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    SCQHEA doubles-up points for April Showpark event

    From the Horsetrader sales staff - March 15th, 2012 - Ingate Column

    The Southern California Quarter Horse Exhibitor’s Association (SCQHEA) is excited to announce their Double Feature Quarter Horse Circuit will have a new venue and new dates! Held April 4-7 at Showpark in Del Mar, you’ll be able to show to eight judges in four days – all classes are double judged! In honor of celebrating the Easter holiday, the show will start on Wednesday and conclude on Saturday. Now you can double your showing and double your fun – saving both money and time. Contact show secretary Poncie Herrmann-Gimple for more info at (714) 444-2918, or see the ad on page 7!

    The University of Southern California Equestrian Team will hold its 6th Annual Dinner Dance Fundraiser for the 2012 season on Saturday, March 24. The event will be held at the Paddock Riding Club in Los Feliz, under the stars and surrounded by the horses. The amazing Country Western Band Jimi Nelson and the Drifting Cowboys will get the crowd in the swing of things with a little two-step action and their own brand of horse play! Plus, the 20-member competitive equestrian club team will show off their first-place jumping talents. The money raised will go toward the team’s maintenance and show expenses that include leasing, grooming supplies, tack, veterinary care, coaches, team events and insurance. “These girls take a full course load and must keep up their grade average to stay on the team,” says USC Team Coach Karen Perlow. “After classes they come out to the barn, train, groom the horses and muck the stalls. It takes incredible dedication and very hard work.” For the past five years, the USC Equestrian Team has placed first in the region in top competitions including Zone Championship at Stanford University, University of Oregon and Montana State University. For more info about this event, call Justine Schmidt at (323) 428-3067 and see their ad on page 77. For more info on the program, visit www-scf.usc.edu/~equestrn/

    Bring out the champion in your horse! Join Armstrong Feed & Purina for their “Horse Owner’s Workshop” event, on Saturday. March 24, in Valley Center! Enjoy the chance to win prizes and check out vendor booths on site. Gretchen Richards, equine nutritionist, will talk about “How to Feed your Horse for Le$$”, and Dr. Matthews, DVM, will speak on Preventative Health Care. Afterward, you’ll be able to ask questions and get the info you need for better feeding and nutrition. Call Armstrong Feed to RSVP for this fun & educational event, at (760) 749-2223, or email info@armstrongfeed.com. See the ad on page 23!

    Horse health problems can be complex and stem from a variety of causes, but SmartPak has made it easy to find a supplement solution that actually works for your horse. Their formulas approach each problem from multiple angles and the results speak for themselves. Over 1,700 customers are so happy with the SmartFlex formulas, they’ve rated them an average 4.7 out of 5 stars. And with seven unique formulas, there’s a SmartFlex for a young futurity contender, a champion reiner, a retired trail horse — and everything in between. Designed to save you money, SmartPak has eliminated the middle man so that you can get the top quality supplements your horse deserves, without paying top dollar. The carefully-targeted formulas ensure that your horse gets everything he needs, but you don’t pay for a bunch of ingredients he doesn’t. Even better, when you order in SmartPaks, you get the best value and the ultimate peace of mind. Find the right fit for your horse by calling (800) 461-8898, or see the ad on page 9.

    Kawell Matico 100% Organic Shampoo for horses is made from the Matico plant and is designed to not only care for your horse’s appearance, but also their health. Regular applications help to care for the coat, while also healing minor wounds and scars that come about as a result of injury or strenuous work. Buddleja globosa (Matico, as it is known in South America), also known as the Orange Ball Buddleja, is a species endemic to Chile and Argentina, where it grows in dry and moist forests. Folk medicine prizes Buddleja globosa for its medicinal properties. The infusion of the leaves is used topically for the treatment of external wounds, burns, ringworm, skin allergies and irritations. To learn more, see the ad on page 3, or call (888) 576-5237.

    Do you have a silver parade saddle in your tack room, gathering dust or in poor condition? Norm Moldenhauer wants to talk with you! With 45 years in business, Mr. Moldenhauer wants to buy your silver parade saddle – in any condition, even if it’s in need of restoration. Give him a call at (949) 499-1088. See ad on page 63.

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