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April 2016


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    Eric Wows Wellington!PAGE 32

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    APril 2016





    feaTureS 12 Bc Young riders awards


    20 news from The cariboo by Cat Armitage

    29 vancouver Island report: foxstone winter Series by Sue Ferguson

    37 rider fitness: adductors by Sandra Verda Zanatta

    deparTmenTS 8 TidBits learning Bits

    16 vets view reproductive problems

    21 Industry news Anonymous Donor Gifts $20 Million For CSU regenerative research

    27 gaitpost approved product review KiwiFeeders & HelixFeeders

    32 discipline reports Marcus Ehning wins rolex Grand prix at indoor Brabant

    In ThIS ISSue 11 headline news 23 horse council Bc news 35 Ontario equestrian

    federation news 36 Jump alberta news 36 BcIhJa news 39 equestrian properties 41 Sales catalogue 45 noticeboard 46 advertisers Index 46 competition calendar

    ON THE COVER:Eric Lamaze and Fine Lady 5 won the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup in Wellington, FL. See page 32.

    A lot of it becomes about risk and what you are willing to risk. That is how you win these classes. Eric Lamaze, after his incredible performance at the Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup in Wellington, FL. See page 32.


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    Coming soon in future editions of Canadas Greatest Little Horse Mag

    May 2016The Real Estate Feature! Advice from the experts on buying or selling property. Ask for more information.

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    juNE 2016The Farm & Field Feature

    Disclaimer: Reproduction, printed or electronic, in whole or part of any material contained in this publication, without prior written permission of The Publisher is strictly prohibited. The information and services listed are intended to facilitate accessibility to the professionals, products and services of the horse industry. The GaitPost has been compiled with the greatest of care, however, the Publisher does not assume responsibility for errors, omissions or subsequent changes. Further, the Publisher does not imply endorsement of opinions, images or services, whether solicited or unsolicited. No responsibility for loss occasioned to any person as a result of any material in this publication can be accepted by the Publisher, editor or contributors. Submissions: All photographs and submissions will be handled carefully. The Publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. We reserve the right to edit or refuse any material not deemed appropriate. Submission does not guarantee publication.

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    60s or more. Major Rethy continued riding into his 80s, and, I was told many years ago, he in fact rode young horses the morning before he passed away in his armchair after his lunch, a true horseman to the very end. He taught me how to think, really think, about what I was do-ing on the back of a horse, and showed me the respect and dignity that should always be pres-ent working with horses, with people, and as a coach. His legacy through me and all the people fortunate enough to be taught by him, is one of understanding why the horse is doing what he is doing, and being analytical as well as empathetic

    TIDBITS by Eleanor Klawer

    Old dOgS, new TrIckSOne of the many things that I love about

    equestrian sport is that one never stops learning. Never. In my youth, I had a venerable gentleman of a coach, a veteran of the Hungarian Cavalry and Olympic level judge, Major Rethy, say to me in his strong accent You never stop learning. If you do, hang up your boots, for there should al-ways be another horse to teach you something new. Now I am well into my middle age, I un-derstand so well what he was expressing. It is truly a lifelong sport like very few others, where you can be competitive, at the top, well into your


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    every moment in the saddle. It is a priceless gift from an amazing man that has rippled through generations as I teach the children of children I used to teach. The impact of a coach is endless, measureless, and of the highest importance in our sport.

    YOung pupSThe Langley School Federation is starting

    an education programme that I am intrigued by, the Equestrian Academy. The program is a very uniquely structured academy designed to fit the needs of various ability levels, disciplines and demographics of riders. The Academy seeks to develop a group programme for students who have often removed themselves from our tradi-tional school system due to a very high need for a flexible learning environment to support their equine related pursuits. This academy seeks to provide a flexible, personalized approach to edu-cation while supporting passions and skills in horse related sports or equine related career op-portunities. It has many industry sponsors and supporters, such as Thunderbird Show Park, and there will be an Open House and information night on April 4th at 6 pm at Thunderbird Show Park, in the Timber Frame building (please use the 248th street entrance.) The concept of sup-port and mentorship is strongly encouraged in this academy, and I will have more details next month after meeting with Lara Petrie, a dedi-cated teacher and rider who has spearheaded this momentous task. Registration will be open after the Open House, from April 4 - May 15th for the 2016 school year. Please see the Federa-tion ad (page 10) in this issue of Gaitpost for more information.


    Last month, I mentioned the Spirit of the Horse Garden and their need for support. Pur-chasing a plaque in memory of your lost and much loved horse and teacher is a wonderful way of supporting this important spot. Contact Joe Hargitt at Pacific Parklands Foundation, 604-451-6168, to offer support in the form of dona-tions, purchasing a plaque, or offering to help keep the garden maintained. Monthly upkeep and gardening would be an ideal way of giving back to the community in Campbell Valley Park for many of the groups that use the park regu-larly, and not an onerous task.

    paY IT fOrwardThis works in the horse world, too, as shown

    by all the supporters of the Equestrian Academy, and the Spirit of the Horse Garden. Horse people are, by nature of the sport, hardworking, dedi-cated, and responsible people, and while it is easy to get stuck in the necessary routine required by horses, people in the industry need to (and often do) think of the future of the sport. If everyone does one thing to make access to the sport easier for one child, then equestrianism wont be lost to the land