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12/ FEBRUARY 2021 THE RIDER President Vice President


Secretary/Treasurer Past President


Fundraising Director


Regional Director - South Regional Director - Central


2021 OXC Board of Directors Susan Caldwell Jamie Newton Shelley Newton


Communications Director Youth Director


Chuck Ornstein Tracy Galvin Josie Rowling Ashley Rezka Dave Black


ontarioxtremecowboy.ca OXC News What do Extreme


Cowboy racers do during an Ontario winter? They have fun with their horses in the snow, of course! We invited our members and friends to send us their winter horse photos and we’d choose


our favourites for this OXC News column – and here are our winners: Both


long-time


members of the OXC, Rosemarie Huxted of Dalkeith, near Ottawa, and Shannon Townsend of Gatineau, Quebec,


Regional Director - Central Michelle Manklow Regional Director - Central Regional Director - West Regional Director - West


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have discovered the ex- treme winter sport of ski- joring! As you can see in their photos, Rosemarie is perfecting the 2-person approach and Shannon is honing her European ski- joring style by combining driving and skiing in one. Our third winner is Lise Mahoney who’s been en- joying the sun and snow on those perfect winter


days. And our hon- ourable mention goes to Joanne Woods who sent us pictures of the day she had a cow join her cow- boy trail ride! Rosemarie Huxted is


riding her 2013 AQHA mare, Sonita’s Born Pepto, and together they’re giving 13-year- old Alexa Maclaren the ride of her life, clocking in a time of 35 km/hr on a radar gun — wow! Rosemarie


tells us:


“We’ve always played around here at RLH Equestrian with our skis and horses; however, this photo was taken at a fun competition at Ranch Payeur, with a full track including two slalom sec- tions and 3 different jumps. Alexa and I agreed this is certainly a sport for the fun and adrenaline junkie!” Shannon Townsend


and her 7 year-old Ap- paloosa I’m Skippin Hearts (“Kelo”) are also making the most of the winter snow. A dedicated horsewoman and winter sport lover, it’s not a sur- prise to see Shannon combining horses and skiing. Shannon writes: “We’re not sitting around this winter! Here’s Kelo, an OXC racer, moon- lighting in winter with some skijoring, European style. Is it hard? Not at all! A great way to keep the horse fit and to stay warm!” Lise Mahoney and


her friend Ashlyn Nihda have done a lot of hack-


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ing this winter with their horses Jazzy and River. Lise writes: “My Rocky Mountain Horse Jazzy and I have really come together as a team in the past year and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I’m game to try anything and I’d love to compete at OXC.” Inspired by les- sons and an obstacle clinic with OXC Presi- dent, Susan Caldwell, Lise says


Jazzy is


“speedy” and tries every- thing she asks of her — so Lise and Jazzy are feeling ready to join the fun of their first OXC race.


Rounding out the


winter photos is our hon- ourable mention from Joanne Woods. Joanne hails from Sudbury and is


hoping to have an Ex- treme Cowboy race and clinic in her area this summer. She was out on a trail ride with her friend Sara Charlebois when down the trail came Sweet Pea the cow! Sweet Pea and Sara’s paint horse Faith are sta- ble companions, and it seems that Sweet Pea did not want to miss out on the fun with her friends! Now that’s the Extreme


Cowboy spirit! 2021 has dawned on


much the same world we left in 2020 but the On- tario Extreme Cowboy Club is feeling encour- aged that we’ve learned much from 2020 and will be able to move ahead with COVID-compliant racing in 2021. It may not be full-scale race days, but we’re deter- mined to adapt and race as best we can. Please


watch this column, our website and our social media to keep updated. On behalf on the


new 2021 OXC Board of Directors (listed in the banner above), we wish you the best for 2021 and to keep well, keep safe, and keep on riding. See you in the saddle!


- Tracy Galvin


Communications Director


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