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ongratulations are in order for three BC gals heading to the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the end of the month. The three ladies competed in Breakaway Roping on t wo days at the Peachland Riding Club to earn the top three qualif ying positions at the Peachland Beach Town Showdown! This was the only qualif ying event in British Columbia. The qualif iers are (l to r): R ika Antoine, Cache Creek C andace Chevallier, Peachland (and weekend event coordinator) D enise Swampy, Williams Lake T hey will now compete at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer Alber ta on Oc tober 31- November 1, 2019. This is the f irst time in histor y that Ladies Breakaway Roping will be of fered at the Canadian Professional Rodeo Championships!!! (Editor’s note: Thank you to Sandy Chevallier for letting us know!)

Buckley Performance Horses At PB Stables, Langley BC 2019 Show Team Highlights: AQHA Region One Championships: Multiple Clients attended with Champion, Reserve and Top Fives in Youth and Amateur AQHA Shows: Many clients with All Around and class wins in Youth, Open and Amateur Upcoming Shows: AQHA Level 1 Championships, Las Vegas Congratulations to the show team on a great year filled with many accomplishments and success! It was a great year of wins, success and personal growth for all of you, while enjoying good times and making wonderful memories. I am touched to have been trusted to guide you and be your greatest cheerleader along the way. You all are so special to all of us! Thank you also to all our wonderful clients who have learned so much and come so far, you are a joy to teach and train for. It is amazing to be a part of your lives, your horse’s education and to have you all as part of the “family”. Thank you also to our employees, friends and family who help so much behind the scenes. Your everyday support is worth it’s weight in gold. We would be happy to tailor make a program suited to you and your horse. Our full board facility boasts a large indoor arena with updated footing, hot water wash rack, roomy stalls and large paddocks. Very competitive rates on both training and board.

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By Anna Hunt Binkley and Mary-Ellen Laidlaw Photos by Brenda Van Mudlur


nna Hunt Binkley and Linda Sjoman teamed up and put on a fundraiser for Eiren Crawford at the beautiful Juniper Hill in Lake Country BC. Over $40,500 was raised which will cover Phase I… for travel, entries, and board for Sammy. In Phase 2, we will be raising money for health costs for keeping both athletes fit. We are also planning an online auction, coming soon. Eiren is a BC born and raised Canadian Dressage rider with international experience at the highest level. She grew up with horses and has dreamed of representing Canada since the age of 12, and she met and rode with Gina Smith a Canadian team member who rode for Canada. In 2002, Eiren left for Europe to work for Olympian Ingrid Klimke in Germany. This catapulted her journey, taking her to the best equestrian facilities in Europe and America. She worked for four Olympians and was privy to some of the world's best training and she developed her technique to bring horses to the highest level while maintaining a positive spirit. Over the past five years she has proven her skills in the most difficult competitions in the USA, finishing with top placings at internationally sanctioned competitions in Wellington, Florida, Devon PA and Temecula and Sacramento in California. During her years away she continued to return to BC and the Prairies to support the dressage community with ongoing clinics and educational opportunities. In 2018, Eiren moved back to Canada with the goal of focusing on her Olympic dream, while helping local dressage riders and a special emphasis on youth. 6 • OCTOBER 2019


Eiren has been partnered with her Olympic hopeful: SSF Godot, from Shooting Star Farm. He is an 8-year-old gelding and Eiren has been training him for the last 5 years. Sammy has shown incredible talent earning praise

from International Judges (Stephen Clarke), for his training, his potential, as well as the harmony in the partnership he has with Eiren. At her first step into the Grand Prix she won the coveted judge’s pick for most harmonious ride and at the Alberta Championships the pair won the

judge’s pick for most elegant horse and rider. Dressage Canada has invited Eiren to join the elite ranks of other Canadian Olympic hopefuls - the journey for this is long, arduous and expensive. The majority of qualifying opportunities for the Canadian team take place in Wellington, Florida between January and March 2020. Then North Carolina in April and Ontario in May. Eiren has an incredible work ethic, she is humble and she is focused. Over the years she has slept in her own horse trailer in an effort to make this dream a reality. It is not every day that the qualities and riding competency Eiren possesses are partnered with an animal of Olympic quality. Eiren would appreciate any financial assistance to help make this dream a reality and we can rest assured that Eiren will serve Canada with honour and integrity. If you wish to donate funds - you can e-transfer to with the password Road to Tokyo. Thank you.

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"Calamity Jane," "Winchester Weezy," and "Sassy 6 Gun" as they terrorize the passengers of the 170-year-old steam train, no. 2141.

There’s a lot that one can teach a horse. Given enough time, effort and with enough skill, a nervous horse can become considerably more confident, however, no amount of training or skill can change who a horse was born to be.


s trainers, my husband and I are often asked to do miracles Bandidas, a group of women who spend three nights a week all with horses. Nervous, flighty, untrained horses are brought summer, riding down the Kamloops Heritage Steam Train in corsets to us with the expectation that they’ll be turned into solid, and robbing it at gun point. Honestly, I couldn’t think of anything spook-proof, walk/trot/canter horses, fit for an inexperienced more terrifying or exciting and I really wanted to play! However, I had to consider my horse and his youth within a month or two. experience. I reluctantly watched the fun Confident, dominant, mature from the sidelines until this past summer x-breeding stallions are expected to when I found myself with a new equine become reliable trail horses for first time partner and I finally had the opportunity horse owners in 60-90 days. Anxious, to join the fun. traumatized horses who’ve been “cowboyed” and “things didn’t go as Just a few months ago, we were planned” are expected to be prepared to fortunate enough to welcome a new become docile, confident jumpers in just horse into our herd. I’ve known this horse a month or two. (And these are just a few for a few years and was happy to take him examples…) on full time. He’s a gentle, dignified and reasonable horse who (although not very We do our best and we give these Photo taken through my new partner Manny's (aka experienced) has a huge heart, is quick horses our ‘all’, but sometimes it seems "Whiplash") ears of the Kamloops Heritage Steam Train like realistic expectations are lost and with the unsuspecting passengers. "Sassy" is to my left and to trust and will try to please his human you can see Manny's ear plugs ribbon twisted around his partner harder than most horses I know. the individual nature of each horse is crown piece. All our horses wore ear protection to protect This horse offered me the opportunity to completely disregarded. Every horse has them from the sound of the gun fire. give ‘train robbery’ a try. something to offer and there’s a horse, naturally pre-disposed for almost all of our expectations. The It’s no small task to ride a horse in downtown Kamloops, challenge seems to be matching them up. Too often a horse is through an off-leash dog park, along a river filled with sea-doos chosen for his looks, her markings or their breed, rather than and speed boats pulling inner tubes, littered with drunk teens their suitability, experience or affinity for the desired task and dogs chasing runaway sticks into a moving current. It’s a big they’ll be performing. ask to expect a horse to willingly go under rush-hour traffic as it For the past six years, I’ve been using my knowledge and skill rattles overhead on a bridge above them and walk quietly along to help my Kiger gelding, Cisco, find his confidence, develop his a pedestrian path covered with baby strollers, bikes, rollerbladers bravery and step into a more emotionally balanced place. He’s and dog walkers. Add to all that hiding in a bush while being come leaps and bounds and I couldn’t be happier with the progress passed by a moving train full of tourists at dusk, a loudspeaker, he’s made but I know he’s had to make big changes to rise to the bright lights and then being asked to gallop up to the side of that challenges I’ve presented him with. He doesn’t travel well and he train while their rider is shooting a pistol and screaming “HANDS has a hard time with large groups and external stimulation. This UP!!” is just who he is and although he’ll do his best to make me happy This is exactly what I asked of our new horse Manny, and he when I ask him to tolerate those things, he’s not happy. On the never once refused! Manny took it all in stride and looked good other hand, however, when it comes to back country adventures, doing it. He followed my directions and he trusted me, almost he’s a rock star! to a fault. He was worried and he was skeptical but he did what I About three years ago I was invited to join the Badlands asked without complaint. It was imperative that I stayed sensitive 8 • OCTOBER 2019


By Christa Miremadi to his stress threshold, keeping him at a comfortable distance from the train, letting him stay close to his buddies when he needed them and giving him a TON of praise and support. He would do whatever I asked, even if I asked him to do more than he was comfortable with. So, limiting what he offered was important so as not to destroy his natural willingness or trigger resentment. After the show, Manny stood quietly with the other seasoned outlaw horses and received head scratches, praise and admiration from the piles of tourists who we’d just robbed while they posed for pictures with the Bandidas. Manny blew me away with his trust, willingness and tolerance and I was very careful not to take advantage of his natural willingness and good nature.

Manny and I waiting for the fun to begin with the Rocky Mountaineer in the background. Of course we didn’t just jump in without preparation. Manny and I, with the support of the rest of the Bandidas took a few steps to prepare for robbing trains together but to be perfectly honest, he was just sort of “made” for this kind of thing. This was a task that required a special kind of horse and despite the fact that Cisco is also willing, trusting and brave; he just isn’t made for the kind of pressures that he’d face as an outlaw downtown. No amount of preparation, practice or skill could have changed who he is. No matter how much I love him, how pretty his mane is or how much I’d like to rob trains with Cisco, it’s just not his thing. I was more than a little impressed and

inspired by all the Bandidas; the time and care they put into supporting their horses, the way they supported each other and the tight comradery and bond between these women and their equine partners. I’m thankful for the opportunity to join this gang and ride with these gals, the chance to expose my new partner to such a challenging environment and for the Kamloops Heritage Railway for creating and running such a fun, interactive experience, keeping the history of the Wild West alive in 2019. And I’m reminded of the importance of a horse’s character, their suitability for a task and the roll their personality plays in creating a successful partnership. Finding a horse that’s naturally suited for the tasks we have in mind can be challenging but it’s so important. Doing so will help keep both the human and horse involved, emotionally and physically safe. If you’re looking for a reliable trail horse, then find an experienced, seasoned trail horse, or be prepared to invest in a lot of preparation! If you’re looking for a jumper, choose a horse with lots of energy, whose conformation will stand up to the intense pressures of such a demanding, athletic career, and be prepared to either purchase a trained jumper or invest in the kind of training you’d expect a human athlete to undergo. If you’d like a child friendly confidence builder, find a horse who is gentle, quiet, slow and most likely over 15 years old. A good horse trainer can do incredible things with a horse and most horses can be prepared for just about anything, given enough time, experience and skill. BUT, both the humans and the horses involved can be saved a lot of grief, time and money if the right horse is selected for the right task.

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Hip 80 was the top seller at $120,000

By Susan van Dyke | Photos by Kristy Batie

The annual WTBOA Summer Yearling & Mixed Sale was held on August 20 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located on beautiful Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Washington. ne -hundred and four yearlings, 16 broodmares and 1 horse of racing age drew bidders from California, Idaho, Oregon, Arizona and Kentuck y, but the top 2 horses were purchased by Washington residents Todd & Shawn Hansen of Tenino who went to $120,0 0 0 to secure a Midshipman colt, the f irst foal out of the stakes-placed Nor thern Af leet mare Impeached, and bid $87,0 0 0 to take home a Grazen colt out of the multiple stakes-producing Tribunal mare Cour troom Charmer. Both colts were among 7 yearlings of fered through Grif f in Place LLC . Preliminar y results show, af ter 8 yearlings were withdrawn and 20 were RNA’d, that 72 yearlings brought

a $1, 239, 20 0 total, $17, 211 average and $9, 250 median. All f igures surpassed both the 2017 and 2018 sale f igures. Compared to the 2018 sale, the gross rose 26.73%, the average climbed 24.97% and the median was 15.63% higher. All told, 20 yearlings brought a bid of $20,0 0 0 or higher, and among those were 9 that sold for $40,0 0 0 or more.

Hip 59 sold for $87,000

Hip 99 sold for $50,000

Top Selling Yearlings Hip # Sex / Sire — Dam / Consignor / Buyer / Price 80 c., Midshipman — Impeached / (Grif f in Place LLC) / Todd & Shawn Hansen / $120,0 0 0 59 c., Grazen — Cour troom Charmer / (Grif f in Place LLC , Agt) / Todd & Shawn Hansen / $87,0 0 0 31 c., Coast Guard—Sweethr tof sigmachi / (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp) / Jerome Amerman, Bob Feld, Agt / $60,0 0 0 99 f., Grazen — Minimums Minimum / (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp) / Where We At / $50,0 0 0 98 c., Alternation — Meadow A shlee / (Dunn Bar Ranch LLC) / Will Brewer, Agt / $4 8,0 0 0 9 f., Liam’s Map — Queen Pauline / (Castlegate Farm, Dr. & Mrs. Duane Hopp) / T im Bankers / $47,0 0 0 82 f., Smiling T iger— Infernal McGoon / (Halvorson Bloodstock Ser vices LLC , Agt for Dale Mahlum) / Michael Pollowit z / $4 4,0 0 0 33 c., Commissioner—Twice Tempted / (Halvorson Bloodstock Ser vices LLC) / Chad Christensen / $4 0,0 0 0 4 6 f., Harbor the Gold— Bahati / (Bar C Racing Stables Inc., Agt for Bar C Racing Stables & Deser t Rose Racing) / Will Brewer, Agt / $4 0,0 0 0

Among the broodmares of fered, Greg Luce of Stanwood went to $3,10 0 to secure Unif ier, a stakes-producing daughter of leading national sire and top damsire Deput y Minister. See W TBOA website at w w w.washingtonthoroughbred. com for complete sales results. Preliminar y sales results are subjec t to change. 10 • OCTOBER 2019



he Annual Yearling & Mixed Sale took place at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley BC on September 10, 2019 with buyers at tending from BC , Alber ta and Manitoba.

Sale Topper Hip 19 at $61,000. Photo by Catchamoment Photography.

Leading Buyers – Swift Thoroughbreds. Photo by Catchamoment Photography.

Top Consignor – Jamie Demetrick. Photo by Michael Bye.

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By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz

In August, my assistant Kyra Tyerman and I, Birgit Stutz, headed to High River, Alberta with two horses in tow to participate in the 2019 Working Equitation Cross-National Camp and Cup (CNC).


t was a week full of learning, camaraderie, renewing old friendships, and making new friends with horse people from around the world. Working Equitation (WE), while still fairly new in Canada, is the fastest growing equine discipline in the country. The exciting sport of WE originates in Spain and Portugal and was created to recognize and promote the equestrian techniques employed in countries that use the horse to work in the field. WE includes dressage, obstacles, speed and cattle trials to create a bond between horse and rider. MJ Terrell and Sienna. (Check out the Working Equitation Photo by Birgit Stutz. website for more information at http:// The large event, organized by Working Equitation Canada (WECan) on strictly a volunteer basis, was held at the rodeo grounds outside of High River, the home of the popular TV series “Heartland.” Huge kudos go out to all the organizers who put in an incredible amount of work and kept an event of this magnitude running smoothly. The first four days were camp days, filled with intensive learning in a variety of clinics and workshops. Twenty-eight instructors volunteered their time and expertise (and paid their own expenses to get to High River!). The clinicians not only came from Canada, but also from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, and each one of them provided topnotch instruction in dressage and obstacle work in small group sessions throughout the four days. Each camp participant had the opportunity to ride in two clinics per day. Camp days started out bright and early with yoga sessions followed by in-hand work with their horses for those who were interested. Early evening workshops included a variety of topics, such as flying lead changes and choosing the course line in ease of handling and speed trials.

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Participants from Canada, the U.S. and Australia each hosted an evening filled with delicious food, story sharing, and laughter. The fourth evening was hosted by the Canadian Horse Association Rocky Mountain District. Thank you all for the great food and good times! The camp was followed by three days of shows. Friday Birgit Stutz and FS Crossfire (aka Miho). Photo by Amanda Ubell. saw the dressage trials in three rings, and while the weather left much to be desired, this didn’t dampen the spirits of participants or volunteers much. The Ease of Handling trials were held on Saturday, and Sunday was the day of the exciting speed trials under a glorious blue Alberta sky. The four day camp had 104 riders coming from Canada, 16 from the U.S., 11 from Australia, and 1 from New Zealand. There was a mix of Western and English riders, as well as several riders dressed in traditional Portuguese and Spanish attire. The team competition had 15 entries of 3-4 riders per team. Riders competed for both individual and team placements, with the team competition being won by 4 Aussies on borrowed horses. Kyra and I got involved in WE last year after hosting a WE clinic at our facility coached by fellow Irwin Insights trainer Darcy Henkel of Vancouver BC. WE is the perfect combination of dressage and obstacle work and suitable for riders of any discipline. I consider myself fortunate that I was able to participate in this huge international event, even though my equine partner had never been to an event of this magnitude before, let alone a horse show. What a change from his quiet life on a remote ranch in British Columbia’s Rocky Mountains! We both learned a lot The 2019 CNC, through a toy during the week-long event, and drive as well as two auctioned off it strengthened our partnership. baseball caps, raised $1000 as well as a huge box of toys for Ronald Kyra and I met old friends, made McDonald House in memory of new ones, and enjoyed the Julie Burke, age 11, when she lost company of like-minded people the fight against an aggressive type of cancer in June this year. from around the globe. What Mike and Elaine Burke (Julie’s stood out the most for me was parents), two of Julie’s best friends the camaraderie and support (Sianna and Alex), and Matt, a amongst the participants. liver transplant patient at RMH.

MJ Terrell, from Vancouver BC, and her horse Sienna, a green 8-year-old Andalusian/Trakehner mare who Terrell has owned for a little more than a year, echoes that sentiment. “Sienna and I had never done anything like this before and I felt that an adventure like this would take our relationship to the next level,” said Terrell, who was born and raised in Calgary AB, and didn’t get to realize her horsey dreams until adulthood. Posing are 9 of the Canadian horses that participated. A couple of horses When asked how she would describe the CNC experience, came from Oregon and the rest from Alberta. Several Canadian horses were Terrell said, “It was emotional, overwhelming, challenging, eye loaned to riders from Australia and New Zealand. Photo by Kristina Eckert. opening, motivating, and heart-warming. There are so many words to describe it. One thing that stood out the most for me was Sandy Lang the support. The way complete strangers offered their support when they saw us of Abbotsford struggling. Every day someone gave words of encouragement. And the highlight BC riding VMF of the week, the overwhelmingly touching moment when (Australian) judge Kim Tivio Escudo in the Ease of Peterson came into the arena to help my scared horse be calm and relaxed before we Handling trial. left the arena, ensuring we had a good experience.” Photo by Stella I am sure there was not a dry eye in the stands when Peterson, Terrell and Sienna French. completed the ease of handling course together. At what other show has anybody ever seen such a 2019 Clinicians supportive environment? Together, WE CAN! Jeff Cook-Jumping Jaimey Irwin-Dressage This was the second CNC. The inaugural Dana Hokana-Horsemanship event, the brain child of Julie Alonzo, was held Kim Peterson-Working Equitation last year in Eugene Oregon. Alonzo, intrigued Robert Eversole-Trailmeister by the supportive Trevor Mertes-Extreme Trail camaraderie and Jeff Morse-Driving friendly atmosphere Miles Kingdon-Stockmanship at the WE United 2017 Debbie Cooper-Ranch Riding National Championship Trainers Challenge Show, had a vision The Trainers Challenge is an to create an event unique opportunity to see 3 trainers put their skills to work to of international show the public their abilities and dimensions similar to methods of training an unbroke it. Next year’s CNC will horse. be in New South Wales, Jaquelene See-Alberta Heritage Park, Kyle Fisher-Alberta Australia, hosted by Darcy Henkel of Vancouver Chilliwack, BC TBA Working Equitation BC riding My Inspiration in the Ease of Handling trial. Down Under. Photo by Stella French.

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

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. (See their listings in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)



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The primary objective of this venture is to connect horses to the people, so that we can teach, train and educate the younger generations to become employed in the horse industry. onashee Equine College is owned and will be operated by the nonprofit Monashee Valley Agri Park Society. The college will be governed by the British Columbia Independent School Act. Being a nonprofit society, the monies needed to build and establish the college and other phases of the project will require government grants (i.e. horse industry, agricultural or other helpful grants) from both Federal and Provincial levels. The Society is asking for $5.5 million. The Society may also raise monies through memberships and fund-raising opportunities. Students will be trained and receive certificates and/or diplomas from courses offered in areas such as equine science, aqua therapy, and farrier science, to name a few.

employment for approximately 20 -25 employees for the following job areas: caretaking, teaching and administration. All construction is planned utilizing local companies and local building supplies.

The primary markets are: * Horse Racing * Rodeo Circuit * Equestrian Events * Local Trail Riding * Breeders and Trainers * Farrier & Blacksmithing * Local Agriculture

It appears that most of the equine courses that will be provided are only available in either Alberta or Ontario. Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a farrier training program but does not offer an advanced program. This gives us an opportunity to reach out to students and offer them a better alternative that may be closer to home. Having the medical operating studio and therapeutic pool will allow it to be used as a facility for horse healthcare and physical therapy. Aqua therapy for horses or other large animals will be a sought-after service. There are only two aqua therapy pools of this kind for horses in Canada and none in BC. This is especially beneficial for horses that are recovering from surgery or injuries or for equine athletes who need conditioning as part of their training. A training barn with stables and a 3/8-mile training track will be part of the school but will also be available to be rented out for clinics and training sessions by outside organizations and individuals. The training barn will have 20 stalls as well as an outdoor arena. The RV park for horse owners will have 20 fully serviced sites where horse owners can live while they are training their horses, or their horses are using other services of the facility. The RV Park will be available for students as well. The operating room with a hydraulic operating table will be leased to local veterinarians for use for their large animal operations. This is very specialized equipment that not all veterinarians will have access to in their normal operations. We are planning on starting to build in the fall of 2019. In March 2020 the school will open with limited courses. May 2020 the majority of the new buildings will be done with the

Our objective is to educate people about horses while also providing a state-of-the-art therapeutic facility and recovery centre for Western Canada. The society will be operated by a Board of Directors that are voted in by the members of the Society. The current president is Malcolm Lynn, a retiree with over fifty years of experience as a leader and successful businessman in the horse industry. The Society is seeking 10 hectares of land in the North Okanagan. Initial startup will consist of building a log structure for the school, to accommodate hands on courses such as saddle making and include administration offices, blacksmithing shop, and a high standard veterinary operating room (with an equine operating table). The development will include the main school, therapeutic swimming pool, barns, training track, and a fully serviced RV Park for clients and students. Further buildings may be built as the school and training facility expands. Mr. Malcolm Lynn has had discussions with all three levels of government - federal, provincial, and municipal. They have all been offered support in finding available funds to assist with the equine school. Once completed, we will have 14 • OCTOBER 2019


Courses would include the following: * Race Horse Groom Training Certificate * Veterinary Assistant Certificate * Advanced Horsemanship * Advanced Farrier Science Certificate * Equine Science Diploma * Aqua Therapy Diploma * Various clinics including Rodeo Events

training stables, 3/8 mile track and RV Park opening also in May 2020. The pool building will be finished in Summer 2020 with limited opening prior to that. The school will fully open September 2020. (Information has been printed in part from the June 2019 Business Plan) Saddle Up caught up with Malcolm Lynn following the public meeting September 11 in Vernon BC with approximately 40 -50 people attending. “It was a very positive meeting, with so much interest. It was unbelievable, I was flabbergasted!” says Malcolm. “We had 5 different groups offer us their 10 hectares in the Vernon area, Armstrong and one in Salmon Arm.” This is a 3-phase project… first is the school, second the racetrack, and third the agridome with a convertible cover offering year-round use. He did state that the swimming pool needs to go where there is a racetrack. The Society is seeking additional members to help with this project. Once the project is completed, there will be benefits for members down the road. Memberships run from January to January (can be pro-rated) and are $25 for a family, or $100 for an active membership which includes 1 vote in the society. Contact Malcolm Lynn at 250 -938-8997. Another public meeting is planned for October once the Society members have viewed the 5 properties on offer. “It’s not about the money; it’s about the horses and the kids – the next generation.” – says Malcolm.










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By Glenn Stewart

A question I am often asked is, “Do horses Remember?” The answer is Absolutely


They remember the good as well as the bad. They remember even if it happened when they were 3 months old, 3 years old or 15 years old.


hatever we do with them whether it ’s to teach them or expose them to something, it is all logged away in their minds for future reference. If you are the f irst one to handle a horse, the only one or one of many people, the horse will remember ever y experience and ac t according to their overall conditioning. If he’s had bad experiences that have created some bad conditioning, those conditioned responses can be changed with the right approach. However, he hasn’t forgot ten what happened in the past. The longer a horse has been conditioned a cer tain way, the longer it will take to change the conditioning. The moment we get near a horse we are conditioning it to something good or bad. We are conditioning it toward a bet ter end result or fur ther from one. The more knowledge and skills we have learned the closer we can get to positive progress.

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What does positive progress look like? How do we k now we are on the right track? Positive progress or good conditioning can be ver y dif ferent from one person to another and it will relate to what we’ve seen, what we think we know, who we’ve been riding with, what we’ve been told, what we think we’ve been told or think we’ve seen. Get ting on a horse for the f irst time, for example, is not necessarily positive progress. It could be a ver y negative experience that created more problems and brace than we gained by get ting on. I explained it this summer by comparing cracking a stock whip. Making the noise is what ever yone cheers for, but it is the least impor tant thing about handling a whip. The proper technique is far more progress than noise. Understanding the technique of how they are supposed to work and learning to handle them correc tly makes it a work of ar t that we can continually improve on. Jerking it to make noise has a limit to it and we have already reached the limit. There is nowhere to go using that technique. With horses, sof tness before, during and af ter any maneuver is where the value is. Any maneuver done with brace is far less valuable and has a limit or ver y low ceiling to where we can go. How and what we do is far more impor tant than the length of time we spend. If we are doing things correc tly we can play all day with a horse. If we are doing things incorrec tly a minute with a horse is too long. These are some of the things that a horse will remember from their experience with humans. We just got back from our annual High and Wild learning holiday adventure where I take groups of

people into the mountains 80 miles from the nearest road and we ride, train, play with the horses that live there and are born there year round. It is a learning/holiday/adventure all wrapped into one package. Some people are there to holiday more, some are there to learn more and there is no escaping the adventure par t because it ’s a lodge nestled in the middle of some of the pret tiest par t of the Rock y Mountains. I had a group of 14 amazingly fun people this year and spent 2 week s exploring and playing with horses. One of the things that happened that they suggested I share is just how well horses remember. Eight years ago, there were t wo mares that were ver y wild and ex tremely hard to roundup. Each year the horses free range all over the valleys and mountains and we have to f ind them and do a roundup each year. They can be ver y wild horses, especially if you don’t get them in each year and handle them. These t wo mares were ver y wild and I would sometimes wear out 3 saddle horses a day tr ying

to get them rounded up and into the one and only fenced pasture. I decided that they needed to be tamed so they would be easier to roundup. They were 7 years old at the time, had never been haltered and lived year round free ranging in the mountains. I managed to get the sorrel mare separated from the other horses and into a round pen so I could get star ted. She was looking for a way out of that pen and it was like having an elk in the round pen. She was going to be a handful; one of the wildest horses I had star ted. There was another black mare equally as wild that needed the same help af ter the sorrel. We of ten have 80 head of horses rounded up, sometimes more, and we tr y to handle them all each day if possible. Trim feet, halter break , get them ready to ride and then ride and so on, there is no lack of things to do. We have been doing this now for 18 years. When I say we, I’m refer to myself, my daughters, and my clients that come on this trip from all over the world. Any way, back to the sorrel mare… 7 years old, never had a halter on and ready to crawl through the fence or go over it if I made the slightest wrong move. I have a set of exercises, techniques and a program that ever yone follows. We use this with all horses and she would be no dif ferent. I would just have to do it as good as I knew how to get this mare tamed down and ridden. I was able to get 8 to 10 sessions on her during the 2 week s in the mountains that autumn and it was time to leave again until the nex t year. I managed to get her ridden in the round pen and took her out on some nice rides out on the trails and across rivers with the wild sorrel mare leading and 10 people following along. We didn’t see her again for a few years, then she came in with a colt and pregnant. This year marked 8 years since I had star ted her with the 8 or 10 sessions and she hasn’t been ridden since 2011. I wanted to do more with her to help her get a bit more time and this year it worked out. I planned to play with her the day before we went out on the trails again, however, that par t didn’t work out so I thought in the morning I’d get an hour or so to prep her for the day ’s ride to get reacquainted. That didn’t work out either. I was helping other people with their horses or tack and it only lef t me about 20 minutes to run through the steps I had taught her 8 years ago. I would have preferred to have a bit more time to reacquaint but that ’s all I had. Af ter the 20 minutes she was giving me enough green lights that we opened the gate and headed out. We lef t the corral with her yearling colt and

10 clients following. Five minutes outside the corral we had to cross a river. I’d only been on her back 5 minutes when I asked her to step into the river and have the people follow us across and up the other bank . She never hesitated, we were gone all day with the sorrel mare in the lead all through the mountains and she hadn’t forgot ten a thing. I didn’t get the black mare star ted the same year as the sorrel but I did the nex t year - 2012 . This year 2019 makes it 7 years since she was ridden. I only had 8 sessions at most with her as well. I f igured I had time so I also rode her all through the mountains with her lit tle 3 month old paint following us. She was fantastic. I managed to play with her the night before and then warmed her up a bit the nex t morning and of f we went. I really couldn’t have asked for a bet ter ride on the black mare; with only 8 sessions 7 years earlier and an hour and a half of reacquainting her to the exercises she had learnt. So, “do horses remember? ” Absolutely! The good as well as the bad. It ’s still amazing to me, that when we get it right, how much they will of fer us in return. Glenn has a complete horsemanship program and of fers yearround educational opportunities at his facilit y near Fort St John BC. He is available to travel for clinics, demonstrations, events and corporate leadership. Long-term study and professional programs are also available. The Horse Ranch is NOW accepting deposits for colt starting/horse development and Front Row Seating. (See his listing in our Business Ser vices section under TRAINERS)



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Story and Photos By Colleen Meyer

he BC Mountain Trail Finals were held at Sagewood Mountain Trail Park at Circle Peter Pellikaan, presented Creek Equestrian Centre in Kamloops on Sept 7- 8 with judges Susan Mathews by Debbie Hughes and Jessie Blackmon. Par ticipation in this great spor t has been growing all year, with each Challenge at trac ting more competitors each time! We are so impressed with the grow th of horsemanship skills that comes along with the dedication and patience needed to master the obstacles put in front of horse and rider. All of the riders improved over the year and you can even see improvement from one class to another! The f irst Challenge of the season was held at Sagewood Mountain Trail Park s in May. In June we traveled to Chilliwack to the Hanging H Arena and Debbie Hughes put ever yone to the test on her beautiful course. July we were back in the Kamloops area at Shumway Lake Equestrian Centre, where we were all able to say we spent a weekend at the lake, thank s to Donna Barker. August we were back to Hanging H Arena, enjoying Debbie’s newest obstacles. Some of the horses were not too impressed with the Muskox hide, while others took a peek Jimmy & Debbie Hughes and kept on going! Danielle Ciriani, presented by Debbie Hughes


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September brought the Finals back to the Sagewood Mountain Trail course at Circle Creek . The sage was in full bloom and a few new obstacles, including a fresh cow hide, challenged us all. Saturday evening a pot luck dinner was held at Colleen & Gordon’s house, where the Season Leader Awards were presented. Wine was provided by Circle Creek ’s major sponsor, Abbot t Wealth Management, and capped of f a long day of competition. Sunday brought the f inal round of competition and was completed with Year End Awards. Thank s to Aimee Mercier for the accurate score keeping and Benny Kerner for the always enjoyable announcing. Ever yone is encouraged and welcome to join us in 2020. For more information please contac t Debbie Hughes or Colleen Meyer circlecreek@ You can also check out the website w w

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nother record year of at tendance at the 120 th Annual IPE with over 160,0 0 0 people at tending over the Labour Day weekend! Saddle Up has a repor t from the Light Horse & Heav y Horse divisions, and a few photos capturing what the FAIR is all about! Congratulations to all that came out to show their horses!

Lil Tuf Rooster & Aleasha Meloshinsky

E X TREME COWBOY CHALLE NG E CO N T I N U E D 3rd - Joanne Peters & Shining for Nu Chex 4th - Paige Smoroden & Snip 5th - Jaimie Fisher & Nif t y T ime in Holly wood STAKES WINNE RS: Jumpers: $70 0 Three Bar: Melanie Mc Jannet & K ing Vendi $1750 Mini Prix: Katie Thielman & Marquetr y Rose Musical Freest yle: 1st: Jamie Fischer & Nif t y T ime in Holly wood SUPREME HALTE R HORSE MALE: Presario ( Warmblood), owner Carolyn Dobbs Reser ve: Show Me Classic Deluxe (QH), owner Kelly Kennedy SUPREME HALTE R HORSE FEMALE: Lil Tuf Rooster (QH), owner Aleasha Meloshinsk y Reser ve: Stella ( Welsh X ), owner Pat ti Thomas SUPREME MINIATURE HORSE: Rivenburgs Jess Lovely L anai, owner Eliz abeth Schulz SUPREME DR AFT HORSE: Jack , with Zoe St. Jean, owned by Adam Degenstein

AWARDS CHAMPION & STAKE WINNE RS SPORTSMANSHIP – sponsored by Equus Physio Grand Winner: Trevor Mer tes Wednesday: Sher yl Terpsma Thursday: Alyssa Cook Friday: Katie Thielman Saturday: Carolyn Dobbs/Julie Meloshinsk y Sunday: Eliz abeth Schulz HORSE COUNCIL OF BC 2019 G E NE R AL PE RFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS Class 135S English Pleasure Stake – Junior: Saf ira Everit t /Ganger Chick Class 150 Open Command Class Jr/ Youth: Lynndsay Terpsma/Jade Class 151 Open Command Class Senior: Bethany Hill/Docs Rock in Conclusion Class 165S English Pleasure Stake Senior 15. 3 & under: Aleasha Meloshinsk y/Lil Tuf f Rooster Class 166S English Pleasure Stake Senior over 15. 3: Jacqueline Cross/Con Brio Class 167S Handy/ Trail Horse Junior/ Youth: L aura Perr y/Hunting for a Star Class 168S Handy/ Trail Horse Senior: Jennifer Wahosk i/Bar tello

HE AV Y HORSE PULL WINNE R Belgian team of Jack & Sunny and Joyce Marchant (3 days in a row!) AL JE NKINS MEMOR IAL AWAR D FOR TOP TE AMSTE R Adam Degenstein

IPE 2019 R ANCH HORSE TR I CHALLE NG E CHAMPION Melissa Johnston - Custom Coal Berr y IPE 2019 MINIATURE HORSE TR I CHALLE NG E CHAMPION Rivenburgs Jess Lovely Lanai & Elizabeth Schulz 1st - Eliz abeth Schulz & Gold Visions Andromeda 2nd - Eliz abeth Schulz & Sunny Vale PS I luv u Bobby 3rd - Sandy Baker & Sk y Blue Remington Greased Lighting

Jack (owned by Adam Degenstein) & Zoe St. Jean

BEST STALL DECOR ATION T ina Maynard’s group IPE SUPE R HORSE 2019 Perpetually Dun: Shown by Lynn Johnson QUARTE R HORSE HIGH POINT RECIPIE NT Lil Tuf Rooster – Aleasha Meloshinsk y E X TREME COWBOY CHALLE NG E 1st - Joanne Peters & Doc's Shining Sidney 2nd - Michelle Grasley & Dr y Doc Peppy San

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Joanne Peters & Doc's Shining Sidney Adam Degenstein (driving), Steve Laughlin (shotgun), Jeff and Mike Jenkins in the back, during the tribute to Al Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Wayne Emde.



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Result Type

EQ010 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Dressage-Training Level Cooper Barb 5 (Z5) OkanaganVernon Similkameen Nestor Colleen 5 (Z5) OkanaganColdstream Similkameen Rawn Lisa 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops EQ011 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Dressage- First Level Ritchey Karen 11 (Z11) Bulkley ValleyBurns Lake Lakes-Nechako Brookes Heather 4 (Z4) Lower Mainland Brunaby Price Wendy 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Boundary EQ015 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Performance - Ranch Riding Horse Boltz Merna 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Boundary Rooke Joanne 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Boundary Cooke Donna 5 (Z5) OkanaganOliver Similkameen


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3 Bronze


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Just had to throw this one inFinal–Standin Dawn and Chris! Chris 2 Silver 146 helped Dawn immensely creating some of the course Final Standin 3 Bronze 143 obstacles, offering his ‘man’power.

By Nancy Roman | Photos by Nancy Roman (unless noted otherwise)

EQ016 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Performance - Ranch Trail Horse

DonnaOver54000 (Z5) athletes OkanaganOliver all over Finalthe Standinprovince 1 Gold converged 141.5 elowna was the hub to be in from September 10-14 for the annual 55+ BCCooke Games. from Similkameen Kunkle Karen 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops Final Standin 2 Silver 140 on the city to take part in 31 games/sports! Barker Mary Lou 5 (Z5) OkanaganOliver Final Standin 3 Bronze 135 Similkameen Saddle Up has the ‘equestrian’ report for you here. Just over 60 riders and drivers came out to support the Games – and had a great time! EQ019 - Men and Women- 55+ - Mtn Trail - In-Hand -Novice Brownell Sue 8 (Z8) South Central I volunteered Falkland Finalboth Standin days 1 Gold 197.5 Kelowna Riding Club did a great job hosting the 2-day event. Volunteers were happy, helpful and busy! as announcer Breckon Moira J. (PIP) 1 (Z1) Vancouver Island Shawnigan Lake Final Standin 2 Silver 182.5 South at Dawn Ferster’s Mountain Trail course in a field at the Mission Creek Ranch (courtesy of the Ramsay family) next doorFinal toStandin the riding club. 167.5 Royle Catherine 1 (Z1) Vancouver Island Shawnigan Lake 3 Bronze South A big hand to the judges: Burgi Rommel, Brian Jensen, Glenn Perran, Dustin Drader, and Daina Hillson. EQ020 - Men and Women- 55+ - Mtn Trail - In-Hand - Open

Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games

Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games

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Results - Individual by Sport

We have the results for you, courtesy of Valerie at the Games office.

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Equestrian Last Name

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Donna Karen

8 8

(Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen (Z8) South Central (Z8) South Central


Final Standin

1 Gold


Knutsford Kamloops

Final Standin Final Standin

2 Silver 3 Bronze

220.5 214.5

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EQ001 - Men and Women- 55+ - Arena Driving - Training Level 5 (Z5) OkanaganKelowna Loverin Julie Similkameen 3 (Z3) Fraser Valley Langley Berwick Susan 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops Johannson Pat EQ002 - Men and Women- 55+ - Arena Driving - Preliminary Level (Z1) Vancouver Island Shawnigan Lake Breckon Moira J. (PIP) 1 South Knott Tina 1 (Z1) Vancouver Island Mill Bay South 1 (Z1) Vancouver Island Cobble Hill Scheiber Rhonda South

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225.06 272.05

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EQ004 - Men and Women- 55+ - Dressage - First Level Ritchey Karen 11 (Z11) Bulkley ValleyLakes-Nechako ChessJoan 9 (Z9) North Central Woollacott Egan Marietta 5 (Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen

Burns Lake

Final Standin

1 Gold


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Prince George

Final Standin

2 Silver


Final Standings

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Final Standin

3 Bronze


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Pitt Meadows Golden Burns Lake

Final Standin Final Standin Final Standin

1 Gold 2 Silver 2 Silver

126.97 126.27 126.27

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Grand Forks

Final Standin

3 Bronze


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1 Gold


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2 Silver


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EQ010 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Dressage-Training Level 5 (Z5) OkanaganVernon Cooper Barb Similkameen 5 (Z5) OkanaganColdstream Nestor Colleen Similkameen Rawn Lisa 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops

Final Standings Sue Brownell & Tag

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197.5 182.5

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Knutsford Kamloops

Final Standin Final Standin

2 Silver 3 Bronze

220.5 214.5

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EQ015 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Performance - Ranch Riding Horse 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Boltz Merna Boundary Rooke Joanne 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Boundary Cooke Donna 5 (Z5) OkanaganOliver Similkameen EQ016 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Performance - Ranch Trail Horse Cooke Donna 5 (Z5) OkanaganOliver Similkameen Kunkle Karen 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops 5 (Z5) OkanaganOliver Barker Mary Lou Similkameen EQ019 - Men and Women- 55+ - Mtn Trail - In-Hand -Novice 8 (Z8) South Central Falkland Brownell Sue (Z1) Vancouver Island Shawnigan Lake Breckon Moira J. (PIP) 1 South 1 (Z1) Vancouver Island Shawnigan Lake Royle Catherine South

Catherine Royle & Final Standings Lombards Samantha

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Falkland Oliver

Final Standin Final Standin

2 Silver 3 Bronze

215.5 215

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1 Gold 2 Silver

241.5 228.5

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3 Bronze








Karen Kunkle & Ricky

Final Standings

Final Standin

EQ011 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Dressage- First Level 11 (Z11) Bulkley ValleyBurns Lake Ritchey Karen Lakes-Nechako 4 (Z4) Lower Mainland Brunaby Brookes Heather 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Grand Forks Price Wendy Boundary

EQ020 - Men and Women- 55+ - Mtn Trail - In-Hand - Open 5 (Z5) OkanaganReid Janice Similkameen Barker Donna 8 (Z8) South Central 8 (Z8) South Central Kunkle Karen

Final Standin Result Type


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Kelowna 2019 55+ BC Games


Result Type

Final Standings


EQ009 - Men and Women- 55+ - Western Dressage - Walk-Jog Level Results - Individual by Sport 5 (Z5) OkanaganSummerland Barnes Shannon Similkameen 5 (Z5) OkanaganKelowna Poole Joanne Similkameen McMahon Gail 8 (Z8) South Central Lytton Last Name First Name Geographic Location Name City

City Oliver

EQ024 - Men and Women- 55+ - Mtn Trail - Under Saddle - Open 8 (Z8) South Central Kamloops Kunkle Karen Final Standings Final Standings 5 (Z5) OkanaganKelowna Reid Janice Similkameen Final Standings Final Standings 8 (Z8) South Central Knutsford Barker Donna

EQ003 - Men and Women- 55+ - Dressage - Training Level 5 (Z5) OkanaganLoverin Julie Similkameen Day Sandy 5 (Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen Eeckhout Cindy 5 (Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen

EQ005 - Men and Women- 55+ - Dressage - Second Level 3 (Z3) Fraser Valley Callaway Jeanie 7 (Z7) East Kootenay Cox Lyndsey 11 (Z11) Bulkley ValleyRitchey Karen Lakes-Nechako 6 (Z6) West Kootenay Price Wendy Boundary

(Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen (Z8) South Central (Z5) OkanaganSimilkameen

Lisa Rawn & Levon

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Shannon Barnes & Mac

Joan Chess-Wollacott & Linden

Merna Boltz & Pines Poco Tivio (Michelle Earl photo/55+ BC Games)

Jeannie Callaway & Maximus

(Michelle Earl photo/55+ BC Games)

Julie Loverin & Magnificent Monty

Donna Cooke & Dually

Silver medal on left, Gold in middle, Bronze on right 55+ Games Winners Circle!

MT Pip, Sue, Catherine

MT Donna, Janice, Karen

MT Sue, Donna, Mary Lou

MT Janice, Karen, Donna

RANCH Karen, Donna, Mary Lou

RANCH Joanne, Merna, Donna

DRIVING Susan, Julie, Pat

DRIVING Tina, Pip, Rhonda

WD Joanne, Shannon, Gail

WD Colleen, missing Barb and Lisa

WD Heather, Karen, Wendy

DRESSAGE Sandy, Julie, Cindy

DRESSAGE Joan, Karen, Marietta

DRESSAGE Karen (missing Lyndsey), Jeannie, Wendy OCTOBER 2019


TOP DOG! How to Stop a Dog from Digging Courtesy of

Why a dog digs is related to breed, behaviour and activity level. Some breeds may have higher prey drives and dig in search of burrowing animals or insects. Most dogs may dig because they are bored and need exercise, while other dogs dig cooling pits to beat the heat. 11 Tips to put a stop to your dog digging 1. If your dog is digging cooling pits, keep him inside in the air conditioning. 2. For dogs who like some extra help staying cool, set up a kiddie pool outdoors. 3. When a dog dig tunnels or along fences, it is often in search of burrowing animals or insects who may also live in the yard. Use safe and humane means to prevent them from entering or to make your yard less attractive. Be sure to never use anything toxic or harmful to wildlife or pets. 4. Dogs that dig holes are often frustrated and bored and adding activities to their routine can help. Play fetch, toss a Frisbee, or practice fun training or tricks for mental stimulation. 5. Scent hounds can be deterred from digging by hiding treats around the yard and encouraging him to track them down. 6. For dogs who are home alone all day, one of the best ways to end boredom for your dog is to include a daily walk together. 7. Offer your dog a chewable treat to divert his attention from randomly digging holes. 8. If your dog enjoys playing with other dogs, invite neighbourhood dogs over for a playdate. 9. Create a digging pit for your dog in a designated area filled with his favorite toys and chews. Praise him for using it and not the plant-beds. 10. Try to keep your yard free of small animals by using fencing or by removing potential food sources. 11. For dogs that dig along the fence, reinforce it with chicken wire at the bottom, push it into the ground.

looking for entertainment is easy. When a dog is kept busy and mentally stimulated, he’s less apt to dig. The more you keep him entertained, the less likely he’ll dig. Satisfy your dog’s boredom with a dog chew as an alternative to the lawn or plants. If digging is purely a habit, it may start at around six to 18 months, when pups are loaded with youthful exuberance and need to channel their excess energy. They dig because they’re outside and have the motive, means, and opportunity. The common denominator for all of these dogs, however, is that they dig because they find it rewarding. Climate control How to get a dog to stop digging dens to sit is as simple as limiting your dog’s exposure to warmer or colder weather conditions. Dogs that dig dens need to cool down or warm up so the first step is to never leave him alone outside and to limit outdoor playtime in very warm or cool temperatures. In the summer, if you and your dog are going to be outside for a bit, consider setting up an inflatable pool where he can lie and keep cool, and place a bowl of ice water outside for him to drink. This tactic works in cold weather, too. If you plan to play outside together, limit his outdoor activity time so that your dog remains safe, comfortable and happy. Dogs get cold too, don’t let his heavy coat fool you. Be sure he has access to areas of warm, direct sunlight. But remember, keep him indoors as much as possible during colder temperatures. During hotter or colder temperatures, remember to closely monitor and limit your dog’s outdoor activity time. Avoid the potential dangers of dehydration or hypothermia for both of you by moving playtime indoors.

Why do dogs dig? Digging is part of natural canine behavior, but why do dogs dig can be answered with three easy reasons:

Prey drive When considering how to stop a dog from digging tunnels or holes to reach burrowing critters, it can sometimes be helpful to know more about his breed. Some dogs may dig because of a natural instinct. Try to keep your yard free of small animals and insects to avoid tempting your dog. If your dog digs along the fence, you may need to reinforce it by attaching chicken wire to the bottom and pushing it into the ground. This will help prevent your dog from escaping and keep small animals out of your yard. If you can’t curb his digging habit, try giving him an approved area to dig in located in an area of your choice in your yard. If you find him digging somewhere forbidden, move him to the approved area. When he digs in this area, give him praise and treats.

Boredom How to stop a dog from digging because he is bored or is just

Dog digging: Which breeds dig the most? It is virtually impossible to make digging breed-specific. The

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TOP DOG! truth is that all dogs have the potential to dig. Below are just a few breeds known to find cooler environments, search for small animals or have a prey drive and may dig based on natural instinct. Spitz dogs* Akita Chow Chow Finnish Lapphund Finish Spitz Icelandic Sheepdog Keeshond Norwegian Elkhound Norwegian Lundehund Samoyed Shiba Inu Siberian Husky

Earth dogs* Australian Shepherd Australian Terrier Bedlington Terrier Border Collie Border Terrier Cairn Terrier Dachshund Jack Russel Terrier Schnauzer West Highland Terrier

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*This list is not comprehensive and includes some breeds with a natural instinct for tracking, prey drive, and a need for colder environments.

TOP DOG! OF THE MONTH This is Lexie. She is an 8-year-old mutt. We found her in La Ventana, Mexico. If you take her in the car or for a walk she will immediately like you. I built a box for her to sit in on my bike. We found her as a stray under a camper trailer when she was two. We're not sure what breed she is. - A. Blair, Squamish BC

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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. I came across this picture of grandmother and mother before my mother was married. It has to be at least 93 years old. It was taken at Spring House. My greatgrandfather, Augustine Bortanio, pre-empted this property after the California Gold Rush. He was going north, looking for property when he decided this was the place. I don’t know anything about his wife. His son, Antonio Bortanio, married an Alkali Lake woman, named May. I have no idea of the breed of horses. - M. Graham, Coldstream BC

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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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office HCBC’s 2018 Bob James Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Margot Vilvang (right) being presented her award by HCBC Board Director Lisa Mander at Southlands Riding Club this Spring.

Join/Renew Horse Council BC Today! 2020 Memberships Now Available


orse Council BC (HCBC) is the Provincial Organiz ation for Equestrian Spor t & Recreation in the province. HCBC also represents the interests of the equine industr y in all sec tors throughout British Columbia and connec ts and strengthens the BC horse communit y. By joining HCBC , you show your suppor t for: * The Right To Ride * Horse Welfare in BC * The BC Horse Industr y * A Nationally Accredited Coaching Program * Financial Suppor t for the Industr y * The Preser vation of BC Trail Systems * Qualit y Science Based Education Membership benef its including: * Automatic Insurance * E xclusive Membership Discounts * Access to Online Courses * Abilit y to Apply for Grants and Funding * Suppor t for the BC Equestrian Communit y * Additional CapriCMW Insurances available for purchase to HCBC members only RENEW FOR 2020 COVER AGE AS EARLY AS SEP T. 3. 2019! * 2020 Youth Associate – $47.0 0 (with tax) * 2020 Adult Member – $62.0 0 (with tax) * 2020 Family – $150.0 0 (with tax)

We want to inform you of an increase to the cost of memberships, which will take ef fec t as each membership comes up for renewal. This modest adjustment is our f irst in 5 years, HCBC president Liz Saunders presents the and by restric ting prestigious 2018 Sherman Olson Lifetime the amount of the Achievement Award to Rick Fillmore. Photo courtesy of Trail Times. increase, we seek to keep Horse Council BC Memberships af fordable while maintaining and improving our programming. All of us at Horse Council BC feel grateful to be able to rely on your continued suppor t.

For new or lapsed members we also have a special promotion to join for 2019 & 2020 and receive a discounted rate on the remainder of 2019! Get both years for: * 2019/2020 Youth Associate – $62.75 (with tax) * 2019/2020 Adult Member – $77.75 (with tax) * 2019/2020 Family – $197. 25 (with tax) 2019 HCBC Award Nominations Does someone you know deser ve special recognition? HCBC’s Annual Awards honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equine communit y. These awards acknowledge those who stand out from the crowd and have made a positive impac t on the equestrian communit y. The following categories are available for nominations: 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. 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 communit y and/or spor t in any recognized discipline. No athletic achievement is necessar y. 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 impac ting BC’s equine industr y and inspiring others. This award is only awarded when warranted and is not necessarily awarded ever y 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 submit ted to no later than December 30, 2019.

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Get Ready for a Whole New EC Convention Experience


egistration is now open for a whole new Equestrian Canada (EC) Convention experience! For the f irst time ever, the EC Convention will be hosted at the legendar y Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) in Toronto ON. Join us November 1-3 for an equestrian’s dream weekend. Benef it from educational sessions led by Olympians, elite coaches and renowned exper ts, connect with fellow equestrians from across the countr y during social events, then take in the action at the Royal Horse Show evening per formances! From star t to f inish, you won’t want to miss a minute! Built around the theme of Canadian Equestrian Development, highlights of the 2019 EC Convention include the following. Elite Speakers & Presenters Christilot Boylen – Six-Time Canadian Olympian in Dressage Tina Irwin – Lima 2019 Team Gold and Individual Silver Medalist in Dressage Selena O’Hanlon – Canadian Olympian in Eventing Heather Ross McManus – Canadian Olympic Gymnast, NCCP Master Coach Developer and CEO of Spor ts Minded Consulting Er ynn Ballard – Canadian Show Jumping Team Athlete Patricia Da Silva – Heels Down Media President Innovative Education & Info Sessions * Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Cross-Discipline Training – Learn to harness the power of cross- discipline training with Christilot Boylen and Selena O’Hanlon. * Put Social Media to Work for You! Up your social media and personal branding game with valuable insight from Patricia Da Silva of Heels Down Media. * Yearly Training Plans: Prepare for Your Best Show Season Yet with High Per formance 1 Coach Ruth Allum. * Move to Improve: Physical Literac y for Equestrians with Canadian Olympic Gymnast Heather Ross McManus. * Break on Through – Making the Leap from National to International Competition – Learn f irst-hand from athletes, parents, coaches, team personnel and EC funding par tners how to successfully prepare and navigate this big leap. Exciting Social Events * Welcome Social & Update from the EC Leadership – Hear the f indings from the EC Strategic Initiatives Plan Repor t Card then kick

back , relax and enjoy social and networking oppor tunities with fellow equestrians. * #RideToTok yo Red & White Fundraiser – Don your Canadian colours and celebrate the achievements from the past year, while kick-star ting the road to the Tok yo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics during this exciting fundraising event, featuring a keynote speech from Lima 2019 team gold 28 • OCTOBER 2019


(l to r) Eric Lamaze and Coco Bongo; Erynn Ballard and Fellini S; Mario Deslauriers and Amsterdam 27; and Kara Chad on Quidamo F, with chef d’equipe Mark Laskin. Photo courtesy of Starting Gate Communications. and individual silver medalist, Tina Ir win. Tickets to the Royal Horse Show evening per formance included. Whether you want to fully immerse yourself and attend all three days of exceptional educational oppor tunities, choose the days you attend “à la car te” or buy tickets solely for the Red & White Fundraiser, a variet y of registration packages are available to f it all preferences. To make sure you get in on all the action, the Full Experience Package of fers allinclusive access to the evening classes of the Royal Horse Show - the main attraction of the world- class institution that is the Royal!

Canada Second in BMO Nations’ Cup at Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ The Canadian Show Jumping Team f inished second in the $530,000 BMO Nations’ Cup held Saturday, September 7, at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament in Calgar y. Er ynn Ballard of Tottenham ON; Kara Chad of Calgar y AB; Mario Deslauriers of New York NY; and Eric Lamaze of Wellington FL, took on nine other countries in the richest show jumping team competition held in Nor th America. For the second year in a row, Canada f inished in the runner-up position with a total of 14 faults. Belgium, the newly crowned European Champions, won in convincing fashion with a total of four faults. With victor y sewn up af ter its f irst three riders posted clear per formances in the second round there was no need for anchor rider Yves Vanderhasselt to return for a second time. Ireland took third with 19 faults; Sweden was four th with 20 faults; Mexico f if th with 25 faults; and France was six th with 53 faults. Only the top six teams returned for the second round with defending champions Germany failing to make the cut. The United States, the reigning World Champions, also failed to advance while the Netherlands and Italy were also lef t on the sidelines. “It was a great team ef for t from all our riders; they all contributed,” said Mark Laskin, chef d’equipe of the Canadian Show Jumping Team. “Ever yone really pulled together. There is no shame in being second to the European Champions.”


Pony Club Inter-Pacific Exchange in Hong Kong By Lezah Williamson

nter-Pacif ic Exchange, or IPE, is a competition and cultural exchange hosted ever y second year by a Pacif ic Rim countr y. Borrowed horses are used, giving par ticipants ample oppor tunit y to experience horse - care in another countr y. In 2019, Hong Kong hosted amidst the political protests. The two -week tour star ted with a dressage show the f irst week , and concluded with a jumper (l to r) Coreena, Carlie, Emily and Teagan at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Beas River Equestrian Centre show. Par ticipants also competed in a gymkhana and two quiz zes (like horse Jeopardy), went on two hack s in the countr yside, and visited the Sha Tin Equine Hospital. As an equine venue, Hong Kong is unique, since so little land is available; only one barn of fers f ield turn- out. Many stables are multi-storey, like car parkades, with ramps at either end to move horses up and down. Injured or laid up horses get shipped overseas, usually to New Zealand, until they recover. Most horses are cobs or thoroughbred, t ypically impor ted from the UK or Australia. 2008 was when the last foal was born in Hong Kong, only because no one was aware the mare being impor ted was pregnant. Riding times are planned around a mid- day break due to the heat; as well, some horses develop anhydrosis, Beas River Equestrian Centre, home the inabilit y to sweat, so cool out and of the 2008 Olympic eventing temperature control becomes a critical care issue. Consequently, barns boast air conditioning, and stalls each spor t from one to three fans. The riding was just one segment of the exchange. Since most people in Hong Kong live in small apar tments, billeting was not an option, so par ticipants stayed in a hotel near the Hong Kong Jockey Club racetrack , site of the dressage and jumping por tions of the 2008 Olympics. Organizers, who coincidentally, met at an IPE thir t y years ago, treated par ticipants to most of the sights that Hong Kong has to of fer: junk boat trips, Victoria Peak , shopping at the Temple Street Night market, museums, hiking and a beach day at San Wai. We were taken out for dim sum, Thai food, taught how to assemble and eat Peking duck , and went to the Spring Deer Restaurant, Hong Kong Jockey Club world-renown for its grumpy waiters. By the end race track stabling, 4 floors of the trip, ever yone was a chop stick s exper t. Canadian riders Coreena Koschewski, Teagan Williams and Carlie Wells from Alber ta, and Emily Lindsay from Ontario, were coached by Lezah Williamson of BC; Lana McGrott y from Ontario was Team Manager. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram under BCLM Pony Club.

From the September issue… We’re not going to tell you just yet; as no correct guesses have come in. So keep on guessing what it is! From the August issue… (Gravity Cream Separator) Congratulations to: Arnold Anderson, Salmon Arm BC Anne Stiles, Oliver BC Gurina Lund, Chase BC Walter Furlong, Strathcona County AB From the July issue… (Cast iron Bottle Opener) Congratulations to: Anne Stiles, Oliver BC Henry Pranke, 100 Mile House BC

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Tennessee Walker News Bill Fraess – CRTWH Century Partner Nominated by Gar Beacom


t is my pleasure to nominate my friend, Bill Fraess, and his TWH Toddy’s Skyhawk as Century Partners. Bill has been a friend of Tennessee Walkers for many years and has owned various Walkers before Hawk. Now he and Hawk together have reached the Century mark – their combined ages adding up to 100 or more! Bill grew up using horses to farm and started working with them at a young age. At eight years old, his father sent him to town by himself with a load of grain for the elevator. Bill often regaled us with horse tales of mishaps - runaways, broken equipment and using green-broke horses to work the land. Bill had an accident when working for the telephone company in Saskatchewan when a pole came down with him on it. Needless to say, Bill was badly injured with several broken bones. It was during his recovery that he decided to get into horse racing - Standardbreds under harness. As much as Bill has had Walkers and willingly shared his extensive horse knowledge with Walking Horse owners, his main love has always been Standardbreds, one of the Walking Horse foundation breeds. Bill has worked with probably thousands of horses floating teeth, adjusting parts that were out of place and curing wounds with his ‘grease’ – Fraess Hoof Care Grease that he developed. As well as working with horses, Bill also has done leather work, including repairs, modifications and making various tack. Bill’s involvement with Walking Horses led him to pointing dog field trials where Walkers are often used as the means of following the dogs. Here he used his team to pull the horsedrawn dog wagon across the prairie. Bill is now in his late 80’s and he continues to consult on various horse-related situations. I am one of the people who has consulted with Bill on a variety of topics. Bill Fraess willingly shares his knowledge with others, but only if asked. I first saw Bill at the Calgary Stampede as I was waiting to enter for a breed demonstration. Bill was in the group in front. He was driving Star in one of those “little” carts at a high speed. I held my breath as he raced around and then out of the Big Tent. I was certain he was going to crash. To this day, I don’t know how he was able to stop Star. From that encounter, I have consulted with Bill many times. He was the advisor for the Driving activities at ‘The Canadian’ Futurity and put on driving clinics for TWH and their owners. Bill shared his knowledge of driving to introduce many TWH owners to the sport. I can think of seven people who would not be driving TWHs today without Bill’s assistance. Bill Fraess is a good friend of the horse. (This story along with many other Century Partners ones can be seen on Partners) 30 • OCTOBER 2019


Bill and Toddy’s Skyhawk

Bill and the ‘dog’ wagon

Cowbow Poetry “Hog Roundup - A true tale of the old Bar M” By Pat Thomas

We just got back from a peaceful ride that buckskin mare and me but that of course went all to hell when we saw the pigs was free Three sows and all their piglets just headin' for Quebec the beginnin' of what might be a catastrophic wreck! The boss was cussin', swingin' sticks to turn the swine by force but I knew I had the catbird seat cause I was on a horse The spotted sow headed to the left we tried to cut her right but just between the mare's hind legs the old hog saw some light That yellow mare spun like a top she tried to close the space but then the saddle horn connected to my most tender place

I grabbed the horn just as she jumped the hedge of yellow roses as squeals and snorts exuded from some thirty porcine noses We chased a piglet through the barn he ran into a stall my left knee then connected to the post along the wall The ditch was on my left side water cold and deep of course I made a most impressive splash as I departed from that horse The boss gave me a hammer and a bucket full of nails we built a strong hog fortress made of thicker boards and rails A good horse can outsmart a cow she'll turn a calf real fine but there never was a pony meant for rounding up the swine!

Oliver & District Riding Club


By Max Alexander

he club takes a bit of a break in August. Some members think it is too hot to do anything too strenuous and of course a lot of people take their holiday during August. Most of us also have the summer ‘invasion’ of the Okanagan by relatives and friends! Thankfully, this summer we have been spared from the dense smoke that has pervaded the valley for the last couple of years. We did have a major fire to the north of Oliver, but luckily, no one was evacuated and the winds were blowing towards the east, so we all were clear of the smoke. However, the weather in the end has not been that hot, so many club members have been enjoying the trails. We here at the Gillespie Ranch have ridden every day except when there has been the odd thunderstorm. We have a number of club members who board their horses here, and my team of ‘Ranch Girls’ have been leading the rides out into the backcountry. So we have had a great summer. One club activity that we hosted was an extremely good presentation and hands-on introduction to Essential Oils for Horses. On Sunday, August 25 the The ‘Ranch Girls’ (l to r) Jasmin, Kaleden, Gabbi and Ciarra club welcomed Nina Munckof back for her ‘oils’ session. After a really interesting presentation, Nina helped club members make up three blends of essential oils in a “make and take” session. These are always fun, interactive sessions and the horses are sure to benefit from the fruits of everyone’s labour. We’d like to thank Nina for giving of her time to visit with us for what was an interesting and valuable experience. We have events planned for October so make sure you check out our club Facebook page and hopefully we will see you there. So until next time, happy trails, ride safe and stay inspired by horses.

Armstrong Enderby Riding Club


By Lauri Meyers

ummer Shows, Clinics, Exhibitions, Fairs and Stampede. It was a busy summer for our members. The AERC even had a float in the IPE Parade, a first for the club we were told. Thank you to Reimer Bros. for the use of the truck and trailer. Our drivers were Cory Dyck and Len Lewis, thank you both for piloting our float through the parade. Several of our members participated in the IPE Light Horse Show, with all bringing home awards and ribbons. A few of our youth members had the opportunity to have a picture taken with Global Okanagan Anchors Sydney Morton and Peter Quinlan. Lynndsay Terpsma (Jade) and Vienna Meyers (Sisco) were also on the evening news with both Anchors mounted on their horses. Thank you Global Okanagan for adding to the wonderful memories of the 120th IPE Light Horse Show. Thank you Reimer Bros. Trucking! The AERC final show for the 2019 Season was September 22 at the Agriplex in Armstrong. Now we prepare for our awards banquet on November 16. It’s a potluck, contact Sheryl Terpsma about a dish to bring. Come out and enjoy an evening full of fun, food and friends. Take the brief survey for Members Choice Awards, link is on Facebook. We would like to give a big shout out to all our amazing volunteers that have made this year’s Schooling Shows such a huge success. We In the Ribbons - Chelsey Richards, Lynndsay honestly could not have these shows Terpsma, Anne Marie Wass, Vienna Meyers without the volunteers. Thank you to our Judges this year, your knowledge, expertise and feedback enable all of us to better our skills and abilities. We look forward to seeing you all back next year. First Tuesday of the month is our meetings, everyone is welcome to attend. Global TV Anchors Sydney Morton Watch Facebook for current happenings and check out our website at www. and Peter Quinlan



Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Long Ears Days  By Anne Fossum Photos by Kim Bowie, Jim Cumming, and Ian Brown & Causin FX Productions


he Alberta Donkey and Mule Club celebrated the 30th anniversary of Long Ears Days on August 10 -11 at the Stettler Agriculture grounds. In my opinion, this was the best venue yet as all the essential elements were situated close together - the arena, stalling, banquet facility, camping, outdoors trail site and visitor parking. As well, Louise Givens with her team if you needed anything at the last of standard donkeys minute, you were right in town. Saturday started out with a quick and streamlined registration, carried out by Cheryl Fotheringham and her helpers. Halter and riding classes followed. Ryan Fleetwood was the judge for Saturday. The carrot eating contest was popular with all the donkeys and mules. After lunch, the Long Ears challenge took place. The donkeys against the mules. The classes for the challenge included: in-hand trail, coon jumping, hunter jumping and snigging (log pull). During the afternoon and evening the silent auction and Shanna Jones driving her tack exchange was set champion miniature donkey, Milton up. The catered supper started at 6 pm. The guest speaker was veterinarian Dr. Jamie Neufeld. In her last year of school, she travelled to Morocco to work in a clinic. Here she was treating donkeys and mules and, as a result, decided to specialize in equine medicine. The slides and talk was very enlightening regarding the treatment needs of donkeys and mules in Morocco. The conclusion of the silent and live auction followed. One of the most popular items was a beautiful willow chair made by Caroline Boddy. The Long Ears challenge winner was announced… the donkeys won again this year! Each donkey owner received a wood plaque with the club logo Heather Shandro with her burned onto it. miniature mule, Turbo The driving 32 • OCTOBER 2019


classes took place on Sunday morning, including obstacle driving, gamblers choice, pole bending, key hole and barrel races. Classes were set up for both single driving and team driving. Cheryl Fotheringham was the judge for the day. After lunch, there Don Fossum with his team in was the costume class, the Gambler's Choice class flapjack race, sock race and a number of fun activities for the kids. The announcer for both days was Dan Butler. He called the competitors for the classes, provided details for the spectators and announced the ribbon awards. Children’s events took place both days, with lots of participants of all ages. The highlight was the winning of the three bikes. It was nice to see a number of donkey and mule owners, even though they were not participating. Many hours of Krista Critch with one of her mules planning and work went into this very successful show. The committee members included Caroline Boddy, Sandra Harper, Don Fossum and Russ Shandro. For the first time, the number of donkeys outnumbered the mules. Winner of the Costume class

Spectators are always amazed at how high miniature donkeys can jump

BC Cutting Horse Association


By Cheri Smeeton

ur cutting year is coming to an end and we have our AGM and Awards Banquet to look forward to on Saturday, November 9 at the Coast Hotel, 1250 Rogers Way, in Kamloops. The AGM will be held in the Studio Room starting at 2 pm. The Awards Banquet follows, starting with cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. At the banquet we will have an induction into the BCCHA Hall of Fame for long-time member Dr. Denton Moffat of Armstrong BC. For more information on the AGM and Banquet visit our website at Please contact Cheri Smeeton at for Banquet tickets. Dr. Denton Moffat – 2019 inductee BCCHA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES The BC Cutting Horse Association “Hall of Fame” honours those who have, through their dedication over a period of many years, made an outstanding contribution to the Association and the sport of Cutting. The following members have been judged by their peers to be deserving of acknowledgement. Induction into the BCCHA Hall of Fame represents the highest honour this Association can bestow. C.N. “Chunky” Woodward – 1991 our first inductee

C.N. “Chunky” Woodward 1991 Len Monical 1993 Bill Ferguson 1996 Al Quigley 1996

Bob Zirnhelt 1997 Dave Whittall 2000 Rick Hook 2001 Bob Threlfall 2004

Dave Batty 2008 Mary Lynn Zirnhelt 2010 Les Timmons 2014

BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association By Julie Karlsen | Photos courtesy of Janice Reiter Photography


hat’s a wrap! 2019 was another great season in the show pen for the BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association. Over the year we held 7 shows at 3 different venues, with local and out of town riders attending. It’s been a fun season! Our July 14th ‘Summer Sizzler’ show was held at Langley Riders arena and sponsored by Laughing Tree Ranch. The weather was perfect, cows were excellent, and attendance was up from last year! Cayley Wilson judged the event, which had 70+ goes. The show featured custom BCRCHA KD Saddle Pads as prizes. This was the second of the “Never Won a Buckle” series and won by Carleigh King, riding Lil Cat Bailou. Our July “Pureform Ride of The Day” was won by one of our youth riders, Kristen Burke. August 11-12 brought us to our season finale show the “Summer Classic and Bridle-less Calcutta” held at Cayley Wilson Performance Horses in Abbotsford. The two shows over 2 days, was sponsored by Deborah Dickson Mortgage Broker, Amy Kat ‘Kung Fu’ Kowalik Brattebo Real Estate, Dolphin Mechanical Services and judged by Joe Jones. The show featured custom chairs and prize money. The “Pureform Ride of the Day” was awarded to Deb Hall & Sanjo Royal on Saturday and Mary Lynne Zirnhelt & DFL Mates Freckle on Sunday… congratulations riders! Saturday evening was enjoyed by everyone, featuring our Bridle-less Calcutta! This is where riders remove their horse’s bridle and ride to their chosen song in costume for charity. Our chosen charity this year was ‘Canuck Place Children’s Hospice’ in Abbotsford. This amazing local community facility was given a cheque for $2100! Thank you to all who participated and donated their time and money - awesome memories were made by everyone. As our year concludes, we would like to thank our cattle suppliers, cattle haulers, cowboss, washroom suppliers, venue hosts, judges, announcers, caterers, volunteers and sponsors for a successful season. We are looking forward to one final event, the “BCRCHA Barn Party and Year End Awards Lorne the ‘Rednex’ Cotton eyed Joe Presentation,” which is to take place October 5 at Windsor Stables. Check our Facebook page for more information. We welcome anyone to come out and join us! OCTOBER 2019


100 Mile and District Outriders

By Amanda Harvey | Photos provided by Emily Swalwell, Michelle Driediger and Gunter Mohnke


s the leaves begin their change into the colours of autumn, we wound down our season with the Fall Finale on August 30-September 1. This is the first year we hosted the 2-day event. Saturday, our community equestrians came out to vie for some ribbons in our Jumper competition. We offered a Green category for new jumpers to give it a try and went all the way up to 2'6'' for our more seasoned riders. Our entries tripled from last year and the sponsorships we

Sam Harvey received were second to none. Tack was generously donated from 100 Mile Feed and Ranch, a stunning mule tape halter from BB Spin Halters and 30 bales of hay from Rustic Acres. Sunday, riders attended our Schooling Show, which included Western and English flat classes. We also offered Reining and Trail, as well as Showmanship. Our shows always

Tricia Mohnke end with a fun class such as Barrels or Bribe a Horse and contestants get a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Tack was donated by GingerBark Esthetics and Skin Care Studio and Summit Hills Paints and Quarter Horses. We also give prizes to Command Class and Leadline, creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our judge was Mary Lou Barker, a former 100 Mile House resident. It was great to have her back in our community. High Point rosettes went out to the following in English: Green Horse/Rider - Amanda Harvey; Beginner Junior/Intermediate Regan Barret; Intermediate - Erika Smith; Senior - Karen Wares. Western High Points: Beginner Junior/Intermediate - Faith Stroup; Intermediate - Paige Hinchcliff; Senior - Theresa Treemer. Jumper High Points: Green - Erika Smith; Junior - Sam Harvey; Intermediate - Erika Smith. We had an amazing season with all three

BC Interior Morgan Horse Club


id we have fun at the ‘Find the Golden Horsehoe Poker Ride’ at Timber Ridge Trails in Lumby on September 7! Thirty riders came out to enjoy

Deb won at poker! 34 • OCTOBER 2019


Karen Wares shows, also including The Wild n Woolly and Fun n Frolic. High Points are collected over the season with trophies going to our club members. Our shows have seen the highest turnouts in years. We have had a lot of youth attending, and it has been wonderful to see our future equestrians in action. The town of 100 Mile may be small, but our dreams are mighty. Looking forward to next year!

Montana Pereman

By Nancy Roman

the variety of trails, in the hopes of winning at poker and maybe finding one (of three) golden horseshoes! We had some great prizes for all, including some donations from Noble-T Morgans, Diamond H Tack, Buckerfields, and Timber Ridge Trails. THANK YOU!!! Our Winners: Highest poker hand – Deb Neufeld Lowest poker hand – Nevaeh Anderson Oldest rider – Evelyn (68)(although there was a 2nd rider at 68 as well) Youngest rider – Autumn (10) Found one of the golden horses – Kate Ferguson – congratulations! (There are still 2 missing)

Kate found one! Thanks to everyone that came out for the day! See more photos on our club Facebook page – and to keep up-to-date on our activities. New members always welcome!

North Cariboo Draft Horse & Mule Association

By Brenda Soeder

Cariboo Trails Field Driving Trial – Back to Back

Fun Before Fall Driving Weekend


There were 10 hitches at the August 24-25 Field Trial with all enjoying the Quesnel venue – Knauf’s Ranch a beautiful site and perfect for driving. Thank you to our hosts Gerry & Grant Knauf who have generously shared their premises for so many years. Thank you to all the club members and volunteers who worked on all the show setup. Thanks also to the Food Truck who kept us going during the day and provided such a good dinner on Saturday night. Lastly, a Big Thank you to Joan McNaughton who spent so many hours organizing the show and making sure it ran smoothly all weekend while competing!

he Back to Back was hosted by the Cariboo Country Carriage Club, a Chapter of BC Carriage Driving Society, and held at Huber’s Farm in 70 Mile House. There were 18 hitches at the July 27-28 show with competitors coming from Pritchard, Chase, Enderby, Prince George, Quesnel, Princeton, Mission, Green Lake and Lac La Hache.

Rosalie Turcotte We had a couple of professional photographers arrive – one was from Texas and just saw our sign on the road. He stayed all day and he could not stop smiling. He had never seen a driving competition. You can see his pictures on - some really great action shots in the marathon section! The other fellow was roaming around the province taking in any equestrian competitions he could find with a view to creating a book about “Women and their Horses.” There was also a lady taking pictures with the biggest lens we had ever seen and the competitors were kept busy looking their best at all times. The 70 Mile Fire Department Michele Davis-Ralston provided food services all weekend including our Saturday night dinner. Everyone enjoyed the weekend. Thanks to the Hubers for hosting the show. Thanks to all the club members and volunteers who keep the show running.

Terry Worsfield

Gerry & Grant Knauf (our Hosts)

Patty Lampkin & KC

It was truly ‘Fun Before Fall’!

(l to r): Theo Miedema, Patty Lampkin, Joan McNaughton, Joan Bourke, Karen Worsfield, Terry Worsfield, Laraine Shedden Results of Field Driving Trials Saturday – Overall Training Level 1st - Laraine Shedden & Abraham (Donkey) (Lac La Hache) 2nd - Terry Worsfield & Destiny & Jive (Green Lake) 3rd - Theo Miedma & Tonka & Razzle (Fort St. John) 4th - Patty Lampkin & KC (VSE) (Prince George) Saturday – Overall Prelim Level 1st - Joan McNaughton & SOB (VSE) (Quesnel) 2nd - Joan Bourke & Handsome Bob (Quesnel) 3rd - Michele Davis – Ralston & Gold Rush (Lone Butte) Sunday – Overall Training Level 1st - Theo Miedema & Tonka & Razzle 2nd - Laraine Shedden & Abraham 3rd - Patty Lampkin & KC 4th- Terry Worsfield & Destiny & Jive Sunday – Overall Prelim Level 1st - Joan McNaughton & SOB 2nd - Joan Bourke & Handsome Bob 3rd - Michele Davis-Ralston & Gold Rush OCTOBER 2019


Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley Shows


ell our LMQHA shows may be done for the season, but some of our members are still going strong showing south of the border.

Region One Championship Show in Monroe, WA LMQHA President Mellissa Buckley took a crew of clients down to Monroe to compete, all of whom are LM members. Mary Ratz Zachanowiz and Dynamic Grace Is Good came home with a Championship buckle and Reserve Championship as well as several top 3s. Colten Buckley earned a Reserve Championship and several top 3s his first trip to the US. Andy Helqvist and Blazing Hot Money earned several top 3s with some fantastic rides. Pia Petersen was also rewarded with top 3s with her mount Thumb Moxie. Jeremy Buckley earned top 10 in Showmanship. LMQHA Vice President Tami Hutton also had a good showing with her clients. She earned a Reserve Championship on, SCQHA member and LMQHA sponsor, Tami Hutton Jeanette Brandt’s horse, Frostys Hot Rudy. Jeanette also earned success at the show with a buckle and top 3 placings. Tami’s halter gelding Touchdown N Style earned a Championship also. Her other client, Maralynn Rehbein also earned a Championship in halter and had a good showing. LMQHA member Haley Russell and Blazin Hot And Sheik also had a good show earning a Haley Russell Championship, Reserve and top 3s.

Shows to come with LMQHA member attendees

NW Emerald and the rescheduled Level 1 Championships

If you are an LMQHA member, can you please let Mellissa know if you attend a show and how you did? We would love to print your results! As it stands, what is put in our newsletter is what Mellissa sees personally or what she finds on Facebook and we don’t want to miss anyone!

Meetings and more

Mellissa and Jeremy Buckley

There is a general meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm in the downstairs of the Lions Hall. Review of events and strategic planning along with brainstorming for the 2020 (l to r): Mary Ratz, Colten Buckley, Andy Helqvist and Pia Petersen season. Our AGM will be November 20. Due to two directors moving, we will really be needing members to step up in order to keep our club successfully moving forward. We are very short of help and involvement on every level, and are appealing to members past and present to consider stepping up and contributing.

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association President: Mellissa Buckley,, 604-729-6616 Website: Visit our Facebook page

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The Back Country Horsemen of BC The Fat Dog Race!


By Rose Schroeder (Yarrow Chapter BCHBC) | Photos by Rose Schroeder and Arlene Ladd

CHBC is all about volunteerism. Usually it is associated with Trail maintenance. But this time, August 9-11, 7 members from Yarrow, Aldergrove and Okanagan Chapters volunteered to pack in, set up and man an Aid Station for the Fat Dog Ultra Trail Running Race in E.C. Manning Provincial Park. One of the toughest trail running races in Canada! The majority of the participants are from Canada but there were also runners from the States, Great Britain, Sweden, Holland, Norway, Ireland, and Australia. They choose to run 120 miles (not kms!!), 70, 50, 40 or a leg of a relay. 95 runners completed 120 miles (67% finish), 36 the 70, 33 the 50 and 27 the 40. The record for finishing the 120 miles is 25 hours and 7 minutes! Our Aid station was remote, on the historic Dewdney Keeping the home fires burning Trail at Tulameen Camp. The with warm broth and hot coffee supplies that we had to pack in on horseback included: 1st aid, water treatment, snacks: for the runners and our own stuff for 3 days. It’s 15 kms from the Cascade trailhead to the cabin at Tulameen Camp. We arrived at 3:00 pm and the first racer was due at 7:00 pm. We were caught ready but surprised when he arrived at 7:10 pm! I think he was surprised too! 7 people catered to his every need. Timed in, water refilled, check for injuries, have a snack, discuss trail conditions ahead and then time out. Most of the competitive racers only paused for 1-3 minutes before setting off on the next leg of the trail. From 10:00 pm on we worked in teams of three, for 4-hour shifts, keeping the fire going, broth and coffee warm, snack bowls filled and lights on. We taped up blisters and gashes. Racers arrived singly or in groups all night long. We cheered them in when they arrived and cheered them on when they left. They were so thankful for the volunteers and made sure we knew it. Last racer left about 2:00 pm Saturday afternoon. Truly amazing, is the total elevation gain: 8,862 metres, just short of the climb to Mount Everest at 8,848 metres. Another The “Cowboy Up” aid station crew interesting stipulation:

to register for this race, there is a requirement for volunteer trail work, up to 8 hours. Mountain Madness Inc (organizer of the race) declares part of its purpose is to bring about trail awareness. Included in their requirement package are 10 essentials to bring along (almost identical to what a rider needs to have Aid station being set up for emergencies): 1. navigation system (cell, gps, map, etc) 2. headlamp 3. sun protection (hat, sunscreen) 4. first aid 5. knife 6. fire starting 7. shelter (garbage bag, small tarp) 8. extra calories (snacks) 9. water treatment (tablets, pristine, life straw) 10. extra clothes (rain gear, socks) Other words for adventure are risk, occurrence, incident, experience. We had all of those. One of the horses managed to get a hind leg over the front hobble (was basically hog-tied); one of our riders got bumped into the creek; dinner at the end of race day was freeze-dried potluck! One pot to boil water and 7 spoons, so simple and we got to sample 7 different flavours. One horse lost a boot on the way in and one horse lost a shoe on the way out. Being a member and Valuable Volunteer with BCHBC opens up so many wonderful partnerships and opportunities. This was an adventure of a different sort but a partnership in so many amazing ways. Would we do it again? You bet. Both the organizers, runners and our efforts give credence to the Endurance Riders saying “To Finish is to Win” and to the Back Country Horsemen saying “Many Hands make Light the Work.” The Dewdney Trail heading out to trailers

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

THE ROCK’N STAR RANCH (Pritchard BC), Horsemanship, Training, Rehab, Clinics, Horse lay-ups, 4/20

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




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DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. 10/19 INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 7/20 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VET CLINIC 250-374-1486 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Robert Mulligan, Heather Pedersen 4/20 OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888, Sheila McDonald DVM and Tara Trimble DVM, 10/19 WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, 7/20

Specializing in Mountain Trail, De-Spook and Horsemanship Clinics

ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL Williams Lake 250-392-5510 / Quesnel 250-747-3053 Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan, Meier, Ree 2/20


JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses®, 1-888-533-4353 9/20 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLES (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. 6/20

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Stallions & Breeders APPALOOSACENTRE.COM 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 8/20

SUNSET RIDGE RANCH km 408 N Klondike Highway, Yukon, 867-332-8832. SS: APHA Leo's Bar Yazhi (homozygous) offspring for sale, 2/20

FOOTNOTE FARM FJORDS (Langley BC), 778-822-3276, Registered imported performance lines 3/20

SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style 12/19

OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, 12/19

WILDWOOD RANCHES Reg’d Quarter Horses (OK Falls, BC) 250-497-8452 SS: Standing an own son of Frenchmans Guy. 3/20 OCTOBER 2019


Rural Roots

AMAZING 6.84 ACRE LANDSCAPED PROPERTY Spacious and well-maintained 2,800 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with attached double garage and single carport. Two main barns; one with 7 oversized in/out stalls (30’x68’), the second barn (64’x34’) offers easy access for hay storage, heated tack room and workshop areas. There is also a 4 box-stall shed row building, and a 12’5”x20’ storage cabin. The property has board and barbed wire perimeter and x-fencing. Acres of pasture, an arena area, and a 2 acre Mountain Trail equine park complete with trestle and suspension bridges. 63405 Yale Road, Hope BC $950,000 MLS® #R2380617 DAVID RADMORE, PREC • 604-869-2945 / 1-800-446-5686 Re/Max Nyda Hope BC •

HEY, FOR THE COWBOY AT HEART! This newer attractive southwest style Santa Fe 3 bed/4 bath home is located on 11.4 acres, 20 minutes east of Osoyoos. Ideal horse property with a 4-stall barn (30’x40’), tack room, hay storage and shelter. There are fenced irrigated pastures, a 70’x180’ riding arena, and land for riding just down the road. For the hobbyist, a large 25’x40’ shop. Home has a great view to the east of mountains and valley. Bonus… 9 mile creek crosses the property! Home uses an open floor design with high ceilings and decorated in a western theme. Spanish courtyards surround the home. Duplicate Listing Agriculture #180094. 657 Ravenhill Road, Osoyoos BC $998,000 MLS® 180095 BOB GRANHOLM 250-983-3372 RE/MAX Wine Capital Realty, Oliver BC

5+ ACRES WITH CUSTOM HOME SET UP FOR HORSES Custom designed open concept 2 bed, 2.5 bath home on one level. High Efficiency Geothermal cooling/heating system plus a wood stove for cozy winter evenings. Large open trusses in the main living area and large windows allow you to appreciate the amazing views. Master suite includes a large walk-in closet, an ensuite with a tiled walk-in shower and a room with a custom tiled hot tub off the master with a separate tiled shower. A short walk to the guest studio/suite with its own kitchen and laundry with a 28’x39’ shop with radiant heat and power for your hobbies. Set up for horses with a round pen, loafing sheds, fenced and x-fenced. 2188 Rashdale Road, Armstrong BC $1,550,000 MLS® 10190877 MARTIN VON HOLST 250-241-5000

10.38 ACRE HORSE & HAY PROPERTY The 2,249 sq. ft. 3 bed/2 bath Log House is in immaculate condition, with a large view deck to watch over your horses and pastures. Loads of updates including a kitchen remodel in 2015. Five acre alfalfa/ grass mix hay field at the back of the property that gets partial sub-irrigation in the spring. Property is completely fenced and x-fenced including 3 paddocks with shelters, 2 front turnouts and 2 large pastures. There is a 72’x184’ sand arena at the front that has grown back into grass, a 30’x24’ barn with stall, hay loft, power and water hydrant, chicken coop, and a 20’x20’ heated/wired shop with attached wood shed. Move in ready!

20 ACRES NESTLED AT THE BASE OF HULLCAR MOUNTAIN 5 bedroom family rancher with spectacular view of the Okanagan Valley. Fully set up for horses, 4 pastures, wood rail fencing, 40’ round pen, 8 stall barn, heated auto waterers, hay/shavings storage, 90’x120’ riding arena, large tack room. Beautifully updated open concept home with vaulted cedar ceilings, big country kitchen, generous bedrooms, large master with walk-in closet & full ensuite, floor to ceiling wrap-around wood burning fireplace. 20’x40’ indoor pool with sauna, exercise room, fully finished basement (inlaw suite?). Entire house heated with wood boiler, including pool and hot water, or use the forced-air back up with heat pump. Good producing well 12GPM, 10 mins to Armstrong or Enderby. 4250 Frederick Road, Armstrong BC $1,360,000 MLS® 10184928

4825 Salmon River Road, Armstrong BC $775,000 MLS® 10187870 81.12 ACRES! TIMBER, HAY, SHOP, SHEDS AND A HOME Sensational one-of-a-kind view. Live off the grid and in comfort! Good producing well and a 24V 9 panel solar system power; house has a 6500W diesel generator for backup with wood stove heat and propane furnace. 72’x45’ insulated, heated and powered shop runs off its own solar system. Productive 7 acre hay field. 24’x32’ hay shed. Flowing creek travels down to lower horse pastures and orchard area, collecting in a pond. Property is newly perimeter fenced in 2016 in 5-strand barbed wire, with cattle guard at entrance. Turn out your horses, graze some cows or grow some hay/crops. Huge TIMBER value here. Borders crown land on 3 sides!

9.05 ACRES - VERY PRIVATE AND QUIET ROAD Minutes from Armstrong. 3 bedroom/2 bathroom log house with fully-finished walkout basement. Gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace. 2 smaller pastures with one large pasture. Property is fenced and x-fenced, mature shade trees for privacy surround the house and both sides of the deck. New hot water tank in 2017. 2014 hay shed measures 24’x36’x10’ high. Scenic pond with a second well next to it. 5-stall horse barn with hay loft and tack stall with direct pasture turnout. Property fronts on Wyatt Road and Knob Hill Road. 45’x23’ log shop/storage area with power. 4294 Wyatt Road, Armstrong BC $599,000 MLS® 10183069

5209 Six Mile Creek Road, Falkland BC $799,800 MLS® 10175801

REMARKABLE ESTATE PROPERTY ON PRIVATE 20 ACRES Horse boarding or your own private equestrian facility? 60’x120’ heated indoor riding arena with viewing room; 9 stall (1 is a double) heated stable with 3 additional tack-up stalls; a wash station and a bunk house across from the 1-bedroom suite; 98’x20’ loafing shed which could be converted for implement storage or into an additional 5 indoor/outdoor pens; 40’x32’ hay/equipment storage building; a double bay shop (28 x 38); and 7 loafing sheds and adjoining paddocks. Main residence is a lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with beautiful original brick work and hardwood, and a masterpiece stone fireplace in the livingroom. Another large bedroom is atop the 2-car carport, ideal for guests or aging kids. The property is supplied by a 40 US GPM well. 4452 Sleepy Hollow Road, Armstrong BC $1,798,000 MLS® 10185217

For these and other properties contact Russell Armstrong 778-930-0115 Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd., Vernon BC


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On The Market (Private Sale) COVERED WAGON FOR SALE With double trees and neck yoke Removable back seat

Peruvian Paso Horses

We Have the Blues!

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

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

2019 Foals will be available sired by:

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

$1,500 (includes cover) 250-992-9291 (Quesnel BC)


Aaron & Colleen Wangler 250-843-7337 (Dawson Creek BC)





for a draft horse

In very good condition, but not fancy enough for shows.

All steel running gear with rubber covered wood wheels. Excellent (mint) condition.

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

Visit for more Information on this Incredible Breed!

$3,500 OBO

Contact: or call 250-843-7567 (Progress BC)

Contact: or call 250-843-7567 (Progress BC)

9/20 7/18

The Peruvian Horse

for a single draft horse or large saddle horse

$1,000 OBO 403-860-9763

6/20 3/17


RARE DOUBLE PEARL 5-YEAR-OLD MARE Reg’d APHA, 15.1HH Well started, but green. Ready to choose your discipline. Very people friendly and laid back. UTD with teeth/shots/farrier. A dream to load. She loves to learn. For more info contact me (Darla Flack) in pm on FB. HYPP neg by parentage.

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

Horses for Sale/Australian Shepherd Dogs 250-499-6514 12/19



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FOR SALE – GOOD LEATHER TEAM HARNESS – with scotchtops, collars, body bells and back bells. $1,200. 250-992-9291 (Quesnel)

May 29, 30, 31, 2020 CanTRA’s National Conference at Olds College, Olds AB



Call or email: Don Bowman  (250) 549-9009 

Professional presenters in all three of CanTRA’s flagship programs: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy, and Equine-Facilitated Wellness Early Bird Rate before January 1, 2020 Details at or call 519-767-0700



WANTED – ONE STANDARDBRED OR THOROUGHBRED STALLION, 16HH, 15 years or older, black preferred. Will provide a good rehab home. 403-330-1580 (Fort Macleod AB)

HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 10/19

Local Sales & Service for Southern BC

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

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


3-5 COURSE 2: CONFIDENCE CLINIC, Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds AB, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, 4-5 FALL HORSE SALE, Perlich Bros.Auction Market, Lethbridge AB, 403-329-3101, 4-5 CWHBA FALL CLASSIC BREEDERS SALE, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, 4-6 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION, working w/obstacles, confidence-building, Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn Ferster 250-808-0738, 5 TEAM ROPING SUMMER SERIES FINALE, Kelowna BC, 5-6 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB, Gina Allan Clinic, Fort Langley BC, 6 LRS Cowboy Obstacle Challenge, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,, 6 POKER RIDE & DRIVE, Huber Farm, 70 Mile House BC, Pre-registration 250-706-9939. Lunch included. 6-8 COURSE 3: WORKING EQUITATION & FEEL, Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds AB, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, 10-12 COURSE 1: LEADERSHIP & PARTNERSHIP, Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds AB, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, 11-13 HIGH SCHOOL RODEO, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2761, 17-19 NARCHC FUTURITY, DERBY, Extreme & Season Finale, Calnash Center, Ponoka AB,

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LRS Games Day, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,, SPOOKTACULAR FUN DAY – Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, pre-register by calling Cindy 250-547-9277 or email THE MANE EVENT EQUINE EXPO, Chilliwack BC, DRESSAGE CLINIC w/Robert Dover (4x Olympic medalist), Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds AB, STONY PLAIN NEW & USED TACK SALE, 10am-2pm, Heritage Pavilion, Stony Plain AB, or visit our Facebook page


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COURSE 1: LEADERSHIP & PARTNERSHIP, Langley BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, PUB NIGHT FUNDRAISER, Peachland BC, Calista 250-899-0830,, YEAR-END BANQUET, Peachland BC, Calista 250-899-0830,, FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL, Edmonton Expo Centre, Edmonton AB, contact Northlands 1-888-800-7275 3 L’s HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, Langley BC, Tamara 1-888-533-4353,, HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN CHARITY BANQUET, Spallumcheen Golf Course, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922, or see our Facebook page


Do you have your 2020 dates booked yet? Send them in (required format only, as above) – our readers want to know! Remember, we can only fit so many in the magazine, but we print them ALL on our website! OCTOBER 2019


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