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Come with the Horsetrader to the 2012 NSHA Futurity!

From Horsetrader sales staff - August 2nd, 2012 - Ingate Column

Futurity season is here – and the California Horsetrader is right in the middle of it! Come with us to the 2012 National Stock Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, scheduled for Aug. 13-19 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Deadline for this popular annual NSHA Futurity Program Issue is Monday, Aug. 6th!

Hobby Horse Clothing Company is currently looking for horse-and-rider teams to star in their 2013 catalog as Hobby Horse models! If you’re a show girl with a show horse, check out Hobby Horse’s current display ad on page 37 for model search guidelines and more info. Photos and contact info must be submitted by Sept. 1st, so don’t wait too long! Good luck, we hope you’re a Hobby Horse Model Search winner!

The San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park has an extra incentive to visit its remarkable exhibit, “The Horse”. Now through Sept. 3, visitors purchasing amuseum admission ticket on Mondays will receive a free clubhouse ticket to the Del Mar Racetrack in celebration of the seaside track’s 75th Anniversary. “The Horse” explores early interactions between horses and humans, and it shows how horses have, over time, influenced civilization including major changes in warfare, trade, transportation, agriculture, sports, and many other facets of human life. There is a limit of one ticket per paid or member admission, and supplies are first-come, first-served — so don’t miss out! Visit www.sdnhm.org/the-horse for further information.

Orange Park Arenas, Equestrians, Trails Corporation (OPA-ETC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with the goal of preserving the equestrian heritage and traditions of Orange Park Acres. OPA-ETC’s Board and volunteers donate their time and expertise in the fields of equestrianism, trail systems and non-profit management in order to meet this goal. The Orange Park Acres Riders are proud to offer fun and exciting gymkhanas, English and Western shows to the public, held at the Mara Brandman Horse Arena. For an upcoming list of shows and events, please see their ad on page 81 or visit www.opa-etc.org.

The Sacramento International Horse Show has moved to Sept. 25-Oct. 7 and will be held at the Murieta Equine Complex in Rancho Murieta. The two-week event will offer many feature classes, culminating with the $55,000 Land Rover Grand Prix of Sacramento on the final Saturday night. The 2012 Sacramento International will also feature great clinics from Rich Fellers, Bernie Traurig, Jason Taylor, Hope Glynn, Julie Goodnight and Will Simpson. The Young Jumper Suitability Finals will now be run under a completely subjective format. Suitability Finals creator Rudy Leone commented, “We have made several changes over the years as the program has developed. In response to feedback from local trainers and breeders we have made these changes to keep this event unique and unlike other championships for young horses. The idea is that we choose the horses that are most likely to have the brightest future in the sport as Grand Prix prospects.” The Championships take place during the first week of the Sacramento International Horse Show on its new dates. For further info, call 714/785-9467 and see the ad on page 88.

Renowned for their dedication to the highest quality horse feed formulations, Triple Crown Nutrition is launching a series of “Crown Jewel” contests, each designed to share a special equestrian treasure with the horse world. The first contest revolves around a gorgeous limited edition print by photographer Brady Willette. “Crow War Pony-1” is featured in the “A Song for the Horse Nation,” exhibit currently running at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Whether you’re a horse art collector, equestrian or both, you’re going to want a chance to win this remarkable 20″ x 30″ limited edition print. To enter, visit www.triplecrownfeed.com through Sept. 7. Winner will be announced Sept. 10. And stay tuned for future contests!

Don’t miss the 26th Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair! To be held Sept. 20-23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, this fun-filled event has something for everyone. See the majestic Draft Horses in 20 competitions, including Six-up Hitches, Americana, Log Skidding, Singles, Pairs, Heavyweight Pulling and many more. Also enjoy the International Equine and Western art show, live bluegrass and Western Music Fest, delicious food, Clogging Jamboree, exhibits, demos and Western trade show. RV camping onsite is available. For more information, call (530) 273-6217 or see the ad on page 13.

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