Thursday, November 18, 2010
Check out the online version of NRHA's Inside reining. You can watch full episodes online, as well as check out their "You Be the Judge" series, where you are asked to watch a maneouver and then score it, followed by the judge's score and reasoning. (see my prior post)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
(Images taken from "Google Images")
Here is the gold medal individual run with Tom McCutcheon riding "Gunner's Special Night" at the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Wow!!
NRHA's "Inside Reining" have produced a series of "You be the Judge" videos, where a they ask viewers to score a maneouver and then give the score and reasoning from an NRHA judge. Here is on link on a spin maneouver.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Pictures-Cowgirl Creations-from Prince George
Some congrsatulations to some of our Slider members, who have seen success in the show pen this season.
100 Mile Sliders are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Clay Webster clinic, August 20-21st, at the beautiful Easy Go Ranch in Lac La Hache .
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
PICTURES: (thanks, Nicole!!)
On Sunday, Mandy, Dawnna, Tiffany and Veronica all made their way down to the Brandt Ranch in Pritchard for a reining schooling show. From what I hear, the girls had a great time, and Amanda was very helpful with feedback to the riders. Thanks to Nicole for providing me with the pictures.
Monday, April 26, 2010
PICTURES: (taken from Google images)
Here is the partial write up of the results of the National reining Breeders Classic, taken from "Reiner Magazine". Criag Schmersal scored a 228!! (That's a 76 score from 3 judges!!), to win the open level 4 class.!!
Congratulations to our Canadian rider, Jesse Beckley, of Cranbrook, BC, and his mount, Mizzen Wizzen, for placing 6th in the Limited Open Level 1 class.
"The house rocked during this year’s NRBC open finals, held Saturday night in the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, Katy, Texas as the top 31 open horse-and-rider pairs returned to run the crowd-pleasing Pattern 10.
Two Million Dollar Rider Craig Schmersal couldn’t have asked for a better set-up: his favorite pen, his favorite pattern and his favorite mount – Boom Shernic. He made the most of it by running hard in the large arena and scoring a 228 to win the 2010 NRBC Derby Level 4 Open Championship. The six-year-old stallion (Boomernic x She And Chic Dunit) is owned by the Boom Shernic Syndicate and added $75,000 to his lifetime earnings.
“He’s one of my all-time favorites and I’ve never had a horse that deserves to win more than him. I always say if they made me ride away on one horse, I’m taking him with me. He’s always been special for me.”"
You can watch Craig's full winning run on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcVohGp0BNc
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
PICTURES-FROM RIVERSLIDE 09'
Entry packages are now available for RIVERSLIDE. The second in the WCRA high point series reining shows. The show starts FRIDAY JUNE 4th and goes until SUNDAY JUNE 6th. ENTRY DEADLINE IS MAY 19th. Dawnna, Tiffany, Mandy, Casanda and I all showed last year at this show. The footing for reining is superb, there is a great atmosphere, and it is not to far away for us Cariboo reiners. There is a full slate of modified classes for us beginners, and on Saturday night, they are having a fun games/team competition, with proceeds going to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! Sounds like fun!! How about a 100 Mile Sliders Team?? You girls who are also doing the barrels/gymkhana circuit should make for a pretty competitive team!!
PICTURES: 4 Nice Color Combos...
Being a person who prefers to dress in a understated style, generally choosing neutral colors, the high fashion of the Western Show world is somewhat intimidating!! Finding a color combination that will work for me and my horse, as well as not break the bank, has been a challenge!! Currently, on my bay paint horse, we have gone with a "blue" color scheme. We have one straight royal blue pad, as well as one pad that is predominately blue, with black and dark pink tones as well, that allows for some choice of colors with show shirts-black, pink, and blue all work.
With our Grullo 3 year old, we have been discussing color options. Casandra really likes lime green, and although it's not listed in the recommended choices below, we are on the hunt for shirts and show pads that will match this color schemeI took the following information from a web site entitled Best Horse Show Clothes It gives a good outline for some color combinations to choose from that will go well with the color of your horse.
So, YOUR TURN!! Tell us your horse color, and your choice of colors to show in. Tell us what color combinations you like on different colored horses...I'm looking forward to hearing from those of you (everyone) who are more fashion minded than me!!
Pictures (click on image for larger view)
So now that show season is upon us, it is a good idea to start to organize your gear. If you create a checklist of stuff to bring, when it comes time to pack, it is easier to make sure you have everything you need. It is a good idea to pack as much gear as possible in containers with lids so you can keep it organized, and stack them in your trailer tack room. I scooped the above list from Lynda Smith's web site. Thanks Lynda!! If you have items to add, post them in the comments section!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Here are some pictures from the schooling show. Thanks again, Laura for letting me post your pictures here! If anyone else took pictures from the clinic and/or show, please e mail them to me and I will post them here!!
Monday, April 19, 2010
PICTURES: (Click on photos for a larger image)
WOW!! What a whirl wind month it has been!! First the Horse Bazaar, the next week end Carl Woods, the next, Lynda Smith, and this past weekend, Vern Sapergia!! Not to mention the numerous other clinics and schooling shows that were also running over the past month in other locations. For anyone interested in learning about reining and or wanting to improve their horsemanship skills, there is no shortage of opportunities here in the Cariboo!! And if you haven't had enough yet, check out the Brandt Ranch schooling show next Sunday, the Prince George Reining Show the first weekend in May along with a Doug Mills Clinic in Williams lake that same weekend, and the first WCRA show, Rockslide, the second weekend in May!! See the sidebar for links to all these upcoming events/shows...
Sixteen eager participants slid into 100 Mile House April 9-11 to get some horsemanship and reining tips from reining trainer Lynda Smith, of Langley BC. The participants got to put their newfound knowledge to the test on Sunday, in a schooling show, judged by Lynda. The clinic and show were held at the Lakeside Equestrian Center, and despite the biting cold on Friday, the rest of the weekend proved to be perfect and sunny and we were able to use the great footing in the outdoor arena.
This was what one of our participants had to say!!
"Hi Bella and 100 Mile Sliders,
We just wanted to extend our thanks and appreciation for a great weekend of fun and learning. Most impressive was the high caliber of women reiners residing in the South Cariboo. We are proud to be part of the 100 Mile Sliders and to know such a great group of dedicated, hard working ladies.
Thanks again and see you all soon.
Nicolle and Ronnie"
The Sliders would like to send out a great big thank you to Lynda for coming up and supporting our club, as well as a thank you to all the people who volunteered their time and energy to make this clinic/schooling show a success.