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    From Horsetrader sales staff

    An 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).


    It’s November — a time to pause and give thanks. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank ALL our advertisers for your support. We ask our readers to please browse through our California Horsetrader pages and make note of who invests in us, providing the engine that produces a monthly magazine and website in support of the state’s horse industry. And a special shout out to our “Congratulations!” advertisers this issue!: Cowley Performance Horses (page 3), Suzette Overgaag (page 9) and the Rawhide Ranch (page 11). Thank you for choosing California Horsetrader to recognize your star performances this year!


    Thinking about a new barn? Be sure to see the North Coast Barns ad (page 39) for their special sale on the North Coast 4-stall Shedrow Barn, which comes standard with six feet free standing overhang. All North Coast Barns come with standard features that include a Lifetime Guarantee on Steel Frame, a 10-year Warranty on Kick & Chew, 2X6 T&G siding, and painted steel roofing. The NCB price includes installation, concrete pier foundation, engineering plans, feed package and tax! Compare and save — North Coast Barns will NOT be undersold! For more info, call (800) 525-BARN, and visit the website at northcoastbarns.com. One more thing — North Coast Barns offers special discounted pricing to anyone suffering a loss due to the California wildfires.


    Versatile, experienced and trustworthy are three words that come to mind when Ramona trainer Tony Smith is mentioned. Tony has openings for new clients and boarders at Tony Smith’s Equine Training in Ramona. Located along the Old Julian Highway, Tony offers full care boarding as well as training, lessons and clinics in both English and Western disciplines as well as colt starting. With 30 years of experience, he’s a gem in northern San Diego County. Tony can be reached by calling (903) 316-8770, and see his ad on page 27.


    The In Gate column is composed by the sales staff at the California Horsetrader. If you would like to put the California Horsetrader and horsetrader.com to work for you, please call the display sales staff ar 760/546-1184, or e-mail to: lori.wilson@horsetrader.com

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