Monday, February 22, 2010

Wednesday Night Meeting

Just a reminder to let members know we will be meeting Wednesday Night at the Red Rock, 6:00 pm   to continue to discuss
1) The Horse Bazaar
2) The 100 Mile Agriplex up date
3) Planning for upcoming shows/clinics

Anyone wishing to come out to help plan/brainstorm we would welcome your input!!

Amanda Self Clinic Follow up

Picture-Amanda Self -taken from Amanda's FB page

Early reports indicate that those people who attended Amanda's clinic this past weekend came away with lots of new information, and a refreshed excitement about reining! Congratulations to DAWNNA, MANDY, TIFFANY and KIM who all took advantage of this opportunity to work and learn with Amanda! The more educated we become, and the more we learn as a group, the more we will be able to promote and support each other as we develop as a reining club! Be sure to post some comments here ladies to tell us about your experiences!! Thanks again to Amanda for helping promote the sport of reining in 100 Mile, Tina Chestnut for organizing, and to Easy Go Ranch for providing the facility  for this clinic!!

Thursday Night ride

Top- Patty riding the adorable mule, "Jasper" and Cody on "Nifty"
Middle-Randy and Tanya having a serious conversation with "Monty"
Bottom-Laura riding "Conner" who is patiently waiting for his roll in the sand!

Here are some faces that are coming out on Thursday nights to ride. Hopefully more members will be able to join in as the days get longer....If you can't make it with your horse, just drop by to say hi! One of these days I WILL figure out how to take decent pictures in an arena!!

Sending out condolences...

Pictures-Jerry and his nice QH mare, "Buttermilk"

Our sincerest condolences are going out to Sliders member Jerry Tubbs, on the recent unexpected loss of his brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family, Jerry!

Monday, February 15, 2010

AMANDA SELF CLINIC THIS WEEKEND!! -A few spots still available!!

Picture: Amanda and Radical French Gold-Taken from Amanda's facebook page (Amanda rode him last year at our 100 Mile Horse Bazaar reining demo. 

Due to a few last minute cancelations there are a few spots still available for Amanda's clinic Saturday and Sunday February 20th, 21st at Easy Go Ranch in Lac La Hache. Cost is 150.00.
Riding times will be determined and communicated by Monday, February 15. The first class will go at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon as the arena had been booked for the morning prior to us contacting Easy Go.  There will be a potluck supper on Saturday at 5pm, in the mezzanine.  Given that there are not a lot of amenities close to the facility coffee, snacks and chilli on Sunday, will be provided for the riders.  If anyone has time to bake a few cookies or squares it'd be greatly appreciated.  Spectators are welcome.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A message from our Incoming Sliders President

Pictures-taken from Dawnna's facebook nothing sacred??

As your new new president I thought it was time to introduce I had been promising Bella I would do all last year! I started riding at three when my parents bought me my first pony..she was rotton of course. I continued to love horses despite her.I have ridden dressage, jumping, gymkhana, cutting and pleasure showing....I rode dressage for 5 yrs with Rex Rhodes..I showed open  and apploosa as a youth and after my son was born I competed hunter jumper for a couple of years...I just didn't have the lion heart for that!  lol I bred quarter horses for a few years until my health deterioated and I sold off most of my herd except for a couple of brood mares and two riding horses...(at the time babys!)...both of the horses I compete on now.  I fell in love with reining about ten years ago and it has been my focus ever since...I do still enjoy showing and compete most weekends..I love trail class and horsemanship.

 I have ridden with such great clinicians as Roy Yates, Les Voight, Richard Shrake and Deana Millard, taking from each what knowledge they have had to pass on to make me a better horse person. I have also recently started to compete in barrel racing and joined the BCBRA  this year, hoping to do well.

 I suffer from severe rhumatoid arthritis which has caused me to make certain adaptations in the way I ride and compete...I, at the present time have little use of my hands so must make sure my horses are as light as they can be..I have a weak left leg that is numb  on the back side..I must think and make the leg move as it doesn't do that when it's tired....We all have things that we must over come-each of us has a hill or two we must climb...

 I hope this lets you know more about me and my goals. I will try to be the best president that I can be and hope we can all achieve our goals this year 

Dawnna Monks 

100 Mile Sliders President 2010

Thanks for this Dawnna! I still encourage ALL our members to send me your "bio" so I can post it here as a way to help us learn about each other!! (Isabella MacQuarrie)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Reining just for AQHA??

Top: Haflinger Reining
Picture 2: Appaloosa Reining
Picture 3: Clydesdale Reining
Picture 4/5 : Mules Reining 

When one thinks of the classic reining horse, the vision that comes to mind for most is of the compact, athletic, dependable Quarter Horse. However, it is important to recognize that ultimately, reining is really about good horses, and good horsemanship. Any horse can be taught the basic reining moves and will become a better horse as they learn how to be supple, and how to respond to subtle cues from the rider, and any person  who spends time learning about reining and how to develop a reining horse, WILL improve their overall horsemanship skills. These thoughts are important to keep in mind when considering:
a) the type of horse you currently own
b) the goals you have for yourself and your horse
c) your motivation for becoming involved with a reining club 
d) any future purchase of a horse
e) any future breedings you may be considering

Check out this youtube clip of a 2007 German Open Reining Haflinger Horse winner!!

At 100 Mile Sliders, we encourage and welcome all riders regardless of your skill level, past experience,  ANY type of horse you own (or mule as it may be!) to get involved with our club, and with the sport of reining!

Sun Reiners Schooling Show May 2nd

Here is another opportunity to "get your Game on" before the show season heats up!! 
Check out the Sun Reiners Facebook Page at:

Sheza Major Madonna For Sale

Please read my April 15, 2009 post regarding "Maddie" For Sale-look under the "Sale horses" label. We now have 2 Youtube clips of Maddie. 
Part 1 
-shows her being caught in the field, loaded and unloaded from the trailer, groomed and tacked up.

Part 2 
-shows her being ridden under saddle

-These clips were taken Sunday, February 7th. 
-The last time Maddie had been ridden was in August. 
-She has never been in this arena before
-This was the first time (I think) she has ever seen herself in a mirror! 

If you are looking for a safe, reliable, well bred, honest horse with basic reining training, Maddie may be the horse for you..
Asking 4,500.00

Brandt Ranch Reining Schooling Show

Picture-playing with cows at the Brandt Ranch in Pritchard (recognize that paint horse..?_

Here's a great opportunity to get out and play/show without the big time show pressure!! 

April 25

Brandt Ranch Reining Schooling Show & Cattle Sorting

Pritchard, BC

Contact Jan 250-577-3775 or

Jeanette/Stan 250-577-3156

Wildwood Reining to do reining demo at Horse Bazaar

Pictures-Sharon Gates and Wildwood Reining Horses-(taken from Sharon's website-show photos courtesy of Tracy Edie of Equine Sport Photography)
We are extremely pleased to welcome Sharon Gates as our Reining Demo participant at our 2010, 100 Mile Horse Bazaar!

"Horses are the constant that define me", is the phrase that Sharon uses to describe herself and her outlook on life. A long time open level reining competitor, Sharon currently makes her home in Hanceville BC. She has a very well respected breeding program and offers training and lessons from beginners to open level. As well she hosts vacation getaways for those people wanting to vacation with their horses. A soon to be published author, Sharon will be showcasing her 2 studs at her reining demonstration:
Running With Wolves-her 2005, Listo Pollito Lena x Peppy Del Cielo, open competition horse
as well as,
Walking With Wolves-her 2007, Whiz N Tag Chex x Peppy Del Cielo up and coming prospect!!
You can read and see more about Sharon, her studs, her program and her sale prospects at her website:

Announcements from our First Sliders AGM

Top-Our Treasurer, Shelly Cameron
2nd-The girls at the Sliders booth 2009 Horse Bazaar
3rd-Our 2010 Vice President, Randy Brodaway
4th-Our 2010 President, Dawnna Monks

Congratulations to our new executive for the 2010 season!
President-Dawnna Monks
Vice President-Randy Brodaway
Treasurer- Shelly Cameron
Secretary/WCRA contact-Isabella MacQuarrie

Thanks for all the support and encouragement in 2009! With the commitment and enthusiasm displayed by our leadership team, I'm sure we'll continue to grow and develop as a active chapter of our parent WCRA organization!

Other News From the AGM:

-The building inspector was to inspect the Agriplex on February. Depending on the outcome of that inspection, the Rotary Club will be handing over the reins to the user groups pending approval. Updates as to the status of the Agriplex will be posted here as I become aware of new developments

-This year, the Bazaar will be held at the 105 Arena March 27-28th 
- currently we have 3 sponsors-Grassland Equipment, Marine RV, and The Farriers Pub
-Saturday Dinner Auction at the Farriers Pub. Tickets to the auction will be sold through our Sliders Booth at the Bazaar. WE ARE IN NEED OF DONATIONS!!
-John McConville will run the door, Randy will be on the floor, Bella, Tiffany, and Kim will be organizing and manning the Sliders booth. ANYONE WISHING TO VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME TO ANY OF THESE AREAS, WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
-Stalls are available for $20.00 for sale horses/stallions
-Demonstrations currently confirmed include:
Reining-Wildwood Reining
Pack Horse Demo
Team Roping Demo
Jumping Demo 

Saturday am-Stallion Parade
Sunday am-Sale Horse preview

-There are limited power outlets at the arena, so vendors will need to take that into consideration when setting up displays!!

-First night was February 4th. Reportedly, we had 5 devoted riders out, as well as some people dropping by to check it out. 
-Our rides are at Lakeside Equestrian Center (formerly the 105 arena).
-$10.00/ride from 5-8:00 pm
-Please have your 2010 Horse Council Membership available when you come to ride!

-A separate meeting date was decided on, in order to brainstorm and discuss ideas for upcoming events that we may want to host this season. If you are interested in being involved with this please plan to attend a meeting WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at the RED ROCK CAFE, 6:00. Initial discussions included offers of clinics from Lynda Smith, Sherri Thomson, Amanda self, Clay Webster, and Gus Evangolopois. We will also discuss schooling shows, fund raiser ideas. 



Picture- 2006 FEI Reining Gold Medalist, Duane Latimer

West Coast Classic Will Welcome WEG Finalists! 

The members of Team Canada, who will compete at the World Equestrian 

Games in Kentucky in September will be chosen at West Coast Classic, it was 

announced today.  

This means that reiners such as NRHA Futurity Winner and Million Dollar Rider 

Duane Latimer may well be competing at our show this year. Duane won the 

Individual gold medal at the 2006 World Equestrian Games. After winning the 

Junior Reining at the 2009 AQHA World Show on Shiners Lena Dust, he said 

he’d like to take the 6-year-old to Kentucky to defend that title. If he wants to do 

that, he and his horse will have to come to Heritage Park in July! 

WCRA’s West Coast Classic has been chosen as Canada’s World Equestrian 

Games Selection finals, Sharon Hall learned in a phone call today from Ottawa. 

After WCRA voted at its AGM in November to make the pitch, Sharon got busy 

and put together a first class proposal that EC found too good to turn down. 

The World Equestrian Games, at which all the FEI disciplines decide their 

World Championships at one time and place, were first held in Stockholm in 

1990. Like the Olympics, WEG happens every four years and it wasn’t until 

2002, in Spain, that reining was included for the first time—the only western 

discipline that has a place in the FEI world. 

This year the games come to North America for the first time, to the newly 

refurbished Kentucky Horse Park, and Canadian reining will have its best 

opportunity ever to showcase itself to the world. 

Reiners who want to represent Canada at WEG in September have to first 

qualify by obtaining a score of at least 68 at three CRI competitions. Then they 

must vie for the coveted team positions at the Canadian WEG Selection finals. 

Each rider can compete on up to three horses. 

So – we’re over the first hurdle. We’ve won the bid. Now we need to roll up our 

sleeves and get to work. Fund raising is going to be “Job One” so start thinking 

about what you can do, and how you can help. We look forward to hearing from 

you and to working together with everyone in this great club, to make this show 

a tremendous success. 

~ Kathleen Keating 

President, WCRA 

This is the WCRA's premier show. The 100 Mile Sliders Chapter is pleased to offer up an Air Ride Saddle Pad as a prize to the winner of the Beginner A WCRA class at this year's show.