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Some sad Nova Scotia ACTRA news...
We recently lost two of our old friends. Nizzan, Pam Thornton's mount for several years was put down August 18. Niz was a favourite with different well known actors that rode him in various motion pictures.  Lucy Rudge's standardbred Mark Tabella was put down August 15. Lucy has lots of great stories about the fun she had riding Mark, who came all the way from New Zealand.
These great old characters will be missed by all who knew them . (02/05)
Emily Sullivan of MQHA was recently in Australia where she was a member of the Canadian team that participated in the  AQHA Youth World Cup. Emily was the winner of the western pleasure on day one and she finished 10th in the hunter under saddle on the second day. Emily has made us very proud!!
Over the weekend at the MQHA show Derek Handscome also qualified, Emily's dad, Mike's horse for the Junior Pleasure at the AQHA World Show.
Congratulations to Hailey and Holly Richard of Port Bickerton on the new addition to their family.The girls recently purchased a palomino Quarter Horse. We are sure Cinnamon will be very happy with them! (06/04)
Congratulations to Jocelyn d'Entremont and Baileys Hint of Gold on a High Point open English award at the September Valley Reiners Show. She also won the High Point overall Cooler. (10/03)
Jessica Manson, age 8, has her new PMU filly, TVR Haida Treasure, at home. She traveled extremely well from Manitoba and is settling in very nicely. Jessica's mom, Kim, is thrilled to have a baby to work with again after a long wait. Jessica is a student at Pinehill Equestrian Centre, and Treasure is her future Dressage/Eventer prospect. Thank you to Lois Drielick of Twin Valley Ranch for selling us this sweetie, and thanks to All points Horse Transport for the great job bringing her home.
Kim and Jessica Manson (10/03)
Congratulations to Angela and Gerald Robichaud of Meteghan, NS on the recent arrival of two Rocky Mountain Horses! One is a five-month old stallion prospect, and the other is a three-year old mare - bred for a March 2004 foal. (10/03)
Congratulations to Donna Himmelman and her horse TOMMY GIRL for recent wins on AUG 31/03 .Tommy was ridden and trained by Shonda Jeffery and won combined SR.&JR Trail under both judges, over 35 pleasure under both judges, and second under one judge  in combined western pleasure at the Lawrencetown ApHCNS, and it was her first show under saddle in these classes. Watch for this nice junior horse at the shows in 2004! (09/03)
Congratulations to Pat Rodney and her fine horse CEE MY INVESTMENT on winning the combined JR & SR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE UNDER BOTH JUDGES Aug 31/03 at the Lawrencetown ApHCNS show. This horse was riden and in training with Shonda Jeffery. Watch for them next year! (09/03)
Congratulations to Jocelyn d'Entremont and Baileys Hint Of Gold on a Open English High Point Champion at the June 22 Vally Reiners horse show. (09/03)
I would like to congratulate Ashley Banks for her great job in her first 4H Point Show. We are all really proud of you!!! You and Blaze looked awesome! Good luck at your next show!!!!!! (09/03)
Sumac Farms had another successful open house on August 2nd.  Special thanks to Mona Lewis for the reining demonstration which was enjoyed by all.  We hope to have her for clinics soon. (09/03)
Congratulations to the Goreham family on the purchase of their new Quarter Horse, Atza Krymsen Kowboy. Best of luck at the horse shows in 2003. (05/03)
Dartmouth native Angela Covert won the $15,000 David B. Wood Grand Prix in Saratoga New York on Sunday May 11,  riding Jennifer O'Neill's "Lord Byron Z". She also won the $3000 modified open stake at the St.Clement's Horse show in Saratoga riding Jennifer Ramsey's "Cassis". (05/03)
Congratulations to Danielle Ansems of Halls Harbour, NS on her accomplishments with Bona First Edition on the Morgan Circuit in 2002.
National - High Point Youth Western Pleasure (13 & under)
Provincial (Zone) High Points - Youth Equitation, Youth Western Pleasure, Youth Hunter Pleasure, Youth Overall (13 & under)
NSEF - High Point Roadster
Congratulations to Gary and Diane Morton on their ownership of D&G stables (formerly Autum Mist) in Wilmont. They have a full house of boarders this winter and lots of action happening with various clinics and lots of lessons with renovations underway. (03/03)
Sumac Farms would like to thank all those who turned up the our first Open House (in November). Since then we decided to put heating in the riding arena, so the workmen are still here. Boarders will be able to ride in comfort though. For those who couldn't make it, just call and we will arrange a private tour. Can't offer cheese and wine everyday though. Merry December everyone! (12/02)
Bits and Boots Saddle Club met for the Annual Awards Banquet and Election on October 19th - a potluck supper was enjoyed by all. Awards are as follows:
  • Short Stirrup - Jorden Nickerson
  • Junior English - Jenna Nickerson
  • Youth English - Jolyn Bourque
    Reserve - Jenelle Armstrong
  • Senior English - Charlene Burbine
    Reserve - Bev Pinkney
  • Youth Western - Jenelle Armstrong
    Reserve - Jolyn Bourque
  • Senior Western - Bev Pinkney
    Reserve - Charlene Burbine (12/02)
I would like to congratulate Shannon Landsberg and Tropical Punch for their awesome weekend in PEI. Shannon was the recipient of Junior High Point Champion at PEI Cadora Dressage Show.  And to Jessica MacDonald and Cooper at Congress in Ohio, USA.  She placed very well in the classes of 200 that she was entered in! Congrats to both of you! (12/02)
Congratulations to Joey Sampson who has finished her two year apprenticeship at Blue Hills Farm. Joey is now home in Middleton and is  again teaching and training in the Valley, and is available for clinics. Her friends and clients from the Valley welcome her back. (11/02)
Muffet Khemo Sabi, a long-time Arabian competitor will officially retire from IAHA this season. Currently recovering from a stifle injury, we hope to end his career with one last trip to the Regionals. Foaled in PEI on June 30, 1979 , his sire, Muffet Rudi (a NY bred) stood at Ben-Adhem Arabians. At 23 years old - and marking 20 years with us - he has had a long and great career, with Champion Arabian Breeders titles and over 250 first place/championships on both Arab and Open Circuits. He has been our truest and most loyal friend for 20 years and we plan a huge celebration in his honor, depending on when he actually has his last competition. ~ Shelley and Nat Roberts (05/2002)


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