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MAY 2011 THE RIDER /11


OBRA 2011 EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS


The Fastest Fifteen Seconds of Your Life


CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW OBRA WEBSITE AT www.obra.ca


President - David Clingen


davidc@eventuredesign.com, Cell: 416-996-0031 President - Sue Collier, (519) 287-2486, sue.collier@ymail.com 1st Vice President - Christine Thorne, indian_elegance_@hotmail.com 519-820-0347


Treasurer/Secretary/Points - Carol Crane, cdcrane@xplornet.com , 519-475-4577


Membership Secretary - Tammy McNiven, tbf@xplornet.com North Director - Laurie Fisher, eyebeanickbar1@hotmail.com, 705-776-9438 Central Director - Karen Armstong / Linda Burgess, Armstrong_Kare@hotmail.com, 705-669-7311 West Director - Lisa Scarlett / Christine Bernauer, lisa_scarlett@hotmail.com , christinetall@yahoo.com, East Director - Tina Langford, bill.langford@sympatico.ca Futurity Director - Tom Gee / Gerald Bernauer, tommy.sarah@hotmail.com , gerardbernauer@xplornet.com Youth Director - Cheslie & Wynter Fotheringham, billamyf@tcc.on.ca, Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program Liason - Lisa Scarlett, lisa_scarlett@hotmail.com , 519-289-1937 Web Master - Tammy Telfer, ashes615@hotmail.com , 416-272-6937 VIP - Craig Widdifield, CWiddifield@simcoe.com , 705-717-2732


OBRA NEWS - MAY 2011 By Melissa Wilson.


OBRA knows how to start off the season right!! April 29th, 30th, & May 1st will kick off the barrel racing year with the first premiere barrel race - BARREL BLAST OFF 2011. This premiere event will take place at the state of the art facil- ity-REACH Huron in Clinton Ontario. Many exciting EVENTS are scheduled, includ- ing $4500 in added CASH and AWARDS for the barrel racing events.


There will be a SILENT AUCTION at the Blast Off 2011. OBRA appreciates every donated item which ultimately goes to support their great events and top-notch awards. The silent auction at the Blast Off is one fun way to raise money to help support our asso- ciation! As an INCENTIVE, free exhibitions are being given for every item brought to the silent auction at the Blast Off. FUTURITY is a very important and exciting class for the young horses, which is why OBRA has $1000 added futuri- ty, double pointed class with a CALCUTTA. The calcutta gives the crowd a chance to get involved and do some betting. OBRA’s Youth Directors Chelsie and Wynter have come up with some GREAT and FUN ideas to raise money for SPE- CIAL YOUTH AWARDS


REACH Performance Horse Handlers Course


On April 4th 2011, Students from the “Performance Horse Handlers Course” at the REACH campus of Ridgetown College were treated to a field trip to Equine Guelph and the OVC. Instructors Doug Nash and Sharon McMaster report the class was very impressed by the future opportunities displayed. One Participant commented, “It was an awesome experience, seeing first-hand how and what it takes to operate such a facility and the many opportunities available for careers addressing the welfare of Horses. Equine Guelph was an amazing source of information regarding career opportunities, courses and knowledge as well as where to find them. The live demonstrations on Anatomy and the use of Heart Monitors and lectures provided by Equine Guelph was the best part”!!! Thanks to Dr. Jeff Thomason, Dr. Kim McGurrin and Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker for host- ing this informative excursion. Web Link: www.equineguelph.ca/news/index.php?content=290


AND A YOUTH MOVIE NIGHT at the BARREL BLAST OFF! For starters,


OBRA will introduce an excit- ing bareback race class that will be sure to bring everyone from


their trailers to the show pen. The ‘JUST FOR KICKS’ class will be a fundraiser class with some crazy and entertaining events. All members young and old are invited to participate. The youth will accumulate points towards a year end prize that will make participation very rewarding!


See everyone at the Reach Huron Centre in Clinton! Don’t only bring your horses but also your auction items and your BALANCE for the bareback race!!!!!


Impressive future opportunities in Horse Industry Photo by: Diane Gibbard


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