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Get Ready For Show Season! CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT FOR ALL DISCIPLINES Western ~ English ~ Saddle Seat ~ Gaming ~ Eventing ~ Hunter Jumper

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Home of EMBROIDERY IMPRESSIONS Computerized Embroidery Serving The Horse Community

DRIVE-THRU PARKING FOR ANY SIZE RIG

22 Acres!

22 acres of high ground, rolling hills, abundant tree lines and watershed make this property ideal for equine use. This completely renovated all brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath farmhouse with open wraparound porches has 18’ walls. All newer ooring of 4" red oak, slate, tile and ceramic. Updated kitchen with unique cherry countertops, updated bathrooms, plus1st oor laundry. Beautiful remodeled 2450 sq. ft. main barn with heated workshop, tack room and efciency guest suite. Includes 3 - 12x12 stalls, Thermopane windows, 125 amp. sub panel, loads of extra space for farm equipment. 2 additional barns with 7 stalls total with room for 2 more. 3 fenced pastures, 150x150 sand arena, 50' sand pen surrounded by 4800' custom 3 rail fencing. Newer insulated garage opens on both sides, doubling as a recreational pavilion. Newer furnace and A/C. 25 minute commute to Ann Arbor. Offered at $449,900.

Country Lakefront Estate on 20+ Acres For Sale or Possible Lease Clarkston Schools/Springfield Twp. - Beautiful Sunsets all year round with 950 feet of frontage on a private 125 acre lake and wildlife sanctuary. Built in 1978, this secluded English Tudor, with a 900 foot wooded canopy drive is surrounded by rolling hills and wetlands. The main house has two fireplaces, a great room, remodeled kitchen in 2008, formal dining room, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, greenhouse, in ground heated pool and sauna with lower level walkout. Private 1,350 sq. ft. two bedroom carriage house apartment above the 4.5 car garage, washer/dryer and balcony. Four large stall horse barn with loft, 6 acres fenced. Over one mile of riding trails on property with riding options. Two miles to I-75 & US-10 (Dixie Hwy). Asking $799,000. Serious Inquires Only.

April Gunder, Associate Broker 517-403-3119 cell

Contact Owner, Paul A. Bond, Cell 248 891.8168, email: andrebond1@aol.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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Conveniently located on the Ingham County Fairgrounds

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

1-888-869-0842 Toll Free or (517) 676-3410

Sundance Riding Stable is currently seeking multiple wranglers for the summer riding season, both full and part time. Must have riding experience and great customer service skills Wranglers will work with kid camps, trail riding, pony parties, team pennings, sortings, and hayrides. Individuals seeking additional information should email sundanceridingstables@gmail.com or call us at 517.627.5500. Starting at $8.50 per hour.

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JUSTAMERE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE OF MICHIGAN, INC. TWILA SLAVIC, BHSAI

56295 CARD ROAD

MACOMB, MI 48042

586-295-1313

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A QUALITY BOARDING FACILITY SPECIALIZING IN PERSONAL CARE FOR YOUR HORSE

COME SHOW WITH US IN 2016 AT JUSTAMERE! Halloween Fun Show October 16 Traditional Classes plus Fun entries such as Musical Stalls, The Great Costume Class and More!

Hunter/Jumper/Dressage Series June 26, July 17, August 7 & August 28 Grand Champion of the Day Awarded at Each Show!

Welcome Spring Schooling Show May 15 Get ready for show season! Strictly Dressage Show June 5

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

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CENTRAL MICHIGAN HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION 46TH ANNUAL SEASON

“THE OPEN, ALL BREED CIRCUIT”

1970-2016

All shows held at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd., Corunna, MI

APRIL 30-MAY 1: Fuzzy Warm Up Show - No show clothes, fuzzy horses welcome! MAY 21-22 • JUNE 11-12 • JULY 9-10 • JULY 23-24 • AUGUST 20-21 Saturday, 8:00 A.M. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37.

Halter Jackpot (ineligible for grand/res) Halter Geldings & Stallions 3 & Over Halter Mares 3 & Over Halter 2 Yr Olds & Under Grand/Res Halter 1st & 2nd from 2-4 Color Class Lunge Line Two & Under Showmanship Pee Wee Walk 11 & Under Showmanship Lead Line 7 & Under Showmanship Jackpot Showmanship Walk/Trot 19 & Over Showmanship Walk/Trot 14-18 Showmanship Walk/Trot 13 & Under Showmanship Green Rider Showmanship 40 & Over Showmanship 19-39 Showmanship 14-18 Showmanship 13 & Under Hands Free Showmanship English Pleasure Jackpot English Pleasure Jr. Horses 5 & Under English Pleasure Walk/Trot 19 & Over English Pleasure Walk/Trot 14-18 English Pleasure Walk/Trot 13 & Under English Pleasure Sr. Horse 6 & Over English Pleas Green Rider 1st Yr Canter English Pleasure 40 & Over English Pleasure 19-39 English Pleasure 14-18 English Pleasure 13 & Under English Equitation W/T 19 & Over English Equitation W/T 14-18 English Equitation W/T 13 & Under English Discipline Rail-W/T/C-Open English Equitation Jackpot-Pattern Only English Equ Green Rider 1st Yr Canter English Equitation 40 & Over

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English Equitation 19-39 English Equitation 14-18 English Equitation 13 & Under Hunter Hack-Open Western Riding Reining Trail In Hand Trail Walk/Trot 19 & Over Trail Walk/Trot 14-18 Trail Walk/Trot 13 & Under

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Trail Jackpot Trail Green Rider-1st Yr Lope/canter Trail 40 & Over Trail 19-39 Trail 14-18 Trail 13 & Under Trail Pee Wee Walk 11 & Under Trail Lead Line 7 & Under Lead Line Eq/Horsemanship 7 & Under Pee Wee Walk Eq/Hrsmnshp 11 & Under Western Pleasure Jackpot-Open Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 5 & Under Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 19 & Over Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 14-18 Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 13 & Under Western Pleasure Sr. Horse 6 & Over Western Pleas Green Rider 1st Yr Lope Western Pleasure 40 & Over Western Pleasure 19-39 Western Pleasure 14-18 Western Pleasure 13 & Under Western Horsemanship W/T 19 & Over Western Horsemanship W/T 14-18 Western Horsemanship W/T 13 & Under Western Discipline Rail-W/T/L-Open West Horsemanship Jackpot-Pattern Only West Hrsmnshp Green Rider 1st Yr Lope

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WWW.CMHA.INFO General Show Questions: Katie Hartsuff, email: cmhasecretary@gmail.com Stall Reservation Forms: cmhastallres@gmail.com Forms also available on our website Membership Information: Contact Leona, email: ziploose13@aol.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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Western Horsemanship 40 & Over Western Horsemanship 19-39 Western Horsemanship 14-18 Western Horsemanship 13 & Under Bareback Walk/Jog Bareback Walk/Jog/Lope

* SPECIAL EVENTS * May 21 ~ Ranch Riding Class July 9, July 23, and August 20 ~ Gymkhana Events ~ High Point Barrels, Flags, Stakes Race, 2-Man Relay July 23 ~ Versatility Class 2 Divisions: Walk/Trot & Walk/Trot/Canter One horse/One rider~ English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and Barrels July 23 & August 20 Weanling Halter Information & Fees: • All classes double judged • Office fee: $5.00 per day • Regular classes: $10.00 • Lead Line & Pee Wee classes: $8.00 • Jackpot classes: $15.00 • Stall fee: $30 per stall/per weekend • Camping fee: $30 per site/per weekend • Weekend High Point Awards given in 11 Divisions • Shavings available to purchase from the grounds at $6.00 per bag • Trailer In fee: $10.00 per horse/per day • Weekend Blanket Fees: includes regular class fees & one (1) stall only. Walk/Trot and Green Rider $80.00 per horse/rider combo, Walk/Trot/Canter $120.00 per horse/rider combo. • All classes placed through 6th place • Concessions available at all shows MUST be presented at each show: • Coggins test dated within one year • Age of exhibitor as of January 1st, 2016 • Age of horse as of December 31st, 2016 MUST PRE-PAY TO RESERVE STALLS WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Kathie Crowley

248.207.7222

Email: kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Horse & Country Property Specialist

“YOU CAN’T BUILD A REPUTATION ON WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO”

Elite Equestrian Property!

Horse Ready! WEBSTER TOWNSHIP, WASHTENAW COUNTY EXQUISITE HOME! 4,600 sq. ft. of living space, too many custom features to list here. 8 rolling acres, nice horse set-up with stalls, fenced paddocks and run-in shed. Only minutes to US-23, M-14 and Ann Arbor. MLS#215007196. Offered at $749,000. Call Kathie for a private viewing of this elite equestrian property!

CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR HORSE FARM THIS YEAR? Call me for an evaluation of your property and to discuss a marketing strategy for 2016! WANTED/NEEDED: I have qualified buyers looking for horse property. Need indoor arenas or room to build one. Need all types of property from small HOBBY FARMS to large EQUESTRIAN ESTATES! COMING SOON: Farm/Horse Properties in New Boston, South Lyon, Holly, Dexter, More!

Kathie Crowley 248.207.7222 Consult with a professional who is in the horse business and understands your needs RE/MAX PLATINUM OF ANN ARBOR 325 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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Kathie Crowley

248.207.7222

Email: kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Horse & Country Property Specialist

“YOU CAN’T BUILD A REPUTATION ON WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO”

SOUTH LYON: Salem Twp. HORSE FARM with pond, beautiful ranch remodeled in 2012. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, basement, attached garage. 70x120 indoor arena, 100x200 outdoor arena, 11 stalls, room for more. 11 pastures/paddocks, run-in sheds, heated workshop, tack room, tack lockers. Move-in ready! Easy commute to Ann Arbor and expressways. MLS#216035492. $624,900.

PINCKNEY: Nice updated ranch on 10 plus acres, indoor & outdoor arenas, fenced paddocks with run-in sheds, 4 large box stalls with room for more, tack room, storage barn, heated workshop, private setting. MLS#215082207. Offered at $399,900.

60 VACANT ACRES IN OAKLAND COUNTY! MANCHESTER, MI: HORSE FARM with unlimited potential! 38+ rolling acres, 10 wooded, stream, 20 acres hay. Custom built ranch, walkout basement. Quality materials and workmanship throughout! 36x56 barn, 4 stalls, room for more! Paddocks, round pen, run-in shed, frontage on two roads, splittable. Room for indoor arena. Located just outside of town, easy access to M-52. Offered at $439,900.

HIGHLAND/MILFORD: Build your own EQUESTRIAN FACILITY or upscale housing development on this gorgeous parcel on a paved road with 930 feet of road frontage! Open meadows, woods and numerous walkout sites. Located just North of M-59 on Milford Road across from the Highland Oaks County Park with riding trails and close to several state metro parks. Offered at $749,000.

Kathie Crowley 248.207.7222 Consult with a professional who is in the horse business and understands your needs 38 PLUS YEARS OF REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Country Property, Vacant Land & Residential RE/MAX PLATINUM OF ANN ARBOR - 325 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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LL TRANSPORTATION

Specializing in Horse Transportation Fast, Friendly, Experienced and Affordable We’ve been handling and transporting horses for over 20 years!

248.486.0925 Long Distance & Out of State Available (within the US)

24 Hour Emergency Service Available

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JIM’S QUALITY SADDLE, INC. MOBILE TACK SHOP Western & English Tack • Show Quality Silver New & Used Saddles & Tack Hat Cleaning & Shaping American Big Horn, Tex Tan & Rocking R Saddles

New Facility Now Open! NOW HIRING

WestEquestrian Wind 4647 East Holt Rd., Webberville, MI 48892

Sue Pelto 248.672.3593 • Indoor Arena • Heated Observation Room • 16 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • 110 x 220 Outdoor Arena • Heated Tack Room & Restroom • Top Quality Feed • 30 Acres with Daily Turnout • Large Pastures with 3 Board Oak Fencing • Wash Stalls with Hot & Cold Water

Part-Time Barn Help

Showing on the MHJA & HJAM Circuits

Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons Children and Adults Welcome Beginner thru Advanced

Spring Lesson Special Two Lessons

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

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Training • Lessons • Boarding • Sales

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USSELL

TRAINING CENTER

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Michigan Apple Blossom Classic Open Horse Shows Veterinary Services

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10 ACRES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

10+ ACRES IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY

Custom built 4 bedroom home has 3 ½ bathrooms, 2 car attached garage, finished basement with wet bar and sauna. Home features cathedral ceilings, 1st floor master suite and great kitchen for entertaining. Property features a 60x80 barn with 4 stalls, a heated kitchenette and bathroom, tack room and plenty of hay storage. Stalls open to paddock that leads to two pastures with automatic heated watering system.

Secluded 4 bedroom, 2 bath ranch style home with Howell Schools on 10+ acres. Spacious home has a large main floor master and finished lower level with a fireplace. Garage is insulated and can be heated and has 150 amp plus a 220 line. Wired for a generator system. Outbuildings include a 2nd garage near house and pole barn with 4 stalls and paddocks. Asking $340,000.

HORSE FARMS, FARMLAND AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN MICHIGAN Keller Williams Farm and Ranch R E A L T Y

Keller Williams Realty Brighton 1005 E Grand River Ave., Brighton MI 48116

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Saturday Night Pizza Exhibitor Party!

Weekend & Year End High Point Awards!

Added Money Sweepstakes Classes!

Michigan Apple Blossom Prize Drawings!

Michigan Apple Blossom Classic 2016 Open Horse Shows

2015 APPROVED

MSU Agricultural Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

MAY 20, 21 & 22

JULY 29, 30 & 31

SEPT 23, 24 & 25

Judges: Art O’Brien & Brian Craig

Judges: Jacqueline Carter & Steve Carter

Judges: Mary Luther Eggleston & Donald Recchiuti

7:00 PM Friday ALL Trail Classes 54-58 • 8:00 AM Saturday/Sunday Classes 1-53 Arrival Starting 12:00 Friday • NO EARLY ARRIVALS

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Sweepstakes Halter Open – $100 Added Mares at Halter All Ages Geldings & Stallions at Halter All Ages Quarter Horse Halter Stock Type Halter-Non QH Grand and Reserve Champion Halter Two Year Old & Younger Longe Line** Peewee Showmanship 12 & Under** Showmanship Walk/Trot 13 & Over** Sweepstakes Showmanship – $100 Added Showmanship 13 & Under Showmanship 14-18 Showmanship 19-34 Showmanship 35 & Over Showmanship 50 & Over Lead line 6 & Under # Peewee Hunt Seat Pleasure 12 & Under** Peewee Hunt Seat Equitation 12 & Under** Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 13 & Over** Sweepstakes Hunt Seat Equitation Open – $100 Added Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under Hunt Seat Equitation 14–18 Hunt Seat Equitation 19 -34 Hunt Seat Equitation 35 & Over Hunt Seat Equitation 50 & Over Sweepstakes JR Hunt Seat Pleasure 5 & Under – $100 Added Hunt Seat Pleasure Walk/Trot 13 & Over** Hunt Seat Pleasure 13 & Under Hunt Seat Pleasure 14-18 Hunt Seat Pleasure 19-34

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

# May not show in any other classes @ May cross enter pleasure classes 2016 SPONSORS ** Walk/Trot rider or Novice horse may not show in any canter/lope classes Sweepstakes-Money Added + 50% Entry Paid 40-30-20-10 Trail Classes 54-58 run Friday Evening Only Classes entered at the gate will be subject to a late entry fee of 1 ½ class fee Must Be PRESENT to win September random drawing awards Year End High Point eligibility requires a minimum of 4 shows A & W Restaurant, Manistee, MI • Bay Area Pet Resort CLASS FEES Bodacious Cowgirl • Beadle Lake Large Animal Vet Clinic $6 All Age ($9 @ gate) All Stalls $45 (All horses must be stalled) Bruce’s Tack Box • Chelsea Lumber • Cowboy Magic $10 Sweepstakes ($15 @ gate) Camping $30/Night Jewelry by D.E.B. • EMAJES Design • LickyDog Horse Hair Jewelry Daily High Point Fee $5 Office Fee for Each Horse/Rider $10 Reid Thomas Performance Horses • Saddle Up! Magazine ALL Checks MUST be accompanied by valid driver’s license. Schneiders • SmartPak Equine • Tractor Supply Co., Williamston, MI Returned Check/Declined Credit Card fee $35 • Major Credit Cards 3.5% fee. NO Refunds will be given for dropped/missed classes or early pull outs - please plan accordingly. Show management reserves the right to cancel, combine, divide For show information and/or stall reservations: classes or shows, or refuse any entry, check, or tab. Fees are subject to change 517.655.4712 or rtrainct@aol.com without notification. Age of rider as of Jan. 1, 2016; Horse age as of Dec. 31, 2016. www.russelltrainingcenter.com • Find us on Facebook! Judges decision final. CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED Michigan Apple Blossom and/or individuals assisting at these shows will not be individually or collectively responsible for any loss, damage, or injury to any person, horse, or property in connection with this show. Michigan Equine Activity Act, 1994 PA 351 - an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity.

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Elaine Furu Baker Memorial Horse Show – June 25 & 26, 2016 Calhoun County Fairgrounds, 720 Fair St., Marshall, MI 49068 • Judge: TBA SATURDAY, JUNE 25 - 8:00AM 1 2 & Under Halter 2 Miniature Horse Halter 3 Registered Quarter Horse Halter 4 Registered All Other Breed Halter 5 Color Breed Halter 6 Grade Horse Halter 7 SWEEPSTAKES SHOWMANSHIP 8 Showmanship - Miniature Horse 9 Showmanship 20-44 10 Showmanship 16-19 11 Showmanship 13-15 12 Showmanship 9-12 All 5-8 yr old 13 Showmanship 45 & Over classes are non 14 Showmanship - Cloverbud 5-6 competitive. 15 Showmanship - Cloverbud 7-8 *****BREAK***** 16 Miniature Horse Driving - 20 & Over 17 Miniature Horse Driving - 19 & Under 18 ~~~ SURVIVORS CLASS ~~~ 19 Lead Line - Cloverbud 5-6 20 Lead Line - Cloverbud 7-8 21 Hunt Seat Equitation - Walk Trot 9-19 22 Hunt Seat Equitation - Walk Trot 20 & Over 23 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION SWEEPSTAKES 24 Hunt Seat Equitation - 20-44 25 Hunt Seat Equitation - 16-19 26 Hunt Seat Equitation - 13-15 27 Hunt Seat Equitation - 9-12

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY 4-H HORSE COMMITTEE PRESENTS...

LEADERS DAY 4-H OPEN HORSE SHOW SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2016

ACHIEVEMENT DAY 4-H OPEN HORSE SHOW SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016

JUDGE: ERICA UTZ | TRAIL JUDGE: BRI RAJALA $5.00 HORSE/RIDER PARK FEE $5.00 PER CLASS FEE | $5.00 PER HIGH POINT CLASS FEE

JUDGE: ROBERT MILKS | TRAIL JUDGE: BRI RAJALA $10.00 PER MAY 1 HORSE/DAY | $5.00 HORSE/RIDER PARK FEE $5.00 PER CLASS FEE (NON MAY 1 HORSES)

COHOCTAH HORSE PARK, 6258 PRESTON ROAD, COHOCTAH, MI 48816 | SHOW SECRETARY: CARRIE KOC (517) 410-1900 8:30AM SHOW – RAIN OR SHINE | GATES OPEN: 7 AM, SHOW OFFICE OPENS AT 7:30 AM | 8 PLACINGS PER CLASS 8:30 AM START FITTING AND SHOWING 1. 15 - 19 * 2. 12 - 14* 3. 9 - 11 4. 9 – 19 Pony* 5. 5 – 8 Cloverbud **/*** 6. 20 & Over 10 MINUTE TACK CHANGE ENGLISH PLEASURE 7. 15 – 19 any seat* 8. 12 – 14 any seat* 9. 9 – 11 any seat 10. 9 – 19 Pony any seat * 11. 9 – 19 Novice Canter, any seat 12. 20 & over any seat 13. 12 – 19 Walk/Trot, any seat 14. 9 – 11 Walk/Trot, any seat ENGLISH EQUITATION 15. 15 – 19 any seat* 16. 12 – 14 any seat* 17. 9 - 11 any seat 18. 9 – 19 Pony, any seat* 19. 9 – 19 Novice Canter, any seat 20. 20 & Over any seat (Judge comments) 21. 12 – 19 Walk/Trot any seat 22. 9 – 11 Walk/Trot any seat 23. 7 – 8 Walk/Trot Cloverbud*** 24. 5 – 6 Walk Leadline Cloverbud** 25. FUN CLASS (TO BE DETERMINED AT SHOW) **lunch/tack change/arena drag & water – 30 minute break** Lunch order taken at check in. JUMPING 26. 9 – 19 Warm Up Eq Over Fences "X" for beginners 2' for everyone else – OPEN to all Jumpers 27. 9 -19 Beginner Eq Over Fences Cross Rail Division - fences 18" – 6 Jumps* 28. 9 - 19 Novice Eq Over Fences - 2'-2'3" No Oxers – No Ins & Outs 6-8 jumps – lowered 3" for ponies if requested 29. 9 – 19 Advanced Over Fences 2' 6- 2' 9 Oxers/In's & Out's – 6-10 Jumps – Lowered 3" for Ponies if requested*

30. 9 - 19 Advanced Open Over Fence must have competed in class 28 & 29 to register for this class. 31. 20 & Over Advanced Over Fences THERAPEUTIC RIDING TR1 OPEN, Any Seat, Rail TR2 OPEN, Any Seat, Pattern WESTERN PLEASURE 32. 15 – 19* 33. 12 – 14* 34. 9 – 11 35. 9 – 19 Pony* 36. 9 – 19 Novice Canter 37. 20 & Over 38. 12 – 19 Walk/Trot 39. 9 – 11 Walk/Trot WESTERN EQUITATION 40. 15 – 19* 41. 12 – 14* 42. 9 – 14 43. 9 – 19 Pony* 44. 9 – 19 Novice Canter 45. 20 & Over 46. 12 – 19 Walk/Trot 47. 9 – 11 Walk/Trot 48. 7 & 8 Walk/Trot Cloverbud*** 49. 5 & 6 Walk Leadline, Cloverbud ** PATTERN & TRAIL 50. 9 – 19 English/Western Riding 51. 9 – 19 Reining Pattern #2 52. 9 – 19 Trail (11 am–2 pm west grass arena) 53. 9 – 19 Trail Walk/Trot (11 am – 2 pm - west grass arena) 54. 9 – 19 Bareback Canter Only – any seat 55. 20 & Over Trail DRESSAGE 56. 9-19 Dressage USEF Training Level – Any Seat 10 MINUTE BREAK TO SET UP FOR GYMKHANA GYMKHANA 57. 15 – 19 Cloverleaf* 58. 12 – 14 Cloverleaf* 59. 9 – 11 Cloverleaf 60. 9 – 19 Pony Cloverleaf

• Proof of negative Coggins within 12 months of show date. • 4-H Horse & Pony Show Rules & Regulations 4-H Bulletin 1145 will be used for all classes along with Livingston County 4-H Horse & Pony Program Rules. • Rider’s age WILL BE COMPUTED AS OF January 1 of the current program year. • No stallions can be shown, except those foaled during the current calendar year. • The judges and/or show committee’s decision is final in all classes. • Walk/trot riders must ride in a performance class to participate in Gymkhana. • Ponies 52"-56" may show in Pony or Horse classes, but not both. • **Riders age 5 & 6 must be led by a parent/guardian. Classes are walk only. • ***Riders age 7 & 8 must have an adult in the ring at all times & classes are walk/ trot only. Leadline is optional.

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9 – 19 Novice Canter Cloverleaf 20 & Over Cloverleaf 12 – 19 Walk/Trot Cloverleaf 9 – 11 Walk/Trot Cloverleaf 15 – 19 Indiana Flag Race* 12 – 14 Indiana Flag Race* 9 – 11 Indiana Flag Race 9 – 19 Pony Indiana Flag Race 9 – 19 Novice Canter Indiana Flag Race 20 & Over Indiana Flag Race 12 – 19 Walk/Trot Indiana Flag Race 9 – 11 Walk/Trot Indiana Flag Race 15 – 19 Pole Bending* 12 – 14 Pole Bending* 9 – 11 Pole Bending 9 – 19 Pony Pole Bending 9 – 19 Novice Canter Pole Bending 20 & Over Pole Bending 12 – 19 Walk/Trot Pole Bending 9 – 11 Walk/Trot Pole Bending 15 – 19 Speed and Action* 12 – 14 Speed and Action* 9 – 11 Speed and Action 9 – 19 Pony Speed and Action 9 – 19 Novice Canter Speed and Action 20 & Over Speed and Action 12 – 19 Walk/Trot Speed and Action 9 – 11 Walk/Trot Speed and Action 15 – 19 Key Hole* 12 – 14 Key Hole* 9 – 11 Key Hole 9 – 19 Pony Key Hole 9 – 19 Novice Canter Key Hole 20 & Over Key Hole 12 – 19 Walk/Trot Key Hole 9 – 11 Walk/Trot Key Hole

HIGH POINTS IN - English: 15-19, 12-14, 9-11. English Pony/English Novice, English W/T: 12-19, 9-11. Western: 15-19, 12-14, 9-11. Western Pony/Western Novice. Western W/T: 12-19, 9-11. Gymkhana: 15-19, 12-14, 9-11. Gymkhana Pony/Gymkhana Novice. Gymkhana W/T: 12-19, 9-11. You must sign up for High Point prior to collecting any points.

• SEI approved helmets (no bike or similar helmets) with a chin straps are required in Gymkhana, Hunt Seat, Jumping, and for all participants 8 & under. • Breast collars are encouraged for Gymkhana classes. • Entry deadline two classes prior to entering ring. • NO REFUNDS ON ANY CLASS, CASH OR OPEN CHECK. • *Livingston County State 4-H Show Delegate Point Classes, Equitation classes will include Pattern Work. • The Cohoctah Park, individually or collectively, Livingston County 4-H Horse Committee, its members, families & volunteers will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury resulting from you or your horse. • NO DOGS ALLOWED ON GROUNDS DURING SHOWS. Service dogs welcome.

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HURON VALLEY EQUESTRIAN FIELD

The Fuzzy Show

MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL 2380 MILFORD ROAD HIGHLAND, MICHIGAN

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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FOOD CONCESSION ON SHOW GROUNDS

19 & Over 15 - 18 14 & Under Gymkhana 19 & Over Gymkhana 15 - 18 Gymkhana 14 & Under

Attire: SHOW CLOTHES Optional

$5.00 Per Class $10.00 Per Class Sweepstakes $3.00 Registration Free Parking

RAIN OR SHINE 8:00 A.M. SHARP

8:00 a.m. SHARP Trail - 12:00 ‘til 3:00 Speed 3:00 ‘til finish

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED No Dogs Allowed On School Property!

Sponsored by HURON VALLEY EQUESTRIAN COMMITTEE

HALTER MARES HALTER GELDING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING LEAD LINE SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE SADDLE SEAT BAREBACK WALK TROT ENGLISH EQ WALK TROT ENGLISH EQ HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT BAREBACK EQ CROSS POLES JUMPING EQUITATION OVER FENCES HUNTER OVER FENCES DERBY JUMPING WALK TROT WEST HORSE WALK TROT WEST HORSE WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP

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OPEN OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 8 & Under OPEN OPEN OPEN 12 & Under 13-18 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN 12 & Under 13-18 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN

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WESTERN PLEASURE WESTERN PLEASURE WESTERN PLEASURE WESTERN BAREBACK TOILET PAPER RACE TRAIL TRAIL TRAIL TRAIL WALK TROT CLOVERLEAF CLOVERLEAF CLOVERLEAF CLOVERLEAF INDIANA FLAG RACE INDIANA FLAG RACE INDIANA FLAG RACE INDIANA FLAG RACE KEY HOLE KEY HOLE KEY HOLE KEY HOLE POLE BENDING POLE BENDING POLE BENDING POLE BENDING SPEED & ACTION SPEED & ACTION SPEED & ACTION SPEED & ACTION

19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN

* Limits riding class eligibility – $ SWEEPSTAKES CLASS PROOF OF NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 1) 4-H & MIHA Rules Apply. NO Stallions. Judges decision is final. 2) All classes need 6 entries or more, we reserve the right to cancel or combine classes. NO Refunds. 3) Entries close when the preceding class enters the ring. 4) Management is not responsible for loss, damage, or injury to horse, persons or property incurred in connection with this show.

5) Rider's age as of January 1st of the current year. 6) Rider must show in age appropriate classes. 7) SEI/ASTM safety helmets must be worn in all huntseat, speed events, jumping classes by participants 18 & under. 8) Jumps set at 2'6" for ponies, 2'9" or under for horses. 9) MIHA rules supersede 4-H rules.

Under the Michigan Equine Liability Act, show management, the Huron Valley Equestrian Committee or Huron Valley School District are not liable for injury to or the death of a participant, and/or equine, in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the activity.

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HURON VALLEY EQUESTRIAN FIELD MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL 2380 MILFORD ROAD HIGHLAND, MICHIGAN

The EVE of “Father’s Day”

44TH ANNUAL HORSE SHOW

SATURDAY JUNE 18TH, 2016

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8:00 a.m. SHARP Trail - 12:00 til 3:00 Speed 3:00 til finish

We reserve the right to cancel due to weather

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Sponsored by HURON VALLEY EQUESTRIAN COMMITTEE

HALTER MARES HALTER GELDING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING FITTING & SHOWING LEAD LINE SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE SADDLE SEAT BAREBACK WALK TROT ENGLISH EQ WALK TROT ENGLISH EQ HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT EQUITATION HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT PLEASURE HUNT SEAT BAREBACK EQ CROSS POLES JUMPING EQUITATION OVER FENCES HUNTER OVER FENCES FATHER’S DAY CLASS Father or male substitute ONLY WALK TROT WEST HORSE WALK TROT WEST HORSE WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP WESTERN PLEASURE

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15-18 14 & Under OPEN OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN 19 & Over 15-18 14 & Under OPEN

* Not eligible for other riding classes – $ SWEEPSTAKES CLASS PROOF OF NEGATIVE COGGINS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION 1) 4-H & MIHA Rules Apply. NO Stallions. Judges decision is final. 2) All classes need 6 entries or more, we reserve the right to cancel or combine classes. NO Refunds. 3) We reserve the right to cancel due to weather 4) Entries close when the preceding class enters the ring. 5) Management is not responsible for loss, damage, or injury to horse, persons or property incurred in connection with this show.

6) Rider's age as of January 1st of the current year. 7) Rider must show in age appropriate classes. 8) SEI/ASTM safety helmet must be worn in the following classes by participants 18 & under; # 8-26 & 35-64. 9) Jumps set at 2'6" or under for ponies, 2'9" or under for horses. 10) MIHA rules supersede 4-H rules.

Under the Michigan Equine Liability Act, show management, the Huron Valley Equestrian Committee or Huron Valley School District are not liable for injury to or the death of a participant, and/or equine, in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the activity.

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Sat., August 20, 2016

Horse Show & Silent Auction

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

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

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

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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs and the National Issues Forum will be on Tuesday morning, June 13. This year the annual Congressional Ride-In will begin on Tuesday afternoon and extend through Wednesday, June 15. “We have shortened the National Issues Forum this year to allow more time for attendees to visit AHC’s 2016 National Issues Forum their elected officials,” noted AHC Viceto Focus on “Putting More HorsePresident of Government Affairs Ben power in Congress” Pendergrass. “AHC committee members and other attendees are encouraged to visit The American Horse Council has announced with their elected officials beginning on that its theme for this year’s National Issues Tuesday afternoon.” AHC staff is ready to Forum, sponsored by Luitpold Animal help anyone in making appointments for Health, is “Putting More Horsepower in Congressional visits and will provide Congress.” The forum will feature several materials for those making Hill visits. Congressional speakers. In addition, a “Appointments should be made as soon as primary focus of AHC committee meetings possible. The sooner, the better. There are this year will be on how the horse commmany important issues facing the horse unity can better deal with legislation community in this Congress,” said Penderaffecting the industry. grass. “It’s not too soon to begin scheduling While gridlock has been the common meetings right now.” denominator of the last five Congresses, The Ride-In allows members of the horse there is an expectation in Washington that community to meet with their elected the elections might change that and return representatives and federal officials to Congress to the days when give-and-take discuss important issues affecting them. All allowed legislation to be passed. “With members of the horse community are control of the White House, the Senate, and encouraged to participate, even if they don’t the House of Representatives up-for-grabs attend the AHC convention. in this year’s elections, there could be changes that might break the Congressional The Ride-In is important because it puts a logjam,” noted AHC president Jay Hickey. face on the $102 billion horse industry and “Now is the time to get ready for such the millions of Americans who are part of it. opportunities and how better to learn about Congress deals with various issues that this than from leaders of Congress. While impact the horse industry, including taxes, federal bills are always discussed at AHC gaming, immigration, welfare issues, committee meetings, we want our access to trails and public lands, diseases, committees to consider how each member and interstate and international movement organization can be more involved in the of horses. This is an opportunity for the grassroots process,” said Hickey. horse community to come to Washington in force and meet with their Senators, In addition to Congressional speakers, the Representatives, and staffs. “The Ride-In National Issues Forum will hear reports from literally illustrates the goal of the AHC, and representatives of The Jockey Club and the the theme of this year’s meeting, to ‘Put United States Equestrian Federation on their More Horsepower in Congress’,” concluded plans to require the microchipping of horses Hickey. in the future. “Other breeds and disciplines may be wondering how this might affect The AHC convention will also include the them. They may be considering microchips AHC’s Congressional Reception, the themselves. The forum will provide them meeting of the Unwanted Horse Coalition, ample opportunity to get answers to what is and other meetings. As always, the AHC underway and how it might affect them annual meeting brings together the horse going forward,” said Hickey. industry’s leaders, stakeholders, service providers, and individuals to discuss The 2016 AHC annual meeting will be held common issues of importance. June 12 to 15 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. AHC committee More information about the AHC annual meetings will be held on Monday, June 12, meeting, including registration and hotel ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016 (28)

information, can be found on the AHC’s website, http://horsecouncil.org/ events.php or by contacting the AHC. About the American Horse Council As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

Quarter Horse Racing Returns To The 50th All American Quarter Horse Congress! The All American Quarter Horse Congress in collaboration with Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Association, announces the return of The Congress Futurity Stakes Race $15,000 Added $$ - Two Year Olds of 2014 – 350 Yds. Trials will run in September, two weeks prior to the finals, with $1,000 added. The Futurity finals are slated for October 69th, to be announced and held at Belterra Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, The Congress Maturity Bank Of America Challenge Stake Race will run the same day as the Futurity Race. $15,000 Added $$ and includes $7,500 from AQHA Racing Challenge. Quarter Horse Racing has been part of the All American Quarter Horse Congress since its original debut in 1967. With the closing of Beulah Park in 2013, the Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Association has made a collaborative effort with OQHA to bring back Quarter Horse racing to the AAQHC. The All WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs American Quarter Horse Congress is the only Quarter Horse show in the world that offers such a diverse schedule of disciplines as to include quarter horse racing. Information on nominating and payments are available by downloading the All American Quarter Horse Congress Racing Entry form. For additional information, contact: Tamie Grandstaff, (419) 560-4215, email: horses@sgstables.com

Ohio Horseman’s Council State Trail Rides Announced for 2016 Great riding, great camping, and wonderful fellowship! If you would like to join the OHC membership this year trail riding and camping with your horse, make sure you attend one of the following state trail rides. June 10-12, Caesar Creek State Park, Hosted by Greene County, contact Herb Rider 937.372.9829 August 1-5, Barkcamp State Park Trail Work Days, Hosted by State OHC, contact Dan Wagner 740.984.4145, email: wagnerhorse farm@aol.com August 5-7, Gibby Memorial Ride, Barkcamp State Park, Hosted by State OHC, Reservations: Charlene Santee 740.323.1433, email: santeesprings @windstream.net August 19-21, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hosted by Medina County, Contact Molly Eastwood 330.666.1095, email: mollyeastwood@aol.com September 16-18, Chili Cook Off, Mohican State Park, Hosted by Ashland County, Contact Mike Gerard 330.262.4537, email: mgerard12@gmail.com September 23-25, East Fork State Park, Hosted by Clermon County, Contact Don Tindle 513.617.5002, email: dw_tindle @yahoo.com October 7-9, Hueston Woods State Park, Hosted by Preble County, Contact Tim Bicknell 513.532.2375, email: thbicknell @gmail.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

If you wish more information on the OHC State Trail Rides, contact the State Rides Chairman, Jack Weese, 440.234.9668, email: staterides@ohconline.com

Horse Stays First Priority at Road to the Horse 2016 Dowers winner - “It’s an honor. I am so proud of my horsemanship, to win an event like the NRCHA Futurity, then to win Road to the Horse and tie the two together, that’s just huge” stated the emotional Dowers right after his win. When asked what helped him take the title, the answer was easy for Dowers, “Being myself and staying true to what I do.” Equaled in class and charisma, the 6666 ranch colt Seven Attraction carried Dowers to his first World Championship of Colt Starting title. Winters won Round One displaying outstanding horsemanship and incurred no penalties. Although it was not a popular choice, Anderson did incur a score and time penalty after a Violation of a Rest Period for his colt. This resulted in both a penalty to Anderson’s score in Round Two and a reduced working time in Round Three. Road to the Horse has always placed, and always will place the horse as first priority. Dowers’ captivating personality and inspiring training philosophies captured the hearts of every horse lover in the stadium. Seven Attraction seemed to collect as many fans along the road as Dowers. This outstanding, intelligent and athletic sorrel colt had something special, the same something special fans saw in Dowers. If fans didn’t know who Nick Dowers was before, they certainly know now. Not only did Dowers walk away with the World Championship, he was also awarded the Jack Brainard Horsemanship Award. Awarded and presented by Jack Brainard, this award goes to the horseman or horsewoman that excels in their power of observation to correctly analyze the best approach and then apply that method as smoothly as possible for the horse’s best interest. (29)

Brand new in 2016, fans of Road to the Horse also enjoyed a LIVE broadcast by www.bonkotv.com as well as a LIVE play by play radio coverage by www.HorseRadio Network.com. Replays are available on both platforms. In true Road to the Horse style, Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland surprised the crowd by announcing two competitors for Road to the Horse 2017. Both Sarah Dawson and Barbara Cox were named as competitors in a very special ladies only version of Road to the Horse which is scheduled for March 23-26, 2017. Sarah Dawson, daughter of Road to the Horse 2009 World Champion Richard Winters will return in 2017. Dawson is a past competitor to Road to the Horse, having competed in 2013. A seasoned clinician and competitor, fans are excited to welcome Sarah back to the round pen. Barbara Cox, wife of four time undefeated Road to the Horse World Champion Chris Cox, will enter the Road to the Horse round pen for the very first time in 2017. For more information, please visit www. roadtothehorse.com

Adequan® Expands USDF Sponsorship The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce that Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. manufacturer of Adequan® i.m. (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), the official joint therapy sponsor of USDF, has expanded its sponsorship to include the Adequan®/ USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. This complements their ongoing sponsorship of the Adequan®/USDF Year-End Awards, the Adequan ® /USDF Annual Convention, and the US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan®. USDF Executive Director Stephan Hienzsch adds, “We are thrilled to be able to expand our long standing partnership with Adequan® i.m. to include the very popular USDF FEI-Level Trainers Conference. The commitment of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, in WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs support of USDF and the dressage community, has made a very positive impact on the sport.” Please see Important Safety Information for Adequan® i.m. below and for more information about Adequan ® i.m., visit www.adequan.com. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to support this conference,” stated Allyn Mann, Director at Luitpold Animal Health. “The quality of instructors, riders, and horses offers a valuable program for the dressage community.” Adequan® i.m.: For the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Adequan® i.m. brand Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan in horses. Studies have not been conducted to establish safety in breeding horses. WARNING: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Adequan® is a registered trademark of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Hassler and Arts to Present the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) is pleased to announce the return of Scott Hassler and Willy Arts for the 2016 USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum. This year’s event will, again, feature a live forum approach and provide a correct, fundamental system for starting sport horse prospects. The program is intended for trainers, owners, and breeders nationwide, with the goal of developing a consistent training foundation for all sport horse prospects as they progress from in-hand to under-saddle, and eventual competition. This year’s forum will be held October 22-23 at Pineland Farm in New Gloucester, ME. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

Trainers and horses will be identified to participate through a selection process, and will work with the instructors throughout the forum. The forum environment will also engage auditors, consisting of breeders, trainers, and owners throughout the sessions, in an interactive setting. Participants and auditors will also learn the necessary tools to be able to select and evaluate sport horse prospects before purchase, as well as the key elements needed in a trainer. “This program, launched in 2013, is designed to provide a consistent educational program for starting young dressage prospects. We greatly appreciate Pineland Farm for offering to host this year's forum, and we look forward to another great weekend with Scott Hassler and Willy Arts,” stated Kristi Wysocki, Chair of the USDF Sport Horse Committee. For more information about the USDF Sport Horse Prospect Development Forum contact the USDF office at shprospect@usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277. Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@ usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.

nized,” said Dr. John Baker, dean of the College. “The Zoetis scholarship is not only a prestigious recognition of academic achievement, it provides financial support to students pursuing careers in veterinary medicine.” This year, nearly 1,500 applicants from universities throughout the United States and the Caribbean were evaluated based on criteria including academic excellence, financial need, diversity, leadership, and career path. The scholarships were awarded at the 2016 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Conference. In total, more than $700,000 was awarded. Congratulations to the 15 scholarship recipients from Michigan State University: • Lindsey Blodgett • Leah Girard • Lauren Kustasz • Andrea Musarra • Jennifer Travers • Angela Carlson • Sierra Imanse • Kaitlin Maier • Sabrina Rupani • K. C. VanFleet • Michelle Clancy • Matthew Kuhn • Kathleen Mulka • Alex Strauch • Elizabeth Woodworth

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Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program Congratulations to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine students selected as recipients of the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. The scholarship is a partnership between Zoetis and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. It operates as a platform to support leadership and diversity among future veterinarians, while also helping to offset the significant costs associated with a veterinary education. “This is a significant honor for veterinary students, and we are proud of our students whose achievements have been recog(30)

Writing Contest Announced Saddle Up! Magazine is proud to announce its inaugural Summer Writing Contest for children and teens ages 16 and under. Children in three different age groups are welcome to submit their story titled “Why I Love Horses” by the July 31st deadline. Prizes will be in the form of gift cards. Age groups are: 13-16, 9-12, and 6-8. There is a minimum word limit for each group. More information and entry form can be found in this edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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There is less momentum at the walk to help your horse stay straight. If he is having trouble staying straight at the walk, practice transitions between the walk and the trot. Walk straight and at a steady pace—without slowing or speeding up. Next, practice varying your speed at the walk. After practicing walking in a straight line, walk in circles at a steady pace. Remember, that when you circle your horse, he should have a slight bend or curve to his body and not have just his head turned to the inside. Always be aware of your position in the saddle. Your spine should be centered over your horse and an observer should be able to draw a straight line from your ear to your shoulder to the middle of your hip, to the back of your heel, and down to the ground. Your eyes should always be looking ahead to where you want to go and not down at your horse. Remember, if you have trouble controlling your horse's speed at any gait, bring him into a turn because bending will automatically slow him down. At a walk, initiate the turn by using an upward motion with your outside rein only. This will shorten the horse's stride at the walk. Think of your outside rein as your “brake.” This material is taken from a series of articles I did for Trail Rider Magazine with writer Cynthia McFarland. Many trail-training lessons can be found in my book, Training Outside the Box. Find this, and other helpful training materials, at www.lynnpalm.com or call 800-503-2824.

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Improving the Walk by Lynn Palm It probably comes as no surprise that a good walk is important in a trail horse. However, a horse with a comfortable, groundcovering walk is one that will be appreciated by real working cowboys, dressage riders, endurance and competitive trail riders, as well as weekend trail riders. That is because the walk is one of the hardest gaits to improve in a horse, and yet it is the gait most commonly used by most riders outside of speed events. Although it is difficult to improve the quality of a horse's walk, there are some exercises you can practice to teach your horse to walk at a comfortable, controlled speed in a straight line. When your horse is in a controlled walk, it is much easier for him to stay balanced when he is going up and down hills. If a horse is balanced and moving in a straight line, he can better transfer his weight to his hind end when going downhill as well as negotiate rough terrain much more easily. Practice the following exercise in your regular tack in an enclosed area at first before you take it out on the trail. Make sure you are sitting balanced in the center of your horse's back and that your cues are clear so that your horse understands them. The Basic Walk Many riders create problems unintentionally when they either kick or grip the horse's side to get him to walk forward, but these two actions actually make the horse resist. Try pounding your ribs with your fist to get an idea of what your horse feels if you do this. Remember that a horse is sensitive enough to feel a fly land on his skin so he does not need much of a leg aid when you ask him to move forward. Use your calves, and not your heels, in as light a touch as necessary to ask your horse to walk forward. If your horse does not step forward immediately into a walk, slide your calves slightly backward and ask again. If that doesn't work, use a “clucking” sound with your leg aid or touch his side with your crop or the end of our reins just behind your leg or on his rump to give him even more encouragement to move away from the touch. As your horse walks, practice staying balanced and let your hips move back and forth naturally as they follow his motion at the walk. This will synchronize you with the horse, and both you and he will be more comfortable. It also will encourage him to relax his back and use his hind legs more. You keep the horse moving straight and maintaining speed by using light support with your legs and reins. You can tell if your horse is comfortable and relaxed in the walk if his ears are forward and he is moving along without resistance. If your horse is relaxed, clearly understands what you are asking of him, and trusts you, then he will be easier to work with and enjoy the ride too. If you are unbalanced or heavy-handed, however, your horse will be frustrated and anxious for the ride to be over with and may challenge you in some way. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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STAGING - 9AM • REGISTRATION - 10AM • HIGH NOON RIDE - 12 PM (RAIN OR SHINE)

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May 22: Gayle Ledwidge | June 12: Amy Franks | July 17: Marc DeLisle August 22-23: Laura Parsons, Ultimate Trail Course September 11: Rebecca Dow, Hoof Beats for Hope - Fundraiser Show for Lakeshore Area Cancer Community Foundation

SHOW SECRETARY: Brooks Johnson 231-233-2729 STALL RESERVATIONS: Shelley Jabrocki 231-233-1927

Mason County Fairgrounds, 1 mile west of the end of US-31 Expressway on US-10, Ludington, MI Proof of Neg. Coggins Required for All Horses on Grounds | Shows start promptly at 8:00 a.m. Rain or Shine | Show Office Opens at 6:45 AM For complete show information, forms and fees please visit us online at: www.masoncountysaddleclub.com 1. Hunter/Sport Horse in Hand (In & Out) 2. Obstacle Showmanship (In & Out) 3. Lead Line/Walk Only Showmanship 10 & Under (In & Out) 4. Showmanship Beginner Rider W-T 5. Showmanship Sweepstakes 6. Showmanship 13 & under (In & Out) 7. Showmanship 14-18 (In & Out) 8. Showmanship 19-29 (In & Out) 9. Showmanship 30 & over (In & Out) 10. Hands Free Showmanship 11. Halter Mares 12. Halter Geldings & Stallions 13. *Weanlings/Yearlings Grand & Reserve at Halter 14. Three & under Lunge Line (5 min warm-up) 15. Color Class (Judged 100% color) 16. Lead Line 17. Schooling Class 18. English Walk Only ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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Horse Association & Club News Lakes Distance Riding Association holds its first competitive trail ride of the season at Brighton. As we have mentioned before, this event is not sponsored but supported by BTRA, and is one of several held by outside organizations that we have welcomed over the years. The big BTRA events start in May and our first one will be held in conjunction with our Annual Meeting. We will be electing or reelecting Board members, discussing in detail what we'll be doing this year, and enjoying a cookout. We'll give a report on this event in next month’s column. In the meantime, come out to Brighton and ride our trails. Be sure to visit our new and improved website: www.brightontrail riders.net and visit us on Facebook: www. facebook.com/groups/brightontrailriders/ Mark Delaney, BTRA President

the Auction Event on Saturday evening. This is a wonderful, silly time with DarylAnn as our auctioneer raising $ for support for our trails. It's always so nice to camp at the Whitford Lake Event Area in the beautiful grassy area. Our DNR keeps this mowed for us and it’s so lovely to camp in this area. Work days on April 15 and 16 have put up a manure pit at the trail staging lot. Concrete is going poured on Sat. if all goes as planned. Please make sure you use this instead of leaving your poop in the parking lot! Roger and Waylon, in addition to the manure pit also have installed a grill at the pavilion (the club purchased this) for all to use. They also put hitching rails up at the bathrooms at the trail head and Whitford Lake. Your club dues and camping participation are always working at the Park. Come join us!! Check our website for calendar of events for 2016. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, Secretary

FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOC. Hello Trail Riders! As this news is being written, today will be 70 degrees. Riding season is finally underway. Our first big event is this month and all are welcome to attend. It's our Annual Spring Equestrian Camp Out on May 12-15th. This 4 day event is a great deal at $45 for members or $60 for non-members for the entire event. Come all 4 days or whatever you can. We will have enough campsites for all that wish to attend. Pancake breakfast on Saturday morning and a potluck supper that evening are always a favorite! As usual, we will have manure removal, water for horses, outhouse on site, picket poles, pens and corrals are allowed. The cart trail will be open for any drivers who want to bring their carts or buggies. Campfires for the group at night will get everyone together for old and new friends to relax. Our trail includes a variety of terrain, prairie sections, lake scenery, 6 creek crossings, and lots of wooded trails. All are groomed and safe to ride with great trail signage that we have done so much work on over the last seasons. Go to the website www.fchfa.org for more information or call Toni Hess at 269-781-9688 to reserve a campsite. Reservations suggested, but not necessary. Our other fundraising event will be the Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out on September 15-18, 2016. All will be the same as the Spring Camp Out with the addition of ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016 (34)

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOCIATION Where do I start if I want to try a Distance Ride? A great place to start is by reading our New Rider Information page on our website. You will find a map of willing mentors all over the state there also. These individuals are experienced in the different divisions of Distance Riding and have volunteered to take the time to help you get started. There are several Novice Clinics offered throughout the year to get you started as well. Or if you prefer, you can start out by attending a ride as a volunteer or a rider. What is the difference in Endurance, Limited Distance, Competitive Trail and Novice in UMECRA? More details can be found in the New Riders Handbook, but in short here are the definitions of these divisions: Novice: A great place to start! Novice rides are 15 miles or less and follow the guidelines of the Competitive Trail Ride. Although there may be some experienced riders doing the Novice for one reason or another, in order to qualify for points and awards you must have not completed more than one ride of 25 miles or longer. Riders that do not qualify for points or awards will get mileage only. UMECRA Competitive Rides (Crs): UMECRA's CR's are rides of 25 miles or more and are completed at a 5-7 mph pace. These

BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION When last month's column was being written, the question was asked, “Has spring arrived?” Just recently, the answer was an emphatic and unfortunate “No!” We were experiencing some of the worst April weather in years and were being pelted with cold rain, sleet and snow. Now, a few days later, we're enjoying warm temperatures and sunny skies. Yes! Spring has arrived. BTRA had its first work bee of the season scheduled for April 9th, but guess what? We had to cancel it because of the weather. It was held one week later and we had a good turnout of volunteers who got right to work on the trails. They are now in great shape and ready for the season. Our Trail Maintenance Committee, resurrected and now chaired by Peter Andrews, is going forward at a furious gallop. We are full of new ideas, planning a host of trail improvements, and are working in full partnership with the DNR staff at Brighton. Riders will see re-routed trails, rehabilitation of portions of the trails that have become eroded or washed out, and more and better signage. For example, the major loops in our trail system will now all be named and identified on signs at entry points. This will make it easier for riders to navigate the system and if emergency assistance is needed on a trail, loopdesignation signage will expedite this procedure. BTRA sent two delegates to the 2016 Friends of Michigan State Parks Summit on April 1st and 2nd. This event has been held for several years and is hosted by the Parks and Recreation Division of the Department of Natural Resources. The venue for the event is the Ralph A. MacMullan (RAM) Center at Higgins Lake and it is a beautiful facility. BTRA recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DNR and we are officially designated as a Friend's Group. That opened the door for us to attend the Summit and we were grateful for the opportunity. The program featured many speakers who presented information that will be of significant benefit to our organization and groups of stakeholders all around the State of Michigan. The DNR is to be commended for putting on this event. By the time this column is read, the first big event at the Brighton Recreation Center will have taken place. Every April, the Great

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Horse Association & Club News GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING, cont. rides are not a race; all competitors have the same set time to finish. You will have the option to ride in a group of approximately 4-6 riders. Horses are scored by veterinarians on such factors as pulse, respiration, soundness, fatigue and attitude. Horsemanship is not judged. The winner of the competition is determined by the horse that has the most points at the end of the final vet check. Limited Distance: This division covers distances 35 miles or less. Often referred to as LD, this distance has no minimum time but it does have a maximum time. For example, the maximum time to complete a 25 mile ride is 6 hours. Other distance maximum times are listed on a chart in the UMECRA rulebook. There will be at least one vet check usually near the ½ way point. At the final vet check, the placing of the riders and horses is determined in the order the horses meet the pulse criteria that was set forth by the vet at the pre-ride meeting. Endurance: This division covers distances of at least 50 miles. There will be several vet checks along the way. There is also no minimum time for these rides, but there is a maximum time. For example, the maximum time to complete a 50 mile ride is 12 hours. Other distance maximum times are listed on a chart in the UMECRA rulebook. The finish order is determined in the order that the horses cross the marked finish line. Come ride with us!! Our White River Spring Ride is May 7 and 8 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 Ride May 28-29 with distances of 50E, 25LD and 25C 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, visit www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way! HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION

including a poker ride with prizes, 50-50 raffle, lunch and potluck dinner on Saturday. Our previous information advertised food for a $5.00 donation per meal which is incorrect. It will be $5.00 for food for the day. Please be sure to bring a dish to pass if you plan on staying for the potluck dinner. My apologies for the error, first timer and all, I got a little carried away consolidating the day ride and camp out. If you have already paid the higher amount we will be in touch to ensure you get a refund. By the time this article is published we will be counting down the days and are very excited at the possibility of regaining an equine only campground at Highland Recreation Area. So come on out and help us be a success, have fun and make great memories. If you haven't ridden Highland in a while, you will be pleasantly surprised with our trail overhaul on the west loop. We will keep our website and Facebook up to date with the latest event information. Visit us onine at www.highlandtrailriders.com. HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Warmer temps are finally here! The Hungerford trail system has parking and camping accommodations to fit a variety of preferences. If you want to visit Hungerford for a day ride, there are (2) Day Use parking areas that are available all year around. Day Use Area #1 can be accessed from the main Hungerford entrance; and Day Use Area #2 can be accessed from 13/19 Mile Road just North of Big Rapids. Riders who prefer to camp over the weekend or a week at a time can camp at the Main Campground (No Reservation - First Come/First Serve). Or you can reserve the Group Campground and bring your family, schedule a birthday weekend, or enjoy some private time with friends. The group campground is reserved at www.recreation.gov. From this website, type in Hungerford Equestrian Group Campground to check site availability and make a reservation. Reservations are secured with a credit card.

If you are 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. If you and your friends are new to the Hungerford trail system and would feel comfortable ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016 (35) HTRA Equine Only Camp-out May 13-15th, 2016. HTRA is ramping up for a fun filled weekend at its first Equine Only camp out weekend and we want you to join us. We are already booked for camping, but you can still come out, ride and join in the festivities

having a trail guide come along on your first ride, please contact Joan Balk, email her at jbalk72@att.net a few days before your planned 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! The forest service has future plans to develop a new trail that will add a few additional miles to our trail system. Trail #25 could possibly begin tagging in late 2016 or early 2017. Trail #15 will be temporarily closed to vehicle access to address the hazardous muddy spots. Trail #24 is complete and ready for riders. Riders can access Trail #24 from the Hungerford entrance on 19 Mile and enjoy a short ride or begin from the main, group or day use area for a longer ride. Total 'Horse Trail' miles including Trail #24 are 40.36. There are two versions of the Hungerford map that members will be able to download from the website or receive via email; a new electronic map which has the trails listed by trail numbers and the beta version which can be viewed via a cell phone app. With a trail map in your saddle bag, miles of marked and maintained trails, you are destined to have a pleasant ride. The Family Trail Ride/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 approximately 1 hr/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 or send an email to: hungerfordtrailriders@gmail.com and request an application or 'like' our Facebook page by searching, 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association'. The Trail Derby Competition began April 1st. Members are asked to log their trail miles at Hungerford each month to become eligible for prizes at the end of the season. The Derby log sheet can be downloaded from the HTRA website. Grab a friend and start racking up the miles! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS, cont. HTRA has merchandise and apparel available to purchase. T-Shirts - $15, Hooded Sweatshirt or Zipper Hoodie - $35, Mugs $8, and window decals - $5.

riders.org. We would appreciate it if you would help us keep our trails clear. Don't forget to visit our website and like our Facebook page. Happy Trails, until we meet again.

Happy Trails!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Welcome to Spring! Get ready for a great time this summer. We start the season off with our Spring Fling Campout June 3-5 at the Kensington Horse Staging Area off of Martindale Road in Milford. Information on how to register will be circulated through Infoshare and the Facebook page shortly. We may have a PayPal option for registering on our website www.kensingtontrailriders.org so please check our site. Upcoming in July is the Milford Fourth of July Parade. Decorate yourself and your horse and come join us as we march down Main Street. Because of our insurance company's requirements, you must be a member to ride in the parade with us. If you are interested and would like to become a member, or renew your membership, you can do so on our website or by contacting us through our Facebook Page. July 16 is our Bits, Bridles and BBQ day ride. We hope you can join us for a really good time. We are hoping to do a one night primitive campout at this event and we will keep you posted. Now that the trails are getting clear and you are heading out to ride, I would like to remind folks to stay on the marked horse trails in Kensington. Outside of Kensington please honor the 'no riding' or 'private property' signs people have posted on their property. We ask any Kensington trail riders, (non-members) to please honor posted private property or no riding signs. If there is a trail you normally go down that is now closed off, please contact us and we will do our best to give you an alternate route. And remember, you can report a trail problem on our website at: www.kensingtontrail ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hey All! Interesting stuff going on these days - Trevor McGinn has moved on to a new post at Ionia State Park and Nikki Van Bloem has moved on to work on the Iron Bell Trail. Good luck to both of them. Welcome Kim Heckmann! She is serving as Maybury's Interim Supervisor until a permanent one can be appointed. She's been with the DNR since 1997, working at Proud Lake as a college student. After graduating in 2001, she hired on as a Park Ranger. Kim transferred to Island Lake for 9 years. In 2012, She was promoted to the Lead Worker at Brighton Recreation. Welcome Mike Cutsinger! Mike is Maybury's Lead Ranger - the man in the field! He originally worked at Maybury when he was a teenager. We have two new members - welcome Bill Gunn and Darlene Trudell! So happy to have you as our new riding buddies! Hope to see you all out there as the season is Springing – Happy Trails! MI COMPETITIVE MTD ORIENTEERING The first ride of the season was a fabulous success considering the weather was anything but pleasant. It was fun seeing everyone saddle up and ride bundled in warm layers. With a light layer of snow on the ground and temperature just above freezing the ride was sure to be a challenge. The beginning of April can be challenging in Michigan and even though it threw them a curve ball they hit a home run. A great big thank you goes to Colleen and Austin Carson and Chris Hubert for pulling this one off. DBarD did a great job of opening up the campground early for us and in return the ride managers decided to make a generous donation to the cancer benefit sponsored by DBarD. Next we head to Hadley Hills at Ortonville Recreation Area on May 14th and 15th. For more information on this ride please contact (36)

Steve Keim at fletchrider@frontier.com or call 810-793-4558. A few short weeks after that we will be heading to Silver Creek for the Fun and Games CMO put on by Vicki Horsley. Please contact Silver Creek for camping reservations. If you have questions about the ride call Vicki at 260-244.9913. These two rides are always great and hopefully mother nature will cooperate with gorgeous weather. Keep an eye on the Saddle Up! Calendar and our MICMO Facebook page for updates and information about the upcoming rides. Competitive Mounted Orienteering is a great and economical sport to join. With annual individual membership fees for Michigan only $10 and National membership only $25, you are eligible for year end awards and your points are tracked every year. Entry fees at the rides are usually $10 or $15 and you get hours of enjoyment and challenge. There is no better way to connect with your horse than camping and spending the entire weekend together searching for clues in the woods. The added benefit is being surrounded by people who share your love of horses and are always willing to lend a helping hand. Of course, the Saturday evening potluck just brings the whole event together with great food and lots of laughs. New riders are always welcome. Remember, you have to start somewhere and we are there to help if you would like to learn how to CMO. We even had new riders at the first ride of the year braving the weather and proving they were up to the challenge by completing the 5 plate course and getting all the plates. My beginning with CMO was not that successful, but we definitely had a great time. Happy Trails! Janet MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION Our mission is to educate those interested in Missouri Fox Trotter horses as well as to promote the breeding, training and enjoyment of them in Michigan. To fulfill that mission, we are offering a number of opportunities this year for people to take advantage of. Visit some of our breeders to see the new foals at the following farms. Contact Char & George Ostrom of Paladin Farm at 517-5411282 in Charlotte, MI. Call Gale Gunders of WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOC., cont. GT Gunders Ranch 989-534-71207 in Gladwin, MI. Ring up Chuck Fanslow of River Flat Ranch 989-435-9224 or visit www. riverflatranch.com also in Gladwin, MI. Visit Lola Boucher-Kuhn 231-652-3043, Newago, MI. New colts and fillies are always fun to learn about! Shopping for an MFT? Contact Bob Howell in Mt. Pleasant, MI via bob.a.howell @cmich.edu or 989-866-2104 or call Joe Burrill of Gladwin, MI at 989-205-4745. To ride one is to own one! On May 21st, Gail Hilbrand will conduct a MI Judged Trail Ride with obstacles at Silver Creek Campground, 134th Ave., Hamilton, MI. Proceeds from this clinic will be used for trail and campsite maintenance at Silver Creek County park. Tickets are $40. Lunch is included. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded at the end of the competition. Call Gail at 616558-9999 or visit www.Michigan JudgedTrail Ride.com for more information. Learn some gaited dressage July 9 with Penny Underwood of Underwood Dressage. All gaited breeds welcome! The Gaited Dressage Clinic will be held at Massman Stable, 714 Hogsback Rd., Mason, MI. Send in your $50 deposit toward your $80 ($90 for non-MFT members) fee ASAP. Penny will help you with Western, Trail-type and English Dressage. Just indicate on the registration form what you want to work on. Auditor fee is $15 ($20 non-MFT member) each. Forms are available at www.michigan foxtrotters.com or by calling Char at 517541-1282. Overnight camping is allowed, stalls are available to rent on site, motel rooms are nearby. Come ride & camp with your MFTA friends July 23-24 at Hungerford Trail Camp. The equestrian group camp (capacity 64) can be reserved now if you RSVP to Chuck Fanslow at 989-435-9224 ASAP. You will reimburse Chuck for an equal portion of the $75 fee divided among the total number of riders. Or pay the single site fee of $15 on a first-come, first-served basis for non-group camping (no guarantee of an available site). Hungerford Campground is located in the HuronManistee National Forest west of Big Rapids, MI. Go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/ recarea/hmnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=1 8752&actid=50 or call 231-745-4631 for more information. This is a very popular

place to ride. Sites fill up quickly so let Chuck know right away if you are interested in camping in the group camp. The MFTHBA/MFTA/MTRA National Trail ride date has been set for Oct. 1-9 in beautiful northern Michigan. The ride will go from Goose Creek campground to Cadillac, MI. You must become a member of MI Trail Rider Association (www.mtra.org) to participate. Enrollment in the MFTHBA Fox Trot America program will earn you a point toward yearend awards. Go to www.mfthba.com for the needed form. If you have questions about any of the above activities or about gaiting, shoeing or showing your MFT, please go to our website, www.michiganfoxtrotters.com to learn more. Friend us on Facebook. Also, all of our officers can be contacted for any help that you may need.

PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Who shops on Amazon? You can now choose Pinckney Trail Riders Association as the charitable organization your purchases will support when you shop at AmazonSmile http://smile.amazon.com/. We will receive 0.5% of your purchase price quarterly; it's a great way to give back. Just remember to always shop from smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon site to make your shopping count! PTRA 2016 Schedule of Events Work Bee, May 1 (Sunday) - 1pm, Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI. Please bring your own gloves, cutters and loppers. The Blessing of Horse and Rider and Camping Weekend (Fri - Sun). Blessing is on May 21th(Saturday) - 12pm. Blessing Rain Date, May 22nd (Sunday) – 2pm. Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI. Coffee and donuts will be available. A scavenger hunt will take place after the blessing. This will be combined with a weekend campout and potluck dinner Saturday night at Hell Creek Ranch,10866 Cedar Lake Rd., Pinckney 734878-3632. Call to make reservations, limited sites with trees for picketing. Electric Corrals ok for other sites. Check website pinckneytrailriders.com for current details. The Women’s Shop and Ride Event, June 18 (Saturday) 11am – 2pm. Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI. Bring your horse ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016 (37)

(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 & 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 smelly 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, check back for updates! The Brighton to Pinckney Ride, October 8 (Saturday) - 10am, October 9 Rain Date. Brighton Rec. Staging Area, Brighton, MI. The PTRA/BTRA Annual Christmas Party December 10 (Saturday) - 6pm, Cleary's Pub, Howell, MI. Please visit us on Facebook for up-to-date information and to RSVP for all of our events. PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello Everyone - Welcome Spring! As we move into spring, we want you to hear a bit about our riding events that we have planned. Saturday, May 21st is our Scavenger Hunt Ride. This ride will consist of riding all of our different trails looking for specific objects. There will be a potluck lunch and a bonfire following this event. Camping will be offered for the entire weekend. After that, 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. Our final event of 2016 will be the Circle Ride. This popular favorite ride is one that we cohost 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 WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS, cont. on all of our events will be on our website at www.proudlaketrailriders.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! ~ Nancy RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI RHAM had a busy and fun April packed with clinics, as we prepare for our first show – the RHAM Spring Challenge - which is May 1315 at Berrien Springs, MI. This show will be triple judged by Woody Taylor, Trevor Walton, and Chuck Schroeder. Please see our website for a full showbill. While you're on our website check out the 2016 hi-point saddle program and complete details! RHAM will award a beautiful ranch saddle to one hi-point winner in “ranch” classes in a single division (open, amateur, novice-amateur, youth, novice-youth). RHAM will also have weekend hi-point versatility buckles across divisions. Prizes for reserve versatility too! Special thanks to our clinic committee, volunteers, clinicians, and participants from our April clinics. Clinicians were: Dave DeWell, Matt Thomas and Jill Phillips. 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 www.americanranch horse.net for full registration rules. See you at the shows! SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Awww! Old Man Winter returned to ruin the Rotten Egg Hunt that the Easter Bunny had made for April 10th. It was cancelled until the next weekend-April 17th, when spring had returned. Pat Brown had collected and prepared plastic eggs for the young of heart to find at the Sleepy Hollow State Park Equestrian Staging Area. Beth Repas ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

donated emu eggs for very special prizes to find and keep. Several rotten eggs without candy were placed with several hundred loaded eggs among grass. Thanks to those volunteers and Pat for helping the Bunny have fun at the park. See the list of winners and pictures on our Facebook page. The DNR has held several Management Planning meetings for the new Master Plan for Sleepy Hollow State Park. Several user groups shared ideas, future goals, and how to achievement our goals. There is an online survey for park users to share their experiences, number of visits, and rank their views. No names are to be left. This data will be used to help plan future improvements with the Master Plan. SHTRA hopes to be able to achieve more trail mileage and future camping. 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 , have family members who want to camp without the tent experience, check out the possibility of renting one of these scenic cabins. Online reservations are made through the DNR website. More camping information – May 27-30 Memorial Weekend. Family fun events on the trail and in camp. Youth groups are encouraged to attend. Ride or drive your cart. Group campfire every evening. Glowstick poker run weather permitting. Why drive way up north? Come join us. July 1-4 will be a camping weekend with Christmas in July? And on Sunday there will be the Great Treasure Hunt from 10-2pm. 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 glowstick poker rides and root beer floats! Of course there will be a potluck and group campfire. Again, you don't have to drive up north and deal with the traffic hauling your horse. September 25th will be the annual Kris Kulhanic Memorial Judged Trail Ride by The Rangers 4-H Club. There are 5 divisions to test your horsemanship skills. This wellattended event are fun and the cash pots grow every year. There may be optional camping on September 24. TBA if we have (38)

enough requests. October 14-16 will be our Spooky Ichabod weekend. Decorated campsites, costumes and a sweet poker run will be a part of the fun. Chili cook-off on Saturday afternoon. Prizes! Go to our Facebook page to stay tuned to our activities and when TBA workbees will 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 Train the Trainers Program held in East Lansing, Michigan on April 19 and 20 was a great learning experience for all who attended the Clinic. Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, western dressage clinicians from Colorado, packed the two-day session with classroom learning and demonstration riding. Participants came away from the clinic with a much better understanding of western dressage and the many benefits the sport holds for both horse and rider. Many thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedule to attend and participate. The WDAMI Schooling Show is being held on June 4, 2016 at the Windy Ridge Ranch, 6100 Polk Ave., White Cloud, MI. Our show manager is Gail Anderson. To learn more about the show and obtain the Prize List and Entry Form, please go to our website, www.wdami.org. We are very excited about hosting our first schooling show! You can also help us by sponsoring a class! There is a Sponsorship Letter at our website as well. Jec Ballou was well received at the Michigan Horse Council Expo! We have worked with Jec for several years and have found her teaching and understanding of horses to be excellent. We are hosting a Jec Ballou clinic at the Tromble Bay Equestrian Center, LLC, Cheboygan location, 1313 M33, Cheboygan, MI on June 10, 11 and 12. The clinic is full, but you can still sign up to audit. Contact Jill Robiadek at jrrob1@ gmail.com for more information. Jec will also be holding a clinic at the Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud, MI on August 27,28 and 29. The Ranch owner, Ingrid Brey, saw Jec at the Michigan Horse Expo and was so impressed that she contracted with Jec during the Expo to come to her Ranch!! This is a great opportunity for all of us. To WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. MI, cont. learn more, please contact Ingrid directly at 313-910-0921 or email Ingrid at ibrey1@ hotmail.com. Ingrid's facility is close to Big Rapids and is a wonderful clinic setting complete with stalls to rent and camper hookups. Please support WDAMI with a dual membership to both WDAMI and the national organization, Western Dressage Association of America! Our year end award program is available to our members and it includes some pretty awesome awards! You can read about the Award Program and sign up for a dual membership at our website, www. wdami.org. Your support enables us to continue to promote Western Dressage throughout the state so we depend on you! Spring is here. Pastures and paddocks are beginning to dry out. Horses are shedding and rolling in that wonderful “manure mud.” Delights only a horse lover can appreciate!

season. Forms can be found under the “Service Page” on the WMAR website. 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'd 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

WESTERN MICHIGAN APPALOOSA REGIONAL Finally, after Mother Nature decided to have one last melt down, I think spring has finally arrived. Also arriving is our bright chestnut colt by Choc Full of Chips x Zippen Bayou. See, someone finally reported a foal arrival for me….even if it was me! Show weekends are coming up fast so remember to mark these important dates on your calendar: the WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason will be June 4 & 5, 2016, the WMAR State Show at Centreville will be July 16 & 17, 2016 and the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA will be August 6 & 7, 2016. If you'd like to try something new, 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

YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Board Meeting Minutes, April 13, 2016 This meeting was held at YS Horsemen's campground starting with a potluck meal at 6:00 pm. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:30. Trail Report: The 4, 6, and 9 mile trails were cleared in March. The next work day which is scheduled for April 23, after the shot clinic a re-route is planned for a section of the 9 mile which currently runs under the power lines, this trail will be moved just into the woods. Ron Walker will contact Tom Chaffee to bring his tractor and leaf blower to the campground on Friday, April 22 to remove the leaves from the campground. We have 20 volunteers this year for the Barry Robaix bike race. YSTRA will receive $40.00 for every volunteer for this race. April 23, 2016 Shot Clinic: Dr. Rachelle Bennecke will be holding a Shot Clinic at Yankee Springs Horsemen's Campground starting at 9:00 am. Please call Dr. Bennecke to reserve a time, 269-377-1222, so we don't all show up at the same time. Bring your dogs for their heartworm checks and shots. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. Jeanne will pick up 4 dozen doughnuts.

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Club Insurance: Insurance has been purchased for the Halloween Event and Judged Trail Ride. Bench Update: Skip Burger will purchase the lumber for 7 benches from the Delton Pole Builders. A date has not been set to start building these benches. Work Bee: There will be a work bee April 23, after the shot clinic. There will be some trail work and some posts to be set for signs in the Obstacle Course also if it's a warm day painting of the kiosk. The 'No Bike' sign also needs to be set on the 4 mile at Hastings Point Road. New Business: Susan Dykstra suggested we start thinking what obstacles we would like to have this year. If any members have an obstacle suggestion, please email them to me, I will present your suggestion to the board. Also any member who would like to be an obstacle Judge this year, please email me so I can get your name on our Judges List. Next meeting will be held at the Yankee Springs Horse Camp Pavilion, all members are invited to join the Board Meetings. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary THANK YOU ALL! The staff at Saddle Up! Magazine would like to thank all of the people that take the time from their busy schedules to submit information for our “Horse Association & Club News” section. Our magazine is welcome in so many more homes and barns, thanks to all of your hard work. Please keep the news coming in, we always look forward to reading it ourselves! If your association or club would like to submit your news, minutes, or updates, all we ask is that you limit your submission to 600 words, and keep your information pertinent to the month it will come out. Sometimes we have to remove information that is mentioning an event that has already past. We also ask that you send us your submission by the 15th of the month for the following edition of Saddle Up! Magazine. There is no charge for this section. Please email us at saddleup@voyager.net for more information or to submit your news. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


SEWING YOUR OWN RAIL SHIRT, Part 2 by Pegg Johnson By reading the instructions, identify the pattern pieces required to create your garment. The pattern pieces may be listed in numerical order on the first page, or may be listed separately on different pages of the instructions. Once you have identified the pattern pieces required for your garment (child or adult), either mark them in the instruction or write them down so that you know which pattern pieces you are looking for. Now go back to the wonderfully confusing pile of pattern pages. Open it all out so that you have a pile of flat sheets (well as flat as they will get because of having been folded). Begin to look for numbers on the pieces that correspond with what you need. Set those pages aside. Re-fold any page that does not contain a pattern piece that you need. As you fold these pages – insert them into the quart plastic bag. Once you have found all of your pattern pieces, you should be down to 4 or less pages. Now you can rough-cut around your desired pattern piece (keep about an inch of excess paper around your pattern pieces). Do not cut close to any specific size, you want the entire pattern intact – just separated from the massive pages of pieces. This may leave you with some unused pattern pieces with a lot of excess paper attached to them. Trim off and throw away any excess paper from around the pattern pieces, then fold these unused pattern pieces and put into the plastic bag also. Contrary to when many of us were taught growing up, you WILL NOT cut out your pattern size from the original pattern tissue. If the pattern is very wrinkled, iron it so that you have a nice smooth surface to work with. I have two methods for creating your personalized pattern. One or the other may make more sense to you or may be a little easier for you to follow - but they both work. Before you begin either method, lay the BACK pattern piece on your work surface. On the pattern, locate the smallest pattern size. I intend to use the 14, 16, 18 sizes. Since we are using the raw pattern, we need to remember that there is a seam allowance included in the neck marking. Slide your tape measure down a ½ inch from that neck marking. Now measure from that spot down the straight edge of the pattern to the bottom. In my example, I need the pattern to be 24 inches from the neck to the hem. Your ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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slide your tape measure down ½ inch. Now run the tape measure down the length of the sleeve pattern to the end. My person's sleeve needs to be 20 inches. Once again, the pattern piece may be just right, need to be shortened or lengthened. Just customize it to your needs. Remember to do the adjusting at the line marked “lengthen or shorten here.” One of the biggest mistakes people make is to lengthen the sleeve at the wrist. The problem arises because they continue to follow the narrowing of the sleeve as they extend the length, not realizing that they are tapering the sleeve so that it becomes too small to be worn. That just leaves the collar to be marked. Again, you will use the size that correlates to the bust size. All you have to do here is mark which size you want to follow.---------------You are ready for the next step. At this point you could cut the pattern on your lines and move on to laying out your fabric. However, if you do this, you destroy the pattern. I really prefer tracing the pattern and saving the original to use over and over. Lay one pattern piece on your work surface. Using your choice of tracing medium (tru grid, tracing fabric, Swedish tracing paper, medical paper, paper bag, newsprint, etc.), lay the tracing fabric over the marked pattern piece. Because you have used a colored marker on the original pattern, you should be able to see through the tracing fabric/paper and create your own personalized pattern by tracing your markings. Before removing the tracing fabric/paper, remember to transfer all of the sewing marks – straight grain of fabric, center, etc. Repeat this for all of your pattern pieces. Remember to mark each newly created pattern piece as to what it is – (front, back, etc), the person it is made for and perhaps even the date.If you understand and like method #1, then skip this next section. CREATING YOUR PERSONALIZED PATTERN - METHOD 2: --------For this method, we are using pure body measurements. When you are going strictly off of measurements, you must remember to add seam allowances. In the previous method, we used the predetermined sizing for the measurements. Those predetermined sizes already had the seam allowance built into them. Lay the front pattern piece on your work or cutting table (sometimes also called our dining room table). Take your bust measurement and divide it by 4. I know this sounds strange, but if you look at the pattern WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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made the adjustment. Just as described in Method #1, you now begin to trace that marking/outline onto your favored tracing medium. When you have traced all pattern pieces, cut them out on the lines. TEST YOUR SIZING__________________ Regardless of whether you used method #1 or method #2, you are now ready to test

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number will be 9. Starting from the center front (Arrow in Figure 4), measure from the center front, straight across to the armhole. Determine where you 9 inches end. Mark this point. Take the waist measurement and divide by 4. Again, start at the center front line and measure across to the side seam at the waist. Mark this point. Last – take the hip measurement and do the same thing. Divide the number by 4. Start at the center front where the widest part of the pattern is, and measure across. Mark this point (See Figure 4) These are your approximate size markings. However, since you are creating your pattern, we need a seam allowance, so we need to add ½ inch to our markings. Most times, this will put you near or on an already established pattern size. Now begin drawing a connecting line between all of the End Point marks. (See Figure 6) Remember to follow the shape of the original pattern. You have just created an individualized pattern, made to the measurements you have taken. Do the same with the back pattern piece. (See Figure 5) You will not have to do this with the sleeve, facing, or collar. For the sleeve, facing and collar, select the pattern size that corresponds to the size used for the bust/chest measurement. Divide measurement #4 by 2. This should be the approximate distance from the center back to the armhole (remember to add seam allowance). You have already checked #5 (length) and ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

your sizing. I prefer to use safety pins, but many people either baste (long running stitches designed to be easily taken out at a later time), or use regular straight pins to temporarily assemble the test pattern. Using your preferred method, attach the side front and shoulder to the side back and shoulder. Then pin the underarm and side seams. If you use regular straight pins, be sure that they run parallel to the sides of the pattern pieces. When finished pinning, you will have ½ of a garment to try on. Once the tracing fabric pattern is cut out (this is why I use fabric and not paper), you can try the test pattern onto the live person. Try the tracing fabric garment on them with the pins on the outside. This allows you to make any adjustments you may choose to do. Make sure that it snugs up to their neck and both the center front and center back are where they belong. This is your chance to determine whether the shirt will fit as you intended. Remember that the tracing fabric has no stretch to it while your Lycra shirt will have stretch. Remember also, that this style shirt is designed to be body hugging. It might fit more tightly than you desire and therefore needs to be enlarged some._______________________ Continued in the next edition of Saddle Up! Magazine

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SEWING TERM: NOTCH OR NOTCHES - On some patterns, there are little points sticking out from the pattern lines. These are called notches. Their purpose is to help you align the different pattern pieces. For example: A notch on the front side seam of the pattern piece should line up with the notch on the backside seam pattern piece. If the arm scye and sleeve have notches, those notches indicate (a) where to match up on the arm scye, and (b) a single notch goes in front and the double notch indicates the back of the sleeve. SEWING TERM: STRAIGHT GRAIN OF FABRIC - Straight grain of fabric refers to the way the fabric threads lay regardless of whether the fabric was woven, knit, or otherwise manufactured. There are threads that run up and down the fabric and threads that run crosswise of the fabric. Straight grain of fabric refers to placing your pattern on the fabric so that it “follows” the line of the thread. You can check your accuracy by measuring from the selvage edge (outside edge of the fabric) to the straight grain line on your pattern piece. Following the grain line allows the finished garment to hang naturally and correctly. Not following the grain line could cause the garment to hang askew, warp and twist. An excerpt from the book: SEWING YOUR OWN RAIL SHIRT Pegg Johnson, Brown City, MI 810-346-2305 showclothes01@hotmail.com www.showclothesunlimited.com WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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$695,000 - Brick Estate with 7 bedrooms, 6.1 baths, in-law suite, LL W/O. Morton horse barn with paddocks, pond & pool! 44 Acres with woods and trails! $649,500 Custom ranch in Metamora Hunt Country features top of the line amenities. 25 Acres bordering Flint River. Horse barn and three spacious paddocks and outdoor riding area. Professional landscaping. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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Nobility Stables, LLC 2530 Rowe Rd., Milford, MI 48380

MELINDA HYDE

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• PATH Int’l. Certified Registered Instructor • USEF “r” Morgan & Friesian Judge • MI 4-H Horse Show Judge ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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9204 Valley View Drive, Fenton, MI

• 1-day Reining Clinic, June 22 (max. 6 riders) $200 • 2-day Cow Clinic, June 23 and June 24 (max. 6 riders) $400 • 2-day Cow Clinic, June 25 and June 26 (max. 6 riders) $400 • 1-Hour Private Dry Work Lesson, Monday, June 27: $100/hr (no stall fee, no hook up fee, 30 cows each day, bring your own hay, bedding, water buckets, etc.)

Contact Tim 810.287.2415 Learn how Tim builds a horse’s confidence and trust! Our goal is to help you build a calm, willing, confident partnership with your horse. We offer private & group clinics. Both you and your horse will benefit from our program. Book your clinic today at our farm or yours!

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WindWalker Farms Tim Scarberry (810) 287-2415 www.windwalkertraining.com ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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

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

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

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Please join us for our inaugural

DRESSAGE & HUNTER/JUMPER SCHOOLING SERIES $100 CASH Prizes At Each Show!

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734.883.4500 • wynfarm.com wynfarmshowseries@gmail.com

DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SERIES Warm Up: May 22, 2016 Series Shows: June 4 & 5, July 9 & 10, August 6 & 7, September 10 & 11 • Offering tests in USDF, USEA and Western Dressage. • High Percent and Reserve High Percent awarded at each show. • Series Year End Championships for listed divisions. Must attend 6 of 8 series shows to qualify. • Test scores may be submitted for MDA and WDAA year-end awards by MDA or WDAA members. • $100 High Percentage Cash Award each series show.

$500 Total in Cash Trainer Awards for trainers earning the most points in the overall series!

HUNTER/JUMPER SCHOOLING SERIES Warm Up: May 15, 2016 Series Shows: June 11-12, July 30-31, August 27-28, September 17-18 • Divisions in both Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation, fence heights from 2’ to 3’6”. • Champion and Reserve awarded for each division at each show. • Series Year End Championships for each Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation division. Must attend 3 of 4 series shows to qualify. • $100 Wyn Farm Open Handy Hunter Derby each show; Derby will require horses to jump out of arena into open grass area featuring traditional hunt type fences. • $100 Wyn Farm Open Gambler’s Choice each show.

$1500 Total in Cash Trainer Awards for trainers earning the most points in the overall series! For additional information or questions, contact Ilaria Elli 734.883.4500 Please visit www.wynfarm.com for prize list and entry forms ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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Hicks Custom Blanket Care

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734-276-1205

South Lyon, MI

Dexter, MI

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Twin Elm Training is located on Currie Road between 6 and 7 Mile just outside of South Lyon, MI. Twin Elm is a 40 acre facility with 30 stalls, a 65x185 indoor arena, wash rack, heated/cooled observation room, numerous pastures, 90x200 outdoor arena, riding trails and a 1/2 mile track. Twin Elm has two resident trainers offering various training and lesson packages. Bobbie Jo Jaakkola: Specializes in working with Morgans, Arabians and Saddlebreds, but all breeds are welcome. Whether you ride hunt seat (on the flat), western or saddleseat, she can help you and your horse. Johanna Consolver: Specializes in Dressage. Johanna has been teaching and training Dressage for over 20 years. She relocated to Michigan in 2013 from Lexington, Kentucky, where she owned a breeding and training facility for 10 years. Joanna is now accepting new lesson and training clients.

Summer Cizzler All Breed Horse Shows June 25-26 & July 30-31 • 9am Extreme Trail & Game Day June 26 Only

West Michigan Fairgrounds, 5302 W. US-10, Ludington, MI

2016 Cizzler 1-1-1 Special - 1 Day, 1 Rider, 1 Horse $50!

Presented by the West Michigan Horse Association Show Manager: Patti Loft 231.861.6297 Stall Manager: Kale Saylor 231.464.7122

For more information please visit our website or schedule a visit!

Bobbie Jo Jaakkola (248) 697-6503

Visit our Facebook page for forms & showbills or pre-register at: www.horseshowing.com

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50 ACRES

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ONE LONE GUN

Beautiful, horse ready property features indoor riding arena with stalls on up to 50 acres. Cover All barn with full length roll up curtains; includes 8 12x20 stalls, apartment, garage, tack/storage. Great for boarding, lessons, training, and hosting events. Located where I-75 and US-127 meet, close to Roscommon, Higgins Lake, and local schools. As low as $159,999.

Dun Paint Tobiano Homozygous Stallion Stud Fee: $500 Bloodlines Include lots of winners, his grand sire is THE BIG GUN, a winning, champion stallion

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Contact Mike Walker (989) 233-7777

517.524.6441, 1.888.524.2088 toll free Concord, MI

mikewalker@roscommoninsurance.com

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Ivory Farms 9990 Cooley Lake Rd., White Lake, MI

Manager (248) 242-5366 Open 7 Days 7am-9pm

Located at the corner of Carroll Lake Rd. and Cooley Lake Rd.

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FULL SERVICE BOARD FEATURING ALL DAY TURNOUT ON 35 ACRES Conveniently located minutes from Milford, Commerce, West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills and White Lake • 110' x 60' Indoor arena with mirrors • 140' x 80' outdoor sand arena • 150 well groomed acres for trail riding • Well insulated barn, stays comfortable year round

15 minute trailer ride to multiple MetroParks!

$600 Monthly Board Includes: • Stalls cleaned 7 days • Top quality 1st & 2nd cutting hay • Custom feeding program • 8pm night check - hay/water topped off • No extra charges for fans, trailer parking, supplement feeding, farrier or vet appointments

Ask about special considerations for your senior horse!

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2016 Lakota Charger 2H Straight Load BP, 7’6” Tall, 6’9” Wide, Large Front Tack with Saddle Boss Saddle Racks. Stock# K6966TR. MSRP: $16,184 Our Price: $14,280

2016 Lakota Charger 81611S Stock Combo LQ, All Aluminum, 7’6” Tall, 8’ Wide, Extra Deep Slide Out, Mid Tack, Ramp Door, Power Awning, LED Lighting. Stock# K6828TR MSRP: $61,264

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2016 Sundowner Rancher 24FT GN All Aluminum Livestock Trailer, All LED Lights, Full Swing Rear Gate, Extruded Plank Flooring, Plexi Ready Great workhorse trailer. Stock# K6548TR MSRP: $19,969 | Our Price: $15,950

2015 Lakota Charger GN 2+1 7’6” Tall, 6’9” Wide, Heavy Duty All Aluminum Construction, 100% LED Lighting, Aluminum Plank Flooring with Rubber Matting. Stock# K6492TR MSRP: $31,380 Our Price: $26,980

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2016 Lakota Charger 2 H Straight GN All Aluminum, 7’ Wide 7’6” Tall, Saddle Boss Saddle Rack, Heavy Duty Flooring, Escape Door on Both Sides, All LED Lighting. Stock# K6670TR MSRP: $20,957 Our Price: $17,980

2016 Adam Trailers Ju-Lite 743DR 2 H Straight Load, V Nose Dresser, Drop Down Feed Windows, Saddle Racks & Bridle Hooks. 7’6” Tall, 6’6” Wide. Stock# K6677TR MSRP: $13,164 Our Price: $11,760

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2016 Lakota Charger 3 H Slant Load BP, All Aluminum, V Nose Tack & Rear Tack, 7’6” Tall, 7’ Wide, Drop Down Feed Windows, Escape Door, Stock# M7008TR. MSRP: $16,771 Our Price: $14,950

2016 Lakota Charger 8313S 3 H Slant Load LQ, 8’ Wide 7’6” Tall, All Aluminum, 13’ Short Wall, U-Dinet Slide Out, Front Stall Escape Door, Drop Down Windows, Saddle Boss Saddle Racks, All LED lighting. Stock# M7075TR MSRP: $65,293 | Our Price: $57,950

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Heated & unheated barns with large box stalls. Indoor & outdoor arenas, daily turnout & pasture. Private & quiet. $195 & up

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Margie (734) 942-0995 or (734) 776-3594 Under New Management • Romulus, MI

Newly Renovated Hunter/Jumper Equitation Barn! Located at 3265 Webberville Rd., Webberville, MI 70x220 Indoor Arena • 10x11 Stalls • Indoor Wash Rack • Observation Room with Kitchen and Bath

Top Rail Equestrian Private and Group Lessons Available for Beginners through Advanced Riders Specializing in Breaking Young Horses, Retraining Off The Track Thoroughbreds, and Preparing Horses For Competition. Horse Showing for All Levels of Riders. Horses Available for Full and Half Lease.

Top Rail Equestrian Lauren Tucker, Trainer ~ 517.303.0960

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M ACKINAC HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION WWW.M ACKINACH ORSES.ORG

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Cowboy Cookout - Great Food & Entertainment Cowboy Games Clinic Day Youth Horse Camp Horse Show Prep Clinic Annual Island Horse Show Day Youth Horse Camp

We also offer Lessons, 4-H Horse Club, Lease A Horse, Board A Horse, Clinics, Youth Day Camps, and Meeting & Facility Leasing Space

Mackinac Community Equestrian Center 3800 British Landing Road, Mackinac Island, MI

For further information, please contact: Lisa Eckhardt at fcsfriesian@msn.com

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A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the promotion, education, and future of horses and horsemen on Mackinac Island ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MAY 2016

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MOORE’S MONTHLY HORSE & TACK AUCTION 1st Saturday of each month starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow Sale items monthly online at:

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Windermere Winter Schooling Series HEATED INDOOR ARENA AND STABLE February 14th (MHJA Local Member) | March 20th | April 24th | May 15th (Outdoors) • $18 classes. Medal classes are $25 on January MHJA Local Member date. • Limited stalls available $35; shavings $8/bag; $20 trailer in fee • Champions awarded in each hunter and jumper division at each show • Divisions: 2’ Hunter, 2’3 Hunter, 2’6 Hunter, 2’9 Hunter, 3’ Hunter, Jumper, Cross Pole Hunter and Pole Pile Hunter • Series end champions for each division. Must attend 3 of the 5 shows to be eligible.

Three $500 Cash Trainer Awards! Trainer(s) accumulating the most points for the series in each division: Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation** $250 Cash Prize awarded to the Top Equitation Rider in the series!** **See contest prize list for specifications

Prize list and entry blanks available at: www.windermereequestrian.com and

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indermere Equestrian Center

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Whitmore Lake Location

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11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

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• Arena Rakes • Top Dressers • Row Mulchers • Manure Spreaders Several Millcreek Spreaders In Stock! • Stainless steel models available • Select a size according to the number of horses you have • Very simple to operate

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One Name Says It ALL ... Horse Transportation ... Quarter Horse Farm ... Feed & Pet Supply Whitmore Lake Location

South Lyon Location

8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178

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The Original Bale Barns Are Now In Stock!

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• Creates a safe, friendly environment • Eliminates wasted hay • Helps moderate and manage hay consumption • 8 large windows allow easy access • Strong one piece design • Easy to use

Turn a messy bale into a covered, netted bale in seconds!

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Whitmore Lake Location

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8737 Main St., Ste. K Whitmore Lake, MI

11271 Rushton Rd. South Lyon, MI

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Millcreek Arena Rake’s On Sale!

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THE WRIGHT PLACE

FARM FENCE SYSTEMS www.thewrightplacefence.com

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

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