Central Canada Paso Fino Horse Association

CCPFHA 2010 Doors Open Wellington County

Horse HockeyForest Gait Farm, Fergus, Ontario - Saturday, June 25, 2010

The weather was much the same as last year's event, wet and grey. It poured rain for the first part of the day but at least the temperature was warm.

Jeannie Harris hosted the event at Forest Gait Farm and we had a great turnout of CCPFHA member volunteers and their horses. The 'Doors Open Wellington County' invites the general public to tour designated buildings and facilities that they might not normally have access to for one day.

Did we invent a new game here? Canadian horse hockey? Whatever it was - everyone was having a blast! We will try to get some video up soon, (just have a few technical difficulties), and we may have a longer writeup posted.

You can view the web galleries here and contact Leslie Town to order photos from the show. She took 1,100 photos (we didn't post them all) so there are some of everyone. ~ Janet Grant

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This is from Camilla,

"Even with the rain, we had a great day. I know I had sooo much fun and I would love to see a regular Paso-Hockey Soccer game added to our monthly agenda!

I want to thank everyone who helped out on Saturday. We had loads of awesome volunteers that made the day such a success. I am afraid to name everybody because there were so many and I don't want to forget anyone... but you know who you all are and thank you! I will send a few special shout-outs to:

* Jeannie and Gord Harris for opening their farm to us, making it look so spectacular and for also hosting an awesome potluck party afterwards. Your place is just so gorgeous! Thank You for having us, I know it is a lot of work!!
* Linda Craig, who does not even have a Paso, (she boards her Arab at Jeannie's and rides pasos with us sometimes at Fina Vista) but worked tirelessly all day giving pony rides and promoting the breed. Thank you soooo much Linda!
* Thank you to Anne for preparing all the wonderful food that was offered to us all in the barn... what a spread!
* Thank you to Margaret Lauber for helping me sort out the 5 horses I brought and also managing to arrange test rides all day... and never even getting to ride yourself, thank you!
* Thank you to our ring stewards, including Marty, Bob, Callum and gang.
* Thank you to the hardest working nine-year-old in the world... Hilary! You go girl! what a trooper.
* Thanks to Kate Smith and her crew at the door and Jan Kay for awesome announcing!
* Thanks to everyone that brought horses so folks would have stuff to look at! Especially Jo Seggie (and MaryJane M.) for coming all the way from Cobden with her horse and also all the mounted games obstacles... what a hoot!
* Thank you, thank you everyone... :) Now I hope to see you all again and even more of y'all at the clinic and fun show in a couple weeks!"

Camilla Willings, president CCPFHA

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