MARCH/APRIL 2017 THE RIDER /67 Coming Events

May 21, June 18, July 16, August 13, and September 10

London Dressage Association

Winter Season: Feb. 26 Winter Snowflake Pairs Series #1 - Wind Reach Farm, Scugog, ON March 26 Winter Snowflake Pairs Series #2 - Wind Reach Farm, Scugog, ON Our Summer Season show dates are set; format of show and venues TBD soon! May 27, June 17, July 29, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Sept. 30 (rain date if needed) Want to try mounted games? Temporary memberships are available; good for 1 show/year! Follow us on facebook at Mounted Games Canada Ontario. A great way to send us your questions and keep up to date on all our events. Visit Website: www.mount-

Equine Mounted Games Canada – Ontario Region Show Dates

Shows held at the Aylmer Fair Grounds: Trader Days April 15, Share our Knowl- edge Clinic April 22, Shows May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17. For more information contact us at www.rusty- or find us on Facebook.

Rusty Gaits Saddle Club

2017 TENTATIVE MWHS HORSE SHOWS (Revised January 26, 2017) Saturday, June 10 - MWHS SPRING SHOW REACH Clinton. Judge: Lindsay Grice, Orangeville Sunday, June 11 - MWHS SPRING SHOW REACH Clinton. Judge: Rick Fleetwood, Cambridge Saturday, June 17 - MWHS SPRING SHOW Strathroy Fairgrounds. Judge: Scott Carmichael, Welland Saturday, July 8 - Cactus, Cattle & Cow- boys Western Festival MWHS Show, Rod-

Mid-Western Horseman’s So- ciety

ney Fairgrounds. Judge: Laurie MacLean, Petrolia. Cactus, Cattle & Cowboys & Cowboys Western Festival MWHS Show, Rodney Fairgrounds. Judge: Robyn Storey, Cambridge Saturday, August 12 - Dorchester Fair- grounds. Judge: Shari Irwin, Castleton Sunday, August 13?? - Tri County, Brig- den Fairgrounds. Judge: Todd Bailey, Ridgetown?? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Septem- ber 15, 16 & 17 - WESTERN FAIR MWHS Agriplex, Western Fair District, London?? Judge: Saturday, September 23 - FOREST FAIR MWHS SHOW Forest Fairgrounds. Judge: Kris Simpson, Guelph Sunday, October 1 - ILDERTON FAIR MWHS SHOW Ilderton Fairgrounds. Judge: Mike Rapley, Simcoe October 7 - BRIGDEN FAIR MWHS SHOW Brigden Fairgrounds. Judge: Rick Storey, Peterborough October 8 - BRIGDEN FAIR MWHS

SHOW Brigden Fairgrounds. Judge: Tom Ramey, Wilsonville Respectively Submitted, Ken McLellan.

Events In Region 18 Offer Great Fun, Many Opportunities For Qualifications And Economical Costs! April 29-30 - Milestone Spring Show, Campbellville, ON, offers a full array of Dressage, Hunter Over Fences and Sport Horse classes. Indoor stabling & arena with many outdoor rings. Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, 905- 854-0762 May 13 - AHAEC Pro-Am Show, Hamil- ton, ON, offers a wide variety of halter & performance classes. Great show at a won- derful facility offering indoor arenas & sta- bling. AHA #171813946 Judge-Shirley Arndt Contact Danielle Donald, don- 905-813-9308 June 24 - Milestone Summer Show, Campbellville, ON, qualify for Region 18 Sport Horse & Dressage Championships on the same weekend at the same facility! Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, aoc@mile- 905-854-0762 June 25 - Region 18 Sport Horse & Dres-

Arabian Horse Association of Eastern Canada Horse Shows

“Unbridled” Arriving on DVD

Written by: Amelia Jaggard An award winning feature-length drama titled Un- bridled is set to be released on April 14, 2017. The film stars Harmony Horsemanship Professional

Lindsey Partridge of Pontypool, Ont. and her two horses Soar and Dreamer. Set on a North Carolina ranch, Unbridled is based

on true to life stories at a healing ranch for challenged teen girls.

horse community outside of the equine therapy facility the film is based around. They contacted the secretary of the Natural Horsemanship Association, Partridge’s mother, who boasted about her daughter’s recent win at the Thor- oughbred Makeover in 2015. This led to Partridge being cast as herself in the movie alongside her thoroughbred champion, Soar. Her quarter horse Dreamer scored the leading role in the film. Unbridled is based on the real-life Corral Riding

Academy in North Carolina. The academy is a Christian nonprofit that pairs rescued horses with girls in high-risk situations to provide healing and transformational life change. The film is centred around the life of 17-year-old Sarah Miller, played by Tea McKay. A victim and prisoner

Ontario Mounted Special Service Unit

By Cindy Fuerth Ontario Mounted Special Service Unit is centered

around Community involvement, attending functions. Mounted Service Officers are highly trained in Honor Guard/ Funeral Ceremonies,Trail Patrol, Perimeter and Trail Patrol. On going training by leaders of the industry include, Emergency Response training. Standards are high to ensure a professional well trained unit. Please do not hesitate to contact Ontario Mounted Special Service Unit for your needs or recruitment.

History: A sister unit to Mounted Units in North Carolina,

Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and Canada. Founded by Lawrence Beal of Hayesville, NC, the group now has nearly 200 members that engage in on- going training in the areas of search and rescue, search and recovery, crowd control, ceremonies, security, patrol and parades

law enforcement, at such events as Mobile Alabama Mardi Gras, Music Festivals, also have been successful in the re- covery of missing persons. County Mounties were de- ployed in the search efforts for Holly Bobo in Tennessee and successfully helped recover the body of Gaurav Arora in Macon County, Alabama, among other successful searches.

American Units work with, Sheriff Dept., and other The film’s producers wanted a connection to the

of sex trafficking, Mck- ays’ character hopes to find healing and re- demption with horses. Partridge and her

two horses spent a month on set. She said, “It was an amazing ex- perience. I was chal- lenged with tasks that you wouldn’t normally try,

Dreamer to magically walk up to someone and put himself in position for them to jump on completely at liberty, while staying far enough away to stay out of cam- era view.” Partridge loved

being away for a month with her two horses. She said the time she spent away allowed her to de-

velop a deeper connection with her horses. Partridge said the crew and cast were supportive, saying, “I learned a lot and made some wonderful friends.” After her success on the set of Unbridled, Partridges’ horse

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sage Championships, Campbellville, ON. Indoor stabling & arenas with many out- door arenas. Judge: Peta Christen. Contact Cheryl 905-854-0762 July 5-6 - Region 18 Last Chance Show & Eastern Canadian Breeders Champi- onships, Metroland Agriplex, London, ON. Qualify for the Region 18 Championships at a show offering a variety of halter & per- formance classes. Judge-Jessica Cole. Contact Pam Worts 519-681-3943 July 7-8 - Region 18 Championship Show, Metroland Agriplex, London, ON. Indoor arenas and stabling. Judge-Todd Truschel. Contact Pam Worts 519-681-3943 July 21-23 - Region 18 Championship Competitive & Endurance Rides at Three Day Pioneer Rides, Foymount, ON Con- tact For more

Connie Rawski or

May 28 – Ranch Sorting Practice June 10 & 11 – Ranch Sorting

Bar Rider Rodeo Association 2017 Show Schedule:

information Smith-Ehrlick,

June 17 – Ranch Sorting June 24 – Team Penning Practice June 25 – Team Penning July 15 & 16 – Team Penning July 22 – Arena Sorting Practice July 23 – Arena Sorting July 29 & 30 – Arena Sorting Registration from 9 am – 9:45 am Classes begin at 10 am in the order given above

1 hour lunch break around noon Follow on Facebook or contact Larry Skinkle ( for more information.

Send in all your 2017 Show Dates!

Dreamer was cast for a Christmas comedy film titled The Farmer and the Belle, which filmed in New York City in December, 2016. A release date has not yet been set for this film. Unbridled won two awards at the EQUUS Film Festival for

Best Equestrian Feature Film and Best of Festival-Feature Cate- gory.

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