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Eddie Macken Clinic
Dec. 6-8 in Ventura County's Simi Valley
Irish Olympian, four-time Hickstead Derby winner and popular show jumping coach Eddie Macken presents a jumping clinic at the beautiful Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley. The hosts are Richard Padilla and Stephanie Saperstein of El Sueno de Amistad. Participant spots will likely be filled by the time this issue arrives, but auditors are welcome at prices ranging from $45 to watch a single session to $180 to enjoy all three days. Four sessions are divided up between 1.10m in height to 1.30-1.3m.
Eddie is known to be a terrific coach and the venue is a super pleasant place to spend the day.
For more information, visit www.esda.us.
SoCal Saddlery Grand Opening
Dec. 14 in Orange County's Costa Mesa
Melissa Eben's SoCal Saddlery opens its doors at the Orange County Fairgrounds on Sat., Dec. 14. The festivities will include giveaways, guest speakers, specials, games and more. Year-round inventory will include new and like-new tack and apparel, equine nutrition products and lots of other horse gear. In addition to opening this store, Melissa is Master Saddler's Association trained saddle fitter and has studied equine nutrition.
For more information, visit www.SoCalSaddlery.com or call 619-571-9977.
Spirit Of Vaulting
Jan. 3-5 in Los Angeles
Equestrian enthusiasts across Southern California are gathering Jan 3-5, 2014 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center to hone their skills in one of the oldest horse sports around: equestrian vaulting.
The Spirit of Vaulting event will incorporate all facets of vaulting and will include educational opportunities for vaulters, coaches and enthusiasts via clinics and demonstrations. Yossi Martonovich, M.Ed Sp. Ed., will join the full roster of clinicians representing various disciplines and areas of expertise.
While today vaulting is an international sport, one of only seven recognized by the International Equestrian Federation, it is relatively "new" in the US. The foundations of this sport are commonly used throughout riding programs of all disciplines, to improve seat, balance, strength and harmony with the horse. These basics are universal and far-reaching and can be found at the world famous Spanish Riding School and the United States Pony Club, as well as many western riding programs.
Likewise, the medically proven benefits of therapeutic riding employ the essence of vaulting principles, exercises and movements. As a competitive sport, vaulters start on a steel barrel, practicing until they are ready to perform on a horse. During competitions, vaulters perform individually, in pairs and up to teams of three on a horse at a time, performing an array of gymnastic and dance moves, to music. It is truly breathtaking to watch.
For more information on the event, visit http://spiritofvaulting2014.weebly.com or contact Peggy van Hook
at 805-698-3681 or email@example.com. To find a vaulting club near you, visit the American Vaulting Association's website: www.americanvaulting.org.
Submitted by Gibran Stout
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