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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to download the New Member Orientation Package.
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New & Noteworthy ...
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 (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.