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Chautauqua Saddle Up

CHAUTAUQUA SADDLE UP

Date: June 22, 2019

Location: Stirling (Stirling Silver Saddle Club)

Schedule: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Trainers Bio -

Jeremy Howes - Winner of 2019 People’s Choice Award
I'm Jeremy from Rosemary AB, I haven't been in the horse training career for a lot of years but I enjoy every aspect of it, I work full time at a feedlot so Iv almost always have either a problem horse im trying to work through an issue with or a young/ green horse who just needs to be developed into a honest reliable mount, I feel like my calm and down to earth approach has brought me a lot of success when working with horses, I try not to put time limits on myself or the horse each of of them is as different as each of us some need more time than others, I like a horse to leave me at a place their owners can trust they can carry on without issues .

TC Langmuir - Winner of the 2019 30-Day Colt Challenge

TC is 23 years old, born and raised in High River AB. TC grew up immersed in the show jumping industry and also the competitive rodeo world. TC remembers being able to work the reins on a horse before his own two feet. He swung a leg over his first colt at 13 years old when he met a cute girl living down the road. With driving a few years away and a bike ride out of a question TC turned to the green broke mares standing in his parent’s field. Eventually these horses turned out to be some of his first broke saddle horses. During high school he participated in high school rodeo as well as other amateur rodeo associations specializing in the saddle bronc and bull riding. TC also took every opportunity to team rope when he could, alongside working on his own project horses at home. After high school he graduated to a riding job at a small feedlot/cow calf operation west of his home town. There he learned about working ranch horses and training horses to work for the modern cowhand. These skills he has only just began to perfect. TC earns his income riding colts mixed in with various jobs, usually involving him being horseback. He currently runs his own training service taking in a select few client horses as well as having a mobile aspect, bringing horsemanship to the homes of many southern Alberta horse owners.

Jocelyn Giesbrecht -

Jocelyn is 20 years old, born and raised in southern AB and resides near New Dayton. You can find her either riding or working at one of her many jobs. Jocelyn has developed her love for animals at an early age but has a special fondness for horses. She has many notable achievements including, the Rocking Heart Ranch Weanling Competition where she took Reserve and Grand Champion consecutively. She loves to go to barrel racing jackpots and open shows where she has collected numerous prizes, trophies, buckles, and ribbons. She has also won the Cardston Heritage Days Extreme Cowboy Challenge champion 2 years in a row. Over the years she also has done a significant amount of horse training including starting colts of her own and outside horses, she’s always taking lessons and attending clinics to grow her knowledge and abilities. Jocelyn has many aspirations and dreams involving horses. She has a huge kind heart, and a bright future. She is very grateful for her sponsors at Skyline Travel Centre and all the people who have supported her along the way

Alie Massie -

Ali Massie owns and operates Buckskin Ali Horsemanship located in Fort Steele, BC. She specializes in colt starting and problem solving. Ali developed a passion for horses at a young age. Training her first horse at the age of 15. Since then, Ali has been continuing her education daily by reading books, watching movies and going to several clinics. She has been to numerous Jimmy Anderson clinics. She has also been fortunate enough to learn about reining with her amazing couch Wanda Dee Haddad-Thompson. Ali has been taught by one of her mentors that, soft hands plus feel and timing, is the key to horsemanship. She can often be found teaching her students to “quiet their hands” and “quiet their feet”. Ali believes that working horses is not a job, it’s a passion."

Luke Tenycke -

I am 26 years old, was born and raised in southern Alberta and have rode since I could walk pretty well.  When I was around 12 I went through a stint of wanting to be a bull rider, around that time I became my dad's "crash test dummy" for colts he didn’t wanna get piled off of.  Under his guidance I put the first rides on a few colts for people he worked with, shortly after I started a pair of welsh ponies.  I began coming to the work with my dad at a feedlot on weekends on the ponies and whatever colts/problem horses came my way.  At around 14 I had a summer job starting colts and halter breaking colts for a guy in preparation for a horse sale.  That summer I started a dozen colts, and none gave me any trouble.  The next couple summers I worked at a feedlot and rode some horses for folks.  I then realized that I could get along with pretty much any horse regardless of the troubles they may have gave their owners/previous riders.  Horses that were supposed broncs had little or no interest in trying to turf me, and the ones I got fresh starts on, people couldn't believe what I could get done on them in a couple short rides.   At 17 I got kicked out of school and went to work at a feedlot full time, since then I've always had a client horse or two on the go.  In the last couple years, having a lack of facilities I have offered a mobile training service, so clients can see the work I do instead of blindly hoping for the best and only pay for work done instead of assuming they got rode some in a months time, my mission being to right other trainers wrongs and provide solid starting points for green colts.  My top priority in training is providing a positive experience for the horse, by knowing what to ask for and how to ask for it.

Rod Olsen -

Rod grew up in Southern Alberta along the “Cowboy Trail,” in the small community of Leavitt, Alberta. There, he and his wife Jackie are raising their 6 children who are 5th generation on his Family’s Homestead. 

Horses have always been a big part of his life. He grew up following in the footsteps of his Trainer Father, Dee Olsen. He started his first colt at the age of 8 and from there his passion for making good horses grew. In the summer of ’71, Dee invited Ray Hunt up to Canada and Rod learned early on that there was a better way. Following in the manner of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, Rod learned that when working with horses respect, patience, and a gentle hand go a long way in developing a trusting, confident and willing partner. As a husband and a father, these qualities have carried over into his family life. 

Rod has developed a training program that is based on helping horse and rider reach their greatest potential. He’s an accomplished Farrier and Horseman, training horses for a variety of disciplines. There’s one thing that all of Rod’s horses have in common, and that’s a great start. His love of his trade is evident in that he never tires of the challenges. His motto is, “leave ‘em better than you found ‘em”. He lives by this principle whether it be towards the human kind or the four legged. In relation to the horse, sometimes this comes in small successes with time, but Rod believes in “doing the right things first”, and laying a solid foundation to build on. 

Rod is the 2011 and 2013 winner of the Canadian Colt Breaking Challenge as well as the 2014 winner of the Rocking Heart Ranch Colt Starting Competition. The following year he had the privilege of judging this competition. In 2017 Rod won the Horse3  NAERIC Trainers Challenge in Brandon, Manitoba.


Horse Auction Information

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CB Cappy’s Buster

CB Cappy’s Buster

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Jeremy Howes

Jeremy Howes

TC Langmuir

TC Langmuir

Jocelyn Giesbrecht

Jocelyn Giesbrecht

Luke Tenycke

Luke Tenycke

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CB Bella Chex

CB Bella Chex

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CB Cappys Baily

CB Cappys Baily