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FEBRUARY 2012 THE RIDER /23 Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association

2011 Executive & Board of Directors President: Cheryl Norris, 613-284-1566, Vice-President: Stephanie Burns Secretary: Sheryl Chillson, Past President: Shawna Crawford, Treasurer: Dianne Runtz,


Bill & Cathy Cox

The days are getting longer and the sun is getting warmer! Get your shedding blades ready - before we know it, spring will be here. We have some exciting changes in the works for this summer’s show season at EOQHA! Four days of fun at both our May and June shows, and a new Jackpot style (non AQHA) day on the Tuesday of our Summer Sizzler Show to replace our former special event. Look for showmanship, HUS, pleasure and trail classes at this show and every Jackpot Mania class will have a minimum of $500 added money!! See below or on our website for more details.

Congratulations to EOQHA member Joan- nie Backes for being selected to represent Canada at the Youth World Cup in Germany!! Good luck from all of us!

We are always pleased to introduce a new sponsor – thanks to Logs End for supporting EOQHA and welcome!

Be sure to send us your new foal or new horse pictures & news - we would love to share them with the club on our website!

Sincerely, The EOQHA Board of Directors

2012 Show Dates – showbills coming soon!! Spring Fling – May 24, 25, 26, 27

Our annual awards banquet is being held on Saturday night. Be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out on the food, fun and friendship!!

Contact Cheryl Norris or Sheryl Chillson for tickets. FLASH!!

June Classic – June 7, 8, 9, 10 ** new this year, two full split combined shows**

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Bring on Spring!

2012 Summer Sizzler Info Some exciting changes to the Sizzler for-

mat this year!!

Tuesday, July 31st is our new “Jackpot Mania” show! It will start at 11:00 AM and feature the following classes: • Showmanship – Open, All Ages • Hunter Under Saddle – Open • Hunter Under Saddle – Non Pro • Trail – Open, All Ages • Western Pleasure – 2 yr. old • Western Pleasure – Open, All Ages • Western Pleasure – Non Pro


All of these classes will have a $25 Entry and a minimum of $500 ADDED per class. **Please note this is a non-AQHA show**

**ALL TRAIL CLASSES for NOVICE show are being held on Tuesday, July 31st starting at 6 pm, following the Jackpot Mania show** End of Flash

Wednesday, August 1st is the conclusion of our All Novice/Rookie show.

Thursday August 2nd to Sunday, August 5th will be two full split combined shows and will also feature the ever popular Showmanship Challenge, Trail Challenge and 2 Yr. Old Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes.

Welcome to our new and returning ring staff!

We would like to welcome Eric Warner as our new Whipper- In for 2012. We had the pleasure of having Eric announce at the Siz- zler last year and we look forward to having

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him keeping us in line this summer! We also welcome back Kristy Rinzema as our ring steward for 2012.

Stalls/Hydro/Shavings Stalls are going quick- Book yours at

ly!! or download your forms from the website. EOQHA stalls, hydro and shavings costs remain unchanged for 2012. Tack stalls will now be avail- able at the same price as the standard stall cost. Stalls for May and June circuits will be $115/stall for mem- bers and $120 for non- members. Stalls for the Summer Sizzler will be $150/stall for members and $155/stall for non-mem- bers. A $10 late fee per stall will be applied for bookings not received by the payment due date. Shavings can be purchased at $7/bag. Hydro will be

$60 for the Spring Fling and June Classic and $105 for the Summer Sizzler.


Membership rates will remain the same for 2012. The cost for a single mem- bership will be $35, a family membership $55, youth membership $25 and a life membership will be $170. You can purchase your 2012 membership from Barb Downer who can be contact-

Directors: Kathy Grier Len Hitsman Doug MacDougall Janey MacDougall Deb Knapton

Joanne Dorion Barb Downer John Backes Ginette Backes Shern McClelland Erica Neville

Leslie Uens Stephanie Burns

Dianne & Dave Runtz

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ed at Forms can also be download- ed from our website at and you can mail them by Canada Post to EOQHA Member- ships, c/o Barbara Downer, 7630 Bank Street, Metcalfe ON K0A 2P0.

Visit to find yearend standings and the latest on EOQHA and our sponsors.


Toll-Free (877) 446-4688 Fax: (613) 446-7888

Email: Website:


Ray Laviolette (613) 446-4688

Complete or Partial Facility Rental Packages available.

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

Book now for 2012! • (519) 323-1319 VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!

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