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POSITIVE NUMBERS from the 2023 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale By Lindsay Ward

The CTHS Alberta Sale, held at Westerner Park in Red Deer on Friday, September 22, 2023 was a resounding success with significant positive increases on all benchmarks for the 69 quality yearlings on offer.


ver $600,000 in gross sales was spent to purchase 43 yearlings this year, a substantial rise from the $443,600 spent on 40 yearlings in 2022. The average price was up 27% to $14,135 this sale from $11,090 last year. The median increased over twofold to $10,000, from $4,750 in 2022, giving an indication of the positive strength of the sale. The sale topper was Hip #59, Counterforce gelding out of the Katowice mare, Chilli Chines, consigned by Highfield Investment Group, Agent and selling for $46,000 to purchaser, Curtis Landry. Counterforce is the current Leading Second Crop sire in Canada by progeny earnings while the dam, Chilli Chines, has produced the Grade 3 stakes winner, Herbie D. The second highest selling yearling and top selling filly was Hip# 38, a Fed Biz filly out of the Captain Bodgit mare, Tell Me Lies, consigned by Bushido Stables and sold for $40,000 to Everblack Cattle Company. Fed Biz is a multiple graded stakes winner, multiple new track record setter and multiple grade 1 performer, in addition to being the current leading western Canadian sire by progeny earnings. Tell Me Lies is a multiple stakes winner and a half-sister to nine stakes runners. Bushido Stables was the leading consignor by average, with a consignment that included the sale topper and a Fed Biz colt out of Count the Change who sold for $26,000 to Hurley Racing Stable. The average sale price for Bushido Stables was $33,000. Highfield Investment Group was the leading consignor by gross sales, with four Fed Biz yearlings selling for a total of $86,500. The leading purchaser in the sale, both by gross and average, was Curtis Landry who spent a total of $76,000 and an average of $38,000 with the acquisition of the highest priced yearling and a Fed Biz gelding out of Swaying for $30,000. The variety of incentive programs for Alberta owners and breeders, and the increase in funding for the Breed Improvement Program have contributed to a strong Alberta advantage. As CTHS Alberta Manager Jean Kruse notes, “With the CTHS Alberta investing in programs for breeders, it’s obviously had a positive impact on our sale. Purchasers and consignors have a far more optimistic outlook this year. The industry is looking forward to the future, as the results of the CTHS programs make it to the sale and the racetrack.” Online bidding and real time viewing was offered again this year, with Direct Livestock Marketing Systems (DLMS) hosting this service. Our appreciation and thanks to the 2023 DLMS sponsors; Century Downs Racetrack and Casino, Century Mile Racetrack and Casino, the HBPA of Alberta and Highfield Investment Group Inc. Thank you to all the consignors, purchasers and viewers for their support of the 2023 CTHS Alberta Sale and the Alberta Thoroughbred industry. Further details on programs and full sales results are available on the CTHS (Alberta Division) website at

SALE TOPPER HIP #59 sold for $46,000

Presentation of sale topper blanket by family of Lynn Morphew in her memory.

HIP #38 sold for $40,000. (Photo L. McLennan) 2 • NOVEMBER 2023


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his is our 23rd Anniversary issue and my second to last issue that “I” will be putting out. December will be my last as publisher, editor, salesperson, delivery and mail girl. I am ready to retire and go do my own thing… without monthly deadlines! I hope a buyer comes forward in time to print a February 2024 issue. If not, then there will be a lapse, with no issue until a new buyer is in place. As I was doing the layout of all the pages in this issue, and I saw all the ‘horse communities’ that contributed (some I do nudge ) their stories and news, I was really Gotta cram in some more riding pleased to see so much activity in western Canada before the snow flies! Photo by included in Saddle Up! It’s nice to keep our readers Dawn Ferster. informed! Do keep an eye on our web site and Facebook page for further updates and announcements about the future of Saddle Up in 2024. Do enjoy this issue – there is plenty to read and lots of photos too! If you have a passion for horses and ‘community’… I’ll gladly pass the reins,

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BC Ag Expo Report


Horse Council BC


Deworming: Make It Count!


Back Country Horsemen of BC 26

Glacier Classic (QH) Circuit


Clubs & Associations


BC Therapeutic Riding Association


What’s Happening? Let’s Go!


Whole Horse Conference


Business Services


Alberta’s Feral Horse Management


On The Market (Private Sale)


A “Revolution” Indeed!


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BC Mountain Trail Finals


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Rural Roots (Real Estate)


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BC AG EXPO Horse Division Report

By: Dani Noble

The annual 4-H BC Ag Expo was held in Barriere BC on September 22-24. We offered 4-H classes ranging from ages 9-19 and Open Little League classes ranging from 6-8 including Showmanship, Level Assessments, Equitation, Judging, Western and English flat classes.


Judge Robbie Kershaw giving our Open Little League Tori Harkies some Showmanship advice

e had an amazing judge, Robbie Kershaw, who came out from Prince George. We had 15 entries which included 4 clubs: Boundary C 4-H Club, Shuswap 4-H Club, Yellowhead 4-H Club and Rodeo Rednecks 4-H Club, and 2 Open Little League riders. We have some of the horse results for you here.

Championship Showmanship – Chloe Smith, Yellowhead Reserve Champion – Alexis Nelson, Yellowhead Champion Trail Horse – Chloe Smith, Yellowhead Reserve Champion – Alexis Nelson, Yellowhead

4-H Super Horse Award Isabel Maddocks-Puetz (left) with sponsor Dr. Rob Mulligan of Mulligan Mobile Veterinarian Services

Little League Super Horse Champion Tori Harkies, sponsored by Noble Quarter Horses

Western Overall High Point Champion TIE: Tori Harkies, Rodeo Rednecks AND Chloe Smith, Yellowhead Reserve Champion – Isabel Maddocks-Puetz, Yellowhead English Overall High Point Champion - Isabel Maddocks-Puetz, Yellowhead Reserve Champion – Katie Biagioni, Rodeo Rednecks Show and Fit 1st - Chloe Smith, Yellowhead 2nd - Lucy Federov, Boundary C 3rd - Katie Biagioni, Rodeo Rednecks

Juliana Turner (Shuswap) winning her division’s level assessment

(l to r): Katie Biagioni (Rodeo Rednecks), Alayah Maddocks-Puetz (Yellowhead), Chloe Smith (Yellowhead), Lucy Federov (Boundary C), Jonathan Zeisler (Boundary C)

Top Horse Club Aggregate – Yellowhead Runner-up – Rodeo Rednecks Super Horse Champion – Isabel Maddocks-Puetz, Yellowhead Reserve Champion - Chloe Smith, Yellowhead Little League Super Horse Champion – Tori Harkies, Rodeo Rednecks Reserve Champion – Addison Connolly, Shuswap

Alexis Nelson (left) Showmanship Overall Reserve Champion; and Chloe Smith (right) Showmanship Overall Champion. Both are from Yellowhead 4-H Club.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS - KDC Forestry Consulting in Clearwater for sponsoring the Show and Fit - TRH Mechanical Ltd sponsored the Showmanship Champion prizes - Noble Quarter Horses from Clearwater sponsored the Little League Super Horse buckle - Rob Mulligan of Mulligan Mobile Veterinarian Services sponsored the 4-H Super Horse buckle - Insight Tire and Auto Ltd for our Funday prizes… plus many more sponsors to make this weekend possible!

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(left) Julia Cox Yellowhead and Alayah MaddocksPuetz – Yellowhead

Addison Connolly Open Little League

Jonathan Zeisler - Boundary C

Rosie Graffunder Rodeo Rednecks

Deworming MAKE IT COUNT! By Dr. D.C. Magnowski, DVM

Strategic deworming protocols that specifically manage your horse’s or farm’s requirements for parasite control has become imperative, as we have a limited number of parasite control products available.


any products that are available have the same active ingredients, and we need to be cautious so that we don’t knowingly contribute to parasite resistance in the environment. Historically, horse owners were advised to deworm every 2 months (some dewormed every 4–6 weeks) to control parasite loads. Pastures or paddocks were meticulously raked and cleaned. Little did we know that the most critical parasite management factor was the horse itself! Mature horses develop a natural immunity to parasites, and they are able to minimize their own parasite load if they have a normal immune system. Current parasite control strategies utilize the horses’ immune system to help control their parasite load. Consequently, it is recommended to develop a more scientific approach which tailors a strategy to specific horses or groups of horses on a farm. Foals need to be managed differently than healthy, mature horses, and our senior horses may also need to be managed with a different strategy. Fecal Egg Count evaluations (FEC) and Fecal Egg Count Reductions (FECR) are imperative to classify horses based on their innate ability to manage parasites. FEC evaluates the shedding status of a horse and determines how often and what needs to be used. (All dewormers are not the same!) A FECR is a repeat fecal egg count 10–14 days after the dewormer has been given. The FECR must be at least 90–95%. This means that the FEC must be less than 5–10 % of the pre-dewormer FEC to establish that there is not a worm population that is resistant to the specific class of dewormer that was used. It is also important that an accurate fecal analysis is used to establish the FEC (Modified Wisconsin Sugar Float, not the older style basic fecal float).

Low Parasite Shedders (less than 100 eggs per 3 grams) are dewormed every 6 months. Moderate Shedders (greater than 100 and less than 300 eggs per 3 grams) and High Shedders (greater than 300 eggs per 3 grams) are managed on a different program and may include a combination of dewormers to effectively decrease the parasite burden and the amount of fecal shedding into the environment. It is imperative that all veterinarians and horse owners more effectively manage parasite control. There are a limited number of options available for effective dewormers and we cannot afford to deworm without an effective plan to minimize parasite resistance to dewormers. It is also important to take advantage of the horse’s natural resistance to parasites. Online access to dewormers and over the counter dewormers at the feed stores can be an option; however, an effective parasite control strategy needs to be set up with your veterinarian to manage the parasite load responsibly. Dr. Doug Magnowski was born and raised on a Cariboo ranch and is now in his 36th year of practicing mixed animal veterinary medicine. He is passionate about small and large animal, wildlife veterinary medicine, and surgery. He is the founder and managing veterinarian of both the Animal Care Hospital of Williams Lake and Quesnel. Dr. Doug, alongside his team of caring veterinary health professionals, is passionate about providing the broadest scope of quality veterinary services possible for their region. (See his office listing in our Business Services section under VETERINARIANS)

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Glacier Classic Circuit

By Maureen Miller | Kaliyan Cartwright Photography

The Vancouver Island Quarter Horse Association hosted their annual two day circuit the “Glacier Classic” in Courtenay BC on July 8-9. This circuit was the only Quarter Horse show in BC this season.


he circuit had nearly 30 horses from the Lower Mainland and across Vancouver Island. Exhibitors enjoyed a silent auction, pizza and chicken dinner and a trivia game night with prizes on the Saturday evening. Evenings like this where exhibitors can develop friendships and build community make the hard work worth it. Kaliyan Cartwright Photography attended the show and captured memories to last a lifetime. The VIQHA executive would like to extend their gratitude to all those who showed horses, volunteered and helped to put on the show, and provided generous sponsorship including donations for the silent auction table. Special thanks goes to show manager Candy Travers, ring crew. Of course endless thanks to judges Lyle Jackson and Jill Gomes-Newcomb, and to show secretaries Nicole and Gail for coming from Kamloops. The Fortkamp family very generously donated two stunning show halters and other horse items for the silent auction table, as well as trophies for our high point winners. The show committee is looking forward to next year’s show! We would like to congratulate all of our high point winners for the circuit… listed below. Halter Geldings Amateur Joanne See - Grand Jerry Hutton - Reserve Open Sherry Sulz - Grand Tami Hutton - Reserve Youth Olivia Wilson Levi Jenkins Halter Mares Amateur Michelle McIntosh - Grand Carole Walton - Reserve Open Sherry Sulz -Grand Carole Walton - Reserve Youth Layla Miller Kirsten Glassel (tie) Amateur Walk/Trot 1st Lorianne Friis 2nd Cherie Corrigan Amateur 1st Michelle McIntosh 2nd Eilish Anderson Amateur L1 1st Michelle McIntosh 2nd Maureen Miller Open 1st Sherri Sulz 2nd Tami Hutton Ranch Riding Open 1st Leslee James 2nd Carole Walton 8 • NOVEMBER 2023

Ranch Riding Amateur 1st Leslee James 2nd Carole Walton Select Amateur 1st Joan Erickson 2nd Kelly Olsen Level 1 Youth 1st Kirsten Glassel 2nd Levi Jenkins Youth All Ages 1st Levi Jenkins 2nd Kirsten Glassel Youth Walk/Trot 1st Addison Cullen 2nd Olivia Wilson Superhorse Michelle McIntosh

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Partnering with Horses at BCTRA

Are you looking for a place to explore the connection between horses and humans, access funding opportunities and expand your connection to a growing network of professionals? Then why not consider joining BC Therapeutic Riding Association? Educate BCTRA is dedicated to bringing you a wide range of information through our Round Tables that feature access to professionals in horse health, para-equestrian sport, coach and instructor certification options, lessons plan and games in the arena. Our Round Tables recordings are open to our members year-round for review. From time to time, we get the opportunity to partner with other organizations such as Equine Canada to bring you professionals from around the world. Participate BCTRA has a long history of supporting para-equestrian riders to the BC Summer Games so they can participate in this challenging event. Our annual Para-Equestrian Video Competition, held each spring, provides an opportunity for riders of all levels and abilities to compete in the comfort of their own home/centre arena on a horse they feel most comfortable with. These videos will be judged, and riders will compete against other riders in BC. Support One of the highlights of membership is unique funding opportunities for those that qualify. BCTRA Group and Individual members can apply for funds throughout the year for equipment (safety and adaptive) and educational opportunities through a bursary program. Our Annual Grants for Group Members opens each October to help funding for program development, facility upgrades, and professional development.

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A couple of very happy and excited riders from Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association received their ribbons from the BCTRA Para-Equestrian Video Competition

In 1986 the BC Therapeutic Riding Association was formed for groups who wanted to provide horseback riding as therapy for people with disabilities. Today, more than ever, we realize the powerful impact that partnering with horses can have and their ability to change the lives of anyone with special needs. Therapeutic riding, equine-based therapeutic services, and para-equestrian development are the pillars of our association as we strive to educate, support, and network with groups and individuals across the province.


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Whole Horse Conference > By Christine Johnston

Canada’s first - Evolution in Whole Horse Soundness Conference - took place in Regina Saskatchewan this Fall


orse Health professionals came from as far as the United Kingdom to share their soundness knowledge with Equine Professionals and horse enthusiasts/owners from across Canada. The lineup of speakers did not disappoint! • • • • • • •

Elisha Edwards - Equine Nutrition Dr. Tomas Teskey DVM Dr. Elizabeth Uhl DVM Yogi Sharp - The Equine Documentalist Caren Dougall - Equi-Bow Canada Caro Lucas - Duplo Canada Sarah Smith - Bodyworker

Equine lameness is going beyond looking at just the hoof for answers. Domestic horses are plagued with many health problems that are already causing problems in the horses but are missed by the untrained eyes of professionals and owners/caregivers. The Canadian Equine Hoof Care Association (CEHCA) is working hard to educate and through awareness prevent lameness and ill health in our horses.

Elisha Edwards

“Cooperation and collaboration of professionals is a must if we are to see a decrease in equine metabolic disorders, lameness, injuries and move towards rehabilitation. During this conference weekend we opened the door for like-minded professionals to gather and form a respectful, safe healing modality for our precious horses, and they walked through!” The CEHCA is making history is Canada “Being the first conference of this calibre, we wanted to aim high and we hit the Target!! It was a huge success and we look forward to planning future ‘Evolution in Whole Horse Soundness Conferences’.” CEHCA offers webinars and continuing education for members and friends of the CEHCA. Be sure to watch for more great things coming the horses way from this growing association!

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Alberta’s Feral Horse

Management Framework

Alberta’s government is releasing a new, science-based management framework to recognize feral horses and ensure their future sustainability.


urrently more than 1,400 feral horses are located across six equine management zones in Alberta. Some equine management zones are facing significant challenges to the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem because of the number of horses on the landscape. Alberta’s public rangelands are productive ecosystems that support many land uses, including recreation, forestry and resource extraction, wildlife, livestock and feral horses. All these uses need to be managed and balanced to ensure rangelands do not become degraded. As the feral horse population grows, horses move from areas with good foraging opportunities into areas that are less able to support them. This puts pressure on other wildlife and livestock and creates challenges for ecological stability. By establishing and implementing a science-based management framework for feral horses, Alberta’s government can better support the species while continuing to protect rangelands and other animals that live on the landscape.

The framework includes a pilot project with the Wild Horses of Alberta Society where capture permits are issued to place distressed or nuisance feral horses into adoption programs. Alberta’s government is committed to working with universities to continue learning about feral horses and better understand their behaviour through research and ongoing monitoring. The management framework is the first major step toward long-term sustainable management of feral horses and reaffirms their importance to Albertans and their place on the landscape.

“While past efforts to inform and engage Albertans on feral horses were unsuccessful, our management framework outlines clear, simple and honest efforts that we hope will resonate with Albertans and ensure we maintain the sustainability of the landscape where feral horses live. Alberta’s feral horses are part of our culture and are appreciated by many Albertans.” - Todd Loewen, Minister of Forestry and Parks £ The importance of management ¤ frameworks £ ¤ £ ¤ Management frameworks are essential to protect Alberta’s wildlife, grazing animals and biodiversity. Without a framework in place, feral horses can negatively affect wildlife, birds, fish, cattle and vegetation. Many game and livestock species that live in Alberta’s ecosystems have management plans. From trout to bighorn sheep to grizzly bears, the government develops management plans to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the species and ecosystems in which they reside. The new management framework was developed with input from the Feral Horse Advisory Committee. The committee includes stakeholders, subject 2023 Feral Horse Minimum Count matter experts, academic researchers and key organizations that provide insight into Alberta’s feral horse population.












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“Each Ranch Horse Revolution Club show has been a greater success than the last and we couldn’t be more thankful!” - Sara Walkem and the RHRC executive team On September 16 & 17, the Ranch Horse Revolution Club held their 3rd Ranch Horse Show in Armstrong BC.


ur amazing weekend kicked off with a free rope-handling mini-clinic donated by Bob Hall of South Dakota and Ron Stolp of Canoa Farms (Merritt BC). The clinicians showed the riders the basics of rope handling, coiling and swinging, both on the ground and from horseback. Saturday was full of trail, trail and more trail. Our lovely judge Jodie Moore (Langley BC), scored a whopping 141 of Ranch Trail goes! Our trail course for this show incorporated some new elements, including a log jump, skinny plank bridge, roping dummy, and windfall. We thankfully received help from mountain trail experts Kelly Allen and Ron Stolp (of Canoa Farms) to add to our beautiful set of trail obstacles. While we are limited to the confines of an arena for this class, the goal is to make the patterns as life-like as possible - similar to what the working ranch horse may encounter day-to-day. Following Saturday’s trail classes, the Ranch Conformation class saw horses fill the arena. For this show, we added a new division - the “Regal Ranch Horse” - for those mounts 16 years and older. This division was made for the beloved aged horses who have been around the “block,” earned their keep, and truly deserve their own division. We saw 15 Regal Ranch horses in total. These numbers are evidence that the “golden oldies” are out there and holding their own in the show pen. Once day one classes wrapped up, we again held our Saturday Night Social Potluck. Exhibitors, volunteers, and staff shared and enjoyed amazing food and company. During the potluck, we had roping games, a prize raffle, and back number prize draws (donated by an extensive list of generous sponsors). Sunday proved to be another fantastic day, beginning with Ranch Riding. Our unique patterns are designed specifically for the RHRC, and our exhibitors enjoyed the opportunity to try something different from the breed-standardized patterns they’ve ridden in the past. The continued success of RHRC shows really boils down to the volunteers and our sponsors. We are so thankful for all the people jumping in anywhere we needed them, for all our amazing sponsors who continue to support us in making these shows fun and exciting for our exhibitors, and to the executives pouring all their time into these events, it really is a joint collective of work and support. We thank you for standing in the sun, fixing obstacles, working gates, calling numbers, and even scooping the poop! WE THANK EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US FOR 2023 AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN 2024! 12 • NOVEMBER 2023


Avery Murray and HF Star Of The Beach in the In-Hand Trail

Our Youth Walk Trot Ranch on the Rail class

Darcy Woods and Doc Foolin Around

Kelly Allen and Heza Dust Storm walking through the Windfall

THE FALL SHOW HIGH POINT WINNERS Photos by Tobiano Photography Don’t Wanna Die Walk-Trot High Point: Danita Mclaren (Watch This Playgun) Reserve: Susan Cashen (Seriously Stella) Youth Walk-Trot High Point: Olivia Southworth (Cheerios) Reserve: Shakira Forsythe (Teddy) Senior Walk-Trot High Point: Kristen Mozel (Running With Bully) Reserve: Katie Wakefield (Northwind Skip Kirk) Green High Point: Jenna Brie (Mountain Meadow Gunner) Reserve: Leslie Sim (Peppys Got Reeboks) Youth High Point: Safira Everitt (Dragons Glowing Ice) Reserve: Janaye Toye (Greys Peppy J) Senior High Point: Merna Boltz (Lacy) Reserve: Jan Loewen (Bolero) Open High Point: Kristen Mozel (NF Aslans Astra) Reserve: Margo Murray (Flashs Hollywood Star) Highest Pattern Score: Kristen Mozel Adult Sportsmanship: Shaina Forbes Youth Sportsmanship: Hadley Konrad Wildest Ride: Jamie Fortin Barb Hazell and Zipintomy Appointment walking the plank in In-Hand Trail

Ranch Conformation Mares 6-16

Robyn Billon and Wishiwasawizard enjoying a snack

Shaina Forbes and Theodore going through the gate

Margo Murray and Flashs Hollywood Star roping in the Open Trail class

Sherri Golden and Star going over the bridge

Sara Walkem and CV Major Trouble

Michelle Polson on Bakers Vice

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season. We have a great selection of saddles and accessories (both English and Western), riding apparel, helmets, horse blankets, canine products, farrier equipment, feed and supplements, healthcare products, giftware and jewelry. Also, come in and visit our onsite custom repair shop or browse our new online shopping website We’re your One Stop Shop, with knowledgeable and friendly staff! We look forward to seeing everyone as Christmas approaches and don’t miss the savings on Black Friday.



BC Mountain Trail Finals

By Colleen Meyer

The BC Mountain Trail Association had a very successful year of competitions, despite the fires and smoke. We had record numbers of competitors attending 5 shows, alternating between Kamloops and Chilliwack.


ountain Trail was included in the 55+ Games that were held in Kamloops and 8 years ago our circuit of shows began in BC. We have a very dedicated group of riders that participate in the five competitions a year that are part of our circuit. Our dedicated riders are so instrumental in keeping this “newish” discipline active and growing in BC. The 2023 Finals were held at Circle Creek Equestrian in Kamloops on Sept 9-10. Competitors gather points throughout the year at each of the competitions and on the Saturday of the Finals weekend, awards for Season Leader are handed out. A delicious banquet was sponsored by Leslie Lofthouse and Team Lofthouse from Chilliwack, with a fun pig roast, pot luck sides provided by the members, and amazing pies secured by Cat Armitage from the Horsteins Bakery in Cache Creek. Wine was provided by our long standing sponsors, Abbott Wealth Management. Beautiful awards were presented to Season Leaders, including Bronzes, Travel Bags and Boot Jacks. Thanks to Debbie Hughes for her shopping prowess and all of the time she put in to organizing these and the Year-End Championship awards. To determine the Year-End Champions, points from this weekend were added to the Season Leader points and winners were awarded at the end of day Sunday. Championship Buckles, Rain Sheets and Travel Chairs were handed out. We couldn’t provide these outstanding awards if it wasn’t for our sponsors throughout the year listed below. THANK YOU! Platinum Sponsors Abbott Wealth Management Sitara Animal Hospital Team Lofthouse Gold Sponsors Circle Creek Equestrian Centre Element Freight Hughes Quarter Horses Kami Countertops Sciencepure Nutraceuticals (Product) The Mill Store Coupons (Product) Silver Sponsors Benny the Butcher Dr. David Ciriani Purity Feeds (Product) The Horse Barn (Product) Bronze Sponsors Dearborn Ford El Centro Equine Services Westland Insurance We also want to thank our amazing judges: Nancy Pellikaan, Cat Armitage, Jodi Moore, Susan Mathews and Marylou Barker. But, the best part of our Mountain Trail group is the friendships and camaraderie among our competitors. A wonderful example of healthy competition this year was between Katie Gibbard and Benny 14 • NOVEMBER 2023


Kerner for the In-Hand Championships. They walked the courses together and planned strategy together and in the end, they each won a buckle! Many of our competitors have been with us since the first show in 2008. They show a great commitment and dedication to our sport and they are there to help our new riders at every show. We would like to encourage anyone interested in the sport to join us. There are Green classes for the very beginning riders up to the experienced Open riders. Our Green classes are very popular and a great place to learn what Mountain Trail is all about. On behalf of the show promotors, Debbie Hughes of Hanging H Arena, Donna Barker of Shumway Equestrian and Colleen Meyer of Circle Creek Equestrian, we would like to thank all of our dedicated horse and rider teams for another very successful year of Mountain Trail. Congratulations to our winners! Green In-Hand Champion: Leslie Lofthouse Reserve - Hannah Greene 3rd - Donna Barker Green Horse Champion: Dustin Drader Reserve - Hilary Friesen 3rd - Kristine Henry Green Rider Champion: Hilary Friesen Reserve - Leslie Lofthouse 3rd - Hannah Greene

Our Bronze prizes!

Benny Kerner

Look at those prizes!

Katie and Benny

Back to Basics Champion: Kari/Autumn Schmuland Reserve - Dustin Drader 3rd - Kristine Henry

Open Champion: Katie Gibbard Reserve - Beth Reed 3rd - Janice Reid

Explorer Horse Champion: Dustin Drader Reserve - Kristine Henry 3rd - Marie McGivern

Amateur Champion: Katie Gibbard Reserve - Beth Reed 3rd - Janice Reid

Mares In-Hand Champion: Katie Gibbard Reserve - Benny Kerner 3rd - Krista Barton

2024 Dates (Tentative) May 18 and 19 Circle Creek Equestrian, Kamloops June 15 and 16 Hanging H Arena, Chilliwack July 13 and 14 Shumway Equestrian Centre, Kamloops August 10 and 11 Hanging H Arena, Chilliwack August 31 & Sept 1 Circle Creek Equestrian, Kamloops FINALS

Gelding In-Hand Champion: Marjorie MacKay Reserve - Judy Rochette 3rd - Dustin Drader Novice Horse Champion: Judy Rochette Reserve - Marjorie MacKay 3rd - Kari/Autumn Schmuland Novice Rider Champion: Marjorie Mackay Reserve - Judy Rochette 3rd - Colleen Meyer Open In-Hand Champion: Benny Kerner Reserve - Katie Gibbard 3rd - Judy Rochette

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Field Driving Trial in 70 Mile House Submitted by the Cariboo Country Carriage Club | Photos Rachael Sdoutz

Rachael Sdoutz and Jana Lutz with Bear (Gerald Sdoutz photographer)

The Back-to-Back Extended Field Driving Trials were held September 23 and 24 at the Huber Farm in 70 Mile House BC hosted by the Cariboo Country Carriage Club


Teri Craft with Comet

Rosalie Turcotte with Ethne Koshman

Caro Clark

Peter Van Genne and Ethne Koshman with Dirk and Bill

Ray Kramer with Legs

Dennis Huber (l) congratulating Erik Sdoutz - Erik is heading off to be a working student with Chester Weber in Florida. The BC Carriage Driving Society awarded Erik with a jacket (has Erik's name and the BCCDS logo). 16 • NOVEMBER 2023

Pat Crema and Larry Brinker with George - receiving a special century award from the American Driving Society


ormally we get 16 to 18 entries President Ken Huber explained, but for this event we had 27 entries (which has not happened since Covid)!!! This would mean an 8 a.m. start to Dressage and a finish for the day of 5:30 p.m. or later for competitors, volunteers and judge, Larry Brinker. To have a more reasonable start we decided to run two dressage arenas. We are fortunate to have two local judges, Cat Armitage who judged for us on Saturday and Elisa Missio-Marocchi who judged on Sunday. And once again we were able to obtain the services of HCBC PRO (Provinical Rules Official) Sarah Laxton from Boston Bar. Saturday started out with lots of clouds and then the wind came up in the afternoon making it quite cool for officials, competitors and all our incredible volunteers (who, by the way, came from Smithers, the coast, 140 Mile House, Kamloops, Clearwater, Lone Butte, the 100 Mile House area, well from just all over!!). Sunday was absolutely beautiful with the sun shining at its best, although, once again the wind came up in the afternoon. Both days saw many spectators, especially at the water complex in the Preliminary division. A fabulous Potluck was held on Saturday night, as well as a silent auction which was enjoyed by all. Erik Sdoutz was presented with a BCCDS jacket for being selected as a groom – see photo. Congratulations Erik! We are all so proud of you! The Cariboo Country Carriage Club cannot thank all the volunteers enough who came out, chiefly when an emergency call out for help was posted on Facebook. How people responded was absolutely fantastic! We simply cannot thank you enough as without your volunteer help events like these would not happen. Special thanks to our scorer Carol Cody, our breakfast Pancake flipper Sally Watson (and scribe), and to our hard-working TD Dennis Huber. Our club is very small and rose to the challenges provided by so many entries. And to our wonderful competitors who never complained about the changes, what incredible sportsmen/women you are! Erik Sdoutz with Tammy and Indy (Gerald Sdoutz hidden behind)

Alisha Brant and Marion Roman with Twilight

Beatrice and Andrew

Ellen Hockley with Simon in Dressage

Jennifer Marshall and Julie Loverin with Shella

Joni Peters and Marion Roman with Scout

Hillary Deveny McNolty and Jana Lutz with Tux

Sunday, September 24th results:

Saturday September 23rd results: Training – VSE (8 entries)



Ellen Hockley and Julie Loverin with Simon

Training – VSE (8 entries)


Training – Pony (5 entries) with 2 eliminations

Final Score

First Jenny Wilder Jewel 45.42 Second Priscilla Krause Romeo 55.74 Third Deborah McKay Cameo 67.74 Fourth Crystal McKay Sapphire 82.30 Training – Pony (5 entries)




Final Score

First Marion Roman Rumor 52.10 Second Rosalie Turcotte Birdie 64.04 Third Kathy Helmig BB 83.34 Fourth Alisha Brandle Twylite 100.36 Training – Horse (3 entries) with 2 eliminations




Final Score

First Rachael Sdoutz Bear 54.80




Final Score


Final Score


Final Score

First Jenny Wilder Jewel 48.61 Second Ray Krammer Legs 62.77 Third Deborah McKay Cameo 66.24 Fourth Connie Baxter Dez 71.92



First Rosalie Turcotte Birdie 42.13 Second Marion Roman Rumor 57.45 Third Alisha Brandle Twylite 62.02 Training – Horse (3 entries) with 1 elimination



First Rachael Sdoutz Bear 55.27 Second Beatrice de Vries Shiloh 62.67

Day Champion was Rosalie Turcotte with Birdie and Reserve Champion was Jenny Wilder with Jewel. Preliminary – VSE/Pony (5 entries) with 2 eliminations




Final Score


Final Score

Day Champion was Jenny Wilder with Jewel and Reserve Champion was Marion Roman with Rumor.

First Emma Barron Hosea 114.60 Second Ken Huber L’l Ghost 125.25 Third Katie Iceton Kid 125.26

Preliminary – VSE/Pony (5 entries)

Preliminary – Horse (6 entries)




Final Score


Final Score

First Emma Barron Hosea 118.79 Second Crystal Michels Kiz 119.68 Third Katie Iceton Kid 125.85 Fourth Ken Huber L’l Ghost 136.52 Preliminary – Horse (6 entries)



First Joni Peters Scout 115.83 Second Hillary McNolty Tux 123.55 Third Ellen Hockley Simon 127.47 Fourth Eric Sdoutz Tammy and Indy 141.92 Day Champion was Joni Peters with Scout and Reserve Champion was Emma Barron and Hosea.



First Ellen Hockley Simon 121.89 Second Hillary McNolty Tux 122.51 Third Joni Peters Scout 132.35 Fourth Eric Sdoutz Tammy and Indy 135.82 Day Champion was Emma Barron and Hosea and Reserve Champion was Ellen Hockley and Simon. The Two-day overall winners were: Training: Champion Rosalie Turcott with Birdie Reserve Champion: Jenny Wilder with Jewel Preliminary: Champion was Emma Barron with Hosea Reserve Champion: Joni Peters with Scout

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M4 Performance Horses #7.5 Summer Series By Colleen Wangler | Gloria Anderson, Shots and Turns Photography

Well, what a fantastic summer of roping that we had thanks to Bobby & Ashley Mulligan of M4 Performance Horses in Beaverlodge, Alberta.


t was a #7.5 which means that the combination of the header and heeler's numbers must equal 7.5 or lower. For example, a #4 header can rope with a #3 heeler to be eligible. But it was the people and atmosphere that made it so special. Seeing old friends, the beautiful facility, the hard working crew and our very special photographer Gloria Anderson of Shots and Turns Photography. She shows up through thick and thin, sweltering heat or chilled fingers aside, unpaid to record EVERYTHING just because her camera is her passion! So much fun and hilarity… Genie Lynch with her faithful dog ‘Ting’ moving the steers; and Bobby the flagger who makes the calls, i.e. legal catches, points on one heel or two, keeping things running smooth. But what does he do? Flags out his wife when she catches a nasty steer that tries to run around her horse, BUT she fixed it! Her heeler caught they dallied all good, except Bobby was too quick to drop the flag which voided the run! I yelled divorce and never found out if he was rewarded with a black eye or not. And then just the camaraderie as on October 1st our finale. Imagine Wilf McAleney, 80 years young, a header, roping with both his daughter Shelley and son Todd, both heelers, how special is that! Then we see Wilf's horse pull up right out of the box on 3 legs. Ropers right and left rush to the aid, untack, lead the horse to a hose and immediately start hosing him down. Thank heavens just a mis-step and time off. But not all is lost! Marvin Brown, fellow roper, lives close by and runs home to get a replacement mount. And what does Wilf do? Catch and catch, head after head on this borrowed horse. This act of kindness allowed Wilf to maintain his season points and receive 5th place when the day was done.

Wilf McAleney, 5th place header, with blanket sponsors Aaron & Colleen Wangler, Old Baldy Ranch

Dallas Knoblauch and Ashley Mulligan

Aaron Wangler and Ken Wilson

Bobby & Ashley Mulligan with Jimmy Green, Champion Heeler “Duck Duck” Ashley's orphan goose looking for mom What other sport has such a deal with the family atmosphere? Fathers roping with their children shouting encouragement, like our dear Jimmy Green (Champion Series Heeler) yelling at his daughter Skylar Green, header, a multiple winner herself, TURN! GIVE ME A SHOT! SLOW DOWN! Oh Jimmy… entertainment plus we love you!! Many, many THANKS TO ALL THE SPONSORS, you are the icing on the cake. The saddles, blankets, Yeti coolers, boots, buckles and much more, your support was totally amazing and so appreciated!! Bobby and Ashley, we can't say enough about all your hard work and for putting on this amazing series. Looking forward to 2024 already!! And that is how we do it up north!

Kodi Loiselle, 5th place heeler, with blanket sponsors Aaron & Colleen Wangler, Old Baldy Ranch

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Tip of the Month - November Blues Courtesy of Harmony Farm Kennel & Lamb

Summer has long past with all its outside fun, activity, time off and high energy. Fall is in our midst and November’s “in between blues” has settled in. Children are back in school, parents are working, daylight hours are dimming, the family is busy and your dog… is alone and… anxious.


our dog may show their anxiety in a kaleidoscope of ways including acting depressed and aloof, having little appetite, or… being destructive to their bed, the carpet, doors, furniture or even something they know you cherish like their new leather leash, your favourite shoes (that smell most like you) or ‘dog save ‘em’, your bridle hanging on the door (grrrr)! Exercise is essentially the key to all dog anxiety, first and foremost. Morning’s light arrives later and the darkness creeps in early, with weather that is often dreary this time of year, but … do you think your dogs mind? Of course not! They want your attention and they thrive with exercise anytime, all the time, no matter the light or the weather! Go on and get a good head lamp, waterproof jacket, toque or umbrella and enjoy the walk about, no matter what the weather presents (maybe even leave your cell phone at home and be ‘present’ for your dog). If the darkness worries you, you might even wear a fluorescent jacket or put brightly coloured leg wraps on your dog’s legs, so that cars and other folks can see you both easily, while you make time for your dog’s exercise. Physical exercise taken care of, now please consider some mental exercise which may be equally important for your dog. Perhaps have some fun being provocative rather than just walking straight lines to stimulate your dog’s mind, imagination and play drive. You’ll be amazed how much mental exercise will be almost as tiring as physical. Try walking with your dog on the opposite side to normal, walking around obstacles like lamp posts, park benches, even up and down sidewalk curbs, change directions often and play figure 8’s testing your dog’s ability to follow a feel and sticking to your side. By intentionally walking through small spaces like in between trees, through puddles, or around fence posts, you’ll challenge your dog’s mind to follow and ask questions. Ask your dog if they can back up from gates or run up and down hillsides with you, maybe walk and trot at different speeds to follow your lead and speed. These kinds of challenges invigorate a dog and the mental stimulation will keep them interested and looking to you for leadership.

Meantime, when you do have to leave your dog alone in the house, leave them with something on their bed that smells specifically like you, like yesterday’s dirty jeans or shirt. A bone or chewy or toy filled with kibble or frozen wet food is a great distraction. Leaving a radio or TV on so your dog can hear voices and ‘white’ noise will help them settle and relax. Some dogs even appreciate a personal phone message calling in to them every now and then so they can hear your voice! If you are concerned for your dog’s behaviours while left alone at home, an economical home camera is a very easy way to track your dog’s stress level and most cameras these days even allow you to talk to your dog while you watch them! Here’s hoping the November blues pass into a gorgeous white glistening winter and an entirely different set of new opportunities! Patricia Skinner-Porter is the owner/operator of Harmony Farm Kennel & Lamb at Monte Lake BC. Offering custom care boarding (non-dog park style) Patricia provides personal care, attention and daily exercise for ALL dog types, breeds and doganalities! She also offers one-on-one dog-owner training, helping individuals to create healthy happy relationships with their dogs. Here she shares her vast array of experience with a beneficial monthly tip for you and your pooch to enjoy! (See her listing under Pet Central)

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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office 2024 HORSE COUNCIL BC MEMBERSHIPS


ow available 2024 HCBC Memberships for purchase! Forgot to renew for 2023? We will also be offering the rest of 2023 and all of 2024 for the combination price of: • 2023/2024 Adult Membership ($98.78 + GST/PST) (19 or Over as of January 1, 2023) $103.72/Member • 2023/2024 Youth Associate ($75.06 + GST/PST) (18 or Under as of January 1, 2023) $78.81/Member • 2023/2024 Family Enrollment ($218.66 + GST/PST) $229.59/Family Minimum of 3 people defines as parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and their minor children residing at the same address. Maximum 2 adults per family. Each member will receive their own number.

2024 MEMBERSHIP RATES • 2024 Adult Membership ($67.00 + GST/PST)(19 or over as of January 1, 2024) $70.35 /member • 2024 Youth Associate ($49.00 + GST/PST)(18 or under as of January 1, 2024) $51.45 /member • 2024 Family Enrollment ($158.00 + GST/PST) $165.90/family Minimum of 3 people defined as parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and their minor children residing at the same address. Maximum 2 adults per family. Each member will receive their own number and card. New for 2024, HCBC is going green! All HCBC Membership Cards will be sent digitally. If you would like a printed card still, they will be available for purchase for $5.60, just check the box that you would like to receive the printed version.

EQUINE GUELPH COURSES New for this month is Equine Guelph’s Fire & Emergency Preparedness course! In a continued partnership with HCBC, Equine Guelph is hosting this online course from November 13th-20th. HCBC Members will receive a 15% discount on short courses offered through the Horse Portal. Equestrian Canada certified instructors/ coaches may apply certificates earned through the courses towards their professional development credits.

HCBC AWARDS 2023 Working in the equestrian community can be hard work and we here at HCBC like to acknowledge people that do a fantastic job in the horsey world! This year our award categories are: • Sherman Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award • Coach of the Year • Bob James Volunteer of the Year Award

Entries can be submitted from now until December 30. For more information on the awards and access to the nomination forms https:// Submit your entries to

BC SUMMER GAMES 2024 THE ROAD TO MAPLE RIDGE STARTS NOW! Clean your saddle and pack your best riding boots ready for July 18-21, 2024 where the Games are set to be held at Maple Ridge Equi Sport Centre! Do you know what zone you’re in? Each participant of the BC Summer Games falls under a zone depending on where they’re from! New Technical Packages and Qualifying Packages Available Now! Please read carefully, some information has changed from previous years! For athlete declaration forms, please remember that there is to be one form submitted per discipline and horse/athlete to To qualify for BC Summer Games, the minimum age requirements must be acquired. Athletes ages 13-18 as of December 31, 2023, are eligible to compete and for Para-athletes, the minimum age requirements are from ages 13-30 as of December 31, 2023. The disciplines included shall be as follows: * Dressage: First Level * Jumper: 90cm * Eventing Derby: 85cm (HCBC Pre Novice, EC EV85) * Vaulting: Advanced Walk, Advanced Canter Make sure to look over the Equestrian Technical Package in full in order to understand full eligibility requirements. For more information about the games, go to the HCBC website: Find out your zone from the interactive Zone Map! Horse Council BC is proud to be running the BC Summer Games “Game Ready” Athlete Development Program! This program is available to athletes from ages 11 to 17 that are interested in participating in the BC Summer Games in the future. Information for upcoming development camps will be available soon, so stay tuned!

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Canadian Registry of The Tennessee Walking Horse

Submitted by Kristy Coulter


he Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse has many Training Level Programs. A new one that was added in 2022 is a Liberty Training Program. This is a great program for many different reasons. This training level is ideal for younger horses, people who do not ride, and anyone who wants to develop a closer relationship with their horse. It has been said that the Tennessee Walking Horse is a great breed for Liberty. Liberty Level One is all done with a halter and lead. This covers all your basics such as backing up, side passing, and standing patiently. Much attention is given to the partnership with your Canadian Registered Tennessee Walking Horse. The horse needs to be a willing, happy partner. Level Two Liberty has been added this year. You will want to be solid in your Level One of the Liberty Program. For Level Two - you guessed it - will be done at full Liberty. This will cover all the tasks asked for in Level One, but without a halter or lead. CRTWH is always adding to our Training Levels. Make sure you check them out on our website - There is a lot of support and a whole bunch of fun for anyone wanting to join our registry and participate in the Canadian Triple

Challenge Programs. If you are not sure where to start, follow us on Facebook and reach out to our members.

Dixie's Chocolate Fix and Sue Gamble working on Liberty tasks (Sadly Fixie crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2021)

The Winner’s Circle - Equestrian Canada Equestre,

anadian athletes racked up wins at the FEI level around the world in early September 2023. Help us congratulate some of the winners here in western Canada!


AB. Aboard her own Footprint NR (Footloose x Triton), an 18-year-old Canadian Warmblood gelding, Schacke danced her way to a score of 62.319%.

Hannah Gould of Calgary AB Hannah won back-to-back days in CSI2* competition at Spruce Meadows in Calgary AB, from Sept. 7–8. Aboard her own Carousel’s J’Adore (Action-Breaker x Matterhorn), a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, Gould jumped double clear and time of 44.65 in a jump-off. A day later, Gould again jumped double clear and finished with the fastest time of 46.03.

Carol Robinson of Edmonton AB At the Anderson Ranch in Calgary AB, Carol travelled from her hometown of Edmonton AB to win the CDIAm Prix St-Georges with a score of 63.912% on Sept. 1, while riding her own Lightfoot (Johnson TN x Florestan I), a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood. A day later, the pair was back in the show ring and danced their way to a score of 66.120% in the Intermediate I Freestyle to Music.

Gloria Schriever of Langley BC On Sept. 1&2, Gloria and her own Hilton (Totilas x Latino OC) earned wins in the CDI1* competition in Calgary AB at the Anderson Ranch. In the Prix St-Georges, the 11-year-old Portuguese Sport Horse gelding and Schriever danced their way to a score of 69.441%. A day later, the duo scored 70.824% in Intermediate I class.

Lindsay Seidel-Wassenaar of Bluffton AB Lindsay earned a CDI1* victory on Sept. 3, in Calgary AB, at the Anderson Ranch. With her mount Gaga (Contango x Jazz), a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, in the Intermediate I Freestyle to Music, the pair posted a score of 71.910% over fellow Canadian Gloria Schriever and Hilton (69.590%).

Carla Diewert of Foothills AB On Sept. 6, Carla took home the victory at Spruce Meadows in Calgary AB, in the CSI2* one round against the clock. Aboard her own Cogito (Contender x Caretino), a 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Diewert finished with a time of 62.83 and zero faults.

Kathryn Robinson of Edmonton AB Kathryn earned three wins at the Anderson Ranch in Calgary AB, from Sept. 1–3. Aboard Forget-Me-Not (Valdez x Olympic Ferro), a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare owned by Carol Robinson, the pair scored 65.176% in the CDIY Young Riders Team Competition. The next two days, the duo won Young Riders Individual Competition (66.265%) and Young Riders Freestyle to Music (67.160%).

Stephanie Schacke of Prince George BC Stephanie won the CDI3* Grand Prix Special on Sept. 2 in Calgary



Vintage Riders Equestrian Club… for the love of horses! By Kendra Kowalski


ou cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. But you can make a purse out of a sow’s ear and it will carry as much as a silk purse.” This is a Ray Hunt quote. “Applied to horses, this means that you have a responsibility to handle him and teach him so that he may find his place of value in the equestrian world. Don’t present things that are too hard to learn. Allow the horse to learn in his own way.” Another Ray Hunt quote. Vintage Riders is a successful club because each and every member contributes in some way. They stay in contact. Like your horse, people are sensitive. But they respond to sincere leadership. Our executive respectfully keeps the outfit on course. They are confident and prepared to use their expertise to organize what to most would seem impossible. It comes from the heart. Applying grit and determination, they coordinated an epic 20th anniversary celebration of the Vintage Riders Equestrian Club. Here are the highlights of that most memorable weekend. With nothing more than an open area, some corrals, a water tank and their wits, they filled our hearts with laughter and love. “On a warm summer evening, in a field south of Langley BC, set up by the ladies who were just too wired to sleep…” I will let the pictures speak.

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Canadian Cowboy Challenge By Hans Kollewyn


he last regular CCC Challenge of the season was held at Serenity Farm in Saskatchewan on September 9, 2023. This Challenge was judged by Melissa Zarubiak. The results are: Shootin Sprouts (SS): Isabella Walker riding Magnum. Youth (Y): 1-Anja Slinder riding Midnight Star and 2-Ella Wall riding Tuff. Older Than Dirt (OTD): Louise Saunders ricing Dancer. Novice (N): Anja Slinde riding Midnight Star. Rookie (R): 1-Lucy Davey riding Dancer and 2-Ella Wall riding Tuff. Non Pro (NP): 1-Elaine Molnar riding Spice and 2-Shelly Johnson riding Jewel. Open (O): 1-Shelly Johnson riding Jewel and 2-Breanna Sikorsky riding Shaw. Buckin Crazies (BC): 1-Breanna Sikorski riding Hiero and 2-Ella Wall riding Zephira. The CCC Finals Challenge was held at the Settler AG Society, Settler AB, on September 23, 2023. The Finals included qualifying riders from both Alberta and Saskatchewan and was judged by two judges, Hans Kollewyn and Melissa Zarubiak. Results are: SS: Bailey Black riding Jazzy. Y: 1-Peyton Nowicki riding Rip and 2- Ella Wall ridingTuff. OTD: 1-Louise Saunders riding Dancer and 2-Alana Eaton riding George. N: 1-Peyton Nowicki riding Rip and 2-Shelly Knott riding Jose. R: 1-Adrien Deveau riding Legacy and 2-Michael Ambron riding Greg. NP: 1-Denton Keith riding Nash and 2-Greg Paranich riding Milo. O: 1-Janet Goltz riding Mr Red Pines and 2-Alana Eaton riding George. BC: 1-Denton Keith riding Zac and 2-April Hall riding Hank. The Finals Challenge was different from previous years as it was a true Finals. Champion and Reserve Champion was determined from the placings of the September 23 Challenge. Champion (or first) in each division received a buckle and Reserve Champion (or 2) received a camp chair with the CCC logo on the back rest. As well, each finalist received a numbered CCC crest. Of those who qualified, 42 riders competed in the finals. On the evening of the 23rd, a banquet was held where both the winners of the Finals and High Point Year-end awards were announced. High Point winners received a jacket with the CCC logo on the back and division won on the left chest. Runner-up received a handmade belt. The results for the Year-end awards are: R: Adrien Deveau riding Legacy and runner-up is Ella Wall riding Tuff. SS: Bailey Black riding Jazzy. N: Brian Hill riding Itchy and runner-up was Bailey Black riding Jazzy. Y: Ella Wall riding Tuff and runner-up was Colter Kubin riding Magnum. OTD: Alana Eaton riding George and runner-up was Louise Saunders riding Dancer. O: Alana Eaton riding George and runner-up was Janet Goltz riding Mr Red Pines. NP: Denton Keith riding Nash and runner-up was Koren LeVoir riding Shadow. BC: April Hall riding Hank and runner-up was Koren LeVoir riding Mischief. These results are for the Alberta High Point awards. Saskatchewan High Point awards were to be given out at their banquet held on October 21, 2023 in Saskatchewan. At this time I would like to express our appreciation to our sponsors for their support. It is with their generosity that make the CCC a success and the Finals and Banquet possible. In no particular order our sponsors are: Dodge Ram Rodeo, Keith Quarter Horses, Kollewyn Consulting Ltd., Pine Rock Ventures, Charlie Milne, Kountry Fass, Lisa Granfield and Vold Jones & Vold Auction Co. Ltd. Ponoka. It has been a successful year and the CCC has realized some growth over the past year. Hopefully the CCC will continue to build from this past Challenge season. Next month will have the results of the Saskatchewan High Point awards banquet. As well, the date for the CCC AGM will be announced. Until then, keep on riding and enjoy the experience..


The jacket for Alberta high point

The CCC crest that all the finalists received NOVEMBER 2023


The Back Country Horsemen of BC Trapping Creek Celebrates its 10th Anniversary Story and photos by Juanita Gibney, Okanagan Chapter of BCHBC


n 2010 several Okanagan trail riders were enjoying the primitive trails and camping spots along the Trapping Creek Forest Service Road (FSR). The goal for the keen riders was to connect trails and avoid having to ride along the sometimes very busy road. Most of the trails have interesting names and there’s a story behind each one. A couple years of trail finding and GPS mapping encouraged some BCHBC members to investigate registering the trails with RSTBC. Thus the beginning of a much used and appreciated network of trails suitable for horses, located about 45 minutes out of Kelowna BC off Highway 33. The partnership agreement with BCHBC and RSTBC was signed in 2013 and BCHBC became the volunteer organization to maintain the trail network which includes two designated Forestry campsites and about 50 km of interlinking single-track and two-track trails. The trails include multiple water crossings, good footing, are mainly shady and offer a few nice views. The camping area at km 1.5 on the Ptarmigan Forest Service Road, accessible at km 9 on Trapping Creek FSR was formally registered with RSTBC as the Meadow Horse Camp and other than installing a pit toilet, was left in its natural state, offering a large area for camping and high-lining or setting up private panels. In 2015 and 2016 multiple work parties were conducted and the Little Trapping Horse Camp was created by opening up and enlarging a small pullout at approximately km 3 on the Trapping Creek FSR. With the financial support of HCBC, BCHBC member volunteers put in endless hours working with heavy equipment, track-hoes, backhoes, commercial chippers and trucking aggregate, leveling and creating several individual sites. Enhancement included the pit toilets and official BC Forestry Camp kiosk and

Signage installed and camp expansion project underway

Horse corral posts being set

signage, supplied by RSTBC. The labour again supplied by BCHBC volunteers. We are very fortunate to have so many talented and willing individuals within BCHBC, skilled in heavy equipment operation, welding, etc. In 2017, 12 five-panel horse pens were added to the Little Trapping camp, then in 2018 several truckloads of suitable footing were brought in for the pens once stumps were removed. As popularity of the horse camp grew, we recognized a need to manage the manure produced by frequent usage, and broadcasting was no longer a viable option. In 2019, thanks to the generous financial support of RSTBC, a concrete block manure bin was installed and is cleaned out on an annual basis. In 2023, through funding from BCHBC provincial, trail intersection map signs were added in many key locations within the trail network. The total volunteer commitment for the 10 years totalled almost 800 hours and a whopping 18,000 kms driven by members in personal vehicles back and forth to work on the camps and trails. Kudos to the dedication of the many individuals that have worked so hard keeping Trapping Creek Horse Trails a great destination for trail riding for everyone.

Manure Bin installation

Current map of trail network Loads of aggregate for levelling and for the corrals

Back Country Horsemen of BC – serving BC trail riding enthusiasts since 1989!

Check out our beautiful website at / Questions? Contact BCHBC respectfully acknowledges that our members are privileged to recreate on the unceded traditional lands of First Nations people of British Columbia.

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Clubs & Associations Alberta Donkey and Mule Club

Join the Canadian Quarter Horse Association Membership is FREE!

Play Days • Clinics • Shows • Trail Rides • Community Events • Knowledge Sharing High Point in Competitive and Recreational Categories


The CQHA is the Canadian affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and representative of the largest breed population within the Canadian herd. Visit us at


ARMSTRONG ENDERBY RIDING CLUB Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. 10/23 2/24


BC ANIMAL OWNERS ASSOC. Mission is to get ‘legal’ access to non-vet practices to support our companion/farm animals. 4/24 BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, 6/24 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 11/23, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ. BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB see our FB page. Pres: Bev Routledge email: Activities: trail rides, obstacle fun day, barn tour/pot luck. 5/24

Since 1980, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association has been the leader in Canada for therapeutic riding and is recognized as such by HETI (the International Therapeutic Riding Federation). • Certification of therapeutic riding instructors - basic to senior level • Prerequisites through Equestrian Canada • Equine assisted wellness, learning, team building & personal Website: development Phone: (519) 767-0700 • National accreditation of therapeutic riding programs Email: • Partner with Equine Guelph 12/23

CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, 12 /23

BC PAINT HORSE CLUB, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. 3/24 BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCATION, Contact Carolyn Farris, email 12/23


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

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


or e-mail:

Info on clinics and events at 12/23 6/16

BC Team Cattle Penning Association

funding veterinary colleges and students, and other worthy equine causes.

Promoting therapeutic riding, equine-based therapeutic services, and para-equestrian activities throughout BC through networking, educational programming, and outreach activities. JOIN US! 2/24


Bob Watson, President • 403-378-4323 4/24

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A charitable equine organization

June 17-18 (Knutsford) & Sorting Jackpot June 19 Sept 9-10 Finals (tba)


March 18-19 (Barriere) April 29-30 (Barriere) May 20-21 (Quesnel) May 27-28 (Barriere)




BC WELSH PONY & COB ASSOC. (see FB) Pres: Rosanne 604-302-7650, Breed promotion program throughout the province. 4/24 BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOCIATION (Grand Forks BC), Offering shows, gymkhanas, clinics & more. See us on Facebook, 250-443-3191, 4/24

Canadian Cowboy Challenge 12/23

A SPORT for the whole Family! Seven Divisions to accommodate all! For more info please call 403-828-2044 or visit


INTERIOR CUTTING HORSE ASSOCIATION New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 9/24 NOVEMBER 2023


Clubs & Associations International Equine Body Workers Association


100 Mile & District Outriders

IEBWA Members are Certified & Insured… Is your Body Worker? Equine & Canine Memberships available!

7/18 11/23

Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more. Harvey President: Adam Mike Kidston E-mail: ~


Welcoming a diverse equestrian community by fostering an environment of enjoyment, development, and competition.

Introducing the 2023 Interior Desert Hunter/Jumper Circuit Show Series More details and dates available at 3745 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC 12/23

LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 11/23 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Tamara Jameson,, 12/23

Clubs - you could be listed here! Non-profit rates start at only $100 per year and includes a FREE web link for one year!

NORTHERN SADDLE CLUB, Smithers BC. Check out our website at and follow us on Facebook 2/24 RUSTY SPURS 4-H HORSE CLUB (Abbotsford BC) Open to Youth 6-19, & Find us on Facebook! 12/23 SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, 12/23 VERNON DISTRICT RIDING CLUB (Vernon BC), check out our website at or visit our Facebook & Instagram pages 2/24 VI MINIATURE HORSE CLUB,, bcminiaturehorseclubs/ vimhc Driving and/or halter shows, clinics & performance competitions 2/24 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB (Fraser Valley BC), English/Western, lectures, clinics, socials, safe and fun,, on Facebook 4/24 WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION, Barb Stephenson (Secretary) phone 403-933-5765 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) 6/24

What’s Happening? Let’s Go!


Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567,


6-Dec 15 GUELPH ON, 6 week advanced Equine Massage Therapy Certification Course Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, 17 HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN Fundraising Banquet, Schubert Centre, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 or (see Facebook page) 19 VIMHC Awards Banquet,, www.bcminiaturehorseclubs/vimhc 24-25 BLACK FRIDAY SALE, Diamond H Tack, Kelowna BC, and on FB

MARCH 2024

30 (tbc) SPRING TACK SALE, Curling Club, Armstrong BC, Nancy 250-546-9922,

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