Trail Class Schooling Show

October 2022

On October 22 the Emerald Empire Arabian Horse Club sponsored a Trail Schooling Show at Tibbs Arabians. The show had three different themed divisions of competition: "Pretty in Pink," "Spooktacular," and "Let's Get Ranchy." Each theme dictated the decorations for the various trail courses. Flat ribbon awards were given to each of the class winners and halters were awarded to the high scoring individuals for the day. Debbie Reynolds put forth the high score for the 19 & over walk/trot division with a score of 76, Laurie Tibbs earned a high score of 66 in the Adult Rookie division and Barbara Tibbs scored a 77 for a high score for the Adult Seasoned competitor division. The courses were challenging yet attractive. It was a fun day with a bunch of fun people.

Monday Night Trail Class Schooling

August through October 2022

Monday nights from mid-August until weather or waning interest dictated an end, Barbara and Laurie Tibbs hosted the EEAHC trail class schooling classes from 6:00pm free to all EEAHC members and $5.00 equipment fee for all others. Participants work each session on the fundamentals of trail course work. English, western, or in-hand participants were welcome as well as all breeds. Because this was so popular, we added a Tuesday morning session. We also picked up some new members.

Boundary County 4-H Trail Clinic

August 2022

Boundary County 4-H Horse Leaders asked Barbara to give a trail clinic to prepare their youth for their upcoming 4-H horse show. We traveled to Bonners Ferry Idaho and worked with approximately 10 members at all levels of ability. They worked on opening a rope gait, walk over poles, trot over poles, backing between poles, and other basics. In return for our time, the leaders' council donated to the Emerald Empire Youth group.

Bonner County Fair Booth: Red, White, and Bloom

August 2022

EEAHC members brought the Arabian Horse presence to the Bonner County Fair in Sandpoint, Idaho. During the four day exhibit, fair attendees were introduced to members' horses through a continuously running slide presentation, photos displayed through the booth and numerous informational handouts about the Arabian Horse.

4-H County Horse Judging Contest

May 2022

Tibbs Arabians and members of the EEAHC provided riders for ranch riding, western equitation, showmanship, and Arabian geldings for the Bonner County 4-H horse judging contest.The EEAHC has consistently provided area 4-Hers with quality representatives of the Arabian breed at county events.

Western Dressage Clinic

April 2022

We finished up a wonderful educational experience with talented clinician Jeanne Montelius-Gaudreau over this past weekend. The Dressage/Western Dressage clinic sponsored by the Emerald Empire Arabian Horse Club (EEAHC) was held at Shadowland Sport Horses in Sandpoint, ID over the weekend of April 22-24. The clinic kicked off with an informative hands on introduction to terms associated with the Dressage disciplines for clinic participants and auditors on Friday evening with pizza provided by the EEAHC. Saturday and Sunday were packed with individual and group lessons. It was amazing to see such engagement and advancement by all who attended. Jeanne's clear and easy to understand instruction made for huge improvements in all of the riders and horses who attended. A huge thank you to Jeanne Montelius-Gaudreau, Roxane Conrad at Shadowland Sport Horses, and all of those who participated in this terrific event. Thank you to the Emerald Empire AHC for continuing to sponsor such high caliber learning experiences!

Horse Judging Seminar

April 2022

We had a fantastic turn out at the Introduction to Horse Judging Contests Seminar this past weekend. At big THANK YOU to all who attended and helped out with our event. Between 35-40 people attended the four hour event.

This was a great opportunity for those who were preparing for their 4-H judging contests! Barbara and Laurie Tibbs, both long time 4-H leaders and Arabian Youth Club leaders as well as former judging team members themselves, hosted and conducted the Judging Clinic. Both trained and coached numerous State and National Champion youth judges over the years.

They gave an overview of what judging contests involve, as well as a thorough demonstration on conformation judging, discussion of oral reasons, and ended with some practice halter classes.

Participation was free to all youth and adult horse enthusiasts.

Horse Judging Clinic/Contest

June 1, 2019

With help from Roxzene Bockstruck and Angela Turnbaugh who supplied horses and Denise Cummings who worked as our official judge, Barbara and I hosted a judging clinic and contest. This was held for all interested youth and adults in the area and was attended by 4-H members who were preparing for the state contest as well as youth interested in joining the EEAHC youth Arabian Horse Judging team. We discussed conformation judging, performance judging, and giving oral reasons. Then we had a mini contest consisting of half Arabian mares, half Arabian Geldings, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, and Western Horsemanship. We had an enthusiastic, bright group of judges who participated.

Bonner County Fair Booth

August 21 - 24, 2019

We had a great time at the Bonner County Fair promoting the Arabian horse and getting to visit with old friends and meeting new friends at our booth. Lots of young boys and girls came by and picked up "Arabian Horse Color" charts and the "Ideal Arabian Horse" flyers. We got to see horse enthusiasts throughout the week, and we handed out coloring sheets, horse word searches, and horsey "Mad Libs." Can't beat a whole week of talking about the Arabian Horse.

Lakeside Assisted Living Visit

October 9, 2019

We enjoyed an afternoon with a group of residents from Lakeside Assisted Living. They had a wonderful time petting noses, watching horses perform in the arena, and some reminiscing about horses and other animals they had in past years. Of course, the horses enjoyed the attention and were happy to entertain their visitors.

Trail Basics Clinic Benefitting the EEAHC Judging Team

October 12 & 13 2019

What a wonderful weekend with great horses and riders. Thank you so much to all of the riders and auditors who participated in the EEAHC Trail Basics Clinics held at Tibbs Arabians in Sandpoint, ID and The Busy Bee Ranch in Spokane, WA. The clinic proceeds benefit the EEAHC 2020 youth Judging team. Although the air was a bit crisp in both locations, we all stayed dry. Two dozen riders and horses all progressed by leaps and bounds. By the end of each day participants completed an entire trail class with all of the elements learned throughout the clinic. Special thanks to Fawna Sunshine Huffman and her daughters, Jennifer Kuster and her daughter, Laurie Tibbs, the owners of the Busy Bee Ranch, all of the riders and auditors who helped make the weekend a Huge success!