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would like to send ‘Congratulations’ to Cathy Glover and her crew for the success of the recent Back to Basics Paint Show in Armstrong BC on May 30-31. The show was friendly, well run, and her troop of volunteers were exceptional - entries, whipperin, gate help, all were very friendly and efficient. The 4-H concession and exhibitors seemed to be having a great time, particularly those who entered the Ranch Horse Pleasure classes! Even the weather cooperated. Thanks Cathy, for all your efforts putting on a well-run show.  - Terry Tompkins

n all levels of communication, one needs to question where the information is coming from. Information or opinion, you have that choice as to which you choose. What I find is rather unfortunate, young people take riding lessons that limit their future, and possibly frustrating to the point of giving up on riding altogether. Why is the horse industry not attracting boys? If you could take the time to observe a book by David Stoecklein, “The Performance Horse,” – 240 pages of performance horses in action; 107 riders with their feet all the way in their stirrup, versus 42 on the balls of their feet. What boy is going to go with 42 over 107? Polo, reining, working cow horse, cutting, barrel racing, calf roping, steer roping, bronc riding, pick-up riders, ALL use the foot all the way in the stirrup. Show jumpers, dressage, fox hunting, race jockeys, ALL use riding on the ball of their foot. CEF needs to take a good look at their program. Canada is not a one-discipline culture. Doesn’t make one right and one wrong.  - Ken Cameron, KC Saddlery, Red Deer AB


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ell I rode the cutest little Icelandic mare (courtesy of Pat Peebles) in the Interior Gaited Horse Show. There will be a full show report in the August issue. Thanks to the interest of the horse racing sector in western Canada and Washington, we have a special feature inside this issue covering Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses and Standarbreds at the tracks, and information on their upcoming annual horse sales. You can’t beat the excitement on race day! Just at press time I was saddened to hear of the death of Judy Newbert. Drivers will remember her many informative articles printed in Saddle Up in recent years. My deepest condolences go out to the family members. Thank you Elyse Newbert (Judy’s niece) for sending in an obituary for our Nancy at the 2015 Gaited Fun Show readers – see page 48. Photo by Greg Roman We’ve got a heat wave of weather coming up; it may be green now, but not for long. I sure hope we are all safe from forest fires this summer. Start a list and make a plan - in case you have to evacuate.

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he Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division) will hold its annual sale of yearling Thoroughbreds on Wednesday September 9th at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park. The auction will start at 3 p.m. Interested buyers are welcome to visit the Show Park on Tuesday September 8th to view prospective champions at the Yearling Parade at 3 p.m. A free information session will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday September 2nd at the Derby Bar and Grill for those who are considering purchasing a racehorse (either individually or with a group) and who would like to learn about racehorse ownership options, racing syndicates, how to read the CTHS Sales catalogue and more. The Derby Bar and Grill is located at 115 – 17637 1st Avenue, Surrey. To reserve your spot or for more information call 604-536-2878. For more information about the CTHS Sale, visit www.cthsbc.org

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Canada’s Heritage Horse Celebrates 350th Anniversary By Ruth Donald On July 16, 1665, the first horses arrived by ship in what is now Quebec from the royal stables of King Louis XIV of France. Two stallions and twelve mares swam ashore to become foundation stock for what is now known as the Canadian Horse, or Cheval Canadien.


ver the next 350 years, those few horses made a significant genetic contribution to many North American horse breeds including the Morgan, the Tennessee Walking Horse and, quite possibly, the Northern Plains Mustang and Appaloosa, according to a 2014 DNA study by Texas A&M University. Their study also indicated that the European breeds that most contributed to the Canadian are likely A depiction of General Montcalm riding his the Breton, the PercheCanadian Horse at the Battle of the ron, the Belgian and the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Dales Pony. Over the past 350 years, the Canadian Horse has travelled far and wide across the United States as well as within Canada. Within 100 years of their arrival, their numbers had swelled to over 30,000 and by 1849 there were estimated to be more than 150,000 Canadian Horses. Some ended up in the West Indies and many in the north-eastern USA, and Canadians were shipped by thousands to the Union Army during the US Civil war. One equine historian wrote, “…it has even been said that the North won simply on the fact that its soldiers had the better horse – the Canadian.” The export of so many Canadians in the 19th century led to fears for the breed’s survival, so a studbook was established and further export of Canadian Horses was forbidden by Quebec law. Established in 1889, the Canadian Horse studbook is the oldest active horse breed registry

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in North America. The registry’s success is confirmed by the fact that most Canadian Horses today are similar to those horses described by 18th century historian Etienne Faillon: “small but robust, hocks of steel, thick mane floating in the wind, bright and lively eyes, pricking sensitive ears at the least noise, going along day or night with the same courage, wide awake beneath its harness, spirited, good, gentle, affectionate.’’ Over the years, the Canadian has served as a farm horse, a carriage horse, a draft horse, a riding horse and a race horse, and today its versatility is again being demonstrated by its successful participation in a variety of modern equestrian disciplines. Across North America, Canadian Horses are competing successfully in almost every field, including eventing, dressage, extreme trail challenges and combined driving. For example, a former trail horse from Alberta, Petroski Riel Hodgie, is winning 3rd level USDF dressage competitions in Oregon. Owners and fans of Canada’s national horse have been celebrating the 350th anniversary right across North America. The Maison Saint-Gabriel museum in Montreal has launched a calendar of events which include conferences, exhibitions and equestrian demonstrations to honour the contribution of Canadian Horses in the province. Upper Canada Village in Morris- Burgi Rommel riding Sarah Lindsay’s horse, TEMIS burg, ON, will be featurELIXIR KOUQUINE (Koko) at CHHAPS 2011 Show.

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Heritage Horse... cont’d ing a parade of Canadian Horses at a special event in September. Even the Canadian Mint joined in, releasing both half-kilo silver coin and a smaller silver coin engraved with a Canadian Horse to mark the anniversary. Here in BC, there is a Canadian Horse breed show scheduled in Duncan on Vancouver Island for July 1. Lower Mainland members of the Canadian Horse Heritage and Preservation Society (CHHAPS) have started a Canadian Horse Quadrille team and are showing off the breed at any opportunity during 2015, beginning the season at the Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association’s bazaar in March and ending with the Mane Event in October. The Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver will be promoting a “Canadian Horse Day” on Wednesday, August 26, featuring Canadian Horses exclusively. There will be demonstrations at the Agrodome at least four times throughout the day, including the quadrille, historical costumes, and versatility demonstrations. A dedicated group of CHHAPS members from Prince George and Quesnel will be showing off their Canadians at the BC Northern Exhibition and elsewhere in the Cariboo this year. In Langley, several Canadian Horses will be

of becoming extinct. The Livestock Conservancy, an international watchdog for rare and endangered breeds, recently announced that the Canadian Horse’s status has changed from threatened to critical. The number of new foals being born and registered has dropped drastically over the past several years and is now at the point where there will soon not be enough horses of breeding age to maintain the balance between births and deaths. The loss of this breed would be a tragedy, as it represents a living link to the past for Canada and all of North America. Those who value the breed will continue to promote it as widely as possible so more horse lovers learn to appreciate its unique characteristics, as the only way the populaA photo from the 1930s of the stallion Napoleon de Cap Rouge, who was born in 1926. tion will grow is if more breeders embrace the challenge of stewarding this heritage 18, in addition to other group rides in July to breed. During its 350 years of history, the Cancelebrate the anniversary. The Canadian Horse adian Horse breed has come back from the Rocky Mountain District (CHARMD) in Alberta brink of extinction more than once, and lovers of the breed hope fervently that it is able to do has a busy calendar this year, as well. Unfortunately, this anniversary cele- so again. bration comes at a time when the Canadian Horse breed is again in real danger assembling for a ride at Campbell Valley Park on July 1, while across Canada and the USA, Canadian Horse riders and drivers will be participating in a “Virtual Relay” on Saturday, July

Albert de Cap Rouge (Wilfrid x Helene), a black stallion foaled May 1913. This foundation stallion supreme was bred by M. Arsene Denis, one of the first directors and members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Horse Breeders Association. Albert’s dam, Helene #49, was purchased for the foundation herd of the first government farm dedicated to reviving the best of the old French Canadian Horse at Cap Rouge. Albert proved to be everything that Cap Rouge had hoped for. Not only was he a superior horse himself, but he also had the ability to consistently pass on his best qualities to his offspring. Albert remained senior sire at Cap Rouge for almost two decades. He is the progenitor of the Brio, Becancour, Henryville, La Gorgendiere Royal, Major, and Pitro lines. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


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Laminitis or Founder -- Do You Know the Difference? By Kristi Luehr, Okanagan School of Natural Hoof Care The terms laminitis and founder are often used interchangeably by veterinarians, farriers, trimmers and horse owners alike; however, in my opinion, they have two very different meanings.


aminitis is the inflammation of the sensitive laminae surrounding room for swelling. The solar corium can also become inflamed during the coffin bone. This includes the sensitive laminae, found along the acute phase and cause bruising and eventually abscessing. A horse the front and sides of the coffin bone, as well as the solar corium, with acute laminitis will be extremely tender in his hooves, reluctant to which is found on the bottom of the coffin bone. The sensitive lam- move forward and often adopts a rocked-back stance. Acute laminitis inae are the vasculature covering the coffin bone, and have nerves and will usually last two to five days and must be diagnosed by your veterinarian who will likely provide shorta blood supply. The insensitive term anti-inflammatories and care laminae are located on the inside instructions. The vet should also of the hoof wall, have no blood work in conjunction with your supply or nerves, and are semifarrier/trimmer to try and allevirigid in structure. The sensitive ate hoof pain and prevent further and insensitive laminae interlock damage to the hoof. You must like Velcro. This connection of the figure out what triggered the laminae supports the coffin bone’s laminitic attack in the first place in position within the hoof. order to prevent it from happen There are two kinds of A comparison of hoof wall attachment. Left: healthy; right: foundered. ing again. There are many causes laminitis: acute and chronic for acute laminitis, some of the (founder). Acute laminitis is when the sensitive laminae become inflamed and the blood vessels swell. This common ones are: carbohydrate overload (excess grain, green grass), causes pain because they are interlocked between the leaflets of the in- hormonal changes (mares cycling in the spring), excess concussive forces sensitive laminae that are semi-rigid and this connection doesn’t leave (increased work on hard ground), over trimming, adverse reaction to

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Laminitis or Founder... cont’d medications, systemic infections and stress. Chronic laminitis or founder, as it is typically called, is the rotation and/or sinking of the coffin bone within the hoof capsule. A horse can have acute laminitis and not founder if the triggers are removed quickly enough and the laminae heal. However, if the cause for the laminitis is not removed and the hooves are not properly trimmed and protected, the horse can continue to suffer damage to the sensitive laminae; they eventually let go of the connection with the insensitive laminae, allowing the coffin bone to rotate and sink within the capsule. Whether it rotates one degree or ten, any rotation or sinking at all is classified as founder. Once the laminae separate, they cannot be immediately reattached; but, the connection can be regrown down from the coronary band as new hoof wall grows in. You will have to work closely with your farrier/trimmer in order to allow the hoof wall to grow in well-connected again, and often a shortened trimming cycle is necessary. It is a long process to rehabilitate a foundered hoof but it is possible.

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Typical rocked-back stance of a horse with acute laminitis. Founder is very common, and many horses live and even compete on foundered hooves without their owners knowing it. It’s not until these “time bomb” hooves eventually cause lameness that owners become aware. This is why education and knowledge become so important to the horse owner. Learn to understand what you are looking at when examining your horse’s hooves and how to evaluate hoof health to prevent and avoid these types of problems in the long run.

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AEF Seeks Partners to Help Support Team Alberta Submitted by Ashley Miller The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is pleased to announce that it will be helping to support a team of athletes to compete in the 2015 Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC). This year, the CIEC will be hosted by Equine Canada at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON, September 25-27, 2015.


he CIEC is a collaborative event between the national and provincial/territorial sport organizations governing equestrian competition. It is a multi-discipline event represented by the disciplines of show jumping, dressage and reining, and it is a key event in the development of the next generation of national, international and world champions. Although one of the outcomes of the competition is the early development of the next generation of equestrian champions, this is not the ultimate goal. The overall aim of the CIEC is to promote a life-long interest in horses and equestrian activity in both English and Western riding. It’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase our Albertans -- riders, coaches and trainers! This is the fifth year of the CIEC and we are thrilled that Equine Canada has offered to help host the competition. Junior and senior athletes from Alberta will be represented at these championships. The AEF has budgeted some funding to assist the team with travel costs, accommodation, entry fees, stall fees, team clothing, etc. Furthermore, Capri Insurance has generously offered to help sponsor Team Alberta. As this com-

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petition is in Ottawa, there are significant costs in sending a team, but also significant opportunities for high visibility at this unique national event and an opportunity to support this level of competition for our junior and senior athletes. The AEF is a non-profit organization with a membership of over 17,500 individuals and 150 businesses and clubs. The AEF is recognized by the Government of Alberta as the voice of the Alberta equine community. A sponsorship package can be found online at https://www.albertaequestrian.com/ canadian-interprovincial-equestrian-championships/ or obtained by contacting marketing@albertaequestrian.com. The AEF is also looking for donations for team Alberta apparel. Items include saddle pads (12), duffle bags (15), hats (15-20), and embroidery. Please complete the donation section on the sponsorship package. For more information about opportunities for sponsor partnerships, please contact Ashley Miller, AEF Marketing and Communications Coordinator, via email at marketing@albertaequestrian.com, or call 403-253-4411 ext. 6, or 1-877-463-6233. For more information about the CIEC, visit www.cec-en.ca. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Another Successful Courage Canada Trail Ride By Curtis Anderson, Photos courtesy of Sandy Green


he 11th Annual Courage Canada Trail Ride to support brain injury awareness was held on May 30 in the Minburn AB area. We had a successful event again this year with 75 horseback riders, 12 driving teams, 74 riders on the wagons, and 300 at supper following the ride. We raised $10,000 in the Live Auction to support brain injury survivors, their families, and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team. Another $3000 was raised in the Silent Auction and this was donated to the Make A Wish Foun-

Centre for Brain Injury in Ponoka. As well, some of the money helps families with travel costs for visits and the purchase of therapy equipment. We support L.A.B.I.S (Lloydminster and Area Brain Injury Society), FOCUS in Vermilion, VALID in Vegreville and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team. This event has raised more than $122,000 since its beginning. The Courage Canada Trail Ride is held the last Saturday in May every year in the Minburn/Innisfree AB area. Donations for the cause can be made any time of the year at ATB Financial or CIBC bank locations in Alberta in the name of the Curtis N. Anderson Trust Fund. For more information visit www.caccanada.com.

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Lunch time rest dation. Our Emcee for the evening was AJ Keller from 790 CFCW Radio; and The Genuine Cowgirls and Rai &Randy Smith provided live music for the dance. My family and I started the ride in 2004 to support brain injury awareness and to give brain injury survivors a chance to be around the horses and to visit with other survivors. The proceeds from the trail ride support the Halvar Jonson

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“Tummy Love” and Horsemanship By Christa Miremadi, Photo by Zahra Miremadi Over the years of helping people develop better relationships with their horses I’ve seen a lot of good intentions that caused less than desirable results. One particular phenomenon has come up over and over again, particularly with people wanting nothing more than to create a deep, loving connection with their horses.


hese poor, unsuspecting, compassionate individuals unwittingly fall into a destructive pattern and actually wind up damaging or even destroying the relationship that they’re trying so hard to create. Not only that but through inappropriatelytimed (or just plain inappropriate) “rewards” or “gift giving” they can even, accidentally, create an interaction that can fool them into believing its “love.” It’s easy to see how this relationship can be accidentally misinterpreted. After all, who wouldn’t feel warm and fuzzy when their horse to calls to them and comes running? Who wouldn’t enjoy having a horse that reaches out and practically begs you to put their halter on? And who wouldn’t want to believe that it’s all about the relationship and not about the carrots in a pocket or the bucket of grain they know is waiting for them in the barn? It seems to be a fairly common theme for people to give treats to their horses. It seems to be even more common amongst people who may be (consciously or uncon-

sciously) feeling stuck in their horsemanship and trying to compensate for a lack of leadership with gifts but even people whose horsemanship was doing just fine can easily fall into this pattern! Some people may just want to share something with their horse that they know their horse will enjoy. Who doesn’t love to see their horse eagerly nicker to them as they bring them their favourite snack? This is a perfectly natural and human thing to do. I love to share tasty treats with my horses from time to time as well! After all, sharing gifts with those we love is something that we humans do all the time. Rewards and gift giving is how we show someone we care about that we’ve been thinking of them, that we appreciate what they’ve done for us or that we value their friendship. However, valuable offerings can also be an exchanged for services or products and if we’re not careful our gifts can become expected or even required methods of payment for their services rather than the reward or gift that they were intended to be. It doesn’t take long before those special

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gifts, meant to express how you feel about your horse can begin to become mandatory in maintaining “appropriate” behaviour. This can quickly develop an imbalanced dynamic in the relationship that can spiral out of control. It’s also easy to create the image of a “connection” that’s only skin deep. One that gives you a false sense of closeness and often actually replaces the opportunity to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship based on a far more solid foundation of boundaries, mutual respect and compassion. I’ve watched this pattern unfold over and over and it can be just as difficult to break the cycle for the human as it is for the horse (if not even more difficult!) but the distracting effects of the “daily payments” are undeniable and often create a nervous, spooky or pushy horse who’s desperate for solid, reliable guidance. How we should be caring for our horses and how we care for our children can actually be quite similar. As a parent, we’re responsible for the mental and physical wellbeing of our kids. We’re in charge of helping to make lifestyle choices and teaching them responsibility. We’re also in charge of nutrition, physical fitness and providing them with healthy recreational activities. It is our responsibility as the caregiver to help develop our children into healthy, well-balanced and positively contributing members of society and it’s no different with our horses. I believe this is done through boundaries, mutual respect and compassion. For example, at my home, our kids are given love, attention, direction, guidance, support, encouragement and nutritious, balanced meals. New toys, special treats and gifts are not a daily occurrence. They’re reserved for special occasions like especially good report cards, special notice of good behaviour, birthdays or as a celebration of accomplishments. We don’t provide chocolate bars, cheeseburgers or cotton candy for going to classes or as prizes for cleaning their rooms. Not only are these activities our HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

“Tummy Love”... cont’d mental or physical wellbeing in order to satisfy that part of myself that loves to watch my horse receive and enjoy gifts. Although I too find a great deal of satisfaction in hearing my horses call when they see me coming and their willingness to go to work each day, it’s even more rewarding to know that I can enjoy these things, not because they get a bowl full of carrots but rather because they feel safe and secure when we’re together. There is nothing wrong with providing a treat now and then to express how we feel about our horses, however, it’s important to remember that the best way to show our love and affection to our horses and the best way to fulfill our responsibilities as their caregivers, is to provide them with the boundaries, mutual respect and compassion that will keep them healthy and safe: mind, body and soul.

children’s basic responsibilities (and do not require payment) but chocolate bars, cheeseburgers and cotton candy are not even good for them and don’t contribute to the healthy lifestyle we are trying to teach and encourage. When it comes to our horses I believe it’s important that we become clear on which activities are our horse’s basic responsibilities and should not require payment. For each of us this may be different but for me, to name a few: allowing themselves to be haltered, standing patiently while tied, respecting space, moving over when asked, being responsive and available during a ride and following directions (both on the ground and under saddle) are all activities which should not require any sort of reward or payment. These are activities that are all part of being a contributing member of our horse/human team and are in my opinion, basic responsibilities. My guidance, encouragement and directions help to support this. I show love to my horses through providing them with the exercise they need, the space they require, the balanced diet that will keep them healthy and strong and the boundaries and discipline that will keep them safe. If I’m especially happy with them or feel so inspired I’ll share a carrot or an apple with them but I must be cautious not to do this so often that it’s no longer special. I must also be careful not to forfeit the healthy balance of my horse’s

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Racing at Hastings By Darren MacDonald, General Manager, Hastings Racecourse, Director, BC Racing


omething very special has been happening at Hastings Racecourse over the past month-and-a-half. Right from the outset, when the 2015 Thoroughbred season opened on the April 25-26 weekend, fans have been coming out in huge numbers and I am pleased to note that it’s a younger demographic contributing to the increase. This was so evident on Saturday, June 6 when the great three-year-old colt American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza made racing history by winning the Belmont Stakes in New York, becoming the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978. An estimated Hastings crowd of 10,000 watched the dramatic moment from Belmont Park unfold on our giant 40-foot jumbo screen and stood standing as one for almost five minutes as they shared in the victory celebration. The ovation was so thunderous it could be heard throughout the PNE grounds in the east end of Vancouver. Many of the patrons that day arrived at Hastings dressed in their finest Coronado’s Quest - Gottcha Last Kentucky Derby-style attire. The ladies wore fascinators and party dresses, escorted by fashion-conscious men in fedoras, bow ties and sports jackets. It was Multiple Graded SW of $933,570 (108 Beyer) Continuously ranked in the top 15 in Canada and top 3 in a reminder that Hastings Racecourse has become one of Vancouver’s most deB.C. Sire list; fifth in Canada for 2-year-olds this year! sirable entertainment destinations in the marketplace. In recent years we have witnessed the same scene on BC Cup Day and BC Oaks and Derby Day when Hastings hosts its richest stakes programs on the We will be offering the first Canadian born weanling by Gottcha Gold racing calendar. This year BC Cup is on the Monday, August 3 Civic Holiday and a broodmare in foal to Gottcha Gold while Derby Day falls on Sunday, September 13. Special start times for both will on a A++ nick at this year’s be 12:50 p.m. CTHS Mixed Sale, No doubt the weather has been spectacular through our opening 14 days September 9, 2015. of racing this year and we can only hope it continues throughout the summer. See you there! But the weather aside, I like to think the whole package we offer at Hastings has resulted in the positive fan reaction we have experienced early into this season. Thank you to all the Our entire staff takes great pride in presenting an exciting and enjoyable breeders that product, both at track level and throughout the facility. When we say “Come supported us in out and enjoy a fun day at the races,” we mean just that. While patrons must be 2014/15 with over 50 mares bred. 19 years and over to wager, Hastings Racecourse also offers fun for the entire family with ever-changing food outlets, live music and opportunities for the kids to get ‘up close and personal’ with the horses as they cheer from the rail at the tarmac level. Hastings Racecourse is also a great meeting place for the corporate sector with various patio locations and our special Sky Box available for private gatherings. We are geared for an outstanding season Steen and Cathy Reggelsen and welcome 250-546-2476 or cell 250-306-7792 everyone to be part www.strideawayacres.com of it. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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The Allure of Racing and the BC-bred Thoroughbred By Mary-Margaret Bentley, Photos courtesy of Patti Tubbs and Lisa M Thompson


t’s summer and Thoroughbred breeders across British Columbia are preparing their yearlings for this year’s annual CTHS Yearling & Mixed Sale, held once again at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park on September 9th, 2015. The Sale format is an auction and this year’s catalogue has an impressive list of entries. Yearlings can be viewed prior to the Sale and during the yearling parade on September 8th, also at Thunderbird. Over the years, many successful BC-bred racehorses have been purchased from this Sale. Outstanding recent graduates include 2012 BC Horse of the Year, Taylor Said, who

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was purchased in 2009 for $10,000 and has gone on to win over $260,000; and BC’s 2013 Champion Older Horse, Champion Sprinter,

Taylor Said and Horse of the Year, Herbie D, has won over $330,000. Spaghetti Mouse, a perennial

favourite during his 9 years of racing at Hastings, won over $900,000, the record for a BCbred, during his career. There was also 2009 Canadian Derby winner Tommy Danzig, 2002 BC Derby winner Cruising Kat, and far too many other stakes winners to list here. To learn more about this year’s Sale, please visit www.cthsbc.org Besides the quality of BC-bred horses, there are significant incentives available to them. In addition to a strong BC-bred stakes program, owners of a BC-bred that finishes 1st through 5th in any race at the Vancouver track earn a 25% bonus on the purse. As they say, it pays to own a BC-bred! A highlight of the season is the BC Cup races held on BC Day, always the first Mon-

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The Allure of Racing... cont’d day in August. BC Cup is a selection of highly-anticipated and highly- it allows people to buy a membership in the Club for a mere $250.00 coveted stakes races, broken out by gender, age and distance. This per annum. This membership fee covers all costs associated with the training, care and racing of 2 racehorses at Hastings year BC Cup Day is Monday August 4th and there Racecourse and provides many ‘owner’ benefits, are 4 stakes races exclusive to BC-breds. On August such as backstretch parking, exclusive grandstand 21, there are 2 more BC-bred stakes races, and on seating and escorted backstretch access. Up to 200 September 7th there is the traditional CTHS Sales memberships are being Stakes series of 4 races offered exclusively to CTHS sold, on a first come, first Sale graduates. Just those races alone amount to a served basis. whopping $540,000 in purse money that is up for The Hastings Racing grabs! Club has generated For those interested in getting a bit more inmuch excitement, on volved in horse racing, or maybe racehorse ownerboth sides of the border, and drawn acship, but are not sure of when or how to start, an excolades from the Canadian Jockey Club. It provides a citing new initiative was launched this year through Herbie D low cost, low risk way to try racehorse ownership and the collaboration of 4 various BC Thoroughbred interests – the CTHS, the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Associa- to enjoy a unique and exciting opportunity. For more information on the Hastings Racing Club, please visit tion of BC, the BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, and Hastings Racecourse. This program is the Hastings Racing Club and hastingsracecourse.com or derbybarandgrill.com.

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Be Part of the Alberta Spirit!

By Lindsay Ward, Photos courtesy of Ryan Haynes, Coady Photo



ind your next racing star at the 2015 Alberta Thoroughbred Sale on ately most recently won the 2014 Chariot Chaser Handicap. This four year September 20th! The 2015 Horse Racing Alberta Breed Improve- old filly has earnings to date of over $110,000 and has placed an impressive ment Program offers a total of $1,316,613 in bonus funds to be dis- first or second in seven of her eight career starts. Stakes winner and sale graduate CLEVER SPEED by Lost Canyon tributed among Alberta-bred thoroughbred owners. won the 2014 Three and Four Year Old Many Alberta Thoroughbred Sales Stakes. His earnings are now over owners, breeders and trainers have $85,000. found racing success with a CTHS Al Multiple Stakes Winner and 2014 berta Sales graduate. Champion Two Year Old CAPITALISM won every stakes race he entered last Some recent successful grads inseason including the Canadian Juvenclude… ile Stakes, the Birdcatcher Stakes and Multiple stakes winner and sales the Two Year Old Sales Stakes. The Algraduate TELL ME LIES by the Alberta berta stallion Cape Canaveral sired this stallion Captain Bodgit won the 2014 sale graduate who finished out his first Three and Four Year Old Sales Stakes season with earnings of over $80,000. and was the Champion Three Year Old The 2013 sales graduates CENTREFilly for 2013. Tell Me Lies has career FIRE, GINGER SMASH and SHANALI also earnings at this point in time of over LEGEND FORTYNINE The 34th Running of the Alberta Premier’s Futurity, September 21, 2013 found success running as two year olds $270,000. last season. Centrefire won the Alberta Sales graduate and Champion Two Year Old Colt LEGEND FORTYNINE by the Alberta stallion Gold Legend Premier’s Futurity and earned over $40,000. GINGER SMASH by Alberta is also a multiple stakes winner who most recently added the 2014 Ky Alta stallion Cape Canaveral also earned over $40,000 with a victory in the SturHandicap to his accomplishments. The career earnings for the four year geon River Stakes. SHANALI by Alberta stallion Alydeed won the Two Year Old Filly Sales Stakes and earned over $48,000. All three runners were purold are now over $140,000. The sales graduate HONEY CANDY by the Alberta stallion Desper- chased through the CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale.

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Alberta Spirit!... cont’d Yearlings purchased through the CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale are also eligible for the exciting CTHS Sales Stakes series for Two, Three and Four Year Olds. Beginning in 2015, any Canadian Bred yearling that passed through the CTHS Alberta sale, the CTHS BC sale or the CTHS Manitoba sale in 2015 will be eligible for the restricted Sales Stakes in any of the provinces. The 2015 Sales Stakes for Three and Four Year Olds takes place at Northlands on July 1 while the Sales Stakes for Two Year Olds will happen on August 8. Sale grads from 2014 are also eligible to run in the Manitoba Sales Stake which takes place on August 22 at Assiniboia Downs. Thoroughbred racing in Alberta promises to be even more thrilling as Century Downs becomes a reality for Thoroughbred owners, breeders, trainers and fans in Southern Alberta. This brand new A Track is located in Balzac just outside Calgary and will host Thoroughbred flat racing beginning in 2016.

CLEVER SPEED The 5th Running of Three & Four Year Old Sales Stakes, July 1, 2014

Setting a New Pace for the Standardbred


n 1990 Spruce Meadows introduced the Battle of the Breeds competition, and soon after Performance Standardbreds became a reality. The team members were united in their conception of forming an association that catered to the off-the-track Standardbred owner.

One of our members Holly Howard with her longtime partner Bare Essentials (Bart) who competed for several years on our team for the Battle of the Breeds at Spruce Meadows. At the time, the governing bodies of both provincial and Canada wide Standardbred associations were primarily focused on racing and breeding with no activities or promotion to support those who owned Standardbreds for other purposes. With close connections to the racing industry, including several owners who knew the value of their horses outside of racing, support for the association grew. The Alberta Standardbred Horse Association was the first provincial body to recognize and partially fund the efforts of Performance Standardbreds in both promotion and developing a placement program. In later years, we also garnered the support of Horse Racing Alberta. We are proud and fortunate to have maintained our relationships as we unite in promoting the breed. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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In celebrating our 25th anniversary this year we can look back proudly of the accomplishments the group has achieved. Participating in the Battle of the Breeds for 16 consecutive years with a 3rd place finish overall in a field of 15 breeds competing in nine events was definitely a highlight! Promotion at events such as the Stampede and the Mane Event (Red Deer) and several smaller venues and parades has helped to spread the word that the Standardbred is indeed a versatile horse. In support of members and those new to ownership, we offer clinics in various disciplines and training methods, including training tips and valuable techniques unique to the Standardbred, tattoo ID and records information, host shows, hold events for both fundraising and socializing, and participate in events held in conjunction with the racetracks and breed association. We also assist those in search of or re-homing a horse as part of our Placement Program objectives. We welcome you to discover and share the best-kept secret by visiting our website and face book pages!


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WTBOA Summer Thoroughbred Yearling & Mixed Sale Preview By M. Anne Sweet


s of June 5th, 106 yearlings, sired by 52 different stallions, are featured in this summer’s Washington Thoroughbred Breeders & Owners Association (WTBOA) Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale, which is held annually at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. As it has for the past two years, the sale will be held two days after the always exciting Longacres Mile (G3), the showpiece of the Evergreen State’s racing industry. Washington champion and Grade 2 stakes winner ‘Atta Boy Roy’ leads the charge in numbers of yearlings offered, with 13 members of the $602,276 earner’s first crop. Included in that stellar initial offering of eight colts and five fillies are yearlings out of 2011 Washington broodmare of the year ‘Peaceful Wings’ (thereby a half-brother to champion ‘Jebrica’ and three other stakes winners), stakes winners ‘Melba Jewel’ and ‘Silver Screen Girl’ and a half-sibling to 2014 Washington champion juvenile ‘Trackattacker’. Perennial leading Pacific Northwest sire ‘Harbor the Gold’ is next up with 11 yearlings, led by a colt out of Washington champion and multiple stakes producer ‘Youcan’ttakeme’; a filly out of Washington champion ‘Infernal McGoon’ (thereby a half-sister to state champion ‘Talk to My Lawyer’); and a half-sister to Washington champion ‘Spanish Highway’. The now Oregon-based 1996 Kentucky Derby (G1) victor ‘Grindstone’, whose oldest Pacific Northwest-sired foals are now four, is represented by eight yearlings, including a filly out of a young ‘Elusive Quality’ mare, who is out of a Grade 3 stakes winner and is a half-sister to two stakes winners, including Grade 3 winner ‘Untouched Talent’, the dam of Grade 1 stakes winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1) runner-up ‘Bodemeister’. Other stallions with multiple entries include ‘Abraaj’ (eight); second year stallion ‘Coast Guard’ (four); ‘Kodiak Kowboy’, ‘Parker’s Storm Cat’, third crop sire ‘Sixthirteen’ and ‘Tiz Wonderful’ are represented by three; and first crop stallion ‘Dialed In’ (Florida Derby-G1), ‘Forestry’, ‘He’s Tops’, ‘Kafwain’, ‘Mizzen Mast’, ‘Nationhood’, ‘Stormin Fever’ and second year stallion ‘Tizway’ each have two yearlings in the sale. Two yearlings sure to gather interest are by ‘Munnings’ (Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship [G2]) and Arkansas Derby (G1) winner ‘Line of David’, who rank second and fourth on the 2015 second crop (three-yearolds) sire list as of June 4. Among the additional young sires represented at the sale, ‘Colonel John’, ‘Zensational’ and ‘Kodiak Kowboy’, rank second, fifth and sixth on the third crop sire list through the first five months of 2015. A Little Dam Talk Among the other stakes winners under the first dams (or dams themselves) are: Washington champions ‘Clair Annette’, ‘Firetrail’, ‘Jebrica’, ‘Knight Raider’ and ‘Youcan’ttakeme’; Oregon champion ‘Silver Patrona’; ‘Briecat’ (G2), ‘Barbara O’Brien’ (G3), ‘Summer Hit’ (G3), ‘Alpine Lass’, ‘Ashby Hill’, ‘Black Silver’, ‘Bunker Hill’, ‘Century Union’, ‘Chancy Chancy’, ‘Company B’, ‘Cougarstown’, ‘Dallon’s Gold’, ‘Emancipated’, ‘Hard Way Ten’, ‘I Got Silver’, ‘Icicle Angel’, ‘Irene’s Bonus Baby’, ‘Giacomina’, ‘Jade Green’, ‘Lasting Kiss’, ‘Mebossman’, ‘Meese Rocks’, ‘Miss Pixie’, ‘Outright Buck’, ‘Peaceful 20 • Saddle Up • July 2015

Reign’, ‘Pink Candy’, ‘Pippa Bou Peep’, ‘Rewritten’, ‘Special Holiday’, ‘Starbird Road’, ‘Super Dixie’, ‘Sweet Saga’ and ‘Two to Get Ready’. In a late-breaking catalog addition, unbeaten 2015 Emerald Downs stakes-winning three-year-old ‘Fooled Again’ has a half-brother which should also bring attention. Among the horses in the mixed session are mares bred to ‘Atta Boy Roy’, ‘Lakerville’, ‘Nationhood’ and ‘Primal Instinct’; a weanling colt by ‘Nationhood’; and two juvenile fillies in training, both sired by ‘Grindstone’. Paddock Session Horses and shares may still be entered in the Paddock Session for the August sale. The deadline for entry is August 4. Catalog pages for the Paddock Session will be available online and at the sale. The entry form is available on our website or by contacting the WTBOA at the numbers listed below. Catalog pages will be online at wtboa.com early in July and available in print form in mid-July. For more information or a catalog, please call 253288-7878 or e-mail maindesk@wtboa.com.


Summer Yearling & Mixed Sale Tuesday, August 18

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Horse Racing is Alive and Well in Osoyoos BC!


wo years ago Desert Park in sunny Southern BC reopened the racetrack for the first time in two decades. It was a great success and people absolutely loved the location, the scenic trip and the Okanagan Lakes with all its 150 wineries and vineyards. “Our problem was we didn’t advertise much, and the grandstands were off limits,” says director Pete Hormes. “So many people wished they knew when we had the races so they could plan a holiday trip, but they didn’t find out in time.”  The hills west of Osoyoos are perfect for riding and horse vacations, complete with nice barns and RV sites. This spring we had over 100 racehorses in training and there is room for more. So this year, the people in Osoyoos have been busy fixing up the large shaded grandstands and telling everybody they can that we have two race dates planned for August 8 and 22nd. Both dates

are Saturdays (dark days at Hastings), so we are hoping to attract quality horses from everywhere. This year we plan to have 5 Thoroughbred races and a big AQHA  Quarter Horse race for each race date. Purses are increased again and there will be pari-mutual betting and a beer garden – we invite the locals, our neighbouring communities, and tourists to come out and spend a day at the races! “With the grandstands open and increased attendance, we can now offer more events than ever,” says Pete Hormes.  “We have been getting calls from barrel racers, eventers, dog and car show people and other festival organizers. All are welcome. This facility is so large and well-suited for so many events … bring your ideas and plans …  we would love for you to participate with us.” For more information visit www.desertpark.net.

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By Nicole Ehlert

On June 6th, 2015 we held our 2014 Awards Banquet at the Rocky Mountain Turf Club. We were treated to a wonderful supper and gave out some beautiful awards! On September 6th, 2015 we will be hosting our first annual “Sport of Speed” Yearling Sale at the Lethbridge Exhibition grounds starting at 7:00 p.m. Not only will these 2014 Sale Yearlings be eligible for the Canada Cup Futurity in 2016 at a discounted rate, but they will also be eligible for an exclusive race to sale yearlings only, which will be held for the first time in 2016, with a guaranteed $30,000 added! We will also be consigning older horses to the sale, and hosting a stallion service auction. Please visit our website at www. aqhra.ca for race information, upSome of our 2014 Awards Banquet Winners coming events, and classifieds!

he 2015 racing season has begun in Alberta and we are excited to see what the remainder of the year has in store for us! With races every weekend, we have been blessed with beautiful weather and a great crowd in the stands cheering on our horses. Some of our major stakes races this season include: Alberta Bred Futurity (RG3): Sunday June 21st - $50,000 added Alberta Stallion Stakes Futurity: Wednesday July 29th - $45,000 added Canada Quarter Horse Cup Futurity: Sunday September 27th - $40,000 added Alberta Bred Derby: Wednesday June 24th $25,000 added Alberta Stallion Stakes Derby: Wednesday July 29th - $21,000 added Canada Quarter Horse Cup Derby: Sunday September 27th - $15,000 added









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Racetrack Programs Recognized at the Int’l Level

By Sarai Danby


or nearly a century, Olds College has been the premier place for to accept the recent invitation to ride in Poland! Corinne drew a nine quality equine instruction. There are two well recognized edu- year old grey gelding, and received riding instructions through a transcational programs at Olds College that produce skilled, qualified lator during the 2,000 meter long race. The owner and trainer were employees to fill the open employment positions within the horse ra- very pleased with the effort, and Corinne was a stellar representative cing community. The Exercise Rider/Jockey (ERJ) and Groom Training for Canada. Do you have a love for horses? Interested in International travel? Certificate programs at Olds College provide students with an introduc- tion to the exciting world of horse racing, and the tools to successfully Apply for the Exercise Rider or Groom Program today! start a career in the industry. These programs are one of a kind in North America, and are instructed by supportive, experienced horse racing professionals. The proven success of these programs is due in part to the long-standing partnership and cooperation between Olds College and Horse Racing Alberta. The program now attracts students from all over Canada. Program coordinator and instructor Theresa Sealy says, “Word has spread that these programs are the place to go to for a certificate program that leads directly to employment doing what you love!” Graduates have the skills and opportunity to work anywhere in the world, and some do. There are currently graduates working If a career with horses in an exciting, fast paced and high profile industry sounds all across Canada and the Southern States.  appealing, then our RACE TRACK PROGRAMS are for you! Some of the most successful graduates of 15 week Programs, with on-site practicums. the Exercise Rider program include Omar Moreno, Scott Williams, Jennifer Reid, and Sheena Ryan. Collectively these graduates have been nominated for and won several top apprentice jockey awards including multiple Sovereign Awards, the Watch our Graduates at the NEW North-Calgary Eclipse Award, and top apprentice jockey in North America.  Moreno is a regular rider at Woodbine Racetrack and has lifetime earnings of over $15 million. In November 2014, the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) was developed with financial support from Sheikh Mansoor. Theresa Sealy represents Canada and sits on the Academic Committee which provides direction regarding best practices and academic requirements for apprentice jockey schools all over the world. The IFRHRA recently unveiled an innovative and exciting Racing Scholarship Fund in the amount of US $100,000 to benefit up to twenty graduates of IFHRA schools; recipients will receive all expenses paid for two months in their chosen host country, receiving daily training and mentorship from top professionals in the industry. Race into your future with these certificate programs! The HH Sheikh Mansoor Festival hosts a series of international races specifically for amateur and professional women jockeys and apprentice jockeys of racing Academies. For the apprentice FOR MORE INFORMATION: jockeys, this is an opportunity to showcase their CALL 1.800.661.6537 riding skills and network with trainers, owners and EMAIL tsealy@oldscollege.ca racing industry officials from around the world. With 300 rides and 36 wins to date, Canadian and VISIT www.oldscollege.ca/ce Olds College ERJ Grad Corinne Andros was thrilled

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Harness your horse passion with a race horse that you can enjoy and own with friends and family and it may actually make you money! The Standardbreds of today can have a racing career that spans many years and are lovely, hard-working horses. Hands on horseperson? Maybe you even want to learn to train and drive your horse yourself? We do that in Harness Racing – it’s known as The Sport of the People. And it’s surprisingly affordable as a horse sport compared to other horse disciplines. Harness Racing is very social, lots of camaraderie and you can bet on your horse. It’s exciting to hear and see other people cheering your horse down the homestretch! Imagine standing in the Winner’s Circle at Fraser Downs in Cloverdale, covering your horse with a Championship Blanket. Harness racing athletes compete for $4 Million per year in purses in Cloverdale. Plus there are breed and foal incentives and BC Bred bonuses.

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“Harness the Passion” with a Standardbred in BC


etting into the Harness Racing sport is an exciting venture for horse enthusiasts. The Standardbreds of today are not the little jugheads of decades ago – come out to the races at Fraser Downs and see for yourself. These horses are smart, hardworking, exhibit great conformation and extended movements. Whether you enter the industry as an individual, a family, group of friends or co-workers buying into a horse, for as little as $3,000 you can buy a horse ready to race. Standardbred horsemen are cost conscious, professional and respect their horses. Many have been in the sport for generations and families make their living from their horses. Historically, racetracks in BC are the foundation of provincial gaming funding. The funds that so many community groups and organizations receive today in BC via the Community Gaming Grants exist because of the race horses. Not many people are aware of this – the harness horses are the horses that give back to the community, contribute hugely to economic viability locally, provincially and nationally in Canada. This is a horse industry that deserves to grow and flourish, and we invite you to seriously take a look at getting involved with the

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Harness Racing discipline. Our sport is closely regulated by GPEB – the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch. Our drivers and trainers must meet high standards via membership in Standardbred Canada and Harness Racing BC. And because of gaming involved in our sport, the horses are tested and compete on a level playing field. Owners can invest with confidence in our sport, and it’s more than just a race, it’s a way of life! Breeding is Our Business and you’re invited to attend Harness Racing BC’s Yearling & Mixed Sale at the Showbarn on the Cloverdale Fairgrounds November 28th, 2015 from 6-9 pm. We have a great crop of foals this year and Standardbreds are an investment that can pay off. At least 20 Yearlings will be in the sale with quality bloodlines and athleticism. For further information please contact us at info@harnessracingbc.com or phone 604-574-5558 ext 3.



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Herd Talk By Nancy Taylor My interest in personal growth led me to the Herd Talk Workshop at Falling Star Ranch in early May. I haven’t been around horses for over fifty years, yet I am drawn to the idea that a connection with horses can enhance self-awareness, as well as an awareness of others.


he workshop began with exploring our intentions for the two days, diaphragmatic breathing and Chi Gong exercises. Birgit Stutz and Kathryn Kincannon shared some of their knowledge of equine communication and behaviour. I began to understand that horses do not think like people; horses have unique personalities and so do people. These differences were evident when Birgit brought five horses into the arena. After she removed their halters, we quietly observed the herd. Birgit carefully watched the horses’ movements and ways of interacting to interpret their relationships. It seemed like every subtle nuance had meaning. At first, I didn’t grasp the degree to which the synchrony between a horse’s body language and mine could affect my ability to create a positive connection. But once I started leading one of them, it became obvious. With Kathryn’s and Birgit’s coaching, I became more relaxed and so did my horse. I spent the afternoon of the first day leading one of five horses, in turn, around the arena, remembering to exhale, being aware of the bend in my body and the horse’s body and maintaining the boundary between the horse and me. All the while, I tried to maintain my body alignment and keep calm contact through the line. When it felt right, I had to ask myself

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Herd Talk... cont’d guage skills that Birgit shares with workshop participants, the potential to really come to know the horse is possible. With horses, as with humans, a respectful relationship is built through trust, consistency, healthy boundaries and - how else can I say it - “good vibes.” My growing comfort level with the horses was enhanced by an introduction to “catching” a horse (or was it letting the horse catch me?) Alberta, a mare in heat, didn’t want to be caught, and chose to hide behind her favourite gelding. One participant after the other proceeded to approach the mare with correct body language, send-

ing the appropriate energy to the appropriate body part on the horse with just the right amount of energy, until the mare finally accepted the human’s leadership. With Birgit’s help, I was the last to put the halter on her. Alberta was cooperative for me in comparison to the first time the halter went on her. Grooming was another way I gained trust in the horse, especially when brushing his legs. We did some long lining and I was so impressed that a gentle squeeze on the lines could tell the horse to straighten his body. Now I wonder about the impact of the message we give through our hands when we dress a baby or wash a young child’s face. The two-day Herd Talk Workshop last week was the tip of the iceberg in terms of knowing horses and, through them, knowing ourselves and others better. I am grateful for women like Birgit who follow their dreams and then go on to share their knowledge, skills and passion with others in the community. Falling Star Ranch is another great asset in the Dunster Community and the Robson Valley. (See Birgit Stutz’s listing in our Business Services section under “Trainers.”)



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Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan


guess when you leave home for three weeks you have to expect that you’ll be overrun with work when you return! Well that’s definitely the case here... but it was worth it. We’ve been back for a month now and we’re just starting to feel like we’re getting caught up. I’ve included some of our photos this month just to prove we were actually there -- even for us, it’s hard to believe! Back here in Canada, we’re about to celebrate a birthday as this issue comes out -- Canada’s birthday. On July 1, we will be at the big annual Canada Day Celebration at 108 Mile. I’ll be the MC for the day and will be introducing some terrific entertainers including Leslie

Pisa, home of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is where the pictured horse and carriage were. Ross, Jason Ruscheinsky, the Hanson Family Singers, Mack’s Station, Jared Hancock, Ed Wahl, a Polynesian dance group, hopefully a blue grass band, and possibly the Canim Lake Band. Hard to beat a day of entertainment like that. For more information, phone Ingrid Meyer at 250-791-5663.

The first Watch Lake/ Green Lake Gymkhana of the year will be held on July 11. The second one will be held on August 8. These are always a favourite as the grounds are one of the oldest, and nicest, gymkhana grounds in Canada! There’ll be a concession on site as well as a beer We saw many horses and carriages in Italy - in Rome, Pisa and garden and the Florence; all appeared well-looked after. day will feature the regular gym On the weekend of July 25-27, there’ll khana events. For more information, phone be a dressage clinic at Skookumhorse Watch Lake Lodge at 250-456-7741. Ranch, in Clinton. These clinics are geared The following weekend, Huber Farm in toward an all-around approach to riding and 70 Mile House will host the annual Cariboo training horses. Catherine teaches horsemanTrails CDE and Driving Clinic - that’s on ship exercises on the ground, in-hand work, July 17-19. It’s a great location for a combined lungeing, and riding with lightness after the driving event and the Hubers always do a su- principles of Philippe Karl and French classical perb job of setting things up. On Friday and dressage. This year, Steph Maurice is doing Saturday, there’ll be a cone course and a dres- a group gymnastic session to improve body sage course; the hazard course will take place coordination and balance off the horse for on Sunday. For more information, phone Ken everybody as well as individual sessions for Huber at 250-456-6050 or email huberx3@ you and your horse if you are interested. She telus.net. is a licensed physiotherapist from Germany as 100 Mile House is celebrating its 50th well as a horse osteopath. For information and birthday this year and I’m happy to announce booking, contact Catherine at 250-459-7772 or that they have asked me to put together an skookumhorse@gmail.com. Outdoor Cowboy Concert as one of the feature The annual Cariboo Plateau CTR is comevening events. The celebrations take place ing up on August 8 at the Hills Health Ranch, from July 18-26 with something different in 108 Mile House, offering distance levels of going on each day/evening. The Cowboy 18.5 miles (level one) and 28.5 miles (level two). Concert will be in Centennial Park and is slated We are excited to provide the first combined for Monday, July 20, from 7 pm until 9 pm, or CTR and Endurance Ride (ER) this year. The ER later if the crowd wants more. The entertain- distance is 50 miles. Please visit the websites ment will feature Jason Ruscheinsky, Cowboy for further information and entry forms (www. Poet Bruce Rolph, Burnadette Ducharme, and bcctra.ca and/or www.erabc.com) or contact one more to be announced. Joanne at joanne_macaluso@bcit.ca.

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Last Month’s What’s This?

Everything was lush and green. This is in France where Morgane turned out Calyss. Wish we had this much grass in May. Coming Up Keep your eyes and ears open every month as Nancy has a hunter/jumper/riding clinic at Cordova Farm, in Clinton, with Mark Halliwell. Contact Nancy by email at snirt6@gmail.com for dates, times, cost, etc. Some more dates for your calendar are: July 24-26: Cariboo Turn ‘n’ Burn Barrel Racing, Outriders Arena, 100 Mile House August 8: Watch Lake/ Green Lake Gymkhana August 21-23: Dressage Clinic, Skookumhorse Ranch, Clinton August 23: Outriders Gymkhana at the Outriders Arena, 100 Mile House September 12-14: 100 Mile House Fall Fair September 18-20: Dressage Clinic, Skookumhorse Ranch, Clinton I guess French horses like to be scratched in the same places that Canadian horses do; waiting for the vet. If you have any Cariboo Chatter that you would like included please email Mark at msprings@bcinternet.net and put “Cariboo Chatter” in the subject line.

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The June issue’s item was from the Meadow Springs Museum. It was a pretty easy one so we asked what powers or fuels it as well. It is an iron, yes, and we had a few people guess that part. It works by adding coals from the wood-burning stove into the fire box... you can see the air draft at the back in the new photo. At press time, Walter Furlong of Sherwood Park, AB, had the right answer, as did our Facebook guessers… Ewa Lee and Kathy Tallen Stephen. The May issue was far too easy, but it let us know that you were all watching. It was indeed a 35 mm film container and the following readers had sent in their correct answers but not in time for the deadline: Ed Seifried, Sturgeon County, AB Chris Brown, Beaverlodge, AB Chris Jensen, Armstrong Ray and Carol Cody, Abbotsford (both agreed on the answer - doesn’t often happen)


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The correct answer will be printed in the next issue. What’s your guess? Post your guess on Saddle Up magazine’s Facebook page. The correct answers will be printed in the next issue and acknowledged on Facebook. This month’s item is in a photo we took in Italy. My guess on size would be that the centre round part is about 10 or 11 inches in diameter. This would have been a pretty common item in Italy. The black square is actually a sign saying what it is. Good luck! Post your guess on our Facebook page or email Mark at msprings@bcinternet. net and put “What’s This?” in the subject line. Send us your full name, city and province please. www.saddleup.ca • 29

Cowboy(girl) Poetry THE TRAIL TO RECOVERY By Luana Chamness

I wrote this poem for Curtis Anderson who was in a bull riding accident on the 26th of June, 2002 at the Ponoka Stampede in Alberta. He has been a huge inspiration to me. From him I have learned to “cowboy up and keep on keepin’ on.” This young cowboy was bull ridin’ livin’ his dream he had all along at the 2002 Ponoka Stampede when things began to go somewhat wrong.

Lo and Behold... TWINS! (Born May 20, 2015)


e were not aware that this mare was expecting twins, and had a big surprise that morning when we went out to do our morning mare check. We have a cattle/horse ranch south of Stony Plain, Alberta. Roy has been a member of the American Quarter Horse Association for 44 years. Raising quality registered Quarter Horses has been a life long passion and living. Never have we had twin foals both born alive, unassisted by us or a vet, and completely healthy. As twins are quite uncommon, I thought the pictures were worth sharing.  - Roy and Lorraine Frank, Stony Plain, Alberta

While ridin’ forward on the bull his head hit the bull’s head twice; and for this heroic cowboy it definitely was NOT paradise. But a true, courageous cowboy just ain’t nothin’ but cowboy tuff. Bull ridin’ came to an abrupt end when he was dealt this dang nasty stuff. He cowboy-upped thru recovery and a long trail for him indeed; but he kept up with keepin’ on and beat the odds to succeed. He has picked up the reins of life; down the trail he continues to ride; sharin’ and carin’ along the way and God is with him, right by his side. From this cowboy I have learned with everything you have, hold on; appreciate what’s here today cuz tomorrow it might be gone.


By Curtis Anderson A Cowboy is more than a hat and boots It starts in your heart Think of others Help others Respect others Respect yourself Having another level of Will and Try When you’re talking to someone you look them in the eye Whether you’re gathering one or two or the whole herd Where your handshake is your word Live it And Be Proud of it 2015 30 • Saddle Up • July 2015

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Top Dog! Walking in Harmony By Valerie Barry, KPA-CTP and Lisa Kerley, KPA-CTP There’s nothing more enjoyable than taking a walk with a well-mannered dog with good leash skills. It just feels like person and dog are in perfect harmony.


Walking in harmony.

t’s really distressing watching someone just “walking the dog” with neither party enjoying it - owners texting while their dogs drag them along; or dogs getting dragged along as distracted owners don’t notice their dogs stopping for a sniff or a pee. Problems often escalate when owners fail to observe their dogs staring at an oncoming dog; or when the dreaded “flexi-lead” is out full length and dogs or people get wrapped around each other. The longer we work with dogs, the more convinced we are that leash-walking skills are critically important. It goes beyond the need to have a dog that walks nicely on leash versus the dog who hauls you at full speed down the street. Leash walking really illustrates the relationship you have with your dog. It either helps develop a dog who is confident, responsive and easy to be with or one who is insecure, reactive and difficult to manage. The behaviour displayed during leashed walks often reflects behaviour you see in the home environment – insecurity, a lack of confidence, a lack of training and no real relationship. The resulting problems are what we are regularly called OOPS! upon to help with. Leash walking skills are one of the critical skills we recommend very early in our rehabilitation training plan. Developing this partnership helps build confidence and bolster the relationship you have (or desire to have) with your dog. Learning to “walk in harmony” may take a long time, based on the relationship you’ve built with your dog to date and the kind of training you have participated in so far. It’s well worth the effort, though, as good leash-walking skills translate into better behaviour in all aspects of your life with your dog. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Leash Walking Goals - These are the goals that we strive to achieve when we teach leash walking to our dogs and to our clients: 1. No tension on the leash. We want dogs to avoid tension altogether – not simply to respond when they feel tension on their leash. This skill requires that your dog focuses some of his thinking on your movements and your body language at all times. 2. Stay where I put you. If you put your dog on the left, that’s where she should stay until you change sides – no dodging in front or behind. Although people usually walk their dogs on the left, we teach our dogs to walk comfortably on both sides. We prefer to pass by pedestrian traffic with our dogs on the other side so there is no opportunity for inappropriate greetings – from either our dogs or passers-by (human or dog). Our dogs, therefore, learn to easily move from one side to the other at our direction. 3. No barking or lunging. If our dogs are uncomfortable with other dogs or with people and feel the need to react, then it’s important that the first training efforts are made in that direction. We spend a lot of time working on helping them feel better about and more tolerant of people and dogs. 4. Stop when I stop (move as I move). Again, we teach our dogs to become more aware of both our intent and body language. We want to be able to stop and have our dogs notice and stop, too, versus having to brace for a sudden tug on the leash. Dogs are masters of body language and we telegraph a lot of it when we stop, change direction, speed up or slow down. This is not a difficult thing for them to learn to do. 5. Respond when I ask. We need to know we can get our dogs’ attention when needed. If we call a dog’s name, we would like him to turn his head and acknowledge that he has heard us and is ready to listen. This is an especially important part of the leash walking skill because responding to his name indicates the dog is mentally still with us and working with us. If you have a dog who is worried about other dogs and potentially reactive, he is generally prone to staring at oncoming dogs. One dog staring at another is very rude and may be interpreted as a threatening gesture. Having your dog respond to his name by looking at you stops the No tension on the leash and stop when I stop.

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Send us a photo of your favourite pooch! Tell us the dog’s name, breed, and up to 50 words about him/her. We will print your first name (or initials) and your city/province. E-mail to nancyroman@saddleup.ca and put in subject line: TOP DOG OF THE MONTH. Photos will be printed on a first come first serve basis. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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Tails to be Told

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thought you might enjoy these photos of our ‘Riding Families’ at the Armstrong Fair. The first photo is of my mom, dad, and me (at 5 years old) – the Rendell Family in 1941. We showed every year until 1950 when my dad died. He was president of the IPE that year. The second photo is in 1978 – the Boyd Family (where “I” am now the mom!). Sandy and I met through our love of horses, and every few years we’d add another child to our ‘Riding Family’, until all seven of us showed together throughout the 1970s. Sandy and I still love riding, but now stick to trail riding, and moving cattle from field to field. We love your magazine!  - Sincerely, Molly Boyd, Vernon BC

(left to right) Rob on Nutmeg, Ian on Crystal, (Dad) Sandy on Red Baron, Susan on Charlie, Heather on Cricket, (Mom) Molly on Scherkasi, Sandra on Pixie.

We want you to look back, reflect, recollect, and share your photos and memories with us. This is not a contest - it is your moment to share with our readers anything from days gone by. The older the story (and photo), the more fascinating. Could be from 20 years ago, 50 years, or a story your grandfather shared with you. Send Saddle up one or two photos and your memoirs (up to 250 words maximum please). Memoirs will be printed as space allows each month. Please include your phone number and location for our files and verification if needed. We would like to print your name (or initials) and location with your submission. You are welcome to send one or more in the months ahead as well. This will be a regular monthly feature... So start looking through those photo albums and share your stories with us. Photos will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope. See page 4 for contact information.

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Tidbits 80th Anniversary Reunion for Chilliwack Riding Club! The Chilliwack Riding Club calls all past and present members for an 80th Anniversary Reunion on July 18th, 2015 at the old Riding Club Hall in Chilliwack! The club is one of the oldest continuously running horse clubs in BC, with the mission to promote fun and friendship through equine activities. The reunion will be from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., with memorabilia, slideshows, a picture booth, country dance and games for the littles ones. Fabulous food will be on hand to enjoy while you catch up with old friends. The club is calling for copies of any pictures with club activities or past members to add to the photo collection, or any other items you wish to pass along for the archive. CRC alumni can contact the current president, Sharon Peel at 604-8230283 for further information on how to join the fun. The riding club has also gone Canadian in its choice of a new website to celebrate our history of 80 years: www.chilliwackridingclub.ca.

July 13-17: 5 day Cowboy Dressage Camp, Kelowna BC Aug. 10-14: 5 day Refinement Camp Kelowna BC Aug. 21-23: Canadian National Andalusian & Lusitano Show and Fiesta, Olds AB (performing several Exhibitions in Fiesta) Sept. 12-13: Kelowna BC, Friday, 11th demo 7pm, TFC Center Sept. 19-20: Spruce View, AB, Friday 18th demo 7pm (Visit website for contact and more info/dates) Wonderful TFC Sales Horses suitable for Cowboy Dressage/Classical Dressage, Working Equitation, any kind of Pleasure riding.

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he KIDS! – the next generatio It’s ALL A bout t n

Kids... where are you?

What are you doing with your horse? It’s YOUR turn to tell us about YOU!


his is me on my 14-year-old Paint Horse Soda. I have to ride with my mom because I’m still little, but it won’t be long before I can ride on my own. It makes me giggle when the horses tickle me with their whiskers!  - Tessa Rose, 19 months, Oliver BC


his is Major, a Quarter Horse/Morgan. He is my best friend and amazing teacher. We go on trail rides and we have been together for 7 years. I love him and I always will.     - Blanka, age 12, Salmon Arm BC


know I’m not really a kid anymore but it would make me really happy to see this in an upcoming issue. This is my beautiful miniature horse Cherry Blossom. She is 8 years old and lives with her dad Pepper. She is constantly learning new things like jumping. I have only had her for about 5 months but she is amazing!  - Emma, age 13, Victoria BC

BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! Send in ONE photo with a caption (no more than 40 words). Include your first name, age, city/province. Photos will be printed on a space availability basis. E-mail to nancyroman@saddleup.ca. Put in the subject line “KIDS.” 36 • Saddle Up • July 2015

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Pot O Gold Show Report By Nancy Roman. Photos were a group effort!


he 2nd annual Pot O Gold Show took place May23rd at the Fairgrounds in Armstrong BC. Forty six horses were registered and came from all over the interior. Thank you to our judges Jodie Moore and Doug Henry (Trail); and to the group of volunteers that helped us out. This show was co-hosted by the BC Interior Morgan Horse Club, BC Interior Arabian Horse Association and the BC Welsh Pony & Cob Association; although it was an open show for all breeds and sizes – and we had them all! The morning halter classes had 23 horses competing for the title of Grand Champion and Reserve; with the winner being a Gypsy Cob Stallion ‘Alfie of Brackenhill’ shown by James Jaworski of Armstrong; and in Reserve Section A Welsh Stallion ‘Renner’s Martini On The Rocks’ shown by Kathy Stanley of 70 Mile House. The largest class of the day was the InHand Trail with the winner being junior Peyton DeGelder of Winfield and her miniature horse ‘Banjo King’. Vernon Classic Catering wanted a free plug being our food concession… www.vernonclassiccatering.com... There you have it Chris and Verena. Great food! Thank you. Thank you to Naomi McGeachy (Sweet Iron Photography), Sly Keyes, Coralie Nairn, and Dagmar Funk for taking photos throughout the day. And a BIG THANK YOU to all of our show sponsors. See more at www. bcimhc.com or on the B.C. Interior Morgan Horse Club Facebook page. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

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HCBC Presents 2014 Awards at the Chilliwack CVI

Former Horse Council BC Board member Barb Schmidt presented the HCBC 2014 Bob James Volunteer of the Year Award and the 2014 Horse of the Year -- Non-Competitive Award at the Chilliwack Concours Voltige International (CVI) on Saturday May 30, 2015, at Chilliwack Heritage Park. Horse Council BC’s annual awards serve to honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equestrian community. These awards acknowledge those who have stood out from the crowd over the past year and who have made a positive impact on the community as a whole. Each award recipient was nominated by two or more other Horse Council BC members for an award. Noel Asmar Equestrian is the official sponsor of HCBC’s 2014 Awards. Noel Asmar Equestrian has supplied each 2014 HCBC Award winner with Asmar’s coveted Hunter Jacket! Each jacket is beautifully embroidered to recognize each recipient.

2014 HCBC Volunteer of the Year: Charlene Kostecki

The HCBC Bob James Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded an individual who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to BC’s equestrian community and sport in any recognized discipline during the year. The 2014 Award was presented to Charlene Kostecki of Delta. Charlene has been a dedicated volunteer parent in equestrian vaulting for many years. In 2014, she was an integral part of the successful year of vaulting in BC and for Vault Canada. She is the Equestrian Vaulting Association of BC (EVABC) Secretary, a Director for Vault Canada, and the BC Representative to Vault Canada. She was the Show Organizer and Show Secretary for the 2014 BC Vaulting Provincials, the Canadian National Vaulting Championships and the CVI Canada Cup. Charlene worked tirelessly on preparations for each of these competitions, aiming for the highest level of professionalism and sportsmanship at each one. She handled the day-to-day logistics, from organizing entries to order of go, awards and presentations, and show venue preparations; she also liaised for national and international judges’ and stewards’ travel and accommodation needs, and met all the requirements of the governing body rules including EVABC, Vault Canada, and the FEI. All of her efforts have been an integral part of helping grow equestrian vaulting in Canada into a professional and positive sport for Barb Schmidt presenting the Noel competitors and spectators alike. Asmar jacket to Charlene Kostecki at the Concours Voltige International Congratulations Charlene! Well deserved. (CVI) on May 30, 2015. 38 • Saddle Up • July 2015

2014 HCBC Horse of the Year -- Non-Competitive: Snap Around Jackie

The HCBC Horse of the Year – Non-Competitive Division Award is awarded to a horse who was born and raised in BC and who, over the year(s), has really shone bright and stood out from the crowd. The 2014 Award was presented to a Quarter Horse mare who had an outstanding life! Jackie, as she was known, was born in Terrace but was raised and lived in Langley her entire life. Jackie started life Chenine Humphrey, Treena Humphrey, out with the Humphrey family presenter Barb Schmidt, and Trace having been traded for a 1981 Humphrey with the Horse of the Year Ford truck. She spent her early Non-Competitive years as a rodeo horse -- barrel Award for Snap Around Jackie. racing, team roping, breakaway roping, and grand entry. She helped the Humphreys win the Team Roping Championships in the BC Team Roping Association and helped Chenine Humphrey to qualify for the BC Rodeo Finals in breakaway roping. Jackie and Chenine entered the new world of reining several years later and went on to achieve many championships and year-end high point awards in the Western Canadian Reining Association and Pacific Reining Association.

Snap Around Jackie at the Chilliwack CVI in 2013. At the age of 18, Jackie was brought out of retirement to start a new career as a vaulting horse. She was always calm and quiet and the perfect horse to build confidence on. This amazing red mare sadly passed away in November of 2014 after an amazing life with her family. Although she had a long competitive career, Jackie will be most fondly remembered as the horse that looked after everyone who rode her (from rock stars to para-olympians to young children) and who proudly carried her owner, Chenine Humphrey, dress and all, down the aisle at her wedding. Congratulations and heartfelt condolences to Jackie’s owners, the Humphrey Family of Aldergrove for raising and training such an amazing horse.

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Equine Canada Update Making Head Way Concussion Module Equine Canada’s National Coaching Committee has amended the list of basic coaching prerequisites to include the free National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Making Head Way in Sport concussion module, effective June 1, 2015. All existing certified instructors and coaches will have to complete this free module by December 31, 2017. The importance of understanding concussions as a coach at any level cannot be understated. As part of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Active and Safe Initiative, the Coaching Association of Canada has developed Making Head Way in Sport - your best resource for recognizing concussions and implementing proper return-to-play protocols. This award-winning eLearning module is offered for FREE! Concussion and brain-related injuries have been making headlines because of the serious implications undiagnosed concussions and improper return-to-play protocols can have on the long-term wellbeing of an athlete. Making Head Way in Sport is an online learning tool designed to help coaches gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure the safety of their athletes. This NCCP module covers: ~ What to do to prevent concussions ~ How to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion ~ What to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion ~ How to ensure athletes return to play safely The concussion module can be found on the www.coach.ca website free of charge. For further details on this amendment to Equine Canada’s coaching prerequisites, please contact your provincial/territorial equestrian federation.

Canadian Vaulters Land on Leaderboard Canada’s top vaulters showed off their skills on home turf at the Canada Cup CVI, held May 2830, in Chilliwack. The prestigious event is the only International Equestrian Federation (FEI) recognized vaulting competition in the country. At the CVI 3* level, veteran Jeanine van der Sluijs of Olds, AB, did the maple leaf proud, capturing top spot in the Individual Female (Senior) category with her 16-year-old warmblood gelding, Oliver. During van der Sluijs’ performance, Oliver was lunged by her sister and fellow vaulter, Angelique. No stranger to the pressures of international competition, Jeanine, who represented Canada at the 2014 World Equestrian Games, put in a spectacular performance to score 7.051 for the win. “The Canada Cup CVI was a great experience for Oliver, my sister Angelique, who is Oliver’s lunger/trainer, and me,” said Jeanine. “This was only our third competition with the three of us in partnership. With this in mind, we have kept our goals simple for this competition season, putting our focus on learning together and growing at each event. At the Canada Cup, we just had such a great time together. We went out there each day to perform and give our best, and everything just felt right. And then to find out at the end of the weekend that we ended up with a great result, I was thrilled!” Alisa Schmidt, of Chilliwack, captured third in front of her hometown crowd with a score of 6.705 partnered with Curious George, a 10-yearold Belgian warmblood-Thoroughbred cross gelding owned and lunged by Saacha de Amborossio. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Schmidt and fellow Chilliwack resident, Darla Ricka also netted a second place finish in the CVI 3* Pas de Deux (Senior) aboard Faith, a 15-year-old Belgian mare owned and lunged by Kimberly Bell. Korynn Weber, of Nelson, laid claim to the top spot in the CVI 2* Individual Female (Senior), paired with Azrael, a 10 year-old mare owned and lunged by Naomi Weber, while Kayden Bousfield, of Delta, finished first in the CVI 1* Individual Male (Junior) with Promise, a 17-year-old Belgian gelding owned by Schmidt and lunged by Lisa Coastes. In the CVI 1* Individual Female (Children’s), Van der Sluijs’ student, 13-year-old Dallyn Shields of Didsbury, AB, stole the show, outperforming more than a dozen competitors to bring home the win for Canada . She put in an incredible performance, earning a score of 6.625 aboard Oliver, once again lunged by Angelique van der Sluijs. Fellow Canadians Cassidy Macdonald and Avery Malone finished second and third, respectively. “I was so excited to win my first gold medal at a CVI event and get my qualifying score for next season,” said Shields. “I was very fortunate to be vaulting on Oliver, who was awesome. All of the vaulters from my club, the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club, did really well and we are lucky to have such a great coach and lunger with Jeanine and Angelique van der Sluijs.” A number of other Canadian vaulters also did their country proud, earning top-10 finishes in the competition. For more information and full results, visit www.vaultcanada.org.

Photo by Alison Cathro

Jeanine van der Sluijs on Oliver Photos courtesy of Marion P. Cox, www.divineequine.ca

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Vernon Young Riders By Abby McLuskey


e have just recently participated in the district Rally. We all had so much fun and there were many 4-H members there from several clubs… Armstrong Beef, Armstrong Multi Club, Shuswap Okanagan Lamb and us. There were lots of activities, judging competitions, door prizes and Vernon Young Riders want to congratulate all of the winners. We are very proud of all our Cloverbuds who took home the award in 2nd place for Educational Display Board!! ASHLEY ~ BEN ~ GABE ~ GEORGIA ~ OCEANA ~ ADDIE ~ ACACIA ~ AND HEIDI JUNIOR AWARDS                                         KIERRA 1st Beef • LYDIA 2nd Llama LILLIE 2nd Horse, 2nd Woodworking, 3rd Beef • ABBY 1st Horse, 1st Educational Display Board SENIOR AWARDS MORGAN 2nd Beef • JYSSICA 2nd Llama The 4-H STOCK SHOW is happening this month July 6-10. It is our favourite show! All interested 4-H horse clubs should come out - please accept this as our invitation. We, along with our parents are available to help and answer all your questions and help with anything you need. I have included some quotes from some of our members when I asked them about their favourite things about STOCK SHOW. “Competing is a blast... even if I don’t place well. I always learn a lot at stock show and make new friends,” Alyvia Fair. “It’s a great learning experience for you and your horse,” Morgan Sengotta. “Stock Show taught me to be versatile and adaptable - and that’s just trail class,” Jyssica Heiss. “I had fun meeting and taking lessons with other 4-H members,” Kierra Newman. “Really fun experience - it will strengthen the bond between you and your horse,” Lydia Coates. “Fun, funner, no the most amazing fun you will ever have with your horse,” Abby McLuskey.

BC Carriage Driving Society, Okanagan Chapter

By Deb Gardner, Photos by Deanna Gardner


ur 2015 BCCDS VSE Spring Clinic Series with Kathy Stanley was a huge success. Kathy Stanley is a driving instructor and a HCBC driving judge; she resides at Green Lake with lots of Welsh Ponies, Corgies and way too many other critters to mention!

Deb and Shorty; Gwyn the Aussie did the whole course too! Six drivers signed on for both clinics. It was great to see the improvement in the drivers and their horses from the first clinic 40 • Saddle Up • July 2015

in May to the second one in June. Each driver had an hour private lesson, then we all had a 1 1/2-hour group lesson. The May group lesson covered arena driving trial cones and an obstacle course; the June clinic covered dressage driving. Our youngest driver was 10 and our oldest was... well, we don’t need to go there! We had a new-todriving driver Sheila and Lenny ground driving and experienced drivers, so a very nice mix. For the June clinic, Kathy put on a dressage attire presentation at the end of the day. Both clinics included lunch and dinner -- it was a nice way to end a great day of driving and learning! Thank you again, Kathy, for your patience

Peyton and Pip on course and expertise. A big thank you to all the drivers for attending, and thanks to my daughter Deanna for taking pictures. As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words -- good or bad! That concludes out 2015 Clinic Series here at Spur Valley Ranch in Armstrong. We sure enjoyed having you all! Have a great driving year! To see what is going on with driving in your area or if you are interested in learning more about driving, please check out the BCCDS website at www.bccarriagedriving.com. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Vernon District Riding Club By Calle Mirkowsky


n an effort to make jumping safer at the club, we have been upgrading from the old metal cup with awkward through pin, to the new keyhole track style with quick release plastic cups. After making our initial purchase, we lucked out and received a donation from Leslie Klatt of additional cups and tracks. Now we have all the standards outfitted and they will get their test run at the Hunter Jumper show in June. Entries for the Hunter Jumper show flooded in early this year, with everyone trying to ensure their horses got the covered stabling. While we were able to convince many to adapt to the outside pens, a core group of about a dozen competitors were unable to make use of them due to safety concerns. We solved this problem by procuring sufficient temporary stabling which had recently been refurbished. Much thanks goes to Julia Bostock and the Parker-Fisks who single handedly ensured the new stalls were painted just in time for the show. It must be mentioned what a fantastic job our groundskeeper does, to be honest it’s hard to get him to go home for dinner and the

condition of the club reflects this. If you happen to see Jean-Guy or his lovely wife Elise at the VDRC, please take a moment to say hi and thank them for all their hard work. The long weekend in May brought Gary Striker to us for a jumping clinic, and it also brought scorching hot sun and pouring rain. Gary taught a variety of riders over the three days, in addition to many gymnastic exercises and fun course work was the concept of appreciating our horses and rewarding them when they do something well to encourage willing partners who continue trying to please us. Fun was had by all and when things got tough Gary helped us work through problems until both horse and rider were confident. Is there any interest in seeing a fall show? Maybe something general performance with a variety of flat classes and games? We haven’t run one for a few years due to low entries and lack of volunteer support. Please let us know if you are interested in competing or helping organize. Enjoy this glorious summer weather and come ride with us at the VDRC!

BC Miniature Horse Club By Terri Brown


ello Summer!! It’s definitely here with all this sunshine and hay happening, a horse lovers dream! In this issue the BCMHC would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful sponsors. Without sponsorship we would not be able to do all the fantastic stuff we do, they support our shows, our clinics and fun Youth member Emily Bradbury getting her girl ready. days and our year Thank you Shirley Bradbury for this lovely shot of end awards program. these two. Really the back bone of any non profit. We are blessed to not only have some wonderful businesses that support us but some really generous individuals as well. Please visit our website bcminiaturehorseclubs.com or Facebook BCMHC to see our complete list of sponsors. Remember to support them whenever you can. These are wonderful local business and without them we wouldn’t be the awesome little club that we are. By the next issue our show will be but a memory, make sure to tune in next month to see pictures of these amazing animals in acHCBC 2010 Business of the Year

tion. Most of us showing are local people and local horses, like our featured foal for July is. Lisa Mangles shared a lovely picture of her 2015 colt born and bred on the island. This handsome fella is by Scott Creek Indi Fyre out of 3D’s Black Velvet Dippers Annie. Very handsome, thanks for sharing Lisa!! Please check back next month to see our show results and some great pictures. There are so many people to thank that have put in countless hours to make sure our show was a huge success, Vicki Schulz, Tina Harrison, Heather Ward, Mary MacArthur, and Laila Wilson… you ladies have gone above and beyond for this club and we all Thank You for that. Enjoy the sun and most of all enjoy your horses!

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Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Update

By Kristi Rensby

Photos courtesy of Brenda Campbell


he Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Round Robin Cattle Sorting was a very well received event with 20 riders vying for their chance at a share of the $2500 cash payouts! Although the day started wet – really wet, it rained the entire morning – after lunch, the rain finally dissipated and the sun even put in a short but welcome appearance! A huge thank you goes to all of our many volunteers, including Bailey, Aiden, Sharon, Caitlyn and Miranda for the great job handling the cattle. Having such fast herd changes made the whole day run very smoothly and quickly – especially considering we ran 190 teams through on 6 herds!! Thanks also to our judge, Bob (who never complained about the

The judge’s table weather!), concession folks Rhonda and Cheryl, whipper-in Liz, points tabulator Kristi, and our amazing event coordinator Pam, without whom this event would not exist, you truly do think of everything (including tarps to cover the scorekeeping tables!). The top three riders were Gary Blackwell ($1250), Julie Blackwell ($750), and Dawn Townsend ($500). Congratulations to the three winners, and to everyone who participated – thank you all! The next event for the TCSC is the Annual Gymkhana on July 25th. There will be a concession on site and entries can be made the morning of the competition. There are three High Point age divisions (Juniors 13 and under, Youth 14-18, and Seniors 19+) plus Leadliners are also wel-

What a Great Weekend!!

come in the six regular classes: Keyhole, Flags, Figure 8, Barrels, Scurry, Polebending, plus two winner-take-all classes “TC Special” and “Serpentine Race.” The Fall Fair Light Horse Show program is done and up on the website – check it out online for more details of this one day show September 12th. High points, award classes, Never Won a Buckle reinVirgil is in his 80’s and still team sorting ing, and added money Stakes are all being offered – it’s the must-attend show of the season in the Lakes District! A great opportunity to prepare for this competition is offered with a 2-day clinic immediately preceding the show, covering all aspects of western performance showing from Halter and Showmanship classes through Pleasure and Horsemanship, and even to the more specialized Trail and Reining classes. The price for this clinic has been subsidized by Horse Council BC and comes in at just $100 for TCSC members. Contact us ASAP to sign up for this great deal! As always, for more info on the TCSC or its events, please contact Kristi at 250-6925721 or email tcsaddleclub@ gmail.com, check us out on Facebook, or our website http:// Barb’s smile is just the best – tcsaddleclub.webs.com. in the torrential downpour!

By Pam Malekow


he Horse Association of Central Kootenay held its first show of the season May 23-24 at the Nelson Riding Grounds. The 15th Annual HACK Show was a great success!! It was a gorgeous weekend! Bright and sunny! And I am so thankful everyone, except a couple of us, got out before the thunder storm and tornado winds. Our judge, Linda Smith from Cranbrook, was so delightful with everyone! Very helpful and kind and encouraging words were said each and every class. Everyone did amazing and we all had a lot of FUN! English and Western Dressage was on Saturday morning with Longe Line, Handy Horse and Trail classes in the afternoon, and English and Western flat classes on Sunday. The judge really put everyone through their paces with Halter, Showmanship, Equitation, Pleasure, and many more. We had many new riders attend for the first time and ALL said they had so much fun and they would be back! As an organizer that is so nice to hear people say that. A huge thank you to all my help, Cindy & Danielle Martin, George & Ali Ritson, Dana Lebedoff, Tara Robertson, Fern Sabo, Merna Boltz and everyone I have forgotten. To the Nelson Riding Club, especially

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HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Oliver Riding Club


his month, the programme for the club really started to take off. Besides our social riding nights and Sundays, we held three major events. The first was a terrific Wednesday evening Club Night when Carl Woods, accompanied by one

Carl Woods at our demo night of our newer members, Mary-Lou Barker, gave a breathtaking reining demonstration. We were shown the patterns that are required, the riding skills that are required and the talent that is required! It was a super evening and if I had to pick just one highlight, although there were many, it was when they both removed their bridles and repeated the pattern without anything on their horses’ heads! We had a great crowd

Kathleen and Kevin Comstock, for supplying the concession and grounds crew to make the rings look fabulous! And to Sarah Wyatt for the photography. Without the amazing volunteers the show would not go on!

Host and Organizer - Pam Malekow with Illusionary King HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

By Max Alexander

for the evening with nearly forty members in attendance. We are also continuing with our Improve Your Skills (IYS) Programme. We have three really encouraging instructors with Leanne Pitman conducting the Western Horsemanship, Bobbi Kennedy doing the English classes and Sara Brown leading and directing the Jumping class. As a club, we thank these wonderful horsewomen for their help but above all for their obvious love of horses and what they are able to teach us. If all this was not enough, the club was privileged to organize and run a clinic given by Paul Dufresne. On the evening of May 29, we were entertained by a demonstration accompanied by cheese and wine for the spectators. We were given a wonderful exhibition of horsemanship as Paul showed us what can be achieved with a horse as he rode his Andalusian stallion Padrino in the arena. Saturday was spent learning about endotapping and relaxation of the horses and then the movements on the ground which led to the Sunday session when everyone in the clinic was on horseback for some riding fun! What fun we had at the culmination of the clinic when everybody suddenly behaved like kids and played tag horseback. The demon tagger was Chrissie Siebeck who just could not stop laughing and thumping the heck

Kathy and Dorothy practicing for the tag game out of anyone who got in her way! With twelve horses in the arena, including a stallion ridden by Ken MacRae, it was amazing how inhibitions vanished as natural riding skills took over from what everyone had learned during the clinic without the riders even being aware of what they were doing. We all had a ball! Thanks to the D-K for allowing us to use the arena for the entire weekend; and to Paul Dufresne for giving us a clinic to remember, one that will influence all the participants in future endeavours with our horses. So, to all Saddle Up readers -- Happy Trails to you from the weary but very happy folks at Oliver Riding Club.

Champion Results are as follows: English Dressage High Score – Merna Boltz riding Pines Poco Tivio Reserve – Sasha Stout riding Contessa Western Dressage High Score - Merna Boltz riding Pines Poco Tivio Reserve – Sam Levick riding Jaci Eldarado In Hand Champion - Sam Levick with Jazz Reserve – Pam Malekow with Illusionary King English Champions 17 & over - Merna Boltz riding Pines Poco Tivio and Sam Levick riding Jaci Eldarado English Champion 16 & under – Taylor Robertson riding Sunny Reserve – Grace Sabo riding Rio English Champion Walk/Trot – Grace Sabo riding Shyanne Reserve – Emily Bogusz riding Mindy Western Champion 17 & over - Merna Boltz riding Pines Poco Tivio Reserve - Sam Levick riding Jaci Eldarado Western Champion Walk/Jog – Lori Lomheim riding WRA K Azeems Luxor Celerity

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Spruce Meadows National Tournament Report Photos courtesy www.jenniferwoodmedia.com


pruce Meadows kicked off its ‘National’ Tournament CSI 5*, presented by Rolex, on Wednesday, June 3rd with a full day of show jumping at the world-renowned venue in Calgary. The ‘National’ Tournament is the first in five weeks of competition during this year’s Summer Series at Spruce Meadows. Riders will vie for nearly $1.2 million in prize money throughout the week, with competition concluding on Sunday, June 7. The highlight event will be the $400,000 RBC Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, on Saturday, June 6. Other features include the $60,000 TransCanada Parcours de Chasse on Saturday and the $210,000 CNOOC Nexen Cup 1.50m Derby on Sunday.

Andres Rodriguez and Darlon van Groenhove Joio (USA) and Contiki triumphed in the $34,000 Westmoreland Coal Cup 1.50m. On Friday, USA’s McLain Ward and HH Azur emerged victorious in an exciting battle to the finish for Friday night’s $35,000 RBC Capital Markets Cup. Also competing on Friday, Hardin Towell (USA) and Emilie de Diamant AS topped the $35,000 Encana Cup 1.45m.

Kent Farrington gives a thumbs up after his winning round on Saturday. a win in the $40,000 ATCO Structures & Logistics Cup 1.45m aboard his own Chivas Z and continued on to victory in the $210,000 CNOOC Nexen Cup 1.50m Derby aboard Show Jumping Syndication International’s Cristallo. It was record attendance for derby day with 41,089 spectators in the stands to witness one of the sport’s most exciting events. Venezuela’s Leopoldo Palacios designed the derby course for Spruce Meadows eight years ago with a demanding 19 numbered obstacles and 25 jumping efforts. It is an incredible test of endurance and stamina for both horse and rider, including double liverpools, a table bank, a 26-foot, steep derby bank, and the Devil’s Dyke.

McLain Ward and HH Azur Quentin Judge and HH Copin van de Broy On Wednesday, the first day of competition saw wins for Quentin Judge (USA) and HH Copin van de Broy in the $34,000 Roadtrek Motorhomes Cup 1.55m, Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Rosana du Park in the $34,000 Back On Track 1.50m, and Andres Rodriguez (VEN) with Fifty Fifty 111 in the $34,000 Bantrel Cup 1.50m. On Thursday, the day’s big win went to Venezuela’s Andres Rodriguez and Darlon van Groenhove in the $85,000 ATB Financial Cup 1.55m. McLain Ward (USA) and HH Carlos Z were victorious in the $34,000 ATCO Pipelines Cup 1.50m, and Nick Dello 44 • Saddle Up • July 2015

Saturday was packed with excitement and a full house of spectators as two of the highlight events were held. Continuing a fantastic winning streak, Kent Farrington (USA) raced to victory on top horse Voyeur to win the $400,000 RBC Grand Prix, presented by Rolex. Reed Kessler (USA) finished second with Cylana and Jaime Azcarraga (MEX) placed third aboard Anton. Earlier in the day, Rich Fellers (USA) guided Colgan Cruise to victory in the $60,000 TransCanada Parcours de Chasse. The Tournament concluded on Sunday with a clean sweep for USA’s Richard Spooner in both of the day’s features competitions. Spooner began the day with

Richard Spooner and Cristallo HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Canadian Hunter Derby Series


he 2015 Canadian Hunter Derby season got off to a great start at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Bow Valley Classic, on May 15, with 44 entries. Maximilian, owned by Donna Rooney and piloted by Jennifer McGinn, took home top honours in the 3’ Jr/Am Derby. Marni Blumfald’s Von Calato, with Ashton Belcher in the irons, won the 3’6” Derby. The Canadian Hunter Derby Series saw a record 112 participants compete at four different venues in four provinces over the weekend of May 30-31. In the west, at Thunderbird’s 2015 BC Open, Bill Ulmer emerged victorious, riding Beach Drive, in the Dexter Realty Hunter Derby and a $1,000 bonus from SSG Gloves! At the Edmonton Classic Horse Show, Kate Watt piloted Spruce Meadows’ Forest to the win in the Volvo of Edmonton/Booster Juice Hunter Derby. In the east, at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave, ON, Erynn Ballard delivered an impressive performance at the future home of the Pan American Games, riding her mount Contact, owned by Looking Back Farms, Redfield Farm and Heather Delfino. In Saint Lazare, QC, Laurie Bucci, of Montreal, claimed victory in the prestigious Gladys Adam Hunter Derby, riding Monique Geseron’s Quatro Z Fortuna.

Kelowna Riding Club


Article and photos by Sarah Hayes

he Kelowna Riding Club held its Spring Dressage Festival over the Victoria Day long weekend, May 17-18. It most definitely was a spring festival weather-wise! Saturday was beautiful, sunny and hot, not a cloud in the sky… that is until Saturday evening when the sky suddenly went dark and opened up to torrential downpours overnight! Sunday morning looked bleak with the dressage rings flooded out. Due to the quick-thinking actions of the show committee and several volunteer riders, an alternate Plan B dressage ring was erected. A few riders elected to scratch their horses and not chance the wet footing, but many persevered, slogging through the intermittent rain and mud and splashing through the puddles! The highlight of the show was the Saturday evening extravaganza with the wonderful freestyles and FEI rides followed by a wine and cheese sponsored by Okanagan Grocery and Summerhill Pyramid Winery. The presentation was fabulous and the Cipes Brut and Sparking Rosé were spectacular. Entertainment during the wine and cheese was a fashion show provided by the show vendors, Le Tack Truck and Silpada Jewellery, The Dog & Pony Shop and Dressage Boutique, as well as a very exciting wine sabering event! We would like to thank all of our sponsors, including our title sponsor Capri Insurance, the show committee and all the volunteers who put in countless hours of their time to make this show a success. A photo gallery of the Dressage Festival can be found on the Kelowna Riding Club website and full results can be found at www.foxvillage.com. We are still hopeful that our Adult Camp will be resurrected, but we need volunteers to take on this challenge. Elizabeth Brown and Diplomat, FEI Prix St. Georges HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Erynn Ballard and Contact, winners of the Palgrave Derby

Please check out our website and contact us if you are interested! This is tentatively scheduled for July 31–August 3. Be sure to check out the website, www.kelownaridingclub.com, for all upcoming event information. Happy riding -- as always, stay safe and in the tack!

Suzanne Wallace and Tia Maria, FEI Prix St. Georges

Jan Jollymour and Sietske, Fourth Level

DRESSAGE FESTIVAL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS Walk/Trot Bronze Champion: Gemma Dockerty and Lucie Reserve: Everett Meier and Timbit Training Level Bronze Champion: Kathrin Maxwell and Gandalf Reserve: Rebeka Kennedy and Monrovia First Level Bronze Champion: Laurel Casey and Bronze Knight Reserve: Katherine Kimler and California Snow Second Level Bronze Champion: Andrew Rommens and Take A Chance Reserve: Carolyn Dobbs and Presario Training Level Gold Champion: Sandy Borek and Extravagant ISF Reserve: Susanne Poulsen Suerink and Twilight First Level Gold Champion: Ashleigh Elstone and Goldon Boy Reserve: Susanne Poulsen Suerink and Universe Second Level Gold Champion: Ann Mckinnon and Akilah Reserve: Meaghan Dunn and Hermès DSP Third Level Gold Champion: Carol Kettlewell and Lalique

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Alberta Western Style Dressage

By Jen Losey

Photos from the clinic with Lisa Wieben at Good News Riding Center in May


estern riders south of Calgary organized a set of Western Dressage lessons this Spring. Thanks to Lindy Barron for offering the use of their arena and to Rita Behan for giving up six Sundays to

teach Western Dressage. Riders signed up for six lessons spread from March to May. This allowed for practice time between lessons. On lesson days, there were five one-hour lessons with two riders per lesson, a total of ten riders. Spare riders took any available lessons. The last lesson was a “Fun” Test Day. Riders chose a Western Dressage test or two. Rita helped each rider through the tests and provided advice on how to improve their ride. Folks were

amazed at the improvement in horses and riders just from six lessons (and some practicing). We are already planning for a fall set of Western Dressage lessons. Riders wanted to improve their equitation skills and improve their horses. A couple of the riders are interested in riding in the first ever Alberta Western Equestrian Triathlon on July 25-26 with Western Dressage as one of the events. Some of the riders will be at the Didsbury Western Dressage Clinic and Western Dressage Show June 20-21. CAWSDA and RDAWSDA have a few events coming up this Summer. All are aimed at improving the horse and rider in WSD. In the Edmonton area, Coal Lake Stables is hosting Lisa Wieben for a clinic July 4-5. Please contact Jean at gentlehands@xplornet. com for details. CAWSDA is offering a Christine Collins clinic at Legacy Ridge July 25-26 as well as some Fun Days. There will be 6 WSD classes offered at the Amberlea Meadows Sparkle

Canadian Quarter Horse Association

and Spurs show August 15-16. Please see our website www.albertawesternstyledressage. com for details. Both Alberta chapters, CAWSDA and RDAWSDA are hosting Jec Ballou for a clinic at Horse in Hand Arena August 22-23. There are a few spots left and of course, auditors are welcome. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more, in your area, about Western Style Dressage, we would love to help you get started on your journey!

Submitted by Marnie Somers

The following was published in the Prince Albert Daily Herald on May 29, 2015 by Myles Fish


hen she was 11, Haley Franc told the Daily Herald, “I want to keep riding my whole life.” Haley Franc and her six-year-old gelding Smart Pepinic Chic, or “Lil’ G,” have competed widely in the equestrian discipline of reining. The soon-to-be Rivier Academy graduate seems well on her way to achieving her childhood dream, as she has been offered a “very flattering” athletic scholarship by Texas A&M University, one of the top collegiate equestrian programs in the United States. She plans to accept the offer, but is first hoping to secure additional scholarships to help with the heavy financial burden. If she ends up joining the team in the fall, Franc would become the only Canadian on the Aggies’ roster. “The head coach called my mom and she said she’d been watching me for a few years,” said Franc. “She thought I was in Grade 11 this year, so she was going to give me a year head start. So everything was kind of squished in but all the paperwork is done. We’re just waiting for the other scholarships to be done.” 46 • Saddle Up • July 2015

Franc competes in the reining discipline. Her parents, as well, are competitive reiners, and Haley has experienced plenty of success in the sport. In 2013, she was named as the Equine Canada Junior Equestrian of the Year and she has won at competitions across Canada and the USA, and competed for Team Canada on three occasions. Once finished writing her grade 12 final exams, she will be able to travel to Oklahoma for a major derby competition and her summer will be filled with more events. With her two horses, Jacs Shy Boy (nicknamed Shy) and Lil’ G, you can bet she’ll be in the winner’s circle some more. The prospect of going to the Texas university appeals to Franc because even when she’s not riding, she hopes to be around horses. “I want to be an equine physiotherapist or an equine geneticist and [Texas A&M] has one of the best animal science programs,” said Franc. As for riding at the collegiate level, she doesn’t expect the quality will be much greater than what she’s used to. Scoring is different on the university circuit though, and riders do not enjoy the comforts of having horses to themselves. “You’re judged on how you ride, not just how your horse does for you, so you have to be right on that. Your horse can’t help you out,” said Franc. Should she attend Texas A&M, she could bring Lil’ G with her, but noting that the six-year-old gelding “can get fussy,” she likely won’t, as the horse would inevitably be paired with other riders. Still, if there is a separation between horse and rider, Franc believes it could help her become a better rider as she will have to get used to other equines. Franc expects to make a final decision by the end of June. Congratulations, Haley, on this incredible offer! HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Alberta Donkey and Mule Club


his month, July 25-26, we have our annual Hummingbird Trail Ride, west of Rocky Mountain House. All equines are welcome! Contact Keith Kendrew at 403-843-3293. Also taking place the same weekend is the Bruce Stampede and Great Canadian Mule Race. Contact Russ Shandro at 780 632- 7510. Join us August 15-16 for Tees Longears Days in Tees, AB. This is the longest-running Mule and Donkey show in Canada. It’s wholesome family fun for everyone. Contact Marlene Quiring at 403-783-1723 or check our club website for the class list and other updates of events at www.albertadonkeyandmule.com. I would like to address a few specific issues concerning donkeys. It’s surprising how many people acMammoth saddle donkey, trained by tually own a donkey or two or know the late Crystal Ward of Placerville, CA. of someone who does. Unfortunately, it is disturbing how little some people actually know about the donkeys they possess. For instance, unless you have a structured breeding program going on, there is NO VALID REASON to keep a male donkey as an intact Jack. An ungelded donkey is not a good idea for a pet or for riding or driving. Please read our article on our

By Marlene Quiring

website regarding castrating donkeys and mules. Donkeys, like most mules, will bond with and become protective of whatever stock they are raised with. But purchasing a donkey to guard your other animals is NOT a good idea. Where cougars, wolves, or packs of dogs or coyotes may be prevalent, Participants from around the world at the one donkey does NOT stand Donkey Wellness Symposium at Davis a chance. University, in Davis, CA, about to learn about Donkeys do make wondonkey dentistry. derful pets for all ages. Miniature donkeys can be taught to drive. Larger donkeys can also be ridden, but all need to be allowed to physically and mentally mature before being asked to carry weight or work hard. They mature more slowly than horses, but they will live longer and stay sound if cared for properly. Proper hoof care IS A MUST, performed by a farrier who knows that a donkey’s foot is not to be made to look like a horse’s foot. There are many great articles on donkey and mule care and training on our website! Take the time to educate yourself about donkey or mule ownership before you bring them into your “family!”

SAFE AND SOUND By Daphne Davey


anTRA’s accredited therapeutic riding centres -- over 80 of them -- span the country from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island. Thousands of children and adults with disabilities, as well as volunteer helpers, actively participate in these programs. How does CanTRA ensure that national standards, with the keystone of safety, are maintained throughout the country? Our Accreditation Program includes four levels: Provisional Centre for newbies, Accredited Centre for those making the core grade, Examination Centre for selected regional centres, and Examination & Training Centre for a few that can take residential instructor trainees. Site visitors conducting scheduled inspections are like bees, carrying the “pollen” of information from one centre to another, sharing what works and what doesn’t work so everyone benefits. The key is Safety -- Plus. Our clients are particularly vulnerable in the environment of riding stables with horses around, so they demand our attention to every detail. Inspection HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Shelves of neatly stored grooming kits make it easy for Hailey to find the one she wants for her pony at SARI, London, Ontario. of facilities is thorough. From fire extinguishers to first aid kits, from washrooms to window panes, from horseflesh to helmets, from signage to storage of hazardous materials, every aspect of the outside and inside facility is reviewed. Inspection of program operations includes

sampling a riding lesson, during which many safety features must be observed: the proper fitting of helmets, the correct approach of the horse and its leader to the mounting ramp, checking the girth at appropriate times, keeping safe distances between horses, and of course the instructor’s demonstrated control of the ride -- horses, riders, and volunteers all at once. Additionally, some areas of operation require documentation, such as medical forms for riders, criminal record checks for volunteers, rider progress reports, fire drills, equipment repair. From all of this emerge centres across Canada operating to a consistent national standard. A CanTRA centre that achieves Accreditation can be justifiably proud as they operate their program -- safe and sound. For more information on CanTRA and its member centres, visit www.cantra.ca or email ctra@golden.net. Please make a difference to a child or adult with a disability by donating to CanTRA at www.cantra.ca or CanadaHelps.org. www.saddleup.ca • 47

Bear Valley Rescue

By Kelly Principe



his month, we are celebrating the ponies of Bear Valley Rescue! There are currently three young pony geldings available for adoption. I cannot express enough the value of having a pony as a young girl. I have very few wonderful childhood memories that do not include my beloved pony! Ponies make great guardians; they can be quite protective of their human babies. They are very intelligent and if well trained, your child will be safer on the pony than off! Marvin is a cute little 11HH pony gelding, born in 2010; he was bought at auction in 2013. He hadn’t had much human loving when he arrived, but he is now friendly, has been haltered and has had his feet trimmed. Marvin injured his eye in winter 2014. It healed well and, though he does have a small scar in his eye, it doesn’t affect his eyesight. Chaplain is a pretty little 11HH pony gelding, born in 2011. When he arrived in 2013, he also didn’t seem to have had much handling, though he isn’t flighty and is sweet and friendly. He has now been haltered, and his feet have been trimmed all around. He is very smart and fun to work with. Lincoln is a stunning little grey and white pony gelding, born in approximately 2006. He came from an impound lot as an unhandled stallion at the end of May last year. When he arrived, he was underweight and quite fearful,

In Memoriam

and his hooves were very overgrown. He is slightly knock-kneed in the front, though not bad enough to affect his soundness. Lincoln has been haltered, trimmed, and halter broke. He is now quite friendly and ready to start. Ponies tend to live up to 10 years longer than horses. Though your child may outgrow his or her pony, it is important to plan and prepare for this so that the pony does not end up back at auction. Ponies are great pasture companions and wonderful for teaching young people how to interact with and care for horses. Mike and Kathy Bartley have been rescuing horses from dire straits for over 10 years. Though heart wrenching at times, they have successfully adopted out over 500 horses. Like us on Facebook! Keep tabs on all the ponies and horses at Bear Valley Rescue through our website, www.bearvalleyab.org. Contact us via email at bearvalleyab@aol.com or by phone at 403-637-2708 in Sundre, AB.

Judy Newbert

Judith Diane (Judy) Newbert passed away suddenly at her home on June 9, 2015 in Crossfield, Alberta at the age of 66. Born on December 15, 1948 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Judy spent her 66 years as a true trailblazer. The first woman to graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (1971), she also earned an honours degree in Physics (1970), setting the stage for a life of accomplishment and adventure. While an accomplished engineer and active member of Alberta’s energy sector, Judy’s true passion was horses. Receiving her first horse from her parents at the age of 12, she demonstrated throughout her life a keen interest and a deep knowledge of horses, riding, and competition. Moving to Crossfield in 1979, Judy rode, showed and trained English, Western, Sidesaddle and Driving horses. Recently, Judy became increasingly interested in competitive driving and pleasure show ring driving, and was working towards becoming a Recognized Judge in Driving. Judy was a harness designer, maker and repairer in both leather and biothane and designed driving aprons and turnouts for her other company Newbert Equine Enterprises. An Albany sleigh that Judy restored won a restoration competition. Judy’s greatest legacy is perhaps her teaching and involvement in the 4-H and Pony Club; serving as a coach, examiner and consultant, helping thousands of students over the years achieve their riding dreams and goals. She coached an amateur student to the top four in Quarter Horse Nationals and coached numerous equestrian teams at the Alberta Summer Games. She was an AEF-recognized coach and had been a member for many years of the American Driving Society and the Carriage Association of America. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, July 12th at 2:00pm at the Crossfield Community Centre, 900 Mountain Avenue in Crossfield AB. All are welcome to attend, share stories and celebrate Judy’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Judy’s name to the Canadian Pony Club at: Box 127, Baldur, MB, R0K 0BO. The family would like to thank all those who took care of Judy during the last months of her life, and would particularly like to recognize Judy’s close friends, Dana and Kathy. 48 • Saddle Up • July 2015

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley Officers & Directors 2015

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

Pub Night Langley

What a great night! So much fun! There was dancin’ and singin’ (music bingo to the 60s and 80s) and a truly good time had by all. We raised enough to cover a stakes class and had a super time doing it! Heartfelt thanks to all who attended. Thank you to Haley, Sian, Jenn and Tamara for organizing, Pia for handling proceeds and the other patrons of the Artful Dodger who contributed to our cause. You are all awesome! Next pub night will be out in the valley, organized by Jaimy Hutton. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and the LMQHA page of www.BCQHA.com for more information!

Our BIG PRIZE Circuit

It’s almost here! Our High Points for AQHA are SADDLES, thanks to our amazing sponsors! Reserves are Bailey Hats brought to you in part by Brim Styles. Take advantage of our reasonable flat rates to show all-around or opt to pay by the class. Either way, there are no extra AQHA, Office or BCQHA fees added on top. What you see is what you pay! For All-Breed, we are offering iPods! Wow! Our All-Breed classes are Western Heritage Qualifiers and we offer day/flat rates. Come show at Thunderbird with us! • Do you have a SUPERHORSE? You have a chance to win a pair of custom spurs by Frank Principe! The horse that earns the most points, all divisions, wins! • Halter your passion? We are awarding a Champion of Champions bronze! Find the class lists and entries on the LMQHA page of www.BCQHA.com; show is set for July 23-26 and features four judges.

Evergreen Circuit

Want to show to four judges and have a chance of making your money back, too? Join us for our Evergreen Circuit! Two days, four judges -- so relaxing and save time off work! Our stakes and futurities are open to ALL BREEDS.


Money and prizes added are listed below. Entries minus an administration fee are added to the pot also, potentially making a very sweet payoff even sweeter! All buckles and coolers listed are sponsored by Coast Country Tack.

Yearling Halter Futurity - $1500 added Sponsored by STS Quarter Horses and KPN Farms 2-Year-Old Walk/Jog Western Pleasure Stake - $1000 added Sponsored by Bernhausen Diesel Embroidered cooler to highest placing Non Pro Weanling Halter Futurity - $500 added Sponsored by Coast Country Tack and Grey Ghost Ranch Freestyle Showmanship Stake - $1000 added Sponsored by Aurel Systems and LMQHA Cathy Dumaresq Trail Stake - $1000 added Sponsored by Pyke and Buckley Performance Horses, Go West Quarter Horses and LMQHA Silver belt buckle to the winner Embroidered cooler to highest-placing Non-Pro Open Ranch Pleasure Stake - $1000 added Sponsored by Fast Times Farm and LMQHA Silver belt buckle and blanket (sponsored by Avila’s Pro Shop) to the winner Embroidered cooler to highest placing Non Pro Open Hunter Under Saddle Stake - $1000 added Sponsored by Sandra Morgan Quarter Horses/Mechanic Embroidered cooler to highest-placing Non-Pro

Start working on your Freestyle Showmanship routine! Last year we had a tango, Grease, ABBA, Kenny Rogers, Wizard of Oz and more! It’s fun for competitors and spectators, and the judges loved it! Already looking ahead to the next season when we will need volunteers and helpers. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part.

North Vancouver Island Horse Association

By Marg Camp

Open Western Performance Show Report


here must have been a great many horse events on the Island and mainland over the May 24th weekend, as entries in the NVIHA Open Western Performance Show, in Courtenay, were down. We had an increase in peewee riders, but the usual riders who come for the Western Dressage Testing were noticeable by their absence; we had only four tests this show, while in the April Critique show there were 19 tests ridden. Sixteen competitors showed under Judge Sarah Schmidt from Nanaimo, who judged all the performance classes, except Trail, and did the dressage testing too. The trail class was judged by Lorna White. Despite the lack of usual entries, participants from Powell River, Port Alberni and the local area more than made up in exuberance and quality for the lack of numbers. Some really nice performances made this a great day. The next NVIHA Open Western Performance Show will be held June 20 for dressage classes, tested by Ali Waller, and June 21 for the performance classes, judged by Bailey Jane Pridge. Programs are available on www.nviha.com. HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

HIGH POINTS AND RESERVES PEEWEE: Reef - Josh Grey; 22 points Reserve: Rambler - Paige Franks; 21 points WALK/JOG YOUTH: Ozzy - Camille Lucas; 16 points Reserve: Miss Diamond Flight - Jamie Fraser; 13 points GREEN HORSE FIRST YEAR LOPE: Streakin San Sousa - Madison Bishop; 12 points Reserve: Vinnie Barbarino - Candy Travers; 10 points YOUTH 12-13: Streakin’ San Sousa - Madison Bishop; 16 points Reserve: Makin a Star - Jamie Fraser; 15 points SENIOR: JWR the Last Juan - Rosalea Pagani; 19 points Reserve: Mito’s Bo San - Nancy Garner; 17 points OPEN: JWR the Last Juan - Rosalea Pagani; 23 points Reserve: Mito’s Bo San - Nancy Garner; 19 points

www.saddleup.ca • 49

The Back Country Horsemen of BC Story By Rose Schroeder, Yarrow Chapter

BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE http://bchorsemen.org President: Brian Wallace, president@bchorsemen.org, 250-569-2324 Vice President: Mary Huntington, rivergals@telus.net, 250-577-3555 Vice President: Lisa Galanov, lisa@owspower.ca, 250-672-0099 Vice President: Catherine Davidson, catherinedavidson@telus.net, 250-337-4085 Secretary: Rose Schroeder, milkmaid@shaw.ca, 604-854-1245 Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, klldt13@hotmail.com - 250-832-1596 Past President: Ybo Plante, farmgirlbc@gmail.com, 250-361-6290

What a “FUN DAY”


he biggest question: how are we going to fit it all into one sixhour session? On March 15, Yarrow Chapter members gathered to learn two things from instructor Lorraine Stubbins, who travelled from Princeton through snow, sleet and rain to expand our knowledge about barefoot trimming and balanced riding. Did you know that a horse’s hoof is supposed to flex with every step taken? And that the simple act of flexing is just about the most important thing a horse can do for good health and long life? Since 2005, Lorraine has been studying the structures of the horse’s hoof and their relationships to one another. She teaches a trim method utilizing specific landmarks within the hoof that horse owners can readily recognize, so that they can trim their own barefoot horse to optimum balance. A lifetime of passion for sport horses, working student programs in England, New Zealand and Canada, competing on her own and others’ horses in the sport of horse trials/eventing and combined driving, coaching riders as a Certified Equine Canada Coach in Canada, Mexico and the USA, a love for trail, desert and wilderness riding and horse camping, years training both saddle and carriage horses and, in the past seven years, a switch to only riding bitless, have given Lorraine a fairly versatile background. Learning to ride well is a big task, but Lorraine Stubbins believes that riding skills can be broken down into “little chunks” of easily-described exercises that work to connect the rider with the horse and vice versa, regardless of the rider’s chosen discipline or type of saddle. Her primary focus is on developing clear empathetic communication be50 • Saddle Up • July 2015

tween rider and horse through the use of clear intent. It was going to be difficult to get all this condensed into six hours! My good ol’ buddy (he’s really only nine), Jake, was the demonstration horse for the morning session on barefoot trimming. I had left his feet a tad long so there would be something for Lorraine to work with. The first thing we all learned was how to look at the hoof and draw landmarks. They wouldn’t be needed forever... just until we developed a trained eye. Lorraine kindly kept asking my permission before trimming. I think she felt and saw my apprehension. But she had explained the “why” of absolutely everything, so I never once felt like screaming, “STOP!” I’ve heard it said that there are three types of learners: those who have to read it, those who want to see it and those who have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves. Lorraine started with diagrams, told us what to do and how, then let us try! With supervision, participants got to landmark a few horses and try their hands at trimming. There were common words like sole, frog, white line and coronet, but we also learned a few new ones: “dirty line,” “water line,” and “periople skin,” to name a few. Lorraine managed to get a few mouthfuls of potluck lunch down while answering questions and we were off again! This time mounted. I should take a step back! Participants started on the ground with an explanation of the balanced ride position. Anyone who has read Sally Swift’s books will know about the building blocks, stacking your body and using your core. We did some fun exercises with each other to demonstrate and get the “feel.” We carried that into the saddle. And finally, we practiced riding with rhythm -- 1... 2... 3... 4... at all three gaits. Sounds like we are getting ready to ride a dressage test, hey? Trail riders use all these skills and more to ride safe. There is an old saying -- “One must wait till evening to see how splendid the day has become!” It’s true! A rainy morning turned into an amazing educational day thanks to Lorraine Stubbins!

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

BC Paint Horse Club - Colour Your World - Ride a Paint By Cathy Glover, Photos courtesy of Sweet Iron Photography www.bcphc.com

President & APHA Director: Cathy Glover, cathyglover@telus.net Past President: Colleen Schellenberg, colleen_doug@shaw.ca

Worth the effort While it wasn’t quite the turnout we had hoped (and budgeted) for, the “Back-to-Basics” Okanagan Show in Armstrong, May 30-31, was still a great way to spend a weekend among friends, with plenty of APHA points and even some jackpot dollars to make the effort worthwhile! For the first time, entries in Amateur Mares outnumbered Amateur Geldings and, without question, the big draw was the new Ranch Horse Pleasure class. While the APHA class only had two entries, the allbreed version of the class attracted 12, making it the largest (and arguBev Kniffen and LT Defining ably the most enMoment. gaging) class of the entire weekend under judges Mike Tucker and Jim Muir from Ontario and the incomparable Sally Jo Ward Freund, from Washington state. We were honoured when Bob Grimshaw made an appearance to cheer on wife Barb as she competed in this class -- one we all feel is going to be the ticket to bring new (and some old) exhibitors back to the breed show pen! It was a good decision to add all-breed classes; they did make the difference between a loss and break-even for the show. Volunteers are critical to the success of our B2B shows. (They help keep our expenses to a minimum.) Many thanks to BC Paint past president Colleen Schellenberg, who came from the coast to ring clerk and be my right (and left) hand; to Joan Swetlikoff who returned as our unflappable (and joyous) whipper-in and Rhonda Kopp who came in Saturday night from Kamloops to ring clerk on Sunday alongside Lorraine Pelletier from Lake Country, who is working toward her HCBC judges card. (What an excellent way to learn the ropes!) A good announcer can make your show and Carolyn Farris wore many hats as she kept HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

classes moving into the pen while announcing the judges’ decisions. And then there is my good pal, Barb Bowerbank, who drove some 13 hours from Burns Lake to manage the entry office. It’s a huge job that doesn’t end when the Nice boys! Tarzan is Terrific, Zippintomyappointment, and Simply Encountered. show is over, and Barb doMartin Veterinary Services (Western Pleasure), nated a good portion of Windhorse Farm (Horsemanship), Schellenberg her fee to the cause! Thank you! Our show photographer was Naomi Mc- Trucking (Western Riding), Murray Creek Ranch Geachy of Sweet Iron Photography and her (Reining) and Versatility sponsor Hoof ‘n’ Boots photos can be viewed on our Facebook group 4-H Club. Your support really does mean so much! Finally, thank you to all the exhibitors who page and the website (www.bcphc.com). Of came out to compete at our show! While there course, she brings along her personal sidekick was some notable absences, those pale beside (husband Dean) who was always ready, willing the enthusiasm and overwhelming support of (mmm…) and able to do my bidding at a mothose who continue to ment’s notice. Cathy Forster’s Hoof ‘n’ Boots 4-H Club was keep the faith as we try amazing. Not only did they bed the pre-booked to create opportunities stalls on Thursday afternoon, but they also man- for Paint Horse owners aged a concession throughout the weekend, did to show their horses at an awesome Saturday night BBQ with hamburg- an affordable and exers donated by Aleden Angus, then were back hibitor-friendly venue at the fairgrounds Monday after school to clean here in BC! Thank you. For a complete out the stalls! If you want your kids to have a work list of high point and ethic, put them in 4-H! A very special thank you to all the business- versatility winners, see es and members the “news” page on Laura Bouchard and Only For The Boys. that supported our website. this show as sponsors: Gold sponsors PrairieCoast Equipment, Lordco Parts, Lazy 3 Ranch, the Harvest Classic Fall Show and our new sponsor, Reimers Farm Services who provided the shavFinishing touches. ings for our stalls Lynn Freeland at the 11th hour; and Tarzan is Terrific. Silver sponsors Hutton Performance Horses, JB Drywalling, Cascadia Realty and LangFab Fabricators; Friends The Painted Horse in Grand Forks and The Horse Barn in Kamloops, and Division sponsors Go West Quarter Horses (Halter), Barb Dimion (Showmanship), Sally Saur (Green Horse), Cathy Forster (Hunter under Saddle), Tami Hutton (Hunt Seat Equitation), Mellissa Buckley (Trail), Paton

What’s next? 3-in-1! The Three-in-One Horse Show in Burns Lake, July 10-12, is the next big Paint show in BC and entry forms are available online or from their Facebook group (3 in 1 Horse Show). The show is BC Paint-approved for year-end awards and features APHA, AQHA, Appaloosa and All-Breed Classes. Go to http://3in1horseshow.com/2015show-2/ for more information. This is another show that really needs your support.

Special Congratulations to youth exhibitor Emma Schellenberg, from Langley, and her BC-bred gelding Ima Special Delivery. Emma was the high point youth at the big Zone Two show in Utah in May and reserve high point youth for the Utah Paint Horse Club show. By the time we go to press, they will be at the APHA Youth World Show in Fort Worth, TX! Congratulations and good luck! www.saddleup.ca • 51

BC Rodeo Association BRITISH COLUMBIA RODEO ASSOCIATION #5 – 150B Oliver Street, Williams Lake BC V2G 1L8 Phone: 250-398-4104 ~ Fax: 250-398-4101 bcrodeoassn@shaw.ca ~ www.rodeobc.com Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm 2015 BCRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President: Trish Kohorst 250-961-9005, tkohorst@srgi.ca Vice President: Ty Lytton 250-396-7710, tylytton@hotmail.com Board of Directors: Bernie Rivet 250-305-6280, brivet@hotmail.com Gord Puhallo 250-394-4034, gdpuhallo@xplornet.com Neal Antoine 250-457-3025, nealantoine2014@gmail.com 250-851-6725, showtime_ap@hotmail.com Aaron Palmer 250-462-5853, lwsimonin@gmail.com Luke Simonin 250-296-4778, allison.everett@sd27.bc.ca Allison Everett Brenda Ferguson 250-567-0605, chevyhorse@hotmail.com 250-421-3712, jay.savage@shaw.ca Jay Savage 250-280-7653, ranchproperties@gmail.com Tim Terepocki Shaun Oxtoby 250-398-9061, chevy_boy_ca@yahoo.com 250-567-0605, chevyhorse@hotmail.com Tyler Lang

BCRA 2015 TENTATIVE RODEO SCHEDULE July 3-4: July 3-4: July 4-5: July 11-12: July 11-12: July 17-19: July 25-26: August 1-2: August 1-2: August 7-9: August 15-16: August 28-29: Sept. 4-7: Sept. 11-13:

PWRA/BCRA Toppenish, WA PWRA/BCRA Sedro Woolley, WA Anahim Lake Stampede, Anahim Lake Valemount Rodeo Pritchard Rodeo Quesnel Rodeo Esket Rodeo, Alkali Lake Interlakes Rodeo, Roe Lake Nemaiah Valley Rodeo Chilliwack Fall Fair & Rodeo Redstone Rodeo, Redstone Reserve Smithers Fall Fair & Rodeo North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo, Barriere BCRA Championship Finals, Quesnel


Platinum SPONSORS:

Grassland Equipment Ltd.

Jepson Petroleum Ltd.

Otter Co-Op (Armstrong, Vanderhoof) Regency Chrysler Quesnel

Nechako Valley Rodeo Association


Gold SPONSORS: The Cowboys Choice, Vernon BC The Horse Barn, Kamloops BC Whirlwind Ranch Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Association Jenna Wills Memorial Fund – The Wills Family Janitors’ Warehouse, Terrace BC

silver SPONSORS: DNB Rodeo Stock Little Fort Herefords Twilight Ranch – G & D. Puhallo Bces – B. Swampy Williams Lake Log Haulers Association Gene & Joy Allen

BRONZE SPONSORS: Cache Creek Veterinary Clinic Fountain Tire, Prince George BC Gus & Nita Cameron Williams Lake Stampede Association ~ June 26-29, 2015 White Ranches Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic Vision Quest - Jay Savage 52 • Saddle Up • July 2015

CHILCOTIN SERIES SPONSORS: Pinnacle Pellet Williams Lake & District Credit Union

HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

Clubs & Associations BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP, Membership: Shelley Fraser 604-534-8782, Show Secretary: Ulli Dargel 604-421-6681, www.bcsporthorses.com 8/15 BC WELSH PONY & COB ASSOC., www.bcwelshponyandcob.com. Meetings, socials, shows, driving events. Newsletter & website to market Ponies/Cobs! Kathy 250-456-7462 4/16 12/15


The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is an affiliate

of the AQHA. Annual membership is free to current members of AQHA. To enroll on-line, visit the CQHA web site: www.cqha.ca and choose “Membership” section. Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: Haidee Landry, President 604-530-8051 or hmqh@hotmail.com 11/15


Western Style Dressage Alberta - The Journey has begun - 2 Chapters serving Alberta! CentrAl AlbertA Western Style Dressage Assoc. Jen Losey 780-686-3423 CENTRAL ALBERTA WESTERN STYLE DRESSAGE ASSOC.

reD Deer & AreA Western Style Dressage Assoc. Lisa Wieben 403-335-5993



CanTRA promotes the benefits of Therapeutic Riding across Canada by raising awareness, providing education, and setting national standards for instructor certification, centre accreditation, and other programs.

Contact: ctra@golden.net Website: www.cantra.ca


armstrong enderby riding club  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 4/16


CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca 6/15 Want to enjoy miles of beautiful new trails with your equine partner in BC? Try Endurance Riding! We welcome all levels of riders and all breeds of equines.

Info on clinics and events at www.erabc.com 5/16

BEAR VALLEY RESCUE SOCIETY (Sundre AB) 403-637-2708 11/15 Check our website for info on adoption & available horses, www.bearvalleyab.org BC APPALOOSA OWNERS & BREEDERS, hannahgarden@hotmail.com Promoting BC Bred Appaloosas. Find us on Facebook. 4/16 BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Elisa Marocchi 250-397-2979, emarocchi@hotmail.com, from Minis to Draft, www.bccarriagedriving.com 11/15 BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. www.bcctra.ca 6/16 Pres: Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390, ridingforfreedomranch@shaw.ca BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  250-546-6004 Arabian Encampment, Youth Club, Racing, Endurance, find us on Facebook 5/16 BC MINIATURE HORSE CLUB. All mini lovers welcome. President: Vicki Schulz 604-240-3250, www.miniaturehorsesbc.com, Facebook BCMHC. Clinics & Fun Days 2/16 BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Debbie Miyashita 250-804-2928, miyashitadebbie@gmail.com, Meetings, Clinics, Trail Rides, Socials, www.bcimhc.com 10/15 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB www.bcphc.com, APHA & All Breed Show Programs, Scholarship, Trail Riding & Free Award opportunities, cathyglover@telus.net 8/15

6/16 5/16


INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION www.ichacutting.com New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 3/16 KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, www.kelownaridingclub.com contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 9/15 LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, www.langleyriders.com. English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 5/16 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Lynda Harrison, lyndaharrison13@gmail.com, http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA 7/16



BC ranch cutting horse assoc. (Fraser Valley) David Parker 604-462-0304, www.bcrcha.com 7/15 BC RODEO ASSOC., #5-150B Oliver St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 250-398-4104 Office, bcrodeoassn@shaw.ca, www.rodeobc.com 7/16

NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-549-0105 www.notra.info Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children & adults with disabilities   3/16 OKANAGAN MINIATURE HORSE CLUB (Vernon) Shows, Clinics, Fun Days, Inhand/Driving. Ally 250-542-6739, Allylebel@hotmail.com. Join us on Facebook 4/16 OLIVER RIDING CLUB Pres.: Max Alexander 250-497-5199, annetteglover@telus. net, Eng & West Shows/Events & Social Riding, www.oliverridingclub.com 11/15 PACIFIC ASSOC. OF THE ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO HORSE (PAALH) www.paalh.com; paalhinfo@gmail.com; 250-992-1168 3/16

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Clubs & Associations 100 Mile & District Outriders

Overnight it or Stay in Revelstoke BC


Box Stalls and Paddocks ~ Scenic Trail riding New Covered Arena 60’ x 120’ ~ Outdoor Arena 300’ ×100’ 75’ Round Pen ~ outdoor Play Ring For info or bookings call Dianna 250-837-5009

Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more.

President: Denise Little E-mail: littlecountry@bcinternet.net www.100mileoutriders.com


Peachland riding club  Jesse Capp, jessecapp@shaw.ca 250-863-2160 Fun & Family oriented! See www.peachlandridingclub.com for activities 7/16


Peruvian Horse Club of BC


SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, http://bcqha.com/index.php/scqha 6/16 TWEEDSMUIR CAVALIERS SADDLE CLUB (Burns Lake) Gymkhanas, Shows, Kristi Rensby, Pres. 250-692-5721, torikari@hotmail.com, tcsaddleclub.webs.com 8/15 VERNON DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, www.vernonridingclub.com, 250-540-7344 Shows, Clinics, Pony Club, Facility Rental. “Come Ride With Us!” 6/16 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Isabella 250-397-3770 wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info 5/16

Visit our website www.phcbc.ca for upcoming events, trail rides, clinics & additional contact information. We welcome everyone from the recreational rider to the serious show rider. President: Don Noltner 250-835-8472, hcperu@telus.net 3/16

YOUR CLUB SHOULD BE LISTED HERE Call 1-866-546-9922 for non-profit rates

and we include a FREE link on our website.


My Time With Horses By Peter J. Hurst, Author/Poet Photographer Brandi Meyer


orse Daze is a collection of poems that examines every aspect of a life lived surrounded by horses—trusting, intelligent, and caring animals that will change your life if you let them. With accompanying photos that capture both their majesty and vulnerability, this is a collection that will more than satisfy the interests of anyone who already loves horses, and nurture enthusiasm in those who have yet to discover their appeal. Each poem relates to encounters we share when horses become part of our daily lives. The content is written with meaningful feeling, compassion and a little controversy. It comes with exceptional acknowledgements by Dr. M.E. Southern and Mr. C.H. Riddell. “Please ride over to this compelling publication at www.horsedaze.com and enjoy what I have enjoyed for many years, having now retired to Gabriola Island BC,” says Hurst. 64 pages • Premium Colour - Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 inches Available at Friesen Press, www.friesenpress.com ISBN 978-1-4602-6346-4 Hardcover $28.99 978-1-4602-6347-1 Paperback $12.99 978-1-4602-6348-8 eBook $2.99 54 • Saddle Up • July 2015

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2015 Events?? Let us know – this is a FREE service for non-profit events. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE:

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

april to november Veterans Ride Across Canada , from Victoria BC to St.John’s Newfoundland, stopping at a city near you. https://www.facebook.com/events/753553308091207/

july 2-5 JERRY TINDELL ADVANCED CLINIC , Beaverlodge AB, Jennifer 780-933-2159 or www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 2-15 MARION WEISSKOPFF CLINIC , Intensive Horsemanship, Princeton, Marion 250-295-4329, marionweisskopff@gmail.com 3-7 MARTIN BLACK CLINIC , Circle Creek Ranch, Kamloops BC, Terry (am) 250-574-4743 or (pm) 250-372-0743 4 SUMMER FESTIVAL II SCHOOLING SHOW, Maple Leaf Meadows, Ashton 780-486-2099, www.mapleleafmeadows.com 4 BEAR VALLEY RESCUE CHARITY FUNDRAISER , Horse In Hand Ranch Ltd., Kelly 403-637-2708, www.bearvalleyab.org 4 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Horsemanship Clinic, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 4-5 LISA WIEBEN CLINIC , Coal Lake Stables, Millet AB, www.coallakestables.com, Jean 780-387-5820 5 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Intro to Mtn. Trail, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 5 AERC CLINIC (info TBA) Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 5 GAMES, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Ngaire(Ny-ree) ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 5 COLDSTREAM PARKS & REC DAY (horse activities), Coldstream BC, Fred 250-309-6651, kalamalka@shaw.ca 5 OLIVER RIDING CLUB HORSE SHOW, D-Bar-K Ranch, Oliver BC, Sasha 250-328-4458 5-7 BUSHCRAFT COURSE , Survival Canada, survival-canada@mail.com, 250-668-3078, www.Survival-Canada.com 5-11 1 WEEK WILDERNESS GUIDE SCHOOL , Chilcotin Holidays, Gold Bridge BC, www.chilcotinholidays.com 6-9 HORSEMANSHIP DAY CAMP (Beginner), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake BC, Janice 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 8-13 TELLINGTON TTOUCH w/CONNECTED RIDING CLINIC , Icelandic Horse Farm, Vernon BC, Robyn 250-545-2336, www.ttouch.ca 9-12 WCRA WEST COAST CLASSIC , Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info 9-15 MARTIN BLACK CLINIC , Horsemanship, Stockmanship & Ranch Roping, Cardinal Ranch, Valemount BC, Devanee 250-968-4481 10 GYPSY VANNER HORSE SOCIETY Horse Evaluations, Kalypso Bay Farm, Deming WA, www.vanners.org, 1-888-520-9777 x2 10-12 JIM ANDERSON HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC , Remuda Ranch, Chase BC, 250-679-2815, kellalou@msn.com 10-12 VDRC GOLD/BRONZE DRESSAGE SHOW, Vernon District Riding Club, Vernon BC, www.vernonridingclub.com 10-12 VAQUERO HORSEMANSHIP w/Jason Hicks, Nelson & District Riding Club, Nelson BC, contact Leah Hope at maise@shaw.ca 10-12 WILD WEST CLASSIC REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Peruvian Show, Claresholm AB, Cathie, ctaggart@telus.net or 250-546-3704 11 TRAIL HORSE SALE RIDE (auction follows), Historic Iron Horse Trail, Waskatenau AB, Tanya 780-350-8050, trailsaleride@gmail.com

11 INTRO TO REHABILITATION (Part 1), Tranquille Farms, Lake Country BC, Lorraine Pelletier Andres 250-999-5090 11-12 CRC MOUNTAIN TRAIL / WESTERN SHOW, TBA, Chilliwack BC, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca, Sharon 604-847-9404 11-14 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Excel 4-day Clinic, Metcalfe ON, 971-533-6114, www.horseteacher.com 12 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Desensitizing Clinic, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 12 JUMPING SHOW, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Alicia alicia_pel@hotmail.com www.langleyriders.com 13-17 5 DAY COWBOY DRESSAGE CAMP, Kelowna BC, TFC Center, Paul tfcpauldufresne@gmail.com, 250-317-7725 15 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training, Mtn. Trail, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 17-18 ENDURANCE RIDERS OF BC , Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Darlene 250-309-3544, www.timberridgetrails.com 17-19 WARMBLOOD & SPORT HORSE SALE , Orangeville Agricultural Society Event Centre ON, www.canadianwarmbloods.com 17-19 MEDICINE HAT HORSE SHOW, Medicine Hat AB, www.mhstampede. com/annual-events/medicine-hat-all-breed-horse-show 17-20 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Excel 4-day Clinic, Beban Park, Nanaimo BC, 971-533-6114, www.horseteacher.com 17-22 STARTING YOUNG AND/OR PROBLEM HORSE CLINIC , Icelandic Horse Farm, Vernon BC, Robyn 250-545-2336, www.ttouch.ca 18 TIMBER RIDGE ENDURANCE RIDE , Lumby BC, Bianca, bhjmackenzie@gmail.com or visit www.erabc.com 18 BOB GRIMSHAW Award Celebration, Armstrong BC. Tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/443507569147177/  18 CRC 80th REUNION, TBA, Chilliwack BC, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca, Sharon 604-847-9404 18 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Intro to Mtn. Trail, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 18-19 TEAM SELECTION for 2016 Martial Art “Olympics” Seoul Korea, Edgewater BC, www.horsebackarchery.ca 18-21 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE at ForTheHorse, instructor Melanie Bulmahn from Germany, contact Chris@ForTheHorse.com 19 FUN DAY (10 am start), Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 19 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training, Welcome to Level 2 of Mtn. Trail at Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738 19 BHA GYMKHANA , Grand Forks BC, Madalene 250-443-3191, kmespenhain@telus.net 19-25 1 WEEK WILDERNESS GUIDE SCHOOL , Chilcotin Holidays, Gold Bridge BC, www.chilcotinholidays.com 20-23 HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (Intermediate), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake BC, Janice Jarvis 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 22 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training, Mtn. Trail, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 24 LORD STRATHCONA’S HORSE (Royal Canadians) Musical Ride, Armstrong BC, Ticket Seller 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca 24-26 REINING, COWBOY CHALLENGE & WESTERN performance events, Lakota Ag Center, Dawson Creek BC, Jane 250-793-8842 25 ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Tracey tracey8s@shaw.ca, www.langleyriders.com 25 TCSC ANNUAL GYMKHANA , Eagle Creek Rodeo Grounds, Burns Lake BC, Marla 250-692-4295, http://tcsaddleclub.webs.com

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 25 SMOKIN’ BRITCHES HERITAGE CIRCUIT Open Western Horse Show, Raymore SK, Gina 306-835-2277, slickforkranch@sasktel.net 25 TRT FUN POKER RIDE , Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Darlene 250-309-3544, www.timberridgetrails.com 25 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Horsemanship Clinic, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 25-26 GYMKHANA/HORSE SHOW, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops BC, Michelle 250-574-0740, www.pinetreeridingclub.com 25-26 CRC ENGLISH H/J / FLAT SHOW, TBA, Chilliwack BC, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca, Sharon 604-847-9404 25-26 TRAIL RIDE AT THE HUMMINGBIRD, west of Rocky Mt. House AB, Keith 403-843-3293, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 25-26 CHRISTINE COLLINS CLINIC , Legacy Ridge, Ardrossan AB, www.albertawesternstyledressage.com 25-26 INTRO to TELLINGTON TTOUCH, Icelandic Horse Farm, Vernon BC, Robyn 250-545-2336, ttouch@shaw.ca, www.ttouch.ca 25-26 YOUTH CLINIC/CAMP, hosted by Horse Association of Central Kootenay, Nelson BC, info or programs 250-359-7097 25-27 FOUNDATION HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Fawn Anderson, Revelstoke BC, www.selkirksaddleclub.ca, Kim 250-814-1007 25-27 DRESSAGE & HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Catherine Clinckemaillie, Clinton BC, 250-459-7772, www.Frenchclassicaldressage.ca 25-29 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Excel 4-day Clinic, Edmonton (Ardrossan) AB, 971-533-6114, www.horseteacher.com 26 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training Horsemanship Clinic, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 26-Aug 1 1 WEEK LOG CABIN BUILDING COURSE , Chilcotin Holidays, Gold Bridge BC, www.chilcotinholidays.com 26-Aug 1 YOUTH HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (Beginners), AP Guest Ranch, Merritt BC, 250-378-6520, www.apguestranch.com 29 DAWN FERSTER & Damarhe Training, Mtn. Trail, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, 250-808-0738, damarhetraining@gmail.com 31-Aug 3 HORSEMANSHIP FOR ADULTS, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake BC, Janice Jarvis 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 31-Aug 3 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Excel 4-day Clinic, Cochrane Ag Centre AB, 971-533-6114, www.horseteacher.com


1-3 JODY HARTSTONE CLINIC (Equitation Science), Salmon Arm BC, Emily 250-804-3712, emcorrie@yahoo.com 3-4 DR. ANDREW MCLEAN Lecture & Clinic, Kamloops BC, www. eventbrite.ca or TJ 250-819-7913 5-8 INT’L SOCIETY FOR EQUITATION SCIENCE CONFERENCE , at UBC & Southlands, Vancouver BC, www.ises2015vancouver.com 6-9 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Excel 4-day Clinic, Fort Macleod Fairgrounds AB, 971-533-6114, www.horseteacher.com 7-8 LADIES WELLNESS/RETREAT, Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Darlene 250-309-3544, www.timberridgetrails.com 7-8 CARIBOO PLATEAU Competitive Trail & Endurance Ride, 108 Mile House BC, Joanne 250-456-7320, www.bcctra.ca 7-9 PRAIRIE GYPSY VANNER Horse Evaluations & Show, Moose Jaw SK, Jackie.johnson@sasktel.net, Evaluation www.vanners.org 8 CARIBOO PLATEAU ENDURANCE & CTR , 108 Mile BC, Joanne, joannemacaluso@bcit.ca or visit www.erabc.com 8 DESERT PARK HORSE RACING , Osoyoos BC, 250-495-8181, www.desertpark.net 8 CRC SHOW, Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca, Sharon 604-847-9404 8-9 BACK TO BASICS AQHA & ALL BREED SHOW, Cowichan Exh. Grds. Duncan BC, Andrea bonnyslass@gmail.com, entries bcqha.com

BC LITTLE BRITCHES RODEO, Fairgrounds, Armstrong BC, Skye 8-9 hamminghol@telus.net or www.bclbra.org 8-9 COCHRANE SHOW (Nat’l Awards Show), www.albertawesternstyledressage.com 9 CRC GYMKHANA , Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca, Sharon 604-847-9404 9 ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Tracey tracey8s@shaw.ca, www.langleyriders.com 9 VDRC GYMKHANA & FUN GAMES DAY, Vernon District Riding Club, Vernon BC, www.vernonridingclub.com 9-15 1 WEEK WILDERNESS GUIDE SCHOOL , Chilcotin Holidays, Gold Bridge BC, www.chilcotinholidays.com 9-15 YOUTH HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (Advanced), AP Guest Ranch, Merritt BC, 250-378-6520, www.apguestranch.com 10-14 5 DAY REFINEMENT CAMP w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna BC, Paul tfcpauldufresne@gmail.com, 250-317-7725 12 CFHA INSPECTION TOUR , Armstrong BC, www.canadianfriesianhorse.ca, Christiana 250-306-5351 12-18 YOUTH HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (Intermediate), AP Guest Ranch, Merritt BC, 250-378-6520, www.apguestranch.com 14-15 MANGALARGA MARCHADOR Inspection & Clinic w/Kate Barcelos DVM, Penticton BC, Dana 1-888-492-8225 14-16 HOT AUGUST HOOVES, Horse Assoc. of Central Kootenay, Dressage, TREC, Eng/West & In Hand, Nelson BC, 250-359-7097 14-16 CLASSICAL, NATURAL VAQUERO FOUNDATION Horsemanship w/ Fawn Anderson, Nelson BC, 250-505-5270, www.fawnanderson.com 15-16 GYMKHANA/HORSE SHOW, Pine Tree Riding Club, Kamloops BC, Michelle 250-574-0740, www.pinetreeridingclub.com 15-16 TEES LONGEARS DAYS, Tees AB, Tees Rodeo Grounds, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 15-16 SPARKLE AND SPURS SHOW, Amberlea Meadows. Updates at EAADA - Edmonton Area Alberta Dressage Association 15-20 EDMONTON, AB, Learn equine massage therapy - Certification course, Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, www.equinerehab.ca 16 JUMPING SHOW, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Alicia alicia_pel@hotmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 16 FUN DAY (10 am start), Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277 16 AERC SCHOOLING SHOW, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 16-22 1 WEEK TOURISM MANAGEMENT COURSE , Chilcotin Holidays, Gold Bridge BC, www.chilcotinholidays.com 17-20 HORSEMANSHIP CAMP (Intermediate), Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake BC, Janice 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 18 WTBOA YEARLING & MIXED SALE , Emerald Downs, Auburn WA, 253-288-7878, www.wtboa.com 19-23 PARELLI NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Fawn Anderson, Level 3/4 Camp, Nelson BC, Heather 250-505-5270 21-23 CDN NAT’L ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO SHOW & Fiesta, Olds AB, 250-359-7740, www.paalh.com 21-23 DRESSAGE & HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Catherine Clinckemaillie, Clinton BC, 250-459-7772, www.Frenchclassicaldressage.ca 22 DESERT PARK HORSE RACING , Osoyoos BC, 250-495-8181, www.desertpark.net 22 GAMES, Langley Riders Society, Langley BC, Ngaire(Ny-ree)  ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 22 ALBERTA WISH RIDE , Taber AB, Register online at www.albertawishride.ca 22 COUNTRY/WESTERN MUSIC JAMBOREE , AP Guest Ranch, Merritt BC, 250-378-6520, www.apguestranch.com

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Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS

DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-838-2250, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 9/15

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

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150


www.choicehotels.ca/cn235 • Chilliwack, BC 5/16 4/15



Authentic Wilderness Experience

Ph: 250.238.2274 • Fx: 250.238.2241 • www.chilcotinholidays.com



Tired of tying & un-tying knots?

D Rings & Snap fix that, now just...

arena maintenance

Load, Snap & Go!

Building Riding Rings

Footing is the Key!

For Private, Public or Professional Arenas Jack Polo 604-467-5616 or 604-341-1409 mrec@shaw.ca 9/15

20 years experience serving the Fraser Valley

Available in Mini & Half bale net sizes.

1-844-326-6387 • www.econets.ca


EQUINE WELLNESS & DIGESTIVE SUPPORT (Interior BC & online) 250.368.2002 www.littleoasisequine.com Products and support for equine digestive health. 3/16



BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS David Beerstra Trucking, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 10/15 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch WWW.REIMERSFARMSERVICE.COM (BC Interior) 1-855-737-0110 or 250260-0110. Bulk & Bagged Shavings, 4x4x4 Totes, Sawdust, Bark Mulch 7/16 WILLEMS FOREST PRODUCTS, 4289 Hwy 6, Lumby, BC, 250-547-2289 Bark Mulch, Shavings, Sawdust, Lumber, Beams, Firewood 2/16

NATURAL & HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE FOR HORSES Cloverdale Pharmasave 5778-176A Street, Surrey BC, 604-576-2888 www.CloverdaleWellness.com 8/15

BOARDING/RETIREMENT DREAMSCAPE RANCH (Kamloops) 250-372-2928 and Bed & Bales. Horse Heaven for final years. Rehab available. www.dreamscaperanch.com 10/15




Hansi’s EquinE sports tHErapy * Massage * Healing Touch * Craniofacial * Structural Balance * Acupressure * Magnet Therapy * Saddle Fit ~ Now accepting K-9 clients ~ Hands on for Health (C.E.S.T) ~ 778-378-0460 9/15

Hand-made Cowboy Boots in Stock sizes & Made to Measure A Quality Boot for a Reasonable Price! 250-373-0065 www.facebook.com/ThompsonRiverBoots


camping with horses WWW.HIDDENVALLEYRUSTICHORSECAMP.COM (Merritt BC) 250-378-1848 Creekside Camping w/Corrals, Miles of marked trails, min. to new Cidery 7/15

JEFFREY R. KELLY EQUINE SERVICES (Alberta) 403-993-0269 8/15 www.jeffreyrkelly.com Equine Dentistry, Sheath Cleaning, Horsemanship DVD’s. SHUKANAGAN EQUINE DENTISTRY SERVICE (Interior of BC) since 2000. Owned/Operated by Lennie Thurgood, DVM, 250-832-2084 7/15

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Business Services FACILITY RENTALS

FEED DEALERS MARA LUMBER HOME BLDG., (Hwy 33, Kelowna) 250-765-2963 Otter Co-op Feeds, Building and Farm Supplies 6/16 FEncing 130MILERANCH.COM (Cariboo) 250-644-7200 Corrals, Gates, Panels, Bale Feeders 9/15


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


Custom built and installed to your needs

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

Alan Cossentine, Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 alc@cffence.com • www.cffence.com


www.fixitrenovations.ca Vibrating Post Pounding, Excavating, Renovations, Call Hans at 250-804-6662 (Okanagan/BC Interior) 4/16 FARRIERS & SUPPLIES



3/16 5/16

GUEST RANCHES DREAMSCAPE GUEST RANCH (Kamloops) 250-372-2928 and Bed & Bales. Bring your own Horse; a la carte packages. www.dreamscaperanch.com 10/15 WWW.MEADOWSPRINGS.COM (70 Mile House near Green Lake) 250-4562425 Rental cabins, working ranch, BYO horse - endless riding. 12/15 WWW.TODMOUNTAINRANCH.COM (Heffley Creek BC) 1-877-488-8881 Unique hands on, all inclusive horseback riding vacations 10/15 Harness manufacturing

Aaron Martin Harness Ltd.

okanagan SCHOOL OF NATURAL HOOF CARE www.oksnhc.com 250-8697861, 6 day trimming certification program, private and group clinics. 11/15 SCOTT LIVINGSTONE FARRIER SERVICE (North Okanagan) 12/15 250-550-7495 ~ Certified AFA Journeyman, 30 years experience FEED DEALERS

Order Line 1-800-367-0639 or 519-698-2754 Quality Canadian made Harness ~ Pioneer Dealer info@aaronmartin.com www.aaronmartin.com




ASHCROFT IRLY BLDG CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Coop Dealer and Pet Foods, www.ashcroftirly.com 5/16




COUNTRY CORNER SUPPLIES (Summerland BC) 250-494-3063 Proform Dealer, Farm & Pet Food Supplies, Farm Gates & Fencing 6/16 CHAMPION FEED SERVICES – For All Your Feed & Farm Supplies! Barrhead • Grande Prairie • Westlock, www.championfeeds.com 9/15

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Business Services INSURANCE


EC Ventures


778-257-5207 • ecballventures@gmail.com

Building Trust, Respect & Confidence

Solve Insurance Services Inc. 250-861-3777


photographers Rein-beau images, (Bridge Lake/Interlakes, Cariboo) 250-593-4139 Animal Photography, reinbeau@bcwireless.com 12/15


Used for training purposes to encourage a horse’s curiosity & play-drive


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ROCKY CREEK HILL (BC) 855-295-8825, Treeless Saddles, Bitless Bridles & more, Worldwide Shipping, www.RockyCreekHill.com 8/15 Your BEST Source for Pre-owned Equipment & Clothing for Horse & Rider


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The most Eclectic Store in the Shuswap for over 22 years! Great Gifts for Horse, Dog & Cat Lovers and the Whole Family! We specialize in Ladies Fashions. Piccadilly Place Mall, Salmon Arm BC ~ 250-832-1149 Bonnie 9/15


SADDLEMAKERS & REPAIRS CARIBOO SADDLERY (Williams Lake) Mark Denny 250-392-3735 Over 30 years of Custom Saddles and Leather Repairs 9/15 COLDSTREAM LEATHER CORNER (North Okanagan) 250-275-6224 7/15 Saddlemaker, Western Tack Repairs & Custom, www.leathercorner.com COSSENTINE SADDLERY (South Okanagan ) 250-490-5662 Repairs, Custom Made Saddles, Unique Leather Creations, www.cossentinesaddlery.com 8/15 FRINGE WESTERN WEAR & LEATHERWORK (Merritt BC) 604-768-6580 Specializing in Custom Made Chaps. See us on Facebook. 8/15 LEATHER MARK SADDLERY (Maple Ridge) 778-994-1580. Custom English, Western Saddles & Tack, Repair & Restore, Saddle Fitting. 8/15 R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 2/16 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@telus.net

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TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS ALL ‘Round Outfitters for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver, BC) 250-498-4324 Located in Sears in the Oliver Place Mall 4/16 DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 4/16 HCBC 2010 Business of the Year

TRIPLE L TROPHIES & ENGRAVING (Quesnel) 250-992-9317 10/15 New & Used Tack, Custom Leatherwork & Repair, Gifts & Engraving WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Portable Fencing 10/15 TRAILER REPairs PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. www.petersentrailers.ca 12/15 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (Vernon) 250-308-8980 Fax: 250-542-5373 RV’s to Horse Trailers, Parts, Trailer Brake Specialist 3/16 TRAILER SAles CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, www.cummings.ca 6/16 KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, Kittequipment.com 9/15 REIMER RANCHING SUPPLIES (Vanderhoof BC) 250-567-8590 Dealers for Exiss/Sooner, Maverick, Royal T, Charmac Trailers, wwwreimerranching.com 5/16

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OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 The best source for all your event and award ribbons! www.ribbonsonline.net, ribbons@xplornet.com 6/16

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TRAINERS/coaches Birgit Stutz, Chris Irwin Gold Cert. Trainer/Coach, www.fallingstarranch.ca Training/Lessons/Clinics/Mentorships, Dunster, BC, 250-968-6801 4/16 www.saddleup.ca • 59

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 Trail Riding/Packing/Training Clinic & Complete Guides Program    Great Horses - Excellent Price - Certificate - Employment Opportunity

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CARLWOODSPERFORMANCEHORSES.COM (Kelowna) 250-808-1486, Pleasure, Reining, Roping, Cowhorse, Colts Started, Farrier Service, 8/15



CHRISTA MIREMADI HORSEMANSHIP (Aldergrove) 604-856-2967 Training. 11/15 Problem Solving, Starting, Lessons, Clinics. www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com CINDY KIRSCHMAN (Okanagan) 250-547-9277, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 3/16

Dana Hokana Quarter Horses P.O. Box 893369 - Temecula. CA 92589

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MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) 250-295-4329, Clinics throughout BC, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Mountain Trail & Driving, www.mwsporthorses.com 3/16 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, www.sandylang.ca 10/15 TRANQUILLEFARMS.COM (Okanagan) Lorraine Pelletier, EC Certified Coach & Trainer, Therapeutic & Rehabilitation Centre. All disciplines. 250-999-5090 2/16


DRESSAGE WITH LIGHTNESS (Clinton BC), www.frenchclassicaldressage.ca Lessons, Clinics, Horse Training, Catherine Clinckemaillie 250-459-7772 5/16 JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses® www.JonathanField.net, 1-888-533-4353 5/16 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLEs (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. www.lpperformancehorses.com 2/16

ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL (Williams Lake 250-392-5510) (Quesnel 250-7473053) Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan 9/15 DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. www.dcvet.ca 7/16 DEEP CREEK VET SERVICES Drs. Baker & Cienciala. Small animals & horses. North Okanagan 250-833-8585, deepcreekvet@gmail.com, www.deepcreekveterinary.com 9/15 HERMEN GEERTSEMA EQUINE SERVICES “Striving for excellence in Veterinary care.” 604-857-5432 or 1-888-858-5432, www.geertsema.ca 5/16 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VET Clinic 250-374-1486 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Robert Mulligan, Heather Pedersen 11/15 OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM & Grant Scott DVM, Dipl., ACVS, Board Cert. Equine Surgeon. 7/16 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099  3/16 Drs. Alex Wales, Susan Wales and Jessica Wales SHUSWAP VETERINARY CLINIC, (Salmon Arm) 250-832-6069  6/16 Equine, Bovine, Canine and Feline, www.shuswapvet.com THREE VALLEYS VET SERVICES (BC’s Southern Interior) Dr. David Ward Full equipped equine/bovine mobile, 250-497-6127 or 250-809-8807 2/16

Stallions and Breeders Appaloosacentre.com 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 4/16 BOWERBANKQUARTERHORSES.COM (Burns Lake, BC) 250-692-3825 SS: Zip Zappen Cool, AQHA/APHA, Grandson of Zippo Pine Bar 2/16 CHERRYCREEKCANADIANS.CA (Kamloops, BC) 250-828-2076 2/16 E-mail: cdnhorse@telus.net, or https://www.facebook.com/cherrycreekcanadians DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Enderby BC) 250-838-0908 10/15 SS: DD Pacha Ulixes, Bay, 15HH, Henryville/Viger lines, www.canadianhorse.info


APHA/PtHA Tobiano Stallion, 100% Colour Guarantee Find him on Facebook or www.thehuntsman.info Call 250-378-2346, kellybrookallen@hotmail.com 11/15


FAIRVIEW ARABIAN STUD (Okanagan Falls) 250-497-6127 SS: World Class Crabbet Bloodlines, www.fairviewarabianstud.com 2/16 GNR MORGANS (Chase BC) 250-679-1175 www.gnrmorgans.com SS: DM Teacher’s Top Mark, Blk, 14.3, “Live the Adventure of the Morgan” 60 • Saddle Up • July 2015


ICELANDIC HORSES AT TOLT AWAY FARM (Enderby BC) 250-838-0234 Sales, Stud Service, Lessons, Tack, WWW.TOLTAWAY.COM 7/15 JW QUARTER HORSES INC. (Barrhead AB) 780-674-3446 Top Quality Horses for Sale, www.jwquarterhorsesinc.com 7/16 OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 11/15 SS: Breeding AQHA / NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy WWW.ROPERFORMANCEHORSES.COM (Vanderhoof) 250-567-4269 SS: AQHA & APHA Stallions, Sales, Training, Clinics 6/15 SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style. 8/15 WILDWOOD RANCHES Reg’d Quarter Horses (OK Falls, BC) 250-497-8452 SS: Standing an own son of Frenchmans Guy. www.wildwoodranches.org 11/15 HCBC 2010 Business of the Year


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MISTY MEADOWS Located in Pritchard, 35 km of 4-lane freeway on TCH east of Kamloops BC. 22.5 acre Equestrian Property with Architect designed 3 bed, 2 full baths, 2,400 sq. ft. home. Immaculate condition with continuous updating. 4 stall barn with hay loft, water and electricity. Fenced 70 x 180 sand riding ring, and 6 fenced pastures. First domestic and irrigation rights on Desmond Brook. Full landscaped yard. Move in ready!

AQhA/NFQh Grullo & blue Roan Package deals available

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$675,000 • Property information and photo gallery available www.Propertyguys.com/50343. For more info contact: 250-577-3305 (Pritchard BC) 7/15 mistymeadowspritchard@gmail.com

“Selling only BCAC ranch raised and trained family friendly Appaloosas” 8/15



1.866.546.9922 RIVER BREEZE Registered 2010 ApHCC Gelding Calm confident trail horse suited to most levels of rider. Easy to catch, stands tied, loads and trailers well, and good with other horses. A must try at $4,500 Others also available at www.appaloosacentre.com

Stallions and Breeders .....cont’d

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3Winds Ranch

(Roblyns Fancy Cat x Renner`s Black Beauty) This fantastic Section A Welsh Stallion will be standing his Introductory Year at Twin Acres Farm and Huber’s Welsh Pony & Cob Farm in 70 Mile House BC.

TW Sunsation

1994 Palomino Tobiano APHA Stallion

Peps Smart Quixote

2015 STUD FEE: $500

2000 Chestnut AQHA Stallion Smartest Little Pep/daughter Doc Quixote

Call Kathy at 250-456-7462 or Ken 250-456-6050

2004 Palomino / Blanket Appaloosa Stallion by 5x ApHCC Champion Horses for Sale/Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-5397; 3winds@telus.net

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REG’D ANGLO ARABIAN GELDING 7 years old, 15.3HH, handsome bay. Just completed two months of professional training and ready to go to his forever home. Loves attention and aims to please. Wonderful all around horse. Excellent potential for 4-H, Hunter and/or Western Pleasure prospect. $2,800 250-497-8914, e-mail:  kdagneau@me.com (Okanagan Falls BC)

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Near Chase, between Kamloops and Salmon Arm, close to Shuswap Lake. The fenced and x-fenced 50 acres contains pasture, hayfields, wooded areas, riding ring, barn w/hay storage and 2 box stalls, 3-horse loafing shed, 2 vehicle carport and insulated shop, chicken house and runs, and other storage buildings. Suitable for horses, cattle or sheep. Ride to crown land trails and 2 indoor arenas. Updated 3 bedroom house is on school bus route and includes office, large main bathroom, rec room, cold room, and full-size cellar off basement, new flooring and roof. There is cell service, satellite high-speed wireless internet and television. More photos on request. $698,000 Linda Haas 250-679-3557 (Chase BC) E-mail: lindahaas@xplornet.com



5 acres with lovely 3 bedroom home and only 10 minutes to Parksville. Gorgeous 200 x 70’ covered arena. Separate barn with 8 stalls. Lots of good water. Priced to sell at $860,000

Executive Home on beautiful acreage at Owl Ridge Estates in Pemberton BC. Excellent value, turnkey 5 acre property, quiet cul-de-sac location, quality construction, lots of updates, backs onto Crown Land. Immaculate main home, deluxe barn facility, detached garage w/suite above. Great water, 3,000 sq. ft. patio, a/c, fenced, fully landscaped, irrigation, out of flood plain, 30 minutes to Whistler and only 2 hours to Vancouver. Rare opportunity - too much to list!

Call 250-248-9807 (Parksville BC) Or e-mail brendav9807@gmail.com

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Wonderfully updated 4 bed, 3 bath log home on flat 8.6 acre horse farm. Windows and doors have been updated, as well as a newer H/E furnace, central A/C, water softener and tin roof. Property is fenced and x-fenced with 1 acre pasture and 7 acre hay field (grass/alfalfa mix). 130x100’ riding arena, 4 stall barn w/hay storage, well planned out paddocks w/ connecting 6’ wide gates, 35x30’ garage w/10’ doors, heated workshop & 10x20’ heated chicken coop. More photos and info on our website.

RARELY OFFERED 3.5 ACRES SITUATED ON TROUT CREEK This 2-storey walk-out style 3,000+ sq. ft., 5 bdrm, 3 bath home has 2 kitchens, 2 laundry rooms, and a detached 25x40 heated/insulated shop w/ water. Home and shop have dual fuel heating system (outdoor wood furnace & back up propane), keeps heating costs low. Detached 3-car carport with well house, fenced yard for dogs and set up for horses. Located along the Trans Canada Trail, hiking, biking, riding and more right at the door, on a school bus route and 12 min. to downtown Summerland. $547,500 MLS ® 152519 & 153520 133 Kettle Place, Summerland BC ADRIENNE FOGGO • 250-809-6322 Royal Lepage Parkside Realty www.okanagan-properties.com


North okaNagaN horse ProPerty Perhaps the best value and most affordable horse acreage in the North Okanagan. Only 2.19 acres but extremely well set up and well utilized. Terrific rail fencing and x-fencing, with ample gates throughout. 60x90’ arena, 50’ round pen, shelters with attached paddock, tack room, workroom, large hay storage and more. Nicely renovated 2 bedroom home with full concrete foundation and basement. Flat, fully fenced, child and pet safe rear yard with deck and patio. Good well. Fabulous location and lifestyle with recreation right at your doorsteps, easily accessible to Crown land with numerous quiet lakes. Rural and private, on school bus route and only 30 min. from either Vernon or Armstrong. More info at our website. $337,000 MLS ® 10095924 • 503 Six Mile Creek Road Vernon BC DON DEFEO 250-558-8762 Defeo & Associates, Re/Max Vernon www.vernonrealestate.com

$699,500 MLS ® 10099688 9759 Springfield Road, Coldstream BC DON DEFEO 250-558-8762 Defeo & Associates, Re/Max Vernon www.vernonrealestate.com



Complete turn-key horse boarding operation including 2 residences. 11 stall barn with individual paddocks, and numerous additional paddocks with shelters. Covered and lit all weather 60 x 120’ riding arena, 2 round pens, as well as outbuildings for hay and shavings. Main family home is 4 bedrooms and nicely updated, 2nd residence is a one bedroom and den. Loads of water. Quiet location on no thru-road in Armstrong. Call or e-mail for private viewing.

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Offered at $619,900 MLS ® #10098888

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2 WELL-BRED REGISTERED Peruvian Paso Horses. 1 ‘Show Class’ Stallion and 1 Broodmare. Ready to breed. Prefer to sell together at $4,500 firm. 250-269-7490 (Edgewood BC)

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HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 9/15 Miscellaneous

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Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles The Leather Lady Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: deboersherri2@gmail.com Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 5/16

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