Sunday, January 24, 2010

Jarvis Anderson Clinic Update

See earlier post for more info on Jarvis Anderson:

Thompson River 

Reiners presents... 



Reining Clinic & NAJYRC Youth Qualifier 

with JARVIS ANDERSON from Montana! 



Date: April 3-4, 2010 

Cost:  $300 for the weekend 

Format: 2 hour group lesson each day 

Location: Brandt Ranch - 1660 Lance Road, Pritchard, BC 



Auditors welcome 

Indoor facility 

Lunch concession on site 

Stabling available for $15/night 



Limited space available – book early to avoid disappointment! 



Want more information or to register? 

Call Kim @ 250-577-3637 or 



Want to learn more about Jarvis Anderson?  

View his website at 


Friday, January 22, 2010

Amanda Back in WL in February

Top Amanda and BH Gunners Enterpriz at the 2009 Canadian Supreme
Bottom-Amanda and Austin at the 2007 NRHA Futurity

Amanda will be back in Williams Lake, at the EASY GO RANCH arena (closer for us 100 Milers!!)for a follow up reining/horsemanship clinic February 20-21st. Once again contact, Katy Kosinsky at 250-398-6101 to sign up or for more information. Cost is 150.00 for 2 days, or you can also audit for a nominal fee...

Here is a YOU TUBE clip of Amanda riding Jill Hamming's exciting young stud, BH Gunners Enterpriz at last year's Canadian Supreme. These two will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming show season. 

Horses For Haiti Gymkhana

Pictures (from the Trail Riders grounds in Williams lake)

The Williams Lake Trail Riders are holding a Benefit Gymkhana at the Eagleview Equestrian Center, February 7th, 2:00pm. Entries by donation-12 and under $10.00 minimum, 13 and over 20.00 minimum.
Dinner after, by donation! There will be traditional and some fun events planned. What a great way to help the people of Haiti, with the added benefit of having fun in February! with your horse!! 

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jarvis Anderson Clinic at the Brant Ranch (Pritchard)

Jarvis Andderson will be conducting a reining clinic this April, at the Brandt Ranch In Pritchard.

You can read about Jarvis Anderson and his program at his website:

You can also view a number of clips of him training and showing on his web site. Here is one YouTube Clip of him showing "Dun Its Legacy" last year at the "Big Sky Derby.

Taken from the web site:

Jarvis has a lifelong involvement in showing reining horses. Jarvis first entered the show ring on a reining horse at the age of six, and from there his love of the sport and competition only grew. Jarvis showed horses as a youth and non pro until he was 19 years old earning nearly $20,000.

In 2001, Jarvis gave up his non pro status and went to Purcell, Oklahoma and train horses under NRHA hall of fame inductee, Doug Milholland.

After a year, Jarvis returned home to continue training horses with his Father Jaydee Anderson. Jaydee has been training horses 25+ years. Jarvis gives praise to Jaydee for the knowledge and experienced he has gained, and gives credit to his mother Janis, for his over all love of horses.

At this point registration is only open to our WCRA Kamloops chapter members. Registration for everyone else will be on a first come first served basis, starting in February. I will post information here as soon as it is available!


PICTURE: Amanda and "Marv", FreeSTYLING at WCRA's "West Coast Classic 2005 "

Amanda is holding a 2 day clinic this weekend at the Trail Riders Arena in Williams Lake.

There are a couple of spots still available!!
Contact Katy Kosinski at  250 398 6101, the cost is $150 for two days.

Plans are in the works for a follow up clinic in  February, if there is enough interest...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Eagle View Equestrian Center Upcoming Schedule

Here is the upcoming schedule of events at the Eagleview Equestrian Center. As I understand it, the "Cow Clinic" and Connected Riding Clinic are both full, but they are open to auditors.

Feb 13, 2010Sat1:00 PM BCBRA Barrel Race 

Feb 14, 2010Sun1:00 PM Club Fun Day 

Feb 21, 2010Sun1:00 PM Gymkhana 

Feb 27, 2010Sat1:00 PM BCBRA Barrel Race 

Feb 28, 2010Sun1:00 PM Buckle Series Cattle Sorting 

Mar 20, 2010Sat9:00 AM James Allan Cow Clinic 2 day clinic $150 including lunches
Call Lana (250-989-8998) or Lori (250-392-2584) to register.

May 7, 2010Fri9:00 AM Sue Falkner-March Connected Groundwork & Riding Clinic
May 7, 8 & 9
 3 day clinic working on Connected ground work/riding, Centered Riding and TTEAM work. Riders: $350/each $100 deposit required (limit 12); Participating Auditors: $150/each $50 deposit required (limit 12).

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jim Anderson Reining Clinic Info

Val Smith and Dan Corfe are  hosting a series of Jim Anderson Reining sessions this season at Mattway Farms. 
Looking for something to do one weekend? Check it out! Riders need a current 2010 Horse Council membership to participate. Cost is 120.00 for a semi private (2 person) 1 1/2 hour lesson.  All levels of horses and riders are welcome. 

Jim Anderson Reining Sessions

March. 20-21, 2010
April. 3-4, 2010
May. 15-16, 2010
June. 12-13, 2010
July. 10-11, 2010
Aug. 14-15, 2010
Oct. 16-17, 2010
Nov. 13-14, 2010
Dec. 11-12, 2010

Mattway Farms
4674 Bates Road, Abbotsford, B.C.

More information contact Val Smith at:   or call:
HOME: 604-852-4646

CELL 604-557-8515 

Billy Cook Pro Reining Saddle For Sale!!

16inch quarter horse bars, Billy Cook Pro Reiner...light oil
 I'd like to see 1200.00 o.b.o.
Contact Dawnna Monks for more information:

Western Saddle for Sale

Western Rawhide Saddle 1,000.00

Full quarter horse bars, round skirt,double brass rigging,basket weave pattern, Smooth seat,Quality silver conchos front center and back. Wide wooden stirrups, with metal on the outside, and leather lined. Comes with wide back cinch, custom leather saddle bags, and heavy leather tapedaros. 15 inch seat, sheep skin lined. Extremely well made heavy saddle. In excellent condition. Used on a stocky Quarter Horse. Comfortable ride!

Contact Bella at 250-593-9331

Reining/Western Pleasure Clinic

Here is a chance to get geared up for the spring!
 Reining trainer, Carmen Texeira will be holding a Reining/WP clinic APRIL 17/18th. The clinic will take place at The Texeira Stables, in Salmon Arm.  You can contact Leslie at 250-307-4757 for more information

"Having ridden with the legendary Bob Grimshaw for over 10 years before spending 1 1/2 as an assistant trainer to 2 Time World Champion (AQHA, NRCHA) Jason Grimshaw in Texas, where she showed & trained both reiners & working cowhorses, Carmen has now established herself as an accomplished trainer & coach here in BC for riders & horses of all skill levels."

You can read more about Carmen and her program at her website

Friday, January 8, 2010


We are having our first annual AGM on Wednesday, January 27th, at 6:00 pm at the Red Rock Cafe in 100 Mile. We will hold elections of new officers and our agenda will focus on our upcoming fundraiser, the 100 Mile Horse Bazaar, on a showing and training venue (as well as a schedule), and discussion of hosting a show as well as potential clinics in the upcoming season.  We look forward to everyone coming out so that we have lots of member input into the future direction of the club. Please plan to have dinner as well, as it will cover the cost of holding our meeting in the Red Rock!

Happy New Year-A Look Back, and Looking Forward...

Picture Top: Graham and "Crimson Fire"
Picture Middle: Randy and some of his fans!
Picture Bottom: Dawnna doing what she does best...

WOW! It's 2010, and what a year we had in 09! We're up and running again, our thoughts looking towards our goals for the new year, and all we hope to accomplish.
Congratulations to some of our members for some memorable accomplishments in 2009, notably,
1)Dawnna Monks on achieving her goals of competing and winning in numerous disciplines, including reining, barrels, gymkanah, WP-is there anything you CAN't do, Dawnna!!
2) Mandy Pincott- for competing and winning second in the 3 year old Non Pro Snaffle Bit Class at the Canadian Supreme in Working Cow Horse
3) Graham Alwood-for competing in the Open Trainer level 3 year old class at "Reining in the Sun" on client horse, "Crimson Fire".
4) Kim MacDonad- on the completion of her indoor arena
5) Elli Meinhart- on completing an internship with professional reining trainer, Todd Bergen
6) Randy Brodoway- on being named "Horse Person of the Year" by BC Horse council. As well, our own past president of the WCRA, Sharon Hall was also named "Bob James Award" winner, in recognition of her volunteer contributions to the horse industry. To have 2 of our WCRA members both winning prestigious awards from BC Horse Council is truly outstanding! CONGRATULATIONS!!
4) All other members that took the chance to join our club, and take the first step in learning about the exciting discipline of reining, and achieving your own personal riding goals
Click the link to read about Randy's accomplishment!