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AQHA Director’s Report

By Kathy Patterson AQHA Director

Young Horse Development Program

The Zoetis Ranching Her-

itage Young Horse Development program, is a wonderful opportu- nity for AQHYA members 12 years and older receive a hands- on horse training opportunity fo- cusing on the fundamentals of horsemanship. The program is not only an excellent educational experience; it is also a lot of fun! Prizes and scholarships are at stake. Participants can showcase the skills and knowledge they have acquired for chances to win scholarships and awards. Youth can participate in the program with a donated foal or purchasing a Ranching Heritage Challenge- nominated foal from a Ranching Heritage Breeder. Throughout the program, participants further their knowledge in horse health by prioritizing equine wellness. Participants are encouraged to help ensure their horse’s health

by working closely with a veteri- narian and completing the Good Start Equine Wellness Certifi- cate. The certificate outlines key aspects of horse health care to help build a solid foundation of equine wellness for both horses and youth members. Developed by YHD sponsor Zoetis and AQHA, the Good Start certifi- cate records veterinary wellness exam details, including core and risk-based vaccinations, to help the weanlings excel in both health and performance. The priority application

deadline for the 2020 program is August 15, 2019, and the late ap- plication deadline is October 1, 2019. Apply by the priority dead- line for the best chance of admis- sion into the program and the most likely match with a horse closest to your home. Partici-

Shes Sizzling is red hot on Father’s Day at Ajax Downs

AJAX DOWNS, JUNE 16, 2019 - In front of a large and boisterous Fa- ther’s Day crowd at Ajax Downs, SHES SIZ- ZLING, owned by Joyce and Erik Lehtinen of Uxbridge, ON, won a thrilling renewal of the $55,700 Ontario Bred Derby on Sunday. The Derby high-

lighted an afternoon in which fans won a free rid- ing lesson from jockey Corrine Andros at her Royal Canadian Riding Academy in Newmarket (awarded to on-track fans with a program whenever Andros wins a race), a free burger from the pop- ular McCoy Burger Com- pany (when any jockey wins two races) and saw a track record set for the 110-yard Gridiron Gal- lop.

In the Ontario Bred

Derby, She’s Sizzling, ridden by Ramiro Castillo, overtook even- money favourite Five Bar Fandango and then held off a late charge by Shake It Twice to win by a de- termined neck. The 3- year-old daughter of Sizzlin Cartel raced 300 yards in :15.470 for a 95 Speed Index, earning her first stakes victory. “I have worked with this

filly and the Lehtinens for about two months,” said Castillo. “She was very focused today and she was just perfect.” Shake It Twice, ridden by

Cory Spataro, was making just her second start of 2019 for owner and breeder Chantelle Bourgeois, and was half a length ahead of Five Bar Fandango, owned by Carol and Jaime Robertson, for second. Earlier in the afternoon,

pants may be selected and matched with horses any time after August 15. For more infor- mation and to apply go to the AQHA website and complete the Young Horse Development Proj- ect application form and waiver.

America’s Horse in Art The yearly art show at the

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum features works from renowned artists world- wide. This summer August 17 through October 12, 2019 the Museum, Horse In Art Show and Sale will feature “The Horse That Settled the West” Proceeds from the sale of the art go to the Hall of Fame to support its efforts to preserve the history of the Amer- ican Quarter Horse. If you can’t plan a trip to Amarillo Texas go to the AQHA website and take a look at the artists participating in this year’s show. You will be amazed!

The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is an affiliate of the AQHA. Annual membership is free to current members of AQHA. To enroll on-line, visit the CQHA web site:, and choose

Choose “Affiliates” to link to provincial Quarter Horse & Racing Association sites. Contact: CQHA President,

Wayne Burwash, ph: 403-246-8283, email:

Rise To The Challenge - 2019 AQHYA World Show Theme

The Ford Youth World is

the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth ex- hibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth com- petitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes representing Eng- lish, western and halter disci- plines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate. The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is coming up fast on Au- gust 1st-10th in Oklahoma City. I would like to acknowl-

edge the four very talented youth and their horses that will make up the team representing Ontario. Hannah Buijs from Lisle and her horse “Lopin To The Bar” show- ing in Showmanship at Halter,

Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equi- tation, Western Riding and Trail. Bailey Donaldson from Water- ford Ontario and her horses “Cassanova Wimp”, “Atinas Freckle” and “Travelin Home” showing in Ranch Sorting, and Breakaway Roping. Chloe Nadrofsky from Simcoe and her horses “Hickorys GinN7” and “Sugar Dual Doc” showing in Ranch Sorting and Cutting. Abi- gail Schaap from Midland On- tario and her horse “My Secret Addiction” showing in Show- manship at Halter, Hunt Seat Eq- uitation

and Western

Horsemanship. Best of luck to all of them as they compete at this prestigious event! Visit

world for all the information and resources you’ll need to enjoy the show.

Till next time if I can be of

assistance, please contact me at: Phone: (519) 345-2861, or by e- mail at:

Ontario Reined Cow Horse Association

Werner Bohner, President, 519-209-8196 Craig Black, Vice President, 519-874-1294

To promote the reined cow horse in Ontario through education, participation, and mentorship

Or visit us at our website: ORCHA Sponsors “Membership” section.

Calendar of Events: SHOWS - July 21, August 18, September 15 Simpson: Winners from June 16 as judged by Jamie Star

Limited Non Pro = Shelley Hagan + Dazzle Disco Z

Non Pro = Werner Bohner + Casey Open Boxing = Nelson Bilyea + Fancy That With Me Green as Grass = Olivia Coish + FF Four Yellow Rose Open = Werner Bohner + Casey Intermediate Non Pro = Michelle Campbell + Lenas Lil Star Novice Horse = Jacquie Gowing + Sickum Dog Ranch/Boxing = Michelle Campbell + Lenas Lil

Open Herdwork = Jon Walker = Bob Green as Grass Herdwork = Shelley Hagan + Dazzle Disco Z

NEWSFLASH - Since the Green as Grass Herd- work was so popular in May and June, this class will continue for the remainder of the shows!

Calendar of Events: SHOWS July 21, August 18, September 15

PC to Shelly Colling for taking clinic pictures and Miranda Kent for taking show pictures

CARNEROS set a track record in the 110-yard Gridiron Gallop Sprint series, stopping the clock in :6.77, beating a nine-year-old track record of 6:82 set by cham- pion One Kool Wave. Carneros is owned by Milena Kwiecien of Burlington, On and trained by Jason Pascoe. The 4-year-old was ridden by Ed Walton. Ajax Downs’ 50th anniver-

sary season continues Sunday, June 23 with the next installment of the “10 days of Giveaways” promotion for a chance to win one of four $50 betting vouchers plus more chances for fans to win

a free McCoy Burger and a rid- ing lesson from jockey Corrine Andros. On-track, the 2-year- olds will be featured in the trials for the Ontario Bred Futurity. Follow Ajax Downs on

Twitter (@AjaxDowns), Insta- gram and Facebook and check our website at http://www.ajax-

(Photo - SHES SIZZLING (6) wins the $55,700 Ontario Bred Derby in front of a huge crowd on Father’s Day at Ajax Downs, June 16)

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