20/ MAY 2021 THE RIDER

Ontario Quarter Horse Association Inc. 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President 1st Vice 2nd Vice

Past Pres. Treasurer

Sect’y Area 2 Director

Sherrill Tisdale Klaus Zabel

Andrew Dewar Pete Hammer Carrie Farr* Suzy Glaab Suzy Glaab Affiliate

be offering our virtual horse shows. This year our format will be a little bit different with each show open for a full month! Check our virtual show platform for more m/

information We are happy to once again

At 10:30 pm April 1, we wel- comed a healthy, strong, filly by FDD Dynasty out of Leanintoit carried by our lovely surrogate “Juice”

Area 2 Area 2

Area 3

AQHA Director * Tender Positions

Mallory McKewen Greg Dubiel Corey Taylor Kathy Patterson

If you are interested in joining the board as a director at large please reach out to Sherrill Tisdale at

Check out our website for the latest OQHA information!

day, Rosie!!

Kissin Good Girls (pending) Kayce, By Kissin The Girls. Out of She Wraps Good. Owned by the Almas family. Born January 22

Our adorable day-old Dashair x Cash Into Vegas filly certainly knows how to work the camera

Im Aquickflash aka “Flash” by Caviar and Corona, out of Im week old today! Didn’t take this charis- matic colt long to figure out how those long legs work

Congratulations to Kim Artz on the arrival of this big strong beautiful AQHA colt!!! Best Get Your Wallet x Lazy Battgirl by Batt Man!! Can’t wait to watch him grow.

Beautiful filly by Caviar and Co- rona out of Flirt With The Boyz born April 10th

Welcome foal #4! (March 30th) We are so happy to welcome this colt by CaviarandCorona out of Im Aquicktrick. Strong colt, he was on his feet 28 minutes after birth...Making us laugh by 34 minutes.

Funeral Home, 11582 Trafalgar Road, Georgetown (905) 877-3631 on Friday March 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. Interment Springcreek Cemetery, Missis- sauga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Foundation would be appreci- ated. Family and friends are invited to view Roy’s funeral service through a live webcast on the fu- neral home’s website

Obituary for 2004 OQHA Hall Of Fame Inductee Robert (Bob) Tweed

ther, Bob Tweed, quietly passed away of natural causes at the ripe old age of 92. He was born on January 23, 1929. Bob is survived by his two sons (Rusty and Michael), his grandsons (Spencer and Cassidy), and his sister Nancy Steggles. Bob lived his entire life in Waterloo, never

Lovely surprise this morning at 6am to find this robust filly out of Cash Into Vegas by Dashair. April 9th 2021


Thank you to our friends at Bogar Farms for sharing pictures of all the amazing foals born on their farm this spring!! We have really enjoyed seeing them all! The very adorable “Apple”. FDD Dynasty X Leanintoit filly. 3 weeks old!

Rosie, working the camera while momma Woot gets her feet trimmed. Happy 2-month birth-

Ice Fishn gave birth to a beauti- ful, healthy filly last night by Caviar and Corona. This little gal is already learning how to soak up the sun.

Obituary for 1998 OQHA Hall Of Fame Inductee Roy Albert Ionson

Peacefully on Sunday March 21, 2021 at the Elgin Abbey Resi- dence, Chesley. Roy, in his 90th year, beloved husband of Joan for 63 years. Loving father of Leslie (Craig) Dyment, Bruce (Eliza- beth), Judi (Don) Vincent and Lee (Kate). Loved grandfather of Laura, Paul, Maddy and Avery. Roy was predeceased by his sis- ter Joyce Snider. A private family service, by invitation only, was held in the chapel at the Jones

Ionson, Roy Albert - Early on Wednesday April 7th, 2021 our fa-

his life. This led to his lifetime love and deep pas- sion for the horse industry. He even met our mother, Doreen, at a horse show as he threw her his jacket running into a barrel race. Later Bob was one of the founders of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association and contributed to the industry for many decades. During that time he built many life- time friendships with fellow horsemen around the country and as far away as Texas. We spent most of our summer weekends travelling and competing at shows around Ontario and upstate NY. Every fall he’d look forward to going to the largest horse show in the world in Columbus Ohio, where he’d catch up and have drink with many of his old friends from throughout the U.S.. His other love was travelling. In his later

moving more than 20 miles from where he was born. At the at the age of 16 he started selling in- surance for his father, Charlie Tweed, in their of- fice in the old Seagram’s building near the corner Erb and King. Dad eventually took over C.W. Tweed & Son Insurance, well known by most lo- cals in the heart of downtown Waterloo at 13 King St. N.

local market for insurance. Charlie’s brother, Syd- ney Tweed, was a founder of Equitable Life of Canada. Dad continued to successfully sell insur- ance (he was an awesome salesman) until he re- tired and sold his business after he turned 85. His biggest complaint after that was that he missed going to work and how much he had loved the in- teraction with all his clients, business associates and friends. Bob was probably the most friendly, gregar-

ious person we’ve ever known. Rarely did we hear him say a bad word about another. Often when we went to out with him in town someone would rec- ognize him and come over to say hello (and ask about their policy renewal!). In his late teens Dad bought his first horse,

The Tweed family was well known in the

years he would spent two to three months of the year travelling. Picking up at the drop of a hat, he would get an inkling and the next day he would be on the road to, Missouri, Newfoundland, Florida, Cuba, Jamaica, anywhere he thought might be fun. Annually he loved to go on a trip with his grand- kids, Cassidy & Spencer and had many great ad- ventures visiting the Great Divide in Colorado, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, even drag- ging us to Cripple Creek, a remote gold mining town in Colorado where his grandfather had worked in a mine. While there, he actually found the records proving that William Tweed from Win- nipeg, Manitoba lived there from 1896 through 1920.

ways wanting to do things with us and with a deep appreciation for the grandeur of nature wherever we went, and always friendly with a kind word and quick wit for our waitress, tour guide or anyone else that he crossed paths with — always leaving them with a smile.

He set a great example for all of us and hope-

Little Joe, having been recommended to take up horse riding by his doctor to help a congenital bowel condition he had to contend with throughout

fully many of you out there who saw Bob’s artful way of combining business with the pleasure of socializing and earning the friendship and respect of all. Never complaining and doing it for his own sheer pleasure, we watched him get up early every day before breakfast, tend to the horses, take us to

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