Paint Horse World Championship Results

Paint Horse World Show

Paint Horses hit the world’s stage to face off for this year’s championship titles. More than $500,000 awarded in cash and prizes among 1,029 horses during 11-day show

Owners and exhibitors from 43 states, Canada, Australia, France and Mexico shared a common goal recently at the 2011 World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted by the American Paint Horse Association—to be named “champion.”

The show offered classes in a full range of disciplines, from halter to hunter under saddle, and showmanship to reining. This was the second phase of World Championship competition for the Association, featuring 235 classes. While the 178 World title classes are the backbone of the action, APHA also offers slot, Breeders’ Futurity, challenge and sweepstakes classes that offer cash payouts instead of a championship title. The total number of entries was 2,294.

Preliminary payout numbers indicate over $339,000 in cash was paid out to top exhibitors at the APHA World Show, including $116,761 in the Breeders’ Futurity; $110,250 in the slots; $78,300 in Challenge classes; and $19,020 in Sweepstakes payouts.

New classes
The largest group of classes added to the World Show was the Open and Amateur cattle and reining classes, which have been held during the summer installment of the show for the past several years. This change created a more uniform feel and timeline for our competitors, bringing them into the fold with the other Open and Amateur events.

APHA also teamed with other organizations within the industry to offer several opportunities for exhibitors to earn incentive money while in the show ring. Eight Southern Belle Breeders’ classes added $500 each, along with jackpotted entry fees; and two National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Stallion Incentive Fund classes paid out $1,250 each plus jackpotted entry fees. Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences was added as a World Championship class. A Limited Division was offered within each slot class. Meanwhile, the Breeders’ Futurity added six performance classes for 2-year-olds in the program. Appropriate classes were approved by NSBA and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA).

High-Point & All-Around Winners
The Association recognized All-Around titlists in the Amateur and Novice Amateur division on Tuesday, November 8 with a special ceremony at the conclusion of Amateur competition.
· All-Around Classic Amateur (19-44)
Chelsea Bain of Scottsdale, Arizona
showing Sensational Blonde: 9-year-old sorrel overo mare (Breeders’ Trust nominated)
· Reserve All-Around Classic Amateur (19-44)
Maggie Griffin of Tomball, Texas
showing Gallant Zippo: 4-year-old chestnut overo gelding (Breeders’ Trust nominated)
· All-Around Masters Amateur (45 & over)
Coleen Bull of Reed City, Michigan
showing Timeless Assets: 6-year-old bay overo gelding (Breeders’ Trust nominated)
· Reserve All-Around Masters Amateur (45 & over)
Sid Karr of Aubrey, Texas
showing Dont Rock My World: 11-year-old sorrel overo gelding
· All-Around Novice Amateur
Kristen Shaw of Oregon City, Oregon
showing Too Hot To: 8-year-old sorrel overo gelding (Breeders’ Trust nominated)
· Reserve All-Around Novice Amateur
Erica Miller of Troy, Ohio
showing Pines Royalty: 10-year-old chestnut overo gelding
· Non-Pro Versatility Challenge Champion
Maggie Griffin of Tomball, Texas
showing Gallant Zippo: 4-year-old chestnut overo gelding (Breeders’ Trust nominated)

Overall awards were presented for the Open division with a ceremony on Saturday, November 12. APHA corporate sponsor Hart Trailers presented ownership of a beautiful 3-horse slant trailer to the All-Around Open Horse.
· All-Around Open Horse + Super Gelding + High-Point English Horse
Roses And Chocolate: 8-year-old sorrel overo gelding (enrolled in Breeders’ Trust)
Owned by Bret Sanders of Mansfield, Texas
· Reserve All-Around Open Horse
Ill Be Sensational: 7-year-old red roan overo gelding (Breeders’ Trust nominated)
Owned by Leroy Poignant of Pilot Point, Texas
· High-Point Western Horse + Oscar Crigler Cattle Award
Gay Bar Drummer: 11-year-old dun tobiano stallion (enrolled in Breeders’ Trust)
Owned by Joni Voloshin of Craig, Colorado
· Reserve Western Horse + Reserve Oscar Crigler Cattle Award + Reserve Super Gelding
Dreamers Knight: 5-year-old sorrel tovero gelding
Owned by J.O. & Janie Haley of La Vernia, Texas
· Reserve High-Point English
Hes Worth The Gamble: 5-year-old brown overo gelding
Owned by Jennifer Schexnayder of New Roads, Louisiana
· High-Point Exhibitor
Ryan Painter of Pilot Point, Texas
· Reserve High-Point Exhibitor
Jack Wright of Penrose, Colorado

Breeders’ Trust Select Sale
The APHA Breeders’ Trust Select Sale presented by Markel Insurance was held Saturday, November 5 and offered Paint enthusiasts the perfect place to find a great horse. A total of 44 horses were consigned to the sale with JUST SAY JOSE coming out as the top-selling horse of the day, bringing former owner, Calvin Emig, $10,500.

A Yearling Sale Stakes session was added this year with 20 yearlings consigned. Yearlings selling in this session are now eligible to show in the 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Sale Stakes class at the 2012 World Show. APHA will guarantee $2,500 in added money, and will match private sponsorships up to an additional $5,000 for a grand total of $12,500! The minimum payout is currently estimated at $19,300.

Social events
Although everyone was on hand to show their horses, not all of the action took place inside the arena. Exhibitors were treated to complimentary food and beverages at the Amateur Welcome Reception sponsored by Ron & JoAnna Shelly on November 2. World Show Sponsor eyeD Equine Identification hosted two socials in preparation for the Breeders’ Trust Sale, plus two horsemanship clinics conducted by “Road to the Horse” Champion Richard Winters toward the end of the show. Julie Marweg and Gillespie Show Horses hosted dinner for all on November 9 to promote Living Large. Championship dog races proved popular once again as well, as did shopping dozens of vendors in the Colors of the Season gift show.

Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club News

SUBMITTED BY SPHC PRESIDENT NICOLE GAUTHIER

The Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club finishes the chapter on another highly successful year! Well winter is upon us and bring on the fuzzy hair coats!!! I hope everyone is geared up to have a great holiday season.

The SPHC would like to thank everyone who helped out this year to make our 2011 events a great success!! This includes all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants and members. We just finished up with agribition events and a huge thank you to everyone involved with setting up the booth, running the booth, taking care of the filly, selling tickets and tearing down the booth. You guys did a great job again this year.

Congratulations to Kelsey Bouchard from McLean, SK for winning this years agribition raffle filly. This filly is a 2010 buckskin overo named NSP Rich Brown Sugar aka “Sweets”. She drew a lot of attention at agribition with her big blue eyes. This was my first “agribition experience” and it was great visiting with all the kids and telling them all about Paint Horses and our club. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported the club.

We have four young ladies who made the PAC leaders list in several events this year. Congratulations to Audra Cooper and Clayboys Sassy Girl winning the high point SPHC PAC award for 2011. The other three who did very well this year included Taylor Gardner and Mr Sylvester placing reserve high point, Samantha Boxall and A Classic Duramax placing third, Taylor Gardner and The Best Man placing fourth and Britanny Campbell with Laces Medicine placing fifth. Great job ladies.

The SPHC annual meeting is booked for January 21st at Peter D’s in Saskatoon. #2-1301 8th Street East. AGM starts at 2:30pm and all members are welcome to join us for the 2011 review. For all 2011 and earlier members we have a couple of board vacancies if you are interested in joining the board of directors you are welcome to join us at the meeting to gather more information or submit your nominations. If you are not a member but are interested in meeting board members and learning more about the club this is a great opportunity. We plan to stay after the AGM for the PAC award presentation and supper. Please RSVP to President Nicole Gauthier olimpicool@hotmail.com or phone 306-467-7410 if you plan to attend.

Calling all youth!! The Saskatchewan Youth Paint Horse Club is planning to meet after the AGM and would love to see you out to learn more about what the club plans are for 2012 and how you can join in on the fun. If you are interested please feel free to join us.

As you may already be aware, Saskatoon Prairieland Park is hosting the 2012 Equine Expo for the first time February 17 19, 2012. This will be an excellent learning event for horse enthusiasts of all kinds as it brings many aspects of horse care/training/trends/fashion/etc to the table. The SPHC plans to have a booth set up the entire weekend to help promote our club, provide membership information and forms, and also present the newly formed Saskatchewan Junior Paint Horse Club, the SjPHC!

Within the schedule for the weekend, there will be a parade of breeds Saturday night around 7pm. The SPHC would like to take part in this demo to accentuate the versatility and beauty of our American Paint Horses. We are currently looking for 3 registered APHA horses to take part in the breed demo. We ask that you send us your “application” by answering the questions that are listed below, along with an attached photo of your registered paint horse. We only ask that you agree to purchase (or renew) a 2012 SPHC membership and to cover the cost for stalling your horse at the facility ($20 for a box stall for the entire weekend; does not include shavings. You can either bring your own or buy bags of shavings from Prairieland).

Selections will be based on versatility, conformation, color (with an exception to one solid paint bred that will be selected), and the overall presence the horse may offer. It is absolutely necessary that these horses be broke and in the right mind set to handle large crowds, loud/abrupt noises, speakers, carts, the indoor arena, etc.

1) APHA Registered Name

2) Owner name

3) Handler name

4) Age of Horse

5) Discipline

6) Why do you feel your horse best demonstrates the American Paint Horse Breed?

7) What kind of experiences has your horse (and yourself) had?

8) Attached picture(s) of horse that clearly demonstrates conformation and color.

**Please note that although we would like to showcase the color aspect of our breed, we are also looking for a Solid Paint Bred to join in on the demo!

It is our goal to show that our horses are capable of being successful in any situation or performance event; companionship, reining, working cow horse, ranch work, hunters, jumpers, western pleasure and all-around show, halter, leisure, and for sheer enjoyment!! Please help support this goal and your Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club.

Thank you, and look forward to hearing from you! Please forward submissions to Stephanie McMillan at macky12_2007@hotmail.com. Submission deadline is January 1st, 2012.

Please mark May 19-20, 2012 on your calendars. This is the date for the Lloydminster Spring Show and we are looking forward to a fun and exciting show. There will be youth activities and jackpots available. Please keep checking the website for updates.

On behalf of the SPHC board of directors we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays. God Bless!!Rich Text AreaToolbarBold (Ctrl + B)Italic (Ctrl + I)Strikethrough (Alt + Shift + D)Unordered list (Alt + Shift + U)Ordered list (Alt + Shift + O)Blockquote (Alt + Shift + Q)Align Left (Alt + Shift + L)Align Center (Alt + Shift + C)Align Right (Alt + Shift + R)Insert/edit link (Alt + Shift + A)Unlink (Alt + Shift + S)Insert More Tag (Alt + Shift + T)Proofread WritingToggle fullscreen mode (Alt + Shift + G)Show/Hide Kitchen Sink (Alt + Shift + Z)Insert Poll
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SUBMITTED BY SPHC PRESIDENT NICOLE GAUTHIER

Congratulations to Kelsey Bouchard from McLean, SK, for winning this years agribition raffle filly- NSP Rich Brown Sugar aka “Sweets” !The Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club finishes the chapter on another highly successful year! Well winter is upon us and bring on the fuzzy hair coats!!! I hope everyone is geared up to have a great holiday season.
The SPHC would like to thank everyone who helped out this year to make our 2011 events a great success!! This includes all of our sponsors, volunteers, participants and members. We just finished up with agribition events and a huge thank you to everyone involved with setting up the booth, running the booth, taking care of the filly, selling tickets and tearing down the booth. You guys did a great job again this year.
Congratulations to Kelsey Bouchard from McLean, SK for winning this years agribition raffle filly. This filly is a 2010 buckskin overo named NSP Rich Brown Sugar aka “Sweets”. She drew a lot of attention at agribition with her big blue eyes. This was my first “agribition experience” and it was great visiting with all the kids and telling them all about Paint Horses and our club. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and supported the club.
We have four young ladies who made the PAC leaders list in several events this year. Congratulations to Audra Cooper and Clayboys Sassy Girl winning the high point SPHC PAC award for 2011. The other three who did very well this year included Taylor Gardner and Mr Sylvester placing reserve high point, Samantha Boxall and A Classic Duramax placing third, Taylor Gardner and The Best Man placing fourth and Britanny Campbell with Laces Medicine placing fifth. Great job ladies.
The SPHC annual meeting is booked for January 21st at Peter D’s in Saskatoon. #2-1301 8th Street East. AGM starts at 2:30pm and all members are welcome to join us for the 2011 review. For all 2011 and earlier members we have a couple of board vacancies if you are interested in joining the board of directors you are welcome to join us at the meeting to gather more information or submit your nominations. If you are not a member but are interested in meeting board members and learning more about the club this is a great opportunity. We plan to stay after the AGM for the PAC award presentation and supper. Please RSVP to President Nicole Gauthier olimpicool@hotmail.com or phone 306-467-7410 if you plan to attend.
Calling all youth!! The Saskatchewan Youth Paint Horse Club is planning to meet after the AGM and would love to see you out to learn more about what the club plans are for 2012 and how you can join in on the fun. If you are interested please feel free to join us.
As you may already be aware, Saskatoon Prairieland Park is hosting the 2012 Equine Expo for the first time February 17 19, 2012. This will be an excellent learning event for horse enthusiasts of all kinds as it brings many aspects of horse care/training/trends/fashion/etc to the table. The SPHC plans to have a booth set up the entire weekend to help promote our club, provide membership information and forms, and also present the newly formed Saskatchewan Junior Paint Horse Club, the SjPHC!
Within the schedule for the weekend, there will be a parade of breeds Saturday night around 7pm. The SPHC would like to take part in this demo to accentuate the versatility and beauty of our American Paint Horses. We are currently looking for 3 registered APHA horses to take part in the breed demo. We ask that you send us your “application” by answering the questions that are listed below, along with an attached photo of your registered paint horse. We only ask that you agree to purchase (or renew) a 2012 SPHC membership and to cover the cost for stalling your horse at the facility ($20 for a box stall for the entire weekend; does not include shavings. You can either bring your own or buy bags of shavings from Prairieland).
Selections will be based on versatility, conformation, color (with an exception to one solid paint bred that will be selected), and the overall presence the horse may offer. It is absolutely necessary that these horses be broke and in the right mind set to handle large crowds, loud/abrupt noises, speakers, carts, the indoor arena, etc.
1) APHA Registered Name
2) Owner name
3) Handler name
4) Age of Horse
5) Discipline
6) Why do you feel your horse best demonstrates the American Paint Horse Breed?
7) What kind of experiences has your horse (and yourself) had?
8) Attached picture(s) of horse that clearly demonstrates conformation and color.
**Please note that although we would like to showcase the color aspect of our breed, we are also looking for a Solid Paint Bred to join in on the demo!
It is our goal to show that our horses are capable of being successful in any situation or performance event; companionship, reining, working cow horse, ranch work, hunters, jumpers, western pleasure and all-around show, halter, leisure, and for sheer enjoyment!! Please help support this goal and your Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club.
Thank you, and look forward to hearing from you! Please forward submissions to Stephanie McMillan at macky12_2007@hotmail.com. Submission deadline is January 1st, 2012.
Please mark May 19-20, 2012 on your calendars. This is the date for the Lloydminster Spring Show and we are looking forward to a fun and exciting show. There will be youth activities and jackpots available. Please keep checking the website for updates.
On behalf of the SPHC board of directors we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays. God Bless!!
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Gearing up for World Show

2011 APHA World Championship Show

Visitors to the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Open/Amateur World Championship Paint Horse Show on November 2-12, 2011, will be treated to a showcase of colorful horses and riders. Featuring nearly a thousand horses, the World Show will take place at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and encompass 235 classes and name 178 World Champion titles in world-class equine competition.

The APHA World Championship Show features talented American Paint Horses as well as Paint Horse breeders, owners and exhibitors from around the world.

Open and Amateur competitors will be the focus of this show, in addition to the big payout classes such as the Slot, Breeders’ Futurity, Challenge and Sweepstakes classes. Over $500,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the 11-day competition to top finishers in a full array of classes and disciplines.

It’s not too late to enter your American Paint Horse in the World Show. Entries are accepted until 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the class being held. Visit http://oawcs.apha.com for a complete daily schedule, entry forms, rules and to view current class entries.

Challenge Classes

Four of the Challenge classes feature Paint Horses who are making their name known early in their careers. Many talented 3-year-olds will compete in hunter under saddle, Western pleasure, reining and cutting for money and bragging rights. APHA adds $5,000 to each Challenge class. For a complete class schedule, visit http://oawcs.apha.com.

The Non-Pro Versatility Challenge is a class designed to showcase the versatility and athletic nature of the American Paint Horse and their riders. Each horse-and-rider team will compete in four events—hunter under saddle, Western pleasure, reining and barrel racing—with $2,500 added by the APHA.

Bridleless Western Pleasure

The Bridleless Western Pleasure is unique in that the horses are required to not wear a bridle to control the horse. Only a small leather strap around the horse’s neck is permitted, therefore showing the horse’s natural movement without direction from the rider’s hands. This class is scheduled as the final class on Saturday, November 12, in the John Justin Arena.

Breeders’ Trust Select Sale

On Saturday, November 5, the Breeders’ Trust Select Sale will offer over 40 Paint Horses enrolled in the APHA Breeders’ Trust program to be sold through a live auction in the John Justin West Sale Arena. The showcase preview will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the John Justin Arena, and the sale begins at 2:00 p.m. The Breeders’ Trust Select Sale catalog is online at http://oawcs.apha.com/sale to preview the horses available. If you plan to attend the sale, be sure to come for the Preview Party sponsored by eyeD on Friday, November 4, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. in Cattle Barn 4.

Special Events

During the show, the APHA “On The Road” satellite program will be near the APHA Information Booth located in the John Justin hallway from 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. to conduct business such as registrations, transfers, subscriptions and memberships. To find out what paperwork is needed, contact the APHA Registration Department at (817) 222-6423.

The American Paint Horse Foundation will host a Therapeutic Riding Demonstration on Saturday, November 12, in the John Justin Arena. This inspirational presentation demonstrates how equine therapy helps people rehabilitate, improve balance, coordination and confidence through the interaction with horses.

The tongue-in-cheek “world championship” dog races have become a huge hit with the World Show fans. The number of entries grow each year. Come watch the hilarious introductions, the antics of the dogs and cheer for your favorite. This year they are scheduled for November 7 and 11. Check the schedule of events for times.

Two free horsemanship clinics will be held in the John Justin Arena on November 10 from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., and on November 11 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. featuring NRCHA professional and “Road To The Horse” Champion, Richard Winters. Join us as he shares his in-depth knowledge and take-home practical skills to improve communication and body control with any horse. Clinics are sponsored by eyeD Equine Identification Technology.

On November 11, Veterans Day, the show will take time to honor the servicemen and woman and their families during a special presentation and Color Guard salute in the John Justin Arena.

Visit the APHA World Championship Show website

Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club Report

SUBMITTED BY: SPHC PRESIDENT NICOLE GAUTHIER

Sask Paint Horse Club Raffle Horse

The SPHC agribition raffle horse, NSP Rich Brown Sugar aka “Sweets”, a buckskin overo yearling filly offered by La Plaine Quarter Horses and Paints.

Well yet another show season has wrapped up and although we had a rough start with the EHV-1 scare we finished off with a bang. I want to thank everyone who supported our club and our fall show in Saskatoon we had a great show and it was great to see some new faces and a great group of weanlings out. Congratulations to our futurity winners:

Jr. Hunter Under Saddle
1. PP Diamonds R Anasset – Mindy Kallay
2. Livin Big – Caylee Webb
3. PP Dressed N Black – Hayley Butz
Yearling Trail In Hand
1. Luckdiamonddandandy – Diana Nordal
2. Zippin By With Charm – Chris, Loni, Michelle Larsen
3. LP Deluxeinvitation – Henry and Nicole Gauthier
Yearling Longeline
1. Plenty of Pretty – Stephanie McMillan
2. Zippin By With Charm – Chris, Loni, Michelle Larsen
3. LP Deluxeinvitation – Henry and Nicole Gauthier
Yearling Triathalon Halter Class:
1. PP Dark N Desirable -Ron Gutek & Cathy Schryvers
2. Plenty Of Pretty – Stephanie McMillan
3. Zippin By With Charm – Chris, Michelle, Loni Larsen
Yearling Triathalon winner:
1. Zippin By With Charm – Chris, Michelle, Loni Larsen
2yr Old Western Pleasure:
1. Chips Tommy Boy – Jennifer Olsen
2. PP Blackasnight I Am – Mary-Ann Tourangeau
3. Ima Hot Party Girl – Rafter P Quarter Horse Ranch
Non-Pro Western Pleasure:
1. A Shady Investment – Melissa Miner
2. PRR Time For Scotch – Laura Martin
3. Dolly Sue Clue – Ronni Nordal
Jr. Western Pleasure:
1. Checkmate In Color – Teresa Cook
2. A Private Invitation – Connie Webb
Open Weanlings:
1. TF Heza Par T Tramp – Caroline Tester
2. TD Clue – Terri Carothers
3. Whatta Shady Finale – Melissa Miner
Weanling Mare Stake:
1. Classically Designed – Trena Badinski
2. Barlink Classy Star – Charlotte Carstens
3. LP Silent Chip – Henry and Nicole Gauthier
Weanling Stallion Stake:
1. TF Heza Par T Tramp – Caroline Tester
2. TD Clue – Terri Carothers
3. Keepin With Classic – Trena Badinski
Yearling Halter Geldings/Stallions:
1. Z1 Supreme N Ideal – Mark Atchison
2. PP Heza Dirty Chip – Cathy Schryvers & Ron Gutek
3. Chips for Whiskey – Kathy Donnelly
Yearling Halter Mares:
1. Z1 Sienna Supreme – Mark Atchison
2. Zippin By With Charm – Chris, Loni, Michelle Larsen
High Point Award Winners:
NOVICE YOUTH: MR SYLVESTER – Taylor Gardner
YOUTH 13 AND UNDER: ZIPT N BRONZE – Hayley Butz
YOUTH 14 – 18: MR SYLVESTER – Taylor Gardner
YOUTH WALK TROT: CLASSICALLY CLAYMADE – Tyson Gauthier
NOVICE AMATEUR: SAQ TWIST ZIP LEO – Stephanie McMillan
AMATEUR: PP DIAMONDSR ANASSET – Mindy Kallay
AMATEUR WALK TROT: THE BEST MAN – Lorraine Beaudette
JUNIOR HORSE: PP DRESSED N BLACK – Hayley Butz
SENIOR HORSE: SILENT SAMS PRIDE – Diana Nordal
SOLID PAINT BRED OPEN HORSE: PLENTY OF PRETTY – Stephanie McMillan
SOLID PAINT BRED YOUTH HORSE: A CLASSIC DURAMAX – Samantha Boxall
HALTER CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: Z1 SUPREME N IDEAL – Mark & Lynsay Atchison

I would like to thank all of our cash sponsors Airdrie Trailer Sales Ltd., Frontier Spay and Neuter Veterinary Clinic, Soilutions Ag Limited, Norsask Vet Group, Sasktel, Hyde Show Horses, Southend Tail Extensions, Sakakweyan Paints, Chaotic Cowgirl Western Wear, Chris and Michelle Larsen, R&D Auto Clinic, USHU Farrier Supply, Bazentine Equine Therapy, Win-Huyhn Ranch, Greg Gavelin, Lakeland Veterinary Services, Carpet Superstore, Pretty Valley Ranch, Nordal Farms, Cowtown, Hillview Paints and Quarter Horses, IRC Rehab, Gary Nett Contracting, and Prairie Solutions and Harke’s Performance Horses. Thank you so much for your support and helping make our fall show a success. I would also like to thank our volunteers, gate workers, ring stewards, trail setters, show secretary, show manager and everyone who helped out at the show. You were wonderful.

The inaugural meeting of the Sask Junior Paint Horse Club was held on Friday, September 9, 2011 prior to the Harvest of Colours show with about 12 youth from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta in attendance. The youth talked about forming a club in Saskatchewan in order to take more advantage of all that APHA has to offer, to potentially organize trail rides and clinics and to have fun as a group. They made decisions on the name of the club and elected an executive. Congratulations to new president Taylor Gardner; Secretary/Treasurer Melissa Miner and Reporter Audra Cooper. All members who purchase a $10.00 membership in 2011 receive a special Dana’s Doodles as a founding member.

Youth ended the evening with a Blast as they took turns at the Paint Pinata. Other Youth activities at the Fall show included a Scavenger Hunt on Saturday and the Western Pleasure Champagne Calcutta. Thanks to all those who purchased teams in support of the Youth club and to the riders who competed in this first ever class! Youth Advisors Lorraine Beaudette and Stephanie McMillan aided the members with their activities and along with (other Advisor) Tammie Cooper look forward to carrying out more exciting activities with the Youth. The youth had a blast at the show with a scavenger hunt won by Brittany Campbell and second place was Hayley Butz. The youth Callcutta competition was won by Shelby Mikolajczyk.

We would also like to remind the youth that the APHA photo contest submissions must be in by November 1st. Good luck everyone.

SPHC has chosen the agribition raffle horse. NSP Rich Brown Sugar aka “Sweets” is a dark buckskin overo yearling filly offered by La Plaine Quarter Horses and Paints. This filly is super sweet with a dappled buckskin body, bald face and three white socks. Tickets will be available shortly and you can purchase from any SPHC director or come on down to Agribition and purchase your tickets there.

Please stay tuned to the website for more information.
www.saskpainthorseclub.com

An Injury

Walking across the frosty 4:00 a.m. yard with a scarf wrapped around my head, tall rubber boots and a raincoat over a housecoat, over a t-shirt I wore to bed only a few hours before, makes me feel more than a little like Oma heading to the dairy barn. Quite likely I may appear as an apparition of her too, but that may be beside the point.

It isn’t a barnful of restless, udder-bursting Holsteins calling my attention, but a lone Paint gelding. You see, our beloved Blue sustained an eye injury 10 days ago, landing him here in this large animal clinic  . . .

. . . and, resulting in his current conundrum – stall rest, lavage in eye, and an every 4-hours med schedule. It feels a little bit like having a baby again, where the 4:00 a.m. call is only slightly more palatable than the midnight awakening. But, as a fellow 4-H Dad said to me at our inaugural club meeting last night, “You look after him! We can’t lose Blue!”

Absolutely. We cannot lose Blue. For I can’t imagine our life without him, and therefore, between Teenager and I, we haven’t missed a 4-hour call.

Thanks to the excellent team of veterinary angels at Moore Equine, and his own affable attitude, he’s responding well to treatment, and set to go for an early morning (wait, it is early morning) check-up in just a few hours.

I’ll keep you posted.

A Tribute to Jerry Ridennoure

Thanks to Barb Bowerback for reaching out to send in this lovely tribute to B.C. horseman, Jerry Ridennoure. Writes Barb, “I, and many others in Northern B.C. would like to pay tribute to Jerry, he was a great man and made a major contribution to the horse world in Northern B.C., and in particular introduced the north here to Paints, with his good quality horses.”

Jerry Lynn Ridennoure and Cowboy Bandit. Photo by Haide.

Jerry Lynn Ridennoure

November 24, 1939 – July 17, 2011

Northern B.C. lost well respected horseman, Paint Horse supporter and breeder, Jerry Lynn Ridennoure in July of this year to cancer. Since 1982, he bred, promoted and helped to educate equine enthusiasts on the Paint Horse breed. In 1986, he took that passion north to Canada to fulfill a lifelong dream by settling with his wife Jan, in Smithers, British Columbia. There they operated Ridennoure Paint Horses, standing two stallions and most notably created a dynasty of ranch, pleasure and performing Paints in Northern B.C. from their herd sire Cowboy Bandit – son of APHA champions Cowboy Bar and Silly Illusion and grandson of Supreme Champions Cowboy Ranger and Silly Filly. Jerry also was an avid supporter of local 4-H, The Bulkley Valley Exhibition, B.C. Paint Horse Club, Three-in-One Open Breed Show, Northern Saddle Club, Back Country Horseman and the Pleasant Valley Horse Association to name a few. Jerry and wife Jan owned and operated a custom blind business as well as bred, trained and sold Paint Horses, Australian shepherds and Katahdin sheep.

Jerry was born in La Junta, Colorado to rancher Lawrence “Cuddle” Culbertson and Etha Lynn (Taylor) Ridennoure. He was the youngest of eight children and no stranger to the back of a horse since he was 4-years-old. As an adult, Jerry farmed and ranched in the local area including Kim and Timpas, Colorado, raising some good Quarter Horses along the way. In 1982, he made the move to breed Paint Horses. At this time he invested in a young stallion, Skips Mr. Sunup, owning him from 1982-1986. When Jerry headed north, he sold the good stallion to Virgil Lawson who furthered the his successful show and breeding career, being sure to retain a few of his mares as a foundation for his breeding program.

Jerry is survived by his current wife,  Janice (Hendrickson) Ridennoure, sons Jake (Naiomi) Carroll of Smithers, Jamison Carroll of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Faron Jay Ridennoure of Los Angeles, California, Cody (Tammy) Ridennoure of Rocky Ford, Colorado, sisters Lois (Fred) Freidenberger of La Junta, Colorado, and Ruby Marshall of Pahnert Park, California. Grandchildren include Codi Golder, Austin Carroll, Jamie Carroll, Ashton Poitras, Courtney Carroll, Rae Lee Carroll, Kelsey Ridennoure and Colby Ridennoure.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother’s Larry, Ben and Ted, sister’s Betty Jo Hart and Pat Bataglia.

Jerry was most proud of his grandchildren and his horses. He touched many lives and will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Saskatchewan Paint Horse News

August, sweet August! Finally the sun and heat have come. Been another interesting summer, never a dull or dry moment till the past couple of weeks.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer with your horses.  I hear our members are burning up the open horse show ring, and a few did very well at the Olds Paint Horse Show.

Congratulations go out to Taylor Gardner and Mr. Sylvester for winning Novice youth, Diana Nordal and Silent Sams Pride for winning Novice youth 14-18, Stephanie McMillian and SAQ Twist Zip Leo for winning Novice Amateur, and a huge congratulations to Kaitlyn Fehr and LPA Free Image for winning Solid Paint Bred horse.  Kaitlyn is a new member to our club and this was her first breed show. Other good news from our youth contingent Diana Nordal and  Silent Sams Pride  have added reining to their class list and now have points in reining after the Drayton show. As I am writing this I know everyone is packing for  Zone 10 show Aug 4 – 7 SPHC will have a good contingent of exhibitors and from what I hear, there will be a “Saskatchewan Alley”. Then some of our Paint Youth will be heading to Moose Jaw for the Youth Equestrian Tournament on August 11 to 14.  We again will be having a hi Point Paint award at the YET show and hope lots of our youth come out and Colour the ring. Good Luck all at both shows! we will have your results in the next newsletter.

The Harvest of Colors show is fast approaching and after missing our Spring show and we  are looking forward to hosting and attending our fall show.  This years show will be September 9, 10 & 11, 2011 at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon. The master entries, stall forms  and futurity forms are now up at www.saskpainthorseclub.com/saskatoonshowforms.htm and need to be in by Sept. 1. There will be added money to futurities and an exhibitors draw for a new video camera!  As well as the solid Paint incentives up to four $50 gift certificates towards show fees.  So do not leave that lovely solid at home.  Our plans for our youth club were put on hold till the fall so, but that only gave us more time to make things bigger and better.  Check out the Youth Page at www.saskpainthorseclub.com/youth.htm for information on the Champagne Western Pleasure Calcutta, Scavenger Hunt and Pony Piñata! With forming our new youth club we will also need a club logo, so get out your pencils and crayons out and design what you think the look of the Saskatchewan Junior Paint Horse Club should be. Bring your designs to the Harvest of Colours show for everyone to see and the winning logo will be picked at the show.  The youth club will also be holding a Silent Auction fundraiser at the Harvest of Colours Show, any and all items will be welcomed on the table. Please let us know if you can contribute to this fundraising event or just bring your items to the Youth Meeting on Friday night.

SPHC members should put their thinking caps on – directors have been brainstorming trying to figure out what our members are looking for from the club.  Are they looking for a fun trail ride; a clinic; a judging clinic or are we already providing what they need.  Feedback is always appreciated, feel free to contact any of our directors.

Its that time of year again! We are actively seeking candidates for the 2011 Agribition Foal and/or Yearling Raffle Filly/Colt! If you have a colored APHA registered baby and/or yearling you think would be a good candidate for SPHC to purchase for the Agribition Raffle this year, please send us an email and attach current photos and information!

Well that’s it for now, keep enjoying summer and those lovely Paint Horses of yours.

Tammie Cooper

Vice President SPHC

SPHC Youth Director

Big West Paint Horse Show

SUBMITTED BY TYLER BENNETT

Drayton Valley Paint Horse Show July 2011

This is Lisa and Steve Scheistal Winners from the yearling lunge line stake.

I went up to Drayton Valley on Saturday to watch the Big West Paint Show, and it was easy to notice that there were a pile more horses than there were the previous weekend in Drayton Valley. For the past two years I had been showing actively on the Alberta Paint Horse Club circuit, including a few out of province shows. I was able to hear the futurity winners and reserves both from seeing them firsthand and through word of mouth. When I was typing the high point awards had not been released so I was unable to put them in my Big West Paint Show result blog. However, I did hear of all the futurity / stake winners!

Yearling Lounge Line

Champion: Lisa Scheistal and Too Slow and Sleepy

Reserve champion: Steve Scheistal and Sudden Sign of Faith

Non Pro Versatility

Champion: Tommy Lee Loper and Shayley Beaton

Reserve Champion: PP Diamonds Are An Asset and Mindy Kallay

Hunter Under Saddle

Champion: In My Red High Heels and Chris Miller

Reserve Champion: Tommy Lee Loper and Shayley Beaton

Trail

Champion: Tommy Lee Loper and Deserie Armstrong

Western Pleasure:

Champion: Tommy Lee Loper and Shayley Beaton

Reserve Champion: Don’t Skip Lucy and Sherri Soppitt

Drayton Paint Horse Show July 2011

Longe line stake entries.

As I had said before I missed out on the high point winners, and if anyone knows of any please let me know and I will be sure to acknowledge them.

The next show that I will be posting results from will be the Wildrose Quarter Horse Show in Red Deer which starts on July 26 and goes until the 31.

Prairie Paint Horse News

SUBMITTED BY SPHC DIRECTOR, GWEN KINNEE

All of us on the Saskatchewan Paint Horse Association board would like to thank all of you who supported our decision to cancel our spring show due to it. It was a very difficult decision for us to make and we sure appreciated the support we received. It seems the horse community has had a rough go of it this season but rest assured thing are looking up!

Our fearless Youth leader, Tammie Cooper is going full steam ahead with the formation of our new Youth Club. Our first youth meeting will be held at the Saskatoon Fall Show. As you all know, every club needs a logo and we do not have one, so we are asking all the youth to design a club logo, bring it to Saskatoon show, there it will be judged and at the end of the show we will announce the winner and that design will become the logo for our Youth Club. Please feel free to submit as many designs as you want, the more the better!

Karen Kotylak of Northern Sensation Paints and Quarter Horses is very excited about her new additions and thought you might be as well, she asked me to share the following: “My great mare Serving Sister foaled a stunning sorrel filly by The Big Sensation. Our Zippos Sensation daughter had a gorgeous colt out of Artful Investment, a beautiful filly out of Honeys Country Girl by Hot Principles, A gorgeous buckskin filly by Double Up Investment out of Texas, who will be double registered and a dainty little bay filly out of my Hot Pretense mare and Sacred Bear. We have one to go by Artful investment and that completes our year.”

Well that’s all for now. Look forward to seeing you on the road this summer. Enjoy the sun shine (while it lasts).