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From the Editor… Features

Ride For Literacy 6 Clicker Training 12 Healing Horses Naturally 14 TFC Dance At Liberty Part 1 16 18 Stocks For Horses 20 Life’s Lessons 22 Training – Mark Sheridan Training – Dana Hokana 24 Highlights – Calgary Stampede 30 Cariboo Trails Combined Driving 36

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Cariboo Chatter 32 Cowboy Poetry 34 Roman Ramblings 39 KIDS – It’s All About You! 40 Horse Council BC 44 BC Interior Arabian Horse Assoc. 53 BC Paint Horse Club 54 BC Quarter Horse Assoc. 55 Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC 57 Back Country Horsemen of BC 58 BC Rodeo Association 59 Pine Tree Riding Club 60 What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 61 Clubs/Associations 62 Business Services 63 Stallions/Breeders 66 On The Market (photo ads) 67 Shop & Swap 70

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ell we (I) did it. Was able to visit the AQHA Region One show in Langley as well as the Andalusian Show & Fiesta in Chilliwack over the same weekend. Whew – lots of driving… but lots of nice horses and people! I hope you enjoy this issue which is filled with training articles, upcoming fundraising events and club news (a lot of clubs! And photos!). Want to know what other clubs are doing? How their entries are? Read Saddle Up and find out what your club ‘might’ be missing to entice new members, volunteers, etc. Most of you know that Saddle Up is available in digital format on our website. It is usually up and ready for viewing by the 1st of each month. So if you can’t wait for it to reach the shelf at your favourite store, check it out before it hits the stands! Up next is our September “Fall Fair(s)” issue with a deadline of August 15 for submissions, whether it be an ad or article – need to get it in on time to ensure it gets in this issue. Your FREE magazine, and proud of it!

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Dear Editor… Hi Nancy: My husband and I recently adopted a horse from the BC Interior Horse Rescue Society. Both of us were very impressed by their caring, kind and enthusiastic manner. Their professional efficiency gave us confidence that we had made the right decision. References and a home visit were required by the society to ensure the horse was going to an appropriate and safe new home. Without mentioning names, the couple who had the mare on their property really went the extra mile for us including helping us to repair or trailer tire! Thanks to all involved with that! Our new mare (“Meriaha”) is blending in well with our other 3 horses and it gives us a great feeling to be able to provide a good home to a horse in need. Well done to all of you involved in the BC Interior Horse Rescue! Thanks to “Saddle Up” for featuring the article! - Ann, Bob and all the horses. Bridge Lake, BC. (P.S. Well done Nancy to be in the saddle again! Wishing you miles of pain-free riding!)

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Ride for Literacy By Darla Dickinson

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historic ride will raise money for a present problem. The 2011 Ride for Literacy addresses a local priority while laying the groundwork to address low literacy throughout BC. The need to raise money for literacy convinced a small registered charity to do what they love in order to tackle a provincial issue. The 2011 ride will consist of a two-day overnight trip into the backcountry in support of Literacy. There are still some spots available, and all riders are welcome. We do ask that riders are registered with Horse Council of BC and are experienced working with and around horses. The ride will take riders along the historic Dewdney Trail and camp in Paradise Valley. Supper, breakfast, accommodation, prizes, entertainment and a small clinic on backcountry riding skills will be included as well. The purpose is to raise money for literacy while introducing riders to the beauty and connection that comes from riding the backcountry. The benefit for many riders, who don’t often have the chance to camp-out with their horses, is

that they can go there, experience it, and learn valuable skills for the future, while we do all the preparation and planning. This year’s ride is setting the groundwork for the 2012 Ride across BC, where the money raised will go to communities throughout BC. “As this was our first year, we thought we would scale it back to focus on an overnight ride in the Fraser Cascade area,” says Maureen Kehler, the literacy outreach coordinator for the Fraser Cascade area. “But, it is laying the foundation for the 2012 Ride across BC.” The 2011 Ride for Literacy is a pledge ride that will take place from September 24-25. Pre-registration is required. All funds raised will go toward the Fraser Cascade Literacy Centre, with a small percentage going to Back Country Horsemen of BC, the co-sponsor of the ride, who are also assisting with their expertise. The Fraser Cascade Literacy Centre is administered through the New Page Human Services Society (Registered Charity # 828681494RR001).

Becky Dent and her mare Coco Bay take a brief rest at a mountain lake. They are among this year’s riders for the 2011 Ride for Literacy.

Darla Dickinson and her mare Shen Shen at the trail head. Darla is one of the organizers of the 2011 Ride for Literacy.

Sponsorship opportunities and rider spots are still available. For more information about the 2011 Ride for Literacy or to register, contact Maureen or Darla at (604) 869-2279 or by email to Darla@freereinassociates.ca.

BC Environmental Farm Plan By Erika Davidson Do you have fuel tanks that are in disrepair and are in need of leak or spill containment, or a creek you want to fence to keep your horses out?

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ood news, there is a government program out there to give you a helping hand. Whether you have a couple of horses or a few dozen, if you have farm status, a valid HST number and have completed an Environmental Farm Plan, you may be eligible. Categories covered this year are: Irrigation Upgrades, Riparian Protection, Farmyard Runoff Control, Shelterbelt Development, Stream Crossing Improvements, Cross Fencing, Fuel Storage Improvements, and much more!

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What is an Environmental Farm Plan? It is a free, confidential planning service that identifies a farm’s environmental strengths and risks. As part of the planning process, an action plan is created to address or reduce those identified risks and there is potential funding available to aid in making those improvements. Funding for these programs is made possible by Growing Forward, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Currently this program is delivered by the BC Agricultural Research & Development Corporation

(ARDCorp) on behalf of the BC Ministry of Agriculture. If you are interested in completing an Environmental Farm Plan, have a project in mind, or just want to know more about these programs, visit the website www. bcefp.ca for a list of Planning Advisors in your area. Written by Erika Davidson, EFP Planning Advisor Serving the Okanagan/Shuswap/ Thompson Regions

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Project Equus Update By Theresa Nolet

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ell the fives have it! May 5th brought the birth of Aurora our first foal, a filly, born out of the Kamloops wild horses and July 15th brings the birth of our second foal! A beautiful baby boy this time, born to Arundel the oldest of the rescues, estimated to be in her early twenty’s. Arundel was actually domesticated at one time and turned out to fend for herself. She bears the scars of an abused past with a deep indentation to her face where she had a halter left on when she was young. Just one of many scars on her body, but she bears no ill will. In fact she now has won the horse lottery as my friend says, as she and her newborn son have been adopted by a wonderful couple who are committed to providing a wonderful life for them. Dr. David Ward, who came to make sure that all was well with the Mom and colt, says both are doing well and looking good considering their rough start,

and the poor condition of Arundel when she first came to Project Equus. This lucky pair has found a family to love them; but Critteraid’s Project Equus still has others who are waiting for that special person who can see their potential and are willing to commit their time and their hearts to secure a future for these so deserving creatures. Please contact Project Equus at projectequus@ critteraid.org to learn more about how you can save a life, and enrich yours all at the same time or go to www.critteraid.org to keep up with the rescues available and how they are doing. Currently available for adoption are Anastasia and her foal Aurora, Arundel a chestnut gelding, formerly a stallion, about 4 years old, and Avalon a small

paint mare, who is also pregnant and awaiting the birth of her foal. Donations of course are always needed to support these horses in their transition from living in the wilds of British Columbia to becoming part of a loving family and learning new skills whatever they may be. We are always looking for foster homes and volunteers to help with Project Equus. Call Theresa today at 250-492-4921 to learn more about how you can help.

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Western Canadian Farrier Association by Jason Wrubleski

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y name is Jason Wrubleski. I am President of the Western Canadian Farrier Association. This is my 14th year as a professional farrier. I am also a Certified Journeyman Farrier through the American Farriers Association. I run a busy shoeing business in Edmonton, and I was on the Canadian Farrier Team in 2007. I am pleased to introduce to you a new part of Saddle Up magazine. The WCFA will be submitting regular farrier articles and responses to questions. We are very keen on promoting and educating quality farriers and farrier work, and working with other farriers, horse owners, trainers, riders, veterinarians, stable owners, etc. The Western Canadian Farrier Association is a non-profit association, formed in 1983. Our main purpose is “to organize farriers for the promotion of excellence in the art and science of farriery.” A constitution and by-laws govern the WCFA. Membership is on a yearly basis. The WCFA is not only an association concerned with farriers, but with everyone in the

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horse industry, aiming to inform the public and particularly the horse owner, of the quality and standard of farrier service that is available. The WCFA strives to improve the standards within the farrier industry, defining, maintaining, and improving the quality of craftsmanship and quality of service within the profession. The WCFA serves as a vehicle of communication within the farrier industry, particularly in Western Canada. The association organizes and holds clinics, workshops, contests, and seminars, with various communities, farrier colleges and veterinarians among those involved. A newsletter is published every three months, providing members with information about current and upcoming events and other items and articles of interest. There are two categories of membership within the WCFA: Regular Members and Apprentice/Student Members. Both are entitled to receive the newsletter, membership discounts and flyers on upcoming events. The regular membership also includes a subscription to Farrier News and voting rights at the WCFA Annual General Meeting. The WCFA also sponsors the Canadian Farrier Team, who represents Canada at various international competitions and further promotes the association.

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BC Interior Horse Rescue By Joey Tompkins

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his has been an amazing spring for the BC Interior Horse Rescue. We have had some successful adoptions as well as new residents to the hub, and some new fundraising activities. Our latest adoptions have been Meriaha, Willow and Boots. Meriaha, who had been with us for a while, now lives with a wonderful couple in Lone Butte (see more on page 5). Willow now lives in Oyama with her new friend; the two of them will be working towards a career as a barrel racing team. Boots has finally found a home with a lady from Joe Riche. The first of our four new residents to the hub came from Little Fort. Jazzie, as everyone now calls her, was surrendered to us due to a bad wound that will be a long road to recovery - the owners felt it was best to have us take her. She is getting a lot of attention already from a family who seem to be quite smitten with her. Next, we received two beautiful Arabians from Salmon Arm that have the most loving personalities you can find. Most recently, we had surrendered to us a 3-year-old palomino Quarter Horse filly from Armstrong. She is a sweet girl and has already had some real interest in her. The rescue has been busy as well with fundraising. We held our first garage sale which went well. We had a lot of people learning about what we are doing and meeting the horses. We will be having another garage sale at the hub in August. Please come out and meet the rescues, look through our stuff for sale and have lunch while you visit. On September 24, we will be hosting a fall ride at the proposed Equine Park/Silver Spring Trails. Pre-registration is required. At this time we are also working on plans for our second craft fair, taking place in November. Our Rice Hull fundraiser is ongoing. We have a stable in Coldstream that just loves this product. If you would like to try something different from sawdust or straw, please call us to try this product. We are grateful to accept good hay donations. If you have any hay available for donation please contact our equine director at equinedirector@ bcihrs.com. Finally, we would like to mention the Becker family of Winfield. They are building and donating two shelters to the rescue, and have offered to finish the riding arena as well. We send our heartfelt thanks to this amazing family for their support. We have had quite an active spring here and are looking forward to more great adventures. Happy trails, everyone, and have a wonderful summer. Visit our website (www.bcihrs.ca) or our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BCIHRS) for updates on our fundraisers.

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Rafter G Trainers Challenge A Success By Kathy Donally Photos courtesy of Shannon Trask

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onally’s Horse Barn once again hosted the 2nd Annual “Rafter G Trainers Challenge” in Fort St. John held June 22-26 with nine trainers participating. Thirteen horses were on hand, raised by Chuck & Beth Manness of Olds, AB, and supplied by Rafter G Land and Cattle Company. All were unstarted 2-year-olds. They each were given five 1-hour sessions with their horse and then 6 trainers were chosen by the judges for Our Trainers: (l to r) Blake Williams, Matt Hedges, Severin Pederson, Leonard the finals on Sunday. The Finals involves an obstacle Koop, Darren Wetherill, Dan Leonard, Dustin Geortz, and Sarah Newman. Missing Kobe Fehr. course and Trainers are judged on catching, leading, tacking up, walk, trot, lope, stop, backup, through a serpentine, over a log, bridge, swing a rope, drag a log, through a gate… in a 30 minute timeframe. Another feature this year was a Junior Challenge where three young trainers worked two 2-hour sessions on an unstarted 2-year-old. They did a great job with Josh Thiessen having saddled and ridden on his horse. Ricky Warren and Caitlyn Gallinger were the other Junior Trainers and did a good start on their colts. This event is the only one of its kind in the Peace River area and was made possible by our sponsors. They provided us with 30 door prizes over the 5 days, and garbage and vac truck services, outhouses, tables and chairs. A huge thank you to all! Each of the Junior Trainers received a jacket and $100.00. Along with jackets for the nine (adult) trainers, the payout for the Challenge was: $1400 - 1st; $1000 - 2nd; $800 – 3rd; and $600 for 4th. The remaining five Blake Williams, 2011 Winner, and he trainers received $200 each. was also the 2010 winner. Placings were: 1st - Blake Williams; 2nd - Darren Wetherill; 3rd - Matt Hedges; 4th - Severin Farm & Ranch Equipment Ltd Pederson. - Building Better Stalls 1974 2011 The three judges were: (from last year) Monty Donally and Regan Geortz; and for her 1st year Naomi Schwieger. Along with People’s Choice Awards for each Trainers session, Severin Pedersen received the Sportsmanship Award. Severin was quick to encourage the others, lend a hand where needed to the trainers and the folks behind the scenes, and those putting it together. The People’s Choice Awards went to Matt, Leonard, Dan, Dustin, and Sarah. A big thank you to the Simpsons, Wuthridges and Geortzs for the use of the round pens. Thank you to Deeryl and Donna who worked the gate, and Kristi Voltz for First Aid… we were thankful we didn’t need to work her. And to many “Barn” folks who helped out setting up, cleaning and preparing and taking down. Hats off to Kim for keeping the back end running smooth and the horses where and when needed, and to Howard Geortz for an A1 job of announcing. The week was well wrapped up with a class pancake breakfast put on by the Rafter G Gals with the trainers flipping the eggs and then Cowboy Church. Thank you to Tom Cole for the music and Al Stebing for the message. We were well fed by JT & T Concessions Foothills Series Box Stalls and enjoyed a steak dinner Saturday evening as well. Thanks John 1-800-661-7002 w w w . h i - h o g . c o m and Tina Thiessen.

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Trainer of the North Challenge 2011 By Geri Brown

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he Challenge will be back for another year after the very successful event in 2010. It will be held Aug 25-27, 2011 during the Bulkley Valley Exhibition in Smithers. We have our judges, horses and trainers all lined up and ready to go. The event will begin with a draw to assign horses. Over the course of three days, each trainer will get four 1-hour sessions in the round pen with his horse before the finale on the last day. The trainers’ first sessions will be on Thursday, the second and third sessions on Friday, the fourth on Saturday morning, and the finale on Saturday evening. During the finale, each trainer will have 30 minutes to complete mandatory obstacles and perform a freestyle demonstration. The points will then be totalled and the trainer with the highest score will win a Reinsman saddle. The trainers participating this year are Kyle Mills from Kamloops, Jonathan Cooper from Water Valley, AB and Severin Pederson from Vancouver Island. Jonathan Cooper is a full time trainer and clinician. He teaches both Western and English disciplines year round at his facility called Rivers Edge Camp. Jon has competed in “The Cowboy Up Challenge” at the Calgary Stampede and he costarted the Canadian association known as the Canadian Cowboy Challenge. This will be his second challenge. Jon’s philosophy is about establishing a partnership through leadership with good sound teaching and trust and willingness. Visit his website at www.trustedtraining.ca or www. riversedgecamp.org. Severin Pederson is a full time trainer. He has been riding since he was a child. He started his first colt when he was 10 years old. He competed in high school rodeo and attended college in Odessa, TX on a full scholarship, winning the timed event in 1992. Severin runs his own training program called the 3R, standing for “Reward the Right Response.” His program will teach you how to build confidence with your horse and see you as the leader. He also competed in the Rafter G Trainers Challenge.

competed in college rodeo. He employs the “Training thru Trust” program, developed by his dad, Doug Mills. His greatest achievements so far are winning the trainers challenge in Switzerland as well as this challenge and being involved in a career that involves horses and family together. Visit his website at www.trainingthrutrust.com. The judges will be Jill O’Neill from Smithers, Deanna Reimer from Vanderhoof, Francis Teer from Houston, with Joy Allen from Kispiox as the alternate. Our announcers will be Tom Danyk and Harley Golder, and the horses will be supplied by John Hull of Hole in the Wall Quarter Horses. The first prize saddle is being provided by Smithers Feed Store; second and third prizes will be donated by Bar None Saddles. All will have the logo designed by Roy Vickers engraved on them. We would like to thank our many great sponsors for making this event possible, and look forward to another great competition.

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Clicker Training By Monty Gwynne, The Pony Fairy Training a Donkey Like a Dolphin and a Mule Like a Killer Whale, Part 2

We left you last month throwing treats into feed tubs. I hope some of you took the challenge and tried to think up your own training plan. I would love to hear them if you’d like to email me. So, now what to do? I chose to add in a target stick.

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wanted something that didn’t look like a whip, as I was sure that would be a poisoned cue for these guys. I found a small orange plastic ball and attached it to a sturdy wood dowel about 3 feet long. I placed the target in the feed tub and held the far end of the stick, hoping that they would bump the ball when they reached in for their treat. It worked! I then moved the ball up a bit above the feed tub and made it possible for them to touch it again on the way to the tub. As I gradually moved the target further from or above the tub, they clued into the fact that touching the target got the treat dropped into the bucket. As soon as they figured this out, as soon as the “light bulb” came on, we moved forward in leaps and bounds. I would find them waiting at their dishes as soon as the door started to open, showing me that they wanted to play. They would move from the tub to touch the target which was a great step towards getting them to follow the target stick. In a very short time, I could get them to follow the stick while I was moving a bit as well, always making sure to end up close to the feed tub for the treat delivery. I now thought it was time to add in a bench. As John Lyons says, “Eventually, everyone will sit down.” You may have thought of some other step and that is great! But I was getting tired of standing, and sitting would also allow Blossom and Flower to see me in less of a poisoned cue posture. I got out a bench and set the feed tub close to it and offered the target stick. Again, when you add new criteria you must relax the previous criteria, so for a short time I had to be happy with having the dish farther from me than I had gotten to before the addition of the bench. It didn’t take many repetitions before the dishes were back fairly close to me and their targeting was solid and prompt again. I then started to bring the target closer to

my hand by sliding my grip down the stick. This brought them very close to me. Close enough, in fact, that I could have touched them on their heads, but I didn’t. This was so hard NOT to do! I knew that it was definitely not the right move at this time. Like the killer whale analogy, I wanted them to touch me first, not the other way around. By gradually inching the target closer to my hand, I was able to set up the transition to having them target my hand instead. From their point of view, my hand was now a target they could touch to get a click and a treat. And they did - they touched me! They were now very close to me as well, which was great. If I had rushed things earlier and tried to touch them first with my other hand, I’m sure they would had left. Instead, I made use of the target stick again, which they were comfortable with, but this time as an extension of my other arm. As they targeted my hand to earn a click and treat, they allowed me to also stroke them with the stick. This approach enabled me to reintroduce touching to them in a nonthreatening, different way. Soon, they were comfortable enough to take a treat from my hand. Now that was a great feeling! The mule was braver than the donkey with regards to following the target, so I was able to get her into a stall which made it possible to work with each animal on its own. I got Flower to target to the halter (see Youtube video) and once Blossom was alone she got braver, too, and soon allowed herself to be groomed and have her feet done. (Now that was a real killer whale challenge - showed me just how powerful this technique is.) I won’t go into detail about all the steps that we went through, but by now I’m sure some of you are wondering

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Clicker Training, cont’d just how many hours a day I trained. That is another great thing about clicker training. I spent perhaps 20 minutes a day doing this. Ten minutes before morning chores and ten before afternoon chores on most days, but not every day. They would process the information each night and the next day or time we played, they were ready to move onward with the lessons. They were now eager to see me, no more running away and, in fact, they were coming towards me very eagerly. It is such a wonderful feeling to see animals that, not too long ago, would cower in the far corner, now looking forward to our interactions and eager to come and play. The building of the trust in our relationship had begun. In the months that have followed they have progressed nicely. They still have a long way to go, and there are a lot of poisoned cues that rear their ugly faces that have to be figured out and de-poisoned. So why did I decide to train them with this approach? Well, I wanted to find out just how powerful this training method of using positive reinforcement and marker signals could be. Time spent: A few hours out of my life. Helping the fear go away: Priceless! To see recent videos of Blossom, please go to Youtube and search for “d1fairy” and then look in my videos for Flower or Blossom to see them in action. Blossom is almost ready to be re-homed so if you are looking for a really cute and wonderful donkey/alarm system please feel free to contact me. Monty Gwynne owns a private training/boarding facility, Flyin G Ranch, in Cochrane, AB, where she assists owners in training their own horses using clicker training. Monty has successfully trained horses of many breeds for many disciplines over the last 30 plus years, including many gaited breeds. Monty is the only Canadian-approved instructor for clicker training using Alexandra Kurland’s program (the founder of clicker training for horses). She has been training using the clicker for the past 12 years.

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Blossom early on, just starting to enjoy being touched. I still couldn’t stand on her left side. Blossom in July. She will now let other people that she has gotten to know approach and touch her... even on her left side! Flower early on. Here she is targeting to my hand and I am using the target stick as an extension of my arm to introduce stroking her. She is free to leave if she wants to but she knows she must target to get the treat, so she is accepting the touch and finding out it isn’t so bad.

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Interesting… In order to ensure that trace minerals are supplemented adequately, I use an herbal blend that contains three different kinds of seaweed (dulse, kelp and irish moss) as a nutritional foundation. It also contains sage, rosehips and horsetail. In contrast to a synthetic mineral formula, minerals from sea plants supply up to sixty-five trace minerals that complement one another, have higher absorption rates and are used much more efficiently by the body. Then, if needed, higher amounts of specific minerals can be safely added. For silica and sulphur, extra horsetail can be used as this is a very rich supply for both. (Horsetail is not toxic as some sources suggest – most ‘weeds’ are beneficial and only toxic when horses don’t have enough to eat and have to resort to weeds as a food staple.) Sulphur can also be supplemented as MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) which is a pure and organic form of sulphur. (Be cautious however, horses, like people, can often be sulphur sensitive). Selenium should be supplemented in an organic form, rather than inorganic, and can be administered in daily dosages of 1,000 to 2,000 mcg. There is no known evidence of toxicity with organic selenium. It is my experience that there are many more horses with selenium deficiencies than horses with selenium excess. Poor hoof circulation can also be a factor in unhealthy hooves since proper hoof mechanism ensures an abundant supply of blood and therefore nutrients - delivered into the foot. The most common causes of poor hoof circulation are lack of exercise, poor trimming practices and inappropriate diets – grain, sugar, excess grass and/or excess alfalfa. Marijke van de Water (B.Sc., DHMS) is an Equine Health & Nutrition Specialist, Homeopathic Practitioner and Medical Intuitive. She is the author of “Healing Horses: Their Way!” and is a regular speaker at equine seminars and conferences. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


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Training For Courage By Paul Dufresne DANCE AT LIBERTY, PART 1

One of the most useful skills in educating yourself and your horse is learning how the control of focus and energy influences your horse at liberty. This sometimes-challenging experience quickly shows us how important our body language is to the horse.

Horse is being driven forward from zone 1.

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teach liberty skills in 5-10 day clinics, as it takes almost 3-4 days for folks to start figuring out pressure, where to apply it, and what effect it has on the horse. By day 4 or 5, people start to get control of their pressure, feeling what it takes to cause the horse to come in, move forward or stop. Liberty skills improve respect, relationship and correct movement. I consider this part of the basic foundation but how far you take it is up to you. You can go from basic yields to dancing with your horse in collected movements, sophisticated patterns, high school and reining moves. We start with understanding pressure in an enclosed space. Space is always critical. Too much pressure in a small space causes a horse to panic and run. Too much space makes it easier for a horse to avoid you. A 60-foot round pen is ideal, but a 70-foot may be better for stallions or horses that are disrespectful of the lead. Too small a space can put you in confrontation with the horse if you are not fully understanding the careful use of pressure. Liberty play can be done in a square or rectangular pen or even in an arena or field - it just requires more skill. Excessive use of pressure in corners can be disastrous, so people should always be careful to augment pressure slowly, particularly with anxious horses. An adrenalin surge can put them through a fence! The first thing you have to learn in moving a horse at liberty is how to achieve “positive pressure.” By this I mean just enough pressure to cause a horse to move 16 • Saddle Up • August 2011

Slight pressure from whip on rear, travelling forward with the horse on more of a parallel path, leaving the horse with the responsibility of going forward where I asked him.

from us as we take up their space, to move toward us as we give up our space, or even to move with us sharing our space. This can all be done without tools but, if you need to get a horse’s attention or they contest who is leading whom, the right tool can make it easier and safer. I find a shorter lunge whip or a flag whip are both good tools. Some horses may require a lariat or a longer whip depending on their disrespect or their fear level (such as with a range horse or mustang - you may have to first touch them with an inanimate object rather than human contact). Start slowly so that you can feel how much pressure is required to move a horse without panic. You do not want to teach the horse to run away from you. You want to teach the horse to stay with you but yield their space as you wish - away or toward you or to stop. Now that you know that you need to develop some idea of how much energy you need to cause a change in the horse, the next things to understand are the angles of approach/drive and focus of your energy in relation to the horse. For this we look at three primary zones. If you want to move a horse forward, you need to direct your energy behind the horse to the midline (zone 1). If you want to move a horse away from you with better bend, we need to focus on the midline (zone 2). If you want to slow or stop the horse or turn the shoulder away, you need to focus

My coiling to stop with pressure of whip coming up at front of zone 3.

on the shoulder to in front of the head (zone 3). Keep in mind that if a horse is away from the rail, pressure on the hindquarters will cause it to turn and face you. Pressure on the head and shoulder area when they are away from the rail will cause them to turn into the rail and away from you. These are general reactions to pressure. There can be many variations depending on where the horse is emotionally and slight differences in your energy and focus. Remember to take it slow. A good lead horse applies enough pressure to get a positive reaction, not a fear/flight response. Bring your energy up slowly and wave your whip towards the area just behind the horse while you focus on zone 1 (rear to midline in that order). As the horse moves forward, think of moving forward at a nice quiet walk. Doesn’t sound too complicated, but sooner or later you could find this challenging. It is simply worth getting it good. To stop the horse, just use a slight wave of your tool slowly toward the space in front of the horse and coil yourself in a proper sit/stop position. If you stop yourself in the same way you want your horse to stop, a few repetitions while tweaking the energy and focus and you should be able to stop the horse nicely. When you succeed take all pressure off. Deflate yourself and don’t stare at your HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Training For Courage, cont’d

Pressure on head and shoulder to turn away from me controlling the shoulder.

Pressure on rear to move rear away from me and fore quarters to face me.

horse (no intentions other than to relax). If a horse rushes forward too fast (flight), put pressure on the mid to front to push them towards the rail, then on the front to slow them down to the energy level you want. Move forward with your horse while projecting your lead to the horse. When the horse moves forward as you want, focus on your direction with your core. Move on a

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path with the horse but not pushing into the horse. So you start in a driving position but then move to a parallel path beside the horse. This is just the beginning of playing at liberty. In the next part, I will discuss changes of direction with outside and inside turns and their significance. Go slow and have fun!

Paul Dufresne is a writer, performer, trainer and clinician in Pritchard, BC, who educates in Natural Horsemanship, Classical Arts, Liberty and Circensic Dressage. He teaches people to understand horses, but more importantly how to tap into their relaxation reflexes in ways seldom seen in North America. In doing so, he is able to guide people in creative experiences where the human learns to be an effective, safe leader. The horse learns to be more emotionally secure and will respectfully follow while developing athleticism in a mutually courageous manner by having a deeper understanding of how they affect each other. Visit his website at www.trainingforcourage.com.

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Stocks for Horses By John Anderson Many people do not use horse stocks because of bad experiences they have had, while others use stocks daily because of the benefits they have found with good horsemanship skills and good stocks; it makes their work easier while maintaining the safety and comfort of the horse.

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ith a good horse stock you can and will avoid personal injuries, and your horse will be in a safe place to get the work done. A good stock enables you to do the simple things that need to be done on a daily basis to the more complicated veterinary work that horses need to have done from time to time. In most cases, when using a good stock, you will not need to use a lip chain or twitch to get your horse to be still. Tranquilization will also be needed less often. Veterinarians and other professionals who come to your farm to

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work on your horse will have no hesitation in bringing their expensive equipment if they know that there is a good stock on site; and along with that they will be able to perform all the work they need to do in a safe environment, which makes them very happy. Horses have been crippled to the point of being put down because people didn’t use a good stock. To be fair, horses have also been crippled to the same extent by using poor quality stocks that don’t open under pressure, are flimsy and not user-friendly. Poorly designed stocks have bars and trap doors that a person has to reach through, which increases the risk of injury for the person working on the horse.

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There are two groups of horse stocks: “shoeing stocks” and “veterinary stocks.” With the two groups of stocks come a variety of designs and the intent of all the designs is to keep the horse safe while keeping the person safer - which I agree with 100%. The downfall of a lot of the designs is that they were made without real world experience, and some folks trying to use these stocks ended up having such bad experiences because of the design flaws that they now avoid the use of stocks completely. Horse shoeing stocks should never have been made, in my opinion, because if you don’t have the horsemanship skills to train a horse to stand still to have his feet done, you probably don’t have the skill to use a shoeing stock. Stocks of any design are not meant to restrain an untrained horse - they are meant to enhance the safety of the horse and person when asking the horse to accept something out of the ordinary. The experience of a lot of horse people over the years has led to the design of the Anderson Equine Treatment Stock, a stock that is easy for the handler to use and the safest stock on the market for a horse to be put into. The tree post design allows HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Stocks for Horses, cont’d a horse to go in without stress and the gate design allows the horse to be removed under any circumstance. It is designed to be functional for all standing procedures that can be done on horses. “Since June of 2000, I have continuously used a standing stock made by John Anderson with a three-post design. It is efficient, safe and convenient to use for virtually all standing procedures in horses and ponies. (Procedures such as dental, facial surgery, standing cryptorchid surgery, spays, palpations, injections over the back and some leg sites.) The design allows for horses to be walked or backed into position. The four-inch post construction has saved horses from injury if restraint becomes a problem. It does not significantly interfere with access to the patient.” - Charles W. Briggs, MSc DVM MRCVS, Beckwith Veterinary Clinic, Sherwood Park, AB. The Anderson Equine Treatment Stock is being used in North America from southern California to northern Alberta and as far east as Ontario. It is being used in

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Life’s Lessons, According to Horse By Kevan Garecki Training versus Teaching

One of the first lessons a colt learns is how to tell his mother from all the other moms in his world. There are differences beyond colour, as horses cannot discern the same number of colours humans are capable of; they depend equally on scent, silhouette and stance, vocalizations, and a host of other obscure traits most of which might be lost on us.

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orses learn these subtleties well, as in their natural environment differences are crucial to their survival; grass waving against the wind may conceal a predator, a faint scent on the breeze can alert the herd to a storm or hint at nearby water, distinguishing between vocalizations is vital to interpreting everyday communications between herd members. In comparison, this level of understanding eclipses our own perception. The return to “natural horsemanship” has unearthed a multitude of worthy information, and helped illuminate the path towards deeper understanding

of equine behaviour. Some use this to communicate more effectively with horses; others use it to rule them. There are thousands of books on the subject, many of which are written with one precept in mind: to make money. The unfortunate by-products of these volumes are not restricted to relieving us of our hard-earned cash. They can, and do, give way to uncertainty in a field that is muddied by ambiguity at the best of times. Ever notice how those with the least to say seem to say it the loudest? Disinformation is rampant when it comes to communicating with horses, and strangely enough the most prevalent

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source of this confusion seems to stem from those who would call themselves “trainers.” I have taught many subjects over the years, during which time I have been offered a few immutable lessons: I have learned something from every student; no two students are identical; and, I leave a mark on everyone I teach. Notice a similarity there? Every horse I’ve worked with has taught me something, no two were ever the same, and each horse was changed in some way because of something I did. The trick has been to learn how to make sure those changes are positive. There is much more than a semantic difference between “training” and “teaching.” The former elicits a conditioned response, whereas the latter promotes willing participation and therefore a deeper bond between human and horse. With enough time, we can train a horse to do just about anything, investing a bit more takes us to a place where the horse wants to do what is asked not simply because they have been coerced, but because they hold the desire to join in whatever is being done. This may sound rather lofty but, in essence, it’s just a matter of changing how we view the horse and, in doing so, realize tangible rewards for both. In teaching, we extend our own knowledge, offer our patience and understanding, and share our insight. Training just proves that we can be more stubborn than the horse - eventually most horses will just give in. Those who won’t are often labelled “problem horses” and most of them must then suffer through more intensive “training.” Those who “fail” at these levels frequently become HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Life’s Lessons, cont’d More importantly, we must have a solid plan in mind and be very cast off, or worse. careful of what it is that we’re teaching! My friend Jonathan Field took on such a “problem” in a dapple-grey gelding named Quincy, and produced one of the Kevan Garecki has invested much of his life in communicating with horses most amazing partnerships many of us will ever see. Jonathan on their own terms. His photography is an example of this devotion, as is saw not only the disconnection Quincy had armoured himself the care with which he conducts his own transport business. With extensive with, but also envisioned the path to reach the horse that Quincy experience in rescue and rehabilitation, Kevan is active with the SPCA and is today. Many of us have marvelled over Jonathan’s vaquero equine-oriented charities. He was recently chosen to teach the Certified Livestock Transporter program in BC. rides at various shows and events. What few have seen are the countless hours those two invested in each other to create the (See his listing in Business Services under Transport/Hauling.) partnership that allows those skills to shine. The result was an even savvier Jonathan, and a Quincy that just about anyone JEFF PARRISH QUARTER HORSES could enjoy. I proved that last October at the Mane Event when Specializing in Reining Horses Jonathan and I traded horses during one of his clinics, and experienced for myself how easy it was to fall into step with Now accepting Quincy. I simply asked him to combine two previously unrelated outside horses tasks: pushing a ball and crossing a tarp. Jonathan may not have for training asked him to do this before, but because of what and how he at his facility taught that horse Quincy had discovered trust. A “trained” horse in Merritt, BC would have lacked both the understanding and the trust to do so; we may have accomplished it, but the result would have been very different. The best way I can describe those moments with Training * Showing * Sales * Clinics * Lessons (all levels) Quincy is to say that it was like meeting an old friend. There was Tel: 250-378-4591 Cell: 604-512-0000, E-mail: hotstreaks@telus.net a palpable and mutual trust that was relaxed and genuine. I had an interesting experience recently with a “trainer” while loading a nervous horse. The trainer approached my rig with a bucket of grain in one hand and a whip in the other, announcing that one way or another that @*%#& horse was going on. I still shake my head over the dichotomy of those two approaches, but was more dismayed at seeing a trainer resort to them! I asked for a moment alone with the horse instead, and used that 172 acres 115 acres - 2 TITles 16.5 PrIVaTe acres time to show her there would be no force or Executive Style Dream Home, incredible Own a 172 acre Working Ranch Exceptional Log Home, minutes from coercion. In a matter of moments we both views, private lake, guest home, geothermal and a Piece of History! Armstrong. Completely and thoughtfully stood quietly on board, I stroking the horse’s heat. On 115 acres, with two titles; Just 6 miles from Lumby. set up for horses. One of a kind property. 50 acres and home; 65 acres (can be Almost 90 acres of hayfields, 4784 Stepney Road, Armstrong. neck and the horse thoughtfully licking her purchased separately) with subdivision the remainder in pasture. $989,000. lips. What took place was no more than a brief potential and plan. 40 more acres available. $1,499,000. 2012 Highway 6. lesson for the horse; she learned that there was 22 rIVerfronT acres Schindler Road, Salmon Arm. $749,000. no pressure in following someone willingly, and hopefully she took that experience away with her. What I secretly hoped for was that the trainer would clue in, but alas... 250-306-3500 peterblake@royallepage.ca The lesson in all of the above rambling is 22 Riverfront acres with large well-built home. Irrigated hay land. simple in precept but colossal in scope. Horses $744,900. Grindrod. process information differently than us, so Two more riverfront pieces available in same location. in order to teach them anything of value we 11.3 acres with shop $424,900. must be willing to use methods that allow 15.5 acres $424.900. Downtown Realty, Vernon them to learn as opposed to being trained.

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Trainer of Champions - Mark Sheridan Announcing The Ultimate Lead Changes Series!

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How do I give my horsemanship patterns the polished look that can win, and what are the first things that catch your eye as a judge? PART 2

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n this second installment we are going to get into proper equipment, tack, and attire. Saddles, bridles and tack are the next thing we notice when an exhibitor walks into the ring. I am not one who likes tons of silver, and who bought the most expensive saddle. Clean tack that is properly adjusted and well-fitted is what I notice. I would invest in a quality handmade

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saddle with no silver over a more expensive factory saddle loaded down with silver. Make sure that the saddle size fits you and your horse. Sometimes a plain tooled or basket stamp saddle works the best for me. Remember you are showing off yourself, not your saddle. Make sure the cinch straps, leathers and all keepers are tucked in and not flopping all around. Make sure that everything is tucked down and nothing moves. That also goes for hair on women. Tuck your hair up in a bun and make sure it is tucked up in the back. No hair sticking down from under the front or side of your hat. Hairspray it down and no ponytails, anything that moves will distract and make the rider look loose. For the girls, put on the makeup! You are showing yourself off, so always look the best you can. Remember to put it on a little heavier than normal as you are being viewed from far away and it needs to show up. If you have excessive jewelry such as too many earrings, eye piercings, nose rings, etc… take them out! Put them back after the class is over, I am a traditionalist and there are places for everything. I mention this because I see it from time to time. As far as outfits go, any clean looking and well fitting equitation blouse will work just fine. If you have the expensive thousand dollar tops then go HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Trainer of Champions, cont’d ahead and wear them. It is not necessary to have all that, and you can purchase a well-fitted blouse with a neck scarf for well under a hundred bucks. Make sure that your colors match and your chaps and blouse are the same color, black blouse, black chaps, etc… It is important to create the nice straight line from top to bottom. Don’t break up that line. Your hat should also match your outfit. Gals wear felt hats but the guys can get away with a nice well-shaped straw hat except for the big shows. Guys have a little more leeway and can get away with a nice white or solid colored heavy starched shirt and starched jeans under their chaps. Girls need to have slacks that match their chaps. Sorry, but that is just the way it is, the guys always seem to have it easier in attire. In the third installment, we will get into more specific riding issues and riding the patterns correctly.

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Training with Dana Hokana Tips for Keeping Your Cool While Riding the Resistant Horse

I believe that we have all felt the challenge, “How can I keep my cool on this horse?” We all have the potential to lose our temper. The problem with losing your temper is it magnifies the problem, making the horse even more resistant to the task.

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orses respond best to clear messages. When they are wrong, show them clearly and correctly. When they are right, clearly reward. I like to spend a lot of time showing my horse a maneuver and working on his acceptance to that specific maneuver. There comes a time when I have to demand it. Maintaining acceptance is crucial. If I feel that he has honestly learned and knows what is expected, then he needs to be willing. I should not have to beg for obedience. Everyone’s personality is different so is their patience level. The goal is to stay within that level while riding. Be firm (without anger) when appropriate and soft when needed. I will give tips and strategies to enhance your understanding of your horse and how to work through difficult times. TIP #1 – Consider all factors that may affect your horse’s attitude Let’s start by considering factors that make it hard for your horse to focus on you while training or riding. It may be he has to just deal with it, but these factors still play a part. It is good to be mindful and know what can affect your horse. Factor #1 – Your horse’s energy level This is so important! A fresh horse reminds me of a kid that ate a bunch of candy. They are uptight, ready to go and have trouble focusing. If your horse is too fresh to focus, consider lounging or turning him out to expel unwanted energy. Then start your workout. If your horse has a lot of energy and you cannot wear him down, consider what you are feeding him. High carbohydrate, high sugar feed may provide more energy than he needs. Adjust his feed to fit his work level and event you show him in. Too much high energy feed can make it hard for the horse to focus. Factor #2 – Hormones or heat cycles If you are riding a mare, be observant of her behavior when she is in heat. Almost all mares change when they are cycling. Some get excessive energy, others become dull and sticky or mad at your legs. Certain mares get angry at other horses. If you are riding a mare that becomes very difficult you may try putting them on Regumate. Some of our show mares are on Regumate to keep their attitude consistent during show season. The most common situation I find is that my mares have a lot more energy 24 • Saddle Up • August 2011

when they are in heat. Stallions are also greatly affected by hormones. Factor #3 – Young or green horse Another factor to consider is the age of your horse. Young horses have a shorter attention span than older horses. They also don’t have the self discipline and patience that older horses acquire. Young horses require repetition. They learn by consistency. It takes hundreds of times to perform a maneuver before it is ingrained in their mind for them to become broke. I teach my young horses self discipline by leaving them tied for periods of time. I might also ride them at different times of the day and constantly change their routine. I may ride them at a meal time or in the evening. I try not to get them dependant on a routine. Shows are unpredictable and I may have to compete during a meal time. A horse can become very upset by this. They must realize that they still have to behave no matter what the time of day or what the circumstance is. Factor #4 – Poor Attention Span or a spooky horse Some horses have a poor attention span. Often they are horses that spook or ones that want to look at things. This personality type may be genetic; some of it could also be a learned behavior. You can teach your horse to be spooky. This happens through body language and subtle signals through your body that there is something to worry about as you approach a scary or challenging object. If your horse feels your fear, this tells him that it is a big deal and he may react or spook, which causes you to react even more. You may be unconsciously causing a pattern of learned behavior. Become aware of your signals. Breathe and relax while approaching intimidating obstacles. When he reacts, act as if it is no big deal. Keep going back and forth by the object until he can relax. Stop your horse by the scary spot, stand there until you hear him breathe and relax. Do not overreact! If you are able, tie them out in different places and leave them there until they can relax can stand quietly. Factor #5 – Negative past experiences This is a really important factor, because if you have a horse that you did not own during all of his training he may have some negative reactions to your cues or pressure, it might be because of his past training. As an example, if he overreacts when you pick him up in the face and he becomes unreasonable, it may be that someone who rode him jerked him or scared him. You can undo negative past experiences with time and patience, but the first step is diagnosing the problem. To repair damage you must turn HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Training with Dana, cont’d the bad experience in to a good one or in the least an okay experience. Factor #6 – Soreness If your horse is sore somewhere he will have trouble focusing. If something just doesn’t feel right, seek the help of a professional. An uncomfortable horse cannot be expected to give you his best. TIP #2 – Do not get emotional I have a saying, “stay out emotionally.” This can be very difficult and I know that all too well. Most people show or ride because they enjoy their horses and it means a great deal to them. When you are riding a horse and you cannot figure out what is going wrong or he is fighting you, it is easy to get upset. This can turn into anger, which your horse can feel. Your emotions truly come out in your cues in how you communicate with your horse. If your horse is unwilling or refusing you, try to approach it like it is his problem, not yours. Separate yourself emotionally. Your horse is making his choices and he can have the consequences. If you feel that your horse has bad past experiences, does not understand, or is confused, then take your time. Isolate the problem or refusal and deal with that one

thing until you break through. I have been on horses for long periods of time until I had a break through and started to get to the other side of my problem. Sometimes breaking through in a small area paves the way and builds the relationship (or respect), until he goes ahead and gives up the fight. TIP #3 – Isolate and work on the body part that is refusing you This goes back to understanding and diagnosing the problem. I often see people label a horse as ‘bad’ or being a ‘jerk’. That tends to promote you to a state of anger leading to jerking or spurring the horse to solve the problem. I want to isolate what part of their body said “no” and then correct that body part rather than the whole horse. Ride intelligently and be mindful. Be smarter than the horse! For example, if he is refusing to give his face, then work on getting his face and focus on that until you conquer it. Often, I find horses that are angry at or resisting my leg or spur. I will put my leg on them and perform exercises or maneuvers to get them to say “yes” to me until I get on the winning side of the argument. Attacking and fighting the whole horse

often snowballs into a bigger problem. Many horses are angry because someone mistakenly diagnosed the problem and then attacked the whole horse instead the body part that refused. Your horse cannot control his circumstance but you can. Create an environment where he can learn. Where he can receive what you’re giving him. Evaluate yourself and how you are asking and teaching, “your delivery” so to speak. As you work as a team you slowly build a relationship and you will create enough authority in the relationship that you can take him into difficult places. He will still listen to you and obey your cues. Keep your emotions in check and you will go farther with your horse. 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. (See her listing in business Services under Trainers/coaches.)

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Equine Canada Update By Julie Cull Canadian Eventing 2011 Pan American Games Following a successful spring training and competition program, the Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee (CE HPC) is pleased to announce the names of the Canadian Eventing Squad for the Pan American Games, October 21–23, 2011, to be held at the Club Hipica and Santa Sophia Country Club in Guadalajara, Mexico. Named to the Squad (in alphabetical order) are: Hawley Bennett-Awad, Langley BC / Five O’Clock Somewhere, 2001, bay, American TB Gelding Owner: Rider, Sue Church & Kimberley Barron Rebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, BC / Roquefort, 1998, black, KWPN/ TB Gelding Owner: Rider & The Fork Stables Micheline Jordan, Ottawa, ON / Irish Diamonds, 1998, bay, Canadian TB Gelding Owner: Rider Jordan McDonald, Oakville, ON / Apple Cider, 1999, dark bay, KWPN/ TB Gelding Owner: Amanda & Jorge Bernhard Danica Moore, Salmon Arm, BC / Utah B, 2001, bay, KWPN gelding Owner: Rider Selena O’Hanlon, Elgin, ON / Foxwood High, 2003, bay, Canadian Sport Horse Gelding Owner: John Rumble

Waylon Roberts Top North American at Test Event Canadian Waylon Roberts finished in 13th place in the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational CIC 2*, held July Waylon Roberts and Blockbuster III. 4–6, 2011 in London Photo by Kimberley Gallagher. (GBR) held on the site of the equestrian events for the 2012 Olympic Games. Roberts, of Port Perry, ON, riding Blockbuster III, a 14-year-old British- bred bay gelding that Roberts co-owns with Boogie Machin, earned the pairs best ever dressage score, a 55.20, to kick off the competition in 17th place out of 39 starters representing 23 nations. Roberts and Blockbuster III navigated Sue Benson’s cross country course through historic Greenwich Park adding just 2.8 time penalties to their score which moved the pair up to 16th place. Using the Games system of individual final place scoring, Roberts and Blockbuster III piloted two rounds of jumping, having only the last rail on the second course down, to finish as the top North American competitor in 13th place overall with a score of 62. Canadian Kathryn Robinson, who currently resides in England, partnered with Let It Bee, her own 10-year-old German-bred gelding, finished in 18th place. With a dressage score of 62.40, Robinson added only 3.20 additional cross country time penalty points followed by two flawless rounds of jumping to finish with a score of 65.60. The competition was won by Great Britain’s Piggy French and DHI Topper. Jump Canada Announces Long List The long list of candidates for the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the 2011 Pan American Games taking place in Guadalajara, MEX, October 25 to 29 include: In alphabetical order, the rider and horse are: Jonathan Asselin, Calgary, AB / Showgirl / Owner: Attaché Stables Yann Candele, Caledon, ON / Pitareusa / Owner: Susan Grange Game Ready / Owner: Susan Grange Mac Cone, King City, ON / Unanimous / Owner: The Unanimous Group and Southern Ways Equestrian Ltd. Angela Covert-Lawrence, St. Lazare, QC / Utan / Owner: Eastwood Group Jill Henselwood, Oxford Mills, ON / George / Owner: Brian Gingras Eric Lamaze, Schomberg, ON / Sidoline Van de Centaur / Owner: Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms LLC Coriana Van Klapscheut / Owner: Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms LLC Atlete Van T Heike / Owner: Torrey Pines Stable and Artisan Farms LLC Amy Millar, Perth, ON / Costa Rica Z / Owner: Matthews and Millar Brooke Farm Inc. Ian Millar, Perth, ON / In Style / Owner: Susan Grange and Lothlorien Farm

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Equine Canada, cont’d Star Power / Owner: Team Works Dryden / Owner: Susan Grange and Ariel Grange Jonathon Millar, Perth, ON / Contino 14 / Owner: Millar Brooke Farm John Pearce, Bermuda Dunes, CA / Son of a Gun / Owner: Forest View Farm Chianto / Owner: Alison Moore Chris Pratt, Valencia, CA / Cruise / Owner: Indigo Farms LLC Jenna Thompson, Calgary, AB / Zeke / Owner: Jenna Thompson The final four athletes will be named to the Canadian Show Jumping Team by September 14. Canadian Para-Dressage Team Finishes Third Following the first stop of their European Tour, Canadian ParaDressage riders have earned top scores in their Freestyle tests and finished in third place in the team competition while competing at the CPEDI 3* Hartpury Festival of Dressage at Hartpury College, in Gloucestershire, GBR, held July 13–15, 2011. The team comprised of Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC; Eleonore Elstone of Langley, BC; Ashley Gowanlock of Vancouver, BC and Jody Schloss of Toronto, ON, finished in third place overall with 402.117 points, the highest team placing ever achieved by the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team at a European competition. First place was awarded to the team from Great Britain with a score of 434.162. The team from Ireland won second place with 419.922. In the Grade II Freestyle, Barwick rode her team horse Off To

Paris, Equine Canada’s 10-year-old Oldenburg mare, to second place with a score of 74.050%. With her Canadian Para-Dressage second horse Ferdonia 2, her own Team. Photo by Kevin Sparrow, 12-year-old Oldenburg mare, Barwick International Equestrian scored 72.150% for third place. Photographer Riding Why Not G, an 8-yearold Dutch Warmblood gelding that she co-owns with Kelleigh Kulscar, Elstone earned a score of 66.100% for sixth place in the Grade IV Freestyle. In the Grade 1B Freestyle, Gowanlock and Alexander (Sandy) Mitchell’s Donnymaskell, a 12-year-old Ashley Gowanlock and Hanoverian gelding, received a score Donny. Photo by Kevin of 68.250% for third place. This was the Sparrow, International Equestrian Photographer pair’s third time they placed third in the competition, making it one of their most successful outings on the world stage. Schloss, riding Inspector Rebus, her own 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, placed seventh in the Grade 1A Freestyle, while Robyn Andrews of St Johns, NL, who is competing as an individual, finished just behind Schloss, in eighth place with a score of 63.650%, riding Fancianna, her 10-year-old Warmblood mare.

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Spruce Meadows Report By Melodie Lamarche Photos courtesy of Spruce Meadows Media Services Canada One Tournament June 30-July 3 June 30th, the opening day of the Spruce Meadows Canada One CSI 4* tournament featured world class entries competing. Great West Life Cup - Top 3 1st Leslie Howard, USA, Utah 2nd Michael Whitaker, GBR, Viking 3rd Mario Deslauriers, USA, Diablo Cargill Cup - Top 3 1st Rich Fellers, USA, McGuinness 2nd Richard Spooner, USA, Quirino 3 3rd Ellen Whitaker, GBR, Arena UK Lando Leslie Howard receiving the RSA Cup – Top 3 trophy by Scott Taylor, Vice President Asset Management. 1st Michael Whitaker, GBR, Viking 2nd McLain Ward, USA, Rothchild 3rd Daniel Bluman, COL, Fatalis Fatum July 1st - Two time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward (USA) bested an international entry of 52 to score his first victory at the “Canada One” Tournament in the WestJet Cup. WestJet Cup – Top 3 1st McLain Ward, USA, Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve 2nd Mario Deslauriers, USA, Urico 3rd Guy Thomas, NZL, Lavito July 2nd – Two time Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward (USA) narrowly defeated Mario Deslauriers in a jump off to win the Talisman Energy Cup. Talisman Energy Cup – Top 3 1st McLain Ward, USA, Vocas 2nd Mario Deslauriers, USA, Vicomte D 3rd Eric Lamaze, CAN, Coriana Van Klapscheut Show Jumping legend Ian Millar showed the world why he is still considered amongst the best in the sport by winning the RBC Financial Group Cup in convincing fashion today. RBC Financial Group Cup – Top 3 1st Ian Millar, CAN, In Style 2nd Jennifer Crooks, IRL, SF Uryadi Bruce MacKenzie, Regional President, 3rd Katherine Dinan, presents the trophy to winner Ian Millar. USA, Vancouver July 3rd – On the final day of the Canada One Tournament McLain Ward aboard Oh D’Eole, jumped to victory in the West Canadian Cup competition. West Canadian Cup – Top 3 1st McLain Ward, USA, Oh d’Eole 2nd Tiffany Foster, CAN, Victor 3rd Michael Whitaker, GBR, Wild Rose American team veteran Rich Fellers jumped to victory in the 28 • Saddle Up • August 2011

$65,000 ESSO Challenge World Cup, teamed up with his 15-year-old Irish bred stallion, Flexible, to post two flawless rounds. “Flexible is the smallest horse in the field but he’s naturally fast and I love to ride fast. It works out well,” said Fellers of his victory. That left the competition with their jaws dropping in disbelief at the pace he carried while still jumping clear. ESSO Challenge World Cup Qualifier – Top 3 1st Rich Fellers, USA, Flexible 2nd Mario Deslauriers, USA, Urico 3rd Kent Farrington, USA, Uceko North American Tournament July 6-10 July 6th - American stars Rich Fellers and Mario Glenn Scott, Senior Vice President, Deslauriers dominated Resources Division Imperial Oil opening day with wins in the presents the trophy to Rich Fellers. three international division events. Sun Life Financial “Reach For the Sun” – Top 3 1st Rich Fellers, USA, Flexible 2nd Kent Farrington, USA, Uceko 3rd Shane Sweetnam, IRL, Traffic Boy Bantrel Cup – Top 3 1st Mario Deslauriers, USA, Vicomte D 2nd Eric Lamaze, CAN, Sidoline Van De Centaur 3rd Beezie Madden, USA, Cortes C Suncast Cup - Top 3 1st Rich Fellers, USA, McGuinness 2nd Ellen Whitaker, GBR, Arena UK Lando 3rd Kent Farrington, USA, Valhalla July 7th - History was made this evening with 16-year-old Caitin Zeigler (USA) becoming the youngest ever winner of an FEI event in the Spruce Meadows International Ring. Riding her 13-yearold mare, Valencia, Zeigler bested an international field of 32 horse/rider Shane MacKay, Vice President, Regional Sales combinations with Manager, Western Canada presents Caitlin Zeigler with the winners’ cheque. a convincing double clear, and a 3 second margin of victory in a 7 horse jump-off in the 1.5m AON Cup. AON Cup – Top 3 1st Caitlin Ziegler, USA, Valencia 2nd Nicole Simpson, USA, Candle Light Van De Warande 3rd Beezie Madden, USA, Danny Boy HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Spruce Meadows, cont’d Beezie Madden scored her first win of the season in the D-Line Cup. Madden lead off the jump off field with her talented 13-year-old mare, Coral Reef Via Volo, posted just one of two double clear score cards and took the victory. D-Line Cup – Top 3 1st Beezie Madden, USA, Coral Reef Via Volo 2nd Jonathan Asselin, CAN, Showgirl 3rd Richard Spooner, USA, Cristallo July 8th – It was Richard Spooner (USA) aboard the 14-year-old Dutch mare, Pariska, who proved to be unbeatable with a double clear and almost a full second in hand ahead of his closest competitor Mario Deslauriers. Pepsi Challenge – Top 3 1st Richard Spooner, USA, Pariska 2 2nd Mario Deslauriers, USA, Whistler 3rd Kent Farrington, USA, Valhalla Later in the evening, Spooner cemented victory in the Lafarge Cup, aboard Apache, a 12-year-old bay gelding, Lafarge Cup – Top 3 1st Richard Spooner, USA, Apache 2nd McLain Ward, USA, Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve 3rd Leslie Howard, USA, Lennox Lewis 2 July 9th –The TD Cup 1.50m led off the day with 26 entries. Tiffany Foster of Canada aboard her 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Victor, proved victorious. Foster Bob Cooper, President – Cement was “over the moon” with Western Business Unit, Lafarge excitement and quick to praise her Canada presents the trophy to horse Victor. “Wasn’t he wonderful? Richard Spooner. He’s just fantastic!” Tiffany is a student of Eric Lamaze, who stated that he couldn’t think of a more deserving person to win. TD Cup – Top 3 1st Tiffany Foster, CAN, Vistor 2nd Hannah Selleck, USA, ES Carando Z 3rd Michael Whitaker, GBR, Wild Rose Over 36,000 fans Tiffany Foster aboard Victor. joined the Canadian Governor General His Excellency, the Right Honourable, David Johnston, his wife Her Excellency, Sharon Johnston, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Loreen for the feature competition of the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup. The day was filled with a tribute to the Military and their families. The Governor General represented the Queen in the ceremonies and took the salute from the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Royal HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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Equine Highlights from the 2011 Calgary Stampede By Todd Kimberley. Photos courtesy of Calgary Stampede

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quine-based events provide critical threads in the fabric of the Calgary Stampede. The Stampede’s heavy Horse component and its trio of Western Performance Horse events – the Team Cattle Penning Competition, the Cutting Horse Competition, and the Working Cow Horse Classic – are perennial crowd pleasers, with top-notch competition arriving from across the continent. “In all three of our Western Performance Horse events, we saw really outstanding times and scores this year. And those were a good indication of the caliber of horses and riders competing here at the Stampede,” says Hans Kollewyn, who chairs the Stampede’s Western Performance Horse committee. “When you combine the excellence in horses and riders from both sides of the (Canada-United States) border, it’s most impressive. It’s a tightly knit group, even though there’s a lot of distance separating them.” John Swales of Millarville, Alta., and Maximum In the Stampede’s Team Penning Competition, brothers Joel and Jordan Lesh of Stillwater, Echo show winning form en route to victory in the Open Bridle category. Winning his fourth Okla., along with Brian Buckner of Magee, Miss., claimed the title in the Open Class – the straight Open Bridle crown, and seventh Stampede’s feature class, in terms of horse and rider skill and experience, taking home a cheque overall, collecting $2,850. for $10,266. Wallace McComish of Stettler, Alta., and father-and-son team Bob and Russell Armstrong of Armstrong, BC, won the 14 Class final, splitting a prize of $15,450. Will Hanson of Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., Preston Fleming of Sherwood Park, Alta., and Brian Cardinal of Millet, Alta., teamed up to win the 10 Class crown, earning $22,263. And in the 7 Class final, George De Jonge, his daughter Cathy Sinclair, and his granddaughter Taylor Sinclair, all of Langley, BC, rode away with Stampede buckles and a cheque for $18,081. The Stampede’s team Suzon Schaal of Millarville, Alta., and Genuine penning is one of the richest and most (L to R) Taylor Sinclair, George De Jonge, and Brown Gal go through their paces in the Cathy Sinclair, all of Langley, BC, won the 7 Class prestigious such events in North America, reined work Working Cow Horse Classic. They final splitting a championship cheque worth drawing 492 teams from across the continent captured their second Non-Pro Bridle title in $18,081. and dangling a prize purse of $225,000 this three years, triggering a $1,875 pay day. year. The Stampede’s 39th annual Cutting Horse Competition, a participating event on the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series for the third straight year, turned into a true California gold rush. Russ Westfall of Los Olivos, Calif., claimed the Open division aboard Lil Bit Reckless, laying down a 226 in the final and collecting $12,753. Carol Ward of Rancho Murieta, Calif., nabbed the Non-Pro crown on Lil Dulce Lu, posting a 221 and earning $12,509. Meanwhile, Russ’s son Brandon Brandon Westfall, 11, of Los Olivos, Calif., and Lil Westfall, 11, won the Youth Dusty Lola, won the Youth class of the Cutting Horse division with a 220-point ride Competition, scoring a 220. on Lil Dusty Lola. John Swales of Millarville, Alta., won his fourth straight Open Bridle title, and seventh overall, during the Working Cow Horse Classic. Swales teamed up with Maximum Echo for a two-day aggregate score of 296.5, holding off Vance Kaglea of High River, Alta., and Smoke N Pep to earn a $2,850 pay day. Zane Davis of Whitehall, Mont., claimed the Open Hackamore division aboard Reymanator, posting a two-day aggregate of 297 and taking home $3,165. Suzon Schaal of Millarville, Alta., teamed up with Genuine Brown Gal to capture the Non-Pro Bridle championship for the second time in three years, cashing a cheque for $1,875 with a 287 aggregate. The Stampede’s Heavy Horse Pull drew 23 teams from as far away as Oregon, Randy Dodge’s Belgian duo of Red and Rocky show Washington, and Saskatchewan. Randy Dodge of Albany, Ore., won his first winning form in winning the lightweight division final of the Calgary crown since 2007 on Friday, as his Belgian team of Red and Rocky claimed Heavy Horse Pull, taking home $3,000 for the win. 30 • Saddle Up • August 2011

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2011 Calgary Stampede, cont’d the lightweight division. Dodge followed it up one night later, winning the middleweight division thanks to the pulling efforts of Herb and Mike. And on Sunday, Dodge tasted victory once more – this time, holding the reins of the Airdrie, Alta.-based Soderglen Ranches team of Ben and Roy – in the heavyweight division to close out the show. Brian Coleman, originally of Didsbury, Alta., but now based in Wyoming, won his second consecutive World Champion Six Horse Hitch Competition by driving the Jackson Fork Ranch outfit of Bondurant, Wyo., to victory over 13 other rigs from across North America. The Jackson A heavyweight team from Airdrie’s Soderglen Ranches, the Fork Ranch unit, which uses Antony Family-supported Belgian duo of Ben and Roy, sets a new Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Pull weight record in the Percherons, is the only hitch heavyweight division, pulling a 13,300-pound sled the full 14 to have taken home a $10,000 feet. Stampede cheque using mare power, and has now done so two years running. William (Runt) Rageth 1225 Main Street, Pincher Creek, AB of Harris, Mo., clinched the 403-627-3606 Stampede’s second annual pccoopag@telus.net Cowboy Up Challenge outclassing a 12-team Pine saddle raCk with international field in the original Pen and ink drawing championship final – and The Jackson Fork Ranch outfit of Bondurant, Wyo., using one only... taking home the winner’s Percheron mare power, won its second straight World cheque for $7,000 – with a Champion Six Horse Hitch Competition at the Calgary fast, smooth ride aboard his Stampede, worth $10,000. 10-year-old Grade gelding Burdock. First Knight’s Flyin Hearts Champagne & Roses, owned by Calgarian K.C. Pappas’ First Knight Miniatures stables, was named Art work not exActly As shown Supreme Halter Horse as the reg $700 overall champion of the 31st annual Canadian National Miniature Horse sAle Price $400 Show. • Quality Tack Horse Haven, based in the • Classic & Wizard Ropes Agriculture Barns, featured 17 breeds of light horses that live and thrive • Pet Supplies James Anderson of Strathmore, Alta., and his quarterin Alberta, with 10 days’ worth of • Supplements horse CK Olena Doc were reserve champions in the exhibitions and presentations. • Feed, Salt and Minerals second annual Cowboy Up Challenge, pocketing For the first time since it was $4,000. • Twister Shelters introduced in 2009, there will be • CCIA Tags no winner this year of the Elite • Biologicals Western Rider Award, presented by O’Connor Associates Environmental Inc., since no • Calving Supplies competitor finished in the top third of • Card Lock standings in at least two of three WPH events.

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Cariboo Chatter By Mark McMillan

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espite the lack of summer weather through July, both the Green Lake Gymkhana and the 70 Mile Driving Event saw good crowds, good entry numbers and really, pretty good weather - even sunshine (I’m touching wood as I write this). Cariboo folks are trying to decide which week will be summer this year! Global Warming? Ya, right... as we put on our coats to go check the hay fields to see if the water is running away. On July 9, at Green Lake, the Gymkhana was once again a super event. We took three of our horses for three girls that were staying here (two were from Germany and one from Prince George) and all three did very well. They even brought home a few ribbons! Both the horse and spectator numbers were up over last year. GYMKHANA RESULTS SENIOR: Pole Bending 1st: Dennis Gunn; 2nd: Punky Mulvahill Stake Race 1st: Nicole Hoessl; 2nd: Karen MacLeod Barrel Race 1st: Nicole Hoessl; 2nd: Dennis Gunn KeyHole Race 1st: Dennis Gunn; 2nd: Karen MacLeod INTERMEDIATE: Pole Bending 1st: Sarah Gilmour; 2nd: Madison Dann Stake Race 1st: Sarah Gilmour; 2nd: Madison Dann Barrel Race 1st: Madison Dann; 2nd: Sarah Gilmour KeyHole Race 1st: Sarah Gilmour; 2nd: Maggy Westenhoff JUNIOR: Pole Bending 1st: Kaylee Billyboy; 2nd: Kailey Dube Stake Race 1st: Kaylee Billyboy; 2nd: Cassidy Mellott Barrel Race 1st: Taylor McCullough; 2nd: Kailey Dube KeyHole Race 1st: Cassidy Mellott; 2nd: Kaylee Billyboy PEEWEE: Pole Bending 1st: Rayelle Robinson; 2nd: Wyatt McCullough Stake Race 1st: Rayelle Robinson; 2nd: Wyatt McCullough Barrel Race 1st: Rayelle Robinson; 2nd: Dane Robinson KeyHole Race 1st: Dane Robinson; 2nd: Wyatt McCullough OPEN CLASSES RIBBON RACE 1st: Punky Mulvahill & Kaylee Billyboy; 2nd: Dennis Gunn & Nicole Hoessl MUSICAL TIRES 1st: Wesley Foss; 2nd: Alicia Williamson BOOT RACE 1st: Madison Dann; 2nd: Wesley Foss

The Combined Driving Marathon at Huber Farm on Sunday, July 10, saw entry numbers very close to last year.

The four-up hitch of Friesians that was there last year couldn’t make it this year because they had to transport our Prime Minister in Calgary... hmm, priorities... what about 70 Mile House! We kept our eyes and Meadow Springs horses enjoy some grass between events cameras on the obstacle course, including the water hazard, and were really impressed with the quality of entries. It was a really enjoyable day. See the full story on pages 36-37. Emmy Lou Stoeter rounding the Nancy McMinn on Razzberry at The 100 Mile Hunter Jumper Clinic (photo by second barrel heading for a 3rd place ribbon Outriders Club Jan Kidston) hosted a clinic Gymkhana fan - spectator or competitor. with Jay O’Jay on June 25-26. Jay worked It’s the second, and final, Watch Lake on general horsemanship, both on the Green Lake Gymkhana for this year and ground and mounted, and everyone promises to be another fun day! There was enthusiastic about their learning are plenty of local places to camp or experience. Jay also taught several lessons rent a cabin for the weekend; see www. in Clinton on Saturday morning and CaribooVacations.com. It is a beautiful Monday morning on his way to and from area with great fishing, and when you add 100 Mile House. the Gymkhana, it’s well worth a trip to the On July 9-10, Cat Armitage of South Cariboo! Chilliwack gave a hunter/jumper clinic The 4th Annual Cariboo Plateau at Cordova Farm in Clinton. It was well Competitive Trail Ride, August 12-13, attended, and lessons were offered in will accept a maximum of 30 riders in Supergreen, Green, Intermediate, and total, in levels 1, 2 and 3. Although at press Advanced levels. time it was almost full, there might still Saturday, August 13, is another be an open spot. So, if you’re interested in day to mark on your calendar if you’re a signing up, give Joanne Macaluso a call at

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Claudia Westenhoff doing the pole bending on Fletcher

Claudia and Maggy Westenhoff (from Germany) in the ribbon race

(250) 456-7320 or email her at joanne_ macaluso@bcit.ca. It will be held at the Hills Health Ranch again this year and looks to be another great ride. The 100 Mile Agriplex Society will be hosting a BBQ at the Hills Health Ranch on August 20 to raise money to repair the Stan Halcro Arena. Folks can bring their horses and ride the beautiful surrounding area or go for a hike and enjoy a day of fun with other outdoor enthusiasts. There are corrals available for people who want to stay overnight and access the hot tubs and saunas. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Randy at (250) 395-5175. Barkerville Cowboy and Drover Jubilee is fast approaching on September 9-11, 2011. Horses and riders will be welcome if they ride in for the weekend. The music lineup will include Butch Falk, Bud Webb, Allen Christie, and the Gordie West Band. There will also be a cowboy poetry tent, “Northern Star” amateur singing competition and Cowboy Church in the oldest wooden church in BC! See their ad on page 35.

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Cowboy Poetry HAYIN’ IN THE CARIBOO 70 Mile they say has two seasons every year, one is winter and the other is August, I fear. This makes it difficult to try and fill the barn with hay and we need lots to feed the critters through till May.

Layin’ under a haybind, well it’s not my favourite spot, specially when the wife goes by, on her horse, at a trot. She’s taking out guests for a ride, to get a little pay, so I can afford to fix the machine, and keep making hay.

Now we try to make our hay on a swamp meadow, a wet year seems I get stuck bout every second row. A dry year’s different, things can go along quite well only bogged a couple of times, hardly a story to tell.

Well hayin’s ok I guess, but it gets kind of boring goin’ round and round, listening to the engine roaring. Seems you can go forever in a circle with a haybind in tow, watching the grass fall behind row, after row, after row.

That’s usually when you hear a big ugly bang, you see a strip behind being missed, gosh dang. Or maybe some other words from your mouth do spout, but it takes some fixin’ before you really start to shout.

You have to think bout the winter months ahead, and picture all the critters happy as they’re fed. Just think, you get it all made and bring it all in, a few months, and you roll it all out where it was to begin.

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greatest passions, second only to working with his horses. He always said he’d rather ride than drive. Mike is Canada’s most published Cowboy Poet, and will always be remembered as such. Two of his books received the Will Rogers Medallion Award for Excellence in Cowboy Poetry. All three of his CDs were nominated for Cowboy Poetry Album of the Year and in 2009 he was named the Academy of Western Artist’s Cowboy Poet of the Year. Mike received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medallion in 2003 and in 2006 was one of the nominees for Canadian Parliamentary Poet laureate. Mike’s legacy as a Cowboy Poet is a testament to his courage to take his own advice in life, that you can be whatever you choose to be. Those who achieve success are those who take a dream and make it come true. There was a very well attended Celebration of Mike’s Life at the Calvary

Community Church on Thursday, June 30. Officiating were Pastor Don Maione (Calvary Church) and Pastor Bryn Thiessen (Alberta Cowboy Poet). Mike’s nephew, Steven Puhallo, read the Eulogy, I spoke a few words as a friend and on behalf of the BCCHS, Cowboy Poet Dave Longworth read the Cowboy Prayer, and Allen Chrisite (Alberta cowboy singer) sang a couple of Mike’s favourite songs. Mike believed in the value of education and sought to support others in realizing their dreams. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the BC Cowboy Heritage Society scholarship fund at: www. bcchs.com. Mike will be missed by many, but his poetry will live on forever! Tribute by Mark McMillan Photo courtesy Kamloops Daily News HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


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Cariboo Trails CDE 2011 By Kathy Stanley Photos by Rein-Beau Images

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his was the 5th annual Cariboo Trails CDE. Usually weather is not a major concern for events, but this year, the weather being what it was, the organizers knew it could make or break the event. The Thursday before the event, it was raining and cold as the competitors started to arrive from the many directions they travelled: the Kootneys, Interior, Okanagan, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, Cariboo and Bulkley Valley. Friday started with rain, but then cleared to an enjoyable evening for the vet check which each of our equine partners had to pass to be eligible to compete over the two-day event. The vet check was followed with our competitor’s social, supper and orientation. Our Technical Delegate, Doug Orr from Alberta, explained the courses, some of the rules of the event and let everyone know that he was the man to go to with any and all questions. Our judges Muffy Seaton from South Carolina and Lorraine Hill from Alberta were also introduced and given a chance to say a few words to the competitors. Early Saturday morning, the competitors were up getting acquainted with the dressage ring and the cones Hobby Farm or Guest Ranch in BC’s Spectacular South Chilcotin!

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course. There were patterns to memorize and dressage tests to walk so that the drivers would be familiar with the layout. Dressage is won by practicing, practicing, practicing as well as using the arena properly, so knowing it is of utmost importance. Points are lost on the cones course if a driver loses sight of the next gate, and the balance and forward motion, that is so important, is lost. Knowing the cones course well keeps the drivers’ competitive nerves from confusing them on the course. Placings on Saturday set the drivers up for the marathon on Sunday. In combined driving each point is a penalty, so the lower the scores, the more room the drivers have for errors on course. Competition being what it is, even a small error can take a driver out of the placings. On Saturday night, we had our competitor’s dinner. The food was prepared and served by the 70 Mile Volunteer Fire Department. Those folks can cook! It was a wonderful meal. Everyone enjoyed the meal along with the conversation of how they did that day and what they were hoping Sunday would be for them. Before the supper, the competitors loaded into trucks and went out to see the marathon course. The TD, Doug, used this time to explain and point out the areas that would need special attention. Competitors can make a note of the type of surfaces they will be covering, so that they will know how to pace their animal to keep moving within the time allowed. After supper, most of the drivers and navigators were out walking the obstacles - getting to know the order of the gates, the footing, and looking for that short cut that might give them an edge over their competition. I have to tell you though, as we are all friends, we do share this information freely with anyone who looks like they need some assistance. A mistake in the obstacles can mean penalty points or elimination. Sunday was a perfect day for the

marathon, cool and cloudy. It made it much more comfortable for the horses, ponies, minis and donkeys to do their jobs and pull the carts the kilometres needed within the time allowed. It is up to the driver and navigator to keep the hitch on the proper course, through the obstacle gates in the proper order, and to keep their equine partner comfortable and confident. This year we had 35 entries, including a set of four in-hand minis, one unicorn hitch of minis, one tandem hitch of Fjord crosses, pairs of standardbred horses, welsh ponies, and minis, as well as one standard donkey, one miniature donkey, and single horses, ponies and minis. At the end of the event, the placings were as follows: Training Multiple Hitch 1st: Ethne Koshman from Pritchard driving Tammy and Inde as a Tandem 2nd: Audrey MacDonald from Maple Ridge driving Robin and Evan as a pair Training Donkey 1st: Trudy Leishman from Mission driving Sarah 2nd: Pat Strang from Mission driving Mystic Training VSE 1st: Dave Franklin from Aldergrove driving Jewel and Tonka 2nd: Helen Howell from Mission driving Sammy Training Pony 1st: Carina Krahn from Lac La Hache driving Memory 2nd: Rosalie Turcotte from Mission driving Margo Training Horse 1st: Elisa Marocchi from Buffalo Creek driving Dans Le Coeur 2nd: Sharyn Nixon from Winlaw driving Copper Preliminary Pony 1st: Trudy Leishman from Mission driving Jack 2nd: Carina Krahn from Lac La Hache driving Itakavra Preliminary Multiple Hitch 1st: Charlie Veinotte from Maple Ridge driving Miniman, Reese, Ricky and Rocky 2nd: Shirley Bradbury from Langley driving Rowdy, Jamaica and Nelson Preliminary Horse 1st: Dennis Waller from Ladysmith driving Glenfiddich 2nd: Kay Veinotter from Maple Ridge driving Marlowe Overall Awards Best Dressage Training: Carina Krahn, 40.54 penalties Best Dressage Preliminary: Carina Krahn, 56.82 penalties Best dressage Miniature Horse: Dave Franklin, 45.32 penalties Training Overall Winner: Dave Franklin, 45.32 penalties Preliminary Overall winner: Charlie Veinotte, 113.95 penalties Donkey Overall Winner: Trudy Leishman, 83.24 penalties

Cheryle’s point of view: The Marathon Phase The phrase “horse-friendly” was truly an understatement at the event. This was the 5th year of hosting the event, and this time I was lucky enough to attend representing Saddle Up magazine. I thank Ken Huber for being so receptive, and special mention of Nancy at the entrance HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


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gate, the volunteer gal who directed me to the right locations to be able to photograph the event. A dedicated driver, Ellen Hockley, took me under her wing and answered every question I had, giving me a new appreciation of the sport. I have photographed many events over the years, but I must say that I was truly impressed with the love and efforts all competitors showed towards each other. The 100 Mile Food Bank benefitted from the Admission proceeds, which I hear was over $300 - good on you! Kudos to the staff of the new 70 Mile General Store, just across the road from the event, for the best-ever breaky sandwich that got me on my way, along with their own “gas guy” who brought “service with a smile” back to our vocabulary. The 70 Mile Fire Department volunteered the first aid on site, plus set up their concession booth, which was so appreciated. The veterinarians from Cache Creek Veterinary Centre were on site doing checks The two-day event in 70 Mile House should be marked on all calendars for next year as an event to attend! - Cheryle Hickman, Rein-Beau Images

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Bridge Lake Rodeo By Jaime Law Photos by Rein-Beau Images

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ur 62nd Annual Bridge Lake Stampede was held on July 2nd this year. We got lucky and had some great weather, helping attendance and contestants both. Announcer Terry Denault helped keep everything running smoothly along with our many volunteers. Winners included: Raven Gentry of Lone Butte BC - All Around Cowgirl; and Riley Isnardy of Ashcroft BC - All Around Cowboy. Jonah Antoine took 1st place in Calf Roping, with Clint Maier taking 1st in Saddle Bronc. Branden Daniel of Cache Creek BC took 1st in both Men’s Cow and Bull Riding. Junior event winners included: Jamie MacDonald in Barrels; Raven Gentry in Steer Riding; Jessica Fremlin in Steer Daubing; and BJ Isnardy in Breakaway Roping.

Thank-you to all of our contestants and spectators for another successful stampede!!

Williams Lake Children’s Wish Ride 2011 By Andy Sullivan

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he Williams Lake Children’s Wish Ride took place June 12. Once again thanks to Karla and Rene Leclerc of Minton Creek Ranch. In spite of all the rain we have had this spring Mother Nature came through with a sunny day. A light breeze throughout the day kept the bugs somewhat under control and all 28 participants enjoyed their trip along the Aspen and Fir lined trails. Two trails were available, one at 15 km and the other 8 km. The two routes provided all riders with an interesting outing given their choice of distance. The 38 • Saddle Up • August 2011

main group of riders started off from the ranch around 10:30 a.m. with additional participants going out as they arrived. As the riders returned they were treated to hot dogs and chili along with an opportunity to relax and visit with friends. The 28 riders did a great job in raising pledges for the Children’s Wish Foundation. Our local merchants were also very generous with their donations which made up a silent auction table. The funds raised at the annual Children’s

Wish ride this year totalled $3,600. Also thanks to all the volunteers who made the ride a great success.

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ne of my 17 fans called to ask where Greg’s column had gone to and they were quite concerned that Nancy had maybe hog-tied me and left me in front of the computer until I wrote my column. Some horse husbands tend to be forgotten until chore time, but not to worry, as the crew boss knows where I am at least once during the day. I will readily admit that I have missed the print deadline on an issue or two and I usually try not to be late (From Editor… “yeah right”), so I don’t tick off my editor/wife, and as far as I can remember I have only been bumped off a page a few times in the past ten years. Sometimes the rambling just doesn’t come together and since the editor Nancy posing in the arena after the hail storm. has the final say as to what goes in to the magazine and what gets sent back for a re-write… Boy oh boy! Just when you think you don’t have anything new to write about a tremendous hail storm hits and all hell breaks loose. The deafening noise of the giant hail stones smashing into the tin roof of the barn had driven the horses out and they had broken through a rail and were running around the outdoor arena in a state of panic. Inside the house we were having our own panic situation because we could see the hail was really bombarding them and they looked like they wanted to jump the top rail and go hide under the branches of the fir trees or just take off down the driveway and run through the open gate on the lower driveway. With the hail came heavy rain and there were mini rivers running down the hill and flowing everywhere. I grabbed my Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC ball cap but I did think about putting on a helmet (for hail All disciplines welcome! protection) and headed down to the barn to do whatever I could to divert water from the barn and tell the horses to please not jump out. At the end of the fifteen minute storm the horses were dripping wet from head to hoof. They just had their yearly shower/bath courtesy of Mother Nature. The arena was a complete mess as the mini flash-flood had taken its fair share (4-day clinic) of sand and shavings from the once level arena and moved it Learn to Excel from the to the driveway. Since we are on a hill the driveway became a Master of Traditional Horsemanship waterslide and moved enough earth to fill a couple of pickups. Foundation Horsemanship (a.m.) Ah! The joys of rural living? Horsemanship (1 p.m.) Boarding out and living in a nice condo with a lake view sounds better all the time. Ride safe and return safe.

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My name is Fallon and this is my first horse, Herman. We just met! My grandma gave him to me so I can finally, be a REAL cowgirl! I am going to learn everything about horses so I can be a trick rider and a barrel racer when I grow up. - Fallon, age 3, Olds, AB (Thank you so much for this opportunity. We are VERY excited. – mom)

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Okanagan 4-H Stock Show by Lorna Kotz

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he Okanagan 4-H Stock Show was held at the IPE grounds in Armstrong, July 5-9, 2011. There were 74 horse members and 52 beef participants. Horse and beef members camped on the grounds and looked after their animals. Beef and horse, each had their own agendas for the week, getting together on Wednesday for a livestock judging competition and opening ceremonies, and a dance Friday night. As well, there was an Educational Display Board competition. Kubota and Avenue Machinery sponsored this year’s event and provided all members in attendance with ball caps at the opening ceremonies. Beef members showed all week ending with a banquet on Friday and joining the horse members at a banquet. Saturday morning was OKANAGAN 4-H STOCK SHOW - HORSE DIVISION 2011 STALL COMPETITION CHAMPION: Double L SHOWMANSHIP JUNIOR CHAMPION: Ally Crawford, DL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: Mac Tebbutt, PTB SENIOR CHAMPION: Jesse Horkoff, BBB JUDGING JUNIOR CHAMPION: Kathleen Egeland, KH INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: Mac Tebbutt, PTB SENIOR CHAMPION: Vickie Jeffery, KH HIGH AGGREGATE JUDGE - HORSE DIVISION: Mac Tebbutt, PTB

JUMPING INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: Sophie Taylor, DL SENIOR CHAMPION: Beth Reed, DL REINING INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: Amanda Daly, DL SENIOR CHAMPION: Vickie Jeffery, KH PLEASURE JUNIOR CHAMPION: Alana Higgins, DL INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: Megan Daly, DL SENIOR CHAMPION: Whitney Watson-Wilson, TD EQUITATION JUNIOR CHAMPION: Monty Tebbutt, PTB

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their annual steer auction. The horse members had lessons throughout the week and attended ground school, highlighting the week with a show on Friday followed by a banquet and dance. Instructors this year were Joan Sopow, Wolf Beyer, Ian Tipton, Stephanie Travers and Karan Moore. Members came from the following clubs: Boundary Bit ‘n’ Bridle, Creston Valley, Double L, Kelowna Hoofbeats, Kootenay Cinch ‘n’ Saddle, Lumby Pony Express, Penticton Trail Breakers, Trail Dusters and Vernon Young Riders. Below are the winners of the trophies on Friday night, but in reality everyone was a winner. It was a great week, enjoyed by all.

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Rusty Spurs 4-H Horse Show by Kirsten Hawes

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usty Spurs Horse is a 4-H club is located in Abbotsford, BC. We currently have 21 members ranging from 9–21 years of age, and they’re from Chilliwack all the way to North Delta. The club is all about fun, friends and promoting the 4-H experience. Monthly meetings are held in Abbotsford where kids are taught about horse shows, public speaking, judging, fundraising and leadership. On Saturday, June 18th three 4-H horse clubs gathered at Fast Times Farms for the annual Wild and Woolly Horse Show hosted by Rusty Spurs Horse, with participation from Chilliwack 4-H Horse and Prairie Trotters 4-H Horse. Complications and weather stopped the show from being held on its original date of April 16th, but on this new show day a light drizzle outside didn’t stop the club from starting at the planned time of 9 a.m. We were extremely lucky to be able to welcome Haley Cartey as our judge for the day, with special guest Julie Bertrand for Showmanship. The day kicked off with Showmanship (both Western and English) followed by English Classes and Pleasure Pairs! Like always Pleasure Pairs was a hoot as teams were given a piece of toilet paper to hold

between the two horses for a space restrictor! After lunch Western began and the day ended with some fun classes, like On Command and Ride-A-Buck. Throughout the day a silent auction and a concession stand were run by members not competing and parents. Of course the day wouldn’t have been possible without all the club members’ hard work. Lots of fundraising and planning was put into this day by both members and parents alike.

Alyssa Brannlund and Melissa Paulus

The day concluded with placings as follows: Unit 1 – Champion: Victoria Paulus Unit 2 – Champion: Larissa Reitsema; Reserve: Kenzia Krahn Unit 3 – Champion: Victoria Fryer; Reserve: Chay Olsen Unit 4 – Champion: Sherise Goertzen; Reserve: Melissa Paulus Unit 5 – Champion: Kiana Krahn; Reserve: Tamara Jameson Unit 6 – Champion: Devon Smith; Reserve: Alyssa Brannlund

Madelyn Gosseline Kaitlyn Neudorf and Sherise Goertzen

Kelowna Gymkhana Club Report By Kaylaa Strombit Photos courtesy of www.candidapple.ca

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ur June 26th Jackpot was a flying W… Wow! What a beautiful day! Fifty riders came out to share the fun. Everyone worked hard, and the ponies seemed to be a little spicy! As of press time we cannot wait for the July 17th Tough Enough to Wear Pink event! Partial proceeds will be going to the local Cancer Agency! Last year was a great success, so we hope this year’s is as well. Will have more for you in the September issue. June 26th Results: MASTERS HP - Liz Gibbs – Patch, 58 Reserve - Sue Blacklock – Bear, 53 YOUTH HP - Jesse Tarr - Chanook, 67 Reserve - Kayla Stromsten – Skittles 54 PEE WEE HP - Steven Robson – Shinga, 68 Reserve - Paivi McLean – Mikey, 65

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SENIOR HP - Amanda Lamberton – Lightning, 58 Reserve - Ashley Walton – Cupid, 49 JUNIOR HP - Raija Mclean – Willow, 67 Reserve - Karly Roth – Niska, 62

Raija Mclean

Amanda Lamberton Liz Gibbs

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Peachland Rodeo Club Update By Sandy Chevallier

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e would like to congratulate a few of our Peachland Rodeo Club and Mount Boucherie High School Rodeo Club members that have had a very successful High School Rodeo season. Several members also went to compete at the Silver State International Rodeo in Winnemuca, NV, held July 4-9, 2011. Courtney DeMattos is the new Miss BCHSRA Princess for BC and represented the province at the Silver State International Rodeo where she competed in the Queen event, Goat Tying and Pole Bending. Allie Sorenson qualified for the Provincial High School Rodeo Finals in Barrel Racing and Pole Bending and competed at the Silver State Rodeo in those events. Candace Chevallier qualified for the Provincial High School Rodeo Finals in Girls Cutting, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying and Breakaway Roping. Candace also competed at the Silver State International Rodeo in five events. She had a strong finish for her final High School Rodeo season and earned several scholarships including the BCHSRA awards: Frankie Kerr Memorial Award (sportsmanship), The Pay It Forward Award (ethics/kindness/sportsmanship) and the Best Boot Forward Award (helpful in and out of

rodeo arena) as well as a $500 scholarship from BC Cutting Horse Association. Candace will be going to Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana this fall on a Rodeo Scholarship (books and tuition). Honour Roll Student Jessie Bates also qualified for the Provincial High School Rodeo Finals in Barrel Racing and earned scholarships at the BC Rodeo Finals. Jessie will also be going to Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana this fall on a Rodeo Scholarship (books and tuition). Other Peachland residents Nik Smith and Keira Smith also competed at the BC High School Rodeo Finals and did really awesome! Nik will compete at the National and Canadian High School Rodeo finals rodeos this summer and will be going to college in Texas this fall!

Mount Boucherie Rodeo Team

Allie Sorenson

Jessie Bates

Congratulations, best wishes and safe travels to all our members this summer! Nik Smith

Wild Wild Westside 4-H News By Alana Ensign

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ello my name is Alana Ensign, and I am a Junior 4-H. A couple weeks ago my 4-H club, Wild Wild Westside 4-H riders, went to a clinic in Cawston with Daryl Gibb. It was a wonderful experience that every one of my fellow members enjoyed. We did everything from wonderful trail rides in the hills, to working in the arena. Daryl helped us learn to be patient and kind and never, ever get frustrated. Daryl didn’t just work with us kids the whole time either. We got to learn how to properly put a saddle and blanket on yearlings and watch the early saddle training of a 2-year-old. Our days would go something like this; wake up early, work in the arena, break for lunch, and then in the afternoon, when it was a bit cooler, go for a trail ride. There was this HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

cool exercise that we did; we had to go into the round pen and take off our horse’s bridle and Daryl gave us a rope. We had to ride around the corral with only your legs and the rope around our horse’s neck to stop, turn, go faster, slow down, and pretty much…ride bridleless! I think it was supposed to help us with our legwork and teach us to communicate with our horses on a different level – it was just so fun and exciting. All in all, I learned lots and had a fantastic time out there. Daryl wasn’t only a great teacher - really smart and amazing with any horse - he was a funny and awesome guy! Thank you, Daryl! I hope we can do this again next year!

(Editor’s note: See Daryl’s listing in Business Services under “Trainers.”)

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Notes from the Office HORSE COUNCIL BRITISH COLUMBIA

By Kimberly Robertson, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Protecting Your Horse from Infectious Disease

Due to the recent activity of EHV1 within parts of the United States and Western Canada, HCBC urges members to be diligent with their horses’ health and welfare. Consistent safe practices when travelling and at home will help protect your horses from infectious disease. The tips below will help you in planning your bio-security routine. Bio-security Tips Visitors who travel from farm to farm and work with livestock pose the biggest threat of passing along disease-carrying organisms to our horses. Showing Your Horse * Ship your horse in a trailer that has been cleaned and disinfected. * Don’t let your horse touch other horses, especially nose to nose, and don’t share equipment (e.g. water and feed buckets). * Always wash your hands, especially after touching other horses. * Don’t allow strangers to pet your horse, especially those with horses at home or people who have been out of the country in the past 2 weeks. * Before leaving the show grounds, clean and disinfect all tack, boots, equipment and grooming supplies. Bringing Horses Home from a Show * When you arrive home, shower, blow your nose and put on clean clothes and shoes before going near other horses. * If possible, isolate the returning horses for at least 2 weeks making sure there is no noseto-nose contact. Do not share feed or water buckets. Bringing in New Horses * Keep every new horse isolated for 30 days. * Avoid sharing the same equipment, grooming tools, feed or water buckets with the new horse. Label separate tools with red tape, or use only red brushes, etc., for the isolation area. * Work with the isolated horse last each day. Wear boots and coveralls when working with the isolated horse and remove them before handling other horses. When You Visit Other Farms, Show Grounds or Auction Marts * Have a pair of footwear that you use specifically for visiting other farms and don’t wear around your own horse, or wear plastic shoe covers (plastic bags work well) when visiting other farms. * When working with other horses on another farm, wear coveralls or plan to 44 • Saddle Up • August 2011

change your clothes before returning to your horse. When Visitors Come to You * It is best to have only one way into your farm marked as the main entrance. * Keep parking areas away from the horses to avoid disease-carrying organisms being tracked in from tires. * Disinfect the tires and shoes of the farrier or veterinarian who may need to park closer. * Keep a visitor’s log. If a disease outbreak occurs, your log might help trace the problem. * Provide visitors with clean outerwear and plastic disposable booties. How to Disinfect * Brush loose dirt and manure, if applicable, off all surfaces, then clean first with detergent (i.e. laundry or dish soap), then apply disinfectant. * Wipe all tack with either a disinfectant wipe or a damp cloth with disinfect on it. * Shoes can be scrubbed and then sprayed with disinfectant. Examples of Disinfectants * Household Bleach: Mix 3/4 cup of bleach per gallon of water (or 1 part bleach to 10 parts water). * Spray Disinfectant: Sprays can work well on shoes, grooming equipment and tack. Ensure the label says it kills bacteria and viruses. * Hand Sanitizers: They come in gels or hand wipes. These are good for use at a show or after visiting other horses. Be sure to work the cleaner all through your fingers and under the nails. * Other Commercial Disinfectants: Mix and use according to the label. Use products that are effective even when there is a little manure or dirt left on the surface. These are good choices for disinfecting trailers and car tires, and they also work well in foot baths. * Note: Remember to remove all dirt and manure first before using any disinfectant. If you have a concern regarding your horse’s health and suspect that he/she may have an infectious disease, stay home and contact your veterinarian! Read more on biosecurity under the Industry and Agriculture section of the HCBC website at www.hcbc.ca. Manning Park Horse Camp Grand Opening The official grand opening of the Headwaters Corral Equestrian Campsite was July 30, 2011. Also celebrated during this event was the 100th Anniversary of BC Parks and the 20th Anniversary of Back Country Horsemen of BC.

The event kicked off at 9am with a guided hike led by Kelley Cook through the historic trails, and ended with the Back Country Horsemen potluck at 6pm, followed by a campfire and sing-along. Other scheduled activities throughout the day included horse and wagon rides for kids, “Go Fish” learn to fish program, lantern building, metal forging and horseshoeing demonstrations. The highlight was the parade of several Back Country pack trains piped in by bagpipes and accompanied by RCMP in red serge. Horse Council BC contributed $8,000 towards this project from the 2010 Equine Canada/HCBC Recreation and Industry Grant together with $7,000 from the 2011 BC Equestrian Trails Fund. HCBC President Orville Smith attended the festivities to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Thank-you to Back Country Horsemen of BC’s Yarrow Chapter and their small army of volunteers for initiating this project and making it happen! For more information on this celebration visit the Horse Council BC website at www.hcbc.ca. 2011 BC Heritage Circuit Finals Awards $10,000 in Prize Money! Thank-you to all our sponsors, office staff, volunteers, officials (Lillian Evaniew Phelan, Christine Jacobson, Jan Blackhall, Jordan Sparks and Deb Harper) and Thunderbird Show Park for making this weekend a tremendous success! Congratulations to all the Competitors!

2012 Equine Education Conference January 21-22, 2012 Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel Visit www.hcbc.ca to purchase tickets, see the agenda or read the speaker biographies.

How to Reach Us HCBC office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Address: 27336 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5 604-856-4304 or Toll Free 1-800-345-8055 Fax: 604-856-4302

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Kamloops Dressage Show 2011 By Kerry Louise Jewell-Harrison Photos courtesy of www.manemedia.ca

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espite the postal strike, this year’s Kamloops Dressage Show on the June 24-25 weekend was a huge success. Relocated to its new home at the newly renovated Sun Meadows Equestrian Centre in Barnhartvale, the show attracted 66 riders with its draw of two exceptionally renowned judges, Ali Buchanan (M) from BC and Elizabeth McMullen (O) from Palgrave, Ontario.

Congratulations to the winners: June 25 Gold Level Champion: Judith Olson on Zee Black Reserve Gold Champion: Corrine Smith on Binke Bronze Level Champion: Susie Fricker on Prada Reserve Bronze: Tammi Schuurmans on Mardi Gras June 26 Gold Level Champion: Judith Olson on Zee Black Reserve Gold Champion: Kelly Cater on Memory Lane Golden D Bronze Level Champion: Tammi Schuurmans on Mardi Gras Reserve Bronze: Carolyn Dobbs on Presario High Point Champion: Carolyn Dobbs Freestyle Champion: Tara Kowalski on M J Fatal Attraction

The get together Saturday evening, was well attended by sponsors, judges, competitors and families allowing them to sit back and enjoy fabulous appies and good company. The calibre of riding was high with riders from Calgary to the Coast, and as always the strong team of volunteers added to the success of the show.

Judith Olson

Carolyn Dobbs

… and we had cake!!

Tara Kowalski

250-374-4674 www.copperhillsequestrian.ca

Copper Hills Equestrian Centre is a family run boarding facility with a relaxed atmosphere, where comfort and safety are our top priorities. Located just ten minutes from Kamloops, our 20-acre facility is home to a brand new barn complete with a 72’ by 200’ indoor arena, a heated lounge, as well as a heated tack room and washroom facilities. Horses are fed top-quality hay, and personalized feed plans are available in addition to rotational grazing. Trail access is available as well as a perimeter path around the property. Visitors are welcome. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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2011 DEERE Country Challenge By Laurie Black-Haughton Photos by Cara Haughton

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he 3rd Annual Deere Country Challenge was held on the Father’s Day weekend this year, June 18-19. It was a fantastic show that was bigger and better than ever! Over 350 penning teams competed in this 2-day, Central BC and Canadian-sanctioned event, held once again, at our outdoor facility located in Knutsford, BC, just south of Kamloops. This show could not happen without the support of our Major Sponsor, Prairie Coast Equipment - our John Deere Dealership here in Kamloops. Those three beautiful John Deere - Green Weber portable barbecues were highly sought-after high point prizes, for sure! And we gratefully acknowledge and thank all of our other sponsors for their donation of prizes to our event. A huge hug and thank you goes out to all of my friends and family (Don, Audrey, Linda, Cara, Doug, Margaret, Jana, Spencer, Regan, Dave, Jennifer and Kolby!) who volunteered and helped me make this show run smoothly and seamlessly all weekend long. From tractor operators and gate “whipper-inners” to dinner preparation and garbage/recycling collectors and clean up, I couldn’t do it without all of you. The weather was perfect for penning; cool, but no rain! The 300 head of black-angus cattle were big, fresh and fast, and there were lots of prizes and money-for-the-winning! Southlands Ranch (Doug and Laurie Haughton) sponsored the Wine-Fed, home grazed beef dinner on the Saturday night, and fed 120 people! Since the format was a double-header, separate daily cash prizes were awarded in every class, as well as prizes for the 2-day average in every class. Three High Point awards for individual riders for the average were also given out. Here are the results:

Saturday June 18th: 12 Class 1st Russell &Justin Armstrong & Erin Wiltse 2nd Bill Klop, Homer Alexis & Gerry Desilets 3rd Bob & Justin Armstrong & Deja Iannone 10 Class 1st Len Gamache, Justin Armstrong & Bill Klop 2nd Tess & Theresa Swierstra & Bill Klop 3rd Russell Armstrong, Len Gamache & Christine McComber 2+ Class 1st Don Glover, Carla Spackman & Gerry Desilets 2nd Tammy Foote, Barb Lawson & Russell Armstrong 3rd Camille Carter, Brent Sedore & Brent Shaw 1st Landon, Kash & Nicole Sigouin Jr Youth 2nd Aspen Ledger, Spencer Gamache & Gerry Desilets 3rd Jaime Fischer, Jayden Sigouin & Russell Armstrong 7 Class 1st Steve Metcalfe, Bruce Murrell & Ron Pilat 2nd Joe & Launi Giesbrecht & Rick Baker 3rd Jen Shaw, Carol VanDongen & Denise Alexis 1st Rick Baker, Don Glover & Jon Herrick 5 Class 2nd Wayne Dolff, Erin Wiltse & Terry Macleod 3rd Katy Kosinsky, Norm Reynolds & Carson Walker

Sunday June 19th: 1st Gerry Desilets, Steve Webster 12 Class & Christine McComber 2nd Jen Shaw, Nicole Sigouin &Terry Macleod 3rd Homer Alexis, Justin Armstrong & Bill Klop 1st Heather Bowing, Katy Kosinsky & Steve Webster 10 Class 2nd Gerry Desilets, Bill Klop & Norm Reynolds 3rd Homer & Denise Alexis & Norm Reynolds 1st Barb Aase, Carson Walker & Ryan Conan 2+ Class 2nd Jessica Harknett, Linda Parent & Bruce Murrell 3rd Tammy Foote, Jennifer Sage & Steve Webster 1st Kash Sigouin, Spencer Gamache & Ryan Conan Jr Youth 2nd Jayden Sigouin, Jaime Fischer & Gerry Desilets 3rd Landon, Kash & Nicole Sigouin 7 Class 1st Sue Norquay, Len Gamache & Jon Herrick 2nd Erin Wiltse, Jen Shaw & Bill Klop 3rd Brent Shaw, Camille Carter, Sherry Sigouin 1st Laurie Black-Haughton, Len Gamache 5 Class & Carson Walker 2nd Brian & Joanne Watt & Larry Mapstone 3rd Joe & Launi Giesbrecht & Cindy Polichek

2 Plus (Saturday) Winners: Back Row (L-R): Deja Iannone, Carson Walker, Lisa Quinlan, Jessica Harknett, Tammy Foote, Bruce Murrell, Brent Sedore, Don Glover, Carla Spackman, Gerry Desilets and Presenter, Laurie Black-Haughton. Front Row (L-R): Camille Carter, Barb Lawson and Russell Armstrong

High Point Awards (L-R): Presenter, Laurie BlackHaughton, Russell Armstrong, Rick Baker, Don Glover, Bill Klop, Gerry Desilets, and Presenter, Doug Haughton (Prairie Coast Equipment)

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High Point Average over both Days: Pro-Rated Rider (#4, 5, 6 or 7 rating): Gerry Desilets (#5) – John Deere BBQ Reserve High Point: Russell Armstrong (#6) – fleece horse cooler Amateur Rated Rider (#2 or 3 rating): Bill Klop (#3) – John Deere BBQ Reserve High Point: Rick Baker (#2) – fleece horse cooler Novice Rated Rider (#1 rating): Don Glover (#1) – John Deere BBQ

Congratulations to all of our Winners and a huge thank-you to all the Horsemen and Horsewomen who participated and competed over the weekend. Many thanks go out to our office help, and our judges and officials as well. We hope you enjoyed your weekend and hope to see you again at next year’s Challenge!

2 Plus (Sunday) Winners: Back Row (L-R): Carson Walker, Bruce Murrell, Bill Klop, Lisa Quinlan, Don Glover, Brent Sedore, Gerry Desilets, Ryan Conan, and Presenter, Laurie Black-Haughton; Front Row (L-R): Jessica Harknet, Jennifer Sage, Tammy Foote, and Barb Aase

Youth Winners (Overall): Jayden Sigouin, Aspen Ledger, Kash Sigouin, Landon Sigouin, Spencer Gamache and Presenter, Laurie Black-Haughton

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Barriere and District Riding Club By Ginger Chappell

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ere Comes Summer” Open Fun Day - Thanks to the tireless efforts of many volunteers both from the Barriere and District Riding Club and the Fall Fair committee, the new light horse arena was ready for a day of fun and games on June 18th. In spite of the dismal forecast of rain all weekend there was a great turnout. The B&DRC must have a whole bunch of horse shoes stashed for good luck because we seem to always have good weather for our play days! With the use of a state-of-the-art timer and software program, results of the competitors’ rankings will be posted on our website at www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com. Again on behalf of the Barriere and District Riding Club and all the participants I would like to thank our very generous line up of sponsors who donated such great prizes. Please see our sponsor line up on our website. As well please see our website for upcoming events and updates. Happy Trails.

Becky Bradley

Jessica Chappell

Michelle Baker

Mark Ralko

Morgan Spencer

Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club Update By Robyn Formanski

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e have had a few successful Gymkhanas so far and want to keep them rolling. Another change has been made to the Junior division as we now have a 4D because of the large amounts of Juniors. Open division has been bumped down to 3D. Our concession this year is AMAZING! The food is great, full of homemade goodies and not to mention the Iced Tea (psst! It’s the greatest around!). Thanks to the Dickens Family for continuing to put on this great concession for us This year is continuing to be a tough, competitive and close year between all of the Juniors. It is easy to see that all of the girls’ hard work with their horses has been paying off. I think that this year’s yearend awards are going to be tight, and quite the surprise. It’s anyone’s game right now so come on out and join our fun! August 13th is our Fundraiser Day, and I can tell you, this year’s Fundraiser is going to be a blast! For more information please go to the webpage www. giterdonegymkhanaclub.com. This will give a list of the dates still available to come out and have a great time. This year, in order to qualify for year-end awards, you must have your sponsorship in by August 1st, as well as having 6 qualifying runs. Bring out your horse to the Pritchard Rodeo Grounds and join us! Whether you have a horse that runs barrels, poles, and stakes, or not, HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

we all are just here to get out of the house and have some fun with our equine friends! JUNE 4TH RESULTS PeeWees HP Abby Brawn RHP Sierra Hall Juniors is now a 4D format 1D HP Kaylynne Rupp on Lucky RHP Tricia Hall 2D HP Kaylynne Rupp on Red RHP Paige Dickens 3D HP Tricia Hall on Q RHP Danielle Hall on Jewel 4D HP Brenna Hillier Adults is now a 3D format 1D HP Bev Hall on Jack RHP Pam Rupp 3D HP Krista Pitman RHP Jeanie VanDenHam on DonKey

JUNE 11 GYMKHANA/ JACKPOT PeeWees HP Justin Mitchell RHP Camryn Mitchell Juniors 1D HP Tricia Hall on Mac RHP Cayleigh Cote 2D HP Danielle Hall on Jewel RHP Cora Lee Mitchell 3rd Danielle Hall on Sas 4th Paige Dickens 3D HP Tricia Hall on Q RHP Lincoln Yarama 4D HP Brenna Hillier Adults 1D HP Cindy Mazzarella 3D HP Jeanie VanDenHam on Donkey RHP Cathy Arnouse

JULY 3 GYMKHANA PeeWees HP Kamryn Cousins RHP Destiny Mezzatesta HM Sierra Hall Juniors 1D HP Tricia Hall on Mac RHP Cayleigh Cote 2D HP Danielle Hall on Sas RHP Danielle Hall on Jewel 3D HP Kaylynne Rupp on Red RHP Mia Lutgendorf 4D HP Lora Lee Hall RHP Brenna Hillier Adults 1D HP Bev Hall on Jack RHP Cindy Mazzarella 3D HP Krysta Pitman on Ducky RHP Jeanie VanDenHam on Donkey

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Cow Fresh! Story and photo by Janice Reiter

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t seems to have been a long time coming this year but I guess at this point we need to face the fact that summer is here and flying by. Cutting competitions in the Fraser Valley have been in short supply this season with the EHV1 scare causing the cancellation of numerous events. Hopefully with that now behind us we can regroup and possibly make up the shows we had to cancel. July 20-24 saw the AQHA Regional Experience return once again to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley and the BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association was fortunate enough to be able to tag along. The AQHA Regional managed to fit in a full slate of our classes, giving everyone an opportunity to get out and show.

Next on the agenda for the BCRCHA is a show on August 28 in Langley, with a BBQ scheduled in conjunction with this event for the evening before. Be sure and check out the club website at www.bcrcha.com for full details. It is looking like we will be able to add a show on September 25 in Langley, if cattle can be sourced, and the show scheduled on October 16 is confirmed and will be held in Agassiz. The BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association promotes the sport of cutting in the Fraser Valley. For further information be sure and visit our website (www.bcrcha.com) or how about following us on Facebook, we want to be your friend.

Canadian Horses Just Keep Getting Better! By Ruth Donald

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he 2011 Pacific Canadian Horse Show held July 9-10 at the Maple Ridge Equi-Sport Centre gave Canadian Horse owners a chance to show off their horses, and they did! Participants came from the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast, Prince George, Alberta, and Oregon, and the horses ranged in age from three to fourteen. They were chestnut, dark bay and black, from under 15 hands to over 16, and some competed in both Western and English tack. Entries were down from the last show, but on the positive side, the pace was relaxed, and Judge Virginia Allen had plenty of time to give the competitors feedback on their performances. Highlights of the show included the Show Champion at halter, Delavoye Heros Phenom, a stallion owned and shown by Julie Hickie of Cache Canadians in Rimbey, Alberta. Julie and Phenom also gave a driving demo after lunch on Saturday, and were awarded the Senior High Point ribbon at the end of the show. The Champion Mare was Whiskey Heath Pacific Pride Tea, owned and shown by Ross Pullan of Prince George. Other winners included Five Winds Prince Sahara, owned and ridden by Alana Hilton of Surrey, who won the Trail Horse class and ultimately the Junior High Point ribbon, and Crest Fonzie Priceless, owned and ridden by Ken Morris of Portland, Oregon, who won the Command Class thanks to a wicked counter canter on Sunday. The Heritage Costume class is always a favourite, and was won by Ken Morris and Michelle Heffner of Portland, Oregon, who sported US Civil War tack and uniforms, including their cavalry sabres. The dressage tests on Sunday morning were a treat to watch, as the horses were beautifully turned out and the patterns nicely executed. The Canadians just keep getting better every year! Watch for Canadian Horses competing at the IPE in Armstrong Aug. 31-Sept. 4, and at the BC Sporthorse Fall Classic in Cloverdale Sept. 23-25, and drop by the Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society (CHHAPS) booth at The Mane Event in October to say hello. 48 • Saddle Up • August 2011

Burgi Rommel and Temis Elixir Kouquine (Koko)

Ken Morris on Priceless and Michelle Heffner on “Jeff”

Betty Baxter and KRMR Monty Red Pepper Julie Hickie and Delavoye Heros Phenom

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Oliver Riding Club Report By Kathy Malmberg

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he club just keeps getting busier and busier, thanks to an amazing group of people and executive who go the extra mile to organize all the fun things we are doing. The Hunter/Jumper Clinics are still very popular - so much so that Julie is now giving extra lessons on Monday nights. Contact Sara Brown, sara_dee@hotmail.com to participate. Margie Fisher and Debbie House organized a “Trail Challenge” in the hills above their properties. It was a little windy but that didn’t deter the riders. There were some really great obstacles that tested both horse and rider. It wasn’t a judged event - it was more for fun and to see how many people were interested. I am sure we will see more of this in the future. Max Alexander and Annette Glover organized a “Trail of Fortune” in the hills behind their property. It was a lot of fun and the scenery fantastic. This was followed by a Colt Starting demo with Daryl Gibb and a Horse Boot demo with Dana Johnsen. Max and Annette hosted a potluck barbecue to end the evening. The club held a surprise barbeque at the home of Maggie Strong to celebrate the engagement of Dawn Muller and Ken MacRae. I think we actually surprised them. Congrats, Dawn and Ken. We manned another aid station in July for the ‘Desert Half’ out of Osoyoos. This is a fun and easy way to raise funds for the club. Some of the members and others are looking forward to a Dressage Practice day (Percentage Day) July 24. I hope to have some pictures of this for next month.

If you want to join in the fun, all of our contact information is on our website: www.oliverridingclub.com or the old fashioned way 250498-4326 will get you our club president, Debbie House.

Dorothy Mclaughlin on Cuervo - Hunter Jumper Debbie House and Brent Lines at the ‘Trail of Fortune’

Trish Osland on Mystique Hunter Jumper.

Hope Riding Club News By Denise Pascucci. Photos by Pas Pascucci

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he Hope Riding Club held its second event of the season on June 11th. The weatherman came through with a beautiful day, unfortunately the participants and the spectators were few. The riders that did come out had a great and successful time. The morning started with the Mail Run… Hope’s own version of The Pony Express. Riders clipped through a marked trail, picking up mail along the way and returning it to the postmaster, all under the watchful eye of the timekeepers, Kim and Luana. This was followed by the singles Playday where riders had to perform various tasks on horseback, including tapping a soccer ball in a hockey net. The afternoon proved to be double the fun, with riders pairing up to perform a mini drill, a baton race and a dress up. There was also the egg race with riders at a walk/trot and lope, all the while balancing an egg in a spoon. The club had a Schoolyard Horsing Around Day set for July 9th. Riders would play all the favourite childhood school games on horseback, such as Simon Says and Musical Ties. The day was cancelled due to weather so it will be scheduled again for the fall.

Mail Run placings: 1st place: Denise Pascucci on Nikea (3 min. 30 sec) 2nd place: Danielle Taylor on Ciara 3rd place: Shelly Taylor on Joe Cody 4th place: Muriel McMullan on Winston Singles Playday: 1st place - Danielle Taylor on Ciara Doubles Playday: 1st place to mom/daughter team of Danielle & Shelly Taylor

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Denise Pascucci and Nikea

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Horse Trials and Summer Derby – What a Ride!

By King & Sonya Campbell. Photos courtesy of Andrea Blair, www.apaperhorse.com

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opline Stables and Show Park has been very busy this summer hosting dressage, cross-country, and show jumping clinics, in addition to several successful competitions. June 24-26 featured the Spring Horse Trials, with many new competitors and their mounts from the Fraser Valley to Prince George. Many of the jumps were enhanced and new fences were added to provide a new experience on the course. The Spring Horse Trials was well attended and many competitors took advantage of schooling days prior to the competition, to prepare themselves and their horses for the changes to the cross-country jumps.

Training: 1st Hanna Freathy on Element 47 2nd Kerry Johnston on Presence of Mine 3rd Lisa Schultz on Glastonbury Pretraining: 1st Rebecca McOnie on Loaded with Presence 2nd Christina Curiale on Artimus 3rd Madison Creaser on Hour Shadow Entry: 1st Maciej Rotecki on Santeno 2nd Fran Ooievar on Diva 3rd Mikayla Van Asperen on Echo Pre-Entry: 1st Carmen Holmes Smith on Podge 2nd Natasha Holscher on Stuart Little 3rd Colette Holmes Smith on Hoofprints Starter: 1st Shelly Rashke on Grace OMalley 2nd Lindsay Whitehead on Gingersnap 3rd Darbie Marbach on Puss N-Boots

Low Derby Winners: (l to r) 2nd Sarah Honer on Delavoi, 5th Kaylee Schubert on Chance, 6th Lisa Walker on Seiko, 4th Kiera Meints on Noches De Verano, 1st Veronica Charlton on Broomie (missing 3rd Anthony Lothian on Vivianna)

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Ponty The July 8-10 Summer Derby Classic was held for the third year, and included the $500 Salmon Arm Honda High Jump Competition as well as a $500 Low Derby and the $500 High Derby. The competitions this year were successful with the support of local businesses providing $3200 in sponsorship. The Derby course was very exciting for riders at all levels and provided a tremendous show jumping experience; including natural obstacles and terrain. As well the course included two fan jumps in combination which proved challenging along with the skinny on the final inside turn to the finish.

High Derby Winners: 1st Anthony Lothian on Lily, 2nd Virginia McGovern on Aphrodite, 3rd Anthony Lothian on Good Times, 4th Sara Sellmer on Tuki, 5th Sara Sellmer on Princeton, 6th Mariah Chapman on Expect Magic Division High Point Winners: Cross Rails - Courtlan Ponty on Just Joey 2’ - Emma Elders on Bumble Buzz 2’3” - Emma Watts on Gowabunga 2’6” - Cynthia McGowan on Backstreet Bay 2’9” - Veronica Charlton on Broomie 3’ - Anthony Lothian on Vivianna 3’3” - Alison Good on Space Pirate $500 Salmon Arm Honda 4-Bar Competition - Angela Tremblay on Platinum Lining

TIP OF THE MONTH Road Safety - BE SAFE, BE SEEN, BE AWARE Safety is a shared responsibility.

Horse riders and horse carriage operators have the same rights as motor vehicle operators and must obey the same rules. Riders must travel with the flow of the traffic unless unsafe to do so. Both motorists and riders are ‘road users’ and must therefore obey the rules of the road. Riders, motorists, pedestrians and cyclists have a responsibility to understand each other’s needs. - All riders need to ensure that their horse has been exposed to a variety of obstacles and sounds, has good manners, and is easily controlled under saddle before venturing out. - Young, inexperienced riders should always be accompanied by an experienced adult rider when riding on or near the road. 50 • Saddle Up • August 2011

- Always wear an equine approved helmet. - Wear proper footwear. Boots with a minimum 1/2” heel that will not slip easily through the stirrup. Stirrups should be approximately 1” wider than the boot or shoe to allow the foot to slide out of the stirrup quickly and easily in an emergency, but not so wide that the foot can slip through and become caught. - Be conspicuous: Don’t ride on the road in poor visibility conditions or at nightfall. All riders should wear some form of high visibility garments and carry ID on you and on your horse.  - Respect private property. - Don’t ride double, bareback, or in a dangerous manner. Courtesy of Lorraine Pelletier, EC Certified Coach, Tranquille Farms, Lake Country, BC HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


BC Interior Morgan Horse Club By Nancy Roman Photos courtesy of Andrea Blair, www.apaperhorse.com

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e held our summer meeting at Rachael and Gerald Sdoutz’s (GNR Morgans) farm in Chase, BC on July 16 with pot-luck ‘snacks’ at high noon. Rachael reported the Yankee Flats trail ride on the May long weekend was moved (due to trails not being ready for the season) over to Chase Creek. In preparation, volunteers, including Uli (and her new chainsaw) made sure the trails were cleared and rideable for those that came out on May 21st. Gunther (Granite Morgans) reported his ‘seasoned’ stallion “Trophy’s Julio” entertained the crowds with a Liberty demo in Armstrong at the Okanagan Breeders Event held in May. Julio enjoyed the outing and preferred to strut his stuff rather than being caught! We discussed the Interior Provincial Exhibition, held over the Labour Day weekend in Armstrong. Nancy offered her services to any Morgan member to show ‘in hand’ if someone had an extra horse they wanted to bring. We also discussed having another ‘open’ show in the coming year which would also be a fundraiser for the club. This fall we are looking to host an event at Larch Hills south of Salmon Arm. An event for riders and drivers (all sizes and breeds welcome) – see more news in the September issue, but we will also notify some local clubs of this event as it will be FUN!!! We promise! Following the meeting Rachael had invited Uli Schnabl to give a talk and demonstration on “How to Highline Your Horse.” Great information, complete with literature and photos, something you’d need if you like to trail ride and go on overnighters. Uli taught us how to tie three separate knots that you would use on the trail (and/or at the farm). We then took to the field and learned how to put up a highline, being environmentally conscious about the trees and their root systems. Thank you Uli for your informative and friendly presentation. Our next meeting will be September 10, possibly in Revelstoke,

will keep you all posted. Until then… do check our website for updates and more news… www.bcimhc.com

Trophy’s Julio at the Okanagan Breeders Liberty Demo

Okanagan Miniature Horse Club By Katie Iceton Photos by Andrea Blair, Paper Horse Photography

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ell the Okanagan Classic AMHA and AMHR Show held July 1-3 at Armstrong had another great run. It could not have been done without the many hours of work from tireless volunteers, and support from our wonderful sponsors, and the great turnout from the competitors. Thank you all for another great show. We’d like to gratefully acknowledge the support of our many sponsors who contribute to the success of the show each year. THANK YOU SO MUCH! This event would not run smoothly without the countless hours from our volunteers and supporters… LaVon Reid, Joy Viel, Joan McNaughton, Paige DeWolff, Mary Lou Decelle, Pat Goodliffe, Gerry Breckon, Louise Burton, Susan Miller, Fay Christie, Gwen Rinkel, Andrea Blair, Duke Neff, Sami & Ron Scheuring, Gordon Odegard, Joan & Bruce Cunningham, Roger Wigglesworth, Kat, Chris & Katelyn Farrants, Taylor Hildebrand, Tina Harrison, Cathy, Evert & Payton DeGelder, Shelley & Murray Todd, Barb & Joe Ashenmeier, Sheila Psiurski, Judy & Cameron Ashenmeier, Ann, Le & Katie Iceton, Bert Goodison, Melanie, Gabriele, Raphaela & Michela Russo, Stella and Glenn Horsley, Sheila & Wally Geortz, Carole Gariepy, Carolyn Farris, Robert Crater, Wild, Wild Westside 4H club: Alana, Darby, Sandra, Tracy, Amberlee, Kaitlyn, Taylor and Jordan, Tom & Linda Underwood, Leona Alcock, and Heather Smith. Cathy DeGelder and Sami Scheuring giving Melissa More details & pictures visit our website at granddaughter, Payton Schryvers driver tips www.okanaganminiaturehorseclub.com HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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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: Tamora Davy tamora@shaw.ca Treasurer / Membership: Dani Goldenthal Ph/Fax :250-8324111 gvarabians@telus.net Flying Carpet: Alysha Bartlett 778-754-0066 withoutadoubtt@hotmail.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

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Kara and Austin riding their horses Dino and Reiny with help from grandma and grandpa

CIAHA is very pleased to have hosted yet another successful Debbie Storey clinic on July 16 &17 at Asmara Stables in Armstrong. We are excited to have had 6 new riders participate and are hoping to have Debbie out again in September with 8 spots ALREADY spoken for. Please contact Karel 250-546-0098 or e-mail ktnord@telus.net for more information. We would like to congratulate Alaina Braybrook and her horse JS Surfin Safari as well as Wally & Sheila Goertz’s Horse Bright City Lights on their Hunter Pleasure wins at the Wildrose Horse Show held in Edmonton Alberta. Way to Go! The BCIAHA would like to wish everyone Good Luck at Region 17 and Canadian Nationals! Just a reminder to our members… this year Region 17 is hosting the AHA Annual Convention on November 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. Help us celebrate the theme, “A Little Bit of Heaven in 2011” while you join fellow Arabian horse enthusiasts, friends, and industry professionals for fun events, education opportunities and AHA business.

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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News By Marlene Quiring

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ur 22nd annual Tees Longears Days Mule and Donkey Show takes place on August 20-21 at the Tees Rodeo Grounds. Admission and parking is free. A food concession will be available on the grounds along with a Saturday evening catered BBQ supper. Our Honoured Guest this year is Mervin Hollihan, a longtime ADMC member, who has been the backbone of the club since its humble beginnings. A Special Visitor to this year’s show is a very famous mule called “Horse,” along with her new family from Washington. Horse and her previous owner, Deloit Wolfe Sr., had competed together on “Team Mule” at the Spruce Meadows Telus Battle of the Breeds for 11 years, winning the Battle in 2008. This marvelous duo “set the bar” for future members of the ADMC. Below is an update by Deanne Martin on Horse 52 • Saddle Up •August 2011

and her new family: “Well, I promised you an update on what our girl, Horse, has been up to... It’s been a little over a year since Deloit Sr. passed and Deloit Jr. brought his dad’s beloved girls (Pony included) to Washington where he lives. (“Pony” is also a mule - a very tall mule!) She and Pony settled right in and couldn’t be happier (or fatter) with the 15 acres of lush green grass to graze on and the mild, yet very wet, weather. She actually became a redhead last fall as the iron content in the soil is much higher here than

Merv Hollihan and his mule, Jesse, in the Trail Class at Tees last year.

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BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group By Ulli Dargel Photos by Ulli Dargel

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he BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group successfully completed their 5th Annual Summer Show June 18-19, 2011 at the Cloverdale Agriplex. We would like to thank our judge, Lewis McKim, for a job well done and to Joy Richardson for donating her trophies to all our Champions - thank you Joy. Detailed placing and photos should be on our website shortly. As a reminder, the date of our 5th Annual BC Sporthorse Fall Classic will be September 23-25, 2011 at the Cloverdale Agriplex. This show is a Horse Council BC Recognized Show, open to registered and non-registered horses and ponies, as well as a BC Heritage Circuit and PAC (Paint Alternative Competition) Qualifier. Feature attraction will be our very popular Stallion Showcase. We are pleased to welcome as our judges, Mike Osinski from Lacey, WA and Patrick Newby from Abbotsford. For further information, please see our web site at www.bcsporthorses.com. Joy Richardson did the honour of presenting to all our Champions the trophies which she so kindly donated to us when she relocated to her new home.

Bravia (Braveheart x I Be Dutch), Owner: Josephine de Freitas, Breeder: October Farm - In-Hand Grand Champion Dressage & Hunter-Type shown by Martin Robson and Open Horse Hi-Point Performance Champion, ridden by Angel Robson

Hi-Point Performance Champions: Amateur Rider: Cavello (Capone I x Verry Berry), Owner: Derby Reach Farm, Rider: Richelle Cornell; Junior Horse and Thoroughbred: Sterling 925 (Snowbound Paisley x Jacksonport Serina), Owner: Derby Reach Farm, Rider: Richelle Cornell

Champion Coloured Horse: Beauregard (Bandaras x Purple Haze), Owned and shown by Janice Burns

Hi-Point Performance Champions: (l to r) Virginia Nicolls, Eve Grebert, Richelle Cornell, Natalie Bell, Angel Robson and Sophia Robson

Champion Thoroughbred: That’s All Jazz (Jazzing Around x Runaway Big), Owned and shown by Sylvia Baur Champion Sport Pony: Bramble Fairy (Braveheart x Si Senior), Owner: October Farm, shown by Sophia Robson

Alberta Donkey and Mule, cont’d in Montana. Deloit Jr. and Allie rode Horse in the Evergreen State Fair Parade last August, dazzling the crowd, while her entourage of young “hands” passed out mule literature and colouring books. This spring, Deloit took a refresher course on driving and is teaching me how to use the Meadowbrook buggy. Allie and I dressed in period costumes for the Woodinville All Fools Day Parade and the weather was perfect! Allie turned 9 in May and had a handful of girls out to the barn for a picnic, piñata and games. Horse was such a sport to put up with the girls and their squeals, most of them had never even seen a mule before, much less ridden one. Horse carried them around in the arena, through her trail course, and delighted them with her big rainbow ball! This summer, we have plans to visit a few Washington Mule Shows and, of course, Tees Longears Days in August!” For all the details about this event, visit the club website and click the link for Tees Longears Days (www.albertadonkeyandmule.com/longear.html).

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Deanne Martin learning to drive with “Horse” the mule!

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BC Paint Horse Club - Colour Your World - Own A Paint www.bcphc.com Pres Colleen Schellenberg colleen_doug@shaw.ca Vice Pres Cathy Glover cathyglover@telus.net Sec Marilyn Griffin mgriffin@davis.ca Treas Dianne Rouse lazy3@telus.net Communications Director Andrew Thomas barnslave@live.com APHA Director (BC & Alaska) Jodie Moore mphorses@telus.net APHA www.apha.com 817 834-2742

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ongratulations to a few of our BCPHC members who braved the weather to participate at BC Heritage Circuit Finals held at Thunderbird in Langley on the wet weekend of July 15-17. Marilyn Griffin, Avery Murray, Margo Murray and Colleen Ebner were competing with the guidance of coach, Jodie Moore of Moore Performance Horses in Langley. Devon Smith was another Western Heritage finalist and in the next issue we will share photos and results. There are many local events planned for last minute decisions to get out with your horse and you are encouraged to support the local clubs who work very hard at planning these shows for the benefit of equine enthusiasts throughout the community. One of the next shows you might consider hauling to is Delta Riding Club’s Summer Classic Show which will cater to the Hunter Jumper crowd on Saturday, August 6th and the following day Sunday August 7th is an English/Western show. This show is PAC approved and all the volunteers do a great job at making it a fun day for everyone! We would like to congratulate Calli Rouse of Langley for her outstanding performance at the APHA World Show held in Fort Worth Texas at the end of June. She has kindly provided us with her “World Show” recap ~ Thank-you Calli! “This year I attended the 2011 AjPHA World Show in Fort Worth, TX with my 2007 bay overo mare, Chansation. I train with Simons Show Horses of Aubrey, TX. I stayed with my trainers two weeks before the show started and rode long hours of the day in preparation for showing in the 14-18 all around events. “Chani” is very new to all the pattern classes and the World Show was the fourth time I showed her in Horsemanship, Showmanship and Trail. Our first class was Showmanship. It had many difficult elements including a horseshoe backup. I won my preliminaries and ended up Reserve World Champion! Hunter Under Saddle was the next day and still being on a high from my previous day’s performance, I entered the pen feeling confident as Chani is bred to be great in HUS. I had two awesome rides, and we were awarded with my first World Championship! Hunt Seat Equitation was the next class, and the patterns were difficult. They included two pointing, hand galloping, two-tracking and a lead change. With Chani being so green in this class, I went in wanting to have solid rides, but she gave me so much more! My individual placings were four firsts and a second - with that, we achieved another World Championship! We also had two more Top 10 finishes in Western Pleasure (9th) and Horsemanship (6th)! We were Reserve Hi-Point English Horse, and 3rd Overall in the 14-18 All-Around Hi-Point!” – Calli Rouse 54 • Saddle Up • August 2011

The next BCPHC combined sanctioned show, Lower Mainland Evergreen Circuit, is taking place on the September long weekend at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. Friday September 2nd will offer Open All Breed classes which are PAC approved alongside the AQHA classes providing great warm up opportunities for the 2 JUDGE APHA & NWCC APPROVED SHOW to follow Saturday September 3rd & 4th. There will be a full slate of classes offered to Solid Paint Bred; NY; Nov Am; Youth and Amateur. APHA Senior Horse & APHA Junior Horse classes offered in Trail, WP and HUS. There will also be Jackpot Classes: Yearling Tri-Challenge (Halter, Longeline, In Hand Trail); 3 & 4 Yr. Old Western Pleasure Challenge; Pro-Am Trail Challenge and Shankless Showmanship Challenge. All Novice exhibitors will receive 50% off Youth or Amateur class fees when you cross enter into the corresponding class and Circuit High Point Awards for all classes! Come join us for some good eats at the welcome social provided Thursday night and get ready for a great show! Class list and show rules will be available on our website www.bcphc. com and www.bcqha.com. Judges Chris Jeter and Scott Neuman will be in the ring Saturday and Sunday with Mike Weaver from Wyoming judging Friday.

SMITHERS 3-in-1 RECAP Eleven paints took part in the APHA double judged show, most of those horses competing in Halter and Under Saddle classes providing point classes for all coloured Under Saddle classes.  The APHA Hi Point Amateur and Open once again goes to stallion, Gold Bar Tristan, owned and ridden by Bibs Dallaire of Houston, BC. Reserve Amateur was Christine Beaudette of Prince George, and her Black Tobiano Gelding CCS Broken Arrow. Reserve Open award went to Splashed in Cash, owned and ridden by Amber Gregorowich. Hi Pt Solid Paint Bred went to R Bandits Success, owned and ridden by Geri Brown of Smithers. “Lana Nuit,” was the winner of our BCPHC Free Trophy, given to the high point Paint of the Open All Breed Divsion. Nuit is owned and ridden by Randy Ophus of Vanderhoof, BC and made a great showing in the Open Ranch Cutting winning over numerous other Quarter Horses and Paints.

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BC Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 www.bcqha.com * bcqha@hotmail.com President: Gordie McEachen, 250-337-5958, Gordon.McEachen@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Vice President: Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807 AQHA Director: Gayle Pawley-Wilson 604-323-4418, gaylepw@istar.ca Membership Secretary: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 Fax 604-806-9052, palomino2@hotmail.com Media Liaison: Carolyn Farris farrisfarms@xplornet.com

2011 Calendar of Events

August 6, 7 - Terrace Quarter Horse Show Terrace, BC Contact Laurie Muller: danmuller@xplornet.com or (250) 635-9401 August 13, 14 - Glacier Valley Classic (3 Judges) Courtenay, BC Contact Roseanna Locke: roseannalocke@shaw.ca or (250) 667-2877 Entry Forms/Class List located on VIQHA site September 2-4, - LMQHA Evergreen Circuit Thunderbird Show Park - Langley, BC Contact Barbara Williams: sierraious@aol.com or (208) 683-1617 http://www.bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha September 16-18 - SCQHA Fall Circuit Armstrong Agriplex - Armstrong, BC Contact Margaret Walmsley: knightwoman@telus.net or (604) 856-1419

riders, a High Point All Around Saddle for this division will be awarded. Our show program also features a series of Open Walk/Trot classes for Youth 8 Years and Over, Open All Breed Green Horse Walk/Trot classes and an Open Nervous Novice series on Saturday and Sunday. Come join us for a fun weekend of showing! Please visit our website (www.bcqha/scqha) for Show Premium and Entry Forms, or contact Margaret Walmsley at (604) 856-1419 or by email at Knightwoman@telus.net. LMQHA “Happy August to you all!” I hope that everyone is out and enjoying the summer days with both your family and your horses. Our July Show was a spectacular event that was enjoyed by people from all over the province, as well our friends from across the border. Special thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you. Our final show of 2011 will be held on September 2-4 at Thunderbird Equestrian Centre in Langley, BC, and will offer Circuit High Point Class Awards. Please check out our website (www.bcqha. com/lmqha) to view the show premium and to send in your stall reservations. We look forward to seeing you there!

Editor’s Corner By the time you read this the Regional Championships will have come and gone. Congratulations to all those BCQHA members who won or placed in their chosen event. Thank you for supporting this event. A huge thank you is also due to all the local organizers, clinicians and volunteers. I am not going to name anyone for fear of missing someone, but you know if you were a part of that legion of folks who made the event happen. Every contribution, whether big or small, is valued and appreciated. It is only the work of many that make such events happen. THANK YOU. Big congratulations also to all the 4-H members who took part in the camp. We hope you had a good time and look forward to seeing you at other BCQHA events over the coming years. SCQHA The South Central Quarter Horse Association “Fall Circuit” will be held September 16-18, 2011 at the Armstrong Agriplex in Armstrong, BC. New this year... “Halter Mania” featuring an Open All Breed Weanling Super Halter Futurity combined Colts, Geldings and Fillies with $1,500 Added and an Open All Breed Yearling Super Halter Futurity combined Colts, Geldings and Fillies with $1,500 Added. A Bronze Champion Trophy for Champion and a Halter Bag for Reserve will be awarded for each Futurity. Other highlights include the Open All Breed Yearling Tri Challenge, Open All Breed 2 Year Old Western Pleasure Stake, All Breed Non Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stake and Open All Breed Non Pro Western Pleasure Stake. Also, to celebrate our Novice Amateur HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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Vernon Dressage Show 2011 By Lisa Sammartino & Chelsea Balcaen

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he picturesque grounds of the Vernon District Riding Club made for a beautiful backdrop to a very successful Dressage Show July 9-10, 2011. A total of 67 horses competed over the weekend; children and adults rode in all levels from Walk/Trot to Intermediare 1, and traveled from all over BC and Alberta to compete under the watchful eyes of judges Sheila Skene of Victoria, BC and Karen Ashbee of Calgary, AB. On Saturday evening, VDRC was host to the ever popular Musical Freestyle Gala event; attracting a large crowd who also enjoyed the beautiful weather and fine wine provided by Vernon Vintners. Spectators enjoyed the choreographed performance to music and the competitors enjoyed cash prizes sponsored by Vernon based Info-Tel Phone Directory. Ruth Moore performed in dazzling bright blue and white attire to entertain in the costume class. The celebrity judges did a brilliant job in selecting Champion Corine Smith aboard Binka, who were also awarded Technical Freestyle Champions for their lovely second level performance. The grounds were in excellent condition for this year’s show, following recent improvements to arena footing and also by offering an additional competition ring; as a result the schedule ran along like a well-oiled machine. The horses enjoyed 20 brand new covered stalls, and with more club improvements on the horizon this is definitely an event not to be missed in the future! Special thanks to all of the volunteers that made this event successful, and, to all the riders and spectators that came out to support this wonderful event. See you in 2012!

This horse & rider shrub was donated for use at the club by Coldstream Willows Nursery. Photo by www.manemedia.ca

Danielle Hirkala on her mare ‘Moulin Rouge’; Third level Champions in the Gold Show.

Chelsea Balcaen and Lisa Sammartino presenting a cheque for $110.00 to the Technical Freestyle Champion Corine Smith riding Binka. Photo by Arlene Brenner.

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Ashley Walton-Bose riding Stryder from Oliver BC; Third Level Reserve Champions in the Gold Show. Photo by www.manemedia.ca

Patti Thomas riding Custom Chrome Hit the Jackpot. Photo by www.manemedia.ca

Sherri Paiement riding Alex; Second Level Champions in the Bronze Show. Photo by www.manemedia.ca

Lisa and Chelsea presenting a cheque Lisa Sammartino presenting Ruth to Marcia Duthie and her horse Tia Moore a cheque for $125.00 for Maria, placing second in the Freestyles winning the Costume Freestyle class. for the excellent FEI Para-Freestyle. Photo by Derek Hurst. Photo by Derek Hurst.

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Endurance Riders Association of BC Officers & Directors 2011

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hrough the Path to China initiative led by Equine Canada’s Export Market Development program (EC Export), Canadian endurance riders were invited to participate in an 80 km endurance race taking place in Zhaosu Xinjiang, China, at their festival ‘Horses of the Sky’ at www.ERABC.com the end of June. Two British Columbian endurance riders, Elroy Karius and Gail Jewell DVM, took part in this unique opportunity, as well as two from Eastern Canada - Wendy MacCoubrey and Bob Gielen. Have a look at the map and see where they went: VERY far northwest corner of China – Kazakhstan to the west, Russia to the north and Mongolia to the east! The full story of their travels is fascinating... here is an account of Race Day. President -June Melhuish jjmrider@hughes.net VP - Ruth Moorby Tmoorby@hotmail.com Secretary - Lori Bewza loribewza@gmail.com Treasurer - Lynn Wallden wallden6484@shaw.ca Directors: Louise Abbott louiseabbott@telus.net Toni Bloomfield toniabloomfield@gmail.com Brenna Mayer enduranceprincess@hotmail.com Elaine Bessuille e_bessuille@telus.net Terre O’Brennan tobytrot@telus.net Karen Ellis Karenellis3@shaw.ca Cory Anthony cwanthony@shaw.ca Brenda Miskimmin mcpennytoo@telus.net

Day Five – the Day before the Race

Morning came and with it news that we will receive 6 new horses to ride on race day. Our plan will be to demonstrate care for these horses and by example reflect values. We have now shared many conversations and better understand the complexity of this traditional culture. Twenty-one ethnic minorities meld here with traditional Han China. In conversations with our peers and sport leaders there is a desire to get more information and exchange appreciation of horsemanship values. Meals of unending variety and quantity are followed with multiple toasts to friendship and horsemanship. Horses for race day: we select four horses from a Kazakh owner. We are armed with brushes, buckets and tools. Feet trimmed, manes and tails brushed out, careful not to stress or force the horse in any way. Buckets of water presented to them are strange, but they drink and relax. Ride check-in is at 9:00 so we will be up at 5:30 to pack up all the tack and be on site by 8:00. We are in good spirits. I have named my horse ‘Flash’ - a black and white pinto - and Gail has named her gelding ‘Mi Guy’, and we have naturally bonded with our horse of choice.

Day Six – Race Day

Ride day: first priority is to trot and vet them – Gail takes this on. All good; we tack up. Ride start delayed to 10:30. The course is 20 km out - turn around - 20 km back to a vet check - then 15 km out - turn around and 15 km back to vet check - then 5 km out and back to finish. The hold times are 30 and 40 minutes. Our horses are a class act as we move out as a team. During the melee of the first hold Gail is on the receiving end of a direct double hit from a kick by a nearby horse. She sucks it up, but on second loop drops off pace. Team arrives at end of two loops 5 minutes apart. Bob and Wendy leave, Flash and I circle at the Out Gate for 1 minute - waiting for Gail and Mi Guy. A thunderstorm and ice cold driving rain are our companions for the last loop. The horses don’t like the driving rain but game they are - we gallop the distance, finishing minutes behind Bob and Wendy. Pulse down easily and get our completions. We all 4 HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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Gail and Mi Guy

finished in good time - probably mid to end pack. Soaking wet and cold, our hosts assure us that horses will be cared for by owners but we take the horses to the grazing area where we rub and scrub to clean and polish. These horses are a class act: no carrots, no grain, just grass – Bob Gielen on the trail Thank you! Back at the hotel (near serious hypothermic condition!) our hosts are exceptional as always, bringing hot tea to the rooms (add some wine) – it’s a winner! 20 minutes in the hot shower, 1 hour in bed - still cold - a second hot shower and life resumes. At 19:00 awards. I am forewarned that I will receive recognition, to be prepared. So I’m thinking - age in China is important; I have heard of the ‘wrinkled award’ for the oldest rider! Then after many awards are given out, the Best Condition award is presented to me! In Canada, as many countries, this is the highest award to the best horse. This a huge gift from China to Canada. I will honour Flash. Along with the prize is a cheque and I ask our host if it can be given to the owner as a token of appreciation for the trust and the gift of his horse. Bottom line - we have learned so much, made many new contacts and experienced hospitality second to none.

Day Seven - Post Race

Most of the next day was spent at the race barn. Four of the horses that raced are not eating well. Gail is asked if she would look at the four. She agrees but asks to see six, including two that have not raced. After evaluation, she points out the physical ‘opposites’ of both: fully rested and recently raced - looking at all parameters, including gut sounds, strength of heartbeat, etc. End result was an in-depth discussion of feeding and training schedules. Alternate ideas flow and one horse is considered as a test candidate for change. The day ends with more food and hospitality. Many thanks to Elroy, Gail, Wendy and Bob for their fascinating accounts – space does not permit more of their tales! Back in BC, the next rides are the new Anarchist Mountain Ride, and closing the season, Westbank Rocker – see www.erabc.com for details and entries. See ya there! www.saddleup.ca • 57


The Back Country Horsemen of BC Story By Ian Compton, Vancouver Island Chapter BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE http://bchorsemen.org President: Jonathan Driesen, jrdd@telus.net - 604 864-0730 Vice President: Rose Schroeder, milkmaid@shaw.ca - 604-854-1245 Vice President: Jack Breaks, Webmaster, jackb@jrjtrail.ca - 604 856 7786 Vice President: John King, jeking@shaw.ca - 250-338-6789 Recording Secretary: Susan Shumey, rshumey@shaw.ca - 604 856-1396 Treasurer: Sharon Pickthorne, oneonone@telus.net - 250-337-1818 Past President: Gord MacKenzie, gmack@mail.ocis.net - 250 679-3999 Work Bee Coordinator: Ian Compton, holbrookdyson@telus.net - 250-337-8720 Joint Trail & Access (Horse Council): Rose Schroeder, milkmaid@shaw.ca - 604 854-1245 Horse Council Director: Isabel Pritchard, impritchard@telus.net - 250 764-4533 Education: Mary Huntington, rivergals@telus.net - 604-988-8442

Now I am supposed to give you directions to the trailhead and other information you would need to find the trail and ride. Sorry, I can’t do that. The trails are on private land and that information probably should not be published. I can tell you that it is in the Comox Valley area of Vancouver Island. You will just have to look me up and we can ride it together.

My Favourite Trail After a short drive, I arrive at the trailhead where there is ample parking and a good turnaround. My usual parking spot is open, so I park and unload my horse. He seems eager to go as I tack him up and load my gear - can’t go on an all-day ride without a dog or sandwich to toast on the lunch fire and a beer or two to wash it down and tell lies over. My riding partner just pulled up. Ha! I beat him again! We head out, cross the river, and try to figure out which trails will need the most cleanup. We both carry a chainsaw at our knee, ready to do some serious trail work. We stop from time to time and take care of the odd blow-down or other obstacle in our path. When we come to an area that needs a lot of work or a new section of trail built, we tie our horses and go ahead on foot, chainsaws screaming and limbs flying. If it’s just a short section, we let the horses trail along behind us. Saws don’t bother them after all the hours we have spent doing this. Trail work done, we decide it is time to just ride. If we are going to pass this way on the way back, we may ditch the saws in the bush to be picked up on the way home. Off we go at a trot or lope, often trying to “pull a fast one” on each other. We cross the river two more times, down past our bridge that got washed out and on to “gossip corner” or “overnight camp,” both good lunch stops on the river with grass for the horses and a good place for a lunch fire. Soon it’s time to move on and start making our way home - hopefully the long way. There are numerous trail routes we could take depending on the size of the group and how long a ride we want. The footing is generally good but there are places it can get bad. We cross the river numerous times, which involves water from inches to about 3 feet deep and lots of river rock to cross. Some of the trail tends to get overgrown in ferns and other light brush, so we can’t see the track. We go easy to allow the horses to deal with footing they can’t see. There are a couple of steep banks down to the river. We pass through some big timber, alder flats, old logging slash and some power line road.

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BC Rodeo Association Bcra 2011 Overall Season Standings Up To And Including Anahim Lake Rodeo, July 9-10 BRITISH COLUMBIA RODEO ASSOCIATION #5 – 150B OLIVER STREET WILLIAMS LAKE, BCV2G 1L8 PHONE: (250) 398-4104 FAX: (250) 398-4101 EMAIL: bcrodeoassn@telus.net www.rodeobc.com Office Manager: Denise Swampy Office Hours: (Winter Office Hours: Mon to Thurs 10 –4:30) (Summer Office Hours: Mon to Fri 9:30–5) 2011 BCRA Board of Directors President: Trish Stevens (250) 961-9005 Vice President: Ray Jasper (250) 991-8391 Directors: Ty Lytton (250) 396-7710 Adam D’Entremont (250) 249-9618 (250) 296-3175 Wade McNolty (250) 280-7653 Tim Terepocki (250) 394-4034 Gord Puhallo (250) 392-7153 Bernie Rivet (250) 296-4778 Allison Everett (250) 296-4778 Rob Everett (250) 961-9005 Trish Stevens (250) 567-8640 Laura James (250) 296-0169 Brett Fraser (250) 991-8391 Ray Jasper

2011 Rodeo Schedule August 5-7: Chilliwack Fall Fair and Rodeo, Chilliwack August 6-7: Pritchard Rodeo, Pritchard August 12-13: PWRA/BCRA Grandview, WA August 19-20: PWRA/BCRA Sandpoint, Idaho August 20-21: Chilcotin Series, Redstone Rodeo, Alexis Creek August 26-27: Smithers Fall Fair and Rodeo, Smithers September 2-3: PWRA/BCRA Ritzville, WA September 2-4: PWRA/BCRA Monroe, WA September 3-4: NPRA/BCRA Roy, WA September 3-5: North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, Barriere September 16-18: BCRA Championship Finals, Quesnel

RIVER JET BOAT SAFARIS BAREBACK 1 Cash Kerner $3,049.37 2 Steve Hohmann $1,739.57 3 Nels McIntyre $1,493.74 4 Matt Bates $1,475.38 5 Jared Marshall $1,263.83 6 Christoph Muigg $1,070.05 7 Greg Vanwinkle $377.00 8 Bree Low (P) $354.78 9 Denver Low $140.40 SADDLE BRONC 1 Garrett Madley $2,614.48 $1,949.68 2 Steve Hohmann 3 Wacey Marr (P) $1,756.20 $1,259.91 4 Kaila Mussell $1,027.78 5 Devin Richter $475.20 6 Rod Rimmer $309.00 7 Cliff Schuk $193.50 8 Cole Scott (P) $187.20 9 Clint Maier (P) $135.45 10 Jake Watson(P) TEAM REGENCY DODGE CHRYSLER BULL RIDING 1 Evan Fuller $3,566.00 2 Mike Gill $2,034.69 3 Steve Hohmann $1,394.00 4 Barry Lebourdais $1,116.40 5 Brandon Daniel $938.83 6 Kasey Attrill $807.80 7 Ryan Jasper $788.60 8 Colton Manuel $394.07 9 Devin Graham $361.33 10 Jesse Bailey $278.87 TIE DOWN ROPING 1 Cody Braaten $1,575.05 2 Ryan Marchant $1,143.52 3 Jerry Tucker $971.44 4 Virgil Poffenroth $830.53 5 Brock Herman $806.49 6 Clayton Freemantle $732.42 7 Cole Churchill (P) $732.42 8 Jonah Antoine $728.66 9 Cash Isnardy $722.57 10 Carey Isnardy $681.59 STEER WRESTLING 1 Wade McNolty $2,590.16 2 Riley Isnardy $1,200.57 3 Willee Twan $1,135.05 4 John Davies $688.22 5 Norman Breen $681.96 6 Cash Isnardy $634.57 7 Kyle Larden $552.24 495.07 8 Steve Hohmann $ 9 Mike Gill $456.03 10 Craig Allison $362.70

BREAKAWAY ROPING $2,125.29 1 Charlie Soffel 2 Chad Braaten $1,290.71 $1,283.10 3 Allison Everett 4 Archie Williams $1,133.89 5 Bobby Denner $1,117.96 $649.82 6 Rayell Bremner 7 Katie Waterston $612.72 $463.30 8 Bailey Poffenroth 9 Kirstin Bell $436.26 10 Ellis Smith $346.32 20X WRANGLER LADIES BARREL RACING 1 Coleen Duggan $3,060.07 $2,135.33 2 Kirsten Gjerde 3 Melanie Beeton $2,106.02 $1,891.26 4 Judy Hyde $1,361.12 5 Monica Oram $1,162.80 6 Morgan Fosbery $1,077.29 7 Emily Leak 8 Sandra Mulvahill $1,073.47 $934.38 9 Brooke Wills 10 Bobby Denner $874.54 GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEADERS 1 Ryan MacNaughton $2,918.93 2 Rod May $1,905.04 3 Tim Terepocki $1,759.66 4 Aaron Palmer $1,354.44 5 Josh Cahill $1,248.21 $1,090.23 6 Allison Everett 7 Cecil Louis $1,065.80 $1,022.69 8 Cash Isnardy 9 Cody Braaten $942.54 $918.58 10 Wade McNolty GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEELERS 1 Chad Braaten $2,561.36 2 Rod Spiers $2,350.92 3 Spencer Rutherford $2,309.67 4 Ty Lytton $1,490.48 5 Terry Ryall $1,300.94 6 Virgil Poffenroth $1,177.96 7 Darrell Eustache $906.50 8 Mark Pozzobon $767.27 9 Garrett Hinsche $718.95 10 Wayne Spiers $704.16 JENNA WILLS MEMORIAL JUNIOR BARREL RACING $867.70 1 Lane Wills 2 Kristin Bell $546.29 3 McKenzie Wills $525.29 4 Rachelle Hancock $492.83 5 Cassidy Mannering $371.90 $361.08 6 Tosha Seitz 7 Savanah Watson $351.90 8 Cassidy Evenson $287.82 9 Madison Smith $273.60 10 Tayler Cherry $216.90

PG KLASSIC AUTOBODY PEE WEE BARREL RACING 1 Kyla Kelly $307.00 2 Brianna Billy $186.00 $167.00 3 Sydney Schuk 4 Elly Farmer $156.00 $138.00 5 Alexis Glassford 6 Harley Antoine $104.00 $86.00 7 Dyson Leneve $78.00 8 Gracie Antoine 9 Brooke Call $68.00 $52.00 10 Sydney Mussell CANART CATTLE CO. JUNIOR STEER RIDING $964.32 1 KC Spiers 2 Dustin Spiers $586.88 3 Blaine Manuel $482.40 4 Levi Cahoose $287.14 5 Devon Robbins $208.27 6 Tristan Holt $152.33 7 Lane Cork $112.50 8 Trevor Kurtz $90.00 9 Chance Wabnegger $68.40 10 Clay Waterhouse $62.10 ROCK CONSTRUCTION & MINING JUNIOR BREAKAWAY 1 Kyle Bell $524.87 2 Chad Braaten $407.79 3 Jake Gardner $346.03 4 Cassie Glover $309.58 5 BJ Isnardy $263.72 6 Kristen Bell $249.63 $225.50 7 Micole Myers 8 Lane Cork $198.74 9 Rachelle Hancock $140.40 10 Dustin Spiers $137.59 SPECTRUM RESOURCE GROUP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1 Brooke Wills $934.38 2 Kirstin Bell $436.26 3 Kyle Bell $175.50 JUNIOR ALL AROUND 1 Kristen Bell $795.92 GJ RODEO CO ROOKIE ROUGH HORSE RIDER 1 Greg Vanwinkle 598 2 Ryland Derose 400 3 Trevor Mertes 200 200 4 Shane Hudson 5 Darcy Gentles 200 6 Wacey Marr (P) 172 7 Jake Watson (P) 168 8 Bree Low 167 9 Clint Maier (P) 159 10 Tyrone Seymour 100

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE 2011 SEASON - YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! MAJOR PLATINUM SPONSORS

GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD 2011 Team Roping Season Leader Saddles and BCRA Championship Finals Buckles

GOLD SPONSORS

PG KLASSIC AUTOBODY, Prince George, BC ~ 2011 Pee Wee Barrel Racing Season Leader Saddle. ROCK CONSTRUCTION & MINING - Peter Walker 2011 Junior Breakaway Season Leader Saddle JENNA WILLS MEMORIAL FUND – Wills Family 2011 Junior Barrel Racing Season Leader Saddle CANART CATTLE CO. Junior Steer Riding Season Leader Saddle

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REGENCY CHRYSLER 2011 Bull Riding Season Leader Saddle and BCRA Championship Finals Buckle. Also supports Rodeo for Youth Foundation ~ Team Regency SILVER BUCKLE SPONSORS

SPECTRUM RESOURCE GROUP 2011 Rookie of the Year Buckle GJ RODEO CO. - Gene & Joy Allen 2011 Rookie Rough Horse Rider Buckle BCES – BC Entry System, - B. Swampy 2011 Breakaway Roping Buckle BAR E CONTRACTING – Rob & Allison Everett 2011 Pee Wee Barrel Racing Finals Buckle NORTHERN HEALTH BC 2011 Junior Steer Riding Buckle

WRANGLER /20X 2011 Ladies Barrel Racing Season Leader Saddle and BCRA Committee Sponsor BRONZE SPONSORS

PMG COMMUNICATION 2011 Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year Award

2011 BCRA FINALS JACKET SPONSOR

KAMLOOPS ANIMAL CARE CLINIC - C. Mikkelsen

2011 CHILCOTIN TOUR SERIES SPONSORS Williams Lake & District Credit Union PMT Chartered Accountants Don & Nancy Macdonald Cariboo Team Realty - Court Smith

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Pine Tree Riding Club Kamloops, B C

www.PineTreeRidingClub.com Newsletter contact: Tracey Nordal, houliojule@yahoo.com Club contact: Alison Miller, brentmiller@shaw.ca

Brodie Daburger

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t’s hard to believe that summer is cruising along so fast! We have only one more Gymkhana and one more Play Day for the year. So come on out for our last days of fun and competition! September 10th is our Gymkhana day and September 11th is our Play Day. Mark these dates on your calendars everyone! Pine Tree also has one more show for all of you jumping enthusiasts! On September 18th there will be a Hunter/Jumper Show. All skill levels are welcome! Check out the Pine Tree website for more details and forms for this show. I have to say that I’ve enjoyed being at the Play Days, meeting new friends, watching how certain people have grown in their skills over Krista Blades the summer and helping out at the gate has been a lot of fun this year. If I hadn’t volunteered, my Play Days wouldn’t have been as rewarding. Such a great group of people! Next year Pine Tree is going to need a new Play Day committee. If anyone is Sophie Taylor interested in helping out with this position please contact Krista Blades at kristablades@ hotmail.com. Krista can fill you in on what this position entails. AND THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS for this year, without their support Pine Tree wouldn’t have functioned so smoothly. The Horse Barn Ric’s Grill Greenhawk Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic Don Atherton of Jay Dee’s Plumbing and Heating Brent Miller, Remax Robo Transport Scott Blackford, MJB Law Auntie Karen’s Horse Kookies Rona Home Center Agri Supply Brandt Ranch And last but not least, Nancy Roman at Saddle Up magazine! Thank you to all of you!!

Cathy Blackford

Photos supplied this month by Optical Delusion and also Alison Miller. That wraps up this month’s news, have a great summer riding everyone!

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REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE:

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

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1 KHAS T’AN Voyage Horsemanship School 4, Fort St. James, Kyla 250-996-8026 www.tourismfortstjames.com 1-5 LARRY STEWART CLINIC Beyond Level 3, Lumby, 1-877-727-3554, www.paradisehillsranch.com 1-20 BC Seniors Games Equestrian events, Castlegar, BC, www.bcseniorsgames.org 4 AERC SUMMER RIDING 7-9pm, Rodeo arena, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Michele 250-546-8977, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 4-7 ALBERTA PAINT HORSE CLUB, Zone 10 Paint O Rama, Calgary, AB, www.zone10zoneorama.ca 5 HORSE SALE, Tack 4pm, Horses 6:30pm, Valley Auction, Armstrong, 250-546-9420, www.valleyauction.ca 5-6 DELTA RIDING CLUB SUMMER SHOW, 604.328.3814, www.deltaridingclub.com 5-7 BCRA Chilliwack Fall Fair & Rodeo, www.rodeobc.com 5-7 KIDS DAY CAMP, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster, BC. For more info or to register, call 250-968-6801 or visit www.fallingstarranch.ca 6 GAMES DAY, LRS Grounds, Langley, Ngaire (Ny-ree) 778-277-0015, www.langleyriders.com 6 GYMKHANA, Fraser Lake Saddle Club, Chowsunket Road, Fraser Lake, Judy 250-699-8087 6-7 BCRA Pritchard Rodeo, www.rodeobc.com 6-7 ANNUAL OPEN SHOW (BC Heritage General Performance Show), Vernon, Chelsea Balcaen 250-542-3169, www.vernonridingclub.com 6-7 BRAD GIESBRECHT REINING CLINIC, Pritchard, Kim 250-819-1609 6-7 CURT PATE COLT STARTING CLINIC, Douglas Lake Ranch, Gord 250-299-8634 6-7 TAMMY PATE YOGA & HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Stump Lake Ranch (at Douglas Lake), Gord 250-299-8634 6-11 6-Day TTEAM Connect - Foundations for TTouch & Connected Riding w/ Robyn Hood & Mandy Pretty, Vernon, www.ttouch.ca or 1-800-255-2336 6-12 EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY Certification Course, Calgary, AB, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632) 7 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB, Kelowna, www.kelownagymkhana.com HORSEMANSHIP DAY CAMP – Intermediate (all ages), Jandana Ranch, 8-11 Pinantan Lake, 1-800-573-5881, www.jandanaranch.com LARRY STEWART CLINIC Focus Camp (all levels), Lumby, 1-877-727-3554, 8-12 www.paradisehillsranch.com Leslie Law Clinic, Red Deer, AB, Kathleen Ziegler, 9-12 kziegler@rockyview.ab.ca PARELLI NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC Level 2-4, w/Fawn Anderson, 11-14 Nelson, Heather 250-505-5270, http://nelsonridingclub.com Survivor (simulating the TV show, riders on horseback), Summerland 13 Rodeo Grounds, Gwen Shaw 250-494-8198, www.redbarnranchbb.com JUMPING, LRS Grounds, Langley, Kathrine 778-241-1932, 13 www.langleyriders.com Watch Lake Green Lake Gymkhana, for info phone Watch Lake 13 Lodge at 250-456-4471 PERCENTAGE/CLEAR ROUND DAY, Thornhill Ag. Grd., Terrace, BC, 13 Marty, 250-633-2350, www.totemsaddleclub.com POKER RIDE, Back Country Horsemen, Powell River Chapter, on site 13 weekend camping, contact Lynn 604-487-1337 or lynn.w@shaw.ca EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY Certification Course, Edmonton, AB, 13-19 www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632) ANNUAL GYMKHANA, Thornhill Ag. Grd., Terrace, BC, Marty, 250-633-2350, 14 www.totemsaddleclub.com Gymkhana, Peachland BC, Holly 250-670-0601 14 www.peachlandridingclub.com 14 BATTLE OF THE GYMKHANAS, Bouchie Lake, Kathy Stanley, stanley_k@telus.net

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14 BC HERITAGE SHOW, Barriere & District Riding Club, Darcey 250-318-9975, www.barrieredistrictridinglub.com PERFORMANCE STANDARDBREDS All Breeds Schooling Horse Show, 14 Cochrane, AB, Dana 403-830-3231, www.p-standardbreds.org BC SENIORS GAMES (Equestrian Events) for 55+, Pass Creek Fair Grounds, 16-20 Castlegar, 250-365-7273, www.seniorsgames.org KHAS T’AN Adventure Horsemanship School 1, Omineca 18-22 Mountain Country, BC, Kyla 250-996-8026 www.tourismfortstjames.com CENTERED RIDING INSTRUCTORS CLINIC, Alberta Andalusians, Eckville, 19-21 AB, Lisa Wieben anequineapproach@hotmail.com ALHAMBRA VICTORY TACK SUMMER EVENT, Red Deer, AB, Ulrika Wikner 19-21 403-340-0270, www.alhambrastables.com QUESNEL FALL FAIR, Quesnel, Lynda Atkinson 250-747-3700 or 19-21 lyndaatkinson@netbistro.com ALBERTA WISH RIDE, Little Elbow, Kananaskis, AB, Pledge sheets and info at 20 www.albertawishride.ca CONNECTED RIDING & TTOUCH LESSONS, Blue Fox Stables, Westbank, 20 Christa christa.lange@t2rc.ca or www.t2rc.ca for registration TRAIL RIDE AGAINST CANCER (14th Annual), Craig Cr. Ranch, Nanoose (Aug 19, Social 20 BBQ), Paul 250-752-9066, www.silverspurridingclub.org or www.islandhorses.com (clubs) BCRA Chilcotin Series, Redstone Rodeo, Alexis Creek, 20-21 www.rodeobc.com VERNON RACE DAYS (116th Year), 7 races per day, Kin Race Track, Vernon, 20-21 Ed Woolley 250-542-9944 or 250-309-2139 CLAY WEBSTER REINING CLINIC, Easygo Ranch, Lac La Hache, BC, 20-21 Elli 250-396-7556, or llh_cowgirl@yahoo.ca Equine Vertebral Realignment Course, Edmonton, AB, 20-23 www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632) FUN DAY, Open to all, Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby, Cindy 250-547-9277 21 HORSEMANSHIP DAY CAMP – Beginner (all ages), Jandana Ranch, 22-25 Pinantan Lake, 1-800-573-5881, www.jandanaranch.com 25-27 TRAINER OF THE NORTH CHALLENGE, Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Smithers, Geri 250-847-2287 KHAS T’AN Adventure Horsemanship School 2, Omineca 25-29 Mountain Country, BC, Kyla 250-996-8026 www.tourismfortstjames.com BCRA Smithers Fall Fair & Rodeo, www.rodeobc.com 26-27 HORSE TREK TO BURGESS SHALE, Yoho National Park, Field, BC, for info 26-28 contact Sandra horsetrekburgess@gmail.com 26-28 LADIES HORSEMANSHIP EXPERIENCE, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 1-800-573-5881, www.jandanaranch.com JUMPING AND DRESSAGE CLINIC w/Dale Irwin, Vernon, 26-28 www.vernonridingclub.com 27 ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Grounds, Langley, Nicola 604-746-0344, www.langleyriders.com TREC at Pass Creek, Jocelyn 250-304-2247 jocelyn.templeman@hotmail.com 27 FUN DAY, Powell River Riding Club, Padgett Road, Powell River, 27 Tammy 604-483-7705 RANDY OPHUS Sorting, Vanderhoof, Cell 250-567-8685, 27-28 www.roperformancehorses.com HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC FOR KIDS, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster, BC. For 27-28 more info or to register, call 250-968-6801 or visit www.fallingstarranch.ca DRIVING PLAY DAYS, Easy Go Ranch, Lac La Hache, Carina 250-396-7556 or 27-28 www.easygo-ranch.ca TROPHY SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Mission, Ronnalee Harris 27-28 HarrisonBayArabians@Shaw.ca 2011 PRAIRIE PROVINCES VAULTING CHAMPIONSHIPS, Thorsby, AB, at 27-28 the Haymaker Centre, contact Melanie mgmatt@airenet.com or 403-559-6877 27-Sep 2 EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY Certification Course, Langley, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-EQUINE2 (378-4632)

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Clubs & Associations “Experience the Real West YOUR WAY” Choose From: Working Ranch - Guest Ranch - Country - Back Country

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THE ALBERTA DONKEY AND MULE CLUB www.albertadonkeyandmule.com Clinics, Shows, Trail Rides/Drives and lots of Fun. 780-696-3892 8/11 armstrong/enderby riding club  Rebecca Hilbrander 250-546-0052 Fun Days, Shows, Clinics, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 11/11

The Back Country Horsemen of B.C. BCHBC provides a social, safe learning atmosphere for all equestrians interested in trail riding and the back country. We strive to preserve and enhance the use of public lands for all equestrians. Pres. Jonathan, 604-556-6884 or www.bchorsemen.org 12/11

BARRIERE & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, Katharine Ferguson, secretary@barrieredistrictridingclub.com Events & more at www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com 3/12 BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Betsy Nasmyth 250-352-2427 From Minis to Draft, www.bccarriagedriving.com 8/12 BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC.  www.bcctra.ca 2/12 Pres: Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390, ridingforfreedomranch@shaw.ca BC CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Ken Hartley 250-573-2328 bccha@telus.net or web www.bccha.ca 4/12 BC Draft under saddle club.  Open to all Draft and Draft X. Pres: Dawn Germscheid 604-617-7354, www.bcdraftundersaddleclub.com 10/11 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  250-546-6004 Arabian Encampment, Youth Club, Racing, Endurance 12/11 BC INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY. Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. Memberships/volunteers. www.bcihrs.com 250-260-5344 8/11 BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Rachael Sdoutz 250-679-1175 4/12 gnrmorgans@xplornet.ca. Meetings, Trail Rides, Socials, www.bcimhc.com BC Miniature Horse Club  www.miniaturehorsesbc.com 7/12 Pres: Bec Bermudez 604-823-4443, Annual Show June 11-12, Cloverdale, BC BC PAINT HORSE CLUB  President: Colleen Schellenberg 604-534-8287 Shows, Horses for sale, Membership 5/12 BC QUARTER HORSE  ASSOCIATION  Membership: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 bcqha@hotmail.com or visit www.bcqha.com 9/11 BC ranch cutting horse assoc. (Fraser Valley) Sally Rees 604-534-9449, www.bcrcha.com 4/12 BC RODEO ASSOC., #5-150B Oliver St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 250-398-4104 Office, bcrodeoassn@telus.net, www.rodeobc.com 3/12 BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP, Membership: Shelley Fraser 604-534-8782, Show Secretary: Ulli Dargel 604-421-6681, www.bcsporthorses.com 5/12

BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOC. (Grand Forks) Pres: Howie Hunt 250-443-4461, bhanews@hotmail.com, visit www.boundaryhorse.ca for Events 6/12 CANADIAN DISASTER ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (CDART), emergency animal rescue division of Critteraid. www.cdart.org, www.critteraid.org, Deborah Silk 250-493-9752 0 Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society  Preserving for our children the horse of our forefathers. 604-530-5772 www.chhaps.org 4/12

CQHA

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 7/12

ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC www.ERABC.com Secretary: Lori Bewza, loribewza@gmail.com 250-679-8247 12/11 EQ TRAILS ASSOCIATION Advocates for Horses on Trails, Managers of Skimikin Campground. www.eqtrail.webs.com or 250-832-4943, 250-835-4496 4/12 GIT ‘ER DONE! GYMKHANA CLUB, Family oriented fun. 250-577-3154 hankrocks@telus.net, www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub 8/12 HORSE COUNCIL BC 1-800-345-8055 www.hcbc.ca Representing the interests of BC’s equine industry.11/11 INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION 10/11 Grant Beyer, President 250-319-0201 or Bonnie Meints 250-374-6815 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB  Amanda Blamire 250-764-1397 kgc@shaw.ca, www.kelownagymkhana.com 12/11 MISSION HORSE CLUB (Fraser Valley) Pres: Sherryl Hopkins 604-820-5109 English/Western Shows, Gymkhanas, Trophy Show, www.missionhorseclub.com 5/12 NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC.  250-549-0105 Spring & Fall Riding Sessions for the disabled  0 Okanagan Miniature Horse Club AMHA, AMHR Sanctioned Shows, Fun Days & Clinics, www.okanaganminiaturehorseclub.com 7/12 OLIVER RIDING CLUB President: Debbie House 250-498-4326, debrett7@hotmail.com, www.oliverridingclub.com 7/12 Peachland riding club  Holly Dickinson 250-870-0601 3/12 Fun & Family oriented! See www.peachlandridingclub.com for activities Peruvian Horse club of BC Annual Show, Parades/Demos, Stallions, Breeders, www.phcbc.ca 12/11 Pine tree riding club (Kamloops) Alison Miller, brentmiller@shaw.ca Playdays, Annual Show, Activities, www.pinetreeridingclub.com 7/12 PROJECT EQUUS - Working to protect B.C.’s wild horses. Adoptions available. Contact Theresa Nolet 250-492-4921, www.critteraid.org 0 South Okanagan Horse Assoc.  Shows, Clinics, Fun Days, Spirit of Life Ride, www.soha-online.com 10/11 western canadian reining assoc. 11/11 Linda 604-856-9574, wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info

Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada Official Canadian Registry for the Appaloosa Breed

~ Integrity ~ Quality. The Best Ingredients in the Recipe for Success ApHCC Box 940, Claresholm AB T0L 0T0

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

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Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS

EQUINE SERVICES

Armstrong inn, (Armstrong) 1-866-546-3056, www.armstronginn.com Full Facility, Restaurant, Pub, Liquor Store, minutes to Fairgrounds 2/12 BEST WESTERN BAKERVIEW INN (Abbotsford) 1-877-336-6156, janice@ shawcable.com, Indoor pool/hottub, trailer pkg, rest. 15 min. to Heritage Park

Dynamic Balance Equestrian

(serving southern B.C. and islands) Certified Equine Therapist: structural alignment & massage CHA Instructor and Certified Chris Irwin Silver Coach/Trainer All Disciplines – All Breeds 604-992-7945 • dynamic.balance@hotmail.com 2/12

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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

FOALING - 5 Pine Ranch (Okanagan) Foaling w/Webcams. Superior mare care and full boarding services. 250-215-7463, www.fivepineranch.com 2/12

www.choicehotels.ca/cn235 • Chilliwack, BC 9/12

SHUKANAGAN EQUINE DENTISTRY SERVICE (Interior of BC) since 2000. Owned/Operated by Lennie Thurgood, DVM, 250-832-2084 4/12

Best Value in Red Deer!

Free Rise and Dine Breakfast One minute to Westerner Park www.hojoreddeer.com Toll Free 1-800-424-8454 or 403-343-8444

FACILITY RENTALS 4/12

SANDMAN HOTEL LANGLEY, Minutes to Thunderbird Show Park 1-877-888-7260, mmarshall@sandman.ca, www.sandman.ca 5/12 BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS David Beerstra Trucking, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 7/12 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch REIMERS FARM SERVICE, (N. OK/Shuswap) 250-260-0110 or 250-804-3030 Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch 3/12

FARM SUPPLIES

BOARDING Triple R Stock Farm (Kamloops area) 250-577-3293. Exc. ref. Big paddocks/ shelters/roundpen/arena. Retirement-Rehab. Visa/MC. ron_roberts@telus.net 11/11 CAMPING

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CREEKSIDE CAMPING with corrals, nestled in Wells Gray Park. Miles of trails. www.wellsgraygolfresortandrvpark.com 250-674-0009 6/12 CONSTRUCTION QUALITY STRUCTURES LTD. (BC’s Interior & Fraser Valley) 250-280-1429 Agricultural, Residential, Commercial and Custom Jobs 5/12 DEAD STOCK REMOVAL

Princeton Farm centre

309 Culbertson Way, Princeton, BC Princeton’s largest Farm and Garden Centre Otter Co-op Lifeline Horse Feed, Vet Supplies, Farm Feed, Garden Supplies and Fencing 250-295-0255, E-mail: farmctr@telus.net 8/11

FARRIERS & SUPPLIES

GREENWAVE FARMS (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-838-2250 Providing prompt dead stock removal service. 3/12 Your #1 supplier of horseshoes, farrier tools & hoof care products.

EQUINE AWARENESS www.equineawareness.org Join horses and their people worldwide and offer an awareness day about what you and your horses do. 2/12

Ph: 403-252-1661 • email: hoofnail@telusplanet.net #3, 343 Forge Rd. SE, Calgary, AB www.hoofnail.com

10/11

TRAILS END FARRIER SERVICE (North OK/Shuswap) 250-379-2578 or 250-540-4221 Laird Gordon, Certified Journeyman Farrier 8/12 VALLEY FARRIER & EQUINE SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-546-8254 Certified Farrier Service, Bob Johnston and Jim Ferguson

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Business Services MASSAGE THERAPY

FEED DEALERS ASHCROFT IRLY BLDG CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Coop and Energy Feed Dealer and Pet Foods

WILD HORSE POWER Equine Medicine & Massage 250-446-2235 Stacy Elliot; serving BC Interior & Lower Mainland, www.wildhorsepower.ca

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Hwy. / 748-8171 DUNCAN Abbotsford 346335410 Vye RdTrans Canada556-7477 duncAn 5410 Trans Canada Hwy. 748-8171 KELOWNA 103-1889 Springfield Road / 860-2346 KelownA 103-1889 Springfield Road 860-2346 nAnAimo 1-12771-1277 Island Hwy. S. Hwy. 753-4221 NANAIMO Island S. / 753-4221 PArKsville 587 Alberni Hwy. 248-3243 587 Alberni sAAnich 1970 Keating Cross Hwy. Rd. / 248-3243 652-9188 PARKSVILLE 100% sAlmon Arm 1771 10th Ave. SW 832-8424 B.C. Owned and Operated! SAANICH 1970Street Keating Cross768-8870 Rd. / 652-9188 8/11 west KelownA 2565 Main

photographers Rein-beau images, (Bridge Lake/Interlakes, Cariboo) 250-593-4139 Animal Photography, reinbeau@bcwireless.com 12/11 RIBBONS & ROSETTES

CORNER CORRAL TACK & FEED Farm Market (Coldstream) 250-545-2134 PRO-FORM Feeds, Consigned Tack/Apparel, Minerals & Supplements 4/12

FIRST PLACE RIBBONS (Canada wide), 604-820-3332 or Toll Free 1-866-332-3170, e-mail: hermusbt@telus.net

LAKE COUNTRY FARM & PET SUPPLY LTD. Livestock, Pet Feeds and Supplies 250-766-4646 • Dealer for #19-10051 Hwy 97N, Winfield, BC V4V 1P6

SADDLEMAKERS & REPAIRS

otter co-op at pitt meadows, (Pitt Meadows) 604-465-5651 10/11 Suppliers of Quality Feed and Hay. www.otter-coop.com RUSTY SPUR TACK & FEED (Lumby) 250-547-9506, Feed, Tack, Consignments, Giftware, Supplements & Minerals 8/12 FEncing

Gates, Panels, Feeders, Continuous FenCe deer & Farm FenCe installations

CARIBOO SADDLERY, (Williams Lake) 250-392-3735 Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs 2/12 CK CLASSIC LEATHERWORK (BC) 250-573-4355, ckclassicl@yahoo.ca Taking Barn appts for New Saddles, English Saddles, Fitting/Repairs 8/12 COSSENTINE SADDLERY (South Okanagan ) 250-490-5662 Repairs, Custom Made Saddles, Unique Leather Creations, www.cossentinesaddlery.com 5/12 COWBOY CLASSIC EQUIPMENT (Merritt) 250-378-9263 2/12 Don Loewen, Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs KAMLOOPSSADDLERY.COM 1-877-493-8881 or 250-573-5496 Custom Saddles, Horse Gear & Repairs by Bob Goudreault 8/12 Custom Made Saddles & Tack

Using only the very best quality materials 11/11

Custom built and installed to your needs

GRK Fasteners Dealer * Customized Bale Spikes * Custom Welding * Horse Trailer Repairs *Serving BC/AB/WA for over 10 years

Alan & Dorothy, Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 5/12

GUEST RANCHES WWW.ALEXANDERMACKENZIERANCH.COM (Bridge Lake) 250-593-4487 Prime Horseback Adventures at the Fishing Highway #24 3/12 www.bchorsevacations.com Where Adventure & Luxury Meet (Princeton) 250-295-7432. Lodge Rides - BYO horse or ride ours. 5/12 www.grahamdundenranch.com, Green Lake, BC, 250-395-0756 Recreation in the Saddle (your horse or ours). Miles of trails. HEALTH PRODUCTS HORSE SENSE HERBS, (Alberta) 1-800-434-3727 Original Chinese Herbal Formulas for Horses, www.horsesenseherbs.ca 12/11 INSURANCE

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OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 2/12 Custom Printer of Award Ribbons www.ribbonsonline.net

9/11

alc@cffence.com • www.cffence.com

8/11

Reg Marek • 250-968-4346 • McBride, BC mareksaddles@yahoo.ca • www.regmarekcustomsaddles.com

KR’s CUSTOM SADDLES (Invermere, BC) 1-888-826-3132 Custom Saddles, Custom Leather Design & Repairs, krscustomsaddles@gmail.com 9/11 NICKERS SADDLERY LTD. (Penticton) Toll Free 1-888-492-8225 10/11 Home of the SenSation Ride™, saddlery@telus.net, www.nickerssaddlery.com R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 8/11 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@telus.net TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS

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ALL ‘Round Outfitters for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver) 250-498-4324 Stop & See us in the Sears Appliance Store, Downtown Oliver! 11/11 BIG  M SADDLES & TACK, (5765 Falkland Rd, Falkland) 250-379-2078 10/11 or 604-850-4238 Buy, Sell or Trade, Wholesale. www.bigmtack.com BOUCHIE LAKE FARM & FEED (Quesnel) 778-465-3333 5/12 New & Used Tack, Giftware, Otter Co-op, Nature’s Mix, Pet Food CARRIAGE HOUSE MINIATURE HORSE TACK & HARNESS (Vernon) 250-541-7773. Everything you need for your VSE. www.tackforminiatures.com 2/12

GRAND SADDLERY

Official Insurance Broker for the Horse Council of BC • “FarmCare” Insurance • “EquiCare” Horse Mortality • Special Programs for Members

Armstrong BC 250-546-9722 We measure your horse for the best tree fit. Western saddles for all breeds of horses.

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www.grandsaddlery.com

• CALL  TODAY 1-800-670-1877 •  www.capri.ca/horse 12/11

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Business Services TRAINERS/coaches

TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS LAMMLE’S WESTERN WEAR & TACK (ALBERTA & BC) 1.877.LAMMLES For Everything Western go to www.lammles.com to find a location near you.

12/11

Tellington TTouch training, (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 11/11 ttouch@shaw.ca • www.icefarm.com

THE RANCH - Home of “Robbie” – Percheron/TB Stallion Driving Lessons/Clinics. Horses broke and trained for driving. For Sale: Eventing/Jumping/Driving/Trail prospects. Ellen Hockley & Steve Laughlin, Pritchard, BC 250-577-3366, theranchbc@gmail.com 3/12

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WINDSUM ENTERPRISES LTD (Langley) 604-789-0150 3/12 New & Used Tack & Apparel, English & Western www.windsum.ca TRAILER REPairs PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. 8/11 Trans National Trailer INC., (Vernon) 250-308-8980, tnt125@shaw.ca 8/11 RV’s to Horse Trailers, Parts, Trailer Brake Specialist

TRANQUILLE FARMS (Lake Country) Lorraine Pilon. EC Cert. Western Coach, Monty Roberts Cert. Holder. www.tranquillefarms.com 250-766-7180 9/11 MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton) 250-295-4329 Clinics & Horse training. Eng/West. Level 4 CHA Master Instructor. www.mwsporthorses.com 7/12 CARL WOODS PERFORMANCE HORSES (Peachland) 250-808-1486, Pleasure, Reining, Roping, Cowhorse, Colts Started, Farrier Service, www.chevyequine.com 5/12 transport/hauling

TRAINERS/coaches

Crofton Horse transport Canada / USA / International

www.ForTheHorse.com

An EQUESTRIAN

A trusted name in ‘safe’ animal transport. 877-246-4355 www.Croftontransport.com

CENTRE LIKE NO OTHER in the world

Philippe Karl School of Legerete Classical Dressage • Barefoot Program Natural Horsemanship • Holistic Equine Management Equine Bodywork • Equine Rehabilitation and Re-Training 4/12

ESTER GERLOF, (Enderby) 250-803-8814, EC Cert. Western Instructor, Lessons/ Training/Boarding; outdoor arena, access to crown land/trails; Ester21@telus.net 12/11 www.DarylGibbHorsemanship.com 250-499-5844   8/12 All Disciplines – Horsemanship Clinics, Colt Starting, Problem Horses

Local and Long Distance Horse Transport Charter and Shared Hauls - Emergency Service Oversized, Comfortable Trailer Commercially Insured and Licensed Based Near Kamloops, B.C.

www.eastwindstables.com

8/11

Dana Hokana Quarter Horses

Tanya Balmes 250.573.2555

Quality Horse Transport

Specializing in Western Pleasure Training - Lessons - Clinics

DVD Instructional Videos - Performance Horses for Sale

7/12

Kevan Garecki

9/11

danahokana@aol.com • 951.302-9463 • www.hokana.com

Jumping lessons Michael Rabe Training and Boarding Preparation for sales, starting young horses 250-838-7051 or Cell 250-308-6024 • Enderby, BC mrabe@jetstream.net • www.hanoveriansporthorsefarm.com 10/11

CINDY KIRSCHMAN, (Okanagan) 250-547-9277 Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 8/12 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford) 604-850-1243 Former Parelli Professional, Clinics/Lessons, www.sandylang.ca 8/12 RANDY OPHUS PERFORMANCE HORSES (Vanderhoof) 250-567-4269 or 250-567-8685, Reining, Working Cow, Cutting, www.roperformancehorses.com 8/12 Lee Poncelet Performance Horses, (Vernon) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training of all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 9/11 Birgit Stutz, Chris Irwin Gold Cert. Trainer/Coach, www.fallingstarranch.ca Training/Lessons/Clinics/Camps, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster, BC, 250-968-6801 11/11

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“It’s All About The Horse”

778-858-7301 www.h-4.ca Serving Western Canada Over 30 Years’ Experience

VETERINARIANS DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. www.dawsoncreekvet.com 5/12 Deep Creek Vet. Services, (North Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-833-8585 Drs. Bruce Baker & Susi Cienciala, 24 hr. emergency service 5/12 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY 250-374-1486 8/12 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Rob Mulligan OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM & Grant Scott DVM, Dipl., ACVS, Board Cert. Equine Surgeon. 3/12 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099 10/11 Drs. Alex Wales, Susan Wales and Jessica Wales SALMON VALLEY VET SERVICES (Shuswap/North OK) 10/11 250-833-4217 Dr. Brytann Youngberg Mobile Equine Service THREE VALLEYS VET SERVICES (BC’s Southern Interior) Dr. David Ward Full equipped equine/bovine mobile, 250-497-6127 or 250-809-8807 9/11 Vernon VETERINARY CLINIC, (Vernon) 250-542-9707 5/12 D. Lemiski, H. Mehl, M. Latwat, L. Miller, vernonvets@shaw.ca

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Stallions and Breeders Peebles mini donkey ranch (Falkland) 250-379-2373 10/11 Reg’d & Pet Quality babies for sale. www.peeblesranch.ca or papeebles@gmail.com

Butte Morgan Horses ~ Western Foundation Breeding

POLAR PINTABIANS (Winfield, AB) 780-682-2659 3/12 Breeding for Colour & All Around Quality. www.polarpintabian.webs.com

For Family Fun or When There’s Work to be Done!

Standing WWF Stallions ~ Stock For Sale ~ Visitors Always Welcome

www.buttemorgans.com 403-382-8110

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RIVERSIDEPERFORMANCEHORSES.COM (Prince George) 250-612-4770 SS: Breeding Quality AQHA Perf. Horses. Boarding/Coaching/Judging/Clinics

CARTWRIGHT QUARTER HORSES (Rock Creek) 250-446-2881 3/12 SS: 2 AQHA/NFQHA Gold Palomino 26% LEO Blood. www.cartwrightqh.com

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SALMON VALLEY RANCH (Salmon Arm) 250-833-4217 10/11 SS: SVR Royal Checkmate, AQHA Perlino; Okies Last Chance, APHA Black Tobiano

DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 7/12 SS: DD Pacha Ulixes, Bay, 15HH, Henryville/Viger lines, www.canadianhorse.info

SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES (Lumby) 250-547-6811 SS: Salty Ole Jack ’96 AQHA, www.saltyolejackquarterhorses.com 5/12

Dragonfly Acres

CFHA / KFPS Star Stallion “OTTO” (AI/Live cover) Quality Friesians Friesian Sport horses E-mail: lisa@dragonflyacres.ca Lisa 604-539-8108 (Langley) www.dragonflyacres.ca

5/12

FAIRVIEW ARABIAN STUD (Okanagan Falls) 250-497-6127 SS: World Class Crabbet Bloodlines, www.fairviewarabianstud.com

SKYVIEW RANCH (Vanderhoof) 250-567-9754 3/12 Breeding Quality Reining & Working Cow Horses. www.skyview-ranch.com STARMYRIAPPALOOSAS.CA (Edson, AB) 780-723-7899 8/11 Stallion Service, Indian Shufflers, Stock for Sale, CHA Instructor

9/11

HNROCKINHORSERANCH.COM (Waseca, SK) 306-893-4478 (4 hrs/Edmonton) SS: Hollywood Dream, 2007 AQHA Gold Champagne Dun (Homozygous) 4/12 Hypoallergenic Curly Horses (Summerland) 250-486-6773 Stallion service, all ages horses for sale. www.curlystandardplace.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 7/12 www.toltaway.com • More Gaits - More Fun, just Tolt Away

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icelandic horse farm (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 11/11 ttouch@shaw.ca • www.icefarm.com

WWW.WHOAANDGOQUARTERHORSES.COM 250-551-4739/250-768-9658 SS: Hortons Triple Skip, AQHA/APHA Palomino, 16HH, standing in Westbank 6/12

Lone Larch Akhal Tekes Discover the Turkmen Purebred Home of golden stallion MARUK Stallion service – Foal sales (Lumby) 250-547-0153 • www.lonelarch.com

YELLOW MOUNT RANCH (Welling, AB) 403-894-2912 12/11 SS: AQHA, APHA & Thoroughbred Stallions, bigcheeks@yellowmountranch.com ZIRNHELT CUTTING HORSES (Kamloops) 250-828-1033 3/12 Training/Breeding Quality Cutting Horses, zirnheltcuttinghorses@telus.net

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OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 8/12 SS: Breeding AQHA / NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy

Salty Ole Jack

1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut

BREEDERS Your ad should be here!

Yearly Rates starting at $195

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

Saltyolejack quarter horSeS For 2011 bookings call: 250-547-6811 or 250-307-2502

(For 12 issues)

Glen Black

Box 136, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0 www.saltyolejackquarterhorses.com • oldsaltyjack@yahoo.ca

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On The Market

HERD DISPERSAL & RANCH FOR SALE 7-year-old Reg’d APHA Mare, “Sundalena” – 14.2HH Ranch raised, used for trail riding. Potential for Reining/Cutting. Great bloodlines. $3,500. See also 21 more horses for sale. www.pro-horsemanship.com 250-315-9087 (Merritt) E-mail: pro-horsemanship@hotmail.com

2009 CLASSIC 3 HORSE ALUMINUM G/N WITH LQ Slant Load with Rubber floor. Mangers and rear and middle tack. LQ has 6’ slide-out for kitchen nook and 10’ short wall. Queen bed, air cond, stereo, fridge, stove, furnace, micro, hot water and shower. Full bathroom. Too many extras to list. Lots of storage. Hay rack and water tank on top of roof. 13’ awning. $45,000 obo. 250-379-6881 (Falkland)

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“COOS ITS TONKA TIME”

“SHEZA SPECTACULAR”

2006 PtHA Reg’d Pinto Gelding. Tonka is a great PtHA gelding by Painted Coos out of buckskin tobiano mare Livin On Tulsa Time (PtHA halter and colour winner). Tonka has been lightly saddled but handled extensively since birth. He’s a very quiet, laid back fella waiting for a job. Very personable and willing to please his handler. UTD on worming and farrier. $500. For more info 250-379-2969 (Falkland) E-mail: halfmoonacres@hotmail.com

2004 APHA Reg’d Mare. Out of Spectacular Flash & Sheza Calico Ghost. Sire’s Grandson of World Champion Sunny Dee Bar. Sire’s Grand-dam full sister to Impressive. Has produced one exceptional foal. Open for season or ready to start. UTD on worming and farrier. $1,000 obo. For more info 250-379-2969 (Falkland) E-mail: halfmoonacres@hotmail.com

9 YR, 14.1HH REG’D HAFLINGER Flashy Western Pony. Great on trails, goes over/under, through anything, not spooky. Trailers, good with the farrier, sweet temperament, no naughty pony tricks, extremely willing and forward. Safe for intermediate riders. Picks up his proper leads in a canter but will only canter when asked. Selling farm, all horses going. Asking $4,500. obo 604-938-3773 (Pemberton)

APHA MARE - FOALED MAY 1, 2007 Sire: Okies Last Chance Dam: Sweetline Finesse, daughter of IMA Cool Irwin 15HH. Started as 3-year-old. Currently in training. A real sweetheart to work with. Asking $3,000. Sandy 250-542-2085 (Vernon)

RANDY OPHUS PERFORMANCE HORSES is offering *Weanlings and Yearlings by Got To Last

“TC HOLLYWOOD JAZZ” Reg’d 8-year-old Quarter Horse Mare, 15.1HH

Sire: DOT Hollywood Jessie/Grand Sire: Hollywood Dun It. Dam: Freckles Jazzy Belle/Grand Dam: Freckles Peppy Belle. Very well-bred all around. Professionally trained Western and English.  Super temperament and very willing. Up-to-date on shots, worming, dental work and regular farrier work. Very sound, bathes, clips, hauls and very easy to work with. Intermediate/experienced rider. Approved home only. For more info please visit our website under Sales at www.carriagecourtstables.com 250-542-3433 (Vernon)

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

AS WELL AS: *Two and Three year olds by Chex To Me and Jacs Bar Pepper. Out of own daughters of Solanos Peppy San, Smart Lil Player, Hotrodder Disco, Kim’s Pica Pride, Jez A Lena and more. *Four year old Palomino mare by Pepinics Master. *Some broodmares for sale. Bred to Snappin Cat, a money earning son of High Brow Cat, out of a daughter of Snapper Cal Bar. ~ Horses in various levels of training ~ Priced from $1,500 to $6,500 ~ More photos at www.roperformancehorses.com Home: 250-567-4269 or Cell: 250-567-8685 (Vanderhoof)

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On The Market VALLEYVIEW RANCH Performance Horses for Sale

HONOR OF PEP 11-year-old gelding Reserve Winner at Alberta 3 YR Old Futurity

HOBBY FARM FOR SALE Perfectly set-up, partially treed 8.5 acre horse property for sale in Armstrong/Spallumcheen. 3,400 sq. ft. post-andbeam farmhouse with 5 bedrooms, den and 2.5 baths. Large 100’ x 200’ sand ring, 3 paddocks with shelters, 5 turn-out fields, excellent fencing, 2 stall heritage barn. $629,000. See photos at www3.telus.net/absolutehorse E-mail: absolutehorse@telus.net 250-546-0531 (Armstrong)

4 YR OLD REG’D APPENDIX GELDING Sorrel, 15.3HH. Grandson of NORTHERN PRESENCE. Has professional training. Light on his feet; loves to run. Started on trails with mother. Easy to handle. $6,000. Call 250-838-7300 for info and viewing (Enderby)

Bloodlines include: Chex, Doc O Lena, Peppy San, Son Of Honour, Doc Freckles Leo REINING, CUTTING, COW HORSE & BARREL HORSES Ages 4 to 12 years. Well broke. Professionally trained. 250-836-3383 E-mail: oscarm@telus.net (Malakwa, BC) 10/11

Banditos Mesa De Oro

FLASHY PALOMINO 2 YEAR OLD REG’D AQHA FILLY

A real looker - this filly is a true show off. She has been started under saddle and showing huge athletic abilities. Trailers, clips, bathes and stands for farrier. This little filly has been out a lot and has a mind to handle anything. Ready to go in the direction of your choice. $4,500 obo. E-mail for more pics at aprilseifried@hotmail.com or Call April at 604-970-2452 (Langley)

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15.2HH, 13 YEAR OLD QUARTER HORSE GELDING Good all-around horse. Done Barrels and Gymkhana. Great on trails and would suit any rider. Been to BCBRA Finals as Peewee and Junior horse. $3,900. 250-392-9434 (Williams Lake)

2005 AQHA/NFQHA Buckskin Mare by Dual Banditos Gold, out of Kelvin Katy Chex. 14.3HH, correct conformation, sound and solidly built. Dual Pep, Doc’s Oak, Peppy San Badger, Cal Bar (by Doc Bar) and Bueno Chex are all on Mesa’s papers. This cute little mare is super fun to ride. Quick, sensitive and responsive, light in the bridle and turns on a dime. Started in Reining and Cutting. She is showing amazing potential on cattle. Mesa will make an excellent Reining, Cutting or Cow Horse. Good on trails. Sadly being sold due to ill health. $6,900. Please call 250-491-1801 (West Kelowna) E-mail: horsejudge2@yahoo.com

68 • Saddle Up • August 2011

Big solid 15.2HH, has had over 120 days professional training. Shown in Reining last fall, also been on flag and cows. This gelding is sure to please you with his personality and huge heart! Would make great cross discipline horse. Goes English and Western. Highly athletic and hard working. $5,500 obo. E-mail for more pics at aprilseifried@hotmail.com or Call April at 604-970-2452 (Langley)

Rappenhof Sporthorses

Old Baldy Ranch Offspring for Sale

Retirement Sale

Sired By:

Jaz Poco Silverado AqhA/Nfqh 100%, Poco Bueno 27% Silver Grullo, herda N/N Son of Little Steel Dust, AqhA Rom Reining

3 TOP CLASS RIDDEN BLACK MARES

Goldun Poco Mr Matt AqhA/Nfqh 97%, Poco Bueno 34% Dun, herda N/N Grandson of Little Steel Dust, Open Reining Winner Grandson of Little Steeldust

* 2006 16.1HH Trakehner ‘Model’, ranked #2 in North America * 2004 16.3HH German Trakehner, National Champion * 2003 16.2HH German Oldenburg Premium, Dressage winner Florida AND Two 2011 foals by Platinum

LBJ Sierras Blue TE

AqhA Blue Roan - Te N’Te, Blue Boy quincy, Crimson War Bloodlines

Aaron & Colleen Wangler Dawson Creek, BC

Ph/fax: 250-843-7337 • oldbaldy@neonet.bc.ca

www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 4 YR OLD REG’D AQHA GELDING

250-446-2149 (Osoyoos)

8/12

www.rappenhof.com

10/11

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


On The Market 3 WINDS RANCH

ELFONDO MORGANS OFFERS FOR SALE

appaloosacentre.com

OFFSPRING FOR SALE From these fine Stallions

Ranch Raised Versatile Morgans for Work or Family Fun

TW Smok N Hawk 2004 ApHCC Dark Palomino

Sired By:

TW Sunsation 1994 APHA Palomino Tobiano 3Winds Skippa Treat 2007 Palomino Leopard Appaloosa Skip Jewels Leo 1994 AQHA Red Dun (Two Eyed Jack breeding) Horses For Sale / Horses Started Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-5397; 3winds@telus.net www.keremeos.com/3winds 2/12

JMF La BARON (Black 15HH)

for sale Premium, safe friendly, family riding recreation & Usin’ show Horses www.appaloosacentre.com 250-963-9779 appaloosacentre@telus.net

ELFONDO’S TIGER (14.2HH Chestnut)

FOXTAIL’S TRIPLE THREAT (14.3HH Buckskin)

3/12

Stock For Sale - Stallions Standing Amber Fullerton, Arras, BC 250-843-7186 www.elfondomorgans.webs.com

5/12

1/9 page colour PHOTO ADS only $60. + tax Next Deadline August 15 PERLICH BROS. Auction Market Ltd.

2 DAY FALL HORSE SALE

Friday, September 30th at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 a.m. Accepting entries starting July 4th Visit www.perlich.com for consignment forms

26th Annual Production and Herd Reduction Sale

Sunday, September 11, 2011 12 noon Alder Flats, AB

Selling over 250 Registered & Non-Registered Horses Catalogue Deadline, September 12, 2011 Ranch Horses Performance Horses Kid’s Horses Foals Prospects Much More! Email: auction@perlich.com Phone: 403-329-3101 Fax: 403-327-2288 Located in Lethbridge, AB

(3 miles East on Hwy 3 and a 1/4 mile South on Broxburn Road)

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Alder Valley Ranch

40 Quarter Horse Weanlings

by Docs Hickory, Peppy San Badger, Boonlight Dancer, Doc O’Lena, Bueno Chex and Two Eyed Jack bred stallions

15 Quarter Horse mares 2 Paint mares 5 Quarter Horse yearlings 8 Quarter Horse 2 year olds 8 broke geldings Doyle and Lorraine Seely, 780-388-2406 Gene Seely, 780-388-3781

www.aldervalleyranch.com Guest Consignors

Black and White Paint team broke to ride and drive Sale managed by Wowk Ranch, Auctions #180680 www.saddleup.ca • 69


Shop & Swap! FOR SALE INNISFAIL AUCTION MARKET. Weekly Cattle Sales. Twice a month Horse Sales. 1-800-710-3166 or www.innisfailauctionmarket.com (Innisfail, AB) 11/11 SEABLEND - “Just a tablespoon a day” for better feet, hair coat, disposition, conception rate, health. Your local agent Lydia Janik 604-888-9793. Call today. www.seaboost.ca 8/11

www.pattenropehorses.com For all your Rope & Ranch Horse needs!

FINE LINE ARABIANS offers superior pleasure, show, endurance and breeding stock for sale. Rare Ferzon/Azraff pedigrees. Visitors welcome. 250-547-9367 (Cherryville) 9/11 DISPERSAL OF HORSES AND TACK. Arabians and HalfArabians. All registered and Sweepstaked. 5 years to mature. 250-459-2909 (Clinton)

We also have Panels for Sale 780-388-2139 Buck Lake, AB 8/11

By Cam Johnston 780-719-2740

Shelters for cattle, calves, horses etc. or for storage Single or double shelters (or more panels to add on) Pick-up panels or delivered on site Different designs and finishes available Call Chris for free quote or view shelters in stock

Starting at $1,195.00 (excl HST)

Specializing in timber frame Barns, Hay Sheds, Pole Barns, covered and enclosed riding arenas

2/12

1650 Shuswap Ave., Lumby, BC www.swisscarpentry.com 250-547-6616 www.swisstimberconstruction.com

www.doubledcustomhats.com 13.93 Acres in Summerland, BC

AL VAndermey

Toll Free: 1-866-494-7321 250-809-4400 vandermey@vip.net www.alvandermey.com

2360 sq.ft. country home with full bsmt and a legal 2 bdrm 14x66 renovated mobile. 2 large shops, double garage, quad carport/machinery shop, 6 stall stable, and a small year round creek. Close to town and a school bus route. All services except sewer. All farm equipment incuded. A must see! MLS#®112948 $799,000.

SERVICES CERTIFIED EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPIST, Pauline Colgate, offering Chiropractic & Massage Therapy. Certified Saddle Fitting. For an appointment call 250-302-1785 (Williams Lake) 9/11

Rails to Rafters

NEW TO ARMSTRONG from California

REBECCA GILLHAM - EQUINE THERAPIST Pole Buildings * Barns * Shelters * Indoor & Outdoor Arenas * Restoration & Repair * Bobcat 25 years experience ~ free estimates Serving the North Okanagan from the ground up.

ASK YOUR DEALER FOR

EZFlex Cookies and EZTreats ™

JOINT CARE FOR YOUR HORSE Glucosamine MSN Chondroitin

SCOTT ROSS 250-547-2447

10/11

70 • Saddle Up • August 2011

Specializing in solving behavioral and physical problems in horses. - Certified in Massage and Physical Therapy - Thirty years experience starting young horses - Natural Horsemanship instruction and clinics

Available by appointment 530-401-0291

HORSE BLANKET LAUNDRY & REPAIRS HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs at Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-5460104 (Armstrong) 8/11

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

250-318-6308

www.ezflexcookies.com

4/12

Are You Highly Motivated? Looking for selfmotivated people to learn how to set up and operate MiniOffice Outlets from Home. www.ruready2dream.com 12/12

RENTALS 2 BEDROOM MOBILE with laundry room, porch addition, well-insulated, and tack shed on horse friendly property. $500 per month. Also available adjacent large horse paddock with shelter. 250-499-5667 (Keremeos)

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


Shop & Swap! BOARDING

EVENTS COPPER HILLS EQUESTRIAN CENTRE (Kamloops) www.copperhillsequestrian.ca See our ad on pg. 45

Brookside staBles

DOUBLE DELICHTE

Horse Boarding in Salmon Arm New Indoor Arena 70x160 Outdoor Arena 95x220 12x12 Stalls Heated Automatic Waterers Heated Tack Room Large Paddocks with Shelters

STABLES

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

250-260-5299 Coldstream, BC

Lessons and Training available Access to Crown land Close to South Canoe trails Minutes from downtown Salmon Arm Call 250-803-0190 6621 Okanagan Avenue N.E., Salmon Arm

10/11

L & L Quarter Horses

2/12

GLENEDEN STABLE 3261-50 Street NW, Salmon Arm, BC

Horse Boarding in Vernon

Full Board (3 feedings per day) Indoor Arena 75’ x 274’ Outdoor Riding Ring 205’ x 107’ Large Paddocks w/Shelters Box Stalls, Wash Stalls, Heated Tack Room ~ Trainers Welcome ~

• Offering Full Board • 25 x 250 Paddocks with Shelters • 100 x 200 Outdoor Sand Arena • Round Pen • Access to Trails • Heated Automatic Waterers

Minutes from downtown Salmon Arm

Located on East Vernon Road in the BX 5 minutes to Vernon, BC

250-545-9014 or 250-558-8289

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Call 250-832-7959 www.holsteinersporthorse.ca

September Fall Fair issue is coming Get your ad in by August 15 Miscellaneous

Leather & Stitches

Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles

The Leather Lady

Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 12/11

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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

250-546-3955

www.deepcreekgeneralstore.com 3455 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong

www.saddleup.ca • 71


Trails West 2011 Adventure Posse • 4 Wall Lining • Saddle Racks • Slam Latch & Rear Dividers • Rubber Mats • Tack Room • Ready to Go!

A Great Starter Trailer! Only 3 Left!

2 Horse Adventure Posse $6,499 00 or 0 Down, $145 per month OAC

Living Quarters from $29,999

Classic II 2 Horse Including Tail Side Windows & Roof Vents. 1 extra foot in the rear stall. $11,459.00 $9999.00 or 0 down $209.00 per month OAC

$5000 down, $272.00 per month oac

3 Horse Living Quarters Fridge • Stove • Microwave • Stereo with Outside Speakers • Sofa/Bed 13,500 BTU Air Conditioner • 2 Burner Cook Top • Furnace

• 7’6” Interior Height • 1-1/2” Lined Insulated Walls • Aluminum Skin Side Walls • All Aluminum Doors • Rear Load Light • Drop Feed Windows • 3 Way Vents • Spare Wheel & Tire

For Trailer Repairs Big & Small, We Do Them All! Call 1-800-337-8399. www.sunrisetrailersales.ca H Let Us Earn Your Business

AbbotsforD

BC Dealer #9301a

31877 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5Z8

(604) 852-8528 • 1-800-337-8399

CloverDAle

Greater VanCouVer area - BC Dealer #9301

17982 #10 Hwy, Cloverdale, BC V3S 1C7

(604) 574-2097 • 1-800-363-9993

KelownA

BC Dealer #9301B

1725 Byland Rd, Kelowna, BC

V1Z 3H4

(250) 769-8277 • 1-877-322-2382

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