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Kaslo Hosts Adiva

By Leslie Clough


aslo Riding Club hosted a Focus Clinic with Adiva Murphy on May 13-15. The club had interested participants from a variety of backgrounds, needs and ages. Adiva’s ‘Focus Clinic’ concept fit perfectly, as participants’ needs are the focus and the number of participants is kept low so there is lots of one to one time with Adiva. Six riders and 5 auditors attended the clinic. It started with a “Meet and Greet” Friday evening. Adiva spent time with each participant to review her or his needs and goals of the clinic. Over the next 2 days the mornings were spent on ground work and the afternoons were devoted to semi private lessons. Adiva adapted plans along the way to meet the needs of each equestrian pair. She seamlessly incorporated current research on equine learning into each interaction. The clinic was held at the scenic arena in Kaslo BC. Out-of-town participants camped for free at the arena site and used the on-site paddocks for their horses. All participants felt their expectations were exceeded and all asked for another clinic with Adiva in the fall! So she will return September 9-11.

Having a clinic in a remote area takes enthusiasm and help from many. Thanks to Kaslo Riding Club for supporting the clinic in so many ways, the Village of Kaslo Recreation grant for horse clinics and demonstrations, and Horse Council BC, Zone 1 grant for an individual. Thanks also to the participants for travelling to Kaslo and for their open heartedness to learn and to Adiva Murphy for being willing to travel to a remote area to meet a group of passionate horse people. For updates about Kaslo Riding Club activities join our Facebook page or email kasloridingclub@gmail.com



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s I write this at press time, I just finished riding at the Gaited Horse Show. Thanks again to Loretta LeBlanc for letting me ride her Kentucky Mountain Horse ‘Jewel’. We had loads of fun, and did gather quite a few ribbons! (Jewel is for sale if anyone is interested!) I hope some of you read my notes from last month’s issue and did contact Bruce Cummings at the 55+ BC Games office. Their office needs to I won a first place ribbon at the Gaited Show with ‘Jewel’. Beside hear from interested ‘equine parme is owner Loretta LeBlanc. Photo by Len Kilbreath. ties/groups’ in order for equine events to happen at the 2017 Games here in Armstrong. (bruce_cummings@telus.net) We have another ‘Horse Racing’ feature in this issue (as we did last July) – I hope you enjoy it! I wish our interior circuit would get back on ‘track’ – especially Vernon, which has been stagnant for a couple years now! If you are wondering why the Alberta racing industry is not included in the feature, it is largely due to the economy in that province, as I did contact all racing offices, and they just could not participate. I did not want you to think I left them out – they chose not to be included. The offer was there. Maybe they can plan for next year’s feature!

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CTHS Yearling & Mixed Sale 5 Riding and Fitness 6 Stimulating Horses 8 Courage Canada Trail Ride 10 Equestrians with Disabilities 11 The Time it Takes (Training) 12 Isla Adderson 14 Western Dressage 16 Untamed Whatchamacallits 18 Horse Racing FEATURE 20-28

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he Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (BC Division) will hold its annual sale of yearling thoroughbreds on Tuesday, September 13 at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park. The auction will start at 3 p.m. and there will be close to a hundred yearlings to choose from. The auction is held within the Show Park’s arena, which offers grandstand seating, a close up view of each yearling up for bid, and goes ahead rain or shine.

Interested buyers are welcome to visit the Show Park on September 12 to view prospective champions at the Yearling Parade which also starts at 3 p.m. Yearlings are stabled on the grounds and breeders and agents will be on hand both days to take their horses out of their stalls and present them to interested visitors or to answer any questions. Also on site will be the Sales catalogue, listing each yearling’s pedigree, breeder and agent. The catalogue will be available online in mid-July on the CTHS-BC website (www.cthsbc.org). A free information session will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at the Derby Bar and Grill for those who are considering purchasing a racehorse (either individually or with a group) and who would like to learn about racehorse ownership options, racing syndicates, how to read the CTHS Sales catalogue and more. For more information about the CTHS Sale or for information about racehorse ownership, please visit www. cthsbc.org.

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Riding and Fitness

With Cherish Thomas

What Kind of Fitness are You?

There are two kinds of fitness for riders, or should I say there are two kinds of riders for fitness... Allow me to explain.


he first type of fitness is for riders who need to get in better shape to improve their riding. To strengthen the muscles used while riding, improve core, range of motion and cardio. The second type of fitness is for the competitive riders, the ones who ride so much that they use the same repetitive motion over and over again. In order to perform better, rebalance the body and prevent injuries, they need to work out their antagonist and lateral muscles. Stretching plays a major factor as well as proper physiotherapy for any old or new injuries. While interviewing some of the top athletes of the sport, I approached Andrew Bournes (Ireland) and Martin Fuchs (Switzerland) to get their insight. I asked, “What do you do to keep your body and health in peak riding condition?” Martin Fuchs replied, “Once a week, gym with my trainer for 90 minutes; every day, stretching, usually in the morning.” Andrew Bournes detailed answer was, “Most of my fitness comes from riding. Realistically, I ride for 6 to 8 hours per day when I’m not at a horse show. Right now, I work out with a physiotherapist for 1.5 hours, five days a week and I do Pilates one day a week. This is my rehabilitation program for a broken collar bone injury that I suffered in May. I’ll have to continue this for at least six months. I used to work out in the gym one day a week and do Pilates two or three days a week.” Wow! This answer excites me and is an eye opener. How quickly we sweep our injuries under the carpet, eager to get back in the saddle again. Instead of taking the time we need to heal and seeking a proper physiotherapy program from a professional who understands the equestrian sport. I asked Andrew Bournes, “What do you do to prevent injuries?” He replied, “I try to stay fit and as flexible as possible. I find that Pilates helps to keep my core strong and this helps avoid back injuries and other wear and tear. I also always wear a helmet. One of the most common injuries is concussion. I have always worn a helmet while riding; I make all of my 6 • JULY 2016


students and staff wear a helmet while riding. Every day, no exceptions.” When asking Martin Fuchs the same questions, he confirmed that stretching was his main focus. We spend so much time working on the horse that it’s easy to forget about ourselves and our conditioning. With our sport already being so financially strenuous not everyone can afford a personal trainer five days a week.

However, there are options to achieve your fitness goals at every financial level, even low income. Find a local equestrian workout class or ask a qualified personal trainer to start one for a group and agree on a set rate. Before a show or if I’m feeling stiff, I will attend a hot yoga class. There are some great local yoga places that offer some sort of Karma class at a discounted rate. Any exercise should be suited to your individualized needs. All workouts should start with a warm-up of dynamic stretches, followed by cross training and/or physiotherapy movements, core exercises near the end and finish with a cool down of static stretches. Remember don’t let anything stop you, No excuses! Cherish Thomas is BCRPA-certified, has been a riding instructor for 16 years and personal trainer for nine years. She has developed programs called Equishape and has worked with riders of all levels.


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A Reason to Care… Physically and Mentally Stimulating Horses By Glenn Stewart

We have all heard that it is the release that teaches. However, there needs to first be a contrasting stimulation in order for the release to be meaningful, otherwise it is very hard to give the release in the first place.


fter the horse offers a try, allowing him time to rest and relax can be a release, as is sometimes allowing the horse to move. Rubbing or stroking the horse in a way the horse appreciates can be a release; these concepts have great value to the horse and are much needed and appreciated if they have been physically and/or mentally stimulated. When and if you are using a rub as a release, it has to be done like you mean it. Sometimes you may only be mentally stimulating the

horse because you didn’t ask them to move their feet. In those times when you do ask a horse to move their feet, it should be to mentally stimulate them, not to play them out. We should always be striving to create a calmer, braver, smarter horse; not one that is just tired. The key to this is to be sure to stimulate the growth in the horse mentally and physically. It is not possible to rub a horse until they become smart or brave. It can become a reward for them if done at the right time and with the right feel. Think about someone following

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you around the house rubbing your back, wherever you went, for no particular reason. Your back isn’t sore, but it is starting to get sore and a blister from all the rubbing. On the other hand, if you were picking rocks all day, trimming horses, or weeding the garden, a nice massage might be very welcomed. If you have been standing in one spot for a half hour and someone came along and said, “Hey, why don’t you stand still for another half hour?” it might be torture rather than pleasure. Again, on the other hand, if you had been climbing a mountain for the last three hours and someone said, “Let’s sit down and take a half-hour breather,” it would have some real value. Most horses enjoy a good rub, but many don’t. The dislike of being rubbed can be very obvious with horses that have not been handled much, with no trust or understanding established yet. Being that they are prey animals, and we are predators, it is not high on their list in the beginning. It is possible that horses that have been handled plenty may still not really enjoy a rub or rest because they haven’t been stimulated mentally or physically and all the standing around and/or rubbing just becomes an annoyance. Another example of what I’m trying to explain is if you offer a piece of pie to someone that just finished supper, ate too much and has already had two pieces of pie and you offer them more, it doesn’t have the value as it would to someone that hasn’t had any pie for months and is still hungry from supper. Asking a horse to do the same thing over and over when they already understand the exercise and have been doing it for a year is not stimulating for them unless you are somehow asking them to improve how they are doing that exercise. A rest for a horse when they are looking for one is a release. A rub when they are looking for one is a release. A well-timed rub or rest after a horse has been physically and mentally stimulated becomes somewhat of an addiction for them and something they look for and crave rather than something they have to put up with. Create a trying horse by mentally and physically stimulating them and then offering them the contrast that they are looking for. With the correct amount of ingredients mixed together it is nothing short of amazing the speed at which horses can learn. It is equally amazing how very little change there can be, when components are missed or in short supply.

Glenn is now offering year-round educational horsemanship programs at his facility near Fort St. John BC, and is available to travel and conduct clinics. For more information on Glenn and The Horse Ranch visit www. thehorseranch.com. (See his listing in the Business Services section under TRAINERS)

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urtis Anderson and friends’ 12th Annual Courage Canada Trail Ride to support Brain Injury Awareness was held on May 28 in the Innisfree area. This year had another good turnout with 58 on horseback, 6 wagons, with 28 people on the wagons. Following the ride there were 300 people who attended the supper at the Innisfree Rec Centre and enjoyed cowboy poetry and fiddling. This year’s MC was Miles Wowk. In the live auction $10,000 was raised and the silent auction garnered $2,500 with proceeds from the silent auction going to the Make A Wish Foundation. Steve Newsome provided the live music for the dance. The Courage Canada Trail Ride is held the last Saturday in May every year. The highlight of this year’s ride was the brain injury survivors

represented from the four brain injury centres that the Courage Canada Trail Ride supports. Media coverage was overwhelming with radio stations, newspaper and magazine reps, and a TV station all in attendance. Donations received from the event will support the Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury, LABIS, FOCUS, VALID and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team. To date the annual ride has raised over $150,000 since its 2004 inception. If you would like to support Courage Canada Trail Ride or learn more about Curtis himself, visit http://cccanada.webs.com for more information.

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Equestrians With Disabilities (EWD) Classes At the LMQHA July West Coast Circuit July 22-24, 2016 By Pia Petersen | Photos courtesy of Ron McCarthy, www.rgmphotography.ca


he Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Assoc. is really pleased to be offering classes for Equestrians With Disabilities (EWD) at our July West Coast Circuit. Our goal is to offer all riders the opportunity to show at a world class facility and be able to participate in the show experience. Most important we hope the exhibitors will have a memorable and fun experience and that we can continue to offer these classes at our future shows. The following All Breed Classes will be held in conjunction with other like classes. Showmanship: • Walk Only Showmanship • Walk Trot Showmanship Supported: The exhibitor must have a leader with a loose lead without a chain attached to the halter and may also have the assistance of one or two side walkers. • Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle English equipment and appropriate attire • Walk Jog Western Pleasure Western equipment and appropriate attire • Walk Jog Trail - English or Western Independent: The exhibitor must have a handler in a designated area should their assistance be required. • Walk Trot Hunter Under Saddle - English equipment and appropriate attire








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The Time

By Christa Miremadi | Photos by Zahra Miremadi

Somewhere along the line, over the last 30-50 years, starting horses went from a skill that was acquired over a lifetime of learning, practice and experience to a skill you can gain in a weekend or even through reading a book or watching a DVD.


tarting a horse has gone from what was once a two to fouryear process to an instantly-available accomplishment! Well… not really, but it sometimes seems that way. Not only has “the time it takes” to get the horse started been shortened considerably due to public demand and false promises, but the number of available self-proclaimed experts who’ll promise the moon has risen to an all-time high. As someone who offers colt starting as part of our services at The Rock’n Star Ranch (for more than 15 years), I’ve begun to shy away from advertising this fact due to the growing expectations that we fit the mold and get two years’ worth of work done within 30 days, something I will not do. The promise that it’ll take a minimum three-month commitment to consider starting someone’s horse is not a popular one on its own, but even less popular is the fact that having a rideable “broke” horse at the end of 90 days of training is not a guarantee. It’s my belief, however, that although it can take as little as 5-15 minutes to saddle and ride a horse for the first time, the preparation that the horse not only deserves but requires (both physically and mentally) to accept this process takes a considerably longer period of time, especially if he’s been taught poor manners or bad habits before his training begins, as is often the case. In some rare cases, an owner has done this work on boundaries, leadership, confidence building and physical development before the horse is dropped off for training and a faster, easier “start” is possible. However, in most cases (and understandably so), the owner has purchased a horse who came with some issues or has innocently taught their horse some unwanted behaviour through lack of understanding. These issues will have to be fixed before the training can begin. In the real world, most horses will need their basic manners, boundaries, ground work and handling skills “installed” before the saddle and rider can be introduced. This process can take some time if it’s going to be done in a way that considers the horse’s experience. Because of this, in most cases, the colt starter’s job becomes leadership trainer, boundary setter, confidence builder, physical trainer and companion, and then colt starter… all at once, all in 30 days or less. To add to that, the expectation that after those 30 days the horse will come home ready to saddle up and ride the arena, the trail, attend local clinics and compete in play days and local shows is not only unrealistic but it’s also unfair to both the horse and to the trainer. That would be like expecting a kindergarten student to perform brain surgery or a child who’s just had his training wheels taken off his first bike to fly a Boeing 747. Sounds ridiculous right? This is no different from expecting a horse who was your backyard pet 30 days ago to become your trusty urban trail mount tomorrow. This expectation puts a lot of pressure on the horse and the trainer, and creates an environment in which neither can give their best and it can very often actually bring out the worst. I think it’s important to 12 • JULY 2016


remember that the colt starter’s job is to “start” Bluff looking to Kalin Thomson, a student who’s learning to develop a young horse and educate him as he takes the first the horse steps towards being a riding horse. and not to prepare or “finish” him. If preparation is needed before a solid start can be provided, that needs to be taken into consideration when deciding on a length of time a horse may need to be in training. The owner’s expectations need to be realistic and the horse’s degree of current knowledge and the expected learning outcomes must be considered. It’s also important to remember that a horse needs time to absorb lessons, develop habits, grow physically, build muscles and confidence, accept a great deal of new things, develop his balance and co-ordination, learn to understand and translate a trainer’s cues and then to execute the desired performance. On top of all that, once these things are in place, horses often need some time off to soak it all in, absorb their lessons and accept this monumental shift in their lives. In my opinion, ideally, a horse is handled correctly throughout his first years and then “started” in just a few days. He would then have his first few rides in a round pen or arena, learning the feel of a rider’s weight on his back and learning to accept a few simple suggestions from his two-legged counterpart. After a very small handful of passive rides, he’d be turned out and left alone to “soak” for a few months or even up to a year without “working expectations.” This process would then be reviewed, repeated and built upon every few months over the next year or two, each time the educator raising the bar and the expectations a few notches until the horse is fully mature, confident and both physically and mentally ready to go to work full time. Treated in this manner, horses are given consistency,

Bluff and Kalin sharing a moment to soak up some learning.

It Takes provided with skills and learning opportunities, given time to process and absorb the learning, and the foundation can become rock solid. The owner should also take part in this process, learning to understand what the horse is going through, how to apply the same techniques, boundaries, expectations and feel that the trainer has established and become an essential part of providing consistency to the horse between his “semesters at school.” Over the years, we’ve had a few clients who’ve brought their horses to us for anywhere from one to three months at a time, every year for a few years in a row and they’re the ones riding off into the sunset, enjoying their horses and limited only by their willingness to learn to support their horse better. Those who’ve opted for “the quick fix” are still dealing with the same challenges (or facing even bigger ones) that they had when they started, some of them many years later. Really, the fastest way to get there is slowly and, in my experience anyway, taking the time it takes to be sure that the horse is comfortable, happy and secure, and understanding clearly every step along the way. That is the fastest way to a long-lasting horse with a foundation that doesn’t crumble under pressure.

Bluff learning to find his way off Kalin’s pressure and accept her guidance.

Christa Miremadi has been working with horses since 1984, and is a partner and facility manager in her family business in Langley, Silver Star Stables, where she also provides riding instruction and conducts horsemanship clinics. Christa is dedicated to creating harmony and building relationships between horses and humans through compassionate communication, and to strengthening partnerships by sharing the horse’s point of view. (See her listing in the Business Services Section under TRAINERS)

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Adderson Certified by School of Légèreté By Anne Patterson Isla Adderson, of For The Horse equestrian centre in Chase BC, recently became the first North American to be certified as an instructor by the School of Légèreté, founded by French classical dressage master Philippe Karl in 2004.


fter completing a rigorous, four-year program, Isla was the only one of nine student instructors in North America to pass the School of Légèreté teacher’s course examination. Her interest in what she describes as a “kind, considerate” approach to the horse began 10 years ago when she and her mother, Christine, were given a video about Philippe Karl by a friend in France. The possibilities of his methods struck a chord with both women. “Philippe Karl’s system is non-denominational. It provides an excellent education for any rider, regardless of discipline. It doesn’t matter whether you want to be a high-level dressage rider or simply want to enjoy your horse. It can improve horses of any breed by taking into account the anatomy and psychology of the individual horse,” says Isla. For Adderson, part of the appeal of the School of Légèreté’s system is the absence of coercion: no devices are used to restrict or force movement. Instead, impediments to movement are removed. “There are no side reins, nothing is tied. Riders are educated to help the horse move in self-carriage, with lightness. Philippe Karl believes that hyperflexion is detrimental to the horse. He is a strong advocate of kinder methods that rely on clear communication to give the horse confidence,” she added. Isla grew up in a family devoted to horses on an acreage in Vernon BC. Christine Adderson, is a high-level Parelli instructor, a certified Connected Riding clinician, and studied and worked with Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman, Margrit Coats and Lee Smith, among others. She encouraged her daughter to learn many riding disciplines. “I rode english, western, and in my teens did show jumping, eventing and dressage. I rode a 15 hand high Quarter Horse," says Isla. For The Horse In 2004, the Adderson family bought an 80 acre property in idyllic Turtle Valley near Chase that could fairly be described as horse heaven. Their horses thrive on organic hay from fields irrigated by mineral-rich spring water and develop natural suppleness and strength in a herd environment with spacious turnout. Among them are 14 rescue horses

Isla and Jota. Photo by Candice Camille. who enjoy a new lease on life at the farm, where they are rehabilitated, re-trained and - eventually - re-homed. “Horses are happier when they have a job,” says Isla. Over time, and with the addition of first-class equestrian facilities, For The Horse became an accredited centre for the School of Légèreté. “We accept horses for training, hold clinics and give lessons to students who bring their own horses or ride one of ours. I’ve taught students as young as six years old as well as people in their 70s. Students come from all over Canada for the intensifs and are welcome to stay here,” said Isla. She frequently travels to the Yukon to give clinics, and offers video coaching to provide continuity to her students between clinics. “I’ve always loved working with horses and helping people with horses,” says Isla. For more information on clinics, lessons and other programs available see their ‘For The Horse’ listing in Saddle Up’s Business Services under TRAINERS.

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Western Dressage Suppling Exercises By Lisa Wieben and Birgit Stutz | Photos by Rebecca Wieben

Spiral In, Leg Yield Out


he spiralling circle is a wonderful exercise that can be done by any level of horse or rider. It is a very effective way to get a horse laterally supple and to teach a horse to leg yield. It will also help the horse learn to balance himself. The exercise can be done at any gait, but should be practiced at the walk first to establish correct bend, as well as to help your horse become connected to both the outside turning aids and the inside bending aids. You may use cones for this exercise to help your circle stay round. The goal of this exercise is to be able to smoothly spiral in from a 20-metre circle to a 10-metre circle, then slowly yield back out to the 20-metre circle. If your horse is quite young or green, you may only want to go from the 20-metre to a 15-metre circle in the beginning, in order to maintain the balance and rhythm. As your horse’s training progresses and an improved connection, balance, and rhythm are established, you will be able to spiral in further. The spiral may also progress to a point where you can finish the inward spiral with a turn on the forehand or turn on the haunches before moving back out again. The turn on the forehand and turn on the haunches will both be subjects of future articles. If you drew a circle on the ground, the horse’s ears, spine, and tail would be moving on the line with a nice bend through the rib cage. The alignment of your body will need to follow that line as well, with your eyes looking through the horse’s ears. Begin the spiral in by turning your body slightly into the circle to take the horse onto an 18-metre circle. Aid the turn with the outside leg and reins; the outside rein will prevent over-bending into the circle, thus controlling the circle size. Remember from our articles on Circles and How to Prevent Mistakes on Circles, if you give too much with the outside rein, the horse will “bulge out” through the outside shoulder. This will become even more evident during the leg yield out. The inside leg and rein will maintain the flexion on the circle,

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Horse nicely bent and tracking up as she comes onto the 10 m circle in the working jog. without pulling with the inside rein. The inside rein will remain slightly off the horse’s neck with soft contact with the bit. Try to keep your rein cues as light as you can and ride the spiral more from seat and legs. Have the seat turning in as the horse’s barrel swings out of the circle and the outside leg pressing as the horse’s barrel swings into the circle. The inside leg will remain just behind the girth and will maintain the bend. Continue the spiral in to a 16-, 14-, 12-, and 10-metre circle. Establish each circle before spiralling to the next to give the horse a chance to maintain rhythm, relaxation and connection within each new bend. As the circle gets smaller, the horse’s bend will become greater and the rider’s body will need to turn more to help maintain the horse’s balance. To begin the spiral back out to the 20-metre circle, the horse’s body must remain on the bend of each circle as it moves out laterally, so the legs begin to cross over in leg-yield steps. If the horse loses the bend he will then move out of the circle too quickly and no lateral steps will be felt. To ask the horse to leg yield over, the rider will maintain a slight flexion with the inside rein. The outside rein can either open slightly if the horse is a little slow to move over, or it will maintain a light connection with the neck and shoulder so the horse does not move out too quickly. The rider’s inside leg (positioned just behind the girth), will press as the horse’s barrel swings out of the circle and release when the horse’s barrel swings into the circle. When the horse’s barrel swings

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Canada’s Fa mous Beginning the leg yield out on the circle. You can see how she is stepping further under her body with her inside hind. out of the circle, this is also when the inside front leg is leaving the ground and is in position to cross over the outside leg. In order to maintain impulsion while spiralling in and out, keep your seat following the movement and rhythm of the horse. Sometimes we can become so focused on what our legs and hands are doing that we forget to follow with the seat. This can create a loss of rhythm in the horse and the spiral will not flow as well. Spiralling out is the first step of leg yielding, as it is much easier to teach a horse to leg yield on a circle than on a straight line. The bend of the circle makes it easier to maintain suppleness, rhythm, and speed through the movement. Once you and your horse have mastered the spiral exercise at the walk, increase the difficulty by doing the exercise at a working jog, and eventually at a lope. This exercise at the lope is considerably more difficult and should only be done once the horse is well balanced in the lope on a 20-metre and 15-metre circle and has worked on the leg yield exercise in the jog both on the circle and on a straight line. Once you develop these exercises with your horse you will begin to see how much more supple and connected he can be. 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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Untamed Whatchamacallits By Doreen Zyderveld-Hagel On our mission to find wild horses, we went a-bouncing down some bladder-busting forestry roads in our little car. Apparently, Toyota Corollas weren’t meant for 4X4–ing, and the warning signs posting unmaintained roads near the Highland Valley Copper Mine left us undeterred.


y husband Len once again satisfied my need to see the wild ones, even though he doesn’t quite get why. Horses have been in my blood since I was a toddler, and wild horses became a fixation through a framed print on the wall depicting a wild herd running through the dessert. That is where it all began... Thwack, we hit bottom, almost high centered, and then back up again, the engine revved in protest. With the windows down, dust billowed in and choked us, but it was then that I heard a familiar snorting sound and there stood a beautiful black stallion. I jumped out of the car, and walked slowly towards the wary horse. He snorted another warning, tossed his head, and his dark eyes flashed angrily. I dropped my head in

response and purred at him, a sound I heard other wild horses use to greet each other. He was not impressed; Horse Whisperer I am not. Off he loped, tail in the air, head held high and pranced into the trees. I soon discovered why he was so defensive; in the distance -- his new-born foal and mare. The trio then quickly disappeared into the woods. Len was kind of used to my strange behaviour around the wild ones; however, on our first wild horse outing together in 2011, at Nordegg, AB, he grabbed me around the waist and pulled me back while I was trying to get a picture of a charging stallion. Len did not understand that it was a bluff charge, that a stud will run towards you but then stop a short distance away, just trying to get you to respect his space and not invade it. To turn and

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Black snorting mad stallion run, could bring out the chase instinct, and the chance of a human outrunning a horse is, well, slim to none. To hold one’s ground but not proceed any further is the wiser choice. So I missed that perfect Kodak moment and got a blurry photo. Thanks, Len, for nothing. Onward we drove and soon found some skeletal remains of a horse. I got out and donned some disposable gloves and, with clean dog poop bag in hand, took a hair sample, first by trying unsuccessfully at pulling on the tail, which grossed Len out. “Eeewww,”

he said. “You are sick.” I then took a few handfuls of hair that were on the ground and stuffed them in the bag, then double bagged it for the sake of my squeamish husband, and put it in the trunk. That sample will be sent to the University of Texas Equine Department for DNA testing. Earlier, we came across a badly beatenup stallion by the highway. He had a chunk taken out of his neck and a broken front knee. It was ballooned up and he was very lame and emaciated. The poor stud had lost a fight for a harem, and was soon to lose his life. I had seen this type of injury many times before with wild stallions, west of Sundre, AB. He hobbled away and, as I watched him disappear over a hill, I sadly contemplated his fate. Soon, he would perish from infection from his wounds or a lone cougar or wolf pack would take him out. Nature is not so kind sometimes, but that

is the circle of life; life taken, and life given. The newborn foals were a delight to see -- the promise of new life, the progeny of perhaps that battered stud. There were pinto herds, and plain black and brown horses, and we counted roughly fifty head of those rugged-looking animals that day. They were as tough as nails and had to be, to survive in that harsh environment. I was so pleased to finally see what I considered to be true mustangs, the real deal here at the Highland Valley Copper Mine area. Earlier I had read about wild horses that were caught up in the late 1800s and early 1900s to sell to Alberta for the development of the railroad and other projects. These horses were broke to ride prior to shipment and, because of their hardiness and ability to live on next to nothing, they were a sought-after commodity. Their well-bred domestic counterparts could not withstand the harsh Canadian climate and working conditions. The wild horses were

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Me and the wildies caught up from such areas as the Chilcotin and then shipped by train to Alberta and beyond, from none other than Ashcroft, BC. Perhaps some of these wild horses found at the Mine are descendants of escapees from the train yards, or those turned loose in the area once there was no longer a market for them. In contrast, I have also seen some freeroaming First Nations horses in the Penticton West Bench area. Whereas they are not really considered wild and most bear a brand, they, too, live in a semi-wild state, some as band stallions with harems of mares and foals, some in bachelor herds. However, some of these horses -- you can walk up to and pet. Not something you can do with the wild horses of Ashcroft or Sundre. While photographing the West Bench horses, one senior woman with a jack lantern set of teeth approached us and asked me how would I like to have 17 of them on my front lawn eating my favourite flowers and pooping all over the place. With an apologetic smile, I suggested an electric fence and she just snarled and walked away. Point taken. What can I say? I still love those freeroaming, wild, Cayuse, Mustang, wildie whatchamacallits.

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Thoroughbred and Upcoming Sale

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he thoroughbred racing season is in full swing at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse but thoroughbred breeders across British Columbia are preparing their yearlings for this year’s annual CTHS Yearling & Mixed Sale, held once again at Langley’s Thunderbird Show Park. This year the Sale will be held on Tuesday, September 13 starting at 3 p.m. Come to the Sale with the coupon found on page 5 of this issue and enter for a chance to win a Greenhawk gift certificate. The Sale format is an auction and this year’s catalogue has an impressive list of almost 100 yearlings. The yearlings can be viewed prior to the Sale and during the yearling parade, with the latter on Monday, September 12, also at Thunderbird and starting at 3 p.m. Over the years, many very successful BC-bred racehorses have been purchased from this Sale. And there have been some very astute purchases as well that have seen some bargain buys return their purchase investment many times over. Some recent examples include Stanz in Command, purchased at the 2014 Sale for $7,500 and who has gone on to win several stakes races and at this time his bankroll is well over $100,000. Other great bargains include Quatre Cat (2013 Sale graduate) purchased for $7,500 and with current earnings of over $170,000, and Princess Katie (2014 Sale graduate) purchased for $3,000 and with current earnings exceeding $78,000. To learn more about this year’s Sale, racehorse ownership options, and general inquiries about getting involved in thoroughbred racing, please visit cthsbc.org. Besides the quality of BC-bred thoroughbred racehorses, there are significant incentives available to them. In addition to a robust BCbred stakes program at Hastings Racecourse, owners of a BC-bred that finishes 1st through 5th in any race at the Vancouver track earn a 25% bonus on the purse. In 2015, over $500,000 was paid out to BC-breds! As they say, it pays to own a BC-bred! A highlight of the racing season is the BC Cup series of stakes, with the majority of the stakes held on BC Day, always the first Monday in August. BC Cup is a selection of highly-anticipated and highly-coveted

stakes races, broken out by gender, age and distance. This year BC Cup Day kicks off Monday, August 1st and it includes stakes races exclusive to BC-bred or BC-owned horses. This is followed by 2 more stakes races on August 22 and concludes with 2 CTHS Sales Stakes on August 26. Other stakes for consideration include September 18th when there are 2 more BC-bred stakes races, each with a purse of $100,000, the final 2 CTHS Sales Stakes run October 1st, and on October 16, there are 2 more stakes offered for BC-breds. The CTHS Sales Stakes are offered exclusively to CTHS Sale graduates. For those interested in getting a bit more involved in horse racing, or maybe racehorse ownership, but are not sure of when or how to start, an exciting new initiative was launched last year through the collaboration of 4 various BC thoroughbred interests – the CTHS, the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association of BC, the BC Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, and Hastings Racecourse. This program is the Hastings Racing Club and the program was so successful that a second Club was created and now both Club I and Club II are sold out. However memberships expire at the end of the Hastings racing season and the Clubs will then be opened up to members to renew and/or new members. The Hastings Racing Club program allows people to buy a membership into one of the Clubs for a mere $250.00 per annum. This membership fee covers all costs associated with the training, care and racing of the Clubs’ racehorses (Club I with 300 members has 3 horses; Club II with 200 members has 2 horses) at Hastings Racecourse and provides many ‘owner’ benefits, such as free parking in the horsemen’s lot, exclusive grandstand seating and escorted backstretch access. The Hastings Racing Club has generated much excitement, on both sides of the border, and has drawn accolades from the Canadian Jockey Club. It provides a low cost, low risk way to try racehorse ownership and to enjoy a unique and exciting opportunity. For more information on the Hastings Racing Club, please visit hastingsracecourse.com or derbybarandgrill.com.

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Thoroughbred Racing Season at Hastings Racecourse Few sports offer as much excitement or international appeal as Thoroughbred racing, which is just one of the many reasons Hastings Racecourse has been capturing the imagination of Vancouverites and visitors alike since 1889.


urrently located next to the historic Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), Hastings features live Thoroughbred and simulcast racing from many of the world’s most prestigious tracks. The location features spectacular mountain and waterfront views which make the atmosphere one-of-a-kind. Live racing begins in April and runs through October. The 2016 calendar features 53 live race days including a large stakes schedule which is headlined by the annual BC Derby and Oaks on Saturday, September 10. Also featured on the live calendar is the return of the popular “Friday Night Live.” There will be six live Friday night racing cards, up from five last season. Friday Night Live has become a staple for racing fans in Vancouver as it is a great way to kick off a weekend and features food and drink specials, a live DJ and racing under the lights. Home to over 500 slot machines, Hastings also offers visitors a wide variety of games to choose from. With popular games like Rich Girl, Buffalo, White Orchid, Valhalla and more there is no shortage of options for those looking to try their luck. Also new to the site is a Swipe ‘n’ Win machine where anyone with an Encore Rewards Card (free to anyone, available at Guest Services) can swipe daily to win great prizes. Food options are in large supply whether you are visiting on a race day or not. On live race days, the outdoor tarmac lights up with a variety of choices including concessions, food trucks, full bars and craft beer. There truly is something for everyone. Hastings also features Silks Buffet which is open on all live race days and offers an all-you-can-eat buffet to enjoy while watching the horses thunder around the track. With an unparalleled view and a TV at every table you can take in some amazing food while never missing a beat on the track.

Open year round, Jerome’s Bar is a pub-style restaurant featuring over 30 TVs showcasing racing and sports from all over the world. Eclipse Lounge is right on the casino floor and offers a full service bar, unique menu and live sporting coverage including a large projection screen. Furlongs Eatery is for those in the mood for something quick and offers grab-and-go deli-style options for those wanting to get back to the racing or their machines in a hurry. All in all, Hastings has something to offer everyone. Admission is always free and the outdoor tarmac is open to all ages. On larger race days, Hastings offers a Children’s Area where kids can bounce in the Bouncy House or take a pony ride. Grab your buddies or the family and head on out to Hastings Racecourse to take in a day at the races you will not soon forget.

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he Fraser Downs Horse Racing Club is a new venture that provides the exciting experience of Standardbred racehorse ownership through participation in a Club that races Standardbred racehorses! Get together with your friends, your family and co-workers and join the Club. Hasn’t Grandma always talked about owning a racehorse? Here’s your chance to make her dream come true this year! Patrons simply pay a membership fee to join the Racing Club, and the Club owns the horse(s) that race – it’s an idea that originated back east and has proven successful and it’s catching on at racetracks across the continent. Members will be able to come see their horse(s) in the barn, hang out on training days or during the races and even visit the Winner’s Circle. This is a hands-on horseracing opportunity. The Fraser Downs backstretch is an exciting place to be during the racing season and members will be allowed access into this restricted area with their GPEB license, which they will apply for through the Gaming Policy Enforcement Branch. The frontside grandstand at Elements Casino in Cloverdale, known as “The Homestretch,” features a la carte or buffet dining, a full liquor license, and allows for minors in the seating. It exudes a real social atmosphere, full of people laughing, chatting and yelling as the horses come down the homestretch to the finish line. Ambassadors are on hand to help you understand how to read the program, how to wager, and provide other helpful information. Club members will receive social media updates on their horse(s) and the various events that go on throughout the racing season. Carla Robin, Executive Director of Harness Racing BC, says the Club is already making the news… “Standardbred horses are ‘people horses’ – they love attention, black licorice and have a great temperament. People have a lot of misconceptions about Standardbred racehorses and coming here, the old myths will be dispelled. The industry is heavily regulated, the horses well-looked after and the image of racing is

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Alberta Thoroughbred Racing Club Opens the Start Gates!


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WTBOA Summer Yearling & Mixed Sale


he 60th annual Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23, at the M. J. Alhadeff Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. As of June 14, this year's sale will feature over 110 yearlings, sired by 56 different nationally and locally prominent stallions, and several proven mares, in foal to stallions such as Abraaj, Atta Boy Roy and Nationhood. The energy level throughout the Washington Thoroughbred industry has been buoyed by the many positive changes seen at Emerald Downs, as well as recent boosts in the overall Thoroughbred industry. The proverbial “cherry on top” was the back-to-back victories of WTBOA Sale graduate and poster boy Stryker Phd in the 2014 and 2015 runnings of the Northwest’s marquee race – the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3). The 2015 venue saw 105 summer session yearlings catalogued, as well as a dozen mixed and paddock session horses. Topping that sale was a filly sired by prominent North American sire Into Mischief which was purchased by John Brocklebank, as agent, for $80,000. The striking dark bay, a daughter of multiple stakes producer Campanita, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and Grade 1 producer Rings a Chime, was bred and consigned by Terry and Mary Lou Griffin’s Griffin Place LLC. Brocklebank also purchased a filly for $65,000 from Griffin Place. From the first crop of 2011 Haskell Invitational Handicap (G1) winner Coil, the filly is out of the Tough Knight mare Mia F Eighteen, who has already produced $574,849 Grade 3 stakes winner Summer Hit and $198,697 stakes winner and Emerald Downs champion Starbird Road. Brocklebank, who was the sale’s leading buyer, signed for ten yearlings totaling $383,000 for Vern Dickman’s Dickman Legacy Ranch LLC of Salt Lake City. The Utah horseman also paid $75,000 for the sale’s third highest offering, a Stormin Fever filly out of Washington champion race mare Clair Annette consigned by Stormy Hull and Ginger Samples’ Critter Creek Farm. Fourteen other yearlings brought a $30,000 or higher price. After eight withdrawals, 97 summer session yearlings went through the ring with 76 selling for a $1,413,900 total (up 8.7 percent from the 2014 figure), an $18,604 average (up 15.9 percent from 2014’s $16,056) and a $10,000 median (down 4.8 percent from last year’s $10,500). Catalogue pages for the 2016 WTBOA Sale will be online at washingtonthoroughbred.com in early July. Printed catalogues will be available in mid-July. For more information or a catalogue, please call 253-288-7878 or e-mail maindesk@wtboa.com.

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or nearly a century, Olds College has been the premier place The accepted students are also eligible for one of six Scholarships for quality equine instruction. There are two internationally provided by Horse Racing Alberta (more information can be found recognized educational programs at Olds College that produce at www.thehorses.com). These Programs offer a combination of skilled, qualified employees to fill the open employment positions subsidized tuition and guaranteed employment, making a living doing within the horse racing community. The Exercise Rider/Jockey (ERJ) what you love! and Groom Training Certificate programs provide students with Do you have a love for horses? Interested in International travel? an introduction to the exciting world of horse racing, and provide Apply for the Exercise Rider or Groom Program today! the tools to successfully start a career in the industry. These programs are one of a kind in North America, and are instructed by supportive, experienced horse racing professionals. The proven success of these programs is due in part to the long-standing partnership and cooperation between Olds College and Horse Racing Alberta. The program attracts students from all over RACE HORSE GROOM Canada. Program Coordinator and Instructor Theresa PROGRAM Sealy says, “Word has spread that these programs are the If a career with horses in an exciting, place to go to for a certificate program that leads directly fast paced and high profile industry to employment, doing what you love!” Graduates have the sounds appealing, then the Race Horse Groom Training Program might be right skills and opportunity to work anywhere in the world, and for you! some do. There are currently graduates working all across During 12 weeks of hands-on training, Canada and the Southern States.  and a 3 week practicum, you will learn Graduates of both programs have gone forward in their the theory and the practical skills required to provide professional care careers becoming trainers, owners, and more! Some of the for equine athletes in both flat and most successful graduates of the Exercise Rider Program harness racing. include Omar Moreno, Scott Williams, Jennifer Reid, and EXERCISE RIDER & JOCKEY Sheena Ryan. Collectively, these graduates have been TRAINING PROGRAM nominated for and won several Top Apprentice Jockey This hands-on program uses race horses as your textbooks! You will be Awards, including multiple Sovereign Awards, the Eclipse taught to prepare and manage yourself Award, and Top Apprentice Jockey in North America.  as an entrepreneur with riding as your business. In November 2014, the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies (IFHRA) was developed with This 15 week course uses standardized equipment, procedures and an onfinancial support from Sheikh Mansoor. Theresa Sealy site practicum to provide you with represents Canada and sits on the Academic Committee, the riding skills, knowledge and competence to become a Certified which provides direction regarding best practices and Exercise Rider. academic requirements for Apprentice Jockey Schools all over the world. The IFHRA recently unveiled an innovative “These programs opened doors I never dreamed PROGRAMS BEGIN IN of... From travelling and working with young horses and exciting Racing Scholarship Fund in the amount of JANUARY, 2017 in Ocala Florida, to working 2 year old Sales in $100,000 USD to benefit up to twenty graduates of IFHRA A partnership of Olds College and Kentucky, to becoming an Instructor at Olds College. schools; recipients will receive all expenses paid, for They proved to be mere stepping stones in a career working with these amazing animals.” two months in their chosen host country, receiving daily Graduate, Becky Neergaard training and mentorship from top professionals in the Accredited by Advanced Education. industry. Race into your future with these certificate programs! The Olds College Horse Racing Programs are highly subsidized by Horse Racing Alberta to provide professionally trained horse-people in the industry. The students pay a FOR MORE INFORMATION: low tuition and their cost for accommodations only, and CALL 1.800.661.6537 EMAIL tsealy@oldscollege.ca Horse Racing Alberta pays the rest at a tune of 80% subsidy. VISIT www.oldscollege.ca

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TOP DOG! Finding a Good Dog Daycare By Lisa Kerley BSc, KPA-CTP Over the last two decades, dog daycares have become a convenient option for many families. They can provide company for the dog with separation anxiety and keep the dogs that get bored and frustrated at home for the day active and entertained; some people even use them to help socialize their younger dogs.


ith the number of daycares available nowadays, you can be choosy. But how can you decide if one daycare is better than another? What things should you look for and what questions should you ask? When vetting a daycare there are many overlooked considerations that are just as important to your dog’s health and well-being as vaccines. As with most dog-related services, daycares are unregulated. Because of this, anyone can open a daycare, no matter how limited their experience with dogs. Having a love for dogs or having them all your life are not qualifications for being responsible for looking after a group of dogs. Whether you are using daycare simply for babysitting or to help your dog develop skills around other dogs, it is equally important that you take the time to check out potential facilities carefully before you drop your dog off for the first time. Finding out the facility’s philosophy, protocols and experience is a crucial first step. If these are not up to par, then everything else will be of little consequence. A modern, attractive layout is an eye-catcher for sure. And a clean and safe environment is certainly important for the care of any animal. Looks aren't everything though and spending a lot of resources on making a facility attractive to people but skimping on research, training and the education of those looking after your dog, is all too common and a BIG red flag. One of the biggest drawbacks of most daycares is that their protocols and setup are not based on what we now know about dogs. Being responsible for looking after any number of dogs while using out-dated information as a guide is not only inappropriate it’s also dangerous. • Have they had formal training in dog behaviour? • What is their philosophy in the handling and management of the dogs in their care? • How do they handle misbehaviour? If they think dogs are wolf wanna-bees and the group at their daycare is a pack with individuals vying for position and needing to be dominated for control, RUN. This is old information. Any caregiver should be better informed. It is vital that you find out the qualifications of the staff. They should be skilled in managing the dogs in a safe and kind manner. Another dangerous aspect of most daycares is that they don’t have a good understanding of what safe and appropriate interactions look like. Dogs are typically put together that should not be together, not supervised adequately and allowed to be active for too long. • What is the maximum number of dogs allowed at any given time?

• How many people are actively supervising the dogs? • Are the dogs separated into groups based on size, skill, age, play style and personality? • How often do the dogs take breaks during their visits and what else do they do other than play? All too often dogs are over-stimulated and allowed to interact inappropriately. This allows some dogs to become rough and bullying in their behaviour, while others are left to defend themselves. Both situations can lead to behavioural issues. Dogs do not just magically learn manners and social savvy by being around other dogs. It takes skill, understanding and experience on the staff’s part to be able to organize, monitor and supervise pairs and groups of dogs. It is vital that those in charge of watching the dogs understand canine body language and recognize signs of stress. As touched on earlier, the facility should be set up so that it best suits the needs of the dogs. • Are there separate areas for small or shy dogs? • Can dogs pair off to play? • Are there separate areas where dogs can safely rest or have a snack? • How will they be provided a chance to go potty? • Is there a secure, outdoor area with easy access? A single area just isn't good enough. Dogs should be able to be grouped and there should be additional space to rest or participate in non-group activities without having to feel vigilant. It's neither natural nor healthy for a dog to play uninterrupted for hours at a time. Although it’s not possible for all daycares to provide a full-sized outdoor play area, it is a bonus if the dogs are able to have access to some kind of secure outdoor enclosure during their visit, versus having to go out for a walk to do their business and get some fresh air. Another indication of whether the facility is up-to-date in their care is the protocols in place for vaccination and pest management. • Do they require annual vaccinations? If they do, uh-oh. • Do they accept titers? • Can dogs be on a non-pesticide management program? Requiring out-dated health protocols is usually a tip off that they haven’t done their homework in other areas either. Not all dogs are suited for daycare. It’s important that the daycare wants to get behavioural as well as health information from you along with meeting your dog, before staying for a visit. Many dogs lack the ...continued page 30

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continued from page 29... skills, experience or confidence to safely and comfortably be around other dogs in a daycare setting. • What type of information do they require beyond vaccines and emergency contacts? • How do they get new dogs started at their facility? • Are dogs allowed to come every day? The facility should be interested in your dog’s early socialization; whether your dog has attended any other kind of group activity; whether they have ever had an incident with another dog – either on the giving or receiving end; if they have bitten a person; whether they are segregated in any way at home or have shown resource-guarding towards items, people or food. These are just a few of the things that should be discussed. Along with an interview, a good daycare should ask for at least one short set-up visit. Having an easy, carefully-supervised introduction to the daycare will allow them to keep new dogs comfortable, get to know them properly and recognize any potential issues. Not all dogs can handle the same amount of time at daycare. Restricting how often a dog can attend shows concern for the dog’s well-being versus profits. And finally, although a well-run facility should have minimal incidents, with good management and prevention leading the way, being prepared for the worst is important.

• What happens if two dogs get in a fight? How would they break it up? • Is there a person with an animal First Aid certificate on site at all times? • Do they have a relationship with a local veterinary clinic? What is their policy for emergency veterinary care? Having a plan and good protocols in place not only makes good sense, it will afford you extra peace of mind. Although this list is not complete, I hope that it gives you an idea of the considerations that are important in finding a facility that will make your dog’s daycare experiences fun, safe and positive. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at dogdaysdaycare@telus.net. 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.

Top Dog! of the Month Brutus is 8 years old and 150 lbs, Cane Corso and his brindle colour is making him look special. Awesome with kids and even better around horses. Very calm and peaceful, sometimes really goofy. He’s always where he shouldn’t be, but never got hurt by a horse walking between their legs or even laying under them. Horses seems to have a huge respect for him! Brutus is also very smart; he watches lots of tv shows and always listens to people around. He learned ‘signs’ a long time ago - just show him the proper sign, he’ll lay down and wait till you fill his bowl. - Jonathan B. Paquet, Strathmore, Alberta 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.

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Dogs can smell thousands of times better than humans. Their noses have millions more scent receptors—for example, a human nose averages 5 million while a Dachshund's has 125 million— making them useful in sniffing out drugs, dead bodies, bed bugs, explosives, and more. (Courtesy of www.rd.com)



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So Midget practiced biting on everything around. But that was not approved at all, to her surprise, she found. The farmer spoke severely, till Midget shook with fright. The children shouted "No, no, no! Bad Midget! Mustn't bite!" 'Twas just the same with barking; at first they all said "Hark!" whenever Midget tried her voice; "Good puppy! That's it! Bark!" But then, as soon as Midget could sound a sharp "Bow-wow!" Alas! the talk was changed to "Hush! such noise we can't allow!" Now wasn't that a puzzle? It seemed a problem dark that it was right and wrong to bite and right and wrong to bark. A puppy's hardest lesson is when to bark and bite. But Midget learned it, and became a comfort and delight.

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Cariboo Chatter By Mark McMillan


retty nice having this early spring – we turned our horses out on grass a lot sooner than we ever have in the past. The hay fields are growing super and the pastures are all getting tall and lush. It always seems that the work pile gets higher quicker than the grass (except the stuff we have to cut), and then there’s clearing trails from the winter blow down and fixing the fences, the garden, the equipment repairs getting ready for haying… the list never seems to end. It seems like we just returned from the BC Cattlemen’s AGM and Convention in Penticton. It was actually the last weekend (Thursday to Saturday) in May. This was the 88th annual convention and this year it was put on in Penticton by the Kettle River Stockman’s Association. They did a super job which led to an awesome time – the venue was great, the food super, and the entertainment top notch! A few of our favourite events are right around the corner now. The combined driving, the gymkhanas, Canada Day, rodeos, and pretty soon the fall fairs! Coming up... If you like rodeo, check out the BCRA schedule – there’s a rodeo every weekend in July and August. In order of date, here’s the list: Bella Coola, Anahim Lake, Quesnel, Esket Rodeo (Alkali Lake), Interlakes, Chilliwack, Redstone, Prince George, and Smithers. The next weekend, Labour Day, is the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, too! On July 9, the first of two Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhanas will take place at the Green Lake Gymkhana grounds -- one of the prettiest arena settings and one of the oldest gymkhana grounds in Canada. There will be a concession, beer garden, 50/50 draw, grand stands, and lots of trees for shade if you bring your lawn chair. A full, fun-packed day for the whole family – as a spectator or a participant. For information, phone Dimps at 250-456-7741. The following weekend, Huber Farms will host the 8th Annual

The keyhole race is a favourite at the Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhana Combined Driving Event on July 15-17. This is another event that is great to take in as a spectator or a competitor. They have a concession on site and lots of areas for the public to stand and watch and/or take photos. There will be a cone course, Huber Town, the huge dice, teddy bears, scary moose, giant lollypops and a water hazard for participants to navigate their rigs through. For information, phone Ken at 250-456-6050. On July 17, the Outriders Gymkhana in 100 Mile will take place in the Outriders Arena and the following weekend they’ll have the Cariboo Turn ’n’ Burn Barrel Racing. Try Raven or Tracy at 250-397-4130 for information. The second Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhana will be held on August 13 (for information, call Dimps at 250-456-7741), and the following weekend there will be the August Hunter/Jumper Show at the Outriders grounds in 100 Mile House.

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The June item is in the museum here at Meadow Springs Ranch -- it’s the needle head assembly on an old crank-up record player. This one is a portable unit, a little bigger than a brief case, and the Bluebird 78 record on the turntable is a Wilf Carter Cowboy album. No correct answers in by press time. There was a few correct answers for the May issue’s “What’s This.” It was a pony motor used as the starter motor on a Cat grader. Congratulations to the following people who had the right answer: Henry Koersen, Enderby Rod Parkinson, Falkland Donna Smith, Vernon Ann Stiles, Okanagan Falls Brian Parke, Upper Hat Creek




1) The giant dice are one of the hazards at the combined driving event 2) Kathy sitting at the sound board looking after the audio/visual at the Cattlemen’s Convention 3) Sitting in the shade, taking in the Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhana 4) Huber Town is another hazard/obstacle at the combined driving 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.

READERS - do you know what this is? What’s your guess? 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. This month's item is a photo of an object in our little Meadow Springs Museum. I picked it up at a BC Livestock equipment auction in Kamloops this spring. The piece in this photo is about two feet long including the handle. This is an oldie and could be a tough one… good luck! JULY 2016


Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office HCBC Awards Horse Council BC’s annual awards serve to honour outstanding achievement within BC’s equestrian community. These awards acknowledge those who have stood out from the crowd over the past year and who have made a positive impact on the community as a whole. Each award recipient was nominated by two or more other Horse Council BC members for an award. Borge Olsen, 2015 Sherman Olson Lifetime Achievement Award Borge Olsen, who turns 94 this year, is considered to be the “grandfather” of vaulting in Canada. His early efforts to develop the sport are credited with helping to usher this country into the international vaulting arena. Born in Denmark, Borge earned his trainer’s license in that country and then brought his astounding expertise in vaulting and dressage to Canada. He was a national dressage judge in Canada for over 30 years, but it is his significant contribution to the sport of equestrian vaulting that has endeared him to countless athletes, (Top row L to R): Marilyn Ricka, former vaulting coaches and judges. host; Lynn Wallden, HCBC staff and vaulting judge; In the Alisa Schmidt, top-ranked FEI vaulter; Darla Ricka, early 1970s, Borge FEI level vaulter; Colin Schmidt, former vaulter and introduced vaulting current vaulting judge. (Bottom row L to R): Borge to the Chilliwack Olsen, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Pony Club. The "grandfather" of vaulting in Canada; Lori Wallden, former vaulter and student vaulting judge. youngsters were so (Photo courtesy of Marion Photography/Divine enthralled with the Equine Photography) sport that the group evolved quickly into one of Canada’s first vaulting clubs, The Cheam Vaulters. In 1972, Borge founded the country’s first provincial vaulting association, The Equestrian Vaulting Association of BC, because he believed that the future of the sport depended on groups working together for their mutual benefit. Borge’s accomplishments as a coach and lunger were instrumental in bringing many Canadian vaulters to the elite athlete level. His vaulters were among the first provincial and national vaulting champions in Canada and several went on to represent this country at the world championships. Even today, some of Borge’s vaulters remain among Canada’s top competitors, coaches, lungers, and judges. Forty-five

years after he first brought vaulting to his community, Borge’s legacy continues to grow as the sport of vaulting can now be found in Canadian provinces from coast to coast as well as a national organization, Vault Canada. Congratulations Borge! Natalie Alves, 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year The 2015 Horse Council BC Junior Athlete of the Year Award was presented to Natalie Alves of Mission. Natalie is a talented equestrian who competes locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. In 2015, she attended shows in Langley, Scottsdale, Arizona and Brandon, MB. Natalie and her equine partner, Shake It Up Baby, also known as Stella, compete in multiple disciplines including Half Arabian English Show Hack and Ladies Side Saddle. This year has been HCBC Board Member Debbie particularly meaningful to her. In March Rogal presenting Natalie of 2015, Stella suffered from a severe with her personalized Asmar colic and underwent surgery to save her Equestrian jacket for 2015 life. Natalie cared for her daily during Junior Athlete of the Year. the 90 days of stall rest. Natalie and (Photo courtesy of Ashley Stella began to ride together again in Lauren Photography) June with the guidance of her vets and in August, Stella was given the clear to compete. Together, Natalie and Stella brought home five Canadian National Championships. An incredible accomplishment on its own, but considering the circumstances, amazing! In addition to these accomplishments, Natalie spent much of 2015 riding and showing horses owned by others, both in hand and under saddle, in over 20 different classes including sport horse, hunter pleasure and halter. One of these horses is a beautiful hunter mare named FS Love Story owned by Susan Barillaro. Natalie rode the 6-year-old mare to a Canadian National Championship in Purebred Hunter Pleasure. Natalie is an active volunteer. She has performed many jobs including ring stewarding, ribbons/gates, year-end banquet, fundraising initiatives and youth volunteer recruitment. Natalie received the AAHABC Outstanding Youth Volunteer Service award. Natalie is a regional vice director for Region 17. She was recently recognized by AHYA as the 2nd runner up for Youth of the Year for North America, being short listed from over 3000 youth members. Natalie has even represented Canada performing as the official flag bearer at many shows including Canadian Nationals this year. Natalie is also a four-year Horse Council BC High School Program participant recognized for Equestrian, Academic and Volunteer Excellence. She graduated high school in 2015 with five years of honour status and has now completed her first year of university at UFV.

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

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Armstrong Enderby Riding Club By Lauri Meyers


ur 2016 shows are better than ever. We continue to surpass attendance and entry goals, and keep costs low.  Participants enjoy a variety of English and Western classes, including Horsemanship, Showmanship, Lead Line, Trail (in hand and mounted), English/Western Pleasure, Ranch Horse, Reining and, of course, Games. No matter your experience or discipline, we have classes for you! How do you make a crowd of grown women gush? Answer - Lead Liners. Our Lead Line classes are very popular this year, making it a fan favourite. It’s wonderful to see the little ones enjoying themselves so much… not to mention how incredibly adorable they all are. We have several entrants showing in our Walk/Trot as well as Green Horse classes. These classes are fabulous for the first timers as well as the ‘it’s been a long time’ returnees and, of course, the young/green, just learning, horses. Our judges provide valuable feedback and an abundance of encouragement. Driving classes are part of our line-up this year and are proving to be quite popular. Upcoming will be a Tournament Show on July 31, and a Trophy Show on September 25, which we are looking for trophy donations. This year we are making use of the Rodeo Arena, first we used it as our ‘warm up/cool down’ area, then we moved the June show to this larger arena. Either way, we are using it. The local Armstrong Pony Club hosts a full concession complete with BBQ; this is a fundraiser for their club as well.  Thank you to everyone who comes out and supports the Armstrong Enderby Riding Club. A big THANK YOU to our many volunteers who help ensure the shows go off without a hitch. We could not have a show if it weren’t for our wonderful volunteers. You were all amazing! Keep up to date with AERC via our website www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com or on our Facebook page. See you at the next show.

Leadliners Hudson and Shaelyn with Dad Rob Lacheur. Photo by Renee Lacheur.

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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.” JULY 2016


Peruvian Horse Club of BC By Laurie Hardingham 2016 Spring Clinic


ne of the best benefits of membership in the PHCBC is keeping our horses in gait, doing maneuvers such as riding through the annual spring clinic. It is a time to get reacquainted cones and figure-eights, as well as changing direction, circles and with other Peruvian horse people, to get our horses in backing up. As Rob and Rick pointed out, all of these activities help us shape after the long winter and to have a good time doing it! on the trail as well as in the ring, and each person got to practice what they needed to work on. One very helpful tip was learning This year’s clinic was held on May 14 at Ivan and how to make perfect half-circles around the cones. Judie Bourelle’s ranch, North Okanagan Peruvians. Our In the afternoon, six horses and riders participated in clinicians were Rick Matheson and Rob Sjodin, who the session. One goal that was focused on was maintaining tailored the clinic to meet the needs and interests of a slow paso llano consistently for a good length of time. the participants. There were ten Peruvian horses and The clinic finished with a mock show class, with clinicians their riders, including one junior rider, and another half asking for different maneuvers and speeds, with many dozen keen auditors. constructive suggestions. The clinic began with a seminar on saddle fitting The next day, 11 riders, all on Peruvians, met at the and halter and headstall fitting. Rob was especially Bourelle's ranch for a two-hour trail ride on provincial land knowledgeable on saddle fitting, and we learned how nearby. Our fearless leader was Ivan Bourelle, who shared to tell if a saddle was the right size for a particular horse. Ivan and his ‘Bud’! many stories and pointed out views and interest spots Rob tried various saddles bareback on the horses, and along the way. On returning to the ranch, we enjoyed a showed us how it should not be easy to move it around lunch together and then Ivan and Judie were presented too much on the horse’s back. Another tip was to put with lifetime memberships to the PHCBC in recognition of the saddle on, and see if the saddle bars left consistent their many contributions to Peruvian horse club members sweat marks along the horse’s back. Demonstrations over the years. were done with two horses and halters and bridles Special thanks to Tracy Brown for organizing the clinic, were adjusted for each. There was also a discussion on to Jan Sjodin for organizing our dinner, to Ivan and Judie the right size horse for riders, and a website suggested for providing such an ideal location, and to our excellent by Rob for calculating if a horse is big enough for its clinicians Rob and Rick! rider and tack (www.horseprotection.org). Four riders were in the morning session. Given that What you got there John? the focus of the clinic was trail riding, we learned about

Quesnel Pony Club Report By Lisa Laundry


uesnel Pony Club hosted a pony club camp June 10-12 at Swaan Ridge Farm for a weekend filled with excitement. The camp allowed riders to care for their ponies, decorate ponies, practice vaulting and jumping, learn roping and connect with friends. Riders arrived Friday after school to set up their stalls and get their

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horses settled into their new home for the weekend. Riders set up the stalls with fresh water, hay nets and salt blocks, taking the theory they learned throughout the year and putting it into practice. Friday ended with all the campers hanging around the campfire, getting excited for the next day. Early the next morning the alarm bell went off and riders hopped out of bed to feed the animals and prepare for lessons throughout the day for both beginner and senior riders. After lessons and lunch, all the riders practiced some vaulting skills. We used items found around the farm to practice mounting, balancing and dismounting. Then out came Bucky, a Fjord Percheron cross, the friendly giant at Quesnel Pony Club. All the kids love him, he is gentle and bombproof! We started by having riders mount him, and then do a series of balances and skills before they picked a dismount to execute. After a wonderful evening of fun, games and friends, the riders got all tucked into their sleeping bags. Sunday morning, once all the chores



hew! I know I say this every month, but it has been a crazy busy month at the rescue!!! Mike and Kathy got a call that there would be 2 or 3 yearlings at a feedlot, of course when they brought the funding together and prepared to go pick them up, 2 or 3 turned into 10 (this happens A LOT). They scrambled and managed to get enough money together for all 10, and they are now safely at the rescue – 4 of the yearlings were not healthy enough to survive transport so they brought back four 2-year-olds in their places. They now have 4 yearling fillies, a 2-yearold filly, a yearling pony colt, and three 2-year-old colts. This is in addition to the seven yearlings already at the rescue – so if anyone wants to start a youngster, now is the time! Just before the yearlings arrived, Mike and Kathy took in 2 mini mules, a horse, and a pony. Before that, they took in a handful of seniors needing to be nursed back to health (teeth, deworming, extra vitamins and good quality feed). They also received word of an orphaned wildie foal only a few days old and in bad shape. They worked with some other agencies and got the foal to a clinic where she spent a week in intensive care before a mare came in who had just lost a foal. The two have bonded and little “Shamrock” is going home with “Sweetums”

the nurse mare and will be fostered until she is weaned and ready for adoption. This was a pretty hefty bill, and as well, the rescue’s resources have been swallowed up by the price of hay. Hay prices typically max out at $50,000 a year for the rescue; last year they had to spend over $120,000 (that’s more than my first house cost!). They also spend over $2,000 every other month for the farrier (remember, “no hoof, no horse”), and due to Alberta’s declining economy there has been a pretty sharp increase in owner surrenders. Now is the time to donate if you were thinking about it! Every penny helps! The rescue also looks for foster homes, if there is anyone out there who has room in their pasture… it’s a great way to help out for the summer. LIKE us on Facebook! Mike and Kathy Bartley have been rescuing horses from dire straits for over 10 years. Though heart wrenching at times, they have successfully adopted out over 500 horses. Keep tabs on over 100 horses at Bear Valley Rescue www.bearvalleyab.org or call 403-637-2708 in Sundre AB.

were completed and bellies were full, the campers went on a scavenger hunt. Clues were placed around the farm to be discovered by the group. The final clue led the campers to a large stack of Saddle Up bags. Each camper was given a customized bag with goodies and magazines from Saddle Up. Riders were then guided through their lessons for the final time, each learning new moves and techniques to help them in their future riding. During individualized lessons, other campers were decorating their horses. Many ribbons, feathers, glitter and chalk were used to beautify the ponies. Campers and parents alike were impressed by the effort and time taken to prepare the horses for pictures. Once all the horses had their picture taken the campers were herded into the round pen for some catching action. A clinician had arrived from town to show these kids how to do some roping. Ropes were flying here

Feedlot yearlings

Shamrock, the orphaned wildie foal Mini mules

and there. Kids were roping barrels, bales and chair legs to practice up their skills. The riders of the Quesnel Pony Club had an amazing weekend of fun and horses. Sponsors to our event include: Dunkley Lumber, Circle S Western Wear, Bouchie Lake Country Store, Greenhawk, Pooch Palace, and Swaan Farm. With the support of our great community, our riders had an experience of a lifetime.

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Alberta Donkey and Mule Club News By Marlene Quiring


ur series of clinics across Alberta with trainer Jerry Tindell of California will be finishing up at Claresholm with the last clinic on July 19-22. There may be spots left so don’t hesitate to call me at 403-7831723 if you might be interested. At this writing, several clinics have already taken place and have included mules, horses and one donkey. Everyone has been excited with their progress and all made huge changes with their stock. I have been privileged to be a part of the clinics helping out with the organizing or taking part. There will be no excuse now for members to not participate in our upcoming events! Jerry Tindell on his mule Doc, and Samantha Dewitt in the Colt starting class at Eagle Hill Equine. Horses included! First on the agenda is our annual Club Trail Ride at the Hummingbird Staging area, west of Rocky Mountain House on July 22-24. All equines are welcome; you do not have to

be a member, but we would love it if you would join. For more information on the ride, call Keith Kendrew at 403-843-3293. July 30-31 will be the Great Canadian Mule Race at the Stampede in Bruce AB. This Stampede has been running for more than 100 years and has included mules for a good many years. Call Russ Shandro for more information at 780-632-7510. An event that all of us are very excited about this year is our new and revised 27th edition of our annual Longears Show, formerly held at the Rodeo grounds at Tees, but now this year we have moved to Eagle Hill Equine, 26 km west of Olds. Join us for our ALBERTA LONGEARS SHOW, August 13-14. Rain or shine, it won’t matter as we have a big indoor arena to move into if the weather does not cooperate! If you arrive on Friday, you can join us for a trail ride, and you are also invited to meet for our Drill Team Practice Friday evening in order to perform for the audience on Saturday and Sunday. Also please consider donating something to our Fundraising Auction on Saturday evening. We have updated the class list to include a special section for smaller mules and donkeys and more driving events for all sizes. Also new will be Western Dressage Classes. Camping is free for contestants and registration is only $20 per family and enables you to enter as many classes as you like. Please reserve your Saturday evening supper

Mike Lewis and Gracie. For fun, Jerry showed us how to teach your stock to bow or to lay down. tickets beforehand by calling 403-556-1195. The famous ‘’Tennessee mule artist’’ Bonnie Shields will be in attendance as well as some other friends from Tennessee. And the huge attraction is a special evening concert by Tim Hus, Canada’s rising country artist and entertainer. Purchase your tickets at the door! The Class list and more details are up on our website www.albertadonkeyandmule.com.

Louise Ebbesen and her mule in Colt Starting at Eagle Hill Equine.

Hoof N Boots 4-H News By Abby McLuskey


ello everyone... we are in full swing with summertime activities. Lots of lessons, shows and fundraising. We hosted a car wash at the Howard Johnson’s parking lot in Enderby which was a lot of fun. Thank you to all the members, parents and grandparents who helped us. Many of them had their vehicles washed too! It was super successful and we hope to do another one soon. Our club is hosting FUN IN THE SUN at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. It's a riding clinic and show to be held July 22-24 with Games, Fun, Knowledge, Swimming, Showmanship, Competition and Friendships. The cost is $125 for youth and $150 for adults and OPEN to everyone. Price includes 8 hours of instruction, stabling for 2 nights, 2 breakfasts and a horse show. All information is available from our Facebook page or by contacting our leaders Cathy Forster at cforster@xplornet.ca or Laurie Meyers at ylwmeyers@gmail. com. Come out and join us for some FUN IN THE SUN!!!! 38 • JULY 2016


Kelowna Hoofbeats 4-H Club By Alana Ensign and Kathleen Egeland


n Monday, May 9 we kicked off our first meeting with our horses at our member’s, the Jardines, arena! We all got together to practice showmanship, inviting past members to help us out and the seniors to share their wisdom. Everyone got the chance to practice their showmanship and trail skills to polish them for our 4-H horse shows this summer. We kicked off all this practicing with a potluck! Last week, on May 30, seniors and leaders brainstormed to make

a fun games night with our horses. The games included: worms N dirt, egg stomp, command class and a fun jacket-moving relay! Before our time to play, we practiced showmanship again, fine-tuning our skills. For the rest of June, we are looking forward to weekly lessons with our wonderful coaches: Carl Woods, Dustin Drader and Brianne Mensing. This will prepare all of us for Stock Show coming up in July and make sure we’re all on track.

Tennessee Walking Horse News By Fran Kerik


he 34th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse was held May 7 at Klondike Victory Farms in Blackfalds AB in conjunction with our annual “Gait from the Ground Up” clinic with Bill Roy, clinician. It was well-attended with over two dozen members present.  After the officers’ reports for 2015, new business included a motion from a member for the CRTWH to donate funds to help Fort McMurray horse owners who were affected by the wildfire.  This was discussed and carried, and $1,000 was decided upon. It will go through the Alberta Equestrian Federation who is matching donations up to $5,000.  Windi Scott Derman entertained us with a poem she’d written about the Gaited Dressage clinic that Dianne Little gave in Whitecourt in April.  After the business portion of the meeting, the Triple Challenge awards were handed out.  Part of that is a Riding Hours program, where members keep track of their hours over the year. Two members, Allanna Jackson and Bill Roy were especially noted for having achieved 1000 hours since they registered for

Both on their Walkers, Ralph Livingstone who assisted Bill, and Jody Rawlyk, one of the participants at the “Gait from the Group Up” clinic with Bill Roy.

the program. Twelve horses received awards in the Training Levels part of the program, including Basic Skills, Trail Riding 1, 2 and 3, Driving 1, 2 and 3, Horsemanship Levels 1, 2 and 3, as well as a public demo. Well Done! Within the third section of the Triple Challenge, the Program for Excellence, a virtual judging by a qualified judge of conformation (Bronze); flat walk and run walk (Silver);  and all the previous plus the canter (Gold), we had 6 horses receive a total of 13 awards, with 4 of those Gold!  Congratulations to the Bill Roy and his TWH ‘Ben’ in Alberta a day or two before the members for their hard work. clinic. We were very pleased to present Windi Scott Derman with the Ultimate Canadian Horse award with her without you. horse, Future’s Precious Brick. She is only the Windi Scott Derman is hosting a third person to achieve this award since its gathering at her Sawhorse Ranch near inception.  Brick achieved Bronze, Silver and Mayerthorpe on June 24–26. If it is as good Gold in the Program For Excellence. Windi and as last year, I know we will all have a great Brick successfully challenged Horsemanship time. We will be helping each other videoing Level 3, Driving Level 3, Trail Riding Level 3 our various Training Level Challenges and and performed two public demonstrations Program For Excellence tasks.  We will ride, promoting the Canadian registered TWH.  laugh, eat, rest, visit, learn, teach, watch and After the meeting and Awards we had generally have a real nice time!  a wonderful pot luck supper with lots of socializing.  The CRTWH had a popular booth at the Mane Event in Red Deer again this year.  Karla Hansen was our coordinator and she did a wonderful job!  To all the volunteers who helped put up, man and take down the booth a great big ‘thank you’!  We couldn’t have done it Our booth at the Mane Event JULY 2016


BC Interior Morgan Horse Club By Nancy Roman


t the end of the rainbow was the Pot O Gold Open Horse Show held Saturday May 28th at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. Weather was good till early afternoon when the rain set in; and exhibitors were invited inside the Agriplex to wait for their next class. The main judge, Karan Moore from Grand Forks, did a fabulous job in speaking with exhibitors, offering advice and tips in each class. Trail course judge Carmen Letawski, from Spallumcheen, did a great job looking after the outdoor trail course until 2 pm just about when the rain started in. Although horse entries were lower than last year, spectators came in droves to cheer them on. A huge thank you to our volunteer team, including two teenagers

Abby McLuskey in costume class

from the local high school, Jaden and Matthew! The lucky boys get high school credits for volunteering at our show. We appreciate our class sponsors as well – for without them there would be no show… Alan Smythe, Armstrong Machine Shop, Armstrong Physiotherapy, Armstrong Regional Co-op, Birch Meadow Farms, CIBC Armstrong Branch, David Niebuhr Inc., Deep Creek Veterinary Services, Fern Rigg Farm, Granite Morgans, Horse Council BC, Noble-T Morgans, Okanagan Advertiser Newspaper & Printing, Pat Crema, Saddle Up magazine, Scott Livingstone Farrier Services, Selkirk Saddle Club, Shepherd’s Hardware Limited, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, Timber Ridge Trails, Timberstar / Kioti Tractors, Tony Verbeeten Farrier Services.

Tom Nobles enjoying his ride!

Grand Champion Halter Horse – Trophy’s Independence with owner Alan Smythe. Photo by Sherry Dahle.

News from the 100 Mile Outriders By Cathy Armitage Photos from Fun and Frolic Show


ello to everyone out there in the wonderful horsey communities. The 100 Mile Outriders would just like to update you on all the activities we have been up to and what is yet to come. We started the year with our Ride a Test, Scribe a Test & Judge a Test clinic at the 105 Arena in 100 Mile House. It was a great success and gave new and old riders of dressage a new insight to how hard it is to judge and scribe, let alone riding a test! It was such a success that we have another planned for the end of June May was a very busy month with the Wild and Wooly Show, a fantastic 50th celebration of the Little Britches Rodeo and the month ended with a three-day English and Western Dressage and Jumping clinic with Cat Armitage and two incredibly fun days with Ron Burfoot teaching horse agility! The first weekend of June was the annual Fun and Frolic Show where we offered a variety of in-hand classes, jumping and English

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and Western flat. We will be offering an English and Western Dressage Clinic with Pat Fediuk on June 24-25 and then on June 26 will be our second Ride a Test, Scribe a Test & Judge a Test clinic with Pat being our guest judge/ clinician at the 100 Mile Outrider Grounds. On July 15-17 we are pleased to present an Introduction to Mountain Trail with Debbie Hughes. Friday evening will be a lecture and the clinic will take place on the Saturday and Sunday. Auditing will be available. You can find information on the above, and more events, through our Facebook page and our website or e-mail 100mileoutriders@ gmail.com.

Kelowna Riding Club Story & Photos By Sarah Hayes


he Kelowna Riding Club’s annual Spring Dressage Festival was held May 6-8 and we were doubly blessed to have two wonderful judges, Natalie Lamping and the world famous Axel Steiner, as well as spectacular weather! It was a great weekend and we wish to extend a special thank you to our show manager, Ashton LeClair, who has now moved to Australia! Good luck in all your new Australian endeavors, Ashton! Special Congratulations to Carolin Sherman of Summerland riding Landover’s Jewel who won the Hi Test award with a score of 73.529%! Carolin also received the Judge’s Choice award – well done Carolin!

We wish to thank our many wonderful sponsors, including: Capri Insurance, Okanagan Endontic Specialists, Mission Psychology Group, Okanagan Grocery and Artisan Breads, Greenhawk Kelowna, Okanagan Forest Products, Skaha Winery, Neway Landscape, Autosport/Land Rover Kelowna, Okanagan Restoration Services, Le Tack Truck, The Saddle Doctor, Dressage Boutique. And of course, we wish to thank all of our hardworking and dedicated volunteers! Our website is currently undergoing an upgrade, look for the new look coming soon. Like our Facebook page to get up to date info on the goings on at the Club!

Angie Golley and Layla, Gold First Level Champion Madeline Patch and Tommy Tank – future dressage champions!

Some of our Dressage Festival Champions were as follows: Bronze Training Level Champion: Gold First Level Champion: Kathrin Maxwell and Elliott Angie Golley and Layla Bronze Training Level Reserve: Gold First Level Reserve: Shelby Skinner and Remington Steele Andrew Rommens and Sun King DSF Bronze First Level Champion: Gold Third Level Champion: Carolin Sherman and Landover’s Jewel Lisa Schultz and Glastonbury Bronze First Level Reserve: Gold Third Level Reserve: Dirrae Young and Sierra Chelsea Balcaen and Fausto Gold Training Level Champion: Gold Open FEI Champion: Andrew Rommens and Ezra Elizabeth Trenchard and Donatello Gold Training Level Reserve: Gold Open FEI Reserve: Terry Leggat and Mistique Elm Chelsea Balcaen and Magic

Oliver Riding Club By Max Alexander


t’s warming up nicely and so is the Oliver Riding Club. Our main event for May was a Ranch Riding Clinic conducted by Carl Woods who was ably assisted by Mary-Lou Barker. The event was held over two days with a demo on the Saturday evening and then all day on the Sunday. We have some new club equipment in the form of two large pop-up tents and they were just excellent for the wine and cheese party that flowed along with the demo evening. We were delighted with the attendance with over thirty people. We are pretty sure that they came to see Carl and to enjoy the wine and cheese although there were those who positioned themselves to conveniently be able to watch and nibble and sip at the same time! Ranch Riding is very interesting and is similar to Western Dressage but free of all the bling and attachments and plain ranch dress for both the rider and horse. Carl gave us a great demo and it has promoted a lot of interest within the club. On Sunday we had 15 riders split into groups of three riders each, having a terrific time learning the patterns and style under the watchful eyes of Carl and Mary-Lou. It was a great event and we are very grateful to Carl for coming all the way down to the deep south and as ever doing a very professional but enjoyable session for the club. Many of our members also enjoyed the efforts of member Paddy Head, as she arranged a really fun jousting event at the Desert Park Racetrack. She has put in a lot of work to bring the grounds back to life and it was a wonderful unique event being thrilling to watch and a very colourful pageant. Well done to Paddy and the club members

who volunteered to help alongside many other volunteers that Paddy had roped in for the three-day event over the holiday weekend and to the very brave Knights and their steeds for their incredible bravery! We are holding our two shows at this venue on July 10 and September 18. We look forward to seeing a good number of entries to take advantage of this great facility situated in such a wonderful location in Osoyoos. Please visit our website for the full program of events and who to contact to come and join us – we look forward to meeting you. In the meantime we wish all the readers of Saddle Up “Happy Trails” and remember to “stay inspired by horses.”

Carl explaining Ranch Riding technique to Chris Siebeck and Jamie and Denise Soule. JULY 2016


BC Miniature Horse Club News By Terri Brown


ello summer!! Hard to believe it’s July already. June was a big month for us as we hosted our AMHA and AMHR sanctioned show at the beautiful Heritage Park in Chilliwack. By the time you read this the show will be but a fond memory but I will share our big winners in the August issue. I can’t believe how much work goes into showing these little horses, just as much as any big horse I’ve ever shown that’s for sure! It also takes a lot of helpers to put on a show like this and this club has a great group that makes this show happen, you know who you are. Thank you!! It also takes great sponsors which we definitely have; it takes great exhibitors who come and show their hearts out; and let’s not forget about the amazing show staff and three super judges. Lastly let’s not forget about our four-legged partners; they endure all the primping and preening; they try their best to please us; and they deserve the biggest thanks of all. I know how thankful I am of the

three little troublemakers that I am honoured to call my own. July is the start of the Country Fair line-ups which offer an awesome experience into showing minis and is cost-friendly, open to all minis 38 inches and under regardless of Mini Love! registration. The Fairs are family friendly and always have lots of great things to see and do. Definitely summer fun!! I’m off to get ready for the show, so don’t forget to hug your mini today!!

Show Jump Rains….err, Reigns for BCLM Pony Clubbers! By Tracy Carver | Photos by Darcie Kerkhoven


aturday, May 28 marked not only one of the wettest days this year and the last decade, but also our annual Regional Show Jump event for BC Lower Mainland Pony Club members. Despite torrential rains that persisted throughout the entire day, record numbers of riders turned out for the show where our tenacious members, friends and families exemplified the motto of PC: Loyalty, Character and Sportsmanship. The purpose of the volunteer run annual Show Jump is to provide a day of complex courses for pony club members that challenge themselves and their mounts, and to educate the competitors to better prepare them for all aspects of a competition, from etiquette and rules in the warm up ring, to walking a professional course. With these goals in mind, we tried something new this year: our jumper divisions started at ground poles, allowing our newest members to participate and learn how to navigate a true jumper

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course. Every class of every division was preceded by a coached course walk, allowing riders to discern lines of sight between jumps and approaches for each obstacle. Our coaches generously donated their time and expertise, volunteering their efforts to help instruct our riders. Thank you to Lezah Williamson, Marlies Kerkhoven, Marissa Heppner and Laura Mills for their deeply appreciated efforts! Medals Qualifiers is a unique division in our Show Jump event, featuring three phases: a flat ride ridden from memory, a gymnastics round consisting of several varied obstacles, and a full stadium equitation course. Riders are judged in all three phases and the most successful riders win with the highest combined scores. Our Show Jump candidates are encouraged to compete in the medals division to qualify to represent the BCLM Region at Canadian Pony Club National Show Jump competition held in different regions of Canada each year. This year five competitors drew for top spot, all of whom performed exceptionally well, especially given the numerous water complexes they faced in addition to the course challenges. If you have never heard of Medals competition you are not alone, and many of our members have never competed in this type of division. Lisa Schultz, a Pony Club A graduate, National examiner, and active competitor in our region, generously

donated her afternoon to instruct our riders on how to succeed in all three Medal phases. Students learned how best to prepare and compete in this unique division, as well as the expectations of competitors and what judges look for in the rounds. Her clinic ran concurrently with our Show Jump and was one of the highlights of our show. Our show was an outstanding success this year, and we thank our hard-working volunteers (who did not wither and run at the relentless precipitation) for their countless hours of work preparing for and hosting our show. Also a heartfelt “thank you” to our corporate sponsors for their generous contributions, for which we are deeply grateful: Agwest Vet Group, Dixon Farrier Services, Milner Feeds, Noel Asmar Equestrian, Redden Nets, and Whiskeyinch Sport Horses. And, on this record breaking rain day, Starbucks, who kept us supplied with hot coffee when the volunteers needed it most!

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley Up next, our West Coast Summer Classic July 22-24 We are very excited about our upcoming show at beautiful Thunderbird Show Park in Langley! We have it all: 4 judges, flat rates for cost capping, money added stakes classes, Spurs and I Pads for Hi Points and so much more! Please see the LMQHA page of BCQHA. com or the Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Facebook page for info, entry form and more. A new feature at this show is our All Breed classes for Equestrians With Disabilities. We are offering supported and non-supported classes. The classes are sponsored so there will be no charge for these. AQHA has an Equestrians with Disabilities program, and we are looking to introduce this locally. See page 11 in this issue for more info.

Fundraising Please stay tuned to the LMQHA page of the BCQHA.COM website and our Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Facebook page for updates on our upcoming Pub Nights. We would love for you to attend and/or help out with Silent Auction items.


Adventures South of the 49th There were a number of BCQ faces at the recent WSQHA show in Monroe, which featured challenging competition with deep class sizes. We had a strong contingent from the Lower Mainland zone! On her first trip across the line, our Director Haley Russell enjoyed high placings including class wins, our Director Tamara Jameson claimed a circuit win and other great placings, our Exhibitor Social Coordinator Ashleigh Tukhala and Randy Kitagawa dominated the Halter Mare division, Director Sherry Sulz also experienced success in the Halter pen, Treasurer Pia Petersen likewise had a satisfying trip with her horse earning good placings the first time competing outside of BC, Andy Helqvist found success in the Trail arena and more, no stranger to the US shows - youth Ellie Gerbrandt had many wins 3 in her division, veteran show woman Kim Blyth had several of her signature awesome goes, and Heather Huber also had a good show. Last but not least, it was a joy to see LMQHA president alumni Lilieth Lorenzen return to the show pen after 10 years, likewise with great results. Congratulations to every one of you that experienced that show and represented the Lower Mainland so well! I hope I didn’t miss anyone… please let me know if I did, we would live to acknowledge you.

All Novice Show Coming up soon is our one day All Novice Show at Greystone Farms in Ladner, August 13, featuring AQHA and APHA classes along with All Breed. Also included are flat rates and a free clinic with Splendora Huizenga of WA! We are still looking for high point sponsors, so please contact Tamara Jameson if you would like to join in! AQHA Ride We are close to full on the amazing adventure Jeneane Evans has lined up for those of you who like to hit the trails on your equine friends. It should be a great time; to be held in Merritt on September 23-25. Please contact Jeneane if you would like a spot! AQHA Walk Trot Division Want to try AQHA showing with a little less pressure? Have a horse that isn’t quite ready to carry themselves at the lope? We have a class for you! Come on out and try the Walk Trot Division in either Youth or Amateur! Great prizes and AQHA competition but at your pace. 2


Got News? Let us know! We would be happy to share your moments here, just e-mail mellissa1@ hotmail.com with details.

1) Randy Kitagawa 2) Ellie Gerbrandt and Ashleigh Tukhala 3) Lilieth Lorenzen 4) Tamara Jameson, Mellissa Buckley and Haley Russell. Kneeling is friend Devon Smith.

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 JULY 2016


The Back Country Horsemen of BC Story By Mary Huntington

Rendezvous 2016: Hoofprints in History


endezvous 2016 was also our 25th anniversary celebration! Well, it really is hoofprints in history now, but what fun we had turning it into history with 242 registrants and about 165 horses. Our venue, the Princeton Exhibition grounds, proved very capable of handling all the people, rigs, horses and mules that arrived. Excitement was high right from the start, when the pack trippers arrived to settle in the only treed area of the grounds and set up a real packing camp that was worth walking up to, to look at and admire. Upon entering the Exhibition grounds, people quickly located their friends and chapters and settled in encircling the grounds in a sea of white rigs. As quickly as camps were set up, horses were unloaded, tacked up and ridden out to start exploring the fabulous trail systems. Friday was an early start with clinicians Debbie Hughes introducing mountain trail, Darryl Gibb assisting his people with their challenges, and Sam Sunderland helping his riders put ideas into their horses’ heads! Later in the afternoon, Marion Weisskopff worked with her students in the first of three sessions that she held during the weekend and we can’t forget Doug and Lynette Mills, real troopers, who ran their sessions all through Saturday and part of Sunday. And thanks to Patrick Thomas, who showcased the value of horse agility for communicating with your horses and mules. It was really top-rate information. Even those who sat and audited the classes said there was so much to learn from these amazing clinicians. Have you ever seen someone cook a full meal using five Dutch ovens stacked one on top of another? Then you missed Kelly Allen’s amazing Dutch oven cooking demonstrations. And you probably also missed the mouth-watering offerings she put out for the potluck dinner Friday night! And then there was the Friday dance! When the Mack kids introduced the Cane Dance, the floor just flooded with dancers and that’s the way it stayed! The Exhibition’s Western town was where a lot of the action happened; Cowboy Poetry recitations, the Great Poster Challenge exhibition, Buskers Alley -- where there were always a few musicians jamming and people listening and tapping toes, packing demonstrations, and vendors selling everything from goat milk soap to beautiful glad rags and gorgeous woodwork plaques, and, of course,

Above) Lorraine Stubbins crossing the tires Center) Trail Class Bottom) The Mack Family our new BCHBC branding iron. All were big attractions. Cowboy Poetry was hotly contested this year, but the judges were finally able to decide on Jim McCrae’s rendition of “The Man from Snowy River” as the outstanding winner, netting him not only the Ernie Buckle perpetual plaque but also a very showy buckle for his efforts. As for the Dutch oven cook-off, Merritt Chapter’s Hillbillies finally were able to fend off a pair of rather nasty Caribbean Pirates from Shuswap Chapter for the bragging rights of best offering. And we can’t forget the ever-popular Hoof ‘n’ Woof, where dogs, horses and handlers met the challenges of the course for fame, fun and wonderful prizes. Saturday night’s dinner was enhanced by the excitement of pulling the last dollars out of our pockets to bid on our favourite auction items. The great Poster Challenge awards were handed out that evening as well with honours going to Aldergrove Chapter for best digitally-formatted poster, North West chapter for best manuallyformatted poster, Skeena-Stikine Chapter for best Area Promotional poster, and best “Wow” factor was taken by East Kootenay Chapter. Member’s Choice was given to South Vancouver Island Chapter with Robson Valley claiming Member’s Choice runner up. On Sunday, the whole camp went “Quackers” as Yarrow Chapter presented their version of a packing competition. Competitors were met with a series of challenges that they might (or might not) meet out on the trail, all of which provided a hilarious show for both the crowd watching and those in the arena. So, a HUGE thank you to the volunteers who made it all happen -- from the workbees that cleaned up and repaired the Exhibition grounds right down to those who manned the gates and all the fantastic volunteers in-between. We are in your debt! Happy Anniversary BCHBC!

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 2016 BCRA RODEO SCHEDULE: Jul 2-3: Jul 3-4: Jul 9-10: Jul 9-10: Jul 15-17: Jul 23-24: Jul 30-31: Aug 5-6: Aug 5-7: Aug 13-14: Aug 20-21: Aug 26-27: Sep 2-3: Sep 2-4: Sep 3-4: Sep 3-5: Sep 16-18: Sep 24:

Annual Bella Coola V.R.R. Rodeo Sedro Woolley, WA Tentative Anahim Lake Stampede Pritchard Rodeo Quesnel Rodeo Alkali Lake Rodeo Interlakes Rodeo, Roe Lake Lake Chelan, WA Chilliwack Fall Fair & Rodeo Tentative Redstone Rodeo Prince George Rodeo Smithers Fall Fair & Rodeo Ritzville, WA Monroe, WA Roy, WA North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo, Barriere BCRA Championship Finals Tentative Falkland Rodeo


WL INDOOR RODEO ASSN BREAKAWAY ROPING 1 Denise Swampy, $1,764.38 2 Rika Wieth, $999.18 3 Allison Everett, $966.10 4 Cassie Snell, $843.03 5 Richard Glassford, $832.86

JENNA WILLS MEMORIAL JR BARREL RACING 1 Emma Langevin, $841.49 2 Amy Hume, $673.92 3 Brianna Billy, $649.96 4 Riley Beier, $389.59 5 Kali Atkings, $299.88

SADDLE BRONC 1 Christoph Muigg, $2,177.71 2 Kaila Mussel, $1,530.00 3 Steve Hohmann, $1,293.97 4 Clint Quesnel, $810.92

REGENCY CHRYSLER LADIES BARREL RACING 1 Sarah Gerard, $2,050.38 2 Taylor Cherry, $1,906.57 3 Cathy Bueckert, $1,612.04 4 Tosha Seita, $1,602.05 5 Ashley Zappone, $1,357.14

CO-OP PEE WEE BARREL RACING 1 Taylan James, $427.90 2 Erika Ignace, $396.40 3 Kira Stowell, $294.65 4 Lowell Stevens, $179.50 5 Kaitlyn Lulua, $117.00

GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEADERS 1 Ryan MacNaughton, $2,024.28 2 Jason Beier, $1,702.44 3 Josh Cahill, $1,516.50 4 Neal Antoine, $1,390.02 5 Brock Herman, $1,383.75

NECHAKO VALLEY RODEO ASSOC. JR STEER RIDING 1 Kevin Wallace, $591.60 2 Denton Spiers, $471.54 3 Tyler Antoine, $412.38 4 Cordell Pinchbeck, $396.03 5 Tyler Cherry, $365.40

GRASSLAND EQUIPMENT LTD. TEAM ROPING – HEELERS 1 Dustin Shields, $2,229.75 2 Riley Isnardy, $1,390.02 3 Josh Siemens, $1,344.96 4 Colby Stewart, $1,260.90 5 Cody Braaten (P), $1,157.99

INTERIOR SILVI-SERVICES JR BREAKAWAY 1 Derek Hadland, $1,383.23 2 Dyson Leneve, $953.82 3 Brianna Billy, $156.60 4 Hannah Cady, $154.98 5 Cole Harris, $113.40

BULL RIDING 1 Ty Hamill, $4,072.58 2 Nik Smith, $895.86 3 Lane Cork, $877.68 4 Matt O'Flynn, $611.46 5 Raven Gordon, $440.82 JEPSON PETROLEUM TIE DOWN ROPING 1 Steve Lloyd, $1,415.88 2 Dustin Shields, $846.99 3 Steve Pozzobon, $778.40 4 Brooke McFarland $769.95 5 Logan Wharry,$610.65 STEER WRESTLING 1 Arlan Gulbranson, $1,623.28 2 Wade McNolty, $1,537.49 3 Mike Gill, $1,140.74 4 Luke Simonin, $762.72 5 Clayton Moore (P), $620.88

BC Rodeo Association, Box 71, 2393 Back Valley Rd, Cache Creek BC, V0K 1H0 Phone: 250.457.9997 • Fax: 250.457.6265 • bcrodeoassn@xplornet.com • www.rodeobc.com Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 2016 BCRA Board of Directors:

President: Gord Puhallo 250.394.4034, gdpuhallo@xplornet.com Vice President: Trish Kohorst 250-961-9005, tkohorst@srgi.ca


Bernie Rivet 250-305-6280, brivet@hotmail.com

Ty Lytton 250-706-3580, tylytton@hotmail.com Ray Jasper 250-991-8391, rjasper@goldcity.net Aaron Palmer 250-851-6725, showtime_ap@hotmail.com Wade McNolty 250-398-0429, wademcnolty@gmail.com Allison Everett 250-296-4778, allison.everett@sd27.bc.ca

Matt O’Flynn 250-255-7678, mattoflynnrds@gmail.com Jay Savage 250-421-3712, jay.savage@shaw.ca Tim Terepocki 250-280-7653, ranchproperties@gmail.com Carl Hyde 250-963-9381, c.rhyde@hotmail.com

JULY 2016


Clubs & Associations 27 Years of Celebrating Long Ears



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.

members from across Canada and the US


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 7/16


ARMSTRONG ENDERBY RIDING CLUB  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 5/17

We Support and promote Dressage in British Columbia • Grants • Awards • Education • Discounts 9/16


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 9/16

BC RANCH CUTTING HORSE ASSOC. (Fraser Valley) Janice Reiter 604-381-2245 or Penelope Broad 604-513-5985, www.bcrcha.com 8/16 BC RODEO ASSOC., #5-150B Oliver St, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1L8 250-398-4104 Office, bcrodeoassn@shaw.ca, www.rodeobc.com 7/16 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


The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is an affiliate

of the AQHA. Annual membership is free to current members of AQHA. To enroll on-line, visit the CQHA web site: www.cqha.ca and choose “Membership” section. Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: Wayne Burwash–President 12/16 403-246-8283 or email: president@cqha.ca 12/16

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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

10/16 5/16 6/17

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, 5/17 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 7/16


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

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 PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB  Jesse Capp, jessecapp@shaw.ca 250-863-2160 Fun & Family oriented! See www.peachlandridingclub.com for activities 7/16

Overnight it or Stay in Revelstoke BC

www.Selkirksaddleclub.ca 7/17

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 6/16 TWEEDSMUIR CAVALIERS SADDLE CLUB (Burns Lake) Gymkhanas, Shows, Kristi Rensby, Pres. 250-692-5721, torikari@hotmail.com, tcsaddleclub.webs.com 9/16 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


1-3 ROPING/BARREL RACE/GYMKHANA, Peachland Riding Club, Peachland BC, www.peachlandridingclub.com 2 CHASE CREEK CATTLE RANCH ENDURANCE RIDE (*new ride), Chase BC, Lori 250-679-8247, loribewza@gmail.com, www.erabc.com/events 4 RECORD 52 HORSE HITCH, Strathmore AB, Neil 780-603-1590 4-5 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner & Jenelle Motz, Kelowna BC, Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 4-6 JERRY TINDELL CLINIC, Intermediate Riding, Beaverlodge Ag Society Arena AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 4-8 SUMMER CAMP, Training For Courage w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna BC, www.pauldufresne.com 5 BEGINNERS ROPING PRACTICE, Hot Heels 6pm, Live Cattle 7pm, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 5-10 TELLINGTON TTOUCH & CONNECTED RIDING WORKSHOP, Icelandic Horse Farm, Vernon, BC, Robyn 250-545-2336, ttouch@shaw.ca, www.ttouch.ca 6-7 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner & Jenelle Motz, Vancouver BC, Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 6-10 MARTIN BLACK CLINIC, Circle Creek, Kamloops BC, Terry 250-574-4743 7 BARREL RACING JACKPOT, 7pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 8-9 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner & Jenelle Motz, Vancouver Island BC, Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 8-9 & 11-12 JERRY TINDELL CLINIC, Advanced Riding, Beaverlodge Ag Society Arena AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 8-10 VERNON DRESSAGE SHOW, Vernon BC, suwallace@shaw.ca 8-10 BALANCED HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Christa Miremadi, Langley BC, www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com 9 CC BARRELS & POLES, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Sherri-Lynn Prest, barrel_daze@yahoo.com 9 SUMMERLAND STOMP WESTERN DANCE, Summerland BC Rodeo Grounds, Gwen Shaw 250-488-8196 or Sheral Marten 250-861-0549 9 CHILDREN’S WISH TRAIL RIDE, Quesnel BC, Hannah 778-383-1414, www.wishtrailride.ca 9-10 MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE, Sagewood Mtn Trail Park at Circle Creek Equest. Ctr, Kamloops BC, circlecreek@telus.net 9-10 EQUITATION SCIENCE CLINIC w/Jody Hartsone, Topline Stables, Salmon Arm BC, Emily 250-804-3712, emcorrie@yahoo.com

9-12 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Comox BC, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 10 GAMES DAY, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Ngaire Smart, ngaire.smart@gmail.com 10 LEARNING SQUARE DANCING ON HORSEBACK, 11 am, Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 10 OPEN ENGLISH/WESTERN SHOW SERIES #1, Oliver Riding Club, Desert Park, Osoyoos BC, Sara saradee_@hotmail.com 10-11 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner & Jenelle Motz, Pemberton BC, Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 10-12 DON HALLADAY CLINIC (Parelli 5-Star Instr.) Foothills Farms, 100 Mile House BC, Susan 250-706-2577, foothillsfarms@hotmail.com 12 BEGINNERS ROPING PRACTICE, Hot Heels 6pm, Live Cattle 7pm, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 12-13 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner & Jenelle Motz, Prince George BC, Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 12-16 MARTIN BLACK CLINIC, Cardinal Ranch, Valemount BC, Devanee 250-968-4481 12-17 STARTING & RE-EDUCATING HORSES W/TTOUCH, Icelandic Horse Farm, Vernon BC, Robyn 250-545-2336, ttouch@shaw.ca, www.ttouch.ca 14 BARREL RACING PRACTICE NIGHT, 6pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 14-16 JERRY TINDELL DRIVING CLINIC, Beaverlodge Ag Society Arena AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 14-17 MELANIE BULMAHN CLINIC, Chase BC, www.forthehorse.com 15-16 CLEARANCE SALE of Big D Warehouse at The Paddock Tack & Togs, Vernon BC, 250-545-1537 15-16 DANCING HORSES Equine Extravaganza, Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka AB, www.marrofarmdancinghorses.com 15-17 COWBOY CHALLENGE, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, jscotton@telus.net 15-17 PARELLI LEVEL 2 & 3 CLINIC w/Don Halladay 5* Instructor, Kamloops BC, Paul 250-577-3332 or widdp@telus.net 15-17 WCRA WEST COAST CLASSIC, Chilliwack Heritage Park, Chilliwack BC, www.westcoastclassic.info 15-17 WILD ROSE WELSH & OPEN PONY SHOW, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, Karen, piper_p13@hotmail.com, see us on Facebook 15-17 INTRO TO MOUNTAIN TRAIL w/Debbie Hughes, Outrider Grounds, 100 Mile House BC, Cat 250-644-4388, www.100mileoutriders.com

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What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 15-17 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Langley BC, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 16 TIMBER RIDGE ENDURANCE RIDE, Lumby BC, Bianca bjhmackenzie1@gmail.com, www.erabc.com/events 16 RDAWSDA NATIONAL POINTS SHOW (PENDING), Red Deer AB, www.albertawesternstyledressage.com 17 FUN DAY (10 am start), Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 17-18 TRAINING FOR COURAGE CLINIC w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna BC, www.pauldufresne.com 17-23 CANDRIVE DRIVING CAMP, Invermere BC, Gerard 406-422-6151, Gerard@paagman.nl 18-23 SUMMER CAMP, Training For Courage w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna BC, www.pauldufresne.com 19 BEGINNERS ROPING PRACTICE, Hot Heels 6pm, Live Cattle 7pm, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 19-22 JERRY TINDELL CLINIC, Mixed, Claresholm Agriplex, Claresholm AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 20-25 SADDLE FITTING w/Natalie Sauner, Northern BC and Alberta locations. Jenelle 1-800-225-2242 x30, www.schleese.com 21 BARREL RACING JACKPOT, 7pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 22-24 FUN IN THE SUN CLINIC & HORSE SHOW, Salmon Arm BC, Cathy cforster@xplornet.ca, 250-306-0168 or Lauri ylwmeyers@gmail.com, 778-212-5545 23 ENGLISH/WESTERN, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Becky Herford, chicklet1976@live.com 23-24 JERRY TINDELL CLINIC, Riding Outside with Challenges, Old Oxley Ranch, Stavely AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 23-24 QUESNEL SUMMER CLASSIC HORSE SHOW, Alex Fraser Park, Quesnel BC, Marjatta 250-747-2274 or schliep@telus.net 23-24 RIDING W/LIGHTNESS & MOVEMENT AWARENESS CLINIC, Copper Hills, Kamloops BC, Ann copperhillskamloops@gmail.com 23-24 INTRO TO RANCH STYLE COWS w/Christa Miremadi, Langley BC, www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com 23-26 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Lumby BC, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 24 JUMPING SHOW, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Alicia White, Alicia.pel@hotmail.com 26 BEGINNERS ROPING PRACTICE, Hot Heels 6pm, Live Cattle 7pm, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 28 BARREL RACING PRACTICE NIGHT, 6pm, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, 250-718-2761 or chevyequine@gmail.com 28-Aug 1 HUB HOUBEN CLINIC, Salmon Arm BC, dbliron1@gmail.com 29-Aug 1 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Edmonton AB, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 31 AERC TOURNAMENT SHOW, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongenderbyridingclub.com 31-Aug 6 LANGLEY BC, 7 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE. Learn equine massage therapy, www.equinerehab.ca, Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF


5-8 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Cochrane AB, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 5-9 SUMMER CAMP, Training For Courage w/Paul Dufresne, Kelowna BC, www.pauldufresne.com 6 GAMES DAY, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Ngaire Smart, ngaire.smart@gmail.com 6 ALBERTA WISH TRAIL RIDE, Taber AB, Pledge forms and info at www.albertawishride.ca 6-7 LANGLEY SENIORS BRONZE DRESSAGE, Langley BC, cassabyrne@shaw.ca 6-7 TERRACE 3-BREED CLASSIC HORSE SHOW (AQHA, ApHC, APHA) & Open, Terrace BC, Stacey, 260-635-2443, www.terracethreebreed.weebly.com 6-7 HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Centered Riding instructor Lisa Wieben, Falling Star Ranch, Dunster BC, Birgit 250-968-6801, www.fallingstarranch.ca 8-Sep 16 EDMONTON AB, 6 week intensive Advanced Equine Massage Therapy Course, www.equinerehab.ca, Sidonia McIntyre RMT, CEMT CCF 11-14 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Fort McLeod AB, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 12-14 CDN NAT’L ANDALUSIAN & LUSITANO SHOW, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, Brian 250-359-7740, paalhinfo@gmail.com, www.paalh.com 12-15 FAWN ANDERSON CLINIC, Foundation Horsemanship 2 (Riding), Revelstoke BC, www.selkirksaddleclub.ca, Kim 250-814-1007

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13 ENGLISH TROPHY SHOW, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Becky Herford, chicklet1976@live.com 13 SKIMIKIN LAKE ENDURANCE RIDE, Tappen BC, Shawnee info@momentumgymnastics.com, www.erabc.com/events 13(tent) MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE, Rocking Horse Park, Kelowna BC, www.facebook.com/DamarheTraining 13-14 ALBERTA LONGEARS DAYS, Eagle Hill Equine, Olds AB, Marlene 403-783-1723, www.albertadonkeyandmule.com 13-14 HORSEBACK ARCHERY CHALLENGE, Edgewater BC, www.horsebackarchery.ca 13-14 RDAWSDA NATIONAL POINTS SHOW (PENDING), Cochrane AB, www.albertawesternstyledressage.com 14 LEARNING SQUARE DANCING ON HORSEBACK, 11 am, Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 14 WESTERN TROPHY SHOW, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Becky Herford, chicklet1976@live.com 19-21 RIDING WITH LIGHTNESS CLINIC, Clinton BC, Catherine 250-459-7772, www.skookumhorseranch.com 19-21 BC DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS, Southlands, Vancouver BC, telf@southlandsridingclub.com 19-21 HOT AUGUST HOOVES HORSE SHOW, Trail BC, Champion Buckles & Reserve Awards, Pam 250-359-7097, mpmalekow@shaw.ca 19-21 AUGUST CLASSIC H/J SHOW (BC Interior H/J circuit), Outrider Grounds, 100 Mile House BC, Cat 250-644-4388, www.100mileoutriders.com 20-21 CC BARRELS & POLES, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Sherri-Lynn Prest, barrel_daze@yahoo.com 21 FUN DAY (10 am start), Quarterspot Ranch, Lumby BC, Cindy 250-547-9277, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 23 SUMMER YEARLING & MIXED SALE, Emerald Downs, Auburn WA, www.washingtonthoroughbred.com 24-Sep 5 PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW, Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver BC, 604-252-3581, www.pne.ca 26-28 RISING STARS YOUTH DRESSAGE, Chilliwack BC, debbierogal@telus.net 26-28 PEOPLE’S CHOICE CLINIC w/Christa Miremadi, Langley BC, www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com 27-28 AEF DRIVING SYMPOSIUM, Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds AB, www.albertaequestrian.com 28 CC BARRELS & POLES, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Sherri-Lynn Prest, barrel_daze@yahoo.com 28 FRASER VALLEY REINING CLUB Schooling Show Buckle Series, Murray Creek Ranch, Langley BC, Wendy 604-855-5406, www.fvrc.ca 31-Sep 4 INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION & STAMPEDE, Armstrong BC, www.armstrongipe.com


1-4 NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP w/Glenn Stewart, Smithers BC, Anika 250-846-5494 or anika.gattiker@outlook.com 2-5 NORTH THOMPSON FALL FAIR & RODEO, Barriere BC, www.fallfair-rodeo.com 3 JUMPING SHOW, LRS, 4303 208th Langley BC, Alicia White, Alicia.pel@hotmail.com 3 LAST CHANCE MOUNTAIN ENDURANCE RIDE, West Kelowna BC, Brittany bold_acclaim@hotmail.com, www.erabc.com/events 3-4 SUN MEADOWS DRESSAGE, Kamloops BC, kerryljh@gmail.com 4 WILD ROSE TRAIL RIDE, Running Reins Ranch, Red Deer County AB, www.albertaequestrian.com 9-11 AUTUMN LEAVES DRESSAGE & HACK SHOW, Outrider Grounds, 100 Mile House BC, Cat 250-644-4388, www.100mileoutriders.com 9-11 ADIVA MURPHY CLINIC, Kaslo Riding Club, Kaslo BC, See us on FB or email kasloridingclub@gmail.com 9-11 SALMON ARM FALL FAIR, Salmon Arm BC, www.salmonarmfair.com 9-12 STEVE ROTHER HORSEMANSHIP, Okanagan Falls BC, 971-533-6865, www.horseteacher.com 10 ALBERTA WISH TRAIL RIDE, Reesor Ranch, Cypress Hills AB, Pledge forms and info at www.albertawishride.ca 10 FIND THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE POKER RIDE, Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Nancy 250-546-9922 or nancyroman@telus.net 10-11 BC MOUNTAIN TRAIL FINALS, Sagewood Mtn Trail Park at Circle Creek Equest. Ctr, Kamloops BC, circlecreek@telus.net 10-11 CLINTON ANDERSON, The Walkabout Tour, Kalispell MT, www.walkaboutevents.com

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BEDDING, HOG FUEL, SHAVINGS DAVID BEERSTRA TRUCKING, (Okanagan) 250-549-0324 11/16 Horse Shavings, Hog Fuel & Bark Mulch WWW.REIMERSFARMSERVICE.COM (BC Interior) 1-855-737-0110 or 250260-0110. Bulk & Bagged Shavings, 4x4x4 Totes, Sawdust, Bark Mulch 7/16

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STIFFNESS? JOINT ISSUES? New to Canada science-based nutraceutical amazing for horses & dogs. Jackie 250-938-3868, jacevnz@gmail.com 5/17



DREAMSCAPE RANCH (Kamloops) 250-372-2928 and Bed & Bales. Horse Heaven for final years. Rehab available. www.dreamscaperanch.com 11/16

DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-838-2250, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 10/16


Ph: 250.238.2274 • Fx: 250.238.2241 • www.chilcotinholidays.com


JEFFREY R. KELLY EQUINE SERVICES (Alberta) 587-938-5032 9/16 www.jeffreyrkelly.com Equine Dentistry, Sheath Cleaning, Horsemanship DVD’s. SHUKANAGAN EQUINE DENTISTRY SERVICE (Interior of BC) since 2003. Owned/Operated by Lennie Thurgood, DVM, 250-832-2084 8/16 ZABRINA BARTEAUX (OK Valley) 250-938-7126, Holistic Equine Therapist, 8/16 Massage Therapy, Acupressure, CranioSacral, Alignment, Workshops/Presentations




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Business Services FARRIERS & SUPPLIES


Aaron Martin Harness Ltd. Quality Canadian made Harness • Pioneer Dealer

Order Line 1-800-367-0639 or 519-698-2754 info@aaronmartin.com • www.aaronmartin.com

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VALLEY FARRIER SERVICES (Okanagan) 9/16 250-546-8254, Certified Journeyman, Bob Johnston


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Alfalfa Cubes & Timothy-Alfalfa Cubes


LOW IN STARCH & SUGAR! For a Distributor near you call 1-877-253-2832 www.alfatec.ca email: info@alfatec.ca

ASHCROFT IRLY BLDG CENTRE (Ashcroft) 250-453-2281 Otter Coop Dealer and Pet Foods, www.ashcroftirly.com 6/17 31852 Marshall Place NEW LOCATION 5410 Trans Canada Hwy. 103-1889 Springfield Road. 1-1227 Island Hwy. S. 587 Alberni Hwy. 1970 Keating Cross Rd. 1771 10th Ave. SW 2565 Main Street

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CHAMPION FEED SERVICES – For All Your Feed & Farm Supplies! Barrhead • Grande Prairie • Westlock, www.championfeeds.com 10/16


COUNTRY CORNER SUPPLIES (Summerland BC) 250-494-3063 Proform Dealer, Farm & Pet Food Supplies, Farm Gates & Fencing 7.17 Feed, supplies & toys for all your farm & acreage animals. Rimbey, A.B. 403.843.3915 www.grelanfeeds.com

FENCING 130MILERANCH.COM (Cariboo) 250-644-7200 Corrals, Gates, Panels, Bale Feeders 10/16

RIBBONS & ROSETTES OKANAGAN RIBBONS, 1-888-545-7647 The best source for all your event and award ribbons! www.ribbonsonline.net, ribbons@xplornet.com 7/17


Gates, Panels, Feeders, Continuous FenCe deer & Farm FenCe installations

Custom built and installed to your needs

GRK Fasteners Dealer * Customized Bale Spikes * Custom Welding * Horse Trailer Repairs *Serving BC/AB/WA for over 10 years

Alan Cossentine, Oliver, BC • 250-490-5662 alc@cffence.com • www.cffence.com



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 LORNA’S CHAP SHOP, Custom Chaps/Chinks, Bronc Nosebands, Heavy Reins, Tack. Photos on FB. Lorna 780-662-0052, chap.shop@xplornet.ca 8/16 R&E SADDLE & TACK REPAIR LTD. (Aldergrove) 604-856-2350 3/17 Horse Blanket, Eng/West Tack Repairs, Custom Work, randesaddle@telus.net






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WWW.GRAHAMDUNDENRANCH.COM (Green Lake BC) 250-395-0756 Recreation in the Saddle (your horse or ours). Miles of trails. 6/17 WWW.MEADOWSPRINGS.COM (70 Mile House near Green Lake) 250-4562425 Rental cabins, working ranch, BYO horse - endless riding. 12/16

Book your personal 80-point saddle fit evaluation saddlesforwomen.com | info@schleese.com | 800.225.2242




ALL ‘ROUND OUTFITTERS for Horse & Hunter, (Oliver, BC) 250-498-4324 Located in Sears in the Oliver Place Mall 5/17 DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 5/17 Used for training The purposes to

CARLWOODSPERFORMANCEHORSES.COM (Kelowna) 250-808-1486, Pleasure, Reining, Roping, Cowhorse, Colts Started, Farrier Service, 9/16 CHRISTA MIREMADI HORSEMANSHIP (Aldergrove) 604-856-2967 Training.12/16 Problem Solving, Starting, Lessons, Clinics. www.horsemanshipfromtheheart.com CINDY KIRSCHMAN (Okanagan) 250-547-9277, Cert. Chris Irwin Coach/Trainer, CHA Instructor, Clinics/Lessons/Boarding, quarterspotranch@shaw.ca 4/17

EC Ventures


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WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Portable Fencing 11/16


TRAILER REPAIRS PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. www.petersentrailers.ca 2/17 TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (Vernon) 250-308-8980 Fax: 250-542-5373 RV’s to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 4/17 • STEEL • STAINLESS Jump Standards • Tack Boxes Repairs & Modifications Custom Stalls • Gates 5/17

TRAILER SALES CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, www.cummings.ca 7/17 Bassano, alBerta

Wilson, sundoWner, norbert and Maverick trailer dealer large selection of horse and stock trailers

1-888-641-4508 • www.desertsales.ca

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TRIPLE L TROPHIES & ENGRAVING (Quesnel) 250-992-9317 11/16 New & Used Tack, Custom Leatherwork & Repair, Gifts & Engraving

250-540-4527 • VERNON BC

250-808-0738 (Kelowna BC)

DRESSAGE WITH LIGHTNESS (Clinton BC), www.frenchclassicaldressage.ca Lessons, Clinics, Horse Training, Catherine Clinckemaillie 250-459-7772 6/17 FORTHEHORSE.COM, PHILIPPE KARL SCHOOL OF LEGERETE, 250-679-1112, Clinics, Instructor Certification, Internship, Lessons, Intensives 9/16

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.



Where Your Equine Adventure Begins

Town & Country

Picadilly Place Mall, Salmon Arm, BC • 250.832.1149 Bonnie


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


KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, Kittequipment.com 10/16 REIMER RANCHING SUPPLIES (Vanderhoof BC) 250-567-8590 Dealers for Exiss/Sooner, Maverick, Royal T, Charmac Trailers, wwwreimerranching.com 6/17 10/16


International Clinician and Horseman 1-877-728-8987 www.thehorseranch.com 12/16

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


TRAINERS/COACHES BIRGIT STUTZ, Chris Irwin Gold Cert. Trainer/Coach, www.fallingstarranch.ca Training/Lessons/Clinics/Mentorships, Dunster, BC, 250-968-6801 5/17

BLUE CREEK OUTFITTING  Trail Riding/Packing/Training Clinic & Complete Guides Program    Great Horses - Excellent Price - Certificate - Employment Opportunity

              www.bcoutfitter.com              1-250-569-7575


Add a link on our website, only $ 50 per year JULY 2016


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 7/16 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. 7/16 PANORAMA VETERINARY, (Kelowna/Winfield) 250-861-1099  4/17 Drs. Alex Wales, Susan Wales and Jessica Wales 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

Rural Roots (Real Estate)

IDEAL SET UP FOR HORSES! 4.27 ACRE KELOWNA EQUESTRIAN ESTATE! This beautiful park-like property is great for horses and their humans! For horses: 4-stall barn, 2 paddocks, riding ring, heated tack room, pasture and hay storage. For humans: a spacious walk-out rancher with detached double garage, workshop and RV carport. This immaculate home offers 4 bedrooms and a den/office and 4 full bathrooms. The large country kitchen and open living room/dining room make entertaining a pleasure. This would make a wonderful B&B! 5731 Anderson Road, Kelowna BC $1,245,000 MLS® 10118298



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 $869,900 MLS® #10114548 HOWARD NEUFELD – 250-938-3358 VantageOne Realty Inc. howard@vantageone.net • www.vantageonerealty.com


REALTORS RIVERFRONT ACREAGE Elegant 3,600 sq. ft. cedar log home situated on a 116 acre riverfront estate! Home features hot water heating and a stunning full length brick built-in fireplace. The master boasts a large walk-in closet, ensuite and deck with view. Open kitchen and living room sit on beautiful hardwood flooring. Property consists of mix of cleared and forested pasture. 110’ x 220’ indoor arena features stalls, feed storage, tack room, kitchen, lunch area, concession, and viewing area. Second house presently rents for $750 a month. Beautiful gardens and an orchard, and a nearly finished cabin with loft too. 2343 Reierson Road, Quesnel BC $824,900 MLS® R2061546

RAY BLACKMORE 250-991-2787 OR SCOTT KLASSEN 250-983-6153 Century 21 Bob Sutton Realty Ltd., Quesnel BC http://www.century21.ca/bobsuttonrealty

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BEAUTIFUL 54 ACRE FARM PROPERTY 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 759 Mable Lake Road, Enderby BC $785,900 MLS ® #10116909 HOWARD NEUFELD • 250-938-3358 VantageOne Realty Inc. howard@vantageone.net • www.vantageonerealty.com

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On The Market (Private Sale)

Breeding old style Foundation Quarter Horses with:

JAZ POCO SILVERADO AQHA Silver Grullo NFQH 100% AQHA ROM REINING and LBJ SIERRAS BLUE TE AQHA Blue Roan Limited Prospects available



Want To Ride An Appaloosa?

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The Peruvian Horse

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

Visit PHAC.ca for more Information on this Incredible Breed! 3/17




Fits 13HH to 15+HH pony or horse. It is strong and fun to use. Two independent suspension will help to maneuver on bad trails. It was built in Australia and I bought it for $1,800. Can be seen at Fisher’s Hardware in Vernon BC. $590.00 CDN Phone Larry 250-542-4321 (Vernon BC)



per issue, plus GST Very secluded 40 acre property with small 1 bedroom home. Hay field, pasture is fenced and crossed fenced, barn, and lots of water. Backs on to forestry for ATV riding, snowmobile, horseback riding and hiking. $415,500 250-547-9017 (Cherryville BC) 9/16



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HORSE BLANKET & SADDLE PAD WASHING & Repairs. Clean used Blankets for sale. Town Centre Dry Cleaners, Town Centre Mall. 250-546-0104 (Armstrong BC) 7/16

9/16 Grindrod BC ~ 250-838-0433 Mon-Sat 8 am to 7 pm / Sun 9 am to 6:30 pm

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Leather & Stitches

Custom Made Chaps Any Style Saddle, Tack & Blanket Repairs Top Quality Australian Saddles The Leather Lady Sherri DeBoer • 250-838-0778 email: deboersherri2@gmail.com Hwy 97, Grindrod, BC Open Mon - Sat 9-6 pm 6/17

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 JW QUARTER HORSES INC. (Barrhead AB) 780-674-3446 Top Quality Horses for Sale, www.jwquarterhorsesinc.com 7/16 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

Alliance Training & Stud

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P.R.E. Andalusian Stallion at Stud

2016 Stud FEE: Quality bloodlines, $ 1000 extraordinay movement, Plus $300 Booking Fee and a sensible, trainable disposition Shipping included all come together in VA Jason to create the ideal modern Andalusian stallion.

Available for breeding to Andalusian and Non-Andalusian mares. Call or Text: 604-996-7385 alliancetrainingandstud@outlook.com


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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


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