Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas

2010 has flown by with many changes. Gary showed in Quebec this past summer and thoroughly enjoyed it. AQR has a great facility as well as very well organized which makes the whole process of entering your horse(s) quite easy. We are looking forward to taking our horses there again in 2011.

As most of you know, Gary and I are on the ORHA's OBBO Reining Futurity Committee. This show is held every year during the London Western Fair in mid September. This year was the 19th year and it was a great success. We added some great new sponsors including Continental Saddlery and Ionsons Saddlery. Together they donated a really nice Continental Saddle for the Two Year Old Reining Pleasure Class. We are looking forward to next year's show which is also the OBBO's 20th Anniversary.

We have donated a 1/2 breeding to Genuine Oso to the OBBO Futurity again this year. This means that through the OBBO you may breed your mare for $375.00. Please feel free to contact us for more information. We are standing Genuine Oso to a limited number of approved outside mares. You may also go to the OBBO page on the ORHA's website to see a list of Stallions available for 1/2 price. You will see that Ontario has some very nice, well bred stallions that have proven themselves as sires and money earners.

Gary is currently in the process of recovering from knee surgery. After years of struggling with his knee he finally agreed to have a partial knee replacement done. The challenge at the moment is keeping his mind occupied as he is really missing the barn and his horses.

If you are looking to have a horse trained, we are currently booking into March. Gary has one opening left for March and space is limited for April. Please contact us if you wish to reserve a spot.

Please check out our website, www.gktrainingcentre.com if you are looking to purchase a horse. We currently have some nice young horses for sale that have been well started. Some have already competed in the show pen and are derby eligible and some are ready to be pointed into your specific discipline.

Last but not least, we would like to extend a very heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. May you find joy in your hearts during this time of year.

G & K Training Centre
Gary, Kerri, Jenna and Kendra

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We are back!

It has been sometime since we've posted anything on our blog. There have been a few reasons for this....one has been lack of time. Life has just been so busy with horse shows this past summer as well as my new job keeping me on the run.

Gary and I receive a newsletter from a trainer in California. While we don't read it for the tips, we read it for his very blunt words. This man is an accomplished trainer but it's the way he gives his advice that just puts a smile on my face....He says it like it is...much like Gary. There is nothing Gary hates more than someone who wastes his time. I think we all deal with that in our daily lives....we've had horses for sale in the $5,000.00 - $10,000.00 price range. Someone will come out and try out the horse, tell us they absolutely love it, they've never ridden anything so well trained BUT their budget is maximum $2,500.00 REALLY??? Glad you enjoyed our horse but please DON'T come back.

I find this trainer's newsletter very informative but entertaining as well. That is what I want for our blog. I want you to be entertained but also walk away with some valuable information. We will also keep you up to date as to the happenings around our training centre and in the horse industry. I will be posting articles on various people that have had a positive impact on the horse business. Please feel free to comment or ask questions. We look forward to hearing from everyone.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Summer so far....

It has been a very busy summer so far...I've started a new job and I'm back in sales which I'm very happy about....unfortunately this has not allowed me the time or opportunity to show this summer....But I have great hopes for next year....

Gary and Jabanic have been showing in Quebec this year and really enjoying the facility and the Quebec reining association. Their first time out they placed 2nd with JB showing that he hasn't forgotten a thing. With some fine tuning on their partnership they are back in Quebec this weekend and then heading to Fletchers for their first ORHA show.

Gary has been very busy working on his 3 Year Old and our 2 year olds....Each one of them showing some promise for the show ring.

After some lengthy discussions and a lot of thought, Gary and I have decided to put Nella up for sale. Nella is a 1998 AQHA mare that Gary put extensive training on as a 2 & 3 year old. We showed her extensively as a 3 year old. She was very competitive in WP & HUS and with some tuning up could easily compete at the WHA level or club show level. Over the past few years Gary has also used her to work cattle and she took to that naturally. She is a very well put together mare with a very competitive spirit. The picture shown with this post was taken when she was 2 and I had first purchased her.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

FloraLake MiEbony Gryphon -American Bashkir Curly

American Bashkir Curly horse, Gryphon, professionally trained by Gary.

Check out his video....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For Sale: High Test Pepto by Mr. Roan Freckles

High Test Pepto is a 3 year old gelding by Mr. Roan Freckles out of High Test. He has been lightly started and is ready for his new owner to put the finishing training on him. He has excellent conformation and temperment, a very willing attitude. Mr. Roan Freckles is a NCHA money earner of over $48,000.00 and High Test 1993 Bay Few Spot ApHC mare by High Sign Nugget & out of SW Red Velvet.  'Tess' is both a World Champion Working Cow Horse & a Canadian Supreme Open Snaffle Bit & Reining Futurity Champion.  Her 2001 son by Sugars Plain Remedy, Test This Remedy, is the 2006 World Champion in Jr Working Cow Horse & Snaffle Bit Hackamore Reining. as well as the 2007 CCHBG Super Stakes Open Bridle Champion & Reserve World Champion Non Pro Working Cow Horse. She is also the producer of the MRCHA Amateur Derby Champion & Canadian Supreme Non Pro Reserve Champion Snaffle Bit/Hackamore.


We would like to congratulate Dollar and his new owner! Dollar has headed off to his new home and will really be missed. This great little horse has a new partner and we are sure they will make a great team.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Docs Three On Par

Gary brought some cattle in to work a few horses on...Dollar was one of them. Dollar has cutting bloodlines and reining training. He would be a great competitor in Reined Cow Horse. If you are looking for a competitive horse that loves his job, come and see Docs Three On Par.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2010 Show Season

Well the winter has flown by and we have been working hard getting ready for show season...

Gary will be showing our filly that he purchased from Witt Quarter Horses. "Shoulda Been A Dude" who is eligible for the Ontario Quarter Horse Breeders Futurity, OBBO Futurity, Sired Stakes Futurity and Congress Futurity. "Dude" is a well bred filly and she will be offered for sale later this year.

Gary will also be showing Kings Triple Storm by Kings Peponita Two out of Triples Gal. This nice filly comes from a bloodline that was started by George Coverdale of Coverdale Farms. "Stormy" is eligible for the OBBO Two Year Old Futurity this year.

Stepping back into the ring with Gary is Jabanic by Million Dollar sire, Reminic. JB is happy to be back working and he's ready to show his stuff. JB previously stood 8th in the world in the Limited Non-Pro class, which maintained his ranking within the top ten NRHA standings in Limited Non Pro.

Docs Three On Par will be making his reining debut with Gary this year in Green Horse. "Dollar" is a 4 year old gelding that is currently for sale but has been in training with Gary since his two year old year. He is a very happy horse that just loves to please his rider. It will be a lot of fun to watch this athletic horse go out and show his stuff.

Be Aechs Peppy "Archie" will be Kerri's Green As Grass horse for 2010. Archie has been pushing Kerri to speed up her spins, slides and circles. He's done a great job picking up where Genuine Oso (Dunnie) left off. However, Kerri isn't totally convinced that Dunnie is retired. So you just may see Dunnie make an appearance this summer.

Genuine Oso is standing at stud this year and has been booked to a few mares. G & K Training Centre and Coverdale Farms are looking forward to his first foal crop next year.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Can Am

Come out and see us at the ORHA booth at Can Am in London from March 19 - March 21, 2010. Gary will also be helping out at Ionsons Saddlery.

6 Year Old AQHA Gelding For Sale

Hank is a very pretty grey gelding that stands approximately 15.3hh. He has training in dressage, been used in team penning and recently has had some training put on by Gary. Hank has a great temperment and excellent conformation. He is for sale by a client of Gary's who is heading off to College and also has a foal arriving this spring. Just too many horses. A good home is a must. For more information please feel free to contact us. Price $4500.00 obo.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

OBBO Trots for Slots

Come out for a fun day at Flamborough Downs on Saturday, March 27, 2010. This is a fundraiser for the OBBO Futurity which is held at the London Fair in September. Tickets are $30.00 per person and include the delicious Lunch Buffet.

For more information click on the link below


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1/2 Price Stud Fee!

We are very proud to announce that we have donated a half price breeding to Genuine Oso to the OBBO Futurity. For a limited time, you can breed your Registered Quarter Horse to Genuine Oso for $375.00. Please contact us for more information.

519-794-4715 or email gktrainingcentre@hotmail.com

Monday, February 8, 2010

OBBO Futurity

Gary and I are pleased to announce that we have joined the committee for the OBBO (Ontario Born, Bred or Owned) Futurity. This futurity is run by a group of hard working individuals lead by Harvey Stevens. They are a very dedicated group that have promoted their futurity in a manner that reflects positively for Ontario horses and horse owners. We are very proud to be a part of this group.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Genuine Oso - AQHA Stallion

Genuine Oso will be standing to a limited number of outside mares in 2010. Genuine Oso is a very flashy 15hh red dun stallion with excellent conformation and temperment.
Genuine Oso comes from a long line of Champions at Coverdale Farms. Coverdale Farms was on the AQHA's top 20 Breeders List for North America for breeding Performance Horses and breeders of the American Quarter Horse for 50 years.

As a 3 year old Genuine Oso won the 3 year old Reining at the Ontario Quarter Horse Breeder's Futurity. After being retired for 7 years, Genuine Oso took his beginner rider to the Top 10 for Ontario in the Ontario Reining Horse Association.

Genuine Oso's sire, Oso Triple, has earnings in the Incentive Fund as well as National Snaffle Bit Association. In 1991 he received the Open Performance Register of Merit, He has over 20 AQHA Open Performance points.

His grandsire, Triple Otoe, had 8 AQHA Open Halter Points. Triple Otoe's offspring have over 1500 AQHA Open Performance points, over 1100 AQHA Amateur Performance Points and over 1500 AQHA Youth Performance Points. They also have numerous halter points as well as Performance ROMS. Their AQHA Incentive Earnings are over $40,000.00, National Cutting Horse Assoc. earnings are almost $7,000.00 and National Snaffle Bit Assoc are over $3,000.00. The time and dedication that was put into these proven bloodlines by Coverdale Farms is benefitting the Quarter Horse industry today. With Stallions like Genuine Oso you are not only getting a horse with correct conformation and temperment but you are breeding to a very successful line of Performance horses with a history of proven champions.

Stud Fee: $750.00
For more information please call 519-794-4715 or email mailto:gktrainingcentre@hotmail.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

Next Clinic - February 20, 2010

We are hosting another clinic on February 20, 2010 from 9am - 5pm. (Snow date Feb. 28/10)

Gary will be taking a maximum of 5 horse/rider combinations. Each horse will be ridden and assessed by Gary and their rider will receive individual instruction from Gary. Along with learning from your session, you will be able to watch and learn from every horse and rider.

Your horse will be provided with a large box stall, fresh shavings, hay and water for the day. We will also provide a hot lunch, tea & coffee and snacks for you and a friend.

Bring your horse, tack and a friend for a day of fun and learning. Give your horse a great tune up and a jump on spring. Gary will teach you exercises to work on at home to help you build your desired relationship with your horse. Gary has experience and success in several disciplines so all are welcome.

Fee: $110.00 per horse/rider combination (this includes a pass for a friend)
Deposit is required to reserve your spot.
Please call 519-794-4715 or email gktrainingcentre@hotmail.com

Clinic - January 23, 2010

We had a great day on Saturday. The weather cooperated with a mild and sunny day! Gary and I want to thank everyone who came out. All the riders worked hard and genuinely enjoy their horses. Each one was looking to improve their relationship or just learn more. It was a full clinic with a great group of people and great horses.

Gary sent everyone home with something to work on....the main issue seemed to be control. Gary made some minor tack adjustments and gave everyone some exercises to work on at home. With some time and consistent work, each horse will become the horse their owner is looking for. All of the horses had great temperments, which is something Gary is always telling people to look for when buying their horse.

Please remember we are only a phone call or email away, should you have any questions.

Again, we had a great time and really enjoyed meeting all of you.

Please keep checking our blog as Gary will be having another clinic towards the end of February.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Thank you to everyone for all of your inquiries. The clinic scheduled for January 23, 2010 is now full. We had a great response!

Keep checking our website as Gary will try to schedule another clinic for Feb.