New arena used during horse show

The annual Borderland Quarter Horse Show was held this past weekend at the Emo Fair grounds, but it was the new outdoor arena there which set this year’s show apart from the rest.
“It happened very quickly,” enthused Angela Halvorsen, spokesperson for the Rainy River Valley Horse Council, the group that took on the project along with the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society (RRVAS).
She noted work on the 140×200 ft. arena got underway just a few weeks ago, with the task wrapping up on Thursday—the night before the three-day long event began. The volunteers brought in sand, installed posts, and painted the existing bleachers.
“We’ve almost doubled our riding space,” Halvorsen voiced. “It’s great.”
But she explained the old riding arena will still be put to good use.
“We’ll use it as a warm-up ring or we could have two shows going on at once,” she remarked, citing at the RRVAS Fall Fair, the old ring will be used as a holding area for the horses.
“It will keep things safe by having the spectators in a separate area,” Halvorsen added.
She explained the new arena, which is located where the former baseball diamond existed, is leveled higher so water drains away as opposed to it becoming a “mud hole.”
“When they built the Emo Sportsfield, this space became available,” Halvorsen noted. “We put in a proposal, got some funding, and started the work.”
She indicated the new arena meets the regulations for barrel riding, so the local horse clubs could hold sanctioned barrel racing here if they so wished.
But she noted the new facility is not quite complete—ropes currently mark the boundaries, instead of panelled walls—and the groups still need to raise more than $8,000 for the work.
One of the ways they are doing this is by selling the arena shell panels to advertisers and individuals for the cost of $120.
Halvorsen explained each person to purchase a panel will receive recognition on a wall plaque to be hung in the horse facility at the fair grounds, the opportunity to hang their banner on the panel, a tax deductible receipt for your donation to a charitable organization, and the appreciation of their support from the horse community.
Anyone interested can contact Halvorsen at 274-3276 (day) or 274-9002 (evenings).
And she encourages everyone to check out the new outdoor arena at the upcoming fair on Aug. 14-19.
Horse show results
The Borderland Quarter Horse Show saw riders from Ontario, Manitoba and Minnesota, as well as several local participants., whose results are as follows:
Leanne Beck (Devlin)—Friday: Aged Mares (2nd); Amateur Mares 3 & Over (3rd); Amateur Showmanship (4th); Senior Trail (1st); Amateur Trail (1st); Amateur Western Pleasure (2nd); Senior Western Pleasure (1st); Amateur Horsemanship (5th); Amateur Barrel racing (3rd); Barrels (5th); Amateur Pole Bending (4th); Pole Bending (3rd); and Reserve Champion Mare (NP). Saturday: Aged Mares (3rd); Amateur Mares 3 & Over (4th); Amateur Showmanship (3rd); Senior Trail (5th); Amateur Trail (1st); Amateur Western Pleasure (4th); and Senior Western Pleasure (5th).
Kayla Caul (Devlin)—Friday: Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (3rd); Amateur Showmanship (1st); Amateur Trail (2nd); Amateur Western Pleasure (2nd); Senior Western Pleasure (1st); and Amateur Horsemanship (1st). Saturday: Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (9th); Amateur Showmanship (2nd); Amateur Trail (3rd); Amateur Western Pleasure (3rd); Senior Western Pleasure (3rd); and Amateur Horsemanship (4th). Sunday: Aged Geldings (7th); Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (7th); Amateur Showmanship (4th); Amateur Trail (4th); Amateur Western Pleasure (1st); Senior Western Pleasure (1st); and Amateur Horsemanship (2nd).
Paige McNally (Emo)—Friday: Walk Trot (1st). Saturday: Walk Trot (1st). Sunday: Walk Trot (1st).
Mackenzie Caul (Devlin)—Friday: Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 (1st); Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 (2nd); Youth Trail All Ages (4th); Youth Western Pleasure 14-18 (1st); and Youth Horsemanship 14-18 (4th). Saturday: Aged Geldings (NP); Youth Geldings 3 & Over (6th); Youth Showmanship 14-18 (5th); Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 (1st); Youth Hunt Equitation 14-18 (5th); Youth Trail All Ages (1st); Youth Horsemanship 14-18 (3rd); Youth Barrels (3rd); Barrels (3rd); Youth Pole Bending All Ages (1st); and Youth Western Pleasure All Ages (5th).
Karen Davis (Devlin)—Friday: 3 Year Old Geldings (2nd); Junior Hunter Under Saddle (2nd); Junior Trail (1st); Junior Western Pleasure (6th); Barrels (7th); Pole Bending (4); and Reserve Champion Gelding (NP). Saturday: 3 Year Old Geldings (2nd); Junior Hunter Under Saddle (3rd); Junior Trail (3rd); Junior Western Pleasure (7th); Barrels (7th); and Reserve Champion Gelding (NP). Sunday: 3 Year Old Geldings (2nd); Junior Hunter Under Saddle (1st); Junior Trail (3rd); Junior Western Pleasure (6th); and Reserve Champion Gelding (NP).
Maureen Hanson (Nestor Falls)—Friday: Aged Mares (3rd); Novice Amateur Showmanship (2nd); Amateur Showmanship (4th); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (3rd); Barrels (9th); and Pole Bending (NP). Saturday: Aged Mares (8th); Novice Amateur Showmanship (1st); Amateur Showmanship (5th); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (3rd), and Barrels (NP). Sunday: Aged Mares (5th); Novice Amateur Showmanship (1st); and Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (3rd).
Tammy Hyatt (Emo)—Friday: Novice Amateur Showmanship (1st); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (2nd); Novice Amateur Horsemanship (1st); Barrels (8th); and Pole Bending (NP). Saturday: Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (NP); Novice Amateur Showmanship (2nd); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (2nd); Amateur Western Pleasure (6th); and Novice Amateur Horsemanship (1st). Sunday: Novice Amateur Showmanship (2nd); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (2nd); and Novice Amateur Horsemanship (1st).
Heather Pryde (Emo)—Friday: Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (10th); and Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (1st). Saturday: Amateur Geldings 3 & Over (8th); Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (1st); and Junior Western Pleasure (5th). Sunday: Novice Amateur Western Pleasure (1st); and Junior Western Pleasure (5th).
Kali Wieringa (Emo)—Friday: Aged Geldings (4th); Youth Geldings 3 & Over (2nd); Novice Youth Showmanship (6th); Youth Showmanship 14-18 (5th); Novice Youth Western Pleasure (2nd); Youth Western Pleasure 14-18 (3rd); Senior Western Pleasure (5th); Novice Youth Horsemanship (3rd); Youth Horsemanship 14-18 (6th); Youth Barrels (5th); Barrels (NP); Youth Pole Bending All Ages (4th); Pole Bending (NP); and Youth Reserve Champion Gelding (1st). Saturday: Aged Geldings (5th); Youth Geldings 3 & Over (4th); Novice Youth Showmanship (5th); Youth Showmanship 14-18 (6th); Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle (3rd); Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 (6th); Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (1st); Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 (3rd); Senior Trail (4th); Youth Trail All Ages (4th); Novice Youth Western Pleasure (2nd); Senior Western Pleasure (4th); Novice Youth Horsemanship (4th); Youth Horsemanship 14-18 (5th); Youth Barrels (5th); Barrels (NP); Youth Pole Bending All Ages (5th); Pole Bending (7th); and Youth Western Pleasure All Ages (1st). Sunday: Aged Geldings (6th); Youth Geldings 3 & Over (3rd); Novice Youth Showmanship (5th); Youth Showmanship 14-18 (5th); Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle (1st); Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation (1st); Senior Trail (4th); Youth Trail All Ages (4th); Novice Youth Western Pleasure (1st); Senior Western Pleasure (2nd); Novice Youth Horsemanship (1st); Youth Western Horsemanship All Ages (2nd); Youth Western Pleasure All Ages (2nd); Youth Hunter Under Saddle All Ages (2nd); and Youth Hunt Seat Equitation All Ages (3rd).
High Point Weekend Circuit Awards 2006
•High Point Stallion—None shown;
•High Point Gelding—#103 Ultimate Emotion—owned by Paula Bodrowski, shown by Chad Whittingham;
•High Point Mare—#57 Covergirl Dot Com—owned and shown by Dennise Brown;
•High Point Novice Youth—#32 Ms Bee Dreamin—owned by Janet Priest, shown by Elizabeth Priest;
•High Point Youth 13 & Under—#81 Made it to the Dance—owned and shown by Tressa Beaulieu;
•High Point Youth 14-16—#97 Coosa Deville—owned by Elaine Young, shown by Michelle Young;
High Point Novice Amateur—#54 Win with Fashion—owned and shown by Tammy Hyatt;
•High Point Amateur—#66 Bust the Move—owned and shown by Jessie Godin;
•High Point Select Amateur—#100 A Shady Dimension—owned and shown by Judy Sandberg;
•High Point Junior Horse—#93 A Pretty Melody—owned and shown by Karen Davis; and
•High Point Senior Horse—#97 Coosa Deville—owned by Elaine Young, shown by Michelle Young.

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