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By Dr. Christa Harder DVM, Dawson Creek Vet Clinic

espiratory conditions are the second most common problem limiting performance after lameness therefore a cough is worth investigating! Though breathing hard, coughing frequently and having large amounts of nasal discharge are common signs that your horse may have some respiratory issues, other not as common signs may be: ~ In the upper airway (nostrils, nasal passages, pharynx, and part of the larynx): abnormal respiratory noise, exercise intolerance and coughing. ~ In the lower airway (affecting everything from the back of the throat to the lungs): nasal discharge (usually from both nostrils) and mucous, exercise intolerance blood in the nostrils after work and labored breathing at rest. Since most of the symptoms for various conditions are quite similar it is important to bring your horse to a veterinarian for a thorough examination to achieve a diagnosis and develop a proper treatment plan. A respiratory exam starts with a thorough physical exam and history followed by listening to the horse’s upper and lower airway at rest and after being worked. From there the veterinarian will determine what diagnostic tests to perform. If an upper airway disease is suspected the veterinarian will often recommend an endoscopic exam of the horse’s nasal passage/ throat. For this procedure we sedate the horse and pass a small camera up the airway to visualize the nasal passages (looking for masses/obstructions/evidence of bleeding) and the back of the throat (look for evidence of an obstruction that could interfere with breathing). Dramatic respiratory obstructions will be seen at rest, but some only present during exercise, therefore we may also refer you for a dynamic respiratory scope which involves videotaping the horse’s airway with a camera during strenuous exercise. These upper airway obstructions often result in a noise made from the throat during exercise. A few of the common causes of this are an ethmoid hematoma, dorsal displacement of the soft palate, epiglottic entrapment and laryngeal hemiplegia. Most of the upper airway obstructions often involve surgery to correct.

Lower airway disease is even more common in our equine athletes and involves an abnormality in the lungs of the horse. Once your veterinarian determines the problem is coming from the lower airway there are a few diagnostic tests we will use to further identify the problem. An excellent test that we are performing more commonly now is called a broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) which involves putting a very long tube down the horse’s windpipe into the small airways within the lungs. We then flush a small amount of saline in and out of that area to collect cells in that area of the lungs. The sample is then sent to an equine veterinary respiratory specialist who analyzes the sample and sends us back a report and treatment plan. The BAL helps identify inflammation/asthma in the lungs plus degree of severity as well as if the horse has been bleeding after strenuous exercise. Both of these conditions are very common in our western performance horses, especially barrel racing horses, and this test has been helping us identify respiratory problems much sooner than we used to. A simple cough after a barrel run might be more than you expect and identifying problems early can prevent more severe respiratory problems from developing in the future. If you suspect your horse may have a lower airway problem it is best to bring them in within a week of strenuous work so we have a better chance of identify damage post exercise.

Treatment for lower airway inflammation/allergies has come a long way and besides learning how to modify the horse’s environment we have various nebulizers and puffers available now to treat the horse effectively early in the course of the disease process. Prevention and early diagnosis are key to minimizing long term damage in many of these respiratory conditions, therefore if you suspect your horse is having any respiratory problems please contact us at the Dawson Creek Veterinary Clinic. (See their listing in our Business Services section under VETERINARIANS) November 2018


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By Christa Miremadi

ver the years I’ve fallen into patterns and routines that were created in an attempt to provide horsemanship support, instruction and guidance to both humans and horses in a reliable and predictable way. Although I got into teaching and training as a result of an undeniable passion for being with horses, I’m also passionate about helping people. Whether two legged or four, I really enjoy watching the changes that dedicated and committed students can create. I’ve watched many people turn nervous, flighty and insecure horses into solid, reliable and confident partners through consistent boundaries, appropriately timed releases and dedicated commitment. As a result, I’ve also watched the anxious, timid and insecure owners blossom into bold, strong and kind leaders when they trusted my guidance and applied the changes I suggested. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s not the horses that need to change in order to create a different outcome. The changes we’re seeking with our horses always start with gaining control of ourselves and making changes there first. In order to help the human students I work with to develop these new patterns and changes within themselves, I’ve offered weekly private lessons, weekly group session and countless clinics and workshops. It’s been my observation and experience that both horses and people are best able to learn new patterns and gain a deeper, more meaningful understanding when they’re given an opportunity to apply their new skills in a practical and real way. Horses also seem to learn best when the human’s attention is divided between the horse and a mutually achievable task, making them a teammate or partner rather than an opponent. Because of this, I’ve also offered many practical lesson series’ to anyone who cared enough about their horsemanship or the relationship with their horse to join, such as: Respect the Beef (Ranch Style Stockmanship), Flag (mechanical cow) sessions, Mountain Trail, Working Smoke’s favourite reward in the whole Equitation, Hoof Ball, world, a belly rub, during a Working Equitation Clinic with Trish Hyatt. Garrocha, Drill Team Photo by Ann Vandrick. and many other group 6 • November 2018


Smoke and I, working with Miles Kingdon in a private lesson before his Stockmanship Clinic at Seven Half Diamond Ranch last summer. Photo by Pinto Miremadi. lessons focused on providing horse and human teams with mutually achievable tasks that would challenge their communication, timing, control and confidence, all while providing them with a real life way to expose those areas that might be functioning below ideal, work on them and measure their achievements. I’ve loved every moment of teaching and supporting both the humans and horses and I look forward to continuing on this path, watching more riders and horses come together, grow as partners and challenge themselves and each other to reach new goals. However, I feel very strongly that I can only help others if I too am still learning and growing myself. I’ve made it a priority over the years, to take time for myself and my own horses, not only to work on our communication in the arena or develop the skills that we’ll be teaching and demonstrating for our students, but also to challenge ourselves and push ourselves into new areas of learning. Each year I try to do at least one or two things that are just for us. This past year I was especially selfish, taking clinics in: Working Equitation with my younger gelding Smoke, Working Equitation and Stockmanship with my older gelding Cisco, and I took Smoke along to experience yet another Stockmanship clinic that I was fortunate enough to audit. A few years back, as another way to push myself and the relationship with my horse, I began my journey into learning the traditional and incredibly beautiful system of the Californio Bridlehorse with my old gelding FIre. Since then, I have continued this journey with both Cisco and Smoke. Finding new and exciting ways to challenge ourselves with skills or activities that we don’t yet know how to do, keeps us fresh and learning. Most importantly, however, I believe it’s these selfish interruptions to the regular routine to follow our own desires that keeps the passion burning. Diving into the deep end of the unknown and revisiting the feeling of being a complete beginner, with no clue how to do something is one of the most liberating and inspiring feelings I think I’ve had in my adult life. Like riding a brand new trail on which you have no idea what lies around each twist or turn, learning to find my horse’s balance and centre and communicate through

At Hat Creek Ranch, Fire and I, and Daisy took a ride up the hill to clear our minds and enjoy the view. Photo by Carol Dymond. tiny, subtle signals and minute shifts in my weight rather than through pressure and release gave us both a new, exciting and refreshed sense of partnership. I remember very clearly, while on day 4 or 5 of the 6 days I spent learning with Bruce Sandifer at Hat Creek Ranch in 2014, looking over at Bruce and saying, “It’s a very strange feeling to have more than 25 years of experience in the saddle and not having a clue how to do a thing!” That clinic and those words changed my life. Being able to completely let go of what I knew and open myself to learning, experiencing and trying something utterly different created

an opportunity to inspire new experiences, connections and outcomes with my horse while, at the same time, dissolving all of the expectations, both real and perceived that I’ve had for us both. That one clinic and that one moment of letting go opened up a world of possibilities, stronger connections and breathed new life into a passion that I’ve had for as long as I’ve been alive. It reminded me how important it is to challenge myself, step outside my comfort zones and be vulnerable and most importantly it reminded me how necessary it is to work on my own relationship with my horses rather than always focusing on the relationships between my clients and their horses. Because I spend my days providing horsemanship support, instruction and guidance as well as facilitating practical lesson series’ that provide purpose for the skills the humans and the horses are learning, finding time to put my relationships with my own horses first and making sure that I continue to feed the passion can be a challenge. It requires daily

attention, commitment and sometimes it means interrupting the daily routines, packing up the trailer and heading off on an exciting new adventure, just for us! There’s nothing quite as scary or exciting as doing something that you have no idea how to do (and might possibly look ridiculous while doing it) but the more times you step off the edge of the cliff and into the unknown the easier that first step becomes! Christa Miremadi has been working with horses since 1984, and is a partner and facility manager in her family business in Langley, Silver Star Stables, where she also provides riding instruction and conducts horsemanship clinics. Christa is dedicated to creating harmony and building relationships between horses and humans through compassionate communication, and to strengthening partnerships by sharing the horse’s point of view. (See her listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)


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Sale Topper Hip #109 sold for $67,000

he bleachers were full of buyers and viewers excited to see the bidding action for the strong catalogue of quality yearlings in the class of 2018. Hip #109, a spectacular Colonel John colt consigned by Ken Anderson, was the top seller of the sale after being purchased by Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. for the sum of $67,000. Colonel John is a Grade One stakes winning sire with progeny earnings of over $21 million including the multiple graded stakes placed runner and Alberta Horse of the Year, Trooper John. This high selling yearling is out of the successful broodmare True Addiction, producer of five winners including Snappy Sinclair, a multiple graded stakes placed earner of over $370,000. The amount paid for the top yearling of the sale was up by $22,000 over last year when Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. paid $45,000 for a Point of Entry filly out of the Macho Uno mare, Carmen’s Kiss. Ken and Maxine Anderson were very happy with the sale of their top yearling noting that “the result of the O’Prado Again yearling verifies our belief in him (O’Prado Again).” Hip #93, also consigned by Ken Anderson, sold for $53,000 to Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. and was the second highest selling yearling. This colt is by the stakes winning sire O’Prado Again, out of a proven Pulpit broodmare with progeny that already includes eight winners. The top two selling yearlings are both Alberta bred. The third highest seller was Hip #70, a Flat Out filly consigned by Cal Britton as Agent, sold for $36,000 to Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. The leading consignor by gross sales was Ken Anderson who finished the sale with the top two highest priced yearlings and gross sales of $126,300 for his three yearlings. The leading purchaser by gross sales was Riversedge Racing Stables Ltd. with seven yearlings totaling $228,000. Their sale purchases included bloodstock consigned by Moonshine Meadows Ranch, Cal Britton, Ken Anderson and Barb Saunders with pedigrees including the sires Misremembered, Revolutionary, Flat out, O’Prado Again, Bakken Colonel John and Warriors Reward. Jean Kruse, Manager of the CTHS Alberta, was confident that the packed stands and the involvement of new purchasers shows 8 • November 2018


that there is positive growth going forward in the industry. “We had more entries and a strong catalogue so buyers had a lot of choice. Although there was an increase in the number of buy backs and RNAs, many of our breeders are also owners and continue to be optimistic about the industry.” A number of the owners made the choice to keep a horse to either race or sell privately, showing that they are optimistic about the future of racing in Alberta. The final gross sales figure for the yearlings totaled $734,000 with an average of $9,658. The 2018 sales average declined 6% from the 2017 number of $10,233 and the 2018 gross sales number was down 11% from the 2017 total of $828,900. The slight downward trend is consistent with other CTHS Thoroughbred sales across Canada in 2018. There is good reason to be enthusiastic about the Alberta Thoroughbred industry as breeders, owners and fans anticipate the opening of a new track just south of Edmonton in 2019. Century Mile will be the only onemile racetrack in Hip #93 sold for $53,000 western Canada and is expected to offer a minimum of 100 race days per year as well as a racing entertainment centre that will provide all forms of PariMutuel wagering. Owners of Alberta bred thoroughbreds also have the opportunity to share in close to $1 million of additional bonus money through the Owners Breeding Support portion of the Alberta Breed Improvement Program. In 2018, $955,238 is available to be paid to the owners of winning Alberta bred race horses. Further information and complete sales results are available on the CTHS Alberta web site at www.cthsalta.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

By Nigel Reid

Sale Topper Hip #83

BC-Bred the highlight of a Redekop-bought quartet ritish Columbia Racing Hall of Fame owner Peter Redekop struck four times at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Yearling & Mixed Sale on September 11, securing four high-profile hips for a total of $243,000. The highlight of the quartet on the night was the subsequent sales topper Tommy Won, a strapping chestnut son of Tapiture out of the Stakes winning mare, Two To Get Ready (Perfect Mandate), secured by Redekop for $86,000. Consigned by Prescott Farms, the good-sized January foal is a half-brother to former CTHS Sales Stakes winner Princess Katie (Finality) and is from a family that includes the California Derby runner-up, Cahill Chrome. Redekop’s racing manager, Bryan Anderson, explained that it was a matter of all parties being in complete agreement in the merits of the colt. Anderson said: “Blaine Wright

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[trainer] was up from Seattle and together with Phil Hall we all agreed we liked him. And Peter [Redekop] liked the page, so we bought him. He was consigned by good people who always do such a great job with their horses.”

According to Anderson, Tommy Won will remain in BC and will be trained by leading Hastings handler, Phil Hall. Redekop began his shopping spree by securing a son of Shanghai Bobby for $56,000 from Glen Todd’s North American Thoroughbred Horse Company early in the sale, before moving on to strike winning bids for a Second In Command colt from White House Stables for $27,000 and another son of Shanghai Bobby for $74,000 – the second biggest price of a day which saw plenty of competition for the right horses. “As always, the right sort of horses made good money,” Anderson said, a sentiment echoed by CTHS BC President, Grant Watson.

Watson said: “Given that we offered almost 20 percent fewer yearlings for sale this year, the figures have held up remarkably well and significantly fewer horses failed to make their reserve price than in 2017. While it’s true that we did not reach the heights of last year, there was lots of competition for the right individuals. I want to thank all our consignors who have again done a magnificent job in preparing and selling a typically strong crop of yearlings into what we must admit remains an uncertain market place. Huge thanks go to all the purchasers who supported the sale so enthusiastically this week. We wish them all the very best of luck with their new horses and we look forward eagerly to seeing them in action at Hastings and beyond next year.” Leading consignor at the annual sale, held at the world class Thunderbird Showpark equestrian venue in Langley, was Jamie Demetrick, as agent. Demetrick’s six hips grossed $132,500, including $50,000 for a colt by firstseason BC-based sire, Bakken. The only son of Distorted Humor standing in Western Canada had 17 of his first crop of yearlings offered for sale, by far the most by any sire at the auction, and almost all of them were snapped up.

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By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz Photos by Lisa Wieben

Rider: Chloe Schaber and “Apache” As the rider entered the arena her horse was ‘looky’ and ‘high-headed’. The rider braced against the horse by pushing down into her stirrups and tensing through her back, causing an arched back in the horse. Somatic Rider understands that this freedom allows them to maintain correct position and balance in the saddle and allows for the optimum performance of the horse. The brain controls our muscles, and it retains the muscle contractions that we use the most, desirable or not. When we do something often, that pattern of movement gets stored in our subconscious, just like any habit. It becomes a learned pattern that we essentially forget about. This is called Sensory Motor Amnesia (SMA). Often, aches and pains are associated with it due to a build-up of lactic acid. Constantly contracted muscle also causes fatigue, and we may feel tired all








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As the rider began to bring her body into alignment the mare began to respond. In this photo the rider is still holding through her back and shoulders and you can see the mare is still not lifting through her back.

the time. But strength is also affected because a muscle that is chronically contracted to say 30 per cent of its usual length has only 70 per cent available for work. Many people attribute this tiredness and lack of strength to “getting older”, but it is reversible. Three distinct reflex muscle patterns may develop in the body over time due to stress, injuries, surgeries, and repetitive movements. These were noted by Thomas Hanna, the creator of Hanna Somatics. Today we will look at the first: The Green Light Reflex – the “Go, Go, Go” reflex! When we are late for work, when there is an emergency, when we jump into action, or when you are rushing around to get things done, all the muscles in the back of the body move us forward. Eventually those muscles become tight. The tightness in the back of the body can result in lower back pain, tight hamstrings, abductors and glutes, tightness in the neck, and perhaps sciatic pain. A person standing in this reflex will be standing with their knees locked, feet turned Green Light Reflex out slightly, their back will be arched (Jordan Wieben Illustrator) and their head will be pulled back. Green Lights shows up in the saddle when we hear “sit up straight.” The rider will, typically, arch the back, lift the chest, and pull the neck back. This rotates the pelvis, pushing down in the front, while the seat bones will point toward the hind legs, blocking the horse’s forward energy. The rider will also push into the stirrups since this arched position leaves them with less balance. The back of the leg muscles tighten (calves, hamstrings, glutes) and the rider’s springs (ankles, knees, and hips) will become locked. With this downward energy the horse

Here the rider has a deeper connection to the saddle, rather than tipping her pelvis. Her lower back has relaxed more and the horse is responding by lifting her back. The rider could still relax her shoulders more, which we will address in the next article.

Arch and Round – Rider: Jacklyn Hegberg and “Maverick” In this photo the rider is going into the arch with an inhale, allowing her chin to drop toward her chest. This turns on the Green Light Reflex consciously, bringing awareness to the area of tightness, allowing the rider to then relax the reflex.

will not lift at the withers. The effect on the horse can be seen in comparable parts. If the rider’s back is tight, the horse’s back will be tight, since the rider will not be able to follow the movement with ease. If the rider locks their ankles this relates to movement in the horse’s hocks. The rider’s knee relates to the horse’s stifle, hips relate to hips, neck to neck, etc. In fact, by increasing awareness into your own body, you can release tension in your horse’s body. It is suggested that we maintain 75 per cent awareness on our own body condition and positioning and 25 per cent onto the horse. The horse must carry us, but we are able to create a partnership that allows them to carry us easily! The goal of Somatics is to regain the full length and use of the muscles and rebalance the body for freedom of movement. We do this through gentle movements that address each pattern and bring conscious awareness back to the areas of tightness. This resets the muscle memory and alignment is regained as a result. With our own alignment correct, we can now align with our horses, helping them release unnecessary tension and allowing us to perform to the best of our ability. Some of the benefits of Somatics are: improved posture, mobility, strength, and co-ordination; improved athletic skills; relief from long-term pain, headaches, painful joints and muscles, sciatica, hip/knee/foot pain, frozen shoulder, repetitive use injuries, neck/shoulder/back pain, whiplash, and breathing problems. In Part 2 and 3 we will discuss the other two reflexes: the Red Light reflex and the Trauma reflex.

Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Equine Canada Competition Coach, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Trainer, and Essential Somatic Clinical Practitioner. Her passion is working with riders of all ages who experience pain, tightness, and loss of flexibility to gain balance and greater freedom of movement. She is located in Mountain View County, AB. Somatic Rider Clinics and Confidence Connection Clinics. www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com.

By contracting in the front of the body, allowing the rib cage to sink, the back to round, and the chin to lift, releases the Green Light Reflex and lengthens the contracted muscles of the back. These movements are done slowly with the breath. After doing a few arch and rounds then bring yourself to neutral. Thomas Hanna said, “If you can sense it, you can change it!” By turning on the reflex consciously you then have more ability to release and relax those contracted muscles.

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 in-depth 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)



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By Glenn Stewart


he school has been in existence for 430 years. It is, of course, steeped in tradition. The Lipizzan stallions are bred and used for the school in Austria. Individuals, if I remember correctly, are able to apply to the school between the ages of 18 and 23 to become riders. It is expected that if chosen you would make your life career to stay a rider until retirement. Up until recently it was men only but now it is open to females, currently it has two female riders and more women applications than men. The Lipizzans have a breeding facility in one part of the country, the school in Vienna in the city and summer pastures for the horses in the Alps. I went to each location and tried to take in as much of the culture and traditions as possible. All the stallions they use must meet certain standards of trainability and conformation. The riders must be of certain size and shape as well. The one stallion that I visited was retired and will be 40 years old this year. Many of the buildings in the area are over 1000 years old. Canada isn’t that old! The stallions that do not meet the standards are trained and sold. The areas where the horses live are beautiful. All the mares and foals are handled often and at a young age. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten how many years the riders train before being allowed to be in the show but it was many years with a very set training system and program. The riders go through rigorous training, grooming and cleaning their own horses and the stalls. They have saddles that have been used for years and fitted to each individual horse. When the horses are brought home from the mountains in the fall they are led from the summer pastures through the countryside and towns back to their winter home. All the towns along the way have festivals and parties in celebration of the Lipizzans coming home. Individuals from all over the world travel specifically to Vienna, many just to tour the Spanish Riding School and see the horses. I had wanted for many years to enjoy whatever there was to see and learn at the school as well. I purchased the best tickets available so I was right at ground level with the horses and riders. The riders came in to the arena and gave an amazing show that I’m sure they 12 • November 2018


did for thousands of people every year to the same music. I watched each rider and horse intently, trying to learn whatever I could as well as enjoy all their dedication to the craft. There were so many things to appreciate - the exact spacing of the horses, carrying collection for 20 minutes, the straightness of their lines, the timing required. Just seeing all the stallions was amazing. Unfortunately, it was difficult to really concentrate and enjoy all of the beauty as there was so much talk around me about the horses and riders… “that guy doesn’t smile so he must hate his job”… “I saw that horse move his tail”… “that horse doesn’t look happy”… “that rider needs to lose some weight”… “that horse missed the lead.” On and on went the comments. I just thought how sad people feel the need to go to some function and try to find what they assume is a flaw in the riders or horses. I never heard one positive comment, which is so unfortunate. It’s been my experience that the people who “can do” what is happening in the ring know how much work goes into what they’ve accomplished and don’t have negative things to say or such judgment. I think we can do better, look for the positive, even if we do attend some notso-great show. Or, maybe all the experts are in the stands. I don’t think so. This is not one isolated incident. I’ve heard the same type of comments at shows, competitions, clinics and so on, in Canada and other places, we really can do better. Negative Nelly’s are not fun to be around. Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make ours glow any better. Enjoy the show! Glenn offers year round educational horsemanship programs at his facility near Fort St. John, BC and is available to travel for clinics, demonstrations, events and corporate leadership. Long-term study and professional programs are also available. Visit www. thehorseranch.com for more information or call 250-789-3072. (See his listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)

By Theresa Nolet, O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue

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he plan was to bring the horses their daily quota of hay and then to sit on the little “sled” that we used to haul the hay in and enjoy a nice lunch. We would sit and watch the horses as they munched away, enjoy the sun and get a little relax time in. Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans! When we arrived, we noticed that one of the young foals that we were already concerned about because he was by himself and VERY thin was not in his usual area. My friend decided to climb a small hill where she would have a better vantage point to try and locate him. As soon as she reached the top of the hill she called down to us that the foal was up on top and was down, unable to stand. We quickly assessed his condition and realized he needed to be removed as soon as possible. I got on my cell phone and called in the ‘troops’ so to speak, and we put a halter on him, managed to get him on his feet and walk him out to where a trailer was waiting for him. The walk had used up the last of his strength and he went down again. Even in his emaciated state he was still too heavy to lift into the trailer. Not to be stopped at this point, we implemented a system using a sheet of plywood, some straps that we used to get him up and support him while we walked/ supported him into the trailer. He immediately sunk to the floor as soon as we had him safely inside. Once at my place, we arranged an area where he could be treated and safe, again we used brain power and muscle power to get him out of the trailer and into his little shelter. Because he was so emaciated and weak, we had no trouble handling him and we soon discovered that he was literally covered in TICKS! No exaggeration… there was not a spot on his little body that did not have ticks on it. Ticks were literally sucking the life out of the little guy. We set about picking as many ticks off of him as we could, and then dusted him with “dusting powder.” Each day we donned our disposable gloves and set to work pulling off as many ticks as possible. However, it did not seem to even be making a dent in the population! Further consultation with the Just SOME of the ticks we pulled vet confirmed what we off the little guy

had suspected; the powder did not seem to be working. The vet felt that because the product we were using is designed to be stored in the fat cells, and he literally had zero fat cells, we needed a different tactic. We went to a liquid topically applied product, applying once a day and a very mild dewormer to be given for 5 days to try and get a head Paddy, 11 days after we took him in start on the elimination of the ticks. This new protocol started to work and we were making progress. Even after all of the ticks were dead his poor little body was like one big scab from all of the bites he had endured! Today “Paddy” has made a full recovery, has been gelded, vaccinated, halter trained and has had his feet done. He is healthy and happy and has a kind and gentle personality. Paddy is currently 13.1 hands high and is approximately one year old and is ready for adoption. Please contact Theresa at 250-497-6733 (Jardin Antiques my place of business) if you are interested in offering this little guy a forever home.




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he Games promote a way of preserving the sports played by Turkic Nomad people for centuries. The competition featured 40 contests, including a goat polo game known as Kok-Boru, mind games, traditional archery and our favourite horseback archery. It was a long dream of ours coming through. It took a lot of preparation and logistics to take a team of 6 athletes consisting of 3 horseback archers (Zoltan Csontos of Maple Ridge BC, Alvin Nelson of Lil’wat Nation, Robert Borsos of Whistler BC), and 3 traditional archers (Nataliya Perchatkina of Whistler BC, Anita Kollar of Maple Ridge BC, Delmar Williams of Lil’wat Nation)… all members of the Borsos Torzs Horse Archery Club in Mount Currie BC to Kyrgyzstan. As the first Canadian athletes ever at this event, we proudly marched at the opening ceremony in front of 15,000-20,000 spectators including 9 head of states and a few ambassadors. The outdoor events took place at two stunning venues, at a Hippodrome built for the Games by the high-altitude saline lake Issyk-kul, which is surrounded by the jagged peak of the Tian Shan mountain range and at the vast meadows of Kyrchyn gorge, where nearly 1000 yurts were erected just for this event. Heat, wind, dust, zooming horseback archers, eagles, racing greyhounds and a smokey aroma of grilling meat. This is not a dream anymore, it is show time! Traditional archery included Kyrgyzstan, Turkish and Korean styles and the Hungarian long distance shooting, where the top three archers were shooting close to 900 metres. Yes with a bow and arrow, 900 metres! As for horseback archery, we had one practice run and three competition runs. Just Zoltan Csontos (on the horse) a few minutes before with support team Alvin Nelson and Robert Borsos cheering him on. the competition, they announced that after 14 • November 2018


every run we have to switch horses. As ambassadors for Canadian horseback archery competing around the world since 2003, this was an interesting surprise for us. Speaking of surprises, we have no problem riding any horse, but when we saw the stirrups we had to laugh and at the same time pray to stay alive. If anyone has seen games of Kok-Boru, they will understand what we mean. The horses are trained for KokBoru, they are good horses, well-trained, but the stirrups are extremely short and they are tied to the saddle with a string (not adjustable). Sorry, actually if you would want to make it shorter, you would just have to twist it a few times - but to make it longer is another story. The good news is, we are all alive and came back with lots of experiences. The other good news is even though it was our first event, Alvin was in top five for horseback archery competition and Zoltan made it into the Korean Look at the stirrups! style archery final. We are back in Canada now. It took us 30 hours of travel time one way, changing 4 planes and losing all our checked-in luggage one at a time, which thankfully arrived and was delivered in two days. The 4th Nomad Games will be held in Turkey in 2020. We are selecting our team in May 24-26, 2019 in Mount Currie BC at our 32nd Canadian Open Horseback Archery Challenge. In order to make a reasonable selection, we are adding the traditional Kyrgyz, Korean, Turkish, and Hungarian long distance shooting archery styles to the competitions. For more info visit www. horsebackarchery.ca We can say we had a dream! But now we have a new one!

By Liz Ampairee | Photos courtesy of Laurence Squire, Mongol Derby 2018


he 10th Mongol Derby, featured in the Guinness Book of Lexington KY (Canadian), (an editor of the Thoroughbred Daily News). Records as the world’s longest and toughest horse race was Winners were Adrian Corboy from Australia and Annabel Neasham, a 27 year old Brit from Oxfordshire. The held August 8-15, 2018 with 18 men pair crossed the line at 13.25 (Mongolia time) on and 26 women from 12 countries riding 1000 August 15 having received no vet penalties at all km across Mongolia on semi-wild horses. throughout the race. Three previous competitors were back Headquarters reports: “We’ve seen for more in 2018. They know the terrain great horsemanship from both - clear vet cards. and the worst bits, so let’s hope they cover At every station Adrian carries both saddles in themselves in glory. The other 41 Mongol giving the horses a break while, Annabel dumps Derby virgins were our usual wonderful mix the remains of their hydration packs on their of professional riders and happy horsemen. horses to cool them down. The pair completed There was also an eclectic mix of accountants the race in six days and faced typical Mongolian (not so handy), nurses and vets (much handier) as well as a translator (but not in Mongolian), a Winners - Adrian Corboy and Annabel Neasham weather – monsoon rain, fog, boiling hot sun, cold one minute and hot the next – as well as a fishing captain (useful in a landlocked country), flooded steppe with lots of rivers to cross.” and someone who works pack camels. Annabel says, on finishing the Mongol Derby, “People say when Forty-four fearless competitors all lined-up. Adventurists all! Two Canadians took part: Tamara Beckstead, 54, of Rockwood they finish, they could easily do another 1,000 km, well... I think I’m ON (a small animal vet and Eventer); she made it to the finish line but good with this.” For more info and photos visit www.mongolderby.com with too many penalties for an official placing. And Kelsey Riley, 29, of

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By Bruce A. Roy, www.wrdha.com Photos courtesy of Faye Campbell


he Alberta Foals Show, held at Ponoka AB on September 29, brought entries from three provinces. Organized by The Alberta Percheron Club, David Hayward of Rusagonis, New Brunswick, tied the ribbons. Rose Hill Adair, the Supreme Champion Foal, was Champion Percheron. A massive filly sired by Ryan Day Flash’s Jordan, the Six Pack’s $50,000 sire, she was foaled January 28th. Entered at The World Percheron Congress at Des Moines, Iowa, in October, pundits in Alberta feel the Americans will have to field a top foal to top her in the Senior Filly Foal Class, for she is a heads-up filly that combines height with weight and action. Prins View Loretta was Champion Belgian. This attractive Green Meade Captain Hook daughter was exhibited by Bill Prins, Fort Saskatchewan AB, who bred her. Head-up, this balanced filly that stands on the best of feet, will be heard from in the future. She has a wealth of feminine character. Riverside Shania was Champion Clydesdale. Bred and shown by Gordon & Faye Campbell of Fawcett AB, this sweet filly’s conformation caught the judge’s eye. Travelling both straight and true when called on to trot, her underpinning is furnished with abundant feather, fine as silk. She is sired by Am Top Model’s Paragon. LaRiviere Duke’s Royal was Champion Shire. A handsome bay colt, bred and exhibited by Lindsay LaRiviere of Stony Plain AB, loaded with breed character. Clean cut about his strong joints, he is a colt of lofty carriage, whose body is smoothly turned. A sire prospect, this son of Windcharger Duke, looked the winner.

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By Colleen Meyer


hat a great year it was! Starting with clinics in April, introducing many new people to the sport, we moved on to start the season’s Challenges. Starting with the first Challenge at Circle Creek Equestrian Centre in Kamloops on the Sagewood Mountain Trail Park, we then moved on to Hanging H Arena in Chilliwack in June, the Back 40 Challenge just outside of Salmon Arm/Armstrong in July, back to Hanging H Arena in August with the Finale at Circle Creek in Kamloops.

Our group of winners! All Challenges were very well-attended, both with participants and spectators, wondering what the buzz is about with Mountain Trail. Horses and riders continually improved throughout the season keeping the course designers busy thinking of what they can challenge them with next! There are so many ways to challenge your horse while developing a trust between horse and rider. Crossing bridges, beams, water obstacles, riding up and down steep terrain, handling gates, sidepassing, backing uphill or through obstacles, walking up and down stairs, through cowboy curtains, it just doesn’t end. The Finale on Sept 8-9 was kicked off with eager competitors Saturday morning. After a great day of challenging courses, a Season Leader Award presentation and potluck dinner was held. Sunday morning we were back at it bright and early. Classes included Youth classes, In Hand, Novice Horse and

Novice Rider, Junior Horse, Amateur and Open and everyone’s favourite the Ranch Open. This day, the class was a Gambler’s Choice, with points Gambler’s Choice winner: Benny Kerner awarded for different obstacles, based on degree of difficulty and the riders’ made up their own course. Both strategy and precision riding were needed, and only the bravest took part, much to the delight of the spectators! Points accumulated on both Saturday and Sunday helped to crown the Year End Champions, with buckles, blankets, hay bags, and saddle covers being handed out. A big thank you to our judges: Jan Stanley from Oregon and Susan Mathews from Kelowna. None of this could be accomplished without our wonderful sponsors: Abbott Wealth Management, Sagehills Dental Group, Prairie Coast Equipment, Kami Countertops, Circle Creek Equestrian, Rusty Springs Ranch, all of Kamloops. Also Saddle Up magazine of Armstrong, Tia Christie of Quesnel, Christopher Godwin of Abbotsford, Janice Reid of Kelowna, Hanging H Arena (Debbie Hughes) of Chilliwack, Nana’s Kitchen of Chilliwack and Ponies for You of Langley. 2018 Final Mountain Trail Results, Champions and Reserve Youth In Hand Youth Riding Back To Basics Junior Horse Mares In Hand Geldings In Hand Ranch Open Explorer Horse Novice Horse Novice Rider Open In hand Open Amateur

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e were able to snatch a few BC and Alberta artists away from their easels in order to join in. Perhaps you are looking for a portrait of your, or a loved one’s, horse? Perhaps you just LOVE horses and collect art! Or maybe you are looking for that one-of-a-kind Christmas present you just have to have! There is some great talent and creativity on the following pages… take a moment… share their passion.

Faye Gustafson, Merritt BC Growing up on a cattle ranch gave Faye Gustafson rich opportunities to observe a way of life including cattle, horses, dogs and other smaller critters that make up a ranch. This was her dream came true, she had a horse, cattle to drive, as well as her very own dog. It was her Dad who taught her to look deep for the tiny hidden details that tell the story and character of each person and animal that makes them unique. Regardless of the subject Faye spends time researching, working out ideas and rendering numerous thumbnails before deciding on the final composition. “The cowboy way of life has always appealed to my soul,” says Gustafson. “I love the endless stories of the people who lived way back when, and the excitement the modern cowgirls and cowboys still enjoy!” To further her career, Faye has sought professional guidance from artists Jessica Zemsky, Jack Hines, Nancy Seamons Crookston, Robert Bateman, Edward Froughton, Veryl Goodnight, Kristy Gordon, Martin Grelle and Bruce Green. Professional Affiliations include: Allied Artist of America, Oil Painters Of America, Portrait Society of America, National oil & Acrylic of America. Awards have included: Top 15% Award at Bold Brush, a world-wide online two dimensional art competition; Second Place at Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge; People’s Choice Award at Desert Art Guild AZ; State of California, Secretary of State Certificate for her dedication to the portrayal of the American West.


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Carolyn Sinclair Artist


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Carolyn Sinclair, Grande Prairie AB

Carolyn Sinclair is a Grande Prairie, Alberta artist specializing in equine art. Carolyn is a Juried Member of the American Academy of Equine Artists, and past Studio Booth Artist with the prestigious Calgary Stampede Western Showcase (2016 + 2018). Carolyn won “Best New Artist” with the Calgary Stampede Art Auction in 2012. Her art tells the story of her love of the horse. Those that connect with her art connect because of that shared love. She has a strong aversion to fitting into any particular

Stefanie Travers, Merritt BC

Farrier, trainer, teacher/learner and ardent philosopher of the horse, she has been exploring the deep soul connection we


Let it Be box – hence she has branded herself THE BOX OF CHOCOLATES ARTIST – “you never know what you are going to get!” In addition to a busy, full-time art career, Carolyn donates her time as a Performance Artist for charity and has worked with Spruce Meadows for their Canada 150 Opening Night with the Masters that raised $5,500 for the Leg Up Foundation. For more information on Carolyn’s background and samples of her work, please check out www.carolynsinclairartist.com.

feel to these remarkable creatures since she could walk, discovering, as we all do it seems, that the lessons they teach in presence, awareness, feel and balance all lead us deeper into ourselves. She has a passion and reverence for the Old Californio Style of horsemanship; an Art unto itself with the slow, soft, balanced way of developing a horse into a powerful and assured partner allowing her to constantly be challenged, humbled and growing. Then one day, her second childhood love for art, came stomping up from the basement, demanding to be expressed. In 2013, she picked up a paint brush tentatively and has since been happily dragged along by it into a fascinating world of colour, light and expression as well as having created two bronze sculptures. Most of her work has been commissioned by fellow horse lovers

to commemorate their equine friends… an honour she has feels very privileged to do, but with two solo art shows and winning entries in The Art of the West Show, she is very excited to embrace a full time career shift into expressing her insights, experiences and passion for the horse through the creative process. She lives with IV, her palomino Quarter Horse Bridle Horse mare and Duende, a Palomino Lusitano filly, and Great Dane, Rose in Merritt BC, or fully mobile in the Palomino Palace drifting about the country, following the crumb trail of her heart.

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Marlene Pegg, McLease Lake BC Marlene Pegg doesn’t just love horses, she lives and breathes horses. In fact, someone who had occasion to ride one of her horses once commented, “She walks in their minds.” From a very tender age, she would rush through her household chores and head to the barn to be with her equine friends. Later in life, she raised her family riding the rough string. Through those years she developed her horsemanship skills and started turning out all around ranch, performance and driving horses. She often trained horses in need of

rehabilitation that others had given up on. Now she puts pencil to paper and brush to canvas to capture the memory of a challenging and rewarding career and its equine characters she has loved so well. Marlene is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and her work has been shown and competed nationally and across British Columbia winning several esteemed awards including, “Best in Show” and “People’s Choice” in the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. Her artwork was recently featured in the Canadian Cowboy magazine and she is a three time winner of the Williams Lake Stampede poster contest. Marlene has captured the heart and soul of her subject and her audiences.

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Kim Penner, Lacombe AB

Horse art has been sought after by horse enthusiasts all over the world for centuries. Kim Penner has a passion for horses which fuels her special gift for being able to bring every detail of these magnificent animals to life in her beautiful acrylic paintings. Kim has built her reputation through the years creating images of english horses, western horses, draft horses, sport horses, and wild horses all in their natural surroundings. Whether they are grazing in green Kentucky pastures, walking through tall prairie grasses or galloping across the meadows of the majestic Rocky Mountain foothills, Kim Penner has been able to capture the spirit of the horse. Her horse art gives you the feeling that you are right there at the same moment in time that has been captured in her heart. Kim Penner is an award winning artist of Equine Art. Her original art is available for sale as well as limited edition giclee prints on canvas. Kim’s work is also licensed by a number of companies producing calendars, puzzles, greeting cards and other stationary products and is marketed internationally. “In this busy world everyone needs to experience some “timeless” moments during the day – times when we realize we are connected to something bigger, creative and with purpose.” ~ Kim Penner

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Marni Koelln, Airdrie AB

Marni is a versatile artist who excels in a variety of mediums, winning awards for her artwork. With limited exposure, her work has been recognized with a Special Excellence Award at the Harness Tracks of America Juried Show in Lexington KY, and an Honorable Mention at BC Valley Fine Arts Show. Her pastel of Three German Shepherds in the Light, Space and Time Online Gallery “Animals” Art Exhibit was

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awarded a Special Recognition Certificate out of 400+ entries world-wide and again in 2016 with her pastel “The Cowboy App,” this time over 1600 entries. In 2015 Marni’s painted fiddle “Of Mountains, Cowboys and Horses” garnered two awards at the Calgary Stampede Arts & Crafts Show. Marni’s work centres on her love for horses; her portfolio also includes a variety of dogs, cats, western lifestyles and landscapes. In 2016 Marni received one of 240 canvases given to artists to be included in the Western Canadian Collection for the Imago Mundi World Wide art project and tour. Once the remaining countries are complete and have toured, the art will be displayed permanently in a museum in Italy. Marni is a Signature Member of Pastel Artists Canada & Institute of Equine Artists, active member of Canine Artists Guild and Federation of Canadian Artists and the Airdrie Regional Arts Society. She plans for further development and recognition of her talent as an equine artist through marketing and juried exhibits. Her

other interests include trail riding, hiking and photographing the beauty of Alberta.

Shannon Ford, Denman Island BC

A natural artist and horse lover since childhood, Shannon Ford was born in Regina SK, totally enchanted by the natural world. She was raised on a farm west of Calgary where she grew up loving art and knowing horses, cattle and wildlife. After years of working in sculpture and art jewellery, Shannon now primarily spends her time creating large colourful paintings of the people and animals that inspire her. Shannon is best known for intuitive contemporary painting styles which appear technically accurate from a distance while being free flowing, naturally abstract and infused with multiple colour layers when viewed from close up. She binds her love for sculpture and gemstones with her love for painting by incorporating precious and semi-precious gemstone powders (and sometimes even 24 Karat Gold and Palladium) to create paintings with a unique quality of surface, light and colour; capturing more deeply the true essence and beauty of the subject she is painting. Shannon paints in her Seaside Studio on Denman Island where she and her sweetheart Denis breed Mangalarga Marchador horses and Highland cattle and watch the local wildlife find their way onto Shannon’s canvases. Shannon Ford’s paintings can be obtained through Mountain Galleries (Jasper, Banff, Whistler), Galerie d’art Au P’tit Bonheur (La Malbaie) and Gainsborough Galleries (Calgary).

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Jennifer Mack, Calgary AB “I strive to paint the inside of the horse. While I try to maintain a good degree of anatomical correctness – it’s really what’s on the inside of the horse that counts for me. I strive to paint in such a way that our emotional, historical, and spiritual relationship with horses wells up from within, differently for each painting. It doesn’t seem to matter how much or little experience with horses one has, there is a spiritual connection that every person feels with the horse and what makes them such great subject matter for paintings and conversation, for real life and in dreams.”

Jennifer grew up on the family farm near Calgary, with horses, and has been passionately studying and painting them since she was 8 years old. She attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland, and graduated with Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. Jennifer is a full time equine artist; represented by galleries nationally. She is sought after locally, nationally and internationally by horse lovers, private collectors and corporations, and can usually be found in her studio in Calgary.

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We hope you have enjoyed this Special Feature as much as we did putting it together. We all love our own Equine breeds… but Artists are their own breed as well… always thinking… always imagining… always creating. We all can dream, and have a vision, but Artists are the ones that put the brush to the canvas and share theirs with us. WE THANK THE ARTISTS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THIS FEATURE.

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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.


he memory of this picture is clearly imprinted in my mind as my Dad had me ride back and forth numerous times so he had perfect proof that his four year old daughter could ride a horse all by herself. This was back in the days when cameras were a square box that the person taking the picture held at waist height and looked through a window at the top. Betty was about twenty years old, as bomb-proof as they come and she was my very own horse. This picture is special to me because the time and dedication that my dad took to get this picture, is symbolic of the time and dedication he took teaching me how to ride. Sometimes he would say “Merin do you want to go for a ride?” I Age 4 in 1959 always said yes. He would say, “Go get your boots on and I’ll saddle your horse.” I had so much freedom being raised on a farm in the sixties. When I was older I would ride for hours by myself and never got into trouble for not being home in time for supper or staying out until after dark. Instead Dad would be watching for me, come out to unsaddle my horse and take care of her, so I could go in and have a cup of cocoa and something to eat. I still love horses and I still love to ride. My Dad passed away four years ago at the age of 94 but I feel that as long as I have a horse I will still be connected to him. - Merinda Reid, Rimbey Alberta

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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TOP DOG! The Hidden Meanings Behind 17 Strange Dog Behaviours that all Pet Owners Should Know By Maggie Watson, courtesy of www.headcramp.com


f you pay attention to the following cues, you’ll finally be able to learn how your dog is trying to communicate with you! Has your dog exhibited any of these behaviours recently?

1 ~ Those sad-yet-adorable puppy dog eyes means your best friend loves you: Constant eye contact is practically the same thing as receiving a kiss from your pooch. So when you see this glance coming your way, you’re doing the right thing. 2 ~ If your dog brings you a ball or a toy, they might not want you to throw it: In fact, that might hurt their feelings—dogs bring you their favourite things so that you can enjoy them. So get ready to play with any toys they bring your way!

3 ~ If your pup prefers your room to her own bed or crate when she goes to sleep at night, then that’s proof you’re number one in her heart. She just wants to spend as much time with you as possible, even if that means sleeping while doing so! 24 • November 2018


4 ~ You might not relish getting tackled when you get home from the office each night, but that’s just your dog showing you that you’re the centre of his world: “Make way, I’m coming to see my best friend and I don’t care who knows it!” your dog is basically saying to you. 5 ~ You might feel guilty when you catch your dog quietly staring at you before you leave the house, but fear not: Their calmness when they know you’re leaving is just further proof that they trust you and know you’re coming back. 6 ~ Want to know what your dog is feeling at any given time? Just take a look at their eyes: Studies have shown dogs are more expressive with their eyes when trying to communicate with their owners. 7 ~ Does your dog prefer cuddling with you after each of their meals? That’s another sign that you’re their number one friend: Just be sure not to give them any stinky food, because if you’re cuddling for the night, you’ll want it to be aroma free. 8 ~ Have you ever noticed a dog leaning on you when you’re sitting on the couch or standing in the kitchen? Well, it turns out dogs only lean against you because they can’t physically hug you: This is the closest they can physically get. Just make sure they haven’t rolled around in paint first! 9 ~ When your dog yawns in front of you, it means they feel safe around you: In the wild, yawning is seen as an act of submission. That just means your dog has bestowed the ultimate trust upon you. 10 ~ A flick of the tongue? Your puppy is trying to tell you that they’re sorry for their naughtiness: They’re simultaneously hoping you’ll forgive them for what they’ve done out of the kindness of your heart… and because they’re so cute. 11 ~ If your dog can’t seem to find a better place to sit than on your feet, then that’s a sign he wants to protect you: The moment you feel you need to escape the situation, they’ll feel your foot move and instantly know it’s go time. 12 ~ A dog chewing on furniture or other

objects isn’t just being a punk—she just needs more exercise and activity is all: So, if it’s been a while since you last took your dog outside, use this opportunity to go for a stroll and catch up with your pal. 13 ~ A yawn doesn’t just mean dogs are sleeping: A yawn could also mean they are feeling anxious. It’s important to be able to read the situation. If you’re out in public, it’s a good sign they’re nervous about their surroundings.

14 ~ Does your dog have one paw up? That means they are on the case, trying to figure something out: You’ll probably notice they also have their nose sniffing in a million different directions. Not to worry; your doggo is just playing detective. 15 ~ If you’ve ever talked to your dog in a high-pitched voice, you’ve likely seen them cock their head to the side. Now many animal behaviorists believe they have an answer: Your dog is trying to not only make sense of what you’re saying, but also to pick out certain words, like “walk” or “go out.”

TOP DOG! 16 ~ Howling just feels good: Some people’s dogs have a tendency to howl. While it’s been assumed that, like wolves, dogs do it to assert their rank and communicate, some behaviourists believe they’re howling because it feels good to let loose! 17 ~ They circle before lying down thanks to their ancestors: Have you ever noticed your dog walking in circles before she finally lies down? As it turns out, she might’ve adopted this bizarre ritual from her wolf ancestors, who would walk around in circles to flatten any leaves, twigs, or other debris that would otherwise be uncomfortable.

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Our names are Liam and Olivia and this is our horse ‘Cash’. Cash is a Percheron and is 28 years young. We like to take him for long trail rides. Cash is a gentle giant. He takes very good care of us. - Liam, age 10, and Olivia, age 5, Prince George BC

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3 Valley Gap


By Donna McNab

was the successful bidder of a one night’s stay at the 3 Valley Lake Chateau at last year’s Horsey Ladies Annual Fundraiser. Our gift certificate also gave us entry into the Heritage Ghost Town! We spent most of the day in Revelstoke (only a 20 minute drive from 3 Valley Gap) then checked into the hotel. The hotel is situated at the meeting of 3 valleys (hence the name) and the scenery is second to none! The lobby is welcoming and open and we got to our room right away. The room was cozy and had everything we needed… and had VERY comfortable beds! I had a great sleep! We spent a bit of time in the indoor pool and hot tub in the evening, as the weather was not cooperating for us to do outdoor activities. The next morning we got up and headed to their Heritage Ghost Town! Now, I have to say, this is usually the hotel that you always drive by on your travels, but next time… if you have a couple of spare hours or just need a break, stop by and tour the Ghost Town! They have a treasure trove of artifacts, buildings, old horse buggys and even a train roundhouse to tour! I found it very interesting and love seeing how life was ‘way back when’! Well worth your time to stop by and have a visit!!

Cariboo Horsey Ladies


By Nancy Roman

Our 21st Annual Christmas Banquet is November 16th, again at the Spallumcheen Golf Club north of Vernon. Limited to 130 horsey gals, tickets are $30 each and available at Le Tack Truck in Vernon, Country West Supply in Armstrong, and Touch A Texas in Salmon Arm. We sell out every year – get yours now! Fabulous buffet dinner, silent and toonie auctions… all for charity! Don’t forget to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive put on by the golf club. For info or to donate contact Nancy 250-546-9922 or nancyroman@ telus.net.

By Cat Armitage

The 8th Annual Cariboo Horsey Ladies Christmas Banquet & Charity Auction will be held on November 24th at the Spruce Hill Resort & Spa in the ballroom. It was decided to find a new location that could support a larger group of wonderful horsey ladies and offer accommodations for out of towners. The Resort is offering two great deals: #1 is a room for two at $99.00 + taxes including breakfast for two. #2 is a 3 bedroom chalet (which will accommodate up to 6) at $159.00 + taxes including breakfast for two and $10.00 each for the remaining (up to four). The dinner will be a traditional Christmas Turkey buffet with all the fixings. But the highlight of the evening will be the silent auction of the incredible donated items with all profits going to a “Local Charity” as voted on by the ladies that evening. In the past 7 years a total of $19,500 has been raised! Tickets are $40 each and available at Lazy B Tack & Feed, the 100 Mile Feed & Ranch, and the Country Pedlar. For more info contact Cat 250-6444388 or foxwillowlb@gmail.com.



Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office Join/Renew Horse Council BC Today!


orse Council BC (HCBC) is the Provincial Organization for Equestrian Sport & Recreation in the province. HCBC also represents the interests of the equine industry in all sectors throughout British Columbia and connects and strengthens the BC horse community. By joining HCBC, you show your support for: • The Right to Ride • Horse Welfare in BC • The BC Horse Industry • A Nationally Accredited Coaching Program • Financial Support for the Industry • The Preservation of BC Trail Systems • Quality Science Based Education Membership benefits including: • Automatic Insurance • Exclusive Membership Discounts • Access to Online Courses • Ability to Apply for Grants and Funding • Support for the BC Equestrian Community • Additional CapriCMW Insurances available for purchase to HCBC Members only 2019 prices are staying the same rate as they have since 2015! • 2019 Junior – $45.44 (with tax) • 2019 Senior – $57.75 (with tax) • 2019 Family – $142.46 (with tax) New to Horse Council BC or forgot to renew for 2018? Join or renew now and get the rest of 2018 and all of 2019 for a discounted rate! • 2018/2019 Junior – $62.76 (with tax) • 2018/2019 Senior – $75.08 (with tax) • 2018/2019 Family – $194.43 (with tax)

2018 HCBC Award Nominations Does someone you know deserve special recognition? HCBC’s Annual Awards honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equine community. These awards acknowledge those who stand out from the crowd and have made a positive impact on the equestrian community. The following categories are available for nominations: ATHLETE OF THE YEAR This award has been split into two categories to recognize athletes in both Junior and Senior categories. Senior Athlete: This award recognizes outstanding athletic performance by an athlete 18 years of age or older, competing in a recognized equestrian discipline taking part on a team or as an individual representing BC at either the

provincial, national and/or international level(s) during the year. Junior Athlete: This award recognizes outstanding athletic performance by an athlete 17 years of age or younger, competing in a recognized equestrian discipline taking part on a team or as an individual representing BC at either the provincial, national and/or international level(s) during the year.  COACH OF THE YEAR This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding professionalism, leadership and mentoring skills in a coaching role overseeing a team(s) or individual(s) at any level in any recognized equestrian discipline during the year. HORSE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR This award recognizes either a professional individual or equine business that has provided outstanding service/ products to BC’s equine community on a one-on-one basis or overall.  The service/products cannot be within the normal course of business practice, but must be over and above. BOB JAMES VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD This award recognizes an individual (senior or junior) who has demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to BC’s equestrian community and/or sport in any recognized discipline. No athletic achievement is necessary.  SHERMAN OLSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD The recipient of this prestigious award must be a BC resident having achieved prominence through commitment and hard work, in turn positively impacting BC’s equine industry and inspiring others. This award is only awarded when warranted and is not necessarily awarded every year. All individuals nominated MUST be a member of Horse Council BC in good standing. Nomination forms can be found on HCBC.CA and must be submitted to communication@hcbc.ca no later than December 30, 2018.

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Photos by Janice Reiter Photography, www.jreiter.ca HE GLOW Slot, 4D & Charity Barrel Racing Event is Canada’s largest Annual Barrel Racing Event of its kind and was held September 5-9 at Heritage Park in Chilliwack BC. BC’s first ever 100% payback, 4D Equal Payout Slot Race offers 250 Slots for $250 each to barrel racers from all over BC, Alberta, and the northern states, and the chance to run for $62,500 prize money in the slot race alone! New for 2018 was the Bill Robinson Memorial Keeping the Dream Alive 2D Futurity with $8500 Added & 2D Derby with $2500 Added. Bill & Heidi Robinson of Wildwood Ranches (Okanagan Falls BC) have been supporters of our event from the beginning and were instrumental in the planning of these two races. We are so very proud to be “Keeping the Dream Alive”! Originally from Chilliwack BC, Bill had horses running in his blood. His father brought the first registered Quarter Horse stallion into Canada in 1957, and in 1962 Bill purchased his first colt and has been raising top quality performance horses ever since. One of their studs, Jet of Honor, was the number one sire of barrel racers in the world and at the age of 16 sold for $62,000! Today, Wildwood Ranches has a new rising star, a Palomino stallion born in 2010, Guys Casanova Cowboy, own son of Frenchmans Guy. There were six Wildwood Ranches offspring out of the seventy-one entries that competed at the first annual Bill Robinson Memorial Futurity & Derby!

and her family without running water or drivable access to their home. This one race raised $857 for Laura James and her family and it meant so much to have her there lending a hand in any way possible. There were 760 runs made over the weekend with a total of $100,500 awarded in prize money! Plus, over $150,000 in prizes, awards and vouchers were given away at this event! We certainly couldn’t do it without the generous support of all our sponsors! Thank you so much for making this event such a huge success! SLOT RACE WINNERS: 1D 1st Rene Leclercq on Flirt for a Diamond winning $7812.50 2nd Rylee MacKenzie on GKS French Fries winning $4687.50 3rd Laura James on First Class Agouti winning $3125.00 2D 1st Chantelle Ronsko on Foxy Hula Girl winning $7812.50 2nd Kim Kerr on Would He Be Rapid winning $4687.50 3rd Gaylene Buff on RB Dyna Twist winning $3125.00 3D 1st Kylie Isnardy on Firen Boots winning $7812.50 2nd Taylia McKewan on Lynx War Dox winning $4687.50 3rd Mackenzie Woodburn on Oz winning $3125.00 4D 1st Layla Thomson on Conrad winning $7812.50 2nd Jayme Gyger on Two Eyes Taxicali winning $4687.50 3rd Carleigh King on Cowboys Hooligan Guy winning $3125.00 Futurity 1D Round 1 Taylor Manning on Nick Gets The Cash $1304.71 time of 16.386 Futurity 2D Round 1 Kim Babcock on Unleashaminiwinnieme $802.90 time of 17.408 Futurity 1D Round 2 Taylor Manning on Nick Gets The Cash $1304.71 time of 16.209 Futurity 2D Round 2 Kim Babcock on Unleashaminiwinnieme $802.90 time of 17.221 Futurity 1D Average Taylor Manning on Nick Gets The Cash $1118.33 Futurity 2D Average Joleen Seitz on Helluva Hula Chance $688.20

Futurity Winners and Sponsors (l to r): Carleigh King, Resa Stoltzfus, Heidi Robinson, Shanda Davis, Shawn and Kelsie Robinson, Crystal Robinson and fiancé Daniel Johansson, Bill’s sister Sandra Hooge and Renee Willis. The Glow’s signature Glow In The Dark Charity Barrel Race is definitely the most fun you can have Barrel Racing in the Dark! Spectators can watch Barrel Racers of all ages and abilities race in a “glowing” arena while raising money for one Barrel Racer who has fallen on hard times. Barrel Racers helping Barrel Racers by Barrel Racing! The 2018 recipient chosen by the racers was Laura James. This wife, mother and all-around cowgirl was tragically affected by the flooding last spring leaving her

Derby 1D Round 1 Laura James on First Class Agouti $622.44 time of 15.963 Derby 2D Round 1 Candice Camille on Freckles Me Perfect $383.04 time of 17.069 Derby 1D Round 2 Renee Willis on The French Fame $622.44 time of 16.014 Derby 2D Round 2 Hannah Anderson on Shawnes Avenger $383.04 time of 17.189 Derby 1D Average Renee Willis on The French Fame $533.52 Derby 2D Average Brady McPhee on Fast Little Pistol $335.04 Open 251 Entries 1D Renee Willis on The French Fame $639.81 2D Hailey-Ray Prest on Miss Copper Cartel $575.83 3D Hayley Harrison on Time For a Gin $490.52 4D Hayley Harrison on Ella $426.54

Pee Wee saddle winner (l to r): Dale Andersen, Mr Andersen, Hadley Andersen, and sponsor Diane Amyotte of Horse Effects

The Glow in the Dark Charity 35 Entries 1D Courtney Mailhot 2D Launda Crossman 3D Kristen Shaw 4D Buffy Romeo Fastest time of the event: Laura James on First Class Agouti with a 15.963 High money winner at the event: Rene Leclercq taking home $9505.10 in winnings!

Come join us next year September 4-8, 2019. For more information visit www.theglowslotrace.com Winners of the 1D with producers Hailey Prest and Sherri-Lynn Prest November 2018


Part 2

(continued from the October issue)

BREED WINNERS LIGHT HORSE PAINT/QUARTER HORSE - MALE CHAMPION: Raffles Cool (gelding) owned by Brenda Hummel from Chilliwack BC; shown by grand-daughter Mekenna Smith from Chilliwack BC. RESERVE: Macs Goodbar Seeker (gelding) owned by Tamara Barker; shown by Tina Maynard from Savona BC.

PAINT/QUARTER HORSE - FEMALE CHAMPION: Bring on the Bling (4 yr old mare) owned and shown by Shari Gurney-Galbraith from Falkland BC. RESERVE: Pines Poco Tivio (7 yr old QH mare) owned and shown by Merna Boltz from Grand Forks BC. THOROUGHBRED/WARMBLOODS - Male/Female Champions and Reserve: not awarded ARAB/MORGAN/PINTO/WELSH - Male Champion and Reserve: not awarded ARAB/MORGAN/ PINTO/WELSH - FEMALE CHAMPION: Stella (9 yr old mare) owned and shown by Patti Thomas from Armstrong BC. RESERVE: Futuritys Mandolin (Morgan mare) owned by Bob and Cec Watson; shown by Cec Watson from Duchess AB. ANY OTHER BREED - MALE CHAMPION: Beau Bahars Dream (9 yr old Pintabian stallion) owned and shown by Tammy Loughran from Mara BC. RESERVE: Perpetually Dun (9 yr old Appaloosa gelding) owned and shown by Lynn Johnson from Rimbey AB. ANY OTHER BREED - FEMALE CHAMPION: Maggie (2 yr old) owned and shown by Michael Thomas from Armstrong BC. RESERVE: Elske (3 yr old) owned by Deborah Battrum from Lake Country BC; shown by Jacqueline Cross from Armstrong BC. SPORT PONY TYPE – CHAMPION: Promise Keeper (1 yr old colt) owned and shown by Marietta Egan from Kelowna BC. RESERVE: Stella (9 yr old mare) owned and shown by Patti Thomas from Armstrong BC. SPORT HORSE TYPE - CHAMPION: Presario (Hanoverian gelding) owned and shown by Carolyn Dobbs-Sutherland from Hixon BC. RESERVE: Elske (3 yr old mare) owned by Deborah Battrum from Lake Country BC; shown by Jacqueline Cross from Armstrong BC.

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Photos courtesy of Patti Thomas

MALE SUPREME OF SHOW: Beau Bahars Dream (9 yr old Pintabian stallion) owned and shown by Tammy Loughran from Mara BC. RESERVE: Presario (Hanoverian gelding) owned and shown by Carolyn Dobbs-Sutherland from Hixon BC. FEMALE SUPREME OF SHOW: Pines Poco Tivio (7 yr old QH mare) owned and shown by Merna Boltz from Grand Forks BC. RESERVE: Elske (3 yr old mare) owned by Deborah Battrum from Lake Country BC; shown by Jacqueline Cross from Armstrong BC. BREED WINNERS MINIATURE HORSES GRAND CHAMPION MARE/FILLY: First Knights Southern Belle owned and shown by Amelie Baker from Oyama BC. RESERVE: Winsums Black Gypsy owned by Deborah McKay; shown by Crystal McKay from Delta BC. GRAND CHAMPION STALLION/COLT: Black Ty Affair owned by Martina Montgomery; shown by Crystal McKay from Delta BC. GRAND CHAMPION GELDING: Vista Valleys Cool Essentials owned by Patricia Goodliffe from Vernon BC. RESERVE: First Knights Too Legit To Quit owned and shown by Lynn Johnson from Rimbey AB. SUPREME CHAMPION: Black Ty Affair owned by Martina Montgomery; shown by Crystal McKay from Delta BC. RESERVE: Vista Valleys Cool Essentials owned by Patricia Goodliffe from Vernon BC. JUMPERS $500 IPE JUMPER # 2 1st – Melanie McJannet on Corona Classic from Woodbridge ON 2nd - Mikhaela Bakalos on Lacey Lingerie from Summerland BC 3rd – Kate Tooke on Bella Luna from Vernon BC $700 THREE BAR JUMPER 1st – Mikhaela Bakalos on Lacey Lingerie from Summerland BC

2nd – Three-way TIE - Cassandra Manley on Masterpiece from Chilliwack BC Alexis Ray on Calypso Rhythm from Chilliwack BC Allyson Diederich on Stryker from Penticton BC $500 POWER AND SPEED 1st – Melanie McJannet on Corona Classic from Woodbridge ON 2nd - Cassandra Manley on Masterpiece from Chilliwack BC 3rd – Melanie McJannet on Trina from Woodbridge ON $700 IPE MODIFIED JUMPER #1 1st – Melanie McJannet on Corona Classic from Woodbridge ON 2nd -Mikhaela Bakalos on Lacey Lingerie from Summerland BC 3rd – Kate Tooke on Bella Luna from Vernon BC $1750 IPE MINI PRIX 1st – Kate Tooke on Bella Luna from Vernon BC 2nd – Melanie McJannet on Corona Classic from Woodbridge ON 3rd - Melissa Johnston on World Premier from Sherwood Park AB $1500 IPE TRI-CHALLENGE 1st - Merna Boltz on Pines Poco Tivio from Grand Forks BC 2nd – Casey Hopper on Chocolate Style from Kamloops BC 3rd – Raylene Everitt on Double Bubble from Mission BC STAKE CLASS WINNERS $500 WESTERN PLEASURE STAKE SR. 1st – Tina Maynard on Macs Goodbar Seeker from Savona BC 2nd - Merna Boltz on Pines Poco Tivio from Grand Forks BC 3rd – Kelly Kennedy on Show Me Classic Deluxe from Kamloops BC $500 ENGLISH PLEASURE STAKE JR. AND YOUTH 1st – Safira Everitt on Double Bubble from Mission BC 2nd - Casey Hopper on Chocolate Style from Kamloops BC

3rd – Tanya Perry on Huntin For A Star from Mission BC $500 OPEN SHOW HACK STAKE 15.3 AND UNDER 1st – Shawna Nevdoff on Olaf from Salmon Arm BC 2nd - Keira Forsyth on Asking For Trouble from Cochrane AB 3rd – Safira Everitt on Double Bubble from Mission BC $500 OPEN SHOW HACK STAKE OVER 15.3 1st – Carolyn Dobbs-Sutherland on Presario from Hixon BC 2nd – Melissa Johnston on World Premier from Sherwood Park AB 3rd – Kim Zibrowski on Griffin from Vernon BC $500 MINIATURE HORSE PLEASURE DRIVING STAKE 1st – Sandy Baker with Sky Blue Remington from Oyama BC 2nd – Sheila Sutton with Lenny from Kelowna BC 3rd – Amelie Baker with First Knights Southern Belle from Oyama BC $500 PLEASURE DRIVING STAKE OVER 14.2 1st – Ellen Hockley with Tammy from Pritchard BC 2nd – Bob Watson with Oaklea Willys Trophy from Duchess AB 3rd – Cec Watson with Futuritys Mandolin from Duchess AB $500 PLEASURE DRIVING STAKE 14.2 AND UNDER 1st – Patti Thomas with Stella from Armstrong BC 2nd – Jim Ferguson with Breezy from Armstrong BC 3rd – Melissa Reimche with L’Egant Style NW from Summerland BC $500 WESTERN PLEASURE STAKE JR. AND YOUTH 1st – Brooklyn Slobodian on Investing Treasure from Hay Lakes AB 2nd - Cailey Slobodian on Terrific Sheik from Hay Lakes AB 3rd – Mekenna Smith on Raffles Cool from

Chilliwack BC $500 ENGLISH PLEASURE STAKE SR. 15.3 AND UNDER 1st – Shawna Nevdoff on Olaf from Salmon Arm BC 2nd - Merna Boltz on Pines Poco Tivio from Grand Forks BC 3rd – Keira Forsyth on Asking For Trouble from Cochrane AB

2nd – Delli Skutar with Taiko from Pritchard BC 3rd – Melissa Reimche with L’Egant Style NW from Summerland BC $500 DRIVING DERBY OVER 14.2 1st – Ellen Hockley with Tammy from Pritchard BC 2nd – Lynn Johnson with Perpetually Dun from Rimbey AB 3rd – Bob Watson with Oaklea Willys Trophy from Duchess AB DRAFT HEAVY HORSE CHAMPIONS, SUPREMES GRAND CHAMPION GELDING: Sunny owned and shown by Adam Degenstein from Armstrong BC. RESERVE: Jack owned and shown by Adam Degenstein from Armstrong BC. SMALL DRAFT GRAND CHAMPION STALLION: Griffin of Horn Hill owned and shown by Sherry Graydon from Coldstream BC. RESERVE: Clyde owned and shown by Craig Wilder from Ferndale WA USA. SMALL DRAFT GRAND CHAMPION MARE: Missy owned and shown by Craig and Jenny Wilder from Ferndale WA USA. RESERVE: Tammy owned and shown by Ellen Hockley from Pritchard BC. SUPREME OF THE SHOW: Griffin of Horn Hill owned and shown by Sherry Graydon from Coldstream BC.

$500 ENGLISH PLEASURE STAKE SR OVER 15.3 1st – Carolyn Dobbs-Sutherland on Presario from Hixon BC 2nd – Melissa Johnston on World Premier from Sherwood Park AB 3rd – Kim Zibrowski on Griffin from Vernon BC $500 HANDY/TRAIL HORSE YOUTH/JUNIOR 1st - Casey Hopper on Chocolate Style from Kamloops BC 2nd – Izabella Dyck on Sanmans Best Cat from Chilliwack BC 3rd – Brooklyn Slobodian on Investing Treasure from Hay Lakes AB $700 HANDY/TRAIL HORSE SENIOR 1st – Tina Maynard on Macs Goodbar Seeker from Savona BC 2nd – Nancy Pellikaan on Nakid Smart and Free from Salmon Arm BC 3rd – Delli Skutar on Steady from Pritchard BC $500 DRIVING DERBY MINIATURE 1st – Sandy Baker with Sky Blue Remington from Oyama BC 2nd – Sheila Sutton with Lenny from Kelowna BC 3rd – Emma Widdifield with Cinnamon Touch from Salmon Arm BC $500 DRIVING DERBY 14.2 AND UNDER 1st – Jim Ferguson with Breezy from Armstrong BC



Equestrian Canada Equestre


Photos courtesy of Cealy Tetley, www.tetleyphoto.com

he Canadian Equestrian Team (CET) for FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018 (WEG) was made up of 39 athletes in seven disciplines who did the maple leaf proud. While ages, disciplines and hometowns put a spotlight on the diversity of Canadian equestrian sport, the common threads of gender equality, inclusiveness and passion for sport were evident in the solidarity of the CET as one united team. From September 11-23, thousands of people converged on Mill Spring NC to experience WEG 2018.

VAULTING Team Canada’s impressive freestyle performance enabled them to hold on to 10th place in the Squad Championship with a total score of 6.731 after two rounds of competition that included a Compulsory Test and two Freestyles. The squad was comprised of: - Alexandra Balance, 22, Qualicum Beach BC - Jessica Bentzen, 27, Parksville BC - Jaydee Fluet, 11, Sundre AB - Alisa Schmidt, 32, Chilliwack BC - Kate Thomas, 21, Lantzville BC - Korynn Weber, 21, Nelson BC Their creative and emotional routine – performed on 11-year-old Friesian-cross gelding, Charles, alongside his owner and lunger, Saacha DeAmborossio of Bothell WA – embodied the spirit of WEG by depicting the ups and downs of teamwork.

EVENTING The Canadian Eventing Team closed out the eventing portion on September 17 by holding on to their 11th place standing following the final show jumping phase. The team was comprised of Lisa Marie Fergusson of Langley BC, Colleen Loach of Dunham QC, Selena O’Hanlon of Kingston ON, and Jessica Phoenix of Cannington ON. Selena O’Hanlon aboard Foxwood High

DRESSAGE The Canadian Dressage Team earned 11th place. Together, Megan Lane of Loretto ON, Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu of Saint Bruno QC, Jill Irving of Moncton NB, and Belinda Trussell of Stouffville ON, earned a team total score of 206.538 in the Grand Prix to wrap up their WEG 2018 experience.

SHOW JUMPING The Canadian Show Jumping Team closed out the Team Final in 10th place. After a hard-fought qualification on September 20 to earn a spot in the Team Final, team members, Erynn Ballard of Tottenham ON, Kara Chad

Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu riding All In

of Millarville AB, Mario Deslauriers of New York NY, and Eric Lamaze of Wellington FL, earned a team total of 65.89 penalties across three tough rounds of competition against a starting field of 25 teams.

REINING Competing against 60 athletes representing over 20 countries, the Canadian Reining Team took on FEI Pattern 8 to ultimately place tenth on a total score of 648.0. Lisa Coulter, 46, of Princeton BC, led the Canadian results, finishing in 26th place individually and contributing a score of 218.5 to the team. Other team members included Austin Seelhof, 29, of Cochrane AB, and Dean Brown, 49, of Campbell Hall NY.

PARA-DRESSAGE In her first major games appearance, Winona Hartvikson, 59, of Langley BC led the Canadian ParaDressage Team to a top-10 finish in the Team Test. The team also included Lauren Barwick, 41, who resides in Reddick FL, Jody Schloss, 45, of Toronto ON, and Roberta Sheffield, 38, who resides in Lincolnshire GBR.

ENDURANCE CANCELLED The Canadians showed grit, determination and teamwork, while keeping the welfare of their horses at the forefront, throughout the unfortunate Lisa Coulter and circumstances that led to the cancellation Smart Tinseltown of the Endurance competition. The competition was cancelled due to a potentially dangerously high combination of heat and humidity, and the conditions out on the trail following a heavy rain.

Mario Deslauriers aboard Bardolina 2

Winona Hartvikson aboard Ultimo

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For full results coverage, content and photos, visit www.equestrian. ca/events-results/games/ridetotryon.

Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) By Daphne Davey Making the Connection


ommunication” the twenty-first century buzzword! It comes in all shapes and forms: traditional media to social media to everything else electronic. But the best communication takes place face-to-face. This is where, as human beings, we really make the connection. Our society leans towards separateness. Wherever you go, people are texting or talking on cell phones (as they eat breakfast, walk in the street, ride the bus even while driving). For some, it has become an addiction. “Tuning in” also means “tuning out.” In our therapeutic riding programs, cell phones stay out of the arena. Making the connection with our instructors, riders, and fellow volunteers requires our undivided attention! Safety is of course a first consideration, but tying for first place is Relationships. We have much to learn from our clients with disabilities: the unique qualities, potential, aspirations of each one. Our connectedness with them helps them discover their abilities. We are part of a team, including the horse, helping them to raise the ceiling. When a rider makes the connection with his or her horse, we all get excited. Connecting with each other and with our riders and horses implies not just a commitment to focus, but a generosity of spirit that sets self aside and, in doing so, opens us up to the wonderful possibilities of new relationships. As they blossom in our riders, we are all touched.

Chelsey snuggles up to Ember. Photo by Colleen Hunt.

Your donation to www.cantra.ca or www.CanadaHelps.org will make a difference to a child or adult with a disability. For more information, visit www.hetifederation.org and www. festinalente.ie. Jesse loves to ride at the Joyriders, PEI. Photo courtesy the Joyriders.

Kelowna Riding Club By Jenny Bouwmeester


ith the autumn leaves and cooler weather here the Kelowna Riding club is starting to gear down for the winter. The riding club is still open to riders until the grounds get covered in snow. At the end of September we held a Western Dressage practice day with Sharron Piazza. Western and English riders were welcome to come practice their tests in the Dressage ring and have Sharron give written notes and verbal feedback on their tests. Then riders Equi-Life fall show worked through problem areas with Sharron in order to be more prepared for the next day. The following day we held our fall Dressage Percentage Day fundraiser. These shows are always a great hit and draw riders from both English and Western disciplines. There was a vast array of ages and levels that participated at this show. In October the Equi-Life Hunter Jumper Team held their fall Harvest Hunter Jumper Show. Here riders participate on the flat, over fences, and costume class. This fall Jumper show is a great way to wrap up the end of your show season, and have a little fun dressing up with your equine partner. The team would like to send a special thanks to Scope Equestrian Lifestyle for their generous sponsorship. The club would like to thank all its members and sponsors that have helped us through this past year. It sure was an eventful riding season, and we hope to make next year even more exciting for riders! Check out our website to see upcoming events for 2019. As well, do not forget that earlier birds get a discount on their membership package! www.kelownaridingclub.com.

Mellisa on Rosie with coach

Josie on Jandy

Ava on Summer Rain November 2018


News from 4-H in the Yukon! By Piper Wolsky


y name is Piper Wolsky. I am twelve years old and this is my first year in 4-H. I lease my 4-H project horse from HeartBar Ranch. My horse’s name is Lystig, he is thirty years old and he is a Norwegian Fjord. Our club is called 4-H Spirit Riders Horse Club. We are the only 4-H club in the Yukon. We have been operating for ten years and we have thirteen members this year. I joined 4-H to become friends with more people who are as interested in horses as I am, as well as to learn more about horses and how to take care of them. This year was a very successful year in 4-H. We accomplished many of the goals we set for ourselves and tried many new things. Our club had our Public Speaking Event in March. All of our club presented and achieved their communications badge. Our club started riding together in the beginning of May and will hopefully keep doing mounted meetings till the end of October. June through August was our prime riding time. In May, we participated in a mounted meeting to work on showmanship. There was also a spring clinic at Jody Mackenzie-Grieve’s where we practiced drill ride and took riding lessons. In June, we had the gymkhana; unfortunately I was not able to attend. Our club held a concession to help fundraise for fun activities like 4-H camp. Some of the events for the gymkhana were barrel racing, pole bending, scurry race, keyhole, drinking race, cup race, and potato spearing. July was our busiest month of the year. We participated in the Canada Day parade with some horse and rider pairs, as well as a truck covered in balloons as a float. After the parade we all went through the Tim Horton’s drive through. We did a week long camp at Three Slaves Farm, which is a family hay and haskup berry farm owned by Ann-Marie and Gerry Stockley. At the summer camp we took lessons with Ruth Ratcliffe. We also learned how to properly clean our tack, we made horsehair bracelets and tassels, and we played lots of games that helped us bond better as friends. We also took a tour of the research farm, learned about water management and did impromptu synchronized swimming presentations at the local hot springs. We ended our 4-H camp with our

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annual 4-H achievement where we presented our horses to Ruth in showmanship and rider levels. The majority of us also participated in the Y.H.R.A. horse show after the camp, which was my first horse show and the show was a lot of fun. In August we held another gymkhana, and unfortunately again I couldn’t make it. Our club held another concession. This gymkhana was the first gymkhana for many people. We did not have any more clinics or camps, which meant we had many mounted meetings in different places and we had so much fun together. Our best mounted meeting was held in Carcross at the desert and on Bennet beach. That meeting we got to ride in the desert, along the beach in the water and then into town for ice cream. We also sadly had to say goodbye to one our fellow members and friend who went off to college. In September, we had some great mounted meetings to slowly wrap up our club riding time this year. At one of the mounted meetings we did a scavenger hunt on horseback. We worked on horse health and learned how to take our horse’s vitals. In conclusion, we had another fantastic year. A big thank you everyone who made it all happen for us and taught us so much. I would also like to give a special thanks to the parents who were very supportive throughout the whole year. I feel it is very necessary to thank our leaders Angelique Bjork, Gail Riederer, Joie McBryan, Doug Harris and Erin Woods. Last but not least I would like to thank all of the club members, you guys have been so inclusive… I had an amazing year with all of you. You guys are so helpful and are such great friends.

Alberta Donkey and Mule Club By Russ Shandro | Photos by Joseph Harrtung


he club hosted a Wrap-Up to Summer Trail Ride through the colourful and inspiring hills of Grizzly Bear Coulee on September 29. This day, the name could have been called – Welcome to Winter! At the top ledge, the winds were gusting to 40 kph and it was only +1. As we descended more than 200’ to the Battle River, the conditions were calm and cool. All participants were dressed and prepared for the elements. We encountered two groups of moose, numerous deer, squirrels and the splendid fall colours along with mature Chokecherries to savour, all through the 700 acres that we covered. The area was named in 1754, after the mauling of two men, by a Plains Grizzly, where one succumbed to his wounds. The two were part of an exploratory party led by Anthony Henday assigned to map the west and convince fur traders to deal with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Krista Critch on left, Russ Shandro Russ on Members and guests right with Dave Johnston in the background did a little exploring as well. At 10 am, we chased cattle from an oat field and relocated them back into their grazing reserve. The group of riders then moved across a few miles through the coulees, river valley and proceeded to “flush the brush.” This part saw layers removed and the fun had begun. But after a few hours of up and down the hills and ledges, in and out of the brush… the mounts and their riders began to

realize “fun” was evolving into “work”! Rounding up as many of the cattle as we could, trailing them to their winter paddock was exhilarating, enjoyable, challenging and by 6 pm, tiring! Thirteen miles were covered in the Rod Hunter on Peanut (a Tennessee Walker saddle that day and a cross Mule) who just led the entire time! whole lot more… when considering the slopes and the back and forth utilized for gathering the stock. Arriving at the wintering area and along with access to the road, a phone call was made by the Spread Boss. A huge stock trailer arrived and we loaded our horses and mules, sat in the trucks and were chauffeured the last three miles back to camp. After stoking the wood stove and placing the soup and the “late” chicken pot pie on the stove, we reclined in our chairs; the heat, seemingly melting our legs and faces, with nobody displaying the energy to do much, but sit. Some snoozed while waiting for the meal. To describe the day’s activities in one word – Content! Participants were tired and a little sore, maybe real sore. They were appreciative of the hospitality provided by the Hunter Family, the surprisingly inspiring sights that the region provided and the experience to move the cattle through the coulees. Darkness came by 7:30 and the pillows were utilized shortly after. The heartier riders, stayed for Sunday as well. Grizzly Bear Coulee is located 14 miles north of Wainwright, Alberta.

Walkers Host the Canadian Event! By Marjorie Lacy, CRTWH Vice President


HE CANADIAN EVENT” was not a traditional or typical horse show. It was the exciting new endeavor of the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse held September 1-3 at Almonds Arena in Ponoka AB. Classes included some elements of a traditional show, as well as individual performances, written evaluations from the judge, fun activities, liberty activities, show and tell, plus the newest trend in equine sports featuring the Stick Horse! Tack and attire were relaxed but the emphasis on safety for Matched Pairs horses and humans was of prime importance. In summary, this was unique in every way - not a show, but an Event. The Canadian Event was very well-attended and its premiere was a great success! Class lists and placings are posted on crtwh.ca. We thank our generous sponsors: Humane Society of the United States; GW Cycle; Alberta Equestrian Federation; Alberta Horse Industry; Walking Horse News; Hall of Fame Promotions; Giddy Up Western Wear; Alberta Walking Horse Association; Chrystal Star Ranch; Jody Rawlyck; Dave Gamble GeoServices; FF16 Farms; Northfork Farms; Knotted Up; Pauline Stotsenberg; Dianne Little; and Water Glass class = who is Leslie Hunchuk. the smoothest of all?

One person’s summary By Windi Scott I have ‘horse show anxiety’ and I’ve stayed away from shows for a lot of years, so it was with some reluctance that I attended the Canadian Event. Some referred to this show as an unshow because of its completely unique approach to evaluating and mentoring classes rather than the traditional judging one would expect to see (although the The best ever Stick Horse judge was more than qualified). The competition! persons responsible for the vision and dedication to carry this out have my greatest respect. Not only did they provide an impressive array of classes (for both TWH and Other Gaited Breeds) they introduced emerging disciplines such as gaited dressage and equi-theatre. There was literally something at this show for everyone! The dress restrictions were relaxed to encourage participation by those who may not have shown before. Participants were allowed to cross-tack between English and Western and to ride 2-handed in all classes if they so desired. There were over 40 stalls in the facility and all but a couple were booked by registrants, leaving no doubt that the event was welcomed by gaited horse owners in Alberta. Highlights of the show for me personally were: the costume classes, authentic gaits, and the unique approach to trail and obstacles, both in hand and under saddle. I am especially happy to have received written evaluation for the classes I entered. I look forward to the next Canadian Event! November 2018


Provincial Winter Fair


By Colleen Meyer, Horse Division Rep.

he 80th Provincial Winter Fair was celebrated in grand fashion at Circle Creek Equestrian Centre and Ranch in Kamloops. Over 250 animals being shown by British Columbia’s finest youth were showcased. These young 4-H’ers know what it takes to produce prize winning beef, sheep and horses, along with additional projects that include dogs and photography. The Diamond Anniversary of the Kamloops Fair was held September 21-24. It included Main Stage performers, highlighting local talent, Food trucks and Vendors, the Kid Zone with a climbing wall, Uncle Chris the Clown, face painting and more! A new addition was the “Grapes and Grill” event, a pairing event of local Wine and local 4-H produced beef and lamb, cooked to perfection! Judges for the beef, sheep and horse events came from around western Canada to share their knowledge with the 4-H members. To start off the weekend for the Horse Division, clinics

conducted by Dustin Drader of El Centro Equine Services of Kelowna prepared everyone for the rest of the fair. Saturday, 4-H Horse members were judged on their Unit work, Showmanship, a Pleasure class and a Trail class. After being tested on their 4-H skills, the 4-H members and all of the Open participants had some fun on the Mountain Trail Course. Sunday brought some sun and clearing skies and the Open Horse Show. Dustin was an amazing judge and also threw some schooling tips in at the end of each class. Ribbons and cash prizes were taken home and the weekend was deemed a roaring success! A big THANK YOU to Dustin Drader for his expertise, the volunteers who helped run a very smooth show, and the Sponsors: Abbott Wealth Managements (cash prizes and ribbons), Agri Supply and Lammle’s Western Wear for some great 4-H prizes. And of course, thanks to the 4-H Horse Clubs who attended!

BC Lower Mainland Pony Club By Tracy Carver


eptember 23 was our final regional event of the year. Our BCLM Dressage event highlighted the progress each rider has made after a long season of training and showing. We featured a little bit of everything, offering classes and divisions from Starter (walk /trot) tests up to Second Level, and the favourite part of the day was of course the Pas De Deux and Freestyles performed following the formal tests. And new for this year, we featured an Equitation Division offered through Rising Stars, in which our competitors ages 10 -21 in the Training, First and Second Level divisions were given an opportunity to have their tests evaluated by an Equitation Judge as well as a traditional Dressage Judge while riding their second test of the day. This year our finalists returned to the ring to ride as one group, and the top two riders were invited to compete against other finalists from across the province at the Pacific Regional Dressage Championships at Thunderbird October 5-7, 2018, in the 2018 BC Rising Stars Youth Equitation Championship. Congratulations to all of our competitors! The training and preparation of each horse and rider partnership were evident in each ride, and we had a lot of very close rankings at the end of the day. Entering our Winner’s Circle this year:

Starter: Champion - Rose Pavic; Reserve - Kealy Hagerty Pre-Training: Champion - Brianne Tamaki- Chu; Reserve - Devon Wrayton Pre-Training Open: Champion - Leah Coers Training Division: Champion - Stephanie Struys on Arctic; Reserve - Amy Willix Training Open Division: Champion - Marianne Struys First Level Division: Champion - Stephanie Struys on Scooby; Reserve - Hadley Jack Second Level: Champion - Karis Mackie; Reserve - Bailey-Jayne Chapman Starter Pas De Deux: Champions - Elizabeth Savoie and Shannon Cook Pre-Training Pas De Deux: Champions - Karis Mackie and BaileyJayne Chapman; Reserve - Hadley Jack and Emma Albaek- Christensen Starter Freestyle: Champion - Addison Parahoniak; Reserve - Quinn Wrayton Pre-Training Freestyle: Champion - Emelia Thrift; Reserve - Devon Wrayton Equitation Division: was won by Karis Mackie; Reserve - Stephanie Struys.

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In addition to our regional Dressage show, we had the opportunity to send one of our best to compete on behalf of BCLM at the Canadian Pony Club National Kassandra (2nd from left) amongst the Dressage Finals winning Dressage riders from across Canada. in Ontario this past August. Our representative, Kassandra Hawes, was Reserve Champion from finalists across Canada, and has this to say about her exciting experience: “This July I had the opportunity to represent the BCLM Kassandra and Toby region of Canadian Pony Club in our National Dressage competition. It was held by the Central Ontario Region this year near Barrie, Ontario. Competitors come from all over Canada to compete, and are given a completely random horse to ride that has been loaned for use. The three official days started with a clinic, where we had the opportunity to ride and get to know our assigned horses. My horse, Toby, was a 17hh thoroughbred gelding that I was competing in the Training level with. The second day we rode our two regular dressage tests at our level, and the third day we were given a mystery test. This test we could only read for 5 minutes and then was called for us while we rode. Along with our ridden tests the competition was also based on turn out of horse and rider and our stable management. At the end of the competition I was fortunate to win Reserve Champion overall in my division and second place in stable management. It was such a great experience to have and I met lots of great people along the way!” – Kassandra Hawes

Armstrong Enderby Riding Club By Lauri Meyers | Photos courtesy of Giffen Photography


s 2018 insists on speeding by, we look back onto our show season. This year we moved our shows indoors, out of the elements, in the Armstrong Agriplex. This was very beneficial with rain and sun; shelter, shade and out of the wind. We are happy to say, we are keeping it indoors for 2019. Being under cover allowed us to have Spring and Fall Costume Classes, as well as 4 shows with Stakes classes. Our September show was our Trophy Show, with several happy members taking home some well-earned hardware. The early bird gets the worm; 2019 dates have been chosen and booked. Mark these on your calendar: April 7 – Trail Course will run from 10 am–2 pm May 5 June 2 August 11 September 22

use next year, just let us know when you renew your membership. M e m b e r meetings are being moved to the first Tuesday of the month; our first meeting is February 5, 2019, 7 pm at the Armstrong Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is welcome at these meetings. November 17 is our Potluck Awards Dinner at the Enderby Seniors Centre at 5 pm (theme is Wild West). Come and meet your Board of Directors, enjoy some good food and great company. Up-to-date information can be found on our Facebook page. Our email is AERCcanada@gmail.com.

There will be a couple of changes happening for 2019. The day will start with Showmanship at 9 am, so no sweat marks or untacking to deal with. Show fees can now be paid by e-transfer, with members receiving a discount for pre-registering. Also, don’t forget to renew your HCBC membership; proof of membership is required at our shows. You can also keep your back number to

Interior Cutting Horse Association By Carol Schepp


he ICHA had their AGM and Year-End Awards BBQ this year at Rath’s in Kamloops on September 22. As rain threatened to dampen the day, it quit just as we started, and turned out to be a beautiful evening. A wonderful catered meal, awards and sitting around the fire was a great time. Congratulations to all the winners. Thanks for a great year of cutting! Check out our website for show dates for 2019, www. ichacutting.com. We look forward to seeing you in the cutting pen next year.


2nd Misty’s Mini Me – Grant Beyer 3rd DFL Hickory Playgirl – Lori-Haywood Farmer

Open Horse – sponsored by Dr. David & Rebecca Ciriani 1st Im A Genuine Player – Jerry Rath 2nd San Taris Dual Oak – Sheryl Wurtz 3rd WR This Cats Sly – Lee Poncelet Non Professional – sponsored by Probyn Motors Inc 1st San Taris Dual Oak – Sheryl Wurtz 2nd Jim Rhodes – Intentions Good Cat 3rd Patti Magrath – DFL Lil Mischa

10,000 Novice Horse Non Professional – sponsored by Armstrong Veterinary Clinic & Stefan Schwieger 1st Intentions Good Cat – Jim Rhodes 2nd Smart Little Adan – Carol Schepp 3rd Shirley’s Shimmer – Erin McKay-Schwieger

Top (l to r): Sonja Anderlini, Lee Poncelet, Jim Rhodes, Jerry Rath, Lynn Borden, Brittnee Sousa. Bottom (l to r): Carol Schepp, Jeanette Perry, Lori Haywood-Farmer, Camilla Williams, Sandra Rhodes, Bonnie Meints, Lynne Lucas

10,000 Horse Open – sponsored by Paton & Martin Veterinary Services Ltd. & Grindrod Feed Store 1st Smart n Genuine TR – Lee Poncelet 2nd Im A Genuine Player – Jerry Rath 3rd Pistol Packing Mischa – Bob Zirnhelt Youth Rider – sponsored by Zappone Aggregate Processors 1st Greta Wurtz – Sonitas Colonel Pep 750 Progressive Horse – sponsored by Vision Quest Advisors – Tom Danyk 1st Peptos Royal Scoot – Lee Poncelet 2nd Hydrive Izzy – Bonnie Meints 3rd Pistol Packin Mischa – Patti Magrath Green Horse Open – sponsored by RV Doctor – AJ Rosseel 1st Double That Diamond – Sonja Anderlini

Ranch Horse – sponsored by Zappone Aggregate Processors 1st Starlight Awesome – Camilla Williams 2nd Misty’s Mini Me – Grant Beyer 3rd DFL Hickory Playgirl – Lori-Haywood Farmer 2500 Limit Rider – sponsored by Ed Hurd & LP Performance Horses 1st Erin McKay-Schwieger - Shirley’s Shimmer 2nd Sandra Rhodes – Royally Sweet Badge 750 Progressive Rider – sponsored by Dr. Dale & Marilyn Henry 1st Brittnee Sousa – Peptos Royal Scoot 2nd Sandra Rhodes – Royally Sweet Badge 3rd Jeanette Perry – Hydrive Olena 350 Novice Rider – sponsored by Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic 1st Brittnee Sousa – Peptos Royal Scoot 2nd Jeanette Perry – Hydrive Olena 3rd Sharron Piazza – Dualin With A Twist Nervous Novice Rider – sponsored by Troy Fisher Silverworks, Mayerthorpe AB 1st Camilla Williams – Starlights Awesome 2nd Cara Brockman – Hydrive Yellowjacket 3rd Lynne Lucas – Peptos Little Color Never Won A Buckle – Brittnee Sousa Top Horse 2018 – Double That Diamond, Sonja Anderlini Top Rider 2018 – Brittnee Sousa Top Hand 2018 – Bob Zirnhelt

November 2018


The Back Country Horsemen of BC

Notes from the Northwest Chapter of BCHBC By Harley Golder, NW Chapter chair


he year has been a busy one in the Northwest. The members have been busy with the extreme challenge course that is being set up at our Coalmine Horse Camp, made possible by the grant from the Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corp. This is an organization that puts annual profits which are generated back into the community by giving grants to non-profit organizations. It has allowed us to rent a skid steer to clear trails, finish up our cabin, and purchase a propane heater for the cabin so we can enjoy the winter months at the camp also. It has also allowed us to erect a manure pit and more overnight holding pens. This is part of our five-year plan to get a cowboy challenge set up, more trails cleared, and put in parking spots and fire pits. Another fundraiser we did was to man the gates for the RCMP Musical Ride that came to town. It was one of the hottest days of the summer with lots of water and laughs; ever yone had fun helping out and getting to see the show. Always a crowd pleaser. One of our long-term members moved to Terrace so we had a farewell potluck for her at our horse camp. We had about 20 people show up for the dinner and 7 brought their horses and we went out for a lovely af ternoon ride. It was a great time – “happy trails” Virginia. Floyd has worked hard to build obstacles for our challenge course… it is really amazing to see his ability. We just mention something that would be a good obstacle and by the time you go up there again it is in place. He is an asset to our club. We have put together a swinging bridge, a narrow walking bridge and log pile, three tires filled with sand to walk over as some of our obstacles. Our goal this fall is to have a fun day with all the obstacles in place. We have a beautiful trophy that Floyd has made for the winner. Weekends have been spent

camping and trail riding at the site. Eric has set up and installed a water pump in the creek to supply water on site for the horse. The paneling is up in the cabin and thanks to Joy and Perr y they got the trim up for the windows and walls. We have looked over the site with plans for perimeter fencing and a cross fence. Hopefully we will get this done before winter sets in.

We will be holding our memorial ride for members who have passed, along with our Thanksgiving ride to end our summer riding season. We also hope to hold our first meeting in our new club house this fall and it has been years in the making. It ’s been a busy year and we have had many members step up and many hands made it easy. As time goes on we hope to see BCHBC members and others who are interested come and join us at our new Mountain Trail Course. Smithers is along the ver y scenic route half way between Prince George and Prince Rupert and has been a chapter of BCHBC since 1999. If you are interested in riding in our area please visit the BCHBC website at w w w.bchorsemen.org and look us up. Come out and enjoy!

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

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BC Rodeo Association THANK YOU TO OUR CHILCOTIN SERIES RODEO TOUR SPONSORS Royce Cooke Trucking & Hay Sales Chilcotin Towing BM Clothing Co. PETtanicals Deep Creek Equestrian Center Western Vogue Cariboo Spurs Apparel & Tack The Horse Barn Chilcotin Lodge Colorz HUB Enterprises Williams Lake & District Credit Union Equinety Williams Lake Gus & Nita Cameron All Around Junior ~ Reese Rivet, West Fraser Truckers Assn. Williams Lake BC


WildCard Rodeo SPONSOR:


Grassland Equipment ~ Williams Lake

RUBY SPONSORS: JD KNIVES & CUSTOM WORKS West Fraser Truckers Association

2018 POLARIS RAFFLE WINNERS 1st ~ Ranger XP 900EPS ~ Galen Killoran, Dawson Creek BC 2nd ~ Outlaw 110EFI ~ Tom Davidson, Houston BC 3rd ~ Generator P2000 ~ Matt Jonke, Fort Fraser BC




Macey Freemantle ~ PW Barrel Racing Season Leader and Finals Champion

Landon Horsley ~ JR Steer Riding Season Leader and Finals Champion



BC Rodeo Association, Box 71, 2393 Back Valley Road, Cache Creek BC, V0K 1H0 Phone: 250-457-9997 * Fax: 250-457-6265 * bcrodeoassn@gmail.com * www.rodeobc.com Winter Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 2018/2019 BCRA Board of Directors President: Gord Puhallo 250-394-4034 or 250-267-9647 gdpuhallo@gmail.com Vice President: Trish Kohorst 250-613-2633, trishkohorst@gmail.com

Directors: Ty Lytton 250-396-7710 or 250-706-3580, tylytton@hotmail.com Shaylene Tucker 250-392-6296 or 250-320-0762, shaylenetucker@gmail.com Tim Terepocki 250-280-7653, ranchproperties@gmail.com Rhoda Petal 250-394-4349 or 250-267-5550, rpetal@yunesitin.ca Allison Everett 250-296-4778 or 250-305-0167, allison.everett@sd27.bc.ca Steve Lloyd 250-925-4669, stevenklloyd@hotmail.com Patti Gerhardi 250-961-9667, rockingp@hotmail.com Carl Hyde 250-963-9381 or 250-612-1237, c.rhyde@hotmail.com Aaron Palmer 250-851-6725, showtime_ap@hotmail.com Kelly Walls 250-267-8865, k.reay@hotmail.com

November 2018


Clubs & Associations 28 Years of Celebrating Long Ears www.AlbertaDonkeyandMule.com

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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.

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

ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC. (Region 17) Arabian Clubs in W. Canada. Rob Calnan, robert_ calnan@hotmail.com. Youth activities/Shows/Stallion Auction/Clinics, www.region17.com 3/19 armstrong enderby riding club  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 7/19

CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, www.crchorse.ca 10/19 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


BARRIERE & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com, bdrcwebinfo@gmail.com, Darcey Woods, President, 250-318-9975 3/19


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

Info on clinics and events at www.erabc.com

BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Tina Knott 250-743-9114, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, www.bccarriagedriving.com 3/19 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 8/19 asmarawg@telus.net, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ.

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We are the first charitable organization devoted to equines to be registered by Revenue Canada. Providing funds to veterinary students, veterinary colleges, rescue units and other worthwhile equine causes. www.equinefoundationofcanada.com Pres: Bob Watson 403-378-4323, cbwatson@telusplanet.net

BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Debbie Miyashita 250-804-2928, miyashitadebbie@gmail.com, Meetings, Clinics, Trail Rides, Socials, www.bcimhc.com 2/19



BC LOWER MAINLAND PONY CLUB For horse lovers ages 6-25; Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, PPG & more! Tracy 778-999-7400, bclmponyclub@gmail.com 4/19 BC MINIATURE HORSE CLUB. All mini lovers welcome. President: Vicki Schulz 604-240-3250, www.miniaturehorsesbc.com, Facebook BCMHC. Clinics & Fun Days 5/19 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB www.bcphc.com, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. cathyglover@telus.net 11/18 5/19


Interior cutting horse association www.ichacutting.com New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 6/19 KAMLOOPS THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOC. 250-554-3811 www.ktra.ca Therapeutic Riding Lessons, Vaulting, Summer Camps, Boarding, Birthday Parties

BC RODEO ASSOC., Box 71, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0, Office 250-457-9997, bcrodeoassn@gmail.com, www.rodeobc.com 10/19 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.bctpca.net


BURNABY HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION, (Burnaby BC), Self-Boarding Barns, Riding Rings, Trails, Clinics, Lessons, Open Houses, www.burnabyhorsemensassociation.com 5/19


KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, www.kelownaridingclub.com contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 12/18 LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, www.langleyriders.com. English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 8/19 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com, http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA 10/19 North OK therapeutic riding assoc. 250-549-0105 www.notra.info Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 6/19

100 Mile & District Outriders

7/18 8/19

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


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PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB, Pres: Kristy Forsyth. Visit www.peachlandridingclub. com for information about our Gymkhanas dates and other fun events! 3/19

Clubs & Associations Overnight it or Stay in Revelstoke BC




SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, http://bcqha.com/index.php/scqha 9/19


PINE TREE RIDING CLUB (Barnhartvale/Kamloops), Visit www.pinetreeridingclub.com for info on lessons, gymkhanas, shows and clinics, or email pinetreeridingclub@gmail.com 3/19

WEST COAST VAULTERS (Parksville BC) New members always welcome! We also travel to clinics.www.westcoastvaulters.com. Contact Debbie 250-954-9940 3/19 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Amber 250-392-6402 wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info 8/19 WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION, www.wrdha.com. Barb Stephenson (Secretary) phone 403-933-5765 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) 3/19

What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2019 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


2-4 JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP, Course 2 Purpose, Abbotsford BC, 1-888-533-4353, www.jonathanfieldhorsemanship.net 2-4 SADDLE FITTING w/Mariette Klemm, Lower Mainland area of BC, 250-526-1868, www.theperfectsaddlefit.com 2-5 GLENN STEWART HORSEMANSHIP, Cochrane AB, ontact Sue-Anne gshcochrane@gmail.com 16 HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN Fundraising Banquet, Spall Golf Course, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 or see us on FB 16-25 BRAZIL HORSEMANSHIP ADVENTURE w/GlennStewart, www.thehorseranch.com 23-24 BLACK FRIDAY SALE, Diamond H Tack, Kelowna BC, www.diamondhtack.ca 24 CARIBOO HORSEY LADIES Fundraising Banquet, Spruce Hill Resort & Spa, 100 Mile House BC, Cat Armitage 250-644-4388, foxwillowlb@gmail.com 28-Dec 8 GLENN STEWART Personal Horsemanship Journey, Baldonnel BC, www.thehorseranch.com


1 EQUINE ESSENTIALS TACK SALE, Greystone Stables, Delta BC, Alexis 604-992-5676 10-21 GLENN STEWART Personal Horsemanship Journey, Baldonnel BC, www.thehorseranch.com

Do you have your 2019 dates booked yet? Send them in (required format only, as above) – our readers want to know!



3-13 GLENN STEWART Personal Horsemanship Journey, Baldonnel BC, www.thehorseranch.com 17-27 COSTA RICA HORSEMANSHIP VACATION w/Glenn Stewart, www.thehorseranch.com


14-17 KAMLOOPS COWBOY FESTIVAL, Kamloops BC, Mark 1-888-763-2221, www.bcchs.com


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KTRA HOE-DOWN Fundraiser, Columbo Hotel, Kamloops BC, see Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association on Facebook THE MANE EVENT EQUINE EXPO, Scottsdale AZ, www.maneeventexpo.com TACK SALE, Armstrong Curling Club, Armstrong BC, Nancy 250-546-9922



THE MANE EVENT EQUINE EXPO, Red Deer AB, www.maneeventexpo.com


10-12 JATON LORD HORSEMANSHIP & COW WORK CLINIC, Heatherdown Hills Arena, Parkland Country AB, contact Darlene 780-554-5090, ddsark@gmail.com 24-26 CANADIAN OPEN HORSEBACK ARCHERY CHALLENGE, Mount Currie BC, www.horsebackarchery.ca

November 2018


Business Services ACCOMMODATIONS


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

EQUINE WELLNESS & DIGESTIVE SUPPORT (Interior BC & online) 250.368.2002 www.littleoasisequine.com. Products and support for equine digestive health. 6/19

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


HOWARD JOHNSON INN, Red Deer, 403-343-8444. One minute from Westerner Park. www.hojoreddeer.com 11/18 8/19

arena maintenance


BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS David Beerstra Trucking, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch


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

11/19 10/19


BOARDING FACILITIES / RETIREMENT / REHAB JJ’S PLACE (Coombs BC) 250-248-4050 Self, semi, or Full boarding for injured, ageing, retired, or casual pleasure horse. Also on Facebook


SILVERADO HORSE CENTER Boarding  Clinics  Lessons  Training Located north of Cochrane AB, at 274254 Range Road 40 Madden AB (GPS coordinates) www.silveradohorsecenter.com 9/19


TURNING POINT RANCH (Pritchard BC) 250-577-3526. Full care, rest, rehab, retirement, geriatric. www.turningpointranch.ca or see us on Facebook 4/19


DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-309-4629, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 12/18





Wanted Wranglers / Trail Guides

Pre-order your Baumalight generator now for delivery in 8 weeks and get an 8% discount for planning ahead.

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


1-866-820-7603 • baumalight.com



Supplements For Horses

www.DrReeds.com SADDLEUP.CA

CHILLIWACK 1-877-847-3735

wholesale panels & gates | pet food | bagged feed 2/19

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ARMSTRONG 1-250-546-9174



8/18 9/19

Business Services FARRIERS & SUPPLIES



Bring your own horse or ride ours!

affordable ~ pet friendly ~ log cabins with private hot tubs

2018 SPECIAL: Stay 2 nights and receive an introductory guided trailride for FREE!

www.montanahillguestranch.com 250-593-9807 8/19 7/18

adventure | riding | hiking

Corrals & Camping – Bring Your Own Horse! 1-800-668-2233 • 108 Mile Ranch BC www.sprucehillresort.com 5/19



VALLEY FARRIER SERVICES, Bob Johnston 250-546-8254     Certified Journeyman serving North OK/Shuswap for 25 years 5/19

Your Partner for Equine, Farm & Liability Insurance 8/19


Get coverage today!

1 800 670 1877 | info@capricmw.ca | capricmw.ca


ASHCROFT home building CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Co-op Dealer & Pet Foods. You can find us on Facebook 8/19

100% B.C. Owned and Operated!


We protect what we love.

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


FEncing 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

Sandy Chevallier Listing & Selling Equine and Residential Properties in the Central Okanagan Cell: 250-718-2761 or Chevy@royallepage.ca

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


FAWNDALE FARMS (Thompson/Okanagan area) Farm & Residential Fencing. Lance Savage 250-260-0848, fawndalefarms@gmail.com 10/19

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




RIBBONS & ROSETTES OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 The best source for all your event and award ribbons! www.ribbonsonline.net, ribbons@xplornet.com 9/19

Saddle Fitters THE PERFECT SADDLE FIT (Lower Mainland ) 250-526-1868, Saddle Fitting, Consultation & Sale, individual solutions for you & your horse mariette@ericklemm.com

WWW.APGUESTRANCH.COM (Merritt BC) 250-378-6520 Weddings, Trail Rides, Lodging/Camping/B&B/Bed & Bales, Morgan Horses 6/19




CARIBOO SADDLERY (Williams Lake) Mark Denny 250-392-3735 Over 30 years of Custom Saddles and Leather Repairs 12/18 R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 5/19 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@telus.net November 2018


Business Services TRAINERS/coaches

TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 7/19

LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLEs (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. www.lpperformancehorses.com 5/19 LISA WIEBEN (Bowden AB) www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com, Clinics, Training, Lessons, Centered Riding/Western & English Dressage 4/19




Visit our Langley BC location 106-22575 Fraser Highway w w w. e q u e s t r i a n f a s h i o n o u t f i t t e r s . c o m

WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Portable Fencing 2/19



MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) 250-295-4329, Clinics throughout BC, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Mountain Trail & Driving, www.mwsporthorses.com


SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, www.sandylanghorsemanship.com 6/19



PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. www.petersentrailers.ca 4/19 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (Vernon) 250-308-8980 Fax: 250-542-5373 RV’s to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 6/19

TRAILER SAles CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, www.cummings.ca 9/19 KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, Kittequipment.com 12/18

ACCORD VETERINARY SERVICES (Kamloops & area) 250-314-6566. Dr. Marlin Mason, Mobile Equine/Bovine Vet Services, 8/19 ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL Williams Lake 250-392-5510 / Quesnel 250-747-3053 Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan, Meier, Ree      12/18 DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. www.dcvet.ca 10/19 INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 6/19 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VET Clinic 250-374-1486 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Robert Mulligan, Heather Pedersen 3/19 OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888, Sheila McDonald DVM and Tara Trimble DVM, www.okanaganequinevet.com. 10/19

TOll free: 1-844-955-2445 or 780.955.2445




BIRGIT STUTZ, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Cert. Trainer, www.fallingstarranch. ca, Training/lessons/clinics/student programs, Dunster BC, 250-968-6801 7/19 BRUCE EMLYN HORSEMANSHIp (BC), www.bruceemlyn.com. Connecting with the Mind of Every Horse; clinics and private schooling 8/19 CHRISTA MIREMADI HORSEMANSHIP (Aldergrove) 604-856-2967 Training. 3/19 Problem Solving, Starting, Lessons, Clinics. www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com


THREE VALLEYS VET SERVICES (BC’s Southern Interior) Dr. David Ward Full equipped equine/bovine mobile, 250-497-6127 or 250-809-8807 5/19

Well pumps

ALICIA HARPER of Hylee Training, EC Comp. Coach/Trainer. Specializing in Hunters available for training, lessons/clinics, www.hyleetraining.com 10/18


PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099 Drs. Alex Wales, Susan Wales and Jessica Wales 6/19

GENERATION PUMP CO. (Interior BC) 250-549-0780 Paul Moore Variable Speed Experts! www.generationpumpcompany.com 6/19

year-round listings

Western & Dressage Coach, Mountain Trail Course Designer. Clinics/private sessions in mountain & standard trail, ground work, round corral, ponying, desensitizing, balanced riding on/off site. Confidence building through patience & respect. RSTER FEcoaching Join us at our indoor/outdoor trail course. training

Where Your Equine Adventure Begins

250-808-0738 (Kelowna BC) See Damarhe Training on FB

8/18 7/17

DONNA HAWKINS (Aldergrove BC) 604-856-0033 donnahawkins@shaw.ca Offering Educational Clinics on evidence-based practices 3/19 7/19

International Clinician and Horseman 1-877-728-8987 www.thehorseranch.com JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses® www.JonathanField.net, 1-888-533-4353 8/19 44 • november 2018


starting at $ 250 per year!

Rural Roots - Real Estate

PERFECT ‘HORSE FRIENDLY’ PROPERTY Hobby Farm on 5+ acres, approximately 4 acres in hay with perimeter fencing and cross-fencing. Included is a charming 2,300 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, workshop and wood storage area. Huge potential in finishing the basement in your style. Upgrades: 200 amp service, new foundation with drainage lines, furnace, gutters and soffit, and a new waterline to auto-waterer in barn was installed. Beautiful views of the Armstrong/Spallumcheen Valley. Don’t miss out of this excellent opportunity to enjoy the country lifestyle only 2 minutes from town! 4136 Salmon River Road, Armstrong BC PRICE ADJUSTED $624,500 $599,500 MLS® 10168126 For further details contact either: LOUISA COCHRANE 250-550-6561 (cell), louisa@realvernon.ca HEATHER ANGEL 250-307-1124 (cell), heather@realvernon.ca Royal Lepage Downtown Realty Vernon www.louisacochrane.com

THE ULTIMATE HORSE RANCH 20.32 acres, 80’x120’ indoor riding arena, 200 US GPM well. 3,729 sq. ft. 4 bed/2 full bath main residence with great views from the open kitchen, living and dining room area. Also a 780 sq. ft. 1 bed/1 bath second residence. 3 minutes to town. Heated show barn with 5 stalls and auto waterers, viewing area over arena and hay loft. 52’x56’ barn with 6 24’x12’ stalls and a 26’x16’ shavings area. 38’x60’ hay shed. Comes with irrigation system and reel. 30’x48’ workshop with 22’x48’ lean-to. 3 heated automatic pasture waterers. 7.5 acres of irrigated hay fields. 165’ outdoor round pen. 4358 Lansdowne Road, Armstrong BC $2,125,000 MLS® 10165249

RIGHT IN ARMSTRONG 41.4 ACRES Truly the only property of its kind and the single largest undeveloped agricultural title within the city. On a sought after dead end street; partly in the ALR. Elite updated 2,796 sq. ft. 5 bed/4 bath home w/attached 4-car garage. Stunning custom kitchen. Partially covered deck with sublime views of the valley. Gleaming walnut trillium hardwood. Perimeter fenced and x-fenced 23 acres of sub-irrigated hayland produces 2 cuts of hay. 7 additional acres of workable land. 100’x185’ outdoor riding arena w/livestock pens. Buildings include: heated insulated shop, machine shed, barn with 3 box stalls, feed room, heated trophy/tackroom, bathroom, hay shed w/attached loafing barn. 3930 Patten Drive, Armstrong BC $2,500,000 MLS® 10168383

HORSES WILL LOVE THIS COUNTRY VIEW ACREAGE!! Updated open concept 3 bedroom rancher on quiet 2.96 usable acres. Nature lovers will enjoy the great southern views and wildlife from the large L-shaped covered veranda. Property features a horse shelter/hay storage/paddock, aviary, chicken coop, apple trees and a fenced vegetable garden. Pasture mostly fenced and tons of parking. Includes a 35hp tractor. Home undergone extensive upgrades including new roof, windows, flooring, plumbing/electrical, drywall, paint, etc. Large laundry room with sink. Ready to move in. Call now to confirm your viewing. 10486 North Deroche Road, Mission BC $789,000 MLS® 2286277 For more information contact: EVERT GULIKER 604-793-6103 Select Real Estate evert@evertguliker.com • www.evertguliker.com

81 ACRE OFF GRID HORSE PARADISE 81.12 acres! Timber, hay, shop, sheds and a home. Sensational view. Live off grid and in comfort! Water well and a 24 volt 9 panel solar system power the house with a 6,500 watt diesel generator for backup. Public road access. 72’x45’ insulated, heated and powered shop with its own solar system. A productive 7 acre hay field and a 24’x32’ hay shed. A flowing creek travels down to the lower horse pastures, orchard area and pond. Perimeter fenced and a cattle guard at entrance. Huge timber value! 5209 Six Mile Creek Road, Falkland BC $799,800 MLS® 10165028

RUSSELL ARMSTRONG, REALTOR, CELL: 778-930-0115 • Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd., Vernon BC • Email: russ.sellsrealty@gmail.com • Website: www.realestateruss.ca


Advertise your horse properties here!

Starting at Only $85 See page 4 to contact November 2018


On The Market (Private Sale) Old Baldy Ranch

Check Out Our Blues!

2018 Foals will be available sired by:

Krystina Lynn Photography


The Peruvian Horse

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

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

Your ad could be here Starting at $60 per month (discounts on multiple Issues)

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

5/19 3/17


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


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

Stallions & Breeders Appaloosacentre.com 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 7/19 AWARD WINNING FRIESIAN STAR STALLION AI/FRESH. Quality Purebred and Sporthorse Foals, www.dragonflyacres.ca, 604-539-8108 6/19 FAIRVIEW ARABIAN STUD (Okanagan Falls) 250-497-6127 SS: World Class Crabbet Bloodlines, www.fairviewarabianstud.com 5/19 Old Baldy Ranch (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy 12/18 SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style 11/18 WILDWOOD RANCHES Reg’d Quarter Horses (OK Falls, BC) 250-497-8452 SS: Standing an own son of Frenchmans Guy. www.wildwoodranches.org 3/19

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7/18 8/19

Shop & Swap!




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Pleasant Valley Trailer Sales Ltd. Thuro-Bilt: Wrangler & Renegade We have a full line of trailers: Enclosed, Utility, Car / Equipment, and More!


29571 Fraser Hwy., Abbotsford, BC

604 856 1988 • 1 877 856 1988 www.cummings.ca


Wholesale wire fencing and Corral Panels: Chicken, Hog, Cattle, Round Pens, and More!

Ph. 250-545-2000 Toll Free 877-476-6558 7885 Highway 97, Vernon, BC V1B 3R9

www.pleasantvalleytrailersales.com info@pleasantvalleytrailersales.com


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

100% Natural Organic 60 Minerals ~ 12 Vitamins ~ 21 Amino Acids Premium Quality Pure Kelp Supplements For All Your Farm Animals & Pets



3455 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong www.deepcreekgeneralstore.com

WWW.ULTRA-KELP.COM 1-888-357-0011 WWW.ULTRA-KELP .COM • TOLL FREE 1-888-357-0011

Leather & Stitches

Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles The Leather Lady


Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: deboersherri2@gmail.com Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 12/18 12/17


DR. REEDS Supplements For Horses

HORSE BLANKET LAUNDRY & REPAIRS HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 12/18

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