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