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From the UOAHC Chair
And so the show season begins…
After a winter of planning, communications, travel to meetings, give and take, we are about to enter the 2009 Appaloosa Show season in Ontario. KRAHC will kick us all off June 15 & 16 in Bethany at Saddlewood Equestrian Centre. This will be followed by the OAHA who again will host a co-pointed event July 11 & 12 at Quardream in Mount Forest. The next show is a long trip for some in Ontario who plan to attend the Canadian National Appaloosa Championship Show. This year the show begins on Tuesday July 28 and ends Saturday August 1. The ApHCC and Keystone Centre in Brandon are always great hosts and create many fond memories from each season. This year the Ontario Youth are launching an all-girl Team, the Ontario Cowgirl, captained by Rachel Parr. The team will be coached by Doug Mileham, the new Ontario/Quebec Provincial Director with the ApHCC, and will have the efforts of Kim Westerveld to co-ordinate. Please make every effort to find a way to support our Youths attending this year. Following Nationals, the EOAHC will be hosting the Spotlight Championships at Riders Haven, Norwood August 15 & 16. This facility has a wonderful outdoor riding pen and large indoor in the event of inclement weather. It is also the site for the International Appaloosa Futurity hosted by Doug Mileham September 19th. Some discussions are also taking place for some to travel to Sussex, NB for the large show hosted by the NB appaloosa club. The dates for the Sussex show are September 5-6. Then, also in September come the results of all the planning and efforts of the UOAHC and OAHA this year.
Several changes have been made to ensure that those who have had date conflicts with other shows can attend Provincials this year.
September 26 & 27
The “Spot” To Be Appaloosa Show
Featuring the UOAHC Provincial Championships
Dual Approved and Brought to You By UOAHC & OAHA
Saddlewood Equestrian Centre, Bethany, Ontario
The class list, show rules, High Point Qualifications, fees and entry forms have been revised and will be made available soon. Saddlewood has made more improvements for 2009 and the Bag Ladies will be back to ensure we all have exceptional nourishment, along with a Saturday night dinner. The Stallion Showcase is also back this year. Congratulations to Marie Henderson for her champion weanling stallion by Hugh and Kathy Atfield’s One Hot Principle Stallion, and to Sandra Landry for her champion weanling filly by her own Real Fappi TB stallion. A BIG thanks to Wayne Stickwood for all his organization and promotion of this wonderful tool to market the great horses we show and breed. Wayne is furiously working on the showcase for 2009, so if you are interested, please contact Wayne. Also be assured that the competition, organization, gifts, awards and fun will be greater than ever. A big thank you to all our sponsors for assisting in these points of growth. We would also like to introduce new sponsors for 2009, Bioniche, Western Horse Review and Dave Whetham Shavings . River Bend Photography will be returning also as the official photographer of the Provincial Championships. We also have a new face as our ring steward. Bob Mongomery will lend us his expertise and experience to help us keep the show moving forward in a timely manner.
And the last area of change for this new dual pointed venture has just been confirmed, 3 judges who completely fresh to the Ontario Appaloosa scene. The UOAHC would like to thank Mr. Chuck McWhirter of Newton, NJ., Mr. Kennis FairFax of Westfield, NJ., and Mr. Doug MacArthur, from Abbottsford BC, for being available to judge and so being so courteous and enthusiastic towards this new partnership we have entered into with the OAHA.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the shows this year. Lets get some good competition and positive efforts working and we can make this show season a successful one for all.