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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 3 IETHERIDGE HERALD Tuesday, July 25, 1972- POT-LUCK Stron ski appaloosa winner By D'ARCY RICKARD My friends are mostly country people. They never visit me in town. They say they can't find my place. That's a laugh. They say they can't figure out the streets. Ha, that's a joke. You know something? I have a heck of a time finding my way around the country. Always have. The city? Heck, the city's easy. Lots of signs around, you can't gel lost. "Where's the Old Elm Hutterite I says to this geezer in the Magrath Trading Co. "South of Bradshaw." "Where's "Just west of Ririe's sheep pen." To the people in the country, it's easy. They know their way around. For me, finding a particular farm is like looking for a paper clip in a grain elevator. "A mile east and a mile the directions come, and I always end up in Hardieville. Earl Tomlinson never visits me. 'Hell, I couldn't find your house if I had a police he says, milking his cow with one hand and scratching his head with the other. "Nothin' to I says. "There's a street sign on every comer." Do you ever see a sign out in the country? Heav- ens to Betsy, they find their way around the country by looking at rocks, and posts, and sheep sheds, and old dead trees, and old outhouses shot full of holes. You never see a plain old sign in the country. They tell you to go past the cemetery, over the creek, around the bend and over the tracks. And they expect you to get there on time, too. I mean, it's heart-breaking. One time I had to take a couple of work horses from Birdseye Ranch down to Evans Bradshaw's place at Caldwell. I was directed to ride across the Church Ranch and to just keep riding, and to ride for two three hours, or days, till T saw a bridge over the Belly River "and the rest will be easy." How in heck I ever found the place I'll never know. I mean, for a guy that can't get from section 25 to section 20, finding your way across the Church Ranch is a bewildering experience. Show me the way to go home as the crow flew. Five hi'ccds of horses shared the spotlight during the second day of the Lethbridge and Dis- trict Light Horse Show at the Exliibition Grounds. Connie Stronski of Clares- holm, aboard Iron Cap, took the high point appaloosa trophy. Horses entered by the Bill Stronski family took first place in junior western plea- sure, gelding any age and fill- ies two and three years old. Ti Lor Arabians of Leth- bridge copped four firsts In the Arabian section, including native costume, purebred Ara- bian gelding three years and older, English pleasure and purebred stallion three years and older. Brian Schmidt of Medicine Hat took the high point award for Palomino horses, with Vi- vian Goodrich of Lethbridge taking the most silver in the pinto competition. In the lone thoroughbred class, Roxanne Degenstein of Fort Macleod copped first place. The classes for the second day followed by the first and second place winners are: APPALOOSA Fillies, two and three years old: Bill Stronski, Claresholm, Elsie Lumley, Coalhurst. Mares, four years and over: Morgan Wolscy, Edmonton, El- sie Lumley. Stallion, two and Cor Ment, Coalhurst. Stallion, four years and over: Bruce Bullock, Calgary, Doug Warren, Calgary. Gelding, any age: Bill Stronski, Gordon J. Lumley, Coalhurst. Junior Wes- tern Pleasure: Bill Stronski, Bill Stronski. Senior Western Pleasure: Morgan Wolsey, Edmon- ton, Doug Warren, Calgary. ARABIAN Purebred Arabian mare, three years and over: John and May Faber, Ccraldale. Partbred Arabian mare, three years and over: Mar-Sha-La Part Bred Arabs, Taber, Leah Hill, Leth- bridge. Partbred Arabian geld- ing, three years and over: C. L. Van Home, Lethbridge; Dar- rel L. Stone, Cranbrook. Western Pleasure Ray Lycfctnan, Lethbridge, Harold Winters, Milk River. Purebred Arabian Stallion, three years and over: Ti-Lor Arabians, Lethbridge; E. E. Thicssen, Coults. English Plea- Ti Lor Arabians, Lethbridge, Lorraine Hill, Leth- bridge. Arabian Native Costume Ti Lor Arabians, Lethbridge, Lorraine Hill. Purebred Arabian gelding, three years and over: Ti Lor Arabians, Leah Hill. Trail Horse Darrel L. Stone, Mar-Sha-La Partbred Arabs Reining Dan-el L. Stone, Harold Winters. PALOMINO Filly or gelding, two years and over: Brian and Karen Schmidt, Medicine Hat, George Fort Macleod. Best Colored Palomino: Charley Wesley, Granum, Brian and Karen Schmidt. Open per- formance class: Mar-Sha-La partbred Arabs, Cleve B.OSS, Coaldale. PINTO Halter class, mares and geld- ings, two years and over: Vivi- an Goodrich, Lethbridge, E. G. Brookwell, Calgary. Open per- formance class: Vivian Good- rich, Joanne Perlich, Leth- bridge. Indian costume class: Dixie Gray, Lethbridge, Cindy Young, Lethbridge. THOROUGHBRED Open to marcs and geldings, three years old and over: Rox- anne Degenstein, Fort Macleod, Gwen and Dick Ancca, Leth- bridge. Lumley third day winner Saddle horse and pony classes were the performers July 13, the third day of the Lethbridge and district Light II r B e Show. The Suzic Q Memorial Trophy for high point senior perform- ance horse was won by Black Cloud's Blueboy, owned by Gor- don Lumley. This trophy was donated by the Tony Perlich Family, The Roxy Memorial Trophy, donated by the McKenna fam- ily for high point junior horse, won by Iron Cap, owned by Bill Stronski of Claresholm. Results of the clay's events are as follows: SADDLE HORSE AND PONY CLASSES Senior trail horse: Darrel L. Stone, Cranbrook; Doug War- ren, Calgary. Open matched saddle pair: Darrel L. Stone, Joanne Perlich, Lethbridge. Family class: Gordon Ball, Lethb ridge; Bill Stronski, Claresholm. English Hack Class: Gordon Ball, A. S. Kerana, Camnorc. Senior western pleasure: C. L. SNAP THESE UP WHILE THEY LAST 1 ONLY FEED BOX with DELIVERY AUGER ZOOO 1-ONlY 1956 I.H.C. 2 TON with BOX HOIST 800 1952 FORD 2-TON BRAND NEW MOTOR With BOX and HOIST, Only GetYour One Best DeaF Watars Corner 54 St.'fr 4ff- TABER Phone 223-3537 lgst''.Full-Line Ford-Mercury Dealer Van Home, Lethbridge; Darrel L. Stone. Senior stock horse: Gordon J. and Elsie Lumley, Coalhurst. Open parade class: C. M. Pet. erson, Lethbridge; Vera Den- ecky, Lethbridge. Junior har- ness class: Heather Bradley, Barons; E. G. Brookwell, Cal- gary. Half century class: Wal- ter Hyssop, Fort Macisod; George A. Comelson, Brooks. JUNIOn EVENTS Halter class: Hans Hansma and Sons, Granum; Barry Gil- lies, Ferae, B.C. Junior trail ride: Brian Ball, Lelhbridge, Cheryl Shea, Calgary. Junior pleasure horse: P. H. Byam Family, Lethbridge, Hans Hans- ma and Sons. Pony: Loreen Nishikawa, Ma- grath; Dallas Mackle, Kimber- ley. Pony (under 14.2 Mark Passey, Magrath; Hans Hansma and Sons. Junior Eng- lish: Michael Shea, Calgary; Cleve Ross, Coaldale. FOREMOST The 9th meeting of the Short Grass 4-H Beef Club was held recently at the Hoping Commun- ity Center. The pledge was led by Timmy Herbst. The roll call was answered by giving the ear tag number and brand of the member's calf. The 4-H Show was held at the Foremost curling rink. Mrs. Wesley took pictures of the calves. A tour to Waterton was held July 4 and 5. The club camped at the Belly River C a m p- ground, 18 miles south of Wat- erton and went liiking and swimming. The members also toured the lake on a boat. The last moating of the club was held on June 21. The rec- ord books handed in to bo checked. The club would like to thank all those who helped to make the 4-H Show and sale a succets, and all Ihosc who sup- ported the sale. The County ol Forty Mile 4-H clubs will hold an annual 4-H Camp at Elk- water July 10 to 15. .........CLUB REPORTER Dcbbio Leo ;