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cannot believe summer is almost over (it barely arrived!). I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. It is saddening to hear of the floods happening in certain areas in western Canada – as if we all need this on top of Covid-19. I don’t dare ask what next? (I don’t want to hear the ‘f’ word; fire that is). Another sad note is the recent deaths of two people We were teeter-tottering! I knew from the horse world, Lynn, and Brian (see page 19). Photo by Dawn Ferster Our sincere condolences to their families. I enjoyed putting this issue together (I do every month actually) as it includes so many GOOD things I think. Enjoy! I was deeply disturbed to hear that Saddle Up is getting out to the stores and our subscribers later in the month. Normally the magazine should arrive around the 6th-10th of the month. So I emailed Canada Post expressing my disappointment and asking for, and expecting, better service. While I realize there is a pandemic going on… you’d think business mail would be faster than ‘family’ mail and (online shopping) parcels. Below is the response I received. Let’s hope things pick up (or speed up!). Hello Ms. Roman: Regretfully we are being greatly affected by the Covid 19 - Pandemic. Our mail volumes have never been greater. These have increased to record levels. It is likely due to this increase and our internal steps to mitigate the spread and keep our employees safe which has resulted in an increased delay in processing and delivery. For this we apologize and would like to let you know that we are doing everything possible to try to meet our delivery standards and your expectations. - Regards (Canada Post) Stay positive… take care everyone,

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By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz Horse: You Otta Have Me, rider Lisa Wieben. Photos by Gary Wieben

Bending on the circle

Lining up with the pole

Starting the left turn

Final approach over the pole

This is a fun exercise that we gleaned from the jumping world, but it is just as beneficial for the Western dressage riders.

he exercise develops suppleness, flexibility, balance, strength, connection, and symmetry in the horse’s body. It is simple enough for green horses and green riders, but can be made challenging enough for advanced horse/rider pairs as well. If your horse struggles with rhythm and balance, lacks suppleness and flexibility, ignores half-halts, has a tendency to rush, then this exercise is for you and your horse! All you need is four poles. Place the four poles on the ground endto-end, in a zig-zag pattern. We recommend using poles that are 10 to 12 feet long. Using shorter poles increases the difficulty of the exercise. Place the poles at minimum 30 feet from the wall or rail, especially when riding greener horses. The exercise can be ridden at a walk, jog or lope, depending on the training level of horse and rider. Start by riding your horse over the first pole, aiming for the middle of the pole. Then ride a small circle to the left, lining up with the second pole as you come out of the circle. Ride over the second pole, then proceed onto a small circle to the right, lining up to the third pole. Ride over the third pole. Perform another small circle to the left, then ride over the fourth pole. Repeat the exercise several times, then give your horse a break before reversing the pattern to go in the opposite direction. The size of the circles depends on the experience and training level of the horse and rider. Advanced horse/rider pairs may ride 10-metre circles or even smaller. Horses that are still struggling with balance may need larger circles up to 20 metres. Make your circles round and even, at a size appropriate to your horse’s training level. Start the exercise at the walk until you are comfortable with the pattern and know where to make your turns before riding the exercise at the jog and eventually at the lope. When riding the exercise at a lope, try executing the flying change of lead over the pole. If your horse isn’t ready for flying changes, ask for a simple lead change by transitioning to jog or walk. When riding the pattern at a lope, remember that at the beginning it isn’t uncommon for horses to break to the jog when they lose their balance. Just rebalance your horse and pick up the lope again. Riding over the poles will engage the horse’s abdominal muscles and lift his back (providing his head does not elevate). 6 • AUGUST 2020


Riding the circles helps develop the horse’s bend off the rider’s leg. Ask the horse to bend by applying rhythmic pressure from your inside leg at the girth while at the same time turning your body into the direction of the turn (outside hip toward the horse’s inside ear). Depending on the size of the circle the rider’s body has to turn more or less. The outside rein and upper inner thigh of the outside leg will also help with the turn. If your horse has a tendency to fall in when on a circle, think leg yield out and shift your weight slightly to the outside of the horse’s bend without leaning or collapsing in your hip. Aim to ride a few strides straight – one stride before, over, then after the pole before beginning the turn. Thinking leg yield toward the outside of the new circle will also prevent the horse from starting the turn too early. When approaching and riding over the poles, straighten your seat again and aim for the middle of each pole maintaining straightness. Maintain a consistent, steady rhythm at the gait you are riding. Be sure to keep your eyes up and look ahead! Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Equine Canada Competition Coach, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Trainer, and Essential Somatic Clinical Practitioner, and Certified in Eden Energy Medicine. Her passion is working with riders of all ages who experience pain, tightness, and loss of flexibility to improve balance and gain greater freedom of movement. She is located in Mountain View County AB. Contact to book Somatic Rider Clinics www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com. As an Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Certified trainer and coach, Birgit Stutz helps riders of all levels and backgrounds advance their horsemanship skills by developing personal and situational awareness, focusing on indepth understanding of equine behaviour, body language, psychology and biomechanics. Driven by her passion for both equine welfare and performance, Birgit believes that facilitating effective communication between horse and rider is an approach that fulfills our responsibilities to the horse and elicits great results. www.fallingstarranch.ca.

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Monashee Equine College Update By Nancy Roman


he last public meeting I attended was in October 2019, and I printed a report in the November issue of Saddle Up. Now a 2020 update… an ‘open house’ meeting (due to the COVID-19 50 person limit and distancing requirements) was held all day at the Hullcar Hall, north of Armstrong BC, on June 29 inviting all interested parties, to answer any questions, etc. There would also be a ground breaking, flag raising, ceremony to begin construction on the school. Malcolm Lynn (President of the Monashee Valley Agri Park Society) tells us, “Gerald William of Enderby BC has agreed to a 98 year lease on 21 acres in the Hullcar area for the horse school.” I asked about the previous site location chosen (off Otter Lake X Road behind the Tolko plant in Armstrong) which was announced at

the October meeting, and Mr. Lynn said, “We do have 20 acres leased on the Harris Indian Reserve (Otter Lake X Road area) and as soon as we have a signed lease for another 30 acres then we will start our business plan for Parker Meadows Racetrack, primarily for BC Quarter Horse racing.” This would be separate from, but complement, the Equine College, and a second location for the Society’s endeavours. A Business Plan has been provided for the Equine College, and funding of $6+ million is required. The Society is confident the funds will come from the federal ($5 million) and provincial ($1 million) governments. “Let the construction begin!” – says Lynn. (Editor’s note: Mr. Lynn can be reached at 250-938-8997 or monasheevalleyequine@gmail.com)

Cowboy Poetry Go See Your horse By Will Sturgeon Well I just got back from seeing my Life-saving Shrink. She’s a 15.2 Dun with a Peppy San link. Eleven hundred pounds ridin’ little girl feet… But a heart full of try that don’t wilt in the heat. It don’t matter the trials or the strife… Or the weight of the stress in my life… That mare soothes my Soul. She’s my salvation’s source… Go see your horse. When your world is growin’ heavy, and things keep gettin’ worse… When you’re tired of the struggle, and you feel you’ve been cursed… When every road is uphill, and your stamina is drained… And the Future’s lookin’ empty, and no options remain… When you’re thinkin’ of quittin’, or worse… And can barely stand stayin’ the course… There’s a sure-fire fix that’ll cure your remorse… Go see your horse. Chorus Go see your horse. Set your ass in his stall. 8 • AUGUST 2020


Trust your horse. Watch the flies on the wall. Brush his coat; pick his feet; scratch his withers; rub his cheek. Let your Spirit align with his force. Trust in the heart of your horse. Go see your horse. When you can only see Darkness where the World says there’s light… When your days churn with turmoil, and every breath’s a fight… When your every thought snags upon ‘what’s the point of it all?’ And you’re startin’ to think about heeding the call… If your house ain’t a home for your heart; and you don’t have a clue where to start… Get outta that house. Take your Heart to the Source… Go see your horse. Chorus Go see your horse. Set your ass in his stall. Trust your horse. Watch the flies on the wall. Brush his coat; pick his feet; scratch his withers; rub his cheek. Let your Spirit align with his force. Trust in the heart of your horse. Go see your horse.

BC Runs on Horse Power! Courtesy of Horse Council BC

Horses generate an estimated $784 million dollars in economic activity in British Columbia, and that translates to over $63 million in tax revenue to the province. The 2019 Economic Impact Study conducted by Horse Council BC (HCBC) with funding through Canadian Agricultural Partnership, indicates more than 80% of horse owners say they will be either maintaining or increasing their involvement in the industry in the next five years.


he 2019 HCBC Equine Industry Economic Impact Study is the fifth of its kind. HCBC, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, undertakes a detailed survey to estimate the size of the BC equine industry and measure its economic contribution to the provincial economy. With previous studies conducted in 1998 and 2009, 2019 was earmarked as the next obvious interval to update the industry’s data and economic impact information. Collectively, the five reports document the economic activities and contribution of the BC horse industry over the last 30 years. The survey data collected and compiled by Ferrence and Company shows that although the number of horses has declined, the equine industry is alive and well. BC is home to approximately 60,000 horses on over 201,000 acres with more than 20,000 households involved in the industry. Horse properties report an estimated total value of $1.67 billion for buildings and equipment used to keep horses in 2019. The recreation sector accounts for the largest share of this value. The analysis divided the industry into five sectors: racing, sport, ranch/work, guide and recreation, with the recreation sector being almost as large as the other sectors combined in terms of economic impact as well as number of horses. Horse sports include racing, jumping, 3-day eventing, dressage, and polo, as well as rodeo, cutting, roping, reining, cattle penning, competitive driving, and endurance riding. Work roles include selective forestry, ranch work and guidepacking. There are an estimated 5,620 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs supported by the BC equine industry in 2019. Nearly 40% of these jobs are categorized as maintenance of horses, which relates to households hiring outside labour to look after their horses. The other

large employment category relates to training horses and riders, which accounts for a third of all FTE jobs supported by the BC equine industry. The 2019 survey results represent the highest figures for pleasure riding since reporting began. The impact of horse use on tourism is also significant. In addition to those who visit guest ranches to ride for recreation, and clients using guide outfitters for hunting pack trips, the race and sport participants who travel to competitions and recreational riders who explore the province on horseback have spent almost $18 million dollars a year on travel. This doesn’t include the spectators who travel to watch races, horse shows or competitions, and rodeos. The survey was undertaken with the funding support of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and the province of BC. Funding has been provided for this project by the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a federal-provincial-territorial investment that includes $2 billion in cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories and $1 billion for federal programs and services through May 2023. Horse Council BC is a non-profit member service organization representing over 23,000 horse owners and breeders, equine industry businesses and professionals, and both competitive and recreational equestrians. For more information on the survey results, contact Kelly Coughlin at Horse Council BC at 1-800-345-8055 or email industry@ hcbc.ca.



Slow Things Down to By Glenn Stewart

Slow things down to speed things up. I recently took a harmonica course online and it was super helpful but I need to do it again. It takes a lot of repetition to get things to stick and I for sure did not master all the techniques. One of the things the instructor kept saying was to continuously slow everything down.

Speed Things Up!


low it down and get all the little details correct. Whenever I did what I was told it went smooth and faster than I thought it would. The human in us wants to be very direct line in our approach and go for the gold immediately somehow thinking we can avoid the digging. If there is gold on the surface there will be a lot more to be had if we will put in the effort. Gold is heavy, picking the pieces of the surface has immediate, shortterm rewards, but you will find much more rewards on the end of a shovel with sweat running off your nose digging for the mother lode. Limited gold lays on the surface; most of it requires a lot of digging. If we only take the easy stuff on the surface we miss most of what is available. There were 99 harmonica lessons; he suggested that a couple lessons a week or 1 a day would get great results. So, I thought I would do at least 3 a day or more because I might miss practice on some days. How many lessons I did a day wasn’t as important as how well I did each lesson. He would play or show me the whole lesson then go back and break

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the lesson down into step-by-step pieces to get to the end result. From years of teaching horsemanship to students, I know better than to go for the gold right off, but would have to try once in a while, struggle a bunch, mess it up, then start at the beginning and do what I was told. Which always produced results quicker, easier, more quality and opened the door for much more potential growth. If our foundation is poor we won’t be able to build much of a building. If I see someone doing something that I want to learn, and they are getting the results I want to get, I’ve found the best way to get there fast is to do exactly what they show me. If I try to skip a few pieces or go straight to the end result I might get something similar but not with the same quality, and I very likely have missed learning the exact skills I needed to learn that I could use in many other areas. Whenever we change, leave out, or avoid the things that are difficult, our results will not be the same as the person we are learning from. To get a quality end result that does not have a ceiling on it, I have found that I need to follow exactly stepby-step, piece-by-piece the exercise I’ve been given. Loading a horse in the trailer for example. Two people load their horses. Both horses are in the trailer. One horse is physically in the trailer, the other horse is mentally, emotionally and physically in the trailer. A huge difference in the approach, the technique and the way of thinking that would have been used. The human that put the horse physically in the trailer only, has created many other problems for themselves and the horse in the future. Both horses are in the trailer but one horse will have issues the other does not. That is just one example of many things we do with horses and one method has a very limited room for growth. What our horses think about us is very different in each scenario. The students that learn the fastest are

the ones that follow the technique or exercise the closest. Practice the details, the step-by-steps and therefore get the best results with the least hassle. We can all too easily put the cart ahead of the horse. Put value on things that aren’t near as valuable as we think. Softness before, during and after any maneuver is more important by far than the maneuver itself. Backing a horse up with his nose sticking out, pushing on the reins, is far less important than having them soft and giving to the rein. I’ll worry about the feet moving when I get some softness. Moving a braced-up horse all around has a very limited potential. We can see a horse back up but that’s all we see and that becomes the goal. We make backing the most important when softness actually is far more important. We don’t always know what is the most important, but that is where a good instructor can help you, to point you in the direction of what important really is. Then it is up to us not to ignore the advice and get direct line in our approach going for what we think is all the gold when most of it does not lie on the surface. Accidently putting the cart ahead of the horse, physically loading a horse, versus mentally, emotionally and physically loading a horse, is like picking up fool’s gold instead of the real stuff. If you have found someone you want to learn something from follow their example. Slow it down, practice the details and skills needed, use the exact techniques they are sharing with you, don’t skip or change some things. Don’t get direct line in your thinking or approach. Make sure you understand what really is important. Happy learning, Glenn

Glenn has a complete horsemanship program and offers year round educational opportunities at his facility near Fort St. John BC. He is available to travel for clinics, demonstrations, events and corporate leadership. He also offers on-line learning and has a complete Horsemanship DVD Educational Series on his stages program, a great way to learn his horsemanship program from home. For more information on Glenn and The Horse Ranch visit www.thehorseranch.com. (See his listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS) AUGUST AUGUST 2020 2020


Drivers Flock to Pritchard Once Again By Ellen Hockley | Photos by Rachael Sdoutz


he Ranch in Pritchard BC was once again the host to a Driving Clinic and Driving Trials held June 25-28. Larry Brinker from Langley BC returned to The Ranch (was just there in May) to offer more lessons for two days and everyone had the opportunity to drive the course and practice. Saturday was a challenge with rain storms blowing in, but everyone took the challenge and powered on. Our hearty (and not so hearty) volunteers hung in for us and did a tremendous job. Thank you! Sunday was a much better day… still cool… but no rain. From entries of 28 drivers, we had 10 that were new to combined driving. I think they are all going to continue with our sport. The next driving event will be in 70 Mile House on August 15-16. For more info contact Marion Roman at chefor@telus.net.

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A Power-Packed Weekend held in Keremeos BC Submitted by Sue Gereau


n June 26-28 participants gathered in Keremeos for 3 days of learning at Rudi and Doreen Dyck’s facility. Thank you to Darla Flack for being the event coordinator and host. We would like to acknowledge the following people and their contributions to the clinic. Sandy Dimond

Sandy Dimond - who is a renowned trainer in a wide variety of equine disciplines including her training with Gaited horses, Hunter/ Jumper, Dressage, Cross-country, 3-day Eventing, Barrel Racing and is well-versed in the art of Equine Body Work. Sandy is the former owner of Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre. Her training and knowledge comes from great trainers including Ray Hunt, Pat Parelli, George Morris, Charles Dekunffy, Cptn. John de Kenneries and Linda Tellington- Jones for a host of human modalities. Sandy has her BHS Level 1 Instructors Certification and her Canadian Equestrian Training Level 2 Certification. She currently lives in Langley BC. Connect with Sandy on her Facebook page “Journey in the words of an Old Horse Woman.” John Stelfox - gathers his knowledge and skills as a British Horse Society International Coach. John is continuing his training for his next level certification. He has previously lived in the southern interior of BC and now resides on the lower mainland. Rachel discussing proper hoof care and structure

Rachel Gedaliya - has recently moved to Summerland from Vancouver Island. She has been practicing Equine Body Work since 2009 and Natural Performance Hoof Care since 2013. Rachel’s initial training in trimming came from success with horses in Alberta. She is passionate about keeping her practice upto-date, and following David Landerville and other leaders in the field. She is taking new clients at this time. Sandi Billingham-Peters - was also in attendance. Her trimming career started in 2007. She is a local Barefoot Trimmer who lives in the Summerland area. Sandi’s training comes from hands-on training with Keith Seeley Professional Farrier Services from Atlanta, GA. Other experts who have developed Sandi’s trimming skills include Pete Ramey, Jackson, Henderson, Teskey, among others. Renee Harrison – of Princeton BC, was another contributor to this great informative weekend. Renee is a Subtle Energy Specialist, a Body Talk Access Technician and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who thrives on learning new methods of how we can heal ourselves, in body, mind and spirit, to be the whole and happy people and animals we were meant to be... because suffering is optional. Her training includes Reiki, Animal Communication, Emotion Code, and Sound Essence (instructor level). Find her at Shift Happens Health Coaching on Facebook.

of Equine Therapy in Vernon BC in 2008 under the tutelage of Dave Collins and other guest instructors.

Sandy Dimond with Spirit Back by popular demand, an encore event, to be held later in July 20 – 26, 2020. An incredible experience was had by attendees, humans and animals alike.

Body Work clinic

Another one of the presenters for the clinic was Sue Gereau, owner of Sue’s Animal Therapy (on Facebook), also from Princeton BC. Her business includes massage, saddle and tack fitting, non-invasive chiropractics, use of/and blending of essentials as healing agents for a wide variety of ailments, both physical and mental. She also does a lot of work with herbs and herbal blends. Sue also has a lot of experience working with other livestock. She graduated from the BC College Saddle fit



2020 CanTRA Awards


he beauty of a community, working together, is an extraordinary thing. The CanTRA Awards tap into our most valuable assets and showcase the key people and horses without whom our programs would fail to exist. Congratulations to this year’s winners! Andrea Gillies Award for Outstanding Instructor - Kerry Houlding, TEAD, ON Photo Courtesy TEAD “Kerry is a pretty special lady. To know her is to love and admire her!”- Hilary Webb-CanTRA Coach & Examiner. In 2001, Kerry Houlding started at The Equestrian Association for the Disabled (TEAD) as a volunteer. With a Masters in Behavioural Science and her work in intensive behavioural intervention helping children with Autism, she was an asset to the program. After completing more than 100 volunteer hours, it was inevitable for her to step into the study and process to achieve her

CanTRA instructor certification. In 2019, Kerry decided to continue building upon her skill set and experience. Contacting the CanTRA Equine-Facilitated Wellness (EFW) Committee, she set about acquiring all of the qualifications needed to become a certified EFW Mental Health Professional. While working towards her qualification, she designed, marketed and implemented the ‘Equine-Assisted Social and Relational Skills Building Unmounted Program’ at TEAD. Programs such as this are paramount in alternative therapies, meeting a variety of special needs. “An open mind and fluidity are other beautiful qualities that Kerry demonstrates, and it sets her apart from other instructors. She finds that certain connection point, and she compassionately understands that abilities are not a static thing. She realizes that what people can tolerate, fluctuates from day to day and one lesson to the next. Kerry has this unique ability to ensure as much benefit and joy is gained from each experience as possible.” - Amelia Kowalyshyn, Mom to 3 riders. Marion Chartley Award for Outstanding Administrator - Roberta Landry, Cavalier Therapeutic Riding Club, NB Photo Courtesy Cavalier Riding Club "This lady goes above and beyond for the club every single day; you could say she’s 'the backbone'… truly." - Debbie Wilson, Instructor In 1998 Roberta Landry, and her husband Jim, bought a farm in Riverview, NB, that housed the Cavalier Riding Club. They both wanted to see the program continue, and Roberta immediately became immersed in the club. Attending lessons each night, first as a representative of the farm, she quickly joined in as a horse handler and side walker, whatever was needed. She always made sure that the ring was clean and ready for the club, helping out around the barn with grooming, tacking, and organizing volunteers. As time passed, Roberta became a member of the Board of Directors, instrumental with fundraising and administration. To this day, she takes on the vital task of coordinating the rider schedules, which is not an easy job. With many phone calls and a lot of discussions, she sets each rider in the right lesson that works with everyone's schedule. Over the past few years, Roberta held the position of Vice President and stepped into the President's seat when it became necessary. In that role Roberta managed and oversaw the relocation of the club to another property,

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their current home, in Irishtown, NB. "With her years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of the program, Roberta has proved to be a huge asset to the club. Without her, I don't think the club would still be going." - Patricia Carter, Treasurer and Lesson Volunteer at Cavalier Rhonda Davies Award for Outstanding Volunteer(s) - Wayne & Brenda Singbeil, VTEA, BC Photo Courtesy VTEA “They are our ‘Dynamic Duo’, and to nominate one without the other, would be like trying to separate the yin from the yang – it is simply not possible.” - Lynn Moseley, Director, VTEA Eleven years ago, the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association (VTEA) relocated to its current location across the street from the Singbeils. What started as a simple act of kindness, helping a neighbour during a snowstorm, blossomed into one of the most dedicated relationships in VTEA’s history. As Board Secretary, Brenda is very involved behind the scenes at VTEA. She works diligently on policy and procedure protocols, keeps track of volunteers’ hours, and is a key organizer with fundraisers and events. Wayne wears many hats around VTEA. Ever the handyman, from building paddocks, to installing sprinkler systems, and harrowing the arena, he also volunteers his time leading and side walking in therapeutic lessons. And then he sits down on the Board of Directors. Brenda and Wayne’s investment in VTEA has even rubbed off on their grandchildren, who are now helping out around the property! “I hope that they continue to enjoy all that they do, as that is what keeps them coming back every day, and their spirit is infectious – something that every nonprofit organization needs.” - Jackie van Dassen, CPA, CA Interim President CanTRA Outstanding Therapy Horse - Rusty’s Moon (aka Rosie) Photo Credit Lindy Mayer "The sweetest mare you will ever meet. Rosie has the kindest temperament and the heart of an angel. Always ready to work, always ready to please. She loves her job, and it shows." - Lynn Moseley, Director, Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association (VTEA) This striking Red Roan 'Splash' Overo Paint mare, Rusty's Moon (aka Rosie), has "been there done that." Rosie had worked as a lesson horse throughout her career and landed at VTEA when her current owner began volunteering with them over five years ago. When used for Hippotherapy, Rosie is relied upon to provide steady and robust movement. Her personality shines when she is working with some of VTEA's more timid riders. Rosie touched the heart and soul of one rider in particular; that of Fran McGuckin. Rosie and Fran became partners in VTEA's Senior's Hippotherapy pilot project. At age 69, with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and as a brain injury survivor, Fran suffers many residual effects, including anxiety and depression. The confidence, joy, and peace of mind restored in Fran through her interactions with Rosie became the impetus to write again. Their story is now part of the popular collected series Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Live Happy. "While the job of a therapy horse is not an easy one, Rosie does it with such grace and willingness; she is one of the cornerstones of Valley." - Kristin Griffin, Director, VTEA

BC Mountain Trail Update By Colleen Meyer


ircle Creek Equestrian hosted the first BC Mountain Trail Challenge for 2020 on May 23-24 at the Sagewood Mountain Trail Park in Kamloops BC. While there was a lot of discussion prior to the final decision to go ahead, due to COVID19 restrictions, we were able to host a successful, pared down Challenge, with all of the necessary protocol to keep everyone safe. The smaller competition led to a laid back and relaxing weekend. All of the participants were thrilled to finally get out with their horses. The courses were fun and technical and everyone was up for the challenge. The new “waterwheel” had some of the horses taking a second look. Our judges, Cat Armitage and Susan Mathews provided quality judging, as usual. Thanks so much ladies! The next Challenge was held June 20-21 at the Hanging H Arena in Chilliwack. Debbie Hughes’ course was beautiful, as always, with lots of small changes just to make it interesting. Our Mountain Trail competitors are all getting soooo good; the courses are getting more

technical and more challenging at each competition. The newest water obstacles and beams took the level of difficulty up another notch. All the horses were quite interested in the “Yak,” some wanting to “meet” him, others just wanting to get out of there! Veteran judge, Nancy Pellikaan and new judge, Jodi Moore, scored everyone as they went through the paces. The next Challenge was held July 18-19 at Shumway Lake Equestrian Centre outside of Kamloops. Donna Barker’s beautiful setting on the lake, provides a great opportunity for wonderful photos and swimming, mostly with your horse!! A month later we will be back at Hanging H Arena in Chilliwack on August 15-16 and the Finals will be held September 12-13 at Circle Creek in Kamloops. If you would like more information please contact Debbie hughesqh@telus.net or Colleen circlecreek@telus.net. Come join us!



NEW MOVIE - RIDE LIKE A GIRL Actor Rachel Griffiths makes her directing debut with the true story of a female jockey in Australia. In a family with 10 children, all raised around horse racing, isn't one almost mathematically guaranteed to grow up to be a champion?


sense of inevitability hovers over Ride Like a Girl, despite the film hinging on an underdog theme: It's about one of the family's daughters, after all, and girls don't win the Melbourne Cup. Making her debut as director with a true story from her native Australia, actor Rachel Griffiths gives the pic a workmanlike, generic feel that would play well on family-centric cable channels. Horse lovers will be the moviegoers most vulnerable to its modest charms. Teresa Palmer's Michelle Payne is the youngest of 10 siblings being raised by the single-minded horse trainer Paddy Payne (Sam Neill, well suited to the no-nonsense part). Her mother died when she was six months old, and Paddy used racing as the family's organizing principle: A giant chalkboard hangs in their house, tracking the status of various horses, and Dad keeps one earphone in during family meals, listening to the results of races he can't attend. Though seven of her siblings have been jockeys before her, Paddy is protective of Michelle, keeping his "Little Girl" in a long apprenticeship she feels will never end. When her first series of minor races all lead to disappointment, Paddy suggests it might be time to send the child back to school: Immediately, the film's soundtrack offers an anthemic song called "Fight Like a Girl," and Michelle wins a race; but she's barely off the track before she learns an older sister has been thrown from her own horse and killed, leading Paddy to grow far more protective of his youngest child. This pattern of obstacle and achievement grows monotonous before long, after Michelle ignores her father's concerns and ventures off to start her own career as a jockey. (The two remain estranged for much of the film, though Dad's grudge is obviously just waiting for the right moment to melt away.) Out in the world, she endures a token incident of sexual harassment before getting her big shot at riding a serious horse. She has to lose 3 kilograms (a little more than six and a half pounds) to meet the race's weight qualification, though, and the film's oddest moment is the nearly sensualized sequence observing her sweat-it-off strategies. Meanwhile, Michelle's brother is starting his own unlikely career: Stevie, a young man with Down syndrome, meets a horse owner who appreciates his ability to soothe skittish animals. He and Michelle start to dream about a future in which they can run their own horse farm. (Stevie Payne plays himself here, and the casting feels natural.) Michelle's career is a series of injuries and returns to the track,

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interrupted by doctors saying easily ignored things like, "But another injury to the head could be fatal." Who cares about dying when you finally find the horse you can bond with? Horse lovers' hearts will warm a bit when she encounters a gelding as banged-up as she is: Prince of Penzance. When the two finally make it to the famed Melbourne Cup race, bookies put Michelle's odds at "impossible to one." Moviegoers will know better. While we wait for cinemas to reopen, Ride Like A Girl (which has approximately a 98-minute run time and is certified as PG) will be available to watch/rent on key platforms including Sky Store, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, Rakuten, Chili, BT TV, Talk Talk and Virgin from 26 June 2020. Production Company: Magdalene Media Distributor: Saban Films Cast: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Stevie Payne, Genevieve Morris, Magda Szubanski Director: Rachel Griffiths Screenwriters: Andrew Knight, Elise McCredie Producers: Rachel Griffiths, Susie Montague, Richard Keddie Director of photography: Martin McGrath Production designer: Carrie Kennedy Costume designer: Cappi Ireland Editors: Maria Papoutsis, Jill Bilcock Composer: David Hirschfelder Casting director: Nikki Barrett Rated PG, 98 minutes

Race Meet for Hastings Racecourse Confirmed


ancouver’s Hastings Racecourse (“Hastings”) is pleased to announce an abbreviated racing schedule for 2020 consisting of 25 race days, beginning Monday, July 6. The race meet will be conducted with all areas of the facility closed to the public, and all racing participants will be adhering to strict health and safety protocol, as part of the ongoing effort to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hastings’ live races will be available for viewing and wagering through the industry’s simulcast network as well as at HPIbet.com. “Recognizing the hundreds of horse owners, trainers, grooms, jockeys and other support personnel who depend on racing for their livelihood, this abbreviated meet is critical to the ongoing sustainability of the industry,” stated David Milburn, President of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association of BC, the organization that represents thoroughbred racing participants in the province. The 2020 live racing season at Hastings was scheduled to begin on April 26 and run through October 18 with 51 race days in total but was suspended due to COVID-19. The schedule includes Monday and Tuesday afternoons in July, August and September with start times at 1:15 p.m., as well as one Wednesday afternoon in August and another in September. The lone Saturday date at Hastings will be September 5 which is also the date of the 146th running of this year’s Kentucky Derby. “The BC racing industry, like so many other sectors, has been extremely challenged by the impact from COVID-19. Although we will greatly miss our on-track guests, we want to thank everyone that has worked so hard to prepare for the upcoming race meet,” stated Michael Zerebeski, General Manager, Hastings Racecourse.

Live Horse Racing Resumes in Alberta


n behalf of the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry, Horse Racing Alberta is pleased to announce the return of live horse racing in Alberta. Horse Racing Alberta in conjunction with all industry stakeholders and the Government of Alberta are pleased to see live Standardbred racing return in Alberta starting Sunday June 14th at Track On 2 in Lacombe. Live Thoroughbred racing will load the gate June 21st in Edmonton at Century Mile and live Standardbred racing will resume June 22nd at Century Downs in Calgary. Numerous safety precautions will be put in place to protect all industry participants following the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by Alberta Health and the Canadian Pari Mutuel Agency (CPMA). Racing will take place with strict physical distancing measures in place. Fans can wager live in person or in the comfort of their own homes on HPIbet.com. Gill Hermanns, Chair of Horse Racing Alberta emphasized, “We are thrilled to announce the re-opening of live horse racing across Alberta with strict protective safeguards in place to protect the well-being of everyone. The industry employs over 4,800 Albertans and contributes $312 million annually to the province in economic impact.” HRA would like to thank all industry stakeholders for their co-operation, patience and understanding during this challenging time. The Horse Racing and Breeding Industry would also like to thank the Government of Alberta for their concern and guidance during the pandemic. A complete list of live race dates can be found on the Horse Racing Alberta website in the calendar.



It was surreal in every sense. Thoroughbred racing opened Sunday night June 21st at Century Mile without any fans. Yet they still bet $572,000 which is the highest handle ever for an eight-race card and the second-highest handle ever at the Edmonton-area track.

Handle Record for Opening Night at Century Mile | Curtis Stock for Horse Racing Alberta


ast year we had 4,000 people at the track for our opening card and they bet $172,000 on nine races,” said Paul Ryneveld, managing director of Edmonton’s Century Mile Racetrack and Casino and Calgary’s Century Downs Racetrack and Casino. “This year we had none because of Covid-19 restrictions and we still had a pretty good day. I had hoped for a $1-million day and realistically thought we would bet $650,000 but all things considered it was a good start to the meet.” What was most interesting - and most promising - was that the per-race handle grew significantly as the day went along. “We started out slow. They bet $25,000 on our first race and we were all thinking ‘Oh, no.’ But then we averaged $125,000 on the last three races. On the seventh race alone they bet $160,000.” There are several reasons why the handle grew as the card went along. First and foremost was that the first three races had seven-horse fields. The seventh race had 11 starters and the eighth and final race had 9 even after three horses scratched. “With short fields there just aren’t enough combinations to play,” said Ryneveld. “Bettors won’t beaten short-field races.” That was evidenced last year. “We had some brutally, crappy cards last year,” said Ryneveld. “We averaged just 6.8 horses per race. “On our opening card this year we had 8.5 horses per race. And for our next card on Friday night (at 7:15 p.m.) we have seven races averaging 8.35 horses per race. “One of the races has eight horses, another has 9 and a third has 11. Eight is the magic number.” Another reason betting grew as Sunday’s card went along was the competition factor. “For the first couple of our races we were up against Santa Anita,” said Ryneveld of the very popular California track which bet $19,154,265 on 12 races. “When we shook loose from Santa Anita that’s when people started to bet on the card at Century Mile,” said last year’s leading trainer Tim Rycroft. “We are filling holes where there isn’t much competition,” said Verlik of the later times on Fridays and Sundays and the 2:15 p.m. post times for Calgary’s harness racing at Century Downs. “The later thoroughbred cards are there so we can also pick up some wagering from the west coast.” Santa Anita, like almost every North American racetrack, didn’t allow spectators either. Instead of people in the stands betting, betting on horse racing these days now consists of betting live streamed races online at sites like Horse Player Interactive (HPIbet.com) in Canada, on simulcast feeds like TVG, Twin Spires and Xpress Bet at other racing jurisdictions and at off-track betting sites. The races were also simulcast on the Century Mile website. “It’s a different way of doing business,” said Matt Jukich, Century Mile’s racing

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manager. “But this is a whole-new world.” Century Mile is going to look at how betting goes on Friday. “They are different days so it’s not apples to apples but we’ll see how the later post time on Friday goes,” said Ryneveld. “If Friday does show a lot and next Sunday has about the same handle we may go to 7:15 on Sundays too. But we aren’t going to make a decision off of just one day.” “Running on Friday and Sunday evenings means not putting ourselves up against the big tracks like Churchill Downs or Belmont and Gulfstream,” said Norm Castiglione, president of the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. “We’re trying to capture a time where there is the least amount of competition for the bettors.” Century Mile certainly isn’t the only track that has shown a major increase in wagering. Winnipeg’s Assiniboia Downs bet over $1 million on their first card on just six races. The next day they bet $1.6 million. Assiniboia Downs bet a total of $12,467,854 for all of last year. Toronto’s Woodbine racetrack bet $5,553,767 on their opening day card, June 6 which easily eclipsed last year’s opening day handle of $4,084,572. And, Ontario’s Fort Erie track kicked off June 2 when $2,093,000 was wagered - an increase of more than 70 per cent from last year’s curtain raiser. “You’d think the handle would be devastated with no live racing. But obviously that’s not the case,” said Kent Verlik, Chief Executive Officer for Horse Racing Alberta. “You can watch and bet on the races just about anywhere.” Jukich said signing up so you can bet at Horse Player Interactive (HPIbet. com) is “easy. You just have to be a Canadian resident of legal age.” The reason for the increases in betting on horse racing is pretty simple: “We’re the only game in town,” said trainer Rick Hedge. “Because of Covid-19 there’s no hockey, no football, no basketball, no baseball. No anything. I think a lot of people - especially younger people - are looking to gamble and horse racing is the only thing they have.” “People were starving to death to do something sports related and do a little betting,” agreed Rycroft. “I’d be willing to bet they’ll bet more this Friday than they did on Sunday. Everybody knows we’re racing now.” Ryneveld said “It’s a great time for horse racing to capitalize on the void. It’s absolutely a big opportunity to recapture the interest of people that used to follow horse racing but left 30 years ago to other forms of gambling and never came back.” Verilk said a lot of work went into getting racing back in Alberta. “The horsemen, the owners and the track operators all came together in a great way. I’m proud of the work they did. Despite everything we’ve gone through this could be a good year.”



ith heavy hearts we announce the passing of Lynn Freeland on June 13, 2020 in Enderby BC. Lynn was the eldest daughter to Anne and Frank Parker. A confident child, she showed her music, drawing and painting. Her love of animals started young and by the age of 9, horses were her passion. As an adult Lynn started her breeding program and over the years produced many quality horses, her highlight came when one of her offspring won the NSBA and placed top 3 at the world show in Texas. With her strong will, Lynn believed that no challenge was too big and for the ones she had in her life she faced them head on. Family and friends played a big part for Lynn and included whoever she could in her impromptu road trips and everyday outings as she understood how memories were made on any size scale, never a dull moment. Lynn’s presence was larger than life and she was very comfortable in who she was. She will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her. Lynn leaves behind: daughter Kirbi (Tom Swiecicki) grandson Sawyer, her mother Anne Johnson, special friend Blandine Erhardt, sisters Lori Parker, Leah Parker (Eugene Kusy) and niece Lindsay Kusy. Donations can be made to The Caravan Farm Theatre or the Canadian Cancer Society in memory of Lynn. A celebration of life will be held in September.

LY N N PA R K E R FREELAND M AY 28, 1957 – JUNE 13, 2020


rian Jensen of Trinity Valley, Lumby BC passed away suddenly on the evening of Thursday, June 11th on the property that he developed and loved over a period of 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Ursula, his son Aaren Jensen (Kelly) and granddaughter Molly of Lumby, and daughter Vanessa O’Brien (Rick) of Kamloops. He leaves behind his sisters Karen (Dave) Kovak of Saskatchewan, and Bonnie (Kim) Jensen of Alberta as well as a large extended family throughout BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Brian was born in Camrose AB, the only son of the late Harold and Carol Jensen, a farming family from the Ferintosh region. He attended Camrose Lutheran College before moving to work at Alberta Hospital Ponoka. While in Ponoka he met his future wife Ursula Graumann, a recent immigrant from Essen Germany. Brian became interested in a mental health career and became a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN). He married Ursula and moved his young family to Drumheller AB to work at a new Federal Penitentiary. As his family grew, Brian shifted from nursing into Manpower & Immigration, then recruiting helping find Engineers from England and Scotland to work in the northern Alberta oil industry. BRIAN LEE At the start of the 1980s while working in Edmonton, Brian and his family made a huge decision JENSEN to leave their corporate jobs and city lives and try their hand at homesteading in Trinity Valley, north AUGUST 12, of Lumby. They settled on an empty 20-acre parcel with a spectacular view. Brian and Ursula with 1945 – JUNE help from their children built a beautiful log home. Brian taught himself every step of construction 11, 2020 requiring little outside help. After a few years, he went back to nursing at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital in various roles related to psychiatry and mental health. He helped many people in the North Okanagan as his career transitioned from nursing into mental health therapy until his retirement. Back on the farm, with no prior horse experience, Brian and Ursula bought a couple Norwegian Fjord Horses which slowly grew to become a major part of their lives for the next 35+ years. Brian was extremely active in the breed, raising horses, importing and selling, showing, driving and competitions, training, teaching and judging. He was an internationally certified judge and evaluator traveling throughout North America and Europe working for the breed he loved. He traveled to Norway many times representing Canada and the USA as a member of the International Fjord Horse board. Most importantly he mentored and trained hundreds of other people and families to love the Fjord horse as much as he did. As hard-working and respected as Brian was in his work and personal life, he privately had his own mental health issues. As he approached his 75th birthday he found it more and more difficult to adjust to aging, declining health, and reducing his activities within the Fjord community. If you are struggling with mental health issues PLEASE reach out for help. In the North Okanagan contact the Canadian Mental Health Association, The Vernon Jubilee Hospital, or the People In Need (PIN) Crisis Line at 1-800-353-2273.



Abby and mom Dawn riding Coors

Marie’s watermelon party

Aaron W & orphan colt with surrogate mom

We thought we’d share some Happy times with our readers. Let’s see what folks are doing during their social distancing or self-isolation. Happy times are ahead.

Malibu getting a belly rub

Monashee’s Aurora Tara G and Smartie

Dawn Ferster Clinic

Pearl riding Hadrian

Diesel & Indigo On Stride Equestrian summer camp Eryn M

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Our “monthly theme” contest continues on our Facebook page (click on Groups). Sponsored by “The Finn & Fletcher Co.” (a division of Centurion Supply).


Upload your favourite ‘themed’ photo(s) each month! Show us your dog(s) or your horse(s), or you with your dog(s), or you with your horse(s) – all depends on the ‘theme’! 9 contests in 9 months! 9 themes! (a different theme every month) 9 chances to win! 1 winner per month!

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Each month (from April to December 2020) we will monitor all ‘themed’ photos on the Facebook page, see who is ‘liking’ which photo, which photo is getting the most likes, loves, comments, etc. All photos are eligible for ‘liking’ from the 1st of the month until the 25th of each month. So you have 25 days to post your photos and get ‘liked’! Every month for 9 months! Check out on Facebook: Saddle Up magazine PHOTO CONTEST And ENTER NOW!!! You only have until AUGUST 25th to win! Then in September we start again with your new photos updated from August 26 to September 25. And so on... until December 25th! GOOD LUCK! (July’s winner will be announced July 26th on Facebook)


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Almost $2000 in prizes!!! RULES: Must be a Canadian resident (shipping only in Canada). Photo(s) cannot have won in any other contest. Open to amateurs only – no professionals. You can only win once in the 9 months of chances. Upload photos one at a time (no albums). You can enter more than one photo, but must be individual uploads. We need your full (legal) name and city/province included with each photo uploaded. *Note: If this info is not included, we will delete your photo. Winner will be notified on Facebook each month – and will be contacted for mailing information, etc. Winning photo of each month will be published in an upcoming issue of Saddle Up (printed) magazine. And the winner’s name and city/province will be printed.

CONGRATULATIONS to the JUNE winning photo with our theme: HAPPY FATHERS DAY! Sent in by Amber Bond of Keremeos BC. Her comment after we contacted her: “Thanks so much, the boys are excited! We will go with the Doggie Bag Caddie Pack; we are now up to 4 dogs, including 2 new pups!” Thank you to The Finn & Fletcher Co. AUGUST 2020




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our once-gorgeous lawn, garden, or fence-line now looks like a mini war zone, pockmarked with holes, savaged turf, and devastated vegetables. You know who’s to blame: your dog! Why does your dog keep digging up the yard? What can you do about it? Here are our top seven solutions to help stop your dog’s digging behaviour. 1. More playtime and exercise 2. More toys and chews 3. Maintain an area for acceptable digging 4. Discourage digging in unwanted areas 5. Add digging deterrents 6. Get rid of rodents 7. Help your dog cool down We’ll dig into the details below.

Digging Deterrents If your dog has developed a habit for certain areas and keeps digging in the same place, you can take steps to discourage redigging in familiar haunts. The simplest solution is to fence off those digging spots using a sturdy, flexible barrier. Many dog owners bury strong-smelling or uncomfortable-feeling deterrents in digging areas and report success. * Partially bury rocks (flat ones in particular) in noted digging spots. * Bury plastic chicken wire or netting just under the surface. (Metal may hurt a dog’s paws.) * Citrus peels, cayenne, or vinegar may wrinkle that nose. * If you have a sprinkler system, a motion sensor method can be a good deterrent. * Rose bushes and thorny shrubs may serve as border plants for areas of concern. Your Dog Won’t Stop Digging? Walk It Off…

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Some breeds may need more attention and exercise than others, but the first cause of unwanted digging is probably boredom and lack of exercise. Those furry bodies and happy-go-lucky minds crave activity! If those paws don’t get in a good run, the undisturbed earth begins to look like a way to work off that energy. Puppies are particularly prone to this type of behaviour, but as the Humane Society points out, digging is pretty common if dogs feel under-exercised. If they can’t leave the backyard horizontally, why not vertically? Take action: spend more time with your dog. Running, swimming, fetch, and other activities help work off nervous energy. Schedule more walks to get them out of the yard and exploring the world. If life simply doesn’t allow for more walks, find a dog walker. Distraction Works Dogs dig out of instinct, but also for something to do. One great alternative to digging is giving them some fun dog diversions where they can channel that energy. This may mean assembling an assortment of toys and keeping them rotated for the novelty factor. * Get some classics: tennis balls, plushies, rope toys. * Treat-dispensing dog toys make them problem solve for a reward! * Dental chews and various chew options will give them long stretches of activity that actually benefit teeth and gums. * Sandbox: Consider creating a space that’s intentionally designed for your dog to scratch that itch. A dog sandbox may be the best ticket to satiate that dirt-digging need. This can be a freestanding box or simply

Supplying Your Pets with NEW and Unique Products! https://finnandfletcher.com a designated pit area in the corner of the yard. Spend training time to make sure your dog understands to dig there, but not elsewhere. Pest Prevention Is your dog the only one making disturbances in the turf? It could be that a gopher, squirrels, rats or other prey animals are leaving trails, smells, and more to rile up your buddy and get them scratching at the fence line or tearing up the terra firma. One sign might be if they are digging near trees or plants. Take action: look for signs of invasive rodents or burrowing animals. Call an exterminator as needed or use safe and humane methods to keep wild animals out.

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Keeping Cool Your dog’s predilection for digging could be an overheating issue! During hot weather, dogs may dig to create a cool space to relax. Take action: plan your yard to ensure it includes a safe, shady space for cooling off. You can use a simple tarp stretched between trees, but if you don’t have something handy for hanging a sun shade on, try a freestanding popup option.


Skidboot turned 10 months old on July 4, and his present from me was his first ever sheep dog lesson with Jen Larrivee. It was awesome and we both had so much fun! Skid did really well for his first time out! He was very interested in the sheep, but it was mostly a game to him, no work ethic yet lol. But I am sure that will come. Looking forward to the next lesson! - B. Stutz, Dunster BC

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



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rs old. My Nan owns 5 My name is Taylor and I am 3 yea belongs to my sister Carley Icelandic horses and one of them old. and I. Her name is Sierra, 23 years - Taylor (age 3), Cedar BC

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I’m Minea and this is my 19-year-o ld horse, Lance. I like to ride with my two cousins and their horses. I am so happy because spring is here, and I get to ride more. - Minea (age 11), Fort St. John BC

It’s your turn to tell us about YOU! BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! Send in ONE photo with a caption (No more than 40 words). Include your first name, age, city/province. Photos will be printed on space availability basis. Email to nancyroman@saddleup.ca. Put in the subject line “KIDS”. 24 • AUGUST 2020


Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office BC EQUESTRIAN TRAILS FUND 2020 RESULTS


n 2020, the British Columbia Equestrian Trails Fund (BCETF) provided $36,649 to 5 clubs with a wide variety of trail projects around the province.

The clubs awarded funding in 2020, and their projects: • Back Country Horsemen of BC – Robson Valley Chapter: Belle Mtn Multi-use Trails Rehabilitation • Back Country Horsemen of BC – Yarrow Chapter: Nesakwatch Bridge Repair • Back Country Horsemen of BC – Provincial: Kane Valley Equestrian Campground • Back Country Horsemen of BC – N. Vancouver Island Chapter: Memekay Manure Containment • Back Country Horsemen of BC – Shuswap Chapter: Skimikin Trails Signage and Mapping Horse Council BC is pleased to be able to assist in trail building and improvements by providing funding and support. Good luck to all with their projects! TRAILS DATABASE GEO-REFERENCING PROJECT ONGOING “Geo-referencing: Aligning geographic data to a known coordinate system so it can be viewed, queried, and analyzed with other geographic data.” Phase 2 of the HCBC Trails Database Upgrade involves: 1) ensuring trail information provided on the database is as current as possible; and 2) geo-referencing the trails on the database. Using GPX tracks supplied by trail riders using GPS devices, we’ll be creating maps and posting them on each trail’s page, for any trail user to download free of charge, plus making them available (also free of charge) in the app of Avenza Maps, our mapping partners. Our thanks to everyone participating, and keep up the excellent work – don’t forget HCBC is loaning GPS devices. Contact recreation@ hcbc.ca to arrange for the use of a brand new Garmin GPSMAP 64st, including batteries and charger.

We are giving away HCBC 40th Anniversary Prize Packs for the best photos in the following categories: • On the Trail – Your best shots from BC trails • Pony Tails Kids Club Shutterbug - Photographers 12 and under! • Coaches Corner – Your best shots of life as a coach or coaching in action • Throwback – Shots from over the years, prizes could be awarded for the best photo for 40 years of Competition, Industry, Recreation, and Coaching • Life with Horses – Open category Winners will also be featured in the Fall/Winter edition of BC Equine Lifestyle Magazine. Contest will be judged by: Orville Smith, Liz Saunders and Karen Swantje (two past and our current HCBC President!) Contest closes September 13th 2020, all photos to be submitted to communication@hcbc.ca with HCBC Photo Release Form. Please note that HCBC supports and promotes the use of helmets while riding or driving, and your photo subjects must be wearing helmets if riding or driving. Any current member of Horse Council BC may enter. Contest is open from 12:00 am June 6, 2020 to 11:59 pm September 13, 2020. Full contest rules and details available at www.hcbc.ca. HCBC EVENT DIRECTORY We know this year hasn’t gone according to the plan. We want to give BC clubs the opportunity to raise awareness about your educational events or schooling days on the HCBC Event Directory. Email communication@hcbc.ca for more information. PONY TAILS KIDS CLUB Join Alice the Pony and her friends in the Pony Tails Kids Club! It is FREE and open to all kids! Join Pony Tails today! Alice the Pony will send you lots of horsey fun and help you learn about the awesome world of horses and ponies! Alice the Pony  has all sorts of fun information, games and contests for you to take part in. You do not have to be a Horse Council BC Member to join the Pony Tails Club, but we would love to have you join us one day. More information at www.hcbc.ca

HCBC IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AND WE WANT TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS! We know you’ve got beautiful, funny, touching images of your time with your horses and we want to celebrate that! With 2020 not going according to anyone’s plan, we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our members. Horse Council BC • How to Reach Us Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Address: 27336 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5 604-856-4304 or Toll Free 1-800-345-8055 • Fax: 604-856-4302 • www.hcbc.ca



Equestrian Canada Equestre, www.equestrian.ca Working Towards a More Inclusive Future for Canadian Equestrian Sport By Caroline Soble, Communications Coordinator, csoble@equestrian.ca


orseback riding – “the sport of kings” – has, unfortunately, long been associated with socioeconomic status. So, what does that mean in an age of systemic oppression where socioeconomic status is unjustly tied to race or identity? On June 4, 2020, the EC family put out a statement against hate, racism, injustice and inequality. We want to do our part ensuring that the Canadian equestrian community is a place where every individual can safely and comfortably experience the unique combination of sport and partnership with these amazing animals. Statements like this mean nothing if they are not followed by action. That is why I want to inform our community of the actions we put in motion to contribute to meaningful, permanent progress. The first step was to determine who would be responsible for spearheading this initiative within our organization and sport system. We created a working group comprised of EC staff, as well as Provincial/ Territorial Sport Organization representatives that will work to tackle these issues in areas under EC’s jurisdiction. Currently, the working group is scheduled to meet every two weeks. The members of our working group bring valuable insight to the table, including relevant university degrees, policy work or program management experience supporting sport participation in marginalized communities. However, no matter how long our list of credentials may

Resource Package for Competition Operations during COVID-19


questrian Canada is pleased to share resources supporting a safe return to competition upon the conclusion of the sanctioning suspension due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. EC supports an early, safe return to sport and competition. As we adapt to our new environment and competition operations, it is critical that public health and safety remains paramount. EC has developed a resource package to assist competition organizers in adapting their events to foster a safe competition environment. The package is divided into two sections: * Guidelines for Competition Operations During COVID-19 * Sample Documents for Competition Operations During COVID-19: Checklists, Waivers, Attestations and Assumptions of Risk These resources are intended to support competition organizers as they work with and adhere to the requirements of the federal, provincial/ territorial, regional and local government and health authorities who manage COVID-19 in their jurisdiction. Please note: The information in these documents are guidelines and samples, not rules or mandates, and are intended as resources for those who choose to use them. 26 • AUGUST 2020


be, it does not erase one crucial fact: we are all white or white-passing. That is why the next step for our working group at this time must and will continue to be to listen and learn. Our current priority is making sure we are informed and supported by the appropriate voices. We will contact subject matter experts in race relations, sex and gender, indigenous rights and other marginalized communities. We will also reach out to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) members of our community, whether that be athletes, coaches, owners, parents or business owners. Whenever and wherever possible, every step forward will be done in consultation with BIPOC who can inform us of their lived experiences or professionals whose expertise is necessary to create long-term change. After we have collected this initial feedback, the working group will move on to reviewing and revising EC’s foundational structure, programs and services. But this does not mean that the consultation will stop – we will never assume that we have learned all there is to know about the BIPOC experience in Canadian equestrian sport. Listening and learning will be an ongoing process. While progress might be slow, it will be certain, and we will endeavor to keep you up to date on the proceedings. In the meantime, I encourage you to familiarize yourself with EC’s Safe Sport policies and procedures at www. equestrian.ca/about/safe-sport. I want to end with a message that you have heard from us before and will continue to hear throughout this process: Reach out. We’re listening. The Guidelines for Competition Operations During COVID-19 were prepared in consultation with organizers, officials, discipline leads and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs). It is our aim that this reference document will provide information and support for competition organizers planning to host events in the summer of 2020 and beyond. Additionally, organizers of EC sanctioned competitions must comply with EC’s Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as any additional guidelines and requirements from their PTSO. For questions, comments or Word versions of the sample documents, please contact Rachel Huebert, EC Manager of Technical Development, at rhuebert@equestrian.ca. Equestrian Canada is closely monitoring news from the World Health Organization, Canadian sport system partners, national and local authorities to help minimize the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19). Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we endeavour to provide the best possible level of service while simultaneously protecting the health and wellbeing of our community and employees. We are counting on each and every member of the Canadian equestrian community to make responsible decisions based on the information available, the conditions in your geographic area and the recommendations from your local public health authorities.


By Kristy Coulter


he Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse members are a fun bunch of people to hang out with. We haven’t let COVID-19 get us down. What better way to social distance than on horseback? In June, the AWHA got together in Bellis AB for a weekend of camping and riding. COVID restrictions were adhered to. Despite a poor outlook in the forecast, the weather was great! Riders had the opportunity to see night hawks with a nest of babies and a leopard ground squirrel. The ride took them into the small community of Bellis and to Bellis Lake. There are beautiful trails, most of them sand, so the recent wet weather was not a problem. There is a lot of support and a whole bunch of fun for anyone wanting to join our registry and/or participate in the Canadian Triple Challenge Programs. If you are not sure where to start, follow us on Facebook or visit crtwh.ca, and reach out to our members. We are always ready to give you a helping hand.

Katherine Brennan and her Walker ‘Poncho’ in front of the Bellis Hotel

From the July issue… We’re going to give you a bit more time to figure this one out! This is 16” high with a 24”diameter; commonly used around 70 years ago.

From the June issue… It’s a Brick Carrier! Who got it right? Ty Redman, Vernon BC Walter Furlong, Strathcona Cty AB

Windi Scott and her TWH ‘Brick’ in Bellis Lake

This was sent in to us from Jim Schenk. Used from the 20s to the 50s. It’s 8” long and has a hole in it two inches up with chain. It was used for logging sleighs with the horse, to hold the logs on. READERS – What’s your guess? Discuss this item with your friends and send your guess to usedandunique2018@gmail.com

The leopard ground squirrel

Members of the AWHA riding the Bellis trails

Do include your city and province please. Saddle Up will print names (and location) of those with the correct answer in a future issue. GOOD LUCK! If you or your company would like to sponsor this monthly brain teaser, do call 1-866-546-9922 or email nancyroman@ saddleup.ca for details. AUGUST 2020


Alberta Donkey & Mule Club Carlo Toews with Louise Givens


and enjoy logging and driving. I very one of us has a story started a young pair of steers that about how and when we are now about 1800 lbs each and fell in love with our long have once again confirmed that eared partners. Carlo Toews, a practice in the area of gentle, clear member of the Alberta Donkey and consistent communication and Mule Club, has chosen to is the key point. At times I share his with us. struggle being too fast, making One of my earliest memories decisions too quickly and getting of equines was in the Dominican impatient. Though this may not Republic where my family was be a challenge for other folks, I am stationed for my dad’s three year My pack string. Photo by Jennifer Monk. learning to control my emotions work term. I can vividly recall the and communicate clearer to my first time my dad set me up on a stock. A good leader makes clear, mule; I remember the smell, the distinct decisions for those who are colour, the bristly roached mane. I was affected by his decisions. I want to in love. We returned to the DR again for be a good leader for my stock so that another three year stint when I was 10. they feel safe and protected when I While my dad was doing humanitarian am making decisions. water projects, I ran around with You can find more information my Spanish friends to look for any about this Alberta Donkey and Mule opportunity to ride or interact with member by visiting his web page any four legged equine. There was https://www.theleaningladder.com one lone donkey in the community and it was my friend’s responsibility In other news, the Alberta to gather water, so I was ecstatic to Donkey and Mule Club will hold help my friend fill water jugs to be My steers. Photo by Nicky Hemingson. its Annual General Meeting on carried by the donkey. We made the 4 Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the km trip from the village to the water Stettler Agricultural Grounds on source one to two times a day. It was 4516 52 Street, Stettler Alberta. when we were back in Canada that I got my first head strong pony when Top 3 reasons you should attend: I was a teen, and soon began getting 1.  You have the opportunity to have involved in horsemanship. your voice heard and we will be A few years back during a lesson, I delighted to see you. asked my coach a question, his answer 2. It will be a lovely Sunday drive and was “practice, it takes practice.” Today, you will get free pizza for lunch. I enjoy leading my pack string of 6 to 8 3.  You will get to attend “Mule Myth mules, hauling supplies in the Rockies Breaking”  by Carlo Toews  (taking the working for an outfitter. In the Alberta mystery out of mulemanship). prairies there is plenty of opportunity AGENDA to hone my stockmanship skills of 10 am: Mule Myth Breaking checking and handling cow calf pairs. 12 pm: Lunch - pizza! It helps me teach my mules to move Carlo Toews. Photo by Jim Wolgemuth. 1 pm: AGM with 3 main topics to be out and have a good work ethic. Doing voted upon: animal health checks provides a great opportunity to ground my understanding and skills to communicate 1. Motion to add to the bylaws through my mule’s feet which in turn gives a clear signal to the cattle 2. We want to hear your ideas about how we should spend club money and allows us to get sick calves treated more efficiently. My job also 3. Election for outgoing executive and directors gives me the opportunity to have my mules practice pen riding in a Thanks and we hope to see you there. You do not need to live in feedlot in the winter. I found that practice in the round pen made my Alberta to enjoy the benefits of membership! heath checks so much better! **Participants will be expected to follow AHS physical distancing I enjoy handling my baby mules at a young age and teaching softness to simple body controls so that as they grow up they are ready and public health orders related to Covid-19. for life and real life situations. I have enjoyed a few teams of horses 28 • AUGUST 2020


Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley Virtual Show At the printing of this article we will be well underway with our virtual show! It is attached as a group to the LMQHA Facebook page, and each class has its own event. It is a great way to keep sharp and compete, as well as getting feedback while shows are scarce. Each week we have a different class group, i.e: Halter and Showmanship or Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation. You use the provided pattern, post your video to the event and pay your fee. It is only $15 per go and the money is all jackpotted and paid out to class entrants. We will be awarding high points too! Show in September We are still going ahead with our show September 26-27 at the Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre. We will have COVID protocols and social distancing to keep everyone safe. Please stay tuned on the LMQHA Facebook page and the BCQHA website for updates. Stay safe everyone!

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association President: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com, 604-729-6616 Website: http://bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha Visit our Facebook page

Peachland Riding Club By Tera Lee Caverly


ummer is upon us and we are excited to be offering a double header on August 22 & 23! Buckle Series Barrel Race to start each day Gymkhana to follow. September brings our 2nd Annual Beach Town Showdown Top Cowgirl Challenge on September 12 & 13. $1000 added Breakaway Roping, 4D Barrel Race, Pole Bending, Ladies Team Roping, and Ranch Horse Competition! Two rounds per each event. The Top Cowgirl Challenge $50 Ef Side Pot… how it works… must enter 4 of 6 events (heading and heeling are separate events); points awarded 10-1 to people paid into the Challenge; this is a side pot (not mandatory). For more information email beachtownshowdown@gmail.com.

CFB Breakaway qualifiers from Beach Town Showdown 2019 (l to r): Rika Antione, Candace Chevallier, Denise Swampy.



The Back Country Horsemen of BC TYAX ADVENTURE TRIP – AUGUST 2019 Submitted by Deb Oakman and Catherine Davidson, BCHBC NVI


through extremely beautiful meadows with the yax Adventures kindly donated a gift Making our way along Gunn Creek wildflowers just ending their season, through certificate toward a multi-day pack trip a rock quarry where we made our way down in the South Chilcotin Wilderness to the to Hummingbird Lake and another BC Parks BCHBC’s 2018 Rendezvous auction. We were the campsite. Then up and up through the forest, lucky bidders for the certificate and a trip was meadows, and the super amazing (words just planned for August 2019. cannot express) 7000’ Windy Pass experience! Tyax Adventures is a professional tour Here we took the time to really appreciate the operator offering guided pack trips and guided view looking out to ‘Castle Peak’ and ‘Card mountain bike and hiking tours in the South Table Mountain’. Our ride to Bear Paw cabin was Chilcotin wilderness. another special day, with no time constraints. We used our gift certificate toward a 5 Leaving Lorna Lake by float plane The ride toward Bear Paw camp and the next day, 4 night pack trip staying in two of their day to Lorna Lake, it became notably a more five outback camps. We rode these historic and more remote wilderness area. Lorna Pass trails with our wrangler, Andrea (professional stretches out forever and the valley is full of wrangler in the summer, Ski Patrols on marmots rushing around with signs of bears Blackcomb Mountain in the winter, and a digging into their dens. It seemed like this day member of Pemberton BCHBC Chapter). Our was the shortest and we definitely did not want trip was part of a scheduled pack trip bringing our trip to end but then, there appeared the in supplies to the remote camps with two float plane. guided day rides from the Spruce Lake cabin. At the end of our ride we were flown out The South Chilcotin Mountains, part of BC’s to the base camp by the skilled pilot and owner provincial park system, are home to a diverse of Tyax Adventures! Simply a spectacular ecological landscape with beautiful mountains, experience and we would go again in a lakes, and alpine meadows. heartbeat! While we were in the back country, we felt very well looked after as Tyax Adventures Getting there – travel, staying overnight had a safety plan in place, the routes were preEnjoying the view at Windy Pass We took the route through Whistler, planned, staff are trained in “Share the Trails” Lillooet, and Highway 40 on the way there, and best practices, and the trails were suitably Going through Lorna Pass to the Hurley Pass (seasonal gravel road) through maintained for this type of trip. The guides and Lorna Lake Pemberton on the way home. Both routes were camp hosts were in regular communication challenging with a lot of gravel road driving, with each other and the Tyax Adventures home steep hills but beautiful scenery. There is also base. the option of flying in with the Tyax Adventures floatplane from several pickup locations. We Awesome scenery – Riding along Gunn overnighted before and after the trip at an Air Creek was spectacular, and the horses were so B&B on Gunn Lake, 20 minutes from the horse sure-footed. This first day was a long ride and corrals. Although Tyax Resort is not affiliated the scenery was ever-changing. We met up with another Tyax wrangler with his pack string and several other with Tyax Adventures, we enjoyed their outdoor hot tub and lounge Tyax guides and mountain bike visitors. Those riders are fit! We ended on our last day. Memorable! the day with an amazing dinner, it was all so worth it! (The camp hosts Watch for your opportunity to bid on the generous donation were great chefs!) We rode the historic trails that, as the story goes, two women horse packers delivered supplies to the men working the of a 4 night/3-day Tyax Horse Packing Adventure coming soon to mines, which, of course, led us to making up a few trail stories of our BCHBC Fall 2020 On-line Auction fundraising event - in time for your 2021 vacation planning!! https://tyaxadventures.com/ own! Our day rides included exploring historic Cowboy Camp, riding

Back Country Horsemen Provincial Executive ~ http://bchorsemen.org

President: Scott Walker, president@bchorsemen.org, 250-764-8555 or 250-300-8415 Vice President(s): Karl Arnold, BCHofBCEKC@hotmail.com; Verna Houghtaling, willowcale@gmail.com; Sandra Erickson, wccc@telus.net; Marie Reimer, jeanmariereimer@gmail.com Treasurer: Debra Oakman, treasurer@bchorsemen.org, 250-897-5779 Secretary: Christine Heffernan, christine.heffernan@hotmail.com, 250-714-6001 Past President: Brian Wallace, 250-569-2324

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Clubs & Associations 31 Years of Celebrating Long Ears


members from across Canada and the US

Our low cost membership includes $5 Million and $30,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Check out our web site for more information www.crhra.ca 3/21


CRHRA is a voice for the Recreational Rider.


ARMSTRONG ENDERBY RIDING CLUB  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 8/20 12/20


BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Ellen Hockley 250-572-7516, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, www.bccarriagedriving.com 5/21 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 9/20 asmarawg@telus.net, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ. BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Pres: Tom Nobles 250-838-2228, leetom. nobles@gmail.com, Clinics, Pot O Gold Show, Trail Rides, see our FB page 4/21 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB www.bcphc.com, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. cathyglover@telus.net 2/21 BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, www.bcqha.com Contact Carolyn Farris, email cfarris@telus.net 7/21

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

dedicated to promoting the sport of cutting to enthusiasts of all levels See us on acebook & Instagram


CERTIFIED HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION (CHA) www.CHA.horse. Certifies equine professionals, accredits equestrian facilities, & publishes educational manuals, webinars & videos. 8/21 CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, www.crchorse.ca 11/20 Equestrian Canada (EC) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. 1-866-282-8395 | inquiries@equestrian.ca | www.equestrian.ca


CanTRA promotes the benefits of therapeutic riding across Canada through awareness, education, and setting standards for therapeutic riding instructor certification, centre accreditation, hippotherapy, and equine-facilitated wellness.

10/18 12/20

Want to enjoy miles of beautiful new trails with your equine partner in BC? Try Endurance Riding! We welcome all levels of riders and all breeds of equines.


or e-mail: bcrcha@gmail.com

Info on clinics and events at www.erabc.com

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A charitable equine organization funding veterinary colleges and students, and other worthwhile equine causes.

Team Cattle Penning is a race against the clock to have 3 riders pen 3 of 30 numbered head of cattle. Each rider is rated to their current abilities and the three riders on a team make up the maximum allowed number for the division they are riding. Example: a 10 Class is made of a 4-rated rider and two 3-rated riders. The herd is on one end of the arena and the foul line is usually 1/3. DON’T BLOW OUT!! YEE HAW!! www.bctcpa.net

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Bob Watson, President 403-378-4323 cbwatson@telusplanet.net www.equinefoundationofcanada.com

3/21 9/20

BOUCHIE LAKE GYMKHANA CLUB (Quesnel BC). May to September. All info on our Facebook Page: B LAKE Gymkhana CLUB. Tel: 250-249-9667 6/21 BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOCIATION (Grand Forks BC), Offering shows, gymkhanas, clinics & more. See us on Facebook, 250-443-3191, kmespenhain@telus.net 3/21



INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION www.ichacutting.com New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 8/21

Be Kind To One Another

KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, www.kelownaridingclub.com contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 3/21 LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, www.langleyriders.com. English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 9/20 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com, http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA 11/20



Clubs & Associations NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-549-0105 www.notra.info Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 8/21

Peruvian Horse Club of BC

OLIVER & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, Pres: Dawn MacRae 250-689-0156, anewdawn101@outlook.com, Clinics, Summer Show & more, see our FB page 4/21

100 Mile & District Outriders

Smooth • Versatile • Intelligent www.phac.ca/BC/index.html


7/18 9/20

Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more. Harvey President: Adam Mike Kidston E-mail: info@outriders.com ~ www.100mileoutriders.com

PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB, Pres: Calista Collins, calista1993@gmail.com, 250899-0830. Info, Gymkhana dates & events at www.peachlandridingclub.com 5/21

PRINCETON RIDING CLUB, Pres: Stephanie Antonick, santonick@hotmail.com See us on Facebook. Offering shows, clinics and more! 12/20 SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, http://bcqha.com/index.php/scqha 10/20 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB (Fraser Valley BC), English/Western, lectures, clinics, socials, safe and fun, vintageriders@shaw.ca, on Facebook 3/21 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Amber 250-392-6402 wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info 9/20


WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION, www.wrdha.com. Barb Stephenson (Secretary) phone 403-933-5765 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) 5/21

Tails to be Told

. . .A treasure chest of memories .

We want you to look back, reflect, recollect, and share your photos and memories with us. This is not a contest - it is your moment to share with our readers anything from days gone by. The older the story (and photo), the more fascinating. Could be from 20 years ago, 50 years, or a story your grandfather shared with you.

Send Saddle Up one or two photos and your memoirs (up to 250 words maximum please). Memoirs will be printed as space allows each month. Please include your phone number and location for our files and verification if needed. We would like to print your name (or initials) and location with your submission. You are welcome to send one or more in the months ahead as well. This will be a regular monthly feature... So start looking through those photo albums and share your stories with us. Photos will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope. See page 4 for contact information.

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2020 Events? Let us know – this is a FREE service for non-profit events. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE:

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



2 ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR GAMES DAY, Hosted by LRS Agriplex Arena, Abbotsford BC, Bethany 604-614-8226, tyler.bethany2014@gmail.com 3-Sep 11 EDMONTON AB 6 week Advanced Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 7-9 BRIDLED STOCK HORSE SERIES w/Miles Kingdon, Horsemanship/Cattle Handling, Kamloops BC, David Ciriani 250-377-5996, dvciriani@me.com 7-9 WILD ROSE WELSH & OPEN PONY SHOW, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, www.facebook.com/WildRoseShow or www.piperp13.wixsite.com/wildroseshow/ 7-9 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field (3 L’s All Levels), Villa Training Stables, Langley BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353, jonathanfieldhorsemanship.com 8 BCCDS BALME AYR FIELD DRIVING TRIALS, Vancouver Island, pipb@shaw.ca, www.bccarriagedriving.com 8-9 LONG EARS DAYS, Stettler Ag grounds, Stettler AB, www.AlbertaDonkeyandMule.com 9 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611, mary.ratz@prototype.ca, www.langleyriders.com 9 AERC CLINIC – TRAIL, Armstrong BC, pre-register at AERCcanada@gmail.com 10-12 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION w/Dawn Ferster (Beg & Int sessions), Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, dawnferster@gmail.com 13-15 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field (Course 1 & Beyond), Prairieland Park, Saskatoon SK, Tamara 1-888-533-4353, jonathanfieldhorsemanship.com 14 NAVIGATOR’S CLINIC w/Dennis Huber, Huber Farm, 70 Mile House BC. Contact Marion chefor@telus.net 15 LRS BARREL RACE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Paul 604-773-5319, pritchot@yahoo.ca, www.canadianbarrelracing.com 15-16 BACK TO BACK FIELD TRIALS, Huber Farm, 70 Mile House BC. Contact Marion chefor@telus.net 15-16 PRC BEACH TOWN RODEO, Peachland BC, www.peachlandridingclub.com 15-16 BC MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE, Hanging H Arena, Chilliwack BC, Debbie hughesqh@telus.net or Colleen circlecreek@telus.net 16 AERC HORSE SHOW, 9 am start, Agriplex, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.ca 16 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015, ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 16-18 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Jonathan Field (Course 2/3 Liberty & Finesse, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon SK, Tamara 1-888-533-4353, jonathanfieldhorsemanship.com 21-23 BC DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Southlands, Vancouver BC 22 BCCDS CAMPBELL VALLEY GAMES DAY, Fraser Valley, sbalcom368@gmail.com, www.bccarriagedriving.com 22 BCCDS LONG LINING OBSTACLE CHALLENGE, Thompson Okanagan, Chase Creek, rsdoutz@gmail.com, www.bccarriagedriving.com 22-23 BCRCHA CALCUTTA & SEASON FINALE, Anderlini Farms, Langley BC, info at www.bcrcha.com, email bcrcha@gmail.com, or call Robyn 604-318-4140 22-23 DOUBLE HEADER GYMKHANA/BCBRA RACE, Peachland BC, www.peachlandridingclub.com 23-24 MOUNTAIN TRAIL WORKSHOP w/Dawn Ferster, Canoa Farms, Merritt BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, dawnferster@gmail.com

26-Sep 7***CXL - PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW at the PNE, Vancouver BC, Info 604-252-3581 or agriculture@pne.ca, www.pne.ca 28-30 BELL CREEK ARENA CUTTING, Chilliwack BC, www.bccha.ca 29 THE ODRC CHALLENGE! Judged by Dustin Drader, Desert Park, Osoyoos BC, Oliver & District Riding Club, see us on FB


2-6***CXL - INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION (IPE), Armstrong BC, www.armstrongipe.com 5-6 SUN MEADOWS DRESSAGE SHOW Bronze/Gold, Barnhartvale BC 11-13 AAHABC FALL FROLIC (Region 17 Qualifier), Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC, Marla (show sect’y) marlapatterson222@gmail.com, aahabc.com 12 BCCDS HORTON’S FARM BLIND MARATHON, Vancouver Island, pipb@shaw.ca, www.bccarriagedriving.com 12 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611, mary.ratz@prototype.ca, www.langleyriders.com 12 COLT STARTING CHALLENGE & SALE, Midnight Stadium, Fort MacLeod AB, www.rockingheartranchltd.com and Livestreamed on www.DLMS.ca 12-13 BEACH TOWN SHOWDOWN & TOP COWGIRL CHALLENGE, Peachland BC, info beachtownshowdown@gmail.com 12-13 PRC FALL SHOW (at Princeton Fall Fair), Princeton BC, see PRC Facebook page, or email Stephanie at santonick@hotmail.com 12-13 BC MOUNTAIN TRAIL FINALS, Circle Creek Equestrian Ctr., Kamloops BC, Colleen circlecreek@telus.net or Debbie hughesqh@telus.net 12-18 CALGARY (Priddis) AB Learn equine massage therapy – Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 15-17 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION w/Dawn Ferster (Beg & Int sessions), Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, dawnferster@gmail.com 19 BCHBC POKER RIDE (Robson Valley Chapter), McBride BC, Shelly Cousineau, cshellrae@hotmail.com 19 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015, ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 19-20 CDE, Huber Farm, 70 Mile House BC. Contact Marion chefor@telus.net 19-20 BCCDS MIRROR IMAGE DRIVING TRIALS FDTS, Prince George (Cariboo), chefor@telus.net, www.bccarriagedriving.com 19-20 HIGHLAND VALLEY ARENA CUTTING, Logan Lake BC, www.bccha.ca 19-25 EDMONTON AB Learn equine massage therapy – Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 20 JUMPING SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Julia 604-856-7567, uliaperry@telus.net, www.langleyriders.com 25-26 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Glenn Stewart, Advanced Stage 1 Clinic, Smithers BC, Anika 250-846-5494 or anika.gattiker@outlook.com 26-27 (tent) LMQHA HORSE SHOW, Maple Ridge Equi-Sport Centre, Maple Ridge BC, http://bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha 26-Oct 2 REGINA SK Learn equine massage therapy – Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 27 AERC HORSE SHOW, 9 am start, Agriplex, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.ca


Do you have your 2020 dates booked yet? Send them in (required format only, as above) – our readers want to know! Remember, we can only fit so many in the magazine, but we print them ALL on our website! AUGUST 2020


Business Services EQUINE HEALTH


For Horses DR. REED’S Supplements

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

FREE Comfort Sunshine Breakfast 604-858-0636 or 1-800-228-5150 www.choicehotels.ca/cn235 • Chilliwack, BC 4/15




Hidez Equine Compression Products Canada Hoods, Ice Compression Socks, Compression Socks, Travel and Recovery Suits, Active Suits Check us out at acebook or call or text 403-704-6417 We will connect you with a rep in your area! 9/20

HOWARD JOHNSON INN, Red Deer, 403-343-8444. One minute from Westerner Park. www.hojoreddeer.com 12/20


2/21 12/20




Horse Shavings  Hog Fuel formerly David Beerstra Trucking  Bark Mulch Serving the BC Interior 250-503-7432 4/21

NATURAL TOUCH THERAPY INSTITUTE (BC/AB/SK) Certified Farrier & Equine Therapy Programs www.natural-touch.ca 4/21



WWW.REIMERSFARMSERVICE.COM (BC Interior) 1-855-737-0110 or 250-260-0110. Bulk & Bagged Shavings, 4x4x4 Totes, Sawdust, Bark Mulch



BOARDING FACILITIES / RETIREMENT / REHAB SILVERADO HORSE CENTER (Cochrane AB) Boarding, Clinics, Lessons, Training, www.silveradohorsecenter.com 11/20



 Driveways

 Barns

 Metal

 Garages  Houses Roofing  Metal Siding


Duncan Farrow  250-503-6099  farrowbuilt@gmail.com Serving the Okanagan and Shuswap 9/20

FARM SUPPLIES CATTLE FEEDERS, free-standing Panels, fence line Feeders, bunk silage Feeders made from oil field pipe. Call Dan 250-308-9218 (BC wide) 6/21

DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Ok/Shuswap) 250-309-0629 or 250-838-2157, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 3/21

ARMSTRONG 1-250-546-9174

CHILLIWACK 1-877-847-3735

wholesale panels & gates | pet food | bagged feed



Wanted Wranglers / Trail Guides

8/18 10/20


Guide on Guest Ranch / Horse pack trips www.chilcotinholidays.com

8/19 9/20

EQUINE HEALTH CANPRESSCO CAMELINA OIL. Omega 3-6-9 & Vitamin E. www.canpressco.com, Brand Rep: Amy Langevin 604-828-2551, amylangevin@live.ca 5/21

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DON LOEWEN SADDLERY, 1802 Houston St., Merritt BC, 250-525-0220 Custom saddlery, chaps, repairs, leather bags & more, www.donloewen.com

ASHCROFT HOME BUILDING CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Co-op Dealer & Pet Foods. You can find us on Facebook 9/20 31852 Marshall Place 5410 Trans Canada Hwy. 103-1889 Springfield Rd. 975 Langford Parkway 1-1227 Island Hwy. S. 587 Alberni Hwy. 1970 Keating Cross Rd. 1771 10th Ave SW 2565 Main St.

556-7477 748-8171 860-2346 940-4499 753-4221 248-3243 652-9188 832-8424 768-8870



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DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 8/20 WWW.HORSEGEARCANADA.COM - online shopping - always open! Tack, hoof boots, nutritional products, grooming products & more. 4/21 7/21

130MILERANCH.COM (Cariboo) 250-644-7200 Corrals, Gates, Panels, Bale Feeders, Best Prices in the Cariboo!


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

Custom built and installed to your needs

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

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


FERRIS FENCING “PastureLine” 4mm : “No Wire” Polymer : Complete ElectricSystems HorseRail products : No-Climb & Diamond Mesh

30 years Serving the Horse Industry www.ferrisfencing.com / info@ferrisfencing.com / 1-800-665-3307 5/21 3/19


WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Bedding, Footwear 4/21

TRAILER REPAIRS PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. www.petersentrailers.ca 6/21 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (1645 Eagle Rock Rd., Armstrong BC) 250-308-8980, RVs to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 7/21

TRAILER SALES CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, www.cummings.ca 10/20 KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, Kittequipment.com 3/21

TRAINERS/COACHES BIRGIT STUTZ, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Cert. Trainer, www.fallingstarranch. ca, Training/lessons/clinics/student programs, Dunster BC, 250-968-6801 8/20


SPRING LAKE GUEST RANCH, (100 Mile House BC) 250-791-5776 Beautiful Ranch on 600 acres & private lake, www.springlakeranch.com


DAWN FERSTER (Kelowna BC) Coaching/Training/Workshops 250-808-0738 Mountain Trail/Western/Dressage, see Damarhe Training on FB 2/21

LESSON PROGRAMS WWW.FOOTNOTEFARM.COM (Langley BC) 778-822-3276 Certified instructors, safe & sound horses, curriculum followed, privates for beginners. 4/21




Listing and Selling – Rural and Residential Properties in the North Okanagan and Shuswap Cell: 250-549-0996 / Office 250-546-3119 dgwangler@telus.net Armstrong 9/20

RIBBONS & ROSETTES OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 The best source for all your event and award ribbons! www.ribbonsonline.net, ribbons@xplornet.com 10/20


International Clinician and Horseman 1-877-728-8987 www.thehorseranch.com JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses® www.JonathanField.net, 1-888-533-4353 9/20 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLES (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. www.lpperformancehorses.com 7/21 LISA WIEBEN (Bowden AB) www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com, Clinics, Training, Lessons, Centered Riding/Western & English Dressage 6/21 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 778-344-3804, Foundation Horsemanship & Working Equitation, Clinics & Lessons, www.sandylanghorsemanship.com 8/21



Business Services VETERINARIANS

VETERINARIANS ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL Williams Lake 250-392-5510 / Quesnel 250-747-3053 Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan, Meier, Ree , Bennett   3/21

WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, www.walesequine.com 8/21

DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. www.dcvet.ca 11/20


INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 8/21

Serving BC’s Interior for over 50 years GENERATION Pump Co.

OKANAGAN EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM, www.okanaganequinevet.com

Paul Moore 250-549-0780 | www.GenerationPumpCompany.com | Gary Moore 250-558-6812


rs. repair.. stall & the yea Meeting your water needs through ter system in a w Water well pump specialist. Full 8/20

YOUR LISTING SHOULD BE HERE YEAR ROUND Starting at just $250 per year (for 12 issues). Plus we can add a link on our web site for only $50 per year!

Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info

Rural Roots 60’ X 160’ INDOOR RIDING ARENA!

24 box stalls, round pen, paddocks and pastures located on 35 acres, within Armstrong city limits, walk to town! The property has 2 residences. Main house built in 1940 has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, situated at the front of the property. Second residence is attached to the riding arena. Plenty of hay land and riding trails. When you’re not riding… enjoy the amazing views of Armstrong. 1948 Rosedale Road East, Armstrong BC $1,200,000 MLS® 10207602 Val Dacyk 250-540-3322 Royal Lepage Downtown Realty E-mail: valdacyk@gmail.com

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In the sought after Glen Eden area of Salmon Arm BC. A mix of treed


and cleared land with approx. 20 usable acres and the balance in hillside. Borders on crown land. Fenced and x-fenced. Seasonal creek. Well-maintained 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, with attached 2 bay garage. Brand new stainless appliances, laminate and tile throughout the main floor. The bright walk-out basement was recently renovated. Large open barn with hay loft with lean-to. You have to see the barn to appreciate it! Two bay shed with attached dog run, greenhouse and heritage shed. Fruit trees abound. Properties like this do not come up often.

This 156 acre property has TWO TITLES and can uniquely accommodate 2 home sites. This historic property is the most idyllic in the area. The land is a mix of pasture, flat hay land and about a third is treed. Natural water with year round Six-Mile Creek, and a pond. The current homesite has the original log home rebuilt, providing a cozy home. There are a couple of guest suites, a machine shop, garage, horse barn and paddocks. 15 min to Falkland.

861 – 60th Street SW, Salmon Arm BC $899,000 MLS ® 10209695

6718 Paxton Valley Road, Falkland BC $879,000 MLS® 10210377

DEFEO & ASSOCIATES 250-260-4711 RE/MAX Vernon www.vernonrealestate.com

MARK KAYBAN 250-826-4920 Royal LePage, Kelowna BC markmoves@shaw.ca



20 acres with 2 houses 200 USGPM irrigation well 7.5 acres in irrigated hay fields 80’ x 120’ indoor arena 165’ round pen 2 barns w/stalls and a hay barn 30’ x 48’ workshop

• 56.52 acres in the ALR at Green Lake • 4 bedroom + 5 bathroom home with a one bedroom suite • 25 x 25’ double garage • Fenced pastures and a 40 x 120’ barn Green Lake, 70 Mile BC $885,000 MLS ® 2380251


4358 Lansdowne Road, Armstrong BC $1,998,000 MLS® 10210089 RUSSELL ARMSTRONG 778-930-0115 Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd., Vernon BC russ.sellsrealty@gmail.com www.realestateruss.ca


• 160 acres with 50 acres cultivated • 25 acres sub-irrigated and 40 acres cleared • 4 bedroom Log Home with full concrete basement that could be turned into a suite • Outdoor riding arena 130 x 280’ with bank and sand footing • Round pen 38’ diameter with 7’ tall rails • Fenced and cross fenced with 10 paddocks – varying in sizes • 4 Stall 25 x 52’ barn with 20 ton hay storage loft • Shop 30 x 60’ with a 14.6 x 14.6’ door and 220 power Lone Butte BC $1,025,000 MLS ® 2464940

ROBBI-LAYNE ROBERTSON 250-457-7603 BC FARM & RANCH REALTY CORP. rlr@bcfarmandranch.com



On The Market (Private Sale) The Peruvian Horse

Peruvian Paso Horses

We Have the Blues!

Ringstead Ranch, one of Canada’s Largest breeders, now have locations in both Chase, BC and Cayley, AB.

To learn more about this beautiful & unique breed of horse, and for a complete Sales List, please visit our website.

2020 Foals will be available sired by:

LBJ Sierras Blue Te | AQHA Blue Roan and his son AW Blue Fire N Te | AQHA Blue Roan

www.ringsteadranch.com deb.cones@gmail.com 403-860-9763


Aaron & Colleen Wangler 250-843-7337 (Dawson Creek BC) oldbaldy@hotmail.ca www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy

The smoothest riding horse in the world! For Pleasure, Trail, Show, Work... Discover the versatile Peruvian Horse at PHAC.ca!

9/20 7/18

Visit PHAC.ca for more Information on this Incredible Breed!

7/21 3/17


per issue 9/20

2010 Amber Champagne AQHA Stallion Peppy San Badger, Hollywood Dun It 2007 Sooty Dunalino AQHA Stallion; Sugar Bar, Hollywood Jac 86 2008 Homozygous Black Tobiano APHA

Horses for Sale/Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-6514 threewindsranch@hotmail.com www.3windsranch.weebly.com


Stallions & Breeders

DEADLINE 5th of each month Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info 38 • AUGUST 2020


APPALOOSACENTRE.COM 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 8/20 FOOTNOTE FARM FJORDS (Langley BC) 778-822-3276. Registered & imported breeding stock. Bred for performance and built to last. www.footnotefarm.com 4/21 OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy 12/20 SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style 2/21

Shop & Swap! BOARDING


Double Delichte Stables

Full Board $325 monthly (3 feedings p/day) Daily/Nightly/Weekly Group or Individual Paddocks with Shelters Individual Feed Program Box Stalls, Wash Stall, Heated Tack Room 90 x 200 all purpose Western/English Arena 110 x 200 Jumping Arena, Round Pen Lessons, Conditioning TRAINERS WELCOME 15 minutes from downtown Vernon  250-309-2384 Coldstream, BC  joannedelichte@gmail.com

HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 8/20



Some training spaces available for 2020 Season Upcoming Clinics listed on: Luttmer Training and Clinics Quesnel BC ~ 250-249-9613 9/20

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Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: theleatherlady95@gmail.com Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 12/20





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Pet Food & Supplies Wood Shavings and MORE


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