BCHA Horse Fair and Annual Meeting this Sunday

Sunday, April 13, 2014
10am – 5pm
Barn A
Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont, CO
It’s going to be the best Fair ever! We have so many incredible exhibitors so please come out and show your support.  Also our new live-breed horse exhibit, along with live music by the Wallpaper House Band and Pappy’s Food truck. Plus door prizes and more!

Visit the BCHA Horse Fair Event page for a list of all our fantastic exhibitors.

Plan on attending one or both of these informative seminars if you:
Have you ever wondered what’s involved in camping with your horse, or want some great information on how to get your horse conditioned for a competitive event, or started back from the long winters break?

Seminar One: 10 AM – 12 PM
Trail riding can be more fun when riding a conditioned horse, plus a guide for the beginning Distance Competitor.

By Cheryl and Randy Winter

Outline:
Pre-conditioning thoughts:
Who is your horse?
What is the definition of conditioning?
History of the value of conditioning a horse.
Plans and goals.
Let’s get started.
Roadblocks to conditioning.

About the speakers:
Cheryl Winter grew up in Boulder riding on what is now Mt. Sanitas Open Space.  She bought her first horse at age 14 and did pack trips in the 1970’s and 80’s. Her endurance riding career started in 1989 and she has amassed 6,590 competitive endurance miles.
Those miles include 14, one hundred mile races (e.g. Tevis, Race of Champions, Big Horn 100 and The North American Championship in Flagstaff, Arizona), including three and five day multi-day rides (e.g. Renegade, Shamrock, XP and The Outlaw Trail). She now enjoys riding fit horses on trails.

Randy Winter grew up in New York City.  He started riding when he met Cheryl in 1978 and he agreed to “marry me, marry my horses” when they married in 1981. He survived pack trips with Cheryl and her friends. After conditioning Cheryl’s horses for a few years he started competing in 1992. He has now survived 1,755 competitive endurance miles. Randy also was a former BCHA President, and started  Max Tack in 1991 making rope halters and braiding yacht rope leads. He also invented the Rein Safe and continues to do trimming and caring for the barefoot horse in addition to fitting and offering EasyBoot products.

Seminar Two: 1 – 3 PM
Horse Camping 101
By Al Ohms and JoAnne Wortman
Northern Colorado Back Country Horsemen (NCBCH)

This informative presentation will cover many aspects of camping with horses including transportation, different types of camping, places to camp, equipment, food, and horses for packing into the back country. There will be a slide show and some equipment also on hand. After the presentation there will be time for a Q & A session. Al and JoAnne will also be working at the NCBCH booth as well, so please stop by if you want to talk to them more about this topic.

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  1. Super…Thanks, Linda!

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