October 22, 2009

Southern California Equestrian Sport Starts Fund to Aid Jennie Brannigan with Cooper's Vet Bills

Jennie Brannigan and Cooper at the
2008 North American Young Rider Championships.
Photo by Kat Netzler for The Chronicle of the Horse.

Jennie Brannigan’s talented international three-day event horse Cooper had an unfortunate accident during the show jumping phase of the Fair Hill International three-day event on Oct. 18. The resulting injury required surgery on his tendon, and a subsequent colic surgery. The goal is a full recovery, but the expenses for these procedures are daunting, and insurance will not cover everything.

Last year Jennie moved from California to Pennsylvania to work for Olympic rider Phillip Dutton. She and Cooper have an enviable record: in 2008 they won the American Eventing Championships (Intermediate), claimed individual and team gold medals at the North American Young Rider Championships (CCI**), and Cooper was the US Eventing Association Intermediate Horse of the Year. In the spring of 2009 Cooper and Jennie represented the United States at the Bramham CCI*** in England. Cooper is a talented and charismatic horse and has launched Jennie’s career as a rider.

Your donation can help Jennie to pay off Cooper’s veterinary bills and take the best possible care of her incredible partner. Jennie is a member of Southern California Equestrian Sport (SCES), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping equestrian riders and organizers raise tax deductible funds to compete in or support their National and International competitions.

The SCES has set up a tax deductible fund to help Jennie and Cooper with their veterinary expenses. You can donate online through Paypal at Jennie’s Website, www.branniganeventing.com, or by sending a check payable to SCES to the address below.

Please make checks payable to:

Cooper Fund
c/o Terre Joslin
Guthrie Tax Service
1902 Orangetree Lane, Ste. 130
Redlands, CA 92374

Questions can be directed to Margie Molloy at 714-342-0040. THANK YOU FOR HELPING!

Final Two Shows at Hansen Dam: October 24 and October 31 - November 1

The Hansen Dam series of hunter/jumper shows will conclude with the Hansen Dam Preview this Saturday (Oct. 24). Held the day before the season opening show for the Interscholastic Equestrian League, this show allows riders an opportunity to compete in two back-to-back competitions on the same weekend. A full complement of medal classes allows junior and amateur riders to get valuable qualifying points and wins.

Competitors who have reserved a stall for the IEL show do not need an additional stall reservation. Riders wishing to attend just the Hansen Dam Preview can reserve a stall through IEL Manager Mike Curtis (mrcandml@yahoo.com). Schedules, entry blanks, and other information about the show are online at: www.langershows.com.

The Verdugo Hills Finale (Oct. 31 - Nov. 1) will conclude the season and it will be a hauntingly good time. On Saturday afternoon (not before 3:30) ghosts, goblins, witches, and other creatures of the imagination will take over the regular junior and amateur riders. A Halloween party in front of the horse show office will kick off the costume class for horses and riders. And for those not wishing to involve their horse, join the costume parade after the mounted competition. Decorate your dog, turn your trainer into "The Thing," have your mom show her dark side, or dress your little brother as the demon you know he is. And don’t forget to bring a pumpkin to show off your carving skills.

Don’t worry, the horse show will be terrific too. Competition will be fierce as the Verdugo Hills Finale serves as the final show to determine the winner of the Trainer Incentive, complete with a week long trip to Maui. Mark Purcell, Julie Conner-Daniels, and Foxfield are all among the top contenders vying for the top prize. Standings are available at: www.langershows.com/programs.php

For more information on the shows, contact Linda McRae (lindamac99@gmail.com) or visit the Langer Equestrian Group website at www.langershows.com.

Press release provided by LEG Up News.

American Ranch Horse Association Scholarship Deadline: December 31st

American Ranch Horse Association youth members who plan to attend a college or trade school next year are invited to apply for a $500 academic-based scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year. Applications will be accepted in the ARHA office until December 31, 2009.

To qualify for an ARHA scholarship, an applicant must be a current ARHA member in good standing, have been an ARHA member for a minimum of two years, and verify their intention to attend college or a post-secondary educational program.

Click here for scholarship requirements and more information.

Congratulations to Chelsea Curtis and Jasmine Hainer!

Chelsea Curtis & Tadine

Jasmine Hainer and Koda

Nancy Prosser wrote us to share her excitement over two of her girls winning at the Gold Coast Series Championships
last weekend.

Chelsea Curtis and Tadine won the AA Jumpers Series Championship and Jasmine Hainer and Koda won the
Childrens Jumper Series Championship.

Congratulations to all!

Earlier Deadline Date for 2010 AHP Student Award Contest

The 2010 AHP Student Award will award up to three $750 travel awards to attend the AHP 40th Anniversary Seminar in Lexington, KY, on June 17-19, 2010. Travel Award winners have an opportunity to meet leading equine publishing professionals and discuss career possibilities during the three days of educational sessions and related activities.

One Travel Award winner will be selected at the seminar as the 2010 Student Award winner. The Student Award winner will win a cash award of $1,000 plus an all expense paid trip hosted by Publishers Press to one of their Two-Day Customer Education Seminars in Louisville, KY, to have a unique experience to learn the printing process.

Students are eligible to enter the contest if they are a high school senior or an undergraduate college student during the 2009-2010 undergraduate college year, with at least one semester before graduation. All qualified applicants will receive a complimentary Student annual membership, a complimentary Student registration certificate for the annual seminar and a critique of their resume. The AHP Student Award Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada only.

Student Award applicants are required to send a completed application form plus additional information by January 15, 2010. Eligible students may access guidelines and application at the AHP website at www.americanhorsepubs.org/students/student_award/index.asp.

Click here to read more.

P.R.E. National Celebration Horse Show & "Theatre of the Spanish Horse" • Del Mar • Oct. 29 - Nov. 1

The Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse invites the public to attend “A Taste of Spain in America,” the P.R.E. (Pura Raza Española) National Celebration Horse Show at the DelMar ShowPark October 29th – November 1st.  Highlighting the show will be the popular “Theatre of the Spanish Horse” on Friday night, October 30th at 7:30 p.m. immediately preceded at 7:00 p.m. by the Pure Spanish Stallion Showcase, a parade of the glorious “peacocks” of the breed. Pure Spanish Horses of Spain are one of the rarest breeds in the United States.  They have long been known and admired by royalty as the “Horse of Kings.”  Their incredible beauty, kind nature and amazing athletic ability will captivate anyone who has the good fortune to “meet” one of these fantasy creatures. Pure Spanish Horses sometimes known as Andalusians have been featured in the films “Lord of the Rings” and “Kingdom of Heaven,” and star regularly at Medieval Times Castles’ Dinner Tournaments.

Click here to read more.

Taking the Spook Out Clinic • La Grange • Saturday, October 31

Have you tried everything to get your horse used to scary things, including the kitchen sink, but it hasn't worked? On Saturday, October 31 Bauhr Ranch will be having a "Taking the Spook Out Clinic." It's a fun day of sensory training, learning how to develop a program to take home with you and keep up the good work. Helping you to do just about anything on your horse!

$125 for the whole day; $20 to audit

Where: Bauhr Ranch, La Grange, CA
When: October 31, 2009; 10am - 4pm
Lunch is included around 1pm

209-852-2496, www.bauhrranch.com

Steve & Carolyn Bauhr; Bauhr Ranch Horsemanship

El Capitan Equestrian Center Tack Sale • Lakeside • Sunday, Nov. 1

El Capitan Equestrian Center is hosting its first Tack Sale. There will be a BBQ lunch, great products and horses for sale. Make sure you make plans to stop by!

$10 - bring your table, chairs and tack • $2 lunches

Where: El Capitan Equestrian Center, 12307 Willow Rd, Lakeside
When: November 1, 2009; 9am - 12pm

619-443-1939, www.elcapitaneqcenter.com

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits REINS • Temecula • Saturday, Nov. 6

Empire Farrier Supply hosts its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at Temecula Creek Inn located in Temecula, CA.  All proceeds benefit the REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program in San Diego County’s Fallbrook.

A diverse group of golfers are expected to attend, including local business people, farriers, veterinarians, horse owners and hoof care product manufacturers. The tournament is open to anyone who wishes to support this worthwhile charity.

The mission of REINS is to provide physical, mental and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding. Therapeutic horseback riding benefits almost any disabling condition including cerebral palsy, autism and down syndrome, to name a few. The purpose of the REINS program is to bring the benefits of therapeutic riding to as many people as possible, and provide a safe, friendly environment for riders and horses alike. 

To accomplish these goals, they need our help. Your participation in this event will make a difference in the lives of many people. We look forward to seeing you on the green for a great day benefiting a great cause!

The cost to enter is $125.00 each individual golfer, which covers all expenses including entry in the Hole In One contest in which a 4 Star aluminum goose neck stock trailer is the grand prize. A boxed lunch and post-play banquet are included and prizes will be given for first and second place teams, plus all contests.

For more information, call 951-296-0046, e-mail golf@empirefarrier.com or visit www.empirefarrier.com.
For more information about REINS you can visit their website at www.reinsprogram.org.

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