September 10, 2009

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World Class Equestrians to Compete in $50,000 Blenheim World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix

Perseverance, precision and perfect timing are what top world class horse and rider combinations will need to win as they compete next weekend in San Juan Capistrano during the $50,000 Blenheim World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix presented by the Orange County Register on Friday, September 11th at 7:00pm.

World Cup hopefuls from around the U.S. and the world are drawn to this special event where riders will compete in a competitive indoor setting and have the opportunity to earn highly coveted World Cup points. The Grand Prix is the second West Coast Qualifier for the 2010 World Cup Finals. In addition to competing for World Cup points, riders will also battle for awards and prize money during the $50,000 Blenheim World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix. The path to the World Cup Finals through San Juan Capistrano won’t be easy. Brazilian Course Designer, Michel Vaillancourt will ensure the toughness of the Grand Prix course is set to World Cup standards and conditions will be similar to what riders will face in the 2010 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals to be held in Geneva, Switzerland April 14-18, 2010.

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LAHJA Horsemanship & Rosewood Finals - Henley Atkins & Olivia Esse Take Top Honors

The Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association holds two of its five medal finals at the annual Gold Coast 6 show: the LAHJA Horsemanship Finals and the Rosewood Medal Finals. LAHJA has a comprehensive set of medal classes, with the LAHJA Horsemanship serving as an entry level final for both amateur and junior riders with fences set at 2’9” to 3’0”. Stephen DeFisher did a masterful job with the courses by offering challenging options for the more advanced riders and allowing the less experienced riders to take a slightly easier track. The Rosewood is one of three fourteen and under medal classes in California and the various finals are held at 3’3”. The Rosewood is also held in an indoor setting, thus giving riders heading east an opportunity to gain valuable indoor experience.

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Unique Clinic Opportunities Offered Through Equine Affaire’s Ride With The Best Program

Equine Affaire will return to Fairplex in Pomona, CA, February 4–7, 2010, and attract horse enthusiasts from throughout the Southwest and beyond. Over the four days of the event, Equine Affaire’s legendary educational program will include more than 130 different clinics, seminars, and demonstrations on a broad range of equine disciplines and horse-related topics conducted by many of the nation’s foremost coaches, competitors, horse trainers, and other equine professionals.

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Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Race™ Returning to Equine Affaire

Equine Affaire, the premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering in North America, will return to Fairplex in Pomona, CA, on February 4–7, 2010. In addition to presenting an exceptional educational program, a huge trade show, and Breed, Youth, and Trail Riding Pavilions, the management of Equine Affaire is once again teaming up with Craig Cameron to produce his trademarked Extreme Cowboy Race on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at the event. The 2010 Extreme Cowboy Race will be conducted in the covered arena at Fairplex, and admission to the Race will be free for all Equine Affaire attendees.

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Horses for Sale  

We have several horses for sale in print and on the web.

Here's one of our latest:


She jumps & does changes. Has never been shown,
but is getting ready to. Very lovely, fancy
Hunter prospect w/ big movement.
She is great on the trails & is very smooth.
$4,500 OBO. 760-310-4488

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Wanted: Readers!

We frequently receive review copies of books before they're available to the general public. They range from beautifully illustrated, coffee table caliber books to training how-tos in every imaginable equestrian subject.

You can be one of the first to read these books. All we ask is a short review for our readers. If we OK your review, it will appear online at and possibly in print in California Riding Magazine. Best of all, you keep the book!

Click here for a list of available books.

Don't Forget to Vote for the Cutest Foal!

Thank you to everyone who entered our "cutest baby" contest! Check out the entries (click here)

Vote for your favorite by September 21, 2009 - the winner receives a $50 Gift Certificate!

Drawing Contest for Kids

Submit your horsey drawings by September 30, 2009
for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate
to your favorite tack store!

Click here for details about submitting a drawing.

There's still time to enter and win Mary's weekly giveaway!

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