September 30, 2010



Congratulations to Steffen Peters and Ravel!!

by Jennifer Wood for USEF

The brilliant United States dressage duo, Steffen Peters of San Diego, CA, and Ravel, owned by Four Winds Farm and Akiko Yamazaki, won the bronze medal at the FEI World Dressage Championship in the Grand Prix Special. They received a score of 78.542%, the best Grand Prix Special score that they have ever received. It was quite an accomplishment for Peters; an American rider has never won an individual medal since the World Equestrian Games began in 1990. Keep reading ...

Photo: Steffen Peters Celebrates a Bronze Medal. Photo by Shannon Brinkman for USEF.



WEG On TV and Online

Universal Sports and NBC Sports are teaming up to provide fans with the most extensive live television coverage of equestrian sports in U.S. history. NBC Sports will air 8 ½ hours of LIVE coverage on three consecutive weekends, beginning this Saturday at 12 Noon ET. Universal Sports will show more than 15 hours LIVE, including the majority of the show jumping competition. Keep reading ...



Benefits for Horse Industry in Small Business Stimulus Bill

The American Horse Council reports that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law on September 27, 2010. The bill is intended to help small businesses and create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service by a horse business that were originally included in earlier stimulus bills. Keep reading ...



BLM to Gather Stranded Burros in Remote Portion of Mojave Desert

An estimated 20 wild burros in a remote area of San Bernardino County will be gathered within the next week by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The burros were the focus last month of an unusual rescue mission coordinated by the BLM when many of their herd apparently died of dehydration in a mine adit at Fenner Spring in the Piute Mountain Wilderness Area, some 40 miles from the nearest herd management area. Keep reading ...



CDS Championships • Oct. 7-10

The who’s who of the West Coast dressage circuit will be on hand at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center Oct. 7-10 for the 43rd Annual CDS and USDF Region 7 Championship show. As always, there will be a lot going on during this event. It’s also the stage for the GAIG/USDF Breeders Championships West Coast Series Final. The agenda is packed with Horse of the Year competition in myriad divisions. Keep reading ...



Women of Western Art 17th Annual Western Art Show • Oct. 8-10
Oakdale, the self-proclaimed “Cowboy Capital of the World,” will be shaken up by a western art show that will bring the finest works of art into one venue. Provided by the group Women of Western Art, the show will feature some of the finest cowboy art on the West Coast, and provide people a setting to appreciate and purchase beautiful western themed art. Keep reading ...


Woodside Day Of The Horse • Oct. 9

Woodside Day of the Horse celebrates “Holidays on Horseback” at its sixth annual community event on Oct. 9, with a free horse fair in downtown Woodside and a progressive trail ride that is expected to draw more than 300 costumed riders.

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Wild Wild West Casino Night Benefitting Our Combat Injured Veterans • Oct. 9

When: Saturday, October 9, 6:30pm
Where: Sweetwater Farms Party Barn "Dress to Shine Western Chic", 3051 Equitation Lane, Bonita, CA

Celebrating Bonita Equestrian Therapy's 25th Birthday with Nick Popaditch. Tickets $100. Champagne Welcome, Silent Auction, Complimentary Beer & Wine, Banquet Dinner, Cowboy Ron Entertainment, Black Jack, Roulette & Craps.

For tickets, information & sponsorship opportunities call 619-475-9056 or 619-267-7477. We are accepting Donations for the Silent Auction. www.bonitaequestriantherapy.comsweetwaterfarms.@cox.net



Foxfield Jumping Derby & Medal Finals • Oct. 9-10
This weekend of beautifully staged and hotly contested competition is a perennial fall favorite on the Southern California hunter/jumper scene. Saturday starts with the Nedra Diskant Memorial Equitation Challenge, followed by the Foxfield Medal Finals. The fences get higher on Sunday with the Calabasas Saddlery Junior & Amateur Jumping Derby and the finale event, the Jumping Derby, open to pros and amateurs alike. Keep reading ...

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