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12/ JUNE 2010 THE RIDER


News from OBBO Committee, Our day at Trots and Slots


Once again another perfect day was in store for the OBBO’s Trots & Slots Fundraiser which was held on Saturday March 27th,2010. With 104 in atten- dance, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and all feedback to the committee members was positive. Mother Nature was again very co- operative and blessed us with a beautiful sunny day that was enjoyed by horses, drivers and spectators alike. Flamboro’s “Top of the Turn” dining room was warm, welcoming, and the food


For Sale


was delicious – hopefully you got your fill.


Some guests reported win- nings on the horses and other on the slots. The energy and enthusi- asm demonstrated by participants is always refreshing and enjoy- able. It’s always good to hear screams when someone is rooting for their horse and laughter and cheers when someone’s horse comes in 1st. If you didn’t win, we hope you still had a good time - you are all winners in our eyes. Your participation has once again


made this event a great success and the OBBO Committee appre- ciates and thanks you for your continued support. We look for- ward to doing it again next year. We cannot thank our spon- sors enough for their support and generosity. Without them, suc- cess would be much more difficult to achieve. To our sponsors, you are greatly appreciated: • The Brantford Group


• Gilson Equine Veterinary Ser- vices


• Rockton Berry Farm


Massey Ferguson 245 diesel two wheel drive 45 HP. rubber


front and back almost new... front end loader, blade. $9,995.00 firm call 905- 765-0081


Miniature Horses Introduced As Cancer Therapy


BRIDGENORTH, ON - Minia- ture horses were bred as pets for Europe’s Habsburg nobility in the 17th century. In fact, the presence of the tiny horses was found to be in existence as far back as 1650. Their gentle nature of giving of love and wanting to be loved has enticed us to pursue the possi- bility of using miniature hors- es as therapy for children bat- tling with cancer.


love already given to them by their parents, guardians and friends, these very same chil- dren can visit the Black Stal- lion Ranch to spend some quali- ty time with the miniature hors- es. This will give these children


In addition to the their tiny cart.


an opportunity to learn first-hand how miniature horses came to be; how to care for them; how they can become their partner or friend and take them for a ride in


cancer to come out and spend some time with the miniature horses at the ranch and become as interactive with them however he or she is comfortable. Inter- ested parties are welcome to call Barb or Dave at (705) 292-8490 and reserve some time without charge with the miniature horses.


Black Stallion Ranch invites children dealing with


Black Stallion Ranch is the home of the “Minia- ture Horse Carting Corral”, teaching children and adults alike to care for and drive miniature horses. The mod- est ranch is located just 5 miles north of Peterborough, Ontario. For a precise location, visit our Web site at www.black- stallion.ca.


• Central Ontario Horse Gazette • Alberton Veterinary Services • Cayuga Feed & Farm Supply • Wilson’s Tack & Veterinary Supplies


Thank You so much!!!!!!!! Mark your calendars for the OBBO Futurity Show coming up on Wednesday, September 15th and Thursday, September 16th at the Western Fair Agriplex Lon- don. We look forward to seeing you there. Good luck to all with the upcoming show season.


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· 80’x150’ Indoor Arena · 100’x200’ Outdoor Arena · 49 Permanent Box Stalls (all under-roof) · 30’x80’ Viewing Lounge


(includes 2 complete kitchens, 3 washrooms, showers, laundry facility, workout area & wrap-around deck)


· Warm Up Area and Round Pen · Plenty of Parking · Hydro Hookup · Camping · Cabins available


Complete or Partial Facility Rental Packages available.


Let us customize a Rental Package to suit your Organization or Association’s needs!


Book now for 2010! quardream@hotmail.com • (519) 323-1319


www.quardream.com VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!


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