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2016 CTHS Alberta Breeders Fall Classic By Lindsay Ward The Alberta Breeders’ Fall Classic weekend on September 17/18 had a good crowd in attendance to watch over 50 horses compete for $350,000 in purse money on race day Saturday, along with a “Made in Alberta” marketplace, followed by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) Alberta Division sale on Sunday, which brought in over $500,000. Alberta runner and multiple-stakes winner Victory Day. The son of Maria’s Mon currently sits in second spot on the Bloodhorse list of 2016 Canada leading second-crop sires. Results from the yearling portion of the 2016 sale show a total of 62 yearlings sold for $511,700, down 27% from $716,300 for 63 sold in 2015. The average yearling price this year of $8,253 is down 27% from the 2015 average of $11,369. The 2016 Alberta sales numbers
Norm's Big Bucks is a full sibling to the 2016 sale topper, and a multiple-stakes winner already.
he Fall Classic races on Saturday were a great lead-in to sale day, as six of the seven races were won by CTHS Alberta sale graduates! The last race of the day, the Alberta Premier’s Futurity, was presented by Alberta Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier to the connections of undefeated multiple-stakes winner Norm’s Big Bucks. Thank you to the sponsors of the Fall Classic races – True North Holdings Inc., Red Diamond Stable, Highfield, Peaceful Valley Stable, White Windows Thoroughbreds and Horse Racing Alberta. The 2016 Thoroughbred sale was held on Sunday in the EXPO Centre at Northlands and offered buyers the opportunity to bid on
Top Seller at $51,000, Hip #75 are similar to earlier results from CTHS Alberta sales prior to 2015 and 2014 and in alignment with the downward trend found at the British Columbia and Ontario CTHS sales this year. The top-selling yearling is Alberta-bred! Owners of Alberta-bred thoroughbreds have the opportunity to share in additional bonus money through the Owners Breeding Support portion of the Alberta Breed Improvement Program. In 2016, $1,204,815 is available to be paid to the owners of winning Alberta-bred race horses. For more information, please visit www.cthsalta.com.
Third highest-selling yearling by Othello out of Summer Theatre, consigned by David G. Lovlie and bought by Riversedge Racing Stable. their own potential stakes-winning horse from the 100 quality yearlings on offer. $51,000 was the price paid by Riversedge Racing Stable for Hip #75, the top-selling yearling in this year’s CTHS Alberta Sale. Bred and consigned by Highfield, the dark brown filly by Exhi out of Fabulous Brush is a full sibling to the 2015 sale topper and stakes winner, Norm’s Big Bucks. Exhi is a stakes winner of over $800,000 and also sired
Fourth highest-selling yearling - a gelding by Cape Canaveral out of Lemon Drop Martini, consigned by Highfield and Riversedge Racing Stable. NOVEMBER 2016
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his is our 16th Anniversary issue – whew, has the time flown by! Thank you to all of you that have supported us over the years – it is greatly appreciated. We are just putting this issue to bed and I am heading off to the Mane Event in Chilliwack. Like the photo? I was able to take in Quarterspot Ranch’s Spooktacular (more on the show next month). Here we are doing their ‘spooky’ Obstacle Course. Did my girl ‘Angie’ (horse) ace it!! So proud – wish someone had videotaped it! Photo by Cindy Kirschman This is the first of two Christmas issues. I hope you all get some shopping ideas from the advertisers in our Gift Guide. It was a sad day on October 15th when The Paddock Tack & Togs in Vernon BC closed their store. We are all going to miss them and their contribution to the horse community over the years. On a happier note, the Horsey Ladies Charity Banquet(s) take place on November 18 (in Vernon) and November 19 (Interlakes/Cariboo). Tickets are out there now (but almost sold out) – see dates in What’s Happening for contact info for each. Between the two groups, over the years, we’ve raised $89,000+ for local charities!
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Alberta Thoroughbred Sale 3 Go Ahead, Get Messy 6 Sales Commissions Demystified 9 Free Walk and Jog 10 Canadian Welsh Wins! 12 CWHBA Inspection 13 Setting The Pace 14 Equine Foundation Donation 16 Hooray for the Holidays … Gift Guide (Part 1) 24
Our Regulars Cariboo Chatter 18 Top Dog! 20 KIDS 23 Horse Council BC 29 Lower Mainland QH Assoc. 37 Back Country Horsemen of BC 38 BC Rodeo Association 39 Clubs/Associations 40 What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 41 Business Services 42 Stallions/Breeders 45 On The Market (photo ads) 46 Rural Roots (real estate) 46 Shop & Swap 47
irst off I love the magazine and look forward to reading each new publication. The subject item (Resistol, August issue, page 11) is one near and dear to my heart. I looked up the cost of this item and was flabbergasted at the cost of $250.00. Why does a company that states they make these out of concern for safety have to charge so much? A really good helmet (i.e. the Tipperary) can be found on line for as little as 60 bucks. I hope in future that you check out what these companies are really doing before you promote them in your magazine. This company is price gouging and the best thing that can happen is they be brought back to reality by… A) us the public not buying the product; and B) you the purveyors of information not promoting them until they stop this practice of price inflation based on whatever they feel they can get. Promote Troxel and some of the others that are making a good product and keeping it reasonably priced. We should be about promoting equine not pricing it out of the average person’s reach. The online stores I saw this helmet’s prices were Shepplers and State Line Tack. Thank you for your time and great articles. - Best Regards, Dan Bewsher, active horse owner, retired Navy Diver.
(Editor’s Note: Thank you for your letter Dan. We passed this on to the Resistol representatives for their comments. Here is their response.) Dear Mr. Bewsher: Thank you for your support of riding with head protection! It is so important for riders in all disciplines to ride with added confidence. I am sorry for your frustration with the price on the Resistol RideSafe hat. For almost 90 years, Resistol has been in the business of making the finest fur-felt cowboy hats for those who enjoy the western lifestyle. Many western riders desire to continue to wear an authentic cowboy hat while enjoying the benefits of head protection. Resistol is the only brand that offers a genuine fur felt cowboy hat with added certified protection. In support of our western heritage, Resistol has worked over two years to develop a protective cowboy hat that is ASTM/SEI certified and passes all the equestrian safety standards while maintaining the authenticity of a genuine Resistol felt cowboy hat. When comparing RideSafe to other safety options, while there are safe options, they just are not the same product and not made of the same materials or style. For those who want to wear a cowboy hat, choose Resistol RideSafe! - Thank you! Mary Jane Carpenter, Resistol Hats
Go Ahead, Get Messy
By Christa Miremadi
One of the things that has fascinated me about the natural world, and life in general for that matter, is the way things always seem to balance out. Everything is connected and serves a purpose, even those things we may see as “negative” or unpleasant.
ature’s way of balancing the “good” with the “bad,” or the yin with the yang, is prevalent in everything, including horsemanship. It’s no secret how important balance is to our endeavours with our horses, although when it comes to developing skills under saddle or even in our relationships with our horses on the ground, understanding balance and how to go about learning to
During a colt-starting clinic with one of my friends/mentors (Daryl Gibb), we helped this young mare to find the "soft spot"
spectrum lies a perfect balance that results in emotionally-balanced, confident horses and humans who communicate clearly and with compassionate understanding of who’s in charge. Developing this kind of balance is challenging, but I believe it’s an essential part of progressing as horse people and developing emotional balance in our horses. Finding the feel and timing for both the yin and the yang while working with our horses is what helps to create safe, reliable, obedient horses who love their work and this requires a person who understands and implements both sides of the coin. When the balance is off however, we can create anything from spoiled, insecure, pushy or even dangerous horses to fearful, shut down, robotic or over reactive horses. Neither of these extremes makes for a good working partner or even a good companion. What proves to be really challenging for people I think, is how it feels to explore while developing this centered way or working with our horses. The process of finding our balance requires us to climb outside of our comfortable little box, stretch our comfort zone and take some risks while searching for either end of the spectrum. This process can get a little messy. As people, we tend to have a real aversion to appearing incompetent or out of control and because of this we are afraid to let things look anything less than perfect. One of the most helpful things anyone ever said to me in regards to finding this feel was what my good friend and mentor Stefanie Travers said: “It’s going to get ugly before it gets pretty.” While I was searching for the balance between softness and boundaries, consequence and reward and discipline and fun, she gave me permission to get messy, consequently causing me to let go of my need to make everything look good. Letting me know it was ok to let things “get ugly” allowed me to experiment and make mistakes and really explore “what happens when…” Understanding that it has to rain for the flowers to bloom made me realize that I can’t possibly hope to create anything
achieve it is more than just important; it’s essential. Balance happens to be one of the three words many of us “horse-people” have come to think of as the holy trinity of horsemanship. Countless great horsemen and horsewomen over the years have discussed balance, timing and feel over and over again and done a damn fine job of it too! For this reason, I‘m not going to bother discussing them in the same way they’ve been looked at hundreds of times before but rather I’d like to look at them from a slightly different perspective. When thinking about balance as it applies to horses and horsemanship, we generally think of it in physical terms such as the rider’s weight in the saddle or the horse’s balance distributed between his front and hind end; or our attention, or developing both the left and the right sides of the horse’s mind and body equally. Lately, I’ve been looking at balance in another way. I’ve been thinking about the balance between softness and boundaries, between kindness and rules, between discipline and fun and between consequences and reward. In some ways, this kind of balance can be even more challenging than the physical kind and, just like with its physical counterpart, application with understanding of timing and feel is just as important. There seems to be two main kinds of imbalance when it comes to people. There are those who are all rules, boundaries, discipline and consequence and those who are all softness, kindness, fun and reward. Somewhere between these two ends of the Helping my mustang Cisco to develop his skills as a supporting saddle horse 6 • NOVEMBER 2016
spectacular in my relationship with my horse (be it under saddle or not) without taking some risks, trying different things and letting things get a little messy from time to time. It can’t be blue skies every day and it can’t rain all the time. No one was born perfect (no matter what they say) and the only way to truly learn is to make mistakes. There’s an old cowboy saying that goes “Good judgement comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.” I don’t think there are any great horsemen/women out there who wouldn’t have at least a few booksworth of disaster stories that helped them to learn the things they now know as the seasoned horse people they’ve become. There’s also an old martial arts saying that goes: “The difference between a master and a beginner is that the master has failed more times that the beginner has even tried.” This too, is an important truth to remember when feeling reluctant to try new things for fear of messing things up. I think it’s a well-accepted understanding that horses are forgiving (and thank goodness for that!). Because of this, we’re able to explore and experiment with our horses, discover the perfect feel by being wrong and learning the hard way. Through exploration, experimentation and observation, we can find our balance. Just like a pendulum swinging to and fro, we may need to explore both ends of the spectrum in order to find the perfect balance. Don’t get me wrong here; I’m not in any way, shape or form implying that one should become harsh or unfair in dealing with a horse. Only that if you happen to be the type of person who’d rather let a boundary slide than risk looking like you’re not in control or the kind of person who won’t tell your horse when he may have crossed a line for fear that the relationship you’ve built with your horse might be exposed as imperfect, it may be time to let go of those imbalanced ideals and get messy. At the same time, if you’re the kind of person who spends every moment with your horse correcting his every move, testing his obedience or teaching him the consequences of his actions, it may be time to lighten up, have some fun and relax. It may be human nature to “keep it together” and appear in control at all times, but the reality of life and nature is what goes up must come down and without a little ugly we can’t create beauty. Finding our balance and ultimately developing a centered, obedient, responsive and balanced horse requires a courageous person willing to make mistakes. Go ahead and have fun, explore both sides of the coin and get messy! Christa Miremadi has been working with horses since 1984, and is a partner and facility manager in her family business in Langley, Silver Star Stables, where she also provides riding instruction and conducts horsemanship clinics. Christa is dedicated to creating harmony and building relationships between horses and humans through compassionate communication, and to strengthening partnerships by sharing the horse’s point of view. (See her listing in the Business Services Section under TRAINERS)
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$ale$ Commi$$ion Demy$tified
By Alicia Harper
First, I have to say the horse sales industry is unregulated. That means there are no rules and no laws that outline the way in which people and businesses should operate in relation to sales of horses. Basically, it’s a free-for-all, as long as it doesn’t break any other laws outside of horse sales.
rainers, agents and sellers can do whatever they want. In other industries, there are laws that require the professionals involved to disclose conflicts of interest, such as if the horse was previously owned by the agent. In the sales market, a 10-30% commission on a sale is the norm. This fee is generally included in the price to the buyer and is
person’s job is to show and represent the horse to the best of his/her ability and, sometimes, to negotiate on behalf of the seller as well. A trainer will usually represent a buyer. He/she is effectively the buyer’s coach. I use the word trainer, but coach might be a more appropriate word. This person’s job is to use knowledge about the buyer to find a suitable match, and negotiate terms of the agreement and price. One thing that happens here in BC is we have both listing agents and sales agents. It’s important to know the difference. A listing agent is simply the person who lists the horse for sale on sales sites and sends people to the seller or seller’s agent. There are listing agents who ask for 10% on the sales price. The best advice I can give someone looking for a horse is to take your coach with you, or take an agent if you don’t have a coach. Don’t expect your coach or agent to do it for free; this person’s experience and knowledge are invaluable to finding the right match. And lastly, buy the horse you need now, not the horse you want to ride. Alicia Harper is a coach and trainer specializing in Hunters and Fox Hunters. She is now accepting clients into her training program. Visit www.hyleetraining.com to get in touch with her.
then paid by the seller to the sales agent. BUT do not make the mistake of not asking when taking a buyer’s agent or trainer with you to buy a horse. Ensure that you have outlined your expectations and what the agent/trainer expects from you. There are cases in which a buyer will pay commission to the agent/trainer. You are effectively asking an agent/trainer to represent you and your best interests using his/her knowledge and experience in the horse industry. Sometimes in these arrangements a number of people are involved -- a seller’s agent, a buyer’s agent, a trainer and a listing agent. Let’s break down what each of these people’s jobs should be. A seller’s agent or a sales agent has the horse listed with him/her, brings people to see the horse, shows the horse and should know quite a bit about the horse. The seller’s agent may also take video and photographs of the horse for promotional purposes. Ultimately, this
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Free Walk and Jog By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz | Photos courtesy of Rebecca Wieben
The free walk and jog, also known as the “stretchy” walk and jog: what are they? Why should we ride a free walk or jog? We already know that bending a horse laterally aids our horses in becoming more supple left to right, but we do not tend to think about stretching the horse back to front from the croup and tail to the withers and down to the poll. These are the muscles you sit on and the muscles the horse needs when he lifts his back, along with his abdominals. What can stretching accomplish? If the horse is high-headed and tense you can use stretching to get the horse more relaxed and listening. Stretching a horse “long and low” can release endorphins which relax the horse. It can also help improve communication. If you are asking your horse for a specific movement and the horse begins to tense, you can ask for a little Free jog – the rider needs to allow the horse to stretch a little further forward so the nose is slightly in stretch and the horse will soften more through the front of the vertical. The rider is, however, looking up and forward, and the horse has a nice reach in his movement. stride and lift in his back. The stretch can be used when the horse starts to become tense, tired, or tight during a movement. he Western Style Dressage Association of Canada (WSDAC) states Green horses, in particular, can only take certain work, such as sitting that: WSD 2.02 b) Free walk - The free walk is a pace of relaxation in jog work or lope work, for so long before their back starts to tire. The which the horse is allowed complete freedom to lower and stretch out his advanced horse performing higher level collected work will also need head and neck. The horse should maintain the same rhythm and tempo a break from time to time. Allowing the horse to stretch in posting trot as the working walk, but is asked to stretch forward, down and into the (jog) will allow those muscles to release and relax before continuing on contact. The poll should be lower than the withers with the nose well in with work. Once the horse knows how to stretch you can warm up and cool front of the vertical. The amount of ground covered and the length of down a horse with a nice free “stretchy” walk and allow the horse to strides are essential to the quality of the free walk. WSD 2.03 b) Free jog - The horse maintains the same rhythm and tempo relax or take a break with either a free walk or free (posting) jog. The as the working jog, but the horse is asked to stretch forward, down and posting or rising jog keeps the rider’s weight off the horse’s back and into the contact. The poll should be lower than the withers with the nose well in front of the vertical. The free jog may be ridden either posting or sitting. Free walk is seen from Introductory Level to Level 2 and free jog is seen in the Basic and Level 1 tests. When a horse is truly on the aids, supple, relaxed, and pushing forward with good energy, the back will lift and the neck will round with a soft flexion at the poll. Good quality training will produce an easy, relaxed stretch where the rider will softly open the hands and allow the horse to “chew the reins down.” The horse will take the bit forward and down to the point where the horse’s chin is at or slightly lower than the point of the shoulder, no lower than a point just above the knees with Free walk - the rider is looking nicely forward, with the horse showing a nice lift through his back as he reaches down and forward with his neck. His hind legs will be over-tracking the front footsteps. the nose slightly in front of the vertical.
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allows the horse to lift and stretch the muscles of the topline. A word of caution for those horses that tend to be heavy on the forehand with a naturally low headset: while the stretch can help aid relaxation, you need to be careful with how the horse stretches forward. If the horse immediately falls on the forehand, you will need to bring the horse’s back up and begin the stretch again. The stretch is not just the horse lowering the head, but it should lift his barrel and back, and the neck should lower from the withers. The horse should overtrack with good impulsion. How to get a stretch? The key ingredients for a good stretch are Free jog - the horse is showing a nice reach forward and down with his head. The rider has allowed the horse to “take” the reins down. The rider could be looking up and forward. If the rider looks down it can rhythm, suppleness and relaxation, and contact. make the horse heavier on the forehand. We usually begin training the free gaits at the end of a ride when the horse is soft, relaxed, and willing Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Chris Irwin Platinum to stretch forward and down. Some horses will naturally reach down when the rider softly opens the hands, but some Certified Trainer, and Equine Canada Western Competition Coach. She horses may need a little guidance. Lateral work such as the leg yield on works with youth, adult amateurs and professionals as well as teaching a the spiral circle or riding small circles with good bend will loosen up local 4H club at her facility near Bowden, AB. Western and English dressage has become her main focus, but many of her students compete in open the horse before asking for the stretch. Following the horse’s side to side rhythm you can begin to “flex” competitions as well as obstacle challenges. Lisa has also added Somatics the horse from side to side. As the horse is walking forward, his head to help her students maintain and create further body awareness as it will always go over the leg that is coming forward, right then left, works to release muscle patterns in the body brought on by stress, injuries, right then left. The rider can use this natural rhythm and flex with the surgeries, and repetitive movements that can be work related. Getting direction the horse naturally wants to go. The hands will be a little riders in correct balance helps horses develop correct balance. Learn more wider to aid the horse in this right and left lateral movement. As the at her website, www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com. horse begins to stretch the head down, the rider will allow the reins to slide through his hands. The rider must never “throw the reins away”, Birgit Stutz is a Chris Irwin Gold Certified Trainer and Coach and offers horse training, riding lessons, clinics, workshops, camps for kids and adults, but allow the horse to take the reins forward and down. The free, stretch, work is an exercise that some horses will learn as well as working student and mentorship programs at Falling Star Ranch quickly and other horses may take weeks to learn. Be patient and in Dunster, BC. Birgit’s passion is to help humans have a better relationship breathe as you work with your horse. As they feel you relax with the with their horses through understanding of equine psychology and body language as well as fundamental riding skills based on classical dressage. movement they will find their way into the stretch. Enjoy! Visit her website at www.fallingstarranch.ca.
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Canadian Pony Wins Us National Championship
ean and Karen Chorney who live near Calgary, Alberta recently travelled almost 6,000 km with their first homebred pony, Exeter Evenstar, to compete in the Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America National Show during the Tulsa State Fair in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year, halter classes were double-judged by John James of Wales and Brian McClelland of Canada. On September 28th Exeter Evenstar, a 2014 bay Half-Welsh filly, was awarded Grand Champion Half-Welsh by Judge McClelland and Reserve Grand Champion HalfWelsh by Judge James, making her a US National Champion. The American National show is the most prestigious Welsh Pony show in the United States, drawing competitors from throughout the country. In total over 170 ponies competed at the four-day show in Tulsa in halter, ridden and driven classes, and the Chorneys were the only Canadians competing at the event. Exeter Evenstar and Dean Chorney receiving their beautiful sash and platter from judge Brian McClelland. Photo courtesy of showchampions.com The Chorneys had never attended the WPCSA National Show before and decided to make the long trip to Tulsa after Exeter Evenstar earned several Grand and Reserve Grand Championships in July at the Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show held in Red Deer, Alberta under all three judges. One of the judges, Molly Rinedollar of the United States, remarked, “Exeter Evenstar is a lovely pony. She has an incredible walk and an equally good trot! She will be an amazing hunter pony with lots of Welsh attributes!” Exeter Evenstar also competed at the Devon Horse Show in Devon, Pennsylvania in May of this year, finishing 7th in her class with handler Morgan Shortt of Meaford, Ontario. Exeter Evenstar is by Northwind Catcall, bred by Prue Richardson of Northwind Farm in Ontario, and he was Grand Champion at Devon, PA as a yearling in 2003. And she is out of Alvesta Brianna, bred by Brenda Podolski of Alvesta Farm in Alberta and she was Grand Champion of the Stars of the West PTF Challenge Cup in Calgary, AB as a yearling in 2011.
OOPS! Photo Corrections 2016 Wild Rose Welsh and Open Pony Show Saddle Up deeply apologizes for incorrectly identifying photos of the Wild Rose Welsh and Open Pony Show in the September issue, page 36-37. The correct cutlines should have been labelled as below. PHOTO 1: Wild Rose Youngstock Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion Welsh under Elizabeth Russell, Alvesta Infinity, yearling Welsh Mountain Pony colt owned by Brenda Podolski. Elizabeth says, “This lovely colt was very correct. As well as having Welsh Mountain Pony characteristics, his kindness was evident. He also was shortly coupled, had a lovely length of rein and head/shoulder set, moved straight, and covered the ground. He lifted at the trot, and his behaviour for a yearling was impeccable in that he showed himself to his best. He deserved his placings, but as he was not matured (i.e. I could not see the finished article), he had in this instance to give way to maturity in the Supreme Welsh Championship.” PHOTO 2: Wild Rose Supreme Champion Welsh under Molly Rinedollar, Applevalley Lychee, six-year-old Welsh Mountain Pony mare owned by Stacey Schaber. Molly says, “Applevalley Lychee is a very typey, classic Section A mare with a big, bold eye on a refined head.” PHOTO 3: Wild Rose Multi Grand Champion, Exeter Evenstar, Half-Welsh two-year-old filly owned by Karen and Dean Chorney. Shown here with winnings donated by the Canadian Sport Horse Association. Molly says, “Exeter Evenstar is a lovely pony. She has an incredible walk and an equally good trot! She will be an amazing hunter pony with lots of Welsh attributes!” PHOTO 4: Wild Rose Supreme Champion Welsh under Elizabeth Russell, Stonecountry's Primrose, six-year-old Welsh Section C mare owned by Airth Farms Ltd. Elizabeth says, “As soon as the bay mare walked into the ring she struck me as being very true to breed type. She had a purposeful walk, covered the ground and lifted and extended in her trot. Despite a blemish (splint) she was everything that a good Section C should represent, with good bone, short cannons, strong hocks, pony head, and feminine charm. A complete picture representing the characteristics of a Welsh Pony of Cob Type.” PHOTO 5: Wild Rose Futurity Supreme Champion Welsh, Sunburst Heart of Jubilee, yearling Welsh Mountain Pony colt owned by Kasandra Miller. Shirley says he is a “lovely-moving pony, with good length of rein, strong hindquarters, and true to type.” 12 • NOVEMBER 2016
Canadian Warmblood News Canadian-Bred Stallions Shine on 2016 National Inspection Tour
he very successful 2016 National Inspection Tour began September 17 in Alberta, followed by BC the next day, and came to a conclusion Sunday, September 25, at the wonderful new show facility Meadowlarke North, near Erin, Ontario. The main focus, the Stallion Licensing, saw nine stallions recommended for breeding, three each in Alberta, BC and Ontario. It was exciting to see the high quality young stallions from Canadian-approved sires where all but one were Canadian-bred and the majority CWHBA-registered. This is a clear indication of the maturity of the Canadian Warmblood breeding program! A number of outstanding quality mares were also presented at each of the sites with, once again, the majority of mares receiving premium scores. Both the Alberta inspection, held at Horse in Hand Stables near Blackfalds, and the Ontario inspection included a variety of breed show classes. After evaluating approximately fifty Warmblood horses over the three days, International guest inspector, Håkan Wahlman
from Finland, who first visited Canada over ten years ago, noted that consistency as well as quality has improved significantly over the intervening years. He was accompanied by Chris Gould at all the sites. They were joined in Alberta by Dr. Heather Smith and Janine Olsen; in BC at Blenheim Stables, in Langley, by Marilyn Powell and Lindsay Joyce; and in Ontario by Christian Poschung and Andrew Dalnoki. Thank-you to everyone who put forward stallions for consideration. Highlights The BC Inspection featured all two-yearold stallions; two by senior stallions Aquilan Calypso (Ahorn/Calypso) and Novalis (Jus de Pomme/Ramiro), and one by upcoming sire Alchimist (Vancouver/Gambit AA). This was a wonderful example of using the system to identify our quality prospects early and using the system as it was designed; to provide a real service to our breeders. Alberta saw the high-scoring stallion of the Tour, WH Luciano (WH Leader/Corrado
WH Luciano – High Scoring Stallion II). Stay tuned for more information on the Alberta high-scoring mare; an exceptional mare - modern, correct and athletic. In Ontario, the new Meadowlarke North facility was impressive, with two indoor rings -- one set up for chute jumping and the main ring holding the triangle. This was ideal, allowing the inspection to proceed very smoothly with no interruptions and providing the judges with the best conditions for evaluating the stallions. For more results of inspections, visit www. canadianwarmbloods.com.
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Setting the Pace
By Glenn Stewart
Like most things, when it comes to doing a good job with horses it’s easier to talk about it than actually do it. Setting the pace with the horses that you are handling makes an unbelievable difference in the way they handle, what you can count on from them and how they perceive you.
aving a horse understand that you are the one that sets the pace, not them, is something you do over time and as they are ready. The pace you set might be slow at times or need to be very quick other times. When you can develop different paces that you are in control of, you have entered an understanding with your horse that not many people get. Horses have it with each other but it is elusive to most people. Teaching clinics and camps here at the Ranch, I refer to the ability to have different paces as having multiple gears that you can access. The person has to recognize that a slower pace is required for doing things that are new to the horse. Things that he already understands, you can ask for a new or faster pace from him to do the same thing. It will keep the horse engaged mentally and develop him further emotionally. It is very easy to fall into the trap where the horse sets the pace and we don’t. Horses that basically have one pace for everything usually get emotional if they are asked to hurry and they actually don’t realize that you would ever ask them to hurry or grab a gear if needed. I’ve watched many wrecks with people and horses because they couldn’t get the horse to move quickly enough to avoid it. An example that I’ve seen more than once, is when a horse (with or without a rider) panics, he will generally run towards the other horses. Sometimes a horse that is simply disrespectful will take the rider for a run or bolt and it is, again, usually towards and into other horses. I watched a horse take off on his rider for no particular reason in an arena and he ran into six other people sitting on horses before it was over. Why didn’t they just get out of the way? That’s what I did when it 14 • NOVEMBER 2016
headed for my horse. The reason was that some people couldn’t move their horses fast enough. They only had one gear. A couple other riders froze and watched the bolting horse run right into them. Sometimes having more gears is good just so others don’t need to wait on us. The main idea is that your horse has much more depth when he has more gears and you are much safer. Setting a pace and having more gears means we need to have more gears ourselves and get comfortable using them all. Think of an escalator in an airport or mall -- they all move at a certain speed and don’t stop for anything. Doesn’t matter your age, size, ethnic background, colour of your shoes, or what you had for breakfast, it moves at the same speed no matter what. If you tried to go slower than the escalator, it doesn’t care; if you try to go faster, it doesn’t care. Setting a pace means if you walked that pace towards your horse asking him to back up, for example, and he doesn’t move when you get there, then you have not taught the horse that you set the pace. He is setting the pace. Understand that if you ask a horse to stand still, that is also setting the pace. If he can get you to slow down, go faster, or move out of his way, then the horse is setting the pace and is running the show. When we set the pace the horse has a bright interested look and his mind is engaged and ready. They look to us for direction. Think of someone you know that when you are working with them, they always have the next step planned and are doing it. If you’re building something, they hand you the tool that you need or have the next board ready to be cut before you say a thing. If you’re heading towards a gate on the tractor, they have it open before you get there.
If you mention you’re going to hook up your gooseneck horse trailer, the next thing you know the tailgate has been opened and they are moving the bales out from in front of the trailer and are standing in position ready to help guide you into position. These people have minds that are engaged and ready to help making things easy and working together to get something done. They are a joy to be around. They were not born that way -- some wonderful person helped them learn to become aware, alert and mentally engaged. Obviously these are examples I’ve used to try and paint a picture of what we can be more like with our horses. We can use setting a pace - whether it’s quick, slow, standing still or anything in between - to help develop engaged, interested horses with a lot of depth and ability.
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Equine Skeleton Enhances Massage Therapy Program Submitted by Darcy Lane Institute
Watson, our newly-acquired teaching tool - an equine skeleton - has made the long journey from Bone Clones in Canoga Park, California, to Darcy Lane Institute in London, ON, thanks to the Equine Foundation of Canada (EFC).
he EFC, founded by George Wade of Kentville, NS, in 1983, was the first charitable organization devoted to equines to be registered by Revenue Canada. The purpose of the Foundation is to aid in the health and welfare of the horse with its programs being unbiased as to the breed of horse or area of the country. It is a Registered Charity with all donations being tax deductible with an official receipt issued to the donor. The fundraising is carried out by dedicated volunteers across Canada and 100% of the donations are used to maintain the organization and provide funds to various equine institutions for education, research, etc. Lisa Kavanagh, Director of Education of the Equine Massage Therapy program at Darcy Lane Institute, submitted a grant proposal to the EFC in hopes of receiving enough funds to purchase an equine skeleton. In June of 2016, the grant was approved by the EFC. The acquisition of the skeleton will allow the equine massage students to explore aspects of equine massage beyond what is currently available in their lecture hall. This teaching aid will enable our instructors to provide an enriched learning experience that will reinforce key concepts of our program. The skeleton will also provide a valuable Lisa Kavanagh, Director of Equine Studies at the school hands-on manipulative and interactive tool that will allow our students to learn to their fullest potential, enhancing their knowledge and further strengthening their developing skills, thus improving on the level of care they can offer in the field. Horses have played an important role in human culture for centuries. Equine Massage Therapy has been developed to aid the equine world and to promote the importance of overall horse health. Just as the human body requires rehabilitation, relief from pain and stress, detoxification, improved circulation, muscle flexibility and joint mobility, so does the equine body. Registered Equine Massage Therapists work with veterinarians, horse owners, coaches, trainers, riders/drivers and other horse care specialists to minimize rehabilitation time, enhance performance and improve overall horse health. Darcy Laneâ€™s School of Equine Massage Therapy program was developed in 1996; it is the only registered program of its kind in North America and offers the most intensive program to date in equine massage. With the assistance of veterinarians, registered massage therapists, Equine Canada certified coaches, competitive riders and horse owners, a program was designed to provide the student with the expertise to aid the equine athlete in rehabilitation, relaxation and maintenance as well as helping owners maximize the potential of their horses. Classes at Darcy Lane begin in September of every year. Students getting some hands-on education The program is 2200 hours in length and includes courses in Management, Behaviour, Anatomy and Physiology, Massage Theory and Technique, Professionalism and Ethics, Massage Treatments, Pathology and Research, Hydrotherapy and other Modalities, and Conformation and Kinesiology. Students split their time between the classroom and the barns. Darcy Lane prides itself on its ability to provide students with a well-rounded education with both lecture and hands-on experience with knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Students also have opportunities to participate in local events such as trade shows, clinics and horse shows, offering equine massage therapy to participants under instructor supervision. Watson was acquired from Bone Clones Osteological Reproductions, the premier osteological replication company specializing in precise casts of human and animal skeletons. For over 20 years, Bone Clones has been the leading provider of osteological reproductions used in museums, universities, medical schools and other educational institutions. All casts are made from a custom blended polyurethane resin, formulated to duplicate subtle structures and minute scientific detail of natural and fossilized bone. In the short time that Watson has been at Darcy Lane, he has already provided our current students with an enhanced learning environment. Watson will be well loved for years to come! Thanks again to the Equine Foundation of Canada for making this purchase possible.
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Cariboo Chatter By Mark McMillan
still can’t believe that we never made it to one of our favourite annual events, The Mane Event in Chilliwack on October 21-23 at Heritage Park. All accounts say it was a great weekend – next year we’ll be back! We did have a fantastic week in Ontario though, visiting Kathy’s sister and her family, and Joanne Macaluso and Lincoln touring around their area. On Saturday, September 9, we had a 100 Mile House couple, Tanya and Shawn, get married here at Meadow Springs Ranch. We’ve had a few weddings here over the years and they’ve all been in the hay field, after the hay is off, out by our lake. Well, that was the plan this time, too, but the weather leading up to the wedding date didn’t cooperate and the meadows were too wet to get everyone out there. This didn’t stop the wedding couple from heading out to the horses though… there was no way they were ending their wedding day without at least getting photos with the horses! The wedding ended up on the front lawn but the weather was nice and photos with the horses worked out well... even with the very long white wedding dress dragging in the wet grass and the bride losing one shoe that got stuck in the meadow. Congratulations Tanya and Shawn! It’s coming up quickly and we’re really looking forward to a night out as we enjoy the music of “The Wardens” in the Dusty Rose Pub in 70 Mile House on Sunday, November 13. The band is made up of three guys from Alberta who all worked for Parks over the years in
The Annual Harvey Family ride at Meadow Springs – Mike, Mia, and Simon with Kathy.
Pete giving Shawn a congratulations kiss... Boo is behind wondering what’s happening here! the Canadian Rockies. Once they realized they could all play and sing, they decided to form a band, and it's great. “The Wardens” will be one of the feature acts at the next Kamloops Cowboy Festival, March 16-19, 2017, and we get a sneak preview as they do their BC tour. As
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The October issue’s item was one that I think folks found not so easy. Murray Hurrell, a guest here at Meadow Springs Ranch, let me take these photos when they stayed here after the Great Cariboo ride. The object is actually a shaving brush, not a salt shaker… the holes in the end just let the air out when the brush is slid inside for storage. There were no correct answers by press time. Will announce in next month’s issue. We had one more correct answer for September’s cookie cutter after press time -- congratulations go to Sylvia Root of Kelowna.
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TOP DOG! Ask a Trainer By Lisa Kerley BSc, KPA-CTP Q: My 19-month-old, intact Great Dane, Brian, is pretty awesome but didn’t receive much training prior to us adopting him. We tried a training class, but to no avail. My husband had to bring him to the class and lead him back to the car as I couldn’t control him. Brian weighs over 140 lbs and I weigh about 110. He couldn’t pay attention and we decided he should quit attending as he was so much more interested in the other dogs and had no attention to learning. I’d love to hear more about your methods and try to incorporate them into his training. Do you have any suggestions for me?
: This scenario probably sounds familiar to many of us! There are a number of factors that can contribute to a dog being unable to focus or calm himself when he is around other dogs. A lack of proper early social exposure usually leads to fearful, reactive behaviour, but some dogs respond by becoming over-aroused and excitable when other dogs are around. Another common reason for over-arousal is that dogs are actually being taught to be excitable by their people. Yes, that’s right. People are actually teaching their dogs to lose their marbles. To their credit, most people have no idea that they are actually doing this. They’ve gone to obedience class and they have made it clear to their dogs that this unruly behaviour is not acceptable. Admonishments and increasingly desperate pleas to sit, stay or leave it should have worked. Right? Not necessarily. More than likely, the following also happened. Early in the dog’s life when he was highly impressionable and first experiences were “sticky,” he saw another dog and was super excited at the thought of getting to go say hi. At the end of the leash, the smitten parents
Brian at home - relaxed and calm! watched as their wiggly little bundle of joy dragged them over to the other dog. What did the puppy take away from this experience? - no need to pay attention to who’s on the other end of the leash - make sure you pull as hard as you can - be really, really excited - and... “Voila!” You get to go over to say hi! If this happened a few times, a pattern was established and the dog would be convinced these were the keys to being successful. Impulse control was clearly not on the list. Dogs that are micro-managed 20 • NOVEMBER 2016
or instructed what to do by default do not get a chance to develop selfcontrol, either. There’s really no need to, when the parent is doing all the work. So, although One of this pup’s first lessons is that he doesn’t need to pay it may seem the attention or be calm to get to what he wants. issue is specific to meeting other dogs, there is often a more widespread situation going on with regards to impulse control in day-to-day life. How do you think your dog’s impulse control stacks up? Consider these situations: • When your dog sees something in the distance that he wants but can’t access, are you and the leash stopping your dog? If you adjust your hand so the leash momentarily goes slack, does your dog take up the slack and make the leash go tight again as he tries to get closer? • At mealtimes, do you ask your dog to sit and wait before feeding him? • If something your dog wants is out of his reach or unavailable (including you!), does he bark or fuss incessantly until he gets it? • When you arrive at a favourite walking place, does your dog bark hysterically until he is let out of the car? • When you open the car door, does your dog fly out unless you tell him to stay, or block him with your body? • Does your dog insist on saying hi to any and all passers-by? If any of the above situations sounds familiar, your dog could probably do with a bit more impulse control. A good impulse control program will focus on: - what we want our dogs to do and teaching them these things. This is very different than focusing on the behaviours we don’t like and correcting them in an effort to make them stop. - showing our dogs that they have choices and the good ones get them the things they want. This is a very different approach than simply telling them what to do or immediately providing what they want. A good impulse control program is not a “work for your dinner” program or doggy boot camp. Instead, we take advantage of the things they love as a way to help them learn better behaviour and develop impulse control -- more like an incentive program. And how does it work? By using these valuable things as powerful rewards or
TOP DOG! reinforcers when the dog offers stuff we like. Implementing a “wait for calm behaviour” program in a dog’s life for the things they value will help develop a protocol of calmer behaviour and better manners. It will also help not only in specific situations, such as at mealtimes or getting out for a run in the backyard, but also as a way to work up to the big issues like dog-to-dog arousal. Want to learn more? Check out my previous Saddle Up articles, “Wait for It” (August 2016 issue) and “Dinnertimes and Doorways” (October 2016 issue), for more information. Lisa provides a unique, holistic approach to care and training using progressive, dog-friendly methods at her facility. For more than 15 years, she has run programs and classes catering to the special needs of young puppies. Along with Valerie Barry and In Partnership With Dogs, she also offers training for manners and skills for the real world, including confidence-building, impulse control and social skills. Visit her website for more information, at www.dogdaysdaycare.com.
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uddy was found as a stray and was rescued by the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch in February, 2015. He's a threeyear-old German Shepherd mixed breed and has grown up to be a big strong boy. Buddy is very affectionate and sweet and loves to lean in for a snuggle. Unfortunately, Buddy’s previous guardians did not come to claim him so he was placed for adoption. In our care at the BC SPCA, Buddy exhibited signs of anxiety and a lack of training for good dog manners. Buddy is a quick learner but we knew he would need an active family with the time to give Buddy all the love, attention, and training he was missing. Buddy has now been in his new forever home for the past eight months and is settling in well. His new guardians have shared this update to let us know how Buddy is progressing: “Buddy is doing really well. He gets a 45 minute walk on the leash first thing in the morning and last thing at night. At midday he has a couple of hours running around like crazy either with the ATV or frisbee or whatever we decide to do. Inside the house he is 100% perfect, you couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect dog. Outside he's still a bit of a handful. He pulls like crazy on the leash. I've tried several different types of leashes as he's very stubborn, but we're getting there slowly. The biggest problem seems to be other dogs. Buddy tries to lunge for every dog he sees which makes life a little bit difficult. I have to try and walk at times when there are as few dogs around as possible. But we love him and he is very happy!” It’s great to hear that Buddy is settling in so well at home. We hope that with time Buddy will become much more friendly to other dogs on walks. Thank you for making adoption your first option and for putting so much effort into training Buddy to be a well-mannered dog.
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“PAW”ETRY Dippy The Dog
By Charles M Moore This is the tale of Dippy the dog the mad Irish setter who got stuck in a bog who wouldn't eat dog food just curry and cod the thrilling adventures of Dippy the dog. His real name is Bailey though he doesn't know he will answer to Red or to Max or to Joe if you threw a stick or a ball he would go and go, and go, and go, and go. Dippy at birth was thought quite a scoop a bound to be star of the ring in his youth he had enough legs, enough hair, ears and tooth but the mental department was made out of wood.
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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office Photos courtesy of Esmee Ingham
Ladner Horse Wins HCBC’s 2015 Horse of the Year Horse Council BC VP of Coaching and Education, Susan Thompson, presented the Horse Council BC (HCBC) 2015 Horse of the Year Award to Norseman (“Normy”) and his owner Esmee Ingham at the Ingham’s farm in Normy, Esmee and HCBC’s Susan Thompson Ladner on September 24, 2016. HCBC’s annual awards serve to honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equestrian community. These awards acknowledge those who have stood out from the crowd over the past year and who have made a positive impact on the community as a whole. Each award recipient was nominated by two or more other Horse Council BC members for an award. HCBC is reaching out to the various equestrian communities throughout BC so that we are able to present each award at a recipient’s club, competition, or event of their choice, surrounded by their friends and the people that support them. The HCBC Horse of the Year Award (non-competitive category) is presented to a horse used in any form of non-competitive activity (i.e. trail horse, therapeutic, school horse, etc.). The horse must have been born and raised in British Columbia. In Esmee’s own words: “Norseman (“Normy”), bred by Biz Bastian, was born in Smithers in 1996. Growing up in the interior, Normy began his dressage career at the age of eight with Joni Lynn Peters of Armstrong. I purchased Normy in 2008 and so began our successful four years of international dressage competitions together. Due to injuries – to Normy and me – he was retired from competition in 2012. Moving him up to our family farm, Normy adjusted quickly to life on the ranch and became one with the herd (even chasing a cow every now and again). To go from a North American Junior and Young Rider horse with a bronze, silver and gold medal to a backyard pet was an easy transition for him, showcasing his sensible mind and easy-going nature. Fast-forward to spring of 2014, after four months of slow and cautious conditioning after the winter, he was starting to feel back to his sound and athletic self. Unfortunately, in early June, I fell off a horse at work and broke my back. Unable to ride, I could not stand the thought of letting my horse down after months of work on his fitness, so I asked anyone (and everyone) to come over and ride him. From a petite, 11-year-old girl to my novice horseback-riding boyfriend, Normy packed everyone around out on the trail, happy to go to work. After contemplating the plans for the rest of the year, I wanted to move Normy to the city in order to maintain his fitness over the winter,
but I wouldn’t be able to ride until January, so, I contacted my friend Andrea Taylor (Team Canada Para-Equestrian Coach for Dressage). I am a Special Education Assistant and had brought a couple of my students to visit Normy on occasion. He could not be any more gentle or kind for a horse of such great size with such small children, so I immediately thought of Andrea and the work she does. Andrea had emailed back stating that her student, Ashley Gowanlock, was looking for a horse and that they would like to come and try him out. At our family farm, there is no arena, just three very large fields and a few paddocks by the barn. When Andrea and Ashley arrived to try him, he stood patiently in the barn as Ashley came to greet him. Andrea rode him first out in the field, as I apologized profusely that we didn’t have a proper arena to ride in. And next was Ashley… I think I held my breath the entire time she rode. She went just like the pro that she so naturally is. I continue to look back on this video footage of Normy, who lowered his head and knew exactly what his job was. The connection between Ashley and Normy was instantaneous Esmee Ingham and Normy with the owners of Flaminko as she rode (Normy’s sire) and Biz Bastian (Normy’s breeder) so gracefully through the tall, swaying grass. Not even a week later, I trailered Normy to Langley where he lived from mid-September 2014 to midApril 2015. I watched Ashley’s riding excel over their short period of time together, and although she was hoping to make it to the Rio Olympics with Normy, he needed a maintenance program that would not be acceptable for International competitions and the travelling would prove to be too much – but that did not stop him from trying his whole heart out each ride for Ashley. She was able to increase her riding fitness (which in return, benefits her whole body), try out some fancy tricks (flying changes and half passes) and even went to two local schooling shows. As for me, I drove out at least once a week while I was in school to visit him and help Ashley, and he was the first horse I rode after my accident. It wasn’t until the beginning of April that his arthritis began to get the better of him and so we tapered back the riding until I moved him to Ladner where I was living and working. We then spent the summer with leisurely rides on the beach and giving pony rides to the little girls in the barn. I may be biased, but I cannot think of a horse other than Norseman – an international champion turned para-horse and pasture pet – that is more deserving of this award. He is truly the perfect horse.”
On behalf of Horse Council BC, congratulations to Esmee and Normy!
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Oliver Riding Club
by Max Alexander
hat a SPECTACULAR month for the Club. We have held three superb events that were not only fun to arrange but were so enjoyed by the participants. Our first event was the last in our series of Trail Challenges. This one, held at the D-K Ranch, was organized and judged by Ken MacRae. The course entailed 12 stands with the water crossing and the ring box being my favourites. The event was in four
Debbie House and Scout, winners of the Riding to Music Competition
Terry Tomkins, not a winner but a winner with the lunch she provided!
Ken MacRae briefing the first group on the challenges parts with Ken instructing all the riders on the way to approach each obstacle followed by everyone trying out each one many times! This was then followed by the judged test as individuals tackled the course. The final part was the timed challenge. The winner of the individual was, quite deservedly so, Taylor MacRae with Vanessa Burton a point behind, Mary-Lou Barker in third and Verla Strawn and Trish Anderson joint 4th. Mary-Lou had her revenge in the timed section with an astonishing time of 1 minute and 51 seconds. Our second major event was our Autumn Show. The forecast was doubtful but the day itself was a lovely sunny day. Despite the fact that there were a lot of other events
successful day at the Desert Park Equestrian Facility in Osoyoos. A big thank you to all the volunteers at the show and especially to the event organizer Sara Brown who did a wonderful job with both our shows this year. Well done, Sara, and thanks from all the participants and Club Members for your hard work. Please visit the Club Facebook page for all the results. Finally, and as the last riding event of the year, we held our combined event of the Halloween Show and our Riding to Music Competition. The costumes for the Halloween Parade were all fantastic and the level of competitiveness in the Riding to Music was more intense than ever. The judges for the best costume were Leanne Manuel, Annette Glover and Margie Fisher. Leanne also judged the Riding to Music based on the interpretation of the music, the degree of riding difficulty and the entertainment value for each entrant. Thanks to Debbie House and Maggie Strong for getting the music lined up for each
Sandie Boothman using her version of apple to persuade her horse to cross the water! She did it too! happening on the same date in the Okanagan Corridor, we had a good turnout and a very 30 • NOVEMBER 2016
Brent Lines, aka “Robin” with Cheetah
contestant. In the Junior Division of the costume competition, Ciara Poirrer (as the Unicorn and the Fairy) came 1st with Kara Gilfillen (as the Ghost) in 2nd place. For the Seniors, Shayna Poirrer was 1st as the Giraffe on Safari, Brent Lines was 2nd as Batman and Robin (in case you are wondering -- the horse was Batman); in 3rd place was Paddy Head as would you believe it - a jockey! Winners of the
The Poirrer family, winners of the Junior and Senior Costume Competition Riding to Music Competition, in order of 1st to 6th place were: Debbie House, Paddy Head, Verla Strawn, Ciara Poirrer, Linda Mackenzie and Mary-Lou Barker. A great lunch was provided by Terry Tomkins, Margie Fisher and Annette Glover. We have had a terrific year as a Club and I would like to thank all of the volunteers who make these events work. And, to all the participants – we hope you enjoyed it all as much as the spectators! None of this would be possible without our true pals, our horses. Thanks again everyone and remember to "stay inspired by horses." Ride safely and “Happy Trails” to all the readers of Saddle Up and special thanks to Nancy Roman who does such a wonderful job producing the magazine every month.
2016 BC Team Cattle Penning Finals By Desiree Legare
his year’s BCTCPA Finals was a huge success thanks to our sponsors and 183 members for 2016. We are sadly saying goodbye to our President Theresa Swierstra who ran the club for 4 years. The board of directors would like to thank her and her family for the hours of work put in. Thank you to all those who came out to our shows this year and showed support. Our first show in March had 657 Teams (HUGE success for us!!), our 2nd show had 583 teams, leaving our BC Finals Sept 16-17 with 522 teams of members who qualified and $40,000 CASH ADDED to the finals payout of $95,527. We had $5,600 in prizes including buckles. Thank you to our GOLD sponsors: Avenue Machinery, Traveland RV, Check That Smile Dentistry. Thank you to our SILVER sponsors: Cam Clark Ford Richmond, Webb Contracting LTD., Campbell Creek Plumbing, Coldfish Seafoods Co., Highliner Stables, DC BAR G. Thank you to our BRONZE sponsors: BD Diesel, Dolphin Mechanical.
Winners of the 10 Class & 8 Incentive: Graham Armstrong, Marty Schmidt, Joe Giesbrecht
Winners of the 2 plus Class: Sean Campbell, Mike Noulett, Deb Molnar
Winners of 5 Class: Rick Loreth, Mike Noulett, Doni Spencer
Winners of the 7 Class: Doug Webb, Bob Morreau, Tara Morreau
Winners of 3 Class: Mike Noulett, Doni Spencer, Diane Pickering
Winners of the Open and 12 Incentive: Graham Armstrong, Doug Webb, Gord Tomson
Winners of JR Youth: Gabby Fouty, Tayler Webb, Tom Thorlakson
Winners of SR Youth: Avery Cody, Danielle Gamache, Kolby Sage NOVEMBER 2016
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Heavy Horses Star at Ponoka
Calico Nitro, Supreme Champion Foal, Champion Clydesdale Foal. Photo by Tammy Pelonero.
By Bruce Roy, www.wrdha.com
Prins View Ace, 2016 Wild Rose Draft Horse Futurity winner. Photo by Val Bexson.
ingside excitement at Ponoka, Alberta's 2016 Wild Rose Draft Horse Futurity, October 1st, reached fever pitch as the finalists - one Clydesdale, two Belgian and four Percheron 2-year-olds, contested this year's purse. Beautifully turned out by their owners, a knowledgeable horseman would be pressed to find seven better schooled 2-year-olds, regardless of their breed. The finalists were placed by Andrew Stalhiem of Avery, Wisconsin, in the Futurity's three disciplines. When the final placings were announced, the anxious crowd gave each of the participants a generous ovation. Prins View Ace, the Belgian that Stalhiem placed 1st with in Halter, 4th Pattern Driving and 1st in the Cart Class, won this year's Wild Rose Futurity for Gayle Guerin of Unity, SK. Her trainer, Zephrin LaRiviere, had the handsome gelding in hand. Duhaime's Carys, the Belgian gelding fielded by Alberta & Emma Duhaime of Payton, SK, was second overall, having placed 5th in Halter, 1st Pattern Driving and 3rd in the Cart Class. Third overall was Callalily of Kinross Glen. The Clydesdale filly placed 3rd in Halter, 5th Pattern Driving and 2nd in the Cart Class. This stepping Clydesdale was fielded by John & Marlene Chorney of Didsbury, AB. Eyebright's Vision won the optional Yearling Futurity Class. Exhibited by Gordon Ruzicka of Rose Hill Percherons, Viking, AB, this impressive, black colt was bred by John Hunder of Eyebright Percherons, Spruce View, AB. This yearling's feet and legs are a study in excellence. An athletic colt, he travels straight as a string, moving tight behind. Picture perfect over his topline, Eyebright's Vision carries his breedy head high on a neck of pleasing length that springs from a shoulder of proper slope. A son of Double G King's Captain, his dam, Eyebright's Cadence, is by River Oak Casanova. While Percheron colts and fillies overwhelmed this year's Alberta Foal Show, a Clydesdale colt won top honours. Belgian and Shire entries were light. Once again Andrew Stalhiem tied the ribbons. Calico Nitro was Supreme Champion, Champion Clydesdale Foal for Kevin & Tammy Pelonero of Calico Farm, Huxley, AB. An eyecatching bay, this colt has bottoms, bone and balance. His sire, Calico Iggy, was the Reserve World Champion Stallion at London, Ontario's 2015 World Clydesdale Show. Sunrise Allie Star, the Champion Percheron Foal, was a filly exhibited by Albert & Lori Newhook of Calgary, AB; while Highland Axel, the Champion Belgian Foal, was the colt fielded by Andre Kerkovius of Sundre, AB. The Champion Shire Foal, shown by Nancy Graham of Rocky Mountain House, AB, was Northeast Newman. This youngster was bred and purchased in New Hampshire. SanLan Miranda, 3rd Pattern Driving. Photo by Val Bexson. 32 â€˘ NOVEMBER 2016
Kelowna Hoofbeats Update
By Kathleen Egeland & Alana Ensign
t the beginning of August six of our club members attended Summer Sizzler in Salmon Arm. Three days of lessons were wrapped up by a show day, where all the participants got to show off their new skills. On September 12, our club got together for one final riding and showmanship lesson to brush up our skills for Achievement Day. On September 18 we had our club Achievement Day. This is the day our members are judged on the progress they've made this year in Showmanship and Equitation. Achievement Day is for 4-H members age 9 or older (as of January 1). After all the classes had been judged we enjoyed a potluck, lemonade, and spent time with each other. Achievement Day was a great wrap up to our riding for the year but there is still lots more to come! We are looking forward to our Olympia Greek Taverna fundraiser at the end of October. Silent auction items are generously donated and then collected by our members. Meal tickets are also sold to help make the fundraiser a success. For those who are joining us, we hope you have a great time!
Summer Sizzler Group
Achievement Day Fun!
Kelowna Riding Club
By Sarah Hayes
he Kelowna Riding Club had a fully booked October - it was our busiest month all year! Thanks to the beautiful fall, we had some great riding weather. We had seminars, shows and clinics, what a great way to end the 2016 season! We started October out with our Equine Seminar with guest speakers Jodi Osberg of Capri Insurance on the topic of equine insurance, and Sheila McDonald of Okanagan Equine Vets discussing equine nutrition. Both ladies are extremely knowledgeable in their fields and we are very lucky to have such professionals available to us. Sheila was able to dispel many feeding myths and finally put to rest the hot topics of beet pulp and alfalfa – yes, both are excellent feed choices for your horse! This seminar was also approved as continuing education as required by Equestrian Canada certified coaches. We hope to have more of these educational seminars in the future. Do note we have had a date change for our Fall Clean up, the date is now Saturday, November 5th. Remember, you need to fulfill your 6 volunteer hours to get your volunteer fee returned to you and this will be your last chance to volunteer for 2016. Don’t forget the 2016 AGM and potluck dinner is on Saturday, November 19th. Bring your best dish! We will start with the potluck dinner at 6:00 with the AGM to begin at 7:00, followed by social and silent auction. Please submit your nominations for directors. We are calling out for new board members and executive. We will also be presenting our memorial year-end awards for 2016 Sportsmanship in memory of Carol Schellenberg and our 2016 Volunteer of the Year award in memory of Rick Pohl. Please submit your nominations for these two very special awards to any one of our board of directors prior to the meeting. By the time you read this, our new website will be up and running! We are super excited for this new site as we will be accepting online membership applications and will have the capability to accept clinic and show registrations and fees online. Check it out at www. kelownaridingclub.com.
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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News
By Marlene Quiring
ews from our semi-annual meeting in October won’t be available until next month. Activities with our equines slow down for some of us at this time of the year but it’s always a good time for reflection. I’ve been pondering on a lesson that Jerry Tindell of “Tindell’s Horse and Mule School” frequently focuses on during his club hosted clinics here in Alberta. It’s taken me a while to really understand the importance of learning ALL the steps of what many of us know as the “one rein stop.” Most trainers talk about disengaging the hind quarters, but we need to fully understand and accomplish all the proper steps in this maneuver so that it works for us when we need it! A bad spook or scary encounter can quickly escalate into a panicked response from us and/or into a flight or fight mode for our equine. Thus we and our mount need to have the full drill completely solid so that it is our first and automatic response in a potentially bad situation. Completing all the steps is important in “shutting down the motor” of our equine and keeping control. Not completing this maneuver is why we still hear stories of a mule or horse running off even Carla Perry and her impressive saddle mule though their head is pulled right around by the rider. The first step in this drill is to be serious about learning it fully. We start with teaching good lateral Margie arriving for a Jerry Tindell clinic in Olds this summer. flexion, both sides, without resistance. Once that is soft, we need to work on asking for the equine’s inside hind foot stepping under their belly and through to the other side and also having them pivot around their inside front foot. All of these steps need to be practiced until we can accomplish this with consistency, softness and no resistance. These steps can all be taught on the ground and then transferred to the saddle. Once we have this working well at the walk, then it’s time to also practice it at the trot and then the lope. You can gain a lot of confidence knowing you have this control. If you were not able to take the opportunity to learn with Jerry this year, sign up for next year or consider his helpful DVDs available from www.jerrytindell.com. The value of this drill really came home to me last summer while riding a mule that was aged but actually pretty green. We had a few exciting situations that taught me that I and the mule needed to learn this drill much better! There is always Deb Truman and her young mule in the Colt something to work on and improve so that we ride better and Starting Class developing good flexion. Once fully understood she will eventually move onto Jerry Tindell addressing the auditors during a safer and it’s a lot more fun when you feel confident! controlling the mule’s hindquarters with leg clinic at Westerose. Happy and safe trails! cues.
Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse Submitted by Marjorie Lacy “Parades are a great way to show off your horse. I always enjoy riding my Tennessee Walking Horse in town and this year I rode my home bred 16.2HH black gelding, Karlas Special Knight, in the Ponoka and Red Deer parades. This year was special though. I’d sold Karlas Black Gypsy Charm, and the new owner, Norma Jean Lovell, took the mare into her first ever parade - and won first place! She had a fantastic time. I was so proud! Many Tennessee Walking Horse owners ride their horses in parades thanks to their easy going temperaments. There is always something different for your horse to see and experience in a parade, and it's a great way to introduce the public to them. The Tennessee Walking Horse is a great all round horse! To see more about our Canadian Walkers go to crtwh.ca.” - By Karla Hansen, Ponoka, AB
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Karla and Ken at the Red Deer parade
October 31 was the deadline for submitting your CRTWH Triple Challenge videos for the 2016 Training Levels or the Program For Excellence. However, you may still submit your video to be judged for 2016 until March 31, 2017 upon payment of a late fee. For more information please go to our website crtwh.ca or call Dianne Little at 403-271-7391. All CRTWH memberships are for the calendar year, so 2017 annual membership fees are payable to Canadian Livestock Records any time now. You may contact CLRC at 1-877-833-7110 or www.clrc.ca.
BC Interior Morgan Horse Club
By Nancy Roman
t our October 8th meeting we reviewed the club’s activities this past year and made recommendations for 2017. Deb Miyashita updated our club brochure and will take copies down to the Mane Event in Chilliwack. The Spring Tack Sale was busting out of Oddfellows Hall, so for 2017 we will need a larger venue. For the Pot O Gold Show in May, we are contemplating moving it to a Sunday to help increase attendance. The Greater Vancouver Morgan Horse Association is hosting their show down in Washington again on May 25-28, 2017, so our show should be moved earlier in May. Our Poker Ride in September was so successful; it was suggested to have one in the spring/early summer. We have made plans for our annual Christmas Party to be held at the Funk’s house in Armstrong on Saturday, December 17 (which is also Deb’s birthday – she’s bringing cake!). From 12 noon to 4 pm. The club will provide a turkey, and members and guests are asked to bring a pot-luck accompaniment or snack, as well as a (new) wrapped gift for the gift exchange! The club’s AGM is planned for Saturday February 18th upstairs at the Anchor Inn Pub in Armstrong for 11:30 am (order off menu). Following lunch, Rob Reimer of Trans National Trailer Inc. will give a talk on trailer safety and what is needed when hauling horses. The AGM will follow his presentation. New members and interested parties are welcome to attend. For more information see our Facebook page or e-mail Deb Miyashita at firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Lower Mainland Pony Club Report
By Tracy Carver
eptember 25 marked the final regional event in the show season for our BC Lower Mainland Pony Club members. The annual BCLM Regional Dressage Show was the perfect way to cap off a busy year of training, and showcase just that… the training of our membership’s horses. Our dressage show had our members riding two dressage tests in a division of the same level, judged by EC sanctioned professionals. Beginning with Starter levels at walk and trot, our show featured Pre-Training, Training, First, Second and even Third level divisions, and while riders were showcasing the responsiveness and disciplined training of their horses, they were Hazel and Drew Carver with sister Ariel. also accumulating points for the scores on their Photo by Robin Ray. tests. At the end of the day, awards were given to individuals as well as teams based on their performance and Pony Club level, although the real focus of our members was increasing their scores over their previous performances, evidence of the hours of hard work and preparation for our show. The highlight of show was the Freestyle and Pas de Deux performances by Hadley Jack and Emma Jordan and Drew Carver. Photo by Tracy Carver. Albaek-Christensen. Unlike traditional dressage tests, Freestyle and Pas de Deux are choreographed by the riders and performed to music. Hadley performed an inspiring Freestyle, and was then joined by Emma for a Pas de Deux display, which was a delight to watch, despite technical difficulties with their audio! Held at Island 22 Equestrian Park in Chilliwack, we were fortunate to have Burgi Rommel and Josephine Brower judging and providing feedback for our members. Congratulations goes out to all of our participants and to our Division Champions and Reserve Champions: Starter A Walk/Trot, won by Brianne Tamaki-Chu, reserve Hazel Carver Pre-Training Level won by Hadley Jack, reserve Brooklyn Moon Training Level won by Miranda Spencer, reserve Kassandra Hawes First Level won by Ariel Carver, reserve Hannah Mckinnon Second Level (no entries) Third Level division was won by Marlies Kerkhoven
Makala Louis. Photo by Luwana Louis.
Superb performances and great efforts were put forward Kooper Mansell and Faith Ray. Photo by Robin Ray. by all. And thank you to all of the volunteers for their countless hours and efforts to make this show possible – each and every one of you make a difference and enable this region to provide these opportunities for our membership. For more information about Canadian Pony Club, or to find out how to become involved in our organization, please contact Tracy Carver at 778-999-7400.
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Langley Riders Society Update By Bethany Gildemeister Photos courtesy of Ron McCarthy at RGM Photography
ello from the Langley Riders. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving weekend. Congratulations to the October Games Day High Point winners and a special shout out to the 'Twister Girl' and the three Fairies who paraded around the arena for our Costume Parade! Well done! Can't wait to see everybody at our Awards Banquet on November 19, and to see everybody’s prizes for this year! High Point Winners for October 2nd Games Day George Burns - Bonnie Proctor Jack Benny - Stacy Northey Senior - Bethany Hill Intermediate - Trisha Minet Junior - Cheyenne Grindrod Tiny Mite - Grace Hilderman Lead Line - Kacey Crawford
High Point Winners for October English & Western Show English: Senior - Bethany Hill Intermediate - Kestrel Zalesky Junior - Brooklyn Gildemeister Novice - Jordan Hamilton Walk/Trot 14 & over - Zoe Haramboure Western: Senior - Bethany Hill Intermediate - Alli Ohearn Junior - Brooklyn Gildemeister Novice - Jordan Hamilton
Brooklyn, Kacey and Jaidlynn
Vintage Riders Equestrian Club By Flora Balducci
on't you love those moments of accomplishment with your horse? That feeling when you get the movement right? Are in sync or just at peace? Vintage Riders Equestrian Club, a gathering of horse enthusiasts focused more on enjoyment of equestrian activities rather than competition, provides many opportunities to have more of those moments. Last year's clinic lineup included: Horsemanship with Rich Ketos; a Pole Clinic Fun and camaraderie on an autumn ranch trip with Coach of the Year Jessie Blackmon who Welcome to our Club! challenged horse and rider with intricate arrangements of poles, meant to create rhythm, cadence, collection and extension; a Mountain Trail Prep Clinic; Equifit with Gina Allen, with a focus on fitness and biomechanics; and Saddle Fit with Donna Hawkins. Members also benefited from a talk on trail riding and safety from Brian Harder of Back Country Horsemen, as well as a very informative visit to Clovervalley Vet Hospital, and various social events, just to mention some of the activity of the club. If you are thinking that all the fun was already had this past year, the coming year is looking to be just as full of exploration in all disciplines, as VREC is gearing up for what promises to be another exciting year of sharing experiences and knowledge. Our November AGM will feature a slide show of the club. If you would like to meet with others who share the love of horses, VREC meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month except December, July and August at St. Andrew's Church in Fort Langley. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. A drop-in fee of $10 would be applied towards your membership when you join. For more information contact Carolyn Hunter at kccchunter@ shaw.ca or visit www.vintage-equestrian.ca or see us on Facebook. VREC hosts clinics on a variety of topics with guest clinicians throughout the year 36 • NOVEMBER 2016
Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley AQHA Ride - from ride organizer Jeneane Evans I would like to thank all of you for coming to the AQHA 2016 ride. What a wonderful group to spend the weekend with! By the looks of it everyone had a great time. No injuries to report, except maybe some pride. Lol. Our hosts Clint and Cathy were fantastic. Their children were wonderful. I would like to thank Dena Ross for helping me with the pancakes! I couldn’t have pulled it off without you! Clint and Cathy would love us to come back next year, they want to put in a community fire pit, put in an arena down below, move cabin 4 down to the main camp, and a few other great changes. They will cook for us next time. Thank God! Thank you to Coast Country Tack and Vanderveens Hay Sales for your sponsorship! Thank you all again. Hope to see you all and more next year wherever we go! LMQHA would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU to Jeneane! It is so wonderful to have organized events outside of shows and you sure have taken the bull by the horns there and shown great dedication to the cause :) Great Job!
Upcoming Please plan on attending the AGM in November. We need your input and your help for LMQHA to continue to succeed and grow. Please consider joining a committee or stepping on the board as many hands make light work. Stay tuned to the LMQHA page of BCQHA.com and LMQHA'S Facebook page for dates and up-todate information.
Other News Congrats to LMQHA director Jaimy Wall (Hutton) and her husband Conrad on the birth of their son Jasper on October 6th! Deepest condolences to the Mulford family on their loss of Bev. She was a well-loved member of the Quarter Horse family and will be sorely missed.
Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association President: Mellissa Buckley, email@example.com, 604-729-6616 Website: http://bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha Visit our Facebook page
BC Miniature Horse Club Update By Terri Brown
ell hello there November!! My little minis are getting fuzzier by the day. We are still a busy little group with October visits to Milner Feeds Customer Appreciation Day, an Adiva Murphy Clinic and of course we were in attendance for the ever popular Mane Event in Chilliwack. In case that wasn't enough we are putting on a Spooktacular Fun Show on October 30. We are so much more than just a show club!! We are a FUN club!! November boasts our fabulous year-end award celebration and our AGM. Again this year we will be at Andreas on 56th in Langley. November 19 is the date and Heather Ward is graciously handling ticket sales which are $25 for an adult. It will be a great night with great people celebrating their accolades for the year. Of course the food is always delicious and we will have a silent auction packed full of goodies to bid on! We will also be drawing our raffle at the AGM so if you do not have tickets, now is the time to get them. Contact me and I can point you in the right direction. Top prize this year is a Double K horse Vac/blower!! Tickets are one for $5 or five tickets for $20. I will try to post a bunch of pictures next issue so you can see first-hand all the fun… or madness as I call it!! Stay tuned to Saddle Up and don't forget to hug your mini today!
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The Back Country Horsemen of BC Story By Lynne Eastman and Donna Rennison, Skeena-Stikine Chapter
Bridging the Gap I had the pleasure of playing a small role in a bridge replacement project at Oliver Creek Trail Seven Sisters Provincial Park between Terrace and Hazelton. This is a well-marked, 17-km trail climbing 1500 m (4920 feet) to the alpine. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail. Now, since my horse and I had no experience riding with pack horses, we discovered very quickly they definitely add a different dynamic to a group ride. We had a few incidences of shifting packs and tantrums (by horses) but after many hours of riding through the beautiful coniferous forest we caught sight of a pristine lake that would be our campsite for the night. Although hot and tired, we all arrived safe and sound. At last we get to relax! Wrong! This is back country riding and you soon realize that your work has just begun... no cold beverages yet! The horses have to be unsaddled, groomed, watered and fed; then camp set up and the packs unloaded – I guess what makes back country riding the best is after, when you get to sit down and regale the stories of the day’s ride and you realize you are right where you want to be. Early on Saturday morning, Richard, Donell and the BC Parks crew worked very hard to have the old bridge pulled out as the helicopter was arriving soon with the new material. The crew had to dig into the creek bank, by hand, to secure the large replacement brace beams. It was heavily treed, so the helicopter pilot had only a small area to drop the new material for the bridge. This was done in two large, heavy loads, perfectly lowered close to the building site. What an accomplishment, as they got all this completed in one day. It just shows how good planning pays off in the long run as everything went smoothly right down to the weather. It was a proud and happy group that celebrated by a campfire that night and, as a bonus, we were joined by other members of the club, so there was lots of laughter and stories to share about the day’s activities. Sunday arrived and we got to explore the rest of the trail up to the alpine meadows of the Seven Sisters. Funnily enough the only time I had an issue with my horse was getting over that beautiful new cedar bridge – I guess she figured it just did not belong on that back country trail. The alpine meadows were not a disappointment and what a wonderful reward after a long, tough climb. Sadly, after an hour, it was time to return home with the plan to return again and stay overnight, so we would have more time explore this beautiful area. Nearing the end of the trail, when all was quiet and serene, one of the pack horses got so excited about the ride coming to an end and his job finally over, that he figured he would head off by himself at a faster pace; unfortunately, he left his pack along the trail so, what was going to be such a celebration for him turned into a training session – was his lesson learnt? I hope I get to find out on my next overnighter with the Skeena-Stikine Back Country riders. Just a thought I would like to share with you: All the articles you read in Saddle Up magazine about building trust and communication with your horse all come into play on a ride like this. High-lining, unfamiliar horses, different feeding methods -- these are huge stresses on you and your horse and how you handle these are continually building that strong relationship we seek. This project was funded by a $4100 grant from BC Parks. A huge thank you for the many hours of planning and organizing of this project go to Richard and Donna Rennison, Donell Steele and Pati Dougan, President of the Skeena-Stikine Chapter, who worked in cooperation with BC Park Supervisor, Brian Last, and Park Rangers, Daniel Schneider and Mark Walkosky, and Quantam Donell Lamele Steele, Ric Rennison, Mark Walkosky and Daniel Schneider Helicopter.
Back Country Horsemen Provincial Executive • http://bchorsemen.org
President: Brian Wallace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-569-2324 • Vice President: Mary Huntington, email@example.com, 250-577-3555 Vice President: Lisa Galanov, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-672-0099 • Vice President: Catherine Davidson, email@example.com, 250-337-4085 Secretary: Rose Schroeder, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-854-1245 • Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, email@example.com - 250-832-1596 Past President: Ybo Plante, firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-361-6290
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BC Rodeo Association BCRA 2016 Finals Champions
Bareback ~ Cash Kerner, Savona BC Saddle Bronc ~ Colt Smith, Okotoks AB Bull Riding ~ Lane Cork, Quesnel BC Tie Down Roping ~ Steve Lloyd, Quesnel BC Steer Wrestling ~ Luke Simonin, Naramata BC & Ryan Culligan, OK Falls BC Breakaway Roping ~ Katrina Ilnicki, Williams Lake BC Ladies Barrel Racing ~ Shayle McLeod, Monte Creek BC Team Roping ~ Ryan MacNaughton & Dustin Shields / Tim Terepocki & Ty Lytton Junior Breakaway Roping ~ Harley Antoine, Cache Creek BC Junior Barrel Racing ~ Kali Atkings, Fort St. John BC Junior Steer Riding ~ Lane Paley, Quesnel BC PeeWee Barrel Racing ~ Taylan James, Cache Creek BC
Expression of Interest (EOI) BC Rodeo Association Finals
An Expression of Interests is being offered to applicants who are interested in producing the 2017 BC Rodeo Association Finals. Proposal Packages will be available November 15, 2016 through the BCRA office. Proposal closing date and time is 10:00 am February 13, 2017. Check our website at www.rodeobc.com
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE COWBOY WAY ALIVE PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR SPONSOR PACKAGE FOR PARTNERSHIP OPTIONS AT www.rodeobc.com OR CALL THE BCRA OFFICE AT 250.457.9997 BC Rodeo Association, Box 71, 2393 Back Valley Rd, Cache Creek BC, V0K 1H0 Phone: 250.457.9997 • Fax: 250.457.6265 • email@example.com • www.rodeobc.com Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2016 BCRA Board of Directors:
President: Gord Puhallo 250.394.4034, firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President: Trish Kohorst 250-961-9005, email@example.com
Bernie Rivet 250-305-6280, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ty Lytton 250-706-3580, email@example.com Ray Jasper 250-991-8391, firstname.lastname@example.org Aaron Palmer 250-851-6725, email@example.com Wade McNolty 250-398-0429, firstname.lastname@example.org Allison Everett 250-296-4778, email@example.com
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Clubs & Associations 27 Years of Celebrating Long Ears www.AlbertaDonkeyandMule.com members from across Canada and the US
CANADIAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION CanTRA promotes the benefits of Therapeutic Riding across Canada by raising awareness, provided education, and setting national standards for the instructor certification, centre accreditation, and other programs.
armstrong enderby riding club Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 5/17
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.cantra.ca
CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, www.chilliwackridingclub.ca 8/17 Want to enjoy miles of beautiful new trails with your equine partner in BC? Try Endurance Riding! We welcome all levels of riders and all breeds of equines.
Info on clinics and events at www.erabc.com 6/17
BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Tina Knott 250-743-9114, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, www.bccarriagedriving.com 12/16 BC COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. www.bcctra.ca Pres: Tammy Mercer 250-335-3390, email@example.com 7/17 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 6/17 firstname.lastname@example.org, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ. BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Debbie Miyashita 250-804-2928, email@example.com, Meetings, Clinics, Trail Rides, Socials, www.bcimhc.com 11/16 BC LOWER MAINLAND PONY CLUB For horse lovers ages 6-25; Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, PPG & more! Tracy 778-999-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org 2/17 BC MINIATURE HORSE CLUB. All mini lovers welcome. President: Vicki Schulz 604-240-3250, www.miniaturehorsesbc.com, Facebook BCMHC. Clinics & Fun Days 3/17 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB www.bcphc.com, APHA & All Breed Show Programs, Scholarship, Trail Riding & Free Award opportunities, email@example.com 10/17
The Equine Foundation of Canada We are the first charitable organization devoted to equines to be registered by Revenue Canada. Providing funds to veterinary students, veterinary colleges, rescue units and other worthwhile equine causes.
Contact us at www.equinefoundation.ca or call Bob Watson, President 403-378-4323
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BC ranch cutting horse assoc. (Fraser Valley) Janice Reiter 604-381-2245 or Penelope Broad 604-513-5985, www.bcrcha.com 9/17 BC RODEO ASSOC., #5-150B Oliver St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 250-398-4104 Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rodeobc.com 8/17 BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP, Shelley Fraser 604-8578882, Show Secretary: Ulli Dargel 604-421-6681, www.bcsporthorse.com 2/17 Team Cattle Penning is a race against the clock to have 3 riders pen 3 of 30 numbered head of cattle. Each rider is rated to their current abilities and the three riders on a team make up the maximum allowed number for the division they are riding. Example: a 10 Class is made of a 4-rated rider and two 3-rated riders. The herd is on one end of the arena and the foul line is usually 1/3. DON’T BLOW OUT!! YEE HAW!! www.bctpca.net
BC WELSH PONY & COB ASSOC., www.facebook.com/bcwelshponyandcob, Newsletter & website to market Ponies/Cobs! Kathy 250-456-7462 5/17 BURNABY HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION, (Burnaby BC), Self-Boarding Barns, Riding Rings, Trails, Clinics, Lessons, Open Houses, www.burnabyhorsemensassociation.com 3/17
Interior cutting horse association www.ichacutting.com New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 4/17 KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, www.kelownaridingclub.com contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 11/17 LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, www.langleyriders.com. English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 6/17 LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley, email@example.com, http://bcqha.com/index.php/LMQHA 8/17
North OK therapeutic riding assoc. 250-549-0105 www.notra.info Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 4/17 OKANAGAN MINIATURE HORSE CLUB (Vernon) Shows, Clinics, Fun Days, Inhand/Driving. Ally 250-542-6739, Allylebel@hotmail.com. Join us on Facebook 5/17 OLIVER RIDING CLUB Pres.: Max Alexander 250-497-5199, annetteglover@ telus.net, Eng & West Shows/Events & Social Riding, www.oliverridingclub.com 12/16
100 Mile & District Outriders
Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more.
President: Denise Little E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.100mileoutriders.com
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Clubs & Associations REGION 17 ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC., Clubs in Western Canada, Terry Johnson, email@example.com, youth activities, shows, stallion auction, clinics, www.region17.com 12/16
PACIFIC ASSOC. OF THE ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO HORSE (PAALH) www.paalh.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; 250-992-1168 4/17
Overnight it or Stay in Revelstoke BC
Peruvian Horse Club of BC
Visit our website www.phcbc.ca for upcoming events, trail rides, clinics & additional contact information. We welcome everyone from the recreational rider to the serious show rider. 4/17 President: Rob Sjodin 250-833-1188 • email@example.com
SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, http://bcqha.com/index.php/scqha 7/17 VERNON DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, www.vernonridingclub.com, 250-540-7344 Shows, Clinics, Pony Club, Facility Rental. “Come Ride With Us!” 7/17 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Amber 250-392-6402 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wcra.info 6/17
What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2016/2017 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 email@example.com, www.smithshow.com
1-Mar 31 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Glenn Stewart, Colt Starting & Horse Development, Baldonnel BC, www.thehorseranch.com 4-6 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Black Creek BC, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 4-6 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, Rocky Mountain House AB, Rebecca firstname.lastname@example.org, www.forthehorse.com 5-6 EC GENERAL PERFORMANCE & WESTERN JUDGES CLINIC, Olds College, Olds AB, www.albertaequestrian.com 10-13 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, Edmonton AB, Jean email@example.com, www.forthehorse.com 12 JUNIOR TIMED EVENT JACKPOT at noon, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2716, www.chevyequine.com 13 BARREL RACE at noon & Rope at 2 pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2716, www.chevyequine.com 18 HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN, Fundraising Banquet, Spall Golf Course, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 or see us on Facebook 18-20 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, Whitehorse YK, Angela firstname.lastname@example.org, www.forthehorse.com 19 HORSEY LADIES CARIBOO, Fundraising Banquet, Wildman’s Restaurant, Interlakes BC, Cheryle 250-593-4139 21-26 CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION, Regina SK, www.agribition.com 27 BARREL RACE at noon & Rope at 2 pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2716, www.chevyequine.com 28 FALL YEARLING & MIXED SALE, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey BC, www.harnessracingbc.com
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SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, (private clinic) Calgary AB, www.forthehorse.com AERC AWARDS BANQUET, Oddfellows Hall, Armstrong BC, details at www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com or on club’s FB page BARREL RACE at noon & Rope at 2 pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2716, www.chevyequine.com CARAVAN FARM THEATRE, “The Orphan’s Dream” Winter Sleigh Ride Show, Armstrong BC, www.caravanfarmtheatre.com BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Christmas Party, Armstrong BC, See club FB page or e-mail Debbie at email@example.com
ALBERTA HORSE CONFERENCE, Strathcona County Community Centre, Sherwood Park AB, www.albertahorseindustry.ca
BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB AGM, Anchor Inn Pub 11:30 am, Armstrong BC, more on club FB page or e-mail Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
(tba) SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, Winnipeg MB, Teri email@example.com, www.forthehorse.com 4 TACK SALE, hosted by BC Interior Morgan Horse Club, location TBA, info Nancy 250-546-9922 10-12 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, (private clinic) Calgary AB, www.forthehorse.com
(tba) SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, Whitehorse YK, Angela firstname.lastname@example.org, www.forthehorse.com 21-23 THE MANE EVENT, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, 1-844-578-7518, www. maneeventexpo.com 21-23 SCHOOL OF LEGERETE CLINIC w/Isla Adderson, (private clinic) Calgary AB, www.forthehorse.com
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Over 15 acres of prime level land in the best location in Vernon BC. Large custom built executive home, 5,486 sq. ft., 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and has numerous quality features. 48x36 barn with six 12x12 large stalls, powered garage doors, centre aisle way, Dutch stall doors, hay loft, heated tack room w/hot & cold water. 36x48 hay shed (1/3 stall shavings, 2/3 hay, equipment & RV storage) alfalfa/grass mix. 12 paddocks, 200x100 outdoor riding arena. RV sani-dump, 2 septic systems, automatic watering systems.
Located at the end of a private road, this beautiful 82 acre property has a log home, swimming pool, barn, round pen, 28x48 shop, 3 bay storage area and more. Property has 15 acres of hayfields and is perimeter and cross fenced. Log home has 5 bedrooms and is great for entertaining with the large kitchen and living room. The brand new deck and swimming pool are great for those hot summer days. Only 25 minutes from Williams Lake this property is close to all amenities.
4560 Carriage Court, Vernon BC $2,688,000 MLS 10124648
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