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Carol Ivey - 705-686-3074 email:

Recording Secretary Patti Spedaler

Ontario Reining Horse Association 2012 Board of Directors

Treasurer Michelle Mahabir

1st Vice-President Mike Munroe

2nd Vice-President John Purdie

Youth President Jesse Pecore

Membership Secretary Anne Pearse

Tom Cudahy Blair Spedaler Joanne Milton John Purdie

2012 Directors

Art Roberts Ken Van Alstine Sharon Jones

President’s Message

It is hard to believe that, as at the time of writing, we are already halfway through the show season, and what an exciting sea- son it has been so far, with the impressive NRHA Derby showing by Ontario, as well as local and Quebec results.

This season has been quite a challenge with the heat we have had to endure - dry and hot, hot, hot, which has represented a potential risk to both riders and horses, and I hope you have all held up well in spite of it. Unfortunately, we will be complaining soon enough about the cold temperatures and white fluffy stuff.

Facebook page is being used, and it is fun to follow each other’s adventures on a daily basis, and to get to know more about each other as a result, and if you haven’t checked it out yet please do so. Our young members also use and enjoy the ORHyA page and in fact, it seems to be their preferred method of communication, so we are definitely going in the right direction by using social media to connect with our members.

As we near the end of show season, it is worth a reminder that you must have com- pleted two hours of volunteer time for the ORHA in order to be eligible to earn a year- end award - this can be scribing, working the gate, helping in the show office, writing articles for the Slider or The Rider, serving on an ORHA committee and so on. Getting involved not only keeps our organisation running and makes our shows possible, but it is also rewarding and you can learn so much from it, so I encourage you to help out where you can (family members are wel- come to pitch in too!).

I am delighted to note how heavily our

And finally, just another reminder that we are still looking for photos for our 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book - these can be candid shots from a show, or reining manoeuvre pictures, win presentation photos or anything else that you think would be fun to put into this book, with or without names. We have 25 years of history out there, so some of you must have some terrific pho- tographs to submit - they can be scanned and emailed, or you can lend them to one of the Board members to scan and return to you - they can be sent to me at

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer and I look forward to seeing you at the next show.

Safe slidin’. Carol


Pickering Show

It was wonderful to be back at the Pickering Horse Centre for a reining show, and Gary and Danielle were terrific hosts, ensuring that all ran smoothly and every- one had fun.

It was another scorcher of a weekend, but we all enjoyed ourselves regardless, especially Saturday evening when the complimentary barbeque was offered. This show also included a Funstyle Class, which was won by ORHA Presi- dent, Carol Ivey, and her mare Dun Spicy. The next Pickering Show will be September 1st and 2nd, and forms to reserve your stalls and pre-enter classes are now on the ORHA website under Show Programs.

Move in will be noon on August 31st and there will be paid warmups from 2 – 6 p.m. The draw for the first two classes will be posted at 9 p.m. Friday. This promises to be another great show, so please try to make it.

Right: Carol Ivey on Holly, Funstyle Champions

Ontario Reining Horse Youth Association The ORHyA raised $92.50 in their 50/50 draw at the Pickering Show, with Barb Sheram pocketing the

other $92.50. Thank you everyone for your support. Regional Affiliate Finals

The NRHA Eastern and Western Canadian Affil- iate finals are approaching. In order to compete at the Affiliate finals:


- You must be an NRHA member - You must have designated your affiliate - Your affiliate must have held the class three (3)

- You must have competed at least once and received a score

The top ten horse and rider combinations plus ties are eligible to compete at the Eastern Canada Regional Finals, which will be held September 28th, 29th, 30th in London, Ontario in conjunction with the ORHA Grand Finale.

Please check the Affiliate standings in the show office at each ORHA show, to see if you qualify.

NRHA Derby Results

June was a very exciting month for Ontario rein- ing, when LORIS EPIS and RESTING WHIZ (owned by John Fletcher) placed 4th in the Level 3 Open first go at the NRHA Derby in OKC, with a score of 218.5, which qualified them for the Finals. And another Canadian owned horse also made the Finals, when ELANACHICS, owned by STEVE CARR and LAURA RUSSELL of Reinbow Ridge Equestrian, scored 222 to finish 4th in the Level 4 Open, ridden by Casey Deary, and placed 7th out of the total 196 horses in the Open.

QUISTADOR, shown by Shawn Flarida, and owned by Ontarians GUS and GAYNIA RAVENS- BERG of Windsor, made it to second place in the Level 4 Open qualifier.

Congratulations to TIM STANTON for winning the $2000 added Open in Syracuse, NY with a score of 150 on CHEX TO BEE CASHED

ORHA Calendar of Events 2012

Sept. 1-2 - Pickering Reining Classic, Pickering Horse Centre, Pickering, Ont. Contact: Gary Yaghdjian, Sept. 11-13 - OBBO, Western Fair Agriplex, London, Ont. Contact Harvey Stevens 705- 639-5767 Sept. 28-30 - Grand Finale & Sired Stakes Futurity & Affiliate Finals, Western Fair Agriplex, London, Ont. Contact Mike Munroe 519-938-0620 Oct. 5-28 - American Quarter Horse Congress, Columbus, Ohio Nov. 3 - ORHA Banquet, Holiday Inn, Guelph Nov 22-Dec. 1 - NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Finals Champi- onship Show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Although HEATHER VAUGHN had a great ride on GOTTA MAGNUM DREAM (also owned by John Fletcher), she missed qualifying for the Finals by just 0.5 points.

The Finals took place on the Saturday, while we were all at the Pickering Horse Show, so we waited anxiously for news. In the end, Loris had another amazing run, scoring 220, to take RESERVE CHAM- PION title in the Level 3 Open.

QUISTADOR earned 5th spot in the Level 4 Open, and ELANACHICS finished 14th with a 219.5, both very impressive placings. It was an incredible week for Ontario reining. Congratulations to each of you!

Sired Stakes Derby

Y NOT FARMS in Meaford was the site of the 2012 Sired Stakes Derby - the sun was shining and the ground was good, a perfect setting for a great event.

The Open was won by Tim Stanton, who tied with himself on Guns Sparkle Plenty and Cutie Gun, with Heather Vaughn taking third place on Spooks Dragtime. In the Non Pro, Chad Thomas was Champion on Smart and Spicey, with Dave Dorland and

Strcutterlegacy earning Reserve and Sam Munroe and Hollywoods Prize in third place. And in the non-sanctioned Limited Non Pro Class, Don Pletch won his first ever buckle on Conquistadors Fox. What was especially exciting is that the two mares winning the Open were also last year’s Futurity Champion and Reserve Champion, and are Gun Dealer’s first foal crop.

In Sunday’s Snaffle Bit Futu-

rity, Sired Stakes Chair, Ken Van Alstine, walked away with the top prize and Melia Blakely was Reserve on Lenas Twisted Topsail. A special thanks to Ron and Gillian Lubinski of Y NOT FARMS, and the entire Sired Stakes Committee – Pam Grant, Ken (and Dana) Van Alstine, John (and Sharon) Fletcher, and Lynne McDougall.

– well done. A terrific job by all involved

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