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Ontario Icelandic Horse Association

Classique Internationale De Blainville (Jumping Blainville)

Central Ontario Pleasure Driving Association

Blainville, Quebec - May 24, 2010 - Jumping Blainville is a leading hunter/jumper compe- tition held at the renowned Equestrian Park of Blainville, featuring $275,000 in prize money. The first week of com- petition will be held July 7-11, 2010 and the second week will get underway July 14 and run through July 18, 2010.


Eastern Ontario Pleasure Driving Society

The Equestrian Park of Blainville is located directly in the center of the city of Blainville, within a two-mile range from stores, restaurants and one of the sponsored hotels. It is also less than 20 minutes from Montreal Inter- national Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport with its shopping cen- ters and major hotels. Built in 1988, it features a spacious grand prix ring, three high- quality sand rings, permanent and semi permanent stalls, to hold 3 seasons’ Equestrian events of all sorts.


Classique International De Blainville (Jumping Blainville) - July 7-11, 2010 Friday, July 9 - Open Wel- come Stake

Friday, July 9 - Jumper Pony Saturday, July 10 - Pony Clas- sic, Open Speed and Take your own line

Sunday, July 11 - Nations Cup (non-pro)

Sunday, July 11 - Grand Prix Jumping Quebec

Classique International De Blainville

Blainville) July 14 - 18, 2010 - (Jumping

The Jumping Blainville Horse Show will get underway in July at the Equestrian Park of Blainville. Photo By: Cealey Tetley.

Friday, July 16 - Open FEI Welcome Stake

Saturday, July 17 - Pony Clas- sic and Jumping Pony Saturday, July 17 - Speed Derby Desjardins and USET Medal Talent Search

Contact Information: Address: 185 Georges V, Ter- rebonne, Qc, Canada, J6Y 1P1 Email: info@classique-

Sunday, July 18 - Non pro Gambler’s choice Sunday, July 18 - World Cup Qualifier

Park Entry:

At 1025 chemin du Plan Bouchard, Blainville, the Equestrian park of Blainville is open to children 12 and under for free. The fee for adults is $8. On Sunday July 18th, le concours d’Élégance Le Mirage, for the foundation of Andre Delambre, president Rene Angelil, under the theme of Beauty and the Beast, will be hosting a concours with 120 selected antic collection cars where one of them will be named the car of the year. Entry fee $15 for both car and horse event.

From Our Founder Remembering June 1976

The Laval Rodeo was heavily advertised in The Rider. We had just introduced our French edition and were garnering a great deal of support. The Laval Rodeo advertised a Purse of $59,000 along with the Rodeo was Cutting, Driving, Reining and a three day horse show.

The Burlington Lions Club scheduled their All Breed Western Horse Show from June 18 to the 20th.

Ontario Combined Driving Association

Bob Sisson judged the White Oaks Saddle Club show on June 18th.

The Cedar Valley Riders hosted the Annual All Youth Show which was AQHA- OQHA and WHA approved.

Oak Run Farms of Ancaster announced that they were hosting the WHA Junior Affiliated Show on October 3rd.


Competitive Trail Riding Association

On the heals of dealing with the aftermath of the CHSA using WHA rules to establish a forced Western Show Rule Book, the WHA made 6 rule changes that rendered the CHSA rules redundant.

dianechasle@jumping- Tel: (450) 621-8899 Fax: (450) 621-6897

Website: www.classique-


A blacksmith’s pavilion, boutiques, restaurant and restrooms are less than 500 feet from the main stabling.


Hotel le Rivage 125 Boul. Labelle

1.888.437.2171 450.437.2171

Rosemere (Québec) Canada J7A 2G9

Hotel Le Mirage de Blainville

1136, boul. Labelle

1.800.561.8719 450.430.8950

Blainville (Québec) Canada J7C 3J4 http://www.lemirage-

jgchasle@jumpingblainville.c om

Ring Dimensions/Specs: The Grand Prix ring fea- tures and all weather footing of 350’x 400’. The annex sand ring measures 230’ x 150’, while the two hunter sand rings are 165’ x 275’ and 140’ x 275’. Both hunter rings are equipped with sophisticat- ed sprinkler systems that assures uniform ground mois- ture conditions and become on Sundays, one ring for the Hunter Classic class.

The Rider will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary next issue and for the following year. We want to make this a special event. Help us celebrate by sending us your stories, photos and memories

from the past 40 years.

An accident involving a horse and car on Hwy. 5 near the Flamborough-Burlington town line destroyed the car, but the driver and passenger were not injured.

Cavallo Horse Trailers advertised a New two horse trailer for $1,695.

Joan and Roy Ionson announced that they were back at their farm in Georgetown and invited all to have a look at their selection of Registered Quarter Horses, Paints, Pintos and Appaloosas.

Bonnie Rapson was the correspondent for the ever improving Paint Horse Association. Her sub- missions for publication were well written and time- ly.

The Rider got in on the CB Radio Craze by advertising station addresses with such handles as The Ford Line of Rust, Wood Chopper, Rodeo Judge. We had lots of fun with the the old CB. Cobra CBs advertised their products in The Rider.

The ORA produced a “Black List” of members that were banned from participating in ORA events.

The Federal Feeds Act was amended to cover changes in the livestock and feed manufacturing industries. The change affecting farmers most direct- ly concerned on farm feed mixing to ensure that ingredients didn’t leave residues harmful to health.

Tim Ferguson, All Round Champion Rodeo

Rider, was well on his way of being the first PRA’s $100,000 cowboy.

Exhibitors of Canadian horses returning from USA shows were faced with a slow down at the bor- der by Canadian Veterinarians on their return home. Some exhibitors complained that they waited up to 36 hours.

Horse trailer mats were being manufactured by Mission Products of Hamilton, Ontario. They were looking for dealers through advertising in The Rider.

The AQHA World Championship Quarter Horse Show was advising that 100’s of horses were qualified and others were closing in on points to qualify for the show in November in Oklahoma City.

The Calgary Stampede announced that they were discontinuing negotiations with Tony Orlando and Dawn as headliners for the show. The stampede said they couldn’t wait any longer for them to con- firm that they would be performing.

The Fort Erie Race Track, which had been the site of Thoroughbred racing since 1897, was now hosting Quarter Horse Racing in a effort to breath new life into the track. We are 34 years later and the Quarter Horse is again called on the keep the track viable.

President: For canine cancer support visit

Aidan W. Finn CD

Ontario Reined Cow Horse Association

Ontario Team Cattle Penning Association

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