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SATURDAY 8 A.M. Classes 1-4 MUST be registered by 7:30 AM 1. Halter Geldings/Stallions 3 yrs. & Over 2. Halter Mares 3 & Over at Halter 3. Halter 2 yr. Olds & Under at Halter Grand & Reserve Halter 4. Color Class-for colored breeds only 5. Lunge Line 2 Yr Olds & Under 6. Showmanship Pee Wee Walk 11 & Under 7. Showmanship Lead Line 7 & Under 8. Showmanship Jackpot 9. Showmanship Walk/Trot 19 & Over 10. Showmanship Walk/Trot 14-18 11. Showmanship Walk/Trot 13 & Under 12. Showmanship Green Rider-1st Year Canter/Lope 13. Showmanship 40 & Over 14. Showmanship 19-39 15. Showmanship 14-18 16. Showmanship 13 & Under 17. Hands Free Showmanship-Open 18. English Pleasure Jackpot 19. English Pleasure-SR HORSE 6 & OVER 20. English Pleasure W/T 19 & Over 21. English Pleasure W/T 14-18 22. English Pleasure W/T 13 & under 23. English Pleasure Green Rider-1st Year Canter 24. English Pleasure-JR HORSE 5 & UNDER 25. English Pleasure 40 & Over 26. English Pleasure 19-39 27. English Pleasure 14-18 28. English Pleasure 13 & Under 29. English Equitation W/T 19 & Over 30. English Equitation W/T 14-18 31. English Equitation W/T 13 & under 32. English Equitation Green Rider-1st Year Canter 33. English Equitation Jackpot-Pattern Only 34. English Equitation 40 & Over 35. English Equitation 19-39 36. English Equitation 14-18 37. English Equitation 13 & Under 38. English Discipline Rail Walk/Trot/Canter-Open 39. English Ideal-Walk/Trot/Canter-Open 40. Hunter Hack 41. Trail In Hand-Open *horse ineligible for other trail classes* 42. Trail Walk/Trot 19 & Over 43. Trail Walk/Trot 14-18 44. Trail Walk/Trot 13 & Under 45. Trail Green Rider-1st Year Loper 46. Walk/Trot Bareback 13 & Under 47. Walk/Trot Bareback 14 & Over 48. Bareback W/T/C-Open

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SUNDAY 8 A.M. Dressage to run from 8-11 a.m. in separate arena. Entries for classes 49-53 MUST be registered by 7:30 a.m. and will be assigned ride times. 49. Intro B Walk/Trot Only 50. Intro C Walk/Trot/Canter Only 51. Training Level Test One 52. Training Level Test Two 53. Training Level Test Three Class #55 will start at 8:30 a.m. SHARP in main arena 54. Trail Pee Wee Walk 11 & Under 55. Trail Lead Line 7 & Under 56. Lead Line 7 & Under 57. Pee Wee Walk 11 & Under 58. Trail 19 & Over 59. Trail 14-18 60. Trail 13 & Under 61. Novice Horse Walk/Trot Pleasure-English or Western 62. Western Pleasure Jackpot 63. Western Pleasure-SR HORSE 6 & OVER 64. Western Pleasure Walk//Trot 19 & Over 65. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 14-18 66. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 13 & Under 67. Western Pleasure GreenRider-1st Year Loper 68. Western Pleasure-JR HORSE 5 & UNDER 69. Western Pleasure 40 & Over 70. Western Pleasure 19-39 71. Western Pleasure 14-18 72. Western Pleasure 13 & Under 73. Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 19 & Over 74. Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 14-18 75. Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 13 & under 76. Western Horsemanship Green Rider=1st Year Loper 77. Western Horsemanship Jackpot-Pattern 78. Western Horsemanship 40 & Over 79. Western Horsemanship 19-39 80. Western Horsemanship 14-18 81. Western Horsemanship 13 & Under 82. Western Discipline Rail-Walk/Jog/Lope-Open 83. Western Ideal-Walk/Jog/Lope-Open 84. Western Riding-Open 85. Western Reining-Open


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The EMHA welcomes everyone, every breed and every discipline! We have a friendly, family atmosphere and you do not need to be a member to show. We offer great year end awards for our members an have been an association for over 50 years. All Shows Are Open Shows * You Do Not Need To Be A Member To Show ALL SHOWS BEGIN AT 8:00 AM • SPEED CLASSES CANNOT START BEFORE 1:00 PM May 19th - Houstons, 4977 King Rd., Marine City (Just off Meisner Rd., East of Wadhams). June 2nd - Camp Rotary on 29 Mile Rd. between North Ave. & Romeo Plank. June 9th - Blue Ribbon, 6600 Meisner Rd. between Palms and Indian Trail (Wadhams). June 16th - Armada Fairgrounds - Membership Show (Members must have sponsors turned in no later than the June 9th show). Accessible from Lowe Plank, 72480 Fair St., in Armada. June 23rd - Rattle Run Farms, 7103 Gratiot, on the corner of Gratiot and Rattle Run. June 30th - Imlay City Fairgrounds, M-53, one mile North of I-69. July 14th - Armada Fairgrounds - Membership Show. Accessible from Lowe Plank, 72480 Fair St., in Armada. August 25th - Blue Ribbon, 6600 Meisner Rd. between Palms and Indian Trail (Wadhams).

All EMHA shows are APHA - PAC & Pinto-OCAP APPROVED! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Western Halter Mares - Open Western Halter Geldings/ Stallions - Open Pee Wee Showmanship - 1 thru 12 (Class 9 & 10 participants only) Showmanship Sweepstakes - $$$ Fitting & Showing - 13 & Under Fitting & Showing - 14-19 Fitting & Showing - 20 & Over English Halter - Open 15 MINUTE TACK CHANGE Walk Trot - ** 1 thru 12 Lead Line - ** 1 thru 7 Walk Trot - ** 13 & Over- Novice Rider Walk Trot - ** Novice Horse (horse not to be ridden in any other class) 30 MINUTE TACK CHANGE English Equitation - 13 & Under English Equitation - 14-19 English Equitation - 20 & Over English Pleasure Sweepstakes - $$$ English Pleasure - 13 & Under English Pleasure - 14-19 English Pleasure - 20 & Over 30 MINUTE TACK CHANGE Western Horsemanship - 13 & Under Western Horsemanship - 14-19 Western Horsemanship - 20 & Over Western Pleasure Sweepstakes- $$$

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Western Pleasure - 13 & Under Western Pleasure - 14-19 Western Pleasure - 20 & Over Reining - Open 30 MINUTE LUNCH/SPEED SET UP Pole Bending - 13 & Under Pole Bending - 14-19 Pole Bending - 20 & Over Barrel Bending - 13 & Under Barrel Bending - 14- 19 Barrel Bending - 20 & Over Cloverleaf Sweepstakes - $$$ Cloverleaf - 13 & Under Cloverleaf - 14- 19 Cloverleaf - 20 & Over Indiana Flags - 13 & Under Indiana Flags - 14-19 Indiana Flags - 20 & Over Down & Back - 13 & Under Down & Back - 14-19 Down & Back - 20 & Over Speed & Action - 13 & Under Speed & Action - 14-19 Speed & Action - 20 & Over Keyhole - 13 & Under Keyhole - 14-19 Keyhole - 20 & Over


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Classes $6.00, Sweepstakes $10.00 There is a $3.00 per horse/rider office fee due at each show and is paid upon entry of classes. A current 2013 Negative Coggins is required for each horse. Failure to show a current Coggins results in leaving the premises. Please be prepared to show a birth certificate for riders 15 & Under. Speed Classes offers 70% payback, 1st3rd. No trophies awarded. Ribbons awarded 1st- 6th. Sweepstakes offers 50% payback to the 1st place winner only. No trophy or ribbons awarded. Riders 18 & Under must wear a helmet in Speed classes. You do not have to be a member to show. It is easy to become a member! We offer great year end awards. Ask about a membership at the registration booth.


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MI HORSE EXPO A SUCCESS! A Big Thank You to all our Exhibitors, Participants & Attendees! Thank you to all the vendors and exhibitors that made the 2013 MHC Michigan Horse Expo such a success. What a wonderful 30th Anniversary celebration we had! We hope you enjoyed it as well. Once again we are happy to report that many vendors reported excellent, if not record, sales again this year. Considering our economy, we feel this is outstanding. We know that people plan many major purchases at the Expo each year, and we certainly are happy to see our vendors do so well. As usual, we were completely sold out on available vendor space, and even were able to fill some last minute cancellations! Many compliments were received on our new programs this year, especially the Ranch Rodeo on Sunday afternoon. Plans are to have up to six teams participating in the 2014 Michigan Horse Expo Ranch Rodeo. Team and overall sponsorships will be available, as well as sponsorships for the Friday evening Michigan High School Rodeo. Contact the MHC if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor next year! We want to say a special thank you to all the exhibitors who contributed and/or assisted with our School and Scout programs on Friday. These programs have been growing, and are becoming a vital part of each Expo. Remember to mark your calendars for the 2014 Michigan Horse Expo, March 7, 8 and 9. Again, thank you for your participation... and we hope the Michigan Horse Expo was a success for you!

NEW PONY CLUBS IN 2013 The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. is pleased to welcome three new Pony Clubs in 2013. Members of the following clubs can now enjoy Pony Club activities: • Pierport Pony Club in the Great Lakes Region; Mary Fleishman, DC from Leland, MI. • Crystal Coast Pony Club in the Carolina Region; Erin Richard, DC from Stella, NC. • Northwest Arkansas Pony Club in the Midwest Region; Michael Munson, DC from Rogers, AR. Pony Club promotes teamwork, a sense of responsibility, safety, self-confidence and leadership, while teaching members riding and the care of horses. Members build upon their horsemanship by progressing through the Standards of Proficiencies and earning certifications as each level requires an increased depth of knowledge and skill. There are opportunities to compete through events such as Rallies and Championships, and to create friendships and skills that last a lifetime. The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 10,000 Pony Club members throughout the country. Many of the nation's top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. For more information, visit them online at Facebook or

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MASH SHOWS JOIN FIGHT Michigan Association of Speed Horses (MASH) is preparing for their most unique year in the 17 years of running completive gymkhana riding. They have teamed up with the American Cancer Society to hold competitive shows to raise money for the “Cause.” They are also offering two Trail Riding Competitions for Autism. What is Autism? Research is now looking into that question, where in the past it was just considered a brain disorder, the information available is constantly changing. One out of 50 children is in America Autistic. It is a complex disorder with many forms and causes, i n c l u d i n g g e n e f a c t o r, environmental, reactions to food and brain development. There are four times more cases now reported than in the past. There are so many variations (spectrums) of this disorder that they now have classifications 110. It is the less funded disorder probably because it is the most misunderstood. For more info, visit The Cancer movement has made great improvements in millions of people's lives. There is not a rider out there that has not been touched by the disease whether it is a friend, a family member or themselves. As with Autism, there are many forms and some are more deadly than others. It affects all ages and is heartbreaking for anyone who has it or has family members going through it. MASH wants to “Run for the Cause” and help the American Cancer Foundation help people overcome this disease. They are doing a good job now let us help them make it a GREAT job. (22)

The MASH Speed Shows have three age divisions, nine events and two novice events. They run the following events: Keg Bending, Pole Bending, Speed and Action, Keyhole, Cloverleaf, Flags and Down and Back. Also offered are the team classes, to promote friendship and teamwork, such as Two Man Relay, Tag Team, and Rescue Race. These team events are open age and designed to promote meeting new people and family involvement. Year end awards will be given to the high point winners of each division and the reserve winners. T h e C o m p e t i t i v e Tr a i l Competition will be offered twice this summer and once in the fall. There will be ten stations of rating held on the trails of Elba Equestrian Center in the morning prior to the Speed Show. In the event of a tie score, time and one station will be a decision factor. All entry fees are part of the fund raising. 20% of profit goes to the organizations, riders may use their entry fees towards tax deductions. Our website is being updated April 1st to show details of all mentioned events. Visit michiganassociationofspeedhor Event Locations: Elba Equestrian Ctr. North Elba Rd. off of I-69 between Davision and Lapeer MI Speed Show Dates: May 12, 26; June 16, 30; July 14, 28. Registration starts at noon, show at 1:00. Trail Dates: June 30th and July 28 t h registration starts at 8:00am, competition at 8:30. All completion will be done by noon so entries will be limited. Affordable Photography will be on hand to photograph speed riders and have photos available for online purchase. They are donating a small poster size collage of action shots of the year-end winners. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs MASH News, Continued We are looking for volunteers to assist in the trail competitions and looking for sponsors to donate gift certificates to their business, or prizes, to daily winners of shows. All donations will be listed on the showbill and signs made on sponsor row, visible as riders enter the complex. For more info, call Vicki 810656-6122 or visit the website: http://michiganassociationofsp

2013 MHC SCHOLARSHIPS Each year the Michigan Horse Council awards scholarships to three members. These scholarships may be awarded to high school seniors or any other member pursuing a degree in any field of study. These scholarships are not limited to high school seniors, but students already in college, or those who are going back to school later may also apply. The Michigan Horse Council member scholarship is in the amount of $1000. The application for the 2014 member scholarship can be found on the MHC website, after April 1st, 2013, at The 2013 Michigan Horse Council member scholarship recipients are as follows: Cassey Glumm: Cassey is a senior at Hastings High School. Next year, she will be attending Michigan State University to major in Animal Science and then plans to pursue vet school to be a large animal veterinarian. Lara Stephens-Brown: Lara Stephens-Brown is a second-year Honors student from Skandia in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan pursuing a dual degree in Biochemistry &

Molecular Biology and Animal Science at Michigan State University. She plans to go to veterinary school for equine/ large animal medicine. Theresa Schmidt: Theresa Schmid is currently a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory in Pontiac, Michigan. Though Theresa has not yet made her final decision for where she is going to college, she plans to study international relations. Michigan Horse Council also awards two scholarships, $500 each, to MIHA members. These scholarships are selected by the MIHA board, and the 2013 recipients are: Kira Brown: Kira is a student at Rockford High School. Her future plans include attending Lawrence Technological University - Biomedical Engineering Amanda Longhi: Amanda is a senior at Fowlerville High School. She plans on attending Eastern Michigan University's Honors College, hoping to pursue a career in psychology or music performance. MHC also presented two Scholarships at the State 4-H Horse Show each year. The 2012 recipients of these two $500 scholarships are: Tyler Britten: Tyler will be attending Lansing Community College through Laingsburg High school for his senior year taking heavy equipment repair and operator. Samantha Wilczewski: Samantha plans on attending either Michigan Tech or Michigan State University in the field of Chemical Engineering. Also receiving Michigan Horse Council Scholarships are: The 2013 recipient of the MHC/MSU Horse Management Scholarship Paige Bittner. Paige is from Hudsonville, Michigan. She has excelled in her program thus far and looks forward to being a lifelong "difference maker" in the

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horse industry. The 2013 recipient of the MHC MSU Bachelor Degree program Scholarship is Zach Dieffenbach. Zach is a senior currently attending Michigan State University as an undergraduate student in Animal Science with a focus in Veterinary Medicine. Michigan Horse Council also presents one more MSU Scholarship, this to a veterinary medicine student, who has a focus on equine practice. At this time the 2013 recipient of this program is not available. Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients. We look forward to your continued and future involvement in the Michigan horse industry.

MI NATIVE JOINS AHC STAFF R.J. Layher has recently joined the American Horse Council as the Director of Health and Regulatory Affairs. His responsibilities will include equine health issues, welfare issues, and state, federal and international requirements regarding the movement of horses. He will be the principal AHC contact to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “It's great to be part of an organization that understands the importance horses play in our country. I look forward to advocating on behalf of the horse industry to preserve this robust and dynamic facet of the agricultural economy that it is today,” Layher said. Mr. Layher grew up on a family farm in Southeast Michigan and graduated from Hillsdale College in 2010 with a degree in Political Economy. Before coming to Washington, he managed a Michigan State House campaign and spent time in Oklahoma, (23)

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EQUINE AFFAIRE, APRIL 11-14 Equine Affaire, the premier equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus on April 11th-14th. The event's exceptional program will include an unparalleled schedule of educational clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by nationally and internationally recognized trainers, clinicians, competitors, and coaches featuring multiple disciplines! More than 450 of the nation's finest equine-related retailers and manufacturers will fill four buildings at the Ohio Expo Center, creating the largest equine-related trade show in North America. Other highlights of the 2013 Equine Affaire will include an extensive Breed Pavilion and Horse & Farm Exhibits area; a fun and informative Youth Pavilion; and the fabulous Versatile Horse & Rider Competition. New in 2013: the Marketplace at Equine Affaire—a huge consignment shop in the Bricker Annex featuring quality tack, apparel, and equine equipment. Visit for full event information, ticket prices, parking, and more! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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FEES Regular class fee $5.00 Sweepstakes classes $10.00 (must have 6 to run) Member Blanket Fee $100.00 (includes regular classes & 1 stall) Weekend High Point $5.00 Secretary Fee $5.00 per day-per each rider/horse entry Horse Stall $40.00 flat fee (1 day or weekend) Tack Stall $25.00 flat fee (1 day or weekend) Camping fee $25.00 per day/$45.00 weekend Membership fee: Family $45, Adult $30, Youth $25 SWEEPSTAKES classes are 100% payback – placing 1st thru 4th 1st=40%, 2nd=30%, 3rd=20% & 4th=10%- LMHA to add $25.00 to 1st place • Hands Free Showmanship: must have lead rope around horse’s neck • Fees are subject to change without notification • Age of rider as of 01/01/13 - Age of horse as of 12/31/13 • Only ONE horse/rider combination per entry & back number. • Absolutely no refunds on dropped classes due to early pullout • Blanket fees are for members only & weekends only • Showing out of trailer allowed May, June & July show weekends only • Stallions welcome, handler/exhibitor must be 18 or over. • Shavings available by: Crestview Tack 517-676-3410 • Food Vendor will be on the grounds. NOTES: LMHA reserves the right to cancel shows or classes at any time for any reason. IMPORTANT: absolutely no arrivals before 2:00pm on Friday of show weekend, no exceptions! SHOW INFO: Contact Karol 517-719-2329 OR Leona 517-673-4688 or STALL RESERVATIONS: to reserve in advance refer to our website & follow instructions, - For questions call Kathy 586-484-5521. Stall reservation deadline is Wednesday before the show weekend. NOTE: we cannot guarantee group stalling if not reserved in advance! IMPORTANT: stall reservations require a credit card or check. If unable to attend PLEASE call 24 hours before the Friday of the show weekend to cancel your stall. We reserve the right to charge your credit card or cash your check if stall not canceled in advance. To cancel stalls call: 586-484-5521, 517-719-2329 or 517-673-4688 ** WALK & W/T not eligible for any other riding class including LEAD LINE *** LEAD LINE not eligible for any other riding class including WALK & W/T All shows at INGHAM COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 700 E Ash St, Mason MI JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL WARNING: Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act an Equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an Equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the Equine Activity. L.M.H.A. and or individuals assisting at these shows will not be individually or collectively responsible for any loss, damage, injury to any person, horse or property in connection with this show.






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June 22 - OPEN SHOW - 9 a.m. Boots & Bridle 4-H Club Judge: Kim Krawczak Contact: Amy Kotsch 989 683 3271 July 6 - OPEN SHOW - 9 a.m. Thumb Area Kids & Critters 4-H Club Judge: TBD Contact: Jackie Diedrich (989) 302-0191

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July 7 - OPEN SHOW - 9 a.m. Tuscola County Mounted Division Judge: Kim Worthington Contact: Heather Harp (989) 871-2027

Thursday Family Agricultural Day! $8 per person with paid admission of 4 or more! And Seniors are FREE!

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Open Shows in Tuscola County are offered for any open rider to participate with many age groups, class offerings and awesome awards. Most shows are run by local clubs or leaders as fundraisers for our county. Our show grounds offer a limited number of box stalls, tie stalls, bathrooms w/showers, and plenty of parking. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS As this is being written, the MHC Horse Expo has just been held, and BTRA was there in force. For years we've hosted an exhibition table in the Trails Room and when early March was on the horizon, our annual excitement over this event began to build. Everyone in the Michigan equestrian community agrees that this is the biggest event of the year. The numerous booths and tables representing clubs and organizations, the exhibits and clinics, and the vendors all combine to get everyone excited over the upcoming riding and show season. We see old friends, meet new ones, network with other organizations, learn a little bit at the clinics, and spend a few dollars on new tack and equipment. We always stop by the Saddle Up! booth and chat with staff, and encourage visitors to the BTRA table to visit that booth, pick up complimentary copies of the magazine, and subscribe. We've pretty much finalized our schedule of events for 2013, and will be kicking off the season with an open ride and work bee in March. We get into a higher gear (or maybe “gait”?) in April with another open ride and work bee. That month is also highlighted with a competitive trail ride. This is a big organized event which draws riders from all over, and includes two days of competition and a campout. Although it's not directly hosted by BTRA , we support it wholeheartedly and always see to it that the trails are ready to go. It's organized by BTRA Board member Rose Clark, and she can be reached by email at

At our annual meeting we reelected several members for our Board of Directors, and our current roster is unchanged. Patti Blossom, Sue Charleville, Rose Clark, Mark Delaney, Chris Harman, Darlene Harris, Gayle Pawl, Russ Spicer and Agnes Wallace continue to serve our organization. We'll be finalizing our roster of officers next month. Even though the temperature is in the twenties and snow is still on the ground, we're thinking spring! As soon as the weather breaks, we'll be getting our trails in shape and then climbing into the saddle. As always, we welcome visitors to Brighton and encourage you to visit us at Mark Delaney BTRA Secretary

Our May 20 meeting will be a campfire cookout featuring BBQ ribs, and in June we will be back to Concord Ridge to hear Dr. Biggers speak on laser technology. Equine Ladies is a great resource for meeting new horse people or finding someone to ride with. For further information contact Sally Forraht at 269-4731730 or Debbie Brown at 269655-7289. Submitted by Judy Poluhanycz, Secretary

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Spring is almost here fellow trail riders! Soon we all will be planning our day-rides and weekend camping dates for the 2013 season. I hope all of you will try to fit our trails and events into your schedules. If you have not visited the park for a few years, you're in for a surprise. As of November 2011, our trails have been separated from the old bike trail system. We now have 15 miles of dedicated horse trails, all new trails. There are an additional 5 miles of trails that are multi-use, horses included. Our trails are well groomed, not rocky AND feature 5 creek crossings, one creek has a beautiful wooden bridge to use as an option. We have been working with our park manager on our goals for this season. These include the completion of our parking lot/ staging area and a pavilion for riders. The club, with its hard-working volunteers, has been able to get grant monies that will help to make these dreams a reality. We still have money to raise and hope to see excitement grow with more people joining FCHFA. The new SPRING campout, May 10-11-12, will be a perfect time to try out the Park. We will have 25 campsites and will be

EQUINE LADIES Dr. Mark Johnson, of Berrien Veterinarian Services, Baroda, MI, was our featured speaker at our February meeting. He handed out printed information on Equine Dentition and talked about the care of equine teeth. He also covered equine vaccines, what is really is necessary, equine deworming and diseases. He also talked on Lymes disease and Heartworms in dogs. As always there was a lively question and answer period. Dr. Johnson is a wealth of information and knowledge, everyone always enjoys his talks. By the time you read this the Michigan Horse Expo will be over and hopefully everyone will be riding. Our April 15 meeting will be held at Cindy Nimtz’s Circle C boarding and training facility. Jeff Spitzer of Niles will give another training demonstration on one of his young prospects.

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charging $35 for the weekend/ campsite/rig. There will be a potluck supper on Saturday. We would like to thank all of you who attended the MHC/MSU Stallion Expo this year. It was nice to see all the trail riders who came through the Trails Room at the Expo. All of the trail associations have many events planned. Please try to support the groups and attend as many events as you can. Park participation is good for our trails, for us, our horses, and the future for such activities that we all love. Dates on our calendar coming up are: April 6th, Saturday, 9:30 am, Ride and potluck, meet at trailhead; April 17th, Wednesday, 10:00 am, Trail Work Day; April 21st, Sunday, 9:30am, Ride and potluck, meet at trailhead; May 1st, Wednesday, 4:30 pm, FCHFA Board meeting, Galesburg Library; May 8-9, 9:30 am, Trail and Campout work days, meeting, location TBD; May 1011-12, Spring Equestrian Campout at Fort Custer; May 22nd, Wednesday, 9:30 am, Meet-A-Friend Ride and potluck, meet at trailhead. Remember to go to for info, and if you have questions call Nancy (269) 967-3613 or Toni (269) 649-4310. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA secretary

KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS KTRA’S SPRING CAMPOUT MAY 17, 18, 19! If you have ever participated in our campouts, you know how much fun it can be camping out with your horse. This year's Kensington Trail Rider's campout will begin on Friday, May 17. Arrive early and pick your camping spot! Check in begins at 10 a.m. at the Kensington Park horse staging area. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News KTRA, Continued Saturday morning, wake up to the smell of a hot camp breakfast provided by KTRA and cooked by master chef, Bill Gunn. Then ride Kensington Park either alone or with friends and make sure you come back hungry, because Saturday night is our potluck and pig roast! Dinner starts at 5:00 and the band will start shortly after. This camping weekend is reasonably priced so everyone can enjoy it. Campsites are $20 per night ($40 total for the two nights) and each campsite accommodates two horses. The breakfast, potluck and pig roast is $10 per person. The entire cost for two people for a weekend would be $60. Where else can you get two meals, entertainment and all the riding you can get in for that price?! Campsites are going fast. For reservations contact Judy Seifried by phone at 734-8912788 or by email at Please reserve early, as our space is limited. If you would like a campout application, please contact Keria at krossin@

MI APPALOOSA HORSE ASSC. Hi Everyone, We would like to thank Steve Hoffman for bringing his stallion to the expo as an excellent representation of our breed. We would also like to thank Sharon Clark for setting up and tearing down the expo booth and all the members who came and helped at the booth. Spring Show will soon be upon us. Youth members remember to bring your chili and baked goods for your fundraiser. We have 10 high points at our shows. They are Performance Horse, Games Horse, Youth Walk/Trot, Youth 13

& under, Youth 14-18, Novice Youth, Non-Pro, Novice Non-Pro, Non-Pro 35 & over, and Masters Non-Pro. Make sure your club memberships and horse nominations are done at Spring Show to receive year-end awards. Also be sure you make your stall reservations for Spring Show. The reservations must be post marked no later than May 3, 2013. Make checks payable to MApHA and mail to Sharon Clark c/o MApHA 2776 Bellevue Road, Leslie, MI 49251. It is never too early to start asking for members to run for the Board of Directors. We will need at least five people for the ballot. If you are interested please let Dustin Boehmer or one of the board members know. Reach Dustin at 269-420-1242. Youth members interested in applying for a MApHA scholarship, please go to the website for details. The application must be completed and returned to the MApHA Board of Directors by August 1, 2013. You may mail it to Sharon Clark c/o MApHA Scholarship 2776 Bellevue Road, Leslie, MI 49251. If anyone has interesting news for the newsletter please contact Jill Baker at 517-336-8144 or email Until next month, Jill Baker

towards the east side of the state at Ortonville and Elba. The wonderful thing about Competitive Mounted Orienteering is that there is no special preparation you have to do so you can just come and join us for the day or a weekend. If there is a ride near your house, I highly recommend that you come and try CMO. Be sure to check out our schedule at or the calendar of events in Saddle Up! Magazine to find the best ride for you. It was so nice to talk to everyone at the Lansing Stallion Expo. That is such a fun weekend full of shopping, learning and socializing. We talked to a lot of people who have done CMO in the past and are excited to try it again this year. It was also great to see lots of new people who have heard how much fun our sport is and they are definitely going to put it on their calendar this year. Our schedule is quickly becoming finalized with fun themes and great potlucks in the making. I even spoke to one ride manager who confessed that her clues are almost completed. I guess I better get on the ball for my ride and head out into the woods. Maybe in the next week or so I won't need snowshoes to walk the trails! Living up north is challenging during the spring while we wait for the snow to melt and feel the itch to ride despite the snow and ice. We are only a few weeks away from our first ride and I can't wait to see everyone one the trails! ~ Janet

MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING We have such a great year planned with ten weekends full of treasure hunting in the woods and one awesome beginners clinic! This year we are excited to be able to hold a ride at Yankee Springs Recreation Area. I haven't ridden that area in years and can't wait to search the woods for clues. Our first two rides of the year will be more

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PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS Spring is in the air! Thank goodness. I did not think we would ever get through that cold icy winter. I guess Mother Nature was making up for last winter. I am sure you can all tell that Spring is here by the amount (31)

of horse hair on your barn floor! Our banquet was a huge success and a lot of fun. I think everyone had a great time bidding on and winning prizes at the auction. The door prizes were amazing as well! It was great to see everyone and enjoy a meal and a fun evening at the same time. Thank you to everyone who renewed their membership with us that night. The membership keeps our association going and growing! Now that we will be going full force back into riding season, I want to make sure everyone has a calendar of our events. Our first event is our ever popular Poker Ride. It will be held on Saturday, May 4th probably starting with registration around 10 a.m. (rain date with be May 5th). We will be having a pot luck lunch with this event. I am not sure what people enjoy more… the ride or the lunch, it is always delicious! This will be held at the Proud Lake Staging Area. The rest of our events are as follows: Ride, June 22nd this will be our annual Mobile Confidence Course presented by Kim Ventress; July 19-21 will be a campout and ride event; August 23-25 will be a campout and ride event; and October 26th will be our annual Halloween Spooktacular event. Hope to see you all there! We are also looking at possibly holding a clinic or two this year as well if possible. Happy Trails and remember... Ride Happy, Ride Safe, and Love Your Horse! Nancy Efrusy, PLTRA Sec.

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Horse Association & Club News RHAM, Continued you goes out to Sam Holwerda for a great job setting up and handling the details. Don't forget the Intro To Ranch Horse Clinic, April 27, 2013; 9am-5pm at McKinley's Harmony Acres in Cassopolis. Stop by – observing is free. Bring a dish to pass and enjoy a potluck meal at midday. There is a waiting list for participants. If you'd like more info contact Brenda at 269-782-6189 or Paulette at 269-876-4795. Stay in touch with current events and happenings at Don’t forget to find information on the Ride and Show Program! Please check out the website for info on our 2013 RHAM Queen contest. Plans are to choose the Queen April 27, 2013, during the clinic at Harmony Acres. Contact the Youth advisors Lee and Therese Shane at 269-357-9245. The Youth have t-shirts and calendars for sale this spring, all proceeds go to the RHAM Youth program. We're always looking for advertisers – information for advertising is also available at the website. We’re adding banners to advertising options this year that will be displayed at each show and are renewable each year. When you read this, we'll be one month closer to our show season… please check out a show! Dates are June 8-9; July 6-7; and September 14-15, all in Berrien Springs at the Fairgrounds. In addition, along with 3 other charters; we host the Midwest Regional Ranch Horse Classic October 25-27 in Cloverdale, IN. ARHA has selected their 2013 scholarship winner! It is none other than our 2012 Queen: Liz Barrett! Liz is attending Wilmington College; pursuing a degree in Ag. Business with a minor in Equine Studies. Congratulations, Liz!

lucky daily winners for a one year SHTRA membership went to Olivia Shirley of Bath, Loretta Mulkey of Albion, and Linda Berry of Portland. A very special thank you goes to Gale Moore for so many things that he did that week to help SHTRA, MHC and the DNR with their booths and making things run smoothly. His unselfish efforts have not gone unnoticed as he was a 2013 winner of the prestigious MHC Catalysis Award. Congratulations Gale Moore! Events of 2013 are: April 7 - Rotten Egg Hunt 2:00 pm Children's searching on foot for eggs in the Staging Area. Host Pat Brown 517-651-5984. May 4 - Plow Day at the Park. 10:00am. A new location near the Beach parking lot. Come watch teams recreate our rural heritage. Get a horse drawn wagon ride. 50/50 raffle. Lunch concession. Gary 989-834-1813 or Sue 989-640-0542. May 5 - PokerRun for SHTRA10am-2pm Enjoy a spring ride. Ranger 4-H Club 517-651-6884 The following events will be our campover weekends, held at the staging area by special permit. Register with our host for $12/night. We have permission for one group campfire, all are welcomed there. We usually have a camp breakfast one morning so bring something to contribute. Our glow-stick poker runs are along the old road, so no one gets lost after dark. Back into your picket spot and we'll all have room to camp. Remember, that the south lake loop is easily cart driven anytime. May 24-27 - Memorial Weekend w/ Blazing Saddles 4H Club. Try campfire cooking! Everyone welcome, especially 4-H members. Special events daily for 4-H club kids. Why drive way up north? 50/50 SHTRA raffle. Host Mary 989-288-4522. July 12-14 - Drive In the Park Campover w/ MHWVA. Drive your cart or wagon, draft horse or mini! Wagon train, potluck.

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SLEEPY HOLLOW TRL RIDERS The MHC Horse Expo had our SHTRA booth looking good and well staffed. Thanks go to Gale Moore, Lori Coffin, Carrie Barr, and Chanda Donnan for fixing up our apparel display board. Thanks to Barb Drake and Rachel Hoffelbert for readying for our clothing order. I'd like to thank Pat Brown, Linda Kraai, and Sue Chant for helping me set up. Thanks to Janet Phillips, Gary Fortin, Gaye Platte, Julie Townsend, Jean & Ray Dodge, Amanda Karsten and Karen Kocsis for booth sitting. Special thanks go to Lori Coffin for making a lovely horse head afghan that was won by Julie Malicowski of Reese, MI. Our

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WEST MI APPALOOSA REG. The calendar says it's spring, but it sure has been slow getting here this year. Foals are arriving and our first one is by Choc Full of Chips, a lovely colored filly. Best Farms has three new colts, two of which are colored and one has characteristics. The WMAR website has undergone some renovations and updates. The 2013 show schedule is on there along with forms for the Open Horse Incentive Program, Membership Applications and our showbills. Bobbie's been having fun learning how to create pdf files! At the MApHA Spring show, the WMAR will be selling raffle tickets for a free stall at your choice of either the WMAR show at Mason or the WMAR show at Centreville. Look up a board member at the show for more information. Our June 1-2 show is back at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason with three judges counting as four sets of points while our second show will be July 13-14 at the Centreville Fairgrounds with two judges. The Centreville show will also have WMAR points doubled. We're looking forward to showing at this newly updated facility. We will also be holding a potluck at this show. Please remember to let your friends showing other breeds know that both of our shows will be offering All Breed Open classes. Don't forget that stalls for both shows must be pre-paid with no refunds. Stall reservations can be made at . Congratulations to our 2012 Overall High Point winners: Champion Youth Walk Trot: Peighton Scott, Reserve: Ian B r o w n , C h a m p i o n Yo u t h

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Old Business: YSTRA web site committee, nothing to report. Trail Assignments, Ron asked the members who had volunteered for tail assignments if they wanted to keep their section of trail, all agreed to keep their section of trail. Each volunteer has a section of trail they agree to keep clear during the summer and to let Ron or Tom know if there are trees that need to be cut. If you are interested in a Trail Assignment contact Stallion Expo Report: Kathy Taylor reported we had a large number of people stopping by our table, a lot of 'new' trail riders looking for places to ride. We signed up 3 new members. The MHC had the grant money ceremony and pictures taken with a representative from each of the clubs who received grant money from MHC last year. This money goes to horse trail improvements. Ron gave a report from the MRPA, Michigan Recreation and Parks Assoc. trails summit which Ron Walker and Dick Smith attended. Discussions about linking trails and making each home a trail head. Enhance partnerships with other trail groups, the Adopt-A-Trail program and trail towns. They also have a website with tool kits to help clubs with their programs. The summit was geared more toward multipurpose trails. Ron had a map of the KalHaven horse trail which he shared. Ron asked for volunteers for the March 23rd bike race which runs on Shaw and Sager Rd. need lookouts. For this Rick Plite of the Barry-Roubaix bike race will donate $200 to YSTRA. New Business: Several of our members will be attend a chain saw class given by the Back Country Horsemen April 13. Members attending will then be certified.

YANKEE SPRINGS TRL RIDERS MARCH 13, 2013 MEETING: The meeting was held at Sam's Joint in Plainwell and called to order by President Ron Walker. Ron introduced our special guest Andru Jevicks, Unit Manager of Yankee Springs Recreation Area.

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March 23rd is the MTRA 50th Annual Banquet. Info from MSU Ext Office on frost seeding pastures was shared. This info is also online. The 2nd Friends Group Summit will be held May 3rd & 4th. Adopt-A-Park: There was a poll and discussion regarding this agreement. Tom Chaffee made the motion to accept this agreement, Todd Peters 2nd it was voted on and approved 140. Ron will fill out the paper work and send to Andru. Workbee March 16, 2013 at 9 a.m. to set poles and fire rings and general cleanup. Andru reported a broken door on one of the outhouses needed fixing. Todd Peters made some suggests for group activities. Doing a group camp-out at Out Back Guest Ranch, Stanwood, MI June 14-16th. They will give a special rate for YSTRA members. If interested contact Todd at 225-333-9754. A Euchre party with half of the proceeds going to a charity. Sounds like fun! The members drawing for the picture give-away was selected, winner was Janet Day of Hastings. Andru said he appreciated working with our group and for all the hard work we have put into the campground and trails and looks forward to the coming year. Kathy Taylor made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Judi Struble 2 n d voted on and approved. Next meeting will be at Eric and Tina Papazian's house, 517852-0382 call for directions.

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~ Meredith Training Series ~

the rider to relax. But fear is not the only enemy of relaxation. Physical pain in either the rider or the horse can make it hard to keep muscles soft and relaxed while working them. Saddle fit, for example, can be the culprit when rider or horse has relaxation issues. A rider may have the best seat in the world but if the saddle does not fit her because it is too wide or too narrow for her hips, the discomfort will affect the rider’s ability to relax. If the stirrups hang in the wrong position the rider will have balance problems (and that ‘off balance’ feeling in itself can feed a rider ’s fear—everything is related). The same is true from the horse’s side of the equation. The horse cannot work with relaxation if the saddle rubs or pinches uncomfortably. A saddle that fits both horse and rider perfectly can seem like the Holy Grail. And budgets affect riders’ choices. But the right saddle is worth the search. Borrow saddles and try as many as you can. Notice how each affects your riding and your horse’s ability to relax and move freely. Some instructors have saddle preferences, especially for students who show. Never, however, be pressured to buy a particular type or brand of saddle if it makes you or your horse uncomfortable. The saddle that is perfect for one horse and rider may be a really bad choice for another. One of the reasons relaxation sits at the base of the riding and training trees is that it is the first element you must establish each time you work with your horse. Until both horse and rider have achieved a point of relaxation in body and mind in their pre-ride interactions and warm up, any subsequent work will be inconsistent or inaccurate. Relaxation does not mean slopping around on a loose rein on an inattentive horse. It means

THOUGHTS ON RELAXATION By Nancy Wesolek-Sterrett, Dressage Dept. Head, Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre We discuss each skill level on the riding and training trees as though we master each separately, one after another, in a linear progression. The reality is that these skills are interrelated. You cannot FULLY master an individual skill without relying to some degree on the others. This complexity is particularly true of rhythm and relaxation, the basic skills required for any riding or training program. Rhythm and relaxation are the first two skills a horse in training must master. Relaxation is the first thing the rider in training must master. Mastering both often presents instructors and riders with a chicken and egg conundrum. If rhythm or relaxation is missing, what is the problem? Is the horse’s rhythm off because of a stiff joint or are the rider’s stiff joints blocking the horse? Is the rider tense and uncomfortable because the horse acts spooky or is the horse spooky because the rider’s bracing and gripping makes him uncomfortable? We start beginning riders on golden oldie school horses for a reason. A reliable, predictable horse allows a rider to relax so he or she can concentrate on developing balance and feeling the horse’s motion without any mental anxiety to create muscle tension. Without balance, the rider cannot relax because she will constantly be gripping and grabbing to stay on the horse. If a rider holds tension anywhere in her body, the horse cannot relax. For example, the horse will lock muscles in the neck and jaw if the rider uses the reins to balance. And here’s that chicken and egg thing again. As the rider learns to balance correctly, follow the motion of the horse,

and coordinate aids, her ability to stay relaxed, even when the horse is not, increases. Along the way up the riding tree, mastering relaxation is always a work in progress. The riding and training trees outline physical skills riders and horses need to master. Just as important, however, is the emotional skill of mastering fear. Fear is not necessarily a bad thing. It can be a useful tool in making choices. What we don’t want is a level of fear that overrides our ability to stay cool and calm in the moment. Mastering fear is essential to mastering relaxation. We master fear the same interrelated way we learn physical riding skills. We start on a quiet school horse with rhythmic gaits until we have basic mastery of balance and following the horse’s movement. Then we continue to improve those skills and our confidence in them by move on to progressively more challenging mounts. We move on from that quiet, dependable horse to those that may be taller or shorter, wider or thinner, have quicker gaits or a bit fizzier personality. A good instructor helps students progress incrementally so that they develop both a solid seat and emotional confidence. When a scary situation develops, the goal is to acknowledge in your mind that you feel fear but to avoid any physical reaction that communicates that fear to the horse. In other words, “Never let them see you sweat.” Mastering this emotional level of riding takes lots of time riding many different horses. Certainly a fearful, anxious horse makes it more difficult for

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mentally calm with the muscles in a state of looseness and ‘working tension.’ It may sound like an oxymoron to say that we want the horse to work with muscles that are both relaxed and held in tension, but that is what an athletic horse does. Working muscles tense and relax repeatedly as they move the horse’s joints through their range of motion. We want the feel of rhythmic tensing and releasing, tensing and releasing. If the horse tenses a muscle then holds that tension rather than releasing immediately it, he has lost relaxation and he will lose his rhythm, too. Think of the feel the horse gives as he spooks compared to the feel of a horse trotting or jogging beneath you with relaxed poll, jaw, neck and back. As horses and riders move up the training and riding trees, both must master the feel of working with muscles held in ‘relaxed tension’ in the sense that they are working elastically without being locked or rigid. The bottom line is that we, as riders, are responsible for establishing and maintaining rhythm and relaxation in our relationship with the horse. This demands a great deal mentally, physically and emotionally. Instead of thinking about learning riding skills in a linear fashion, it may help to think of mastering them in a progressive upward spiral. You learn to ride with relaxation and balance on one horse with particular way of moving and a particular mental outlook. You move to another horse and find yourself ‘relearning’ those same skills because this new horse’s way of moving is different in another way. The next horse challenges your mental confidence because he is a little more unpredictable. Like life, learning to ride is a journey. Challenge yourself incrementally to build your physical skills and emotional confidence to the point where you can ride any horse without sweating. Enjoy the journey! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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(810) 266-9950 HORSE FARM SPECIALISTS: Gail Cece, Audrey Cook, Bill O’Dell & Rita Quaderer

The ULTIMATE EQUESTRIAN facility between Ann Arbor & South Lyon. Features 70x170 indoor arena, 28-40 stalls, exceptional lighting, individual lockers, etc. Sturdy barn, 20 scenic acres, ranch home, all in an exceptionally “horsey” location. Asking $847,500.

Gail Cece Broker/Owner • Email:

in Milford Milford & & in Lansing Areas! Areas! Lansing Call Hometown Realtors For Updates...

(810) 266-9950

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Vacant Land 10.57 ACRES, HOWELL - Rolling, treed land, cleared area for home site/pasture. 36x62 insulated pole barn with welding booth, cement floor, cabinets, etc. Building for mechanic, cabinet maker or business venture. Asking $219,000.

Looking to BUY or SELL? Call NOW! ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2013

101 GORGEOUS ACRES with 60 plus stalls, 60x120 indoor arena, grass track. 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse. Horse set-up now, could farm, hunt, subdivide. Reduced to $324,500. Excellent opportunity, Fowlerville.


FAMILY FARM features nice, updated farmhouse, awesome landscaping, 60x120 indoor arena & 7 stalls. Nice set-up, very well taken care of, Owosso area. Asking $235,000. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


1-888-869-0842 Toll Free or (517) 676-3410 732 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854 Fax (517) 676-6586

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Spr ng Sale April 12, 13 & 14, 2013 YOUR ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR HORSE SHOW NEEDS! Don’t forget about our


Our Mason location is open 7 days a week Due to slow sales, we have closed our Highland location WE ARE OPEN DAILY YEAR ROUND! Crest View Tack Shop

Mon-Sat 9:30 to 6, Sun 11 to 4

Family owned & operated since 1999 ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2013



Calico Square Pants 2005 APHA Buckskin • 15.3HH, 1250lbs. Quiet temperament, great work ethic & athletic

New & Used Horse Tack & Supplies 10199 Onondaga Rd., Onondaga, MI (15 minutes from Leslie, Jackson & Springport)


Nutritional Supplements

Mon – Wed 9am-5pm, Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri – Sun please call for hours

E QUINE M EDICAL S ERVICES • Digital Coggins • Routine Vaccination/Health Care • Prompt Appointment Times • Reproductive Health/Foal Care • Compassion • Understanding

Square Pants Pants Foals Foals Square

• Technical Motorized Dental Care • LAMENESS Diagnostics/Therapy • Excellent Emergency Coverage • Radiography & Ultrasonagraphy • Senior Care & Management • Quality Pre-purchase Exams

Calico Ranch

Shannon Lynch, D.V.M.

2944 16th St., Hopkins, MI 49328 (30 miles S. of Grand Rapids)


734.716.2647 •

2050 W. Dawson Rd., Milford, MI 48380

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2007 MI Paint Horse Club Hi-Point Stallion. Square Pants is out of Calico Beau Sox, 2000 Multi World Champion Roping/All Around Cow Horse. Grandsire is Paint Horse Legend “Calico Sonny”. Audatious Te bred on Dam side. Stud fee $450 LFG, shipped semen available



Make Money with Your Horse While Contributing to Public Safety and Having Fun!

Alpha & Omega Mounted Security Patrol is recruiting riders who want to work in 2013 as mounted security officers* at Festivals & Concerts. Join us if you: • Are a horse enthusiast • Have your own horse, truck and trailer • Possess good people skills • Like music and music fans

To apply, visit and complete an online application. Alpha & Omega is the nation's oldest and largest mounted security patrol, employing both full time and seasonal Trooper units. The part time Trooper units are expanded during outdoor concert season to patrol music and camping festivals across the country. • • • • • •

Riders in the concert patrols enjoy: Excellent wages Per diem expenses for horse and rider Meals provided Professional uniforms Night safety gear Training

Full time employment with benefits available year-round at The Woodlands Township, Houston, Texas.

Questions? Visit us at aomountedpatrol

Email or call 817-379-6607.


*A&O riders will be licensed in the appropriate state for security work, therefore may not have any felonies or crimes of moral turpitude on their records. ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2013





(517) 283-2645 • 1-800-231-2329 • Fax (517) 283-2652 Average installed cost per foot of fence (labor & materials) All prices subject to change without notice.

ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

$2.00-$2.50 $2.00-$3.00 $2.50-$3.50

Recommended 2 acres or more


BOARD FENCE 3 Rail 4 Rail

4 Ft. Tightlock $4.25-$5.00 Woven wire designed for horses with 3”x3” spacing on wood posts


$7.00-$8.00 $8.00-$9.00


$ .80-1.00 $1.00-1.20 $1.20-1.50

2 Rail 3 Rail

$6.00-6.75 $7.00-7.50

Recommended 5 acres or more ©2013 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2013



The Last Roof Coating You’ll Ever Need! 50 Year Warranty • Waterproofing in a Day • Application to Virtually Any Roof Reduces Energy Costs • The ONLY 100% Silicone Roof Coating

GacoRoof is ideal for the following: • Metal Roofs/Pole Barns • Mobile Homes • RV’s and Campers • Horse Trailers

• Cap Sheet • Composite • Modified Bitumen • Concrete Roofs • Barrel Tile

• Sprayed Urethane Foam • Low-Pitched Roofs • Flat Roofs • Built-Up Roofs

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Lumber Yards “Serving Homeowners & Builders Since 1890”


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Saddle Up! Magazine - April 2013  

April 2013 Issue of Saddle Up! Magazine

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