September 15, 2011



A Steffen Peters Sweep at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions

Steffen Peters went six-for-six at the 2011 Collecting Gaits Farm/USEF Dressage Festival of Champions at the USET Foundation Headquarters. First, he swept the Intermediaire I on Weltino's Magic (earning a place on the team for the Pan American Games in the process) and then dominated the Grand Prix National Dressage Championship on Ravel - scoring 77.660% in the Grand Prix, 80.083% in the Grand Prix Special, and 81.100% in the Freestyle to average 79.247% to win by more than six percentage points. Keep reading ...



EHV-1 Outbreak in Sierra Nevada Mountains

We have received word from Matt Bloom that there has been an outbreak of EHV-1 at the Pack Station. One animal has died and another is in critical condition and will be euthanized. UC Davis Veterinary EHV-1 Team is at Kennedy assessing the situation. Keep reading ...



Cook Sizzles on Stallion Uno De Laubry for the Win

press release provided by Blenhem EquiSports

Thirty-one horse and rider combinations competed in a one round competition against the clock on Wednesday night in the $31,000 Blenheim Jumper Classic, presented by Summit General Insurance Agency. Karl Cook and his partner Uno De Laubry (Signe Ostby, owner) set a fast time early in the class, clean in 64.57, and held the lead throughout. Keep reading ...



LAHJA Medal Finalists Rule the Day at Gold Coast 6

press release provided by LEG Up News

Competitors from around the Los Angeles area met over Labor Day weekend at Gold Coast 6 (Sep 1-4) to compete in the LAHJA Rosewood Medal Final (presented by DaMoor's Feed and Tack), the LAHJA Horsemanship Medal Final, the annual Riding for Reading Pleasure class, as well as many other exciting classes. Keep reading ...



Guided Barn Tours Offered at This Year's Draft Horse Classic

Guided Barn Tours will be offered to visitors to this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair – giving them an up close and personal visit with the magnificent Gentle Giant Draft Horses.  The behind-the-scenes Guided Barn Tours, led by teamster Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk with Draft Horse exhibitors, as well as meet the stars of the Classic. Keep reading ...



The Classic Format Thrives At Galway Downs International Three-Day Event
The Galway Downs International Three-Day Event, on Nov. 3-6, is the season-long goal for West coast riders competing at the preliminary and training levels. And it's not just because Galway Downs offers the only classic-format preliminary three-day event on the West Coast, along with one of the West Coast's two training-level three-day events. Keep reading ...


How Do You Measure For a Helmet?  

Check out this YouTube video, submitted by Mary's Tack & Feed, on how to measure yourself for a perfect fitting riding helmet.

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Dave Stamey Concert in Descanso • October 14

Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted three times Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwrite of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He's delighted audiences in twenty states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.

Reserve your spot early! Space is limited (150 seats, at Descanso Town Hall), and his concert usually sells out. Call Skip at 619-445-1856 or email skipgood@gmail.com



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