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From the Editor… Features Andalusians TFC - Endotapping Dana Hokana - Presentation Equine Biosecurity Move That Horse! Canada/US Dream a Second Chance Horse Sense for Happy Trails Gary Hunt Horsemanship Bringing Your New Horse Home

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Back Country Horsemen of BC


BC Cutting Horse Assoc.


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Now for something totally un‘horsey’ - I just came back from the Annual Elvis Tribute Festival in Penticton. This is their 9th year (and my 4th), 26 Tribute Artists, 2 Headliners, 2 indoor venues and 3 outdoor venues - what a great time. Here I am with Finalist Corny Rempel from Steinbach, Manitoba. (Sorry fellow Elvinos, had to cut you out of the photo - hope you understand). Photo courtesy of Elspeth Manning. We have a very busy July issue for you - I hope you enjoy the variety of reading! And club news is pouring in... at an unbelievable pace. Remember... short and sweet... and keep it neat (please). The HST tax has kicked in as of July 1st, unfortunately we too have to add on 12% to any subscriptions or ad pricing. Also available Digitally!


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Breeders Arrow Valley Farm Andalusians

Tatlow Ridge Ranch Smithers, BC

Breeding Andalusians and Aztecs

Anne and Blair Volansky



RR#1 Ferret Rd Edgewood, BC, V0G 1J0 Phone/Fax: 250-269-7476 Email:

2004 Grey Purebred (Regalatto De Alcazar x Spruceview Mulan)

Tulio (in photo) 2006 Grey Purebred (Regalatto De Alcazar x Spruceview Mulan) For more info contact:

Jack De Coteau 250-847-2663 • Cell: 778-210-0170 •

Cover Feature Standing at XTC ANDALUSIANS for breeding season only

Pure and Part-bred Andalusians for Sale Some in training; All Colours!


(Guarapo x Danzarina) Reserve National Champion Canada Stallion 2008 & 2009, Best Movement Awards, Reserve National Western Pleasure YOUTH and more. The Conformation, Substance, Movement, Aptitude, Attitude and HEART to excel at all disciplines with all ages and levels of skill riders!

FOR SALE: 2010 Registered Iberian Warmblood/Azteca Filly Beautiful long legged Sorrel Filly sired by LORENZO, will have an unbelievable smooth ride with great extension. Make your Palominos from this girl, NO GREYING factor. Great pedigree! Sure to be noticed in future show arenas in most ANY discipline/area; as well as being enjoyed on the trails. See more on our website. $2,500.

LORENZO’s first 3 generations are filled with International Champions... Sire: Guarapo, is the Champion of Champions in USA. LORENZO’s Grand Sire: Genil, is the Champion of Champions in Spain and Mexico. One of his Grand Dams is Intrusa II, an Escalera Andalusian mare from the prestigious farm of Maria Fernando de la Escalera in Spain; known for their exceptionally functional Andalusians. LORENZO’s Dam: Danzarina (by Navarre GF), is currently being shown in Dressage. Both this dam and her sire are standing over 16.3H. Navarre was National Champion Stallion in ‘97, National Reserve Champion in ‘95 and is undefeated in all class Best Movement Awards. Navarre was sired by Theodora; the only stallion to capture the National Crown of both America and the International Andalusian Associations. Navarre’s Dam: Ladina, was the International Association’s National Champion Mare as well as Performance Champion. LORENZO’s maternal Grandmother: Abril, is a Spanish mare that produced several Dressage horses; one named Gabriela is the National Reserve Champion Mare for 2006. Being trained and shown by Burgi Rommel in Surrey, Canada

Contact: Cecilia McCroskey 508-218-7811 National Champion Andalusian Show, Chilliwack Heritage Park, July 23-25

Free Fiesta of the Royal Horse, Sat. 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. Featuring Olympic Equestrian Leslie Reid and Mystique’s Manolete, TFC Paul Dufresne and Marion Weisskopff Musical Freestyle, Pas de Deux, Haute Ecole, Traditional Costume Stunts Family Entertainment, Silent Auction Bid on a 4-year-old registered 1/2 Andalusian Colt out of Mystique’s Manolete; donated by Valhalla Andalusians,

Event info: Bette-Lyn 604-886-9600 or • 5



Join the Andalusians and Experience the Fiesta by Tara McWilliams


he Pacific Association of the Andalusian & Lusitano Horse (PAALH) invites everyone to share in the fun at the 2010 show. The Canadian Show will take place on July 22 and the National Championship Show on July 23-25. Andalusians from Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest region of the USA will assemble at the Chilliwack Heritage Park, a short 20 minutes from the border and easily accessible from all points. PAALH shows offer something for everyone, from Dressage to Jumping, Doma Vaquera, as well as English, Western, and other disciplines including the ancient art of Classical Dressage. Our Saturday evening Spanish Fiesta is famous for its equestrian extravaganza playing to a packed house. It begins at 7:00 p.m. and you need to come early if you want a seat as the crowd always exceeds the seating capacity and there is standing room only. Among the Fiesta’s highlights, will be a stunning Dressage performance by Canadian Olympic equestrian Leslie Reid riding Mystique’s Manolete (Pan Am Games Candidate showing 4th Level +). Training for Courage clinician Paul Dufresne will perform Garrocha on his stallion, Mystique’s Padrino. Garrocha is a method Maintaining the Foundation for testing young fighting bulls Excellence of the Andalusian Horse in Spain and Mexico but has also evolved into an art form of its own. Mystique’s Manolete Later, Paul will combine Classical 2003 PRE Stallion • 2009 Canadian National Grand Dressage with entertaining stunts. Champion Sr. Stallion and Also featured will be an Multiple Grand Championships electrifying musical freestyle in performance. • Gold Medal Best Movement by Marion Weisskopff’s stallion • Currently in training with Tribuno; plus a musical Pas de Deux Olympian Leslie Reid as an by Linda deWilde and Toni Mueller. Olympic calibre, Pan Am Games candidate showing 4th Level +.

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Estampa MA

Multiple US and Canadian National Championships

Foals, Weanlings and Young Horses for Sale Champion Stud Services

(Mystique’s Manolete & VMF Agosto)

US National Champion Mares (Estampa MA and Inez VW)

* Breeding * Training * Showing

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Silver Mist Farms PRE Andalusian Horses - Stock for Sale - Stallion Service - Excellent Movement - Top Champion Lineage - Fantastic Minds -

Julie & Michael Palanica

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Would you like to breed your Own Horse of Kings? Regrettably Offered For Sale due to personal medical issues

Vinero KDW

2007 Andalusian Stallion Imported from Texas and has his passport from Spain. Playful, smart, absolutely stunning dark bay. Will mature over 16hh, excellent bone. One of the finest bred stallions in Canada. Sire is Heroe MAC, imported from the Cardenas stud in Spain. Dam Olimpica D is a full sibling to Imperioso D from the Denham Ranch in Texas. Big movement - bred for Dressage. More info on web site. $22,000 price neg. with retained breedings.

WR Miakoda

2004 Half Andalusian Mare Double registered. Broke to ride, and has been in clinics with Doug Mills. She is a big solid mare standing 15.2hh. Colt is ¾ Andalusian out of Vinero; she can be re-bred for 2011 if purchased before the end of July. She is very sweet and has a laid back attitude. No injuries, no problems with foaling, excellent mother, no vices. Asking $8,000 obo. Contact: Rick and Donna Hilgersom 250-827-3381

Breeders of Purebred Spanish Andalusian Horses Standing National Champion Stallion


Foals for Sale

ALSO: Kids Summer Riding Camps and Riding Lessons here every Friday... now through September. Space still available.

Todd and Sheila Wardman 250-675-3141 6028 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay, BC V0E 1T0

Heritage Andalusians

Arrow Ciclón 2005 16HH PRE Andalusian Stallion

Ciclón, sired by Arrow Verono, 2008 USDF Horse of the Year First Level Dressage for the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse. Ciclón is extremely elegant, with an incredible work ethic! Evident in his accomplishments at a young age! Debuting with great success in 2008 Dressage and Open show rings, winning multiple Andalusian as well as Open Championships. He truly is an all around sport and performance horse. Ciclón is a proven sire, passing on his outstanding temperament, conformation, movement, colour and class. Arrow Ciclón is a Pure Spanish Horse (PRE) Registered with PRE Mundial and the IAIHA We have some great prospects for sale, colts and fillies of several ages. We invite anyone interested to come and take a look! They are of breeding and performance quality. Please call ahead to make an appointment. Dean & Sally Handley 2495 Samuelson Road, Sicamous BC 250-836-2203 •

Quality PRE Spanish Horses For Sale

Amateurs and Professionals are riding offspring by Mareo and winning in Open Dressage Competitions.

• Mareo: 16 yr old Bay PRE Stallion, Dressage trained. High Point Performance Horse - 2004 Canadian Andalusian Show. • Sierra Rose: 6 yr old dark Bay PRE Mare, 16.2HH, proven broodmare. Sired by Kianto. • Mateo: 2008 Grey PRE Colt. Inscribed, presently 16+HH, (Mareo x Olympia). • Diamante: 2010 Bay PRE Colt, (Mareo x Sierra).

Olympic Andalusians Charles & Sandra Yonge, Duncan, BC 250-748-5126



Join the Andalusians, cont’d

As part of his repertoire, Cortez II, a wonderful 8-year-old stallion owned by Israel Mendez of Washington, thrills audiences with his Piaffe, a military trot-in-place, originally designed to keep the horses warmed up and ready while waiting on the battlefield but which also

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gave the mounted warrior a psychological advantage. These are but a few of the events slated for Saturday’s Fiesta. Also on Saturday evening is the auction of a magnificent 4-year-old halfAndalusian gelding sired by Mystique’s Manolete and kindly donated by Valhalla Andalusians. Here’s your chance to own the horse of your dreams! There is also a stallion breeding auction and a silent auction with many quality items (not just for horses either!). So consider this your invitation to join us on July 22-25 for fun, education and spectacle where a good time is had by all. Everyone is welcome! Complimentary admission, donations appreciated for the Fiesta of the Royal Horse.

Place your bid on this 4yr old half Andalusian gelding

For further info contact Bette-Lyn 604-886-9600 or visit our web site

Training For Courage

By Paul Dufresne

Endotapping- part 1

In this installment on Endotapping we will cover the first application of this technique to facilitate the emotional well being of the horse. I have studied this technique for some time and consider it to be very useful but mostly thought it appropriate for experienced leads. I have never been more wrong as evidenced in a couple of my clinics in Alberta this spring.


few young gals were having difficulty with stiff, anxious horses. These young, smaller participants were struggling to employ good leadership because of safety issues of potentially being over-powered by their horses. I got them started on softening on the bend and basic yields but these horses needed more attention. Some of my advanced students were auditing and were asked to help. They had experience with Endotapping and used the technique to facilitate the acceptance and well being of these horses. The coolest part was they showed these junior leads how to do it. Too often we think people can’t learn something because they lack experience. Wrong. These young gals understood the basic idea quickly and their horses responded positively shortly thereafter. Needless to say, the following week I changed my clinic format to incorporate this technique from the beginning. I have always believed that if something works to help people and horses get along, regardless of its source, use it! So what is Endotapping? When people watch me tapping a horse with an odd looking whip with a ball on the end, eyes of skeptics light up with a, “Yeah right, hocus pocus” look! In about an hour that skepticism changes to disbelief with lots of eye rubbing! When participants and auditors watch horses that are pushy, stiff, anxiously explosive or implosive find a relaxed state and willingness to try, the changes speak for themselves. Endotapping is a physical stimulation of the horse’s neuromuscular network with a ball whip which causes a neurohormonal release (endorphins would be my guess.) This is further enhanced or facilitated by controlling the bend or shape of the horse. The tapping progressively develops into a cue that can be used any time the horse is anxious. The technique can be successfully applied on large general areas of the body which allows most people, including children or physically challenged, to cause a positive change in the horses. Why is this technique so significant? Quite simply a horse is equipped with a very quick mechanism to get into adrenalin surges any 2 month old colt with very little halter training who has time it has to prepare for flight as a prey animal. Endotapping interrupts the never been tapped before. This is a good start to head fear, excite cycle. Some horses have highly active startle responses, such as down and relaxing. sensitivity to sound, shaking, repeated snorting, irregular breathing, bugeyed, sweating and high headedness. I am sure you have seen such horses, stuck in a cycle of fear. Some horses can discern readily between situations that are threatening or not. Other horses are poorly equipped to deal with our human environment. A horse that is calm is always easier to lead and much safer to be around. My first use of the ball whip is to cause the horse to feel good so it is more likely to understand anything else I try to teach or wish to have it accept without fear. Anytime I find the horse getting worried I tap it and reset the feel good, only progressing once calm has been re-established. For horses that have been abused or simply find it hard to cope around humans, this can be incredibly useful in setting the foundation for a positive experience continued on page 10

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Training For Courage, cont’d without much struggle. If we feel good we will always be more receptive to a new situation or challenge. As a leader this gives something very important and desirable to the horse or a positive emotional state. Endotapping can produce a positive emotional state so teaching can begin; bomb proofing, softer yields, control of the poll, enhancing quality of gaits, walk, trot, canter softness and control, preparing for more complex movements, therapy for rehabilitation from injury or disease or to finish a session.

The process

Start Endotapping on the horse with it standing still. If the horse is unsure and wishes to move, allow it. Restricting it would only reinforce fear of something that it does not understand or cause it to feel trapped. Give pressure on a short lead, asking the horse to bend slightly to the side you are standing. Keep the horse’s eye from looking to the opposite side as this leads to short circuiting the reflex. Tap the horse with the ball whip rhythmically and repetitively beginning with a softer tap (but not so soft that it tickles) then progress to a firmer tap. The first target area with the ball whip is the general area where your leg would hang when riding. Any sort of regular rhythm will work. Changing the rhythm or intensity is a great way to cause the horse to pay attention to you if it gets distracted. Once the horse to starts salivating, chewing and keeping its head down in a relaxed way with soft eyes and loose muscle tone on the face and muzzle ask it to move forward on a circle at a walk. Tap the horse anytime it chooses to travel with its head long and low, loose at the poll. If the horse wants to rush or get anxious affect a mini sweep, open the lead line to start the haunches crossing under.

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Then elevate the lead line so the horse also carries the cross over and bend all the way to the forehand. As it slows, tap it again until it relaxes. Try to do this in a soft jog. Any time the horse gets excited, slow it down or stop, then resume Endotapping to regain the feel good and start again. Later this can also be done at the canter but the walk and trot are a great start.

Endotapping is an incredible asset when bomb-proofing. Any time we

Accepting tarp blowing on him.

introduce a stressor and the horse begins to display signs of anxiety we can diffuse it by tapping the horse to regain the feel good. You could use the advance retreat method but in most cases by diffusing the Tapping to calm while accepting. Going to tarp on anxiousness the horse overcomes trailer which is blowing a bit. such situations quickly. Each horse is different and may be more sensitive to all or some types of stressors. If you have developed very good cues with tapping, in most cases you will speed up the horse’s acceptance of any stimuli. In the follow-up segments on Endotapping, I will discuss the development of softer yields, controlling the poll, gait transitions with softness and balanced control preparing for more complex movements as well as its use in Tapping on circle at relaxed walk. rehabilitation therapy for injury or disease. Endotapping is always a when combined with shape control and great way to end a play or training session Natural Horsemanship, I have found to by getting your partner in a great relaxed be an exceptional way to lead a horse and state. Try tapping in many places all over facilitate a very healthy partnership. its body to see what your horse enjoys. To the best of my knowledge, Paul Dufresne is a writer, performer, Endotapping was developed by J.P. trainer and clinician in Kelowna, BC, who Giacomini. Allen Pogue also uses his educates in Natural Horsemanship, Classical variation. All good trainers and clinicians Arts, Liberty and Circensic Dressage. He teaches people to understand horses and in modify techniques to suit their needs doing so, guides them in creative experiences and the needs of their students, both where the human learns to be an effective, safe human and equine. This technique leader.

Equine ID & Traceability Conference

By Teresa van Bryce, Manager

Horse Industry Association of Alberta

Representatives from national and provincial organizations and breed groups gathered in Calgary on June 7 to share ideas, present issues and discuss solutions for the equine ID system that has become inevitable for our industry.


he conference was presented by the Horse Industry Association of Alberta with funding through the provincial and federal governments’ Growing Forward program. The morning session was opened by a representative from our national governing body, Equine Canada (EC). The Chair of EC’s Equine ID Committee, Ed Kendall, presented their CanEQUID program, the equine node of the Canadian Livestock Traceability System. Through this system, each Canadian equine will receive a lifetime 9-digit code. This number will be connected to information such as animal name, pedigree, registration number, a Cogginsstyle description of the horse and any micro-chip, tattoo or brand information. The 9-digit code will also track movement and horse health. Equine Canada is currently testing the data collection methods to determine the viability of the system for the industry.

The attending breed groups presented information on their registration process and ID systems. Many had similar requirements, including detailed descriptions, DNA testing for breeding stock and in some cases, micro-chipping. All groups expressed concern about any additional costs or complexity that would be associated with a national ID system for horses as some breeders and owners already opt out of registration and transfer processes due to cost. Breed groups also expressed concern about the longevity of electronic technology, feeling that any solution needs to be a long-term, multi-generational product. The provincial equine organizations from Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and Alberta were in attendance. A priority for these groups is creating a system that will work for the large number of recreational horse owners in their membership base and assist these owners in protecting their animals from disease.

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The afternoon session was presented by Mark Pydynowski and Bob Van Schoick of Somark Innovations. Somark has developed a ceramic based ink that reflects radio waves and can therefore be used in identification tattoos for livestock. The tattoo would be like a twodimensional bar code applied anywhere on the horse, through the hair, not visible and could be scanned and read from a distance of 4’. The technology is very new and not yet fully developed or tested on horses but presents a promising alternative to other forms of electronic ID currently available.

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT The Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) LIGHT HORSE DIVISION Has added some classes not listed in the Prize List: IPE TRI-CHALLENGE $1350.00 Must enter all three classes. 1st $300; 2nd $275; 3rd $250; 4th $200; 5th $175; 6th $150. TOTAL FEE: $ 84 (tax included) Includes Entry Fee for all 3 classes: HALTER (Wednesday) - If you have entered the IPE

Tri Challenge please add TC# ___ to your Halter Class entry.

LUNGE LINE (Wednesday) TC 223 - Yearlings TC 224 - 2 Yr Old IN-HAND TRAIL (Thursday) TC 225 - Yearlings TC 226 - 2 Yr Old Info: Call 250-546-9406; or 8/10 • 11

Vancouver Island Memorial Trail Ride Against Cancer By Sue Sheppard Photos by


his will be the 13th year of the Trail Ride Against Cancer. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers and riders. To date we have raised over $170,000. The Silver Spur Riding Club hosts this event with up to 100 equestrians participating annually. The St. Columba Church Men’s Group will provide an excellent breakfast for all. The ride formally known as the Bob Preuss Memorial Trail Ride is in memory of Bob Preuss, a long time volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society in the area and the person who initially had the idea to hold a trail ride. Sadly, Bob died in 2002. This year we encourage all of the participants to remember friends and family members lost to cancer and share memories of these special people. Bring a photo of a loved one affected to add to our permanent memory board. We are having a social evening and BBQ Friday August 20. The chicken is donated by Whitta Farms and BBQ’d by AA Catering. The Texas BBQ and roast beef is donated by Qualicum Foods. Tickets are available for $5 for riders and $10 for non riders. Early registration is from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. After dinner

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“Equine Education Conference” Hosted by Horse Council BC • January 22 & 23, 2011

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stay for some entertainment on horseback. Camping is available from Friday night. There are two trails for riders to choose from. The River Ride is across Englishman River and through the trails of Top Bridge Regional Park. The second trail is Chuck’s Ridge where riders will get an amazing view! There is also a shorter ride of about 2 hours for those who would prefer less time in the saddle. In addition there is an optional Poker Ride for those who wish to try their luck. Pay $5 for a pre-purchased hand or $10 on the day of ride. Check in begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21st. Riders start heading out at 8:00 a.m. with the last leaving at 10:30 a.m. After the ride enjoy a wonderful burger supplied by White Spot Restaurant, Parksville. You may also make donations and pick up pledge forms at White Spot in Parksville as well as at various feed and tack stores on the Island or from the Canadian Cancer Society. Pre-registration is required by August 4. Once again this year, included in the great prizes from businesses all over the Island is a saddle donated by Buckerfields Country Store which is on display in Parksville. Everyone who can, is encouraged to come together and show what True Horse Power can do for so many lives that may otherwise never have touched a horse. For more info contact Sue Sheppard 250-954-3661 or

Region One AQHA Championships are Coming to Canada! By Gayle Pawley-Wilson 0




17 to 20, will be an AQHA approved show. Come for the points and stay for the awards! More information is available at The 4-H Youth Summer Spectacular, the AQHA Regional Championships and the BC Summer Games equestrian events will all converge during this spectacular week. The American Quarter Horse Association is the world’s largest singlebreed equine registry and membership organization. Today, the Association that was founded in 1940 has registered more than 5 million American Quarter Horses worldwide and has more than 320,000 AQHA members. In BC we have 26,030 registered AQHA horses and many more purebred Quarter Horses that have not yet been registered. The British Columbia Quarter Horse Association (BCQHA) represents over 2900 AQHA members in our Province. North America has been divided into 11 AQHA Regions and British Columbia is in Region One. Check out our website at Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington State are the partnering states in our Region. Each state or province is represented by an AQHA recognized Affiliate, in BC this is BCQHA. Our Region is home to 282,844 registered AQHA horses and we 10 Acres of Excellent Horse Property... represent more than 21,500 members. Stroll the trade fair, take in the clinics, test ride an ... on serene Farleigh Lake Road! This beautiful parcel backs onto crown land with some of the Okanagan’s best riding American Quarter and hiking. Property is cross-fenced into two excellent pastures, has a corral, tack room and a hay/storage barn. The upper field has a 1 bdrm cabin that’s great for those summer nights and camp fires. The 2470 sq.ft. house overlooks Horse and enjoy the the whole valley and lake and is completely private. There are 3 bdrms, 3 baths, a great open floor plan and a large unfinished room that could be a fourth bedroom. Enjoy the views from the massive deck that wraps the front of the social atmosphere home and looks out over the property, valley and lake. 2 water licences, one for domestic, one for irrigation from Farleigh Lake. This home is the country dream; yet only 15 minutes to town! Call for more details. while watching 249 Farleigh Lake Rd, Penticton. $695,000 MLS® 108658 superb championship Contact: Len, Philip & Diane Fox 250-492-2266 competition.

he whole family can attend the AQHA Region One Championships scheduled for Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park July 21 to 25, 2010. This is the first time an AQHA Regional Championship show is being held in Canada! The British Columbia Quarter Horse Association is honoured to be hosting this prestigious event in beautiful Langley deemed the Horse Capital of British Columbia. Included in this event will be a trade fair, educational clinics, charity fundraisers, 4H youth camp, AQHA Test Ride, Regional Championship competition and fun social activities. This competition offers numerous dual approved classes including NCHA, BCCHA, CCHA, NRHA, NRCHA, NSBA plus WCHA approved classes. Exhibitors will be competing for Regional Championship titles with their AQHA and Appendix registered horses in many disciplines including Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Barrel Racing, Heading and Heeling, Trail, Western Pleasure, Ranch Sorting, Hunter Under Saddle and Over Fences, pattern classes and more. Immediately prior to the Regional Championships at the same facility, July

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How to Improve Your Show Ring Presentation By Dana Hokana


ou know the old saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression!” When you and your horse enter the show ring you are speaking loudly without saying a word! You and your horse are showing the judge or judges many things.For example; are you ready for your class, confident or nervous? Have you paid attention to detail? Are you tuned up and

ready to show? Become mindful and pay attention to the details that often make the difference between first and fifth place. The judges only have a few moments to make their decision. Find out the judging standard and rules for your association, judging standard for your event and guidelines that are used to judge by then, honestly assess you and your horse. Where do you fit in with your breed and event standard? Rules are constantly revised so keep abreast of current rules. Many trainers and riders get caught up in their own opinion of what is good and therefore missing the mark. The judges they show to may be trained and guided to a different standard. A great tool is to have someone video you riding to see yourself from the viewpoint of that person in the middle of the arena. Here’s a checklist to make sure when you enter the arena you give your best show ring presentation possible!

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Your appearance

Be clean and neat. Most importantly be neat and orderly. Have your hat shaped and clean. Pay a professional to clean and shape it. Most top horsemen and women take great pride in their hat. You can tell a lot by the shape of a person’s hat. Make sure your clothes are colour coordinated and well matched. Make sure your saddle blanket is clean and neat and covers the pad underneath the blanket. Make sure the colour of the blanket compliments your outfit. Pin your numbers on straight, neat while being visible to the judge. Make sure your shirt is pressed and tucked in. I feel that women or girls should not wear blouses or shirts that are low cut or revealing. Remember to look professional and represent your breed and event well. Women or girls with long hair neatly put it up in a ponytail or bun. If you have stray hairs hanging down, secure them with hairspray or pins.

Show Ring Presentation, cont’d Make sure your saddle, bridle and bit are clean. If you have any silver, have it clean and polished.

Your horse’s appearance

Make sure your horse is clean and well groomed with no mud, dirt or shavings anywhere visible. Clean your horse’s hooves. For large shows I hoof black or oil my horse’s feet. Mane, forelock and tail should be brushed and the tail cleaned to look full. Wipe your horse’s mouth, nostrils and around the eyes. Fly spray your horse well so that he is not bothered by flies. Use polishing spray to add shine to your horse. If your horse has a long hair coat, apply sparingly as this can make his coat look oily. Tack should be well fitted. Know your association’s rules to be sure your equipment is legal.

Your ride

Sit up tall and confident. Use good posture and horsemanship. Show you care. A rider who is slouched over will detract from the overall appearance. You want to compliment your horse, not to detract from him. Sit square. Don’t twist your upper body or lean toward your rein hand. Be quiet with your hands. Look up and show confidence. When you ride looking down at your horse you give the impression that something is about to go wrong that you will need to fix. Put your hand down, look up and show your horse. Keep breathing. Breathe deep through your diaphragm which will help you to sit back and keep your seat where it belongs. Flow with your horse. Learn to get in rhythm his gaits and move with his movement not against it. You will create a pleasing picture moving in sync with your horse.

Your attitude

Your expressions, mannerisms and body language tell the world your attitude. Your attitude often tells of your expectations and your expectations definitely determine your results. So, attitude is everything. Spend as much time on your attitude as you do on your horse’s grooming, choosing your outfit or practicing your event.

Show confidence. Remember the saying “Fake it until you make it.” Everyone goes through periods when their confidence is low. You won’t move beyond that if you give in to fear or lack of confidence. Coach yourself, speak positively to yourself, encourage yourself. You can do it too! Prepare as well as you can. Knowing you are ready builds confidence.

Practice visualization

Visualize the ride you want to have. Sports psychologists and coaches have proven visualization works. Expect the best. Once you are in the arena you’ve done all you can do, so expect a great ride. We usually get what we expect. Be on time for your class. Be at the back gate ready when your class is called. Often the judges are watching the exhibitors as they are preparing to enter the arena. Let them see you acting positive and confident. Put a good expression on your face as you enter the arena, smile. Be courteous in the ring, don’t just think of yourself. Give other exhibitors room when passing. If a problem arises, handle it smoothly then go back to showing. Be a good sport whether you win or lose. Even the biggest winners have lost their share of classes. Gracefully accept your placing and remember it is just one person’s opinion. Don’t take it too seriously or be too hard on yourself if you don’t have a perfect ride. There is always another day. Don’t give up; keep stretching to a new level. Raise your standard and be the best you can be! Have a great ride! Dana Hokana is one of the top female trainers in the Quarter Horse industry, training Western Pleasure Circuit Champions and Futurity Winners as well as achieving top 10 placings at the AQHA Congress and AQHA World Championship Show. Dana’s video series, The Winning Strides Series, is designed to educate horse owners and riders from the basics to competing at high levels in the show arena. (For contact info see her listing in Business Services under Trainers/ Coaches.)

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Reinin’ In The Spring Sun


By Anna Green

t was the day the sun shone on Reinin’ In The Spring Sun participants. On Saturday May 15 Reiners travelling from Chase, Douglas Lake, Salmon Arm and Kelowna as well as local enthusiasts gathered at Grimshaw Training Stable, Armstrong. It was the first Reining Coaching and Schooling Show hosted by Reinin’ In The Sun (RITS) and a fundraiser for the mid summer event. The morning started under blue skies with the promise of a glorious Okanagan day. Bob Grimshaw instructed the first of three coaching sessions. Bob, with his half century of reining experience, imparted spinning tips to the inaugural student threesome. Next was Carmen Teixeira, Teixeira Performance Stables, Salmon Arm, who provided helpful pointers on how to prepare a horse for one of those spectacular sliding stops that she has skillfully exhibited in her Reining career. The final coach of the morning was Gus Evagelopoulos, Mountainview Training Stable, Armstrong, who presented techniques to make that perfect circle, fast and slow. Gus has demonstrated his winning techniques at many shows across western Canada With the morning coaching sessions and lunch complete, the show portion was underway. Modified and full patterns were offered for competitors to test their preparedness for an actual show day. Judge Ian Trinia Stone and Bob Grimshaw, coach Tipton and scribe

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Jill Hamming both from the Armstrong area provided valuable information and feedback to the Reiners. Kendra Schultz, Douglas Lake Ranch commented, “I had an absolutely wonderful time! What a fun and laid-back way to kick off the Okanagan show Gus Evagelopoulos, coach season, acclimatize to the burning hot interior sun and get some much-needed help with my maneuvers.” Kendra continues, “I was kindly blasted with appropriate threats and tips such as “always demand correctness from my horse and don’t accept anything less.” I was even sent back to the ranch with specific exercises for homework! I’ve been inspired and I’m workin’ on it...” Reinin’ In The Sun is an AQHA, NRHA, PAC, NRCHA approved Kendra Shultz Reining Show held annually at the Armstrong Fair Grounds, this year July 30, 31, August 1. The widely anticipated and successful show begins on Thursday evening July 29 with a ‘Welcome to Participants Brats and Beer’ sponsored by the always-supportive Diana’s Monogramming. Maybe we’ll find you in the bleachers Friday July 30 to enjoy the spectacular horse and cow maneuvers from the Beer Garden. The evening will feature NRCHA, AQHA and RITS Working Cow Horse Classes. The fun and good times including a day of Reining from beginner to professional continue on Saturday. The 3 Year Old Futurity Classes always cause a stir of excitement in anticipation of the skill exhibited by these young horses. The day will be topped off by a specially prepared dinner for spectators and competitors. The event will wrap up on Sunday August 1 after another day of Reining featuring the Derby classes; Non Pro, Rookie Professional and Open. For more information on the show visit where you can register your e-mail to receive show updates. See you there!

International Reining Competition Comes To Chilliwack By Sharon Hall


he Western Canadian Reining Association (WCRA) will host the Canadian World Equestrian Games Qualifier July 16 – 18. Big-name Reiners vying for spots on Canada’s team at this year’s World Equestrian Games (WEG) will converge on Chilliwack July 16 to 18 giving local enthusiasts a rare opportunity to see the best that Canada has to offer in this fast-paced sport. For the first time ever, WEG is being held in North America giving Canadian Reiners an unprecedented opportunity to compete on the world stage with their own horses. Eight riders have qualified for the finals, through a series of competitions held earlier in the year. At those (CRI) competitions, riders needed to earn qualifying scores on any horse to be short listed. To win a place on Canada’s WEG team, competitors must bring the

horse they hope to ride in Kentucky in September. This means that Canadian riders who live and compete in other parts of Canada and in the US will be bringing their “A Team” horses to Heritage Park, where the WCRA will play host to the WEG Canadian Team Selection Finals. The competition will be held in conjunction with WCRA’s annual West Coast Classic, British Columbia’s premier Reining competition. These are the riders looking for that Canadian team spot: Lisa Coulter, Kelowna, BC and Pilot Point, TX Brad Giesbrecht, Swift Current, SK and Pilot Point, TX Duane Latimer, Bienfait, SK and Ardmore, OK Pierre-Luc Phaneuf, Laval, QC Shawna Sapergia, Cochrane, AB Amanda Self, Pritchard, BC

Patrice St-Onge, Valleyfield, QC and Gainesville, TX In 2002 Reining became the first (and still the only) Western discipline to be included in the World Equestrian Games. Canada has made a strong showing in each event since. In 2002 at Jerez, Spain, Team Canada claimed silver and Shawna Sapergia took the Individual bronze medal. In 2006 at Aachen, Germany, Duane Latimer won the Individual Championship and Team Canada took the team silver. Reining is a high-level equestrian discipline that tests the skill and ability of horse and rider in patterns that call for a series of manoeuvres including the sport’s trademark spins and dramatic sliding stops. • 17

Equine Biosecurity, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly By Kevan Garecki

Strangles, Influenza, Contagious Equine Metritis, Rhinopneumonitis, Equine Infectious Anemia, the very terms strike fear into the hearts of horse owners! Even diseases of relatively lesser significance such as flu and strangles can pose vexing challenges, while more serious outbreaks can have rippling effects that extend far beyond just dealing with the disease.


s a commercial carrier I am sometimes called upon to assist in a variety of disease control and other biosecurity measures. Since a responsible professional carrier should always be at the bleeding edge of biosecurity and while this certainly does not make us experts in the field we deploy more comprehensive procedures than the average barn might. By their very nature, infectious and contagious diseases can be difficult to ward off and utterly cripple a commercial operation such as a training barn or breeding operation. The old excuse of “We don’t take our horses anywhere, so we’re not at risk” just doesn’t cut it anymore. Nowhere was this more effectively demonstrated than in the West Nile Virus cases recently confirmed in Washington and British Columbia. Three of the afflicted horses were completely isolated from outside contact and there were no indications or evidence of the disease anywhere in those areas prior

to emergence. The lesson here was simple. Yes it can happen and yes it can happen to you! While biosecurity appears cumbersome and difficult to maintain, lessons can be taken from the swine and poultry industries that have been under scrutiny for such practices far longer than their equine counterparts. Specific activities and preparations will vary depending on the exact nature of each operation but comprehensive and successful biosecurity will typically hinge on four principle aspects; Preparation, Procedures, Clean Up and Auditing. Entry and access points should be clearly marked ‘Biosecurity in Effect’ with instructions directing all persons to a marshalling area. Provide staff and visitors with the tools and supplies to observe biosecure methods and requirements. By directing visitors and staff to a central marshalling area, entry can be effectively controlled and simplify compliance with requirements in effect. This area would typically house personal protection strategies such as disposable coveralls, nitrile gloves, boot covers or washes, etc. In the case of a barn where quarantine measures are in effect, colour-coding stall tools can reduce the chances of accidental contamination. No personnel would be permitted beyond this area unless fully protected. It is often effective to employ a buddy system wherein two people help each other don protective gear and provide double checks before entering a biosecure area. Provide clear, concise instructions for all procedures for personnel dealing with quarantined horses along with contingency plans and emergency measures. Employ the K.I.S.S principle here. Keep It Simple Silly. The simpler the instructions the easier it will be to comply. Having a systematic approach to preparation and deployment will also reduce the additional workload biosecure

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Equine Biosecurity, cont’d measures usually inflict. Regular staff should be thoroughly familiar with all practices in effect, not just those they may be directly responsible for. In the event of an emergency it may become necessary for someone to assume the duties of another staff member. Precious time will be saved and risks substantially reduced if the acting staff member is already trained in the alternative responsibilities. Methods for disposal of infected or contaminated materials will vary according to the nature of the infection or contagion present, gone means gone, in most cases. Disposal may be regulated by local bylaws so be sure to check with your municipality or township during the planning stages. If burning is required to eliminate contaminated materials, a permit may be needed from local fire departments as well. Your local vet is often an excellent resource for dealing with biological threats. Keep in mind that personal protective gear must either be cleaned after each and every use or disposed of. Using paper coveralls means these can be added to bedding materials for burning. If protective gear must be reused, a system must be provided to securely disinfect all equipment. This should apply to all items that may come into contact with quarantined horses or even enter the secure area. Shovels and stall picks, wheelbarrows, brushes, lead ropes and halters should all be disinfected at least every day, if not, after each use.

your vet while making travel plans with horses. Ask for vaccine recommendations based on current threats. At the very least flu and rhino inoculation should be done. An International Health Certificate is required for all horses leaving and re-entering the country. It can be helpful to check with CFIA to see if they require further documentation or testing from known high risk regions. This can also be true in the case of sales transactions that require horses to cross international boundaries. The take home message is simple in scope but vast in possible ramifications. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. How would you feel if your horse was lost to a preventable contagious disease? Kevan has over 35 years commercial transportation experience and has extensive accomplishments in equine rescue and rehabilitation. His professional accolades include serving on commercial traffic advisory boards, contracting to ICBC as a road test examiner and most recently being chosen to teach the new Certified Livestock Transporter’s course in British Columbia. Kevan operates his own horse transport business based in Langley, BC. (See his listing in Business Services under Transport/Hauling.)

The most effective biosecurity program is useless if there is no way to enforce or monitor its use. Providing deterrents to and

penalties for non-compliance may be necessary if the personnel count is high. At the very least every biosecure facility must not only be in compliance but seen to be so as well. Exercising due diligence can protect owners or other principles from exposure to liability. Mapping out this portion of the plan is every bit as critical as the previous three. In the case of reportable diseases certain federal regulations or statutes may apply. Check with your local CFIA office or website The site is replete with information, codes of conduct and other resources of interest when preparing quarantine and other biosecure procedures. They also have a very complete template from which one may design biosecurity plans and tailor them to specific situations. Biosecurity in transit or away from home can be more complex but observing certain precautions will minimize risks. Consult

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Move That Horse! Canada US Transport By Trish Craig, Crofton Horse Transport The following is based on data current at the time of writing. No expression or declaration is made as to the fitness or suitability of any information herein for any purpose whatsoever.

In this article we’ll look at typical scenarios you might encounter traveling between Canada and the US. As in any international movement it is imperative to have all documentation prepared and accurate.


ustoms regulations and requirements are in constant flux as they respond to new risks and livestock entering our respective countries which is governed by varying authorities. Due to increasing security and fraud risks there is a distinct trend towards the use of customs brokers to facilitate horse movements between Canada and the US. This is actually a good idea as the brokers are already aware of what is required to safely and legally move horses between the various points in North America. Their fees are usually quite reasonable, especially considering the expertise they offer. Regulations will change slightly depending on the purpose of the crossing for the horse, but even popping down to Washington for a show will involve careful planning. Routing is important as the US restricts livestock entry to certain border crossings where a US Department of Agriculture veterinarian

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is on staff to inspect the horse at the time of entry. There is a charge for this payable at the time of entry. Be prepared to provide proof of ownership if you are crossing with your own horse and don’t forget your passport! There are also restrictions regarding the amount of grain and other supplies that can enter the US, so you’ll need to check before loading the trailer for a show. US requirements can be researched on the US Customs and Border Protection website The Canadian counterpart web site is Contracting a commercial carrier to move your horse can be far simpler and ease your mind from the host of details needed to prepare for the trip. Reputable carriers will already have a clear understanding of all requirements and have established routines for dealing with them. Having a commercial carrier handle the move can actually work out to be less expensive in the long run as they can make the entire process much smoother, quicker and less stressful for the horse. Their working relationships with border, customs and brokerage personnel can often facilitate certain difficult situations as well. No matter which venue you choose for shipping your horse across the border, there are some constants that must be followed. Foremost, be honest about all details. Many people have been delayed at the border simply because they declared a far lower value for the purchase of a horse in an effort to save a few tax dollars. This is not only foolish but illegal. Customs can refuse entry altogether or levy extremely stiff penalties for this type of fraud. It has been so prevalent in recent years that Canada Customs now requires proof of payment for newly purchased horses entering Canada. This can come in the form of an internet or magazine ad clearly displaying the purchase price, cancelled cheques or proof of money transfer in addition to the original Bill of Sale. Prior to crossing into either country the horse must be examined by a vet, who must issue negative Coggins Certificate and an International Health Certificate (IHC) declaring the horse to be free of communicable or infectious diseases. Horses originating from certain high-risk areas may require further certification or exams to ensure they will not pose a health threat in their new home. Both the Coggins and IHC can be used for subsequent crossings unless the document has expired. The Coggins result is valid for 6 months from the date the test was drawn, whereas the IHC is only good for 30 days. Keep this

Move That Horse! cont’d in mind if the move is only for a short period, such as for a show or other event. There can also be certain stipulations and exemptions when horses enter the US for competition or show purposes. This is yet another area where having a customs broker experienced with horse transport can be invaluable. If you are importing a horse from the US and elect not to use the services of a broker contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, who oversees

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Abandoned foal at one day old

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Foal at two days old

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Second Chance, cont’d knew I hand-reared an orphaned foal two years ago, so I was at the top of their list of people to call.” With the knowledge that the four ESL students staying with Lea and her husband at their ranch were ready and eager to help, Lea went to the Veterinary Clinic to weigh up the situation. “By some strange twist of fate I actually had an amount of colostrum in my freezer from one of my mares that had lost a foal, so I brought it with me.” While the colostrum was being prepared and fed to the colt, Lea and the Clinic’s staff discussed what to do. “The Clinic was prepared to do the medical things required to get the little guy out of immediate danger, but they didn’t have the ability to watch, care for and feed him 24/7. I agreed to adopt the foal and the Clinic set about giving him plasma and fluids intravenously, and then they prepped him for the trip back to our home at Dreamscape Ranch.” While Lea and one of the ESL students were making their way back with the colt, the rest of the students were at the ranch busily preparing a stall with bedding and heat lamps for added warmth. On that first night a cot was put in the stall so Lea and one of the students could take shifts feeding the colt every hour and then getting some sleep between feedings. Because he was still too weak to stand they did their best to feed him

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Horse Sense for Happy Trails By Chris Irwin


o begin with I’d first like to thank all the readers who have been contacting us to say how much they enjoyed the cover photo last month on Saddle Up of Kathryn and I driving our horse Thunder in the carriage here at Riversong. There have been many comments about how happy we all look, Kathryn, Thunder and I and how magically idyllic our retreat here in Alberta appears. One reader said “Wow! If the Joy that is radiating out of the cover photo on Saddle Up is a result of eapd (equine assisted personal development) then please tell us a little but more about eapd!” Okay, so this month I’ll share a little bit more about the nature of eapd.


Suffice to say I believe we all have an inner horse buried deep in our psyche. D.H. Lawrence said something along the lines of “far back, deep in our souls a dark horse prances.” Well, most people are familiar these days with all the talk coming out of the natural horsemanship movement that horses are prey animals, not predators like our dogs and cats and that the language and psychology of horses is not necessarily natural or intuitive to humans because we are more predator by nature than prey. I completely disagree with this. First, prey animals are never truly predators. All predators are also prey. For instance, it is obvious that while the cat is stalking a mouse, the relationship is clearly one of the cat being a predator and the mouse as prey. The same obvious relationship applies to a coyote and a rabbit. However, it is also true that while the cat is stalking the mouse there may be a dog stalking the cat. While the coyote is stalking the rabbit there may well be a wolf stalking the coyote. Of course, there is always the human hunter stalking the wolf. We all know if we just think about it for a moment, that predators are also prey. Horses are not humans and humans are not horses, but the natural fact is that we are all essentially prey animals. Women and children know they are prey to other human beings. Deep down inside every man knows, no matter how tough of a scrapper he may be, there is always another man who is potentially fiercer and more threatening. Every nation knows that there is always another nation with bigger bombs. So we are all prey. And prey does not always mean being the victim of physical threat of violence. The global recession has left many feeling vulnerable. How about the environmental crisis and most recently the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? BP has turned many creatures, both marine life and humans, accidentally into prey. So, again, we are all both predator and prey. As we observe the world we live in we often see a dog eat dog mentality playing out continued on page 26

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Horse Sense, cont’d and have no models to learn from to gain insight into how to deal with our prey nature. Eapd is a model and a process for training your inner horse, your inner prey nature. The goal is to bring into balance the inner lion with the inner lamb, to bring peace to the angst within us resulting from internal conflicts between our predatory selves being in conflict with our prey nature. Predator, in this sense, is not bad! We all love our dogs and cats and the movie the Lion King. It’s just that Mother Nature herself shows us that predator and prey must be kept in balance. Too much predator in nature without enough prey and the forest becomes a dog eat dog reality. Too much prey without enough predator and we deplete our sustenance. Balance is the key between predator and prey and all we need to do is look at the world around us, truly observe our environment and relationships. Then we can clearly see that we oscillate between predator and prey behaviour because we are so seldom in balance. Eapd is a series of exercises and experiences with horses designed to facilitate balance. Balance between predator and prey. Balance between humans and nature. Balance between male and female. Balance between body, mind and spirit. Balance between conscious and unconscious behaviour,


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receptivity and decisiveness, work and play, giving and taking, leading and following, talking and listening. Balance between the past, present and future. Balance between “ask and you shall receive” with “God helps those that help themselves.” Beyond glib spiritual and self help clichés that are so often spoken but so seldom achieved, eapd is about the fact that horses require that we rise above our illusions and denials about saying one thing and doing another. Eapd is about walking the talk of balancing predator and prey in order to live a rewarding and fulfilling life from a place of being in balance. In closing and until next month, may the horse be with you.

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CPRA Rodeo, cont’d Novice Bareback: Cole Jamieson (Innisfail, AB), 72, $377 Steer Riding: Bryce West (Cadogan, AB), 78, $369 Bonnyville Pro Rodeo, Bonnyville, AB Saddle Bronc: Todd Herzog (Penhold, AB), 83, $1,336 Bareback: Alan Dacyk (Worsley, AB), 82.5, $1,096 Bull Riding: Scott Schiffner (Strathmore, AB), 86, $1,368 Tie-Down Roping: Tyson Durfey (Colbert, WA), 8.2, $1,773 Steer Wrestling: Brock Butterfield (Ponoka, AB), 4.4, $2,248 Ladies Barrel Racing: Traci MacDonald (Erkskine, AB), 16.86, $1,365 Team Roping: Matt Fawcett (Stettler, AB) and Dale Skocdopole (Big Valley, AB), 5.7, $4,021 Novice Saddle Bronc: Tyler Wilson (Meadow Lake, SK), 70, $508 Novice Bareback: Cole Goodine (Carbon, AB), 68, $431 Cowtown Pro Rodeo, Maple Creek SK Saddle Bronc: Shaun Stroh (Dickinson, ND), 85, $900 Bareback: Jake Marshall (Wardlow, AB), 84, $1,067 Bull Riding: Karson Legault (Val Marie, SK), 85, $900 Tie-Down Roping: Nate Baldwin (Blackfoot, ID), 9.5, $1,171 Steer Wrestling: Harley Cole (Cochrane, AB), 3.9, $1,372 Ladies Barrel Racing: Joleen Seitz (Savona, BC), 18.17, $915 Team Roping: Jenner Meston (Tees, AB) and Monty Gertner (Stettler, AB), 6.2, $2,328 Novice Saddle Bronc: Coleman Watt (Hardisty, AB), 69, $395 Novice Bareback: Clint Laye (Cadogan, AB), 70, $318

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ome 6,000 rodeo fans enjoyed a great 3-day Stampede on the May long weekend with Harvey Northcott’s Stock providing a challenge for the cowboys. Fans from Germany, Poland, New Zealand and other countries attended their first rodeo and enjoyed the excitement. The West Coast Thunder Drill Team of Langley, BC opened the rodeo each day. Some 20 or more concessions on the grounds gave everyone a great variety of food to choose from. A new 8’ x 14’ video screen was installed on the grounds for fans to see the replays of each ride. Saturday we woke up to a cloudy, rainy day but it did not deter a lot of loyal rodeo fans that were camped here for the weekend and were able to sit in the covered stands. Rob Dinwoodie conducted a Cowboy Church service on Sunday to a capacity crowd and hundreds lined up on the highway to view the parade under sunny skies. Sunday and Monday were great with lots of sun and larger crowds. The dances held Saturday and Sunday night with the band “Wiley” were very well-attended We would like to thank all the volunteers, sponsors and rodeo fans for their continued support, enabling us to continue this annual tradition.


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Leadership, Rewarding Unwanted Behaviour and an Accident By Donat Koller


am just an ordinary horse person who wants to ride seven days a week, but thrilled if I can take time for one ride a week. After learning a lesson from an accident with my horse, I decided to share it with Saddle Up readers. I have done the books, DVD, even lessons and have applied the things that seemed important. One is leadership. Establishing leadership is not that hard to do. With the right attitude and applying some simple exercises it can be done and should be done by every horse owner. It is basic and no training should be attempted until strong leadership has been established. I thought I had it all done until this accident happened. It opened my eyes to a loop hole. In the animal kingdom a leader, no matter if it is a pack of lions or a herd of horses cannot afford to show any weakness. Leadership goes from A to Z, no loop holes. If he or she is weak somewhere, he or she will get challenged by the runner-up. If we are leaders, here but not there, we will never gain the full respect of the horse. Let’s get to the point. I have 3 geldings, usually on pasture all year long. Because I don’t ride enough, they have the tendency to fatten up during the summer. With the concern of laminitis, I decided to pasture them at night and have them in the corral during the day with some hay. As an ordinary horse person, I use one cup of oats for each to lure them into the corral in the morning. On the morning of May 21, I gave grain to the second

gelding and while bending down, the dominant horse was going to chase him away for the grain. My nose and forehead had an encounter with the fleeing horse’s head. I was down; bleeding, knowing what they do in movies doesn’t work for me. After a hit like that you can’t continue fighting. In the emergency room the nurse asked me if I swore after the hit. I gladly said no, knowing that anger around horses never works well. I was lucky. There were no broken bones, just a gruesome look and a pounding head. This made me think if I was an A to Z leader this horse would not have charged into my direction. The next morning I changed my habit. I realized that the horses are eager for grain so they push, are excited, and show unwanted behaviour. By me giving them grain in that state, I actually rewarded this unwanted behaviour. So, this morning with my black eye and crooked nose, I did not give grain until the first horse stood whoa. I meant whoa, no dancing, no head throwing. If you want grain, stand still. It took a while the first day, but by the third day they had clued in. I have a routine. I look the horse sharp into the eye and raise my hand toward the eye to make them move out of my space. They were used to that, so it didn’t take too long for them to understand. If you want grain, you will stand still and away Quesnel Agriculture and Exhibition Association Presents the

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from my personal space. So, this was my loop hole. I was a leader during work but at feeding I wasn’t. Next, I started to give the dominant horse grain first, then the next down and the youngest is last to respect their ranking. This could probably be debated. Until someone convinces me differently, I’ll do it that way. I decided to work the leadership role all the way. I now wait until all have eaten their ration. Before, I would walk away and the dominant horse would take three bites and then chase the other two away. I put a stop to that again with my raising hand. After the third day the dominant horse wouldn’t even try anymore. It was interesting to observe the other two horses, they took notice. As humans we are tempted to call it gratitude, but it isn’t that at all. They just instantly gave me that little bit more respect that I didn’t have before and so did the dominant one. It created peacefulness. Being a strong leader A to Z with no loop holes makes the horse feel very comfortable. Being a strong leader comes far before any affection. It’s worth the time to watch for unconsciously rewarding unwanted behaviour and not only with horses. It works for dogs and children as well. Sometimes it just takes a big bump in the head.


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Fillies Ride at Spring Lake Ranch By Carole Wheeler Spring Lake Ranch in the Cariboo Region. WOW! You should go!

On the weekend of June 4-6, when driving into the ranch, the natural beauty of it is what you first see. Our group of 10 ‘fillies’ arrived to find lots of parking for our trucks and trailers. We then went about settling in our horses. We knew that the accommodations for the horses were limited to a few round pens therefore some of us came equipped with electric fencing while others were going to high line. However the owners were very helpful and offered more pens as the ranch horses were turned out to their own pasture at night. This way all of our equines were safe and sound overnight. We settled in and took the horses for a ride that Friday afternoon and not having a guide we literally ended up at the ‘Edge of Nowhere’. However we did get back, just in time for a great meal, complete with homemade bread and desserts.

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Saturday most of us went for a day ride with our guide, Alex. The highlight of the day was the lakeside lunch, complete with a fire for roasting marshmallows. With thousands of acres to ride on I would suggest you take Alex along, he is a source of information and good looking to boot. Saturday evening we dined with fancy table cloths and linens; again the food was great. Following dinner we were invited to an hour of Line Dancing lessons in the hay loft, what a treat! We all had so much fun, then it was back to the dining room for dessert. The evenings were spent in our chalet and cabin. Both were complete with full kitchen, TV, and free-standing fireplace (which part of the group took advantage of; the rest of us retired to our queen beds). At the ranch they offer 2 smaller cabins and 2 fancier chalets. On Sunday we did more riding and then had to say goodbye. We would have loved to stay longer. The trails are great, most of the footing is nice forest floor, with some wider trails that could accommodate an ATV, and so many of them. You could even go on overnight rides. The accommodations are super comfy with great views of the lake. The food was awesome with lots of it and the hospitality from our hosts, John and Myrna Barkowsky, never-ending. Visit for more info. You won’t be disappointed. • 37

Gary Hunt Horsemanship - REARING HORSES


here are two types of horses that rear. The ones that aren’t serious but just go up in the air and come back down to avoid pressure; and the other type will flip right over backwards - and they are very dangerous. Horses generally rear when they get confused. When people sometimes let the horse get away with just a few subtle little things, i.e. allowing them to get away from the pressure of the bit, you may find your horse starting to rear on you. A horse can be taught to rear just as easy as not.

This is what happens.

Horses will always try to find the easy way out of an uncomfortable situation, so if you haven’t taught your horse to give to the pressure of the bit - both going up into the bit and backing away from it - they may get confused and consequently start to rear. This is what I do to fix a rearing horse that has been spoiled or confused. Depending on how bad they are, I might start by going into the round pen and driving him and teaching him to give to the pressure of the bit, which is an important step that should be taught very early in training. Sometimes I just have to lift on the rein on both sides until I get some give. Now when you are on this horse that wants to rear up, I will show him how to get away from the pressure of the bit and then put him in a position that either he will go into the bit or back away from it. This is when most of the rearing will happen with horses because they have gotten away with it before and they think they will continue to do so. I let them go ahead and get up in the air, standing on their hind legs, which can be a tad scary for the trainer, but you have to let them get up in the air and wait for them to begin to come down. The reason I wait until the horse starts to come down, is so they won’t flip over on you. The horse must hit the ground before he can rear up again. Now, at

Q & A WITH GARY HUNT HALTERS WHILE GRAZING Question: Why shouldn’t I leave the halter on my horse when he is turned out to the pasture?


This is an excellent question and as well, a pet peeve of mine. That is correct, you should NEVER leave your halters on your horses. Always take them off when you put them out to the pasture. There are a few good reasons why. 1. In summer when the flies are at their peak, horses with halters are very dangerous to themselves. When they scratch their face with a hind

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the moment they start to come down, that is the moment you take the slack out of the rein and pull quite hard on one of the reins. By doing this a few times, they understand that they can’t get away from that pull or pressure when they are in the air. I like to keep putting pressure on the bit, pushing the horse up into the bridle with forward motion and backing off the bit as well. I will put the horse in every position I can until he stops rearing. I believe the horse’s mouth is a tattle tale. This means that if a horse is not soft in the mouth, he no doubt is not soft through his ribs and entire body. If you can get your horse soft in the body from his nose to his tail, you will have a nice mouth on your horse. No more ‘Rearing Up’ and only forward and backward motion without resistance. Check out the website for more pictures and video www.BreakingColts. com After Gary Hunt retired from his rodeo career and training race horses, he directed his energy to the creation of his Colt Starting DVD and his passion for solving horses’ problems. He has done clinics and demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada and is now managing a Thoroughbred farm outside of Calgary and continues to work passionately starting and training horses. Gary believes it is important for every horse to have ‘Ground Manners’ and to know how to stop, turn both ways and back up BEFORE getting on him. (For contact info see his listing in Business Services under Trainers/ Coaches.) foot, that hind foot could get caught in the halter and they may not be able to get it out. 2. Horses can get their halter hooked on various things and if they are in the pasture, not being checked daily, they could stand for days hooked to something. 3. Leaving halters on young horses is very bad news. The young colts or 2 year olds, whatever the case may be, will be turned out and people get busy and before you know it, the young horses have grown and their heads have grown bigger than the halter. That is a painful mistake made by man. Please take the halters off your horses when you put them in the pasture. Next month, we will talk about ‘Catching Your Horse’.

Learn the Art of Saddlemaking Have you ever thought of making your own saddle? One that fits you and your horse like a glove and shows with pride? Create your own style and tool it with your own flair?


ell now you can at the new Don Loewen Saddle School. Some of you already know Don Loewen from his shop ‘Cowboy Classic Equipment’ in Merritt; and you’ve met him at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Don has been building custom saddles off and on for over 30 years; with over 17 years here in the Nicola Valley. Both for the working cowboy to the weekend rider; Don’s saddles are being rode all over western Canada, USA and Israel. In the last 10 years he has been passing Don (on left) with his students from May 2010. on this timeless craft to students from our local high school, to the mature adults from Custom-making that saddle. as far away as Saskatchewan and Sweden. Many students have gone on to win awards for their saddles and custom made tack. Others have opened their own saddle shops. Don has been featured on Cowboy Country TV, Local TV, in Saddle Up magazine, BC Beef, and various other publications. In 2009 Don made a saddle for Walt Disney Production. Movie to be released sometime in summer 2010. Now Accepting Students Three courses are coming up; each being over a 5-week period starting in September; where you will learn everything from COURSE DATES the inside out. During this time you will also have the awesome Sept. 13 to Oct. 15, 2010 privilege of meeting, have coffee and swapping stories with some of Oct. 25 to Nov. 24, 2010 Canada’s premier cowboys from the Nicola Valley. Jan. 10 to Feb. 11, 2011


Classes 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

Space is limited to 3 students per course


A 5-week course of about 154 hours, with detailed individualized education Use of all saddle building tools and sewing machines * Your choice of tree for your own saddle Saddle construction and Saddle fitting Making patterns Leave with your own personalized saddle, headstall and breast collar

Applications can be printed off website or can be faxed upon request. Mail with payment to:

Don Loewen Saddle School

PO Box 2027, Merritt, BC, V1K 1B8, Canada 250-378-9263

Joe Roberson was one of Don’s high school students. He entered his saddle in The Art of the West Shop at the 2009 Cowboy Festival and won First Runner up 2009. Also, Ben Loewen and Matt Roberson have won scholarships for their work done at the Don Loewen Saddle School in the past years. • 39

Bringing Your New Horse Home, What’s Normal? By Kevan Garecki The first thing every new horse owner should do is become familiar with their horse’s physical norm. That means simply recording vital signs and noting common characteristics. This helps establish a baseline from which you can determine if the horse is ill.


hecking these signs is best done when the horse is at rest. At first, you should take readings over 5 consecutive days to get an average. Readings should be taken around the same time each day to minimize ambient fluctuations. If you are at all unsure enlist the help of someone who knows how to perform these tasks. At the very least it’s a good idea to have a friend holding the horse for you while you concentrate. Before you begin, have a watch with a second hand, paper and pen and at least ½ hour to do all this so you’re not rushed. Record the averages and keep them handy. If your horse ever gets sick, these figures will be the only way you can tell if he needs help.


Taking temperature is done using a rectal thermometer. A digital baby thermometer is ideally suited for horses. The probe is flexible minimizing discomfort. The large display is easy to read and achieves a temperature reading in less than 3 seconds. Many have a loop at the end for tying a string to it. Some horses react by clenching the sphincter muscle and the thermometer can be sucked up inside or spit across the stall in less than a heartbeat. That string may be the only way you will ever see your thermometer again avoiding serious injury to the horse. The average temperature for most horses is about 37.8˚ Celsius or 100˚ Fahrenheit. Individual temperatures may vary by + or - 2 degrees, so it’s important to know what’s normal for your horse. The odd spike in temperature is seldom anything to worry about. If the horse carries a higher temperature into the second day, rises or falls more than 2 degrees it’s time to call the vet. Persistent fever can be a sign of infection or serious internal problems.

Heart Rate (Pulse in Beats Per Minute

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horse becomes alert or excited so you may need to take several readings over time to determine the resting pulse rate. Some easily detected arteries are found on the inside edge of the horse’s lower jaw, just below the chestnut on the front leg, the inside surface of the cannon bone just below the knee and the groove beneath the base of the tail. There’s a bit of an art to consistently locate and count the horse’s pulse so you should practice this procedure until you are confident locating an artery and feeling the pulse. Horses have a unique and distinct double beat so it may take a bit for you to get used to the feel. Locate one of the surface arteries with the flat side of your fingertips. When you can consistently feel the pulse, count the beats for 30 seconds. Multiply this by 2 to give you the beats per minute. While individual anomalies are seldom cause for concern prolonged elevated heart rates can be indicators of colic or other illness.

Respiration (Breaths Per Minute)

The average respiration rate for an adult horse is anywhere between 8 to 16 breaths per minute. The breathing should be easy and effortless, free from any extraneous sounds, rattling in the windpipe, gurgling or loud rushing of air. You can determine your horse’s respiration rate by observing movements of the horse’s rib cage, flank or nostrils. Exhalations can be felt by holding your hand two or three inches in front of the horse’s nostril. Locate respiratory movements in the horse’s rib cage, flank or nostrils or feel exhalations on your hand. Count either the inhalations or exhalations for 30 seconds. Remember that a breath consists of an inhalation and exhalation, so don’t count both. Double the breaths counted to get the breaths per minute.

Capillary Refill Time (CRT)

Capillary refill time is the time it takes blood to return to a mucous membrane after pressure forces it out. When blood is forced out of a mucous membrane the area will look pale and be a yellow to white colour. When blood returns to the area the mucous membrane colour reverts to a healthy pink. The capillary refill time for a healthy horse is approximately 2 seconds. A capillary refill time of more than 2 seconds may indicate a circulatory problem, shock or dehydration. Capillary refill time is usually checked on the horse’s upper gum. Stand by your horse’s shoulder and pull the head toward you slightly. Lift the horse’s upper lip in the area of the corner incisor tooth and

New Horse, cont’d press your thumb firmly against the gum for 2 seconds. Remove your thumb and count how many seconds it takes for the pink colour to return.


A properly hydrated horse has pliable, elastic skin. A dehydrated horse’s skin will lose pliability and become dry and wrinkled. The horse’s eyes seem to sink into the skull and its mucous membranes appear dry and sticky. One way to check is to stand by the horse’s shoulder and pinch the skin near the base of the horse’s neck between your thumb and fingers for approximately 2 seconds. Release the skin. A properly hydrated horse’s skin will quickly flatten to its original position against the muscle mass of the neck. A dehydrated horse’s skin will return to its normal position very slowly or may stay tented up rather than return to its normal position. Older horses may have less pliable skin, so once again it’s important to find out what’s normal for your horse.

Other Signs

While not really a vital sign, a horse’s manure and urine can tell us a lot about what’s going on inside. A healthy horse usually urinates every 4 to 6 hours and should defecate every 2 to 4 hours. This can increase dramatically if the horse is frightened or excited. Stools should be formed in balls that can adhere to one another in clusters. Colour can vary but if the horse’s diet is consistent so should the colour of the manure. Extremely loose stools are often signs of nervousness but continued diarrhea can lead to critically low hydration levels. Urine can vary from almost colourless to dark yellow. Blood stained, extremely dark or very cloudy urine can be signs of infection or bladder issues. Horses will stretch out or posture when they urinate. If the horse postures at an extreme position, holds the posture for a long period afterwards or appears to be having difficulty at any stage, call the vet right away. Any time you’re unsure, call your vet. The call is usually free and the information you get can be invaluable. Even if there is a charge, vet bills usually tend to be cheaper than horses.


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Equine Canada Update By Julie Cull

Para Canadian Team members Lauren Barwick, Eleonore Elstone, Ashley Gowanlock and Jennifer McKenzie. Photo Credit—Mary White of Lone Oak Equine Photography.

Canada Wins Team Competition

Canada claimed victory over the United States in the Team competition at the WindReach International CPEDI3*. Spectators took advantage of the beautiful weather to watch Canadian Team members Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, Eleonore Elstone of Langley, BC, Ashley Gowanlock of Langley, BC, and Jennifer McKenzie of Maple Ridge, BC secure the top spot in the Team portion of the competition on May 29. The highest Canadian score of the day was again achieved by Lauren Barwick with a score of 67.460% on her Paralympic horse Maile in the Grade 2 class. Other notable Canadian performances included another win from Ashley Gowanlock who took top place in the

Grade 1b Individual Test with a score of 65.217% riding Donnymaskell owned by Sandy (Alexander) Mitchell; a second place finish from Tara Kowalski of Vancouver, BC in the Grade 1a Individual Test with a score of 63.833% riding MJ Fatal Attraction owned by Philippa Keegan and Rachael Tipper; and a first place finish from Eleonore Elstone riding Why Not G owned by Kelleigh Kulcsar in the Grade 4 Individual Test with a score of

67.204%. The WindReach International ParaDressage CPEDI3* competition came to an end May 30 with riders performing their Freestyle Tests, always a crowd favourite which incorporates music and technical skill. Both Lauren Barwick and Ashley Gowanlock won all of their respective classes over the three-day competition, including Freestyle Tests, a respectable feat when competing against some of the world’s best. Lauren Barwick rode her Paralympic horse Maile in the Grade 2 Freestyle Test to an impressive score of 78.750%, which

Ashley Gowanlock, riding Donnymaskell, won all of her respective classes over the three-day competition. Photo Credit—Mary White of Lone Oak Equine Photography

was the highest score achieved by any rider during the competition.

Vesicular Stomatitis Invokes Import Restrictions

The Breeds & Industry Division of Equine Canada would like to inform all stakeholders that, due to the reported finding of horses infected with vesicular stomatitis (VS) in Arizona, US, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has asked the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to suspend the issuance or endorsement of export certificates for horses and other equines for all end-uses originating from the state of Arizona.

New Product - ProPak Anivac introduces a 4th model to their Animal Bathing Systems with the ProPak. This built-in model is perfect for the commercial stable or kennel owner. An upgrade over the existing Olympic VII built-in model, the ProPak comes with two wand holders/caddies, 4 ports, 2 sets of nozzles, a floor cleaning tool and 2 gallons of PURE OXYGEN shampoo/ 42 • Saddle Up • July 2010

deodorizer and a gallon of PURE OXYGEN Floor Cleaner. With its bigger motor, higher water lift and wider solution hose, it allows for simultaneous bathing of two animals. But like the Olympic VII, shampoo is premixed and it installs into your existing water and sewage lines. Minimal water usage allows Anivac Animal Bathing Systems to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional wash racks and allow for safe winter bathing. Ports can be installed anywhere. For facilities already

having wash racks, Anivac provides a complementary grooming system that allows for deep cleaning that lasts. “Anivaced” animals feel “rainwater soft” and the massaging effect of the patented nozzles stimulates natural oils at the follicle level for an incredible shine, even on white coats. Manure stains disappear. Use of PURE OXYGEN, with its incredible disinfecting, antibacterial, and antifungal effects, eliminates skin conditions before they have a chance to get started and assists the whole facility in achieving better levels of biosecurity.

Equine Canada, cont’d The imposed restrictions on the import of equidae into Canada from Arizona are effective immediately. The CFIA has confirmed that the import restrictions only apply to live horse, donkey or mule imports and not to equine semen or equine embryo imports. The USDA has also been asked to certify the following for horses and other equines from all other states as follows: “During the previous twenty-one (21) days, the animal(s) in this shipment has/have not been in the State of Arizona.” Current import requirements for equidae entering Canada may be found using the CFIA Automated Import Reference System (AIRS) at http://airs-sari.

National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study

Equine Canada wishes to announce the launch of a national telephone survey, the National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study. The study is one of two research and data gathering exercises that are being conducted during the development phase of the national equine identification and traceability program. The information gathered during the research exercises will be used to inform the creation and implementation of a national program that best serves the needs of Canadian horse owners and industry participants Data collection for the National Equine Industry Traceability Readiness Study will

be conducted by Strategic Equine Inc. of Newmarket, Ontario, through telephone interviews with Canadian horse owners and industry participants from across the country. Those contacted by SEI will be selected randomly from membership lists provided by Canadian equine industry associations. Those who are contacted and wish to participate will be asked a series of questions about their horses and their participation in the industry. All information collected will be pooled for statistical analysis only.

Para-Equestrian Canada Video Competitions Have Returned

Para-Equestrian Canada is delighted to announce the return of the 2010-2011 Video Competition Series. Both the “Coastto-Coast” Video Competition Series and the “Sea-to-Sea.” These series provide riders with an opportunity to experience competition conditions in the comfort of their home stable and on a familiar horse. The “Coastto-Coast” series provides entry level riders with the opportunity to compete in a variety of disciplines, while the “Sea-to-Sea” series offers a more competitive competition environment for Para-Dressage riders. For more information visit www. or

Canadian Olympians Shine at CDIO Rotterdam

Following their bronze medal finish in the Nations’ Cup Team competition earlier in the week, Canadian Olympians Ashley Holzer, Belinda Trussell and Bonny Bonnello once again earned top scores on their European Tour stop at CDIO 5* Rotterdam, NED, held June 16–20 in Rotterdam, NED. Ashley Holzer of Toronto, ON, and Pop Art (Amsterdam x Cabochon), a 13-yearold Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Rusty Holzer and Moreen Nicoll, finished seventh in the Grand Prix Freestyle with 75.571%. Newmarket, ON native Belinda Trussell received a score of 72.536% (for 11th place) riding Anton, a 10-year old German-bred gelding (Antaeous x Saxony) owned by Robyn Eames. Bonny Bonnello of Calgary, AB rode Pikardi (Point Maker x Daimont) in the Grand Prix Special, earning 65.149% for third place. Bonnello co-owns the 13-yearold Canadian Warmblood gelding with Jean Bell. Canadians riders will make their last stop of the European Tour at CDIO Aachen, GER, July 13–18, 2010. WEG-declared riders remaining in North America will have the opportunity to earn WEG qualifying scores at Edmonton Gold Rush CDI3*, to be held July 15-19, 2010, in Edmonton, AB. For more information visit Dressage Canada • 43

Spruce Meadows Update By Meghan Chevrette-McIvor The National, June 9-13, 2010

June 9 - Enbridge Cup: The conditions weren’t perfect for first day competitions in the Spruce Meadows International Ring but a little rain never stopped winner Canadian Eric Lamaze riding his 10 year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Take Off. The Olympic Champion proved he has what it takes, rain or shine. ATB Financial Cup: Winner Canadian John Pearce; a member of the only Canadian team to have won a Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows, Pearce knows how to perform under pressure. Today he did so with his 14 year-old Danish Warmblood gelding, Chianto. June 10 - Prairie Mines & Royalty Cup: Lamaze and Take Off were first to go. The pair rode the 8 effort jump-off quickly and with determination. They came across the finish line in a time of 41.80 seconds winning the Cup. Spectra Energy Cup: Featuring 15 jumping efforts over a track of 520 metres, Karl Cook. it would take speed, and a big stride to win this competition... something Ashlee Photo credit: Mike Sturk. Bond (USA) and 13 year-old Holstein gelding, Caddett 7, were more than capable of to take the win. June 11 - ATCO Midstream Cup: Lamaze wins again. This time with his speedy 8 year-old mare, Coriana Van Klapscheut, Lamaze came across the finish line in 45.66 seconds. RBC Capital Markets Winning Round: Brianne Goutal (USA), put it all on the line with her 12 year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Ralvesther. Goutal now Ashlee Bond. Photo has her first win at Spruce Meadows and beat the Olympic Champion along the credit: Spruce Meadows Photography. way. June 12 - TransCanada Parcours de Chasse: A year after a spectacular crash on her mare Prima, Beezie Madden (USA) and Prima returned to the Spruce Meadows International Ring. With a mission in mind Madden was fast with a time of 84.47 seconds; giving herself a win and redemption to Prima. CN Reliability Grand Prix: The best rider in the world, paired with arguably the best horse in the world is a dangerous match. Lamaze guided his 14 year-old Pablo Barrios. Dutch Warmblood stallion, Hickstead, around the jump-off course with focus, Photo credit: Mike Sturk they crossed the finish line in 53.72 seconds. With four wins in four days Lamaze is having the “National” Tournament of a lifetime. June 13 - ATCO Structures & Logistics Double Slalom: With 32 entries, it all ended with one very fast, and very excited winner. It was 19 year-old Karl Cook (USA) and his 16 year-old mount, Notories Utopia, who claimed first prize in the fan favourite event. Nexen Cup Derby: Pablo Barrios (VEN), riding his 11 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, G&C Sinatra, was the last to go. He rode the course perfectly, all the while keeping an eye on the time. The win was the first for a Brianne Goutal. Venezuelan at Spruce Meadows. Photo credit: Mike Sturk.

The Continental, June 16-20, 2010

What better way to start the Spruce Meadows “Continental” Tournament than with a win from Canada’s Olympic Champions Eric Lamaze and Hickstead. The $60,000 Investor’s Group Cup featured 43 entries in the Table A speed competition. But none was better than Lamaze with his speedy stallion. On Thursday, The preparation paid off for Yann Candele (CAN) and his 10 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Game Ready, as they sped around the course to a time of 57.99 seconds. Even in the soggy conditions, Candele cut corners and sped around where he had to, to lay claim to the Husky Energy Cup. What a Great 20th Birthday and to win at Friday’s Scotiabank Cup. For Clementine Goutal (USA) it was a perfect birthday gift to beat some of the best riders in the world, taking her first Spruce Meadows international Will Simpson. win riding Kelline Fonroy. Photo credit: Mike Sturk. It was a tight race, to the end in Saturday’s ConocoPhillips Canada Cup. Canada’s Eric Lamaze hardly ever touches the brakes, especially in a jump-off, and today he found himself ahead of the rest by less than half a second. Riding his 10 year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, Atlete Van T Heike, Lamaze blazed around the course in a time of 44.12 seconds. Only two of 45 starters mastered the course in Sunday’s $100,000 CN Performance World Cup Grand Prix. In the end it came down to experience, as Olympic Team Gold Medalist, Will Simpson (USA) with his 11 year-old Oldenburg gelding, Archie Bunker, stayed the course in the jump-off to take the second leg of the CN Precision Series. 44 • Saddle Up • July 2010

Thunderbird Show Park Update By Pamela Saunders Pablo Barrios takes the $25,000 BC Timberframe Grand Prix

An international field of competitors, led by Venezuela’s Pablo Barrios, took to the field in Langley for the $25,000 BC Timberframe Grand Prix on June 1st. Barrios and his 10 year-old German bred mare, G&C Quick Star, were flawless and fast through two rounds for the win, closing out the Canadian Premier tournament at Thunderbird Show Park. (Horse, Rider, Owner) 1. G&C Quick Star, Pablo Barrios, Gustavo & Carolina Mirabal 2. Jackpot, Christopher Lowe, Christopher Lowe 3. Flexible, Rich Fellers, Harry & Mollie Chapman 4. McGuinness, Rich Fellers, Harry & Mollie Chapman 5. Rainland Mel, Audra Fleck-Snijders, Rainland Farm Equine 6. Royal Viali, Gary Brewster, Suzanne Brewster 7. S.F. Uryadi, Jennifer Crooks, Olivia Cox-Fill

Fellers goes double clear in first World Cup class of the season

Thunderbird Show Park welcomed international riders from four continents to the CSI2*-W Keg Steakhouse & Bar World Cup on June 5th. Twenty-six entries from Canada, the United States, Ireland and Venezuela challenged Peter

Holmes course, but just three advanced to the jump-off. Rich Fellers and Flexible were flawless through two rounds to finish with the only double clear of the day and a win in the season’s first World Cup class for the FEI North American League. 1. Flexible, Rich Fellers, Harry & Mollie Chapman, 36.28, clear 2. G&C Quick Star, Pablo Barrios, Gustavo & Carolina Mirabal, 35.17, 4 3. Chivas Z, Ashlee Bond , Little Valley Farms, 36.99, 4 4. Cadett 7, Ashlee Bond, Little Valley Farms, 75.58, 4 5. G-5, Chris Pratt, Indigo Farms LLC, 77.79, 4 6. London, Jeff Campf, OZ Investments, 80.86, 4 7. Loving Dancer, Tani Zeidler, Zeidler Farm Canada Ltd., 80.95, 4 8. S.F. Uryadi , Jennifer Crooks, Olivia Cox-Fill, 80.96, 4

Fellers flies into first in the $30,000 Thunderbird Spring Grand Prix

Rich Fellers and Flexible went up against California’s Ashlee Bond and Venezuela’s Pablo Barrios in the $30,000 Thunderbird Show Park Spring Grand Prix on June 4th and came away with the

Rich Fellers

win. Although Fellers wasn’t quite the fastest on the field, he left all the sticks up to take the class. 1. Flexible, Rich Fellers, Harry & Mollie Chapman, 28.74, clear 2. Chivas Z, Ashlee Bond, Little Valley Farms, 30.63, clear 3. Black Ice, Tiffany Fong, Robert & Maxine Jack, 32.10, clear 4. G&C Quick Star, Pablo Barrios, Gustavo & Caroline Mirabal, 28.04, 4 5. GZS Cassina Z, Ashlee Bond, Little Valley Farms, 30.23, 4 6. Total Touch, Samantha Buirs, Samantha Buirs, 30.81, 4 7. Woodpecker de Vilars CH, Cara Anthony, Pot Creek Meadow Farm, 73.73, 1 8. La Boom, Lisa Carlson, La Boom Syndicate, 74.91, 1

Book Review By Cheryle Hickman WILD HORSE ANNIE and the Last of the Mustangs The life of Velma Johnston Authors David Cruise & Alison Griffiths The biography of a woman who’s unwavered dedication makes for a good read, and very thought provoking. All who love horses now should know what was happening then. A story of her one woman’s campaign of raising public awareness to the inhumane roundups and slaughtering of millions of wild horses. She was a key player in opening the door to legislation that protects wild horses today. Velma demonstrates if one person makes enough noise they can make a difference... thus creating a lasting legacy. If Velma Johnston hadn’t looked into the back of that livestock truck in 1950 and vowed to do something about what she saw, there wouldn’t be any wild horses left to fight about

today. This book shows the ups and downs of a remarkable woman’s life and mission, while capturing the romance and magic of the wild horses that inspired her. Ebook edition also available. Publisher: Scribner, a Division of Simon & Shuster, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4165-5335-9 Hard Cover, 6” x 9 1/4”, 308 pages Retail $32.99 CDN. • 45

Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan


arlier this spring I would never have believed that I’d be saying we’ve had enough rain, but now I’m thinking ok, ok, enough is enough … for a little while anyway. I’m not complaining, as we needed it so badly and next month I’ll probably be crying for rain again.

Hon Minister Pat Bell (left), Terry Lake, Co-Chair of the Ranching Task Force, and the Hon Minister Steve Thompson (right) in front of the BC Cattlemen executive seated at the head table. Photo by Karen McLean.

Hats off to the Cariboo Cattlemen for putting on a terrific convention for the BC Cattlemen’s AGM at the end of May. They did a super job, everything came together nicely, and the whole event was enjoyed by all that took part. The best part in a lot of rancher’s eyes was the fact that there might actually be

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a future in cattle ranching. The Minister of Agriculture, Steve Thompson, announced some funding that was coming available, and the Minister of Forest and Range, Pat Bell, had some very positive comments about beef exports. It was also stated that the HST will put a huge amount of money back into the farming and ranching industry and that the ongoing fight as to what was exempt from PST on farms is now over. All in all it sounded good, but I think the most important thing, is to keep your fingers crossed for farmers and ranchers! I mentioned last month that we will be joining the Spirit of the West Cruise and conference again in January, 2011. Well it’s only July and we’re getting excited about it already - after all it’s only six months away! This will be the 10th annual cruise and it’s headed for one of the favourite past destinations and on one of the favourite cruise lines. For ten days we’ll be spoiled by the staff on Princess Cruises’ Sapphire Princess as we leave Los Kathy and I on a trail ride in Angeles and visit; Acapulco, Jamaica on the 2009 Spirit of the Ixtapa (Zihuatanejo), Puerto West Cruise. We had great horses as they were the staff’s polo Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabo San ponies. Lucas the Mexican Riviera. There’s still a little room if you want to join us and a bunch of fellow ranchers. See the “Cruise” ad on the left. Kathy is already looking into excursions - there are some pretty cool looking horseback adventures. I said that we had a brand new site in the works at: www.meadowsprings. Gerry Knauf showing off her one-ofcom. Well it’s still in the a-kind commemorative Kamloops works - I’ve been too busy Cowboy Festival belt buckle. Photo by Irene Barcelo. doing other people’s web sites to have had any time on ours - hopefully by the August issue I’ll be able to say it’s done! Every year at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival we have a raffle for a one-of-a-kind commemorative Festival belt buckle. Last year it was won by Gerry Knauf from Quesnel. She and her husband Grant are real horse enthusiasts and I had to share this

Cariboo Chatter, cont’d Joanne Macaluso, joanne_macaluso@bcit. ca or phone her at 250-456-7320.

Cariboo Coming Events

Grant Knauf on a sulky plow pulled by Lucile in the furrow and Pet (her daughter). They won the Sulky Plow Division at the Inland Draft & Teamsters Association Annual Horse Plowing Match near Rayleigh.

photo I took of Grant on a sulky plow as he worked towards the first place ribbon in Sulky plow division in Rayleigh congratulations to both of you! It’s here again! Saturday, July 10th is the Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhana and the following day is the 100 Mile House Gymkhana. Two days of fun and excitement for both competitors and spectators. It’s almost full, but there is a wait list if you still want to take part in the 3rd Annual Cariboo Plateau Competitive Trail Ride (CTR) August 13-14. The entry deadline is July 26. For more information, and/or to download an entry form visit or e-mail the ride manager

Donella Craig on a past Cariboo Plateau Competitive Trail Ride.

July 10 - Green Lake Gymkhana - Dimps 250-456-7741 July 11 - 100 Mile House Gymkhana - Jen 250-791-6207 July 10-15 - 70 Mile House Driving Event Dennis or Ken Huber - 250-456-6050 July 17-18 - BC Heritage Circuit July 24-25 - Highland 4-H Achievement Day August 14 - Green Lake Gymkhana Dimps 250-456-7741 August 13-14 - Cariboo Plateau Competitive Trail Ride - Joanne 250-4567320 August 15 - 100 Mile House Gymkhana Jen 250-791-6207 If you have any Cariboo Chatter that you would like included please email Mark at and put “Cariboo Chatter” in the subject line. Don’t forget, deadline is the 15th.

WHAT’S THIS?? Readers do you know what this is? Your guess and the correct answer will be printed in the next issue.

What’s your guess? Here’s a fun one - it’s not really anything to do with horses or farming - unless possibly the farmer was heading into town or to the local dance Saturday night. The case, when open as in the photo, is about 6” long and 2” wide. The handles of the object in question fold back and the whole thing fits into the leather pouch beside the metal box.

Last Month’s What’s This?

In the June issue there was a photo of a wooden box shaped article with a handle on the top. It is a butter press used to form the butter in one pound blocks and push it out onto wax paper to wrap. We had lots of answers to this one and the ones with the right answer are: Marlene Leroux, Vernon Pam Munro, Prince George Greg Gall, Grande Prairie, AB Shel Wessell, Vernon Pia Lavallee, Quesnel Karen & John Eigler, Courtenay Rick Jones, 108 Mile Sarah Roberts, Williams Lake Tex Hopkins, Aldergrove Donna Cadwell, Salmon Arm Leone Smart, Enderby

E-mail Mark at and put “What’s This? July” in the subject line. Send us your full name, city and province please.

Skye Hamming, Vernon Judy Taylor, Pritchard Katie Mahaffey, Burns Lake Shirley Dziadyk, Grand Forks Mike & Dyanne DiMassimo, Vanderhoof Gail Anderson, Hanna, AB Christine Proulx, Hope Ralph Bischoff, Celista Carolanne Klein, Olds, AB Bev Dunn, Powell River, BC • 47

Cowboy Poetry The First One

Grandpa’s Saddle

Mike Puhallo

Brenda Rose Haller

I nodded my head, the gate swung wide The rest was just a blur... The whistle blew, I made the ride Just how I still ain’t sure.

His old forgotten saddle Collects dust there on the rail It cannot speak a single word But it sure does tell a tale.

It packed home many cowboys And a calf a time or two It even held my bride one day back in 1952.

It’s held a few young riders Riding double with their Dad It holds for me some memories Some of the best I’ve had.

The leather now is worn with age Reflects what its been through No riders will it hold no more It’s more than paid its due.

It’s seen a few young cowboys Something to prove a must Go flying from this saddle And land hard in the dust.

Gramp’s old forgotten saddle Collects dust there on the rail It’ll never speak a single word But it sure does tell a tale...

A seventy-two point score I know it might sound a little silly But I won my first buckle On a white-faced bull named “Willy.” First bull I’d ever tried First Kamloops High School Rodeo It`s hard to believe it all began Forty Years ago. (PS: Bob Gottfriedson and Reg Depper judged that first High School Rodeo; Mike Hayward won the Bareback Riding and Victor Mack won the All Around. Be darned if I can remember much else.)

It took me over town one night The night I met my wife I guess this old worn saddle Has kinda been here all my life.

North Vancouver Island Horse Assoc. The NVIHA hosted their 2-Day Open Western Performance Show on the weekend of May 22-23. Competitors came from all over Vancouver Island, to compete under judges Tami Hutton and Jodi Moore from the lower mainland. Show points were accumulated over the two days and are counted for both day and year end awards. The next NVIHA Open Western Performance Show in Courtenay is the one day double judged “Saddle” Show, featuring the Silver Supreme Versatility Saddle class, to be held on August 21, 2010. An NVIHA whole club fun day will be held July 18 in the lower rings at the Comox Valley Exhibition Grounds. This is a fun get together and will feature games, over fences, horse soccer and many other fun things. NVIHA 2010 Awards Night is scheduled for November 13 at the Merville Hall. Walk/Jog: High Point: Hand Mia Lil Romance - Cherie Corrigan 43 pts Reserve: Chunky Chips Ahoy - Jayde Christian 33 pts Green Horse: High Point: Wink If Your Invited - Katrina Hamilton 54 pts Reserve: Kidlicious - Roberta Wilson 35 pts Green Rider: High Point: I Can Live With Red - Megan Komori Kennedy 55 pts Reserve: Scribbling Lacey - Taylor Wilson 52 pts Youth 13 & Under: High Point: Wink If Your Invited - Katrina Hamilton 44 pts Reserve: I Can Live With Red - Megan Komori Kennedy 42 pts Youth 14-18: High Point: Ima Princess Pearl - Laura Evans 91 pts Reserve: Scootin Hot Scotch - Rosalea Pagani 73 pts Senior: High Point: Mito’s Bo San - Nancy Garner 66 pts Reserve: A Little Reality - Carole Walton 61 pts PeeWee: High Point: Sparkle - Rachael Thomas 42 pts Reserve: Stryder - Madison Bishop 33 pts

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By Marg Camp

Ella Day on Possibly An Asset (in her first horse show ever)

Obviously Royalty shown by Rhonda McQuade

Hunter Myers and Kaitlyn Beaulieu were in a special ‘Mini in Hand Trail’ class with Mini “Deena”

Connect The Dots ridden by Lindsey Brooks from Duncan

BC Draft Under Saddle Club The BCDUSC has been busy showing off our horses as well as organizing some fun events for all breeds. This year’s Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Country Fest Open Horse show will be held on July 25. It is an All Breed Show sponsored by the Haney Horseman Association, MR/PM Country Fest and organized by the BC Draft Under Saddle Club. The show will include English, Western and Games, with Jackpot payouts to 5th place! Entries Close July 18th. Please visit our website for the prize book. The MR/PM Country Fest has been a great venue for our club in the past as we have held Draft Horse Demos for the last two years. This year our Demo day will be on July 24th. We have a fun show in store for you all! Attending are: Langley Riders Drill Team, Double B Drill Team, Miniature Horse Demos, as well as Linda Smith’s Reining and Bridleless demo and the BCDUSC strutting our stuff. Next we’ll be at the Chilliwack Fair from August 6-8, where our horses will be on display for all to see as well as having demos. You won’t want to miss it, it will be spectacular! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome our newest members: Joslin and her PercheronX “Joy,” Jennifer and her Clydesdale “Vie-va,” Gabriela and her PercheronX “Zeus,” and Karen and her Clydesdale “Mac.” Good luck from all of us! Come out and join us with your Draft or Draft cross, and start collecting points for your showing for Year End awards!

By Kendall Campbell

Show results are starting to roll in: Taryne and her Clydesdale Rose and Sam and Georgie got out to the Delta Riding Club show and Sam took Junior Highpoint! Taryne and Rose got a first place in Senior English Equitation and first in English Pleasure! Kendall and Izzy took home the English Highpoint at the Mission Horse Club’s Taryne Allcroft riding Rose and Sam Season Opener show on Mackie riding Georgie from Westcoast Clydesdales. April 25th. Chris and her Clydesdale Comet took home English Highpoint at the Mission Horse Club’s Hunter show on May 23th, awesome riding! Dawn and her Clydesdale Shasta took home Western Highpoint at the Mission Horse Club’s Performance show on May 30th. Don’t forget to get in your points forms! Please visit our web site for more info • 49

Roman Ramblings Greg’s column


ast week I had coffee with an old friend, who I had not seen in a few years and while we were catching up I asked if she still had her four horses. She sort of grinned and blushed at the same time and said, “No, now I have fourteen or so at last count. A few years ago the idea of breeding and making some money in the process seemed like a good one. It was a good idea except that markets change and hay/feed prices go up and although the farrier and the vet give a volume discount; it still ends up costing more than what was planned for originally. When you don’t sell as many horses as expected in a year, you end up having to take a job off property just to be able to keep up the payments on the darn tractor and keep the increasingly vocal horse husband happy.” She also said her next foal will be called Break-Even or maybe Even-Zero.

Her horse husband had suggested the names of Dreamer, Divorceornot, Pipe Dream and Enough Already. Those of us who live on an acreage and have more than one horse know all too well how easy it is to get one more and then maybe even one more and before you know it you have a whole a herd of them running up to the gate at dinner time. If we didn’t have an acreage and boarded out then we probably would have had only one horse or maybe two at the most. But then look at all the fun we would miss in not having to do all the chores that come with having a couple of acres and having something bigger than a dog to look after every day. Things like building the barn or shelters and putting in water lines and leveling an area for the outdoor arena. Don’t forget about pounding in posts and putting up fences

BC Competitive Trail Riders Association May 15 and 16 was BCCTRA’s first ride of the year held in Courtenay at John and Karen Eiglers beautiful homestead. With good weather and only intermittent showers, it was a fabulous start to the year. This was John and Karen’s second ride hosted on their property. They showed once again what great ride managers they are. The trails were extremely well marked, there were great prizes and the fantastic organization culminated in a perfect start to the year! Many thanks go to all the volunteers, particularly Liz Salhstrom and Barb Smith who scored the ride. The ride results are as follows: Level 1: 16.8 miles * BCCTRA members Junior: 1. Sara Schouten, Spirit Moon Star, Appaloosa, 294 2. Jasmine Yeomans, Stormy Delight, Grade, 272.5 Senior Lightweight: 1. Andrea Lee, Kahlua, Grade, 280 2. Tammy Mercer, WRA Dark Diabolo, Arabian, 278.5* Senior Heavyweight: 1. Dawn Harwijne, Red Star Rocky, Grade, 295 2. Melanie Madill, Slow Bars Salsa, AQHA, 288 3. Shannon Mayer, Motion, Grade, 288* 4. Debbie Cole, Six Pac Frankali, AQHA, 285.5* 5. Angelina Risi, Honey Smoke, Grade, 280.5* 6. Janice Isenor, The Stella Details, AQHA, 278* 7. Phyllis Payne, Black Max Can Do, AQHA, 268* 8. Sheri Cochlann, Chance, Grade, 254.5

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and replacing broken rails and making sure you have enough hay on reserve and that it is semi-paid for already. And other fun stuff like spending quality time with your horse while you are mixing in about two bottles of Baby Oil to better enable you to get the burrs out of his beautiful mane and not remove any hair on the day before the show. Things like almost putting your back out trying to pull burr bushes out of the ground instead of using the machete on them. A fellow horse owner and avid golfer, because he lives in town and boards his horse, reminded me that a dog house in the backyard on a nice lot in town is a lot cheaper to build than a barn and you don’t need a permit for it. Ride safe and return safe.

By Shannon Mayer

Level 2: 27.2 miles Junior: 1. Katie Schoor, Cody, Grad, 292* Senior Lightweight 1. Joni Dewitt, Daisy of Cambie, Arabian, 290.5* 2. Nicole Vaugeois, El Nino, Grade, 278.5* Senior Heavyweight 1. Delford Lenk, Lyndales Bambaya, Arabian, 296* 2. Diane Prinsen, Zinfandel Mocho Dude, AQHA, 292 3. Jo Hull Sykes, Maverick, Grade, 292* 4. Laureen Styles, Slow Dancer Dan, AQHA, 290.5* 5. Kerri Lynne Wilson, Veritas, Trakehner, 280.5* Best Conditioned Level 1 horse: Shannon Mayer’s Motion Best Conditioned Level 2 horse: Jo Hull Sykes’ Maverick

The Giddy-Up Gogo pleasure ride in Nanaimo was co-sponsored by the Back Country Horseman. With over 55 horses and riders it was a packed house! There were lots of informative sessions, stunning trails and great company, not to mention the perfect summer weather which made this a stellar event! Thank you to all the volunteers, especially Nicole Vaugeois and Phyllis Payne who co-managed the ride and of course, Dan and Shirley Gogo who allow us to use their beautiful property. Upcoming rides are July 3 and 4, Twin Creeks CTR in Duncan and August 13 and 14, Cariboo Plateau CTR near 100 Mile House. For more info go to

Tidbits Trail Ride at The Ranch

The BC Interior Morgan Horse Club (BCIMHC) will be co-hosting with the Back Country Horsemen a trail riding/driving day at The Ranch in Pritchard on July 17 to benefit the Equine Foundation of Canada. The Ranch offers great riding and views! Anyone wanting to join us can call Pat for more info 250-577-3218 or cremapat@telus. net. As well, the BCIMHC is hosting a fundraising raffle this summer with the draw at the IPE in Armstrong on September 5. Only 500 tickets to sell at $2 each with a choice of nine prizes to win. If any members would like to help sell tickets, or set up a table at an event or a store in the next month or two contact Nancy 250-546-9922 or

Caravan’s Summer Production

Caravan Farm Theatre is geared up to bring the North Okanagan its landmark production of EVERYONE, a musical comedy that has been three years in the making. Featuring live music, stunning design and nine horses, EVERYONE is the story of one family’s adventures with the problems of daily life. A special donation campaign has been launched to help Caravan bridge a funding gap after provincial funding was cut by 26%. Caravan is determined to bring this spectacular show to the stage and is asking donors to help them raise $15,000 to replace this lost provincial funding. To make it even easier to donate, they’ve set up an online donation account through CanadaHelps, a registered charity that processes secure online donations on behalf of Canada’s 80,000+ charities. Caravan still welcomes donations by mail, or credit

card donations over the phone. They are also happy to offer a pair of opening night tickets for the summer show to those who are able to donate $200 or more.

EVERYONE, A Musical Comedy in Seven Horse Drawn Acts, runs

from July 20 to August 22. For information about this summer’s show or about how to donate, visit or call Caravan toll-free 1-866-546-8533.

Mane Event - Chilliwack

The Mane Event, Equine Education & Trade Fair is pleased to announce the following competitors for the Trainers Challenge which will take place October 22 – 24, 2010 at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. The three top trainers who will showcase their skills on the outstanding colts supplied by the Douglas Lake Ranch are Josh Lyons, Mike Kevil and four-time returning champion Doug Mills. Josh Lyons, has appeared at all the major horse expos including Equus America, Equine Affaire, and Equitana. In 2002, Josh won the “In a Whisper” challenge competing against Pat Parelli and Craig Cameron. Trainer and author, Mike Kevil of Arizona, has over 30 years experience starting colts and changing the behaviour of older horses. Kevil has started colts for many top trainers including the likes of Don Dodge and Al Dunning. Kevil has judged the colt starting competition Road to the Horse in Tennessee three times and even competed in the competition in 2008. Doug Mills, of Kamloops BC has competed in four Mane Event Trainers Challenges in Chilliwack and one in Red Deer and his many followers are already planning to be there to cheer him on again. Stay tuned for more clinicians to be announced shortly or visit the website for details.

Dear Editor... Dear Editor: I read with great delight the article by Stephanie Kwok on Clicker Training. She very eloquently cleared up many of the misconceptions many horse people have about Clicker training. I am a long time Clicker trainer, incorporating Clicker training into both training on the ground and under saddle with fantastic results. The animals learn very quickly and really enjoy the work. Clicker training also works very well with animals that other training methods have failed with. The horses and ponies and yes even mules and donkeys really take to the method and perhaps the best thing for all involved is that we have fun doing it while getting spectacular results. I’d recommend that anyone interested in

Correction training animals of any species get the book by Karen Pryor, Reaching the Animal Mind. It is a great read even if you are not a trainer and just interested in animal learning. Karen Pryor’s book includes references to scientific studies that support the use of Clicker training. I am hoping that the study mentioned in Chris Irwin’s article, being done at the Univ. of Guelph, will include Clicker training in its training methods studied to show which methods are the best for the horses and user friendly. Thanks again for not just doing the traditional training method articles in your magazine... love it and look forward to more. - Monty Gwynne, The Pony Fairy,, Cochrane Alberta

Hi Nancy: I just picked up the June Saddle Up magazine and wanted to tell you that the picture on page 32 of Amanda Self, that is not my stallion that she is riding (BH Gunners Enterpriz). She is riding Berry Shiny, owned by Rafter D Reiners of Pritchard, B.C. Hope that clears things up. - Thanks, Jill Hamming, Vernon, BC (Editor’s note: Thanks for letting us know Jill. We stand corrected. We apologize to Amanda and Rafter D for the error.) • 51

Totem Saddle Club – Busy Start By Marty Cox Clear Rounds and Percentage Days got an early start on March 21 with a nice turnout. Then on to the Fun Gymkhana on April 18 to get all the cobwebs and bucking out before holding the first one of the season on April 25. There was another CRD and % Days on the 24th. Then on to May where we had a Gymkhana on May 9 and 30. Our number of participants at the gymkhanas has been around 30 some riders with the large part being young ones. Always fun to watch them and see them progress. We also had a CRD & % Days to keep everyone active.

Chelsea Chilibeck & Maggie doing Poles

The BIG event for the club this year is the Terrace Three Breed Classic Horse Show on Aug 7-8. This will be the first time we have offered AQHA classes and are looking forward to a large turnout. Come and join us—check out the show website at http://www.threebreedclassic. There will be lots of classes for all riders including Open Classes Everyone is welcome. Some results: Apr 25: Chelsea Chilibeck and Maggie got 1st in all the events and also had the fastest times. May 9: Chelsea Chilibeck and Maggie got the fastest time in Scurry and Fig 8; while Lyn Rempel took the fastest time in Barrels; Keyhole went to Jason Rempel on DJ; and Michalla Heighington and Pia had the fastest time in Flag. May 30: Chelsea Chilibeck and Maggie took the fastest times in Barrels, Figure 8 and Poles; with Scurries going to Cassie Penfold on Tabu; and Keyhole to Jason Rempel on DJ. We are looking forward to 2 more regular Gymkhanas – July 18 (this will be

Lead Line Rider Dylan Currie & Cheyenne and Mother Billie

Grandpa Irv Eisner & Pride

the Queen Contest also) and Sept 12. Our Annual Gymkhana will be Aug 15 and we welcome any riders to come and ride with us. It’s a payout for 1st – 3rd.

Peachland Riding Club News By Erin McQueen Our last Gymkhana on May 30 was a great day! We saw new faces and many of the familiar ones. It is always fun to watch each rider and horse progress with each passing event. We hope members and non-members have the opportunity to take our upcoming clinics to ensure a year of progress for both horse and rider. Please check our website for further info. It is always a delight to see the moms and dads at the end of the leadline with their little cowpokes bouncing along behind! Age is not a factor on Gymkhana day (except perhaps for the parent running a full day of patterns!). To see all family members involved either riding, setting up games or cheering from the stands is such a warm reminder that the PRC has been and always will be a family club. We encourage you and your families to come out and enjoy the Cheyene Powell on Kokomo day. 52 • Saddle Up • July 2010

Many of our current members are also involved in High School and Wrangler Division Rodeo. Their season has been successfully galloping along. Congrats to all those who have done so well this year! We at the PRC are cheering you on! Thank you to all the help the new Executive has received at our events. We could not do it without your volunteering. Look forward to turning another barrel with y’all next month! Gymkhana results: Classic: HP - Debbie Wright R - Kalin Keller Senior: HP - Amanda Capuano R - Lisa Nowell Jr. A (Tied) HP - Asia Cole and Nikki Harris Jr. B (Tied) HP- Cheyene Powell and Jacey McQueen Jr. C HP - Jasmine Keller R - Darby Ensign Jr. D HP - Leah Keller R - Dylan Capp

Dylan Capp and her Dad Jesse making dust!

South Okanagan StockHorse Day …. By Al Cossentine & Dorothy Vankoughnett

They were all TOUGH enough to wear PINK!

Our 4th annual South Okanagan StockHorse Day was held Saturday, June 5 and what has been a very fickle weather type of spring, the day proved to be spectacular weather wise and event wise. We had 21 – 5 member teams consisting of Penners, Sorters, Barrel Racers and Team Ropers (Headers and Heelers). The day was full of excitement and LOTS of pink. We had a grand entry and members of the Marron Valley Drill Team entertained the participants and spectators. We had a very good group of competitors and the standings were very close at the end of the day. There was a lot of cheering from team mates during the various events. The silent auction was a hit and we raised around $5,000 for the Penticton Hospital Mammography Clinic this year. The event is meant to bring together riders of various talents... from various parts of the province, and have them meet others they perhaps might not normally meet in their individual horse events they attend. We strive to keep the “fun” in the event and have a unique prize (horse

breast collars) to the team with the most ‘heart’ (they tried their best but the points just didn’t add up). Each participant, regardless of where they place, all go away with a prize. Our first place team was the “Red Checks” (each team is given a name and matching armbands) consisting of Sheryl Spencer, Ryan Culligan, Arian Persson, Ken Baker and Lloyd Niddery. The buckle winners were: Team Roping (Merv Nelson and Mac Lind); Barrels (Linea Cappas); Sorting (Stacey Carter); and Penning (Fred Lawless). THANK YOU to our many volunteers who made the day possible. Thanks to our armband maker (Mary Cossentine), office (Carol Moon, Sandy Hollister), announcer (John Sladen), all our chute help and to all the businesses and people who supported us with donations. A BIG THANKS to Jesse & Dori Watts whose arena in Marron Valley (between Kaleden and Keremeos) plays host to the event. Thanks again and see you the first Saturday in June 2011 for our 5th annual event... guaranteed to fill up fast, so make sure you get your entries in early.

Winning team (missing was Lloyd Niddery and Mac Lind)

Dorothy Vankoughnett and Terry Wright

Jesse Watts during cattle penning

Bonnie Hayes during cattle sorting

Salmon Arm Wish Ride - A Great Success! By Rob and Jan Sjodin On May 30th 64 riders gathered at the Silver Creek riding grounds for the annual Children’s Wish Trail Ride. The weather started out great for those taking in the longer ride; and others choosing the shorter ride made it back just in time before the weather took a turn. We managed to do our prize draws and announcements but Mother Nature had us hurrying things along just as the storm broke out. Highest pledges was Wendy Johnson with $2,302.00. Runner-up was Keith Monsees with $2,000.00. The Saddle Winner was Keith Monsees. Our oldest rider was only 78 years young; and youngest rider was just 3 years old. We are happy to report we were able to send the Foundation just over $12,100.00. We hope you will join us next year for our annual event! For more information about the Children’s Wish Trail Ride visit www. (See a full ‘provincial’ report in Saddle Up’s August issue.)

left to right, Brenda, Jeanne, John, Susan, Cathie, Al • 53

Tails to be Told

…A treasure chest of memories. We want you to look back, reflect, recollect, and share your photos and memories with us. This is not a contest – it is your moment to share with our readers anything from days gone by.

Nancy Roman, 1970

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. Two Ride in Rodeo Parade Again 40 Years Later

Two horse-crazy girls rode their horses together in the 1970 Keremeos Rodeo Parade, and did it again on the 2010 May long weekend. Linda (Dunn) Lawrence and Melodie (Young) Kolisnyk went to school together in Keremeos, playing sports and riding their horses together. After high school they went their separate ways but stayed in touch, eventually reuniting to ride together again. Linda remained in Keremeos area where she owns Three Winds Ranch and the Ranch Restaurant. At Three Winds she raises Paints, Quarter Horses and Appaloosas, including the late 3Winds Winterhawk, a notable palomino Appaloosa sire. Melodie moved to Thorhild near Edmonton in Alberta, where she operated multiple businesses. Melodie has moved back to Keremeos where she has Weowna Ranch, while continuing to work part-time in Alberta. In the 1970 parade photo, Melodie is seen at the left riding Tequila, a half-Arabian cremello mare. Linda (right) rode her 22-year-old Quarter Horse- Thoroughbred cross Rose Maid. Rosie was the horse she learned to ride on at a young age with the help of her father, who was raising horses when she was born. In the 2010 photo Linda (right) is riding CCR Sadie Chex, an 18-year-old Paint mare. Melodie (left) is riding Threewinds Askin for Trouble, an 11-year-old Paint gelding.

While Linda had a horse from a young age, Melodie had to wait until she was 13. “From the time I could talk I wanted a horse,” said Melodie. “I not only had to convince my mother as she was terrified of them, but times were tough and my mom and dad did not have a lot of money. When I was 12, Mom and Dad purchased the property across from Mariposa (on Highway 3 in Keremeos) and cleared it and put in alfalfa. My dad knew how bad I wanted a horse and he convinced Mom to let me have one and they purchased Tequila when I was 13 years old and she was 1.5 years old. Actually Dad traded his whole hay crop for her! My dad said that I had to learn to ride bareback before I could have a saddle. Then I picked cherries to buy a saddle. I took her to Alberta with me and she helped me teach my children to ride. Tequila in her old age went blind and deaf, and lived to be 37 years old. It was a very sad day when she died. I felt as if I had lost part of me,” said Melodie.



Send Saddle Up one to 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. 54 • Saddle Up • July 2010

Calgary Regional Appaloosa Club News By Gina Howard The Calgary Regional Appaloosa Club is a family-oriented organization that promotes the Appaloosa Breed. We are a Regional Club of the Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada that facilitates competition and fun activities for people of all ages interested in the breed.

First Trail Ride of the Season

Our first formal trail ride was held on May 24 at Mesa Butte. The weather gods were kind to us and it was a perfect temperature for the horses - us humans could have had a few degrees higher but it didn’t rain or snow and there were no recipients of our “Legends of the Fall” plaque so it was a good day. There were 11 riders and we did the North Fork Trail, a 5 hour scenic ride. It was good to get the horses out to stretch their legs and start getting into shape for the busy summer ahead.

Buckle Winners

We have some new buckle winners in our gang! The buckle penning was held on May 18 at Larry David’s Arena and Rej Gariepy riding Ice and Murray Van Khoughnett riding Leo won the buckle. Their 25 second run clinched the win and now you have to wear sunglasses when you look at them. They sure are blingy!

At our May trail ride

Upcoming Parades

Get yourselves and your horses “parade ready” for the Airdrie Parade on July 1st and the Calgary Stampede on July 9th . Contact Rej Gariepy for info rej@

Appaloosa Show – August 21-22 in Claresholm, AB

Also, we still need some volunteers for the show for various positions. If you can put in a day or half a day in Claresholm, please let me (Doreen) 403-646-3023, or Monique at know. Thanks. Visit our web site for more activities and events

Submitted by Doreen Hooker News from the Congress Show Committee Plans for the Congress Show in Claresholm, August 21-22, are coming right along. All four judges have been hired; the CRAC will pay for the two from Ontario (Jim Muir and Barb Hughes) and AHAA pays for the other two. I have applied for a grant for the show, but will not hear whether we are approved for the grant for another month or so. A new class has been added to the Cattle events... a “Rein/Box class,” which is a Cowhorse class in which the exhibitor only boxes the cow at the end of the arena (plus the “dry” or reining portion), but does not take the cow down the fence. This will be an all-breed class, and we should be able to keep the entry fee down as it will require only one judge.

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Oliver Riding Club Update By Kathy Malmberg Our ‘Precision Riding’ has been put on hold. Instructor, Janice Goodman is undergoing surgery and will not be able to carry on with it this year. So, for our Wednesday night riding at the D Bar K we could set up a variety of different activities: horse soccer, jumping a course of cross poles, chasing Ken’s mechanical cow, gymkhana techniques - the list goes on. So c’mon out and join the fun. The very popular “Improve Your Skills” clinics with Carolyn Tipler are continuing. Open to 4 people per session and will run several sessions if required. Cost is $10 per session. Sara Brown is working with Julie Johannsen on the show jumping clinics. The first will be July 4. Contact Sara if you are interested 250-485-3838 or There are 3 sessions planned between now and October. Ken MacRae and Dawn Muller hosted a very well attended ‘Trail Competition’ at the D Bar K. Ken built a really great array of obstacles that many had not seen before. The winners were Tayler Schwabe on ‘Taxi’, Tayler MacRae on ‘Cactus’ and the in-hand was won by Verla Strawn with her mini ‘Lokey’. June 6 saw an amazing number of members turn out to help run the club’s

aid station for the ‘Oliver 1/2 Iron’. We all donned complimentary volunteer crew t-shirts and handed out drinks and goodies to the 1,148 athletes in the race - all of whom biked through our station twice! The organizer for our station was Verla Strawn who did a wonderful job of getting us all up and busy so early in the morning. We earned a very nice tidy sum of $400 for the Riding Club. Our “Sunday Funday” on June 13 was cut short due to the nose flies! Some of the horses got very upset. So for safety’s sake, we stopped the competitions. Ken fired up the BBQ and we all had lunch and a visit before heading home. Oliver Parade is on July 17 and some of the members will be riding in it and showing off our brand new banner with our brand new logo. Next meeting is Wednesday night July 14 at the riding ring followed by a ride! For further info call 250-4984326 (Debbie House) or 250-498-4908 (Maggie Strong). Check out our brand new web site (under construction):

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Amanda Martino dropping the potato in the bucket at the ‘Fun Day’.

Some of the members of the club dispensing much needed refreshment to the participants of the Oliver 1/2 Iron.

Trail Dusters 4-H News The past couple of months, the Trail Dusters 4-H Club has been saddling up and preparing for the 2010 Stock Show 4-H Event held in Armstrong on July 5th-9th. Members have been attending lessons and doing everything they can to have their horses in mint condition for this year’s show. As well as striving for success, the Trail Dusters have been attending club fun days! The last fun day organized by the club was held at the Salmon Arm Bowling Alley. It included two games of bowling; one original, and one Crazy Bowling. Crazy Bowling was exactly how it sounds. It had members doing all sorts of stunts! For example, one of the

Morgan Bohn and Taylor MacRae “Helping Out” at the Oliver 1/2 Iron.

By Jesse Dawn

instructions on the Crazy Bowling list had all the bowlers on the team line up with their legs spread in front of the lane. The bowler was then to bowl through the teammates legs to knock down the pins. Other instructions had the members doing things like bowling while sitting on someone else’s knee, or bowling with their left hand. The next fun day for the Trail Dusters was held June 20th at the Salmon Arm Fair Grounds, where riders and horses played games such as Ride A Buck, Egg and Spoon, Command Class, Numerous Relays, and The Boot Race. Aside from all the fun, the Trail Dusters have been working hard and

participating in fundraisers like the Salty Dog held on Sunday, May 16th. The hard work paid off as the fundraiser had an awesome turnout! The Trail Dusters also volunteered at the Spring Carnival at Salmon Arm West School on June 17 that had Face Painting, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Dino dig, and much more! Trail Dusters would like to say thanks to Kayleigh Seibel and her parents for showing true 4-H spirit by attending the 4-H Community Clean-Up day held on May 22nd. A special thanks goes out to all those who have ever supported the Trail Dusters! Your support means a lot and we’re truly grateful.

Okanagan Miniature Horse Club

By Melanie Russo

Here’s a few of the minis in action at the OMHC Fun Show held at the Vernon District Riding Club on May 23. Lots of sunshine, sportsmanship, smiles and spectators. Thankyou Ann, Pat and Gabriele for preparing a delicious lunch, and Karen and Lyle Larrigan for the great pictures!

2010 OMHC Mini-Related Important Dates:

Jul 2 – OMHC AMHR Sanctioned Show, Armstrong: Joan McNaughton (250-992-7485) Jul 3 & 4 – OMHC AMHA Sanctioned Show, Armstrong: Joan McNaughton (250-992-7485) Aug 21 – Club Meeting, Chamber of Commerce, Armstrong: Scott Rempel (250542-3433) Sep 1-5 - IPE, Armstrong: Anne Iceton (250546-0998) Sep 10-12 - Salmon Arm Fair: Anna Dewolff (250-832-9832) Oct 16 - Wrap Up Fun Day & AGM, VDRC: Joy Viel (250-545-2168) Nov 13 – OMHC Formal Dinner & Year End Awards, Vernon: Louellen Rempel (250-5423433)

Joan & BHF Dynamic Prism

Glenn & Chickadee Ridge Special Blend

Shelley & Andy (Paxton Valley Gold Hawk)

Raphaela & Vista Valleys Hawk Eye

BC Miniature Horse Club News Well June 11th arrived and everyone began arriving at the Cloverdale Agriplex to get tack rooms set up and horses settled in for the Spring Classic Mini show which ran for the next two days. I apologize that I do not have the winners to publish at this point but the placing info was not readily available for Saddle Up’s deadline. The Spring Classic ran both Saturday and Sunday with a wide variety of classes including Yearling and Two Year Old futurities. Saturday’s futurity classes had some great colts and fillies strutting their stuff. The judges had to work hard to make the placing decisions in these classes. Halter and Driving classes ran throughout the day. Liberty class had over 20 horses try their best at looking great running to music. The secret was the handler being able to catch them when it was over. Not so easy when they have been running free! At the end of the show there was a surprise demo by the BC Mighty Minis Drill Team. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the performance. Sunday had more Halter and Driving classes with great performances. The Versatility class was held and has finally started to have more entries which is great as it is as fun to do as it is to watch. The exhibitors are required to drive then, while still in the arena, unharness their horse, show halter, then jump their horse.

By Margaret Walmsley

A Big Thank you to all of you for your support in helping us raise over $1,700 dollars at our silent auction. We have been having some good weather and that means spring cleaning in the barn and house (for most of us, it is mostly the barn). While you are doing that, remember BCMHC is having a garage sale and can use lots of items to sell. The garage sale is going to be at the end of August in the parking lot of the Thousand Oaks Sterlings Co-Op in Aldergrove. So think twice Cinnabar owned by Cherie before throwing those items away. Kramer won 2 Supreme Halter Call me and I would be happy to see Awards if it would work in our sale display. For more info contact Margaret Walmsley 604-856-1419 or • 57

South Okanagan Horse Assoc. Update By Alex MacRae Raining... still... really!! I don’t think I have ever seen so much rain in the South Okanagan ever. SOHA’s June BC Heritage Qualifier was lucky enough to have good weather for its two day show June 5 & 6. This is the second of three BC Heritage and year end prize qualifying shows, with the third show taking place in late September. Sheila Neumann was our judge for June’s show and once again we had superb judging. I have also noticed that there are some highly skilled riders attending the shows this season and it is a pleasure to watch them compete. If this is any indication of the level of competition that will be at the BC Heritage Finals in Armstrong in July I am really going to be thrilled to watch. Ahem! back to club business. This year’s June show was our first time with trophies, more stake classes, and buckle classes for both English and Western disciplines. Some of the classes were new and I expect that as the year progresses more people will decide to ride in the stake classes. It is so fabulous to see the level of competition rising at our local shows. It shows the time and dedication that all the exhibitors spend on training and riding. One special mention must go to our volunteers. Like many other clubs we seem to have to scramble to find volunteers to help out at shows. Or; all too often it is the same people show after show, year after year coming out to make sure our club activities

get off the ground successfully. A great many thanks go out to Sherry & Augi Ripplinger, Jim & Peggy Lowndes, Sandi Peters, Pam Marchant, Daven Gutsell, Michelle Lenoski, Ganine whose sister was an exhibitor, Mr. Tremmer and his brand new truck. One last note... our show in September is the first in our series of BC Heritage Qualifiers for 2011. This is a great time to start collecting the points you need for next year’s BC Heritage Finals. Sandi Murdoch riding C.M. Plus there are those stake classes, Sweet Caroline in a Western year end prizes for club members, Pleasure Class. and the fun of coming to a great place to camp out, recreational riding, and of course a fun place to show the skills you and your horse have worked so hard to obtain. As Winston Churchill once said, “No hour of life is wasted that is spent on the saddle.” Till next time!

Kelowna Gymkhana Club By Kayla Stromsten and Amy Russo Photos by Cassandra We have had a busy start so far, with a lot of amazing riders that have been coming out to show their stuff. We had a great day on May 9th with 76 riders! Here are the results. Masters HP - Donna Hinchliffe on Tellee; Reserve - Liz Gibbs on Patch Seniors HP - Cassandra Lawley on Boo Boo; Reserve - Amanda Blamire on Lightning Youth HP - Jesse Tarr on Chinook; Reserve - Amy Russo on Mya Junior HP - Karly Roth on Niska; Reserve - Raija McLean on Willow PeeWee HP - Steven Robson on Connie; Reserve - Bobbi Jo Macmillan on Rusty Jackpot - Lone Barrel, Jesse Tarr on Chanook

Come out for a Sunday of Fun, and enjoy the horsey family atmosphere. We love visitors and new riders! Next Gymkhana is July 25th. website:

June 6th was another busy day, had a good turn out and a lot of fun! There were 62 riders in total.

Masters HP - Donna Hinchliffe on Tellee; Reserve - Linda Lamberton on Ali Senior HP - Cassandra Carr on BooBoo; Reserve - Amanda Blamire on Lightning Youth HP - Amy Russo on Mya; Reserve - Jessie Tarr on Zippy Junior HP - Karly Roth on Niska; Reserve - Jasmine Williams on Cody Pee Wee HP - Bobbi-Jo on Rusty; Reserve - Steven Robson on Connie Jackpot was One Flag winner - Cassandra Lawley on BooBoo

Kordell Bennet on Scotch

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Megan Moffat on Bleau

Jesse Tarr on Chanook

Alberta Donkey & Mule Club Update By Marlene Quiring and Colleen Campbell It is with great sadness I share with you the passing of Deloit Wolfe of Missoula, Montana on May 23, 2010. This is a huge loss for many of us personally and marks the end of an era in the world of the longears. Most people will remember Deloit and his famous mule, Horse, who won the hearts of the Spruce Meadows crowds at the Battle of the Breeds competition for the last 10 years. Deloit’s hard work paid off in 2008 when Team Mule captured the Championship title. We are so glad that he lived to see that dream come true! This month, new director Alice Todd has taken on the challenges of organizing a contingent of members to man a booth for the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club at the Calgary Stampede, July 13 and 14. Also this month is our annual ride at the Hummingbird Ram Falls area July 23 to 25. Everyone is welcome, including horses! Bring your voices or musical instruments for some great evening campfires. For more information call Keith Kendrew 403 8433293. Hope to see many of you there! Tees Longears Days is August 21 and 22 at the Tees Rodeo Grounds, east of Lacombe, AB. If you need a show booklet, call Ethel at 403 783-3083 or go online This is always a fun, family oriented event and free to the public, including camping on site.

The Alberta Donkey & Mule Club in conjunction with Stonebridge Driving Club was excited to welcome Driving Coach Cheryl Fotheringham on May 7 and 8 to a clinic at the Donalda Ag Society Arena. She guided six registrants through her basic foundation training. Cheryl has a philosophy that this foundation training is relevant for both driving and riding animals. She has been a member of the Canadian Horse battle of the breeds for the past several years and had many credentials to back her up. Animal participants included four large standard donkeys, two miniature donkeys, one Welsh pony and four horses. Ground work was first, followed by work with a halter. Cheryl demonstrated lunging and ground driving with one and two lines. Throughout the weekend, Cheryl repeatedly reinforced that solid ground driving is the foundation for a good driving animal. Considerable amount of time was spent on learning harness parts and their function. Poor fitting harness or cart can greatly affect the animal or team. Sunday afternoon Tinsel, a large standard donkey, was hooked to a cart while Cheryl explained and demonstrated harness fit and hitching safety. Later, participants rode with Colleen. Tinsel provided a thrill to everyone as he even

Colleen Campbell with Tinsel the donkey hooked to her cart at the Driving clinic

Cheryl Fotheringham, clinic instructor with Tinsel the donkey doing work on the ground at the Driving clinic.

cantered. This will be the third year that Tinsel has been hooked. Cheryl wanted to stress that he is still considered very green despite the number of hours already invested in him

Kelowna Riding Club Report By Ashton Wiklund On June 12-13, Kiersten Humphrey from Nexus Dressage in Langley, BC came to teach a clinic at the Kelowna Riding Club. Participants described the clinic as being very educational and worthwhile; and while Kiersten is an Equine Canada Level II coach and a successful FEI level rider this comes as no surprise. I can agree with this first hand, as I took my first step into the dressage world as a clinic participant. Regularly riding as a hunter/jumper I found the exercises to be very beneficial for both myself and my horse. We worked on the “outer layer of the onion” in dressage

training as Kiersten put it, with much to practice and perfect. The club is looking forward to holding more dressage clinics and competitions; I hope to see you there! As part of Equi-Life’s show series, the Summer Sizzler hunter/jumper show will run on July 17-18 on KRC grounds. There are high-point awards in each division ranging from cross poles to medal classes. Equi-Life’s shows have grown in entries and popularity during its 4th consecutive year running, so mark your calendar and don’t miss out. For more information or a prize list please visit the club’s event page.

The annual KRC Adult Camp is a favourite event of many riders all over the Okanagan. Riders bring their horses for 3 days of lessons, barbeques and camping. With the option of dressage, jumping or general flat lessons riders can create their own lesson schedule. Dressage lessons are taught by Dale Irwin, while Jody Sloper will be teaching the jumping lessons. Both coaches are level 3 NCCP certified and regulars at the club. The camp runs from July 12-14, so get your entries in and look for coverage of the camp in next month’s club update. • 59

The Back Country Horsemen of BC By Barb Veale, Northwest Chapter BACK COUNTRY HORSEMEN PROVINCIAL EXECUTIVE President: Jonathan Driesen, - 604 864-0730 Vice President: Rose Schroeder, - 604-854-1245 Vice President: Jack Breaks, Webmaster, - 604 856 7786 Vice President: John King, - 250-338-6789 Recording Secretary: Susan Shumey, - 604 856-1396 Treasurer: Sharon Pickthorne, - 250-337-1818 Past President: Gord MacKenzie, - 250 679-3999 Work Bee Coordinator: Ian Compton, - 250-337-8720 Joint Trail & Access (Horse Council): Rose Schroeder, - 604 854-1245 Horse Council Director: Isabel Pritchard, - 250 764-4533 Education: Mary Huntington, - 604-988-8442

It was my first overnight horseback trip with lightweight gear. Dawn and her dog joined my dog, Baloo and me for a three day alpine mountain ride near Smithers, BC. We loaded horses, gear, and dogs and wondered if our food and camp gear would fit. This was the dry run we had planned in order to sort and pack our gear but that never materialized. Near the end of our drive the rain started. Plan B quickly developed which entailed riding a shorter distance to set up camp so we could pack the gear in two trips. Despite the rain we enjoyed the ride in although we were happy when it stopped. Our campsite had grass and water nearby with small but amazingly sturdy alpine trees for shelter and high lines. Beautiful snow covered peaks could be seen from camp in the distance. A little closer, rolling alpine hills were dotted with clumps of trees, meadows and rocks. With high lines and the tent up we headed back to the truck for the last of our gear. A half-mile from the truck, a lone wolf joined us on the road. Denali, Dawn’s horse, was the first to alert us of his presence. My first thought was to keep moving so my Newfie cross would not spot the wolf. He is extremely dominant and I figured after a fight I would be suturing for a while. The wolf melted in and out of the trees, trailed

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alongside us or followed on the road until we got close to the vehicle. We led the horses a short way to a small alpine lake to let them graze and looked around for our visitor. He didn’t disappoint us. He came out of the trees on the opposite side of the lake, lay down and watched us. After picking up the rest of our stuff we headed out, watching for the wolf as we rode. Baloo spotted him following on the far side of a meadow and took off after him. I sat on my horse hoping Baloo wasn’t going to be shredded as he disappeared behind some trees hot on the wolf’s heels. No sounds, then Baloo appeared strutting with his tail in the air. Obviously words had been said but they were all non-verbal. Little did I know that we would be a surrogate wolf pack for the next three days and I would get to watch canine behaviour in its most subtle form. The wolf showed in very clear terms that Baloo was boss and he just wanted to join us, even though he was actually taller than Baloo. In camp that first night, Baloo took off barking into the darkness presumably the wolf had tried to wander in. We looked for him the next morning and spotted him above our camp curled up by a patch of trees. As we headed out for our ride, he trailed behind, curling up when we stopped to enjoy the views. At one point my horse, Siobhan stood grazing while the wolf came to within 5 or 6 feet of her. At lunch time, Dawn got some great snaps as he sauntered about 20 feet from Siobhan to curl up near a rock. Siobhan was lying down. I watched her as she watched the wolf. Her ears pricked forward but made no move to get up. She then went back to munching on grass while we took pictures of the two horses with the wolf in the background.

The wolf was incredibly respectful in all his dealings with us, although I suspect he didn’t think much of our hunting skills since he went off to hunt marmots by himself. The second morning we crawled out of the tent only to watch the dogs comb the ground with their noses around our tent, pots and camp area. We obviously had a visitor overnight, without the dogs noticing and with nary a whinny from the horses on their high lines. We were joined once again on our morning ride. He followed us back towards our truck but disappeared close to our truck and the humming hydro station next to it. Our surroundings were incredible. Under blue skies, beautiful alpine flowers and meadows with even higher rugged peaks in the distance. For many people it would be a trip of a lifetime, even without the wolf. For us it was a normal jaunt into the alpine, except for the wolf. Because of him, it was truly a magical trip, to be trusted and accepted by a magnificent wild animal. To watch him in the wild for days was a rare privilege, one I will forever treasure.

Endurance Riders Association of BC Finally! The first BC Endurance ride of the Officers & Directors 2010 President -June Melhuish 2010 season and the 4th VP - Ruth Moorby Annual Endurance Ride Secretary - Lori Bewza at Rock Creek was held on Treasurer - Lynn Wallden Directors: the May 23 long weekend. Louise Abbott Everyone seemed very Madeline Bateman happy to be back at it, Brenna Mayer Elaine Bessuille both horses and humans! Terre O’Brennan The skies around the Rock Karen Ellis Creek Fairgrounds were Gary Forde Brenda Miskimmin often alarmingly grey and Cheryl Dzida ominous but the rain never arrived at this special spot. The sunny periods were frequent and welcome. The Kettle Valley Trails Association has worked hard over four years to build a network of equestrian trails and loops that are scenic, varied and a little challenging! Each year a bit of trail has changed or been added to improve the trail overall. A big thanks to that dedicated crew! Twenty-six senior (adult) riders started at each level of 50 and 30 miles with one Junior in the 50 Mile and six in the 30 Mile. It was great to see them taking on the challenge and we’re grateful to their sponsors for guiding them through. Dennis Summers and Tsunami rode in first in the 50 mile distance in 4:53; Murray MacKenzie on Ransom, Junior ,Terry-Lynn Moorby on Murray’s Atomic and Sue Summers on Humvee arrived next at 5:23; Julius Bloomfield on Kismet and Kate Coady on Avtar at 5:40; Bianca Mackenzie on Davine and Chris Thomson on Harrison Bey at 5:41; Fred Voglmaier on My Dance at 5:50, Brandy Anthony on Sterling Ventures in 6:10; Dede Dacyk on Rahja and Anne Neary on Filash Orbit, a mother daughter team completing in 6:10 to tie for 10th place. The balance of the 50 milers came in at regular intervals with Shari MacFarlane bringing up the rear at 9:08 marking 10,000 endurance miles! Congratulations Shari. Dianna Gilbreath and Stormy Lady rode in first in the 30 mile distance in 3:41; Melanie Gutsell on Over and Usher with son Justin on Ford arrived next at 4:12 and 4:14 along with Debbie Powell on Chimo; Junior rider Sylvia Harvey on Snowy’s Chardonnay, Larry Hensley on Soladon and Uli Schnabi on Stormhesp at 4:15; Lauren Sellars on Snowy’s Zipadee made it in 4:18; Lori Bewza on Troubador’s Al Jazaan in 4:23; Derrick Stanbury on Taj Rabba in 4:28; Neils Khule on Road Kill Kitty in 4:30; Brenna Mayer on Naskeet in 4:31 to complete the Top 10 in the 30 Mile distance. Ride site developer Lynn Paul brought up the rear with granddaughter Selina,Hans Larrson and Dayna Stevens at 6:09. Best Condition and High Vet Score for the 50 Miles was awarded to Murray Mackenzie and Ransom. For the 30 Miles, long-time partners Barb Homes-Balmer and Shimelhawa won the High Vet Score again. Congrats to both riders and their great horses and thanks to vets Drs. Rob Mulligan, Sarah Greenwood and Ruth Sims! Meanwhile, back at qualifying races for the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky 2010, many of British Columbia’s top competitors

traveled north of Edmonton, Alberta for the FEI Horseshoe Lake Challenge held the same weekend meeting quite different conditions! Here’s a report from crew extraordinaire, Elaine Bessuille, who traveled with Terre O’Brennan and Kozaar. Competitions were scheduled Lynn Paul and granddaughter Selina. over both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday had a 50 and a 25. Sunday had a 25, 50, 75 and 100. The ride trails suffered badly from the heavy rain Friday night. Saturday riders had some rain but the real killer was a sharp wind out of the north that kept the crew and volunteers and FEI folks frozen. Sunday was marginally better with only a few light showers but the temperature stayed low (6 C) and the wind stayed brisk. Shari MacFarlane on Each loop was traveled twice in left, Louise Abbott on succession with some stretches also marked right. as common trail for coming and going. Rain and hooves did a number on the footing, and some sections of trail were developing very poor conditions. A dangerously bad downhill was also a major issue and Ride Management was trying to find options around it. With only 5 minutes until Terre who was leading, was to head out on the Pink Loop, she learned that the Ground Jury had made a change and they would now ride Yellow, a 10 mile loop. It had some of the same poor trail as Pink but good stretches of sand road as well. In order to make up the distance difference, the riders would travel 2 times around the big loop at the far end of the trail. This timely change came as a huge relief to all riders! The 100 mile ride had 10 entries and 4 completions, Terre and Koszaar, Kathy Irvine and Nightwind Savanna, Ariel McLeod and Zorro as well as Gail Jewel and Doc (Jolly Holiday.) The start was at 5:00 am and Terre finished at 8:15 pm, 25 minutes ahead of CoC time. Both Kathy and Ariel made the time too. Gail made it in before dark, to everyone’s relief. The first 3 horses showed for BC and all looked really good, trotting their circles. We can’t say the same for the riders; tree branches and faces. What else to say. Terre ended up very lame from hitting her knee on a tree trunk. Ariel MacLeod and Zorro won BC. Huge congrats to her and all riders at this tough competition! Next month’s newsletter will report on the Golden Ears Endurance Ride June 12 at Maple Ridge and upcoming Ride Over the Rainbow at Merritt on July 3. Check the website for schedules and entries. Mark your calendar for our Second Annual Poker Ride at Joe Rich, Kelowna July 23 to 25. Its great country, amazing prizes completed with a pig roast! Full details can be found under ‘events’ on the website. See ya there! • 61

Pine Tree Riding Club Kamloops, B C Newsletter contact: Bert, Club contact: Jodi Daburger 250-675-4588

Pine Tree Riding Club would like to say a huge thank you to Ron and Shane Haywood who spent the last month repainting our jumps. They have worked countless hours sanding and repainting rails, brick walls, brush boxes and jump standards. We now have a complete set of hunter fences and a set of jumper fences will be ready soon. Our second successful jump clinic was held June 13. Jodi Daburger coached riders from beginners doing cross poles right up to a more advanced group jumping 3 feet. The weather was great and our riders were thrilled to be the first ones over the new jumps! Thank you to everyone who sold raffle tickets. The proceeds go straight to grounds improvement. Our lucky winners are: 1st - Dewalt Saw, RONA Aberdeen - Ivy Rhodes, Salmon Arm 2nd - $100 Gift Certificate, Kamloops Tirecraft - Frank English, Qualicum Beach 3rd - Free Oil Change, Lube X Kamloops - Brian Meints, Kamloops

Play days

Two down and two to go! Thank-you so much to the many volunteers who make our play day’s possible. Dorie Sayers and Shane Haywood who spend all day in the booth announcing and keeping track of placings; Rhonda Rebinsky and Krista Blades for whipping in; Tracy Nordal and the Daburger boys for manning the out gate and presenting the ribbons; George Wyers and 4H Jr. Council along with Ron Haywood and Elisabeth Nyfeler for spending their days in the cook shack making sure we are all well fed.


We’ve had fantastic attendance at the first two Gymkhanas this year and are looking forward to the next two! These events are fun for the whole family with age groups from lead line to senior and 5 games each day. If you haven’t been out yet, come give it a try! Special thanks to Nicole and Joyce Atherton for spending their days in the booth making

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sure the day runs smoothly. Have you noticed how well groomed our Cole Fink helping to build a arenas are this year? ground pole. Prairie Coast Tractor has donated the use of one of their tractors, along with an arena groomer and the fuel for each and every Pine Tree event this year. Our arenas have never looked better! For a full list of our sponsors, please go to the sponsor page on the website. We encourage you to support the businesses that support you!

“The Winner” Ron Haywood and James Fink drawing the winning ticket.

Katie Miller

Members Choice Award

Remember to send in your nominations for the first annual Members Choice Award. We already have a few nominations but would like more! Have you noticed a member who is helpful, a good sport, someone who sets a good example for other riders? Please let any of the directors know or stop in at the announcers booth at events and let us know who you would like to see receive this award at the year end banquet.

Lauren Miller


The Pine Tree Riding Club is pleased to offer scholarships available to PTRC members who wish to attend post secondary education. Two $250 scholarships will be presented to two current club members involved with the club a minimum of two consecutive years. This scholarship is open to applicants of any age studying at post secondary institutions. Application forms are available on the website. The closing date is October 1 2010.

Emily Balfour


There will be a general meeting on Tuesday July 20 at 6:30 pm at the PTRC grounds. The main focus of the meeting will be grounds maintenance and improvements. The more members we have at the meeting the better! Mackenna Fink learning to jump and grabbing mane!

British Columbia Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 * President: Gordie McEachen, 250-337-5958, Vice President: Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807 AQHA Director: Gayle Pawley-Wilson 604-323-4418, AQHA Director Emeritus: Gen Matheson Ph/Fax 604-534-5137 Membership Secretary /Media Liaison: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 Fax 604-806-9052,

Calendar of Events

July 2-5 - Peace River and Area Quarter Horse Association, Dawson Creek Debbie - (250) 719-1776 July 11-12 - Smithers Quarter Horse Association, Smithers Reka - July 17-20 - LMQHA West Coast Summer Classic, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley. Darlene - (208) 798-0763 July 21-25 - Region One Championships, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley August 7-8 - Terrace Quarter Horse Show, Terrace Laurie - (250) 635-9401 August 15–VIQHA (Duncan) – Open All Breed Show, Duncan Fairground, Duncan. Tamsin - (250) 743-1735 August 27-30 – NBCQHA Super Circuit, Prince George Exhibition Grounds, Prince George. (250) 567-4807 hotmamax4@live.c September 4-6 - LMQHA Evergreen Circuit Combined Show, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley. Barb Williams - (208) 683-1617 September 16-19 - SCQHA Fall Circuit, Armstrong Agriplex, Armstrong Laureen Guenther - (250) 546-3527 September 25 – AQHA Ride, Barriere, Cherie Jardine - (250) 672-9341

First Time in Canada AQHA Regional Championships

When? July 21 to 25, 2010 Where? Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park in Langley, BC Why? Loads of fun, clinics, socials, entertainment, trade fair, championship competition and over $100,000 in awards Who can show? AQHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NCHA, BCCHA, CCHA and NSBA members and Youth riding All Breeds of horses or anyone can ride in the Jackpots What can I win? Money, saddles, 120 Montana Silversmith buckles, Professionals Choice saddle pads, Weatherbeeta blankets, Farnam product gift bags, Journal hay bags and much, much more! Is it too expensive to compete? Show all the classes in your one AQHA division throughout the entire show for only $150, only $70 for the AQHA Novice Youth division and only $50 for the All Breed Youth division Where do I get more information? or Tracy Adams 206-842-1047 206-383-6679 Riders will be competing for well over $100,000 in numerous AQHA classes such as Barrel Racing, Cutting, Reining, Western Pleasure, Heading, Heeling, Ranch Sorting, Working Cow Horse, Hunter U S and Over fences classes, etc. The 4-H youth will be hosting their summer spectacular and the BC Summer Games equestrian events will all converge at Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park. Stroll the trade fair, take in the clinics, Test Ride an American Quarter Horse and enjoy the social atmosphere while watching championship competition.


If you haven’t marked your calendar yet, definitely add the West Coast Summer Classic to your list of must see events of the summer. July 17 to 20 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley we will be offering a variety of different classes. This includes our New Jackpot Classes with opportunities for horses both young and old, as well as All Breed and PAC approved classes. Back by popular demand will be our evening socials, so make sure you come by and mingle. For complete details of all events and activities please check out our Show Program at We hope to see you there!


The Mount Arrowsmith show recently held in Port Alberni was a success and good times were had by all! Highpoints Open/Amateur Stallion - Waspy Leo – Inga Smith Open Gelding - Bow Tie N Dreams – Jerry Hutton Reserve - Kidlicious – Roberta Wilson Open Mares - Xtacy – Andrea Fortkamp Reserve - Cooligraphy – Trenna Brown Amateur Gelding - Kidlicious – Roberta Wilson Reserve - Bow Tie N Dreams – Jerry Hutton Amateur Mares - My Dads A Gunslinger – Helmut Fortkamp Reserve - Xtacy – Helmut Fortkamp Youth Gelding - Kidlicious – Jens Wilson Reserve - Slow Rock N Dun – Trenna Brown Youth Mares - Cooligraphy – Trenna Brown Reserve - Cools Pillow Talk – Shaylee Anderson 13 & Under - Laced Investments – Breanna Fear Reserve - Wink If Your Invited – Katrina Hamilton 14 – 18 - Who Is Luking – Kaitlynn Francis Reserve - Cools Pillow Talk – Shaylee Anderson Novice Youth - Laced Investments – Breanna Fear Reserve - Cools Pillow Talk – Shaylee Anderson Novice Amateur - Leap To Conclusion – Candace Travers Reserve - Kidlicious – Roberta Wilson Amateur - Kidlicious – Roberta Wilson Reserve - Leap To Conclusion – Candace Travers Select - A Little Reality – Carole Walton Reserve - Slow Rock N Dun – Gayle Wilson Jr Horse - Kidlicious – Roberta Wilson Reserve - Lillys Lil Investor – Tyla Carter Senior Horse - Pink Cadillac Dreams – Tami Hutton Reserve - Slow Rock N Dun – Gayle Wilson Stake Highlights (Complete results on Youth WP - Laced Investments – Breanna Fear Open WP - Just Consider It – Joanne See Youth HUS - Who Is Luking – Kaitlynn Francis Open HUS - Who Is Luking – Kaitlynn Francis Barrels - Winner Takes All - White Lightning – Patty Woods Pole Bending - Winner Takes All - Justa Quincy Dance – Kirk Walton/Owen Lesley AQHA Ranch Sorting - Open - Solanos Peppy Gran - Kirk Walton, Justa Quincy Dance – Tommy Walton/ Owen Lesley Ranch Sorting - All Breed - Solanos Peppy Gran - Kirk Walton and Justa Quincy Dance – Tommy Walton/Owen Lesley


Plans are well underway to host the South Central Quarter Horse Association Fall Circuit September 16 to19 at the Agriplex in Armstrong. New this year we will be offering NRHA Reining classes (Pending Approval) along with 6 Added Money Futurity and Stake classes. SCQHA Stakes and Futurities are open to all stock horse breeds. Please keep checking for the upcoming Class List and Entry Forms. If you would like a program contact Cheri (250) 5732541 or • 63

BC Paint Horse Club Pres Colleen Schellenberg 604 534-8287 VP vacant Sec Mary Ratz 604-639-0212 Treas Dianne Rouse 604 530-3366 Past Pres. Louise Bruce 604-530-8310 APHADirector (BC & Alaska) Jodie Moore 604-532-9305 Alt Andrea Aitken 250 498-2240 APHA 817 834-2742

It’s hard to believe we are half way through the year already! A lot of events have come and gone in such a short amount of time; horse shows, trail rides, camp-outs and barbeques. Our BC members have been busy on all fronts of the horse action! The first show to be hosted by the West Coast Colours Horse Club and sanctioned by the BC Paint Horse Club was the Fun Start Show in Delta on June 6. Judge (and I do mean literally!) Doug LaSota was joined by 33 exhibitors in a variety of Halter, Showmanship, Trail, English and Western performance classes on about the rainiest Sunday in recent history. I think a gold medal should go to the ring crew and announcer for record breaking time to tear down from the outdoor arena, transport to the indoor arena, set up and get rolling again! Spirits were high, everyone had a great time and there were lots of prizes won or given away in random draws. Barbara Binns worked her magic once again providing us with a fabulous spread for lunch with her helpers Richard and Lloyd manning the BBQ. They had an amazing 16 Paint horses and 9 Pintos show up to compete in the APHA and PtHA approved classes with a couple waiting in the wings gaining a little more experience. Many thanks to the impromptu office staff, Denise Taker. I’m sure you have now guaranteed your spot in heaven for the job you did! We would like to congratulate the high point winners: High Point Paint - You Bet Im Smashing, Anne Marie Wass Reserve - Shiny And Zipped, Ingrid Libera High Point Amateur Paint - You Bet Im Smashing, Anne Marie Wass Reserve - Ima Classic Coosa, Natalie Hall High Point Youth Paint - Shiny And Zipped, Ingrid Libera Reserve - Maximum Intensity, Giorgina Libera High Point Solid Paint Bred - Slow Mountn Scribbles, Melissa Cheng High Point Pinto - Just Alito Flashback, Trisha Davis Reserve - You Bet Im Smashing, Anne Marie Wass High Point Amateur Pinto - You Bet Im Smashing, Anne Marie

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Wass Reserve - Classy Cooper, Margo Murray High Point Breeding Stock Pinto - Pursuit of Happiness, Bria Taker High Point All Breed Open - Super Miss Lucy, Tamara Jameson Reserve - Yellowpoints Billy Regalito, Lucy Minkley High Point All Breed Walk/Trot - Zoe, Barbara Cameron Reserve - Benicio, Lexi Jones Winner of the BC Paint Horse Club’s Free Trophy Program - Slow Mountn Scribbles, Melissa Cheng

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for your support! Their second show, scheduled for August 1 is offering APHA, PtHA and All Breed classes with the same basic class list in a 1-day 2-judge format with the addition of more jumping and possibly dressage. All English or all Western classes are offered on full day rates. Email for details, updated class list or entry forms. The next show on the agenda is the 3 in 1 Breed and Open Show July 9 to 11 offering classes for Paints, Quarter Horses and Appaloosas in Smithers, BC. A full slate of performance, halter, futurity and cattle classes are offered. It sounds like it’s going to be another great show! All forms and additional information are available from If you have questions, please contact the Show Secretary Barb Bowerbank at 250-692-4347 or fax at 250692-4345.

Following is an update from our President, Colleen Schellenberg.

The 2010 Pinto World Championship Show, Tulsa Oklahoma ran for 12 days in June. The Northwest was being very well represented with no less than five of our very own BC Paint Horse Club families attending and showing! Even before the show was finished we had a reason to celebrate the successes of these individuals both youth and amateur. It is really quite overwhelming to know how much time, commitment and effort is invested in showing and competing at a level of this calibre. Personally I didn’t leave out a day of not logging on to the live feed, running sometimes 15 hours a day presenting all the classes in two arenas. Sisters Kirsten and Emilee Chamberland competed in the Youth Jr and Sr divisions with their horses Desis On The Street and A

Rio Zachanowicz and A Sheik Invitation.

Sexy Sensation riding in English Equitation, English Pleasure, Ideal Pinto English, Western Pleasure, Trail, Bareback Western, Western Horsemanship as well as English and Western Showmanship. These talented young girls who have been riding under the guidance of their trainers, Chris and Jodie Moore for the last 12 years proudly brought home ribbons for placing Top Ten in their classes with the senior division most times presenting over 50 riders. Astounding! Kirsten has the honour of at least two reserve buckles for both Showmanship classes. Parents Julie and Dan Chamberland of Langley have so much to be proud of with these two wonderful girls. Oh, did I mention they are on to Paint Worlds in Fort Worth Texas next! The Amateur riders Jenn King riding Ready To Dream, Jan Myren riding BWF Classic Sonny and Kerry Sawyer with her special friend Justa Ez Rider have also placed in the Top Ten of the World in Western Pleasure, Trail, English Equitation, Ideal English, English Showmanship and Disciplined Rail English. These ladies will be happy to share the intimate details upon their return. Congratulations on a job well done! As your BCPHC president, I look forward to the many stories I hope you will share from this once in a lifetime experience. Well, that wraps up another month. I am looking forward to reporting on the Youth APHA World Show in next month’s edition.

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

Hi Everybody! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather (rain included) we have been having with your two- and four-legged friends! The BCIAHA would like to congratulate our members who were able to show at the 2010 Western Canadian Breeders Championship Arabian Show. Please e-mail me with your results and pictures so I can publish them in our next newsletter! BCIAHA held a Dressage Day at Asmara Stables, June 13. The warm sunny day brought riders and horses from Penticton, Summerland, Westbank, Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Armstrong. Ms. Suzanne Wallace, of Vernon, officiated as the judge for the day. Her kind and thoughtful approach was appreciated by all riders. Leah Janzen of Armstrong sat as a shadow judge for learning experience. A battery of volunteers filled the many spots from scribing, whipping in, runners, scorer, show manager and secretary. Lunch was prepared for the officials and volunteers by Karel and was enjoyed by all. Our thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the day, to volunteer and to those who rode and a special thanks to Wally and Sheila for hosting the event. High Score Senior Rider was Vicki Davies of Salmon Arm riding her Connemara mare Silverdale Covergirl. High Score Junior Rider was Elizabeth Fraser of Armstrong on Summer Sel Colleta. Freestyle Top Score was also won by Elizabeth and Summer Sel Colleta.

BCIAHA would like to congratulate our High Point winners: Senior: Ronnalee Harris on Riverdance received a vest from Lakeshore Animal Clinic, Steve and Cori Wilson, Kelowna and “Ivermec” 14 to 18: Judy Wyers on Champagne and Dreams received a vest from Dan-Gare Drilling, Alaina and Derek McGladdery, Armstrong, and “ Ivermec” 13 and under: Victoria Fryer on Black Rambo Shadow received a grooming bag and plaque from All Kootenay Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Colleen Kramer, Fruitvale, BC 10 and under: Heather Redman on Black Knight received a grooming bag and plaque from Melinda Harris and “Harry,” Mission, BC.

With foaling season coming to an end, we would love to have you submit pictures of all of your beautiful Arabian and Half Arabian foals. So make sure you send them in along with their sire and dam’s name. If you have any farm news please let us know of your events and happenings and we will do our best to get it out to our BCIAHA members. BCIAHA would like to give special thanks to Alaina McGladdery for her dedication to the club and writing our newsletter every month. She has now past the reins down to myself Alysha Bartlett. Please contact me at withoutadoubtt@ Make sure you check our website out at

Summer Sel Coletta; 20-year-old Registered Morgan Mare. Ridden by 14-year-old Elizabeth Fraser of Armstrong.

Fern Gully; ridden by our youngest competitor Hailey Freathy of Summerland.

Cody; 15-year-old Appendix Gelding. Ridden by Jennifer Corbeil of Westbank.

Libertation (Ahmoun x Kiri Koala); 13-year-old Registered Arabian gelding. Ridden by Jane Windeler of Penticton.


In the June issue page 65 we errored in photo mention. Here is the photo again and the correct names. Saddle Up apologizes for the error. On left is Lorna Henschke and her Canadian mare LDR Ghost R-Baby or “Lilo.” On right is Faye Fox and her Arabian gelding Zorro. • 65

BC Cutting Horse Association Photos by Robert Magrath, On June 5th and 6th the BC Cutting Horse Association hosted Area 20 NCHA DAYS. We had 218 works with $19,183.30 paid out in prize money. Our event was held at Knutsford just outside Kamloops at the beautiful Haughton Arena. Big thanks to Doug and Laurie Haughton for hosting us for the weekend. We also awarded 11 Big D sheets to our weekend aggregate winners, thanks to our sponsors listed below for those sheets and to The Horse Barn for the embroidery. We also awarded 2 $250 NCHA Youth scholarship certificates, champion went to Charlie Copithorne of Calgary and reserve to Shaun Timmons of Kamloops. There was a bronze trophy supplied by the NCHA to the aggregate winner in the $2,000 Limit Rider class and this was a very close class with Julia Wilson of Chilliwack coming out just ½ a point ahead of Dr David Ciriani of Kamloops. The NCHA and they’re corporate sponsors sent many other prizes which were drawn for throughout the weekend. The BCCHA would also like to thank Vern & Mona Elliot of The Cowboys Choice in Vernon for sponsoring a beautiful custom made cowboy hat for our fundraiser. The draw was made on Sunday at the show with Jon Sagmoen of Salmon Arm being the lucky winner. The weather was mostly dry for the week-end, the cattle were fresh and the ground was good. All in all it was a great show. Thanks to all the volunteers who put in many long hours and to all the competitors for some great cutting. 2010 Board of Directors President: Kevin Tienkamp 250-546-9156 Vice Pres: Ken Hartley 250-573-2328 Secretary: Lynn Graham 250-374-8882 Directors: Mary Lynn Zirnhelt Les Timmons Sue Majeau Robin Hay Roger Smeeton Bob Zirnhelt Val Martin Wendell Stoltzfus Area 20

AGGREGATE WINNERS Open – Kit And Kaboonsmal, O/Stefan Fuchs, Toms Lake; R/ Denton Moffat Non Pro – CD Peptofilly, O/R Dave Anderson, Calgary, AB $3,000 Novice Horse – Noon Date, O/Marion Sapergia, Pritchard; R/ Rick Hook $10,000 Novice Horse – Lizzys Play Girl, O/Rob Leman, High River, AB; R/Dustin Gonnet, Cayley, AB $50,000 Amateur - Peppers Fancy Page, O/R Valerie Dettwiler, Vanderhoof $5,000 NH/NP – Little Dera Madera, O/R Dave Anderson, Calgary $15,000 NH/NP – HA Chics Guitar, O/R Andrea Delwo, Kamloops; and Whirl N Play, O/R Amanda Smith, Okotoks, AB $35,000 Non Pro - Peppy San Zack, O/R Maureen Stewart, Leduc, AB $2,000 Limit Rider - Smart O Man, O/C Wilson, B Visser; R/ Julia Wilson, Chilliwack Sr Youth - Docs Of Summer, O/Bill Lightfoot, Priddis, AB; R/Charlie Copithorne, Calgary, AB Two Handed N/N - Saharahs Emma Hay, O/R Debbie Hall, Aldergrove $500 Limit Rider – Smart Lil Poco, O/R Neil Higgins $550 Ranch Horse - Itsa Peppy Day, O/R Terry Hewitt, Kamloops

50,000 AM

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Two Handed N/N

2000 LR

5,000 NHNP

3,000 NH

10,000 NH Sr Youth

15,000 NHNP

Sr Youth

2,000 LR

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


THE ALBERTA DONKEY AND MULE CLUB Clinics, Shows, Trail Rides/Drives and lots of Fun. 780-696-3892 7/10 armstrong/enderby riding club  Tammy Thielman 250-832-3409, Fun Days, Shows, Clinics, Battle Royal. 10/10

The Back Country Horsemen of B. C. BCHBC provides a social, safe learning atmosphere for all equestrians interested in trail riding and the back country. We strive to preserve and enhance the use of public lands for all equestrians. Pres. Jonathan, 604-556-6884 or 11/10

BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOC. (Grand Forks) Pres: Tanya Margerison 250-4420209,, Visit for Events 4/11 BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Shannon 250-751-4685 12/10 BC CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Kevin Tienkamp 250-546-9156, or web Area 20 3/11 BC Draft under saddle club.  Open to all Draft and Draft X. Pres: Dawn Germscheid 604-617-7354, 9/10 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  250-546-6004 Arabian Encampment, Youth Club, Racing, Endurance  11/10 BC INTERIOR HORSE RESCUE SOCIETY. Our mission is to rescue, protect, help and prevent the abuse of horses. Memberships/volunteers. 250-260-5344 7/10 BC Interior Morgan Horse Club  Sect’y: Karen Wilkie 250-546-8973 Meeting, Trail Rides/Socials, Fellowship, Newsletter,  12/10 BC Miniature Horse Club Pres: Melissa Schryvers 604-202-3024. Show June 12-13 Cloverdale 6/11 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB  President: Colleen Schellenberg 604-534-8287 Shows, Horses for sale, Membership 4/11 BC QUARTER HORSE  ASSOCIATION  Membership: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 or visit 8/10 BC ranch cutting horse assoc. (Fraser Valley) Pres. David Parker 604-462-0304,, 3/11 BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP Our aim is to promote, showcase and market our breeding and show stock by organizing shows with futurities, line and under saddle classes for horses and ponies. Equine Canada Bronze, BC Heritage Circuit and PAC Qualifier Shows. Contact: Ulli Dargel 4/11 604-421-6681, Membership: Shelley Fraser 604-534-8782 or

British Columbia Team Cattle Penning Association

ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC Secretary: Lori Bewza, 250-679-8247 11/10 EQ TRAILS ASSOCIATION Advocates for Horses on Trails, & Managers of Skimikin Campground., 11/10 GIT ‘ER DONE! GYMKHANA CLUB, Family oriented fun. 250-577-3154 7/11 HORSE COUNCIL BC 1-800-345-8055 Representing the interests of BC’s equine industry. 10/10 INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION 9/10 Grant Beyer, President 250-319-0201 or Sue Rath, Secretary 250-376-9443 KELOWNA GYMKHANA CLUB  Amanda Blamire 250-764-1397,  11/10 NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC.  250-549-0105 Spring & Fall Riding Sessions for the disabled  0 Okanagan Miniature Horse Club Pres: Scott Rempel 250-542-3433 AMHA, AMHR Sanctioned Shows, Fun Days & Clinics 6/11 OLIVER RIDING CLUB Pres: Debbie House 250-498-4326, E-mail:, 6/11 Peachland riding club  Blair Bates 250-452-6941 Fun & Family oriented! See for activities 2/11 Peruvian Horse club of BC Sec/Treas: Bonnie 250-275-7715 Annual Show, Parades/Demos, Stallions, Breeders 10/10 Pine tree riding club (Kamloops) Debi 250-851-9256 Monthly Playdays, Annual Show, Activities 6/11 South Okanagan Horse Assoc.  Shows, Clinics, Fun Days, Spirit of Life Ride,  9/10 western canadian reining assoc. Sharon 604-856-3348,  10/10

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

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

403-625-3326 Fax: 403-625-2274

Team Cattle Penning is a fast and exciting sport! The BCTCPA supports and promotes good horsemanship and sportsmanship and is an affiliate of the Canadian Team Cattle Penning Association. This sport is open to almost any level and age of rider. For more info, visit us at or contact Bill Klop (Pres) 604-796-9127 3/11

Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART)  Deborah Silk 250-493-9752 or 250-809-7152,  0 Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society  Preserving for our children the horse of our forefathers. 604-530-5772  3/11


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:, and choose “Membership” section. Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: Marnie Somers, President 204-834-2479 or 6/11 • 67

What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2010 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,

Weekly Mon-Fri GIRLS RIDING CAMPS, Wildhorse Mountain Ranch, Rocky Mtn House, AB, Diane 403-729-2910,, Jun 22-Jul 22 ONLINE SALE of more than 40 Warmbloods & Sport horses at 1 CANADA DAY PARADE, BC Interior Morgan Horse Club, at Chase, BC, followed by Farm Tour & BBQ at GNR Morgans, Chase, BC. Info Pat, 1 TRAILS FOR TROOPS Fundraiser, 10km ride, CFB Edmonton, AB, Dianne Weir 780-973-6503, 1-5 YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Rock Creek, Yvonne 250-446-2523 2 OMHC AMHR Sanctioned Show, Armstrong, Joan McNaughton 250-992-7485 2–4 JERRY TINDELL Basic Mule/horsemanship. Lakedell Arena, Westerose, AB. 403-783-5210,, 2-5 PEACE RIVER AND AREA Quarter Horse Association, Dawson Creek, Debbie Pavlis 250-719-1776, 3 PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, 3 ERABC RIDE OVER THE RAINBOW 30/50/100, Merritt, Barb Holmes Balmer 250-768-8206, 3-4 TWINCREEKS CTR, Duncan, BC, Linda Warncock, 250-752-1062, 3-4 OMHC AMHA Sanctioned Show, Armstrong, Joan McNaughton 250-992-7485 3-4 LRS Little Britches Rodeo, Drill Performance at Half Time, LRS Grounds 9am, Wendy London 604-454-4966, 3-4 TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Ft. Qu’Appelle, SK, 250-765-7853, 3-4 48TH ANNUAL DIDSBURY HORSE SHOW, Didsbury Exhibition Grounds, Didsbury, AB, Contact Arlene 403-518-6454, 5-7 JERRY TINDELL Intermediate Mule/horsemanship. Lakedell Arena, Westerose, AB. 403-783-5210., 8-11 MARION WEISSKOPFF NH Home-base Clinic, Princeton, Marion 250-295-4329, 9 JONATHAN FIELD Demo 6PM, Saanich Fair Grounds, Victoria. or Roma 1-877-573-4018 9 DRESSAGE PERCENTAGE DAY, Vernon Riding Club, BC, 9-10 ALCHEMY OF THE HORSE, Calgary, contact Laodas-Way, or 780-621-0765 9-11 EVAN HOWARTH HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, hosted by Bouchie Lake Gymkhana Club, Quesnel, Alicia 778-465-3333 or 250-249-5266 10 POKER RIDE, Skimikin Lake (Shuswap), make it a weekend of camping fun for the whole family,, Leah 250-832-4943 eve. 10 SUMMERLAND Rodeo Grounds All Youth Show. Summerland, BC, 10 TREC, Open to members & non-members, Nelson, Jocelyn 250-304-2247,, 10 GREEN LAKE GYMKHANA, Dimps 250-456-7741, 10–11 DRESSAGE SHOW, EC BRONZE/GOLD, Vernon Riding Club, BC, 10-11 ROPING SCHOOL, Beginner, Longhorn Acres, Armstrong, Doug or Kris 250-546-6494, dallyup2@telus 10-12 JONATHAN FIELD Course 2 Liberty/Better Rider Clinic, Saanich Fair Grounds, Victoria. or Roma 1-877-573-4018 11 AERC FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Sandy Murdoch 250-832-1878, 11 100 MILE HOUSE GYMKHANA, Jen 250-791-6207, 11 GAMES DAY, LRS Grounds, Ngaire Niven 778-277-0015,

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HORSE RACING, Kin Race Track, Vernon, Robert 250-545-9655, SMITHERS QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, Smithers, Reka Schippers, schipp@bulkley JUST FOR KIDS CLINIC w/Mandy Pretty, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna, 250-765-7853, WCRA WEST COAST CLASSIC, Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack, Sharon 604-202-9131,, ONLINE SALE of more than 40 Warmbloods & Sport horses at W.E.G. CDN. REINING TEAM SELECTION FINALS, Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack, Sharon 604-202-9131,, TOPLINE INTERIOR DERBY Series #2; Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669; PACKING CLINIC with Colleen Murphy, Pritchard, 250 309 -2528, info EFC TRAIL RIDE Fundraiser, The Ranch, Pritchard, Hosted by BC Interior Morgan Horse Club & Back Country Horsemen, info Pat Crema, BHA GYMKHANA (all ages & riding levels welcome), Grand Forks, PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, NORTHERN TRAILS SHOW, Didsbury, AB, Eng/Western, info & entries OPEN HOUSE, Chris & Kathryn Irwin’s Riversong Retreat, Whitecourt, AB, TTEAM Connect Icelandic Riding Clinic w/Mandy Pretty, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, STEVE ROTHER Horsemanship Clinic & Colt Starting, Courtenay, BC, Denise 250-897-3150,, LMQHA WEST COAST SUMMER CLASSIC, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, Darlene Chase 208-798-0763, BUCKLE SERIES TEAM ROPING, Longhorn Acres, Armstrong, Doug Henry,, 250-546-6494 HORSE RACING, Kin Race Track, Vernon, Robert 250-545-9655, NVIHA Fun Day get together, Comox Valley Ex. Grounds, Courtenay, or Margaret 250-337-2334, NOTCH HILL GYMKHANA, New Dawn Ranch, Sorrento, BC, Dawn 250-835-4482, , NH WITH LARRY STEWART Partnership Level 1, Lumby, BC 1-877-727-3554 STEVE ROTHER Horsemanship Clinic, Victoria, BC, Cathy 250-652-1795,, 2010 AQHA REGIONAL EXPERIENCE, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, more info at YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Trail, Margit 250-362-7679 ERABC POKER RIDE & Pig Roast, Silent Auction/Vendors, Joe Rich area/ Kelowna 250-768-1086, HUMMINGBIRD TRAIL RIDE. Hummingbird Equestrian Area west of Rocky Mtn House, AB. Keith Kendrew 403-843-3293, BHA RICK TIPPE CONCERT/DANCE Fundraiser, 7 pm (adults only), Grand Forks, ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS Grounds, Nicola Gildemeister, FLAT/HUNTER/JUMPER CLINIC, New Dawn Ranch, Sorrento, BC, Dawn 250-835-4482,, ROPIN & BARRELS, Louis Estates, Vernon, Carol or Cecil 250-542-4527,

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RICKEY GREEN ROPING CLINIC, Irvine Tack & Trailers, Crossfield, AB, free camping. Call Leanne to book your spot 403-946-4246. REINING CLINIC with Ian Tipton, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785 TRAIL HORSEMANS SHOW, Trail, BC, Pam 250-359-7097, MARION WEISSKOPFF DEMO, Andalusian Show, Chilliwack, contact TBA CHHAPS,, BC Interior Horse Show, Historic O’Keefe Ranch, Vernon, BC, STEVE ROTHER Horsemanship Clinic, Duncan, BC, Deborah 250-746-8769,, TTEAM Connect w/Robyn Hood, Mandy Pretty & Sue Falkner-March, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, GYMKHANA FUN DAY, 10 am, Quartersport Ranch, 137 Horner Rd., Lumby, BC 250-547-9277 PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, HORSE RACING, Kin Race Track, Vernon, Robert 250-545-9655, YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Sunshine Bay, Jackie 250-229-5241 NH WITH LARRY STEWART Harmony Level 2, Lumby, BC 1-877-727-3554 EQUINE ADJUSTMENT & Energy Medicine Chart, Alder Flats, AB, or 780-621-0765 GEORGES MALLERONI DRESSAGE CLINIC, Country Lane Stables, Courtenay, Mary 250 702-1914,, DOGWOOD DONKEY SHOW & Fun Days, Agrifair, Abbotsford, Pat 604-826-4404, REININ’ IN THE SUN, NRHA, NRCHA, AQHA approved show, Armstrong, BC, JUMPING DAY, LRS Grounds, Katherine Kowalik 778-241-1932, TOPLINE SUMMER EVENT & COMBINED TEST, Salmon Arm, Sonya 250-833-2669;


Weekly Mon-Fri GIRLS RIDING CAMPS, Wildhorse Mountain Ranch, Rocky Mountain House, AB, Diane 403-729-2910,, 1 PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, 2-6 NH WITH LARRY STEWART Refinement Level 3, Lumby, BC 1-877-727-3554 3-Sep 3 ONLINE SALE of more than 40 Warmbloods & Sport horses at 6-8 YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Rock Creek, Yvonne 250-446-2523 7-8 TTEAM Connect w/Mandy Pretty, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, 7–8 ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, Vernon Riding Club, BC, 7-8 TERRACE QUARTER HORSE SHOW, Terrace, Laurie Muller 250-635-9401, 7-8 DELTA RIDING CLUB Summer Show, Cathy 604.328.3814, 7-12 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Winnipeg (St. Andrews, MB),, 1-888-378-4632 7-13 WILD HORSE VIEWING & CAMPING TRIP, Central BC, Rose & Marion 604-854-1245, 8 VIQHA OPEN ALL BREED SHOW, Duncan Fairgrounds, Duncan, Tamsin Bland 250-743-1735, 8 AERC FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Rebecca Hilbrander 250-546-0052, 9-13 NH WITH LARRY STEWART Focus Camp (all levels), Lumby, BC 1-877-727-3554 13 NORTH AMERICAN SPORT PONY INSPECTION, Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB. 13-14 CARIBOU PLATEAU CTR, 100 Mile House, BC, Joanne Macaluso, 250-456-7320,, 13-15 PARKLAND WELSH PONY & COB SOCIETY Summer Pony Show, Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB. Sportponies Prizelists/Stabling 13-15 DAVE GIRLING CLINIC, all ages/riding levels welcome, Grand Forks, 14 NORTHERN TRAILS SHOW, Crossfield, AB, Eng/Western, info & entries

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SUMMERLAND Rodeo Grounds Horse Survivor Challenge (Entertainment). GREEN LAKE GYMKHANA, Dimps 250-456-7741, EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Carseland, AB,, 1-888-378-4632 WILD PINK YONDER 325 Mile Trail Ride, Waterton Lakes Nat’l Park to Sherwood Park, AB, Horses, Teams, Wagons welcome. Details 100 MILE HOUSE GYMKHANA, Jen 250-791-6207, PTRC Playday, Kamloops, or Alison Miller 250-573-5468 ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS Grounds, Nicola Gildemeister, HORSE SALE, Broken Springs Ranch & Pollitt Ranches, Eckville, AB, 403-746-5756 or 780-388-2139, Catalogue at HOT AUGUST HOOVES Trophy Show, Trail, BC, Pam 250-359-7097, ALCHEMY OF THE HORSE #2, Alder Flats, AB, or 780-621-0765 GAMES DAY, LRS Grounds, Ngaire Niven 778-277-0015, ALBERTA WISH TRAIL RIDE, Little Elbow, Kananaskis, AB, Irene White, 403-366-8199,, NVIHA Saddle Show, double-judged, Courtenay, Entries or Margaret 250-337-2334, TEES LONGEARS DAYS Tees Rodeo Grounds, Tees AB. Donkey and Mule Fun Fair and Show. Colleen Campbell 780-672-6105, REINING CLINIC with Ian Tipton, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785 CANADIAN APPALOOSA CONGRESS, Dual Approved, Claresholm, AB, Doreen Hooker 403-646-3023 WESTERN CANADIAN CLASSIC Horse Show & Futurity, Westerner Park, AB. EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Edmonton, AB,, 1-888-378-4632 BUCKLE SERIES TEAM ROPING, Longhorn Acres, Armstrong, Doug Henry,, 250-546-6494 PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW, PNE, Vancouver, 604-252-3581, YOUTH HORSEMEN EXTRAVAGANZA, camp-out and instruction, Grand Forks, BULKLEY VALLEY LIGHT HORSE SHOW. Event listings and entry forms available at our website or call 250-847-3816 EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC Course, Edmonton, AB,, 1-888-378-4632 LADIES HORSEMANSHIP EXPERIENCE, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, BC, 250-573-5800, ALCHEMY OF THE HORSE #1, Darwell, AB, or 780-621-0765 NBCQHA SUPER CIRCUIT, Prince George Exhibition Grounds, Prince George, Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807, BHA YOUTH ONLY SCHOOLING SHOW (Hunter, Eng/West, youth Peewee up to age 18), Grand Forks, MISSION TROPHY SHOW, Over Fences, Eng/West Perf./Trail, Mission, BC, info: or PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, JOHVALE INTERIOR DERBY Series #3, Pritchard, Heather Blomgren, SOHA SHOW (BCHC Show) Summerland Rodeo Grounds, info CEDAR SPEEDWAY CTR, Cedar, BC, Nicole Vaugeois, 250-245-4405, BHA GYMKHANA (all ages & riding levels welcome), Grand Forks, EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Langley, BC,, 888-378-4632

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Stallions and Breeders www.appaloosacentre.COM “Appaloosas for today and the future.” 250-963-9779 Ranch. 2/11

Peebles mini donkey ranch (Falkland) 250-379-2373  9/10 Reg’d & Pet Quality babies for sale. or

DALEDODDQUARTERHORSES.COM (Olds, AB) 403-556-2807 8/10 Best Bred and Broke Cutting Horses in Canada.

www.radicalfrenchgold.COM 2004 AQHA Perlino Stallion, APHA listed WFQHA. $850 stud fee, Money Earner, LTD book. LCFG. 604-823-4666 2/11

DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 6/11

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

GREEN GABLES MORGAN FARM (Armstrong) 250-546-8058 7/11 SS: WF Royal Mist’s Kurik, Black/Brown, 15.1HH,

SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES (Lumby) 250-547-6811 SS: Salty Ole Jack ’96 AQHA, 4/11

icelandic horse farm (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336  10/10 • Horses for Sale • Stud Service • Riding Lessons • Clinics • Training • Events • Tack Store E-mail: or call Erhard (evenings) 250-838-0234 6/11 • More Gaits - More Fun, just Tolt Away

IRISH CREEK RANCH (Vernon) 250-542-7228  3/11 SS: Little Peppe Leo, APHA B/W Homoz. Tobiano, K PERFORMANCE HORSES (Langley) 604-308-8669 SS: AQHA Dun Factored Stallions that Cut, Rein & Work Cows. Prospects for sale. 9/10

WARREN CREEK RANCH (Falkland) 250-275-2717 or 250-379-2128 4/11 SS: Parr for Jack, AQHA. Prospects for sale. Training/Lessons avail.

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

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

murray creek ranch (Langley, BC) 604-807-5519 5/11 SS: APHA & AQHA,

YELLOW MOUNT RANCH (Brooks, AB) 403-378-3886 SS: 6 AQHA/APHA Stallions, 3/11

OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 Offspring available by: Goldun Poco Mr Matt, AQHA/NFQH 97%, LBJ Sierras Blue Te, AQHA Blue Roan 7/11

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Stallions and Breeders 2004 Aqha Perlino Stallion

Radical French GOLD


K Performance Horses

Stallions Standing for 2010

Specializing in Dun factored AQHA Horses that Rein, Cut and Work Cows.

TW Smok N Hawk 2004 ApHCC Dark Palomino

If you are looking for Colour, Temperament and Athletic Ability... come meet our main man. We’d love to introduce you. Money Earner 2010 FEE: $850

Horses For Sale / Horses Started Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-5397; 7/10



ALSO STANDING: TW Sunsation 1994 APHA Palomino Tobiano 3Winds Skippa Treat 2007 Palomino Leopard Appaloosa Skip Jewels Leo 1994 AQHA Red Dun (Two Eyed Jack breeding)



2010 Stud Fee: $650

available to limited mares

TRIPLE COLOUR GUARANTEE OFFERED! This stallion will never give you a solid or red-based foal. If you breed and do not get a BLACK Tobiano or Tovero foal you get a FREE BREEDING.


We’ve moved to 4674 Bates Rd, Abbotsford, BC 604-746-7630 (House) or 604-816-9930 (Barn) 7/10

Little Peppe Leo

What’s this? These ads appear on IN COLOUR

AQHA/APHA Prospects for Sale Chex Smokin Deal or call 604-308-8669 (Langley, BC) 9/10

‘97 Black Tobiano APHA & PtHA Stallion 16.1HH HYPP N/N Champion and Champion producer of Halter, Colour and Futurity Winners. 2010 FEE: $750. Live or AI (plus collection fees) 100% Conception! COLOUR GUARANTEE If you get a solid foal you get a FREE BREEDING.


We’ve moved to 4674 Bates Rd. Abbotsford, BC 604-746-7630 (House) or 604-816-9930 (Barn) 7/10

is the new home of

1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut

Imperial Reign

2010 Fee: $500

2005 APHA Grulla Tobiano Stallion

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

A Legend in the Making... Introductory Breeding Fee for 2010: $500 reg’d / $400 grade

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

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

* Kid Lena AQHA Homozygous Black Stallion

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

Saltyolejack quarter horses

2010 FEE: $400 reg’d / $350 grade

For 2010 bookings call: 250-547-6811 or 250-307-2502

Glen Black

Visit us at

Box 136, Lumby, BC V0E 2G0 3/11


Colour V Ranch

Salty Ole Jack

15.3HH APHA Stallion

DS Boomin Enterprise

Painted Coos



Standing: DS BOOMIN ENTERPRISE Dun AQHA Stallion CHEX SMOKIN DEAL Silver Grullo Stallion •

ALSO STANDING: ($100 Booking Fee Applies to all breedings.) 2010 FEE: $450 reg’d / $400 grade

* Nifty TC AQHA Palomino Stallion (throws 95% colour) 4/11


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Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS


Armstrong inn, (Armstrong) 1-866-546-3056, Full Facility, Restaurant, Pub, Liquor Store, minutes to Fairgrounds 12/10 PENTICTON RAMADA INN & SUITES. 1-800 665 4966. Resort Style Hotel with Poolside Service & Full Convention Services. 2/11 SANDMAN HOTEL LANGLEY, Minutes to Thunderbird Show Park 1-877-888-7260,, 4/11

J. R. KELLY (Calgary, AB) 403-993-0269, Horse tooth & mouth care, sheath cleaning, etc. 8/10 RICOCHET ALPINE ENTERPRISES. Dog & Horse Grooming and Veterinary Hauls. Large 3 horse angle. Reasonable rates. 250-938-1217 (Enderby). 2/11

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

FARRIERS EVA’S BAREFOOT HOOF CARE, 250-644-1320, 8/10 Experienced, patient, willing to travel. Lower Mainland, Cariboo and Beyond. TRAILS END FARRIER SERVICE (North OK/Shuswap) 250-379-2578 or 250-540-4221 Laird Gordon, Certified Journeyman Farrier 7/11

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150 • Chilliwack, BC 7/10

Nice Rooms. Great People. Minutes to Chilliwack’s Heritage Park

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

Ph: 403-252-1661 • email:

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

Chilliwack, BC

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



Pronto Esso 546-3772



Same Location


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


BED, BALES & BREAKFAST DREAMSCAPE GUEST RANCH (Kamloops) 250-372-2928 Great Trails, Boarding, Rehab, Horses For Sale. 6/11

Trans Canada Hwy. / 748-8171 DUNCAN Abbotsford34633 Vye5410 Rd/556-7477 Duncan5410 Trans Canada Hwy./748-8171 KELOWNA 103-1889 Springfield Road / 860-2346 Kelowna103-1889 Springfield Road/860-2346 NANAIMO Island Hwy. S. / 753-4221 Nanaimo1-1277 Island1-1277 Hwy. S./753-4221 Parksville587 Alberni 587 Hwy./248-3243 Alberni Hwy. / 248-3243 PARKSVILLE 100% Saanich1970 Keating Cross Rd./652-9188 7/10 B.C. Owned and Operated! SAANICH Cross Rd. / 652-9188 Salmon Arm1771 10th1970 Ave. Keating SW/832-8424

otter co-op at pitt meadows, (Pitt Meadows) 604-465-5651  9/10 Suppliers of Quality Feed and Hay. Town & Country feed Store, (Invermere) 250-342-9433  12/10 Fencing Supplies, Pet Supplies & Fertilizers. Serving you 29 years. FEncing

KAL PARK FARMS (Vernon) 250-308-8138. Log cabin (sleeps 6) on 8 acres adjoining Kal Lake Prov. Park. Quiet location. 10 min. from downtown Vernon. 4/11 Minutes from Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB Accommodation for you, your family, your horse(s) 3 Bedrooms in B&B or complete privacy in The Homestead guest cabin. 1-877-607-3840 4/11


Custom built and installed to your needs

GRK Fasteners Dealer for your Construction needs • Customized Bale Spikes for your Farm Equipment • Custom Welding & Horse Trailer Repairs

Alan & Dorothy, Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662

BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS David Beerstra Trucking, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324  6/11 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch REIMERS FARM SERVICE, (N. OK/Shuswap) 250-260-0110 or 250-804-3030 Shavings, Sawdust, Bark Mulch  2/11 ROBERTSON FARMS LTD., (N. Okanagan) 250-833-2581 Shavings, Sawdust, Shavings, Bark Mulch  2/11 CONSTRUCTION Fixit renovations, Hans van der Stel (North Ok./Shuswap) 250-804-6662 (Vibrating) post pounding, excavating, shelters, reno’s and upgrades. 3/11 DEAD STOCK REMOVAL GREENWAVE FARMS (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-838-2250 Providing prompt dead stock removal service. 2/11

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GUEST RANCHES BLACKWATER SPRUCE RANCH 250-991-2408 Horseback Holidays on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage trail. 6/11 HAY SALES J&E HAY SALES (Serving BC) 604-819-6317 5/11 Alfalfa, Timothy, Straw, Grass, Mixes. By Bale or Load.

Leghorn Ranch Hay Sales Hanif Jinnah - 778-886-1343

From Alberta and Washington - Timothy/Alfalfa, Orchard Grass/Alfalfa, Alfalfa, Timothy and Chilliwack Local - Lots of excellent quality. Delivery in Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley 11/10 50 to 150 bales and semi loads


Business Services HEALTH PRODUCTS


HORSE SENSE HERBS, (Alberta) 1-800-434-3727 Original Chinese Herbal Formulas for Horses,  12/10

CARIBOO SADDLERY, (Williams Lake) 250-392-3735 Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs  12/10 CK CLASSIC LEATHERWORK (BC) 250-573-4355 English Saddle Fitting & Repairs, 7/11

INSURANCE Official Insurance Broker for the Horse Council of BC

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

• “FarmCare” Insurance • “EquiCare” Horse Mortality • Special Programs for Members • CALL  TODAY 1-800-670-1877 • 11/10

JOIN-UP • COWBOY CLASSIC EQUIPMENT (Merritt) 250-378-9263 12/10 Don Loewen, Custom Made Saddles, Leather Repairs

Voice For The Horse Consult ing

Kamloops Saddlery

Product Promotions & Advertising

Custom Saddlemaker, Bob Goudreault Custom Horse Gear & Repairs

Where your advertising dollars support horses at risk and equine educational programs.


1-877-493-8881 • 250-573-5496 • 617 Durango Drive, Kamloops, BC (near BC Livestock Co-op) 3/11


MASSAGE THERAPY Certified Equine Massage Therapist & Certified Reiki Master/Teacher offering sessions, seminars/classes, Heather 250-826-6979, Kelowna, BC 10/10 Learn equine massage therapy or chiropractic Massage or adjust your horse safely. 1-888-378-4632 Sidonia McIntyre 8/10 OHMS HORSE & HOUND MASSAGE,, 250-828-2279. Serving BC Interior/Fraser Valley. Massage, structural balance, herbal supplements. 5/11

Custom Made Saddles & Tack Using only the very best quality materials 10/10 Reg Marek • 250-569-7244 • McBride, BC •

knight’s saddlery (Merritt) 250-378-5733 Master Saddle and Tree Maker, 3/11 NICKERS SADDLERY LTD…


Canadian-made treeless saddles and innovative tack! Bitless and shoeless options, nutritional supplements and endurance and trail gear. Repairs + customization.

Rein-beau images, (Enderby) 250-838-7904  12/10 Animal Photography, 1.888.492.8225 / 250.492.8225 - Penticton

RETIREMENT retirement home for horses 600 acres of lush open pasture and woodland shelter in a herd dynamic. Ideal horse haven is situated 1/2 hour from Kamloops. Regular boarding also available.

Suniva Bronson, 250-573-4581 Pinantan Lake, BC 2/11


R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 7/10 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, (Clinton, BC) 250-459-7772 Horse tack, hunting gear, custom leather products, repairs. 3/11 TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS

Equine Retirement Centre

2080 Mile 108 Road, Horsefly, BC

Stevie Pearson, 1-866-447-6355

RIBBONS & ROSETTES dikor ribbon technologies, 1-866-503-2510 ph/fax 1st Place for Award Ribbons, 3/11 OKANAGAN  RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 12/10 Custom Printer of Award Ribbons SADDLEMAKERS & REPAIRS


ALL ‘Round Outfitters for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver) 250-498-4324 Stop & See us in the Sears Appliance Store, Downtown Oliver! 10/10 BIG  M SADDLES & TACK, (5765 Falkland Rd, Falkland) 250-379-2078  9/10 or 604-850-4238 Buy, Sell or Trade, Wholesale. BOUCHIE LAKE FARM & FEED (Quesnel) 778-465-3333 4/11 New & Used Tack, Giftware, Otter Co-op, Nature’s Mix, Pet Food CARRIAGE HOUSE MINIATURE HORSE TACK & HARNESS (Vernon) 250-541-7773. Everything you need for your VSE. 12/10 COLE’S COUNTRY STORE (Creston) 250-428-2107 9/10 New & Used Tack, Horse Supplies, Giftware & Jewelry COUNTRY ROADS GENERAL STORE (Fruitvale) 250-367-9229 Otter Co-op Feed Dealer, Feed, Tack, Farm Supplies & Giftware 7/11 HIGH HORSE TACK, (Victoria) 250-658-0011  7/11 English & Western, New & Used

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LAZY B (100 Mile House) 250-395-5175 Handmade Leather Goods, Team Ropers & Ranch Ropes, New & Used Tack 7/11 RUSTY SPUR TACK (Lumby) 250-547-9506 Feed, Tack, Consignments, Giftware, Supplements & Minerals 7/11 venkat saddlery (20110 Stewart Cres., Maple Ridge) 1-866-465-8883 English & Western Tack & Saddles. 3/11 WALKER CREEK COUNTRY GOODS LTD. (2 stores serving Vancouver Island) 9/10

RANDY OPHUS PERFORMANCE HORSES (Vanderhoof) 250-567-4269 Start to Finish, Reining/Cowhorses, Clinics/Lessons, Sale Horses. 5/11 RIVERSIDE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE (Prince George) 250-612-4770 2/11 Developing Horses & Riders to their potential.

TRAILER REPairs Trans National Trailer INC., (Vernon) 250-542-5373, 7/10 RV’s to Horse Trailers, Parts, Trailer Brake Specialist TRAINERS/coaches Gus Evagelopoulos, AQHA Prof. Horsemen (Armstrong) 250-307-3990 Specialize in Reining. Start-Finish Horses. Lessons. Prospects/finished horses for sale. 2/11

An EQUESTRIAN CENTRE LIKE NO OTHER in the world Barefoot Program •Connected Riding® • Classical Dressage Natural Horsemanship • Holistic Equine Management Equine Bodywork • Equine Rehabilitation and Re-Training 3/11


Tellington TTouch training, (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336  10/10 • TRANQUILLE FARMS (Lake Country) Lorraine Pilon. EC Cert. Western Coach, Monty Roberts Cert. Holder. 250-766-7180 8/10 MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton) 250-295-4329 Clinics & Horse training. Eng/West. Level 4 CHA Master Instructor. 6/11 CARL WOODS PERFORMANCE HORSES, (Peachland) 250-808-1486 Pleasure, Reining, Roping & cowhorse ~ Colts Started ~ Farrier Service 4/11 transport/hauling


DAN FRANKLIN EQUINE COMMUNICATION ™ (B.C.) 250-620-3420 30 yrs exp. helping problem horses, 10/10

Canada / USA / International

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

Jumping lessons Michael Rabe

Training and Boarding Preparation for sales, starting young horses 250-838-7051 or Cell 250-308-6024 • Enderby, BC • 9/10

Quality Horse Transport

Dana Hokana Quarter Horses Specializing in Western Pleasure Training - Lessons - Clinics

DVD Instructional Videos - Performance Horses for Sale 8/10 • 951.302-9463 •

GARY HUNT HORSEMANSHIP, 2/11 940-255-3641 (Alberta) * Problem Solving * Clinics * Colt Starting CINDY KIRSCHMAN, (Okanagan) 250-547-9277 Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, 7/11 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford) 604-850-1243 Former Parelli Professional, Clinics/Lessons, 7/11 NATHALIE MERRILL (Vernon) 250-308-8138. High Level Dressage & Western rider. Starting young horses for all disciplines. Lessons available. References available. 4/11

Doug Mills Training Thru Trust

Proven Foundation for all disciplines and ages * Training * Clinics * Lessons * Camps 250-573-5442 6/11 MISTATIM RANCH (Delta) 604-816-5292 Training/Boarding/Sales. Colt starting to show ring finishing. All disciplines welcome. 3/11 Lee Poncelet Performance Horses, (Vernon) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training of all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 8/10

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Kevan Garecki “It’s All About The Horse”

778-858-7301 Serving Western Canada Over 30 Years’ Experience

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On The Market



Tall, strong and kind. 12-year-old Chestnut Mare. Quarter Horse cross. Healthy and 15.3HH. Good with farrier. $1,100. ALSO: FREE TO GOOD HOME - 1994 Reg’d Part Arab Mare. Beautiful and kind. As companion horse only. 250-295-0077 (Princeton) E-mail


“Boot Scootin Spook” - 12-year-old Reg’d APHA Stallion,15.1HH. Great bloodlines, producer of amazing offspring. REDUCED TO $6,200 obo. More info: 250-315-9087 (Merritt) E-mail:

2004 Canadian National Champion Pleasure Gelding, *LEA Conspirador. Ten years old, Conspirador is tall at 15HH, strong and very smooth. He is a fun ride, very willing and bonds well with his rider. A gorgeous liver chestnut with flaxen mane, he draws attention wherever he goes. UTD on shots, worming, teeth and farrier. $6,000. 403-343-2814 (Red Deer, AB) E-mail


36” wheels. Excellent condition. With shafts, antique steps and dashboard. $1,500. 250-395-3326 (100 Mile House)


Calypso/Landgraf. Very pretty Bay. Will finish around 16HH. Ready to start. Bred to jump but is also a very nice Dressage prospect. 250-442-3112 for more details (Grand Forks) E-mail


2010 Black Trakehner Colt. ‘Highlander,’ brother of BC Cup Ch., Sire Thunderbird winner with 14 ‘Horse of the Year’ titles Hunter/Dressage/Eventing. Dam by Can. West G.P. Dress. Res. Ch. Will reach 16.3HH. Very calm, super gaits. $10,000 CDN 250-446-2149 (Osoyoos)


Sound, sensible and professionally trained. Awesome temperament, smooth gaits, great potential. Asking $6,000 obo. Video available. 604-462-9179 (Maple Ridge) E-mail


Judged “Dressage and Hunter” prospect. This Yearling has traditional Friesian movement and temperament. Confident with farrier, trailering, halter and ground manners. Registered with CFHR, microchipped, vaccinated and deworming up-to-date. 604-539-8108 (Langley)


With athletic ability to burn. She has the speed to do barrels and the agility to work cows. Professionally started and has been out on the trails (she was excellent). Easy to catch, regular hoof care, dental, deworming. Bathes, clips, loads and hauls well. $5,000. 250-546-3527 (Armstrong) E-mail • 75

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SALTYSIMPRESSIVEBRAT SALTY OLE JACK X THIS TICKETS ELEGANT Her top line contains ZAN PARR BAR and THE OLE MAN; and bottom line is IMPRESSIVE. She is a grand daughter of ZIPS TICKET TO WIN, 1989 AQHA World Champion 2-year-old Halter Stallion and 1989 2-year-old Amateur All American Congress Winner. She is very gentle, friendly and is willing to please. Stands at 14 HH and weighs 700+ pounds. She should make a good halter prospect. Asking price $2,500. Contact Glen Black 250-547-6811 (Lumby) E-mail


This wonderful 2004 Morgan Mare is ready and willing for anything. She is trained for trail riding and capable of so much more. “Bo” stands 14.2HH and is a pleasure to work around and with. You can’t go wrong with this wonderful mare! $3,000. Contact Rachael 250-679-1175 or visit for more info. (Chase) 8/10


This gorgeous Morgan Gelding has been professionally started and is ready to continue on in the sport of your choice. Standing 15.1HH, and UTD on all health, dentistry and farrier care. $3,500. Contact Rachael 250-679-1175 or visit for more info. (Chase) 8/10


This beautiful Morgan Filly is athletic and fun. “Foxy” will mature to 14.3HH and has 90 days professional training. Definitely one of the farm favourites, this filly can see you in ribbons. $3,000. Contact Rachael 250-679-1175 or visit for more info. (Chase) 8/10


Registered Shetland Pony, 5-year-old Mare. Very pretty, spunky little girl. Well-started, no vices. Would make excellent kid’s pony. $1,000 obo. Linda 250-766-0932; Cell 250-212-0964 E-mail at (Winfield) 8/10

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Needs energetic and experienced rider. Good for Endurance and trails. Approved to good home. $2,500. 250-547-9017 Cell: 250-540-1170 (Cherryville)


Very pretty Morgan Mare from excellent bloodlines. Good conformation, kind, forward moving. Started Western. $3,000 obo. Linda 250-766-0932; Cell 250-212-0964 E-mail at (Winfield) 8/10


Reg’d APHA ½ Thoroughbred, 6-year-old Mare, 15.3HH. Very pretty, excellent conformation. Trained to Level 1 Dressage. Very forward moving, good cross-country prospect. $5,800 obo. Linda 250-766-0932; Cell 250-212-0964 E-mail at (Winfield) 8/10


Reg’d Canadian Warmblood. 7 years old, 16.1HH. Excellent Dressage/Hunter Jumper. Quiet temperament, easy to handle. $16,000 firm. Linda 250-766-0932; Cell 250-212-0964 E-mail at (Winfield) 8/10

On The Market


Imagine living on this custom designed property on over 5 acres with your horses! The 2006 custom built home has almost 3000 sq. ft. of luxury features incl. custom cabinets, hardwood floors, imported tiles and stainless steel appliances. Fully finished w/o basement, dble garage and covered decks. Spectacular lake and mountain views. Fenced horse paddock and landscaping w/natural rock walls and creek w/waterfalls. Top it off with shared ownership in 200’x100’ indoor riding arena w/lounge and washroom. Direct access to crown land with miles of trails, yet in the city of Salmon Arm. For sale by Owner. Property Guys ref #65123. $699,000. Call 250-804-2760 and make your dream come true!


Angle Haul, with 3 large drop down feed windows, and a walk-in tack room. Totally refurbished. Possible partial trade for smaller 2 horse trailer. $9,000 obo. 250-804-7077 or 250-804-6875 (Salmon Arm) E-mail


Beautiful Palomino, well-bred, uniquely marked. Approximately 15HH, excellent ground manners, trailers easily, stands quiet for farrier, clips, bathes, and lunges great. She has had 120 days of professional training as a 2/3-year-old and has just recently been restarted. She is a very sensitive horse with tons of potential. $3,500. 604-830-5198 (Richmond)

Old Baldy Ranch

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Offspring for Sale

Jaz Poco Silverado AQHA/NFQH 100%, Poco Bueno 27% Silver Grullo, Herda N/N Son of Little Steel dust, AQHA Rom Reining

Goldun Poco Mr Matt

AQHA/NFQH 97%, Poco Bueno 34% dun, Herda N/N Grandson of Little Steel dust, 3rd Open Reining Archa 2003 Grandson of Little Steeldust


“Sassy” is a 13 yr old QH. Gorgeous dark dappled Palomino, 15.3HH. Needs a confident intermediate rider. Used for guiding, trails, barrels. Good with feet. NOT SPOOKY. $1,500 obo. 250-837-3555 (Revelstoke) E-mail

Australian Shepherd puppies Blue merle, black tri and red tri Ready middle of July Declaws and tails done, some natural bob $450 phone 250-499-5397









Conformation, size, movement and personality. Reg’d as half Friesian and as a Sport Horse. Sire is over 17HH. He has ALL European bloodlines. Dam is 15HH reg’d APHA from good McCue lines. Filly is being handled and trained daily. She has already been ponied, trailered, halter/lead trained, is good with her feet and has had a hose and clippers on her. Very friendly. Asking $3,800 obo. 778-996-3926 (Langley)

AQHA/NFQH 96% Red dun, Herda N/N Son Of Jaz Poco Silverado, Grandson of Little Steel dust and Goldun Poco mr matt

Aussie Bunch


Sire: SVR Royal Checkmate (Perlino). Dam: Sweetline Finesse, daughter of IMA Cool Irwin. 14.2HH, mild mannered, easy to work with, a real little lady. Will mature to about 15HH.

LBJ Sierras Blue TE

AQHA Blue Roan - Te N’Te, Blue Boy Quincy, Crimson War Bloodlines.


Aaron & Colleen Wangler dawson Creek, BC

Ph/fax: 250-843-7337 7/11



Taxes included


Deadline July 15 • 77

Shop & Swap! FOR SALE INNISFAIL AUCTION MARKET. Weekly Cattle Sales. Twice a month Horse Sales. 1-800-710-3166 or (Innisfail, AB) 10/10

Affordable Barns

We don’t give estimates we give you the price!

ICELANDIC HORSES FOR SALE: Beautiful Icelandic Mare, chestnut with star, 6 years old. Ready for training. Sacrifice for $2,000 + tax. Also, 5-year-old Mare, 5-Gaited. Asking $2,500 + tax. Pictures on request. E-mail liane_hirn@ or phone 250-427-7625 (Kimberley, BC)

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4 - 12’ x 12’ Wood Lined Box Stalls 12’ Wide Center Alley 6’ Easy Glide Exterior Door Coloured Metal Siding Sliding Stall Doors

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HORSE BLANKET LAUNDRY & REPAIRS HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs at Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-5460104 (Armstrong) 7/10

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FREE FREE HORSE MANURE and lots of it. Great for fields and gardens. You load. North Armstrong. 250-546-9922

Also Offering Barns Suitable for Mini Horses



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FREE TO A LOVING HOME. 18 yr old Quarter Horse, sorrel/white, Paint Broodmare. Very gentle and pretty. Loves to be groomed, bathed, clipped, a real pleasure to have around. She is not sound due to an arthritic knee. 250-5450914, E-mail (Vernon)

Glucosamine MSN Chondroitin

RENTALS FOR RENT: Older 2 bedroom Trailer with 6 fenced acres located in Lake Country, close to Predator Ridge. Available August 1, 2010. $700.00 per month plus utilities. Telephone: 250-766-0932 or 250-212-0964 or (Lake Country/Winfield)


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Tribuno and Hankinstein with Marion Weisskopff at storytime. - Thanks for the great pics, Marion 78 • Saddle Up • July 2010

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Lumby, BC 250-547-9277

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Boarding - Training - Lessons * Covered Arena 80x160 * Outdoor Arena 80x140 * Round Pen * Paddocks with Shelters

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(Chris Irwin Certified)




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Top Quality Australian Saddles

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

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