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3rd Annual Saddle Up! Magazine

Summer Writing Contest Children and teens in three different age groups may enter our Summer Writing Contest for a chance to win a gift card to be used at a retail location of their choice. Contestants, write your story about “My Dream Horse Is...” to enter. Entry deadline is July 31, 2018. The staff at Saddle Up! Magazine will choose three winners from each age group. All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place stories will be published in the September 2018 edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. Winners will be notified by phone in advance, and will receive their gift card by mail. Parents may assist when necessary, but please do not write the story for your child.

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GAGLIANO ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF AHC BOARD James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council's (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC's Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past 3 years. “I'm honored to lead the American Horse Council Board and follow the very successful tenure of Dr. Jerry Black,” said Gagliano. “Dr. Black set a very high bar for the AHC, leading the successful transition from longtime Pres. Jay Hickey to current President Julie Broadway, updating the organization's strategic plan, and completing the first comprehensive Economic Impact Study of the United States Equine Industry in 14 years.” Gagliano became President & COO of The Jockey Club in 2010, where he had previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer since 2005. Prior to joining The Jockey Club, he served as Executive Vice President of Magna Entertainment Corporation's Maryland racing operations, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Maryland Jockey Club. Prior to this role, Gagliano served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Greenwood Racing Inc. and worked in various roles during a ten-year stint with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. Since October 2010, he has also served as Vice-Chairman on the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities' Executive Council, representing the Americas. Gagliano was also elected to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Board of Directors in December 2016. “It's critical that the horse industry continue to work to confront crucial issues collectively. The challenge for the AHC in the coming years will be to work to continue to foster collaborative relationships and move the industry forward as a whole,” said Gagliano. Chrystine J. Tauber, Past-President of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), was also elected as Vice-Chairman of the

Board. Tauber was also a founding officer and Vice President of the U. S. Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) for eight years. Tauber is also a Board member of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, and the USHJA Wheeler Museum. Tauber also served as Team Manager for all U.S. teams at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, the 1983 and 1987 Pan Am Games, and for the Show Jumping World Championships in 1982 and 1986. "The USEF is a strong supporter of the AHC's mission to advocate for the social, legislative, and economic interests of the United States equine industry," said Tauber. "As we move forward to confront emerging issues that affect our diverse industry, ensuring that the we have a voice on Capitol Hill is more critical than ever. I look forward to working with AHC Board and staff to advance our newly defined mission and create greater opportunities for the equestrian community in the United States." The AHC Board of Trustees consists of 15 total members: James Gagliano (Chair, The Jockey Club), Chrystine Tauber (Vice-Chair, USEF), Dr. Jerry Black (AAEP), Dr. Glenn Blodgett (AQHA), Marilyn Breuer-Bertera (USTA), Dr. Eleanor Green (AQHA), Craig Huffhines (AQHA), Matt Iuliano (The Jockey Club), Dr. Tom Lenz (AAEP), Don Marean (USTA), Dr. Richard Mitchell (USEF), Bill Thomason (Keeneland), Alex Waldrop (NTRA), Russell Williams (USTA), Joe Wilson (Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America), Billy Smith (American Paint Horse Association), and Jean Ligon (Coalition of State Horse Councils). The full Board of Trustees list can also be viewed at: www.horsecouncil.org/ board-of-trustees/

$5 MILLION BOOST TO EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY FOR VETERANS Friday, June 8, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 5895, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs (VA) Appropriations Act. Per an amendment offered by Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), the House bill increases funds for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) by $5 million. Specifically, the Barr amendment directs appropriators to “transfer $5 million from the VA’s Health Administration’s (VHA) Medical Community Care Account to the Medical ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (18)

Services Account for the explicit use for the VA's Adaptive Sports Grant (ASG) program, equine assisted therapy.” On Monday, June 4, AHC sent a letter of support to House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) urging the committee to rule the Barr amendment “in order” so that it could be adopted on the House floor. By way of background, Congress has already endorsed robust EAAT measures by approving increased funds for EAAT within the FY2018 omnibus. By approving the Barr Amendment to FY 2019 appropriations, Congress reenforces an important commitment to our nation’s warriors when they return from combat. According to a clinical study conducted in conjunction with Columbia University, an estimated 14% to 30% of U.S. veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Congress can help mitigate PTSD by boosting EAAT. The U.S. horse industry employs nearly one million Americans and contributes $122 billion to Gross Domestic Product (GDP). EAAT programs not only provide valuable services for U.S. veterans, but the operations also support jobs for a growing number of working Americans, and “second careers” for horses who would otherwise retire from racing or other working roles. According to a 2017 economic impact study, EAAT supports more than 6,700 jobs and generates $311.7 million in annual revenues in the U.S. If you have questions related to AHC’s support for Rep. Barr’s Amendment to H.R. 5895, please contact Bryan Brendle, AHC’s Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, at 202-296-4031. TIM CAPPS AWARDED 2018 VAN NESS AWARD Each year the American Horse Council (AHC) gives out the Van Ness Award, which is named in honor of the late Marjorie Van Ness of New Jersey, a long-time leader and friend to the horse industry. This award is presented to an individual that best emulates the dedication and commitment of Marjorie Van Ness to the improvement of the horse industry at the state level. Monday, June 10th during the AHC's Annual Meeting, Tim Capps was posthumously named as the recipient of the 2018 Van Ness Award. (continued next page) WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs 2018 VAN NESS AWARD, continued “Tim Capps was intimately involved in promoting the horse industry in two states: Maryland and Kentucky, and was also one of the industry's most staunch advocates,” said AHC President Julie Broadway. “Due to his wisdom, guidance and vision, the collective Maryland equestrian community is today seen by the Maryland government as a legitimate, large, and economically impactful industry.” Accepting the award on his behalf was his daughter, Meredith Capps. "Few are lucky enough to build a career that keeps them continuously engaged and challenged, but my father did just that in his various roles in the racing industry, an industry for which he held deep affection,” said Ms. Capps. “His dedication to this field was obvious to anyone who knew him, and the positive impact he had on colleagues and students over the years is evident. I know he would have been tremendously honored by this recognition from his AHC peers, whom he held in such high regard." From 1996 to 2004, Capps was a Director on the Board of the Maryland Horse Council. He was closely involved with the Maryland Horse Council's issues, goals, and undertakings during this period. He served on various committees, attracting talented and new members, and helping it grow into the organization it is now. His involvement in the MHC was a major factor in every legislative and regulatory success the MHC had during this time. He also served the Maryland industry in other roles such as Executive Vice President of the MD Jockey Club, Executive Vice President of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association, and Executive Director of the Maryland Million. During his time in Maryland he was deeply involved in the development of a muchneeded, strong and effective equine lobbying network in Annapolis to deal with legislation and state-regulations affecting the industry. He was also active in the formation of the Maryland Horse Industry Board, which has grown to become one of the most successful state equine boards in the country. Each of these successes led to the rebirth of the Maryland horse industry during a very difficult period. As the Director of the Equine Industry Program at the University of Louisville, he spent ten years mentoring and molding hundreds of young equine business minds.

His extensive knowledge, experience, and connections within the equine industry provided an invaluable experience for his students. Both his students and colleagues within the industry often referred to him as the “ultimate mentor.” “On the whole, he was an invaluable resource to the entire horse industry,” said Ms. Broadway. “He never missed an opportunity to educate Maryland, Kentucky, and federal legislators and regulators about the economic size, importance of the horse industry.”

NEW OWNER TAKING THE REINS AT EQUINE AFFAIRE On the heels of celebrating its 25th year in Ohio at the event in Columbus last April, Equine Affaire has just reached yet another major milestone – the sale of the company. As of June 1st, Eugenia Snyder, Equine Affaire's founder and President announced her retirement and transition of the ownership and management of Equine Affaire, Inc. to the company's Vice President and Executive Producer, Coagi Long. “When I initially began work on the first Equine Affaire back in 1993, the show was nothing more than a good idea,” Eugenia Snyder explained. The idea for an event that would bring all facets of the horse industry together in an education-oriented, noncompetitive environment was soon enthusiastically embraced by horse people and horse businesses alike, and Equine Affaire quickly evolved into a multi-faceted, mustattend show serving the horse community. Today Equine Affaire enjoys a solid reputation and place in the horse industry thanks to the participation and support of countless clinicians, presenters, performers, farm owners, associations, organizations, retailers, manufacturers, sponsors, and horse people from all walks of equestrian life. “For the past 26 years it has been my sincere pleasure to work with countless individuals and organizations on the 57 events produced since 1994,” Eugenia continued. “I am very proud of what we have accomplished together and will always feel deeply indebted to everyone who has supported the educa©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (19)

tional mission of Equine Affaire through their participation. “Though I will truly miss being involved in Equine Affaire and working with the many wonderful people who participate in and attend the events, I am very excited to see how both the company and events evolve in the future under Coagi's leadership,” Eugenia said. “Coagi Long has been with Equine Affaire for nearly 15 years, and her extensive event production and management experience make her uniquely qualified for her new role as the President and owner of Equine Affaire, Inc. Given her long-time involvement in the company, extensive skills, demonstrated dedication, and significant experience serving as the Executive Producer at recent events, I expect that the transition in ownership of Equine Affaire, Inc. will be seamless.” “It is a privilege to take the reins and carry Equine Affaire forward as we continue to produce the nation's premiere equine expositions and equestrian gatherings for which we have become known,” shared Coagi. “Not only is this a new chapter for Equine Affaire, but also a celebration as we reflect upon all that has been accomplished over the past 26 years both as a company and a cornerstone in the industry.” At this time no major changes in the company's direction or events are on the immediate horizon. The upcoming Equine Affaires in Massachusetts and Ohio will take place November 8-11, 2018, and April 11-14, 2019. “I am leaving the company that I created in 1993 and my many wonderful friends at Equine Affaire with a wealth of happy memories and total confidence that Equine Affaire will flourish in the years ahead,” Eugenia remarked. “I have so much to be thankful for and I expect that Equine Affaire will continue to be an asset to horse people and the horse community alike. In the meantime, I am 'headed out to pasture' for some rest and recreation – seeking some tall grass, the company of good herd mates, and a great place to roll and take in the view. Spend enough time with horses and you inevitably end up looking at things from their perspective!”

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IEA AND NRHA ANNOUNCE CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce that the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has renewed partnership with the IEA through 2020. The affiliation began in 2010. Importantly, the NRHA will continue as the title sponsor for all reining competition and co-host of the IEA Western National Finals held at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition, to show its ongoing commitment to the IEA, the NRHA will be the title sponsor for the newly established IEA Western Semi-Finals being held this year in Harriman, Tennessee and Findlay, Ohio. The NRHA will continue to provide outstanding prizes such as Morrison Bronze and Pewter trophies to the National Finals, as well as a variety of awards at all three finals competitions. The Association will also continue to provide a complimentary associate NRHA membership to all IEA western members. “The NRHA leadership understands the importance of bringing young riders into equestrian sport and our affiliation with the NRHA over these eight years has been nothing short of spectacular. The organization provides memberships and awards to our young riders, but as important, the management team are great collaborators with the IEA leaders and coaches. In fact, Gary Carpenter, NRHA Commissioner is a valued member of the IEA Board of Directors. We so appreciate our association at every level,” said Roxane Durant, IEA Co-founder and Executive Director. “NRHA is excited to continue its relationship with IEA and as the title sponsor of the IEA Western Semi-Finals and the IEA Western National Finals. IEA has clearly established themselves as a fantastic point of entry for middle school and high school aged equine enthusiasts, so partnering with them provides NRHA an unparalleled opportunity to introduce them to our great sport while being in a very visible light.” stated Hayley Eberle, NRHA Manager of Marketing & Outreach,

“Being able to see the young athletes grow as riders is always exciting and we hope that they will continue to stay connected with the sport of reining after they have left IEA.” About IEA: Now in its 16th year, the IEA has nearly 14,000 members across the United States riding and coaching Hunt Seat, Western and Dressage disciplines. The non-profit (501.c.3) IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students and is open to public and private schools and barn teams. There is no need for a rider to own a horse because the IEA supplies a mount and tack to each equestrian for competitions. Its purpose is to set minimum standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school associated equestrian sport programs, to generally promote the common interests of safe riding instruction and competition and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels. For more info, please visit www.rideiea.org. About NRHA: Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere. Visit www.NRHA1.com

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OHIO STATE FAIR ANNOUNCES FINAL CONCERTS Lee Brice, Sister Hazel, Love and Theft, and Welshly Arms to perform at the Fair Ohio State Fair officials have added the final WCOL Celeste Center Concert, country singer Lee Brice, to perform on Friday, August 3. Lee Brice has earned No. 1 hits with “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck” and “I Don't Dance.” In addition, for the first time, the Ohio State Fair is adding big-name artists to the roster of talented musicians performing at its free ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (20)

Main Street Stage. Traditionally featuring Ohio-born musicians and up-and-coming performers from around the country, the Fair has added nationally-recognized groups including Sister Hazel, Love and Theft and Welshly Arms to its line-up of entertainment. Sister Hazel's most successful single, “All for You,” hit No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The group has continued to produce their alternative blend of country, southern rock and pop for more than 20 years. As duo Love and Theft, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson launched their career with the No. 1 country smash hit “Angel Eyes” and Top 10 hit “Runaway.” Cleveland's Welshly Arms recently released their 2018 full-length debut No Place is Home. Between stops at some of the country's greatest music festivals including Summerfest, Firefly and Lollapalooza, Welshly Arms will perform in their home state at the Ohio State Fair. All tickets for WCOL Celeste Center shows purchased in advance at www.ticketmaster. com/ohiostatefair include free admission to the Fair. Tickets will not be required to attend the three "big free concerts," which are included with Fair admission. Concert and Event Series in the WCOL Celeste Center The Beach Boys Wed., July 25, 2018, 7 pm, $30 Reba McEntire Thurs., July 26, 2018, 7 pm, Sold out TLC / En Vogue Fri., July 27, 2018, 7 pm, $30, $25 The Commodores Sat., July 28, 2018, 7 pm, $25 Trevor Noah Sun., July 29, 2018, 7:30 pm, $35 All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert* Sun., July 29, 2018, 1 pm Casting Crowns Mon., July 30, 2018, 7 pm, $25 The Rat Pack is Back* Tues., July 31, 2018, 12:30 pm KIDZ BOP LIVE 2018 Tues., July 31, 2018, 6:30 pm, $15 Brothers Osborne Wed., August 1, 2018, 7 pm, $25, $35 Jeff Dunham Thurs., August 2, 7 pm, $40 WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs OHIO STATE FAIR, continued Lee Brice Fri., August 3, 7 pm, $25, $35, $50 Styx / Cheap Trick Sat., August 4, 2018, 7 pm, $35, $45 Sale of Champions Livestock Auction* Sun., August 5, 2 pm Big Free Concerts at Main Street Stage Sister Hazel* Sat., July 28, 8:30 pm Welshly Arms* Wed., August 1, 8 pm Love & Theft* Thurs., August 2, 8:30 pm *Tickets are not required for these shows The following options are available to purchase tickets:

Ticketmaster online – Visit www.ticketmaster.com/OhioStateFair Ticketmaster by phone 1-800-745-3000 Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Unless otherwise noted, there is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show on the first day of sale. Please note that Ticketmaster no longer offers retail outlets. The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2018 Ohio State Fair will run July 25 - Aug. 5. For more information, visit the official website at www.ohiostatefair.com, or call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.

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Hay Before Grain? By Eleanor Blazer | www.horsecoursesonline.com It's feeding time and the horses know it. Feed buckets are rattling; there are nickers and the banging of hooves against gates. In most stables the concentrate or “grain” is given first – to satisfy the immediate need and calm the stable. Even if hay is given simultaneously, the concentrate will be eaten first. But is that wise? First, we need to understand some basic facts regarding the equine digestive system. Horses are designed to utilize forage; they are animals that graze – requiring a constant trickle of long-stem fiber moving through the digestive system. The chewing of forage produces saliva which helps buffer the production of acid in the stomach. A horse with access to adequate amounts of forage will produce five to ten gallons of saliva a day. The more he chews the more buffering agent he introduces into the stomach. The bulky mixture of forage and saliva helps protect the delicate lining of the upper stomach region from the acid. Without this protection gastric ulcers can form. Studies have shown lesions can occur in less than 12 hours if stomach acid is not kept at bay. In order to get the protection long-stem fiber and saliva provides against ulcers, an adequate amount of forage must be fed at least an hour before the grain or concentrate portion of the meal. Tossing in a flake of hay and then feeding grain 10 minutes later is not going to be of any benefit. Plus, the horse will probably not eat the hay as he knows the grain is coming in a few minutes. After the feed leaves the stomach it enters the small intestine. This is where starch, complex sugars, protein from the grain portion of the diet, fat, fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, and E), and most minerals are utilized…and then it is on to the large intestine where the remaining material enters the cecum. The cecum is a fermentation vat. Within the cecum are microbes and bacteria that aid in the digestion of cellulose and fiber. If excessive amounts of starch and complex sugars reach the cecum (instead of being utilized in the small intestine, a condition known as cecal acidosis can occur. The starch and sugar accelerates the fermentation process leading to a high acidic level. The acid kills the beneficial bacteria and microbes which creates a toxic environment – resulting in diarrhea, colic and possibly laminitis. We do not want this to happen. Feeding high starch grain or concentrates on an empty stomach will allow it to move through the equine digestive system quickly – possibly reaching the cecum before becoming fully digested in the small intestine. The presence of fiber (forage) will slow this movement. Management and choice of feed can lessen the chances of horses developing gastric ulcers or cecal acidosis…or both. In a perfect world our horses would be allowed to roam and graze – as nature intended. But few domestic horses have that option. The alternative is to allow plenty of turnout time with access to freechoice long-stem forage (hay) and offer a low-starch concentrate that provides the nutrients that are lacking in the forage. Feeding schedules should be small frequent meals in a 24-hour period, instead of two large meals – morning and late afternoon. Many stables feed the evening meal around 5 pm and the next meal not until morning. This guarantees an empty stomach and digestive tract by breakfast, unless an adequate amount of forage was pro©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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energy that you'll need during the clinic. Check things out a week or two before the clinic, including loading, so you don't run into problems the morning you try to leave. While I went over the trailer I neglected to include enough practice time loading Ruger into the new rig. It was quite embarrassing to need help loading at the end of the clinic! Don't Be Afraid: If the clinician asks for a volunteer, step up! Be the guinea pig. Let the clinician use you and your horse for every example possible. Sometimes you'll look like a star. Occasionally you won't. But you'll learn something and gain valuable experience. Don't Be Shy: You've taken time from your busy schedule. You've paid to participate in the clinic. Don't disappear into the crowd. Ask questions. If you're struggling with an exercise, ask for help. Ask for an explanation if you don't understand the directions. Ask the clinician to observe your maneuver and critique your performance. Most clinicians want and like riders who are hungry for knowledge and want to learn. Spectating Can Be Great: My much better half, Celeste, audited Ty's clinics while I rode. She learned a tremendous amount by doing so, and is looking forward to attending Mulemanhip I and II with her Icelandic horse next year. Yes, Ty helps horses with people problems just as much as he helps mules. Without the pressure and responsibility of riding herself, she could still grasp the concepts and see Ty's techniques played out on multiple animals. You can learn more about Ty Evans and reserve a spot at one of his upcoming clinics, if you're so inclined, at www.tsmules.com. As always, to find new places to ride and camp, as well as how to have more fun while you're there, visit www.TrailMeister.com.

Going To A Clinic By Robert Everole www.TrailMeister.com Horsemanship clinics have become quite the to-do amongst us in the equine world. More and more people are attending clinics of various types and flavors in hopes of improving their horsemanship skills. Indeed, most of my friends have been clinic attendees at some point. As usual I was late to the party. My first equine clinic experience occurred just recently with Ty Evans of TS mules. It was fantastic. Ruger (my horse) and I both learned a lot and are looking forward to attending another in the future. I wish I had attended sooner. If you're interested in becoming a better horse or mule person, don't wait as long as I did. So why attend a clinic? I had three main goals in mind when I signed up for the Ty Evans Mulemanship clinics; instruction, investigation, and socializing. Ever since my encounter with gravity last year riding hasn't been as pleasant, not because of anything Ruger did, but rather because of the nagging worries and “what-ifs” that I felt when on him. After meeting Ty in person last year, I knew that he would be an excellent resource to help me get joyfully back in the saddle with good form. And the socializing side of the equation? The clinic was hosted by the North Idaho Saddle Mule Club, which has a reputation for feeding people very well. Attending Ty's clinics was an inspiring, motivating and very fulfilling event, both for riders and spectators. I was able to observe, explore new ideas, and immerse myself in being a better horseman during the entire event. It was a great opportunity to learn from a renowned professional, expand my horsemanship skills and grow as a rider. With that in mind here are six tips to help make your clinic experience even better than mine! Know What To Expect: Contact the clinician directly and visit their website to learn what will be covered at the clinic. Do the areas covered coincide with your aims? If you want to improve your riding, then a clinic that consists of solely ground work might not meet your needs. You wouldn't want to take a green colt to a horsemanship clinic where everyone is expected to ride. Ask if the featured clinician will be the person teaching the clinic. Some “big name” clinicians may only make an appearance; farming out the actual work of conducting the clinic to an understudy. I'm glad Ty was there teaching the entire time for both of the clinics I attended. Your time is precious, and money is hard to come by. Make sure you're signed up for the right clinic to meet your goals. Be Physically and Mentally Prepared: Riding in a clinic could require being in the saddle up to eight hours a day. If you and your horse are weekend warriors, this could be quite taxing. An animal that's been lounging in the back pasture for the past year before being taken to a clinic will keep you from taking full advantage of the scheduled activities. Start getting you and your horse physically and mentally “legged-up” before the clinic date rolls around. Being physically fit and prepared will help both of you get the most from your clinic experience. I signed up for two back to back clinics (Mulemanship I & II). By the end of each day, Ruger and I were both exhausted in every sense of the word. Make Sure Your Trailer Is in Order and Your Horse Loads: If your trailer has been sitting for months, it's time for a good look over and perhaps even some maintenance. Your horse hasn't been loaded for a while and a bit of practice before the event will save time and ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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Horse Association & Trail Riders News sion of animal drawn carts through heavy wooden vehicles for hauling freight and early boxy royal conveyances to the elegant carriages and coaches of the “Gilded Age.” American carriage builders had an advantage over their European cousins since native BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO woods – hickory, poplar, and elm – were Bad Weather Doesn't Stop Black Swamp lighter and lent themselves to stream-lined, Driving Club Fun. Storm warnings June 3rd comfortable vehicles. may have kept BSDC members out of their The Murrays pointed out that at the turn of carriages but didn't deter them from a festive the 20th century, there were about 25,000 afternoon at Ann and Wayne Leighteys' farm carriage and wagon building companies in near Upper Sandusky, Ohio. Because of the U.S., but by 1920 the number had dwinthreatening weather, the potluck was moved dled to a few hundred. From the Civil War into Pahl's Farm Market barn. A delicious through WWI, thousands of wagons and smoked BBQ pork loin roast, surrounded by ambulances were needed. Studebaker, all things freshly picked strawberry – pies, South Bend, IN, had one order for 50,000 ice cream with strawberries, cakes, etc. – wagons. Dana Martin Batory, author of highlighted the meal. Buggy, Carriage, & Wagon Makers of During a short meeting, the Higgins family Crawford County, Ohio, was on hand to announced that due to health issues their provide autographed copies of his book. Al June 16 drive at the Wyandot County Reserand Angie Hohenbrink, Bobbe Polvony, Mary voir had to be cancelled. During discussion Elliott, Linda Spears, and Mary Thomas about the reservoir, several members volunenjoyed the evening's activities. teered to check on the trails that are there. At the conclusion of club business, one of the Attending the annual Michigan Horse Drawn Leighteys' grandchildren demonstrated how Vehicle Association show, held Jun 8-10 in she hitched her pony. Everyone enjoyed Metamora, MI, were Jackie and Mike interacting with the farm's turkeys and their Minges. In spite of heavy rain, the show went chicks, the cute donkey foal, and all the on. Minges won the driving derby, but adorable pygmy goat babies that make because of the weather, had to withdraw from further competition. visiting the Leighteys’ so much fun. May 11-12 found several BSDC members at The annual Byers Woods drive is slated for the Great Lakes Area Driving Series (GLADS) July 22 at the park south of Ashland, OH. arena driving trial held at Windy Knoll Farm, Hosted by May Ann and Jeff Tock along with Sullivan, Ohio. Competing were Jackie Mary Thomas, the drive features trails Minges, Bobbe Polvony, Mary Thomas, and through woods, around ponds, and over Mary Ann Tock. Sue and Roger Murray, Molly prairies. Parking is in the adjacent JVS lot, and Dale Owen, Mike Minges, and Jeff Tock and the shelter house nearby has electric helped the participants and enjoyed watch- available. The potluck will start at noon, followed by lots of driving and socializing. ing the event. The Spring Fling held Memorial Day Week- Other upcoming events: end at the Hoosier Horse Park, Edinburg, IN, Aug. 19: Day of Driving, Knox County Horse attracted Al and Angie Hohenbrink and Park, Mt. Vernon, OH Jackie and Mike Minges for driving fun. They Aug. 25: Potluck and Horse-Drawn tour of Ft. enjoyed the various trails, the driving derby, Wayne, IN, with the Will Stevenson family and the challenging combined driving Sept. 9: Parker Bridge drive, Emmons family, hazards. Hohenbrink drove her mare to first Upper Sandusky, OH place in her division in the driving derby. Sept. 23: Coon Hunters Drive, the Murrays, “A Brief History of Carriages” was presented Tiffin, OH by Roger and Sue Murray May 29 at the Bucyrus Public Library with the Bucyrus Oct. 2-7: The National Drive, Hoosier Horse Historical Society hosting the informative Park, Edinburg, IN evening. Beginning with a look at ancient Oct. 28: Hayride and potluck, Mary Elliott chariots, the Murrays showed the progres- and Linda Spears, Galion, OH ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (24)

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION We hope that everyone is enjoying our Michigan summer. We had to suffer through some challenges this spring but now we are basking in sunny days, warm temperatures, and surrounded by greenery – as in green trees, green grass, and even green weeds. Even though that green grass needs to be mowed every few days, we're still squeezing in a lot of riding on the trails at Brighton and other places. Since the bugs are not out in full force yet, this is really the best time of the year to be in the saddle, and we hope that all the trail riders in our state are taking full advantage of this opportunity. In last month's column, we mentioned that one of our Board members was retiring and now we'd like to say a little about our new member, Mary Pisko. Along with her husband, Jeff, Mary has been active in BTRA for several years and has attended just about every event and work bee that we've held. When she heard that a vacancy in the Board was coming up, she threw her hat in the ring and as it turned out, was unanimously voted in. We look forward to the contributions she will make to our organization. In May, a big event took place in Lansing, titled the Equine Legislative Day. One of our Board members, Penny Wilson, was there and represented BTRA. Delegates to this event visited the offices of all our legislators and provided them with information on the equine community in Michigan, ranging from recreational riding to competitive events to horse-related businesses. Space limitations don't allow a detailed report on all that includes, but here are a few tidbits: There are over 188 thousand horses in Michigan and 1.2 million household in our state contain horse enthusiasts. The recreation sector (we trail riders are part of that) adds $321 million in value to the state economy and supports almost 6700 jobs. This kind of information is important when it comes to educating the public in general and specifically our lawmakers. What we represent and the extent to which we contribute to Michigan's financial health needs to be better appreciated. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. Now, back to our own stomping grounds. Our “Celebrate Spring” event in May came off without a hitch and our annual membership meeting was lively, with lots of questions and discussion. The biggest announcement related to the development of an additional staging area at Brighton. This has been in the works for some time and will provide closer access to the western portion of our trails. It's not open for business quite yet, but we hope to see it in full operation soon. In addition to the election of our new Board member, all the current Board members up for re-election returned to office. We're fortunate to have a well-seasoned and motivated group of folks serving our organization. A Summer event coming up is a camp-out and ride in July. We're calling this our “Let's Go Visiting Ride” and we'll travel to another trail riding venue for the day. We'll report on that later. In the meantime, and as always, we welcome all trail riders to the Brighton Recreation Area. Come to our outstanding staging area, enjoy our many miles of trails and if you wish, spend a night or two in our equestrian camp ground. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

includes breakfast on Sat. and Sun. and a potluck with pulled pork on Sat. evening. There are picket poles, corrals are allowed. water for the horses, manure removal and new outhouse. The fundraising auction Sat. night is full of laughter as everyone bids on donated items. Bring something if you can, horsey or not and join the fun. All monies go directly back into our endeavors at the Park. Riders may notice cleared sections in strips along some of the trails. This is the State looking for old munitions from decades ago of Fort Custer being a military training facility. These are Not new trails! Please stay on the marked horse trails during this time. Metal and munitions are being found and dealt with around our trails and the lakes. There is no danger to anyone, just a study the State has chosen to do at our Park. Visit our website at www.fchfa.org for information concerning the September Camp Out or our calendar of events for upcoming workdays and ride/potlucks at the trail head. All are welcome to join! Call Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613 for any questions. Come explore our trails! They are groomed, the woods are cool and the creek crossings so refreshing for the horses. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary

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FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! First, a BIG THANK-YOU!! to all equestrians that made it to our May Spring Camp Out Event. We had close to 30 rigs with the campers and day riders that came to enjoy the 4 days of camping and beautiful Spring riding. Once again, the Whitford Lake event area was a lovely place for camping, friends, food and especially the great trail riding. Pancake breakfasts got everyone up and going with coffee to boot! The potluck on Saturday filled our bellies with all the good food everyone brought. Our camp outs would not be the huge successes that they are without YOU! The next chance to camp at Fort Custer will be September 13-16th for the Annual Fall Camp Out. This is just $45 for 4 days for members and $60 for non-members. It ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Successful Poker Ride Campout – May 2018 Thanks to everyone who came out to support HTRA at our annual Poker ride camping weekend. While the weather was not completely cooperative we still had a great time! At the request of our participants we switched to Kroger for the chicken at the pot luck dinner which was an improvement. We are happy to report we will be staying with this vendor for future events. The first equine only camping segment (April 20 – May 21) has ended. The next equine only camping dates are Sept. 5 – 30. It is imperative we show camping usage during these time frames or be in danger of losing (25)

these exclusive dates. Please spread the word to all your equine friends and camp as often as possible. Keep in mind, the park is open for day riding year-round with parking available at the equine staging area. Be sure to mark your calendars for our next event – Horseshoe Hunt camping weekend September 7-9. Stay tuned for further details. We will keep our website and Facebook page updated with the latest events. More info at www.highlandtrailriders.com. We look forward to seeing you!

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Your board of directors of Ionia Horse Trails Association met on Tuesday, June 12th at our new pavilion. We had a successful Memorial Weekend introducing our pavilion, playing Trail Scrabble (a word scramble game), having our traditional Poker Ride and 50/50 drawing. Thank you to all of you who supported us! Membership Contest – If you were a member in 2017, first you need to RENEW!!, then encourage your friends to JOIN. They should write your name in the margin of their form. We will have a drawing on July 14, after the Forbidden Trails Ride. The winner gets a gift certificate for two nights camping at Ionia. Forbidden Trails Ride – We Ride on Saturday, July 14! Come camp with us all weekend and enjoy new games on the trail. If you registered early, you'll receive a commemorative t-shirt the day of the ride. Flyers and registration forms are on the website. Ron & Carla Walker will be your hosts! Please print off the registration form from the website at: ioniahorsetrailsassociation.org. Our membership form can be found on the footer of every page of our website. Chili Cookoff Weekend – October 5-7, with the Cookoff on Oct. 6th. Come join us for a weekend of great riding, beautiful color, and even better food! We'll be waiting for you at the pavilion! Upcoming meetings are, Tuesdays, July 12 and August 14. Hope we see you there! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News MiCMO MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Trails Day at Maybury June 2nd, sponsored by REI, was a wonderful success! There were approximately 60 volunteers! It was nice and cool. We had a couple crews for the horse trails, Dennis on our new chainsaw, Debbie on the new weed whip (Thank you, Highland Equine Conservancy!), John on the Machete, Carla and I on the loppers and hand saws. Dayna and George reposted the seasonal sign on the Maggie Trail and went over and worked on clearing the Napier Equine entrance. Thank you for showing up and suiting up! Thank you, Friends of Maybury for the tasty lunch of pizza, salad and dessert you provided us; it hit the spot after a good morning clearing trails. We are having a problem with renegade mountain cyclists on the equine trails at Maybury, instances where the riders have been abruptly dislocated from their horses, and several near accidents. We have been working closely with the park on the situation. They have locked the Napier entrance because of this problem. We equestrians now have to register with the office, 249349-8390, to get the code to open the lock. They have provided us with mounting blocks and hitching posts on both sides of the gate to assist us riders. It is a shame that it has come to these measures, but safety is of the utmost importance. We are working on improving signage to educate the trail users and mis-users. Be careful! September 29th will be our Fall scavenger Hunt Ride at 1pm. Please put that date in your calendars! You will need a recreational passport when driving into the park. For more info, check us out online at www. mayburytrailriders.org, Facebook, or contact me at crispurslow@yahoo.com or 248-9125238. Oh yes, and please, if you visit Maybury, sign the registry book at the kiosk in the staging area, just so they know how many of us enjoy the park. For more info an other Maybury State Park events check www.mayburystatepark.org or call 248-349-8390. Christina Purslow, Membership/President ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING What a great June ride! The weather was wonderful, it cooled down from the heat wave we were having. Despite the mosquitos, 44 riders headed out on Saturday to hunt for the stations and find the hidden plates. As always, the food at the potluck was amazing with plenty of laughter. The Freedom Riders and Trail Stompers are leading the pack already with strong finishes at Silver Creek. For the short course Grandma's gang is leading the state early in the year. Points for year end awards are calculated using your top five rides and placings. Melissa Fox is leading the nation currently for individual short course team. Brandi Apol is also doing fabulous as an individual running the long course, holding onto the second place spot nationally. There are a lot of rides left for the year so come on out and challenge these great teams and individuals. We will be south of Grand Rapids again in July as we have a CMO at Yankee Springs on July 7th and 8th. July 21st and 22nd we will support the Horses for Hope program at a benefit CMO at Elba Equestrian Complex. In August we will call Ely Lake home for three days on the 10th, 11th and 12th. If you would like to attend any of these rides, you should make reservations at the appropriate campground. Day riders are always welcome, and you do not have to reserve a spot to ride until the day of the ride. We love new riders and will work hard to make sure you understand the sport before you head out on the trails. You can find the rides listed in Saddle Up! Calendar of Events or at www.nacmo.org. There has been a late addition to the calendar that we are all very excited about. We will be going back to Three Rivers this year to visit Camp Eberhart on October 6th and 7th. There are limited stalls available and pens will be allowed. Thank you Vicki Horsely, for putting on another ride. Please contact Vicki by email at vickihorsley@yahoo.com with any questions about this ride. For the newcomers that have joined us at the rides this year, thank you! We hope you all had a great time and will come join us again! I hope to see you on the trails! Janet (26)

MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION The July 21 & 22 Obstacle Clinic at Morning View Farm located at 3075 Turkey Trail in Ionia, MI is fast approaching. There are still a few openings. Trainer/Kentucky Horse Park Obstacle classes winner/Eaton County Mounted Unit volunteer, Susan Williams, will teach 16 people and their mounts (8 beginners in the AM and 8 more advanced in the PM) how to safely get through those obstacles that may be encountered when out riding. MFTA members pay the discounted rate of only $160, while all others pay $175. Included in the price is a stall, a bag of shavings, a rustic campsite and the Saturday night trail ride. Some spots are still available so get your full payment in ASAP! Susan has an awesome indoor arena to ride in, so the weather won't be a problem. In-hand horses are also welcome! Go to www.michigan foxtrotters.com to print off the reservation form. Auditors are encouraged to attend, too! We have six participants in the Versatility Program. The competition between everyone is encouraging all to do as many different things as they can to win an awesome prize. Member Cindy Fonken of Arkansas, who won the 2017 Top Trail award with her horse, Seven, recently posed for a photo at the MFTHBA Spring Show in Ava, MO. Congratulations again! Ride with us on the MFTHBA/MFTA National Trail Ride set for August 11 & 12! It will take place at Scheck’s Trail Camp near Traverse City, MI. Contact Kathy Kruch 989.390.1838 for more info. If you are an MFTHBA member, you will receive one point for participating. The Levi Beechy Clinic held in April was a success! Julie Parliament won the speed trail obstacle competition! Everyone learned so much from Levi! Chuck Fanslow serenaded everyone around the campfire with wonderful songs, too. MFTA rides can be set up anytime. Post them on the MFTA Facebook page. Let others know where you will be riding so they can join you! Contact Kathy Kruch for more info. Our next meeting will take place 11am, Oct. 27 at Wheel Inn restaurant in St. Johns, MI. Have a great summer fox trotting! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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MICHIGAN TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION The trail riders have been busy, all trails and camps are cleared!! We are into the riding season. Our first MTRA ride, the Blossom Ride, was a great time. This year we stayed in the Luzerne Trail Camp for 5 days of riding and socializing. The highlight was a pig roast and potluck, great food and company. All appreciated this venue for our spring ride, as there were over 70 horses registered. Our first June shore to shore trophy ride finished June 10th. This ride is a measure of conditioning horses and riders as there are no layover days. The riders rode from Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The second June shore to shore trophy ride started June 15th. This ride sees more families, as school is out and there are layover days. Starting at Lake Michigan, it ends June 30th at Lake Huron. Our next ride will be August 11-19 and is designated the family ride. There are three camps that will be utilized with 5 layover days. Many activities for youth riders are planned and there is fun for all. Hope to see you on the trail!

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ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (OREA) Deerfly season has arrived. Hardy folks will still hit the trails, but OREA will host no events during July and August. Mark your calendars to be sure you don't miss our annual Judged Trail Ride, scheduled this year for September 8th. You'll find some new twists on perennial challenges followed by lunch, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction and prizes for adult (two) and youth divisions. OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership directly supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed from www.hadleyhills.com or mailed to you upon request. Find us on Facebook at OREA – Ortonville Recreation Equestrian Area. Questions? Looking to ride with someone? Call/text me or leave a note on our website's Contact tab. Happy Trails! Karen DeOrnellas, OREA President 913.660.8012 (call/text).

PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDER'S ASSOCIATION We are enjoying our greatly improved staging area which includes a pavilion, vault toilet, large parking area, an improved hand pump well, new kiosk, new grill, mounting blocks, picket posts, and a gate for the back field. Much thanks to all, but especially Pinckney Trail Riders Assoc. President, Sue Armstrong and Chuck Dennison, Pinckney Recreation Area manager. Thank You To All! Our 2018 work bees were very successful and the trails looks great for this season's riding, thank you so much to all who have contributed to the trails, this is how we get it done! Continued trail maintenance is an ongoing effort, financially and physically. Please join us out on the trails for a couple of hours when you can and definitely support us with your membership AND by buying flowers in the spring. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (27)

All sign posts and maps have been added to the trails, so finding your way around them should be easier than ever. BIG improvements have been made to the metal bridge which leads to Hell so horse riders can ride into the gorgeous pines and also to Hell for ice cream, beer and a burger. Our 2018 events are now online. Visit us at www.pinckneytrailriders.com.

PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION What's a little rain? What about a full day of it! You have just got to love the loyal horse campers at Pontiac Lake who still made a rain-soaked day/weekend filled full of fun! We all came together for the Welcome Summer camp weekend and celebrated in a rain drenched FUNdraising Saturday gala with lots of poker ride winners, a big pot luck and one of the largest 50/50 raffle prizes we ever collected. Rich, our awesome trail boss lead the way starting Friday to laughter and good eats all weekend long. He raised the bar in 50/50 raffle ticket sales to just short of $500.00! WAY TO GO RICH!!! Sally, Mary and Gina, our PLHA campground hostess team kept things rolling along in the PLHA trailer, tempting riders with new PLHA apparel and encouraging winning poker ride hands. It's always nice when a team of friends come together and the PLHA board and members all came together to make the weekend a huge success despite the weather and missing our event boss Susie. She was home Saturday due to a bout of vertigo. Her laughter and sense of humor was missed all day and the entire camp applauded her Saturday night at the potluck and I'm positive she could hear that thunderous clapping and cheering all the way at home! The next camp weekend event for the PLHA is Tour the Trails in September, so be sure to get on the waiting list with Susie if you don't have a site. They do open up and Susie does fill them. We also would like to remind you that the August 18th “In the Pink Derby” Fundraiser horse show presented by the HVEC needs WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S, continued volunteers! The Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association is passionate about this fundraiser that supports the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Mammogram program and will give away commemorative IN THE PINK Derby volunteer T-shirts to the first 25 signed up and committed volunteers by July 31st. Call Theresa Bisque directly at 248-390-6862 or email her at stbisque@comcast.net and sign up to volunteer for the IN THE PINK DERBY fundraiser August 18th. Come join the PLHA team as we cheer on the participants at this wonderful fundraising horse show event! THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING SUPPORT! Have a great summer & happy trail riding! CR

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS Thanks to Host Marsha Korrock for hosting our Memorial Day Weekend. Chanda Donnon, Lori Coffin and friends organized Saturday's Poker Run with yummy treats for horse and riders. Great idea. Pat Brown organized Sunday's sweet poker run for Peeps. Congratulations to all winners. At Saturday's potluck, we enjoyed Lori's awesome pulled pork. Tammy won the 50/50 and donated it right back to SHTRA! Thanks to all who brought yummy potluck foods. Chanda and friends held an arts and craft session with tie dye shirts for all who wanted to get messy. Cute results. To Don, Scott, Linda, Todd, and others that pitched in and helped. Thanks, if you helped cut firewood, set games, cleared PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS tables, sell apparel, put out signs or helped Hello Everyone! Happy Summer!!! We just Marsha K. table sit and register participants. want to thank everyone for coming out for our We had nearly 30 rigs that stayed and Galloping Gourmet and making it such a huge camped. With the heat, it was a long but very success. Due to the weather (it rained the busy weekend. The staging area was full first few hours on event day) we had to with many day riders. Congratulations to 7 switch things up a bit, but it was still a great new members who signed up. Welcome! turnout and a lot of fun. We had record The spring work bees had the staging area number campers for this event and it seems and trails looking good after all the rain we we will never run out of room due to our overflow camping area. What a great bunch have had. Thanks gang, you make SHTRA a group to be proud of. When trail conditions of people! are poor due to mud, please ride the south Our second event will be Sunday, September loop as it's surfaces are more solid. 23rd with camping all weekend. This ride will be our Circle Ride where you will ride from New for 2018, SHSP offers 5 adjacent walkeither Proud Lake staging area or Kensington ins for hikers and bikers lake rustic sites near staging area and ride the circle that connects the cabins. One separate equestrian, hiker or them both. Lunch will be served at both boater site has been approved for the lookout places. Camping will be at Proud Lake start- area! It has a picnic table, fire ring and outing Friday, September 21st. Camping is house. It is a walk-in, boat to or ride to site for always full of pancakes, movies, campfires preregistered users. If interested, go online www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800and lots of riding. 44-Parks to register for a site. If you want to All of our events are open to everyone. You do horse camp when there is no special event not need to be a member of our group scheduled at Sleepy? Don't have an LQ (although we would love for you to be!) We trailer? Try renting either the modern cabin or have people that come out without horses rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” just to hang out and socialize. Everyone is weekend, call 1-800-44-parks or go to welcome and we look forward to meeting up www.midnrreservations.com. It's easy and with our old friends and making new ones. fun to rent a SHSP camp w/pickett poles If you would like to be added to our email list overlooking the lake. If want to bring your to be reminded of upcoming events please dogs to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for email Nancy Efrusy at efrusy@yahoo.com. a $10.00 fee. When you visit Sleepy Hollow's Nancy Efrusy, Proud Lake Trail Riders Horseman's staging area please notice a new ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (28)

sign-in log box! Connor Brown's Eagle Scout project will be to use your suggestions and gather feedback from all multi users. Please take the time to record your visitor info for the DNR and us. Next campout will be July 20-22 for Lazy Days. Come camp and just ride. Call 989661-2541 for more information. On August 31-Sept. 3, a long weekend for Labor Day, MHDVA will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend. Saturday Potluck and Sunday will be Root Beer Floats. Sunday, Sept. 30 is the 15th Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. This is a 10-obstacle fun horsemanship event w/cash back, a lunch but no camping. Host Mary Mallory. Come and have fall fun at the 2nd Explore the Hollow weekend October 19-21. We'll have special access to certain hiking trails, a unique poker ride, potluck and campfire. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes, June 13, 2018 This meeting was held at the YS Horsemen's Campground and was called to order by Ron Walker at 6:30. Ron then led us in our pledge of allegiance to the flag. Judged Trail Ride June 23rd: The Committee had their meeting and the obstacles have been determined. Still need more volunteers, call or text Ron Walker at 616-437-0747 if you can volunteer for this event. There will be a lunch following. Volunteers meeting at 8 am, Registration starts at 8:30, first horse on course at 9:00-last horse out at 11:00. Three miles of trail with 10 obstacles. Trail Report: It was reported there are a couple of logs down on the 6 mile and the 9 mile needs the autumn olive cleared back from the trail in areas. A special thanks to Ken Terpening and Curt Walls for hiking out on foot to remove a large tree from the 9 mile. No new trail development updates for the game area due to scheduling conflicts. Charity Quilt: Thanks to the Back Country WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Trail Riders News YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Horsemen who came to camp at YS and purchased $100.00 worth of tickets. Land Manager Update: More sand has been delivered to the campground which needs to be moved into the corrals. The Friends sign was ordered and the hand sanitizer dispensers came. Andru also sent our request for a Spur Trail to someone different in Lansing as there had been no progress so far with who it got sent to first. Andru also talked with the new Assistant Parks Chief, Jacki Blodgett, regarding getting electric into the YS Horsemen's camp, she will check to see what grants are available to help with this project. He also talked with Consumers asking they rework their quote for electric into the campground. Andru also asked if we were sure we wanted the road signs to the campground from Hastings Point and Gun Lake Rd. he said they were taken down long ago because the road was so bad they wanted to route people on the pavement. As the road is not as bad now as it was Skip Burger made a motion the signs be replaced, Carla seconded, voted on and approved 12-0.

Andru also agreed to locate some limestone for the corrals for a base then we will put sand on top. If this doesn't hold up we will install mats in the corrals. Work Bee scheduled to build corrals on 3 more sites July 21st starting at 8:00 am on sites 11, 17, and 22, all help is welcome. New Business: John D. asked about getting a generator in camp, it was decided to wait to see if we can get electric to the campground, if we can't, then we will research a large generator to run electric to some of the campsites. Next meeting will be held at the YS Horsemen's Campground, July 11th. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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Our fear might be due to some type of intense or traumatic experience we have endured, or even witnessed. These incidents can affect our perspective and mind-set and create blocks to our progress. Pulling our attention back to the present moment, instead of reliving the bad experience can help alleviate some of the fear. If it seems impossible to draw our attention and awareness to the present moment, some coaching or counseling can help reduce the fear response and make more room for enjoying the experience. After explaining the value of fear, it becomes less important that the resistance is due to fear or intuition. The best news is that honoring that reluctance to go forward with our plans until we change something, is the healthy answer for us and our horses. Both fear and intuition are letting us know that something is amiss, and we can give ourselves permission not to judge why we're feeling that way, just to acknowledge the information and make a decision. We need to look at either as information and figure out where we need to maybe fill in a hole where there wasn't education, experience, or support. After we figure out what the missing piece is, it is much easier to get the appropriate resources, take our next best steps, and have more fun with our horses! Kimberly Cardeccia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has loved horses for as long as she can remember and has over 35 years of horse experience. She combines her professional skills with her passion for horses in order to help individuals surpass the mental and emotional blocks that continue to limit their experience of life. Kim is a strong advocate for horse welfare in animal assisted interventions. She mentors facilitators and future facilitators on their journey of partnering with horses. Visit: www.Confidence ThroughConnection.com

Fear or Intuition? By Kimberly Cardeccia | ww.ConfidenceThroughConnection.com One of my favorite parts of my work is helping people increase their level of confidence and have more fun with their horses. On these journeys of education and self-discovery, the question often comes up about how can we tell if what’s causing us to pause in our forward momentum is intuition or fear? When I am asked this question, I recognize and take advantage of an opportunity to explain a little bit about fear. Generally, fear gets a bad rap in the world of horses. For example, you are not supposed to let the horse know you are afraid (yeah, right) and if you have any fear, you are just supposed to suck it up and get on with things. However, fear is not the enemy. There is a reason that we have our fear and sorting it out will help us understand how we can move past it to get closer to the goals we desire. Fear serves a purpose. It lets us know of danger and tells us to avoid certain things. There are circumstances where this can save our lives. Even if we are not in imminent danger in the situations with our horses, fear is still letting us know that something isn't right. It might not be right with us, or it might not be right with our horse. Either way, our fear gives us information, and we can utilize that information to make educated next best steps for ourselves. After alleviating our fear, we can confidently move ahead on the journey toward our goals. Our fear might be because we don't have enough skill level to master the tasks we are pursuing. In which case, it makes perfect sense to hire an instructor or coach, to help educate and mentor us. Having eyes on the ground, or someone right there next to us as we do groundwork, might offer enough support to help alleviate the fear. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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Common Issues of Older Horses By Dr. Eleanor Kellon | www.uckele.com With a lifetime of good care there is no reason a horse can't remain active and useful well into their 20s, or even longer. However, just like us, there are some health issues that become more common as a result of the passage of time. Joint disorders and digestive complaints are two of the most common. When thinking about joint health, our tendency is to focus on cartilage, but many other tissues can be involved. The horse’s body is equipped with mechanisms to repair damage as it occurs. It doesn't just pile up over time. Problems can occur when the damage overwhelms the healing capacity (e.g. serious trauma, very hard work) or when regenerative capacities slow down due to age. Most horses fall in the second category. The big three of joint support supplements – hyaluronate, chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine – are involved in helping maintain the homeostatic mechanisms that protect chondrocytes (cells producing cartilage) from things like oxidative stress. MSM and hydrolyzed collagen have similar properties. They also help with maintaining a normal balance of potentially damaging enzymes in the joint fluid. Regular antioxidant supplementation benefits the older horse by working with the body’s own antioxidant defenses to help alleviate potentially harmful free radicals. Ingredients in this category include grapeseed, bromelain, olive extract, Devil’s Claw, Curcumin and Boswellia. Older horses are likely to benefit from additional support for soft tissue/connective tissue and bone from silicon (as the bioavailable orthosilicic acid), vitamin C, copper and hydrolyzed collagen. Key nutrients for both collagen and hooves are L-lysine and L-methionine. Hooves also benefit from zinc and biotin. Older horses may face several challenges in digesting their food. Natural wear and over aggressive dentistry can lead to loss of the enamel ridges on their chewing surfaces. There is also a change in the angle of the chewing surface which reduces the force of chewing. Although not investigated in horses, ageing can result in decrease in stomach acid production and pan-creatic digestive enzyme activity. Older horses also often have reduced numbers and diversity of microorganisms in their intestinal tract. When chewing is an issue, switching the diet to one based on hay cubes, pellets and/or a complete feed, fed thoroughly moistened or even as a “soup”, is highly beneficial. Adding psyllium to every meal improves ease of swallowing and is also prebiotic. You can leave hay available to keep the horse busy unless choke is a problem, but don’t count on it to supply significant calories. Digestive support from digestive enzymes can help with small intestinal absorption of nutrients. These may come from enzyme preparations such as Pancrelipase and pepsin. Bacterial and yeast fermentation products are also rich sources of digestive enzymes as well as growth factors for beneficial organisms. The best probiotics are a blend of bacterial strains and yeast. The number of live organisms is extremely important. 1 CFU= 1 colony forming unit= 1 live organism. You need to think in terms of tens of billions to have an effect. Ageing has its challenges in some key areas, but the correct choice of supplements can help the horse maintain and function more youthfully. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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at it, walk patiently by it, or swerve around it at high speeds, that scary object will always be a horse eating monster. Fletcher, my broke, yet overly observant ranch horse, has a hard time getting over anything he determines is just not supposed to be there. He can lope up to stubborn cattle and walk through thick trees, but that lawn mower was not there yesterday, and it might come after him. After enough consoling, Fletcher might believe that the world is OK again and we can go on with our day. Sometimes I just wonder, you saw that this morning, I promise nothing eats little sorrel horses. The barn cat That cat is not a nine-pound cat. It is a 150-pound mountain lion that they saw on the movie Flicka after bedtime. It does not matter if the horses see that grey cat come through the main barn door everyday possibly carrying a critter to give to the dog. The moment that cat enters through a different door or climbs down from the hayloft, it is a black panther ready to pounce. That part of the barn must be avoided or else they will be attacked. Horses know and see everything, and if they heard it from their friends, saw it on TV, or read it on the internet, then they must be right. That dog-swatting less than ten-pound cat is dangerous. Horse dreams I once read somewhere on the Internet that horses do not dream about winning an Olympic Gold Medal, the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity, the Triple Crown, or the National Finals Rodeo. Instead, they probably dream about their day of eating grass in the pasture. I am sure that is what Violet’s dreams consist of in addition to visions of her flying over the land of cookies that belongs to her and only her, consistent with real life. If the horses fall asleep at shows, it is comical to watch them eventually wake themselves up. They act as though they were dreaming about being at home and suddenly found themselves at a show. They resemble kids who drift off in class and wake up in a stupor shouting “Where am I? What happened? How long has it been? It’s only been fifteen minutes?” Favorite songs If people get songs stuck in their heads and have favorite ones, horses should go through the same thing too! Some owners leave the radio on during the day or while they are riding to leave the horses’ something to focus on and help them relax. This should imply that if a radio station plays a song on incessant repeat, the horses must get tired of it! They must also have favorite stations that play certain genres they enjoy. Big shows often play energetic music such as rock or pop to pump-up the riders, but I would think

What Are My Horses Thinking? By Shelby Agnew | Email: shelby.saddleup@gmail.com Like most horse owners, I always wonder about the thoughts that enter my horses' head, or lack thereof. Since we may never really know what our four-legged partners think, I constantly create stories that make sense in my own head about my horses’ thoughts and views on the world. The horse trailer Oh, the magic box that travels through space and time to transport the horses from home to someplace else and usually back again. They do not know the way it works, they just know that all they must do is walk in to their spots with hay and poof, they are at a show or back home. If a horse is being trailered to a new home, maybe they find themselves in a land far, far away. Sometimes there are disruptions in the force – potholes or bumpy highways – and the trip may take a long time, but if their friends back home could just believe it, that little box is magic! Us, the humans, the horses’ owners Some believe we are the horses’ parents, their moms and dads, because after all, we do feed, clothe, and bathe them, as well as put a barn roof over their heads and send them to school – the trainer’s. Personally, I believe my horses regard us as their servants that are here to take care of them, particularly Violet who is our most food obsessed horse. She knows that if her servants are five minutes late to bring her in or they bring her in last at night, that is a problem! Violet does not realize that pawing at the gate until we finally put her halter on is not why we bring her in. We bring her in because it is dinner time and we cannot leave her out all night. To her, we might be pretty slow, but pawing always ends up working in the end. I guess she just cannot get good help these days! I imagine Violet might believe the house is the servants’ quarters and that is why she does not go in there, she is the “high and mighty queen” of the barn. When we are gone and cannot feed, I wonder if Violet tries to convince the girl (her new servant) who comes to do chores that she needs an entire bale, at least half a bag of grain, and unlimited cookies. Little does Violet know that her feed card is on the front of the stall to prevent any extra food coercion. That scary object Maybe it’s a plastic bag, a loud noise, or a gremlin that eats horses for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sometimes it seems that no matter the amount of times we stop to stare at it, check it out, sniff it, snort

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needs different things to think about. That helps make the scary objects and boogeymen go away. Right now, we go over ground poles, around cones, barrels, poles, and the cattle’s feed tub in the arena, while working up to flying lead changes. Afterwards, Fletcher and I usually work the (real) gate to walk around the cow pasture as a mini trail ride. Since all of these relax Fletcher and he seems to enjoy these, riding is not so dull, and I would like to think that he does not mind actually spending time with me before he goes back out with his buddies. What if they are not thinking? Like people, every horse has its moment, or two, or three. Similar to people (I am no exception), horses do not always listen. It appears horses can get caught up in thinking about something they probably should not be, or maybe nothing much at all. I am sure every person is guilty of this. Franklin, our most exuberant cutting horse, seems guilty of travelling to outer space when there is a cow right in front of him, resulting in him needing to be reminded that he should come back down to Earth to think about his job again. Maybe if we try to remember that horses have blank minds, just like us on certain days, we might understand our trusting mounts a little better. Every day, I love interacting with my horses and connecting with their temperaments more and more. That is partly why thinking up stories about what goes through my horses’ heads is so entertaining! Illustrating my horses’ thoughts indulges my imagination and my love of them. Even though I know they are not people, it is fun to attach a little more personality to them in the small ways I notice when being around them. ~ Shelby Agnew

that this would add to the horses’ awareness of the show’s atmosphere. Maybe if a horse hears a specific song that they like, they put their game faces on, knowing that it is time to get serious. Maybe if they need to quiet down, a nice slow country song by George Strait would soothe them, just like some of their humans. Riding If people can become bored with going around in countless circles, horses can too, especially smart ones. Riding should be fun for both the horse and rider, but if the activity is the same exact thing every day, especially if it is simply going around the arena, the horse will soon lose interest. This is why I have been trying to create different exercises for Fletcher since he is just so naturally smart that he

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The turning aids always start with the leg because it controls more of the horse. Pressure from the outside leg aid is applied behind the girth. This causes the horse to move away from pressure to turn. The outside rein is used against the neck (called a “neck” or “indirect” rein) and acts as the horse moves away from the pressure of the rein. Apply this rein aid by “turning the key” with the outside rein neck/indirect rein so it touches the entire neck. Avoid crossing the rein over the neck when applying this aid. Use a pulsating pressure with the hand turning the key according the gait you are in. Your Next Step… As you begin and are turning, the turn must be supported with the bending aids: 1) the inside leg: gives a light supporting pressure right behind the girth, 2) the inside rein: supports so horse's head and neck stay flexed slightly inward. As you look at the horse's head toward the side you will be turning, you just want to see his eye. The inside rein stays open action to keep the head and neck flexed. Interesting enough, if you are using your aids correctly, the inside rein should be the lightest and least prominent aid given while turning. However, it you turn with the inside rein and you will feel the horse heavy and resisting. What sensation do you have in your inside rein when asking your horse to turn? Until then, follow your dreams… Visit Lynn Palm online for more training articles, DVDs and books at www.lynnpalm.com or call 1-800-503-2824. Lynn is also available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Attend one of Lynn’s “Ride Well Clinics” at a location near you, or join her at Fox Grove Farm in Ocala, Florida.

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Bending and Turning Aids by Lynn Palm | www.lynnpalm.com The goal for both the bending and turning aids is to control the horse's body position and balance. While working through this newsletter series and at recent horse expos, I have gotten many requests to describe in detail the role of these aids. This issue is so important; I want to review the nuts and bolts of how the bending and turning aids work. Let me start by explaining how the bending aids work to control the horse's body. Besides being used for speed control, the leg aids (along with the seat) control 2/3 of the horse – from wither to dock. The right leg aids are the right calf muscle and lower part of the right leg. They control the right side of the barrel, right hip, and right hind leg. The left leg aids control left side of the barrel, left hip, and left hind leg. The rein aids control the remaining l/3 of the horse from poll to wither. The right rein controls right side of the horse's head and neck, right shoulder and right front leg. The left rein controls the corresponding parts on the opposite side of the horse's body. We call the inside leg the “bending aid.” On a curve, the rider applies inside leg aid pressure slightly behind the girth and the horse. The horse, through his learning and instinct, moves away from the pressure of the aid. This “curves” the barrel by compressing the muscles on that side as the spine curves in the direction of the turn giving what we call “bend.” When the rein aids are applied, the horse gives to the rein pressure and flexes his head inward. His neck slightly bends and the shoulder slightly moves to the outside. This curves the spine from the poll to the wither. Can you see why they are called the bending aids? The outside leg and rein aids are also important to support the bend. In order for the bend to be balanced, the horse moves his body toward the outside aids. There has to be a slight pressure with the outside leg, slightly further back from the girth than the inside leg. This supports the horse so his hips don't swing outward, but stay slightly in. This keeps his spine curved on the bend through the hip to the top of the tail. The outside rein is against the neck. It has three functions: to support the head so it doesn't flex too far inward, help keep the neck from bending too much, and make sure the shoulder doesn't go out. Now let's look more closely at the turning aids and how they control the horse's body. Most commonly all riders (including me) want to turn with our inside rein. Many riders do just that, pull their horse's head toward the direction they want to turn. What could be simpler? A horse will turn that way, however, if he is turned only with inside rein, it puts all of his weight on the inside front leg. His hips will swing out and away from the direction of the turn. This method of turning only leads toward getting poorer and poorer responses from the horse. Typically a horse who is turned this way will begin pulling back against the inside rein, resist by putting his head up, not turn or turn too sharply to the inside, or turn with an excessive amount of bend in his neck. None of these scenarios represents a horse in balance. To turn correctly you must get the horse bending correctly first. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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The International Mountain Trail Course Association The International Mountain Trail Challenge Association or IMTCA is an organization that promotes the ideal trail horse where a rider of any skill level can enjoy riding in a safe manner. The IMTCA will oversee standards of judging rules, obstacle and course standards, registration of horses, licensing of horses for competition, member services, updating rules and services as identified and promote great horsemanship. Defining the sport of mountain trail and extreme mountain trail Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail both showcase the perfect Mountain trail horse. Perfection is epitomized by a horse that is bold, confident and moves forward in a natural gait that is safe, and covers ground as if it were on a long days trail ride. The horse and rider should be able to willingly assess and enthusiastically navigate new obstacles with finesse and in a safe manner. Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail are related sports. Both sports are judged events designed to show the confidence, boldness and athletic ability of all breeds and all disciplines of equines, while being challenged by trail obstacles. In IMTCA challenges, contestants are required to navigate a course with at least six approved obstacles and no more than sixteen. Mountain Trail requires navigating obstacles at a flat footed walking pace. Extreme Mountain Trail requires more obstacles at a faster pace. Extreme Mountain Trail is not a race, but the combination of loping, cantering, trotting, jogging and/or gaiting makes this sport move along at a faster pace than Mountain Trail. The IMTCA Judging System is recognized as the leading format for judging an equine event that combines technical and stylistic elements coupled with consideration of “degree of difficulty.” Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail have flourished and expanded over the years in the USA, Canada and Europe. Challenges and events are now held in all of these countries. The IMTCA Executive Committee will be aligned with other worldwide equine associations to accomplish common goals and to continue to expand the sport of Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail into the international arena. What to expect at a challenge Competitive events for Mountain Trail and Extreme Mountain Trail are know as a “Challenges.” A Challenge tests a horse and rider’s ability to navigate both natural and manmade obstacles safely and with technical skills that demonstrate great horsemanship. Each Challenge has three levels of difficulty that are designed to challenge, but not intimidate riders. Attire and tack required for participating must be neat, clean and in good working order. The overall purpose of a Trail Challenge is to promote good horsemanship skills and provide an educational venue for equestrians. A Trail Challenge tests a horse and rider on their ability to work as a team and navigate obstacles which they might experience on a trail. A Trail Challenge can be a lot of fun and improve the relationship of horse and rider by introducing them to new experiences. The horse and rider will encounter various obstacles during a Trail Challenge. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

Sometimes they will encounter difficult trail situations which will better prepare the horse and rider in the real world. Through education and experience, riding becomes more pleasurable, while safety and fun are encouraged. IMTCA judging rules Each obstacle is judged on how the horse and rider work together. This working together team should negotiate each obstacle with calmness and patience, moving safely through the obstacle. Horses should show awareness, be attentive, and not spook, shy or spin. The horse should not stumble, tick or clip an obstacle. The partnership should demonstrate the ability to pick its way through the obstacle course when obstacles warrant it, and the horse should willingly respond to the rider’s cues on more difficult obstacles. It is important the horse exhibits good manners, responds to the rider, and demonstrates quality of movement. Horses should be relaxed and not display resistance. Credit will be given to partnerships negotiating the obstacles with both style and appropriate rate of progress, providing correctness is not sacrificed. Merits are secondary to safety. The judge has the right to ask the rider to pass an obstacle if he/she feels it will be unsafe. Control of the horse must be maintained throughout the event at all times. Stallions may compete in adult classes. No youth shall exhibit a stallion in any class. The minimum age of a horse to compete in hand is 6 months, and under saddle is 2 years, or the affiliate’s country standard, as determined using the standard January 1st age progression (a horse born in April is considered 1-year old on January 1st). IMTCA Challenges coming to Ohio this August! August 18th – Buckeye Horse Park 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, Ohio. Regional Qualifying Challenge, open to all breeds and disciplines. August 23rd – Creek Side Horse Park 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, Ohio. Regional Qualifying Challenge, open to all breeds and disciplines. August 24th & 25th – Creek Side Horse Park 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, Ohio. Mid-West Regional Challenge. Must pre-register online at: www.creeksidehorsepark.com To learn more about the IMTCA, visit them online: www.imtca.org or find them on Facebook, email: imtca.info@gmail.com or call the IMTCA office 360.269.6156. (37)

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JULY 2018 JULY 3 – Thumb Area Kids & Critters 4-H Club Open Twilight Speed Show. Enter 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, Caro, MI. For showbill contact Jackie Garner 989.302.0191 (text), or tuscolacountyfair.org JULY 6 – Gratiot Agricultural Society Twilight Show Series. 7PM start. Gratiot Ag Expo Fairgrounds, 932 S Pine River St, Ithaca, MI. Contact Angie Bailey 989.875.4686 call/text, email: bailey_angie@hotmail.com, online at: www.gratiotagriculturalsociety.com JULY 6-7 – Ingham County Leader’s Open Show, Fri 6PM, Sat 8:30am. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South end), 700 East Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Debbie Bingham 517.488.1340, horse committee chairman. JULY 6-8 – MI Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call 517.655.4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com, online at: www.michigan appleblossomclassic.com, or on Facebook. JULY 7 – Boots & Bridle 4-H Club Open Show, 9am start, $4.00 per class. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, 188 Park Dr., Caro, MI. Contact Amy 989.683.3271, visit Facebook or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org JULY 7 – Branch County Saddle Club Speed Show. Expo 3pm, show 4pm. BCSC Show Grounds, 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. Contact Chip Shafer 517.677.8480, or Doug Holcomb 517.932.8450 or find us on Facebook JULY 7 – Hillsdale Lions Club 60th Annual Bill Jackson Open Speed Show. 4pm start. Entry: $5.00 per age division/open, Pee Wee $2. Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, 115 S. Broad St., Hillsdale, MI. Contact Ellie at 517.260.1012 JULY 7 – It’s A Red Thing Fun Series. Pleasure AM, Speed PM. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie at 616.427.9514, horse1sam@yahoo.com, or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org JULY 7 – St. Joseph County 4-H Horse Council Open Gymkhana Show. 9am start. $500 added money. Expo Barrels: 8am-8:45am, $3.00 ride. Horseman’s Saddle Club, 21388 CentrevilleConstantine Rd., Centreville, MI. Contact Shirel 269.506.6390, or Brooke 269.535.4655 JULY 7-8 – American Horsemen Challenge at OBar Ranch. 608 Kubacki Road, Gaylord, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

JULY 7-8 – Buchanan Westerners Open Horse Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com JULY 7-8 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info JULY 7-8 – FQHR MI Horse Show. Show for FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horen 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or www.michigan-fqhr.com JULY 7-8 – Let’s Rodeo CMO. NACMO sanctioned, MiCMO event. Yankee Springs Horseman’s Camp, 10100 Dufy Rd. (GPS directions only) Middleville, MI. Contact Brandi Apol 616.889.0660, brandiapol@gmail.com, www.nacmo.org or find us on Facebook. JULY 7-8 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show. English and Western Dressage classes. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Jordan Kroll 586.703.7690, email: wynfarm@gmail.com or www.wynfarm.com JULY 8 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, tchamilan@yahoo.com, online at: www.tcha-milan2.webs.com or find us on Facebook. JULY 8 – Wayne County 4-H Horse & Pony Summer Show, 9am start. Wayne County Fairgrounds, 10871 Quirk Road, Belleville, MI. Contact Melissa 734.751.1022, email: heylis529@yahoo.com, or online at: www. waynecountyhorseandpony.com/forms.html JULY 9-13 – Horse Camp on Mackinac Island. 10am-3pm daily. Bring your swimsuit too! Mackinac Comm. Equestrian Center, 3800 British Landing Rd., Mackinac Island, MI. Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinac horses.org, visit: www.mackinachorses.org JULY 10-11 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Manchester Community Fair, 220 Vernon St., Manchester, MI. Fair Dates: July 10-14. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or www.gosebra.com JULY 11 – River Run Horse Shows Pleasure Series, 6:15 PM start. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 Hudson Street, Lowell, MI. Call 616.394.4018, find us on Facebook or online at: www.riverrunhorseshows.weebly.com (41)

JULY 13-15 – Eastern MI Arabian Assoc. Show III. Closing date: July 7. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Email: emaasecretary@ gmail.com or visit: www.emaa.org JULY 13-15 – Lisa Terry Berrien Show. AQHA, MQHA approved. NSBA dual approved points. Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 U.S. Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Contact MQHA 616.225.8211, info@miquarterhorse.com, or visit us online www.miquarterhorse.com JULY 13-15 – MI Hunter Jumper Association B, Pony & C Show. Meadowview Farm, 9914 Vergennes Street SE, Lowell, MI. Call 616.897.9944, or online at www.mhja.org JULY 13-15 – MI Reining Horse Assoc. Liberty Derby. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI. Contact Deena Dunkle 989.233.7157, or email: deenadunkle @me.com, or online at www.mrha.org JULY 14 – Kenowa Saddle-Ites Open Show, 9am start. $125 added! Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville, MI. Contact Karla Kuiper 616.318.9033, or visit us online at: www.kenowasaddleites.webs.com JULY 14 – Ride For A Cure Benefit Open Show, 9am start, $4.00 per class. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, 188 Park Dr., Caro, MI. Contact Lori 989.551.5898, visit Facebook or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org JULY 14 – ShoMe Equinox Open Fun Show. Smaller venue, great for beginners. Equinox Farm, 855 N Hickory Ridge Rd., Highland, MI. Contact Ericka Utz 248.212.8890, email: shomeshowoffice@yahoo.com or visit us online at: www.shomeshows.com JULY 14 – Working Equitation Schooling Show. Rach Riding Academy, 3380 Morrow Lane, Milford, MI. Contact Keria Rossin, mgr. 413.281.2407, email: karia0429@yahoo.com or visit: www.rachridingacademy.com JULY 14-15 – Bluewater Pleasure Horse Association Show. All Weekend’s have High Points. Sanilac County 4-H Fairgrounds, 210 N Dawson St, Sandusky, MI. Visit us online at: www.bwpha.com, or find us on Facebook. JULY 14-15 – Glass-Ed Dressage Shows. Entry closing date: 6/5/18. Online entry available. Willow Tree Equestrian Ctr., 61087 14th Ave., Bangor, MI. Call Karin 269.470.5007, email: karinbielefeld@gmail.com, or online at: www.glass-ed.org

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Show & Event Dates JULY 21 – Glass-Ed Rainbow Riders Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 6/12/18. Online entry available. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 South Hudson St., Lowell, MI. Contact Linda Cooper 616.260.1470, email: linda_cooper @amway.com, or www.glass-ed.org JULY 21 – Mackinac Horsemen’s Association 20th Anniversary Fun Show. Mackinac Comm. Equestrian Center, 3800 British Landing Rd., Mackinac Island, MI. Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online: www.mackinachorses.org JULY 21 – Metamora Summer Hunter Pace. Gorgeous trails, pastoral fields and quiet dirt roads. NEW Location: Crescent Ridge Farm, 5128 Barber Rd., Metamora, MI. Contact Diane Kangas 248.842.3094, Facebook or visit: www.metamorahunt.com JULY 21 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. Broke Back Hills Cutting, 7420 Turk Rd., Brooklyn, MI, 517.403.0985. OCHA Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or online at: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com JULY 21 – WMAHA Community Horse Show, 8:30 am start. All Breed Classes. Berlin Fairgrounds, 2008 Berlin Fair Dr., Marne, MI. Sherry Nugent 616.446.7429, email: sinugent 6078@yahoo.com, or visit www.wmaha.org JULY 21-22 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres. 5347 Grand Blanc Road, Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com JULY 21-22 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com, www.cmha.info JULY 21-22 – Horses For Hope CMO. NACMO sanctioned, MiCMO event. Elba Equestrian Complex, 1875 N Elba Rd., Lapeer, MI. Contact Greg & Linda Weirauch 810.955.9368, email: lweirauch@hotmail.com, www.nacmo.org or find us on Facebook. JULY 21-22 – MCFE Cizzler Series Open Show. 9am start. Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10, Ludington, MI. Contact Patti 231.861.6297, stalls text: 616.292.8860, or visit: www.mcfamilyevents.com JULY 21-22 – MI Hunter Jumper Association C & Pony Show. Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. 734. 856.2404, or online at www.mhja.org JULY 21-22 – Trail Obstacle Clinic taught by Susan Williams, Eaton County Mounted Unit. Morning View Farm, 3075 Turkey Trail, Ionia, MI. Contact Marilyn 517.862.6676, email: ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018 (42) JULY 14-15 – Mid MI Open Horse Show Circuit (MMOHSC) Show. One day double judged. Show clothes optional, 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check our website at: www.mmohsc.com JULY 14-15 – Red Flannel Saddle Club Casual Pleasure Show, Saturday 8:30am. Sunday Speed Show, 9am. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie at 616.427.9514, horse1sam@yahoo.com, or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org JULY 14-15 – WMAR State Appaloosa Show. 8am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (North end indoor arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Amy Schweiger 810.602.8998, for stalls email: appaloosastalls@yahoo.com. Online at: www.wmarapp.org JULY 15 – Chupacabra 4-H Club Dog and Pony Show. All welcome ages 6-19. Benefit show for Amazing Grace Animal Rescue. Saginaw County Fairgrounds, 11350 Peet Road, Chesaning, MI. Contact Samantha 810.441.0526, email: genesee4hchupacabras@gmail.com JULY 15 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info. JULY 18 – River Run Horse Shows Clinic Show, 6:30 PM start. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 Hudson Street, Lowell, MI. Call 616.394.4018, find us on Facebook or online at: www.riverrunhorseshows.weebly.com JULY 20 – Blue Water Miniature Horse Club AMHR Jubilee. 8:30am start. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. Contact Bonnie 810.384.6023, email: miss bonnie@frontier.com, or www.bwmhc.org JULY 20-22 – Floral City Open Show Circuit, 8:30 am start. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. Call 734.931.6004, email: huntfronts@hotmail. com, or showbill online at: monroecounty4hhorsenpony.webs.com/forms JULY 20-22 – Lazy Daze of Summer CampOver hosted by Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Association. Sleep Hollow State Park, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Putnam 989.661.2541, email: marken68@ aol.com, or visit: shtra.org JULY 21 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook.

mmannino2333@gmail.com, or visit our website at: www.michiganfoxtrotters.com JULY 22 – High Point Stables Speed Show Series. Warmup 10am, Practice Barrels 11am ($5 run), show starts noon. High Point Stables, 2534 East Vermontville Hwy., Charlotte, MI. Contact Lindsey VanderLaan 517.490.7013, email: lindsey@highpointstablesllc.com JULY 22 – Rose City Show Circuit Open Fun Show, 8am start. Camp McGregor, 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI. Contact Megan Wojton 517.206.7450, email: meganwojton @msn.com, or www.jacksoncounty4hhorse council.com/rose_city_shows_information JULY 22-28 – Tuscola County Fair, Grandstand, Carnival, Food & Fun! Tuscola County Fairgrounds, 188 Park Dr., Caro, MI. Vendors welcome! Find us on visit Facebook or visit us at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org JULY 23-28 – Clare County Fair Draft Horse Show. MI Draft Horse Breeders Association. Fairgrounds, 418 Fairlane St., Harrison, MI. Contact Robin Bellor 989.539.9011, Facebook www.facebook.com/midrafthorseassoc/ For fair schedule visit: www.clarecountyfair.org JULY 25 – River Run Horse Shows Pleasure Series, 6:15 PM start. Kent County Fairgrounds, 225 Hudson Street, Lowell, MI. Call 616.394.4018, find us on Facebook or online at: www.riverrunhorseshows.weebly.com JULY 25 – Wednesday Twilight Show Series. 5pm start, $5 per class. Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, MI. Show mgr. Nancy Bellor 989.992.1439. For showbill visit: www.baycountyfair.com JULY 27 – NMQHA All Novice Show, 8am start. AQHA, NMQHA, MQHA approved. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. MQHA 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse.com, or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com JULY 28-29 – NMQHA Shows, 8am start. AQHA, NMQHA, MQHA approved. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. MQHA 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse.com, or visit us online at: www.miquarterhorse.com JULY 27-29 – Ranch Horse Association of MI (RHAM) Show. Weekend High Points. Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Contact Toni Blonde 269870-6397, email: blondeltoni@gmail.com, or visit: www.miranchhorse.com

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Show & Event Dates JULY 28 – Dani Arsenault Memorial Horse Show. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Call 810.207.1512, or email: damhsshowmanage ment@gmail.com or find us on Facebook: Dani Arsenault Memorial Horse Show JULY 28-29 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com JULY 28-29 – Eaton County Box Stall Benefit Show. Saturday: Pleasure, 9am, speed not before 1pm. Sunday: Fun Speed Show, 11am. Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI. Contact Jenn Bowles 517.490.2061, email: jabowles@live.com JULY 29 – Blue Water Miniature Horse Club Open Show, 8:30am start. Saving Grace Miniature Horse Rescue, 5846 Craven Rd., Emmett, MI. Contact Bonnie 810.384.6023, email: missbonnie@frontier.com or visit us online at: www.bwmhc.org JULY 29 – Glass-Ed Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 7/17/18. Online entry available. Derbyshire Farms, 6868 Washington Ave., Stevensville, MI. Contact Lucinda Henderson 269.930.9808, email: derbyshirefarms@ csinet.net or visit www.glass-ed.org JULY 29 – Justamere Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Series Show 3. Grand Champion of the day awarded at each show. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email Kathy: kathleen biondo@gmail.com, or www.justamere.info JULY 29 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (South of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info. JULY 31-AUG 2 – Horse Camp on Mackinac Island. Bring your swimsuit too! Mackinac Comm. Equestrian Center, 3800 British Landing Rd., Mackinac Island, MI. Call Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinac horses.org or visit www.mackinachorses.org

AUGUST 2018 AUGUST 2-4 – Huron Community Fair Draft Horse Show. Shows Friday and Saturday. Huron Comm. Fair, 155 Fair St., Bad Axe, MI. MI Draft Horse Breeders Association, visit: www.facebook.com/midrafthorseassoc/ or fair schedule: www.huroncommunityfair.com

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AUGUST 3 – Town & Country 4-H Club All Speed Fun Show. 6pm start. Ionia County Fairgrounds, 317 S. Dexter St., Ionia, MI. Contact Abbey Miller at 616.902.2748, or email: miller.abbey@gmail.com AUGUST 3-5 – USEA National Horse Trails. Cobblestone Farms, 6301 Gregory Rd., Dexter, MI. 734.476.6972, email: info@cobblestone farmsllc.com, online at: www.cobblestone farmsllc.com, or find us on Facebook. AUGUST 4 – Branch County Saddle Club Speed Show. Expo 3pm, show 4pm. BCSC Show Grounds, 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. Contact Chip Shafer 517.677.8480, or Doug Holcomb 517.932.8450 or you can find us on Facebook. AUGUST 4 – Extreme Mountain Trail Course, hosts: Holland Western Saddle Club, 2:30 pm start. Pay & Play: member $20, non-member $30. HWSC, 3856 61st St., Holland, MI. Email: hollandwestern@protonmail.com, online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook. AUGUST 4 – 3rd Annual Western Dressage Schooling Show. 8am start. Pine Lake Stables, 12300 Pine Lake Rd., Plainwell, MI. Contact Gail Anderson 810.229.2694, email: gail_anderson@comcast.net, or visit us online at: www.wdami.org/events AUGUST 4 – Mary Milton Horse Show at Great Turtle Park. Sponsored by Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online: www.mackinachorses.org AUGUST 4-5 – Custers Cowboys 4 Stage DP Match $65, 2 Stage Rifle/Shotgun $35, Sat. 11am. 4 State DP Match $65 Sun. 11am. R Bar C Ranch, 3341 E. Marshall Rd., Elsie, MI. Contact Clayton or Jolyn Case: 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820, or www.custerscowboys.com AUGUST 4-5 – MApHA & WMAR Summer Sizzler Appaloosa Show, 8am start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact Lee 616.403.1073, email: appaloosa stalls@yahoo.com, or wmarapp.org AUGUST 4-5 – Mid-MI Open Horse Show Circuit (MMOHSC) Show. Both days double judged. Show clothes optional, 9am start. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Find us on Facebook or check out our website at: www.mmohsc.com AUGUST 4-5 – Windermere C & Pony Show, MHJA approved. Windermere Equestrian Center, 20615 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township. Call 586.465.2170 or visit: www.mhja.org (43)

AUGUST 5 – Newaygo County Agricultural Fair Draft Horse Show. Newaygo County Fair, 815 S Stewart Ave, Fremont, MI. For MI Draft Horse Breeders Assoc., visit: www.facebook. com/midrafthorseassoc/ or for fair schedule: www.newaygocofair.org AUGUST 5 – Northwest Fair Draft Horse Show. Northwestern Fair, 3606 Blair Town Hall Rd., Traverse City, MI. Northwest MI Draft Horse & Mule Association. Contact Susan 231.882.4336, www.drivingdrafts.com or fair schedule: northwesternmichiganfair.net AUGUST 5 – Parade of Champions Horse Show hosted by the Bay County Fair Board. 9am start. Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, MI. Show mgr. Emily 989.316.6421, email: baycountyfair@ yahoo.com, or visit www.baycountyfair.com AUGUST 6-11 – Foxfield Arabians Summer Horse Camp, 8am-3pm daily. $250 per child. Foxfield Arabians, 9404 100th St. SE, Alto, MI. Contact Kim Frederick 616.560.3477, email: foxfieldarabians@yahoo.com, or online at: www.foxfieldarabians.com AUGUST 10 – Gratiot Agricultural Society Twilight Show Series. 7PM start. Gratiot Ag Expo Fairgrounds, 932 S Pine River St, Ithaca, MI. Contact Angie 989.875.4686 call/text, email: bailey_angie@hotmail.com, online at: www.gratiotagriculturalsociety.com AUGUST 10-12 – Dog Gone It CMO. MiCMO event, NACMO sanctioned. Ely Lake Equestrian Campground, 5020 116th Ave., Allegan, MI. Contact Trudy Reurink 616.813.6682, email: ti_reurink@yahoo.com, find MiCMO on Facebook or www.nacmo.org AUGUST 11 – Bay County Fair & Youth Expo Open Horse Show, 8am start. Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, MI. Show mgr. Emily Brandt 989.316.6421, email: baycountyfair@yahoo.com, or showbill online at: www.baycountyfair.com AUGUST 11 – Champs/Grand Finale Open Horse Show. 8:30am start. Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Online at: www.oakhc.org AUGUST 11 – Genesee County Fun Finale Open 4-H Show. 8:30am start. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, MI. Contact Kirsten 248.514.8789, email: klahtipmp@gmail.com, or online at: www.gchla4h.com/shows.html

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Show & Event Dates AUGUST 11 – Kenowa Saddle-Ites Open Horse Show, 9am start. $125 added! Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville, MI. Contact Karla 616.318.9033, or www.kenowasaddleites.webs.com AUGUST 11-12 – FQHR MI Horse Show. FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horen 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or www.michigan-fqhr.com AUGUST 11-13 – MHJA/Win-A-Gin B Show. Win-A-Gin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296 or visit: www.mhja.org AUGUST 11-12 – American Horsemen Challenge at Enchanted Acres, 5347 Grand Blanc Road, Swartz Creek, MI. Find us on Facebook or www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com AUGUST 11-12 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show. All breeds. English and Western Dressage classes. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Jordan Kroll 586.703.7690, email: wynfarm@ gmail.com or www.wynfarm.com AUGUST 12 – Barry County Open 50/50 Fun Show. Show clothes optional. Boots, long pants, and helmet 19 and under. Barry County Fairgrounds, 1350 M-37, Hastings, MI. Contact Theresa 269.838.2308, or email Kathy Kulikowski: kherp@mei.net (Show 3 of 3) AUGUST 12 – High Point Stables Speed Show Series. Warmup 10am, Practice Barrels 11am ($5 run), show starts noon. High Point Stables, 2534 East Vermontville Hwy., Charlotte, MI. Contact Lindsey VanderLaan 517.490.7013, email: lindsey@highpointstablesllc.com AUGUST 12 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (S. of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info. AUGUST 12 – Tri County Horseman’s Association Open All Breed Horse Show. Sandford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, email: tchamilan@ yahoo.com, www.tcha-milan2.webs.com AUGUST 12-16 – Calhoun County Fair Hitch Show. Calhoun County Fair, 720 Fair St., Marshall, MI. Contact Pattie 269.317.3979. MI Draft Horse Breeders Association, visit: www.facebook.com/midrafthorseassoc/ or fair schedule: www.calhouncountyfair.org ALL Show & Event Dates Are FREE Online and In Our Printed Magazine! ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

AUGUST 13-19 – Armada County Fair Draft Horse Show. Show Saturday and Sunday. Contact Harvey Bell 586.206.9028, or MI Draft Horse Breeders Assoc., visit: www.facebook. com/midrafthorseassoc/ or for fair schedule visit: www.armadafair.org AUGUST 17-19 – 4-H Year End Open Horse Show, and MIHA Warm-Up Show. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South End), 700 East Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Laura McNeil at 517.795.7082 or visit www.miha.org AUGUST 18 – 11th Annual In The Pink Derby, 8am start, sponsored by Huron Valley Equestrian Committee. HVEC show grounds, Milford High School, 2380 Milford Rd., Highland, MI. Contact Theresa 248.390.6862, email: stbis que@comcast.net, or www.hvec.info AUGUST 18 – Achievement Day 4-H Open Horse Show, 8:30am start. 4-H state approved points show. Cohoctah Horse Park, 6258 Preston Rd., Cohoctah, MI. Contact Michelle 517.376.2859, http://msue.anr.msu.edu AUGUST 18 – Carriage Driving Clinic with Ben Mosley. Sponsored by Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@ mackinac horses.org, or at: www.mackinachorses.org AUGUST 18 – Summer Horse & Tack Auction. Tack 11am, approx. 50 quality horses follow tack. Horse consignments welcome. Moore’s Horse Co., 11771 US Hwy 223, Onsted, MI. 517.467.7576, 517.403.1786, or find Moores Horse Company on Facebook. AUGUST 18-19 – Central MI Horseman’s Association Point Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. For more info call Katie 989.666.4867, email: cmhasecretary@ gmail.com, or online at: www.cmha.info AUGUST 18-19 – Peggy Brown Centered Riding & Driving Clinic. 8am-5pm daily. Clinic and lessons. Eaton Regional Education Service Agency, 1790 E. Packard Hwy., Charlotte, MI. Contact Tina Bennett 989.274.5466 or Facebook: Eaton Special Riding Volunteer Assoc. AUGUST 19 – Justamere Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Series Horse Show 4. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email Kathy: kathleen biondo@gmail.com, or www.justamere.info AUGUST 22 – Wednesday Twilight Show Series. 5pm start, $5 per class. Rain date: August 29. Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave., Bay City, MI. Show mgr. Nancy Bellor 989.992.1439. For showbill visit: www.baycountyfair.com (44)

AUGUST 24-26 – Lisa Terry Memorial Show 2. AQHA, MQHA approved. Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10, Ludington, MI. Contact Kris at MQHA 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse.com, or visit us online www.miquarterhorse.com AUGUST 24-26 – MApHA Classic Appaloosa Show, 8am start. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact Amy Zeigler 989.382.8138, email: appaloosastalls@ yahoo.com, or www.michapclub.com AUGUST 24-26 – MRHA MI Memorial Futuriy Show, 8am start. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI. MBBO Futurity will run concurrently. Contact Deena Dunkle 989.233.7157, email: deenadunkle@ me.com, or visit www.mrha.org AUGUST 25-26 – American Horsemen Challenge at OBar Ranch. 608 Kubacki Road, Gaylord, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us at: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com AUGUST 25-26 – MI Hunter Jumper Association North Adams C Show at Win-AGin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296 or visit: www.mhja.org AUGUST 25-26 – Red Flannel Saddle Club Casual Pleasure Show, Saturday 8:30am. Sunday Speed Show, 9am. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie 616.427.9514, horse1sam@ yahoo.com, or www.redflannelsaddleclub.org AUGUST 25 – Carriage Parade. Sponsored by Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org AUGUST 26 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (S. of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more info. AUGUST 30 - SEPT. 3 – MI State Fair Draft Horse Show. Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI. MI Draft Horse Breeders Assoc., visit: www.facebook. com/midrafthorseassoc/ or for fair schedule: www.michiganstatefairllc.com AUGUST 31 - SEPT. 2 – MI Hunter Jumper Association Stoney Ridge Farm B Medal Finals Show at Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404 or visit us online at: www.mhja.org AUGUST 31 - SEPT. 3 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders Labor Day Weekend Camp Over. Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Marsha Putnam 989.277.8544, email: marken68@aol.com, or shtra.org WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPT. 1 – Branch County Saddle Club Speed Show. Expo 3pm, show 4pm. BCSC Show Grounds, 753 Clarendon Rd., Quincy, MI. Contact Chip Shafer 517.677.8480, or Doug Holcomb 517.932.8450. Find us on Facebook. SEPT. 1 – Glass-Ed Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 8/23/18. Online entry available. Serenity Farm, 7872 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center, MI. Contact Janine 616.723.4122, email: jhequestrian@comcast.net or visit us online at: www.glass-ed.org SEPT. 1 – Kenowa Saddle-Ites Open Horse Show, 9am start. $525 added! Hudsonville Fairgrounds, 5235 Park Ave., Hudsonville, MI. Contact Karla Kuiper 616.318.9033, or visit www.kenowasaddleites.webs.com SEPT. 1 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. Broke Back Hills Cutting, 7420 Turk Rd., Brooklyn, MI, 517.403.0985. OCHA Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or online at: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com SEPT. 1-2 – Bluewater Pleasure Horse Association Show. Sunday Futurity. Sanilac County 4-H Fairgrounds, 210 North Dawson St., Sandusky, MI. Online at: www.bwpha.com, or find us on Facebook. SEPT. 1-2 – Great Lakes Buckskin Association Double Judged All Breed Horse Show. 9am start, MSU Pavilion (South barn), 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Email: greatlakes buckskin@yahoo.com or visit us online for more info: www.glbahorse.org SEPT. 2-3 – MI State Pinto and All Breed Horse Show (Sunday & Monday). 4 Pinto judges. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Email Susan Sample at michiganstatepintobreeders@yahoo.com or online at: www.mspbo.org SEPT. 7 – Eaton Special Riding Volunteer Association Annual Ride-A-Thon. $25 entry fee includes: potluck lunch and t-shirt. Ionia State Rec Area, Ionia, MI. Contact Dorothy 517.627.8888, pchilds_2004@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook. SEPT. 7-9 – Eastern MI Arabian Association Show IV. Closing date: September 1. Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St, Mason, MI. Email: emaasecretary@gmail.com or visit us online at: www.emaa.org

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SEPT. 7-9 – Ranch Horse Association of MI (RHAM) Show. Weekend High Points. Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 US Hwy 31, Berrien Springs, MI. Contact Toni Blonde 269870-6397, email: blondeltoni@gmail.com, or visit: www.miranchhorse.com SEPT. 8-9 – Buchanan Westerners Open Show, Entries open 7:30am, show starts 8:30am. 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email buchananwesterners@outlook.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com SEPT. 8-9 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show. All breeds welcome. English and Western Dressage classes. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Jordan Kroll 586.703.7690, email: wynfarm@ gmail.com or www.wynfarm.com SEPT. 9 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (S. of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more information. SEPT. 9 – Speed Show. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Call Julie 616.427.9514, email: horse1sam @yahoo.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.redflannelsaddleclub.org SEPT. 9-16 – Holistic Horsemanship Trail Riders Retreat w/Heidi Potter. Sponsored by Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org SEPT. 13-16 – MQHA Breeders’ Futurity & Great Lakes Classic Show. AQHA approved. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office at 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse.com, or visit us online www.miquarterhorse.com SEPT. 15-16 – MI State Pinto and All Breed Horse Show. 4 Pinto judges. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Email Susan Sample at michiganstatepinto breeders@yahoo.com or www.mspbo.org SEPT. 15-16 – MI Hunter Jumper Association Stoney Ridge Farm C & Pony Medal Final Show at Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404 or visit us online at: www.mhja.org SEPT. 21-23 – MI Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call 517.655.4712, email: rtrainct@aol.com, www.michigan appleblossomclassic.com, or on Facebook.

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SEPT. 22 – 2nd Annual Dr. Edwin & Jean Dear Memorial Open Horse Show. Sponsored by Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org SEPT. 22 – Glass-Ed Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 9/13/18. Online entry available. Pine Lake Stables, 12300 Pine Lake Rd., Plainwell, MI. Contact Mary 269.664.4223, email: equineline@mei.net or visit us online at: www.glass-ed.org SEPT. 22-23 – FQHR MI Horse Show. Show for FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N Mission Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horen 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or www.michigan-fqhr.com SEPT. 22-23 – Horses of Hollywood MiCMO event. NACMO sanctioned. Treasure hunt on horseback! Pontiac Lake State Park, 4800 Gale Rd., Waterford, MI. Contact Bonny Eck at 248.981.2870, www.nacmo.org, or https:// facebook.com/groups/279526089934/ SEPT. 23 – Open Speed Show, 12:30 pm start. 6 events, 5 age divisions. La Arena Solana, 3056 Lee Rd. (S. of Centerline Road), Saranac, MI. Call 616.427.5668 for more information. SEPT. 28-30 – MQHA Harvest Classic Show. AQHA approved. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Contact MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse. com, or www.miquarterhorse.com SEPT. 28-OCT. 1 – Best of America by Horseback 20th Celebration Ride. Mackinac Horsemen’s Association, Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: info@mackinachorses.org, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org SEPT. 29 – It’s A Red Thing Fun Series. Pleasure AM, Speed PM. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie at 616.427.9514, horse1sam@ yahoo.com, find us on Facebook or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org SEPT. 29 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. Broke Back Hills Cutting, 7420 Turk Rd., Brooklyn, MI, 517.403.0985. OCHA Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or online at: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com SEPT. 29-30 – Custers Cowboys 4 Stage State Shoot $65, 2 Stage Rifle/Shotgun $35, Sat. 11am. 4 State DP Match $65, Sun. 11am. R Bar C Ranch, 3341 E. Marshall Rd., Elsie, MI. Contact Clayton or Jolyn Case: 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820, or www.custerscowboys.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates SEPT. 30 – Sleepy Hollow Trail Riders 15th Annual Judged Trail Ride. 10am-2pm, SHTRA and 4-H discount. Sleepy Hollow State Park, 7835 Price Rd., Laingsburg, MI. Contact Mary Mallory 517.651.6884, email: fivemfarm@ aol.com, or visit: shtra.org

MI WEEKLY EVENTS TUESDAYS: Natural Horsemanship Course 2, May 22 – June 26, 6pm-8pm. Full Circle Farm, 5180 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI. Courtney Clarke 989.225.1702, email: info@360.horse, or online at: www.full360.horse WEDNESDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at The Orchard Arena, 5966 W. Sanilac Rd., Vassar, MI. 6pm start. $20 per person. Call 989.6733767, or at www.gwhorsesandtack.com THURSDAYS: Thru June 28, 7:30 pm. Ladies stress relieving exercises and connection with your horse. WillowTree Equestrian Center, 51201 30th St., Bangor, MI. Contact Karin 269.470.5007, karinbielefeld@gmail.com, or on Facebook: Equine Training Consulting SUNDAYS 2PM: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, Latson Rd., Howell, MI. $25 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. Call for more info. 517.376.1930. Spring through Fall Only. SUNDAYS: July 8th-August 12th. Great Lakes Equestrian Festival. Sundays are Fun days for families! Flintfields Horse Park, 6535 Bates Rd, Williamsburg, MI. Contact Nicky Meyer 440.258.5099, nicky@mmg.management or www.greatlakesequestrianfestival.com

MICHIGAN AUCTIONS Geyer Hay and Straw Auction, held every Saturday, Hay and Straw 10am, Livestock 11am. Geyer Farm Service, 3040 Dietz Road, Williamston, MI. Call 517.655-6343 or 517. 881-7538, or www.geyerfarmservice.com Hay and Straw Auction - Tuesdays 1pm. Lake Odessa Livestock Auction, 3675 Tupper Lake Rd, Lake Odessa, MI. Call 616.374.8213 or www.lakeodessalivestockauction.com Hay Auction: Every Monday at 1pm. WindWalker Farms, 9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI. Call Tim at (810) 287-2415 or online at: windwalkertraining.com Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month (except July) Tack 2 pm, Horses 6pm. Hay and Straw, plus Farm Related Items Weds. 2:30 p.m. Northern MI Livestock Auction, 1848 N. Townline Rd., Gaylord, MI. 231. 439.5679, northernmichiganlivestock.com

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Moore's Monthly Horse and Tack Auction: First Saturday of each month, starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow. Tom Moore Sales, 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. 517.467. 7576, email: sales@tommooresales.com, or online at www.tommooresales.com Moore's Monthly Dealer Tack Auction: 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 10am. Held at 11771 US Hwy. 223, Onsted, MI. Call 517.467.7576, or email: sales@tommoore sales.com, or visit www.tommooresales.com Hay and Straw Auction: Mondays 3:30pm. Ravenna Livestock Auction, 3265 S. Slocum Road, Ravenna, MI. Call 231.853.5738, online at www.ravennaauction.com Warner Farms Dealer's Tack Auction: First Thursday of every month, 10am. Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds, 602 Dean St., Adrian, MI. Call James Warner 517.596. 3028, email: jimbohorse46@frontier.com, or online at: www.lenfair.com W-H Horse Saddle and Tack Auction: Fourth Saturday of every month. 10am used tack; 1pm horses. Wayland-Hopkins Livestock Auction, 3634 10th St., Wayland, MI. Call Leon, Cal or Tye Casey (269) 945-9398 or online at www.your-auctioneers.com

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JULY 2018 JULY 6-8 – Ohio NBHA Buckeye Summer Jam. $12,000+ added money! Champion Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd, Springfield, OH. Contact Hope Longaberger740.294.3033, email: hlongaberger@hotmail.com JULY 7 – Ranch Horse Show hosted by Ohio Foundation Quarter Horse Assoc. (OHFQHA), 9:15am start. Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. Contact Debbie 740.819.8947, email: earnestdeb@ gmail.com, Facebook, or www.ohfqha.com JULY 7-8 – Buckeye Horse Park Benefit Open Show I & II. COSCA point show. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Barb Wright 330.549.2636, email: barbwright4100@gmail.com, or online at www.coscaonline.com JULY 7-8 – Ohio State Buckskin Association Show, 8am start. IBHA, NSBA, MOHSA, MVHSA approved show. Eden Park Equestrian Center, 2607 Blayney Rd, Sunbury, OH. Stall reservations: Carmen 740.877.1910 call/text or visit us online at: www.ohiobuckskins.org JULY 8 – Cowboy Trail Challenge, noon start. Open to the public. Open class entry $20. Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Road, Mount Vernon, OH. Contact Jordan 740.485.9038, or online at: www.knoxcountyhorsepark.com JULY 8 – NODA: Northern Ohio Dressage Association Schooling Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, email: cvf@chagrin valleyfarms.com, online: www.chagrinvalley farms.com or www.nodarider.org JULY 10-15 – Chagrin Hunter/Jumper rated week. Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field (corner of Chagrin River Rd. and S. Woodland Rd. (Rt. 87), Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Phil DeVita 407.619.0891, email: info@chagrinhunter jumperclassic.org, or visit us online at: www.chagrinhunterjumperclassic.org JULY 10-15 – Lucas County Fair Open Horse Shows, Weds., Thurs. & Sat. the week of fair. Lucas County Fairgrounds, 1406 Key Street, Maumee, OH. Call 419.893.2127, email: fairoffice@lucascountyfair.com, or find us on Facebook or visit: www.lucascountyfair.com Enter events 24/7/365 at YOUR convenience!

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Show & Event Dates JULY 11 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, via email: jackie@stonegatefarm.org, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.org JULY 13 – Keystone Saddle Club 2018 Contest Show Series. 7pm start, rain or shine. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystonesaddleclub@gmail. com, find us on Facebook, or visit us online at: www.keystonesaddleclub.com JULY 13-15 – American Miniature Horse Assoc. Eastern Regional Show. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Laura Mullen 607.769.6743 JULY 14 – Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series. Registration 8am, show start 9:30am. All lead line classes run first. 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Mallorie Taylor 614.282.9585, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. JULY 14 – CT & Dressage Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: main office@majesticfarm.net, or visit us online at: www.majesticfarm.net JULY 14 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Montgomery Co. Fair, 1043 S. Main St., Dayton, OH. Fair Dates: July 9-15. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or online at: www.gosebra.com JULY 16 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Fayette Co. Fair, 213 Fairview Ave., Washington Court House, OH. Fair Dates: July 16-21. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or www.gosebra.com JULY 17 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Jackson Co. Fair, 96 Meadow Run Rd., Wellston, OH. Fair Dates: July 13-21. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or online at: www.gosebra.com JULY 19-22 – Brave Horse Summer Series Show IV. USEF A Rated Show. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S County Line Road, Johnstown, OH. Call 614.206.5452, email: ridebrave@brave-horse.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com JULY 20 – Buckeye Horse Park Twilight Jumpers CANTER benefit show, 4pm start. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Meg McNicol, email: meg.mcnicol01@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.buckeyehorsepark.org

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JULY 20-22 – Mini Event Camp with Eric Dierks at Stone Gate Farm. Entry closing date: July 11th. Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie at 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegate farm.org, or visit: www.stonegatefarm.org JULY 20-22 – Portage County Charity Open Horse Show. COSCA point show. Sunbeau Valley Farms, 3229 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH. Linda 330.474.0825, email: marty1w@ neo.rr.com or www.coscaonline.com JULY 21 – Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series. 10am start, rain or shine. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystonesaddleclub@gmail. com, find us on Facebook, or visit us online at: www.keystonesaddleclub.com JULY 22 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Shelby Co. Fair, 655 S. Highland Ave., Sidney, OH. Fair Dates: July 22-28. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or online at: www.gosebra.com JULY 25 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, via email: jackie@stonegatefarm.org, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.org JULY 26 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Union Co. Fair, 845 N. Main St., Marysville, OH. Fair Dates: July 22-28. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or online at: www.gosebra.com JULY 27-29 – Country Heir Horse Show. OHJA, KHJA, OPHA, and IHJA approved. Country Heir Farm, 20336 Stark Rd., Fayetteville, OH. Contact Julie 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or visit us online at: www.countryheir.com JULY 28 – OPHA and Up and Over Approved Schooling Show. Stoney Ridge Stables, 2010 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH. Contact Jennifer 330.819.8295, email: info@stoneyridge stables.com, visit us online at: www.stoney ridgestables.com or find us on Facebook. JULY 28 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Pike Co. Fair, 311 Mill St., Piketon, OH. Fair Dates: July 27- Aug. 4. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or online at: www.gosebra.com JULY 28 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at Creekbend Ranch Buckin Ohio, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com

JULY 28-29 – Cross Country Schooling, plus Saturday Night at the Races (Puppy & Bounce Ball) & Sunday Mini Trials. Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Call 330.277.6964, email: secretary@stonegate farm.org, or visit: www.stonegatefarm.org JULY 25-AUG 5 – The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest fairs in the country! Food, Vendors, Carnival, Animals, Concerts, More! Ohio Expo Center, 717 East 17th Ave., Columbus, OH. 888.646.3976, email: info@expo.ohio.gov, or online at: www.ohiostatefair.com JULY 26-29 – The Pink Ribbon Classic Charity Horse Show. $$ Jackpot $$. Sunbeau Valley Farms, 3229 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH. Contact Amy Halier 412.298.2512, email: amy@royalefarms.com, www.pinkhorse.org JULY 28-29 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. OCHA Approved. Lazy H Ranch, 3399 OH-292, West Mansfield, OH. Stall or camper reservations: Scott 614.206.4649. OCHA Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or visit: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com

AUGUST 2018 AUGUST 1 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Columbiana Co. Fair, 225 Lee Ave., Lisbon, OH. Fair Dates: July 30-Aug. 5. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 1-4 – The Dayton Horse Show. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Show Manager: Evette Moody 937.623.7934, or visit us online at: www.thedaytonhorseshow.com AUGUST 3 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at Auglaize Co. Fair, 1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta, OH. Fair Dates: July 29-Aug. 4. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 3-4– Chagrin Valley Farms WPAPHA Show. OPHA approved. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph at 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or online at: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com AUGUST 3-4 – Great Lakes Paso Fino Horse Show. PFHA, USEF approved. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Tina Bunce 419.308.2934, email: tina.bunce@gmail.com, or visit us online at: www.greatlakespasofino.org

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Show & Event Dates AUGUST 4 – Cowboy vs Cowgirl Challenge, noon start, entry $15 per rider. Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Rd., Mount Vernon, OH. Contact Dave 740.694.7441, or visit us online at: www.knowcountyhorsepark.com AUGUST 4 – Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series. Registration 8am, show start 9:30am. All lead line classes run first. 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Mallorie Taylor 614.282.9585, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. AUGUST 4 – Midwest TWH Summer Fun Show & Youth Challenge. 11am start. WB Ranch, 1640 County Road B, Swanton, OH. Contact Rich Burnett Sr. 234.567.7091, or email: richburnettsr8@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mtsfsyc/ AUGUST 4 – Ranch Horse Show hosted by Ohio Foundation QH Association, 9:15am start. Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. Contact Debbie 740.819.8947, email: earnestdeb@gmail .com, Facebook, or www.ohfqha.com AUGUST 4-5 – 71st Annual Kiwanis Club of Brecksville Open Horse Show. Held at the River Ford area, in the Brecksville Reservation. Show grounds just west of the Riverview Road entrance. Email: brecksvillekiwanis@ gmail.com, or www.brecksvillekiwanis.org AUGUST 5 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Medina Co. Fair, 710 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH. Fair Dates: July 30-Aug. 5. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 5 – NEW! Mountain Trail Challenge at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Jackie 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegatefarm.org, or visit us online at: www.stonegatefarm.org AUGUST 6 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Scioto Co. Fair, 1193 Fairground Rd., Lucasville, OH. Fair Dates: Aug. 6-11. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 7-12 – Cuyahoga County Fair & Horse Show. Horse show Aug. 11th, contact Gail 216.536.7989, email: myequine123@ yahoo.com. Cuyahoga County Fair, 19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH. Fair schedule online at: www.cuyfair.com AUGUST 8-11 – Buckeye Morgan Challenge Horse Show. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Sandy 248.207.4956, oldorchsandy@aol.com, Linda 607.739.6169, email: llburke1177@ yahoo.com, or www.ohiomorganhorse.com ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

AUGUST 8-12 – World Equestrian Center Summer III, USEF Premier/4. OPHA approved. World Equestrian Center, 4095 OH-730, Wilmington, OH. Contact Julie 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or online at: www.worldequestriancenter.com AUGUST 9 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Richland Co. Fair, 750 N. Home Rd., Mansfield, OH. Fair Dates: Aug. 5-11. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 10 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Ashtabula Co. Fair, 127 N. Elm St., Jefferson, OH. Fair Dates: Aug. 7-12. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 10-12 – Hotter Than Blue Blazes I & II USDF & USEF show. Majestic Farm, 5700 St Rte 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: mainoffice@majesticfarm.net, or visit us online at: www.majesticfarm.net AUGUST 10-12 – Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show. Henderson’s Arena, 739 Van Fossen Road, Jackson, OH. Contact Amy Roberts (text okay) 740.819.8446, Simone Marshall 740.407.2286, or visit us online at: www.ohioranchhorseassociation.com AUGUST 11 – Buckeye Horse Park Hunter Show Series. West Ring 8am, Main Ring 9am. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Sally Kish 330.549.2897 or visit: www.buckeyehorsepark.org AUGUST 11-12 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club Show. 9am start. PAC and OCAP approved. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. Contact Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or visit us online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.com AUGUST 11-12 – Ohio Paint Horse Club Amateur Show. Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. Contact Sue Johnson 740.924.2305 home, 740.404.3956 cell., email: suejohnson@embarqmail.com, or online at: www.ophc.org AUGUST 12 – Belmont County Saddle Club All Breed Horse Show. 11am start, halter classes. BCSC, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. Contact Jim 740.635.3396, Mary Lou 740.312.4215, or Barb 740.359.0070 AUGUST 12 – Chagrin Valley Hunt at White North Stables. Check-in 10am start. Trail riders division. White North Stables, 3160 Chagrin River Rd., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Laura Mock 440.478.1471, email: chagrinvalleyhunt @gmail.com, or www.thecvhunt.org (48)

AUGUST 12 – Champagne Classic Open Show. COSCA point show. Sunbeau Valley Farms, 3229 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@coscaonline.com, or online at: www.coscaonline.com AUGUST 16 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at Muskingum Co. Fair, 1300 Pershing Rd., Zanesville, OH. Fair Dates: Aug. 12-18. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 16-19 – Buckeye Reining Series Futurity 2018. Champion Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Reservations contact: Laura 614.551.9748 (text ok), email: laura@robinschoeller.com. Information online at: www.buckeyereiningseries.com AUGUST 17 – Country Estates Friday Night Fun Show. Exhibition 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Country Estates, 18561 Grill Rd., Doylestown, OH. 330.472.7410, call before you haul or find us on Facebook: Country Estates. AUGUST 18 – Belmont County Saddle Club Jackpot Barrel and Pole Race. Exhibition 2pm, $4 per run. $100 added money youth barrels 3D. BCSC, 41915 National Road, Belmont, OH. Contact Jim at 740.635.3396, Mary Lou at 740.312.4215, or Barb at 740.359.0070 AUGUST 18 – Brookfield Saddle Club Show. 9am start. Brookfield Saddle Club, 696 Bedford Rd. SR, Brookfield, OH. Contact Carl 724.662.2961, email: gatts.carl@yahoo.com or find us on Facebook. AUGUST 18 – IMTCA Mountain Trail Regional Qualifying Challenge. Open to all breeds and disciplines. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Ashley 330.222.1984, entry and stabling forms available at: www.buckeyehorsepark.org AUGUST 18 – Speed Show, NBHA 00, 02, Ohio 08, NPBA approved. Exhibitions: Barrels 10am, Poles 11:45am. Country Estates, 18561 Grill Rd., Doylestown, OH. Contact Amy 440.479.8503, or Facebook: Country Estates AUGUST 18 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at Creekbend Ranch Buckin Ohio, 8154 Garman Rd., Burbank, OH. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com AUGUST 18 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Defiance Co. Fair, 530 S. Main St., Hicksville, OH. Fair Dates: Aug. 18-25. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com

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Show & Event Dates AUGUST 18 – WHAO Summer Classic & Ohio Regional Futurity. Noon start. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland OH. Stall Res.: Sherrie Szucs 419.483.2563, email: ssrunwalk@gmail.com, visit us online at: www.walkinghorseassociationofohio.com AUGUST 18-19 – COSCA Summer Sizzler Open Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd., Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018 for more info., email: info@coscaonline.com or visit us online at: www.coscaonline.com AUGUST 18-19 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. OCHA Approved. Lazy H Ranch, 3399 OH-292, West Mansfield, OH. Stall/camper res: Scott 614.206.4649. OCHA call Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or visit: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com AUGUST 18-19 – OPHA and Up and Over Approved Show. Ellrick Farms, 10286 Wilson Mills Rd., Chardon, OH. Contact Susan Lloyd 440.285.4556, email: info@ellrickfarms.com or visit: www.ellrickfarms.com AUGUST 19 – Open Invitational Driving Day. Driving for carts, carriages, eventers. Noon start. $10 Jackpot Obstacle Course. Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Rd., Mount Vernon, OH. Contact Dave 740.694.7441, or www.knowcountyhorsepark.com AUGUST 21-26 – 160th Annual Portage County Randolph Fair. 4215 Fairground Rd., Atwater, OH. Call 330.325.7476, email: office@randolphfair.com, or online at: www.randolphfair.com AUGUST 23-25 – Thurs: IMTCHA Regional Qualifying Challenge. Fri and Sat: IMTCA MidWest Regional Challenge. Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. Call or text Cynthia Bauman 330.323.3559, email: creeksidehorsepark@gmail.com, online preregistration: www.creeksidehorsepark.com AUGUST 23-26 – Best of the Best Barrel Race with Dawn and Clea. Champion Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Dawn 330.771.3205, Clea 330.592.5745, or www.ontheroadwithdawnandclea.com AUGUST 23-26 – Brave Horse Summer Series Show V. USEF B Rated Show. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S County Line Road, Johnstown, OH. Call 614.206.5452, email: ridebrave@brave-horse.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com ALL Show & Event Dates Are FREE Online and In Our Printed Magazine! ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

AUGUST 24-26 – New & Young Event Horse Classes, Saturday Night at the Races (Puppy & Bounce Ball) & Sunday Horse Trials. Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegate farm.org or visit: www.stonegatefarm.org AUGUST 26 – Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show & Academy Schooling Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, email: cvf@ chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or visit us online at: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com AUGUST 28-29 – Blooded Horse Summer Mixed Sale. Equip. 8:30am. Horses 9:30am daily (all Standardbred). Champion Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Call 859.858.4415, email: jhaws@blooded horse.com, or www.bloodedhorse.com AUGUST 3O - SEPT. 2 – Brave Horse Summer Series Show VI. USEF A Rated Show. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S County Line Road, Johnstown, OH. Call 614.206.5452, email: ridebrave@brave-horse.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com AUGUST 31 - SEPT. 2 – Chagrin Valley Farms A Rated Show. OPHA approved. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda at 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or online at: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com

SEPTEMBER 2018 SEPT. 1 – Ranch Horse Show hosted by Ohio Foundation QH Association, 9:15am start. Guernsey County Fairgrounds, 335 Old National Rd., Lore City, OH. Contact Debbie 740.819.8947, email: earnestdeb@gmail .com, Facebook, or www.ohfqha.com SEPT. 1-2 – NOQHA Fall Extravaganza, 8am start. AQHA, OQHA, NOQHA, and EOQHA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Contact Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: ccdarnell@ aol.com, or online at: www.noqha.com SEPT. 1-2 – Silver Cup Open Horse Show. Sponsored by Central OH Morgan Boosters. COSCA, AMHA approved. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH. Stalls: Barb Nixon 330.607.5681, or email: centralohiomorganboosters@gmail.com SEPT. 1-2 – 8th Annual Fallen Horseman Memorial Horse Show, 8am start. MVHSA approved. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Tammy Lickliter 937.672.5629, find us on Facebook or visit: www.fhmhs.com (49)

SEPT. 1-2 – Buckeye Bonanza Futurity & Paint-O-Rama Horse Show. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. Stall reservations: Roxann 440.281.7675, email: r_paints@msn.com, or www.ophc.org SEPT. 2 – Keystone Saddle Club Pleasure Show Series. 10am start, rain or shine. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystonesaddleclub@gmail. com, find us on Facebook, or visit us online at: www.keystonesaddleclub.com SEPT. 2 – Southern Extreme Bull Riding Assoc. at the Washington Co. Fair, 922 Front St., Marietta, OH. Fair Dates: Sept. 1-4. Call 336.861.2219, email: jeff@gosebra.com, or visit us online at: www.gosebra.com SEPT. 6-9 – The Tradition, NRHA East Central Regional Champion Qualifiers. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Email: ovrha@yahoo.com, or visit us online at: www.ovrha.org SEPT. 7-9 – Country Heir USEF A Rated Show. OHJA, KHJA, OPHA, IHJA approved. Country Heir Farm, 20336 Stark Rd., Fayetteville, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast.net,or visit us online at: www.countryheir.com SEPT. 8 – Buckeye Horse Park Hunter Show Series. West Ring 8am, Main Ring 9am. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Sally Kish 330.549.2897 or visit: www.buckeyehorsepark.org SEPT. 8 – COSCA Open Horse Show, 9am start. Double Judged/Double Points. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W. Smith Rd., Medina, OH. Show contact Joyce Berger 419.433.5049. Stall reservations: Barb Nixon 330.607.5681, or www.coscaonline.com SEPT. 8 – Southern Ohio Horse Sale at Henderson’s Arena, 800 Van Fossan Rd., Jackson, OH. Consignments welcome. Call 740.710.1515, or please visit us online at: www.southernohiohorse.com SEPT. 8-9 – Ohio Cutting Horse Association Competition. OCHA Approved. Lazy H Ranch, 3399 OH-292, West Mansfield, OH. Stall or camper reservations: Scott 614.206.4649. OCHA Carrie Swingley 765.730.6204, or visit: www.ohiocuttinghorseassociation.com SEPT. 8-9 – Crazy Woman Ranch Gymkhana Series Finals. Registration 8am, show starts 9:30am. All lead line classes run first. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Mallorie Taylor 614.282.9585, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Show & Event Dates SEPT. 8-9 – Sat. OPHA Approved Horse Show. Sun. OPHA and Up & Over Approved. Stoney Ridge Stables, 2010 Reimer Rd., Wadsworth, OH. Contact Jennifer 330.819.8295, email: info@stoneyridgestables.com, online: www. stoneyridgestables.com or on Facebook. SEPT. 14 – Country Estates Friday Night Fun Show. Exhibition 6pm. Show starts 7pm. Country Estates, 18561 Grill Rd., Doylestown, OH. 330.472.7410, call before you haul or find us on Facebook: Country Estates. SEPT. 14-16 – Country Heir USEF A Rated Show. OHJA, KHJA, OPHA, IHJA approved. Country Heir Farm, 20336 Stark Rd., Fayetteville, OH. Contact Julie Agar 248.892.6806, email: julie.agar@comcast.net, or visit us online at: www.countryheir.com SEPT. 14-16 – Randolph Fall Classic Horse Show. Portage County Fairgrounds, 4215 Fairground Rd., Atwater, OH. Contact Andy Shupe 724.612.4300, or email: lashupe@ verizon.net, or online: www.randolphfall.com SEPT. 15 – Buckeye Horse Park Hunter Pace. Trail Riders Division. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Patricia Andio 330.770.6841, email: pandio@zoominternet.net, or visit us online: www.minitrialassoc.org/hunter-paces SEPT. 15 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30-11:30am exhibition barrels $5. IBRA, NPA and Roadies approved. 6450 Lancaster-Circleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Contact Joyce 614.595.1850, or find Crazy Woman Ranch on Facebook. SEPT. 15 – NEW! Mountain Trail Challenge at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Road, Hanoverton, OH. Jackie 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegatefarm.org, or visit us online at: www.stonegatefarm.org SEPT. 15 – Speed Show, NBHA 00, 02, NPBA approved. Exhibitions: Barrels 10am, Poles 11:45am. Country Estates, 18561 Grill Rd., Doylestown, OH. Contact Amy Snyder 440.479.8503, or Facebook: Country Estates SEPT. 15-16 – YEDA Two Day Horse Show, hosts: YEDA Founders. Henderson’s Arena, 800 Van Fossan Rd., Jackson, OH. Contact Molly 419.957.7379, email: mniese@show yeda.com, or visit: www.showyeda.com SEPT. 16 – Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show and Academy Schooling Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. 440.543.7233, email: cvf@chagrinvalley farms.com, or www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com

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SEPT. 21-23 – Springfield Charity Horse Show. ASHAO approved. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Evette Moody 937.623.7934, or Jack Hawkes, email: jthawkes5070@gmail.com or visit: www.championscenter.net SEPT. 22-23 – Sat. Jumper Show and Jumper Derby. Sunday: 8K Steeplechase, 2K Fun Run, plus Hunter Pace. Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Road, Hanoverton, OH. Jackie 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegate farm.org, or www.stonegatefarm.org SEPT. 22-23 – Up and Over Horse Association Show. OPHA approved. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron-Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Barb Clifford 330.979.9763, email: bbarbnmickey@aol.com, or visit us online at: www.upandoverequestrian.net SEPT. 24-29 – Brown County Fair “The Little State Fair.” 325 W State St., Georgetown, OH. Online at: www.thelittlestatefair.com SEPT. 25 – Buckeye Classic Yearling Sale. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Steve 574.825.4610, email: steve@hoosiersale.net, or online at: www.hoosierclassicyearlingsale.com SEPT. 28-29 – WHAO Buckeye Fall Classic. Henderson’s Arena, 800 Van Fossan Rd., Jackson, OH. Show Mgr: Pat Stout, email: ohiowalkers@gmail.com. Stall Res.: Sherrie, 419.483.4389, email ssrunwalk@gmail.com, www.walkinghorseassociationofohio.com SEPT. 28-30 – Chagrin Valley Farms A Rated Show. OPHA Triple Points. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Contact Linda Joseph 440.543.7233, email: lindajoseph@chagrinvalleyfarms.com, or www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com SEPT. 28-30 – Ohio NBHA 2018 State Finals. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Find Ohio NBHA on Facebook or visit: www.championscenter.net SEPT. 29 – 5th Annual Survivor Run at BHP. Endurance Training Ride: Ride 6 or 12 miles. Clinic start 8:30am, vet-in 10:30am, riders start at noon. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Email: mshruska@ gmail.com or www.buckeyehorsepark.org SEPT. 29 – Halloween Party in the Park, 9am start. Horse & rider costume contests, IMTCA course practice, trick or treat. $20 adults, $10 youth. Creek Side Horse Park, 7460 Elson St., Waynesburg, OH. Must RSVP. Call Cynthia 330.323.3559, email: creeksidehorsepark@ gmail.com or www.creeksidehorsepark.com (50)

SEPT. 29 – Tortoise and Hare Pace Event. Noon start, $10 entry fee. No timing devices permitted. Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Rd., Mount Vernon, OH. Contact Ken 740.258.9914, email: kr9er@hotmail.com or www.knowcountyhorsepark.com

OHIO WEEKLY EVENTS TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS: Horseback Riding Lessons 3:30-4:30pm. Expand your knowledge and skills. The Wanake Ranch, 9759 Manchester Ave. SW, Beach City, OH. Call Tina 330.987.0411, email: tinacarr612 @gmail.com, or view online “Horsemanship Lessons” at www.campwanake.org

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Horses Give More Than They Get By Julie Goodnight | www.juliegoodnight.com When you own horses, and especially if you keep them at home, sometimes it seems like your whole life revolves around doing their bidding – food service, housekeeping, valet service, maintenance. Most people who dream of bringing their horses home (after boarding them forever) are stunned to discover they have even less time to ride. Why? Because of all the other chores that need doing! But as much as we like to complain, it’s been my observation that horses do far more for us and our essential well-being, than we could ever do for them. Recently, I sat down to make a list of some of the valuable life lessons that horses have taught me in my lifetime and the list is weighty. It’s a good list for me to check in with every now and then, to remind myself of the lessons and to use as evidence for why parents should not just allow, but encourage their children’s interest in horses. From horses, I have learned to live in the moment, to have a keen awareness of myself and others, to develop my leadership skills, to be very disciplined in my life and have high expectations. Horse Time Vs. Human Time Horses are always present in the moment; humans, not so much. People tend to dwell in the past and think about the future but are often not present in the moment. We spend so much time thinking about what happened to us before and what is going to happen next, that we often miss the importance of the moment and fail to respond. I see this on a regular basis in my horsemanship clinics, when riders are afraid or having trouble controlling a horse – the memory of what happened before pollutes the mind and the riders are so busy thinking about what may happen later, that they miss important signs from their horses or freeze up on the horse instead of just riding through the situation. Horses don't think in the past or the future, only in the now. From horses I have learned this important lesson. As a professional horse trainer, I had to learn this skill early on – to trust the horse, to be present in the moment, to hear his concerns and to ride through the rough spots. Life is much more enjoyable and productive when I am present in the moment. Time has no meaning to horses. After decades of training horses, I know with certainty that slower is faster when training horses. Even in this day and age of horse training contests that focus on speed of training – be it a few hours, a few weeks or a few months, most professional trainers agree that slower is always faster with horses. The more time I take, the more I break each step down into its smallest component, the slower I move around my horse – so that I see the instant my horse first responds and give him the best release, the more patience I have to allow the horse to think and decide for himself, the faster he learns and the more solid his foundation of training. When a situation gets tough on a horse, I want to be able to rely on my horse's solid foundation, the seamless communication we have developed through time and consistency, and the strong trust he has built in me. Awareness Being a prey animal and a flight animal, a horse's awareness of his environment is keen. Being animals that communicate primarily with gestures and postures, they can read other animals – including humans – with accuracy and speed. Horses are also biologically ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

wired to be aware of and mimic the emotions of the animals around them. To be effective with horses and for horses to be comfortable around me, I learned at an early age to be aware of my body language and to use it to convey the right message to the horse – one of strength, calmness and confidence. Because horses are quite emotional animals, having more or less the same emotions as humans (except perhaps more honest and less complicated), I've learned to be honest with myself about the emotions I feel, to be aware-of and in-control-of my emotions at all times around a horse. If I let my emotions take control of my thoughts and my posture, things devolve quickly. When I remain positive in my thoughts (mind) and confident in my posture (body), my emotion is good (spirit). Because horses mirror and mimic the emotions of the animals around them, when the rider or handler is frustrated, the horse is frustrated; anger is met with anger (and trust me, you don't want to fight with a horse, if you can help it); fear causes fear; and trust leads to trust. If a human's emotions are out of control, things generally don't go well when they are dealing with a horse. But then again, the same can be said of life in general. From horses, I have learned to be true to others and honest with myself about my emotions, and not let negative emotions take control. Leadership To a horse, his very survival depends on being accepted into a herd with a strong, fair and competent leader. It's one of his strongest instinctive drives – to be with the herd. Horses always recognize a strong leader, apparently much better than us humans do. Horses crave strong leadership and are drawn to it like a magnet. Hierarchy is linear, with one horse at the top. There is never a void of leadership in a horse herd; when a leader falls down on the job, another horse will immediately assume the leadership role. Even as a young, shy, introverted child, I was able to develop strong leadership skills from being with horses; these skills have served me well in my lifetime and not only with horses. This is not a lesson that comes easily or naturally to some people and the relationship with their horse will always reflect their leadership ability – for better or worse. To get very far with horses, you must learn to accept accountability for your own actions. In every clinic I teach, I hear people say things (52)

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Just the other day, I met a woman whose young daughter was starting to take riding lessons – even though they were a decidedly nonhorsey family. (The idea was being promoted by and facilitated by her grandmother.) Knowing I was a horse professional, she started the conversation by saying, “Even though we'll never lease or buy a horse…” What followed from me was a desperate attempt to make her see the incredible value that horses would bring to her daughter’s life. Far beyond the fun she will have riding a horse, her daughter will learn to focus on the present moment, to have a keen awareness of herself and those around her, to be disciplined, and to have high expectations of herself and others. I have spent half a century with horses, and I've learned a lot. Yet the older I get, the more in awe of horses I become – and the more important the life lessons that I learn. Enjoy the ride, Julie Goodnight, Trainer and Clinician About Julie Goodnight Goodnight is the popular RFD-TV host of Horse Master airing Monday nights. Goodnight travels the USA sharing her no-nonsense horse-manship training with riders of all disciplines. Goodnight has ridden in many different saddles – she’s experienced in dressage and jumping, racing, reining, cow horse, colt-starting, and wilderness riding. Explore her online library and many training videos at http://TV. JulieGoodnight.com; be sure to sign up for the free monthly training news at http://JulieGoodnight.com and please subscribe to the free YouTube channel at http://YouTube.com/JulieGoodnight.

like, “my horse has a problem with [fill in the blank – spooking, running away, standing still, lead changes, etc.],” when the problem very clearly lies in the rider’s own deficiency. The sooner the rider accepts that the horse's performance problem is actually her own, the faster the performance of the horse improves. Like any good leader, when her followers struggle, she must step-up and take responsibility. A leader has the responsibility to keep her charges safe and to make good judgments. Always. This is all your horse wants from you. If you make a decision, intentionally or not, that results in your horse getting hurt or feeling unsafe, you have fallen on your responsibilities as the leader and eroded the trust he placed in you. I've had many truly alpha horses in my life – their beauty, intelligence and strength of character enthrall me – and from them, I have had the best examples of leadership from which to learn. From them, I have honed my own leadership skills and forged incredible partnerships with some very dominant horses. The power of horses to make us better people is unlimited. Discipline and Authority Discipline simply means training individuals to follow rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience. Most people I know are law abiding citizens, willing to obey the laws of our society because it's the right thing to do and because it is a pact amongst us that insures we have a peaceful and safe existence. While the threat of punishment may be required for some people to obey the law, for most of us, the punishment is not something we'll ever experience and we voluntarily and willingly comply. We have high expectations of ourselves and others and we strive to teach our children to be law abiding and productive citizens. With horses, I think of discipline using punishment more in terms of teaching a horse what NOT to do, like bite. An undisciplined horse is not only unpleasant to be around but it is also unsafe. A horse that bites, slams you with its head, shoulders into you and runs over the top of you is untenable and entirely unnecessary. It's incredibly easy to teach a horse to have good manners and follow a code of behavior. Unless a horse has been taught to be an outlaw or has been taught to disregard rules and authority, they are generally willing and happy to follow a code of behavior and punishment is rarely needed. When a horse owner has no rules, no expectations or code of behavior for their horses, the result is a dangerous horse, that will require discipline and punishment to retro-actively teach him proper rules of behavior. But let me be clear, this is not the fault of the horse that he has become a criminal; it is the fault of the owner/handler for not imposing rules, order and discipline. While “discipline” may have a negative meaning to some, being “disciplined” generally has a positive connotation. Being disciplined means having a controlled behavior or way of working. In my personal life, I strive to be more disciplined in all things – I work out daily, watch what I eat, strive to improve my work habits and productivity, try to better myself and be a better person to others. A disciplined horse is an amazing animal to be around and to have as a partner. Horses crave rules and structure; they are animals that seek out acceptance into a herd because of the safety, comfort and order the herd represents. For these reasons, it's incredibly easy to teach a horse to follow a code of behavior, to work hard to be accepted and to respect authority. I have learned to have high expectations of my horses and even higher expectations of myself. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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Choose Hemp Instead of Soy!

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By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. | www.GettyEquineNutrition.com The ingredients tag on your commercial feed says it all. Protein source? Likely, soybeans. Fat source? Likely, soybean oil. But the love affair with soy is starting to fade. An increasing number of feed manufacturers are coming out with soy-free lines due to consumer demand. There are several reasons for this: Many horses seem to be to allergic to soy, exhibiting respiratory, skin and digestive reactions. Some of this may be a legitimate allergic response to allergens found in soy or it could have nothing to do with allergies and may be related to GMO soy. Most soy grown in the US is genetically modified, which has been implicated for variety of health issues. Discussion about this is beyond the scope of this article but suffice it to say, that if you are going to feed soy, it is best to find a non-GMO, and preferably organic source. It is difficult to ascertain from a feed label if the soy product has been heat-treated (necessary for inactivating trypsin inhibitor found in raw soybeans). Trypsin inhibitor reduces protein digestion. Soy contains significant levels of isoflavones, a type of phytoestrogen, which may mimic estrogen in the body and influence behavior, affect breeding, or interact with other hormones. Soybean oil is very high in linoleic acid, an omega 6 fatty acid. Some linoleic acid is required because it is classified as essential, meaning the horse cannot produce it. But too much, relative to alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an essential omega 3 fatty acid, will increase inflammation throughout the body. Since soybean oil has approximately eight times more linoleic acid than ALA, it can lead to health issues relating to joints, digestive tract, hooves, eyes, skin, lungs, and even the brain. Why is soy so popular? It has one truly worthwhile characteristic. It's protein content is of high quality. Protein found in other plants such as grass hay, is of low quality. This simply means that the amino acids found in hay are not present in adequate proportion to one another, making it difficult for your horse to have enough amino acids to maintain health. There are 10 amino acids (out of approximately 20) that must be in your horse’s diet. These are referred to as essential amino acid (EAA’s) because his body is not capable of producing them or cannot produce them in adequate quantity to meet his needs. Most feeds contain some protein, and therefore, some EAA’s, but if any EAA’s are present in low amounts, they limit the extent to which the others can be utilized, resulting in leftover amino acids. And, unfortunately, amino acids cannot be stored for later use. Instead, they are dismantled within the liver into two components – an organic acid and ammonia. Ammonia is converted to urea and excreted in the urine. The organic portion can contribute to excess calories and even glucose production. Your goal is to feed a full spectrum of amino acids, so your horse does not destroy many of them, and instead, utilizes them to build and repair body tissues. Since horses are herbivores, they rely on a variety of plant protein sources to accomplish this. Adding soy to the diet has provided a concentrated source of protein that is inexpensive and easy to feed. But, there’s a new choice, a better choice… hemp seeds. Hemp? Isn't that marijuana? No, it is not marijuana. They are both part of the Cannabis family. But ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

Fiber Oil Feed they are different subspecies. Marijuana is selectively bred to contain high amounts of psychoactive THC. Hemp seeds, on the other hand, are very low in THC (less than 4 ppm). Another phytocannabinoid, known as cannabidiol (CBD) is gaining interest in the health industry. It does not have any intoxicating properties and is found in low quantities in hemp seeds (less than 0.4%). Hemp seeds rival soy in protein quality Hemp seeds are amazingly nutritious. As a protein source, they offer all 10 essential amino acids, in their proper proportion, exceeding soy in protein quality! Their two main proteins are albumin and edestin, both of which have significant amounts of all EAA’s. They are comparable to soybeans’ protein content and in many cases, exceed the EAA content of the animal protein whey (found in milk), as shown in the following Table.

What’s even more impressive, however, is the percent of each EAA to the lysine level – a true measure of protein quality. With horses, quality is determined by comparing each EAA to lysine as it would ideally exist in muscle. Lysine is assigned a value of 100. Hemp seed and soybean values were calculated by dividing each EAA level by its lysine level (1.03 for Hemp seeds; 1.73 for Soybeans; as shown in the first Table). The ideal values are shown in the following Table, which reveals how every EAA found in hemp seeds surpasses the ideal percentage beyond soybean’s ability.

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Bottom line Rather than reach for a feed that contains soy, consider feeding basic feed ingredients, proper supplementation, and hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are high in the quality protein and fatty acids your horse needs to maintain and repair healthy tissues. Offering whole foods on a regular basis, such as hemp seeds, gives you another tool in maintaining your horse's overall health. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's goal is to empower the horseperson with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse's needs. Dr. Getty's fundamental resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available in paperback as well as in hardcover and Kindle versions. All except the Kindle version are available online at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com – buy the book there and have it inscribed by the author. Print and Kindle versions are also available at Amazon (www.Amazon.com); find print versions at other online retail bookstores. The seven individual volumes in Dr. Getty's topiccentered “Spotlight on Equine Nutrition” series are available with special package pricing at her website, and also at Amazon in print and Kindle versions. For more information and to sign up for Dr. Getty's informative, free e-newsletter, visit www.GettyEquineNutrition.com. Reach Dr. Getty directly at gettyequinenutrition@gmail.com.

Choose Hemp, continued would better simulate the ratios found in healthy pasture, hemp seeds along with another source of fat such as ground flax seeds or chia seeds, are an amazingly nutritious addition to the diet because of the other fatty acids they contain. There are two types of fat in hemp seeds that you won't find in significant quantity elsewhere: Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) – this belongs to the omega 6 family, but unlike linoleic acid, it reduces inflammation rather than promoting it. Stearidonic acid (omega 3) – this is a precursor to longer chain omega 3s, DHA and EPA, found in fish oils and significantly reduce inflammation. Other benefits of hemp seeds Hemp seeds contain no enzymes inhibitors and can be eaten raw. They are easy to digest, highly palatable and a great source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin E. Hemp seeds can be fed ground or hulled. For a full-sized horse, the typical dose is ½ to 2 cups per day, depending on the horse’s condition and energy needs. If your horse is overweight, you can feed hemp seed protein fiber, which has less fat than hemp seed products containing more of the seeds. For horses requiring more energy or those who need to gain weight, hemp seed oil or high-fat hemp products, are an excellent way to add more calories.

~ Visit Dr. Getty online for more information on equine nutrition at: www.GettyEquineNutrition.com ~

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LET US LAY IN THE SUN AND COUNT EVERY WE SEE Welcome to Saddle Up! Magazines’ Youth Spot! This section features fun facts, word searches, puzzles, trivia and articles specifically tailored for equestrians ages 14 and under. Enjoy the fun!

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The Vladimir Heavy Draft Horse A breed with excellent working ability, good disposition and a high growth rate. Other Names: Ivanovo, Russian Clydesdale, Vladimir Clydesdale, Vladimirskaya Tyazhelovoznaya Origin: The Vladimir and Ivanovo regions of Russia, east of Moscow. Color: Predominant color is bay, often with white markings on the face and legs. Less frequently black or brown is seen. Average Height: 15.3 to 16.1 hands Average Weight: 1650 to 1760 lbs. Build: The Vladimir has a medium-sized head with a slightly arched profile. Short, well-muscled neck. Pronounced and long withers. Long, slightly dipped back. Long, fairly broad body. Stout, long legs with a moderate amount of feather, and large, rounded feet. Chest is broad, but not deep. The mane, tail, and feathers are well developed. Temperament: Combines great strength with most docile of natures. Main Use: Work horse, and is used to pull the famous Russian troikas. Special Abilities: Noted for its good action and has excellent gaits. Matures very early, and is so well developed by the age of three, that it can start work and can also be used at stud. History: A strong, well-made animal, the Vladimir Heavy Draft horse was developed in the Vladimir and Ivanovo regions of Russia, on the basis of large native horses through crossbreeding with various draft breeds, such as the Percheron and the Suffolk Punch, and later with the Clydesdale and, to a lesser extent, with the Shire. The aim was a horse of medium draft power which would have a rather high speed. In the formation of the breed, a particular role was played for more than a hundred years by Gavrilovo-Posad breeding station, previously a stud farm and a state breeding stable. Its experts invested a lot of effort in the creation of horses of uniform type in the region. In 1946 the new heavy draft breed was recognized.

A Russian postage stamp issued in 2007 featuring the Vladimir Heavy Draft Horse. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JULY 2018

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The Famous Russian Troika The Troika (Russian: тройка, “triplet” or “trio”) is a traditional Russian harness driving combination, using three horses abreast, usually pulling a sleigh. It differs from most other three-horse combinations in that the horses are harnessed abreast. The middle horse is usually harnessed in a horse collar and shaft bow; the side horses are usually in breast collar harness. The troika is traditionally driven so that the middle horse trots and the side horses canter; the righthand horse will be on the right lead and the lefthand horse on the left lead. The troika is often claimed to be the world’s only harness combination with different gaits of the horses. At full speed a troika could reach 28–31 miles per hour, which was a very high speed on land for vehicles in the 17th–19th centuries, making the troika closely associated with the fast ride.

BELOKURIKHA, RUSSIA – MARCH 12, 2016 The Russian three of horses during the holiday “Farewell to Winter”

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“TRAVELER IN A KIBITKA” BY ALEKSANDER ORLOWSKI (Lithograph dated 1819) A kibitka (Russian: Кибитка) is a wagon that uses the same harness as a troika. Compared to the troika, a kibitka is larger, and is usually closed.

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July 2018 Saddle Up! Magazine  

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July 2018 Saddle Up! Magazine  

Michigan and Ohio's Favorite Monthly Horse Magazine. Happy Summer Everyone!