This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
26/ MAY 2011 THE RIDER


Ganaraska Forest Horse Club BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011


www.gfhc.ca


President: Caroline Thornton Vice-President: Jim Higgs Secretary: Alberta McKibbin Treasurer: Michele Bignell Membership: Larry Melnychuk Correspondence: Jess Brill


– Cynthia Armour


Mission: To develop a fellow- ship with other equine enthusi- asts that allows one to safely enjoy trail riding in the Ganaraska Forest.


Membership: $20 per year


Contact: Email – GFHC- 1@live.ca Website: www.gfhc.ca


Newly Elected Board of Directors – 2011/2012


President: Caroline Thornton Vice-President: Jim Higgs Treasurer: Michele Bignell Secretary: Alberta McKibbin Membership: Larry Melny- chuk


Correspondence: Jess Brill


Ganaraska Forest Horse Club


Directors: Bob Coleman Shirley Stapleton


Ex-Officio: Web Master Jacqueline Visconti


Director: Bob Coleman Director: Shirley Stapleton Ex-officio: Web Master Jacque- line Visconti


On March 5th the Ganaraska Forest Horse Club held its 7th annual dinner dance “Cruise Night”.


inclement weather enthusiastic supporters enjoyed an evening of fun, food and fundraising in support of our activities. Pro- ceeds of this event help us fund improvements in the Ganaraska Forest that continue to make it more horse and rider-friendly for all of us. See the list of last year’s upgrades in the March/April 2011 issue of The Rider.


Our AGM


The club’s Annual General Meeting was held April 17th. This educational afternoon was held in the Forest Centre, a


Despite


beautiful new facility onsite. Non-members were welcome to attend and some even decided to join that day.


We were treated to three pre- sentations:


Kate Romanenko specializes in barefoot trimming. This approach goes beyond merely removing your horses’ shoes. For more information about her work see her website at http://www.natureshoofcare.co m/home.html.


Dr. Kathy Kivi spoke to the group about equine dentistry and the need to have your hors- es’ teeth professionally checked to ensure that they are able to process and digest their food properly. She can be contacted at kiviequine@hotmail.ca.


Jes Stringer presented on prop-


er saddle fitting which is impor- tant to your horses’ comfort, flexibility and overall sound- ness regardless of what disci- pline you ride. You can find more information on her web- site at http://www.strin- gerequestrian.ca.


Each speaker had an opportunity to set up a display table and participants were able to ask their specific questions after the sessions and group Q & A.


The newly elected board of directors is posted above and we’re looking forward to a


strong team leading us forward.


The winner of the draw for a free 2012 GFHC membership was Kathy Higgs.


Upcoming Event


Join us on Sunday, May 29th for the 15th Annual Poker Ride where you locate and answer questions along the way. Always well attended and fun to ride, this year will be a 2-3 hour outing on a marked trail in the Central Forest. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and rides can begin at 9:00 a.m. with the last rider out at 11:00 a.m.


You may become a mem- ber the day of the event for $20. Members ride for $10 and Non- members pay $20 to participate. Half of all entries go into the poker pot and all riders must be back by 2:00 p.m. to participate in the draw. Last year’s winner Jacquie Hansford (pictured with committee members) went home $470.00 richer. All com- petitors may also draw for a prize. Food and refreshment will be available from the GRCA canteen so come out and join the fun!


Fifth Annual Al Humphrey Memorial Ride SUNDAY, July 31, 2011


Pledges raised by this year’s ride will benefit:


PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL FOUNDATION • Stem Cell Research Fund &


MARKHAM STOUFFVILLE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION • Palliative Care Unit


*25 kilometre marked course through the scenic winding trails of York Regional Forest * *Top Ten Pledge Earner Awards, Individual, Team & Volunteer **Set your own pace **Radio Checkpoints * * Horse Holders * Wake-up Coffee ** Lunch Stop * Spot Prizes *Overnight camping available** Saturday night campfire * Individual, Team & Sponsor Entries** After Ride Entertainment & Bar-B-Que *


Starting at Al’s Tack Shop Check-in from 7:30 am Start times from 8:00 am 2011 Rider Registration Fees:


Prior to June 25 $25.00 • June 26 to July 25 $45.00 • July 26 to July 30 $65.00 Rider and Volunteer Registration NOW OPEN


PLEASE REGISTER EARLY, LIMIT OF 300 HORSES & RIDERS Please Note: Registrations will not be taken the day of the Ride


Registration Forms and Information available at www.alhumphreymemorialride.com OR


Al’s Tack Shop,4812 Vandorf Sideroad, Stouffville, Ont L4A 7X5. 905-640-2011, noral@netrover.com


The Al Humphrey Memorial Ride, in honor of Allan Stewart Humphrey (October 10, 1932 – February 2, 2006,) or as he was known to most “Al” of Al’s Tack Shop, provides an opportunity for the horse community at large to make a positive contribution to the lives of others by raising funds for deserving non-profit organizations. During his life- time Al gave selflessly in support of many deserving organizations and charities. It is in this spirit that the Al Humphrey Memorial Ride has been established. Recipient chari- ties and/or organizations are named on an annual basis.


CHANGE OF ADDRESS Name:


AFFIX OLD ADDRESS HERE


Address: City: Prov.:


Phone Number:


Postal Code: Date:


Send To: The Rider , P.O. Box 10072, 27 Legend Court, Ancaster, Ontario L9K 1P2 (905) 387-1900 • email: barry@therider.com


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72