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ell the fall fairs are over, what a month September was! The last few horse shows and events are happening in the next month, and then it slows way down till spring. Thoughts now turn to getting winter hay in, and more wood to ease those chilly nights. I am really irritated about something, and just have to rant. Why is it horse people ask for more horse shows and events… then when the day comes they don’t support it? I have been to a few events this year when I asked myself, well where is so-and-so, and her, and him, why aren’t they here? Me announcing at AERC. It’s in their neighbourhood – why is there such a low Photo by Cathy Reggelsen. turnout? Now don’t give me that ‘too expensive to haul’ thing. And that the fees were too much. You own a horse? You show? Do you collect points? Expect the fees. You ski? Golf? Have your kid(s) in sports? All sports cost money (and travel time)… you chose ‘equestrian’! Too busy you say? I always love that comment… you think the rest of us aren’t busy? Some people are generous to give their time, and some just plain selfish and uncaring. It won’t be long before the VOLUNTEERS that take on these jobs give up, and you won’t have that event (or club) anymore. Now you’ll have to travel further for ‘equestrian’, rather than support what is in your very own backyard. (rant over) I am looking forward, as usual, to the Mane Event coming up at the end of the month in Chilliwack. It’s always nice to meet up with familiar faces and meet our readers. And of course the show is also a good educational and shopping experience for everyone!

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Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) News Update


he 46th edition of CWA will be held November 21-26, 2016 in Regina SK. Agribition Pro Rodeo, presented by Ford, features four nights of top rodeo athletes competing for $100,000 in prize money. "Rodeo at Agribition has become a sellout event and it will be a hot ticket again this year," says Chris Lane, CWA Chief Executive Officer. The Mosaic Company and CWA are once again partnering to offer a free night of rodeo on Wednesday, November 23. This is a great opportunity, especially for first-timers, to experience a unique entertainment event at no charge. "The free rodeo night allows anyone to be part of the new Pro Rodeo event. Wednesday is also Indigenous Theme Night for those in attendance to experience Indigenous culture," said Mosaic's Sr. Director, Public Affairs - Sarah Fedorchuk. "This is Mosaic's second year supporting Agribition and we are excited to be part of Saskatchewan's signature agriculture event again in November". Back by popular demand, Full Contact Jousting will be featured at Agribition in the prime timeslot Tuesday evening. Full Contact Jousting provides an unchoreographed, action-packed event for the whole family. Tickets for Agribition Pro Rodeo and Full Contact Jousting can be purchased from the CWA office, the Brandt Centre box office, or ticketmaster.com. Canadian Western Agribition is the best beef show on the continent and the largest livestock show in Canada. The show is anchored by beef cattle and features horses, bison, sheep, goats and an extensive agribusiness trade show. CWA continues to promote the expansion, development and interest in agriculture.

Cover Feature Pyke And Buckley Performance Horses Enjoy the journey... At PB Stables, Langley BC Congratulations to the show team on a great year filled with many accomplishments and success! It was a great year of wins, success and personal growth for all of you, while enjoying good times and making wonderful memories. I am touched to have been trusted to guide you and be your greatest cheerleader along the way. You all are so special to all of us! In 2016 we have produced AQHA winners in: Halter, Showmanship, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Ranch Horse and more in Rookie, Youth, Amateur, Novice and Open as well as All Around Awards in BC and WA Thank you also to all our wonderful clients who have learned so much and come so far, you are a joy to teach and train for. It is amazing to be a part of your lives, your horse’s education and to have you all as part of the “family”. Thank you also to our employees, friends and family who help so much behind the scenes. Your everyday support and contribution to the daily experience is worth it’s weight in gold. We would be happy to tailor make a program suited to you and your horse. Our full board facility boasts a large indoor arena with new footing, hot water wash rack, roomy stalls and large paddocks. Very competitive rates on both training and board.

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Harbor the Gold Colt Tops WTBOA Summer Sale By Susan van Dyke A yearling colt by leading Pacific Northwest sire, Harbor the Gold, sold for $78,000 to top the 2016 Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association (WTBOA) Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale.


he Sale was held August 23 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion, located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. Consigned by Griffin Place, agent, the dark bay colt is out of the young Majesterian mare, Dark Diva, a full sister to a trio of stakes winners and a half-sister to $247,867 stakes winner Highland Games. The yearling was purchased by the partnership of One Horse Will Do Hip # 66 sold for $50,000 (Cheri Wicklund Photo)

Hip # 62 sold for $78,000 (Ali Hull Photo) Corporation and Jack Arnold. One Horse Will Do Corporation has done well with previous sons of Harbor the Gold purchased out of WTBOA Sales, including multiple-state champion, Hollywood Harbor, and 2016 Emerald Downs horse of the meet, O B Harbor, a three-time 2016 stakes winner who finished third in the Longacres Mile (G3) just nine days prior. Robin Mason (Carnation Racing Stables) co-bred and raised the handsome sale topper. Two colts were obtained on $50,000 bids. Successful Southern California trainer Mark Glatt signed as agent for the first, an Exchange

Hip # 98 sold for $50,000 (Cheri Wicklund Photo) Rate colt, the first foal out of Washington horse of the year and multiple champion, E Z Kitty. The gray/roan colt was bred in Kentucky by Highlander Racing Stables, who sold him under the El Dorado Farms’ banner of Nina and Ron Hagen. One Horse Will Do Corporation also paid $50,000 for a half-brother to three-time Grade 3 stakes winner, Summer Hit. The colt, which is 6 • OCTOBER 2016


from the final crop of leading California sire Tribal Rule and out of multiple stakes producer, Mia F Eighteen, was bred and consigned by William and Mary Lou Griffin’s Griffin Place. Of the 15 yearlings bringing a $30,000 or more top bid, only three were fillies. The first, a daughter of Nationhood out of multiple stakes producer Sweethrtofsigmachi, was bred and consigned by Dr. Duane and Sue Hopp’s Castlegate Farm and purchased by David Greenshields. The second young distaffer, also consigned by Griffin Place as agent, was a daughter of two-time British Columbia leading sire Finality. Already the dam of BC champion filly Finality’s Charmer, since the catalogue went to press, not one or two, but three other of Wednesday’s Out daughters have won stakes, including two-year-old Something Better. She was purchased by trainer Greg Tracy, who is highly successful on the Alberta circuit. The third yearling filly – a daughter of Lucky Pulpit out of Alki Beach, who is a full sister to three Washington champions – was consigned by Bar C Stables Inc., Agent for 3480 Equine LLP, Brad Auger and signed for by Lila Auger. All three fillies brought $30,000. Results show that of the 114 horses consigned in the summer yearling session, 84 sold for a $1,431,900 total, which was 1.24 percent better than the 2015 sale which saw 76 yearlings bring a $1,413,900 gross. While the average dropped over eight percent to $17,040 from the 2015 figure, the median rose a substantial 50 percent to $15,000. It had hovered between $9,500 and $10,500 at the previous three Washington sales. Twenty-four summer yearlings failed to find a new home and there were six outs. TOP PRICES Hip Number / Sex / Pedigree / Consignor; Buyer / Price 62: Colt, Harbor the Gold-Dark Diva, Griffin Place, Agent; One Horse Will Do Corporation and Jack Arnold, $78,000 66: Colt, Exchange Rate-E Z Kitty, El Dorado Farms LLC, Agent for Highlander Racing Stables; Mark Glatt, Agent, $50,000 98: Colt, Tribal Rul-Mia F Eighteen, Griffin Place; One Horse Will Do Corporation, $50,000 36: Colt, Stay Thirsty-Adorable Lydia, Griffin Place, Agent; Mark Glatt, Agent, $47,000 23: Colt, Harbor the Gold-Time for Magic, Critter Creek Farm, Agent for Ken W. Miles; Ron Crockett Inc., $40,000 For complete sales results or to view the catalogue, go to www.washingtonthoroughbred.com.

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Tevis Ride 2016: A Winning Formula

By Caroline Williams

Most distance riders know about the Tevis Cup -- the world’s toughest endurance ride. One hundred miles of remote California mountain trail with 6.6 km of elevation gain. Up to 200 starters with an approximate average 50% completion rate. Finishing in the dark, even for the front-running riders. With a modest number of endurance miles under her belt, none of which were rides that exceeded 50 miles, she completed the 2016 Tevis on her notably “not an Arab,” Connemara-Thoroughbred-cross, 14.3hh, 14-year-old mare, M &M’s Gabriella (Gabby). Beginner’s luck? Probably not, when you dig a bit deeper. Dedication to the sport is a given if you want to compete at Tevis. Distance riding, both Competitive Trail and Endurance, is a bit more difficult when you live in the Pacific playground called Vancouver Island. There are some great competitions on the island, but there are many more distance riding competitions to choose from on the mainland. Transporting your horse off the island is an extra cost and takes more travel time so, if you want to compete, it comes at a cost. Sacha and Gabby did compete at a few rides on the mainland over the last five years and placed well in the most recent competitions. The pair’s competition miles were one 50-miler in 2011, three 50-milers in 2014, two in 2015 and one 50-miler in 2016, placing both First and Best Condition in this last competition. Sacha researched the Tevis Cup by talking to others that had ridden it and taking the advice on the Tevis website seriously. She conditioned her horse the last 5 months by riding up Mount Washington and Forbidden Plateau for aerobic and hill conditioning. Being able to condition your horse in the rugged terrain of Vancouver

Sacha and Gabby on trail


ruelling heat in the canyons and miles of single track, where passing is impossible. Combined with a controlled start behind a pace rider, with 170 riders on incredibly fit and hyped-up horses, Tevis throws a lot of challenges at any rider. The Tevis trail starts south of Truckee, California, and in part follows old gold and silver mining trails to Auburn, California, 100 miles away. Start time is 5:15 am on the Saturday in July closest to the full moon, and finishing time is 24 hours later. Despite all these challenges, Vancouver Island’s Sacha Edgell wanted to do the Tevis as soon as she read about it years ago.

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Island, several months before the snow melts in much of the rest of Canada, was undoubtedly an advantage. Also in their favour, this pair has done many long days in the Chilcotin mountains in the past, setting them up to handle the rugged terrain and the mental strain of a seemingly never-ending day. Developing trust in one another on

Tailing out of Canyons. To save the horse’s energy and if you are having to go slow, you hang on to your horse’s tail and it pulls you up slope. Saves lots of energy for both you and the horse, especially on long slow uphills or even on the flat if you want. The horse gets a break because you are not riding them and the rider gets to stretch their legs and get pulled uphill. You always have a long lead line or single long rein going to their halter/bridle as well as hanging on to the fleshy upper part of the tail as you go.

steep and narrow trails where one misstep can mean disaster was important during Tevis. Sacha just started pushing Gabby a bit faster in endurance competitions last year, to see what she could really do. This helped her learn about how Gabby reacts under stress of higher speed competitions. At one point during the Tevis ride, Sacha was concerned that Gabby was getting colicky, so she got off and walked her for a while. Thankfully, it resolved on its own. During the long downhills into the canyons where it is impossible to pass anyone, she got off and walked down the hills, to save her horse. She took her time, but realized the importance of not wasting an instant. In addition to all the things that she did right, her crew consisted of her veterinarian husband and a young veterinarian student, both extremely competent and caring individuals. In the end, Sacha and Gabby place 57th out of 87 finishers and 165 starters. This is a result to be proud of, and the result of a winning formula put together by someone who really wanted to complete this ride. A couple of weeks after the ride, Sacha discovered that she had been riding with a fractured wrist, the result of a riding incident on another horse a couple of weeks before Tevis.




Are we strengthening or weakening the natural impulse of our horses? Horses prefer to take flight when anxious, worried, bothered, and/or confused. If they can’t take flight, they will fight. A horse only has one brain. We all realize this, but what does that really mean?


any people feel that if a horse has a problem area, they can just step around it, leave it, or avoid it and it won’t be a problem. Whatever we teach that brain is something the horse will use as a go-


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to reaction whenever needed. If we teach a horse to think in all situations, that’s what he will do. If we leave him reacting to a certain situation or situations and then avoid those situations because of



the way the horse reacted, then reacting instead of thinking can become the horse’s go-to behaviour. This reacting can show up when something new comes along as well as whatever he was reacting to earlier. This will not serve him or us well. I describe a thinking horse as one that is calm and thinks. For example, the horse steps slowly out of the trailer rather than rushing out backwards, or calmly accepts a back cinch rather than bucks at the feel of one. He calmly thinks his way through things rather than panicking, bolting, pulling back, spooking and so on. All too often, trainers or owners don’t know how to fix a problem, even if it’s one they have created. Then the plan they come up with is, “He doesn’t like that, so I just won’t do it.” The only way they know there is a problem is because they have seen it happen. So they avoid the problem. Let me give a couple of examples.

Let’s say a horse bucks if there is a back cinch or the horse gets upset if asked to canter. If the trainer or owner says, “Let’s just not use a back cinch anymore,” or “Let’s not ask him to canter anymore,” the horse has learned or been taught (whatever you want to call it) that reacting is an option if he feels the need. As I mentioned earlier, the owner or trainer wouldn’t know there was a problem unless they had tried something a time or two or many, then given up because the reaction was getting worse. If this happens, then the horse has learned/been taught that the bad behaviour can be used at a later date for any type of situation because it works. Examples could be bucking, bolting or kicking. The horse’s natural instinct to flight or fight has been strengthened instead of weakened. The opposite would happen if the cowboy/cowgirl is handy enough, reads the horse and uses the right feel and timing for the problem they are having. The issue would become less and in this scenario the horse gets taught to use the one brain it has to think. Let’s say the horse is relatively good with things, but you “can’t” use a back cinch because the time/times you tried in the past, the horse ran off or bucked out of the pressure or feel of the back cinch. If left that way the horse knows there is always the option of acting out if something they don’t like or understand happens in the future. This behaviour is not just limited to the back cinch.

As a trainer and teacher, I really don’t give myself the luxury of saying this horse doesn’t like this or that. For me, it is just another way of blaming the horse and giving myself an excuse for not having the skill, ability or understanding to get the job done. If I don’t give myself that option, then I have to figure it out, improve, and learn so I can get it done. I’ve dealt with plenty of horses over the years that I didn’t think I was going to be able to make a change in. But because I didn’t give myself the option, I had to think harder, stay with it longer, ask myself more questions and question every move I made until I could make the change(s) I wanted. Be wary of allowing yourself, and others, to avoid, make excuses and teach horses to react and strengthen their natural instincts. I believe it is my responsibility as a horse owner to give them all that they deserve and more. In the end, I’m the one who benefits the most for learning what I need to do to be able to help the horse become more, rather than less, because of me. Glenn offers year-round educational horsemanship programs at his facility near Fort Saint John, BC, and a professionals program. He is also available to travel and conduct clinics. For more information on Glenn and The Horse Ranch visit www. thehorseranch.com. (See his listing in our Business Services section under ‘Trainers’)

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Fox Hunting: What is it?

By Alicia Harper

Strangely enough, although not well known currently, fox hunting is actually what developed our current hunters. Fox hunting is essentially cross-country jumping at a fast pace, chasing hounds which are supposed to be chasing a fox. Although it’s not quite that simple, those are the basics.


ox hunting is very traditional and that may be where the tradition in hunters comes from. Here in BC, we have only one group that does hunts and that is the Fraser Valley Hunt. Not all hunts actually chase a live fox, though – the group here in BC has their hounds follow a scent laid by a rider on a horse, so no actual foxes are harmed. On a hunt, riders gather at a pre-determined location, the hounds are released and the riders follow the hounds, usually in groups. The Fraser Valley Hunt (FVH) usually has three groups; one for those who are more adventurous, a middle group that generally spends a majority of the time at a canter, and the last group generally trots with a small amount of canter. Riding right behind the hounds is the huntsman, who is responsible for the hounds, and one or two whippers-in, who help the huntsman with the hounds. Horses and hounds race to follow the scent for 5-10 minutes and then rest. The hounds usually need a rest as well as the riders. Horses that hunt should be well-schooled horses that have been exposed to a number of jumping obstacles in the cross country field as well as in the hunter ring. Hunt horses should be surefooted to handle the varying terrain; their legs should be solid for the terrain. Hunt horses should be fit, as hunts can last for a long time -- anywhere between 2-4 hours, although the longest FVH is 2.5 hours; however, horses can spend the majority of that time at the canter. Jumps in the hunt field can be made of parts of fences, gates, logs and any natural obstacle that made be found in a farmer’s field. Horses should be exposed to those types of obstacles before the hunt. Riders who ride in the hunt should come dressed in not-necessarily formal attire but neatly dressed, with boots, breeches and a nice jacket. Formal jackets are not required but neatness shows respect for the huntsman and the hunt. Riders should be capable of walk, trot and canter as well as two-point. Riders should be capable of jumping small logs. The majority of the jumps here in BC are optional, but not always. Hunting can be a lot of fun and I encourage everyone to come out and give it a try in the off season. It’s a great way to develop your horse and your relationship with your horse as well as stay fit during the fall and winter months. 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. (See Hylee Training in our Business Services section under ‘Trainers’)

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Turn on the Haunches, Part 2 By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz | Photos courtesy of Rebecca Wieben

In last month’s article, we explained how to correctly execute a turn on the haunches. In this month’s article, we would like to discuss common problems while performing a turn on the haunches.

The horse is overbent into the turn with The horse is overbent into the turn. In The rider is clearly sitting off to the right a slight head tilt. This is caused by this position, it is harder for the horse to side. The horse is stepping sideways into the turn as shown by the hind legs step across while maintaining clear steps the rider pulling with too much inside rein. The horse is dropping his outside behind. stepping across rather than forward. shoulder making it more difficult for him to do the cross-over step.

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s a review, there are two ways to perform a correct turn on the haunches for Western dressage. Both are to be judged equally. The first method is to keep the inside hind leg as the pivot foot. The horse is allowed to pick up and set down the pivot foot when needed to relieve stress on the leg. The front legs will cross over one another, outside over inside. The second method, the horse will walk a small circle with the hind legs, while the front legs cross over. The size of the circle of the hind legs can be one metre in diameter. Common Faults 1. The horse steps towards the inside of the turn with his inside hind leg -- he is leg yielding away from the rider’s outside leg in an effort to try and avoid the bending of the joints of his hind legs. Try using less outside leg and turn the horse more from the outside upper inner thigh. You may also need more outside rein to prevent the horse from stepping in. Changing the position of the outside pushing leg may also be needed. Sometimes if the leg hasn’t been positioned back the horse will think side pass instead of turn. Moving the leg a little further back may be all that is needed. Also be aware of how your weight is placed. If your weight is too much to the outside of the turn this may push the horse sideways. Stay centered and turn from your center, like a barber shop pole. 2. Incorrect turn, such as doing a turn on the forehand or a turn on the centre -- this usually happens if the rider allows the horse’s hindquarters to swing out. The rider needs to apply more outside leg adjusted further back to block the hip from swinging. If the horse keeps swinging out with his outside hind leg, start the exercise in a corner and only ask for a quarter turn. The wall can act as a block on the outside. Again, check your position and make sure your body is turning with the horse. 3. The horse is overbent in the neck/tilting the head -- the horse should

remain straight (correctly bent) throughout the turn, rather than overbent in the neck or tilting the head. If the horse overbends in the neck or pops out the outside shoulder, this is often caused by the rider pulling the horse through the turn using the inside rein, rather than using the outside aids as turning aids. The inside rein is only there to keep slight inside flexion. Pulling will result in overbend. 4. Turn is too large -- the outside rein defines the size of the turn. To make the turn tighter, bring the outside rein closer to the horse’s neck without crossing over. The outside rein may also have to hold to keep the horse from stepping The horse is stepping back in the turn. The rider is holding too much with both reins. too far forward. Use a deeper, holding seat to slow the steps of the horse. 5. Backing up -- if the horse steps backwards, the rider should turn his body more into the direction of the turn to engage the horse forward while applying more inside leg. The rider may also need to decrease the restraining aids. When applying the aids think outside leg to turn, then inside leg to maintain forward. Alternating between the In this picture, the rider is pulling too hard with the inside rein, causing the rider to be left behind and leaning to the outside. Also, the horse’s shoulder is two will keep the horse being left behind the turn. turning and forward. 6. Loss of correct bend -- the rider needs to maintain the bend with his inside leg and inside rein. #1-7861 Hwy 97N,Vernon, BC 250-545-1537 1-866-703-1133


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Lisa Wieben is a Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor, Chris Irwin Platinum Certified Trainer, and Equine Canada Western Competition Coach. She works with youth, adult amateurs and professionals as well as teaching a 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 competitions as well as obstacle challenges. Lisa has also added Somatics to help her students maintain and create further body awareness as it works to release muscle patterns in the body brought on by stress, injuries, surgeries, and repetitive movements that can be work related. Getting riders in correct balance helps horses develop correct balance. Learn more at her website, www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com. Birgit Stutz is a Chris Irwin Gold Certified Trainer and Coach and offers horse training, riding lessons, clinics, workshops, camps for kids and adults, as well as working student and mentorship programs at Falling Star Ranch in Dunster, BC. Birgit’s passion is to help humans have a better relationship with their horses through understanding of equine psychology and body language as well as fundamental riding skills based on classical dressage. Visit her website at www.fallingstarranch.ca.

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Mane Event is Almost Here!

By Gail Barker

It’s almost here – The Mane Event, October 21–23, 2016 at Heritage Park in Chilliwack BC. The line-up for clinicians and trainers just keeps getting better with the addition of BC trainer, Glenn Stewart joining the group.


his brings the clinician line-up to Warwick Schiller (Reining & Horsemanship); Kay Blandford (Barrel Racing); Leslie Law (Eventing); Charlotte Bredahl (Dressage); Peggy Brown (Centered Riding/Centered Driving); Garn Walker (Cowboy Dressage); with the Trainers Challenge featuring Ed Dabney (Georgia); Evan Bonner (Washington) and TJ Clibborn (Wisconsin). Rounding out the expo will be the presentations on everything from Anatomy in Motion – How the Riders Body Works; How to Manage Your Barefoot Horse; plus equine nutrition, saddle fitting and much more. Since the Youth Pro-Am was such a huge success in Red Deer this spring we have decided to run it in Chilliwack on Friday evening. Youth from 12–18 years are invited to apply to ride in this timed obstacle course with the participating trainers: Warwick Schiller, Ed Dabney, Evan Bonner, TJ Clibborn and Glenn Stewart – this is going to be fun! A new addition to the expo is performances by Endo, the Blind Horse. Endo had to have both eyes removed at the age of 12 but he and his partner, Morgan, have continued working together and will perform demos during the day as well as during the Saturday night Equine Experience. This is truly a story of working through the obstacles as Endo’s handler (Morgan) suffers from Lupus. Don’t miss out on seeing this amazing and inspirational pair. Visit the website www.maneeventexpo.com to buy advance tickets (yes, tickets are still available at the door), a complete list of presenters, schedule of events and information on riding with the trainers/clinicians.

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Mycotoxins: What are they and how do they affect your horse? By Robert Fera Mycotoxins are toxins produced from fungus. They can be found in soil, forages, crops, animal bedding and animal feed made from contaminated ingredients.


hen pzlants and the environment are stressed by extreme drought or moisture, mycotoxins thrive. There are several groups of mycotoxins, each found in different areas and affecting different animal systems.

acceptable limits found in feeds, but mycotoxins can be found in many places other than manufactured feeds. Farm animals are more likely to be exposed to small amounts of mycotoxins over a long period of

Aflatoxins: can cause incoordination, weight loss, tremors, loss of appetite, immune suppression, intestinal disorders, liver damage Fumonisins: depression, ataxia, staggers, head pressing, lameness, seizures, organ failure, neurological disorders, death Ochratoxins: liver and kidney damage, enteritis, reduced growth rate, immune suppression Deoxynivalenlol: immune suppression, liver damage, reduced feed intake, weight loss Ergot Alkaloids and Fescue toxins: abortion, red bag delivery, staggers, extended gestation length, little or no milk production, and digestive disorders When mycotoxins are ingested, they can wreak havoc on a horse’s system. Younger horses are generally more susceptible, even in low doses. Since mycotoxins can affect multiple systems at once, and some symptoms resemble those caused by other diseases, it can be difficult to establish a diagnosis to identify that mycotoxins are in fact causing illness. As mycotoxins are ingested, they are introduced to the gastrointestinal system which is responsible for the conversion of food to energy and for providing immune function. Mycotoxins compromise the digestive system by damaging intestinal cells, increasing mucosal permeability and suppressing the gastrointestinal system’s immune function, resulting in the destruction of the beneficial gut micro flora and its digestive properties. When toxins build up, they enter the blood system through the digestive tract and end up in other systems, causing disease and ultimately reduced performance. Animal feed manufacturers do their best to test ingredients such as corn, oats, and barley coming into the mill, but some mycotoxins can slip through the process. The CFIA and USFDA have set values on 18 • OCTOBER 2016


time than high amounts in a single episode. This is of concern as the mycotoxin build-up over time causes adverse effects on animal health that may not be detected right away. How do we combat the threat? Understanding where mycotoxins come from helps us to identify possible threats or problems. Molds and fungus can be found on pre harvest of hay and straw, and farmers do not have control over certain affecting factors such as drought, excessive moisture, plant stress, and plant maturity. After hay and straw is harvested, the way it is stored will also have an effect on the growth of mold and mycotoxin contamination. Testing of baled hay and straw for mycotoxins is something that can be done when a sample is sent for nutritional analysis.

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We know that horses will be subjected to mycotoxins in their life, so how do we help them overcome these challenges? Since the intestine is the focal point of mycotoxin burden, it is imperative to make sure that we focus on digestive health and function by making sure the balance of the intestinal micro flora is always positive. The use of prebiotics such as mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) as a mycotoxin binder can assist in removal of mycotoxins and harmful organisms from the horse’s intestinal tract. Providing nutrients to support the beneficial bacteria is important as well. The use of probiotics, such as bacillus bacteria strains, will establish and maintain proper beneficial bacteria (microflora) levels in the hind gastrointestinal tract to assist with the breakdown of fibre and absorption of nutrients. Probiotics also increase digestive enzyme activity and increase antibody formation to assist with immune function. When the hind gut is overwhelmed by toxins, the pH of the hind gut can shift creating an acidic environment which leads to acidosis. Acidosis destroys beneficial bacteria and leaves the intestinal lining compromised. The goal of probiotic and prebiotic supplementation when it comes to mycotoxins is to protect the horse’s digestive tract, assist with nutrient uptake, improve immune and hormone function and act as a toxin binder. By taking a proactive approach to the mycotoxin threat by understanding where they come from, ensuring proper harvest and storage of hay and straw and making use of probiotic and prebiotics, the adverse effects of mycotoxins in horses will be greatly decreased. Robert will be speaking at the Mane Event Expo in Chilliwack. Go to www.healthyhorses.ca for details.

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Article References: Richard, JL (2007) International Journal of Food Microbiology Wright, B. (Sept 2003) OMAFRA: Molds, Mycotoxins and their Effect on Horses Robert Fera owns Deerpath Breeding and Development, an equine reproduction facility in Ontario and has years of experience in stallion management, mare care and foaling. He has studied Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health through the Royal Veterinary College in the UK, worked as an animal nutrition consultant for large feed companies, and been invited to speak at animal nutrition conferences in Canada and the USA. Robert is the Animal Health Specialist for Animal Pro Products, the leading developer and manufacturer of digestive probiotic supplements for multiple animal species.


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n fact, it’s a skill that you don’t even need a horse around to work on. It’s a skill that, in my opinion, the majority of people are lacking and aren’t even aware they need. I know we’ve all had those rides, so magical and amazing that we’re on Cloud 9 as we slide off our horse, throwing our arms around his neck and grinning from ear to ear. But, as in all things in life, what goes up must come down… We’ve also all felt the flip side of the best ride ever as well. We’ve all had at least a ride or two in which we’re left wondering what the hell went wrong? The kind of ride that makes you question if you even know the first thing about horses. Have you ever wondered what makes the good rides good and the not-so-good rides… well, not so good? Regardless of your (or your horse’s) skill level, you are in control of the outcome of your rides. Generally speaking, we have a lot more control over creating positive outcomes than we give ourselves credit for. Obviously, understanding timing and feel is essential and being able to correctly implement pressure and release, of course, but more than anything else, the ability to control our responses to real or perceived conflicts will make or break our experiences in life, be it in the saddle or otherwise and as it turns out, there really isn’t much of a difference between how we react to our horse and how we react to other people or situations in life. I used to get quite upset when faced with any kind of confrontation. Not only would I become defensive and reactive but I’d also begin to brace, fight back and become frustrated and angry. I couldn’t think clearly and I’d be thrown off my emotional centre for the rest of the day (if not

Lyric and Jacquie as she gives Lyric time and space to satisfy her curiosity about the bridge. week). It took me far longer than I’d like to admit to realize that the level of discomfort I was experiencing (I thought, because of other people and as a result of these apparent confrontations) was entirely in my own hands. I’ll never forget the first time I realized this. My husband and I run a boarding and training facility in Aldergrove, BC, where we look after all kinds of horses and people. Some are very low maintenance and easy to work for while others can be more of a challenge. For the most part, requests made by owners to alter the way we care for or feed the horses are few and far between and 20 • OCTOBER 2016


Jacquie and her new mare, Lyric, as she recognizes Lyric's tension beginning to rise and she slows down to let Lyric think and breathe rather than pushing and creating a defensive, bracey reaction. almost always with good reasons, having their foundation in a horse’s individual needs being different somehow. These requests are welcomed and accommodated quickly and in the best way we can but, sometimes, just sometimes, we meet someone who feels the need to be constantly altering everything, for no apparent reason. No matter how many changes we make or ways we alter the care to suit their needs, they’re never happy. This one particular boarder was one of those. It didn’t take too long before we all realized that this situation wasn’t going to last and notice was given. Up until this point things had remained pretty stress-free and easy, even up until we all mutually decided that perhaps this particular horse and owner would be happier at another facility that was better suited to customization, but for some reason, only days before the horse was scheduled to leave and move on to another barn, the owner felt it necessary to tear a strip off of me. As I smiled, waved and said good morning on my way past her horse’s paddock, she turned and began a rant that stopped me in my tracks. I listen to her rip apart everything about my stable from the footing in the paddocks to the feeders our horses were eating out of and, as I stood preparing to brace for a fight and feeling the blood in my veins beginning to boil, it dawned on me: I don’t have to engage in this confrontation. I took a deep breath, I released the tension that I’d been allowing to build up and I listened. When she finally came to a close, I asked her, “Do you have any suggestions as to how we could improve these things?” Taken aback, she blinked, thought for a moment and then responded with a few ideas that she felt were acceptable solutions. After she’d given me her suggestions, I thanked her for her input and assured her that we’d consider her feedback carefully for the future and we each went on with our day. Some people are never happy no matter what you do and I’m sure, even if I’d done everything that was suggested to me that day in an attempt to make her happy, she’d still have wanted to change more. We were offering something different than what she was looking for so, in the end, the parting of ways was necessary anyway but the truth of the matter was that I learned a valuable lesson that day! I leaned that confrontations are only confrontations if that’s

what I make them. If I choose to respond to a person or horse with tension, anger, frustration or irritation, I will create a negative experience for us both. If I choose to respond with patience, openness, compassion and boundaries instead I can create a much more comfortable experience. I know, I know, “easier said than done,” but it’s something that you can’t even begin to work on unless Lyric beginning to go from fear and reluctance to move forward (as shown in you become aware of it. photo 1) to curiosity and bravery. I began to consider that if my response to another person was this powerful, I may be affecting my experiences with my horses far more than I thought. Have you ever noticed how if you’re having a bad day, the grumpier you get the worse your day becomes? Not to mention, if you’re having a not-so-good ride, the more frustrated you become the worse the ride gets? As an experiment, when dealing with both people and horses, I began doing my best (which wasn’t and isn’t always good enough) to: - Recognize when I begin to feel the tension rise. - Slow down. Breathe. Think. - Listen and try to understand what they’re struggling with. - Do less trying to get my point across and more trying to understand theirs. In doing this, whether with a person or a horse, I’m able to take a potential confrontation and turn it into an opportunity to clarify communication. However, one thing I’ve noticed over the years is that there is very little difference between how one treats their horse The result of Jacquie's patience and support after she has given Lyric the time and how one treats other and space she needed to feel confident enough to give "The Bull Pen" a try. people. As I said, this is a skill that you don’t even need a horse around to work on! In fact, this is a skill that is easiest to work on without a horse and if you can master it in life, it will come naturally to you in the saddle. Developing control over our own responses and reactions to things that upset us will not only help us have more good rides than bad, it will also help us have more good days! 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) OCTOBER 2016


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How to Prepare Your Horse for a Thermography Session By Lyz Rudolph-Michaels There is some preparation required to ensure the best possible images leading to the most useful interpretations. Planning enough time before your appointment to make sure you have all prep completed is important!


ailure to follow the guidelines will influence the quality of your horse’s scan and interpretation and standby charges could apply if your thermographer has to wait for you to complete them. A handler (and an assistant, should you need one) MUST be present for positioning of the horse during imaging. A full scan is typically completed in less than an hour, depending on the conditions and cooperation of the horse, and is often done in as little as 20 minutes. (Extra images may be taken to ensure the best possible report, so some angles may be taken more than once to ensure a top quality report.) • LIGHT EXERCISE: The horse should be exercised for about 15-20 minutes to increase blood flow, then acclimatized (rested) for at least 30 minutes before the scan. (In cases where exercise could be detrimental to the horse’s health or where rest is recommended by the veterinarian, scanning will be done without prior exercise.) In very cold weather, the horse should be exercised for longer (20-30 minutes, generally) and acclimated for a shorter period. In hot, humid weather, shorter exercise and longer acclimation is advisable to avoid causing the horse to sweat. All exercise should be low intensity, calm, and relaxed. • GROOMING: The horse should be clean, dry (no sweat!) and settled in a stable or covered area away from drafts, direct sunlight or hot, humid areas. Sun, breezes, dirt, mud, water or moisture will create artifacts and make for less than ideal images and interpretations.









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There are, of course, instances where these guidelines must be modified. For example, a body-clipped horse may not be able to stand comfortably for two hours in colder weather before scanning. A horse with a tendency to interfere with itself might not be able to be exercised without protective boots. Some medication must be given as directed and you may not be able to wait 24 hours for the next dose without adversely affecting the horse’s health. The health and safety of you and your horse are paramount. If you cannot meet the guidelines in some way for a health or safety concern, do the best you can and let your thermographer know what you did differently so it can be recorded as an exception and taken into account for the interpretation. Lyz Rudolph-Michaels has been working in the horse industry since 1999, operating as Dynamic Balance Equestrian since 2004. She began as a coach and trainer and expanded to bodywork in 2010 and thermography in 2015. She is a certified CHA Instructor (since 2002), Chris Irwin coach and trainer (2003-2016), certified Equine Therapist (since 2010), Certified level 1 Infrared Thermographer (2015), certified Equine Thermographer (2016). She holds a Diploma of Equine Studies with Distinction (2010), a Certificate of Equine Business with Distinction (2010) from the University of Guelph and is one course away from a Certificate of Equine Welfare also from Guelph. She is the current president of the BC Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork Practitioners and a Director at Large and Instructor for the Horse Protection Society of BC. (See Dynamic Balance Equestrian in our Business Services section under ‘Equine Services’)

CORRECTION: In the September issue (page 19), this photo was cut off. Here is the correct image with caption. This mare has been body clipped, hence the drastic colour change. An old splint can also be seen on the inside of the left foreleg. (Image credit Dynamic Balance Equestrian)

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he Light Horse Show was well-attended again for another year, held during the Bulkley Valley Exhibition in Smithers BC, August 25-28. Entries saw 110 horse/rider participants with 936 entries in total. The show covered every discipline from Breed to Western classes to Jumping, Dressage, Halter, Driving, English Flat, Gymkhana and the crowd favourite Extreme Trail, Bridleless Trail and the Tiny Tots Costume and Leadline classes. The weather was good until Saturday afternoon when it rained, but then it got better for Sunday. James Simpson, Suzanne Wallace and Carolyn Dobbs were great judges to have at the show. The Winners of the High Point prizes are: NSC Betty Thibeault Junior English High Point: Emma Buhr Senior English High Point: Lindsay Murch NSC Junior Western High Point: Andie Baker Senior Western High Point: Emily Winkel Lexy Kirk Junior Dressage High Point: Emma Buhr Lexy Kirk Senior Dressage High Point: Vanessa Saccomani APHA High Point: Courtney Malkow APHA SPB High Point: Bibs Dallaire and Geri Brown AQHA High Point: Breeyelle Harrison APhcc High Point: Emily Winkel Gymkhana Senior High Point: Lory Howard Gymkhana Junior High Point: Cassie Penfold Hunter High Point: Vanessa Saccomani Jumper High Point: Claire Hernes Sherry Motz Senior Sportsmanship: Bibs Dallaire HCBC Junior Sportsmanship: Claire Hernes Jerry Ridennoure Gymkhana Sportsmanship: Roper Dejong Driving High Point: Lesley Flint

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2016 Trainer of the North

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It is a hat trick for Severin Pederson - he has won it for the third year in a row!


n its sixth year, The Trainer of the North Challenge was held during the Bulkley Valley Exhibition in Smithers BC, August 25-28. The Challenge ran over three days, Thursday and Friday, with the finale on Saturday night. And this year was one to remember… it had many twists and turns and kept the audience and the judges Joy Allen, Deanna Reimer and Larry Wierenga on the edge of their seats. The horses that “Just Wishin’ Quarterhorses” supplied were outstanding again. They provide a bit of sass and always come around to the training. Severin drew ‘Kenya’, a wellbuilt filly. Cory drew ‘Dante’, a gelding with a lot of attitude, while Sarah drew ‘Tika’, a sweet timid little filly. The horses were perfectly matched to each trainer’s personality. Sessions were going well until Sarah Newman Friday night when Sarah noticed her filly seemed a bit sore. After a vet check on Saturday it turned out to only be soft feet from the previous wet weather. Cory’s horse on the other hand was a bit off and had to be pulled from the competition. Dante was replaced with the 3-year-old that Kade Mills had trained in the 2015 challenge (‘Rockstar’). Rockstar has not been in any training since he was ridden in 2015. Cory had him for one session only on Saturday morning before the finale on Saturday

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West Coast Classic 2016

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he West Coast Classic Reining Show, held annually by the Western Canadian Reining Association (WCRA) at Chilliwack’s Heritage Park, had another great year. The 2016 event took place on July 15-17, with 109 horse/rider combinations and over 340 runs. Competitors were from all ages ranging from 8 to 75 and many of our competitors came from as far away as Prince George, Vancouver Island and the interior of BC, with a huge contingent from Washington State. It was a pleasure to have Don Burkinshaw and Wendy Nelson, both from Alberta, as the judges for this year’s show. They did a fantastic job, with very consistent and fair judging. Donna Hawkins and Aleesha Harris were our scribes, providing accurate and timely results. West Coast Classic offers the full gamut of NRHA reining classes, along with numerous youth and club beginner classes. Friday night’s big draw was the 3-year-old Futurity for both professional (open) and amateur (non-pro), and the always-entertaining Freestyle classes. The futurity is only for 3-years-olds -- their first show season. They can be ridden either one or two-handed in any legal bit. Freestyle classes are run to music selected by the competitor. Various manoeuvres are required in this class, similar to regular classes, but can be done in any order. This makes for quite an amusing class to watch. Saturday night boasted both our Open and Non-Pro Derby classes. These classes are restricted to horses aged 4 to 6 years of age. With the added money in these classes, this competition is always well attended. For the third year, WCRA has hosted Para-reining, which is reining for those with various disabilities. This took place on Saturday evening, as well as early on Sunday morning. The WCRA was established to promote the sport of reining at the grass roots level by offering a convenient forum for reining enthusiasts to compete and improve their skills. Our goal is to make reining a fun, family-oriented event, while still offering purses that draw top non-pro and open competitors. WCRA also has a strong commitment to our youth by offering activities, awards, and classes that support and encourage the “future reiners” in BC. Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers. You are essential to making this show a success. Thank you to all of our competitors for supporting West Coast Classic. We enjoyed having you.

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Wendy Cassel - winner of NRHA Open Freestyle

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2016 WEST COAST CLASSIC REINING SHOW WINNERS Class Name / Rider / Horse / Owner / # of Competitors WCRA Beginner A: Alison Collinge, Colonel The Kid, Alison Collinge, 12 WCRA Beginner Horse Open: Cassie Meikle, Pandy Lena, Mike Vantreight, 20 NRHA Rookie Professional: Nicole Klassen, Hercs Stetson, Nicole Klassen, 2 NRHA Open: Shayla Malmberg, White Chocolat Chunk, Airana DeJong, 6 WCRA Open Maturity: Shayla Malmberg, White Chocolat Chunk, Airana DeJong, 5 NRHA Intermediate Non-Pro: Debbie Estrin, Gotta Nu Gun, Debbie Estrin, 22 WCRA Beginner NRHA Pattern: Shari Gurney, Cinco Somewhere, Shari Gurney, 17 NRHA Open – 3-year-old Futurity – Level 4: Jesse Beckley, Mizzen Gunner, Marilyn Copland, 7 NRHA Open – 3-year-old Futurity – Level 2: Matt McAuslan, Saturday Nite Ride, Colleen Aufiero, 7 NRHA Non-Pro – 3-year-old Futurity – Level 4: Jillian Hamming, Dancin Tonite, Jillian Hamming, 3 NRHA Limited Non-Pro Futurity – Level 2: Jillian Hamming, Dancin Tonite, Jillian Hamming, 3 WCRA Beginner Freestyle: Sabrina Fedorak, Hangin Wright On, Sabrina Fedorak, 4 NRHA Open Freestyle: Wendy Cassel, Dun It Smarter, Wendy Cassel, 4 NRHA Novice Horse Non-Pro – Level 1: Airana DeJong, White Chocolat Chunk, Airana DeJong, 14 NRHA Novice Horse Non-Pro – Level 2: Dave McKim, Buds Pay Chex, Dave McKim, 15 NRHA Novice Horse Open – Level 1: Nicole Klassen, Hercs Stetson, Nicole Klassen, 9 NRHA Novice Horse Open – Level 2: Nicole Klassen, Hercs Stetson, Nicole Klassen, 6 WCRA Beginner B: Sam Stevens, Got Spooked, Lori Stevens, 16 NRHA Rookie Level 1: Keesa Luers, Cromes Custom Chic, Jana Luers, 17 NRHA Rookie Level 2: Joleen Smith, Matador Chex, Joleen Smith, 11 NRHA Youth – 13 & under: Keesa Luers, Cromes Custom Chic, Jana Luers, 6 NRHA Youth – 14-18: Tiana Shore, Hard Times Sailor, Tiana Shore, 2 WCRA Youth – 18 & under: Keesa Luers, Cromes Custom Chic, Jana Luers, 8 NRHA Non-Pro Derby – Level 4: Debbie Estrin, Gotta Nu Gun, Debbie Estrin, 5 NRHA Non-Pro Derby – Level 1: Janet Hurlburt, ARC Magnum PI, Janet Hurlburt, 8 NRHA Open Derby – Level 4: Jesse Beckley, Walla Dun A Whiz, Stacey Huska, 5 NRHA Open Derby – Level 2: Kyle Weston, Cromed With Class, Kaitlyn Nagy, 6 WCRA Beginner Reiner Open: Jessica Lima, Slide On Chic, Jessica Lima, 24 NRHA Intermediate Open: Carmen Teixeira, SR Kool Starlite, Carmen Teixeira, 8 NRHA Limited Open: Nicole Klassen, Hercs Stetson, Nicole Klassen, 2 NRHA Non-Pro: Debbie Estrin, Gotta Nu Gun, Debbie Estrin, 13 NRHA Limited Non-Pro: Airana DeJong, White Chocolat Chunk, Airana DeJong, 17 NRHA Prime Time Non-Pro: Debbie Estrin, Gotta Nu Gun, Debbie Estrin, 16 WCRA Non-Pro Maturity: Airana DeJong, White Chocolat Chunk, Airana DeJong, 11 WCRA Short Stirrup: Kylianne Kerr, SR Another Bandit, Mackenna Kerr, 2 NRHA Short Stirrup - 10 & under: Danielle Royston, Tough Little Lady, Vicky Royston, 1 WCRA Beginner Youth: Adanna Nustad, Rosanna Lena, Amber Nustad, 5 Equine Canada Para Reining – Class 1: Nancy Huntley, Wranglers Pep O Lena, Nancy Huntley, 1 Equine Canada Para Reining – Class 2: Nancy Huntley, Wranglers Pep O Lena, Nancy Huntley, 1

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ast month, I said, “Hard to believe that we’re looking at fall already” and now it seems we’re putting stuff away in storage and getting ready for winter – yikes! Oh well, the hay barn is full, we have a ton of grass still for pasture, and the horses are already starting that winter hair growth. On August 13, the second of the summer’s two Watch Lake/ Green Lake Gymkhanas took place and it, like July’s event, was a super day. Organizer Dimps Horn said, “There were more competitors and more spectators this year than there has been in recent years. Credit has to go to the perfect setting in the shade of the big trees, the family friendly atmosphere and the hard-working volunteers.” Results for first then second place are as follows: Pole Bending Lead Line: Jacey Evans and Denver Lytton Peewee: Dane Robinson and Cadence Jones Junior: John Noskey and Jadyn Monical Intermediate: Riley Aniess and Tanisleigh Evans Senior: Mandy Pincott and Destiny Mulvahill Stake Race Lead Line: Chase Pincott and Macky Fast Peewee: Dane Robinson and Cadence Jones Some meadows were down a third this year, Junior: Rayelle Robinson but this meadow was double last year! and Jadyn Monical Intermediate: Riley Aniess and Tanisleigh Evans Senior: Mandy Pincott and Tiffany Pincott Keyhole Lead Line: Denver Lytton and Tel Lytton Peewee: Kalee Pincott and Kendall Allen Junior: John Noskey and Jadyn Monical Intermediate: Russell Allison and Sienna Monical Senior: Destiny Mulvahill and Mandy Pincott Barrel Race Lead Line: Jacey Evans Alena Fearnley (left) and Ashley Lachance take and Denver Lytton their mounts for a dip in Green Lake after the Peewee: Dane RobinGymkhana. son and Kalee Pincott

Kathy with Audrey and Doug Sayewich from Quesnel - they won a Back Country Horseman gift certificate. Junior: Jordyn Karl and Rayelle Robinson Intermediate: Riley Aniess and Russell Allison Seniors Mandy Pincott and Bella Johnson Ribbon Race: sorry, no results were turned in Boot Race: Tiffany Pincott and Russell Allison The August Aggregate winners were: Peewee: Dane Robinson and Kalee Pincott Junior: Jadyn Monical and Rayelle Robinson Intermediate: Riley Aniess and Russell Allison Senior: Mandy Pincott and Destiny Mulvahill Overall Aggregate winners were: Peewee: Kalee Pincott and Dane Robinson Junior: John Noskey and Jadyn Monical Intermediate: Russell Allison and Nicky Sigouin Senior: Mandy Pincott and Destiny Mulvahill After the gymkhanas at Green Lake you can often find a horse trailer or two parked on the side of the road, in a pullover spot that allows access to the lake… it seems it’s a perfect spot to cool off

Benita (left) with Shy and Claudi with Sky looking pretty cowgirl… and ready to ride!



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LAST MONTH’S WHAT’S THIS? both horse and rider. Green Lake is a good swimming lake as it’s shallow and warm, for the most part anyway, and it’s pretty easy to ride a horse out into the water. Alena Fearnley from Clinton and Ashley Lachance from Kamloops tried out the idea after the August gymkhana… lots of fun! Three park wardens from the Russell Allison from Clinton aces the Key Hole at the Green Lake Canadian Rockies are headed for Gymkhana BC... 70 Mile House even! Yes, they are park wardens but in realizing 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 they are gearing up by doing a BC tour this fall. On November 13th, we will see them in the Dusty Rose Pub in 70 Mile and if you want to join us that evening, give Mark a call: 250-456-2425. They are in Lillooet on November 12th, Quesnel on the 16th, Smithers on the 17th, Burns Lake on the 18th, Kitimat the 19th and Terrace on the 20th. One of our favourite annual events is The Mane Event in Chilliwack. Unfortunately, this Russell and another competitor head for the finish line after finding year we’re going to miss it due to their boots and putting them on. family commitments in Ontario. The dates are October 21-23 at Heritage Park. This year the three trainers will be: Evan Bonner from Washington, Ed Dabney from Georgia, and TJ Clibborn from Wisconsin. The judges will be the same as in the past few years and are Russell Clemitson, Miles Kingdon and Mark Grafton, and the official announcer, as always, will be Hugh McLennan. ClinKathy on Whiskey with Terri on Sky and Guy on Odi just coming icians this year include Charlotte back from a ride. Bredahl, Dressage; Garn Walker, Cowboy Dressage; Glenn Stewart, Horsemanship; Kay Blandford, Barrel Racing; Leslie Law, Jumping; Peggy Brown, Driving, Horsemanship; and Warwick Schiller, Horsemanship, Reining -- definitely something for everyone! Just a reminder though, as most everyone is used to having their dogs with them… NO DOGS this year. Kathy riding with our two German girls Claudi Westenhoff and Benita Hamm. If you have any Cariboo Chatter that you would like included please email Mark at msprings@bcinternet.net and put “Cariboo Chatter” in the subject line.

The September issue’s "What's This" item was an easy one. It is a cookie cutter with six different cookie shapes. We had quite a few correct answers at press time. Congratulations to the following people: Lisa Patrick, Lumby Tom LeBlanc, Victoria Mary J. Relkov, Kelowna Brenda Cormack, Nanaimo Dory Rose, Saskatoon SK Audrey Rusnell, Saskatoon SK Isabel Healy-Morrow, Kamloops Russ Shandro, Vegreville AB Walter Furlong, Sherwood Park AB Rod Parkinson, Falkland Lewis Kinvig (Ashcroft Building Centre), Ashcroft Ray Cody, Abbotsford Chris Jensen, Vernon Ann Stiles, Okanagan Falls Joy Gammie, 70 Mile House Charlotte Louise Pole, South Hazelton


What’s your guess? This month's item is a photo of an object that one of our Meadow Springs Ranch guests, Murray Hurrell, had with him when he stayed here after the Great Cariboo ride. It’s made of polished metal on the outside, is about 3 inches long and has a diameter of about 1 1/8 inches. When in use it is 5.25 inches long and, no, it’s not a salt or pepper shaker. Good luck!

Post your guess on Saddle Up magazine’s Facebook page or email Mark at msprings@bcinternet.net and put “What’s This?” in the subject line. Send us your full name, city and province please. The correct answers will be printed in the next issue and acknowledged on Facebook. OCTOBER 2016


TOP DOG! Doorways and Dinnertimes By Lisa Kerley BSc, KPA-CTP For the 18 years that I’ve been working with dogs, two notions have continued to be commonly held by dog owners. These are that people need to eat before their dogs do and people must always go through doorways first.


hese are routinely practiced with the belief that they clearly establish the human as “pack leader.” Unfortunately, the pack model has been debunked and discarded for a couple of decades by informed professionals. Knowing that this model is incorrect and has been replaced should be reason enough to drop these tactics. Imagine continuing to use an earth-centered model to interpret and understand our solar system. Similarly, our attitude and approach to our dogs will be off base when we follow this inaccurate “pack model.” We now know that naturally-occurring canid groups don’t follow these rules, so what’s the point of us doing so? To an onlooker, the act of eating a cracker before feeding the dog, magically translating into supremacy in the household probably seems pretty silly. Or, the mere act of going through a door before your dog verifying your authority… Really? The simple addition of some structure or routine will often change the way a dog “behaves.” Just as with kids, routines reduce stress because of the predictability they afford. They also allow expectations to remain consistent. These are both good things. And one can’t deny that having some order around doorways and during feeding times is beneficial. But let’s consider each of these situations more carefully.

Door manners Consider the picture above, and then answer these questions: 1. Is the dog calm or excited? 2. Is the dog responding to the person and waiting, or is the person (and the leash) doing all the work? For the handler, it’s all about taking that first step through the doorway. If she dropped the leash, there would be nothing stopping the dog from bolting through the door. What if, instead, we used the dog’s interest in going through the door as a way to reinforce some attention and patience? In the picture below, the dog is calm and focusing on her handler. Will the dog get to go first, or the handler? Perhaps they’ll go through together. What’s more important is that the dog is waiting to get some direction and the “OK to go.” Not only is this a much safer protocol, it also develops some great behaviours. AND the leash isn’t doing the work, the dog is.

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Getting started at the doorway There are a few steps involved in teaching your dog to wait patiently at an open door. This is an easy way to begin the process. Remember that the point of this is to have the dog learn to wait without being told to. Instead, you'll wait for behaviour you like. Before you start, decide what behaviour will “work” for your dog to open the door. If he gets excited easily and finds it difficult to settle, you may want to start with just quiet and four-on-the-floor. You may be able to hold out for a sit the first time - this will depend on your dog. With your dog on a loose leash, stand in front of the closed door. Wait to see what your dog does. He may try a variety of behaviours, such as jumping, barking or pawing. Remain quiet until he offers the behaviour you want. As soon as he does, “Voila!” - the door opens and you can release him to go through; “Let’s go!” This is a simple way to begin getting your dog to think about what’s going on and build impulse control. The goal will be to work up to having your dog wait (on a loose leash and without being asked) in an open doorway until released to go.

Dinner times You’ve probably already guessed that, as with the doorways, I’m going to tell you to drop the “eat something first” routine. You’re right! A better choice, instead, is to help your dog develop some impulse control and offer polite behaviour for things they want. Perhaps you’re thinking proudly, “My dog already does. I ask him to sit before every meal.” That’s a great start, but there’s an important difference. The focus is not on obedience, but on your dog offering polite behaviour. What’s the difference between asking for a sit and waiting for your dog to offer it? By waiting for the dog to offer behaviour: 1. Your dog has to think about what’s happening 2. This will help him be in a calmer, less reactive state 3. He will develop some impulse control – a vital skill 4. He’ll make choices and offer polite behaviour to get what he wants This is completely different than a dog that is prompted or made to do something. You and your equipment shouldn't be making all the effort. If that's the case, there's no need for your dog to develop impulse control or manners. It’s like having a 30-year-old child who still needs to be reminded to say “please” and “thank you.” There’s an added bonus -the need to nag your dog will be greatly reduced, too! Want to give it a try? Here’s how: Decide what you would like your dog to do at mealtimes - being quiet, have four-on-the-floor, sit or be in a down - it’s up to you. Hold the dog bowl in your hand at your waist where your dog can

TOP DOG! see it, but with it out of his reach. Pause and WAIT for him to sit (or offer the behaviour you have chosen). If you’ve been asking for it at mealtimes already, it might not take long before he chooses to do it on his own. If not, be patient. Your dog has to work through the challenge of figuring out how to make you put the food on the floor, along with dealing with some frustration. Either way, it’s important that you let him figure it out. When he does, quickly put the food down and tell him how great he is. You can take solace in the fact that one client took 42 minutes to give their dog dinner the first time they tried this. Breakfast the next morning took 90 seconds. Your patience will pay off. Remember that the benefit of this lies in the dog needing to think about what to do and offering it, rather than just being told what to do. There is huge value in an opportunity to build impulse control and provide things your dog really wants when they are willing to offer calm behaviour and work with you. It’s time to dump those out-of-date habits. Yes, you CAN feed first and allow your dog through doorways and STILL have a great relationship and a well-mannered dog. 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. For more information, visit www.dogdaysdaycare.com or www.facebook.com/ dogdaysdaycareandtraining.

Top Dog! of the Month

Where is YOUR Top Dog?

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lla was four-years-old when she came into our care in 2007 at the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch. Ella was up for adoption for several months and unfortunately had not yet found her forever home. We believed in Ella and knew that this fantastic loving dog wouldn't have to wait too much longer before someone would find her and fall in love. In September 2007 Ella found her forever home when her new guardian discovered her and knew she would be the perfect dog. It’s now nearly 10 years later and Ella's guardian has shared this update with us: “I adopted Ella almost ten years ago from the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch. Ella was abandoned in northern BC and brought to the BC SPCA. She was there for a few months since she was a bit older than the other dogs. Once home, Ella quickly adjusted to her new life and became my best friend. We did everything together including biking, running, and hiking. We moved to Whistler for two years for my work and then to Edmonton for the last three years. She was the most loyal, sappy, and cuddly dog who loved to be outside chasing squirrels, running through the trees, or just lying in the sun on the deck. She taught me how to love unconditionally and to put her needs before my own. I loved spending time with her if it was at the dog park or just lying on the couch. She was never sick in the ten years I had her and when she passed, it was very quick and she wasn’t in pain long. She was truly my best friend and I know she would have done anything to protect me. I miss her every day. I would highly recommend adopting a dog as not only will you save their life, but they will save yours without you even knowing it.

This is my candidate for Top Dog... Oakley is my neighbour’s female Border Collie that I spend time with whenever I have the chance. She is trained to handle sheep and has won several awards in that regard, but best for me a very sweet companion that is easygoing. - Rod Parkinson, Falkland BC.

Send us a photo of your favourite pooch! Tell us the dog’s name, breed, and up to 50 words about him/ her. We will print your first name (or initials) and your city/ province. E-mail to nancyroman@saddleup.ca and put in subject line: TOP DOG OF THE MONTH. Photos will be printed on a first come first serve basis.




“PAW”ETRY Companion By Rob Biden

The old man sits in his chair by the door His dog lies beside him curled up on the floor Ever since that day when the man lost his wife That dog had, to him, been the whole of his life With his constant companion through all those long days He'd sit in the sun enjoying its rays It seemed like for hours the old man had dozed A faint smile on his face and his eyes tightly closed The dog licks his hand and emits a faint whine And looks up at his face as if for a sign But the man doesn't move, just continues to smile So the dog lays back down on the floor for a while The dog gets its ball, lays it down at his feet But the man takes no notice, just stays still in his seat He nudges the ball as if he were saying "What's wrong with you, why aren't you playing?" Then, as if in acceptance, the dog quietly sighs And looks up one last time with adoring eyes The dog keeps his vigil through the night 'til next day Ever since, that sad morning, when the man passed away. Courtesy of www.poetrysoup.com

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BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU! Send in ONE photo with a caption (no more than 40 words). Include your first name, age, city/province. Photos will be printed on a space availability basis. E-mail to nancyroman@saddleup.ca. Put in the subject line “KIDS.” OCTOBER 2016


117th Annual Interior Provincial Exhibition BUSHELS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! BC’s premier agricultural exhibition, fair and rodeo took place August 31 to September 4 at Armstrong BC. We have some results for you and some photos. Light Horse Halter Champions and Reserve Champions Female Champion (Paint/Quarter Horse) “She’s Good and Sweet” – Exhibitor: Aleasha Meloshinsky, Chilliwack BC Reserve: “Pretty Music Gal” – Exhibitor: Kylie Unwin, Armstrong BC Male Champion (Arab/Morgan/Pinto/Welsh) “Green Gables Victory” (Morgan) – Exhibitor: Cecilia Watson, Duchess AB Reserve: “Limited Edition Sam” (Welsh) – Exhibitor: Shelley Todd, Armstrong BC Female Champion (Arab/Morgan/Pinto/Welsh) “Futurity’s Mandolin” (Morgan) – Exhibitor: Bob Watson, Duchess AB Reserve: “Jeaways Irish Crystal” (Welsh) – Exhibitor: Brenda Burt, Cherryville BC Male Champion (Any Other Breed) “Oaklea Willys Landmark” – Exhibitor: Cecilia Watson, Duchess AB Female Champion (Any Other Breed) “Stella” – Exhibitor: Patti Thomas, Armstrong BC Reserve: “Makator” – Exhibitor: Judy Orr, Water Valley AB Champion (Sport Pony Type) “Stella” – Exhibitor: Patti Thomas, Armstrong BC Reserve: “Limited Edition Sam” – Exhibitor: Shelley Todd, Armstrong BC Champion (Sport Horse Type) “Makator” – Exhibitor: Judy Orr, Water Valley AB Reserve: “Green Gables Victory” (Morgan) – Exhibitor: Cecilia Watson, Duchess AB Male Supreme of Show “Wild N Romantic” – Exhibitor: Craig Wilder, Langley BC Reserve: “Green Gables Victory” (Morgan) – Exhibitor: Cecilia Watson, Duchess AB Female Supreme of Show “She`s Good and Sweet”- Exhibitor: Aleasha Meloshinsky, Chilliwack BC Reserve: “Stella” – Exhibitor: Patti Thomas, Armstrong BC Heavy Horse Halter Champions and Reserve Champions Grand Champion Mule “Elli Mae” (Mare) – Exhibitor: Tom Barker, Falkland BC Reserve: (Gelding) – Exhibitor: Stephanie Schenkel, Salmon Arm BC Grand Champion Small Draft Type “Winston” – Exhibitor: Jay Mills, Water Valley AB Reserve: “Alfie of Brackenhill” - Exhibitor James Jaworski, Armstrong BC Grand Champion Draft “Frank” (Belgian Gelding) – Exhibitor: Lindsay Blackburn, Salmon Arm BC Reserve: “Prince” (Gelding) – Exhibitor: Barry Ozero, Revelstoke BC Supreme of Show Draft “Frank” (Belgian Gelding) – Exhibitor: Lindsay Blackburn, Salmon Arm BC

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BC Mountain Trail Finals Update by Debbie Hughes


he BC Mountain Trail Finals were held September 10-11 at Sagewood Mountain Trail Park, Circle Creek Equestrian Centre, in Kamloops BC. Our judges over the weekend included: Cathy Armitage, Christa Miremadi, and Corinne Kriegl. Congratulations to all that participated in our inaugural year. Aggregate scores from Saturday and Sunday determined the 2016 Champions in the following 10 classes.

Amanda Herding presented by Terry Hewitt

Daina Hodgins presented by Terry Hewitt

1. Champion Youth Rider - Crystal Pellikaaan Reserve - Amanda Herding 2. Champion Youth In-Hand - Crystal Pellikaan Reserve - Amanda Herding 3. Champion Mares In-Hand - Crystal Pellikaan Reserve - Daina Hodgins 4. Champion Gelding - Debbie Hughes Reserve - Heather Herding 5. Champion Novice Rider - Crystal Pellikaan Reserve - Janice Reid 6. Champion Novice Horse - Debbie Hughes Reserve - Karen Kunkle 7. Champion Amateur 49 and Under - Heather Herding Reserve - Crystal Pellikaan 8. Champion Amateur 50 and Over - Kristine Henry Reserve - Karen Kunkle 9. Open Champion - Kristine Henry Reserve - Crystal Pellikaan 10. Champion Back to Basics - Julie Reid Reserve - Heather Herding

Crystal Pellikaan (& Gigi) presented by David Ciriani

Janice Reid presented by Terry Hewitt

On Saturday night the Season Leaders (leading up to the finals) were awarded their prizes at a house party hosted by Circle Creek’s Gordon Lee and Colleen Meyer. Along with these awards, we also gave out some other very special awards. The first was the judge’s award for “Epic Effort” and it went to Julie Reid (& Vinnie) presented by David Ciriani Owen McGivern and his partner “Griff”... these two made a special impression on the judges this year with their continued improvement. The next was “Best Turned Out Horse and Rider” going to Danielle Ciriani. Last but not least “Horse of the Year” deservedly went to “Dewey” who carried his partner Terry Hewitt to many wins. Debbie Hughes (& Jimmy) Karen Kunkle presented by Following presented by David Ciriani Danielle Ciriani the awards, we sat down to a potluck supper, with wine and evening entertainment by Hugh McLennan, Kristine Henry all supplied by Abbott Wealth presented by Management. David Ciriani

Heather Herding presented by Danielle Ciriani OCTOBER 2016


A Word of Thanks from the ‘Healing through Horses’ Program


nce again (wow!), the Vernon Women’s Transition House’s equine-assisted therapy program benefited from the funds raised at the 2015 Horsey Ladies (Okanagan) Banquet. We ran all our usual women’s trauma recovery groups with this donation, and started a new program. We have run this new program, ‘Re-writing Beliefs’, three times this year. This offering is a follow-up of the 10 week trauma recovery group that focuses on the impact of trauma. The new group teaches women how to re-write unhelpful beliefs that are formed during traumatic life events. Each year I am more and more amazed by the work the horses do for us. You can watch how they help people ground themselves, and how the horses release and process people’s anxieties. The group can be sitting next to the arena talking about something, and the horses will begin to re-enact the issue being discussed and even act out another perspective that is hopeful. As women interact with the horses, the horses, using simple body language, provide answers to questions and suggestions of how to honour emotions. Each horse appears also to have specific topics they prefer to teach. For instance, Vienna is constantly telling people to set their boundaries, and Chunky is reminding women to breathe deeply. It is always touching to seeVienna’s attraction to pregnant women. It looks like she is enjoying the energy of pregnancy, as well as taking a protective position in

relationship to the woman. Important self-development work is taking place during these equine sessions. Thank you very much for supporting this work! - With appreciation, Micki Materi, program director & Wendy Elrick, program facilitator

One of our healers who passed away last year

Tails to be Told

. . .A treasure chest of memories .

We want you to look back, reflect, recollect, and share your photos and memories with us. This is not a contest - it is your moment to share with our readers anything from days gone by. The older the story (and photo), the more fascinating. Could be from 20 years ago, 50 years, or a story your grandfather shared with you.

Nancy allows Romaneach month. Please Send Saddle up one or two photos and your memoirs (up to 250 words maximum please). Memoirs will be printed as space include your phone number and location for our files and verification if needed. We would like to print your name (or initials) and location with your submission. You are welcome to send one or more in the months ahead as well. This will be a regular monthly feature... So start looking through those photo albums and share your stories with us. Photos will only be returned if you provide a self-addressed stamped envelope. See page 4 for contact information.

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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office HORSE DAY 2016 MOST SUCCESSFUL HORSE DAY YET!


e had a terrific time at Horse Day at The Fair at the PNE this year! The barn was absolutely packed with horses and the arena was busy all day with riding demonstrations, breed parades and PNE’s mini chuck wagons and draft horse show. We all showed Vancouver why horses are the best! This year, we had over 120 volunteers help make Horse Day the success that it was. Many clubs who joined us this Saturday were with us at the PNE last year and we had many new clubs excited to take part this time around as well. Everyone set up fantastic booths and highly-decorated stalls and showcased their love of horses in a fun way. The riders were superb in demonstrating different styles of riding and how to have fun with horses. We loved seeing everyone having a great time! In addition to the amazing booths, the stalls were filled with such an eclectic and diverse range of horses to interact with -- everything from Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses to Haflingers and Welsh Ponies. Even a Unicorn showed up, although he wasn’t in his stall much. HCBC’s Horse Day Extravaganza was a colourful showcase of some of the exciting things you can do with horses. The Langley Riders Drill Team exploded into the arena as the opening act, putting on an exhilarating display of horse power, precision and finesse for the audience; BC Quarter Horse Association showed the impressive versatility of the Quarter Horse with both a reining and ranch riding display; Shawn Stone wowed the audience with the beauty and elegance of side saddle riding; Natalie Barre danced her way into the hearts of the audience with a spectacular demonstration of the traditional Spanish art of Garrocha; and the BC Lower Mainland Pony

Clubs teamed together to put on a jumping demonstration to give the audience an inside look at what jumping is all about. The breed parades showed a variety of horses and ponies strutting their stuff for this informational trek through the arena. There were Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, a Haflinger, a Standardbred, Welsh Ponies, and of course Hippo the miniature horse. What was our favourite part of Horse Day? Being able to share the day with such a wonderful group of people and horses and introducing the public to such an amazing animal. The goal of Horse Day is to share the enjoyment of horses with the public and introduce newcomers to the beauty of favourite horse breeds and the fun of equestrian activities. This year’s Horse Day surpassed all our expectations for meeting those goals. Horse Council BC would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to all the volunteers for putting on such a fantastic event. We couldn’t have done it without everyone! We’d also like to extend a huge Thank You to the PNE staff for making this day possible, especially Christie, Suzanna, and Alex for their amazing hard work and dedication. Thank you! Thank you to all of our Horse Day 2016 participants: 1st Mainland Donkey & Mule Club Academie Duello BC Lower Mainland Pony Clubs BC Quarter Horse Association Burnaby Horsemen’s Association Cheryl & Soren Larsen and Family Circle F Horse Rescue Society Crescent Stables Greater Vancouver Morgan Horse Association Melody Pearson & Family Natalie Barre & Horseplay Your Way New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption & Rehabilitation Society North Shore Equestrian Queen Margaret’s School Rayme McMahon & Marlis Blackmore Story Book Ponies & the Eidsness Family Thomas Haney Secondary Equestrian Academy

We hope to see you all again for Horse Day 2017!

Horse Council BC • How to Reach Us Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Address: 27336 Fraser Highway, Aldergrove, BC V4W 3N5 604-856-4304 or Toll Free 1-800-345-8055 • Fax: 604-856-4302 • www.hcbc.ca



Spruce Meadows Masters Report Courtesy of Spruce Meadows Media Services The ‘Masters’ Tournament ran September 7-11, 2016, featuring the best horses and riders in the world competing at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. Highlights included Friday’s Mercedes-Benz Evening of the Horse, which hosts the exciting ATCO Six Bar competition; the BMO Nations’ Cup on Saturday, with teams from around the world competing for top honours; and Sunday’s CP International Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, with a staggering $3 million in prize money up for grabs.

DAY 1 – Akita Drilling Cup 1.60m Winner Lorenzo de Luca (ITA) and Limestone Grey (Stephex Stables’ 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse Gelding) with a time of 34.30 seconds.

DAY 2 – CANA Cup 1.60m Winner Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) and Quod’Coeur de la Loge (12-year-old Selle Francais Stallion) with a time of 41.24 seconds.

DAY 1 – Telus Cup 1.50m Winner Steve Guerdat (SUI) and Albfuehren’s Happiness (10-year-old Danish Warmblood Mare owned by Hofgut Albführen GmbH) with a time of 35.71 seconds.

DAY 2 – ATCO Founders Classic 1.50m Winner Pedro Veniss (BRA) and For Felicila (11-year-old Hanoverian Mare owned by Hermann Theiss) with a time of 42.53 seconds.

DAY 3 – Friends of the Meadows Cup 1.60m Winner Sameh el Dahan (EGY) and WKD Diva (9-year-old Dutch Warmblood Mare owned by Joanne Sloan Allen) with a time of 47.90 seconds.

DAY 4 – BMO Nations Cup Teams Winning Team SUI: Werner Muff, Chef D’Equipe Dr. Stephane Montavon, Nadja Peter Steiner, Alain Jufer, and Steve Guerdat. Saturday’s win was the first ever for Team Switzerland at Spruce Meadows.

DAY 3 – ATCO Six Bar Winner Chris Surbey (CAN) and Arezzo (11-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding owned by Spruce Meadows) shown here clearing 1.90m.

DAY 4 – Suncor Energy Winning Round 1.50m Winner Cian O’Connor (IRL) and Callisto (9-year-old Dutch Warmblood Gelding owned by Ronnoco Jump Ltd.) with a time of 47.87 seconds.

DAY 5 - $3 Million CP International Grand Prix, Presented by Rolex Winner Scott Brash (GBR) and Ursula XII (15-year-old Scottish Sport Horse Mare owned by Lady P Harris and Lady P Kirkham) with 0 faults and a time of 41.19 seconds. NOTE: Brash also won the $1.5 Million CP International, presented by Rolex, in 2015, along with taking the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping for the first time in history. The prize money was even bigger this year, initially listed as $2 million, and then jumping up to $3 million in an additional increase made by CP just prior to the event. For his win alone, Brash took home a check of $1 million. 40 • OCTOBER 2016


Equestrian Canada - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games


Ashley Gowanlock kicked off her third consecutive Paralympic Games with a 6th place finish aboard Di Scansano in the Grade 1b Team Test on Sept. 11. Photo by Jon Stroud, www.jonstroudmedia.com

he Paralympic Games were held September 7-18 in Rio De Janeiro, with Para-Dressage taking place September 11-16. Seventy six horses from 29 countries participated. The Canadian Para-Dressage Team, comprised of Lauren Barwick of Langley BC, Robyn Andrews of St. John’s NL, Ashley Gowanlock of Surrey, BC, and Roberta Sheffield from Lincolnshire GBR, finished 13th overall in Rio. Their team coach was Andrea Taylor of Surrey BC. Top 5 Team placings were: 1st Great Britain; 2nd Germany; 3rd Netherlands; 4th Denmark; and 5th Belgium. The US team came in 12th. In the afternoon of Sept. 14, Ashley Gowanlock had a fall from her horse following the conclusion of her Grade 1b Individual Test. After she completed her test she was heading toward the exit of the stadium when an unknown source startled Di Scansano, causing the fall. Di Scansano was not injured during the incident. After being assessed by the Rio 2016 medical staff onsite and found to have no serious injuries, as a precaution, she was transported to a local hospital for further assessment. The hospital confirmed that Gowanlock had bruising and a slight ankle sprain, but no serious injuries.

For full results visit www.rio2016.com/en/ paralympics/equestrian. Further information on the Canadian Equestrian Team can be found at www.equestrian.ca. The Great Britain Team: Eleven medals in total for Paralympics GB equestrian team, including 7 Golds. Amazing results from Natasha Baker, Sophie Christiansen, Anne Dunham, Lee Pearson and Sophie Wells. Photo by Jon Stroud, www.jonstroudmedia.com

Back Row (L to R): Sophie Rowe (Groom), David Hunter (Team Manager), Clive Milkins (Assistant Coach/Horse Trainer), Dr. Jennifer Miller (Team Vet), Roberta Sheffield (Athlete), Andrea Taylor (Team Coach), Ashley Gowanlock (Athlete), Jessica Dilliott (Head of Sport Science), Caroline Archambault (Team Massage Therapist), Diana Andrews (Athlete Carer). Front Row (L to R): Lauren Barwick (Athlete), Traudel Bongers (Groom), Sarah-Lee Hamelin (Groom), Tori Murray-Elley (Groom), Robyn Andrews (Athlete). Photo by Jessie Christie

Lauren Barwick closed out her fourth Paralympic Games with a 6th place finish in the Grade II Freestyle aboard Onyx. Photo by Jessie Christie Roberta Sheffield and Double Agent returned to the ring on Sept. 13 to finish in 14th place in the Grade III Individual Test. Photo by Jon Stroud, www.jonstroudmedia.com

Robyn Andrews made history as the first Paralympic rider to represent Newfoundland. She closed out her Paralympic debut aboard Fancianna with a 22nd place finish in the Grade 1a Individual Test on Sept. 15. Photo by Jessie Christie OCTOBER 2016


2016 Canadian National Andalusian & Lusitano Show By Colleen Pedrotti | Photos courtesy of David Gluns Photography, www.gluns.ca   


he 13th annual Canadian Andalusian & Lusitano Show is in the books! We had a great turnout for the festivities at Westerner Park in Red Deer AB on the sunny and warm August 12-14 weekend with participants from BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Oregon. There were many familiar faces present but many new faces and also ones we haven’t seen for some time (and were very glad to see again!). It all began on Friday morning with halter and performance classes in the indoor arena under our National Show USEF judge, Judith Knapp Warner of Ashville, North Carolina. There was so much participation in the halter classes that the performance classes were pushed into the evening. Saturday saw halter and performance classes running in the indoor ring as well as the three phases of Working Equitation under judge, Julie Alonzo of Eugene, Oregon, simultaneously in the outdoor covered ring. Saturday evening’s Fiesta of the Royal Horse saw performances of a Friesian drill team, trick riders, roman riders, a Pas de Deux, and the purebred and partbred Supreme Halter Champion classes. We were also blessed to have the local air cadets participate in the national anthems with Teala Caton carrying the Canadian flag and Karly DeJong with the American flag. PAALH’s 2016 Auction filly, Itala KD, donated by the DeJongs of Sheridan, Oregon, was won by Lisa Adams of Pennsylvania, USA. Congratulations Lisa and thank you for bidding! PAALH is also very pleased to have been able to raise some funds for the very worthy Canadian Forces Veteran charity, Can Praxis (www. canpraxis.com). Sunday was a lovely sunny day spent in the outdoor covered ring for English and Western Dressage judged by Karen Ashbee of Calgary AB. Thank you to all the participants, to our generous sponsors, and to our dedicated volunteers - we couldn’t do it without you! 2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL SENIOR STALLION:  XADREZ DO PENTAGONO - KELLY DEJONG 2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL SENIOR MARE: VA MANOLETE’S TRIANA – ANNE STARR 2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR STALLION: INIGO MUSA - KIM JUNGMAN 2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR MARE: VA LA DUQUESA – ANNE STARR 2016 SUPREME PUREBRED HALTER CHAMPION: VA LA DUQUESA - ANNE STARR 2016 SUPREME PARTBRED HALTER CHAMPION: PPH AMADO MIJI PAQUITA  - RENEE PHILLIPS HIGH POINT WINNERS YOUTH HIGH POINT - NAOMI PRICE AMATEUR HIGH POINT - ELLY FOOTE ALL BREED HORSE HIGH POINT - SIRUS - OWNED BY KIRSTY BRACKEN BREEDER HIGH POINT - VALHALLA ANDALUSIANS OPEN HIGH POINT INDIVIDUAL - CHELSEA SAUNDERS PUREBRED HORSE HIGH POINT -  VMF GITANO DE LA NOCHE - OWNED BY CRYSTAL HARPER PARTBRED HORSE HIGH POINT - PLUTO - OWNED BY BERNICE PARKER PUREBRED/PARTBRED JUNIOR HORSE HIGH POINT - PLUTO - OWNED BY BERNICE PARKER DRESSAGE HIGH POINT - ANDREA RAIMONDI WITH ENIGMA CF See full results here: http://paalh.com/2016FullNatlShowResults.pdf

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Canadian Quarter Horse Association Update   Shannon Burwash Memorial Fund selects three recipients for 2016


he Calgary Foundation is very pleased to announce the following scholarships have been awarded from the 2016 Shannon Burwash Memorial Fund. Qualified students from across Canada applied for the three available scholarships this past June. Shannon Burwash was a leader and a lover of the horse industry across Canada. The scholarships are awarded to deserving students who are focused on getting a postsecondary education, and being involved in the horse industry in their future. $2,000 Awarded to Jenna Lambert: Jenna was born and raised in Calgary AB, and is entering her third year of study in the Veterinary Medicine Program at the University of Calgary. Jenna has a strong interest in equine surgery, and upon completion of her DVM hopes to pursue the path of becoming an equine surgeon. $1,000 Awarded to Brooklyn Collard: Brooklyn Collard is a 17-year-old honours student from Calgary AB. She will be attending the University of Calgary Honours Zoology program in the fall. After her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend veterinary school working towards becoming an equine vet.

$1,000 Awarded to Alisa Brace: Alisa Brace was raised on a small farm east of Sundre AB. She is currently a student at Lakeland College and having completed her certificate as a Veterinary Medical Assistant she will be heading back in the fall to complete her diploma in Animal Health Technology. Alisa looks forward to finishing school and starting her career in a clinic with a main focus on equine and bovine herd health and reproduction, as well as equine performance. “We were extremely impressed with all of the scholarship applicants this year,” said Dr. Wayne Burwash. “This is the second year that The Calgary Foundation has awarded the scholarships since Shannon’s passing in 2013. We realized that there are differences in academic achievement, leadership and volunteer activities depending on the number of years a student has been involved in their studies. The changes we made in the qualification criteria have addressed these aspects and I am very pleased to say that the awards this year more clearly achieve the goals of the fund.”

2016 Weanling Challenge and Sale


fun event for youth and lady trainers will take place October 22, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Midnight Stadium at Fort McLeod AB. This event is aimed at promoting youth (ages 15-17) and lady trainers (ages 18+). Once trainers are selected (deadline to apply is Sept. 26), they show up at the ranch on October 1, with a trailer, to receive a randomly selected weanling which will be assigned to them for 21 days of halter training. All trainers will be paid. The one day show and sale is comprised of two classes, one for youth (10 trainers) and one for ladies (5 trainers) with prizes awarded for first through third in each class. The youth participants will be entered into a draw for a long yearling. Trainers will be obliged to navigate a basic obstacle course which will help demonstrate the level of training on their weanlings. The sale, which follows the classes, will include 4 to 8 of the selected weanlings with special sale terms including a 30 day money back guarantee and 15% discount for attending members of 4-H and Pony Club. For more information and event application forms visit www.rockingheartranchltd.com or contact Marc Garner at 403-330-5958. OCTOBER 2016


Summer Sizzler 4-H News By Cheryl Johnson


ummer Sizzler is a 4-H Schooling Show held annually at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. In 2016, we celebrated its 20th year. This year we had 52 members from several different clubs including Shifting Saddles, Salmon Valley Trail Dusters, Kelowna Hoofbeats, Shuswap 4-H, Vernon Young Riders, Rodeo Rednecks, Double L, Lower North Thompson, Eagle Valley and Nicola Valley. These members enjoyed three days of instruction by our amazing instructors who included Glenn Perran, Becky Perkins, Dustin Drader and Jesse Railton. We were also honoured to have Jack McInally coach/ judge trail again for us this year. 4-H members also participated in theory, which included a first Abby McLuskey on her ‘carousel’ horse aid lesson and a shoeing demonstration, and evenings of fun, including the popular costume class. There were so many great costumes and such creative ideas it was hard for our judges to The 2016 participants pick just one winner! We wrapped up Sunday with a show, including showmanship, pleasure, equitation, trail, jumping and ranch horse classes. We are already planning for next year’s event which will be August 9-13, 2017. Contact us at summersizzler4h@outlook.com to get more information!

Jack McInally, the trail judge

Oliver Riding Club by Max Alexander


he club had a quiet month through August as a lot of members were away, the weather put a lot of riders in the shade but not on their horse, and there were a lot of other things going on that drew the attention of the membership. What we did have was an absolutely fantastic clinic, hosted by the Gillespie Ranch, with top clinician Helen Amanda Russell taking us into another dimension of communicating with our horses. Helen had been kind enough to give a couple of presentations to the club which were fascinating but they were indoors during the “closed season” and so this was our first opportunity to put into practice this most interesting advanced communication with horses. The very full day was a combination of demonstration and discussion among us all and focused one on one sessions for those who registered with horses. The part of Helen’s work that is unique is learning to see and feel our energetic boundaries with the horses and that leads to us interacting with them in a new way and usually creates some deep ah ah’s and changes in all sorts of areas of our time spent with them riding and on the ground. This was certainly demonstrated to us all. In addition Helen dealt with whatever concerns and puzzles people brought forward which were worked out with this new perspective – so in some ways it was a normal clinic format - but it was so much deeper and certainly more rewarding than many clinics that those taking part had experienced before. It was a great day, with much learnt and discovered and not without some hilarious moments too. Good time, great clinician and one of our more memorable and enjoyable days of this summer. The weather was hot and sunny which was the perfect backdrop to a perfect day. Thanks Helen you are a very special lady. We now have a few major events coming up to complete our program for the year. The Oliver Riding Club Autumn Show is to be held at Desert Park on September 18; our Halloween Show and Riding to Music Competition on October 9, our AGM on November 17 (please come and join us) and our Club Christmas Party on December 10. Happy Trails to all and remember to “stay inspired by horses.”

Clinician Helen Russell 44 • OCTOBER 2016


BC Miniature Horse Club By Terri Brown


ell hello Fall… it’s amazing how it can just sneak up on you. I just finished bathing and clipping my mini one last time for our last show of the season. I know it has been a very busy year for a bunch of us mini lovers and fall is always a nice chance to reflect on the year you’ve had and start planning for the next one. There is so much one can do with a mini locally that it’s hard to pick and choose. Everything from showing and CDE events, to fairs and parades, events like this month’s Mane Event and let’s not forget just plain back yard fun. We will also continue to put on clinics and fundays for our members, so it really does pay off to join BCMHC. Stay tuned for upcoming pub night dates, as well as our fabulous year-end award celebration. We really do have something for everybody so make sure you swing by our booth at The Mane Event and say ‘Hi’ and meet the minis! In celebration of Halloween I’ve included a picture I had taken at the fair in Nanaimo last month. Don’t forget to hug your mini today.

Kelowna Riding Club Update By Sarah Hayes


hank you to all who came out to support the KRC on a hot August afternoon to watch the Lord Strathcona’s Troop perform their spectacular drill! It was a great family day with lots of breed and discipline demonstrations showcased by our club members. And our very own KRC caretaker, Joan Gibson, gave a wonderful bridleless reining performance. This event was a huge hit and the Troop loved our facility! They are already booked to come back next year. Our next club fundraiser event is the Equine Nutrition Seminar put on by Dr. Sheila MacDonald on Saturday, October 1st. Lunch will be included and a discounted rate is offered to KRC and Back Country Horsemen members. Joan Gibson and her bridleless reining performance The Equi-Life Harvest Hunter Jumper show will be held October 7-9. October 15-16 will be a Bronze Level Dressage Show, including Western Dressage, Pony Club and Event Tests. Judge is Doreen Horsey, Equine Canada Senior Dressage judge. Our fall cleanup and club wind-down is scheduled for Saturday, October 22. As we are nearing the end of the year, it is time once again for a shout-out to all members for 2017 director nominations. Mark your calendars for the AGM to be held at the KRC Clubhouse on Saturday, November 19. If you or someone you know is willing and able to commit time to be a board member and sit on our executive, please let one of the current directors know. There are always positions that need to be filled. We also need nominations for our memorial yearend awards for Sportsmanship in memory of Carol Schellenberg and our new memorial Volunteer of the Year award in memory of Rick Pohl, who we sadly lost earlier this year. Please submit your nominations for these two very special awards to any one of our board of directors. More information on all of our events can be found on our website at www. Lord Strathcona’s Troop kelownaridingclub.com and our Facebook page. OCTOBER 2016


2016 CanTRA Awards By Daphne Davey AND THE WINNERS ARE . . . Andrea Gillies Award Outstanding Instructor Sponsor: Gay Wood

Jetty Chapman Award Outstanding Administrator Sponsors: Christine and Oren Birch

ALISSA CUE Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association (Aylesford NS) Alissa is always a positive and encouraging voice that lets her students know they are amazing. She has the ability to make people, especially young people, believe in themselves. Shelley, parent of a FSTRA rider: “Sometimes it’s hard as a parent with a uniquely abled child to let someone else do activities with them the way you see best. Alissa makes everyone feel welcome. [Her] true gift is that she has empathy.”

MICHELLE BOZEC PARD Therapeutic Riding (Peterborough ON) Michelle has been a volunteer for 14 years, assisting with the program, eventually becoming a board member and Volunteer Coordinator. Michelle spends many hours ensuring our program continues to operate on a professional level. She keeps our yearly horse shows running efficiently. These shows raise significant funds towards operating costs. Michelle is a wealth of knowledge on what the program has been in the past, enabling us to move forward.

Alissa Cue with Abba Rhonda Davies Award Outstanding Volunteer Sponsors: John and Donna Davies BUTCH McGEE The Joyriders Therapeutic Riding Association (Hunter River PEI) Butch has accumulated over 500 volunteer hours, not counting as a board member and helping with special events. His dedication to every aspect of our program is outstanding. Hannah, a rider: “Butch is not just a side walker . . . He is so much more. He Butch McGee with Hannah and Cue doesn’t like a lot of fuss. Butch helps out with fundraising, promotion, and raising the expectations of anyone around him. He has a quiet disposition that everyone respects.”

Michelle Bozec (right) and friends

CanTRA Therapy Horse Award Sponsors: Manning Equine Vet Services & Greenhawk (Charlottetown) “MOLLY” SARI (London, ON) Molly has loyally served SARI for eight years. Her size and temperament are the “classic” traits that therapeutic riding centres value most. From unbalanced riders, to loud riders to squirmy riders, she’ll keep everyone safe. Molly doesn’t have a nasty bone in her body. She teaches her riders confidence, knowing that she won’t take a step out of place. Molly shows all the instructors how much she truly loves her job.

Molly For more information on CanTRA and its member centres, visit www.cantra.ca or email ctra@golden.net. Please make a difference to a child or adult with a disability by donating to CanTRA at www.cantra.ca or CanadaHelps.org.

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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club By Marlene Quiring | Photos by Leanne Belway and Sherry Dease


ur move to Eagle Hill Equine, west of Olds AB, for our 27th Alberta Longears Show was a hit with participants and spectators alike. South central Alberta showed up with more representation than ever, which upped our numbers to 35-plus mules and donkeys. New faces enjoyed the venue and new friends were made. The ability to make use of the indoor arena as well as what portion we could use of the outdoor arena (recent rain flooded one

Don Fossum with his Champion Team of Candy Apple and Candy Floss end!) made for a smooth-running show and no classes had to be cancelled this year. We especially had a great turnout of donkeys of all sizes including four teams of driving donkeys! Highlights of the weekend included our special guest, Bonnie Shields, the “Tennessee Mule Artist” who now hails from Sand Point, Idaho. Bonnie donated several of her mule prints to our Fun Auction which followed our delicious catered supper on Saturday evening. With her contributions, our final tally of funds exceeded anything raised in the past! Other special guests included Barb Melton, her daughter Paula Eller and granddaughters

Some of the Drill Team members (L-R): Wendy Harper, Matt Neilsen, Brittany Penner, Marlene Quiring and Roy Quiring Savanna and London. Eleven-year-old London started off our Grand Entry each day with her beautiful renditions of the Canadian and US national anthems. This special family DID come all the way from Nashville, Tennessee to be

Reagan Harper with her team of well-trained donkeys competing in the Log Pull at the show with us. Other spectators flew in from as far away as Ontario. Our Drill Team, despite a “going every which way” one-time practice on Friday evening, went off without any hitches both days and again received many compliments on how impressive we looked. Snappy white shirts with patterned vests and matching saddle pads and neck scarves didn’t hurt any either. Kim Baerg, her daughter Samantha DeWitt, and their entire barn staff did a fabulous job of orchestrating the whole weekend and, believe it or not, they are already gearing up with improvements for us for next year on the second weekend in August. Thank you to everyone that participated, spectated, donated to or bought from the auction or in any way helped make this show our best show in several years! Hats off to the Longears! Several Championships were awarded at the completion of the two-day show: High Point Donkey: Mojo (Smiley Douglas) High Point Mule: Slim (Matt Neilsen) Best Team: Candy Apple and Candy Floss (Don Fossum) Best Driving Donkey: Spitfire (Lynn Douglas) Overall Champion: Squidj (Sue Wensink and Ed Burles) Kate Langell received the Ethel Hollihan Memorial Youth Award.

Mounted Roy Quiring with granddaughter Kate Langell, Wanda Malcher and Marlene Quiring. On the ground, special guests: Grace Langell, Bonnie Shields, Paula, London and Savanna Eller and Barb Melton

Club President Russ Shandro, with hostess Kim Baerg presenting Sue Wensink and her mule Squidj with Overall Champion

Best Driving Donkey Spitfire with his adoring owner, Lynn Douglas

Our Semi-Annual meeting is this month on Sunday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Ponoka at Ponoka Neighbourhood Place. If you have ideas for events you would like to see happen in 2017, this is the meeting where events are “birthed” and begin to take shape. If you can’t attend, please leave your input with one of our executive. As usual, a potluck lunch will follow.

Matt Neilsen with his High Point Mule Slim OCTOBER 2016


Sales, Shows and Scholars By Bruce Roy, www.wrdha.com


nown for the horses they breed, Allan and Wes Gordeyko of Ohaton, AB, were surprised when Paul Cooper (Oscarville Clydesdales of Werombi, New South Wales, Australia) visited their Willow Way Farm to inspect Willow Way Oxford, the yearling colt he ultimately purchased. This is the second Alberta-bred Clydesdale to fly across the Pacific. Sired by Deighton Zoom, the Scotch-bred stallion imported by Frank Pfannenstiel of Powell, Wyoming, Willow Way Oxford is from Willow Way Preslie, the Gordeyko mare shot last fall by an errant hunter, while nursing Willow Way Oxford. Fortunately, Willow Way Preslie survived the gunshot. Willow Way Oxford was weaned days after Willow Way Preslie was shot. Early this year she gave birth to his full sister. Needless to suggest, this was nothing short of a miracle. Sadly, the RCMP has been unable to identify the errant Mazen Grover, Bowden, AB, ground driving hunter. Alberta horsemen scored this summer. To date, Brian Coleman of Didsbury, AB, who fitted, schooled, shod and drives the Mark Messenger Memorial Percheron Hitch of Cheyenne, Wyoming, has gone without defeat. Lines in his hands, the American stable’s Six Horse Hitch topped the turnouts fielded at the Central Alberta Draft Horse Classic (Olds), the Calgary Stampede, Colonial Days (Lloydminster), Scott County Fair (Jordan, Minnesota) and at the state fairs in Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska. The competition encountered this summer has been fast. When this issue of Saddle Up is read, the Mark Messenger Memorial Hitch will have shown at the Oklahoma State Fair, where it will face North America’s twelve high point six-horse hitches - four Belgian, four Clydesdale/Shire and four Percheron. Three judges, working independently, will separate the entry. Congratulations to Kevin and Tammy Pelonero (Calico Farm of Huxley, AB), the breeders of Calico Isabell, who won Supreme Champion Clydesdale at the 2016 National Clydesdale Show (Indianapolis). Shown by co-owners Alan Knobloch (Princeville, Illinois) and Steve Gregg (Cargill, ON), this beautiful Clydesdale mare, now a 5-year-old, is no nervous novice. Undefeated to date in 2016, Calico Isabell was Grand Champion Mare at Ontario’s Norfolk, Rockton, Lindsay and Royal Agricultural Winter Fairs, having earned Reserve World Champion at the London, ON, World Clydesdale Show a year ago. By Cedarlane Carter, the late Bill Muir (Vernon, BC) bred her prolific dam, Highview Barrons Blossom. While the achievements listed are exciting, past members of the Halter and Harness 4-H Club owe their success to the instructors, Brian and Colleen Coleman of Didsbury, AB. They facilitated the countless opportunities and success past members have experienced. The skills these youngsters learn handling a horse at these Halter and Harness 4-H Club Field Days have no equal in the Equine Industry. Safety and skill are foremost. This is why so many graduates Luke Coleman, Didsbury, AB, driving a four-in-hand of the Halter and Harness 4-H Club have topped the Youth Decorating, Showmanship, Cart, Team and Four-Horse Hitch classes at the leading heavy horse shows across North America in the past twenty years. Three former members are professional farriers today, several rank with North America’s better young teamsters, many have been employed by leading draft horse stables to prepare, decorate and harness Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons and Shires for leading stables across the continent. Brian and Colleen are skilled horsemen, who excel at instructing young horse enthusiasts. I encourage youngsters who are interested, regardless of where they reside, to consider becoming a member. Contact Jamie Westlund for information via email at jamie.westlund@alumni. uleth.ca. Taylor Coleman, Didsbury, AB, driving a cart horse 48 • OCTOBER 2016


BC Interior Morgan Horse Club By Nancy Roman


ur annual “Find the Golden Horseshoe” Poker Ride on September 10 at Timber Ridge Trails in Lumby was a huge success! Thank you to the 38 riders (from all over the Okanagan/Shuswap) that came out to enjoy the trails, good weather, lunch and the social! We are so appreciative of your support. Only 2 ‘Golden Horseshoes’ were found… there is a 3rd lurking in the bush somewhere… for next year. Anyone interested in joining our club is welcome to come to our next meeting, Saturday October 8 at Yan’s Chinese Restaurant in Salmon Arm for 11:30 am. See more about us on our Facebook page, or if you need further information contact me, Nancy, at 250-546-9922. We also have an informal pot-luck Christmas party in early December, with a gift exchange too! Support our (your) love for Morgan horses… join us!

THANK YOU SPONSORS Armstrong Co-op Country West Supply Fern Rigg Farm (D. Miyashita) Four Foot Farm (R. Edwards) Granite Morgans (G & D Funk) Saddle Up magazine Timber Ridge Trails

The Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse By Marjorie Lacy


alking Horses tend to be long lived - and so do many Walking Horse owners, riding and enjoying their horses well up into their 70’s, 80’s, even 90’s. To become a CRTWH “Century Partner,” your age and that of your Walker must add up to 100 or more. CRTWH member Charis Cooper was nominated for Century Partners recognition by the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse in 2011 when she was 81 years old and Peppi was 25. And Charis and Peppi (D-J’s Peppi Two #438) are still going strong in 2016 now that Charis is 86 and Peppi is 30! For many years Charis and Peppi participated in parades on behalf of the Easy Rider Division of the Alberta Walking Horse Association. Charis was also a member of the Alberta Walking Horse group who participated at Spruce Meadows for many years. Charis and Peppi were active participants in Three Day Eventing in Alberta. To the best of my knowledge, they were the only Tennessee Walking Horse team to compete on a Provincial level. Charis and Peppi were part of the sidesaddle demo team in 2011, and often ride sidesaddle in parades. This year Charis rode Peppi sidesaddle again and says, “Peppi and I made yet another Black Diamond Parade on June 6, 2016, accompanied by Lissa Townsend and her handsome TWH, Apollo. Apollo is 22 and Peppi 30, so it shows the longevity and usefulness of these wonderful horses. I wore my Queen Elizabeth costume as this is her 90th year (and I am not far off that mark). Peppi and I have made many parade appearances in our 23 year partnership. She is now used two to three days a week to check cows. My other Walker, Trinkette (#2264, 17 years old), is also used to check cows and fences, and do some trail riding, as we have had to slow down a bit.” To read about more CRTWH Century Partners, see the stories on www. crtwh.ca. OCTOBER 2016


Langley Riders Society Update By Bethany Gildemeister Hill Photos courtesy of Ron McCarthy, RGM Photography

English group shot


Cheyenne Grindrod in English Pleasure

ello everyone… this season is starting to slow down now but it’s been a very busy one at LRS. We’ve had our Games days, English and Western shows and Jumping days going all season, we had our Annual Little Britches Rodeo and Cowboy Challenge this summer, and have also had the pleasure of hosting many Cowgirl Creations Barrel races and other events at our facility this year. Our last events of the season will be the October 1st English and Western Show and October 2nd Games Day. Check out our website www. langleyriders.com or like us on Facebook for more info and updates on fun events!

August 13 Western Trophy Show High Point winners Jack Benny: Jill Spavor Senior: Bethany Hill Intermediate: Alli Ohearn Junior: Cheyenne Grindrod Novice: Bethany Hill

OUR AUGUST HIGH POINT WINNERS August 6 Games Day George Burns: Zale Hammren, 28 points Senior: Tessa Gildemeister, 24 points Intermediate: Carina Szabo, 26 points Junior: Brooklyn Gildemeister, 27 points August 12 English Trophy Show High Point winners Jack Benny: Jill Spavor Senior: Bethany Hill Intermediate: Kestrel Zalesky Junior: Brooklyn Gildemeister Novice: Ashley Nixon Walk/Trot 14 & over: Zoey Haramboure

Alli Ohearn in Suitable to be a Western Dressage Horse 50 • OCTOBER 2016


Emma Gildemeister in Trail

Western group shot

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley | Photos courtesy of Tamara Jameson All Novice Show

LMQHA’s first ever All Novice Show was held in August at Greystone Farms in Delta. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day! It had a laid back atmosphere that everyone seemed to enjoy, but with the perks of an AQHA judge and points! We had local competitors as well as some who made the trip from the interior with some classes having 7-8 in them. Overall it was very well-received. We had some first ever AQHA competitors along with those who haven’t competed for a while and some that are actively on the circuit. The High Points were gorgeous silver buckles and Reserves were lovely leather halters. THANK YOU to our amazing show staff and judge for making it the fabulous day it was. Rod Ash was our show manager extraordinaire as always. Kathie Mackenzie was a rockin’ show secretary as always and Glenn Massey, “the voice of LMQHA,” was his fabulous self. Richard Pyke and Terri Brown graciously donated their time as whipper-in and ring steward and did a wonderful job! Thank you Tamara Jameson for all you did leading up to the show as well as the prizes, the sponsorships and beautiful pictures. Thanks to Sian Russell, Haley Russell and Pia Petersen for heading hospitality and more. Thanks to Jeremy Buckley for being concession chef and Russell Bissett for bringing the BBQ (sponsored by Otter Co-op). Thanks to West Coast Thunder for the use of their PA, Lynne Carter for help with tear down and Greystone for having us. Thank you to the wonderful sponsors of this year’s awards! HERE ARE THE HIGHPOINT WINNERS AQHA Youth Level 1 Walk/Trot - Sponsored by Equine Essentials and Sierra Hayward Farrier Services Champion - Brooklyn Milligan & Leap To Conclusion Reserve - Emily Gauthier & Katie Dimensions AQHA Amateur Level 1 Walk/Trot - Sponsored by Bar T5 Trailers BC Champion - Cheyenne Hayward & Sweet Country Rock Reserve - Jeneane Evans & A Classy Leager AQHA Rookie Youth - Sponsored by 5 Pine Ranch Champion - Aleasha Meloshinsky & Shes Good N Sweet AQHA Level 1 Youth - Sponsored by Equine Essentials Champion - Aleasha Meloshinsky & Shes Good N Sweet

APHA Novice Youth - Sponsored by Stallionz Calendar Champion - Chrissy Penaloza & Alitotoodynamic AQHA Rookie Amateur - Sponsored by F & V Enterprise Champion - Allison Lynne Satterthwaite & One Hot Envy Reserve - Jeanette Brandt & Pink Cadillac Dreams AQHA Level 1 Amateur - Sponsored by Bissett Farms Champion - Haley Russell & Blazin Hot and Sheik Reserve - Allison Lynne Satterthwaite & One Hot Envy APHA Novice Amateur - Sponsored by Lazy 3 Ranch Champion - Margo Murray & Flash Hollywood Star


Please stay tuned to BCQHA.COM and out LMQHA Facebook page for details of the upcoming meetings including the AGM in November. LMQHA is thriving and our events are growing! However we will be needing more member involvement and help as we go into 2017 as some of those who have been a driving force these past few years need to scale down on the amount of time they have to dedicate. Please consider stepping on the board, joining the Bazaar committee or helping in other capacities. LMQHA is a special organization and many hands make light work.

In the next issue

Stay tuned for reports on the AQHA Ride which happened in September as well as the Pub Night fundraiser!

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association President: Mellissa Buckley, mellissa1@hotmail.com, 604-729-6616 Website: http://bcqha.com/index.php/lmqha Visit our Facebook page OCTOBER 2016


The Back Country Horsemen of BC Story By Pati Dugan, Skeena Stikine Chapter

Mountain Trail comes to Terrace In February 2016, BCHBC Skeena Stikine committed to building a mountain trail course. The Regional District of Kitimat Stikine had allotted us 4+ acres to use in 2015, at the grounds where all the other horse activities are located. Now, we needed a plan. We had to find out what a course like this entailed. What obstacles, how to build to competitive levels, what’s required, what’s optional, what’s available for training and on and on. We applied for and received grants from Northern Development Initiative, Back Country Horsemen of BC and Horse Council BC. All 3 of these organizations were awesome, helping out with the grant applications, which looked so very complicated in the beginning. Without these grants, we wouldn’t have been able to build this course, as being a very new chapter, our funds were limited. We watched every video of mountain trail courses we could find, scoured the Internet for information, and bought the books. We visited the Circle Creek Ranch in Kamloops while they were holding a Mountain Trail clinic. They were kind enough to allow us to take pictures of the obstacles and observe how they were used. The clinician, Debbie Hughes, showed us what the purpose of all the obstacles are and what the goal was for each one. Regional District didn’t want us to clear cut the area, so we devised a layout that would wind thru trees. We had to take out enough trees to create a path and area for the obstacles, make sure the horses could get through the trees (with rider or being led). Next was building the obstacles, placing them and laying hog fuel along the path. At last, it was time to try them out. That was fun, and a little intimidating for a greenhorn like me, but it was a success! Sounds smooth and easy, but there was a lot of machine time and

manual labour involved. We had a few work bees that gave us many willing hands to haul brush, spread hog fuel, and as we worked through the course, folks came up with some innovative ideas. We are fortunate that our past chair is a faller, machine operator, builder, horseman and so much more. As our course is on public property, it is open to whomever wants to use it whenever. We posted “rules” signs to encourage respectful and safe use. We have about 17 obstacles and plan to put more in as time and funds allow. We invited all horse people in the area to join us at the course after the Terrace River Boat Days parade. A good number of people came out and tried the obstacles. Our members were on hand to help out where needed. We asked that folks hand walk their horses through first, then ride. Some of the youngsters made it look way too easy – young and fearless, I guess. Our first clinic is scheduled for midOctober. Not a great time of year, but the only time we could get – the clinician is in great demand. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate. Once we have a couple of clinics, build some more obstacles and learn SO much more about the event, we can hold competitions. For more information, see our BCHBC Skeena Stikine Facebook page, or contact Donna Rennison at cowgurluptoo@hotmail. com. A huge thank you to all the folks who gave their time, their labour and support.

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

President: Brian Wallace, president@bchorsemen.org, 250-569-2324 • Vice President: Mary Huntington, rivergals@telus.net, 250-577-3555 Vice President: Lisa Galanov, lisa@owspower.ca, 250-672-0099 • Vice President: Catherine Davidson, catherinedavidson@telus.net, 250-337-4085 Secretary: Rose Schroeder, milkmaid@shaw.ca, 604-854-1245 • Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, klldt13@hotmail.com - 250-832-1596 Past President: Ybo Plante, farmgirlbc@gmail.com, 250-361-6290

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BC Rodeo Association AWARDS BANQUET & AGM SATURDAY OCTOBER 15th, 2016 Quesnel Seniors Center, Quesnel, BC


10:00 am ~ Agenda items must be submitted to the office prior to October 1, 2016. Please contact the rodeo office 250-457-9997 or email bcrodeoassn@gmail.com. The top ten (10) Finalist competitors and top 10 Season Leaders in the eight (8) major events must attend the BCRA AGM at the end of the current year. A ($100) fine will be assessed and added to the price of 2017 membership card for not attending. Top ten competitors who cannot attend the AGM must send written notification to the BCRA office 48 hours prior to the AGM. BAREBACK 1 2 3 4 5

Christoph Muigg, $5,930.03 Steve Hohmann, $3,868.93 Cash Kerner, $3,864.16 Jared Marshall, $3,660.13 Denver Derose, $3,243.27

SADDLE BRONC 1 Christoph Muigg, $8,209.92 2 Steve Hohmann, $3,732.44 3 Kaila Mussel, $2,782.80 4 Clint Quesnel, $2,347.64 5 Cliff Schuk, $1,356.46 BULL RIDING 1 Ty Hamill, $5,554.97 2 Lane Cork, $2,731.68 3 Clark O’Flynn, $2,384.20 4 Lane Goertzen, $1,825.53 5 Micaiah Gordon, $1,000.00 TIE DOWN ROPING 1 Steve Lloyd, $4,457.06 2 Dustin Shields, $1,888.76 3 Brooke McFarland, $1,814.85 4 Brayden Roch, $1,614.93 5 Cash Isnardy, $1,461.60 STEER WRESTLING 1 Wade McNolty, $3,474.13 2 Arlan Gulbranson, $2,395.41 3 Dustin Shields, $2,284.11 4 Colton Wardrop, $1,609.86 5 Charlie Attrill, $1,521.46 BREAKAWAY ROPING 1 Denise Swampy, $4,445.14 2 Allison Everett, $3,646.73 3 Taylor Cherry, $2,936.57 4 Rike Wieth, $2,495.84 5 Katrina Ilnicki, $1,446.92

GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEADERS 1 Ryan MacNaughton, $4,038.24 2 Aaron Palmer, $3,758.36 3 Ryan Hume, $3,589.11 4 Tim Terepocki, $3,400.60 5 Neal Antoine, $3,344.67 GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEELERS 1 Riley Isnardy, $3,776.63 2 Dustin Shields, $2,701.12 3 Colby Stewart, $2,630.93 4 Rod Spiers, $2,553.59 5 Brayden Roch, $2,525.21


Cocktails 5 pm ~ Dinner 6 pm ~ Awards 7 pm ~ Dance 9 pm


from 6–9 pm Tickets: Adults $30/person (12 yrs. & older) ~ (Under 12) $15. ADVANCE SALES ONLY. REMINDER TO ALL AWARD WINNERS: All Award winners and Season Leaders must be present at the BCRA awards banquet to receive their awards. If they cannot attend, a written explanation must be sent in to the BCRA office, 48 hours prior to the banquet, stating their circumstances for not attending and who will be accepting the award. If explanation is unacceptable to the BCRA Board of Directors, a fine will be levied at the Board of Directors’ discretion.

LADIES GOAT TYING 1 Kaylee Billyboy, $183.37 2 Allison Everett, $169.26 3 Alyson Schuk, $84.63 4 Jennifer Schuk, $70.53 5 Taylor Cherry, $42.32

PEE WEE POLE BENDING 1 Kira Stowell, $197.40 2 Kaitlyn Lulua, $125.40 3 Taylan James, $111.60 4 Lowell Stevens, $101.40 5 Emma Antoine, $72.60

JENNA WILLS MEMORIAL JUNIOR BARREL RACING 1 Brianna Billy, $2,289.31 2 Emma Langevin, $1,829.18 3 Amy Hume, $1,602.54 4 Tatum Long, $618.31 5 Alexis Glassford, $590.43

PEE WEE GOAT TAIL TYING 1 Taylan James, $100.10 2 Emma Antoine, $82.50 3 Erika Ignace, $23.10

#8 TEAM ROPING -- HEADERS 1 Ryan Hume, $284.37 2 Allison Everett, $227.50 3 John Hancock, $112.62 4 Gracie Antoine, $102.38 5 Alyson Schuk, $92.14

NECHAKO VALLEY RODEO ASSOC. JUNIOR STEER RIDING 1 Kevin Wallace, $1,475.76 2 Denton Spiers, $1,286.61 3 Lane Paley, $1,078.53 4 Tyler Cherry, $848.80 5 Isaac Mack, $777.70

#8 TEAM ROPING -- HEELERS 1 Carl Hyde, $352.62 2 Denise Swampy, $147.88 3 Ryan Hume, $112.62 4 Neal Antoine, $102.38 5 Cliff Schuk, $92.14

JUNIOR BREAKAWAY 1 Dyson Leneve, $2,253.94 2 Derek Hadland, $1,756.69 3 Cole Harris, $922.27 4 Brianna Billy, $778.68 5 Kali Alkings, $544.18

REGENCY CHRYSLER LADIES BARREL RACING 1 Judy Hyde, $5,948.28 2 Sarah Gerard, $4,643.71 3 Sara Christmas, $4,242.71 4 Cathy Bueckert, $3,278.13 5 Joleen Seitz, $3,128.21

JUNIOR POLE BENDING 1 Mesa Passey, $195.84 2 Tatum Long, $185.91 3 Hannah Turner, $149.76 4 Brook Dowswel, $103.68 5 Gracie Antoine, $94.09 JUNIOR GOAT TYING 1 Brianna Billy, $101.92 2 Harley Antoine, $101.92 3 Brock Everett, $50.97 4 Sydney Schuk, $33.43 5 Emma Langevin, $30.26

PEE WEE BARREL RACING 1 Taylan James, $1,141.60 2 Kira Stowell, $730.55 3 Erika Ignace, $729.66 4 Kaitlyn Lulua, $531.00 5 Hanna Cady, $476.85 2016 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 1 Taylor Cherry, $5,911.89 2 Sara Christmas, $4,242.71 3 Arlan Gulbranson, $2,395.41 4 Tosha Seitz, $1,645.09 5 Perri-lynn Leneve, $1,155.06 GJ RODEO CO. ROOKIE ROUGHHORSE STANDINGS 1 Tyrone Hunlin, 1309 2 Kiefer Larson, 654 3 Landon Vipond, 516 4 Chance Wabneggar, 163 2016 ALL AROUND COWGIRL 1 Taylor Cherry, $5,911.89 2 Laura James, $3,476.89 2016 ALL AROUND JUNIOR 1 Brianna Billy, $3,191.30 2 Cole Harris, $1,242.11 3 Harley Antoine, $1,010.36 4 Alexis Glassford, $956.76

Check our website at www.rodeobc.com





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: ctra@golden.net • 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, ridingforfreedomranch@shaw.ca 7/17 BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 6/17 asmarawg@telus.net, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ. BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Sect’y: Debbie Miyashita 250-804-2928, miyashitadebbie@gmail.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, bclmponyclub@gmail.com 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, cathyglover@telus.net 10/17

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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, bcrodeoassn@shaw.ca, 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 We wrap our 2015 year with $27,000 added, and approximately 600 teams at our Finals in Armstrong BC. For 2016 show dates go to www.bctcpa.net or email: cattlepenbctcpa@hotmail.com 9/16

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. 10/16 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, mellissa1@hotmail.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

6/17 5/16

Promoting equine activities and knowledge in the south Cariboo with Shows, Clinics, Gymkhanas and more.

President: Denise Little E-mail: littlecountry@bcinternet.net www.100mileoutriders.com

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Clubs & Associations REGION 17 ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC., Clubs in Western Canada, Terry Johnson, terry@weststar.ca, youth activities, shows, stallion auction, clinics, www.region17.com 12/16

PACIFIC ASSOC. OF THE ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO HORSE (PAALH) www.paalh.com; paalhinfo@gmail.com; 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 • 4beat@telus.net


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 wcrareining@gmail.com, www.wcra.info 6/17

What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2016 EVENTS?? Let us know – this is a FREE service for non-profit events. REQUIRED FORMAT FOR EACH DATE: Jan 1-3 OPEN HORSE SHOW, Smith Arena, Smithsville, BC, John 604-123-4567 johnsmith@smith.net, www.smithshow.com


1 ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Becky Herford, chicklet1976@live.com 1 HALLOWEEN SHOW, Summerland Rodeo Grounds, Summerland BC, Mikhaela Bakalos 250-488-2263. 1-7 EDMONTON AB, 7 day intensive course. Learn equine massage therapy, www.equinerehab.ca, Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF 2 GAMES DAY (COSTUME), LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Ngaire Smart, ngaire.smart@gmail.com 2-3 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Victoria BC, Kristina Millar 250-589-5981, kristinamillar@hotmail.com 4-5 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Duncan BC, Gary Toller 250-715-1242, fourtqh@shaw.ca 5-9 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Custom School of Horse Camp, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 7-9 CW FALL CLASSIC BREEDERS SALE, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, 403-630-2551, www.fallclassicsale.com 8-9 TRAINING FOR COURAGE CLINIC w/Paul Dufresne, St. Andrews MB, www.pauldufresne.com 8-9 BC SPORTHORSE-SPORTPONY BREEDERS GROUP, Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC, Ulli 604-421-6681, actionfilm@telus.net, www.bcsporthorses.com 11 WILD & WOOLEY (non-point show) Mission Horse Club, Mission BC, Helen Howell 604-217-1916 for more info 11 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Kelowna BC, Anne Smythe 250-860-2785, arthur1_dj@telus.net 12 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Kelowna BC, Janice Reid 250-765-9188, janicemr@shaw.ca 13-14 MARION WEISSKOPFF HORSEMANSHIP, Armstrong BC, Daina Hillson 250-803-2069. mystellashine@gmail.com 14-16 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Fall Tune Up Camp, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 15 THE PADDOCK TACK & TOGS IS CLOSING (last day of SALE), Vernon BC, We’re gonna miss you! 15 COME-AS-YOU-ARE SHOW, Blackstock Performance Horses & Arena, Chilliwack BC, Patty 604-823-4980, www.blackstockperformancehorses.ca 15-16 KRC FALL DRESSAGE SHOW, Kelowna BC, Ashton 250-862-0516, ashtyn_@hotmail.com 15-16 TRAINING FOR COURAGE CLINIC w/Paul Dufresne, St. Andrews MB, www.pauldufresne.com

16 SPOOKTACULAR FUN DAY, Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 21-23 THE MANE EVENT EXPO, Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, 250-578-7518, www.maneeventexpo.com 22 WEANLING CHALLENGE & SALE, (Fun Event for for Youth & Lady Trainers), Midnight Stadium, Fort McLeod AB, 403-330-5958, www.rockingheartranchltd.com 22-23 TRAINING FOR COURAGE CLINIC w/Paul Dufresne, Saskatoon SK, www.pauldufresne.com 29-30 TRAINING FOR COURAGE CLINIC w/Paul Dufresne, Millet AB, www.pauldufresne.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 5-6 EC GENERAL PERFORMANCE & WESTERN JUDGES CLINIC, Olds College, Olds AB, www.albertaequestrian.com 18 HORSEY LADIES OKANAGAN, Fundraising Banquet, Spall Golf Course, Vernon BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 or see us on Facebook 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 28 FALL YEARLING & MIXED SALE, Cloverdale Fairgrounds, Surrey BC, www.harnessracingbc.com



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CARIBOO SADDLERY (Williams Lake) Mark Denny 250-392-3735 Over 30 years of Custom Saddles and Leather Repairs 10/16 GARRY’S SADDLE SHOP (Grand Forks BC) 250-584-4654 Custom Saddles, Tack, Chaps, Scabbards, Holsters. 6/17 R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 3/17 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@telus.net OCTOBER 2016


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ALICIA HARPER of Hylee Training, EC Comp. Coach/Trainer. Specializing in Hunters available for training, lessons/clinics, www.hyleetraining.com 9/17 BIRGIT STUTZ, Chris Irwin Gold Cert. Trainer/Coach, www.fallingstarranch.ca Training/Lessons/Clinics/Mentorships, Dunster, BC, 250-968-6801 5/17

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The most Eclectic Store in the Shuswap for 25 years! Great Gifts for Horse, Dog & Cat Lovers and the Whole Family! We specialize in Ladies Fashions. Picadilly Place Mall, Salmon Arm, BC • 250.832.1149 Bonnie


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JONATHAN FIELD HORSEMANSHIP - Inspired by Horses® www.JonathanField.net, 1-888-533-4353 6/17 JONI LYNN PETERS - (Okanagan) High Performance Dressage Coach, clinics, coaching and training, 250-546-8892, jonilynn@live.ca 12/16 LEE PONCELET TRAINING STABLES (Vernon, BC) 250-938-2034 Starting Colts. Training all levels. Specializing in Cutting/Cowhorse. www.lpperformancehorses.com 3/17 LISA WIEBEN (Bowden AB) www.mountainviewtrainingstables.com, Clinics, Training, Lessons, Centered Riding/Western & English Dressage 2/17 MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) 250-295-4329, Clinics throughout BC, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Mountain Trail & Driving, www.mwsporthorses.com 4/17 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, www.sandylang.ca 4/17 TRANQUILLEFARMS.COM (Okanagan) Lorraine Andres. Rehabilitation Centre, Liveblood.org, Blood Analysis (people/horses). All disciplines 250-999-5090 3/17

Business Services VETERINARIANS ACCORD VETERINARY SERVICES ACCORD VETERINARY SERVICES (Kamloops & area) 250-314-6566. Dr. Marlin Mason, Mobile Equine/Bovine Vet Services, 6/17 ANIMAL CARE HOSPITAL (Williams Lake 250-392-5510) (Quesnel 250-747-3053) Drs. Magnowski, Scheidt, Thompson, Jordan 10/16 DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. www.dcvet.ca 8/17 DEEP CREEK VET SERVICES Drs. Baker & Cienciala. Small animals & horses. North Okanagan 250-833-8585, deepcreekvet@gmail.com, www.deepcreekveterinary.com 10/16 HERMEN GEERTSEMA EQUINE SERVICES “Striving for excellence in Veterinary care.” 604-857-5432 or 1-888-858-5432, www.geertsema.ca 6/17 INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (S & Central OK) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, COAC Cert. Vet. Chiropractor 4/17 KAMLOOPS LARGE ANIMAL VET CLINIC 250-374-1486 Drs Jennifer Jackson, Jason McGillivray, Colin Mikkelsen, Robert Mulligan, Heather Pedersen 12/16 OKANAGAN EQUINE VET, (Kelowna) 250-764-9888 Sheila McDonald DVM & Grant Scott DVM, Dipl., ACVS, Board Cert. Equine Surgeon. 8/17 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099 Drs. Alex Wales, Susan Wales and Jessica Wales 4/17 SHUSWAP VETERINARY CLINIC, (Salmon Arm) 250-832-6069, Large and small animal vets, on-call 24/7 for emergencies, www.shuswapvet.com 7/17 THREE VALLEYS VET SERVICES (BC’s Southern Interior) Dr. David Ward Full equipped equine/bovine mobile, 250-497-6127 or 250-809-8807 3/17


Stallions & Breeders APPALOOSACENTRE.COM 250-963-9779 Real Appaloosas for Today and the Future! 5/17 DOUBLE DIAMOND CANADIANS (Enderby BC) 250-838-0908 11/16 SS: DD Pacha Ulixes, Bay, 15HH, Henryville/Viger lines, www.canadianhorse.info FAIRVIEW ARABIAN STUD (Okanagan Falls) 250-497-6127 SS: World Class Crabbet Bloodlines, www.fairviewarabianstud.com 3/17 OLD BALDY RANCH (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 12/16 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, www.northernhorse.com/oldbaldy ROPERFORMANCEHORSES.CA (Vanderhoof BC) 250-567-8685 SS: Breeding Quality AQHA & APHA Performance Horses 2/17

SKYLINE STABLES (Williams Lake BC) 250-392-3649, hannahgarden@hotmail.com SS: Home of the Leopard Stallions, Sign Of Freckles & Im’a Cool Kisser 2/17 SUNSET VIEW RANCH (West Kelowna BC) 250-707-7271. Top Performance AQHA/APHA bloodlines, Breeding & Sales. SS: Dunit Canadian Style. 9/16 TURNING POINT RANCH (Pritchard BC) 250-577-3526, see us on FB SS: Arabians & APHA, Breeding, Sales, Boarding, horses@turningpointranch.ca 2/17 TWIN ACRES FARM (70 Mile House BC) 250 456 7462. Welsh Ponies, Welsh Pembroke & Welsh Cardigan Corgis, twinacresfarm@xplornet.ca, www.twinacresfarm.net 2/17 WILDWOOD RANCHES Reg’d Quarter Horses (OK Falls, BC) 250-497-8452 SS: Standing an own son of Frenchmans Guy. www.wildwoodranches.org 12/16




On The Market (Private Sale) 50 ACRES READY FOR YOUR ANIMALS

Want To Ride An Appaloosa?

Near Chase, between Kamloops and Salmon Arm, close to Shuswap Lake, fenced and cross-fenced, 50 acres contain pasture, hayfields, riding ring, barn with hay storage and 2 box stalls, 3-horse loafing shed, 2-vehicle carport and insulated shop, garage, chicken house and runs, and storage buildings. Suitable for horses or cattle; ride to crown land trails and 2 indoor arenas. Updated house on school bus route has 3 bedrooms, office, 2 bathrooms, rec room, cold room/pantry, and full-size cellar off basement. There are wireless cell and computer service, satellite high-speed internet and television. More photos on request.


Breeding old style Foundation Quarter Horses with:


$649,000 CDN 250-679-3557 (Chase BC) E-mail: lindahaas@xplornet.com

Visit appaloosacentre.com 250-963-9779 “Selling only BCAC ranch raised and trained family friendly Appaloosas”

12/16 9/16

The Peruvian Horse

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

Limited Prospects available


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




“Coco” is a registered AQHA chocolate palomino 9-yearold mare. She stands 14.2HH. Very affectionate horse and loves to be brushed and given a shower. Trailers, current on vaccines, deworming and hoof trimming. Easy to catch. She is broke to ride and has had training but doesn’t get ridden due to owner’s health. She needs to go to a good home that will use and appreciate her.

$2,500 CDN For further information: Phone 250-379-5185 E-mail lori.g@telus.net (Falkland BC)

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QH Gelding, 15HH, 10 years old. UTD with farrier, shots and teeth. Very good on trails and arena - started over small jumps. About as bombproof as they come. We are looking for a forever home and a rider who can manage their horse independently (no beginners please) for PJ’s sake not the riders. Reason for sale is the owner is deceased. References required and will give same.

$4,000 250-833-1930 or jenngery@xplornet.ca (Enderby BC)


Excellent location – country feel – 5 min. from Vernon. 36’x39’ detached workshop, insulated, heated, 220 wiring, with attached 36’x25’ barn. Great potential for a home-based business. Income property, currently horse boarding, 100’x200’ riding arena and 55’ round pen. Older 4 bedroom house, 1,340 sq. ft. on upper floor; 2012 renovations to interior and exterior. 18 min. to Silver Star Ski Resort. Included in sale: riding mower, farm tractor with front-end loader, flail mower and rototiller attachments. More info/photos www.okhomesellers.com, listing #26975. For sale by owner.

$779,000 4383 East Vernon Road, Vernon BC 250-545-9014, E-mail llnicholls@shaw.ca

Rural Roots (Real Estate)


20 minutes north of Williams Lake in micro climate with cherry trees, incredible buildings, and $30,000 in hay sales. The 12 year old home offers spacious master bedroom, 9’ ceilings, hardwood flooring and large kitchen. Adjoining shop (32x70’) has high PSI cement floors for HD equipment, mezzanine and a 1-bedroom suite above just ready for the kitchen. There is a 40x70’ hay barn and tack room. Excellent horseback riding, with easy access off Hwy 97 for large equipment. Property is all fenced, has incredible investment potential and subdivision potential.

6,100 sq. ft. 7 bedroom, 6 bathroom home located on lush flat land. Property has a year-round creek running through it with water rights for irrigation. Home is beautifully decorated and recently underwent a complete renovation including electrical and plumbing and records were kept for all work. It includes a 34x60 Quonset, pump house and all irrigation equipment, hay barn, and property is fully fenced. 

5093 N Cariboo 97 Highway, Williams Lake BC $625,000 MLS® R2088819

2770 Schram Road, Kelowna BC $2,995,000 MLS® 10111754

GARTH MCINTYRE 250-398-0215

WAYNE JUDIESCH 250-862-7539 (Cell) Macdonald Realty, Kelowna BC E-mail: wjudiesch@shaw.ca

Re/Max Williams Lake Realty Ltd. E-mail gmrt@wlake.com, www.williamslakehomes.com


IDEAL SET UP FOR HORSES! Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home set on 16.5 acres in the beautiful Armstrong/ Spallumcheen valley. Property has open riding arena, 24’x36’ barn with tack room, stalls, shop with grease pit, covered storage and equipment shed. Property is fenced and cross fenced. A perfect set up for horse and cattle operation. For additional information or to book a showing please visit our website at www.vantageonerealty.com 4784 Stepney Road, Armstrong BC $849,000 MLS® #10114548 HOWARD NEUFELD 250-938-3358 VantageOne Realty Inc. howard@vantageone.net • www.vantageonerealty.com




Check out this incredible 54 acre property just 7 km east of Enderby. Has a comfortable and cozy 4 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse, numerous outbuildings, round pen for horses, farm status with yearly cow/calf income contract. Property has irrigation rights from Brash Creek, is fully fenced and cross fenced and backs onto Crown Land. For additional information or to book a showing please visit our website at www.vantageonerealty.com

Beautifully presented and maintained 1,600 sq. ft. log home in the Edgewood Valley. 20+ flat acres with approximately 1,100’ river frontage. Fenced and x-fenced, with 4-stall barn and numerous outbuildings. Large shop has infloor hot water heat. Also has a 600 sq. ft. guest cottage within 50’ of the river. Property is lush and green with 26 fruit trees, large garden areas and a warm spring on the property – so bring your ideas! For additional info or to book a showing, please visit our website.

759 Mable Lake Road, Enderby BC $785,900 MLS ® #10116909

9755 Highway 6, Edgewood BC $499,900 MLS ® 2405558/#10099468

HOWARD NEUFELD • 250-938-3358 VantageOne Realty Inc. howard@vantageone.net • www.vantageonerealty.com

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HOWARD NEUFELD 250-938-3358 VantageOne Realty Inc. howard@vantageone.net • www.vantageonerealty.com


GREAT VALUE! Property is priced below $1.2 million appraisal value with a spacious rancher and amazing equestrian facilities. Has both an outdoor riding arena and a covered riding ring with attached stalls built in 2012. Home features generous rooms, open floor plan, large bright windows and additional suite above for hobby/office area. Enclosed porch and ample parking for vehicles/ trailers/RVs. Over 5 acres fully fenced. Quick possession possible. This type of property rarely comes onto the market. View this unique property now! 12590 Bell Street, Mission BC $1,150,000 MLS ® R2109392

AnGELA KAy 604-644-0325 Interlink Realty



Great income! 3,000+ small squares from two cuts. Gorgeous home with open concept and views. See more pics at BC Farm and Ranch website.

Located 55 minutes north of Kamloops, 15 minutes south of Barriere. Gorgeous property with two substantial year-round creeks. Hay production 4 tons per acre, alfalfa /grass, small cow/calf operation.

1751 Old Hedley Road, Princeton BC REDUCED to $899,900 MLS® 159988

6541/6675 Heffley Louis Creek Road, Barriere BC REDUCED to: $799,900 MLS® 133389

GEORGIA CLEMENT 250-378-1654

GEORGIA CLEMENT 250-378-1654

BC Farm & Ranch Realty Corp. www.bcfarmandranch.com

BC Farm & Ranch Realty Corp. www.bcfarmandranch.com



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1521 Sumas Way.......................................604-864-2665 3663 South Island Hwy.............................250-334-0801 N.W. Boulevard..........................................250-428-2254 11508 - 8th Street.......................................250-782-5281 4650 Trans Canada Hwy...........................250-746-1755 706 Carrier Road.......................................250-851-2044 1090 Stevens Road Hwy...........................250-769-8700 5592 Hwy 97 South...................................250-498-2524 Upper Mud River Road..............................250-560-5431 3650 Hwy 97 North...................................250-991-0406 7155 Meadowlark Road............................250-545-3355

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