Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association - British Columbia Chapter

2007 Events

2007: Coming Events:




Message from Colleen Embree-Jay, BC Chapter President

Hello All!

Once again I have a few great bits of BC Chapter News to tell you!

I am excited to say that last weekend we successfully participated, for the first time, in the Mane Event Equine Expo in Chilliwack. Reports are glowing and I wish to thank Jane McLeod for organizing the event and being the driving force behind our presence there over the 3 Day Event. I would also like to thank Chelsea Norris, Brandy Yeager, Sandy Alexander, Michael Rabe for being there Thursday through Sunday setting up, running the clinic, and staffing the booth, and Marilyn Powell who along with a few other members came on Sunday to help out in the booth. Special thanks to Sandy for his entertaining commentary during the demonstrations.

We also couldn't have done it without the wonderful warmblood horses and their owners and riders who graciously participated in our clinic: Kahleia and her colt Cloud Nine (owned and shown by Su Bright); Uva and her filly Roux Royale (owned and shown by Jane McLeod and Chelsea Norris); the jumper stallion Von Burggraaf (owned by Ed Bowerman and trained and ridden by Chelsea McNeill), and the amazing dressage keur performed by the stallion Freestyle, owned by Jennifer and Armin Arnoldt and ridden by Pia Fortmuller. We hope to show the video of this clinic at the BC AGM in December.

We'd also like to welcome the new folks who signed up to our e-news list during their visit to our booth at the Mane Event.

Secondly, thanks to Marilyn Powell for being the CWHBA representative at the Canadian Performance Futurity at Thunderbird Show Park, August 15 -17. See results and article

And last, but certainly not least, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the BC Chapter AGM and Presentation Clinic in Kamloops on December 8 & 9. The details follow my message (see below). I hope to see as many of you as possible to meet and discuss what you would like to see happen in this Chapter. My desire is to represent the wishes of the membership by having you give more input. I'd love to meet you!

Contact either Regional Director Michael Rabe (by phone at 250-838-7051, or by

We encourage you to talk to other members and come together! I'm looking forward to seeing you in Kamloops!

****Notice of AGM and Presentation Clinic****

Saturday, December 8th at 12:30 pm - Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the BC Chapter will be held at 12:30 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2007 in the private meeting room at the PetroCanada Restaurant (Versatile), 1885 Trans Canada Highway in Kamloops. This is just off the highway at Exit 366.

Positions for Election are Vice-President and one National Director. We will also need to choose 3 Delegates to attend the CWHBA National AGM, February 23 & 24, 2008 in Saskatoon.

The AGM will be followed by a dinner and social event at the same location. There is no charge to attend the AGM and dinner, but all members do cover their own meals.

Sunday, December 9th, 10 am - 1:00 pm

Clinic 'Presenting Your Horse In-Hand' Showing for Success!

This clinic will be presented at Fieldstone Equestrian Centre, 7373 Barnhartvale Road in Kamloops. Attendance for members is free, and non-members may audit the clinic for a $10 fee, payable on the day.

Join presentation specialist, Level 2 H-J Coach and Senior Inspector Sandy Alexander for a clinic designed to give members the edge when showing their warmblood horses in-hand, whether it is at CWHBA Inspections, halter or lead-line classes at their local shows, or when showing or videotaping their horses for presentation to potential clients.

This clinic will demonstrate:

  • Horse and Handler turnout
  • Presenting for Inspection
  • Showmanship - getting your horse noticed
  • How to work the Triangle to your advantage
  • Standing your horse up and showing your horse off!

We thank the local members who have agreed to bring their horses for use in this clinic.

This looks like a very exciting weekend, and we hope you will come out and participate, meet other members of your Chapter, and help us set the goals for the next year. We'd love to hear from you, meet you and exchange ideas about the goals and direction of our BC Chapter. Please join us in Kamloops December 8 and 9th!

FYI - Rooms can be booked at any local hotel/motel. Two that have been recommended to us are:
- the Travelodge (250-374-4788) and the
- Maverick Motor Inn (250-374-9666)
You can also check out the hotels/motels at the following link:

Jane McLeod
Secretary, CWHBA-BC
Finn Farm
Tel: 604-607-7681
Cel: 604-219-7681

Past Events:

August 4, 2007 - Kamloops Mare Inspection and Foal Evaluation - results to come


August 5, 2007 - Kelowna Mare Inspection with Foal Evaluation, at Talus Ridge - results to come

September 9, 2007 - National Tour Stallion Licensing, Mare Inspection, Foal Futurity - Windsum Farm, Langley.

September 24, 2007 - South Vancouver Island Mare Inspection - Contact Carole Hobbins

September 30, 2007 - North Vancouver Island Mare Inspection at Good Match Farm incl. Foal classes


Please contact National Office now to receive details and an invitation to attend. Your paperwork MUST be in order ahead of time.

Dear Members:

Just a reminder that the 2007 BC Stallion Licensing, Mare Inspection and Foal Futurity is taking place Sunday, September 9th at Windsum Enterprises, 2071 216th Street in Langley.

The stallion licensing begins at 10:00 am, and depending on the number of stallions nominated, we expect the mare inspection to take place before lunch, with the 2007 Foal Futurity taking place immediately following lunch. These times are subject to change.

It is not too late to enter your horse for these events!

For information or to enter your stallion in the licensing, please call or email Brandy at the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders' Association National office at 306-373-6620 or 604-308-2838 Email:

For information on mare inspections, please call Marilyn Powell at 604-530-6385 Email:

For information or to register your foal for the Foal Futurity, please call me, Jane McLeod, at 604-607-7681 Email:

For all stabling requirements, please call or email me directly.

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Volunteers are also needed to help setup the course and other tasks for the day - no matter how small the job, we'd love to have your help.

To volunteer, please contact me at 604-607-7681.

We hope to see you there!


Jane McLeod
Secretary, CWHBA-BC
Finn Farm

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