Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
(Pictures-Doug Mills in action, taken from Doug's web site)
Our Sliders member, John McCarville, will be hosting another opportunity to participate in a Doug Mills, Level 1 Clinic. The clinic will be Friday evening, July 3rd, Saturday, July 4th & Sunday, July 5th. The clinic will be at John's place 5655 Canim Hendrix Lake Road. Phone John at 250-395-2633 for details. The fee is $300.00 and this includes a DVD which captures all of the steps taught in the clinic. Doug will not be doing the clinic as he is still out of commission from the injury he got last month. One of his trainers will be here. Arrangements will be made for campers if necessary and board may be arranged for a couple of horses as well.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
It was a great weekend in Kamloops, and the Thomson River Chapter put on an excellent show-100 Mile Sliders were well represented with Dawnna, Tiffany, Mandy and myself all marking some respectable scores in the mid to high 60's. (except for that zero score I got-apparently it's a lot harder to count to 4 than I thought....!!). We saw some awesome runs at the open level, and I think the highest score of the weekend was a 71-1/2. Sherri had a great weekend overall winning high point open horse with her gelding, Topper. Well done everyone!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
The Cardinal Ranch, (http://www.cardinalranch.com/#) located just outside of Valemont (1 hr west of Jasper) is hosting 2 awesome reining clinic opportunities:
Craig Johnson's special brand of reining excellence combines total precision with lightning maneuvers. His is a unique style that has been well rewarded in the arena.
Two NRHA Futurity Championships, a NRHA Derby title, two Superstakes wins, along with eight AQHA World Championships and six APHA World Titles are just some of the well-deserved laurels Johnson has earned.
Craig has also represented the United States in Jerez, Spain at the World Equestrian Games. The U.S. came home with the Gold Medals! Craig has been on three Gold Medal teams, brought home three individual Silver Medals and one Bronze Medal.
You can read more about Craig on his website:
Here is another great opportunity to participate in an introductory reining clinic with reining trainer, Carmen Texeira. The clinic will take place at The Texeira Stables, in Salmon Arm on June 27-28. You can contact Leslie at 250-307-4757 for more information. The clinic is being hosted by the Sun Reiners Reining Club.
Don't miss the deadline for entries into WCRA's West Coast Classic Show July 17-19th, at Chilliwack's beautiful Heritage Park. Entry deadline is coming up fast-June 15th!!
Monday, June 8, 2009
2. A thin band spur
I have been contemplating riding with spurs lately and was looking for some information. I have never felt I was an "educated" enough rider to wear spurs, but now, riding Jewel, I'm hoping I can get a better response from her, having been trained and rode with spurs. I hope I can use them properly, and not bump and bang my leg against her unintentionally when I ride....Once again, Lynda Smyth's forum was the place I found the answers I was looking for. I thought it might be useful information to share here...
With a few of us heading to the WCRA reining show in Kamloops this weekend, I thought it might be a good idea to review how penalty points are given in a reining class. Once again I have found this information on Lynda Smith's forum on her "Manestream Reining" site. Thanks, Lynda-This is good information! ( http://www.manestreamreining.com/forums/)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Here's some of the faces you can expect to see, if you are out on Thursday. I am still trying to learn who all you are, so forgive me for omissions/mixups, etc. I'd still LOVE to have each of you e mail me a bio on yourself so I can post it here on the blog!!
So here is the link to the Armstrong show, Reinin' In the Sun.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
(Picture) My Smucked Trailer
Monday, May 25, 2009
In one of my earlier posts, I published a list of rules for warming up at a reining show. After last Thursday's ride, I'd like to suggest we adopt these rules for our riding nights. With so many people coming out to ride, safety is important, and we want to make it comfortable for everyone to be able to ride without worrying about whether they are going to run into someone. By adopting these basic rules, it gives everyone an opportunity to practice all aspects of reining maneuvers in an hour long ride. Since most people seem to show up around 6:00, I would suggest we spend the first half hour on circles (spins in the center of circles) and the second half hour on straight lines (rundowns, stops, etc). If the hour previous and after 6:00 follows the same rules, everyone, regardless of when they show up will have an opportunity within an hour to participate in circling and straight lines (fencing). The end of the arena closest to the entrance will be to circles to the left (facing the stands), and the other end for circles to the right. I will put a list of the rules at the entrance to the arena, but in the meantime, please read the details below, and if we all repect these rules, we hopefully will make our riding time more productive, and safe for everyone...AS always, I'm open to ideas/comments either on this site or by e mail, etc.
Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in Sherri's clinic. By all accounts everyone came away with lots of new ideas and were inspired by Sherri's knowledge and demos. We hope to offer more opportunities like this for the club, but in order to make these clinics financially viable, we need more member participation!! We have some ideas about format that we'd like to discuss with club members that will maybe improve turnout....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Just a reminder that we are hosting a reining/horsemanship clinic here on Saturday from 9:00-4:00 with Sherri Thomson. Cost is 125.00 and there are still a few spots available. If you would like to come out to watch cost is 25.00 to audit the clinic. Hope to see lots of you out! Sherri will be bringing 3 horses, Niki, who is a 5 year old mare that Sherri started and is now competing on, as well as 2 younger horses, that are currently in training with Sherri. Casandra will also be coming along with Sherri to help out for the day. Lunch and snacks will be provided. (for those participating in the clinic) If you want to learn about reining and see a finished reining horse in action, don't miss this opportunity!!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
My name is Elli Meinert and me and my family have been living in Lac La Hache for almost 5 years.
I am just finshing up my 2 year college program to become a certifie Equine Sports Therapist. After that I am going to travel in the states to learn from some reining trainers.
I have been riding since I was 10 years old and got into reining about 3 1/2 years ago.
I currently own 4 horses. One of them is a bay gelding, Dodge, which I have been competing in reining with for 2 1/2 years. I did a lot of work on him myself and now just have to add finishing touches.
I also ride and show some of my mother's horses.
I enjoy every aspect of life with horses and spent most of my time with them.
I am excited to get to know everybody from the reining club and hopefully make some new friends.
So there we go..
The picture I attached is Me and one of our geldings, Zips Deal is Dun aka Dealer
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Here is an e mail I received regarding an opportunity for our club to help out with the garlic festival, and also raise some money for our club in the process. Anyone interested in participating? Please give me some feedback on this site, by email or in person, and I will let Leslie know one way or the other....
The Garlic Festival in it’s 10th year and we are expecting over 10,000 visits over the two days August 29th and 30th at Centennial Park.
We are offering non-profit groups a chance to earn a percentage of the funds from the gate fees in return for volunteer hours to put on the festival.
The jobs are broken down to;
- grounds and site
- equipment set-up and takedown
- entertainment and contests
- The Kidzone
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Pictures 1. Dawnna and ??(Horses name?)
Here's some pictures from our last Thursday night. I'm still getting to know y'all, so post some comments here and help me out (People and horses names....) Great to see so many people out, and we have an audience too!! My camera doesn't like to take indoor pictures very well so most of the other shots are big blurs! I'll try again this week.