MAY 2021 THE RIDER /17

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

silliness in the world right now, we would like to share a good news story from our little associ- ation. Some of you may not know, but the Ontario Reined Cow Horse Association has in the past made charitable donations to try and give back to the commu-

In the middle of all the

nity that has supported us so well. 2020 was a different sort of year - we were not able to hold our shows, but had some loyal spon- sors still contribute, confident that we would carry on when possible. As we plan what we hope to deliver in 2021, we de- cided to start the year on a posi-

President Vice President

Secretary/Treasurer Past President

Fundraising Director

Regional Director - South Regional Director - Central


This foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedi- cated to strengthen- ing health care available to people across southwestern Ontario, with a mis- sion of excellence in patient care, educa- tion and research. Making the donation on behalf of the ORCHA is long time member and past di- rector, Neil Tull. Re- ceiving the cheque is Pamela Taylor, Di- rector, Major Giv- ing, London Health Sciences Founda- tion.

again to our community. On be- half of our membership, the ORCHA has made a $1000 dona- tion to the London Health Sci- ences Foundation, a hospital that has provided care for several of our members and their families.

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

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

John Blodgett Cindy Vyse

Samantha McFadyen Laikyn West

note by giving back once

and thank you again to everyone who supports our organization. The ORCHA Directors

Looking forward to 2021, 22, September 12

Calendar of Events: Clinic May 15 postponed TBA Shows June 20, July 18, August

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with it exciting news for the whole month of May, OXC has joined up the Ranch- Life Wild Rags as a club fundraiser! A Wild Rag is a term used by the old (& modern) cowboys & cow- girls for their bandana or western scarves. They are traditionally worn around the neck and are a natural insulator that

is warm,

breathable, and wicks away moisture. As well the cow- boy’s scarf would help pro- tect them from the dusty summer days of moving cat- tle. There is a beautiful se- lection of OXC themed and branded silk Wild Rags. There are 16 different de- signs; you’ll have trouble picking just one! For more details on designs and how to order, check our social media for links or visit our website under the EVENTS tab. But if you wait too long you’ll miss out as this Fundraiser ends May 31st! To go with our Wild

Rag fundraiser, we also have an exciting OXC Members Only Give-Away this May! All current 2021 OXC members will be auto- matically put into our draw to win a custom designed scarf slide, designed and do- nated by Palomino Jew- ellery. You can check out some of their other custom work at www.palominojew- Want in on your chance to win this? Just head over to our website under the Membership tab to purchase your 2021 OXC membership before the end

of May! The OXC club has had

one of the best responses yet to our OXC Monthly Skills Challenge. For March it was the Side-pass, where we had over 20 entries submitted! The winners of each cate- gory for Adult, Youth and Most Creative won a cus- tom-sized rope halter do- nated by Andrea and Isaac of Lost Log Farm. The #OXCSkillChallenge2021 winners were Youth: Kristen C. (via Instagram), Adult: Rose M. (via Facebook), and for Most Creative,

Grace T. (via Facebook) won with her very spring- like side-pass over umbrel- las in a puddle! Watch our social media pages for each month’s challenge to be an- nounced. The OXC April challenge is the Send Around and the winners will be the proud new owners of a limited edition OXC t- shirt made by Luna Moon Designs and donated by our OXC Youth Director, Josie Rowlings, along with an ad- ditional OXC swag t-shirt! The 2021 OXC board

has been working hard to be

prepared to host events this year. A COVID-19 Safety Plan has been created and our Events Guide has been updated to reflect the most recent health guidelines for future races. Unfortunately due to the current Stay-At- Home Order, our first event scheduled for May 22nd has had to be postponed to later in the season. Please keep an eye on our website for the most current list of events scheduled for 2021. Stay safe and we’ll

then be able to see each other again soon!

Susan Caldwell, 2021 OXC President

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