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LAKE IDE ADDLERY

www.lakesidesaddlery.com S (734) 449-8617 T O R 200 Barker Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189 E W April 8th & 9th, 2016 I D 15-50% OFF E STOREWIDE*! S Anniversary Anniversary *Excludes dewormers, services and Royal Wire products. A Sale! Sale! No other discounts apply. V Home of EMBROIDERY IMPRESSIONS I Computerized Embroidery Serving Horse Enthusiasts N Located in Whitmore Lake at US-23 & Barker Rd., only minutes from Ann Arbor, Brighton & South Lyon G CONVENIENT DRIVE THRU PARKING FOR ANY SIZE RIG S

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Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2016 4H & PONY CLUB DISCOUNT CARDS START APRIL 1ST

Celebrating

23 Years In Business!

12620 N. Telegraph, Carleton, MI Just East of 275, Exit 5

TRAILERS

Toll Free 1.855.783.6464

SALES, SERVICE & PARTS

www.KelleyTrailers.com

2015 SUNDOWNER 14’ STOCKMAN

ASK US ABOUT OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM!

BP, all aluminum, 6’9” wide, 7’ high MSRP $12,222

ALL 2015’S

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2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 3 horse bumper pull, slant load MSRP $16,870

Call Us For A GREAT Deal! All sale prices, freight, and state fees CCD

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2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 3 horse bumper pull, slant load MSRP $16,870

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$12,025 2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT 2 horse slant load BP, white & one charcoal available MSRP $14,608

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2 horse slant load bumper pull MSRP $13,658

$10,599 2015 SUNDOWNER SUPER SPORT

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MQHA OFFICE 616.225.8211

2015 Year-End Awards Exceeded $30,000!

P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 mqha@hotmail.com

2016 AQHA/MQHA APPROVED SHOW & EVENT DATES JULY 30-31

MARCH 23-27 MQHA Easter EggStravaganza

NMQHA Horse Shows

6 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

2 AQHA/MQHA & NMQHA Approved Shows Midland County Fairgrounds Midland, MI

APRIL 29 – MAY 1

AUGUST 25-28

MQHYA Spartan Spectacular

Lisa Terry Memorial Show

3 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Mason County Fairgrounds Ludington, MI

MAY 13-15 MQHA Great Lakes Spring Circuit

SEPTEMBER 15-18

4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI

MQHA Breeders Futurity & Great Lakes Classic

MAY 27-30

4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion East Lansing, MI

MQHA Summer Series 4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Allegan County Fairgrounds, Allegan, MI

OCTOBER 28-30

JUNE 16-19

MHSA All Breed Youth Show

Jeff Bujack Quarter Horse Shows

1 AQHA/MQHA Approved Show MSU Pavilion East Lansing, MI

3 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows NEW LOCATION! Mason County Fairgrounds Ludington, MI

NOVEMBER 4-6 MQHA Harvest Classic

JULY 5-10

4 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows MSU Pavilion East Lansing, MI

MQHA Harbor Classic 6 AQHA/MQHA Approved Shows Mason County Fairgrounds Ludington, MI

JULY 29 The MQHA has two Facebook pages:

NMQHA All Novice Horse Show 1 AQHA/MQHA & NMQHA Approved Show Midland County Fairgrounds Midland, MI

https://www.facebook.com/ MichiganQuarterHorse Association/?ref=bookmarks

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SPRINGBROOK FARM

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Dr. De Gregorio & Family wish wish THEIR THEIR neighbors neighbors and and friends friends a a very very

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BARN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

EARN ONE FREE WASH for every 10 blankets gathered & organized. Pick-up only. Call by March 31 to schedule & SAVE!

New & Used Horse Tack & Supplies 10199 Onondaga Rd., Onondaga, MI (15 minutes from Leslie, Jackson & Springport)

Nutritional Supplements

517-581-3849 www.thistledewtack.com

28525 Beck Road Ste. 102 Wixom, MI 48393

Please call for available hours

Located in Crossroads Business Center (1/4 mile North of I-96)

248.859.2398

Safe Secure 24/7 Drop Box DROP-OFF PICK-UP SITES

• Superior Quality Wash • Quality Repairs • Horsewear Hygiene Treatment • Water Repellent Treatment • Barn Ambassador Program • Rider Reward Club • Pick-Up & Delivery Available for Barns

Equestrian Facility Now Open! NOW HIRING

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

Part-Time Barn Help

Showing on the MHJA & HJAM Circuits

Hunter/Jumper Riding Lessons

248.207.1366 or 248.672.3593 • Indoor Arena • Heated Observation Room • 16 Stall Barn with Large Box Stalls • Large Outdoor Arena • Top Quality Feed • Bathroom & Heated Tack Room • 30 Acres with Daily Turnout • Large New Pastures • Wash Stalls with Hot & Cold Water

Children and Adults Welcome Beginner thru Advanced

Spring Lesson Special Two Lessons

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

www.West-Wind-Equestrian.com

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CREST VIEW

1-888-869-0842 Toll Free or (517) 676-3410 732 E. Ash St., Mason, MI 48854 Fax (517) 676-6586

We are conveniently located on the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason, Michigan

New Merchandise Is On It’s Way For Our Annual...

Spring Sale April 8, 9 & 10 Join us for fun, shopping, and of course savings!

CREST VIEW TACK SHOP 1st in Service 1st in Selection 1st in Quality

VISIT US AT THE STORE OR CATCH US ON THE ROAD... MARCH 11-13: MHC’s Michigan Horse Expo, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing APRIL 1-3: Hoosier Horse Fair, Indianapolis, IN | APRIL 22-24: Minnesota Horse Expo, Minneapolis, MN

Price Match *

WE ARE OPEN DAILY YEAR ROUND!

Family owned & operated since 1999

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

Find an item at a lower price? Show us and we will match it! * Some restrictions apply

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“Wind Walker Farms has been a life changing farm for me and my horse. I've never seen a trainer with a gift like Tim Scarberry has. The ability to take a horse and rider and bring them together in a natural and grace filled way, no matter what the discipline or style of riding. He has the ability to get to the core of what a horse and/or rider is dealing with and work towards a “life long” solution, not a temporary training fix. Tim Lynn & Tim at the Novi Equestrian Expo has been given a gift from God and I'm so glad he is using it to help me and so many others.” Lynn Elberson, Owner Howell Western Wear

WindWalker Farms Tim Scarberry (810) 287-2415 www.windwalkertraining.com

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It’s Spring Tune Up Time!

Mention this ad and receive 2015 Training Prices! Contact us today to reserve a spot.

LEARN HOW TIM BUILDS A HORSE’S CONFIDENCE AND TRUST! Our goal is to help you build a calm, willing, confident partnership with your horse. We offer private and group clinics. Both you and your horse will benefit from our program. Book your clinic today!

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IN-HAND CLINIC, SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 9:30-3:30 WITH MICHAEL SLOMKOWSKI

Horse Blanket Cleaning & Repair FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY

Learn in-hand training practices, show techniques and grooming for the show ring. Lunch provided. Bring your horse $250 or be an active observer $125. Proceeds will be used towards in home care for Ann. Call 248.756.0393. LESSON PACKAGES

Fiber Luxe Horse Blanket Cleaning

1-800-334-1994 Email us at: flblankets@comcast.net

FRIENDLY STAFF

SHOWCASE STABLES, INC.

P.O. Box 166 Howell, MI 48844

“Where People and Their Dreams Meet!”

(517) 548-4880

BOARDING | TRAINING | BIRTHDAY PARTIES RIDING AND DRIVING LESSONS

A 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Humane Care & Adoption Organization for Horses, Ponies & Donkeys

HORSES’ HAVEN

Call (248) 437-3238 or Michael (248) 756-0393 cell.

Email: horseshavenmi@gmail.com Website: www.horseshaven.org

Owners: Michael & Ann Slomkowski, ann.slomkowski@gmail.com Assistant Trainer & Instructor: Katie Lash 7447 Pontiac Trail Rd., Northville, MI 48168

Visitors welcome by appointment, give us a call

Between 5 & 6 Mile on Pontiac Trail south of South Lyon

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Access to Miles of Trails 4 More Miles to Michigan’s Shore-to-Shore Trail Free Camping w/Round Pen Rental Electricity Water Porta-John No Camper/Trailer? Special Rates Available at Area Inns!

(810) 252-5976 Reservations Highly Recommended

Horse-N-Round Horse Camp 636 Stinson Trail, Luzerne, MI 48636 636 Stinson Trail, Luzerne, MI 48636 Brown Cabin Rd.

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HIGHLAND, MI - 10+ ACRES • ZONED FOR HORSES!

Highland Twp. - 10.05 acre parcel with lots of trees and woods to the rear of property. 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Huron Valley School District. Property includes a 40x64 pole barn with concrete floors and 12 ft. ceiling. Updates include a 3 car garage, vinyl siding, windows, roof, gutters, septic field, Trex deck and more. Zoned for horses. Seller will consider all reasonable offers! Asking $379,900.

HIGHLAND, MI - 20+ ACRES • HORSE READY! PAVED DRIVEWAY!

Highland Twp. - Stunning custom built home on 20.06 acres. Includes 32x60 horse barn with 3 stalls (room for 5 more), wash rack, hayloft and lean-to. 50x32 workshop with 220, concrete floors and gas furnace. 4 fenced pastures and 3 runins. Home sits 2000 feet off Hickory Ridge Road, and offers plenty of privacy. Natural gas, a small pond, and a great location. Huron Valley School district. Offered at $575,000.

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

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

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We can customize any barn design! Call or stop in today for a quote on your next farm project.

WORCH LUMBER FREE DELIVERY

POLE BUILDINGS

(937) 526-4501

30’x40’x12’

40’x64’x14’

www.worchlumber.com

• 1-16’x11’ slide door • 1-3/0 walk-in door • Engineered Truss 4’ on ctr.

• 1-20’x14’ split slide door • 1-3/0 walk-in door • Engineered Truss 4’ on ctr.

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat 7:30am-12 noon

$10,800 Erected

$18,850

48’x80’x14’

60’x120’x16’

• 1-20’x12’ 6” split slide door • 1-24’x14’ split slide door • 1-3/0 walk-in door • Engineered Truss 4’ on ctr.

• 2-30’ x 16’ split slider doors • 1-36” walk door • Engineered Truss 4’ on ctr.

36 N. STEFFINS ST. VERSAILLES, OHIO 45380

$27,250

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

Horse & Pony For Lease

Call us for more information (248) 969-2651 Dorothy was the first Michigan Trainer to complete the “Train The Trainers” clinic in Castle Rock, Colorado

Dorothy Mueller Dorothy is a qualified Western Dressage Association of America trainer working with all breeds & disciplines Western Style Dressage Association of Canada Recognized Judge

Training, Lessons, Clinics & Judging

Ironwood Farm Equestrian LLC CLINICS Available For ALL Breeds Gaited Horses, Ponies & Mules too!

Jessica Shier & Tango Photo taken by CJ Carpenter

www.Facebook.com/western dressage associationmichigan

CALL FOR STALL AVAILABILITY!

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3275 Hagerman Rd., Leonard, MI 48367

248.969.2651 • 313.215.1944 www.ironwoodfarmequestrian.com We are sponsored by Nutrena. Ask us about their feeds for horses!

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Kathie Crowley

248.207.7222

Email: kathie.crowley@yahoo.com

Horse & Country Property Specialist

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

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

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PINCKNEY: Nice updated ranch on 10 plus acres, indoor & outdoor arenas, fenced paddocks with run-in sheds, 4 large box stalls with room for more, tack room, storage barn, heated workshop, private setting. Offered at $424,900.

60 VACANT ACRES IN OAKLAND COUNTY!

HARRISON/CLARE COUNTY: 20+ acres, nice horse set-up, apartment, indoor arena, several fenced paddocks/pastures, 22 box stalls. Offered at $249,900. Additional acreage available with pond and outdoor arena.

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

WANTED/NEEDED: I have qualified buyers looking for horse property. Need indoor arenas or room to build one. Need all types of horse property from small HOBBY FARMS to large EQUESTRIAN ESTATES!

CONSIDERING SELLING YOUR HORSE FARM THIS YEAR? Call me for an evaluation of your property and to discuss a marketing strategy for 2016!

Kathie Crowley 248.207.7222

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

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A Big Thank You To All Our Customers!

Peter Campbell Clinics April 14-17

April 21-24

(Thursday thru Sunday)

(Thursday thru Sunday)

Negley, Ohio

Chelsea, Michigan

Foundation Horsemanship and Horsemanship 2

Foundation Horsemanship and Horsemanship 1

What a way to finish the end of the season! Brenda Knauf & Talarosas Smartasset (aka Hershey) finished Circuit Champion in Open, and Amateur 2 & Under Halter at the MidWest Ranch Horse Classic. They placed 4th and 8th in Showmanship, and 3rd In Hand Trail. We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings!

OFFERING FOR SALE Price for each class is $600

CHIT CHATTY ALICE N/N - 1999 AQHA/IF Brown Mare 15.2 H. Sire An Awesome Mister, Dam: Just Plain Pretty. Alice is open and is ready to breed. This mare has a pretty head and a big soft eye. Has produced Bays, Buckskins, Palomino and Sorrel. Asking $2,500.

Clinics begin 9am daily

CLUES N RUMORS N/N - 1999 AQHA/IF Sorrel Mare 16 H. Sire: Justa Clue, Dam: Rumors Are Fine. Dixie is open and is ready to breed. Last foal was by Mister Tatter March 2015. Broke to ride, but has not been ridden in 5+ years. Asking $2,500. Both mare and sorrel filly $3,500. Filly separate $1,500. TALAROSA BE MINE N/N - 2012 AQHA/IF Chestnut Filly 15 H. Sire: Talarosa Zippo, Dam: Sophia Gentry. 2013 CHAMPION LL BHAM SSS. This filly has been shown successfully in the Ranch Horse Association of MI in 2015. Asking $3,500. 2005 GMC 4500 TOPKICK - 37,500 miles. Comes with topper same color as truck, dark blue. New tires. Excellent condition. Call for the list of extras we have done and added to the truck. Asking $49,900. Call Ken at (517) 927-1333

Never Ridden With Peter Before?

$400 Introductory Fee! That’s a savings of $200!! Chelsea Clinic Only. Mr. Campbell limits his class sizes ~ sign up today! Want to learn more about Peter? Visit him online at:

www.PeterCampbellHorsemanship.com

Yearlings For Sale by Talarosa Zippo & Mister Tatter

Look him up on Facebook under Peter Campbell or simply email his office at trc@wildblue.net

Congratulations to Branson Quarter Horses Stillwater, OK on the purchase of

White O’Morn Farm LLC 14091 Scio Church Road Chelsea, MI 48118

Talarosa Zippo!

734.649.5706 Gail Jackson • gailjackson@mich.com

BK

Simmons Equestrian Center 49053 Fredericktown-Clarkston Rd. Negley, OH 44441

Selective Breeding for Quality & Ability

Betty & Ken Crowell (517) 285-8750 cell.

724.663.5339

Email: bwirenroses80@yahoo.com 4868 W. Walker Rd., St. Johns, MI 48879

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Horse Lovers Dream Home!

Hicks Custom Blanket Care

2954 Honeywell Lake Rd. Milford, MI 48430

734-276-1205

Offered at $399,900

Dexter, MI

We Now Sharpen Clipper Blades! CLEANING AND REPAIR Water Repellant • Micro Biostatic Protection

PICKUP AND DELIVERY

MOTIVATED SELLER HAS REDUCED PRICE TO SELL! Heritage log home on 5 acres overlooks pastures, can accommodate up to 8 horses (per twp.). Enjoy sunrises and sunsets on beautiful wraparound porch! Logs are 8" round white pine from Vermont and provide great insulation. Open floor plan with lots of windows to enjoy views from every room. Galley kitchen with island, all appliances stay. Stone FP (nat or gas) adds ambiance to expansive cathedral ceiling. Spacious 17x13 loft perfect for studio, office or another bedroom. Office plumbed for first floor laundry. Enjoy heated tiled floors in both full baths. Jack and Jill bath upstairs. Beautiful hardwood floors reconditioned May 2015. Detached 2 car garage and barn wired w/220. Barn has 7 stalls, 2 stalls used for hay storage. Conveniently located near parks/recreation areas. Fine craftsmanship throughout! Seller ready to downsize.

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LL TRANSPORTATION

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

Julie Andrews, Realtor (248) 514-5296

248.486.0925

Email: julieandrews@3dxrealestate.com

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

3DX Real Estate, LLC 42705 Grand River, Suite 201, Novi, MI 48375 | 1-888-304-1447

24 Hour Emergency Service Available

HIDDEN CREEK STABLES Email: mustang633@hotmail.com www.hcfs.homestead.com • Webberville, MI

517.376.1592

(call or text)

G ORGEOUS H EATED F ACILITY! • 12x12 Heated Stalls and Tack Rooms • Beautiful Centaur Cenflex Fence • Heated Automatic Waterers in Pasture & Stalls

• Indoor Riding Arena • Two Outdoor Arenas (one competition size)

• Onsite Horse Shows • Show Lessons & Coaching • Youth Horse Camps

NEW OWNERS & RIDERS WELCOME! All Breeds, Riding Styles, and Levels • Pasture Board $225 per month • Stall Board starting at $325 • Horse Training Packages Available Riding Lessons: beginner to show, starting at $20

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Superior Medicine that comes to you! Veterinary Services

ACCURATE, EFFECTIVE, HIGH-TECH LAMENESS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT • ON-SITE DIGITAL X-RAYS AND ULTRASOUND

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(517) 474-4050 or email: info@wholehorsevetservices.com Look us up at

www.WholeHorseVetServices.com EMERGENCIES SEEN 24 HOURS/DAY, 7 DAYS/WEEK WITH COMPASSIONATE CARE!

Serving Southern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana & Northern Kentucky

Pole Buildings

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1-20’x14’ sliding door 1-3’-0”x6’-8” walk door Trusses 4’ O.C.

1-20’x12’-8” sliding door 1-24’x14’ sliding door 1-3’-0”x6’-8” walk door Trusses 4’ O.C.

1-20’x12’-6” sliding door 1-24’x14’ sliding door 1-3’-0”x6’-8” walk door Trusses 4’ O.C.

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MAJESTIC 20 ACRE HORSE RANCH Virtual tour at: http://openhouse-hd.com/GLAR/9750NHartelRd.html

Fabulous Location and Setting - A RARE GEM! Just 2 miles to Grand Ledge and 8 miles to Lansing, Michigan. Hartel Road is a paved road, and the long winding driveway to the home is also paved including the driveway to the barns. The heating system is natural gas, not propane! The highly desired Grand Ledge schools are within 5 minutes. The many stores, restaurants, banks, and churches in Grand Ledge and along West Saginaw from Grand Ledge to the Lansing Mall are within minutes. Only 6 miles to the West Saginaw/I96/I-69 interchange and an easy 14 miles to the MSU campus. Gorgeous Rambling Home built in 1997 with all the amenities to compliment this beautiful horse ranch. The Ranch style home has 4,470 sq. ft. of living area with 2,420 sq. ft. on the main level and an additional 2,050 sq. ft. in the exquisitely finished walkout lower level with many windows and French doors. The rooms are huge and include a gourmet kitchen, spacious first floor laundry room, master bedroom that overlooks the horse paddocks, master bath with a whirlpool tub, double sinks and double shower, 3 ½ baths, cathedral ceilings, Andersen windows, plus many more features! Heated 3 Car Garage has extra depth and width, workbench setup with cabinets, bright overhead lighting, two floor drains, reinforced rafters for overhead lifting, extra electrical box, and a pull down stairway to extra storage above.

Morton 36x48 Horse Barn is state of the art with an attached 30x45 barn for equipment storage and toys. Features include four 12x12 box stalls (room for fifth), rubber matting in stalls, Nelson heated waterers, swing out hay and grain feeders, three Dutch doors, and two barred stall windows with swing down latches. Tack room/office is finished, heated and plumbed for water. Wash area with floor drain in the center of the barn and includes a water hydrant. 12x36 hay loft is above and a saw dust bedding area below. Part of the surrounding acreage includes 5 separate fenced paddocks (approximately 5 ½ acres). The fencing is three board white vinyl with electric wire top rail. Ten matching white gates for easy movement of horses and equipment. Outdoor riding arena is 85x150 with matching vinyl fencing. The barn paddock has a 12x16 run-in with a water hydrant and electricity. The rest of the acreage in rear has lots of wildlife, and is a great area for riding. Offered at $539,000. Call Ted Westfall to view this amazing farm!

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TEAM SORTING PRACTICES Wednesday Nights 6pm-8pm Saturday Nights 6pm (1st, 3rd & 4th Saturdays of the month) Sign-up ends at 5:45 for first draw, $20.00 per person. All riders under the age of 16 must wear ASTI certified helmets. Visit us online for announcements about special auctions & events!

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DAY 1 – 8:00 A.M. START Stock Type Halter Mares – All Ages Stock Type Halter Stallions/Geldings – All Ages Grand/Reserve Stock Type Halter Champion All-Breed Horse Halter/All Sexes/All Ages Tobiano Color S/H Overo Color All Types Pleasure/Saddle Type Halter/All Sexes/All Ages Grand/Reserve Pleasure/Saddle Type Halter Champion Tobiano Color P/S All-Breed Miniature/Pony Halter/All Ages/All Sexes All-Breed Walk/Trot Showmanship (Eng/West) 12 & Under** All-Breed Miniature/Pony Showmanship (Eng/West) All-Breed Horse Youth Showmanship18 & Under (Eng/west) All-Breed Horse Adult Showmanship 19 & Over (Eng/west) YA Novice Showmanship (Eng/west) 18 & Under (Not ROM) YA Western Showmanship 13 & Under YA Western Showmanship 14 – 18 AM Novice Showmanship (Eng/west) 19 & Over (Not ROM) AM Western Showmanship Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Western Showmanship Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM Western Showmanship Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 YA Halter Mares YA Halter Geldings AM Halter Mares AM Halter Stallions/Geldings All-Breed Miniature/Pony Jumping In Hand-Hunter Type All-Breed Miniature/Pony Trail In Hand All-Breed Horse Trail In Hand Hunter Type Halter – All Ages/All Sexes Grand/Reserve Hunter Type Halter Champion YA English Showmanship 13 & Under YA English Showmanship 14 – 18 AM English Showmanship Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM English Showmanship Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM English Showmanship Jr, Exhibitor 19 – 39 All-Breed Miniature/Pony/Horse Driving Show Hack Three Gaited & Park YA Three Gaited & Park AM Three Gaited & Park Hunter Under Saddle YA Hunter Under Saddle 13 & Under YA Hunter Under Saddle 14 – 18 AM Hunter Under Saddle Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Hunter Under Saddle Sr. Exhibitor 40-54 AM Hunter Under Saddle Jr. Exhibitor 19-39 All-Breed English Pleasure Youth 18 & Under All-Breed English Pleasure Adult 19 & Over English Pleasure – All Types/All Sexes English Pleasure P/S English Pleasure Sr. Horse S/H English Pleasure Jr. Horse S/H YA Novice English Pleasure 18 & Under (Not ROM) YA English Pleasure 13 & Under YA English Pleasure 14 – 18 AM Novice English Pleasure 19 & Over (Not ROM) AM English Pleasure Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM English Pleasure Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM English Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 All-Breed English Equitation Youth 18 & Under All-Breed English Equitation Adult 19 & Over YA Novice English Equitation 18 & Under (Not ROM) YA English Equitation 13 & Under YA English Equitation 14 – 18 AM Novice English Equitation 19 & Over (Not ROM) AM English Equitation Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM English Equitation Sr. Exhibitor 40-54 ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2016

AM English Equitation Jr. Exhibitor 19-39 All-Breed Disciplined Rail English Disciplined Rail English YA Disciplined Rail English 13 & Under YA Disciplined Rail English 14 – 18 AM Disciplined Rail English Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Disciplined Rail English Sr. Exhibitor 40-54 AM Disciplined Rail English Jr. Exhibitor 19-39 All-Breed Ideal Pinto English (Halter/Performance) Ideal Pinto English P/S Ideal Pinto English S/H YA Ideal Pinto English 13 & Under YA Ideal Pinto English 14 – 18 AM Ideal Pinto English Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Ideal Pinto English Sr. Exhibitor 40 - 54 AM Ideal Pinto English Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 DAY 2 – 8:00 A.M. START Western Dressage – Basic Level 1 Test 3 All-Breed Western Dressage Intro Level-Test 4 All-Breed Trail – All Ages Trail YA Trail AM Trail All-Breed Walk/Trot Trail (Eng/west)** All-Breed Lead Line (8 & Under) N/C All-Breed Walk/Trot Pleasure (Eng/west) 12 & Under** All-Breed Walk/Trot Pleasure (Eng/west) 13 & Over** All-Breed Western Pleasure Youth 18 & Under All-Breed Western Pleasure Adult 19 & Over Western Pleasure P/S Western Pleasure Sr. Horse S/H Western Pleasure Jr. Horse S/H Western Pleasure All Sexes/All Types YA Novice Western Pleasure 18 & Under (Not ROM) YA Western Pleasure 13 & Under YA Western Pleasure 14 – 18 AM Novice Western Pleasure 19 & Over (Not ROM) AM Western Pleasure Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Western Pleasure Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM Western Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 All-Breed (Eng/west) Equit/HMS Walk/Trot 12 & Under** All-Breed (Eng/west) Equit/HMS Walk/Trot 13 & Over** All-Breed Western Horsemanship Youth 18 & Under All-Breed Western Horsemanship Adult 19 & Over YA Novice Western Horsemanship 18 & Under (Not ROM) YA Western Horsemanship 13 & Under YA Western Horsemanship 14 – 18 AM Novice Western Horsemanship 19 & Over (Not ROM) AM Western Horsemanship Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Western Horsemanship Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM Western Horsemanship Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 All-Breed Disciplined Rail Western - All Ages Disciplined Rail Western YA Disciplined Rail Western 13 & Under YA Disciplined Rail Western 14 – 18 AM Disciplined Rail Western Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Disciplined Rail Western Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM Disciplined Rail Western Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 All-Breed Ideal Western - All Ages (Halter/Performance) Ideal Pinto Western P/S Ideal Pinto Western S/H YA Ideal Pinto Western 13 & Under YA Ideal Pinto Western 14 – 18 AM Ideal Pinto Western Elite Exhibitor 55+ AM Ideal Pinto Western Sr. Exhibitor 40 – 54 AM Ideal Pinto Western Jr. Exhibitor 19 – 39 YA Western Bareback Horsemanship 18 & Under

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YODER BROS. LARGE HORSE AND CARRIAGE SPRING CONSIGNMENT

EXPECTING 300+ HORSES

AUCTION

Catalogs will be sent to past buyers and sellers!

Located at: Isabella County Fairgrounds, Mt. Pleasant, MI - From Rosebush, 4 Miles South on Old Mission to Isabella County Fairgrounds, 500 N. Mission, Mt. Pleasant. Follow Yoder Bros. Auction signs.

H APPROX. 100 DRAFTS, 100+ DRIVING HORSES H H APPROX. 150 RIDING HORSES & PONIES H 100+ CARRIAGES AND CARTS H H HARNESSES H 100+ SADDLES H EQUINE TACK H

SATURDAY, MAY 7TH, 2016 @ 9:00 AM CONSIGNMENTS WELCOME!

4 AUCTION RINGS

H SALE SCHEDULE H RING #1 RING #2 RING #3 RING #4

9:00 a.m. Draft Horses and Haflingers followed by Driving Horses at approx. 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. Miscellaneous Equine Tack 9:30 a.m. Saddles followed by Collars and Harnesses 11:00 a.m. Riding Horses and Ponies

HORSE SALE CATALOG DEADLINE APRIL 18, 2016

~ CONSIGNMENT INFORMATION ~ We will start taking carriage and tack consignments on Thursday, May 5th, and Friday, May 6th, 2016 - 8:30am to 4:30pm. Carriages and horses can be brought Saturday morning on sale day. NOTE: We will not be accepting any small horse tack on sale day. Please, no horses with balking problems.

~ HORSE INFORMATION ~ HORSES MUST BE CONSIGNED EARLY! ~ We will be reserving horse numbers and will have a horse sale catalog. Mail a $12.00 non-refundable catalog and sign-in fee per horse (no catalog fee for ponies sold in riding ring). Send your name, address and phone number with horses name, age, breed, sex, and comments to Yoder Bros. Auction Service, 9494 S. Rodgers Ave., Clare, MI 48617. Catalogs will be sent to over 2,000 buyers and sellers of past years! Catalog deadline April 18, 2016!

NOTICE: CONSIGN YOUR HORSES EARLY. HORSES MUST BE CONSIGNED PRIOR TO SALE DAY. ALL HORSES MUST HAVE A CURRENT NEGATIVE COGGINS TEST.

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NEW Expanded Jumper Division!

FOR ALL SHOWS: Please call ahead for stabling, as it is limited and usually sells out.

WINTER SERIES SCHOOLING SHOWS

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April 16th

April 9th • May 7th (WBF Finals)

TWO INDOOR ARENAS!

Prize list for both series available at www.willowbrooke-farm.com

HORSES FOR SALE Icey - 9 yr old, 15.3 H bay TB mare. Forward thinking, jumps small course. Will be ready to show summer. Great combined training prospect. Eligible for TB programs, $1800. Frequent Reward - 7 yr old, 15.2 H dark bay TB mare. Trots lines. Eligible for TB programs, $1200. SammyLynn - 5 yr old, 16 H bay TB mare. Cute, just started over fences. Eligible for TB programs. $1000. Leroy’s Deputy - 8 yr old, 16 H bay TB geld. Some dressage training, started over fences. Trixie - 7 yr old, 16.1H bay TB (unraced) mare. Jumps around, swaps leads. Has done schooling shows and MHJA shows at 2’6” successfully. Lots of step. Ready to move up. Lewis - 11 yr old, 16.3H bay TB gelding. Has been used in lessons and shown thru the 2’9” divisions at the MHJA shows successfully. An IHSA favorite. Annie - 9 yr old, 15.2 H cute dun mare. Great first horse. Jumps around, swaps leads, very honest, great on trails and to take camping. Only selling due to owner surgery. We are part of the CANTER (TB rehoming) program and have several companion or light riding horses. Others available. Prices range from $500 on up. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2016

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BOARDING - 45 acres, lots of turnout (flexfence), automatic waterers outside, 2 indoor arenas (65 x 200 and 100 x 200), new outdoor arenas, 10x12 stalls, tack rooms, wash rack, observation room with Absopure water cooler, fridge, microwave, TV/DVD player, restrooms, large parking lot. Quality feed program with professional staff. More information/class list/entries on our website at www.willowbrooke-farm.com

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Saddle Up! Magazine News Briefs

AHC Announces Hickey Retirement The American Horse Council (AHC) Board of Trustees announced today that James J. (Jay) Hickey Jr., who has served as the president of the American Horse Council since June, 1993, will retire on June 30, 2016 and that a search committee has been formed to select his successor. The AHC represents all segments of the horse industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies. “In his quiet and unassuming manner, Jay Hickey closely observed every issue that could have some effect on the American Horse Council's constituents and then provided them with astute guidance for more than two decades,” said Dr. Jerry Black, the chairman of the American Horse Council and the Director of the Equine Reproduction Laboratory and the Equine Science Undergraduate Program at Colorado State University. “He has been a beacon of integrity, a trusted colleague and a good friend to countless people in the horse industry and he has been equally well regarded by Members of Congress and their staffs.” Hickey, who grew up in Washington, DC and is a longtime resident of Chevy Chase, MD, received an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Georgetown. He joined the American Horse Council staff in 1989 and succeeded the late Rich Rolapp as president in June 1993. During Hickey’s tenure, the AHC has been involved in virtually every major federal law and regulation that affected the horse industry. This includes breeding, racing, showing, health and welfare, and recreation. Under Hickey's direction, new committees were formed to represent specific segments of the horse industry. The AHC also coordinated economic impact studies on the state and national level and was a driving

force behind the formation of the Congressional Horse Caucus, the Congressional Cavalry, the Unwanted Horse Coalition, and the AHC's marketing alliance, known as Time to Ride. “The horse council's success flows from the great support it receives from the horse industry and the hundreds of people who have served as trustees, committee chairs, and committee members,” Hickey said. “It has been a great experience being involved in the horse industry, primarily because of the people I have been able to meet and work with. But now it's time to ride off into the sunset.” The AHC has formed a search committee to identify candidates to succeed Hickey. Interested applicants may send resumes to the following site: http://www.indeed. com/job/president-be177ebd7b8212e9 The American Horse Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum is scheduled for June 12-15, 2016 in Washington D.C.

Support the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act Today A June, 2013 study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the Forest Service has a deferred trail maintenance backlog that exceeds $500,000,000, and only one-quarter of the agency’s 158,000 miles of trails meet the agency’s standard for maintenance. This maintenance backlog is causing access and safety issues for equestrians and all trail users on National Forests. The National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (S.1110) would direct the Forest Service to take several key actions to help address the trail maintenance backlog. These actions include development of a national strategy to expand the use of volunteers and partners in National Forest trail maintenance and creation of a priority trail maintenance program to identify and direct resources to areas with the greatest need for trail maintenance. This bill is strongly supported by the American Horse Council. The AHC urges all recreational riders and trail users to contact their Senators and ask them to support the National Forest Service Trail Stewardship Act of 2015 (S.1110) and to please co-sponsor this legislation.

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Walking Horse Owners’ Assoc. Supports AHC Welfare Code The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is the latest organization to endorse the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Welfare Code of Practice. The AHC Welfare Code of Practice is a broad set of principles designed to establish good welfare procedures for organizations to follow to “Put the Horse First.” The code outlines in broad strokes what principles organizations are committed to in breeding, training, competing, transporting, enjoying, and caring for their horses. The code encourages everyone to consider the health, safety, and welfare of their horses in all aspects of their activities, including the social and ethical issues. "The Walking Horse Owners’ Association is proud to stand with the American Horse Council in endorsing their Welfare Code of Practice. WHOA remains committed to the well-being of every Tennessee Walking Horse. One of our primary goals is to encourage every owner to place among their top priorities the health, safety, and welfare of their horses. Our endorsement of the AHC Welfare Code of Practice is an additional step toward accomplishing this goal," said Dee Dee Miller-Sale, President of the Walking Horse Owners’ Association. The Walking Horse Owners Association (WHOA), headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was founded in 1976 to represent the interests in all matters pertaining to the sound Tennessee Walking Horse. WHOA's goals are to advocate for fair and equal treatment of all members and to promote and protect the welfare of the breed. WHOA develops and supports programs that increase the value of Tennessee Walking Horses and enhances members’ experiences with their horses. The AHC’s code is not intended to supersede an organization’s rules or regulations. Any organization’s more specific rules still govern activities sanctioned and regulated by the organization. Rather the code is a compliment to any such rules and restates the WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


AHC Welfare Code, cont. principles to be followed by breed registries, trade associations, various disciplines and the horse community as a whole in pursuing their equine activities. To review the AHC Welfare Code of Practice, a list of the 53 organizations supporting the code, and a FAQs page, please visit the AHC Website at www.horsecouncil.org. About the American Horse Council As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities. Organized in 1969, the AHC promotes and protects the industry by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry on behalf of all horse related interests each and every day. The AHC is member supported by individuals and organizations representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horsemen's associations to horse shows, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils. Join the American Horse Council by visiting them online at www.horsecouncil.org

Buy and Sell at Equine Affaire’s “Marketplace” Consignment Shop this April in Columbus, OH Make plans now to both buy what you and your horse need and sell what you don’t at The Marketplace at Equine Affaire from April 7-10 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The Marketplace will be a consignment store in the Bricker Annex where you’ll have a great opportunity to sell your unwanted equine and equestrian items for up to four days to the tens of thousands of avid horsemen who attend Equine Affaire, as well as browse through a variety of consigned

items and discover bargains on the things you need to get ready for the next riding season. Where else can you find more potential buyers for your unwanted equine and equestrian items while also enjoying the ultimate horse-related educational program and equestrian shopping experience than Equine Affaire, the largest “horse fest” in North America? Take a break from advertising your items online and let the staff at The Marketplace display and sell your tack, apparel, and other horse-related items to customers who will be able to see your items first hand and make their purchases on site. Equine Affaire’s staff will take care of selling your consignments (at prices that you set) while you enjoy Equine Affaire’s fantastic program of clinics, seminars, and demos - and then pay you in cash for sales made at the event! With cash in hand, you'll have additional spending power to shop for used items at the Marketplace and new merchandise at Equine Affaire’s phenomenal trade show. Best of all, the consignment fees at the Marketplace will be lower than those at other consignment venues in the region! “The Marketplace is now in its fourth year at Equine Affaire and it has proven to be a very popular feature of the event,” reported Eugenia Snyder, President of Equine Affaire, “Hundreds of saddles of all kinds have been consigned and sold the past couple of years, and consignors have had great success selling everything from tack and show apparel to training equipment, blankets, and other horse-related, items. We're anticipating another increase in both consignors and consigned items this year - as word has gotten out about this easy way to sell unwanted items.” Consigning will be easy! Each consignor will pay a non-refundable consignment registration fee in order to open a consignment account and receive a consignment number. The registration fee will be $5, if you register before the event, and $10, if you register at the event. If you register in advance, the consignment process will be expedited when you arrive at event, giving event attendees more time to see and purchase your items and giving you more time to enjoy Equine Affaire! Consignment forms are available online or by calling Equine Affaire; the deadline for advance

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registration is April 1st. The Marketplace will retain a consignment fee in the amount of 35% of the purchase price of each item sold at a price of $200 or less, 30% of the purchase price of each item sold at a price of $201$499, and 25% of the purchase price of each item sold at a price of $500 or more. The consignment fee will be based on the selling price before taxes and will be deducted from the total amount paid to you. The Marketplace will collect and file all required sales taxes on behalf of consignors. Shop for quality consigned items Are you seeking used tack or equipment because you have a new horse or you’re riding your horse in a new discipline? Are you a first-time horse owner who needs to outfit your horse or yourself? Have you or your children outgrown your show clothes and do you need to invest in new riding apparel for the upcoming show season? The Marketplace at Equine Affaire will be open for sales on Thursday, April 7, from 11:00am-7:00pm, on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, from 9:00am-7:00pm, and on Sunday, April 10, from 9:00am-3:00pm. Merchandise will be organized and displayed to make finding the items you are seeking easy and purchases may be made in cash or by credit card (Visa, MC, Discover); no checks. All sales final. For detailed information on The Marketplace at Equine Affaire including consignment guidelines, consignment forms, and a list of items that will be accepted for consignment, visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the “Participate” link to the Marketplace page. You may also contact Kristen Gump at (740) 845-0085, ext. 104 or kgump@equineaffaire.com for everything you need to know to consign and sell. You can also sell your horse at the 2016 Equine Affaire! In case you haven’t heard, you can rent a “For Sale” stall at Equine Affaire this April and market your sale horse directly to the thousands of equestrians who will be attending the show. For details on how to rent a stall and sell your horse(s) at Equine Affaire, visit equineaffaire.com, click on the Ohio event, and follow the “Exhibit” link to the Sell Horses page. Or you can contact Karin Brennan at kbrennan@equine affaire.com or (740) 845-0085, ext 112 for everything you need to know to bring your horse(s) to Equine Affaire to sell them. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


NORTH AMERICAN TRAIL RIDE CONFERENCE Danamyte Explodes to Take Top National American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) Award Danamyte, a.k.a. Dana, a bay Arabian mare owned and ridden by Esther Diaguila of Havana, Florida was named the winner of the North American Trail Ride Conference's (NATRC) highest award, the 2015 President's Cup, at the National Convention held February 19-20, 2016 in Reno, NV. The Cup is awarded to the high point horse in the nation. Proudly, Esther says, “Dana is an awesome little mare (only 14.2 h) but with a heart as big as all outdoors. She will go where I ask and do what I ask.” After purchasing Dana, it was touch and go as to whether or not Esther was even going to keep the filly. Dana was so laid back! As Esther explains, “We're talking full Arabian here. All the other Arabians I've owned were full of fire. Dana accepted all her ground training, saddling and mounted training so calmly, without a fuss. Perfect for competitive trail riding. I love it. She does have her moments and opinions. She is a mare, after all.” In their quest for the Cup, they earned the numerous high point awards: Arabian, the Jim Menefee Memorial overall combined horse and horsemanship, lightweight horse, lightweight horsemanship, and lightweight team in their region. They took home a National Championship and the mare's 1,000 mile award. “I couldn't have accomplished all this without the help of my husband, Paul, and my many friends in NATRC. Paul and three others conspired to convince me that Dana and I could do it. We had a lot of fun, some horrendous rides, and even a few scary moments, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything.” A few of their memorable moments could be short stories in their own right. There was the Biltmore ride where she and Patty Lucas were 45 minutes behind the maximum completion time and galloped 16 miles to catch up. And, there was the time Esther watched in her rear view mirror as a fender

and hubcap, torn off the trailer by a blowout, flew through the air at a police car behind them. Some moments were downright funny like finding dead minnows in a shower stall at a camp ground. The greatest moment was handing in her # at the last ride knowing Dana had earned the President’s Cup. NATRC competitive trail rides are challenging, educational, and fun. They are open to all breeds and folks from all disciplines. The judges value the horses’ performance and the riders’ horsemanship. Riders are invited to see what they and their horses can achieve. Visit www.natrc.org.

Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp named beneficiary of Jackson Jr. Welfare League's Annual Gala Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp has been selected as the beneficiary to receive proceeds from Jackson Junior Welfare League’s Midnight in Paris themed annual Gala which took place on Saturday, February 27 at the Ella Sharp Museum. Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp, a Jackson County 4-H Proud Equestrians Program, is a free therapeutic horseback riding program where children with special needs enjoy the challenge of learning a sport that is fun and physically, socially and emotionally beneficial. The Midnight In Paris Gala featured live and silent auctions, dancing and refreshments within the beautiful atmosphere of the Ella Sharp Museum. Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp, an all volunteer-run program, takes place on six Saturday mornings between June 18, 2016 and July 30, 2016. Participating youth will learn stable management and horseback riding skills, while provided with an opportunity to overcome the challenge of their disabilities and gain self confidence. Each summer, approximately 24 youth participate in the Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp program, assisted by side-walkers and horse owners who volunteer with their calm, gentle horses. Funds raised at the Gala will be used for

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Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp's operational costs and to refurbish and replace existing equipment. Contact Laurie Mead at the Michigan State University Extension Office at 517-788-4292 for information about volunteering at Sitting Tall Cracker Jack Camp this summer. For more information about the program, you can visit Sitting Tall’s Cracker Jack Camps Facebook page.

Prize Money Announced for Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) and Great American Insurance Group are pleased to announce the prize money for the 2016 Great American/USDF Regional Dressage Championships Series, presented by SmartPak and supported by Merial. Prize money totaling over $180,000 will be awarded at the 2016 Great American/USDF Regional Championships, divided evenly among the nine regions and 35 divisions that are offered, allowing each region to present competitors with over $20,000 in prize money and awards. Champions in each region and division will receive $343 in prize money and an embroidered jacket and gift certificate provided by SmartPak, official supplement feeding system of USDF. Reserve champions in each region and division will receive $229 in prize money, along with a saddle pad provided by the Great American Insurance Group, title sponsor of the championships. “It is with great pleasure that we continue to provide recognition to these outstanding competitors through our sponsorship of the regional championship program,” stated Kathy Sedlak, Great American Insurance Group Assistant Vice President of the Equine Division. “We’re so pleased that through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to see this program continue to grow and be so well received by USDF members,” adds Stephan Hienzsch, USDF Executive Director. For more information about the Great WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


American Insurance Group/USDF Regional Dressage Championships, please visit the USDF website at www.usdf.org, or contact the USDF office at regchamps@usdf.org. About the USDF: Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email usdressage@ usdf.org, or call (859) 971-2277.

Awards Abound at USPC Annual Meeting & Equine Symposium Orlando, FL hosted the 2016 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium held February 4-7. The over 500 attendees were treated to more than 60 educational workshops, presentations, and interactive learning experiences on a variety of equine topics. Most of the fun was held in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Orlando. Representatives from 42 Pony Club Regions, including Alaska and Hawaii, were on hand working to improve Pony Club programming for members and future members. Workshops and presentations were well attended, as well as other activities including the Trade Fair, Silent Auction, Research Fair, and Anatomy Room. Friday’s sessions included honoring the inductees into the Academy of Achievement for 2016: Marc Donovan and Linda Zang. Many Pony Club awards were presented at the Saturday morning Meeting of the Corporation. Three clubs received 50 year awards and eight clubs received 25 year awards. Upper Level members received special recognition as nine members were awarded A-level certification plaques. The Brookfield Land Conservation Award was presented to Wasatch Pony Club, Intermountain Region and Run O’ The Mill Pony Club, Lake Shore Region. The Flash Teamwork Award went to Claim Jumper Pony Club, Middle California Region. For more information on honored clubs and members, visit http://blog.ponyclub.org/.

The Saturday night Banquet and Dance were highlights for many attendees as they honored the recipients of the Founders Awards for 2015: Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III, Alita (Bunny) Hendricks, Nancy Ambrosiano, Michael Amos, and Judith Fannin. Current members; Anthony Kuenzi and Mia Volpenesta helped to kick off the 2016 Annual Fund with stories about celebrating the future of Pony Club. More than 350 people attended the banquet and danced the night away. It was announced that the 2017 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium will be held January 26-29 at the Westin LA Airport Hotel, in Los Angeles, CA, hosted by the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. and assisted by the Camino Real Region.

Milestone Club Anniversaries Honored at USPC Annual Meeting & Equine Symposium Every year at USPC’s Annual Meeting, held February 4 - 7, 2016, clubs are recognized for their dedicated longevity with Pony Club. The Club Milestone Award is awarded when a club reaches either its 25th or its 50th anniversary. This year we had a total of eleven clubs reach a milestone anniversary. During the Meeting of the Corporations on Saturday morning, eight clubs celebrated their 25th Anniversary by receiving a 25 Year Club Milestone Award. Those clubs include; Huntsville Pony Club (Midsouth Region), Mad River Pony Club (New York/Upper Connecticut Region), Mountain Laurel Pony Club (Eastern Pennsylvania Region), Mt. Hood Pony Club (Oregon Region), Norfolk Hunt Pony Club (Central New England Region), Northern Mines Pony Club (Sierra Pacific Region), Saint John's River Pony Club (Sunshine Region), and Timber Ridge Pony Club (North Central Prairie Region). Celebrating even bigger milestones, three clubs were honored this year with the 50 Year Club Milestone Awards. Those clubs include; Rockingham Pony Club (Central New England Region), Saint Croix Pony Club (Sunshine Region), and Southern Illinois Pony Club (Midsouth Region). “The 2017 USPC Annual Meeting and Equine Symposium will be hosted by The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. and assisted by the Camino Real Region at the Westin LA Airport Hotel, in Los Angeles, CA. We look forward

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to congratulating additional clubs who reach these milestones,” stated Karol Wilson, USPC Director of Member Services and Regional Administration. About Pony Club - The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation's top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony Club also offers educational opportunities to a growing number of adults through Horsemasters membership.

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EVERY MONTH! Now when you run a classified (30 words) in Saddle Up! Magazine, it is free of charge. It can be for a horse for sale, trailer, help wanted, whatever you need. Please Note: We do not count your contact information. Each additional classified ad in the same issue is $15 (30 words). What’s the catch? There always has to be one doesn’t there. You can email your ad, fax it, snail mail it, place it on our Facebook page or even on our website, but no, you cannot call us by phone and place your free classified, sorry. You also cannot ask us to run the ad more than one month, but you CAN resubmit it as often as you wish by the method of your choice each month by the 15th (our deadline). Thank you for your support, Cindy Couturier, owner Saddle Up! Magazine WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


Open Miniature Horse & Pony Show Saturday, May 21, 2016

Helping those in the equine industry promote their barn, club or organization through apparel embellished with rhinestones, screen print or embroidery.

9:00am • Judge TBD

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Miniature horses and ponies do not need to be registered. Miniature donkeys welcome! $4.00 donation per class High Point Awarded in Every Age Division Silent Auction

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Johanna Wilson (269) 967-5340 johamwil77@att.net For complete showbill visit: Proceeds to benefit the Mini Whinnies 4-H Club

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Harper Creek Stable, Steve and Deena Hamilton, and the Mini Whinnies 4-H Club are not responsible for loss, damage or death of any persons or animals attending this show.

Michigan Horse Council Promoting and Protecting Michigan’s Equine Industry Since 1973!

Michigan Horse Council

Now Offering Liability Insurance To Individual and Family Members A $1,000,000 personal excess liability insurance is included with each enhanced individual or family MHC membership! Individual Enhanced Membership - $38.00 Family Enhanced Membership - $60.00 (We’re sorry that this insurance is not available for equine industry professionals)

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

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Not everyone is audited in the first place. But most audits of horse owners involve those who have a history of losses with large tax deductions taken against large principal sources of income. Although the horse and ranching industries are big forces in the American economy because they help fund many related industries and workers, the IRS takes a skeptical view towards taxpayers who have a history of losses in these areas. But at the same time, taxpayers who go to the effort of pursuing their cases in IRS Appeals or Tax Court usually can get a better opportunity to have a satisfactory result. It will still be necessary to have some strong evidence that your activity is in-fact conducted in a businesslike manner, and plenty of documentation and witnesses, in order to determine just how you could make a profit in this activity over time. John Alan Cohan is an attorney representing people in federal and state tax disputes, IRS appeals, and Tax Court litigation, and is a longstanding author of a legal advice column published in numerous sporting magazines. In addition, he advises organizations on compliance with newly enacted laws and regulations. John is also author of the book, Turn Your Hobby Into A Business – The Right Way. He can be reached at (310) 278-0203, or email at johnalancohan@aol.com. Visit his website: JohnAlanCohan.com

Jurisdiction of US Tax Court By John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law For most people their encounter with the IRS ends at the audit phase: Taxpayers will often agree to pay whatever the IRS says they owe. In situations where the auditor claims your activity is a hobby, not a business, this can have long-lasting and adverse consequences because deductions against outside income would be disallowed. If you choose, you can appeal an audit determination to IRS Appeals and, if that is not successful, to Tax Court. The IRS is a large bureaucracy, but the procedures are fairly clear in that taxpayers are given ample opportunity, if you follow the procedures, to contest determinations that are made at the audit level. The “philosophy” in IRS appeals, for the most part, is to seek a fair settlement of cases. Often, if you have strong evidence on your behalf, the appeals officer will end up conceding the case in its entirety, and you walk away owing nothing. However, in other instances, a settlement might be based on a percentage that you agree to pay. If a large amount of money is at stake, the appeals proceeding usually requires representation by a tax attorney. The U.S. Tax Court is a Federal court established by Congress to provide a forum in which taxpayers can dispute IRS tax deficiencies assessed against them. This is a court of last resort for taxpayers, if the matter has not been settled in IRS Appeals. In order to file a petition in Tax Court, you must await receipt from the IRS of a “90-day letter,” also known as a deficiency notice. This letter triggers a 90-day period in which you must file a petition or the IRS assess-ment will become final and unappealable. The Tax Court is composed of presidentially appointed judges who are well versed in tax law. Although the Court is physically located in Washington, DC, court sessions are held throughout the country, so that the lawyer who files your case can designate a city convenient to you. The advantage of Tax Court is that you have the opportunity, once again, to settle your case. Your representative must be familiar with the extensive Tax Court rules and procedures. If the case is not settled with IRS counsel, the judge will hear your case. No juries are involved. Depending on the judge, and depending on the strengths of your case, you may or may not win. You will have the opportunity to present witnesses on your behalf, including expert witnesses. The taxpayer usually will be a key witness to testify as to your intentions and expectations in carrying on the activity. You will need to explain your method of record keeping, articulate what the business plan was, what efforts were made to cut down on costs and increase revenue, who was em-ployed as trainers, how decisions were made on acquisition of horses, breeding, racing, showing and selling. If there were setbacks, such as casualty losses or econ-omic downturns, these also will need to be narrated. Some Tax Court judges are more sympathetic than others on the trials and difficulties horse owners face – whether in racing or breeding – to make a profit. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2016

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

Held at the farm 11771 US-223, Onsted, MI 49265

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Have you ever wondered why you placed the way you did at a horse show? Wouldn’t it be nice to have time for more feedback from the judge so you can become more successful?

NOW YOU CAN! MSU 4-H Horse Programs Presents TWO Warm-Up Horse Shows with Judge’s Feedback NORMA AGNEW MEMORIAL MSU HAIRY HORSE SHOW Sunday, April 10, 2016

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MICHIGAN 4-H PATTERN-O-RAMA Saturday, April 16, 2016

FREE TO AUDIT - Judges wear microphones so all those in attendance will have opportunities to learn!

NORMA AGNEW MEMORIAL MSU HAIRY HORSE SHOW

MICHIGAN 4-H PATTERN-O-RAMA!

It’s OK to bring that hairy horse! Sunday, April 10, 2016 • 8:30am

Saturday, April 16, 2016 • 8:30am

Another Hairy Horse Show Similar to Norma Agnew Memorial Show! MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

MSU Pavilion, East Lansing

This show will focus on the popular showmanship, equitation and horsemanship classes. All riding classes will offer both patterns and rail-work!

*No ribbons or points will be awarded for class placing; the feedback is your reward! Proceeds to benefit Michigan 4-H Youth Horse Programs

*No ribbons or points will be awarded for class placing; the feedback is your reward! Proceeds to benefit Michigan 4-H Youth Horse Programs

7:00am Registration • $40.00/Stall, $8.00/Class Class Entries Close at 11:00am, April 10th Horses may arrive after 5:00pm on Saturday, April 9th

7:00am Registration • $40.00/Stall, $8.00/Class Class Entries Close at 11:00am, April 16th Horses may arrive after 5:00pm on Friday, April 15th *Show is open to any exhibitor over age 9 (by 1/1/16)

*Show is open to any exhibitor over age 9 (by 1/1/16) • ASTM/SEI approved helmets are required in all youth Hunt Seat classes • A/HA classes are open to Arabian & Half-Arab only • Show Clothes are optional • Open to any breed of horse • No refunds will be issued after March 27, 2016 • No stallions or dogs allowed at this event! • Negative Coggins within the last 12 months required

• ASTM/SEI approved helmets are required in all youth Hunt Seat classes • A/HA classes are open to Arabian & Half-Arab only • Show Clothes are optional • Open to any breed of horse • No refunds will be issued after April 2, 2016 • No stallions or dogs allowed at this event! • Negative Coggins within the last 12 months required

An Approved Michigan 4-H Horse Judges Seminar

ONLY PREPAID STALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

An Approved Michigan 4-H Horse Judges Seminar

ONLY PREPAID STALL RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Reserve Stalls Early! We sold out last year! A limited number of stalls are available You must have a stall, no showing out of trailer!

Reserve Stalls Early! A limited number of stalls are available You must have a stall, no showing out of trailer!

To reserve a stall, please send a check payable to: “MSU” to: Hairy Horse Show 474 S. Shaw Lane, Rm 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824 517.353.1748 or tenlenta@msu.edu

To reserve a stall, please send a check payable to: 474 S. Shaw Lane, Rm 1287, East Lansing, MI 48824 517.353.1748 or tenlenta@msu.edu

Stalls may also be reserve with credit card online at:

Stalls may also be reserve with credit card online at:

“MSU” to: Pattern-O-Rama

https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645

https://commerce.cashnet.com/msu_3645

Check out our website for a complete listing of classes:

Check out our website for a complete listing of classes:

https://www.ans.msu.edu/youth_extension_programs

https://www.ans.msu.edu/youth_extension_programs

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wild west days August 26-28, 2016 You thought the west was wild? You haven’t ridden with us!

Cow Sorting * Western Dressage * Reining Ultimate Cowboy Race and More! Oakland County Fair 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350

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LOWER MICHIGAN HORSE ASSOCIATION 2016 OPEN SHOWBILL

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Rain or Shine Shows Start at 8:30am • Current NEGATIVE Coggins Required

DATE SHOW JUDGE INDOOR/OUTDOOR APRIL 16 FUZZY SHOW Marc DeLisle Mason Indoor APRIL 17 Show Clothes Optional! Mike Elliott Mason Indoor MAY 14 LMHA OPEN SHOW Amy Franks Mason Indoor MAY 15 LMHA OPEN SHOW Laura Parsons Mason Indoor JUNE 11 LMHA OPEN SHOW Elaine Paige Mason Outdoor JUNE 12 LMHA OPEN SHOW Casey Lloyd Mason Outdoor JULY 16 LMHA OPEN SHOW Charles Closser Mason Outdoor JULY 17 LMHA OPEN SHOW Karen Waite Mason Outdoor AUGUST 27 LMHA OPEN SHOW Joe Gill Mason Indoor AUGUST 28 LMHA OPEN SHOW Shawn Frisbie Mason Indoor All Shows held at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St., Mason, MI FEES: * Regular Class Fee: $6.00 * Sweepstake Classes: $10.00 * Member Blanket Fee: $125.00 (Includes unlimited regular classes and 1 stall) * Weekend High Point $6.00 * Secretary Fee: $5.00 per-day each rider/horse entry * Horse Stall $40.00 flat fee (1 day or weekend) * Tack Stall $30.00 flat fee (1 day or weekend) * Camping fee $25.00 per day/$45.00 weekend MEMBERSHIP FEES: Family $45.00, Adult $30.00, Youth $25.00 Sweepstakes Classes are 100% payback Placing 1st thru 4th, 1st-40%, 2nd-30%, 3rd-20%, 4th-10% LMHA to add $25.00 to 1st place. MINIMUM OF 6 ENTRIES FOR ADDED MONEY WEEKEND HIGH POINT DIVISIONS: Walk Trot 12 & Under Walk Trot 13 & Over Pee Wee Walk 10 & Under Pony/Mini 13 & Under 14-18 19-39 40 & Over *Fees are subject to change without notification *Age of rider is as of 1/01/16- Age of horse as of 12/31/16 *Only ONE horse/rider combination per entry & back number *Absolutely no refunds on dropped classes due to early pull out *Blanket fees are for members only & weekend only *ALL HORSES MUST BE STALLED AT ALL SHOWS PER FAIRGROUND RULES *Stallions welcome, handlers/exhibitors must be 18 years or older *Shavings available by: Crest View Tack 517-676-3410 * Food Vendor will be on the grounds. NOTES: LMHA reserves the right to cancel shows or classes at any time for any reason. IMPORTANT: ABSOLUTELY NO EARLY ARRIVALS BEFORE 2:00 PM ON FRIDAY OF SHOW WEEKEND. Sorry, no exceptions. Show Info: Contact Karol 517-719-2329 or Leroy 517-937-2312 STALL RESERVATIONS: To reserve in advance, refer to our website and follow instructions. Stall reservation deadline is Tuesday by noon before the show weekend. NOTE: Stalls will always be available without reservation. Group Stalling: Reservation is required by Tuesday at noon. IMPORTANT: If unable to attend PLEASE call before Friday by noon of the show weekend to cancel your stall. If you fail to cancel your stall, you will have to prepay by check to reserve your stall in the future. To Cancel your stalls call Karol 517-719-2329 **Walk & W/T not eligible for any other riding classes including LEAD Line. ***LEAD LINE not eligible for any other riding class including WALK & W/T. All shows at INGHAM COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, 700 E. Ash St., Mason MI JUDGES DECISION IS FINAL Please visit our website www.LMHA.net for further information Warning: Under the Michigan Equine Activity Liability Act a professional is not liable for an injury or the death of a participant in an Equine Activity resulting from an inherent risk of the Equine Activity. L.M.H.A and/or individuals assisting at these shows will not be individually or collectively responsible for any loss, damages, injury to any person , horse or property in connection with this show. ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2016 (43)

1 Pleasure Horse Halter - Open (Fine Breeds Only) 2 Geldings - Stock Horse Halter 3 Mares - Stock Horse Halter 4 Pony/Mini Horse Halter 5 JUNIOR Horse Halter 5 & Under - Open 6 SENIOR Horse Halter 6 & Over - Open GRAND & RESERVE HALTER 7 Color Class - for Color Breeds Only 8 Showmanship - SWEEPSTAKES - OPEN 9 Hands Free Showmanship - Open 10 Pony/Mini Showmanship 11 Showmanship 40 & Over 12 Showmanship 19 - 39 13 Showmanship 14 - 18 14 Showmanship 13 & Under 15 Showmanship W/T 12 & Under ** 16 PeeWee Walk 10 & Under Showmanship GRAND & RESERVE SHOWMANSHIP 17 Pony/Mini Horse in Hand Trail 18 Pony/Mini Horse in Hand Jumping 19 Lead Line 7 & Under *** 20 PeeWee Walk 10 & Under Pleasure (any seat) ** 21 PeeWee Walk 10 & Under Equitation (any seat) ** 20 MINUTE BREAK - Judges discretion 22 Driving Pleasure - Open 23 English Pleasure - SWEEPSTAKES - OPEN 24 English Pleasure JR Horse 5 & Under (any seat) 25 English Pleasure SR Horse 6 & Over (any seat) 26 Hunt Seat Only - Pleasure 40 & Over 27 Hunt Seat Only- Pleasure 19-39 28 Hunt Seat Only - Pleasure 14-18 29 Hunt Seat Only - Pleasure 13 & Under 30 English Pleasure W/T 13 & Over (any seat) ** 31 English Pleasure W/T 12 & Under (any seat) ** 32 Saddle Seat Pleasure - Open GRAND & RESERVE English Pleasure (any seat) 33 Hunt Seat Only - Equitation 40 & Over 34 Hunt Seat Only - Equitation 19-39 35 Hunt Seat Only - Equitation 14-18 36 Hunt Seat Only - Equitation 13 & Under 37 English Equitation W/T 13 & Over (any seat) ** 38 English Equitation W/T 12 & Under (any seat) ** 39 Saddle Seat Equitation - Open GRAND & RESERVE English Equitation (any seat) 40 English Discipline Rail - Open Lunch Break - Judges discretion 41 Western Pleasure - SWEEPSTAKES 42 Western Pleasure JR Horse 5 & Under 43 Western Pleasure SR Horse 6 & Over 44 Western Pleasure 40 & Over 45 Western Pleasure 19-39 46 Western Pleasure 14-18 47 Western Pleasure 13 & Under 48 Western Pleasure W/T 13 & Over ** 49 Western Pleasure W/T 12 & Under ** GRAND & RESERVE Western Pleasure 50 Western Horsemanship 40 & Over 51 Western Horsemanship 19-39 52 Western Horsemanship 14-18 53 Western Horsemanship 13 & Under 54 Western Horsemanship W/T 13 & Over ** 55 Western Horsemanship W/T 12 & Under ** GRAND & RESERVE Western Horsemanship 56 Western Discipline Rail - Open 57 Reining - Open 58 Western/English Riding - Open 59 Bareback - Open Trail Class (June, July and August only) Will be run in adjacent arena 60 Walk/Trot 61 18 & Under 62 19 & Over 63 In-Hand WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


MHC’s MI Horse Expo Features MHSRA Ranch Rodeo Put on your hats and boots, and attend the MHC's MI Horse Expos’ Michigan High School Rodeo Association Rodeo held on Friday, March 11th beginning at 7:00 pm. All contestants participating are members of the MI High School Rodeo Association, along with invited members of the Ontario High School Rodeo Association. Thrill to the excitement of the “rough stock” riders, those riding the Bareback Broncs, Saddle Broncs and BULLS! Gasp at the speed of the barrel racers and pole bending contestants. Remark on the precision of the ropers and cheer for all these youthful contestants! They ride not for cash prizes, but for the Championship Jackets awarded in each event by the MI Horse Expo, plus points towards scholarships offered by MHSRA. What is the MHSRA? It is the Michigan High School Rodeo Association's intent to promote high school rodeo at the state level and encourage eligible students to participate at MHSRA rodeos. The association promotes the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship while at various rodeos. They strive to keep our Western heritage alive and active, while maintaining humane treatment of the animals they participate with. The MHSRA encourages students to further their education after high school with an aggressive Scholarship Program. The MHSRA Senior Division is open to all students in grades 9-12. The Junior High Division is open to all students in grades 6-8. The MI High School Rodeo Association is an affiliate member of the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA). The National

High School Rodeo Association sponsors an annual National High School Finals Rodeo and National Junior High Finals Rodeo. Participants must qualify through their state rodeo association to qualify for their respective national finals. Ranch Rodeo, Sunday Afternoon For years cowboys have used nothing but a good horse and a long rope to care for animals in the open. These everyday ranch jobs were turned into a somewhat friendly competition, pitting ranch hands against one another. Braggin' rights were considered the ultimate prize. The American cowboy has been a world wide icon since the early 1800s. Today the heritage, values, and traditions of the working ranch are still alive and well. Ranch cowboys are out there living the lifestyle – calving, branding, gathering and doctoring cattle – keeping ranching traditions alive. What is a Ranch Rodeo? A Ranch Rodeo is a team event, with each team consisting of four members. At least one member of a team must participate in each of the events offered. The Michigan Horse Expo Ranch Rodeo is an invitational event. For more information about entries, you can contact Stuart Pletcher at twisted prodeo@yahoo.com. Events may include: Team Branding – when cowboys find a slick hide on the range, it must be branded before a cow thief borrows your calf. Trailer Loading – in cases where an animal needs more attention than can be given in the open, they must be trailer loaded. Having no fences can prove interesting. Ranch Bronc Riding – When the morning air is cool, ranch horses are often a bit fresh. A good cowboy still has to be able to get a day's work done.

Feed Lot Sorting – Cowboys check pens every day for cattle that might need attention or need to be moved. They must remove certain cattle without spilling the whole pen. Stock, personnel and equipment for the Michigan Horse Expo Ranch Rodeo, as well as the Michigan High School Rodeo Association Rodeo is supplied by Twisted P Rodeo Company, LLC. Owned and operated by Stuart Pletcher, which is a family owned and operated working cattle and horse ranch. They produce several major rodeos in Michigan, as well as events for the Michigan High School Rodeo Association, Michigan Ropers Association and are very proud to be the official stock contractor for the Dodge Ram Rodeo Tour in Ontario, Canada. Also at the MHC’s MI Horse Expo... The 2016 Michigan Horse Expo will feature Richard Winters, and Jec Ballou, as well as the Michigan Combined Mounted Police Unit, Custer's Cowboys Mounted Shooting, Bill Thomas (reining), a Free Style Reining Competition, Pegg Johnson (Sew Your Own Show Clothes), Eagala (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy), Carrie Thorne (Rehabilitation methods, including cold laser treatment), Heritage Hill Farm Champion Belgian six-horse hitch; Chad Coppess (Cowboy Church and Cross Training Horsemanship), Michigan Horseshoers Association, and much more. You can also shop until you drop at Michigan's largest equinerelated trade show! Expo dates are: March 11, 12 and 13, 2016 at the MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI.

TACK SALE ~ MARCH 20, 2016

STONEY CREEK QUARTER HORSES

9am-1pm, Tables $10, Indoors at Executive Farms

2nd Annual Select Sale

• Stall & Pasture Board Available • Large Pastures • Indoor & Outdoor Arenas

April 30th, 2016

Year Round Lessons, Training & Showing

810 Lester Rd., Reading, MI 49274

Lesson Line: 810-347-7201

New tack starts at noon, horses start at 4pm • Catalog will be available on our Facebook page two weeks before the sale Concessions on grounds • Credit cards accepted

(810) 735-0000 Swartz Creek, MI

Contact Chad Paul (517) 677-9661 or Tyler Flake (517) 462-0533 email: jp_equestrian@hotmail.com

10391 Hogan Rd., Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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2016 Oakland County Open Horse Show Circuit ALL SHOWS START PROMPTLY AT 8:30 AM - RAIN OR SHINE Shows held at Springfield Oaks County Park • 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg, MI 48350 • www.oakhc.org

MAY 14

JUNE 4

JUNE 25

JULY 30

AUGUST 13

Kick-Off Show

Milford Trail Blazers/ Young Riders

Paint Creek Valley

Triple B’s

Grand Finale

(show clothes optional)

For more information contact: Debbie Morgan (248) 858-0894

NEW THIS YEAR! Adult & Walk/Trot 13-19 Year End High Point • Cloverbud Fitting & Showing & Walk/Trot 13 & Over Classes HALTER—MARES—9 & OVER HALTER—GELDINGS—9 & OVER FITTING & SHOWING—SWEEPSTAKES FITTING & SHOWING—ADULT FITTING & SHOWING—SENIOR FITTING & SHOWING—JUNIOR FITTING & SHOWING—YOUTH FITTING & SHOWING—W/T 13 & OVER FITTING & SHOWING—W/T 9-12 FITTING & SHOWING—CLOVERBUDS 5 MINUTE TACK CHANGE 11## HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—ADULT 12 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—SENIOR 13 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—JUNIOR 14 HUNT SEAT EQUITATION—YOUTH 15* W/T ENGLISH EQUITATION—13 & OVER 16* W/T ENGLISH EQUITATION—9-12 17## HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—ADULT 18 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—SENIOR 19 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—JUNIOR 20 HUNT SEAT PLEASURE—YOUTH 21* W/T ENGLISH PLEASURE—13 & OVER 22* W/T ENGLISH PLEASURE—9-12 23** ENGLISH EQUITATION—CHALLENGE 24** HUNT SEAT BAREBACK—9 & OVER LUNCH BREAK 25** HUNTER HACK—9 & OVER 26# LEAD LINE—5-8 CLOVERBUDS 27# WALK-TROT EQUITATION— 5-8 CLOVERBUDS 28** SADDLESEAT EQUITATION—16 & OVER 29** SADDLESEAT EQUITATION—9 -15 30** SADDLESEAT PLEASURE—16 & OVER 31** SADDLESEAT PLEASURE—9 -15 32** SADDLESEAT BAREBACK— 9 & OVER 5 MINUTE TACK CHANGE 33 WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—YOUTH 34* W/T WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP 13 & OV 35* W/T WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP—9-12 36** WEST HORSEMANSHIP—CHALLENGE 37## WESTERN PLEASURE—ADULT 38 WESTERN PLEASURE—SENIOR 39 WESTERN PLEASURE—JUNIOR 40 WESTERN PLEASURE—YOUTH 41* W/T WEST PLEASURE—13 & OVER 42* W/T WESTERN PLEASURE—9-12 43* WESTERN BAREBACK—9 & OVER COURSE SET-UP GYMKHANA NOT TO BEGIN BEFORE 3PM 44## CLOVERLEAF—ADULT 45 CLOVERLEAF—15-19 46 CLOVERLEAF—9-14 47## INDIANA FLAG RACE—ADULT 48 INDIANA FLAG RACE—15-19 49 INDIANA FLAG RACE—9-14

50## KEY HOLE—ADULT 51 KEY HOLE—15-19 52 KEY HOLE—9-14 53## POLE BENDING—ADULT 54 POLE BENDING—15-19 55 POLE BENDING—9-14 56## SPEED & ACTION—ADULT 57 SPEED & ACTION—15-19 58 SPEED & ACTION—9-14 59## FIGURE 8 STAKES—ADULT 60 FIGURE 8 STAKES—15-19 61 FIGURE 8 STAKES—9-14 62## 2-PERSON RELAY—OPEN TRAIL – TO BE RUN IN SEPARATE ARENA 63** TRAIL—ADULT*** 64 TRAIL—SENIOR *** 65 TRAIL—JUNIOR*** 66 TRAIL—YOUTH*** 67* TRAIL—W/T 9-12*** 68* TRAIL—W/T 13 & OVER*** 69** TRAIL—IN HAND OPEN***

General Information

4-H RULES APPLY— No Stallions JUDGE’S DECISION IS FINAL NO REFUNDS Current year Negative Coggins Test required. Exhibitor’s age as of January 1st of the current year. 6. 5-8 year olds must adhere to the 4-H Cloverbud guidelines. All 5-8 year olds must wear helmets. 7. Exhibitor must show in age appropriate group. 8. Ponies must ride in age Division. 9. No Novice Horses in 12 & Under classes. 10. Stalls are available for $15.00/day. No reservations will be taken. ALL STALLS MUST BE STRIPPED. $5.00 refunded after stall check. PLEASE PUT MANURE IN SPREADER and TRASH IN GARBAGE CANS. 11. Trailer-in fee $5.00 per Horse 12. Camping/Electrical use is $12 per day. 13. Lunch breaks to be announced. Food Specific Show Details - ADDED CLASSES: concessions will be available. Kick Off - May 14 14. Entries close 2 classes preceding class 2a ** HORSE COURT SHOWMANSHIP entering ring. 10a ** HORSE COURT HORSEMANSHIP 15. The Committee has the right to split, 10b ** HORSE COURT PATTERN combine or cancel classes and to break all High Point ties. Milford Trail Blazers/Young Riders —June 4 16. Back number is 1 Horse/1 Rider 23a ** BIG TROTTERS (ENGLISH) – OPEN combination. 32a ** COMMANDS - OPEN 17. Challenge entry fee $10. Minimum 4 entries 36a ** EASY LOPER (WESTERN) – OPEN required to hold class. No ribbons. Payout CLOVERBUD TRAIL (during lunch break) 25% to 1st, 15% to 2nd, 10% to 3rd places. 18. Gymkhana Jackpot – Daily $10 fee per rider. Triple B’s —July 30 Best overall time for each event wins share 2a^ GRAND CHAMPION HALTER TROPHY of pot. Pot is split evenly for Cloverleaf, 23a ** BIG TROTTERS (ENGLISH) – OPEN Indiana Flag Race, Key Hole, Pole Bending 32a** WESTERN COMMANDS W/T/C OPEN and Speed & Action classes. 36a** REINING PATTERN II – OPEN 19. SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR OVERALL YEAR END HIGH POINT.

Grand Finale—August 13 21a ** EQUITATION OVER FENCES-MIHA 21b ** HUNTER OVER FENCES 22a ** PROTÉGÉ' PROGRAM SHOWCASE (FOR 5-8 YR OLDS ENROLLED IN PROGRAM)

OVERALL HIGH POINT (Excludes Adult & Walk/Trot)

TROPHY SADDLE & GYMKHANA JACKPOT! • ADULT (20 & OVER) • WALK/TROT (9-12) • SENIOR (16-19) • WALK/TROT (13-19) • JUNIOR (13-15) • YOUTH (9-12) • GYMKHANA (20 & OVER), (15-19) & (9-14)

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Points are as follows for Daily & Year End High Point Awards: Class Number of Riders In 6 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 1st 6 1 2 4 3 2 2nd 5 1 3 2 1 3rd 4 2 1 4th 3 1 5th 2 6th 1 Each show will award Daily High Points as announced. Daily and Year End ties will be broken based on most 1st place, then most 2nd place, etc. V

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BUCHANAN WESTERNERS RIDING CLUB, INC.

Our non-profit organization is dedicated to the American family through their love of horses.

Show Grounds: 14665 Meade Road Buchanan, Michigan 49107

All Breeds, All Ages Family Horse Shows

www.BuchananWesterners.com

Join us in 2016 and help us celebrate our 70th Year!

2016 Show Dates April 16 - 70 Year Celebration! Tack Sale 10am-4pm April 30 • May 7 & 8 June 4 & 5 June 25 Judge’s Feedback Show - Judge: Katy Peterson June 26 Fundraiser Show July 9 & 10 July 23 Speed Show Only July 30 & 31 • Sept 10 & 11 All shows count towards year High Point Awards!

BUCHANAN WESTERNERS RIDING CLUB, INC. 3521 Chamberlain Rd., Buchanan, MI 49107

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State 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend

Looking to try something new with your horse or your 4-H club???

June 17-19, 2016 Whiskey Creek Campground Custer, Michigan

www.whiskeycreekcamp.com

The State 4-H Trail Ride & Family Camp Weekend is a fun-filled event that YOU should add to your calendar this summer! The event takes place at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Campground in Custer, Michigan. 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.

WHO DO YOU CONTACT FOR ENTRY INFORMATION?

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CALLING ALL TRAIL RIDERS WE NEED YOU! The First Horse Camp Only Weekend is coming to the Highland Recreation Area

Training Stable

FRIDAY, MAY 13 - SUNDAY, MAY 15

PUT YOUR EQUINE IN THE BEST OF HANDS THIS YEAR!

Anita Alden ~ Trainer, 30 Years Experience Donna Whitney ~ Assistant

Obtain a Correct & Safe start to the Wonderful Sport of Carriage Driving The Highland Trail Rider’s Association have planned an incredibly fun filled weekend for horses and riders to remember and WANT YOU to be part of it! The weekend events include a Poker Ride on Saturday with prizes, a 50-50 Raffle and Pot Luck Dinner. Can’t stay for the weekend? We would love for you to join us for the day! Reservations are required for camping (limited sites available). Cost per campsite is $36 based on a 2 night stay.

Training At All Levels/Lessons/ Pleasure/Show Packages ~ Check our website for future clinics ~ Now is the time to get ready for summer!

Odyssey Training Stable Cell: (248) 872-7668

Please contact our very own HTRA event boss Wendy Golding to reserve your site: (248) 496-6894 or e-mail w.golding61 @gmail.com. Come help the Highland Trail Riders be a success, have some fun and make some great memories!

6105 Walsh Road Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

www.OdysseyTrainingStable.com

MICHIGAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 278, Greenville, MI 48838 • 616-225-8211 • Fax: 616-225-8313

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First Class Postage (REQUIRED ON CANADIAN MEMBERSHIPS) q To upgrade from third class to first class $20

A few benefits of your MQHA Membership: • Michigan Quarter Horse Journal • Nearly 50 AQHA Shows Annually • Youth World Show Team and Youth Congress Team • Stallion Service Sale • Michigan Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity • Queen Contest • Various Clinics • Annual Convention and Year End Awards Please make checks payable to MQHA & mail to:

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ABSOLUTE EQUINE SPEED SERIES SHOWS JACKPOT SPEED SERIES

SPEED SERIES

• June 4 • July 16 • August 13

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MICHIGAN IBRA POINT APPROVED SHOW June 24, 25 & 26

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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

Concessions on grounds at all shows

Absolute Equine, 11945 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, MI 49345 • Becky Botsford (616) 437-5809 Warning: Under the Michigan equine liability act, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from the inherent risk of the equine activity.

First Annual...

Absolute Equine Supplies LLC Tack Sale At Botsford Performance Horses (the former Kirkshire Farms)

New & Used Tack, Clothing & Crafts

Saturday, March 26, 2016 | 10am-2pm $2.00 admission - donated to 4-H group helping at the sale and managing the concession stand

11945 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, MI 49345 | $20 per 10x10 space, $5 table if needed Please send reservation by March 20, 2016 to: Becky Botsford, 11945 Sparta Avenue, Sparta, MI 49345 (616) 437-5809 or email: bbotsford.bb@gmail.com. Make checks payable to: Absolute Equine Supplies, LLC No early sales! Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. for set-up. We will have help available if needed to bring your sales items in. Name

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Horse Association & Club News by the Park on one side and our club will use the other side for FCHFA news. This wonderful The last month has been pretty quiet at kiosk was supplied and built by our DNR. Thank Brighton. The mild weather we experienced at you to our Park for this fantastic addition to our times had been welcome but today is a trail head. We also have a new grill purchased reminder that we're still in the middle of winter. to install at the pavilion for everyone's picnic The thermometer this morning read 10 degrees needs. We are sure this will be enjoyed below zero and there's not a grass blade to be throughout the new season. Plans for a manure seen – we have several inches of snow on the pit have been approved for the trail head, too. ground. But March is just around the corner This will be located by the outhouse for riders and spring will be in the air. Right? convenience in cleaning up after their horses. Believe it or not, BTRA has an outdoor event AND, we will build a hitching rail for riders to scheduled for late February. One of our use at the outhouse and another one at the members, Sue Charleville, initiated a program outhouse at the Whitford Lake event area called Text-&-Ride, and allows members to where we have our camp outs. indicate if they're interested in a ride at Plans for other improvements for 2016 include Brighton via text messages. It's a good idea, addition of gravel at several creek crossings, a but we'll have to see if the weather cooperates. bridge sign for hikers at marker G2, a welcome However, this program will extend throughout sign and donation plaque for the pavilion, rethe season so we think it will catch on. route Parker's Pass loop (the mucky section), We're still looking forward to undertaking submitting a cart route/trail proposal and resurmajor work on our eighteen miles of trails but face the bridge on the Historic trail to reduce realize it will be a while before work can begin. slippage. Nevertheless, we continue to have discusThe Annual Spring Camp Out is just around the sions with the local DNR management at the corner. Mark your calendars for this 4 day Brighton Recreation Center and we're event held May 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th. As optimistic that a number of improvements will always, camping includes available water for be accomplished this year. We'll keep readers horses, manure removal, picket poles around a informed on developments. beautiful tree lined grassy area, pancake Our website is still undergoing a transition but breakfast Saturday morning, potluck supper our Facebook page is very active, with lots of Sat. evening and campfires every night. You posts. Check it out at www.facebook. can enjoy our cart trail with your carts and com/groups/brightontrailriders.com/ buggies if you are a driving enthusiast. Corrals We're working on the upcoming issue of our and electric pens are permitted at our events. newsletter, The Hoofbeats Gazette, which will Go to our website for details or call Toni Hess be published in March. We are well aware that 269-781-9688 to register. This is an opporin this day and age many newsletters are going tunity to stay and enjoy 20 plus miles of trails, 6 out electronically, but we're sticking to the old creek crossings, a variety of terrain with lake ink on paper version. It has its pros and cons, vistas and some of the nicest friends you will but we asked our members a few years ago if ever meet! they wanted us to go electronic and they The next chance to camp will be the Annual Fall replied in the negative. However, we'll keep an Equestrian Camp Out held September 15th, 16, open mind on this. 17 and 18th, 2016. All of the above information Today, we're going to do our best to stay warm is the same for this event along with our and look forward to the days when it will be famous fundraising auction on Saturday night. warm outside. Your donations are welcome to make this a Mark Delaney, BTRA President huge success as always. The Annual Board Meeting will be held at the Kal Val Saddle Club on March 19th. Social hour FORT CUSTER HORSE FRIENDS ASSOC. at 3:00 pm, potluck supper at 4:00 pm and the Hello Trail Riders! The blast of winter we have meeting and voting for positions available at all been enduring should end soon and trail 5:00 pm. Go to our website www.fchfa.org for riding plans will become a warm reality. The details or call Nancy at 269-967-3613 with trails at Fort Custer are open all year long and questions. Our calendar of events is also the DNR keeps our trail head staging area clear posted on our website. Try to come to a work of snow for any cold weather riders. Trail users day or ride/potluck. Show your support, join as will see our new kiosk at the parking area. This a member and see what improvements we can will display trail maps and information supplied do for our trails and the Park! ©2016 C & C PUBLISHING, INC. • MARCH 2016 (60)

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Find us at the MI Horse Expo Mar. 11, 12 and 13th. We will also be at the Kalamazoo 4-H Tack Sale on March 21st. See you on the trails! Toni Strong, Secretary

GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING Is Distance Riding Calling to You? Perhaps you are looking for a new challenge for you and your horse, a deeper relationship and a better understanding of horse and rider fitness. Do you regularly want to keep riding when all of your friends have had enough and are you ready to join up with some like-minded folks? Does an equine sport where your competitors remain welcoming, helpful, and supportive sound inviting? And maybe it's time to be rewarded for all of those hours you spend in the saddle. GLDRA can help you meet all of these goals and so much more. Our mantra is "To Finish is to Win" and many horse and rider teams ride for the mileage, and not to cross the finish line first. Distance riding can be for any breed and many breed organizations have their own distance award programs in addition to what you can earn from GLDRA, UMECRA and AERC. If awards are not your thing, but a truer relationship with your horse is, there is nothing like spending hours and miles together, depending on each other, to build that bond. GLDRA offers rides that are 10-75 miles in length complete with veterinary supervision. All of our rides offer both Endurance/Limited Distance and Competitive Trail options except for the first ride of the season held at Brighton Recreation Area which is a Competitive Trail Ride only. We also have ready and willing mentors all over Michigan waiting for your questions. In CTR, the riders cover a specified distance in a given time. Ride times are at the ride manager's discretion with 25 miles in 4.14 hours, including a 40min vet hold, being the minimum allowed time. CTR's require a rider to maintain a maximum average pace of 5.5-7 mph on the trail. Every horse/rider team starts out with 400 points which is a perfect score and points are deducted from there based on comparisons to the pre-ride observations of fatigue, lesions & muscle soreness. Ride time, lameness, pulse, and respiration are judged against a set scale. The goal is to cross the finish line at exactly the specified time, there is a 10 minute safe window where no points will be deducted and a completion is given up to one hour past the specified time. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


GREAT LAKES DISTANCE RIDING, cont. LD rides are between 25-35 miles. Endurance rides are those of 50+ miles per day. Total completion time per day (including vet checks) for 25 miles is 6 hours, for 50 miles is 12 hours, and for 100 miles is 24 hours. The LD winner and subsequent placings are determined by the horse that pulses down to 60 bpm the fastest while also being sound at the trot. Endurance ride placings are based on the order of finish of horses that meet the completion criteria for soundness and pulse rate which are set per the vet's requirements for that ride day and who are thus deemed fit to continue. The 2016 season starts with a booth at the MHC Horse Expo March 11-13, come meet us there to learn about distance riding. 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, with an optional tutored ride on Saturday. The rest of the GLDRA season has rides all over Michigan, from Marquette to Milford, and even includes a multi-day ride on the historic Shore to Shore trail. So check us out today, www. gldrami.org, and get ready to experience the trails in a whole new way!

HIGHLAND TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. CALLING ALL TRAIL RIDERS - It's been over 2 decades since an “EQUINE ONLY” camping weekend was held at the Highland Recreation Area but with your help that's about to change. When the MDNR learned a shared campground was not working at Highland and complaints weren't recently issued because equine campers were not coming, it provided the HTRA with a unique opportunity. The MDNR has given us a challenge to show usage and prove that equine campers will come to Highland if it is designated “EQUINE ONLY”. We need you to help us fill the campground the weekend of May 14, 2016 like never before! Space is limited. Did I mention prizes, 50/50 raffle, poker ride, fellowship, campfires and a pot luck dinner? After the dust settles you can say you were one of the first. How cool is that? I know its cold outside and you don't want to think about camping in May, but if you wait you could miss the chance to be part of some-thing really great. Horse folks are the best people on the planet, so you know rain or shine we are going to have a good time. We have also been granted permission to use the empty field next to the campground for day riders. We changed the day and type of ride to

accommodate a camping weekend having a poker ride on Saturday, May 14, 2016 starting at 10AM followed by a pot luck dinner. Please share this information with everyone you know. The MDNR is very receptive in working with us so we need to seize this opportunity. Advance reservations are required and we still have spaces left, so what are you waiting for? The flyer with all of the details is posted on our website at: www.highlandtrailriders.com Please contact Wendy Golding 248-496-6894 to reserve your site today!

HUNGERFORD TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello HTRA Trail Riders! By the time many of you read this article, you will have already hit the trails for short rides. With our unpredictable Michigan weather, trail riding opportunities have been more available than previous years. Many of us are planning our trail riding and camping events for 2016. We have included a couple of events to help boost your riding options. If you are challenged with identifying a riding buddy to enjoy the trails, don't give up. Become a HTRA member, join our Facebook page and let others know what you are looking for in a riding buddy. There is a compatible riding buddy out there! The Association relies on the support from our members and volunteers. We held a general meeting in February to help riders meet new and returning members; organize a spring work bee; review 2016 projects, and assign volunteers to Adopt-A-Trail so trail riders can hit the trails! Again, thanks to our members who have made the Association a huge success; and to those who continue to support us in the future. If you have not renewed your 2016 membership or will be a new member to Hungerford Trail Riders Association, please visit our website at: www.hungerfordtrailriders.org to print an application, send an email to: (hungerford trailriders@gmail.com) and request an application or 'like' our Facebook page, search 'Hungerford Trail Riders Association'. Mark your calendars for the Workbee/ Membership Meeting on Saturday, April 23rd beginning at 11:00am; rain date is Sunday, April 24th at 11am. Meet at the Hungerford Main Campground for a brief meeting and trail maintenance immediately after the meeting. The Family Trail Ride/Picnic is Saturday, June 4th at Noon. The Fall Membership Appreciation is Saturday, October 22nd at 1pm. The Trail Derby Competition begins in April 1st and concludes October 15th of this year. Riders/members are asked to log their trail

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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 cup. Cost; T-Shirts $15, Hoodies - $35, and Mugs - $8. We look forward to seeing you on the trails! HTRA Executive Board President, Mike Simcoe Vice President, Joan Balk Secretary, Karen GreenBay Treasurer, Marcie Law Trustee, Greg Hotelling

IONIA HORSE TRAILS ASSOCIATION Hi there! Ionia Horse Trails Association met Saturday, February 13, 2016. We had planned a winter ride for this date, but as you know, it was the coldest day so far this winter - so we have rescheduled. The new ride date is March 26, 2016 - still at the beach parking lot at noon. We plan to head to Applebees’ in Ionia after the ride for a late lunch. There is plenty of trailer parking behind their lot. Hope to see you there! Kristie Walls

KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. The Annual General Meeting for the Kensington Trail Riders Association was held February 7 at Berwyck Saddle Club. We were delighted with the huge turnout and appreciate the support you've shown the club. There was a wonderful assortment of food at the potluck and, after full bellies, the President reviewed 2015 successes, 2016 plans, expectations, and events for the organization. Kelly Lamus, Secretary, reviewed the minutes and 2016 dates for upcoming membership drivers. Our Treasurer, Joanna Gawrys, presented the Financial Statement and distributed the club's financial report. Ballots were then passed to members for elections. After club business was concluded, farrier Koren Knox gave a presentation on winter hoof care; removing snowballs from hooves; using borium; riding on pavement; to shoe or not to shoe; abscesses and their causes and treatment; and so much more. Thank you Koren for a fantastic talk and for the time you spent after answering questions. We want to welcome our new board members (Rachel Sepp and Kristina Morrison) and thank our re-elected board members (Deanna WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


KENSINGTON TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC., cont. Hanner, Billy Trusty and Pattie Pershuak). Thank you for stepping up and helping us run our club. We also want to say thank you to our retiring board members Joanna Gawrys, Heather Hess, Kim Thayer and Andrew Minaudo. It's been wonderful having you on the board and we couldn't have done it so well without you. All the hard work and effort you've put in at events and in shaping KTRA have been very much appreciated by your fellow board members and our membership at large. THANK YOU ALL! It’s Hoedown Time! KTRA will hold its Annual Banquet and Square Dance (with Dave Smith as caller) March 12th at the Highland Community Center, 6:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20 each members and $25 each for non-members. It's a potluck, so everyone please bring a dish and BYOB. KTRA will provide the main meat course. Dust off those boots and get ready to dance! We cannot run this club and keep the trails safe and tended without your help. Our members are important to us and to the Metropark. 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. Our next Board Meeting will be March 14th at 7:00 PM at Bakers Restaurant. We hope to see you there. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming events: Spring Campout (June 3-5); July 4th Parade; Bits, Bridles and BBQ (July 16); Appreciation Picnic (August 13); Fall Campout and Circle Ride (September 23-25); Holiday Parade (November 26). Don't forget March is still skiing season at Kensington if there is snow on the ground. Check their website to see which horse trails are unavailable because they are being used for cross-country skiing. And remember, when you do get out on the trails this winter, you can report a trail problem at: 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... MAYBURY STATE PARK TRAIL RIDERS Hello all you trail riders out there! We had a meeting January 10th to vote in some new officers and work on the scheduling for our two events for 2016.

Attending were: Chief Ranger Nikki, Assistant Ranger Trevor, Sandra and Ken W, Jennie P, Mary N, Lisa Z, Cindy K, Christina P, and Dennis H. Welcome Cindy K as our new President, Mary N will remain as V. President, Lisa Z as the new Treasurer, Christina P – Membership, Jennie P will remain our Secretary, and Sandra and Ken W will be our Members at Large. I must give a Big Thank You to Sandra and Ken W along with Jennie P for being the glue that has held Maybury State Park Trail Riders Association together for the past few years. Your dedication and hard work are so very much appreciated! We worked on some details for 2016 Events: Saturday, June 18th, 10am-2pm we will have a “Scrabble Ride” ending with a Potluck. $5 Donation. Saturday, October 1st, 4pm-8pm it will be “Find a Word In The Woods Ride” with a Potluck and campfire to follow. $5 Donation. Both these rides will need a park recreational passport if you are trailering your horse in. Ranger Trevor informs us that there is a Fire Pit in the works for the staging area, with luck it will be ready for our events. We discussed putting some fines on the new gravel staging area which will improve the footing for the horses. We are really excited for this brand new year and the wonderful new improvements that will make your experience at Maybury State Park memorable and enjoyable. HURRY SPRING!

MI COMPETITIVE MTD ORIENTEERING Another Michigan Horse Expo is upon us which means spring and trail riding are just around the corner. We have been working hard here at MiCMO to finalize the ride schedule for 2016 so that everyone can mark their calendars. The first ride of the year will be Spring Break Getaway at DBarD Ranch in Chase. We hope the first week in April is free and everyone can join us on April 7th, 8th and 9th for some serious fun on horseback. Be sure to watch Saddle Up! Magazines’ online calendar as we add each ride for the season. You can also check out our Facebook page. The ride in Chase, MI is about as far north as we are going to travel this year. For anyone near the 131 side of the state, looks like there will be a ride at Silver Creek County Park on June 4th and 5th and Yankee Springs in Middleville, MI on August 5th and 6th. The last ride on the west side of the state will be at Camp Eberhart

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in Three Rivers, MI on September 30th and October 1st. There are as many rides scheduled for the east side of the state as well. We are working on definite locations for these rides, but do know that the last ride of the season will be held at Kensington MetroPark in Milford, MI on November 12th and 13th. This ride was a huge success last year and I hope they are again blessed with decent weather. It can be challenging to find white plates if the ground is covered in that white stuff! If you have never tried Competitive Mounted Orienteering this would be a great year to join us. We love having new riders and there is always someone available to share their wisdom of the sport with beginning competitors. This is truly an event that welcomes riders of all ages and disciplines. If you love to camp or just like to trail ride and want a new challenge, come join us at the rides. See you on the trails! Janet

MI FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION The Feb. 20th meeting held at Wheel Inn restaurant (St. Johns, MI) was called to order at 11:30 AM by Pres. Kathy Kruch. Those also in attendance were VP Bob Howell, Treasurer Char Ostrom, Sec. Marilyn Mannino, Director Chuck Fanslow, Jan Wolfin, Sandi Roath, George Ostrom, Missy Schafer, Kaylee Fase, new members Harley & Sandy Westdorp (McBain, MI), Karilynn Noppe & Matt Lillie (Jonesville, MI), Harland and daughter, Alora Jones-Fish, (Hastings,MI). A very warm welcome was extended to our new members! Chuck made a motion, which Bob seconded, to accept the minutes of the 1.16.16 meeting w/no errors. All voted in favor, motion carried. Kathy read the nice letter from lifetime member, Maggie Potter who really enjoys hearing about the activities that our association is involved in. Membership update: We currently have 26 paid MFTA members and 21 MFTHBA members! This count includes our members from Illinois, Indiana & S. Carolina. Thank you for your help! The financial report given by Char revealed that we have a positive balance in both savings and checking accounts. Jan made the motion, which Chuck seconded, to accept and file this report. All voted in favor, the motion carried. MFTHBA report: Char reported that the Rules Committee has disbanded. The members were working on condensing the rule book and WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


MI FOX TROTTER ASSOCIATION, cont. getting rid of unnecessary rules. They were also trying to compose a handy pocket-sized version as well. Therese Murray was suggested as a replacement for Char on that committee, as Char had voluntarily stepped down. Hopefully the committee will reform and continue to make progress. Old Business: The proposed bylaw changes were again reviewed and discussed. They are: Article III (Membership, Dues & Voting Privileges) Section B #4 that the wording should be changed to: Dues for MFTA membership are determined by the membership at the LAST meeting of the year (December). An increase in dues to take effect JANUARY 1ST in the following year. Article IV (Executive Board Of Directors) Section B: (Election and Terms of Office) #1 Nominations for office shall be taken at the OCTOBER meeting. #2 Elections will be held at the NOVEMBER meeting. #5: A director or officer's term shall commence on JANUARY 1ST and run through DECEMBER 31ST-ONE CALENDAR YEAR. **Proposed changes are in italics** Those present discussed considering rejoining the MI Horse Council depending upon the outcomes of the lawsuits that are presently active against Jan and Sandi. Jan is looking into whether it would be proper for our association to donate a sum of money to her and Sandi’s legal defense. A number of members have donated out-of-pocket already. The 2-Year Director position nomination was tabled as Joe Burrill was unable to attend this meeting. Our association has chosen to NOT support this year's MI Horse expo. Instead we are looking into renting a promotional booth and stall space at the Novi Expo in November. Marilyn distributed Ohio Equine Affaire brochures. We are currently searching for a member to bring some of our brochures to this expo in Columbus, Ohio April 7-10. Region 4 Amber Wilson and MFTHBA Promotions Chair, Shelly Robbins, will have a promotional booth there and demo horses too. They want to coordinate with us if someone from our association plans to attend. Let me know ASAP if you plan to go. Rider deposits of $50 toward the $200 clinic fee for the April 30-May1 All Breed Training Clinic in West Branch, MI with Levi Beechy are being accepted. Only nine riders will be taken. Go to www.michiganfoxtrotters.com to print a reservation form. Send that, along with your

check, to Kathy Kruch ASAP to assure a position in this clinic. Auditors can pay their $15 fee when they arrive. Also, Jan Wolfin, will be heading up the very educational “How to Camp” seminar starting at 6 PM Saturday night there. A $10 fee for that will be needed to attend. Let Kathy know if you plan to attend Jan's class so enough handouts can be prepared. Kathy is looking for help with food prep and sales help that weekend. Let her know if you are available to assist! The July 9th Gaited Dressage clinic with Penny Underwood was discussed. Massman Stable in Mason, MI is available that day for a $250 rental fee. Some motivated riders have already expressed an interest in participating. 18 riders can be scheduled for semi-private time slots. Affordable insurance has been found. Selfcontained camping is allowed. Leesa Massman has a very nice indoor arena with a viewing room, restroom facilities and available stalls. Marilyn made a motion, which Missy seconded, to proceed with offering this clinic if it will be profitable to do so. All members voted in favor and motion passed. Penny will teach you movements that you can use on the trail and in Western and English disciplines. She loves to teach all ages and all gaited breeds. Penny and her students have done well in competitions. The cost will be $90 for non-MFTA members and $80 for MFTA members. All stalls (for horse or tack) will be $20/day. Auditor fee is $20 (non-member), $15 for MFTA members. Each bag of shavings will be $7. Please send your $50 deposit (or the total amount) ASAP to Missy Schafer to reserve your spot in this unique clinic. Print the form from our website. New Business: Chuck started a lively discussion about having a group ride at Hungerford. The date chosen is July 23-24. Camping is $15/night for each site or $75 to rent the group camp. Let us know if you'll be meeting us there! Fundraising: Our association will be selling tshirts at the clinics for $15 each. Our next meeting will be 11AM, March 19 at the Italian Oven Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The meeting was adjourned at 1 PM. Respectfully submitted by Marilyn Mannino, Secretary

PINCKNEY TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. 2016 Schedule of Events Annual Meeting, March 20 (Sunday) - 2pm Zukey Lake Tavern, Pinckney, MI Work Bee, May 1 (Sunday) - 1pm

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Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI The Blessing of Horse and Rider and Camping Weekend (Friday - Sunday). The Blessing is on May 21 (Saturday) - 12pm, Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI The Women's Shop and Ride Event, June 18 (Saturday) - time TBD, Monks Road Staging Area, Pinckney, MI The Brighton to Pinckney Ride, October 8 (Saturday) - 10am, Brighton Rec. Staging Area, Brighton, MI The PTRA/BTRA Annual Christmas Party, December 10 (Saturday) - 6pm, Cleary’s Pub, Howell, MI Visit us on Facebook for up-to-date information or online at: pinckneytrailriders.com

PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC. It was over 50 degrees yesterday and the trails were clear and dry! It was nice to get a special nudge in February from Mother Nature that spring is indeed coming and get excited about the upcoming trail events being offered by all the local trail organizations this year. The S.E. Michigan Equine/Horse trail organizations tried to organize their fundraising events on different weekends for 2016, so that everyone could participate and support the individual riding organizations. One of the most exciting opportunities for trail riders is the first in a long time, decades actually. There is an equine only camping event planned at the Highland Recreation Area in May. The PLHA is very supportive of any and all equine related events locally and we are very happy to help the Highland Trail riders with this endeavor. It certainly has had quite a positive response thus far. We hope that this is just the beginning of horse only camping opportunities for the HTRA and Highland Recreation. I also did tell you, we would keep you in the loop regarding the activities going on between the Equine Trail Subcommittee and MDNR. At the January meeting a few equine only and some shared use campgrounds were recommended by the MDNR. Since there was again, some confusion to verbiage in the recommendation it was tabled until the March meeting. So I have nothing to actually report regarding equine campgrounds. I should tell you there are some pretty good folks trying to get things accomplished for the entire horse trail riding community in the State of Michigan on that ETS committee and also beyond that committee. They try to represent us, the equine/horse trail user, the best they can but WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


PONTIAC LAKE HORSEMAN’S ASSOC., cont. something or someone seems to either block their momentum or they have to dodge yet another speed bump. These valuable volunteers are trying to make a difference with the folks in Lansing in favor of us, the equine/horse trail user. I would like to give them a shout out of THANKS for their hard work. It really is an arduous process to get our voices heard. So until April’s issue, the PLHA wish you, a great start to spring. See you soon on the trails!

PROUD LAKE TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Hello Everyone! At the time of this article, we will have just had our kick off event of the year, our annual banquet with featured speaker Anke Lendenckel. This is sure to be a huge success! 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 co-host with Kensington Trail Riders. It consists of riding the eleven mile loop that connects the two parks. The proceeds of this ride will go to the Michigan Horse Coalition. Both sites will be offering lunch and Proud Lake will offer a potluck dinner and camping all weekend. The Circle Ride will take place on Sunday, September 25th. More information on all of our events will be on our website at www.proudlaketrailriders.com and 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! THIS IS A FREE SECTION FOR MICHIGAN AND OHIO HORSE ASSOCIATIONS!

RANCH HORSE ASSOCIATION OF MI RHAM’s Great Lakes Ranch Horse Circuit shows will all be held at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, MI in 2016 with the following dates: May 13-15, June 11-12, July 30-31, and September 10-11. We are also a part of the 4th annual Midwest Regional Show October 20-23, Cloverdale, IN. The showbill for our May 13-15 season opener is posted on our website. Our judges are Woody Taylor, Trevor Walton, and Chuck Schroeder, who will judge all classes. You'll see we will have trail and reining classes Friday staring at 1:00 p.m. We are also offering newly approved classes Cow Catching, Ranchmanship, as well as the Novice Youth division in 2016! RHAM is a great place to compete for the first time, but we also offer the seasoned rider a place to show their horse where friendly competition reigns...and it won't break the bank! All classes are moderately priced at just $12.00 per judge for Open, Amateur, and Novice Amateur classes, and just $5.00 per judge for Youth. Pre-enter and get a discount on your entry fees, no advance payment required! Finalized June, July, and September showbills, judges, and 2016 clinics will be published on our website soon. Full information is available at www.miranchhorse.com. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page at Michigan Ranch Horse Association for updates; we hope to see you soon! RENAISSANCE EQUESTRIAN SOCIETY The Renaissance Equestrian Society is ready to get back on the trail on June 18, 2016. We will be celebrating our 6th Annual Equestrians' Dream Charity Trail Ride Benefitting RES and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in the historic beautiful Belle Isle Park. This will be a fun, family-oriented fundraising event based around horseback riding that will raise money for two great community organizations based in Southeast Michigan - The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Renaissance Equestrian Society, Inc. Horse owners from all around the Midwest are invited to see the beauty of one of Detroit’s true gems - Belle Isle Park. This approximately 5.5 mile trail ride around the islands parameter will allow both horse and rider to have the ultimate experience and “Dream Ride,” the rich history and culture of the largest island park in the United States. From the magnificent marble fountains to the historical museums and conservatory, we welcome everyone to Detroit and Belle Isle as

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we combine our passion for horses and educating urban youth with helping save the lives of individuals battling cancer. There will be over a one mile stretch of parking and staging starts at 9am. Registration is $20 and the ride starts at 12 noon followed by a raffle honoring those that have battled and are winning the fight against cancer. For more information visit us on Facebook - Renaissance Equestrian. Please also note: Belle Isle is now a Michigan State Park, so Recreation Pass is REQUIRED.

SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS 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 w/showers, microwave and electricity for $96.00 plus registration fee. It also has 4 pickett poles and the trail to connect to the trail network. Go to 1-800-44-PARKS or Michigan.gov\reservations to rent. Make plans for 2016 to camp anytime there w/your horses! See pictures of it in our facebook photos. The new SHTRA logo is ready and new apparel is 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. February 6th was SHTRA's 18th year Annual Potluck and Auction Meeting The Singing Cowboy-Danny Crampton and his Posse sang our favorite trail tunes. There was a huge potluck dinner with the following auction done by Don Brown and Dave Kline. The door prize winners were Myron Karsten and Del and Jean Austin. Nine winners were drawn for the horse item baskets prepared by Linda Kraai. Thanks for SHTRA donations from the following businesses: Crestview Tack, The Wire Horse, Tom's Western Store, Ovid Farmers Elevator, Clinton Vet Service, Dr. Roger Massa, Tractor Supply Stores of Owosso and St. Johns, The Family Farm and Home stores of Corunna, Mason, and St. Johns Graff Chevy, and Wash World. The following incumbent Board members were elected: Chanda Donnan, Linda Kraai, Val Lau and Mike Wood. Thanks to all fundraiser participants and members who made these donations possible. WWW.SADDLEUPMAG.COM


SLEEPY HOLLOW TRAIL RIDERS, cont. Upcoming events are planned for 2016 so check our website at shtra.org or Facebook for contact info. April 10th, Rotten Egg Hunt May 27-30th, Memorial Day Youth Weekend July 1-4th, The PIRATE Ride Sept. 2-5th, Labor Day weekend Sept. 24-25th, KK Judged Trail Ride Oct. 14-16th, Ichabod Crane Weekend 2016 Workbees are 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 forgot to use their pick. Thanks! Consider joining us with a 2016 SHTRA Membership. Membership cards are in the mail. Check our website shtra.org (no www anymore) or contact us on our Facebook page.

WESTERN DRESSAGE ASSOC. OF MI Welcome to the Michigan Train The Trainers™(TTT) Clinic! Registrations are now available at www.wdaatrainthetrainers.org for the Western Dressage Association® of America's (WDAA) Western Dressage Continuing Education Program clinic. The Western Dressage Association® of Michigan (WDAMI) is hosting the TTT clinic at the Nottingham Equestrian Center, 16848 Towar Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. This program offers a great learning experience for both Western and English Dressage riders. Gaits and the bio-mechanics of horses are studied. Rules, tack and attire are discussed. Test riding will be demonstrated and test judging studied using experienced demonstration riders and their horses. The TTT1 clinicians are Cliff Swanson and Frances Carbonnel, both from Colorado. Please go to: www.wdaatrainthetrainers.org to register for this clinic. The cost is $350. There are no auditors. For insurance purposes, you must also be a member of the WDAA. You can join WDAA at the same link: www.wdaa trainthetrainers.org. The Host Hotel is The Hampton Inn at I-127 and Lake Lansing Road. Call 1-517-324-2071 to reserve to reserve your room. The WDAMI room rate at The Hampton Inn is $134 per night. There are also many other motel/hotel options in the East Lansing area including the Holiday Inn Express and the Marriott. Box lunches are available for purchase each

day at a cost of $10 per day. Once your application has been received and processed, you will be contacted regarding the menu and payment plan for the box lunch. Polo shirts with WDAA Train the Trainer™ Logo may be ordered at the same time you register for the clinic. This option is on the registration form. The cost for the TTT shirt is $30. Participation is limited, so register now, and get this Event on your Calendars for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 and 20, 2016. Note that this is a continuing education clinic not a certification program. However, paper certificates suitable for framing will be presented upon completion either as a professional or as an amateur. Professionals who complete the program will be able to use the Train the Trainer™ logo on their advertising materials. SCHEDULE: Day 1: Morning Classroom Session DEVELOPING YOUR EYE Morning sessions will be held in a classroom at the Nottingham Equestrian Center. We will have active discussions led 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 Arena Session will take place in an indoor arena at the Nottingham Equestrian Center. 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 Day 2: Morning Classroom Session Trying Out Your Knowledge 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 Arena Session: Participants will apply their skills judging student riders as they perform several levels of the Western Dressage tests.

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WESTERN MI APPALOOSA REGIONAL The WMAR would like to welcome our newest board of directors, Marcia Shelhamer & Pam Weakly. We look forward to working with both of you this year. 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'd like 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 at www.wmarapp.org. Important dates to post on your calendar include the Michigan Horse Council Expo is March 11-13, 2016, the WMAR Red, White and Blue show at Mason will be June 4 & 5, 2016, the WMAR State Show at Centreville will be July 16 & 17, 2016 and the Sizzler Show that we co-host with the MApHA will be August 6 & 7, 2016. Speaking of shows, 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. It's getting close to foaling season. If any of you have 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 e-mailing them to me to include in the newsletter. 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

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YANKEE SPRINGS TRAIL RIDERS ASSOC. Board Meeting Minutes, February 10, 2016 This meeting was held at Sonya & Todd Peters home starting with a Pot Luck meal at 6:00 pm. Ron Walker called the meeting to order at 6:36. Trail Report: The 4 mile and 9 mile have been cleaned, thanks to Carla and Ron Walker. Fat bike tracks were seen on the 9 mile, and a 4 wheeler was seen last summer, so Ron will ask the game area manager for some no wheeled vehicle signs to be put up. DNR Report: Ron Walker and Richard Smith meet with Andru Jevicks, YS DNR Manager to discuss the Memorandum of Understand agreement document to get a better understanding of this agreement and would this change our relationship with the DNR or continue to be the same. Ron and Richard had a few questions for the DNR regarding our financial records being open for their review, if insurance needs would change, and was the Pavilion gifted to the DNR. Over all they felt our working relationship would stay the same with the DNR under the MOU agreement. Richard Smith suggested the Equine Liability Act sign be placed in different areas in the park.

Ron will check with the DNR to make sure this would be ok and see if some signs could be donated from different vendors, about 10 of them. Richard also suggested we add the Equine Liability Act to our signed waivers when we have events. The Horse Camping Only sign will be replaced in the YS campground once the ruling gets to Andru. January 26th Barry county approved ORV's to use Barry County roads, so be careful when you are riding the roads you might encounter ORV's. Euchre Tournament at Scott’s Café Report: This was a big success with 32 players generated $820.00 which was donated to Cancer Families United. MHC: Ron Walker reported on the current situation of the MHC. The ongoing legal battle shows some promising avenues. Skip made a motion to join the MHC for 2016, Carla 2nd. Voted on and approved 9-0. Richard Smith said he would be YSTRA's delegate with John Soper 1st alternate and Skip Burger 2nd alternate. Benches around the community fire pit. Laura Soper suggested we ask vendors to donate a

bench and we would create a sign to attach to the bench, “donated by.” Suzie suggested some people might want to donate a bench “In Memory of.” Skip Burger will check with the lumber yard for the cost of these benches. Ron and Carla will fund the first bench in memory of Gene Flint. Member Call List: Sonya wanted to know the status on the suggestion for Board Members to call YSTRA members for their input and to update them on events. John Dermody was to create a list of questions, this has not been done. Ron Walker suggested instead of calling a Newsletter be sent out, which he is working on, and list the Board Members with their phone numbers and let the members know they can call us with their questions or suggestions. Several members thought the Newsletter might be a better idea than calling members at home. Some input from the membership on this topic would be greatly appreciated. Ron Walker, ronaldw@grmr.com or call 616-437-0747. Next meeting, March 9th will be held at Ron and Carla Walkers home. Happy Trails, Kathy Taylor, YSTRA Secretary

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

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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., $645,000 20 Acres, Isabella Co., $300,000 Beautiful turn of the century home or 40 Acres $369,000. 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.

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

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Trail Riding Season is right around the corner!

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Ahramat Arabians, LLC Under the new sole ownership of Kevin Yamout Kevin Yamout offers over 10 years of experience in training horses with Arabian and German Dressage principles. Kevin specializes in Halter Training and Showing at high levels.

Gorgeous Boarding Facility 100+ acres of trails with outstanding views of nature and lakes Nestled in rolling hills with privacy, lots of grass, pond and cross country jumps • Indoor arena 60x120 • Outdoor arena 90x140 • Observation room - heated & air conditioned • Updated bathroom, TV, Free WiFi, fridge, microwave, ice cooler • Tack room - saddle/tack racks • 16 stalls in show barn (4 available) • Stallion barn with 7 stalls (stallion board available) • 9 big pastures, 6 with run-ins • Costume show schedule for clients

All Breeds & Disciplines Welcome! Lessons Available - beginner through advanced riders, most disciplines

Stallion Services Available If you wish to breed your mare, look no further! Stallions at stud, collections and AI services

2010 Straight Egyptian Gray Stallion • 16 Hands

Siraj Ibn-Mishaal LDA Mishaal HP x Illa Magidaa LDA

Produces gorgeous babies with long legs, great top lines, exotic heads and movement. Multiple Mare Discounts for 2016!

2nd Top Highest Mover scored at the 2013 Egyptian Event! 2 Unanimous Supreme Champions at the Summer Sizzler, Ohio. 2 Top Fives and 1 Top Ten at the Egyptian Event.

Board/Training Rates

Quality Horses For Sale

• Stall Board: $475 Month (new clients, first lesson free) • Pasture Board: $375 Month • Lesson Packages: upon request • Board/Condition: $750 Month • Under Saddle/Halter Training: Starting at $750 Month • Horse Treadmill Additional

Horses For Lease & Half-Lease

(248) 446-0016 ahramatarabians@gmail.com www.AhramatArabians.com 8650 North Rushton Rd., South Lyon, MI

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NEW 60’ Round Pen with Walk Thru Gate sale!

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

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

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

Veterinarians Recommend Us Ask Yours!

Knowledgeable, Experienced Staff Onsite 24 Hours

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

15 minute trailer ride to multiple MetroParks!

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

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THE SCIENCE OF EQUINE BEHAVIOR

MORE SPECIAL EVENTS March 11-13 MI Horse Expo, East Lansing, MI April 7-10 Equine Affaire, Columbus, Ohio April 15-17 Midwest Horse Fair, Madison, WI

WANT TO KNOW... the scientific reason behind behaviors? the best principles based on science to use in training? the science involved in equine assisted therapies?

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

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2016 Lakota Charger C39 (7309S) 3H GN LQ, 7’6” Tall, 6’9” Wide, All Aluminum Construction, Head & Rump Drop Down Windows, LED Lights, Back Barn Doors, Awning, Saddle Boss Saddle Racks, Stock# M7039TR MSRP: $41,340 | Our Price: $35,280

2016 CornPro SB-16 6S 2H BP, 6’6” Tall, Two Butterfly Vents, Vinyl Gravel Guard on Fenders, Electric Brakes Both Axles, Full Escape Door, Vinyl Handle Grips on Outside Latches. Stock# K6925TR MSRP: $6,855

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

2016 Lakota Charger 81611S Stock Combo LQ, All Aluminum, 7’6” Tall, 8’ Wide, Extra Deep Slide Out, Mid Tack, Ramp Door, Power Awning, LED Lighting. Stock# K6828TR. MSRP: $61,264 Our Price: $46,980

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

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2016 Lakota Charger 7311S (C311) 3 H LQ, All Aluminum Construction, 7'6” Tall, 7’ Wide, Slide Out, Drop Down Feed Windows Head & Rump Side, 5+2+1 Warranty, Stock# M7010TR MSRP: $48,200 Our Price: $39,980

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

Sale Price $39,680

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2016 Lakota Charger 8311S 3H Slant Load GN LQ, 11’ Shortwall, All Aluminum Construction, 7’6” Tall, 8’ Wide, Deep Slide Out, LED Lighting, Double Barn Doors, Stock# M7019TR. MSRP: $60,928 Our Price: $49,980

Sale Price $14,650

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