July 15, 2010

Golden Gate Classic: McFarlane Breaks Ladies' Hold on Woodside Grands Prix

(press release provided by LEG Up News)

During the third and final week of the Woodside Summer Circuit, Duncan McFarlane and Mr. Whoopy (Simone Coxe, owner) finally broke the winning streak the ladies had held the first two weeks. At the Golden Gate Classic (July 7-11), only four horses jumped clear rounds over Hector Loyola’s technical course in the $30,000 Golden Gate Grand Prix. In addition to Duncan, Mandy Porter and Lamarque (Wild Turkey Farm, owner), Lindsay Ramar with her Dance and Jump, and Jenni McAllister aboard Glados (Marnco, owner) contested the top prize. Keep reading ...

The Humane Society of the United States Calls for Moratorium on BLM Roundups Following Mustang Deaths

Following the untoward deaths of seven wild horses in Elko County, Nev., The Humane Society of the United States today called for an immediate moratorium on all Bureau of Land Management wild horse roundup and removal operations. The dead horses were discovered Sunday morning. Keep reading ...

Three Farnam® Fly Sprays Receive Top Marks From Horse Journal™

Mosquito Halt® Repellent Spray for Horses, Repel-X®p Emulsifiable Fly Spray and Endure® Sweat-Resistant Fly Spray For Horses Were Honored in May 2010 Issue

Many horse owners and competitors are familiar with the product reviews conducted throughout the year by the Horse Journal, a monthly product, care and service guide for people who love horses. Farnam Horse Products is proud to have received highly favorable reviews from the Horse Journal on three of its most popular fly sprays for horses. Keep reading ...

Trailer Loading Workshop • July 17

With fire season here, it’s time to polish emergency preparedness plans. The greatest factor in limiting losses during a wildfire is having and using a preparedness plan for family and animals. The ability to load your horse into a trailer is critical. International clinician Len Judd and trainer Bethany Pappani will present the art of trailer loading on July 17 at Windfall Ranch in Alpine. “Don’t wait until a fire to attempt loading,” they urge. “Start helping your horse load now. Preparation saves lives!”

Admission is $40 and the day will also feature preparedness information from a variety of county-wide resources.

For more information, contact Nina Judd at 619-473-0091, www.lenjuddhorsepower.com or Bethany Pappani at 619-733-7830, www.bethanypappanitraining.com

Cowboy Jubilee Music Festival & Trail Ride • July 16-17

The cowboys are coming and The Billys will be back! Rated one of the top 5 entertainment events in 2009 by The North County Times, The Santa Rosa Plateau Cowboy Jubilee returns for a 4th year to celebrate the ranching and cowboy way-of-life! Come and enjoy Western Music Association’s Entertainer and Male Performer of the Year DAVE STAMEY. Returning for a second year are Colorado’s premier acoustic band THE SONS & BROTHERS and THE BILLYS (as seen at Disneyland).

The Jubilee includes a gourmet cowboy dinner, barn dancing, Cowboy Family Faire, trail ride with overnight rig camping, western artisans and historical displays. This year a general admission ticket has been added for those who want to bring their own chair and listen to the music and dance too! The Jubilee is a benefit event to support the children education programs at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve.

Event will be held at the Murrieta Equestrian Center. For more information visit www.MurrietaCowboyJubilee.com.

F.A.C.E.-OFF Vaulting Challenge • July 17-18

This year’s F.A.C.E-OFF vaulting challenge will be held at the premier El Sueno Equestrian Center in Somis. This will be a nail-biting event where teams from all over the country compete for the honorable place to represent the USA at the Alltech World Equestrian Games (see description of this huge event in the next item).

The USA vaulters have a history of performing well at championships and stand a very good chance of medaling for the USA. The F.A.C.E team is one of the top teams and is a favorite contender to be the USA’s National Team. However, this year competition is fierce with teams from Mount Eden of Saratoga, coached by Emma Seely and the Woodside Vaulters of Woodside, coached by Isabelle Parker, who has proved herself by already coaching a bronze medal winning team.

Vaulting teams from all over the USA will be vying for selection.

The competition will also be critical for the ranking of individual vaulters. The female division is highly sought after with only fractions of a point separating them. Mary McCormick from Woodside topped the ranking list going into 2010. Alicen Divita from Woodside is a close second and Annalise VanVranken from Mayslanding, NJ was in the third position. Also competing is former 2006 World Champion Megan Benjamin of Cornel, NY, who is the first ever USA female vaulter to win a gold medal at the 2006 WEG in Aachen, Germany. They have their work cut out for them as they join the race for a coveted place on the USA squad.

Don’t miss the excitement and the chance to support our USA vaulters. For more information visit www.cadenceequestrianevents.com.

Marius Schreiner Dressage Clinic • July 18-19

Marius Schreiner of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna will be returning to Dove Hollow Dressage Center, July 18-19. Marius has been with the SRS for over 10 years and brings his wealth of knowledge to both horse and rider. Marius was well received last July and Dove Hollow is excited to have him return.

Please contact Allison Harding, allisonharding@dovehollowdressage.com, 858-401-2668 for more information.

National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration • July 24

Ride Your Horse Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities living in Orange & LA county. Ride Your Horse will be hosting its Annual National Day of the American Cowboy Celebration Event on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the B&B Stables located at 10730 Artesia Blvd., Cerritos CA. This old west celebration will be a fun-filled day showcasing horse-related demonstrations/clinicians, parade of breeds, activities and wonderful lunch by the LA City Fire Dept. Admission is FREE! We have an amazing day planned.

For information & tickets please visit www.rideyourhorse.com or call 714-292-3563.

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