All of the participants and volunteers had a blast at the spring Youth Polish Shine and Show at the Trail riding grounds on May 5 and 6. Submitted photo

Equine excitement for all ages!

Spring show in Trail was a hit

The Horse Association of Central Kootenay held the spring Youth Polish Shine and Show May 5 and 6 at the Trail riding grounds. What a fabulous weekend it was as 13 amazing young ladies, along with their moms, dads, aunties, and grandmas came for a fun filled weekend of education and adventure. We had four amazing clinicians. Karen Van Der Merwe teaching Trail, Shelby-Lee Rados with Horsemanship and Riding, Amy Lou Berukoff teaching Tack and Grooming and Christy Geist teaching Back to Basic and first aid for horses.

On Saturday night we had a fun family spaghetti night get-together, with the annual treasure hunt and the very fun silly string fight. Everyone ganged up on Pam and she looked like a big colorful spider web! Then we had movie night and popcorn at the clubhouse.

Sunday brought more riding and trail classes, then a great jumping demonstration from the Maki girls with their trusty steads. To end the weekend we had some very fun games to test the knowledge of the girls and parents. (luckily the kids were there to help out the adults or they would still be there pinning tails on the horses!)

A huge thank you to the amazing volunteers that make the clinic run so smoothely – Deb Miller, Trina Walsh, and Yvonne Kiwior – along with all the other many helpers! Thank you for spending your weekend with us!

 

Kinsley Audia, 9, was riding high for the entire event. Photo submitted

A group of girls get ready to play some games. Photo submitted

Little Emma, 2, rides a toy rocking horse. Photo submitted

Kinsley Audia, 9, and Kayden Buckley, 8, take a break from the action. Photo submitted

Two girls stroll along on their mounts. Photo submitted

Two girls enjoyed the pancake breakfast. Photo submitted

Just Posted

Roundup: More than 20 fires burning in West Kootenay

Evacuation alerts for Renata and areas near Rossland

Louise Baxter found after 72 hour search

Cranbrook hiker had been missing since Sunday, August 12, near Jumbo Pass.

First responder vehicles scrapped after acid spills in Trail

The City of Trail is using GPS to check its fleet; no infrastructure concerns have arisen

Meth, cocaine and heroin seized in Trail drug bust

A joint investigation team executed a search warrant in Trail on Aug. 9

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

B.C. program to educate parents reduces ‘shaken baby syndrome’ by 35%

Period of PURPLE Crying was launched nearly a decade ago

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

B.C. golfer, just 23, scores the rare albatross

Six-million-to-one shot a first for the Terrace club

Most Read