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JULY 2018 THE RIDER /13 OCHA Fun Day Join the OCHA for a re-


Ontario Cutting Horse Association Visit us at: www.ontariocuttinghorseassociation.com


Executive Directors: President


Vice-President Show Secretary


Secretary


Shawn Minshall JP Gravel


Directors: Troy Donaldson Jim MacKay Lisa Minshall Jay Gorringe


Scott Reed


Erik Van Boekel Juanita MacKay Vicki Allen Laurie Reed


519-443-7263 519-753-1565


519-855-6602 minshall_farms@icloud.com 519-831-1326 jason.gorringe@hsfx.ca


519-855-6602 minshall@minshallholdings.com 613-286-8807 jp@jpgravelconst.ca


July 14 - OCHA Fun Day – Martin Farm August 11-12 – Walker Farm August 31 - Paris Fair September 1-2 - Fletcher’s Horseworld September 8-9 - Russell Fair September 22-23 - Minshall Farms SHOW TIMES Saturday Shows - Horses on the grounds at 10:00


2018 Ontario Cutting HorseAssociation Show Schedule


905-864-5312 scott_reed_farm@hotmail.com 519-879-6699 thehappyhoggers@execulink.com 519-753-1565 519-753-1565


416-420-9147 laurie_reed_farm@hotmail.com


Katherine Van Boekel 519-983-0156 kelarouche@gmail.com Honourary Director Ernie Wilson 519-855-6960 NCHA Area 21 Director Erik Van Boekel


Newsletter: Laurie Reed


OCHA Website: Don Crawford dwc@dc2graphics.com


am - Show starts at 11:00 am Sunday Shows - Horses on the grounds at 9:00 am - Show starts at 10:00 am


SHOWPRE-ENTRIES Pre-entries are required 10 days prior to the show for fresh cattle classes at entries@ontariocutting- horseassociation.com. Any concerns please con- tact OCHA President Scott Reed at 905-864-5312.


519-879-6699 thehappyhoggers@execulink.com 416-420-9147 laurie_reed_farm@hotmail.com


Please direct mail to our treasurer: Juanita MacKay


304 Conklin Road, R.R. #2, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5L5


laxed day of good horseman- ship AND good sportsmanship July 14, 2018 – John and Erica Martin’s Farm Fun Cutting: includes cutting and pork dinner - $175 ($100 deposit must be re-


ceived by June 30th) Ranch Cutting: cutting - $50 + dinner $20 Contact Scott Reed at (905) 864-5312 to sign up.


OCHAOpen Award


Congratulations Jim


MacKay and Mister Metallica, owned by Amanda Law, on winning the Open class June 10, 2018 at the Walker’s show. Vest sponsored by JP Gravel, Lynne Pool, and Hudon Enter- prises.


Photo provided by Janice Retterath


Jim MacKay, Brooklyn Hawes, and OCHA Vice President/ NCHA Director Eric Van Boekel. Photo provided by Laurie Reed


regret that the Ontario Cutting Horse Associa- tion has lost a long-time member. Ernie Wilson of Hillsburgh, Ontario, in his 82nd year, passed away on June 16, 2018. Our condolences


It is with deepest


to his wife Aurora of al- most 50 years and his daughters Letitia (hus- band Aaron Cronk) and Amber (husband Wayne Czisny) and his son Sloan (wife Beverly Amiro) and his grand- children Blake and Jack- son.


Photo provided by the Wilson Family


member, director, president, and this year became OCHA’s first hon- orary director. Ernie held judging cards in both the National and Canadian Cutting Horse Association. He had NCHA earnings of


anyone and would invite you to his farm to give it a try. He wanted everyone to have a chance to love and enjoy this wonderful sport as much as he did. He would find the new member and always make them feel as welcome as possible, if there was any way he could help and direct them down the right path he would. Ernie was active in the Ontario Cutting Horse Association as a


blood. He may not have won a million but he was dedicated to the sport. He loved the breeding and the raising of the cutting horse, he took great pride in that. Ernie would say hello to everyone whether at a cutting or not. He loved to share his enthusiasm for the sport of cutting with


he still considered Alberta his home. He owned and operated Wilson Industrial Auctioneers in Milton, Ontario for over 40 years. Ernie’s true passion was horses. Horses have always been in his


Photo Provided by Laurie Reed


from showing at an impressive age of 75, he continued to support the association by being a member of the board of director’s and was always at weekend shows supporting the competitors. Known for his larger than life personality, Ernie had a fantastic smile and was


over $50,000. He owned the Canadian Cutting Horse Hall of Fame horse Sweet O Lena, and raised cutting horse foals that went on to produce earnings in excess of $370,000. Ernie hosted cuttings at Chi- nook Farms for over 30 years which included an amazing BBQ and was attended from cutters from across Canada and the U.S. He also held annual winter jackpot cuttings in the indoor arena at Chinook Farms. Ernie personally competed for over 40 years. When he retired


on July 7, 1936 in Cal- gary, Alberta and even though he has lived in Ontario for over 55 years


Ernie was born


ting, words cannot express how dearly our friend Ernie will be missed by the On- tario Cutting Horse Association commu- nity. Happy trails… .Ernie Wilson.


quick with a joke. A man who loved ani- mals, and his family, Ernie has touched the lives of countless in- dividuals in the cut- ting industry. A legend in cut-


laughed a lot. I loved those hot pep- per egg sandwiches you brought. I love how you knew the breeding of every horse in the pen. I loved how you said what you thought every now and then. I loved how you liked to sit with friends and share good cheer. I loved how loyal you were and defended without fear. I loved how you adored your wife. I loved how you loved your family and life. I loved knowing that you called us your friend. I loved knowing you to the end. Happy Trails Ernie”


-Laurie Reed


POEM “I will miss you Ernie Wilson. I


love how you


Photo provided by Katherine Van Boekel


Photo provided by the Wilson Family


Photo Provided by Laurie Reed


Photo Provided by Laurie Reed


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