Can-Am 2018

📁 Education, Fundraising, Sponsors 🕔27.April 2018

Another great year at Can-Am!

April 6-8, 2018 – The ORHA booth was a busy place, over the 3 days of the Can-Am Equine Expo. We caught up with old reining friend, meet some of new members and chatted to lots people about the reining; hopefully inspiring to take up the sport. Loris Epis, of Epis Performance Horses) also highlighted reining with his informative daily clinics as well as with the amazing Pas de Deux he performed with Kahla Ishoy during the Evening Extravaganza Friday and Saturday evenings.  This year Loris rode the one and only Wimpys Tinseltown and we want to thank both Loris and John and Sharon Fletcher for promoting our sport so well. Our booth always sees a surge of interested visitors after their performances.

Our annual Raffle was well received, with prizes included a 2018 ORHA Membership, a lesson with Loris Epis donated by Epis Performance Horses, Magnetic Boots donated by the OBBO Committee, an OBBO Hoodie donated by the OBBO Committee, an OBBO vest donated by the OBBO Committee, an ORHA Hat and an ORHA T-shirt. Tickets were sold at the Can-AM and anyone who purchased their 2018 memberships at or before the expo also received a ticket. New this year, we hosted a fun Photo Challenge, asking visitors to snap a picture or selfie at some of our sponsor booths. Pictures were post it to Facebook and anyone who completed the challenge received a free ticket for our Can-Am Raffle. Thank you to all participants, we loved seeing your smiling faces and your creativity. Thank you to our sponsors (Fletcher’s Horse World, Purina Canada, Picov’s Horseman Centre, Brooks Performance Horse Feed, Ionsons Saddlery, Epis Performance Horses)   for getting into the fun spirit of this challenge, we are already looking forward to next year’s challenge. Pictures can be found on our Facebook page or by using #ORHAChallenge.

From the planning to the manning, there is a lot of time and effort that goes into the ORHA booth. So thank you to Mike Munroe, Janna Imrie, Jon Newnham, Terri Purdie, Gavin Purdie, John Purdie, Dan Fletcher and Loris Epis for lending a hand and help us this year. The ORHA is an organization of volunteers; your help is what make it all happen.

The Can-Am Equine Expo provides a special opportunity for the ORHA to really showcase reining not only to the rest of the equestrian community but to the general public as well. I hope that sharing our passion for the sport of reining will inspire others to pick up the reins and join us!

Congratulations to all the ORHA Can-Am Raffle winners.


2018 ORHA MEMBERSHIP – Congratulations to KATIE PATTEN



Amanda Peters –  Magnetic Bell Boots

Carol Ivey –  OBBO Vest

Gail Reid –  OBBO Hoodie

Kelly O’Neil – ORHA T-Shirt

Mike Munroe – ORHA Hat

We will be contacted shortly regarding collecting your prizes.


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Summary: We caught up with old reining friend, meet some of new members and chatted to lots people about the reining; hopefully inspiring to take up the sport.

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