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4 August 2019


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When we asked for what people wanted to have articles written about, the most requested was about herd bound horses. I have heard this issue come up in conversation many times over the years. Some people can’t get out of their yard unless there is another horse along. Some can’t get anywhere unless a certain horse comes along. Others can get out of the yard, but the horse whinnies the whole time they are away.


s usual the best question is: “ Why can’t I ride my horse away from the herd?” The answer is… the horse is more comfor table, trusting, secure, interested, and feels safer with the herd than with the rider. We need to switch this around so that the horse feels these things with us instead. A herd bound horse has a lot of anxiet y and usually carries more issues than just being herd bound. Some of the other issues that might show up are hard to load, spook y on the trail (if you can get on the trail), argues about going for ward, kick s out or rears, trouble being tied unless other horses are near, ner vous if the wind blows, and, hard to handle in general when they are away from the herd. This occurs because the horse does not view us as the leader and someone that they feel is captain of the ship. Their leader is in the f ield back at the ranch. The quickest way I have seen or ever used to be able to get on any horse and ride of f into the sunset by yourself is to earn their trust, conf idence and respect. The better you get at these skills the faster you will be riding any where you want on any horse calmly without the whinnying. Not only does your horse forget about being herd bound, ever y thing improves. When the horse sees you as a leader they go when and where you want willingly, enjoying the outing as much as you do. It doesn’t take long with the right skills to become the leader that the horse is willing to follow and trust. It only takes two or three sessions with an unstar ted horse to get it to where it will go out on a trail and ride willingly away from the herd. In the meantime, there are some other things you can do that will help. Slowly separate the herd bound horse from the f ield and horses it is used to living with. Splitting one group into two groups or introducing one new horse to another and have them learn to live with a horse or horses they don’t know. Separating a horse out of the herd and area it has been living in and moving it to another area or pen without any of its pasture mates it ver y stressful for the horse. They can get so worked up that if they are in a pen that they think they can 6 • August 2019


jump out of they may tr y. They can pace back and for th in the pen hardly eating or drinking losing weight daily. The more gradual that we can make the transition, the safer and less chance that injuries will occur. Moving the horse from the herd helps somewhat with the herd bound issue, however, it doesn’t get the horse to see the owner/rider as the leader. The worst example of herd bound horses I have witnessed was a bunch of Warmblood horses I was star ting in the US that were destined for a jumping career. Many were getting to be 6, 7, even 8 years of age. The older they get the worse they get, because ever y year that goes by the worries they have become more real and ingrained in their minds. The horses were ver y sheltered from ever yday things that go on around a ranch. The more we protect and shelter horses, the more issues you can expect them to have. If a tree moved in the wind they would run sideways for a hundred yards tr ying to get back to their pens. No horse could be tied, and horses had to be moved from the area if there was going to be a noise in the barn. This kind of thinking causes horses to get worse instead of better. When a horse is exposed to something new they may get agitated, anxious, worried. Open their worlds to the possible things that may go on (don’t avoid) and it will go a long way to some more positive behaviours in our horses. I will mention again that your horse needs to see you as a leader and that does not happen only by exposing them to things. We need to know how to earn their respect and build their conf idence in a way that horses respond to and understand. The higher the level in these areas the less troubles we will have with our horses. Stage 1 of the Master Horsemanship DVD series is a good place to star t. There are 7 patterns on the ground that transfer into the saddle. There are 7 elements in the saddle that are directly tied to the 7 patterns on the ground, so one is always encouraging and building the other. There is no confusion from the horse’s point of view because we are not changing the messages when we get on or of f.

Using phases, feel, timing, talking to the correct zone, reading the horse - the more of these things done correctly, or the closer we get to what correct might be, then with some consistency comes conf ident, respectful, understanding horses. We must have control of the horse’s feet. To some that means they can make the horse stand still by hanging onto the bottom of the halter. To me that look s like the horse has made the person stand still, because he can’t move without the horse moving because he has to hold the horse by the chin hairs (bottom of the halter). Then what happens nex t is the horse star ts moving the person, because if the person doesn’t move they will get stepped on. In this scenario the horse is learning the opposite of conf idence, respect and understanding because they are in charge, doing the leading. We need to be able to have our horses stand or lead, go slow or fast, beside us, behind us, away from us, either side of us and whether our feet are moving or not, one step or many, for wards or back wards, forequar ters or hind, responsive and sof t without a tight lead. These skills are proof that many good things are star ting to get established and the horse is beginning to see you as a leader. Enjoy your horses and the wonder ful oppor tunit y they give us to learn. - Happy Horsemanship, Glenn What is your dream with your horse? Whatever your dream may be, if you have the horsemanship, you can live the dream. It ’s just that simple. Join us at The Horse Ranch this summer and live the dream! Now accepting bookings for the summer horsemanship camps and High and Wild Adventure. Glenn of fers year-round educational horsemanship programs at his facilit y near Fort St John, BC and is available to travel and conduct clinics. Long-term study and professional programs are now available. For more information visit www.

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The Canadian Horse / Le Cheval Canadien is once again listed as critical by the Livestock Conservancy. This means the breed is in danger of extinction. Albert de Cap Rouge – one of the most influential sires of the breed his versatile horse is still one of Canada's bestkept secrets,” says Wendy Bowden, an owner who is leading a group of Canadian enthusiasts in an effort to promote the breed. “We’ve created a new website to showcase the breed and raise awareness about this wonderful animal, in the hopes that we can bring it back from critical status once and for all.” The site includes a list of breeders and farms in Canada and the United States, to help interested potential owners learn more. The group is also launching a social media campaign on Facebook to raise awareness about the breed’s capabilities – including its proven talent in today’s equestrian sports.

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“There are reasons to be hopeful,” says Bowden. “Equestrians in the US are discovering the breed, and they are falling in love. Several new breeders, particularly in the Oregon area, have started breeding registered Canadian Horses. We want to build on that success.” As highlighted on the new website, there are a number of Canadians who are competing at high levels in many riding disciplines, including dressage, eventing and barrel racing. “We are also seeing the growth of a new equestrian (riding) discipline in North America (previously only popular in Europe and South America) called Working Equitation,” says Bowden. The Canadian breed in particular has been highly competitive in this new-to-North America equestrian sport (horses owned and trained by Kristina Eckert of Reindance in particular – one of which was the 2017 National Champion in the U.S.) In the past, there has been attention and promotion of the breed as having historical significance to Canada, and as a foundation of many of North America’s current horse breeds. This is great celebration of the breed, however the awareness it has generated has been mostly heritage and historical anniversary focused – tied to such events as becoming Canada’s National Horse in 2002 and the 350 anniversary of the first horse shipment in 2015. Despite some efforts by breeder associations (including the CHBA which has a really nice brochure available for events, etc.), there hasn’t been a concerted effort to promote the breed’s talents to horse owners and prospective buyers not familiar with the Canadian, most of whom are interested in a riding partner and amateur sport competition. Those who are aware of the breed in this group appear to only be aware of the Canadian as a heritage draft breed and driving horse. They aren’t thinking, “Hey, I should look into buying a Canadian to be my next dressage prospect.” Gorgendier Viger Coco

About the Canadian Horse / Le Cheval Canadien Canada’s National Horse originated in Quebec, tracing their lineage back to shipments of fine French horses 350 years ago. They developed into hardy farm, carriage and riding horses, as well as sought-after war horses. Today they are competitive in virtually all equestrian disciplines. From Canadian Horse Breeders Association (CHBA) supplied directly through specific inquiry on current stats: Year Total Members 20 03 1025 (earliest stat provided, year following designation as Canada’s National Horse) 20 08 1176 (highest since 20 03) 2013 830 2014 807 883 (signif icant publicit y; 2015 350 anniversar y of f irst shipment of horses from France) 2016 879 2017 76 4 737 (4 8. 85% in Quebec, 14.65% 2018 Ontario, 10.99% US, 10.0 4% Alber ta, 8.14% BC) Number of new horse registrations 20 03: 508 20 0 4: 527 20 05: 554 20 06: 4 6 4 20 07: 470 20 08: 455 20 09: 280 2010: 273 2011: 211 2012: 218 2013: 181

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216 135 166 159 126 (65 in Quebec, 30 in Alber ta, 9 in US, 8 in Ontario, 6 in BC , 4 in NS)

Number of transfers of ownership 20 03: 778 20 08: 666 2013: 319 2014: 4 02 2015: 4 0 0 2016: 418 2017: 34 8 2018: 290

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E xpor ts of Canadian horses outside of Canada 2017: 18 2018: 10 Number of living animals under 25 years of age at end of 2018: Mares: 4,117 Stallions: 1,083 G eldings: 2, 524 Average age of reproduc tive mares (3-20 yo): 14 Average age of all horses (0 -25yo): 15. 20 Note: These living animal statistics rely on owners to update the registr y on changes – such as stallions being gelded and horses who have died. A past Quebec provincial association Board member, who phoned ever yone in the registr y in Quebec to get an update at one point, found that 20% of dead horses had not been repor ted and a lot of other horses were unaccounted for due to sales without transfers of ownership and inabilit y to reach the owner of record. From Livestock Conser vanc y ht tps: //livestockconser vanc

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The walk is an important and often

overlooked gait in our daily training, quite often being relegated to the rest period between working jog or lope work. By

spending more time training in the walk we can greatly improve the other gaits as well as lateral work and also improve dressage scores as much of the tests are in walk, especially in the lower levels.

he walk has a four-beat rhythm (often referred to as a “marching” rhythm). As with the other gaits there are gaits within the walk. In Western Dressage the first walk introduced is the Working Walk. This is an energetic, but relaxed, walk in soft contact. The hoof prints of the hind feet will step into or slightly in front of the front hoof prints. The Free Walk is a relaxation walk where the horse is allowed freedom to stretch the neck forward and down with a stride that reaches forward covering ground, the hind steps clearly reaching in front of the front hoof prints. This is not a faster walk, but a longer strided walk. The Collected Walk is a walk performed in contact with the neck raised and arched in self-carriage. The hind legs take more weight with the steps covering less ground, but are higher stepping. This walk is introduced in Level 2. An exercise we were introduced to years ago that we have found helps the walk tremendously is to change to a slower tempo in the walk. This acts to connect the horse more from back to front and enables the rider to detect when the horse’s body is out of alignment quicker. Start by riding a 20 metre circle. Have the horse in a working walk in light contact. To slow the tempo of the walk use your body by not allowing the hips to follow the walk as much. Use the idea of kneeling into your knees to create more contact with your seat and legs to both support and slow the horse. The lower leg will maintain contact so the horse continues to push forward from the hind end. The hands will maintain contact to ask for smaller steps. Essentially you will be making your horse’s body shorter from back to front as the hind legs step a little further under and the hands prevent the neck from reaching as far forward. Continue to allow your hands/elbows to follow the motion of the walk, even though the follow won’t be as big as in the working walk. 10 • August 2019


Notice how the horse is pushing forward into the bridle. The muscles in the neck are more noticeable behind the poll rather than along the entire neck. Be careful not to pull the reins back to shorten the steps. If the “ask” comes from the hands only (front to back), then the horse will slow the front end, but the hind legs will be left behind. Use your seat and weight aids to ask the horse to slow the tempo. Instead of a backward pull with the hands you can lift the reins slightly to or slightly above the level of the saddle horn. The combination of the weight aids and the reins lifting shifts the weight to the horse’s hind legs. To begin with, only shorten the steps for a few strides then allow the horse to move forward again as a reward. Keep the horse in contact and think about the distinct four-beat rhythm of the walk. If the horse needs more forward energy use your legs alternately with the swinging rhythm of the barrel to encourage a more forward pace. As the ribcage is swinging away from the leg, press with that leg. When the ribs swing back press with the other leg. This alternating rhythm encourages each hind leg to step further under the body as the rider’s leg presses. See if you can work up to one full circle each direction with the slower tempo. If you find your horse gets tense or stiff as you ask for the smaller steps and slower tempo you can add a little leg yield out of the circle to supple the horse. When you are feeling tension the horse is lacking suppleness through his body to be able to lift his back to allow for the slower, shorter steps. You can also work on left/right flexion through the neck and ribcage by subtly flexing the horse’s nose to the left while asking the horse to leg yield away from the left leg. After a couple of steps, change to the right and leg yield away from the right leg. When riding a circle you can do these changes of flexion in a very subtle way and make the leg yield steps very small and only for a step or two. The goal is not big movements, but to loosen up the body. Another way to help your horse get the idea of the exercise is to set up some walk-over poles. By setting the poles slightly shorter than the horse’s usual walk stride he will

In this picture you can see how much higher the horse is stepping, also elevating the neck. Notice how the muscles of the neck are 'on' down the line of the neck. The rider could soften her hand slightly to prevent the horse coming slightly behind the vertical. Note: When placing the poles for this exercise, the shorter steps can be set at 18 inches to two feet. A longer stride could be set from two feet to three feet depending on the horse's natural stride. Even though this is a Western Dressage article, any horse, from any discipline will benefit from the exercise. The horse in the photos competes in both Western and English events. This is Kyra Tyerman riding ‘Big Texas Dream’. start to get the idea to shift back and shorten his steps. Again if working on a circle you could set 4 to 5 poles in a shortened length and then on the other side of the circle set 4 to 5 poles in a slightly lengthened position. Once your horse is able to do a slow walk on bending lines, ask for a slow walk on straight lines. Always make sure not to compromise relaxation. Changing the length of the horse’s steps develops the horse’s ability to maintain balance and connection. With improved balance comes improved transitions and lateral work at all levels.

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By Cari McLuskey


nother fantastic year wrapped up at the Okanagan 4 - H Stock Show held July 2-5 at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. Many Beef, Dog and Horse 4 - H Clubs take par t in a week-long program taking lessons, doing ground school, grooming and showing their animals. Over 10 0 4 - H members in total, including 2 new clubs, Yellowhead and 4 Corners 4 - H par ticipated. We had the privilege of a visit from Donat Kollar, Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Mounted Archer y who gave ever yone a live demonstration of this rapidly growing spor t. We would like to thank our sponsors this year: Noble Trac tor, Avenue Machiner y, Garnet Valley Gang, Bucker f ields Kelowna and West Kelowna, Diamond H Tack , Tolko Industries, Oyama Zipline, the IPE and AERC . Thank you to ever yone involved for helping to make this 4 - H show a realit y and a great experience for 4 - H horse clubs. An appreciative thank you to our instruc tors and judges: Jessica Hannah, Dustin Drader, Dawn Ferster and Suz y Bairstow. This year a new class was introduced for the older horse members: The Stock Show Cowboy Challenge; facilitated by instruc tor Glenn Perran, and 2019 Cowboy Challenge Champion sponsored by Noble -T Morgans, Diamond Marina Jardine and Jewel being H Tack , Brook side Stables, Shawn Currie presented with a blanket donated by Trucking, Blue Mountain Nurser y and Heather Robson of Diamond H Tack Saddle Up magazine. The 4 - H members along with Judge Glenn Perran from Vernon Young Riders, Double L, Kelowna Hoof beats and Lower Nor th Thompson spent the week with Glenn working with their horses through a series of obstacles including the car wash, hoof ball soccer, bag drag, and jousting to name a few. It wrapped up with a show open to ever yone on the Thursday night where the top 3 riders were crowned. Congratulations to Marina Jardine for taking top spot, Kathleen Egeland placed 2nd, and Anna Horsch took 3rd place. Rory Brown and Sonoka jousting!

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Amanda Hardman, 2019 4-H Alberta Premier’s Award Recipient manda, 17, is a member of the Stony Riders 4-H Club, and was chosen from among the province’s top 4-H members to receive this prestigious award during the annual 4-H Selections program at Olds College. “4-H has been such an amazing and influential program for me. My 4-H family is absolutely irreplaceable and the experiences I’ve had have been so important to my own development,” says Amanda. Since 1964, the 4-H Premier’s Award has recognized the accomplishments of youth in rural Alberta. 4-H members and leaders continue to be instrumental in keeping rural communities strong, developing skills in leadership and giving back to their communities through volunteer work and developing their skills and expertise in agriculture and other project areas. “4-H provides thousands of Alberta youth with personal development opportunities and invaluable life skills each year. Congratulations to the 2019 Premier’s Award recipient and the 4-H senior delegates and ambassadors. I know you will represent Alberta well.” Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry The Premier’s Award recipient represents 4-H Alberta at various regional 4-H and agricultural events throughout the year and will also have the opportunity to meet with the Premier and minister of Agriculture and Forestry. About Amanda Hardman – 2019 4-H Premier’s Award Recipient Amanda lives in Parkland County and is a grade 11 French-Immersion student at Spruce Grove Composite High School. She is a seventh year 4-H member, a

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By Christa Miremadi This group photo shows the greeting rituals of the herd.

Over the past 4 months, I’ve had the unique opportunity to watch a herd of horses (that I know well) relocate from one place to another. The 8 horses that I’ve been caring for on the small chunk of paradise on the north side of the Thompson River in Pritchard BC, plus the 8 horses of my own who I’ve known and cared for (some of them for their whole lives) have all recently found their place on our new quarter section (160 acres) on the south side of the Thompson River.


itnessing these horses as they explore their new surroundings has taught me many great lessons, reinforcing my understanding of what really matters to a horse, as well as observing their strong desire and need to understand limitations and boundaries, both within their environment and the herd. Obviously the herd dynamics was fascinating to observe, as the small herd of 8 became a larger herd of 16, especially since they came to the new ranch in small groups of 3 or 4 horses at a time. As each new group arrived, the horses would greet each other, posture and squeal to remind each other of who was qualified to be in charge and who was better off following directions. They would then proceed to tour the pasture together, trotting or cantering the fence lines and identifying the locations of the gates, water troughs and salt blocks. We brought 4 trailer loads of horses across the river in the span of just over a week and each load behaved the same way: greeting, posturing, squealing and running the fence line. It was so interesting to watch them as they explored their new surroundings, which when they first arrived, was a 50 acre pasture with a good size hill, a deep gully with a creek, a bit of forest and TONS of grazing! What was even more fascinating was how the newer horses responded to the hazing that the already established horses presented them with. After the initial pasture tour, the herd would settle in to graze (somewhere close to a fence line) with the new horses on the outside of the clump and the pre-established herd grazing quietly. One or two horses would take it upon themselves to keep the new horses at, what they perceived to be, a safe distance from the herd. When standing in a field of 50 acres of grass, you’d think that the newest horses to join the herd would just graze farther away but that wasn’t the case. It seemed as though being accepted into the herd was far more important to the newcomers than eating. The new horses would stand at whatever distance the bossy horse had outlined as “close enough” and wait patiently, not grazing, not trying to get in… just waiting. Every once in a while the bossy horse would run at them and make them relocate to another spot, equally distant from the herd, and the new horse would return to standing patiently, just waiting for the opening to 14 • August 2019


join the group. Eventually, the bossy horse would run at them less and less and the new horse would find an angle that the bossy horse would allow, usually entering the herd closest to the lowest member of the already established herd. Then, and only then, would the new horse begin to relax and graze. Despite the fact that there was an endless supply of grass available to them, it seemed as though being accepted into the herd and knowing where they fit in was even more important than A new arrival, waiting patiently for an opening to join the herd. eating (a fact that reinforces my belief that treats only work as motivation after security has been provided and leadership has been established). Once the herd was finally settled, it took them weeks to work up the courage to venture out, away from the fence line and into the vast expanse of open pasture but eventually they did. Eventually they began to graze down in the gully and amidst the trees where the grass was greenest, and venture out across the lower meadow. After two months of living in their new home, our little herd had found their groove and they had a well-established order of command. They’d gained the confidence to use their whole space and they’d developed routines and patterns in regards to when and where they would graze, when they’d go for water, who was permitted to graze close to who and when it was just time to stand and meditate. However, since we were deep into construction and there were gates and fences to build, we had to move the herd to the larger pasture in order to work on the fences within the smaller field. The larger pasture, roughly 100 + acres, is made up of rolling hills, wide open spaces, giant, big-sky views, a small lake, two large

Our first two groups of horses as they engage in their ceremonial "trotting of the fence line." rocky hills and a bit of forest that hugs the base of the hills. When we moved the herd into this new space, they immediately began their ceremonial tour. They clumped together, picked up a brisk trot and began to explore, starting with locating and following the fence lines, finding the water trough and finally the salt block and gates. It took them another week or two to relax into this new environment and begin to venture out away from the fences, using the whole space. Spreading out and getting farther away from each other took longer still. Finally, after nearly 4 months of living here at the new Rock’n Star Ranch, our little herd has begun to let space develop between them. They’ve begun to drift farther and farther from the fences and from each other and we’ve watched them develop friendships within their herd, coupling up into buddies who will go get water together, swat flies for each other or pair up before clumping together with the whole group when something spooks the herd. I’ve learned a lot by watching their behaviour over the past few months. Watching them explore the fence lines has reminded me how very important it is to a horse to understand what their boundaries and limitations are, physically and within the herd. Watching the hazing dance between the new horses and the preexisting herd, has reminded me of a horse’s priorities: acceptance into the herd, then eating. And lastly, I’ve been reminded just how much security a horse really finds within their herd and just how much confidence and bravery it takes for a horse to physically distance themselves from that security, even when doing so of their own accord. It seems only fitting that my last few articles have been about dealing with herd bound behaviour and with this strong reminder of how important the herd is to a horse, I feel even more humbled by the willingness and cooperation that our horses show us. We ask them to do things our way, alone and against their instincts, and they do! Having the partnership and friendship of a horse is a gift and one never to be taken for granted. Christa Miremadi has over 30 years of experience working with horses. From guiding trail rides to starting colts, she’s dedicated her life to developing her horsemanship skills. Christa and her husband, Pinto Miremadi, recently left their home and jobs of the past 18 years at Silver Star Stables in Langley BC to realize their dreams of owning their own ranch. They now own and manage The Rock’n Star in Pritchard BC where they offer boarding, lessons and clinics: building relationships, strengthening partnerships and developing confidence for horses and humans through compassionate communication and by sharing the horse’s point of view. (See her listing in our Business Services section under TRAINERS)

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he 2019 Canadian National Andalusian Show and Fiesta of the Royal Horse is now in the books. By all accounts we had an excellent Show on our return to Chilliwack Heritage Park on the weekend of July 5-7. We had a decent turnout of 60 horses entered in the event with participants coming from all over BC and Alberta. The competition was friendly and professional and encompassed VA Espiritu Preferencia was the a variety of equestrian disciplines including Dressage, National Supreme Champion of Show and National Champion Working Equitation and Halter 2 Year Old Filly classes as well as traditional English and Western rail classes and speciality classes including Driving, Costume and Spanish Equitation classes. We presented our always popular Fiesta of the Royal Horse on Saturday evening and the audience of 500 was treated to a variety of entertaining equestrian exhibitions featuring mounted archery,










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singles and tandem driving, classical dressage and Spanish garrocha. The audience also had the opportunity to participate in the live auction of a beautiful purebred Andalusian filly and witness the judging and awarding of the exciting Purebred Supreme Champion of Show class. In addition to two days of exciting Working Equitation competition, this year we added a Working Equitation clinic with Amy Star and a full slate of participants honed their WE skills on Sunday. Below are some of the award highlights of the Show. For a complete listing of participants and results and some photo highlights please go to the website of Pacific Association of the Andalusian and Lusitano Horse at Our Champions: National Champion Senior Mare – Arrow Susdita, Kyra Londos presenting, owned by Anne Volansky and Lory Neely National Champion Senior Stallion – VA Manoletes Hijo Amado, Renee Phillips presenting, owned by Valhalla Andalusians National Champion Half Andalusian Best Movement – Cortez Enrique, Shantel Perreal presenting, owned by Shantel Perreal National Champion Andalusian Best Movement – VA Elevado, presented by Renee Phillips, owned by Valhalla Andalusians National Champion Half Andalusian Dressage Suitability AMATEUR – Claritys Valentina, presented and owned by Sarah Fleming

Owned and shown by Renee Phillips Performance Horses

All Breed Sport Horse in Hand – Isleno XXXVII, presented by Roanne Tyson, owned by Deb Monroe Andalusian Sport Horse in Hand OPEN – VA Nobleza, presented by Anne Starr, owned by Valhalla Andalusians National Champion Andalusian Filly 2 Years – VA Espiritu Preferencia, presented by Renee Phillips, owned by Valhalla Andalusians Half Andalusian Supreme Champion - Claritys Valentina, presented and owned by Sarah Fleming Purebred Andalusian Supreme Champion – VA Espiritu Preferencia, presented by Renee Phillips, owned by Valhalla Andalusians All Breed Western Pleasure – VA Manoletes Hijo Amado, presented by Renee Phillips, owned by Valhalla Andalusians

Junior Horse: Megan Moskalyk, Arrow Maja Amateur: Sarah Fleming, Claritys Valentina Half Andalusian: Sarah Fleming, Claritys Valentina Full Andalusian: Debbie Lemaire, Arrow Lucero Open: Shantel Perreal, Cortez Enrique Breeder: Dr. Anne Starr & Brian Rehwald, Valhalla Andalusians All Breed: Deb Munroe, Isleno XXXVII

High Point Winners: Working Equitation: Intermediate B - Sarah Bradley, Tony Working Equitation: Novice B - Dianna Epps Kirsch, Montana KF Working Equitation: Novice A - Sarah Fleming, Claritys Valentina Working Equitation: Introductory - Leonore Claypool, Picks Roan Hana Bar Youth: Alyssa Shoemaker, Arrow Solevia


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hat a fabulous turnout at the annual Pot O Gold Open Show on June 22 in Armstrong BC hosted by the BC Interior Morgan Horse Club. Over 50 exhibitors and almost 60 horses came out to participate in showing in–hand, riding and driving! All breeds and all sizes were there to be judged by Glenn Perran of Kelowna, and Ellen Hockley of Pritchard. Thank you judges for your professionalism, wisdom and guidance to all exhibitors. Thank you to all the volunteers – you are very much appreciated.

Multi-winner Merna Boltz

Our winners: Participant Draw - Jandana Ranch weekend for 2 people - Bobbi McCall English High Point Sr - Merna Boltz, Grand Forks English High Point Jr - Lynndsay Terpsma, Armstrong Western High Point Sr - Carmen Letawski, Armstrong Western High Point Jr - Azera Murdoch, Salmon Arm Driving High Point - Peter Van Genne, Princeton Tri-Challenge Award - Merna Boltz, Grand Forks Overall High Point Sr - Merna Boltz, Grand Forks Overall High Point Jr - Azera Murdoch, Salmon Arm AQHA Award - Merna Boltz, Grand Forks THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS Armstrong Regional Co-op Buckerfield’s – Salmon Arm Champion Horse Blankets Country West Supply Cowboy’s Choice Creekside Animal Clinic Deep Creek Veterinary Services Diamond H Tack Equi-Market Harness & Tack (Alberta) Greenhawk – Kelowna The Horse Barn Jandana Ranch (exhibitor draw) Le Tack Truck Monashee Gypsy Cobs Noble-T Morgans North Enderby Timber Riverfront Pub - Grindrod Shepherd’s Home Hardware Shuswap Veterinary Clinic Sure Crop Feeds

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Cowbow Poetry “Give Me a Horse” By Sherry Sikstrom

Give me a horse With good heart and mind Yes give me a horse And I’ll find the time

Give me the courage When he’s done his best When his time is done To put him to rest

Give me the knowledge To manage his care To teach and to train In a manner that’s fair

Leave me the horse In my mind and heart The joy and the memories Right from the start

Give me the space And days in the sun To first learn to walk Then learn to run

Yes give me a horse And I‘ll do the rest As he does for me I’ll give him my best.

Give me the push To do what I need To earn both our keep And pay for his feed

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By T. Creamer, Director of Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC,, HomesteadHer, Photographer, Advocate for kindness, common sense and freedom, (courtesy of Facebook)

30 days does not make a well-broke horse, folks (neither will 90, if you were wondering). What trainers and horses need you to know! f we could only make this truth fully understood in the horse world, how much time and trouble would horses, buyers, owners and trainers save? Fewer horses would be mishandled, misunderstood and exchanged. Trainers would keep their reputations intact. Owners/ buyers would realize it is “they” who would need continual training and seek it out... We’d all hold hands and sing “We Are The World,” but I am off-track now. Some years ago, I sent my 8-year-old Arabian mare to a friend to start under saddle. She had her for one year. Weather and time meant this friend put about 120 days of work into Champagne. At the end when she came back to me, Raven took her into a few classes at a show, and the pair did well. When she came back, she was a well-started, sensible mare suitable for a solid intermediate rider. My expectations were met. They were fair. The trainer did a lovely job. The expectations on my horse were reasonable. Success. When you take an unstarted horse to a trainer, thirty days is not enough. The bare minimum should be 90 days. Longer is better. Sure, it costs money. Horses cost a fortune, and there is no way around that. Of course, make sure you select an honest trainer with a track record of putting the time you’re paying for into the horse. Ideally, visit the trainer and taking lessons once it is possible on the horse you have in training, as well. Thirty days is not enough to the vast majority of horse owners to step in and continue with success with the horse. You’re setting the horse up for failure, and you’re setting the trainer up for a bad reputation, as you’ve taken the horse out of training too soon, will set the horse back and blame the “bad trainer” for your failure. The only fault will be your own though. What your horse and trainer can do together after 30, 60 and 90 days are not what you and your horse can do together, necessarily. Since you sought out a trainer, you’re not one. It means you need to be super engaged in the process with your 20 • August 2019


horse, actively in lessons and seeking to learn yourself if you want to recreate the success you’re seeing unfold with your horse in training. The expectation of a 90-day horse is that they now have a solid foundation of the basics. What those basics actually are will vary on the horse, age and trainer, but regardless, you do not have a finished horse, friends. You do not “USUALLY” have a beginner safe horse, either. The expectation that you could is unfair to the horse and the industry, really. Additionally, the horse will also not necessarily retain ALL of what he learns, unless you continue to work with the horse with a similar skill set and method regularly. So if you aren’t continuing your own education, you’re going to undo what the horse has actually learned. I see it so often: Horse has 30 days Owner can’t ride horse Owner says horse and trainer are bad Sells horse Horse ends up in a bad situation Trainer is maligned, even though the trainer told the owner the horse would need longer Owner never takes lessons Buys another horse and starts an unkind cycle of horse exchange looking for a unicorn The owner may eventually get a well-broke horse that has, whether they know it or not, had years of training and good handling. The changes are that owner will undo some of that good training, though, as the person never bothered to seek out “training” for his/her self, but that is another blog, another story. The moral? Be fair to your horse and your trainer. Give the horse what he needs to get a solid start. Good horses deserve good riders, so “train” yourself, so that you’re knowledgeable enough to work with your horse effectively. Understand a well-rounded, well-trained horse takes years to develop, and they are worth the investment. Good training isn’t quick. Good trainers aren’t cheap.

By Karen Podolski

Join us on August 9-11 at Westerner Park in Red Deer for our annual show. ost of our c l a s s e s are open to all breeds of ponies and horses, registered and unregistered. This is a familyfriendly show with competitive and fun classes for all ages Bryson’s I Am Canadian and skill levels. Halter: While there is a full slate of Welsh and HalfWelsh classes, all other halter divisions are OPEN to all breeds of ponies and horses; these include: Spor t Pony, Model Hunter, Model Dressage, Registered or Grade Ponies and Horses, Showmanship. Per formance (almost exclusively open to all breeds): A full Hunter/Jumper day, t wo days with Driving classes, English & Western Pleasure & Equitation, Mounted Games & Fun Classes, Lead-line, and Ner vous Nellies (riders over 40). We also have Liber t y classes and Costume!

A note to Welsh/ Half-Welsh owners: Although most of the show consists of open classes, our full Welsh Halter and Driving division means that we of fer a three -in- one judging oppor tunit y from qualif ied of f icials that know the breed—a great bonus, as western Canada of fers so few Welsh shows. Our 2019 Judges: - Jennifer Caldwell, Ontario: Friday Futurit y and Saturday Hunter Show - Diana Cappellanti, Virginia: double -judged main show (Sat-Sun) - Megan Bur tness, California: double -judged main show (Sat-Sun) We are pleased to say that Sarah Lindsay Miller of Sarah's Equine Design will be the show photographer. For more details, please visit our website, Facebook page, or contac t Show Manager Linda King at 403- 815- 8066 or e -mail Website: w w w.piperp13.wix (all show forms found here) Facebook : w w w.facebook .com/ WildRoseShow

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NEW BOOK – available in August EQUINE CUSHING’S & METABOLIC SYNDROME Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction & Insulin Resistance with the Complication of Shivers

Lilly’s Story Author: Chris Swann


Chris Swann is a certified equine massage therapist and healing touch for animals practitioner. Chris’ love affair with horses started as a child growing up in the UK, and has never faded. She believes, if you love horses, they are ‘in your blood’ and become an addiction that’s hard to live without.


Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfun ction & Insulin Resistance hris Swann is a certified equine with the Complication of Shiver s massage therapist and healing touch for animals practitioner. Lilly’s Story Chris’ love affair with started Life ishorses a continuous journey of learning and Chris believes horses the magnificent creatures who — asrespect a child growing the UK, and have given us up so muchin — deserve our love, trust, and Chris Swann in return for all they have taught us, not about them but also about ourselves. has never faded. She only believes, if you Lilly’s Story explains the ups and downsare love horses, they ‘in your blood’ of receivin g a PPID (equine Cushing and insulin resistance (metab ’s) olic syndrome) diagnosis, and the risk of laminitis. It provides an overview of each conditio n, looks at the challenthat’s and become an addiction ges presented, hard discusses and support options, such as: diet, nutrition, exercise tolerance and coping strategies. Lilly’s Story, also explains why her case is differen toand live without. t due to the debilitating degenerative condition know as “shivers”. is isato helpcontinuous journey of The goalLife of Lilly’s Story other horse lovers understand PPID and insulin resistance and, to learn the difference between shivers and stringhalt horses — in an learning Chris believes attempt to create the and most comfortable life for the horse and the most peace of for the caregiver. mind — the magnificent creatures who have given us so much — deserve our love, trust, and respect in return for all they have taught us, not only about them but also about ourselves. Lilly’s Story explains the ups and downs of receiving a PPID (equine Cushing’s) and insulin resistance (metabolic syndrome) diagnosis, and the risk of laminitis. It provides an overview of each condition, looks at the challenges presented, and discusses support options, such as: diet, nutrition, exercise tolerance and coping strategies. Lilly’s Story also explains why her case is different due to the debilitating and degenerative condition known as “shivers.” The goal of Lilly’s Story is to help other horse lovers understand PPID and insulin resistance and to learn the difference between shivers and stringhalt — in an attempt to create the most comfortable life for the horse and the most peace of mind for the caregiver.

Page size: 6” x 9”, 70 pages Book design, photos and images by Chris Swann Copyright © 2019, Christine (Chris) Swann To purchase this book, visit

From the July issue… This was a Bottle Opener By deadline, congratulations to: Anne Stiles, Oliver BC Henry Pranke, 100 Mile House BC, Paul Hofer, Barons AB, and we had a whack more guesses coming in on June’s Woodpecker Toothpick Holder, from all over BC and Alberta! Way to go!

This month’s item stands 24” high, 10” diameter. It is rusty but when new they were polished steel.

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Tails to be Told

. . .A treasure chest of memories .

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

This is my sister and me at the Grandview Ranch at Dog Creek BC. We were 8 and 9 years old. Now Teresa is 89 and I am 88. It would take the two of us almost all day to catch ‘Babe’ (a Cayuse) just to go for a ride; we’d have to corner her. But then it’d be time for dinner... so our rides were short! – Marie Graham, Coldstream BC

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

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TOP DOG! What to Do if your Dog is Bored with their Toys Courtesy of

Did you know that dogs get bored with their stuff just like we do? Researchers tested them a few years back, and they found that when dogs were presented with two items — one new and one old — they show a strong preference for the new one.


o if your dog is bored with their toys you’re not alone — it happens to all of us. So what can you do to keep your dog interested in their toys? Well, there are a few simple ways to help… here’s how.

Rotate Your Dog’s Toys

Make Your Dog’s Toys Interactive

I love seeing the excitement on Laika’s face when I come home with a new toy. The trouble is that excitement doesn’t last. She’ll play with it for 5-10 minutes, and then she moves on. Do you want your dog to get excited about their toys just like they did the first time you gave it to them? Try putting it away for a week or two and then presenting it to them. You’ll notice that the “newness” in any toy comes back after your dog hasn’t had access to it for a while. My dog has a lot of toys; way more than she could possibly use every day. When I leave them all out for her she’ll grab one, move it a few feet away, and then move onto the next one. The problem is she doesn’t stop to actually play with any of them — she just gets stuck in the “I don’t know which one I want to use” mindset. It’s like doggie analysis paralysis; too many options leave her indecisive. So what I do is rotate her toys every week (you can do every couple of days if you prefer). I give her access to 4 or 5 toys each week, and I leave the rest in her toy box. Every week when I switch out her toys she gets excited — just like she did when she got them for the first time. If your dog has a favourite toy feel free to leave that one in rotation at all times. For Laika it’s her glow ball; it’s the one toy she never gets bored with (I think it’s because it makes a cool squishy sound every time she bites down on it). The rotation technique helps keep your dog interested in toys they get bored with — it’s not necessary for the ones they use all the time. Keep in mind this rotation doesn’t mean those toys are the only things your dog will be able to play with that week — it’s just for toys that you’re comfortable giving your dog access to at all times. (I keep tug and puzzle toys out of my dog’s reach, though they do get used daily.)

If your dog is bored with their toys start thinking about ways you can make them more interactive. Can you use that toy in a game of fetch? Can it be used for tug? Can you put some yummy treats in it? Find ways to make those toys your dog finds boring more engaging, whether it’s through human interaction (a game of fetch) or yummy treats (stuffing a Kong). Pick up their ball and start bouncing it around, and watch as it immediately peaks their interest. That’s the strategy I used to teach

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my dog to catch. I played “puppy in the middle” with a friend to get her interested in the ball we were tossing around. It only took a few tosses before she was jumping in and catching the ball herself. If your dog has a chew toy they never touch try putting a dab of peanut butter on it and encouraging them to use it. Pick up that stuffed toy that’s been sitting on the ground for a few days and invite them for a quick game of tug. Stuff some yummy treats in that Kong that’s sitting in their toy box (bonus points if you freeze it overnight to make it last longer).

Know Your Dog’s Toy Preferences Not all toys are created equal when it comes to entertaining our dogs. Some dogs love chew toys, while others find them dull. Some dogs love anything that bounces, while others prefer stuffed animals (if your dog destroys stuffed toys make them a DIY restuffable dog

TOP DOG! toy). Some dogs love toys that make noise, while others could care less. Figure out what sort of toys your dog prefers, and which ones they find boring. And when it comes to getting your dog new toys focus on ones that you know will able to hold their interest for more than 5 minutes. Does your dog go bonkers for anything that squeaks? Do they love anything that smells like food? Are they obsessed with anything that has stuffing? Will a chew toy keep them busy for hours? Do they love toys that bounce? Don’t be like me and buy 10 different chew toys thinking you’re finally going to find the one your dog actually likes. It never happened, and I’m embarrassed that it took me so long to catch on. So now I’m left with 10 toys I have to “flavour” myself with peanut butter or broth to try and keep her interest in them. If I was smart I would have realized sooner (and stopped after buying chew toy #3) that my dog just isn’t that into chew toys. Focus on quality rather than quality. You can make old toys “new” and exciting again by rotating them, but it’s nearly impossible to hold their interest in a toy that they never cared for to begin with.

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Horse Council BC - Notes from the Office Join the Fun… BC Summer Games are coming to Maple Ridge in 2020! ARE YOU A BC RIDER OR VAULTER BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 & 18?


e par t of the Equestrian Team at the BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge! Qualif y for the BC Summer Games at local qualif ier shows around the province from now until June 2020.

July 23-26 2020 BC Games Purpose: “ To provide an oppor tunit y for the development of athletes, coaches, and of f icials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a multispor t games event which promotes par ticipation in spor t and spor ting ac tivities, individual achievement and communit y development.” Age Group: Minimum of 12 and a maximum of 18 years of age as of Januar y 1, 2020 Zone Team Composition: 4 Athletes per zone - 8 zones in total Wildcards: 16 wildcard spots in addition to the zone team spots Events and Categories: Dressage, Para Dressage, Jumping, Eventing and Vaulting *New for 2020: Eventing and 1.0m Show Jumping* All events open to both male and female athletes on equal terms and are combined male and female events. Current Equestrian Canada Rules apply. Athlete Declaration forms are available from Horse Council BC , or at qualif ying competitions. Forms must be carefully read, completed, signed and returned to Horse Council BC following the competition with all required documentation at tached. Athletes must submit a minimum of t wo scores or of f icial results from a minimum of t wo dif ferent approved competitions achieved within the qualif ication period and submit ted an Athlete Declaration Form. Equestrian - Provincial Advisor: Susan Harrison, Equestrian - Spor t Chair: Carlee Thompson, For more information visit w w Photos courtesy of BC Summer Games Cowichan 2018

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2018 Breed Sport Year-End Award Recipients


he Equestrian Canada (EC) Breed Sports Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Breed Sport Year-End Awards. These awards recognize individuals and equines that have put countless hours and tireless effort towards the pursuit of personal excellence in breed sports, and the sports’ growth in Canada. The EC Breed Sports Committee provides a variety of awards programs for the breed sports community in order to recognize outstanding athletes and horses. To learn more about available breed sports award programs, visit The 2018 recipients are pictured here.

American Saddlebred Horse of the Year Jack Daniel’s Daughter Photo courtesy of Jill and Lee Ruskino

Morgan Horse of the Year Boxford Twist and Shout Photo courtesy of Howard Schatzberg

Arabian Horse of the Year UA Undeniable Cyte Photo courtesy of M. Szabo Photography

Saddle Seat Rider of the Year Isabella Wallin Photo courtesy of Rick Osteen Photography

Half-Arabian Horse of the Year Obsidian Knight +++// Photo courtesy of Rick Osteen/Howard Schatzberg 28 • August 2019


Welsh Pony of the Year Wray Acres Amythest Photo courtesy of Ben Radvanyi Photograph

June 2019 Dressage Volunteer of the Month Awarded to Suzanne Wallace

Suzanne Wallace (left) pictured with EC Senior Dressage Judge, Doreen Horsey.


questrian Canada is pleased to announce that Suzanne Wallace of Vernon BC has been chosen as the June 2019 recipient of the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award. Wallace has been integral to the development of dressage in her hometown. For many years, she tirelessly led the organization of the Vernon & District Riding Club’s Gold and Bronze level EC sanctioned dressage competition, held annually in early July. In May 2019, she organized a test riding clinic with EC Senior Dressage Judge, Doreen Horsey of Foothills AB, which was a resounding success in the community. Wallace shares her expertise beyond the borders of Vernon as an EC certified Competition Coach and Dressage Judge. She also worked with Canadian Dressage Owners and Riders Association (CADORA) Inc. for many years at both the local and national level, holding the positions of Director and Honourary Secretary. The countless hours Wallace has channeled in to the sport of dressage deserves much praise and recognition. If you know of a volunteer who deserves recognition, nominations are quick and easy through the EC website. Questions and comments on the Dressage Volunteer of the Month Award can be directed to Christine Peters at cpeters@

A Proud Day for Mule Owners


By Sandra Harper

hose of us that have mules for equine partners already know how wonderful they are, but now we have a Canadian award to back us. Rudy the mule is back in the news this time as the “Therapeutic Equine Of The Year” for CanTRA. The Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association was founded in 1980 with the goal of involving equines in a therapeutic manner for adults and children with disabilities. Rudy was presented with a plaque and stable blanket this June, at the year-end show for Mount View Special Riding Association in Olds, Alberta. CanTRA has no record of a mule ever being given this honour before, so he is the first “mule” to ever win this award. This graying 30-year-old gentleman has been a therapy animal since he was 15 years old, when he started as a therapeutic mount. Many years ago Mount View Special Riding received a specially designed cart for wheelchairs, and Rudy became a perfectly reliable equine to patiently stand while the wheelchairs are secured and give these clients a chance to show a beaming smile as evidence of enjoyment. To celebrate, Mount View Special Riding Association gave Rudy the honour of being the first equine to pull the wheelchair cart in the Canada Day parade. Thank you gentle soul. Don’t forget our upcoming show… ADMC Long Ears Days 2019 August 10-11 in Stettler, Alberta. Check out albertadonkeyandmule. ca for more detailed information on this fun show.

CLUBS... your news is welcome.! BC Interior Morgan Horse Club

By Nancy Roman


hat a great tack sale we had on March 30 – over 40 vendors, with up, some opting to set up outside! Thank you to all that helped set tear down and clean up! Thanks to the Shifting Saddles 4-H for doing a great food concession including chicken quesadillas! deVry Bev R is organizing another plant sale with fresh flowers from for midGreenhouses. Some of our members will be out there taking orders May delivery. The order forms were emailed to all members. Our Pot O Gold Show will be held June 22 at the Armstrong Fairgrounds. – or you The show program is now out in some of the local tack & feed stores can download from our club Facebook page, or email me nancyroman@telus. Kelowna, net and I can send you a copy. Our main judge is Mr. Glenn Perran from are and our driving & trail judge is Ms. Ellen Hockley from Pritchard. Pre-entries 7. June by post-marked be to required, Salmon Our next meeting is Friday, May 10 at Yan’s Chinese Restaurant in Arm, starting at 6 pm. Come on out and enjoy their delicious buffet! Nobles For more info see our club Facebook page or call our president Tom 250-838-2228.

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Kelowna Riding Club


By Jenny Bouwmeester

he sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the Kelowna Riding Club members are enjoying riding outside. We are so grateful to have this beautiful piece of land that is easily accessible and close to downtown Kelowna. Also, we are incredibly luck y to have a space to hold so many events and shows!

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By Max Alexa meeting it was If you have not yet heard the Kelowna nder that members clear to thank Riding Club is were getting Dana for a wond excited and star ting up a ‘Sunday ’s On Saddle’ (SOS) about the comin erful presentation giving of her group. This group g programme club. Most have time to come for the us is for those looking for a change of and be with been preparing at out meeti scener y and to get ng. for the year their horses ahead - and out with their fellow Equine loving friends. AND… Dana there is enthu This group is in the air. is going to siasm of our attend one meant to be spontaneous and fun! Members Sunda y sessions at will show up We had a good the home of the O&DRC attendance for their lessons without knowing who at the D-K Ranch meeting held at our last the coach will be or in Oliver to help memb at the Oliver what ac tivit y will be happening that day. ers with a practi Centre. The Community There will only be club invited cal appraisal of our horse Faith on Maverick and Jenny on Lucci Dana from Nicker s’ feet. Shoul coaches who are insured and approved Saddlery, maker d be a wond s occasion. by the Riding Club, of the “Sensa erful tion” line of saddles and as well as ac tive members. Lessons star an exper t on t at 10 am and will go until 11:30. Included in our horse hoof care, to come and upcom Class dates are as follows: May 12, May ing give the club programme of events is 26, June 2, June 9, June 23, June 30 and a talk on gettin a Trail Cours and keeping July 7. Cost for this group is $50 and e Training Day riders can at tend 5 out of the 7 classes. g May 25, our horses’ on Riders are encouraged to bring a lunch the Fall Fun Show feet as health and ready for and hang out af ter the lesson. For payment on October y and a Percen options and sign up please contac t Jill action as possib 20, via email tage Day on le. She gave a brilliant presen September 15 a new and welco tation and provid Check out our website and Facebook page at of us with some me venue for for more events! ed many at club seriou Willow

By Riesa Kyne Chilliwack Ring Club 3rd – Erin Cyrankiewcz


e were able to host another successful gymkhana at Heritage day Park on March 31. The sunny compete. A big saw nearly 30 riders out to Lem for judging thank-you goes out to Anita Thank and Barb Bodholdt for announcing. of the day you also to the many volunteers equipment. moved and gates the who ran The points for the day went Leadline – Grant Kyne 2nd – Alec Kyne Lucius Felling


Novice – Megan McKay 2nd – Tanya Thompson 3rd – Selina Hartskamp more We’re looking forward to hosting months. Our next gymkhanas in the coming on June 23. A is on May 26 and then again that entry into reminder to all CRC members is required for gymkhanas year’s the of 60% awards. the rider to qualify for the year-end Darcy We had the privilege of having Equitation Henkel from WestCoast Working April 1. Thank do a presentation for us on making these you to Tanya Jones for missed who arrangements. For anyone like more would and presentation this the WestCoast information please check out at www. Working Equitation website Rides at We continue to host Open the website or Heritage Park. Please check availability for Facebook page for updated www.crchors at rides the

3rd – Lydia Felling Therapeutic riding meets the physical, mental, and Peewee – Peyton Haan and s the Volunteer Coordinator for a therapeutic riding needs of persons with disabilities. It also gives events s thinking to 2nd – Emerson Vanleeuwen brook Stable stable, I ask each prospective volunteer I meet the emotional how to appro do, and Johns s owned by ach the future the gift of just being with horses. Find a CanTRA Carley tone. We are 3rd – Kinsley Lewis same question. “Why do you want to volunteer?” I hear someone care of our horses’ feet. also holding The talk lasted Members Show centre near you. Volunteer, as a side walker or horse handler, a Club Junior – Ciara O’Rourke for an hour and on June 16. was roundly one of two answers in every response. “I want to give back and healing L-R Rear: Kassie Brennan, Dana for horse the of applau Other love talking about are in the plann events ded by all who or donate to support the – Savanah Forstbauer 2nd health Dana is now ing stage so y hooves at to my community” and “I love horses.” I can enumerate many attended. Chelsey Folk, Megan McKay our O&DR a barefoot specia we have an exciting year Bisschop happiness. Kaylie C – with meetin 3rd connecting as, ahead. g list but is also L-R Front: Grant Kyne, Peyton By Emily Shaver a fully qualified of the benefits of volunteering such farrier so her Our club meeti For more information or to find a centre near you visit Haan, Lydia Felling Youth – Kassie Brennan you there! talk was not about the benefi ngs are alway others, making a difference, physical and mental well-being, es, education is a part of Pony Club and third Thursd ts of going barefo s on the Missing: Ciara O'Rourke yes, there is a or donate at 2nd – Marie Seidler ay of each month an overall fantas ot but was Whether you adding to your resume, and so on. But in speaking to a horse carefully designed program that delivers so intere tic if ride Peter appra you sted – Mikayla 3rdEnglis are love trainin isal of gener in getting involv foundational h, Western care – shod al hoof or community, I realize I need to keep it to those two simple, or g or just spend ed with the or barefoot. knowledge. But… everyone will find unique just finding Chelsey Folk club horse, Senior ing –time The club would educational with your please stay inspire yet profound, responses of “giving back” and “for the love of like very welco out what we are about you opportunities in almost everything that d –bySelina are and safe 2nd me to attend horseHartskamp we do at Pony Club. s. Happy trails from all horses.” What I am saying is, you can give so that another can and meet us. at the Oliver At a time when you think you’re just going See Riding & Distric t Club. for a cross experience the love of the horse. country schooling with other riders, a knowledgeable How did you fall in love with horses? For me, serenity is the coach identifies how the proper fitting and use of Janice Reiter Photography smell of hay and leather and horses. The enjoyment of caring of a piece of tack or We App reci & Julie K. | Photos courtesy By Cheri Smeet equipment can dramatically enhance your Submitted by Kathryn Dolphin ate the Sup By Cheri Smeeton on March 25 at for our horses takes away the stress and anxiety we routinely riding experience. port of our show was held on Sunday, Kick off' Jackpot cutting off This becomes the subject matter for an BCC HA Trai battle outside the barn at work or school. A community of he BC Ranch Cutting 'Spring was well-attende d, and went impromptu group ners ! The first show of the season sport, the one of our learning experience. people who share our passion and commitment to Cornerstone arena in Abbotsford. out for her with 85+ works, Moffat, had her work cut by Binky Judge hitch! a Regular readers of this article would know the breed, or the discipline, expands our joy even further. without date. The event was catered that Pony Club largest season openers to Whatever you are feeling now, as you contemplate my words, perogie food truck, Hunky Rally is one of the most enjoyable and Canadian favourite everyone’s social activities that and spectators. you can “give back” by helping someone else enter into the members can partake in. However, you and was enjoyed by riders Bills, may the for be good is surprised that horse a of attended by outside ‘There is something about the thanks to all who love of the horse. the amount of horsemanship knowledge We would like to send a special and practical skills inside of man’ – W. Churchill. town participants , of out our to FIVE acquired by members as a result of attending with a BIG HIGH Photo courtesy of Rainbow Riders. Rally! Where and Victoria. It was great Farrier demonstration at an education conference coming from Kamloops, Merritt else would a 7-year-old learn the important steps to correctly reconnect with some old ones! to see some new faces and cool down a horse after completing a cross Dave Batty of attendance and hope to have country course, or a horse. Pony Coldstream We really appreciate your Barb McNally riding Woody how to thoroughly clean up a horse for a Kaylan Eek of next show. vet inspection? These Club Logan Lake you all back in May for the camps skills are critical in order to be a competitive pen is we all help each Wendy Garrar rider or groom offer d of Barriere The best part about the cutting many for one, or work at a commercial riding barn. one of very few equine events Denton Moffat other as we compete! It’s Learning them at o p p o r t u n i t i e s of Armstrong also your “help.” So, in saying Rally means they are taught in an enjoyable, where your competitors are positive learning for members to volunteers, sponsors, environment. would also like to thank our we that, in the Non Pro practice their because after all, without Debbie Hall riding Sanjo Royal Quiz and the preparation for it are obvious cow boss and turn-back riders, components h o r s e m a ns h i p of the education program. Clubs like Glen be possible! who we Valley Pony Club skills YOU our events would not to one of our fellow cutters with have found a way to cover the required we have a very special dedication outgoing, material in a fun and both At our next show in May, Barbra McNally was a fun loving, their accident in October of 2016. memorable manner. They have incorporated Valley. suddenly lost in a motor vehicle unique props own and other club, like many in the Fraser Travis Rempe l of Langley such as a mould of a jaw and small objects who started cutting with our accomplishe d, just prior woman she friendly which in Texas, like marbles and u n f a m i l i a r Next event s qualify for the worlds show this sport comin g up Cayley Wilson pearls to represent the different teeth a Barb’s goal for 2016 was to are: proves what you can do within * May 18-20 just of Abbotsford this horse has. Engaging horses, as well BCRCHA the at all of us - Susan Stewa learn, improve and games like “Pictionary,” “Who wants to be to her sudden passing. For rt Memo rial juneh artley to all! Barb’s dream to cut, Bob Zirnhelt of Some therapeutic riders go on to Para-sport competition. a Millionaire,” and as Clinic , Zirnh it. Barb was a real inspiration Cherry Creek Rachel and Teddy. receive Cool out at Rally * May 31-Ju @gma elt Ranch , Cherr when you set your mind to “Charades” are played to improve retention due to our grassroots club. Photo courtesy of THRIL. ne 2 - Shad y Creek BC. of the material. all started and was made possible Photo courtesy of Jordan Roberts. at Cornerstone Platt Clinic , personalized feedback from an experienced csme eton@ Conta ct June show at the NCHA worlds take place Sunday, May 12, 100 Mile House The education conferences that are typically Hartle y at 250 Pony Clubshaw. ca McNally Memorial Show will Denton Moffat riding Kit Kat of cutting. We BC. To reserv held in examiner. C2 level members -573-2 328 or In honour of our friend, The a 50/50 draw, and a fun day e your spot should stay tuned for details email spring and fall often include practical topics Maisie in the $1,000 Open SADDLEUP.CA event will be catered, feature 30 • May 2019 conta ct Cheri where members on their upcoming Pleas e visit arena in Abbotsford, BC. The Smee ton at our webs ite camp, which is rumoured to include get hands-on instruction, such as how 250 -573-2 541 at www. bccha a there! you see to bandage or lunge dissection! to hope or email .ca for a comp 32 • May SaDDLEUP.Ca • 33


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Wagon Trek 2019

By Ginger Chappell


he Inland Draft and Teamsters Association had a Wagon Trek on June 15th in Knutsford BC. Five wagons with teams and a carriage with single horse, as well as one outrider explored beautiful country with wildflowers abound. The weather was beautiful. Not too hot and the rain held off. Camp was set up at Sommerville Lake in Knutsford which the Haughton family generously gave permission to the group to visit. There was a special treat for the teamsters as Darrell England had spent the last several months building a custom chuck wagon and Joyce Marchant and her team pulled it for its virgin run. The wagon had many details including an antique coffee grinder on the side of the wagon. Darrell enjoyed sleeping under the stars in his labour of love. The Inland Draft and Teamsters Association is made up of a group of folks who drive and enjoy heavy horses as well as lighter horses, including miniatures. Some teamsters enjoy driving as a hobby but several teamsters drive and use their teams to log, prepare soil and hay their fields. You will see heavy horses in horse pulls, log skids and wagon classes at many fairs throughout the year.

Oliver & District Riding Club


By Max Alexander

e had some really good events in June. The f irst was a ver y successful Spring Clinic Show, masterminded by Sasha Hopp. The club ver y much appreciates her suppor t for our club shows. There were t wo clinic sessions for English and Western disciplines. Sharron Piaz z a did a wonder ful job coaching the English sec tion covering Showmanship, English Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle and Road Hack . Our other great club suppor ter, Ken MacRae, conduc ted the Western sec tion covering Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Western Command and Showmanship. Both the morning clinics Sharron Piazza starting the English teaching session were well-at tended and students gained masses of knowledge in their various disciplines. In the af ternoon the Schooling Show was a tremendous success of fering all the classes covered in the morning in both the senior and junior divisions. The weather was great and added to the success of the day. Thank s go to Sharron and Ken for their time, ef for t and patience! Also many thank s go to Mar y- Lou Barker for being our Judge for the af ternoon show. The other really useful event was a presentation by club member Jim Tompkins, representing the ALERT organiz ation, on preparing for a disaster. Whether you live in town or in the countr y, ever yone is concerned these days about the f ire haz ard that exists in BC . Jim gave the club a great brief ing and answered lots of questions at our monthly meeting in June. Thank you Jim for a ver y thorough and professional presentation. Lastly, over the weekend of June 21–23 a few club members went to camp and ride at the Hideaway Horse Camp run by Anna- Maria Robinson. The weather was great all weekend but the nights were chilly as the camp is well up the Mount Baldy Road. If you want to have a great experience with your horse and friends you must go! And don’t go RV ’ing go Horse’ing! The trails are spec tacular and you’ll have a wonder ful experience in the back countr y. Sasha Hopp - without So there we are, it only remains to say ‘Stay Inspired by Horses’ and be safe on the trail – her help the club would wear a helmet! not be so successful 30 • August 2019


BC Cutting Horse Association


By Cheri Smeeton

he BCCHA Clinic with cutting horse trainer Shad Platt from Orland, California was held May 31 to June 2nd at Monical Ranch in 100 Mile House BC. Fourteen participants attended and enjoyed sunny weather, great cattle and the beautiful countryside at the ranch. Experienced cutters and some new to cutting had the opportunity to improve their skills on flag work and working cattle. Shad worked on both the rider and the horse and took his time to ensure all the riders understood and fixed their issues before going on to the next. Cheryl Monical provided a delicious breakfast and lunch for all who attended for the three days. Thank you Cheryl for hosting this event for us. We also had a few spectators that came out to watch and joined in the BBQ on Saturday evening. Steaks for the BBQ were courtesy of C&J Erectors. Thanks Campbell for putting on the clinic for everyone and making sure everything was looked after. you to Thank everyone that came out and supported this event. We hope that everyone took home some good pointers to help them be successful in the show pen. visit our Please website at for upcoming events.

Tennessee Walkers


Clinician Shad Platt (light blue shirt) giving some pointers

By Fran Kerik

he Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse is, first and foremost, a Registry! So we are really pleased to see all the foals born this year. Even without the actual count, I am certain that the numbers are up from the past few years. Our breed is healthy and growing. Here are a few “baby pictures” for you. Think what great mounts these youngsters will become. You have the greatest choice of the breed when you buy your horse as a foal and raise and train it yourself. You get to know it, handle it, and teach it all the things you want your saddle horse to know. By following the guidelines for the CRTWH Training Levels, in a few years you will have your own, ‘custom made’, luxury model to ride! As more and more people discover the versatility of the Walking Horse while still enjoying the comfortable ride, I am sure that these babies will fulfil that promise. Also, just a reminder to keep track of your hours in the saddle for the Ride your Walker Program (including driving and liberty work, etc.). And it is time to think about videoing for the Training Levels Program and the Program For Excellence. To see more about them go to Sorrel filly and champagne colt our website at Chrystal Star Ranch (Alberta)

Northern Foundations Farm’s Bay colt by former BC stallion, Walkien Jesse Skywalker (NFF is in Wisconsin)

Uphill Farm’s Palomino colt (Alberta) August 2019


Vernon Young Riders


By Ella and Addie B

ernon Young Riders just f inished a week at the Okanagan 4 - H Stock Show in Armstrong. This year it included not only horses and beef, but also canine. We added dog projec t to our club this year and f ive members and their dogs joined the weeklong event. Once the animals were groomed, they par ticipated in Showmanship. All members successfully ran their dogs through the rally. Projec t leader, Billie Jo Beaudoin par tnered with trainer Karen Brearley from Longhaul Kennels. They hope to get more dog members and continue the dog projec t at Stock Show in the future. The dog members include Emmelia B with Bernard, Addie B with Frodo, Hannah Q showing Ember, Kylie P and Pepper, as well as Ashley K with Chief. Ashley and Chief training

Kelowna Riding Club


The ‘dog project’ group

Hannah with her dog Ember

By Jill Veitch

he Kelowna Riding Club presents world-renowned Dr. Andrew McLean, August 23-25, in Kelowna. Dr. McLean work s with riders of all disciplines as well as horses who have issues (needle/clipper or trailering phobias). The event star ts with a seminar Friday night at Okanagan College, followed by t wo days of riding and in-hand work for clinic par ticipants and auditors. Dr. McLean is the author of several book s including, “Equitation Science” and “ The Truth About Horses: A Guide to Understanding and Training Your Horse,” and many peer-reviewed journals. He has competed in multiple disciplines, including horse trials (Australian National champion 1989), FEI -level dressage, grand prix show jumping and racing. Andrew coaches, trains, and conduc ts demonstrations at universities and conferences internationally. A weekend audit pass covering all three events is $20 0; Friday evening’s seminar is $50 and daily auditing is $10 0. Please enquire about pricing for riding in the clinic (private, semi-private or group lessons available). Please come and learn from this accomplished resource. KRC hosts a Dr. Andrew McLean Clinic Still to come to the club is the BC August 23-25 55+ Summer Games, September 10 -13. Four equestrian disciplines are represented, including arena driving, dressage, mountain trail, and western per formance. If you can volunteer, please sign up at w w w., and request ‘equestrian’. A big thank you to BC 55+ Games, Cit y of Kelowna and Horse Council of BC for providing funding to improve the club’s footing. Speaking of the club… it is looking great! Many hours of volunteer work have happened this season, but special commendation is given to Mark Prevost, father of the lovely Emily, for resurrec ting the clubhouse. You will be pleasantly surprised the nex t time you come for a visit - and you are welcome any time. For more information about our club and events please visit w w w. Thank you Mark Prevost!

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Langley Riders Society Bethany Hill


e’ve had some great events in the last month and want to share the results with you!

June Jumper Show High Point results: Junior: Under 2’ Sarah Springman Over 2’ Ryan Springman Intermediate: (TIE) Emma Springman and Annabel Bot Senior: Heidi Scott June Open Show High Point results: English Senior: Bethany Hill - Docsrockinconclusion Intermediate: Marie Peters – Corona Reserve - Cheyenne Grinrod - Mickie Junior: Alex Harvey – Zara Reserve - Alyssa Belanger - Isaac Tiny Mite: Ryder Zachanowicz - Trixie Walk Trot: Stephanie Case – Justin Reserve - Reese Zachanowicz - Honey Western Senior: Bethany Hill – Docsrockinconclusion Reserve - Lori Gajowski - Cosmo Intermediate: Cheyenne Grinrod – Mickie Reserve - Marie Peters - Corona Junior: Alyssa Belanger – Isaac Reserve - Lynsay Onnk - Sky Tiny Mite: Ryder Zachanowicz - Trixie Walk Trot: Anita Ogilvie – Tahoe Reserve - Stephanie Case -Justin

Games Day High Point Winners (Father’s Day edition): George Burns: Kitty Affeldt Jack Benny: Stacy Northey Senior: Cassie Glover & Chrissy Paquette Intermediate: Cheyenne Grindrod Junior: Autumn Rathgeber Tiny Mite: Violet Pitt Lead Line: Toby Austin, Abby Paquette, Evelyn Paquette LRS Little Britches Rodeo All-Around Winners: Tiny Mites: Violet Sismey Jr Boys: Colby Ignace Jr Girls: Shayl Jardine Sr Boys: Kagen Russell Sr Girls: Lexi Langset For the month of August come on out and join us: August 4 - LRS Games Day at Abbotsford Agrifair August 7 - 4D Jackpot Barrel Race August 17 - English/Western Open Show August 21 - 4D Jackpot Barrel Race August 24 - Games Day August 31 - $400 added 4D Barrel Race Finals

For more info on any of our club events check out our website or follow us on Facebook.

Armstrong Enderby Riding Club

We love seeing the next generation of Cowboys and Cowgirls getting started at Langley Riders!!

By Lauri Meyers


ith the IPE just around the corner, the AERC is busy preparing our Float for the Parade. Come out and meet our Youth Ambassadors and Board of Direc tors. It ’s that time of year again; we need all the perpetual trophies to be returned to us as soon as possible please. Contac t us at to arrange pick up or drop of f of the trophies. August 11 and September 22 are the last t wo shows of the 2019 Show season. Come out and have some fun with fellow equine enthusiasts. No pressure, no expec tations, just plain fun. Our shows are inside the Agriplex, so rain or shine, we got you covered. Check out our website at w w w. for more information.

August 2019


BCLM Pony Club Hosts National Tetrathlon By Rachel Lawson


C Lower Mainland Pony Club was proud to host athletes from across Canada who competed at the 2019 Canadian Pony Club National Tetrathlon from June 26 –30. Tetrathlon is a multispor t event combining running (2 km), freest yle swimming (20 0 metres), single handed air pistol shooting and riding. The athlete with the

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highest total points awarded from all disciplines wins. The riding por tion is both unique and dif f icult for many reasons. This year ’s course consisted of stadium fences in the arena, followed by a slip gate out into a cross countr y sec tion, then a slip rail back into the ring for more show jumping. What makes it harder is that all athletes may not ride their own horse or horses they have ridden before, and they are only allowed 15 minutes and 5 jumps to warm up with the horse before competing. Tetrathlon is making a comeback and Canada has been invited to compete in nex t year ’s International Tetrathlon E xchange in the UK . Did you know that Pony Club Tetrathlon can lead you to the Olympics? Modern Pentathlon adds fencing to Tetrathlon’s four spor ts. Many of our past and present Pan Am and Olympic Team members star ted in Tetrathlon. Current Lima 2019 Pan Am athletes Joel RikerFox and Garnet Stephens both star ted in Pony Club. BCLM was well-represented at Nationals this year with Junior Women athletes Vida Hemmings (Boundar y Bay), Hadley Jack (Alouet te) and Eliz abeth Lawson (Boundar y Bay), while the Senior Men included William Jack (Alouet te) and the Senior Women included Stephanie Struys (Mt Cheam). William Jack won the Senior Men’s division, his third consecutive title; Eliz abeth Lawson defended her Junior Women’s title and was the overall point winner for the second year in a row. We couldn’t have put on an event of this size without the help of many people. Thank s to BCLM Region of Canadian Pony Club, Horse Council BC , Richmond Rod and Gun Club, Panorama Ridge Riding Club, Pentathlon Canada, TAG Hardware, the horse lenders, the billets, the drivers, the chaperones, and most impor tantly, the athletes who competed at the highest level in a spor t that takes real athletic talent. Riders looking for something new and fun should tr y Tetrathlon. We conduc t run, swim and shoot prac tices once per month. Please contac t Rachael Lawson (thelawsoncrew@ for more information. We would be happy to help answer your questions and get you star ted.

Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association By Mellissa Buckley West Coast Summer Spectacular

LM meetings

By the time this article is printed, our July show will be a fond memory. Stay tuned for the next issue for details on how the show went!

We will be hosting meetings in the fall to strategize LMQHA going forward. We sincerely hope that you will consider coming out and taking part to keep the ball rolling. We need a lot of involvement in order for this organization to be a success.

Shows south of the 49th Just because our circuits are done, doesn't mean there aren't shows to enjoy for the rest of the season! The Region 1 Championship show is August 8-11th in Monroe, WA (which often has LM members in attendance), as well as the Northwest Emerald in early September. The Level 1 Championships West, that was originally scheduled in April but postponed due to an EHV-1 outbreak, has been rescheduled for September 2529th. The entry deadline in August 30th, and is once again at Southpoint Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Thank you A sincere heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors both current and past. Without your generous support, none of what we do would be possible. Thank you also to all the volunteers past and present for your dedication, passion and time to help make LM a great organization. All the personal touches throughout the years weave a colourful tapestry full of wonderful memories and a legacy going forward. Thank you also to our amazing show staff who make our shows such a joy to attend.

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

Vintage Riders Equestrian Club …for the love of horses!

By Simonne Rempel


intage Riders Equestrian Club went on a field trip to the SPCA for our June meeting. We toured the facility and got to see firsthand how they care for the horses there. The club also enjoyed a Working Equitation Clinic with Darcy Henkel and Darrell Roberds. Working Equitation is a new discipline that is getting a lot of attention. It consists of 4 phases: dressage, ease of handling, speed obstacles, and cow work. This clinic was based on ease of handling where the riders needed to maneuver their horse through and over obstacles at different gaits. The clinicians were looking for a relaxed, willing horse that is supple. By the end of the clinic, the participants were achieving this. This was a perfect introduction to this new discipline. Vintage Riders welcome and support each other in all avenues of horsemanship and riding disciplines. Our clinics are a great way to get you and your horse out with Darcy and group others in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. We will break for the summer, as far as meetings go, but we still have scheduled events planned. We are looking forward to Introduction to Drill, a Mountain Trail Ranch Versatility Clinic, and our Summer Social. Our club is a gathering of horse enthusiasts within the Fraser Valley. Anyone over the age of 21 is welcome. We meet every 3rd Tuesday in Fort Langley to enjoy fellowship and a speaker and host a variety of clinics. Find us on Facebook at Vintage Riders Equestrian Club – public, e-mail:

Darrell and group

2019 Upcoming Events: Mountain Trail Ranch Versatility Clinic Intro to Drill Riding Summer Social Ranch Trip Gina Allan Clinic

August 2019


The Back Country Horsemen of BC “Prospecting the Cariboo” Interchapter Weekend


rince George Omineca Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of BC hosted their first provincial event on June 7-9. The Interchapter Ride, “Prospecting the Cariboo,” was held at Triple J Ranch, a private 800-acre trail riding facility between PG and Quesnel. Upwards of 40 members were welcomed with BBQ burgers and fixings around the campfire Friday evening. A used horseshoe craft-making icebreaker and social time followed. S a t u r d a y morning brought some ominous looking weather, but everyone donned their raingear and headed out on the various marked trails to take part in the gold rush themed scavenger hunt. Lots of fun for those who were paying attention – some finds weren’t even on the list! Next on the agenda – lunch! We were able to get a good fire going at the edge of Ahbau Creek, where (thanks to soggy maps and some late signage!) most riders found their way, secured their mounts and enjoyed all the roasted hotdogs they could eat. This was about the time the thunder Volunteer of the year clapped and the skies presented to Rob LaFrance by past president Brian Wallace opened – we got a good shower and many rode back dripping wet. The weather started to clear in the afternoon and by evening all was well – great timing for the presentation of awards to Rob LaFrance of North Cariboo Chapter for their amazing efforts on the Collins Overland Telegraph Trail (COTT) – claiming “Project of

Sunday pancake breakfast

By Verna Houghtaling

Highline demonstration by Rose Schroeder and Linda Buchanan the Year” and “Volunteer of the Year” by past president of Back Country Horsemen BC, Brian Wallace. Winners of the scavenger hunt were announced and presented with prizes as well. Following the awards, participants all contributed to a fabulous potluck spread, complementing the pulled pork provided by the PGO Chapter. Special guests from Quesnel, Sam & Eileen Berry, joined us for dinner, then treated us to some 2-step dance lessons around the fire ring. Sunday morning dawned bright and clear, enhanced with sausage and eggs, pancakes, strawberries, whipped cream, great coffee and more good company. A liberty demonstration was planned but unfortunately the horse was under the weather, so we were very grateful to have Linda Buchanan and Rose Schroeder share their expertise as they covered some practical hi-lining tips with the group – you can always learn something new! The PG-Omineca Chapter would like to take the opportunity to thank all of those who volunteered, donated and participated in making this event such a success. Special thanks to: Centennial Food Services, PG City Church, Four Rivers Co-op, PG Portable Toilets, PG Motors, Sam & Eileen Berry and, of course, the Dillabough sisters of Triple J Ranch!

Lunch break and rest stop at Ahbau Creek

Back Country Horsemen Provincial Executive •

President: Brian Wallace,, 250-569-2324 Vice President: Rose Schroeder,, 604-854-1245 • Vice President: Scott Walker • Vice President: Verna Houghtaling Treasurer: Karen Tanchak, - 250-832-1596 • Secretary: Lisa Galanov,, 250-672-0099 Past President: Ybo Plante,, 250-361-6290

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BC Rodeo Association 2019 BCRA SCHEDULE August 3-4 Whispering Pines, Kamloops August 3-4 Interlakes Rodeo, Roe Lake August 9-11 Chilliwack Fall Fair & Rodeo August 17-18 Redstone Rodeo Alkali Lake Rodeo August 17-18 August 23-24 Smithers Fall Fair & Rodeo August 30 Great West Equipment Wildcard Rodeo Aug 31-Sep 2 BCRA Polaris Championship Finals, Barriere

OUR BCRA 2019 SPONSORS Thank you for your continuing sponsorship for the 2019 season! New 2019 Sponsorship Package available at for partnership opportunities


COMPETITORS… LAST CHANCE TO MAKE IT INTO THE FINALS! The BCRA Great West Equipment Wildcard Rodeo takes place August 30, 2019. Competitors must have competed at 5 first approved rodeos to enter the Wildcard Rodeo. Top placing/score/time in each event that is already not qualified for Finals will receive a buy in to the 2019 BCRA Polaris Finals! CHILLIWACK RODEO – August 9-11 Chilliwack Fall Fair & Rodeo brings you this annual rodeo with lots of rodeo action from bull riding to barrel racing. Watch all the cowboys and cowgirls compete for prize money and year-end standing points. Take in all the great fair events & rodeo and be sure to stay for the entertainment Saturday night. For more info


Grassland Equipment ~ Williams Lake


ESK’ET RODEO, ALKALI LAKE – August 17-18 Brought to you by Esk’et Rodeo Club, Alkali Resource Management Ltd., Ecolink Forest Services Ltd. & Cariboo Aboriginal Forestry Enterprises Ltd; just southwest from Williams Lake on Dog Creek Road. You will love the steak dinner Saturday evening and the famous bannock. Come check out all the great family fun rodeo action in this beautiful part of BC. For more info

Four Rivers Co-operative, Armstrong Regional, Otter Co-operative Assn.


REDSTONE RODEO – August 17-18 Brought to you by the Alexis Creek First Nations. The 5th Annual Jason Coutlee Memorial Mountain Race is held in conjunction with the Redstone Rodeo. This is a famous downhill race that you will want to see, along with trying some of their great bannock. For more info


SMITHERS FALL FAIR & RODEO – August 23-24 Brought to you by the hard-working Smithers Rodeo Club & the Bulkley Valley Exhibition. Lots of action from bull riding, novice bareback and saddle bronc riding to the cute peewee barrel racers, along with cow milking and wild horse racing. Check out the fall fair, along with all the carnival rides too! New this year… is a $10,000 added Bareback Riding on Thursday evening and a BRC Bull Riding on Sunday afternoon. Local entries are Aug 10th from 8am-8pm at 250877-1166. For more info 2019 BCRA POLARIS CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS – August 31–Sept 2 Come watch the BEST OF THE BEST IN BC for the covenant Championship title in 8 major rodeo events & 4 youth events.


West Fraser Trucker’s Association

BRONZE SPONSORS: Gord & Diana Puhallo Marshall Veterinary Clinic COPPER SPONSORS: Diamond 7 Performance Horses

Cache Creek Veterinary

Lil Red Pony

The Horse Barn, Kamloops

Don’t forget to get your BCRA Polaris raffle ticket for your chance to win a Polaris side by side. Draw is Championship Monday of our BCRA Finals on September 2nd.

CHILCOTIN SERIES SPONSORS: PETtanicals Chilcotin Lodge Chilcotin Towing

Colorz HUB BM Clothing Co Western Vogue

BC Rodeo Association, Box 71, 2393 Back Valley Road, Cache Creek BC, V0K 1H0 Phone: 250-457-9997 * Fax: 250-457-6265 * * Office Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 2019 BCRA Board of Directors President: Gord Puhallo 250-394-4034 or 250-267-9647 Vice President: Matt O’Flynn 250-255-7678,

Directors: Ty Lytton 250-396-7710 or 250-706-3580, Tim Terepocki 250-280-7653, Allison Everett 250-296-4778 or 250-305-0167, Denise Swampy 250-392-7153 or 250-305-9109, Aaron Palmer 250-851-6725,

Shaylene Tucker 250-392-6296 or 250-320-0762, Rhoda Petal 250-394-4349 or 250-267-5550, Steve Lloyd 250-925-4669, Carl Hyde 250-963-9381 or 250-612-1237, Kelly Walls 250-267-8865,

August 2019


Clubs & Associations 30 Years of Celebrating Long Ears


members from across Canada and the US

Our low cost membership includes $5 Million and $30,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment. Check out our web site for more information 2/20

CRHRA is a voice for the Recreational Rider.


armstrong enderby riding club  Schooling Shows (Eng/West/Games), Armstrong Fairgrounds, April to Sept. 8/20 11/19

CANADIAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION CanTRA promotes the benefits of therapeutic riding across Canada through awareness, education, and setting standards for therapeutic riding instructor certification, centre accreditation, hippotherapy, and equine-facilitated wellness.


BARRIERE & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB,,, Darcey Woods, President, 250-318-9975 4/20

Contact: • Website:





BC INTERIOR ARABIAN HORSE ASSOC.  Pres: Wally Goertz 250-546-6004 8/19, clinics, Recreational riding programs, Awards/Social Activ. BC INTERIOR MORGAN HORSE CLUB Pres: Tom Nobles 250-838-2228, leetom., Clinics, Pot O Gold Show, Trail Rides, see our FB page 3/20 BC LOWER MAINLAND PONY CLUB For horse lovers ages 6-25; Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, PPG & more! Carol McDonald, 5/20 BC PAINT HORSE CLUB, Open Show & Competition Program, award sponsorships for local clubs, youth scholarship. 12/19




Visit our website for upcoming events






Hosting BCCHA, CCHA & NCHA Shows, Clinics and Youth Events.



BC CARRIAGE DRIVING SOCIETY, Pres: Tina Knott 250-743-9114, Pleasure, Combined, Recreation from Minis to Drafts, 4/20


Certifying equine professionals such as riding coaches & equine facility managers. CHA accredits equine facilities for insurance discounts & publishes educational horsemanship manuals & hosts networking conferences. Visit To find a certified equine professional or accredited site visit

dedicated to promoting the sport of cutting to enthusiasts of all levels See us on acebook & Instagram


CHILLIWACK RIDING CLUB, Drill Team, Horse Shows (Heritage Qualifiers), Gymkhana, Trail Rides, Clinics, Open Ride, Socials, 10/19 Equestrian Canada (EC) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and industry in Canada, with a mandate to represent, promote and advance all equine and equestrian interests. 1-866-282-8395 | |

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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

9/19 6/16

A charitable equine organization funding veterinary colleges and students, and other worthwhile equine causes.

BC QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION, Contact Carolyn Farris, email 6/20

Fraser Valley’s own ‘grassroots’ club



Bob Watson, President 403-378-4323




or e-mail:

BC RODEO ASSOC., Box 71, Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0, Office 250-457-9997,, 10/19 Team Cattle Penning is a race against the clock to have 3 riders pen 3 of 30 numbered head of cattle. Each rider is rated to their current abilities and the three riders on a team make up the maximum allowed number for the division they are riding. Example: a 10 Class is made of a 4-rated rider and two 3-rated riders. The herd is on one end of the arena and the foul line is usually 1/3. DON’T BLOW OUT!! YEE HAW!!


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BOUNDARY HORSE ASSOCIATION (Grand Forks BC), Offering shows, gymkhanas, clinics & more. See us on Facebook, 250-443-3191, 2/20

Interior cutting horse association New cutters always welcome. Lee Poncelet 250-938-2034 7/20 KELOWNA RIDING CLUB, contact and event info. Daily drop-in rates & facility rentals open to all. 3745 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC. 2/20 LANGLEY RIDERS SOCIETY, English/Western, Games, Jumping, Drill Team, Rodeo. 604-530-5981 8/19


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LOWER MAINLAND QUARTER HORSE ASSOC. Pres: Mellissa Buckley,, 10/19

Clubs & Associations North OK therapeutic riding assoc. 250-549-0105 Providing therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities 7/20 OLIVER & DISTRICT RIDING CLUB, Pres: Dawn MacRae 250-689-0156,, Clinics, Summer Show & more, see our FB page 3/20 7/20

100 Mile & District Outriders

7/18 8/19

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

PEACHLAND RIDING CLUB, Pres: Calista Collins,, 250899-0830. Info, Gymkhana dates & events at 4/20

SOUTH CENTRAL QUARTER HORSE ASSOC., Host of April Fuzzy Horse Show and September AQHA Circuit Show, 9/19 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB (Fraser Valley BC), English/Western, lectures, clinics, socials, safe and fun,, on Facebook 2/20 WELLS GRAY RIDERS ASSOCIATION, (Clearwater BC) www.wellsgrayriders. com, find us on Facebook! Gymkhanas, clinics, trails, drill team & more 2/20 WESTERN CANADIAN REINING ASSOC. Amber 250-392-6402, 8/19


WILD ROSE DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION, Barb Stephenson (Secretary) phone 403-933-5765 (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) 4/20

What’s Happening? Let’s Go! 2019 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,


2-4 ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR Open Horse Show & Games Day, Exh. Park, Abbotsford BC, Sara 604-852-6674, 3 CHASE CREEK CATTLE COMPANY, Chase BC, Lori Bewza (25/50) 4 AERC ‘ENGLISH EQUITATION’ CLINIC, Armstrong BC, 6-8 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION, working w/obstacles, confidence-building, Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn Ferster 250-808-0738, 7 LRS 4D Barrel Race, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Jessie 778-246-0068, 7-16 11TH MONGOL DERBY (1000 km race), Mongolia, follow at 9-11 NORTHERN BC RIDE N’ SLIDE, Prince George BC, 9-11 WILD ROSE WELSH & OPEN SHOW, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, Linda King 403-815-8066, 10 108 CTR, 108 Mile House BC, Joanne Macaluso 10-11 BC RANCH Cutting Horse Assoc., DOUBLE HEADER, Cayley Wilson Perf. Horses, 1280 Powerhouse Rd, Abbotsford BC, 10-11 NARCHC SHOW, Cow Palace, Olds AB, 10-11 ROPING CLINIC SUMMER SERIES, Kelowna BC, 10-11 LONG EARS DAY, Stettler Ag Grounds, Stettler AB, 11 VINTAGE RIDERS EQUESTRIAN CLUB Summer Social, Fort Langley BC, 11 AERC OPEN SHOW, 9 am start, Fairgrounds at Armstrong BC, 16-18 CROSS NATIONAL CUP (Working Equitation), High River AB, 17 BDRC GYMKHANA, Barriere BC, Kyra Blackburn 250-214-1924, or on FB 17 LRS Open English & Western Show, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,,

17 TEAM ROPING SUMMER SERIES, Kelowna BC, 17-18 MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE, 8 am, Hanging H Arena, Chilliwack BC, Debbie Hughes 18 GYMKHANA, Smokin True Ranch, Clearwater BC, Michelle 250-256-1800, 19-21 15th ANNUAL EQUITATION SCIENCE CONFERENCE, University of Guelph, Guelph ON, or 21 LRS 4D Barrel Race, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Jessie 778-246-0068, 21-Sep 3 PACIFIC SPIRIT HORSE SHOW (PNE), Vancouver BC, 23-25 BROOKE REMPEL CLINIC, Southwind Ranch, Tappen BC, or 23-25 DR. ANDREW MCLEAN SEMINAR & CLINIC, Kelowna Riding Club, Kelowna BC, Info 24 QUESNEL CANTER, Quesnel BC, Erin Wilde (25/50) 24 INTRO TO RIDING EXTREME COWBOY CHALLENGE w/Dawn Ferster, Merritt BC, Kelly 250-378-1670 24 BREAKAWAY ROPING & TEAM ROPING, Chevallier’s Arena, Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2761,, 24 LRS Games Day, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,, 24-25 MOUNTAIN TRAIL CLINIC w/Debbie Hughes, Prince George BC, Sandra Erickson 250-991-6480 LRS Cowboy Obstacle Challenge, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226, 25, 25 GYMKHANA & BARREL RACE, Peachland BC, Calista 250-899-0830,, 25 FUN DAY, 10 am start, Quarterspot Ranch (covered arena), Lumby BC, please pre-register by calling Cindy 250-547-9277, 26-27 MULTI-DISCIPLINE CLINIC w/Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, Barriere & District Riding Club, Barriere BC, Darcey 250-318-9975, email

August 2019


What's Happening? Let's Go! 28-Sep 1 INTERIOR PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION, Armstrong BC, 31 ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Dawn Ferster, Damarhe Training, Kelowna BC, or 250-808-0738 31 LRS 4D Barrel Race, LRS Arena Langley BC, Jessie 778-246-0068, 31-Sep 1 SUN MEADOWS DRESSAGE,


4-8 SPRUCE MEADOWS ‘MASTERS’, Calgary AB, 7 LCM, West Kelowna BC, Amy Nutt/Heather Bradshaw (12/25/50) 7 CYPRESS HILLS CHILDREN’S WISH RIDE, Reesor Ranch, Maple Creek SK. Join our FB group ‘Cypress Hills Wish Ride’ or email 7-8 BC MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHAMPIONSHIPS, Sagewood Mountain Trail Course, Kamloops BC, Colleen Meyer 7-8 WORKING EQUITATION Fall Fling Show, Olds AB, 7-8 ROPING CLINIC SUMMER SERIES, Kelowna BC, 7-13 CALGARY (Priddis) AB, Learn equine massage! Certification Course, Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, 55+ BC GAMES, ‘Equestrian’ at Kelowna Riding Club, Kelowna BC, 10-14 ALBERTA THOROUGHBRED SALE, Westerner Park, Red Deer AB, 13 403-229-3609, CWHBA NATIONAL TOUR, Stallion Performance Testing for Lifetime approval. 13-19 Olds AB, Jennette Coote, 14 BDRC Buckle Series Horse Show, Judge: Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, Barriere BC, Darcey 250-318-9975, or on FB BCHBC Robson Valley Chapter Poker Ride, McBride BC, 14 Shelly 403-619-3450, LRS Open English & Western Show, LRS Arena Langley BC, 14 Bethany 604-614-8226,, ALL LADIES RODEO & CFB QUALIFIER, The Beach Town Showdown, 14-15 Peachland BC, Sandy 250-718-2761

14-15 CWHBA NATIONAL TOUR, Breeders Show & Stallion Licencing, Saskatoon SK, Charmaine Bergman, 14-20 EDMONTON AB, Learn equine massage! Certification Course, Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, 15 BDRC GYMKHANA, Barriere BC, Kyra Blackburn 250-214-1924, or on FB 15 LRS Open Jumping Show, LRS Arena, Langley BC, Bethany 604-614-8226,, 15 AERC ‘OVERALL CLASSES’ CLINIC, Armstrong BC, 15-16 MULTI-DISCIPLINE CLINIC w/Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, Barriere & District Riding Club, Barriere BC, Darcey 250-318-9975, email 16 CWHBA NATIONAL TOUR, Stallion Licencing, National Mare Inspection & Riding Horse Test, Olds AB, Jennette Coote, 17-19 ARENA TO TRAIL TRANSITION, working w/obstacles, confidence-building, Timber Ridge Trails, Lumby BC, Dawn Ferster 250-808-0738, 20-21 BHA DRESSAGE CLINIC w/Lillian Evaniew-Phelan, Grand Forks BC, Madalene 250-443-3191, 20-21 COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE, Trapping Creek, Carmi BC, Myrna 250-317-8347,, BEGINNER HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Dawn Ferster, Damarhe Training, 21 Kelowna BC, or 250-808-0738 TEAM ROPING SUMMER SERIES, Kelowna BC, 21 CWHBA NATIONAL TOUR, Breeders Show, Mare Inspections, Foal Futurities, 21 Open Foal Class & more. Red Deer AB, Sheri Cameron, CARIBOO TRAILS DRIVING TRIALS, 70 Mile House BC, 21-22, 250-456-7404 KAMLOOPS BC, Learn equine massage! Certification Course, 21-27 Sidonia McIntyre, RMT, CEMT, CCF, ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC w/Dawn Ferster, Damarhe Training, 22 Kelowna BC, or 250-808-0738

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Rural Roots more Listings on Next Page HORSE BREEDERS, TRAINERS, TRAIL RIDERS! Total privacy, shade trees and views. Unlimited trail riding, with access to three lakes and fishing. Eleven acres with irrigated pastures, and a 5 stall barn (3 convert to foaling stalls) with loft for 15 tons of hay. Stalls, fenced paddocks, and run-in shelters. Insulated tack room, feed room, wash rack, geothermal automatic waterers, frost-free hydrants in fields and barn. 90’x100’ sand riding arena, 62’ solid wall round pen. Bull pen with loading chute. Custom built home. Three bay equipment shed. 108 Patten Road, Oliver BC $899,000 MLS® 178185 - 178186 BETH GARRISH 250-498-9867 Email: Royal LePage South Country, Oliver BC

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IDEAL FOR THE HORSE AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST Panoramic mountain and valley views are the highlight of this well-appointed executive home on 18+ acres. Endless local trails and lakes for hiking or riding are right outside your gate. The home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 dens, an office, and an exercise and storage room. Lower level has a separate suite. Beautifully landscaped grounds which are served by automatic irrigation. Three horse shelters, paddocks, hay storage, tack room, fenced pasture and a 90’x35’ equipment shed. 3566 Willowbrook Road, Oliver BC $1,299,000 MLS® 176670/176671 BETH GARRISH 250-498-9867 Email: Royal LePage South Country, Oliver BC

Rural Roots

8.92 ACRE HOBBY FARM Located in the heart of the Robson Valley, this 2,828 sq. ft. home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living room, farm-style kitchen, a home office, and flex room that is currently used for dog grooming, along with a walkout basement, two covered decks and cold room storage. Suitable for horses, the property is fenced and x-fenced and has a 31’x41’ barn with 2 box stalls and hay storage. There’s also an 18’x32’ garage, fenced garden, chicken coop and playhouse. This is an affordable property in a great rural community in the Rockies. 6652 Read Road, Dunster BC $359,000 MLS® #R2348791 SHELLY BATTENSBY 250-566-1086 RE/MAX Centre City Realty

LAKEVIEW ESTATE SITUATED ON 4.2 ACRES A 3,889 sq. ft. 4 bed/4 bath Rancher built by Douglas Lake Custom Homes, pristine inside as out, with horse stables that mirror the quality and finish of the home. The home is designed for entertaining. A gourmet kitchen complete with huge central island, granite countertops, 5 burner gas range, double ovens, wine fridge, built-in microwave and a huge walk-through butler’s pantry. The great room is designed for outstanding views. The main level master suite features serene views, a huge walk-in closet, and an exquisite 5 pc. ensuite. The yard is as immaculate as the home itself. 870 sq. ft. custom horse barn with meadows, paddocks and a riding ring. Property backs onto Priest Creek (Crown Land) giving horseback riders, mountain bikers and hikers access to the endless trails at Myra Canyon Provincial Park. 4531 Gaspardone Road, Kelowna BC $1,499,000 MLS® 10157996

AMAZING 6.84 ACRE LANDSCAPED PROPERTY Spacious and well-maintained 2,800 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with attached double garage and single carport. Two main barns; one with 7 oversized in/out stalls (30’x68’), the second barn (64’x34’) offers easy access for hay storage, heated tack room and workshop areas. There is also a 4 box-stall shed row building, and a 12’5”x20’ storage cabin. The property has board and barbed wire perimeter and x-fencing. Acres of pasture, an arena area, and a 2 acre Mountain Trail equine park complete with trestle and suspension bridges. 63405 Yale Road, Hope BC $1,175,000 MLS® #R2380617 DAVID RADMORE, PREC • 604-869-2945 / 1-800-446-5686 Re/Max Nyda Hope BC •

5 ACRES JUST OUTSIDE PEMBERTON BC Beautiful executive home, separate rental/caretaker suite and deluxe 3 stall barn with hay loft, all just minutes from Pemberton. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac within the Owl Ridge Estates subdivision. All aspects of the property have been meticulously maintained. SWEET!! 1928 Sweetwater Lane, Pemberton BC $1,449,900 MLS® R2385969 FRANK INGHAM 604-230-8167 Royal LePage/Sussex Realty, West Vancouver BC

Realtors! Ads starting at $85 or less See page 4 for contact info 80 ACRES IN A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY Within 10 minutes from Lumby, this spacious, well-maintained and updated 4 bedroom home offers two separate addresses and a great business opportunity. This 80 acre parcel provides consistent and prized hay production with 39.5 acres in alfalfa/grass blend and 35 acres in grass. 2018 “per yield” production was approximately 465 rounds and 2000 squares (2 cuts in 2018). Fenced with sheds and paddocks, 50’x148’ hay storage, and barn with tack room. This also makes for a great horse property with riding available just off the property. Exceptional water quality. 1040 Mabel Lake Road, Lumby BC $1,295,000 MLS® 10181266

KEITH WATTS • 250-864-4241 • RE/MAX Kelowna • E-mail: Visit and

AROSA RANCH ON 160 ACRES Custom built log home with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Currently operating as a B&B with a campground, 9 RV sites (serviced) and a duplex cabin. Horse stables and pasture. Incredible mountain and valley views. 6760 Highway 3, Osoyoos BC $1,395,000 MLS® 177502 - 177504

4.9 ACRE HOBBY FARM Charming Country home with a fabulous view of the valley. Loads of mountain trails from this property. Two horse paddocks and tack room, 24’x36’ work shop, large deck for entertaining, 2 fish ponds, landscaping. Plenty of room to expand. 19837 Kruger Mountain Road, Osoyoos BC $489,000 MLS® 179254

ALLAN TAYLOR 250-498-9886 or 250-495-3873 • RE/MAX Realty Solutions, Osoyoos BC •

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Rural Roots

RURAL 16.3 ACRE PROPERTY WITH 2 HOMES Main home is 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with large open kitchen/ living/dining area. Home heated with 2 efficient pellet stoves backed up with electric baseboards. Second home is 864 sq. ft. 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom cottage, great for extended family or guests. Additional outbuildings include 24’x34’ garage/shop and 24’x34’ hay shed. Land is divided into 3 main pastures currently used for grazing horses. Shallow well with an abundance of water. A pond on the property has a water license for irrigation. 577 Highway 6, Cherryville BC $650,000 MLS® #10186076

8.29 ACRE EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY Three bedroom and 3 bathroom home with great valley views off the full length deck overlooking the property and beyond. Level entry home with bright kitchen and open dining and living areas. The home is heated with in-floor electric boiler heat and freestanding wood stove. Riding arena with excellent sand base and rail fenced paddocks, stable with 2 box stalls, 14’x24’ workshop, hay storage, and several horse shelters. Good water supply from shallow well. Balance of property has open and treed areas, plenty of room for equipment storage or additional buildings. 2086 Yankee Flats Road, Salmon Arm BC $679,900 MLS® #10185154

9.05 ACRES MINUTES FROM ARMSTRONG Three bedroom and 2 bathroom log house with a fully finished walkout basement. Gorgeous floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Two smaller pastures with one large pasture. Fenced and x-fenced, mature shade trees for privacy surround the house and both sides of the deck. New hot water tank in 2017. Hay shed built in 2014 measures 24’x36’x10’ high. Scenic pond with a second well next to it. Five stall horse barn with hay loft and tack stall with direct pasture turnout. Property fronts on Wyatt Road and Knob Hill Road. 45’x23’ log shop/storage area with power. 4294 Wyatt Road, Armstrong BC $625,000 MLS® #10183069



GREAT LITTLE PROPERTY ON 5 ACRES Completely updated 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home with shop. Home features Larch flooring, open design with gas fireplace and stone surround in the living room. There is direct access to a covered deck off the dining room to enjoy the nice views and private space of the back yard. Finished basement has a large family room with wood stove, and a 4th bedroom with a 3-piece bath. Home has an updated high efficiency gas furnace along with central A/C. The 30’x40’ insulated shop with has a 2-piece bathroom, a 12’ ceiling and two 10’ rollup doors. 1941 Rosedale East Road, Armstrong BC $900,000 MLS® #10182975

RURAL 9.68 ACRE IRRIGATED FARM Well-maintained 5 bedroom, 3 full bathroom home with updated kitchen, flooring, high efficiency gas furnace and full walkout basement. Yard is nicely landscaped with flowerbeds, fruit trees, stamped concrete patio and firepit. Enjoy the wrap-around deck with sitting area under beautiful Maple and Cherry trees. Outbuildings include 22’x28’ detached double garage, 40’x62’ metal clad building containing both a shop and feed storage. Approximately 5 acres are cultivated and irrigated from an estimated 150 GPM well with submersible pump and buried mainline. Minutes to Armstrong. 4289 Salmon River Road, Armstrong BC $895,000 MLS® #10184325

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Personal Real Estate Corporation Farm, Ranch, Residential Cell: 250-308-0938 / Office: 250-545-5371 Facebook Pat Duggan Personal Real Estate Corporation Royal LePage • Vernon BC

CEDAR HILL RANCH 39+ ACRES Amazing horse property with everything the equestrian lover needs. 72’x52’ barn with four 10’x12’ stalls, 2 hydrants, a huge workshop and separate leather working shop or? Eight frost-free hydrants, 6 pens, 60’ round pen, 135’x200’ arena and pasture areas. The 1,500+ sq. ft. home has 1,400 sq. ft. of stamped concrete decking and a view that will take your breath away. Fenced and x-fenced. Variety of fruit trees and berry bushes. Gravity fed water, with water rights on both Culling Brook and Melody Pond. The 1 bedroom rental cabin has its own fenced yard and a great long-term tenant. 4701 Cedar Hill Road, Falkland BC $898,000 MLS® #10161585

15.9 ACRE HOBBY FARM Older 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom home with some kitchen updates. Full unfinished basement framed in for 2 extra bedrooms and a family room. Heat is provided by propane forced air furnace backed up by a WETT certified wood stove. Great 40’x60’ Quonset shop with hydro and older frame barn. Good perimeter and x-fencing divided into 4 paddocks. Owners currently raising sheep and goats. Good reliable water supply from a shared private system. Quick commute to town from this attractive rural property. 203 Enderby Grindrod Road, Enderby BC $649,000 MLS® #10180402

EXECUTIVE PROPERTY ON 17.39 ACRES IRRIGATED The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom completely manicured home and yards make this the perfect property for the discerning buyer. Main floor is finished with low maintenance high gloss concrete with in-floor geothermal heating & A/C. Kitchen boasts a large island finished with solid Quartz, custom Birch wood cabinets and a walk-in pantry. All bedrooms are on the ground floor with the master bedroom featuring a full ensuite bath, walk-in closet and direct access to the wrap around covered deck. The top floor is a 30’x30’ family room with a 2-piece bathroom, and plenty of room for entertaining or family events. 152 Salmon River Road, Salmon Arm BC $1,299,000 MLS® #10152560

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BOARDING FACILITIES / RETIREMENT / REHAB JJ’S PLACE (Coombs BC) 250-248-4050 Self, semi, or Full boarding for injured, ageing, retired, or casual pleasure horse. Also on Facebook



LAKOTA AGRIPLEX Dawson Creek BC, 100’x200’ indoor arena, outdoor arena, 50’ round pen. Rental inquiries to Caretaker 250-782-1445, 2/20

SILVERADO HORSE CENTER Boarding  Clinics  Lessons  Training Located north of Cochrane AB, at 274254 Range Road 40 Madden AB (GPS coordinates) 9/19


TURNING POINT RANCH (Pritchard BC) 250-577-3526. Full care, rest, rehab, retirement, geriatric. or see us on Facebook 5/20

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DEAD STOCK REMOVAL THE BLUE GOOSE CATTLE CO. (Okanagan/Shuswap) 250-309-0629, Providing prompt dead stock removal service when the decision has to be made. 2/20



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FAWNDALE FARMS (Thompson/Okanagan area) Farm & Residential Fencing. Lance Savage 250-260-0848, 10/19

FERRIS FENCING “PastureLine” 4mm : “No Wire” Polymer : Complete ElectricSystems HorseRail products : No-Climb & Diamond Mesh

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RT LEATHER (Kamloops) 250-574-6838. Saddle & Tack Repairs (English & Western), Custom Leatherwork, 4/20

MARION WEISSKOPFF (Princeton BC) Clinics & Horse Training, Working Equitation, Classical & Cowboy Dressage, Wilderness Trail. 7/20 SANDY LANG HORSEMANSHIP (Abbotsford BC) 604-850-1243 Foundation Specialist, Natural Horsemanship, 7/20

TACK/CLOTHING SHOPS DIAMOND H TACK INC. (Kelowna BC) 877-762-5631 English & Western Saddlery, Clothes, Farrier, Feed, Blanket & Leather Repairs 8/20 WWW.THETRADINGPOSTFEEDANDTACK.COM (Nanaimo) 250-245-2115 English/Western Tack & Apparel, Feeds & Hay, Portable Fencing 3/20



ACCORD VETERINARY SERVICES (Kamloops & area) 250-314-6566. Dr. Marlin Mason, Mobile Equine/Bovine Vet Services, 8/19

PETERSEN TRAILERS LTD. (Langley) 604-533-4209 Service and Repairs. All makes. 5/20

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

TRANS NATIONAL TRAILER INC. (1645 Eagle Rock Rd., Armstrong BC) 250-308-8980, RVs to Horse Trailers. Your Trailer Parts Superstore! 7/20

DAWSON CREEK VETERINARY CLINIC 250-782-1080. Equine Reproduction, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Digital X-Ray and more. 10/19

TRAILER SAles CUMMINGS TRAILER SALES & RENTALS (Abbotsford) 1-877-856-1988 Horse, Stock, Flatdeck, Utility, Dump, Cargo and Pre-owned, 9/19 KITT EQUIPMENT TRAILER SALES, (Chilliwack & Aldergrove), 1-877-823-7199, Horse ~ Stock ~ Utility ~ Dump ~ Flatdecks, 2/20

BIRGIT STUTZ, Irwin Insights Master Level 4 Cert. Trainer, www.fallingstarranch. ca, Training/lessons/clinics/student programs, Dunster BC, 250-968-6801 8/20 BRUCE EMLYN HORSEMANSHIp (BC), Connecting with the Mind of Every Horse; clinics and private schooling 8/19


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WALES EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-258-2299 Drs. Alex Wales and Dr. Susan Wales, 7/20

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INTERIOR VETERINARY HEALTH SERVICES (Okanagan) 250-769-4217, Mobile Equine, Brytann Youngberg DVM, VSMT, College of Animal Chiropractors 7/20

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

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

Old Baldy Ranch (Dawson Creek) 250-843-7337 SS: Breeding AQHA/NFQH Grullo & Blue Roan, 12/19

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