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LAKE IDE ADDLERY “The Riders Store”

www.lakesidesaddlery.com 200 Barker Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm

(734) 449-8617

After 25 Years, It’s Finally Going To Happen... Bob and Sue are going to retire! We would like to thank our loyal customers and friends who have supported us through the years. Hopefully we will be able to see many of you as we go through the process of shutting down operations. We leave with fond memories and lifelong friendships. ~ Aloha, Bob and Sue

SPECIAL NOTICES – SPECIAL NOTICES – SPECIAL NOTICES Watch our website and check your emails for information about our upcoming sale dates!

Make sure you use your gift cards, gift certificates, and store credits for both Lakeside Saddlery and Embroidery Impressions!

Embroidery Impressions will continue on! Watch for information regarding the new owners.

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Superior Medicine that comes to you! Veterinary Services


Country Lakefront Estate on 20+ Acres For Sale or Possible Lease



Clarkston Schools/Springfield Twp. - Beautiful Sunsets all year round with 950 feet of frontage on a private 125 acre lake and wildlife sanctuary. Built in 1978, this secluded English Tudor, with a 900 foot wooded canopy drive is surrounded by rolling hills and wetlands. The main house has two fireplaces, a great room, remodeled kitchen in 2008, formal dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, greenhouse, in ground heated pool and sauna with lower level walkout. Private 1,350 sq. ft. two bedroom carriage house apartment above the 4.5 car garage, washer/dryer and balcony. Four large stall horse barn with loft, 6 acres fenced. Over one mile of riding trails on property with riding options. Two miles to I-75 & US-10 (Dixie Hwy). Asking $799,000. Serious Inquires Only.


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NEVER BEEN ON THE MARKET! Private 58 Acre Goodrich Equestrian Center. Just down the road from Ortonville Recreation Area Park. 60x100 Indoor Arena, Outdoor Lighted Full Size Dressage Arena. 120x100 Horse Barn with 32 Matted Stalls and Cement Aisles. Two 10x10 Tack Rooms, Grain Room, Hot/Cold Water Wash Rack. Heated Office with bathroom and 2nd floor Observation Room. Three Paddocks with Automatic Waterers. Contact... Two Outside Water Hydrants. State of the Art Compost System. Equipment and Hay Barns. Full Farm Generator. Beautiful Hilltop Home with a total of 4,208 livable square feet including: Walkout Cell Basement with bedrooms, bath and kitchen. Upgraded Kitchen and Baths with Custom Cabinetry, Granite and Tile. Two Master For Your Private Farm Tour! En-Suites. Too much to list here! Call Jennifer for your private 3295 W. Silver Lake Road, Fenton, MI 48430 farm tour. Priced at $898,000. Office: 810-629-5800 • Fax: 810-750-4408

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4:00pm Start • Hillsdale County Fairgrounds 115 S. Broad St., Hillsdale, MI 49242

AUGUST 24-28 Lisa Terry Memorial Show

Entry Fees: $5.00 per age division and open classes. $10.00 for 3-D classes. Pee Wee: Pay $2.00 per class. Expo Barrels: $3.00 per run (pay at gate) will run between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.

5 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Judges Aug. 24-26: Sissy Anderson & Clay MacLeod. Judges Aug. 26-28: Jan Hoskin Hay, Brad Luebben, Dan Williams Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI

1. Pee Wee Barrels 2. Pee Wee Flags 3. Pee Wee Poles - In Memory of Pat Bell 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Open Poles - In Memory of Frank Coon Poles 9-12 years Poles 13-15 years Poles 16-19 years 3-D Poles - $200 Added Payback

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Open Barrels - In Memory of Dennis Handy Barrels 9-12 years Barrels 13-15 years Barrels 16-19 years 3-D Barrels - $400 Added Payback

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Flags 9-12 years Flags 13-15 years Flags 16-19 years Open Flags - In Memory of Bill Jackson

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SEPTEMBER 15-18 MQHA Breeders Futurity & Great Lakes Classic 5 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Judges Sept. 15 & 16: Keith Longacre, Tim Finkenbinder, Michael Colvin. Judges Sept. 17 & 18: Tony Burris, Murray Griggs, Kerry Allen. MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

OCTOBER 28-30 MHSA All Breed Youth Show 1 AQHA/MQHA Approved Show Classes for most light breeds, grade and open. Including AQHA/MQHA/APHA and PtHA Approved Classes. MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

NOVEMBER 4-6 MQHA Harvest Classic

• Age determined as of December 31, 2015. • $3.00 grounds fee per rider. • 60% payback in 3-D is a one second split. Payback added with 15 or more entries. 1st-4th place. • Age division classes are 60% payback in all classes with 7 or more entries. 1st-4th place. • Pee Wee classes are walk/trot. Pee Wee’s cannot show in any other class. • Judge’s decision is final. • NO REFUNDS

4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Judges: April DeVitt, Jessica Gilliam, Jonathon Meilleur and Brent Tincher. MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

2015 Year-End Awards Exceeded $30,000!

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The Arnesen Agency protects all your life’s moments

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Just 20 minutes to Ann Arbor. Beautiful country home at 12431 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI - 2,112 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on 14 acres. Updated kitchen with granite, tiled back splash and stainless appliances, 1st oor master suite and laundry, nished basement and attached 2 car garage. 33x60 pole barn, concrete oor, electric plus an outlet for an RV, 12’ high doors. 20x40 shop building, drywall, insulated, concrete oor, AC, heated, bathroom, wired for 220. 24x32 hip roof barn, concrete oor, electricity, 3 matted stalls with a run in. Attached cement block building, great for a dog kennel, chickens, livestock, or children’s playhouse. 20x40 detached garage is insulated, concrete oor, electricity, 2 overhead doors. 75x200 outdoor arena. 12-13 acres currently farmed – great income potential. Offered at $437,000. 7444 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd. Dexter, Michigan 48130 734-426-1487

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Professor Brian D. Gnegy, CMF presents

LAMENESS & HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC AUGUST 13TH • 8:00 A.M. Located at: Heavenly Horse Stables Hell Creek Ranch Campground, 10872 Cedar Lake Rd., Pinckney, MI 48169 Veterinarians are encouraged to present their most difficult cases, with presenting and most recent radiograph, with the attending veterinarian, farrier, and owner present. Prof. Gnegy will evaluate, discuss and fabricate shoes for all problems identified. Veterinarians with cases will be given priority over owner presented cases. Owners are encouraged to bring their horses for and regarding: problems with lameness, movement, gaits, interfering, over reaching, stumbling, refusing, overall soreness and all types of hooves or hoof issues. Owners wishing to bring horses are advised to call and pre-register as a limited amount of time and space will be available. Please call for clinic rates: Prof. Gnegy 352-362-9176 or email: brian_gnegy@hotmail.com Farriers attending will be invited to participate in the fabrication of shoes and the shoeing of the owner horses. Please call the campground direct for information on the availability of campsites. People traveling long distances are encouraged to haul in the day before. A limited number of stalls/turnouts are available. Please call Jenn Gay at Heavenly Horse Stables at 313-585-7228 direct for reservations. This is a beautiful 37 acre campground with built in swimming pool and miles of state land adjoining. Payment and all arrangements for camping must be made with Hell Creek Ranch Campground, Pinckney, MI – 734-878-3632.

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Sat., August 20, 2016

Horse Show & Silent Auction

RING 1 - Main Arena - beginning at 8:00 am sharp HVEC PREAKNESS 1 Fitting & Showing -19 & over 2 Fitting & Showing - 15 thru 18 3 Fitting & Showing - 14 and under 4 * Fitting & Showing - “Walk Trot” 12 and under 5 * Fitting & Showing - “Walk Trot Open” 6 $ FITTING & SHOWING - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Berwyck Saddle Club MILFORD BELMONT STAKES 7 * Hunt Seat Equitation - “Walk Trot” 12 and under 8 * Hunt Seat Equitation - “Walk Trot Open” Sponsored by Highland Feed 9 Hunt Seat Equitation - 19 & over 10 Hunt Seat Equitation - 15 thru 18 11 Hunt Seat Equitation - 14 & under 12 $ HUNT SEAT EQUITATION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Windmill Farm Riding Academy 13 $ BAREBACK EQUITATION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Allstate Insurance, Shirl Crowe, White Lk. FUND RIDING TROPHY CLASSES 14 Pretty in Pink - Pee Wee - 10 and under 15 Pretty in Pink - Youth, Junior and Adult Sponsored by Huron Valley Horse Blanket Headquarters HIGHLAND BREEDERS CUP 16 $ SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Four Points Farm 17 $ SADDLE SEAT BAREBACK EQUITATION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Four Points Farm WHITE LAKE PERFECTA 18 * Western Horsemanship - “Walk Trot” 12and under 19 * Western Horsemanship - “Walk Trot Open” Sponsored by Jim’s Quality Saddle 20 Western Horsemanship - 19 & over 21 Western Horsemanship - 15 Thru 19 22 Western Horsemanship - 14 & Under 23 $ WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Berwyck Saddle Club 24 $ BAREBACK EQUITATION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Grand River Feed FUND RIDING CLASS (During the Lunch Break) * Not Eligible for other riding classes.



Pink Derby Committee & HVEC

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Adult (19 & Over) Junior (15-18) Youth (14 & Under) Pee Wee (10 & Under)


In The Pink Derby

CURRENT COGGINS REQUIRED Major Credit Cards Accepted

8:00 am SHARP Rain or Shine Trail - 11:00 am Jumping - Noon


$5 Class or Ride All Day $50 Registration Fee $3 $10 Sweepstakes Classes Sweepstakes Payback

In The Pink Derby


Huron Valley Equestrian Field Milford High School 2380 Milford Rd., Highland, MI

25 $ TOILET PAPER RACE (two person) SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Berwyck Saddle Club IN THE PINK - Ring 3 - Speed will begin at 3:00 pm 26 Figure 8 Stakes Race - 19 & Over 27 Figure 8 Stakes Race - 15 Thru 18 28 Figure 8 Stakes Race -14 & Under 29 $ FIGURE 8 STAKES RACE - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Kensington Trail Riders Association 30 Indiana Flag Race - 19 & Over 31 Indiana Flag Race - 15 Thru 19 32 Indiana Flag Race - 14 & Under 33 $ INDIANA FLAG RACE - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by A R Canopies 34 Barrels - 19 & Over 35 Barrels - 15 Thru 18 36 Barrels - 14 & Under 37 $ BARRELS - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Saddle Up! Magazine 38 Speed & Action - 19 & Over 39 Speed & Action - 15 Thru 18 40 Speed & Action - 14 & Under 41 $ SPEED & ACTION - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Howell Western Wear RING 2 - JUMPING FOR LIFE J1 ** Equitation Over Fences - Cross Poles- Beginner Jumpers J2 Equitation Over Fences - 19 & Over J3 Equitation Over Fences - 15 Thru 18 J4 Equitation Over Fences - 14 & Under J5 Children/Adult Hunter Over Fences J6 $ EQUITATION OVER FENCES - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by A R Canopies J7 $ DERBY JUMPER CLASSIC - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Sharon Greene Family RING 3 - TALLY HOpe Trail - Opens at 11:00 am T1 * TRAIL TAILS Walk Trot T2 TRAIL TAILS Open T3 TRAIL LEADERS - 19 & Over T4 TRAIL LEADERS - 15 Thru 18 T5 TRAIL LEADERS - 14 & Under T6 $ TRAIL BOSS - SWEEPSTAKES Sponsored by Highland Equestrian Conservancy

** Not Eligible for other jumping classes.

Registration for classes 1-3 will close at 7:30 am on Show Day HORSE SHOW RULES: 4-H & MIHA Rules Apply. NO Stallions. Judges decision is final; All classes need 6 entries or more, we reserve the right to cancel or combine classes. NO Refunds; Walk/Trot classes for show experience; Class entries close when the preceding class enters the ring; Management is not responsible for loss, damage, or injury to horse, persons or property incurred in connection with this show; Rider must show in age appropriate classes. SEI/ASTM safety helmets must be worn in all jumping, hunt seat, and speed classes by all participants 18 & under, all though we encourage the use of helmets in all classes. Jumps set at 2'3" or under for ponies, 2'6" or under for horses (excludes the jumper classic); All Riders ENCOURAGED to ride IN THE PINK to show support; Trail will open at 11:00 am; J1 – J3 will open at 12:00: both will run at will; no order of go, until 3:00 pm. Sweepstakes Classes Payback - 1st - $50, 2nd - $30, 3rd - $20; Sweepstakes Classes will have patterns in equitation and in horsemanship. On behalf of the “In The Pink Derby Committee” and the staff at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, we thank all of you for participating and for your support. Please visit our wonderful corporate sponsors: Peter’s True Value, The Comeback Inn, Fiesta Cantina, Hungry Howies Pizza, Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association and

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Looking to Buy or Sell Horse Property? Take the Right Lead for Blue Ribbon Service! Isabella County 20 Acres for $298,000 or 40 Acres for $350,000 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath living quarters. 60x120 indoor arena, 10 12x12 solid oak stalls, 2 12x18 stalls, 1 - 12x24 stall, heated office with bathroom, tack room, large wash rack and grooming area, storage for hay and equipment, 15 acres fenced.

136 Acres, Otsego County, $575,000. - Borders private 4000 acre fly fishing club near Gaylord, close to I-75. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, office, tack room, grain room, laundry room. 60x120 indoor, observation room, kitchen, bath. 40x60 barn with heat, water, 220 electric. Open floor plan living quarters. Includes all appliances. 10 Acres, Livingston County $347,000. Pond, 2 barns, 96x80 with 200 amp service, welding, and RV outlets, (5) 10x12 stalls with a 60x80 indoor riding arena, 12x30 workshop, the second barn has (3) 10x16 stalls and 8x10 tack room, 4x10 feed room and cement floors. 2005 addition: 6 car garage with a 14’ door and standard door, finished large game room (could easily be an in-law quarters) with office plumbed for additional washer and dryer.

10 Acres, Oakland County $445,000 Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home just minutes from Milford and state riding trails. 6 stall barn with 60x90 indoor arena, observation room and wash rack plus additional outbuilding and storage areas.

58 Acres Washtenaw County $525,000 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. 4 barns. 74 12x12 matted stalls, wash racks w/ hot/cold water, tack & grain rooms, 200x70 indoor arena, dressage arenas, 1/2 mile sand track, equine swimming pool,14 fenced pastures, office, and hayfields.

18 Acres Washtenaw Co. $950,000 Custom built home, minutes west of Ann Arbor. Fe a t u r e s l a r g e great room, floor to ceiling windows, chefs kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite, 1st floor master, wood flooring, full fin. walkout basement. Beautifully appointed throughout. Numerous outbuildings.

40 Acres Charlevoix County $399,900 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, open floor plan with wood burning fireplace in living room. Large countr y kitchen includes stainless steel appliances. 4 stall horse barn with water. Large fenced pastures (approximately 7 acres). 26x60 pole barn for equipment. Very private, yet only 15 mins. to town.

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Looking to Buy or Sell Horse Property? Take the Right Lead for Blue Ribbon Service!

10 Acres, Hudson Twp., Lenawee County – $199,800.

30 Acres, Howell Twp., Livingston County – $385,000.

One bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms upstairs, two full baths. 24x32 newer garage. 60x55 horse barn with 10 stalls connected to a 60x40 barn with a horse pool, 35x25x10 deep. Additional equipment barn 48x30, three paddocks, a 1/3 mile track, and frontage on pond. Additional acreage available, call for details.

Newer windows, siding, and roof. Both baths redone. Large 35x30 bonus room over attached garage. Country style front porch, two ponds. Lots of fencing. Over 2300’ of road frontage on Milett and Truhn roads. Many outbuildings. 60x40 pole building with lean-to, electricity and water. Additional 4 car garage with 2 garage doors. Splits available. Within minutes of I-96/burkhart exit.

54 Acres Oakland County $1.7 million 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, full finished walkout. Equestrian facility, two horse barns, (30) 12x12 matted stalls, auto waterers, 100x195 indoor arena, clubhouse, observation, 60x90 working arena, outdoor arena, 14 paddocks, tack, grain, and laundry rooms, 15 acres of hay, two additional outbuildings.

26 Acres Shiawassee County $595,000 Beautiful turn of the century home with addition. Completely updated and remodeled. 232x64 barn with indoor arena, 24 solid oak stalls, observation room, bath, area for kitchen and office. 95x41 hip roof barn, lean-to opens to pastures and paddocks. 100x200 outdoor arena. 60x48 barn with 220 and cement flooring.

50 Acres Barry County, $575,000 Lakefront accessible to 600+ acre Crooked Lake. Eventing horse facility! Dressage arena, heated wash rack, heated obser-

10 Acres, Metamora, $735,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level walkout.

vation, bath and shower. Main barn has 22 stalls, hayloft. Two outdoor arenas with lighting; dressage arena and jump arena. Additional 36x60 barn, and a 40x15 kennel.

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ASPCA Grants $200,000 to Equine Rescue Groups to Assist Retired Racehorses ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has granted over $2 million to protect former racehorses from being sent to slaughter. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that it has granted $200,000 to 18 equine rescue groups across the country to assist their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate retired racehorses. The grants were awarded as part of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, a major grants program that launched in 2010 and provides funding for equine rescues and sanctuaries that protect retired racers by offering alternatives to slaughter. Now in its seventh year, the program has awarded over $2 million to retired racers to prepare them for life after their racing careers come to an end. “The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative allows us to provide much-needed grant funding to the many equine rescue groups around the country who provide critical resources to former racehorses, offering them medical rehabilitation, re-training or sanctuary to prevent them from being sent to slaughter,” said Jacque Schultz, senior director of the ASPCA Equine Fund. “Their racing careers may have ended, but these retirees still have much to offer as they transition into new and varied careers – a process that requires significant time and resources.” Selected recipients include a wide range of equine rescues from 12 states, who will each be awarded a grant ranging from $5,000–$24,000, to help the groups increase their capacity for rescuing more horses. The organizations joining the list of rescues and sanctuaries as part of the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative for 2016 are: • After the Homestretch, Arizona • CANTER/National • CANTER, Michigan

• CANTER, Ohio • The Exceller Fund Inc., Kentucky • Foxie G Foundation Inc., Maryland • Friends of Ferdinand, Indiana • Kentucky Equine Humane Center Inc., KY • Makers Mark Secretariat Center, KY • MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc., MD • Neigh Savers Foundation Inc., California • New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, KY and OH • Old Friends Inc., Kentucky • Racer Placers, Wisconsin • ReRun Inc., New York • Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary, Tennessee • Standardbred Retirement Foundation, NJ • Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, KY In 2015, the ASPCA awarded over $1 million in grants to support 124 equine rescues and sanctuaries across the country. The grant money supported several areas of equine welfare including large-scale rehabilitation, emergency relief grants, safety net programs, and ASPCA Help a Horse Day, a nationwide grants competition of equine rescues and sanctuaries that is designed to raise awareness about the year-round lifesaving work they do to care for local atrisk horses who've been abused, neglected or find themselves homeless. Horses have been central to the ASPCA mission since the organization's founding 150 years ago. The ASPCA's efforts to further equine protection include supporting equine welfare through legislation, public advocacy, professional development, horse rescue and targeted grants. Most recently the ASPCA launched a broad “Adopt a Horse” public service campaign featuring “2 Broke Girls” actress and horse advocate Beth Behrs and her rescue horse Belle, to encourage potential horse owners to make adoption their first option. The campaign highlights the many benefits of adopting a horse from one of the nation's hundreds of equine rescue groups. It also aims to connect the many horses in need of permanent homes with the 2.3 million Americans who, according to a recent survey, say they have adequate space, resources, and strong interest in adopting a horse. To learn more about the ASPCA, please visit www.aspca.org

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About the ASPCA® Founded in 1866, and celebrating its 150th birthday this year, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation's leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www. ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

IEA Hits Milestone 15th Anniversary Season The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) will enter its 15th season when competition begins in September. Membership enrollment for young equestrians, in grades 6-12, is now open. The non-profit organization (501(c)3) was founded in Willoughby, Ohio in 2002 and has stayed true to its mission: Introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools (primarily ages 11 through 19) to equestrian sport. Beginning with 250 riders, the IEA now has over 12,500 members and is the largest youth equestrian association in the United States. The uniqueness of the IEA, and primary reason for the organization's growth, is the fact no rider needs to own a horse to participate in the IEA. The IEA provides a mount and tack to each youngster at every event -- from local shows to the National Finals. In addition, should any rider not be able to pay for IEA involvement, or any coach meet with a hardship, financial assistance is available for those who qualify through the IEA Benevolent Fund. The IEA will celebrate the 15th Anniversary WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs IEA 15 Years, continued in many ways throughout 2016-2017. A special new logo, a "throwback" issue of Take the Reins magazine, expanded membership offerings, extraordinary sponsorship discounts and a host of interactive events through the IEA social media network are among the celebratory items. "When the IEA founders got together, in a barn north of Columbus, Ohio to start an organization to 'introduce students in private and public middle and secondary schools to the equestrian sports', we were enthusiastic. Now, we are simply gratified that we have been able to bring this concept to over 30,000 young people and be affiliated with world-renowned equestrian organi-zations including: IHSA, NRHA, AQHYA, USEF, USHJA and CHA," stated Roxane Lawrence, IEA's Co-Founder and Executive Director. "We would also be remiss not to note that much of our success is because our riders' families and friends who play an important role in supporting their children and volunteering at events." How it all started: Two coaches, Roxane Lawrence and Wayne Ackerer, thought that middle and high school students should receive the same respect as their fellow athletes who participate in other sport activities. Thus, they developed an equestrian competition concept so that younger equestrians could gain recognition. They thought these exceptional athletes should have the ability to earn letter jackets and trophies and, most important, gain the learning experience that comes with team sports, while also excelling as individuals. In 2000, Lawrence, now IEA's Executive Director and Ackerer -- IEA Board member -presented the interscholastic competition idea to two adult riders -- Myron Leff, a business and marketing consultant, who also now serves as IEA's Chief Operating and Marketing Officer and Timothy Boone, a Central Ohio lawyer. The latter two composed a business plan and legal rule development with equestrian guidance from Lawrence and Ackerer. Two years later, the first official competition was held at the Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio where Lawrence was the Equestrian Director.

Initially, the focus was solely on the Hunt Seat discipline, but in 2006, Ollie Griffith, renowned Western horseman, judge and Ohio State University equestrian coach joined as IEA's Western advisor and Board member. Because there is no need for any rider to own a horse, the IEA offers an affordable format and a level playing field for each participant. In every competition, there is a blind-draw for horses, as each rider will compete on an unfamiliar horse and supplied tack. Most of the mounts are lesson horses donated for use during the competition and returned to the stable of ownership. Riders can compete in the Hunt Seat flat and over fences classes, as well as Western horsemanship and reining classes. Competitions are held throughout the school year. Riders and teams accrue points by placing in events, and become eligible for regional competitions. Those winning at the regional finals will move onto Zone finals and ultimately to National Finals. After fourteen years, the IEA is now experiencing a second generation of participants. Several riders, who placed in the very first IEA National Finals at The Andrews School Equestrian Center are still part of the organization. Alexandra Linsheid-O'Toole, rode with Stoneleigh-Burnham team in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and placed in the Varsity Open Over Fences Individual and Team competition. Today, she is the owner and trainer of Wisteria Farm IEA Team in Monroe, Georgia. Lindsay Skully was a young rider in 2003, competing in the Future Beginner Flat class. Now, Skully is the coach of Little Glen Equestrian Team in Chardon, Ohio. Corrine Obarski also competed at the 2003 show and is now coach of Camargo Stables IEA team in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please view the IEA website at: www.rideiea.org. The IEA is affiliated and collaborates with the following organizations: Intercollegiate Horse Show Assoc. (IHSA) National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) American QH Youth Association (AQHYA) US Equestrian Federation (USEF) US Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)



Josie Wills To Take The Reins Of The Congress Queen Contest Josie Wills of Bloomington, Indiana is now the 2016 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen Committee Chair. Courtney Coughlin, of London, Ohio is handing over the reins as the Congress Queen Committee Chair. As the new Vice-President of Sales at Enservio based out of Boston, Massachusetts, Coughlin will be traveling nationally and believes Wills is the correct choice to take over the position. Wills, a native of Richwood, Ohio (home of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association headquarters) is a longtime American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) member and exhibitor hopes to blend her passion for quarter horses, pageantry, and fashion as she moves forward as Committee Chair. She owns, operates, and designs clothing for her company, Fashion Factory, based in Bloomington, Indiana. Her designs can be seen on the runway, in both state and national pageants, and in boutiques. To learn more about Josie Wills, please visit www.josiewills.com Wills partnered with Coughlin in the 2015 Congress Queens Fashion Show with design and execution of the event. She has also helped with prepping Congress Queen contestants in previous years. Wills is currently drafting plans to grow the Congress Queens Contest in years to come. Her plans include eventually expanding the contest to each AQHA affiliate association having a representing queen in the Congress competition, stating, "It is important that we keep young women involved in pageantry and the quarter horse industry." She is also planning new activities for the contestants to experience during Queen week at the Congress. Coughlin, who plans to remain active with the Queens contest in an advisory role, WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs Congress Queen Contest, cont. added, "Josie Wills will do a phenomenal job taking the contest to the next level." For more information on the Congress Queen Contest, visit www.congressqueen.com

Many US Olympians Have Pony Club Connection When the world will be watching athletes from all around the globe competing in the ultimate sporting event, the Olympic Games, they will be watching several Pony Club graduates. Below is a list of the 2016 Rio Olympic USA competitors who are alumni of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. and share a connection with this largest equine youth organization in the world. Pony Club is proud to have been a part of these competitors' lives and offers best wishes and success in Rio. RIDER, DISCIPLINE, PONY CLUB and CERTIFICATION • Allison Brock, Dressage C-3, Lio Lii Pony Club • Sydney Collier, Para-Dressage D-2, Cedar Ridge Pony Club • Phillip Dutton, Eventing A, Nygan Pony Club, New South Wales • Kent Farrington, Show Jumping C-3, St. James Pony Club • Isabella Isaksen, Modern Pentathlon Boston Mountain Pony Club • Margaux Isaksen, Modern Pentathlon Boston Mountain Pony Club • Boyd Martin, Eventing Forest Hills Pony Club, New South Wales • Clark Montgomery, Eventing Brazos Valley Pony Club • Kasey Perry-Glass, Dressage C-3, Sierra Gold Pony Club • Robert Dover, Dressage Chef d'Equipe A, Arlington-Fairfax Pony Club • David O'Connor, Eventing Chef d'Equipe B, Redland Hunt Pony Club When known, Pony Clubs and highest certi-

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OQHYA Gears Up For 2016 AQHYA World Show The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association (OQHYA) is representing in big ways at the 2016 AQHYA World Show. Horse and rider teams will walk through the "Gateway of Champions" at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City from August 513. OQHYA's total entries tally up to 159 with 60 exhibitors and 74 horses. OQHYA's "roots run deep" and undoubtably continue Ohio's winning traditions. We are OQHA proud! OQHA will be following the show with up-todate news. For more information on the 2016 Youth World, visit https://www.aqha. com/youthworld.

OMI Celebrates 25th Anniversary Show By: Samantha Armbruster The Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association (OMI) had it's 25th Anniversary Show at the Findlay Western Farm June 25th-June 26th. Three judges pulled in entries from all over the tri-state area, adding some fresh faces to the Ohio Quarter Horse scene. All exhibitors were given free t-shirts and a number of other great prizes for attending. Many exhibitors tried new events or built their confidence in other classes here at the OMI show with large class entries in all divisions. The Taco Dinner sponsored by the Paul Family was a big hit on Saturday evening, accompanied by live entertainment and a silent auction with many great items. Trail patterns were provided by Art O'Brien and Tom Hall helped at the gate to ensure that everything ran smoothly. The show could not have been as successful without Jason Henry and Madison Hallas's careful planning and hospitality.

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MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Receives New Simulation Models For Hands-On Training Last month, three life-size simulation models – two equine and one bovine – were delivered to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Professors use these realistic educational tools to provide students with hands-on experience with clinical situations in a low-stakes, low-pressure environment. Before working with live animals, DVM and veterinary technology students practice procedures and treatments, which may include sutures and different types of physical examinations. The three new models will join “Mootilda,” the College’s life-size model cow that allows students to learn techniques to assist with calf delivery – from routine to difficult presentations. “Simulation models are key for our students to develop fine motor skills and basic techniques,” said Dr. Jen Roberts, assistant professor in Large Animal Clinical Sciences. “This practice also makes real-life situations WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs MSU College of Vet Medicine, continued and critical thinking more natural and automatic.” The new equine colic simulator is modeled after a 15-hand quarter horse and will be a tool in teaching the various complications of colic, why they occur, and how they can be solved. The equine theriogenology model will be used to simulate physical exams of the reproductive system. The bovine theriogenology model includes five different interchangeable reproductive tracts – two non-pregnant and three pregnant – to teach students about the different stages of pregnancy. In addition to providing practice in clinical scenarios, the models increase teaching efficiency because students work independently to develop skills with repeated practice. “A clinical skills lab offers the students a chance to walk in and practice at convenient times for them,” said Bea Biddinger, licensed veterinary technician, who oversees open

hours in the junior surgery lab for clinical skills practice. The College is known for graduating practice-ready students and is working to provide even more clinical experience to students. Currently, 2nd and 3rd year students practice on the simulation models. Roberts is working with the College’s curriculum reinvention team to put students’ hands on the models earlier in their preclinical veterinary education. “The sooner we can get our students to learn and practice these simulations, the more prepared they will be,” said Roberts.

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State Of The Art Hoof Care? by Professor Brian D. Gnegy, CMF Having been a Horseman for over sixty years, and a Farrier for more than thirty-five, it is difficult to sit by and watch as these incredible animals suffer for the sake of big business, profit, personal glory and marketing ploys. I'm sure there are many other horsemen out there who do not remember ever seeing so many lame horses, in the last 25 years in particular. Half the new products in all the industry publications are aimed at the lame horse market. How can this be? As “everybody has gotten into the act,” promoting pet theories and the “correct” way to trim a horse, the true objective of our profession has been lost. The best interest of the horse. It seems to have been forgotten that a horse's foot starts at the fetlock, and without alignment of the bony column, whatever your doing to the hoof is academic and /or Incorrect. There is only one way to trim a foot. That is as per the animal's conformation. A horse is designed to run, whatever else humans may want them to do. They run best just as we do, up on their toes, forward on their feet. As a result of mans interference in breeding, many animals are unable to grow a strong enough hoof to align the phalange of the foot. Any theory that promotes any type of trimming of a normal foot that removes more than excess horn or sole is Incorrect. Everything on the outside or bottom of a horse's hoof is there for a reason. Rasping off the periople removes the foots natural protection for the horn. Removing the toe for any reason removes the horse's base of support and a major portion of the hoofs shock dissipation system. Cutting the heels off to the widest part of the frog effectively destroys the rest of the foots ability to function properly, by removing its expansion system. Huff and puff as you will, your going to end up with an atrophied hoof. The ancients knew something that seems to have been forgotten: You need a lever if you want to move a heavy load. The heels of the foot are the lever. Simply pushing on the frog, through whatever means, will not create even a fraction of the proper and necessary expansion. If this is attempted with any type of pad the earth/turf, etc. can't help to expand the hoof. No expansion, no blood supply. No way to grow healthy horn. Poor quality horn won't allow the foot to grow to

its natural and optimal size. The shoes go on too small, further restricting expansion and growth. Poor horn doesn't hold shoes very well, so they just keep getting smaller. Internal pressures are the same as they would be if the hoof was its natural size, and begin to push against the nails, and split the hoof. As the shoes are fit tighter, the animal is becoming more uncomfortable. The forehand is affected first as it is holding the majority of the horse off the ground. The horse tries to alleviate the pain by attempting to transfer weight behind. Not only does this stress parts of the locomotion system not designed for the load, but the horse begins to over-reach. The common solution would appear to be to shoe the foot even tighter. The horse cannot go forward very well at this point. The cheap and easy solution: rasp the toes off the feet. You will get a result by rasping off the toes, but this is only false hope, and you're going nowhere. This approach forces the hoof to break-over mechanically in a way it can no longer do naturally. In the past year, I was presented a horse wearing #00 “natural” shoes, shod at a leading university. This is an 1100 pound animal. In less than a year he is now wearing European-market size 2 shoes. The average new horse I see requires an increase of one shoe size immediately, and typically increases in foot mass to require an additional size larger by the end of a year. Quite often this happens much faster. Coincidentally there is very little problem with pulled shoes. Seemingly the more comfortable the horse is, the better they are with their feet. The key: an aligned bony column and an expanding and contracting hoof capsule. All that's required is the right shoe fit correctly. I myself have always preferred Kerckhaert shoes for all my needs. After millennia of humans using the horse to achieve their own ends, and many hundreds of years of shoeing these animals to get a job done, it seems more than likely if ANY of the current, popular theories on shoeing and trimming held ANY merit whatsoever, someone would have thought of them a very long time ago. In fact, even a cursory study of the foot of the domestic horse through the ages shows very clearly indeed these animals carried an ample amount of hoof, including the heels and toe. And domestic horses are the issue here. None of us are chasing wild horses around trying to get one

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lateral movements in either Western or English saddles. It was amazing and most of the time I had my mouth open with surprise and happiness! Cyril and I performed our clinician demonstration on "Dressage Principles" and explained how "riding well" will emphasize the willing and correct responses from the horse. I realized we were on the right track and now people truly understood that Dressage is naturally training a horse and rider. We now have horse owners coming up to us or writing "I have been taking Dressage lessons to improve my western riding," and "Dressage has improved my horse and my riding so much, I never want to quit this type of riding!" We also have recreational/trail riders coming to us and wanting to learn Dressage to "Ride Well" for their horses. This is actually how we came up with our clinic name. Dressage is centuries old. It's even older than the United States. Dressage has proven successful and is for any breed of horse and all riding disciplines. Dressage should be your foundation for correct and successful riding. It is simply a common sense approach to training horses and riders. You should be able to understand a rider's balance, communication through the natural aids (seat, legs, hands) and how to control your horse's balance. These are the building blocks of Dressage. Willingness and happy horses has always been our goal at Palm Partnership Training. We know a confident, comfortable, and effective rider is promoted through Dressage training.

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“How Can I Influence Other Western Riders to try Western Dressage?” By Lynn Palm First, I have to tell you a great story. If you have been a Palm Partner Club member for a while, you may have already heard this story. However, whether you have or not, you can pass it on to others. I started my business in 1970 as a professional trainer and instructor. I have had a wonderful career as a trainer and competitor from growing up in the dressage saddle. I took what I learned in the Dressage saddle and applied it to western and hunt seat riding. I don't ride any differently from one saddle to the other. Dressage is the basis of my training. Dressage helps me appreciate and understand the horse. Learning and teaching how to train a horse naturally has been my role for many years. At the time when my career was becoming successful on the national and world show levels in the mid 70's, I did not realize how much I was ahead of my game with my Dressage training background. I was showing all around in the western and hunt seat competitions with quarter horses. In 1997 I made a decision to semi retire from quarter horse competitions. I was not happy with the way judges were rewarding horses in the events, especially Hunter Under Saddle. I knew the correct mechanics of how a horse operates and knew that horses were not meant to travel with their balance on the forehand. The more that I was exposed to the show world, the more I saw miserable horses. I always prided myself on showing a horse with the ears forward revealing happiness and confidence in their training. So, in November of 1997 I chose to take my business to primary education. Ever since I have been very pleased. I entered during the era and birth of many clinicians. Horse expositions were also exploding and I saw a part of the horse industry that could be beneficial for both my business and my clients. I realized that both new and established horse owners were hungry for education on how to be the best that they can for their horses. It was then that Cyril and I made the decision to use the name "Dressage Principles" as our training method, to describe our multi-discipline knowledge and share with others to improve the training for horses and riders together. At first, "Dressage Principles" hurt us. People would come up to me at horse expos, on the phone, and in emails and say "I am a western rider, I don't do Dressage!" and move on to "natural horsemanship." Or others would say "I am a trail rider, I don't ride Dressage" or "Dressage is too hard of riding for me, I could never do that!" We kept trying to influence people that Dressage simply means, "training" in French. We were teaching people that Dressage is training a horse naturally according to the horse's anatomy, natural instincts and behaviors. Best of all it was a proven and successful way to learn to become a confident rider. So more than a decade later, I felt a change of understanding regarding this mysterious word. "Dressage" was widely accepted by all disciplines and breeds at the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. At the games, I saw so many breeds including Morgan's, Saddlebreds, Arabians, and Gaited horses, showing in a correct balance and collection. They were doing lead changes, extending and slowing in the gaits, and performing ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016

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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Just about every lead-off for this column has been the weather, so this time we might as well stick to the pattern. The last month has not been dominated by nasty visits from Mother Nature but instead, she's been imposing a near-drought on us. Lawns have turned yellow and flower beds have had to be watered regularly. Having said that, she did dump a lot of water on us on one recent occasion and that caused some minor flooding (including our basement). Despite all that, the equestrian facilities at the Brighton Recreation Area have been largely unaffected and the trails have been as good as ever. BTRA has not had any major events scheduled for July, but that doesn't mean that our members aren't hitting the trails in good numbers. The July 4th weekend brought a lot of rigs to our staging area and it was packed with riders who found our trails to be in great shape. The majority of our eighteen miles of trails are in wooded areas bordered by evergreens and hardwoods, and we often are riding under canopies of green leaves. This keeps us and our horses cool, despite temperatures that may hit the high 80's and low 90's under the direct sun. Plus, the bugs haven't been too bad. On two occasions when we rode, we just whisked them away and our horses didn't even need fly masks. We are going to have a big event in August, scheduled for the 6th. For years, we've held the Annual BTRA Ride and Picnic, and for a number of those years it's been organized by longtime member Rose Clark. Rose is going to do it again this year so we know that it will go off without a hitch. Participants start to gather at the Brighton Rec Staging Area in mid-morning and hit the trails for whatever kind of ride they prefer. It can be a short one or they can cover more distance, as long as they get back to the Staging Area for a 1:30 lunch. BTRA supplies the sandwich fixins' and beverages, and guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. This is always a fun and relaxed event, and it's always well-attended. On a somber note, there was a death at the Brighton Recreation Area in June. It was apparently a suicide and it occurred on the side of the Rec Area that is not occupied by the equestrian facilities. Nevertheless, the DNR management alerted us to the situation and later, we engaged in rumor control for our members. In a subsequent exchange

with DNR management, the possibility of creating an emergency alert system for all users of the equestrian facilities was discussed. In addition, some type of search and rescue operation that could be activated if someone is injured or missing was brought up. This is just in the preliminary discussion stage and it remains to be seen just how a system of this nature might be developed. In the meantime, we'll continue to enjoy our rides at Brighton and will welcome all visitors. Just remember to sign in at the Staging Area and after your ride, help yourself and your horse to some cool water from our electric pumping station. Mark Delaney, BTRA President FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! Just another invitation to all trail enthusiasts to come and explore the trails at our Park. The trails have been continually mowed this season with our new tractor, purchased by the club, to keep the vegetation and insects at bay. Thanks to Ken and Nancy for all the work they do out there for us! There is a trail change approval to extend the trail thru the "pine tree tunnel." This will give a bit more trail thru these pines to enjoy a shaded, fragrant section. We will also have the grill installed at the pavilion this weekend for any who wish to cookout at the trail head. Please note, a manure pit is now located by the outhouse at the trail head and ready for riders use. We would appreciate all trail users putting their manure in the pit and not leave it in the parking lot for others to clean up. Thanks! While you are at the trail head, check out our new kiosk for club news and other information. Thanks to DarylAnn and Judy for keeping this current with news! Other trail news: Parker's Pass, the loop along the creek and Kalamazoo River is re-opened. This might be closed periodically due to muddy conditions and a new gate will be installed by FCHFA to let users know when it's passable. We are also approved by the DNR to put a picnic table and high-line and/or hitching rail up on the curve of the trail next to the river to stop and relax with a sack lunch. We have also put a few rustic mounting blocks up along the trails to assist riders out in the middle of a long ride.



It's getting close to the Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out - September 15-18: 4 DAYS! This is a favorite camping event for many who travel a distance to our trails and is a perfect opportunity to meet old and new friends and stay and explore the trail system. The many new signs and trail work make our trails some of the most enjoyable in southern Michigan. Don't forget all the creek crossings that offer opportunities to cool your horse off while riding. The camp out event fee is the same as last year - $45 for 4 days for members or $60 for non-members, what a deal! If you can't stay that long, just stay for whatever works for you and pay for it accordingly. The event includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, a potluck on Saturday night with pulled pork supplied. Our auction/fundraiser on Sat. night is full of laughter and fun as donated items sell to raise money for trail projects support. DarylAnn will have all in stitches with her auctioneer talent! Manure removal, water, outhouse, picket poles are provided. Corrals may be used also. Go to the website @ www.fchfa.org for info or call Toni Hess for reservations @ 269-781-9688 or Nancy for any questions @ 269-967-3613. Remember, we have 20+ miles of trails, a variety of terrain, creek crossings and trails are user friendly for all ages. Hope to see you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION Is Distance Riding Calling to You? Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge for you and your horse, a deeper relationship and a better understanding of horse and rider fitness. Do you regularly want to keep riding when all of your friends have had enough and are you ready to join some like-minded folks? Does an equine sport where your competitors remain welcoming, helpful, and supportive sound inviting? And maybe it's time to be rewarded for all of those hours you spend in the saddle. GLDRA can help you meet all of these goals and so much more. Our mantra is "To Finish is to Win" and many horse and rider teams ride for the mileage, and not to cross the finish line first. Distance riding can be for any breed and many breed organizations have WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING, cont. their own distance award programs in addition to what you can earn from GLDRA, UMECRA and AERC. If awards are not your thing, but a truer relationship with your horse is, there is nothing like spending hours and miles together, depending on each other, to build that bond. GLDRA offers rides that are 10-75 miles in length complete with veterinary supervision. All of our rides offer both Endurance/ Limited Distance and Competitive Trail options except for the first ride of the season held at Brighton Recreation Area, which is a Competitive Trail Ride only. We also have ready and willing mentors all over Michigan waiting for your questions. August brings us the unique and amazing Shore to Shore Ride August 7-13, ride one day, all days or some of the days as you make your way across the state via horseback. Check out our website for all of the details. And after that is the Metro Park Express ride in Milford, MI on the Kensington and Proud Lake trails, August 20 and 21. Included is a 12 mile introductory ride, so come on out and give distance riding a try! The rest of the GLDRA season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Hamilton. So check us out today, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way! HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Highland Trail Riders is holding their 8th Annual Art Competition and Exhibit “It's All About the Horse.” Art will be displayed at the Huron Valley Council for The Arts in Highland, MI during the month of September. We are accepting 2D hand created art, (oils, watercolors, acrylics, sketches, other mixed media), and original photography. There will be 1st place, 2nd place and runner-up ribbons in both original hand created art and again in original photography. First place winners will also receive a cash award. All submitted art must feature horses or mules, be no larger than 48 inches in either direction, be framed for hanging, (no sawtooth hangers), and be submitted by August 15, 2016. Entry fee is $30.00 and includes up to two pieces of art or photographs. To submit art please send a digital photo in PDF to nbranyash2009@comcast.net. Art

intake will be on August 30th and August 31st, 2016 at the Huron Valley Council for The Arts. Entry fees must be sent to Vickie Banyash, c/o Highland Trail Riders Association at 13890 French Lane, Davisburg, MI 48350 and must reach us by August 20th. Prizes are awarded September 18th, 2016 at an open reception during Highland Heritage Days at the HVCA gallery. Award announcements will be made at 1 pm and refreshments will be served. This competition and exhibit is a major fundraiser for equestrian trails within the Highland Recreation Area. We would love to see your art and/or photographs. Come out and enjoy the festivities of Highland Heritage Days, and see the beautiful equine art exhibit. For additional information visit Highlandtrailriders.com or contact Vickie Banyash at nbranyash2009@comcast.net HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION We would like to thank our members and friends who attended the Annual Summer Picnic Ride! Hungerford Trail Riders Association invites you to come enjoy the trails at Hungerford anytime in Big Rapids, MI. If you are new to our trail system or challenged with identifying a riding buddy to enjoy the trails, don't give up. HTRA continues to offer our new service of providing a Guided Trail Ride. You and your friends can enjoy the trails by having a trail guide come along on your first trail ride, please contact Joan Balk at jbalk72@att.net a few days before your planned trail ride. New riders can also become a HTRA member, join our FB page and let others know what you are looking for in a riding buddy. There is a compatible riding buddy out there! The Trail Derby Competition is in full swing. Members are asked to log their trail miles at Hungerford each month to become eligible for prizes at the end of the season. The Derby log sheet can be downloaded from the HTRA website. Grab a friend and start racking up the miles! Invite your friends and family out to ride Hungerford trails with you next week, next month, and even Labor Day Weekend. Don't keep Hungerford a secret, tell them how much you enjoy the trails. There are many reasons riders should explore Hungerford

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trail system; but here are just a few. Options for overnight camping, day parking area, a group campground, and easy marked trails. The group campground has (8) campsites and each campsite is large enough for a horse trailer/camper, (2) vehicles and (8) people; includes a fire pit and out-bathroom. Advanced reservations for the group campground is required and reservations are made online at www.recreation.gov (type in Hungerford Equestrian Group Camp) in the search box and you can check available dates. The cost per night is $75. Mark your calendar for the Annual End-ofthe-Year Banquet scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd tentative time is 1:00pm. More details as we get closer to the date. Please visit the HTRA website at: www. hungerfordtrailriders.org to view association information or send an email to: (hungerfordtrailriders@gmail.com) if you have questions; or 'like' our Facebook page by searching, 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association.' ~ Happy Trails!! HTRA Executive Board: ~ President, Mike Simcoe ~ Vice President, Joan Balk ~ Secretary, Karen GreenBay ~ Treasurer, Marcie Law ~ Trustee, Greg Hotelling IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Ionia Horse Trails Association's annual election of half the board will be held Saturday, August 6 at 6:30 pm. Please come join us at site 138 in the equine campground (the host site) at 6:00 for a potluck, and we will start the meeting after we eat. IHTA will supply meatballs, tableware, and water. Please bring your dish to pass and your passion for horses, riding and camping. If you would like to have your name on the ballot to join the board, you must first be a member, and then simply tell us (Robbin Stout or myself) you'd like to run and we will add your name to the ballot. Ionia Horse Trail Association is working hard together with our new park supervisor, Trevor McGinn, to increase equine usage at Ionia State Recreation Area. To support this goal, IHTA is hosting a hog roast on Saturday of Labor Day weekend - that's September 3rd. You will be able to track the aroma to site 138 in the equine campground. The WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOC., cont. exact time we plan to carve the hog is not set yet, but it would be safe to assume mid to late afternoon sometime. This will be a potluck, and we will request donations to cover the hog roast and support the horse trails and campground. We will be in the campground with a 50/50 drawing and a poker ride beginning at 10:00 am. Please check back to our Facebook page Ionia Horse Trails as well as our website www.ioniahorsetrailsassociation.org for additional details soon. Our traditional late summer/early fall activities continue again this year. We will help celebrate the DNR Harvest Fest September 23-25, with most of our activities happening on Saturday the 24th. We will have a kids craft time, 50/50 drawing, poker ride, horse and rider costume contest, and apple bobbing for your horse. Just a reminder: The Annual Chili Cookoff is a week earlier than normal this year. We are hoping for a bit warmer weather by scheduling a bit sooner. October 7-9 is the weekend, and our events will take place starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, culminating in the Chili Contest in late afternoon. Again, please check our Facebook page and website periodically for updates. Happy Trails, Kristie Walls, IHTA President KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Kensington Trail Riders would like to thank all the parade riders from KTRA and from Berwyck Saddle Club who rode in this year's Milford Fourth of July parade. The horses were so beautiful and the rider's costumes were so innovative. A special thanks goes to our walkers, gator driver, and pooper scoopers. All the horses did really well with the crowds, the noise and the flag waving. If you missed the July 4th ride, we will again ride in the Annual Milford Thanksgiving/Christmas Parade the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Details will be posted on our Facebook page and circulated in our Infoshare newsletter after Labor Day. Please join us for our upcoming Appreciation Picnic for members on August 13. We will have additional information posted on our website and Facebook page closer to the event. This event is free to members and is

the club's way of saying 'thank you for your support. Also coming up is the Fall Campout and Circle Ride September 23-25, chaired by Kristina Morrison. This is not only an opportunity for you to ride and visit with friends, but to support the Michigan Hay Bank. The Circle Ride (held on Sunday, September 25) is jointly sponsored by Kensington Trail Riders Association and Proud Lake Trail Riders Association. As usual, we will have lunch at both staging areas for riders. Last year our combined ride raised over $1,200 for the Hay Bank. This year we are asking that you come out again and help us help the horse community in Michigan. We will be looking for you! KTRA will be joining Highland Township at their Heritage Festival from Friday to Sunday, October 7, 8 and 9. Our group would like to show community support and we are excited to accept their invitation to participate. KTRA will also be participating in the Novi Expo (December 2 - 4) where we will be setting up a booth, please stop by when you are there. Please join us for our next Board Meeting on September 13 from 7 to 8 PM at Bakers' of Milford. We encourage all our members to come to our Board Meetings and give input. We would love to hear from you on what works; what doesn't; what events you would like to see, etc. We would like you to have a voice in activities as riders and volunteers. As always, if you are out and about on the trails and you see a problem, don't forget to report it on our website. (www.kensington trailriders.org). In the near future we will have strips of caution tape available at the kiosk. When you park at the staging area, grab a few to tie on your saddle. When you're out riding, mark anything that needs to be fixed with tape and report the problem. The tape will make the area easy to see for the park personnel. See you on the trails!

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION We had a wonderful turnout for the Scrabble Ride! 26 signed up and we have 3 new memberships to boot! Welcome Nancy H., Monica and Doug, Megan, Mike, Mitchell Š2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016 (36)

and Amelia R! The weather was bright and sunny all day and we had a great time thanks to all our volunteers. There were a lot of yummy goodies along with the hotdogs cooked by our own President on her handy dandy camping stove - thank you Cindy! She also provided the Scrabble Games, which I must say was interesting and challenging. Our new staging area held all the trailers with room to spare, and the pavilion kept all cool and comfy. I'm looking forward to our next ride October 1st! We also talked about things we could use, one that comes to mind would be Picket posts. Maybury has a new permanent Supervisor, Traci Sincock. She was with Northville Parks and Rec for many years and most recently spent 5 years with the Northville Chamber of Commerce. Welcome Traci! Thanks Kim H for being our temporary superintendent, we will miss you! Oh yes! I'd recommend Fly Bonnets and Bugspray for a ride in the park, there are spots where those little buggers are hot and heavy! Saturday, October 1st - 4:00pm till 8:00pm find a Word in the Woods Ride and Potluck. Campfire to follow, $5 donation. Remember, there is NO hunting in Maybury State Park. Details to follow at a later date. Please come join us to see the new improvements along with the already wonderful and well maintained miles of trails of your Maybury State Park. Located in Northville, Southeast Michigan. Staging area is at: 20145 Beck Rd. just South of 8 Mile Rd. Recreational Passport is necessary. Like and follow us on Facebook at: Maybury Park Trail Riders Association Website: www.mayburytrailriders.org MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING This is such an exciting year for Michigan Competitive Mounted Orienteering. We have seen many new riders come out and try the thinking horse sport. We have seen riders returning after taking a few years off and so many smiles. If you are considering joining our sport, the season has two more rides left. We will be riding in Yankee Springs on August 5th, 6th and 7th for The Honey WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News MICMO, continued Bee CMO. If you need more information on this ride, please contact Trudy Reurink at 616.813.6682. The month of September has no rides, but we will wrap up the year on October 1st and 2nd at the YMCA Camp Eberhart. Please contact Vicki Horsely at 260.244.9913. Unfortunately, the last ride of the year that was to be held at Kensington Metro Park has been cancelled. Our rides are 100% volunteer run and speaking from experience, it takes a lot of time and effort to put on a ride. A great big shout out for the volunteers that have done such a great job making this sport a success! Greg and Linda Wierauch had another successful ride at Elba Equestrian Complex in July. I think this was our first ride this year with no rain or snow. This annual ride is a great way to support their organization Horses for Hope which allows children with cancer to spend time with horses. Many of us know what wonderful healing power horses have and sharing this with children who are battling cancer is life changing. Thanks so much Greg and Linda for all you do, you are making a difference. Michigan has so much to offer for horses and their owners. Be sure to get out there and ride, enjoy a park you haven't visited before, try a new type of competition or attend a clinic about something new. The summers in Michigan are precious and our land is beautiful, so please find a way to get out and enjoy. We would love to see you at a CMO! Happy Trails! Janet MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION The gaited dressage clinic held July 9th at the wonderfully appointed Massman Stable in Mason, MI with Penny Underwood of Underwood Dressage was a well-received event. Even our MFTHBA Region 8 Representative Jen West and her mom, Linda, stopped in to observe for a couple of hours. They had driven from Illinois to Michigan to visit relatives in Battle Creek, MI that weekend. We attracted TWHs, SSH, an Icelandic, a Quarter Horse, and MFTs. Two other women were recovering from their surgeries so just audited. One woman drove from Northern Indiana and the others came from the eastern part of Michigan, except for

Char Ostrom and Missy Schafer of Charlotte, MI. These people are ardent dressage enthusiasts! Everyone learned the importance of proper body alignment, correct rein contact, how to keep their horses going straight, among other things. Penny kept the banter going between sessions with many stories about her past lessons with horses and tough instructors she has had when she was schooling. She happily answered questions during the lunch break, too. Thank you Penny for sharing your expertise! Everyone complimented our association for holding this clinic. Apparently, to get this level of instruction, riders have to travel long distances to other states. Jen West was especially happy that we hosted this event. It shows that this discipline is getting more popular among the gaited population. She hopes that gaited dressage will eventually be offered during the MFTHBA shows. Our next event is the National Trail Ride Oct. 1-9 with the MI Trail Riders Association. You must become a member of the MTRA at least one month before the ride in order to participate. Ride and camp from Goose Creek to Cadillac, MI thru some of the best country Northern Michigan has to offer! Earn a point on this ride toward your MFTHBA buckle by enrolling in the Fox Trot America program via www.mfthba.com. The Novi Expo is coming up Dec. 2-4 at the Suburban Collection Showplace located on Grand River Ave. in Novi, MI. We are considering having a booth there with an MFT to display, too. Are you interested in demoing YOUR horse there? Please come to our next meeting 11AM August 6th at the Italian Oven restaurant in Mount Pleasant, MI and discuss with us why your horse should be presented there. Meanwhile, if any of you need help with showing or training your MFTs, please don't hesitate to contact Char Ostrom (517-5411282), Marilyn Mannino (517-862-6676) or Levi Beechy (989-343-9300). One of Lee Ziegler's (author of Easy-Gaited Horses book) students has a number of 5” bits (English and Western), a bareback pad, a biothane halter bridle, a leather headstall with bit, and two pair of brand new riding breeches, available for sale to members of the MFTA. They can be seen on the MFTA FB page with descriptions and prices. Buyers

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pay shipping. Send payment to Marilyn Mannino. These items can be seen at the next meeting in August. Congratulations go out to Karilynn Noppe on the June 22nd birth of her filly, Josie. Also Missy Schafer and Char Ostrom had foals born April 8th and June 10th by Cotton-Eyed Joe too. Meanwhile, enjoy your MFTS! ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (OREA) Hi riders! Hope you are making plans to compete in our annual Judged Trail Ride, this year taking place on September 10th. Registration starts at 9am. Camp with us the night before and you and your horse will be refreshed and relaxed as you saddle up for the competition. We will have a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, OREA wear sales and food to share as organizers total the scores and prepare for the awards - ribbons and prizes! We hope you join us. A Full Moon Ride is in the works for the weekend following the Judged Trail Ride. Look for further details on these events and our October 8th Fall EXTRAvaganza here or on our website at hadleyhills.com. OREA is a 501c3 organization and welcomes membership of all interested persons. Membership supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed directly from our website at hadleyhills.com or can also be requested by mail. Happy Trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Who shops on Amazon? You can now choose Pinckney Trail Riders Association as the charitable organization your purchases will support when you shop at AmazonSmile http://smile.amazon.com/ We will receive 0.5% of your purchase price quarterly; it's a great way to give back. Just remember to always shop from smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon site to make your shopping count! PTRA 2016 Schedule of Events The Brighton to Pinckney Ride - Saturday, October 8th, 10am (October 9 Rain Date), WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. Brighton Rec. Staging Area, Brighton, MI The PTRA/BTRA Annual Christmas Party Saturday, December 10, 6pm, Cleary's Pub, Howell, MI Please visit us on Facebook for up-to-date information and to RSVP for all of our events. PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION It's August already? Whoosh! Where does the time go! The PLHA is busy getting trail signs, new apparel and swag ready before the Tour The Trails Event September 16th to the 18th. If interested, you can get on the campsite waiting list through Susie at US5495@frontier.com, but remember you can always join us for the day, if you can't come for the weekend! We are very excited to introduce our new trail map that was created by Rich and the MDNR last year with GPS equipment. After several draft proposals of the map, Rich put the final touch to it in July, so we consider it pretty much perfect and spot on. We can't wait to unveil it to the members and riders at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in September. We would present it sooner but we are awaiting that MDNR final approval. But wait! We are still hanging out in the month of August, so let's remind the PLHA members' and local rider's that Saturday, August 20th is the “In the Pink Derby” at the Milford High School Equestrian Show grounds and the PLHA is one of the sponsors for this event. You can find more information about this special event at www.hvec.info under pink derby showbill 2016. The “In The Pink Derby” event raises funds for a great cause and the PLHA does whatever they can to promote it. So we hope you can stop by or maybe even participate. They could possibly still use some volunteers to help out at the event. More information is located at the www.hvec.info web page. We hope that you all enjoy the remainder of summer and have fun on the trails wherever you are and we will look forward to seeing you in September to Tour the Trails at The Pontiac Lake Recreation Area! Thank you for your support! Online at: www.saddleupmag.com

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone! Hoping everyone is getting in a lot of riding days with our beautiful weather. At press time, we will be hosting our Obstacle Challenge Ride. We are hoping this will be as big of a success as our Scavenger Hunt ride was. Our next ride is one that is very dear to us. It is our charity ride that we co-host with Kensington Trail Riders. On Sunday, September 25th both riding groups will be hosting the Circle Ride. This ride consists of riding the loop between the Proud Lake staging area and the Kensington staging area. The loop is a beautiful 11 mile ride. Proceeds will go to a local horse charity. This ride draws a lot of people and it is a great time to catch up with people you do not get to often see or ride with. Both staging areas will have plenty of parking. Lunch will be served at both staging areas. Proud Lake is offering camping on Saturday, September 24th. Visit our website at Proudlake trailriders.org or our Facebook page for more information as we get closer to the event. If you would like to be a part of our email list, you can get all of the latest details about our events by contacting Nancy Efrusy at Efrusy @yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to add you. The most exciting news of all is the addition of our new pavilion in the staging area. Come by and check it out! We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails! SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Our Fourth of July weekend campover was a great time. Rosie Johnson and Linda Kraai were our hosts. Rosie held a “Christmas in July” ride a naughty/nice scrabble ride and a 50/50 both won by Cindy D. On Sunday, the Great Treasure Hunt was held by Wench Linda. Pirates gathered and searched on horseback for the treasures! That event was won by Pat and Jenny. Sleazy Barb sponsored the costume contest for the best dressed pirate and horse. Winners were announced at the potluck. Thanks goes to members Bud and Maureen McLean for purchasing and donating a wonderful grill w/ tank for SHTRA!!! Thank you soooo much.

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Free Youth participation was encouraged. On Monday, a patriotic flag Poker Ride occurred. The staging area was packed and thanks goes to those who provided the firewood and kept the fire going for the group. Speaking of camping...ANYTIME...Don't forget that BOTH RENTAL CABINS HAVE EQUESTRIAN Pickett Poles and connect to the trail network. If you don't have a LQ trailer, are traveling on US -27, or have family members who want to ‘camp with a roof overhead’... check out the possibility of renting one of these scenic cabins. Online reservations are made on the DNR website or call 1-800-44-PARKS. September 2nd-5th will be the Labor Day weekend campover. We'll celebrate the memory of Dennis Austin with glow stick poker rides, Sneeky Snake Ride and Root Beer floats! Of course there will be a potluck and group campfire. Monday will be a Patriotic Ride Game. You don't have to drive up north and deal with the traffic hauling your horse. No RSVP is necessary, but if you are bringing a large group, let us know. Don't forget, you can always cart drive your equines on the south loop. Contact 989-6612541 or check out our Facebook page. Sunday, September 25th will be the Annual Kris Kulhanic Memorial Judged Trail Ride 10am-2pm by The Rangers 4-H Club. There will be 5 divisions to test your horsemanship skills with lunch afterwards. This well attended event is fun, challenging and the cash pots grow every year. Contact Mary at 517-651-6884. There may be optional overnight camping on September 24th, TBA if we have enough requests. October 14-16 will be our Spooky Ichabod Crane weekend. Come and decorate your campsite, costume yourself and your horse and ride The Poker Run. Chili cook-off on Saturday afternoon will be a part of the fun. Prizes by Sleazy Barb Horsewear. For info contact 989-661-2541. Go to our Facebook page or website at shtra.org to stay tuned to our activities. July 16th volunteers gathered to trim trail and gravel low areas. Many thanks goes to Don and Pat Brown, Dave Kline, Scott McCullough, Chanda Donnan, Myron Karsten, Rosie Johnson, Art Jones and family, Sue Chant, Lori Coffin and me. A complete list is on Facebook. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION® OF MICHIGAN WDAMI activities for 2016 have kept us very busy over the past several months! However, 2017 is not far off and our board is already busy planning for the upcoming year. First, please note that the Jec Ballou Clinic that was scheduled for August 26-28 in White Cloud, Michigan has been postponed until further notice. We regret to inform you of this, but please make note. If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please contact Ingrid Brey at ibrey1@hotmail.com. The West Michigan Summer Horsefest is taking place at the Montcalm County Fairgrounds in Greenville, Michigan August 2528. The Showbill includes Western Dressage Classes at all levels, Test of Choice, being offered on Sunday, August 28. The judge is Joanne Coy. Joanne has been participating the Western Dressage Judge Seminars offered by the National organization. The Annual Novi Horse Expo will be held December 2-4, 2016 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Vendors will be selling goods and demonstrations will be taking place over the threeday event. Great time to get out and enjoy the horse world! WDAMI will be planning their third annual Year End Awards Banquet over the next few months. This annual event is a fun time to gather with others and share the excitement of winning awards. If you are planning to submit scores for consideration, please review the Award Guidelines available on our website. Remember that each set of scores can be applied only once toward a Grand Champion Award division that you declare in your entry information. If you are vying for another division title, you would include a different set of scores for consideration along with the necessary paperwork. The National Organization is holding their World Show in Guthrie, OK at the Lazy E Arena, September 29- October 2, 2016. You do NOT need to qualify for this show. More information about the facility, costs, forms etc. can be accessed by visiting www.west erndressageassociation.org and following links to the show information. Lastly, if you have not considered joining the WDAMI, please help us by supporting our

membership. It is a dual membership of $50, $25 going to the National organization and $25 staying in Michigan to help WDAMI promote and plan western dressage activities in Michigan. You can join at our website: www.wdami.org. Get out there and ride! The blackflies in Northern Michigan have ceased their buzzing, thank goodness. Soon we will have a frost and all the bugs will be quiet for another few months! I am looking forward to that!!! YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes, July 13, 2016 This meeting was held at YS Horsemen's campground starting with a potluck meal at 6:00. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:40. Trail Report: Thanks to the Terpenings for removing the downed tree on the 9 mile and trail trimming. A permit has been pulled with the DNR, Game Area, to bulldoze the autumn olive that is clogging the 9 mile. This work will be completed by August 7, 2016. Michigan Equine Liability Act signs update: Skip Burger made a motion to purchase 5 signs to be posted at each trail head, one for events, and one at the Obstacle Course. Carla Walker 2nd, voted on and approved 100. Kathy Taylor will purchase these signs before our next meeting. Judged Trail Ride Update: Everyone seemed to enjoy the event, we had 31 riders which is up from last year. Some suggestions for next year's ride: Offer a pre-registration package with JTR admission, 1 night of camping at YS Horsemen's Campground, and a T-Shirt. Andru Jevicks said the DNR might donate a 2nd night free camping. That would be a great deal! Another suggestion was to get discount coupons from our sponsors for all the riders. Bench Update: Andru suggested we add a 2x6 at the end of each of our bench seats on the underside to prevent warping of the seat boards. Ron had a sample name recognition plaque which will be put on each bench for the board to review, Andru said he thinks there is a DNR guide line for donations and he believes we need to add donated by to the plaques, even if it just says YSTRA and Friends or the company name, Andru will check to make sure and get back to Ron.

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Ron will make a list of what each plaque will say and summit it to Andru for approval. National Horse Trails Meeting: Carla Walker attended this meeting held in North Carolina. If you have any questions about trails, check out this site for some great information. www.trailmeister.com website. Also NC Horse Council offers to their member's insurance which can be purchased for their equine activities, might be something we could look into for future use. Annual Meeting will be held at the YS Horsemen's Camp Ground September 10th with a Pig Roast. There will be Board Member elections, a 50/50 raffle, and Silent Auction. Please bring items you would like to donate to our Silent Auction. Caledonia Western Days Update: Several board members set up a YSTRA table and sold several shirts. They brought a horse for the kids to pet which was a big hit. Next year we will try again. Update from Andru: Our Campers with horses only sign has been reinstated in the YS campground driveway. Thank You Very Much Andru Jevicks! The DNR is running a kid's learning program and the instructor has asked for a volunteer to donate their time and horse for a 101 course in horse grooming. Laura Soper volunteered her horse and time for this project. Andru would like to see our campground ADA accessible and requested suggestions on how this can be accomplished. No new business. Meeting adjourned at 7:30. The next meeting will be held at the YS Horsemen's Camp Pavilion, all members are invited to join the Board Meeting. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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We went to a couple more shows that summer and discovered there was a middle school equestrian team, which she would be eligible for the following year as a sixth grader. We spent the next few years learning the ropes and improving the outfits, tack and ultimately the horses. We’ve been incredibly Horse show mom Amy Atkinson (right) and her daughter Lily Atkinson blessed by the people who have helped us along the way, and continue to be. Lily has spent the last seven years honing her skills, riding a lot of different horses, learning from amazing horse-people, getting lessons, attending clinics, showing a lot and getting involved as a volunteer, 4-H member and teammate. Last year, she began showing her American Quarter Horse gelding Truman, “Invitations Are Good,” as an all-arounder on the Michigan Quarter Horse Association circuit. She also has an AQHA mare, Harley, “Mighty Pretty Storm,” that she does gymkhana classes with. She finished last year as the top rookie rider in the state and in the country. She finished second in the novice youth division with MQHA and third in the open youth division. She has ridden both of her horses at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, finishing in the top 10 in equitation. Her high school varsity team earned a spot in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship the past three years and won the title last year. She earned reserve champion and multiple top 5 and top 10 awards at the AQHA Level 1 Championships held in North Carolina this past May. She’ll be a high school senior in the fall and we’re exploring options for riding in college as well as a degree in pre-veterinary medicine. This sport can take you places you never imagined. It’ll teach your child more life lessons than you could possibly fathom. And the time you’ll spend together is priceless. Lessons we have learned in the horse showing world: Surround yourself with the best people. -Get to know people at the shows. You’ll see the same people over and over again and it’s good to have friends. They will become your show family. -You’ll need help and advice along the way. Be very open to it. -Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. -There are always people that know more than you do about this stuff. Don’t hesitate to swallow your pride, you don’t have to be the smartest person in the room. -Align yourself with good teachers, leaders and trainers. Make sure you like who these people are inside and outside the show environment. They will be making a huge impression on your child. -Horse showing is an individual sport, but it takes a village to make it happen. Give your child appropriate responsibilities when you can. -Teach your child to clean their own tack. It’s not your job, and they will take much better care of their tack if they are the ones

Lessons From A Seasoned Horse Show Parent by Taylor Fabus Over the years through my horse showing adventures, I have had the opportunity to meet individuals that often quietly, selflessly and without hesitation help make the horse show world go round; the horse show parent*. (*Disclaimer, the role of a horse show parent is often filled by more than just a biological parent. There are wonderful role models filling these shoes each day.) It struck me recently while I was chatting with one of these everyday heroes, Amy Atkinson of Spring Lake, Michigan, that someone must share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their experiences. Amy so graciously shared with me many tips she’s learned over the years as a horse show mom. Why was Amy the right one to ask? Let’s read a little bit about her journey before we read her tips. “Seven years ago, we were encouraged by a friend who had grown up showing horses to give it a try. My 10 year old daughter, Lily, had been trail riding for several years. We had an older mixed-breed trail horse, Solo, that was strong-willed, had no ground manners and had never been to a show. Lily had ridden mostly bareback for the first few years and, to this point, had not had a professional lesson. But she had great posture, an amazing seat and was very enthusiastic. I had no idea how that all would translate to a horse show. Going to a show of this kind was something I knew nothing about. I rode hunter/jumpers as a kid and went to some shows, but from what I was gathering, this would be a lot different. And boy, was I right about that. I remember the night before the show. I had no idea what that all entailed, but we all showed up at the barn that evening to get things ready. Long story short, this little trail horse of ours didn’t bathe, stand well, clip or load, so this was going to be an adventure. And, it was. I’ll spare you the details, but it was definitely a three-person job, and in the end we shut her in the stall and left the barn as she banged and banged to get out. I had no idea what we would find when we arrived the next morning. We were up at 4:30AM and to the barn before sun-up. We flicked on the lights of the barn only to discover that our mare had escaped from her stall. The polo wraps from her clean, white legs were unraveled and trampled in the shavings, the sliding stall door unhooked and off the track, and she was wandering around alongside the pasture where her friends spent the night. I’m not sure how she managed to get out, but it likely happened early as she had worn a path near the gate from all her pacing. After over an hour of prodding, we finally got Solo in the trailer and off we went. We bought a western-style shirt and blingy belt at the local tack store, polished up her zip-up paddock boots and found some plain black slacks at JC Penney. Everything else we used was borrowed – the saddle and bridle, the show halter and the black cowboy hat, which was way too big, but nothing a little rolled up paper towel and some bobby pins couldn’t solve. Needless to say (otherwise I wouldn’t have been asked to write this), this first experience went quite well. I didn’t kill the sassy horse, and Lily didn’t get run-over in showmanship, stayed on the horse on the rail, impressed everyone with the obstacles in trail class, came home with a couple ribbons and got encouraging comments from the judges. And so, we were hooked – or, at least Lily was. That’s where the slippery slope began. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016



maintaining it. The same can be said for bathing their horse, too. -Make a checklist and encourage your child to get the trailer and their things organized the night before the show. They should know where everything is and that everything is packed. They’re never too young to take responsibility for their things. -Encourage your child to set goals and help them understand the work it will take to reach those goals. Organization is the key to success. -Have some favorite back numbers and make duplicates of them on card stock so you can get them put on your pads early in the day before it gets hectic. -Pack sun screen, water and food. Make sure your nervous, busy child remembers to eat and drink or they will pass out and fall off their horse. It’s not pretty. -Print out the showbill, entry forms and patterns at home before the show so you have copies at the show and can fill out forms in advance. Set a budget and look ahead at the season and plan for what you want to do. -Horses are expensive and showing horses can get really expensive. There will always be surprises. With that in mind, remember that there are a lot of used tack and show outfits available, so you don’t have to break the bank getting started. You don’t have to be the flashiest person in the ring. A clean, well-kept, tidy outfit and a good hat are always in style. -A well-fitted saddle makes the rider and the horse a whole lot happier and more success-ful than one that doesn’t fit properly. Don’t just get one that looks pretty or is inexpensive. Take the time to find one that fits the horse well. Model good sportsmanship! -Encourage your child to watch others compete. Pay attention to who is winning and watch the way they present themselves and their horses. Take notice of their posture and position in the saddle, the way they handle their space in the arena and the way they ask their horse to move. It’ll serve to be more valuable than you telling them what to do. They can see it for themselves and emulate the winners. -Be encouraging and positive. Going in the arena and being judged is daunting and some kids handle the pressure better than others. -Don’t fight with your child at the shows. Discuss up front that horse shows are stressful for everyone. Be a team and handle the hectic times together. -Horse showing can be a team sport, and when it is, there are all new and valuable lessons to learn. Look for opportunities to join teams with your school, 4-H club, Pony Club or an organized show group through a trainer or barn. Recognize the fact that you can’t control everything. -Sometimes the horse you have is not the right horse for the job. It’s best you come to terms with that versus trying to jam a square peg in a round hole. It never ends well. -Judging is subjective. The judge is in the middle of the arena and they do not have eyes on the back of their head. Most importantly, they are watching everyone in the ring, not just your kid. So when your kid doesn’t get the blue ribbon, there’s probably a good reason.©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016

Lily earned Reserve Champion and Multiple Top 5 and Top 10 awards at the AQHA Level 1 Championships held in North Carolina this past May.

Riding is a sport for athletes. It requires discipline and hard work for the horse and the rider. It’s not for the weak at heart. Lastly, figuring out how to get your daughter’s hair in a tidy little bun that fits neatly below the brim of their hat is a big accomplishment. There should be a ribbon Mom gets for that! I cannot say enough about the amazing experiences that owning and showing horses has afforded my daughter. I am so grateful for the time it has given us together over the years. Without a doubt, she is the person she is today because of the lessons she has learned from this amazing sport. I hope you found these tips as useful as I did! Hopefully, horse show parents – especially the new horse show parents – can save themselves a good deal of time and strife by heeding Amy’s advice! This article was published by Michigan State University Extension. For more information, visit http://www.msue.msu.edu.

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3628 Thornville: INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY for horse farm, conference center or family estate! 3 residences on 23+ acres. Sellers disclosures describes details on each address ans utilities. Next to Windrise in Metamora Hunt. This rolling parcel features a farm house w/updates, six bedrooms, two baths; 2nd "Townhouse" dwelling, 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and 38x26 attached two story studio; restored horse barn, 16 stalls, new metal roof & "carriage house" apartment. Several outbuildings, tractor barn, new roof, pastures, and paddocks!




$695,000. 5186 Curtis: Brick Country Estate. 1st floor master suite w/turret sitting area, and 6 bedrooms. Fin. lower level with full apartment. Morton horse barn, pool, pond & paddocks. 44 acres. $635,000. 4363 Thornville: Custom ranch in Metamora Hunt Country features top of the line amenities. 25 Acres bordering Flint River. Horse barn & three spacious paddocks, outdoor riding area.



Fly Sprays & Fly Masks are in stock! Be prepared for fly season! Socks & Gloves by...


New Wave Dream Fork


$1.00 OFF

The Last Fork You Will Ever Buy!

Delivery Available! WE LOAD FOR YOU!

Equine, Feline & Canine Vaccines

51680 Grand River, Wixom, MI 48393

(248) 348-8310 www.grandriverfeed.com

STORE HOURS: Mon, Tues & Thurs 8am-5pm, Weds & Fri 8am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-2pm, Sun Closed

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Clipper Blade Sharpening We Sharpen Everything! (71)

Shavings & Pelleted Bedding


Horse Blanket Cleaning & Repair FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY

Fiber Luxe Horse Blanket Cleaning

1-800-334-1994 Email us at: flblankets@comcast.net

WestEquestrian Wind

Join Us! Sue Pelto 248.672.3593 4647 East Holt Road Webberville, MI 48892

Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons Children and Adults Welcome – Beginner thru Advanced • Indoor Arena • Top Quality Feed • Heated Observation Room • 16 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • 110 x 220 Outdoor Arena • Heated Tack Room and Restroom • 30 Acres with Daily Turnout • Large Pastures w/3 Board Oak Fencing • Wash Stalls with Hot and Cold Water

Showing on the MHJA & HJAM Circuits

Summer Lesson Special Two Lessons

Only $40 $30 Savings! - New Students Only Expires October 31, 2016

Horses For Sale & Lease www.West-Wind-Equestrian.com Visit us on Facebook “West Wind Equestrian, LLC” ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016



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Dorothy Mueller


Dorothy is a qualified Western Dressage Association of America trainer working with all breeds & disciplines

TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE Beginners through Grand Prix

Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge

Dorothy Offers Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC

CLINICS Available For ALL Breeds Gaited Horses, Ponies & Mules too!

3275 Hagerman Rd., Leonard, MI 48367

www.Facebook.com/western dressage associationmichigan

248.969.2651 • 313.215.1944 www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com


We are sponsored by Nutrena. Ask us about their feeds for horses!

Michigan Horse Council Promoting and Protecting Michigan’s Equine Industry Since 1973!

Michigan Horse Council

Now Offering Liability Insurance To Individual and Family Members A $1,000,000 personal excess liability insurance is included with each enhanced individual or family MHC membership! Individual Enhanced Membership - $38.00 Family Enhanced Membership - $60.00 (We’re sorry that this insurance is not available for equine industry professionals)

For additional information on this valuable addition of insurance and membership applications, visit the MHC website: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com

Learn more about MHC at: www.michiganhorsecouncil.com Michigan Horse Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit corp, and an affiliate of the American Horse Council! ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016



2633 S. Lapeer Rd., Suite D Lake Orion, MI 48360

248.567.6300 Office 248.567.6303 Fax

VALERIE SPICER, BROKER • 248.635.7756 CELL www.SpicerandAssociates.com • Email: valspicer@att.net REDUCED




Exquisite 3 bedroom, 3 bath home nestled on 10.1 acres features over $100k of recent updates! Indoor arena (70x90), 16 stalls, tack room, & hay storage. Large open field in rear is perfect for hay or outdoor arena. For aerial view visit YouTube at: http://youtube/ CBI3NFoy1MI - Offered at $349,900.

Oxford, MI - Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick ranch home. Walkout basement, new kitchen, enclosed back porch and natural stone fireplace. Barn is 30x40 with 4 stalls, electric, water, cement aisle, tack room, hay storage and dog kennel. Large 75x180 outdoor arena and 3 board fencing. Offered at $289,900.



19 gorgeous acres. Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath Colonial home. 20 stall barn, 60x120 indoor arena, observation room, 2 large tack rooms, ample hay storage, outdoor arena, groomed trails. Located on a high visibility paved road, close to expressways. Perfect area to grow an equine business. $374,900.

Amazing location! Across the street from the Village. Over 42 acres of mature trees, rolling hills and lake frontage. This is a perfect setting to build your dream home with private parcel, yet close to all amenities. Offered at $450,000. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • AUGUST 2016




Conveniently located on the Ingham County Fairgrounds

Elastic HorsemanshipTM


“Training that stretches the human so the horse won’t break”

Mon-Sat 9:30 to 6, Sun 11 to 4 Show Weekends - we open 30 minutes before the show starts

1-888-869-0842 Toll Free or (517) 676-3410 Family owned & operated since 1999

Price Match *

On August 1st I am beginning my retirement

Find an item at a lower price? Show us and we will match it! * Some restrictions apply

Thank you to all my clients, friends and their horses. You have taught me so much and made this endeavor worthwhile. See you on the trails! – Trish

732 E. Ash St. Mason, MI 48854




MACOMB, MI 48042




COME SHOW WITH US IN 2016 AT JUSTAMERE! August 7 & August 28

October 16

Hunter/Jumper/Dressage Series Grand Champion of the Day Awarded at Each Show!

Halloween Fun Show Traditional Classes plus Fun entries such as Musical Stalls, The Great Costume Class, More!

For information visit our website at www.justamere.info or contact our show secretary Kathy Biondo at kathysday@wideopenwest.com

Washington Macomb

Not Thru

24 Mile Rd.

Disco 23 Mile Rd. 53 59

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New Haven


North Ave.

29 Mile Rd.




New Haven 26 Mile Rd.




North Ave.


Ray Center

26 Mile Rd.




Ray Ctr.




Chesterfield 94

ANCHOR BAY (Lake St. Clair)



Animal Chiropractic & Light Therapy

WE’RE HERE FOR YOU! Equine * Canine * Feline

Dr. Siiri Krygowski DC, CAC

For more information, visit or call:

www.familytree-chiro.com or (586) 453-3088

28525 Beck Road Ste. 102 Wixom, MI 48393

Chiropractic care and/or integrated light therapy is available with concurrent veterinary care.

Serving Southeast Michigan


Located in Crossroads Business Center (1/4 mile North of I-96)

Safe Secure 24/7 Drop Box Wixom, MI

DROP-OFF PICK-UP SITES Highland, MI Holly, MI • Superior Quality Wash • Quality Repairs • Horsewear Hygiene Treatment • Water Repellent Treatment • Barn Ambassador Program • Rider Reward Club • Pick-Up & Delivery Available for Barns


23 Years In Business!

12620 N. Telegraph, Carleton, MI Just East of 275, Exit 5


Toll Free 1.855.783.6464





BP, all aluminum, 6’9” wide, 7’ high MSRP $12,222




2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 3 horse bumper pull, slant load MSRP $16,870


All sale prices plus freight, & state fees CCD



2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 3 horse bumper pull, slant load MSRP $16,870

MAKE OFFER! 2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 2 horse slant load BP, white & one charcoal available MSRP $14,608


2 horse slant load bumper pull MSRP $13,658

GN, all aluminum, 3H slant, all alum., 6’9” wide, 7’ high two 19x53 windows in GN, rump pkg. MSRP $19,197 MSRP $22,869



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ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

$2.00-$2.50 $2.50-$3.00 $2.75-$3.50

WOVEN WIRE 4 Ft. Tightlock



Woven wire designed for horses with 3”x3” spacing on wood posts

$1.25-1.50 $1.50-2.00 $1.75-2.50


BOARD FENCE 3 Rail 4 Rail

$4.50-$5.00 $5.00-$5.50 $5.00-$5.50

$8.00-$9.00 $9.00-$10.00

2 Rail 3 Rail

$6.00-7.00 $7.00-8.00

Average installed cost per foot of fence (labor & materials) – All prices subject to change without notice.

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