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Vol. 19 Issue 7 - January, 2012

About the Cover: PICCADILLY CIRCUS has everything you’d expect to see at a Circus. Celebrating 25 years entertaining families throughout North America “we’ve pulled out all the stops!” You’ll see the ‘Elephant Extravaganza’, an elephant stands on one foot; ‘Motorcycle Madness’ has motorcycle daredevils somersaulting and spinning in a big Globe of Doom; ‘Katunga’ the giant jungle monster; the ‘White Tiger Spectacular’, crazy comedy with circus clowns, even a 1923 Model T with a mind of its own; daring aerialists;cirque artists and much much more! Its one and a half hours of excitement and fun at PICCADILLY CIRCUS. Special “Buy One Get One Free” adult tickets are available on-line at (limited time offer!!) See site for details and ticket pricing. Where: Florida Parishes Arena 1301 NW Central Ave Amite, LA 70422 985-748-5914 When: Thursday February 16th, 2012 4:30pm & 7:30pm



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TRI-PARISH YOUTH RODEO Saturday January 14th, 2012 10am til Washington Parish Fairgrounds Arena Registration begins @ 8:30am Events for ages 3 and up Join and become a member to earn points for End of the Year Awards List of Events

Stick Horse Arena and Barrels Barrels - Poles - Sheep Riding Goat Tail Pulling - Goat Tying Goat Throwing - Calf Riding Steer Riding - Jr Bull Riding Sr Bull Riding - Calf Tying Break Away Roping - Jr Bareback Bareback Ponies - Arena Race Exhibition - Poles - Barrels - Arena Team Roping - Youth Team or One Adult with a youth COME OUT AND JOIN THE FUN!

For More Information Contact Roy Lea @ (985) 517-0425 or Daniel Lea (985) 515-8255

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Start your New Year off Right! We have some really nice horses, ready to show, go & win! We have something for every riders level also Lessons & Training 225-654-9254

2000 Cherokee 4-horse trailer, rear and mid-tack; new awning, refrigerator, microwave; on-board generator; shower,tub,toilet $18000 225-241-5952 Paint Gelding 9 yr old, broke, current coggins Big & beautiful, Must see Oreo $1500 neg. 337-577-2823 14” Ammerman Trophy Barrel Saddle. Round Skirt. Black Seat. Star Conchos. Still has original back girth. Upgraded Aluminum Stirrups. Won in 2003 and has been used less than 6 months at shows only. Currently kept inside smokefree house. Asking $750, obo or 225-907-5966 6 year old AQHA Gelding for Sale. Nice handle and well mannered. $3500 Contact: 504-422-3555 or

2008 Cimmaron Norstar VP 4H w/8ft shortwall. Fully loaded,still like new. must see. 985-974-5225

13” Circle Y Barrel Saddle. Pommel comes up over your legs, but it doesn’t trap you in. Trophy Fenders. Saddle was built to last, with heavy top grade leather. New seat & cushion. Great shape and is currently kept at barn Asking $750, obo or 225-907-5966 Black & White TW/QH Gelding 10 years old, excellent trail horse. Well built, current coggins, shots, etc. $2200 obo 337-577-2823 10” Billy Cook Barrel Saddle good condition $600 also several other small saddles $100 & up 985-264-5579 Connie’s Crazy Critters Children’s Birthday Parties Onsite or Mobile pony rides, carriage rides, petting zoo (lots of animals) inflatables, picnic area hayrides and more Robert, LA 504-915-0346

AKC Registered German Shepherd Puppies, Beautiful Bi Color, both parents working Police dogs. Hi drive very social, UTD on vaccinations and wormings 601-299-0260 Yearling APHA Tobiano filly by Superior WP sire John Three Sixteen. Big , pretty and easy to handle. $1500 (985) 517-3787 Terrific Horse Training Facility Near Folsom, LA Barn, Training Pen, Electric Walker, 10 Paddocks w/ High Fences, 5 Covered Stalls, 2 Stocked Ponds, & 2 Bedroom Cottage, All on 6 Acres near Lake Ramsey Savannah Wildlife Area. Contact Richard Graves (Agent) (985) 634-1633.

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The Morehouse Activity Center, better know as The MAC, is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose facility, conveniently located just off Highway 165 east of Bastrop, Louisiana. Constructed adjacent to the Morehouse Parish Fair Grounds, the main arena measures 120' by 210', with seating for 1500. Perfect for rodeos, barrel racing, horse shows, team roping, team penning, facility can also accommodate other type events livestock exhibitions, and more. The facili such as arts and crafts exhibits, circuses, band concerts, tractor pulls, etc.

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40’ x 30’ x 16’ $8900 price includes labor (silver sides)

Mid Point Feed & Seed

Premium Feeds, Fertilizers, Seed, Tack, Animal Health Products, Fencing, Hardware & Cast Iron Cookware

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Barkers Corner 19744 Hwy 40 Covington, LA

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See Your Local Purina Dealer and See the Difference in your horse!

Circle T Farm Supply 1610 Washington Franklinton, LA 985-839-5408

Feliciana Farmers Coop 11947 Jackson St Clinton, LA 225-683-5158

Crossroads Feed & Seed 3854 Hwy 26W Poplarville, MS 601-772-9497

Hammond Feed 102 E. Robert Hammond, LA 985-345-1920

Dodge City Farm Supply 101 Hatchell Lane Denham Springs, LA 225-664-3351 Fazzio’s Home & Farm Center 23506 Hwy 53 Gulfport, MS 228-832-2122 Page 12

Hometown Farm & Garden 301 NW Central Amite, LA 985-748-9347 J & B Feed 39 Virginia St. Lucedale, MS 601-947-3066

Longleaf Farm & Garden 104 E. Magnolia Poplarville, MS 601-795-2295 Old Time Farm Supply 13218 Hwy 44 Gonzales, LA 225-647-4201 O’Keefe Feed & Seed 900 Columbia Covington, LA 985-892-4101 Paul Bounds, Inc. 401 S. Main St Picayune, MS 601-798-3753

Raceland Ag. Service 3932 Hwy 308 Raceland, LA 985-537-6737 Spencer’s Feed & Seed 83103 Hwy 25 Folsom, LA 985-796-3970 St. Gabriel Hardware 2045 Hwy 30 St. Gabriel, LA 225-642-5724 Tri-Parish Co-Op 1080 Hwy 19 Slaughter, LA 225-654-2727

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January 8 4 Friends Barrel Races Open 4D Winter Saddle Series Saddles awarded to each “D” Season End High point earner, awards to top five in each “D” in Open. $35 membership + entry fee Exh starts 10am books close 1pm kiddie, open, youth & senior classes CASH ONLY Hancock Co Arena Kiln, MS 601-337-1538 or on Facebook: 4 Friends Barrel Races January 14 Tri-Parish Youth Rodeo 10am - til (See page 6 for more info.) Washington Parish Fairgrounds Arena Franklinton, LA 985-517-0425 or 985-515-8255 January 15 FPHA Year End Awards Mandeville Community Centerdoors open 1pm awards at 2pm 504-915-0346 January 28 6th Annual Equine Education Seminar Magnolia Park, Fendlason Community Center Folsom, LA 9-12 Eduacational Presentations 12-1 Lunch $5 donation 1-3pm Educational Presentations 985-893-3839

January 29 4 Friends Barrel Races Open 4D Winter Saddle Series Saddles awarded to each “D” Season End High point earner, awards to top five in each “D” in Open. $35 membership + entry fee Exh starts 10am books close 1pm kiddie, open, youth & senior classes CASH ONLY Hancock Co Arena Kiln, MS 601-337-1538 or on Facebook: 4 Friends Barrel Races

March 31 Liverpool Riding Club 2012 pointed shows “Come join our FAMILY riding club” February 25 Halter, performance, and timed events Liverpool Riding Club TOMMY DAY ARENA 2012 pointed shows “Come join our please visit our website lrc1.webs. FAMILY riding club” com For more info, please contact Halter, performance, and timed events 985-229-4108 TOMMY DAY ARENA please visit our website lrc1.webs. com For more info, please contact 985-229-4108 February 25-26 4 Friends Barrel Races Open 4D Winter Saddle Series Saddles awarded to each “D” Season End High point earner, awards to top five in each “D” in Open. $35 membership + entry fee Exh starts 10am books close 1pm kiddie, open, youth & senior classes CASH ONLY Hancock Co Arena Kiln, MS 601-337-1538 or on Facebook: 4 Friends Barrel Races

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March 17 Liverpool Riding Club 2012 pointed shows “Come join our FAMILY riding club” Halter, performance, and timed events TOMMY DAY ARENA please visit our website lrc1.webs. com For more info, please contact 985-229-4108

Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm Sat: 8am - 1pm 985-796-9898

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Competitive Trail Clinic At Coldwater Recreation Area, Florida By Suzanne Murphree

Wendy Allen, a ride manager for Competitive Trail Rides (CTR) endorsed by the North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) has announced that there will be a trail ride workshop, the Spanish Trail Clinic, on Jan. 28, 2012 from 8:00 until 4:00 p.m. The one day clinic will be held at the Coldwater Recreation Area in Munson, Florida at the Blackwater River Florida State Forest. Camping and horse accommodations on site are available through the state forest system.


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Hourly & Weekend Rates Available Call: Weldon Jewell - Director P.O. Box 290 • New Roads, LA 70760 225-638-5548 • cell 225-718-2438

The format will include both a classroom setting and hands on ride with experienced NATRC competitors. The classroom portion will contain competitive trail basics to advanced educational information by experienced NATRC riders. Lunch will be served around noon. After lunch the riders will collect into small groups with an instructor and ride leader. Ms Allen will be ride manager for the NATRC ride, The Spanish Trail Ride, scheduled for March 17-18, 2012 at the same location.

56292 N. Cooper Road • Loranger, Louisiana 985-878-0306 • 985-517-8787

For more information and registration for both the Jan. clinic (sponsored by Five Flags Arabian Horse Association and NATRC Region 5) and the March CTR contact Wendy Allen or go to the NATRC web site


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29566 HWY 40 BUSH,LA 70431 Page 15

Accounting Equine Appraisal & Accounting Specializing in Equine Accounting Dianne Ascani Arndt 985-630-9558


Boarding Bayou Boarding Full service boarding facility, includes feed, hay, shavings and much more. New Iberia, LA Owner - Erica 337-523-2433 Circle C Farm Equine Facility Dana Galliano, Rph, Owner 82417 Hwy 1129 Covington, LA 985-893-1251, 985-259-1723 985-335-4238 Home of Elvis White Diamond Circle M Boarding Stables Boarding, Riding Arena, Stall Rental. 21301 Old Covington Hwy Hammond, LA 985-386-5736 Good Guys Farm Full Boarding Covered Riding Arena with lights & outdoor arena. Multiple pastures. Quality Care! Also Horses for Sale. Folsom, LA 985-796-8445 985-966-3449-cell MKL Farms Stable or Pasture Board 4434 Country Dr Bourg, LA 985-594-9544 Red BenoitTraining Stables 70363 Old Military Rd Covington, LA 985-892‑6884 Voelkel Farm Lighted arena, round pen & walker 81015 Lee Road, Covington, LA 985-373-2503-cell-days 985-893-0347-nights

Diesel Repair Tangi Diesel Performance LLC Powerstroke, Cummins, Duramax 1000 W. Coleman Ave Hammond, LA 985-549-1991

Equine Insurance

Horse Sales Larry Meadows Mize, MS 601-733-5439 Southwest Horse Company Buy • Sell • Trade All Breeds John Christiana - Bush, LA 985-886-2250/985-630-3283cell

Oak Springs Insurance “Protect Your Horse, Your Investment & Yourself.” Providing Equine Mortality/Medical, Personal/Professional Liability, & More... Rachel Shultz - Local Agent Licensed: LA & MS 314-359-9198 (mobile)

Feed & Hay JPJ Farms Hay Sales & Trucking Coastal & Alacia Bermuda Hay Delivery Available 985-981-2427

Horse Shoeing / Farrier John Bitter Natural Balance Trimming 985-705-3811

Mid Point Feed & Seed 19744 Hwy 40 Covington, LA 985-892-2002 Quality Feeds, Inc. “Our name says it all” Performance, Breeding, Maintenance & Custom Feeds. The only Kentucky Equine Research Team member in Louisiana. We carry Alfalfa, Timothy & Coastal hay. Call or come by. 985-893-3889 18142 La Tung Rd, Covington, LA Total Equine Building a Better Horse One Scoop at a Time! Becky Cannizzaro 985-807-5304

Horse Sitting/Hauling Horse Sitting/Hauling local horse sitting and hauling Experienced/References 985-630-6119

Real Estate Doug Rushing Realty, Inc. 601-876-3409

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Rescue/Adoption To make a donation, volunteer, or adopt: Hooved Animal Rescue & Placement (HARP) PO Box 56, Loranger, LA 70466, 985-969-3167

Custom Built Gooseneck Trailers of Mississippi Seminary, MS 601-722-9581 P & R Enterprises, Inc. Horse, Cargo & Utility trailers Hwy 25 Folsom, LA 985-796-9898 Ranch Outlet Trailer Sales 113 E, Gloria Switch Lafayette, LA 337-235-0795

Saddle/Tack Repair Holden’s Saddle Repair & Custom Made Tack Bush, LA 985-886-3602

Southwest Trailer Sales McComb, MS 601-250-1888

T&R Saddle & Tack Repair Custom Leather Goods and Awards Loranger, LA 985-878-2800

Trainers Red Benoit Training Stables Covington, LA 985-892-6884

Shavings / Bedding

Rawhide Blackwell Quarter Horses AQHA Professional Horseman 56292 N. Cooper Rd Loranger, LA 985-878-0306 985-517-8787

S + S Farms & Trucking Bulk Delivery or Load your Truck Franklinton, LA Cory Bourque 985-839-6626 or 800-839-6626 Natural horsemanship trining prob-

Stallions Skippa Chrome AQHA, PHBA, FQHR Stud Fee - $250 Obvious Steel - Appaloosa Stud Fee - $350 King Jessie Casper - AQHA, FQHR 100% Stud Fee - $250 Morris Quarter Horses Sandy Hook, MS 601-467-2635

Veterinary Cooper’s Mobile Veterinary Service Equine Medicine, Acupuncture and Chiropractic 24 Hour Emergency Services Dr Keith Cooper, DVM, CVA 18221 McKay Lane, Franklinton, LA 70438 Office: (985) 839-9557/ Fax: (985) 839-5838 Greene, Lewis & Associates, Inc. Equine Veterinary Clinic & Hospital 24 hour Emergency Service Gary M. Greene, DVM, DACT, Hunter S. Lewis, DVM, DABVP, Barry V. Strickland, DVM, Ashley R. Berthelot, DVM, Jane W. Merryman, VMD 17737 Hwy 40, Covington, LA 985-893-3839 Kleinpeter Equine Veterinary Services, LLC Specializing in state-of-the-art preventative care and sports medicine Chat Kleinpeter, DVM Heather Garcia, DVM 39088 Hwy 42 Prairieville, LA 70769 225-744-4671


lem horses and colts. Starting @ $650/mo Abbeville, LA Lessons Available 337-298-3073 Matt Howell Circle M-D Training Center 20289 Hwy 1062 Loranger, LA 985-878-3655

Western Stores & Boots

T.S. McBeath Sales Sales Management & Horse Training 10091 Co. Rd 216, Union, MS Ranch Outlet 601-656-7034 3324 NE Evangeline Thruway (I-49)Lafayette, LA 337-234-5015

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The Largest Horse Fair in the Southeast Returns to Montgomery The Alabama Horse Council will present its 18th annual Alabama Horse Fair at the Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery on January 21-22. The fair is considered one of the largest equine trade shows in the Southeast, and vendors from across the region will offer a diverse choice of goods for horse lovers and the general public. The fair also provides excellent educational opportunities--not only for equine professionals, but to the average horse owner as well. This year’s featured clinicians are RFD-TV stars Tommy Garland, 2006 winner of the “Equine Extravaganza Trainers Challenge” and Craig Cameron, 2010 “Road to the Horse” winner. There will be additional lectures on horse care and training presented by equine experts from across the Southeast. Veterinarians from across the state are volunteering their time at the “Ask the Vet” booth, including Marion vet Dr. Doug Halbrooks, and the Alabama Professional Farriers Association will also have a booth offering free advice on hoof care. In addition, there will be a silent auction, a live auction in the main arena, demonstrations on driving, drill teams, dressage, a puissance (high-jump) exhibition, cowboy mounted shooting and more Children’s interests are also represented with stick horse races, the recognition of Alabama’s State 4-H winners and more. Judson College equine instructors Jennifer Hoggle and Janice Palmer Williams serve as board members for the council and Judson students will volunteer at the fair. Admission is $10 per day with children 6 and under free. For information on attendance, becoming a vendor, etc., contact Alabama Horse Council at either or 205.678.2882. Bits & Pieces - January, 2012




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