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    Attention trainers: Is 2011 the year for your ‘Mustang Challenge’?

    From the Horsetrader sales staff - December 2nd, 2010 - Ingate Column

    Trainers wanted! Looking for national exposure? A worldwide fan base? The Extreme Mustang Makeover is returning to Norco for the third time on May 13-15, and applications will be due Jan. 15 for trainers interested in participating. In addition to prize money, trainers competing in the event will receive up to $700 in reimbursed expenses for reasonable training and veterinary costs, and a 20 percent commission (over the $200 adoption & processing fee) on horses adopted for $200 or more. Come see 90-day trained Mustangs climb the hills and walk the streets as they compete for approximately $10,000 in prize money. All competing Mustangs will be available for adoption by the public on Sunday, May 15. For more information on the event and on registering to compete, call (512) 869-3225, and see the ad on page 73.

    Don’t let a Holiday gift-giving disaster strike you! Shop at Big Horse Feed & Mercantile in Temecula for a great selection of gifts, feed, tack, apparel and horse equipment. Plus, sign up at the Big Horse Gift Registry and receive 15 percent off any purchase listed on your gift registry or the registry of your loved ones or friends! (In this special, you mustn’t combine with already-discounted or discontinued items, and not included are feed, wormers, vaccines and dog or cat food.) Avoid gift-giving tragedy! Take a step toward being a hero and shop Big Horse – they’ll even gift wrap it for you! (951) 676-2544, and see the ad on page 9.

    Learn from World Champion and top stock horse trainer Sandy Collier when she comes to a great hands-on working cow horse clinic at the Cactus Valley Equestrian Center in Hemet Jan. 15-16. In addition to her venerable record in reining and stock horse disciplines, Sandy has a wealth of advice for riders of all disciplines. Her successful horse show record is reflective of her dedication, talent and integrity as a horse trainer. Sign up soon – this clinic will fill up fast! Rider: $475 (includes cattle fee and lunch for both days). For auditors: pre-registration $20 per day or day of clinic $25 per day. For more info, call Cactus Valley Equestrian Center at (951) 766-0246 and see the ad on page 49.

    Get up close and personal with the equestrians and their horses you’ll see New Year’s Day in the 2011 Rose Parade at EquestFest 2010! This is the best family equestrian event of the year, so don’t miss it! Watch in awe as these beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances, demonstrate trick riding and roping. It’s the “Wild West” brought to life! Stroll through the stables and talk to the riders. Learn about the various tack and the many different breeds. Take advantage of wonderful one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. Enjoy ongoing performances, demonstrations & exhibits! There will also be great music, as well as food & beverage concessions on site. For the fourth consecutive year, RFD-TV will broadcast live coverage of “Equestfest 2010.” The show will air live between noon and 3:00 p.m. (rain or shine) from the Los Angeles Equestrian Center’s covered Equidome and surrounding areas. For tickets, call (626) 795-4171. If you can’t make it in person, be sure to watch it live on television! See the ad on page 69.

    Protect man’s best friend from the cold and wet of winter, plus save money! Save 10 percent on all Sierra DogWear during the month of December. Quality indoor and outdoor coats are available in all sizes, custom to ready-made, from the makers of Chaskit Self-righting HorseWear. The sale includes the new line of leashes and Weaver collars. To learn more, call (800) 456-7408, and see the ad on page 68.

    If you would like to put the California Horsetrader or our popular internet site, www.horsetrader.com, to work for you, please call the display sales staff at (760) 546-1184, or email to: sales@horsetrader.com

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