2014 Holiday Issue – part 1 - Ontario Quarter Horse Association

Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
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With all good wishes to you and your family
for health and happiness this holiday season and
throughout the coming year.
From
The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains
humble enough to carry a man upon his back.
– Amber Senti
Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc.
2014 Board of Directors
OQHA
email: [email protected] • www.oqha.on.ca
Executive Committee
Non Director Positions
President
Shawna Crawford
613-838-3234 [email protected]
Points & Membership
Sue Nye 55 Latzer Cres., Brantford, ON N3V 1E1
519-758-0537 [email protected]
OQHBF Treasurer
Sharon Hammer 519-577-0111
OQHA Website
Jodi Mallette 905-846-9309
[email protected]
Reserve Back Numbers
Val Love 905-263-8158 [email protected]
Disciplinary Committee
Dan Patterson 519-345-2861
Trophies & Awards
Sharon Hammer 519-577-0111
Past President
James Simpson 519-821-2425
[email protected]
1st Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer
Val Love 905-263-8158 [email protected]
2nd Vice President
Pete Hammer [email protected]
Janine Domingos
905-703-1694 [email protected]
Troy Legomski [email protected]
Directors
Area 1
Jim Thomson Youth Advisory Team
519-864-1462 [email protected]
Troy Legomski
[email protected]
Area 2
Kathy M. Patterson Youth Advisory Team
519-345-2861 [email protected]
Marianne Ramey
Drug Testing/Commercial Vendors
519-443-8713 [email protected]
Joy Cressman Youth Advisory Team
519-698-2077 [email protected]
Pete Hammer OQHBF/Teen Ranch Show
519-504-6969 [email protected]
Area 3
Janine Domingos Queen Contest
905-703-1694 [email protected]
Jodi Mallette Promotion & Publicity/Website
[email protected]
Area 4
Rod Jeffries Sponsorships
613-849-2020 [email protected]
Kathryn Stanton Youth Advisory Team/E-news
705-323-2776 [email protected]
Andrew Dewar Trail Ride
705-934-2810
[email protected]
Val Love Hall of Fame
905-263-8158 [email protected]
Area 5
Shawna Crawford
Youth Advisory Team/Novice Show
613-913-7262 [email protected]
Amateur Board of Directors
President
Sheryl Chillson [email protected]
Vice President
Mallory McKewen [email protected]
Secretary
Kerrie - Lynn Webb [email protected]
Treasurer
Jenn Pearce [email protected]
James Heitzner 519-699-0140
[email protected]
Amanda Martini 519-780-1736
[email protected]
Heidi Nelson 519-638-7788
[email protected]
Area 3
Hannah Buijs 705-424-7049
[email protected]
Taylor Longhouse 705-735-6721
[email protected]
Youth Advisor
Marie Muir 519-442-7451
[email protected]
AQHA Standing Committee
Youth Committee
Kathy M. Patterson
4912 Rd 179 RR #1, Bornholm, ON N0K 1A0
Judges Committee
Joe Carter
421 St George Road, St George, ON N0E 1N0
Racing and Marketing
Bob Broadstock
18101 Cedar Dale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0
Directors
OQHA Hall of Fame
Area 1 – Kristy Beck [email protected]
Area 2 – Suzanne Pestano
1997 George Coverdale*
1997 Don Nye
1997 Mick Pettypiece*
1998 Pat Carter
1998 Roy Ionson
1998 Harold Mather*
2003 Walter Hellyer
2003 Sue Nye
2004 Bob Tweed
2004 Aiden Finn
2004 Joan Mather
2004 Leon Paroian*
2004 Alex Picov*
2005 Joan McMann
2005 Ron McMann*
2005 Ralph Pearson
[email protected]
April Souwand
[email protected]
Area 3 – J essica Mosley Cairncross
[email protected]
Catherine Aloe
[email protected]
Julianne Scrivo
[email protected]
Area 6 – D
ale Cunningham
[email protected]
Youth Board of Directors
President
Tiana Domingos
519-833-0210 [email protected]
Vice President
Becca Diebel 519-291-4754
[email protected]
Secretary
Taylor Martini 519-780-1736
[email protected]
Treasurer
Summer Beckett
519-934-1640 [email protected]
Directors
Area 1
Nicole McComb 519-227-4689
[email protected]
Area 2
Jackie Heitzner 519-699-0140
[email protected]
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2006 Peter Cameron
2006 Fred Fisher*
2006 Jim Pratt
2007 Vince Amlin
2007 Al Patterson
2008 Joe Carter
2008 Valerie Love
2009 Ray Storey*
2009 KenMcLellan
2010 Joe Jarvis
2010 John Roney
2011 Joe Hoskins*
2011 George Egerton
2013 Kathy Patterson
2013 Paul Straus
*deceased
Horse Inductees
1997 King Clipper Joe
1997 Show Tip
1998 Leo Sand
1998 Style Bars
2003 Fly Away Mac
2004 Kemps Poco Star
2005 Shes A Mac
2006 Otoes Goldenrod
2007 Ima Kings Pistol
2008 Poco Ray Mount
2009 Bonanza Scorpion
2010 Mito Commander
2011 Red Mambo Jr
2012 Joe Rocket
2013 General Mito
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Features
Advertisers
Past Presidents............................................................................... 9
Rod Jeffries Quarter Horses and
President’s Message.................................................................... 10
Dewar Performance Horses......................................... Front Cover
Amateur President’s Message.....................................................12
JM Quarter Horses............................................ Inside Front Cover
Amateur Spotlight (Dale Cunningham).....................................14
JM Quarter Horses.........................................................................3
Youth President’s Message..........................................................16
Patterson Show Horses..................................................................4
Youth Spotlights (Jessica Hamlin, Rachel Hamlin).....................17
Rapley Show Horses.......................................................................5
Youth Horses from the Past................................................... 18-19
Article – Bugs in the Belly of the Beast......................................20
OQHA NYATT...............................................................................22
2014 OQHBF High Point Winners......................................... 24-25
2014 OQHBF Payouts...................................................................26
2014 OQHBF Slot Payback...........................................................27
2014 OQHA Breeder’s Futurity Recap.........................................28
2014 OQHBF Sponsors.................................................................28
Behind the Scenes........................................................................30
2014 OQHA Year-End All Around Winners................................31
2014 American Quarter Horse Congress....................................32
Misener Performance Horses........................................................6
Kathy’s Show Equipment.............................................................12
OQHA Queen...............................................................................13
OAQHA Winter Clinic..................................................................15
Kathryn Stanton...........................................................................21
The Figure Seven..........................................................................21
EOQHA..........................................................................................29
OQHBF..........................................................................................34
Trailers Plus...................................................................................35
Bridle Path Tack Shop..................................................................37
Article – West Nile Virus..............................................................34
Laidlaw Stables.............................................................................47
Article – OEF - Forage Cubes.......................................................36
Rowantree Acres..........................................................................48
2014 OQHA Trail Ride..................................................................38
Randy Storey................................................................................49
Promotional Club News...............................................................40
Fletcher’s Horse World.................................................................50
2015 Advertising Rates................................................................41
Kelly Simpson Training Centre.......................... Inside Back Cover
Business Advertising Section................................................. 42-46
Double RJ Quarter Horses ............................. Outside Back Cover
O Q H A C O R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S
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Editor
Lynn Riley – [email protected]
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Invoicing
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(905) 263-8158 [email protected]
Contributing Writers
Sheryl Chillson, Lynn Riley, Shawna Crawford, Tiana Domingos, OEF,
Dr. Ben Henderson, Jen Armstrong.
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O.Q.H.A. Notice: Positive Drug Test
AQHA/OQHA Show: Orangeville, ON May 18, 2014
Class: Rookie Amateur Horsemanship
Horse: Shez Certified
Exhibitor: Meagan Bender
Owner & Responsible Party: Danny Bender
Test Result: Reserpine Category: Class 2
Administrative Penalty: Fine and 90 day membership suspension.
O.Q.H.A. Board offer of settlement regarding this matter has been met.
Disqualification of said horse from class in which it was tested.
O.Q.H.A. Board has ruled this matter is now closed for said test.
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
Cover Story
In 2014, Sleep It Off had
a stellar year by earning the
OQHA High Point Open
Challenge Horse (halter
& performance), the High
Point Performance Horse
and the High Point Senior Hunter Under Saddle
Horse. This 2006 sorrel gelding sired by Too Sleepy To Zip and out of A Hot Woman
by Hot Pretense is bred and owned by Rod Jeffries of
Shannonville, Ontario. Andrew Dewar of Dewar Performance Horses, Millbrook, Ontario trained and showed
‘Turbo’ in Halter, Western Pleasure, Trail, Hunter Under
Saddle and Western Riding. Rod qualified him for the
AQHA Select World in Western Pleasure two years in a
row and for both the Amateur & Select World Show in
Halter. This talented gelding has earned 33 All Around
and Reserve All Around awards at AQHA shows with
over 110 AQHA points. This fine gelding is now offered
for sale. Contact Andrew Dewar at (705) 934-2810 or
[email protected] or Rod Jeffries
at (613) 849-2020 or [email protected]
Andrew congratulates all his clients for a great 2014 at
the shows while earning many high point awards. In
2015 watch for more fine horses competing under the
Dewar & Jeffries partnership.
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Past Presidents
Past Presidents
Photo by Lisa Desroches
OQHA’S PAST PRESIDENTS
Back left: Ken McLellan, Mark Grice, Walter Scott, Joan Mather, Roy
Ionson, Vince Amlin. Front left: Don Nye, Will Western, Joe Jarvis,
George Coverdale, and Dan Patterson.
James Simpson............................................................................ 2010-2011
Lynn Scott.................................................................................... 2008-2009
Lisa Desroches............................................................................. 2006-2007
Joe Jarvis...................................................................................... 2003-2005
Will Western................................................................................ 2001-2002
Mark Grice................................................................................... 1999-2000
Ken McLellan............................................................................... 1997-1998
Dan Patterson.............................................................................. 1995-1996
Joan Mather................................................................................ 1993-1994
Mark Grice................................................................................... 1992
Greg Hart.................................................................................... 1991
Ed Cornish*................................................................................. 1989-1990
Orville Dowie*............................................................................. 1987-1988
Ralph Pearson.............................................................................. 1985-1986
John Roney.................................................................................. 1982-1984
Harold Mather*........................................................................... 1981-1982
Vince Amlin................................................................................. 1979-1980
John Harris*................................................................................. 1978
John Rose*.................................................................................. 1977
Dave Laidlaw*............................................................................. 1976
Jim Bieser*................................................................................... 1973-1975
Walter Scott................................................................................. 1972
Don Nye...................................................................................... 1969-1971
Jim Pratt...................................................................................... 1967-1968
George Coverdale*...................................................................... 1964-1966
Mick Pettypiece*.......................................................................... 1962-1963
Roy Ionson................................................................................... 1960-1961
*Deceased
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President’s Message
It’s hard to believe that the temperatures are hovering around freezing and our trips to the barn warrant
an extra layer of clothing.
In the quarter horse world, we
know winter is approaching because
many of us have recently returned
from a trip to The All American Quarter Horse Congress or the World
Show in Oklahoma City. These 2 shows define the end of
show season and the onset of a few cold, wintery months
for most of us here in Ontario. For some of us, this means
that we take a well-deserved break from showing or trail
riding, but for others this means heading to Florida and
the southern States to continue competing in the southern
circuits. Whatever is in store for you and your four legged
friends over the winter, be safe and enjoy!
As the winter months approach, many of us look back
on the past year and reminisce about time spent with our
beloved American Quarter Horses and start setting goals
for the next year. For many of us, these goals surround the
American Quarter Horse. Whether it’s about trying a new
discipline; choosing that perfect stud to cross on your mare;
competing in an AQHA approved show for the first time;
or setting higher goals of qualifying and competing at the
World show - these goals are important to set and work towards. You may think that your goals and accomplishments
are minimal, but to you, they are important and you never
know where they will lead you. Set goals, no matter how
small you think they are, and look back each year and be
thankful for all you have accomplished with your equine.
As an association, we also must set goals each year. The
new OQHA executive is appointed at the beginning of each
year, these volunteers need to work together and ensure
our association continues to improve and work for our
members.
Each year one of our goals is to offer a Queen contest to
young ladies wishing to represent our Association. I didn’t
realize until recently, that Ontario is the only province to
send a Queen to compete in the prestigious All American
Quarter Horse Congress Queen Contest. We would like to
congratulate Mallory McKewen on an amazing 1st Runner up finish at the 2014 Quarter Horse Congress Queen
Contest. Mallory won the Interview portion, was reserve in
Horsemanship and 6th in the written. I would like to send
out a special thank you and congratulations to Mallory for
representing our province so well in this contest. Another OQHA goal for 2014 was to reach out to more
of the grass roots Quarter Horse owners in Ontario and
introduce them to our association and the American quarter horse. We changed the venue of the OQHA All Novice
Show in 2014, moving it away from an existing AQHA
show and holding it in combination with a clinic/mock
show. By doing this, we saw tremendous interest from new
people who have never shown at an AQHA show in the
past. It was so exciting to see a number of new faces who
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attended their first OQHA show. These new exhibitors are
so important to our industry and we must continue to reach
out and encourage them to participate in the Novice shows
and other events within our province. I met many new exhibitors that weekend, and talked in great length with most
of them. Having them come up at the end of the weekend
stating it was their best show experience ever – was a testament to the success of this event. Their interest and sincerity
motivated me even more and I look forward to working at
making the Novice weekend even more successful going
forward!
An important goal for OQHA and OQHBF was to find
a venue that was going to work for the Futurity and our
exhibitors allowing the show to grow and prosper. For the
past number of years, this show has been switching up
venues and has not really been able to find a “home” so to
speak. The 5 day/5 pointed show was moved to Ancaster
this year, and saw tremendous interest and support. Combined with the 2 day/3 pointed OQHA show, making this a
5 pointed circuit has certainly made a difference. In speaking with the exhibitors and our members, it is apparent that
this venue and format is a preferable choice. We are pleased
to announce that Ancaster has been booked for the next 3
years, and will be called home for the OQHBF and Summer
Finale Quarter Horse show for the foreseeable future.
A 2015 goal for our association must be to increase OQHA
interest and our membership. We need to reach out and ensure that we are listening and working for our members.
We must get new faces involved in order for our association
to prosper and grow. Our membership has declined over
the past 10 years, and we realize that with the increased
show fees, etc. that when it comes down to it - memberships usually slip off the radar. Exhibitors or horse enthusiasts don’t necessarily need to be an Affiliate or Area
member. Unfortunately, OQHA and the promotional clubs
main income are derived from memberships. Grant money
has been increasingly difficult to secure, and with increasing show expenses, there isn’t much profit from shows with
membership the main source of revenue needed in order
to keep our association viable. In order to ensure we have
AQHA approved events in our province and have a provincial voice and representation at AQHA, we need to ensure
that OQHA remains prosperous. I would like to encourage
everyone to purchase their promotional club and OQHA
memberships for 2015. As a member, have your voice heard
at the AGM and at the same time help ensure our association can remain active.
I would also like to call out to anyone interested in becoming more involved with OQHA to really think about
joining the board for 2015. We have all heard the statement
that “it’s always the same people”. As with any non- profit/
volunteer positions, it always seems to be the same people
doing the work and making the decisions. There are many
I’m sure who would like to take a step back and hand over
to new people, but there just isn’t the interest coming in on
the boards. I see this at the provincial level, as well as the
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promotional clubs. The only way we can change this is to
step up and throw your hat in and get involved. New faces
and ideas are always needed and welcomed. I will be honest, being a director on the OQHA board or the promotional
clubs isn’t a “glamorous” position by any means, but there
is pride in getting involved and being part of the success
and change. Don’t be a silent member, everyone can make a
difference! As with any position, there are expectations, and
if you decide to become involved, you will end up with a
job. Please, we need you! We need your ideas! Please think
about a director position on the OQHA Board. There are
director positions in each area, so if you are thinking about
getting more involved, contact one of the current board
members and ask questions. Help us shape the future of
our association.
I would also like to encourage our Amateurs to get more
involved. The past couple years it has been increasingly difficult to even get a quorum for the Amateur AGM. This is
frustrating and unfortunate as our amateur numbers are
larger than ever, but we struggle to get anyone to volunteer
or come to a one hour AGM. A place on the amateur board
used to be a privilege and votes were needed as there was
so much interest. Unfortunately, the past 5 years has been
a struggle and if it continues to be that way, the Amateur
board unfortunately is in jeopardy. Don’t let this happen.
Remember to mark your calendars for January 17th, 2015.
The OQHA Annual General Meeting which includes the
Amateur AGM and Youth AGM and Awards Banquet is being held at a NEW LOCATION this year. We have changed
to the Holiday Inn on Holiday Inn Avenue in Cambridge
Ontario. We are pleased to announce that the Canadian
Quarter Horse Association is also holding their AGM in
conjunction with ours at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, January
17th. We hope to see you out to show your support, voice
your concerns and enjoy an evening of celebration and fun
at the awards banquet.
In closing, I would like to thank all the members who
have given me the opportunity to serve another year as
the Ontario Quarter Horse Association President. I was extremely fortunate to have a terrific Board of Directors again
this year. They shared my desire to make 2014 an exciting
year filled with opportunities to promote the American
Quarter Horse here in Ontario. I would also like to thank
the many volunteers and the membership who contributed
to the success of OQHA. Looking forward to a great 2015!
I would like to wish everyone a very safe and healthy
winter. Wishing you all a joyous Holiday Season, spending special times with your families and your four-legged
equine friends!
Shawna
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for
the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchill
OQHA Annual General Meeting & Annual Awards Banquet
Saturday, January 17, 2015
NEW LOCATION – Holiday Inn Cambridge-Hespeler Galt
200 Holiday Inn Drive, Cambridge
(519) 658-4601
Banquet Ticket Prices:
• Adult – $45.00
• Youth 13-16 – $35.00
• Youth 12 & Under – $25.00
Payment: Visa/Mastercard, cheque or etransfer
For Tickets contact: Val Love
OQHA, 2494 Taunton Road
Hampton, Ontario L0B 1J0
[email protected]
Room Rates:
• Double Room: $117.00
• King: $129.00
Booking Code – OQH
Call the hotel to book your room…
be sure to book your tickets and room early!
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Schedule of Events:
Saturday, January 17
Annual General Meeting – 10:00 a.m.
Youth Annual General Meeting – 12:00 noon
Queen Contest
CQHA Annual General Meeting – 4:00 p.m.
Annual Awards Banquet
Cocktails – 5:00 p.m. / Dinner – 6:00 p.m.
Followed by awards and dance
Sunday, January 18
Amateur Annual General Meeting – 10:00 a.m.
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Amateur President’s Message
What an exciting fall Ontario exhibitors have had. Many of our friends
participated in prestigious events: the
AQHA Novice Championships East
and the All American Quarter Horse
Congress. It was so exciting to watch
them celebrate national titles, top tens
and finalists in huge classes offering
the best competition AQHA has to
offer. Congratulations to all exhibitors who took up the
challenge!
I’d like to congratulate our own OAQHA Vice President, Mallory McKewen for her outstanding successes at
the Congress representing Ontario in the Queen competition. Mallory came home a Congress Champion, Reserve
Champion and a top ten winner to earn her the title of first
runner up in the overall Queen competition. In addition to
her Queen successes, she was also a top ten earner with her
own mare, Blazing Hot Lover. She has so much to celebrate
and so do all her supporters who enjoyed watching her
road to the Congress.
OAQHA has some very exciting news for 2015. We will
be offering a clinic with 20 time World/Congress Champion Bruce Vickery. Do you aspire to show at National level
shows or want to go into show season with an edge? Let
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this be your opportunity for World Class training right
here in Ontario. The clinic will be held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds on March 7th & 8th, 2015 and will feature sessions
in all around events. Stay tuned to the OAQHA webpage of
the OQHA website and our Facebook page for more details,
spots will be limited so book early.
I’d like to invite all Amateurs to the Amateur AGM to be
held on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., the weekend of the OQHA AGM and Awards banquet held at the
Holiday Inn in Cambridge. We will be looking for Directors from each promotional club and always welcome new
members with fresh ideas. If you feel like you have something to contribute, please plan to attend the AGM.
I’d like to thank all the OAQHA Executive for their hard
work and those who supported our fundraising events over
2014. Every year we look for new fundraising suggestions
so we can support all sponsorship requests year after year.
As I continue my term into 2015, I look forward to supporting our Ontario Amateur exhibitors.
Happy Holidays!
Sincerely,
Sheryl Chillson
OAQHA President
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Amateur Spotlight – Dale Cunningham
Like many families, Dale Cunningham became involved
with horses as a horse show parent. He and wife Susan
bought their daughter Amanda her first Quarter Horse
when she was 11 years old and she began showing at local
club shows. Amanda progressed to AQHA shows which
lead to years of involvement and support for the industry.
Dale’s show career started years ago almost on a
whim in the 90’s. He enjoyed horses and convinced by his
daughter, decided to begin his show career at Quarterama
in Showmanship with her gelding, Risty Too. Dale’s skills
came quite naturally as he finished 3rd in the class his first
time competing in an AQHA show.
It was a total surprise to Dale, but
the interest was ignited.
In 2008, Dale would buy
“Zips Miracle Version”, known
as “Vern” who would become
Dale’s Showmanship and Western
Pleasure partner for several years.
Dale quickly became a force in
the Novice Amateur and Select
Amateur divisions as he enjoyed
competing with Vern. He was
consistently in the top placing’s
when he decided it was time to
test his skills at the All American
Quarter Horse Congress, the event
many AQHA enthusiasts strive to in
their career. Dale and Vern travelled
to Ohio in 2013 to compete in the
Select Amateur Showmanship. Dale
was coming off a successful show
season and was prepared for the
challenge. He would be successful
in his journey finishing as a finalist
in the class, his favourite memory to
date in his horse show career. Vern went onto a new family,
Scott & Janet Duncan where he will introduce and navigate
them into the AQHA show scene.
Dale, a self-employed Contractor from North Bay,
is winding down his career and focusing on enjoying
retirement. Part of this plan involves a 4 year old mare
called “RR Im For Certain”, affectionately known as Miss
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Becky. Dale was introduced to Becky through his trainer
Randy Storey who had found this horse from Jason
Ducharme. Becky was a slow legged, sweet mare who was
born to be a Western Pleasure horse. Dale loved riding her
and the decision was quickly made to buy Becky at the end
of 2013. Little did Dale know that Becky was such a willing
mare that she would quickly pick up Showmanship. Dale, a
well accredited Showmanship exhibitor, had another great
partner for the event that he had enjoyed so much with
Vern. Their first season together in 2014 was so rewarding
as they won the Reserve High Point Select Western Pleasure
in Ontario and top 10 in Select
Amateur Showmanship. She would
also take the Reserve High Point
Junior Western Pleasure with Randy
Storey. As Dale looks ahead to the
2015 show season, he plans to take
Becky to the Congress to compete in
Select Western Pleasure.
Dale has hauled to several
shows over the years, but by far, the
ones he enjoys most are the Eastern
Ontario Quarter Horse shows. They
offer competitive circuits with a fun,
family-styled atmosphere and a
great time with family and friends.
Dale is a true family man. He
has two grandchildren Ethan and
Emily, that he so enjoys spending
time with in particular fishing with
Ethan who is quite a fisherman.
When asked where Dale would
like to see the future of the Quarter
Horse industry go, he’d like to see
more youth start showing AQHA.
He saw his daughter enjoy her
youth years showing AQHA and how her children are
enjoying the same experience.
Dale has been very fortunate to own 2 great Quarter
Horses over his show career. He would like to thank his
trainer, Randy Storey, for his coaching and support. Dale
has made several friendships throughout his years of horse
showing and he and Susan look forward to many more.
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Youth President’s Message
I hope that everyone is having a
great fall and have settled into being
back at school. Winter is fast approaching and everyone is busy setting goals
for next show season.
Congress, Novice World Championship, World Show and The Ontario
Breeders Futurity time has come and
gone and I want to congratulate all
Ontario exhibitors on their successes. Our Congress NYATT
teams made us proud and Ontario youth had some great
rides and patterns. Special thanks to the youth advisor and
the advisory committee who made all of this possible.
We are so very proud of Sharese Rivait and Cassidy
Cressman for their impressive placings at Congress! Sharese was Congress Champion in the Youth Trail 12-14 and
NSBA with her horse Ross, and Cassidy was Reserve Congress Champion in the Youth Trail 11 and under and Novice
Youth Western Horsemanship 13 & Under with her horse
Dakota.
Huge congrats to Mallory McKewen for placing first
runner up in the All American Quarter Horse Congress
Queen Contest. You made Ontario proud all year long and
represented us so well at Congress. Congress Champion in
the Queen Interview, second in the Horsemanship and sixth
in the Written Test...What accomplishments! I was fortunate
enough to see your amazing Horsemanship pattern with
Rupert, as well as your debut in the Queen fashion show.
Special thanks to everyone who supports the queen contest
all year long and helps make it possible for Ontario to send
a Queen to Congress. We are the only Canadian province
who sends a queen to compete for the crown.
This has been an amazing season and I would also like
to congratulate all exhibitors on their successes and accomplishments all year long.
I would like to remind all of the Ontario Youth to come
out to the Youth Annual General Meeting being held on Sat-
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urday, January 17th, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Cambridge.
If any youth are interested in running for positions on the
youth board, be sure to make your interests known and
come out and be part of shaping the future of our youth
association. This has been my second term as Youth President and it has been a very rewarding experience. 2015
draws my youth career to an end and as I look forward to
becoming an amateur, I look back with fond memories of
our youth activities over the years and am so fortunate that
I got involved in our association. I strongly encourage all
youth to get involved and shape the future of OQHYA.
The positions available are:
President
Vice President
Reporter
Secretary
Treasurer
Directors for each area
Special thank you goes out to Shawna Crawford for
being such a great mentor during my tenure as youth
president and to Marie Muir for all her guidance as youth
advisor.
I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank
the show staff, show managers, trainers, judges, volunteers,
sponsors and everyone who comes out, shows and helps
support our association. Special thanks also goes out to all
the show parents who bring all of us to the shows and support all season long. We are so fortunate to be able to show
these amazing and talented horses.
Safe rides to all and thank you for allowing me to be
the Youth President in 2014. It has been an experience I will
always cherish.
Happy Holidays to you and your family
Tiana Domingos
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
Youth Spotlight – Jessica Hamlin
by Tiana Domingos
Age 10
Hometown Frankford, ON
What horse(s) are you showing this year? I will be showing
Jackson, Step Up and Lope.
What is your favourite class? I have more than one
favourite class. I really like Showmanship. I like Halter,
Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle.
Who is your role model? For horses, my role model is
my coach, Melanie. She is really good and I like her. She
encourages and pushes me in good ways.
What is your biggest accomplishment as a rider? I think as
a rider, the Walk Jog class and being really good at it. I also
showed at Congress this year in Small Fry Showmanship.
That was super exciting.
How long have you been riding? I started riding with my
mom and sister in Bancroft. Since last year, my coach and I
have been practicing more on Jackson about twice a week.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be an artist.
Youth Spotlight – Rachel Hamlin
by Tiana Domingos
Age 7
Hometown Frankford, ON
What horse(s) are you showing this year? I will be showing
Jackson, Step Up and Lope.
What is your favourite class? My favourite class is Lead
Line because that’s all I have done so far. This summer, I
want to try Showmanship. I like watching my mom with
her horse. I want to ride too.
Who is your role model? For horses, my role model is my
big sister. She teaches me lots and I love her. This year I am
going to work with Melanie.
What is your biggest accomplishment as a rider? I like
Lead Line because I get to show with Ethan and we win
prizes together. He and I have lots of fun together when we
ride.
How long have you been riding? I have done two years of
Lead Line.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m not sure.
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
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Youth Horse from the Past
Im Being Coy Next
Owned & Shown by Amanda Pereira
Amanda says her 1995 liver chestnut mare (with the perfect diamond on her nose), Im Being Coy Next (Masey) gave
her a great start to her AQHA show career. Masey was the
sweetest horse who gave you hugs when you brushed her
and would share any snack – Pringles,
granola bars, carrots, apples or whatever you were eating. The pair learned
so much together over the years.
Masey, was sired by The Next Star
and out of Coys Playgirl both owned
by Barb and Jim Lockyer. Over the
years, Amanda enjoyed spending time
with Masey’s sire, dam and many of
her siblings. The Lockyers always had
open doors and Amanda feels very
lucky to have made life-long friends
due to her wonderful youth horse.
Masey and her young owner
showed in everything and anything
– if they could make it around the
pen – they would give the class a try.
The pair quickly pointed out of novice
events and moved from 13 & Under
to 14 to 18. They showed regularly in
Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Showmanship, Halter and Trail. They even tried their hand at
Hunter Hack and Reining a few times. The pair won multiple circuit awards and OQHA year-end Champion and
Reserve Champion awards in both Novice and the 13 &
Under and 14 to 18 divisions. They earned a Superior in
Showmanship and an AQHA Championship. Amanda
says, “Showing Masey was so much fun!!!!!”
There were many people Amanda wanted to thank for
helping her with her successful start onto the AQHA show
scene. She claims she was like a sponge when she was just
starting out and took advice from many kind souls including: her first trainer and coach - Kim Allen, Kim, Brandi
and Mike Goulding, Rick O’Donnell, Barb and Jim Lockyer,
her mom Debbie and anyone else she may have forgotten
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- thank you. As time went on, she trained with Dave Aitchison, Rick Fleetwood and Robin Storey and Tammy Feldman in Michigan. In her later years with Masey, Amanda
became very close with her coach Diana Hellyer and her
daughter Tausha. Sharing many show experiences, Tausha
not only became her best friend - she became her “sister”.
Who knew getting a Quarter Horse in 1999 would be the
beginning of extending her family!
Amanda will never forget the day she
found out Masey was “hers”. It began
when her dad saw the gelding his daughter was leasing, rear up in Showmanship
and almost land on the girl behind them.
It was at that point, that her dad told her
mom they needed to get Amanda something safe (thanks Rick!). Amanda knew
Masey was for sale and had a secret relationship starting with her. Amanda
would skip all the way to Masey’s stall
with a huge smile on her face. Amanda
finally had a few trial rides on the pretty
mare, but they had to wait to see if Masey
was still available as her mom told her
daughter that Masey was already sold to
someone in Pennsylvania, pending a vet
check. Her mom explained to her that if
it was meant to be, Masey would come
back and the Pereiras would buy her. The
young horse crazy girl was so sad, but hoped that things
would work out in her favour. One day on the way home
from the cottage, the family stopped at the barn to see Foxy,
Deb’s old mare – the horse Amanda learned to ride on.
Amanda ran into the barn right by a stall all decorated with
ribbons and balloons. She continued to run to the back paddocks where she was going to get Foxy. Everyone stared at
Amanda and told her to look into the decorated stall – there
was the best present ever - Masey!!!
When Masey was retired, she was sold to Dave Hickey
as a broodmare. She is currently owned by the Stanton family and enjoys her days as a lesson horse.
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
Youth Horse from the Past
Generally A Melody
Owned and Shown by Tammy Love
There is nothing more rewarding for a horse crazy
young lady then finding that special horse that fulfills your
horse showing dreams!
Generally A Melody (Abbey) was that horse for youth
owner and competitor Tammy Love. Abbey was a perfect
example of a versatile all around horse
earning points in 11 youth events, as
well as being an amazing Showmanship partner – Tammy’s favourite
event. Tammy said she started competing at the age of 3, and by the age
of 5, she had fallen in love with Showmanship! Not only did she love every
detail, but she seemed to have a natural talent for the event. Abbey also
possessed a flair for Showmanship,
so Tammy decided to work with the
best - to become the best. She began
training with Robyn Storey. Although
Abbey and Tammy had developed
into a strong Showmanship partnership, with Robyn’s help, they became
an unbeatable Showmanship TEAM.
The pair won multiple OQHA Championships, were Congress finalist and
Tammy earned a spot on the Youth
World Team.
Although Showmanship was Tammy’s passion, she
also loved every other event that she competed in. Tammy owned and showed Abbey for 6 years and in addition to Youth Showmanship, they earned AQHA points
in Youth: Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Western Riding,
Trail, Reining, Barrel Racing and Pole Bending. The two
games classes were added to Abbey’s repertoire quite by
chance. One show weekend, Tammy and her mare were
tied for the Youth All Around award and decided, along
with her fellow competitors, that they would use the two
games classes as the tie breaker. While the other girls took
their time, calmly completing each course, Tammy had a
different idea, and she just went for it! She took Abbey in
the ring and let her go full tilt! and they ended up winning
the Youth All Around award that weekend!
Abbey is a 1989 bay mare by the late, great Ontario stallion, General Mito (2013 OQHA Hall of Fame Inductee) and
her grandsire Mito Commander was the 2010 OQHA Hall
of Fame Inductee. The mare was purchased in 1993 from
David and Lisa Howe. Abbey had been the Ontario Quarter Horse Breeder’s Futurity 3 Year Old Western Pleasure
Champion with David. She had also earned an Amateur
Performance Register of Merit with Lisa. With Tammy the
pair amassed an impressive show record:
AQHA Champion
AQHA Superior Youth Showmanship
AQHA Register of Merit - Showmanship
AQHA Register of Merit - Halter
AQHA Register of Merit - Performance
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
by Lynn Riley
3 AQHA All Around Championships
3 AQHA Reserve All Around Championships
1993-1998 Youth World Show Qualifier - Youth Showmanship
1996-1998 NYATT Congress Youth Team Qualifier Youth Showmanship
1995 OQHA Reserve Champion Senior Youth Mare
1995 OQHA Champion Youth Showmanship 13&under
1995 EOQHA (Eastern Ontario)
Champion
Youth
Showmanship
13&under
1996 OQHA Reserve Champion
Youth Senior Mare
1996 OQHA Champion Open Senior Mare
1996 OQHA Champion Youth
Showmanship 14-18
1996 EOQHA (Eastern Ontario) Reserve Champion Youth Senior Mare
1996 EOQHA (Eastern Ontario) Reserve Champion Youth Showmanship
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1997 OQHA Reserve Champion
Youth Senior Mare
1997 OQHA Reserve Champion
Youth Showmanship 14-18
1998 OQHA Reserve Champion
Youth Senior Mare
1998 OQHA Champion Youth
Showmanship 14-18
1998 Quebec Circuit Du President All Ages Showmanship Challenge Champion (undefeated over 5 days & 5
judges)
Tammy recalls showing at the Orono Fair Grounds across from a large field of cows, BUT separated by a fourlane highway! The pair were preparing for their Equitation class when suddenly, the cows began to move across
the field that was separated from the fairgrounds by a 4
lane highway! No amount of distance mattered to Abbey, she saw those cows move and her entire world ended
right there! She froze, head up staring at the cows, shaking
and breathing heavily. Suddenly she began this high pitch
whinny and pranced her way almost over top of the poor
judge at the other end of the ring!!
After competing in their final Showmanship class together at the 1998 All American Quarter Horse Congress,
Abbey was sold by Drenda Chappell to a family in Texas
where she became a pleasure horse and a broodmare. She
still continues to roam in their paddock daily with the most
unlikely bedfellows.....a herd of cows, that according to her
owner Linda, Abbey actually plays with over the fence!
Tammy added, “There were many horses that came before Abbey, and after, as I continued to compete in my final
two years of Youth and into my first years as an Amateur,
but the experiences that I had with Abbey, both good and
bad, shaped me as a competitor, a student, an employee
and a person.”
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Bugs in the Belly of the Beast
Just like people horses stress. Let’s face it, if we are asking
them to do much more than stand in the pasture and look
pretty, each of them have the potential to stress about something. Stress to a horse can range from their buddy leaving
for the weekend or being stuck in the barn for two days in
a snow storm, to a six hour trailer ride or a week at a horse
show.
Every horse, depending on their disposition, stresses at
different levels with different triggers. Although it takes a
long time to learn what the triggers and repercussions of
each horse are, what we do know is that stress and often the
environmental effects of the stress have a significant impact
on the digestive system.
This is especially prevalent if you’ve had any experience
with a performance horse. You know just how delicate the
digestive balance can be. Top notch one month and off kilter
the next. Keeping it in check can be tedious, but well worth
it in the end to have a happy, healthy horse that enjoys their
work.
So what is it that you need to keep in check? While maintaining a healthy level of consistent fibre in the system is
key, it is not always possible.
Studies show that many digestive issues can be prevented by maintaining both the gut pH, and the system microflora.
Gut microflora are the bacterial and emzymatic components of the digestive system that make things happen.
Digestive efficiency can be directly related to a healthy gut
microflora are the bacteria enzymes and micro organisms
that help a horse to digest their food. Making sure they are
plentiful, and have the nutrients they need to thrive, can
help ensure that your horse is digesting at maximum efficiency.
Providing a supplement that is a pre or probiotic is a great
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way to keep this balance. The prebiotic component feeds the
bacteria and the probiotic replenishes. Supplements containing MOS, yeasts, and other cultures are geared towards aiding in replenishing and feeding the gut so it can flourish.
Secondly, the microflora of both the fore and hindgut
require a pH of 6-7 to thrive. If the stomach becomes too
acidic due to high levels of stomach acid with no buffer,
or high levels of starch reaching the hindgut, the bacteria
are quickly killed off. The system becomes acidotic, and the
outward signs of unwillingness to co-operate during work,
girthiness, loose or wet manure, decreased weight and cribbing or windsucking (amongst other indications) can become apparent. Quite often these symptoms can be similar
to a horse experiencing ulcers.
To buffer the acid in the stomach – which is especially
important if your horse is shipping or without fibre for periods of time, you can supplement with a buffering product.
There are several on the market that address foregut acidosis, but very few that actually survive being broken down
in the stomach and become active in the hindgut. Unless a
supplement is encapsulated to reach the hindgut, there is
no guarantee that it will get there.
Supplements containing aluminum, magnesium, and
calcium derivatives have been shown to increase the pH in
the digestive system to a level where it is more able to sustain a healthy digestive environment.
Using supplements to aid in prevention of digestive issues can be confusing in determining what each supplement is specifically for and understanding what area each
supplement works to maintain. If you have questions or are
interested in a free consultation, please do not hesitate to
contact me at The Figure Seven.
Jen Armstrong – [email protected]
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
Amateur President’s Message
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popularity of the bling T-shirts which sold out in two circuits, we will be offering them again later in the season.
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Awesome Payback owned by Carrie Ann Runtz, was champion 2yr old halter
geldings with Andrew Dewar & was reserve with Kathryn Stanton in the 2 yr old
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National Youth Activity Team Tournament
Congress 2014
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Nicole McComb, Jenny Charest,
Jasmyn Rivait, Sharese Rivait,
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these ladies put into preparing and
competing. Amanda Craven was 4th
in the NYATT Barrels and the other
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representing OQHA and OQHYA. The
OQHA Congress NYATT Team would
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2014 OQHBF High Point Winners
3 Year Old Saddle Winner
Catcha Blazin Star
Owned by Cheri Woodrow
Cheri says that it has been great watching Catcha Blazin
Star (Chilli) mature into a really cool horse. She bred and
has raised the 3 year old, bay gelding. Chilli is by the Ontario-owned stallion, Freckles In My Blaze and out of a full
sister to Cheri’s show horse, Kuz That’s Why sired by the
late Ontario stallion, The Next Star. The 2011 gelding was
born in January on a frightfully cold day and hence his barn
name – Chilli.
Cheri has worked with trainers Andrew Dewar and
Brent and Amanda Specht (Fridens, Pennsylvania) in preparing Chilli for the show ring. When Chilli was born, she
set only one goal and that was to enter him in the OQHBF
and show him through to a 3 year old, as he represented
such great Ontario stallions. Cheri showed Chilli as a weanling, Andrew showed him as a yearling and Amanda took
over the reins as a two year old, showing him in Halter,
Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle and added
Reining in 2014. During 2014, Chilli was also shown in
Pennsylvania in Halter (winning a Halter circuit award)
and Showmanship.
Chilli does nothing at great speed – Cheri says he reminds her of a slow motion movie. According to Amanda,
he is the easiest horse to take to a show - he likes lots of naps
and rest between his classes. He is such a great horse!
3 Year Old Reserve Champion
Got A Good Secret
Owned by Pete and Sharon Hammer
According to Sharon, Got A Good Secret (Spencer) is
very loveable and likes lots of attention. The brown, 2011
gelding is by the Hammer’s stallion, Designed By Secret
and out of Minings Best. Designed By Secret has produced
Congress Top Ten winners, AQHA World Show qualifiers,
as well as numerous Futurity winners. Spencer is in good
company, as his full brother, One Heluva Secret, was the
winner of the OQHBF High Point 3 Year Old Saddle in 2010.
Raised by the Hammers, Spencer was started by their
daughter Jessica Lange. Since Jess was pregnant the sum-
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What does the future hold for Chilli? During 2015, Chilli will be home in Orillia with Cheri. Her granddaughter
Maddison will continue to show Kuz Thats Why, so Cheri
hopes to form a strong partnership with Chilli as they begin
their show career together. The pair will work under the
guidance of Pat Chamberland at home and Amanda in the
U.S. Cheri adds that all her future goals and dreams will
be one day at a time. She prays that her days will carry on
with her love of horses including friends and family and
the brother she never had “right Blair”. Cheri would like to
thank her husband, Dave for supporting her in her dreams!
mer of his 2 year old year, he was in training with Patterson Show Horses and then went to be finished by Katy
Jo Zuidema. He was shown at the OQHBF in Halter and
Hunter Under Saddle. He won his OQHBF Weanling Colt
Halter class.
Sharon is currently showing Spencer’s full brother, Wanna Know My Secret, in the all around events, leaving no
time for Spencer’s continued show career. Spencer is being
offered for sale so that someone can take him to the winner’s circles. He would be a top contender for any Amateur looking for a Hunter Under Saddle horse. Designed
By Secret is known for producing horses with great minds
and movement and Spencer exemplifies these qualities. He
always gives his best effort!
Ontario Quarter Horse News, December 2014
High Point 3 Year Old Halter Award
Loves Ellusions
Owned by Vaughn Gibbons
The High Point 3 Year Old OQHBF Halter award winner,
Loves Ellusions (Sean), loves cameras and showing. Vaughn
says he can practice set ups for halter over and over, but
outside of the show environment and without a judge, Sean
finds it to be quite tedious. Also, Sean would much rather
stand and look pretty in a halter class for an hour than have
to perform a 3-minute showmanship pattern. However, he
can put on quite a show when it is feed time, one would
think the poor horse hadn’t eaten in days. And he is quite
the contortionist when he tries to get that one blade of grass
through the fence that his lips can just barely reach. Always
the ham!!!!
Sean is a 2011 chestnut gelding by FG Fancy Fella (by the
late Mr Yella Fella) and is the third foal out of Vaughn’s cow
bred mare Chiggers Valentine – also the dam of the 2013
Reserve High Point OQHBF horse.
Sean has won a number of OQHBF awards: Reserve
Weanling Stallion, Champion 2 Year Old Gelding, Co-Reserve 2 Year Old Western Pleasure, Co-Champion 3 Year
Old Gelding, Reserve 3 Year Old Western Pleasure, Reserve
3 Year Old Reining, and the High Point Halter award. At
Vaughn’s local saddle clubs, Sean has been shown in Halter as a weanling; Halter, Showmanship, Lead Line, Trail,
Horsemanship and Novice Western Pleasure as a 2 Year
Old; and Halter, Showmanship, Lead Line, Trail, Western
Pleasure, Horsemanship and Reining as a 3 Year Old. He
was the High Point Halter Horse and Reserve Novice Plea-
sure horse as a 2 year old at one of the saddle clubs. As
a 2 year old, Sean participated in the 2013 Ontario Saddle
Club Youth Team Tournament, in the Lead Line class, and
placed 9th out of over 25 competitors. Vaughn has done all
of Sean’s training and showing.
Sean is full of character and he has to be the life of the
party. Whether his 2 year old temper tantrums, aerial 360os,
stripping apples from tree limbs, or peeking out the 8 foot
high window in his stall to see what is going on outside,
there is always a story about Sean’s antics at the farm.
Wishing Vaughn and Sean many great rides in the future, including the rides they enjoy to the beach wading in
the lake!
Watch for the exciting new
Ontario Futurity Series in 2015!
NSBA Futurity Classes will be offered in a series at Summerama, Summer Sizzler and
the Ontario Futurity. $500 added at the first 2 shows, $1000 added at the last show.
Best 5 of 6 judges will be tabulated to complete the series and crown the champion in
each class. Be sure to plan to attend and show your young stock!
Contact Dave Aitchison for more info or if you’d be willing to sponsor: 519-942-6111
or [email protected]
Classes include:
· Yearling Longe Line (Western and English combined)
· 2 yr old Western Pleasure Snaffle Bit
· 3 & 4 yr old Western Pleasure
· 2 & 3 yr old Hunter Under Saddle
· All Age Trail
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