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From the Editor…

Cowboy Poetry


Cariboo Chatter


Roman Ramblings


So did everybody like my “Elvis” photo from the July issue? One person thought that was Greg (my hubby) - nope, that was one of the Elvis Tribute Artists that I saw in Penticton in June. I hope everyone fares well over the “hot and dry” summer months - with the fire risk being extreme in most areas. Do you have a plan in case you have to evacuate? We should all be concerned for ourselves and for each other. Have that trailer nearby and ready to go! Good luck to all of us over the next few months! I cannot help myself in saying that this issue is again PACKED with articles - we really had to edit down quite a few, and cut a lot of photos too (it was tough)! As happy as we are to print all the articles, remember folks, it’s the advertisers that pay for the magazine; as we are not a ‘subscriber based’ magazine. Also available Digitally! Saddle Up is FREE as you know. The Fall Fairs are coming up... and I hope you all get out to see (or participate in) your community’s event. They are always such fun, good food (Greg’s favourite), entertainment, great vendors and of course the horse events.

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Features Help Our Horses Fundraiser 9 Highlights From Calgary Stampede 14 Gary Hunt Horsemanship 20 Endotapping, Part 2 22 New Horse… The Reality 24 Feelings of Horses 28 Children’s Wish Ride Update 13, 30 Riding Mindfully 36 Riding in the Cariboo 38 BC Heritage Finals 44

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Dear Editor… Dear Nancy: Wow!! I just wanted to say thank-you for putting the article about our Trail Ride Against Cancer in this month’s (July) issue, and to tell you what a beautiful job you did. When I opened it I could not believe it. The picture in the background was brilliant and to print the whole article was just so nice. This is a wonderful cause and lots of work and from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU for your efforts. I will have this set up at as many places as I can.


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Mane Event Set for Chilliwack By Gail Barker The Mane Event continues to add clinicians to their upcoming expo in Chilliwack, BC October 22–24, 2010.


wo-time Olympic medalist Michel Vaillancourt, former coach of the Canadian National Equestrian Team and one of a handful of Canadians who holds the Jumper Level 4 Coaching status will be conducting the jumping clinics at the expo. Michel has also been a Senior Status National Hunter and Jumper Course Designer since 1985, as well as a Licensed Course Designer for the US Equestrian Federation and Federation Equestre International. Joining Michel will be Charlotte Berdahl-Baker, another two-time Olympic medalist, who Michel Vaillancourt will be conducting the Dressage clinics. Charlotte is a USEF (S) and International rated (C) judge, and this year is the clinician for the USDF Adult clinic series in all 9 regions. Charlotte was an official selector for the 2008 team that went to Hong Kong as well as for


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the 2010 World Games. A member of the Gold Medal winning Team USA at the World Equestrian Games, and the Bronze medal winner in the Individual Charlotte Berdahl-Baker SC Reining Competition, Aaron Ralston will be presenting the Reining clinics. A new discipline for this year’s expo is Barrel Racing with clinics presented by CPRA/WRPA Professional Barrel Racer, Marci Powell. Trainer and clinician Michael Richardson, will present horsemanship clinics. A paraplegic Michael Richardson since a 1986 auto accident, Richardson promotes a training philosophy that stresses harmony between horses and humans. Crowd favourite Jonathan Field will also be appearing a number of times over the 3-days of the expo and watch for the demonstrations from BC Aaron Ralston Trainers Daryl Gibb and Marion Weisskopff. Visit www.maneeventexpo.com or call 250-578-7518 to apply to ride with the clinicians, and see a complete list of presenters for this year’s event.

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BC Talent Comes to Pincher Creek By Donna Cromarty Daryl Gibb arrived in Pincher Creek for his two-day clinic at the Horseshoe Pavilion, hosted by the Pincher Creek Ag Society, on July 9.


e brought “Cowboy,” whose training shows through in his awesome work ethics, and Ray, who made sure that every need was taken care of. Daryl also brought with him the knowledge he has gained from great horsemen such as Ray Hunt, Tom Dorrance and Bryan Neubert. For those of you who may not know… Daryl Gibb lives at the Night Hawk Ranch located in Cawston, BC, and has been starting colts for 25 years. Check out his website at darylgibbhorsemanship.com. When it comes to starting colts, Daryl is among the very best. (I told Nancy I would keep my personal opinion out of this article but he is the most exciting thing in my horse world in a long time.) The clinic began Friday night with a free colt starting demonstration, using a 5-year-old Arabian mare with limited, but always gentle, handling. She was halter broke, wormed, and saw her farrier regularly. She had never been bridled or saddled or ever had a blanket of any kind on her back. She has always liked people and quite often prefers human company to that of her herd mates. This night, in one hour and four minutes she was roped, flagged, taught about giving to gentle pressure, asked to flex left and right, saddled, mounted and confidently carried Daryl around the round pen for a couple of turns and at the end of the day … she still likes people! She spent the rest of the day socializing with the clinic participants of the two-legged kind. Over the course of the weekend six colts were started, working each colt morning and late afternoon. Most were ridden in the first session. Horses were worked in the round pen then turned out (still saddled) into the arena as a group to learn about herd etiquette. One young horse who had troubles with having its feet picked up is now offering her feet to her owner willingly. Before Daryl worked with this mare the owner felt the only other option was to tranquilize her for trimming.

There were five horses and riders in horsemanship, from the very and many improvements were made by the end of the weekend. Daryl took time to talk to us about the more philosophical side of this horse/man relationship, and for me, opened up a whole new world for me and my horses - one that I am excited about venturing into. Thank you Daryl, very nicely done!

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Horse Survivor Fundraiser


ut run and out ride is the theme of the upcoming Horse Survivor Challenge fundraiser in support of improvements and development at the Summerland Rodeo Grounds to be held Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Grounds. The action-packed event, patterned on the popular television series, features two tribes of riders and their horses

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following a story line while competing in exciting tests of skill and horsemanship. The event begins at noon with a vendors’ marketplace, face painting and pony rides for the kids, followed at 2 p.m. with the Survivor Challenge event itself. At 5 p.m., a delicious dinner will be served catered by the Carrot Top Diner. After dinner, a dance and refreshment garden will round out an exciting day. The Summerland Rodeo Grounds Equine Development Committee (SREDGC) is a group of local residents who have been working in partnership

with the District of Summerland to raise money for enhancements to this public facility. While district funding is in place to cover basic operating costs, user groups including the SREDGC have indicated a desire for improvements above and beyond what the district is able to offer. Successful fundraising events have taken place over the past few years including the Dancing Andalusion Stallions, RCMP Musical Ride, silent auction, rodeo grounds coffee sales and a fun horse show. The dollars raised from these activities will be used for high-priority projects including outdoor lighting, permanent covered stabling, camping sites with water and electricity, washrooms with showers, upgrades to kitchen facilities, and an indoor riding arena. General admission tickets for the show and vendors marketplace are $15 with kids five and under free. Dinner tickets are $15 and dance tickets are $10 and are available at Summerland Visitor Center, Country Corner, Nickers, Horses Rock in Penticton, and South Valley Feeds in Oliver and Keremeos. “The SRGEDC would like to thank and gratefully acknowledge our sponsors whose participation is key to the success of the Survivor Horse Challenge: Summerland Builders Mart, Summerland and District Credit Union, Summerland Waterfront Resort, Cake Box Bakery, Beyond Wrapture Spa, Silver Spur Trails Ranch, Hook Graphic Design, Summerland Chamber of Economic Development, and Tourism and Red Barn Ranch.” For further information on the SRGEDC and this event please visit www. summerlandrodeogrounds.com Those who might be interested in becoming a vendor, sponsoring or providing prize donations for this event please contact Gwen Shaw at 250-494-8198 redbarnranchbb@shaw.ca For more information contact: Sandra Varchol at 250-494-1869.

‘Help Our Horses’ Shuswap Okanagan Fundraiser

By Cathie Cross



ilver Creek Hall was the site on July 5th for what organizers hope will be an annual event to help raise money for the SPCA. Bill Durst and his Rockin Blues Band donated their services before embarking on their cross Canada tour. There was a silent auction, door prizes, a concession and a bar. Organizer Janice Tyndall was pleased with the response given the short time she had in planning, and given the Band only had the one night open. Businesses and individuals were very generous in their donations and those that attended had a lot of fun while supporting the SPCA. Janice is a longtime Warmblood breeder and had stepped up to the plate to act as foster home for the horses in the SPCA care from the Christman seizure in September 2009. Knowing the huge costs involved for the SPCA and wanting to see all of these horses placed in loving homes, Janice has been working with the 5 remaining horses still looking for homes. Please contact SPCA Const. Bonni Price at the Vernon SPCA (250) 549-7297 for

information and further details on horses pictured! There is growing concern in the equine community about the upcoming winter, as a winter drought and a very wet spring has made it very difficult for farmers to get off a decent first cut of hay. This will no doubt make it difficult for some horse owners to be able to look after their horses. In appreciation for the work the SPCA does, Janice is hoping to raise awareness and support on a continuing basis.

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2010 Youth World Cup

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Team Canada Wins Individual Gold, Silver And Bronze Medals And Places Seventh Overall


n July 3-11, 2010, teams from 16 countries around the world competed in Oklahoma City, OK, at the prestigious 2010 AQHA Youth World Cup. Teams represented Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the host country, United States. Complete results of the Youth World Cup individual classes and overall team standings are available on-line at AQHA’s website. Biographies of the 10 Team Canada youth members, coach and manager are available on-line at CQHA’s website, www.cqha.ca.

Team Canada highlights:

Reining: Day 1 - eighth place; Day 2 - fifth place: Paige CarterFleetwood aboard Walla Please Shine

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Showmanship: Day 2 - fifth place: Danielle Olafson with Almosta Boom Trail: Day 1 - Bronze medal: Paige Carter-Fleetwood aboard Sassy; Day 2 - ninth place: Paige Carter-Fleetwood aboard PR Zip Me Deck Western Horsemanship: Day 1 - Silver medal: Rianna Storey aboad Almosta Danielle Olafson, Boom and sixth place: Morgan Shipka from Edmonton, AB. aboard Sassy; Day 2 - sixth place; Morgan Shipka aboard PR Zip Me Deck and ninth place: Danielle Olafson aboard Captain Star Cruiser Hunter Under Saddle: Day 1 – seventh place; Day 2 - Bronze medal: Danielle Olafson aboard Whispering Captive Hunt Seat Equitation: Day 2 - fifth place: Danielle Olafson aboard Almosta Boom, sixth place: Rianna Storey aboard Whispering Captive and eighth place: Morgan Shipka aboard PR Morgan Shipka, from St. Albert, AB. Zip Me Deck Congratulations Team Canada - we are so proud of you! You are great ambassadors for your country. Danielle Olafson and Almosta Boom of Team Canada won the Gold medal in the Horsemanship showcase, a featured event on Saturday evening, July 10, during the “Battle in the Saddle” show. The “Battle in the Saddle” show was held in conjunction with the 2010 AQHA Youth World Cup in Oklahoma City, OK.

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ATRA’s “Trail Ride Against Cancer”By Vicki Lawrence 32 Years and Counting


veryone who shares their life with an equine knows the pleasure of meandering through sun-dappled, wooded trails, enjoying fresh scents, and feeling the rhythm that connects you to your companion beneath you. This is one of the reasons the Alberta Trail Riding Association (ATRA) was formed in 1972 Was it possible to combine this favourite pastime with a desire to help a great number of people? Sharon Breitkreuz asked herself and Merril MacDonald (ATRA’s president) this question back in 1977. And it worked. After all these years, Sharon is still on the Cancer Ride Committee, co-ordinating food for the breakfast and barbecue, and helping to find prizes for the riders. The first Cancer Ride (CR) took place in 1978 at Merril’s home near Devon, with following rides held near Bruderheim. Len Hodgson, of Aquarius Ranch, hosted the CR at his home for most of the 32 rides. Imagine getting your home ready for an invasion of over 100 units – planning for water, toilets, tables, chairs, areas for registration, displaying prizes, awards ceremonies and communal meals. Of course the trail has to be planned, ridden and cleared ahead of the ride. Len quietly volunteered for this job and is still a member of the CR committee. This saga has continued, with the exception of the year 2000, through careful nurturing in conjunction with the Canadian Cancer Society. Bruno Neuville - our host for the ride Photo by Vicki Lawrence

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After the 2009 ride, Doug Baker, executive director of the CCS, congratulated ATRA for donating a grand total of $1,073,042.93 to the society. Every year, ATRA challenges riders to “come join us and bring in your personal best.” Records show that 1993 was ATRA’s most prolific year - 363 riders collected $60,184. Last year, with three days notice, the CR committee scrambled to find a new location for the ride when wildfires destroyed traditional trails in the natural area near Bruderheim. Drayton Valley Horse Club made ATRA most welcome at their camping area and Riverside Trails. While Drayton Valley was an excellent venue, riders missed a location closer to Edmonton. ATRA decided to hold the 2010 ride at Able Ranch near Lily Lake, north of Bon Accord. On Saturday, March 8, ATRA held their 32nd “Trail Ride Against Cancer.” Bruno Neuville, our gracious host, holds the CR dear to his heart. His late wife lost her battle with cancer in 2004. Bruno wants Able Ranch to be a place that benefits all causes. Bruno led the first of 108 riders out around 10 a.m., on trails he had previously scoped out and flagged. Lunch was enjoyed midway through the ride and everyone returned by 3 p.m. for the awards ceremony and barbeque. Honor Bastianelli has been ATRA’s liaison from the CCS for the past two years. “I had no idea what took place at a trail ride, but I had a lot of fun working with the committee. Last year at Drayton Valley they even convinced me to get up on a horse! They truly are a dedicated group, and the Canadian Cancer Society is honoured to be linked with ATRA’s members.” Jennifer Thiessen, also of the CCS, was pleased to announce that $29,469 in pledges was turned in, bringing ATRA’s accumulated donation to

$1,102,511. At the awards ceremony, prizes were awarded to the eldest female (Sharon Breitkreuz) and male (George Robb - 80) riders, and the youngest girl and boy

Sharon Breitkreuz - the lady who got the CR going. Photo by Arlene Hillaby

riders. Dave Lawrence collected the most pledges - $2,010. What is a successful event without good food? Riders, workers and guests all savoured a delicious steak barbecue supper with all the trimmings - for only $5! Goodbyes were exchanged, with promises to do it all again next year. Cancer has touched all of us, but -


For more information on ATRA, please visit www.atra.ca Note: ATRA has inspired and coached several other cancer rides in the northern half of Alberta. Vicki Lawrence, always “horse crazy,” graduated with a goal to “get a teaching job, get a car, get a horse.” It happened. An involved ATRA member for 10-plus years, Vicki became cancer ride co-ordinator in 2009. Vicki and her husband ride their Paso Fino and Arab horses in local and mountain recreational riding areas, and in parades.

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ombine the gorgeous scenery of Kananaskis, food, fun and entertainment, a great cause and a chance to spend the day on your horse, and you have the Alberta Wish Trail Ride. The second annual event to be held August 21st supports the Children’s Wish Foundation. Your choice of 3 trails, pancake breakfast, supper after the ride, prizes, silent auction and entertainment make it an enjoyable day. Riders also have a chance to win a saddle donated by Frontier


Equine Highlights from the 2010 Calgary Stampede By Todd Kimberley Photos courtesy of Calgary Stampede Brian Coleman of Didsbury, Alta., drives the Jackson Fork Ranch outfit of Bondurant, Wyo., to victory Sunday during the World Champion Six Horse Hitch Competition.


quine events constitute an integral part of the fabric of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The Stampede’s Heavy Horse events and trio of Western Performance Horse events – the Team Cattle Penning Competition, the Cutting Horse Competition, and the Working Cow Horse Classic – attract big crowds and draw elite competitors from across the continent, and 2010 was no exception. “Through all of our events, we presented the best of the best to a Stampede audience,” said Christine Sowiak, chair of the Stampede’s Western Performance Horse committee. “We were fortunate enough to field a very deep pool of competitors, and that included our own regional competitors. We showed that the quality of Canadian trainers and riders, Canadian horses, and Canadian-bred horses is every bit as good as Texas and California, Oklahoma and Montana.” Brad Pedersen of Lacombe, AB, emerged as the second winner of the Stampede’s Elite Western Rider Award, introduced in 2009 to honour rider excellence and versatility in the Western Performance Horse arena. All riders who compete in at least two of the three disciplines are eligible for the Elite Western Rider Award, and all competitors earn points toward the title with top 10 finishes in at least two of the events.

Brad Pedersen - Elite Western Rider Award.

Pedersen posted a seventh-place finish aboard Hicks First Player, owned by Dr. Geoff Thomas of Red Deer, in the Open division of the Cutting Horse Competition on Thursday, July 15. He followed it up with a fifth overall placement on Have a Drink On Me, owned by Jim Dobler of Delburne, AB, in the Open Hackamore division of the Working Cow Horse Classic on Sunday, July 18. “It’s very much an honour to be recognized for competing in both of these events, and doing relatively well in both of them, I’m lucky enough to have some good horses, and that makes a world of difference,” said Pedersen, who’s won the Open Snaffle Bit title 10 times at the Canadian Supreme in Red Deer.

(l to r): Jody Elliott, Skylar Hansen, and Skylar’s father Lonnie Hansen won the Open Class Team Cattle Penning competition on Sunday night. Victory for the trio was worth $10,266.

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Pedersen’s closest rival in the chase for the Elite Western Rider Award was Les Timmons of Kamloops, BC, who was Open reserve champion in the cutting, but didn’t place high enough in Open Hackamore during Sunday’s Working Cow Horse Classic to keep pace with Pedersen. Lindsey Thorlakson of Carstairs, AB, earned her third Stampede Team Cattle Penning championship in just over a year on Friday, July 9, winning the 14 Class along with Russell Armstrong of Armstrong, BC, and Pete Molnar of Langley, BC. The Open Class was won by Lonnie and Skylar Hanson of Calgary, along with Jody Elliott of Lacombe, on Sunday, July 11. Husbandand-wife tandem Steve Sigouin and Deja Iannone of Abbotsford, BC, along with Katy Kosinski of Williams Lake, BC, claimed the 10 Class crown on Saturday, July 10, while Ron Vogel of Strathmore, AB, Denise Guzowski of Millarville, AB, and Debbie Myslicki of Calgary teamed up to win the 7 Class title on Monday, July 12. In all, 481 teams from across the Western half of North America vied for more than $225,000 in prize money. The Stampede’s 38th annual cutting competition was, for the second straight year, a participating event in the Mercuria/ NCHA World Series of Cutting. Tom Lyons of Grandview, TX, scored a dramatic win in the Open division, scoring 231 points aboard

(l to r): Pete Molnar, Lindsey Thorlakson, and Russell Armstrong celebrate their victory in Friday’s 14 Class Team Cattle Penning final. The three split a cheque worth $16,500.

Calgary Stampede, cont’d Thomas E Hughes to edge Timmons and Smart Frele Cat, who’d posted a 230. Dan Hansen of Nampa, ID, nudged his career earnings above $1-million by winning his second Stampede Non-Pro crown in three years aboard Woody Be Lucky. Calgary’s Andrea Rudkin, riding Anita Steady Date, won her second consecutive Youth crown. In the Working Cow Horse Classic, John Swales of Millarville, AB, scored a breathtaking, two-round aggregate score of 301 on Maximum Echo under the Big Top to win his sixth career Stampede Open Bridle title on Sunday, July 18. John’s brother Clint, of High River, AB, won Open Hackamore on The Mask with a 291 aggregate, while Bart Holowath of Cayley, AB, took Non-Pro Bridle with a 292. The Stampede’s Heavy Horse Pull attracted 22 teams from as far away as Michigan, OR, and Washington, but it was a local puller who really found his niche under the Big Top. Dennis Weinberger’s Springbank Belgians outfit of Cochrane, AB, won the lightweight division on Friday, July 16, and followed it up with victory in the

middleweight division on Saturday, July 17. Sunday night, Weinberger’s mammoth duo of Dan and Jesse set a new weight record of 13,200 pounds while winning the heavyweight division – allowing Weinberger to sweep all three classes for the first time in Stampede Heavy Horse Pull history. During the World Champion Six Horse Hitch Competition, the highlight of the Heavy Horse Show, Brian Coleman of Didsbury, AB, earned his third Stampede driving crown on Sunday, July 11, in the Pengrowth Saddledome, leading the Jackson Fork Ranch outfit of Bondurant, WY, to victory. For the first time in recent memory, five wagons were called back for a drive-off, with the Jackson Fork Ranch hitch emerging victorious. During the 30th annual Canadian National Miniature Horse Show in the Agriculture Barns, FirstKnight’sHotChildintheCity, owned and bred by Calgary’s K.C. Pappas of First Knight Miniatures, was named Supreme Halter Horse, or overall champion, on Tuesday, July 13.


Glenn Stewart of Baldonnel, B.C., shows winning form in winning the inaugural Cowboy Up Challenge. An Extreme Cowboy Racing rookie, Stewart ripped off a run of 110.5 points in the final round for victory worth $5,000.

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CPRA Rodeo News

By Pamela Porosky

Daines Ranch Rodeo

Steven Turner won $5,911 at the Daines Ranch Rodeo in Innisfail for bull riding. He rode Franklin Rodeo’s Good Vibrations – a bull that bucked him off in the third round of the 2009 Canadian Finals Rodeo – for an 89-point win. This wasn’t all for the Cochrane, AB, cowboy – he also picked up $7,891 in steer wrestling, in a 4.4-second run. Turner also placed fifth at the Coronation Pro Rodeo in Coronation, AB, earning him a cheque of $489. He is currently leading the all-around race.

Alberta Rodeos

Reid Rowan collected cheques at all three Alberta rodeos, held June 24 to June 27, including a first place win at the 57th annual Wainwright Stampede. The bareback rider placed third in the first go-round at the Wrangler Canadian Professional Rodeo Tour. He finished first in the aggregate, bringing his pay at the one rodeo to $3,622. Rowan also picked up $313 at the Guy Weadick Memorial Pro Rodeo in High River, after taking seventh place. He placed fifth at the Sundre Pro Rodeo, adding another $673. Also at Sundre, Marty Becker set a new standard in the tie-

down roping. His time of 6.8 seconds not only earned him a first place cheque for $2,322, he had the fastest tie-down time of the 2010 season. The father-son team of Don and Steele DePaoli, from Longview, AB, won the event, worth $3,405.

Barrel Racing

Barrel racer Crystal Shaw placed second at the Airdrie Pro Rodeo after clocking in at 14.55 for $3,430, then claimed top honours at the Williams Lake Stampede for her first first-place cheque of the 2010 season, worth $3,322 after a 16.30-second run there.

Benalto Fair & Stampede

Gene Wiart, a 34-year-old steer wrestler, posted his fastest time of the season thus far after clocking in at a blurry 3.7 seconds at the Benalto Fair & Stampede in Benalto, AB. The Alliance, AB, cowboy’s time was also the fastest when the threeday rodeo was said and done, securing a first-place cheque worth $1,390. The win at the Benalto Fair & Stampede is his third first place of the season.

Harmon Valley, Teepee Creek and Peace River Rodeos

Chad Johnson added $2,563 to his winnings with a first-place win at the Harmon Valley Rodeo and the Teepee Creek Stampede. He also mixed things up at Peace River, winning second place for $825 on team roping. Johnson filled in for Baillie Milan’s partner, rode a borrowed horse and headed instead of heeled. Roughstock rider Logan Hodson of Telkwa, BC, was the only contestant in saddle bronc and bareback riding on Saturday night. He also took a share of fourth place the next day at Teepee Creek, winning $1,959 for the weekend. Saddle bronc rider Billy Richards, of Crossfield, AB, won first place at Peace River and second place at Teepee Creek for $2,052. Bareback rider Reid Rowan won $1,736 and first place at Peace River and second place at Taber. Bull rider Jody Turner (Cochrane, AB) collected $1,942 in total at all three rodeos. A first and fourth place finish at Teepee Creek and Peace River saw Cochrane’s Harley Cole add $2,212 to his earnings. Drayton Valley’s Ramona Nash took home $1,659, after finishing in first place at Peace River and in the money at Teepee Creek. Team ropers Jackson Louis (Vernon, BC) and Rocky Ross (Botha, AB) each roped $2,421 to their earnings, sliding them both into the top five in their event.

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“Everyone” is at Caravan Farm Theatre By Greg Roman Photos by Tim Matheson


here is always something magical in Caravan Farm Theatre’s productions and we make it a point to go to their summer programs here in Armstrong. This summer’s presentation of “Everyone” is another excellent example of what happens when a group of very talented individuals and a few teams of well-behaved horses put their creative energy together to present another outdoor production that everyone will enjoy. Sitting beside me were two young children and I thought that they would chatter and be restless during the play. They were enthralled as everyone was during the entire performance as each one of the seven acts is wonderfully staged on and around a set that is delivered to the audience on a horse-drawn wagon. The children may not have fully understood some of the humourous lines and moral issues throughout the play but when the mystical Unicorn quietly entered from the shadows they didn’t care. Outdoor theatre sure beats the heck out of the big screen. It is like watching 3 D and not needing to wear the special glasses. Everything is just a few feet away and you can feel the energy of the actors and musicians as they perform for you. I can only imagine all the work that has to go into staging each scene that is set in the natural forest. If you have never experienced Caravan’s outdoor theatre

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he Alberta Equestrian Awareness Society (AEAS) hosted a Schooling Horse Show on May 15 at VTAS Waskatenau Arena. The purpose of this show was to teach those of interest what Judges expect from a Handler, Rider and Horse. And exactly how they are judged and what most judges are looking for in a handler. There were 40 participants who came to educate themselves to better present their horses and enjoy a ribbon awarding show. The show judge, offering instruction, was Lynn E. Danyluk; with

Amanda Klause judging the Trail classes. Schooling shows should offer confidence building and encouragement. The judge should be on hand to answer questions and provide education. There are so many positive things about showing a horse and sometimes that gets lost in the whirlwind of preparing and is forgotten by the general public. Spectators as well should be encouraged to come and watch and learn. The riders had the opportunity to ride with music; which took the edge off both riders and handlers. The show had 57 classes to choose from and all ages of human were welcome! The show was designed to be relaxed, yet challenging. There are many issues that surround the health, care and public matters. There is a strong effort that goes into entering a show arena and it is important to know why. Ms. Danyluk has several discussions on these matters and how they actually

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horoughbred horses are among the most intelligent horses. I have worked with many of them throughout my career and I’m working with them again at a Thoroughbred farm in Alberta. I am starting the colts and also doing some clinics. From my experience, once you get the fear out of them, you can get them to think and that is when they learn, but you have to get into their brain. I go ahead and use my ‘Easy Start Method of Breaking Colts’ as I would any other 2-year-old and make sure they have ‘ground manners’. As they are racing horses, they also need to learn how to load into starting gates. This is equally important to the training of a Thoroughbred horse. Approximately 30-35% of the horses never have the opportunity to race. This is because they are not taught how to load into those gates properly; they get scared and cause terrible accidents; and as a result, are never brought back to the track to race. I believe that 30–35% of horses only need a little special attention and unfortunately, at the race track, there is too little time for that. My heart goes out to those owners who have young horses that get wrecked at the starting gates because of lack of training and too much whipping. Just recently, I was sent a filly which was ‘bad at the gate’ and she happened to be one that I started. They said she wouldn’t load in the starting gates and when she was forced in the gates, she threw a wreck and laid down. So, since I started her, I thought I would just see why she was so scared when touched on her hips or side. I took her back

into the round pen and sacked her out and she was right where I had left her. I took my cotton rope and sacked her out with that and she did react, but stopped shortly after she learned that having something touching her hips and side wasn’t going to hurt her. These pictures are of the first three days training, sacking her out with the blanket and the cotton rope and in the starting gates. I will keep you posted on her progress. It is also my aim to do Horsemanship and Starting Gate courses. Please check my website for details www.BreakingColts.com

Q & A WITH GARY HUNT TEACHING TO TIE Question: How do you recommend the best way to teach a horse to

pulling back. This does work to a point. When the horse comes forward and gives, he receives immediate reward. I prefer to use my Easy Start Rope and put pressure on it and let the horse pull with me holding the rope because I can control the amount of pressure I want to put on the horse’s head. Once the horse gives in to the pressure and heads up with no tension on the rope or halter shank, he should be safe to tie up. By using my Easy Start Rope, I have never had a horse pull back when they have been tied.



First of all, the horse should be well halter broke so that they lead well. Some people will tie a horse with a rubber tube so if he pulls back, the tube stretches and keeps tension on the horse’s head while he is 20 • Saddle Up • August 2010

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.)

Roman Ramblings

Greg’s column


ave you played spot the new Horse Husband at any horse shows this year? Yes, he is the one who is trying to carry the saddle like he has done it a hundred times before and somehow the bridle always falls on the ground. Then he tries to pick it up and knocks off his new hat, while still balancing the awkward western saddle without tripping over the darn stirrups. You have probably seen him as he is the one who decided to really get into the western image full tilt and still has the tag on his too new blue jeans. His boots have never seen mud let alone manure and his hat is so clean you want to throw some dirt on it as he walks by. But he is enjoying himself and he will get dirtier as the show season continues. By October when the season wraps up, his jeans will be really worn in and his shirt may not be ironed anymore and his hat will need a good brushing and his boots will have lost some of their shine. He is not a newbie anymore and he is proud of all the things he has learned. He is even walking different. He has learned to do new things like learning not to walk too close behind a spooky looking horse while pushing a wheel barrow.

Also learning not to get too upset when your horse gets into the freshly cleaned and swept out trailer and dumps a big one just for him to pick up. By October he still may not be comfortable backing up a trailer unless he has 50 feet on either side but he is still willing to give it a try. Everything is new at the first show and he is trying soak up whatever he can. Because we have all been there at one time or another it is amusing to watch someone else go through the learning process. I wonder how many shows it will take before he will become a Senior Horse Husband and just show up and watch his partner in a class or two and possibly enjoy something for lunch from the concession stand and then head on back home to finish some chores and/or a glass of beer or maybe both. Heck, I even saw one new Horse Husband lead a horse back to the trailer, tie it up and take off the tack and put it all away and then brush the horse down, way before the rider even came back from the concession stand. Talk about well trained! He is a keeper for sure! Ride safe and return safe.


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Training For Courage

By Paul Dufresne



s discussed in last month’s issue, Endotapping is a physical stimulation of the horse’s neurohormonal system by tapping its body with a special ball-type Tapping zones on horse whip. Tapping the horse rhythmically, while it is in a positive emotional shape, causes the horse to release endorphins in its body. This facilitates keeping a horse calm when introducing new stimuli or training challenges. The first and most important position we have to achieve is the head down below the wither while the horse is in a positive bend around us. The bend should go evenly from the horse’s tail to its poll. This shape is achieved by tapping the horse in the area your leg would hang on if you were riding, while you ask the horse to lower the head and offer its poll. Tapping in zone one, which was demonstrated in the last issue, is very productive in aiding the horse to begin relaxing its body on a lateral bend and

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Tapping while riding without tack on zone two.

Nicole tapping Solana at trot maintaining good soft poll position.

then leading to a softer poll. Tapping in zone two aids the horse further in releasing the poll. This approach is the simplest way I have ever experienced in showing a horse to offer the release of its poll. I have always said, “Control the shape - control the emotions.” It is difficult for me now not to use the endo-whip when convincing a horse to yield and feel good. It accelerates the learning process in such a positive manner. While tapping and keeping a positive bend around you, watch your horse’s eye. If the eye is looking away from you, the horse is going into mild counterflexion. The horse may look in proper bend but its head is slightly turned outwards. This type of counterflexion shortcircuits the relaxation reflexes. With correct application of the tapping technique a horse will soften the top line, willingly lower its head and allow you to easily move the head at the end of its neck as if it were suspended on a string. Horses that carry a lot of anxiety may require a fair amount of tapping before they are willing to let their guard down, but once they begin to relax, the endorphins will start to kick in and before you know it your horse has very little reason to resist. Why is it so important to get control of the horse’s poll? Quite simply this position is self-rewarding for the horse when it is achieved without negative tension. The longer we can convince the horse to stay there the better it feels. The better it feels the less likely it will get into fear/excite cycles. The key is to regroup and bring the horse back to this place any time it gets worried. If you turn this into a cue, much of the resistance in training will disappear. You offer the horse the one thing it most wants - to feel good in hanging around a “herd partner” that is reliable. All you do is bend the horse around you and begin tapping the body in zone one (the area where your leg would hang if you were riding) while asking the horse with pressure on the lead line or halter to drop its head. As the horse lightens in your hand you cease tapping. Resume tapping any time the horse tries to raise the head up. This simple exercise will turn the tapping into a cue. The horse figures out quickly that the head down causes the tapping to stop. Every time you tap and the horse tries to stop you by putting its head down, it is allowing the flow

Training For Courage, cont’d of endorphins in. Through position and shape we are literally tapping into the natural relaxing reflexes of the horse. The more the horse goes there the more it actually rewards itself and the more Otis learning to soften after mini sweep likely it is to want to and soften stay there. You want to keep repeating this at a halt, at a walk and later a trot. Once you can reliably get the horse’s poll in a relaxed position this is quite simply the position you ask of the horse to stop a fear/excite cycle. If there is tension remaining in the top line as you try to gain a positive bend and a relaxed poll, you can utilize a “mini sweep.” As the horse moves forward on the circle you stop your forward motion, open your rein hand (hand holding leadline) slightly away from the horse causing the hind quarters to swing away from you. You then elevate the rein so that the lateral movement of the hind quarters is joined by a lateral movement

of the forequarters for one or two steps. Then release and ask the horse to move forward calmly. When you combine this with endotapping, this process can be accelerated even more. This maneuver will change the horse’s shape and help balance the horse on the circle. It is also the lead-in to the shoulder-in and leg yield which also help soften the horse, allowing you to get the poll and put them in a happy place. This should be practiced regularly. Quite simply if you can get the position of the poll with a horse this is where every training session should begin. This sets the emotions in a positive zone for any training you wish to tackle. The next installment will deal with bomb proofing. This is where you can build your confidence and your horse’s emotional reliability. Later I will discuss how to improve performance and therapeutic uses of tapping. Enjoy the euphoric state you will acquire for you and your horse as a relationship without anxiety is always more fulfilling. Paul Dufresne is a writer, performer, trainer and clinician in Kelowna, BC, who educates in Natural Horsemanship; Classical Arts; Liberty and Circensic Dressage. He teaches people to understand horses, but more importantly how to tap into their relaxation reflexes in ways seldom seen in North America. In doing so, he is able to guide people in creative experiences where the human learns to be an effective, safe leader.

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Bringing Your New Horse Home – The Reality By Kevan Garecki


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learn how the horse reacts to touch, which can give you hints about their personality and what to expect when the horse is worked. A horse who flinches or snaps at you when the girth area is touched may have had a bad experience when saddled, meaning you could have some issues to get over before s/he can be comfortable being tacked up and ridden. Being watchful of the horse’s reactions will also tell you where his/her “spots” are; favouring these spots while grooming is one of the best ways to get on horsey’s good side! A well-groomed horse is generally healthier! Not that grooming itself means you’ll have a healthier horse, rather the daily attention s/he receives. Horses who are seldom handled can develop minor ailments that left unattended can escalate into major problems. By handling, grooming and working with your horse regularly, you will be in a better position to notice inconsistencies in their behaviour or actions that can tip you off to problems sooner.


This can be a very complicated and confusing topic, particularly because there are so many opinions on how best to feed a horse. I look at feeding the same as most other aspects of horsekeeping; by asking myself, “How would that horse best live if s/he were in the wild?” Some of the guesswork can be reduced by understanding how horses’ digestive systems work. Horses have disproportionately small stomachs, so they simply cannot take in enough food in one meal to last them all day. They are designed to graze, having small amounts of food passing constantly through their system. My first hint from knowing that is to either allow 24/7 free access to hay, or if that’s not an option, then at least space feedings out throughout the day. Four or five smaller portions are far better than one or two big meals. Following is the “Feed Pyramid;” the basic approach to feeding most horses: Build: Your Base on Good-Quality Forage Next: Supplement Your Forage with Quality Mineral and Vitamin Products Then: Use Concentrated Energy products as required Once again, this will not guarantee optimum feed, but it’s almost always a good place to start. Not all forage is created equal. Various grasses contain differing levels of nutrients, sugars, starches and minerals. Understanding this can minimize the chances of incorrect feeding for your horse. Following is a summary of typical food values in some of the most common forage crops. The only way to tell the exact values in any hay crop is to have it analyzed. Most horses will maintain their ideal body score by digesting 1.5 to 2 per cent of their total weight in forage each day. So if you have a 500-kilogram horse, s/he should do well with 7.5 to 10 kilograms of hay per day. This is only an average, as many horses can be “easy” or “hard” keepers. “Easy keepers” are those whose metabolisms allow them to survive quite well on considerably less nutrients. This does not mean they should get less forage, but you may have to look for forage that has lower sugar/starch content for them. “Hard keepers” are those who for whatever reason cannot extract nutrients effectively from their food. They can lose weight no matter how much they are fed, always look sickly and often lack energy. These cases are best left to a

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Spring Pasture


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Water is essential to proper digestion, regulation of body temperature, utilization of nutrients and removal of wastes from the system. Horses should always have free access to clean water, comparable in quality to that required for human consumption. Water intake can vary widely, depending on weather, location, body type and lifestyle. The average is one litre for every 10 kilos of body weight; so a 500-kilo horse would need roughly 50 litres of water daily. It’s important to monitor water intake, particularly during periods of extreme temperatures (both high and low), immediately following exertion or heavy activity, and during gestation/lactation. Water containers/systems should be cleaned regularly to prevent loading the horse’s system with undesirable bacteria. During peak sunshine hours, algae can form in clean water pails in less than 12 hours, altering the taste to the point where many horses will refuse to drink. When temperatures are below freezing, remove ice from water sources at least twice a day ideally at feeding times when horses are most likely to drink. The following table gives average daily water consumption rates in litres for a 500kilo horse under given conditions. At Rest or Not Working

18 - 35


35 - 45

Medium Work

45 - 60

Heavy Work or Extremely High Temp. 50 - 80

Professional services

Domesticated horses require regular attention from specialists. Just as regular visits to the dentist, doctor and optometrist are important to your health, farriers and veterinarians are essential to your horse’s ongoing health. A farrier should attend to your horse at least every six to eight weeks to ensure hooves are trimmed or shod as necessary. Even those experienced with trimming their own horses feel more confident having a farrier look them over occasionally. Failure to properly maintain healthy hooves can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the horse’s muscoloskeletal structure. At the very least, the horse will be uncomfortable and could very well be in pain from lack of proper foot care. None of us will ever live long enough to see the multitude of medical issues that a vet will be familiar with. This experience alone is reason enough to ensure even apparently healthy horses see a vet annually. A competent vet can spot hints of potential ailments, injuries and maladies that the average horse owner could be oblivious to. Regular dental care is an important part of health maintenance for every domestic horse. Proper care of teeth can increase feed utilization, maximize horse comfort, and improve the overall health and performance of your horse. Examination of the horse’s mouth is an important part of the routine veterinary visit. One of the most common equine dental procedures is floating. Floating is the process of filing or rasping a horse’s teeth. Cheek teeth develop sharp enamel points even under normal grazing conditions. The upper jaw is wider than the lower jaw allowing for the formation of points on the outside of the upper cheek teeth and on the tongue side of the lower cheek teeth. When these points become too pronounced, horses can no longer chew properly without inflicting pain. As a result, they can suffer from reduced nutrient intake, be overly sensitive to taking a bit and display marked behavioural changes.

Horses who do not receive adequate water every day are at risk for colic and

other serious health issues. Extremely dehydrated horses can experience renal failure (kidneys shut down) and death.

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New Horse, cont’d Vaccinations

This is a contentious subject for many, but most horses should be protected by at least a minimal inoculation schedule, but not all horses should be vaccinated against the same diseases. First you need to determine what diseases your horses is at risk of, weigh the vaccination risks (every vaccination carries with it an inherent level of risk) and make choices based on those risks. Two examples are tetanus and West Nile Virus. Tetanus is a horrible way to die, and the mortality rate is almost 100%; the vaccination on the other hand is relatively low-risk. So inoculation against tetanus is a “no brainer,” just do it. West Nile has been seen only selectively in BC and the injection itself carries a fairly high degree of risks. I wouldn’t vaccinate my horses against West Nile unless there were recent confirmed cases in areas within 100 kilometres or less. These are only two very brief examples and are by no means conclusive. Show horses, or any horse that travels a great deal or is in contact with other horses who do travel, are all at greater risk of infection from a wider variety of diseases. Equine influenza and Rhinopneumonitis are common amongst “road warriors” (horses who travel a lot), so it would make sense to vaccinate those horses accordingly. Intermittent situations can occur too, such as a strangles outbreak. While there are vaccinations available for strangles, in many cases their effectiveness is limited. As with any contagious disease, proper protection and prevention strategies are essential to controlling an

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outbreak. I strongly urge you to discuss these topics in detail with your vet.


All horses’ intestinal systems are host to parasites. A horse will never be totally free of intestinal parasites; the best that can be hoped for is to manage the infestation levels. When the parasite load becomes excessive, nutritional intake is compromised. Other health issues can arise, some of which can be life-threatening. Horses should be dewormed at least every 60 days. Foals or new arrivals require more frequent and different types of deworming. Modern deworming techniques are varied, but one generally agreed approach is to rotate the types of dewormers used. Following is an example of a rotational deworming schedule: MONTH





Panacur Paste, Anthelcide EQ



Rotectin, Strongid P, Exodus


Ivermectin or Moxidectrin

Eqvalan, Zimecterin, Quest

Repeat above throughout the year

There are five major types of parasites that infest the intestinal systems of horses in North America: pinworms, bots, large and small strongyles, ascarids (roundworms) and tapeworms. Despite manufacturer’s claims, no single dewormer targets all types of parasites. That is why a rotation in necessary to ensure complete management of parasites. Each of the medications mentioned above have specific targets and kill rates. I strongly urge you to discuss this topic in detail with your vet to determine the best rotational strategy for your horse. The topics discussed here are by no means complete. There is an almost infinite array of situations your horse will encounter, many of which will require specialized care or attention. Notice how many paragraphs end with something about calling the vet? Whenever I’m in doubt, I call a professional and ask why later. Vet bills usually tend to be cheaper than horses and prompt medical attention can minimize unnecessary suffering on the part of the horse.

I’d like to leave you with a quote:

“We are responsible forever for that which we tame.” - French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote that in his novella, “The Little Prince.” That was back in 1943 .. things haven’t changed all that much since then. When we take any animal into our care, we assume complete responsibility for that life. In domestication, most animals are no longer able to satisfy their own needs, so they become utterly dependant on us to meet those needs. This not a decision that should be undertaken lightly, or without considerable forethought. Kevan has over 35 years experience in commercial transportation, from 20 years as a driver to a fleet owner and safety and risk manager, and on to commercial driving. He has also served on an advisory board for commercial traffic studies, been a road test examiner for ICBC and is currently operating his own horse transport business. (See his listing in Business Services under Transport/Hauling.)

Chris Irwin’s very own Riversong Retreat is now open for lessons with resident certified trainers Kathryn Kincannon-Irwin and Louise Clarke. In the comfort of this beautiful indoor arena, we are pleased to offer a range of lessons and clinics varying from ground work to finessing your riding skills. Both English and Western disciplines are catered to including Jumping, Dressage, Ground Work,Trail Riding, Confidence Building and more. Beginners welcome! (ages 12+) Private Lessons (60 mins)


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Chris Irwin will be available throughout August for Private Lessons and Horses coming in for training. Riversong can be found on Hwy. 32 approximately 35 km. south of Whitecourt, AB.

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Thinking About the Feelings of Horses


By Chris Irwin

Browsing through a horse magazine recently I came upon an article by Carol Shwetz, DVM, titled “Posture reveals your horse’s well being.” I thoroughly enjoyed reading yet another affirming validation of what I simply refer to with horses as “the frame of body of any horse equals the frame of mind.”

hen, in the same issue and just a few pages apart, I started to read about a new book written on the legacy of Wild Horse Annie but I could not get past the horrific photo that went with the article. This new book is exalting the efforts of Velma Johnston, aka “Wild Horse Annie,” who cared so much and did so much to address the well-being of America’s wild horses. However, the photo that accompanies the article shows Annie on her own personal horse “Hobo” and the posture of her horse while she is riding him is miserable. Sadly ironic, it appears that while Annie was honourably out to save the wild horses her own personal mount looks like he is being tortured. With her hands pulling hard on reins attached to a curb bit, the posture of Hobo is that of a horse in pain and misery. I have no doubt that Annie meant well, but her horse did not know that, all poor Hobo knew was that when Annie picked up the reins it was not

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going to feel good for him. This morning I started my computer and before I began to write what I anticipated to be a lighthearted article about the joy of farming with draft horses I thought I would check up on the news of the day. Sure enough, a pop-up advertisement for the Calgary Stampede appeared as the home page of my server came to life and the focus of the message was that parents should be taking their kids out to see the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” But as the full page came into view then came the sad news that so far four horses have been killed in action at the greatest outdoor show on Earth. Perhaps the reason the Stampede is experiencing so much rain and hail is that nature is sending the winds of change and cleansing rains to wash away a tradition based on utter disregard for the postures and body language that indicate the well-being, or not, of horses. Horses are not naturally thinking creatures – not the way we

Feelings of Horses, cont’d think of thinking – instead horses are more inclined to primarily be feeling instead of thinking. Imagine that a woman is blindfolded and asked to dance the waltz with four different partners. There is no talking allowed and the woman is to be led around the dance floor without knowing whom she is dancing with. She does not know if the person leading is a man or a woman, she does not know their religious or political affiliations, she does not know whether they are an English or Western rider, or the colour of their skin or whether they are rich or poor or middle class. She does not know whether they are more or less attractive. She simply experiences what it is like to be led by four different dance partners and then she is asked which partner she would like to spend the rest of the evening or the rest of her life dancing with. In a test like this her answer would not come from thinking but nonetheless her reply would indeed be logical. She would choose her partner based on an experience of feelings. It would only be logical to dance with the one who makes you feel the best. So the questions are: do you care how your horse or horses feel about how you lead the dance when you ride them? Do you care about how your horses feel about you? And if the answer is yes then the next question is how do you know what they feel? And the answer is simply awareness for their postures and body language. The Dutch have a great saying: “In the land of the blind, the

man with one eye is King.” Well, we all know that the horse world is full of royalty and there is no shortage of Kings and Queens out there with horses who are hard eyed with tails wringing in anger, swishing in annoyance or puckered up tight with fear. We see lots of inverted backs and ears flat in anger. But in the land of the blind are enough of us seeing the true condition of our horses as they communicate with us and give us feedback with their postures and body language gestures as to how well we lead the dance? In closing, I often make use of the famous JFK quote and adapt it to the horse industry by saying “Ask not what your horse can do for you, ask what you can do for your horse.” However, in the same speech where Kennedy uttered those immortal lines he also defined his approach to dealing with the cold war crisis in the following terms: “We should never negotiate out of fear, but we should never fear to negotiate.” And what has any of this got to do with the horse industry and the well-being of horses? Well, for those of us who care about the well-being of horses and we want to pursue change in our industry for the sake of the well-being of horses - we should not use righteous indignation to confront those who do not care about the well-being of horses because this only stokes the fires of conflict. But for the sake of the well-being of horses, we are right to compassionately challenge those who do not care about their horses.

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14th Annual Children’s Ride a Horse

By Jennifer Moir, Fundraising Coordinator, Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada – BC & Yukon Chapter

THANKS TO YOU BRITISH COLUMBIA… YOU RAISED OVER $90,000.00 FOR THE BC & YUKON CHAPTER! Your support and dedication of the annual Children’s Wish Ride is sincerely appreciated. Our heartfelt thanks and hats off to everyone involved! - Amber Dyce, Chapter Director


Ride Coordinator: Christine Seibeck



Ride Coordinator: Debbie Bailey



Ride Coordinator: Rob Sjodin


DELTA/LADNER Ride Coordinators: Marilyn Pay & Tara Pay



WILLIAMS LAKE Ride Coordinator: Karla Lederc



Ride Coordinator: Deborah Flinn



Ride Coordinator: Kathleen Comstock


Ride Coordinator: Barb Lindsey


Once again, BC riders saddled up their horses and hit the trails in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Several locations didn’t seem to have the weather on their side, but that certainly didn’t dampen the riders’ spirits. Through rain, wind, sleet and unseasonably cold temperatures, the 14th Annual Provincial Trail Ride continued throughout May and June and was a huge success. Young and old, experienced and not so experienced, riders took to the trails to raise much needed funds for the BC & Yukon Chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. The dedication of this exceptional group of individuals is 30 • Saddle Up • August 2010

extremely inspiring and greatly appreciated. Countless hours that ride coordinators and volunteers commit to make each ride a success does not go unnoticed. It takes a well-organized team to make each ride a successful and enjoyable fundraising event. This year 15 rides were held throughout BC which raised an impressive total of over $90,000.00. The average “Wish” costs $10,000.00; so at least 9 BC & Yukon Wish children will benefit from the funds raised by the Provincial Trail Ride. On behalf of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, our heartfelt thanks to all of the ride coordinators, sponsors,

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Ride Coordinator: Juanita Bannert



Ride Coordinator: Carol Wingenbach


FRASER VALLEY Ride Coordinator: Mary Neufeld



Ride Coordinator: Rose Anderson



Ride Coordinator: Jeanie Van Den Ham




Ride Coordinators: Al & Marilyn Prentis

Ride Coordinator: Sue Schulze


donors and participants of the 2010 BC Provincial Trail Ride. Your efforts allow us to continue granting wishes to children living with high risk, life-threatening illnesses. A special thank you goes to Mary Neufeld who has worked tirelessly for the past several years as the provincial coordinator of the BC & Yukon ride. Mary’s incredible contribution was recently acknowledged at the Children’s Wish Foundation Annual General Meeting where Mary was presented with the “Volunteer of the Year” award. If you would like to be a part of the Provincial Trail Ride next year, why don’t you consider holding a ride in your


community? For details on how to start a ride in your area, please contact Jennifer Moir, Fundraising Coordinator at 604-299-2241 ext. 223 or by e-mail: jennifer.moir@ childrenswish.ca. Mary is pictured with (left) Nick Hoffmann and his brother (right) Mike Hoffman, Wish Recipient.

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Available Shavings are Closer Than You Think!


ritewood Industries is a Canadian based company run by Ron Batty and Tony Hutnyk. In January 2009, Ron began researching a use for the abundance of BC’s beetle-killed pine. He recognized a need for good quality animal bedding with a reliable delivery system. What he came up with was not only an environmentally friendly product but some of the finest quality shavings in the industry! In October 2009, Ron contacted Tony Hutnyk, because he was looking for someone who would be familiar with mill equipment. Tony has 25 years of experience in the forestry industry and sawmill experience, so it was a perfect match. As time went on, Ron hired Tony as a consultant to provide marketing and locate product from the industry. The shavings and sawdust are different than the current available products on the market because they are NOT a by-product packaged as animal bedding. Ron and Tony

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spent many months travelling through Canada and the US searching for a machine that would create high quality shavings. After inspecting and testing many pieces of equipment, unable to find a machine that produced quality to their standards, they decided to design and manufacture their own machine! The shavings are inspected to ensure quality, and no chemicals are added thus creating a completely natural product safe for any animal. The best thing about these shavings is that they are both economical and environmentally friendly! Their cost is 20-40% less than current retail prices for similar product, and the fact that they are shipped in bulk quantities in reusable containers really proves they are extremely environmentally friendly. Not to mention 80% of the shavings is pine-beetle killed lumber that would otherwise go to waste. Shavings and sawdust are packaged in bulk containers which will contain a minimum of 300 cubic feet (1.5 units).

Britewood Industries is looking for distributors for British Columbia, Alberta and Washington. Brochures and literature will be provided and they will assist in making cold calls to increase market share. All sales and inquiries will be processed through the distributor who will be required to supply information and quotations to the customers in their area. Britewood Industries Ltd manufactures its product in Squilax, BC and will distribute product throughout Canada and the USA. All testing will be complete by mid September and they will be able to receive orders the first week of October 2010. Samples of this product will be available in the next few weeks, so if you are interested in becoming a distributor or you would just like to purchase shavings feel free to contact them at www.britewood.ca or by calling 250-372-1494 or 250-804-3305.

Announcing the Launch of TEAM AD International By Al Dunning


ver the years and through my website, I get a lot of questions from folks needing help with their horses. I think that through talking to people and responding to their letters and emails I’ve done a pretty fair job of getting the information out there. But there is no substitute for seeing a horse being ridden to really understand how best to get someone headed in the right direction. Team AD International is designed to be an affordable alternative to making the long trip to Almosta Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona, or to one of my clinics. Lately it’s been hard not to notice the proliferation of popular websites like Facebook and YouTube. It sure seems like everyone on the planet is now posting videos on these and other sites. That got us to thinking that if everyone is making videos with their iphones, ipods and blackberries, then why not capture some footage of horses being ridden. So we went out and did just that. Once we got into shooting some video a few pretty cool things happened. First off, the folks getting filmed and then

critiqued started improving their skills almost as if they attended a clinic. Second, this deal is simple. These days it is as easy as falling off a horse to shoot a video and share it on the internet. And it turned out to be a lot of fun. Watching yourself ride and then being able to take the time to process the information you need to improve is amazingly effective and addictive. During this development period another neat concept popped up. It turns out the most effective length of video for teaching and thoroughly digesting a concept is less than 1 minute. If you’ve ever taken a lesson or gone to a clinic and felt overwhelmed with information then you’ll know what I’m talking about. Imagine what it would be like to spread your learning out over a whole year so that you and your horse progress step by step. This idea has a lot of similarities to how I train and prepare a horse during the futurity year - start with where the horse is at, then build from there. Because this is a personalized, interactive mentoring program we unfortunately have to limit our membership to the first 200 riders that sign up. During your time spent on Team AD International you will be guided by myself and my World Championship Team. Team AD members will have access to my lifetime of knowledge about all aspects of training, riding and showing horses. As a member, you will have the opportunity to learn all facets of horse training from the very basics all the way up to teaching a horse to cut cows or perform a championship reining run. I think you’ll find that it is a great feeling to be in charge of your own program, learn what you want to learn, go at your own pace, and realize that the sky’s the limit. The best place to find out more about Team AD International is to visit our new website www.teamadinternational.com. We are expecting this limited offering of memberships to go fast, so get yours today. - Ride and be happy, Al Training champion horses and people is our priority! “WHAT SETS US APART IS PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER” Al Dunning is “An Arizona Winning Tradition” Since 1970. He has been successful in multiple events but now concentrates his efforts on cutting. His credentials include a multitude of Championships and World titles, numerous awards, and author, to name only a few of his accomplishments.

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Annual Haller Trail Ride

By Mark McMillan

Photos by Joanne Macaluso


une 5 was International Trails Day and the Trans Canada Trail Foundation’s registered Annual Haller Trail Ride couldn’t have been a more appropriate ride to help celebrate. Larri Woodrow, Langley, said he is first and foremost a horseman and that his love in life is nature! He spoke of how his dad had taken him to the Big Bar and Fraser River areas on some First Nations trails in the 1950s. He had never forgotten them. He returned often to visit some of the horse camps and take in the memories and beauty of the area. His goal was to clean and maintain these trails opening them up to share this little piece of nature with others. “Urban people never get to see this kind of nature. If we don’t show them they’ll never understand what’s out there.” says Larri. Larri named the ride after Rose Haller’s dad, a member of the High Bar First Nation, Llenlleney’ten, who was an excellent horseman in his day and rode these trails all his life. Today these trails

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are on shared cattle range by ranchers Rose Haller, Charlie Coldwell and Laurence Joiner. The Annual Haller Trail Ride is by invitation only, as one has to be an experienced horseman on some Larri Woodrow explaining to the dignitaries of these trails. The about the trai, taken at the famous lookout view is spectacular but the trails are often tricky to navigate. “We invite back country riders, not front country riders.” say Larri with a grin. Joanne Macaluso (she’s the bubbly one that entertains everyone on the ride and she sings, too!) has been invited on the ride for the past few years and has sent us the following photos and a report summing up this year’s ride .. The annual Haller Trail Ride, Jesmond Road-Hidden Valley campsite, was held June 2 to 6. The weather cooperated and a memorable time was had by all. Larri (Director, Trails Society of BC www.trailsbc.ca) and Hank McEwan from Merritt, have

Haller Trail Ride, cont’d hosted these ride-outs for many years. They have maintained and tracked miles and miles of trails that take riders to vistas overlooking valleys, rivers, grasslands, including the famous Empire Valley and further in the distance, the Gang Ranch. The mighty Fraser River courses through the valley below and the lucky trail riders gaze in awe. Each day consisted of approximately 6 hours in the saddle and each evening found us gathered by the fire rehashing the highlights of the ride and as Larri would say “swapping lies!” Loads of laughs were had by all. Two riders came from as far away as Manitoba, others from Lillooet, 100 Mile House and of course the lower mainland. Saturday was a banner day as Larri had the distinct honour of leading the MLA for Kamloops and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Arts, Honourable Kevin Krueger, his assistant Lindsay

Coburn, Provincial Trails Manager, John Hawkings, Village of Clinton Mayer, Roland Stanke and Leon LeBrun, VP Trails BC, on a ride to one of our favourite view scapes of the Fraser River. Very capable and steady mounts were supplied by local rancher Charlie Coldwell and he too joined us for the ride. The goal? To further promote wilderness equestrian trails that many of us take for granted whereas others less fortunate, stand by and watch their beloved trails disappear for reasons too many to list. Our first day ride found us in the middle of landscape ravaged by fire last year. What an eerie spot! Charred trees and blackened dusty ground. Amazingly, Mother Nature is working her wonders as blades of grass are pushing through what seems like dead earth. And just like that we rounded a corner and were back on greener vibrant land.

Martin was one of the riders that joined the ride - coming all the way from Manitoba

The Haller Trail is truly a piece of paradise. Larri and Hank, along with many tireless volunteers, have built a legacy for all to enjoy. Until next year!

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The Importance of “Riding Mindfully” By Dana Hokana I want to help you to become the best horseman that you can be, and with these proven tips you can become a better rider. I am going to teach you true benefits of mindful riding, and how to become a mindful rider. I feel that very few people ride “mindfully.”


n my opinion, to ride mindfully is to pay attention while you are riding. Raise your consciousness to a new level that will allow you to notice more, and become more “in tune” to, or sensitive, to your horse and your riding. Many people who ride have gotten into the habit of riding “mindlessly” as I call it. We all can slip into that bad habit. I often have to remind myself to pay attention. Especially if we have ridden a long time, or are very accustomed to our horse, we can tend to slip into a habit or routine in our riding, or get in a rut so to speak. That’s easy to do because we’ve found some things that work and we do it over and over. Why not? If it works, keep doing it. But I want to encourage you to reach for excellence. Strive to be the best you can be! What exactly is mindful riding? Mindful riding is knowing what your horse is doing underneath you at all times. It is knowing if your horse gives or responds to your cue, it is knowing where his body is, where your hands and legs are, and what is going on with your horse. When I teach this, I often tell a story of a couple of people riding along talking to one another, and bumping their horses, but not even knowing if their horse gave to them or not. The horses are probably saying to one another, “I’m so tired of so and so bumping away on my face, I just get duller with every pickup!” That’s exactly what happens, too. Mindless riding will desensitize your horse into ignoring your cues. Then no wonder you go in the show arena and your horse does its own thing. Great horsemen make each connection count! I have a saying, “Teach your horse to say yes to you.” But you can’t get that done unless you are finely tuned into the way you ask, and the way they answer.

someone who is vague or indefinite

2. Develop feel and timing

You can coach, or teach, yourself to develop feel and timing. Feel is knowing when your horse gives, and timing is knowing when you should release (or pickup) your horse. Both feel and timing relate to riding mindfully

3. Gain your horse’s respect

Develop more respect from your horse by making sure your cues are clear and following through until you get the desired response. Many people desensitize their horses without realizing it, because they don’t get the job done when they give their horse a cue.

4. You will get the lean out of your horse

So many training and showing problems are due to undiagnosed lean. Many horses are drifting and leaning, and their riders don’t even know it. By increasing your awareness, you will know where your horse’s energy flow is going. It might not be going where you thought it was.

5. Eliminate your nervousness

Your show ring, or competition nerves might go away because you have taken control of your focus, and put it on a specific thing. You have taken control of your thoughts and done something. Often we get nervous because

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6. Improve your overall performance

The more mindfully you ride, the more you and your horse become a team. We’ve all seen those beautiful riders that appear to be “one with their horse.” They are in tune with one another. You can do that too!

How to become a mindful rider 1. You are your horse’s teacher Remember you are a teacher every time you ride. You are either teaching positively, or negatively. Horses learn by the reward, and if you connect or communicate to your horse through your hands or legs, and are not very aware of the response, you are teaching negatively.

2. Give a clear message

Make sure that if you give a cue with your hands or your legs, ask clearly. For example, if you are in the habit of bumping a lot with your hands or your legs, you may have gotten into the habit of giving a lot of useless signals. I have a saying: “Be in, or be out.” In other words, ask clearly until you get a yes, and then get out. Keep your hands and legs quiet, as you are moving around a lot, you may be numbing, or dulling, your horse to your cues. Be clear and be in, or be out!

3. Practice your pickup and release

Let’s talk about the benefits of mindful riding 1. Develop a relationship You will develop a better relationship with your horse. Horses will always like a person who gives a clear message versus

we have allowed our minds, or thoughts, to get carried away. By refocusing our thoughts on our pickup, and our horse’s response, we are too busy to get nervous!

By increasing your awareness, you will better be able to diagnose lean in your horse.

The most common area of mindless riding is in the use, or misuse, of your hands. I teach my riders to practise their pickup. I feel that the fair, or correct, way to pickup (or come in contact with your horse’s mouth) is to pick up slowly until the slack is out of the reins, and he knows you are there. Then you can bump or add more pressure until you have a “Yes.” After he gives to you, then release. Also, become mindful or “feel” what is going on between your hands and your horse’s mouth. Wait for him to soften or become light

“Riding Mindfully,” cont’d in your hands. I see many riders pickup, or connect with their horse’s mouths, and the horse will drop his head into position, but then almost pulls the reins out of the rider’s hands. Then they will release, or give as a reward. For my standard, I want my horses to become soft, or light, in my hands. So follow through, or stay in, until your horse becomes soft and says yes to you, then release. Once you’ve raised your standard to this level, don’t go back and settle for less. This is how you develop a relationship with your horse. Remember, you talk to your horse with your hands.

4. Keep the distractions away

We all can get distracted. This is every rider’s challenge. How often have you gotten a call on your cellphone, and then lost your place so to speak, with your horse? Or maybe you were irritated after your phone call and got sharp, or abrupt, with your hands. You are breaking relationships with your horse if you are not consistent with your cues! So I recommend you try to keep the distractions away while you are riding or training. Distractions pull your focus off what you are doing. If you are in an intense training moment and you need to make a phone call, or have a conversation, stop what you are doing and stand or walk on your horse until you are ready to focus.

What to be mindful about

Here are a few of the things that I try to pay attention to in my horse.

1. Softness in the face

In order to gain the highest level of collection and acceptance in my horses, I need them to be soft and light in the face.

2. Acceptance to my legs

Horses will tell you through their reaction and body language if they are accepting your leg, or are angry and resistant. I watch their ears and their mouth. If they put their ears back, or are chomping at the bit, they may be mad or afraid of my leg. I listen to their tail also. If they are wringing or swishing their tail when I put my leg on them, this is telling me something. I recommend you learn to study a horse’s body, and watch their body language.

3. Body weight

Where is your horse’s body weight? Many horses are travelling on their front end. A horse should be balanced over their

hindquarters, not heavy on their front end. I don’t care what event you ride in, whether reining, barrel racing, or Western pleasure; a horse will perform better and safer if their body weight is balanced correctly. Horses can learn to travel on their forehand or front end, by using your hands mindlessly and allowing your horse to pull down on you when you pick up on them. Developing feel, timing and awareness can eliminate this. If you are not sure where his body weight is, pull him to a stop. If he stopped heavily on his front end, or walked out of it, he is most likely on his front end. This is a form of lean.

4. Get the lean out

Is your horse leaning side to side? Horses can lean by dropping a shoulder, hip, ribcage, or their whole body. If you find your horse drifting to the outside or the inside in one circle or another, he has lean. Also, if you put your hand down, walk or trot him, see if he stays between your reins and legs. Does he stay straight, or drift to one side or the other?

5. Physical appearance

Become mindful about your horse’s health. How is his hair coat? When you pull him out of the stall, check his manure. Often if horses aren’t feeling well, they might slow down their drinking. The first sign of a dehydrated horse is that their manure turns to small, hard balls. Check his water. Is it working? Look him over well and make sure there are no cuts or swelling. I always look at my horse’s flanks to make sure they are drinking. With automatic waterers, you cannot check how much water your horse is consuming. Does he finish his feed? Great horsemen pay attention to their horse!

The most common area of mindless riding is in the use, or misuse, of your hands. You develop a relationship with your horse through your pickup and release.

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 thigh levels in the show arena. (For contact info see listing in Business Services under Trainers/Coaches.)

6. Check his energy level

Horses will tell you through their body language if they have too much energy to pay attention to work. Maybe he needs to be turned out or lunged to run and play, or maybe you should start your work by medium trotting until he is relaxed. A horse that has too much energy will show you by their head, ears, breathing, reactiveness, tail and many other areas. You won’t get that great ride if he is too energetic to focus. I hope these tips will help you. I feel that to be fair to your horse and to develop that partnership that we all desire, we have to stay mindful, and stay thinking!

Distractions can pull your focus off of what you are doing. If possible, keep distractions at a minimum while riding.

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Riding in the Cariboo By Peter Reid


hen Horse Council BC announced that they had developed a web page showing places to ride in the province, I was upset to see that there was nothing listed in the Cariboo. Just the word Cariboo brings up visions of cattle drives and the great Gang Ranch just to name a few. My first thought was to get the trails just north of 100 Mile House on that web page. This is some of the nicest country you will ever ride. The best place to access those trails is from the Hills Health & Guest Ranch, 8 miles north of 100 Mile House. The Back Country Horsemen in their wisdom put in a large number of corrals in the campground. There is water available and a place to pile your manure. The campground has no power but there is lots of room for your truck and horse trailer. You can obtain a map of trails from the Hills’ front office. The cost is $20 per night and you can call for reservations. From the campground you can easily access the Hills Guest Ranch main facility where you can enjoy fine meals and access their pool and spa area. Riders are asked to stay on the trails and not ride across sensitive grass areas. Although the trails are a legal easement, they do pass through private property and riders should not leave litter behind (road apples are okay). It’s not mandatory, but riders should have a HCBC membership which carries insurance to protect landowners from lawsuits. Anybody that rides should support Horse Council BC, who in my opinion, are doing a great job of protecting future generations of having a place to ride. My next project is to establish a trail head just south of 100 Mile House to access the Gold Rush Trail.

If You Haven’t Been Horse Camping Yet, What Are You Waiting For? By Ruth Donald, Recreation Coordinator, HCBC British Columbians are blessed with access to thousands of miles of scenic trails, not only in and around urban areas, but in the relative wilderness of both front country and back country. For those of us who love horses, there is no better way to explore the natural beauty of BC than on horseback. Are you familiar with the term “Use it or Lose it”? If we want equestrian access to BC’s trails to continue in the future, and into the future of coming generations, we have to make sure there are enough hoof prints on the trails to justify including equestrians in the planning for shared use trails in BC’s parks and outdoor August 21 recreation areas. There are some great places to camp with your Includes horses and ride to your heart’s content, so why not plan a weekend or MAIL RUN, more to do just that? The 108 Mile Ranch trails are an excellent place WILD FRONTIER, to start. BADLANDS obstacles I’d heard from Peter Reid about the great trails just north of $25 Entry Fee 100 Mile House, so when some friends booked us into the campsite Registration Deadline at 108 Mile Ranch, I was delighted. My partner Gilbert Roy and I August 15 loaded up our horses and went in a trailer “convoy” (walkie-talkies come in handy!) from the Lower Mainland up the Fraser Canyon

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Riding in the Cariboo, cont’d with friends. We checked in at The Hills Health Ranch, found some adjacent campsites, and settled our horses into the log rail corrals built by the Back Country Horsemen of BC. There were 18 sites with corrals to choose from, spread out over 25 acres. Our group chose three sites close together, but another group of campers were so far away we couldn’t see or even hear them. The next morning we had our introduction to the cross country ski trail network at 108 Mile Ranch, with Peter Reid as our guide. It’s a great place to introduce city horses (and riders!) to front country trails: no narrow mountain trails with scary cliffs, no raging rivers to ford, just well marked trails meandering through woods and meadows, over gently rolling hills and around sparkling lakes. There are so many interconnecting trails, you could ride a different route every day for weeks! Some loops take less than an hour, for others you could pack your lunch and ride all day. For the rest of our visit, we took our map with us when we rode out every day. We managed to get temporarily lost once or twice, but it never took long to encounter a trail marker and find

our way again. It’s ranchland, so there are gates to open and close, and you may encounter cattle. We rode past a deer who watched our horses as warily as they watched her! There are interesting highlights along the trails: rustic ski cabins, a huge wigwam, several small lakes and hilltop viewpoints. After the day’s riding, members of our group happily took advantage of the amenities at The Hills.. massages and pedicures, hot tub and pool, lounges and restaurant – even line dancing lessons one night! One couple chose to stay in a comfortable chalet instead of the camp. The Hills is happy to host Horse Council BC members – show your HCBC membership card at the desk for a 10% discount on your campsite. Site fee includes an early morning guided hike, full use of the indoor pool and hot tubs, the fitness centre and cardio room, access to 3 lounges, the tea parlor and 2 restaurants. That’s my idea of roughing it!

Horse Sale at 108

The 108 Resort Stables will be hosting a private treaty horse sale on Sunday, August 15th, just north of 100 Mile House on Highway 97. The idea sprang from a desire to have a different venue for selling horses than the auctions where, although a sale is guaranteed, prices are poor and often times we have no George at his first training session idea where our horses are going. he will be for sale. As well as providing a quieter, more personal way of selling horses, this event is also a fundraiser for the SPCA and net proceeds will be forwarded to the SPCA for horse rescue and care. Sellers are completely responsible for the sale and marketing of their horses; no paddocks are available so your horse will need to stand tied, or you can bring panels to set up. There is a large outdoor arena available for ‘test driving’ horses or if you wish to show off what your horse can do. There will also be table rentals for folks selling or promoting any equine products or services, and a consignment table for tack. Table rentals are $10, and if you choose to use the consignment table there is a 10% fee payable from your own total sales. There is a $20 per horse fee for selling your horse. There will be a concession stand on site, and plenty of parking in the larger field. People who register their horses for sale or book a table on or before August 10th are eligible for a draw to have their fees refunded. For more information contact Jennifer at 250-791-6509 or 6519, or r472243@hotmail.com. www.saddleup.ca • 39

The 4th Annual “Cariboo Trails” Carriage Driving Event By Mark McMillan

Muffy Seaton after a lesson with Heather Dickson and Whiley


he weather on the weekend of July 10 and 11 was perfect and the setting couldn’t have been better!


Thank You

To Our 2010 Sponsors g Thompson Nicola Regional District g Nelson Riding Club g Little Horse Lodge g Twin Acres Farm g Huber Farm & Equestrian Centre g Seventy Mile Access Centre g Brenda Soeder g Larraine Shedden g Cache Creek Veterinary Hospital As well as the following Volunteers g 70 Mile House Volunteer Fire Dept. g Members of Seventy Mile and Green Lake and Watch Lake communities g Members of the 100 Mile House Outriders

“Without whose help our event would not have been the success it was!” 40 • Saddle Up • August 2010

Imagine horses of all shapes, sizes, and colours pulling carriages and carts around a grass track in the green alfalfa hay fields of the South Cariboo on their way to the various obstacles - like big scary moose silhouettes, huge dice, tree stump forests, and a water hole that looked like it could gobble up the minis! The best part for us was the fact that each and every obstacle had ample room for spectators and they were situated within an easy short walk of each other. Dennis, Frank and Ken Huber own the Huber Farm and Equestrian Center in 70 Mile House, BC. Nineteen some years of putting on driving events in the Lower Mainland has given them the expertise to put on a top-notch driving event, and with the Cariboo Country Carriage Club, and what seemed like an endless number of volunteers (a lot from the 100 Mile Outriders), they did just that, with over 40 entries. We missed Saturday, the day of the dressage and cone course, but it sounded great. Spectators could stand in the middle of the hay field and watch the dressage on one side and the cone course on the other. Sunday was the marathon and it was action packed. The Training Course (beginner level) is about 10 km and the advanced course slightly longer. All horses go through a safety check for harness, wagon, and horse comfort, before they proceed to the

Brian Jensen with a four-up of Fjords

course and the obstacles. There were three sections and the pace was different in each section. Section A could be done at any pace and was timed. Any entry going over or under the set time, within a two-minute window, would be penalized. Section D was done at a walk, was also timed, and ended with a vet check. Section E contained all the obstacles and the gait was a strong trot. There was a set time with a three-minute window, and it also ended with a vet check. Each obstacle had a set pattern that had to be followed. Obstacle No. 1 “Wildlife” - probably

Carriage Driving Event, cont’d about the scariest-looking obstacle on the course - consisted of six log frame structures with silhouettes of coyotes, bears, and moose (with huge antlers) that towered high above the horses. Next is obstacle No. 3 “Summer Fun” - which made good use of BC’s dead pine trees - they were cut off leaving between 5 and 10 feet of stump which the drivers had to get their horses and buggies around while trying to convince the horses that the balloons, ribbons, etc, were not as scary as they looked. Obstacle No. 4 “Teddy Bear Picnic” - was next and consisted of numerous teddy bears hanging from the trees in an aspen forest. No. 5 … up a steep little hill, around more pine tree stumps, and - oh no!! Another huge moose! Yikes! More stumps, and back down the hill. Another jaunt in the alfalfa fields and then the last obstacle - a set of 10, four-foot dice, placed nine feet apart. Whew!! Made it through … and now it’s off to the finish line and a final vet check. The more advanced drivers/horses did basically the same course but with more complex patterns - tighter turns, more corners, and longer distances on the track. They also had to include Obstacle #2, the “Water Hole.” Set at the bottom of a hill, probably a good 18 inches deep and with barrels placed here and there to create the driving pattern - this was the highlight for the spectators. The list of placings is far too long to

Barb Lindsay driving Pippi Longstocking

Gerard Paagman driving House of Friesians four-up

include here but in the Training division the overall first place was Carina Krahn from Lac la Hache and second place was Lynn Havard from Kelowna. Overall first place in the Preliminary (advanced) was Dina Popaduik from Maple Ridge and second was Pat Crema from Pritchard. The judges were Muffy Seaton and Richard Crossley. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were set aside for anyone that wanted a private lesson from trainer, clinician and judge, Muffy Seaton from South Carolina. Muffy is a four-time national champion twice with a pony four and twice with pony pairs. She’ll be back again at next year’s “Cariboo Trails” July 9 Lots of gently and 10 and you can bet Used Tack & es we won’t be missing it! Riding Cloth

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Cariboo Chatter

By Mark McMillan


uly definitely brought summer weather to the Cariboo and with it lots of business and lots of horsey happenings! The grass this summer is tall and thick, I think more than we’ve ever seen around here, and therefore the horses and cows are looking really good - and not just fat but dappled and muscled, and they’re working well. You can see some photos at our new web site - yes it’s finally on-line! at www.meadowsprings.com. The weekend of July 10-11 was a busy one as the Green Lake Gymkhana was on the Saturday and both the 70 Mile Driving Event marathon and the 100 Mile Gymkhana were on the Sunday the weather was perfect for both. The combined driving event was a super show with over 40 entries of all shapes and sizes - from a single donkey in a cart right up to the gorgeous black House of Friesian’s 4 up. See the article on page 40-41.

The Green Lake Gymkhana drew horses and riders from 100 Mile and area, Aldergrove, Vancouver, Deadman Creek, Clearwater, Clinton, 150 Mile, Kamloops, and Williams Lake. There was just shy of 40 entries and I think every one of them had a good, fun day! The stands were fairly full and it was a super day for spectators - the beer garden and the concession did well. As whipper-in I got to stand in the shade for the most part but Kathy, as a judge, had to stand in the sun all day and got a little sun burnt around the collar line - just getting ready for the cruise! The day was full of good fast runs and the results were sometimes very close - in fact there was a tie, and therefore a runoff, for the junior aggregate total between Kaylee Billyboy from 150 Mile and Sarah Gilmour from Vancouver. These results do not include the Musical Tire and Ribbon races or the Peewee Leadline entries: Seniors Pole Bending: 1st Tiffany Vaughn, 2nd Tammy Robinson, 3rd Dennis Gunn, 4th Tasha Townsend Stake Race: 1s t Nicole Hoessl, 2nd Dennis Gunn, 3rd Laura Sperling, 4th Tiffany Vaughn Barrel Race: 1st Dennis Gunn, 2nd Laura Sperling, 3rd Karen MacLeod, 4th Tracy Gentry Keyhole: 1st Dennis Gunn, 2nd Laura Sperling, 3rd Mandy Pincott, 4th Nicole Hoessl

Alicia Williamson in mid air as she aims for the last available tire in the musical tire race

Raven Gentry from Lone Butte crosses the finish line

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Intermediates Pole Bending: 1st Terris Billyboy, 2nd Cally Allison, 3rd Punky Mulvahill, 4th Charlie Dougherty Stake Race: 1st Charlie Dougherty, 2nd Terris Billyboy, 3rd Punky Mulvahill, 4th Alena Fearnley Barrel Race: 1st Terris Billyboy, 2nd Charlie Dougherty, 3rd Punky Mulvahill, 4th Alena Fearnley Keyhole: 1st Cally Allison, 2nd Alena Fearnley, 3rd Charlie Dougherty

Cally Allison from Clinton rounds a stake in the stake race

Rayelle Robinson on her way to a blue ribbon in the peewee class

Brad Hext and Sarah Gilmour, both from Vancouver, partner up in the ribbon race

Juniors Pole Bending: 1st Kaylee Billyboy, 2nd Sarah Gilmour, 3rd Raven Gentry, 4th Cheri Witts Stake Race: 1st Kaylee Billyboy, 2nd Raven Gentry, 3rd Sarah Gilmour, 4th Will Foss Barrel Race: 1st Raven Gentry, 2nd Alicia Williamson, 3rd Sarah Gilmour, 4th James Evans Keyhole: 1st Alicia Williamson, 2nd Sarah Gilmour, 3rd Kaylee Billyboy, 4th Cheri Witts

July Aggregate Results Seniors: 1st Dennis Gunn, Runner-up: Laura Sperling Intermediate: 1st Terris Billyboy, Runner-up: Charlie Dougherty Juniors: 1st Kaylee Billyboy, Runner-up: Sarah Gilmour PeeWees: 1st Rayelle Robinson, Runner-up: Madeline Pozzobon

Pee Wees Pole Bending: 1st Rayelle Robinson, 2nd Madeline Pozzobon, 3rd Katelyn Foss Stake Race: 1st Rayelle Robinson, 2nd Madeline Pozzobon, 3rd Samantha Evans, 4thKatelyn Foss Barrel Race: 1st Rayelle Robinson, 2nd Madeline Pozzobon, 3rd Samantha Evans, 4th Katelyn Foss Keyhole: 1st Rayelle Robinson, 2nd Madeline Pozzobon, 3rd Katelyn Foss

Don’t miss the next Green Lake Gymkhana - Saturday, August 14th and once again it will be followed by the 100 Mile House Gymkhana on August 15th. Two days of fun and excitement for both competitors and spectators.

Cariboo Chatter, cont’d Once again Cariboo Country Night will take place on the second Saturday in September - that’s Saturday the 11th at the Watch Lake Community Hall. Ed Wahl will be coming up from the coast to join Ernie Doyle as the entertainment. The evening consists of a Cowboy Concert, a BBQ steak dinner, and a good old fashioned country dance. Give me a shout for more information at 250-456-2425. Well the Peace River country is not quite in the Cariboo but I thought this photo taken by Norbert Stroll was worth sharing. These three are cutting hay in mid July, literally on the hottest day of the year. They cut about 40 acres and hoped to cut another 40 starting the following week. The teamsters are Bruce Coleman, Shane Wagner and Everett Patterson.

Bruce Coleman, Shane Wagner, and Everett Patterson cutting about 40 acres.

Cariboo Coming Events

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 September 11 - Cariboo Country Night BBQ steak dinner and dance, Watch Lake - Mark 250-456-2425 September 11-12 - 100 Mile Fall Fair Horse Show - Jen 250-791-6207 If you have any Cariboo Chatter that you would like included please email Mark at msprings@bcinternet.net and put “Cariboo Chatter” in the subject line. Don’t forget, deadline is the 15th.

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

What’s your guess? Mike & Dyanne DiMassimo of Vanderhoof sent in this photo for us to use. The metal rings are about 12 inches in diameter and the whole object is about 2.5 inches high. The items are horse related and were used a long time ago!

Last Month’s What‘s This?

The July issue’s photo was a little harder to guess - we did have some guesses come in, and they were close, but I did end up giving them clues before they got the correct answer. The guesses were “a hair curling iron” and my follow-up clue was to read the original clues again. Note the size (the metal part is only about 3” long - too small to be a hair curling iron) and who was using it? The answer - it was used by the farmer not his wife, to curl his mustache. This photo shows it folded up ready to slide into the case with the little metal

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BC Heritage Finals 2010

By Kelly Coughlin, HCBC

Photos courtesy of www.elitefocuseventphotography.com


he 2010 BC Heritage Finals proved to be a fun and enjoyable weekend for all who came to the Armstrong Fairgrounds on the July 17-18 weekend. Horse Council BC wishes to thank Show Manager extraordinaire Carolyn Farris and all the cheerful and hardworking volunteers who helped make this horse show so much fun and so successful. They all did a fantastic job of organizing and keeping everything running smoothly. Ellen Smailes from Heffley Creek BC judged the Finals and true to form her expertise and good nature was evident throughout the weekend, thank you Ellen! HCBC would like to thank the following partners, whose generosity helped make this event a winner; Elite Focus Event Photography, Capri Insurance, Venkat Saddlery, H4 Services and PrairieCoast Equipment. Awards for 2010: HCBC decided to try and go ‘retro’ and reintroduce the Medals that had been awarded in the early years of the BC Heritage program. Congratulations to the following competitors on their achievements at this year’s finals. Showmanship - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow 2. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment Showmanship - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Jesse Horkoff - My Shooting Star Showmanship - Senior 1. Jeannette Brandt - Dynamite Adsa 2. Dawnna Monks - HP Asmokin Start Western Pleasure - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow 2. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment Western Pleasure - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Taelor Marchant - Chasing Lightning Ena Western Pleasure - Senior 1. Kelsey Hayes - RHL Zans Leo Otoe 2. Jeannette Brandt - Dynamite Adsa Western Equitation - 13 years and under 1. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment 2. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow Western Equitation - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Veronica Blattler - Zullies Solano Western Equitation - Senior 1. Ronnalee Harris - Harrison Bay +// 2. Merna Boltz - Royal King Zantanon Western Horsemanship - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow 2. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment Western Horsemanship - 14-18 years 1. Veronica Blattler - Zullies Solano 2 .Taelor Marchant - Chasing Lightning Ena Western Horsemanship - Senior 1. Stephanie Daoust - RDR Face Of An Angel 2. Kelsey Hayes - RHL Zans Leo Otoe Trail Horse - 13 years and under 1. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment 2. Mac Tebbutt - Marty Trail Horse - 14-18 years 1. Nakita Delichte - High Country Sioux 2. Jamee Lowndes - DD Zarita Magnolia Trail Horse - Senior 1. Kelsey Hayes - RHL Zans Leo Otoe 2. Theresa Tremer - R.S. Parr Dawn Command Class - 13 years and under 1. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment

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Veronica Blattler and Zullies Solano

Zaria Hayes and LT Defining Moment

Command Class - 14-18 years 1. Nakita Delichte - High Country Sioux 2. Taelor Marchant - Chasing Lightning Ena Command Class - Senior 1. Ronnalee Harris - Harrison Bay +// 2. Cindy Ryan - Doc O’Charm Reining Youth 18 & Under, NRHA Pattern 5 - 14-18 1. Veronica Blattler - Zullies Solano Reining, NRHA Pattern 7 - Senior 1. Dawnna Monks - HP Asmokin Start 2. Cindy Ryan - Doc O’Charm Pole Bending - 14-18 Years 1. A. Beanie Laws-Peel - Indy 2. Tina Player - Diamond Rio Pole Bending - Senior 1. Susan MacAndrew - Mercedes 2. Dawnna Monks - HP Monkeys Promise Keyhole Race - 14-18 Years 1. A. Beanie Laws-Peel - Indy Barrel Race - 14-18 Years 1. A. Beanie Laws-Peel - Indy 2. Tina Player - Diamond Rio Barrel Race - Senior 1. Dawnna Monks - HP Monkeys Promise 2. Susan MacAndrew - Mercedes Stake Race - 14-18 years 1. A. Beanie Laws-Peel - Indy 2. Tina Player - Diamond Rio Stake Race - Senior 1. Susan MacAndrew - Mercedes English Showmanship - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow English Showmanship - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Taelor Marchant - Chasing Lightning Ena English Showmanship - Senior 1. Jeannette Brandt - Dynamite Adsa 2. Merna Boltz - Royal King Zantanon Hunt Seat Equitation - 13 years and under 1. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment 2. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow Hunt Seat Equitation - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Jamee Lowndes - DD Zarita Magnolia Hunt Seat Equitation - Senior 1. Tanya Ryan - A Twist In My Chaps 2. Pamela Robertson - Ima Cool Luke Hunter Under Saddle - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow Hunter Under Saddle - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Sarah Banner - Llynisia Hunter Under Saddle - Senior 1. Pamela Robertson - Ima Cool Luke 2. Janette Lauritzen - Beyond Sensational English Pleasure - 13 years and under 1 Hailey Blattler - Foolish Attraction 2 Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment English Pleasure - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Taelor Marchant - Chasing Lightning Ena English Pleasure - Senior 1. Jeannette Brandt - Dynamite Adsa 2. Merna Boltz - Royal King Zantanon Road Hack - 13 years and under 1. Hailey Blattler - Foolish Attraction 2. Victoria Fryer- Black Rambo Shadow Road Hack - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Sarah Banner - Llynisia Road Hack - Senior 1. Ronnalee Harris - Riverdancer+// 2. Wendy Price - Ima Painter Skeeter Show Hack - 13 years and under 1. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow

Tina Player and Diamond Rio; A. Beanie Laws-Peel and Indy; Susan MacAndrew and Mercedes

Victoria Fryer and Black Rambo Shadow

Cindy Ryan and Doc O’Charm

Monika Schroeder and Hot Cubed Sugar

BC Heritage Finals, cont’d Show Hack - 14-18 years 1. Sarah Banner - Llynisia 2. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar Show Hack Senior 1. Ronalee Harris - Riverdancer+// 2. Pamela Robertson - IMA Cool Luke Hunter Hack - 14-18 years 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar Hunter Hack - Senior 1 Ronnalee Harris - Riverdancer+// Handy Horse - Senior 1. Cindy Ryan - Stoney Pride 2. Jackie Pollard - Tivios Sweet Candance Handy Horse 14-18 1. Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar 2. Jaimee Lowndes - DD Zarita Magnolia Handy Horse 13 and Under 1. Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment 2. Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow

The 2010 Versatility Championship was won by Stephanie Daoust riding RDR Face of An Angel. This award recognizes the horse and rider combination that successfully competes in both English and Western classes at the Finals. Well done Stephanie!

Congratulations to the Battle of The Breeds winners for 2010! Team Quarter Horse – Cariboo Class Kelsey Hayes - RHL Zans Leo Otoe Dawnna Monks - HP Monkey’s Promise Veronica Blattler - Zullies Solano

Jeanette Brandt and Dynamite Adsa

Congratulations to the overall Division Champions!

Western Division Champions 13 and Under - Zaria Hayes - LT Defining Moment 14-18 - Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar Senior - Kelsey Hayes - RHL Zans Leo Otoe English Division Champions 13 and Under - Victoria Fryer - Black Rambo Shadow 14-18 - Monika Schroeder - Hot Cubed Sugar Senior - Wendy Price - Ima Painted Skeeter

RDR Face of An Angel Stephanie Daoust owner/rider

Exciting news for 2010/2011! The BC Heritage program has added these great classes; DRESSAGE - Training and First Level DRIVING - Pleasure and Games JUMPER - 2’ – 3’6” HUNTER OVER FENCES - 2’ - 3‘6” Qualifiers are already starting for these latest additions. Check www.hcbc.ca/competition for a list of qualifying shows. 2010/2011 logbooks are now available for $11.20 includes HST and shipping. Log books now include ALL Western, English and Driving classes. Contact competition@hcbc.ca or 1-800-345-8055 to order your log book.

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Coastal Region 1-877-857-1268

Interior Region 1-877-765-3337


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TIDBITS Sporthorse Fall Classic

The BC Sporthorse-Sportpony Breeders Group will hold their Fourth Annual BC Sporthorse Fall Classic September 24–26, 2010 at the Cloverdale Agriplex. Our show will be an Equine Canada Sanctioned Bronze Competition, and will serve as a BC Heritage Circuit and PAC (Paint Alternative) Competition Qualifier. The Fall Classic is open to Registered and Non-Registered horses and ponies. Feature attraction will be our very popular Stallion Showcase and our Prestigious Cup Classes Saturday evening. Our aim is to cater to the upand-coming horses and riders; Walk/Trot, Coloured Horse, Thoroughbred and The Canadian Horse Hi-Point Performance Divisions. We are very proud to welcome Julie Winkel from Reno, Nevada; the well-known columnist for Practical Horsemen’s “Conformation Clinic;” and Tracy Dopko, from Darwell, Alberta who has shown successfully on the American and Canadian Hunter/Jumper and Dressage A Circuits over the last twenty years, as our judges. Should be a great show.

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Detailed placing and photos from our Summer Show should be on our web site shortly. For all further information, please see our web site www.bcsporthorses.com.

It is Warmblood Inspection Time Again!

Our judges, Canadian and International, will be traveling across Canada to evaluate Stallion Prospects. If you think your 2-year-old (or older) Warmblood Stallion has what it takes to be breeding material we want to have a look at him! The Licensing evaluation is the first step in the Approval process with Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. The judges will evaluate the stallions in hand, loose and free jumping. Once these Stallions pass the inspection they will be granted a 2 year temporary breeding License, (with all the benefits for foal registration and advertising privileges) while they prepare for the Stallion Performance Test. The Dates for this Years Tour are: August 28 - ON; August 30 - QC; September 6 - BC; and September 7 - AB. Even if you don’t have a stallion to bring, come out and watch these prospects strut

there stuff! Watch our website for details on locations and start times. www. canadianwarmbloods.com

Now Open Cowboys’ Corner Store in Merritt

Marilyn, Shelby and Al welcome you! At Cowboy’s Corner Store experience the “Country Hospitality,” where you’ll meet Al and Marilyn Prentis, the new owners of what was once the retail part of Cowboy Classic Equipment. “We are looking forward to meeting and serving the needs of the people of Merritt. With our purchase of the store it has given Don Loewen (saddle maker and owner of Cowboy Classic Equipment) more time to work on saddles and open a saddle making school in the rear of the store. Yes, Don is still here making saddles,” Al tells us. Al, a horseshoer by trade, made his living showing and shoeing horses for over 20 years. He and wife, Marilyn, raised and showed Appaloosas and Quarter Horses for several years. “We then took some time away from horses to pursue other interests but could not stay away,” says Al. The store has a good assortment of quality tack and cowboy hats, leather care supplies, ropes, grooming and shoeing supplies, Bernie Brown Giftware, jewelry, cards and other types of western style gifts. Pop on by and say ‘hi’! (See their ad on page 79)

Cowboy Poetry Making a Cowhorse Mike Puhallo

I started out at day break, to teach that filly to load. She kind of has a mind of her own.. by eight we were on the road. After fifteen miles of ruts and potholes, into cow camp we did rattle. Threw a saddle on the filly, and rode out to hunt some cattle. The little dun has been to school, she reins and handles well. But her education had some gaps, As the day’s events would tell. Now my wife has often cussed on me, for riding out alone. But a colt don’t really learn a lot, ‘til they’re out here on their own. We cross creeks, bogs and logs, rocks and shadows everywhere. And in that nervous filly’s mind, each one conceals a bear! Two hours out, she’s settled down,

taking things in stride. When we finally encounter, the reason for our ride. She plants her feet, snorts and blows! And it occurs to me somehow, that my new rookie Cowhorse, ain’t never seen a cow! A perfect three point landing, off side knee, left wrist and nose. But not everything was broken, just two out of three of those. Four miles.. is a ways to walk, when you got a busted knee. But if there was a better alternative, it did not occur to me. The filly waited patiently, I would have got back on her if I could. You know she`s a real fast learner, `cause she darn sure loaded good. Through the days ordeal, a line kept running through my head. “Hearts and bones were made for breakin’,” just like Zarziski and Russell said.

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Equine Canada Update By Julie Cull Canadian Eventing names Eventing Squad for the 2010 WEG

The Canadian Eventing High Performance Committee has provided the names of the Canadian Eventing Squad for the World Equestrian Games, being held Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2010 in Lexington, KY. Rider, hometown


Hawley Bennett-Awad, Langley, BC Gin & Juice, 2000 American Thoroughbred Diana Burnett, Blackstock, ON Manny, 2000 Canadian Thoroughbred cross Kyle Carter, Calgary, AB Madison Park, 1998 American Thoroughbred Rebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, BC Riddle Master, 2001 Canadian Sport Horse Michelle Mueller, Port Perry, ON Amistad, 1999 Canadian TB cross Selena O’Hanlon, Elgin, ON Colombo, 1994 Swedish Warmblood Jessica Phoenix, Uxbridge ON Exponential, 1998 Canadian Thoroughbred Stephanie Rhodes Bosch, Summerland, BC Port Authority, 1998 Selle Français Ian Roberts, Port Perry, ON Napalm, 1996 Irish Sport Horse 

Owner Rider & Linda Paine Rider & Eventing Canada! Rider & Jennifer Carter Caroline Bazley     Julie-Anna Pring  Elaine & Michael Davies Rider Rider & Patricia Bosch Rider, Kelly Plitz & Tracey Newman

For rider biographies, please visit the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca.  

Expanded Recall of Veterinary Drug Longisil

Health Canada is advising veterinarians, livestock producers and pet owners that Vétoquinol N.-A. has voluntarily expanded the December, 2009, recall of the prescription veterinary drug Longisil (DIN 00461679) to include one new lot, due to an unusually high number of reports of allergic reactions in animals treated with this lot.

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Products affected by the new recall include Longisil, Lot No. 0083 (0083-01) — 100 ml vial, Longisil, Lot No. 0083 (0083-02) — 250 ml vial, and Longisil, Lot No. 0083 (0083-03) — 500 ml vial. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available on the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca.

Holzer and Trussell Lead Canadians at CDIO 5* Aachen

Canadian Olympians Ashley Holzer and Belinda Trussell were the top Canadian riders at CDIO 5* Aachen, in Aachen, GER, held July 13 to 18, 2010. On the fourth and final stop of the Dressage Canada European Tour, Holzer of Toronto, ON, and her 2008 Olympic partner Pop Art, finished 13 out of 37 in the Grand Prix. Trussell of Newmarket, ON, and Anton, a German-bred gelding, finished in 15th place in the Grand Prix test. Canadian Olympian Bonny Bonnello of Calgary, AB, is also part of the team effort with Pikardi, a 13-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding.

Equine Canada, cont’d Canadian Endurance Riders Excel in North American FEI Events

Canadian endurance riders have actively participated in open rides with outstanding results, as follows. Rider/Horse Elroy Karius/Jolly Holiday Gail Jewell, DVM/A Salisbury Rose Carol Steiner/Jumpin’Jax Carol Steiner/Merlin Dessia Miller/Parker Monique Vincent/MJL Olivia Lee Hutten/Diamond Reo Ruth Sturley/Futurystic Yvette Vinton/Jal Bas Kalid Yvette Vinton/Tesse Yvette Vinton/JS Sedona

Event Distance FEI 2* (Williston, FL) 75 mi FEI 3* (Inyokern, CA) 100 mi FEI 1* (Ocala, FL) 100 mi FEI 3* (Decatar, TX) 100 mi FEI 3* (Moriston, FL) FEI 2* (Asheville, NC) 75 mi FEI 1* (Decatur, TX) 50 mi FEI 1* (Morrison, FL) 75 mi FEI 1* (Asheville, NC) 50 mi FEI 1* (Ocala, FL) 50 mi FEI 3* (Williston, FL) 100 mi FEI 1* (Williston, FL) 50 mi

Placing 6th 4th 3rd 7th 7th 2nd 1st 1st 10th 20th 1st

Most recent successes for our elite riders have been at competitions at Horseshoe Lake, AB, held May 21, 2010, and Fort Howes, MT, held June 12, 2010. Those results include: Rider/Horse Terre O’Brennan/Koszaar Ariel MacLeod/Driftwoods Zorro Kathy Irvine/Nightwind Savannah Leanna Marchant/Samsons Fire Christy Janzen/Sakic Karen Badger/Pilgrim Caroline Williams/Diamond Reo

Event Distance FEI 3* (Alberta) 100 mi FEI 3* (Alberta) 100 mi FEI 3* (Alberta) 100 mi FEI 2* (Montana) 75 mi FEI 2* (Alberta) 75 mi FEI 2* (Alberta) 75 mi FEI 2* (Alberta) 75 mi FEI 2* (Alberta)

Placing 1st 3rd* 2nd 3rd* 1st* 2nd 3rd 4th

Tara MacLeod/Sea Biscuit Mary-Ann Dorchester/SH Special Edition Amy Hoffman/Jr’s Last Chance Lee Hutton/KD Colonel Gail Jewell/Jolly Holiday Monique Vincent/MJL Olivia * Also received best condition award

FEI 1* (Alberta) FEI 1* (Alberta) FEI 1* (Alberta) FEI 2* (Montana) 75 mi FEI 3* (Alberta) 100 mi FEI 2* (Montana) 50 mi

1st 2nd 3rd 3rd* 4th 5th

Dominique Shone to Represent Canada at Youth Olympic Games

Dominique Shone, 17, of Langley, BC, will represent Canada at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore from Aug. 14 to 26, 2010. The Youth Olympic Games will see 3,000 athletes representing 205 nations competing in 26 sports. The show jumping events, the only equestrian discipline included, will take place at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre. The organizing committee will supply horses capable of jumping courses of up to 1.20 m for the 30 international competitors. The athletes will draw for the horse that they will ride for the duration of the team and individual competitions.

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Spruce Meadows Update

By Meghan Chevrette-McIvor

Spruce Meadows Photography, Mike Sturt

Canada One Tournament

July 1: Canada Day was celebrated with the opening day of the “Canada One” Tournament. There were 33 entries in the 1.50m Cargill Cup. It was the New Zealand National Anthem that was played at the end of the competition, as Guy Thomas won his first FEI competition at Spruce Meadows. July 2: It wasn’t a pretty win but Leslie Howard of the United States will take it. The Duncan Ross Cup will certainly be remembered after a tough first round and a wild jump-off. There were 32 horse/rider combinations. Only two were able to Guy Thomas and Peterbilt, master the difficult course to move victory gallop. on to the jump-off round, Howard and Canada’s Yann Candele. To beat the Queen of Speed, you can’t play it safe. Candele fell of at fence 4a, possibly handing the victory to Howard. All Howard had to do was stay on, but Raimond W had other plans, stopping at that same fence

4a. “He hit the second fence and he’s so careful that I knew we were in trouble,” said Howard. “So I started madly kicking, so he got mad at me and stopped.” The pair managed to put their differences aside, but not without penalty, coming home in a time of 74.66 seconds with 38 jumping faults. July 3: $65,000 RBC Cup - Beezie Madden (USA) and her new mount Coral Reef Via Volo were at the top of their game winning in today’s 1.50 m competition. July 4: The ESSO Challenge World Cup got the best of most of its 40 entries. The one, who separated herself from the pack today, was winner Beezie Madden (USA) with her 12 year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, Coral Reef Via Volo.

North American Tournament

July 7: The AON Risk Services Cup had 66 entries including some of the best in the world, but today belonged to one of the next best, Ashlee Bond (USA); one of the speediest riders in the sport. Tonight she was jumping-off with her 11 year-old Zangersheide gelding, Chivas Z. The final competition of the evening was the 1.60 metre Enerflex Cup with 23 horse/rider combinations. Marilyn Little-Meredith (USA) won with her 9 year-old Belgian Warmblood, Blue Curacao. July 8: For the Kinnear Financial Cup there were 43 horse/rider combinations. For Beth Underhill (CAN), who returned to the Spruce Meadows International Ring in 2009 after nearly a decade, tonight was a triumphant return.

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Spruce Meadows, cont’d Currently ranked number one on the ROLEX FEI World Rankings list, Canada’s Eric Lamaze is literally sitting on top of the world. Tonight paired with his Olympic Champion mount, Hickstead, Lamaze aimed for the top of the D-Line Construction Cup and won. July 9: There were 49 horse/rider combinations to start the Pepsi Challenge today. Eric Lamaze riding his 10 year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Take Off, won crossing the Beth Underhill and her 10 yearfinish line in 37.97 seconds. old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Top Gun The Lafarge Cup saw 25 horse/ rider combinations qualify to compete in the winning round competition. The Summer Series is Charlie Jayne’s (USA) first time competing here with his own horses. Today he rode and won with his 13 year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, Urbanus. July 10: Lamaze wins the $200,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup, for a record third time, along with a $50,000 bonus in the CN Precision Series. To Eric Lamaze the win means more than what will be written in the history books, it is a win he shares with his partner Hickstead. Charlie Jayne and Urbanus International Ring competition began today with the $75,000 TD Cup having 24 horse/rider combinations. Karl Cook (USA) was the one to beat. The laid back 19 year-old from Woodside, California, took to the ring on his 15 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding, Notories Utopia and won the Cup. Cook turned up the competitive instinct when he took to the ring. “I’m pretty relaxed off my horses, but when I get into the ring I’m really competitive,” said Cook. July 11: The Sun Life Financial Reach for Sun was contested by 35 horse/ rider combinations. For Brazilian, Rodrigo Pessoa, a win has been a long time coming after a drought that has lasted through the Summer Series. Pessoa made all the right moves finishing the jump-off in a time of 41.67 seconds riding his Olympic and World Cup mount, Rufus, a 12 year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding. What happens when 25 horse/rider combinations face 23 natural obstacles, 985 metres of track, the Spruce Meadows Bank, Devil’s Dyke, Liverpools, the Table Top and the water jump? It is the Mercedes-Benz Classic Derby and it’s rare to have a rookie win. That’s just what happened when Marilyn Little-Meredith (USA) took to the ring. The 28 year-old, riding her 9 year-old Belgian Warmblood mare, Blue Curacao, left all but one rail up, finishing the course in 139.70 seconds. The win also gave LittleMeredith the coveted title Spruce Meadows “North American” Champion title. With this being her first Summer Series, the future looks great. www.saddleup.ca • 51

Topline Horse Trials

By King and Sonya Campbell

Topline Stables and Show Park in Salmon Arm hosted the first of two Horse Trials Competitions on the weekend of June 25th. The competition started on Friday with a Combined Test, and the participants came from the Kootenays, Fraser Valley, and Alberta. Prizes sponsored by Greenhawk were awarded from Starter through Training levels. The new dressage ring, the fabulous footing and the many trees, provided a magical setting for the dressage competition. New jumps and a challenging course required riders to demonstrate their skills in the show jumping ring and on the cross country course. The competitors and spectators provided a very supportive environment throughout the weekend of activities; and the returning riders appreciated the course changes. The competition is not possible without the assistance of many volunteers, officials, and sponsors such as What Work Equine Liniments, and Greenhawk Equestrian Supplies. Thank you to everyone for making the competition a success. The results for the Horse Trials Event are as follows: Starter: Sara Nunn, Miss Peggy Sue Pre Entry: Lynne Larsen, Lady Antebellum Hildegard Johnson, Baby Doll Caroline VanBiert, Decorated with Honour Entry: Darby Ramsay, Just Joey Tosca Holmes-Smith, Hoofprints Hayley Dahnert, Made You Look Pre-Training: Ali Holmes-Smith, Good Times Shannon Harvey, Under The Radar Madison Cresar, Hour Shadow Training: Robyn Zimmer, Quest Anthony Lothian, Phox Leah Breaky, Ivan Ghoe Beacon

Pre Entry: Lynne Larsen, Hildegard Johnson, Caroline VanBiert

Robyn Zimmer and Quest

High Point Pony Club awards (l-r): Amie McKinney - Pre Entry; Hannah Freathy - Pre-Training; Carmen Holmes-Smith - Training; and Darby Ramsay - Entry

The First Derby of the Interior Series was hosted on July 16-18; and the summer Topline Horse Trials were on the weekend of July 31-August 2. The Derby Series includes Johvale Aug 28-29 and Chase Creek Sept 26th.

Thunderbird Show Park Update By Pamela Saunders Buirs delivers a three-peat performance in Langley, BC

The field of competitors may have changed, but for the third year running it was Samantha Buirs who led the victory gallop in the $20,000 West Coast Classic Grand Prix. Buirs, aboard her 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Total Touch; edging out fellow Langley rider, Brian Morton, with two flawless rounds for the win. Twenty-five competitors passed through the tower in their bid to be on top in the Sunday afternoon Grand Prix. After an early adjustment on the time allowed, the field was narrowed to eight. $20,000 West Coast Classic Grand Prix Place Horse name Rider name 1. Total Touch Samantha Buirs 2. Spitfire Brian Morton 3. Vaust Brian Morton 4. Coupe Champagne Chelsea Mcneill 5. Royal Viali Gary Brewster 6. Maja Katie Kraft 7. Westside Brian Morton 8. Polar Ice Kayleigh Ross

Owner Time Faults Samantha Buirs, Langley BC 43.80 0 Linda Opdycke, Winthrop 44.01 0 Melanie White, Calgary AB 43.84 4 Kathleen Thomas, Langley BC 46.17 4 Suzanne Brewster, West Vancouver BC 46.28 4 Katie Kraft, Edmonton AB 48.92 4 Brian Morton, Langley BC 48.06 12 Kayleigh Ross, Surrey BC 52.02 12

Coupe comes out on top in MCL Motorcars Grand Prix

Horsepower took two forms on Sunday as MCL Motorcars hosted the $20,000 Western Family Tournament Grand Prix. Amid a colourful course that featured a Jaguar, Bentley and Aston Martin, Langley’s Chelsea McNeill rode the aptly named Coupe Champagne to the win 52 • Saddle Up • August 2010

with the fastest clear rounds of the day. McNeill and Coupe led the field of 21 horse/rider combinations with the first clear round of the class. The jump-off brought three new fences to challenge their bravery while demanding quick times. McNeill and Coupe were quick with their turns and efficient over each obstacle to put in a clear round with an unbeatable time of 42.61. Chelsea McNeill and

$20,000 Western Family Grand Prix sponsored Coupe Champagne by MCL Motorcars Place Horse name Rider name Owner Time Faults 1. Coupe Champagne Chelsea McNeill Kathleen Thomas 42.61 clear 2. Captain Forever Lynn Macyk Lynn Macyk 44.28 clear 3. Pan Tau 55 Jaclyn Duff Jaclyn Duff 44.56 clear 4. Maja Katie Kraft Katie Kraft 43.27 4 5. Oz 42 Lindsay Uyesugi Lindsay Uyesugi 48.83 4 6. Novalis Ashley Papalia Jennifer & Armin Arnoldt 50.62 4 7. Yoshi Laura Jane Tidball Thunderbird Show Stables 48.46 8 8. Polar Ice Kayleigh Ross Kayleigh Ross

Oliver Riding Club News By Kathy Malmberg The first “Beginner’s Hunter” Clinic went very well. Most of the riders had never jumped with their horse before and were really pleased and surprised at how much both they and their horse enjoyed it. Horses really do love to do something different and the jumps are small enough that they weren’t stressed. The organizer, Sara Brown, had 15 people sign up for this activity with Julie Johanssen coaching. They are planning at least two more sessions - contact Sara if you are interested: saradee@hotmail.com. The club had the opportunity to run another aide station for the Desert Half Iron.

Sara Brown at our aide station in Cawston for the ‘Osoyoos Desert Half Iron’. We are very proud of our new banner and logo.

Our station was on the bike route once again - this time in Cawston. It was a gorgeous morning and we were all done by 11 a.m. The bike riders always let us know how much we are appreciated. As we watch them go by, we are thinking that we would love to be in that kind of shape, but would much rather ride our horses! We were sorry to miss the trail ride up McKinney last month. It had to be called off because of the many dirt bikers in the area; it just wasn’t safe to take horses out on those trails. We are hoping to re-schedule for the fall. At this writing, the weather has cooled somewhat from those 38+ readings early part of July. Some of us “wimps” don’t enjoy riding in that heat. This wimp is happy to see the cooler weather - now back to those lovely long trail rides. For info on our club call 250-498-4326, our club president, Debbie House. Give our new web site a look www.oliverridingclub.com

Linda Venables on her Paso Fino, “Rio.

These gals participated in our Beginner’s Hunter Clinic; open to English and Western riders. As you can see by the smiles, they are really enjoying themselves! Dorothy McLaughlin on Quarter Horse, “Quervo.”

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Peachland Riding Club Update By Erin McQueen Another month gone by already! Behind us lays the PRC’s June and July Gymkhanas. It is amazing to see the consistent handful of volunteers who sacrifice their Sundays to make the Gymkhana a success. A HUGE thank you goes out to Brenda Pierron our Gymkhana Director. Brenda’s daughter has been unable to attend events, yet she faithfully shows up. Without her we would all be staying home. If you see Brenda around make sure you give her a big hug in appreciation! One of my favourite parts of the Gymkhanas is watching and hearing the encouragement, kindness and support the riders give to one another. It is a pleasure to be part of such a club. May all new riders feel welcomed when they walk through that gate! See you in Amanda Dickinson August…better bust out the sunscreen!

June results: (July’s next month) Classics: Debbie Wright on Lily - HP Holly Dickinson on Tate - RHP Seniors: Amanda Capuano on Easter - HP Tina Brodzuik on Jake - RHP JR A’s: Shea Sutherland on Little - HP Candace Chevalier on Holly - RHP JR B’s: Tori Cheyne on BoBo - HP Allie Sorenson on Dell - RHP JR C’s: Darby Ensign on Cutter - HP Ryelynn on Amethyst - RHP JR D’s: Dylan Capp on Trinket - HP Joelle Szulinszky on Spirit - RHP

Asia Cole coming home

flashing a smile

Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News I’ve just come from spending 6 days at our club sponsored Jerry Tindell Clinic. Jerry’s life’s passion is to train and teach! His approach to both is respectful, honest, and sincere. Top this off with a great sense of humor and you have a perfect learning environment. Over 20 participants at the clinic received lots of individual attention on a variety of issues. This month we host our “one and only” Mule and Donkey show, the 21st annual Tees Longears Days, Aug. 21-22 at the rodeo grounds at Tees, AB, 25 km east of Lacombe on Hwy 12. Horses are most welcome at all our other events, but this one is just for the longears! It’s free admission to watch the show and so is the camping (no hook ups). There will be vendors on the grounds, and a tack swap and sale Saturday afternoon. We have a weekend concession with a Saturday evening catered supper (ordered in advance; by calling Ethel 403-783-3083). That evening we’ll have a Fun Auction; donations are gratefully accepted and monies raised are used to keep the show running. Sunday morning kicks off with Cowboy Church and then our second day of classes. Call Colleen 780-672-6105 for more info or look up the show booklet on our website for all the details. Team Mule is now preparing to compete once again at the Telus Battle of the Breeds at Spruce Meadows, Sept. 8-12. We will need volunteers to man the booth at Equi Fair and to bring suitable animals for demos. Please call Vicki or Paul Barrow 780-987-3746 to lend your assistance.

In light of showing our critters to the public, the following is a very timely article written by our own Donna Quck to give us all a “brushing up” on some good grooming tips… Almost all longears have very unkempt, unattractive manes. Shaving the mane or roaching to a height of one or two inches can 54 • Saddle Up • August 2010

By Marlene Quiring

improve the appearance of most animals. A full body clip isn’t necessary, but fetlocks, long belly hair, and hair under the jaw should always be neatly trimmed. Scissors will do an adequate job, even for manes. Hoof black always looks great and can last through a weekend. All riders, drivers and handlers should wear appropriate show clothes. A Western hat is a must – no ball caps, please. Riding boots with heels are also a must, both for safety and appearance. Of course for gymkhana and fun classes with an element of risk, a helmet Jerry Tindell with Denver, instead of a hat is always acceptable. an 8-year-old mule that was Long-sleeved Western shirts sold as a yearling; and ended up running in a pasture for 7 look much better to an audience years. This spring we bought than T-shirts. English riders can find him back and with Jerry’s inexpensive black blazers that look help, got him started under like the real thing at Value Village. saddle. For cold weather riding, if you don’t have a Western-style jacket, a Value Village sport coat or blazer can look very professional on both men and women. Teamsters and drivers have their own sets of traditions and rules to follow regarding grooming and outfits. Check books and magazines. There’s no reason longears and their owners can’t look just as spruced up as the Quarter Horse or Morgan crowd. And once you start assembling a show outfit, you’ll probably find it’s fun!

Kelowna Riding Club Update

By Ashton Wiklund

Photos courtesy of Jesse Alexander Photos. JesseAlexanderPhotography.com The term “horse camp” probably makes many think of kids aboard their ponies, late night laughter, and newfound friendships. KRC’s Adult Camp promises the same carefree atmosphere; just with a slightly older age group. For horse enthusiasts 19 and over, Adult Camp was three days of great riding, food and company for both participants and volunteers. Though riding was the primary focus, plenty of time was set aside for socializing and wine and cheese parties. As promised Dale Irwin taught the daily dressage lessons, and Jody Sloper coached riders over fences. Overall the camp was exactly as expected, riders aboard horses, laughter and time spent with friends. Equi-Life’s July Summer Sizzler show was attended by riders throughout the Okanagan who were treated to a great day of showing and fun. Many of the riders came out for their first competition experience ready to show off their polished skills and gain new ones. Riders of all ages were able to navigate their way through hunter and equitation courses. With a walk/trot division and ground pole classes riders practiced memorizing courses and gained experience in the show ring. The 2’3 and 2’6 divisions were quite competitive and included a Medal Equitation Class which challenged riders to perform both on the flat and over fences. A big thank you to shows organizers Lindsay Kern and Jesse Legroulx from Equi-Life for putting on yet another wonderful show. Thanks to all who volunteered to help run the show, and to all of the show parents, coaches, and supporters. Visit EquiLifeSporthorses. com for more on Equi-Life Sport Horses. KRC will be holding a Dressage Clinic with Sandra Verda-Zanatta from Aug. 19 to 21. Sandra competes at the FEI level, as well as being an EC certified coach. Sandra coached long-time student Lauren Barwick to Gold and Silver medals in the 2008 Paralympic Games. To help riders reach their potential and goals, Sandra also created exercise programs

specifically designed for riders as a certified Pilates instructor. There will be a Pilates for Equestrian Sandra Verda class held (photo credit: unknown) Arlene Davidson on Aug. 19 on Grace at 7 to 8:30 and is open to everyone; drop-in fee will be $10 for KRC members and $15 for nonmembers. For more info check out Sandra’s website at www.fit2ride.ca. If you would like to register for the clinic, please visit the club’s event page where you can find further details and a registration form. The Pony Club National Championships will also be hosted by Kelowna’s Pony Club on the KRC grounds. Kelowna Pony Clubbers are working hard to make this event possible and are Erika Wiklund on looking forward to the date. Make sure Phantom of the Opera to come out and watch the event and welcome riders from all over Canada. Keep checking the club’s website for photo galleries, classifieds and events!

BC Competitive Trail Riders By Shannon Mayer Photo by Nicole Vaugeois On July 4, the Cowichan Valley CTR went off without a hitch. Maybe a few hitching posts, but no hitches! Good job to all who were there and congratulations to all the winners! Ride manager was Barbara Smith; and Trail manager Michele Balme. Judges: Dr. Clare Tompkins and Dr. Karena Skelton Level 1 - 18.9 Miles Junior 1. Kasey Villeneuve; Saturn; Grade; 294 2. Kevin Gourlay; Thunderbolt; Grade; 285 3. John Gourlay; Apollo; Grade; 282.5 Heavyweight 1. Lisa Beeston; Kelmore; Canadian; 298.5 2. Jennifer McCorkell; Conclusive Talent; AQHA; 297.5 3. Sheri Cochlan; Alley Rae; Grade; 294.5 4. Michelle Laszczyk; Jacob One One; Grade; 289 5. Melanie Madill; Slow Bars Salsa; AQHA; 285 Lightweight 1. Tammy Mercer; WRA Dark Diablo; Arabian; 298 2. Jennifer Brownlow; Starlight’s Zara Connemara; 291 3. Janine Davies; Beau’s King; AQHA; 291 4. Andrea Lee; Kahlua; Grade; 290.5 5. Nancy Gourlay; Joker; Grade; 279.5

Best conditioned level 1 horse: Lisa Beeston’s Kelmore Level 2 - 26.8 miles Junior 1. Katelyn Schoor; Unforgettable Samba; Half-Arabian; 250 Heavyweight 1. Blane Hill; Cody; Grade; 294.5 2. Del Lenk; Lyndales Bambaya; Arabian; 293 3. Laureen Styles; Slow Dancer Dan; AQHA; 289.5 4. Kerri-Lynne Wilson; Du Coteau Dynamo Lyrique; Canadian; 288.5 Lightweight 1. Nicole Vaugeois; El Nino; Grade; 284.5 Best conditioned level 2 horse: Blane Hill’s Cody

CTR Sunset - Westbank (Kelowna) - Sept. 25, 2010 Ride manager: Myrna Thompson 250-3178347, myrnathompsonis@hotmail.com CTR Chemainus – Sept. 25-26, 2010 Ride manager: Michelle Balme 250-743-6192; balme@telus.net

Riders participating but not scoring in this ride are: Justine Saunders, Jo HullSykes, Joanne Schneider, Angela Morgan, Dominque De Chantal and Emily Denley

Upcoming rides are as follows : CTR Cariboo Plateau – Aug. 13-14, 2010 Ride manager: Joanne Macaluso. This is a new ride site. This ride is now full.

Tammy Mercer and Beemer

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Notra Hosts Its Best Ride-A-Thon Ever! By Dani Goldenthal

On Saturday, June 27th the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association hosted its 19th annual Ride-A-Thon at Coldstream Ranch. 95 horses and riders from as far away as Kamloops and Kelowna turned out for a beautiful day of riding and raised an unprecedented amount of $14,388.78! Combined with corporate donations, this year’s Ride-A-Thon brought in just under $15,500.00! The special treat for our riders this year was entertainment provided by Rob Dinwoodie who was joined for a portion of his performance by our own NOTRA rider Dan Thoreson. The guys were fabulous and thoroughly entertained the crowd! This year we had an amazing Grand Prize generously donated by Westjet; round trip airfare for two to anywhere Westjet flies. For every $20 in pledges raised, Ride-A-Thon participants had their name entered into the draw for this prize. The lucky lady who won was Kirsty Whapshare of Kelowna. We hope you pick somewhere very exotic to fly to Kirsty! Susan Case of Armstrong raised $3,005.00 and took top spot for the adult who raised the most pledges. Ben Crozier of Armstrong raised $2,000 to claim the runner up. In the Age 14 – 18 Category Rebecca Pachman of Enderby raised the most pledges with Megan Dick of Vernon coming in a close second. In the Age 13 & Under Category Emma Elders of Coldstream took the top spot with Jodi Whitcomb of Vernon a close runner up. The top poker hand was brought in by Lloyd Furneaux of Lake Country; followed by Ron Waterman of Armstrong. For the first time this year we offered a Club Challenge where the club that raised the most pledges won a clinic to be put on by Dr. Bruce

Baker of Deep Creek Veterinary Services called the “The Glass Horse.” The lucky winners were the Lumby Pony Express 4-H Club. A huge thank you to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and riders who made this Ride-A-Thon our very best yet! Thank you too to Vernon Search & Rescue and Range Patrol for working so hard to keep the ride safe for everyone involved! You went above and beyond!

West Kootenay Update By Kathleen Fox Photos by Tim Fox The West Kootenay All Breed Community Horse Show held June 26-27 was a whirlwind of fun and excitement. This year’s annual horse show, put on by head volunteer Colleen Kramer, was held near Castlegar at the Pass Creek Exhibition grounds Tim Fox was our official photographer taking beautiful photos throughout the weekend; whether they were standing talking, laughing with old and new friends or they were riding their beautiful horses trying to impress this year’s judge Suzanne Wallace from Vernon BC. We had a total of 39 entries, of which 10 were Arabians. The Oldest Horse Award winner was Arion Bey a 27-year-old Arabian; who was also our Arabian High Point Youth winner with rider Micah Hinchcliffe. Another award given out that weekend was to our youngest rider, Cassie Zukowski who was 11 years old. Sandra Diamond received the Early Entry draw and Merna Bolz got our Bring a Friend draw. Adam Fox was our Sportsmanship winner. We had an amazing total of 32 entries in our Trail class.

Hi-Point Arabian Youth: Micah Hinchcliffe and Arion Bey. Hi-Point Arabian Adult: Faye Fox and Zorro Amir. Hi-Point Open Youth: Jory Pollard and Royal King Jackson. Hi-Point Open Adult: Colleen Kramer and Cheyenne LeRose.

Micah Hinchcliffe and her horse Arion Bey (27 yrs)

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Colleen Kramer and Cheyenne LeRose

News From the North Story and Photos by Carol Hansson


uly in the North is definitely rodeo month! In the past three weeks my husband and I have attended two rodeos – the Williams Lake Stampede on July 3 and the Quesnel Rodeo – held in conjunction with Billy Barker Days – on July 17. The 84th annual Williams Lake Stampede was held July 1-4 this year – it’s held every July 1st long weekend. We drove the 2-1/2 hours from Prince George to Williams Lake on the Saturday, and it was definitely worth it! It was an extremely hot day – well into the upper 20s – but the entire grandstand at the Stampede is covered, which made bearing the sun a lot easier. We saw tie-down calf ropers, to bucking broncos, to my favourite – barrel racers. The Cariboo Cowgirls did an awesome job opening the show. I’ve been editing for Nancy at Saddle Up for a couple of years and was very happy to finally see the cowgirls I had been reading about! The Stampede also includes a very unique event – the Mountain Race! Horses race down Fox Mountain (which is to the left of the grandstand, if you’re looking at the announcer’s booth) and tear through the arena, to the finish line on the other side. According to the Stampede website, a version of this race has been going on since the 1920s! Horses are vet checked beforehand and the first half of the race, through a sharp turn, must be taken with caution so there are no mishaps. Just this past weekend (July 17) we drove the hour to Quesnel for Billy Barker Days and the Quesnel Rodeo! The parade was quite impressive – about half an hour long. I was just happy because there were Clydesdales in it. I have to say the Quesnel Rodeo is probably the best bang for your buck for a rodeo I’ve ever attended. As BC’s largest amateur rodeo, you get at least four hours of rodeo events – with only a five-minute break – for $10! There were pretty much the same events as the Williams Lake Stampede, just more of them! Take for instance the Barrel Racing – not only was there the regular Ladies’ Barrel Racers, but there were Junior and Peewee as well! I tell you, the Peewees were extraordinarily cute, and a couple of them were very close to the Ladies’ times! The Cariboo Cowgirls once again performed before the rodeo – I loved the flashy black flags in their show. Probably one of the most entertaining events was the wild horse race. In this race, one rider and his (or her!) two helpers must saddle a wild horse and with a rider, lead it in between a barrel and the edge of the arena. I tell you, I’m very glad that my horses are not that green!

Carol and Jon Hansson


Carol Hansson lives in Prince George, BC, with her two horses, Magnum, a 5-year-old Clydesdale, and Buddy, a 26-year-old Appaloosa. She’s hoping to get into showing with a miniature horse she has her eye on! www.saddleup.ca • 57

The WOW! Factor at Horizon Event The only word is WOW! The rain blessed our grass pastures right up to the Friday night prior to the seventh annual Horizon Spring Horse Show on June 12-13 in Cranbrook. Participant numbers went from 47 horses (in 2009) to 68 entries in 2010. A 45% entry increase for 2010, up from the 35% increase in 2009. We are on the rise! The show ran Trail Classes on Saturday night followed by Sunday’s performance classes, including the all time favourite “Fox’s Transport Jeopardy Challenge.” To add a little spice to the show program this year, we created a special class called the “High Stakes” Pairs Horsemanship. The objective of this class was to have fun and be interactive with the crowd and raise a $300 Youth Scholarship by “auctioning” off the paired riders to the crowd. Once all the teams were “sold” the judge continued to run the class by having each team ride a well-choreographed horsemanship pattern. We raised a total of $855 – which gave $300 toward the scholarship, and balance split between the winning team and the buyer of the winning team. In a further WOW! factor moment, the winning team (Deb O’Brien &

Petra Stewart) and the buyer of the winning team (Serge LaCroix) both kicked back $100 toward the scholarship, resuling in a $500 Youth Education Scholarship from our firstever auction event. Congratulations to Marlo Salanski of Cranbrook – winner of the Youth Scholarship. Thank you so much to all the participants and bidders/buyers involved with this event. Hats off to the Green Horse/Rider class.. 23 exhibitors! We also had an excellent youth turnout this year – 12 junior, 6 novice youth and 5 intermediate riders. There were also 16 senior exhibitors and 6 in-hand exhibitors. A huge thank you to our show judge and clinician Carolyn Dobbs of 100 Mile House, for her words of encouragement and insight, and for her tireless hours teaching and judging.

Marlo Salanski of Cranbrook – winner of the Youth Scholarship

Thank you again to all of the exhibitors, spectators, volunteers and sponsors for a wonderful weekend! Be sure to check out our website: www.horizonequine.com for more show pictures and highlights.

This year’s High-Point Montana Silversmith Buckles Winners are: High Point Sponsor Winner In Hand Jesse’s Boarding Kennel, Fernie Bobbi Fenner, Bull River (Zip) Green Horse/Rider R&L Trucking, Cranbrook Joy Dekkers, Cranbrook (Prince) Junior Rider KWR Equine Services, Cranbrook Dilon Zaugg, Cranbrook (Partner) Novice Youth Cranbrook Pest Control, Cranbrook Jessica Benson (Minx) Intermediate McGibbon’s Auto Repair, Cranbrook Shayla Pukas (Mr Eldorado Lee) Senior KWR Equine Services, Cranbrook Pam Malekow (Tejona’s Gold Sierra) Fox’s Jeopardy Challenge Fox’s Transport, Cranbrook Reili Savage (Miss Dee Dee Sailor) Youth All Around Award Horizon Equine Facility Jessica Benson (Minx) (Montana Silversmith Watch)

Interior Miniature Horse Club On the last weekend of May the Interior Miniature Horse Club in Prince George held their AMHR and AMHA sanctioned show at the Agriplex in Prince George. Every year more of our members try new classes and every year there is at least one new person out there in the ring finding out why we enjoy it so much. This year I was pleased to see Anita Voelk show her yearling filly and do very well, as well as Korry Robinson, Lori Standeven, Patty Lambkin and Leona Alcock all do great in performance classes they had never done before. This year our judges were Kim Sterchi from Sacramento, California and Lewis McKim from Richmond, BC. The AMHR official show manager was Tricia Reiter from Columbus, MO, and the AMHR steward was Pamela Christopher from Ontario. Serving once again as gait-keeper, whipper-in and and all around “keeping everyone on track” was Ken Broster. Both judges agreed on their AMHR Champion of Champion halter horse and it was the two-year-old gelding “Vista Valley Son Of A Bay” owned by Joan McNaughton of Quesnel. The Champion of Champion Driving horse was given by one judge to the mare HP Siam Dynasty owned by Helen Slump and the stallion Freespirit Zane Grey owned by Kari and Kimi Robinson. In the AMHA show, the Supreme Halter Champion was given 58 • Saddle Up • August 2010

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By Joan McNaughton again by Kim Sterchi to Vista Valley Son Of A Bay and Lewis McKim awarded his to the older gelding Bobkats Bobwire and Roses owned by Kerryn Smith of Quesnel. Interestingly, these two geldings are related! The Supreme Driving Horse was given by both judges to Bobkats Bobwire and Roses. Congratulations to everyone! Vista Valley Son Of A Bay, owned As a small group, we by Joan McNaughton. cannot put on a show like this without the help of our terrific sponsors… West Forty Acres, Scotiabank, Esther’s Inn, Chieftan Auto, Murdoch Vet Clinic, Reignmaker Miniatures, Circle J Farms, Vista Valley Acres and Sandy Dean. As well of course as all the donors and purchasers of the great silent auction items. Without the sponsors, the volunteers and of course our great little horses, we just could not make this great weekend happen.

BC Cutting Horse Association Photos by Robert Magrath, www.rmagrathcuttingimages.com The Annual BCCHA Maturity, Classic/Challenge and CCHA Days were held June 24 to 27 at the Zirnhelt Ranch in Kamloops. We had an exciting show with 143 CCHA works over two shows with a total payout of over $13,000. The Maturity, Classic/Challenge paid out slightly over $31,000 and included a field of outstanding 4-year-olds, and 5/6-year-olds. We had Open, Non-Pro and Amateur divisions, which gave everyone a chance to compete at their level. A tie in the 5/6-year-old Non-Pro made for an exciting ride-off, with Valerie Dettwiler, from Vanderhoof, putting in a smoking run over Dr. Geoff Thomas from Red Deer. This gave Valerie the beautiful Richard Tenisch Silver Buckle, and the two both received a cheque in the amount of $1,343. The Never Won a Buckle class with seven competitors had Jill Thomas of Red Deer marking an outstanding score of 145, second place went to Toni Anne Jonsson from Langley marking a 140. This class is to encourage cutters who have never won a BCCHA buckle to compete. The annual auction and barbeque proved to be an exciting funfilled evening, with Peter Raffan from Valley Auction in Armstrong volunteering his services. Valley Auction has been a valuable sponsor and has run our auction for many years; both Don and Peter contributing their time and efforts. The barbeque ran smoothly with about 75 people attending. The kitchen help consisted of Val Martin, Shirley Telford, Patti Magrath and Charlene Thomas. Wayne Martin attended the delicious roasts of beef donated by Western Cattle Company. 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 bccha@telus.net www.cuttingnews.com Area 20

Results OPEN MATURITY: Champion: Smooth As A Lady, ridden by

Cayley Wilson, owned by Sarah Sherman from Yelm, WA. Reserve Champion: Itchin For More, ridden by Denton Moffat, owned by Ken Buckles of Maple Ridge. The remaining finalists were Smart Angel 006 owned and shown by Lyle Pambrun of Hinton, AB; Smart Asa Whip with Denton Moffat, owned by High Kelly Ranches, Logan Lake; and No Pinchin This Cat, shown by Denton Moffat and owned by Janice Eaton of Merritt. NON-PRO MATURITY: Once again Smooth As A Lady ridden by Sarah Sherman claimed the Championship; Reserve Champion went to Janice Eaton on her mare No Pinchin This Cat; followed by Geoff Thomas on A Whole Lota Trouble, and Debbie Teit on Hesashortspoonfull. OPEN CLASSIC/CHALLENGE: Champion: Four White Cats shown by Denton Moffatt and owned by Janice Eaton of Merritt. Reserve Champion: Boot Scottin Jae Bar ridden by Les Timmons

and owned by Lyle Pambrun of Hinton, AB. Third place went to DFL Freckles D Or and Bob Zirnhelt, followed by Cayley Wilson on San Tule Boonshine owned by Jon Sagmoen of Salmon Arm and Les Timmons on Gary Simmon’s Hurrican Cooney. NON-PRO CLASSIC/CHALLENGE: Champion: Peppers Magdelena with Valerie Dettwiler and Geoff Thomas on his mare Shes A Player Too; third place was Lizzys Play Girl owned and ridden by Rob Lehman, fourth went to Rob Teit on Smart Little Adan and fifth to Janice Eaton on Four White Cats.

AMATEUR CLASSIC/ CHALLENGE: Smart Little Adan and Rob Teit claimed the High Aggregate Score, followed by Valerie Dettwiler and Peppers Magdelena, Rob Lehman and Lizzys Play Girl and Gary Simmons on HurricanCooney.

The BCCHA gives a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of the following sponsors: Brandt Tractor, Kamloops Great West Equipment, Kamloops Ranchland Transport Ltd., Kamloops Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic, Kamloops Stump Lake Ranch & Cattle Co., Kamloops Dr. David V. Ciriani Inc., Kamloops Rob Teit/Remax, Kamloops Valley Auction, Armstrong Douglas Lake Equipment, Kamloops J. Barrie Cline/Ranches Only, Kamloops PrairieCoast Equipment, Kamloops Daley & Company LLP, Kamloops Robo Transport B.C. Ltd., Kamloops Len Bosch, CIP, Kamloops R Magrath Cutting Images Bob and Patti Magrath, Chilliwack, B.C. KY Ranch, Geoff, Charlene and Jill Thomas, Red Deer, AB RBC Dominion Securities, Kamloops High Kelly Ranches, Logan Lake, B.C. Eqvalan, Jamie Palmer, Kamloops The Horse Barn, Kamloops KD Ranch, Kamloops Gardner Cattle Company, Merritt, B.C. Roger Smeeton, Kamloops A & J Stock Cartage Ltd., Merritt, B. C. Nassat Holdings, Cherry Creek, B. C. ROJ Truck & Trailer Repairs, Kamloops A Superior Car Wash, Kamloops S & E Bucking Bulls, Kamloops Steve Stent, Kamloops

Open Classic Finalists: L to R Denton Moffat on Four White Cats; Les Timmons on Boot Scootin Jae Bar; Bob Zirnhelt on DFL Freckles D Or; Cayley Wilson on San Tule Boonshine; Les Timmons on HurricanCooney (Gary Simmons mounted)

Open Open Derby Finalists: L to R Lyle Pambrun on Smart Angel 006; Cayley Wilson on Smooth As A Lady; Denton Moffat on Smart Asa Whip; Denton Moffat on No Pinchin This Cat (Janice Eaton mounted); Denton Moffat on Itchin For More (Bianca Olsen-Stiles)

Non-Pro Derby Finalists: L to R Sarah Sherman on Smooth As A Lady; Janice Eaton on No Pinchin This Cat; Geoff Thomas on A Whole Lota Trouble; Debbie Teit on Hesashortspoonfull

Non-Pro Classic Finalists: L to R Valerie Dettwiler on Peppers Magdelana; Geoff Thomas on Shes A Player Too; Rob Leman on Lizzys Play Girl; Rob Teit on Smart Little Adan; Janice Eaton on Four White Cats

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BC Interior Arabian Horse Association www.bciaha.com The West Kootenay All Breed Community Horse Show held June 26 to 27 in Castlegar, BC, was a success! (See more on page 56.) BCIAHA would like to give special thanks to our judge Suzanne Wallace of Vernon, BC, and also to all of our dedicated volunteers. Without you we would not be able to put on these shows! We had 39 competitors competing in a wide variety of classes. The show brought approximately nine Arabians and half-Arabians along with many other breeds including Appaloosas, a Bashkir Curly, and many others. BCIAHA would like to encourage all readers to contact us if you would like to participate in any of our community shows. They are a fun, non-stressful way to showcase your talents as well as your horses all the while gaining valuable knowledge and experience in a show ring setting. Please feel free to visit our website www.bciaha.com for more information as well as rules and regulations for these shows. BCIAHA would like congratulate the following members on their Western Canadian Breeders wins in Langley, B.C., on May 13 to 16: U-Betcha; Ridden by Cassie Bosworth for owner Christine Bosworth; top six in HA Sport Horse Under Saddle AT and HA Hunter Pleasure AO 17 and under. Bright City Lights; Ridden by Sheila Goertz for owner Wally Goertz; Champion in HA Country English Pleasure Open and Half Arabian Country English Pleasure AT. MM Samaadhi; ridden by Christine Bosworth for owner Carolyn Renholm; Champion in Arabian Western Pleasure AT. BCIAHA would like to congratulate Cori Wilson and her horse Camera Shy on his top five win in HA Yearling Sweepstakes Gelding at Region 5 (held in Monroe, WA). We would also like to congratulate Cori and her stallion Shy Gayfeen++++// on their Camera Shy Region 6 (held in Rapid City, SD) (Shy Gayfeen++++// Reserve Championships in Hunt x Canadian Red Rose) Seat Equitation AATR and Hunter Proudly owned by Cori Wilson Pleasure AAOTR and their top five in Hunter Pleasure AATR. Way to represent Canadian bred and owned horses! BC Interior Arabian Horse Association www.bciaha.com President / Encampment Chair: Wally Goertz Ph/Fax: 250-546-6004 asmarawg@telus.net Vice-President: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145 piblet@shaw.ca Secretary / Webpage Editor: Sean Newton 250-546-8088 snrk@telus.net Treasurer / Membership: Dani Goldenthal Ph/Fax :250-832-4111 gvarabians@telus.net Flying Carpet: Deborah Mikkelsen 250-548-3899 Deborah@Khafra-Arabians.com Youth: Breen Johnson 250-832-9122 fuzzy_peaches_gerl@hotmail.com and/or Cheryl Johnson leejohn1@telus.net Recreational Riding Program: Cori Wilson 250-764-4145 piblet@shaw.ca

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The World Equestrian Games 2010 Two riders and BCIAHA members from Kelowna have met the rigorous qualification criteria to be considered as part of the five-person squad to represent Canada in their sport of endurance, one of the eight disciplines. Dominated by the Arabian horse’s endurance at its highest level is a speed race over 100 miles (160 kilometres). This is an extreme sport with participants and crews functioning at maximum exertion levels, as the time frame for completion Apache Eclypse+/ and Elroy can run 24 hours. Karius The two riders are the husband and wife duo of Elroy Karius and Gail Jewell, who live on a farm in the Joe Rich area of Kelowna. They currently have six horses competing at the FEI level, four of which have attained their speed Certificate of Competency to compete at WEG in September. This is a significant achievement, considering only 16 riders and 22 horses nominated across Canada, and only 12 riders and 15 horses are expected to have met qualifications at the end of the qualifying period on July 15, 2010. With each horse requiring a minimum of 5 FEI competitions, plus a speed standard (horse and rider team of 12:18 for 100 miles), the team must then rank in the top five for horse and rider in NL Temptation+/ Canada using 66 months of points records as and Gail Jewell compiled by the National Federation Endurance Canada. Their two top horses are Apache Eclypse+/, a 14-year-old gelding, who has qualified with Elroy as the rider, and NL Temptation+/, a 12-year-old mare qualified with Gail as the rider. Gail has also qualified with Diamond Reo and A Salisbury Rose, and is expected to be the only rider with multiple equine qualifications. The road to this stage has literally been very long! Elroy and Gail have logged thousands of kilometres of travel. In the past two years alone, having to travel to the FEI-sanctioned rides which are mostly back east and down south. Since September, 2009, they have been to California, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida, Alberta and Ontario to compete. The qualifying period closed, it is time to regroup, await the official results and prepare for the next steps. Endurance Race Day at WEG is Sept. 26. You can find more information at endurancecanada.ca. BCIAHA wishes all competitors good luck at both Region 17 held Aug. 3 to 8 in Red Deer, AB, and Canadian Nationals held Aug. 16 to 21 in Regina, SK. We can’t wait to publish your wins!

BC Paint Horse Club

- Colour Your World - Own A Paint

www.bcphc.com Pres Colleen Schellenberg 604 534-8287 colleen_doug@shaw.ca VP vacant Sec Mary Ratz 604-639-0212 ratzmary@hotmail.com Treas Dianne Rouse 604 530-3366 lazy3@telus.net Past Pres. Louise Bruce 604-530-8310 ljbruce@telus.net APHADirector (BC & Alaska) Jodie Moore 604-532-9305 Alt Andrea Aitken 250 498-2240 raitken@persona.ca APHA www.apha.com 817 834-2742

Finally summer has arrived! It’s nice to be able to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, and ride outside, in the sunshine! With summer comes both the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, OK, and the Youth Paint World Show, in Fort Worth, TX. Once again, BC was well represented at both events, as well as the APHA Youth Summer Games by sisters Emilee and Kirsten Chamberland. As written up on the APHA website – “The Youth World Games is held every other year at the World Show in Fort Worth, TX. It is structured like a collegiate equestrian competition with youth riding horses they have never ridden before and competing in four different events: showmanship, hunt seat equitation, horsemanship and trail. Many of the competitors entered in the Youth World Games compete individually at the World Show as well. Sisters Emilee and Kirsten Chamberland travelled with their horses from Canada to not only compete in the Youth World Games but also the Western and allaround events. “This is our fourth year to attend the World Show, but our first year to compete in the Youth World Games,” said Emilee. “We flew down for the show but my dad drove 36 hours to bring our horses down.” Kirsten is the alternative for the Canadian team and will be competing on Team United. Team United will comprise the alternates from each of the teams -William Hupp from Australia, Chelsea van den Berg from Holland, Elin Arkinger from Sweden and Kirsten Chamberland from Canada. “We thought this would be a great way to involve the alternate team members,” said deBarbanson. “It would be hard to travel so far to just sit on the side lines and watch your teammates.” Team Canada ended up placing fourth overall, with Emilee placing four in Horsemanship and Kirsten on Team United, which placed eighth overall, placed sixth in Hunt Seat Equitation. Congratulations girls and I hope you had a blast doing it! Apart from their Youth World Games accomplishments, Emilee and A Sexy Sensation placed 12th in the Youth 14-18 Trail; Kirsten and Desis on the Street placed ninth in Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, eighth in 13 and Under Hunt Seat Equitation and fifth in 13 and Under Showmanship. Another BCPHC member that went down to the World Show was Calli Rouse and Ima Special Delivery. As it turns out, 2010 was another spectacular year for this dynamic pair, as they placed 13th in 14-18 Showmanship, fourth in 14 to 18 Trail, sixth in 14t o 18 Horsemanship and sixth in 14 to 18 Western Riding. Congratulations Calli! Results from the Pinto World Show will be posted in next month’s issue.

Emilee and Kirsten Chamberland

Also proving that Paint horses are capable of doing just about anything we ask of them, Ron Stolp and his gelding Winddancers Cimaron are leading the Nation for the PAC “Over Fences” and also leading the BC Hunter Jumper Association for year-end awards in the Jr/Ami Jumper 0.85 m division. The Paint Horse Connections magazine will also have a write-up about them in the fall. New to the PNE this year is the “Battle of the Breeds.” This concept has worked well in Calgary and so they are going to try it out this year at this year’s exhibition. Two members from each team will compete in Dressage, Trail, Jumping and Barrel Racing. Make sure to drop by the Agridome and cheer on Team Paint! The BC Paint Horse Club would like to extend congratulations to Mary Ratz, our secretary, who very recently had a healthy baby! Our next General Meeting will be on Sept. 13 at 6:30 at the Langley Events Centre. The annual general meeting (AGM) will be held Nov. 27 at the Langley Events Centre on 200th Street in Langley. I will have the results from the 3-in-1 Show held in Smithers next issue, as well as the results from the Git Er Done show held in Delta. Well I guess that’s all for now – I look forward to hearing from you with your results, pictures and new arrivals (two legs and four legs!). To keep yourself up to date in the Paint horse world, check out our website, www.bcphc.com and our facebook page. - Anne Marie Wass

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BC Quarter Horse Association BCQHA, Bag 9000, Suite 129, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3 www.bcqha.com * bcqha@hotmail.com President: Gordie McEachen, 250-337-5958, Gordon.McEachen@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Vice President: Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807 AQHA Director: Gayle Pawley-Wilson 604-323-4418, gaylepw@istar.ca AQHA Director Emeritus: Gen Matheson Ph/Fax 604-534-5137 Membership Secretary /Media Liaison: Lynne Carter 604-880-6138 Fax 604-806-9052, palomino2@hotmail.com

Calendar of Events

Aug. 7-8, 2010 - Terrace Quarter Horse Show, Terrace, Laurie 250-6359401 or danmuller@xplornet.com Aug. 15, 2010 - VIQHA (Duncan) Open All Breed Show, Duncan Fairgrounds, Tamsin 250-743-1735 or tgbland@shaw.ca Aug 27-30, 2010 - NBCQHA Super Circuit - CANCELLED Sept. 4-6, 2010 - LMQHA Evergreen Circuit – Combined Show, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC, Barb Williams 208-683-1617 or sierraious@aol.com Sept. 16-19, 2010 - SCQHA Fall Circuit, Armstrong Agriplex, Armstrong, BC, Laureen Guenther 250-546-3527 or laureenguenther@ telus.net Sept. 25, 2010 - AQHA Ride, Barriere, BC, Cherie Jardine 250-672-9341


Happy August to you all! We hope that everyone is out and enjoying the fabulous weather that’s finally arrived. Our July show circuit, which preceded the inaugural AQHA Regional Championship Show, was a fantastic event, enjoyed by folks from all over the province, as well our friends from south of the border. Special thanks go to all of our valued sponsors, volunteers, competitors and show staff! You are second to none and we couldn’t host such first-class events without you. The final show circuit of 2010 will be held from Sept. 4 to 6 at Thunderbird Equestrian Centre in Langley, BC, offering Jackpot classes as well as our famous High Point Class Awards. Please check out our website to view the show premium at www.bcqha.com/lmqha and remember to send in your stall reservations as they are filling fast.


Thank you to all the competitors, volunteers and of course our sponsors as without them we wouldn’t have been as successful as we were.

High Point/ Futurity Highlights 13 and Under - Laced Investments - Breanna Fear Reserve – Cooligraphy - Trenna Brown 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 - One Last Luke - Aleta Strachan Amateur - One Last Luke - Aleta Strachan Reserve – Rock My Heart – Lorianne Friis Amateur Select - Alittle Reality - Carole Walton Reserve – Slow Rock N Dun – Gayle Willson Junior Horse - Irwins Lil Bit Purdy - Barbara Hopkins Reserve – Hezthultimatedream – Tami Hutton Senior Horse – Pink Cadillac Dreams – Tami Hutton Reserve – Alittle Reality – Carole Walton Super Horse - Cools Pillow Talk - Shaylee Anderson Open Hunter Under Saddle Stake (two entries) 1st Who Is Luking – Kaitlynn Frances Open Trail Extravaganza (two entries) 1st Leap To Conclusion – Candace Travers/Carole Walton Open Youth Western Pleasure (six entries) 1st Cools Pillow Talk – Shaylee Anderson


The South Central Quarter Horse Association fall circuit will be held Sept. 16-19, at the Armstrong Agriplex in Armstrong, BC. Highlights include High Point and Reserve High Point Awards in 10 divisions. New this year will be NRHA classes (pending approval), Open All Breed Nervous Novice classes, Open All Breed Green Horse Walk/Trot, and Open Youth Eight Years and Over Walk/Trot. We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the Tri Challenge Open Yearling Futurity and the Open Two Year Old Western Pleasure Futurity again this year. The youth will be putting on a silent auction at the dinner and social Saturday night, Sept. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. All of the funds raised from this event will go toward SCQHA youth endeavours. If you or your business have any item(s) you wish to donate to make this auction a success for the youth please contact our youth director Cheri Smeeton at 250-573-2541 or e-mail csmeeton@shaw.ca. Please visit our website www.bcqha.com/scqha for the show premium, class list and entry forms. Come join us for a fun weekend of showing. Spectators are welcome.


The Dawson Creek Show had a great turnout with lots of novice amateurs! It was a really great weekend and Debbie Pavlis did an awesome job. Thank you to all of those that helped!

The Courtenay show is over and we had both great weather and a fabulous time. The social night was well attended, and a big thank you goes out to Carol Hilton who provided us with the delicious salmon and roast beef. We also enjoyed the yummy pizza provided by Domino’s Pizza through their generous sponsorship. Even though numbers were down, those that attended enjoyed the beautiful Courtenay grounds and it was great to be back. 62 • Saddle Up • August 2010

Hi-Points Novice Youth: Ashley York and Jillian Pavlis Reserve: Sabrina Bergeron Novice Amateur: Terri Myers Reserve: Ronja Schippers Youth 13 and Under: Chaylyee Beaton Reserve: Mayson Schumann Youth 14-18: Jenica Pavlis Reserve: Alisha Hummel Amateur: Tara Alde Reserve: Arlana Dagneau Junior Horse: Tyler Benett Reserve: Lea-Ann Oosterhoff Senior Horse: Sara Horrocks Reserve: Arlana Dagneau

Pine Tree Riding Club Kamloops, B C

www.PineTreeRidingClub.com Newsletter contact: Bert, bgatien@telus.net Club contact: Jodi Daburger 250-675-4588

Annual Show Results

English Day High Point Runner up Senior Jeanette Brandt Laura Bouchard Youth Emily Balfour Megan Daly Junior Amanda Daly Mackenna Fink Sportmanship awards: Lauren Miller, Alicia Blackford, Jenna Zinger, Danika Zinger, Abbey Bachand

Western Day High Point Runner up Senior Jeanette Brandt Jessie Cook Youth Megan Daly Emily Balfour Junior Amanda Daly Mackenna Fink Sportsmanship awards: Jeanette Brandt (for trying the Gymkhana events), Courtney Zwack, Cayleigh Cote, Braden Daburger, Alicia Blackford


Thank-you to everyone who attended the show this weekend. Things ran smoothly and everyone seemed to have a great time!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS who so generously support our club!

Our show sponsors this year were:

T.D. Excavating Ltd. Southgate Electric Pat Tombe CA Harper Mountain Ric’s Grill Thompson River Tree Service PrairieCoast Equipment - use of the tractor and arena groomer (with fuel) all weekend. Tanya Epp of Optical Delusions was at the Pine Tree Annual Show taking photos of all competitors. Riders wanting to see their photos can email her with their rider number, name, and age. Tanya is offering a Show Special FREE photo to riders who become a fan of the Optical Delusions Facebook Page. There will also be a contest where you could win free stuff! Full contest details will be posted at http:// opticaldelusions.ca/ on July 1, 2010. Also, thank you to Tanya for providing the western photo for this issue of the newsletter. Shane & Ron Haywood for our beautifully restored & repainted jumps Andrea Naka - our Judge both days Jack MacInnally - Volunteer Trail judge both days Rhonda Rebinsky - Whipper in both days Krista Blades - Announcer (Saturday), Booth assistant (Sunday) Lauren Miller - Announcer (Sunday) Ashtynn Rebinsky & Flynn Johnson - tracked down every competitor for their back number prize Ashtynn Rebinsky, Flynn Johnson, & Melanie Bibeou - Out gate and ribbon/candy basket girls Alison Miller, Rhonda Rebinsky, Jamie Fink, Brent Miller, Tony Daburger - PTRC jump crew (in fancy pink shirts!) and Gymkhana crew Jamie Fink & Chris Daly - keeping the arenas watered and harrowed Tony Daburger & Brent Miller - parking crew Jamie Fink - endless hours of weedeating the week previous Gail Pierce & Kayse Allan - wrangling the Daburger boys while their mom was busy running the show! The Miller Family - from grounds maintenance and grass cutting, to ribbon organizing, to lead line prize organizing, to whatever else needed doing, they were there every step of the way for the past 2 months helping me out! Also, a huge thank you to everyone else who stepped in and helped out when they saw something that needed to be done.


Unfortunately we had to cancel the Chris Irwin Clinic scheduled for July 10 & 11. Anyone who is interested in the possibility of a fall clinic please contact Krista at kristablades@hotmail.com. Our General Meeting was held at the grounds on July 20. We’ll have news from that meeting in next month’s issue. www.saddleup.ca • 63

Endurance Riders Association of BC Officers & Directors 2010 President -June Melhuish jjmrider@hughes.net VP - Ruth Moorby Tmoorby@hotmail.com Secretary - Lori Bewza loribewza@gmail.com Treasurer - Lynn Wallden wallden6484@shaw.ca Directors: Louise Abbott louiseabbott@telus.net Madeline Bateman fonzie828@xplornet.ca Brenna Mayer enduranceprincess@hotmail.com Elaine Bessuille e_bessuille@telus.net Terre O’Brennan tobytrot@telus.net Karen Ellis Karenellis3@shaw.ca Gary Forde endorider@shaw.ca Brenda Miskimmin mcpennytoo@telus.net Cheryl Dzida fdzida@telus.net


The week before the Golden Ears Endurance Ride in Maple Ridge on June 12 was a wet one - really wet, but the clouds broke Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning brought clear skies and amazement from the riders and their crews preparing for the start. Thirty-five riders and horses started in the 50 mile event, their trotting feet waking the neighbourhood perhaps a little earlier than most Saturday mornings. Twenty-nine riders and horses started the 22 mile event a little later. The Maple Ridge trails, maintained by Haney Horsemen (thank you!) were lovely – lots of good footing under the evergreen canopy, two river crossings per loop, bridges, monitored road crossings, and a little mud thrown in to remind us where we were. The day warmed up but in the trees with the moss and ferns, there was no danger of overexposure to the sun. It was great to trot through new neighbourhoods that had built up on the trail route, and stop for water for drinking and sponging, carefully provided and placed by the neighbourhood kids. The higher temperature, coupled with maximum humidity can be difficult to manage metabolically and was carefully monitored by great vets, Michael Peterson, Rob Mulligan and Hermen Geertsema. First to complete the 50 mile event was Murray Mackenzie and Ransome (again..) in 4:43, and with a broken stirrup. Claudia Harper and Magic Al arrived in 4:50, Tunie Rousseau and Arietta, Fred Voglmaier and My Dance both at 4:57; Chris Thompson on Nellie Roukema’s Harrison Bey, Toni Bloomfield on SH Miquel, and Teri Lynn Moorby on Atomic came in at 5:11. Julius Bloomfield on Kismet had the next time at 5:25 with Richelle Cornell on 64 • Saddle Up • August 2010

Rhythm Bey; Brandi Anthony and Sterling Venture completed the top ten arrivals at 5:35. Christine Voglmaier completed the field with her completion at 8:07. First to complete the 22 mile event was junior rider Sylvia Harvey on Snowys Chardonnay in 2:33, with Derek Stansbury on FV Tagraba at 2:34. Niels Kuhle on Road Kill Kitty (gotta be a story there!) at 2:35, Lauren Sellers on Snowy Zipidee at 2:37. Jennifer Szezepaniak on Maromac Prime Not all endurance horses are Arabians! Time followed at 2:46, Kerri-Jo Stewart on Darginka at 3:09, Debbie Powell on Chimo at 3:11, Wes Buckle on SF First Street at 3:13. Theresa LaPorte on Madison’s Montana at 3:24, Romana Van Lissum and Forever a Lady at 3:26 to complete the top ten. Junior Clair Frome completed the field, completing at 5:01 on Kinlord. Shaw TV was on site from the start, filming the starts, and setting Shaw TV interview with ride manager up at spots along the trail to share Kim Hofmarks our event with their viewers – hope you caught the clips! and Garry and their team of volunteers have Murray Mackenzie was awarded best organized this ride for so many years. conditioned for the 50 mile event, and Toni Thank you as well must go to the Bloomfield won high vet score. Kristal Bodaly community of Maple Ridge for allowing us won the Dakota award, presented in memory to use Allco Park, BC Hydro and Provincial of ride manager Kim Hofmarks’s great horse; Parks for for access to their land - couldn’t do Fred Voglmaier was awarded the Nickers it without you! Saddlery Barefoot Award. Rumour has that this site will not go High vet score in the 22 mile event was unused in 2011… new management is waiting awarded to Shelly White, who placed 14th with in the wings, so keep your calendar open. a time of 3:36. Also – thanks, Shelly, for the The next ride on the calendar is Ride new completion cards showing the ride name, Over the Rainbow, and was held on July 3 in date, distance and completion time – a handy Merritt – full coverage in our next newsletter. record of good memories. And we’ll include the winners of fabulous It’s not just the great trail that Golden prizes from our second Annual Poker Ride Ears is famous for – the barbequed seafood held July 24 in Joe Rich, Kelowna dinner that Garry Edmundson puts on each ERABC’s ride calendar has a frightening year is almost better than trail! Never has the gap in scheduled rides – our next ride will dinner bell brought such rapid responses! be held Sept. 11, 2010, at Crystal Mountain Kim and Garry are taking a wellX-Country Ski Trails in Westbank, offering earned rest from managing this ride and its a fun ride (approximately 12 miles, with amazing meal – all the riders and crew who introductory information to new riders), 22 have attended over the years will miss their mile ride, and 50 mile ride. Potluck dinner, warmth and efficiency. “Thank you” can’t awards and silent auction on Saturday night cover the appreciation of the club and riders will cap the season. See ya there! for the dedication and style with which Kim

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

Churn Creek Protected Area Ride - May 7-11, 2010

South of the mighty Gang Ranch and northwest of Clinton, the Churn Creek Protected Area was the site of a May ride organized by the Aldergrove Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen. It took about seven hours to get there from the Lower Mainland. From Highway 97 we turned left onto the Meadow Lake Forest Service Road and travelled 90 km on a gravel road that wound down to cross the Fraser River. Past the bridge we turned left and followed the signs to Empire Valley Road, which took us to the calving barn campsite. Established in 1995, the Churn Creek Protected Area is one of five protected areas in BC that have been established primarily for the conservation of grassland ecosystems. In 1998, the province purchased the historic Empire Valley Ranch, a working ranch in the protected area, where carefully managed cattle grazing continues. Parks asks that you please use only weed-free pelleted feed for horses or purchase hay from the ranch (empirevalleybeef@yahoo.ca) when available, since import of weeds is a major concern in the protected area. Churn Creek is a remote area involving several hours’ driving on rough, winding clay and gravel roads, which become dangerously slick when wet: local ranch trucks carry chains, drivers leave seats belts off in case they have to jump, and horses are walked out in bad conditions. But Mother Nature was on our side. By the time we got to the hay lands past Canoe Creek, the sun was shining and the roads were dry. At the calving barn campsite, there is ample room for rigs, seven corrals and two pastures for stock plus one pit toilet. Inclement weather can be passed beneath the tight metal roof (thanks to BC Parks and BCHBC Cariboo Chapter!) of the calving barn and a natural spring is about 300 yards from camp. There is also water two km away at Brown Lake, and potable water at the ranch headquarters about seven km past camp. When out on the hot, dry trail you have to know where to find water for your horses. Our first ride was south to Brown Lake, then northwest across Koster Creek to BC Lake, where we explored the bench and trails above it. After lunch we rode back to camp on what is called the Airport: a tabletop mountain bench west of the camp partially surrounded by an electric fence, then down a steep slope back to the camp. The route took us past a stock tank where the horses could drink. After a yummy Dutch oven dinner of Teriyaki beef stir fry with cinnamon buns for dessert, there was time for picking and singing by the campfire before bed.

Our most exciting ride was to Clyde Mountain, a little east and south of camp, between the ranch road and the Fraser River. Like the Airport it is a huge bench atop a mountain where you can look straight down on ranch headquarters, Grand Canyon style! There are many ways to get there from the calving barn, depending on how hard you want to make the horses work. You can go straight up past the gate by the spring, more gradual by any of the cattle/horse paths past the first cattle guard, or pretty easily by an old logging road part way down the first hay field on the Ranch Road. We took the steep trail out of camp and the easy trail back. Back at camp we pampered the horses with a turnout in one of the pastures so they could graze. One of the bonuses of being among the first to visit Churn for the year is that the corrals still have lots of grass. The other is that the outhouse doesn’t smell. Our last day turned out to be beautiful sunny day. The group headed out to the banks of the Fraser River to check out the old gold camp of the Chinese miners. It’s a short day ride and leaves out the same gate by the spring but instead of going south and up onto Clyde Mountain, you stay left and follow the old road down onto the breaks of the Fraser. At the river we tied the horses in the shade and poked around the old diggings and cabin. The river is at 1,030 feet and camp is 2,584 feet, so it was a steady climb back to camp. There is no shade and it was very hot so we stopped in a few spots to let the horses rest, including a grove of aspen trees in a cool, wet hollow near the top. It was amazing how cool this oasis was compared to the semi-desert sage flats. On our way home the next day, the roads and weather were fine. At Spences Bridge, we stopped by the river for lunch where we unloaded the horses for a drink, pee and some grazing, and then continued the drive home. Many thanks to my trail buddies on this escapade! I’ll remember your grins: like weasels peeking in the henhouse door! (An unabridged account of the ride is available from a link on the new horse camping page of the HCBC website at www.hcbc.ca, or from the BCHBC website at www.bchorsemen.org.)

Heading out to the breaks of the Fraser River

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



THE ALBERTA DONKEY AND MULE CLUB www.albertadonkeyandmule.com Clinics, Shows, Trail Rides/Drives and lots of Fun. 780-696-3892 8/11 armstrong/enderby riding club  Tammy Thielman 250-832-3409, Fun Days, Shows, Clinics, Battle Royal. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 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 www.bchorsemen.org 11/10

BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOC. (Grand Forks) Pres: Tanya Margerison 250-4420209, bhanews@hotmail.com, Visit www.boundaryhorse.ca for Events 4/11 BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC.  www.bcctra.ca Shannon 250-751-4685 motionsrider@yahoo.ca 12/10 BC CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Kevin Tienkamp 250-546-9156 bccha@telus.net, or web www.cuttingnews.com Area 20 3/11 BC Draft under saddle club.  Open to all Draft and Draft X. Pres: Dawn Germscheid 604-617-7354, www.bcdraftundersaddleclub.com 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. www.bcihrs.com 250-260-5344 8/11 BC Interior Morgan Horse Club  Sect’y: Karen Wilkie 250-546-8973 Meeting, Trail Rides/Socials, Fellowship, Newsletter, www.morganhorse.ca  12/10 BC Miniature Horse Club  www.miniaturehorsesbc.com 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 bcqha@hotmail.com or visit www.bcqha.com 8/10 BC ranch cutting horse assoc. (Fraser Valley) Pres. David Parker 604-462-0304, dabepa@yahoo.com, www.bcrcha.com 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 www.bcsporthorses.com

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

Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team (CDART)  Deborah Silk 250-493-9752 or 250-809-7152, critteraid@vip.net  0 Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society  Preserving for our children the horse of our forefathers. 604-530-5772 www.chhaps.org  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: www.cqha.ca, and choose “Membership” section. Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: Marnie Somers, President 204-834-2479 or marnie@horsescoops.com 6/11

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ENDURANCE RIDERS ASSOCIATION OF BC www.ERABC.com Secretary: Lori Bewza, loribewza@gmail.com 250-679-8247 11/10 EQ TRAILS ASSOCIATION Advocates for Horses on Trails, & Managers of Skimikin Campground. eqtrails@gmail.com, www.eqtrail.webs.com 11/10 GIT ‘ER DONE! GYMKHANA CLUB, Family oriented fun. 250-577-3154 hankrocks@telus.net www.freewebs.com/giterdonegymkhanaclub 7/11 HORSE COUNCIL BC 1-800-345-8055 www.hcbc.ca 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 kgc@shaw.ca, www.kelownagymkhana.com  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: brent.lines@netscape.ca, www.oliverridingclub.com 6/11 Peachland riding club  Blair Bates 250-452-6941 Fun & Family oriented! See www.peachlandridingclub.com 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, www.soha-online.com  9/10 western canadian reining assoc. Sharon 604-856-3348 wcra@telus.net, www.wcra.info  10/10

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

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

Weekly Mon-Fri GIRLS RIDING CAMPS, Wildhorse Mountain Ranch, Rocky Mountain House, AB, Diane 403-729-2910, admin@wildhorsecamp.com, www.wildhorsecamp.com 1 PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, www.redneckapalooza.com 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 www.warmbloods.ca 5 BARREL RACING, New Dawn Ranch Arena, Sorrento (Notch Hill), www.newdawnranch.ca, newdawnranch@gmail.com, Dawn 250-835-4482 6-8 YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Rock Creek, Yvonne 250-446-2523 6-8 BCHBC Powell River – POKER RIDE - trails, games, prizes, trails, fun, more trails. Contact Lynn 604-487-1337 7-8 TTEAM Connect w/Mandy Pretty, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, www.icefarm.com 7–8 ANNUAL OPEN SHOW, Vernon Riding Club, BC, www.Vernonridingclub.com 7-8 TERRACE QUARTER HORSE SHOW, Terrace, Laurie Muller 250-635-9401, danmuller@xplornet.com 7-8 DELTA RIDING CLUB Summer Show, Cathy 604.328.3814, www.deltaridingclub.com 7-12 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Winnipeg (St. Andrews, MB), www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 7-13 WILD HORSE VIEWING & CAMPING TRIP, Central BC, Rose & Marion 604-854-1245, milkmaid@shaw.ca 8 VIQHA OPEN ALL BREED SHOW, Duncan Fairgrounds, Duncan, Tamsin Bland 250-743-1735, tgbland@shaw.ca 8 AERC FUN DAY, Armstrong Fairgrounds, Rebecca Hilbrander 250-546-0052, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.org 8 RIDE THE TRAIL DAY (10 a.m.) at Larch Hills, Pot Luck, Contact Leah 250-832-4943 or www.eqtrail.webs.com 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. donna@marshhavenfarm.com 13-14 CARIBOU PLATEAU CTR, 100 Mile House, BC, Joanne Macaluso, 250-456-7320, joanne_macaluso@bcit.ca, www.bcctra.ca 13-15 PARKLAND WELSH PONY & COB SOCIETY Summer Pony Show, Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB. Sportponies amsportpony@aol.net. Prizelists/Stabling mccl@telusplanet.com 13-15 DAVE GIRLING CLINIC, all ages/riding levels welcome, Grand Forks, www.boundaryhorse.ca 14 NORTHERN TRAILS SHOW, Crossfield, AB, Eng/Western, info & entries www.northerntrailsridingclub.org 14 HORSE SURVIVOR CHALLENGE Fundraiser, Vendors, Auction, Dinner/Dance & more, Summerland, BC, www.summerlandrodeogrounds.com 14 GREEN LAKE GYMKHANA, Dimps 250-456-7741, dimps@watchlake.com 14-19 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Carseland, AB, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 14-Sep 4 WILD PINK YONDER 325 Mile Trail Ride, Waterton Lakes Nat’l Park to Sherwood Park, AB, Horses, Teams, Wagons welcome. Details www.WildPinkYonder.com 15 100 MILE HOUSE GYMKHANA, Jen 250-791-6207, jfelce@xplornet.com 15 PRIVATE TREATY HORSE SALE Fundraiser for SPCA, Tack Sale & more, 108 Resort Stables, 108 Mile House, Jennifer 250-791-6509 or r472243@hotmail.com 15 PTRC Playday, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com or Alison Miller 250-573-5468 15 ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS Grounds, Nicola Gildemeister, mpowered2prosper@hotmail.com 15 HORSE SALE, Broken Springs Ranch & Pollitt Ranches, Eckville, AB, 403-746-5756 or 780-388-2139, Catalogue at www.northernhorse.com 19 BARREL RACING, New Dawn Ranch Arena, Sorrento (Notch Hill), www.newdawnranch.ca, newdawnranch@gmail.com Dawn 250-835-4482 20-22 HOT AUGUST HOOVES Trophy Show, Trail, BC, Pam 250-359-7097, mpmalekow@shaw.ca 20-22 ALCHEMY OF THE HORSE #2, Alder Flats, AB, horses@laodas-way.com or 780-621-0765

21 GAMES DAY, LRS Grounds, Ngaire Niven 778-277-0015, ngaire.niven@gmail.com 21 ALBERTA WISH TRAIL RIDE, Little Elbow, Kananaskis, AB, Irene White, 403-366-8199, irene@albertawishride.ca, www.albertawishride.ca 21 TRAIL RIDE AGAINST CANCER & Poker Ride, Vancouver Island, Sue 250-954-3661, www.silverspuridingclub.org 21 PONY EXPRESS CHALLENGE, Barriere, details at www.greymareproductions.com or 250-672-2031 21 NVIHA Saddle Show, double-judged, Courtenay, Entries www.nviha.ca or Margaret 250-337-2334, imarowdyrebel@shaw.ca 21-22 TEES LONGEARS DAYS Tees Rodeo Grounds, Tees AB. Donkey and Mule Fun Fair and Show. Colleen Campbell 780-672-6105, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com. 21-22 REINING CLINIC with Ian Tipton, Kelowna, BC, Anne 250-860-2785 arthur1_dj@telus.net 21-22 CANADIAN APPALOOSA CONGRESS, Dual Approved, Claresholm, AB, Doreen Hooker 403-646-3023 cranappy@platinum.ca 21-23 WESTERN CANADIAN CLASSIC Horse Show & Futurity, Westerner Park, AB. 21-26 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Edmonton, AB, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 22 POKER RIDE, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Barriere, details at www.greymareproductions.com or 250-672-2031 22 BUCKLE SERIES TEAM ROPING, Longhorn Acres, Armstrong, Doug Henry, dallyup2@telus.net, 250-546-6494 22 SADDLE SERIES GYMKHANA, 100 Mile & District Outriders Grounds, Jen 250-706-9410, jfelce@xplornet.com or www.100mileoutriders.com 25-Sep 6 PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW, PNE, Vancouver, 604-252-3581, www.pne.ca 26-27 YOUTH HORSEMEN EXTRAVAGANZA, camp-out and instruction, Grand Forks, www.boundaryhorse.ca 26-29 BULKLEY VALLEY LIGHT HORSE SHOW. Event listings and entry forms available at our website www.bvfair.ca or call 250-847-3816 27-28 EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC Course, Edmonton, AB, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 27-29 LADIES HORSEMANSHIP EXPERIENCE, Jandana Ranch, Pinantan Lake, BC, 250-573-5800, www.jandanaranch.com 27-29 ALCHEMY OF THE HORSE #1, Darwell, AB, horses@laodas-way.com or 780-621-0765 27-30 NBCQHA SUPER CIRCUIT, Prince George Exhibition Grounds, Prince George, Carlina Schumann 250-567-4807, hotmamax4@live.ca 28 ANNIVERSARY SALE & PARTY, The Paddock, Vernon, www.thepaddock. shawwebspace.ca/ or 250-545-1537 28 BHA YOUTH ONLY SCHOOLING SHOW (Hunter, Eng/West, youth Peewee up to age 18), Grand Forks, www.boundaryhorse.ca 28 PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, www.redneckapalooza.com 28-29 MISSION TROPHY SHOW, Over Fences, Eng/West Perf./Trail, Mission, BC, info: harrisonbayarabians@shaw.ca or www.missionhorseclub.com 28-29 JOHVALE INTERIOR DERBY Series #3, Pritchard, Heather Blomgren, johvale@look.ca 28-29 SOHA SHOW (BCHC Show) Summerland Rodeo Grounds, info www.soha-online.com 28-29 CEDAR SPEEDWAY CTR, Cedar, BC, Nicole Vaugeois, 250-245-4405, nicoleathome@shaw.ca www.bcctra.ca 29 BHA GYMKHANA (all ages & riding levels welcome), Grand Forks, www.boundaryhorse.ca 31-Sep 5 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Langley, BC, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632

september 2-3 3-6

GLENN STEWART Natural Horsemanship Stage 2/3 Clinic, Smithers, www.. thehorseranch.com, Anika 250-846-5494, gattiker@telus.net or Shirley 250-845 7849 YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Trail, Margit 250-362-7679

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LMQHA EVERGREEN CIRCUIT – Combined with H/J Show, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, Barb Williams 208-683-1617, sierraious@aol.com NORTH THOMPSON FALL FAIR & RODEO, Barriere, www.fallfair-rodeo.com or 250-672-5672 GLENN STEWART Natural Horsemanship Stage 1 Clinic, Smithers Fall Fair Grounds, www.thehorseranch.com, Anika 250-846-5494, gattiker@telus.net or Shirley 250-845 7849 CWHBA STALLION INSPECTION, in B.C. www.canadianwarmbloods.com EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Williams Lake, BC, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 CWHBA STALLION INSPECTION, in Alberta. www.canadianwarmbloods.com MARION WEISSKOPFF NH, Port McNeill, Liz 250-956-8223, gachters@cablerocket.com SPRUCE MEADOWS Battle of the Breeds, Showcase and Equi Fair. www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 4-H HORSE SHOW, Salmon Arm Fall Fair, www.salmonarmfair.org, Trina Forslund 250-803-0593 MARION WEISSKOPFF NH, Black Creek-Campbell River, Lindy 250-337-8747, berkowitz@telus.net ERABC WESTBANK ROCKER, Westbank, Anne MacKay 250-764-6396, annehorseheaven@yahoo.com ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS Grounds, Nicola Gildemeister, mpowered2prosper@hotmail.com BC HERITAGE CIRCUIT Open Horse Show, Salmon Arm, Trina Forslund 250-803-0593 www.salmonarmfair.com SUMMERLAND Rodeo Grounds Fall Horse Show. English/Western. BC Heritage. www.summerlandrodeogrounds.com TTEAM Connect w/Mandy Pretty, Vernon BC 1-800-255-2336, www.icefarm.com TRAINING FOR COURAGE w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna, 250-765-7853, www.trainingforcourage.com YVONNE LABOUNTY Horsemanship & Training Clinic, Round Pen, Trail, Janine 250-367-2157 FALL FAIR HORSE SHOW, 100 Mile & District Outriders Grounds, Wendy 250-456-7344, info@lovablebassets.com, or www.100mileoutriders.com

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PTRC Playday, Kamloops, www.pinetreeridingclub.com or Alison Miller 250-573-5468 BUCKLE SERIES TEAM ROPING, Longhorn Acres, Armstrong, Doug Henry, dallyup2@telus.net, 250-546-6494 PRODUCTION SALE, Alder Valley Ranch & Consignors, Alder Flats, AB, www.aldervalleyranch.com, 780-388-2406 DELTA RIDING CLUB English Western, Cathy 604.328.3814, www.deltaridingclub.com POKER RIDE Campbell Valley Park, Linda Damm ldamm@telus.net 604-865-6558 EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC Course, Williams Lake, BC, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 MARION WEISSKOPFF NH, Cobble Hill, John & Nancy 250-743-1268; nancylane@shaw.ca MARION WEISSKOPFF NH, Victoria-Metchosin, Kristina 250-478-2051; kristinamillar@hotmail.com EQUINE HERBALISM CHART CLINIC, Alder Flats, AB, horses@laodas-way.com or 780-621-0765 EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Rocky Mt. House, AB, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 MARION WEISSKOPFF NH, Abbotsford, Rose 604-854-1245; milkmaid@shaw.ca SCQHA FALL CIRCUIT, Armstrong Agriplex, Armstrong, Cheri Smeeton 250-573-2541, csmeeton@shaw.ca ROCK CREEK & BOUNDARY FALL FAIR, Rock Creek, www.rockcreekfallfair.ca PLAYDAY, Git ‘Er Done! Gymkhana Club, Pritchard, www.redneckapalooza.com GAMES DAY, LRS Grounds, Ngaire Niven 778-277-0015, ngaire.niven@gmail.com DELTA RIDING CLUB Percentage Day, Cathy 604.328.3814, www.deltaridingclub.com EQUINE MASSAGE Certification Course, Saskatoon, SK, www.equinerehab.ca, 1-888-378-4632 Dates continued at www.saddleup.ca

June Tryon Osborn June 5, 1912 – April 26, 2010 Born in England and raised in French Creek on Vancouver Island, this grand lady loved life and gave it her all. An accomplished horsewoman, June rode her first pony to school, unaccompanied, at the age of nine. In 1957, June imported six Welsh mares and one yearling stallion from Britain, and thus began several decades of breeding purebred and cross-bred Welsh ponies. Her Turls Hill ponies excelled as children’s hunter, jumper and saddle ponies, in show rings across BC and Alberta. June willingly mentored many youngsters who learned to ride and compete at local horse shows. She always had an entourage of children, horses and ponies at the Okanagan Valley horse shows. June enjoyed horseback camping trips with a close group of woman friends, known as the Granny Rides. They rode at the Gang, Douglas Lake and Guichon Ranches, the Ashnola country and the Galloping Hills, to name just a few. In 1987, June and her 68 • Saddle Up • August 2010

Quarter horse mare, Bar Ann, rode with the Great Caribou Ride and received the Best Trail Horse & Rider Award. June was a life member of the Vernon District Riding Club, the Girl Guides of Canada and the Coldstream Women’s Institute. In the early 1980’s she and husband Bill began a therapeutic riding program at their home which grew to become the North Okanagan Therapeutic Riding Association. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Vernon Pony Club. In 1995, she was recognized by Horse Council BC as Horse Person of the Year. June had a ‘good eye for horse flesh’, and always had exceptionally talented and handsome horses that excelled not just in the show ring but out on the trail as well. She was adamant that a horse needed to have a ‘good, sensible mind’ as well as ability and good looks. Last year, at the age of 97, June took her last ride on her mare, Java. At the time of her death, June resided at her farm in Coldstream, BC, still owned horses and had plans to go riding this summer. (Editor’s note: So sad to hear the passing of June as we had just printed a great story on her in the March 2010 issue (pages 18-19) available on our website.)

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

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DALEDODDQUARTERHORSES.COM (Olds, AB) 403-556-2807 8/10 Best Bred and Broke Cutting Horses in Canada. Horses for Sale • Stud Service • Riding Lessons • Clinics • Training • Events • Tack Store E-mail: info@toltaway.com or call Erhard (evenings) 250-838-0234 6/11 www.toltaway.com • More Gaits - More Fun, just Tolt Away

DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Jasper/Brule, AB) 780-865-4021 www.canadianhorse.info 6/11 GREEN GABLES MORGAN FARM (Armstrong) 250-546-8058 7/11 SS: WF Royal Mist’s Kurik, Black/Brown, 15.1HH, www.greengablesmorganfarm.com

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

icelandic horse farm (Vernon) 1-800-255-2336  10/10 ttouch@shaw.ca • www.icefarm.com

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

IRISH CREEK RANCH (Vernon) 250-542-7228  3/11 SS: Little Peppe Leo, APHA B/W Homoz. Tobiano, www.irishcreekranch.com

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

K PERFORMANCE HORSES (Langley) 604-308-8669 www.kperformancehorses.com SS: AQHA Dun Factored Stallions that Cut, Rein & Work Cows. Prospects for sale. 9/10 L&L QUARTER HORSES (Vernon, BC) 250-545-9014 8/10 SS: Dunit N Red, 2006 AQHA Red Roan, llnicholls@shaw.ca

Salty Ole Jack

1996 AQHA Stallion (APHA approved) 15HH Chestnut

murray creek ranch (Langley, BC) 604-807-5519 5/11 SS: APHA & AQHA, www.murraycreekranch.com 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 Peebles mini donkey ranch (Falkland) 250-379-2373  9/10 Reg’d & Pet Quality babies for sale. www.peeblesranch.ca or papeebles@gmail.com www.radicalfrenchgold.COM 2004 AQHA Perlino Stallion, APHA listed WFQHA. $850 stud fee, Money Earner, LTD book. LCFG. 604-823-4666 2/11

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

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

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

Glen Black

SALTYOLEJACK QUARTER HORSES (Lumby) 250-547-6811 SS: Salty Ole Jack ’96 AQHA, www.freewebs.com/saltyolejack 4/11 2004 Aqha Perlino Stallion

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

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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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On The Market “PEP SAN JEWEL” AQHA #427369 8 YR OLD MARE

Shown successfully Open & Novice Horse by trainers and in Rookie Reining & Western Pleasure by owner. Knows the show routine; reliable and ready to show at any level, will take an experienced non pro to the winners circle or teach a rookie. Solid on all maneuvers, a plus stop – deep and straight every time. Very soft and sensitive, athletic with a winning conformation. Would easily go Western Pleasure and with her cow horse breeding potential for Reining Cow horse. Sweet disposition, easy to handle, maintain, pastures with others no problem. Has had one foal and solid pedigree gives her potential as a very good broodmare. But show her first! 100% sound and healthy. $15,000 obo. Dave Thompson 250-342-9881 (Windermere)


15.2HH. Very bold and independent. “Farthy” has had 1month trail riding and 1 month of arena work. Solid w/t/c. Ready to go in any direction. Would make a good jumper or western prospect. Excellent on trails alone or in a group. Good home a must. $4,000 obo. 250-367-9603 (Fruitvale) E-mail pblair1@telus.net


With pool, sauna, shop, paddocks, dog kennel. All on acreage with crown land access in Kimberley, B.C. Asking $579,000 which is $71,000 below Appraisal. More info forsalebyowner.com #22202061 Or call 250-427-7625 (Kimberley, BC)



“Evening Star” (Barn named Celeste). An amazing 10-year-old, 15.2HH TB-cross mare. This mare is the best 1.10-1.15m jumper around. She is fast, clean, simple and safe. Celeste will take you from the short stirrup right up to the 1.15 jumpers. Too many wins and championships to list. Asking $30,000. 250-474-2138 (Victoria)

5-year-old Quarter Horse Mare with 3 months professional training. Out of AQHA mare – Fields Greybar - point earner and Reserve Round Champion in Working Cow, Reining and Barrels. Sired by the famous Playboys Guard - multiple titles, earnings and World Championships in Cutting. Conformation, pedigree and athletic ability make her a great prospect for any performance competition pen. Huge stopper, powerful, beautiful and responsive. AQHA papers ready to file. Selling due to owner’s lengthy illness. Asking $2,700. E-mail twostep_01@msn.com 250-491-4264 (Kelowna)


16.3HH. Big, solid, sound and gentle, huge soft canter stride. Schooled using Jonathan Field’s method 2+ level (jonathanfield.net).. fore and hindquarter yields, simple changes, jumping grids, groundwork, liberty, tarps, toys, ropes, bridges, mountain trails, schooling shows. Too many horses to give him time and attention he deserves. $7,500 obo. Call for video or photos. 250-495-4919 or E-mail tahntowns@gmail.com (Osoyoos)

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1996 Liver Chestnut AQHA mare. Finished Reiner out of Major Bonanza Dam and sired by Juan The Sailor by Top Sail Cody – Multi-million Dollar Hall of Famer. Trained by Jeff Beckley. Reserve Canadian National Championship first time ever on Barrels. HUGE stops, fast roll backs, beautiful circles, stunning to look at. POWERFUL and quick! Pedigree/ Training make this mare perfect for amateur or non pro to hit the pen with class. Shown on Cows. Reg and NRHA License. $7,900. E-mail twostep_01@msn.com 250-491-4264 (Kelowna)



Located in Joe Rich, Kelowna. 2+ Bedrooms, 2 Baths w/jacuzzi tub, 3 stall barn w/attached storage shed, 2 paddocks, 3 pastures, 72’x 140’ riding ring, w/access to Crown Land & Mission Creek w/miles of trail riding. Priced at $385,000. Call 604-531-3227 (Kelowna)

Goes English and Western, Trail ridden and used as broodmare. Sound, no vices. Sadly must sell due to illness. $3,000 obo. Call Linda 250-542-9953 (Vernon)

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Broke, pretty, athletic, easy keeper, no vices. Good in arena or trails. Goes English or Western, shown. Great ranch horse. Selling due to illness. $3,000. Call Linda 250-542-9953 (Vernon)

Excellent conformation, basic handling, trailer loading, UTD worming, vaccines, feet and wolf teeth done. Has been saddled and lunges. Needs a lot of desensitizing training with an experienced adult only. Is 14HH but very stout build. Would suit a small to medium sized adult. Approved home only. $1,200. Please call 250-546-4180 for more info. (Armstrong)



Stands at 15.2HH. Would be a great jumping prospect. Has free jumped 3’3-3’6 and is very scopey. Has lots of potential to be a great horse. Very gentle and calm. Good with clipping, bathing, worming and stands good for the farrier. Needs intermediate rider. Asking $2700. Contact Joanna 250-546-8059 or cell after 3 p.m. 250-540-3112 (Armstrong)


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 www.gnrmorgans.com for more info. (Chase) 8/10

Quiet, sensible, easy to work around. Sweet disposition, no vices. Smooth gaits, great potential. Professionally started and ridden around the ranch and trails. Asking $6,000 obo. Video available. 604-462-9179 (Maple Ridge) E-mail holland2@telus.net


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 www.gnrmorgans.com for more info. (Chase) 8/10


2 yr old dark Buckskin Gelding by Hickory Smoked Chex out of Sheza Ollie. Nominated to the Canadian Supreme and Reining Alberta. Basic handling, trailer loading and round pen work done. UTD worming, vaccines, feet and wolf teeth. Good conformation, beautiful baby doll head and striking colour. Approved home only. $3,800. Please call 250-546-4180 for more info. (Armstrong)


2002 ApHCC Mare Reg #N42759 (F1). Beautiful and smart. Born and raised at home, imprinted, solid ground work. Trustworthy, confident, sweet natured, with endless potential. A quick and willing learner. Gentle enough for a confident novice rider with an experienced riding coach, or a seasoned horseperson who wants to excel in Western or English disciplines. Sire: Mystic Straw #30422 ApHCC. Dam: Sunalee #R24210 ApHCC; and bloodlines also include Double A Fortune #9972 ApHCC and King Bar Joe #918518 AQHA and many more amazing horses. “Baby” looks forward to a career with a loving, responsible home. Don’t miss out on this one! $2,500 obo. 250-546-9635 (Armstrong)


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 www.gnrmorgans.com for more info. (Chase) 8/10

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On The Market SUE SAN DUAL 2001 beautiful Buckskin AQHA Mare.

FANTASMA “VIENTA” 9-year-old 1/2 Reg’d Andalusian Gelding, 15.3HH.

Sire: Palatin GF. Dam: Sombra Plateada by Banderin GF. Big, strong and smooth. Great trail horse; crosses rivers and creeks, muskeg, unafraid of wildlife or of being alone. $3,000. Brenda 780-693-2264 (Edson, AB)

Started by Kaylie Wilson. Dam - Sue San Kleobar. Sired by Dual Banditos Gold. Sire has Championships and money earnings in Cutting in the USA. Professionally trained in Reining and Working Cow. Shown successfully in all gymkhana events and open shows. Several wins in Youth and Non Pro including Youth High Point. Wonderful on trails. Loads well, baths, clips and has a terrific disposition. PERFECT for Youth or Non Pro. Nice conformation. Bred for cutting. $5,700. E-mail Cfisher1@telus.net 250-765-3577 (Kelowna)


8-year-old, 16HH, Bay Mare. Schooled flat/trail. Western/English, tack available. Sensible, ready to try new experiences. Heated tack room with bathroom; arenas and trails. Lessons available, but not necessary if experienced rider; own (certified) coach welcome. Between Salmon Arm and Enderby. Jenn 250-833-1930 (Enderby)


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Double bred Smart Little Lena. Non Pro to Open Level Horse; plus stops and turns. Proven show record. Consistently qualifies for Western Canada Affiliate Finals. Qualified - in top 4 - at Western Canada Affiliate Finals: Ltd Non Pro. Honest, sound, never injured. Lightly shown - only 5 shows a year. $20,000. Wendy 250-833-1993 (Salmon Arm)


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 sont@shaw.ca (Winfield) 8/10

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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 sont@shaw.ca (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 sont@shaw.ca (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 sont@shaw.ca (Winfield) 8/10

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15.1 HH. Started September 2009. Ridden 4-5 times per week for the last year. Ready to go to work. Priced to sell Call Tom 250-838-2228 (Grindrod)

Stands at 14.1HH. With her first owners she has been to cattle brandings, gymkhana, extensive trail rides, and did pony club. For the past 5 years she has done extensive trail rides, and just pleasure riding. She ties, trailers, good with her feet, and likes water. Loves to be riding. Vet checks and feet kept all up to date. Selling due to going off to college. $3,500 obo, includes Western Saddle, Blanket, Bridle. Candace 250-838-7709; Cell 250-260-0525 (Enderby) E-mail candace.brandt2010@hotmail.com


ELFONDO’S SINFULL TROPHY. JMF La Baron x Elfondo’s Satin. “Trophy” is a sensible easy going friendly colt. He should mature to 15HH. He has lots of bone and is well-muscled. He has a correct free moving stride. Trophy has a quiet laid back disposition. Excellent stallion prospect. Asking $2,500. Amber 250-843-7186 or 250-784-5196 (Arras, BC)

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Currently 14.1HH. Canadian Supreme Nominated, NRHA Licenced. Professional start with 6 months training. Good ground manners, grooms, trailers, ties, UTD shots, worming, farrier, sound, no vices. Great bloodlines! Nice lady or youth prospect. Price reduced. Must sell! Asking $3,900 – reasonable offers considered. 250-866-5749 or E-mail gpsabo@telus.net (Creston)

Book online and pay with Paypal 1/2 ANDALUSIAN, 4YO, 16HH, MARE


Registered and by the National Champion Stallion, ‘Mystique’s Manolete’. Developed in arena and trails, sound mind and body. $10,000. Photo gallery at www.cardinalranch.com Or call 250-968-4481 (Valemount)

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Aw Poco Durango




APHA/PtHA 2005 Palomino Overo Gelding. Excellent ground manners, goes on city and country trails, 4-H, English and Western. Suitable for kids and horse husbands, friendly and sensible. $2,000 obo. Call Marianne at Mistatim Ranch 604-816-5292 (Langley)

aQHa/NFQH 96% Red Dun, Herda N/N Son Of Jaz Poco Silverado, Grandson of Little Steel Dust and Goldun Poco mr matt

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aQHa Blue Roan - Te N’Te, Blue Boy Quincy, crimson War Bloodlines.

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Shop & Swap! FOR SALE INNISFAIL AUCTION MARKET. Weekly Cattle Sales. Twice a month Horse Sales. 1-800-710-3166 or www.innisfailauctionmarket.com (Innisfail, AB) 10/10 1996 15.2HH CHESTNUT MARE, 1/2 Arab (reg’d); 1/2 Warmblood (grand-sire was Big Ben’s sire). Beautiful mover, sweet disposition. Started schooling Training Level Dressage. $4,500. 250-784-5578 (Dawson Creek)

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FINE LINE ARABIANS offers beautiful, people-oriented, “old style” stock for breeding, show, pleasure riding. Visitors always welcome. Call 250-547-9367 9/10 SWEET & EASY PONY GELDING, 5 years old, Chestnut, 14HH. Reg’d Peruvian Paso. In training for trails, roads, water crossing, and arena work; and all going very well. Asking $2,200 obo. Can haul for a fee. Call Lori 250-426-8565 or e-mail ninaevin2@hotmail.com (Cranbrook) HANDCRAFTED ONE-OF-A-KIND, Limited Edition, silver, nickel, ruby cobochons Cowboy Country Television Belt Buckle. Originally sold for $583.00. Has Certificate of Authenticity. $300 obo. 780-698-3787 (Rochester, AB) CHILD’S 13” WESTERN SADDLE. Made by Riley/ McCormick in 1960. Rawhide tree. Basket weave design. Has been reconditioned and is ready for the next young cowpoke. $500.00 . 250-752-1956 (Qualicum Beach)


FREE FREE HORSE MANURE and lots of it. Great for fields and gardens. You load. North Armstrong. 250-546-9922 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 eliza11358@shaw.ca (Vernon) TO A PERFECT HOME ONLY! “Manhattan” is a very pretty guy; about 23 years young; and still able to be ridden by children. He is also ready for hours of brushing. Black/bay Standardbred (approx 15.2HH) with a long curly mane and tail. Feet and worming are all up to date. Has excellent feet and doesn’t require shoes! This horse has seriously done it all! He is a retired trotter (but does canter), been in parades, gone swimming, jumped, been ridden Western/English (Pony Club & 4-H), driven a cart, and even rode through the A&W drive through. It is hard to see him go as he has just been a real trooper. If you think you can provide him a fabulous retirement home then please call me 250-8373555 or e-mail iam_courtny@hotmail.com (Revelstoke)

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