May 23, 2013



AAEP Foundation Funds Efforts to Aid Horses Affected by Severe Weather

Relief organizations responding to equine emergencies in the aftermath of destructive storms, fires, floods or other natural disasters are eligible for funding from the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.

As part of its mission to improve the welfare of horses, the AAEP Foundation accepts year-round funding requests to assist organizations responding to disasters affecting the equine community, including those involved with developing and implementing equine disaster preparedness programs and efforts. Organizations working to help horses in areas devastated by severe weather or other natural disasters can apply for funding from the Foundation's Equine Disaster Relief Fund at http://www.aaep.org/foundation_funding_grants.htm. Keep reading ...



AMHA Establishes Tornado Relief Fund

from AHP

Like all of you, those of us here at the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) and American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust are stunned by the images and reports of devastation coming out of Oklahoma. A fund has been established to assist with the relief and recovery efforts related to the tornados. These funds will be directed to specific local Moore, Oklahoma, organizations in need of funds or the American Red Cross. Keep reading ...



Congratulations to Cal State Fresno's Lauren Crivelli

Cal State Fresno's Lauren Crivelli is one of eight National Collegiate Equestrian Association riders chosen to participate in the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Horsemanship Challenge, set for November 20-21 as part of the AQHA Amateur World Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. Don't miss our feature article on the Fresno State Bulldogs equestrian team in the June issue of California Riding (shipping next week), the latest in our monthly profiles of college equestrian teams in our area. Go Bulldogs!!


Schooling Opportunities - ON THE GRASS

Come school your horse on Hummingbird Nest Ranch's pristine grass field! With a table-top, grob, and multiple-sided bank you can prepare for Spruce Meadows, Thunderbird, the Memorial Day Grand Prix, Ranch & Coast Grand Prix, Zone 10 YR Trials, any hunter/ jumper derby or bring along a young horse! Save on horse show fees or come for a day of trail rides and some summer fun! Sign up for an available slot before they fill up!!

Contact Richard Padilla 805-341-5831 or Stefanie Saperstein 310-903-9650, Hummingbird Nest Ranch, 2940 Kuehner Dr., Santa Susana (Simi Valley), CA 93063. www.esda.us


You're Invited to the 2013 Annual Celebration and Meeting!

from Shea Center for Therapeutic Riding

Volunteers, Contributors, Leaders and Community Partners ... Please Join Us at The Shea Center Annual Celebration and Meeting, June 19, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 pm on the Shea Center Patio. We will be awarding and celebrating our volunteerism in all forms:

  • Lesson volunteer of the year
  • Award of excellence for program volunteers
  • Tim and Steph Busch Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Horse of the Year
  • Honoring the Assistance League of Laguna Beach
  • Mark E.Aldrich Board Leadership Award
  • Board member accomplishments
  • Event committee accomplishments
  • Welcome new board members
  • We will also feature demonstrations by The Shea Center staff and riders.

The Annual Celebration and Meeting combines two great groups of people in the world of The Shea Center - our board leadership and our program volunteer leadership. Join us to recognize and celebrate the hard work of our Shea Center community - dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic horse- related programs. Light appetizers and beverages will be served. You are invited to bring one guest. RSVP by June 14, 2013 to Dana Green dgreen@sheacenter.org or 949-240-8441 x 109. www.sheacenter.org


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