September 16, 2010

The winner of our Cutest Baby Contest Is .....

PATRIOT AV DROMMARNA! She is a Knabstrupper filly that was born on May 30th of this year (by Pegasus vom Niehaus-Hof and out of Nadia).

Congratulations to Dianne Nilson (Baroque 'n Dreams, Anza, CA) - she's the winner of a $50 Gift Certificate with Riding Magazine or any of our advertisers.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo in our Cutest Baby Contest - we had 70 entries!! And thank you to everyone who voted ... we had almost 400 votes!

Don't Miss the WEG on TV

As official network broadcast partner of the World Equestrian Games, NBC TV will broadcast six-and-a-half hours of coverage from the event. It may not seem like much to us equestrian fanatics, but it is described as “the largest major network broadcast of equestrian sport in U.S. television history.” The coverage is spread over the Games’ three Sundays and listed here in Pacific Standard Time. It should be available on local NBC-TV stations throughout the West Coast. Keep reading ...

What are the U.S. Team Horses Up To Before the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games?

by Joanie Morris

It's almost time for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (September 25-October 10) and the American horses and riders are putting the finishing touches on their preparation. Where are they and what are they up to?Keep reading ...

SmartPak's Experts are Heading to WEG
For 16 days, the world’s best riders and equine athletes will gather in Lexington, KY to compete in the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, and SmartPak will be there to welcome them. Keep reading ...

U.S. Jumpers Win Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows

The U.S. Show Jumping team has been picking up victories across Europe and ventured to the far reaches of Western Canada to keep the streak alive. Four of the nation's best riders delivered on a huge stage when the U.S. squad romped to victory at the Spruce Meadows Masters to win the Nations Cup in legitimate company. Keep reading ...

Save the Date! February 3-6, 2011 - Equine Affaire: Fairplex, Pomona

Equine Affaire, the premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to Fairplex on February 3–6, 2011 with another grand “celebration of the horse.” The event’s renowned educational program will include nearly 150 clinics, seminars, and demonstrations by many of the foremost names in the horse industry. Keep reading ...

Winner of Clinton Anderson's Five Day Clinic Sweepstakes Announced

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, a leader in providing quality animal healthcare products, including Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) Power-Dose®, Equi-bits®, Paste, and Canine Dewormer, is pleased to announce the winner of the Safe-Guard® Clinton Anderson Clinic Sweepstakes – Stephanie Druckenmiller from Corpus Christi, Texas. Keep reading ...  

Photo: Stephanie Druckenmiller and her horse, Noel.

Pomegranate Hill Bought By Group of Investors at Auction

Last month, a group of investors bought the beautiful 10.46 acre boarding facility in Rancho Santa Fe. Laura Sakakeeny, previous owner for the past six years, will continue to manage the facility. The trainers and boarders have not been affected by the change in ownership. Currently the property, which includes a residence and potential for future development, is being listed for a great price of $3,111,100 by Caren Kelley of Equestrian Real Estate. For more information on the listing visit or call 858-350-1018.

New Equestrian Campground
Cuyamaca Equestrian Association has prepared a PowerPoint presentation describing the new equestrian campground located at Green Valley Falls. This document includes maps, pictures of each site and recommended rig size. Check it out at

Live Streaming Online Video Provided by Equestrian Life Schedule Change

The live coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic from the talented team at Equestrian Life will begin with the Non Pro Derby on Friday, Sept. 17 at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. PT and resume with the Open Derby on Saturday, Sept. 18 at approximately 2:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 am. PT.

A simple, free registration on Equestrian is all it takes to get exclusive live streaming online access to the cutting-edge coverage of the High Roller Reining Classic.

Equestrian Life also plans to air an edited recap show as part of its television series "The Mane Event" that airs on HRTV (Horse Racing TV) as well as on Equestrian

Roses for a Cure at the Snaffle Bit Futurity
Since 2007, the equine-based Rein in Cancer has raised nearly $300,000 to aid in the fight against cancer. Rein in Cancer first debuted at the National Reined Cow Horse Association's prestigious Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada, and has a brand-new fundraiser planned for 2010, thanks in part to Bob Stevens TKO Ranch. Keep reading ...  

Annual Change Program Fundraiser • September 19

Attention All Horse Lovers! Come one ... come all! Enjoy an Italian Dinner, Wine and Beer at the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Hall (282 South High St, Sebastopol). $20 adults; $10 kids under 12 for advance purchase tickets. 4pm - 8pm. Tickets & info available at: or at Sonoma Marin Veterinary Service (1120 Industrial Ave, Ste 14, Petaluma)

Johannes Beck-Broichsitter Availabe for Lessons • September 22 - October 3

Johannes Beck-Broichsitter (Pferdewirtschaftsmeister FN) from Germany will be in San Diego available for lessons on many of those days. There is the opportunity for him to teach at your facility. He will be teaching at Willow Glen Equestrian Center in El Cajon for many of the days and probably in the Menifee/Temecula area. He is a Grand Prix Dressage trainer, primarily influenced by the Spanish Riding School. He is a talented teacher of any level rider. He also works horses in hand. $75.00 a ride. Auditors are free. His practical book "Lateral Work, for Training a Supple Horse", recently published in German and English, will be available ($38.00). Sue Leslie 619-595-5196 (work) 619-464-8869 (home). A variety of lesson times will be available, perhaps at your facility. Please call anytime for more details.

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair • September 23-26
This year the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair will provide large amounts of fun for horse lovers and their families. Spectators will marvel as they watch the finest draft horses compete in a variety of events including log pulling, hauling, driving, under saddle and halter classes. This horse show of epic proportions will feature gentle giants utilizing their power and versatility in events as old as America itself. Unique draft breeds seldom seen can be viewed at the Barn Tours and Special Breed Pavilion. Keep reading ...

Help Homeless Horses Fundraiser/BBQ • September 25

The Temecula Valley has been especially hard hit by the recession with ranch families losing their homes and leaving horses behind. Well over 100 equine companions have been left abandoned on properties or “set free” in the nearby woods to fend for themselves. Keep reading ...

Spirit of the Horse • September 25
For the first time in the 13 year existence of Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary, this annual benefit will be held at the Sanctuary itself. It’s a little off the beaten path, but well worth the drive to the beautiful hills of the Jalama Valley. There, nearly 200 wild horses live blissfully as remarkable work is done on their behalf from Return To Freedom’s headquarters. Keep reading ...

Ride On's Annual Benefit • September 25
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship will be hosting their annual fundraising event on Sat., Sept. 25th at El Campeon Farms in beautiful Hidden Valley. During this prestigious event, Ride On will be honoring the Conejo Recreation and Park District for their continued support and the unique opportunities that they have provided the community through their wonderful partnership with Ride On. Keep reading ...

Special Show for Special Athletes • September 26
he Kiwanis Club of Warner Center has a made a fall tradition of its Equestrian Competition for Special Athletes. This year’s event, the 17th, is on track to polish that proud legacy. Between 125 to 150 riders from 10 Southern California therapeutic riding programs are expected to strut their stuff at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center. Thanks to the hard work of the Kiwanis Club and the event’s many sponsors, participation is free to all exhibitors, including entry fees, breakfast, lunch, snacks, trophies, ribbons, souvenir t-shirts and photographs. Keep reading ...

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