First Trail Ride of the Season

The weather gods were kind to us and it was a perfect temperature for the horses – we humans could have had a few degrees higher but it didn’t rain or snow and there were no recipients of our “Legends of the Fall” plaque so it was a good day. There were 11 riders and we did the North Fork Trail, a 5 hour scenic ride. It was good to get the horses out to stretch their legs and start getting into shape for the busy summer ahead.

Buckle Winners

We have some new buckle winners in our gang! The buckle penning was held on May 18 at Larry David’s arena and Rej Garlepy, riding Ice, and Murray Van Khoughnett, riding Leo, won the buckle. Their 25 second run clinched the win and you now have to wear sunglasses to look at them. They sure are blingy!

Airdrie Parade – July 1st

Get yourselves and your horses parade ready for the Airdrie Parade on the 1st of July and the Calgary Stampede the following week. Call Rej Gariepy for info.

Stampede Parade – July 9th

If you participate in the Airdrie Parade, or if you and your horse have done parades before you can join us for the Calgary Stampede on July 9th. Call Rej Gariepy for info.

Appaloosa Show – August 21-22 in Claresholm, AB

News from the Congress Show Committee:

Plans for the Congress show in Claresholm August 21 & 22 are coming right along.  All four judges have been hired; the CRAC will pay for the two from Ontario (Jim Muir and Barb Hughes) and AHAA pays for the other two.  I have applied for a grant for the show, but will not hear whether we are approved for the grant for another month or so.

A new class has been added to the Cattle events:  a “Rein/Box class”, which is a Cowhorse class in which the exhibitor only boxes the cow at the end of the arena (plus the “dry” or reining portion), but does not take the cow down the fence.  This will be an all-breed class, and we should be able to keep the entry fee down as it will require only one judge.

Also, we still need some volunteers for the show for various positions.  If you can put in a day or half a day in Claresholm, please let me (Doreen – (403)646-3023 cranappy@platinum.ca ) or Monique know. Thanks.

2010 Trail/Events Calendar

Call Shauna Wright for further information

June 30: Next CRAC meeting at Pat’s Office 5678 – 84 Street S.E. 7:30pm

July 1: Canada Day Parade in Airdrie, AB – 10:00am

July 9: Calgary Stampede Parade – 9:00am

July 27-31: 2010 national Show, Brandon, MB

July 28: Meeting at Spruce Meadows riding hall – 7:30pm

July 31- Aug 1:  Pack Trip to Wildhorse (Pack out from Cobble Flats, camp in tents, pack home on Sunday)

Aug 13-15: Elbow Falls Camping (Camping in tents or trailers we will have day rides leaving from campground 11:00am Sat & Sun for those who do not wish to camp)

Aug 21-22: Dual Approved Congress Show – Claresholm, AB – 7:30am

Aug 25: Meeting at Spruce Meadows riding hall – 7:30pm

Aug 26-30: YaHa (We are going Thurs. – Mon but you can go as long or short as you wish, as there will be rides going out every day)

Sep 8-12: Spruce Meadows Masters

Sep 24:            Meeting at Spruce Meadows riding hall – 7:30pm

Oct 27:            Meeting at Spruce Meadows riding hall – 7:30pm
Nov 24:            Meeting at Spruce Meadows riding hall – 7:30pm

*** A Poker Derby is also in the planning stage – more info to follow ***

~ Post submitted by Gina Howard

Your Executive

President Howard Maerz 403-932-8972
Vice President Pat Hyndman pat@rprappaloosa.com
Treasurer Sue Gatenby suegatenby@telus.net
Trail Director Shauna Wright swright972@hotmail.com
Parade Director Rej Gariepy rej@rprappaloosa.com
Internet Bobby Laidlaw rfl@shaw.ca
Promotion and Booth Donna Wyatt sdwyatt@telusplanet.net
Secretary Monique Plumb wmtj@telusplanet.net
Newsletter Gina Howard gina.howard@efirehose.net
Horseshows Doreen Hooker cranappy@platinum.ca
Marketing/Social Shauna Wright swright972@hotmail.com
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Extreme Cowboy Goes Appy

CALGARY REGIONAL APPALOOSA CLUB MAY 2010 REPORT

Extreme Cowboy Clinic

Rej Gariepy attended the Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Clinic March 19 to 21. He had a blast and came close to being invited to the Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up challenge except that his horse nicked the poles on the last jump which put him out of the running. Too bad because he had one of the fastest times. He wanted to share his experience with his friends so he put together his own Extreme Cowboy course in his arena at the GM Ranch for his annual Good Friday Fun Day.

We started off the day with a “Cattle penning- GM style,” but had to call it quits when the cows broke through the fence. But we did get Brother Bill and Shauna Wright as winners before the blowout.

We had a guest – Murray Dale who used to be a CTV news reporter make up a short video and post it on U-tube. Watch it here:

Extreme Cowboy Appaloosa

Extreme Cowboy Appaloosa

There was a really good turnout and there were lots of riders and ground crew and spectators, too. Everyone loved the course and the excitement and received the chance to try and rope a cow. Some succeeded, but then didn’t know what to do with it when they got it! Both people and horses learned alot that day.

Congratulations to Murray Van Khoughnett for being the 2010 Extremely CRAC’ed Cowboy. We are never going to be able to live this down and Murray won’t let any of us forget that he is the “Extreme” One!

– Pat Hyndman, pat@rprappaloosa.com

University of Calgary Vet School Tour

Pat Hyndman

On March 24 the CRAC Club was able to take a tour of the U of C Vet School. We met at the School at 6:45 and we were fortunate to have Sven Pohl, whose parents, Caroll and Jurgen are members of CRAC, be our tour guide along with one of his instructors. It was very interesting and we had 15 members attend. Thank you Karl Hueneburg, for arranging this.

Airdrie Parade – July 1st

Get yourselves and your horses parade ready for the Airdrie Parade on the 1st of July and the Calgary Stampede the following week. Contact Rej Gariepy rej@rprappaloosa.com for info.

Stampede Parade – July 9th

If you participate in the Airdrie Parade, or if you and your horse have done parades before you can join us for the Calgary Stampede on July 9th. Contact Rej Gariepy rej@rprappaloosa.com for info.

Appaloosa Show – Claresholm

News from the Congress Show Committee:

Plans for the Congress show in Claresholm August 21 & 22 are coming right along. All four judges have been hired; the CRAC will pay for the two from Ontario (Jim Muir and Barb Hughes) and AHAA pays for the other two. I have applied for a grant for the show, but will not hear whether we are approved for the grant for another month or so.

A new class has been added to the Cattle events: a “Rein/Box class”, which is a Cowhorse class in which the exhibitor only boxes the cow at the end of the arena (plus the “dry” or reining portion), but does not take the cow down the fence. This will be an all-breed class, and we should be able to keep the entry fee down as it will require only one judge.

Also, we still need some volunteers for the show for various positions. If you can put in a day or half a day in Claresholm, please let me (Doreen Hooker (403)646-3023 cranappy@platinum.ca) or Monique know. Thanks.

2010 Trail/Events Calendar

Call Shauna Wright, swright972@hotmail.com, for further information

May 24: Mesa Butte (day ride) please note this is the Holiday Monday|

June 6 : Saddle Sorting(no trail ride)

June 12-15: The Gap

June 20: Horse Show and Buckle Penning (no trail ride)

June 26 &27: TBA

July 1: Airdrie Parade

July 8&9: Stampede Parade

July 17&18: TBA

July 23: TBA

July31/Aug1: Pack Trip to Wildhorse (Pack out from Cobble Flats, camp in tents, pack home on Sunday)

Aug 7&8: TBA

Aug 13-15: Elbow Falls Camping (Camping in tents or trailers we will have day rides leaving from campground 11:00am Sat & Sun for those who do not wish to camp)

Aug 21&22: Horse Show

Aug 26-30: YaHa (We are going Thurs. – Mon but you can go as long or short as you wish, as there will be rides going out every day)

Your Executive

President Howard Maerz 403-932-8972
Vice President Pat Hyndman pat@rprappaloosa.com
Treasurer Sue Gatenby suegatenby@telus.net
Trail Director Shauna Wright swright972@hotmail.com
Parade Director Rej Gariepy rej@rprappaloosa.com
Internet Bobby Laidlaw rfl@shaw.ca
Promotion and Booth Donna Wyatt sdwyatt@telusplanet.net
Secretary Monique Plumb wmtj@telusplanet.net
Newsletter Gina Howard gina.howard@shaw.ca
Horseshows Doreen Hooker cranappy@platinum.ca
Marketing/Social Shauna Wright swright972@hotmail.com
Youth Open