On March 11th 2009 the Turquoise Trail Wranglers 4-H Club was honored to have Mr. Kyle Partain from Western Horseman Magazine visit our club. Mr. Partain was doing an article on our club for his monthly " Young Horseman" column. Miss Diane Clare conducted a Working Cow Horse Clinic for our club and was assisted by Mr. Henry McKinley and our own Miss Nancy De Santis. We were also honored to have Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Winter who helped us get the arena ready and then helped with our kids in the arena. Following Miss Diane Clare our club had a chance to do some breakaway roping with Mr. Mark Hermeling. It was good to see everyone getting better and better.
Mr. Partain stayed here at our home and we also had some fun taking him and showing him the sights in Santa Fe. He told us he was very impressed with our kids, our club and what we are doing in 4-H to preserve our western heritage. He told us he would like to come back for spring branding and enjoy our hospitality once again. We will let you know when the article comes out. Congratulations Wranglers and well done!
Rick and Nancy
Rick introducing Kyle to some of our Wrangler club families.
Western Horseman Magazine Assoc. Editor Kyle Partain and Turquoise Trail Wrangler 4-H Club leader Rick Iannucci.
Miss Diane and Mr. Henry oversee Wyatt moving his cow.
Cris really working well with her colt "Hollywood".
Mr. Kyle snapping photos for his article while Mr. Henry looks on.
Miss Diane talking to 4-H parents and kids.
Shania going for the horns while Mr. Mark assists.
N' DJamena on "Roper" in good form.