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18/ JULY 2017 THE RIDER VISIT OUR WEBSITE


www.orha.on.ca


President Harvey Stevens Affiliate Liason president@orha.on.ca


Ontario Reining Horse Association


1st Vice-President John Purdie Rules & Disciplinary


2nd Vice-President Marketing, Publications & IT Laura Henderson publications@orha.on.ca


Treasurer Gary Yaghdjian finance@orha.on.ca


Secretary Joanne Milton


Past President - Shows Mike Munroe shows@orha.on.ca


Director - Memberships Leona McAtee memberships@orha.on.ca


Director - Youth Advisor Terri Purdie, orhya@orha.on.ca


Director – Banquet Dan Fletcher


Director – Banquet Janna Imrie


Great facility, Great clinicians, Great weather = a successful 2017 OBBO Reining Clinic


tastic people! The OBBO Clinic on June 10th and 11th 2017 was hold at Stetson Stables, owners Tony and Elizabeth Laros were gracious hosts. Their farm is a fabulous facility located near Campbellville, Ontario. A huge THANK-YOU goes out to reining trainers Matt Flarida from Pur- cell, Oklahoma and Harvey Stevens from Indian River, Ontario. They helped riders and their horses through the fundamentals of the reining maneuvers. What a great couple of riders and horses, from a Professional Trainer to Non-Pro’s and a


Once again a weekend with a group of fan-


teers who helped out behind the scenes with com- mendations, taxi service, preparing the food to taking pictures and making sure everyone had lots of water to drink. Thanks to Wendy McIntyre, Debbie Bateman, Gail Reid, Drew Pearce and Leona McAtee, Christy Lapins all their helped to make the clinic run smooth.


a huge THANKS YOU to Tony and Elizabeth for donating their facility Stetson Stables for us to have OBBO Reining Clinic Fundraiser. Thanks to all your sponsors who help put on this fantastic clinic. Matt Flardia for sponsoring a day of the clinic your generosity was very must appreciated, Harvey Stevens donating his valuable time throughout the weekend. Printed To A Tee for sponsoring the OBBO clinic T-Shirts. Thanks to all of the staff at Stetson Stables for making everyone feel welcome. Thanks to Tony for his special dinner treat we all had a great time. Last but not least, thank you to the volun-


Youth. It was a good opportunity to refresh and tune-up their horses for the show season. This year the weather was hot but the riders were keen to learn as much as possible and rode throughout the day in the huge outdoor riding pen as well as the indoor arena. Each rider went home with in- formation on how to improve their horse’s per- formance. Riders also learn some exercises to help them and their horses with better commuta- tion and understanding each other. The OBBO committee would like to extend


Don’t be Late, DESIGNATE! The deadline to designate with NRHA and participate in the Affiliate Regional Championships


(ARC) is fast approaching. Don’t miss out on representing your affiliate, running for a regional award, winning awesome prizes and getting your invite to the Adequan® North American Affiliate Champi- onships (NAAC). All you need is to be a current ORHA member in good standing; a current NRHA member in good standing; have designated to the ORHA and compete in an NRHA affiliate class (listed below).


What is the Affiliate Championship Program? The affiliate championship program was created by the NRHA to promote and develop reining at


the grassroots level. A number of the ORHA sanctioned shows are affiliate qualifiers shows; including Spring Thaw, Pickering Slide, Waterford Slide and Spirit of Excellence Challenge. Members, who have designated, earn affiliate points competing in the NRHA affiliate classes (listed below). The top 15 horse and rider combinations, plus ties, from each affiliate class qualify to compete in the Eastern Canada - Affiliate Regional Championships (ARC), which this year will be hosted by Association Québécoise de Reining (AQR) and held on September 7-10 in Sorel-Tracy Quebec. The top ten (10) horse and rider combinations, plus ties, from each class at each Affiliate Regional Championships qualify for the Ade- quan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC). Affiliate classes are:


− Open − Limited Open − Non Pro


− Novice Horse Open 1 − Novice Horse Non Pro 1 − Novice Horse Open 2 − Novice Horse Non Pro 2 − Youth 13 & Under − Rookie 2


− Limited Non Pro − Youth 14-18


− Rookie Professional − Prime Time Non Pro − Rookie 1


− Short Stirrup


How do I designate? In order to qualify for the Affiliate Regional Championships (ARC) exhibitors must have com-


pleted the Affiliate Designation Form and submitted it to NRHA no later than August 1st. This form is available both on the ORHA website and the NRHA website. Once a designation is registered, it will apply from year to year, so you do not have the designate each year, unless you wish to change the af- filiate you are designate to. Changes must be sent in writing to the NRHA Affiliate Department and meet the August 1st deadline. Exhibitors must be a current member of the designated affiliate.


2017 Tentative Calendar Of Events Events are subject to change. Please check www.orha.on.ca for scheduling up to date event informati on.


July 29-30 - Pickering, ON. Pickering Slide. At Pickering Horse Centre. FMI: Gary Yaghdjian - gary.yaghdjian@live.ca Aug. 11-13 - Waterford, ON. Canadian Reining Classic At Fletcher’s Horse World Affiliate Qualifier BOTH DAYS. FMI: John & Sharon Fletcher (519) 443-7333 or johnfletcher@kwic.com Aug. 26 - 27 - Pickering, ON. Pickering Reining Classic At Pickering Horse Centre. FMI: Gary Yaghdjian - gary.yaghdjian@live.ca Sept. 12-14 - London, ON. OBBO Futurity Show At Western Fair. FMI: Harvey Stevens 705-639-5767 or reinersrus@nexicom.net Sept 7 - 10 - Sorel-Tracey, QC. NRHA Affiliate Regional Championship Eastern Canada. Centre Multifonctionnel Richardson 216 rue Victoria Sorel-Tracy QC J3P 1Z5. FMI: Visit the Association Québécoise de Reining www.reining.qc.ca Sept 22-24 - Waterford, ON. ORHA Grand Finale Show & OBBO Futurity Show. At Fletcher’s Horse World. FMI: Laura Henderson marketing@orha.on.ca or Leona McAtee obbo_futurityreiners@yahoo.ca Oct 3-29 - Columbus, ON. All American Quarter Horse Congress. FMI: Visit www.quarterhorsecongress.com Nov 22 – Dec 2 - Oklahoma City, OK. NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship. FMI: Visit the www.nrha- futurity.com Events are subject to change. All ORHA shows are TENTATIVE until indicated otherwise. Please check http://www.orha.on.ca regularly for scheduling changes and confirmations.


− Intermediate Open − Intermediate Non Pro


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