Cutting it close to print deadline I just had to include some highlights from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Way to go Canada… congratulations to our equestrians and all the athletes that participated.

As I write this we are gearing up for our 117th Annual Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) and Stampede here in Armstrong. The IPE is BC’s largest agricultural fair. Look for a report in the October issue. Other local fairs in September include the North Thompson Fall Fair & Rodeo in Barriere, the Salmon Arm Fall Fair, the Rock Creek Fair, and two 4-H Provincial Winter Fairs (one in Kamloops, the other in Barriere). As I cannot be at all of these fairs, I hope someone sends in a report on how their event went (horse show related of course)! And let’s not forget the Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament in Calgary – that happens from September 7-11.

The summer has been a busy one for me, what with going away on riding weekends, taking a clinic or two, or volunteering at horse shows (which I enjoy every now and then); there seems to be something happening every weekend! And we don’t have much of summer left now that we are heading into September. We’re counting our numbered riding days and weekends before the cold arrives (I’m a wus… sp?).

We’ve got some interesting stories in this issue – I hope you enjoy them.



Horse Council of BC



  • Dancing Horses… 3
  • What’s Next?... 6
  • The Mane Event… 8
  • Nutrition and The Rider… 10
  • 7 Elements in the Saddle… 12
  • Tips in the Show Ring… 14
  • Turn on the Haunches… 16
  • Equine Thermography… 18
  • A Canadian Wins Mongol Derby… 21
  • 2016 Rio Olympics… 23
  • The Last Cariboo Ride?... 29

    And so much more!!

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