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Back-to-back SCRCHA events gets regional talent back on track

From Horsetrader staff reports

TEMECULA — After three event-less months, cow horse competitors enjoyed back-to-back summer shows put on by the Southern California Reined Cow Horse Association. Green Acres Ranch hosted both events, the SCRCHA July Jubilee Show on July 10-12 and the Jimmy Flores, Sr. Memorial Aug. 7-9.

Classes were well-filled, attracting entrants from throughout the southwest, and there were plenty of inspiring stories from the two weekends. Here are three of them:

Summertime Sliiiiiiiiiide

- August 28th, 2020

CRC Ranch hosts reiners in a restart to show season

By BROOKE GODDARD / for the Horsetrader

Tom Foran and Taylor Sheridan’s Rey Town take third in the CRHA Open. (Mark Blakley photo)

TEMECULA — The California Reining Horse Association slid into California Ranch Company for its Summertime Slide Horse Show on Aug. 21-23. The show was initially scheduled to take place at Hansen Dam Horse Park in Lake View Terrace, but the City of Los Angeles placed a pause on horse shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The CRHA was grateful that California Ranch Company opened its doors on such short notice.

Medal Season

- August 28th, 2020

Top riders vie for CPHA Equitation Championships

Special to the Horsetrader

Jessica Smith and Haute Couture (Amy McCool photo)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Medal final season signals the end of summer and the beginning of fall, and Aug. 22-23, 121 equestrians in three age sections were challenged in the equitation arena.

From Horsetrader sales staff

The Livery Feed and Ranch Supply is well known for its friendly service, terrific inventory and good prices, but not everyone knows (yet) that it also is a super place to buy and sell used tack. Stop by next time you are in Ramona at 2537 Main Street to check out what’s available and to meet the friendly staff that is ready to go to work for you. Shop the large selection of tack and product from all your favorite manufacturers, including Berlin Custom Leather, Breyer, Professional’s Choice and much, much more. Be sure to ask about The Livery’s delivery service. The Livery is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, see the ad on page 23, or give The Livery a call at (760) 789-5582.

Communication

- August 28th, 2020

By Daniel H. Grove, DVM

Ask the Vet

Communication is an essential component to any relationship. Whether it be between two people, countries, companies — anything. If you want any relationship to work between two or more parties, communication is key. The relationship between equine veterinarian and client is no different.

Equine medicine is a bit different from many other medical and patient/client relationship. Even when you compare it to small animal medicine, to me, it is a more personal relationship. In small animal medicine you usually speak with office staff to setup an appointment or get a refill. A veterinary technician often times is the first to see your animal and answer some of your questions. You get to see and speak to the veterinarian (in non-COVID times) during the exam. Most procedures are done in the back, and then you may see your veterinarian just prior to leaving.

The power of ‘why’

- August 28th, 2020

By Sheryl Lynde | Horsetrader columnist

I always want to know why a horse does what he does. If he bucks…why? If he rears…why? Is he fearful…why?

This question kept me up at night as I thought about a troubled horse or colt that had come to me for help.

When Smokey arrived, he was a wreck waiting to happen. He was three at the time and had 30 days of prior training. He had a level of fear that was going to get someone hurt. I led him into the round pen to give him room and time to settle, but as I walked out he spooked and fell to the ground.

Meet ‘No Quit’ Sparky

- August 2nd, 2020

No obstacle, even a lost eye, could keep a determined trio — horse, trainer and owner — from reaching the 2020 NRHA Derby Open Finals

By Warren Wilson / Horsetrader staff

Trainer Marty Bales and White Tye Affair, aka “Sparky,” owned by Robert Heindl. (Shezashootingstar.com photo)

TEMECULA — Marty Bales saw White Tye Affair’s potential as a National Reining Horse Association Open Finals horse the first time she saw the yearling in a sale video. What she didn’t see—what nobody could have imagined—was the 4-year journey that would get him there, on the floor of the Coliseum in the NRHA Open Derby last June.

After a promising start through his 2-year-old year, White Tye Affair (Smart And Shiney X Cowgirl Affair) hit a series of setbacks that would demoralize most horses, not to mention their trainers and owners.

Del Mar Horse Park (Horsetrader photo)

DEL MAR—Even before the horse community had a chance to raise its collective voice, hundreds of residents near the Del Mar Horse Park are protesting a concept to bring temporary homeless housing to the show facility.

The 65-acre Horse Park, under the purview of the 22nd District Agricultural Association that manages the Del Mar Fairgrounds, apparently is not under any immediate impact.

BURBANK—Griffith Park, the largest urban park in the United States, has 56 miles of horse trails and supports a thriving horse community of trail users. Every day, equestrians can be found riding, from early morning into the evening, on a trail system that provides a quiet riding experience in a natural and safe environment.

With plans heating up by city businessmen and leaders to construct an aerial tram to view the Hollywood sign, equestrian advocates met virtually with Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu to present concerns.

From Horsetrader sales staff

Ranch horse popularity continues to grow, and growing along with it is West Coast Ranch Horse, offering new events and programs all the time. Two Southern California events on the calendar after summer will be the Ranch Horse Rendezvous Oct. 24-25 at CRC Ranch in Temecula and the Winter Ranch Horse Buckle Series at Green Acres Ranch in Temecula on Nov. 7, Dec. 12 and Jan. 16.

The Ranch Horse Rendezvous will feature a clinic, an open and amateur futurity for 3/4 and 5/6 year-olds, and a barbeque dinner with wine tasting and music on Saturday, and the horse show with divisions for all levels on Sunday. The Buckle Series will award division high points, best 2/3 shows to count. Come on out and check out the ranch horse classes in August at two WCRH-sanctioned events, the Southern California Professional Horseshow at Green Acres Ranch Aug. 15-16, or the “Slots of Fun” Summer Circuit Show at the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center in Corning Aug. 28-30. For more info, see the ad on page 17, or go to westcoastranchhorse.com.