California Riding Magazine • February, 2010

Yee Haw!
California Cowgirls land a spot at the
World Equestrian Games

Photo: K. Higgins

The California Cowgirls Equestrian Drill Team has been chosen for a special role in this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park. The news arrived as the World Games 2010 Foundation unveiled the Equine Village participants for the Games. Based in Sacramento and surrounding areas, the California Cowgirls were chosen from among dozens of other equestrian drill teams throughout the country to entertain this world-wide audience for all 16 days of the Games.

Captained by Sara Curtis, the drill team appears at rodeos, parades, horse shows and special events throughout California and Nevada. With eye-catching costumes and carrying flying American flags atop Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas, these Cowgirls perform complex drill maneuvers at top speed. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event for the California Cowgirls to showcase their sport. For more information, please visit www.californiacowgirls.com.

To help support this opportunity, the West Coast Equine Foundation and The Synergy Team are sponsoring a Whole Horse Wellness Clinic on behalf of the California Cowgirls. The clinic will be held at the Murieta Equestrian Center, Rancho Murieta, CA, Mar. 20-21. For details and tickets, visit www.horsewellnessclinic.com.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and for the first time in the United States. www.alltechfeigames.com.