Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
INQUIRi AIOUT THE PRE-CHRISTMAS HAWAII CRUISE ABOARD THE 'ARCADIA', DEC. MO, 1973 14 DAYS FROM For further information and contact ART WIUIAMS TRAVEL Contra Village Mall UUphono 32S4201 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Thursday, July PAGES 13 TO 24 IfTHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Uvol 7th Stroot Shopping Moll Uthbridgt, Alborta (403) 32S-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES 100 riders vie for trophies in performance, showmanship About 300 entries from 100 riders competed for show- trophies at the third day of the Lethbridge Exhibition Light Horse Show. Staged at the outdoor show- ring south of the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion in almost ideal conditions, Judge Roger R. Ruetenik of Vermilion, Ohio, rounded out 18 classes with local riders collecting the majority of the trophies and ribbons. Announcer Gordon Ball of Lethbridge said the 1973 en- try list is the largest on rec- ord. Davey Perlich, son of Tony and Joanne Perlich of Leth- bridge who won't be four years old until the end of the month, won merit ribbons and stole the show competing in a halter and riding class for children under 11 years. Mr. Ruetenik said he was surprised at the high quality of the horses and riders. A, man with judging ex- perience at many horse shows throughout North Am- erica, Mr. Ruetenik said the better riders in the Leth- bridge show compare favor- ably with riders any place he has judged. The judge claimed many of the youth class competitors rode very capably during the show. At least two local rid- ers would- stand a good chance at the U.S. national youth competitions in Texas later this summer. He said there is no question that there is a continual ex- pansion in the interest of horsemanship, e s p e c i ally among girls. Trophies were handed out equally, with only one double winner picked by the judge. Hank Frey, of Medicine Hat, on his own horse won the senior trail class while Lori Varzari of Lethbridge aboard a Ti Lor Arabians mount won hack Class for those 18 years and older. Mr. and Mrs. Roy McLean, of Pekisko, Alta., won the open matched pairs competi- tion with Gayle Perry, of Coaldale, aboard her own horse, won the senior western pleasure class. Sam Lumley, on a Gordon Lumley horse, claimed the senior stock horse class with C. M. Peterson, of Lethbridge, winning the open parade class on his own horse. Donna Pavan, of Leth- bridge, took top honors in the ladies side saddle compe- tition with her father's horse with the Gordon Ball family of Lethbridge winning the family class. Heather McLellan, of Mid- napore. won the junior harness class with her horse while Walter Hyssop, of Fort Mac- leod, rode.his horse to vic- tory in the. half century class (for entrants more than 50 years In junior competitions, Tracey Erickson of Leth- bridge rode a Dixie Gray horse to victory in the halter class while Michael Shea, of Caigary, took the junior trail ride on his horse. Maxine McKenna, of Leth- bridge, won the junior west- ern pleasure competition on her horse while Mike Mackie of South Edmonton, rode a Dallas Mackie horse to vic- tory in the pony class for rid- ers 11 years and under. Joan Pavan, of Lethbridge, won the pony class 'for en- trants 14 years and under with her father's horse with Brian Ball, of Lethbridge, claiming top spot in junior English pleasure with his horse and Michael Shea, of Calgary, winning the junior reining class with his horse. Record price received for champion 4-H bull A record per pound liveweight was paid Wednes- day for the grand champion at the Lethbridge and District 4-H Beef Sale. Some 15 clubs sold 360 ani- mals at the Exhibition Pavil- ion. Willie Balog of'Milk River claimed from Leth- bridge businesses Province Livestock and High Grade Livestock to establish an all- tune high for this sale. Ron Motycha of Raymond sold the reserve grand cham- pion of the show to Perlich Bros. Auction Market for 79 cents a pound. The animal brought Joe Perlich, who headed the list of five auctioneers in- cluding Bob Balog of Leth- bridge, Gerry Hammon of Pic-' ture Butte, Keith Erdman of Fort Macleod and Ken Miller of Lethbridge, said the sale featured more crossbred calves and exotic calves than any other sale in Lethbridge 4-H activities. He claimed Canada's new Suffield gas survey starts E. S. P. FOX Certified Dental Mechanic FOX (Uth.) DENTAL LAB LTD. 204 Medical Dental Phone 3274565 The mapping of a probable natural gas bonanza at Suf- field is under way. The first drill in an .explor- ation program sponsored. by the Alberta government this week probed its way towards a reserve estimated at up to four trillion cubic feet an amount that would add 10 per cent to the province's total reserves. But just when 2nd how the field will be exploited is not certain. It is within a square-mile military training block administered by Can- ada and now being used in part by British army units. Negotiations are not yet completed with the federal government for the province to take over the surface rights. Even though it con- trols virtually an the sub- surface, Alberta still had to seek permission from Otta- wa to initiate its explorations. The federal government is making its own study which will also probably affect the bargaining. Nor has the province de- cided how to develop the field once it gains full access. Pre- mier Peter Lougheed has out- lined three ploitation by a Crown cor- poration, by a public com- pany offering shares to Al- bertans or by existing pri- vate gas companies. He estimated earlier this year the field could generate more than billion in bene- fits to Albertans. Meanwhile, a Medicine Hat company, Whitco Drilling Ltd., has started the first of 27 wells it will drill this sum- mer under a con- tract. The company will also bid on the remaining 50 wells to be drilled this winter to complete the million ex- ploration. "A little juggling with our schedules" has enabled the company to stay out of the way of military operations, manager Al Whitteron Wednesday. grading system and the trend to bigger and longer red meat cattle was the reason for the shift from domestic breeds such as Hereford and Aberdeen-Angus. The winners of dub com- petitions, the buyers of the club champion and the price are: Janet Corey of the Leth- bridge-Coaldale club, Bridge Farm Centre, 53 cents per pound; Linda Akitt of Barons, Butte Feeds Ltd. of Picture Butte, 52 cents per pound; Rae Jackson of Cardston, Granite Ranch of Cardston, 54 cents per pound. Joan Barnett of Del Bonita, Ericksen's .Family Restaur- ant, 49 cents per pound; Evan Doenz of Warner, Dave's Trucking of -Warner, 60% cents per pound; Kobert Friehaut of Park Lake, Leth- bridge Lockers and Seafoods, 56 cents per pound; Chris Haney of Lethbridge North- ern dub, Butte Feeds Ltd., 57 cents per pound. Jack Koenen of Turin, Butte Feeds Ltd., 53 cents per pound; Joanne Brusca of Readymade, Canada Safeway Ltd., 50 cents per pound; Dale Gruninger of Magrath, Fort Macleod Auction Market, 52 cents per pound; Peggy Hirsche of Wrentham, Erick- sen's Family Restaurant, 52 cents per pound; Mitch Mer- rill of Hillspring, Super Sales and Service of Lethbridge, 50% cents per pound; and Monika Janhsen of McNally, Lethbridge Lockers and Sea- foods, 51% cents per pound. The Willie Balog grand champion was Milk River 4-H Beef'Club champion and the Ron Motycha reserve grand champion was the Raymond 4-H Beef Club champion. V of L fall semester enrolment deadline Aug. 3 DR. R. S. 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Enrolment for the 1972 fall semester was students. Registrations to July 6 show 467 new applications for ad- mission, the same number of students as last year. ASTRO REALTY LTD. on t delay 1ft u5 your 'odoy 3NE 328- 7743 ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC SdrMrtx 222 SHi St. S. Phone 328-4095 Available Now! 9 Blossom Set Seedless Set for tomatocy and! CVdttUDCfl. ALSO: Liquid Fertilizer fish Food EVerlacting Rower Seed Collection 327-5747 FRACHE'S ROWER SHOP 322 otn SfUMt Home hi the saddle the Balls, horse show circuit followers Balls9 love of horses started early By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer When a family competes as a unit for the love of a sport, winning first place adds a bit of honey to the icing and that's just.what happened for the Gordon'Ball family Wed- nesday. Gordon and Vera, who grew up with and were brought to- gether by horses, combined with daughter Bonnie and son Brian to win the family dass at the annual Lethbridge Ex- hitibion Light Horse Show. The Ball children, both ex- perienced horsemen in their own right, reflect back to their parents for their love of horses and horse shows. As in Vera's case, the chil- dren started competing in horse shows as soon as they could handle a horse. Gordon, although used to riding horses in the Lethbridge district at an early age, wandered the amateur rodeo circuit when he was younger and he still par- ticipates in the Southern Al- berto roping circles when not competing for trophies and ribbons in horse shows throughout the South. The love of horses and horse competitions strengthen- ed after their marriage. Al- though living in Lethbridge, they kept an acreage outside the city to graze their ani- mals. When the children came along, horses and pablum went hand in hand. "Gordon and I have had horses or been dose to horses all our lives and it has been the same for our says Vera. "Bonnie was only five years old when she first competed 4n a show in Calgary. Brian about the same age and they have been going strong ever since." "It gives them a goal to work for and keeps their minds says Vera. "I have never bad the prob- lem of the kids saying 'I've got nothing to do.' The horses have provided them with a place to vent their energy." Being an avid horse4oving family isn't just a once in awhile project. Either as a group or individually, shows and competitions usually start in April and wind up in No- vember. Vera says all or part of the family is on the go nearly every weekend. Both the children now fill in show dates on a calendar and the schedule for the fam- ily is worked out. Gordon is usually with the group when not busy at his job with CP Bail When not grooming or rid- ing horses, the family is occu- pied with sewing or leather- work tiie gals make riding outfits and the guys make leather harnesses and other pieces of equipment for the shows. Vera, who is responsible for packing the family camper end cooking all the meals, says if everyone didn't pull his share, they just wouldn't be able to go. Both children agree they are lucky their parents can help them in their activities and can encourage them. Brian says he has learned most of his horsemanship from his father and mother, supplementing his knowledge with some stints at a stable or riding school. Brian will likely continue in active competition while Bon- nie feels she may follow the rodeo circuit, enjoying ladles barrel racing. likely ride horses until I can't get on says Bonnie. With., both children likely to leave home soon, Vera and Gordon are looking tor new challenges to occupy their time. They want to buy a couple of cutting horses to begin a new type of competi- tion. Certified Dental Mechanic BLACK, iCK DENTAL UH AMDKAl DMTAL BIDO. Uwer level 327.2122 Beat The Heat! ADMIRAL B.T.U. AIR CONDITIONERS While They Last LETHBRIDGE APPLIANCES 905 3rd! 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