January 7, 2010

AHP Horse Industry Survey Deadline Extended to January 31, 2010

The Horse Industry Survey will remain open until January 31, 2010 to allow more time for the horse owners to catch up after the busy holiday season.

To take the survey, visit www.HorseSurvey.org. All horse-owning groups and individuals are encouraged to take the survey.

New Venture to Televise Top Jumping, Dressage & Polo from Florida's Winter Circuit

A new venture to televise in prime time and high definition extensive and timely coverage of premier jumping, dressage and polo from South Florida during the biggest winter circuit in the world was announced Wednesday.

WHDT World Sports based in West Palm Beach, Florida, will televise featured Grand Prix jumping, dressage and hunter events from the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, the Sunday match of the week from International Polo Club Palm Beach and highlights of Wellington Classic Dressage, Gold Coast Dressage Association and the Palm Beach Dressage Derby.

Between 2,000 and 2,500 horses from almost 30 countries compete each week in dressage, jumping and polo in Palm Beach county from January through April.

Read more here ...

Resolve to Get Free Feed - Pennfield Launches Buy Four Bags Get Fifth Free Promotion on Senior Formulas

If you have a senior equine in your life, or better yet a barn full of seniors, Pennfield Feed is starting off the year with a promotion you won’t want to miss. The small-town-big-quality company known for supplying feed for the last four Olympic and World Games, and who made headlines in late ‘08 when they were awarded the designation of Official Feed of the USEF, has launched an exciting new “I resolve to get free feed” promotion.

Starting Monday, January 11th, through February 6th, when you buy four bags of either Senior’s Choice* or Senior’s Energized Choice you’ll get your 5th bag free – that’s right, absolutely free. With a the beginning of a new year, and the economy tightening purse strings in barns around the country, now’s the time to resolve to keep the well-being of your valued older companions a top priority without breaking the bank. Both Senior formulas feature the same unmatched quality standards in formulation, consistency and ingredients, as the Pennfield Feed athlete formulas that were chosen for the last four games (’02 Jerez, ’04 Athens, ’06 Aachen and ’08 Beijing). But the proof is always in the horses. Top international riders like Georgina Bloomberg, Karen O’Connor, Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson and many others live by that rule, which is why they resolve to feed Pennfield. Let yours give it a try for a couple months, and see what they say. At buy four get your fifth bag free, there is no better time than now to fall in love with the world’s most credentialed feed.

For more information, or to find a dealer near you, visit us at www.pennfield.com/equinefeed/promo.cfm.

*Based on availability by region.

Deadline Date for 2010 AHP Student Award Contest is January 15, 2010
The 2010 AHP Student Award will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP 40th Anniversary Seminar in Lexington, Kentucky, on June 17-19, 2010. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities.

One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2010 Student Award winner. The Student Award winner will win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all expense paid trip hosted by Publishers Press to one of their Two-Day Customer Education Seminars in Louisville, Kentucky, to have a unique experience to learn the printing process.

Students are eligible to enter the contest if they are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2009-2010 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation. All qualified applicants will receive a complimentary Student annual membership, a complimentary Student registration certificate for the annual seminar and a critique of their resume. The AHP Student Award Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Student Award applicants are required to send a completed application form plus additional information by January 15, 2010. Eligible students may access guidelines and application at the AHP website at www.americanhorsepubs.org/students/student_award/index.asp

American Horse Publications is a non-profit association of over 450 equine-related publications, individuals, associations, and businesses which share an interest in equine publishing. Established in 1970, AHP has continued to promote better understanding and communication within the equine publishing industry. The Student Award program, started in 1993, was initiated to promote awareness of the career opportunities available to college students.

For 2010 Student Award Contest guidelines or more information on American Horse Publications and its programs, visit our web site at www.americanhorsepubs.org or contact: Chris Brune, American Horse Publications, 49 Spinnaker Circle, South Daytona, FL 32119; Phone (386) 760-7743; Fax: (386) 760-7728; E-mail: AHorsePubs@aol.com.

Deadline Date for Nominations for the 2010 Equine Industry Vision Award is February 1, 2010

The deadline date for nominations for the 9th annual Equine Industry Vision Award is on or before February 1, 2010. Pfizer Animal Health sponsors the award in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP) and developed it to recognize outstanding leadership, creativity and meritorious contributions in the equine industry.

The 2010 Equine Industry Vision Award will be presented on June 18, 2010 during the AHP 40th Anniversary Seminar in Lexington, Kentucky. Since inception in 2002, there have been many worthy nominees for the Equine Industry Vision Award. Anyone is eligible to be nominated, re-nominated, or to nominate a candidate for the Equine Industry Vision Award and nominees may include individuals and/or organizations. Candidates may be considered for a single outstanding visionary achievement or for sustained outstanding contributions that have made a profound impact on the equine industry.

To request a nomination ballot for the 2010 Equine Industry Vision Award, contact Christine W. Brune, Executive Director, American Horse Publications at (386) 760-7743 or email ahorsepubs@aol.com.

Nomination information is also available at the AHP website at www.americanhorsepubs.org/programs/equine_vision_award/index.asp.

All materials will be due on or before February 1, 2010.

Emmy Winning TV Show Launches New Venture to Promote Equestrian Vacations at EquitrekkingTravel.com

Equitrekking, the Emmy Award- Winning Public TV series that is broadcast to tens of millions of viewers on PBS and international networks, announces the launch of Equitrekking Travel [www.EquitrekkingTravel.com]. This new enterprise will allow individuals and groups to enjoy in person the horse riding vacations they could previously only see on the popular Equitrekking television series. The riding vacations will take place at featured locations and many will be led by the same guides who have appeared on Equitrekking's programs.

The Equitrekking series is the first televised travel series to explore the world on horseback. Host Darley Newman travels off the beaten path, riding horses with local people to get an in-depth look at an area's natural surroundings, culture and history. Viewers, after watching these riding vacations in televised form during the last four seasons, have repeatedly asked how and where they might have the same equestrian experience. Thus, Darley decided to launch Equitrekking Travel as a forum through which viewers and their friends can also enjoy Darley's favorite equestrian trips, vacations that include horse riding with local guides as well as other activities featured on Equitrekking.

Read more here ...

Local guide Fernando Garcia and Equitrekking host
Darley Newman canter on the beaches of Donana National Park
in Southern Spain. Beach riding is part of the Spain vacation packages featured on EquitrekkingTravel.com

Temecula Valley Chapter of CDS Announces "Royal Hit" One Dose Frozen Semen Silent Auction

At the TEV 2009 Christmas party, Bob DeGour and Lynn Randle-DeGour of Red Hawk Ranch presented the TEV chapter of CDS with one dose of frozen semen from the stallion "Royal Hit" to be used as a way for the chapter to raise funds for the 2010 year. TEV will be conducting a silent auction to sell the frozen semen to the highest bidder. Bids will be accepted January 7, 2010 thru January 30, 2010, 8:00pm PST via email (transitions2006@wildblue.net) or telephone bidding (951) 767-2435.

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions - DO NOT BID until you have read the "Terms and Conditions.

Click here to read Royal Hit's stallion background.


Jump Into the 2010 Horse Show Season!
With the start of the new year, comes the start of the 2010 horse show season. Langer Equestrian Group is jumping into the year with the LAEC Opener (Jan. 22-24), a three day USEF A rated show. In addition to a full complement of rated hunter and jumper classes, equitation riders will find all levels of medals. New this year are Academy and Opportunity sections for entry level riders. LEG is making it easy for trainers to bring all levels of riders to the LAEC Opener. For entry blanks, schedules, and more information, go to: www.langershows.com/laec/show_details.php?show_id=145

Verdugo Hills 1 (Jan. 30-31) is the first of LEG's re-formatted hunter/jumper shows at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center. Based on feedback from exhibitors changes have been made to meet your needs, starting with lower prices. All classes are $25 each. Open hunter classes are scheduled for Saturday afternoon, while all the junior, amateur, and jumper classes are on Sunday. Come for the weekend or come for the day. The shows are approved by USEF, USHJA, PCHA, LAHJA (A & B), and SFHJA, and feature all levels of classes. For entry blanks, schedules, and more information, go to: www.langershows.com/verdugo/show_details.php?show_id=166

New this year are the Lake View Series shows, also at the Hansen Dam Equestrian Center. These one day shows are approved by TVHSA, LAHJA (B), and SFHJA. The five show series starts with Lake View 1, and for entry blanks, schedules, and more information, go to: www.langershows.com/verdugo/show_details.php?show_id=173

The Colorado and Woodside series of shows will start later in the spring.

Happy New Year from Lange Equestrian Group and good luck with your 2010 horse show activities!

Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption in Redlands - January 9th

Strength, endurance, and spirit are qualities embodied in wild horses and burros that roam America’s rangelands. About 15 of these living legends will be available for adoption at Sundance Ranch in Redlands, Calif. on Jan. 9, 2010, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program. The mustangs and burros were gathered from public lands in California and Nevada, have been wormed and vaccinated, and are in excellent health.

Approved adopters will receive a lottery number, which is required to participate in the lottery adoption Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. The lottery adoption provides all adopters an equal opportunity to adopt the animal of their choice. BLM staff will approve adoption applications from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

The adoption fee is $125.00 per animal. Animals not selected during the lottery adoption will be available for adoption on a first come, first served basis for the remainder of Saturday. Adoption fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
Qualified adopters must be 18 years old, have adequate facilities, the financial means to care for the animal(s), and would have some experience training or raising a horse or burro. Adopters also must be a resident of the United States and have no convictions for inhumane treatment of animals. Qualified individuals with the proper facilities may adopt up to four animals.

Adopters should bring a nylon web halter and 20-foot, cotton lead rope for each animal. A stock trailer will be required to transport the animal(s). Drop-ramp trailers will not be allowed. BLM wranglers will load the animals into the trailer.

The process is called an “adoption” because BLM retains title to the animal for one year after the adoption. During the year, a BLM compliance officer or designated representative will visit each adopter to ensure the animal is being cared for and has a good home. During this time adopters cannot sell their adopted animal. Adopters must notify BLM if the animal is moved.
After the first year, adopters may apply for title. BLM will pass title of the animal if all the stipulations of the adoption agreement have been met. The animal becomes the private property of the adopter only after BLM transfers title, which completes the adoption process. For more information about the Redlands adoption or the Bureau's Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program, contact BLM toll free at (800) 951-8720, or visit www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.   

Cavaletti Clinic • Saturday, January 9

Inge Schuler is offering a Cavaletti Clinic - Riders will work over cavaletti to increase strength and flexibility.

Session I - Pre Novice. 9am-11am • Session II - Novice. 11:30am-1:30pm

When: Saturday, January 9, 2010
Where: Haras de Tous Saints, 1030 W Westward, Banning, CA 92220

Call Inge to reserve your spot - 951-849-1483 or e-mail schuleri@yahoo.com

Volunteer at Dude's Ranch and Get a Free Day at Disney!
Go to http://home.disney.go.com/parks, Search 91302 and Animals & Environment. Select to volunteer at Dude's Ranch. Many thanks from Dude's Ranch!

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