Well I rode the cutest little Icelandic mare “Kactus” (courtesy of Pat Peebles) in the Interior Gaited Horse Show.

There will be a full show report in the August issue.

Thanks to the interest of the horse racing sector in western Canada and Washington, we have a special feature inside this issue covering Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses and Standarbreds at the tracks, and information on their upcoming annual horse sales. You can’t beat the excitement on race day!

Saddle Up Magazine Shop OnlineJust at press time I was saddened to hear of the death of Judy Newbert. Drivers will remember her many informative articles printed in Saddle Up in recent years. My deepest condolences go out to the family members. Thank you Elyse Newbert (Judy’s niece) for sending in an obituary for our readers – see page 48.

We’ve got a heat wave of weather coming up; it may be green now, but not for long. I sure hope we are all safe from forest fires this summer. Start a list and make a plan - in case you have to evacuate.

All the best,


Horse Council of BC



  • The BC Thoroughbred… 5
  • Canada’s Heritage Horse… 6
  • Laminitis or Founder? … 8
  • CIEC Sponsorship… 10
  • Courage Canada Trail Ride… 11
  • Tummy Love & Horsemanship… 12
  • Horse Racing Feature… 14
  • Herd Talk Workshop… 26         
    And so much more!!

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