October 28, 2010



NorCal Medal Finals Showcases Equitation Riders

Press release provided by LEG Up News

It isn't over until it's over, and this is something all riders and medal finalists in particular know well: even the strongest favorite can drop a rail, miss a lead or just have an off day. Such was the case at the NorCal Medal Finals, where the leaders of two of the four finalists at the show made one wrong move that cost them the title. Keep reading ...



Las Vegas International: Equestrian Sport and Vegas Vavoom in November

Ready for some equestrian action, Vegas style? Book your hotel suite now at the South Point Hotel & Casino and see some real action at Blenheim EquiSport's Las Vegas National. The excitement is not only live in the Equestrian Arena but also on a closed circuit channel in your room's 42" plasma TV. And that is just the beginning. Keep reading ...



Stark is On Course for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

Ian Stark, the cross-country course designer for the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, says that he’ll be easy to find during the cross-country day, on Saturday. “I’ll be the one hiding in the corner, sweating all day,” said Stark with a laugh. “To be honest, you feel pretty ill with anxiety the entire day, until the last horse is home safe.” Keep reading ...



Five East Coast Riders Heading to Galway Downs International Three-Day Event

A field of riders and horses from all around the country is ready to start in the CCI3* at the Galway Downs International Three-Day Event on Nov. 4-7. This will be the first time a CCI3* has ever been offered on the West Coast, and five riders from the East Coast are bringing their horses to California to compete against the best of the West. Keep reading ...



Calling All Vendors! HITS 2011 Winter Circuit Vendor Applications Are Now Available!

HITS, Inc. is pleased to announce that vendor applications for the 2011 HITS Ocala, HITS Thermal, and HITS Arizona winter show circuits are now available for download at HitsShows.com.

The HITS Winter Circuits in Florida, California and Arizona are some of the most well-attended horse shows in the United States, attracting thousands of exhibitors from all corners of the show-jumping world. Thanks to the recent ground-breaking news that HITS will once again host a $1 Million Grand Prix and introduce an all-new $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, HITS expects that the 2011 HITS Winter Circuits will be more popular than ever as riders attempt to get a head start on qualifying for these epic events. Keep reading ...



New AERC Members Eligible for Heart Rate Monitor Drawing
For trail riders who wish their rides didn’t end at five or 10 miles, endurance riding is the perfect next endeavor. “Our rides range from 25 to 100 miles, and our motto is ‘to finish is to win’,” said American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) Executive Director Kathleen Henkel. “Many fit trail horses are certainly capable of finishing one of the shorter distance rides, and the satisfaction that riders get from completing an AERC ride is incomparable.” Keep reading ...


Free Clinic to All NorCal Members

Please join us for this year's clinic at Leone Equestrian Center. This is a free clinic to ALL NorCal Members. This year we will offer two 2-day sessions open to all Professionals, Juniors and Amateurs. There will be a total of 6 groups with 7-8 riders in each group. The groups will be filled based on a lottery system by preferred jumping height. Each applicant will be notified by November 10, 2010 as to whether or not you got into the clinic.

NorCal will only accept ONE application per rider. Forms are due no later than November 5th and MUST be mailed only - no faxes or hand deliveries. 2010 Clinic Application



Horse Expo • Nov. 2nd

The Equine Center is ramping up for its annual Horse Expo, an educational evening that is free to horse owners and enthusiasts. It takes place at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, and will feature presentations on cutting edge science and technology as it applies to veterinary care for horses. Over 30 equestrian vendors are expected to be on hand and the event will continue its tradition of great door prizes.

For more information, call 805-541-6367 or visit www.theequinecenter.com.


Las Vegas National Horse Show • Nov. 3-7

The $50,000 CSI-W Grand Prix World Cup qualifier is the big ticket item at this show, but there is plenty of excitement and prize money at the national levels, too. The $30,000 Speed Classic, the $10,000 Welcome Jumper Classic and an always popular Gambler’s Choice are sure to be crowd pleasers. A full slate of amateur and open hunter and jumper classes also awaits. All the action takes place at the South Point Hotel & Casino and the super savvy Blenheim EquiSports crew is at the management helm, assuring a smooth show and a good time for all.

Visit www.blenheimequisports.com for more information.


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