The Ontario Reining Horse Association welcomes new members and invites you to take an inside look at reining and our members with the attached video, and our New Member Orientation Package offers you a wealth of information about our great sport and our shows. We encourage you to come out and give reining a try. For more information, please email email@example.com.
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New & Noteworthy ...
YEAR-END AWARDS BANQUET PICTURES
The photos from Year-End Awards Banquet are now available. Click Here to check out the pictures.
Thank you Spencer King Photography for these awesome shots!!! Each picture can be purchase for ONLY $5 and Spencer King Photographer is donating the proceeds back to the ORHA!
EVENT CALENDAR UPDATES
Please note there has been important updates made to the Calendar of Events Page
UPCOMING EVENTS: YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET & ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET is on Saturday January 25th 2014 at the Holiday Inn -601 Scottsdale Dr Guelph ON. Cocktails start at 5pm, dinner at 6pm. For tickets contact Dan or Berenice Fletcher at 519 443 5700.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) is on Sunday January 26th 2014 at the Holiday Inn -601 Scottsdale Dr Guelph ON. Meeting starts at 1pm. Review the agenda and be sure to fill out the 2014 membership form and bring it along with payment to the AGM.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
2014 MEMBERSHIP NEWS
The New ORHA Membership Form are now available.
New Membership Secretary - After taking care of our memberships for that past couple years, Anne Pearce has decided to step down from the position. Thank you Anne for all your time and dedication and we'd like to welcome Gail Gimpelj into the position. For questions about memberships please contact Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SLIDER - 2013 FALL EDITION is now availble. Check it out!
ORHA 2013 YEAR END BANQUET
The 2013 Year-End banquet is being held on Saturday January 25th 2014 at the Holiday Inn -601 Scottsdale Dr Guelph Ont (519 836 0231). Cocktails will be at 5pm with dinner at 6pm and awards presentations to follow then a great evening of dancing . This will be a perfect evening of catching up with all our friends in the ORHA!
We are still looking for a couple of year end award sponsors, and would also appreciate any silent auction or live auction items that you may be able to donate
Tickets are $40.00 and children under 12 are $25.00.
If you would like to order your tickets or have any questions please contact Dan or Berenice Fletcher at 519 443 5700.
Hope to see you all soon!!
FINAL RESULTS for ORHA Class Standings for 2013 are in!!
Congratulations to all the competitors! Visit the result page to view the standings.
ALL AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE CONGRESS RESULTS
Congratulations to all the ORHA Members who competed at the Congress!
Click here for ORHA Member results.
Top 5 Finishes include:
• NRHA Intermediate Open Reining Futurity: Reserve Champions - Loris Epis & Wimpy Strikes Gold (owned by Gus & Gaynia Revenburg)
• NRHA Open Reining Futurity - 5th Place - Loris Epis & Wimpy Strikes Gold (owned by Gus & Gaynia Revenburg)
• NRHA Non-Pro Freestyle Reining - 5th Place - Taylor Mariani & Split TheChic Please (owned by Taylor Mariani)
• NRHA Rookie Reining – 4th Place Elizabeth Barkey & A Little Dunit (owned by Elizabeth Barkey)
• AQHA Novice Amateur Reining – Reserve Champions Elizabeth Barkey & A Little Dunit (owned by Elizabeth Barkey)
• AQHA Junior Reining - Heather Vaughan & Wimpys Lori Lee (owned by John & Sharon Fletcher)
2013 EASTERN CANADA REGIONAL AFFILLIATE FINALS - RESULTS
Visit the result page to find the results from the Regional Affiliate finals.
PROPOSED ORHA BYLAW CHANGE
Pursuant to the changes to the Not For Profit Act, the ORHA has to resubmit its bylaws to CRA for a Certificate of Continuance. There is one small change required to the bylaws to be compliant with the new Act, and that refers to specifying the minimum and maximum number of Directors the ORHA may have. Below is the current wording, followed by the proposed wording. This will have to be approved at our AGM at the end of January, so we are posting advance notice as required by our bylaws.
Article 9 - DIRECTORS Section 1 - Appointed
The business of the Association shall be managed by its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice- President, four (4) elected Directors, and up to a maximum of four (4) Directors appointed by the Officers, or as many as deemed necessary by the elected Board of Directors . The appointed Directors shall hold office for a period of one (1) year. All other Directors shall hold the position of Director as long as their term of office. In the event the ORHA has retained an Executive Director as set forth hereinafter in these By-Laws, the said Executive Director shall not be a member of the Board of Directors. All members of the Board of Directors must be members of ORHA.
Article 9 - DIRECTORS Section 1 - Appointed
The business of the Association shall be managed by its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the President, Past President, First Vice-President, Second Vice- President, four (4) elected Directors, and up to a maximum of four (4) additional Directors appointed by the Officers. The appointed Directors shall hold office for a period of one (1) year. All other Directors shall hold the position of Director as long as their term of office dictates, per Article 7, Section 1. In the event the ORHA has retained an Executive Director as set forth hereinafter in these By-Laws, the said Executive Director shall not be a member of the Board of Directors. All members of the Board of Directors must be members of ORHA.
UPDATE FROM THE YOUTH
Our second Pickering show wrapped up with great success for the ORHyA. The youth members actively participated in two fundraisers, a 50/50 draw and the exciting Egg and Spoon Race. These fundraisers turned out to be very successful for the youth, and we would like to send a warm thank you to Gary for allowing us to do so. We would also like to recognize Laura Mikulich for donating her prize money from the Egg and Spoon Race back to the youth, your support is greatly appreciated! The participation and enthusiasm shown from the youth this far is great to see, keep up the excellent work!
Our last show, which was held at Fletcher's Horseworld, once again brought many impressive rides and exciting scores. With highlights such as a Funstyle and 3 Year old Futurity, it was one not to miss. The youth owe a huge thank you to Tristan Stevens for donating his time for the boot and saddle shine, which was a great success once again. We would also like to thank the Fletcher's, and all of the participants for making the paid warm-ups a success as well. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to two of our youth members who will be heading off to school. We would like to wish Darby Mailhot and Philip Lorimer the best of luck as they move into this new stage in life, and look forward to seeing them in the near future.
UPCOMING YOUTH FUNDRAISERS
The youth will be holding a "Ladies Class" at the Pickering Horse Show on Saturday August 31st. It is a jackpot class and the entry fee is $15. Its a fun class for ladies but occasionally we have a few rider dress up for the class.
CANADIAN REINING CLASSIC AT FLETCHER'S HORSE WORLD
Harvey Stevens and Peptoleap (owned by Samantha Allen) $2,000 Open Champions
Mike Joslin & Smart Docker - ORHA Beginner Champions on July 28th
Wendy McIntyre & Hesa Chics Dream - Prime Time Rookie Champions
Thank you to our sponsor DW Equine Photography & DW Video Productions for the picture & video!
2013 CLASS & AFFILIATE STANDING UPDATED
Visit the result page to find the updated Class Standings as well as the current Affilate Standings.
PICKERING SLIDE UPDATE
Show program and stabling information for The Pickering Reining Classic on August 31 to September 1 in now up. Visit the Programs Page to view the flyer
The NRHA Eastern Canada Regional Affiliate Finals (R.A.F.) are fast approaching.
In order to compete in the R.A.F.:
- You must be an NRHA member
- You must have designated the ORHA or QRA as your affiliate
- Your affiliate must have held the class three times
- You must have competed at least once in the class and received a score
The top ten horse and rider combinations plus ties in each class are eligible to compete at the Eastern Canada R.A.F., which will be held September 27 – 29th at Fletchers Horse World, Waterford, Ontario.
There will be trophies/plaques for the winners of each class (for all NRHA regular classes, as well as R.A.F. classes), and the top 8 placings in each R.A.F. class will then be eligible to compete in their class at the North American Affiliate Championship in Oklahoma at the end of November.
Please check the Affiliate standings in the show office at each ORHA show, to see if you qualify.
UPCOMING YOUTH FUNDRAISERS
At the Canadian Reining Classic, the ORHA Youth are holding a Slave Auction during the lunch break as well as Paid Warm Ups Saturday July 27th. Warm ups are $15 for 5 minutes. Please contact Rebecca at 519 -449-2799 to book a slot.
The next ORHyA Meeting will be held at the end of the show. See you all there!
The Youth would also like to congratulate to Emily Wilson on her win in the Welcome Competition and her silver in team championships in Kentucky. Way to Go Emily!!
RESULTS FROM SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE SHOW
Ladies Champion - Rachel Day & Shiners Enterprise (owned by Carol Ivey)
Ladies Reserve Champion - Anna Seger & Gotta Lotta Crome (owned by Carol Ivey)
Mens Champion - Bernie Hoeltzel & Dun Spicy (owned by Carol Ivey)
Mens Reserve Champion - Stephan Richard Y Not Dunny
Open 4 Champion - Loris Epis & Electric Boss (owned by Laura Henderson)
Reserve Champion - Jon Newnham & Gotta Magnum Dream (owned by John Fletcher)
Open 1 Champion - Jon Newnham & Gotta Magnum Dream (owned by John Fletcher)
Open 1 Reserve Champion - Jon Newnham & Tinseltown Wimp (owned by John Fletcher)
Non Pro 4 Champion - John Purdie & Lectric N Chic (owned by John Purdie)
Non Pro 1 Champion - Dareth Miller & Juice Plus (owned by Dareth Miller)
Open 4 Champion - Loris Epis & Missy San Tari (owned by Sharon Hart)
Reserve Champion - Dan Fletcher & Wimpys Tinseltown (owned by John Fletcher)
7&Up Open 1 Champion - Bernie Hoeltzel & Dun Spicy (owned by Carol Ivey)
7&Up Open 1 Reserve Champion - Jon Newnham & Define Good (Anderson Performance)
Non Pro 4 Champion - Dan Fletcher & Wimpys Tinseltown (owned by John Fletcher)
Non Pro 4 Reserve Champion - Starr Boisvert & Stick To Your Guns (Mary Jo MacDonnell)
Non Pro 1 Co-Champions - Lynne Purdie & Miffilberry Pie (owned by Lynne Purdie)
Non Pro 1 Co-Champions - Carol Ivey & Ghost Busterima (owned by Carol Ivey)
PICKERING SLIDE #4
John Purdie & Lectric N Chic - Novice Horse Non Pro Level 1 & 2 Champion
Melanie Cressman & Tinselgun - Rookie Pro Champions
REMINDER: Affiliate Designations are due in the NRHA office by August 1st.
Affiliate Designations Forms
A number of ORHA Membership Form were missing NRHA numbers. Please ensure that your NRHA number is registered with the ORHA (email: email@example.com)
CANADIAN REINING CLASSIC UPDATE
The show program for Canadian Reining Classic Show on July 26-28 is now up! Visit the Programs Page for more information.
THE SLIDER - 2013 SUMMER EDITION is now availble. Check it out!
HAPPY CANADA DAY!! And we hope to see everyone at the Pickering Show this weekend
UPCOMING YOUTH FUNDRAISERS
At the Pickering Show (July 6th & 7th): the Youth will be holding a 50/50 Ticket Draw on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Egg and Spoon Race the Saturday night!! There is a $10 fee to enter the race and the winner will take home 50% of the entries.
PICKERING SLIDE UPDATE
Show program and stabling information for The Pickering Slide Show 3 & 4 on July 6-7 in now up. Visit the Programs Page for more information.
2013 ORHyA PRESIDENTS MESSAGE
Being in the ORHA Youth Association (ORHyA) is more than just being part of a sub-group of the ORHA. The ORHyA is a family of youth that work together not only to reach the common goals of young riders... Read More
ATTENTION ALL YOUTH!
The ORHyA will be holding a brief meeting during the lunch break at the Pickering Slide Show on Saturday June 15th. See you all there!
PICKERING SLIDE UPDATE
Show program and stabling information for The Pickering Slide Show on June 15-16 in now up. Visit the Programs Page for more information.
MESSAGE FOR THE ORHyA
On behalf of the ORHyA, I would personally like to recognize the Fletcher's for their continuous support and ongoing generosity towards the youth. The opportunity to run two fundraisers at the first show was a huge success, and definitely would not have been possible without their support. We would also like to send a warm thank you to everyone who helped to make these fundraisers a success. Both the bake sale, and paid warmups were a huge hit, and we would like to thank not only the people who purchased these items, but also those who baked for the sale. Without this generous support, our goals for this year would not be possible.
ORHyA Vice President
DON'T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR STALLS!!
There are still some stalls available for the Reining at Palgrave Show - May 24 - 26. They are holding the deadline open until Tuesday May 21. Contact Gary Yaghdjian (firstname.lastname@example.org) and book your stalls TODAY! Visit the Programs Page for show information.
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO THIS WEEKEND? Why not stop in at the "Prepare for the Reiny Season Clinic with Lindsay Hayes" at Rustic Meadows - May 4 and 5. Spectators are only $5 per day! Check out the flyer for directions and more details!
PAID WARM-UPS & BAKE SALE AT THE SPRING THAW SHOW
The ORHyA will be holding Paid Warm-ups on the morning of May 11 from 6:00 am to 7:00 am. Time slots are $15 for 5 minutes, please contact Tristan at 705-639-5767 to reserve a slot.
The Youth are also planning a BAKE SALE! So bring your change and your sweet tooth!
Deepest sympathies go out to Cathy Lyon, Jane Lyon, Lee Foster and family on the passing of Dr. Ron Lyon.
THE SLIDER - 2013 SPRING EDITION is now availble. Check it out!
RIDERS AND COACHES WANTED FOR THE 2013 CIEC
OEF is looking to build a team of reiners and coaches for a Interprovincial Equestrian Championships. If you are interested in forming a team Athlete Declaration Forms and Coach Criteria form are now being accepted.
CONGRATULATIONS to Alison Sutcliffe, the highest bidder
and winner of the two tickets to the Clinic
with Shawn Flarida on May 4 & 5 in Quebec. The
tickets were graciously donated by the events hosts the PINK
RIBBON REINING SHOW
CONGRATULATIONS to Larry McDougall, who is listed in the TOP 100 LIFETIME NON PRO NRHA EARNERS, with $77, 808.90 in NRHA earnings (The NRHA Reiner April 2013 page 170).
PROPER EQUIPMENT & ATTIRE POLICY The following policy was approved by the NRHA Board of Directors in August 2012:
All exhibitors who enter a class with the intention of schooling should immediately zero upon entering the arena as a courtesy to the judges. Legal equipment and attire is required in all NRHA approved classes. Exhibitors should be allowed to school as long as they do not exceed the time it would take the average competitor to complete the pattern and represent themselves and NRHA in a positive manner.
THANK YOU to our long time webmaster, India Hathaway, for all her hard work and commitment to maintaining our website. We are moving to a new arrangement, so please bear with us during the transition.
We would like to continue with the quarterly Slider, but to do so we need YOUR help - please send ideas, stories, news, accomplishments to email@example.com
The next meeting will take place on May 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Newmarket.
I am delighted to be taking on the role of President of the Ontario Reining Horse Association, and I am really looking forward to the next two years.
We have a very strong Board and I expect to continue its great work in advancing the interests of the ORHA and our membership.
I would like to thank outgoing President, Carol Ivey, for her past four years of leading the ORHA - she has done a fantastic job, introducing many new initiatives and making positive changes to our Association, and our members have the utmost respect for her, and she leaves big shoes to fill.
This year holds a full slate of shows and promises to be another very successful season of reining, and I hope to meet and chat to each of you at those shows. The show calendar is of course posted on the ORHA website, and please check it regularly for updates and items of interest, and also join us on Facebook if you have not already.
If you have any questions or concerns, or ideas for the improvement of the ORHA, please feel free to come to me, or I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you did not add it to your 2013 membership form at the AGM, please email your NRHA number, and if applicable OEF number, to Anne Pearse at email@example.com You will NOT be included in the Affiliate standings if your NRHA number is not listed on your membership form.
Congratulations to John and Sharon Fletcher for being listed in the 2012 NRHA Top 20 Owners list. Great article on page 156 of this month's REINER.
All horse owners/barn owners will want to take a look at this link. It is the draft of Equine Canada's Horse management Code of Practice, which is expected to take effect later this year.
Our 2013 Calendar of Events is now online. Please check for changes.
NEW 2013 Membership Form online - click here
Please ensure you include your O.E.F. number, if applicable, on your O.R.H.A. membership form, and if you are a trainer and would like to be included in the Trainers Directory please let us know.
Congratulations again to all our year-end Champions for 2012, who were recognised at this year's Awards banquet. Please click here for the full listing.
A huge congrats to the O.R.H.A. members who made it it the top world standings:
Dan Fletcher Prime Time Non Pro CHAMPION (and also 10th in Non Pro)
Tim Stanton Novice Horse Level 2 RESERVE CHAMPION
Heather Vaughn Intermediate Open 5th place (and 8th in Open)
Dany Tremblay Open 6th place
Darby Mailhot Novice Horse Non Pro Level 2 7th place
Lisa Stanton Intermediate Open 9th place
Linday Hayes Rookie Pro 10th place
Taylor Mariani Limited Open 15th place
We apologize for the Classifieds page problem - due to technical issues, a new page needs to be setup and it is under construction.
REMINDER FOR YEAR-END AWARDS
Please remember: in order to be eligible to win a year-end award, you must have completed two hours of volunteer work AND it must be entered and confirmed in the Volunteer Binder at the show office. To earn hours at the Grand Finale show, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Equine Canada has a new REINING COACH certification program approved by NCCP and Sport Canada. Certified coaches receive reduced insurance rates and are listed on the EC and OEF websites.
NEW RULE RE: Year-end eligibility
As per 2012 Rule Book, Section L, paragraph 2, page 18:
"In order to qualify for year-end awards, Champion and Reserve riders must have competed in the said class at least 50% of the total times offered at shows, and must volunteer a minimum of two hours in that calendar year to the ORHA. In order for monies earned to be eligible for year-end awards, rider and horse owner must both be a member in good standing of the ORHA."
This change reflects the custom of various other groups and Associations and is intended to get more of our members engaged in the operation of the ORHA and our shows. The volunteer time can be time served on a committee, writing articles for the Slider or The Rider, helping in the Show Office, scribing, manning the gate, and so on. An alternate person may be designated to complete the service on a member's behalf, with the time logged at the show office.
ATTENTION YOUTH RIDERS
For information on qualifying for the North American Junior and Young
Rider Championship, please check out these links:
- Canadian Reining Rules
- North American Junior and Young Rider Championship and WEG Selection Criteria
NRHA Inside Reining – “You Be the Judge”
This is a great learning tool, produced by NRHA. Watch each of the videos and judge them, then watch the actual judge's score and compare. Video links - click here
You can also check out these videos on Facebook at www.facebook.com/insidereining
YOUTH MEMBERS - HELMET REQUIREMENT
Further to the open discussion at the AGM, and the overwhelming consensus from the adult members present at that meeting, the ORHA has introduced a mandatory helmet rule for all riders under the age of 18, as follows:
All riders under the age of 18 must wear an approved safety helmet while mounted on a horse at any ORHA approved show. Any rider aged 14 to 18 is exempt from this requirement while showing in a class IF a signed waiver from a parent is on file at the show office.
WAIVER - click here
NRHA MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER
Please remember to designate the ORHA as your Affiliate when you take out, or renew, your NRHA membership.
OBBO has a new website
The OBBO is an independent committee of the ORHA which reports to the Board of the Ontario Reining Horse Association (ORHA) and its membership but operates independently, and neither the OBBO or ORHA are in any way responsible for each other. Any questions relating to the OBBO should be directed to them at www.obbofuturity.ca
Now on sale at all upcoming ORHA shows is the latest club fundraiser, this licence plate frame is available for only $10. A wonderful addition for your tow vehicle, trailer, or “just around town” vehicle to show your support for reining. Please see the ladies at the Show Office to buy your frame.
"Ontario Reining Horse Association," "O.R.H.A." and the O.R.H.A. logo are not to be used under any circumstances without the express prior approval of the Board of Directors.