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24 YEARS OF FINE SERVICE AND FAIR PRICES AND STILL GOING STRONG!

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LAKE IDE ADDLERY “The Riders Store”

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(616) 887-1791

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CONSIGNMENT NOW AVAILABLE! Have old stuff? Want new stuff? Now you can consign your quality pre-owned tack and clothing here! Payment will be in the form of store credit. See our website for more details!

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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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$1500 CASH Overall High Point Trainer Award!

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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. • APRIL 2016

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MICHIGAN

HORSE FARMS

www.MiHorseFarms.com

866-783-2512 Toll Free Email: mihorsefarms@gmail.com

Lori Ross Exclusively Equestrian Realtor

Looking to Buy or Sell Horse Property? Take the Right Lead for Blue Ribbon Service! 54 Acres, Oakland Co., $1.7 mill. 50 Acres, Barry County, $575,000 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, full fin. Lakefront accessible to 600+ acre walkout. Equestrian facility, two horse Crooked Lake. Eventing horse barns, 30 - 12x12 matted stalls, auto facility! Dressage arena, heated waterers, 100x195 indoor arena, wash rack, heated observation, bath clubhouse, observation, 60x90 workand shower. Main barn has 22 stalls, ing arena, outdoor arena, 14 paddhayloft. Two outdoor arenas with ocks, tack, grain, and laundry rooms, 15 acres hay, 2 add’l. outbuildings. lighting; dressage arena & jump arena. Add’l. 36x60 barn, 40x15 kennel. 26 Acres, Vernon Twp., $595,000 20 Acres, Isabella Co., $298,000 Beautiful turn of the century home or 40 Acres $350,000. 2 bedroom, has addition. Completely updated 1.5 bath living quarters. 60x120 and remodeled. 232x64 barn w/ indoor arena, 10 - 12x12 solid oak indoor arena, 24 solid oak stalls, stalls, 2 - 12x18 stalls, 1 - 12x24 stall, observation room, bath, area for heated office w/bath, tack room, large wash rack/grooming area, storage for kitchen and office. 95x41 hip roof barn, lean-to opens to pastures and hay and equipment, 15 acres fenced. paddocks. 100x200 outdoor arena. 60x48 barn w/220, cement flooring. 35 Acres, Shiawassee Co., $525,000 10 Acres, Oakland County, $443,000 ALL NEW mechanicals, furnace/AC, Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home just electrical, roof, siding, windows, minutes from Milford and state riding well and plumbing. Wick horse barn trails. 6 stall barn with 60x90 indoor has 15 - 10x10 stalls, 2 - 10x20 arena, observation room and wash foaling, wash rack, tack room, rack plus additional outbuilding and 80x120 indoor arena w/observation, 80x100 outdoor arena, 9 pastures storage areas. most with run-ins. 10 minutes to I-96/Fowlerville or 20 minutes to US-23.

10 acres, Livingston Co., $425,000 4 bedroom, 3 bath brick home with full finished walkout. Wick barn features 4 stalls, and tack room. Property features an outdoor riding arena. Located in South Lyon, MI.

Call Lori Ross today for Blue Ribbon Service!

10 Acres, Lapeer, $439,000 Custom built, Victorian style home, wrap-around porch. Oak staircase, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Finished walkout w/9’ ceilings. 30x48 six stall barn, 3 large pastures, 60x120 outdoor arena. Only 5 miles to Hadley Hills horse campground and horse trails.

20 Acres, Washtenaw County, $675,000 3 bedroom, 3 bath open floor plan home in Northville. Horse barn has tack room, wash rack, office area, stalls, outdoor riding arena, numerous pastures most with run-ins and automatic waterers in place.

58 Acres, Washtenaw Co. $850,000 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. 4 barns. 74 - 12x12 matted stalls, wash racks w/ hot/cold water, tack & grain rooms, 200x70 indoor arena, dressage arenas, 1/2 mile sand track, equine swimming pool,14 fenced pastures, office, hay fields.

20 Acres, Shiawassee Co., $275,000 3 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod home with horse barn. Barn features 6 10x10 stalls, indoor arena, outdoor arena, 4 large pastures w/water and electric. Add’l. outbuilding for equipment plus 900 bales of hay.

10 Acres, Metamora, $775,000 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level walkout. Numerous horse amenities! Two barns, 120x75 indoor riding arena with observation room. Hot and cold wash rack, tack room and beautiful pastures. Call Lori Ross for more information!

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Standing At Stud:

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IN THE HEART OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN

2002 AQHA Perlino Stallion • 15.1 Hands Stud Fee: $500 Bloodlines Include: DOCS PRESCRIPTION & SUGAR BARS He throws buckskins, dun or palomino. He has a great disposition and is very gentle.

ONE LONE GUN

Beautiful, horse ready property features indoor riding arena with stalls on 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

SiLver Spur Horse Ranch

Contact Mike Walker (989) 233-7777

517.524.6441, 1.888.524.2088 toll free Concord, MI

mikewalker@roscommoninsurance.com

REGISTERED AQHA & APHA WEANLINGS FOR SALE

Dorothy Mueller

Training, • TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE Lessons & • WESTERN DRESSAGE Clinics in... • JUMPING

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

TRADITIONAL DRESSAGE Beginners through Grand Prix

Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge

• Working Student Needed • Horse & Pony For Lease Call for more information (248) 969-2651

Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC

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

3275 Hagerman Rd., Leonard, MI 48367

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248.969.2651 • 313.215.1944 www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com

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517-629-3533

J. and J.

Twin Elm Training

Oakdale

South Lyon, MI

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7117 M-99 North Homer, MI 49245 LIMITED STALLS AVAILABLE FOR BOARDING & TRAINING

HAUL-IN FACILITY AS WELL AS FARM CALL SERVICE

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.

Serving Calhoun, W. Jackson, N. Hillsdale & Branch Counties

James K. Irving DVM Jason D. Thornsberry DVM Jill L. Dutkowski DVM • NOW OFFERING ACUPUNCTURE! • Lameness Exams & Wellness Care • Pre-purchase Consultation • Select Surgeries • Ultrasound & Radiology • Shockwave Therapy • Endoscopy for Respiratory Performance Issues • Treatments & Injections for SI, Pelvic & TMJ • Reproductive Ultrasound & AI Services

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

Katrina Johnson LVT/EqDt.

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M IDWEST T RAIL R IDE Beautiful Southern Indiana (812) 834-6686 Trail Riders Store!

Horsemen’s Paradise in the Hoosier National Forest OPEN CAMPING ALL SEASON... with optional meals and activities on special event weekends. See our website “Events” page for special theme weekends at www.midwesttrailride.com Group activities, meals and customized trail adventures await you at Midwest Trail Ride! Over 100 miles of trails, ride your horse or one of ours. Electric and water at each campsite. Cabins and stalls also available. Email ride@midwesttrailride.com or visit us online at: www.midwesttrailride.com for more information.

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HUGE SALE GOING ON NOW!

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NEW 60’ Round Pen with Walk Thru Gate sale!

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www.fourpointsfarm.com (248) 245-5587

2016 CAMP PROGRAMS Featuring: Daily Horseback Riding Lessons Fun Horsey Games • Hands On Horse Care Projects • Safety Conscious Staff And Much More!

ONE WEEK CAMPS June 20th-24th • July 18th-22nd 9am-2pm, Ages 7-16, $300.00

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10am-1pm, Children 6 & Under, $135.00

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CLINICS AVAILABLE FOR EQUESTRIAN TEAMS AND 4-H CLUBS

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MELINDA HYDE

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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! We are proud Fully Integrated Horn (optional) to announce Padded Knee Pad for that we are extra comfort and security distributors for... Breastplate

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COVENTRY REALTY LLC CAROLE PORRETTA, GRI, BROKER-OWNER 12 W. High Street, Metamora, MI 48455

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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.

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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

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indermere Equestrian Center

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MAY 27-30 ~ MQHA Summer Series 4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI

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JUNE 16-19 ~ Jeff Bujack Quarter Horse Shows 4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows NEW LOCATION! Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI

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JULY 5-10 ~ MQHA Harbor Classic 6 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI

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JULY 30-31 ~ NMQHA Horse Shows 2 AQHA/MQHA & NMQHA Approved Shows Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI AUGUST 24-28 ~ Lisa Terry Memorial Show 5 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Mason County Fairgrounds, Ludington, MI

1st Saturday of each month starting at 6pm with tack, horses to follow

SEPTEMBER 15-18 MQHA Breeders Futurity & Great Lakes Classic 5 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI OCTOBER 28-30 MHSA All Breed Youth Show 1 AQHA/MQHA Approved Show MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI NOVEMBER 4-6 ~ MQHA Harvest Classic 4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

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

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

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Sandy Collier Clinic June 22-June 27, 2016 Announcing a six day

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• 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.) Come to a place where top notch clinicians teach in a fun and relaxed setting

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ABSOLUTE EQUINE CASUAL OPEN HORSE SHOWS • June 12 - Judge: Mike Elliott • July 17 - Judge: Kimberly Worthington • August 14 - Judge: Sue Boyd $125 Added Money! Door Prizes! – Show starts at 9am

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Add a Serving of Caution to Tender Spring Grass By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. Spring is almost upon us in most of the country, so it’s time to revisit that critical topic: spring grazing. Transitioning a horse from hay to pasture must be handled with care; this point is nonnegotiable. For every horse, a gradual change from hay to grass is required to allow the digestive system to adapt, but for the insulin-resistant horse, grazing time and duration can make the difference between soundness and a disabling condition like laminitis. This time of year can be a test of patience for horse—and owner. The horse may be pawing at the gate to get to the first taste of tender spring grass, yet the owner must pay close attention to making the transition safe and healthful.

Reduce Risk of Infection When Traveling By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. For many horses, this is the season for traveling to horse shows and events. Considering periodic outbreaks of equine herpes virus (EHV-1) and other infectious diseases, it is critical that your horse be in top physical health before embarking to an unfamiliar area. The foundation of that health is a strong immune system. Added antioxidants and supportive nutrients can have a positive impact on your horse's ability to resist an infection. Boost supplementation of the following nutrients per day for at least two weeks before you leave and throughout the travels or event; wean your horse off of them for two weeks following your return: Vitamins E & C: 5 IUs of vitamin E and 5 mg of vitamin C per pound (0.45 kg) of body weight Selenium: 3 to 5 mg of selenium Vitamin A: 30 to 60 IUs per pound (.45 kg) of body weight Omega 3 fatty acids: 1/4 cup chia seeds or ½ cup ground flaxseeds per 400 lbs (180 kg) of body weight Protein: 14-16% of the diet, and of high quality protein by feeding a variety of protein sources Magnesium: 5,000 mg of magnesium per ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2016

As the leaves form from the first spring sprouts, the sugar and starch content increases, making it especially tempting. Regardless of the growth stage, quantities should be monitored because horses crave fresh grass and will eat volumes of it, making their overall non-structural carbohydrate (NSC) consumption dangerously high for horses who are overweight, cushingoid, or who have experienced pasture-related laminitis. Temperature and sunlight play a major role in the amount of NSC accumulation. To be safe, here are the rules: • When the night temperature is below 40 degrees F, the grass is too high in NSC. • Once it gets above 40 degrees F at night, the lowest NSC level is before sunrise. • The NSC level is highest in late afternoon, after a sunny day.

500 lbs (227 kg) of body weight B vitamins: Provide a potent B complex preparation. Be sure to check how much of these nutrients your horse may already be getting from commercial feeds and supplements, and calculate to add only enough to boost quantities as noted above. Remember that stress suppresses immune function. An empty stomach is incredibly stressful -- both mentally uncomfortable and physically painful. Protect your horse by allowing him to graze on hay (and pasture, if available) at all times, throughout the day and night. And never let him perform without some forage in his digestive tract. Attention to increased nutritional needs will go a long way toward keeping your horse healthy during the time away from his familiar surroundings and routine. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. is an independent equine nutritionist with a wide U.S. and international following. Her research-based approach optimizes equine health by aligning physiology and instincts with correct feeding and nutrition practices. Dr. Getty's comprehensive resource book, Feed Your Horse Like a Horse, is available at www.GettyEquineNutrition.com -- buy it there and have it inscribed by the author, or get it at Amazon (www.Amazon.com) or other online retail bookstores. The seven separate volumes in Dr. Getty's topic(26)

There is no exact “best time” to turn out your horses on pasture. Generally speaking in moderate climates, it’s safest before dawn, until approximately 10:00 am, and then again at night, starting at around 11:00 pm. Start slowly, offering hay when horses are not on fresh grass. Finally, test your pasture! Yes, testing is not only for hay. It will take the guesswork out of knowing which times are best.

centered “Spotlight on Equine Nutrition” series are available with special package pricing at her website, and also at Amazon in print and Kindle versions. Dr. Getty's books make ideal gifts for equestrians. Find a world of useful information for the horseperson at GettyEquineNutrition.com: Sign up for Dr. Getty's informative, free enewsletter, Forage for Thought; browse her library of reference articles; search her nutrition forum; and purchase recordings of her educational teleseminars. Reach Dr. Getty directly at getty equinenutrition@ gmail.com. She is available for private consultations and speaking engagements. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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. Halter Jackpot Halter Geldings/Stallions 3 yrs. & Over Halter Mares 3 & Over Halter 2 yr. Olds & Under Grand & Reserve Halter Color Class- colored breeds only Lunge Line Yearling & 2 Yr. Olds 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-Open English Pleasure-Jackpot English Pleasure-Jr. Horse 5 & under English Pleasure W/T 19 & over English Pleasure W/T 14-18 English Pleasure W/T 13 & under English Pleasure Sr. Horse 6 & over English Pleasure Green Rider-1st Year 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-Walk/Trot/Canter only English Equitation Jackpot-PATTERN ONLY English Equitation Green Rider-1st Year Canter English Equitation 40 & Over

English Equitation 19-39 English Equitation 14-18 English Equitation 13 & Under Hunter Hack Western Riding Reining Trail In Hand-Open Trail Walk/Trot 19 & Over Trail Walk/Trot 14-18 Trail Walk/Trot 13 & Under SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. Trail Jackpot Trail Green Rider 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/Horsemanship 11 &under Western Pleasure-Jackpot 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 Pleasure Green Rider-1st Year Lope Western Pleasure 40 & Over Western Pleasure 19-39 Western Pleasure 14-18 Western Pleasure 13 & Under Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 19 & Over Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 14-18 Western Horsemanship Walk/Trot 13 & under Western Discipline Rail-Walk/Jog/Lope-Open West. Horsemanship Jackpot-PATTERN ONLY

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West. Horsemanship Green Rider-1st Yr. Lope Western Horsemanship 40 & Over Western Horsemanship 19-39 Western Horsemanship 14-18 Western Horsemanship 13 & Under Bareback Walk/Jog Only 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


Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs NORTH AMERICAN TRAIL RIDE CONFERENCE ClearSpan’s New Pavilion Building Creates The Ideal Covered Environment ClearSpan™ Fabric Structures, the industry leading manufacturer of tension fabric buildings, revealed its new building offering today, the Pavilion Building. The new structure features no end walls or sidewalls, creating a covered, outdoor atmosphere that can be used for equine arenas. The Pavilion Building is covered by ClearSpan’s renowned 12.5 oz., 24 mil rip-stop polyethylene fabric. The covers allow natural light to filter through, ensuring that whatever activity takes place under the Pavilion is well lit during the daytime. The fabric covers are built for strength, are UV resistant and come in four different color options. The structure is built with a durable, USAmade frame that has been triple galvanized for corrosion resistance. The design of the truss frame promotes strength and a quick building timeline, and, when paired with the ClearSpan Helical Anchoring System, can be built with minimal foundation requirements. Pavilion Buildings can be constructed at 75 feet and 85 feet wide, and feature eaves that are 13 feet high. Pavilion Buildings come with industryleading warranties, which include 50 years on the frame and 20 years on the cover. For more information, please visit clearspan.com or call 1.866.643.1010 ClearSpan Fabric Structures provides design-build solutions for material, equipment and other storage needs. ClearSpan buildings feature abundant natural light and spacious interiors without internal support posts. With minimal foundation requirements, the structures can be permanent or temporary and are easy to relocate. Made in the USA, they can be built to any length and up to 300' wide. ClearSpan’s corporate offices are located in South Windsor, Conn., and supports a manufacturing and distribution center in Dyersville, Iowa.

Premier CTR Organization Offering Free Memberships For the first time in its 55-year history, the North American Trail Ride Conference is offering free 2016 memberships to people who have never been NATRC members. Executive Administrator, Laurie DiNatale, explains, “We are a distance competitive trail ride organization that values conditioned, sound, trail savvy horses that are a pleasure to ride. We value light and balanced riding and encourage the good care of horses over the distance and in camp. We want to share that with people.” Camaraderie, fun, beautiful scenery, exhilaration, pride in accomplishment, confidence, overcoming disappointments, stretching our abilities, and deepening partnerships with our horses, are offshoots of the experience of riding in NATRC sanctioned competitions. Says DiNatale, “There is nothing like miles to cement the bond between horse and rider!” As a non-profit educational and distance CTR (competitive trail ride) sanctioning organization, NATRC education takes on many forms. The most unique of these is the direct feedback to competitors of scores and comments on their veterinary and horsemanship scorecards, which each rider receives at the close of a ride competition. Other resources include clinics, a new competitor section on the website, mentoring new competitors, informative articles in regional and national newsletters, an introductory video, social media, and the soon to be published second edition of the “NATRC Rider's Manual, A Complete Guide to Competitive Trail Riding.” For more information on the free membership offer, go to www.natrc.org

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Ohio State Fair Concert Series Acts Announced The Ohio State Fair continues to offer fair goers a diverse entertainment line-up at a great value. The Fair is excited to showcase a variety of entertainment, including comedy, R&B, classic rock, country, Christian and pop. “We love to put on a Fair with great concerts for all tastes. We strive to offer a line-up with a variety of genres that appeal to many Ohioans,” said General Manger Virgil Strickler. “As an added bonus, each ticket purchased in advance includes free admission to the Fair. This gives music lovers the opportunity to arrive early and experience the Fair and end their day at a great concert.” The 2016 Ohio State Fair Concert Series is as follows: YES July 27, 7pm, $38/$28, Lecrae July 28, 7pm, $20 Charlie Puth July 29, 7pm, $48/$35 w/special guest DNCE Maddie & Tae July 30, 7pm, $20 w/special guest Levi Hummon All-Ohio State July 31, 1pm, Free Fair Band & Youth Choir Concert* Kenny Rogers' July 31, 7:30pm, $32 Final World Tour w/special guests The Oak Ridge Boys and Linda Davis Rachel Platten / August 1, 7pm, $28 A Great Big World That Mancini August 2, Noon, Free Magic!* Dolly Parton Aug 2, 7:30pm, $70/$55 John Kay & August 3, 7pm, $25 Steppenwolf w/special guest Foghat Jeff Dunham August 4, 7pm, $40 Keith Sweat/ August 5, 7pm, $25 After 7 Matthew West August 6, 7pm, $20 w/special guest Lauren Daigle Sale of Champions Livestock Auction* August 7, 2pm, Free WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


2016 Ohio State Fair, continued *Tickets are not required for these shows. The following options are available to purchase tickets: 1. Ticketmaster online - Visit www.ticketmaster.com/OhioStateFair 2. Ticketmaster outlets - Visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/h/retail locations.html for a complete list 3. Ticketmaster phone centers Call 1-800-745-3000 Concert tickets purchased before arriving at the Fair include Fair admission. Unless otherwise noted, there is a limit of eight tickets per person, per show on the first day of sale. For more information, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR. On the Web, visit us at www.ohiostatefair.com The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2016 Ohio State Fair will run July 27 - August 7.

Uckele Health & Nutrition’s Exceptional Sponsored Riders Finish a Year of Triumphs Uckele Health & Nutrition proudly sponsors individual equestrian athletes and their horses with supplement programs targeted to support energy, focus, power, speed and recovery. In the past year, many milestones were met by Uckele sponsored horses and riders. Having won over 100 Grand Prix in his lifetime, Show Jumper Wilhelm Genn has been at the top of his game in 2015, with his personal favorite victory being two back-toback $50,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City wins on two different horses, Bugatti and Welcome COR. "It's the best feeling to win two weeks in a row, especially with two different horses,” he said, “When you win on the same horse, people assume it’s just because it’s a good horse. When you win on

two different ones, it gives you a little more credibility." More recently Wilhelm secured another two back-to-back $25,000 Grand Prix wins at the Palm Beach International Equine Center, this time both on Bugatti, for the $25,000 Noble Outfitters ESP Year End Grand Prix, and the $25,000 Pony Up Horse Treats Holiday II Grand Prix, finishing that jump-off in 41.327 seconds. Tie-Down Roper Timber Moore had one of the best years of his career. Competing in 71 rodeos across the country, he had an incredible 13 Rodeo wins and 4 Roping wins. A three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier, he’s proudest of winning the Calgary Stampede, the highest-paying rodeo of the summer at $100,000. After finishing third in the semifinal round with a time of 7.7 seconds, he stepped up big when the title was at stake and finished first with an 8.1. Another 2015 highlight was having his horse “Colonel” recognized. “MFO Harvey” was voted the reserve champion PRCA/ AQHA Tie-Down Horse of the Year. Having a solid mount is key to any cowboy ’s success, and he was quick to credit his horse “Colonel,” an 11-year old sorrel gelding. “Colonel has been working really good this year. He had kind of been stiff this summer, but he started moving a lot more easily after I started him on Lubrigen. Without him, it wouldn’t be possible.” Dressage Rider Lauren Sprieser, USDF Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist, qualified two horses for the 2015 USDF National Finals. She had an incredible ride on “Stratocaster” to place 3rd in the Intermediate I Finals on 69.871%, just .4 off the win. Lauren and Ellegria continued to improve at the Grand Prix Level, with a 68.333% in the Freestyle Finals, bringing down a packed house to place a close 4th. The most exciting part of Polocrosse Player Dori Johnson’s year was representing the United States at the Polocrosse World Cup. This prestigious event only takes place every 4 years, making it an enormous honor to be chosen for the team. Dori was the 2015 USA Ladies Captain and also a member of the US team that competed in the 2011 World Cup.

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After the World Cup, Dori competed with her home club (Lone Star Polocrosse) in the Central Zone Regional Polocrosse Championships in Minnesota on her Australian Stock Horse, “Zenith.” The A Grade competition level was very tough, but luckily for Lone Star, they pulled out on top. Not only that, Dori and Zenith were named Best A grade #3 Player, which is the defense position. Uckele welcomes their newest sponsored horseman, Quarter Horse Halter Trainer and Breeder Tom Robertson. Tom is an approved judge in the following breeds; AQHA, APHA, NSBA, and WCHA. He has judged the American Quarter Horse World Championship show multiple times, the AQHA Select World Championship Show, the Quarter Horse Congress, and other International shows. Tom has also shown and prepared many World Champions, Select World Champions, Amateur World Champions, Youth World Champions, and Congress Champions. In addition, he is active in educating judging teams at both the 4-H and college level. About Uckele Health & Nutrition Uckele, maker of CocoSoya, manufactures concentrated, high-strength supplement formulas to support both horse and rider for optimal athletic performance and competitive edge during training and performance. Uckele Health & Nutrition has manufactured a large spectrum of supplements for over 50 years, with extensive product lines for horses, dogs and the people who love them. From basic vitamins and minerals, to special need supplements for digestion, joint and muscle support, immune health, hoof support, physical training and performance, and weight management to cardiovascular health, Uckele offers one of the most comprehensive supplement lines available. www.uckele.com

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WDAMI Train The Trainers Clinic April 19 & 20, 2016 The Western Dressage Association® of Michigan is excited to announce that we will sponsor a Train the Trainers™ clinic and seminar in East Lansing, Michigan at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Avenue on April 19 and 20, 2016. The purpose of the Train the Trainers™ program is to educate professionals who want to learn how to train, hold clinics and judge Western Dressage and enlighten amateurs who want to learn about Western Dressage. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all clinic graduates. We also list all TTT graduate trainers on the WDAA website. As professional trainers, you are an integral part of the success of the discipline of Western Dressage. Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, seasoned Western Dressage clinicians and trainers, will be conducting the clinic. Frances and Cliff have been conducting Western Dressage clinics and training Western Dressage horses for many years prior to the inception of the WDAA. By participating in a Train the Trainers™ clinic, you will become a part of the foundation of the educational thrust of Western Dressage. If you are not a professional trainer, but would like to attend the Train The Trainers™ clinic, you will receive an Amateur Certificate of Com-pletion. If you are not already a member of the WDAA, please join before reserving a spot. You may visit our website at www.westerndressage association.org/register to complete your membership application online. Here is the initial clinic schedule, subject to adjustments. SCHEDULE: Day 1 ~ Morning Session DEVELOPING YOUR EYE Morning sessions will be held in a classroom at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48823. We will have active discussions led

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by Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel, supported by videos and handouts. Topics: • What is Western Dressage? • Gaits and Movements • Rider Position • Skill Sets – introduction and philosophy of fundamentals • Tests - philosophy, arena, levels, judging • Teaching Western Dressage • Western Dressage Equitation Afternoon Session will take place in an indoor arena at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. Several demonstration riders of varying ability will participate. On the first day, Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson will coach the student riders using the methods discussed in the morning: Skill Sets, Western Dressage Gaits and Movements, Equitation. Evening - On Your Own Day 2 ~ Morning Session TRYING OUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE The Morning session will again be in a classroom at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823. Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel will review and critique videos of WDAA tests. Participants will take part in scoring the tests, working on the elements of a group lesson, and much more. Afternoon Session will be in the indoor arena. Participants will apply their skills judging student riders as they perform several levels of Western Dressage tests. To sign up for this clinic, go to the following link: www.wdaatrainthetrainers.org or visit westerndressageassociation.org/register

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once you have released his inner energy through longeing (or some other form of forced exercise). You then will be in control and able to maintain safety. If you want more information on longeing, Part 5 of my Longevity Training Video Series provides you with detailed instruction on the art of longeing. I also recommend the DVDs in the Longevity Training series that cover “Working at Liberty” and “Ponying.” In addition, Dressage Principles, Parts 1 and 2, cover rider balance and rider aids, and they will help you to make sure that you are not creating frustration energy in your horse by using improper aids and by riding unbalanced. My final recommendation is Private Lesson Natural Balance, Bending Parts 1 and Parts 2. Keep in mind, the saying “there is safety in numbers” aptly applies to riding. Trail riding, or riding around a new show grounds, with a calm and “seasoned” horse and rider combination will give you and your horse confidence. Another way to give yourself more confidence is to check out the new environment in advance. Take a walk on the trail that you are going to ride so that you can scout out any problem spots beforehand. Always remember that you are in charge of your own safety first but also the safety of your horse. There is a fine line between limiting yourself because of fear and avoiding situations that you are unprepared for and only you (or a trained equine professional) can make that distinction. This material is adapted from a series of articles I did with writer Cynthia McFarland for Trail Rider Magazine. Many trail-training lessons can be found in my book, “Training Outside the Box.” Find this, along with other helpful training materials, by visiting www.lynnpalm.com, or call us toll free at 1-800-503-2824.

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STAYING IN CONTROL by Lynn Palm Riders frequently ask how to stay in control in new situations. In fact, the most common question I am asked at clinics and featured appearances relates to training and riding outside of the horse's normal environment. Riders are concerned about losing control and what to do if the horse is disobedient, bucks, or rears. These responses from the horse usually cause the rider to become fearful and apprehensive about getting hurt. The best way to avoid these problems before they arise is to exercise the horse before going into a new environment in order to release what I call the horse's “inner energy.” When a rider takes his or her horse into a new situation, the horse will almost always become overly sensitive and be higher strung in the new surroundings. Riders tend to expect that the horse will work and perform outside in the same way as he does at home. This is not the reality, especially for horses that have not been seasoned by going different places and traveling many miles. Any fit, healthy horse will have some level of inner energy that must be released before he can concentrate on the task at hand. The level of energy can vary in different horses, but it is always there in high strung or sensitive horses, and some lazy horses as well. When a horse has not released his inner energy, he will be thinking “fast.” Remember, you will be safe and able to teach a horse only if the horse is thinking “slow.” You can recognize when a horse is thinking “fast” if he is turning his head and moving his ears quickly and if his movements are fast. The horse's breathing is another important indicator, especially when riding outside. A horse will try to smell with big breaths if he is unsure or afraid. He will wring or switch his tail if he is irritated or frustrated. One of the best ways to help the horse release this inner energy is through what is called “forced exercise.” There are three types of forced exercise: (1) longeing, (2) liberty work, and (3) ponying. Of these three, the most important to master is longeing. Personally, I feel longeing is the most important form of forced exercise because you can use it anytime and anywhere. All you need is a good fitting halter, a cotton longe line, and a lunge whip. The longe whip should have a minimum length of three feet with a tassel that ends with a little “snapper.” There are a few rules to follow when longeing. If the horse is already bridled and needs to be longed, simply fit the halter over the bridle. Attach the longe line either over the nose (for more response) or under the chin. A longe line that ends in a chain will be more severe than a simple cotton line with a snap end. Before longeing with a bridle on, it is very important to secure the reins so that the horse cannot get them over his head, step on them, or get a leg between them. To do this, place the halter on over the bridle. Attach the longe line, with or without chain end, to the horse's halter either by threading it over the nose or under the chin. If you are riding in Western tack, bring the reins under the pommel and through the hole under the pommel, and tie them in a knot. Loop the knotted end over the saddle horn. Make sure that the reins are not so loose that the horse could put his nose down on the ground or get a leg through them. Be equally careful not to tie the reins too short as it will restrict the horse's head carriage. If you are riding in English tack, the easiest way to handle the issue of reins is simply to take them off. While longeing your horse, he will tell you if he has inner energy to release through the common signs of shaking his head like he is saying “no,” flicking his ears with tight or tense muscles in his neck and body, drastic loss of attention, and wanting to run, buck, kick up or kick at you. Your horse will be ready to focus on you and what you are asking of him ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2016

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Come Show With Us! The MHJA offers year end awards in Hunter and Equitation from Cross Pole to 3’3. Jumper divisions from 2’6 to 4’3. We’re an affordable alternative to the A Circuit. This is a great circuit to polish your skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Competitors from all breed associations welcome! MARCH 4-6 12-13 19-20 APRIL 9-10 16-17 MAY 21-22 27-29 JUNE 3-5

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Horse Association & Club News BRIGHTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Have we seen the last of the snow? Has spring finally arrived? Those of us who love to ride our horses in the warmth and sun certainly hope so. By the time this article appears in Saddle Up, these hopes will have been realized (we hope). In fact, we're even predicting the appearance of trees greening out, instead of the drab brown and gray we've had to endure all winter. Things are livening up at Brighton. Some outdoor events are right around the corner, we have our first work bee of the season on the schedule, and we're taking a serious look at our trails. As we have reported before, we're anticipating some major projects involving trail improvements, not just trail maintenance. We're gong to be rehabilitating some sections of our trails and even re-routing some other sections. Once our trail survey work is completed, we expect these projects to get underway, and we're really excited about these new initiatives. Again, as mentioned before, a number of these projects will be undertaken in collaboration with the DNR. We recently published our newsletter, The Hoofbeats Gazette, and it includes the BTRA membership form and the yearly Schedule of Events. The membership form has been modified to reflect a change in our organization's policy. We have created a new category of membership designed to reach out to those who use and enjoy the equestrian trails but are not trail riders. We welcome many people to the trails who are hikers, dog walkers, birders, and folks who just want to stroll through a beautiful natural setting. We want to make them part of our organization as Associate Members and will be publicizing this opportunity through a variety of means. Dues will be nominal, they will be invited to participate in our trail maintenance activities, and they will even be welcome at our social events. We'll let readers know how this is working out. By the way, wheeled and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the equestrian trails at Brighton and we think that is in everyone's best interests. The other big news is that we now have a new, improved and fully operational website: www. brightontrailriders.net. BTRA member Amy Scharmen, the Chair of our Website and Facebook Committee, has headed up this project and she's done an outstanding job. The careful reader will note that this new website differs only from the old one in that it is a “.net” instead of a “.com.” Amy also oversees our Facebook operation which has become very

popular. Our members and anyone else interested in BTRA activities can now receive information through several sour-ces: the website, the newsletter, Facebook posts, and group email messages. Mark Delaney, BTRA President FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOC. Hello Trail Riders! It was wonderful to visit with old and new friends at the MHC Horse Expo in March. We talked with many riders that have never been to our trails and hope all of you that took information home can come and participate in our 2016 events. It was surprising to hear so many people did not know about our trails or camp out events. The DNR will be publishing more equestrian information in 2017 on their websites, such as Pure Michigan and Michigan parks. Our state has so much to offer to trail enthusiasts. Please mark your calendar for our Spring Camp Out on May 12, 13, 14 and 15th. This is a 4 day event held at our Whitford Lake event area. As always, there will be water for horses, an outhouse, manure removal, and picket poles in the beautiful grassy area for camping. Electric pens and corrals are allowed. Pancake breakfast weekend mornings and a potluck supper on Saturday night will be provided. The Annual Fall Equestrian Camp Out will be on September 15, 16, 17 and 18th. In addition to it being the same as the Spring event, there will be a fundraising auction of donated items on Saturday evening. Bring anything you wish to donate and we will sell it! This is a fun and silly event that everyone enjoys! Go to our website for our calendar of events, including the ride/potluck dates at www. fchfa.org. For any other questions, call Nancy Simmonds at 269-967-3613. For registration for camp outs, call Toni Hess at 269-781-9688. Come and see all our new improvements and ride the 20+ miles of trail with numerous creek crossings. See you there! Toni Strong, FCHFA Secretary GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING ASSOC. How do I know if my horse and I are ready for a distance ride? If you're new to distance riding and plan to attend a Novice/Intro ride and if you've been riding 8-10 mile trail rides and incorporating some trotting/walking intervals chances are that your horse is prepared to do a Novice ride. If you are planning on riding 25 miles either Competitive or Limited Distance in general you

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should be riding at least 3 days a week at distances between 5 and 15 miles each ride. You should be trotting most of the training ride only walking when the footing or terrain requires a walk. A medium to slow trot is fine. Other things to work on at home are your horse's manners. The horse needs to be able to be examined by a Vet and not be a danger to the Vet or anyone else, be able to trot in hand in a circle in both directions as well as a straight line, and also behave safely on the trail with other riders and horses. This also should not be your horse's first camping trip! You should know what type of containment system your horse can be left in or on safely and comfortably throughout the night. Getting your horse used to camping prior to the event also helps them to relax and eat and drink properly which is of utmost importance. What equipment (saddle, bridle, etc.) will I need in order to do distance riding? One of the great things about riding distance is that riders use any and all types of equipment. While a lot of riders will eventually purchase a saddle made specifically for endurance riding, there is no reason to run out and buy a bunch of new equipment to start out. Stick with what is working for you and your horse for now. There are many endurance related products, including saddles, that you will see at the rides. Some of these items you will eventually want and some you won't. Websites such as www.endurance.net has a long list for endurance related saddle and tack vendors. There is only one equipment rule and that is that riders under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet. A helmet is strongly recommended and there are many options available. Some of the more commonly used helmets are the Tipperary and the Troxel brands. The 2016 GLDRA season starts with our Introduction to Distance Riding Clinic, April 9th in Chelsea, MI, check out our website or contact Mindy Nagy for more information, melindasmyers@gmail.com, 734-645-4278. After that, get ready to ride with us! The first ride of the season is the Brighton Competitive Trail Ride, April 23-24 offering 15, 25 and 35 mile CTRs, optional tutored ride on Saturday. May takes the riders to 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, www.gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way! WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Join HTRA at the First Equine Only Campout Weekend! We are thrilled to announce our campground is fully booked. Don't worry day riders, we haven't forgotten you! HTRA has permission to mow and use the open field adjoining the campground for day riders the weekend of the event. We have tons of fun stuff planned: Friday: Campers arrive at the campground starting at 10:00 AM for check-in Saturday: Day riders arrive at campground starting at 9:00 AM for check-in Sunday: Check out at 11:00AM Poker Ride will be from 10:00AM - 4:00PM @ $5.00 per hand with prizes awarded for the best poker hands. Collect your ribbons or just pick your cards. Drawing and Prizes will start @ 4:00PM. HTRA will provide lunch (hot dog, chips, pop or water) from Noon – 3:00PM @ $5.00 per person. HTRA will have a pot luck dinner (please bring a dish to pass) providing the meat, pop & water from 6:00PM – 7:30PM @ $5.00 per person. Enter the 50/50 raffle and or buy some really cool HTRA T-shirts. We look forward to seeing you. COME RIDE WITH US! HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Giddy Up - HTRA Trail Riders! Reminder that the main and group campgrounds open May 1st; but the (2) Day Use parking areas are available all year around. We had a great turnout at the February Membership meeting and wanted to review a couple discussion items for those who were not able to attend. 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 temporary 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 can be viewed via a cell phone app. 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 more comfortable having a trail guide come along on your first trail ride, please contact Joan Balk at jbalk72@att.net a few days before your planned trail ride. New riders can also become a HTRA member, join our Facebook page and let others know what you are looking for in a riding buddy. There is a compatible riding buddy out there! We are still accepting 2016 membership applications. Please visit the website at: www.hungerfordtrailriders.org to print an application or send an email to: hungerford trailriders@gmail.com and request an application or 'like' our Facebook, search 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association.' Many riders are planning your trail riding and camping events for 2016. Mark your calendars for the Workbee/Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 23rd beginning at 11:00am; rain date is Sunday, April 24th @ 11am. Meet at the Hungerford Day Use Area for a brief meeting and trail maintenance immediately after the meeting. The Family Trail Ride/Picnic is Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 2pm. The Fall Membership Appreciation is Saturday, October 22nd @ 1pm. The Trail Derby Competition begins in April 1st and concludes October 15th this year. Riders/members are asked to log their trail miles at Hungerford each month to become eligible for prizes at the end of the season. More information available at the April meeting or members can download a copy from the website. HTRA has merchandise and apparel available to purchase. Choose between light blue, red, or gray t-shirts or hoodies; enjoy a cup of coffee using a Hungerford coffee mug; and ride in comfort in Hungerford apparel. Cost includes; T-Shirts - $15, Hooded sweatshirt or zipper hoodie - $35, Mugs - $8, and window decals $5. ~ Happy Trails!! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION We are happy to announce the appointment of our new Park Supervisor, Trevor McGinn. Trevor comes to us from Maybury State Park

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where he worked extensively with their equine group. We have met with him and he is dedicated to growing our horse usage at Ionia. We look forward to all we can accomplish together. Expect to see work bee plans announced on March 27th. Please see our website:www.ioniahorse trailsassociation.org or catch us on Facebook at Ionia Horse Trails. IHTA will be returning the support of Bits-nBridles 4-H club by sponsoring two classes at their June 5th "fuzzy" show at the Ionia Fairgrounds, and the Trails class at the 4-H Leaders show on June 26th, also at the Ionia Fairgrounds. You can expect to see our folks and our merchandise at both shows. Thank you Bits-n-Bridles for coming out and volunteering your time in our campground and on our trails! KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. KTRA held its Annual Banquet at the Highland Activity Center in Highland on March 12. If you weren't there, you missed good times with good friends, good food and good dancing. Dave Smith, our funny and personable square dance caller, led us in rounds of square dances, line dancing and the Virginia Reel. He also threw in a Waltz. KTRA supplied the main meat dish and our attendees supplied some fabulous appetizers, side dishes and desserts, including bacon-wrapped dates, tortellini, pasta salads, home-made baked beans, cookies, brownies and loads more. Along with the dancing and food, there were raffles with cash and prizes. Congratulations to all our winners. To view pictures from the Annual Banquet, please visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Kensington-TrailRiders-Association/417515618279903 Our next Board Meeting will be May 9th at 7:00 PM at Baker's Restaurant on Milford Road, Milford. Please consider coming out and adding your voice. Coming up next is our Spring Campout scheduled for June 3 to 5 at Kensington Metropark. More information will be posted in the May Saddle Up! news, on our website, and on our Facebook page. We will also be sending around information through our Infoshare newsletter. If you are not currently receiving Infoshare and would like to, please contact us a ktrainfoshare2u@gmail.com. Also on our radar for this year, is the Milford July 4 Parade; Bits, Bridles and BBQ day ride on July 16; and a Member Appreciation Picnic WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. on August 13. Please look for more information on our website, on our Facebook page and through our Infoshare newsletter. If you have not yet renewed your membership, please contact Deanna Hanner at dshagency @aol.com. You can also renew through Paypal on our website. Remember, when you do get out on the trails, you can report a trail problem on our website: www.kensingtontrailriders.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... MI COMPETITIVE MTD ORIENTEERING A great time was had by all at the annual awards banquet. MiCMO and NACMO awards for 2015 were handed out and our Michigan members should be proud. We are thrilled to have many members winning the national high point in their division. This is an awesome accomplishment and we have some great riders! Our fabulous mother and son team, The Little Buckaroos, were first in Michigan for the short course team and third in the nation. Great job for a first grader and his mom. Congratulations to our President Melissa Fox for securing the long course individual national high point leader. Dennis Hurley competed in the individual short course this year and also took national high point. The very talented Regan Wittredge took the title of national high point junior. To top it all off, the family team of Turn & Burn Babes took the national high point long course. This is something to be very proud of especially when your youngest member is only five years old! The ride weekends in Michigan are increasing in competitors which allows us to be contenders for the national titles. If there is a tie at the national level when the points from the top five rides are added up, then they use the number of competitors at each ride to break the tie. Keep it up Michigan, this is truly a great sport, more people are figuring that out! We would love to see you at the rides this year. Our calendar is full with eight weekends of treasure hunting in the woods. It will be a lengthy season with our first ride beginning on April 7th at DBarD Ranch in Chase, MI and our final ride of the season on November 12th and 13th at Kensington MetroPark in Milford, MI. In May, we will be traveling to Ortonville Recreation Area on the 14th and 15th to help support the wonderful trails there. After that we travel to Silver Creek County Park for Fun

and Games CMO on June 4th and 5th. Please keep track of our events on our Facebook page or in the Saddle Up! Calendar of Events. Happy trails! Janet MICHIGAN FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION MFTA 3-19-16 meeting report: The March 20th meeting of the MI Fox Trotter Association held at the Italian Oven restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI was called to order by Pres. Kathy Kruch at 11:40 AM. Those also in attendance were VP Bob Howell, Treasurer Char Ostrom (and husband, George), Secretary Marilyn M, Director Chuck Fanslow, Joe Burrill, Karilynn Noppe, Matt Lillie, Harland and daughter Alora Fish. Director Lola Kuhn was unable to attend. After member introductions, the Secretary's report from 2-20-16 was reviewed with one correction noted. Chuck made the motion, which Bob seconded, to accept the report with the single correction. All voted in favor and the motion passed. The only new correspondence was the receipt for the brochures ordered from Uprint. We currently have 37 MFTA members, 21 of whom are MFTHBA members. Treasurer Char Ostrom reported that our association has a good balance in both accounts. The MFTHBA/MFTA/MTRA National Trail ride date has been set for Oct. 1-9. 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. Enroll in the MFTHBA Fox Trot America program to earn yourself a point toward yearend awards. Go to www.mfthba.com. We have reviewed and discussed the proposed MFTA bylaw changes at three meetings, so Char made the motion, which Chuck seconded, to adopt these changes. All voted in favor and the motion passed. The present bylaws will be updated to reflect these changes. No new info was available concerning the MHC lawsuit. Marilyn nominated Joe Burrill for the 2 year Director position and he accepted! Bob seconded the nomination. We all voted in favor of electing Joe. No information is available yet on the Novi expo. Our brochures, however, will be available in the MFTHBA booth at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio April 7-10 thanks to member Megan McGarry who has volunteered to bring them with her. Upcoming clinics: The April 30-May 1, Levi

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Beechy Training Clinic in West Branch, MI is almost filled! Auditor fee is $15 each. Jan Wolfin's 6 PM, April 30, How to Camp Clinic is a MUST ATTEND! $10 each. Please RSVP to Kathy Kruch, so enough paperwork will be ready. Kathy is still looking for help with food prep/sales. The July 9, Penny Underwood Gaited Dressage Clinic at Massman Stable in Mason, MI is filling. 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) each. Forms are available on the MFTA website. May 21st, Gail Hilbrand will conduct a MI Judged Trail Ride with obstacles at Silver Creek Campground, 134th Ave., Hamilton, MI. Call Gail at 616-558-9999 or go to www.MichiganJudgedTrailRide.com for more information. Come ride & camp with your MFTA friends July 23-24 at Hungerford Trail Camp. The equestrian group camp 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 serve basis for nongroup camping (no guarantee of an available site). Hungerford Campground is located in the Huron-Manistee National Forest west of Big Rapids, MI. Go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/ recarea/hmnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=187 52&actid=50 or call 231-745-4631 for more information. Our next meeting is scheduled for 11AM, May 7 at Wheel Inn restaurant in St. Johns, MI. Bob made a motion, which Joe Burrill seconded to adjourn the meeting at 2PM. Submitted by Marilyn Mannino, Secretary MI HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOC. It shall be the purpose of the MHDVA (Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association) to aim for the preservation and maintenance of carriages; carriage literature and related items; to establish and maintain a non-profit medium for the exchange of information regarding horse-drawn vehicles and the development of the driving horse; to serve as an accurate and technical source of information for the benefit of it's members and the general public; to operate this corporation exclusively for scientific, historic, literary, and educational purposes; to see that no part of it's net earnWWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News MI HORSE DRAWN VEHICLE ASSOC., cont. ings, if any, shall inures to the benefit of the private individual; to encourage the use of carriages and other animal drawn vehicles for the promotion of public interest in their contributions to our cultural, social and economic history. To promote knowledge of, and safety in, horse related activities. In February, we enjoyed our usual great food at Brody Hall, MSU followed by learning about GAMPS (Generally Accepted Agricultural Practices) from MSU Extension expert, Tom Guthrie. Practices to follow to keep grounds and waters pollution free and to protect farms from nuisance lawsuits. We look forward to our next speaker. March ends our "Ask the Expert" Series of talks over winter months. May 7-8, 2016 Drive: Barb Chapman's Windrush Farm, Metamora, MI Saturday: Safety, MCDA Arena Driving Trial, Potluck dinner Sunday: Drive at will, hazards open, and lots of dirt roads. Contact: Linda Aloyo, 810-397-1589 Blue Ribbon Clinic & Show June 4-5, 2016 Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds Features "Driving for Dummies" where you can have a guide to walk around and give you answers to questions about driving, harnessing and general safety. Come join us at our event! We invite anyone interested in learning about horse cart driving to contact any of our board members and join us at any of our events. We are a warm and welcoming group! Keep checking our calendar for added events at Michigan Horse-Drawn Vehicle Association www.mhdva.org Sincerely, Dorothy Childs, President PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Who shops on Amazon? You can now choose Pinckney Trail Riders Association as the charitable organization your purchases will support when you shop at AmazonSmile http://smile. amazon.com/. We will receive 0.5% of your purchase price quarterly; it's a great way to give back. Just remember to always shop from smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon site to make your shopping count! PTRA 2016 Schedule of Events: May 1 (Sunday) - 1pm, Work Bee, Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI. Please bring your own gloves, cutters and loppers.

The Blessing of Horse and Rider and Camping Weekend (Friday - Sunday). 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, MI, 734-878-3632. Call to make reservations - limited sites with trees for picketing. Electric corrals ok for other sites. Check website www.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 (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 smell good stuff for you, your dog or horse! We are also pleased to announce that author (and member) Kristine Brickey will have her two published books on hand to be personally signed! These are just some of the vendors, 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

PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. We, the Pontiac Lake Horseman's Association board are excited to tell you that the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Rustic Equestrian Campground is HORSE ONLY!! Yes it's true! On March 9th the MDNR gave us the news at the Equestrian Trails Subcommittee (ETS) meeting! “You must have a horse on site to camp in the Rustic Equestrian Campground at Pontiac Lake.” Unless otherwise specified, we have a maximum of 6 people per campsite, which means 6 horses per site in State Parks.” Other MDNR State Recreation Areas that will enjoy ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2016 (37)

designated horse only camps listed in the memo are the Brighton Recreation Area Equestrian Campground, Ionia Recreation Area Equestrian Campground, Yankee Springs Recreation Area Equestrian Campground and the Waterloo Recreation Area Equestrian Campground, although Waterloo will be shared use from November 14 to April 1st. Pontiac Lake Recreation Trails are clear for riding thanks to Rich Sulla! Rich was already busy early in March clearing away trees, fallen branches and brush. Don't forget that the Highland Trail Rider's first Equestrian only campout is around the corner and although the campground is full, you are always welcome to participate in the days fundraising activ-ities. If you still want to camp, then head on over to the Pontiac Lake Rustic Horse Camp, we'll leave the light on for you! Happy Trails! Please support your local trail organizations as much as possible. PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOCIATION Hello Everyone! The weather is getting warmer and it seems that Spring might be in the air! Our first get together is actually a trail cleaning event. We would love to have your help cleaning up our trails. We had a few days with very strong winds that brought down a few big branches. We also have just general trail cleaning to do. This will be Sunday, May 1st and we will be meeting in the staging area around 10:00. If that is too early for you, please just come when you can. We will be having a potluck lunch that day and anyone that wants to camp the night before, we will be offering camping on Saturday, April 30th. 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 WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. offering lunch and Proud Lake will offer a potluck dinner and camping all weekend. The Circle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 25th. More information on all of our events will be on our website at www.proud laketrailriders.com or our Facebook page as we get closer to the events. If you would like to be a part of our email list, you can get all of the latest details about our events by contacting Nancy Efrusy at Efrusy @yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to add you. The most exciting news of all is the addition of our new pavilion in the staging area. Please come by and check it out. We hope to see everyone soon and enjoy the beautiful weather on the trails! RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI Welcome Spring and welcome show season! RHAM is ready to kick off the start of the year with several clinics leading up to our first show – The RHAM Spring Challenge - which is May 13-15 at Berrien Springs, MI. This show will be judged by 3 judges – Woody Taylor, Trevor Walton, and Chuck Schroeder. Please see our website for a full showbill. As detailed below, RHAM is offering clinics almost every weekend in April. Prices are below. Auditors and spectators are welcome at our clinics - $10/day fee for adults; $5/day for youth. Clinic times are 9am-5pm ET (Michigan Time). Please call or text Jim Harroff at 574-215-6809 if you are interested in a discounted group auditing rate. April 9th, RHAM presents Reining with Dave DeWell and on April 10th, Matt Thomas will teach Basic Cow Work. Participate in both clinics and save $25! These clinics will be held at Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds. Later in April, RHAM presents another Basic Cow Work Clinic with Corey Dahms of TGF Ranch on April 23 & 24. Clinic will be located in Hastings, MI. Ride 1 day for $200 or save $25 and do both days for $375. Lastly, ARHA Judge, Jill Phillips will teach a 2016 Show Season Tune Up at Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds on April 30-May 1. She will be going over a Judge's perspective including a tutorial on score sheets. Emphasis will be on Showmanship and Trail April 30, with focus on Horsemanship and Ranchmanship May 1. Fee is $150/day or save $25 for both days and pay $275. Please see RHAM’s website for forms and further information! RHAM is seeking a 2016 Youth Representative. The Youth Representative participates

in our shows and events and is an integral part of what we do. Please see our website for rules and applications which are due May 1, 2016. The Youth Representative will be announced at the RHAM Spring Challenge show at Berrien Springs – May 13-15, 2016. SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. The 2015 SHTRA Volunteer of the Year award was given to Rosie Johnson. Rosie has been a trail riding member of SHTRA for several years and joined the Board of Directors in 2015. An avid equestrian, she is one of the founding members of the Polka Dot Drill Team. With her willing, friendly attitude she is always asking to help. When the bridge to the island was under construction last spring, she donated equipment and made that project possible. Rosie's advice, helping hands and service are greatly appreciated. She was presented with an embroidered pink jacket at the 2016 annual meeting. See Rosie’s pictures on our Facebook page. The rustic cabin that SHTRA helped create is rentable for 2016 equestrians. This cute, rustic insulated cabin can sleep 4 with bunk bed and couch, table, heat, porta-potty, picnic table, and 4 picket poles! It rents for $60.00 plus registration fee a night. Nearby, the modern cabin rents with showers, microwave and electricity for $96.00 plus registration fee. It also has 4 pickett poles and trail to connect to the trail network. Go to 1-800-44-PARKS or Michigan.gov\reservations to rent. Make plans to camp anytime there with your horses! See pictures of it in our Facebook page. The new SHTRA logo is ready and new apparel and decals are ordered! The logo features the awesome island bridge with horses crossing it. Thanks to Brad Wirostek, an upcoming graphic designer, the outline of the island bridge with pine trees looks really sharp. Our online store will soon be ready thanks to webmaster Barb Drake and helper Todd Ring. We have PayPal to make your ordering easier. Upcoming events are planned for 2016 so check our web shtra.org or Facebook for contact information. 2016 Workbees are TBA pending weather conditions. We are replanking the big woods bridge on the east loop and graveling low areas. Our spring workbee will also tidy up the staging area. Please pick-up poop if you are there and see that someone doesn’t forgot to use their pick. Thanks! Apr. 10th - Rotten Egg Hunt (youth on foot), 2 pm, Staging Area

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May 27-30th - Memorial Day Youth Weekend, 4-H Clubs welcome, fun games! July 1-4th - The PIRATE Ride Weekend, Saturday Christmas in July, Sunday 11-2 pm Great Treasure Hunt, 6 pm Potluck, Monday Patriotic Ride Game! Sept. 2-5th - Labor Day Weekend Trail Games and Root Beer Floats. Sept. 24-25th - KK Judged Trail Ride, Sunday 10-2 pm, 5 divisions. Optional Sat. camping. Oct. 14-16th - Ichabod Crane Weekend, Campsite Decoration, Saturday Chili cook off! Consider joining us with a 2016 SHTRA Membership. We have fun family events with safe trails. Check our website shtra.org (no www. anymore) or contact us on our Facebook page. ~ Marsha Putnam WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI February 27, 2016 WDAMI hosted it's 2015 Year End Award program! Complete with a fabulous luncheon menu, silent auction items and door prizes, Michigan members and their guests enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of comradery and presentations. Our speakers for the program were Joanne Coy and Jessica Shier. Joanne is participating in the WDAA Judges Program and shared the many things she has been learning in the program. An advocate for western dressage and honoring the horse, Joanne has been an avid horse owner and rider for her entire life. Jessica is a WDAMI Board member and she gave an enthusiastic presentation about the Michigan organization. She has been actively involved in preparing and showing for the last few years. Articulate and inspiring, Jess motivates her listeners to get out there and join WDAMI, show and have fun! Thank you, Ladies for your presentations to our program!! Plus, so many thanks to our outstanding WDAMI secretary, Rachel Belcher, for organizing our banquet. She worked in the wings and, as always, made this event a delightful time for all. Western Dressage Association of Michigan Award winners for 2015 include: Rachel Lucas-Open Intro and Open Novice Horse Year End Championships and two high percent ribbons; Chris Potter-Open Basic and Open Basic Novice Horse Championships and two high percent ribbons; Jennifer Kiser-Adult Amateur Intro and Adult Amateur Intro Novice Horse Year End Championships, Adult Amateur Basic Reserve Champion. Adult Amateur Basic Novice Horse Reserve Champion and two high percent ribbons; Kim Nobel-Adult Amateur WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Horse Association & Club News WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI, cont. Basic, Adult Amateur Basic Novice Horse and Adult Amateur Level 1 Year End Championships and three high percent ribbons; Kathy Juhas-Adult Amateur Level 1 Reserve Champion; Mary Lynne Zylstra-Adult Amateur Pony Basic Year End Championship and a high percent ribbon. The Year End Championship winners were awarded the WDAMI Belt Buckle, a beautiful award created for us by the Texas based Lone Star Silversmith Company. The Western Dressage Train the Trainers program being held April 19 and 20, 2016 at the Nottingham Equestrian Center in East Lansing, MI is a program for professionals and amateurs. The clinicians; Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel will be presenting the program and Michigan demo riders will be assisting in their presentation. This horseless clinic is the best way to learn about this rapidly growing sport. As a professional, upon completion of the clinic you will be given access to the TTT logo and you can add this to all of your advertising materials. Go to www. wdaatrainthetrainers.org to sign up! WDAMI is hosting its first Western Dressage Schooling Show June 4, 2016 at the Windy Ridge Ranch in White Cloud, MI. The showbill, prize list and entry form will soon be available at www.wdami.org. We are offering all classes including equitation and suitability. There are limited stabling and camping hook ups available on a first come first serve basis. You can also haul in for the day. Fees for all will be on our website too. Come join us!! WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL We've been getting some decently warm weather lately and I'm sure getting the itch to start riding more and working youngsters. Now, I'm just hoping the mud will dry up a bit so I can actually get into the arena. Don't forget 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 cohost with MApHA will be August 6 & 7, 2016. For 2016, 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.

If you're looking to make a little extra money while showing this summer, sign your favorite show mount up for the WMAR Incentive program. Prize money is given out at the banquet based on the number of points earned in your division throughout the show season. Forms can be found under the “Service Page” on the WMAR website. It appears that 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. 2017 will be our last year at Centreville due to a date conflict. If anyone has a suggestion for another show facility, please let a board member know. We usually need 100-120 stalls, an arena large enough to run our games classes in and the same date. I'm still waiting for information on any news and/or photos of your Appaloosas that you would like to share, 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 new foals out there somewhere! Remember, to stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, be sure to check out the WMAR website at www.wmarapp.org or follow our Facebook page, WMAR. 'til next month…Sharon Clark YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Board Meeting Minutes, March 9, 2016 This meeting was held at Ron & Carla's home starting with a Pot Luck meal at 6:00 pm. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:30. Trail Report: Just a reminder, ORV's can now ride the roads. DNR Meeting Update: We received an email response from the DNR explaining how the Memorandum of Understanding agreement could benefit both the DNR and our Group. By providing a financial report to the DNR helps them gauge the health of our organization and could then qualify for DNR matching funds programs available if we choose to participate. Also not found, as of yet is a Gift and Acceptance form for the Pavilion. Euchre Tournament Update: A big thanks to Sonya & Todd Peters for chairing another successful YSTRA Euchre Tournament held at the Yankee Springs Township Hall. Dr. Rachelle

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Bennecke spoke to us about the wonderful organization, Cancer Families United, explaining that all money stays in South West Michigan, they have all volunteer help so no money goes to salaries. Some money stocks the snack cart in the hospital outpatient chemo floor. YSTRA made $675.00, Skip Burger made a motion to add $145.00. Voted on 7 yes, 4 no, to make a total of $820.00 donation. This makes a total of $1,640.00 donated in 2016 to Cancer Families United from YSTRA. Carla made the motion to send the check now, Ruth 2nd, voted on 12-0. A big thank you to Caledonia Feed Store for donating $150.00 to YSTRA. Please tell them thank you when you shop at their store. Bench Update: Skip got a quote; each bench will cost about $118.00. Ron will be sending in the bench diagram to the DNR for approval. So far we have 6 benches donated: Ruth & Ken Terpening John & Laura Soper Ron & Carla Walker, In Memory of Gene Flint Richard Smith & Kathy Taylor & Mike & Linda Moore, In Memory of Sergeant Lisa Zuk Caledonia Feed Elevator and Consumers Power New Business: Work Bee April 2nd, also Adopt-A-Road clean up: Bring tools to rake leaves, pick-up sticks in camp. Ron will talk with Tom Chaffee to see if he will bring his tractor mounted leaf blower. Also the new Kiosk needs to be painted white on the inside bulletin boards and brown on the outside. Lunch will be provided by YSTRA. Newsletter update: Ron read us what he has written so far and asked for suggestions. A membership form will be included and a reminder that YSTRA dues are due January 1st. This newsletter will be sent electronically to all who have email and mailed to any who does not. Carla Walker brought up the need for road signs at Sager and McKibben roads. Ron will check with Tom regarding these signs. Next meeting will be at the Yankee Springs Horse Camp Pavilion. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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State 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend Don’t have a horse? No worries! There are plenty of activities for non-riders. Whiskey Creek Campground offers an indoor heated swimming pool, full electric hook ups, stocked fishing pond, wi-fi, laundry, playground and so much more! The Trail Ride committee has an agenda sure to please: crafts, t-shirt making, science activities, delicious meals, line dancing, and more! Plan on attending to meet other horse enthusiasts, camp and make great memories. This is a great event for the whole family to share! Camping fees and 6 meals are included with your low registration fee. Registration deadline is June 1st.

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HOW TO INCREASE SUSPENSION by Douglas Puterbaugh When I was asked to write some words on improving suspension, I realized how difficult that is, because the ability to improve the horse's suspension belongs in the category of the riders that do everything else really well. It’s like talking about the improvised cadence at the end of a violin concerto. One must first flawlessly perform the concerto itself. When we talk about “improved suspension” we refer more to brilliance produced by the virtuosity of the rider. The word "improved" has nothing to do with "natural" suspension. It takes quite a lot of skill to develop the brilliance of suspension. The term suspension as I know it refers to the phase of the trot and the canter when all the legs are off the ground. "Improved" suspension has no real value in itself, but it is the beautiful result of correct training, as the horses grows taller in the collection, and grows longer and more brilliant in the extension. Improving the horse's suspension is possible, only if all the stages of the training scale are alive in the work, and really belongs in the sixth category of the training scale. The established training scale every-one is familiar with is set forth by the German Army Riding School in 1912 as: • Takt: (Rhythm and Tempo) • Losgelassenheit: (Relaxation and Suppleness) • Anlehnung: (Rein connection to the hand) • Schwung: (Impulsion) • Geraderichten: (Straightening and Flexion work) • Versammlung: (Collection) Robert Dover once said that suspension is the result of : "The collection being alive in the extension, and extension being alive in the collection." The adjustability is the hallmark of the well trained horse, not his ability to do the lateral movements. Energy To improve suspension the rider must be able to work his horses at their optimum energy level. This is why those rider's

horses are always in peak physical condition. Just as a dancer or skater cannot perform a difficult maneuver without being in shape, a horse cannot develop in DRESSAGE without maximum effort. An old German proverb... "He who is afraid of doing too much always does too little." The rider must have the ability to "wake" his horses up sufficiently, and to make proper use of the "driving aids"- or the rider's legs, and this "waking up" must clearly improve the Losgelassenheit, not that he comes into tension, and produce the all too common "hovering passage" that resembles the horse's natural passage that is produced only when the horse is excited or frightened. This sometimes tempts the less experienced rider to actually favor this passage and unwittingly encourage what the more experienced trainer would try to keep from cropping up. False, hovering suspension is not desirable, because it indicates a deficiency in either the horse's education or the ability of the rider, and clearly show that the first three parts of the training scale are missing. The Grand Prix passage is the pinnacle of the horse's maximum developed suspension and the correct progression towards this air is evident in the transitions into and out of passage more than the passage itself. In order to increase suspension in the horse, the rider must be in possession of these skills: #1) A BALANCED SEAT: The balanced seat will enable the rider to "sit the trot" and make use of the weight aids. The only way I know of to improve the seat are as follows: (A) Rigorous lessons on the lunge line, on a suitable (swinging) horse with an expert handling the horse. The trainer must have a thorough knowledge of lunging as the rider must place all of his trust in the hands of the trainer. I was fortunate enough to have Sonja Vracko for this work in my early part of my education in developing the seat which lasted nearly two years, and involved juggling a ball from one hand to the other in the walk, trot, and canter. I have yet to see this work done effectively since this time, and have seen many strange variations and attempts at it. A

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good video to get is the Carl Mikolka " 30 days to a better seat." (B) Riding well trained horses after they are properly warmed up. #2) GAINING FEEL FOR THE HALF HALT: Gaining skill at half halts takes a long time and is most easily accomplished after the horse has been schooled to properly respond to these aids. The fastest way to learn the use of half halts is to get directly on the horse after the trainer has warmed it up. This doesn't have to be a upper-level horse, and I have seen more people make progress in this then what is more commonly the case which is to buy a schoolmaster and attempt to learn from that schoolmaster all of the movements. This often tempts the loan soldier to buy a schoolmaster and in their ambition and vanity forget that this horse really is a schoolmaster, he is a master of all of the evations whereas the horse that is properly ridden maybe second or third level can produce a lovely half halt in the hand of the rider. And the old schoolmaster that can carry his rider through all the lectures of the Grand Prix and still appear lifeless and dull in his way of going and produce no suspension whatsoever can fail in giving the rider the proper feel to the hand. These skills take as long as they take, and they depend entirely on the rider's drive to develop himself. And remember there are no shortcuts, as Beverly Sills once said: " There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." When the rider feels confident in his or her acquired skills, they can begin the following exercises: (A) To lengthen and shorten the gait. The gait should be lengthened to the same degree that it is shortened and vice versa, gradually stretching the horse's limit. The more advanced horses will be collection to extension, the lower level horses would mean working trot to lengthening the trot and back again. (B) Developing the near halts. The horse is asked for a transition from working trot to the walk, and at the moment before they start to walk the rider drives on again and in that moment the hind legs are driven a little more under and a few steps of suspension are produced. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


(C) Making use of the Cavaletti poles. This is done best without the weight of the rider and the horse must go over the poles slowly. When they lift the leg the trainer makes sure that the horse doesn't just lift the leg in a racking like manner, running over the poles or getting tense. The best example of dressage developing is when the training scale is alive all throughout the work, and is the underlined theme that the whole dressage training is based on. It is when the rhythm is maintained throughout the work, as the horse grows taller in suspension, and longer in the extension, the rhythm stays the same, or nearly the same. That there is no change in the suppleness of the horse, meaning the facial expression stays contented and he stays relaxed mentally and in his muscles. The connection to the hand of the rider remains constant in and out of collection. The rider can always return to lively impulsion at any time throughout the work. The straightness is maintained as the horse grows dull and mechanical as the energy escapes to the side.

mechanical, and disobedient over time, having a deleterious effect on the horse's development. Thorough schooling in the lateral work will serve to improve the horse's suspension and brilliance, as the inevitable result of this work is increased engagement and optimum articulement of the joints. If the horse does not produce more impulsive extensions after these lessons, the lateral work was at best a waste of time.

This defines the perfect dressage session, and we must make allowances for the developing horse to make deviations, as with any performing artist, before it sounded like the sibelius violin concerto it sounded like a lot of other things. Do not be discouraged, because there are no born masters. I hope these exercises proof profitable in your work. Remember that the "improved suspension" we talk about is really more brilliance of the work, and before we push the limits of the horse's artistry, we must first see a horse calmly producing the work, then a horse moving in brilliance with too much severity of tension. For the advanced riders, I deliberately omitted the lessons in the lateral work which greatly improve the horse's suspension and brilliance. The advanced riders know well that the lateral work will not serve to improve the horse gymnastically at all if the rider is not skilled at executing them properly, as all lateral work, especially canter half pass invites an inherent evation that goes unnoticed by the rider, and makes them even more dull,

Author of “The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage.” The book can be ordered online at www.puterbaughdressage.com Please call or email with questions. Douglas Puterbaugh (810) 433-2068 Email: dputerbau@aol.com

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Maybury State Park Improvements by Trevor McGinn, February 14, 2016 It seems like yesterday I was typing the first newsletter talking about what we had accomplished and the direction we are heading, time does move fast. It's now the beginning of 2016 and we had a great year of equestrian improvements. There certainly was much work to do with the $30,000 grant that we received to improve equestrian facilities. We maximized the money through the efforts of park staff and Maybury Trail Riders. Starting in May, we began the process of clearing and leveling the new staging area. The new staging area itself is approximately 2 ½ times the size of the old area that was shared with non-horse vehicles. In June and July we installed drain tiles, crushed concrete, and crushed limestone. The staging area is between 8” and 16” of this base and with the addition of the drain tile it should stay dry in the spring.

Between some of the staging area projects we were approached by the Friends of Maybury wanting to do a trail improvement in regards to drainage. Much like the year before, the Friends wanted to help with repairing some of the old culverts. All together we replaced three culverts, the Friends of Maybury generously donated, along with a great work day. With the

addition of these new culverts, the drainage in these areas should be good for years to come. Since they are longer than the old culverts, the trail will not erode as badly. With the new crushed limestone we acquired through the grant, we will be widening the trail slightly in those areas. In September a small shelter was added in the staging area for equestrian events. The shelter itself was placed over the top of the drain tile clean-outs to protect them from equipment driving through the lot. In the event that the tiles need a clean out, we are able to do that. The clearing directly behind the shelter is where the tiles run, so please do not ride your horses in that area as it could damage the PVC line.

The final thing we worked on this year was the new universally accessible loading block. This was a joint effort between the Maybury Trail Riders and the Park Staff. This loading block is ADA accessible and is located on the trail between the staging area and the Riding Stables. It will require some adjustment with the height next year and possibly a small fence section to corral the horse. Moving forward into next year, we have more projects from the grant to kick off. We have a significant amount of crushed limestone and filter cloth to use on roughly a ½ mile and mile of trail, particularly the first part of the trail heading west out of the staging area. This section of trail is very heavily used by the Riding Stables and needed some improvements.

Other projects for next year include: new mounting blocks, hitching posts, and fire pit/grill combo. The mounting blocks will be placed at each rest area along the trail. The new hitching posts will be added in the staging area. The fire pit will be placed by the new shelter in the staging area. This should make some of the events go better as it will have a cook top that can be flipped over the fire pit, or simply moved back to allow for a nice fire. This project was recently accepted by a life scout for his eagle project. His project will include building and placing loading blocks for each equestrian rest area, building and installing new hitching posts in the new staging area, and fundraising to get a fire pit/grill combination to be placed at the new shelter. His goal is to have this project completed in early summer. As we move into winter it’s important for us to look at what was accomplished in the past year and realize the impact we have made. We are all very happy with the progress and look forward to another year of improvements. To all the volunteers that helped this year, thank you. Your continued support is vital to the long term success of Maybury State Park. We look forward to a great year! Trevor McGinn, Lead Worker Maybury State Park, located in Northville, MI, features 11 plus miles of beautiful trails just for the equine enthusiast!

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SEWING YOUR OWN RAIL SHIRT by Pegg Johnson For the purpose of this article, we will define a rail or pleasure shirt as a Lycra or spandex shirt with a zip front and fold over style collar. The shirt can have appliques and rhinestones on it. Because styles change so quickly, the French style cuffs that were popular for several years have gone out of style, and we will not discuss them in this article. Every pattern is contained in an envelope. which contains the information you need as to sizing, fabric yardage, supplies (zippers, thread, interfacing, etc.) that you will need to complete your garment. Locate this information and use it to select your supplies for your project. In general, the supplies needed will be: Yardage of Lycra or stretch fabric for the shirt, interfacing, contrasting fabric for collar (optional), separating zipper of proper length (measure from base of neck to where you want zipper to stop). If you cannot find a zipper the correct length, purchase one that is longer (see pattern envelope for proper type of zipper to purchase). I am going to assume that this pattern is one of the ones that is currently popular. It does not have princess seaming. There are only 6 pieces to the entire shirt – front, front facing, back, sleeve, collar, and French cuffs (see figure 1). Since French cuffs are now out of style, we will not use the French cuff pattern piece.

Figure 1 HOW TO MEASURE Before you begin measuring, gather all of your measuring tapes together. Lay them side-by-side so that you can see the tip of them. If you have purchased your tape measures from different stores, you may find that the tip of the measure to the one-inch mark is done differently. Some tape measures begin at zero and have a metal clip at that point. The distance from the tip to the one-inch mark will be one inch. Other tape measures have more than one inch from the end of the tip. They have a metal clip on an extended piece that can be as much as one half inch longer than a true one-inch measurement. They will have the metal strip, a space of tape, the zero mark and then the markings to the one-inch mark. As long as you remember to always use the tape starting at the zero mark, then your measurements will be accurate. However, if you forget and use the far end of the tape, you have added a minimum of one half inch to every measurement you have taken. It would not matter so much, but if you measure with one style of tape and then do the fitting with the other style of tape, your garment is not going to fit like you expect. To avoid this problem, it is better to adjust all of your tape measures so that they are exactly the same in length. Contrary to what many of us have been taught, most people cannot ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • APRIL 2016

use a pattern straight from the package. They must customize – or alter – the pattern to fit their personal body style. People often ask me why the garment they made doesn’t fit them like they want it to. This is because the pattern sizing is generic. It is designed for a shape determined by the designer. You may or may not be that shape – hence the need to customize the pattern to fit your body. Proper fit is only acquired by proper measuring. Following the chart below, have someone measure you over the types of garments that you will be riding in. Do NOT attempt to measure yourself – it does not work. Different bras hold you differently. If you measure with one type of bra, but ride with a different type of bra, your shirt may not fit as well as it could. If you wear spanks or girdles under your show clothing, then measurements must be taken over those garments. Everything you change about your body and what you wear affects how the finished garment will fit you.

Figure 2

Using the chart (Figure 2), measure over the fullest part of the bust. Then measure the natural waist, fullest part of the hips, across the back – just above your bra strap. You can also measure shoulder to shoulder if you like – I use the across the back measurement. Measure from the base of the neck to the finished length you want the garment to be. I have people measure the arm length from the armpit to the bone on the base of their hand. Do this with the arm held out – away from the body. Many other seamstresses will measure from the top of the shoulder down or from the neck, across the shoulder and down around a bent elbow to the wrist. The reason I measure the way I do is because there are many times when people send me their measurements. I have no way of knowing where or how they measured. I do not know if they measured from the same starting point that I would consider the starting point. This could be critical in getting the arm length right. By having people measure from the armpit to the hand bone, the accuracy is far better for my custom work. If you are the person doing the measuring and can control the starting point and measuring, then it is totally acceptable and preferred to measure from the neck down. If you are measuring a plus size person, there are several more measurements that you need to take. You need to measure the upper bust (top of bust above the point of bust), lower bust (where bra band sits), biceps, and wrist. I use this same method below every time I measure. While you are looking at the measurements, take a moment to add two inches to the arm length and to the back length. This is your hem allowance. If you cut your pattern to the finished garment measurements, your garment sleeve and hem will actually be too short. So, do this step before you go any further. (62)

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1. Bust 2. Waist 3. Hips 4. Shoulder to shoulder 5. Back length, plus 2” (hem allowance) 6. Arm Length, plus 2” (hem allowance) 7. Neck Height TERM TO KNOW - SEAM ALLOWANCE: A seam allowance is the depth that the pattern designer determined was the correct distance to sew from the raw edge of the pattern piece. Most equestrian wear patterns have a ½ inch seam allowance but many others have a 5/8 inch seam allowance with a ½ inch seam allowance in the neck. People sometimes ask me whether they need to add a seam allowance to the pattern. For the most part, the answer is no. A seam allowance is the depth that the pattern designer determined was the correct distance to sew from the raw edge of the pattern piece. You will have to read the pattern, but most patterns do have the seam allowance built into the pattern. While on the subject of seam allowances, please be sure to read the instructions and determine what the suggested seam allow-ance is. If the seam allowance is ½ inch and you sew 1/8 inch – the garment will be too big when completed. If you sew ¾ inch but the seam allowance is only ½ inch, your garment will be too small. It is important that you know what the seam allowances are for the pattern you are using. Using the body measurements as a guide, check the pattern envelope to determine which size comes closest to your measurements. Do not panic if you wear a size 2 in street wear and

the pattern says you are a size 6. This is because every designer has their own standard for sizing and usually patterns have no correlation to street wear sizing. That is why, when you are sewing your own garment, it is critical that you go by your measurements. Every pattern will have a sizing chart listed. Most of the time, this sizing is listed on the back of the envelope. Sometimes, it is on the flap of the envelope. TERM TO KNOW – PATTERN VIEW: On the front of the envelope, there are pictures or drawings depicting a finished garment made using the pattern contained within the envelope. You may notice slight differences in each of the pictures/drawings. It may be as simple as color blocking or change in collar or the way it is fastened. These are called “views.” Each picture or drawing will have a number or letter beside it. This indicates that if you want your garment to look like this – then you need to use the pattern pieces corresponding to that picture. Now, to add confusion to everything – some views will use the same pattern pieces (like sleeve or back) for most of the garment but then change out some other pieces. 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. To be continued in the next issue of Saddle Up!

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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.

ELECTRO-BRAIDTM 3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

3 Strand 4 Strand 5 Strand

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

WOVEN WIRE

3 Wire 4 Wire 5 Wire

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

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

TREATED SPLIT RAIL

BOARD FENCE $8.00-$9.00 $9.00-$10.00

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

ELECTRIFIED HI-TENSILE

4 Ft. Tightlock $4.50-$5.50

3 Rail 4 Rail

VINYL KOTE

2 Rail 3 Rail (78)

$6.00-7.00 $7.00-8.00 WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


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