May 6, 2010

Omega Fields® Shine On! Equine Video Contest

Share your equine success story! This fun, new Omega Fields® contest offers you the opportunity to submit your own video stories via™ about how Omega Fields Omega-3 supplements and treats have helped your horses. Just get yourself and your horse in front of your camera, tell your success story, submit it on YouTube, and let us know. It’s that simple.

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The Cloud Foundation Takes Action with Herd-Watch: Public Eyes for Public Horses

The Cloud Foundation states that 47% of wild horse and burro herds have been zeroed out by BLM since 1971.

On April 30th the Cloud Foundation launched Herd-Watch, an innovative volunteer program to monitor wild horse and burro herds as well as roundups across the West. From this day on, Herd-Watch will: watchdog America’s wild horses and burros, provide increased public visibility, monitor the range conditions and the mustang, burro and livestock numbers as well as keep tabs on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) plans for “management” of each treasured American Herd.

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Missing Palomino Gelding - Reward

(received via e-mail, May 2)

Please help us find Cochise. Cochise is a 7 year old Palomino gelding, 14 hands, with blaze who was pastured on Sherman street in Los Molinos. He has been missing for several days and may have been illegally sold by a woman in Los Molinos to unsuspecting Mexican men driving a silver truck heading south. Cochise is a rare Colonial Spanish horse. We can refund purchase price and pay reward for information leading to the return of Cochise.

Please contact Christina Nooner at the Sunshine Sanctuary for Kids and Horses. Cochise may still be in the local area or may have been taken out of area. 530-529-0183 cell 530-566-2159,

Enter to Win! Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Sponsors Clinton Anderson Clinic Sweepstakes

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, a leader in providing quality animal healthcare products, including Safe-Guard® (fenbendazole) equine dewormer, is pleased to announce an exciting horsemanship clinic sweepstakes for all horse owners in an effort to better the bond between horses and their owners.

Horse owners can enter to win two tickets (valued at $1,250 each) to a five day Clinton Anderson Horsemanship Clinic, Nov. 1-6, 2010, in Stephenville, TX, plus $1,000 for travel expenses. Entrants can register online now through Aug. 31 at, at participating stores and at the Safe-Guard booth at various equine events throughout the summer.

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Fiesta of the Spanish Horse • May 6-9

A benefit to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, the Fiesta of the Spanish Horse is a highlight of the spring. Saturday night’s showcase, the Fiesta Spectacular, features an entertaining and educational multi-cultural Broadway style equestrian and musical spectacular. It’s a whirling dervish of beautifully turned out horses and riders, plus Latin music and dancing. Count on celebrities in the crowd, tempting food and vendors, a silent auction and a raffle in which the winner will receive a Yamaha Golf Cart.

The Spectacular is set within four days of competition, concluding on Mother’s Day, Sun. May 9. Variety is the name of the game at this show. Andalusians, Lusitanos, Pura Raza Españoles, Paso Finos and other Spanish horses will compete against Friesians and other breeds in a multitude of classes, ranging from high level dressage to Opportunity Lead Line.

As always, the show and the Spectacular will be held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, with Saturday night’s festivities in the Equidome.

For tickets and information, visit or call 818-842-8444.

The Event Derby Series • Series Begins May 8-9

Eventing trainer and organizer Wendy Wergeles’ great idea of The Event Derby® has continued to gain popularity with West Coast equestrians. And not just with eventers, but also adventurous hunter/jumper riders who want to broaden their horizons with a little dressage and cross-county, the equestrian equivalent of off-roading.

The Event Derby competition consists of a dressage test followed by a jumping course that includes stadium and cross-country fences. There are approximately 12-22 obstacles on varied terrain, and the route may include banks, ditches and water. The Event Derby is a recognized US Eventing Assn. schooling show and provides a safe venue for new competitors and green horses, a schooling opportunity for the experienced competitor and cross-country introduction or practice for riders in any style.

Riders are encouraged to enter more than one class. At each level there are four opportunities to school at the same jumping specifications and in the same dressage level. The 2010 season will benefit the important work of the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource. Participants who join ELCR will receive entry discounts throughout the season.

The series began in March in Temecula, and resumes May 8-9, July 3-4 and Aug. 7-8 at Cottonwood Ranch in Los Alamos. This is the beautiful facility in the rolling Central Coast hills where Wergeles is the resident trainer. The year’s final Derby is set for Oct. 16-17 at the Flintridge Riding Club in La Canada-Flintridge.

For more information, visit or call 877-625-0209.

Mother's Day Celebration to Benefit Laura's House • May 8

What: Mother's Day Celebration to Benefit Laura's House
When: Saturday, May 8; 4pm - 8pm
Where: Giracci Vineyards and Farms, 16162 Jackson Ranch Rd, Silverado

Wine Tasting • Dinner • Silent Auction • Live Music. Tickets: $75 per person.

Laura's House is a non-profit organziation based in Orange County dealing with the affects of domestic and family violence. Laura's House offers a comprehensive range of services for the entire family, including: emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, legal support services, counseling and community education. One of its main goals is to provide safe refuge to women and children escaping life-threatening family situations. Laura's House believes that every person should have the right to feel safe in their own home.

Giracci Vineyards and Farms is a magical 10-acre winery and full training equestrian facility located in the heart of Orange County, providing town and country elegance with a touch of rustic charm. It is the original historic Jackson Ranch Home Site, including turn of the century buildings and barns, refurbished to accommodate the discerning equestrian and present a blissful locale for a special event.

Visit to purchase tickets.

Benefit Concert & BBQ • May 8

What: Victory Ranch Benefit Concert & BBQ - proceeds benefit our disadvantaged
When: Saturday, May 8; Gate opens at Noon, Concert: 1pm - 5pm
Where: Santa Clara County Horsemen's Association, 20350 McKean Rd, San Jose

Delicious, Award Winning BBQ Selection Served from 12pm - 5pm.
Raffle/Auction Planned! Lawn Seating - Plenty of Parking - Bring the Whole Family!

Concert Tickets: Adults - $25 ($30 @ gate); Under 18 - $15. BBQ Sold Separately. VIP Tables Available - Call for Information.
Tickets available online: Call 415-215-9763 for more information.

Dressage Show • May 8-9

Organizer Holly Kimball is thrilled to be organizing a CDS-recognized dressage show in Inyo County’s Bishop. Well known as the home of Mule Days, Bishop also has a dressage community. It may be small, but it is committed to the sport and it embraces new fans as spectators and/or participants. “I have always dreamed of having a dressage show in our area,” says Kimball, who also serves on the show committee for Mule Days, the area’s Memorial Day festival.

Kimball passionately believes that dressage is for everybody. To that end, the show will feature a Cowboy Dressage exhibition. The division allows western riders to get the benefits of dressage without having to buy or borrow different tack and it demonstrates the discipline’s benefits for horses and riders in any riding style.

Competitive classes ranging from entry level to the FEI are the main part of the show. Bishop Dressage will be staged at the Millpond Equestrian Center and a Saturday night dinner will feature exciting riding demonstrations.

For more information, visit or call Holly Kimball at 760-873-9251.

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