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    From Horsetrader sales staff

    Cooler temperatures will be falling on us in autumn, but horse sales will be heating up!

    On Sept. 18, the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales will fill the Reno-Sparks Livestock Event Center for three sales: the 2021 Performance & Ranch Horse Sale, the 2021 Select Weanlings, Yearlings & Broodmares Sale, and the 2021 2-year-old Select Sale. Check the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity website (renosnafflebitfuruity.com) to see the catalog, when available. The event, managed by Parnell Dickinson, last year had average sales averages of $9957 (2-year-old Select Sale), $8,000 (Performance and Ranch Horse Sale) and $9,838 (Select Yearling & Broodmare Sale), respectively. For more info, see the ad on the back cover of this issue!

    Another exciting horse sale on this fall’s calendar is the Nov. 6 West Coast Ranch Horse Rendezvous Sale at the beautiful Tucalota Creek Ranch. Managed by XIT Western Productions, this sale will bring 35 head of high-quality ranch horses that “are ready to be your next partner.” The sale will specialize in horses that are show-ready or are great ranch horse prospects. There is a consignor application process and a selection committee to ensure only the cream of the crop are offered. The sale will take place alongside a series of events over the 2021 WCRH Rendezvous weekend Nov. 4-7. As for the show, the WCRH Rendezvous will include ranch horse clinics with Sami Hernandez, Cowley Performance Horses and others, a two-day ranch horse show, ranch horse futurities, a silent auction, wine and cheese reception, vendors, and a banquet dinner with live cowboy music from Eric Gorsuch. There will be a saddle awarded to the Top Hand of the weekend, division buckles, trophy knives, trophy stirrups and more! The sale preview will be held with the wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, and the sale will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

    Those interested in consigning to the sale can participate in an application process and can learn more via the WCRH website (westcoastranchhorse.com). All horses will come with vet exams in order to provide the buyers with the confidence that they deserve in buying any of the quality horses offered. Consignors are encouraged to enter their horses in the events in the ranch horse show, especially those that qualify for Friday’s futurity. Consignor check-in and vet checks will take place on Thursday, Nov. 4 starting at 8 a.m. Horses will then begin moving into their stalls, and the horses can be ridden during the open riding that evening from 4-7 p.m. Online bidding will be available through XIT Western Productions website (www.xitwesternproductions.com).


    We love and appreciate our stores — for more than 40 years, they have devoted space in their store for California Horsetrader magazine! We also lift up in appreciation our store advertisers who trust and support us! Thank you Inland Vet Supply (Temecula and Norco… ad on page 2), Tony’s Hay and Grain (Norco… ad on page 31) and The Shoein Shop (Yucaipa…ad on page 34 and online at theshoeinshop.com).


    How about a new John Deere Gator? Another loyal advertiser in California Horsetrader magazine, our friends at Farnam, has been keeping horses healthy and happy since the company was founded in 1946. In honor of the trusted partnerships that have united Farnam and the equine community across the decades, the company is marking its diamond anniversary with a special event for its loyal customers.

    Now through Dec. 31, 2021, horse owners are invited to enter Farnam’s 75th Anniversary Giveaway. Front and center is the Grand Prize, a 2021 Farnam-branded John Deere® Gator® XUV835M (approximate retail value, $18,000), loaded with $1,000 worth of Farnam® products including supplements, fly control, hoof care and grooming. In addition, there will be 10 First Prizes featuring $75 worth of popular Farnam® products in a handy five-gallon bucket.

    Only one entry is allowed per person. You must be a horse owner and legal U.S. resident of one of the 48 contiguous states or the District of Columbia and 18 or older as of Aug. 9, 2021 with a valid driver’s license to enter. Please visit farnam.com/75-giveaway for complete rules. See Farnam’s ads this issue on pages 3, 17, 27 and 39.


    Round up your posse, lace up your sneakers or saddle up your horse, and come out for the 15th annual Ride & Stride at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos on Sunday, Oct. 17. Organized by the Horse Heritage Conservancy and Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association, the event encourages the “two-legged” contingent to join in and bring their other Best Friend to stride this three-mile loop through the valley. Participation in this event helps the Horse Park, a rare gem in the heart of the Twin Oaks Valley. Come celebrate this unique park and its trail connectivity. All contributions collected are fully tax deductible and support this public facility which is used for so much, including equestrian events, trail staging and emergency evacuation. The Ride and Stride promotes the rich cultural history of San Marcos and the importance of preserving a rural and equestrian presence within the community. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Visit helpthehorsepark.org for more information and registration forms.

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