June 2, 2010



Our June Issue is Out!

We shipped our June issue yesterday, featuring Edgewood Equestrian on the cover! Look for it at your favorite tack & feed store or read the digital issue online (click here).

Thanks to everyone that joined us in this issue featuring hunter/jumper and real estate. Next month we are featuring trainers and August is our summer dressage issue. If you have a story idea for us please let us know.

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SUCCEED® Joins Helmet Advocate Jeri Bryant to Launch National Helmet Awareness Campaign Endorsed by USEF, USEA, USDF and Leading Equestrians

Riders4helmets website aims to encourage
more equestrians to wear helmets.

Leading equine digestive health product SUCCEED® has teamed up with helmet advocate Jeri Bryant to launch an online helmet awareness campaign – www.riders4helmets.com. The campaign is designed to educate equestrians on the benefits of wearing helmets.

The Equestrian Medical Safety Association (EMSA) states that head injuries account for approximately 60% of deaths resulting from equestrian accidents. Approximately 12,000 equestrians visited emergency departments for head injuries in the U.S. in 2007 (Source: NEISS data). SUCCEED® and Bryant aim to help reduce that figure by raising awareness of how wearing a properly fitted ASTM/SEI-certified helmet can reduce the severity of head injuries sustained while riding and possibly prevent death. 

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Kentucky Performance Products Contributes $2,500 Matching Challenge to Kick Off First Ever Para-Webathon

Kentucky Performance Products is kicking off the first ever PARA-WEBATHON with a $2,500 matching challenge. The Webathon, is a two-hour live web-televised event to raise money for Para-Equestrians on their Journey to the World Equestrian Games. Kentucky Performance Products will match, dollar for dollar the first twenty five hundred dollars pledged! “We are thrilled to be part of this wonderful event and hope that everyone comes out to support our Para-Equestrians,” said Kentucky Performance Products President, Karen Isberg.

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Bonita Equestrian Therapy Launches New Program for Wounded Military Service Members

Bonita Equestrian Therapy announces launch of their new program for wounded military service members. B.E.T.H. established in 1985, is a non-profit equestrian therapy program that serves the disabled community of San Diego County. The program offers low cost therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with physician-diagnosed challenges. B.E.T.H. is a recognized Member Center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). As a part of NARHA, Bonita Equestrian is committed to following guidelines that ensure a safe, yet challenging experience for students at every level of horsemanship.

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Riders Shoot for Blue at Gold Cosat 3 - Martin McAllister Training Rakes in the Ribbons

(press release provided by LEG Up News)

The Gold Coast 3 show ran under blue skies May 21-23 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, and riders vied for blue ribbons to match—with a few tri-colors in the mix as well.

Martin McAllister Training had a great show, with four of their riders winning classes. Brittany Albrecq was one of them aboard her Union Jack, moving up to the 1.20M section and winning one of her classes and placing in several others, including a fifth in the Platinum Performance/U.S.E.F. Show Jumping Talent Search.

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Safe Haven Benefit • June 12 • Sacramento

Safe Haven, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue and care of abused and neglected horses, hosts For the Love of Horses, a benefit dinner and wine tasting on June 12 at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel.

Held in conjunction with the three-day Western States Horse Expo (June 11-13) in Sacramento, the event will include dinner, a silent auction, wine tasting, live music by Buck Ford and his Pure Country Band and a public raffle with grand prizes of $5,000 cash or a four-stall barn.

Sponsored by the Hilton Sacramento, the event has several notable California vineyards participating with horse themed wine tastings. These include 14 Hands, Leaping Horse by Ironstone Vineyards, Horse and Plow, Wild Horse Winery, Parallel Rows by The Blue Horse and Cattle Company, Dark Horse Winery, Flying Horse Wines, Redneck Red by Lassen Peak Winery and Trefethen Family Vineyards among others.

On a related note, Safe Haven success story Excessorized will be available to meet media and horse lovers at the Western States Horse Expo at Barns by Harrahs Pavilion. Excessorized is a great-great granddaughter of Secretariat. She was sold off the track last year and left to starve before being seized by Contra Costa Animal Control. Safe Haven Horse Rescue was chosen as her new home because of their love, compassion and knowledge in rehabilitating abused and neglected horses.

Benefit tickets are $65 and may be reserved online at www.safehavenhorserescue.org or by calling 530-347-4941.



Benefit Tack Sale • June 12 • Santa Rosa

The non-profit Equi-Ed, Inc. is staging a tack and garage sale to raise funds for its therapeutic riding program. Horse and household items from 30-plus families have been stockpiled over the last several months, enabling visitors to get a good deal while supporting a great cause. English and western saddles and saddle pads, bits, reins, bridles, grooming equipment, blankets, halters and boots comprise the inventory, and additional donations are much appreciated.

For more information, visit www.equi-ed.org or call 707-546-7737. The sale will take place at 1655 Jennings Ave., in Santa Rosa.


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GYPSY COB, VANNER COLT FOR SALE.

Eareamhoin of Roscreigh Dam Carrowkeel of Roscreigh 15 hands
(My Choice x Lion King) Sire Dunbrody of Roscreigh (one of 5 model stallions in the US)15.2 hands. www.roscreighstable.com. Era is quite a mover with tremendous suspension and reach and a strong driving hind end. His natural athleticism and level head makes him a good candidate for work in dressage at advanced levels. His bone is wonderful,and he's growing beautifully and should mature to be 15.2 or 15.3.
Era has an angel's heart and demeanor with a lively fire in him.
For sale to a very special partner.

Marisa Morin
Ashland, OR • 541-488-6904 • marisa@kayenta.net


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