March 18, 2010



The 2010 California Horseman's Directory Has Arrived!!

They're here!! Look for your copy in the mail soon, or stop by your favorite local tack & feed store and pick one up ... they're FREE!

2010 celebrates the 20th year for the California Horseman's Directory. This valuable resource is a must-have for all California horse lovers!

Look for a new website for the Directory coming soon - you're gonna love it!

Don't forget to book your ad for next year's Directory early - you'll save money with our early discounts!

Call us for details or email info@cahorse.com



Courtney King-Dye Remains in a Coma


Photo ©Alicia Anthony

Olympic dressage rider Courtney King-Dye has been in a coma since falling from one of her horses during a schooling session March 3 in Loxahatchee, FL. Her husband Jason Dye has regularly posted reports on www.courtneykingdressage.com since the incident, including the good news that she was able to get off the ventilator March 12 and is breathing on her own.

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Richard Spooner Wins Two Days in a Row, Takes $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 Victory on Ace at 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival

Reported by Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC

Richard Spooner (USA) aboard Ace, owned by S&B LLC Corporation, produced a blazing time to win the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round Ten. Second place honors went to Lauren Hough (USA) on her horse Prezioso S, owned by Highlife Farms. Third place award went to Alexander Hufenstuhl (GER) on Lacapo 4, owned by Sabina Illbruck.

The tenth week of the FTI WEF is sponsored by Equine Couture/TuffRider and runs through Sunday, March 21, 2010. The 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival has 12 weeks of competition that conclude on April 4, 2010, and they will be awarding almost $6 million in prize money through the circuit.

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Richard Spooner and Ace won the $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 10 at the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Louise Serio and Paisley Park won the Pre-Green 3&4 Year Old Hunter championship.

Photo: © 2010 Randi Muster/Mustphoto, Inc.,
Official Sport Photographer of the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, www.mustphoto.com.



Cuyamaca Equestrian Association Needs Your Input Now

* CEA meeting date clarification. Next meeting is Thursday, April 1st, 7:00 pm, at Coco's, 1324 E Main, El Cajon. * Important update on CEA vs State Parks lawsuit. Request for your input by March 19, 2010, to CEA President, Ernie Smith ernestoz@yahoo.com.

CEA would appreciate input from CEA member groups and individual equestrians on an issue arising from the lawsuit filed by CEA against State Parks.

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After The Finish Line's Upcoming Summer Fundraiser

After the Finish Line is planning their summer fundraiser in Del Mar, CA during the Del Mar race meet. We look forward to seeing owners, trainers, racetrack announcers, jockeys, exercise riders, racing fans, owners of off the track Thoroughbreds and horse lovers in general in attendance to support Thoroughbred ex-racehorses who can no longer race or breed. Our fundraiser documents will be posted on our website in April. Please contact dawn@afterthefinishline.org if you are interested in being a sponsor or if you want to donate silent or live auction items.

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Important Changes to the USEF Therapeutic Drug Rule Regarding NSAIDs Become Effective April 1, 2010

From the USEF Equine Drugs and Medication Program

At this year’s USEF Annual Meeting held January 13-17, 2010, an important rule change was approved affecting the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in competition horses. Over the years, ongoing veterinary research has revealed that not only is there little or no benefit to administering more than one NSAID to a horse for most medical concerns, it can actually cause potentially harmful, even severe side effects.

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California Riders Do Well in USEF Events

Dressage riders on the West Coast competed under the California sun this weekend at the Dressage Affaire CDI3* held at the Del Mar Horse Park. Steffen Peters continued to demonstrate his dominance in U.S. dressage, winning in all seven of his outings. With 2009 Horse of the Year, Ravel, Peters blew away the competition winning by nine percentage points in both the Grand Prix (77.660%) and Grand Prix Special (77.375%). Adrienne Lyle and Wizard put in two excellent performances to finish second in both classes. In the freestyle, Guenter Seidel and U II finished first with a 72.300%.

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HITS News

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Clearly Canadian! Canada's John Pearce and Chris Pratt Take the Top Two Spots in the $25,000 HITS Grand Prix

Life in the Fast Lane! Jill Henselwood Rides Bottom Line to the Blue in the $300,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix of the Desert

Michelle Parker Finishes on Top in the $25,000 Strongid C 2X Grand Prix


Whole Horse Wellness Clinic & Extravaganza • March 20-21

What: Whole Horse Wellness Clinic & Extravaganza
When: March 20-21, 2010
Where: Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA

Build your horsemanship knowledge and contribute to a great cause at the same time by attending this festival of equestrian expertise, a fundraiser to help send the California Cowgirls drill team to entertain at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky this fall. On the docket are veterinarians and equine experts speaking on emergency care, lameness, shoeing issues, dentistry, herbal remedies and much more. On Saturday night, brains take a break and get to enjoy a team sorting exhibition, along with the chance to meet Hall of Fame trainers Bobby Ingersoll and Benny Guitron. The venue is the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta and the sponsor is the West Coast Equine Foundation.

www.horsewellnessclinic.org or call 916-972-0898


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