March 5, 2010

Congratulations to Karla Hegewisch!

Karla Hegewisch, from Del Mar, CA, is the winner of our monthly $50 gift certificate drawing ... and all she did was sign up to receive our weekly e-News!

Congratulations Karla ... and good luck to all of you!

AHP Equine Industry Survey Results Positive

A total of 11,171 people who own, lease, or manage horses completed the American Horse Publications’ Horse Industry Survey designed to gauge participation trends in the U.S. horse industry. This was the largest survey of hands-on owners and managers of horses in the United States ever conducted, and it was made possible by the sponsorship of Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health.

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HB Art Event at The Hyatt Resort Helps Neglected Horses

The Gallery HB located at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach will be teaming up with the Red Bucket Equine Rescue for an evening of fine art on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit the horses in rehabilitation with RBER.

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Spooner and Cristallo Lead Way in USEF Selection Trial Standings for US Show Jumping Team

By Joanie Morris

More than halfway home in the USEF Selection Trials for the US Show Jumping Team for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and clear rounds are at a premium. McLain Ward and Rothchild won the Third Selection Trial presented by Fidelity Investments with the fastest time, but Richard Spooner found himself on top of the Selection Trials standings after a masterful round in blustery conditions with Cristallo.

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Ashlee Bond Named to USEF Nations Cup Team

By Joanie Morris

Four horse/rider combinations have been named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to jump at the $75,000 FEI Nations Cup presented by CN on Friday, March 5.

The following horse/rider combinations have been named:

  • Ashlee Bond/24/Hidden Hills, CA/Apache/10/Selle FrancaisxTB/Little Valley Farm
  • Kent Farrington/29/Chicago, IL/United/9/Unkown/G/RCG Farm
  • Lauren Hough/32/Wellington, FL/Casadora/14/Dutch Warmblood/M/Laura and Meredith Mateo
  • McLain Ward/34/Brewster, NY/ Amaroso/9/Holsteiner/S/Grant Road Partners, LLC

    This team will ride under the guidance of US Chef d’Equipe George Morris.

    Eleven countries are fielding teams in what promises to be one of the highlights of the season at the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, FL. The USEF Selection Trials for the US Show Jumping Team for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are also in full swing.

    Watch the Nations Cup in its entirety and the final two selection trials at:

HITS Desert Circuit IV Week in Review

The Maple Leaf was flying high at the HITS Desert Horse Park during Desert Circuit IV when a pair of Olympians from Canada had Grand Prix triumphs during an action-packed week of show jumping at HITS Thermal.

On Saturday night, Pearce aboard Forest View Farm's Chianto, beat out the 22 other starters to challenge International Course Designer Bernardo Cabral's first-round track, as well as the eight riders who advanced to the jump-off in the $50,000 Purina Mills CSI-W Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health.

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Wild Horses and Burros Available for Adoption in Redlands, Valley Center

Strength, endurance, and spirit are qualities embodied in wild horses and burros that roam America’s rangelands. These living legends are available for adoption at Sundance Ranch in Redlands, Calif. on March 6 and Apr. 24, and Valley Center Parks & Recreation Center on March 20 through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Adopt-A-Horse or Burro Program. Sundance Ranch in Redlands is located at 27273 Pilgrim Road (off San Timoteo Canyon Road); Valley Center Parks & Recreation Center is located at 28246 Lilac Road in Valley Center, Calif. The mustangs and burros were gathered from public lands in California and Nevada, have been wormed and vaccinated, and are in excellent health.

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Leslie Desmond Clinic • March 20-21

What: Public Demonstration
When: March 20-21, 2010
Where: 2200 Stokes Canyon Rd, Calabasas

Contact: Carie Olson,, 626-332-6555 cell, 626-622-7963 home

Connejo Valley Arabian Horse Association Spring Kickoff All Breed Show • March 21

What: CVAHA Spring Kickoff Show - Show starts at 8am. Judge: Dusty Morgan. Show Secretary: Ann Olson
When: March 21, 2010
Where: Gateway Simi Equestrian Park, 3495 Chicory Leaf Place, Simi Valley


Elite Event Horse Auction • March 21-28

Focus on Sporthorses Presents ... Elite Event Horse Auction, March 21-28, 2010 at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials. The auction is benefitting Southern California Equestrian Sports -

Auction horses to compete at The Event Derby, March 21. Presentation of horses at Galway Downs, March 25.

For information e-mail, call 877-625-0209 or visit

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