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Hastings Racecourse to Re-Open For Stabling on May 1


The Emergency Task Force for BC Horse Racing was informed Tuesday, April 7, by Great Canadian Gaming Corp. (Track Operator) that it will reopen Hastings Racecourse on May 1 for stabling.


he Track Operator will be working on protocols regarding physical distancing and safeguarding the health of all racetrack personnel in advance of May 1. Details of training/exercise protocols will be finalized in conjunction with the Thoroughbred horsemen's associations. It was also noted that Standardbred horses are being permitted to return to be stabled at Fraser Downs @ Elements, with light exercise only allowed. The Track Operator stated its position that it is not willing at this point to conduct live racing at either Hastings or Fraser Downs unless spectators can be present, should health authorities permit such gatherings to occur at some point in the future. Racing would need to have spectators present in order for the Track Operator's business model to be potentially sustainable. Representatives of both breed sectors expressed their appreciation to the Track Operator for its flexibility in allowing an easing of earlier restrictions that led to the almost total removal of horses from the Hastings backstretch and a significant reduction in the number of horses stabled at Fraser Downs. The intention is for representatives of both breeds to continue to work with the Track Operator in order to resolve concerns and have the industry be as ready as it can be for a potential resumption of the racing seasons. Breed sector representatives indicated their breed associations are working to increase awareness of federal and provincial emergency aid programs for people throughout the industry. This includes backstretch workers who can apply for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program, as well as owners, trainers and other employers who may be eligible for wage subsidy programs put in place as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The associations are gathering information about these benefit programs, posting it on their websites and working one-on-one with individuals to ensure benefits can flow to those who need them. 2 • MAY 2020


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ow things have changed in our world in just one month. And things will continue to change, for some time. Let’s keep optimistic and think positively, follow the government and health guidelines and regulations. Do our part – as best we can. With so many people having to self-isolate, practice social distancing, and staying home as much as possible, it is great to see the generosity in those sharing their knowledge and expertise on the internet. There are free instructional videos, live chats and live streams online from horse trainers and coaches; exercise gurus showing you how to keep in shape; musicians bringing some live tunes into your home; creative food recipes; positive thinking messages… and more! Thank you for sharing with us. Depending on how long this virus continues, it will definitely impact Saddle Up – it already has. We rely solely on advertising revenue to print each month – that is why I am so persistent with my emails and phone calls. The frustrating part is most do not get back to me. So sometimes I wonder if they are in fact getting my emails and calls. Whatever happened to business etiquette? All I ask of my readers, and contacts, please consider advertising with us, whether it’s a display ad or a year-round listing for your business or farm. Without the advertising revenue... it’s a constant struggle; particularly now more than ever. I am proud that Saddle Up is a monthly magazine, keeping you all up-to-date with current news and happenings; and I believe you all enjoy the monthly read as well. On a happier note… check out what’s inside! Don’t worry… be happy!

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e continue to share with you more JINGLES from our 2005 Jingle Contest. As mentioned, I was cleaning out my office over the Christmas holidays… and came across these. Entries came from young and old from BC, Alberta, Yukon and Texas. Horses are of the earth and sun Their stride echoes over mountains and prairies Astride the horse we fly on wings and light A centaur Dreams we find in these words… Saddle Up - Angela Zimmerling (adult), Surrey BC ••• Horses need owners that know a lot About what is good and what is not In training and care and transport too And where to get feed and how to shoe Who's got the stud that won that Cup? Whatever you need, it's in Saddle Up! (And here is a 2nd one from me; this one is just for fun--after the August CHHAPS show in Vernon - thanks for the sponsorship!) "Gamine" Horses are contrary creatures She likes to flash her lovely features I hoped we'd win the great big trophy But in the ring, she's rather dopey Try we did for the prestigious Cup But won the t-shirt from Saddle Up! - Susan Arthur (adult), Barriere BC ••• Horses ... admired with timeless favour Grace and majesty to savour Fulfilling our quests through history Carrying us to victory Let’s share the journey ... fill my cup Come my friend ... let’s Saddle Up. - Debora Morgan Neufeld (adult), Armstrong BC ••• My jingle corny, but cute Horses, Horses I love them so much I can always find a good one in Saddle Up. - Bonnie Festing (adult)

MAY 2020


By Glenn Stewart

I was asked to do a webinar the other day for a group in the U.S. about setting goals and/or outcomes with their horses and The Horse Ranch stages program and thought it would be worth sharing. TAKE ACTION When we want to reach a goal or outcome, I can’t really think of a way to do that without doing something. We have to take action, do something, at least start. It often requires us to learn something as well. USUALLY INVOLVES LEARNING The dictionary says learning is the acquisition of knowledge and skills through experience, study or being taught. The process of acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, skills behaviour, values or preferences.

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3 WAYS TO LEARN If we look at the 3 ways to learn, experience which is often explained as the school of hard knocks. Personally, I’ve experienced a bunch of hard knocks and I’d be very happy to skip that school. In my opinion it’s not the fastest or best way to learn. If I can get pointed in the right direction immediately that’s far better than trying to reinvent the wheel. There are many places to study online, in books, DVD’s and from what others have already accomplished. The third is being taught, which is the fastest that I’ve experienced. There never seems to be enough time and I don’t want to waste a minute running as hard as I can headed east when I want to be out west. I’m ecstatic to find someone that can point me west and the best route to take because they’ve been there many times and I’ll still get plenty of experience headed the right direction. My New Year’s resolutions every year are pretty boring. I say the same thing and that is I want to learn something new each year. Which there will be many things of course but I will pick something, like this year is to learn to play the harmonica. I went online found a course and signed up. The guy says 7 minutes a week and I will learn to play. I thought that’s ridiculous how could that be true? 99 lessons, 1 a week, good Lord. I figure I will do a lot more than 1 a week. I don’t want to be doing this course forever. So I figure 1 a day minimum, the first day I did 4. Most days I will do 3 to 7 but I miss some days. Amazingly I can trick people now into thinking I can play and I’m not done the lessons yet. I’ve had the harmonica for a few years and was blowing away on it doing the experience route [Hard knocks] but now that I am learning virtually I found out that I taught myself some bad habits that I now have to fight to get rid of so I could actually play it. As it usually happens each year I get excited about learning 1 thing new each year and add on a few more. I decide I probably should read 5 educational books and apply what I’ve learned. I’ve got 2 read and it’s end of February. Signed up for an online course that at minimum will take 10 hours a week for 6 weeks. Also thought I would learn to throw knives. Throwing knives, hitting the target, having them stick, there’s a lot going on there that I never thought about until I tried it. I know somewhat random but I’m really enjoying all the different learning. I don’t know how many years I’ve been doing these types of New Year resolutions but one goal seems to inspire the next. What I do know is I think I’m learning to play the harmonica or do an online course or throw a

knife but crazy extra things happen I had never thought of and I end up playing with ZZ Top. Well that’s never happened but who knows? Why I tell this story is because many of the things I’ve decided to learn end up going way beyond what I intended it for. WRITE DOWN THE WHY I like to write down why I’m setting a goal. Come up with as many reasons why and what that would mean if I follow through. What could happen because of it. What’s going to happen or change if I don’t get going. The most powerful thing we can do is take action. Any amount is beneficial. Start moving the dial. Get on a proven track, one that for sure works and has an outcome you could only dream of. I like to ride and share with the very best horsemen that I know of in the world, to learn from them because they have a proven track record. I want results as quickly as I can and to be darn sure I wasn’t headed east. I like to find the top thought leaders in the industry on teaching and learning such as Tony Robbins and try to absorb what they’ve spent their lives learning. There are exceptionally educated experts in many different fields that can save us many steps. Second hand gold is as good as new. Every time I take one of these courses I think I want to learn more about horses, teaching, business or learning and it inevitably goes way beyond what I originally thought would happen. The benefits far outreach what I thought I would get. I spend a fair amount of money each year on self-education and feel it is the best money I’ve spent. BENEFITS Some of the benefits that you may or may not be aware of are, • our brain chemistry changes • our capacity to learn speeds up • proven to stave off dementia • become a more interesting person • progress is one of the 6 keys to happiness • if we are talking about horses, then your horse deserves it • maybe even make money with your new skills.

HOW TO TIPS So how do we reach these goals? I suggest taking little steps, something you know you are able to do. Go at your pace. Once we start we generally realize we are capable of much more. The initial action gets us going, creates a good habit which often results in us doing more than we originally thought we could do. Such as, I was only going to learn to play the harmonica this year but ended up adding a bunch of other things on top of my already busy life. Watch your inner voice, watch your beliefs, you only want to keep the positive ones. Are you going to retreat or charge forward? I remind myself regularly that the one thing we all have in common is time. There’s 24 hours in everybody’s day, it’s up to us what we do with it. Let’s say we have a horse problem, which is usually a human problem. Such as, I want to trail ride with my friends, I want to be able to canter, my horse is spooky, can’t pick up his feet, and so on. On our quest to be able to trail ride or whatever it is, we have to learn things. Because of our new knowledge and skills, those “things” end up doing much more than just being able to trail ride. MORE BENEFITS • doors open we didn’t know were closed • adventures we never dreamed to consider doing are now possible • when you’re learning you feel and are healthier • become a better version of yourself • saves you money from vet bills because your horse is calmer • saves money because you don’t need a trainer as often or ever

they will decide one day to carry 10 or 20 bricks at one time because of building the good habits of doing something and taking action. Any of the above methods are positive and are taking action and will move the dial. Things will change and you will reach your goal with many side benefits that you may not have realized. Making a change for the better is always worth doing. It is amazing if you move the dial incrementally as often as you can, how much changes in a month, a year, 10 years. Don’t let the big picture overwhelm. Take the little steps that will get you there. As I’ve said before our comfort zone is a place to visit periodically and catch your breath but you don’t want to stay there very long. Retreat or charge forward? - Glenn Stewart Glenn 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)

Maybe if you think of a goal or outcome as having to move 100 lbs of bricks a half mile. You have time or make time for one trip a day. Each brick weighs 1 lb. If you take 1 brick a day you will be done in 100 days, super easy and 100 days are coming whether we move a brick or not. Some might move one brick half way each day so it takes 200 days. Another might load up all 100 lbs and head for the half mile post on their lunch break and only make it ¾ of the way and run out of lunch break. He might be disappointed on one hand and very happy on the other because he knows he will complete the task on day two and have time for his lunch. The first scenario the person walks up with their one brick with ease, no trouble at all. The last person carrying all hundred pounds in one go played out ¾ of the way puffing and panting, legs and back sore. It was hard and it was tough, moved a lot in a short period and after tomorrow will then be free to do whatever. The one brick mover is very relaxed but on day 30 still isn’t a third done but it will get done and it’s 30 bricks that would be still sitting there if they hadn’t started. It’s very likely that MAY 2020


By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz

In this previous groundwork series we have been covering how to train your horse to maintain bend while on a circle, while on a straight line, and during a shoulder-in. In the process the horse was also learning how to adjust to the amount of pressure placed on the head through half-halts to maintain speed and rhythm throughout the exercises.

The handler has her hip toward the horse’s head causing him to bend toward the wall.

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The handler has opened her hip to allow the horse’s bend. This also makes it easier for the horse to keep his shoulders on the track with the head in the direction of the maneuver.

his month we will bring all the skills together and learn haunches-in from the ground. Haunches-in can really make changes to your horse’s muscling and overall balance. When moving the hip to the inside the horse will be on four tracks, each foot stepping on its own track. This really lengthens the muscles along the outside of the bend and contracts on the inside of the bend. The pelvis, back, and ribs all become freer as the horse reaches more under with the hind legs. The weight will be more balanced on the outside hind leg, which will step further under the midline. This is a much more complicated process as we will be asking the horse to move his hindquarters away from the wall and towards us. There are two ways to do this. (To prepare start by attaching your lead to the side ring of your halter or on the front ring of a cavesson.) The first method is to have the horse at a standstill along the wall. Using a dressage whip tap the outside hip/buttock. The pressure will vary with each horse. Begin with a light tap and increase if needed. As soon as the horse takes a step to the inside release the pressure and reward. Walk the horse forward to straightness, then ask again. At first the horse will want to

Asking for haunches-in by pushing the shoulder toward the track. This mare is stepping under nicely while maintaining head and shoulder position.

Tapping the outside hip to ask the haunches to move in. The mare is about to step in with her inside front so Lisa will then block the shoulder with either her hand or whip at the shoulder. Notice how her hip is away from the mare’s head to maintain the flexion of the head and neck. take his head toward the wall to bring his hip in. This is ok while he is learning the cue. As he gets the idea of moving the hip begin to block the head from going to the outside with light pressure on the lead. You may also have to remind the shoulder to stay on the track with pressure with your whip hand. This process may take several sessions before the horse truly begins to understand the cue of the tap and to keep his head in the direction of the track. Once the horse can do this consistently at the stand-still begin to add forward motion. For this exercise the handler will walk backwards to the inside of the horse. If tracking left hold the lead in your left hand, closest to the horse, and your loops and whip in the right hand. As you are walking backwards keep your hips open to invite the horse to keep his head to the inside. Again, as you add forward motion the horse may take his head to the outside and push the shoulder to the inside. You can use the whip or your hand at the shoulder or place your hand into the hollow just in front of the shoulder to ask the horse to keep the shoulder over and bend the neck. Keeping the shoulder over on the track and bending from the centre will also make it easier for the horse to move the haunches in. Only ask for a step or two at a time and reward often! If your horse does not respond to tapping to move the hip over, you may have to teach this maneuver from a walk. As above you can place your fist (right hand, tracking left) into the hollow in front of the shoulder. While walking backwards use your hand to press the neck. As the shoulder moves out the hip will move in. This will take many tries! At first the horse may want to push into or through you as he won’t understand, but by using half-halts with your leading hand and gently asking he will eventually bring the hip to the inside. Stop immediately and reward the slightest try. This is a lengthy process so patience on the handler’s part is key. If the horse does try to push into you, you can always take him onto a circle to reinforce the bend, then as you are coming back to the wall ask for the shoulder to move out. Asking before the haunches make it back to the wall may help to give the horse the idea of what you are asking. Because these maneuvers are very new to the horse practice them at the end of your session so you can quit after a good effort. The horse will see that as a reward for what he just did. Give your horse plenty of time to learn them. Go very slowly. He will be using muscles and stretching his body in ways that he is not used to so you want to be careful you don’t overdo it and cause soreness. At first only ask for a step or two, then a couple of strides. Eventually your horse will be able to maintain this position all the way down the long side of the arena. Giving the horse plenty of time to learn will pay off immensely as he becomes more supple, relaxed, and willing.

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. (See their listings in our Business Services section under TRAINERS) Photos 1 + 2 by Lisa Wieben. Handler Diane Luxen and her horse Silverwind. Diane competes in Dressage and Western Dressage. Photos 3 + 4 by Gary Wieben. Handler Lisa Wieben and her horse You Otta Have Me.

Using the groundwork we’ve outlined in the last few articles will give you a wonderful way to warm up your horse prior to your ride. Giving your horse 10 to 20 minutes of walking work either from the ground or riding will help to warm up joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles helping to prevent stress related injuries.

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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 May 25th to win! Then in June we start again with your new photos updated from June 1st to June 25th. And so on... until December 25th! GOOD LUCK! (April’s winner will be announced April 26th on Facebook)


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nown as the Trail Boss throughout BC, Bill was a life-time member of the Haney Horsemen Association, a long-serving Director of Horse Council BC, Back Country Horsemen of BC, Trails BC, and a number of other Equestrian/Trails organizations. Bill was a vocal advocate for decades when it came to equestrian activities, trail riding, the right to ride, getting trails registered, mapping the trails, regional connections, ensuring trail and equestrian insurance, while always striving to generate a volunteer base for the trail work parties and ensuring these trails connect regionally. Bill passed away on February 3, 2020. A Celebration of Life was held at the Ranch Pub & Grill, Maple Ridge Equi Sport Centre in Maple Ridge BC on February 23, 2020. Some great memories, laughs and stories were shared. The family put together four double-sided presentation boards with the four seasons of Bill's Life. It was very impressive, informative and reflective. Haney Horsemen Association acted as the MC and it was a great afternoon shared with folks from over the past 45+ years, lots of remembering when, and chuckling about the early days. But still a sad time for Equestrian Trails, especially since Lower Mainland development is rampant and trails are under threat, Parks Management has been contracted out, maintenance funding cuts regionally and provincially; and now another very important local ‘Trails Voice’ has been lost. R.I.P. Bill and happy trails. We thank you for your leadership and your ongoing hard work on behalf of so many of us.    - Dave Smith 10 • MAY 2020



Joni G and Gabe

Gregory with Biscuit and Muffin

Loretta L and Duchess

Calista and Miss Daisy Sue B and Tag

Christine C Cathy H and her colt

Pat T and Spirit

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.

Lenka Lisa B hitting the trails

Sara V and Hap

Taylor and her new horse

Tamara T’s young horse

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t’s easy for humans to show affection for their dogs. A belly rub, treat, or snuggle session on the couch says “I love you” to our pets. But do you ever wonder how your dog shows you they care? Thankfully, dogs do communicate clearly, as long as you know what to look for. From nose to tail, dogs use their bodies to convey how they feel. Read on to learn the ways that dogs show affection. Nosing Does your dog ever come up and nudge you with their nose? This can be a sign of affection, a way for your dog to say “Hey, I like you!” Of course, nose-nudging is also a way for dogs to seek attention, or to let you know you’re in their way. You’ll know your dog is expressing affection if the nose-nudge is accompanied by a soulful stare, or leads to more full-body contact. Eye Contact Eye contact is an intimate act. For many dogs, it’s a display of trust and affection. If your dog maintains eye contact with you on the reg, they’re showing a high degree of attachment. When your dog looks at you, their brain releases oxytocin, which is the same hormone that helps new mothers bond with their babies. Your brain does the same thing. Note: affectionate eye contact is different from threatening eye contact. We don’t recommend having a stare-down with an unknown or nervous dog. Instead, look for opportunities to make and hold eye contact with your dog throughout the day. Think of it as building trust over time.

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Sighing Does your dog ever stretch out next to you and let out a long, happy sigh? Soft vocalizations like sighs and low groans are signs of contentment in dogs. If your dog snuggles up and sighs, it means they feel safe and comfortable by your side. Licking Kissing is a universal sign of affection, even among dogs! Big, sloppy dog tongues can be a little gross depending on the situation. But by licking you, your dog is saying “I like you sooo much!” Licking can also be a way to signal lower social status. When your dog licks you, she may be letting you know that she respects your authority (and that she loves you, of course). Jumping Now, here’s a sign of affection you may not want to encourage. For

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Leaning This is my personal favorite sign of affection from my dogs: the lean. When your dog comes up to you and leans their full weight against your legs, they’re showing you they trust you implicitly. For many dogs, the lean is like a full-body hug. Of course, some leans also signify anxiety or control. The affectionate lean is relaxed and calm. Your dog may show other signs of relaxation, like a slightly open mouth, soft eyes, and a gently wagging tail.

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Rolling Nothing says “I like you” like a dog rolling onto their back and asking for belly rubs. Much like the lean, the roll-over shows a high degree of trust and relaxation. When your dog flops over and wags their tail, they’re telling you they like you—and trust you—a lot.


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Aras, a 20-year-old This is Macallum walking his Auntie’s horse, in town. Belgian mare, to get her photo with Santa BC - Macallum (age 4), Nanaimo

Hi, my name is Addison, I am 10 and this is Bowen, 22. It's the first snowfall of 2020 and we are going to go play in the snow. - Addison (age 10), Nanaimo 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”. 14 • MAY 2020


Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office “Advocacy is defined as an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.”


he idea of advocating for what you need can be a daunting one. You have an appreciation about what should be done, but what do you do next? Who do you talk to? Read on for some tips on getting started. Advocating For Your Equestrian Community Your first task is to examine your need carefully and be realistic about what can be done to make it happen. Are you prepared to compromise if need be? Although you are clear on your need, other stakeholders in the issue may have different ideas. Be ready to defend your hill but stay flexible. If you are advocating on behalf of a group, make sure all members are clear on the message and in sync on the desired outcome before you take the process further. Next, it can be useful to create a reference document that clearly states what you would like to see happen, and why. Include ways you believe your group would benefit from implementation of the changes you’re proposing, and ways you believe the community as a whole would benefit. Keep it strong but short, and refer to it frequently to stay on track. Assign a spokesperson that will respond to queries, communicate with decision makers and other stakeholders, and be the ‘voice’ of your initiative. Arm Yourself With Knowledge For instance, do you know how much economic value equestrianism brings to your community? If you don’t, chances are local government doesn’t either, and they’re usually surprised to discover that it’s considerable. Your provincial or territorial equestrian association can help you with data and information on the positive economic impact horses bring to the communities they live in. Look For the Helpers Make the most of your social capital. Reach out to established community groups to raise awareness of your initiative and enlist their support. For example, if your initiative is one that will benefit your entire community in some way, talk to the local Business Improvement Associations. Talk to local service clubs like Rotary and Lions Club. These groups are civic boosters and happy to support or possibly sponsor projects or changes that will benefit their communities. They can also help you raise awareness and assist with discovering any potential opposition to the changes you’re trying to effect. Find Out Who’s In Charge You’ll need to discover exactly who has a say over what you want

to do, and find out how they prefer to receive communication. If it’s the mayor and council that will be deciding, call City Hall and find out the protocol for bringing your issue forward. If your discussions will be with a branch of the Provincial government, find out who the decision maker is and write an introductory letter, defining your proposal and asking for next steps to take it forward. Do Unto Others Never fail to treat everyone who has influence over your initiative, and in fact everyone involved, with politeness and respect. Your professionalism will be noticed and appreciated. - Submitted by Nancy Spratt, HCBC Recreation Coordinator COVID-19 Statement and Updates (as at April 7, 2020) We are all in this together. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone including HCBC members and the entire BC Equestrian Community. We want to assure you that HCBC is in regular communication with Equestrian Canada and the other provincial organization to ensure our recommendations to the industry are keeping up with the current situation. We have built a resource page for programs and information that may assist members that we will continue to update and maintain and can be found here: https://hcbc.ca/newsevents/covid-19-statement-and-updates/. Further, we would like to encourage all of the BC equestrian community groups to stay in touch to make sure everyone is able to provide care for their equines during these tough times. There will be individuals who become ill or who cannot buy feed or care for their animals and may need help, please check in on those around you and remember we are in this together. Reach out to those around you, call to check up or just to chat, many people are missing the social aspect being involved in equestrian activities brings. If you have the means to help, please reach out to those who may need it. We hope that we can all return to our regular activities soon, until then, we hope you stay healthy and that we can all work together to take care of one another. The BC horse community is resilient and we will come through this together.

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

MAY 2020


News from BC Welsh Pony & Cob Association By Debbie Miyashita


he BC Welsh Pony & Cob Association wishes to announce our 2020 Booster Program. In the following events around BC, we will be providing some cash prizes in select classes for high placing Welsh ponies, cobs or part-breds: Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) Pot O Gold Open Show Barriere Fair Chilliwack Fair Cariboo Trails CDE The Ranch CDE Bulkley Valley Fair (to be confirmed) Cowichan Valley Fair (to be confirmed)

These will include some halter, some riding and some driving classes, as well as high placing Welsh in both arena driving classes and Combined Driving events. The club is also rebuilding its base membership so, for this year only, membership fees have been reduced by 50%!! Now is a great time to join (or rejoin) the BC Welsh. Membership form is on our Facebook page - check it out for news, advertisements for ponies, cobs, harness and tack and carts, as well as just photos and news of what Welsh are doing in BC. Feel free to post on the page too if you’re looking for a Welsh or have a lovely pony, cob or part-bred for sale. And remember… “Welsh is a breed for all disciplines!” - Debbie Miyashita, Secretary, BC Welsh Pony and Cob Association

Vintage Riders Equestrian Club …for the love of horses! By Simonne Rempel


e are living in some unsettling and challenging times. COVID-19 is affecting the lives of us all. For the horse enthusiast, it means limited barn access, no riding lessons, clinics, or shows. For us as a club, we have had to postpone our March and April meetings. In March, we were looking forward to our annual Games Night with Marta McIntosh. It is always such a fun and entertaining evening. For our April meeting, we were planning an informative night with Abby Cline on bitting. Advice on how to help your horse be comfortable in the bridle. In the beginning of March and despite the windy day, a group of four members rode in our St. Patrick’s Day group trail ride at Campbell Valley Park. We postponed our Working Equitation clinic that was planned for the end of March. In April, we planned on having Megan Pinfield, a clinical counsellor, who was to speak to us on “dealing with fear.” Our Easter Bonnet group trail ride was cancelled, and we postponed our favourite Poles clinic with Jessie Blackmon. The first series of the poles clinic was to commence at the end of April. Who knows what the future holds, but we are optimistic, and we are looking forward to getting back together when it is safe to do so. Until then, we are practicing social distancing by riding alone on the local trails and at our barns. For those that are unable to visit the barn, maybe some tack cleaning is in order or a continuing education course online. We look forward to the day when we can meet again, ride together, and enjoy our clinics together as a club. We wish you good health, and we hope that you can find some peace and relaxation with your horses. Together we can get through this.

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Vintage Riders Equestrian Club is a gathering of horse enthusiasts within the Fraser Valley to explore and offer all forms of horsemanship… with less importance placed on competition and more emphasis on fun and enjoyment of our horses and learning new skills. Creating an opportunity where horsemen and horsewomen can share their knowledge and skills in a non-judgmental environment. Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome. We meet every 3rd Tuesday in Fort Langley to enjoy fellowship and a speaker and host a variety of clinics. Find us on Facebook at Vintage Riders Equestrian Club – public, email: vintageriders@shaw.ca

2020 Upcoming Events: Annual Treasure Hunt Postponed Pole Clinic – Postponed

Megan Pinfield - Postponed May Flower Trail Ride Otter Co-op Field Trip Destination Rides

Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show By Karen Podolski


ur annual three-day, three-judge event is the largest Welsh show in western Canada, and in 2019 it was the only Welsh show across BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. This year’s show takes place August 7-9 at the Westerner Park in Red Deer AB. Offering classes for Welsh Ponies and Cobs, alongside many open classes—registered and unregistered ponies and horses are most welcome. This is a family-friendly show with competitive and fun classes for all ages and skill levels. We have a variety of in-hand, riding, and driving classes—from Welsh, Sport Pony, and Model Hunter halter classes to English,

2019 Supreme Ch. under Judge Cappellanti: Alvesta Naiya, 2011 Section B mare. Photo: Sarah’s Equine Design.

Western, hunter/jumper, and gymkhana ridden classes to driving, showmanship, and costume. For Welsh breeders and owners, this is one of only several Welsh shows across Western Canada, with three qualified judges officiating. Meanwhile, there are plenty of open classes for all breeds. The 2020 event is pending COVID-19 recommendations. For more information, pictures, and articles:   Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildRoseShow Website: www.piperp13.wixsite.com/wildroseshow/

2019 Youngstock Futurity Supreme Ch. under Judge Caldwell: Alvesta Owain, 2018 Section B colt.

2019 Supreme Ch. under Judge Burtness: Clanfair Mirabeau, 2011 Section B stallion.

Equestrian Canada Equestre, www.equestrian.ca


questrian Canada (EC) 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. Recommendations for Canadian Equine Farms & Equestrian Facilities Several municipal and provincial bodies have fined or are prepared to fine equestrian facilities that operate in violation of government directives. Please reach out to your local government authorities if you would like to discuss compliance or disciplinary measures such as fines or forced closure as they relate to any applicable states of emergency or government mandates. Facility Operations Due to federal, provincial/territorial and local government recommendations on the movement of individuals, as well as the current states of emergency declared by provinces/territories, EC and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) recommend that all farms and facilities that host equestrian-related activities, including but not limited to boarding stables and lesson barns, cease public-

facing and non-essential activities until greenlit by the aforementioned government authorities. EQUESTRIAN CANADA COVID-19 UPDATE (as at April 10, 2020) Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to share the following updates from the fourth week of responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. EC’s key actions in the past week (April 4-9): * Began regular meetings with the return to competition working group to develop a framework that will protect the health and welfare of horses upon competition reinstatement across all disciplines. The goal of this working group is to establish resources for training and competition reintroduction as informed by current science-based literature. * Began data analysis from the survey to gather business profiles from equine farms and equestrian facilities. Aggregate data and conclusions from this analysis will be used in EC’s advocacy efforts, as well as shared publicly in the coming weeks. * Completed a survey of all EC sanctioned competition organizers to assess the financial implications of suspending competitions due to COVID-19. This data will be used in a report for Sport Canada, as well as used by EC to analyze and support competition needs. * Worked on developing digital materials for the continued training and education of coaches in a virtual environment. EC is making every effort to ensure continuous, thorough and up-to-date communication concerning the COVID-19 pandemic with updates available on our website. MAY 2020


Chilliwack Riding Club By Riesa Kyne, President


sincerely hope that all of you, our members, families, and loved ones here and abroad are well. It’s hard to put into words how devastating this virus is. My thoughts and best wishes go out to everyone. That being said, we are suspending our organized activities for the time being. Facilities are closed, but we’ll endeavor to carry on once it is safe to do so. The Chilliwack Riding Club hosted our second Gymkhana of the season on March 8th. We had such a fantastic turnout and we’re really looking forward to seeing our

riders out competing as soon as possible. Highpoint Awards go to: Leadline: Alec Kyne & Amelia Manley Peewee: Hayden Thompson Junior: Emerson Vanleeuwen & Ciara O’Rourke Intermediate: Kassie Brennan Novice: Shane Thomson Senior: Dallas Feragen-Forbes Everyone stay safe! Reach out if you need a hand.

The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association

By Bren Pickel

Committed to Therapeutic Riding and Equine-Assisted Therapies throughout Canada


or 40 years, the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association has been working to promote the benefits of equine-assisted activities for persons with disabilities and to establish and maintain national standards for instructors and program centres. Now more than ever, CanTRA is working to support and direct in these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We firmly believe that the struggles we are facing today are developing the strengths we need for tomorrow. Is there an opportunity to grow, to serve, to show up differently? Have you considered pursuing the calling of therapeutic equine-assisted actives? The objective of the CanTRA certification program is to produce Canadian Therapeutic Riding Instructors capable of giving knowledgeable, safe, and enjoyable riding instruction to people of Therapeutic riding at Joyriders, PEI. Photo credit: M. Gallant.

various abilities. Working in tandem with Equine Canada rider levels, prospective CanTRA instructors will then partner with a CanTRA member centre and be mentored by a CanTRA instructor. CanTRA has developed a tiered system of certification to ensure the full depth of knowledge, care, and commitment needed for this unique and dynamic profession. CanTRA Basic Instructor (CTRBI) - certified to teach one student in a lesson CanTRA Basic Instructor-2 (CTRBI2) - certified to teach two students in a lesson

CanTRA Intermediate Instructor (CTRII) - certified to teach groups of four students in a lesson Therapeutic riding at Joyriders, PEI. Photo credit: M. Gallant. CanTRA Senior Instructor (CTRSI) - who will take on additional responsibilities of mentoring and the selection and schooling of therapy horses. By creating a foundation of quality training and ongoing support, we will bring positive change to the lives of people through therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities benefiting their mental, social and physical wellbeing. We need to be ready, willing, and able for the time when barn doors open and therapeutic programs are running once again! For more information about Instructor Certification, Educational On-line Webinars, and CanTRA Membership please contact our Head Office at ctra@golden.net

Therapeutic riding at Joyriders, PEI. Photo credit: M. Gallant. 18 • MAY 2020


Follow us on Facebook @CanTRA_ACET and visit www.cantra.ca

Alberta Donkey & Mule Club By Karina Trudel


hat is sweeter than a girl and her donkey? Rosie, a miniature donkey has become a dear friend to Anna. Anna’s family is new to long ears and welcomed Rosie to the family last summer. They attended the Tofield Canada Day Parade (along with their friend Mama the chicken and Anna’s Mom), participated in a fun show where she took Rosie in halter class, lead line, costume class, and rode alongside her mom in the driving class, joined her family at their first Long Ear Days where she was clung to Rosie the whole time whether that meant in the cart with her mom, dressed up in costume, or lighting fires with her dad. Anna and Rosie walked away with the youth championship! They also were a hit at the Tofield Christmas Parade. At home they spend many hours of brushing, treat giving (this is probably why Rosie loves Anna so much), cart riding, riding and being led all over. Much to Anna’s dismay, she has to share Rosie with her mom. This year Anna is determined to ride Rosie all by herself as she now is 4 years old. We look forward to seeing what this summer has in store for this pair! out our website www. Check albertadonkeyandmule.ca and find us on Facebook to see updates on Anna and Rosie and what the rest of our club is up to!

From the April issue… We’re going to give you a bit more time to figure this one out! This unit stands 12” high and 8” wide at the base. It is no ordinary scale. It had a specific use for weighing a very specific commodity. Good luck! From the March issue… The one side says EC ATKINS & CO and on the other side it says NO 9 PAT ... JUN 20 16. There is a blueprint of it on the internet. Congratulations to those below with their answers: John Kulak, New View AB: The item is a ‘Saw Set’. Blades are clamped into the blade vices. Once secured, they are sharpened. The Saw Set can be secured to a bench mount or secured in a table vice. Lynda Norris, Spallumcheen BC: Logging Crosscut Saw & Raker Gauge

This item is 12” long, weighs about 1 lb. Most farmers owned one… back in the old days (prior to 1930).

READERS – What’s your guess? Discuss this item with your friends and send your guess to usedandunique2018@gmail.com

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. MAY 2020


Kelowna Hoofbeats 4-H Club

By Brooke McGee, Trinity Stawnichy, Jordyn Jardine, Haley Burnell and Simone Lamberton


his month the Kelowna Hoofbeats only met with our members once. We met on March 6th and had our annual club sleepover with the clover buds, juniors and seniors. Throughout the night we played many games to get to know all the members. During this pandemic our club has suspended all meetings and events. At this point it is unknown when our next event will be; although, many members have taken this opportunity to ride every day and get our horses in shape. Everyone has also spent time cleaning and organizing our tack rooms. We all hope things will clear up soon, but for now we are all staying home and staying safe.

Peachland Riding Club By Terra-Lee Caverly


e’ve had to cancel our April Gymkhana and we are making decisions at this time on a month-to-month basis. We are following guidelines set forth by the government of BC and Horse Council BC. Members can visit our Facebook site for updates. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2019. Big change for 2020… our Saddle Series races will start at 9 am with the Gymkhana events to follow. 2020 dates (subject to COVID-19 updates): May 31 – Saddles Series & Gymkhana June 21 - Saddles Series & Gymkhana June 27-28 – Canada Day event July 26 - Saddles Series & Gymkhana August 15-16 – Beach Town Rodeo August 23 - Saddles Series & Gymkhana September 27 - Saddles Series & Gymkhana October 18 – Tentative event date and/or Fall Clean-up November 7 – Annual Pub Night Fundraiser November 21 – Awards Banquet

THANK YOU 2019 DIRECTORS For all the time volunteering and your commitment to the club and our events! We are always looking for volunteers so let’s recognize them for stepping up and invite new people to step in! Q u o t e : (l to r): Kevin Froese, Lisa Lagace, Hayley Noble, “Alone we can do so Calista Collins, Darlene Pappas, Sandy Chevallier, little, together we Vangie Neyedli, and below... Tera-Lee Caverly. can do so much!” - Helen Keller I think now would be a good time to post pictures from our 2019 awards!

Leadline Champion Taylor Baranow on Cisco

Novice Champion Keilen Froese on Cowboy

Youth Champion Lauren McGee on Rosie

Peewee champion Chloe Gautron on Crimson

Junior Champion Brooke McGee on Charity

Senior Champion Kim Feist on Miss Texas

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Armstrong Enderby Riding Club By Lauri Meyers


ell 2020 sure has a different idea about horse shows this year! The AERC is still anxiously waiting to hear when we can have our first Show of 2020, as all facility bookings for Parks and Rec in Armstrong have been cancelled through to May 31. Fingers crossed that June will bring the start of the 2020 show season.

From the AERC President, Carmen Letawski-Dyck: “On behalf of the AERC executive board, and to follow protocol of HCBC and along with our insurance provider, and the decision of Armstrong Parks & Recreation (IPE Fairgrounds), the April and May shows have been cancelled. We will continue planning for our June show and we will discuss the possibility of a makeup show later. Please be patient and kind to one another and let’s get through this together. The hope is to squash this virus in its tracks so that we can continue a normal life ASAP! Thank you.” We will be updating our website, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.ca, as well as our Facebook page with the latest changes and news.

Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking News & Award


he CRTWH regrets to announce that our Annual General Meeting, set for May 9, has been postponed until further notice due to concerns over the Corona-19 virus. Registrations will continue to be accepted and processed at Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC), so be sure to send your 2019 applications in before your foal turns one year old. Rates increase substantially after that. CLRC also continues to process transfers and again, sending in a transfer of ownership within one month of the date of sale is the most sensible and least expensive time to do so. ‘THE CANADIAN’ DISTINGUISHED MEMBER AWARD In other news, CRTWH is very pleased to present Jack Gurnett of Bluffton, Alberta with ‘The Canadian’ Distinguished Member Award in recognition of all his contributions to the Canadian Registry and the Tennessee Walking Horse. We sincerely appreciate Jack’s unwavering and continuing

Jack and Sundancer

support for the Tennessee Walking Horse since the early 1970s, and for CRTWH since its inception in 1982. Jack has been an annual member every year since the registry first began and has registered all his Walkers with CRTWH ever since. He served on the CRTWH board, both as a Director and as President, and managed to find a compromise when members were divided on the name of the registry. He put his full support behind positive ID of all our CRTWH horses as soon as that became possible. Jack has owned, bred, and used Walkers since he purchased his first one in the early 1970s and has kept one or more stallions during all those years. Many, many Walkers in Canada bear his Northfork prefix, and many more were sired by the stallions that stood at Northfork Farm. The breed and our registry have been enriched by Jack’s horsemanship, commitment, and support. Thank you, Jack!

A 2018 photo of Jack Gurnett on his current stallion Northfork Top Traveller, with four Northfork Farm Walker mares in the background.

Jack and Dark Summer Chapel Belle, ready for the Rimbey AB parade. MAY 2020


Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley March 30, 2020 Message from Pia Petersen, President BCQHA


his is an unprecedented time in our history and the equine industry here in British Columbia and globally. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on the health of our loved ones, the businesses we rely on, the health of the economy, the equine community and the way we live our daily lives. It is a time like this that courage, consideration of others, generosity and resilience will make a difference. I know that many businesses of all sizes including the equine industry are under stress and many are facing significant hardships. We all need to support our trainers/coaches, barn owners and staff at this time. They have a strong relationship with the equine community and have been requested to follow the guidelines and recommendations from local, provincial and federal health

As for LMQHA… A lot has happened since our last article... borders closed, gatherings limited, we are in the thick of social distancing and there are many changes to our industry. Equine Canada, along with all provincial subsidiaries put out mandated recommendations for barns, farms, coaches, trainers, etc. At its heart it says that only essential staff should attend and no lessons, etc. Different municipalities have shut down all recreation programs as well, which is to include riding. There is conflicting and vague information being put out on whether barns will be covered by insurance for those that don’t comply and allow riding on premises as we are in a health state of emergency (dependent on insurance provider or even different people from the same provider). There is also information being disseminated that it is being advised not to ride as horses are unpredictable, and there is concern of fallen riders taking up medical resources and exposure

agencies on dealing with the COVID-19 virus to best keep everyone safe. Many of us now have more time and what a better way than to enjoy our horses. I implore all of you to consider your actions and do what is a best for loved ones, including those that care for your horses. Included in our website newsletter is an article from Horse Council of British Columbia which I strongly encourage everyone to read. The American Quarter Horse Association has made numerous difficult decisions over the past few weeks including cancelling the 2020 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas, all Novice Championship Shows and now the Youth World Cup Show. At this time they have also announced revised qualifications for the AQHA Youth World Show, AQHA Select World Show and AQHA World Show this fall. Please refer to the AQHA website for more details. Our local zones have all had to make difficult decisions and cancel numerous shows and activities scheduled for this spring and summer, updates and information will be posted on the BCQ website as they are made available. Please consider supporting our Sponsors, the backbone of our organizations. They have been there for us… now it is time for the BCQ community to give back whenever possible. I would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all of our health care workers, first responders and emergency workers, food providers (growers, truckers and stores) and their families – you are incredible! To all of our members and families, and the equine community please continue to practice Safe Social Distancing, Stay Home and Stay Safe! - Sincerely, Pia Petersen

at the hospital to COVID. This will be a hard period for horse owners, trainers, coaches, etc. and will undoubtedly put stress and strain on all those in the industry. We understand and support you. We are all in this together. We encourage you to reach out and connect with your peers to make sure they are okay. Face timing, or a text, or a good old-fashioned phone call goes a long way to those struggling. All that being said, due to COVID-19, we have had to postpone (hopefully not cancel, but time will tell) the Bazaar to October 2nd. We are very much hoping life will have returned to some sense of normalcy by then, but we are preparing for either scenario. Also given the escalation in the pandemic, we made the difficult, but necessary, decision to cancel all but our September Show, which again we are hoping will still be possible. We will provide updates when possible. Until then we hope you stay healthy, stay safe and be well.

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

22 • MAY 2020


The Back Country Horsemen – on both sides of the border Bull Pass crossroads

By Juanita Gibney

Hazy and chilly sunrise

Shortly after joining BCHA, I teamed up with a fellow member from Wyoming and we rode our mules over on the famous Dutchman trail to Charlebois Springs to haul out, by pack mule, intering in Arizona opened up the opportunity to join the local chapter of Back Country Horsemen of America and get to an abandoned camp – accessible only by hiking or equine. It had been a long time since I saddled up in the dark, in freezing involved. The BCHA initiatives and goals parallel those of temperatures – but the incredible sunrise on the trail was worth it! To BCHBC, so to belong to both seemed like a great idea. BCHA has over 11,000 members and 200 chapters. The local chapter shorten the trip we left the Dutchman trail and crossed over Bull Pass here in Apache Junction is a very active one and has over 120 members. Trail – steep, tough and rocky, but enabling us to get in and out in one The chapter is unique in that three quarters of the membership come day. The last half mile to our destination was badly overgrown with from all parts of the US to winter here, and most also belong to a Cat Claw, another work-bee will be planned to go in and open it up. chapter in their home state. So of course there is a huge talent pool - This nasty member of the Acacia family is very fast at removing skin full of great ideas from so many different chapters across the continent. and tearing your clothes. The mules didn’t like it much either – Wilbur The majority of this chapter is retired, so every day is Saturday – especially, at 17hh. Armed with GPS coordinates to locate the and often more than one activity is scheduled trash, we found it quickly and managed to get the each week. Activities may include pistol training, 4 partially filled garbage bags and 4 old sleeping social trail riding, volunteering for a trail clearing bags successfully loaded on our one pack mule. activity, every week. Desert safety and survival Sadly, while we were locating the load, we came training is popular - and offered frequently. upon another two abandoned campsites that With such a large number of trails here in this will require another trip in for removal. A great area – so many with trailheads within a half hour reason to come back soon! drive – there’s lots to do. Several trails have been This rugged outback is on the list for a packadopted with the chapter assuming stewardship trip next winter. From Charlebois Springs you can to aid in maintaining them. Most recently we do several great day trips, all offering fascinating have taken responsibility for two local sections evidence of the original inhabitants and the old of the Arizona Trail, which reaches from the prospector’s mining activities. Mexican border to Utah and is over 800 miles long. The chapter works closely with state and Over the years, it has been great to get to federal forestry service. These initiatives remind know so many like-minded trail riders sharing me a lot of the work BCHBC has done on the a common goal – preserving the trails and Pacific Crest Trail (Manning Park to Mexico) and protecting the right to ride - on both sides of the Rocky trails and Cat Claw other provincial trails. border.


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

President: Brian Wallace, president@bchorsemen.org, 250-569-2324 Vice President: Rose Schroeder, milkmaid@shaw.ca, 604-854-1245 • Vice President: Scott Walker • Vice President: Verna Houghtaling Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, klldt13@hotmail.com - 250-832-1596 • Secretary: Lisa Galanov, lisa@owspower.ca, 250-672-0099 Past President: Ybo Plante, farmgirlbc@gmail.com, 250-361-6290

MAY 2020


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

CANADIAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION 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.


BARRIERE & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com, bdrcwebinfo@gmail.com, Darcey Woods, President, 250-318-9975 4/20

BC PAINT HORSE CLUB www.bcphc.com, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. cathyglover@telus.net 2/21







Certifying equine professionals such as riding coaches & equine facility managers. CHA accredits equine facilities for insurance discounts & publishes educational horsemanship manuals & hosts networking conferences. Visit www.CHA.horse To find a certified equine professional or accredited site visit www.CHAinstructors.com


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

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Want to enjoy miles of beautiful new trails with your equine partner in BC? Try Endurance Riding!

BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, www.bcqha.com Contact Carolyn Farris, email cfarris@telus.net 6/20

FRASER VALLEY’S OWN ‘GRASSROOTS’ CLUB dedicated to promoting the sport of cutting to enthusiasts of all levels See us on acebook & Instagram




BC LOWER MAINLAND PONY CLUB For horse lovers ages 6-25; Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, PPG & more! Carol McDonald, carolmcd@shaw.ca 5/20



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 INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 9/20 asmarawg@telus.net, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ.



BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Ellen Hockley 250-572-7516, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, www.bccarriagedriving.com 5/21


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

We welcome all levels of riders and all breeds of equines.

Info on clinics and events at www.erabc.com

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


or e-mail: bcrcha@gmail.com

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

10/20 6/16


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

3/21 9/20

2/21 11/18

BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOCIATION (Grand Forks BC), Offering shows, gymkhanas, clinics & more. See us on Facebook, 250-443-3191, kmespenhain@telus.net 3/21

8/20 12/20

INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION www.ichacutting.com New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 7/20

Be Kind

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

To One

LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, www.langleyriders.com. English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 9/20

Another 24 • MAY 2020

LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com, http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA 11/20 SADDLEUP.CA

Clubs & Associations NORTH OK THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-549-0105 www.notra.info Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 7/20 OLIVER & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, Pres: Dawn MacRae 250-689-0156, anewdawn101@outlook.com, Clinics, Summer Show & more, see our FB page 4/21 7/20

100 Mile & District Outriders

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

CLUBS... your listing could be here, year-round, starting at only $100 per year (for 12 issues); plus we give you a FREE LINK on our website. See page 4 for contact info.



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


27-May 3 LADYSMITH (V. Island) BC Learn equine massage! Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 30-May 3 AAHABC MAY CLASSIC (Region 5 & 17 Qualifier), Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC, Marla, marlapatterson222@gmail.com, www.aahabc.com


1 REAL DEAL RANCH HORSE SALE, Showcase 2 pm, Perlich Bros., Lethbridge AB, Nichole 403-329-3101, www.perlich.com 1-2 ***CANCELLED - WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE SALE, Cow Palace, Olds AB, Barb 403-933-5765, www.wrdha.com 1-4 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC W/GLENN STEWART (Stage 1 & Workshop), Terrace BC, Rowena 250-641-0072, rowena.rccs@gmail.com 2 TACK SALE (10-2), Armstrong Curling Club, Armstrong BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 2 SPRING HORSE SALE, 11 am, Perlich Bros., Lethbridge AB, Nichole 403-329-3101, www.perlich.com 2 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015, ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 3 LRS JUMPING SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Julia 604-856-7567, juliaperry@telus.net, www.langleyriders.com 4-Jun 12 KAMLOOPS BC 6 week Advanced Equine Massage Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, https://www.equinerehab.ca 7-11 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION w/Dawn Ferster (Beg & Int sessions), Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn 250-808-0738, dawnferster@gmail.com 8-9 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Glenn Stewart (Stage 1 clinic), Smithers BC, Anika 250-846-5494 or anika.gattiker@outlook.com 9 BCCDS MT. SICKER PLEASURE DRIVE, Vancouver Island, pipb@shaw.ca, www.bccarriagedriving.com 9 LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611, mary.ratz@prototype.ca, www.langleyriders.com 9-10 SCEA “A LEARNING CLINIC” – for flat/pleasure & dressage, Williams Lake BC, info SCEAShow@gmail.com 9-10 VREC POLES CLINIC, Langley BC, contact: vintageriders@shaw.ca, on Facebook at Vintage Riders Equestrian Club – Public 10 ***CANCELLED - LMQHA ALL BREED/ALL NOVICE SHOW, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC, http://bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha 10 SCQHA 23RD ANNUAL FUZZY HORSE SHOW, Kelowna Riding Club, Kelowna BC, www.bcqha.com, contact Tracy Schell 250-212-9636 10-11 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Glenn Stewart (Advanced Workshop clinic), Smithers BC, Anika 250-846-5494 or anika.gattiker@outlook.com 15-17 BCTCPA CATTLE PENNING, Armstrong BC, www.bctcpa.ca 15-18 BCCDS BS & DRIVE FDTs, Prince George (Cariboo), chefor@telus.net, www.bccarriagedriving.com SUSAN STEWART MEMORIAL CUTTING CLINIC, Zirnhelt Ranch, 16-18 (Cherry Creek) Kamloops BC, www.bccha.ca 16-18 BRIDLED STOCK HORSE SERIES w/Miles Kingdon, Horsemanship/Cattle Handling, Kamloops BC, David Ciriani 250-377-5996, dvciriani@me.com

17 CRC GYMKHANA, 9 am, Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, contact chilliwackridingclub@gmail.com 17 LRS COWBOY OBSTACLE CHALLENGE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226, Tyler.bethany2014@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 23 ***POSTPONED - LMQHA HORSEMENS BAZAAR (50th Anniversary), Fairgrounds, Abbotsford BC, www.bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha (moved to Oct. 3rd) 23 BCCDS DRESSAGE & DERBY FUN DAY, Thompson Okanagan, The Ranch, Pritchard BC, rsdoutz@gmail.com, www.bccarriagedriving.com 23-24 BCCDS LARRY BRINKER DRIVING CLINIC, Vancouver Island, pipb@shaw.ca, www.bccarriagedriving.com 23-24 SOUTHLANDS SPRING DRESSAGE Bronze/Gold, Vancouver BC 23-24 AMANDA SELF REINING CLINIC, Rockin R Ranch, Pritchard BC, Renee 250-804-8039 or renee.lacheur@gmail.com 24 AERC CLINIC – HORSEMANSHIP & EQUITATION, Armstrong BC, pre-register at AERCcanada@gmail.com 28-29 BCCDS LARRY BRINKER DRIVING CLINIC, Thompson Okanagan, theranchbc@gmail.com, www.bccarriagedriving.com 29-31 ***CANCELLED - CANTRA NATIONAL CONFERENCE, Olds College, Olds AB, 519-767-0700, www.cantra.ca 29-31 RENDEZVOUS (Gateway to the North), Back Country Horsemen of BC, Prince George BC, contact Sandra Erickson at wccc@telus.net or 250-991-6480 30 LRS BARREL RACE, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Paul 604-773-5319, pritchot@yahoo.ca, www.canadianbarrelracing.com 30-31 BCCDS HORSE DRIVING TRIALS, Thompson Okanagan, The Ranch, Pritchard BC, theranchbc@gmail.com, www.bccarriagedriving.com 30-31 KELOWNA DRESSAGE SHOW Bronze/Gold, Kelowna BC 30-31 RIDER CONFIDENCE CLINIC w/Debbie Hughes, BHA Grounds, Grand Forks BC, contact Madalene at kmespenhain@telus.net or 250-443-3191 30-31 WORKING EQUITATION CLINIC w/Darcy Henkel & Birgit Stutz, Irwin Insights Level 4 Master Cert. Trainers, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster BC, www.fallingstarranch.ca 30-31 PRC 6th ANNUAL SPRING FLING SHOW, West/Eng/H/J, Princeton BC, see PRC Facebook page, or email Stephanie at santonick@hotmail.com 31 LRS GAMES DAY, LRS arena, Langley BC, Ngaire 778-277-0015, ngaire.smart@gmail.com, www.langleyriders.com 31 ***CANCELLED - AERC HORSE SHOW, 9 am start, Agriplex, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.ca 31 PRC SADDLE SERIES & GYMKHANA, Peachland BC, www.peachlandridingclub.com


6 6 7

ENG/WEST RIDE A PATTERN/% DAY, judged by Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, Desert Park, Osoyoos BC, Oliver & District Riding Club, see us on FB LRS JUMPING SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Julia 604-856-7567, juliaperry@telus.net, www.langleyriders.com LRS ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Mary 778-878-0611, mary.ratz@prototype.ca, www.langleyriders.com

MORE DATES AT SADDLEUP.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! 26 • MAY 2020


Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS

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

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

For Horses DR. REED’S Supplements

www.choicehotels.ca/cn235 • Chilliwack, BC 4/15 6/20


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



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




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


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


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



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


TURNING POINT RANCH (Pritchard BC) 250-577-3526. Full care, rest, rehab, retirement, geriatric. www.turningpointranch.ca or see us on Facebook 5/20



 Driveways

 Barns

 Metal

ARMSTRONG 1-250-546-9174

 Garages  Houses Roofing  Metal Siding

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


CHILLIWACK 1-877-847-3735

wholesale panels & gates | pet food | bagged feed


8/18 10/20


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



Wanted Wranglers / Trail Guides Guide on Guest Ranch / Horse pack trips www.chilcotinholidays.com

8/19 9/20

D E A D LI N E 5th of each month


FEED DEALERS ASHCROFT HOME BUILDING CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Co-op Dealer & Pet Foods. You can find us on Facebook 9/20 MAY 2020


Business Services FEED DEALERS


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.

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


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


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

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

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


TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 8/20


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.HORSEGEARCANADA.COM - online shopping - always open! Tack, hoof boots, nutritional products, grooming products & more. 4/21 WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Bedding, Footwear 4/21


GUEST RANCHES WWW.MEADOWLAKEGUESTRANCH.COM (Clinton BC) toll free 1-833-238-1200 Back country trails, bed & bale, multiple updated private lodgings on 700+ acres 7/20

PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. www.petersentrailers.ca 5/20 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (1645 Eagle Rock Rd., Armstrong BC) 250-308-8980, RVs to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 7/20


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

CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, www.cummings.ca 10/20 5/20

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

Solve Insurance Services Inc.  250-861-3777

CARLWOODSPERFORMANCEHORSES.COM (Kelowna BC) 250-808-1486, Pleasure, Reining, Roping, Cowhorse, Colts started, Farrier service 6/20 6/20

DAWN FERSTER (Kelowna BC) Coaching/Training/Workshops 250-808-0738 Mountain Trail/Western/Dressage, see Damarhe Training on FB 2/21 8/20

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

28 • MAY 2020


International Clinician and Horseman 1-877-728-8987 www.thehorseranch.com

Business Services TRAINERS/COACHES


JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses® www.JonathanField.net, 1-888-533-4353 9/20

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

LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLES (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. www.lpperformancehorses.com 6/20

INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 7/20

LISA WIEBEN (Bowden AB) www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com, Clinics, Training, Lessons, Centered Riding/Western & English Dressage 5/20

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

MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) Clinics & Horse Training, Working Equitation, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Wilderness Trail. www.mwsporthorses.com 7/20

WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, www.walesequine.com 7/20

SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, www.sandylanghorsemanship.com 7/20

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


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

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


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Call 1-866-546-9922 for more info Stallions & Breeders 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

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


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:

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


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

6/20 3/17

Rare Breeds Dragonfly Acres Offering Quality Offspring By: Fell: Murthwaite Talisman Imported, FPS approved, FIS clear Versatile, working breed

Friesian: Otto Fan Kenettas Ster, FHANA, CFHA Graceful and majestic

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



per issue

www.dragonflyacres.ca Lisa 604-817-8596 • Langley, BC



BREEDERS SPECIAL 2 Tennessee Walking proven broodmares open, and ready for your choice to breed for a 2021 foal.



Cocoa Latte Lady (US reg 20903998/BL/S) Born 2009 Super Gaited! Lead, load, not under saddle. Together $2,500 plus GST

REGISTERED TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES Pop’s retired and Mamma wants to travel; so we have some nice broke mares and one hen-pecked gelding for sale. All are well-handled, well-maintained horses who will make excellent riding companions for experienced horse people.

Cocoa Buck’s Crown Ruby (US reg 21100817/CR Cremello) Born 2011 Buck Call or text 204-212-1960 (Invermere BC) E-mail: kinchcreek@hotmail.ca

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

Call 403-931-3575 (leave a message) Or e-mail us at dwbaker@platinum.ca (Millarville AB)

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) 5/20



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

5/20 11/19


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


Complete Balanced Bioavailable Source Of Essential MACRO and MICRO nutrients for HEALTHY HORSES WWW.ULTRA-KELP.COM



~ Harness ~ Farrier Supplies ~ Horse/Pet Supplies & Feeds ~ Sure Crop Feed Dealer Deep Creek General Store


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