Note from the Editors

May issue is now out!

Thank you to all of our contributors and advertisers last month for your support and a special thank you to Fern Valley Appaloosas for choosing to be our inaugural cover!  As new owners the support and outreach from everyone has been a wonderful welcome and appreciated! Thank you as well to all the Clubs and Associations for welcoming us and continuing to send in all your club and event news, you help us keep our readers and riders informed and connected. You all are a huge part of what makes Saddle Up our horse communities magazine!  

This month we have some great articles and new features in the magazine that we are excited to introduce, we hope you enjoy the May issue and we welcome your stories and photos anytime! 

Happy Riding!  Tass and Ruby

This Month we are featuring on the May cover Equitop Farm @

Stallion Photo by Johane @ Janelle

Equitop Farm is a multi-generation family owned farm that prides itself in fine horsemanship, built on over thirty years of standing stallions at stud they provide select stallions for performance and temperament to breed for the North America market. They want to help you achieve your goals through partnership with a horse that will bring you joy, or by providing select bloodlines for your future star!  The May cover features Hanoverian stallion Casparo one of their stallions standing at stud for 2024, available with their other Hanoverian stallion Quidam Blue and Westphalian stallion Mr Lou. Offering High Quality Stallions and Services, the farm is located in the Prairie Parkland region of Central Alberta Canada, and is owned and operated by the Brinkmann’s. Breeding Info: 780 608-0160 Horse Inquiry: 780 679-2147 Email:

May 2024

Featured Articles

6   Improve Cooperation, words for your horse

8   Tack & Style

10  Salmon Arm 2024 55+ BC Games

11  Feature Destination, Barkerville

12  Artists Corner

13  Black Gold

14  AjPHA Youth World Games

16  The 8 Habits

18  Researching Infertility

Our regulars

19  Young Riders

20  Top Dog

22-25  Clubs and Associations

27  Events + Club Hub

29  On the Market

30  Rural Roots

31  Shop & Swap

31  Stallions + Breeders

Chilcotin Holidays

Past Issues