Working for the Weekend

BY DARLENE TINGTVED

PHOTOS BY KIMBERLY DILLISTONE

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Rayel Kaczmar doing a great job of turning her cow on the fence with Eaton Some Cash.  This horse was raised by Chad and Linda Eaton and trained by Mandi Quam. They are a team that is hard to beat in the youth division.

On July 25 – 26, 2015, Hidden Meadows Ranch owner Deb Flegel, invited the Saskatchewan Reined Cow Horse Association to come play at the third show weekend of the summer. Deb is also a competitor in our association; she is a very versatile lady, showing both in the English discipline and Reined Cow Horse.

Deb also participated in a Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association show hosted by her neighbours, Lee and Joanne Ganzert, just two weeks prior to hosting her first SRCHA show. In an unfortunate turn of events, Deb broke her leg at this SCHA show.

Deb is a great lady with a multitude of friends. An army of 28 volunteers, which included friends and family, showed up to help and with Deb in the drivers seat of her speedy little golf cart, her first SRCHA show came off without a hitch. There were also 23 sponsors for this event. The SRCHA members would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who participated in this SRCHA show. Our thanks to Deb for being such a wonderful host and allowing us to play at her beautiful ranch.

As Deb put it, “71 entries, 156 cows, friends, families, spectators, officials, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, great weather, fearless competition, the utmost in horsemanship, awesome food, fabulous friends and much, much more made for a fantastic weekend for all at Hidden Meadows Ranch. Same time, same place next year!”

I could not have phrased it any better myself.

Rod Thiessen was our judge for the show and he was assisted by his capable scribe, Shelby Clemens. There were High Point and Reserve High Point awards for each division. The following are the winners for each class:

Limited Non-Pro Rider 

High Point – Bryan Birkett and Blue Freckles O Lena

Reserve – Evan Pierlot and Northern Royal Cat

Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Ron Farrow and Smokin Frizz

Reserve – Willie Thompson and Duchess Perfect Image

Open Bridle Horse

High Point – Taylor Douglas and Whiz n Chicalena

Reserve – Brenda Clemens and Majors Smoke Signal

Novice Horse

High Point – Taylor Douglas and Hang Ten Lil Pearl

Reserve – Taylor Douglas and Kat Me Lookin

Novice Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Rob Labrecque and This Guns Smokin

Reserve – Kelsie Boy and CD’s Captain Call

Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Horse

High Point – Dale Clearwater and Northern Kit Kat

Reserve – Willie Thompson and Smart Starlight Gypsy

Intermediate Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Doug Ebach and Shined N Dandee

Reserve – David Coates and Major’s Twisten Jack

3 Year Old Snaffle Bit Horse

High Point – Dale Clearwater and Very Harry Remedy

Reserve – Seth Abrahamson and PG Thunderstruck

10 – 13 Youth Rider

High Point – Rayel Kaczmar and Eaton Some Cash

Reserve – Emma Stafford and Drizzled With Gold

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Deb Flegel presents Emma Stafford and Drizzled With Gold with their 10-13 Youth Rider Reserve High Point award.

Emma and her little Appaloosa mare have been a tough pair of competitors this season. Emma has only been riding for about a year and a half. She found this pony for herself when Drizzled With Gold was just four. They are doing outstanding and having a pile of fun as well.

Deb was unable to show due to her injury, but she had the excitement of watching both her horses win High Point in their divisions. Taylor Douglas won High Point Open Bridle horse with her horse Whiz N Chickalena and Dale Clearwater took High Point Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Horse with Northern Kit Kat.

Dale Clearwater competes on Northern Kit Kat.

Dale Clearwater competes on Northern Kit Kat.

Hidden Meadows Ranch also hosted a fundraising steak supper on Saturday night to help out Deb and Keith Torgerson, as Deb Torgerson continues her battle to come join us next year when we all show up to play again next year.

I told Deb her place was just like the other famous meadows but better because she had cows. This was our last show before the SRCHA Tim Horton’s Futurity and Derby in Saskatoon August 28 – 30, 2015.

Thank you once again to Kimberley Dillistone and Dilli’s Photography for providing us with the great photos.

Hope everyone is having a great fall and that you will come join us next year when we start the season in May at Beaver Creek Ranch.