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Horsing around at Lazee G Ranch’s open house

by Garrett Fodor

The warm weather and spring air attracted hundreds of area individuals out to Lazee G Ranch to participate in the third annual “Horse Day” showcase and fundraiser on Sunday.

  During the event, the Lazee G grounds were open to public so visitors were able to experience life on the farm for a day.

Attendees were treated to pony rides, and also had the opportunity to participate at educational stations where they could learn about horses, saddles, hoof care, and other farm animals, from ducklings to goats.

  The local ranch’s Silver Stars Drill Team, Rising Stars Drill Team, and Vaulting Performance Team took turns entertaining the crowd throughout the afternoon. The performances allowed for an up close and personal look at the over 20 horses on the grounds.

Hanna Colenutt, an instructor at Lazee G, runs the Silver Stars Precision Drill Team. Colenutt said Lazee G enjoys giving back to the community after all the support they’ve received throughout the years.

The open house was a fundraiser. The $1 and canned good collected from each visitor as admission will be donated to the Windsor Food Bank.

  “It is what we’ve done in the past and whatever we collect, we send to the Windsor Food Bank. We like to give back to the community and that is the charity we chose, being from Windsor,” Colenutt said.

  While the event was held rain or shine, Colenutt believed the warm and sunny weather helped attract a large, fun, and energetic crowd.

  Colenutt said Lazee G hosts the event in April as the riders are itching to perform and show off their abilities and horses before their busy show season starts in the summer.

  The event was the first performance of the season for the Silver Stars Drill Team, who will head to Service School later this year. This educational experience will allow them to work with the RCMP in learning more drill training and drill competition. They will also be able to work with some of the police horses as well.


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