NEW — EXTENDED DEADLINE TO APPLY
Calgary, AB — April 3, 2017 –The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that the next American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup will be held June 28 – July 8 in College Station, Texas. This event, first held in Australia in 1986 as the International Youth Quarter Horse World Cup, has become one of the most prestigious equine competitions recognized worldwide.
The AQHA Youth World Cup features teams of five riders from up to 16 different countries. The host country provides a pool of horses for the competition. And, in the tradition of every Youth World Cup event since 1986, the CQHA will co-ordinate and field a youth team of up to five riders, plus alternates, to represent our country as Team Canada. Continue reading “CQHA Seeks Team Canada Coach and Team Manager for 2018 AQHA Youth World Cup”
High school seniors who are members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association are encouraged to apply for scholarships made possible by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2017, for consideration. Seven academic and need-based scholarships will be awarded by an independent committee based upon applicants’ academic achievement, financial need, future goals and involvement with horses and NRHyA.test
The scholarships range from $750 to $2,000, with three awarded at the highest level. Recipients in 2016 included Megan D’Andrea of Fowler, Ohio; Amber Edmonds of Pepperell, Mass.; Holly Lansidel of McKenna, Wash.; Nicholas Muir of Lynnwood, Wash.; Shaelyn Vering of Scribner, Neb.; Jarid Walton of Coleman, Mich.; and Blair Willette of Haleiwa, Hawaii. Previous recipients are eligible to reapply.
Chairman of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee is NRHA Vice President and Foundation Boardmember Mike Hancock. He said, “The foundation is committed to this scholarship program and what it means to our youth and their future. We appreciate every donor who makes the program possible through their support of fundraising efforts.”
Additionally, scholarship opportunities are available to NRHyA members through Youth Team Tournaments and the Varsity Reining Club. For details, visit http://www.nrhya.com/about.php.
For more information about the RHF Scholarship program, go to reiningfoundation.com or nrhya.com. You can call (405) 946-7400 to speak to NRHyA and RHF representatives about these programs.
Yesterday when I went out to work with Hawk, my 4 year old gelding, I noticed that he was really not happy living alone away from the herd. I had just locked him up the day before. He was nervous about being alone. I decided to bring Elvis the 3 year old in to be with him and perhaps work with Elvis a bit too before he leaves to be started. I could see the herd up by the trees on the north quarter.
As I headed out to the pasture, Hawk was calling and begging to come along. When I got a little farther Josie the old boss mare saw me and she started yelling and pointing out she would like to be out with HER herd too.
I took a short cut across the hummocks in the swamp – not too scary, they are still frozen and don’t wobble – and was just nicely on the other side when I heard the sound of running horses. I am quite used to seeing them come when I call but they were running like they were on a mission. Their hooves were thundering on the partially frozen ground. Continue reading “The Boss Mare Calls”
The years slip by quickly. Too quickly. Mark sent me a reminder of that today.
Let me put a little perspective on this little flashback. It was the mid 90’s. We still had a couple of our 6 kids living at home. We had just been through the 20+ percent interest of the 1980’s with almost more debt than we could survive.
After we sold the dairy, we worked at haying half the hay fields around the area, ran a silage operation, had up to 140 head of cows calving, raised a fair number of horses, tended a big garden, and raised kids. We never seemed to have enough money but we certainly had enough to do. And on the subject of years slipping by quickly – some of those years went by way too fast. Could use a rerun. There were a lot of good times.
Then Dave hurt his back. The surgeon asked him if he “had to keep farming”. Well, that was a dumb question. Of course Dave had to keep farming. That was what Dave did. But every time he drove the tractor or the cutter or the truck for too long, he was back laying on the floor. Continue reading “Many Years of Classifieds”
Wouldn’t you love a pet hummingbird?
A wonderful pair of horses. Makes you want to be a kid again.
Train near Rogers Pass, BC
The Classifieds at Northernhorse.com have their own Facebook Page now.
When we meet people and tell them we are from Northernhorse, you’d be surprised how often their next line is “I visit that site every day”. And one of the big draws is the classified ads. From horses to tack to trailers to trainers, you will find many of the best that are offered for sale here. For over 20 years it has been Canada’s most visited online horse classifieds. https://www.facebook.com/northernhorseclassifieds/
NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Tracy Barton nearly summersaults off NRR Cat King Cole when the stallion kicks it up another notch.
Canadian Cowboys Levi Simpson & Jeremy Buhler win the 2016 PRCA Team Roping Championship
Very interesting visual of human growth.
Youth Essay Contest
Rocking Heart Ranch and the Garner family are lifetime breeders of American Quarter Horses and are pleased to be donating a pretty blue roan filly for the winner of the Youth Essay Contest held in conjunction with The Mane Event in Red Deer, AB on April 21-23, 2017. If you are between the ages of 13 – 18 you qualify to enter. Deadline 4:30 PM PST on Monday, April 10th, 2017.
You can view a video of the prize filly here.
How the Vikings started the worldwide distribution of gaited horses
The 81 Point Ride of Tanner Miller aboard RMP’s Hillbilly Stomp
Some kind of bronc rider.
Hollywood wrangler: an inside look at John Scott’s famous film sets
(From Alberta Venture) He got his start in movies 47 years ago as a riding extra. Since then, he’s worked with scores of Hollywood legends on dozens of Oscar-nominated films, and become something of a legend himself. (photography Bruce Meyer) Click on photo to read more.
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A New Year and New Pasture Problems.
The first half of January 2017 we got a bit of new snow and cold with night temperatures in the minus twenties and thirties. The horses continued to do remarkably well out on the pasture. Dry and cold aren’t really much problem for horses.
On the really cold days when the wind is blowing they are usually lined up along the windboards. The day this photo was taken it was cold and windy. In the photo they look warm and comfortable. And when you go stand where they are, it is much much warmer and no wind. They soak up the sun’s rays. Their coats even feel warm on the sunny side. Continue reading “Winter Pasture – Jan 2017”