Saddle Up July-09

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JULY 2009


History and Hospitality Come Alive at Historic O’Keefe Ranch Cowboy Dinner Show every Friday night Grab your hat and get your boots, the cowboys are coming to Historic O’Keefe Ranch, north of Vernon, BC, every Friday night during July and August. The cowboys will be Rob Dinwoodie and Friends. Expect some great entertainment including Western Poetry and Song, Campfire sing-a-long, a Roping demonstration and horse-drawn Carriage Rides. Of course, the meal will be cowboy style with beef, beans and other wonderful BBQ choices. It’s a good old-fashioned way to spend your Friday evening, in the company of friends, enjoying the ambiance of the Ranch. Be sure to book your tickets early.

Cowboy Festival And don’t forget about our Annual Cowboy Festival on August 1 and 2. We expect twenty ranches from all over the North Okanagan, Cariboo and beyond competing in the Ranch Horse Competition. Th is year there will be a Cowboy Concert on Saturday evening – August 1 featuring Rob Dinwoodie and Friends. And new this year - the Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band and David Longworth. There is also a Cowboy BBQ each night at the Cattlemen’s Corral on site. It will be a great weekend of fun. Mark your calendars for the August long weekend. Bring your family and your ‘visiting’ friends. Th is is one tourist destination they will never forget. We look forward to welcoming you. Need details? Contact Marilyn 250-542-7868 or visit

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Tradition Comes Alive: PAALH Announces 2009 National Show,

By Tara McWilliams


One of the reasons (aside from our beautiful horses!) PAALH shows are so popular is because they are especially planned to provide something for everyone, whether they already own an Iberian, hope to one day, or just enjoy seeing these magnificent animals in action. There will be merchant and artisan tables with exciting and useful items of many kinds. Thanks to our generous donors, there will be a silent auction fi lled with items people want and need. Breedings to top-quality stallions will be auctioned and a separate breeding raffle will also be held. Another PAALH tradition, inaugerated at our inception in 2004, is creating opportunities to socialize. These are interspersed through the event and are open to all. In our part of the world, where long distances can present huge obstacles, many friends get to see each other in person only once a year, at the show. We do our best to make these “family reunions” fun and enjoyable for all. One of our biggest traditions and one for which the PAALH show became instantly C & E Trail North, Red Deer famous, is the Saturday evening Spanish Fiesta, • Lessons & Boarding a highlight event • Andalusian & Arab Breeding • Show Training & Sales played to a packed house. It features a FOR SALE professional flamenco “ZOE” is a Lusitano/Andalusian "MADRID" is a 16.1HH Reg'd Puredance troupe and cross Yearling Filly, available for bred Andalusian Gelding. He is kind authentically costumed double registry. She is gorgeous, eleand gentle with a quiet, pleasing de-


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gant, tall, and flashy. Sire is Saphiro, a Cremello Andalusian from Rainey Valley Farm; Mare is sweepstakes Reg’d Arabian. This cross is very versatile for dressage, endurance, hunter jumper, etc. All vaccinations and deworming up to date. $4000.




n July 24, 25, and 26, 2009, the Pacific Andalusian and Lusitano Horse Association (PAALH) will host its sixth annual Iberian Show and the third IALHA-sanctioned National Show in Chilliwack, BC. True to PAALH tradition, our previous shows, including our two National Shows, were resounding successes: 2009 will continue to build on that foundation. The annual PAALH Show is a very popular event, not only among owners of Iberian horses, but with the general public as well. The IALHA Qualifying Show takes place all day Thursday, July 23. The National Show begins on the morning of Friday the 24th with Halter classes and ends on the afternoon of Sunday the 26th with Dressage. Our multitalented horses and their riders will also compete in Western, Saddle-seat, Working Equitation, Doma Vaquera and other categories. These four days are fi lled with high-level competition, co-ordinated with clockwork precision.

meanour. Has been trail ridden, walk, trot, canter, started over jumps, and is currently in dressage training. Good on the ground, lunges, loads, and stands well for farrier. All vaccinations and deworming UTD. $14,000.

riders performing alta escuela maneuvers, musical freestyle, dancing stallions, Mexican charros, la guaracha (now an art form of its own and no longer limited to the ranch or the plaza de toros), and other exciting attractions. Immediately following the Fiesta, some lucky person will discover that he or she is the winner of the silent auction of a gorgeous half-Andalusian colt. PAALH’s shows can only take place thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors and supporters and the continued unstinting “beyond the call of duty” efforts of a core of dedicated volunteers who unselfishly step up to the plate year after year to make this magnificent event possible. July is right in the middle of vacation season, so if you’re travelling this way, be sure to mark your calendars now to enjoy the 2009 National PAALH Show and Fiesta. You won’t be disappointed.

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From the Editor… Features Children’s Wish Ride 6 Sunnybrae Bible Camp 8 Blindness in Horses, Part 1 16 History of Horse Drawn Carriages 20 What is Combined Driving? 22 European Trainer’s Challenge 24 Beware of Easy Answers 27 Enlightened Fitness, Part 2 30 Ask the Horses 41 Fillies Frolic in Cariboo 44-45

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I want to thank you all for your words of encouragement and sharing your excitement of our new ‘glossy’ format (since the Feb 09 issue). Majority of you feel this was a good move and I am happy to hear that. Saddle Up has come a long way from the first issue of 32 pages in November 2000. Hits or visits on the website? What is more important? Now I am no computer guru or ‘geek’ – never claimed to be. But my website whiz (Prima Design) says the visits are the key! So even if Saddle Up gets an average of 8,000 hits per day or 250,000 hits per month; OR more importantly 130 visits per day or 4,000 visits per month – what is more attractive to our advertisers? (I think there is a future story here on the statistics of websites). I have decided to head on down to the BC Heritage Finals in Chilliwack on July 11-12. If I’m not at the booth it’s because I am out and about enjoying the show. So please try and catch up with me and say hello.

Nancy CONTRIBUTORS: Carol Hansson, Kathy Scott, Roger Matas, Dr. Robert Mulligan DVM, Dwayne Danley, Rachel Eldred, Cheryle Hickman, Mary Neufeld, Paul Dufresne, Chris Irwin, Carole Wheeler, Elspeth Manning, Kate Moore, Jackie Evans, Cathie Taggart, Mark McMillan, Greg Roman, Mike Puhallo, Drew Pederson, Marilyn Berglund, Liz Mitten Ryan, Sandy Chevallier. MASTHEAD PHOTOS: (regular features) by Rein-Beau Images ON THE COVER: Heritage Andalusians. Photo by Andrea Blair Photography. See more on page 5. OFFICIAL VOICE FOR: BC Quarter Horse Assoc., BC Paint Horse Club, BC Cutting Horse Assoc., BC Interior Arabian Horse Assoc., Pine Tree Riding Club, Endurance Riders Assoc. of BC.

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Dear Editor... Hi Nancy, I just wanted to thank you for including the article Horses and First Nations (May 2009 issue), despite it not having the name of the author. Thank you also to the First Nations author, as this took a lot of courage and strength to do. First Nations communities are small and despite all this person does to remain anonymous, it is likely that their name will be learned. Hopefully by then, support in the community will prevent any harassment or harm to them. The problem of starving horses is growing in both Native and Non-native communities and it will only get worse before it gets better. The BCSPCA is doing what they can to care for the seized horses but I fear that they may have to delay help to certain horses once their resources are tapped dry. Saddle Up is such a great voice for the horse. Please keep up the great work you do on behalf of all of those starving and suffering horses that are yet to be helped out there. - Many thanks, Laura Dean, Project Equus, Critteraid

P.S. I agree with your comment on the dogs at the indoor events. I have three dogs, love them to death, but know the bad habits of many dog owners when it comes to venues/ events like that.

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We Have Some Great Prospects For Sale. They are of Breeding and Performance Quality. One 2-year-old Colt, two sucking Colts and a suckling Iberian Filly (Thoroughbred/Andalusian cross). Rider and Trainer: Keelly Reggelsen Photos by:

Proud to Sponsor: The Pacific Association of the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Canadian National Andalusian Championship Show and Saturday night Fiesta of the Royal Horse. July 23 - 26, 2009 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Bette Lyn 604-886-9600 or visit

Dean & Sally Handley Colt born April 25; out of Colt born May 31; out of our PRE Filly born April 18; sired by our bay mare, Bulgara MIR, mare, Aurora SDF, sired by the bay Ciclón, out of Stride Away Acres, Home Free (Wendy). imported from California and stallion Justiciero XXV. sired by Ciclón. 2495 Samuelson Road, Sicamous, BC 250-836-2203 • 5

13th Annual Children’s Ride a Horse THANKS TO YOU BRITISH COLUMBIA… Our Grand Total as of June 21, 2009 is $120,000.00 from 22 rides taking place in 2009.


This is an awesome result for 2009! Even in a so-called recession our Children’s Wish Rides have done an incredible job again. HATS OFF TO EVERYONE INVOLVED. - Mary Neufeld


Mary Neufeld, Provincial Ride Coordinator. photo by Rob Newell, courtesy Langley Times


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Children’s Wish Ride - Kelowna, BC

By Kathy Scott


In Memory Of Walter White, (March29th, 1929-July15th, 2008) Black Mountain in Kelowna was the setting for the 13th Annual Children’s Wish Ride on Saturday, May 23rd. The event was a huge success thanks to our gracious hosts Al and Carole Wingenbach who took over the ride organizing duties last year. They have done a wonderful job and would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work. A beautiful sunny day brought forth 49 riders with the purpose of raising money for children with high risk lifethreatening illnesses. All proceeds stay 6 • Saddle Up • July 2009

in the BC/Yukon chapter of the CWF. This year’s ride was a very emotional day for the family of the late Walter White who passed away on July 15th, 2008. Walter was the Wish Ride organizer with his wife Shirley from its first ride in Kelowna 13 years ago, until 5 years ago when he handed the reins over to Mary Neufeld. Together they coordinated 23 rides throughout BC during that time and his passion for helping sick children through horses is being carried on through his family, friends and fellow riders. His daughter Irene and

husband Roger travelled from Calgary for this year’s event. Walter’s son Lyle also attended. On August 22nd, 2009 Irene and Roger will be hosting the first Alberta Children’s Wish Ride at Kannanaskis. For details go to www. Kelowna’s total was $23,295 raised and a good time was had by all. Many thanks to all the contributors for the prizes donated and the wonderful volunteers who always thanklessly make these events succeed. Jennifer Moir from the Children’s Wish Foundation of

Wish Provincial Trail Ride - Grant a Wish OCEANSIDE


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At the Pritchard Rodeo Grounds (approx 20 miles east of Kamloops) during the “Git Er Done” Gymkhana between 12 – 1 p.m.


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Year to date we have raised $765,000.00 The Provincial Wish Trail Ride is the largest donor for the Children’s Wish Foundation, BC/Yukon Chapter.






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Slocan Valley: Ken Flemming will be 90 on November 22. He’s the oldest Wish trail rider and he lead the group out! Pretty Darn Awesome!

Canada was on hand to support the riders. Special thanks to Budge Winter for donating the use of the Black Mountain Rodeo Grounds as our command post and Lee Dinwoodie for providing the entertainment to a group of hot and dusty riders. Special thanks to Diamond H Tack and Al and Carole Wingenbach for donating the saddle won by Marilyn Prentis of Kelowna. There were trophies and prizes for the oldest rider, 81-year-old Fred Stocken of Kelowna. The youngest rider was 8-year-old Tyler Matzelle, grandson of


$3,500. Al and Carole. They also won a well deserved trophy donated by Mike Kempf of Merritt for the most money raised at $6,200. The farthest traveller was Sue Maitland of Powell River. It was a very rewarding day for all of us and I would encourage all riders to take part in this event. For more information on a Wish Ride in your area please visit www. to Ride a Horse – Grant A Wish! The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada marks its 25th anniversary in 2009, and will grant its 15,000th Wish this summer.

It is a wonderful organization that gives children some hope for a brighter day. When a child is granted a wish it not only affects the well being of the child and their family but the surrounding community, doctors, nurses and hospital staff get involved because it is a feel good fundraiser that puts a smile on a child’s face. We hope to see you at next year’s ride. It was my first one and I will definitely be there next year. • 7

Sunny Days at Sunnybrae,

By Meaghan Zaichkowsky

Sunnybrae Bible Camp is a non-profit camp situated on 30 acres of beautiful Shuswap Lake shoreline and nestled at the base of awe-inspiring Mt. Bastion. We are committed to constructing the ultimate summer camp experience for every camper.


ur standards are of the highest quality, as our staff is fully trained in all areas, including horsemanship. My name is Meaghan Zaichkowsky, and I am the head wrangler here at Sunnybrae. For me, there is nothing more exciting than watching a child ride a horse for the first time. The smile on their face beams with joy as they fulfi ll one of their greatest dreams as a child. For many children the opportunity they have to be exposed to horses and life at the barn is minimal (if at all). Therefore, we as a camp and staff take great joy in being able to provide children with the experience of a lifetime! The life lessons learned at the barn continue to impact each and every one of our campers. Some campers

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continue to come back faithfully every year to get their fill of horses; enough to last till the next summer that is. Sunnybrae Bible Camp is in its 69th year of camp ministry. Through the camp we minister to children, teens and families from all over Canada and even internationally through summer camps. The horsemanship program has been running since the mid-1970s and sees approximately 200 kids participate as well as trail rides and pony rides at our family camps. Last summer our attendance was at a record high of 1,326 campers over the summer months. I have been involved with the barn at Sunnybrae for the past three years now. Over those summers, I have realized that our barn is in a suffering state. Our horse program is currently a summer program in which we receive horses that have been donated to us for the summer months. However, during the past few years, the number of horses available to us keeps getting smaller and smaller. Conversely, it seems the amount of campers desiring to come to horse camp keeps getting larger and larger. The problem becomes not having enough horses to suit the needs of the campers. The kids come to camp once a year specifically to ride and the amount of time they spend on a horse is not as much as I wish they could, due to our shortage of horses. As a result of this burden on my heart, Sunnybrae has hired me on as a full-time staff member to revamp the horse program. As I was brainstorming my ideas went wild with the potential we have for our horse program. One of our greatest needs is to expand our herd. The possibility of owning our own horses would provide a more guaranteed amount of horses

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available to us for our growing horse camps. This way we would have a secured base of horses, but still receive donated horses on top of our own, for the summer, allowing the majority of campers to ride every skill block allowing for more lessons to be learned.

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Since we would have our own horses year round on site, this provides opportunity for expansion of our horse program outside of just a summer program. Our desire is to run a horse program for our rental groups during the remainder of the year. To improve our riding arena, we wish to build a Cover-All building over the arena, providing shade on hot summer afternoons, and an indoor riding facility in the winter months. My desire is for you to gain awareness of the potential our horse program has for fulfi lling the dreams of children desiring to come to camp to ride horses and to learn all they possibly can in one week. If you would like to partner with us in our endeavours of improving our horse program financially, or if you, or anyone you know, have horses that would be suitable for beginners and children ages 9-16, please feel free to contact me at info@, or phone 250-835-4596. Feel free to visit our website at to see more pictures, or find out more about the numerous camps we have available. Your support and assistance in our desired expansion would be greatly appreciated.


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Reach Out to Horses® with Anna Twinney Anna Twinney is coming to Gray Creek (Kootenays), B.C. in September.


he Reach Out to Horses® program provides clinics and sessions that are designed to give you the unique opportunity to learn and experiment with the methods and concepts of the language of the horse. Through this hands-on approach, you will gain insight and understanding into the mind of the horse, thus helping to create a trust based partnership. Anna Twinney is taking natural horsemanship to another level – incorporating body language, energy work, animal communication and other healing modalities – all of which will show you how to reconnect to your passions within. This is a chance to work with a talented and enlightened coach who is committed to building and enhancing the relationship between you and your horse through positive understanding and communication. An internationally respected horsewoman, clinician, coach, certified animal communicator and healer, Anna has conducted clinics, classes and training sessions in Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, France, Holland,

Anna Twinney, the woman discovered by Monty Roberts, is coming to Gray Creek, B.C. Natural Horsemanship clinic September 24, 2009 · 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm evening with Anna Twinney September 24 / 25, 2009 · 9.00 am – 5.00 pm one / two day clinic with Anna Twinney Since being discovered by world renowned »Horse Whisperer« Monty Roberts, Anna Twinney has dedicated her life to helping horses & humans live in harmony. She is the former head Instructor of the Monty Roberts International Learning Center MRILP and travels the globe educating people & horses on gentle communication techniques. For more information visit Are you looking for a place to host your clinic? Surrounded by stunning mountains and the waters of Kootenay Lake, Timbuktu offers natural and unique spaces for you and your horses! Experiment · Play · Share · Learn

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Sweden, Spain and throughout the United States. She brings a wealth of knowledge to her own clinics drawing on a life-time of equine experience, and nearly a decade of coaching in excess of 5,000 international students, including those with learning difficulties and physical challenges. Qualified as one of the first 6 instructors throughout the world, Anna was the first person ever to be entrusted with the title of Head Instructor at the MRILC and the only Head Instructor to be a member of the MRIA Board. Anna was a member of the Development team and the originator of several Monty Robert’s courses. She supervised instructor courses, numerous introductory courses and clinics. She wrote the standard exams for both the introductory and instructor courses and has been instrumental in graduating 10 instructor students, as well as being a member of the MRIA Board of Directors for a number of years. During her tenure Anna assisted Monty in compiling the information used in his book, “From My Hands to Yours” and has conducted numerous demonstrations to the public at the MRILC and assisted Monty during Pomona Equine Affairs. Anna has also worked in collaboration with other leading clinicians on natural horsemanship on animal communication. Beyond her own equine training and experience, Anna has explored a plethora of “alternative” healing modalities over the years, including becoming a certified Reiki Master and Intuitive Healer. She has studied Equine Herbal Natural Remedies and Aromatherapy, is a certified Reconnective Healing® Level III practitioner and most recently graduated from Carol Gurney’s HeartTalk Program® as a certified animal communicator. Anna is based in Golden, Colorado and is available for clinics and seminars throughout the year. She is proud to travel the world and spread her knowledge, and hopes to create a Learning Center close to home in the upcoming years.

New CHA Trail Guide Manual On Sale Now The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) has just released its newest publication – CHA Trail Guide Manual.


ritten by leading trail guide professionals from around the United States and Canada, it is a comprehensive guide to trail riding, camping and packing out with your horses and mules. This manual is complete with how-to illustrations and photographs, and is a must-have for all avid trail riders, overnight campers and wilderness packing guides. With educational illustrations by Susan Harris and edited by Julie Goodnight, it has four levels of horsemanship, trail ride information, camping with your horse, knots, packing, safety on the trail, Dutch oven cooking and much more! “Determining what trail riders and guides really need to know was the key to this publication,” says contributing author Jack Breaks of British Columbia. “Input came from both recreational and commercial trail riders at every level of experience and from all over North America – so it really is a trail rider community effort.” To order yours today – please contact CHA. For editors that are willing to do a published review in your publication, CHA will gladly send a complimentary copy to you. Please contact Christy at To view other publications and educational materials for your barns published by CHA visit store/cart.php?target=category&action=view&category_id=250. Some of the titles include CHA Composite Manual of Horsemanship, Riding Instructor and Trail Guide Manual, Ready to Ride?, Standards for Group Riding Programs, Enjoying Equestrian Activities Safely Poster and Horse Sense Posters.

The purpose of CHA is to promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the horse industry. CHA certifies instructors, recreational vaulting coaches, barn managers, college coaches, drivers and trail guides; accredits equestrian facilities; publishes educational manuals and hosts regional and international conferences. For more information on the Certified Horsemanship Association, please visit or call toll-free 1-800-399-0138. To find a certified riding instructor or accredited equine facility near you visit

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Back Country Horsemen’s Rendezvous, “Rock Your World” 2009 By Susan Shumey Photos by Hugh Martell

“Have you ever seen this before?” was a question I asked one of our hosts for the weekend, who replied no…as she looked in amazement, at the crazed group in a horse packing competition Friday afternoon.


t all started with 22 riders and pack animals setting out on a four-day pack trip. I am not really sure what entices these packers to the trails, and sleeping on the ground! Would it be the bond with the great outdoors, their equines, or the comrades they develop along the way with fellow riders? This group joined us on Friday morning, coming down the slope with pack animals in tow, smiles on their faces, and dirt from head to toe! They entered the fairgrounds to a welcoming sight of children scurrying on foot, for the first of three treasure hunts for the weekend.

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Linda Kuhr did a fabulous job keeping the kids events going, to the extent that the kids were having so much fun, they played until they dropped. With 270 people attending and 200 horses and mules, it was a very good turnout. Daryl Gibb was our clinician. Daryl worked on horsemenship, and individual problems, for both the horse and rider. We had a horse and mule obstacle course, a Dutch oven demo, and our everpopular packing competition as

The pancake breakfast was Sunday morning, prepared by the Okanagan Chapter.

Back Country, cont’d well as saddle fitting, and a very informative talk on, colic. As you can see by the picture, the competitors put their heart, soul and sexy bodies into this! There were plenty of trails to ride, a potluck dinner, a vendor alley and live auction. Saturday was a full day with safe trail riding, fire safety, Leave No Trace,

Charlie Fisher, and Erin Sowerby at the packing competition.

the continuing kid’s event and packing competition. We filled our stomachs with a homemade roast beef dinner, finished by apple crisp and whipped cream. After dessert we settled into our AGM, and dealt with the business side of Back Country Horsemen. Rendezvous is the perfect parcel around our AGM. It is an enjoyable time, a time of getting to see old acquaintances and meet some new ones. We finished the evening with entertainment from the talented members in our group, although anyone could join in! Sunday morning opened with a pancake breakfast, held by the Okanagan Chapter, a Cowboy Church “Ride for the Brand” with Ed Brower, and then cleanup time and homeward beyond. Rock Creek thank you for having us, and we are looking

Junior members doing their treasure hunt.

forward to “Rocking Your World” next year. With our organization growing every day, and the great interest in maintaining and opening new trails, we are very fortunate to have members from every walk of life and interests. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, and you can check our website at www.bchorsemen. org for a chapter near you.

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EQ Trails Association, By Leo Lenglet EQ Trails Association, in cooperation with Larch Hills Nordic Society is pleased to announce that we are installing four corrals at the Larch Hills cross country ski chalet near Salmon Arm, BC.


he corrals, from Country West Supply (Armstrong) will be available to all equestrians on a first come first served basis. Depending on demand and funds, more corrals may be installed next year. There are approximately 125 kms of easy-to-ride ski trails available but water along the way is limited. Some trails are single track and some are wider to accommodate the track setter in the winter. Tom’s Shelter to the south and Cec’s Cabin to the north are great destinations for a lunch break. Biffies are located along the trails just north of the chalet at the South Hub, at Cec’s Cabin and the North Hub. For maps and trail ratings see Overnight camping will be permitted and campers must bring water. Water for horses can be carried from Violet Creek which is a short distance away from the corrals. There are biffies nearby. Campfires will not be allowed in concert with the provincial campfire bans and a caretaker is on duty 24/7. Manure must be picked up and spread. It is anticipated that there will be a camping fee of $10/night ($5/night for seniors and persons with disability) per camping party. Access to Larch Hills is fairly well signed. From Salmon Arm, take Hwy 97B south from the city and watch for the turn onto Grandview Bench Road at the little sawmill 5.7 km after turning south from Hwy #1. Grandview Bench Road can also be accessed from Hwy 97A 1 km west of Grindrod. Follow the signs on Grandview Bench Road from either direction and turn north onto Edgar Road which is well maintained gravel. Look for John’s Ski Shack and keep going another 2 km north to parking lot. With the installation of the new corrals at Larch Hills and the existing facilities built by equestrians at Skimikin Lake near Tappen, the Shuswap region is becoming an equestrian destination for recreational trail riders. Skimikin Lake has been the site for both the Endurance Riders Association of BC and BC Competitive Trail Riders Association competitions. Competitions were cancelled for 2009 but we hope to see them return in 2010. Be sure to come and experience the Shuswap for yourself. For more info call Leo Lenglet 250-679-4490.

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Blindness in Horses – Part 1,

By Dr. Robert Mulligan, DVM

A horse’s eye is one of the largest eyeballs to grace any land mammal and surely one of the most beautiful and revealing of any creature.


he eyes are set high and wide apart on their head and with their long necks, this affords them nearly 360 degrees of peripheral vision. This vision is predominantly monocular, meaning that each eye sees a single image at a time, roughly 130 degrees on each side, thus allowing them to spot danger long before it becomes a threat. Loss of vision in one or both eyes can be a serious threat to a horse’s well-being as well as its athletic career. There are many causes of blindness; whether from overwhelming infection, penetrating injuries, retinal detachment, cancer, birth defects or equine recurrent uveitis, the end result can be devastating to both horse and owner.

Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) also known as moon blindness, is the most common cause of blindness in horses affecting up to 1-2% of horses. In this article I will discuss some of the causes of ERU, how to spot the clinical signs, and the prognosis for vision. In future articles I will talk about medical management of a specific case of ERU, and offer tips on how to provide a blind horse a good quality of life. Uveitis is essentially a fancy word for inflammation of the inner eyeball, including but not specific to the cornea, lens, retina and iris. A horse with recurrent uveitis will have repeated episodes of inflammation in the eye, about one or more episodes per year, usually between the ages of 4-8 years. All breeds are affected, but Appaloosas are 8 times more at risk. It is important to understand that a horse can have a single episode of uveitis without it becoming recurrent every year. Usually if it has been 16 • Saddle Up • July 2009

more than two years without an attack, the risk of recurrent attacks is much less. However, a horse with truly Recurrent Uveitis tends to degenerate and develops blindness as a result of detached retinas, cataracts and glaucoma. The disease only affects the eyes and the horse can be otherwise healthy.

Causes: It was once believed that ERU was caused by changes in the moon; however research has revealed that it is a very complex disease, with many causes and risk factors. Bacteria such as Leptospira as well as viruses, protozoa and parasites have been shown to play a role in initiating the inflammatory pathways inside the eyeball. The normal eyeball is nourished by blood vessels, but there exists a “barrier” between this blood circulation and the inner eyeball in order to protect the eyeball from foreign invaders. This barrier also prevents the body’s own immune system from inadvertently attacking the eyeball. When this barrier is ‘broken’ by the offending bacteria, viruses or trauma, the body’s own immune system is triggered and essentially attacks the inner eyeball, thereby causing inflammation within the eyeball. There is a genetic tendency for some horses to be more susceptible and as such their immune system overreacts to a greater degree. The end result is a painful disease known as uveitis, which can recur over time.

Symptoms: Recognizing an attack of ERU is essential to halt the process of inflammation and to prevent further attacks. The most common signs an owner will notice of an acute attack are a

Chronic Equine Recurrent Uveitis. Note the mottled colour of the iris and the white debris behind the iris.

Uveitis caused by a penetrating stick. Note the inflammatory debris within the eyeball.

swollen painful and weeping eye, much like an eyeball that has a scratch on its surface (corneal ulcer). ERU can occur in only one eye, but in 20% of cases it affects both eyes with one eye affected to a greater degree. Any sudden swelling of an eye should be considered an emergency and examined by a veterinarian. When examined closer your veterinarian will notice that the pupil is abnormally constricted even in the dark, and the surface of the eye is cloudy and there may be some cloudy material or blood floating in the chamber of the eye (these ‘floaties’ are inflammatory cells and their by-products). A stain will be applied to your horse’s eyeball to check for a scratch on the

Blindness in Horses, cont’d surface (cornea). As mentioned earlier, this corneal scratch is another cause of sudden swelling but considered a separate disease from ERU. Other signs of ERU may be present depending on the duration and severity of the episode, and include a dull and mottled iris, streaks on the surface of the eye, and cataracts. Typically, these signs are noticed in the later stages of the disease due to chronic inflammation. In the chronic end-stages of ERU the eyeball is typically shrunken and painful from repeated episodes of inflammation. The eye will be very cloudy on the surface so that it is nearly impossible to see the back of the eye, and the eye will be sunken into its socket such that the third eyelid (located at the corner of the eye socket) will prolapse and become irritated. Usually there is a lot of mucous discharge from the eye that stains the

face. The immune system has essentially attacked the eyeball to the point where it is being reabsorbed by the body. For most horses this is very uncomfortable and the eyeball should be removed before it reaches this stage.

Prognosis: Prognosis for vision is poor for horses with recurrent episodes of uveitis. One study showed that 36% of all affected horses were blind in just one eye, and 20% had complete blindness of both eyes. Overall, up to 56% of all horses affected, had blindness in one or both eyes. Appaloosas were at increased risk of blindness compared to other horses. When asked by an owner ‘will my horse go blind?’ the answer will depend on the initial presenting signs and response to treatment. Horses that

have severe recurrent episodes are much more likely to lose vision than a horse with mild flare-ups that responds well to treatment. Of course, other factors such as environment, genetics and the horse’s immune system all play a role in the outcome and should be discussed with your veterinarian when deciding on a treatment plan and prognosis for vision. In the next article, I will discuss some of the traditional treatments used for horses with ERU and use a case example to illustrate the progression of the disease. Dr. Robert Mulligan has been working for the Kamloops Large Animal Vet Clinic since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan veterinary college in 2006. This practice provides Dr. Mulligan with a diverse clientele of all interests and when not busy working Robert enjoys team roping with his grey Quarter Horse, Rodger. 604-316-2359 Distributed by • 17

New Larson Print of RCMP Musical Ride


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A History of Horse-Drawn Carriages, By Dwayne Danley From the earliest times mankind has always relied upon various types of conveyances to move himself or his goods from one place to another.


ack animals, such as llamas, donkeys, camels and oxen have been the bearers of man’s belongings. This however limited the load hauling capabilities to the size of the animal, but knowing the inventive nature of man he decided to experiment with all sorts of implements to carry loads using the animal to pull it. Early Romans, Egypt and China all had some sort of wheeled vehicle pulled by various animals. Romans especially enjoyed their Wheeled Chariots pulled by a team of spirited horses at breakneck speed, cheered on by their admiring fans. Meanwhile the lowly beast of burden trudged along with its cargo on the Two-Wheeled Cart to markets or wherever his master wished to go. As time went on the need to carry more and more goods longer and longer distances became apparent. Thus the need to build larger vehicles to carry the increased load. The age of the wagon maker or wainwright had begun. His creative genius was responsible for all types of vehicles for almost any cargo imaginable including passengers. They came in all types of configurations Two-Wheel Carts, Shays and Gigs. Four-Wheeled Wagons for farm use or hauling in the cities, Stagecoaches for long-distance travel. But still for the common folks a ride in an enclosed coach or carriage was still only something they could only dream of. The wealthy could have any type of carriage their heart desired. They could choose a fully enclosed Brougham with a solid roof and windows to protect them from the elements, or a nice Landau with a folding top to enjoy the sun. Royalty and the well-to-do could have their carriages appointed with the finest of materials and carefully built by the finest craftsman available. The more common folk usually had to rely on the expertise of the local blacksmith and carpenter to fashion together a wagon out of local materials for their vehicles. The early pioneers crossing the vast expanse of prairie on foot had to fashion the Red River Carts from local woods and rawhide from animals so the oxen could pull the settler’s goods in these two-wheeled carts to their new homestead. Luxury travel it wasn’t sometimes the women and children would even get to ride on good going. As cities and towns began to grow with the ever-increasing population tradesmen could set up shops to service the needs of the people. Foundries were built to produce the steel goods for industry, sawmills were built to produce lumber. Textile mills and all types of industries needed vehicles to move their goods to market.

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Horse-Drawn Carriages, cont’d Breweries like Budweiser needed wagons to carry their products in barrels to market. General freight companies used a Hitch Wagon in the cities, they were easy to maneuver because the front wheels could turn under the body on the narrow streets but could haul a good load due to the large box. Water wagons with tanks were used to soak the dusty streets. Wagons with sloped box bottoms were used for carrying coal to homes for heat, if you could afford to have that luxury. Business people of all types began to use the vehicles for hauling their goods while also enamouring the sides of those vehicles with their name and type of business. Of course as the towns and cities grew and flourished so too the prosperity of its people. Folks were working in factories and mills to produce these goods needed to settle new communities. Large factories produced wagons and carriages by the thousands, prominent names like Studebaker, the Bain Wagon Co., Adams Wagon Co., Brewster Coach and Mclaughlin just to name a few. Common folks could now afford a Buggy or democrat with seat and a box to haul things or a second seat for the family to church. If you were a little better off you could have a Surrey with a fringe on the top. The doctor usually had his own buggy with a top for inclement weather. The lady of leisure probably had her own Phaeton like a Buggy, a little smaller body with a top for touring or running errands. The lawyer or professional at the time could afford a Brougham or Landau for his vehicle, certainly a luxury ride indeed. The street traffic would have had these including Hansom Cabs for hire all jockeying for space on the busy streets. From about 1870 to 1915 the carriage and wagon industries enjoyed the heyday of production making all manner of vehicles for all clients including military applications. The railway allowed for goods to travel great distances at a good speed, but once at the rail head the goods were probably loaded on a horsedrawn vehicle of some sort, thus extending their useful life span a little longer. Like all things change is inevitable, someone had the idea of mounting a motor to a carriage instead of a horse and the age of the horse-drawn carriage was near the end. Early cars had an almost identical appearance to the carriage of the day with diamond tufted leather seats, full folding tops, fenders of leather and kerosene-fuelled lamps for light. Construction of the cars began to see more tin panels used instead of the hand crafted wood panels and instead of them being built one at a time the mass produced for the masses was the new way of building. For a time in the 1930s the carriages and wagons enjoyed a brief resurgence due to the great depression where hardly any one could afford gas to put in the cars so they dug the old buggy out of the loft hooked up ol’ Clyde and away they went. The outbreak of World War 2 and after brought many changes to the small farms and communities, mechanization

was sweeping the country horses fell out of favour as a source of power, so too the days of the horse-drawn vehicle. But let’s not forget the mode of transportation that opened up the country and influenced the cars of today. WE owe a lot to those early wheel wrights blacksmiths and wainwrights for their creations. Danley Carriage and Wheel started in 1996 and has since expanded into BC’s largest full service horse drawn vehicle repair shop specializing in wooden wheel repair. Owned and operated by Dwayne Danley, W.C.W.A. member, B.C. Director, DR. Hub Advisor. Located at 1853 Pleasant Valley Rd. in Armstrong. 250-546-9979 or e-mail • 21

What is Combined Driving? By Rachel Eldred, BC Carriage Driving Society


he international rules for carriage driving were patterned after ridden three-day eventing. The sport of Combined Driving was developed by the FEI in 1969 under the guidance of HRH Prince Phillip. There are three distinct phases to a Combined Driving Event (CDE) and the competitor with the lowest number of penalties over all phases wins the competition. Competitors are divided into levels – training, preliminary, intermediate or advanced, and by size – horses, ponies and even VSE’s (very small equines 39” and under). Draft horses, Donkeys, Mules and even Zebras are allowed. In a three-day CDE, drivers do dressage on the first day, marathon on the second, and cones-obstacles on the third day. Like a three-day event, a CDE can be compressed into two days. Dressage and Obstacle-cones are done on the first day and marathon on the second day. The first part of phase one is known as PRESENTATION. In this phase the entire turnout is judged on cleanliness and eye appeal. The carriage, horse and harness must be immaculate and technically correct in every way. This is dress-up day and every driver must wear a hat, apron and gloves. Often very formal carriages are used, and occasionally you will see an antique. From presentation, competitors go directly to the second part of phase one known as DRIVEN DRESSAGE. Driven dressage is a series of compulsory figures performed from memory in an arena similar to that used in ridden dressage, except that the ring is 40m by 80m. A horse and carriage take up a lot of room! Following dressage the turnout moves on to the OBSTACLE-CONES competition which is patterned after the show jumping phase of the three-day event. The turnout must negotiate up to 20 sets of traffic cones with balls balanced atop them. If the carriage touches the base of the cone and the ball falls off 22 • Saddle Up • July 2009

the driver is penalized. Every competitor at the same level will have the same clearance above the width of their Marsoe Larose of Vancouver warms up a four-in-hand at Happ’s carriage between the CDE in Washington State. This is a formal ‘Presentation” vehicle, which is used for dressage and cones. cones. For example, at Training Level (the first stabilize the carriage on tight turns and level in Combined Driving) each carriage also can help the driver remember where will have 40cm added to its width, and to go next. It is great to share driving with that’s how far apart the cones are placed. your friends! The course will incorporate serpentines, The marathon is not a race. Drivers bridges, L or U-shaped chutes and lots of must come in within a time window twisty turns which must be negotiated appropriate to the size of their equine. at speed (fast trot or canter) in order to Both slow and fast times are penalized. make the allowable time. Knockdowns, Section A of the marathon is an up to 4 refusals, and completing the course too kilometre fast trot followed by Section D, slowly will all incur additional penalties a 1km walk. At the end of D the horse’s to be added to the presentation and pulse and respiration are measured dressage penalties. twice during a 10-minute rest period and The second day of competition is horses unfit to continue are disqualified. the exciting cross-country marathon during which horses must traverse a prescribed course which incorporates 4 to 7 OBSTACLES or mazes. The day begins with a safety check to ensure that the turnout is fit enough to continue and harness and carriage are up to the rigors of the long cross country test over rough Brian and Marilee Kurtz of Ladysmith heading out to the marathon in their protective gear. terrain. Often you will see different carriages used from day 1. These will be marathon carriages, designed to be stable at speed, and tough enough to handle the rough cross-country drive. You will also generally see a navigator on each carriage (except for single VSE’s) to assist the driver on the Joanne Stoch of Saanich drives the cones at the Marley Farm Frolic. Her two-wheel vehicle is also capable of carrying a cross-country course. navigator in the marathon. The navigator helps to

What is Combined Driving, cont’d

Driver Kristin Dornan drives Canadian Horse Forban, while owner Brian Kurtz navigates. This is a lightweight aluminum marathon carriage.

Molly White of Ladysmith undergoes the safety check prior to the marathon section at Happ’s CDE.

Competitors wear timers/stop watches and must monitor the horse’s pace and condition throughout the marathon. After ten minutes the competitor begins Section E (generally 4-7 kilometres in length) with one obstacle in each kilometre. OBSTACLES may incorporate natural elements such as rocks, trees, banks and water enhanced with large timber fences/barricades and gates. Competitors must find their path through a series of 3 to 7 compulsory gates. Gates must be negotiated in alphabetical order without passing through any other gate out of order. Every second spent in an obstacle incurs penalty points so competitors go as fast as possible often cantering or galloping around solid fences and through water. Helmets are mandatory and protective vests are becoming very common. At the conclusion of the marathon the horse’s pulse and respiration may be taken and he may be held by the vet for further evaluation. There is an optimum time window within which competitors must arrive at the finish or incur additional penalties. The BC Carriage Driving Society has approximately 100 members province-wide, with a large number on Vancouver Island and several groups around the province. If you have an interest in seeing a CDE please come out for one of the events listed on our website: Or come see us at our next event, The Island CDE – August 22&23, to be held in Duncan BC.

Beverly Marley and her navigator, her former eventing horse Rummy and her four-wheel marathon carriage.

Kristin Dornan of Duncan negotiates a marathon obstacle at Happ’s CDE with her homebred pair of Welsh ponies.

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European Trainer’s Challenge, By Kaylee Mills Well, we are back home from the BEA in Bern, Switzerland, where Kyle Mills won the 2nd Senior European Trainers Challenge and I won the first Junior European Trainers Challenge!


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t was supposed to be my dad, Doug Mills competing in the Senior challenge defending his title from last year but the day after we were home from the Red Deer Challenge Dad got kicked. He broke three ribs and lacerated his liver. Luckily Kyle was able to take his place. It was a very proud week for our whole family, I think most of all we were proud of Dad for all the hard work he has put into his program. This really showed how solid the program is. My horse’s name was Caesar who I became pretty attached to by the final day. The first night we had about 10 minutes after we caught our horses to do some training. Caesar was pretty wild. He would run right past me, hit the end of the rope and rear over and then do it again. It was clear to me this horse was going to need a lot of foundation and I definitely had my work cut out for me. I spent the whole 10 minutes teaching him to respect the halter, and me. In the first round pen session I did about half liberty work and the other half halter work, getting him soft and doing some desensitizing. The second session I worked more on getting a solid foundation and body control from the ground. I saddled him for the first time and he bucked about six laps squealing, so when he got it all out I did some desensitizing and sat on him from the fence. After that day everyone thought I had fallen behind but I knew that the foundation would pay off and was the most important. Our last round pen session me and Caesar really came together. I got a lot accomplished on the ground, so when I finally got on him in the last 10 minutes my job was easy. He bucked again when I saddled him but then it was out of him. When I got on I just moved him out,

Doug, Kaylee, Kyle and mom, Lynette

reversed him back a few times for steering and that was about all I had time for. Now we were down to the finals and I drew last. I knew that Caesar was ready. My only question was how he would respond to the big arena. To my surprise, he walked in there just following my lead. He looked around a few times but he came right back to me. I lead him around all of the new obstacles and he whipped through the course no problem. All in all, it was a great time! I made some really good friends and learned a lot. It was great having my Dad there to coach me the whole time. It really helped to prepare me for other trainer’s challenges. It is one thing to train a horse, but it’s another to do it in three hours in front of an audience! Lucky for me Dad has already done all the hard work; I just gotta follow the steps! Kyle did an amazing job in his challenge. It was so cool because everyone was worried that Dad was not in the

European Trainer’s Challenge, cont’d challenge but as soon as they saw Kyle work that all went away. In the first 10 minutes Kyle had his mare ground tying, coming to the fence and sitting on her bareback. In his second session he was riding her within the first 30 minutes and he just kept going from there. In the finals he was the only one who made it through the whole course. This was a great accomplishment for all of us. The Doug Mills Method has brought in seven Trainer’s Challenge wins! I am so proud to have had this opportunity. At first the idea of going in a challenge scared me to death. I had to go a little out of my comfort zone, but I think that was the best thing for me. It really pushed me to another level and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to push me even further! Along with the Trainer’s Challenge success, 2009 has been a great year. We started it off in Mexico on our firstever family holiday without horses. It was great therapy for all of us having no schedule or responsibility, and the weather was awesome of course. Following that, in February was our first apprentice camp in Buckeye, AZ. Mom, Dad and Kelcie Mills were the only ones able to go, the rest of us had to stay home and keep everything going. They met some great friends, found an awesome facility, and of course enjoyed the sunshine. Back home it was a chilly -20 C. The next apprentice camp was at

Most Sportsmanlike. She did an amazing our place in Kamloops where the three job and worked hard all year for it. Now of them were quite disgusted with the Kelcie is preparing for both Canadian weather. Finals held in Williams Lake BC, and Then Dad was off to the Stallion National Finals in Farmington, NM. Stakes in Nampa, ID, where he showed In conclusion we are all working Hugh (Shiny Playboy), to his second together to fulfi ll Dad’s dream of Limited Open Championship winning changing the horse world. We are very over $11,000 and also made the open finals. It was very exciting for all of us and excited about where we are headed. We have some great apprentice trainers and our partners Mike and Linda Vantreight. there are more and more all the time. The Our next adventure was to Red more people we have working in the same Deer, AB, where Dad won his fift h direction the faster we will reach our goal. Trainer’s Challenge. It was an emotional Looking forward to what comes next in finish when Dad dedicated his freestyle this journey. to me because I was getting ready for Cheers! my challenge and also to all of his apprentice trainers. He played the song “New Frontier” and pulled the halter off his horse and threw it on the ground and loped circles doing lead changes bridleless. Our most recent event was Kelcie’s Provincial High School Rodeo Finals. Kelcie cleaned up winning the Cutting, Pole Bending Horse of the Year, second in Your ONE STOP Horse Shop! the Barrels, knocked Full line of English and Western Tack and Apparel the last day in the Poles and ended up fift h, and took fourth in the Breakaway Roping along with the average. She also won New & Used the Nick Kalyk award including which was for the

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Beware of Easy Answers,

By Chris Irwin

It was a few too many years ago that I remember the first group of certified trainers from my “train the trainer” program got together at their graduation party and they collectively gave me a box of Depends diapers. horse for the first ride. It also depends on your definition of and expectations for a first ride. If a good trainer does their due diligence with a horse who is mentally and physically ready, willing and able to focus and learn how to learn as a two-year-old – and their definition of a first ride is 10-15 minutes of walking around quietly under saddle with a truly balanced rider who does not weigh too much for the size of the horse – then starting a horse at two is not a problem in my books. On the other hand – I don’t think any horse at any age deserves to suffer under a wannabe trainer who merely gets on to “buck them out” and show then who is boss. So, ultimately, the answer to how old a horse should be before it gets its first ride is that it depends on the horse and depends on the rider and depends on the definition of and expectations for a first ride. Or how about the people who say: “That Quarter Horse is five years old and should now be working in a leveraged bit

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his was their way of teasingly letting me know how they felt about the fact that I answered just about each and every question they ever asked with the answer “it depends.” In fact, this happens so much that it has become somewhat of a trademark for me. Often when I am at a clinic and someone asks a question you will hear a chorus rise up from the group as they chime in with the answer “it depends.” From coast to coast in Canada, the United States, or whether I am working in Europe, Bermuda, Mexico or the United Kingdom, everywhere I go people have the same issues with their horses, the same highs and lows, and no matter what language they speak all cultures of people inevitably ask the same questions about how to improve their relationship with their horses. And my one answer is almost always the same. It depends. When someone asks me something like “I’ve heard lots of opinions as to how old a horse should be before you put a first ride on it. I’ve been told everything from two years old to five. What do you think?” And of course my answer is: “It depends.” I say this because some breeds mature both physically and mentally then others. It also depends upon the competency, quality and consistency of the groundwork done to prepare the


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Beware of Easy Answers, cont’d instead of a snaffle bit.” The truth is that age has little to do with what kind of bit a horse works in. The answer as to what kind of bit a horse should be working in DEPENDS again on how competent and consistent the training has been and what the expectations are for the performance of the horse. The answer here is it depends on whether or nor the horse has truly been trained to evolve out of the snaffle bit and into the leveraged bit. Or one of my favourites: “I’ve heard some trainers say that you should not lunge a horse in a small circle because it is too hard on their legs.” Well, again, the answer is that it depends. Logic would suggest that if a reiner can spin a horse on its hindquarters very, very fast in the same place, and an upper level dressage horse can canter pirouette, and a jumper can turn a horse at a gallop with a

rollback on his or her hindquarters, and all these “little circles” are being done with a rider mounted on the horse – then the truth of the matter is that the size of the circle that a horse lunges in may or may not be good or bad DEPENDING upon the frame and balance of the horse. In other words – how large a circle is when both riding and doing groundwork is dependent entirely upon the quality of the frame of the body of the horse when on the circle. Or to be blunt, how small the circle can get depends upon how good the trainer/rider is at balancing the frame of the horse. I could write an entire book of horse questions titled IT DEPENDS. If you phoned a psychologist and asked “what do I need to do to lead a more fulfi lling life” you would not likely be given a direct answer. Nor would you get a direct

answer if you called a medical doctor and asked what to do for your headache or stomachache. The answer would be to come into the clinic for some tests and to answer some more diagnostic questions because the answer is “it depends.” So please beware of any trainer who gives you a direct answer to a question. Almost any question asked by a student to a trainer or riding coach should typically require the trainer or coach to ask more definitive and diagnostic questions of the student. Like with a doctor, a correct prognosis will first require an accurate diagnosis that will more often then not require more questions the provide more information. So I chuckle when people say “I have a quick question” and I often reply with “be prepared for a long answer full of lots more questions.”



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The jump in prices has me thinking that we should sell our horses and get hamsters or guinea pigs. At least then I could afford the bag of shavings for their cages.


would be quite content if the small truckload of shavings didn’t cost me more than what we paid for one of our horses. Lately I have been shaking the manure fork a few times to reduce, reuse and recycle when I do poop patrol. If the shavings are dry and they aren’t stuck to anything, then they can be sifted out. The three R’s are helpful to your pocket book not just the environment. Last month I mentioned that I was wondering what we would do when all our horses had either sold or gone on to the big green pasture in the sky. Our property is set up for horses so it makes sense to keep it as such, which would mean getting some more horses.

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Nancy’s hip really bothers her when she is sitting in a saddle for longer than a half hour and I don’t ride much, so we found ourselves talking about selling our saddles and getting miniatures. We could sell our big horse trailer and get a compact one and give the cart and harness life a try. We could maybe sell the big truck and downsize to … you guessed it! A Mini Van! With plywood on the inside and a good roof rack for the cart, we would be all set to hit the road. The Ministry of Transport may disagree so I should check it out first before selling our two horse trailer. If you can transport a full grown Great Dane in a car then why not a small horse in a van? Yes! The little guys with the big attitudes! All I may have to do is adjust some of the rails in the arena and get smaller Tuf Tubs and a proper water tub. I will have to teach our dog that these little guys can really kick and they are not as forgiving as our other big horses, so she is not allowed to play around them. For me, the only concern is that Nancy might want to put them in the back bedroom when the temperature drops to minus 30 for a few nights during the winter. If that happens then I can easily flip a few bookcases around to make an enclosure for them and lay down a layer of thick plastic and some of those expensive shavings for bedding and it should work out? Right? Ride safe and return safe.

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Enlightened Fitness for You and Your Horse – Part 2 By Paul Dufresne

Pushup with Ljibbe on box.


Lat stretch using rope at fence

ast month’s article described how you can exercise to ride better by mixing horse time with exercise and have fun with it! We started by moving around the arena, inviting your horse to join you and to move beside you so you can see the horse in your peripheral vision. The objective was to focus primarily on yourself and just allow the horse to walk with you, with minimum corrections to reposition it. As the connection developed you would focus on the variations of your walk and jog, focusing on relaxation and fluidity in your movement… and “b-r-e-a-t-h-i-n-g” without tension. After a good warmup and

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Pec stretch

Squat using Leaning back on rope at fence to lats, seated rowing facilitate posture exercise

stretch of the major muscle groups of the legs, arms, shoulders and torso we can progress to the next part of the workout. With a good fence to hang onto, put a towel around a post or solid rail and hold each end of the towel with your hands. Then with your knees bent, allow yourself to fall back away from the fence in a rowing action with your own weight and then draw yourself back towards the fence. If this is too much resistance you can do this on your knees or even do it with surgical tubing. This will help develop the large muscles of the back – the lats, biceps, posterior deltoids, as well as forearms and wrists. For the opposing muscles you can stand up, leaning against the rail with your feet a couple of feet away from it or a more upright push-up position. You should be able to do over 10 repetitions so you are developing endurance primarily and then strength. Initially more repetitions with less resistance is not only safer to avoid over straining, but will burn more calories. After these two exercises you should do a lat stretch by standing in a wider-than-shoulder stance and reaching over with your arm to the other side. From this position you can also press your elbows back to stretch the pectoral and anterior shoulder region as well as a triceps stretch. For the major muscle groups of the legs you can do a high knee swinging the leg to the outside and forward carefully going to a side lunge. Go down into a lunge, press up, then step up together and repeat to the opposite side. This will exercise the large muscles of your legs include the glutes (butt) and groin. Care should be taken not to take too big a stride and not bend too deeply – never go past a 90 degree at the knee. Step up and repeat to the other side. Again you are looking for over 10 repetitions on each leg but should be happy with less if you are not in shape. More reps can be done as you get more fit. After this you could do a groin stretch, hamstring stretch, quad stretch and calf stretch. Another great major leg exercise is the squat; you should only go as far as you are comfortable, with a stance just slightly wider than your shoulders and with your knees never bent past 90 degrees. You should keep your back flat and upright. You are still looking to do over 10 reps unless this is too hard for you. If necessary, start with less and build it up over a couple weeks or

Enlightened Fitness, cont’d

Knee raise, turning out to side lunge

Balance on Ljibbe twisting crunch

Balance on barrel, single leg tuck crunch

more and do not go as deep in the squat. Later (after a few weeks of regular training three times a week) you can jump up from that position to develop a bit of power, which the horses like to do and is useful in jumping in two-point. Stretching the muscles of the legs in the lateral lunges once again is a good idea after the exercise. Lastly we could do some balance and core exercises. Most equine facilities have a plastic barrel, box type pedestal, or if you have a big exercise ball you can practice sitting on your ischeals (two bony butt bones you find if you sat on the very edge of a chair). Practice balancing with your legs just slightly up or even practice doing leg crunches one side at a time. If you are quite strong you can do both legs together with opposite arms. This exercise should only be done if you can balance with the back flat. If you have trouble keeping your back flat, go back to the exercise of contracting your abdominals with your back flat against a wall or fence, as previously discussed – relaxing and repeating until your core becomes stronger. These are suggestions for exercises that would improve your fitness in terms of flexibility and muscular strength. You can do fewer repetitions in one set of exercises if you are finding it is quite difficult. Later you can do more sets of each exercise, building it up progressively over a few weeks. Even your cardio can be improved in the walking and jogging, with a minimum of 15 minutes in your heart rate target zone. Heck you could even mix the large muscle endurance exercises and the walk/ jog section and turn most of the exercises into cardio/endurance mix or add some cavaletti which would probably keep your horse more enthused and you more fit. Again, if you want to influence your horse, make sure you focus on how effortless you can move while staying relaxed and not pounding your body. Many more exercises can be done, but people have a lack of time, so if you can focus on a minimum that develops the major muscle groups as well as riding fitness, you might be more inclined to give it whirl – especially if you are entertained by your horse interacting and improving with you – and they will! When we are relaxed, the horse knows. When we focus energy, the horse also recognizes this. When we move with the least amount of tension possible, the horse joins us, as there is room

Running light like Passage with Ljibbe

Doing leg knee raises and strides with Hurrican

Doing squat jumps with Hurrican

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Peter Campbell a Success in Kelowna,

By Lee Turner

The 2009 Peter Campbell Horsemanship Clinic in Kelowna was an inspiring experience for clinic participants and spectators alike. The clinic was held at the Kelowna Riding Club over three beautiful, sunny days - May 22-24.


he clinic offered something for every level of horse and rider in all disciplines. Each class was a minimum of 1.5 hrs long with a maximum of 6 riders per class. The small classes enabled Peter to spend time with each rider.

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Stockhorse Day Raises Over $19,000, By Dorothy Vankoughnett This was the 3rd year of our South Okanagan Stockhorse Day held on June 6 at Watt’s Arena in the Marron Valley, west of Kaleden. To date over $19,000 has been raised for Breast Cancer in the 3 years.


une 6th was a beautiful, sunny day and not too hot (the wind helped to keep things cooler). Thirty-two teams of team ropers, barrel racers, penners and sorters enjoyed a fun day. Starting with the team auction, our announcer John Sladen worked hard to get those bids up for our team buyers. Buckle winners were Terry Wright/Al Cossentine (team roping), Diana Chevalier (barrel racing), Breanne Watson (penning) and Larry Chevalier (sorting). First Place Team was Rod Lewis, Ray Campbell, Breanne Watson, Paige Gill and Larry Chevalier. As in the other 2 years our team with the most heart received beautiful leather breast collars. All competitors received a prize and finished the day with a great steak dinner. We cannot thank our supporters enough... whether it’s Jesse and Dori Watts for use of their arena/ facilities, Mary Cossentine for all the armbands sewn for the competitors, our cattle help, office gals, grounds crew and many, many businesses and individuals who contributed with

buckle sponsorship, donations of items or donations to offset expenses. In these tough economic times the support of the community makes this event such a success and has everyone asking “so when are you having it next year?” We also welcome suggestions, so feel free to contact Al or Dorothy at 250-4980280 or as we are always working to make this a better event every year. Thanks again for making this another fun day and see you in 2010! -------“The 2009 Okanagan TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK Stockhorse Day was a HUGE success - a fun day and fundraiser - a great event and a great day for a worthwhile cause. I just want to extend to the organizers a huge THANK YOU. Due to the efforts of a small, dedicated group of volunteers, and some loyal sponsors, this has become the premiere event in the South Okanagan. Congratulations to all!” - Terry Tompkins, Oliver, BC

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Spruce Meadows National June 10-14, 2009 By Meghan Chevrette-McIvor Canadians Dominate the First Day of “National” The first event of the 2009 Spruce Meadows “National” Tournament, held in the International Ring, was the Enbridge Cup, with 66 competitors and their horses participating in the 1.50-metre event. Enbridge Cup top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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The ATB Financial Cup had 23 entries in the 1.60-metre competition. This was also the first leg of the Spruce Meadows Canadian Championship. ATB Financial Cup top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Canadian Domination Starting the second day of competing, on June 11, was the 1.50-metre Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. Cup, with 39 entries. Prairie Mines & Royalty Ltd. Cup top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 7. 8. 9. 10.

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The Spectra Energy Cup, with 15 jumping efforts and an 81-second time limit, had 33 entries. Spectra Energy Cup top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Eric Lamaze Jill Henselwood Rodrigo Pessoa Rich Fellers Henri Kovacs Beezie Madden Beezie Madden Jonathan Millar John Anderson Antonio Maurer


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Exclusive Win Winning round competitions were featured in the Spruce Meadows International Ring on Friday, June 12. The first competition was the ATCO Midstream Winning round, which saw the eight best first round riders return for the winning rounds. ATCO Midstream Winning Round top 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Ian Millar Eddie Macken Rodrigo Pessoa Jaime Azcarraga Mario Deslauriers Marie Hecart Rodrigo Pessoa Pablo Barrios


Redefin Tedechine Sept Cazino Celsius Ardeche Van De Zelm Ronaldo Champ 163 Lagran

The final competition of the International Ring was the RBC Capital Markets Winning Round, with 25 entries. RBC Capital Markets Winning Round top 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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Oh Canada! The $200,000 CN Reliability Grand Prix, held on Saturday, had 10 horse/rider combinations. CN Reliability Grand Prix top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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The TransCanada Parcours de Chasse, also held on Saturday, had 24 horse/rider combinations competing for the $60,000 of prize money. TransCanada Parcours de Chasse top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Ian Millar at the CN Reliability Grand Prix

Winning Sunday The ATCO Structures Double Slalom was held on Sunday, June 13. ATCO Structures Double Slalom top 5 1. 2. 3. 3. 5. 5. 5. 5.

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Eric Lamaze in the Trans Canada Parcours de Chasse

The Nexen Cup Derby was the final competition of the 2009 Spruce Meadows “National” Tournament.


Nexen Cup Derby top 10 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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Equine Canada Update,

By Julie Cull

Philip Wright Achieves Success at Lamplight International

Canadians Kilberg & Williams Win Team Bronze

Phil Wright of Salmon Arm, BC, secured three top-five performances in the Grade IV classes at the Lamplight International ParaDressage CPEDI 3*, held at the Lamplight Equestrian Center, May 15–17, 2009, in Wayne, IL. Wright riding Nathan, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding sired by Cabochon and owned by Isabel Reinertson, finished fift h in the Grand IV Team Test with a score of Phil Wright and Nathan Photo Credit— Phelps Photos 59.286%. The following day, Wright and Nathan scored a 60.860% in the Grade IV Individual Test, for a third place finish. In the Grade IV Freestyle Test, held on the last day of the competition, Wright and Nathan earned a score of 65.909% to claim fourth place. “Despite the inclement weather conditions, my team of Alice Beatty, Jan Jollymour and Nathan met the challenges and had a wonderful show,” said Wright, who represented Canada at the 2007 World Para-Dressage Championships. “One memorable incident during the show was when I was in the ring, in the middle of my test, an announcement came over the speakers that all riders were to dismount and return to the barns — except for the competitor in the ring who is to complete his test.” In July, Wright will be a member of the Canadian team at the International Para-Dressage CPEDI 3*being held in Hartpury, UK, and also plans to represent Canada at the upcoming Windreach CPEDI 3* being held near Toronto, ON, in May 2010.

Rochelle Kilberg of Surrey, BC, and Simone Williams of Navan, ON, won the team bronze medal at the Sydney CDI 3*/CDI–Y International Dressage Derby being held in Sydney, Australia, May 7–9, 2009. The event, hosted at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre at Horsley Park, site of the 2000 Olympic Games, is the only CDI3* held in Australia each year. In the first class, the Gow Gates International Prix St Georges, Kilberg rode 12-year-old Australian Warmblood gelding, Jaybee Archer, to an 18th place fi nish. Williams rode Colonial Hot and Handsome, a 12-year-old Appaloosa gelding, to 26th place overall. Both riders then moved on to the Need for Steeds Intermediaire I class where Kilberg and Jaybee Archer finished in 15th place. Williams and Colonial Hot and Handsome were 28th overall. Kilberg and Williams then drew new mounts to compete in the NSW Sport & Recreation International Prix St Georges Derby. Kilberg, riding Pinnamurra Ricardo, a 14-year-old Palomino gelding, fi nished in fi ft h place. Williams was close behind in seventh place riding Argentille Shamada, an 18-year-old Australian Warmblood gelding. The combined scores of Kilberg and Williams totalled 121.000, earning them the team bronze medal. Complete results for CDI3* Sydney Invitational are found at

Andrea Taylor Continues as National Team Coach for Para-Equestrian Canada Andrea Taylor, from Langley, BC, has extended her commitment as the national team coach for Para-Equestrian Canada until the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Taylor, a certified Level 3 Dressage coach, has been the national team coach for the Canadian Para-Equestrian Team since 2007. Taylor has guided the team to results at the 2007 World Championships as well as the 2008 Paralympic Games, where rider Lauren Barwick, originally of Aldergrove, BC, secured individual gold and silver medals. Taylor was awarded the Petro Canada Coaching Excellence Award in recognition of her coaching achievements at the 2008 Paralympic Games. In addition to her extensive coaching background, Taylor is also a high-performance athlete and has previously been designated as a short and long-listed rider with Dressage Canada. In 1989, Taylor was a member of the gold medal team at the North American Young Riders Championships, and she finished fift h individually.

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Canada’s Dressage Youth Set Their Sights on the North American Junior and Young Riders’ Championships Dressage Canada has provided the riders who have declared their intention to vie for a spot on one of the Canadian teams competing at the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. These championships will be held July 21-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Declared Young Riders Rider/province/horse Ashlee Bell/Schomberg, ON/Corgan Jade Deter/Kemptville, ON/Mastermind Paula Fedeyko/Oakville, ON/Fragonard Brittany Fraser/Ottawa, ON/Ricardo Esther Geller/Toronto, ON/Faustus Esther Geller/Toronto, ON/PG Ganda Vanessa Holgate/Toronto, ON/Royal Tyme Jaimie Holland/Caledon, ON/Fleurina Amy Jager/Puslinch, ON/Jive Amy Jager/Puslinch, ON/Key West Lindsay Kellock/Cedar Valley, ON/Lobo 2.0 Lindsay Kellock/Cedar Valley, ON/Everybody’s Darling Daisy Kosa/Toronto, ON/Robic Daisy Kosa/Toronto, ON/L’Vis Andrea Martin/Burlington, ON/Optimist Hannah Pryce/Wexford, ON/Foster Santana Rooyakkers/Glendale, NS/Ravallo Son Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar/Bluffton, AB/ Oslo Annie Pier Venne/L’assamption, QC/Step Up Angela Wong/Toronto, ON/Qaliente

Declared Junior Riders Elizabeth Allum/Ottawa, ON/Watson Zachery Ball/North Gower, ON/Karajan Mathilde Blais Tetreault/Montreal, QC/Cathageno Ariana Chia/Winnipeg, MB/Odilon Alexandra Dvorak/Hillsburgh, ON/Fling Sylvie Fraser/Armstrong, BC/Majic Camille Frechette/St-Antoine, QC/Limited Edition Noemie Gagnon-Bergeron/Kanata, ON/Vavita Fortuna Anais Hebert/Longeuil, QC/Belle Allure Monica Houweling/Delta, BC/Stentano Esmee Ingham/West Vancouver, BC/Norseman Stefanie Krysiak/St Catharines, ON/Nabucco Megan Lane/Collingwood, ON/Caravella Megan Lane/Collingwood, ON/Donna Gratia 003 Devon Luca/Pitt Meadows, BC/Jyl Sander Natalie Maskell/Ottawa, ON/Venus Anne Mylaine Messier/St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, QC/ Marzipan Maura O’Sullivan/Toronto, ON/Pik Czar Carolyn Russell-Poliquin/Orono, ON/Cornucopia

Equine Canada, cont’d 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Dressage Canada has provided the selection criteria for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). The criteria can be found on the Equine Canada website. The qualification period runs from July 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010. During this time, athletes must achieve four Grand Prix scores of 65% or higher at four different CDI3* or higher competitions. The sum of these four scores when averaged together must equal 66% or greater. All scores must be achieved from a full panel of five FEI judges, and each judging panel must be non-identical. Only one of the scores submitted may be from the period of July 1–Dec. 31, 2009. The top four ranked rider/horse combinations that meet the criteria in all respects will be selected in descending order based on their qualifying average scores. The team to represent Canada will be chosen on or before Aug. 6, 2010. All riders wishing to be considered for selection to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games must declare their interest to the Equine Canada Dressage Office by March 12, 2010.

Canadian Reining Teams Named for 2009 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) has provided the teams that will represent Canada and their provinces at the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships. Presented by Gotham North, these Championships will be held July 21-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, also the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The Canadian Reining Teams were selected based on results achieved during a specified qualification period. Team Alberta Rider Amanda Antifaev Morgan Girletz Nancy Pratch Sage Sapergia

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Irish Luck Continues at BC Open Tournament At the $25,000 Canadian Premier Grand Prix on May 24, former Irish Olympian, Eddie Macken, surprised spectators by snatching victory from one of the fastest horse rider combinations in the world, Rich Fellers and his primary mount, Flexible. Always one to deliver a technical round, Macken turned on the speed once again this Friday, riding to victory in the May 29 – $15,000 Thunderbird Show Park Grand Prix. Macken, who will celebrate his 60th birthday this fall, has had a long career, taking four consecutive Hickstead Derby wins in the late 70s, two individual silver medals at the World Championships and countless Grand Prix victories. As a member of the Irish Olympic Team, Macken went to the 1992 Barcelona games and the 1996 Atlanta games, before taking the position as team trainer for the 2004 Athens games. $15,000 Thunderbird Show Park Grand Prix - Top 8 1. Eddie Macken - Tedechine Sept 2. Andrea Strain - Luigi


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May 31: Ali Nilforushan and Warco Van De Halhoeve.

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he weekend began with schooling rounds on Friday over a welcome jumper course designed to introduce horses to the colourful show jumps and build confidence. In addition to the regular jumper divisions, a three phase 3 ft medal class was offered to provide riders with a new and exciting challenge. The first two phases were held on Saturday with a hunter and jumper equitation round. Sunday the class finished up with a gymnastic phase followed by a flat phase. The medal class was a specialty class designed to develop horses and riders, rewarding the most well rounded pair. Everyone that participated did a fantastic job in all of the different phases. Anthony Lothian sponsored the class with a championship cooler that was awarded to Amelia Kral from Salmon Arm and a reserve champion saddle pad won by Tina Buser from Kamloops. The development series at Topline continues with a jumper show on the weekend of July 25-26. On Sunday the specialty class will be a sponsored split height derby with a minimum of $500 added prize money. Please visit the website www. for program details. Topline Showpark is minutes from Shuswap Lake and is an enjoyable place to train and compete with your equine partner.

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Hi Liz, I'm e-mailing you today because I'm having a hard time reading my mare Sugar and was hoping you might be able to help me. My sister Tesana is an energy healer and has done work with her but finds that Sugar will not let her do much but the top service stuff and will not let her go deeper. She says that Sugar wants me to do it but I just can't get it. You see Sugar is a compulsive cribber and I know in my heart I can help her quit doing that but what we've tried so far has not worked. Sugar and I are meant for each other, we are here to do great things. What great things I'm not sure, but I know I have seen some wonderful visions of Sugar and me performing in front of people, riding at liberty; nothing I have ever seen before with music that touches people’s souls to awaken them. But I want to help Sugar first feel better and to help heal her from her cribbing. I know there has to be a way I just don't know how and I've just run out of ideas. Thank you so much for your time, have a beautiful day and I hope to hear from you soon. - Love Irene and Sugar.

Hi Irene, here is what the horses suggested: I would put her in an area with lots of pasture so she can free range and eat when she wants, then spend lots of unstructured time with her grooming, talking and just hanging out, taking her for walks, even playing ground games at liberty with food rewards (small carrot chunks or compressed horse food treats). Make whatever you do with her fun and rewarding. Don't confine her or restrict her food - that's what makes horses crib - it's not natural. If you have to feed hay make it grass so you can free feed that. It will also help if your area where she is has a fence that doesn't work for cribbing so there is nothing she can find to crib on. It is neurotic behaviour caused by the unnatural way we keep them. So like you say she needs to heal before doing anything. Much Equinisity. - Liz and the Herd. Have a Question? You can direct your question to one of the horses above or the Herd and send them to • 41

Cariboo Chatter

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randing weekend (May 17) at Meadow Springs Ranch was once again a super weekend. We not only got all the work done but had a fun day, ending with a super meal – some great steaks off the BBQ. Lots of great help (thanks to everyone that was here) made everything go quick and easy. Hugh McLennan, voice of the Spirit of the West radio show, did all the roping and everyone else chipped in taking turns with all the other jobs – right down to taking pictures! A couple weeks after that I got the following email: “Hey Mark! How did branding go? Hopefully well, sorry I missed it. Here are a few pics of the Clinton ride. Not to rub it in, but Kathy and you would really love this stuff …some challenging bits of riding but mostly just real nice. Chat soon, Jo” (Joanne Macaluso) Joanne followed up with another e-mail and the following description of the Annual Clinton Trail Ride which took place the last week in May, from her perspective, as an invited rider – exclusively for Saddle Up magazine! “This is an annual get together for keen trail riders. Anywhere from four to eight hours in the saddle per day for about a week each May on the “Haller” trails off the Jesmond road, in Clinton. A dedicated group of people arrive at base camp and come prepared to work on the trails cutting down trees, clearing brush, etc. There are pack mules, horses, chain saws, axes and of course good riding and good conversation and great scenery.

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Cariboo Chatter, cont’d To be totally honest, the gentleman who has spear headed these trails, and who seems to be responsible for their upkeep, is a man from the coast. The ride is pretty much by invitation only as some of the trails can be a little nerve-racking (anywhere from goat trails to sheer dropoffs down to the Fraser River). The camera used for the attached photos is mine, but

With the last calf, Billie held Lucky as Hugh proved that he could wrestle a calf too, and not just sit on his horse.

I truly can’t remember who snapped the pictures!” “Did I mention the BCCTRA Schooling clinic July 25th at the Hills Health Ranch campsite? I will be hosting this clinic that will have sessions on highlining/camping with your horse, treeless saddles and saddle fitting, along with “what is involved” with a CTR (how to prepare for the vet checks, scoring etc). Finally, there will be a mentored ride in the afternoon. For more info and entry forms, please check out the BCCTRA website at:” So if you’ve an interest in Competitive Trail Riding that should be a must, and good timing too, as the clinic would have you ready to ride in the 2nd annual Cariboo Plateau Competitive Trail Ride which will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15 and 16, 2009, at the 99 Mile Ski Hill, just south of the town of 100 Mile House. 100 Mile House? For those of you wondering “Where is THAT?” We are a nice five-hour drive from Vancouver through the scenic Fraser Canyon. For those coming from the Kamloops area, we are only two hours away and from William’s Lake we are one hour south … so, come and take part in

Mark grabs a hot branding iron from the fire.

some equine enjoyment and camaraderie! Level 1 will be approximately 16 miles, level 2 is 24 miles and level 3 is 34 miles. Entry deadline is Aug. 5 and the ride is capped at 30 riders. For entry forms and more info see the website at: www. or you can call Pat Hayward, ride manager at: 250-395-3472 or the ride secretary, Joanne Macaluso at: 250-4567320.” Gymkhana time! July 11 – Green Lake (250-456-7741 Dimps) July 19 – 100 Mile House (250-791-6207 Jen) Aug. 8 – Green Lake (250-456-7741 Dimps)

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Fillies Take Off to Graham Dunden Ranch GROUP ONE,

By Carole Wheeler

On the last weekend of May the first group of the North Okanagan Fillies, joined by a Chilcotin Filly, went to the Cariboo to enjoy a weekend of friends and horses at Graham Dunden Ranch in 70 Mile House with hosts Barbara and Wolfgang Pessler. We arrived Friday happy to see that there was lots of parking for the rigs and safe, roomy paddocks for the horses, close to the house, for those of us who like to keep an eye on our riding partners. Our accommodations were also very comfortable with all the conveniences of home. The work has all been completed by the owners and their pride shows within it. Barbara did a great job feeding us hungry fi llies with an abundance of down home cooking. We all raved about the French Toast casserole. Wolfgang was always there to make sure that our horses were comfortable and that we had all that we needed. He was our trail guide for the weekend also. There are miles of beautiful trails with good footing and our highlight was our Saturday ride to Green Lake. Everyone enjoyed the pace and some young horses learned a thing or two. Barbara and Wolfgang did a wonderful job in making us feel welcome and are truly dedicated people when it comes to the comfort of their guests. (On a side note I would like to add that the horse I took on the ride with me this year is My Lucky Little Star. And he truly is ‘lucky’ as he was rescued from going to slaughter by a lady, who has since become a friend that resides on the Skeetchestn Reservation in Deadman's Valley. Although some Reservations have made the news this past winter for the wrong reasons, there are those trying to help. I purchased Star from her last year and he has been wonderful and as you can see, has a great love of the water.)

GROUP TWO, By Nancy Roman Our Fillies group of twelve arrived for the June 19-21 weekend. No sooner did nine of them head out on a ride that a torrential downpour happened along with a ‘moth ball’ hail storm. The weather remained overcast with slight showers and peeks of sunshine over the 2½ days. We had some great meals served by our hosts Barbara and Wolfgang, including the ‘Cowgirls Breakfast’ cooked over the open fire. There was always so much food! The gals sure took advantage of the fabulous riding and Wolfgang was always happy to take them out. Two of us rented horses and they were great; not your head-to-tail types. Some of the horses were introduced to their first train complete with whistle! Saturday afternoon we were treated to an impromptu clinic with Equine Chiropractor Helen J. Woods from Barriere. Helen and her daughter, Lea, were very informative and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed all that Graham Dunden had to offer! And we hope some of you will too. For more information visit their website

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Taking in the Cariboo at Meadow Springs Ranch, By Elspeth Manning Photos by Kate Moore Meadow Springs Ranch is located at 70 Mile House in the South Cariboo on a quarter section. It is owned and operated by Kathy and Mark McMillan. Kate, Glenda and myself test drove Kate's new 'to her' motorhome, and Diane and Ruth traveled with Trish and her horses. We quickly settled into the Cowboy Bunkhouse which sleeps six. The bunkhouse has a terrific view of the ranch, a spacious living room for socializing, and a kitchen that allows almost everyone to help in meal preparation. Also on the property are a few other cabins for smaller groups. Upon meeting Kathy and Mark, our personalities were matched to available riding horses. It is clear Kathy knows her horses, and wants both rider and steed to enjoy their outing. There is a round pen available for training or visiting horses, and riding times are flexible. Our rides took us through some dense back country and showed us the intense scenery of the Cariboo, with hidden ponds and historic log snake fencing and roads. Each ride lasts about an hour and a half, and can vary from mellow to active. We were also invited to participate in some calf branding. Kathy did some round pen work with a rescue horse and showed us the finite details of non verbal communication. The atmosphere at Meadow Springs is timeless. With a mix of the old and new, a working ranch, and love of the outdoors, you are reminded of why you love the horse. This little treasure in the South Cariboo will definitely be on my list of places to go again. Among the memories, we would like to acknowledge Red and his wife for their presence, Chevy, the 3 dogs and NOTcat (a rather unusual feline). For more information visit their website • 45

North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association, By Dani Goldenthal The first week of June wrapped up another successful spring session for NOTRA. Sixty-five riders rode their horses in the gymkhana games and very proudly displayed their ribbons!


e had several new riders to the program this session and were very excited to welcome back 16 of the Vernon School District kids thanks the Knights of Columbus who made it possible for us to use the Schubert Centre passenger van for the session. A big thank you to volunteer drivers Leo and Gordon as well! Saturday June 6th, we held our Fun Day wind-up which was very well attended. The highlight was “pony” rides on our gentlegiant Belgian, Pat. So many of our riders had asked if they could ride him during the session and here was their chance! As we head into summer, even though we aren’t up at the O’Keefe Ranch, we are still keeping busy. By the time you are reading this we will have finished what I anticipate will have been another very successful Ride-A-Thon at Coldstream Ranch ... watch for details in the August issue. Our next big event is the IPE in Armstrong where we will again be participating in the parade, have a booth in the outdoor trade fair, and hopefully will be doing demonstrations. Starts at We will also begin a series of volunteer 1:00 p.m. both days training geared specifically toward the horse Held at handler and the side-walker in August in Louis Estates preparation for our fall session which will Rodeo Grounds be running from September 14 to October 30. Watch for dates and times in the August Announcer issue. GEORGE SADDLEMAN As always we could use more volunteers ... give Dani a call at 250-549-0105 if you General Admission $15 have a few hours once per week and would Seniors & Students $10 like to be part of putting a smile on the face Kids 6 and Under FREE of a disabled rider! Fall is such a beautiful Family Pass $40 time to be out at O’Keefe Ranch ... come on out and join our volunteer family!


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BCHSR Finals A Success For Okanagan Cowgirls! Submitted Photos by Sandy Chevallier

Maria Schurian was up against tough competition June 13-14 in Merritt where the province’s top High School cowboys and cowgirls competed for the honour of representing BC at the National level.


churian won third place in both Barrel Racing and Pole Bending. Kyla Simmons of West Kelowna won second place in Pole Bending. Both girls will travel to Farmington, New Mexico to compete in the National High School Rodeo Finals and then to Williams Lake for the Canadian Finals. The two graduates were also awarded scholarships to further their post secondary education. Schurian received a scholarship from The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association; while Kyla received hers directly from the BC High School Rodeo Association scholarship program. Peachland cowgirl, Bailey Woods competed in four out of five events and finished in the qualifying positions for the Silver State International Rodeo in Fallon, Nevada in all four events, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Breakaway Roping and Team Roping (with Maria Schurian) and was also awarded the Raymond Kerr/ Kamloops Pro Rodeo Scholarship. Joanna Fennel of Armstrong had a strong finish for her Rookie year with a third in Break Away Roping, a fourth in Goat Tying and fift h in Team Roping and will also be competing at the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in Williams Lake in August. Other Okanagan cowgirls competed and finishing well were rookie Candace Chevallier, who finished eight in Breakaway Roping and eleventh in Team Roping and clenched a qualifying position to the Silver State Nevada Rodeo. Katie Craig of Peachland will also be heading south to Silver State to compete in two events and she also won the Greta Ann Garthwaite Memorial Scholarship worth $1000. Another rookie competitor in the Pole Bending, from Peachland, Shay Sutherland, received an Honor Roll Award.

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Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Well we had our annual Redneck-a-Palooza! For those of you who attended you noticed that the three outhouse teams made fantastic jobs of their creations and they were auctioned off at record highs. The quads entertained us once again with their antics. We only had two contestants for the spam and jalapeno eating contest but they were sure fun to watch, egads! Jeanie worked her magic once again in the concession stand. Certainly not your average roadkill. We made short work of the car that was donated in the Car Bash and even the kids were entertained with Estry, the magician and Tattoola, the clown. Profits from Redneck-a-Palooza! go toward our year-end awards. This helps give incentive to our riders along with helping them acquire things for them and/or their mount that they may not be able to have otherwise.It’s also just a fun day that everyone can get together outside of our club and let loose … cause there’s a little redneck in all of us! There are still quite a few gymkhana dates for any one to qualify for the year-end awards. You only need five qualifying runs for barrel, poles and stakes. So with at least nine playdays to go don’t miss out on a chance to ride for a chance to win our gorgeous saddle. Please check out our website to be more current as some information may change. al


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By Bev Hall

Bailey Gamache Kaylynne White

July 5 Gymkhana and Children’s Wish Foundation cheque presentation Aug. 1 Gymkhana Aug. 23 Gymkhana Sept. 13 Gymkhana Sept. 26 Gymkhana Oct. 10 Gymkhana Danielle Hall on Jack Oct. 18 Gymkhana Nov. 21 Gymkhana – weather permitting Nov. 28 Year-end Awards Banquet We have a SADDLE for the main prize for this year’s gymkhana with the winner in the 16 and over 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, and intermediate 1D, 2D getting their names in a draw to win it at year end awards. Our classes are Leadline, Pee Wees (10 and under) Juniors (11-16) 1D and 2D (2D is dependent upon number of participants in this age group), Ladies (17 and up) 1D, 2D, 3D and 4D (4D is dependent upon number of participants in this age group), Mens (17 and up) and Jackpot. Concession on site, all proceeds go toward the club for year-end prizes and operating costs. We use an Electronic Timer for as many events as possible. Any further questions please call me or e-mail me and I will be happy to answer. Bev – 250-577-3154 or 250-371-4899.

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Kelowna Gymkhana Club Update,

By Amanda Blamire

Photos by Caitlyn Chapman Photography

Kelowna Gymkhana Club May 24 results as follows: We had an unbelievable day with tons of new members and hot hot hot weather! There were a total of 59 riders and thanks to all our volunteers who made the day a success. Masters Highpoint – Donna Hinchliffe on Tellee Reserve – Debbie Wright on Lily Senior Highpoint – Amanda Blamire on Lightning Reserve – Amanda Blamire on Leo Youth Highpoint –Jesse Tarr on Chanook Reserve – George Raye on In the Mood Junior Highpoint – Raija McLean on Mikey Reserve – Hannah MacMillan on Shadow Peewee Highpoint (tie) – Kordell Bennett on Scotch and Steven Robson on Connie Reserve – Ashley Robson on Shinga Jackpot was Lone Barrel and won by Jesse Tarr on Chanook.

Kelowna Gymkhana Club June 14 results:

Jessie on Chanook

We had another amazing turnout with 67 riders for the day. We had a bit of a mix of weather with sun, wind, clouds, and rain. Masters Highpoint – Donna Hinchliffe on Tellee Reserve – Debbie Wright on Lily Senior Highpoint – Amanda Blamire on Leo Reserve – Amanda Blamire on Lightning Youth Highpoint – Jesse Tarr on Chanook Reserve (tie): George Raye on In the Mood and Asia on Oakley Junior Highpoint – Ryan Moffat on Rooh Reserve – Raija McLean on Mikey Peewee Highpoint – Kordell Bennett on Scotch Reserve – Bobbi Jo McMillan on Rusty Our Jackpot was Run and Weave and was won by Vanessa Miskuski on Stitch

Kristen on Tiki

Next gymkhanas are July 19 (“Tough Enough to Wear Pink”), Aug. 16, Aug. 30 and Sept. 27. For more info see our website at www. or phone Amanda at 250-764-1397.

Kyra Casorso riding Misty

Kordell Bennett on Scotch. • 49

Wild West Classic Peruvian Show, By Jackie Evans Photos by Saddle Up and Rein-Beau Images

The Wild West Classic was a three day, double regional championship show, held on June 5-7 in Armstrong. It was co-sponsored by the Peruvian Horse Clubs of B. C. and Alberta. This is the second year in a row that the clubs have decided to collaborate on their regional shows. Jeff Marcum from Tennessee judged the BC show, while George Bendezu from Michigan judged the Alberta show. We had some new entries this year all the way from Wyoming. As with the case of other breeds as well, attendance was down this year by about twenty-five horses. However, that did not deter the spirit of the show and a good time was had by all. There were 77 classes offered, with High Point Exhibitor awards for Novice, Junior 12 and under, Junior 13 and over, as well as High Point Horse of Show and the coveted Best Gaited Horse of Show. Over $4,000 in prize money was awarded for various performance classes. On the Saturday night, exhibitors enjoyed a delicious locally catered dinner, followed by an evening of socializing and talk about (what else?) horses! A show windup dinner on Sunday night was graciously hosted by one of the local ranches. Next year, the Wild West Classic rotates to Alberta, likely Claresholm.

Emma Thurn of Linden, Alberta

HCP Fantasia owned by Noltners at High Country Peruvians in Tappen.

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Champion Mares [under 3 yrs old] Winners: Don Noltner (l) of Tappen and Rob Sjodin of Salmon Arm.

Shailah Olsen on BDS Aromatico, owned by Paradise Ranch Peruvians of Vernon

Lynn Omohundro from Summerville, Oregon. Lynn and Emma Thurn of Linden, Alberta

12th Annual Interior Gaited Fun Show, By Cathie Taggart A perfect weekend for our 12th Annual Interior Gaited Horse Show held on June 13-14 at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. Our Judge was Stephen Brown from Washington, who very kindly took time out of his busy schedule to come and join us for the weekend. We had over 30 entries of various Gaited horse breeds, including one gaited Mule. Everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly with the variety of classes from breed specific to our popular games classes. The ever-popular Bareback $5 bill class was won by a Junior rider, Jessica Chappell with her Tenessee Walker “Ginger.” While the Peruvian Pasos won out for the “Champagne Ride” and “Toilet Paper” ride. A special thank you to all the volunteers for their tireless time and effort, and to every horse and rider that came out to make our show a success. We couldn’t do it without you!

Infamous “Toilet Paper Ride” was won after a LONG battle with the Tennessee Walker team, by the Peruvian Pasos, after the Judge asked for backing in a circle without tearing the toilet paper. Pretty skimpy toilet paper and only 3 sheets long! In photo Rob Sjodin and Cathie Taggart.

Tidbits International Reining comes to B.C.

RCMP Musical Ride in Armstrong

The WCRA West Coast Classic is pleased to invite some of the best Reiners in the world to the show at Chilliwack Heritage Park July 17-19th. Riders wishing to qualify to represent Canada at the Reining Masters or at the World Equestrian Games must compete in at least one FEI-CRI in Canada and many are choosing the West Coast Classic. Spectators may not get to see some of these riders compete unless they travel to the Futurity in Oklahoma or the NRBC in Texas. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the best Canada has in this sport right here at home in Chilliwack! As B.C.’s most lucrative Reining Show ~ featuring Derby and Futurity Classes and large purses in both Open and Non Pro Classes this show draws competitors from the USA as well as Canada. But the best of the best were all beginners at one point so the West Coast Classic is proud to support all levels of the sport and includes classes for our entry level riders too. With great riders and horses to watch, a fabulous silent auction and trade show this is a not-to-be-missed event! Information for the show is available at or by calling 604 856-3348.

The RCMP Musical Ride will be visiting the Armstrong Fair Grounds on Sunday July 19, 2009 for two performances, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. with general admission of Adults $12, Children (12 and under) $7. A family pre-sell ticket* will be available at the IPE office in Armstrong prior to the event. All tickets are rush seating. *Family ticket admits 2 Adults and 2 Children aged 16 and under. The RCMP Musical Ride will be preceded by a show featuring various acts and promises to be entertaining. The entire performance will be approximately 1½ hours long. Various vendors will be on site providing food and refreshments as well as our own Musical Ride/IPE Merchandise shop providing those special souvenirs and memorabilia. Attendees are encouraged to go meet and take pictures with the riders and horses before and after the shows. Hosted by The Interior Provincial Exhibition, this event is part fundraiser for the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Tower of Care Foundation. More details and info at or call 250-546-9406.

Fire at Cherry Creek Ann and Rick Wallin’s Copper Hills Equestrian Centre barn and indoor arena (west of Kamloops in Cherry Creek) burned to the ground June 12, due to a freak lightening strike and subsequent wildfire. They just had time to get the horses out but were unable to save anything else. The whole structure was completely leveled in about 20 minutes. They lost all of their tack (and their boarders’ too) and Rick’s art collection (he is an artist), their hay, a trailer, some of their farm machinery, along with thousands of dollars worth of shrubbery that Ann had just bought to dress the place up. Luckily, their home and horse paddocks were untouched. If anyone has any extra feed or equipment that they can lend/ give Ann or Rick just until they can get back on their feet again please contact Yvonne Hillsden 250-828-2076 or

Hobby Horse Robbed The Hobby Horse Clothing Co. warehouse in Chino, CA was robbed late on May 22/early May 23rd, 2009. Th ieves made off with approximately $250,000 worth of chaps and show tops. More than 300 pairs of PMS split leather chaps were stolen. I am asking for the help of horse community members in advising me if they come across ANY strange offers on Hobby Horse apparel. A notice is posted on our website at regarding items that were stolen. A reward will be offered for information in this case. PLEASE contact me if you suspect someone is selling our stolen inventory. Most thieves are never caught, but Hobby Horse chaps and show apparel is such distinctive apparel to try to fence, we may have a chance of possibly recovering some of our inventory. Thank you, Suzi Drnec, President, Chino, CA, 1-800-569-5885. • 51

Cowboy Poetry Pet Grooming? Mike Puhallo Spent Monday morning sorting cattle, took my yearling pup along. She worked real well, for a youngster, hardly done a darn thing wrong. It was kind of warm that morning, and when she needed to cool off, she found herself a stinking wallow, beside the water trough. So I rode home along the river, tied my horse up to a log. Threw sticks until my arm was tired. She played fetch... I washed my dog.

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KFR BR AVO BAY May ,  – April ,  It was such an unpromising beginning… after a 366 day gestation, Catalina Lady gave birth to a Baywatch V colt, producing the original ugly duckling. He was so underbit he looked like a little bulldog, his tongue wouldn’t stay in his mouth and he could hardly stand. After two weeks of struggling, he finally announced to the world his intent to survive and we named him Bravo to celebrate. He never looked back. By the time he was six months old he was the best looking of that year’s foal crop. At nine months and very tall and thin… he went into halter training with Brenda Driediger. She worked her magic and he was third at ’06 Region V Sweepstakes Colts and then Unanimous Champion in the class at Region 17. Bravo moved over to Michigan to train with Keith Krichke and his next show was Scottsdale ’07 where he was fourth in a large class of Open Two Year Old Colts. That victory came at a price as he struggled through the class with a temperature in excess of 104 F and spent the next three weeks fighting for his life. Again, his heart and determination allowed him to pull through when it looked like all was lost. 52 • Saddle Up • July 2009

Five months later, this incredible horse stormed into the ring at the Royal Red in Regina and was fourth in the Canadian National Two Year Old Colt Jackpot. But… he wasn’t done with halter yet. He came back in ’08 as Unanimous Champion Senior Stallion Region 13 and then back to Canadian Nationals to be third in Futurity Colts… only two points out of Reserve. It was then time to pursue the career he was actually bred for because Bravo wasn’t just beautiful, he could TROT. In the autumn of ’08 he went into performance training with Rooker Training, under the personal tutelage of Shawn Rooker. By February of ’09, he was already so advanced that Shawn took him down to Scottsdale to show him off at Cedar Ridge. He was snapped up by Kathy Weber of Colorado, who was looking for a future National Champion at both Country English and Halter. Incredibly, just six weeks later he was gone; succumbing to complications following surgery for a scrotal hernia. In our grief over the tragic death of such a true champion, we were also heartsick over the way that Kathy’s hopes and dreams for him came crashing down and deeply grateful to her for the love and care she gave him. To mention only Bravo’s heart and achievements would be remiss. He had an extraordinary ability to connect with, and enrich, everyone he came into contact with. We were not the only ones who wept. And the circle of life goes on. Fortunately, Bravo was able to make some wonderful contributions to the gene pool with his two foals born on our farm this Spring. We have a colt and a filly who both look fit to carry on in their father’s giant footsteps. - Deborah and Svenn Mikkelsen

Peachland Riding Club Update,

By Blair Bates

Peachland Riding Club held their second gymkhana on May 31. With over 30 horses and 29 riders, add some great weather and we had a great day. I must confess I was hoping for some cooler wet weather instead of the instant hot summer heat we have received. RESULTS: Seniors 1. Debbie Wright 2. Janine Blacklock 3. Sandy Lewis 4. Donna Hinchliff 5. Holly Dickenson 6. Tina Brodzniak Junior A 1. Asia Cole 2. Amanda Dickenson 3. Tasha Larose Junior B 1. Jessie Bates 2. Allie Sorenson 3. Kallie Pierron 4. Deziree Goltz Junior C 1. Courtney Demattos 2. Darby Ensign 3. Alana Ensign

High point Reserve

Jessie Bates and her horse Bella High point Reserve High point Reserve

High point Reserve

Blair Bates at BCHSR championships

PRC would like to express a sincere thank you to our volunteers that day. We were short parents and helpers due to other rodeo events taking place that weekend. The parents who were there did some double duties and we want to say a huge thanks to all of you. Speaking of volunteers, this month go up and thank one of those volunteers who give of their time and energy to ensure you as the rider can enjoy a day of competition. As you work toward your PB, these volunteers help to ensure you are achieving your goals, and a special thank-you to Sandy Lewis and her colourful commentary while she is riding. Sandy you bring excitement and fun into riding. Let ‘er buck sis. In June, Cowboy Valley Church (which runs out of PRC) was given the opportunity to do Cowboy Church at the BC High School Rodeo Championships in Merritt. CVC would like to thank Lee Fennel and Doug Mills for the invitation to serve this cowboy community. Peachland Riding Club held a July 1 Barrel Race, and participated in the Canada Day parade. Thank you to all participants for both events, and thanks Sandy for all of your organizational skills. Finally, on August 22 PRC will be hosting another barrel race and our 40th anniversary celebration. Any and all past members are invited to attend a dinner, dance and this barrel racing event. We will be running this event in conjunction with our August Gymkhana, so we are inviting everyone to camp out Saturday night. Any questions can be sent to or Until next time. Happy Trails

Deziree Goltz

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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News, By Marlene Quiring Photos by Doug Moran

Fred Godberson and his mule John reading the signs along the trails.

Susan Cotterill and her mule Jade, first time participants in the Fort Assiniboine ride.

be cleared by the park officials but it did not happen in time for the ride. The riders did ok but wagons from another camp had problems. Fred also said the weather was good on Friday and Saturday but Sunday brought showers, nonetheless they had a good ride and the riders reported seeing a black bear with two cubs on the trail a few hundred yards ahead of them. (A black bear mauled a young camper about 30 miles north of the park in the Swan Hills area on Saturday.) Sunday evening became windy and cold with a little snow and Monday morning found riders breaking camp. Fred was looking forward to seeing Mike 1225 Main Street Downing with his unicorn Pincher Creek AB donkey hitch, but Mike 403-627-3606 was ill with a flu. Fred says ‘‘there is always next year.” A big thanks from the ADMC to Nexen Oil Co. for supplying the portaarriving weekly! potty for the weekend. Th is month we are hosting the Jerry Tindell Clinics at the Lakedell Ag. Society's Arena, at Westerose, AB. The first clinic was planned for July 10-12, but at the time of this writing looks like it will be cancelled or turned into private sessions. So please if you were planning to audit this clinic, check with me fi rst! The Colt Starting Clinic July 13-15 should be full by now and hopefully

Fred Godberson reports that the ADMC Memorial Day ride on May 15 to 18 at the Fort Assiniboine Sandhill Park had a showing of only three mules and six horses as the bad weather forecast probably kept some riders close to home. Some members reported being ill. Some members chose to work instead of riding. (I think Fred was poking that comment at me as we regrettably missed the ride!) He reports that strong winds blew a lot of trees across the trails that were supposed to



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Joyce Muller and her mule Brazen taking a break after the ride. so will the riding clinic July 17-19; but please check with me as there is more room in this clinic at the present time. Auditors will be welcome at the door at $30 per day but please check and make sure which clinics are a go! Feel free to e-mail me at or call me evenings at home 403-783-5210. These clinics are open to anyone, not just ADMC members. If you don’t have the time for a full three-day clinic, you might prefer a private or a semi-private session with Jerry, at your home, half day or full day. Please contact me if that works better for you. Please check on line at under events/ clinics for registration information, maps etc. The following weekend after the Tindell clinics, you will be able to put your newfound skills to the test by joining us for the annual Hummingbird Trail Ride, July 24-26. Call Keith Kendrew at 403-843-3293. August 15-16 is the 20th Anniversary of the TEES LONGEARS DAYS SHOW, Tees Rodeo Grounds, Tees, AB. Th is is quite a milestone as this fall also marks the start of the Alberta Donkey and Mule club, 20 years ago. Tees is likely the longest running mule and donkey show in Canada and this year we want to honour those that made this show possible and those that have kept it running. Call show chairperson Colleen Campbell at 780672-6105 for further information or call our show secretary Ethel Hollihan at 403-783-3083 if you would like to sponsor a class, contribute to our annual fun auction, or order BBQ tickets for the Saturday night supper. Everyone is welcome and admission and camping are free. Hope to see you at the Tindell Clinics. Remember to check with me fi rst before coming to audit.

North Vancouver Island Horse Association, By Marg Camp The second NVIHA Western Performance show of the 2009 season was held on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the Comox Valley Exhibition grounds on Headquarters Road in Courtenay, BC. The competitors were ably judged by Kim Macleod from Campbell River. High Point and Reserve Winners Youth 13 & Under: High Point: Consider It My Turn – Katrina Hamilton 28 Pts Reserve: Laced Investments – Breanna Fear 20 Pts Youth 14-18: High Point: Ima Princess Pearl – Laura Evans 54 Points Reserve: Cools Pillow Talk – Shaylee Anderson 47 Pts Senior: High Point: Mito’s Bo San – Nancy Garner 61 Pts Reserve: Coastin On Good Looks – Carol Hilton 24 Pts Walk-Jog: High Point: J Bugs Classy Lady – Cassidy Graham 27 Pts Reserve: Scribbling Lacey – Taylor Wilson 21 Pts Green Rider: High Point: Golden Cedar Sunrise – Kim Gourley 30 Pts Peewee: High Point: Cedars Jazzy Jimmy – Cassidy Roe 23 Pts Reserve: Shades Of Sand – Rachel Thomas16 Pts

Youth 14-18 group. Left to right: Shaylee Anderson – Cools Pillow Talk, Krista Davis – Great By Inclination, Laura Davis – Ima Princess Pearl and Caitlin Nikolaisen – Dark Ambition. Photo by Niklas Andersson

The next NVIHA Open Western Performance Show will be on July 19, 2009, Judge will be Kirk Walton, and plans are well in hand for the two day Saddle Show scheduled for Aug. 8 and 9. Happy summer to all!

Judge Kim MacLeod (black hat) and her assistant Christina Scott. Cassidy Graham with J Bugs Classy Lady who won High Point Walk-Jog.

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Okanagan Miniature Horse Club Update, By Melanie Russo Photos by Fran McDonald Wonderful weather and a terrific turnout for the OMHC Fundraiser Show held May 23 at the Vernon District Riding Club. Thanks to all the volunteers, to June Lalonde and to our Judge, Suzanne Wallace! “Melanie and the Russo family did a wonderful job in organizing and managing our recent Club Horse Show on May 23. The show was well attended by club members and proved to be a great kick-off to the 2009 show season. I'd like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for a job well done.” - Thanks, Louellen Rempel, Carriage Court Stables Upcoming Events: August 15 - OMHC Meeting 7 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong. Barb Ashenmeier 250-379-2513 Sept 2-6 - Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong. Ann Iceton 250546-0998

Pat and Jet

Alannah and Freddy

Kirsten and Raindrop

Sept 11-13 - Salmon Arm Fair, Salmon Arm. Joan Cunningham 250-545-9566

Natalie and her “Brand New” Driving horse, High Noon.

Many Riders Attended Recent AERC Fun Day, Story and Photos by Tammy Thielman *Next Fun Day show July 12! Armstrong IPE grounds. Open to members and non-members (HCBC mandatory). Over 20 riders took part in the second Armstrong-Enderby Riding Club Fun Day of 2009. The new Open classes were very popular, seeing a high number of riders. The club was also pleased to welcome many new members who signed up the morning of the show. Only $10 for the day, members can take part in English, Western, and trail classes and then some fun games where riders can go as fast or as slow as they want. Riders came from Kelowna to Sicamous (and all places in between) to compete. The AERC is a friendly 56 • Saddle Up • July 2009

and family-minded club that promotes showing in a safe and supportive environment. Experienced horsewoman Patti Amos Thomas did an excellent job as judge, taking time to give each rider some helpful comments. The club thanks Bonnie Odiorne for running a full concession; the Lemaire family for organizing the June Fun Day, and all the other volunteers. In the planning stages, and soon to be announced, are some “Summer Riding Nights” for member. The Summer Rides will likely be held at the IPE grounds in the outdoor ring. They will give members a chance to enjoy riding together in the cooler evening temperatures! Remember AERC members, you can post free ads on the club

website. Website editor (and Reiner!) Anna Green also welcomes members’ photos. See the site for specifics about sending photos to be posted. www.

Donna Ruth of Salmon Arm

BC Draft Under Saddle Club, What beautiful show weather we have been having!! Our members are training hard for the PNE this year, the prize books are ready and entries are open, so make sure you get them in. Dates for PNE are August 31 to September 2. Our President, Dawn, has been working very hard to get the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Country Fest demos organized. We have a very exciting program with the help of the Haney Horseman Association and the North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association. So make sure you come out and cheer for everyone on July 25 and 26, the admission to the fair is free. We are still accepting entries for our open Games Play Night at the Albion Fair grounds on July 24; start time is 5 p.m. Come out and game with us - any breed welcome. Members Dawn and Kendall attended the Langley Riders Show on May 24th, we had a great show, and the horses were fantastic and brought home

By Kendall Venning

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Vancouver Island Quarter Horse Association Story and Photos by Andrea Fortkamp and Equine Media Productions On June 11-14, VIQHA North hosted the Glacier Valley Classic, held in Nanaimo. Response to this year’s show was excellent and entries were good. Competitors vied for the chance to win a High Point Saddle Award in one of six

Gordie McEachen, Select Saddle

Ruth Sweet, Open Saddle

Circuit Hi Point Awards Open Divisions: Stallions - NA Sponsored by: Greenhawk Vancouver Island Mares - Alittle Reality/Carole Walton Reserve - Cooligraphy/Trenna Brown Sponsored by: Dr. Doug Quesnel, DVM Geldings - Mysterious Romance/Sherry Sulz Reserve – Too Cool To Tease/Judy Harrison Sponsored by: VIQHA North Amateur Divisions: Stallions - NA Sponsored by: Greenhawk Vancouver Island Mares - Cooligraphy/Gayle Wilson Reserve - Zip Up To The Bar/Kathy Paine Sponsored by: Recovery EQ Geldings - Too Cool To Tease/Judy Harrison Reserve – Mysterious Romance/Avery Fisher Sponsored by: Shar-Kare Youth Divisions: Mares - Cooligraphy/Trenna Brown Reserve – Im A Rockin Zippo/Sarah LaRose Sponsored by: Black Creek Quarter Horses Geldings - Mysterious Romance/Avery Fisher Reserve – A Dash Of Deluxe/Kaitlynn Francis Sponsored by: Black Creek Quarter Horses Performance Halter Division: Open Stallions - Heza Poised Dreamer/Tami Hutton

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divisions and the Super Horse Award, a year’s supply of Bio-Iso_G. Once again a great time was had by all at the dinner and live auction. Proceeds will be going towards much needed stabling so that

Gordie McEachen, Super Horse

our show might return to the Comox Valley for 2010. We would like to send our thanks once again to our auctioneer, Brian Riemer for volunteering his time and exceptional talent.

Norma Siebert, Novice Amateur Saddle

Sarah LaRose, Novice Youth Saddle

Open Mares - Alittle Reality/Carole Walton Open Geldings - Leap To Conclusion Amateur Stallions - Heza Poised Dreamer/Tami Hutton Amateur Mares - Sheza Cool MissKitty/Norma Siebert All Classes sponsored by: Dr. Tom Van Dyck, DVM Youth Performance Halter Mare - NA Sponsored by: VIQHA North Youth Performance Halter Geldings - NA Sponsored by: Nelson Roofing LTD 13 & Under: Cooligraphy - Trenna Brown Reserve - Im A Rockin Zippo/Sarah LaRose Sponsored by: Tory & Sons 14 thru 18: A Dash Of Deluxe/Kaitlynn Francis Reserve – Just Rockn On Heir/Bailey Neil Sponsored by: MacNutt Enterprises LTD. Jr. Horse: Pink Cadillac Dreams/Tami Hutton Reserve – Muddys Mr Diamond/Norma Siebert Sponsored by: South Country Feeds Sr. Horse: Sweetline After Dark/Ruth Sweet Reserve – Heza Poised Dreamer/Tami Hutton Sponsored by: South Country Feeds Futurity/Stake Winners Yearling Longeline - Money Makin Dreamer/

Tami Hutton Sponsored by: Black Creek Farm & Feed Hunter Under Saddle - Art I Awesum/Elise Brazzale Sponsored by: Sandra Morgan Show Horses Western Pleasure - Always Invite Olli/Carrie Humphrey Sponsored by: Carrie Humphrey Quarter Horses & ENG Sheet Metal LTD. 2 Year Old Western Pleasure Walk/Jog - To Good For Words/Shannon Palahicky Sponsored by: Heart Of The Valley Farms Youth Western Pleasure - Just Rockin On Heir/ Bailey Neil Sponsored by: VIQHA North Youth Hunter Under Saddle - Exposed Art/ Carla Atkinson Sponsored by: VIQHA North Trail Extravaganza - Sweet Country Rock/Ruth Sweet & Annette Robinson Sponsored by: A-Plus Logging LTD. Reining- NA Sponsored by: Northy Lake Farms Hunter Under Saddle Maturity - Pleasurable Mr/Michelle Charleston Sponsored by: Gundersen Quarter Horses Western Pleasure - Who Is Luking/Kaitlynn Francis Sponsored by: Van Isle Veterinary Hospital

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Tami Hutton, Amateur Saddle

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British Columbia Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 * President: Darhl Paley, 250-546-6083, Vice President: Gordie McEachen, 250-337-5958 AQHA Director: Gayle Pawley-Wilson 604-530-6875, Fax 604-608-9174, AQHA Director Emeritus: Gen Matheson Ph/Fax 604-534-5137 Membership Secretary /Media Liaison: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 Fax 604-806-9052, Calendar of Events July 3-5 - Lakota Agri Centre - Dawson Creek, BC AQHA Show: Debbie 250-759-4081 tgitg63@ PRCHA Cutting Show: Marianne 250-843-6973 July 10 (3 p.m.) 11, 12 – Smithers Fair Grounds Smithers, BC, Barb 250-692-4347 July 16-19 – LMQHA West Coast Summer Classic Thunderbird Show Park - Langley, BC Margaret 604-856-1419 July 22-26 - Region One Experience Nampa, ID - Aug. 28-31 – NBCQHA Super Circuit Prince George Agriplex – Prince George, BC Carlina 250-567-4807 Sept. 3, 2009 - LMQHA Evergreen Circuit Thunderbird Show Park - Langley, BC Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 knightwoman@ Sept. 17-20, 2009 - SCQHA Fall Circuit Armstrong Agriplex – Armstrong, BC Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 knightwoman@

Shannon Marie LaRose Feb. 19, 1961 – May 26, 2009

The sudden loss of long-time member, Shannon LaRose, has saddened everyone that knew her. Shannon passed away unexpectedly on May 26 and right up until her death was happily involved in Quarter Horse events on Vancouver Island. Our sympathies go out to Shannon’s husband John, and all of her family, for it was very clear that

Shannon beautifully balanced her love of horses and showing, with her love of her family and their lives together. Shannon was involved with, and a tremendous asset to, her local Mt. Arrowsmith club in Port Alberni. She was the epitome of the mother who loved passing on her knowledge, skills and the enthusiasm she had for horses, to her daughters Jennifer and Sarah. Our association has watched her girls over the years as they have developed into beautiful young ladies. More recently, Shannon was supporting Jennifer and Sarah as they began to venture into the show pen. Shannon’s sister Lorianne Friis, also an active VIQHA member, director and horse showing enthusiast, will sadly miss her sister’s presence and companionship. They were each other’s grooms, sounding boards, and best friends in and out of the show pen and, when they both needed help, Shannon’s parents were there to fi ll in wherever they were needed. Shannon was one of those people who always had a ready smile for you, and that smile was that of a lovely soul. Shannon will be truly missed.

AQHA/CQHA Director - Gayle Pawley-Wilson AQHA will be sending representatives to Washington, DC, for the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum. The focus of this year’s forum will be the “Welfare of the Horse.” A task force met in the fall to discuss ways AQHA can be pro-active and ensure humane treatment of American Quarter Horses and other equines. In May, an animal welfare working group comprising members from AQHA Alliance Partners NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, PRCA, NSBA and USTRC developed recommendations on animal welfare and show competition. The association’s main objectives are to educate members and the general public on animal welfare issues and identify and eliminate any inhumane training practices that might currently be perceived as acceptable while strengthening sanctions for non-compliance. AQHA held its first introductory shows last June. These shows have offered many new exhibitors a glimpse into AQHA shows. AQHA introductory shows were created to capture information on exhibitors at open shows who were showing registered American Quarter Horses. Not only are the shows a great place to cultivate new AQHA show exhibitors, they also offer a place for new judges to gain experience. Changes will be made to the incentive fund payout in 2010. Points earned in introductory shows and green classes will no longer be eligible for incentive funds. AQHA has developed a new feature to allow show managers to upload show information to

AQHA’s database. Th is free service allows show managers to upload show rosters and show results. Once received, the results are available for AQHA members to view. While the results are unofficial until verified by AQHA staff, this new service allows an exciting new option for horse owners, friends, family and fans to see what happened at a show without having to wait weeks for the show to be processed by AQHA. In the very near future, the product will tell show managers when riders or horses are ineligible for competition and membership status.

LMQHA – Melissa McKenzie Our July show is fast approaching and the show committee is hard at work to ensure that the show is as much fun as the Spring Show. If you haven’t booked your stall or sent in your pre-entries, our website has all the necessary information and forms to help you with this. We hope to see you there! Apologies go out to Adrianna Hamm who was missed as a member of the 2009 LMQHA board of directors. Adrianna is in charge of our amateur committee and is also putting together a fun Trophy Show for all riders in late August. Please check out for more information.

NBCQHA We are pleased to be offering 10 shows during this show season starting off with Peace River Area Quarter Horse Show that is scheduled on the weekend of July 3-6. Th is show will once again be hosted at the beautiful Lakota Agri Centre in Dawson Creek, BC. Competitors can then travel from Dawson Creek to Smithers, BC, to take in the Smithers Quarter Horse Show on the weekend of July 10-12. Smithers will be once again offering high-point Montana Silversmith Buckles for all high-point awards in addition to wonderful prizes and futurity money. The Super Circuit Show previously held in Vanderhoof will be held at the Prince George Agriplex on Aug. 28-31. Also, we need to congratulate a competitor that was missed in our Hi-Point results. Congrats to Sara Horrocks and her mare Famous Queen Babe for winning the Hi-Point Youth 14-18, Hi-Pt Jr. Horse, Res. Hi-Pt Youth Mare and was also our Super Horse Saddle Award Winner. Great job! For more info about any of our Northern Shows, please visit the BCQHA website.

Baby News Carlina and Sand Schumann have a new arrival of the two-legged kind. Born on June 1 and weighing 7.8 lbs, Charity Moon was welcomed to the world. Congratulations to you both! • 59

Endurance Riders Association of BC Rock Creek Roundup The second ride of the BC Endurance Ride season has come and gone (May 18th) leaving an Officers & Directors 2009 eager taste in President - Brenda Miskimmin everyone’s mouth VP - Ruth Moorby for more, more, Secretary - Pat Carnegie Treasurer - Louise Abbott more! Directors: Base camp at Madeline Bateman Brenna Mayer the Rock Creek Elaine Bessuille Fairgrounds in Terre O’Brennan Karen Ellis the Kootenay June Melhuish Boundary Lynn Wallden Country was reorganized from previous years to house the Vet area in the open field, closer to the treed area where everyone could set up their rigs with a little shade. This left room for good spots for the “after ride merriment.” Ride day went smoothly, with lots of water on the trail and Murray Mackenzie coming in with four Vets there were no wait to the water with Atomic (barn lines. Trails were well-marked name Ransom) and the killer hill didn’t seem so bad this year with packed ground and grass growing on it, thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Kettle River Trails Association. There were 21 in the 50 Miles starting, with 17 completing; 17 in the 30 Miles starting, with 17 completing; and 23 in the Fun ride (15 Miles) and all 23 finished! Bianca Mackenzie and Cupidio arrived first in the 50-Mile, and Murray Mackenzie, a minute Veterinarian Dr. Mike Peterson behind her, won Best Conditioned and vet secretary (his wife) Cindy Penno. on Atomic; Lisa Hlushko and Tina Gasolena came first in the 22 Miles, and Brian Malkoske on Fv Aur Ben Aurlani were awarded High Vet Score. Ride managers Lynn Paul and Louise Abbott did a fantastic job and their seconds in command (husbands) were constantly on the move to complete any task asked of them and with a smile on their faces. Ride weekend ended with a pot-luck dinner and awards. Everyone hopes this will continue to be an annual event!

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Golden Ears Ride The longest running Endurance Ride in BC proved all the old adages once again – practice makes perfect, experience is the best teacher – you know what I mean. The Golden Ears Ride in Maple Ridge on June 13 was a resounding, unqualified success for everyone there. This ride is the only ride in the lower mainland and it is very popular for good reason -riding through old growth rainforest with perfect trail and weather conditions, with no end of smiling volunteers and wonderful veterinarians to help out makes for a great day! Kim Hofmarks and her amazing crew of volunteers put on a ride that produced endless praise on the ERABC Yahoo group afterwards. No ride can hope to beat the seafood feast that Garry Edmundson (Kim’s husband) puts on every year. In fact, it’s often the best meal of the year for many of us! The ride entries are capped to allow room for all attending in the Allco Park campsite but the entries – 26 horses in the 22 Miles, and 37 in the 50 Miles - indicate some trailer sharing and local riders making the cut-off. The only downside ever faced by the Golden Ears Ride is the threat of west coast weather and that was certainly not a factor this year! The perfect conditions brought phenomenal ride times in both levels of the ride – Murray Mackenzie (Kelowna) raced the 50 Miles in 3:25 ride time, and was awarded another Best Condition for his also phenomenal Arabian, Atomic. The top ten finishers were all across the finish line by 4:44, so a fast day for all. Thirty-one of the 37 starters completed, with the final rider savoring the experience at 8:51 ride time. At least 5 of the 50 Milers were making their first try at that distance – Pam Price, Nicole Crozier, Cheryl Dzida, Lynn Walden and Tina Cranger made the leap to the next level, and were gracious in thanking their co-riders for their company and support, advice and tips. Brandi Anthony's ride got interesting when she started losing shoes – but, once again, help came from fellow riders – one loaning a boot, the other finding the shoe! The 22 Mile ride was over for Rob Gilein in 2:19, so fast riding at this level too! Top Ten spots were all filled by 2:56 with 25 of 26 starters completing within 4 ½ hours. Thanks to great vets Drs. Mike Peterson, Jerry Washburn, and Herman Goertsma, and of course, the Municipality of Maple Ridge and BC Parks for allowing us to take over the area for a day or two. Next ride – The 20th anniversary of Ride Over the Rainbow near Merritt – 30/50/100, and 15 Mile Ride & Tie – first ever on Friday, July 3! See ya there! More info at Events.

BC Interior Arabian Horse Association BC Interior Arabian Horse Association President / Encampment Chair: Wally Goertz Ph/Fax: 250-546-6004 Vice-President: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145 Secretary / Webpage Editor: Sean Newton 250-546-8088 Treasurer / Membership: Dani Goldenthal Ph/Fax :250-832-4111 Flying Carpet: Deborah Mikkelsen 250-548-3899 Youth: Breen Johnson 250-832-9122 and/or Cheryl Johnson Recreational Riding Program: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145

Hello everyone! I hope you are finding some cool shady places to ride. It was nice to hear from so many this month. I love doing the Flying Carpet because I am getting to know so many members. What a great and friendly group you all are! ~Alaina~ Well I do believe our All Breed Open Show, in Armstrong, was a success! It was so nice to see all the riders and horses that came and competed in all the different disciplines. Big pat on the back to the many helpful volunteers that braved the heat and kept on smiling! I would like to extend a huge thank you to Kimberly Westgate for donating her time to judge all the classes. She did such a good job and wow some of those classes were huge! BCIAHA donated some really great first place and high point gifts as well. Another big thank you to those who contributed sponsorships to help our show be successful. I think I heard Wally and Sheila making plans for another one next year…I hope so. The Highpoint standings were as follows: High Point Senior - Cathy Southwell – Neyonlites from Savona High Point 14-18 - Cayleigh McCreight - Firefox Classic Chevy from Kamloops High Point 13 & Under - Megan Daly - Olena San Star from Pritchard High Point Arabian - Cathy Southwell – Neyonlites from Savona High Point Half Arabian - Cassie Bosworth from Vernon

The fourth annual Kamloops Arabian Community Show was held May 31 at Copper Hills Equestrian Center with great success. There was plenty of sunshine, smiles and laughs throughout the show. A variety of classes in both Open and

Community Show, Open Hunter

Arabian were held. There were many highlights, and each Community Show, Adult and every competitor took away something from the show leadline fun. whether it was a prize or an experience. A special thank you goes out to judge Donalda Marshall who did a great job with the monumental task of judging, Sheila Goertz for stepping in when help was needed, Cathy Southwell and Ann Wallin for accepting a few grey hairs and keeping the show running smoothly. Another special thank you also deserves to go out the willing volunteers despite the heat and our sponsors BenderWest, the Horse Barn, Greenhawk, and Agri Supply. The show would BCIAHA Open Show, have not been possible without you! On a final note I Volunteers hard at work would like to send a thank you out to all the competitors for coming out to and I hope to see you all next year along with some new faces and new horses of all breeds! Our hearts go out to the Wallins, the owners of Copper Hills Equestrian. After Senior Hunt Seat this lovely show their barn and arena were destroyed by fire due to a lightning strike. We know you worked hard to make your place beautiful and many of us enjoyed your facility and your kindness. So very glad that no animals or people were injured in the blaze. Take care and let us know if we can help in any way. 2008 Horse of the Year Award Champions, please send a photo of your horse to Elaine Stotz, 382 Trinity Valley Rd., Lumby, BC, V0E 2G4, for the 2008 poster. Deadline is Oct. 1, 2009. Asmara Arabians is happy to announce that their wonderful twoyear-old Chestnut half Arab gelding Cymon Cez AA has been sold to Kelly and Sydney Young of Sherwood Park, AB. This fancy gelding is sired by Cytosk and out of Asmara’s good producing saddlebred mare Town Highlighter. Wally and Sheila wish the Youngs much success and sweet times with this terrific horse.

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Pine Tree Riding Club KAMLOOPS, BC Newsletter contact: Meghan E-mail: Club contact: Debi 250-851-9256

On the weekend of June 6 and 7 our annual show was held. The weather cooled down just a bit but made it far more enjoyable for all. A huge thank you goes out to all the volunteers who dedicated their time on one or both days. Our show could not have happened without you!! An equally large thank you to our judges for the weekend, Rebecca Clyburn for judging both the English and Western days and to Jack McInally for judging trail. High Point English: 12 & Under High Point: Megan Daly Runner Up: Katie Miller 13 to 17 High Point: Lauren Miller Runner Up:Judy Wyers Senior High Point: Jeanette Brandt Runner Up: Jesse Railton High Point Western: 12 & Under High Point: Amanda Daly Runner Up: Katie Miller 13 to 17 High Point: Judy Wyers Runner Up: Emily Balfour Senior High Point: Darcey Woods Runner Up: Jeanette Brandt Greenhawk Sportsmanlike: English: Krista Blades Western: Jordan Dionne Awesome Team Award: Allison Crawford, Mackenna Fink, Ashtynn Rebinsky, Brodie Daburger

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Our wonderful new trail course!

Katie Miller and Prince Charming

A huge thank you to everyone who made sure our new trail course would be ready for the annual show. Core Contracting (Ted Sample) and Higgins Logging for donating their time and Emily Balfour and Skips Dancing Lady equipment, Deleeuw Ranch for their tractor and post pounder, Monte Lake Forest Products for the shavings and to Trevor Vreeland and Brent Miller who took down the old course, fenced the new one and set up the obstacles. Thank you all very much. We love it!! Congratulations to Debi and Randy Eppinger on being grandparents again, their daughter Lori gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Another reminder that at ALL Ashtynn Rebinsky and playdays if you are showing in a shank Maromac Sir Tex bit, you must ride one-handed. Two hands are permitted on a snaffle or bosal only.

BC Paint Horse Club Pres VP Sec Treas Past Pres. APHA Alt APHA

Position Vacant Colleen Schellenberg 604 534-8287 Mary Ratz 604-639-0212 Dianne Rouse 604 530-3366 Louise Bruce 604-530-8310 Director (BC & Alaska) Laura Bouchard 250 374-8864 Andrea Aitken 250 498-2240 817 834-2742

Spring was very busy in the Paint world. The BCPHC Spring Classic 2009 was well attended and everybody had a good time! There were lots of points and prizes to be had and I don’t know of anyone who came home empty-handed. At our last General Meeting it was put to a vote whether or not to join with PNPHC to put this show on next year and it was decided to go ahead with planning the Spring Classic for 2010! If you have suggestions/ requests please forward these to Louise Bruce ( NOW while it’s in the planning stages! With June comes the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, OK and the Paint Summer World Show in Forth Worth, TX. The BC Paint Horse Club sends out our very best wishes to Langley’s own Calli Rouse who is off to Texas on June 21st with her horse Isaac to compete in the 14-18 and Novice Youth divisions. Good Luck!! The PAC Program is in full swing, and Kelly Allen of Langley and her good Paint mare, Bar J Zandas Beauty, has had a spectacular year so far! They have been showing at Thunderbird in the Hunter/Jumper Ring and ventured up to the Kelowna Spring Classic Show where Zanda went Reserve Champion 3’ Pre-Green Hunter with Eliza Hunt riding, Reserve Champion 2’9” Jumper with her Ron Stolp riding, and placed well in the Children’s 3’ Hunters with Jessica Cheadle riding! As a result of their hard work, Zanda is leading the nation in the PAC Over Fence Division! It’s nice to see Paints competing and succeeding in the Hunter/Jumper world too! Zanda was also a star at the Cloverdale Rodeo where she was on the Grand Entry Drill team “Bit of Bling” performances and was featured on Global News Hour! How’s that for helping put Paints on the map! Zanda’s barn mate, Winddancers Cimaron, headed to the April Thunderbird show and showed in both Hunter and Jumper rings for the first time. With almost 500 entries, and class sizes of 60+, Ron Stolp and Dancer placed 6th in both the Hunter and the 2’9” jumper ring. Zanda and Dancer sure earned their carrots that weekend!

- Colour Your World - Own A Paint

Future PAC events for the Hunter/Jumper events are: * Maple Ridge H/J series June 12-14; July 31-Aug 2; Sept 4–6. * Southlands Summer Classic July 9–12. * Milner Downs Classic Series July 16, 19, July 23–26. * BCHJA Fall Final at Thunderbird Show Park Sept 24–27.

The Rainbow Horse Club in Nanaimo held another show June 7th and Anne Marie Wass of Cobble Hill and her SPB mare Truly Smashing went High Point Senior English & Western Rider, and High Point Paint. Cassidy Graham of Campbell River and her Paint mare J Bugs Classy Lady were the Reserve High Point Paint and Reserve High Point Western Junior Rider. The Vimy Western Riding Club held the fi rst of their 4 shows on May 31st in Duncan, BC. They had a great turnout and some huge classes! Anne Marie Wass and Truly Smashing had another good show and 10 year-old brand new rider Veronica Green rode her in the Walk/Jog division where she handily won the division against experienced adult riders! I’d like to welcome the newest members to the BC Paint Horse Club. Andrew Thomas, his daughter Jackie and their Paint gelding Macco. Andrew helped Jackie and Macco celebrate their 1st and 2nd placings at the Delta Riding Club show by snapping pictures of the beaming Jackie. Glad to have you with us! I would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Past-President Louise Bruce who had knee replacement surgery recently. Hope to see you back in the saddle again soon! The second BCPHC Summer Colours Schooling show organized by Barbara Binns was held on May 31 at Pair-A-Dice Acres. Twenty-nine horses came for a great day of classes with Patti Shorrock judging. Thank you to Janice Burns for providing the facility at late notice, to Dianne Rouse who stepped in as show secretary and to Colleen and Doug Schellenberg who put on a fundraiser barbeque for all who attended. The third schooling show in the series will be held July 5 at Shirrocco Farms and the highpoint winners for the series will be announced! Watch out for news on the website for shows that are in the planning stage. Harvest Classic in Armstrong will be a 4-day, 4-judge show (2–2 day shows) combined with the South Central Quarter Horse Association. Laura Bouchard has once again taken on the job of organizing the show. Thank you so much Laura! The show is scheduled for September 17-20 so mark your calendars now.

Bar J Zandas Beauty, Kelowna Spring Classic

Cassidy Graham, Res Hi Point Paint Rainbow Show

Jackie Thomas & Marco at the Delta Riding Club Show

Ron Stolp and Winddancers Cimaron at Thunderbird

As always, you can send your photos, results, etc to Anne Marie Wass at silverdollar35@hotmail. com. Happy trails! - Anne Marie Wass • 63

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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 10/09

BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Pres: Pat Hayward, 250-395-3472 11/09 BC CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Wendell Stoltzfus 250-374-8233, or web Area 20 4/10 BC DRAFT UNDER SADDLE CLUB. Open to all Draft and Draft X. Pres: Dawn Germscheid 604-617-7354, 8/09 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC. 250-546-6004 Arabian Encampment, Youth Club, Racing, Endurance 10/09 BC INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY. Working with the SPCA to help horses in need; foster, adopt, memberships. 250-215-0144 7/10 BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Karen Wilkie 250-546-8973 Meeting, Trail Rides/Socials, Fellowship, Newsletter, 11/09 BC MINIATURE HORSE CLUB Pres: Jason Walmsley 604-856-1419 Show June 13-14 Cloverdale 5/10 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB VP Colleen Schellenberg 604-534-8287 Shows, Horses for sale, Membership 3/10 BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION Membership: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 or visit 7/09 BC RANCH CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. (Fraser Valley) Pres. David Parker 604-462-0304,, 2/10

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

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

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REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE: Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567,,


july Mon nights: COWPLAY CLINIC, 6-9 pm, Langley, or call 604-309-6873 Fri nights: MECHANICAL COW CLINIC, 6-9 pm, Langley, or call 604-309-6873 Fri nights: DAY NIGHTS: LADIES ONLY NIGHT, 2 L Ranch, Prince George, Cheryl 250-964-2420 3-5 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Princeton, BC, Home Clinic, Marion 250-295-4329, Email: 3-5 VDRC DRESSAGE BRONZE/GOLD SHOW, Vernon, June Lalonde 250-545-0803 3-5 JONATHAN FIELD COURSE 2 CLINIC, Saanich Fair Grounds, Victoria, or Roma 1-877-573-4018, 3-6 NBCQHA Dawson Creek, BC, Debbie 250-759-4081 or 4 ERABC Ride-Over-the-Rainbow, Merritt, 4 LRS POKER RIDE members & non-members welcome. Langley, more info at 4 BARREL RACE (fundraiser for Breast Cancer), South Island Roughriders Gymkhana Club, Langford, BC, Tracy, 4 BOB PRUESS MEMORIAL Trail Ride against Cancer, Nanoose Bay, Jodie 250-954-1633 or Sue 250-954-3661, 5 HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Shawna 604-820-8317, 5 WESTERN DISCOVERY SCHOOLING SHOW, Peachland Riding Club, Sasha Hopp 250-492-9892 5 GYMKHANA & CWF PRESENTATION, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154, 5 BCPHC OPEN SCHOOLING SHOW SERIES, Shirrocco Farms, Langley. Visit for class list or contact Barb 604-533-2158 5-8 LAODAS WAY Inspired program “Horsemanship of the Soul,” Alder Flats, AB, Julie Mackinnon 780-621-0765, 5–11 1 WEEK ANGLING GUIDE SCHOOL, Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch, Gold Bridge, BC,, 250-238-2274 6-9 KIDS HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, 6-10 HORSEMANSHIP RETREAT, Training with Knowledge w/Donna Hawkins, Fraser Lake, Judy Carter 250-699-8087 8 SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, 10-12 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Princeton, BC, Home Clinic, Marion 250-295-4329, Email: 10-12 NBCQHA, Smithers, BC, Reka S 250-847-4529, 11 PRTR SUMMER HORSE SHOW, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 11-12 BC HERITAGE FINALS, (General Performance Competition) Chilliwack, BC. Contact: Kelly at HCBC 1-800-345-8055, 11-12 SHADOWDANCERS’ EPONA APPROACH WORKSHOP, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 11-12 PACIFIC CANADIAN HORSE SHOW, Maple Ridge Equi-Sport Centre, Sarah 604-533-3937 or 11-12 HISTORIC HAT CREEK RANCH, Ranch Rodeo, Cache Creek, Shannon 250-453-2474, or Ranch 1-800-782-0922 12 GYMKHANA, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 12 OPEN FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, 9 a.m., Ursula 250-546-0171 or Tammy 250-832-3409, 12 ICELANDIC HORSE BREED INTRO & DEMO, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, BC, or 250-838-0234 12–18 1 WEEK OUTFITTER GUIDE SCHOOL, Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch, Gold Bridge, BC,, 250-238-2274 13-17 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, TFC Centre, Kelowna, BC

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STARTING YOUNG HORSES WITH TTEAM, Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or LMQHA West Coast Summer Classic, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, Margaret 604-856-1419, DRESSAGE IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION CLINIC w/Sherry Ackerman, Langley, Marcy 604-614-9211, WEST COAST CLASSIC REINING SHOW, Heritage Park, Chilliwack, BC, Sharon, 604 856-3348,, CLASSICAL RIDING CLINIC w/Craig Stevens, Aldergrove, BC 604-504-5909, EQUINE TOUCH LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2, Chase, BC, Chris 250-679-3837, DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Mission, 250-573-4189, DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, Pritchard, 250-573-4189, DOUG MILLS Horsemanship Clinic, New Dawn Ranch, Sorrento, 250-835-4424, BHA GYMKHANA, Grand Forks, Toni 250-442-5244,, LANGLEY RIDERS Games Day, Langley, more info at GLEN GOUGH NATURAL HORSMANSHIP CLINIC, Williams Lake, Amber Cawston 250-296-6806 DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, GYMKHANA, 100 Mile House, BC contact Jen Felce 250-791-6207 FUNDAY (10am-4pm), Quarterspot Ranch, 137 Horner Road, Lumby, BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB (Tough Enough to Wear Pink), Kelowna, Amanda 250-764-1397, 1 WEEK GUIDE SCHOOL, Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch, Gold Bridge, BC,, 250-238-2274 FAMILY HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, NH W/LARRY STEWART, Beginning a Partnership Level 1, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, LEVEL 3 PNH WITH DON HALLADAY, Cardinal Ranch, BC, or 1-866-By-Horse SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, REGION ONE EXPERIENCE, Nampa, Idaho - CDN NAT’L ANDALUSIAN SHOW, Paul Dufresne Demo, Chilliwack, BC MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Demo at the Andalusian Show in Chilliwack BCTCPA, Co-Sanctioned with Central BC, Out of the Blue, team cattle penning, Vernon BC, Denise 250-542-0662 FUNDRAISER for Cowgirl Way Drill Team, Buffet Dinner, Silent Auction & Dance, $20 p/person, Vernon, 250-545-2134 WEST KOOTENAY ARABIAN COMMUNITY (OPEN) SHOW, Nelson & District Riding Grounds, Holley 250-362-9065 or TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or VERNON BCRA RODEO, 1 p.m. each day, Louis Estates, Vernon, 250-542-4527, JUMPER & DERBY SHOW, Topline Showpark, Salmon Arm, Sonya Campbell or 250-833-2669 LANGLEY RIDERS Eng/West Show, Langley, more info at MILE ‘O’ RIDING CLUB GYMKHANA, Lillooet, BC, Jackie Johnston 250-256-4549 or VIMY WESTERN RIDING CLUB OPEN SHOW, Duncan, Kathy 250-7480172,, LEVEL 3 PNH WITH DON HALLADAY, Cardinal Ranch, BC, or 1-866-By-Horse NH W/LARRY STEWART, Creating Harmony Level 2, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, PREPARATION FOR ICELANDIC HORSE SHOWING, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, or 250-838-0234 continued on page 66 • 65

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PARELLI LEVEL 1/2, 2/3 WORKSHOPS PART 1 w/Fawn Anderson, Nelson & Dist. Riding Club Grounds, Heather 250-505-5270, REININ IN THE SUN, NRHA, AQHA, APHA, Armstrong,, LIBERATED HORSEMANSHIP Natural Hoof Care Clinic, Vernon, 250-545-6948,

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COMBINED TEST (Dressage and Show Jumping), Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or ICELANDIC HORSE COMPETITION with Grand Opening of 250m Oval Track, Tolt Away Farm, Enderby, or 250-838-0234 DRESSAGE LESSON (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, COWBOY FESTIVAL & RANCH RODEO, O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, 250-542-7868 or EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Edmonton, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or BC HERITAGE CIRCUIT SHOW, Furleez Farm, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785, LANGLEY RIDERS Jumper Day, Langley, more info at SUMMER HORSE TRIALS EVENT, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669 BULLS N’ BARRELS, Barrel Racing, $500 added, 100 Mile House, Len 250-397-2065 or Art 250-395-1235 NH W/LARRY STEWART, Building Advanced Harmony Level 2, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, CANADIAN PONY CLUB NAT’L TETRATHLON, ride phase at MREC, Maple Ridge, Heather 604-462-9005, SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, PARELLI LEVEL 1/2, 2/3 WORKSHOPS PART 2 w/Fawn Anderson, Nelson & Dist Riding Club Grounds, Heather 250-505-5270, PGRHA Fall Slide, Prince George, SUMMER SIZZLER 2009, 4-H Horse Instruction and Show Day, Salmon Arm Fairgrounds, Salmon Arm, Rhonda 250-675-5155 SUMMER SHOW: HUNTER/JUMPER, BC Heritage Qualifier, Delta Riding Club, Cathy 604-328-3814 VDRC ANNUAL GENERAL PERFORMANCE SHOW, Vernon, June Lalonde 250-545-0803 DARYL GIBB ADVENTURE BASED HORSEMANSHIP Clinic, Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, 250-497-6858 CHILCOTIN CAMPING TRIP, Marion Weisskopff or Rose Schroeder 604-854-1245, E-mail: SUMMER SHOW: ENGLISH/WESTERN, BC Heritage Qualifier, Delta Riding Club, Cathy 604-328-3814 LANGLEY RIDERS Games Day, Langley, more info at KIDS HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, NH W/LARRY STEWART, Developing Finesse Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, DARYL GIBB ADVENTURE BASED HORSEMANSHIP Clinic, Apex Mountain Resort, Penticton, 250-497-6858 TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Strathmore, AB, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or BCTCPA, Prince George Challenge, team cattle penning, Prince George BC, Theresa 604-462-8891 BCCTRA Caribou Plateau, TROPHY SHOW, Mission Horse Club, Ronalee 604-217-1376, TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Nanoose Bay, Nanaimo, 250-765-7853, CHILCOTIN CAMPING TRIP, Marion Weisskopff or Rose Schroeder 604-854-1245, E-mail: PLAYDAY, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops,

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OPEN FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, 9 a.m., Ursula 250-546-0171 or Tammy 250-832-3409, FUNDAY (10am-4pm), Quarterspot Ranch, 137 Horner Road, Lumby, BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB, Kelowna, Amanda 250-764-1397, FAMILY HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (SERIES), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, NH W/LARRY STEWART, Refining Finesse Advanced Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, SWORD’S SUMMER SADDLE SERIES, 7:00 pm, Sword’s Riding Arena, Quesnel, BC, 250-747-2156, HOT AUGUST HOOVES TROPHY SHOW, Dressage, Jumping, Eng/West, Trail Horsemans Arena, Trail BC, Pam 250 359-7097, TRAINING FOR COURAGE EXHIBITIONS w/Paul Dufresne, Nanaimo, 250-765-7853, ERABC Skimikin Lake, Tappen, BHA GYMKHANA, Grand Forks, Toni 250-442-5244,, BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN Poker Ride/Potluck Dinner, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Bev 604-487-9947 CHILDREN’S WISH “ALBERTA” RIDE (1st annual), Kananaskis Country, AB, Irene White 403-366-8199, PONY EXPRESS CHALLENGE, Barriere, EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Williams Lake, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or POKER RIDE, Barriere, GYMKHANA, Powell River Trail Riders, Powell River, BC, Gayleen 604-483-4376 LANGLEY RIDERS Jumper Day, Langley, more info at GYMKHANA, Git ‘Er Done Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, Bev 250-577-3154 or MILE ‘O’ RIDING CLUB GYMKHANA, Lillooet, BC, Jackie Johnston 250-256-4549 or NH W/LARRY STEWART, Beyond Level 3, Lumby, BC, Leslie Stewart 1-877-727-3554, BCCTRA Pleasure Ride (Cariboo) Workshops & Overnighter, BC MINIATURE HORSE SHOW at PNE Agridome, Vancouver, Judge: Barb McDonald. Cherie 604-856-9080, PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION, Pacific Spirit Horse Show, Vancouver, 604-252-3581, BCCTRA Intro to CTR & Weekend Pleasure Ride, Larch Hills, Salmon Arm, Corrie Stalker 250-835-0100 LADIES HORSEMANSHIP EXPERIENCE, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, 250-573-5800, BULKLEY VALLEY FAIR, Smithers, Cindy 250-846-9024, ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP/REINING W/JACK BRAINARD, Cardinal Ranch, BC, or 1-866-By-Horse NBCQHA Super Circuit, Prince George Exhibition Grounds, Prince George, BC Carlina 250-567-4807, LANGLEY RIDERS Eng/West Show, Langley, more info at TTEAM CONNECT CLINIC Icelandic Horse Farm, Coldstream, BC, 1-800-255-2336 or SHADOWDANCERS’ HORSEPATTER APPROACH CLINIC, Armstrong, BC, call 250-546-9640 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Whitehorse, YT, 250-765-7853, EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPY COURSE, Kamloops, BC, Sidonia 1-888-378-4632 or VIMY WESTERN RIDING CLUB OPEN SHOW, Duncan, Kathy 250-748-0172, KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB, Kelowna, Amanda 250-764-1397,

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Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS


ARMSTRONG INN, (Armstrong) 1-866-546-3056, Full Facility, Restaurant, Pub, Liquor Store, minutes to Fairgrounds 11/09 SANDMAN HOTEL LANGLEY, Minutes to Thunderbird Show Park 1-877-888-7260,, 3/10

HEALTHY HOOVES, Rae Allan 250-547-2034 6/10 Barefoot Trimming Service. Serving Okanagan and surrounding areas.

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

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

Ph: 403-252-1661 • email: #3, 343 Forge Rd. SE, Calgary, AB

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150 • Chilliwack, BC

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

Minutes to Chilliwack’s Heritage Park

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




PRONTO ESSO 546-3772



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


Nice Rooms. Great People.

Chilliwack, BC


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

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


BED, BALES & BREAKFAST OUT OF SIGHT RETREAT (70 Mile House) 250-456-6039 9/09 Victorian waterfront home, unlimited trail riding, DREAMSCAPE GUEST RANCH (Kamloops) 250-372-2928 Great Trails, Boarding, Rehab, Horses For Sale. 5/10

100% B.C. Owned and Operated!


34633 Vye Rd/556-7477 5410 Trans Canada Hwy./748-8171 103-1889 Springfield Road/860-2346 1-1277 Island Hwy. S./753-4221 587 Alberni Hwy./248-3243 1970 Keating Cross Rd./652-9188 7/10 1771 10th Ave. SW/832-8424



Custom built and installed to your needs

DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 5/10 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch REIMERS FARM SERVICE, (N. OK/Shuswap) 250-260-0110 or 250-804-3030 Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch 12/09 ROBERTSON FARMS LTD., (N. Okanagan) 250-833-2581 Shavings, Sawdust, Shavings, Bark Mulch 12/09 CONSTRUCTION

Alan Cossentine Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 • • 3/10

FOOD CONCESSIONS BAR NUNN CAPPUCCINO & GRILL/CATERING, (Okanagan) 250-308-4871 Quality, healthy food created fresh at your event. 6/10

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



BLACKWATER SPRUCE RANCH 250-991-2408 Horseback Holidays on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage trail. 5/10 EQUINE THERAPY & REHAB FACILITY 250-546-3527

4328 Lansdowne Road, Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B3 Fax: 250-546-3528 • Email:



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Business Services HAY SALES


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

Custom Made Saddles & Tack Using only the very best quality materials 9/09 Reg Marek • 250-569-7244 • McBride, BC •


RAY’S SADDLERY (O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon) Shop cell 250-862-0554, Custom made Saddles, Tack & Repairs, Shop open year round. 11/09

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

R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 7/10 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS


ALL ‘ROUND OUTFITTERS for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver) 250-498-4324 Stop & See us in the Sears Appliance Store, Downtown Oliver! 9/09 BIG M SADDLES & TACK, (Falkland) 250-379-2078 8/09 or 604-850-4238 Buy, Sell or Trade, Wholesale. Call for appointment.

HORSE SENSE HERBS, (Alberta) 1-800-434-3727 Original Chinese Herbal Formulas for Horses, 0 HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE HEALING 604-299-4939 THETA - Fear Based & Emotional Trauma Release - Judy Starre 9/09 INSURANCE


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

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

HIGH HORSE TACK, (Victoria) 250-658-0011 6/10 English & Western, New & Used

Rusty Spur Feed & Tack

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

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



PHOTOGRAPHERS REIN-BEAU IMAGES, (Enderby) 250-838-7904 12/09 Animal Photography,

Town & Country

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



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

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

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

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

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


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

RPM Automotive 1-888-638-4525, Sundre, AB Automan Trailers, Prince Albert, SK 1-800-252-0840 • Smyl RV, St. Paul, AB 1-800-522-4105 Irvine Tack & Trailers, Crossfield, AB 1-877-946-9494 • Cowboy Living Trailer Sales, Medicine Hat, AB 403-504-6920

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Business Services TRAINERS/COACHES


BLUE MEADOW FARM (Richmond); Yolanda Blommers, EC2 and Katie Andrews, EC1. All English disciplines.

Quality Horse Transport


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

JUMPING LESSONS Michael Rabe Training and Boarding Preparation for sales, starting young horses 250-838-7051 or Cell 250-308-6024 • Enderby, BC • 8/09


Kevan Garecki “It’s All About The Horse”


Serving Western Canada Over 30 Years’ Experience

HOOF & WOOF FARM (Prince George) 1-866-967-4192 9/09 Local/Long Distance & U.S., Licensed/Insured & Quality Service HOOVES ‘N’ HOUNDS TRANSPORT 1-888-436-0662. Serving most Canadian provinces, Fully licensed/Insured. 5/10 LEGHORN RANCH HORSE HAULING (Lower Mainland) Hanif Jinnah 10/09 778-886-1343 25+ yrs training/Hauling exper. Serving BC/AB. No horse too difficult VETERINARIANS

INSPIRED CONFIDENCE BUILDING (Princeton) 250-295-7432. Private sessions, vacation retreats, clinics, 2/10 CINDY KIRSCHMAN, (Okanagan) 250-547-9277 Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, 6/10 LORI LOTHIAN, AQHA Professional Horseman (Aldergrove) 604-309-7262 Training, Lessons, Clinics, Youth & Amateur, 4/10 MISTATIM RANCH (Delta) 604-816-5292 Training/Boarding/Sales. Colt starting to show ring finishing. All disciplines welcome. 2/10 8/09

DEEP CREEK VET. SERVICES, (North Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-833-8585 Drs. Bruce Baker & Susi Cienciala, 24 hr. emergency service 3/10 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY, 250-374-1486 5/10 Drs. Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Rob Mulligan, Sonja Falkenberg OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM & Grant Scott DVM, Dipl., ACVS, Board Cert. Equine Surgeon. 12/09 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099 8/09 Drs. Alex Wales & Susan Wales PATON & MARTIN VET SERVICES LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-3351 Lameness & Surgical Referral Hospital, Drs David Paton, Eric Martin and Antonio Cruz 12/09 SALMON VALLEY VET SERVICES, (Shuswap/North Ok) 250-833-4217 Dr. Brytann Youngberg Mobile Equine Service 7/09 VERNON VETERINARY CLINIC, (Vernon) 250-542-9707 3/10 D. Lemiski, H. Mehl, M. Latwat, L. Miller

LEE PONCELET PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Vernon) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training of all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 7/09 SAWCHUK PERFORMANCE HORSES (Langley) 604-514-3991 Pleasure to Performance. We do it ALL! 2/10

Welcomes All Reining & Western Pleasure Enthusiasts • Training & Lessons • Indoor/Outdoor Arenas • Year Round Boarding Options Resident Trainer • Performance Horses For Sale Carmen Teixeira • Located in Salmon Arm, BC • 250-832-7339



TOLT AWAY FARM (Enderby) 250-838-0234 Riding Lessons, Clinics, Horses and Tack for Sale 6/10 TTEAM TRAINING, (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 9/09 • MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton) 250-295-4329 Clinics & Horse training. Eng/West. Level 4 CHA Master Instructor. 5/10 CARL WOODS PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Peachland) 250-808-1486 Pleasure, Reining, Roping & cowhorse ~ Colts Started ~ Farrier Service 3/10

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

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Stallions and Breeders DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 5/10

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

EASYGO RANCH (Lac La Hache) 250-396-7556 SS: Haflingers & Quarter Horses,

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


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

HIGHCREST FARM (Aldergrove) 604-856-3017 3/10 SS: Red Pines Otoe Chant, 2002 AQHA Red Dun, Offspring for Sale ICELANDIC HORSE FARM (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336 9/09 •

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

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

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

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


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

PEEBLES MINI DONKEY RANCH (Falkland) 250-379-2373 8/09 Reg’d & Pet Quality babies for sale. or

Quarter Horse Stallions Standing at Stud

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Peppys Blue Monkey $650. LFG

Playboys Haidaway $650. LFG

Haflinger Stallions Standing at Stud Samson $500. LFG

Benno $500. LFG

Atino $550. LFG

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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

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1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut

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





Little Peppe Leo 15.3HH APHA Stallion

2006 Red Roan Stallion

2009 Fee: $500 • Sire of Winners • Bloodlines of APHA Supreme Champions • Homozygous for the Tobiano gene • Guaranteed coloured foal from solid or paint

Mare Care: $5. per day Hollywood Dun It Sire: Dot Hollywood Jessie Topsail Jessie

Conformation, Temperament and Awesome Presence, all wrapped up in a Beautiful Black and White package.

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APHA 5 YR 14.3HH MARE Zips Sacred Spirit is a sweet, personable mare. Ranch raised, she has worked cattle and is a seasoned trail horse. 1st in Western Pleasure; 2nd in Trail at her first show in 08, also enjoyed Gymkhana. Working on basic Reining, also shows potential English. Sired by Zip Me and out of a Sacred Indian mare. She has promise to go into any discipline and the willing attitude that will make it fun. UTD on hoof/health care and easy for farrier, vet and to trailer, no vices. Sensible enough to be a youth horse for 4-H or showing. $2,800. 250-243-2145 (Big Lake)

MR GOOD SENSATION Sorrel Tovero APHA Stud Colt set to start a career showing in the APHA! Well-mannered and has a wonderful temperament and mind set. Stands well for the farrier, blankets, leads and halts well, trailers and is easy on the eyes with good hoof and bone. He has been barn kept and ranch-raised so he has had a solid foundation. He has some major award winners in his pedigree such as Zippos Sensation by Zippo Pine Bar and Sacred Indian a multiple discipline Superior winner, as well as Mr. Good and Plenty by Zippos Mr Good Bar. Already showing fluid flat kneed movement, a soft lope and elegant conformation. Video available. $2,000. 250-243-2145 (Big Lake)

APHA 5 YR 15HH SORREL GELDING Raz is an athletic powerhouse who will excel in any speed event showing promise on barrels. He has no vices and has good manners. Personable and first at the gate all the time, he loves attention and is charismatic. Was shown Western Pleasure and Trail as well as Gymkhana in 08 and trailers well. On barrels he has a long stride and a smooth quick turn with auto lead changes. UTD on all health, dental and hoof care and is nominated for the APHA Gelding Plus Program $2,500. 250-243-2145 (Big Lake)

APHA 6 YR MARE, DARK BAY OVERO Boson Moon Spook - Moon is a big bodied mare in a classic style with some chrome. She has had 4 months pro training and was well on her way to a career in reining, but she suffered an injury to her left hind leg and now she is only able to be ridden lightly. She has no vices and clips, shoes, bathes, hauls and loads well. She has been barn kept and has worked cattle on the ranch. Would make an awesome broodmare with her kind and honest temperament. Out of PQH Boston Smoothie (THE BOSTON STAR) who was used for Rodeo and her Dam Painted Moonshine was a Pro Polo horse. $2,000 obo. Must Sell. 250-243-2145 (Big Lake)

MY BEAU VANZI Rare Classic Grulla Champagne Stallion. AQHA/ ICHR/NFQHA/FQHA registered. From World Champions and ROM $ Performance Horse lines. He carries both the champagne and dun dilutions, on a true black based coat (tested)! This is a Rare Classic sought after colour, only one other in Canada Has had extensive handling for show ring, incredible temperament! $3,500.

ALSO FOR SALE : 08 Grulla Filly! AQHA, Smart Little Lena, Peponita lines. Wellhandled, beautiful, smart, sweet! $2,000. 2001 stunning Silver Grulla Mare, trained using natural horsemanship, schooled English and ridden Western. $5,000. Sadly only selling due to owner’s health. Email for photos or more information, serious inquiries only! or 250-306-0986 (Vernon)

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Padrons Psyche daughter in foal to Couturier for 2010!! Amiira has produced Scottsdale Halter Champions, Regional Champions, and is one of Psyche’s most beautiful daughters. More info call 250-249-9692 (Quesnel)

10-year-old Reg’d Pinto Mare, black and white. Beautiful, friendly, willing. Likes to go to a good home $2,000 obo. or 250-265-3484 (Nakusp)

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LOVELY 1994 REG’D TB MARE 15.2HH. Excellent racing bloodlines and a solid pleasure to ride. Absolutely sound, trained Western and English, very responsive, sensible on trails. By Drouilly (FR) and out of Golden Reserve daughter. 250-318-8227 (Knutsford)

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2008 TB COLT Amazing racing bloodlines. 2008 Colt by Dramatic Show by Seattle Slew and out of a Golden Reserve granddaughter by Drouilly (FR). Gentle, graceful, gorgeous. $2,000. 250-318-8227 (Knutsford)

“DOC’S PLAYBOY PEPPY” (Pending) 2007 AQHA Sorrel Colt, out of Nindawyma by Playboy’s Dr. Pepper. “Playa” is bred to perform and will go straight to the top. With Freckles Playboy, Peppy San, Doc Bar on his Sire’s side and everything tracing back to Leo Bar on the bottom. This is a super nice colt and will excel in any direction. $2,500 Cool Water Ranch 250-446-2326 (Westbridge)

“SMOKE N BAR HAWK” (Pending) 2007 APHA Black Colt by 4x World Champion and 2x Res. World Champion “Smoke N Black Hawk,” 1999 World Champ. Working Cow Horse, Res. World Champ. Reining, Res. World Champ. Calf Roping, 2002 APHA Res. All-Around World Show Champ., 2002 Hi Pt Western Horse World Show Champ. and 2002 APHA Oscar Crigler Cattle Award World Show. Bred to the hilt, “Smokey” will take you to the top as a stallion or gelding in either the performance or show ring.

$2,500 Cool Water Ranch 250-446-2326 (Westbridge)

“WINDDANCER CRSN BRAZOS” “DUSTY” - BROKE! BROKE! BROKE! 1992 Sorrel Overo super flashy APHA Mare. Quiet and gentle enough for any youth, adult or beginner. Dusty was used as a lesson horse for a 9-year-old for the past 2 years. $4,500 Cool Water Ranch 250-446-2326 (Westbridge)

SUDDEN DUN LUCKY 6 YR, 16HH REG’D AQHA SORREL GELDING Great conformation, very athletic, loves to work. Six months professional training. Good manners, great on trails. Needs experienced rider. $5,500. 604-532-1726 (Langley)

“Medicine Hat” 2005 Paint Stallion Reg. # 839,038. Over 16HH and growing, he will make an excellent hunter/jumper. He is out of the famous “Painted Coos” by “Double Dust.” UTD on vaccs., deworming, teeth and feet. Ground work started, he bathes and trailers great, lots of potential. $3,500 Cool Water Ranch 250-446-2326 (Westbridge)

“TRACE” GORGEOUS 6 YR APHA MARE Trained mostly in Reining. Is a big mover and would excel in any discipline. She has a hard stop, correct spins, smooth gaits, steady headset, is very responsive and has a great mind. Great on the trails, loves going into trailers, has great ground manners and loves being around people. She is ready for the show ring. Owner going to college. $7,500. Kelsey 250-493-0674 (Penticton)



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

Imagine taking this stunning white guy to the track and having everybody staring at him. He is not only a very intriguing colour but also has a gorgeous head and beautiful movement. Will be dual registered with the Jockey Club and APHA which is also very hard to come by; so he can be raced at both TB and Paint races. He is bred to run and you can view his pedigree here Asking $20,000. Other uniquely coloured TB and WBs for sale including rare Palominos. 250-545-0104 (Vernon) • 73

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JUSTNITRO Your future show horse? Sire - Impress Of Razz; Dam - Loves Fancy Rose. 2007 AQHA Gelding. Under saddle and going great. Quiet, good-minded colt with the potential and looks to go to the show pen. Call or e-mail for complete breeding info. This guy will probably become an excellent Amateur or Youth horse. $3,000. 250-546-3527 (Armstrong)

BUGGY FOR SALE On car wheels and tires. Antique buggy springs and axles. Two seats for four passengers, vinyl upholstery. 250-546-9518 (Armstrong)

CHEXY BELL Sire - BSR Hesa King Fritz; Dam - Peps Lil Sis. 4-year-old Chexy is an outstanding Filly with athletic ability to burn. She has the speed to do barrels and the agility to work cows. She has had 4 month pro training with Stephanie Fitchett and has been out on the trails (she was excellent). $5,000. 250-546-3527 (Armstrong)

ANTIQUE WOOD HORSE SIZE ROAD CART Wheels 48” diameter. Button vinyl upholstery seat. Excellent condition. $1,500. 250-546-8973 (Armstrong)



2008 AQHA Sorrel Gelding. Sire: ROM earning Zippos Mr Good Bar son out of a Blazing Hot daughter. Dam: Superior Am/Open Western Pleasure. Cute jog, lifty ‘Goodbar’ lope. Very friendly. AQHA Incentive Fund. Leggy colt, should mature 15.3+/-. $2,500 obo. 250-567-9357 (Vanderhoof)

18 YR TB Gelding, 16.1HH, Bay. Sound, quiet, gentle, has been used for lessons. Safe on roads and trails, good loader. Shown locally, lots of ribbons, bold over jumps. NO vices, sweet personality. Price reflects the economy and not his true value. $2,000 to approved home. Includes new winter blanket. 250-573-7663 (Kamloops)

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2-YEAR-OLD MARE Can go Cutting, Reining, Cow Horse or Pleasure, Trail. 4 months professional training. Sire: The Smart Bet by SMART LITTLE LENA $5,000 obo. 250-786-5441 (Tomslake)

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STADIUM JUMPS AND RAILS Great prices, excellent product, huge selection. Painted and unpainted. Many photos available. Call Tammy 250-832-3409 (Salmon Arm) E-mail:


Salmon River runs thru property and includes a new steel engineered bridge. Set up for horses/farm animals. 10 fenced acres in hay w/water irrigation rights. Property is 20 acres and backs onto crown land. Endless trail riding along the Mt. Ida range and easy access to community riding arena. Private sandy beach, barn with 1-3 stables, insulated shop, and tack room. Rail corrals, round pen, shelter and water at the barn. Great neighbours and active community. MAIN HOUSE 2,400 sq. ft. w/fully finished, above ground basement, 6 bdrms, 3 full baths and back deck area. New kitchen, wood/tile flooring and bathroom renos. New wood f/p and gas heating. Secondary res. is a private 2 bdrm country style cottage (movable). Fruit trees, landscaping and large garden area. $620k Offers welcomed. 250-833-3547 (Salmon Arm)

PEACEFUL, PRIVATE ENDERBY VIEW ACREAGE. RS FLEET BOBBY SOX 1999 Bay Roan Mare with Blanket and Spots. ApHCC registered and listed with the ApHC. 16HH. Big and beautiful, great temperament. Halter broke, stands for farrier. She’s been sitting on her “laurels” for too long. Needs a career. Jennifer 250-838-0852 (Enderby) WindWalker Appaloosas

“LEO SPINNIN CRYSTAL” TRAPALANDA’S BARTIS AMBER TOPAZ 2007 Reg’d Half Welsh Cob. Conformation, presence, action, wonderful temperament. Will make a super large pony for any discipline. $2,500 negotiable to right home. 250-860-1765 (Kelowna)

Reg’d APHA 6-year-old Black and White Tobiano Gelding, 15.2HH. He has had two months professional training, great in the arena and sure to catch the attention of all. Great on trails and with traffic. He is not spooky at all. Very good with loading, trimming, baths and is up-to-date on all shots and deworming. He comes from excellent Reining and Cow bloodlines out off Stettler, Alberta. Sire: Little Peppy Leo. Asking $4,500. 250-864-3064 (Kelowna)

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

REG’D CANADIAN GELDING Sadly must sell 2-year-old Black Purebread Reg’d Canadian Gelding. UTD on all worming/shots. Has had all ground work done; just needs to be started under saddle. Loads, ties, great for farrier, microchipped, wolf teeth removed and floated. Should finish 15HH. $2,000. Price will increase with training. 250-428-0772 (Creston)

Old Baldy Ranch Offspring for Sale

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

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

STONEY ACRES RANCH Breeders of Registered Miniature Donkeys for Show and Companionship 403-335-4952 Didsbury, AB E-mail: (Associates in Crawford Bay & Aldergrove, BC)




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

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Extensively ridden, started on barrels, excellent jumping prospect, good ground manners, sound. Would make a nice horse for an intermediate rider. To good home only. $5,000 obo. 250-269-7228 (Fauquier) • 75

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“Stormy” is a 9 yr. old Quarter Horse/Appaloosa Sorrel Mare, 15.3HH. She is Western ridden in a snaffle or bosal. An excellent trail horse and would do well as a Ranch, Roping or Trail horse. She is used to cows and dogs. She loads, lunges and can be ridden bareback. Travels well on uneven ground and likes to swim. Not herd bound. $3,200. Rebecca 250-315-5209 (Douglas Lake)

Beautiful 2006 Double Reg’d Solid Appaloosa Mare, 14.2HH. Great conformation and amazing muscle tone! Very well-started under saddle, would excel in any discipline. Good with farrier, great ground manners and loves to be around people. Owner going to university. Asking $2,500. Keira 250-832-2694 (Salmon Arm)

2004, 15.1HH, Bay AQHA Gelding by Red Skys x Gallo Del Cieolo out of an Alamitos Bar mare. This guy has huge power and speed, agility and athleticism to get the job done. He would excel in Roping (Heading Horse), Barrel Racing or Penning. With the performance breeding on top and bottom, combined with his pretty head, gentle and quiet disposition, he has a lot to offer. Currently in training. Priced at $7,500 obo. 250-803-6003 (Salmon Arm), 7/09

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At 15.1HH, he is very friendly, goes both English or Western, snaffle or bosal. He enjoys cattle, jumping logs, and has seen many miles in the bush handling all sorts of terrain. He is very well-mannered, trusting and correct and will suit any rider young or old. Loads easy, good for farrier, hobbles and very patient. Up to date on all vaccs, farrier, teeth and deworming.

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8 YR OLD GREY ARABIAN X MARE, 14.2HH Very friendly, respectful and quiet. Ridden by teens on trails, would make a great kid’s horse. Sound, great with farrier, bathing, trailering. Must sell, too many horses and not enough time.



Just went to his first show, first time off the property or in a trailer, and hauled like a pro to Red Deer. Quiet enough for any Youth/Amateur and is a really pretty mover. Bred in the purple with such greats as Lucky Diamond Chip and Paint Me Zippo in his pedigree. Should mature to 15.1HH or so and is just as cute as they come. He lunges, clips, leads, loads, ties, awesome. Started professionally and ridden by a young girl in the show ring. There aren’t enough nice things to say about Raymond.


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Shop & Swap! FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL BLACK REG’D PERUVIAN MARE, 10 years old. Light riding due to old injury. Asking $1,900. ALSO: Healthy Companion TB/Morgan X Mare, 22 years old, to approved home. Prefer to go together. 250-494-4335 (Summerland)

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

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1994 REG’D BLACK MORGAN MARE, 15.1HH. Well trained, basic Dressage, but mainly excellent trail horses. Barefoot. Needs dry interior climate due to allergy. $2,500. 604-796-3684 (Agassiz) STUNNING 2000 PTHA MARE, Bay Tobiano, APHA Sire, World Champion AQHA Grandsire, Cutting bloodlines. Safe on trails, excellent traveller, imported. Athletic, responsive, no problems. Too many horses. $2,500. 250 447 9193 (Grand Forks area) ARABIAN HERD REDUCTION. Intelligent, beautiful, gentle, athletic. Show, Pleasure and Breeding Stock for sale/lease. Several free companion horses. 250-547-9367 (Cherryville)

FOR RENT HORSE PASTURE, SOUTH SURREY. 2 ½ acres with barn. Next to 70 acre forest with riding trails. $125 per month per horse. 604-531-3328 (Surrey)

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ASPENGROVE EQUESTRIAN ACADEMY Our facility is now available for: * Clinics * Workshops * Meetings * Reunions * 7 Cabins and Clubhouse * Pasture Boarding or Paddocks * Clubs or Private Functions * Catered or non-catered * Horse Events & Clinics (34 paddocks w/run-in shelters, 2 riding rings) 250-545-9470 Lavington, BC7/09 SERVICES

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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

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FREE IF IT’S FREE, ADVERTISE IT FOR FREE. FREE LEASE - RIDER WANTED: 9 yr. Paint Mare goes English and Western, has done clinics, local shows and lots of trails. Ideal 4-H project or Pony Club for intermediate rider. UTD with shots and farrier. Currently in professional training. Pregnant owner needs someone to keep her fit and schooled. To good home only. 250-344-4948 (Golden) 1983 REG’D QH MARE, Strawberry Roan, 15.2HH. Sweet temperament, loads, ties, baths, clips. Not rideable due to injury. Would make lovely pasture buddy. Has had 4 foals. To approved lifelong excellent home only. 250-309-4369 (Armstrong) GENTLE 16 YR OLD APPALOOSA MARE. Good with children. Bombproof. Currently being ridden but has gone blind (Uveitis). Better suited for flat ground. To good home, riding, broodmare, companion horse. 250-547-6904 (Trinity Valley/Lumby)

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20 Gorgeous Riverfront Acres! Charming family home. Hobby Farm potential. 5755 Graham Rd., Enderby. MLS® 9212153. $655,000

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