August already? Holy humdinger… where is the time going?

Saddle Up Magazine Shop OnlineI’ve got to get out there on my horse(s)! It seems I always end up working or volunteering – I’ve got to stop it! And maybe be a bit selfish with my time. So much to take part in… and not enough time. But don’t get me wrong folks, volunteering is important, if you don’t do your part, then the activity may be cancelled ‘due to lack of volunteers’. Or worse, the club would fold due to lack of ‘stepping up to the plate’. I know you understand. Enough preaching. (I must be in a mood)

BC’s largest agricultural fair, the 116th Annual Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) & Stampede, is just around the corner (and yes I volunteer at it ‘smiley face’). I so look forward to this fair every year - hope to see some familiar faces there.

What did you think of our racing feature in the July issue? I sure wish Vernon’s Kin Park would get ‘on track’ again! The stall tactics and ‘politics’ are not helping. We NEED this track in the interior… call your local MLA or write letters to the City of Vernon. I was a director on the board (for the track) years ago; we were an active group and things were looking up… but now… nothing is happening. This is (was) Canada’s oldest racetrack!

We’ve got some great stories in this issue and lots of club news. I know I have said this before (yes, I nag… ask Greg) but if clubs would read other clubs’ news… you might get some new refreshing ideas for your club activities. Add some new classes or games to change things up!

See you at the Fair(s)!

All the best,


Horse Council of BC



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  • Saddle Fit & The Baroque Horse   8
  • In Search of a Nurse Mare  10
  • Alberta Wish Ride(s) Coming Up!  12
  • Body Work Certification   13
  • Horses & Healing in Chile   14
  • Developing Bravery (Part 1)  16
  • Rice Across Canada Continues   18
  • Equine Therapy   21
  • Our Trip to Blue Creek Outfitting   23
  • Gaited Horse 18 Years Strong 24 
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