ISSN 1923 8177
July 13, 2014
Hope you are having a good summer!
The Fred Walter Memorial Speed Show was held July
4-6. See the photos at right.
The Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue held their Open
House and Tack Sale yesterday. See pour photos below.
Do you have an event coming up this summer? Please
send us your events. Send us additional information and we can promote
your show. Want even more exposure? We have very reasonable advertising
rates. Ask us how we can promote your event!
Anne Gage's column this issue is 6 Powerful Tips
for Regaining Your Confidence After a Fall From Your Horse.
If you have any stories you would
like in the next issue of ENN or know someone deserving of a feature
story please let us know. Send us your 2014 event dates as well!
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1st Annual Fred Walter Memorial Speed Show
accounts the 1st Annual Fred Walter Memorial Speed Show was a
success. It was held at the Niagara Regional Exhibition Grounds in
Welland from July 4-6.
During the show the new horse
show ring was dedicated to Fred Walter.
2015 date has been set for the
2nd annual Fred Walter Memorial Speed Show - July 3, 4 & 5 2015.
Thanks to TLV Photography for the photos below and Fiona Wiley for the photos below that.
2014 Post Racing
Incentive Program Kicks Off
Toronto, ON - The Ontario Quarter Horse Racing Industry
Development Program (QHRIDP) is pleased to announce the participating
industry associations for the 2014 Post Racing Incentive
following associations have entered into a sponsorship agreement with
QHRIDP to support the promotion, verification and administration of
this year's $20,000 Post Racing Bonus.
Mid Western Horseman's Society
Racing Incentive Program is designed to support the market for
Quarter Horses at the end of their racing career in Ontario by
encouraging people to purchase retired racehorses and use them in
associations host recognized events and those participants using
horses which have previously raced in Ontario Quarter Horse races
earn points and become eligible to receive a share of the $20,000
Post Racing Bonus. Currently the bonus is attached to performance and
participation in the speed events of barrel racing and pole bending.
information on events being hosted this year, eligibility
requirements and application forms, please contact the associations
listed above, visit the Quarter Horse section of the Ontario
Racing Commission website at www.ontarioracingcommission.ca or
the Program Coordinator by phone at 416-213-1800 or by email at email@example.com.
Quarter Horse Racing Industry Development Program is administered by
Ontario Horse Racing (OHR), a division of the Ontario Racing
OEF takes the reins of
Ontario Has Talent
The Ontario Equestrian
Federation is excited to announce that it will be taking the reins of
Ontario Has Talent, a grassroots program that has distributed close
to $50,000 to support youth Dressage riders.
"With the structure and
processes of the OEF, the Ontario Has Talent program will be able to
move from a single discipline, being Dressage, which it currently
supports, to expand its programs to other disciplines," says
Marc Nicols, vice-president of the OEF and one of the founding
directors of Ontario Has Talent. "The next group we are looking
to expand this model to is going to be the Eventers. In the future,
the program will be rolled out to all partnering disciplines that the
Ontario Has Talent was
started two years ago by two mothers, Gabriele Sutton and Nathalie
Lawson, who saw a need to support the up-and-coming young riders who
are the future of equestrian sport.
"The Ontario Has Talent
program fills a few deep gaps - a gap in education funding and in
youth talent identification and development. It helps those youth and
young riders who want to continue their educational career and riding
career in opening those pathways to achieve their goals," says
Nicols, who identified the need for Ontario Has Talent to expand its
program. He saw the Ontario Equestrian Federation as the natural
solution and it was overwhelmingly supported by the board of
directors of the OEF.
In 2014, Ontario Has Talent
will be providing more than $27,000 in support of North American
Junior and Young riders who have qualified and met selection
criteria. In addition, funding will also be provided to contributing
Coaches: Belinda Trussell, David Marcus, Tom Dvorak and Diane
Cheque presentations will be made in Kentucky during the
North American Junior & Young Rider Championships in July at a
special event to celebrate the amazing successes of these Ontario
For more information on the
OEF's Ontario Has Talent program, please contact Brandon Hall at
1-877-441-7112 x 30 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips - 6 Powerful Tips for Regaining Your Confidence After a Fall
From Your Horse
By Anne Gage
"your nerve" after a fall - even if you haven't been hurt -
is not uncommon in horse riding. Your mind is a powerful tool that
can work for you or against you. Much of what goes on in our minds
happens unconsciously. Here are some quick tips to help get you back
1) How you are feeling is
perfectly normal. Even if you haven't been injured, a fall from your
horse or a close call can cause mental trauma. Your brain is
programmed to make connections between places or situations and
potential danger to your safety. Hormones (adrenaline, noradrenaline
and cortisol) are automatically released that prepare you for flight
or fight by causing physical changes in your body - increased heart
rate, shallow breathing and tense muscles. This chain of physical and
emotional symptoms is triggered automatically and
2) Calm your mind with changing
your breathing. Changing your breathing is the fastest way to help
you to feel more calm and confident. It helps your mind to slow down
and relax. When you are in a relaxed state you're better able to see
things as they really are because you're not experiencing the
cluttered thinking caused by your emotions. You can do this before
you ride, while you are riding and anytime you recognize the first
symptom of fear. Take long, slow, deep breaths using your diaphragm.
Inhale through your nose, exhale through your mouth. Feel your belly
expand on the inhale and collapse on the exhale.
3) Release tension from your
body. Stiff muscles and joints not only affect your balance,
suppleness and confidence, it also affects your horse. Whenever you
are nervous, anxious or fearful, you will hold tension somewhere in
your body. It may be in your shoulders and neck, hips, arms, even
your toes. Pay attention to where tension creeps in. Then let it go
by breathing deeply and releasing on every exhale.
4) Change the pictures you see
in your mind. Visualization is a proven technique used successfully
by elite athletes to improve their skills and confidence. Your mind
can't tell the difference between a real or an imagined event. When
you mentally replay mistakes you've made or situations that you
imagine might happen, your mind believes you. Replace that negative
mental video that focuses on the possible catastrophic outcome with a
positive one that focuses on the outcome you want. Your mind believes
you either way.
5) Mind your self-talk. The
'audio' you play in your head has the same affect as the 'video'.
But, positive self talk is more than 'positive thinking'. Instead of
focusing on the problem and what isn't working, ask questions that
gets your brain looking for solutions.
6) Slowly expand your comfort
zone. Start and end your ride where you are most comfortable. Move
out of your comfort zone avoid gradually and notice your breathing,
tension and thoughts. If your stress increases to the point where you
can't manage any of these 3 areas, go back to your comfort zone until
you are calm again. As you repeat this process, over time the 'scary'
place will feel more comfortable.
these 6 tips may seem uncomfortable at first. But, the more you
practice them, the more natural they become. And the more your
confidence will grow.
The Bottom Line - The absolute best way to
build your confidence with horses and riding is by winning the mental
You can get
your Free Instant Access to my video training "The 3 Actions You
Can Take Now To Build Your Confidence with Horses & Riding"
when you visit http://www.AnneGage.com/webinar-replay.html
Brought to you by Anne Gage of
Confident Horsemanship ~ Putting you and your horse in good hands. http://www.annegage.com Article
Upper Canada Equestrian Association News
July12th and 13th - The Cactus, Cattle and Cowboy
weekend. July - 27th Dundas, swim ride, Chippewa conservation area
overnight or swim ride. More information to follow. Time?
August 23rd 24th - Club Ride - tentatively at
Drew's old place with overnight. Time?
August 3rd - 9th - Otter Creek
September 28th - Canal ride tentative 11am.
September 12, 13, 14 - Welland Fair.
October 19th - Colour ride in Shorthills
November 9th - French Fry ride - we will play
it by ear based on weather
Horse Search Team for those times when your best friend goes missing:
The Upper Canada
Equestrian Association is always seeking new members to help keep our
equestrian community strong and their voice heard. Visit www.uppercanadaequestrian.com for membership details. All are welcome.
You can also post on the UCEA Facebook wall.
Niagara Trails Committee News
For the next Niagara Trails Committee Meeting
email email@example.com . Meetings
are held at Birdie and Clinton Insurance 1789 Merritville Highway at
For more information contact:
President of Quad Niagara ATV Club
Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Open House and Tack Sale
The Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Open House and
Tack Sale was held yesterday, July 12. Lots of things were for sale
and there was a great turn out, all in aid of this great cause. For
more information on WHHR please visit their website or check
out their Facebook Page!
Bertie Willoughby Saddle Club News
If anyone has any pictures they
would like to share please email then to firstname.lastname@example.org as we would like to put more
pictures up on the website.
For more information contact Amber
Gilbert, 905-892-0006 or email email@example.com
2014 Show Dates are all to be held at the Welland
Fairgrounds, 1100 Niagara Street Welland (Please Use South gate, off
Quaker Rd). Shows to start at 9:30am
July 20 * August 17
Raindate Only August 31
Banquet will be held in November 2014
Visit the website for
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Horse Of The Week!
GORDO BOY-2010 COLT
Gordo Boy stands 16 hands with a
nice build. He is sound, sane and vice free. Gordo is an
easy keeper. He is easy to work with and is well behaved.
Gordo is a quiet boy who seems to just take things in stride.
He is a very well behaved colt who will make a fantastic
gelding! Gordo will make a nice family/pleasure horse.
$500 negotiable to an approved home.
we can be contacted by phone at
519-688-0722. View more horses
Send us all your coming events
Port Colborne Saddle Club
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Start time is 9:30 am for shows.
Visit the website at http://www.pcscinc.bravesites.com and the club can also be found on Facebook.
Bertie Willoughby Saddle Club -
Show Dates all to be held at the Welland
Fairgrounds 1100 Niagara Street Welland Please Use South gate, off
Quaker Rd). Shows to start at 9:30am
July 20 * August 17
Raindate Only August 31
Banquet will be held in November 2014
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