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I hope many of you reading this will decide to join the Western Dressage Association of America and get involved. If you are an “English only” rider, be careful…once you get in a good western saddle and ride a test, you may get hooked. Give it a try! Meanwhile, if you have any questions or would like me to address a particular aspect of western dressage in a future training article, please feel free to email me at lsp@lynnpalm.com. I love seeing your comments or questions. Also, we would love to have you come ride with us. We love to share our dressage backgrounds and knowledge with you. You can join us at our Ocala, Florida, farm or at one of our Ride Well Clinics on our USA Tour at a location near you. If you would like to train with Lynn & Cyril at home with Western Dressage, take advantage of the following supportive training materials: Books: Head To Toe Horsemanship Western Dressage - A Guide to Take You to Your First Show A Rider Guide to Real Collection DVDs: “Dressage Principles for the Western Horse & Rider” Vol., 1 Pt 1-5 “Dressage Principles for the Western & English Horse & Rider” Volume 2, Parts 1-3 “Let Your Horse Be Your Teacher” Parts 1 & 2 For more information on clinics and training materials, please visit www.lynnpalm.com or call us at 800-503-2824.

Building a Partnership with Your Horse

Western Dressage: Finding a Suitable Horse By Lynn Palm I am so excited to do this series on western dressage. I am positive this new discipline following classical dressage with a western horse is going to give the western industry its next step in developing better horsemen. Dressage promotes “Riding Well” and “Being the Rider Your Horse Deserves!” When I was young, it did not take me long to learn that if I wanted to participate in the sport of riding, I had to learn to become a good rider. I was in the dressage saddle learning this. Learning to become a good rider was not only necessary in the dressage saddle, but is required in any saddle on any breed of horse. As a young rider I felt so fortunate to learn dressage because it was a new discipline in the U.S. at the time. I recognized that I rode NO differently in the dressage saddle than I did in a western saddle or hunt saddle. I found it very interesting that the training I was learning with dressage worked on any kind of horse. Breed didn’t matter then and it doesn’t matter now. Dressage gave me the best foundation possible as well as a solid understanding of correct fundamentals about riding. It also helped me understand correct training according to the horse’s conformation, instincts, behaviors, temperament, and personality. Most importantly, I learned that it takes TIME to train horses naturally. The goal is to teach the horse to do tasks with manners, obedience, and willingness to perform. Learning dressage has taught me that a balanced rider, communication through the rider’s natural aids, and a balanced horse will give you willing and confident responses that will last the horse’s lifetime. The key here is that it is training with understanding, not training through submission. By using dressage principles, I have been able to achieve success as a competitor and trainer of horses for more than four decades. As a top competitor in AQHA for many years, I showed numerous horses that performed in multiple western and English events. Dressage can be done with western horses and in the western saddle. I am so excited to be a part of western dressage as it starts! I encourage you to follow their tests and levels because this will lead to a more controlled and responsive horse, whether you are on the trails or in the show ring. You may be wondering what horse is best for western dressage. If you’ve watched traditional English dressage on television or gone to an event, you have no doubt noticed that many of the horses are warmbloods. As wonderful as those horses may be (and they are), don’t worry…you don’t need a warmblood to participate in western dressage. The beauty of this hot new discipline is that any horse and all breeds are suited for it. This includes all the stock horse breeds, such as Quarter Horses, Paints, Appaloosas, and Palominos. You'll also see many “nonstock” breeds, including Morgans, Arabians, Saddlebreds, even draft horses, and ponies. If you are happy with the horse you are currently riding and have a good bond with him, that’s all you need to get started. You certainly don’t have to go buy a different horse. If you have an interest in western dressage, send me a photo of you and your horse so we can put this up on our website, QuarterHorses InDressage.com. Despite the name, we welcome all breeds! ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2016



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program, but for buyers,” said Williams. Buckeye Bonanza Every year in April, an annual horse sale is held to showcase the hard work of students and to A Look at the Equine show the horse industry the high standard of Program Over the Years breeding held here at Ohio State. The annual Written by Alexandria DeWitt, Hamler, Ohio sale is called the Buckeye Bonanza, which is Imagine pushing the wooden door open just as ran by students here at Ohio State. Students the sun is shining off of the early morning dew. train all of the horses in the sale as an You hear the nickering of the brood-mares and experiential learning experience. “A majority of young 2-year-old horses that were born on the the horses in the sale are home-bred with farm a few years earlier. Now, imagine some horses being donated to the program stepping out of the barn into the bright, early specifically for the sale,” said Cole. This year morning sun with your sleepy, young horse marks the eighth year for the sale. It stepping behind you. As you stand next to your encompasses the strong will of the students horse ready to hop on, you take a deep breath training and running the sale. The past two and smell the old leather of the saddle and the years have allowed the students to run the sale smell of cattle in the pasture. Although, it’s not online with an Open House for the Horse peaceful as one would imagine. Sounds of an Program to showcase the horses in the sale. early morning ride at this farm include the The Buckeye Bonanza generates small hussle and bussle of cars along Sawmill Road revenue for the program, while allowing in Dublin, Ohio during the morning rush hour. students to show their skills outside of the Over the years, one of the lesser-known classroom with tangible results. programs at The Ohio State University has Out of the Classroom grown and evolved from a small breeding Over the years of breeding quarter horses at facility to being one of the top breeding Ohio State, the horse program’s breeding has education programs in the country. When one focused on western, stock-type horses. The thinks about the Ohio State Equine Program the primary breeding has been within the reining focus is usually on quarter horses and the discipline and now expanding to ranch horse Buckeye Bonanza Sale, but not many people and cattle working horses. Now, the program know about the beginning of the program. has increased to have reproduction internships Not Just Quarter Horses as well as having the students be more handson with the breeding of the horses. Several of “In the late 1800s, Ohio State was known for the classes present at Ohio State allow Percherons,” said Masa Williams, Extension students to be at the Equine Center a few days Associate for the Equine Department. There a week to assist in artificial insemination, was a rich history of Saddlebreds as well. “We stallion collection and care of the mare during had several Percheron and Saddlebred gestation including hundreds of hours of foal stallions here,” Williams said, “They were all watch. Students are gaining more experience very successful at the state fair.” “The prestige in the horse barn and with the horses whether of winning at state fair was equivalent to they want to go on to veterinary school, into winning a world title then,” said Kimberly Cole, the horse industry or the animal industry. Ph.D. associate professor and Equine Center unit supervisor at Ohio State. Students are now able to be at the horse farm learning about more than breeding. The Equine “Quarter Horses were growing in popularity. Feeds and Feeding class allows students to Cart horses were going away and a need for see the horses in person and how the different ‘cowboy’ horses was growing,” said Williams. feeds work aside from the grain and forages In 1958, the horse program had stopped and a learned about in the classroom. With the large, public sale took place to sell off all of the ability to have the farm and the wide range of stock. Then, in 1960, the equine program horses of different ages, students can see how returned to Ohio State and once again started different feeds effect different animals. “The breeding horses. This time the focus was on students help create the feed rations for each Quarter Horses. animal and have used the rations created, at In 2010, the American Quarter Horse Assocthe farm,” said Williams. iation, in Amarillo, Texas, recognized Ohio The past few years have allowed for another State’s breeding program for 50 years of aspect of the equine program to shine. 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said Williams. Williams is the coach of the Horse Judging Team. “We have trophies dating back to 1900 for the team,” said Williams, “There’s a gold statue that was an annual award for almost 20 years, so it must have been something outstanding to be able to judge horses then.” This past year, the team has competed at the Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio and at the AQHA World Show held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team placed Top Ten at the Quarter Horse Congress and Top Fifteen at the AQHA World Show. “This is different from the general livestock team. There is a performance aspect, not just confirmation,” said Williams. “Being on the team the past two years has allowed me to expand me knowledge of how a horse is supposed to move and look while being able to prepare myself for the future. I want to go into the horse industry, so I have to know what the breed standard is at the time,” said Jennifer Pietsch, a senior member of the Horse Judging Team, “I’ve gotten opportunities to travel the country and meet industry professionals I know I would have never been able to have and do if I wasn’t on the team.” Meeting several times a week, in a classroom as well as at the Equine Center, the judging team was able to see the horses in person and gain knowledge hands-on outside of a classroom with pictures and videos. “I know I wouldn’t have been as successful in competitions if I wasn’t able to see the high quality of horses at the farm. I was able to see the standard and know exactly what I needed to see in the show ring,” said Pietsch. As we look back over the years, the program has changed from draft and saddle-type horses to stocktype horses while holding the high standard and quality breeding, we can always be thankful that the equine program at Ohio State has evolved and continued over the years to make way in research and breakthrough in studies within the horse industry. More information is available online at: http://ansci.osu.edu/about-us/facilities/ animal-units/ohio-state-equine-center WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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AHC ANNOUNCES SPEAKERS FOR 2016 ISSUES FORUM The American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC will feature several Members of Congress in line with the theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (RKS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is confirmed as the lead-off speaker. Congressman Mike Conaway (RTX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, has also been invited. “We would be very fortunate to have the chairmen of both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees address us,” said AHC president Jay Hickey. “The $102 billion equine industry is an important sector of the agriculture community, not only when horses are in their breeding life, but also when they move into their racing, showing, work, or recreation careers. The equine world is still regulated by the US Department of Agriculture in terms of disease control, import/export, interstate movement, and research. The Congressional agriculture committees are important to the horse industry.” The Issues Forum will also feature a special panel, which will include representatives of the U.S. Equestrian Federation and The Jockey Club, to update the industry on their plans to require the microchipping of horses beginning in 2017. Speaking will be Mary Babick, Vice President of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association, Summer Stoffel, who serves on the USEF Horse Recording & ID Task Force Committee, and Matt Iuliano, Executive Vice President and Executive Director of The Jockey Club. Each has been intimately involved in their organizations move to requiring microchipping. “This should be a real opportunity for attending organizations to learn first-hand about their plans, how they will affect their members, and how they might want to prepare for the new requirements,” said Hickey. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2016

This year’s National Issues Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 14, during the AHC’s annual convention. The convention will run from June 12 to 15 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The AHC convention will also feature the inaugural meeting of executive directors of national equine organizations. Organized by Julie Broadway, the new president of the AHC, and David Foley, executive director of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, this meeting will allow the top staff of horse associations to join together to discuss internal, administrative-type issues that each may face in their day-to-day operations. Such issues might include membership retention, dealing with volunteers, and management. This meeting will feature two speakers from the American Society of Association Executives to talk about their peer group formation experience and benefits. The AHC annual meeting will also include the meetings of all the AHC’s committees. This year each committee will be asked to address how its members can get their organizations more involved in grassroots lobbying on legislation and regulations within their jurisdiction. In other words how AHC committees and horse organizations can “Put More Horsepower in Congress.” The AHC’s convention will also include the AHC’s Congressional Reception on June 14, the evening of the Issue Forum, and the Congressional Ride-In on Wednesday, June 15, during which the industry can meet with their federal elected officials to discuss issues important to them. Complete information on these Forums and the entire AHC annual meeting, including registration and hotel information, can be found on the AHC’s website www.horse council.org/ahc-events/, or by contacting the AHC at (202) 296-4031. BREUER-BERTERA ELECTED TO AHC BOARD OF TRUSTEES Marilyn Breuer-Bertera, of Northville, Michigan, has been elected to the AHC’s Board of Trustees. She currently serves as a Director for District 2 of the United States Trotting Association.

Williams, who represented the Standardbred industry for several years, including a stint as Chairman of the Board. She will join USTA District 9 Director Don Marean and USTA Executive Vice President and CEO Mike Tanner as harness racing representatives. “As a lifelong participant in Standardbred harness racing, I have always worked to advance the initiatives of the horse racing industry,” said Ms. Breuer-Bertera. “I now welcome this opportunity to collaborate with representatives of various breeds, for the benefit of the entire equine industry in North America.” Ms. Breuer-Bertera has been a board member of the USTA since 2010. Recently she was appointed Chair of the newly formed Legislative Advisory Committee that supports racing states in their individual legislative efforts. She is a past Director of the Michigan Harness Horsemen’s Association, serving as Secretary of that board for 15 years. “The AHC is fortunate to have Ms. BreuerBertera join the AHC’s Board of Trustees,” said AHC President Jay Hickey. “The Standardbred and harness racing industry has a long and valued history with the AHC and we are pleased to continue that. Her addition to the board will bring new ideas and influence for the horse industry.” Ms. Breuer-Bertera and her husband, Rocky Bertera, a trainer and blacksmith, race a small stable of horses in Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. She grew up on a farm in central Michigan, racing harness horses at the Michigan county fairs with her father. She also holds a B.S. in Education- Physical Education and Business Education- from Central Michigan University.

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REINING MICHIGAN INC. (MRHA) COME REIN WITH US! Often freestyle reining is the first introduction most equestrians have to the exciting sport of reining. It is a big draw at high profile events like the Quarter Horse Congress and the MHC Horse Expo because it is entertaining for anyone, even those with no equine background. On Saturday March 12th, thirteen of Michigan’s top professional and non professional riders performed freestyle reining to a standing room only crowd at the MSU Pavilion for the 2016 MHC Horse Expo. If you missed this thrilling performance fear not! Reining Michigan (RMI) has added a freestyle event, along with a full slate of NRHA classes, to their June 10-12th show at the Midland County Fairgrounds. Freestyle will be the last class offered on Saturday, June 11th and it's free! In fact, there is no admission fee for the entire show weekend. Interested in leaving 20 foot slide tracks or spinning a horse so fast it's like a carnival ride? Then you need to get involved in reining! So the question is, how do you get started? If you are even remotely interested in trying out reining, Reining Michigan would like to encourage you to show up early on the 11th and watch the green reiner exhibitors and chat with their membership before you enjoy the freestyle celebration. Reining Michigan offers green reining classes for people and horses that don't have much experience in the sport yet, but want to try it out and get more involved. One of the freestyle competitors who can tell you just how great reining can be is Kara Gerard, winner of the MHC Horse Expo Freestyle and up and upcoming NRHA Professional. She started her career as a green reiner 8 years ago, and over those last 8 years she has consistently built her skills and is now earning money and coaching riders to top local and national achievements within the NRHA and APHA in both reining and all around events. Kara spent her green and rookie years shadowing reining trainers and scribing for judges. “After just a couple years showing in

the green reiner and rookie, I was ready to move onto rookie professional and then I opened up my business to include reining as a specialty, as well as the pleasure horses.” Kara saw the green reiner classes as “a great way to get my feet wet without having to invest in owning the horse. It gave me the feel for running a pattern with more speed than I was used to, but it didn't require me to have to run as fast as the more experienced reiners while I was still learning and getting comfortable with the maneuvers.” Reining Michigan Inc. (RMI), an affiliate of the National Reining Horse Assoc. (NRHA), is a nonprofit volunteer run organization responsible for promoting and supporting reining events in Michigan. RMI offers fun, family-oriented competition for first time riders up to world champions. The entry level green reiner classes are designed to introduce riders to reining with no horse ownership requirements, simplified patterns and reduced membership and entry fees. Green reiners are eligible for both local and national awards. For more information on Reining Michigan and the green reiner programs please visit mrha.org. Per Kara, “The reining community is the most friendly and welcoming group out there! Reining will only make you a better rider and it's a ton of fun! But be careful....ITS ADDICTIVE!!”

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE DOUBLE RAFTER CATTLE CHALLENGE FOR TEAM SEMPER FI VETERANS Sheridan, WY: 17-22 July For the forth year, Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program (JMHP) will saddle up wounded, critically ill and injured active duty service members and veterans July 17-22 on an authentic cowboy adventure in the majestic Big Horn Mountains at the Double Rafter Ranch near Sheridan, Wyoming. For service members who dream of being a cowboy or cowgirl, this clinic gives them the experience of the way ranching was done 150 years ago. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2016 (29)

Dr. Robert Koffman, Medical Director, Honorary Board Member, Captain, USN (Ret.) for Semper Fi , is an operational mental health expertise who is unparalleled in Navy medicine. He is available for interviews for Mental Health Awareness (May ) & PTSD ( June) months to discuss the healing benefits of Recovery Through Sport and the programs that help our veterans reintegrate into their neighborhoods and communities and thrive. For our equestrian loving veterans, it just doesn’t get any better or more cowboy than this! They’ll start right off branding calves in a high meadow and then spend the remainder of the week driving the herd of cattle through high mountain parks and canyons, across pristine rivers, and through tall aspen and pine forests to the herd’s new pasture some 40 miles from where they started. They'll experience life much the same as the Wyoming cowboys did 150 years ago far from any signs of modern civilization of conveniences. They and their horse will work as a team and along with their fellow JMHP riders keep the wily bovines in line and moving in the right direction. They can expect to spend 10-12 hours a day in the saddle; eat around the fire; take baths in mountain snow-fed rivers; and sleep soundly each night under a blanket of stars, with sore muscles from a long day’s ride, and a satisfied smile on their faces knowing they measured up with the cowboys of days long ago. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to experience a true cattle drive and one not to be missed! About The Semper Fi Fund The Semper Fi Fund and America’s Fund provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, we’ve issued more than 113,500 grants, totaling more than $126 million in assistance to over 16,000 of our heroes and their families. For more information visit www.semperfifund.org Online at: www.saddleupmag.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Nowadays, the lead story on frequent newscasts is the weather (BAD!) and in previous columns we have often mentioned how Mother Nature was kind to us when BTRA has held an event. Well, she wasn't in our corner on May 14th, when we held a ride and pizza party in conjunction with our annual meeting at the Brighton Recreation Area. Cold temperatures, wind, and rain were the order of the day and not surprisingly, our ridership was down. Nevertheless, a number of our hardy members showed up with their horses and hit the trails, and even more showed up for the pizza and meeting. Recent BTRA activities and accomplishments were reviewed, including the designation of BTRA as an official Friend’s Group, our participation in the DNR Friend’s of Michigan State Parks Summit, trail improvement and signage projects, and our campaign to promote the equestrian opportunities available at Brighton. We are also reaching out to other potential trail users, including hikers, dog walkers, and bird watchers. A flyer highlighting these opportunities was recently produced and copies were distributed to BTRA members at the meeting. In turn, they will be visiting local tack shops, farm and feed stores, and related business places and ask that these flyers be posted to tell folks what the “Equestrian Side” of the Brighton Recreation Area has to offer. The idea behind this, as mentioned in a previous column, is to encourage other responsible outdoor enthusiasts to visit our trail system, and we have a new BTRA membership category for them in the hope that they will join in the support of our organization. We also heard from one of our members who is a veterinarian and over the last several months has been passing out flyers describing the equestrian facilities at Brighton when she makes barn calls. These flyers are specifically designed for horse owners who might be disposed to trail riding. But who knows, even some show people might be willing to give trail riding a try. Finally, we elected (actually, re-elected) four BTRA Board members. Agnes Wallace, Gayle Pawl, Alyssa Connolly and Penny Wilson have served our organization for varying lengths of time, ranging from a few years to many years. And, they all wanted to continue their service. Unlike state and national politics, we don't have term limits and don't have prolonged and contentious campaigns, so our election process went quickly and smoothly. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2016

We also want to mention that we recently tallied up the number of riders who have visited our staging area and registered at our sign-in station. Since October of last year through April of this year, 430 people signed in and many offered positive comments on their experience at Brighton. We know that warm and sunny weather will accompany the riding season and by the time these words are read, many of us will have already put in some miles on the trails. Thanks to all the work that our members have put in, the trails at Brighton couldn’t be in better shape. Come visit us and of course, visit our website: www.brightontrailriders.net. Mark Delaney, BTRA President

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOCIATION Hello Trail Riders! We would like to thank the riders/campers that attended our Spring Camp Out May 12th-15th. These brave souls and horses endured everything Michigan could throw at them. There were heavy rains, cold (and it was COLD!), beautiful stretches of sunny times, hail, and even snow on Sunday morning. But even with the ups and downs of the weather, it was all about friends, picturesque flower covered trails, pancakes in the morning and a yummy potluck supper on Saturday. The pancakes were hot off the griddles and covered with maple syrup made by John and DaryAnn Letts. A little adaptation to the canopy kept the cold wind off of the crowd. Huddling together gets you introduced quickly to any new friends! 18 rigs were counted in camp and around 30 people attended this year. It was beautiful at the Whitford Lake event area, fresh cut grassy parking for rigs and horses. We have a new outhouse with hitching rail donated by the club at this site. The perimeter is lined with picket poles and we supply water for the horses. Trails are easy access right out of the camping area. There is even a cart trail open for these events. It was great to see everyone that came and made this another success! If you didn’t make this event, please put the Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out on September 15-18 on your ride schedule. This is ditto of the Spring event with our fundraising auction on Saturday evening after the potluck supper. DarylAnn is our auctioneer and keeps us laughing while she raises money for the cause. Go to the website at www.fchfa.org for more info or call Toni Hess for reservations at 269781-9688 (suggested but not necessary). (30)

Our ride calendar is also posted on the website for workdays, ride, potlucks and board meetings. We have been busy this Spring at the Park with projects already completed. A new manure pit is up and ready for use at the trailhead. Thank you to Ken and Roger who worked two days alone on this. Concrete was poured to make it easier to clean. Please, use the pit or take your poop home, we don't want it left in our staging area. There is also a hitching rail by the bathroom for your convenience. And, last but not least, our new kiosk supplied by the DNR is up. Our new grill for the pavilion will be installed by the club soon. Come ride our 20+ miles of trails with 6 creek crossings, a variety of terrain, prairies, woods, lakes, always groomed and easy riding. Our trailhead is big rig friendly with pull-in and pullout parking and a pitcher pump for water for horses. Come to a ride or potluck and get to know us. We’ll be waiting for you! See you on the trails! Toni Strong, Secretary

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION How do I check my horses pulse? The most basic way would be with a stethoscope. Position the ear pieces of your stethoscope so they point slightly towards the front of your head. Position the diaphragm of the stethoscope on the left side of the horse just behind the elbow where the girth rests. Move it around in that area until you can hear the beating of the heart. At rest, the horse’s heart has a slow, regular rhythm that sounds like “kerplunk, ker-plunk.” Each “ker-plunk” is counted as one beat, not two. Once you have established the rhythm, look at your watch. You can count the beats for 15 seconds and multiply by 4 or take the pulse for 30 seconds and multiply by 2. Your intent is to establish how many times your horse’s heart beats in one minute. Take his pulse often. Learn what his resting heart rate is. Take it directly after a workout, then 10 minutes after and at different situations/locations and times of the day. Fluctuation is typical, find out what is normal for your horse. While a horse may come into the vet check with a high heart rate, the rider can lower the heart rate in a number of ways. A conditioned horse’s heart rate will lower on its own with little help of the rider. The rider can facilitate the lowering of the heart rate by cooling the horse through water on the neck and legs of the horse, or even by icing the WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING, cont. horse down. As the temperature of the horse declines, the heart rate will also decline. However, if the horse has been over stressed, even after the heart rate has come down, if the horse is stressed again, the heart rate will jump up again. When the horse is presented to the vet, the heart rate should be lower than pulse criteria set by the Vet before the ride (e.g., 60, 64). If the heart rate is above criteria, the vet will probably look at the card to see how long it took the horse to come down to criteria. If the heart rate is still at criteria, and the horse has been waiting around for several minutes, again the vet might be a bit concerned. As always, there are some tricks you can play to lower the heart rate even while the vet is checking. First, if another horse walks by, particularly a best buddy, then the horse’s rate is sure to go up. Stand such that you block the horse’s view of whatever might excite him. Do not let the horse eat while the vet is taking the pulse. Do not let the horse throw his head way up. Preferably, have the horse hold his head in a “neutral” position. If you have a calming technique, such as gently rubbing the horse, do so. For yourself, take a deep breath and try to relax to show your horse that the excitement is over, no more trotting right now. Come ride with us!! Our White River Summer ride is June 11th and 12th in the Manistee National Forest with distances of 50E, 30LD and 25C miles offered. Next up you can ride the gorgeous Hiawatha National Forest in the U.P. at the Grand Island North Ride June 25th and 26th with distances of 55E, 30LD and 30C offered. The rest of the GLDRA season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Milford, and even includes a multi-day ride on the historic Shore to Shore trail. So check us out today, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way!

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Equine Campout Weekend Report I am pleased to report that our first equine only campout weekend was a SUCCESS! Friday was a beautiful day for riding and many arrived early and took advantage of the weather. However, Mother Nature threw a hissy fit on Saturday but our campers stayed true. You absolutely have to love equine campers, no matter what happens they roll with it and have a great time.

Fun was had by all, we had about 10 people who rode the west loop despite of the weather to have the honors of first pick for the prizes. While our day riders attendance was down (don’t blame you guys with the forecast), we accomplished our goal which was to fill the campground for the weekend. Our current plans are to have two more equine only events this year over the weekends beginning September 9th and October 7th. Yes, we had some unexpected circumstances, but our participants were understanding and we thank you all for that. We have learned a lot and have some ideas of how we might switch things up for the next two events, to make things less complicated. A special thanks to the Pontiac Lake Horseman’s Association board who shared their knowledge and the participation of their members. Stay tuned for more details. Right now we are just trying to regroup and catch our breath. You don’t have to wait for the next event to come and check out the $10,000 of excavation work we have had done to improve some really worn out trails. Have a great day and god bless!

HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. What are your riding goals for the Month of June? Hungerford Trail Riders Association invites you to come enjoy the trails at Hungerford (Manistee National Forest) in Big Rapids, Michigan. If you are new to our trail system or challenged with identifying a riding buddy to enjoy the trails, don’t give up. HTRA is pleased to announce our new service of providing a Guided Trail Ride. You and your friends can enjoy the trails by having a trail guide come along on your first trail ride. Please contact Joan Balk at jbalk72@att.net a few days before your planned trail ride. New riders can also become a HTRA member, join our Facebook page and let others know what you are looking for in a riding buddy. There is a compatible riding buddy out there for you! The Trail Derby Competition is in full swing. Members are asked to log their trail miles at Hungerford each month to become eligible for prizes at the end of the season. The Derby log sheet can be downloaded from the HTRA website. Grab a friend and start racking up those miles! There are many reasons riders should explore Hungerford trail system, here are just a few: Options for overnight camping, day parking area, and a group campground. The group

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campground has eight campsites and each campsite is large enough for a horse trailer or camper, two vehicles and eight people; includes a fire pit and out-bathroom. Advanced reservations for the group campground is required and reservations are made online at www.recreation.gov (type in Hungerford Equestrian Group Camp) in the search box and you can check available dates. The cost per night is $75. The Family Trail Ride and Picnic is Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 2pm. HTRA members can invite their family, friends, or guest and ride to Joan & Marcie (J&M Camp) to meet with other trail riders for a Hotdog Picnic. The ride from the main campground to J&J Camp takes approx-imately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Riders can stop at J&M Camp to meet and greet; then continue for an additional 30 minute ride for ice cream dessert at the Woodville Store. We are still accepting 2016 membership applications. Please visit the website at: www.hungerfordtrailriders.org to print an application or you can send an email to: hunger fordtrailriders@gmail.com and request an application or ‘like’ our Facebook page, search ‘Hungerford Trail Riders Association.’ Happy Trails!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION The IHTA board met as usual on Tuesday night, May 10th, now at the park supervisor's building. All members are always welcome at all meetings! Good news! We have long sleeve shirts available for sale at upcoming events. We will be at the Bits-n-Bridles 4-H show on Sunday, June 5th, and also on June 26th. Please come find us at the Ionia Fairgrounds! Join or renew your membership and support the horse trails at the Ionia State Recreation Area (ISRA). We are planning our activities for the September DNR Harvest Fest, as well as the October Chili Cookoff weekend. We hope to see you all there!!

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Horse Association & Club News KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. First a reminder about the June 3 KTRA campout at the Kensington Metropark Staging Area. Some of the events you can look forward to at the camp-out are a Friday night New Moon ride (meet at 8:30 pm at the staging area), Saturday morning breakfast of omelets, freshly made hash browns, bagels, juice and coffee, Saturday night potluck (KTRA provides the meat) and a karaoke DJ. Membership has its benefits....non-members will be paying higher rates for campsites so renew your membership soon or at the camp-out. To register for the camp-out, you can contact Deanna at dshagency@aol.com. In July we will again be participating in the Milford Fourth of July Parade. You must be a member to participate and you can sign up for membership on the day of the parade. We will meet at Muir Middle School at 9AM to decorate our horses and to enjoy coffee and donuts. The parade begins at 11AM. Muir Middle School is at 425 George Street in Milford. If you would like to participate, but not ride, we have volunteer opportunities for horse walkers, pooper scoopers, and banner carriers. To participate or volunteer, contact Deanna at dshagency@aol.com. On July 26, we will hold our Bits, Bridle and BBQ day ride. We will meet at the Kensington Horse Staging Area on Martindale Road at 1AM. The ride runs until 3PM with a barbeque to follow. Look for more details on our website, through infoshare and also on our Facebook page in June. Also coming up in August is our Member Appreciation Day (August 13th) and our new KTRA Kidz Fun Show (date TBD). We will post details on these two events in the next Saddle Up! and on our website, Facebook page and through Infoshare. Reminder – if you do not have a park sticker on your vehicle, there is a $10 entry fee. We have been alerted by the park that they will begin checking vehicle stickers at the staging area. MetroPark stickers are $35 annually ($21 for seniors). Regular stickers can be purchased online or at the park entrance. Senior stickers (62+) need to be purchased at the MetroPark toll booth or office. Additionally, for $59 you can buy a combination MetroPark and Oakland park sticker. See you on the trails!

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hope you all have gotten out to do a little riding since winter has abated and we have some spring weather. Horses shedding out, a couple of good sweats and a bath or two and they will be slick and shiny! A few of us met at the ranger station to make plans for the June 18th Scrabble Ride. In attendance were, Park Rangers Sarah Z, the new Head Ranger Kim H, Cindy K, President, Lisa Z, our treasurer, Merle R., me, Christina P, membership officer and Jennie P. our secretary, via phone. It was decided that along with the potluck we would serve hot dogs and chips, but you all are welcome to bring dishes to pass-like maybe dessert! Sandra W., our former treasurer did the taxes for the group and sent them in for signatures, thank you Sandra! Along with discussing who would take care of what in regards to the Scrabble Ride, we discussed what it would take to get the Beck Road trail reopened. It is an original trail, and has been closed off and on over the years due to some wet conditions down by the stream during the wet seasons. The Trail Riders had put in culverts, geo cloth and tons of gravel probably 12-15 years ago and the club may have to fix and maintain it ourselves, as the park has gotten equipment stuck down there. We also discussed the wooden bridge on the beech/maple forest trail, it can be challenging when it is wet and slippery, maybe putting in some culverts, geo cloth and gravel to make a safer river crossing right next to it. I like the bridge myself, its been there for 20 plus years. Come on out and enjoy our Beautiful Urban Gem, watching it awaken into Glorious Bloom is such a wonderful spectacular happening! Hope to see you all on June 18th. Cris Purslow


Unfortunately the season is off to a challenging start with snow falling during the first two rides. Thank you to the true campers out there that roughed it during the rain, sleet, and hail at Ortonville, you made the ride a success! Congratulations to our President Melissa Fox and her team for getting all 10 plates on Saturday to come in first. Looks like they weren’t so lucky on Sunday when the family team Turn and Burn took the honors. The short Keep your association course winner for both days goes to the 2 or club up-to-date! Twisted Sisters team with a successful five ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • JUNE 2016 (32)

plate course on Sunday, but one plate remained hidden to all the short course teams on Saturday. Thanks so much to Steve Keim for all the effort put on this ride. Hopefully it will not be snowing for our next ride the first weekend in June! I'm not going to place any bets on that because, after all we do live in Michigan. We will be traveling to Silver Creek County Park in Hamilton for the Fun and Games CMO. For further information on this ride see our Facebook page or give Vicki Horsley a call at 260-244-9913. There will be two rides during the month of July. Elba Equestrian Complex will be the location for the Horses for Hope benefit ride on July 2nd & 3rd. Please contact Greg Weirauch at 810-955-9368 for more information on this ride. Be sure to make your reservations with the Genesee County Parks. We will stay in Genesee County, but be traveling to the trails at the Everett A. Cummings Center in Mt. Morris for Christmas in July CMO. Our fearless president, Melissa Fox will be sponsoring this ride so it should be changing! If you have any questions please give her a call at 810-7900220. There are stalls and electricity available with reservation. If you are looking for something new to try with your favorite horse and closest friends, I can't recommend this sport more. I think every time we do something new with our horses we grow so much inside. Every breed is welcome and we would be glad to show you how to CMO. There are so many opportunities for horses and riders out there that we should never run out of new things to try. The great thing is that this sport will not interfere with other training, it will only enhance it. Even a show horse would love a day on the trails and a picket line. Happy Trails! Janet

MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS ASSOC. President, Kathy Kruch, called the May 7th meeting to order at 11:35 AM at Wheel Inn Restaurant in St. Johns, MI. Those attending were V.P. Bob Howell, Treasurer Missy Shafer, Secretary Marilyn M, Harland and Alora Fish, as well as Char and George Ostrom. There was enough for a quorum. Secretary’s report: Bob made the motion, which Char seconded, to accept the minutes from the March 20th meeting with no corrections. New correspondence: Marilyn read the card from lifetime member Maggie Potter. Membership update: We have 35 paid MFTA WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

Horse Association & Club News MICHIGAN FOX TROTTERS, cont. members with 21 having dual MFTHBA memberships. Financial report: Missy gave that report. She will deposit the proceeds from the recent Spring Training Clinic shortly. MFTHBA report: Kathy submitted the paperwork for the National Trail Ride which is slated for Oct. 1st-9th in northern Michigan. Contact the MTRA or visit mtra.org online if you wish to participate. Old Business: The MI Horse Council lawsuit will be entering the mediation stage with a third party negotiator May 16th. If no agreement is reached on that date, then the case will go before a judge at a later date. MFTA ride: If you wish to camp with your MFTA friends July 23rd and 24th at Hungerford Trail Camp, please notify Chuck Fanslow at 989435-9224. He will reserve the group camp if enough riders are interested. Otherwise you can pay $15 for an individual site on a firstcome, first-served basis. The Hungerford campground is located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest west of Big Rapids, MI. Megan McGarry delivered our brochures to the MFTHBA booth at the April Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio. She got to meet a few of the people from the MFTHBA and observed the MFT’s who were on display there. Kathy reported that the recent Spring Training Clinic with clinician, Levi Beechy, was a great success! The How to Horse Camp with Jan Wolfin had 12 attendees. Thank yous go out to Levi and Jan who hosted the clinic and class, Kathy, Chuck and Julie Parliament who provided food and/or worked in the food booth. Thanks again! There is still time to reserve a spot for yourself in the Gaited Dressage Clinic with Penny Underwood slated for July 9th. Go to the MFTA website or Facebook page for the required form and additional information. It will be held at Massman Stable, 714 Hogsback Road, Mason, MI. MFTA members get a $10 discount ($90 fee for non-MFTA) to participate and $5 off to audit. Non-MFTA pay $20 to audit. Please get your $50 reservation sent in ASAP! Stalls will be available to rent if needed, self-contained camping is allowed at no cost July 8th and food will be available to purchase on-site. It was voted to allow non-gaited horses to participate also in this clinic if the spots are not filled by gaited riders. New Business: The Novi Equestrian Expo will be held Dec. 2nd-4th at The Suburban Collec-

tion Showplace at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, MI. A non-profit promotional booth costs $175 and a stall goes for $125 at this event. Char made the motion, which Marilyn seconded, to reserve a booth and stall at this expo by the October deadline. Discussion followed concerning finding an appropriate horse to demo there, lodging and the specifics surrounding this expo. If you are interested in doing a demo with your horse there, please contact Chairperson Marilyn ASAP at 517-8626676. Char made a motion, Missy seconded to allow the MFTA officers to conduct association business over the summer months until our next meeting. All voted in favor and the motion passed. Our next meeting is scheduled for 11AM August 6th at the Italian Oven Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI.

PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Who shops on Amazon? You can now choose Pinckney Trail Riders Association as the charitable organization your purchases will support when you shop at AmazonSmile, http://smile. amazon.com/. We will receive 0.5% of your purchase price quarterly; it’s a great way to give back. Just remember to always shop from smile.amazon.com instead of the regular Amazon site to make your shopping count! The Women’s Shop and Ride Event June 18 (Saturday) 11am – 2pm Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI Bring your horse (or not) and come shop with some awesome vendors that will be on site for your shopping pleasure! Choose from homemade soaps, organic foods, handmade purses and crafts, tote bags from feedbags, have a bracelet or key chain made from your horses’ hair on site or visit the equine chiropractor and equine photographer. Maybe get your haircut to look your best on the trails! Mary Kay beauty products and equine fashion jewelry available too! Learn about essential oils and pick up some natural fly repellents and some smell good stuff for you, your dog or horse! We are also pleased to announce that author (and member) Kristine Brickey will have her two published books on hand to be personally signed! These are just some of the vendors. The Brighton to Pinckney Ride October 8 (Saturday) 10am, Oct. 9 Rain Date Brighton Rec. Staging Area, Brighton, MI The PTRA/BTRA Annual Christmas Party December 10 (Saturday) - 6pm

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PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. A Great Big Howdy to all you trail riders! We, the PLHA, enthusiastically invite You to come join us for the day on Saturday, June 11th for a fun filled day of riding on some of the most beautiful trails in S.E. Michigan! We have an exciting weekend planned for the PLHA Annual Welcome Summer Weekend Campout and Poker ride FUNdraiser. While all the reservations for the Rustic Equestrian Only Campground are currently full, we have plenty of parking for day riders and encourage you to join us for any of the activities this weekend if you can! Friday night begins with a Cowboy Chili Supper and our incredible Moonlight ride which departs around dusk. Saturday morning begins with the PLHA Trail Boss flipping pancakes from 8am-10am to start your day off right. Follow up the morning activities with a prize filled 7 card draw poker ride FUNdraiser for a contribution of $5.00 per hand that is open to all. As always we have a hotdog lunch located out on the beautiful PLRA trails and also one in camp. Our Trail Boss Rich has graded the road to the campground and cleared the trails, so the park is ready to welcome you. We are able to accommodate day rider trailers for Saturday and if we need more space we can have access to over flow parking nearby! So, WE INVITE YOU TO PLEASE COME JOIN US FOR THE DAY June, 10th, 11th and 12th at The PLHA Welcome Summer Weekend Campout and Poker ride FUNdraiser! Please contact our very charming event coordinator Ms. Susie at 248-933-6338 or email US5495@frontier.com for more information!

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello Everyone! Summer is finally here and with it brings great days to hit the trails. On Saturday, June 25th we will have our Obstacle Challenge Ride. This ride will have six challenges on 3.5 miles of trails. Each obstacle will be timed. There will be a potluck lunch following the event and there will be camping available all weekend. We have been having a high turnout to our events and this one is sure to draw a crowd…come hang out with us! More details about this event will be on our Facebook WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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page as the date gets closer. Our final event of 2016 will be the Circle Ride. This popular favorite ride is one that we co-host with Kensington Trail Riders. It consists of riding the eleven mile loop that connects the two parks. The proceeds of this ride will go to the Michigan Horse Coalition. Both sites will be offering lunch and Proud Lake will offer a potluck dinner and camping all weekend. The Circle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 25th. More information on all of our events will be on our website at www.proud laketrailriders.com or our Facebook page as we get closer to the events. If you would like to be a part of our email list, you can get all of the latest details about our events by contacting Nancy Efrusy at Efrusy@yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to add you. The most exciting news of all is the addition of our new pavilion in the staging area. Please come by and check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails!

April 19 SHTRA held the first work bee for the Big Woods wooden bridge re-decking project that the DNR asked us to do. SHTRA fully funded this project, from special ordering 3” thick cut oak boards to fixing the Taft Rd. parking lot to allow tractor access. Fourteen volunteers attended on April 19 to trim the trail and ready the parking lot. Geo tec and a load of gravel took care of the low spots. On April 23, twenty-two volunteers spent the day and donated 126 volunteer hours to get the old boards off and out to the road. The new boards were nailed on and the railing went back up. This 33 ft. bridge is really solid and should last equestrians a long time. Another work bee was held to cut down several dead ash trees that were threatening trail usage. This project was planned by Don and Pat Brown and supported by many others. Thanks to Bill Thelan and Rosie Johnson for the use of their driving skills with their tractors. Mike Woods and Sue Chant worked on trail drainage maintenance. Todd, Diane and Andrea Ring family answered my call for someone to fix Saturday’s lunch. Nearly 165 volunteer hours went into this project. Thanks to all who helped. Memorial Day weekend will be the first campover weekend. Youth groups are encouraged to attend. All youth will ride the trail, games and camp activities for free. There will be a Patriotic theme for the weekend. Saturday evening will have a potluck and various games and prizes. No RSVP is necessary, but if you are bringing a large group, let us know to help plan. Call Chanda at 517.285.6501. Glow sticks. Speaking of camping – Don't forget that BOTH RENTAL CABINS HAVE EQUESTRIAN Pickett POLES and connect to the trail network. If you don’t have an LQ trailer, are traveling on US -27, or have family members who want to camp with a roof overhead – check out the possibility of renting one of these scenic cabins. Online reservations are made on the DNR website. July 1-4 will be a camping weekend with Christmas in July? And on Sunday will be the Great Treasure Hunt from 10am-2pm. Come and ride like a Pirate!! Prizes!! Wench Linda will be the host, Mates! September 2nd-5th will be the Labor Day weekend camp-over. We’ll celebrate the memory of Dennis Austin with glow stick poker rides and Root Beer floats. Of course there will be a potluck and group campfire. Again, don't have to drive up north and deal with the traffic hauling your horse. September 25th will be the annual Kris Kulhanic

RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI The 2016 Show Season got off to a great (although cold) start with the RHAM Spring Challenge. Our first triple-judged show also introduced Cow Catch and Ranchmanship classes. We will now use the Great Lakes Circuit showbill for the June, July, and September shows. Our showbill, entry forms, and other helpful documents are located on our website at www.miranchhorse.com. RHAM will be announcing the 2016 Youth Representative at our next show on June 11 at Berrien Springs. The Youth Representative participates in our shows and events and is an integral part of what we do. If you’ve not tried RHAM yet, please come out and see what we are all about. ARHA has expanded registration to include appendix, POA and mustang horses, so this could be a great time for you to start showing your horse. See ARHA at www.americanranchhorse.net for full registration rules. Also, if you are interested in advertising feel free to contact us. See you at the shows!

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Memorial Judged Trail Ride by The Rangers 4-H Club. There are 5 divisions to test your horsemanship skills. This well-attended event is fun and the cash pots grow every year. There may be optional camping on September 24th. TBA if we have enough requests. October 14-16 will be our Spooky Ichabod weekend. Decorated campsites, costumes and a sweet poker run will be apart of the fun. Chili cook-off on Saturday afternoon. Prizes!! Go to our Facebook page to stay tuned to our activities and when TBA work bees will be planned when we can get out on the trails with equipment. If you can’t work, can you help cook or bring a dish to pass?

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI The WDAMI Schooling Show is taking place on June 4, 2016 at the Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud, Michigan! This is our first Schooling Show and we are so excited to be able to offer this! For the past several years many dressage schooling shows have added Western Dressage to their ride options. This has given our Michigan riders an opportunity to participate in judged competition and be provided feedback to help them! We give a big thank you to the dressage schooling shows who have embraced this new sport! The Jec Ballou Clinics are filling up very quickly. The June Clinic being held June 10-12 at the Tromble Bay Equestrian Center, LLC in Cheboygan, MI is full, but you can still audit the clinic. You can contact Jill Robiadek by email at jrrob1@gmail.com for more information. Jec is also going to be at Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud, MI on August 27-29 for another clinic. You can contact Ingrid Brey at 313-9100921 for more information about participating in the clinic and/or auditing the clinic. As you prepare your schedule for the upcoming season, please keep checking the WDAMI website and the WDAMI Facebook page to learn about schooling shows hosting Western Dressage classes in your area. Also, if you have additional information about other shows offering Western Dressage classes, please contact us at infowdami@gmail.com. We are trying our best to keep you informed about shows and opportunities. If you are interested in competing for WDAMI Year End Awards, please consult our website, www.wdami.org for information about the Awards program. In order to be eligible for awards, you must have a dual membership with WDAMI and the national organization, WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM

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WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL Well, the first WMAR approved Appaloosa show of the season is now under our belts. We had a gorgeous weekend and plenty of entries from several states and a province! I also noticed, while doing stall charts, several competitors that were new to us. I’m tickled that they decided to join us at our shows and I would like to welcome them. We hope to see you at future shows this summer. Our next show will be the WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason, MI on June 4 & 5, 2016, followed by the WMAR State Show at Centreville, MI on July 16 & 17, 2016 and then the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA on August 6 & 7, 2016. Don’t forget that we will be offering both Ranch Horse Pleasure as well as Ranch Horse Trail at our WMAR sponsored shows. It was decided that at the June show in Mason, Open Stallion halter classes will be split into Jr. & Sr. with the Mare and Gelding age splits remaining as is. At the Centreville show, ALL open halter classes will be split Jr. & Sr. Earning a little extra money while showing is always a plus, so how about signing your favorite show mount up for the WMAR Incentive program. Prize money is given out at the banquet based on the number of points earned in your division throughout the show season. Forms can be found under the “Service Page”

on the WMAR website. We are still looking for someone to take over the show office as 2016 will be our last year with our fabulous show office team of Brad & Kyle (and, sometimes, Julie Dopp). The WMAR, as well as the MApHA have started the hunt for someone to run our show offices starting in 2017. Please, let us know if you would be interested in running the show office or know of someone who is. If you have any news and/or photos of your Appaloosas that you think would be interesting to the rest of us, I’d love to have you share them with us either on our Facebook page or by emailing them to me to include in the newsletter. There’s got to be some other new foals out there, somewhere! Remember, to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, be sure to check out the WMAR website at www.wmarapp.org or follow our Facebook page, WMAR. 'til next month…Sharon Clark

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes - May 11, 2016 This meeting was held at YS Horsemen’s campground starting with a potluck meal at 6:00. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:25. Special Guest: Andru Jevicks, Yankee Springs Park Manager. Andru Jevicks YS Park Manager: Andru asked that the wording on our insurance be changed in the secondary insurance line to read State of Michigan, Department of Recreation etc. Andru also stated he looks forward to working with our organization and wants our relationship to be a partnership and he is available to anyone who would like to speak to him. With regard to the ORV’s traveling on county roads. Andru was able to convince the commissioners to exclude Duffy Road. They are not allowed to run on the decertified roads within the recreation area. You can get a complete list of ORV restricted roads from the Barry County website: www.barrycounty.org/2016/04/orvordinance/./ ORV’s are only allowed to ride on

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Hunt Seat Equitation - 45 & Over Grooms Hunt Seat Pleasure - Walk Only Grooms Hunt Seat Pleasure - Walk Trot HUNT SEAT PLEASURE SWEEPSTAKES Hunt Seat Pleasure - Walk Trot Adult Hunt Seat Pleasure - Walk Trot 9-19 Hunt Seat Pleasure - JR Horse Hunt Seat Pleasure - SR Horse Hunt Seat & Hunt Seat Pleasure - 20-44 Speed exhibitors Hunt Seat Pleasure - 16-19 21 yrs & under Hunt Seat Pleasure - 13-15 must have an Hunt Seat Pleasure - 9-12 ASTM Helmet Hunt Seat Pleasure - 45 & Over with SEI label Cloverleaf - Open inside. Indiana Flag Race - Open Pole Bending - Open 2 Man Relay

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Western Pleasure - Sr Horse Western Pleasure - Jr Horse WESTERN PLEASURE SWEEPSTAKES Western Pleasure - 20-44 Western Pleasure - 16-19 Western Pleasure - 13-15 Western Pleasure - 9-12 Western Pleasure 45 & Over Grooms Western Pleasure - Walk Only Grooms Western Pleasure - Walk Trot

55 Western Pleasure - Walk Trot 9-19 56 BRIDLELESS WESTERN PLEASURE 57 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP SWEEPSTAKES 58 Western Horsemanship 20-44 59 Western Horsemanship 16-19 60 Western Horsemanship 13-15 61 Western Horsemanship 9-12 62 Western Horsemanship 45 & Over 63 Western Horsemanship - Walk Trot - 9-19 64 Western Horsemanship - Walk Trot - 20 & Over ****BREAK**** 65 ~~~PINK CLASS~~~ 66 Generation Gap - 20 & over/19 & under 67 Egg & Spoon 68 Ride A Buck 69 Bareback Horsemanship 16 & Over 70 Bareback Horsemanship 15 & Under To be run in a separate arena: 71 Trail Walk Trot 9-19 72 Trail Walk Trot 20 & Over 73 Trail 20-44 Entry Fees 74 Trail 16-19 Sweepstakes - $10 75 Trail 13-15 All other classes - $6 76 Trail 9-12 77 Trail 45 & Over Camping Fee - $18/per night LIMITED Stalls - $25/weekend MUST SHOW Age as of Jan 1st, 2016. PROOF OF 4-H Cloverbuds rules apply. NEG. COGGINS Stallions may be shown by person 18 or older.

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30) Hunt Seat Pleasure 35 & Over 31) Hunt Seat Pleasure 50 & Over 32) Sweepstakes SR Hunt Seat Pleasure 6 & Over – $100 Added 33) Peewee Western Pleasure 12 & Under** 34) Peewee Western Horsemanship 12 & Under** 35) Ranch Horse Riding-All Ages@ 36) Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 13 & Over** 37) Sweepstakes Western Horsemanship Open – $100 Added 38) Western Horsemanship 13 & Under 39) Western Horsemanship 14–18 40) Western Horsemanship 19–34 41) Western Horsemanship 35 & Over 42) Western Horsemanship 50 & Over 43) Sweepstakes JR Western Pleasure 5 & Under – $100 Added 44) Novice Horse Walk/Trot Pleasure OPEN** 45) Walk/Trot Western Pleasure 13 & Over** 46) Sweepstakes SR Western Pleasure 6 & Over – $100 Added 47) Western Pleasure 13 & Under 48) Western Pleasure 14-18 49) Western Pleasure 19-34 50) Western Pleasure 35 & Over 51) Western Pleasure 50 & Over 52) Sweepstakes Bridleless Open WP – Sat Only – $100 Added 53) Western Riding Open FRIDAY EVENING CLASSES - 7 PM Start Time 54) Sweepstakes Trail Open – Friday Evening Only – $100 Added 55) Trail 19 & Over 56) Trail 18 & Under 57) Walk/Trot Trail** 58) In Hand Trail 2 & Under

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This edition of Saddle Up features page after page of show and event dates. If you show your horse, trail ride or camp, check out our Show &...