VIQHA Notice of AGM

VIQHA Notice of AGM

RAMADA INN, NANAIMO, BC

10:30 to Noon; Saturday, March 17, 2018

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BCQHA AGM

BCQHA AGM

RAMADA INN, NANAIMO, BC

1:30 pm; Saturday, March 17, 2018

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Please note the corporate room rate of $121 is available to attending members.  Please book early as the hotel is quite busy.

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NEW!  BCQHA Member Referral Initiative!

NEW! BCQHA Member Referral Initiative!

With your paid 2018 Membership, BCQHA is offering you an opportunity to sponsor a new or past member - ON US! Just enter their name and email address, we will send them a Membership Form for 2018.
 

2018 Membership Form

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How to School a Horse That Anticipates (Part 2)

How to School a Horse That Anticipates (Part 2)

A continuation of last month’s horse-showing tip on how to school against seasoned and green horses’ tendencies to anticipate.

By AQHA Professional Horseman and Team Wrangler member Ryan Cottingim | February 7, 2018

Note: In Part 1 of this two-part horse-showing series, AQHA Professional Horseman and Team Wrangler Member Ryan Cottingim taught us a couple of ways to defeat anticipation in the horse-show ring. Horses are not always honest when you drop your hand in the show pen, Ryan noted, and that’s just normal. The first thing Ryan covers is to not stress about anticipation but, instead, beat it. Now, here are some specifics on tackling the gate and other slow maneuvers.

The Gate

When I school the gate, I reinforce “Whoa” in four places: the spots in this maneuver where I’m most likely to lose my horse’s attention.

First, when I say “Whoa,” my horses already know that means all four feet are to stay on the ground, they are to be straight through their body, straight through their head and neck, and soft down in the bridle.

I ride up parallel to the gate to where my shoulder is at the standard where you pick up the rope. And I say “Whoa” and softly reinforce that with my cues: I might pick up softly with my hands or go to my feet softly to encourage my horse to get into the bridle. “Whoa” means don’t look, don’t move, just wait for the next signal.

I spend some time there

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LMQHA Bazaar & Country Fair

LMQHA Bazaar & Country Fair

LMQHA thrilled to announce that AQHA Team Wrangler Nancy Cahill will be teaching TWO clinics at this year's Bazaar, March 11th at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley! 

We will be looking for participants for the clinics as well as encouraging spectators to take advantage of this opportunity to see this amazing clinician and trainer. Clinics will be TWO HOURS long and LIMITED TO TEN RIDERS. One clinic will focus on Trail and the other will focus on Horsemanship, including lead changes.

The cost per clinic is $100.00 but, for a limited time (until January 22, 2018) BCQHA Members will be offered priority registration at a rate of $75.00 per clinic, after January 22, 2018 it will be on a first come first serve basis with no discount. In order to qualify for the discount we will require your registration forms (email marilyngriffin2@gmail.com for registration form) be received, together with full payment (you may e-transfer to pia.d.petersen@gmail.com or provide Pia with visa information) for the clinic(s) and evidence of payment of or your BCQHA Membership.

Please note that, for 2018 BCQHA is allowing any BCQHA member from 2017 who has renewed their membership for 2018 to sponsor a new BCQHA Member at no cost to the new Member providing the BCQHA Membership is paid up.

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