeo and barrel race while Carl tries to get to a few reining shows. “Balance” is something we put on our goal list every year. When I figure that out, it will be another whole article to write!

What is a typical day for you? Sandy: A typical day for Carl and I… We have coffee in the morning, then Carl goes to the farm and me to the office (either at home or in town). To explain how much Carl gets done in a day would also be another whole article. What are your future goals? Both: Finding balance will always be a goal in this lifestyle we have chosen. Maybe, a future goal… after we have finished hauling our kids around and being workaholics… would be to ride more of our own horses. Carl Woods has been training and shoeing horses for about 25 years. The past ten years have been at Chevallier’s Arena in Peachland, BC. His training business involves starting colts, pleasure horses, rope horses and reining/working cow horses. He teaches lessons and clinics, and shows throughout the province when time allows. Sandy Chevallier has been a licensed Realtor of 6 years and is also a certified Equine Appraiser. When not at work Sandy is traveling to high school rodeos and races with both girls and in the winter to the hockey rink with their daughter Candace. Sandy is also a competitor in barrel racing when time allows.


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2010 AQHA Youth World Cup Announcement By Marnie Somers


he Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) is pleased to announce that the next American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup will be held in the U.S.A. (location and dates yet to be confirmed by AQHA). This event, first held in Australia in 1986 as the International Youth Quarter Horse World Cup, has become one of the most prestigious equine competitions recognized world wide. The 2010 AQHA Youth World Cup will feature teams of five riders from up to 18 different countries. The host country provides a pool of horses for the competition. And, in the tradition of every Youth World Cup event since 1986, the CQHA will co-ordinate and field a youth team of up to five riders, plus alternates, to represent our country as Team Canada. The CQHA is now actively seeking applications for the two volunteer positions of Team Canada Coach and Team Canada Manager for the 2010 Youth World Cup, both of whom must be Canadian citizens. The Team Coach’s position will be of interest to experienced professional horse trainers/youth

exhibitor coaches. Riders will compete in the nine disciplines of Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Showmanship at Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail, Western Riding, Reining and Cutting. The Team Manager’s support position will be of interest to experienced sport administrators. A list of each position’s duties and responsibilities is posted on the CQHA web site at: www.cqha.ca (Youth World Cup section). Letters of application outlining relevant qualifications must be postmarked by August 31, 2009 and forwarded to the CQHA President (address at end of this press release). Preference will be given to coach/manager applicant pairs who can demonstrate they have a prior working relationship, as they will be in constant contact during the six months leading up to the 2010 event. The CQHA Board of Directors will be actively seeking qualified youth participants from all across Canada. Applicants must be Canadian residents and current members-in-goodstanding of the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA), the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA), and the provincial/regional Quarter Horse affi liate where they reside. Youth who are interested in applying as potential candidates (as riders and/or non-competing members) for the 2010 Youth World Cup Team Canada should visit the CQHA web site www.cqha.ca (Youth World Cup section) to obtain the team selection criteria and application forms. Canadian resident youth who compete in the Reining or Cutting disciplines as members of their Canadian discipline association are also encouraged to apply. Team Canada youth members will be selected on or before December 31, 2009. Funding for travel and other expenses for Team Canada is cost-shared by AQHA/CQHA, provincial/regional Quarter Horse Associations, corporate and/or individual sponsors, and team members’ families. For more information about the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, we invite you to visit our web site www. cqha.ca. Remember, if you are a current AQHA or AQHYA member-in-good-standing, you are eligible to be a member of CQHA and Equine Canada for no extra membership fee. However, you must identify yourself to CQHA. You may do so by visiting the CQHA web site to submit your membership information on-line, or by contacting the CQHA President directly to request the membership form be sent to you by regular mail or fax at: Marnie Somers, CQHA President, Box 1122, Carberry, Manitoba R0K 0H0 Telephone: 204-834-2479 Fax: 204-834-3999 Web site: www.cqha.ca Email: marnie@horsescoops.com

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Roman Ramblings Greg’s column When you are doing poop patrol does your horse or horses come over and drop one pretty darn close to the wheelbarrow? All three of ours do.


ot all the same day mind you, as they generally take turns on a fairly regular basis. In fact one day a few years ago one of them got most of it right in the wheelbarrow. I was pretty impressed with his accuracy. I have yet to figure out if they are doing it to help me make my job easier or if they are showing me that all I am to them is just another hard working horse husband and here is another one for you to pick up. They have sort of a grin on their face as they are leaving me a fresh one. Part relief and part “here ya go, thanks.” Then they nod and walk away at least 5 to 10 pounds lighter. I got to thinking about just how many pounds of this stuff I have picked up since we have had our manure

makers on the property. It has to be a couple of tons a year. Most horse people I have met are in pretty good shape because of all the chores we have to do on a pretty regular basis. If they aren’t in shape then they probably board their horse and don’t own a manure fork or a gym membership. While I am doing poop patrol I get my walking exercise and my back and arms get a good workout as well as my shoulders. Some days I use an overhead lacrosse pass maneuver if I am close enough to the big manure pile at the end of the arena. I can fling the stuff a good 60 feet and get most of it over the top rail if the wind is just right.

Alder Valley Ranch

If you can have a bit of fun doing some chores then go for it, I say. Besides, at our place it drives our Retriever nuts because she thinks the flying horse rounds are balls and she gets her exercise running after them. Enjoy your chores and they will go faster. Maybe the person who coined the phrase, “Whistle while you work” was a horse rancher years and years ago. Ride safe and return safe and whistle in the woods to let the bears know where you are.

24th Annual Production Sale


Sunday, September 13, 2009 12 noon

2 Day Fall Horse Sale


Alder Flats, AB 47 Quarter Horse Weanlings by Docs Hickory, Peppy San Badger, King Fritz, Doc O’Lena and Two Eyed Jack bred Stallions 25 Belgian Weanlings (some can be registered) 1 Dun/White Paint Doc O’Lena stud colt

5 Grade Quarter Horse Weanlings 4 Broke Geldings

Selling over 250 Registered and Non-Registered Horses

Friday, October 2 - 6 pm & Saturday, October 3 - 11 am Horse Entry Deadline September 15, 2009

This sale will feature: * Breeding stock * Ranch Horses * Children’s Horses * Pleasure Horses and Much More! All Horses are Catalogued

Doyle and Lorraine Seely, 780-388-2406 Gene Seely, 780-388-3781

www.aldervalleyranch.com Guest Consignors Rod and Bunny Vancuren

For Entry Forms visit www.perlich.com or contact us at 403-329-3101

25 Paints


by Blue Max and Class Time bred Stallions Mostly black and white overo and tobianos, several homozygous 780-388-2168

Box 1057 Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4A2 Phone 403-329-3101 or Fax 403-327-2288

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BC Team Cattle Penning Association By Laurie Black-Haughton Photos by Jocelyn Hornady The first-annual, “Deere” Country Challenge was held on June 13-14, 2009 at our brand new facility, the Haughton Outdoor Arena, in Knutsford, BC (just south of Kamloops). Many thanks to our Major Sponsor, Greenway Equipment in Kamloops (and now also in Kelowna), for their undying support, and for all of the beautiful John Deere tractors, gators, Merritt Livestock trailers and farm implements that were on display for all-to-see and dream about owning. Thanks go out to Lazy FD Ranches and Hay Sales in Knutsford, for the use of their water truck, and to Kamloops Ford Lincoln for their Super-Duty Truck Display. Thanks also to Al and Bev Madley of Cariboo Chilcotin Building Systems, who helped to offset some of the advertising and signage costs for this event. Of course, a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, friends and family members who helped keep everything under control and running smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without all of you! The Deere Country Challenge was co-sanctioned with the Central BC Team Cattle Penning Association, and we were thrilled that many of our fellow team penners and friends from our Sister-Association were able to make it down to compete for their share of the money and prizes. There were 150 teams

QUARTER HORSE & PAINT SALE Weanlings, Bred Mares & Saddle Horses

on Saturday for the Sanctioned Penning, and 80 teams for the Jackpot Sorting on Sunday. The weather was hot (33 degrees), but perfect! The 10 herds of black angus-bred heifers were fresh and fast. The penners seemed really pleased with the arena conditions, and the weekend couldn’t have gone any smoother. Saturday’s Penning: Open Class (Sponsored by Merial/Merck Pharmaceuticals) 1st-Bob Armstrong, Rod Horsley, Tom Thorlakson 9 cows in 107.66 seconds 2nd-Bob Armstrong, Pete Molnar, Tom Thorlakson 9 in 112.73 3rd-Bob Armstrong, Graham Armstrong, Tom Thorlakson 9 in 120.24 Limited Open Class (Sponsored by the BC and Canadian Angus Associations) 1st-Gerry Desilets, Graham Armstrong, Dennis Hooge 9 cows in 143.97 seconds 2nd-Lindsay Thorlakson, George Dejonge, Jon Herrick 3 in 143.97 Ten Class (Sponsored by Hi Hog Farm & Ranch Equip., and General Farm Supply, both out of Calgary, AB) 1st-Bruce Murrell, Sherry and Cliff Sigouin 9 cows in 99.77 seconds 2nd-Justin Armstrong, Bernie Marchewka, Ben Thorlakson 9 in 119.12 3rd-Homer and Jordyn Alexis, Gerry Desilets 9 in 120.77 Seven Class (Sponsored by Merritt Livestock Trailers, Denver, Colorado) 1st-Laurie Black-Haughton, John and Cheryl Vernon 9 cows in 147.34 seconds 2nd-Chris Vandenouden, Sherry Sigouin, Cathy Sinclair 9 in 153.59 3rd-Rod Horsley, Cathy Sinclair, Bill Klop 9 in 153.59 Five Class (Sponsored by the Horse Barn, Kamloops, BC) 1st-Camille Carter, Len Gamache, Ron Pilat 6 cows in 143.29 seconds 2nd-Chuck Chestnut, Jon and Jessie Herrick 5 in 159.18 3rd-Norm Reynolds, Katy Kosinski, Marlene Wilson 5 in 161.55 Three Class (Sponsored by Haughton Arena/Southlands Ranch/Heart-Half-Diamond Quarterhorses, Knutsford, BC) 1st-Sarah Frost, Chris Gawthorne, Jordyn Alexis 5 cows in 118.45 seconds 2nd-Sarah Frost, Jim Garraway, Haidee Landry 5 in 129.71 3rd-Jocelyn Hornady, Camille Carter, Jessie Herrick 4 in 127.73 Senior Youth Class (Sponsored by Purity Feeds, Kamloops, BC) 1st-Jessie Herrick, Katie and Emily Bennett 4 cows in 87.03 seconds 2nd-Lorren Marks, Jessie Herrick, Jocelyn Hornady 3 in 133.76 3rd-Katie Bennett, Lorren Marksk Jocelyn Hornady 3 in 135.90 Junior Youth Class (Sponsored by John Deere Ltd, Grimsby, Ontario) 1st- Jakob Alexis, Landon Sigouin, with Deja Iannone 3 cows in 150.07 seconds 2nd-Spencer Gamache, Jakob Alexis, with Denise Alexis 3 in 164.34 3rd-Landon Sigouin, Spencer Gamache, with Pete Molnar 2 in 176.69

September 26, 2009 • Stettler Agriplex

Twin Arrows Ranch Harry & Maureen Neitz Box 1686, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Ph/Fax: 403-742-5594 • twarrows@xplornet.com View online catalogue at www.twinarrowsranch.com Phone bids accepted, catalogues available.

WORKING AND CowHorse Bloodlines Featuring the get of these stallions: Especialysmart Peppy AQHA - black grandson of Smart Little Lena & Peppy San Badger. (leading the world as sires of NCHA money earners). Every one of the mares in Peppy’s pedigree is a NCHA money earner or dam of a money earner. The sires’ performance records speak for themselves.

Highbrow San Peppy AQHA Red Dun son of Highbrow Hickory Dam’s pedigree includes the greats, Doc O’Lena & Mr. San Peppy

Peppys abit swift APHA Tobiano Cow Bred son of Especialysmart Peppy and out of a daughter of Mr. Freckles Olena.

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Winner of the 2009 Deere Country Challenge Hi Point Award (custom-made John Deere embroidered fleece cooler/blanket donated by Canadian Head Office, John Deere Ltd, Grimsby, Ontario) won by Bob Armstrong, of Armstrong, BC Sunday’s Jackpot Sort: 10 Sort: 1st- Justin and Graham Armstrong $230 each 2nd-Pete Molnar and Steve Sigouin $154 each In the Cryin’ Hole-Bob Armstrong and Gerry Desilets 8 Sort: 1st-Debbie Molnar and Ron Flaming $288 each 2nd-Steve Sigouin and Ron Pilat $192 each In the Cryin’ Hole- Norm Reynolds and Gerry Desilets 6 Sort: 1st-Steve Sigouin and Bill Klop $242 each 2nd-Ron Flaming and Ron Pilat $161 each 3rd-Gerry Desilets and Marlene Wilson $101 each In the Cryin’ Hole-Len Gamache and Steve Sigouin 3 Sort: 1st-Chuck Chestnut and Carson Walker $250 each 2nd-Norm Reynolds and Chris Gawthorne $166 each 3rd-Katy Kosinski and Marlene Wilson $104 each In the Cryin’ Hole-Jessie Herrick and Katy Kosinski

Fun was had by all, money and prizes were won by many, and we’re already planning for and looking forward to the 2010

BC Team Cattle Penning, cont’d Deere Country Challenge for next year! Thanks again, sponsors and volunteers! We couldn’t have pulled this event off without your help and support. Also, a giant thank you to all the Horsemen and Horsewomen who participated over the two days…we hope you enjoyed your weekend, and we hope to see you all again at next year’s Challenge!

L-R: Tom Thorlakson, Laurie Black-Haughton & Rod Horsley (missing Bob Armstrong) 1st Place OPEN CLASS

L-R: Laurie Black-Haughton, Camille Carter, Len Gamache (missing Ron Pilat) 1st Place FIVE CLASS L-R: Bruce Murrell, Sherry & Cliff Sigouin 1st Place TEN CLASS

L-R: Laurie Black-Haughton, Graham Armstrong, Dennis Hooge (missing Gerry Desilets) 1st Place LIMITED OPEN CLASS


OAK STAR CLASSIC SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2009 Sale Time: 1 pm At Olds Auction Mart Ltd., Olds, AB Country Oak Star

Featuring • 20 head of yearling prospects

L-R: Laurie Black-Haughton, Cheryl & John Vernon 1st Place SEVEN CLASS

• 15 head of broodmares • 10 head of top geldings • 2 proven stallions • BMD Livestock complete dispersal of broodmares

L-R: Laurie Black-Haughton, Bob Armstrong, & Doug Haughton Hi-Point Award to Bob Armstrong

Again this year we will feature our “Stallion Auction” with all proceeds going to “S.T.A.R.S. AIR AMBULANCE”

L-R: Chris Gawthorne, Jordyn Alexis (missing Sarah Frost) 1st Place THREE CLASS

FOR CATALOGUES AND INFORMATION CONTACT: Olds Auction Mart Ltd. Chuck & Beth Manness 1-877-556-3655 403-335-8819 info@oldsauction.com m_bar@xplornet.com www.saddleup.ca • 43

Tails to be Told …A treasure chest of memories. We want you to look back, reflect, recollect, and share your photos and memories with us. This is not a contest – it is your moment to share with our readers anything from days gone by. The older the story (and photo), the more fascinating. Could be from 20 years ago, 50 years, or a story your grandfather shared with you.

Nancy Roman, 1970

To Nancy Roman (Editor): My name is Susan Bowen and I am Jan White’s niece. I believe my late Aunt Jan was a friend of yours. Thought I’d write to your Tails to be Told and include a generation of horse people in our family. In the mid 1800’s my great grandfather and mother, Victor and Marjorie Willett (Jan Willett’s grandparents) purchased a huge estate on the Isle of Wright. The estate was called Apse Manor and encompassed acres of prime land. They raised top-notch hunting horses, carriage horses, prize Jersey cattle and rare poultry. There were rows upon rows of stables and stallion paddocks all manned by stable lads. The family also owned tide mills and breweries. In the early 1900’s Victor and Marjorie made the move to Canada, ending up in the Okanagan Valley. Apparently taxes became so high the family could no longer keep the manor. Victor homesteaded and became Whiteman’s Creek’s only postman. His passion of horses still abound, as this was the only means of transportation. To make a long story shorter, Jan and my mother Glenna (Willett) were born in B.C. Jan, always into the horse scene, moved back to England where she ran a riding academy in New Forest, South England. When she returned to Canada, Jan ran the equestrian division of Sherwood Park College. She then settled in Vernon, B.C., where she started up the magazine “Hoof Beats.” Jan and I used to ride out occasionally when I was visiting from the Cariboo. We were quite a sight, as she rode an Arab and I rode her Cleveland Bay. Now Jan passed on a few years ago and I, with my husband Ron, have built a new horse boarding facility in 100 Mile House, Foothills Farms. Too bad Aunt Jan isn’t able to see it, as she’d put her ‘seal-of-approval’ on it. I miss her, but the cycle of family horse people continues as our daughter Kate rode her first season in the Interior and BC Cutting Horse Associations last summer. It’s a funny thing how the ‘horse habit’ continues through families, generation after generation. - Susan Bowen, Foothills Farms, 100 Mile House.

Jan White (Willett) jumping in England. 1970’s.

“Bathsheba” (with groom Ralph Davidson) was one of Victor Willett’s favourite Fox Hunt mounts. Before this, the mare used to carry a blind man to town. 1891.

“Reveli” and Susan (7 years old) at their first Costume Class. 1966.

“Willie” the pony used to carry poultry food to the outlying chicken barns. The house behind is Apse Manor. 1885.

STORIES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PHOTO Send Saddle Up one photo and your memoirs (up to 250 words maximum please). Memoirs will be printed as space allows each month. Please include your phone number and location for our files and verification if needed. We would like to print your name (or initials) and location with your submission. You are welcome to send one or more in the months ahead as well. This will be a regular monthly feature… so start looking through those photo albums and share your stories with us. Photos will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope. See page 4 for contact information.

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Cowboy Poetry When the door slammed on his hairy butt, the next opened wide and in came somethin’ pitiful that had once been someone’s pride.

So I sized up all the bidders like they’re gladiator stock and pondered awhile at what they’d fetch upon that auction block.

Her bandy legs curved outward from her hooves up to her hocks and snickers rose up from the crowd as we watched her front knees knock.

THE HORSE AUCTION Mag Mawhinney A gelding braced for action as he stood upon the scale and revealed, with studly attitude, his thoughts about the sale. An endless stream of yellow waste splashed downward from its source and the bidding lost momentum as we gazed upon that horse. He strutted ‘round the auction ring with tail and head held high just like he knew the highest bid was way too low to buy.

Her pigeon chest was narrow and her pleading eyes set wide, but the first and only bidder paid one hundred for her hide. A well-trained palomino drew some heavy bids that night, until his back was saddleless and divulged his sorry plight. The bidding froze there with a groan and quickly ceased its course, but the owner still refused that bid for his priceless, swayback horse. I got to feelin’ sorry for those geldings and that mare and my warped and simple logic told me somethin’ ain’t quite fair.

HOOKED Mike Puhallo Each of us has our weakness, be it liquor, cards or dice, roulette wheels or tobacco, we seem drawn towards some vice. I can leave booze and weed alone, I’ve never gone to Vegas yet. But I can’t pass a chicken bingo cage, without laying down a bet. Now you can’t bribe a chicken, or tell it where to go. At a little fair last weekend, I won three times in a row! (PS. Chicken Bingo is a lot like life, the key to success is guessing where the crap will fall!)

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Equine Canada Update By Julie Cull Canadians Sweep all Divisions at CCI Bromont Three Day Event Canadian riders won all of the international and national divisions at the 23rd annual Bromont CCI Three Day Event, the Todd Sandler Challenge held in Bromont, QC, June 10–14. Hawley Bennett, Langley, BC, won the CCI 3* division with Gin & Juice. The CCI 2* division was won by Karl Slezak of Tottenham, ON, and Charley Farley. Finishing in 17th spot was Canadian Olympian, Sarah Green of Hawley Bennett Photo by Cealy Tetley Calgary, AB, riding Wondaree Penelope. Winning the CCI 1* division was 1996 Olympic Team member Kelli McMullen Temple with Veelion. Young rider, Rebecca Rebus, 18, of Burlington, ON, won the CIC 1* division riding her horse Rubies to Diamonds. Canadian Eventing Committee announces the Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame The Canadian Eventing Committee has provided the establishment of a Canadian Eventing Hall of Fame. The inaugural Gala and Induction ceremony will be held on Nov. 7, 2009, at the Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto, ON. The Hall of Fame will recognize horses, riders, officials, organizers, sponsors and volunteers who have contributed to and made an impact on the sport since its inception in Canada. Nomination guidelines are posted on the Equine Canada website. Submissions must be made before Aug. 31, 2009, and the first inductees will be announced Sept. 15, 2009. Riders Participating in the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4*Event The Canadian Reining Committee and the high-performance subcommittee of Equine Canada have provided the team that will be representing Canada at the 2009 Reining Kentucky Cup CRI 4*, held July 21-23. The Canadian team members are as follows:

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Canadian Reining Team finished in 2nd place. Photo www.equisportphotos.com

Rider / Hometown / Horse / Owner Lisa Coulter, Princeton, BC Hollywood Aces, Robert Thompson Francois Gauthier, Lucana, NC Smartys Lil Image, Jim O’Neil Jason Grimshaw, Elm Grove, LA Chic’s Sonata, Aaron J. Labourdette Dave Young, Vorstenbosch, HOL Angels Mark, Robert Thompson Kentucky Quick Notes: July 21 – Canadian Reining Team finished in 2nd place. July 22 - The Canada East Young Riders Dressage Team finished in fourth place in the Team Competition at 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Riders’ Championships (NAJYRC). Team comprised of Jaimie Holland of Caledon, ON, Amy Jager of Puslinch, ON, Annie-Pier Venne of L’Assomption, QC, and Daisy Kosa of Toronto, ON. July 23 - The Ontario Junior Dressage Team won the Gold medal in the FEI Junior Team Competition at the 2009 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. Team comprised of Zachary Ball of Mountain, ON, Alexandra Dvorak of

Hillsburgh, ON, Megan Lane of Collingwood, ON, and Maura O’Sullivan of Toronto, ON. July 23 - Canadian Reining Team member, Lisa Coulter of Princeton, BC, wins Silver medal; and was the only woman in the competition. July 24 - The Ontario Junior Show Jumping Team won the Bronze medal at the 2009 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. Team comprised of Miranda Travers-Cavill of Claremont, ON, Rachel Schnurr of Waterloo, ON, Bronte GrayRochon of Toronto, ON, and Jessica Whitton of Acton, ON. July 24 - The Alberta Reining Team won the Bronze medal at the 2009 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. Team comprised of Sage Sapergia of Cochrane, AB, Morgan Girletz of Airdrie, AB, Nancy Pratch of St. Paul, AB, and Amada Antifev of Calgary, AB. July 25 - Megan Lane of Collingwood, ON, won the Bronze medal in the FEI Junior Individual test at the 2009 Adequan FEINAJYRC. And on July 26 Megan won the Individual Silver medal in the FEI Junior Freestyle dressage test.

Joelle Froese won the Individual Bronze Medal Photo by stockimageservices.com.

July 26 - Darcy Wilson of Goodwood, ON won the Individual Reining Gold medal at the 2009 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. July 26 - Joelle Froese of Abbotsford, BC, won the Individual Bronze Medal in Show Jumping at the 2009 Adequan FEI NAJYRC. Saddle Up sends Congratulations to our Canadians! Lisa Coulter wins Silver medal Photo www.equisportphotos.com

Thunderbird Show Park

By Pamela Saunders

Photos by Totem Photographics

Buirs wins $20,000 Timberframe Grand Prix

Grand Prix Winner: Samantha Buirs and Total Touch

The West Coast Classic Tournament culminated on June 28, 2009 with the $20,000 Timberframe Grand Prix. In a field of sixteen entries, only four advanced to the jump off, with Langley’s own Samantha Buirs delivering the only double clear on her mount, Total Touch. A regular at Thunderbird Show Park, Buirs took the top spot in last year’s Grand Prix at this same tournament, so she was one to watch in a field that included Richmond’s Gary Brewster, Burnaby’s Gary Lowe and Laura Jane Tidball from Thunderbird Show Stables.

$20,000 Timberframe Grand Prix Top 6 1. Samantha Buirs Total Touch, Langley, BC 2. Laura Jane Tidball Oxford, Langley, BC 3. Katie Waring O’Lilly, North Vancouver, BC 4. Suzanne Brewster Watermark, Richmond, BC 5. Lynn Macyk Captain Forever, Sherwood Park, AB 6. Brian Morton Spitfire, Langley, BC

Sydney Chapman and Cassandra BZ win the $20,000 Langley Chrysler Grand Prix The weeklong Western Family Tournament got underway on Wednesday, July 1st with a few special touches to celebrate Canada Day. Horses in the hunter rings donned tiny Canadian flags in their braids while grand prix riders and their mounts showed off an abundance of white and red apparel. Thursday and Friday showcased continued action in all four rings as several hundred competitors jumped, turned and galloped their way to ribbons. In Saturday’s Grand Prix Winner: Sydney Chapman on Cassandra BZ. $5,000 Western

Logistics Ride & Rally a field of fourteen riders faced off both in the saddle and behind the wheel in a unique combination of events. Each rider was required to complete a grand prix course before riding up the bank at the back of the ring and dismounting from their horse. After handing it off to their groom, riders were to run down the path to a waiting vehicle where they would get in a car and navigate a rally course in the adjoining Thunderbird Jumper Ring. Rails down in the ring or driving errors in the course added time to the overall round. Georgia Hunt and a glittery Ride & Rally Winner: Georgia Kupido K delivered flawless Hunt receiving her ribbon from the CEO of Western Logistics and jumping and driving rounds at in the car. 159.90 and the win. The car used was a 2009 Smart Car adorned with images of Eric Lamaze and Hickstead. The car is being raffled off by Thunderbird Show Park in October to raise money for the CKNW Orphans Fund. Tickets are available at all Park events leading up to the draw date. The Western Family Tournament closed on Sunday with the $20,000 Langley Chrysler Grand Prix. International course designer, Peter Holmes, combined jumps with a range of 2009 Chrysler vehicles to create a colourful and challenging course for the field of nineteen horse-rider combinations. The 16 1.45m jumping efforts included a double and triple combination that eliminated most of the competitors. Richmond’s Gary Brewster, along with Laura Jane TIdball, Brian Morton and Calgary’s Andrew More all had rails down in the combinations. Only Sydney Chapman on Cassandra BZ and Chelsea Cavanaugh on Into the West went clear and into the jump off. $20,000 Langley Chrysler Grand Prix Top 6 1. Sydney Chapman Cassandra BZ, Duncan, BC 2. Chelsea Cavanaugh Into the West, Richmond, BC 3. Samantha Buirs Total Touch, Langley, BC 4. Brian Morton Spitfire, Langley, BC 5. Samantha Buirs Fairbanks, Langley, BC 6. Katie Kraft Maja, Leduc, AB

For more information, please visit our site at www. thunderbirdshowpark.com.

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Canadian Pony Club By Elizabeth Inglis Photos by Edward Godliffe

International Mounted Games Exchange (PPG) Delivers exciting competition to celebrate 75th Anniversary Teams from Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the USA vied for championship honours at the Calgary Polo Grounds, July 6th. It was a hardfought match and most of the races were a photo finish with literally a horse’s whisker being the deciding factor in the placings. Australia fielded a very strong team and won the meet with 70.5 points. Great Britain, often the winner, was not far behind with 63.5 points. Canada, with 47 points and USA with 46, came third and fourth. All of the riders were mounted on borrowed ponies. Pony Club Exchanges always have activities scheduled that give visiting teams a chance to see something of the host country. This exchange began in Edmonton, with visits to Fort Edmonton

and the West Edmonton Mall. Their stay included a scramble competition that gave the riders an opportunity to try out the ponies. The teams then moved on to Calgary where they partook of a Stampede barbeque and the famous Stampede breakfast. They marched in the Stampede Parade carrying their nations’ flags. On July 5th, they attended the Chrysler Classic at Spruce Meadows. Scramble competition. Grooms Race, Pony Club Race, July 6th was competition Canadian Race. Riders play as hard at a “friendly” as in a day, followed by a banquet championship competition. and awards presentation. riders), and are not of any particular The Games are for members aged breed. 15 and under as of January 1st of the Games are a favourite Pony Club current calendar year. They consist of activity just because they are so much a series of relay races involving a wide fun, both to play and to watch. variety of props and requiring high For further information degrees of many different skills. Only contact Elizabeth Inglis, National four riders participate in each game to Communications Chair: e-mail lizinglis@ give the ponies a breather between races. technalysis.on.ca, 416-493-1223 (work) or They work very hard! Ponies are chosen 416-491-4230 (home). for talent and enthusiasm (just like the

Kelowna Gymkhana Club

By Amanda Blamire

The Kelowna Gymkhana Club held its third event of the season on June 28th with a beautiful day and a record amount of 73 entries! Results are as follows: Masters Highpoint- Linda Lamberton on Ali Reserve- Debbie Wright on Lily Senior Highpoint- Amanda Blamire on Lightning Reserve- Amanda Blamire on Leo Youth Highpoint- Jesse Tarr on Chanook Reserve- George Raye on In the Mood Junior Highpoint- Raija McLean on Mikey Reserve- Hannah MacMillan on Shadow Peewee Highpoint- Kordell Bennett on Scotch Reserve- Parker McLean on Chicky Jesse Tarr on Chanook was the winner of the Key Race Jackpot.

Our next results will be from our Tough Enough To Wear Pink event on July 19th where a portion of our proceeds will be donated to the BC Cancer Agency to go to the Southern Interior branch in Kelowna! For more info call Amanda Blamire at 250-764-1397 or check out our website at www.kelownagymkhana.com. 48 • Saddle Up • August 2009

Krista Kay on Cricket

Vicky Jeffrey on Cosmo

BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Summer Show By Ulli Dargel Photo by John Dargel The BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group successfully completed their Third Annual Summer Show June 20-21, 2009 at the Cloverdale Agriplex, in Cloverdale, B.C. New features were the introduction of the BC Heritage Circuit and the PAC (Paint Alternative Competition) Qualifier. We welcomed the Coloured and The Canadian Horse to be part of our overall Hi-Point Performance Division. We would like to thank our Judge Pamela Pentz, from Woodenville, Washington for a job well done. She was impressed with the quality of horses that were presented to her for judging. Last, but not least we would like to thank all our volunteers and sponsors. Our Third BC Sporthorse Fall Classic will be held September 25-27, 2009 at the Agriplex, our judges are Julie Winkel and Judy Hedreen, both ladies come to us from the USA. For further information, please check out our web site: www.bcsporthorses.com. HI-POINT PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONS YOUTH 13 & UNDER: Cariboo Gold Rush (Surgin Gold Rush x Willing to Try x Junior Tomahawk). Rider: Andrea Dobbs – Owner: Carolyn Dobbs YOUTH 14-18 YEARS: Lyrical Lightning (Bien Mallin’s Rory O’Sullivan x Moondance) Rider: Mireya Hooper – Owner: M & M Connemaras AMATEUR RIDER: Forrest (Widukind x G’Day x Gelan). Rider: Brandie Thom – Owner: John Dargel JUNIOR HORSE: Joey (Legetero x Dresden II x Amiro) Rider: Jan Blackhall – Owner: Shannon Carr OPEN HORSE: Blake (Taylor x Tuesday Gold x Fast Gold) Rider/Owner: Rhonda Ennis

Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club Thanks to all those who were at our July 5th Gymkhana and for participating in the Cheque Presentation for the Children’s Wish Foundation (BC/Yukon Chapter). The 2009 Provincial Wish Trail Rides brought in a whopping amount of $120,000 bringing 13 years of money raised to over $760,000 to date. Thank you to all those who donated and continue to help give seriously and terminally ill children a Wish! See the announcement and photo of our group on page 8. July 5th Gymkhana Results: HM = Honorable Mention (people who participated but had a no time in one, or more, of the 3 qualifying events) Juniors 2D: Leadline: High Point: Alissa Hodson High Point: Justin Corson Reserve: Alana Goldney 3rd Overall - Brooklyn Fornier Reserve: Celina Gurney Junior Honorable Mentions: 3rd Overall - Sierra Hall Robyn Formanski Pee Wees: Danielle on Jack High Point: Tricia Hall Ladies 1D: Reserve: Cora Lee Mitchell High Point: Pam White 3rd Overall - Brenna Hillier Reserve: Jeanie VanDenHam 4th Overall - Brooke Hodson Ladies 4D: HM – Lorra-Lee Hall High Point: Norma Mitchell Juniors 1D: Reserve: Krysta Pitman High Point: Kaylynne White 3rd Overall - Victoria Hodson Reserve: Paige Dickens 4th Overall - Kate Corson 3rd Overall - Danielle on Sas Ladies Honorable Mentions: Bev Hall Shari Gurney

Our Hi Point Performance winners were: Brandie Thom, Andrea Dobbs, Rhonda Ennis, Sarah Roadhouse, Mireya Hooper, Jan Blackhall, Jessie Smith, Kelly Allen and our Judge Pamela Pentz.

OPEN PONY: Caleb O’Sullivan (Bien Mallin’s Rory O’Sullivan x Dawn’s Irish Heather x Kerrymor Madison). Rider: Jessie Smith – Owner: Rita Rawstron THOROUGHBRED: Blake (Taylor x Tuesday Gold x Fast Gold) Rider/Owner: Rhonda Ennis THE CANADIAN HORSE: Swallowfield Eno Kelbeck (Rieucafol Baron Eno x Du Coteau Lalou Ellen x La Borgendiere Fox Lalou) Rider: Sarah Roadhouse – Owners: Roxanne Salinas and Sarah Roadhouse COLOURED HORSE: Kaliedoscope (Go Fast Cat Go x Lo Zanda x Murdoch) Rider/Owner: Kelly Allen

By Bev Hall GYMKHANA DATES: Aug 1 (Saturday) Aug 23 (Sunday) Sept 13 (Sunday) Sept 26 (Saturday) Oct 10 (Saturday) Oct 18 (Sunday) Nov 21 (Saturday) - totally dependent on weather Nov 28 – Year End Banquet and Volunteers taking a break: Prize Presentations Edward and Catherine Dickens I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all who help out with the operations of our Gymkhana club. The timer, gate keeper, tractor operator/water truck driver, concession helpers, equipment setter-uppers and taking-downers and everyone else who helps out with the large families, watching for each other’s kids and horses, coming to the aid of horse and/or riders. And to all who give us support. A little smile goes a long way. We could NOT do this without you!

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By Dani Goldenthal

Photos by Susan Case

18TH ANNUAL RIDE-A-THON RAISES NEARLY $9,000 Fift y-one (51) riders turned out for the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association’s 18th annual Ride-A-Thon on June 28th at Coldstream Ranch outside Vernon, BC. Combined with the money brought in from corporate sponsorships and the silent auction, nearly $9,000 was raised. The winner of most pledges was Susan Case of Armstrong who raised $1,410 and Ben Crozier of Armstrong was runner up with $826 raised. The top junior rider was 7-yearold Myah Gallee who brought in $200 and runner-up was Lisa Hettrich who raised $120 (who also had the second best poker hand). Lisette Huisken of Vernon won best poker hand. A huge thank you to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and riders who made this Ride-A-Thon another resounding success!

CONSIDER JOINING THE NOTRA VOLUNTEER TEAM & BECOME A PART OF PUTTING A SMILE ON THE FACE OF A DISABLED RIDER “When we do for others we can’t help but be touched by the love and generosity we thought we were giving away.” It’s that time of year where we look at recruiting more volunteers for our program. Being a NOTRA volunteer is a great way to get some exercise, socialize with a great group of people and give back to the community in an incredibly rewarding way. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a few hours, once per week for 7 weeks. Horse experience is preferred, but not mandatory; the biggest requirements are a reasonable level of fitness and a genuine liking for people with disabilities. Hands-on trainings sessions will be scheduled for early September with our Fall Therapeutic Riding Session starting up on September 14th. Contact our Program

Cooking up a storm for the riders and helpers!

Jim, Ron, and Dani getting the final totals for the Ride-A-Thon.

Coordinator at 250-549-0105 for more information or watch for updates on the NOTRA website at www.notra.info. We will also be at the Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede, so pop by our booth and talk to one of our volunteers and see what we are all about!

Peachland Riding Club Update By Blair Bates Amazing how the weather keeps changing on us this year. Our May Gymkhanas (3rd and 31st) were pretty good, although one day was really hot… but our June 21st event was downright nasty cold, rainy and during our Barrel Racing event a downpour of rain descended upon us, no need to water the grounds now. In spite of the crazy weather we had a great event; we are getting great attendance on both sides of the arena and it was truly a lot of fun. Below are the results for the June gymkhana. Senior Debbie Wright on Lily – 1st Amanda Capuano on Easter – 2nd Sandy Lewis on Buddy – 3rd Junior A Asia Cole on Oakley – 1st Tasha Laraose on Pharoah – 2nd Amanda Dickenson on Skeeter – 3rd Junior B Allie Sorenson on Simmy and Jessie Bates on Bella tied for 1st Kallie Perrion on Sunny – 3rd Junior C Courtney DeMattos on KitKat – 1st Jacey McQueen on Rio and Darby Ensign on Mister tied for 2nd Ryelynn Gardiner on Amethyst and Alysha Pastor on Zippy tied for 3rd

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Ben and Sue Blacklock helping us out at the June 21st Gymkhana

July 1st was another major day for the Peachland Riding Club. We hosted a Barrel Race and Pole Parade shot in downtown Peachland Bending event, had 50 plus riders and horses and it turned out to be a busy day with a lot of excitement. Following the Barrel Race, members raced down to downtown Peachland, quickly decorated a truck and a bunch of horses and joined the Peachland Annual Canada Day Parade. This is a traditional event we have participated in for many years. Thank you to all of our riders for participating at both events for July 1st and to Trecho Demattos for the use of her nice Chevy truck. We will be hosting another Barrel Race on August 22nd but this is part of the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Peachland Riding Club. We will be starting the event around 11 a.m. and following there will be a steak dinner for anyone who would like to stay and join us. We are also extending an invitation to any past members to come join us in our celebration. For more info you can contact Sandy Chevallier at sandylw@shaw.ca. Our Gymkhana will follow next day, Sunday, August 23rd.

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North Vancouver Island Horse Association By Marg Camp Photos by Isobel Springett www.isobelspringett.com On July 19, the NVIHA hosted their Open Western Performance Show at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds on Headquarters Road, in Courtenay, B.C. There were 29 competitors competing for High Points and Reserve prizes under Judge Kirk Walton. The weather cooperated to make this a pleasant show for all. SHOW HIGH POINTS: Green Rider High Point: Jonesy - Candi Lawrence, 34 pts Reserve: Golden Cedar Sunrise - Kim Gourley, 28 pts Walk-Jog High Point: I Can Live With Red - Megan Komori, 28 pts Reserve: J Bugs Classy Lady - Cassidy Graham, 20 pts Peewee High Point: Shades of Sand - Rachel Thomas, 18 pts Youth 13 & Under High Point: Mr Dunn Pine - Tiffany Blattgerste, 14 pts Youth 14-18 High Point: Ima Princess Pearl - Laura Evans, 47 pts Reserve: Great By Inclination - Krista Davis Senior High Point: Gotta Be A Potential - Gordie McEachen Reserve: Mitos Bo San - Nancy Garner

The next show for the NVIHA is the two-day Open Western Performance show to be held on August 8 & 9, 2009. This show features the Summer Side Tack “Versatility Saddle Class” for a Silver Supreme Congress Show Saddle, with this year a second prize of the matching headstall and reins. The show also features the Fearless Contracting $200 Pleasure stake, $100 Trail and $50 Reining and Riding Stakes. It will be the final show of the 2009 NVIHA Season and a last chance for both Day and Year-end High Point awards. Awards Night for the NVIHA will be held Saturday November 14.

Shades of Sand - Rachel Thomas Gotta Be A Potential - Gordie McEachen

Ima Princess Pearl - Laura Evans Mr Dunn Pine - Tiffany Blattgerste

It’s Show Time at Horizon Equine The meaning of fun, friendly competition held its tune at the 6th annual Horizon Spring Show in Cranbrook, BC on June 13-14. 47 horses exhibited by 40 different handlers fi lled the Horizon Equine Facility grounds. Exhibitors traveled in from Fernie, Invermere, Castlegar, Crescent Valley, Bull River, and Cranbrook with smiles on their faces and money in their pockets. Suprisingly, the show saw a 35% increase in entries from last year! The increase in participation certainly made for long days, but we had some great performances, interesting minor mishaps and a whole lot of good social activity. Thank you to our show judge Sally Schiller of Spokane, WA. The show changed up the program a bit this year and ran the Trail Course classes on Saturday evening and followed with a full day of classes on Sunday which included Halter, Showmanship, Reining, Horsemanship and Western Pleasure. The show concluded late Sunday afternoon with the all-time spectator and participant favorite - ‘The Jeopardy Challenge’. The Jeopardy Challenge is an out-of-the-ordinary timed trail course that 52 • Saddle Up • August 2009

By Tanya Ryan

has all sorts of spooky, challenging and difficult obstacles with awarded point values. Every participant competes with a 1½ minute time limit to run the course randomly and chock up as many points as they can

Sharlene Parsons & Kit Kat - Hi Pt Junior Rider

Jerry Fenner & Hobo Jeopardy Challenge Champ

South Okanagan Horse Association Submitted by collaborative efforts of Christine, Barb and Janice

S.O.H.A. director Chris Seibeck riding Tivios Moon Spirit”

The South Okanagan Horse Association (SOHA) has had a very busy spring. We started with our Fuzzy Horse Show in April, followed by our first point show (BC Heritage Qualifier and PAC) on May 2-3. On May 10th Mother’s Day, we held the Spirit of Life Ride at Willowbrook Park in rural Oliver. A small but enthusiastic group enjoyed a trail ride with lunch on the trail, the weather was perfect and the trails were new Fay Lehman riding Shine to some of the on Spirit of Life Ride riders. SOHA has been working hard on improvements to the Summerland Rodeo Grounds over the last few years. The SOHA Board purchased panel fencing and gates for new pens and along with 2 x 10’s have refurbished the old pens and built new wood

pens. We now have 25 open individual pens, plus a safety fence separating the stabling area from the warm-up area and a dedicated lunging ring. A huge thank you to all the volunteers that were involved. Th is project is ongoing and volunteers are always welcome. Our June point show held on June 20-21 with Judge Jackie Smolinski was also a success. Our jumps were decorated by Grasslands Nursery in Summerland. We had a new concession from Okanagan Falls Stock Yards cater the show and by all reports the food was excellent except they forgot to bring their famous pies. The last point show (BC Heritage Qualifier and PAC) will be September 26-27 with Judge Lisa Reynolds. High point winners were: Senior English Ch Western Intermediate English Western Junior English Western Green Walk-Trot Walk-Jog

Sharron Piazza Jo Wyers Gabriella Martine Judy Wyers Hannah Freathy Cassandra Hiltz Pam Malekow Pam Malekow Sasha Hopp Elsen den Boer


On a different note, our President Alex MacRae has resigned for personal time commitments and we will fi nish out the year with one of the Board chairing our meetings. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at the White Spot Restaurant starting at 7:15 pm. New members and new ideas are most welcome.

Wendy Price Teresa Tremeer Morgan Rowley Taelor Marchant Natasha Cawston Mac Tebbutt Gabriella Martine Terry Tompkins Jana Hill Jo Wyers

Mac Tebbutt riding Marty

It’s Show Time, cont’d in their allotted time. The enthusiastic crowd makes their voices heard with a whole lot of cheering and hollering to encourage the participants around the course. The winner of the course took home a beautiful Montana Silver Smith Buckle

sponsored by Fox’s Transport of Cranbrook, BC. The Horizon Spring Show was once again able to award Montana Silver Smith Buckles to Highpoint winners thanks to many terrific sponsors.

The 2009 Buckle winners! Junior Rider: Sharlene Parsons (Kit Kat). Sponsored by KWR Equine Services. Novice Youth: Reili Savage (Miss Dee Dee Sailor). Sponsored by Cranbrook Pest Control. Intermediate: Marlo Salanski (Roulette’s Tuxedo). Sponsored by McGibbon’s Auto. Senior: Bobbie Fenner (Freckles). Sponsored by KWR Equine Services. Green Horse: Joan MacKinnon (Kits Frosty Charge). Sponsored by R&L Trucking. In-Hand: Carol Webster (Shon). Sponsored by Horizon Equine Facility. Jeopardy Challenge: Jerry Fenner (Hobo). Sponsored by Fox’s Transport. Youth-All Around: Marlo Salanski (Roulette’s Tuxedo). Sponsored by Rocky Mountain Diesel.

We greatly appreciate the support of all of our sponsors, and the dedicated and wonderful volunteers. See more show pictures and highlights at www.horizonequine.com. Marlo Salanski & Roulettes Tuxedo - Hi Pt Intermediate & Youth-All Around

Carol Webster & Shon - Hi Pt In-Hand

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Okanagan Miniature Horse Club By Michela & Melanie Russo Photo credits: Jo-Ann Johnston & Fran McDonald Every year our club puts on two sanctioned shows at the Armstrong Fairgrounds, the last weekend of June. One show is recognized by the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) and the other by the American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR). These are big shows and require a whole heap of volunteer hours to make them happen. In this issue, we would like to recognize the show committee members and thank them for the countless hours they have contributed for the club. Namely: Joe & Barb Aschenmeier, Bruce & Joan Cunningham, Joy Viel, Scott & Louellen Rempel, and Joan McNaughton. In Barb’s words; “Without volunteers the shows simply cannot happen. So to all of you… Judy & Cameron Aschenmeier, Kat & Chris Farrants, Kevin Aschenmeier,

“Vista Valleys Rhythm N Blues” and Joan Cunningham of Vista Valley Acres winning AMHR Champion of Champion under all 3 judges.

Anna DeWolff, Gabriele, Melanie, Michela & Raphaela Russo, Elizabeth Albrecht, Lee Iceton, Kyle, Reese, Grace, Fran MacDonald, Jo-Ann Johnston, and Lawrence Humphreys, a HUGE heartfelt thank you. To a special family that goes beyond the call of duty, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the Rempels. Sergeant Scott Rempel, among other things, donned his red serge, braved the heat and drove Shadow Lane Prime Target in the opening ceremonies. Scott and Louellen donated the flags for this special occasion and Henry Rempel built the flag standards.” “From outside our club, we were privileged to have had the amazing announcer Louise Burton, the well-appointed whipperins, Karel Nordstrom and Fay Christie, and the reliable ring steward, Susan Miller. Each one of these people goes that extra mile! A very special thank-you to our show secretary, Joan McNaughton and our Show Manager, Patricia Young-Reiter.” A BIG THANK YOU goes to all of the individuals and companies for sponsoring the Supreme & Champion of Champions at our show. 2009 OMHC Mini-Related Dates: August 15 - OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC Sept 2-6 - Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong, BC Sept 11-13 - Salmon Arm Fair, Salmon Arm, BC Oct 17 - OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong, BC

Fran McDonald & Kirsten Kernatchen and their AMHR Champion of Champion Driving Horses.

Sergeant Scott Rempel and Shadow Lane Prime Target perform the opening ceremony at the Okanagan Summer Classic.

Stallion “BHF Dynamic Prizm” owned by Lawrence & Jo-Ann Humphreys & Vista Valley Acres also shown by Tiffany Porter goes on to win an AMHA Supreme Halter Horse.

Interior Miniature Horse Club Update By Joan McNaughton The Interior Miniature Horse Club held their annual spring AMHR and AMHA sanctioned shows in Prince George at the Agriplex. The AMHR show was held on May 29th and the AMHA show was held over the following two days. The facility was again in top shape and the exhibitors from out of town were very happy with the stabling and arena footing. The club would like to thank their major sponsors: Esther’s Inn, Integris Credit Union, Scotia Bank, West Forty Miniatures, Sign Boom.com, Murdock Veterinary Clinic and 54 • Saddle Up • August 2009

Vista Valley Acres. Numerous people from all parts of BC and Alberta sponsored individual classes which we appreciate very much, as well as the great donations to our silent auction. Entries were pretty much the same as last year and we welcomed exhibitors from the lower mainland this year. We hope they had a good time and will return next year. Driving classes were again popular both with competitors and spectators. The judges commented on how well the show was run and what a great group of volunteers and competitors we had. I know the show manager

and secretary couldn’t agree more. We’re looking forward to next year… miniature horse enthusiasts need to pencil in the last weekend in May 2010!! Next on the agenda for the club is a Driving Fun Day with various events to be held in September. Any miniature horse (or donkey) is welcome. Contact Joan at: minitack@shaw.ca for further information. For complete results from the shows please see the B.C. Miniature Horse Club webpage.

Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News By Marlene Quiring Last year we missed the report on Tees Longears Days so I’m going to give you a little re-cap of the event through the eyes of Donna Quick who wrote this last year. We’re happy to report that there were more entries for the Tees 2008 show than 2007, and there were a few new classes that proved popular with both spectators and participants. The handler and equine look-alike class produced some really imaginative ensembles. Spider and Ken Quick were the winners, with matching outfits of jeans, shirts, hats, and work gloves, complete with a pair of stuffed arms for Spider to complete that almosthuman look. We were happy to welcome back to the show the Dennis DeBruyne family with four of their spectacular Appaloosa mules. Caitlyn and her long-time partner Binga pushed the Riding to Music class to new heights with a routine that included vaulting on and off Binga from behind. In the always-competitive Simon Says class, Keith Kendrew and his new mammoth donkey Skeeter defeated a large class of mules to prove that sometimes a donkey can do it better. Donna Mendelsohn, who competed in driving classes with her team of huge Belgian mules, won the first-ever photo contest with her picture of one mule and one of her steers hitched together. Awards were handed out to the mule, donkey, and miniature donkey that best exemplified the spirit of Longears Days through participation, performance, and personality. The top mule was shown by Bob Leggette; the top donkey was Spider, shown by Ken and Donna Quick; and the top miniature donkey was shown by Don and Anne Fossum. Our fun auction, ably handled as usual by our show announcer, Russ Finlay, brought in over $1,000 for the club. Many thanks to all for their hard work, as well as all the show committee and volunteers. This month Tees Longears Days will be celebrating its 20th anniversary and everyone is invited to join us for this milestone on August 15-16 at the Tees Rodeo Grounds, east of Lacombe, AB. Admission, parking and overnight camping are all FREE. This weekend has always been a family orientated, fun event for all ages.

Anyone that would like to ride in the Longears Drill Team must be at the grounds Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. for a practice. Otherwise, everything gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday morning August 15. We’ll have vendors on site, a food concession and an information booth. Saturday evening we host a catered supper, which requires tickets ordered in advance. Please call Ethel 403-7833083 before August 8th. Donations to the Fun Auction are always appreciated and plan to stay after supper for this event and see if there isn’t some treasure you need to take home with you. After that, enjoy the campfire, sing a long and great music and poetry. Sunday morning kicks off with a Cowboy Church Service led by Gospel 792 at 9 a.m. followed by the show start at 10. Both days, at approximately 1:00 p.m. there will be a Grand Entry that you don’t want to miss. Remember that a Donkey and Mule show is not a horse show! Take the drive out to Tees, August 15 and 16 and see what we are all about. If you have any questions please call our show chair, Colleen at 780-672-6105. For a complete Program List and Entry Form please visit our site www.albertadonkeyandmule. com and click Tees Longears Days. Don’t forget that Team Mule will be back at Spruce Meadows September 9-13, to defend their 2008 Telus Battle of the Breeds Championship Title! Deloit Wolfe, Mogens Nielson, Katherine Cook and Jessica Bishop will all be back and I believe Katherine will be riding a new mule, so we wish them well in their endeavors. We will need volunteers for the booth at Equi Fair, so if you can help or have an animal that would be good in the display booth, please call Paul or Vicki Barrow at 780-987-3746.

Donna Quick on her donkey SPIDER, Tees 2008 top donkey

Ken Quick and Spider the Donkey in costume at Tees 2008

Coon jumping at Tees. The animals are required to jump from a standstill.

Bob Leggette with the top mule at Tees 2008.

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BC Cutting Horse Association Photos by R. Magrath Cutting Images 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 Maturity Classic Challenge 2009 CCHA Days

Stefan Fuchs earning the top spot, $2,356 and a silver buckle. Whirl N Play from Black Diamond, AB, ridden by Cody Smith and owned by Art Schooley was reserve winning $1,910. Third went to CD Peptofi lly owned/ ridden by David Anderson, fourth was Reyligious owned by Ron Bailey and ridden by Dr. Denton Moffat, fi ft h was Duallys Cat ridden by Dave Batty and owned by Brian Postill and sixth was HA Chics Guitar owned by Andrea Delwo and ridden by Les Timmons. The Non-Pro Classic finals also had six horses with CD Peptofi lly and David Anderson winning the buckle and $2,759. Reserve went to Trava Bob with Doug Wiens aboard to collect $2,237. Third was Duallys Cat with Brian Postill, fourth DFL San Gold Holly with Bob Zirnhelt, fi ft h was Sarah Dually with Brenda Batty and sixth was Andrea Delwo and HA Chics Guitar. The $50,000 Amateur Derby Finals was won by Connie Down-Cicoria on Highway Dually winning $1,096. The $50,000 Amateur Classic Finals was won by Andrea Delwo and HA Chics Guitar, second was Trava Bob with Doug Wiens, third was Quick N Stylish with Connie Down-Cicoria and fourth was Smart Little Adan with Rob Teit. The banquet and auction on Saturday evening was well organized with great food and cold drinks. Thanks to Val Martin for organizing it and to Wayne Martin and Jeff Delwo for roasting the pigs; they were awesome. Thanks to everyone who donated auction items and to Deb Teit and Betty Manuel for looking after it. The Calcutta was very entertaining and very competitive finishing off the evening with heated bidding.

2009 proved to be another good year for the maturity show with 53 entries in the six classes. The show had two go-rounds and a final for four of the classes and two go-rounds for the other two classes. $32,000 added money was split between the goes and the finals. Dell Bell of Arizona and Kevin Tienkamp of Armstrong did a good job placing these tough competitors. There were nine entries in the Open Derby with five making the finals; Les Timmons riding Bo Dual owned by Dennis Nolin came out on top with a score of 146 taking home $2,113 and a handcrafted Richard Tenisch champion silver buckle. Close behind was owner/rider Jason Hanson of Redwater, AB, on Acres of Boonlight with a 144 and earning $1,713. Third was San Tule Boonshine owned by Wayne and Evelyn Sagmoen and ridden by Dr. Denton Moffat, fourth was Handling Kitty owned by Sarah Sherman and ridden by Cayley Willson and fi ft h was Dreamy Playcat owned by Janie Bass and ridden by Dr. Denton Moffat. The Non-Pro Derby finals had three rider/owners with Connie Down-Cicoria on Highway Dually coming out on top with a score of 137 and earnings of $2,026 and a champion silver buckle. Reserve went to Quixote Lights with Brian Postill aboard winning $1,585 and third went to DFL Mablena with Bob Zirnhelt aboard. The Open Classic finals had six horses Open Classic, with Kit and Kaboonsmal Denton Moffat on ridden by Dr. Denton Kit Kaboonsmal Moffat and owned by 56 â&#x20AC;˘ Saddle Up â&#x20AC;˘ August 2009

Open Derby, Les Timmons on Bo Dual

Valerie Detwiller, Buckle Winner

Buckle Class

Non-Pro Classic, Dave Anderson on CD Pepto filly. Non-Pro Derby, Connie Down-Cicoria on Highway Dually

BC Cutting Horse, cont’d Our CCHA Days weekend shows had 230 cuts over three days with $4,000 in added money. Congratulations to all and thanks to all the competitors from BC, Alberta and Washington for supporting the show and hope to see you all next year. A very big thank you to all the volunteers who made the show possible.

Calgary Stampede Smart Frele Cat owned by Rod Macdonald of Stump Lake, BC, won the Open and Non-Pro classes. The first time since cutting was introduced to the Stampede in 1973 that both classes were won by the same horse. First up was Les Timmons of Kamloops, BC, in the Open scoring a 217 to win over $6,900 with reserve going to Dr. Denton Moffat of Armstrong, BC, on Kit and Kaboonsmal with a 215. Later that evening “Frele” and Rod laid down a 220-point ride to beat the other 11 contestants in the finals. Rod went home with over $5,900 for winning the Non-Pro class. Smart Frele Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by High Brow Cat that now has career earnings of more than $140,000. Congratulations to Rod and Marilyn Macdonald, Les Timmons and Smart Frele Cat! The Stampede Cutting is the second stop of the 6666 Ranch World Series of Cutting. These shows have $25,000 added money in both the Open and Non-Pro divisions at each of its four tour events. The first was at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with the third stop at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Ohio, and the fourth stop at the American Royal at Kansas City, MI, in November.

Non-Pro Classic

BCCHA Maturity, Classic/Challenge & CCHA Days Weekend Cutting wishes to express our appreciation to the sponsors of this event. Kamloops and area businesses have been overwhelmingly supportive of our sport of cutting. Brandt Tractor; The Horse Barn; Stump Lake Ranch; Argo Road Maintenance; KY Ranch; BC Livestock Producers Co-op Association; Daley & Company LLP; Barrie Cline – Remax; Diamond Tail Ranch; Douglas Lake Equipment; Greenway Equipment; Doug Haughton; Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic; Lazy FD Ranches & Hay Sales; Mair Jensen Blair LLP – Lawyers; Merial; Pekisko Ranch Ltd.; Ranchland Transport Ltd.; RBC Dominion Securities; Robo Transport BC Ltd.; R. Magrath Cutting Images; Simmons, Black & Emslund Insurance Services; Valley Auction; KD Ranch; Gardner Cattle Company; Roger Smeeton; Dr. Denton Moffat; Nassat Holdings; Red Allison; Ken Allison; ROJ Truck & Trailer Repair; S & E Bucking Bulls; A & J Stock Cartage Ltd.; Bill Zirnhelt.

On to Greener Pastures… SARA 1991-2009 IN HORSE HEAVEN. May 23, 2009 is a day I will never forget. My mare Sara and I went on the Kelowna Children’s Wish Trail Ride. Little did I know that day it would be the last big ride I ever went on with her. I bought Sara 3 1/2 years ago as a 15-year-old knowing that she had foundered a few times but never having any idea what insulin resistance was and what trials the years ahead would hold. She had a wonderful spunky spirit and loved to trail ride and chase cows. As a team we covered many miles of trails in the East Kootenays and went on three cattle drives for the J2 Ranch. In 2008 after many recurrent laminitis episodes for no apparent reason, I called the vet and he diagnosed her with insulin resistance. She had all the symptoms, a cresty neck, laminitis, excessive thirst, skin lesions, fat pads above the eyes and the tail head. The biggest issue was that she could have absolutely no sugar including grass. Fortunately I had awesome caretakers for her and they made sure she was always looked after, so thank you Gordon and Rita Wall of Kelowna. She was generally good spirited even though she was in pain a lot of the time. I tried everything from herbal remedies to insulin. The last bout with laminitis forced me to make a decision. I put Sara to rest on Sunday, July 12th, 2009 with the help of very good friends and a lot of tears. It was the hardest decision I have ever made but I felt it was better than keeping her locked up every day and watching her go downhill as the disease progresses. Insulin resistance is very similar to Type 2 diabetes in humans and there is no cure. I have so many memories of our times together that I will cherish forever. Thank you to everyone who took part in sharing Sara’s life with me, especially my dear friend Elke Lutz. - Kathy Scott, Kelowna, BC www.saddleup.ca • 57

BC Paint Horse Club

- Colour Your World - Own A Paint

Calli has just returned home from Texas where she Pres Position Vacant competed in the APHA World VP Colleen Schellenberg 604 534-8287 colleen_doug@shaw.ca Sec Mary Ratz 604-639-0212 ratzmary@hotmail.com Show along with competitors Treas Dianne Rouse 604 530-3366 lazy3@telus.net from all over the world to win Past Pres. Louise Bruce 604-530-8310 ljbruce@telus.net a Reserve World Champion in APHA Director (BC & Alaska) Western Riding in the Novice Laura Bouchard 250 374-8864 lpacres@telus.net Alt Andrea Aitken 250 498-2240 raitken@persona.ca Youth Division on her horse APHA www.apha.com 817 834-2742 Ima Special Delivery (Isaac) who was owned by Kim Stock Mark Your Calendars Now To Attend the and started by Sally Saur BCPHC/SCQHA COMBINED SHOW! in his younger days. There were 62 horses Where? Armstrong, B.C. competing in the 14-18 Division and Calli’s When? September 17-20, 2009 Overall standings in her events (10th in Hunt What? 2 - Two Day Shows, 4 Judges (Apha, Aqha), Fun! Seat Equitation, 6th in Trail, 11th in Western Watch for more information coming soon to: Riding) proved that she was a very tough www.bcphc.com contender indeed at her first World Show competition. In the Trail Preliminaries Calli finished 1st under 4 judges and 2nd under 1 judge. There were 57 horses competing. Wow! When asked what her favourite memory was of the show Calli said the highlight of course was winning the coveted belt buckle for achieving the Reserve World status. She loved the show and this was her first year to attend. She intends to carry on with her program and ride again in Texas next year. The BC Paint Horse Club would like to extend very well-deserved Calli Rouse Competes at World Show CONGRATULATIONS to Calli and wish Every now and again talent, hard work her all the best on her continued journey to and dedication come together to produce a another Winner’s Circle!! winning combination. And that is exactly the mix along with huge support from Mom BCPHC Colour Your World Open and Dad (Dianne and Bob Rouse of Langley), Schooling Show Series trainer Kip Larson of Larson Performance The last show of the series was held at Horses in Arlington, Washington, along with Shirrocco Farms on July 5 under glorious Sally and Roger Saur, Kim Stock, family and sunny skies and under the guidance of Judge friends of Calli Rouse who have followed her Marianne Warland. We had 27 horses and progress to see her achieve the highest level of exhibitors of all age groups vying for final competition in the Paint Horse world. placement in their highpoint divisions. A very big thank you to Dianne Rouse and Louise Bruce who shared the job of show secretary and finalized the highpoint calculation, combining the results from all three shows. We invited the exhibitors to join us for a glass of wine/beer (thank you Fort Wine Co.) or ice cream for the kids while we presented the awards. Congratulations to the following highpoint award winners (sponsored in part by Full Line Specialties Inc., Greenhawk, Equi Shirt, and Country Feeds): www.bcphc.com

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Highpoint Reserve Walk Trot 11 & Under: Caitlin McCarthy (Amaretto Waltz) Chrissie Penaloza (Kenos Tailor Made) Walk Trot 12 & Over: Ingrid Libera (Shiny & Zipped) Sally Saur (The Pool Boy) Youth 13 & Under: Emma Schellenberg (All Reddy Smoke N) Giorgina Libera (Maximum Intensity) Youth 14 to 18: Jackie Thomas (Jamaica Me Tuff) Courtney Pearson (WCR Smuttys Two Dial) Amateur 19 to 44: Jessica Skillen (BC Solid Conclusion) Jennifer King (Ready to Dream) Amateur 45 & Over: Kerry Sawyer (Justa EZ Rider) Alison Willoughby (Red Hot Zippo) Junior Horse: Banana Shake (Heidi Hogan Shiny & Zipped (Calli Rouse & Ingrid Libera) Senior Horse: Justa EZ Rider (Kerry Sawyer) Red Hot Zippo (Alison Willoughby) Champion Halter: Banana Shake (Heidi Hogan) Coos Im Sweet (Marilyn Griffin) Yearling: Sweet Country Coos (Jodie Moore) Tobiano Colour: Sweet Country Coos (Jodie Moore) Overo Colour: Justa EZ Rider (Kerry Sawyer) Over Fences: Bar J Zandas Beauty (Kelly Allen) Games: WCR Smuttys Two Dial (Courtney Pearson) We also presented three special awards: Most Improved to Heidi Hogan; Best Youth Sportsmanship to Georgina Libera; and Had Most Fun to Kelly Allen!

The participants at the show were provided with a BBQ lunch – with chef Bruce Maitland manning the grill. As show coordinator I would like to extend my appreciation and thanks once again to all the people who helped out during the three shows – Rick Nissen, Bruce Maitland, Dan Chamberland, Matthew Moore, Colleen and Doug Schellenberg, Wayne Chappell, Louise and Graeme Bruce, Diane and Calli Rouse, Blodwyn Bristow, Andy Hellqvist, Barb Low, Mary Dwyer, Jill Longstaff, Graham Tobias, Nicole Braddick, Georgina Sonmor, our Judges Meagen McKinnon, Marianne Warland, Donna Hawkins, Patty Shorrock, and last but certainly not least Tammy and Bob from Shirrocco Farms and Janice Burns and Karin Ahlgren of Pair-A-Dice Acres for allowing us all to invade their facilities. Bar BW Paint Horses was pleased to sponsor a portion of the concession. The BCPHC enjoyed providing this informal and fun show opportunity, in conjunction with all our sponsors, and will look forward to considering something similar in 2010. The shows were successful, in large part due to the support of Moore Performance Horses and all the other exhibitors who joined us. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your summer!

British Columbia Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 www.bcqha.com * bcqha@hotmail.com President: Darhl Paley, 250-546-6083, dapaley@telus.net Vice President: Gordie McEachen, 250-337-5958 Gordon.McEachen@dfompo.gc.ca 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 Aug 9 – SCQHA General Meeting – Kamloops, BC Aug 22 – LMQHA All Breed Trophy Show Langley Riders Arena – Langley, BC Adrianna highsierra@hotmail.com Aug 28-31 – NBCQHA Super Circuit Prince George Agriplex – Prince George, BC Carlina 250-567 4807 saschumann@uniserve.com September 3-6 - LMQHA Evergreen Circuit Thunderbird Show Park - Langley, BC Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 knightwoman@ telus.net September 17-20 – SCQHA Fall Circuit Combined Show w/BCPHC Armstrong Agriplex – Armstrong, BC Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 knightwoman@ telus.net Sept 26 – AQHA Ride – Barriere, BC Cherie Jardine 250-672-9341 cherie11@telus.net

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE BCQHA approved shows are up and running now, and points are starting to build towards BC Hi-points. We still have quite a few circuits left before the end of the season, so still a lot of chances to display your Quarter Horses that you raise and train. I attended the Dawson Creek Circuit and it was well attended. Beautiful facilities, and great hosts, made for a very enjoyable show. The classes though not large, AQHA points were earned by quite a few people on their steeds. It was good to see first time show’ers attend and earning their first AQHA points with their horses. Good stuff. The 2010 Stallion Service Lottery has been ignited again, so look for those tickets to be on sale early this fall. Please let me know if you are willing to let your stallion be included in our draw.

LMQHA Wow, where has the time gone. The summer of 2009 has been a very eventful one for all of those involved in club. Our West Coast Summer Circuit was a huge success thanks to all of the volunteers, sponsors and of course our Show & Awards Committee for making things come together. Don’t forget to check out September’s issue of Saddle-up for the complete details & pictures of all of our winners. Our summer continues on with a new addition to the LM Show Schedule by adding in our new “Trophy Show” which will be an Open-All-Breed Show that will be held at the Langley Riders Grounds at 4303-208th Street Langley, BC on Saturday August, 22nd 2009. Class fees: $7 per class for first 5 classes... $5 per class for additional classes. There will be Trophies and Prizes for 1st in all classes, as well as six divisions with High Points. For more information please contact Adrianna highsierra@hotmail.com. We hope to see you there! In addition to the Trophy Show, our Evergreen Show Circuit is fast approaching in September. Th is year’s show will feature a Halter Extravaganza as well as our usually well-attended futurities. For more information please go to http://www.bcqha.com/lmqha/. VIQHA We were very proud to have the Totem Circuit back on track this year after missing a 2008 Circuit. Held the first weekend of May, in Nanaimo, it was well attended by old and new faces alike. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of Ann Marie Wass, from the Paint World, who was instrumental in getting awards for top finishing Paint horses. The Totem Circuit, which was a two-day single judged show, offered a full spectrum of AQHA classes, plus open classes in all halter and performance classes. A new concession from Kim Ho was a big hit with the participants, as was the Chinese smorgasbord dinner on Saturday night VIQHA would like to thank all the volunteers who helped make this circuit a truly warm and friendly event, pointing out a special thank you to new volunteers, Andy Friis (whipper in) and Cindy Reynolds (ring steward).

We look forward to a report on the Mt Arrowsmith Circuit that was held June 27th & 28th in Port Alberni next month. SCQHA Update!! SCQHA Fall Circuit is a GO! Please watch the South Central Quarter Horse link on www.bcqha.com for updates around the Class List! If you are unable to view, please contact either Cherie Jardine at Cherie11@ telus.net 250-672-9341 or Cheri Smeeton at csmeeton@shaw.ca 250-573-2541 for more information. SCQHA General Members Meeting: Date: Sunday August 9th, 2009 Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Place: TCC - Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Road, Kamloops, B.C. Meeting Room “D” AQHA Trail Ride: September 26th, 2009 held in Barriere, B.C. Please contact Cherie Jardine 250-6729341 cherie11@telus.net for more info. Buckles and Prizes – see you there! Please keep checking our website for more information on the AQHA Trail Ride as we progress. NBCQHA Well, our first show in the North is already done and by the time you read this, our second show will be as well. Here are the results for the Dawson Creek show: Hi-Pt Youth 13 & Under - Kelsey Videgain Hi-Pt Youth 14-18 - Sara Horrocks Reserve - Jenica Pavlis Hi-Pt Amateur Select - Garth Koll Reserve - Sandy Kritzinger Hi-Pt Amateur - Tara Alde Reserve - Tami Hutton Hi-Pt Novice Youth - Brittany Mikolayczyk Reserve - Anna Bergeron Hi-Pt Novice Amateur - Cheryl Huyld Reserve - Elaine Cawthorne

Congratulations to all the winners. Look for our Smithers results in the next issue and don’t forget about our Super Circuit Show held in Prince George this year on August 28-31. Check out the BCQHA website for entry forms.

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Pine Tree Riding Club

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

AAHH! Summertime. This has to be the best time of year, the sunshine, blue skies, and some of the best weather anywhere! I think we’re pretty lucky to have such an amazing place to live. The only thing about this time is that I really don’t have too much to tell you. I know a number of our members participated in 4H Stock Show this past month. If any of you have some fun pictures or achieved any awards, let me know, I will put it in the next newsletter. Our rescheduled Playday took place on June 28, once again an amazing turnout of participants arrived to enjoy a day of smiles and fun. Erin Johnston kept the classes flowing for the English and Western events and Trish Flint was there to encourage all the Trail participants.

I know that our Playdays could not take place without our great participants but even more important than they… are the volunteers. There are many jobs that need to be done throughout the day. So to all the moms and dads who are at the Playdays, how about lending a hand? You don’t have to volunteer all day but an hour or two would be a great help. It could be handing out ribbons at the out gate or helping Deb out in the booth (it’s not that scary hearing your voice over the microphone!). I know there are plenty of able hands standing around idle at each and every Playday. Everyone must remember that our club is run solely on volunteers and if those volunteers decide that they can’t do it anymore there easily could be no more Playdays to participate in.

Joanne Wyers & Cool Dancing Katie

With that said, a monstrous thank you goes out to Joanne Wyers and Chris Reed who stepped up and did a wonderful job helping out at the last Playday. Congratulation goes out to Jenn North on her new Quarter Horse gelding, Jet. When are we going to see you two at a Playday?

AERC Welcomes New Members By Tammy Thielman Many new members are joining the Armstrong Enderby Riding Club! The club has only two of its famous Fun Day Schooling Shows left: Aug. 16, and Sept. 27. The shows are open to members and nonmembers but members pay only $10 for the whole day of showing, now with new Open classes. SUMMER RIDING NIGHTS: wow, we’ve had so much interest in these! Here are the last two dates: Aug. 4 and Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $5 per member drop in fee. At the IPE grounds outdoor ring. Come down and enjoy visiting and riding in the cooler evening temperatures! Corrie Gerlib of Grindrod in We also may do some MINI-CLINICS to go along with them for anyone who is Trail. interested in taking part. If anyone has topic suggestions for clinics, please let me or Pam Lemaire know. This is a great chance to work in a larger arena for those of us who may not have a ring at home, or only a small riding ring. The AERC welcomes riders to enjoy the fun and ‘no-pressure’ environment. So, if you’re a rider just getting back into showing, or if you’re a busy parent who hasn’t been riding all that much lately, feel welcome to come to the Fun Days. At the July Fun Day, many riders took part in Halter, English, Western, Trail and Games. Though the day was a sunny sizzler, all had fun, and enjoyed lunch at the on-site concession. Thank you to judge Stephanie Forster who had helpful comments and a great smile, and of course, all the volunteers… you’re the BEST!! New member Angela See you at our next Fun Day on Aug. 16… or earlier at our Summer Evening and her lovely Rides! grey Fjord gelding Wolf Beyer jogs his mare For membership or further info visit www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org. or negotiate the cones in over the ground poles in Trail. contact Tammy 250-832-3409 skishack@jetstream.net the Trail Class. 60 • Saddle Up • August 2009

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 fonzie@mail.ocis.net brenna.mayer@yahoo.com e_bessuille@telus.net tobytrot@telus.net Karenellis3@shaw.ca jjmrider@hughes.net wallden6484@shaw.ca

www.ERABC.com On July 4th, the day dawned clear, and promised to be hot – stinkin’ hot – and what could be more in keeping with the tradition of endurance riding at Coutlee Plateau in Merritt, celebrating its 20th anniversary year. The Ride Over the Rainbow is known to be tough trail – significant elevation change, plenty of rock and gravel trail, and dry, dry country – endurance really is the name of the game here. It’s also been the site of often the only 100-mile course in BC, the prettiest camp around, and miles and miles of beautiful wilderness. Twelve hardy souls – which must be a record – hit the trails at 5:30 a.m., beginning their one hundred mile journey – the first attempt at this distance for some. The day was indeed long and hot, with water a precious commodity. Careful management, and lots of support from crew, ad hoc crew, ride management and the vets brought six of the starters to a successful fi nish – but six were marked by the fates to withdraw at various stages. All the riders are to be commended for the care they took of their good horses. Elroy Karius and Doc came across the finish line first in 13 hours 49 minutes, with the next five arriving in the dark between 17 hours 10 minutes and 17 hours and 35 minutes. The remaining hours of that night were spent resting, feeding and walking these incredible horses, monitoring their recovery from the day, and keeping them loose and limber for presentation to the vets at 9 a.m. the next morning. Each was examined, trotted out and circled in turn, and fi nally evaluated. Elroy and Doc (Jolly Holliday) added Best Conditioned to their first place result; first-

timer Lori Bewza and Black Majik won High Vet score (which does not factor in rider weight and race time.) Congratulations to them both and to all who took on this tough challenge. But that’s not to detract from the accomplishments of horse and riders taking on shorter distances. The 21 50-milers started their first loop at 6:30 a.m.; first across the line in five hours 14 minutes was Don Boscher and MS Harrison Bey, with Bianca McKenzie and Cupidio a second behind – Bianca was awarded both Best Conditioned and High Vet Score – a clean sweep! Don’s horse also looked great, but the same couldn’t be said for Don – riding alongside barb wire fence, his horse’s tail became entangled, his horse raised strenuous objections, and Don ended up in the wire in a big way. How (and why!) he managed to carry on certainly demonstrates the focus of endurance riders … first aiders at camp helped with the worst of his lacerations, with official stitching and bandaging waiting until the trip home. Sixteen of the 21 finished the race, with the last riders coming in in 10:10. When the 43 30-milers began their course at 7:30 the sun was up, and starting to bring on the heat. Fred Dzida and Cisco, comparative newcomers to the club, sailed in at 3:47, looking strong. Top ten riders were hot on his heels, all coming in within 4-½ hours, and heading for the shade. High Vet Score was awarded to Denise Pascucci and Aur Lani, who arrived in 6:06 and 31st place, reminding us that there are lots of ways to “win.” Riding to beat the trail, the sun, the rain, the last injury, your last time… or your best buddy make endurance a personal test for each and every horse and rider each and every time. 35 of the 53 riders finished the course. Full results are available at our web site erabc.com. Our next ride isn’t until September 12 at Westbank Rocker – time to get out there and ride – and give it a try! This ride also offers a 12 mile “fun” ride to get you started... but I warn you – it’s addicting! A huge thanks to all our great ride vets – Jim Bryant, Jennifer, Mike Peterson and all the volunteers who worked to set up the site and all its trails, and got us through the

Jolly Holliday (Doc) at BC presentation - First Place and Best Conditioned 100 Miles - the handler is a special buddy of his (sorry, don’t know the name)

Black Majik at Best condition/100 Miles presentation - won High Vet Score

day. And thanks to ride photographer, Brock Kryton, for really stunning photos of us all! Oh – one more thing – Friday afternoon saw the inaugural Ride & Tie event at a BC ride – one horse/two humans. This is how it works – all three head for the first checkpoint; of course the horse and rider arrive first! The horse is tethered, or in this inaugural event, held by human three, and the rider now takes off on his own boots, leaving the horse for his team member who has been running to get to the checkpoint. This time there was only one checkpoint, and then back to camp. First team to cross the finish line wins? Sound crazy? It looked like lots of fun... but be careful – it might be addicting too!

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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

Wow, August already and oh boy, has it ever been hot this summer! I have been riding bareback lately because it’s just too hot for the saddle. Guess I need to get up earlier to take advantage of the cool mornings.

A big warm welcome to our newest member Olivia Corinne Wilson! Born to Cori and Steve Wilson of Kelowna on June 20 at 4:02 p.m., 7 lb. 9 ounces. Congratulations! Dawn from Damarhe Training went to the Breeders in AB and had this to say. “We presented BG Khaliff aka Romeo a Piaff son – he won his futurity and also some great prizes. This colt is quite spectacular and if you are interested in seeing him he is at the training barn in Kelowna, BC.” Contact Dawn 250-808-0738. Cathy Southwell and her horse Neon travelled to the island for the VIAHA show. All their hard work is paying off as they won High Point Amateur Senior Exhibitor, High Point Off Island Horse and Best Turn Out For The Show. Good job! They had lots of fun and won some great prizes. Sounds like Faye is having a good time with her horses this summer! She had this to share… Minx Faye and Minx and I showed at her first horse show at the Sunshine Bay Riding Club show in Proctor. What an amazing day. The weather was beautiful, the people were very friendly, and the concession was amazing! I was very proud of Minx (Sundown Flamenco), as she has spent most of her life being a mommy. (And she makes beautiful, sane babies!) I think she might prefer being a broodmare as it is a lot less work and she can eat all the time.) She was very well-behaved (like she always 62 • Saddle Up • August 2009

is!) at the show and people were amazed that an Arabian could be so quiet. Lol! She did halter, pleasure, patterns and even trail. It was a fun day and I would gladly do that again! Now we are looking forward to the West Kootenay All Breed Arabian Community Show being held in Nelson on July 25 and 26! Minx and I have been working hard with her Musical Freestyle. Hope to see you there! - Faye Elroy Karius and Gail Jewell sent in a great web link to their ride at Alouette River in Maple Ridge. Pictured here are Gail and KD Colonel and Elroy and Apache. The Endurance Trust Fund Launch and events and activity from start-up to July 10, 2009, has been a resounding success. Thanks to the efforts of the ERABC organizing committee, club support and the amazing contributions of very generous contributors and very enthusiastic volunteers and public response to the event, we are pleased to announce a net contribution to the Equine Endurance Trust Fund of $8,636. Elroy and Apache Thank you to all who shared the vision and helped to make this a reality. Well done, a great start. Welome to the world! On June 23 Cori Wilson’s Saddlebred mare Margarita Monday had a lovely 1/2 Arabian Chestnut colt sired by Shy Gayfeen++++//.

Gail Jewell and KD Colonel

Cori Wilson’s new 1/2 Arabian colt

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

Working Ranch - Guest Ranch - Country - Back Country



THE ALBERTA DONKEY AND MULE CLUB www.albertadonkeyandmule.com Clinics, Shows, Trail Rides/Drives and lots of Fun. 780-696-3892 7/10 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.

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 CANADIAN HORSE HERITAGE & PRESERVATION SOCIETY Preserving for our children the horse of our forefathers. 604-530-5772 www.chhaps.org 2/10


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 5/10

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 4/10 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 HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY. Working with the SPCA to help horses in need; foster, adopt, memberships. 250-503-8859 7/10 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 8/10 BC RANCH CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. (Fraser Valley) Pres. David Parker 604-462-0304, dabepa@yahoo.com, www.bcrcha.com 2/10

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

The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) certifies riding coaches and trail guides, accredits equestrian facilities, publishes educational manuals and hosts regional and international conferences. Visit www.CHA-ahse.org or call 1-800-399-0138 To find a certified riding coach or accredited equine facility near you, 5/10 visit www.CHAinstructors.com

ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC www.ERABC.com Secretary: Pat Carnegie, pcarnegie@care2.com 250-462-0006 10/09 GIT ‘ER DONE! GYMKHANA CLUB, Family oriented fun. 250-577-3154 hankrocks@telus.net www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub 6/10 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 5/10 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 5/10 SOUTH OKANAGAN HORSE ASSOC. Janice Goodman (Secretary) 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

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

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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


Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada

Photo by Janzen Morgan Farm

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

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2009 EVENTS?? LET US KNOW – THIS IS A FREE SERVICE. 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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REININ IN THE SUN, NRHA, AQHA, APHA, Armstrong, anna@showgirlproductions.ca, www.reinininthesun.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Kamloops, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Quesnel, www.dougmills.com LIBERATED HORSEMANSHIP Natural Hoof Care Clinic, Vernon, 250-545-6948, www.LiberatedHorsemanship.com

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COMBINED TEST (Dressage and Show Jumping), Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub ICELANDIC HORSE COMPETITION with Grand Opening of 250m Oval Track, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, info@toltaway.com or 250-838-0234 DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com COWBOY FESTIVAL & RANCH RODEO, O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, 250-542-7868 or www.okeeferanch.ca EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Edmonton, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca BC HERITAGE CIRCUIT SHOW, Furleez Farm, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785, arthur1_dj@telus.net LANGLEY RIDERS Jumper Day, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com SUMMER HORSE TRIALS EVENT, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 BULLS N’ BARRELS, Barrel Racing, $500 added, 100 Mile House, Len 250-397-2065 or Art 250-395-1235 NH W/LARRY STEWART, Building Advanced Harmony Level 2, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, info@paradisehillsranch.com EVENING RIDING, 6:30-8 p.m, Armstrong Enderby Riding Club, Armstrong Fairgrounds (outdoors, Ring 2), Info Tammy 250-832-3409 CANADIAN PONY CLUB NAT’L TETRATHLON, ride phase at MREC, Maple Ridge, Heather 604-462-9005, hbeckett@shaw.ca SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, tsword@telus.net PARELLI LEVEL 1/2, 2/3 WORKSHOPS PART 2 w/Fawn Anderson, Nelson & District Riding Club Grounds, Heather 250-505-5270, www.fawnanderson.com PGRHA Fall Slide, Prince George, www.pgrha.com SUMMER SIZZLER 2009, 4-H Horse Instruction and Show Day, Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, Salmon Arm, Rhonda 250-675-5155 DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, 100 Mile House, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Langley, www.dougmills.com SUMMER SHOW: HUNTER/JUMPER, BC Heritage Qualifier, Delta Riding Club, Cathy 604-328-3814 www.deltaridingclub.com VDRC ANNUAL GENERAL PERFORMANCE SHOW, Vernon, June Lalonde 250-545-0803 DARYL GIBB ADVENTURE BASED HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, 250-497-6858 CHILCOTIN CAMPING TRIP, Marion Weisskopff or Rose Schroeder 604-854-1245, E-mail: milkmaid@shaw.ca SUMMER SHOW: ENGLISH/WESTERN, BC Heritage Qualifier, Delta Riding Club, Cathy 604-328-3814 www.deltaridingclub.com LANGLEY RIDERS Games Day, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com KIDS HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com HORSEMANSHIP CAMP, DOUG MILLS, Kamloops, www.dougmills.com NH W/LARRY STEWART, Developing Finesse Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, info@paradisehillsranch.com

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DARYL GIBB ADVENTURE BASED HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, 250-497-6858 TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or www.ttouch.ca EVENING RIDING, 6:30-8 p.m, Armstrong Enderby Riding Club, Armstrong Fairgrounds (outdoors, Ring 2), Info Tammy 250-832-3409 EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Strathmore, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca BCTCPA, Prince George Challenge, team cattle penning, Prince George BC, Theresa 604-462-8891 DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Sorrento, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Courtenay, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Victoria, www.dougmills.com BCCTRA Caribou Plateau, www.bcctra.ca TROPHY SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Ronalee 604-217-1376, www.missionhorseclub.com TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Nanoose Bay, Nanaimo, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com CHILCOTIN CAMPING TRIP, Marion Weisskopff or Rose Schroeder 604-854-1245, E-mail: milkmaid@shaw.ca PLAYDAY, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com OPEN FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, 9 a.m., Ursula 250-546-0171 or Tammy 250-832-3409, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org FUNDAY (10am-4pm), Quarterspot Ranch, 137 Horner Road, Lumby, BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 OPEN BREED SCHOOLING SHOW (APHA Appr.), Rainbow Horse Club, Coombs Fairgrounds, www.rainbowhorseclub.com KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB, Kelowna, Amanda 250-764-1397, www.kelownagymkhana.com FAMILY HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com NH W/LARRY STEWART, Refining Finesse Advanced Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, info@paradisehillsranch.com SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, tsword@telus.net HOT AUGUST HOOVES TROPHY SHOW, Dressage, Jumping, Eng/West, Trail Horsemans Arena, Trail BC, Pam 250 359-7097, mpmalekow@shaw.ca TRAINING FOR COURAGE EXHIBITIONS w/Paul Dufresne, Nanaimo, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Courtenay, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Victoria, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Princeton, www.dougmills.com ERABC Skimikin Lake, Tappen, www.ERABC.com BHA GYMKHANA, Grand Forks, Toni 250-442-5244, bhanews@hotmail.com, www.boundaryhorse.ca BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN Poker Ride/Potluck Dinner, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Bev 604-487-9947 CHILDREN’S WISH “ALBERTA” RIDE (1st annual), Kananaskis Country, AB, Irene White 403-366-8199, www.albertawishride.ca PONY EXPRESS CHALLENGE, Barriere, www.greymareproductions.com POKER RIDE, Powell River, BCHBC, registration 9am on 21st. Free camping. Lynn 604-487-1337 lynn.w@shaw.ca EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Williams Lake, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca POKER RIDE, Barriere, www.greymareproductions.com GYMKHANA, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 LANGLEY RIDERS Jumper Day, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub MILE ‘O’ RIDING CLUB Gymkhana, Lillooet, BC, Jackie Johnston 250-256-4549 or tpflann@telus.net NH W/LARRY STEWART, Beyond Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, info@paradisehillsranch.com BCCTRA Pleasure Ride (Cariboo) Workshops & Overnighter, www.bcctra.ca BC MINIATURE HORSE SHOW at PNE Agridome, Vancouver, Judge: Barb McDonald. Cherie 604-856-9080, myminis@shaw.ca PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Pacific Spirit Horse Show, Vancouver, 604-252-3581, www.pne.ca BCCTRA Intro to CTR & Weekend Pleasure Ride, Larch Hills, Salmon Arm, Corrie Stalker 250-835-0100

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LADIES HORSEMANSHIP EXPERIENCE, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com BULKLEY VALLEY FAIR, Smithers, Cindy 250-846-9024, www.bvfair.ca DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Fort St. John, www.dougmills.com ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP/REINING W/JACK BRAINARD, Cardinal Ranch, BC, www.cardinalranch.com or 1-866-By-Horse NBCQHA Super Circuit, Prince George Exhibition Grounds, Prince George, BC Carlina 250-567-4807, saschumann@uniserve.com LANGLEY RIDERS Eng/West Show, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or www.ttouch.ca SHADOWDANCERS’ HORSEPATTER APPROACH CLINIC, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Whitehorse, YT, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Kamloops, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca VIMY WESTERN RIDING CLUB OPEN SHOW, Duncan, Kathy 250-748-0172, www.freewebs.com/vimywesternridingclub/ KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB, Kelowna, Amanda 250-764-1397, www.kelownagymkhana.com BARREL RACING CAMP, DOUG MILLS, Kamloops, www.dougmills.com

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SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, tsword@telus.net MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Port McNeill, BC, Liz Gachter 250-956-8223, E-mail: gachters2@cablerocket.com LMQHA Evergreen Circuit, Thunderbird Show Park - Langley, BC, Margaret 604-856-1419, knightwoman@telus.net MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Port Alberni, BC, Doris Pitman 250-724-4645, E-mail: rdpitman@shaw.ca BCTCPA, 8 Mile Ranch, team cattle penning, Merritt BC, Gerry 250-378-6119 DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Kamloops, www.dougmills.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Quesnel, www.dougmills.com GLENN STEWART HORSEMANSHIP CLINICS, Stage 1+2, Smithers Area, BC, Anika 250 846 5494 or gattiker@telus.net, www.thehorseranch.com DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, TFC Centre, Kelowna, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com HORSEBACK ARCHERY, Kassai World Cup & NAHA Challenge, Demos & Clinics, Mt. Currie, BC, Robert 604-935-8675, www.horsebackarchery.ca NORTH THOMPSON Fall Fair & Rodeo, Light Horse Show, Barriere, BC, Maureen 250-672-0332, wildridgeranch@mercuryspeed.com FUNDAMENTALS OF REINING W/CRAIG JOHNSON, Cardinal Ranch, BC, www.cardinalranch.com or 1-866-By-Horse GAMES, Mission Horse Club, Helen 604-820-1819, www.missionhorseclub.com PROGRESSIVE RIDE, 11am, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Bev Light 604-487-9947 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Cobble Hill, BC, Nancy or John Lane 250-743-1268, E-mail: nancylane@shaw.ca MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Victoria, BC, Kristina Millar 250-478-2051, E-mail: kristinamillar@hotmail.com LEVEL 2 PNH WITH DON HALLADAY, www.cardinalranch.com, 1-866-By-Horse SALMON ARM FALL FAIR 4H HORSE SHOW, Salmon Arm, www.salmonarmfair.org, Trina Forslund 250-803-0593 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Kelowna, BC, Anne Smythe 250-860 2785, arthur1_dj@telus.net DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Sorrento, www.dougmills.com ERABC Westbank Rocker, Westbank, www.ERABC.com TRAIL HORSE CHALLENGE SERIES 3 (Finals) Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 PONY EXPRESS CHALLENGE, Clearwater, Judy Lestander 250-674-2604 www.greymareproductions.com LANGLEY RIDERS Games Day, Langley, tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com OLDS AUCTION MART Horse Sale, M Bar Quarter Horses ‘Oak Star Classic’, Olds, AB, Catalogues/Info m_bar@xplornet.com or info@oldsauction.com

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FALL FAIR HORSE SHOW BCHQ, 100 Mile House, BC contact Carolyn Dobbs 250-397-2281 or Tammy Schuurmans 250-706-4849 SHADOWDANCERS’ EPONA APPROACH WORKSHOP, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 BCRCHA, Location: Randy Brandt’s, Sue Majeau.604-865-7013, smajeau@handrcollision.com BC HERITAGE CIRCUIT OPEN HORSE SHOW, Salmon Arm, www.salmonarmfair.org, Trina Forslund 250-803-0593 ENGLISH/WESTERN PERFORMANCE SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Shawna 604-820-8317, www.missionhorseclub.com PLAYDAY, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com DRESSAGE SHOW, Delta Riding Club, Sheila 604-940-9698, www.deltaridingclub.com GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Rocky Mtn House, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca CHA STANDARD CERTIFICATION CLINIC w/Marion Weisskopff, Telkwa, BC, Cindy Jeffery, E-mail: cjeffery747@gmail.com LEVEL 3 PNH WITH DON HALLADAY, Cardinal Ranch, BC, www.cardinalranch.com 1-866-By-Horse SCQHA/BCPHC Combined Show, (two 2-day shows, 4 judges) Armstrong Fairgrounds, Armstrong, BC, www.bcqha.com or www.bcphc.com CLASSICAL RIDING CLINIC w/Craig Stevens, Aldergrove, BC 604-504-5909, aateam@witsendfarms.com PASS CREEK FALL FAIR & HORSE SHOW, Castlegar, contact Donna Smith 250-365-7273 BCTCPA Finals, Coyote Canyon Ranch, team cattle penning, Lavington BC, Denise 250-542-0662 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Erickson, Manitoba, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Langley, www.dougmills.com WILL CLINGING CLINIC, Wallbrook Farm, Kelowna, BC, Carol 250-860-5432, hiltonc@telus.net TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or www.ttouch.ca LAODAS-WAY College of Equine Kinetics (10 months), Alder Flats, AB, 780-621-0765, www.laodas-way.net COMMUNITY DAY, Mission Horse Club, Shawna 604-820-8317, www.missionhorseclub.com LANGLEY RIDERS Eng/West Show, Langley, more info at tamedtheleviathan@hotmail.com FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Brenda 250-546-2557 or Tammy 250-832-3409, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org FUNDAY (10am-4pm), Quarterspot Ranch, 137 Horner Road, Lumby, BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Saskatoon, SK, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or www.equinerehab.ca LEVEL 3 PNH WITH DON HALLADAY, Cardinal Ranch, BC, www.cardinalranch.com 1-866-By-Horse ANNA TWINNEY NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Timbutku Ranch, Gray Creek, BC, www.tb2.ca BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP, Cloverdale Agriplex, www.bcsporthorses.com DOUG MILLS TRAINING THRU TRUST, Princeton, www.dougmills.com BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS RETREAT with horses, Langley, Linda-Ann Bowling 604-889-4452 www.unbridlinghumanpotential.com JONATHAN FIELD COURSE 1 CLINIC, Arbutus Meadows, Nanoose Bay, www.jonathanfield.net or Roma 1-877-573-4018, roma@jonathanfield.net SHADOWDANCERS’ HORSEPATTER APPROACH CLINIC, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 MILE ‘O’ RIDING CLUB HORSE & SCHOOLING SHOW, Lillooet, BC, Patti Flann 250-256-7639 or mandirexpeakranch@hotmail.com GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub BARREL RACE & TEAM ROPING, O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, Skye Hamming 250 545-3323 TWIN ARROWS RANCH HORSE SALE, Stettler, AB, 403-742-5594, Catalogue at www.twinarrowsranch.com

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Stallions and Breeders YELLOW MOUNT RANCH

Salty Ole Jack

is proud to present our Stallion Roster for 2009

1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut

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 2/10

Dorla Malo Turin, AB 403-738-4966 bigcheeks@yellowmountranch.com

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


Green Gablespresents Morgan Farm 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

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

Debora Morgan Neufeld

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

Glen Black Box 136, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0

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



4684 Back Enderby Rd., Armstrong, BC 250-546-8058 greengablesmorgans@hotmail.com



Little Peppe Leo

Year Round Advertising PAYS!

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.

Irish Creek Ranch, Vernon, BC 250-542-7228 Visit us at


We give you a FREE LISTING under Stallions and Breeders Ads start as low as $49. p/month

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Stallions and Breeders DALEDODDQUARTERHORSES.COM (Olds, AB) 403-556-2807 Best Bred and Broke Cutting Horses in Canada.

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


DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 www.canadianhorse.info 5/10

SALMON VALLEY RANCH (Salmon Arm) 250-833-4217 8/10 SS: SVR Royal Checkmate, AQHA Perlino; Okies Last Chance, APHA Black Tobiano

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

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


GREEN GABLES MORGAN FARM (Armstrong) 250-546-8058 6/10 SS: WF Royal Mist’s Kurik, Black/Brown, 15.1HH, www.greengablesmorganfarm.com Horses for Sale • Stud Service • Riding Lessons • Clinics • Training • Events • Tack Store E-mail: info@toltaway.com or call Erhard (evenings) 250-838-0234 3/10 www.toltaway.com • More Gaits - More Fun, just Tolt Away

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

WHITEVALE BACKHOE (Lumby) 250-547-9729 8/10 SS: Zeniths Lucky Logan, ‘91 AQHA Black, 15.2HH, whitevale@shaw.ca

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

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

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

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

L&L QUARTER HORSES (Vernon, BC) 250-545-9014 8/10 SS: Dunit N Red, 2006 AQHA Red Roan, llnicholls@shaw.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


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 • 67

Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS


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 3/10

EVA’S BAREFOOT HOOF CARE, 250-644-1320, barefoottrimmer@live.ca


Experienced, patient, willing to travel. Lower Mainland, Cariboo and Beyond... HEALTHY HOOVES, Rae Allan 250-547-2034 6/10 Barefoot Trimming Service. Serving Okanagan and surrounding areas.

Ask for Chilliwack Heritage Park rate LSPECI East of Heritage Park at mall & restaurants

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150 www.choicehotels.ca/cn235 • Chilliwack, BC

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

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


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

Nice Rooms. Great People. 1-800-566-2511 604-792-4240



VALLEY FARRIER & EQUINE SERVICES (North Ok) 250-546-8254 5/10 Bob Johnston & Jim Ferguson; Certified Farrier Service FEED DEALERS


PRONTO ESSO 546-3772


NATURE’S TRIM, Shawn Galloway (Armstrong) 250-308-6293 Barefoot practitioner, Renegade Boot Representative. 3/10

Minutes to Chilliwack’s Heritage Park

Chilliwack, BC




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


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.

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) 250-372-2928 Great Trails, Boarding, Rehab, Horses For Sale. www.dreamscaperanch.com 5/10

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 7/10 1771 10th Ave. SW/832-8424

FENCING BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 5/10 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


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



BAR NUNN CAPPUCCINO & GRILL/CATERING, (Okanagan) 250-308-4871 Quality, healthy food created fresh at your event. nunncara@gmail.com 6/10 GUEST RANCHES

EQUINE THERAPY & REHAB FACILITY 250-546-3527 4328 Lansdowne Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B3 Fax: 250-546-3528 • Email: laureenguenther@telus.net

EQUINE SERVICES J. R. KELLY (Calgary, AB) 403-993-0269, www.jeffreyrkelly.com Horse tooth & mouth care, sheath cleaning, etc. 8/10

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BLACKWATER SPRUCE RANCH 250-991-2408 www.blackwater-spruce.ca Horseback Holidays on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage trail. 5/10 4/10


Business Services HAY SALES


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


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

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

R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 7/10 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 INSURANCE


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 6/10 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



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

Town & Country

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



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

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

SADDLEMAKERS & REPAIRS CARIBOO SADDLERY, (Williams Lake) 250-392-3735 Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs 11/09 CK CLASSIC LEATHERWORK (BC) 250-573-4355 English Saddle Fitting & Repairs, ckkuehni@yahoo.ca 6/10

TNT TRUCK & TRAILER, (Vernon) 250-542-5373, tnt125@shaw.ca 7/10 RV’s to Horse Trailers, Parts, Trailer Brake Specialist TRAILER SALES

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

al@cossentinesaddlery.com • www.cossentinesaddlery.com



We take trades – Call Us, You’ll be glad you did! 3/10

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

Quality Horse Transport


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


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

HOOF & WOOF FARM (Prince George) 1-866-967-4192 9/09 Local/Long Distance & U.S., Licensed/Insured & Quality Service HOOVES ‘N’ HOUNDS TRANSPORT 1-888-436-0662. Serving most Canadian provinces, Fully licensed/Insured. www.hoovesnhounds.com 5/10 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

Horse on Course 250-379-6847 (North Okanagan)



DVD Instructional Videos - Performance Horses for Sale

danahokana@aol.com • 951.302-9463 • www.hokana.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 6/10 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

LEE PONCELET PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Vernon) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training of all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 8/10 SAWCHUK PERFORMANCE HORSES (Langley) 604-514-3991 Pleasure to Performance. We do it ALL! www.sphranch.ca. 2/10

Welcomes All Reining & Western Pleasure Enthusiasts • Training & Lessons • Indoor/Outdoor Arenas • Year Round Boarding Options Resident Trainer • Performance Horses For Sale Carmen Teixeira • Located in Salmon Arm, BC 3/10

TOLT AWAY FARM (Enderby) 250-838-0234 www.toltaway.com Riding Lessons, Clinics, Horses and Tack for Sale 6/10 TRANQUILLE FARMS (Salmon Arm) Lorraine Pilon. EC Cert. Western Coach, Monty Roberts Cert. Holder. www.tranquillefarms.com 250-832-0918 or 250-804-8072 8/10 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 5/10 CARL WOODS PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Peachland) 250-808-1486 Pleasure, Reining, Roping & cowhorse ~ Colts Started ~ Farrier Service 3/10

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Serving Western Canada Over 30 Years’ Experience

Commercially Licensed and Insured. Serving all of B.C. Local & Long Distance.

Specializing in Western Pleasure Training - Lessons - Clinics

www.texstables.com • 250-832-7339



Dana Hokana Quarter Horses



Kevan Garecki “It’s All About The Horse”

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 5/10 Drs. Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Rob Mulligan, Sonja Falkenberg 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 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 8/10 VERNON VETERINARY CLINIC, (Vernon) 250-542-9707 3/10 D. Lemiski, H. Mehl, M. Latwat, L. Miller

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On The Market

AN INVESTED STAR Flashy 2008 AQHA Gelding. AQHA Champion/World Champion bloodlines, bred to do it all; Show, Trail, work Cows, English/ Western. Great conformation, exceptional mover, will be a fun horse to own. Hauls, baths, clips, UTD. Delivery available. Open to offers, possibly trades. 250-954-7537 (Errington) philanddal@bcsupernet.com



2008 AQHA Incentive Fund Gelding, N/N. Champion bloodlines. The nicest yearling I have ever been around. Would make a great Youth/Amateur horse. Huge hip, baby doll head, great conformation. Hauls, baths, clips, UTD. Delivery available. Open to offers, possibly trades. 250-954-7537 (Errington) philanddal@bcsupernet.com

2008 AQHA Incentive Fund Filly, N/N. This is a very pretty filly; she has great presence and eye appeal, easy to work with. Hauls, baths, clips, UTD. Champion bloodlines, English/ Western. Should mature 16HH. Delivery available. Open to offers, possibly trades. 250-954-7537 (Errington) philanddal@bcsupernet.com

COLOUR Photo Ads Only $60. + GST 9-YEAR-OLD REG’D QH GELDING Easy keeper, shoes, trailers, anyone can ride. Can go any direction. Very athletic. $4,500 obo. 250-295-6456 (Princeton) hayes06@xplornet.com

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250-296-0186 (150 Mile House) www.colourvranch.com

CHECHETAS PLAYGIRL 1997 Chestnut AQHA Broodmare. Freckles bloodlines are packed full of Champions in Cutting, Reining, Racing and Performance. Own daughter of Haidas Freckles, grand-daughter of Freckles Playboy, Docs Haida & Docs High Noon. Freckles is big, stout and raises big, stout babies. Thick chest, hip and big strong bones with a pretty head. A real sweetheart, easygoing mare; raises beautiful babies that are quick to sell. Unfortunately she is open this year, and we cannot afford to feed the open mares this year; so sadly she must go at a lower than market value. Vet ultra-sounded and verified healthy and in sound breeding condition, just didn’t catch with us this year. $1,000 + GST

250-296-0186 (150 Mile House) www.colourvranch.com

SKIPS TOP FLAME 1998 Chestnut AQHA Mare (in foal to Palomino AQHA stallion Nifty TC, LFG). Broke to ride, (but 2 yrs since ridden) used as a broodmare. Was ridden Western and previously on a dude ranch string. Great mom, easy foaler; wonderful broodmare, or turn her back into a riding horse; has speed and quick moves! Bred Skipper W on the top side and the bottom back to Top Deck, Bugs Alive in 75, Easy Jet, Moon Deck, Jet Deck, Rebel Cause, Top Moon, Three Bars, FL Lady Bug and Leo San. This mare is bred for barrels with some added halter bloodlines, or take her roping. Her babies sell easy. Don’t miss out on this 2-in-1 package, the foal should be a palomino. $2,000 + GST

STUNNING SILVER 2001 GRULLA MARE CV PEPPY KING LENA 2009 Black AQHA Colt. EXCELLENT REINING, CUTTING, WORKING COW HORSE, STALLION PROSPECT!!! Dam is a proven producer of Reining Champions. Pepper is a grandson of Cue Bar Peppy, also with Peppy San, Smart Little Lena, and Doc Tom Tucker ON his papers. He is going to be a big boy; built solid and correct and can already spin, stop and move so easily; he will not disappoint you. This boy is bred to the top and has a nice added bonus of being black. $2,200 + GST

250-296-0186 (150 Mile House) www.colourvranch.com

AQHA/BHA/NFQHA/FQHA. Trained NH, goes English, started over poles, ridden Western. Future 4H or Pony Club. $4,500 obo to forever home!

ALSO: 2008 AQHA SILVER GRULLA STUD COLT. $2,500 obo. 250-306-0986 (Vernon) mgrullagirl@hotmail.com

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“RUGER” - 5 YR OLD 15.3HH TB GELDING ANDY KNIGHT CUTTING SADDLE Top quality craftsmanship that will withstand the test of time and continue to look gorgeous. Inlaid 16” rough-out seat with corner basket stamping. In beautiful shape. $2,500 obo. E-mail: ks_cowgirl@hotmail.com for info or more photos. 250-315-3593 (Douglas Lake)

VERY QUIET. Green, 3 months training last spring. Trained Western, easily go English. Lots of potential. Great personality, good to work with. Would make excellent Pony Club prospect. Just needs more time and training. Owner going to school. $4,500. 250-344-6439 (Golden)



14 properties ranging from 20 to 160 acres. 15 minutes south of Kamloops, BC. Ranging in price from $225,000 to $664,000. Contact Joe at 250-374-4200 or visit www.bcranchlandforsale.com

Foundation APHA breeding, including AQHA greats such as Rebel Cause, Three Bars, Jet Deck, Joe Reed and Leo. Her Dam, Blackmail Babe, is a solid built foundation bred mare going back to Three Bars. $2,000. 250-379-2622 (Falkland)

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REG’D BLACK TOBIANO MARE, 15 YRS OLD Solid build, Foundation bred, going back to Three Bars. $2,000. 250-379-2622 (Falkland)


BAY THOROUGHBRED MARE, 13 YRS OLD By Colonel Stevens out of Queen of Thornhill by Travelling Victor. DNA typed with AQHA. $1,000. 250-379-2622 (Falkland)

REG’D ARABIAN GREY MARE Beautiful and 19 years young, 14.1HH. Wonderful temperament, honest, great kid’s horse. To approved home only. $1,800 obo. 250-348-6809 (Golden)

BEAUTIFUL REG’D SORREL OVERO BROODMARE, 12 YRS OLD Grand-daughter of Scribbles on top and Cutters Sage Hen on the dam’s side. $2,000. 250-379-2622 (Falkland)

Beautiful condition. $4,000 obo. 250-379-2622 (Falkland)

On The Market

COOS ITS TONKA TIME 3-year-old Bay Tovero Gelding by PAINTED COOS; out of a PtHA point earning mare LIVIN ON TULSA TIME. Tonka has been quietly hand raised and is a sweet willing partner. Blankets, clips, ties, has been saddled and is UTD on deworming. We are changing our program so we are proud to offer Tonka for your next equine family member. $2,500. 250-379-2969 (Falkland) E-mail halfmoonacres@hotmail.com

GREY QH GELDING, 11 YRS, 15.2 HH Good on trails, in groups or alone and in parades. Competed in Gymkhanas, Cattle sorting, Western Pleasure and Halter. Great personality, loves people, trailers well. Priced at $3,000 obo. 250-398-8166 (Williams Lake)

“GINGER” 7-year-old Paint Mare, 14.2HH. She was used as a trail horse. Very friendly and great with kids. Easy to catch and loads well. Asking $1,350. 250-412 2700 (Hudson’s Hope)


“APACHE” Beautiful Black Mare. She is 7 years old and 14.2HH. She was used as a trail horse. Loads well and easy to catch. Asking $1,350. 250-412 2700 (Hudson’s Hope)

2001 SOONER 3-HORSE TRAILER Weekend package. Always kept in shop. Awning yearly serviced. Shower, toilette, fridge, sound system, microwave, sink, air conditioner and heater. Walk-through door to horses. Stainless nose, no rivets, rear tack. Asking $23,000. 250-546-0146 (Armstrong)

Proven APHA sire; AQHA grandsire Freeway Foxy (by Sir Quincy Dan) was World Champion, Leading Sires List, 3 years IQHBA Sire of Year. Used mostly on trails, but has agility and athleticism for Cutting/Reining/Ranch work. Honest mare, no problems, UTD shots/worming. $2,500. 250-447-9193 (Grand Forks area) marynbabe@hotmail.com

2003 APHA MARE, BLACK OVERO, 14.2HH Professionally started, ridden on trails. Good with farrier, trailers, baths, UTD on shots/worming/farrier. $2,500. 604-539-5262 (Langley) duckndogs@telus.net



2004 AQHA Bay Mare, 15HH. Jessies Snappy Doc x Kings Tivio Missy. This pretty mare has several months training. She has a good stop and turn-around and is being headed on and used for ranch work. $6,500. ALSO: Several young horses from started to finished for sale. 250-546-9766 (Armstrong)

2005 AQHA Sorrel Gelding, 15.2HH. Jessies Snappy Doc x Docs Tivio Missy. Big handsome cow horse bred gelding. Started and coming along well. $4,500. ALSO: Several young horses from started to finished for sale. 250-546-9766 (Armstrong)

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SONITAS MR SENBAR 2002 AQHA Sorrel Gelding, 15 HH. By an own son of Sonita’s Last out of a daughter of Mr Senbar NCHA money earner/ROM Mare. This horse was camped on last summer, used extensively on the range. Checked pens and pulled fats in the feedlot last winter and currently being heeled on. He has a big stop and is very cowy. $6,500. ALSO: Several young horses from started to finished for sale. 250-546-9766 (Armstrong)

1995 AQHA SORREL GELDING Dark Grey Mane/Tail, 14.3HH. Excellent conformation, flashy and very athletic. Three Bars breeding. Western; would excel as a Barrel racer or Games horse. UTD on everything. Suits experienced youth or adult. Excellent on trails. $3,500. 250-573-2680 (Kamloops) vmartin8@telus.net

RED DUN FILLY (photo at 1 month) For sale at weaning time (October). Asking $1750. This girl is friendly and gentle to work around, very inquisitive and outgoing. Name pending. Top line is SALTY OLE JACK (Zan Parr Bar, The Ole Man). Bottom line is THIS TICKETS ELEGANT, daughter of ZIPS TICKET TO WIN (1989 AQHA World Champion Amateur Stallion. Winner at the All-American Congress; AQHA Superior Halter). Should mature to 15.2+ HH, and make excellent halter prospect. SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES Glen Black 250-547-6811 (Lumby)

PRIME NORTH OKANAGAN LOCATION 157 acres. Professional thriving turnkey breeding and boarding equine facility. Crown land both sides. Chase Creek. 2 homes. 2 new barns, covered round pen. Stallion breeding and boarding paddocks. Gravity irrigated hay fields. IMMACULATELY KEPT. $1,450,000. 259-679-3940 (Chase) www.canamerefarm.com

HIGH WHEEL SINGLE HORSE CART MF35 DIESEL Front Blade, Dumping 3 point forks. Excellent working condition. $3,500. 250-833-1930 (Enderby)

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With breast pull harness. $2,500. 250-833-1930 (Enderby)

2001 REG’D APHA MARE, 15.1HH. Very athletic. She has a very smooth trot that can go on for hours. Great on trails and arena work. Enjoys chasing cows as well. Has had one beautiful Palomino filly. Awesome mom. UTD on shots, feet, teeth. $4,500 obo. Joan 604-556-1987 (Abbotsford)

BRAND NEW CUSTOM MADE 2-WHEEL HORSE SIZE CART 42” Wheels $2,000. 250-769-5391(Kelowna)

REG’D PAINT MARE OUT OF BARLINK HAZTOBETUFF 15HH, 7-year-old. Just started under saddle. Needs experienced rider to carry on with. Stocky and beautiful. Sound. Good feet. $1,750. ALSO: Reg’d 3-year-old Paint Gelding, 15HH. Not yet started under saddle. Would make good Reining prospect. Athletic and bold personality. $1,000. 250-835-4421 (Salmon Arm)

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TRUCK/TRAILER RIG - ‘94 Chev Silverado extended cab, 3/4 ton, 350, 8cyl, tow pkge, full bed w/HD liner, new custom hightop canopy w/tinted sliders, only 176km. Matching ‘03 Thurobilt Spirit 2-horse angle haul, bumper pull, rubber mats, slam latch telescoping divider, tack room w/folding saddle racks, blanket bars, many hooks. Tack room wall opens to convert entire trailer into huge dressing room w/toilet area. All very good condition. REDUCED $10,900 both. 250-838-5737 (Enderby)

PEACEFUL, PRIVATE ENDERBY VIEW ACREAGE. 5 acres w/pasture, treed paddocks with creek, double shelter, auto waterer. Gorgeous executive 3 bed, 2 bath rancher; vaulted ceilings, skylights, bamboo hardwood, new alder kitchen, 2 FPs, 2 courtyards, heated 2-car garage, kennel, 765 sq.ft. workshop – easy convert to rental cottage. Absolute privacy, only 3 min. to downtown in desirable area, wildlife abounds, crown land/trails nearby. REDUCED $599,000. 250-838-5737 (Enderby) See more at www.okcountryhaven.com

2009 MORGAN CHESTNUT FILLY Sire: Foxtails Triple Threat. Dam: Elfondo’s Kaneesha. This filly is very friendly and confident. She has excellent conformation with a strong hindquarter, gorgeous typey head. She is halter broke and lets you handle her feet. Will be ready to go in October. Asking $1,500. ALSO: 2009 Black Stud Colt. Amber 250 843-7186 (near Dawson Creek) E-mail elfondomorgans@hotmail.com

SC JACKY ROSE, 2008 AQHA RED DUN FILLY Sire: Robins Keen Bakari. Dam: Nechako Angela. Jacky is a real nice filly. She is athletic and very easy to work with. All ground training is good and she is safe to handle in any way.

Extended pedigree is on www.allbreedpedigree.com. $2,000. www.schipperscreekfarms.com 250-847-4529 (Smithers) schipp@bulkley.net

SC BUDWEISER N BECKS, 2009 AQHA RED DUN (GREY) COLT Sire: Robins Keen Bakari. Dam: Nechako Angela. Buddy is a strong colt; may turn grey in colour. He is a friendly colt and comes to you in the pasture. Can touch him anywhere and picks up his feet. He is not halter broke but will be soon. Extended pedigree is on www.allbreedpedigree.com. $1,000. www.schipperscreekfarms.com 250-847-4529 (Smithers) schipp@bulkley.net

4-YEAR-OLD CLYDE X PAINT Well started under saddle. 30 days pro training. Solid conformation. Excellent manners. Training to continue until sold. UTD on everything. Video available. $3,500 obo. 250-862-8857 (Kelowna) E-mail gvrfarm@telus.net

REG’D 2005 AQHA SORREL, 15HH MARE 8 YR OLD PALOMINO REG’D AQHA MARE TO APPROVED HOME 2-year-old Reserve National Champion Andalusian Colt. Gold Medal Best Movement - Dressage/Breeding Prospect (mature approx. 16.2HH). Sire Multi Grand National Champion, 2008 USEF Sire of the Year - Santiago. Dam - National Champion Mystique’s Lindeza. www.mystiqueandalusian.com 604-886-9600 (Roberts Creek)

Top Quality Bloodlines; He’s A Bueno Jac/Steel Bars Pix. Schooled English and Western. Excellent broodmare prospect. Good ground manners, bathes and trailers well. Reasonably priced at $5,000. 604-894-1605 (Pemberton)

By Blazin On Through out of a Potential Investment mare. Flat-kneed mover with nice hock action. Sound with no vices, quiet & friendly, unstarted. Being sold in foal to AQHA 16HH liver chestnut stallion “Smashing Cool Irwin” for a May 2010 foal. Smashing Cool Irwin was shown in Halter up until his 2 yr old year; and sired multiple Futurity winners, ROMs in Halter, WP, HUS, World Qualifier, 2008 Cdn National Jr HUS Champion, Alberta Green & Junior HUS Champions. $2,000. Open to offers. 250-964-4497 (Vernon)

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“FLEETMASTER SCOTCHBAR” Reg’d APHA SPB Dun Gelding, 3 yrs old, 15.1HH. Very cute, beautiful movement, light & soft, a steady-eddy horse. Well-started and shown in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Showmanship, Reining, Halter and Trail. Great prospect for a Pony Clubber, 4-H or Youth/Amateur. Has been started over trot/canter poles and is ready to be started over fences. Butters is a quiet & willing guy, tries very hard to please. Was shown at the Smithers 3-in-1 show by a novice amateur and won the APHA SPB Hi-Point award. $5,500 obo. 250-964-4497 (Prince George)

GORGEOUS PALOMINO MARE 13 years, 15HH, Reg’d Tennessee Walker. Needs knowledgeable rider to work with her and put some miles on. Lacks confidence. Loads and hauls good. Nice ground manners. Good feet, good for farrier. This spring she has had teeth done and had an equine chiropractor treatment. $2,600. 250-542-8231 (Vernon) 8/09

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)



Old Baldy Ranch Offspring for Sale

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Goldun Poco Mr Matt Dun AQHA NFQH 97% Poco Bueno 34% Herda N/N Grandson of Little Steeldust 3rd Open Reining ARCHA 2003 and

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

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TWO ABSOLUTELY STUNNING BLUE ROAN FILLIES By LBJ Sierras Blue Te and two Grullo Fillies by Goldun Poco Mr. Matt. One is a slate Grullo NFQH 98% and the other is silver Grullo NFQH 94%. Your choice $2,500 each plus GST 250-843-7337 oldbaldy@neonet.bc.ca www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy


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“LEO SPINNIN CRYSTAL” Reg’d APHA 6-year-old Black and White Tobiano Gelding, 15.2HH. He has had two months professional training, great in the arena and sure to catch the attention of all. Great on trails and with traffic. He is not spooky at all. Very good with loading, trimming, baths and is up-to-date on all shots and deworming. He comes from excellent Reining and Cow bloodlines out off Stettler, Alberta. Sire: Little Peppy Leo. Asking $4,500.

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7’ 6” interior ht, drop down feed doors, drop down window bars, hip side windows, load lights, swing out saddle tree, spare tire, rubber lined with mats, padded divider, vents, key lock rear & tack doors, LED lights. MSRP $15,727 + taxes. Must go! Blow Out Prices! $12,462 + taxes. Phone Parker at: 888-304-8845 (Abbotsford)

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NEW 16” WADE SADDLE. Silver horn cap and conchos. Made by Greg Gomersall. $5,500. 403-650-8369 (Longview, AB) 9/09


DRESSAGE COAT CLASSIC as new, size 10. 2 SADDLES with all fittings and pads. SEVERAL bridles and stainless bits, leather equipment, Sprenger spurs and more. Offers. 250-306-4698 Nora (Armstrong)

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FOR SALE: 1998 HEARTLAND 4 HORSE TRAILER. 5 ft. short wall, rear tack, vacuum over hydraulic brakes. $30,000 obo. 250-243-2208 (Big Lake, BC)


ARABIAN HERD REDUCTION includes prospective Pony Club, Dressage, Jumper, Endurance or Western mounts. Broodmares, stallion prospects and free companion horses. 250-547-9367 (Cherryville) RESCUE FILLIES: Yearling Palomino Paints, from a wild herd west of Williams Lake. Vet checked, wormed and started Natural Horsemanship training in the round pen. Ready for their new home! $500 each. 250-747-2410 (Quesnel) TACK STORE IN DUNCAN. Established clientele. 15 years in Business. Great location. $30,000 plus Inventory. 250-474-2138 MINIATURE HORSES. Reg’d AMHA and AMHR. Various ages, sizes and colours. Some broke to drive. Delivery can be arranged. Prices starting at $500. 403-638-5800 (Sundre, AB) 12 YR OLD REG’D MORGAN X GELDING, 16.1HH, Chestnut. Ridden in First Level Dressage, started Jumping and Eventing. Lovely temperament, kind and willing. Beautiful mover. Show home preferred. $8,500. 250-5469922 (Armstrong) nancyroman@saddleup.ca

WANTED: MAMMOTH JACK at Stud for my 18HH unregistered Percheron mare for 2010 breeding season. In the BC/Alberta area. Touring farms in Aug 09. 250-476-1119 (Tatlayoko Lake, BC) WANTED: TWO HORSE STRAIGHT HAUL bumper pull trailer in good condition, well-maintained and preferably with escape door. Call 250-838-7630 or e-mail: angielika@ hotmail.com (Grindrod)


8 YR REG’D QUARTER HORSE MARE. Well broke. Professional Reining training. Been in 4-H, lopes barrels, quiet in roping box. Spins, stops hard. $4,000. 250-5468059 (Armstrong)


September 19/09, Sale: 1 pm Viewing: 11 am At Triple J Livestock, Westlock, AB • Approximately 18 Reg’d Mares with foal at side.

For more information contact: Gary & Lorraine Westerlund 780-967-3107 Triple J Livestock 780-349-3153 or 1-877-349-3153 • www.triplejlivestock.com

ORIGINAL FILMORE EAMOR WESTERN SADDLES. One 14 1/2” - 76R and one 15 1/2” - 100R. Excellent condition. $1,900 each. Contact 250-203-5428 or abbie58@ telus.net for photos. (Campbell River)

BEAUTIFUL BLACK REG’D PERUVIAN MARE. 10 years old. $1,800. 250-494-4335 (Summerland)

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Shop & Swap! FREE IF IT’S FREE, ADVERTISE IT FOR FREE. 1983 REG’D QH MARE, Strawberry Roan, 15.2HH. Sweet temperament, loads, ties, baths, clips. Not rideable due to injury. Would make lovely pasture buddy. Has had 4 foals. To approved lifelong excellent home only. 250-309-4369 (Armstrong) GENTLE 16 YR OLD APPALOOSA MARE. Good with children. Bombproof. Currently being ridden but has gone blind (Uveitis). Better suited for flat ground. To good home, riding, broodmare, companion horse. 250-547-6904 (Trinity Valley/Lumby)

FREE TO GOOD HOME: 1/2 ARAB/QUARTER HORSE MARE. 13 years old, chestnut, green broke, awesome mover, loads, 14.3HH. Needs more attention and time than I have. 250-517-7251 (Enderby)

the past. He may be able to be ridden lightly but he needs an experienced rider. He is currently turned out with 3 other horses 24/7. To approved forever home only. E-mail j-comer@shaw.ca, 604-983-8540 (North Vancouver)

BEAUTIFUL 3-YEAR-OLD AQHA Buckskin Filly to give away. She is green broke and can be lightly ridden only. Approved home only. Call Cheryl 250-768-3306 (Westbank)

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One Title with Fabulous Dream Home One Title of Five Acres bare land Priceless Views. 4655/4663 McLeery Rd., Armstrong. MLS® 9215754. $1,445,000

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