October 1 , 2009

Our October Issue Is Here!

Pick up our latest issue and read all about our cover sponsor, County Saddlery! Their story reveals why it's such an excellent company and also touches on the exciting world record breaking ride of Edward Gal, one of many top equestrians who loves County's addles.

Be sure to also read about the upcoming ranch roping that will be part of Vaquero Days this month in San Diego's Descanso.

Don't miss the piece on Project Healing Horse about the great effort by Joker's Treats founder George Wooding to help more American veterans receive the far-reaching benefits of hippotherapy and therapeutic riding.

We also had a very touching story submitted by proud dad, George Thomas, about his daughter Brittany's experience at the Hunter/Jumper Medal Finals in Sacramento.

Please give us your feedback and let us know if you have any story ideas for us.

Woodside Fall Finale Will Conclude the 2009 Show Season -
Tack Trunks to Top Winners & A Trip to Maui for a Trainer

Following a string of successful shows this season, Langer Equestrian Group is wrapping up its Woodside series of hunter/jumper shows with the Woodside Fall Finale (Sept. 24-27). Trainers are competing for who will win the coveted trip to Maui awarded to the leading trainer in the Woodside Trainer Incentive Details are at: http://langershows.com/programs.php. The race is close among Jenny Davis, Leslie Nelson, Hope Glynn, Beverly Jovais, and Diane Yeager. The top five will each receive $1,000 and the winning trainer gets to enjoy a seven day stay at the lovely Marriott Ocean Club Resort Maui. www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi

Read more here ...

Congratulations to Sherry Shih!

Sherry submitted this fantastic drawing for our
Kid's Drawing Contest ... she's now the winner of a
$50 Gift Certificate to the tack store of her choice!

Her drawing "is about how now horses are mostly used
for entertainment. But they will always remember the
glory they have in the medieval times.
Helping knights fight for their king and country."

Thank you to all who entered!

RRT Prize Ride • Hidden Valley • Sunday, October 4

20th Annual Riverside Recreational Trails Prize Ride

Sign-up at 8:30am; Trail Ride Leaves at 10am SHARP!

Ride will stage at Hidden Valley. Plenty of parking @
$5 per vehicle (truck & trailer or vehicle).

Approximately 3 1/2 hour ride in the Hidden Valley Park.
Two separate trail rides. One for Gaited Horses and one
for Non-Gaited Horses. Refreshments for sale throughout
the day. A BBQ Beef Sandwich lunch with all the fixings
will be available for only $5.00 at the end of the trail ride.

Please, for everyone's safety, use a Saddle and No Doubling. No Stallions or Dogs Please!!

Special Prize For ... Youngest & Oldest Rider; "Who Drove the Farthest" Rider.
50/50 Drawing! Prize Drawings will start at 2:00pm; Free Prize Hand for becoming an RRT member
on the day of the ride! $5.00 p/hand; 2 hands $8; 3 hands $12; 4 hands $15

For more information call: Jay or Lisa, 951-905-0006 • Kathy, 951-780-1494 (trail boss) • Lana, 951-354-7138

Poker Ride and Stride • San Marcos • Sunday, October 11

3rd Annual Poker Ride and Stride benefiting the Walnut Grove Equestrian Park.

RIDE your horse, WALK the course, make a PLEDGE or be a SPONSOR of the event to raise funds for improving one of San Diego County's few remaining public equestrian parks.

Riders check in @ 8am. Walkers check in @ 9:30am.
Trail Route: The beautiful San Marcos City trail system from the park to La Cienega and back.

Entry Fees:
Walking Only (No Poker) - $35
Regular Poker Ride or Walk - $100 Cash or Pledges
High Stakes Poker Ride or Walk - $500 Cash of Pledges

Visit www.HelpTheHorsePark.com to download entry/pledge sheets. Call 760-685-0780 with questions.

$1,000 Prize: Best High Stakes Poker Hand

$500 Prize: Best Regular Poker Hand

Opportunity Drawings • Silent Auction
Pony Petting Coral • Line Dancing • BBQ Lunch
Gift Bags • Live Music By The Wild Oats

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Sire: OSO Star Maker by Monogramm.
Dam: OSO Asia. Turns heads wherever she goes!
Elegant gait & stance. Foaled a gorgeous Palomino half Arabian in '09. Sweepstakes. $10,000.

Katy, 623-308-6500, www.himountaingold.com

Wanted: Readers!

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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 www.ridingmagazine.com and possibly in print in California Riding Magazine. Best of all, you keep the book!

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