September 23, 2010

LA International Jumping Festival Brings World Class Jumping to LAEC

The LA International Jumping Festival attracts some of the top international show jumping riders, as well as equestrians throughout California. A number of local riders will compete at the five-day show (Sept. 22 – 26).

In addition to the regular competitions throughout the week there is the $50,000 LA International Grand Prix on Saturday evening (Sept. 25) at 7:00 p.m. Besides Olympians and other world-class horses and riders, the opening ceremonies will feature various Burbank youth groups. Musical groups from John Burroughs High School will be featured. The marching band, which is heading to New Orleans in January for the Sugar Bowl will perform, as will the award-winning choir, think Glee! American Idol Paris Bennett will cap off the entertainment before the horses and riders take to the ring. Keep reading ...

Spadone is Solid in the $50,000 Blenheim Fall CSI-W Grand Prix, presented by Cavalor

Press release provided by Blenheim EquiSports

The Guilherme Jorge designed course welcomed twenty-eight horse and rider combinations into Blenheim Farm's covered arena for the $50,000 Blenheim Fall CSI-W Grand Prix, presented by Cavalor, on the evening of September 17th. Seven countries were represented with riders competing for the top prize as well as points on the World Cup leader board. Four jumped clean in the first round to earn a spot in the jump-off, but it was the East Coast pair of Michelle Spadone and her talented mare Melisimo who presented spectators with the only double-clear ride of the night for the win. Keep reading ...

Photo: Michelle Spadone and Melisimo. Photo ©

83 Ponies Available

Word has it 83 ponies will be for sale Oct. 9 at Mike’s Livestock Auction in Riverside County’s Mira Loma. Information on what kind of ponies or what they were trained for was unavailable, but for sure this is a huge number of equines of any size to sell at one time. Given the end of summer timing, there’s a good chance they are ponies raised for sweeps, camps or other endeavors catering to young kids. The monthly auctions at Mike’s usually start at 6 p.m, but the Oct. 9 event may begin earlier to accommodate these above average numbers. Visit for the latest schedule updates. We hope enough people can step up to help these little guys find decent homes.

Galway Downs International Three-Day Event Lures Riders From Both Coasts

Top riders from both the West Coast and the East Coast are preparing their horses for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event on Nov. 4-7, featuring the first CCI3* ever held in California. Kristi Nunnink, of Auburn, Calif., and Tamra Smith, of Hemet, Calif., who claimed first and second places in the 2009Galway Downs CCI2*, are two of the West Coast riders planning to contest the CCI3* this year. And half a dozen riders from East Coast are expected to load their horses on a cargo plane in Baltimore and fly them to Los Angeles in order to compete. Keep reading ...

FHCSC Hosts 10th Annual KFPS (Dutch) Friesian Inspection • Oct. 1-2

The finest Friesian horses in North America will be pitted against each other to win top honors and titles as the FHCSC (Friesian Horse Club of Southern California) hosts the KFPS (Dutch Friesian Studbook) inspection in beautiful Galway Downs located in the Temecula Valley. Over 100 mares, geldings, stallions and foals will be inspected by site judges and will fight to earn the coveted STER status, a great honor for this magnificent and graceful breed. Keep reading ...

West Coast Reining Futurity & Derby Horse Show • Oct. 1-3
The other day I was going about my life when I received a call from a friend. Excitement in my voice quickly turned to sadness when I heard the news. She has breast cancer. The statistic is that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When I would look around at my close girlfriends I always thought that statistic was meant for another group of friends, not my friends. We were healthy, strong, and still very active chasing kids and riding horses ... but cancer doesn’t discriminate. This horrible disease hits you without warning and it changes lives forever. Keep reading ...

Armstrong Feed & Supply
Customer Appreciation Day • Oct. 2

10% Off Storewide!*
All Sack Feed - $1.00 Off
Ace Hi Hay Pellets - $6.50
Purina Equine Senior - $15.99
Dog Food - Buy 1 get 1 50% Off

8:00 am - 6:30 pm • 28520 Cole Grade Rd, Valley Center, CA
760-749-2223 •

*Not valid on sale items, or other offers

Horse'n'Around Event: A Day of Horse Activities and Fun • Oct. 2

The fifth annual Horse’n’Around Event will soon be underway at the Moreno Valley Equestrian Center, which promises to be a fun day chock-full of activities for equestrians large and small. Sponsored by the Trailseekers of Moreno Valley, this day long event will be fun, informative and best of all, free! Get there early because free goodie bags will be handed out until they are gone. Keep reading ...

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