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AHC ANNOUNCES SAFE SPORT CODE OF PRACTICE The American Horse Council is pleased to announce the adoption of a Safe Sport Code of Practice. “The reputation and integrity of equestrian sports and all equine related programs and activities is maintained when all persons act, and are seen to act, in a way which is of the highest ethical standards,” said AHC President, Julie Broadway. “The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have further brought to light the importance of maintaining a safe environment for all, and the equine industry is no exception to this.” This Code of Practice unanimously endorsed by the AHC Board of Trustees reads: To behave ethically necessitates an awareness of power differentials among all persons involved. This statement is intended to inform ethical judgments as persons consider asymmetric power relations among themselves and others they work with in professional roles. We recognize that this statement's strength and requisite influence depend on its circulation, discussion, reflection, and use by the equine industry. It is the industry's expectation that all equine organizations recognize “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017” and US Center for Safe Sport, and adopt programs to support these initiatives. The American Horse Council and its members are: Committed to contributing to an environment, which makes participation a positive and rewarding experience. Committed to creating and maintaining a community where all persons who participate in equine related programs and activities can work, learn and compete in an atmosphere free of all forms of emotional, physical and sexual harassment and misconduct. Committed to protecting the rights, safety, dignity, and well-being of the persons involved in all aspects of our industry, thus
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that impacts the equine industry, and participants will visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and advocate on behalf of the industry. Finally, the AHC will host a debrief and networking session. All participants in the fall Ride-In will receive a special pin to represent their advocacy role on behalf of the AHC. “The Ride-ins are part of AHC’s ongoing effort to elevate the equine industry’s voice on Capitol Hill,” said Julie Broadway, AHC President. “The fall Ride-In is a free event and all AHC members and horse enthusiasts are encouraged to participate.” The AHC still encourages those attending the June meeting to set up appointments and visit with their representatives while they are in town. Please contact AHC Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, Bryan Brendle, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in setting up appointments. Please keep an eye out for more information on the fall Ride-In as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you when the leaves change! www.horsecouncil.org
25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO HORSE PEOPLE AND THE HORSE INDUSTRY Equine Affaire’s “Silver Anniversary” event took place April 12th-15th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus and offered what North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering has become famous for: an educational program that is secondto-none, the largest horse-related trade show in the nation, top equine entertainment and competition, and endless opportunities to experience, buy, and sell horses of all types. Tens of thousands of horse people from throughout the Midwest and from as far away as Arizona and Canada traveled to Columbus to see, feel, touch, compare, try on, experience and even smell the horse world in person, to share their love of horses with others who have the same passion. For four full days they enjoyed first-hand opportunities to witness great horses, learn from top equestrians, shop for all things equine, research, connect, hang out with fellow WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
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and stock horses to sport horses. More than two dozen exhibitors participated in the Breed Pavilion, and reps from a wide variety of horse, pony, color, and breed associations and registries were on hand to answer questions and share their exceptional horses. The Horse & Farms Exhibits and For Sale stall program realized a big increase this year – with a 48% increase in the number of stalls leased in this important feature of the event! Outstanding equine and equestrian acts including Dan James, Tommie Turvey, the Zoppes, Christine Drentwett, the Canadian Cowgirls Drill Team, Nicole Harrington, and a host of others created an evening of unforgettable entertainment at the 2018 Fantasia sponsored by Absorbine®. Equine Affaire’s popular “musical celebration of the horse” once again showcased the beauty, diversity, talent, and spirit of horses of a great variety of breeds and disciplines with just the right mix of comedy, drama, action, stunning horses, phenomenal horsemanship, and great music. Presenting a program as extensive as the one at Equine Affaire is very costly, and we are truly grateful to the many companies and organizations that underwrite production expenses through their generous sponsorships. We extend our most heartfelt thanks to Absorbine®, Rod’s, US Equestrian, Equine Equipment, Farnam, Nutramax, Wahl, and the dozens of other outstanding companies and organizations that endorsed our mission through their sponsorship support. Visit www.equineaffaire.com for detailed information on the Equine Affaire held in West Springfield, MA that will take place November 8-11, 2018.
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OHIO STATE FAIR 2018 CONCERTS ANNOUNCED Ohio State Fair officials have added three concerts to the 2018 Ohio State Fair Concert Series. The Shows announced include The Beach Boys, a coheadline show with TLC and En Vogue, and a stand-up performance by The Daily Show host Trevor Noah. All tickets purchased in advance at ticket master.com/ohiostatefair include free admission to the Fair. Concerts take place in the air-conditioned WCOL Celeste Center. With one act yet to be announced, the 2018 Ohio State Fair Concert Series is as follows: The Beach Boys Wed., July 25, 2018, 7 pm, $30 Reba McEntire Thurs., July 26, 2018, 7 pm, $55, $65 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, 2018, 7 pm, $40 Styx / Cheap Trick Sat., August 4, 2018, 7 pm, $35, $45 Sale of Champions Livestock Auction* Sun., August 5, 2018, 2 pm *Tickets are not required for these shows The following options are available to purchase tickets: Ticketmaster online wq2www.ticketmaster.com/OhioStateFair Ticketmaster phone centers 1-800-745-3000 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 concert yet to be announced will occur August 3. 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 ohiostatefair.com, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.
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2018 US DRESSAGE FINALS RETURNING TO THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK The US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® will be returning to the Kentucky Horse Park, November 8-11, 2018. In its sixth year, this year's event boasts prize money totaling $100,000, the most ever. Created as a national, head-to-head competition to showcase top adult amateur and open competitors, the US Dressage Finals also plays host to some of the top officials in the sport. This year's invited officials are judges Janet Foy, Anne Gribbons, Gary Rockwell, Kristi Wysocki, William Warren, Sue Curry Shaffer, Joan Darnell, Janet Hannon, Elizabeth Kane, Kari McClain, Kathy Rowse, and Dorie Vlatten-Schmitz, and technical delegates Fran Cross and Jean Kraus. The US Dressage Finals represents the best of the best, from across all USDF regions. In order to make attending the event more affordable for those furthest away, travel grants are made available to riders from applicable states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Colorado. US Dressage Finals Organizing Committee Chair and USDF Vice President Lisa Gorretta added “We are excited to return to the Kentucky Horse Park for the 2018 US Dressage Finals and are thrilled to be able to offer $100,000 in prize money! Building upon five successful years, we look forward to the opportunity to again showcase and recognize the top talent from each of our nine Great American/USDF Regional Championships, which serve as qualifiers for the head to head competition at the Finals.” For more information about the US Dressage Finals, or the Great American/USDF Regional Championships, visit www.usdressage finals.com and www.usdf.org, respectively. The prize list for the event will be available June 1, with declarations opening July 1 and nominations opening September 6. Our entire magazine is online at:
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2019 GREAT AMERICAN INSURANCE GROUP/USDF REGIONAL DRESSAGE CHAMPIONSHIP DATES/LOCATIONS The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) has selected the dates and locations for the 2019 Great American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, presented by SmartPak. Dates and Locations* Region 1 (October 3-6) at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center, Williamston, NC Region 2 (September 11-15) Waterloo Hunt Club, Grass Lake, MI Region 3 (October 11-13) Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA Region 4 (September 26-29) Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center, Cumming, IA Region 5 (September 19-22) Colorado Horse Park, Parker, CO Region 6 (September 19-22) Devonwood Equestrian Center, Sherwood, OR Region 7 (September 19-22) Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA Region 8 (September 19-22) HITS on the Hudson, Saugerties, NY Region 9 (October 3-6) Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, TX *Information may be subject to change. These championships recognize the outstanding efforts of riders in each USDF region and provide an excellent opportunity for spectators to view the top competitors in their respective regions. Additionally, the top amateur and open riders at each of the championships, who have submitted a declaration of intent, and completed all other requirements, will receive an invitation to compete at the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. Kathy Sedlak of Great American Insurance Group added, “Our role as title sponsor of the regional championships has afforded a great
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USDF CONGRATULATES 2018 USDF/IDA NATIONAL QUIZ CHALLENGE WINNERS The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) would like to congratulate Kiersten Pratt, overall winner of the 2018 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge, held at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) Nationals. Kiersten, a member of Lake Erie College’s 2020 class, was entered in the Upper Training division. As the grand prize winner, she will receive her choice of an internship or intensive training opportunity at Hilltop Farm, Inc. in Colora, MD. Kiersten shared her enthusiasm for the challenge, and the internship, in saying, "Participating in the quiz challenge has given me the incentive to study deeper about dressage theory, which will help me improve my own riding. I'm very honored to have won the internship with Hilltop Farm and I can't wait to learn from some of the best!" USDF would also like to congratulate the winners in each of the other divisions of competition: Erin Diehl, Lake Erie College, was the winner of the Introductory Level, Morgan Blanyer, Lake Erie College, was the winner of the Lower Training Level, and Giuliana Raggio, Lake Erie College, was the winner of the First Level. Big Dee's Tack and Vet Supply provided gifts for all those who participated in Round 1, as well as prizes for the winners of each of the four divisions and the grand prize winner. This competition, open to all IDA members, consisted of two rounds of competition. The first round took place online through USDF's eTRAK, focusing on classical training and classical dressage theory related to the rider's seat, position, and aids, as well as dressage competition rules. The five highest scoring individuals in each of the four categories advanced to the finals at the 2018 IDA Nationals, held in the George M Humphrey ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (21)
Equestrian Center at Lake Erie College, in Painesville, OH. For more information on the USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge, please visit the IDA website at www.teamdressage.com, the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact USDF at email@example.com. USDF LAUNCHES THE YOUTH SPORT HORSE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce the launch of the USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador Program. This program is comprised of selected ambassadors, from participants ages 1830, who have attended multiple events within USDF’s Sport Horse Education Programs. Each ambassador will attend a USDF Sport Horse Education Program and have opportunities to be mentored by program instructors. Ambassadors will also assist in increasing visibility of USDF Sport Horse Education Programs, through social media and other platforms. For the program’s inaugural year, the chosen ambassadors are: Noel Williams (FL) , Erin Bell-Altman (TX), and Caitlin Gallagher (PA). USDF Sport Horse Committee Co-Chairs Kristi Wysocki and Natalie DiBerardinis had this to say regarding the initiation of this new opportunity for the youth of dressage, “We are very excited to announce the USDF Sport Horse Youth Ambassador Program and to welcome Erin, Caitlin, and Noel as our first ambassadors. Building on the success of the USDF Youth/Young Adult Handler and Breeder Seminars, our Youth Ambassadors will help spread enthusiasm and promote interest in sport horse breeding, handling, and young horse training, among other youth and young adults. This year's ambassadors have already proven their commitment to sport horse programs, through their attendance at previous USDF Seminars and in their own career and internship choices. We feel their stories and energy will excite other young breeders and trainers that represent our future in this country.” To learn more about the 2018 ambassadors, be sure to read the July/August issue of USDF Connection. For more information about the USDF Youth Sport Horse Ambassador Program, contact the USDF office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (859) 971-2277. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
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Navigating Allergy Season by Dr. Eleanor Kellon, www.uckele.com Studies in several species and different equine breeds have uncovered a genetic predisposition to develop allergies and even the genes involved, but destiny does not have to be ruled by genes. Allergy can be described as an unbalanced or exaggerated immune response to a normally encountered challenge. The body will be reacting to a specific protein, called the allergen, in pollen, mold or insect saliva. Seasonal allergies can involve the skin, eyes or respiratory tract with all the familiar signs. Allergy is even behind some cases of seasonal head shaking. Multiple drugs are available to treat allergy signs and are very effective when needed, but the most effective, corticosteroids, come with the risk of significant side effects. There is also much you can do nutritionally to support the immune system’s ability to function in a healthful way. A balanced diet is the first step because the minerals most likely to be deficient or negatively affected by imbalances are also those involved in homeostatic inflammatory pathways (magnesium, iodine) or have considerable antioxidant functions (copper, zinc, selenium). Horses not on pasture have low levels of vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as the critical omega-3 fatty acids which the immune system needs to maintain homeostasis. These nutrients place a strong foundation under the immune system, giving it the tools it needs to function properly. When more support is needed there are many ways to boost the antioxidant capacity of the body including supplemental glutamine, N©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
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BLACK SWAMP DRIVING CLUB, OHIO More than a dozen members and guests gathered at the shelter house on the bank of the Maumee River at Independence Dam State Park, Defiance, OH, April 22. Several turnouts driven by Ohio Horse Council members passed by on the adjacent trail. The event was organized by Angie Hohenbrink to show OHC that drivers, as well as riders, would like access to Ohio equestrian trails. Hohenbrink brought a sleigh and a carriage to attract spectators and had arranged a display of driving information, carriage magazines, and BSDC membership forms and event calendars. Members enjoyed the snacks, pies, and veggies brought for the social hour. Sue and Roger Murray, along with Angie and Al Hohenbrink traveled to Martin’s Carriage auction, Lebanon, PA, April 27-28. Carriages of all types were sold, as well as carriage related items. The Murrays’ report that an original Wells Fargo stagecoach strong box brought a winning bid of $10,000. One of Mary Thomas’ Dartmoor Pony mares went to college April 18. She presented a driving demonstration for Dr. Tori Williams' animal science class at the University of Findlay. The students had a chance to see a set up for combined driving, as well as a pleasure driving show harness and vehicle. Students had a chance to try out the vehicles and work with the harnesses. Several BSDC members are planning to show at the upcoming Great Lakes Area Driving Series (GLADS) at Windy Knoll Farm in Sullivan, OH. A horse driving trial (HDT) is set for the outside facilities June 16-17. Other members will be showing at the North West Ohio Driving Circuit (NWODC) events June 2, July 29, August 25, and September 9. All shows will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Napoleon, OH. The next club drive is June 3rd at Ann and Wayne Leightey’s farm, Upper Sandusky, OH. After a noon potluck there will be driving around their farm and on nearby roads. June 16th has been chosen by the Higgins and Emmons’ families for a drive at the Wyandot Reservoir, Upper Sandusky, OH. Check the ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
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BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION For more times than we care to mention, we have started off this column with complaints about the curve balls that Mother Nature had hurled at us. This month, we are delighted to offer some positive comments about our Michigan weather. Lately, we've seen some beautiful days with warm temperatures and sunny skies. Many of us have ventured out and not just ridden the trails but hiked, biked and fished. Despite the fact that our Spring Work Bee had to be cancelled because of inclement weather, our trails were in pretty good shape for the annual Competitive Trail Ride held by the Great Lakes Distance Riding Association in late April, and it was a success. We're glad that this group has utilized our equestrian facilities for so many years. By the time these words are read, we will have held our “Celebrate Spring” event on May 19. For the past several years, this was hosted by one of our members whose property abuts the Brighton trails, and she treated us to a tasty lunch she prepared and served in her backyard. Participants would ride out, enjoy the lunch, and then return to our staging area. Unfortunately, this year she had (24)
a conflict on the designated date and we had to go to “Plan B.” So, we used our staging area as home base. Our riders confined their horseback outing to whatever portions of the trails they wished to cover, returned to the staging area for lunch, and that was followed by our annual meeting. Several items were on the agenda and the major order of business was the re-election of several board members and the election of a new board member. The board member who decided not to continue in office was Alyssa Connolly, DVM. She had served on the BTRA board for several years and had made significant contributions to our organization. She has actively participated in many of our events and in her capacity as a veterinarian, has made donations to our annual Christmas party consisting of horse health care products. Last year, she offered a “free barn call” as a prize and this was very well received. Of course, many of our BTRA members (yours truly included) utilize her services for our own horses and we all appreciate her clinical expertise. We will miss her on our board, but she has assured us that she will remain active in BTRA. We finally feel confident in saying that the 2018 riding season is in full swing. We have some great events coming up this summer and we'll describe them in detail in next month's column. In the meantime, any and all trail riders are welcome to visit our outstanding equestrian facilities at the Brighton Recreation Area. Mark Delaney, BTRA President
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FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! The next opportunity to camp and enjoy our popular trails will be September 13th-16th. Please join us for 4 days of camping and trail riding. Pancake and sausage breakfasts, Saturday supper potluck, the fundraiser auction, friends and beautiful camping at the Whitford Lake special event area are just a few of the reasons riders return every year. This is your chance to spend 4 days exploring 20+ miles of trails and camp for only $45 for members and $60 for non-members. Go to our website at www.fchfa.org for information and a calendar of events for 2018. Call Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613 with any questions. It is important to support as many trail clubs events as we can as trail riders. I recently attended Pinckney Trail Riders Association Blessing of the Horse event. Thank you to Sue Armstrong and friends of Pinckney for a very enjoyable weekend! The trails are spectacular and the weather was perfect for spring riding. The Saturday morning Blessing had 30 or so riders gather to hear the minister bless our equine friends for this season of riding. We had a potluck supper that evening with comedian Chris Young entertaining campers afterwards. Sue Armstrong has worked tirelessly to improve this equine staging area. There is now a new outhouse, pump, beautiful pavilion, handicap mounting, cleared area for events with picket poles and the staging area has been improved. Thank you Pinckney Trail Riders and Sue Armstrong for your hospitality and hard work. It was a wonderful, fun-filled relaxing weekend that I will be sure to put on my list for next year. Join us for a workbee, ride/potluck, as a member or just get to the Park and ride the trails. Our proposal for camping has been turned in for review. Let our DNR know you'd like to camp at Fort Custer more than twice a year! We invite you to the September Camp Out and hope to see you there! See you on the trails! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
MAYBURY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION May is coming in quite wet! I'm not complaining, it'll be good for 1st cutting hay anyway, and give my re-seeded pasture a boost. The park is blooming and the flowers are just fantastic. Did you know: There are over 70 species of wild flowers in our beautiful Maybury Park? There are! We wish to thank the HIGHLAND CONSERVANCY for the generous $1,500 grant they have bestowed on the Maybury Trail Riders for 2018. We are able to afford materials and equipment for our upcoming projects, like the bridge and culvert rebuild and gravel for the low areas on the Maggie Trail. Some tines for our staging area, as its pretty rough on our barefoot ponies. I also feel we could use some more safety signs at trail crossings. We've had some bike and equine issues, and they mix about as well as oil and water! We need to educate everyone so that we all can enjoy Maybury safely. Debbie Brown, one of the founders of the Maybury Trail Riders Assoc., has donated a self-propelled Honda lawn mower in great condition. This will be such a time saver as my little John Deere riding mower is not compatible with the Maggie trail; we've been weed whipping it, and even though its just .8 miles long, it's still a lot of work. This will save us a lot of effort. On another note, I recently attended the Michigan Horse Council’s Equine Legislation Day at Lansing on Wednesday, May 9th. We volunteers were divided up into small groups armed with information pertaining to the Michigan horse industry. We visited all the districts and introduced ourselves, letting them know that we are a large and important part of Michigan’s Economy. Here are a few numbers on the American Horse Council’s results for Michigan 2017: Total Value added to Michigan Economy: $1.6 Billion Total Employment Impact for Michigan: 30,739 jobs Direct contribution to Michigan GDP: $893 Million 188,865 horses in Michigan – making it the 12th largest state in horse population. (25)
628,000 acres of land in Michigan used for horse-related purposes. We have a wonderful event planned for all you trail riders. Come to Maybury on Sunday, June 24th, meet us at the Horse Staging Area at 10:00 am. You will register at the pavilion and ride to the campground for a summer feast provided by the Maybury Trail Riders. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for cans, we will have a poker contest with prizes at the campground. Bring your halters and lead ropes to tie up and enjoy your lunch. Donation $5.00. Can't beat the price!! Come on over and enjoy beautiful Maybury Park, the entrance is at: 20145 Beck Rd., between 7 and 8 Mile Roads, Northville, MI. DATES FOR 2018 – PLEASE PUT THESE IN YOUR CALENDAR! Saturday, June 9th – Coffee With the Park Supervisor Sunday, June 10th – Golf Outing Fund Raising Event, Downing Farms Sunday, June 24th – Summer Solstice Destination Ride, 10:00 am Saturday, September 29th – Fall Scavenger Hunt Ride, 1:00 pm Check us out – mayburytrailriders.org, Facebook, or contact me, Christina Purslow, 248-912-5238 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. And if you visit Maybury, please sign the registry book at the kiosk in the staging area, just so they know how many of us enjoy the park! Christina Purslow, Membership/President
MiCMO MICHIGAN COMPETITIVE MOUNTED ORIENTEERING What an exciting time of year for horse owners. It is so fun to get out the calendar and list the available horse related events that you would love to participate in. Whether you end up going or not, you have begun searching for a great way to spend time with your horse and good friends old and new. This is a great time to add Competitive Mounted Orienteering to your calendar and give this great sport a try. Our events are listed on our Facebook page and also on the SaddleUp! Calendar of events. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
Horse Association & Trail Riders News MiCMO, continued If you would like to know more about CMO you can visit nacmo.org and read up on what it takes to join this fun group. You can also ask questions on our Michigan CMO Facebook page. The great thing about CMO is that if you already ride the trails and camp with your horse, you are ready to go. Even if you are not ready to camp with your horse but enjoy trail riding, you can come for the day. Every ride has a practice course set up that you can do on foot. This helps competitors to learn to work the compass without the challenge of being on horseback. The ride manager can also send you out with a seasoned team to learn the tricks of the trade. Every ride also has a potluck on Saturday evenings. This is a great time to enjoy good food, find out the placings for the day and share stories from the trails. There are rides both on the east side of the state at Elba Equestrian Complex, Kensington Metro Park and Pontiac Lake State Park. By the time this goes to print we will have already had our ride at Ortonville Recreation Area. If you are more familiar with the west side of the state we have rides at Ely Lake, Silver Creek, and Yankee Springs. This covers the locations of this year's rides. During other years we have had rides at several different locations. It is wonderful to see trails that you haven't ridden and stay at new campgrounds. Please consider trying Competitive Mounted Orienteering this year if you have not already joined us. Come on back if you have tried it before. This sport is never boring because every course has different trails, clues and challenges. Happy Trails! Janet
MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION We are accepting reservations for the Obstacle Training Clinic July 21 & 22 at Morning View Farm, 3075 Turkey Trail, Ionia, MI with clinician Susan Williams. Susan placed first in the following classes at the 2017 Mounted Police Colloquium at the KY Horse Park: Individual Obstacle, Combined Individual Obstacle & Equitation and she also trains Mounted Police horses. She is an awesome instructor who will work with you to successfully experience all of the different obstacles that she will create. There will be two sessions per day. The morning session will be for 8 beginners and in the afternoon for 8 advanced horses, so 16 horses total. You can even bring your young horse or pony who has not been ridden yet (I am!). The cost is $160 for MFTA members and $175 for nonmembers which includes instruction, rustic camping, a stall, 1 bag of shavings and an evening trail ride. Auditing is $10 for one day or $15 for two days if you are an MFTA member and $15 for one day, $20 for two days for non-members. For more info call Char Ostrom 517-983-3550 or Marilyn Mannino 517-862-6676. Print off the reservation form at: www.michiganfoxtrotters.com. All breeds are invited. Spots are beginning to fill, so don't delay in sending in your reservation! MFTA has been accepting entrants for the Versatility Challenge. This program is designed to show how versatile our Fox Trotters can be while earning points along the way. The $20 entry fee will be used to help cover the cost for prizes. We currently have 5 members signed up so far. We added a new category Our Horse Association News section is for young horses not under saddle yet. The free for Michigan & Ohio associations. activities for this group will include bathing, Join us monthly, or bi-monthly, standing for the farrier, ponying and more. it’s your choice! There are several options for prizes including Email: email@example.com embroidery on shirts, an MFTA embroidered jacket, belt buckle and patches. To sign up for Deadline: 15th of the each month the Versatility Challenge call Kathy Kruch @ Word Limit: 600 (Word.doc please) 989-390-1838. Print off the Versatility Program form from our website or FB page Saddle Up! Magazine and send it in to get started. The rules are Call: 810.714.9000, M-F 10am-4pm listed on both sites as well. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The National Trail Ride will be in August this Website: www.saddleupmag.com year with the MTRA again. It will be at ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (26)
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Scheck’s campground on Brown Ridge Road, Traverse City, MI August 11th and 12th. There will be circle riding with the option to take the full ride to Goose Creek in Frederic the following week. For more information contact Kathy Kruch @ 989-390-1838. There are lots of other fun activities close by Traverse City such as river rafting, wineries and breweries, a beach, helicopter tours, bowling, etc. if you want to do something besides ride. Some of our members have horses for sale! Go to our website, FB page to see the beautiful Fox Trotters available. Lots of people are now shopping for their next mount! New members of all ages are always welcome to join our association. There are current members all over this state and in other states, too. Come be part of this foxtrotting, fun-loving group! We are an educational organization that promotes the breeding, training and enjoyment of Fox Trotters in Michigan. We invite you to contact us if you wish to learn more! Our motto is: To ride One is to Own One!
MICHIGAN TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hope this issue finds us all riding!! We are gearing up for riding in Northern Michigan, we just completed our spring workbee. We cleaned up South Branch and River Road trail camps, set new picket poles, did some stump grinding, and had a chipper to make the camps beautiful! Members volunteered time and equipment to complete this in a three day weekend. One of our member's son, Alex, worked with the USFS to replace broken barrier fencing along the Ausable river for his Eagle scout project. Many pictures have been taken at this scenic overlook and new and safe fencing will be a great improvement. Thank you Alex! May held our Blossom Ride at Luzerne trail camp. This is a popular camp as there is much circle riding available and THE BOARDWALK. This was replaced in 2017 by the DNR for hiking and horse use, built over a cedar swamp. The original boardwalk was built by MTRA members many years ago and WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
Horse Association & Trail Riders News MI TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION, cont. finally needed replacing. June is also busy as it holds two of our shore to shore trophy rides. All are busy readying trails and camps for the riding season. Hope to see you on the trails!!
ORTONVILLE RECREATION EQUESTRIAN ASSOCIATION (OREA) Join us on June 23rd for our Horseshoe Hunt and campout. We'll have fun on the trail, hotdogs and chips in the afternoon and a campfire in the evening! How can it get better than that? Ride again on the 24th and help us find 'lost shoes'. OREA is a 501c3 and welcomes all interested persons. Membership directly supports our work at the park. Applications can be printed from 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
23rd with camping all weekend. This ride will be our Circle Ride where you will ride from either Proud Lake staging area or Kensington staging area and ride the circle that connects them both. Lunch will be served at both places. Camping will be at Proud Lake starting Friday, September 21st. Camping is always full of pancakes, movies, campfires and lots of riding. All of our events are open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of our group (although we would love for you to be!) We have people that come out without horses just to hang out and socialize. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting up with our old friends and making new ones. If you would like to be added to our email list to be reminded of upcoming events please email Nancy Efrusy at email@example.com. Nancy Efrusy, Proud Lake Trail Riders
SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. New for 2018, SHSP offers 5 adjacent walkin rustic lake sites for hikers and bikers near the cabins. One separate equestrian, hiker or boater site has been approved for the lookout area! It has a picnic table, fire ring and outhouse. It is a walk-in, boat to or ride to site for registered users. If interested, call 1-800-44Parks or visit www.midnrreservations.com to register for a site. When you visit Sleepy Hollow's Horseman's staging area please notice a new sign-in log box! Connor Brown's Eagle Scout project will be to use your PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS suggestions and gather feedback from all ASSOCIATION multi users. Please take the time to record Hello Everyone! Spring is finally here and we your visitor info for the DNR and for us. are very excited for our upcoming events. Thanks Connor, looks great! Mark your calendars for the rest of our 2018 April 28th was SHTRA's second work bee schedule… and we had many volunteers. SHTRA would Our first riding event will be Sunday June 3rd like to thank all who came and donated their and we will be camping all weekend. We are time and efforts. A rutted hill slope project excited to try out this new idea for a ride with started, two low trail areas were filled, brush everyone. It is going to be a progressive eat trimmed, four new pickett poles installed and and ride! Each “station” will have part of a the staging area drains were cleared and meal for you...you just have to ride the trails marked. Please don't drive over them. Scott to get there! What could be more fun...food and Ryan McCullough, Rosie Johnson and and riding. Camping will start Friday evening, Bob Cooley, Don Brown and Randy Malzahn June 1st and will be full of pancakes, movies, brought equipment – tractors dump wagons campfires and lots of riding. and ATVs – that made the day's work possOur second event will be Sunday, September ible. Randy and Joyce Malzahn set poles. Pat ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (27)
Brown, Chris Nelson and Kathy Briggeman trimmed trails and replaced missing signs. Thanks! July 20-22 will be a Lazy Daze campover weekend. Nothing special just riding and camping. Just be lazy. 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 potluck, unique poker ride, and group campfire. Want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don't have an LQ trailer? Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away and go riding” weekend, go to www.midnrreservations. com or call 1-800-44-Parks. It's easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp with pickett poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee. When the trails are really muddy, please stay on the old road trail-the main part of the south loop, if you chose to ride at Sleepy. That's the staging area to G, H then all the way to the island and L and back. When riding about the island please stay out of the mucky lake. Happy Trails, Marsha Putnam
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WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN At last Spring/Summer!! After the “big chill down and snowfall” here in northern Michigan in Mid-April, the illusion of warm weather seemed just that! However, Mother Nature has come through again with promises of great weather and many opportunities to get outside and enjoy our horses on trails and outdoor arenas!! WDAMI is preparing for our Western Dressage Schooling Show being held August 4, 2018 at Pine Lake Stables in Plainwell, MI. We are still seeking sponsorships and donations for bridle prizes. A sponsorship is $25 and would be most appreciated. You can easily donate by going to our website: www.wdami.org and clicking on Events. We are also co-hosting a Schooling Show with Woodbine Farms in Chelsea on September 16, 2018. Sari Clapperton is hosting several schooling shows throughout the summer. All the shows include Western Dressage classes. You can learn more about the dates at our website too. Dues for 2018 can be paid at our website. You can pay both national and state dues at the site. If you are going to submit scores for the 2018 Year End Awards program, you must be a member of both WDAA and WDAMI prior to your first show. A big thank you to all the Schooling Shows that have added Western Dressage Classes to their venue. The addition of the WD classes has given many of our WD riders across the state an opportunity to compete and show the talents of horse and rider. Happy Riding!!
YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes, May 9, 2018 This meeting was held at the YS Horsemen's Campground and called to order by Ron Walker, President who also led us in our pledge of allegiance to the flag. Barry Roubaix Bike Race: YSTRA would like to thank all the volunteers, with your volunteer hours for this bike race YSTRA earned $800.00. Carla Walker made a motion to add this money to the electrical fund Jodi 2nd, voted on and approved 13-0. Judged Trail Ride: June 23rd, Ron Walker will be the Chair Person for this event. Committee members will be Kathy, Carla, John, Laura, Ken, and Ruth. The format for the JTR will be the same as last year, 10 obstacles on a 3mile trail. The obstacles will be different. A lunch will follow, then awards. Trail Report: Thank you Ken Terpening for clearing the 4 mile trail and moving all the sand we had into the corrals. Ken and Ruth will research the price for new or used mats for the corrals. Mats would help keep the sand in the corrals. There is no update on the spur trail. Andru had agreed to pay for 3 more double corrals. Ken Terpening made a motion to add corrals on sites 11-17-22. Ruth Terpening 2nd, voted on and approved 13-0. Electric Grant Update: John Soper said the Consumers Grant people want to talk with him and get more information. The Equine legislative day was attended by our ETS representative Kristie Walls. The report is not favorable to Michigan equestrians. “The bill would also create an "Equine Commission" to determine how these equine taxes would be spent. Their suggestion is youth groups (4-H, e-teams, high school Our Horse Association News section is rodeo, etc.) rescues, improvements to free for Michigan & Ohio associations. exhibition locations, and more. In my opinion, Join us monthly, or bi-monthly, the MHC wants to tax horse owners and it’s your choice! create a government commission to manEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org date funding the mission of the MHC, since Deadline: 15th of the each month supporting all the above is within the mission Word Limit: 600 (Word.doc please) of Michigan Horse Council.” ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (28)
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It seems that the Michigan Horse Council is supporting a bill to add $3.00 tax on every Coggins test, and $5.00 tax on every ton of feed, $.50 on 40 lb. bags. If this bill is passed, we know from experience that equestrians will see very little of this money in improvements to our equestrian community. Therefore it is imperative that each and every one of you stop and take the time to contact the agricultural committee members and express your opposition to this bill. (http:// house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.as px?comkey=397) This link will get you to the contact information for the ag committee. We must make our voices heard, or we will all pay the price of complacency! Quilt Raffle: Tickets will be sold for this handmade quilt during our scheduled events this summer. The money will be split between Ionia and YSTRA. Skip made a motion the proceeds be added to the Electric Fund, Micki 2nd, voted on and approved 13-0. Solar motion lights have been installed in all four outhouses, thanks to Richard Smith for doing this. Trail Ride Fund Raiser: It was suggested the person furnishing the horse have the rider sign a release form for themselves, collect the money then donate the money to YSTRA. Ron will also check with a lawyer to make sure we are going about this correctly. Land Management: Need a directional sign at the intersection of Hastings Point and Gun Lake Rd. then another at Hastings Point and Duffy Rd. Need FRIENDS GROUP SIGNAGE for entry of Horse Camp Hand Sanitizers for outhouses Need vehicle counter for drive into YS horsemen's camp Need larger Day Parking Area. Need more sand and lime stone for corrals. New Business: Work Bee to move a section of the 4 mile trail away from a wire fence which is close to the trail. It was reported a section of fence is currently in the trail. Ron will update Andru. Work will be done Wednesday, May 16th at 5:00 pm. The signs will be put up on the Pavilion and the Rope Curtain obstacle put up. It was also suggested the tree stumps in camp be made into mounting blocks. Another suggestion: we have a used tack sale during the weekend of the annual meeting. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YS Secretary WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
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Keeping Your Horse Trails Open By Robert Eversole, www.TrailMeister.com We are so blessed. Our nation's public lands are one of America's greatest achievements. Every year, millions of horse owners across the United States visit our federal, state and local parks, as well as other open spaces. And nearly every visit has something in common – trails. Horse owners experience our public lands on trails – whether riding on short paths to scenic overlooks, or taking back country wilderness pack trips. Horse trails are such a repetitive theme woven through open lands that they can often be taken for granted. Please don't! Have you ever wondered how you can do more for your trails, even when off the trail? Here are three easy ways to help keep the trails you love open to horse use now and into the future. Go On A Ride! Explore a trail “less traveled.” Observe and share the state of trails. If you're not out and enjoying your trails, you won't feel the strong appeal to save them. We can all agree that without more hoof prints, our trails will be lost. Please help others discover new places to enjoy and ride by uploading your favorite trails to www.TrailMeister.com. Adding a trail area is easy and helps nearly eight thousand people a day find new areas to enjoy on horseback. For many people, your favorite horse trails and camps are already listed on www.TrailMeister. Make your voice heard on these areas by adding your ride notes. Ride notes are a way to share thoughts, photos, and even GPS tracks from your rides. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
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Horsemanship Clinics By Julie Goodnight, www.juliegoodnight.com For some, attending a horsemanship clinic with a particular clinician, is a bucket-list item that they work toward for years. For others, attending horsemanship clinics with teachers who are leaders in the field is a way to further their careers and boost their horsemanship skills. And then there are the “clinic junkies,” who spend a good portion of every riding season trying to bag as many clinics as they can. (One summer, my husband attended eight different clinics! He also won a year-end award for most-improved in the ranch horse association, so it paid off!) In theory, attending a horsemanship clinic – either as a rider or a spectator – should be an inspiring, motivating and fulfilling event. It's a time to observe, explore innovative ideas, and immerse yourself in your passion; an opportunity to learn from a renowned professional, expand your horsemanship and grow as a rider. Sadly, not everyone has a blissful experience at a clinic. Choosing the right clinician, getting organized ahead of time and preparing yourself and your horse will set you up for success. I've been teaching horsemanship clinics for a couple decades now, but I certainly didn't start my career as a clinician. I first started teaching riding lessons when I was 16, assisting at a small boarding and lesson farm in Florida. My introduction to group riding lessons came a couple years later when I taught for two summers at a youth camp – two of us taught five 1-hour lessons, 40-50 students a day, six days a week, all summer long. By the time I was 19, I was quite proficient at keeping order and managing traffic flow in an arena full of horses and riders. Little did I know then, I would draw on this experience 20 years later. Although my passion for horses had more to do with studying behavior and science-based training techniques, I realized early on in my career that I could be the best horse trainer in the world, but it wouldn't matter if I couldn't teach the rider or handler to have the same success with the horse. So, as I honed my knowledge and training skills, I also had to hone my teaching and communication skills. After all, horses don't pay the bills – people do. Like most “horsemanship clinicians” I spent years – decades, really – teaching individuals and small groups and developing my skills as a horse trainer before I started teaching clinics. I stopped teaching lessons to individuals more than a decade ago, and for the past 15 years I've been teaching horsemanship clinics from coast to coast and abroad. Through my work with the Certified Horsemanship Association, I am still actively involved with educating and certifying riding instructors, but conducting horsemanship clinics now is my main gig. How is a Clinic Different from a Lesson? Clinics are typically taught by someone who is an expert in a particular area of horsemanship, with the experience and depth of knowledge to manage any situation. They are usually taught by someone with a higher level of expertise and/or contains content you would not normally get in a riding lesson. Horsemanship clinics are limited in availability and may require you to travel with your horse. They tend to be costlier in time and money than lessons, but for a great clinic it's money well spent! Not only will a horsemanship clinic connect you to a higher level of ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
training or expertise, it is an opportunity to get an objective evaluation – of your riding, of your horse's training, your tack, your goals – from a professional who has a broad perspective from working with hundreds or thousands of horses and riders, and who has no preconceived notions about you and your horse. Sometimes these objective and experienced eyes will pick up on things that you haven't, offer innovative ideas or remove roadblocks. The format for horsemanship clinics can vary a lot, depending on the riding activities and the clinician. They may be discipline-specific (dressage, jumping, cutting, barrel racing, trick training) or more general in nature (groundwork, riding, colt-starting). Most of my clinics are general horsemanship, which means we address everything from groundwork, to leadership skills, to riding skills, to improving the performance of the horse in any discipline. Some horsemanship clinics will be taught like a series of private lessons that are given in front of an audience, over a PA system. Dressage clinics are usually that way – the clinician works with the riders one at a time, one after the other, and others pay to watch, observe and learn. The one-on-one attention is less pressure than riding in a large group of unknown horses, but the rider is under a microscope from the clinician and audience. The number of riders that can be addressed in one day is also very limited. Other clinic formats will have all the riders in the arena at the same time, with the groups as large as 10-20 riders. Performing in a large group in front of an audience brings unique challenges for both the horse and rider. It also has the potential to greatly expand the training and confidence of both horse and rider. Inexperienced horses can be overwhelmed at first – excited by all the unknown horses, and nervous in a new setting. It's the role of the clinician to help the horses settle in and teach the riders how to cope. It's an excellent experience for a young or green horse and should advance their training significantly. Another unique quality of a horsemanship clinic versus a riding lesson is that there are usually auditors – spectators who have paid to observe the clinician as she/he works with the horses and riders. This can be nerve-wracking for the riders (and for the horses when the spectators laugh, applaud or open an umbrella), but is an excellent and cheap source of information for the spectator. Auditing horsemanship clinics is an excellent source of continuing education for riding instructors and horse trainers, because it allows you to observe all the different horses and see how the clinician adjusts the techniques to the specific needs of the student. Finding the Right Clinic Before signing up for any clinic, you should already have an idea of (30)
and show the owner what the horse needs. This can happen really fast in a clinic under the right tutelage, and we see some dramatic changes in horses. Make sure your horse has the appropriate level of training for the program being offered – be that high or low. Just as it would be unfair to bring a barely-broke 2-year-old to a high-level dressage clinic, or an 18-year-old trail horse to a stadium jumping clinic, it would be inappropriate to bring a world champion reining horse to ride in a colt-starting clinic. Many horsemanship clinics offer novice and advanced levels; keep in mind it is both the horse and rider's ability that must be considered. Both the horse and rider should also be prepared for the physical demands of the clinic. Depending on the type of clinic that you attend, you and your horse may be under-saddle for longer periods than you normally ride. It's unfair to your horse to go from little or no riding to 5-6 hours in the arena for two or more days in a row. If you sign up six months ahead of time, even just riding twice a week is enough to get you and your horse prepared. Showing up at a clinic having not ridden much in preparation might be a waste of money (if the horse gets sore or the rider cannot continue), and could be a recipe for failure. A horsemanship clinic with your horse can be an incredible experience that will boost your horsemanship, your sense of achievement and your confidence. It should leave you with a renewed passion, eager to get home and try all the new techniques you learned. If you choose the right clinic for you and your horse, plan ahead, get organized, prepare, you and your horse will both be set up for success! Enjoy the ride, Julie Goodnight, Trainer and Clinician
your purpose, your goals and what you hope to achieve. Is it to gain experience for a young horse, get continuing education as a professional, upgrade your performance, build a better relationship with your horse, or have a fun time with friends and horses? Narrowing down the clinician you hope to work with, the discipline you want to focus on and the budget and time frame you must work within will help you sort through the options as you research the opportunities available in your area. It's possible you'll have to travel a significant way to reach an indemand clinician, so you'll have to consider cost and travel logistics. To a degree, supply and demand will dictate the cost of the clinic. Popular clinicians usually come with a higher price tag – and their clinics may be hard to get into because of the high demand. On the other hand, last-minute cancellations can result in a discounted spot. Or, up-and-coming trainers may offer great deals on clinics – just because they aren't a household name doesn't mean they aren't a fabulous trainer and teacher. If your goals are competitive or focused on a single discipline, narrowing down your options by networking through breed and discipline associations will be easy. Competition-focused clinics are more available, and tend to be more widely promoted. If you are hoping to attend a clinic for more general reasons – to advance your horse's training, to improve your riding, to gain confidence – you may have to do more research to find the right clinic for you and your horse. Beyond expertise and notoriety, the clinician should have other qualities that compel you. Ask around to discover the “word of mouth” reputation of the clinician, preferably from someone who has ridden in one of their clinics. Is the clinician hard-core and driven, supportive and friendly, slow-paced or fastpaced, humble or egotistical, easy to understand or cryptic, witty or dry? Try to find a clinician whose personality and style of teaching meshes well with yours. If you are a hard-driven competitive rider, you may love the intensity of a high-pressure clinic. If you are timid, inexperienced (you or your horse) or lacking confidence, a demanding clinician may not be an appropriate choice. Preparation of Horse and Rider To get the most from a horsemanship clinic, you'll need to be organized well in advance and prepare your horse mentally and physically for the experience – it may require up to 6 months to a year of planning. Traveling with your horse, sometimes across state lines, on a multi-day excursion is no small task. For your horse it means sleeping in a strange stall, and being required to perform new skills in an arena surrounded by strange horses. Larger horsemanship clinics can offer excellent “seasoning” opportunities for young horses, and a great bonding experience and sense of achievement for a horse and rider. Often people arriving at a clinic for the first time with their horse are surprised that the horse is excited/nervous/exuberant/misbehaving/downright disobedient; often shocked because the horse “never acts that way at home.” A horse's ability to function perfectly at home – with familiar horses and people – sometimes has little or nothing to do with their behavior in an unfamiliar setting. It pays to make a few smaller trips with your horse ahead of time to give him a little taste of “life on the road.” I am never concerned about horses having emotional meltdowns at the beginning of my clinics – to me it is a great “teachable moment.” I relish the opportunity to make a horse feel better about his situation – to educate that horse, bring him into a compliant and contented frame of mind ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
Biosecurity While Traveling
By Taylor Fabus Every horse owner understands that there are biosecurity risks associated with taking your horse off farm. Whether it be for competition, trail riding or sale, each time horses move on and off farm, they are exposed to new environments, new people, new horses and potentially new germs. Although risks will never be completely eliminated, the following tips can help reduce the chance of your horse becoming ill. Be sure your horse is healthy before leaving. Consult your veterinarian and be sure that your horse has had its complete suggested immunization protocol. Additionally, pay close attention to your horse's behavior, as well as the behavior of the other horses at your barn, to be sure that no sudden changes in appetite or in energy level are missed. If your horse is showing any signs of ill-ness, you should never travel off the farm. Clean the stall or area that your horse will be housed in at the show. Upon arriving at a show, trail ride, exposition or sale, be sure to inspect the area that your horse will occupy for the next several hours or days. The first step would be to remove any and all organic matter (feces, bedding, feed) that may have been missed by the clean-up crew following the previous event. This is absolutely the most crucial step in ensuring a clean area. Other precautionary measures, such as spraying down the stall with a broad-spectrum disinfectant, can also eliminate some germs on surfaces. Additionally, if the stall or area includes buckets, feed pans, etc., those should ideally be removed and replaced by your own. Maintain separate travel items and home items. If you're looking for an excuse to buy new, shiny brushes, sheets, blankets and buckets, here it is! Keeping these items separate and used only for traveling purposes (store them in your trailer when not in use) is a good way to keep germs out of your barn and away from your other horses. Another benefit is having all of your travel equipment matching, and therefore it’s more difficult to misplace or leave behind. Along those same lines, thorough cleaning of your own apparel (boots, jackets, gloves) will help prevent the spread of germs from place to place. You should be cautious of any clothing that you wear at the off-site event and then wear into your own barn. Simply taking off your jacket or spraying the organic matter off your boots is a great first step. Minimize the amount of feed and bedding that returns to your farm. It's commonplace to bring extra hay, grain or bedding to the show or event with you, but be careful to not unload everything upon arrival. Leave the hay stored in your trailer until feeding and then you'll have less concerns about packing up any unused hay at the end of the event. Although it may be tempting to bag up any clean, unused shavings or bedding at the end of a show, it is not ideal to take that back to your farm. Keep traveling horses and on-farm horses separate, if possible. This may not be the easiest tip to implement, but it is ideal to keep ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
horses that often travel away from ones that remain on the farm. The traveling horses will be exposed to a variety of germs throughout the travel months, where the non-traveling horses may have immune systems less prepared to handle the new pathogens. Michigan State University Extension has many resources to help you better understand biosecurity. Remember, biosecurity works best when you take several initiatives to reduce risk; there is no one magic practice. Instead, do the best you can and take small, manageable steps to reduce the risk to you and your animals. For more information, visit www.msue.msu.edu To contact an expert in your area, visit http://expert.msue.msu.edu, or call 888-678-3464.
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PONY EXPRESS RIDE In cooperation with the Otsego County Mounted Division and sponsored by the Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association
SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2018 Established April 1860
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2017 Parade through Gaylord
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The Pony Express riders are saddling up to head to Northern Michigan on June 9, 2018. The Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association hosts an annual event called the Pony Express Ride. Each year it is hosted by a Michigan county and mounted police ofcers from across the state bring their horses to participate. In 1962, the Governor of Michigan proclaimed the 2nd Saturday in June as Pony Express Day. Since then hundreds of mounted ofcers have carried several hundred Pony Express letters across Michigan to commemorate this event. The horses and ofcers ride in relays along various routes across the state. Just as many years ago brave riders carried the mail across the west. Each year the state association chooses a recipient to raise money to help with medical needs. This year we are raising money for two children from Northern Michigan. One is a 4 year old boy and the other is an 11 month old boy. Both children are facing some very serious medical issues. We raise money through the sale of Pony Express letters. We have commemorative stationary and matching envelopes where people write their own letters to friends, family, grandchildren, elderly parents, etc. and then give the letters to us along with a small donation. The letters then become part of the annual event. They are carried by horses and ofcers, being handed off to other riders along their routes. Then they are hand cancelled with a commemorative stamp. Following the event they will continue on their way through the U.S. Mail system. We also raise money throughout the weekend with silent auctions and bag rafes with items donated by merchants and private citizens. All donations are welcome! Handmade items, merchandise, whatever you would like to donate. 100% of the money raised through this event goes to this years’ recipients. The Otsego County Mounted Division is the host county this year and it is being held at the Otsego County Fairgrounds in Gaylord, MI. The fairgrounds are located next to the hospital on US 27 in Gaylord. The mail carry will start on June 9th, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. following routes around Otsego County. At 1:00 p.m. there will be an ALL HORSE PARADE through the town of Gaylord. The parade will start at the fairgrounds gate next to the hospital. We are expecting 80-100 horse and riders this year. This years recipients and their families will also be included in the parade riding on horse drawn vehicles. It is an impressive sight to see that many horses and ofcers decked out in full parade gear riding through town! Following the parade there will be a speed horse show at the fairgrounds, where ofcers compete in a “friendly” competition against other ofcers. Everyone is welcome to watch the parade and horse show! Come meet police ofcers and see all their horses. There is no charge and we hope you’ll come and see us. Pony Express letters can still be written until 10:00 p.m. Friday evening by coming to the fairgrounds. If you want to send a letter and won’t be able to attend, please contact Vicki Reinhardt at 231-631-2209 or Nadia at 989-858-0935, we can put you in touch with someone near you. If you would donate something you made or merchandise for our auctions to help these two children with their medical expenses, please give us a call and we'll arrange pickup! So come on out and meet our ofcers and their police horses. Send a Pony Express letter... “they do exist!” Hope to see you there! (33)
Fly Spray Ingredients By Eleanor Blazer, www.horsecoursesonline.com I read product “ingredient” labels all the time. But reading the ingredient list on horse fly sprays is like reading a foreign language. What is that stuff? Well you better know...some ingredients are toxic, some are poisons and some are just irritating. Some of the ingredients are natural, some are synthetic, some are repellents (provides a barrier or drives off insects) and some are insecticides (kills insects through contact, ingestion or inhalation). The ingredients may be found in different percentages and several may be mixed in the same product. In addition to the following active ingredients, fly sprays will also contain substances that act as carriers, fragrance, coat conditioners or as an aid to prevent the sun from breaking down the ingredients. I’ve done the research, now you can use this list to check what’s in your horse fly spray. Butoxy polypropylene glycol – classified as a repellent. It is also used as a wetting agent, defoamer and lubricant. BPG is manmade. Butoxy polypropylene glycol cannot be used on animals intended for slaughter or foals less than 12 weeks of age. It can cause minor eye and skin irritation but is generally safe when used according to the product’s directions. BPG is never used as a sole ingredient. Cajeput – used as a repellent in some natural products. It comes from the cajeput tree, which grows in Australia and southeast Asia. Cajeput is primarily used in human products as a treatment for joint problems, as an inhaled decongestant; in topical solutions for burns, oily skin, eczema and muscle pain. Cajeput is also used in aromatherapy. It has a camphor-like smell that is slightly fruity. The oil can irritate the skin. Cedar oil – used as a repellent in some natural products. It is extracted from cypress or juniper trees (rarely from true cedar trees). Cedar oil is primarily used in pet products to repel fleas. It is not very effective for repelling insects that commonly torment horses. It can cause mild irritation of skin and eyes. Citronella – used as a natural insect repellent and is also classified as a biopesticide by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A biopesticide controls pests naturally and is non-toxic. It is extracted from the cymbopogon (lemongrass) plant. Citronella is most effective against mosquitoes, though it needs to be re-applied frequently. It has also been used to control lice. Citronella can be a skin irritant in some horses. Clove stem – used as a natural insect repellent. Clove stem oil is extracted from the stems of cloves, an evergreen type tree. Cloves are grown in Indonesia, Madagascar, the Philippines and the Molucca Islands. It is common in human aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Clove essential oils can be skin irritants and should not be used at more than one percent dilution. Precautions on human products state “clove essential oil should not be used in cases of hemophilia, alcoholism, prostrate cancer, kidney problems, liver problems and in conjunction with the use of anti-coagulants.” Corn mint oil – used as a natural repellent. Corn mint is primarily grown in Europe. The corn mint plant has a strong overwhelming mint smell and is used in gardens to repel pests. If taken internally it can cause abortion in humans. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
Cypermethrin – is primarily an insecticide (it kills insects that eat or come in contact with it). Cypermethrin is a pryethroid (a synthetic or manmade chemical that is designed to work like natural pyrethrin). It is highly toxic to fish, bees and water insects. In addition to killing insects, the chemical is considered to be a barrier, providing dual protection. Cypermethrin is the strongest pryethroid on the market. Di-n-propyl isocinchomeronate – a synthetic insect repellent. It is used to expand repellent properties of other ingredients. Target pests are biting flies (i.e., black flies, bot flies, deer flies, face flies, horn flies, stable flies and horse flies), chiggers, fleas, gnats, house flies, lice, mosquitoes, and ticks. Eucalyptus – is a natural insect repellent. The oil is extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree (found in Australia) and from a grass located in Asia (C. nardus and C. winterianus). It is thought the scent confuses insects, making it difficult for them to locate the target. Eucalyptus is most effective against mosquitoes. The EPA warns of eye irritation. Geraniol – is derived from plants (primarily the geranium) and works as a natural mosquito repellent. It is also used in human perfume and as flavoring in some foods. It may attract bees due to its fragrant sweet odor. Lemongrass – see citronella. N-octyl bicycloheptene dicarboximide (MGK-264) – a synergist, it enhances the properties of other pesticide chemicals. It has no repellent or insecticidal properties of its own. Pennyroyal – may be used as a natural insect repellent. It is highly toxic and causes abortions. Pennyroyal is a plant in the mint family. It should not be used on pets or humans. Peppermint – sometimes appears as an ingredient in natural insect repellents. It is extracted from a plant which is a hybrid cross between the watermint and spearmint plants. It is safe, but not very effective as an insect repellent. Permethrin – a pyrethroid (synthetic) insecticide. Permethrin is highly toxic to cats and will kill them. Permethrin can be an ingredient in spray and wipe-on products that are applied directly to the horse. It is also an ingredient in many premise sprays. Insects may still land on the horse, but do not remain on the treated area for long. The pest may still swarm around the animal, but not land. Permethrin is one of the longer lasting chemicals used in insect repellents. Follow application directions stated on the label. (34)
Piperonyl butoxide technical – a synergist. PBO has no repellent or insecticidal properties on its own. It prevents insecticides from being broken down by insects, allowing more time for the active ingredient to work. Prallethrin – a pyrethroid (synthetic) insecticide that provides quick knockdown of insects when applied directly on them. Prallethrin is highly toxic to aquatic life. It can cause irritation to the skin and eyes and should not be inhaled. Follow application directions on the product. Pyrethrin (pyrethrum) – botanical insecticide and repellent. Pyrethrin is extracted from the blossom of the chrysanthemum plant which is grown primarily in Africa and India. Availability of pyrethrin is erratic due to growing conditions, this causes shortages and price fluctuation. Pyrethrin also breaks down quickly in sunlight. Many products that contain pyrethrin will also contain a sun screen to extend the life of the chemical. These drawbacks have led to the development of synthetic (pyrethroid) chemicals (see cypermethrin, permethrin, prallethrin and resmethrin). Insects have not developed a resistance to natural pyrethrin; they are becoming resistant to pyrethroids. Pyrethrins are classified as having a low or moderate toxicity level, according to the EPA, when used according to the product’s directions. PyGanic – a proprietary form of pyrethrin which has been listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI). The pyrethrin has been certified organic and is approved for use on organic farms. Resmethrin – an insecticide and repellent. It is a pyrethroid and closest to natural pyrethrin. It is very effective in controlling mosquitoes. The EPA rates it as a low toxicity chemical when used
according to directions. Avoid inhaling the spray. Wormwood – may be used as a natural insect repellent. It is extracted from the wormwood plant, a perennial bush. It produces a strong odor and has a bitter taste that may repel insects. After doing this research, I have decided that the product for my horse will contain pyrethrin, piperonyl butoxide, a sun screen and it will be water based. I’m going shopping! Please be sure to always follow the directions on the product you chose for your own horse. Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies or certification as a Professional Horse Trainer or Riding Instructor. Start your new career as a riding instructor, horse trainer, or stable manager. All courses are online. Visit www.horsecoursesonline.com
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behind the arena. Fortunately, no horses noticeably acted out, even when a plastic bag slowly floated over the arena later in the day. After saddleseat, huntseat and equitation over fences (jumping) took place, before the western classes could begin. Consistent with varsity, huntseat as well as western equitation, were two of the larger classes with the arena full of various types of horses and riders avoiding the usual traffic jams the best they could. Before speed, reining had to start. Among the quarter horses, one saddlebred completed the pattern to many people’s surprise. Somewhere in the western mix, trail was set up in the main arena. In past varsity years, trail is normally in the grass near the warm up area, not in the arena, so I was glad Romeo’s team arranged the class to be held in the actual show arena environment. The final parts of the day – and many people’s favorites – were four speed/gymkhana classes: flags, barrel racing, pole bending, and two-man relay. Just like some of their younger riders, a few of the coaches competing in flags went a little too fast to successfully drop the flag in the bucket. With only a few downed barrels and poles, two-man could close out the day. Many horses discovered that they could at last gallop down the arena, but one of the horses on my team went no faster than a casual lope – he never really had much of a top gear. As the riders were finishing un-tacking and packing up, they were called back to the arena for a small awards ceremony. Romeo and Oxford were champions for the day in their divisions with Brandon/ Rochester in addition to Lapeer as reserve. The top teams received trophies, which will hopefully be part of Romeo’s plan for awards in future years. Everyone seemed to enthusiastically agree that this should be an annual alumni event after enjoying the day of fun. Each year, there is an increase in high schools added to the varsity equestrian team list under MIHA. As this number grows and, as Throop stated, “MIHA does not go away.” There will be more and more alumni who have formed lifelong relationships from equestrian team. Something as small as a one-day local alumni show brings these riders together for a day of laughs remembering a piece of their lives on horseback years ago.
High School Equestrian Team Alumni Show 2018 By Shelby Agnew, Saddle Up! Magazine Reporter at Large The first ever equestrian team show for high school alumni took place on Saturday, May 5th, organized by Romeo's varsity team as a fundraising event. The show was held at the Armada Fairgrounds for MI Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) District 2 teams. It consisted of Romeo, Oxford, Lapeer, and Brandon/ Rochester who combined their teams for this occasion. Instead of the show having four divisions, like typical high school equestrian team shows (A for at least ten riders; B for five to ten; C for two to five; D for one to two), there were only two: A Division for ten or more riders, and B Division for less than ten. Alumni could be on the team they coached or competed on in the past, including those graduating in 2018. To a great relief for many of the adults, the show was casual, so show clothes and fake tails were not required. Romeo’s head coach, Heather Throop, mentioned that an alumni show has been talked about for ten years, so her team decided to finally produce it in hopes that more teams will join in as a “fun way to bring new and old alumni together.” Throop expressed that she did not want riders to spend a considerable amount of money on new show clothes or tack, in case they have not shown in years, especially for an event that had the purpose of being fun. Even though I could have participated, I did not feel ready and I needed my dad’s horse, Violet, who happened to be gone that weekend. I still decided I would drive over to support my team and favorite coaches from Lapeer, while capturing pictures as photo documentation. We were a B team along with Oxford, while the other two teams were in A Division. The show ran similarly to high school equestrian team, beginning with western, saddleseat, and huntseat showmanship followed by the saddleseat riding classes. This was the first show I had seen more than one true saddleseat horse in one arena. As the forward moving Romeo Saddlebreds pranced around, a small group of people started playing soccer in the nearby elementary school field
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Redirecting Negative Thoughts By Kimberly Cardeccia, www.ConfidenceThroughConnection.com It is very true that there are many benefits for us if our thoughts are positive. They can change our perspective, how we're feeling, and even influence our brain chemistry. But there is something that I would like to caution about: we are not going to be able to only have positive thoughts. Often, I come across people who feel that they are not succeeding, or are a failure, because they can't eliminate their negative thoughts. There are lots of interviews, articles and books about the power of positive thoughts or affirmations, and how important it is to think positively. This information is not only true, it can offer us some hope that we can change things. However, there is more to the story. What isn't presented with the same level of enthusiasm, is that it is not possible for us to completely banish those negative thoughts. This can crush the hope that the idea of thinking positively will help us get closer to where we want to be in our lives. Yet, it isn't due to a lack of effort, intelligence or determination. This is due to our human physiology, not to a weakness of any sort. Seated at the base of our skull is a part of the brain called the reticular activating system. One of its primary functions is to tell our brain what to pay attention to. We get an incredible amount of information coming into our brains in any moment. It has been estimated that we get 11 million bits of information in a second coming into our brains. How overwhelming is that? Which is why the reticular activating system (RAS) is so necessary. This helps our brain know what to pay attention to, and what to let pass by. For example, have you ever shopped for a vehicle and suddenly become aware of how many of that make and model are out there? You start seeing them driving around, parked in lots and in front of people's houses...they're everywhere. Now, it's most likely that they were always there, but now your RAS has brought that particular vehicle onto the “pay attention to” list. The RAS has put that onto your radar. The RAS is also programmed to keep us safe. This feature was much more beneficial when we lived more as prey and predator. It warns us of change, and tries to resist it, because it could be unsafe. It wants things to stay the same, because it's safer that way. It also looks for the danger in every situation. Otherwise, we could perish! So, we have our RAS to thank for our desire to avoid change and listen to our fears. This can impact our riding and our relationships with our horses big time. Because of the mind/body connection, our thoughts directly influence our physical state. Our horses can tell when we're faking about things being ok. If we are worried about what's going to jump out and spook our horses, they can sense our apprehensions, even if we think we're hiding them. Of course, because our bodies are sending the signals that something isn't right, our horses might go on high alert, and look too closely for something to spook at. Instead of viewing our negative thoughts as a catastrophe, or a sign of failure, we can remember that thoughts is all they are. We don't have to buy into them, believe them, or feel awful because they went through our minds. We can simply notice them and not give them anymore fuel through our attention. We can only think one thought at a time. Even though it can seem like we have tons of them because they happen so quickly, remember just one at a time. We can choose to think of something much ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
more aligned with our goals and desired feelings than any-thing our brain throws at us. We can focus on a victory we had, or a place where we feel safe and secure to help us shift our thoughts and perspective. Remember that redirection of thoughts is a skill and will take practice like any other skill. No fair trying it once and saying it doesn't work. Choosing a thought more aligned with our goals will help us accomplish amazing things and help our horses be happier! 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.ConfidenceThroughConnection.com
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TRAINING & LESSONS Beautiful Boarding and training facility for all breeds & disciplines. Green horses & first-time riders welcome! Offering western dressage & short-term intensive training programs. Visit our website for more information. IRONWOOD FARM & DOROTHY MUELLER Leonard, MI (Oakland) (PS-09/18) Dorothy 313.215.1944 Email: email@example.com www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com Dressage and Hunter/Jumper Lessons. Proven instructor will take you and your horse to the next level! Individual and group lessons available at WillowTree Equestrian Center, SW Michigan. Traveling lessons available. Karin Bielefeld – 269.470.5007 Bangor, MI (Van Buren) (M-07/18) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FOUR POINTS FARM: Training, lessons, sales, judging, clinician services, and camps. Specializing in Equitation, Saddle Seat, Hunt Seat, Western and Driving. Beginner through World Champion level instruction. FOUR POINTS FARM - www.fourpointsfarm.com Commerce Twp., MI (Oakland) M-07/18 248.245.5587, email: email@example.com Lessons, Training, Leasing & Sales – Beginner through advanced, English & Western, including jumpers, eventing, barrels, pleasure and more. Find us on Facebook. www.phoenixeqcenter.com PHOENIX EQUESTRIAN CENTER Rachel – 734.660.5151, firstname.lastname@example.org Tipton, MI (Lenawee) (M-06/18)
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TRANSPORTATION DRAGONFLY’S RIDE: How your horse likes to travel! We ship around the corner or around the country. Ship in single, double, or box stalls. We specialize in quality, not quantity. 24-hour emergency service. www.dragonflysride.com DRAGONFLY’S RIDE Northville, MI (Washtenaw) (S-05/19) Fred 248.249.8593 | Dennis 248.320.9839 Safe Reliable Horse Transportation. Servicing Michigan and the Midwest using quality three stall slant trailers with noise reduction to safely move your precious cargo with as little stress as possible - I care about your horses! CIELO FARMS EQUINE TRANSPORTATION Mason, MI (Ingham) (S-11/18) Scott Burgess – 517.927.3273 Email: email@example.com
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JUNE 2-3 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI Weekend Show. ABRA approved, all breeds. Shiawassee Co. Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Stall reservations Courtney, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online at: www.michiganbuckskin.org JUNE 2-3 – Communication with Your Horse Clinic. Clinician Michael Gascon. Open to all breeds. 9am-4pm. 141 Mayer Rd., Wales, MI. Christine Collins 586.405.2474, email: email@example.com, or visit Michael online at: www.gasconhorsemanship.com JUNE 2-3 – Genesee Co. 4-H Horse Leaders Assoc. Open Show. 8:30 am start. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris, MI. Contact Lori Eastwood at 810.691.8365, email: eastwoodacres@aol. com or visit us online at: www.gchla4h.com JUNE 2-3 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Rodeo, both days. 10 am start. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com JUNE 2-3 – WMAR Red, White and Blue Appaloosa Show. 8am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (North end indoor arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Amy Schweiger 810.602.8998, firstname.lastname@example.org, online at: www.wmarapp.org JUNE 3 – Blue Water Miniature Horse Club Show, 8:30 am start. Open to all! Wolcott Farm, 65775 Wolcott Rd., Ray, MI. Contact Bonnie 810.384.6023, email: missbonnie@ frontier.com, online at: www.bwmhc.org JUNE 3 – Brandie Corlew-Feasal Memorial Show. 8:30 am start. Casual AM, Speed PM. Red Flannel Saddle Club, 6272 21 Mile Road, Sand Lake, MI. Contact Julie 616.427.9514, email: email@example.com or http://red flannelsaddleclub.org/2018/events.html JUNE 3 – 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. JUNE 6 – 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 JUNE 8-10 – Blue Ribbon Driving Show, Derby and Clinic. 8am start. Rattlewood Farm, 1935 Ray Rd., Oxford, MI. Contact Judi Campbell 517.575.5547, or email: avalonmews@ yahoo.com, or visit www.mhdva.org (41)
JUNE 8-10 – MI Reining Horse Assoc. SlideIn, 8am start. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 N. Eastman Rd., Midland, MI. Show contact Deena Dunkle 989.233.7157, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.mrha.org JUNE 8-10 – 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: email@example.com, or visit: www.miranchhorse.com JUNE 9 – 9th Annual Megan Holt Memorial Payback Speed Show. Barrel expos 9:30am, show starts 11am. Kal Val Saddle Club, 9853 S. 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Al Standish at 269.626.5748, or www.kalvalsaddleclub.com JUNE 9 – 57th Annual Pony Express Ride. Sponsored by the Michigan Sheriff’s Mounted Association. Otsego County Fairgrounds, 275 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI. Contact Vicki Reinhardt at 231.631.2209 or www.msma.us JUNE 9 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook. JUNE 9 – Glass-Ed Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 5/27/18. Online entry available. Serenity Farm, 7872 Wilson Ave., Byron Center, MI. Contact Janine 616.723.4122, email: email@example.com or visit us online at www.glass-ed.org JUNE 9 – Silver Spurs 4-H Club Annual Open Show, 8am start. Calhoun County Fairgrounds, (Back Arena) 720 Fair St., Marshall, MI. Show contact Becki Hagaman 269.986.1250, email: firstname.lastname@example.org JUNE 9 – Wranglers 4-H Club Open Show, 9am start, $4.00 per class. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, 188 Park Dr., Caro, MI. Contact Holly Harp 810.358.847, visit Facebook or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org JUNE 9-10 – Bluewater Pleasure Horse Association Show. All Weekend’s have High Points. Huron County Fairgrounds, 501 Fair St., Bad Axe, MI. Visit us online at: www.bwpha.com, or find us on Facebook. JUNE 9-10 – Central MI Horseman’s Assoc. Point Approved Show, 8am start. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Call Katie 989.666.4867, email: email@example.com, www.cmha.info WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
Show & Event Dates JUNE 9-10 – Great Lakes Buckskin Assoc. Double Judged All Breed Horse Show. 9am start. IBHA, Mini & Ranch Horse Classes. MSU Pavilion (South Barn), 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Email: greatlakesbuckskin@ yahoo.com, or visit www.glbahorse.org JUNE 9-10 – Wyn Farm Dressage Schooling Show. English and Western Dressage classes. Wyn Farm, 3100 Noble Rd., Williamston, MI. Contact Jordan Kroll 586.703.7690, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wynfarm.com JUNE 10 – 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: email@example.com JUNE 10 – Justamere Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Series Show 1. Grand Champion of the day awarded at each show. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email Kathy: kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.justamere.info JUNE 11-15 – 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: email@example.com, or online at: www.foxfieldarabians.com JUNE 15-17 – Jeff Bujack QH Shows. AQHA, MQHA & NSBA approved. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: mqha@ hotmail.com or www.miquarterhorse.com JUNE 15-17 – State 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend. Camping, trail ride, activities, meals, more! D Bar D Campground, 7064 E. 64th St., Chase, MI. Email Taylor Fabus firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.canr.msu. edu/ans/extension/horse_youth_programs/ JUNE 16 – Capitol Area Open Horse Show Circuit Open Show, 8:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Kara 517.894.4074, or Laura 517.795.7082 JUNE 16 – Eve of Father’s Day 45th Annual Horse Show sponsored by HVEC. 9am start. HVEC Grounds at Milford High School, 2380 Milford Rd., Highland, MI. Contact Caron Layman 248.830.2070, or visit us online at: www.hvec.info Enter events 24/7/365 at YOUR convenience!
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JUNE 16 – Kal Val Saddle Club Fun Show. Speed only, 4:30pm start. Kal Val Saddle Club, 9853 South 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Al Standish at 269.626.5748, or visit us online at: www.kalvalsaddleclub.com JUNE 16 – Leaders Day 4-H Open Show, 8:30 am start. Livingston Co. 4-H Horse Committee points approved. Cohoctah Horse Park, 6258 Preston Rd., Cohoctah, MI. Contact Michelle 517.376.2859, or http://msue.anr.msu.edu/ county/livingston/livingston_county_4_h JUNE 16-17 – American Horsemen Challenge at OBar Ranch. 608 Kubacki Road, Gaylord, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us online at: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com
JUNE 17-21 – Oakland County 4-H Horse Camp. Children ages 9-19. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Become a counselor! Email Debbie at email@example.com or visit us online at: www.oakhc.org JUNE 20 – 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 JUNE 20-23 – Draft Horses at the Berlin Fair. MI Draft Horse Breeders Association. Contact Marty Barkow 616.696.2924, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/midrafthorseassoc/ For fair schedule visit: www.berlinfair.org
JUNE 16-17 – Centreville Classic Draft Horse Show. MI Draft Horse Breeders Association. St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, 316 East Charlotte St., Centreville, MI. Contact Ross Honsberger 419.466.2529, or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/midrafthorseassoc/
JUNE 22-24 – Eastern MI Arabian Assoc. Show II. Closing date: June 16. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at: www.emma.org
JUNE 16-17 – FQHR of MI Show for FQHR registered horses. Cow horse and show classes. Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission Rd., Mt Pleasant, MI. Contact Deb Horren 810.407.0252, email: horendebbie@ aol.com, or visit www.michigan-fqhr.com
JUNE 22-24 – Floral City Open Show Circuit, 8:30 am start. Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI. Call 734.931.6004, or email: huntfronts@hotmail. com, or showbill online at: monroecounty4h horsenpony.webs.com/forms
JUNE 16-17 – National Little Britches Assoc. of MI Year End Finals. Rodeo Saturday. Breakfast, meeting, awards Sunday. Tyler Arena (Tom’s Western Store), 8982 E. M-21, Ovid, MI. Online at: www.nlbraofmi.com or visit www.tomswesternstore.com
JUNE 22-24 – Hunter’s Run B & USEF Local Show. MHJA approved show. Hunter’s Run Farm, 9241 Secor Rd., Temperance, MI. Call 734.856.2404, or visit: www.mhja.org
JUNE 16-17 – Windermere C Show, MHJA approved. Windermere Equestrian Center, 20615 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township. Call 586.465.2170 or visit: www.mhja.org JUNE 17 – Mackinac Island Lilac Parade. Mackinac Horsemen’s Assoc. Father’s Day Parade. Starts on Main St., Mackinac Island, MI. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, email: email@example.com, or visit us online at: www.mackinachorses.org JUNE 17 – 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. JUNE 17 – Tri-County Horseman’s Association Open Breed Horse Show. 8:30am start. Sanford Park, 13225 N. Sanford Rd., Milan, MI. Contact Judy 734.260.2916, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, online at: www.tchamilan2.webs.com, or find us on Facebook. (42)
JUNE 22-24 – 33rd Annual Metamora Carriage Driving Assoc. Competition. Windrush Farm, 4295 Barber Road, Metamora, MI. Contact: Barbara Chapman 810.678.2500, email: email@example.com, Facebook, or www.metamoracarriagedriving.org JUNE 22 – Mid-MI Mounted Archers Demo 6pm (Free). Instruction 7pm (Registration Required). Contact Heather 248.250.1557. Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10, Ludington, MI. MCFE Cizzler Shows Fundraiser JUNE 23-24 – 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 JUNE 23 – Boots & Saddle 4-H Club 46th Annual Open Show, 8:30am start. Ingham County Fairgrounds (South arena), 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI. Contact Jean Maiville (text ok) 517.285.7161, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Show & Event Dates JUNE 23 – Buchanan Westerner’s Judges Feedback Open Show. Buchanan Westerner’s Riding Club, 14665 Mead Road, Buchanan, MI. Contact Chrissy Bradford 269.362.2915, email: email@example.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.com
JUNE 24 – Maybury Trail Riders Destination Ride, 10am-4pm. Donation $5. Maybury State Park, 20145 Beck Rd., Northville, MI. Contact Cristina Purslow 248.912.5238, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at: www.mayburytrailriders.org
JUNE 23 – Comb & Curry 4-H Club Open Horse Show, 9am start, $4.00 per class. Tuscola County Fairgrounds, 188 Park Dr., Caro, MI. Contact Krystal 989.660.9064, visit Facebook or online at: www.tuscolacountyfair.org
JUNE 24 – Rose City Show Circuit Open Fun Show, 8am start. Camp McGregor, 10380 Adams Rd., Clark Lake, MI. Contact Megan at 517.206.7450, email@example.com, online at: http://www.jacksoncounty4hhorse council.com/rose_city_shows_information
JUNE 23 – Glass-Ed Dressage Show. Entry closing date: 6/14/18. Online entry available. Pine Lake Stables, 12300 Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, MI. Contact Mary Johnson at 269.664.4223, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.glass-ed.org JUNE 23 – 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 JUNE 23 – Paint Creek Valley 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 JUNE 23-24 – Mid MI Open Horse Show Circuit Cowgirl Up Sanctioned Show. 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 JUNE 23-24 – 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, email@example.com, or online at www.redflannelsaddleclub.org JUNE 24 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Show 2 of 3) JUNE 24 – 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: email@example.com
JUNE 24 – Tuscola 4-H Horse Leaders 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 JUNE 25-28 – Genesee County 4-H Horse Leaders Association Achievement Days Opening Ceremonies. 5pm main arena, banquet potluck in the 4-H barn. JUNE 26-28 Shows start each day at 8am. Visit us on Facebook, or at www.gchla4h.com JULY 27 – River Run Horse Shows Speed 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 JUNE 28 – 20th Ann. Mackinac Horsemen’s Assoc. Cowboy Cookout Fundraiser. 5pm to 8pm. Mackinac Community Equestrian Ctr., 3800 British Landing Rd., Mackinac Island. Contact Ashley 906.847.8034, info@mack inachorses.org, www.mackinachorses.org JUNE 28-JULY 1 – Haverhill B & Pony Show at Win-A-Gin Farm. MHJA approved. Win-A-Gin Farm, 3610 Delano Rd., Oxford, MI. Call 248.628.2296 or visit us at: www.mhja.org JUNE 29 – 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: firstname.lastname@example.org JUNE 30 – Kal Val Saddle Club Fun Show. Speed only, 4:30pm start. Kal Val Saddle Club, 9853 South 34th St., Scotts, MI. Contact Al Standish at 269.626.5748, or visit us online at: www.kalvalsaddleclub.com
JUNE 30 – Kounty Kavalry 4-H Club Open Show, 9am start. Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 S Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI. Contact Amy 517.663.1699, or 517.749.4136, email: Enter events 24/7/365 at YOUR convenience! email@example.com, or on find Kounty www.saddleupmag.com Kavalry on Facebook. ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (43)
JUNE 30 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wmaha.org JUNE 30-JULY 1 – Buckskin Horse Assoc. of MI Weekend Show. ABRA approved, all breeds. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. Stall reservations Courtney, email: mibuckskin1967@gmail. com or online: www.michiganbuckskin.org JUNE 30-JULY 1 – MI State Pinto (MSPBO) All Breed Open Show. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI. Contact Susan via email: michiganstatepinto email@example.com, or www.mspbo.org
JULY 2018 JULY 1 – Justamere Hunter/Jumper and Dressage Series Show 2. Grand Champion of the day awarded at each show. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email Kathy: kathleen firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.justamere.info JULY 1 – 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 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 2-8 – MQHA Harbor Classic Shows. AQHA, MQHA approved. NSBA dual approved points. Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US10, Ludington, MI. Contact MQHA office 616.225.8211, email: info@miquarterhorse. com, or visit www.miquarterhorse.com 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: email@example.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.
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Show & Event Dates JULY 6-8 – MI Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Show. MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI. Call 517.655.4712, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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 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 JULY 13-15 – Eastern MI Arabian Assoc. Show III. Closing date: July 7. Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Road, Corunna, MI. Email: emmasecretary@ gmail.com or visit: www.emma.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com, or online at: www.glass-ed.org 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com. Online at: www.wmarapp.org
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Show & Event Dates 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com, or visit us online: www.mackinachorses.org
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.bwmhc.org
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 email@example.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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cmha.info
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 21-22 – 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: email@example.com, www.nacmo.org or find us on Facebook.
JULY 20 – Mid-MI Mounted Archers Demo 6pm (Free). Instruction 7pm (Registration Required). Contact Heather 248.250.1557. Mason County Fairgrounds, 5302 US-10, Ludington, MI. MCFE Cizzler Shows Fundraiser
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 – 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 – Trail Obstacle Clinic taught by Susan Williams, Eaton County Mounted Unit. Morning View Farm, 3017 Turkey Trail, Ionia, MI. Contact Marilyn 517.862.6676, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at: www.michiganfoxtrotters.com
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: email@example.com, online at: www.hollandwestern.net, or on Facebook.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (45) 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 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 27 – NMQHA All Novice Show, 8am start. AQHA, NMQHA, MQHA approved. Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Ave., Midland, MI. MQHA 616.225.8211, email: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, or visit: www.miranchhorse.com JULY 28 – Dani Arsenault Memorial Horse Show. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI. Call 810.207.1512, or email: damhsshowmanage firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or online at: www.buchananwesterners.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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us online at: www.bwmhc.org Visit us online at:
Show & Event Dates 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
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
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 email@example.com, or www.justamere.info
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or wmarapp.org
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 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, or visit us online at: www.wdami.org/events
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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, find MiCMO on Facebook or www.nacmo.org
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: email@example.com, or online at: www.gchla4h.com/shows.html 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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: email@example.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.
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Show & Event Dates 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online www.miquarterhorse.com
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: email@example.com, or online at: www.full360.horse
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
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
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
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 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook: Equine Training Consulting
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 25-26 – American Horsemen Challenge at OBar Ranch. 608 Kubacki Road, Gaylord, MI. Find us on Facebook or visit us at: www.americanhorsemenchallenge.com
SUNDAYS: Team Sorting Practice at Blue Ridge Stock Farm, Howell, MI. $20 cattle fee, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. 517.548-6899. Spring through Fall Only.
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
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, email@example.com or www.greatlakesequestrianfestival.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 18-19 – 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 Show 4. Grand Champion of the day awarded at each show. Justamere Equestrian Centre, 56295 Card Rd., Macomb, MI. Call 586.295.1313, email Kathy: kathleen email@example.com, or www.justamere.info
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or shtra.org
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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 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: email@example.com, or online at www.tommooresales.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
Show & Event Dates 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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JUNE 2-3 – Ohio Paint Horse Club MI & OH Partnership Scholarship Show. PAC approved. Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm St., London, OH. Contact Roxann 440.281.7675, email: email@example.com, online at: www.ophc.org or find us on Facebook. JUNE 7-9 – 47th Annual Brown County Charity Show. Brown County Fairgrounds, 525 W. State Street #1, Georgetown, OH. Stall reservations: Jenny Connor 937.378.6532, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.browncountycharityhorseshow.com JUNE 8-10 – Inter-County Horsemen’s Assoc. Triple Point Show. Open to all breeds. ASHAO approved. Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Amy 330.457.7440, email: hoofsn email@example.com, or www.i-cha.org JUNE 8-10 – Majestic View USDF/USEF Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: www.majesticfarm.net JUNE 9 – 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
JUNE 13 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, email: email@example.com, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.org JUNE 15-17 – Ohio Ranch Horse Association Show. Henderson’s Arena, 739 Van Fossen Rd., Jackson, OH. Contact Amy Roberts at 740.819.8446 or Simone Marshall at 740.407.2286. Find us on Facebook or visit us at: www.ohioranchhorseassociation.com JUNE 16 – Medina Horse Council Committee Open Horse Show, COSCA Official Point Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@ coscaonline.com or, www.coscaonline.com JUNE 17 – Sharon Flying Horse Association Open Horse Show, COSCA Official Point Show. Medina County Fairgrounds, 720 W Smith Rd, Medina, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: info@ coscaonline.com or, www.coscaonline.com JUNE 21-24 – NOQHA Summer Six Pack Circuit. AQHA, OQHA and NOQHA approved. Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Route 68, Findlay, OH. Contact Chris Darnell, show sec. 330.697.6353, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: www.noqha.com
JUNE 1-3 – Custers Cowboys Match. Fri 7pm: 3 STAGE DP, Sat 11am: 4 STAGE DP, Sun 10am: 4 STAGE DP. WB Ranch & Arena, 1621 County Road B, Swanton, OH. Contact Clayton or Jolyn at 989.307.0915, 989.666.3820 or www.custerscowboys.com
JUNE 9 – Poker Run, noon start. Payback 25%, 15% and 5% first three riders. Knox County Horse Park, 7360 Thayer Road, Mount Vernon, OH. Contact Ken 740.258.9914, email: kr9er @hotmail.com, or knoxcountyhorsepark.com
JUNE 21-23 – Twin Rivers Charity Horse Show. Delaware County Fairgrounds, 236 Pennsylvania Ave., Delaware, OH. Contact Leslie Backus at 740.815.3189, email: email@example.com, or call Judy Peters at 614.402.1260, or find us on Facebook.
JUNE 2 – 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
JUNE 9-10 – Fulton County Saddle Club Show, 8am start. AQHA, OQHA, NOQHA, OMIQHA point approved. Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 OH-108, Wauseon, OH. Contact Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.noqha.com
JUNE 21-24 – Brave Horse Summer Series Show III. USEF A Rated Show. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S County Line Road, Johnstown, OH. Call 614.206.5452, email: email@example.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com
JUNE 2-3 – Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Western Semi-Finals B. University of Findlay Western Farm, 14700 US Rte 68, Findlay, OH. Show Manager: Todd Knerr 614.778.5132, or visit: www.rideiea.org
JUNE 10 – Keystone Saddle Club Elks Show. 9am start. Glen Dunn Arena, 5695 Clay City Drive SE, Uhrichsville, OH. Email: keystone firstname.lastname@example.org, www.keystone saddleclub.com, or find us on Facebook.
JUNE 2-3 – Hunter/Jumper and Academy Schooling Shows Series End Championship. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, email: email@example.com or online at: www.chagrinvalleyfarms.com
JUNE 10 – Combined Test, Dressage Classes, Jumper Rounds, XC Schooling. Entries close: June 6. Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Jackie 330.277.6964, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: www.stonegatefarm.org
JUNE 23-24 – 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
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JUNE 24 – Windy Knoll Celebration AMHA Show. Windy Knoll Equestrian Center, 474 OH58, Sullivan, OH. Contact Laura Mullens 607.769.6743, or visit www.amha.org JUNE 27 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, email: email@example.com, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.org WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM
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JUNE 29, 30 & JULY 1 – Inter-State Triple Point Horse Show. Summit County Fairgrounds, 229 E. Howe Rd., Tallmadge, OH. Contact Terry Walker 724.433.5344, email: firstname.lastname@example.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
JUNE 30-JULY 1 – Ashland Paint & Plain Saddle Club show, 9am start. PAC & OCAP approved. Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland, OH. Contact President Chunk Watts 330.317.0945, or visit us online at: www.ashlandpaintandplain.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
JUNE 30-JULY 1 – Crazy Woman Ranch 2018 Bonus Cash Series. 8:30am start. IBRA, NPBA, Roadies approved. 6450 LancasterCircleville Rd. SW, Lancaster, OH. Call Chris or Joyce Hanes at 614.595.1850, or find us on Facebook.
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: email@example.com, or find us on Facebook or visit: www.lucascountyfair.com
JUNE 30-JULY 1 – OMIQHA Summer Sensation, 8am start. AQHA, NOQHA, OQHA, OMIQHA, NSBA approved. Eden Park Equestrian Complex, 2607 Blayney Rd., Sunbury, OH. Contact Chris Darnell 330.697.6353, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.noqha.com
JULY 11 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, via email: email@example.com, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.org
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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: www.ohiostatefair.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 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: email@example.com, www.pinkhorse.org
JULY 2018 JULY 1 – Sunset Stables Firecracker Open Show. COSCA official point show. Portage County Fairgrounds, 4215 Fairground Road, Atwater, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at: www.coscaonline.com 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: email@example.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. COSCA official point show. Buckeye Horse Park, 9260 Akron Canfield Rd., Canfield, OH. Contact Barb Wright 330.549.2636, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 14 – CT & Dressage Schooling Show. Majestic Farms, 5700 State Route 132, Batavia, OH. Call 513.625.3055, email: main email@example.com, or visit us online at: www.majesticfarm.net 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com 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 ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (49)
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 25 – Summer Lesson Series at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, OH. Contact Jackie 330.277.6964, via email: email@example.com, or register online at: www.stonegatefarm.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 1-4 – 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 3-4 – Great Lakes Paso Fino Horse Show. PFHA, USEF approved. Champions Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Contact Tina Bunce 419.308.2934, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at: www.greatlakespasofino.org Visit us online at:
Show & Event Dates 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 – NEW! Mountain Trail Challenge at Stone Gate Farm, 31407 Schneider Rd., Hanoverton, Ohio. Contact Jackie at 330.277.6964, email: jackie@stonegate farm.org, or visit: www.stonegatefarm.org 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, email@example.com, Linda 607.739.6169, email: llburke1177@ yahoo.com, or www.ohiomorganhorse.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us online at: www.majesticfarm.net 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: email@example.com, or online at: www.ophc.org
AUGUST 18 – Brookfield Saddle Club Show. 9am start. Brookfield Saddle Club, 696 Bedford Rd. SR, Brookfield, OH. Contact Carl 724.662.2961, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 A Rated Show. Brave Horse Equestrian Center, 1029 S County Line Road, Johnstown, OH. Call 614.206.5452, email: email@example.com, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com 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 12 – Champagne Classic Open Show. COSCA point show. Sunbeau Valley Farms, 3229 State Route 59, Ravenna, OH. Call 330.904.5018, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at: www.coscaonline.com
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 16-19 – Buckeye Reining Series Futurity 2018. Champion Center Expo, 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, OH. Reservations contact: Laura 614.551.9748 (text ok), email: email@example.com. Information online at: www.buckeyereiningseries.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
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org, find us on Facebook or visit www.brave-horse.com AUGUST 31 - SEPT. 2 – Chagrin Valley Farms B Rated Show. Chagrin Valley Farms, 9250 Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH. Call 440.543.7233, email: cvf@chagrinvalley farms.com, or www.chagrinvalleyfarms.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
OHIO AUCTIONS Athens Livestock Sales: Regular sale every Tuesday at Noon. Athens Livestock Sales, 3738 Enlow Road, Albany, OH. Call 740. 592.2322 or find us on Facebook. Larue Horse Sale, LLC: Hay, Straw, Tack and Horse Auction on the first Saturday of every month. Larue Horse Sale, LLC, 1059 Richwood-Larue Rd., Larue, Ohio. 419.889.9150 or online at: www.laruehorsesale.com Mt. Hope Auction: Horse, Tack, Livestock Auctions Monthly. Mt. Hope Auction, 8076 OH-241, Mt. Hope, OH. Call 330.674.6188, or online at: www.mthopeauction.com Sugarcreek Livestock Auction: Horse sales every Friday of the month. Tack 11am, horses follow tack. Sugarcreek Livestock Auction, 102 Buckeye St., Sugarcreek, OH. Call 330. 852.2832 or find us on Facebook. Yoder and Frey Hay and Straw Auction: Every Monday at 12 noon. Farm Machinery Auctions: 2nd Tuesday monthly at 9am. Yoder and Frey Inc., 3649 Co. Rd. 24, Archbold, OH. Call 1.800.364.2870, or visit us online at: www.yoderandfreyfarm.com
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The Bending Aids By Lynn Palm, www.lynnpalm.com I have been reflecting on the importance of the turning aids compared to the bending aids a rider uses. This issue is so important, I would like to revisit our discussion of these aids and add some clarification. To review, the turning aids are the outside leg and outside indirect rein, supported by the inside leg and inside rein. Bending is when the horse arcs his body, from the poll (top of the head), through his spine, to the dock (top of the tail). The bending aids are inside leg and inside open rein, supported by the outside leg and outside rein. The inside leg is the bending aid curving the spine from the withers to the dock. The open rein flexes the head inward and curves the spine from the poll to the wither. It is very important for the horse to have the correct body position on straight lines and curves. This puts the horse on his best balance. The rider keeps her horse straight between her leg and hand aids. The rapport between her leg and hand aids is critical! The aid sequence for bending is: 1) the inside leg just behind the girth, 2) inside open rein, (An “open rein” is applied by turning your hand as if you are “turning a key” to open a door or start a car. Then the hand is moved forward and sideways. Your fingernails should point to the sky, as an exaggerated position to get this correct. Later you will not need to exaggerate this as much), 3) the outside leg to support the horse's hips from swinging out, and 4) the outside rein to control the head and neck from not bending or flexing too far and to keep the shoulder in line of the bend. Your Next Step: Let me give you an exercise to practice using the bending aids to keep the horse in proper position on a curve and back to a straight line. It uses an elongated figure 8 pattern made up of two half-circles on each end connected by long, diagonal straight lines. Let's start with learning the aids sequence used when going from a straight line to a turn and returning to the straight line: Start the figure on one of the pattern's straight lines using even leg aids and rein aids to keep the horse straight. BEFORE the turn, use the bending aids (the inside leg, and open inside rein) supporting the bend with the outside leg and outside indirect rein against the neck. As you get to the turn, use the turning aids (the outside leg and outside indirect rein) to direct the horse through the turn. BEFORE going straight again, use the inside leg to stop the bending and bring the horse to your outside open rein. As you get to the point of going on a straight line again, evenly apply both leg aids and rein aids as to keep the horse forward and straight. The process starts over again before the next turn. Do this exercise at the walk to get the coordination of aids, have more time to do the figure, and give yourself more time to feel the horse's reactions in response to your aids. When you perfect this at the walk, then repeat the exercise at the trot. As you progress, this figure will be great to advance to the canter with a simple change of lead in the middle of the straight line. Lynn’s Training Tip: Either on the ground or under saddle, learning how to advance your training using my non-stressful techniques will help you develop a long lasting partnership and an obedient well-trained horse! ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
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Farm. Judging will be Lisa Singer, who has won several national driving championships and represented the U.S. in international competitions. A combined test (dressage and cones) is set for Friday, the marathon for Saturday, and another combined test on Sunday. Competitors may pick and choose which events they wish to do, with each one awarded separately. Entries are now open and will fill fast. Contact Stacey Giere at 440-292-7198. The August GLADS event will move to the Brecksville Reserve Metropark for a combined test Aug. 4 and pleasure classes in the Brecksville Kiwanis show Aug. 5. The final 2018 GLADS show is scheduled for Windy Knoll Farm Oct. 19-21. Visit www.facebook.com/arenadrivingtrials/ for more info.
Great Lakes Area Driving Series Cool weather greeted drivers arriving for the May 11-12 arena driving trial (ADT) held at Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, OH. Second in the 2018 GLADS series, the well-organized event drew entries from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Tennessee. Well known, well respected international competitor Tracey Morgan not only judged the event, but also offered private lessons. Organizer Stacey Giere, Maple Crest Farm, Brecksville, OH, was ably assisted by long time volunteers Chrissy Aitken, Diana Beardsley, and Kristin Whittington. Helping out on the microphone was Eric Bergman, a first-time volunteer. Competitors pitched in to set cones, put up obstacles, and run scores to the office. Private lessons were in demand and Morgan had a tight schedule both Friday and Sunday. Morgan is such a popular instructor that the lesson schedule was expanded but there was still a waiting list. To help keep the show on time, several competitors ran the cones course Friday evening prior to the pizza party. Once the cones competition was finished Saturday morning, dressage tests began. Dressage was completed after the lunch break, which featured a delicious potluck. Portable obstacles were quickly snapped together, and the fun began. Each entrant ran the obstacles once, trying to get the best time. The obstacles were then incorporated into the driving derby course for the day’s final event. Awards were presented by Giere after scores were quickly finalized by computer whiz Chrissy Aitken, and special recognition was given to sponsor Lynn West, Realtor. Next up for GLADS is the June 15-17 Driving Trial at Windy Knoll ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
Training Single Small Pony: 1. M.B. Dixon, 2. Mary Ann Tock, 3. Patricia Fulkerson, 4. Brianne Klick (entry 1), 5. Rebecca Rich, 6. Brianne Klick (entry 2) and Madi Schultz Training Pony: 1. Susan Orosz, 2. Mary Thomas, 3. Stacey Giere Training Single Horse: 1. Bob Vance, 2. Sandra Hoyt, 3. Laurie Cook Training VSE: 1. Joanne Muir
Preliminary Single Pony: 1. Sandra Hoyt, 2. Diane Pontia, 3. Marilyn Jupp Preliminary Pony Pair: 1. Pam Hess Preliminary Single Horse: 1. Susan Osbourne, 2. Chrissy Aitken, 3. Kim Stegh Intermediate Single Pony: 1. Kristin Whittington Special Awards: M.B. Dixon, Best Dressage; Mary Ann Tock, Best Cones; Joanne Muir, Best Obstacles; Susan Orosz and Brianne Klick, Best Dressed.
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Tuesday, July 10th, Noon Stick Horse Classes – All Welcome! 1 Potato Race Ages 13-17 2 Potato Race Ages 7-12 3 Potato Race Ages 6 & Under 4 Egg And Spoon Ages 13-17 5 Egg And Spoon Ages 7-12 6 Egg And Spoon Ages 6 & Under 7 Musical Stalls Ages 13-17 8 Musical Stalls Ages 7-12 9 Musical Stalls Ages 6 & Under 10 Timmy Says Ages 13-17 11 Timmy Says Ages 7-12 12 Timmy Says Ages 6 & Under 13 Catalogue Race Ages 13-17 14 Catalogue Race Ages 7-12 15 Catalogue Race Ages 6 & Under 16 Crazy Stakes Ages 13-17 17 Crazy Stakes Ages 7-12 18 Crazy Stakes Ages 6 & Under
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Wednesday, July 11th Noon Start HALTER 101 Pleasure Type Horse 102 Pleasure Type Pony 103 Draft Horse/Pony 104 Miniature Mare 105 Miniature Gelding/Stallion *Championship Halter (1st & 2nd Place from classes 101-105) SHOWMANSHIP 106 Ages 18 & Over (any seat) 107 Ages 13-17 (any seat) 108 Ages 12 & Under (any seat) 109 Novice (any seat) 109a Miniature 110* Sweepstakes Showmanship $10 Entry LUNCH BREAK 111 Lead Line Ages 8 & Under Lead by capable handler age 13 & over
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SHOWMANSHIP 200 Ages 18 & Over (any seat) 201 Ages 13-17 (any seat) 202 Ages 12 & Under (any seat) 203 Novice (any seat) 204 Miniatures 205* Sweepstakes Showmanship $10 Entry 20 MINUTE BREAK HUNT SEAT EQUITATION 206 Ages 18 & Over 207 Ages 13-17 208 Ages 12 & Under 209 Novice 210 Hunt Seat Pleasure Horse 211 Hunt Seat Pleasure Pony 212* Sweepstakes Hunt Seat Equitation $10 Entry 213 W/T Equitation 214 W/T Pleasure (any seat) WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 215 Ages 18 & Over 216 Ages 13-17 217 Ages 12 & Under 218 Novice 219* Sweepstakes Western Horsemanship $10 Entry 220 Western Pleasure Ages 18 & Over 221 Western Pleasure Ages 13 to 17 222 Western Pleasure Ages 12 & U 223 Western Pleasure Novice 224* Sweepstakes Western Pleasure $10 Entry 225 Adult Pleasure Driving 226 Adult Driven Reinsmanship 227 Youth Driving Reinsmanship with Capable Adult 228 Youth Pleasure Driving with Capable Adult 229 Miniature Driven Reinsmanship 230 Miniature Pleasure Driving 231 Crazy Stakes - Open (Timed) 232 Catalogue Race - (Timed) 233 Potato Race Ages 13 and Under 234 Potato Race Ages 14 and Over *Does Not Qualify for High Point
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Calming Ingredients by Dr. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. With travel and competition season here, “show nerves” are very common. Agitated, nervous horses that are normally well behaved may benefit from nutritional calming. But before deciding, make sure your horse isn't stressed by things that you can control. Restricting forage where the stomach becomes empty is the main cause of behavioral issues. Forage (hay and/or pasture) should be available 24/7, all day and all night, if you intend to feed in sync with the way horses are meant to eat. This will help your horse maintain a healthy weight, reduce inflammation, and prevent ulcerations. Therefore, it would be unwise to rely on a calming supplement, when with a little effort, you can identify the underlying causes of your horse’s excitable behavior. The number of calming supplements on the market is daunting. Each contains specific nutraceuticals designed to calm your horse, but it is difficult to know which one to choose. There are four specific ingredients that I find effective. You can use them individually, or in combination with each other. But my goal is to ease the confusion and help you make the best choice for your horse’s individual needs. Start with magnesium A borderline magnesium deficiency may be the issue, since most horses don't get enough of this mineral. Poor absorption rates from forages has a lot to do with competition from calcium. Therefore, magnesium from natural sources is not as well absorbed as the popular inorganic magnesium oxide. Organic versions, such as magnesium citrate, malate, and proteinate, are also well absorbed, comparably to inorganic sources. Magnesium is involved in relaxation of the muscles and nervous system and has been studied extensively using laboratory animals and horses. Not enough magnesium can induce anxiety. Typically, such horses will appear “sensitive” where they may spook easily, avert their attention away from you, become irritable, or are uncomfortable and nervous. When supplementing magnesium, it is best to bring it in line with the calcium content of the diet. A 2:1 ratio of Ca:Mg is appropriate and can be as high as 1:1, but magnesium should never exceed calcium. Typically, supplementing 5,000 mg of magnesium per 500 lbs of body weight will make a positive change in your horse’s demeanor. And the nice thing about adding magnesium to the diet is that you will see results within a few days. If you do not, then you know that a magnesium deficiency is not the issue. B vitamins There are eight B vitamins that work in concert with one another to assist with a variety of functions including the health of the nervous system. The hindgut microbial population is responsible for producing enough B vitamins to meet your horse’s needs. But when their numbers are compromised by stress, high starch diets, illness, or antibiotics, B vitamin production may decrease. To assist with more B vitamin production, adding a potent probiotic can replace what is lost, especially from antibiotics, while adding a prebiotic will feed existing microbes. Thiamin, vitamin B1, is particularly interesting. Supplemented at high doses (1 mg per pound of body weight) will help your horse keep up with the demands of working and performing. Race horses, ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
for example, can become lethargic, depressed, and develop a dull attitude. Since thiamin is part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism, horses with unusually high energy requirements seem to bounce back with spirit and vigor when this B vitamin is added to their diet. Ashwagandha Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a valued herb of the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine. This is an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it adapts to the horse’s experience and balances the mood. It serves as an anti-depressant and has been used extensively in humans and animals. While we typically do not talk about depression in horses, it can occur more often than we realize. Ashwagandha is truly extraordinary. It can alleviate the impact of a stressful lifestyle including habits such as cribbing and weaving. It may even reduce effect of tension that horses experience from intense activity by increasing physical endurance and stamina, while at the same time, reducing the cortisol response. Interestingly, this herb also reduces pain. Pain can be a significant stressor for horses recovering from athletic injuries or suffering progressively worsening aging-related arthritis. By offering Ashwagandha, you may be able to ease your horse’s distress as well as improve recovery time from injury or surgery. An appropriate dose would be 1000 to 1500 mg for a full-sized horse. L-Theanine Not to be confused with the essential amino acid, L-threonine, Ltheanine is an amino acid derivative, not commonly found in the diet but is contained in green tea. It increases the level of serotonin and dopamine to promote calm and relaxation, without sedation. It is highly effective against anxiety. While horses don’t typically drink tea, it may be helpful to find a supplement that contains L-theanine to quiet any nervous behavior. Chemically, L-theanine blocks the binding of L-glutamic acid to the glutamate receptors within the brain, creating a relaxed state. Researchers in Japan performed multiple studies with humans and with mice and found remarkable benefits of L-theanine supplementation in reducing stress responses. While no studies, to date, have been done with horses, this amino acid is starting to show up in equine supplements and the anecdotal evidence suggests that it is helpful in helping horses cope with anxiety-producing situations. Two studies in particular revealed that L-theanine increases the (54)
so care in tending to remove stressors from your horse's life may be the best calming agent of all. If a calming supplement is needed for particularly difficult circumstances, it may be “trial and error” before you find what works well. Fortunately, there are excellent approaches to consider. 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 horse person with the confidence and knowledge to provide the best nutrition for his or her horse’s needs. Find more information at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com or reach Dr. Getty directly at email@example.com
release of dopamine in the brain. However, there are questions left unanswered regarding these findings and thus far, L-theanine cannot be called a dopaminergic substance with any certainty. However, it could be an interesting factor in the future management of cushingoid horses. Most products are a combination of ingredients L-tryptophan is a popular ingredient. It is an essential amino acid that leads to serotonin synthesis in the brain and can be useful in soothing a nervous horse. For this effect to occur, it is best to offer tryptophan as a paste between meals. If added directly to a meal, other amino acids from the meal’s protein content will compete with tryptophan to cross the blood-brain barrier. Consequently, most of the tryptophan may not be used for serotonin production and the calming effect will be significantly diminished. Although it does appear to reduce cortisol levels in stressful situations, the research is inconclusive. However, full-sized horses seem to be made relaxed and even sleepy when given 500 mg or more of tryptophan. A variety of herbs are commonly added to calming preparations. These can include Rhodiola rosea, Magnolia officinalis, Chamomile, raspberry leaf, valerian, and passion flower, among others. Most calming supplements, however, include magnesium and perhaps some vitamin B1, since these are tried and true ingredients. Bottom line Behavioral issues that involve a nutritional component can generally be resolved by providing adequate magnesium. A horse’s history, as well as his current environment, can significantly influence behavior,
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RARE HORSE BREEDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD Akhal-Teke Horse
Adult Height: 14.2–16 hands (58–64 inches) Adult Weight: 1,000 lbs. Country of Origin: Russia and Turkmenistan An unusual breed of riding horse, highly regarded for its speed, stamina, comfortable gaits, intelligence and trainability. The breed acquired its extraordinary physical powers and sensitive personality from the highly specialized conditions which characterized its partnership with Central Asian nomads. They have three main base coat colors: Black, Bay, and Red that along with many color modifiers lead to stunning color variations. Akhal-Teke Association of America - www.akhal-teke.org
Adult Height: 15–16.3 hands (60–67 inches) Adult Weight: 1,600-2,000 lbs. Country of Origin: United States
American Cream Horse
The American Cream Draft Horse is the only breed of draft horse that can claim to be native to the United States. The roots of this rare breed go back to the early 1900’s and “Old Granny,” a mare of draft breeding with a cream-colored coat, pink skin, and amber eyes, three defining traits resulting from the “Champagne” gene. These three traits were sought after for their beauty. American Cream Draft Horse Association - www.acdha.org
Adult Height: 14–16 hands (56–64 inches) Adult Weight: 1,050-1,350 lbs. Country of Origin: Canada A strong, well-muscled horse, usually dark in color, generally used for riding and driving. Thousands of Canadian horses were exported in the 19th century, many of whom were killed while acting as cavalry horses in the American Civil War. These exports decreased the purebred Canadian population almost to the point of extinction. By the late 1870’s, efforts were made by diligent breeders to try to bring the Canadian Horse back. Canadian Horse Breeders Assoc. - www.clrc.ca/canadianhorse.shtml
Adult Height: 9–11.2 hands (36–46 inches) Adult Weight: 400-600 lbs. Country of Origin: Northern Iran The Caspian horse is closely related to the Arabian, and may be the ancestor of all modern hot blooded breeds of horses. It dates back 3000 years, or more, before the birth of Christ. At one time it was thought to be extinct, with only remnants of ancient artwork and documents from as early as the sixth century BC, to describe it. It was in the mid 1960’s when an American horsewoman, Louise Firouz, brought about the recurrence and survival of this breed. Caspian Horse Society of the Americas - www.caspian.org ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018
breeds of horses in the world today! They are divided into 4 groups: 1) Light, 2) Heavy 3) Pony and 4) Feral 1) Light: Horses with small bones and thin legs which weigh less than 1300 pounds. Some examples are: Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walkers. 2) Heavy: Draft or large horses weighing up to 2000 pounds. They are strong with large bones and sturdy legs. Some examples are: Belgian, Percherons, Clydesdale, Shire, and Suffolk horses. 3) Ponies: Ponies are not usually larger than 58 inches tall (14.2 hands and under) which makes them smaller than a horse. Some examples are: Shetland, Haflinger, Caspian, Fell, Fjord and Chincoteague ponies. 4) Feral: Horses which are wild or semi-wild. Mustangs are an example of a feral horse. Miniature Horses are no taller than 34 inches at the withers. The breed is defined by this height requirement and should look like miniature versions of light horse and draft horse breeds. 4-H LEADERS – Please feel free to share these pages with your group. We love to share with kids!
RARE HORSE BREEDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, cont. Adult Height: 16-17 hands (64–68 inches) Adult Weight: 1,200-1,500 lbs. Country of Origin: Cleveland area, northeast England Britain’s oldest breed of horse. Fixed in type much longer than the official UK’s breed registry foundation date suggests. The church played a very large role in their breeding. In the middle ages religious houses in England’s northeast were the principal breeders of horses. Pack horses were needed for the trading of goods between the various Abbeys and Monasteries. Always bay in color, their action is level, free and long striding. Cleveland Bay Horse Society - www.clevelandbay.org
Cleveland Bay Horse
Adult Height: 13-14.2 hands (52–58 inches) Adult Weight: 700-800 lbs. Country of Origin: Southern Spain These are of great historic importance in the New World, and are one of only a very few genetically unique breeds worldwide. The combination of great beauty, athletic ability, and historic importance makes this breed a very significant part of the historic heritage of North America. They are descendants of horses that were brought to the New World by the Conquistadors (1492-1550). Colors: a full range, plus grullo, zebra dun, red dun, buckskin, palomino, and cream. North American Colonial Spanish Horse - www.centerforamericasfirsthorse.org
Adult Height: 14.2–15.3 hands (58–63 inches) Adult Weight: 1,000-1,200 lbs. Country of Origin: Norfolk, England
Horses called Norfolk Trotters had been bred for elegant style and speed. Seeking to improve on both, breeders mated the Norfolk mares to grandsons of foundation sires of the Thoroughbred. The first Hackney as we know the breed today is said to be The Shale’s Horse, foaled in 1760. During the next 50 years, the Hackney was developed. Colors: black, brown, bay, chestnut, and spotted.
Adult Height: 16.2–17.2 hands (66–70 inches) Adult Weight: 1,870–2,430 lbs. Country of Origin: England In the period between the reign of Henry II, 1154, and that of Elizabeth (commencing in 1558) it seems to have been a constant aim of the government to increase the size and number of horses called “The Great Horse.” The weight of many horse soldiers in armor was upwards to 400 lbs. Colors include: black, brown, bay, gray, and chestnut/sorrel (which is rare). America Shire Horse Association - www.shirehorse.org
Adult Height: 11–14.2 hands (44–58 inches) Newfoundland Adult Weight: 400-800 lbs. Country of Origin: Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) An “all purpose” pony known for its strength, courage, intelligence, obedience, willingness and common sense. They are hard workers and easy keepers. Colors: bay, black, brown, chestnut, dun, grey, roan and white. Ancestors arrived with the Island’s early settlers from the British Isles. Their ancestors were primarily, Exmoor, Dartmoor and New Forest ponies and to a lesser extent, Welsh Mountain, Highland and Connemara ponies. The Newfoundland Pony is recognized as a critically endangered species. Newfoundland Pony Society - www.newfoundlandpony.com ©2018 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2018 (61)
Adult Height: 16.1–17.2 hands (65–70 inches) Adult Weight: 1,980-2,200 lbs. Country of Origin: England The Suffolk Punch are large, symmetrical and uniform in color and type. Their frames are supported by clean, dense bone. Due to their extreme draftiness, the legs of the Suffolk appear short and are strongly muscled in forearms and gaskins, and are placed well under the horse and are free of long hair. Their excellent feet are round, of fair size and wear extremely well, shod or unshod. Their color is chestnut, ranging in shades from light golden to dark liver. White markings occur, but are not as prominent as in other breeds, most of them being confined to a star or snip and white ankles or fetlocks. America Suffolk Horse Association www.suffolkpunch.com
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Michigan and Ohio's Favorite Monthly Horse Magazine offers articles, free show dates, free classifieds and so much more. Enjoy the read!
Published on May 28, 2018
Michigan and Ohio's Favorite Monthly Horse Magazine offers articles, free show dates, free classifieds and so much more. Enjoy the read!