ISSN 1923 8177
August 10, 2014
Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer, although it
really doesn't feel like it.
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The Fort Erie Race Track has been sold. Read the
story from TWC.
Suzy and Vera Walter thank everyone who worked on
the Fred Walter Memorial Speed Show.
Circle the Course for Cancer and COPE will take
place on August 31st. Read more at right.
Anne Gage's column this issue is the Three Myths of
Buying a Young Horse.
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Paladino Purchases Land That Includes Fort Erie Race Track.
FORT ERIE, Ontario -- Buffalo
businessman Carl Paladino hinted Friday that he has big plans for the
Fort Erie Race Track in Ontario.
Paladino's Ellicott Development
and his partners, Castle & Mosey LLC, closed Friday on the
358-acre parcel that includes the track. The historic track was on
the market since 2007.
No sale price was listed and
Paladino declined to disclose the financial details.
Paladino and his partners are
still working on plans for the site, but he said the plan will be in
line with other projects already underway in that area
Read more here
Read more on The Buffalo News!
A LETTER OF THANKS
It takes a
lot of people to make a horse show successful. Vera and Suzy Walter
would like to thank you all. The list of sponsors for the First
Annual Fred Walter Memorial Show was substantial and at the risk of
missing someone we will refrain from naming everyone. But let us say
that without your support this endeavor never would have come
also an army of volunteers that kept the weekend running smoothly.
From tractor drivers, to announcers, to barrel setters, your effort
and expertise was greatly appreciated. We would like to mention all
the competitors and friends that supported the show and us throughout
the weekend. Some of you we haven't seen in years and each smile and
shared reminiscence made a very emotional weekend so much more
importantly we would like to thank Ron Bell for coming up with the
idea and taking it to Amber Gilbert and the Niagara Regional
Exhibition Fairboard. What an honour to have the show pen named after
Fred. He would have shaken his head at the fuss made over him and
quite frankly he probably would have said "You're all nuts!"
But he would have quickly followed that up with "Thank You"
Suzy and Vera
Circle The Course For
Cancer and COPE
Get ready everyone for the 3rd
annual CIRCLE THE COURSE FOR CANCER AND COPE - Sunday, August 31st -
The day is going to be jam packed with special events for the whole
family including; bouncy castle, pony rides, face painter, farmers
market, breakfast club, jockeys foot race, Sandy Hawley and THE PUSS
N BOOTS! Walk the course with us after the last race by making a
$10.00 donation to Cancer Research or make a non perishable food
donation to COPE (our local food bank). Celebrate afterwards at the
Tiki Bar with a FREE concert by New Kid in Town!! Read more of Fort
Erie Race Tracks Facebook Page
Circle The Course for Cancer & C.O.P.E.
Ontario coaches selected for Canadian Interprovincial
Richmond Hill, ON. - The Ontario
Equestrian Federation is pleased to announce it has selected the
discipline coaches and chef d'equipe who will lead Ontario's Jumping,
Reining and Dressage riders at the Canadian Interprovincial
Equestrian Championships, which take place Oct. 3-5, 2014 in
Team Ontario Dressage coach and chef d'equipe is Krista Pollack of
Stouffville, ON. A certified Level 2 English coach, Pollack was the
2008 OEF Coach of the Year and the 2013 Equine Canada Coach of the
Year. She has successfully competed and trained her horse to Grand
Prix and is currently competing on another horse at the Prix St.
Jumping team will be Rick Bishop of Wellington, ON., a Level 2
English coach who has been coaching Jumper students at both Trillium
and A shows for over 20 years. Coached and mentored by the legendary
Ian Millar, Bishop is ready to help the Ontario riders soar.
coach of the Reining team is Brenda Robson of Lowbanks, ON. A Level 1
Western Coach who has been coaching since 1992, Robson brings the
experience she gained at last year's competition where her riders
took home team bronze and individual silver.
pleased to welcome these three talented individuals to the team and
know they are going to do a great job helping our riders be their
best," says Dianne Graham, executive director of the OEF.
would like to thank everyone who applied to coach our riders at this
year's competition. This is a great opportunity for coaches to
broaden their horizons and give back to the sport."
information about the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian
Championships, visit www.horse.on.ca Riders who are interested in being considered for the team have until
Aug. 18 to submit their applications, which can be found on the OEF
3 Myths About
Buying A Young Horse
(Why It May Be the Wrong Choice for
dreaming of owning your own horse and now you're ready to buy one.
You would like to get a youngster so you can develop a bond and learn
together. Or you want him to have very little or no training so you
can start with a 'clean slate'.
course, you're dreaming of having an amazing partnership with your
horse, aren't you?
that dream can become a night mare if you buy a horse that is the
wrong match for you - particularly if you believe any of the myths
commonly believed by first time horse buyers. Here are 3 common myths
about buying a young horse that get first time horse owners in
trouble and, more importantly, a reality check for each one.
Myth #1 - A young horse costs less than
an older, more experienced one. You may be able to buy a young horse
for less money, but any money saved will be spent on training (and
then some!) It takes years to train a horse well and no time at all
to teach him unwanted and unsafe behaviours. Riding lessons and horse
training can cost thousands of dollars. And, there is no guarantee
that you'll end up with the equine partner of your dreams.
Reality Check - Budget to purchase an older
horse that already has training and experience doing the type of work
you desire. You'll save money in the long run, you'll both be
happier, and you'll have a better partnership.
Myth #2 - You will learn together and
develop a stronger bond. There is a well used saying in the horse
world that"green on green equals black and blue". You
cannot learn to ride or improve your own riding skills while working
with a horse with no or very little training. Young horses deserve to
have an experienced rider who has the knowledge and riding skill to
train them correctly. Riding has inherent risk at all levels. This
risk is exponentially increased when an inexperienced rider is on an
Reality Check - Riding is a partnership and
one of the partners should know more than the other. Green riders
learn more, faster and develop more confidence when partnered with a
well-schooled, experienced horse with a patient, forgiving
temperament for their first equine partner.
Myth #3 - An older horse will cost more
to maintain. While some older horses may need extra supplements and
some TLC to keep their bodies healthy and comfortable, these are
generally not expensive (and are certainly less expensive than the
cost of training a young horse properly). Unexpected veterinary
expenses happen with horses of all ages. Even youngsters get sick and
injured through youthful exuberance, inquisitiveness and poor
Reality Check - Horses like people are living
longer and staying healthier than they used to. Regardless of their
age, they all require regular farrier and veterinary care, and proper
nutrition appropriate for their stage of life. These regular expenses
as well as unexpected veterinary expenses should be included in your
horse keeping budget.
a horse that can be your teacher, partner and friend - this is a
dream come true."
Bottom Line: The absolute best way to get
the horse of your dreams is knowing what to look for and being
prepared before you go shopping.
instantly download more horse buying tips in my ebook '92 Tips You
Must Know Before Buying Your First (or Next) Horse'.
will guide you through every step of the horse buying journey - how
to prepare, where to look, what to look for, making an offer and what
to do before bringing your new horse home.
Upper Canada Equestrian Association News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Meetings
are held at Birdie and Clinton Insurance 1789 Merritville Highway at
For more information contact:
President of Quad Niagara ATV Club
Bertie Willoughby Saddle Club News
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For more information contact
Amber Gilbert, 905-892-0006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Raindate Only August 31
Banquet will be held in November
Visit the website for
Second Start Thoroughbreds
Horse Of The Week!
ARC EN CIEL-2010 FILLY
Arc En Ciel stands 15.3 hands
with a solid build. She is very sane. Arc had knee
surgery and was healed, but since coming back into racing, the knee
has flared again. She requires some stall rest and then she may
be sound for light riding. She is very easy to ride and is a
nice mover when sound. Arc is kind and easy to work with and
around. She is a sweet filly.
Free to an approved rehab 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
Raindate Only August 31
Banquet will be held in November 2014
Visit the website for more
Dunnville Agricultural Society
20th Annual Dunnville Fair!
August 16th & 17th, 2014
Lions Park, 640 Lock St.W., Dunnville, Ontario
Check out the website for more info.
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